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How to Celebrate The Joy of Everyday

Every day brings fresh happenings, unique situations and circumstances to those who look at the world with new eyes. Every day carries with it many opportunities to find and to create joy, so long as this is the outcome that you seek.


A gentleman in a store asked me the other day how the day was going for me. I provided a one-word answer - "perfect". A look of surprise came over his face and then he admitted that I was the first person who had provided that answer in the two year period that he had asked the same rhetorical question of every customer who stood on the opposite side of his counter.


Apparently most people respond that their day is pretty average, so-so or in fact pretty awful. Few people state that their day is going well, let alone that it is great or perfect. Don't you find that sad?


An octogenarian friend whom I admire greatly often quips, "If you're not having fun it's your own fault". Some people work their wa…

Tips for Brides to Avoid Stress and Enjoy the Wedding Planning Experience

Here are a few tips to keep you feeling good and to help you actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding.

If you’re like most brides, you’re busy planning your wedding with little or no help from anyone else. Those who are caught up in wedding plans can often get sidetracked and can become stressed out in the entire process. The result? A stressed out, frazzled bride who isn’t having much fun. Instead, try a few tips to keep you feeling good and to help you actually enjoy the process of planning your wedding.

Slow Down – Most brides take off running as soon as they get engaged. It’s a good idea to take a step back and take a deep breath. You don’t need to be planning your wedding every minute of every day. By slowing down you’ll be able to see what you’re doing, become more organized, and actually enjoy the planning process.

Get Help – No, you don’t need to do everything yourself. One mistake many brides make is thinking that they must have a hand in each and ever…

How To Improve Your Time Management Skills Using 5 Simple Tips

If you always find yourself late for work, school or an appointment - or you often fail to finish your tasks - then you need to learn how to improve your time management skills.
It’s not that hard, although it might seem that way at first. Habits can be tough to break; but if you stick to your regimen for at least 21 days, then you have a good chance of developing a new habit: one that makes sure you’re always on time.
Learn how to manage your time better using these 5 simple tips below:

Tip # 1: Schedule Your Day.
If you want to learn how to improve your time management skills, then you need to have a concrete schedule for the day. Don’t get out of bed thinking that you’ll just wing it, because it often leads to a lot of time wastage.
It would be best to schedule and plan your tasks the night before, because your subconscious mind will help process their fulfillment while you're sleeping.


Tip # 2: Create A Check List.
If you have deadlines coming up, th…

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Report on “Women in Pakistan IT Industry” Unveiled

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Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA) today unveiled its research report on working women in Pakistan IT industry, in a press conference held in Karachi.
The research is based on responses from 50 companies and 125 individuals – it targeted IT companies as well as large IT departments within non-IT companies.
Research report revealed that women account for 14% of the IT workforce, of which 37% are at the mid-career level while 13% are in Senior Management positions.
The data also pointed towards the presence of the infamous glass ceiling. Despite years of experience a large proportion of the women has been unable to move beyond mid-level positions.
Another observation was the significantly low number of women who hold more than seven years of work experience under their belt. This stunted retention can be attributed to the ‘leaky pipeline effect’, whereby life events force women’s careers to often take a back seat.
In the context of HR policies and practices,…

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