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Mobile phones and WiFi radiation health risks

There have been many skeptics since the very initial introduction of wireless service about what the constant exposure to radiation can do to human health and the nature surrounding it.

While the world is bracing for the launch of 5G services the question of the health risks looms large.

The result of the extensive study that was conducted by the National Institutes of Health, US was inconclusive. The 10 year study was conducted using 2G and 3G wireless radiation exposure on animals for 9 hours each day. While it did show the increased risk of mutation leading to the growth of tumors or tissue and DNA damage in a group of rodents, another group did not show any evident health issues related to the exposure.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has cited exposure to radiation as a potent carcinogen for humans. It means that long term exposure to radiations could result in extensive damage.

But here is something to think about. The studies were conducted on animals that were expo…

Definition of VPN Authentication and Encryption

The fundamentals of creating a VPN are Authentication, strong Encryption and a method of secure Key Exchange. Authenticate the users, securely exchange keys for encryption then encrypt the data using the generated keys.

Authentication is used to validate a users identity using one or more of a number of methods:

Something you have - can be a key card, a security pass, drivers licence, a passport or similar. The possession of one of the above items is usually enough to confirm the identity of the holder. The problem with this is that the device can be lost or stolen, and sometimes used by other persons.

Something you know - a password, pass phrase or some other known information that can be used to calculate function from a secret message.

Something you are - A physical characteristic of your body such as your finger print, the retina print of your eye or your DNA.

Encryption is a means of taking some plain readable text into a cipher text utilizing some form of algorithmic mapping. The i…

Let Scanning Solutions Improve Your Workflow

Many companies operate under the impression that scanning documents is a simple, but limited, method for document storage. Although scanning does indeed reduce storage costs, there are many more benefits to implementing a scanning solution than storage alone. In fact, electronically archiving your business records is just one small step you can take toward improving operational efficiency and lowering document costs.

Regardless of your specific industry, a successful scanning solution will reap many benefits, all of which will ultimately have an impact on your bottom line. Once your documents are scanned, document management software ups the ante by adding a laundry list of practical benefits that can save your business time and money. Scanning paper documents and storing them electronically also creates a centralized file cabinet with secured areas, limiting access to only those employees with permission to access specific files. In addition, the document management software records …

Put Your Best Foot Forward With Morph Transitions in PowerPoint 2016

Building a swashbuckling PowerPoint presentation indeed is not an easy affair. To craft a good example of PPT one requires regimentation of thoughts, precise content and off course good transition features too.

Working on the last aspect mentioned above, Microsoft has brought a brand new transition type or feature simply known as "Morph". With this innovative "Morph" feature it is now lot more simple to craft attractive slide templates as the building block for an exceptional PPT example. Most amazing facet of Morph is that it can be applied automatically to move or transform objects, shapes, charts, SmartArt, pictures, words or characters across the PowerPoint templates and best part is that all this can be done with just one click.

Going by the dictionary meaning Morph is defined as "To change smoothly from one image to another using computer animation". This is what this new automatic feature encompasses for users i.e. smoothly bring change.

With Morph&#…

They're Your Rules, Break Them!

Congrats on your promotion. Here's your cap and your badge. I've just made you the head of a military fighting force. Bad news: you happen to be at war. Worse, you're up against a superior force.

Now, here's what the stats show will probably happen: If your military takes on a superior force in the conventional way, you have no more than a 28.5 per cent chance of winning.

However, if you refuse to play by the accepted rules of the game, your chances of winning, as verified by a study of wars spanning 200 years of human history, go up to a whopping 63.3 per cent. That's a switch from 'probably will lose' to 'probably will win'.

Do I have your attention?

Sometimes, breaking the rules is incredibly effective. In the business world, the same dynamic applies. You can topple industry giants if you act unconventionally. Sometimes, breaking the right rules can hand you an industry on a platter.

Rules and norms accumulate over time

As we explore the art of strate…

Your Business Needs This: The Complaint Free Challenge

When you don't like something, what do you do?

Most people complain about it. According to research, most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation.

Shocking, right? It was to me.

It's so socially acceptable to complain that it may not even strike you as strange in the moment.

You may not feel its effects, because you're so used to it.

That doesn't mean it doesn't affect you.

The truth? Complaining is so toxic!

Complaining rewires your brain for negativity.

It can even make you sick. The extra cortisol released by frequent complaining impairs your immune system and make you more susceptible to high cholesterol, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and brain strokes.

Also, because we're social beings, we naturally are affected by the moods of those around us. It's called neuronal mirroring. Complaining is like smoking: you don't have to do it yourself to suffer the negative effects.

Just as bad, every time you complain, you are putting yourself in…

Important Things That You Should Know About Rack Mount Monitors

As businesses are trying maintain their competitive edge in their particular industries, adopting to the latest technologies plays an important role in achieving overall efficiency of operations. One of the technologies that several businesses are now incorporating into their operations is the rack mount LCD monitors. These are now commonly used in several applications such as for military purposes, commercial usages and in the healthcare and hospitality industries, among many others.

What is a Rack Mount Monitor
A rack mount refers to a hardware device that is attached to a distinct rack or the real rack. Usually, it is being used by big companies in order to grip their routers, switches, network servers and other network devices. When we say a rack mount monitor, it is a display model that combines a monitor, a keyboard and a touchpad under one housing. The rack mount is designed so that your keyboard and LCD monitor are on a sliding rack, allowing you to move them out from your desk…

Millwright Companies - Employee Job Description

Employees of millwright companies do repair work and installations on big industrial machines. They are called millwrights. They do the repair and install the equipment that are used in machine shops and manufacturing facilities. The millwrights would be the ones that would decide where the large equipment would go in the manufacturing facility and oversee the process of installation. They may also conduct test runs, assemble parts, and fine-tune the finished jobs. The millwright is the person that the factory will call to troubleshoot problems and then they will make repairs or replace the parts that are not working or damaged. Some have specialized in certain machinery but most millwrights have a broad understanding of various types of equipment. This can include assembly line robots, big electricity generators, and wind turbines.

To work for millwright companies they have to have a high school diploma. Some will not hire a millwright unless they have completed the two-year training…

Top 5 Problems Facing Startups Today

Startups are emerging everywhere these days. Today, startups area flooding the entire marketplace and everywhere, students are even advised in schools and other educational institutions not to look forward to graduating and eventually looking for a job, but rather to work as much as possible while in school to make names for themselves by investing their time in startups and business innovations.

Today, tales and stories of startup entrepreneurs and business owners seem to be on the front page of every newspaper and magazine issue, serving as an encouragement or incentive for more people to brainstorm and come up with ideas which, according to them, are worth investing in.

People see technological breakthroughs as something that could revolutionise the entire world and open people up to more abundant opportunities. Because of this fact, more funds and resources are being readily made available for the beginning of feasible startups and businesses.

The untold truth about startups is this…

Tata Tiago Long Term Report

Tata Tiago, a hatchback that has revolutionised the segment. It looks stylish, is feature loaded and is a great value for money. In our comparison with the Maruti Celerio and the Hyundai Grand i10, the Tiago emerged as a clear winner. Now, the most common question? Is it reliable? Is it worth considering? We have just completed a month with our Tiago. We share a detailed analysis of how the first month was. Read further.

Tata Tiago Quality

If we talk about quality in this segment, the Tiago is far superior to most of its competition. The look and feel of the dashboard is top notch. We couldn't find too many issues in the Tiago and now we are nitpicking. In fact, this feels better than the Bolt and the Zest too. On the other hand, there are some plastic bits, which aren't at par with the dashboard. The power window switches are a carry forward from the Vista family. The instrument cluster cover, is an add-on on the Zest's instrument binnacle. This could have been avoided.

Tat…

Overview of 'Make in India' Automotive Sector Report 2016

The Government of India recently released the Make in India Automotive Sector report towards highlighting the progress of the Automotive Sector in terms of production enhancements as a result of the policies adopted by the Government of India. As per this report all the major parameters of manufacturing progress which are production, exports and sales have seen a healthy increase and has shown an impressive growth momentum. The most important Key Takeaways from the report are:
Improved Infrastructure

The leading Automobile companies of the world, such as Isuzu Motors, Ford Motors, Tata Motors and Suzuki Motors etc. have invested quite heavily in the sector thereby creating huge manufacturing capabilities to take on much larger orders from across the globe. Whereas Isuzu, Tata, Force Motors, Suzuki, Mercedes Benz and Magneti Mareli all came up with their new plants in the last two years, many other companies have set up Research and Development centres towards development of more models…

All About Fiber Optic Cable Cleaning

To get rid of contaminants and keep your optic cable functioning optimally you have to clean it regularly.

Tools you need for cleaning

There are many types of tools you need when cleaning the cables. Some of these things include:

Compressed air: Clean dry air is necessary to ensure that the aerosol is free or water, dust, and oil. For ideal results, you should use filtered or canned compressed air. You can easily find the air in your local laboratory supplier or photoshop.

Lens paper: The lens paper is made up of a long fiber that doesn't have any chemicals. The paper is ideal when you are looking to minimize particulates. You can easily find the lens paper from your local drug store, laboratory supplier, or camera shop.

Methanol: You are discouraged from cleaning the optic cables using chemicals but if you have to, you should go ahead and do it but you should follow the guidelines given by your manufacturer. Just like the other cleaning materials, you can easily find methanol from yo…

Swift Facing Criticism From Bitcoin Remittance Companies

One of the widely known mediums for financial transaction messaging called Swift has been facing criticism for not being able to fulfill the needs of financial markets around the world. There are some who believe that it has turned out to be inefficient for settling cross-border payments for not being able to manage real-time settlement of any transaction amount and not being transparent in payment status and settlement risk.

Global Payments Innovation - A New Initiative

In response to such criticism, Swift has launched Global Payments Innovation ('GPI'), which has the ability to make funds available on the same day for B2B transfers that fall in the same time zone. It also offers secure remittance information, end to end payment tracking, and better transparency. The first phase of the project was made live in January this year and is currently in use by twelve banks, including ING, 'Danske' Bank, 'Citi', and Bank of China. It is currently focusing on B2B payme…

How To Help New Supervisors Succeed

There are at least twenty-four reasons why an employee might be unsuccessful when transitioning into a supervisory position.

These include when the new supervisor is:

1. Unwilling or unable to supervise former co-workers.

2. Uncomfortable evaluating employees' performance.

3. Unable to let go of former responsibilities.

4. Afraid to delegate for fear of seeming incapable of doing the tasks.

5. Unclear about the role of supervisor.

6. Faced with employees who resist the new supervisor's authority.

7. Unwilling to fire an employee.

8. Unable to prioritize and manage his or her time.

9. Unwilling to ask for help for fear of seeming unqualified for the position.

10. Spending too much time solving employee's problems instead of teaching them how to solve them.

11. Unaware how to supervise without either micromanaging or abandoning employees.

12. Unwilling to have critical conversations with poor performers.

13. Trying to be a friend rather than a supervisor.

14. Uncomfortable having to side …

Are Your Performance Expectations Reasonable?

There are many reasons why employees are unable to meet performance expectations:

1. The expectation is not realistic in relation to the employee's skills, experience or position in the decision-making hierarchy.

2. The expectations are too vague.

3. The time limits for the task are unrealistic.

4. The manager mistakenly assumes that the employee has the necessary knowledge and resources to perform the task.

5. The manager does not check to see and factor in what the employee is working on at the time and what other deadlines and projects s/he may have.

6. The manager unrealistically expects the employee to work as long and as hard as the manager does.

7. The manager expects the job not only to be done, but to be done to an impossible standard.

8. The manager implicitly knows what performance s/he wants but is not able to explicitly state the expectations in clear and understandable language.

9. The manager keeps changing his or her performance expectations.

10. The performance expectation…

4 Competencies in 2017

4 Competencies Critical to Move Past Survival in 2017

You must develop and work on these, and if you don't have a trainer, do it yourself.

OBJECTIVE SELF AWARENESS - the ability to know yourself, have knowledge that you are objective and can tap into that self-regulation and how to use it to create flexibility, self control, changes and emotional control, be able to pace yourself, control positive emotions. Parents and those who work with different generations understand this very well.

EMPATHY - not sympathy. This is where you understand others, recognize their communication, culture and style differences. A key concept is to develop your antenna, which will give you the ability to learn how to read people as opposed to getting caught up in your own emotions.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS - how to elegantly influence and persuade people, learn how to read, match and mirror them. Manage your change as well as the change of the organization and build very strong, positive relatio…

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