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Friday, 24 November 2017



How to grow beards fast

Beards are seen as a sign of power in many parts of the world. Patience is needed if you decide to grow a thick beard. Testosterone levels and genes determine the rate of grown of your beards. Below are tips on how to grow your beards faster. Read on

How to grow beards fast

Take care of your health

The health of your body hair including the beards depends on the general health of your body. For a stable health, you are advised to eat foods rich in proteins which can be beans, eggs or fish. Avoid stress at all cost if you want to grow beards. You can decide to engage in exercise to reduce stress levels. Enough sleep after a busy day is key. Lack of sleep is known to cause stress.

Commitment

The process of growing long or thick beard needs commitment. I will not promise that the journey is smooth. Sometimes you might scratch your beards all day. You might be forced to shave the beards due to the discomfort. You will experience a lot of itching during the first month. It is at this point where patience is needed; the itching will be over soon after your hair has grown big. Do not, therefore, fall into the temptation of shaving it.

Get vitamins and minerals

Apart from including a lot of proteins in your diet, including minerals and vitamins is another way to grow beards faster. You could check with your doctor and inquire if it will be okay if you took 2mg biotin daily. The supplement is available in all medicine stores but should be taken after a doctor’s examination. You will realize a faster growth of your beards and nails after taking it. Fruits and vegetable are rich in vitamins and minerals as well; you might decide to add more in your diet.

Let it grow

First times feel like they are growing a forest in their face. A strong urge to trim and get back their normal look will be felt. The best you can do yourself is resist the temptation. Yes, it will not be easy during the first weeks or even months, but just let the beards grow. After about a month and a half, trim it to the desired shape. You will notice some hairless spots in the first month. Such should not worry you as with time; the gaps will fill.

 

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Wedding photography tips

Not every photographer can handle wedding photography. Learning the art needs practice and time. To grow as a professional wedding photographer, you must be very patient and ready to learn. Below are tips that will help you get where you have always wished to as a wedding photographer.

The art of wedding photography

Create a list of places

Make a list of the shots the couple wants to be taken. Ask the couple about the type of shots they would like to have. This point is important when it comes to family photos. Do not fail to capture any moment you think is unique to the couple in addition to their list.

Location

Visit the wedding venue before the wedding day. This will help you get an idea of the best photo positions. Get yourself familiar with the place. Try and see what areas will give the best lighting for amazing photos.

Prepare

Preparation before the big day is key. Things might go wrong on the big day; it is important to stay prepared with all you might need in case of anything. Create a backup plan and make sure all your batteries are fully charged. Try and be present in the event area, it helps you get the best positions for good shots.

Set your expectations

Inform the couple of your photography style. Know from them how many photos they might want to take. You must understand the purpose of the couple as well. If they agree to your style and you think that you can capture their purpose, sign the deal and do not forget to agree on the service charges.

Details

You might be thinking of taking numerous photos of the table settings, shoes, flowers, rings, dresses, the menus and all that. Such photos will increase the dimension of your album. To get more ideas on what to include in your album, get wedding magazines and see what other photographers did.

Carry two cameras

Why do you need two cameras? You will get frustrated when your only camera fails. In fact, you should hire or borrow an extra cam if you own one. Carry multiple lenses as well. Longer and wider lens will give the best results. Plan on how to get another camera of your own for better performance in future. The tips above will enable you to capture the best moments and present the most amazing album to the wedding couple. They will refer you to another couple if you delivered the best, this means more work for you.

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Dark Matter Matters

Test my theory… when it comes to community, are the words “monetize” and “kill” interchangeable?

Published September 10, 2009 community Leave a Comment
Tags: community, sharing, monetize, dating, mojo, kill
I was reading an article online the other day discussing how to “monetize” community. For those of you who don’t speak marketing, monetize means “to convert into money.”

Hey babe! Wanna monetize this community with me?

Am I the only one who gets a creepy feeling when I see the words monetize and community used closely together?

Bringing up the idea of monetizing stuff at the beginning of a conversation about community is akin to a guy going up to a girl he’s never met and asking her to sleep with him straight out.

Nothing kills community mojo like bad intentions. And when you lead with bad intentions in a community setting, best case people will turn their backs on you, worst case they’ll pour a drink on your head or get their boyfriend to beat you up. Metaphorically speaking.

Look, people, I’m not saying it is wrong to make a living off of good community work. Just like it’s not wrong to date in the hope of finding someone to love you forever. There are just some ways of going about it that are gonna work better than others. And if your own happiness/success is your only goal, you will fail. To be successful in creating community you must take pleasure in sharing something.

So here’s my theory. Next time you hear someone in a meeting use the words “monetize” and “community” closely together (or see someone doing it online), think of me. Try substituting the word “kill” for monetize, and see if it fits. Feel free to post your examples here, send them to me via Twitter, whatever.

Here are a couple of examples I found online to get you started:

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Tom Sawyer, whitewashing fences, and building communities online

Published September 9, 2009 community 7 Comments
Tags: brand, catalyst, Chris Brogan, community, fences, GE, humility, mission, online communities, open source, Red Hat, Tom Sawyer, Trust Agents, Wikipedia
I spoke on a panel at GE today with Chris Brogan, author of the book Trust Agents (almost finished with it, more comments in a later post…).

Tom Sayer sez everyone’s fence gets whitewashed today, people!
Tom Sawyer sez everyone’s fence gets whitewashed today, people!
After hearing Chris talk about building trust in online communities, it hit me that one of the biggest mistakes I’ve seen people make when trying to build communities online, even in the open source world, is that they think like Tom Sawyer.

Here’s how Wikipedia retells the story of Tom Sawyer and the fence:

After playing hooky from school on Friday and dirtying his clothes in a fight, Tom is made to whitewash the fence as punishment on Saturday. At first, Tom is disappointed by having to forfeit his day off. However, he soon cleverly persuades his friends to trade him small treasures for the privilege of doing his work.

When thinking about building communities online, are you thinking like Tom Sawyer? Why are you building a community in the first place? When it comes right down to it, …