In the practice of mountain climbing and sport climbing, we meet enormously many risks that can be minimized using a good quality equipment and a suitable climbing technique. A person who practices these mountain activities must be physically healthy and, above all, mentally prepared. Prudence and boldness must be in a good balance, combined with the presence of spirit, determination and analysis ability in critical situations. It is advisable to carry out a thorough medical check-up at least once... continue reading
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Resolving to be more productive at work perhaps ranks next to developing an exercise habit and eating more healthy food as resolutions that are easiest to declare but most difficult to actually achieve. Sure, there can be special snowflakes that always manage to get the job done without any distractions. But there is also the rest of us---the easily-distracted, unmotivated, and selectively lazy bunch. Worse, these traits are often associated with those who have desk jobs (i.e. web designers,... continue reading
Ready, set, quit! Oh, if it were only that easy.Every year on the third Thursday in November, this year falling on the 16th, the American Cancer Society sponsors The Great American Smoke Out as a way to get people committed to living a tobacco free life.When the event first began in the early 1970’s, the message to smokers was to use a specific date to commit to quitting cold turkey.Since then, research has shown that a smoking addiction is an extremely tough one to break and... continue reading
Times are changing and so is the woman's place in business. From secretary to CEO, we now see more women at the helm of major companies than ever before and the perception of the woman's role in business has clearly shifted from marginal to central.What about the business woman's portrayal in stock? How does the business woman stock photo should look like in order to be successful today?1. First of all, she should be strong and show strength. Being a woman in business has... continue reading
Teddy Bear.The words alone can invoke such strong emotions -love, innocence, childhood, comfort, and so much more.Admit it, you probably had a favorite teddy bear when you were a child – you may even have a favorite one now (I won’t confess to the number of teddy bears I currently have – let’s just say that my husband had to declare his office a “bear free zone”).As we celebrate“National Teddy Bear Day” on September 9th, I thought it would be fun to explore some of the... continue reading
Since the dawn of human civilization, visual representations were the first choice when people needed to narrate stories, show emotions and depict facts. There are several ancient caves that prove to us, that visual imagery was probably the first form of non-verbal communication among early representatives of our kind.Push the fast forward button and get thousands of years into the future only to realize the same things: visual representation of facts and emotions is still the number... continue reading
Twas the night before dreamstime, as I clutched at my mouse,My images were all sorted, the time’d come to pounce.The keywords were entered with such loving care,In hopes that the buyers soon would be there. When suddenly my smartphone started with a clatter,I opened the app to see what was the matter.And what to my curious eyes did appear?One image approved, on the screen, it’s right there.Now Dudau, Now Francy, Now Nikitu and BCritchley,Review all my images... continue reading
The purpose of a background image extends far beyond just filling up free space. A creative background can draw viewers into your content and give them a head start by getting your message across undistorted. Here are some points to note before selecting your next background image: Natural ambienceThink of your text, logo or any such object in the foreground as the subject of a photograph. Do you want the subject to stand out? Or do you want it to blend in? This is a question you should ask... continue reading
With the rise in popularity of the digital camera, today there are millions of devices offering digital photography as a basic capability. Of course, a smartphone that doubles as a digital camera is not the professional’s most preferred piece of equipment but a phone camera does have some significant advantages that make it a highly recommended tool for photographers.The "indirect" benefits------------------------------Carrying a smartphone to the field assists your... continue reading
Effective communication between members of a team , will be essential to address critical situations and find appropriate solutions to conflicts , experts say. When people work together as a team, each benefiting from the knowledge , work and support of other members , leading to greater productivity than would be achieved by every person working at full capacity as an individual. In most companies high-risk tasks are executed, as activities related to work at height . However , in some... continue reading
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