Bad Hair Days

A hairstyle has the ability to make or break a look. A disastrous hair-do can ruin the most amazing dress or makeup. Bad hair day is a phrase which is used for a duration in which one's hair seems to be unmanageable and at same time weak and clumsy. The term is also extended to mean a day when everything seems to go wrong which ultimately leads to lack of confidence in any activity. Bad hair day makes a normal person more self conscious and enhance the worries about his or her appearance. Depression and frustration frequently surrounds the person due to which every moment become affected badly.

Reason for bad hair days:

Everyone at some point suffers from bad hair days, It is dreadful yet avoidable. According to recent researches it has been proved that people suffering from bad hair days are the ones who frequently use blow dryers, curlers and hair straighteners. These warm hair equipments create small spaces in the hair shaft, which makes the hair stick to each other, resulting in damage, and breaking of the hair. Most of the hair equipments heat up really quickly and the hair experiences immediate state of combustion; that is, the extensive heat damages the hair causing it to burn. However, it is also believed that bad hair days could be caused due to extensive processing of the hair, like perming, coloring, curling, tinting or bleaching. One should avoid coloring or bleaching the hair, as much as possible as the chemicals react with the hair making it weak and dry which results in bad hair days.
Points to remember:
  • Environment is main important factor in bad hair day syndrome.Variation in the surrounding atmosphere like excess of humidity level, dryness makes
    the hair vulnerable to decay and fall leads to shortage of hair.
  • Frequent change of hair products like shampoo, conditioner etc do not suits the compatibility of hair.

Prevent bad hair days

Bad hair days can be prevented by reducing the use of hair straighteners, blow dryers, curlers, and hair dryers. As far as possible one should let the hair dry naturally. If hair dryers are to be used, the temperature should be kept low, so that it will not damage or burn the hair. Alternating between cold and warm settings could also prevent damage.Harmful chemicals like bleach, color and ammonia should be avoided. If the need arises to streak the hair, one should carefully choose a product which is safe and at least ammonia free.
One should limit styling on some special occasions, so that the nourishment of hair could be maintained. For best results one should use leave-in conditioners so that moisture could remain intact and the hair doesn’t break easily while blow drying. Leave-in conditioners protect the hair and prevent damage from warm hair equipments. One should never use a comb or a hot hair dryer when the hair is wet, as this will lead to split ends and the drying of hair.
Points to remember:
  • Perfect hair styling which suits the ones hair type and facial structure will provide a good protection against bad hair.
  • Deep conditioning and quality hair product will nourish the  hair to regain their shine.
  • Better nutrition in your diet like beans, grains and eggs will prevent the hair loss and repair the hair with excellent treatment.
  • Selection of high standard shampoo and conditioners will maintain the natural shine of hair and increase their strength as well.
With these special tips managing your hair is now as easy a pie. So no more bad hair days. No more tears!

7 Powerful Ways to Get Your Blog Post Noticed


Great posts often get ignored.

It shouldn’t happen. Literary masterpieces should be revered but that just isn’t the case in the blogosphere.
On a blog, a post has a few seconds to capture and pull in a reader. The writer needs to state their idea and immediately begin to persuade, entertain, and motivate.
For many, writing a successful post is a game of chance. They write hundreds of posts only to see a few do well. On the other hand, some seem to have a gift a supernatural ability to publish one blockbuster after another.
What’s their secret?
After spending more hours than I can count analyzing popular posts on top blogs, I’ve been unable to unearth a pattern. I saw that the best writers consistently followed a blueprint for increasing their post’s chance for success.
After studying this blueprint, I found seven factors that can immediately pump more power into your posts. Take a look…

1. “I” focus instead of “you” focus

One unsavory quirk about human beings is that we instinctively focus on ourselves first. This means that your visitors immediately start scouring your blog for posts that mean something to them. If you start your post with:
“I just spent the day washing my kitchen floor.”
…your readers will ignore it. After all, the post is about YOU and YOUR kitchen floor and not about them.
Try this instead: Start your posts with a statement or question that uses the second-person perspective:
“Do you hate washing your kitchen floor? Is a mop the last thing on Earth you want to hold in your hand?”
See what I mean?

2. A focus on solving problems

Human beings are natural-born problem solvers. From the moment we wake-up to when we lay down to sleep we are finding answers to problems. Your readers will adore you if you can solve a problem that has been haunting them. Work hard to find these solutions and offer them often.
On the other hand, if your blog posts are getting ignored, it’s likely that you are solving your own problems and not your readers.
Give this a try: take out a sheet of paper and write down 11 big problems that keep your readers up at night. Now think of five posts that you can write for each of those problems. Sit back and look at your list of 55 blog posts. That looks like a solid editorial calendar for 2011, doesn’t it?

3. One idea per post

Research has shown that most people can’t hold more than one or two ideas in their head at one time. The more ideas you try to stuff in, the more likely you are going to get ignored.
Focusing on one idea is a sure-fire way to immediately boost the punching power of your post. If you have more than one then consider writing a series of posts. But, whatever you do, don’t shoehorn a thesis into your post. That’s a certain recipe for obscurity.

4. Excellent packaging

You know what? Blogging is a visual game. If your post is packaged well, it will get read. I’m sure you’ve found yourself reading a poorly written post wrapped in a great package! So, at least spend a little extra time to clean up look and feel.
A few pointers: use short paragraphs and one-line sentences to make your paragraphs visually interesting. Add mini-headlines throughout your post to help people who skim before they read. Last, find a picture (preferably of people) that grabs attention and helps tell your post’s story.

5. Down-to-earth practicality

Blog readers are a practical bunch. Like you, they want to be able to use what they learn. That means, they absolutely hate Ph.D. dissertations in blog-post clothing. Dense, fact-laden, verbose, diatribes repel readers and get ignored. Save this document for the place where it belongs: in an academic journal.
On the other hand, work to place relevant and practical information in each post. Your goal should be to illustrate your point in simple how-to pieces. Not only will people thank you in the comments, but they will also share your content.

6. Careful research

I’ve made the mistake of thinking that my readers shared my interests. I was wrong. The ghost town around my blog post provided all the proof I needed.
Research is the process of pinpointing what interests your readers. These days, research is pretty simple to do. You can simply ask for topics on Twitter, do a Google search with your topic and the word “help”, hang out in online forums, or survey your own readers.
Once you get the research right, you’ll soon be perceived as the go-to person in your niche. You’ll have the answers and your posts will attract eager readers by the bushel. Trust me. (By the way, if you are competing in a competitive niche, research is the number one way to get an advantage)

7. Rapport

When I started writing professionally, a mentor told me to write as if my reader was sitting on the bar stool beside me. That advice has been worth a fortune to me.
The best way to build this type rapport is to write with your natural voice. You know, the voice you use when you talk to yourself in the shower. The voice you use when you want to say something snarky but think better of it. Yep, that voice.
Once you start using it, your posts will stick in the minds of your readers. Lurkers start commenting and people start sharing. Got it?

All About Proxies, Proxy Servers, Web Proxies, Transparent, Anonimous etc.

What is a Proxy Server?
A proxy server is a computer that offers a computer network service to allow clients to make indirect network connections to other network services. A client connects to the proxy server, then requests a connection, file, or other resource available on a different server. The proxy provides the resource either by connecting to the specified server or by serving it from a cache. In some cases, the proxy may alter the client's request or the server's response for various purposes.

Web proxies

A common proxy application is a caching Web proxy. This provides a nearby cache of Web pages and files available on remote Web servers, allowing local network clients to access them more quickly or reliably.

When it receives a request for a Web resource (specified by a URL), a caching proxy looks for the resulting URL in its local cache. If found, it returns the document immediately. Otherwise it fetches it from the remote server, returns it to the requester and saves a copy in the cache. The cache usually uses an expiry algorithm to remove documents from the cache, according to their age, size, and access history. Two simple cache algorithms are Least Recently Used (LRU) and Least Frequently Used (LFU). LRU removes the least-recently used documents, and LFU removes the least-frequently used documents.

Web proxies can also filter the content of Web pages served. Some censorware applications - which attempt to block offensive Web content - are implemented as Web proxies. Other web proxies reformat web pages for a specific purpose or audience; for example, Skweezer reformats web pages for cell phones and PDAs. Network operators can also deploy proxies to intercept computer viruses and other hostile content served from remote Web pages.

A special case of web proxies are "CGI proxies." These are web sites which allow a user to access a site through them. They generally use PHP or CGI to implement the proxying functionality. CGI proxies are frequently used to gain access to web sites blocked by corporate or school proxies. Since they also hide the user's own IP address from the web sites they access through the proxy, they are sometimes also used to gain a degree of anonymity.

You may see references to four different types of proxy servers:

Transparent Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server and also makes the original IP address available through the http headers. These are generally used for their ability to cache websites and do not effectively provide any anonymity to those who use them. However, the use of a transparent proxy will get you around simple IP bans. They are transparent in the terms that your IP address is exposed, not transparent in the terms that you do not know that you are using it (your system is not specifically configured to use it.)

Anonymous Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but does not make the original IP address available. This type of proxy server is detectable, but provides reasonable anonymity for most users.

Distorting Proxy

This type of proxy server identifies itself as a proxy server, but make an incorrect original IP address available through the http headers.

High Anonymity Proxy

This type of proxy server does not identify itself as a proxy server and does not make available the original IP address.