The world is a much better place now in terms of opportunities in making a living. Back then, you either work the hard way or not work and die of hunger. Today, many people enjoy the comfort, convenience and many other perks of working from home on a multitude of job opportunities that mainly deals with computers or the use of technology. Well, we need to at least learn how to speak the language of today that has long since gone digital. The great thing about modern life is that you don’t necessarily have to break your back to earn a fortune or simply make a living. It’s all about leveraging now and using effective platforms that will help you rack in the bucks even if you are no longer doing the actual work anymore.
In short, let’s talk about the work potential when it comes to blogging. Not everyone are gifted with words, so it might be a setback for many who cringe at the thought of writing something intelligible, much more something they can make money from. Well, there are vlogs. In here, you don’t necessarily have to write and be bashed by intellectuals for all the possible writing mistakes you may make but you still need some sort of storyline, great ideas, awesome camerawork, and adept in using computers as you need to upload it somewhere and capture people’s attention. But for the most part, it is the written form that populates the World Wide Web the most. Written content is a must in just about every industry or company but not everyone knows how to write accurate and compelling stuff that speaks about what they want to convey. Others don’t necessarily work for others but establish their own blog sites where they can regularly publish pieces of their thoughts that hopefully many will comes follow and visit often for you to be able to make money from it.
See, it is possible because many have already done it and are still doing it now but the catch is not everyone becomes successful at it. For many, it usually starts off as a hobby then a source of passive income until the bloggers realize they can make serious money from it over time. And seeing that many are already jumping in on the blogging bandwagon, one can easily get tempted to also give it a try. However, be warned that not everyone gets successful on this on their 1st try, 2nd, or even not at all. Writing or sharing stories is a flair not everyone has. And besides that, there are other factors that you need to take into consideration when blogging that can make or break your attempt to blog.
Of course, for many who have tried blogging just because they want to earn money, you should be savvy in monetizing your blog to be able to reach your goal. You don’t just put up a blog site, write and fill it up with contents, and expect it to make money without you doing more. There are different ways to do it, so you should know what your target is, is it doable and practical for you, and how you plan of doing it. Your plans should be coupled with action for you to achieve something fruitful. Whether it be selling products, advertising, or through affiliate marketing, you should tap any of these means for you to finally earn from your blog at last. It takes some time and planning but once you figure out the formula and do something about it, your blog may be the pot of gold you have been looking for.
Making A Living Through Blogging was initially seen on https://hdbizblog.com/blog
When it comes to technology, newer is almost always better. And despite the high price, many people willingly part with their hard-earned money to get their hands on the newest and most high-tech gadget sold in the market today. It is a phenomenon we see time and again especially when there are new models released by the big tech players like the ones selling smartphones. Every year, you are tempted to upgrade your existing unit for a shinier, sleeker, and more efficient device that can do loads of functions. However, it is not always about the outside, a gadget’s interior a.k.a. its software is just as important to the entire user experience. After all, once you are done obsessing over what your device looks like, you’re left with the dilemma of having of using if for the entire time it remains functional or appealing to you.
Software plays a very big part in any technology past or present. It’s basically the very thing that powers your device, whatever it may be. This is especially true among newer gadgets that screams smart. In as much as we like the different perks offered by various hardware, the competition takes on a different path once the software is in place. Imagine why the cellular phone global mogul back then, Nokia, disappeared from the market when virtually almost everybody owned a Nokia handset back then. Around that time, promise of smart technology is already palpable in the horizon and Apple has started to unveil its first ever smart device that will forever change the tech market. Hence, it is the reason why we put so much value on software because it can make or break your business, or even life.
Is it possible we now find ourselves once more in a software crisis like that of the early 60s? Unlike the software application issues experienced in decades past, what we are facing now is a design crisis. Just what does that mean? Design can’t keep up with all the applications it is supporting. While it has still its limitations, this is a pot of gold for designers as the demand for their services are soaring now that most brands realize how a good design can elevate their brand to even greater heights.
People’s behavior is also a big factor why more software innovations are being undertaken now aside from the fact that we desperately need upgraded software to match the exteriors being manufactured today. While we revel in technology and all the great things it has given us, it has also dehumanized us in a way, which is why certain software changes can help us maintain our humanity without compromising efficiency and effectiveness. Of course, we can only pray and wish for that to happen but there’s nothing wrong in hoping. Once we are able to fully meet both innovations we want when it comes to software features and performance while at the same time ensuring we stay grounded as people, that’s perhaps when we can say that we are doing great in terms of software development. We enjoy these tech advancements but we can tell we are not yet there, so let’s try to be more patient as innovators figure out how to solve many tech mysteries that still elude our understanding as of today.
Lagging Software Technology is courtesy of The HD Business Blog
Times have changed and there are many things that used to be taboo that are now more widely accepted by the public. It is but expected as we can a lot of things have also changed in our environment. The landscape has changed and technology dominates the planet especially if you live in big, progressive cities. Aside from the physical changes, society does not think the same way it did a decade or more back. One thing that has definitely made a 360° turn is not only the use of marijuana but the fact that it is now considered legal in different states in the US and in other countries too. Maybe our hippie parents and grandparents are probably rejoicing right now at the turn of events but it was long coming. Marijuana, in itself, is not bad. There are other varieties that has a bad image because of the natural high it gives but there are other variants of weed that can make a big difference to our health.
Now we know that there are different types of weed. Many people are raving about the good ones known as medical cannabis, which has helped sick people get over their illness and has turned lives around without necessarily leaving them hooked up to the nasty side of marijuana. But like most things that used to be stigmatized before, the journey to social acceptance isn’t always an easy one. It is always a major struggle to change people’s mindset. The only edge of cannabis is that it is overflowing with positive testimonials from users that can attest to the beneficial effects of weed in their lives, especially their health. There are also studies aimed at proving the positive correlation between medical marijuana use and optimal health.
In the US, both medical and recreational marijuana are being legalized in different states all over the country for a variety of reasons but mostly because congress is pushing for it to be legal. Well, not all states are in its favor and there are still many who disapprove of its use. It is the same thing in Canada. For the most part, the government legalizes its sales and use mainly to prohibit it from thriving in the black market. It is an added bonus that the good stuff, medical cannabis, proves to be a good adjunct management to certain medical conditions like chronic and degenerative ones.
While it may seem like Canadian legislators are still torn whether or not to give the go signal for marijuana to be legal in Canada or not to the public and the rest of the world, the Canadian House of Commons actually passed the Cannabis Act without any fuss at all. It’s what you’d like to call a landslide vote and is perhaps to the liking of Prime Minister Trudeau who is a known advocate of cannabis. He is a man of his word and there are no gray areas with him. He took a bold stance of going all out in supporting its legalization even that of recreational use. Talk about liberal minds. From there, lawmakers had to identify specifics about its legalization to cover all important aspects like the age of those legally allowed to buy and use cannabis in the different Canadian provinces. It is the first and bold step to changing the public image of weed and we can only expect bigger things to happen to it in the near future, not only in Canada, but in other parts of the world.
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By now, most of us know about climate change. It is not as if we just read it from somewhere or heard about a wild prediction perhaps but a reality we all face today. Yet as absurd as it may seem, there are people who think that climate change is a hoax and I am pretty sure you can name one with that type of mindset. There actually is a prominent public official right now who blatantly says what a hoax global warming is and you don’t have to go far to know who he is.
But kidding aside, climate change is a serious issue and we are once again reminded of Mother Nature’s power and wrath with the recent onslaught of Hurricane Harvey and Irma that left certain states in the country badly beaten and people confused as to how to begin their lives. It's had some people rethinking their priorities. No matter how you look at it, you just can’t ignore the correlation between climate change and the intensity of these hurricanes, something the country has not witnessed in years.
Just look at the path of their destruction and it will be crystal clear to you how screwed up we have become because of our neglect and abuse of the environment. The problem is that the government is doing so little in addressing many of the environmental issues we are facing as if the mere fact of ignoring them will discredit them and make them go away. Most politicians stay cooped up in their fancy homes far from the dangers of most natural calamities while regular citizens get to suffer everything else, so they are pretty much disconnected from the reality many people live in nowadays.
These weather disturbances can be expected in a planet that is constantly getting warmer and with greenhouse gases that are exceptionally getting higher and higher. We don’t literally blame climate change to be the direct cause of, say, Hurricane Harvey or Irma, for instance, because these weather phenomena are bound to happen in a course of the year. However, climate sure has amplified these hurricanes and made them twice, thrice, four times, or even more, stronger than they ought to be if the circumstances were any different. Haven’t we learned enough by now? What we all need to do today is to unite in slowing down the progression of climate change because there is nothing else we can do about it now. We will all suffer if we don't act when we still had the time.
Climate Change Is Not A Hoax was first published on https://hdbizblog.com/blog
The use of computers is no longer new in our modern world. It is all around us and it basically makes the planet go round and round day in and day out. From your home to your school or office, computers are widely used and essential for tasks to get done. But if you think that computers are just a staple in the land, it is a must for space missions to use state-of-the-art technologies that not only defy gravity but make a lot of impossible things possible.
Space exploration is still a mind-blowing concept until now. Sending people into space and even exploring nearby planets in our solar system is a feat in itself and for years, humans persisted in pushing our technology further so we can reach farther planets and do more extraordinary things in space. In order to do so, high-tech computers are used that are capable of performing a myriad of tasks at once that an ordinary person isn’t capable of doing. Harnessing space technology is our only ticket to understanding the vast realm of space and what lies beyond what our naked eyes can see.
Yet even if the world has been sending astronauts into space for decades now, we can’t deny that the risk is still there and they can die in an instant if something goes wrong. All the movements of the aircraft are controlled by computers from the moment they leave earth until they return. It’s the same even in manned missions. Computers play a huge role in the management of life support systems in space. Without them, no human being can survive in such harsh environments.
Computers are the key to successful space explorations. But a myriad of factors also affects the way these modern contrivances work outside our planet. Humans may be ambitious and come up with all sorts of antics to reach for their dreams but not without the right tools in hand. Space technology needs all the help it can get today especially that modern consumer gadgets are much better and far more advanced than the ones used in space. With this initiative by SpaceX and HP, they’ll be able to advance the use of computers in outer space and find out for real how modern computers and electronics fare when they’re not used on land but on the International Space Station.
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The world would be a boring place if not for the arts. And when we talk about the arts, we are not just referring to paintings or other artworks and art pieces. The arts encompasses other branches that require people to express their creative skills and imagination such as literature, visual arts, and the performing arts. Getting lost in the arts now and then is a great way to de-stress and appreciate the beauty of this world without constantly worrying about more important life issues. We also get to appreciate other people’s talents that we rarely get to see during ordinary days.
In a country like America, people like to appreciate all forms of art. Just look at how lively the entertainment industry is, and we are referring to singers, performers, and artists that brighten up our lives. Even art galleries and museums are frequented by both tourists and local visitors alike, allowing the younger generations to appreciate what real works of art look like. But there is bad news and I am sure you’ve heard of it already - the federal funding for the arts has been reduced - greatly.
Many are frustrated now on President Trump’s actions and start to doubt the state of his (mental) health because he is not really doing anything to fulfill his promise of making America great again. He is almost one year in office and he hasn’t really done anything substantial to fulfill that promise aside from his personal vendetta of getting Obamacare repealed and reducing the federal funding of state agencies he personally feels are of no use to him (and eventually getting them abolished too).
While the president does not see any practical use for the arts, it actually serves a deeper purpose that benefits the entire nation. It sharpens a person’s sense of empathy and encourages us to think outside of the box and have a different perspective on things seeing that we are generally just looking at artistic expressions that have no literal meaning. And don’t start arguing now that we don’t benefit from the performing arts too because we do benefit from them, even for just the entertainment they bring.
But if we let the president get his way, the nation will be reduced to nothing but a black and white landscape devoid of life where all you can hear are his endless rants on Twitter that aren’t just insensitive and biased but annoying too. But then, if you look at it in a different light, just seeing or hearing about him is a comedy act in itself, so, let’s just wait and see how the future unfolds.
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Life is not a breeze. It’s true that life is beautiful but it sure is not easy. You may be oblivious to the many woes of living in your childhood but you gradually realize how difficult it is to even just survive once you enter your teens and early adulthood. There is no turning back by then and you have to face adulting head on. And most of the time, we are actually able to get our act together. Things start to go downhill, though, once disaster strikes and you are forced out of your comfort zone at short notice.
Aside from requiring medical assistance from possible physical injuries sustained and needing financial aid in the rebuilding of their homes and in the provision of their basic needs, their mental health should not be entirely ignored too even if they do not verbalize their problems or show it to others. Most people think about nothing else but their family’s safety during emergencies and brush aside whatever hesitations they may have. However, they have no choice but to face the music later on and that’s when they realize they are not the same person anymore.
People often show symptoms of distress during and after disasters although not everyone needs medical treatment for it. After all, everyone copes differently but that does not mean they should not receive the medical support they need in case they truly need it. It is doubly more important for these survivors to take care of their mental health because they need it in order to be able to rebuild their lives and pick up from where they left.
Humans, by nature, are resilient. However, many people are starting to succumb to post-traumatic stress over the years. Perhaps, it is because we are facing stronger and more destructive disasters now that it has made coping twice as more difficult. Even regular days are unusually hot or cold depending on where you live in the globe. It is usually the thought of moving forward after suffering from a traumatic experience that puts a bigger mental strain to survivors especially when the damage is too much for them to bear. And with a disaster as deadly and destructive like Hurricane Harvey or Irma, the government should look into putting more emphasis on taking care of the mental health of the people so they are able to rebuild their lives despite the hardships they faced even without outside help.
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There is always an opportunity if you just know where to look. If you can’t see any, then make one happen. That is the thinking of most successful entrepreneurs that have not only made a name for themselves in the business world but has achieved much more than any person can ever achieve in their lifetime. As long as you have the passion and willingness to work hard for your dreams, you can’t go wrong especially with the help of a little bit of luck.
Most people think that traditional businesses are the only ones that will make it big in the world such as basic commodities that are staples to everyday living. But no, you can also excel in other areas that aren’t the usual path taken by the majority. The video games market is huge now but it hasn’t always been the case. But you see, we all need to relax and unwind at times and this need has opened up an opportunity for some to tap and make money from. Over time, others have even become addicted to these games and if you see one today, most of these games look so lifelike that you’d get confused too.
Nowadays, gaming isn’t all about your usual video games but has expanded into the smart technology market too. Mobile gaming is all the rage now. While the classic and much-loved PlayStation and Wii’s are still pretty much on every child’s wish list, it is easier not to pass boredom and keep yourself entertained by playing mobile games on your smartphone. You can simply download the app and get lost playing games for hours if you have nothing better to do.
It is perfectly understandable if people are turning into video games and mobile games to help them cope with the stress of daily living. Gaming is not just a massive success to young kids and teens but even to adults too who want an avenue where they can forget about their life priorities even for a while and enjoy a good game or two. After all, all work and no play are no good at all. And it happens to be a billion-dollar industry today that helps make the world go round by allowing people to unleash the inner child in them and have a good time. Knowing how toxic and stressful the world today is, it is safe to say that video and mobile games aren't going anywhere because many need this outlet for them to stay sane when they're about to lose their grip on reality.
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We can’t deny how much we like Christmas. We look forward to it as soon as it is over and can’t wait for the next holiday season all-year-round. It’s like we have a subtle obsession with the holiday seasons and it is mainly because of our positive experience of Christmas in our childhood. Most children can remember the happiness they feel come Christmas morning when they see the Christmas tree full of presents ready to be opened while Christmas carols can be heard all throughout the house and that of your neighbors too. The sound of carols has a big impact on us as it reminds us of the feeling of that Christmas morning we have been reliving in our minds all these years and we take comfort in it knowing that the world is not as bad as it seems.
Unfortunately, there are some experts saying that listening to Christmas carols may actually do you more harm than good especially when you are repeatedly exposed to it months ahead of the holidays. Just what do the experts know about it for them to be able to say this? Do they have a solid proof that constant exposure to the sound of carols is actually harming our health and not the other way around? Well, we’re about to find out.
It is so ironic right when the sound of carols filling the air is not working the way that it should be. Well, it may be a positive experience for consumers who suddenly feel an impulse to buy a gift or two for their loved ones but it apparently has a negative effect to the people working in that store or shop. They become numb to these songs and the essence of Christmas is eventually lost on them as the days drag on. During Christmastime itself, they already lose interest and Christmas will never be the same for them anymore.
Some stores have taken this warning seriously and turned off sounds of carols in the mall while some invited choirs and singers to perform and sing carols for the public, so the music does not sound so repetitive to the employees manning the store. The experts have actually coined a term for it, “the exposure effect”, which explains the relationship between us hearing a music we like and our subsequent reaction to it. Nobody discredits the joy these Christmas carols bring but if you keep on hearing them months prior the holidays, it sounds like an overkill already and you eventually lose interest on Christmas altogether and change your mind about it. Worst is that your mental health suffers because you work in a mall and you keep hearing songs of carols on repeat over the past few months or weeks.
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The web is full of amazing things that can leave you enthralled from sunrise to sunset. The lure of social media is so strong it is almost impossible to ignore it. Then, there are opportunities for work and business that you can take advantage that only the web can offer. We love posting pictures on social media and relish the likes we get from family and friends. Our digital machines not only serve as portals to the web but also as storage for our most important of files. But as the digital world continues to grow and improve, the threat of cyber criminals grows even stronger and more menacing than ever.
The world thinks that Macs and Linux PCs are immune to these attacks but as the days go by, we become more aware that this is not entirely true. These gadgets can also be hacked although not as easily as most Window-powered computers. Yet knowing how lucrative this market is and how affluent most of its users are, cyber criminals are busy at work in devising malware that can infect these high-end computers for profit.
The world was shaken when WannaCry came like a thief in the night and crippled big companies and institutions for days. However, it mostly affected older versions of Window PCs. Yet, Macs also have Fruitfly, for instance, a malware capable of performing advanced surveillance on MacOS gadgets. This very same malware also wreaks havoc on Linux PCs. It is a good thing that a simple device update can save you from a major headache unless your gadget has already been infected.
Cyber criminals don’t stop in looking for vulnerabilities in systems that they can take advantage of and make money from. Linux is one of the latest victims as these criminals hacked the Samba file-sharing software in order to install malware into Linux that used to be so safe from cyber attacks alongside Macs but not anymore. By doing so, cyber-hackers can mine digital currencies like Bitcoins etc. through compromised computers they have taken control over. The frightening part here is the big possibility that these criminals can create more malware using this platform, a big reason to be worried about among Linux users who used to feel so safe and secured, unlike most Windows users.
Linux PCs No Longer Safe From Hacking is courtesy of hdbizblog.com/blog