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10 things to do in downtown Reno

When most people hear the word “Reno,” they think of one of two things: gambling or divorce. While both are an integral part of Nevada City’s history and identity, neither seems like a place for a particularly enjoyable family vacation.

But, it’s been 50 years since Reno began to alter its reputation as America’s divorce capital and at least that long since locals began exploring Reno’s life beyond the arcade. Over the past decade alone, downtown Reno’s development has seen a shift from sprawling gaming complexes to smaller, mostly freestanding restaurants, shops, and art houses. While the game remains a key draw for visitors and natives, it is far from the only show in town. Take a spin downtown instead of on the roulette wheel. Here are some ideas.

1. Get wet: The Truckee River, which runs along First Street, has become one of Reno’s greatest resources. Truckee River Whitewater Park (First Street and Arlington Avenue) features 2,600 feet of Class 2 and 3 rapids suitable for kayaks, canoes, inner tubes, and other small boats. Wingfield Park, which encompasses the whitewater park as well as four other sites along the river, offers picnic shelters, grills, basketball courts, an amphitheater, trails, and swimming access. Some nearby stores, such as Sierra Adventures) (254 W. First St.) rent and sell water and other equipment. Many restaurants and shops also line the so-called river walk.

2. Drink some coffee: Downtown Reno has become home to more specialty coffee shops than the average piazza (square) in Italy. These include Dreamer’s Coffee House (17 S. Virginia St.), Se7en Teahouse and Bar (100 N. Arlington Ave.), Tahoe Roasting Co. (616 W. Fourth St.), Bibo Coffee Company (680 Mount Rose St. and 50 W. Liberty St.). The Java Jungle (246 W. First St.) and Pneumatic Diner (501 W. First St.)

3. Go to a concert: While downtown has been a notoriously difficult area for small music venues, bars like Se7en, Satellite Cocktail Lounge, (188 California Ave.) and Tonic Lounge (231 W. Second St .) frequently offer live music performances. Several small clubs have also managed to stay close to the east end of Fourth Street. Most casinos also offer live music ranging from lounge singers in the game room to national acts in large performance venues. Additionally, the Reno Events Center (400 N. Center St.) and Lawlor Events Center (1500 N. Virginia St.) host a variety of concerts and other performances.

4. Watch a game: The Reno Events Center is home to the Reno Bighorns, a team of the Development League of the National Basketball Association. Other local teams include the University of Nevada Wolf Pack and the Battle Born Derby Demons, a women’s roller derby team. Reno is also home to the National Bowling Stadium, which hosts the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships every three years, and is in the process of building a Triple-A baseball stadium (

5. Have a drink: Among the many bars, pubs and clubs in the area, there are several watering holes in downtown Reno. Sierra Tap House (252 W. First St.) offers riverside seating and a wide selection of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. products in a Chicago-style setting. Jungle Vino (adjacent to Java Jungle, see number 2 above) offers wines and beverages made in a wine bar setting. And Silver Peak Brewery (124 Wonder St. and 135 N. Sierra St.) makes arguably the best beer in the state.

6. Take something home: The new West Street Market (West Street is located between First and Second streets) features several farmers markets and festivals, as well as a permanent bakery, wine bar, gift shops and restaurants. The Chocolate Bar (475 S. Arlington Ave.) sells high-end chocolates, truffles and beverages, as well as “small plate” meals. Also, souvenir shops in general are common on West Street and in casinos, especially near Reno Arch (Virginia Street between Second and Third streets).

7. Learn something: In addition to being a work of art in its own right, the Nevada Museum of Art (160 W. Liberty Street) features rotating and permanent exhibits in many mediums. The Wilbur D. May Center (1595 N. Sierra St.) houses a museum of exotic animals and stuffed artifacts, an arboretum, and Great Basin Adventure, a semi-disciplinary and semi-recreational amusement park. Nearby, the University of Nevada, Reno, (1664 N. Virginia St.) recently opened an amazing new student union and multi-million dollar library.

8. Read Something: The Reno Gazette-Journal is available downtown, but visitors should keep an eye out for Reno News and Review, a free weekly publication with extensive lists of local events and activities. Sundance Bookstore (1155 W. Fourth St.), Dharma Books (11 N. Sierra St.), and the University of Nevada Bookstore offer books of local and national interest.

9. Catch a performance: The Bruka Theater (99 N. Virginia St.) and the Pioneer Center (100 S. Virginia St) feature live performances ranging from children’s plays to existential theater and opera. The Nevada Museum of Art (see number 7 above) sometimes hosts live performances as well. And Century Riverside 12 (11 N. Sierra St., the same building as Dharma Books) is a standard theater that occasionally features independent films alongside blockbusters.

10. Take a stroll: While it is certainly possible to find unpleasant settings in Reno (visitors are advised not to stray too far east of the city center without having a destination in mind), the riverside is quite an attractive place. to walk all year round. In the summer, children splash in the river while their parents relax in one of the many parks or have coffee in the courtyard of the cafes. In the winter, bright lights are strung from bridges and trees and people crowd the river track (near First and Virginia streets; varies by season). Annual events like Hot August Nights and Street Vibrations regularly attract thousands of people from across the country.

Simply put, the Reno of today is a far cry from the divorce ranches and smoke-filled gambling halls of yesteryear.

Arts Entertainments

"Shopping at home" Has a new meaning: proactive wardrobe planning is part of the big picture

The next time you decide to go shopping for new clothes, visit your closet. I think I had a spiritual experience on Saturday. Instead of spending a ton of money online or at the mall, I decided to visit my closet.

Shopping online at favorite websites seemed like a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. There were a ton of new clothes in my shopping cart when I had to make a trip to my closet to get a pants size. The shopping cart had James Perse T-shirts and cargo pants, Vince sweaters, and Juicy Couture shorts. I was having fun like I usually do when I find a good deal or a good deal.

I was going to buy a new pair of James Perse parachute cargo pants when I needed to check my size. So come downstairs and lo and behold, I went into my closet to see what size I bought last month. That’s when I decided to take a closer look at the clothes that hung neatly in sections of pants, shorts, capris, blouses, dresses, T-shirts, jackets and coats. In reality, my closet looks like a well-organized section of a high-end department store. I’m in the designer handbag and purse business, so I’m in the habit of collecting high-end fashions from every possible cool website and boutique.

My shoes are all neatly organized by designer names and color-labeled on the outside of the box. My favorite sneaker collection is the Nike Rift in wild colors and patterns. Camper leather shoes are very comfortable so I have a lot of neat red boxes on the shelves. Prada Sport shoes range from flats to platforms, and all are color-marked and labeled. Hermes dress shoes wear less, but nevertheless they are neat on the shelf.

I have a soft spot for boots, which is why my collection of Henry Cuir, Prada, Ann Demeulemeester, Mosquito, Robert Clergerie, Camper, Miu Miu, Diesel, Michael KORS, UGG, and Ralph Lauren are carefully labeled and waiting to be worn. . They range from ankle length to above knee style, and I wear them with just about anything when I feel like boots. My favorites are a new gaucho style from Brazil. And of course, you can’t beat Henry Leather’s light weight for warm weather.

My closet is really a fun place to visit and organize. All Hermes designer bags are neatly stored in their orange boxes and labeled on the outside. Of course, my favorite of all the Hermes designer bags are the unobtainable Birkin bags. The Hermes Market Bag is also a fun medium style and is ideal for day or night carry.

While looking for the James Perse cargo pants size, I realized that I had several things that I had not worn with labels still attached. So, I started pulling out items and holding them side by side. Then, without hesitation, I started coordinating outfits from the closet contents. I found tops that I forgot I had. I found James Perse double jerseys of the same color and style! I was having the best time of my life. I suddenly realized that shopping from home had a new meaning. Balenciaga and Dries Van Noten blouses were funkier than ever! Marc Jacobs, Yves Saint Laurent and Eskandar’s jackets were fashionable and timeless pieces. Robert Rodríguez’s skirts, crochet blouses and gaucho pants have never looked so beautiful.

It was impossible to coordinate the clothes without trying them on and I don’t buy clothes if they don’t fit my figure, so I knew it would fit me. I just hadn’t thought or taken the time to put certain things together. I tried on all the outfits that I coordinated. It was like buying new clothes. Robert Rodríguez met Marni for the first time and they looked great together. Calvin Klein and Ya-Ya were a couple made of 100% cotton! Dosa and Pinko are ready to wear to a party. As are Gucci and Ann Demeulemeester. One of my favorite combinations is a green silk Bernard Willhelm dress over a pair of Danang cotton leggings.

Most of the time when I am getting ready to go out, I walk into the closet and think there is nothing to wear. Who would have thought that Bernard Willhelm and Danang would make a good couple? I’m usually in too much of a rush to think creatively when I need to put items together and end up using the same thing many times. Now the homework is done. Proactive wardrobe planning is now an integral part of the big picture.

Many of the items matched as if they were meant to be used together. I found an off-white silk Armani asymmetric tunic that I bought for sale at Neiman Marcus about three years ago that I had dry cleaned and never wore. The Armani tunic now hangs over a Gary Graham black silk long straight sheath dress, which has never been worn either. The two elements seem made for each other. The look is up to date, the style is current and I never wore any of the clothes! I can’t wait for a special occasion to wear the new outfit.

Instinctive shopping is a habit because I am a notorious bargain hunter. Buying out of necessity or any other motivation rarely produces good results. So the colors, styles, and designs in my closet blend together creating a personal style. Probably like many creative buyers.

The items that I usually buy today are exclusive, classic, original, pieces that I know I will use or need one day! They range from Danang silk garments to Rick Owens knitwear. The prices are usually all discounted because I don’t believe in paying full price unless of course the price is right! My entire small business was based on retail pricing, so I need to speak personally as well. I really believe that below retail is the only way to buy.

Running a small e-commerce website on the Internet lends itself to simple and comfortable work clothes. Sitting in front of a computer all day is great for comfy, funky garments, cottons, and sweatshirts. So when I go out, I like to add a little more flair and accessories. Marni jewelry and Hermes silk scarves can enhance a plain T-shirt or cotton skirt. For shoes, a simple pair of Prada sandals or a pair of Kork Ease platforms are my favorite shoes to wear with just about anything. It’s hard to believe I’ve been in love with and using Kork Ease for over thirty years! Bringing it all together and making the look on-trend is easy when there’s a closet full of almost forgotten designer clothes, shoes, and bags.

Buying from home has a new meaning. The time I spent matching t-shirts, pants, shoes, and purses saved me a lot of prep time for my next appointment, meeting, date, etc. Most of the quality time shopping at home was spent coordinating items that I rarely use, leaving everyday, very casual items to a freer mood selection process. I no longer care what to wear to dinner on Monday night, or what I’ll wear if he asks me out! It’s all there, and it’s been there waiting for me to take the time to put it all together. I feel relieved? Yes. Do I feel like my time was well spent? Yes. Do I need to buy more clothes? Of course, but not this weekend! I’ll save that activity for next week, or maybe after I’ve had a chance to use everything in my closet at least once!


The curious change from television to catch-up television

The last decade has seen the shift in entertainment from regular televisions to online streaming apps, our very own Catch-Up TV. This movement has changed the way we watch television shows by providing unlimited access to all of our entertainment needs.

Say no to download or record:

Cloud streaming has made it possible to watch all of your favorite shows for free with some apps or for a small monthly subscription fee on others. Therefore, the need to have a recorded copy or digitally downloaded copy of everything has moved to cloud streaming, solving the problem of limited local storage.

The rise of “cable cutters”:

Cloud Streaming Apps has brought a new trend in media consumption with tech companies trying to attract millions of “cable cutters”. The new generation has eliminated cable for services that broadcast live television channels over the Internet.

Catch-Up TV services:

Catch-Up TV services allow you to watch TV shows after they go on the air, without having to record or download the show. Over the years, the quality of Catch-Up has evolved and today 60% of the programs broadcast on free national channels are available for playback.

Streaming movies and TV shows

Certain streaming services cater to both movies and TV shows, such as; Netflix and Amazon Prime. They are accessible on most smart TVs and will allow you to stream HD content of your choice. However, with its better-featured services and accessibility across devices, Netflix seems to be winning the battlefield for both quality and availability. Hulu’s new live TV service and YouTube TV platform are now hitting the arena with their services as well.

The advent of Smart TV to support cloud streaming:

Smart TV offers you applications, all ready to access your Catch-Up TV; like iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video, and Netflix. Some smart TVs provide access to 3D video streaming along with ultra-high definition video streaming. They have blazed a trail into a whole new world of television viewing and entertainment by reducing their dependence on the broadcast schedules of their favorite shows.

Instant and mobile accessibility:

The best part of Catch-Up TV is that you can access your favorite content on all devices like; TV, computer, smartphone and tablet. The programs that are most successful in streaming are dominated by youth-oriented programs, and mobile screens have become the most widely used device for online television consumption.

Reduced expenses:

Broadcast television has become immensely expensive and most of its content is a waste. Streaming in the cloud gives us the option of sending the TV on demand. It will provide us with better options and a varied selection of content to consume.

The future in the cloud:

The future looks to a more demanding service from Catch-Up TV and our smart TVs. We will want a service provider to be able to offer a wider range of services on television or on the Internet. Online access to TV shows is projected to increase and, hopefully, piracy to decline. With live streaming entering the scene, the risk of spoilers also decreases.


The importance of business financial management and analysis

Planning and control are the two most important ingredients for a successful business. A business plan takes most of the guesswork out of business strategy and control through sound financial analysis. Financial data provides a way to measure where you are in your strategic plan, telling you where changes to your plan are necessary. Because of this, financial data analysis and management are vital to running a successful business.

It is extremely important to have a proper accounting system installed throughout your company to make data acquisition easy. You cannot run your business for profitability without a good accounting system. My CPA has an accountant who comes into the business to help set up the accounting system and show us how it works. All of this is done with the guidance of the CPA but at a fraction of the cost. A good accountant is invaluable in helping you capture financial data. Having a working Accounting System in place will minimize the fees a CPA charges to analyze your tax liability and prepare your tax returns.

An accounting system is generally based on the following key financial management tools:

– Income statement (Profit and loss statement)

– Cash flow statement

– Balance sheet

– Budget

– Break-even point of analysis

By having a financial management system in place, you can easily identify early warning signs or spot particularly profitable areas. Not having a system to analyze and organize financial data makes it impossible to manage, grow and control a business effectively. Makes it impossible to measure the success (or lack thereof) of your Planning and Strategy. Furthermore, if misused, inaccurate financial data can be disastrous for the livelihood of a business.

An accounting and financial management system is only as useful as it is used consistently throughout the business. It is extremely important to implement the system in the very structure of the company and to use it in a systematic way. The Accounting System is a reflection of the health, or lack thereof, of a business and from which business decisions are made. Make sure you set it up correctly, train your people on it, and most importantly, use it!

The two main objectives of any business are to be profitable and to have cash flow to pay obligations. The income statement and the cash flow statement occupy a prominent place in this area. The income statement represents how well a business is operating and the cash flow statement shows how well a business is managing its cash. Profit or Loss on the one hand and Liquidity on the other.

The trick is to find a good balance between Profit and Cash, which when not well planned can be very difficult to maintain. Rapid growth with high profits can drain a company’s liquidity, so being profitable is no guarantee that it will stay in business. The role of current and projected cash flow and income statement is to help you identify problem areas so that you can plan for them effectively, such as raising more capital, injecting more capital, or obtaining financing. Additionally, these two statements help you identify areas that can be better controlled and managed, avoiding the need for additional capital and financing.

The equilibrium analysis is based on the cash flow and profit and loss statement. The balance statement and chart are extremely important because they show the volume of sales revenue that is required to accurately balance the sum of your fixed and variable expenses. Equilibrium analysis can be extremely useful when:

– Establish price levels for products and services

– Decide whether to buy or lease equipment / building

– Calculate profit projections based on various levels of sales.

– Determine if new employees are required

– Advance planning of finances / capital needed in the future

– Make strategic objectives more tangible and achievable

– Measure your company’s progress towards profit targets.

The Balance Sheet records the past effects of company decisions (or lack thereof) and projects the effect of future plans. The balance sheet is a record of the liquidity and equity of the company. These variables are directly affected by the income and cash flow statements. The balance sheet is the financial one that is often overlooked, but it is very useful:

– Shows the effect of past decisions.

– Keeps track of the company’s cash liquidity position

– Records the level of equity of the owner

– Quickly display the status of the business.

A budget analysis compares the actual performance of a company with the projected performance on a monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. The Budget is a great tool to protect against excessive and unmitigated expenses and is closely linked to the Strategic Objectives that the company has established. Analyzing your income statement and cash flow statement projections against actual performance is an excellent monitoring tool that can quickly address problems before they become too serious. Small oversights and errors in a company’s projections over time can have a disastrous effect. Budget analysis is your guard against that.

Working together, the income statement, cash flow statement, balance sheet, equilibrium analysis, and budget analysis provide a complete picture of a business’s current operations, liquidity, past operations, and future viability. Working through an interactive accounting system can be a very useful tool for determining future business scenarios and analyzing past errors. Understanding the financial implications of your financial decisions can mean the difference between success and failure for your business. Probably the most important financial aspect is your cash flow statement, but understanding all these financial aspects and how they work together is the key to a successful business. Projections are based on assumptions; make sure they are well thought out and as realistic as possible.

Home Kitchen

Ideas for remodeling small kitchens

Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home and there are many reasons to do a kitchen remodel. It could be to update appliances or buy smaller ones, or to expand the kitchen, especially if it is a smaller kitchen. When doing a small kitchen remodel, make sure it is a pleasant place to hang out, is functional, and easy to use. Make a list of what you want to do after setting a budget.

When doing a small kitchen remodel, the first thing to do is set a budget because this is a project that can be expensive. You want to make sure you don’t run out of money in the middle of the project. If your budget allows, you can do a complete kitchen remodel that includes replacing countertops, cabinets, floors, and buying new appliances. This may also involve hiring a remodeling contractor because, with complete renovations, you will want to make sure everything is done in accordance with local building codes. Many people cannot afford such a large expense, so they do small things. One important thing to do when doing a small kitchen remodel is to maximize space. Use items that are functional and decorative.

An example would be a pot rack that can be mounted on the ceiling. By installing it, you can free up cabinet and counter space. It can also add visual interest to the area. The same purpose can be achieved by mounting hooks under cabinets to hold coffee cups. Using the space under cabinets can be a great place to hang items so you can free up counter space. To increase usable space, you can swap out a large kitchen table for a smaller table, remove a large center island, or add built-in shelves. Use bright colored curtains when choosing one to decorate your windows. Don’t overload your walls with a lot of decorative items, as this will make the room appear smaller.

Two easy ways to start your small kitchen remodel is to change the cabinet hardware or repaint the kitchen. You can also paint or stain your kitchen cabinets. When painting the walls, keep the colors light to give the illusion of more space. Also let in as much natural light as you can into the room. If you decide to re-coat the floor, use larger tiles to give an illusion of larger space as well. You can also replace some of the kitchen appliances, as you might change your large refrigerator if you no longer need a large one for a smaller one. To gain more counter space when replacing the countertop, replace your larger sink with a smaller one.


Hot Rods and their relationship with American culture

For a good half century, the hobby of hot-rodding generally meant taking a cheap car, removing any body parts that didn’t matter (i.e. roofs, hoods, bumpers, fenders, seats, and other such nonsense), modifying the engine, and / or by fitting a larger one for greater performance (often sticking up out of the hood) and fattening up the tires for extra traction.

The term is still as precise as ever. In fact, not even the cars in question have necessarily changed: a very typical image of a hot rod is a muscle car straight out of the 1960s (the so-called golden age of muscle cars), restored to all its glory and something. more. It’s not uncommon to take the great car ancestors we know today (Mustang, GTO) or those forgotten by all but a few (Plymouth Barracuda) and send your V8’s output to 600 horsepower or more. Hot rods can have as much to do with customization as they can save weight (think burning paint jobs), and price isn’t necessarily an item – a remarkable Barracuda (“Hemi Cuda” in hot rod talk ) on the cover of a major name Hot Rod magazine had each body panel and interior item customized to the wish of its owner. For $ 340,000.

As for the relationship of hot rods to American culture, the link is quite strong. Almost all hot rods are American and almost always rear-wheel drive. In our culture, quarter-mile times make the man. Enthusiasts who spend as much time in the present as in the past also pay close attention to today’s production cars like the new Mustang, and the upcoming 2009 Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger are currently making headlines in the news.

Of course, no rules said it had to be a car, per se. Muscular + American seems to add up enough; Jeep’s Grand Cherokee SRT-8 appears to be a hot item, no doubt due to the street cred of its modern 425-horsepower Hemi V8. Even the new Chevy Tahoe draws attention.

But some define the genre on their own terms, creating an occasional aberration. One individual dropped a turbocharged NOS Buick V6 right under the hood of a Geo Metro, for crying out loud. If you can go the quarter mile in 9.3 seconds at 147 MPH, who cares how you get there?

If hot rods are to be defined as speed at low prices, count on it to be part of our culture as long as planet Earth has fuel.

Digital Marketing

How To Use Empathic Marketing In Your Social Media Strategy

4 ways to increase social media reach and engagement

If you are like 44% of people around the world, you have spent more time on social media during the pandemic. Whether you’re catching up on the latest news on Twitter or chatting with your family on Facebook, social media has allowed us to stay connected.

But as a small business owner, do you spend more time on social media being empathetic?

While it is sometimes confused with sympathy, which is feeling compassion for another person, empathy means putting yourself in someone else’s shoes.

By empathizing with your customers, you can serve them better.

Here is Merriam Webster’s definition of empathy: “the action of (or the ability to) understand, be aware of, be sensitive to, and indirectly experience the feelings, thoughts, and experiences of another.”

It’s important to take an empathetic approach to all of your marketing materials, from your website copy to your social media strategy.

Because social media offers a great way to engage with a large audience, you must be willing to put in the time and effort to ensure that your communications are not only engaging, but also empathetic to what people are going through.


READ: The importance of marketing based on empathy, On our website.

As we move from COVID-19, empathy-based marketing isn’t just the right thing to do, your customers now expect it.

Many studies conducted during the pandemic show that people want brands to be more empathetic and aware of the long-term impact it will have on their lives.

Hopefully, you authentically and empathetically communicated with your clients during this time, and you will have to continue to do so! Here are 3 ways to use empathic content marketing …


According to research from the Braze Brand Humanity Index, about 65% of people were more loyal to brands with which they felt a human connection.

So to help you stay connected with your customers, here are four ways a small business owner can build a social media presence with more empathetic content marketing.

1. Create an empathy map.

This can be a good first step in digging deeper into your customer’s mind. Originally a tool used in the agile development and design worlds, Empathy Mapping provides a deeper understanding of your customer. It is generally divided into four quadrants: says, thinks, does, and feels.

With your target customer’s personality in between, you start brainstorming questions, such as:

  • Why do you need my product?
  • How does using my product make you feel / think / do / say?
  • What are some of the stressors / fears in your life?
  • How does my product help you achieve your goals?

Write your client’s thoughts in the way you think they would express it. Your needs, wants, hopes, fears, goals, and dreams will begin to become clearer, and you will be able to build a social media presence using messages that resonate with your followers.

2. Take advantage of your customers’ emotions.

I’m not talking about playing on their fears to sell your products, but rather thinking about how your product makes them feel.

Here’s one way a brand helped ease the fears of its smaller customers. Philips invented a miniature version of a CAT scanner called the ‘KittenScanner’, which doctors use to educate and reassure children about the MRI process. Children can test it with toy animals, without focusing on procedure and having fun.

It was created in 2004, but is still mentioned on social media, in videos, and in health magazines as a way to reduce the need for sedation. How could you position your brand in a useful way that reduces stress for your customers?

3. Use social listening to your advantage.

Social listening consists of monitoring your communication channels for mentions of brands and competitors, and certain keywords and comments.

By “listening” to your followers in this way, you can gain valuable insight into what they like, dislike, want, and need from you. You may see a tweet on Twitter from a happy customer who loved your product. Or you can see a comment from someone who wasn’t impressed by how long it took customer service to respond to a complaint.

With social listening, you not only gain insight into your small business’s performance, but you also have the opportunity to provide better customer service and modify a process or product that is not working.

Four. Inspire customers to act.

Showing your customers that you believe in them is an ideal way to increase social media reach and engagement. Think about the product or service that you offer to your customers. How do you get them to use it to add value to their life and / or entertain them?

For example, Home Depot encouraged its customers to grow a living salad bowl with an infographic they shared on social channels. While there is minimal branding in this infographic, it still reinforces Home Depot’s marketing strategy of the things that are possible with their products.

No matter how you are using empathy-based marketing to increase social media reach and engagement, remember your brand. For example, if your brand’s voice is “fun, upbeat, and confident,” using humor might be the best way to engage your audience.

If you are “down to earth, considerate and approachable,” a more sincere and emotional message could be the way to speak more effectively with your clients.

And don’t forget to create a social media marketing plan to save time and money!


Important Facts Concerning The CISSP 2021 Exam Online

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CISSP 2021 Exam Online

You can now take your CISSP Exam online next Tuesday in the traditional exam format. This is part four of the four-part, annual exam series. Each exam will contain 250 questions and has a maximum time limit of six hours for each question. The exam is available in both English and US-based applicants. The examination will be mailed to you after you have been approved.

You will need to know the following information if you wish to pass the CISSP Exam Online : you must be knowledgeable in the areas of security, network security, compliance, intrusion detection and response, and information assurance. You must understand how the concepts are related to each other and how to apply them to different types of jobs. You should be able to explain the different types of attacks, why they occur and how to defend against them. You should be able to describe the goals of a security audit, and demonstrate your understanding of how these goals are achieved, how they are implemented, and what role each individual element plays. Your written exam score will include a listing of all the areas you have studied, as well as the passing score for each area.

For this reason, the study guide that you will receive from the company offering the exam offers free PDF downloads and will also provide you with a login and password so that you can gain full access to the online training and discussion forums offered. The tutorials and answers to the questions posed in the exam are available in an easily read PDF format so that even a first-timer will be able to accomplish the task. The exam is accompanied by a free PDF that contains a complete glossary of terms commonly used in the field, a comprehensive list of popular types of attacks, and a list of sample exam papers and answers to previously posted questions.

Important Facts Concerning The CISSP 2021 Exam Online

Once you have gained access to the online training materials, you will need to register for the exam by visiting the exam website and completing the registration page. The CISSP Exam Online allows you to login from any internet connected computer and take the exams from the convenience of your own home. You will not need to leave your current job or additional responsibilities to take the exams as long as you have an internet connection.

When you are ready to take the exams, you will be given a test date and time and will need to provide accurate information about your background including your present job and employment history. All applicants are required to provide a copy of their recent passport-like identification card. You will be asked to describe your personal qualities and experiences that will help the reviewers to determine your suitability for the job. The selection committee will review your application and select a small number of candidates to be sent a personalized study guide and password, and then another group of candidates to be sent a paper copy of the same exam. The online exam allows you to complete the examination without attending a classroom-based course, but will still require that you work experience in Information Technology as well as a good working knowledge of computer applications.

The online exam is administered by two independent entities: The National Information Security Standards Board (NISBS) and The Institute for Certification of Computer Security Practice (ICSPP). Both organizations will provide assistance to potential candidates as they pursue their certification goals. In order to receive credit for past and ongoing experience, and to increase your chances of being selected for certification, you must pass the practical portion of the exam. For this portion of the exam, you will be asked to simulate situations that will help you assess your skills, knowledge, and confidence as an Information Technology professional. Once you have passed the practical portion of the exam, you will be mailed your final study guide and a certificate that will serve as your permanent certification.


Full squat during pregnancy: to do or not to do

A full squat exercise is recommended when not pregnant for people with a healthy back. Squatting is a primordial stage of development for babies and is a precursor to standing and walking, on the other hand, what if you are pregnant, what kind of squats you should do and in what range. Many childbirth classes recommend performing a full squat or a partner-assisted full squat for natural childbirth. I have studied many fitness articles that indicate avoiding the “deep bend of the knees,” a full squat, during pregnancy. So what should you do during your exercise routine? This article will try to answer this.

As your pregnancy progresses, your pelvis opens and widens almost like a book from the front of the pubic symphis. This creates more space and allows your growing uterus to house the baby. This growth puts more pressure on the pelvic floor muscles. As you squat down to neutral, where your knees are 90 degrees off the floor, the pressure from your uterus increases on your pelvic floor muscles and your pelvis leans forward. If you were to squat lower, you risk getting into a compromising anterior pelvic tilt position due to the additional frontal load from your protruding belly and relatively inefficient abdominal muscles, this can put undue strain on your back. As your tummy grows, you need to place your feet farther than the distance between your hips to perform a full squat, otherwise you will get stuck and stick your belly. In a 90 degree squat, the knee ligaments are in their least stable position, and due to relaxation, joint stability can be further compromised. So what can you do? Engaging your back, feeling additional tension on your pelvic floor, or squatting where the knee joint is less stable with your legs 90 degrees off the floor.

Advantages of the full squat

Doing a full squat allows you to use your gluteus maximus (butt) to its full range. During pregnancy, the tone of the gluteal muscles increases in a standing position to allow you to stand. Constant low-grade firing in this limited range makes your over-run tight. Naturally, you would squat at 90 degrees to sit in a chair, which gives you some strength in that range, but it’s still limited. Performing a full squat keeps your glutes strong in their full range and can help counter tension. Working through your full squat range will prevent you from stopping at 90 degrees where the knee joint is also less stable. Performing a full squat during pregnancy helps relax the pelvis and provides pressure for removal from the waist, which can help prevent constipation and hemorrhoids. Using a full squat for a birthing position can reduce the need for an episiotomy or the use of forceps.

Cons of Full Squat

A full squat is very demanding from a metabolic point of view, so be sure to replenish your food reserves after performing it. You may feel dizzy during this movement. Most people have muscle imbalances and cannot maintain a neutral spinal position. Performing a full squat with an imbalance can pull the pelvis further to the side and can exacerbate pelvic shear forces at the symphysis pubis (front pelvic junction) and put pressure on the sacroiliac joint. Stress on the pelvic floor muscles increases, you need to be careful not to overload them. Most women in Western culture are not attuned to performing a full squat, so performing this move depends on the athlete’s fitness level. You can perform a full squat with the stability ball against the wall to prevent it from leaning forward.


Since you shouldn’t use excessive external weight during the full squat and you are in a controlled environment, knee stability shouldn’t be the main issue on which to base your decision, but a history of knee problems is a key factor. .

Performing a full squat will potentially put stress on your pelvic floor muscles, exacerbate pelvic shear, and could put more strain on your back due to the anterior pelvic tilt and compromised abdominal muscles. These symptoms will increase if your baby’s lump has just gone through a growth spurt. For the small percentage of women who performed a full squat exercise with a neutral spine prior to becoming pregnant, continue to do so throughout pregnancy as long as it feels comfortable. This exercise is great if you can do it correctly, but a very small percentage of women could complete this task.

If you are sure that you do not have a muscle imbalance and can keep your spine neutral, you are not suffering from any pelvic shear forces, and you have particularly strong pelvic floor musculature, you can perform a full squat. This is an ideal exercise to get in shape and prepare for childbirth.

A mid-range squat still allows you to exercise, work in your most functional range for sitting in a chair, and will not put undue stress on your pelvis, back, and pelvic muscles. But this squat is not optimal as it does not train you for labor or delivery. This exercise is a good alternative.

The most commonly recommended type of squat for women in Western culture during pregnancy is a full-range stability ball squat. The inability to keep the spine neutral or the lack of full squat practice in Western culture should not be factors in this exercise, as your back is supported by the ball. You will work your glutes through their full range of motion avoiding toned muscles while standing.

A total stability ball squat places the knee joint in its most stable position, in addition to opening the birth canal and helping with other pregnancy-related problems, such as constipation and hemorrhoids. Work up to a full-range stability ball squat by squeezing your pelvic floor during exercise to avoid tensing these muscles.

If your fitness level is moderate and you’ve never done a full squat before, start with a mid-range squat and work your way up to a full squat in time for your delivery.

Health Fitness

Home Fitness DVDs are valuable tools for exercising

From the days when Jane Fonda and her group of jocks in tights and leg warmers on VHS, That’s Video Home System for those of you under 25, you have loved the convenience of exercising at home. VHS has already gone the way of the dinosaurs, but home fitness fanaticism is still alive and well. Home fitness DVDs are a viable option for those without a gym membership. Thanks to a plethora of homemade DVDs, protecting trouble spots has never been easier.


The average insomniac can probably recite the names of popular home fitness DVD shows that are seen saturating the radio waves on late-night infomercials. These programs claim 60-90 day body transformations if you follow them diligently. But for those who aren’t so easily sucked into the vortex of late-night infomercials, they have the option of buying from local department stores or through online DVD companies. The advantage of buying online is the customer reviews that tell you whether a DVD is worth your money or not.

Time and effort

The massive hubbub surrounding the home fitness program craze has produced a large number of cart jumpers. But before you ditch your gym membership, you should know that home workout DVDs require the same effort and consistency as going to the gym; you can’t get results if you don’t do the workouts. As with any exercise plan, you must commit to hitting the “Play” button on your DVD player regularly. Of course, no training program can beat a bad diet, no matter how diligent you are, so be sure to consider your eating habits as well.

Pros fitness dvd

Since the fitness DVDs come pre-programmed with the exercises, there’s no guessing. This is beneficial for people who have no experience in creating training plans. These workout plans are primarily led by energetic fitness experts who guide and encourage you to exercise hard and “feel the burn.” Users can be sure that these programs were designed to give them excellent results if they put in consistency and effort.

The outdated idea that getting in shape requires a gym membership is a serious mistake for some people. Exercise can be beneficial no matter where you do it. Your body does not care if you are at home or in a gym surrounded by many people. Exercising at home can be just as effective as working out at the gym, and without the collective smell of sweat from other people around you.

If you like variety, there are home workouts available for people from all walks of life. For seniors, future moms, kids, fitness buffs – whatever your fitness goals, there are workouts at home to suit your tastes.

Cons fitness dvd

One caveat that comes with this method of exercise is the boredom factor. Popping the same old DVD every day may offer you convenience now, but overtime can make your body go away. tray. If you no longer see results and feel like the workout is too easy, it’s definitely time to change it up. So if you’re inclined to go the home workout route, be sure to vary your DVD collection and change them every six weeks or so to keep things fresh.

Safety Concerns

If you have existing illnesses that could pose a safety hazard when exercising alone at home, exercise DVDs may not be the best option for you. Exercising in a gym in the presence of fitness professionals is recommended.

The information in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be used for diagnosis or to guide treatment without the opinion of a healthcare professional. Any reader who is concerned about his health should contact a doctor for advice.