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5 Powerful People Who Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses have many roles. On the one hand, they’re protective against UV rays, dust and bright lights. On the other hand, they’re stylish and fashionable. But they’re also great for adding a touch of mystery, something that famous people are always after. Although it’s hard to believe sunglasses could actually hide someone’s identity, they to play an important part in celebrities’ wardrobes. We picked five of the most powerful people today and went through lots and lots of their photos. The conclusion. Sunglasses are part of their personality! Click here for a pair that suits you!

 

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1. Lady Gaga. When it comes to fashion statements, Lady Gaga has been through all the major steps. This, of course, includes that infamous meat dress, but also a wide collection of funky eyewear. You will not see a minimal, regular frame on her face, ever!

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2. Robert Downey Jr. His everyday eyewear includes round glasses with tinted lenses, which are celebrities usually have custom made. However, his roles often ask for wrap around designs such as this one, and aviators, and the actor wears them gracefully.

Justin Beiber

3. Justin Bieber. The young singer is a promoter of young brands. His sunglasses are always hip and they come from the coolest new brands. We wouldn’t expect anything else from such a superstar, would we?

JayZ

4. Jay-Z. Some say Jay-Z has it all: the fame, the perfect wife, and a new baby. Ok, so he probably does! He also has an impressive eyewear collection, with brands such as Persol and Yves Saint Laurent, in classic styles, but with the occasional hip-hop twist.

Howard Stern

5. Howard Stern. The King of All Media is known for his curly hair and small glasses, which have become synonymous with his personality. He will also wear aviators and oval shapes, avoiding lenses that are too dark in color.

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Sharpen Your Purchasing Management Skills To Reap Long-Term Benefits

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Perhaps, the toughest question to answer: what next? Seems like a much uncomplicated question on the face of it. But asks anybody, who has just finished his/her MBA or facing career stagnation and you would understand the sheer weight of this seemingly simple question. Specialized Purchasing Training in Dubai created for the dynamic world of business gets attendees ready to take on everyday challenges at work. By incorporating unique training methodology that comprises a blend of instructor-led training with case studies, regular visiting faculty interactions coupled with several hours of proprietary video simulation, the idea is to infuse fresh air into the world of business.

The training helps attendees develop a strong faculty to critically engage with management strategies through its ever-growing number of paths and developments. The program introduces professionals to the ideas, theories and framework of the subject and fine tunes the ability to engage with it. Completion of the purchasing management program enables the certified individual to demonstrate an understanding of purchase administration concepts and resolve any purchasing problem.

Unique learning system that incorporates the best instructor led training, cutting edge curriculum design, guaranteed job interviews with world’s leading corporate houses, expert faculty drawn from the best in the industry, state-of-the-art classrooms with exhaustive e-library, interactive whiteboards, V-sat, simulation and more makes Dubai a hot spot for specialized management training opportunity. Read on the following to know about the other reasons behind it.

–          Personalized industry engagement and mentoring program

–          Internationally bench-marked and industry oriented curriculum

–          Student centric pedagogy

–          Experimental and hands on learning by practicing on business simulators

–          Faculty having global expertise

–          Seminar and workshops by industry experts

–          State-of-the-art library connecting to global journals and learning resources

–          Vibrant on-campus student life

–          Scholarship for meritorious students

The academiaindustry interactions while undergoing the training program is helpful for the students are also exposed to numerous workshops/seminars conducted by eminent management gurus to take in the best industry practices. With an effective interface of corporate world and academia, B-schools in Dubai assist attendees in becoming better managers of tomorrow.

Gain a competitive advantage by learning the tricks of the trade from successful professionals in the field of purchasing management from leading corporate houses across the world. The specialized training course focuses on the purchasing areas to facilitate maximum breadth of know-how for future career growth. Almost all of the specialized managerial courses, to a great extent, teach students methods to contribute to the company, perk up proficiency or raise their value.

Experts across the globe opine that it is important to learn new skills in order to avoid career stagnation. It also helps professionals to adapt to an increasingly automated corporate world. For a successful future, purchasing management studies has a lot to offer. Well structured curriculum offer attendees with skillfulness that allows them to think critically and also encourage in-depth analysis. These procedures prepare students for becoming top-notch entrepreneur. Besides, it makes the attendees self-assured while taking on projects that may need to learn skills that will defy them. It goes without saying that there are several employment opportunities available for students equipped with this certification course. Also, the global employment market looks promising for those who are seeking much needed international exposure.

Specialized training in purchasing management is your golden ticket towards a lucrative job prospect. Going through these course training adds sheen to your skills, polishes your leadership quality, business environment study proficiency and decision making abilities. Besides, such training programs are there to ease out the transition period from learning to employment.

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Five Ways to Fall Madly In Love with Your Body

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Casey. She is a freelance writer and she would love to interact with you in the comment box below.

Do you love and accept your body or do you criticize it for various perceived flaws and shortcomings? Be honest. If you’re like most people in western culture, your body is not something you are ravishingly in love with, nor have you ever considered the idea of being in love with your body. You more than likely wish that your body was different, whether thinner, younger, heavier, more fit, whatever. Maybe, you simply dislike a particular body part and wish it could change. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many, people dislike or even hate their bodies. I argue that this body-disdain is deeply harming humanity. This adversarial relationship that so many of us have with our bodies is keeping us from our fullest potential as human beings; it means that we are fractured. Our thoughts and obsessions about our bodies keep us from living fully and deeply. This needs to change.

The following are five tips for falling madly in love with your body. These tactics have worked wonderfully for me; I’m happy to say that I truly, deeply, and madly love my body now after years of dominating, controlling, criticizing, and trying to change her.

Tip#1: Pick One Thing You Like about Your Body and Concentrate on That

One day, in my late teens, I was crying to my dad about how fat I was and he suggested that I pick one thing that I liked about my body and concentrate on that one aspect. Really, the only thing that I liked about my physique was my intensely muscular arms. I was a strong, farm-girl with very toned arms, so I told him that. He told me to sit down and look at my arms and say nice things to them for at least five minutes per day. I felt rather foolish doing this, but after a daily practice of this for 30 days, you know what? It worked! I began to look forward to my sessions and I started finding other things that I then appreciated about my body. I began telling my body sweet things about all kinds of her aspects. The process began to feed itself. I started feeling better. And, I began to think differently, too.

Tip#2: Write Down What You Wish Your Body Looked Like

Write down all of the qualities that you want for your body. Make a list of everything that you want your body to look like or to be able to do. Try to be realistic. If you are five feet, five inches tall, imagining yourself as six feet tall will probably not feel very attainable. These qualities work best if they are things that you believe you can attain. For example, maybe you want healthier hair, greater fitness, or a smaller waist. Write it all down and then read back through your list several times. As you read, try to get a clear mental image of what you want to look like according to the qualities that listed. The more you can visualize and the more detail you can imbue your sessions with, the greater your chances of attaining what you want, eventually. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool that heavily influences the way our bodies look. By focusing deeply on a vision of how you want things to be, you are “programming” your subconscious to accept a new reality and to eventually bring that reality about. The results are astounding. Do these as often throughout the week as you can and watch for the results.

Tip#3: Talk with Your Body

Yes, you read that correctly. Talk with your body not at it. Have a conversation with your form. I start at the top of my head and work my way down. I’ll say things like: “Hello, hair! How are you feeling today?” And, then, I wait for an answer. At first, it was very hard to train my mind to wait for my body’s answers, but it got much easier with practice. Now, I always hear an answer in my mind when I ask my body how she’s doing. This practice trains you to consult with your body and ask its opinions about the decisions that you are making on its behalf. It trains you to consider your body as a part of you, but a consciousness in and of itself, which leads to greater awareness about your body and its needs. Your body will talk to you. It’s just that most of us are not trained to have a practice like this with ourselves. I grew to adore my question and answer sessions. My body is a real talker and I listen!

Tip#4: Practice Deep Belly Breathing

Did you know that a practice of diaphragmatic breathing helps our bodies tremendously? Also known as deep-belly breathing and abdominal breathing, it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to connect with your body and feel its majesty. It’s also a tremendous boon to your health. Just adding in diaphragmatic breathing can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, increase blood flow to your vital organs, improve memory, and amazingly, make you like your body more. When we feel better, we appreciate more and when we are healthier, it’s easier to feel better about our bodies.

Tip#5: Tell Your Body Five Remarkable Things It Lets You Do

This one is not always easy for people, especially people who are used to constantly criticizing their bodies, but it’s really, really fun. Tell your body five things that it lets you do that you enjoy doing. For example, you might say: I like that you, my dear body, make it possible for me to ride a motorcycle. I really like that you help me feel deeply and cherish my loved-ones. I love that you make it possible for me to walk up stairs and get around. I like that you, dear body, let me hug my children and feel them in my arms. I like that you offer a house for my soul to be here on the earth plane to experience so much. This practice, again, puts you into a mood of appreciation and reverence. It helps you see all of the things that your body does for you, often without complaint, and reminds you that things are not as bad as they often seem.

If we do not love the self, the full self, which includes the body in all of its permutations, how can we ever truly love and accept others? How can we appreciate other life forms or expect to walk softly on the planet? How can we revere the magic, sacred dance of life in a state of near-constant self-hatred, criticism, or disdain? Ultimately, we can’t. We cannot expect to truly, abidingly love others or respect all of life until we learn to love and embrace our emotions, our thoughts, and our bodies that allow us to do so much here on the earth plane. Unless we learn how to foster a deep, lasting love for the body, we cannot truly accept our lives or heal the emotional rifts inside of us. Falling madly in love with your body takes a conscious, dedicated practice, but when you do get there, when you step into that sweet place with yourself it is simply the greatest feeling in the world. Your life improves. And, you feel happier. This is what the body teaches us and the gift that it holds for us.

All my love and light to you each and every one of you.

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The Consumer Hunt–The joy and instinct that drive her to SHOP

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sarah Epia. She is a freelance writer and she would love to interact with you in the comment box below.

 

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This is one question that has been on the lips of many, especially the men who find this abstruse. One can say women and shopping are synonymous, more like one word. Fact is, everyone loves shopping but some argue that men “buy’ while women “shop”. Men are said to be on a mission; they get into a shop to buy a specific item, probably with the help of a sales associate in finding the item, followed by the associate’s help in getting through checkout quickly. While women on the other hand, have a knack for shopping, they so invest in the shopping experience. Women shoppers value and appreciate sales associate who make them feel very important by giving them a tour of the shop and proffering items to them.

 

Shopping activity is esoteric, and women are very fond of it, they don’t mind spending their last money on shopping, this may seem quite unusual but I have some points that have undergone scrutiny that will help change your speculative beliefs as regards women and their love for shopping.

 

REASON FOR CHANGE

Now, who doesn’t love change? I’m so sure I would not get a negative reply for this. Shopping brings about change for women, because change brings about pleasant situations. Ab-initio, change is constant, and so is shopping. Having a particular look everyday could be boring and this limits your interaction with people, so therefore, there is a reason for change and that is where shopping comes into play.

 

TO DOLL UP

It is a well know fact that clothes, footwear, eye wears, belts, shoes, bags, accessories and many other fashion items that raises a woman’s style quotient deserves a place in her shopping list. And why she does need all these items? It is because she loves to doll up, she loves to look good and be appreciated. Know also that buying one fashion item in her shopping list automatically paves way for the other items in her shopping cart.

 

BEAT COMPETITORS

Women can never resist the temptation to redo their living room after catching a glimpse of her neighbor’s, neither can she refuse the urge to get a new dish set, she saw at a friend’s kitchen, those new pairs of stilettos worn by a co-worker or that super stylish candle stand grinning at a pal’s dinner party. They will always want it, because someone else has it BEING A WOMAN This totally qualifies as a reason for shopping. As the unrepentant shopaholics that women are, they will never fail to live up to their names. So don’t forget that shopping for women is a daily ritual, they are always unabashed scanning for ads, sorting through heaps of shoes or racks, neither does she mind waiting in line. HAPPY SHOPPING WOMEN!!!

 

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  • Who do YOU think likes shopping most between men and women?
  • If your answers are yes, why and what do you think is the reason behind women’s obsession towards shopping??

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True Leaders to Respect Today

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What does the word “leader” mean to you? I have been wondering for a long time, many years ago about that meaning as well!

I realized that no matter the area of discussion there are always people that lead and there are people looking for leaders to be guided. And this is perfectly OK!

I have been thinking and talking about this topic for many years with many of my friends and colleagues in different countries. Today I personally believe that leaders are born not made!

Why do I think that way? Because leadership from a true leader flows easily with no effort while others try to be there and show up as leaders never achieving reaching the goal, as the ones in the first group do. This can be perceived by all of us!

If you did not think about this topic yet, don´t worry, I will share with you through this article, discoveries from life experiences, you may also have had, that will let you understand my words and what I just said!

Enjoy and share your comments I would like to hear from you about this topic, because you may still be “a leader in the closet” or a “hidden leader” and I want to support you when coming out of the closet, to be discovered and inspire the world with your gift and message to make this world a better place to live for all of us, our children and grand children to come!

A leader is defined in http://www.thefreedictionary.com/leader as

1- One that leads or guides.

2. One who is in charge or in command of others.

Still this definition does not give me the feeling I want to experience from a true leader I can trust!

And in the http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/leader  it is defined asthe person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country”

And again I do not feel the essence of the true leader. This happens because it is really difficult to express that “essence” with words.

I noticed there is a language from where Leaders know who they are and recognize themselves from far away! But it is not the language we talk daily. It is an attitude and body language they have, coming from their inside out; it is about their own energy, commitment and engagement with any situation they face as human beings. This can be expressed as their own “personal power” and what helps and lets them be seen as true and authentic leaders!

How do others recognize them? How will you truly differentiate a leader from someone that is not one? Is it by a feeling? Is it by a visual feature? What exactly is that secret ingredient they have built inside that flows from their inside out so easy for them to be recognized as authentic true leaders?

We are used to think of a leader regarding his look from the outside; still a leader shines from his inside out as a new flower in spring with perfume, color, texture and glamour. It is impossible not to perceive it or sense it and there is always a subtle energetic connection generated between a true leader and his followers. Like a magic wand in action touching your heart with love and compassion!

At the beginning leaders are afraid to show they are, since it is a process they go through to first recognize themselves as leaders to then step into their own power to deliver the message they came to share with their “tribe” and community.

Leadership, as many other skills in the baggage of a human being, can only be expressed after going through a process in life, along the Journey; to find the missing link that will help the leader understand his purpose as a true leader.

Leaders do not walk on the street with a tag saying “I am a LEADER”. There are easy tools you can use to discover them. I will share with you some of these easy tools that will help you recognize a leader when you find one you want to follow.

Easy to use TOOLS to discover a true Leader

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1- Be aware because leaders are everywhere!

Leaders have a special way of connecting with people. They always want to help and bring wealth to the community around them. They feel compelled to do it as part of their call as leaders. So do not misunderstand this attitude, next time you see someone like that!

2- Feel their Power

How do you feel the power of a Leader? You feel it through the positive energy he delivers when he is around you. He is proactive and knows how to make things happen every time. He knows how to find the road to follow and looks for alternative roads where others would say “this is impossible”. He does not see obstacles, focus on results and will do whatever it takes to achieve them for his “tribe” and community. Sometimes people may feel overwhelmed by this attitude; step back and check out if he might be the next leader you want to follow.

3- Understand the needs of a Leader

A leader is a passionate human being that wants to deliver his message, transmit and share his passion all the time. This is the reason why he is proactive and wants to give and help people around him to bring the results they look for and want. He is always ready to help and be of service! Next time you see this attitude ask him why he is doing that! You may be blown away by his answer! Listen and let him tell you about his dreams! You may be a follower supporting his movement soon!

4- The leader is very organized and never forgets!

A true leader knows what he wants and is very clear about how he will achieve his goals. He always has a plan and a strategy knowing who can help him with something he might need to delegate. He never forgets a bullet point he wrote in his plan and will always achieve his plan by one road or another. For a leader, life is about the tribe and community and he is on service for them. Listen to his message and you will discover his plan!

5- The Leader loves to teach, to guide and to mentor

A true leader loves to be proactive, shows up, guides and mentors his followers and will always bring them up. He believes there is a solution for every problem, that can be found and collaboration is part of the success for things to happen. He knows how to spread the virus of positivism around and will always show the road to follow as a member of the group working with them for them. This is his way of leading, as a member of the tribe! You can easily check this out if you are a member of his group. He leads by giving the example and is always ready to support the members of the tribe!

6- A leader defends his values

For a true leader it is very important to live leadership every moment of his life. He will definitely feel terrible if he discovers there are values of his own not respected. He will never negotiate about values; this is for him the “core” of leadership expression and his mission as a true leader to be trusted by his followers. I recommend you to check out the values of the leader you want to follow to evaluate if they are aligned with your values! You would not want to follow someone that will not defend your own values!

7- Vulnerability of a true Leader

There is still a very important piece of this puzzle to be mentioned. A true Leader is as vulnerable as any other human being. He needs to know he is not alone. Even if he may be able to do many things by himself, the fuel for him to leadership and deliver his message, is to feel rewarded feeling the happiness and satisfaction of the members of the tribe, understanding he is bringing wealth to the community as a result of being their true and authentic leader!

If reading this article you felt you are a True Leader, do not be afraid, and enjoy the discovery! It means you are ready to begin the process and step into your leadership. It is time to become the leader you were born to be!

You will begin the journey by discovering your Purpose, your Mission and your Vision, integrating it with your Passion.

I wish you much success and all the best delivering your gift!  I am sure you are here to succeed!

With love light gratitude and abundance to all!

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