Social Media Tools

Social Media Tools

Social networks is soon not going to be just limited to post a status and get likes or comments on it. The dynamism in the industry is ensuring that it is evolving rapidly by the minute. Here are top 3 emerging social networks to keep an eye on:

Medium – finally something for bloggers

Medium is a lot more than a blogging site

Medium is a lot more than a blogging site

At the first look medium is a blogging site. However, as you delve deeper, you will realize that it is much more than the regular blogging site. The founders of this social networking site are Evan Williams and Biz stone, the same people who created Twitter. Therefore, coming from people who have already proved their mettle, this social network cannot be ignored. In fact, the founders say that this is an extension of twitter. A user can log in into the website using a twitter account and then read, write and vote for blogs. The number of vote the blog receives will determine how prominently or frequently the blog will appear on the website. Therefore, once you have written a blog, you promote it and if the reader likes it, he votes for the blog. However, you can only read and vote using a twitter account. If you want to write then you have to be invited from people of Medium.

Whisper – What’s in a name

This is actually an application for Iphone and can be used by Iphone users. The different feature about this is that this app promises anonymity. As said famously what’s in a name, whisper allows the user to post secrets known as whispers. The sender is kept anonymous and people can respond to the message by sending a whisper or leaving a heart to the post. If you ever wanted to share something to the world without letting them know that it is you, then whisper is the social network app to watch out for. In fact, about a million of people have already started using whisper. Moreover, with the app getting $3 million funding recently, it is certain to create a rage especially among the young crowd.

Chirpify- Make buying and selling fun and interactive

Chirpify makes buying and selling fun and interactive

Chirpify makes buying and selling fun and interactive

With the laws of marketing changing and social network being constantly used by marketing companies to market their product, chirpify goes a step further and has given a definite shape to this concept. One can use their twitter, faceboook or instagram accounts to login and buy and sell the product on their social networks. Just reply to the post by saying “Buy” and the product is yours. No hassles of credit card payment, long process of filling forms. It promises to make the process of buying and selling more fun and interactive apart from making it less cumbersome. The money is cut from your twitter account. Moreover, it can also be used for fund-raising, peer-to-peer payment etc.

Social network is not just going to be limited to facebook, twitter or instagram anymore. With the emergence of such strong concepts in the social network space, the problem will be of choice rather.


You can be happy and single

You can be happy and single

Though love can make you weak in your knees, a broken heart can also hurt your feelings and make you swear to stay single and stay blessed for a long time. You may at times feel like a sore thumb when you hang out with other couples. But when a good looking prospect passes your dinner table you may be the only one allowed to turn overtly to have good look at the eye candy. This would remind you of the benefits of being single.

Are you single and not able to realise that it is a blessing in disguise? Here are three great reasons to stay single!

1. Variety is the spice of life

There are a lot of people to choose from... Why commit to just one

There are a lot of people to choose from… Why commit to just one

There are so many fish out there in the sea. If you hang on to one person only how would you be able to experience the majestic variety that is out there waiting for you to experience? Some may or some may not get hooked to your bait. But once you get hooked to someone and lose your single status, you are no longer allowed to indulge in the sport of fishing for dates.

Once you lose your single license you would be restricted to one person and boredom may set in. This would require emotionally draining efforts from both sides to make the relationship work.

Humans are naturally polygamous in nature. With the restrictions imposed by entering into a committed relationship the natural instincts of hunger for variety may become unnaturally contained leading to frustration and misery.

2. You can have romance and still have your life

A romantic commitment may cause you to lose your single status and make your sticky towards one person. However as a singleton you can enjoy both sides of the world without getting into the commitment trap. You can enjoy romantic escapades with your dates and have multiple dating buddies at the same time.

Many couples complain that they don’t find time to have their own space and do things they used to enjoy as singles like hangout with their own gang, spend time with family or pursue their hobbies and other activities of their interest. As a single you are a free bird and can decide what to do with your time!

3. No attachment and hence no pain

A broken heart causes a lot of pain. Dating may also make you experience rejection and some dating experiences may go awry. However if you play the sport with an detached spirit and don’t focus on results but enjoy the experience you can stay away from being emotionally hurt while still enjoying the dating spree with different partners.

You can have romance in your life without a serious  relationship

You can have romance in your life without a serious relationship

So get on to your dating rollercoaster and enjoys the highs and lows of singledom! While you may enjoy your singlehood it may be short-lived as sooner or later you are likely to commit to a conjugal bond with that someone special. Till you find that person you wish to spend the rest of your life with, wear your heart on your sleeve and spread your love to many singles out there ready to swoon you off your feet. Relish the single period while it lasts!


Sugar addiction is a serious health condition

Sugar addiction is a serious health condition

It is very hard to adapt changes especially when it comes to diet because our body would eventually desire to have the taste again just to satisfy our cravings. Sugar addiction has been a major problem for those who have plans to lose weight. Especially for people who have diabetes, reducing sugar intake has been obliged yet they struggle to realize this diet plan.

Ways to kick out your sugar intake habits

You can change your diet and kick your sugar addiction to the curb

You can change your diet and kick your sugar addiction to the curb

It is possible. Indeed, many people who are very health conscious have successfully weaned themselves from sugar addiction. These individuals have realized that too much sweetness of foods may end up bitterness in their health.

Sugar-free items are available. Many manufacturers of sugar-rich food items and even juices and cola have also produced zero sugar products. They realized that their business would just cause health problems to their consumers. With these zero sugar items, they have kept their customers to patronize their products and at the same time, they make them healthy as well. These healthy food items and drinks can be good substitutes for sugar-rich stuffs. Satisfaction for sweet cravings is still met but in a healthy way.

Another effective way to stop your sugar addiction is to train yourself in eating healthy and non sugary food s and drinks. The best way to do this is to make your own juice or foodstuff. You cannot be sure when you are buying them from the market because most of these are processed and just preserved. To make sure of the content of the foods and drinks you intake, be sure to make them yourself.

Why is it important to stop sugar addiction?

The reason is very plain and simple, if you want to live longer and happier, stop eating too much sweet foods. Diabetic people have learned their lessons. Some had been given chances but there are those who are suffering from the consequence of their unhealthy food intake and lifestyle. If you want to save yourself from the miserable life of being diabetes victim, you should start eating healthy today.

Too much of anything cannot do any good especially to our health. Not just sweet but even those salty, bitter, spicy and all flavors you have know, if you intake too much amount of food wit those mentioned flavors, and then you are putting your health at risk.

How to start a sugar free life

Start a sugar free diet and see the results

Start a sugar free diet and see the results

You can start anytime especially today. Sugar-free life does not mean not taking in sugar anymore. You still need such sugar-rich food items for energy but you should be conscious in not taking too much of it. You should be able to determine the sugar content of any food you intend to eat. Try to do research and exert effort of listing the food and drinks you could grab which would not harm yourself.

Discipline is a key factor in order to make diet plans work. If you want to be healthy, then you need to sacrifice sweet foods just to experience the sweetness of life.


Giving up the habit of working hard is not easy

Giving up the habit of working hard is not easy

Retirements can never be easy for any individual even if he has invested in good retirement policies. You would be troubled with unforeseen expenses after retirement about which you haven’t planned before. Even a small unplanned event could cripple your financial security cover once you’ve reached retirement. That’s why it is essential to plan the funding of your most important lifestyle requirements in advance. For doing all this planning, the last year of your job is extremely important. The decisions taken in this last financial year can decide the course of your future life once you stop coming to office. That’s why you should think of taking these biggest financial decisions in that last year to have a smooth sailing life ahead.

Enroll yourself for Medicare services soon

Find a medical service right for you

Find a medical service right for you

One of the biggest post retirement expenses are the medical care costs that are required for health maintenance. If you’ve not planned for these expenses then you can be in deep trouble because many a times unforeseen health situations might crop up which would get really difficult to manage. That’s why in that last year before retirement you should enroll for Medicare facilities of those types which you think would be needed by you. Also, Medicare offers enrollment facilities for senior citizens only during certain period of age. Mostly you would have to enroll for all the required Medicare plans in the months prior to your 65th birthday.

Make a new budget and practicing living accordingly

Coping up with a big change can get difficult for you if you’ve not prepared in advance for it. After retirement the inflow of salary money would suddenly stop and you would have to live off your savings. Naturally this would limit your expenditure power and you would have to put constraints on your luxuries. That’s why the last year before retirement should be treated as a `practice year’ for new budget. You should create a new financial budget for your retirement ad then you should practice implementing that budget in your lifestyle during the last year. This would help you in getting used to living with reduced means. Also, the savings that you’ll make with this method could be used for cushioning your portfolio.

Try to clear loans and debts in that last financial year

When you don’t have any constant source of income then you would really find it difficult to pay monthly installments for loans and debts. That is why in the last year of your job, you must try to pay off your loans, debts etc in full. You could use some of the money from your portfolio for this purpose. Also, you could save more money from your salary to pay your loan capitals in advance. It may affect your portfolio size but at least you would not be burdened with installments after retirement.

Invest in SWPs after doing portfolio analysis

Invest wisely

Invest wisely

In your last financial year while you’re still working, you should begin searching for the best systematic withdrawal plan that would suit your existing portfolio. The systematic withdrawal plan would help you in withdrawing the money from your savings in a planned manner so that your savings would last you for lifetime. You could even consider a retirement financial advisor to know about the best SWPs that’re available.

These excellent financial moves are extremely important and every individual who is nearing retirement should pay attention to these things. These are the most essential financial decisions that would help you in living a tension free life after retirement.


Human resources is the strength of any company

Human resources is the strength of any company

The strength of any company lies in its human resource. Companies understand that their biggest assets are the employees. However, when looking for the employee it is very easy to get lost in their CV and not look at them inside-out. Here are few traits to look out in a great employee.

Loyalty matters a lot

These days companies are spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars in order to train them for their roles. In fact, the training sometimes is extended to their overall personality, leadership skills and much more. However, the money goes down the drain when the employee quits in a few months and goes to some other company. Therefore, it is very important to identify the person who is going to stick to the company. Looking at their past records and time duration in each job can be a good indication but may not always tell the complete story. Asking them questions on why they left previous companies may help you decide if the person is going to be loyal to the new company.

Intelligence and capability to think out of box

You want a team with the Intelligence and capability to think out of the box

You want a team with the Intelligence and capability to think out of the box

If there is one attribute that puts an employee in a different league from the rest, is his/her ability to think out of the box. Due to complex problems faced by the companies these days, it is very important for its employees to think out of the box to come out with innovative solutions. His dressing style can give you an indication about his mindset. Wearing conventional dresses of black and white may show that the person is used to thinking within the boundaries.

Clarity of thought

As managers, leaders or even teammates, employees should be able to express their ideas and points freely and wholly. Moreover, clarity of thought is a very important trait for strategizing, managerial decisions and creating a vision. An employee may have a great idea but if he/she cannot express his/her idea in entirety then the idea is of no use. Expressing well is directly linked to one’s clarity of thought. It is very important to check on this. Asking them questions about where they want to go or why have they changed industries can help you understand if they have clarity of thought.

A good heart makes a productive employee

An employee must always have a good heart if you want him to be your asset. Emotions are a very important trait. It is proved that leaders have a high emotional quotient. Logic can only take you to a certain point; it is the emotion that drives you further. Therefore, look for traits of high emotional quotient in employees. Such an employee will not only be passionate about their work but will be good in motivating his team and counterparts.

The ideal employee gives everything to the company

The ideal employee gives everything to the company

Therefore, skills alone do not make the employee an asset. Beyond skills, it is these points that make the employee an asset for the company. Finding a diamond is not easy. You have to go through a lot of dirt to find that diamond but when you reach the diamond, you do not think about the dirt. At the end it is not dirt that matters, the diamond matters.