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Saturday, 19th September 2020
MUMBAI INDIANS vs CHENNAI SUPER KINGS 18:00 Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
IPL 2020, MI vs CSK Team Predicted Playing 11 Today Match,Chennai Super Kings take on Mumbai Indians
After a long wait, Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to begin in United Arab Emirates (UAE) from Saturday and fans can’t keep calm. Only hours remain till the CSK vs MI opening clash on Saturday (7:30 pm IST).
Even though the event is being hosted outside the country, it has not dampened the excitement and talk around the big cricket tournament with fans happy to watch from their homes amid the global pandemic. Chennai Super Kings take on Mumbai Indians in the delayed tournament opener.
CSK Probable XI
CSK Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
MI Probable XI
MI Probable XI: Rohit Sharma(C), Quinton De Kock(Wk), Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Nathan Coulter Nile, Rahul Chahar, Trent Boult/ Mitchell McClenaghan, Jasprit Bumrah
Malinga’s experience will be missed: Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma conceded that “incomparable” Sri Lankan pace legend Lasith Malinga, who has opted out of this year’s IPL, will be severely missed by his defending champion team given his “unbelievable” past performances. “I don’t think it is easy to come and fill his boots. He has been a match-winner for Mumbai. I have said it many times, whenever we sort of find ourselves in trouble, Malinga was the one to bail us out from that,” Rohit said in a pre-season online press conference.
The big game means that the teams will stack up their line-up with their match-winners.
Here are top five players to watch out for:
Class, finesse, timing and clean-hitting ability. Rohit Sharma is a delight to watch with the bat in hand. Add to it, his leadership credentials. He has been one of the finest openers going around and can easily change the course of the game on his own.
Crafty, proven match-winner for CSK and someone who can play the sheet anchor’s role and attack when needed. Ambati Rayudu, with 3300 IPL runs against his name, can open the innings and can also bat in the middle-order, and hence, can be a key component to CSK’s success.
He may have announced his retirement from international cricket, but ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni continues to be a fan favourite.
With his astute leadership, ability to anchor the Chennai Super Kings’ middle-order, with a good mix of caution and aggression, and lightning-fast glovework, you just cannot take your eyes off this champion cricketer.
Hard-hitter, acrobatic fielder and an immensely handy bowler, Hardik Pandya ticks all the boxes a team will look for in a player. He has been a pivotal member of the Mumbai Indians unit and it won’t be too surprising if he starts the IPL 2020 with a bang.
Pace, swing, control, ability and experience. Jasprit Bumrah, who will be spearheading the Mumbai Indians bowling attack, possesses all the traits a team will look for in a bowler and hence, remains a clear-cut contender in the list of the players to watch out for.
The young Mumbai Indians leg-spinner made a solid impression in the previous IPL season, scalping 13 wickets. With the IPL to be played in the UAE, where the tracks will be helpful for the spinners, Rahul Chahar will be a vital cog in the MI wheel.
Highest team total at this venue in IPL
206-4 by Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings in 2014
If CSK wins the IPL 2020 opener under MS Dhoni, it will be the Captain Cool’s 100th IPL win as a CSK skipper.
Rohit Sharma needs 6 more sixes to reach the 200-six mark in the IPL
If you want to learn how to make tutorial videos or other instructional videos it all begins with with great planning.
Start by spending some time getting to know your audience. Learn how they use your product and find out where they struggle. Then use that information to choose a tutorial topic that will best help your target group.
Once you have your topic, create a storyboard to outline and visualize what you plan to show in your video.
Step 2. Write a script
Here are a few tips to help you write a script.
Use words you’d use in everyday conversations. This will give your script a smooth, natural feel.
Don’t just tell viewers what’s going on, show them. Instead of simply saying what’s happening on-screen, let those actions speak for themselves and use this time to add context with the voice over or narration.
Practice, practice… and then practice again. Read your script aloud and see how it flows. If you find yourself getting tripped up, go back and make sure you’re using natural language.
Finally, get some feedback. Find someone who’s not afraid to tell you what they really think and send them your script. This might seem scary at first, but once you get used to receiving feedback, it becomes an essential part of the scripting process.
Step 3. Record the audio narration
Start by getting your hands on the best microphone you can find. Even a middle-of-the-road mic will provide much better sound quality than the one built into your computer. Then, find a quiet place to record.
The Camtasia video editor makes it simple to record your voice over with with built-in voice narration.
When you’re ready, record the script and make sure to speak slowly and clearly. If you make a mistake, don’t start over. Simply pause and start again right before you made the mistake. You can always remove mistakes when you’re finished.
Step 4. Record video of your screen
The next step is recording your screen video. Start by cleaning up your desktop, closing any applications you don’t need, and turning off any notifications that might pop up.
Open the application you want to record and walk through exactly what you want to show your viewers. This will help you get those smooth cursor motions and, in the end, you’ll have less editing to do. When you’re ready, open the Camtasia recorder and record your screen.
Remember, if you make a mistake, simply pause… and then start right before the mistake. You can always edit it out in the end. You’ll want to make sure the screen recording software you use has built-in video editing.
Step 5. Cut out mistakes and trim extra footage
When you’re finished recording your screen, it’s time to get all hack and slash with editing.
To start, cut out mistakes and trim extra footage from the ends of your recording. When finished, bring in your audio narration and any other media needed for the project.
Step 6. Sync your audio and video
With your audio narration on the timeline, use clip speed and extend frame to sync the pace of your video with your narration.
For example, if you need more time to explain a concept, split the clip and use extend frame to freeze the video. Or if you want to speed up a boring part of your recording, add clip speed, then drag the handles to speed it up.
Step 7. Produce and share the video
The last step in creating a tutorial is to save the video. Think about where you want this video to live and choose a share destination.
As an extra last step, we recommend sharing your video with a few people to get feedback. This is a great way to make sure your message is clear, and your video is accomplishing your goals.
To start a recording, click the Record button at the top of the tools panel. This opens the Camtasia recorder, which by default, is set to capture everything that happens on your screen.
Customize Recording Settings
#1 Choose to record the full screen, or select the arrow and choose “select area to record”.
#2 Choose other inputs to record along with the screen. Options include webcam, microphone audio and system audio. Select the down arrow or double arrows next to each to choose a specific microphone or webcam.
#3 Click Start Recording to begin.
Finish Recording (Windows)
When you’re finished recording, click the Camtasia recorder icon in the taskbar, then the stop button. If you need to re-record, choose delete to start over.
Quick Tip: Press “F10” to stop a recording, or “F9” to pause/resume a recording.
Finish Recording (Mac)
To finish the recording, click the Camtasia icon in the Apple menu bar, then click “Stop Recording.” Or, if you need to re-record, choose “Start Over.”
Quick Tip: Press “CMD+OPTION+2” to stop a recording, or “CMD+SHIFT+2” to pause/resume a recording.
Trim out Mistakes
Often we record a little extra at the beginning and end of a recording. To remove the extra content, drag the end of the clip “in.” This is called trimming. If you trim too much, drag the clip back to restore your video.
It’s good to note that any edits you make on the timeline, won’t affect your original recording in the media bin.
Cut out Mistakes
Drag the red or green handle on the playhead to select the area to remove, then click the cut button to remove the section. A stitched line appear, showing you where the cut was made.
If you make a selection and want to bring the playhead back together, double click the playhead.
Add Titles, Annotations, Effects & More
Add a level of polish and professionalism to your videos with eye-catching titles, annotations, effects and more. Click and drag them from the tools panel to the timeline or canvas.
Export & Share
When you’re ready to export or share your video, click the Export button in the upper right corner of the editor, then select a destination.
In Camtasia, videos are created on the timeline, moving sequentially from left to right. This is where you arrange and edit your screen recordings, audio clips, titles and more.
The timeline is organized into layers, which we call tracks, where media on the top layers cover the ones below.
As you build your project, the Canvas is where you preview your work. As the playhead moves along the timeline, everything at that point is displayed on the canvas.
The Canvas, is also a working area where you position, resize, and rotate content. It’s good to note that everything that’s shown on the canvas is produced in the final video.
Remove a Mistake
To remove a mistake or unwanted section of a recording, drag a handle on the playhead to make a selection and click Cut. This removes the selection and moves all media to the left to fill the space.
To replace a mistake with a new recording, make a selection, then press the Delete key. This removes the selected media and leaves space on the timeline for a new recording.
Create Space on the Timeline
Sometimes you need to add media to the timeline, but there is no room. To create space on the timeline, move the playhead, select the clips and then press the S key on Windows or CMD+T on Mac. This splits the clips into two parts, which you can move to create space.
To remove extra footage or fine tune media, click and drag the end of a clip “in.” This is called trimming, and if you trim too much, simply drag the clip back to restore your video.
Zoom the Timeline
To fine tune your editing, use the zoom slider to zoom in on the timeline. If you zoom too much or want to see your project in full, click the magnifying glass to fit your entire project to the timeline.
Working With The Canvas
Design Your Video
The Canvas is where you design your video. Use it to position, resize and rotate media. It’s also where you adjust the look and feel of callouts, and change their text.
As you build your project, keep in mind that everything that is visible on the Canvas is produced in the final video.
If parts of a recording or other media pass over the edge of the Canvas, Camtasia greys them out to indicate they won’t appear in the final video.
As you build your project, add media by clicking and dragging the media directly to the Canvas. To modify text, double click an annotation and type on your keyboard.
The Properties Panel
To adjust the style or fine tune media on the Canvas, use the Properties panel. This panel displays the properties for the selected media, and organizes them into tabs. The first tab is an object’s visual properties and the following tabs change depending on the type of media selected.
In this example, an annotation is selected, so the second tab displays the annotations text properties and the third displays options for the style of the annotation.
Add and customize annotations to point out important details in your video.
To add an annotation, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas. Double click the annotation to change the text. Change its font, background color and more in the properties panel.
To change the size, position and rotation of an annotation, click and drag the handles.
Shapes and Blur
To hide sensitive information use Shapes and Blur.
To add a shape or blur, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.
Adjust the intensity of the blur, size and position in the properties panel.
Add a sketch motion callout to draw on your video and point out important information.
To add a sketch motion, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.
To change the size, position and rotation of a sketch motion, click and drag the handles.
Change the Draw Time in the properties panel to adjust the time it takes to draw the callout.
Add additional information to your video with a premade lower third.
To add a lower third, click and drag one from the tools panel to the timeline or the canvas.
Change its color, text and more in the properties panel.
Apply a Theme to an Annotation
When you work with annotations, callouts, or text in a project, easily apply your theme to change the look and feel.
To do this, select the annotation, open the properties panel, then select a theme from the dropdown.
Check out this tutorial for more information about Camtasia Themes. [https://www.techsmith.com/tutorial-camtasia-themes.html]
To access the PowerPoint Add-in Toolbar, open PowerPoint and select the “Add-ins” tab in the top toolbar. From there, you should see the familiar Camtasia record button, along with a few other options to customize a recording.
*The PowerPoint Add-in toolbar is installed by default with Camtasia. If it doesn’t appear in PowerPoint, you may need to enable it. To do this, go to File > Options > Add-ins. Click on the Manage dropdown, select Disabled Items, then click Go. If the Camtasia Add-in is listed, select it, and click Enable.
Customize Your Recording Settings
The Camtasia PowerPoint Add-in provides a robust set of recording options, all of which can be customized.
For example, you can enable or disable webcam recording, system audio, and microphone audio. Or, you can set hotkeys, frame rate and more in the settings dialogue.
Add PowerPoint Slides to a Camtasia Project
If you often make videos out of PowerPoint presentations, you can now import PowerPoint slides directly into Camtasia and quickly edit them to match the audio narration.
First, make sure that PowerPoint is closed. Then click the Import Media button and choose your PowerPoint file. Camtasia converts each slide into an image (PNG) and adds it to the media bin. Drag slides to the timeline and edit them like any other media in a project.
Default Slide Duration
To change the default slide duration, go to Edit > Preferences and then choose the Timing tab. Set the “Images” option to the desired duration and click OK.
A dosa is South Indian, fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. Masala Dosa, specifically, is when you stuff it with a lightly cooked filling of potatoes, fried onions and spices. Cuisine: Indian Theme: Vegetarian
1-1/2 cups long grain rice
1/2 cup urad dal (polished black lentil or white lentil)
3 quarts water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 – 2 green chilies, chopped
1 Tbs. ghee (clarified butter) or regular butter
1/2 tsp. black mustard seeds
1/2 tsp. chana dal (split black chickpeas)
1 sprig curry leaves
1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
2 large potatoes, boiled
8 oz. coconut, cilantro and tomato chutney (optional)
16 oz. sambar (vegetable lentil stew, optional)
Prepare Dosa Batter:Soak rice and urad dal in separate bowls for 4-6 hours. Strain.
Process rice and urad dal mixture in commercial grinder or food processor. While grinding, add water a cup at a time until it reaches the consistency of pancake batter.
Salt to taste.
Cover mixture and let sit overnight. Do not refrigerate; it needs to ferment.
Prepare Masala Dosa Filling: Add oil or ghee to a skillet.
Add mustard seeds and chana dal.
Shake mixture over the flame until golden brown.
Add curry leaves (whole leaf), green chiles, and onions.
Sprinkle turmeric powder and salt (for taste). Stir.
Break up boiled potato into small chunks and add them to your mixture. Add water and stir.
Prepare Masala Dosa: Pour refrigerated dosa mixture into a small bowl with a flat bottom.
Pour batter into a greased skillet.
Immediately, starting from the center, begin forming a circular shape with the batter using the flat-bottomed dish.
Brush on ghee (or regular butter) to frying dosa.
Place filling near the center of the dosa.
Lightly lift the edges of the dosa.
Begin rolling from the edge of the dosa as you would a wrap.
Remove dosa from hot top or skillet.
Masala Dosa is typically served with coconut, cilantro and tomato chutney as well as sambar (vegetable lentil stew)
Types of Dosa:
1. Home based dosa
Easy to cook, delicious to eat and difficult to forget, Dosa is one such Indian dish that has made a huge name for itself in the rest of the world. Mostly enjoyed in the southern region of the country, Dosa is now widely prepared in most Indian households because it is convenient and delicious. One of the best options for a healthy breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can enjoy Dosa with or without Sambar by just making a few chutneys along with it. If your imagination lets you go afar, a Dosa can also be turned into a pizza or it can be stuffed with your favourite Indo-Chinese dish like Chilli Paneer. So, for you to try out something delectable even in these lockdown times, here are easy to make Dosa dishes to enjoy cooking and eating in HOME.
2. Quinoa Dosa
The name speaks for the healthy nutrition this dosa is capable of providing you with. A crispy and healthy treat for your breakfast is what this dosa is all about. One major point to keep in mind is to soak the quinoa overnight and rinse it many times because it has more starch than rice and is also a bit difficult to cook than rice. But, at the same time, we know health comes at a cost and in this case, the effort is the cost. Add ginger, salt and chillies to the batter to enhance the taste.
3. Set Dosa
Also known as ‘Sponge Dosa’ it is one such dosa that does not require either a filling or folding. It looks similar to a pancake and can be enjoyed with a variety of curries and chutney. Another great thing is that you will not have to worry about it getting soggy because of its spongy texture. Prepare this dosa with a delicious tomato and coconut chutney for your next breakfast.
4. Spinach Dosa
Add a whole bunch of health in your meal by adding blanched and pureed spinach leaves in your dosa. If you soak the rice and lentils right and the fermentation is also on point, there is no chance that this added spinach is going to take any crunch away from your dosa. A spinach dosa tastes best when had with curd or some coconut chutney.
5. Masala Dosa
All of us have craved for a Masala dosa at least once in our lives and have wished to be able to prepare it in a jiffy. Well, here is your chance. This Masala dosa recipe is not just easy to make but is also delectable and you have your dinner menu decided for today.
6. Rava Dosa
One of the most tempting varieties of dosa, Rava dosa is prepared with the most unique and beautiful technique. The Rava dosa batter is thin as water and takes half the time to cook than any regular dosa. Rava, also known as semolina, is the key ingredient here along with rice flour. Make this Rava dosa in less than 20 minutes and you will never look back.
7. Paneer Chilli Dosa
While you can choose to add any filling of your choice in your dosa, a spicy, tangy Paneer chilli goes best because it blends with the outer layer of the dosa very well. And now you have a way to reuse your last night’s dinner and a sorted delicious breakfast.
8. Dosa Handvo
Isn’t a common name amongst people who are from the Northern part of the country but Handvo is another delicious dosa recipe that will take you by surprise. Full of nutrition and taste, a layer of vegetables is spread inside your dosa with a spicy and tangy chutney. Much like its other variants, Dosa Handvo is also a healthy classic to try. You can call it an amalgamation of Gujarati Handvo and Dosa.
9. Podi Dosa
If you haven’t tried Podi dosa yet, you are missing out on a great taste of this combination of spices. The Podi is a blend of various spices which is enjoyed with a lot of South Indian food like Idlis, Vadas and Dosa. In this recipe, all you’d need to do is make a Dosa the regular way and sprinkle the Podi masala into it before folding it along with a dash of ghee. Enjoy this spicy and savoury version of Dosa with a freshly made nariyal chutney.
What kind of trip you’re about to embark on whether it’s trekking a mountain, or inter-railing Europe, so we’ve tried to include items that cater to every kind of trip!
When it comes to packing, the best way to pack a backpack is to save space. Our top tip is to fold your clothes efficiently. Remember: Heavy stuff at the bottom, stuff that leaks goes in plastic bags and things you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your destination (like toiletries) at the top. Roll your clothes up rather than fold them if it takes up less room.
This guide will also work for suitcases for air travel too, not just backpacks. Don’t forget anything – and happy travelling!
Here’s a quick rundown of the main essentials to pack before you leave the house:
Phone charger / portable phone charger
Flip flops (for the hostel bathrooms)
Medicines / painkillers
Any paperwork you may need
In Editor point of view some more essentials things to carry:
Emergency Breakout Fix
A Copy of Your Passport and an Extra Photo
Noise Cancelling Headphones
A Spare Change of Clothes
Paracable Lightning Cable
Things To Know When we Travel Abroad
a language barrier : Travelling somewhere you need to know some basic word for that region so that it will help little bit .
cell service : the lack of creature comforts like reliable cell service are all things you have to think about when planning an international trip.
a portable charger : never leave without my portable battery charger.
an RFID-blocking passport case : put passport in a case that has an RFID blocker so it can’t get scanned and my info won’t be stolen.
Jet lag tablets : Take one during take-off, every two hours (when you wake up if you fell asleep), and at landing.
a waterproof phone case : bring a waterproof phone case if I am going to a beach destination or know I will be doing activities around water.
A money belt : Not the most fashionable travel accessory, money belts have the reputation of being lame or silly. But if you’re looking for a way to keep your valuables safe and out of sight during a vacation.
some protein chocolates carry if you need so.
Here’s my must have Carry-On Travel Essentials: Details
What to Pack for Flights: Carry-on Essentials
“How do you survive such a long flight?!” is perhaps the questions I’m asked most.
In my opinion, your comfort on a flight begins with how you pack your carry-on luggage. Inside contains everything that will help you pass time and stay comfortable.
After an airline lost my luggage last year I created a rather complicated carry-on routine, but for the past few months, I made a conscious decision to improve my habits and minimise my bag.
Now, my in-flight essentials can be thrown together in just a few minutes and suits both the domestic traveller or international long-haul flyer. Here are the items I pack.
Here’s my must have Carry-On Travel Essentials:
When you aren’t flying, it’s a smart looking day-bag with plenty of space for the office or study.
Travel Wallet – Something to fit all your cards, multiple currencies and – maybe – your passport.
Large purses are still on trend right now, so many stores should stock larger models which will easily allow you to slip your passport into for safe keeping!
Cash, bank cards – If you leave these at home you might not be smiling!
Passport, ID – Enough said. (I use a Passport Cover for extra protection and the perfect place to store loyalty cards or back up travel money cards!)
Phone (and charger) – I have an iPhoneX which I love (or should that be iLove?) but I never leave home without a good charger because, let’s face it, the battery life is pretty average when you are snapping and shooting your holidays!
Should you forget the charger, be sure to ask someone at the hotel’s concierge. You never know who left a charger behind and didn’t claim it… More on my favourite portable charger below!
Travel Documents – I like to print out all my documents and store them in a folder or plastic pocket as a backup should something go wrong. For my current trip,
Long flights are taxing, so stay comfy with these easy to store items. I pack all of this, plus one extra outfit and some extra underwear, inside a packing cube to keep it neat and save space. Trust me, if you lose your suitcase you’ll be thankful you have these few items!
Onboard Suitcase – I don’t know about you but lugging a heavy carry-on bag around the airport drives me mad and just adds to the shoulder or back pain (something you don’t want when you’re embarking on a 5 or 15+ hour flight!)
Flats, thongs/flip flops – Take your feet out and relax but remember to bring socks or slip-on shoes in case you want to go to the bathroom!
I usually wear my Minnetonka moccasins onto the plane because they’re lightweight and easy to slip off during security, but as a back-up, I keep a pair of Havaianas in my hand luggage for convenience onboard (and for any potential swimming or beach stops!)
Socks – For your comfort and sanitary reasons, keep some socks on your feet in flight.
Scarf – Planes temperatures fluctuate and they’re either extremely hot or cold. If they’re cold, there’s nothing better than cuddling up in a scarf. Bonus, it can be used as a pillow, eye mask or blanket!
Cardigan, jumper – Same reasons as a scarf. Cuddle up in a nice jumper and keep away from those germy travel blankets! Cardigans are also a nice lightweight alternative to your jacket and can be worn in all weather conditions! I LOVE Country Road’s range of cardigans and am wearing
Track pants – For long-haul flights, I always bring a pair of track pants or pajama bottoms. Keeps your day clothes from getting wrinkled and smelly, and you stay comfortable in-flight.
Sunglasses – Especially great if you’ve had an overnight flight to somewhere sunny,
Even on long-haul flights some airlines don’t provide you with any entertainment option or offer limited or modified programs. Bring your own items to keep yourself occupied, especially if you aren’t a big sleeper!
Headphones – After a long search for the perfect travel headphones I think I have found them. I’ve been using Bose headphones for the last four-or-so years and love them.
I was a massive fan of their earlier model (the Bose QC25s) and was skeptical about upgrading to their newer cordless + Bluetooth model, but grateful I did! They are perfect for travel and everyday life.
Being cordless (they do come with a cord to use if the battery runs out or if there are issues connecting to a device with Bluetooth) means you don’t have to worry about tangles, they’re easy to sleep in on planes (and I regularly do), perfect for working out in, and the sound is just superb; I feel like I’ve got surround sound all the time!
My only gripe is that you do need to bring the cable and connector to be able to use these with in-flight entertainment systems, and some of the older systems can be a bit funny finicky about them.
iPad, tablet, Kindle – I’m going to be honest here: prior to 2018, I used to travel with my iPad, Microsoft surface tablet or Kindle/eReader all the time, but with the increasing size of phones
Regardless, I am a big fan of downloading a few books, a podcast or two, and some Netflix or Stan (an Australia streaming platform) episodes to watch onboard on whichever device I do choose to travel with.
Laptop – As I work when I travel, my MacBook Pro comes with me everywhere I go. Be sure to invest in a good protective case, like the Herschel Supply Co. case I have, or a good bag to store it in; there’s been one too many occasions I’ve had ham-handed security drop my laptop and the thick padding has saved my laptop from being broken beyond repair.
Notebook & pen – I’m old school. I love having a notebook and pen in my bag. The notebook is great for when my phone or tablet runs out of battery, writing down emails or phone numbers of new friends or for writing notes. The pen is handy in any situation, especially when it comes to filling in landing cards!
I love these travel-themed notebooks by Rifle Paper Co. or a plain black A5 Moleskine notebook.
Books & magazines – While tablets and Kindle‘s save on space, there is nothing like the feel (and smell) of a printed book. I usually try to bring one with me on every trip.
If I’m on a long-haul flight you’ll always find some magazines in my bag for when I’m too tired to read a novel. If you know you’re going away soon, save some back issues of your favourite mags to ensure you have plenty to read. I usually try to save a few editions of Luxury Travel Magazine, Harvard Business Review or Time (Trust me, the articles are fascinating!) If I need something a little lighter, you can’t beat some celebrity goss with Famous.
Portable battery charger – Stay powered up wherever you go!Portable Power Banks. Lightweight (218g), sturdy, they come with two USB slots, which means I can share it with my travel buddy. Pay the few extra dollars for the 10,000mAh. It charges my iPhone 5-6 times before it needs recharging.
Camera – Keep your camera secure and pack it in your carry-on, no matter the size. DSLR’s can be considered bulky and heavy; if you’re looking for a camera that’s a smaller size, consider an Olympus OM-D or, for video lovers, try a GoPro HERO7
Planes and climate changes can sap the moisture from your skin so it’s super important to hydrate! Don’t forget to pack it in a suitable clear TSA approved make-up bag.
Lip balm – Pucker up and use a hydrating lip balm on your travels.
Roll-on deodorant – keep spotting travel-size aerosol deodorants but there is nothing worse than choking on the fumes when spraying it on in the tiny airplane bathrooms.
Hair ties & brush – Is it just me or does your hair go either full-on banshee or static and frizzy after a flight? To look your best, pack the pint-sized Tangle Teezer and some hair ties in your carry-on. Even with my long thick hair, the Tangle Teezer makes easy work of knots and frizz, before flight.
Toothbrush & toothpaste – I don’t think I need to explain why I’ve included this one (if I do, try smelling someone’s breath after a 15-hour flight – ew!) If you don’t want to pack a toothbrush & paste (some airlines still give them to you on the plane), consider packing some Listerine Pocket Cool Mints. These tiny wafers dissolve on your tongue and will leave your breath minty fresh.
Make-up – Keep it simple! Onboard I bring the bare essentials which allow me to pull off a day or night look, just in case of delays.
Face wipes – Airplanes are one of the few places where you can skimp on the full face cleansing routine and go with the easy makeup wipe option. .
Rollerball perfume – I smell pretty average after a long-haul flight thanks to the passage of time and all that stale air. To mask any funky odours, I have a discrete rollerball stored in my bag.
Dry shampoo – I’m not a fan of dry shampoo (okay, I haven’t tried it but nothing can beat a shower) when travelling
ODDS & ENDS
Those little things that can go a long way!
Tissues – Snotty noses, mopping up messes, and able to write your number on to pass to cute guys… yep, tissues are essentials!
Dettol Sanitising Wipes – These are one of my holy grail items and I take them everywhere, both at home and abroad.
Wipe down dirty tables, sanitise cuts or scrapes, or just clean sticky hands. In Singapore and Malaysia, you can use these – or a packet of tissues – to ‘reserve’ a seat in Hawker Halls. Buy them in bulk and keep a few packets in your luggage as back up.
Pandol/Tylenol – Headaches, muscle aches, and a myriad of other reason. It’s not fun trying to ask where the pharmacy is when your head or body is hurting.
Vitamins, Melatonin – Stay healthy and remember to pack these into your suitcase or hand luggage. If you struggle with jet lag, speak to your Doctor about getting melatonin (you want to source it from a compound pharmacy because regular pharmacies melatonin tablets contain only a small amount per capsule).
Foldable Water Bottle – Tiny airplane cups that create land waste, be gone! I’ve been alternating between my Vapur foldable water bottle and slightly more fancy and durable Swell water bottle for a while now and love both!
Also, great for saving money on bottled water if you’re going to be doing some adventure activities or city sightseeing, or when hiking as Vapur folds down to such a tiny size and Swell can handle being jostled around for hours!
Snacks – 15 hours is a LONG time to survive on only airplane food. Bring your own snacks from home to keep your tummy happy.
How many time has it happened when you are working on your computer and suddenly your computer hangs or freezes? Almost all of us have faced this problem. Now-a-days in Windows 10 days, it doesn’t happen frequently but in good ol’ Windows 98 and Windows XP days, it used to happen occasionally.
When the computer hangs/freezes or enters into “Not Responding” state, nothing works except the mouse cursor/pointer. We can move the mouse cursor here and there but if we click on an icon or Start button, nothing works. No program opens, no Start Menu shows, nothing. Only one thing works i.e. the mouse cursor.
Let’s go back to our discussion! When your computer hangs and you are able to move mouse cursor, there are certain things which can be done to solve the issue and make your computer working again.
Today in this tutorial, we’ll discuss some points which should be remembered and followed if your computer hangs or freezes. These tips will work in almost all Windows versions such as Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10. If you are using Windows Server editions, these methods will also work for you.
NOTE:If the mouse cursor also doesn’t work when your computer hangs, it might be a hardware problem such as RAM problem, hard disk problem, overheating issue, etc. In such case, you should contact a technician to check your computer.
Let’s start the tutorial:
1. Have Some Patience and Wait
Yes. You read it right. That’s the first thing which you should do when your machine hangs. Actually most of the time when computer hangs, it might be possible that a particular process, application program is taking too much amount of RAM and CPU resources which makes the whole system unresponsive. Waiting for a few minutes (5-10 minutes) is the best solution in such situations.
When the problematic process completes the task and releases CPU resources, the system becomes responsive again. This is what happened recently with one of my Windows 10 machines. It was freezing for a few minutes and fixing itself automatically. Check out following article for more details:
[Problem] Windows 10 Hangs (Not Responding) For Few Minutes After Restart
Many people continuously click and press random keys if their computer hang. That’s completely wrong! Doing this puts extra load on the computer processing unit and makes the things worst.
So in future if your computer hangs, have some patience, don’t press any key or click anywhere. wait for a few minutes and chances are that your computer starts working again without doing anything.
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc Keys Together to Launch Task Manager
If waiting doesn’t help, try this! Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together on your keyboard. Its a keyboard shortcut (hotkey) to launch Task Manager. If you are lucky, Task Manager will open and now you can check which process is consuming highest CPU resources and RAM amount. You can select the culprit process and click on End Task button. It’ll kill the running process and you should get your working system back.
You can also restart Explorer using Task Manager which will fix the freezing problem. Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 allows users to restart Explorer using Task Manager.
Check out following tutorial to learn how to restart Explorer using Task Manager:
[Guide] Different Ways to Close and Restart Explorer in Windows
3. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del Keys Together
If you are unable to open Task Manager, use the classic and always working keyboard shortcut i.e. Ctrl+Alt+Del. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together and it’ll show CAD screen which allows users to log off (sign out), switch user and open Task Manager.
You can also use power options such as restart, shut down, hibernate, sleep from the CAD screen.
So restart or log off using CAD screen and it’ll also fix the hanging problem.
4. Press Win+Ctrl+Shift+B Keys Together
If the traditional Ctrl+Alt+Del method also doesn’t work, here is another keyboard shortcut which can be used when your computer hangs or freezes.
Press Windows logo key+Ctrl+Shift+B keys together. This hotkey will force Windows to refresh the screen by restarting the graphics card driver. You’ll hear a short beep sound and the computer screen will blink or dim for a second.
It should fix the freezing issue.
5. Close and Open Lid of Your Laptop
If your machine is a laptop, you can also try to close and then re-open the lid. Sometimes it also helps in fixing hanging and freezing issues in almost all Windows versions.
6. Kill ‘Em All
If nothing works, then it must be a bad day for you. Now it’s turn of the last method which always works.
Press the power button on your Desktop PC or laptop for a few seconds and it’ll power off the device. Please keep in mind that it’ll forcefully power off the device and you’ll lose all unsaved work.
Now you can switch on the machine again and everything will be back to normal. That’s the best solution if your computer hangs/freezes and nothing works.
ANOTHER STEPS :
1Check your external devices. It is most likely that one or more external devices connected to the PC are causing the problem. Disconnect all these devices and start up again.
2Restore your computer to a time before it started to be a problem. Recent hardware/software changes you have made on your PC might also be affecting it. You can resolve the issue by restoring your PC (using System Restore) to a previous working configuration.
Method2 : Freezing at Shutdown
1Install all available updates.
2Check if there are any device issues. For this, you must disconnect non-essential hardware e.g., USB devices.
3Check if the problem also occurs in Safe Mode. If not, uninstall any software that is not being used by you.
4Scan for any malware, i.e., malicious software.
Method3 : Random Hanging
1Check for damaged files. A damaged/corrupt system files may be the underlying cause and you can repair such files by running tools like the System File Checker (SFC) or the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM).
2Try removing new programs. A software compatibility problem may also be a contributing factor, especially if you recently installed an app or driver. You can try to remove it. If you’re not able to, run a System Restore to return the system to a previous working state or another saved restore point before you installed the particular software/ application.
3Check for a damaged registry configuration. This can happen due to registry cleaning tools; to overcome this problem, you can use System Restore or Refresh to return the system to a previous working configuration.
4Look for hardware issues. Such disk failure could be a contributory factor, especially if chkdsk runs while starting Windows. In case of repeated failures, try replacing the hard drive. Other faulty hardware can also lead to random hangs; for that, you may run hardware diagnostics.
5Check for malware. This kind of malicious software may also result in random hangs in Windows. For this, you can run one or more of the online detection tools e.g., Microsoft Safety Scanner.
6Make sure your antivirus software is up to date. Antivirus software, at times, can cause a random hang in Windows, especially if the antivirus software is out of date, or if you have more than one antivirus running on your PC simultaneously. Uninstall all but one antivirus program, and install the latest updates for your antivirus software.
Method4 : Generic Freezing
1Check your drivers. A generic freeze may occur due to problems with one or more important drivers such as display drivers, Bluetooth drivers, network drivers, motherboard drivers etc., which can all contribute to temporary freezing of the system. For this you must uninstall the specific driver(s) causing the freeze and reinstall it/them again.
2Optimize your system. A freeze could as well be part of a general poor performance problem leading to a slow or lagging computer. In such an event, you must optimize your Windows for better performance.
Method5 : Single-App Freezing
In case of your PC freezing temporarily while using a specific app, Windows is not the cause, but in all likelihood, there is a conflict with the app that is freezing. In such a single-app freeze, the following steps are recommended:
1 Be sure to try all steps listed for overcoming a generic freeze.
2 Install all latest updates for the app.
3 If you can run the app offline, try running it without being connected to the Internet.
4 Uninstall and reinstall the app. In order to make sure that the app files and configuration are not damaged, a fresh start can be helpful.
#Top 9 Reasons for “Why Computer Keeps Freezing”
It is important to identify the actual causes for a computer that keeps freezing. The 9 most common causes of why Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7 keeps freezing are shown below.
1. Too Many Programs Opening
Every program in your computer requires certain amount of both internal and external (hardware) resources to function. If multiple programs are running concurrently, your computer might not have enough memory or computing power to support all of them.
In this situation, you should right-click Task Manager, choose Task Manager, click the Processes, find the program that is frozen and click End Task. It is recommended to run programs you need at a time.
2. Driver Corruption or Errors
Drivers are used for communications between hardware devices and the operating system. Outdated or damaged drivers could be reasons to why your Windows keeps freezing. Therefore, you should make sure that your drives are always updated.
Excess heat can slow down a computer, eventually causing computer freeze. If the temperature is high enough, it can even damage the integrated circuit of your system processor and render it unusable.
To avoid this, please make sure your computer is thoroughly vented. Computer casing should be used for harsh environments.
4. Insufficient RAM
If your computer freezes frequently and regularly, you might have insufficient RAM. You can consider upgrading your RAM or reinstalling the operating system to solve this issue.
5. BIOS Settings
Modifying BIOS settings may put the system in the freeze mode. Resetting the BIOS to default could fix your freezing problem.
6. Faulty External Devices
Faulty USB or other external devices such as the mouse and keyboard can cause the computer to freeze. You can try connecting one device at a time to investigate the root cause. Also try updating the USB device drivers to fix this computer keeps freezing problem.
7. Computer Viruses
Viruses could also be the main cause for a computer to freeze. You should perform an antivirus check regularly.
8. Corrupted or Missing System Files
According to our investigations, we found that Windows 10 / Windows 7 keeps freezing due to corrupted or missing system files.
9. Software Errors
Regardless of the vendor, any third-party software could be freezing your computer.
Some applications may take up a lot of memory to attempt to perform actions or access resources that Windows cannot understand. If your computer isn’t able to handle the strain, it can get hung up and freeze. To fix this, you should update all third-party software that is installed on your computer.
In addition to the above-stated reasons, there are other reasons like broken memory card, low disk space, etc. No matter what the cause is, our main focus is to fix this problem without affecting the original data. Next, let’s see how we can protect our data while solving this issue.
Quick Fixes for Windows 10 Computer Freezing Randomly
See the following solutions to troubleshoot Windows 10 computer freezing randomly.
Fix 1. Free up Disk Space on the System Disk
Low disk space on system disk will slow down PC and even cause random Windows 10 freezing issue, so first, please make sure that you have enough free disk space on C drive. If not, you can try to clean up junk files to free up some disk space using Windows 10 disk cleanup. Or trying another better solution – to extend system drive using EaseUS free partition software.
Fix 2. Disconnect All Devices
Disconnect all external USB devices even including the mouse and keyboard from the computer and then boot up to check if they are the causes of random computer freezes.
Fix 3. Check for Faulty Hardware
Damaged hardware is one of the factors that can trigger the computer freezing issue. But if the issue only happens in Windows 10, we can confirm that there is nothing wrong with your hardware.
Fix 4. Uninstall Incompatible Programs
Did you install any new programs before your computer freezing? If yes, it might the problem. Please try to uninstall them to see if it helps.
Fix 5. Scan with SFC to Repair Corrupt System Files
Random hangs & freezes on Windows 10 sometimes happens when system files get corrupted. To test and correct it, run a Command Prompt as administrator, in the black Command Prompt window, type: sfc /scannow. Then press Enter on your keyboard.
Advanced Solutions to Fix Random Freezes on Windows 10 Computer
Getting tired of trying all these general methods one by one but none of them is useful? If yes, advanced solutions are offered in the next part to help. Please have a try!
Method 1. Updating All Device Drivers to the Newest
According to users, random computer freezing usually appears after Windows 10 update. And the reason might be incompatibility of hardware and drivers. To correct it, just update all device drivers.
1. Click “Start” menu and click “Settings” tab. 2. Click “Update & security”. 3. Select Windows Update in the left pane and click “Check for updates”(make sure you have an active Internet connection).
Method 2. Flash Your SSD
If you have Windows 10 installed on your SSD, you might experience random freezing on your computer due to older firmware. To fix it, just install the newest firmware on your SSD.
1. Open your advanced power plan settings. 2. Expand open Hard disk and Turn off hard disk after, SET TO NEVER, and click/tap on OK.
Method 3. Perform a System Restore or a Clean Install of Windows 10
If your computer still freezes frequently and randomly on Windows 10, you may try to either perform a system restore to roll back to the previous version or do a clean install of Windows 10 to find a fix.
To start your own courier service in local or international wide range that depends on the investment you choose to invest on various aspect.
Step 1. Find your niche. Establish your unique “niche” to insure success. If you live in a metropolitan area with lots of existing courier service businesses, this is an essential step. Even in a small town, it will give you a “quick start” to targeting your new customers.
Talk to your prospects, whether they are lawyers needing same-day document delivery, or caterers needing prepared meals delivered every day at a certain time, to find out what they want, and then offer it to them at a reasonable price. That’s the secret of success for any business – giving customers what they need or want.
Step 2. Don’t spend money. Resist the urge to spend money when you are starting up. If you have a reliable vehicle to make pickups and deliveries, don’t spend thousands on a new delivery vehicle. You can use what you already own, or buy second hand for half price. Keep your office at home if possible to avoid spending unnecessary money on rent, utilities and the overhead of a separate office. Think and act like a miser until you’re making a decent income from your new courier service.
Step 3. Legal structure.When you start a courier business, it is important to decide on the legal structure for the new business. Will you operate it as a sole proprietorship, as an L.L.C. or as a corporation. You’ll need to get this out of the way first, before you apply for a business license from your town or state and get a federal tax identification number..
Step 4. Finding Customers. After you’ve set up your business and found a niche or two that makes sense for you, start looking for customers. You only need a few good ones, so start prospecting by calling or visiting local businesses in person to learn how you can help them solve their courier needs and find out what kind of services they might need. No “hard sell” is required, just a helpful attitude will do just fine.
Step 5. Referrals.Once you have your “core” customers and have treated them well for a while, ask them for referrals. Tell them you’re still growing your business and could use a few more good customers like them. Offer a free delivery or a discount on a month’s service in return for a referral that becomes a regular, repeat customer.
Step 6. Set your rates. Many new couriers make the mistake of not charging enough to cover all their costs, as they haven’t been in business long enough to be aware of all the little costs, like a business permit renewal fee, that can add up to big bucks over a year’s time. Other examples include bookkeeping fees, social security taxes and vehicle maintenance, and many more. A good rule of thumb to remember is to add about 30-35% to the wages you’ll be paying yourself to arrive at a reasonable rate that allows you a profit and still makes your customers happy. After a few months, take another look and see if your rates still give you the net hourly rate you want.
Step 7. Provide exceptional service. If you give customers great service, you’ll do well and soon have all the customers you can handle. For example, if you promise two hour service, aim for 90 minutes. Your customers will love it and recommend you to others.
Step 8. Keep track of your customers and their deliveries with one of the free scheduling software programs, like checkappointments.com or clickbook.net. Another option is one of the calendar programs offered by Google or Microsoft.For a small monthly fee, you can also use them to get paid online with Paypal. Of course, it can be used on your smartphone while out making deliveries.
Step 9. Track your expenses. Like the software programs for scheduling, there are programs to help you do your own bookkeeping. My favorite, which makes keeping track of your small business finances easy, even if you can’t add or subtract
A courier business is a company that moves packages from one location to another for a fee. Starting a courier business can be a lucrative opportunity, but there are practical considerations and logistics you may overlook that need to be taken into account. With a little time and effort, you can start a great courier business.
Two Wheeled Oracle is a bicycle based courier service in Portland, Oregon, catering to law firms. The Oracle can transport documents as well as small parcels to clients, other law firms, as well as transport and file documents with the clerk of courts. Law firms will be the primary group of customers and the only one targeted, non law firm customers will be served as well, but will not be targeted.
The objectives for the first three years of operation include:
To create a service-based company whose primary goal is to exceed customer’s expectations.
The utilization of The Oracle by at least 30 different law firms.
To increase the number of clients served by 20% per year through superior service.
To develop a profitable start-up business within the first year of operation.
Start -up :
Two Wheeled Oracle will incur the following start-up costs:
Office furniture including: two desks, two chairs, and two file cabinets.
Two computer systems including a printer, CD-RW, and a broadband Internet connection.
Three phone lines.
Fax machine and copier.
Development of a website that allows delivery orders to be placed online and received every five minutes.
Legal fees for the incorporation of the business.
Nextel cellular phones to be used for communication between mobile units and the base. Nextel is used because it offers a two-way communication function, similar to a two-way radio, over cellular frequencies, but at a significantly reduced rate compared to standard cellular service. Nine handsets will be needed initially.
Stocks are investments in a business. When you own a stock, you own part of the company that stock came from.
For that reason, stocks are also referred to as “equity,” since you own a small part of the company.
Stocks fluctuate in price depending on how the company is doing. For example, if Company A just released an amazing new product that is selling like crazy, the prices for Company A stocks are going to rise.
Alternately, if Company A experiences falling sales, their stocks are likely going to fall as well.
Advantages: If your stock is good and the company is flourishing, you can really make a lot of money. The money is also liquid. This means that you can get it at any time by selling your stock.
Disadvantages: If a company does poorly, so does your stock. Because a stock isn’t diversified, that can mean disaster for you (although you can easily reduce your risk by picking bigger, solid companies). Also, it’s important to note it’s nearly impossible to game the market — so it’s not worth trying for the lay investor.
Those are the basics of what stocks are. Now let’s take a look at how you can actually trade stocks.
NOTE: You should only be trading stocks once you have the rest of your financial house in order.
What is stock trading?
“Trading” stock is a bit of a misnomer. All it really refers to is the buying and selling of stock for money. So whenever you purchase or sell your equity, that’s considered trading.
And there are two ways you can trade stocks:
Exchange floor trading. This is the kind of trading you see on movies and television with all the people shouting on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. It’s a bit of a complex process, but at its core, here’s how it works: You tell your broker to purchase stock from a company, the broker sends a clerk to the floor to find a trader willing to sell you the shares, they agree on a price, and you get the shares.
Electronic trading. This is a much more intuitive process for individual investors. It most often comes in the way of online brokerage platforms that allow you to immediately issue a trade during trading hours. No more relying on screaming floor traders to pick up shares for you.
For our intents and purposes, we’re going to be focused on electronic trading. That’s how I trade stocks and that’s how the vast majority of individual investors should be doing it as well. It’s simple, it’s intuitive, and you can get started in a few easy steps — which brings us to …
How to trade stocks
Inevitably, whenever I’m teaching someone about the basics of stocks, someone will pipe up with myriad questions like:
“What stocks should I buy?”
“Is X company a good investment?”
“Is $XX too much for this stock?”
First thing’s first: SLOW DOWN.
Before you make an investment in any sort of stock, you’re going to want to stop and make sure you understand how to go about making a decision of what stock to buy — which brings us to how to trade stocks in just 3 steps:
Set an investing goal
Open a brokerage account
Buy your first stock
Step 1: Set an investing goal
Before you even think to start investing, you should set some goals.
This is a crucial step psychologically and will help you stay focused on achieving your goals.
A good way to come up with an investing goal is to ask yourself why you’re investing. Do you want to save money for retirement? Are you trying to earn money for a big purchase down the road? Do you simply want to support whatever company/business you’re investing in?
Once you have your why, I suggest framing a SMART goal around it.
SMART goals are the solution to vague goal setting that gets you nowhere.
SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-oriented. Here are a set of questions you can ask yourself to frame out your goal:
Specific. What will my goal achieve? What is the precise outcome I’m looking for?
Measurable. How will I know when I’ve accomplished the goal? What does success look like?
Attainable. Are there resources I need to achieve the goal? What are those resources (e.g., gym membership, bank account, new clothes, etc.)?
Relevant. Why am I doing this? Do I really WANT to do this? Is it a priority in my life right now?
Time-oriented. What is the deadline? Will I know in a few weeks if I’m on the right track?
When it comes to your stock trading goals, you can have a goal as simple as “I want to earn $1,000 from my investments in two years to put towards a new car” or one that’s a little more complicated like, “I want to earn 30% more on my principal investment in one year.” See how you can set a SMART goal for your investments.
Step 2: Open a brokerage account
An online brokerage account is going to be where you’ll do your trading and investing — and there are a LOT to choose from.
Signing up is easy too. Follow the steps below to open one up today.
That’s right. It’s steps within steps! STEPCEPTION.
NOTE: Make sure you have your social security number, employer address, and bank info (account number and routing number) available when you sign up, as they’ll come in handy during the application process.
Step 1: Go to the website for the brokerage of your choice.
Step 2: Click on the “Open an account” button.
Step 3: Start an application for an “Individual brokerage account.”
Step 4: Enter information about yourself — name, address, birth date, employer info, social security.
Step 5: Set up an initial deposit by entering your bank information. Some brokers require you to make a minimum deposit so use a separate bank account in order to deposit money into the brokerage account.
Step 6: Wait. The initial transfer will take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to complete. After that, you’ll get a notification via email or phone call telling you you’re ready to invest.
Step 7: Log into your brokerage account and start investing!
The application process can be as quick as 15 minutes and will put you on your path to a Rich Life.
Step 3: Buy your first stock
The simplest way to narrow down the universe of stock options is to think of companies you like and use.
Take some time right now to write down 15 companies you use and return to time after time.
Think of everything. For example:
Food: Whole Foods, Conagra, Shake Shack
Clothing: Under Armour, Limited Brands, Etsy
Services: IBM, UPS
Technology: Apple, Microsoft, Snap
Entertainment: Disney, Live Nation, Netflix
Transportation: Tesla, Ford, CSX Corporation
Instead of 5,000 stock options to choose from, you now have 15 companies you could possibly invest in.
Keep in mind that a good company doesn’t necessarily mean a good stock!
For any stock, you’re going to need a deeper analysis than “I think cars from Tesla are dope so I’m going to buy a bunch of stock from them.”
Instead, you’re going to want to look at five different areas:
Trends: Are sales increasing from this time last year? 2 years ago? 5 years ago?
Products: Is the future bright in terms of upcoming product development? What news have you heard about their future products?
Revenues/profits/growth/earnings per share: The real financial nuts and bolts of a stock. These are intimidating at first. Luckily, many sites will guide you through it.
Management: Is management good at the company? Or do they have bad press for unscrupulous practices like overworking their employees? What is the turnover? What is their philosophy and ability to execute?
Do as much research as you can. If you see a reason to doubt a company based on any of the areas above, avoid that stock.
At first all of the charts, earnings, and balance sheets will be incredibly confusing — but the more you look into them, the more you’ll start to get a good sense of what’s going on. It just takes practice.
Your investment future without bullshit
Remember what I said up top: Trading individual stocks is fine ONLY IF you have the rest of your financial house in order.
Automating your personal finances
Maxing out your 401k and Roth IRA contributions
Building an emergency fund
Getting out of debt
Only when you’ve done all those things is it fine to invest 5% to 10% of your income to individual stocks. That’s because you don’t get rich by investing in individual stocks. Instead, the best way to build a Rich Life is through low-cost, diversified index funds.
5 Types Of Touch Screen Technology. Which One Is Best For You?
Touch Screens have become very commonplace in our daily lives: cell phones, ATM’s, kiosks, ticket vending machines and more all use touch panels to enable the user to interact with a computer or device without the use of a keyboard or mouse. But did you know there are several uniquely different types of Touch Screens? The five most common types are: 5-Wire Resistive, Surface Capacitive, Projected Capacitive, SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave), and Infrared.
Below is a basic description of each technology, and the advantages/disadvantages of each to help you decide which touch screen type is most appropriate for your needs:
5-Wire Resistive Touch is the most widely used touch technology today. A resistive touch screen monitor is composed of a glass panel and a film screen, each covered with a thin metallic layer, separated by a narrow gap. When a user touches the screen, the two metallic layers make contact, resulting in electrical flow. The point of contact is detected by this change in voltage. Advantages: • Can be activated with virtually any object (finger, stylus, gloved hand, pen, etc.) • Has tactile feel • Lowest cost touch technology • Low power consumption • Resistant to surface contaminants and liquids (dust, oil, grease, moisture)! ! Disadvantages: • Lower image clarity compared to other touch technologies • Outer polyester film is vulnerable to damage from scratching, poking and sharp objects
Surface Capacitive are the second most popular type of touch screens on the market. In a surface capacitive touch screen monitor, a transparent electrode layer is placed on top of a glass panel, and covered by a protective cover. When an exposed finger touches the monitor screen, it reacts to the static electrical capacity of the human body; some of the electrical charge transfers from the screen to the user. This decrease in capacitance is detected by sensors located at the four corners of the screen, allowing the controller to determine the touch point. Capacitive touch screens can only be activated by the touch of human skin or a stylus holding an electrical charge. Advantages: • Better image clarity than Resistive Touch • Durable screen • Excellent resistance to surface contaminants and liquids (dust, oil, grease, water droplets) • High scratch resistance! ! Disadvantages: • Requires bare finger or capacitive stylus for activation • Sensitivity to EMI/RFI
Projected Capacitive is similar to Surface Capacitive, but it offers two primary advantages: in addition to a bare finger, it can also be activated with surgical gloves or thin cotton gloves; and it enables multi-touch activation (simultaneous input from two fingers). A projected capacitive is composed of a sheet of glass with embedded transparent electrode films and an IC chip, which creates a three dimensional electrostatic field. When a finger comes into contact with the screen, the ratios of the electrical currents change and the computer is able to detect the touch points.
Advantages • Excellent image clarity • More resistant to scratching than Surface Capacitive • Resistant to surface contaminants and liquids (dust, oil, grease, moisture) • Multi-touch (two-touch) Disadvantages: • Sensitive to EMI/RFI • Must be activated via exposed finger, or thin surgical or cotton gloves
SAW (Surface Acoustic Wave) touch screen monitors utilize a series of piezoelectric transducers and receivers along the sides of the monitor’s glass plate to create an invisible grid of ultrasonic waves on the surface. When the panel is touched, a portion of the wave is absorbed. This allows the receiving transducer to locate the touch point and send this data to the computer. SAW monitors can be activated by a finger, gloved hand, or soft-tip stylus. SAW monitors offer easy use and high visibility. ! !
Advantages: • Excellent image clarity • Even better scratch resistance than capacitive • High “touch-life” Disadvantages: • Will not activate with hard items (pen, credit card, or fingernail) • Water droplets may cause false-triggering • Solid contaminants on the screen can create non-touch areas until they are removed
Infrared touch screen monitors do not overlay the display with an additional screen or screen sandwich. Instead, infrared monitors use IR emitters and receivers to create an invisible grid of light beams across the screen. This ensures the best possible image quality. When an object interrupts the invisible infrared light beam, the sensors are able to locate the touch point. Advantages: • Highest image clarity and light transmission of all touch technologies • Unlimited “touch-life” • Impervious to surface scratches Disadvantages: • Accidental activation may occur because the infrared beams are actually above the glass surface • Dust, oil, or grease buildup on screen or frame could impede light beam causing malfunction • Sensitive to water, snow, rain • May be sensitive to ambient light interference • Higher cost
Several months into a global pandemic, leading organizations are redefining expectations of what is possible. Consider how offices around the world shifted virtually overnight to digitally enabled remote work. Grocery retailers and restaurants rolled out new pickup and delivery services. Hospitals rapidly expanded telehealth options. Automakers, apparel makers, and mobile phone assemblers retooled on the fly and are now rushing out personal protective equipment and ventilators.
The tremendous public health and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has raised the global standard for efficiency and innovation. The world can’t magically go back to the way things were before. The resilient corporations that find success in the future will be those that can continue to turn on a dime as nimbly as they have during the early months of the pandemic.
This shift is spawning a new breed of company — more capable of thriving in uncertainty with a clearer and broader sense of purpose. Corporate superstars will be able to continue to motivate people around a common goal even after the health crisis and through economic hardship. They will recalibrate quickly in response to megatrends, expand beyond traditional business lines through partnerships, and improve their performance along broader environmental, social, and governance metrics.
In recent months, we’ve had discussions with dozens of the world’s top chief executives on how to build a better future. We found that companies showing the most agile and resilient responses to the crisis are pursuing four main strategies.
Transparency: Our world will become even more open — and less private. It’s hard to imagine that the trend to track everything will be going anywhere but in one direction: a radically more open world. The amount of information collected on every person, product, and organization will grow exponentially, and the pressure to share that information — with customers and consumers in particular — will expand. The tools to analyze information will be well-developed and will make some decision-making easier; for instance, it will be easier to choose products with the lowest carbon footprints, highest wages for employees, and fewest toxic ingredients. But all these tools will shatter privacy in the process.
Resource Pressures: We will be forced to more aggressively confront resource constraints. To keep volumes of major commodities (such as metals) in line with economic growth, we will need to more quickly embrace circular models: sourcing much less from virgin materials, using recycled content and remanufactured products, and generally rethinking the material economy. Water will be a stressed resource, and it seems likely that many cities will be constantly in a state of water shortage. We will need more investment in water tech and desalination to help.
Clean Tech: The transformation of our grid, our roadways, and our buildings to zero-carbon technology will be surprisingly far along. Here’s some good news: Due to continuing drops in the cost of clean technologies, renewable energy is dramatically on the rise, making up more than half the global new power capacity every year since 2015. By 2030, effectively no new additions of generating capacity will come from fossil-fuel-based technologies. Electric vehicles will be a large part of the transportation equation: While estimates about the share of EVs on the road by 2030 range from the teens to nearly 100% (assuming early retirement of internal combustion engines), nearly all sales of new vehicles will be EVs. This will be driven by dramatic reductions in the cost of batteries and strict legislation banning fossil-fuel engines. We will also see an explosion of data-driven technologies that make buildings, the grid, roadways, and water systems substantially more efficient.
Technology Shifts: The internet of things will have won the day, and every new device will be connected. Proponents of the “singularity” have long projected that by around 2030, affordable AI will achieve human levels of intelligence. AI and machine learning will plan much of our lives and make us more efficient, well beyond choosing driving routes to optimize traffic. Technology will manipulate us even more than it does today . AI will create some new kinds of jobs but will also nearly eliminate entire segments of work, from truck and taxi drivers to some high-skill jobs such as paralegals and engineers.
Global Policy: There’s an open question about how we’ll get important things done. I’m thinking specifically about whether global governments and institutions will be working in sync to aggressively fight climate change and resource pressures, and tackle vast inequality and poverty — or whether it will be every region and ethnic group for itself. Predicting politics is nearly impossible, and it’s hard to imagine how global policy action on climate and other megatrends will play out. The Paris Agreement was a monumental start, but countries, most notably the U.S., have lately retreated from global cooperation in general. Trade wars and tariffs are all the rage in 2019. It seems likely that, even more than today, it will be up to business to play a major role in driving sustainability.
How Should Business Prepare?
Laying out strategies for companies to navigate this likely future world is a book-length conversation. But let me suggest a few themes of action to consider:
Engage everyone in the sphere of the business world on climate. A dangerously changing climate is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced. But it’s not all set in stone … yet. Companies have an economic incentive and moral responsibility to work hard to reduce the damage as much as possible. Engage employees (stamp out climate denial), talk to consumers and customers about climate issues through your products, and change internal rules on corporate finance to make investment decisions with flexible hurdle rates that favor pro-climate spending. Most importantly, use influence and lobbying power to demand, at all levels of government, an escalating public price on carbon — and publicly admonish industry lobbying groups that don’t.
Consider the human aspect of business more. As new technologies sweep through society and business, the change will be jarring. Those changes and pressures are part of why people are turning to populist leaders who promise solutions. Business leaders should think through what these big shifts mean for the people that make up our companies, value chains, and communities.
Embrace transparency. To be blunt, you don’t have a choice. Each successive generation will expect more openness from the companies they buy from and work for.
Listen to the next generation. By 2030, the leading edge of millennials will be nearing 50, and they and Gen Z will make up the vast majority of the workforce. Listen to them now about their priorities and values.
Predicting the future means projecting forward from what’s already happening, while throwing in expected inertia in human and natural systems. It can give us an impressionistic picture of the world of the future. Our choices matter a great deal, as individuals and through our organizations and institutions. Business, in particular, will play a large role in where the world goes. Employees, customers, and even investors increasingly demand that the role of business be a positive one.
Look, we could all just wait and see where these historic waves take us. But I prefer that we all work proactively to ensure that a better, thriving future is the one we choose.