4 Tips for Taking the Perfect Selfie

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Taking a selfie is underrated. There isn’t a single day in your life that you will look exactly how you do today. Scars will heal, hair will grow, your make-up might be entirely different. As such, I always recommend taking selfies! Do, however, take them responsibly and don’t get yourself into danger just to get one. But if you’re bored in the checkout line – why not? Just use some of these tips for taking a better selfie:

Use Even Lighting: Using even lighting is the absolute best thing you can do! Look at your face when you take a selfie. Are you in direct sunlight? See harsh shadows under your nose and other areas? Turn until those shadows look a whole lot better! Harsh sun shadows can age almost anyone pretty quickly. Photographers will tell you, if you want to look good when taking selfies, then a selfie light can help. Use it to even out those shadows or add some depth to your face for more-unique selfies.

Get a Higher Angle: Want to look a bit slimmer? Take the photo from a higher angle! You’ll see people holding their photo above face level for this reason. Don’t go up too high or it starts to distort your features (and look pretty obvious about what you’re doing!), but going at least face-height and higher is going to reduce any extra weight under the chin and elongate the features.

Take Advantage of your Cell Phone’s Settings: New cell phones are designed for selfies! Some phones come with wide angle lens and more. Know what features your cell phone offers and use them to your advantage. Some offer a “smart action” that starts a timer to countdown to your perfect shot to allow you to arrange yourself. Others may offer

Think about the Background: I’m sure you’ve seen those horrible “photobomb” shots. The ones where someone doesn’t think about their overflowing garbage can or something else in the background. Try to clean up your background – or at least spin in a circle to a direction that doesn’t look as messy. At the same time, if you’re somewhere neat and want to take a selfie, take that into consideration. If you’re taking a coffee shop selfie, why not try to get some iconic and distinguishable mark of the coffee shop in your photo? That way it gives a bit more of a presence of what you’re doing instead of just a photo of your face.

See? Those aren’t so hard! Like anything else, though, practice makes perfect, so get out there and take those selfies, and you’ll quickly see that your technique and photos will start to improve.

3 Reasons to Take Vitamins

I stopped taking my vitamins for a couple months. I just got lazy, they got packed into storage, and I didn’t want to go buy new bottles. I was surprised to find how much different my energy levels felt. As in, my energy levels felt pretty non-existant. I was frustrated and annoyed, but I’ve started up on my multi-vitamins as of last week, and I’m feeling a whole lot better and energetic. So that made me wonder: what benefits do vitamins provide on our everyday health?

Supplements your Diet: If your diet isn’t up to par yet, multi-vitamins can help! If you aren’t getting some minerals and vitamins in your food, you need to shape up! But until you can make it there, multi-vitamins can help fill in some of those holes in what your body needs. Even if you aren’t getting it from food, your body still needs it to function, and that’s where vitamins can come in.

Takes Care of a Specific Issue: Are you hoping to get pregnant? Are you trying to increase your energy? There are specific vitamins and supplements especially designed to help you meet a specific goal. In my case, I took vitamins that supported hair growth and nail strength and found that my nails stopped breaking as often and my hair was actually getting longer instead of breaking off earlier.

Fill a Known Gap: Some people know they aren’t eating enough of a vitamin. For example, B12 can be hard to get for people that follow vegan diets. At-risk populations for birth defects may not be getting enough folate into their diet. The elderly and those with brittle bones should really be getting more calcium. Vitamins help fill these areas in an easy-to-take way when it’s hard to take in nearly enough food to meet those needs.

Looking around for good prices will make sure that your vitamims and supplements fit well into your diet. I was able to find kosher vitamins and supplements at great quality and a reasonable price by just shopping around. Figure out what nutritional needs you need to meet and then find a vitamin or supplement that helps fill it. You’ll feel healthier in no time!

3 Creative Ways to Reach Your Customers

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We’re surrounded by marketing every day – and I mean EVERY day. Everywhere you go, there’s something that’s being marketed and asking for your attention. Of course, this isn’t such a bad thing. You’ll find out about new items, new services, and other things you might not have known about. (Do you know how many local events I find out by the owners advertising their upcoming event?) At the same time, you want your own advertising efforts to stand out, and as such, it might require getting a little creative to get your customer’s attention.

The easiest way to do this is through having your customers advertise for you! Sounds hard, right? Well, it isn’t. Just provide a service or need that your customer needs, and they’ll use your product since you’ve already provided it for them.

T-Shirts Are Where It’s At: T-shirts have become a “must have” for most people. Make a great design on your t-shirt and marvel as people wear the shirt in everyday life. The key here is to design a t-shirt that looks awesome – not just something that promotes your company.

Consider Phone Cases: The mobile smartphone has become an unavoidable device in day-to-day life. Protecting that device is just as important. As good cell phone cases can run over $30 to protect a phone, you can easily get customers to advertise your business by having a simple cell phone case they can use with their phones. Using a service like Custom Logo Cases will let you easily design a case that your customers will love. Like the t-shirts, make sure that you put time into making an attractive design that people will want to show off on their phones. With the service that Custom Logo Cases provides, it’s definitely pretty simple to make a gorgeous case.

Consider Uncommon Routes: Do you want to attract readers? If so, the local library might be the perfect place! Most libraries will happily put up an ad for local events or local businesses. At the same time, if you have any business-themed bookmarks, consider adding them to books you’ve checked out – even business cards can work for this! People checking out the books in the future have a built-in bookmark for once they start.

Helpful Tips for Dealing with Skin Warts

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Warts are small growths appearing on the surface of the skin. Usually, they are quite harmless, but in some cases, they can lead to mild irritations and pain. Warts on feet or plantar warts are usually very smooth because of the weight of the body pressing on them from above. They can be very painful during walking. These growths look very bad on patient’s skin resulting in social discomfort especially if they appear on hands or face.

They develop when human papilloma virus or HPV penetrates the skin and causes infection. HPV is usually transferred though direct contact with infected person and it enters skin through micro cuts or wounds. There are more than hundred different types of this virus and each particular form affects skin of certain area. Because of that, human papilloma virus is usually localized. However, there are a few types of HPV that can affect multiple areas of the skin such as HPV type 2 or type 4. These two types lead to creation of so called common warts. Common warts often appear on hands but they can also affect any other part of the body.

Even though person has human papilloma virus, this doesn’t mean that he will instantly get warts. In fact, warts only appear when immune system is down. Like with any other infection, good health and strong immunity are very important. Proper and balanced diet, rich in nutrients (especially magnesium) is excellent for good health and increased resistance.

In some cases, warts can be easily removed. This is why some people prefer natural medicine to other types of treatments. Specialists from You! Drugstore recommends using chalk, raw potato and banana peel. By rubbing them into skin, it is possible to remove warts without even visiting doctor’s office. It is also recommended to soak feet in warm water every night. Medical professionals recommend using Band-Aids in order to restrict wart and prevent further spreading.

First and foremost, these growths shouldn’t be scratched. They are highly contagious and if you open them, virus will spread. Also, do not try to cut them because virus cells will only penetrate into deeper layer of skin making them even harder to deal with. Do not walk barefooted over wet surfaces such as pools. Viruses can be easily transmitted through contact with such areas so it is important for patient always to use flip flops.

If you decided to treat warts on your own, make sure to always keep high level of hygiene. Although these viruses are usually limited to one body part, they can easily spread. By touching a wart and then touching some other body part, they can spread and cause new warts to appear. Avoid touching people with affected areas. Medical specialists also recommend drugs such as Soluver for treatment of this problem. Soluver minimizes irritation of the healthy skin and tackles problem head on. People with bad circulation and diabetes shouldn’t use Soluver. This medicine can cause excessive redness and local irritation. However, these side effects are usually very easy to tackle and they do not endanger patients overall health.