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IPhone’s Most Significant Features to Grow a Small Business


By: Gemma Lagasca


iPhone 5Purchasing an iPhone is not just “a piece of cake”. It is costly but its features are functional in terms of accessibility in communicating with other people.  It is even a useful tool to grow a business. Yes, iPhone’s software helps in running a cost-effective small business. Here are some hints that an iPhone 5 can offer:

1. Hardware Features

  • Faster network speed – iPhone 5 has built-in wireless LTE technology. It means that it has the ability to connect automatically with faster networks. That way, you can easily browse, research, email, chat or reach out to your costumers for timely delivery for the demands of your business.
  • Wider and brighter screen – iPhone 5’s screen measures 4 inches. You can read emails and browse through sites faster and easier without too many scrolling.
  • Enhanced camera – iPhone 5 has improved HDR capability and new panorama picture features. This latest camera feature is trending in the industry.
  • Enhanced audio or speakers – it has 3 microphones in the package and noise cancelling tools which are useful during teleconferences. The speakers can also deliver quality music that you love to hear. It has newly designed headphones for a relaxing sound.

2. iOS6 Software Features

  • Enhanced email application – the newest feature for the email app is the VIP inbox. You can save your important business emails using this VIP inbox.
  • FaceTime over cellular – you can subscribe FaceTime connections by applying a premium plan data share subscription. FaceTime is a net connection which is similar to Wi-Fi.
  • More calling options – untimely incoming calls can be managed better anytime. You can turn down incoming calls but you can easily pick an instant message or text then send it to the caller when you are busy. Otherwise, set a reminder to call back your caller at a later time when you are not occupied anymore.
  • Passbook app – if you want to purchase movie passes, boarding tickets and others, just  enable the passbook app in the app store to reserve your needed tickets at once.
  • Integrated Twitter and Facebook links – you can easily click, browse and post your photos and advertisement in Facebook and Twitter accounts simultaneously.
  • Improved Virtual assistant (Siri) – you can manage anything you want by using this app especially when you are busy. Siri will help find the best outlets you want to go to such as restaurants or bars. It is also a reliable assistant when you need to compose emails for your clients. Siri can remind your next scheduled appointment on time.

The iPhone 5’s latest features are truly amazing. Yet, in establishing a growing business, it is vital to set up a spyware to protect it from deceitful employees. They will hinder the progress of your business when tolerated. The iPhone 5 spy is the best app to secure the growth of your business. It will track not only the activities of your employees but also your children and spouse. You’ll hit 2 purposes in one go with it – for business and personal matters.

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Stresses Brought by Technology


By: Gene Carla Chua


Technology StressesTechnology has made our lives more convenient for years. From washing clothes to sending letters, technology has affected us greatly and it has made our lives so much easier. However, technology could also be causing us stress. Studies show that humans spend over 3 days in a year waiting for files or other things to load in their computer. In Tibet when you send a letter, it is normal to not get a reply in 30 days or even more, but when you send a text or a chat message and not get a reply in 30 seconds, you get angry. Here are other instances when technology has caused us stress;


• Wherever we are and whatever we are doing we always feel the need to post a status about it, Tweet it, and post a picture in Instagram. Most of us send more sms’s than we are talking. Imagine just doing what you are supposed to do, without reaching for your phone first. This causes us to waste time on things that we are not really supposed to do, and with that we run out of time for finishing whatever it is that we are really needed to do.

• Whenever we post anything and someone likes or retweets it we feel really good, but what about when no one does? Some people feel lonely or unwanted. Sounds like I’m overrating? This actually does happen.


The iPhone, café addiction

• Try walking in a café and observe what everyone is doing, most of them if not all have an iPhone, Black Berry, or a smart phone in hand, tweeting or looking for the newest apps. So if these people do this in a café, then we could probably say that they do it everywhere. This is the problem with technology, we cannot live without it. What happens when we lose our phones? Well, TRAGEDY.



• We used to have scrapbooks and photo albums filled with our precious memories. These days pictures are saved in our phones, and digital scrapbooks have been created. These are all saved in your phone, laptop or tablet’s internal memory, but there will always come a time that we have to replace these gadgets. Worse-case scenario is that they break and those memories will be irretrievable.




• Ten years ago we need to wait for the evening news before we get in the know as to what happened during the day. Today we get news notifications from our phones and there are apps dedicated to informing us with what’s happening. We need that constant feeling that we know what is happening in the world and this causes clutter. We are filled with information that we really don’t need, plus not all news is good.

Lastly –


• A lot of people are addicted to games. Some even spend all day without doing anything productive. Excessive gaming has caused death in Korea, but that’s not just the reason as to why it is causing us stress. Games stimulate our brain. Stimulates us a little too much that when we look for something fun to do we require more powerful activity. This makes us bored.

• This does not apply to gaming. We tweet and Facebook too much as well. It’s like a drug, we do it too much and get addicted then when we stop we feel so low. When we get the time to relax and be idle it doesn’t feel as good.

Technology is now a vital part of our lives but this does not mean that we have to embrace the stresses it causes us also – we have to learn how to stick to the healthy limits when using the products of technology for our own advantage.

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Top 5 Mistakes of Married Men


By: Gemma Lagasca


Married MenA typical married man tends to be the feeling like a “boss” in the family. Sometimes men cannot recognize it when they commit a mistake – maybe it is true that “boys will be boys”? However, married men should not ignore such visible bad habits because these can ruin the life of his partner.

According to a Psychologist; Dr. Gloria Vanderhorst PhD: continuous negative feelings between a husband and a wife that aren’t talked about will lead to psychological and physical crisis. Once stresses develop between the couple, depression and anxieties will gradually affect them and their relationship will lost its harmony. Here are the top manly mistakes and some practical solutions:

  1. Power position. Most men are typically performing the role of being dominant to their wife. This is a big mistake but many men don’t realize that it’s a bad mistake. Being a good provider for the family is different from being the powerful boss. Men should remember that being respectful, loving, reciprocal, caring and supportive will build a harmonious relationship with your partner in life – and never power struggle.

  2. Not showing compassion. Being compassionate is one of the most essential ingredients of any relationship according to psychologist Dr. Albert Maslow, PhD. Women are normally emotional when encountering discouragement but most of the time, men are more on “fix-it mode”. Men should learn to just simply by just listening to their wives’ complaints, and be sensitive with their feelings – to be able to understand them. It is important to take enough time to converse with each other to be uplifted spiritually and to ease depression.
  3. Being reckless spenders. Men tend to spend a lot without consulting their partner -because the attitude of being the head of the family is still instilled in their minds.  Making big purchases is such an alarming issue and will affect the financial status of the whole family. Dr. Vanderhorst emphasizes that both husband and wife should have a shared leadership position. Consider each other’s side before you come up with a mutual decision.
  4. Listening without thinking. Most men pretend that they are listening to their wives’ sentiments. They just nod sometimes without analysing the other party’s feelings and then they will jump into fixing the problem at once. This men’s attitude is not passive. Establishing good connection through demonstrating an interest with what the wife is trying to share is an active process to maintain the connection. Women are normally seeking for refuge to their husbands as they are considered as their “knight in shining armor” in times of dilemma.
  5. Being reserve with their feelings. Men are typically not taking the risk to open up their real emotions. Dr. Maslow explained that a woman will feel disregarded when her husband is not expressive to talk about his problems or feelings. The connection of the couple will gradually disappear and they will tend to find other outlet to release their stresses. This is not a good example of a healthy relationship. Men should not be scared in talking about their failures.  Build an open communication with your wife – in good times or bad times to encourage each other.

Know that there’s no problem that can’t be solved when well-communicated! Set aside your pride because it will not deter your manhood.

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Remedies for 8 Weird Physical Manifestations


By: Gemma Lagasca


body quirksAre you sometimes bothered by strange body quirks? Don’t ignore them. Your body is telling you that there’s something unhealthy about your lifestyle. Correct them at once to be comfortable and to avoid more serious conditions from developing.

  1. The uncontrollable hiccups.  Hiccups arise due to the contraction of the diaphragm. The common causes of hiccups are binge-eating, eating without proper chewing and accidental swallowing of air. This kind of strange condition will just disappear on its own. However, you can do little tricky things to draw away the hiccups – drink a glass of water, get a small plastic or paper bag and hold it nearer to your mouth and nose and then breathe for several counts. Try also to hold your breath as long as you can for few times.
  2. The “brain freeze”. Frozen foods like ice cream tend to be the culprit to experience an episode of brain freeze. “Brain freeze” or ice cream headaches takes place when you eat something cold that touches the sensitive nerve somewhere in your mouth. The nerves will trigger the blood vessels in the front area of your head to swell.  The quick swelling is the reason for the mythical term “brain freeze”. The solution for this odd body reaction is just to eat the frozen food slowly.

  3. Vertigo in action. Sometimes you feel like your house is moving for a short span of time or sometimes persists for over an hour.  You can’t distinguish if that is dizziness or vertigo. Vertigo takes place when there is nerve damage in the inner ear.  There is a feeling of ear discomfort and you will soon observe involuntary motions and eye movements.
  4. Mood killer Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating. The sweating mostly appears on the soles, worse in palms, face and more in the armpits. Though this condition is uncomfortable, the affected people are mostly the healthy ones. Recommended remedies are Botox injection, antiperspirants with aluminum chloride or surgery.
  5. Raccoon eyes. The dark color that surrounds the eyes is caused by fatigue – aside from age factors. This is mainly due to lack of sleep – making the skin look pale thus emphasizing the dark circle around the eyes. In other condition, raccoon eyes can also happen because of allergies and faulty genetic traces.
  6. Numbing of arm or leg. This sensation is caused by pressure on nerves making them incapable to pass on messages to the brain. This is just temporary and a risk-free condition. The recommended solution is very simple – change your sleeping position. However, if the condition persists and you are already experiencing the tingling factor, it may be a symptom of a more serious condition that needs further evaluation.
  7. The ear popping. Ear popping usually happens while in the plane because of the pressure and altitude changes that rapidly affects the inner and outer ears. To aid the condition, close your mouth, hold your nose and make a gentle blow. Yawning is also helpful or you may chew a chewing gum while on board.
  8. Red nose like Rudolf? Red nose is a chronic skin condition also called Rosacea. It often appears on sensitive skin particularly on the face and nose area. This is mostly seen in men than women. It is a genetically acquired condition but it can be treated thru laser treatment and Dermabrasion.

Yes, we all have our own mannerisms but when it comes to symptoms of diseases – better be knowledgeable on how to deal with them.

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Prevent Stress by Changing the Way You React to Circumstances


By: Gynn Flores


StressStress is the number one cause of diseases nowadays. Many dreaded diseases are acquired because of this. It comes as a surprise that even if there is no trace of such disease in your family, one can be afflicted with it. Our bodies have the ability to cope with stress but there are limitations. You also need to help your natural defenses to fight it.

Identify the causes of stress. Do not just ignore and never be contented to live with it. These are some common causes:

  • Work related problems
  • Family issues and misunderstandings
  • Conflicts
  • Pressures
  • Financial difficulties
  • Sickness
  • Nervousness and fear
  • Failed or unhealthy relationships
  • Alcoholism

Develop a positive attitude in dealing with the many causes of stress. The following will be helpful:

  • Maintain an open communication with the people around you. Sometimes, problems are easily solved when you talk about them. There is no point keeping things to yourself and suffer unnecessarily.
  • Seek for the advice and opinions of elders and resource persons. They may have already encountered the same situation in the past and learning from them may solve the problem easily. Prolonging the agony can be avoided.
  • Live within your means. Splurging when you really cannot afford it can only make you incur debts which can lead to financial difficulties. When you are heavily indebted, you definitely have a stressful life. Live simply and avoid unnecessary expenses. As much as possible, save for the rainy days. Look for other options to earn if what you do now cannot substantially provide for your needs.

  • Know how to unwind and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Accumulating wealth is good but being greedy is another thing. Give yourself a break sometimes. Having coffee and lovely conversation with friends and loved ones is highly recommended.
  • Have a holiday if you can afford it. A different atmosphere can make you explore and relax your senses. If not, then just give yourself a free day and do things you love doing like a hobby or just watch your favorite TV show or a nice movie.
  • Know how to delegate. Doing everything all by yourself and not having enough time for all the tasks can deteriorate the quality of your work.
  • Exercise and eat healthy.  Nothing beats a sound mind and a healthy body.  It keeps you away from any diseases and makes you feel good. Take supplements as recommended by your doctor.

Being stress free can improve the quality of your life thus making yourself healthy in the process. Yes, working hard is mandatory in these trying times but you also need to enjoy and give yourself a break once in a while. Do not let the tolls of everyday life affect your relationship with your partner. If it affects your capacity to do things, seek help and know new ways modern science has to offer. It pays to be knowledgeable on what can be done to get rid of negative conditions.

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