The Accidental Feminists

I was born on a Monday while my father was golfing. He always took great pride in telling me that. My dad was a salesman — self-made and self-willed. My mother was a resourceful home-economist and clandestine industrialist. I can still see the two of them dancing to Que Sera Sera across the linoleum floor of our newly built suburban track home. They waltzed through moon landings, Camelot, free love, and the breaking of the genetic code. From my staircase view between the balusters, I witnessed the heel turn of the gender gap and the 'hug and sway' of a cultural revolution.

"What do you want to be when you grow up Patricia?" It was the $ 64,000 question of my childhood. I always had the urge to reply 'How the hell should I know, I'm six years old,' but I restrained myself and smiled the way little girls were expected to. I do recall marveling at this curious notice that I could 'be' whatever I wanted to be. How was that possible? I could not control what I ate, or was, or even what time I went to bed. My mother and I were locked in a persistent struggle over puffy sleeves, floral overalls, and patent leather shoes. How could I possibly dictate my future?

I realize now that being asked this question in the late 1960's put me on the cutting edge of social change. In 1968, there were 28.7 million women in the work force and the major were secretaries, stenographers, and typists. Most clerical workers, waitresses, household staff and cooks were also women. But young females were entering the corporate work force in droves. They were getting college degrees and enrolling in graduate school at the fastest pace in history and their expectations for the future were changing. Suddenly women were able to strive for careers in business and management as never before.

So, I was a little girl at a time of dramatic transformation perfectly captured in the small talk of mothers lunching at Macy's or on line at the bakery. Alas, my father treated me no differently than my brothers. A small business owner, he saw no gender lines. Women ran his office and my mother ran his books. I recall him telling me over and over again that there was nothing I could not, if I set my mind to it. His other famous speech was to 'find a slot in life.' This was important to him. You may not always get what you want — and you may not always want what you get — but my father felt it critical that you stake your claim in the world and commit to it.

This notification of self-determination was reiterated by my Irish grandfather who I recall sitting on the beach of The Warren Hotel in Spring Lake, New Jersey with a "highball" declaring that this was the greatest country in the world. He had no knowledge or care that the drinks being bought by the hotel staff actually cost my dad money. And for his part, my father perpetuated this notification of America as the land of plenty and never told "Pop" that the drinks were not free.

My mother was a homemaker. All of my friends' mothers were homemakers. They were wonderful women, but I could not envision myself making a home and putting up with kids like us. So, I dreamed about being a diamond dealer like my father's friend Red Haberman or selling Boar's Head meats like Neal Darragh his other pal who had the greatest black and red truck I had ever seen — complete with a huge boar's head painted on the side.

I did have a brief 'I want to be a stewardess' moment that my American grandmother made me promise never to express again. "You tell me you want to be the pilot!" she said with her eyes open extraordinarily wide and her hands firmly squeezing my shoulders. The prospect of becoming a business tycoon, an international spy, and even an astronaut also came to mind. There seemed absolutely no reason that I could not go where no girl had gone before.

And then there was the year that I wanted to be a nun. Outside of the vow of poverty, the dress, the veil and the tunic – I felt I could do that. The notion of sitting around tidy wooden tables, eating Entenmann's Coffee Cake was wildly appealing. The nuns at my grammar school painted a peaceful and promising picture of humanity. It was so different from the exasperating play-ground at St. Petersburg. Margaret's School where I was routinely ostracized for not liking the Bay City Rollers. "See I told you she was a freak," Diane Kavanagh declared as she bounced away with her parochial school pleats swaying across her knees. I had no time for a foreign band in funny pants and knee socks. I had to figure out what I wanted to be.

My cognitive and intellectual development was forged on rainy summer afternoon during marathon sessions of Candyland ™ and Kerplunk ™ sitting Indian style on the garage floor. And, as I rode my banana seat bike up and down Sandra Lane, a quiet street, tucked into a little cul de sac of suburban New York, I found myself at the sociopolitical crossroads of America. I was 'The Mod Squad' and sugar free soda. I was Five Easy Pieces, 60 Minutes, Fleetwood Mac and Aretha Franklin. I was willful and defiant, unladlike and nonconformist and in every respect a child of my era.

I was not mindful of all that was happening in the world at that time, but I knew there was a terrible war. I remember my grandmother's neighbor on Long Island and the ominous morning that three men with a folded flag climbed their front steps. Their oldest son had just left for Vietnam. His name was John. It was small arms fire. He was 20, and I can still see his picture on their living room wall to the left of the china cabinet. I never looked at that house the same way again. Years later, I still thought about John as I peered across the hedge. What did he want to be, when he grew up?

The truth is that life takes us her own way. Robert Burns' famously wrote to a mouse:

The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
Still you are blessed, compared with me!
The present only Touches you.

The poem is a blamed apology to a mouse who's nest the writer disturbs while plowing a field. Burns absolutely believes the mouse has the easier life. It lives in the present, while humans are a continuum of all things past. We are a derivative of our collective consciousness, intent or unintended. The mouse never had to suffer through the days before the pocket calculator and the smart phone. It did not grapple with shoulder pads and disco. It was oblivious to, The Cold War, Jonestown, Charles Manson and The Son of Sam. And, in the midst of the tumult and mayhem of the field, the mouse was never asked what it wanted to be.

I now risk sounding like my six-year old self asking my grandmother what it like before there were automobiles. When she arrived in New York from Ireland, she was not checking Car Fax for the best deal on a Tesla or waiting for a freshly vacated Uber-ride to the Boarding House. She was just trying to slip seamlessly into the domestic life of a Greenhorn. She was thankful not to noticed and relieved not to stand-out. At nineteen, I was still deciding on my college major, while she was all-in on a trans-Atlantic steamship — hoping the world was brighter on the other side.

When I look at human existence through her eyes and the pure weight of those transformational choices often made when our backs are to the wall, I realize they are the ones that matter most. My grandmother, mother, aunts and all the women in my younger life did not have the luxury of endless options and gender neutral aspirations. They were the pragmatic humanists and incidental feminists that believed "whatever will be, will be" as they methodically cleared away the conventions, restrictions, limitations, and heavy clutter of the past. From The Feminine Mystique to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo … such were the Days of Our Lives. We've come a long way baby, have we not?

Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the joints of the spinal and of the joints between the spine and pelvis. This results in pain and stiffness in the neck and back.

What causes ankylosing spondylitis and who is at risk?

Less than 1% of the UK population suffers from the condition. Ankylosing spondylitis is more common and more severe in men than in women. It usually begins between the ages of 16 and 40 years.

Although the cause of the condition is unknown, a very strong association is found between ankylosing spondylitis and people who have a blood type called 'HLA-B27'. It is thought that this blood type causes the body's immune system to attack the joints of the spine. Therefore, ankylosing spondylitis is often thought of as an 'autoimmune disease' – a disease in which the immune system attacks the body. As HLA-B27 is inherited (like other blood types), ankylosing spondylitis is much more common in people who parents or siblings have it.

What are the common symptoms and complications of ankylosing spondylitis?

Typically, the symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis come and go. The most common symptom is back pain, which is usually worse at night and in the morning, and is relieved by gentle activity.

Some people may stoop, whereas others often develop a straight, stiff spine. In time, the infection can lead to permanent stiffness, but as the spine becomes more rigid, the pain may actually decrease. If the joints where the ribs meet the spinal are affected, breathing can become difficult and painful. However, only a minority of people who have ankylosing spondylitis develop a rigid spine and chest.

Other joints can be affected in up to one quarter of people who have ankylosing spondylitis. These joints include the hips, knees and shoulders, and the 'sacroiliac' joints, where the spine meets the pelvis at the lower back.

Other features of the disease do not involve the joints, and can include:

  • loss of appetite
  • general feeling of being unwell (malaise)
  • mild inflammation of the eye (iritis)
  • rarely, inflammation of a heart valve
  • pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord, which causes fatigue, numbness, incontinence and impotence.

As the spine becomes more rigid, it is more prone to fractures.

How do doctors recognize ankylosing spondylitis?

The diagnosis is often clear to your doctor from your symptoms and a physical examination. Blood tests are performed, which may show evidence of inflammation and you may be checked to see if you have the HLA-B27 blood type. X-rays are always done because they show very typical changes, such as inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and damage to the joints in the spine.

What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis?
Self-care action plan

Treatment consists of a long-term program of activity and anti-inflammatory drugs when necessary. You will notice that during a flare-up, your joints stiffen with bed rest. For this reason, people who have ankylosing spondylitis are encouraged to mobilize gently and remain active (swimming helps to keep the muscles strong). You should not use lumbar (back) supports, as they only make the stiffness worse.

Daily exercises such as spine extension and breathing are performed to strengthen muscles and prevent poor posture. It is worth obtaining the advice of a specialist physiotherapist. Remember to sleep on a firm bed with no more than one pillow.


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as indomethacin help to reduce inflammation and treat pain. They enable an active exercise program. Corticosteroids are occasionally injected into particularly painful joints and used in drops for eye inflammation (iritis).


Surgery is used to replace hip and knee joints that become too damaged and painful.

What is the outcome of ankylosing spondylitis?

Even though ankylosing spondylitis is incurable, 85 per cent of people have nothing more than a mild stiff back after the initial painful start of the disease. Without the hips and knees are affected, almost no disability results. Only five per cent of people who have the disease become severely disabled.

3 Ways to Keep From Being Late for Work

You know the drill. Layout your clothes the evening before, make sure the kids are prepared and set the alarm. It’s so routine you can do it in your sleep.

Sleep. Yes, the quiet dreamy state that begs for just 5-minutes even as the alarm clock blares in the background.

You’re late for work again.

Stressed. Angry. Hungry.

As you walk into the office the boss waves a pink slip in your face berating your tardiness. You feel like you’re in elementary school. Barely able to see above the counter the attendance clerk asks “Why are you late this time?” Excuses flash through your mind. Will it be a flat tire, a lost shoe, traffic, or an accident?


If you’re chronically late no matter how early you set the alarm, you’re not alone. Studies show that more than 40% of people underestimate how long it takes to complete tasks.

So, your morning routine plus the daily commute and your over-optimistic outlook drive your lateness. The cure is to track your time. It’s a pain. Another task for the daily to-do list. But, it will be worth it.

3 Ways to Keep From Being Late for Work

1. Time Yourself

With your smartphone in hand, wipe the sleep from your eyes, and start the stopwatch. How long does it actually take you to get ready in the morning? How about dressing the kids? Making breakfast?

Logging the actual time it takes you to complete a task allows you to add a buffer.

2. Do Less

Eliminate things from your daily routine. Do you really need to curl your hair every morning? Try putting your hair up in a bun. Checking Facebook in the morning seems like a good thing but how much time do you really spending scrolling your feed? Wait until your coffee break to catch up on the latest gossip and news.

3. Wake Up Now

When you’re alarm goes off, wake up. Don’t hit the snooze button. Better, put your alarm on the opposite side of the room. Still better, set three alarms and place them throughout the room. Okay, you don’t have to go that far. Just wake up at the sound of the alarm. This way there isn’t an inner battle going on before you get out of bed.

Remember tracking how long things actually take? Did you time how long it takes to get out of bed after the alarm goes off for the first time? Sometimes it’s 15 – 30 minutes of inner dialogue before you toss the covers off and step onto the floor.

Here’s a tip. Use the 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins to catapult you out of bed. Seriously, she imagined the Space Shuttle countdown to get herself out of bed. How? When you hear the alarm, count 5-4-3-2-1 and before the excuses start, get up.

Without the inner battle, you can focus on arriving early. Early enough to walk past your boss with a big smile on your face, coffee in one hand and a warm rainbow bagel in the other.

Being late for work is frustrating. Transform this habit by tracking the time it takes to complete a task. Once you know how long things actually take you, eliminate things like Facebook scrolling. Finally, use the 5-Second Rule to stop the mind chatter.

The Basic Facts of Web Design For Online Business

Designing a suitable website plays an extremely crucial part in promoting your online business on a professional level. Possessing a website which also appears good on a smartphone or tablet is vital to continue to keep your company competitive. To do this, your website should be clean, with simple navigation, and a look and feel that’s simple to follow for an improved user experience.

Website design needs a lot of creativity. An appealing design of the site is the secret, which will bring in lots of possible clients. An excellent site design can take your organization graph to new heights. It’s a neat compact design that may fit even in little spaces and is made entirely in the United States, to guarantee quality and support.

Since you’ll be leaving the designing of your website to a company, choose a web design company who employs the newest technology to keep your website on top of the competition. Apart from that you could also locate a great company which could offer security solutions for your business enterprise.

Without this, another business will quickly replace your business. While you’re looking for the web design company that is most suitable for you, do not fail to review about the organization’s name, reputation and company policies. It’s often hard to secure a web design company with expertise in excellent ecommerce programming, it isn’t impossible. So now you’ve found one of the best ecommerce website design firms.

The websites are created quite user friendly. The websites are completely designed and developed using WordPress or similar CMS platform and it is the ideal platform inside this arena. Submitting to business directories increase your small business site’s search engine optimization (search engine optimization), meaning that it’s going to be simpler for customers to discover your business through search engines.

If you would like your site to perform and generate leads for increased sales, your company will need far more than merely a site. If you own a site but not satisfied then it is possible to get help from reputed web design firm to get rid of same. The intriguing part about this site is it does not really comply with the tides of the fashion world, but instead intends to earn a mark of its own. It’s through getting your own site. You can do all these by getting your own website which works.

Your site is a direct reflection of your online business. Whenever your website is ready and accessible seamlessly across different mobile devices, then your website become greater engagement medium and a greater rate of retention. Not only does this increase your small business website’s SEO, in addition, it keeps people interested in your company by giving them fresh content to view on a regular basis. Submitting to local small business directories is another great way to market your small business website.

Each website is customized to their requirements. Many companies web sites have a bad position in search engine rankings, or might not be listed at all because they don’t understand how search engines work. Furthermore, maintaining your site content relays the message that you’re keeping your company techniques updated and keeps your small business image polished, in turn winning over new customers.

Imagine having your customers see your site, simply to discover that parts of your site are broken. To attain success, a website ought to be designed under the umbrella of one team. Your website is optimized for search engines to ensure it is simple for your clients to find you. In the modern technology-driven world, your website is often the very first impression of your company and have to capture the user’s attention instantly. A website, with fast and straightforward location search, was also a necessity for local business.

Forget Phones – Skype is Much Better

Alexander Graham Bell (the inventor of the telephone) may be turning in his grave, because the conventional phone seems like it’s on its way out. Skype is the latest and greatest way to communicate with anyone in the world for free via the internet.

To get started you will need some essential hardware. The most common method is to use a computer, but some smart phones have a Skype facility. With a computer you can either use a headset or a handset. The headset looks like a pair of headphones with an added microphone reaching in front of the wearer’s mouth. On the other hand the handset looks like a mobile phone, and is held to the ear in the conventional way.

If you are using Skype for long periods at a time your arm may ache if you have to hold the handset to your ear. Also you only have one hand free, so your typing may be a bit hampered. The solution is to get a headset which leave your hands free to type, write, cook, or whatever. Despite having to hold them. handsets actually actually some pretty neat advantages. The buttons on the device allow you to accept or end calls, or to dial numbers, just like a normal phone really. I like this feature because it is very intuitive to use, making it ideal for beginners. It is generally more convenient to use the buttons on the handset than use a keyboard and mouse, and it allows you to leave your display switched off – saving electricity. I have seen handsets used to excellent effect in shops, where many short calls can be conveniently managed.

As I mentioned earlier, smart phones more and more are Skype enabled. The only drawback is that you need a Wi-Fi connection for it to work, but if you have one available you could save a fortune. Considering the high costs of mobile phone calls, many people have managed to justify buying an expensive smart phone, simply because of the free Skype calls.

Online Mobile Phone Shopping

In this fast moving world, where no one has time to ask about the life even to self but daily needs never accept any excuses. Now technology has come forward to help each and every needy one and technological stiffness are proving that this is era of science and technology. Online shopping is one of the finest examples which have made it easy. Now whole world is just beneath your finger touch. Just use your fingers, click the key and get whatever you want at your doorstep.

Mobile phone is one of the major necessities of the modern public. Market has realized it and hence various options with lucrative offers have been made obtainable in the mobile market. But it is quite tough to manage the time and check entire features of own choice of mobile phone in the nearest one mobile shop. Hence online mobile shopping is perfect medium of shopping for such busy persons. Now, customers may evaluate entire features of the own choice of phone on almost entire premium online mobile phone shops. Even they may compare it with other phones.

Usually, it is very tough to know in general shopping that which shops are providing better deal for the customer. Because, it becomes quite tough to visit all shops and ask about the deal. Online mobile shopping has removed this dilemma. Now, if customers did not like the deal offered on one online mobile shop then they can visit other without hesitation.

Online mobile shopping is a new tradition of shopping so sometime it turns out into a big problem for the customer. So whenever you are thinking about online shopping then you must be particular about entire instructions. Carefully read it and follow it, if you do agree with it. Sometime, we are in hurry so lucrative deals attract us and we ignore the hidden terms and conditions which snatch our money and peace. Some key functions of all sort of shopping like credit card number and personal details are also very sensitive. Hence it is very necessary to find the reliable online shops. It is customers’ prime duty to collect all relevant information about the reliability of that one site where they are willing to do online shopping for their mobile phones.

Nowadays all leading mobile network providers in the UK like Vodafone, orange, T-network, 3- network service provider, O2 and Virgin mobile network provider are available on all premium online mobile shop. They may offer various incentives like Free Gifts, Discounted Mobile Phones, Free Ipod, Xbox 360, Cashback, Sony PSP and Nintendo wii. But, again be careful and find out entire hidden terms and conditions before accepting the deal. On certain terms and conditions companies may even offer 12 months free line or 18 months free contract.

Thus the concluding fact is if online shopping is a smart shopping for smart customer. Then it is also a cup of coffee for only smart shopkeeper. So its time to be smart for everyone for the sake of own existence and identity.

Step by Step Guide to Convert and Watch DVD Movies on Your iPhone

So you’ve finally taken the plunge and invested in an iPhone. You’re just itching to take it for a test drive and see what all that baby can do, right?

One of most enjoyable things about having an iPhone is the pure entertainment it can bring to you, no matter where you are. If you’ve got your iPhone with you, then you’ve got instant entertainment at your fingertips. Watching movies on your iPhone is always fun. It may not be the big screen, but the sharp colors and graphics on your iPhone deliver a great movie experience.

You may even find yourself watching iPhone movies in places you never associated with watching movies before your got your iPhone. For example, you show up to your doctor’s appointment on time, only to find that he has been called away to an emergency and will not return for over an hour. In the past, you would walk dejectedly back to your seat in the waiting room, pick up some magazine, and shuffle through it looking for anything to occupy your mind. After all, you can’t just sit there. Now all that has changed! Yes, the doctor might still be late. But now you can pull out your handy iPhone, and watch a movie. The time flies by, and before you know it the doctor is back.

Another place that gives you a chance to watch an iPhone movie is at the tire place. You come in to the tire shop to replace a tire. They give you the great news that your car will be ready in an hour and a half. What do you do? You can’t leave – they have your car! And the magazine selection is even worse than at the doctor’s office. Once again, it’s no worries for you now, because you can while away the time enjoying a great movie on your iPhone!

Long rides on a bus, train, or subway are now pleasant, thanks to your iPhone movies. A cross-country flight seems to take no time at all when you are engrossed in watching your favorite movie on your iPhone. You can just plug in your headset, start your movie, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Daily stresses float away. The other passengers no longer irritate you. It’s as if they aren’t even there.

You come across situations like this all the time. Now you can take advantage of them to bring enjoyment into your life. What used to be frustrating events now bring you a pleasant break.

What is the easiest way to add to your iPhone movie collection, so you always have an interesting selection?

A quick and easy solution for an almost instant movie library is to convert your DVD movies to iPhone movies.

Pay As You Go – Suitable Mobility

In some recent times, the telecommunications market has become all the more convenient and flexible than ever. These days, you can find a large number of services, which came in to action to meet the ever growing demands of the mobile phone users. All such mobile phone plans are designed very carefully with a close consideration to the needs of the users. However, not all the plans are favoured by the mobile phone users. These plans include a number of contract plans and various other methods to go mobile. Among all these, one plan that has still not lost its popularity is pay as you go. The precise reason for this could be that pay as you go deals are one of the most cost- effective ways and offers you ample liberty to continue or withdraw from the plan. Here is what all you need to know about the pay as you go deals.

The pay as you go deals can be availed on any of the latest handsets from the reputed mobile manufacturers. It means there is no boundation, as far as the handset is concerned. You can take the pay as you go on any of the handsets of Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Sony Ericsson and so on. These plans offer you much flexibility and you can buy the talk time plan, which you find most suitable for your needs and financial capabilities.

Another positive thing about the pay as you go mobile phone deals is that you do not need to enter in any contract. This implies that you are not related to one particular network provider and are free to move from one plan to another. On the other hand, in order to stick to the same plan you can buy more talk time. Or else, you can buy a calling card of the desirable network. It has proved a great boon for those individuals, who are not frequent users of their mobile phones. In addition to this, students and frequent travelers can save a huge sum of the roaming charges with the help of pay as you go phone deals.

Online Store – Small Start, Large Fortune

All of us know about Amazon. This is one of the biggest online stores in the world. Another name in the category of online stores is Alibaba, owned by a Chinese, Jack Ma. Most of the time we see these two names in search results when we look for a consumer product on the internet. Gone are the days when we had to go out for shopping. Now almost all types of consumer products are available online, that too on a global level. People can have their required things while sitting at home or office.

The concept of online stores started from the West and now is a growing trend in Asian countries. Seeing their popularity, many brands, and businesses got online. All big corporate names have an online presence now. Social media has played a great role in it. Brands and individuals own online stores also. Individuals along with their teams or families are also inclined toward opening online stores with a wide range of products. It includes books and magazines, garments, furniture, cosmetics and handbags, herbal products and medicines, construction material, electronic, and jewelry, etc. The sole purpose of opening an online store is to expand the outreach and tap in the maximum number of potential customers. An online store can give us a huge fortune as a long-term business even if it started on a small or medium scale.

Let’s have a look at how an online store is different from physical shops and what benefits are there for you that are not available otherwise.

No requirement of physical space:

Your presence will be web-based so you don’t need to worry about hiring or purchasing a physical space, buying bulk/huge consignments of items or goods at once, and their storage. However, you have to pay for a domain name and relevant charges.

No middleman hassles:

You can pick up the items/goods direct from a factory or manufacturer and transport it to the customer at retail price. Your profit ratio will also be high because of no middleman. A very useful tip for small and medium-sized industries and home-based handicrafts is that they can reach out to potential customers and get orders directly. But for this, they will have to spend reasonably on advertising.

Work according to the capacity and resources:

Are you to manage the store on your own or is a team or family there to help you? Make a work plan accordingly. If you are the sole manager, you can do it as part-time along with your job. You can expand it according to the available resources and when it begins to give you a reasonable monthly or annual income, you can quit your job or other work.

Manage it while on the go:

You can manage your online store while travelling with the help of a tab, laptop, or smart phone. No hassle of being bound to sit in a place.

Long-term benefits and safe investment:

You invest a small or reasonable amount according to the circumstances in an online store at first. So, the investment is safer than other businesses. First, it is slow but with the passage of time, it starts gaining customers and huge benefits. It will fetch long-term benefits if you keep on working ‘slow and steady’.

Product-wise distribution of work:

If a team or family is helping you out in managing and maintaining the online store, you can distribute work product-wise. Like, females can handle cosmetics, handbags, ladies’ garments etc., while males can take care of technical and electronic items. This work distribution can make things easy.

Now have a look at a few requirements also for maintaining a great online store and reaping the benefits.

Attention-grabbing and user-friendly design:

Hire the designers and inventory experts for designing the store who are already experienced in this field. For multiple types of items in the store, you will have to make sections. Links, buttons for easy navigation, ordering and cart, newsletter sign-up, and other necessary things must be there. Keep on reviewing the design every two years or so.

Advertisement and social media presence:

All of us use social media these days so it is a great way to catch up with the customers and market. Make social media pages/profiles of your online store and available products, and rightly advertise it to the specific audience.

High quality products and customer service:

Make no compromise on quality and customer service! Sometimes, customers complain that they get a different item from the one they ordered or selected. This puts a bad impression on customers and the repute of online store suffers. Give customers what you claim to give. Only good customer service can earn you a great name. The better the customer service, the more positive the outcome.

On time response and delivery:

Check out the orders regularly and deliver the items on time. Set a specific period for delivery like 24 hours for local orders and 48 or 72 hours for out of the city and away places. Delay in response and delivery is going to hurt your business and reputation. Arrange for a live chat with customers as well.

Product description and charges clearly specified:

Specify the charges including product price and shipment fee clearly with each product. There must not a confusion between the price mentioned online and the price demanded at the time of delivery or purchase.

Wise spending:

Hire a financial consultant who can guide you concerning how to spend money and on which things. Do research and study about the operations and running of online stores. Your financial consultant must be knowledgeable and expert in online store management as well as inventory.

Storage space for expansion:

If and when you need a new space for storage, you will have to arrange for it as soon as possible. The internet is the greatest source of having knowledge concerning online store management, inventory, and storage. Study the way it works. You may need to do things like that in future for your own store. Keep a keen eye on everything going on and be ready to act according to the new situations.

Hard work for reputation:

You have to spare a reasonable amount of time for making your online store a success. First, you may not need to give long hours but once your store start running successfully, you will have to give full-time and attention to it.

With dedication and hard work, you will surely get the result of your efforts.

Type 2 Diabetes – Adjusting To Living Well With Diabetes

Did you just find out you have Type 2 diabetes? Sadly, this is often a devastating revelation for many people. If you have received your diagnosis recently, it likely has not been different for you: you may feel overcome with negative emotion. In many cases, it is a temporary response, at least the intense feelings are. Usually, anxiety leaves once you decide to fight against the disease actively.

But you will not have to worry about being anxious because your choice is going to be to take control of your life. Right? A great many people live quite successfully with Type 2 diabetes. They see the disease as a challenge, one that becomes a turning point in their life.

Don’t let diabetes linger. There is nothing to gain, and potentially everything to lose. Having Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you should take lightly. Let us talk about how you should get started with putting diabetes into remission…

Become motivated. First things first: empower yourself: learn more about your disease. Odds are at the moment your knowledge is limited. Educate yourself on the consequences of high blood sugar, and the advantages of controlling it. Understand…

  • why and how high blood sugar levels developed,
  • what is going on, and
  • how you can make a difference.

Be proactive. Learning about your disease is general advice, and so is being proactive. But it is still essential to not overlook these critical steps. Before you begin doing anything, internalize the idea of having a proactive approach. Living well despite having Type 2 diabetes is a process – there are no breaks. You have to commit to the daily effort if you are to make definitive progress. You can do this by adopting a healthier lifestyle.

Balance your carbs. With Type 2 diabetes, it is crucial to balance your carbohydrates. Not only your overall intake but also the predominant carbs in your diet. Which means it is time to…

  • substitute your potatoes with sweet potatoes.
  • stop minding the extra time it takes to cook brown rice and start getting used to its different taste. It will be worth it, and unless you are very active,
  • reduce your portion sizes.

On that note: get active if you haven’t already. But that goes without saying.

Work with your doctor. Managing Type 2 diabetes starts and ends with you. But no progress is made without proper guidance. You know your body better than anyone, but you are also not an expert on its general physiology. Even if you were, your doctor is still an authority on the subject, especially in the context of disease. Work with him or her. Create a treatment plan you can follow, and commit to it. Trust his guidance, and achieve the results you need to improve your well-being.

That ought to get you started. Don’t think for one minute a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes means you cannot live a vibrant, fun-loving, full and productive life.