Stunning Friends

I know a few people and they say that people with disabilities can’t do the things we do or that you cant really make a friendship with them. I look at them straight in the face and say your wrong. I met so many young and old amazing people with down syndrome and other disabilities, who i have made many friends with. they are strong, and fun, and can do things we can’t. you cant judge someone from what they can and cannot do or even look like. Making those wonderful people feel out there and make them feel like they are special just the way they are, because they are amazing.Thank’s guys for supporting always when in need your help…

WHAT WE CAN DO TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENDANGERED SPECIES?

  1. All of us can make a difference.
  2. And it is imperative that we try our hardest to do the most good we can with our time on Earth. Heroic acts aren’t necessary, and small things can add up to a big difference. You simply have to care.
  3. Each of us has a role to play in saving Earth’s biodiversity — and in turn saving ourselves. By reducing the amount of resources you consume daily, from water to fuel to common shopping items, you help save the planet.
  4. Here are a few general ways you can do your part, followed by specific action steps below:
  5. Find Out For Yourself:
    Be aware of what’s going on — read about the issues, talk to people with first hand experience, and join groups that care about saving the Earth. Most importantly, make up your own mind. Don’t let anybody tell you what to think.
  6. Know Your Impact:
    What is your carbon footprint? How can you lessen your impact on the planet? It’s easier than you think, and will probably save you money.
  7. Vote With Your Dollars:
    Every time you make a purchase, you are in effect saying “I approve of this product and how it was made, and I want to buy it again.” That’s real power, and the kind you can exercise every day. Consumer choices literally can move mountains.
  8. Action Steps
  9. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — In That Order
    Reduce what you buy, and buy second-hand when you can. When you purchase an item, it means that resources are used to manufacture it and deliver it to you. Reuse and repurpose what you buy. It turns out that your parents’ and grandparents’ crusade against wastefulness was right on target when it comes to saving the planet. If something can’t be repurposed or passed along to someone else who can use it, recycle it, but think of recycling of an absolute last option.
  10. Save Energy
    Protecting earth’s biodiversity will require heroic efforts on the part of humanity to be sure, but you as an individual can be an everyday hero by taking a few simple steps to make sure you’re not burning any extra fossil fuel.
  11. Easy steps at home: turn off the lights, unplug unused electrical appliances, and keep the thermostat set at 68 F or below in Winter, and at 75 F or above in summer. Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater, and make sure your house is fully insulated. You’ll be amazed at the money you’ll start saving right away. Outside the home, stop putting chemicals of any kind on your lawn because they end up in lakes and streams. It’s also a very good idea to stop watering your lawn entirely. When you water you only have to mow more, and who needs that? No watering means grass will go dormant during the heat of the year, then green up again just fine in spring and fall.
  12. Easy steps in the car: make sure your tires are properly inflated for optimal gas mileage. Combine trips and carpool when you can, and maintain your vehicle to get the most out of the gas you put into it.
  13. Easy steps at school or in the workplace: carry a reusable mug or water bottle, use both sides of printer paper, and don’t print more than is necessary.
  14. Know Your Food
    Eat fresh, locally, and in season whenever you can. Farmer’s markets and community-supported agriculture co-ops are a great and cost-effective way to do this. Locally-produced food doesn’t require as much fuel to transport, and as an added bonus it tastes better! Since it was picked a day or two ago and didn’t have to go on a week-long journey to make it to your table.
  15. When you do go to the supermarket, buy foods with minimal packaging. Don’t forget to bring your own reusable bags — many stores are starting to offer shoppers a discount when they do this.
  16. If you have the space for it, consider starting a garden. Methods like square-foot gardening yield surprisingly large harvests with relatively little time and effort.
  17. Get Involved
    Join the groups in your area — like your local chapter of Audubon or the Sierra Club — that are doing good work, and volunteer your time toward their efforts.
  18. Do you own or manage a business? Start thinking about the planet when you make business decisions. You’ll often be surprised at how much they’ll save you in the long run.
  19. If you’re a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, teacher, or mentor to kids, lead by example and make sure the young ones around you get a healthy dose of the outdoors. Whether it’s helping in the garden, investigating bugs in the back yard, or watching squirrels at a local park, outdoor activities help kids appreciate the natural world around them. Spending time outside also helps kids realize that we’re all connected to nature. We hope that leads them to see the bigger picture — that ultimately the fate of the places we live is in their hands — and make the right decisions.
  20. Careers in Conservation
    Since Joel’s work often focuses on conservation and environmental issues, we occasionally receive questions about careers in conservation. Cristina Mittermeier of Conservation International and founder of the International League of Conservation Photography gives advice far more eloquently than we could
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Save Environment

There are many simple things we can do to help save planet Earth!  To help save the environment there are many easy ways like plant more trees, Use 3″r that is REUSE REDUCE RECYCLE… this is the one of the best way to solve the problem of globalization.

So we should start work on it as its”s become a Hot Potato issue…. lets do palntation of atleast one plant. 

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Traditional Lassi of Punjab

  • Lassi is a chilled sweet yogurt drink.

  • It tastes awesome when flavored with cardamom and topped with chopped nuts.

  • It is a traditional drink of Punjab (North India) but it is popular world wide.

  • There are many variation of lassi recipe available.

  • Sometimes sugar is replaced with salt and this variation is known as salted lassi or chaas.

How to Build a Social-Media Strategy That Works

  • Social media is one of the most powerful tools in your marketing arsenal. If you use it correctly, you can create a strong personal connection with your prospective customers. However, marketers often make the mistake of diving into social media without a clear plan. At best, this is a waste of time – and at worst, it can lead to a PR disaster. To benefit from social media, you need to build a clear strategy that takes into account what you’re trying to achieve, who your customers are and what your competition is doing.
  • Related: How to Make Time for Social Media Marketing
  • Here are a few tips to help get you started:
  • Understand your goals
  • As with any journey, the first step in creating a social-media marketing strategy is to understand where you want to go. What is the purpose of your social media marketing efforts? Do you want to create or raise awareness of your brand? Are you looking to increase sales, or website traffic, or both? Is your goal to build customer loyalty and increase retention? These goals aren’t mutually exclusive, but you should focus on one or two: If you spread yourself too thin, you’re not going to accomplish anything.
  • Create measurable objectives
  • It’s time to set clear objectives based on your goals. Focus on the S.M.A.R.T. strategy for goal setting to ensure your objectives are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based.
  • For example, if you’re a B2B marketer looking to increase sales, you might decide that you want to generate an additional 100 online leads a month. On the other hand, if your goal is brand awareness, then you might want to increase the number of times your brand is mentioned on social media by 50 percent. In all cases, these objectives should be directly tied to your business goals, and they should be achievable. Otherwise, they’re just wishful thinking. Also, make sure your objectives are time limited. For instance, you need to achieve that 50 percent growth in brand awareness within six months, not at some undefined time in the future.
  • Related: Adopting a Winning Social Strategy
  • Once you set your objectives, make sure you can measure them. Find the right tools to track and analyze each one, so that you can quantify your progress. Not only will this let you know when you have arrived, it will also help you to spot problems early and adjust your course if you need to.
  • Characterize your customers
  • Now you know where you’re going, but you still don’t know how to get there. A successful social-media strategy is all about targeting the right people with the right messages. To do this, you need to understand your audience. For instance, there’s no point in targeting everyone in the 18 to 35 age group if you really want to get to upwardly mobile young professionals who are technology enthusiasts.
  • The best way to do this is to create buyer personas. Sit down and create a detailed profile of your ideal customer. Start by giving them a name. How old are they? What is their income? Do they have children? What do they like or dislike? What motivates them? And so on. If you have more than one ideal customer, create a persona for each.
  • Look at the competition
  • When it comes to social media, your competition can tell you a lot about what works and what doesn’t. After all, they’re targeting the same customers  you are. If you ignore your competition, you’re giving up a fantastic opportunity to learn from their successes and mistakes.
  • To research your competitors, start by picking three or four of the top ones. Find out which social networks they’re active on, and study their content. Is it funny or serious? What kind of cultural references do they use? Do they talk about their product primarily, or do they focus on other things?
  • For example, if you sell snowboards, do your competitors talk about how their snowboards perform, or do they post amazing snowboarding videos that just happen to include their products? Then, see how well each competitor is doing (e.g. how much engagement  — comments, shares, likes) — they get on their Facebook updates.) This will let you determine which strategies work and which ones don’t.
  • Related: 10 Unique Marketing Ideas to Test on Every Social-Media Channel
  • Develop your messages
  • Now you have a handle on your ideal customers and your competition, it’s time to start building your messages. This isn’t detailed content; rather it’s the top level set of key messages that you think will resonate with your customers based on the personas you have created. Choose two or three messages, then break each one down another level creating a simple messaging hierarchy.
  • There’s nothing wrong with adopting some of your competitors’ successful messaging ideas but also try to create original messages that set you apart — this will help you to create a unique brand voice. Don’t be afraid to get creative as your social media presence should be exciting, not boring.
  • Choose your channels
  • Not all social-media platforms are the same. You need to choose the right ones for the products or services you’re selling.
  • For example, LinkedIn is a good platform to target for business-to-business sales while Pinterest may be better if you’re in the fashion business. Some of these channels will become obvious when you look at your competitors but see if any relevant channels were overlooked.
  • You should also identify influencers who can reach your target audience. Good bloggers command high levels of trust in their readers and are indispensable in creating buzz around your brand. Take the time to target the most appropriate bloggers – sites such as mine, Tomoson, can help you to do this.
  • Build a content plan
  • Finally, you need to develop a strong content plan that will deliver engaging material. The content needs to align with your overall messaging and be appropriate for the channels you’re using. This is more than just product information – think about how you can deliver real value to your audience. Don’t just stick to one type of media – a mix of videos, guides, infographics and other styles will engage your potential customers more effectively. Also, don’t think of content as something you post once. You need to have an ongoing presence on social media, and that includes delivering fresh content on a regular basis.
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