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When Poverty Becomes the Norm

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By: Elena Grace Flores
Unequal distribution of wealth happens in a democratic country because poor people don’t know any better – and the rich know too much. People in poverty  do not have access to above average education, social contacts that can augment their livelihood and no experience what comfortable living is – thus keeping the standard of their lifestyle very low.

These minimal expectations of the poor were clearly observed during the aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines – and it’s confirmed through the actions of the authorities by just distributing instant noodles, water and relief clothing as the immediate help they can think of. Giving them comfortable and functional system away from the devastation immediately seems to be a taboo idea because anyway, they are used to the hardships according to some.

Being sad, disturbed and depressed after seeing their dead loved ones in a very unimaginable state or even witnessing them die amidst the storm were enough to make a human being’s state of mind out of control – but aids for these conditions were not the primary goal. Compassion, comfort, care and provision became luxuries for them. Fighting to get food for survival even became normal – but looting was something else. It was the desperate actions by those people who were taking advantage of the situation. Only, the poor situation was made as an excuse.

However, this is not the first time that they were used by selfish beings. Even in normal conditions, promises were made by politicians to augment their lives but even after the end of their term in office, nothing substantial has been done because they were only given “band aid” solutions to their problems. When poverty becomes the norm, people in power are not anymore motivated in doing the best for their countrymen – because anyway, that’s already their way of life!

Despite the things that were already said and done, people in poverty remain strong to wither not only the storm but their day to day sufferings – and the slightest hope of winning their battles can already put a smile on their face. This is symbolized during every fight of Manny Pacquiao the great Filipino Boxer – that’s why he’s the people’s champion in the Philippines.

When poverty becomes a norm, 20 typhoons visiting the country per year without proper contingency plans and relief operations in place are not a big deal. Anyway, “band aid” reliefs can shut their mouths up. If this remains to be the attitude of most people, the time will come that those who have nothing will loot those who have – and it will take only one great calamity to let this happen!

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Healthy Eating with Thai Food

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Getting the right flavor of a Thai food is very important or else, it’s not authentic or even Royal Thai – which is a revision to suit people who are not into too spicy dishes. However, some ingredients can’t be found easily if your are not in Thailand. Vacuum packed Thai mixtures can solve this dilemma but make sure to add fresh vegetables and meats plus herbs to keep it healthy. Read this for recipes with basic ingredients:

Healthy Thai Food Recipes

By:  eatingwell.com

Thai food is full of flavor, but you don’t need a pantry full of exotic ingredients to prepare it. If you like to make Thai recipes at home, it’s a good idea to keep fish sauce, garlic, chiles and lime juice on hand. These simple Thai recipes will get you started making terrific Thai food at home. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_thai_food_recipes


Freshness you can smell and taste should be the ultimate goal – to not only boost your appetite but also your health. You can always improvise if some ingredients are not available locally. Most spices used for Thai foods are anti – oxidants that can keep you fit and trim. Enjoy them and be healthy!

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How to Install Contact Form 7 into the Sidebar

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Contact Form 7 is one of the most popular plugins of WordPress probably because it is user-friendly. You can easily install, edit and customize it as required. You can also install it into the sidebar quickly if that’s want you have to do. Just follow this video:

How to insert Contact Form 7 into the sidebar of a WordPress website


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This is cool because you just have to go through the basic process of installing a plugin into a WordPress site. Then edit and copy/paste the code into the page. You can then drag the widgets that are not needed out and add in the text widget where you can insert the title and the code. The steps will not go easier that these so, use it while you can – for FREE!

Web Design by:  Miracquel Puelong

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Firing an Unproductive Employee is Easy but Not an Immediate Solution

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By: Elena Grace Flores

Assurant Employee Benefits
Assurant Employee Benefits (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Firing fast can get rid of a bad employee quickly – but this does not mean that the problem will vanish right then and there. It is best to investigate what’s making your good employee unproductive at the present time. When he or she is not as enthusiastic with his or her job as before and not reporting problems. Chances are – there are other more important things occupying the employee’s mind and time. Read this for guidance:

Coping with an Employee — Who Hasn’t ‘Got It’

By: Anthony Noel

Some important do’s and don’ts for dealing with a less-than-productive employee.

Sooner or later, it’s going to happen. You’re going to hire someone who not only falls short of expectations, but seems completely without clue.

Maybe you didn’t do as thorough a job as you should have during the interview. http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Coping_with_an_Employee.html


Giving your employee the benefit of the doubt on why the declining performance happens is a noble act – and good thing can happen with that kind of gesture. However, there are limitations for everything because bad staff can cost you a lot of money. The poor performance must be pointed out to the concerned person and support should be in place in helping the problematic man or woman – but for a limited span of time, of course. Observing the employee for at least 1 to 3 months should be enough for you to decide to fire him or her. Do it well.

Web Design by:  Miracquel Puelong

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Experiencing the Dynamik-Gen Functionality

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Internettets nye dynamik
Internettets nye dynamik (Photo credit: Thor Dekov Buur)

Dynamik-Gen or the Dynamik theme for Genesis platform is a combination of making templates easier and protecting data from being lost when auto-updating. Dynamik is actually a child theme in itself where you can simplify coding just by following its standard process indicated in this article:

 

Custom Page Templates The Dynamik Way

By:  Eric Hamm 

 

The traditional WordPress Page Template provides us with the ability to display our content in a manner that is unique to the “default” page structure provided by our WordPress Theme.

This can be very useful and as simple or complicated as we want/need it to be. http://cobaltapps.com/custom-page-templates-the-dynamik-way/


People who have never used this Dynamik theme but have the eye for technical matters can easily work the process out. Coding may be minimized but basic knowledge on reading and understanding codes can help a lot. Just make sure that you search for instructional videos on how to use the Dynamik theme for the Genesis framework first before implementing changes on your website to make it easier. Just Google Dynamik for Genesis and various reference materials will become available for you.

Web Design by:  Miracquel Puelong

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