Review of diets based on blood type

Eat right for your type

This is a book which claims that people who have different blood types should eat different kinds of food. It also says that those with blood-group o should eat a lot of meat and people with type a blood should eat less. Although over the last decade diets based on blood group types have been given a hype there has been no scientific literature to prove this. A scientific seminar was held by the Norwegian Society for nutrition for a whole day and after that it was published in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association. Nearly 40,000 copies of this book were sold in Norway and they set out to find out if blood type diet were a science or a nonsense.

No scientific arguments

It was found that the blood type diet, which the book promoted was supposed to be backed by scientific arguments and the author does not actually prove his points. In fact he just State some facts and takes advantage of the lack of knowledge of his readers in biology. He uses big words and his arguments also sound scientific but there is no basis of science and it seems very absurd full and it is indeed surprising that researchers had the patience to read this book.

But the order did respond to reviews on his website. He said that the blood type diet is backed by good science just the way Einstein’s mathematical calculations are. But if the diets were to be tested in the same way like Einstein’s formula he would face vindication and would complain that there are no studies in this area because of little interest and money.

Overall Assessment

The one thing that can be said about the book is that the author has a very good imagination.

Opening a salon? Here’s what you should do

A safe bet

Did you know that the beauty industry makes over $60 billion each year and hair care contributes 12 to 24% of that revenue. Even during economic recession is the beauty business remains unaffected. If you are equipped with styling skills, starting your own business can still be challenging as it requires a lot of patience and knowledge. Starting your own salon can cost you anywhere between $62,000 to $500,000.

Expert tips to start

Your first step should be writing out a business plan. By doing this you will get a clear objective and you will know what you need to do for this to be a success. This plan will give you a roadmap to follow and a birds eye view of all areas of the business. A detailed market research will keep you on top of common trends. This will provide you with a competitive advantage too. It is important to study the laws and regulations regarding opening a salon in your area. Different licenses will be needed for different services being provided.

Finding a niche will help you stand out from your competition. This will also help you create a buzz about your salon. Source products for your salon carefully from distributors. Give priority to your clients as this will help you grow a reliable customer base. Pick the right location for your salon. It is one of the biggest advantages you can have. Ensure that your salon is in an easily accessible place, has parking facilities and also not too close to your competitors also offer the same services. Choose your staff well as it is important for them to be knowledgeable, skilled and friendly. Build your salon experience around how you would want your customer to feel. This will give you direction about the atmosphere in your salon.

How to charge for your services?

This is a difficult question indeed! That too when you are just setting shop. It is good to do some research first and get a fairly rough idea of what someone with your calibre and experience could charge. Then carefully go through your own advantages and skills and then arrive at a price based on that.

The Growing Business Inclinations

Every year enhancement and improvement has become part of every business journey irrespective of whether the revenue or income is on the higher side or the lower side. The hard work put in by an individual person or a company will not be able to gauge the business trend and predict the future economic status in an overall manner. 

Traditional Trend setters for a Growing Business

  • Demand for Data Privacy

A General Data Privacy Regulation led to a wide spread customer interest in regards to business with their data being protected but after a breach on student data being sold, a tightened law came into effect. As a business owner, it is best not to buy consumer data without the consent from the consumers as firstly due to regulations and second, all chances of the data being completely incorrect. 

  • Growth in Loans 

Loans lent by non-banking sectors seem to the presently growing factor and it has shown an instinctive growth in the past year. Banking sectors deny almost 80% of applications submitted by SMEs thus leading them to lookout for financiers to capital their business. The financiers are not only accepted easily nowadays by small time business owners but they have also made the processing and paperwork to be much simpler than the banking sectors when applying for the loan. It is to be noted that peer-to-peer lending has grown massively since the year 2006. 

Lending a Personalised Experience

Giving consumers a personalised experience is preferred by most of the brands nowadays. Personalisation such as rendering offers through coupons, contacting customers through their preferred channel, providing suggestions depending on their search and purchase pattern. Consumers seem to prefer more of SMS or promotions rendered to them through means of social media. 

Significance of Subscriptions and CSR

  • Consumers still prefer Subscriptions

Being a subscription holder is a very old practise but it still has a good hold and growth when it comes to industries such as food, clothing, beauty, lifestyle, etc by remaining popular. It is still believed that subscription based revenue growth is 5.5 times more as consumers tend to purchase more when compared to non-subscribed Members and companies that do not support this trend. 

  • Following Corporate Social Responsibility as a Company

CSR has been gaining popularity for years by becoming a necessity as far as every business is concerned. Approaches such as voluntary involvement from employees, seeking some socially responsible aids from suppliers, aiding grants to develop the surrounding, etc. 

Making the above smart and innovative moves can help in investing in a smarter way and setting growing business inclinations that the time and money spent either by the company or its employers become worthwhile. 

Exercises for Legs and Knees

Closed Chain and Open Chain

Did you know that exercises are divided into closed chain and open chain? The links of body parts for example hips, knees, ankles, feet are considered as chains. When the end of the chain, which is far away from the body, is fixed it is called a closed chain, for example when you squat your feet are fixed while the rest of the leg chain moves. When the ends are free it is called and open chain, for example, a seated leg extension.

Some exercises for an all round leg workout

Standing weight shift
You should stand with your feet apart (approx shoulder width), distributor wait equally and slightly flex your knees. Keep shifting your body weight so that all of it is on your right leg hold it there for five seconds and then shift the way to the other leg and hold for another five seconds. Keep shifting back and forth and continue doing this for one or two minutes.

Quad dips
You should stand with your feet apart (approx shoulder width). Use a frame or counter to top for balance at first. Flex your knees to about 20 to 30° and hold for 10 seconds and then straighten up to stand straight. Ensure to keep your knees straight as you flex and move into bent knee positions.

One-Legged Quad dips
You need to repeat the above quad dip exercise by lifting your strong leg off the floor and do the exercise with all your weight on your weaker leg. There maybe balance issues initially but as you progress this will improve

Benefits of closed chain exercises

Both closed and open chain exercises offer different benefits. While close chain exercises focus on compression and stabilisation of the joints, Open chain exercises involve more force which is parallel to the joints. More muscles and joints are involved in closed chain when compared to open chain. This ensures better coordination and improves stability.

Hiring The Best Tech Talent Made Easy

Ideal Practices To Find The Best Tech Employees

In an era where talent and skill are in abundance, it is strange to hear companies about the lack of skilled people in the tech industry. If you don’t find the right people, you need to refine and modify your recruitment process.

Don’t Settle For Mediocrity

The significance of a skilled and talented pool of employees at your organization can lead to unprecedented success. It can lead to the fulfilment of all the goals you have set for the business. So, how can you search for suitable and skilled employees? Read on to find out more in this regard.

Job description
Professionals need to be aware of the exact expectations of them when they join your organization. You should ensure that your advertisements for vacancies talk about the various ways in which they can grow professionally if they work for you.

Interview process
Instead of interviewing numerous candidates for the vacant positions, you need to shortlist the most suitable ones. The questions in the interview must be well-planned and targeted. It saves time and ensures the process is relevant.

Don’t outsource
Outsourcing the recruitment process is always a significant disadvantage. Even if you get in touch with the best recruitment agency and they put their best efforts, you might not find the right people.

Be prudent
You need to assess and analyze the various ways in which a professional can contribute to your business. Multidimensional professionals with a proven track record of excellence should always be preferred.

Yes, you’ll have to offer them several perks along with high salaries, but they will come good for you when you need them. It is much better than hiring mediocre talent at a lower salary. At times, promoting existing employees can serve your purpose better than going out and looking for people.