Daily blogs by ” Emma”
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Daily blogs by ” Emma”
Are you one of those who want to quit smoking but you cant?, Or you want to let your relatives and friends to be free from this habbit. Here are some simple ways to avoid smooking, you can find other ways in internet also but the motive is here are more people to read, so this good thought could be share. Don’t smoke any cigarettes. Each cigarette you smoke damages your lungs, your blood vessels, and cells throughout your body. Even occasional smoking is harmful.
1. Write down why you want to quit. Do you want to—
1.Be around for your loved ones?Have better health?2.Set a good example for your children?3.Protect your family from breathing other people’s smoke?
Really wanting to quit smoking is very important to how much success you will have in quitting.
2. Know that it will take commitment and effort to quit smoking. Nearly all smokers have some feelings of nicotine withdrawal when they try to quit. Nicotine is addictive.a Knowing this will help you deal with withdrawal symptoms that can occur, such as bad moods and really wanting to smoke.
There are many ways smokers quit, including using nicotine replacement products (gum and patches) or FDA-approved, non-nicotine cessation medications. Some people do not experience any withdrawal symptoms. For most people, symptoms only last a few days to a couple of weeks.a Take quitting one day at a time, even one minute at a time—whatever you need to succeed.
3. Get help if you want it. Smokers can receive free resources and assistance to help them quit by calling the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline (1-800-784-8669) or by visiting CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers®. Your health care providers are also a good source for help and support.
Concerned about weight gain? It’s a common concern, but not everyone gains weight when they stop smoking.b Learn ways to help you control your weight as you quit smoking.
4. Remember this good news! More than half of all adult smokers have quit, and you can, too.c Millions of people have learned to face life without a cigarette. Quitting smoking is the single most important step you can take to protect your health and the health of your family.
IF YOU WANT TO START PHOTOGRAHY IT WILL SURELY HELP YOU.
1) Know Your Camera
Before you start learning about photography, you should first get accustomed to your camera, so that you can find the relevant camera settings when we go over them further down in the article. If your primary camera is a DSLR, it does not hurt to know what a DSLR is and how it works. If you shoot with a mirrorless camera, we have a similar article that describes what amirrorless camera is and how it compares to a DSLR. And if you want to take it up a level, we have a detailed DSLR vs Mirrorless article that lists every advantage and disadvantage of the two. If you shoot with a point-and-shoot camera, check out our DSLR vs Point-and-Shoot article that compares the two.
2) Learn Photography Basics
Once you have a camera kit to shoot with and you know how to turn it on to take a picture, it is a good time to learn and understand the photography basics. First, start out by reading about Aperture (also see Lens Aperture Chart for Beginners), Shutter Speed and Camera ISO. Then put the three together in Understanding ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture for Beginners article and seal it with the Exposure Triangle for Beginners and Choosing a Creative Exposurearticles. Oh, and don’t forget about properly exposing your images through ourUnderexposure and Overexposure and Exposure Compensation articles, where we go in depth about proper exposure and how you can make quick exposure adjustments to your images. If you read all this material, you will get pretty far already, definitely brave enough to start taking your first pictures!
From there, I recommend reading aboutExposure Stops in Photography, then learn aboutWhite Balance and what it does to your images (see Understanding White Balance for more information). If you have challenges understanding camera metering, see our detailedUnderstanding Metering and Metering Modesarticle. Wondering what histograms are and how you can use them? See our Understanding Histograms article. Once you read our guide onUnderstanding Digital Camera Modes, you will hopefully be brave enough to finally switch from that “Auto” mode!
X-Pro2 + XF56mmF1.2 R APD @ 56mm, ISO 200, 1/8, f/5.6
And if all of the above is not enough, there is plenty more:
3) How to Hold a CameraUnderstanding Depth of Field – A Beginner’s GuideDSLR Autofocus Modes ExplainedHow Phase Detection Autofocus WorksPrime vs Zoom LensesThe Versatility of Prime LensesHow to Use Wide-Angle LensesHow to Use Telephoto LensesNikon AE-L / AF-L ButtonFocus and Recompose TechniqueTaking Good Photos in Bad LightHow to Take Good PicturesHow to Take Sharp PhotosLow-Light Photography TipsUnderstanding Auto ISO in PhotographyWhat is Crop Factor?What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography?What is Lens Compression and How to Use itHow Focal Length Affects What and How You SeeUsing Nikon DX Lenses on FX CamerasHow to Spot Dust on Your DSLR SensorHyperfocal Distance ExplainedWhich Camera Settings Affect RAW Photos?Compressed vs Uncompressed vs Lossless Compressed RAW OptionsWhat is a Teleconverter?What is an Extension Tube?Why Use Fisheye Lenses?What is Bokeh?How to Obtain Maximum Bokeh4) Learn How to Compose and Frame
4) Now that you know how to operate your camera, set camera settings for proper exposure and use your lenses, it is time to learn how to compose and frame with your camera. Many beginners struggle in this area, so we have plenty of material that covers not just the basics, but also more advanced topics on framing and composition. Start out by reading aboutComposition, then check out our Introduction to Composition. From there, see basic composition articles such as The Rule of Thirds, theImportance of Straightening the Horizon and Aligning Lines, Creating and Using Leading Lines,Leading the Eye of the viewer, Using Central Composition, Using Negative Space, differences between Open and Closed Composition andUsing Foreground Elements to Create Added Depth.
I hope its helpfull.
Work, in this context, means active, billable labour. But in reality, it rarely stops. It follows us home on our smartphones, tugging at us during an evening out or in the middle of our children’s bedtime routines. It makes permanent use of valuable cognitive space, and chooses odd hours to pace through our thoughts, shoving aside whatever might have been there before. It colonises our personal relationships and uses them for its own ends. It becomes our lives if we are not careful. It becomes us.
When John Maynard Keynes mused in 1930 that, a century hence, society might be so rich that the hours worked by each person could be cut to ten or 15 a week, he was not hallucinating, just extrapolating. The working week was shrinking fast. Average hours worked dropped from 60 at the turn of the century to 40 by the 1950s. The combination of extra time and money gave rise to an age of mass leisure, to family holidays and meals together in front of the television. There was a vision of the good life in this era. It was one in which work was largely a means to an end – the working class had become a leisured class. Households saved money to buy a house and a car, to take holidays, to finance a retirement at ease. This was the era of the three-Martini lunch: a leisurely, expense-padded midday bout of hard drinking. This was when bankers lived by the 3-6-3 rule: borrow at 3%, lend at 6%, and head off to the golf course by 3pm.
The vision of a leisure-filled future occurred against the backdrop of the competition against communism, but it is a capitalist dream: one in which the productive application of technology rises steadily, until material needs can be met with just a few hours of work. It is a story of the triumph of innovation and markets, and one in which the details of a post-work world are left somewhat hazy. Keynes, in his essay on the future, reckoned that when the end of work arrived:
For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent problem – how to use his freedom from pressing economic cares, how to occupy the leisure, which science and compound interest will have won for him, to live wisely and agreeably and well.
Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder.
How do you move forward?
If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered — wondering where all that time went.
As Professor Harold Hill has said — “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”
Rethinking Your Life and Getting Out of Survival Mode
This article is intended to challenge you to rethink your entire approach to life. The purpose is to help you simplify and get back to the fundamentals.
Sadly, most people’s lives are filled to the brim with the nonessential and trivial. They don’t have time to build toward anything meaningful.
They are in survival mode. Are you in survival mode?
Like Bilbo, most of us are like butter scraped over too much bread. Unfortunately, the bread is not even our own, but someone else’s. Very few have taken the time to take their lives into their own hands.
It was social and cultural to live our lives on other people’s terms just one generation ago. And many millennials are perpetuating this process simply because it’s the only worldview we’ve been taught.
However, there is a growing collective-consciousness that with a lot of work and intention — you can live every moment of your life on your own terms.
You are the designer of your destiny.
You are responsible.
You get to decide. You must decide — because if you don’t, someone else will. Indecision is a bad decision.
With this short morning routine, your life will quickly change.
It may seem like a long list. But in short, it’s really quite simple:
Get in the zone
Put the right food in your body
Do something to move you forward
1. Get A Healthy 7+ Hours of Sleep
Let’s face it — Sleep is just as important as eating and drinking water. Despite this, millions of people do not sleep enough and experience insane problems as a result.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) conducted surveys revealing that at least 40 million Americans suffer from over 70 different sleep disorders. Not only that, 60 percent of adults, and 69 percent of children, experience one or more sleep problems a few nights or more during a week.
In addition, more than 40 percent of adults experience daytime sleepiness severe enough to interfere with their daily activities at least a few days each month — with 20 percent reporting problem sleepiness a few days a week or more.
Twitter has been Liriel Higa (@iDiplomacy), who works on social media for The New York Times Opinion section. I asked her to write this quick “How to Tweet” guide for the public. Liriel, a former nationally ranked gymnast, was a congressional reporter early in her career, then oversaw social media for the Half the Sky movement, and finally joined the Times in 2014 and has been with us since. Here’s her guide to how to make Twitter work for you.
It’s easy to hate on Twitter. It recently ditched its trim 140-character identity to become (to the naysayers) a bloated 280 characters. It verified (then unverified) a white supremacist, but it suspended Rose McGowan’s Twitter account, leaving the initial impression it had to do with her speaking out about Harvey Weinstein. It enabled racist, misogynistic trolls to attack Leslie Jones.
But for all its flaws, Twitter is where so much public debate happens, much of it fascinating. It’s where you can actually reach beyond your bubble. It’s where you can leapfrog publicists and aides and interact with your idols. Here are my suggestions for how you should use it — and why it’s worthwhile.
Start by listening. There’s a misconception that the main use of Twitter is for self-promotion. Unless you’re @Beyonce, who has tweeted 10 times and has 15.2 million followers, chances are, you won’t have tons of followers when you’re starting out. Thoughtful tweeting certainly improves the platform as a whole, but you don’t need any followers to mine Twitter for useful information.
Don’t just follow people you personally know. Follow people who are experts in your fields of interest. Maybe you like comedy, in which case Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) or Stephen Colbert (@StephenColbert) are must follows. If you’re a fan of cooking, try the chef Yotam Ottolenghi (@ottolenghi) for gorgeous food photos or Ruth Reichl (@ruthreichl), the former editor of Gourmet, for her scene-setting morning poems. To learn more about the universe, follow Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson). If you want insights on Sweden, @sweden turns over the account to a new Swede each week. Regardless of your political persuasion, Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska (@bensasse) has a terrific Twitter feed, especially for a politician — authentic and humorous, while Democratic Sen. Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) is great about replying to people. For those following the investigation of Russian meddling into the election, Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara), Sally Yates (@SallyQYates) and Benjamin Wittes (@benjaminwittes) are ones to watch. Check out who they’re following and retweeting for more ideas of where to go from there.