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Stay Stylish in the winter

Winter is coming, and it’s more than just the Starks’ motto. In fact, in most countries, winter has come and makes the people, especially fashionista start changing their wardrobe to suit the weather more. One of the wardrobe changes is they need to wear winter work boots more often than before. Now, boots sure have become a staple regarding winter. The question is how to stand out even though wearing similar item with everyone else? Finding striking colored boots can be difficult. So what to do then? In case you’re wondering, then you’re in the same boat with a lot of us.

Stay Stylish in the winter

Stay Stylish in the winter

Why had Boots?

The simple question that never easy to answer. Many people often argued that wearing boots don’t necessarily helped a lot during the winter. A lot of others have stated that boots have turned into a fashion item that they have lost their main functions. Wearing boots in winter means you’re keeping your feet warm with layered protection. Anyway, you do know that there are a lot of boot types. There are ankle boots, knee high boots, doc martens and many others. Each boot represents a different style. You should know how to mix and match them up to suits your general look. For the winter, it’s better if you choose to wear boots that have non-slippery soles. Also, you should wear one that at least mid calf high.

Boots for All Seasons

Actually, you can always wear your winter boots all year around. It’s all depends on the boot shape and style. Seriously speaking, you can always make your boots look stylish even during summer. You don’t have to be a New Yorker to sports boots all year around. The key is to know how to play the boots well. The main rule is that the shorter your bottom the more boots option you can choose. Someone in shorts with knee high boots is not an uncommon sight anymore. Make sure that you are comfortable in what you wear, and that your look is season appropriate. Never try to wear shorts in winter unless you wear a warm legging underneath. The same goes for your summer look. Having poncho, legging, and boots combo might be really cute. But it can be too hot for a summer day.

It can be very easy to stay in style, no matter what the season is. All you have to do is to know your own personal style and start from there. Try by playing around with colors and patterns. Have a lot of fun discovering your style and share them with the world at the same time. Find your references from various magazines and celebrity stylists. That way, you’ll know the simple do and don’t base on what you see. Keep in mind that your style is your own, and it doesn’t necessarily follow the trend. There’s a chance you can be a trendsetter if your style is widely recognized and appraised.


The best way you can keep healthy and fit is by taking a healthy diets. Diet does not mean eating anything to keep your stomach full all the time. It entails taking essential nutrients needed by the body. Nutritious diet are not only essential for people who are struggling to lose weight, they are needed by everyone. We all need energy to perform our day to day activities well. The only we get this energy is by eating the right foods

What does it Eating Healthy Foods Mean?

There so many things that helps to determine your health when it comes to eating. These include the type and nutritive content of the food you eat, the amount and frequency. Apart from eating healthy foods, being healthy also entails physical and mental exercises. You have to ensure that your body is physically fit by performing daily exercises such as cycling, going to the gym and many more. Mental health involves exercises performed to relax the brain.

The Many Benefits of Eating Healthy Foods

Eating healthy foods such as those rich in vitamins and minerals can help to improve your immunity. With stronger immunity, your body can fight invading microorganisms from causing disorders and illnesses.

Detoxification effect is another key advantage of living a healthy lifestyle. Toxins which are accumulated in our bodies mostly come from eating unhealthy foods and lack of enough exercises. When you eat healthy diets and exercise properly, lesser toxins will accumulate in your body. This means it will be easier to eliminate the waster from the cells and tissues. When wastes in the body are easily eliminated, your body organs can function better. Read more »

Tips to Choose Hunting Knife Set

Hunting Knife Set

Hunting Knife Set

Selecting a hunting knife set, especially for outdoor use / survival is a very individual decision. And it is a decision that must accommodate users experience, knowledge, size, environment and type of activity. There may be other questions will make more energetic debate among outdoorsmen than “what is the best knife?” And when asked, it is likely to produce a long discourse about metallurgy, blade design, the size of the blade, handle and sheath materials, not to mention the most obvious details such as the edge of the geometry and size. It would be very confusing. But the question might be better expressed as “What blade safest and most effective for me?” Where hunting knives set for sale?

Consider Common Characteristics Survival Knife
The old adage states that the best knife is a knife you have. But in general, you really want to have a blade that is really right, one that is flexible enough to perform a series of diverse tasks and durable enough to withstand harsh use. Not to be large and heavy, generally, I think 4 “-6” knife is suitable for most situations. Knives should be full construction – e.g., where the blade material extends through the handle. This gives the blade strength. I think the best overall blade design is a drop point blade. This versatile design is very effective for most common field tasks and offers a strong point. A drop point blade is less likely to break at the point of a clip deep design point more generally of the shape model and a traditional hunting-style knife. Short with straight-shaped clips can provide the same strong point.

The Type of Steel as the Material Base of the Blade
Steel is treated the same attention as important as the type of steel. Steel is best not to be really good to use, may be worse than the low-quality steel. Carbon steel remains a classic favorite survival knife enthusiast because of their strength and retention characteristics on edges. But, because carbon steel is more likely to rust, the knife requires extra care and attention. However, the latest stainless steel will hold well together and require little maintenance and care much less. Technically not stainless steel, steel D2 is becoming more popular due to increased corrosion resistance compared to other carbon steel, and the holding edge and toughness properties it offers.

Knife Handle
The handle should be comfortable to be stable in any position, which is why some of the blades are designed to have a deep finger groove. Best grip is designed to provide a strong grip and become resistant to slip, especially when wet. If the textured grip is too much, it can cause hot spots and blisters on heavy use. A hole on the handle is an important feature to prevent loss of the knife. You do not need to deliberately lose the most valuable survival tool. Always use a wrist lanyard (strap between the blade and the arm) while working with your knife on the water or in other places, where it may fall and make you lose.

Sheath Knife
Traditionally made of leather sheath knife, knife sheaths now are made of ballistic nylon with rigid inserts or formed of Kydex or Concealex and shapes mounted on the blades they support. Should make a proper sheath knife remains secure (not easily lost) and be able to protect you from your own knife. Some knife sheaths now have several options to be mounted on a vest, a belt or any other place that allows you to put the knife almost anywhere you wish. Some sheaths have accessory pockets for storing grindstone, multi-tools or essential outdoor equipment with a smaller payload.

Fashion Rule of Thumb

Ever since hundreds of years ago, fashion for women has always been a huge hit. Nobody could tell exactly when it started. Was that in the Victorian era? Or maybe it has started way long before that in Elizabethan? Shall we count it back to the early Roman era? Maybe Cleopatra could give the answer we’re looking for. Anyway, if you’re looking for fashion tips for body types you have landed in the right page. This time, we’re covering the basic understanding on body types and which rules you should follow and not. Keep on reading to find out more.

Simple and Basic Rules

Nobody in the world has the same body. You can have a similar body but not exactly the same. Therefore don’t be confused if what looks great on you may not look the same on your sister. Even though you two are practically twins. Anyhow, there are a couple of general rules when it comes to body types. The most popular rule is to wear black to look slimmer. Black or dark color sure has the slimming effect, but it doesn’t mean you should fill your closet with them. Another rule is how stripes could stretch your body image. Wearing horizontal stripes will make your body looks wider and vertical stripes will add some height on you.

Fashion Rule of Thumb

Fashion Rule of Thumb

Wider or Taller

The most common problem is wide hips or wide shoulders. Those types are called as the apple and pear shapes. Pear shape body type is the most common body type of all. With small shoulders and wide hips, this type is often considered as the most womanly figure of all. Another popular type is the hourglass. It’s the proportional body type with symmetrical shoulder and hips ratio, but with a small waist. Apple, pear and hourglass are the basic body types that you can see anywhere. The rest are just a permutation of them. Things like bigger arms, or wide shoulders, thighs, legs length and more are variations that make people different from one to another.

Find What’s Good

It is best if you know what looks good on you and stick with it. Finding what’s good for you might take a while, but never fret or lose hope. During the time, you can learn how to flaunt your assets and hide your flaws. Still, the most important thing is to find clothes that you feel comfortable in. Covering your flaws like wide hips or too pronounced bosom is something you will learn along the way. Of course, you can always change the table and what was your flaw has turned into an asset.

Have Your Lipstick by the Seasons

You sure have heard a lot of beauty tips. And this one might come off as strange for you. Especially if you just started to get to know make up or unsure about finding your right color. Here’s the rule of thumb you need to remember. Lipstick is the ultimate game changer. You can change your whole look in one go just by applying a different color on your lips. This is one of the main reasons why lipstick is a must have makeup item. It doesn’t matter if you’re a total beginner or already a well-known makeup artist. At least one lipstick will be in your purse. Now, let’s play with the idea to change your lipstick color based on the season. We all know how the trend changes based on season, now why don’t we do the same to your makeup basic, lipstick.

Simple House Rules

The basic rule when it comes to correlating your lipstick color based on the season is to have one from every basic color. One brown, orange, pink and red lipstick would be enough for all year around. Don’t believe me? Well, one thing people forgot is that you can always combine the colors. There are literally countless of lip color that you can have just by those four basic colors. Of course, if you want to have more, feel free to add more colors on your repertoire. Nothing’s wrong with having a plum or burgundy lipstick stashed in. The easy rule is to know what season is it. Start the year with the bright color and go darker just like the seasons. You may interchange the color for spring and summer as both seasons often painted by bright colors.

Color Combination Code

When it comes to lip color, people can be quite adamant about their opinions on what good for them. There are also lots of things to consider like skin tone and occasion, eye color, hair color, clothes and the list can keep on going. However, there are only three things you should consider. Those are your skin tone, the occasion and how comfortable you are with the color. Do not think that having fair skin means you could go with any color. It totally doesn’t go that way. In fact, bright colors would work better in darker skin. Anyway, if you’re unsure about the color combination, try by dabbing the darker color inside and use brighter one outside. Blend them well and you can get a new color. Adjust the ratio based on your preference.

Lipstick is the ultimate game changer. And when you know how to wear them all year around, you’re good for the rest of your life. Having a lot of lipstick might help, but it doesn’t always be the answer. However, having more color can make you see which color actually works on you. So don’t give up if you can’t find one that suits you. In fact, you may even find your own color. So have fun trying!

‘Engineering’ Patient Safety

‘Engineering’ Patient Safety

‘Engineering’ Patient Safety

By Lukasz Mazur: Most continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs in healthcare industry are nowadays structured to transform leaders into effective change agents, design efficient, effective, and ‘waste-free’ workplaces, and develop people into creative problem solvers. However, despite many ‘positive’ reports about CQI programs in the academic literature, books, and lay press, it is still difficult to determine whether leaders, workplaces, and front line staff are transforming into reliable forces towards safety mindfulness.

Thus, recently we (Marks, Mazur, Chera, Adams) wrote a book (see Figure) to showcase how broad application of safety mindfulness at all levels of the organization could make healthcare delivery more efficient and safer. Specifically, in this book we illustrated our initial efforts at the University of North Carolina to address these challenges; i.e. keeping our patients safe while continuously improving our care delivery processes. The book was written with a mixed readership in mind: medical and administrative radiation oncology employees, industrial and management engineers, human factors professionals, safety managers and reliability engineers – and, of course, their current and future students.

The book is divided into 2 parts and 8 chapters.

Part 1: Provides an introduction to basic concepts, methods, and tools that underlie our approach tohigh reliability and value creation; and an overview of key safety challenges within radiation oncology.Chapter 1: Provides a broad overview of how the safety challenges within radiation oncology are currently perceived; i.e. with the focus on advanced technologies. Chapter 2: Provides a broad overview of ‘past’ and ‘current’ challenges of patient safety issues within radiation oncology. An overview of incident rates and events reported is included. Chapter 3: Provides a broad overview of the best practices from high reliability organizations and offers a preliminary assessment of how these practices can be applied to radiation oncology.

Part 2: Based on the beliefs outlined in the prior chapters, we describe our journey to high reliability, value creation, and safety mindfulness at the University of North Carolina. Chapter 4: Provides an in depth account of changes and initiatives taken at the organization level. Chapter 5: Describes our efforts to optimize workplaces and work processes for people, so human error can be minimized.Chapter 6: Here we focus on people, their decision making processes and behaviors. We provide careful analysis of events in which we failed to deliver optimal care to our patients. Chapter 7:Summarizes our research program on mental workload that is synergetic with our clinical activities. We also provide ideas for future research at the organizational, workplace, and people levels. Chapter 8: Provides summary of key learnings and concluding remarks.

I hope you will find this book useful and ‘fun’ to read. I highly recommend it for students interested in quality and safety as related to healthcare deliver.