We see the police in movies taking cover behind police cars when they’re about to bust a heist. SWAT teams are called in during hostage situations. But the film is different from real life, and real life crime-fighting turns out to be more interesting. Here are three ways crime-fighters prevail against their adversaries in an interesting way.
In the Philippines, Underwater Religious Statues Is The Way
With a country with 90% of the population as registered Catholics, the Philippines has very strong faith. These include criminals and other ungood-doers. Destructive fishing practices gained the world’s attention during the 90s to the 21st century. Coral reefs have been decimated using destructive cyanide and dynamite fishing. A local mayor tried to dissuade criminals using underground religious statues. Not only did he deter fishermen from destroying the statues along with the coral reefs, but he also raised tourism in the area as divers paid tribute to the underwater statues.
In Germany, The Stasi Plays Mind Games
Political opponents in 20th century Germany were difficult to predict without the use of spies. East Germany’s ingenious Stasi used political intimidation to unveil evidence to indict political opponents and criminals. These involved sending unnamed packages, sending child-sized coffins to political opponent’s homes and stirring up family trouble among their enemies.
Belfast Uses Ice Cream Pacification
Everyone loves the sound of ice cream music. It means treats are all around for everybody. Belfast isn’t always as peaceful as it seems to be with heavy religious sectarian violence between Catholics and Protestants. However, riots aren’t dispersed with water cannons, but with ice cream truck music.
Let’s face it, the ISA is our biggest friend when it comes to retirement. While it might not be enough to get us through 30 years of retirement, it would be enough to help us with daily expenses. Want to start with your Isa and do good with it? Here’s a few things you should know!
If your website does not have a mobile friendly or responsive design for smaller screens, then Google’s latest update may kill your number of visitors.
On February 2015, Google announced that it would be updating its search algorithm to prioritize mobile-friendly websites. With ample time to prepare, marketers have evaded the worst.
Or have they? If you’re not too sure, consult this list to help you avoid the plague of the newest Google update.
1. Breadcrumbs URLs
Today, Google favours websites that use Breadcrumb URLs. These URLs are quite handy for users to see the complete address of a website. Search engine bots will classify websites as “mobile-friendly” should they spot breadcrumbs URLs to be used by websites.
2. Mobile Optimization
Don’t be afraid to adopt new themes. You’ll need a responsive website theme and if you’re in a rush, one of the paid themes could definitely work for you while you sort out your actual website theme. Remember, you must optimize everything, including content (increased text size, responsiveness to small screens, etc.) to ensure that your website still has clout in Google
3. Stay With Your Best Practices
Remember, it’s just Google that will affect your website engagement. You still have social media campaigns, email marketing and other internet marketing strategies to consider to make sure that your website remains on top.
Truthfully, customer service or customer relations, is a big personal learning experience aside from being a branding tool. People do not often interact with irate or unsatisfied personnel. Through customer service, you could challenge yourself to be a calmer person and practice your personal decorum in the face of certain trouble.
Through this infographic, you’ll see how first impressions last and how helpful customer services are to businesses, and to self-development
It’s actually a mistake Hollywood has glamorised and fantastically-created love stories that became a hit with people. This hyper-reality has generated a whimsical hope that there’s a “right person” for each one in the world. Realistically, there may or may not be someone right for you in the world. Not that this post is cynical, but to set things straight, people need to do things to help themselves grow, not find other individuals who would want to share their lives with them.
Love Isn’t The Answer
Most individuals looking for love are those who feel incomplete just being with themselves. The same individuals are also the ones who look for something perfect in their partner. Love isn’t the answer to resolve your internal issues. Love is about the other person helping you resolve your internal issues by yourself. They aren’t the answer, they’re your support team.
Love is Just a Side Story
Have you ever noticed how some couples end up being happy despite their relationship to each other is just minimal or has less interaction? It is because they support each other by telling each other they should achieve things they want in their lives. Love is just a side story in the grander scheme of things; it is your own personal achievments that define you.
It’s a Conditional Partnership
Books, movies and series say that relationships are meant to be perfect because the two people accept each other’s flaws. It is true that this is important, but it is also important that the other person, who is conscious of their flaw, also resolves their own issue. It is a conditional partnership; no one wants to be under the neck from someone. That couldn’t be called love if someone is suffering.
You have a marketing report due in two hours and there’s no laptop in sight. Fortunately, you have a smartphone on hand. The wide range of apps for productivity available for productivity in smartphones is outstanding, but you will need these three things to help you become more efficient.
1. Bluetooth Keyboard
Virtually every smartphone is compatible with any type of bluetooth keyboard available in them market. They can cost around 10 pounds apiece, but you’ll definitely be typing faster and responding to emails quicker with a physical keyboard.
2. Google Office Apps
Google office suites offer a comprehensive number of applications you could use to process word documents, even excel and powerpoint presentations.This is what you will need if you have to squeeze in making a presentation during a cab ride or while handling other tasks.
3. Root Your Phone
To expand the power of your smartphone, rooting your device will help you unlock several more features unavailable to you with its factory default settings. Make sure to know first if the rooting will cause a warranty void, especially if your device is new. Some rooting methods could harm your device too.
Keeping your money inside a sock or your bank account is never the best way to grow your money. Values for everyday objects change according to supply and demand, and these affects your finances. You aren’t saving your money when you just let it become old. Here are three things you should remember.
- Assess Economies
Money’s value increases or decreases depending on the demand for local products and services. The more that a country’s goods and services are bought and valued locally, the prices go up, helping domestic employment and production. It then increases the value of money. Meanwhile, if this is not the case for one’s country, then assessing which industries increase in value is where one’s money should be placed in.
Every country has a moving industry, with some excelling against others. Manufacturing is the foundation of any economy. With more exports, companies grow in value, and if your money is part of the stocks, you get more money rather than just saving it at home. Buying items that will increase in worth over time, such as historical items, classic vehicles or properties, and even artworks, are also good ways to place your money.
- Spending Habits
You save money when you spend on things that give you your money’s worth, and perform well on credit. Banks are like schools; your credit score is reflected by your ability to finance items of value. With higher credit scores, you have better opportunities to fund investments that would generate higher amounts of profit.
Anybody reading this might now be in his or her quarter-life going on 30 years old and is thinking of loneliness. Any person will want to have a friend or someone to lean on as time passes by. Nobody wants to go through life alone. Inevitably, instances will find you that you will meet the people you need and are worth keeping in your life, and one way is to not look for them.
1. Engage in New Experiences
If the same thing is happening in your life all over again, it might be time that you engage in new experiences. Repetitive lifestyles, especially those isolated from society, leave you out of exposure from people that may find you interesting. Get out of the house after work. Sit down in a bar and converse with a bartender. Play in a public casino.
2. Those Who Stick Around Are Worth Keeping
People have good and bad sides and most relationships end when one party is incapable of handling the undesirable side of their partners or friends. However, if both parties understand that it requires a bit of cooling off before they can talk properly, then they stick around. People who intend to help you improve and stick around despite continuous problems are the friends you need, or a person you can keep in your life.
3. Show Your True Self
Contrary to popular belief, being yourself is the way to find the people who truly care about you. By being comfortable by being yourself, people can find you annoying or caring. Either way, it is a good filter to ensure that the people you stick around with are the people you need in your life.
If you are not into coffee, then hot chocolate is the next best alternative to wake up your sense in the morning. Hot chocolate, unlike coffee, has zero caffeine, making it an essential drink especially for young children. For adults, you get the following benefits.
Anti-oxidant concentration in hot cocoa is twice as strong as red wine, which helps your body get rid of free radicals. You may also feel a certain lightness in your sense and heightened awareness because your brain is running on better capacity. Hot chocolate, in contrast to cold chocolate, also releases more antioxidants.
2. Gallic Acid
Gallic acid is used in most surgeries to treated haemorrhages and treat albumin in the urine. Cocoa’s gallic acid content is highly helpful when it comes to getting rid of kidney diseases and high sugar levels. Sugar perks are only available if you drink chocolate without much sugar and creamer.
3. Saturated Fats
Cocoa, without sugar, has less saturated fat and simple sugars. Cocoa will never have you go on a sugar crash, and has less than 8 grams of saturated fat per serving.
Blood platelets and quality are heavily dependent on the body’s production of nitric oxide, and consuming cocoa helps your body produce more nitric oxide. This also helps your blood flow increase dramatically, improving your brain function as well.
This is a list of common realizations of people who many good things in their lives. It is not meant to be a cynical post, but it is a list of truths associated with anything good that happens in the world.
1. Nothing Lasts Forever
Life is a good thing that ever happened to a person because he or she has a chance to appreciate and be disappointed with what it has to offer. However, life itself does not last forever, along with the many other good things you experience from it. Relationships, riches, material belongings, properties and everything that exists has an end.
2. Ups and Downs
Life is a series of ups and downs. At one point, you will be on top of the world, feeling the glory of your accomplishments. At another point, you will feel defeated, left to question your integrity to handle certain situations. These ups and downs are common, and they create the colour of life. One must learn to let go of such experiences, encapsulated in the timeline of their past as something to appreciate.
3. Nothing Worth It is Easy
It may be true that pain and misery accompanies a struggle to do a better thing, but if it is worth it, then the efforts required are colossal. When one does it, one feels accomplishment, and accomplishment, or doing something effectively, is worth all the struggle. The joy is in the journey.