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10 Homemade Treatments for Radiant Skin

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Get Gorgeous Skin with Ingredients from Your Own Kitchen Did you know that many of the same ingredients found in expensive, high quality skin care products can be found in the natural products that you likely already have in your kitchen? In this article, I will provide you with 10 easy, natural, inexpensive, at-home skin treatments that I love. There are number of reasons why you can benefit from homemade skin treatments. First of all, they are relatively inexpensive. They are all natural and since you're the one making them, you know exactly what is in them and from where those ingredients came. Many of the ingredients have a wide variety of uses, and, most importantly, they work! After you read through some of my suggestions, feel free in invent your own natural skin care treatments. I will explain why the ingredients I use are beneficial, and then you can mix and match to create a perfect, customized skin care routine that's best for you and your skin. 1.Grape Anti-Wrinkl…

How Freelancers can Maximize their Time and Make More Money

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Have you ever heard anyone say, “Time is money?” It’s a common expression people use to show how time is directly proportionate to how much money you earn. This phrase is especially valuable to freelancers who must manage their time and use it wisely to increase profits and build viable businesses.
Unfortunately, even though time is precious, freelancers give in to distractions all too often. Because their work environment is flexible and many work from home, it’s not uncommon to find many lacking in time management skills.
How do I know about time management? I deal with distractions on a daily basis and time management was one of the hardest obstacles I had to overcome. As a fellow freelancer, I understand the temptations, and the struggles you face on a daily basis. As freelancers, our life is rewarding, but far from easy.
I’ve “been there and done that” and along the way I developed a few strategies that have helped me maximize my time and grow my business as a result.
Here are som…

Tools for Identifying Fonts and Creating a Palette

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Typography is a big part of web (or any) design project.
It can be a fun, but also challenging process for those who are uncomfortable with the basics of typography.
But it is pretty easy to learn a few basics about type to get you headed in the right direction. Developing a font palette for almost any project can be almost as simple as learning to identify font styles, slant and mood. Once you know the basics, you will more easily understand how to identify fonts visually or with the help of an online tool and create perfect project palettes.
Identifying Fonts Visually Some of the best typographers and typography nuts can just look at a typeface and determine what family it comes from. This is not an essential skill for web designers and developers. What is important is that you can pick out a typeface based on category or style and understand enough about it to determine what kind of mood it might convey. It is important that typefaces match the tone and style for each project. (Yo…

6 Health Mistakes Web Designers Ought to Avoid

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Contrary to popular belief, web designing is not at all an easy job. If you are a freelancer, people will consider you way too luck because you are your own boss. However, everything has its advantages and disadvantages. Due to the job responsibilities, web designers have to spend long hours in front of their desktop. This kind of work routine can be very harmful for any web designer’s health, if they do not take care of their health routine. Job requirements of a web designer are very difficult and this may lead designers to an unhealthy work routine. Always remember that you will be able to work properly if you have a healthy mind and a healthy body. As a web designer, you should make sure that live a healthy lifestyle in order to balance your not-so-healthy work routine. Today, in this article we will be discussing the major health mistakes web designers should avoid in order to stay healthy, fit and creative. However, to begin with, a healthy mind should be considered as a founda…

10 Must Have Windows 8 Apps

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Windows 8, one of the most anticipated Windows versions ever, has finally been launched. It boasts a lot of new amazing features, but the most talked about and exciting thing is definitely the Store. Now you can ameliorate the usability of your PC by adding new and exciting apps such as games, multimedia, tools, productivity tools etc. Installing these apps is now made extremely easy and you can do it in a click or two – thanks to the Windows app store. Windows Store boasts a thousands of apps, thus finding the ‘awesome’ ones is a very tough task. Thus in order to help you out, we are going to present a list of 10 Must Have Windows 8 Apps. So check them out! Norton Satellite Windows 8 allows easy integration with online services like Facebook etc, which is a really cool feature, but you also have to keep tabs on your security. This is where Norton Satellite can come in handy. It utilizes apps for scanning your Facebook links and Dropbox files and prompting you of any threats.  Althoug…

10 Online Image Compression And Optimization Tools

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Online image compression is useful when you don’t want to install any software on your system or you are away from your system and want to compress the images. It is essential for a web designer and a developer to compress images first before uploaded them online. The loading speed of a web page is an important factor. Heavy images make your web page load slower than usual. If your blog posts usually include images then it becomes even more important to compress them first so that your web pages load as faster as possible. If you don’t want to install any software for this purpose then you can simply compress your images online. Here are 10 best online image compression and optimization tools for your use. Online Image Compression and Optimization Tools PunyPNG PunnyPNG is an image compression tool for designers and developers. It allows multiple uploads up to 10 files at a time and you can download all compressed images in a single zip file. PunnyPNG supports JPG, GIF and PNG file f…