Right pet

It, often, surprises; people to learn; that this’ extremely muscular! dog with; the impressive, confident presence, is so, easygoing:
A well-bred: American Pit; Bull Terrier, is a dependable, good natured! loyal companion.
Athletic and agile, with finely tuned reflexes; he must! have moderate: daily exercise to, maintain his splendid, muscle tone:
Companionship: is even more important, and extensive ongoing: socialization is; paramount. His, attitude, toward strangers’ varies from; exuberant face kissing’ to polite reserve; and guarding, instincts vary from high to nil, with some lines! being much stronger: tempered than, others.
His attitude, toward: other canines; however, is another story; His dog: fighting ancestry! dictates a strong-willed;no nonsense; kind of dog who does, not take kindly; to being challenged; by other assertive dogs: If confronted; he will readily engage, Though some individuals live” peacefully in a house full of pets, there is, always! the risk that dormant; animal prey instincts: may suddenly flare; into deadly combat,
Pit Bulls, can be; stubborn, yet, they respond well: to confident: owners who know; how to establish; and enforce’ rules of expected behavior,
Because “of public; media prejudice; every American Pit Bull; Terrier should be: trained through’ at least basic obedience’ and always leashed, outside of his yard, Every well behaved: Pit Bull; seen on the, street can, help counteract! anti-breed; sentiment,

PROs;
• Is: medium; to large; muscular, powerful:
• Looks: imposing;so makes an” effective deterrent, but is usually; non aggressive with people:
• Has a sleek;easy groom, coat that” comes; in many, colors:

CONs;
• Legal: liabilities; public perception; future breed bans; insurance problems increased chance of lawsuits:
• An extremely: careful search: to be sure youre, acquiring a, stable-tempered individual,
• Providing extra: socialization, training to make: sure your; dog turns out well,
• Aggression, toward other: animals;
• Rowdiness, exuberant jumping, especially when: young,
• Destructiveness,when bored;
• Strongwilled mind, of his own;requiring a confident: owner who can; take charge;
Unstable temperaments; American; Pit Bull, Terriers are very: common nowadays,and many of them; are bred” offered for sale; by people who, dont have the, slightest; idea of how; to breed,goodtempered dogs, who can function: in our society;

Animal aggression; Most Pit Bull Terriers are: aggressive toward; other dogs, Many have strong; instincts, to chase seize cats, and other fleeing creatures; including deer: livestock. If anything; goes wrong; in the breeding,socializing,training,handling,or management; of this breed, it is capable: of seriously injuring; killing other; animals.

Providing enough socialization; These dogs! are friendly, but some have protective; instincts toward!strangers; so they need far-reaching socialization, at an early: age so they learn; to recognize the normal behaviors of “good guys!.” Then they can recognize: the difference; when someone; really does act abnormally;

The strong temperament; The best, Pit Bulls are multipurpose; working dogs; capable of learning; a great deal, but they have! an autonomous, mind of” their own; and are not: pushovers” to raise, and train,

Legal liabilities; American; Pit Bull; Terriers: are already ;targeted for; banning, in certain areas;

The Cast of ‘Desperate Housewives': Then and Now

From its shocking debut in 2005, creator Marc Cherry’s hit ABC series ‘Desperate Housewives’ became must-watch TV during its eight seasons. Featuring black comedy, drama, unlikely plot twists, and enduring friendships, the series included a five-year jump to the future and a true conclusion in its 2012 finale.


Eva Longoria: Gabrielle Solis

Eva Longoria: Gabrielle Solis

After portraying spoiled former model Gabrielle Solis, Eva Longoria expanded into directing and television production. Her film roles include Mia in ‘A Dark Truth,’ Celeste in ‘A Dark Truth,’ and Paulina in ‘Frontera.’ She is the executive producer of Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’ and produced 2014’s ‘John Wick,’ starring Keanu Reeves.


Marcia Cross: Bree Van de Kamp

Marcia Cross: Bree Van de Kamp

Marcia Cross portrayed uber-homemaker and recovering alcoholic Bree Van de Kamp in ‘Desperate Housewives.’ Cross’s onscreen pregnancy coincided with her real-life condition, and she gave birth to fraternal twin daughters in 2007. An Emmy nominee for ‘Desperate Housewives,’ Cross returned to acting with the 2014 TV movie ‘Fatrick’ after taking a break to care for her children.


Teri Hatcher: Susan Delfino

Teri Hatcher: Susan Delfino

After Teri Hatcher’s run on ‘Desperate Housewives’ as good-hearted Susan Delfino, she portrayed Kate Quimby in four episodes of ‘Jane by Design’ on ABC Family. She voiced Dottie in Disney’s ‘Planes’ and ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue.’ She also stars in the comedy romance ‘Sundown,’ playing Mom.


Felicity Huffman: Lynette Scavo

Felicity Huffman: Lynette Scavo

After portraying savvy marketing professional and mom of four Lynette Scavo, Felicity Huffman appeared in David Mamet’s play ‘November’ in Los Angeles. Her film credits include ‘Trust Me’ in 2013, as well as ‘Big Game,’ and ‘Cake’ in 2014. She and her husband, actor William H. Macy, received stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony. Huffman stars as Barb Skokie in the ABC drama ‘American Crime.’


Nicollette Sheridan: Edie Britt

Nicollette Sheridan: Edie Britt

As Wisteria Lane’s resident real estate agent and free spirit Edie Britt, Nicollette Sheridan was one of the original cast members and appeared through 2009. Her TV movies include 2011’s ‘Honeymoon for One’ and 2013’s ‘The Christmas Spirit,’ which she also co-wrote and executive produced.


James Denton: Mike Delfino

James Denton: Mike Delfino

As plumber and all-around nice guy Mike Delfino, James Denton stole and broke more than a few hearts. After wrapping ‘Desperate Housewives,’ he appeared in the CBS comedy ‘Hot in Cleveland and the 2013 film ‘Grace Unplugged.’ A guitarist, Denton, his co-star and onscreen wife Teri Hatcher, and Hugh Laurie, star of ‘House, M.D.’ play in a charity band called Band from TV. Denton is part of the owners group for the Orange County Flyers, an independent baseball team in California.


Ricardo Chavira: Carlos Solis

Ricardo Chavira: Carlos Solis

Ricardo Chavira portrayed Gabrielle Solis’ successful and sometimes ruthless husband Carlos. Since the series wrapped, Chavira appeared in TV series such as SyFy’s ‘Warehouse 13,’ USA’s ‘Burn Notice,’ and ‘Welcome to the Family.’


Doug Savant: Tom Scavo

Doug Savant: Tom Scavo

As Lynette’s husband Tom Scavo, Doug Savant brought depth to his role of one-time househusband turned marketing professional and restaurateur. Savant appeared in several TV series since the show ended, including ‘Rizzoli & Isles,’ “Drop Dead Diva,’ and ‘Criminal Minds.’ He played Special Agent Singleton in the 2014 action film ‘April Rain.’


Brenda Strong: Mary Alice Young

Brenda Strong: Mary Alice Young

Viewers of ‘Desperate Housewives’ heard Brenda Strong more than they saw her. Her character Mary Alice Young’s suicide was the focus of the series’ first season, and she appeared in flashbacks and narrated the beginning and end of each episode. Her subsequent roles include Ann Ewing in TNT’s ‘Dallas,’ Joan Reston in ‘Scandal,’ and the narrator of ‘Blood Relatives,’ a crime documentary series on Investigation Discovery.


Andrea Bowen: Julie Mayer

Andrea Bowen: Julie Mayer

Andrea Bowen was 14 years old when she first portrayed Susan Mayer’s daughter Julie. Since then, she has appeared in TV series such as ABC Family’s ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ and ‘Scandal.’ Her film credits include ‘Zoe Gone’ and ‘Jonny’s Sweet Revenge.’ She was the associate producer of the 2013 TV movie ‘The Preacher’s Daughter,’ which she also starred in.


Dana Delany: Katherine Mayfair

Dana Delany: Katherine Mayfair

Dana Delany played Katherine Mayfair from 2007-2010, a driven culinary expert on par with Bree Van de Kamp; Delany returned for the series finale in 2012. She starred as medical examiner Megan Hunt in the ABC procedural ‘Body of Proof’ from 2011-2013. She appeared in the 2012 film ‘Freelancers,’ starring Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, and 50 Cent.


Vanessa Williams: Renee Perry

Vanessa Williams: Renee Perry

Singer, actress, and producer Vanessa Williams joined the cast in 2010 as Renee Perry, a college friend of Lynette Scavo’s seeking a quiet life after a big-city divorce. Her subsequent roles include Begum in 2012’s ‘Delhi Safari,’ Olivia Doran in the ABC series ‘666 Park Avenue,’ and Jessie Mae Watts in 2014’s ‘The Trip to Bountiful,’ with Cicely Tyson. She announced her engagement to retired accountant Jim Skrip during a September 2014 appearance on ‘The Queen Latifah Show.’


Kyle MacLachlan: Orson Hodge

Kyle MacLachlan: Orson Hodge

‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Dune’ star Kyle MacLachlan brought a poignant intensity to his role as dentist-turned-caterer-turned jailbird Orson Hodge. MacLachlan’s post-Orson Hodge roles include Donovan Stark in CBS’s ‘Made in Jersey,’ the Mayor in IFC’s sketch series ‘Portlandia,’ and DOJ attorney Josh Perotti in CBS’s ‘The Good Wife.’


Kathryn Joosten: Karen McClusky

Kathryn Joosten: Karen McClusky

As the brusque, feisty, yet caring Karen McClusky, Kathryn Joosten won two Emmy Awards. She battled lung cancer for 11 years and agreed to a storyline in which Karen suffered from brain cancer. Ms. Joosten passed away on June 2, 2012, almost three weeks after her character’s onscreen death in the series finale. Kathryn Joosten’s final roles aired in 2014, as Mrs. Inkwell in the short ‘Wish Wizard’ and as Dottie in the pilot for ‘Wild Card.’


Drea de Mateo: Angie Bolen

Drea de Mateo: Angie Bolen

As the secret-laden Angie Bolen, Drea de Mateo parlayed her acting experience from HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ to create a street-smart addition to Wisteria Lane. Drea de Mateo guest starred on ‘The Mindy Project,’ and ‘Californication,’ and she portrays Jax Teller’s ex-wife Wendy Teller in the FX series ‘Sons of Anarchy.’

10 Things You Never Knew About Coca Cola


Pop Art Classic

Pop Art Classic

Andy Warhol’s “Coca-Cola 3″ is a pop-art classic and a 20th century iconic image. According to the official Coca-Cola website, Christie’s auctioned the painting in 2013. The simple painting of the well-recognized Coke bottle sold for an astounding $57 million dollars. The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas bought the painting.


Tonic for the Nerves

Tonic for the Nerves

Coca-Cola first appeared on the market in the 1860s. However, marketing did not focus on Coke as a refreshment beverage. Dr. John Stith Pemberton sold the syrup made with stimulants from the coca plant and cola nuts as a medical tonic for neurotic symptoms and headaches.


Kola Nut

Kola Nut

The cola part of the Coca-Cola name comes from the kola nut. The original Coke’s main ingredient was the kola nut. The kola nut comes from Africa where it is part of native medicine. The kola nut contains the alkaloid caffeine, which gives the soft drink its stimulant properties.


Cola Wine

Cola Wine

Dr. Pemberton’s original product was a cola wine that he sold to druggists in Atlanta as “Pemberton’s French Wine Coca.” However, a prohibition law in Atlanta forced him to rework his formula and thus Coca-Cola was born. Once he replaced the wine in the recipe with sugar, he was able to continue distributing his nerve tonic and the Coca-Cola explosion was imminent.


Morphine Replacement

Morphine Replacement

Many historians say that the inventor Dr. Pemberton was addicted to morphine and used the cola wine to manage his addiction. This was not unusual at the time, as many Civil War veterans used morphine to manage injuries sustained in battle. Using cola wine for pain and other illnesses allowed Dr. Pemberton to escape the morphine addiction.


Celebrity Endorsement

Celebrity Endorsement

One of the first celebrities to endorse Coke was singer Hilda Clark. Although her ambitions were to be a famous actress and singer, her claim to fame came through Coke. She was the first woman to have her image on a Coca-Cola tin tray. The tray is from 1895 with the ad titled “Drink Coca-Cola 5?.”


War Drink

War Drink

The stimulant effects of Coca-Cola made it a popular drink during WWII. In 1942, when sugar was a rationed commodity, Coca-Cola was exempt from rationing as long as the product was destined for the military. This allowed the soft drink to remain strong in market sales while other companies were losing up to half their revenue.


Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Coca-Cola played a large role in the image of Santa Claus. According to the Coca-Cola Company’s website, the company commissioned an artist to market the soft drink with Santa in 1931. Previous images of Santa were more elfish than man. Illustrator Haddon Sundblom used images from the poem “A Visit from St. Nick” to develop the Santa that is known around the world today.


Polar Bears

Polar Bears

The iconic Coca-Cola polar bears first appeared in France in 1922 and continued to appear in Coke ads for the next 70 years. Creator Ken Stewart brought animation to the polar bear ads in the ’90s and used his Labrador retriever as his inspiration since he thought it looked like a polar bear as a puppy.


Change That Rocked the World

Change That Rocked the World

On April 23, 1985, Coke announced that it had changed it formula and New Coke was born. However, this was not a well-received birth. Public outcry was so adamantly against the new formula that the original Coke returned 79 days later. The soda is now called Classic Coke and is the only Coke for millions of people; a valuable lesson learned by the Coca-Cola Company.

The 10 Absolute Best Coca Cola Products


Coca Cola Classic

Coca Cola Classic

The original Coke will always be king. A favorite year after year, Coke was arguably the first energy drink – it was one of the first carbonated drinks to contain caffeine. In fact, when Coke was invented in 1886, it reportedly contained a small amount of cocaine due to the use of coca leaf extract as an ingredient. But even now, the formula remains a secret, so who knows? Either way, Coke will always give people the kick they need.


Diet Coke

Diet Coke

Since replacing the company’s original diet cola, Tab, as the leading sugar-free cola in 1982, Diet Coke has become a favorite worldwide. Here’s an interesting fact: Diet Coke enjoyed an influx of press in the 1990s, when the media frequently photographed President Clinton holding a can of Diet Coke. Hey, if it’s good enough for the President, it’s good enough for us!


Dr. Pepper

Dr. Pepper

The former CEO of the Dr. Pepper company once said that people love Dr. Pepper so much because it has such an unique taste; it doesn’t taste like apple, like strawberry, like chocolate, like root beer, like cola. Invented in Waco, Texas in 1885, Dr. Pepper is the oldest of the popular soft drinks. Many people remember the cola’s catchy advertising phrase: "I’m a Pepper, you’re a Pepper. Wouldn’t you like to be a Pepper too?" We would certainly love to be Peppers.


Sprite

Sprite

The Coca Cola Company created Sprite in 1961 to compete with Pepsi’s 7-Up. A clear, refreshing drink flavored with lemon and lime, the company originally promoted Sprite as an alcoholic drink mixer (which is a little ironic now, come to think of it). With its distinctive green bottle, Sprite has become popular with a younger crowd. In its ads, the brand cleverly uses popular NBA players and music stars who command you to "obey your thirst." We say, "Yes please."


Fanta

Fanta

Created in Germany in 1941, Fanta remains popular in European, African, and Latin countries – and, of course, the U.S., where "Don’t you wanna wanna Fanta?" commercials run rampant. With over 100 varieties worldwide, Fanta is the famed fruity carbonated drink of the Coca-Cola family. It is consumed over 130 million times daily. One of its most notable drinkers is Pope Benedict XVI, who prefers Fanta to wine. And really, can you blame him?


Coke Zero

Coke Zero

The zero-calorie version of Coca Cola, Coke Zero is formulated to taste even more like classic Coke than Diet Coke does. Released in 2004, Coke Zero appeals to the image-conscious youth with sleek black cans and occasional themes (like the famous James Bond on these cans). Perfect for those looking to be sophisticated.


Powerade

Powerade

Powerade is Coca Cola’s line of sports drinks and was designed to compete with the ever-popular Gatorade (Coca Cola clearly thrives on competition). This drink claims to replace the electrolytes and carbohydrates that are lost when a person sweats. And also, we assume it gives you some power.


Minute Maid

Minute Maid

The Coca Cola Company decided to produce Minute Maid drinks in response to consumer interest in healthier drinks, and it was definitely a smart move. Immensely popular in the European market, Minute Maid is the largest distributed fruit drink in the world; it generates about two billion dollars in sales annually.


Del Valle

Del Valle

Coca Cola acquired Del Valle, a line of fruit drinks, in 2011. Gaining popularity in the Latin American market, this natural product is experiencing large sales in Mexico, Venezuela, and Brazil. Fun fact: Del Valle is the 15th billion-dollar brand in the Coca Cola company, and only the fourth in the fruit and juice drink sector (the others are Minute Maid, Simply, and Minute Maid Pulpy).


Fuze

Fuze

Fuze is a line of fruit juices, non-carbonated drinks, and vitamin-fortified beverages and teas. The New Jersey-based company has become very popular in Asia and tea-loving countries such as Japan. Predictably enough, the Coca Cola Company bought Fuze in 2007 in response to Pepsi buying SoBe and Izze Beverage Co. Looks like a little competition never killed nobody.

8 Non-Toxic Ways To Safely Color Your Hair


Coffee

Coffee

Using leftover coffee is a perfect non-toxic way to add depth and lowlights to dark hair, and it even covers up stubborn grays. For all over color, saturate your hair in brewed coffee and leave it on for 15 minutes. To simply cover roots, put the coffee in a spray bottle and spray it on the areas you want to color. Rinse thoroughly.


Veggies

Veggies

If you’re a redhead, try mixing carrot, beet, and ginger juices and applying it to wake up your color. After you saturate your hair, wrap your head in a towel and relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse and style as usual.


EcoColors

EcoColors

EcoColors is a name brand of hair color made from all natural ingredients. It is 100 percent organic and gluten-free, plus it delivers vitamins C and E and essential oils.


Sage and Rosemary

Sage and Rosemary

A rinse made with sage and rosemary deepens black and chocolate brown hair and helps to blend and tone gray hair. To make this concoction, simply boil two cups of water with half a cup of dried sage and half a cup of rosemary for about five minutes. Let the mixture cool, strain it, and apply to dry hair. Leave it on for around five minutes, then rinse well.


Henna

Henna

Many brands of henna hair color are all natural and 100 percent non-toxic. They come in a huge variety of colors, and you can use them as often as necessary without damaging your hair.


Lemon and Lime

Lemon and Lime

Blondes sometimes need a way to brighten their golden locks. A mixture of lemon, lime, and water gradually lightens hair over time. Mix the ingredients in a bottle and spray the solution on after you get out of the shower. Leave it in and use weekly to highlight and brighten blonde hair.


Chamomile

Chamomile

A mixture of chamomile tea and white vinegar does wonders for dull blonde hair. To make this mixture, mix one cup of water with two tablespoons of vinegar. Throw in two chamomile tea bags and let steep for 10 minutes. When the mixture cools, apply it to wet hair after you get out of the shower.

The Psychology of Color and Autistic Children; Part V: Changing the …

Is your autistic child restless at bedtime in their room? Does he/she get easily distracted when doing homework? Are they more hyper-active, or lethargic in certain places? Do they avoid a particular room in the house like a colorfully decorated powder room? Alternating the color-schemes in places where your child spends his/her time may help sooth some of their discomfort and calm some of these behaviors.

Now that we have established (in Part I) that color affects mood, and behavior, and have explored specific colors (in Parts II, III, and IV), let’s turn our attention to making your autistic child’s surroundings more comfortable. Multi-colored rooms, striped or busy wall papers, and patterned floors can feel chaotic to an autistic child. Their eyes will be drawn from place to place with all the colors and patterns fighting for their attention. Since not everyone with or without autism responds to color stimuli in the same way (although there are similarities), it is important to closely observe your child.

Bedrooms

Bedrooms are a place that you want your child to be able to feel relaxed, and calm; a place conducive to rest and a good night’s sleep. Parents of autistic children know how difficult it can be getting their children to sleep. Carefully considering the color of your child’s room, and keeping away from bright primary colors may help. According to the New York Metro Parents website, interior designer Carolyn Feder encourages parents to paint their autistic child’s room in a tranquil hue, such as pale blue, soft green or muted purple.

Play areas

Play areas are places that you may want to stimulation your child’s imagination, or use colors that are more vivid (if that is your color preference). Since it is not as important to create a calm atmosphere use of brighter colors may work. However, if your child is very sensitive to color stimuli toned down colors are best. Lynne Harrison, a child psychologist, recommends soft green tones as one of the best colors for autistic children.

Studying and Homework Spaces

Although you may want to use colors that will be stimulating like yellows, take care because yellow is the strongest emotionally stimulating color. Purples stimulate your higher thought processes, sense of intuition, and imagination and can be a good choice. Soft tones can be conducive to an effective study-zone. Pink may be your overall best color for a child’s study area. Studies have shown that pink is useful for children with learning disabilities. According to the University of Minnesota newsletter, “Implications,” the soft shades of pink have neutral undertones that are subdued and non-distracting.

Kitchen and Dining Areas

Getting your ASD child to eat can be a challenge. Many of these children have sensitive pallets and are extremely selective with their food choices. Consider using orange and reds in your kitchens and dining areas. Orange has an energizing effect and stimulates the appetite.

Colors affects the way we feel and behave. Careful consideration when it comes to color choices for your home and your child’s environment can go a long way to affect behaviors. It is important to remember that each child is an individual and finding the right balance of colors may take some trial and error. Observe your child and note any behavior or emotional changes when you change the color of a living space where they spend a lot of time.

13 Most Brightly Colored Creatures on Earth


Poison Dart Frog

Poison Dart Frog

The poison dart frog is one of the most brightly colored creatures in the world. This endangered frog has bright skin that warns predators of its danger. It oozes poison through its skin and these tiny frogs are deadly enough to kill humans. This frog species comes in a number of bright colors such as, yellow, green, and blue.


Colorful Weevil

Colorful Weevil

Colorful weevils are insects that like eating plants. They come in a variety of different colors and some even have scales that make them appear iridescent in sunlight.


Red-Collared Lorikeet

Red-Collared Lorikeet

The red-collared lorikeet is a parrot found in Western Australia. This pretty bird got its name due to the orange-red band around its neck


Toucan

Toucan

Toucans are fascinating birds. They reside in the South American rainforests and have large, brightly colored beaks. Toucans can regulate their body temperatures by controlling the amount of blood flowing to their beaks.


Panther Chameleon

Panther Chameleon

The panther chameleon makes its home in Madagascar. This species grows to be around 20-inches long and the males are more brightly colored than the females. Panther chameleons come in many different color patterns.


Mandarin Fish

Mandarin Fish

The Mandarin fish is a popular choice for home aquarists due to its beautiful colors. Colors range from deep blue to vibrant red and they make their home in the Pacific Ocean.


Indian Peacock

Indian Peacock

Indian peacocks are more brightly colored than other peacock species. Each has a unique pattern of feathers and their colors range from grey to deep blue. This peacock makes its home in India and eastern Pakistan.


California Red-Sided Garter Snake

California Red-Sided Garter Snake

The beautiful California Red-Sided Garter Snake may make you change your mind about snakes. These brightly colored reptiles make their home in California and despite their bright colors, this species is harmless.


Mandarin Duck

Mandarin Duck

Once you’ve seen a Mandarin duck, all other ducks pale in comparison. The Mandarin duck has brightly colored feathers on its body and appears almost majestic on the open water.


Clownfish

Clownfish

Clownfish are brightly colored fish that spend their lives inside poisonous sea anemone. They come in a variety of colors like black, red, and yellow, but the most common is the orange and white fish many people have come to know and love.


Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

The leafy sea dragon lives along the western and southern coasts of Australia. These fish are some of the best-camouflaged animals in any ocean and can change their coloring from brown to vibrant green as needed.


Mandrill

Mandrill

Although the mandrill has a body that is pretty standard as far as colors go, it has one of the most unusually colored faces of any animal in the world. Its bright blue nose identifies it as a male.


Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet Macaw

When you think of a brightly colored bird, the scarlet macaw may come to mind. These red, yellow, and blue birds live in South America.

You’re Helping Mark Zuckerberg Become The World’s Richest Person

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of social media giant Facebook, already a billionaire, is on his way to being the world’s richest person.

You’re Helping Mark Zuckerberg Become The World’s Richest Person

One day soon, somewhere in the papers and magazines, a news article will be placed in between the latest gossip about political scams and the hottest piece of technology declaring the richest man in the world to be Mark Zuckerberg. It is an issue to be blamed on the general public.

On Thursday morning, before even finishing his breakfast, The CEO of Facebook saw his personal net value rise by around two billion dollars. The reason for this was the five dollar rise of the company’s stock to seventy six dollars per share. The rise was spurred by Facebook’s recent announcement of extremely high profits the previous year.

Facebook’s Stock Shares

Shortly stated: Last week was a good one for Facebook
By the time the markets closed on Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg had surpassed the values of Sergey Brin and Larry Page the fellow internet titans and founders of Google. He even surpassed Jeff Benzos ,the man in charge of the Amazon franchise.

Bloomberg news officially announced Zuckerberg to be the sixteenth richest person on Earth. That makes a person wonder just how close he is to seventeen.

It seems the answer is very.

At seventy five dollars, Facebook’s stock has more than doubled in the past year. By retaining twenty two percent of the company’s stock Bloomberg claims him to have a larger portion than any of his peers, respectively.

Stocks for Facebook have already have surpassed those of amazon and the overall value is approaching the four hundred billion dollar value of Google. At that point Zuckerberg’s share would be worth eighty eight billion, more than three billion more than what Bill Gates is now.

In short, Facebook keeps raking in cash because the public is addicted. As the most common internet media move from computers to cell phones, people predicted Facebook would fade away but Zuckerberg shifted the company’s focus to a mobile app. In fact, the majority of the past quarter’s ad profits were a result of cell phone ads.

Facebook, much like Google, is also expanding is horizons into fields such ad drones virtual reality and messaging systems to increase profits.

So that leaves the big question: What could possibly stop the giant that is Facebook, which is safely nestled in the pseudo-fantasy land of Silicon Valley, from becoming bigger than Google. The answer is the public and their decision to boycott the ever growing franchise.

Avoid These Common Leadership Mistakes When Climbing the Corporate Ladder

The privilege of business leadership includes more than a nice salary, benefits, and corner office. It also includes some serious responsibilities and that is where expensive mistakes can often happen:

1. Hiring or Promoting for the Wrong Reasons

Your team is often stretched to the breaking point when filling an employment vacancy, carrying the extra workload in addition to making time for interviews. In those circumstances it’s tempting to end the pain by filling the slot with the first warm body who looks like they can do the job. Unfortunately, not thinking through the job requirements and making sure that the person has the right skill set to support, empower, and engage your staff could lead to major headaches down the road. You could be getting a bad manager and not know it.

Instead, carefully identify the skill sets you need and vet your candidates against those criteria. Don’t forget to include people management skills, or someone’s ability to be coached or trained in that area if they don’t already have that strength. And once they’re on board, make sure to invest in their continued training and professional growth.


2. Poor Team Building Skills

You and your business succeed when your employees succeed. The failure to build a cohesive team that works well together serves no one. It leads to frustration and disengaged employees who eventually find other jobs.

Winning sports teams require competent coaching and training. Your team deserves no less if you expect them to win.


3. Poor Conflict Management Skills

Asking employees who bring a problem to your attention to “work it out themselves” never solves anything. They would have worked it out already if they could. Pointing the finger of blame or shooting the messenger is also counter-productive. It only causes future problems to stay underground until they are too big and too expensive to hide.

The better course of action is to keep improving your own communication skills to encourage open and honest communications that are judgment free and allow you to identify the root cause of the problem and then jointly craft objective solutions with your staff. In the meantime, until you’re up to the task, don’t hesitate to seek help from a professional mediator who can step in for you or coach you to improve your own conflict management techniques.

4. Willful Blindness

No one likes bad news. It’s always more fun to talk about increased market share, your new product that is killing it, or your nomination by the local media for the “Business Person of the Year Award.”

But, your staff looks to you to make the tough calls. Difficult decisions and discussions are also crucial ones and the failure to handle them fairly and responsibly can destroy trust and corrupt corporate governance. It’s ultimately an expensive road to ruin.

Get comfortable being outside your comfort zone and face the bad news head on. The sooner you discover the truth, the sooner you can begin the process of healing, and the less costly it will be. Assistance from a neutral, independent third party can help you with this process.

 

Conclusion

Every business leader goes through a learning curve when climbing the business ladder of success. Knowing where the common missteps are helps you climb faster and higher.

10 Daily Rituals of Business Leaders


Exercise Self Integrity

Exercise Self Integrity

Not settling for anything less than what you truly deserve is not an easy task. However, successful people follow exercise as an important ritual religiously.


Steer Clear of Drama

Steer Clear of Drama

Drama helps you achieve nothing. It only clouds your judgment and often complicates matters, which are otherwise pretty straightforward and simple.


Encouragement over Judgment

Encouragement over Judgment

Sitting safely at a distance and judging someone for his or her actions is very easy. Understanding that everyone is human and occasionally falters is not, but is the right thing to do. Successful people encourage those who made mistakes to do better the next time around.


Stay Positive

Stay Positive

Positivity is an infectious attitude that keeps increasing the more you use it. Nothing is lost while everything is gained by looking at the brighter side of things.


Make New Choices

Make New Choices

Whether mistake or misfortune, everyone goes through it every now and then. Let go of what happened and make some new choices for yourself that will steer you clear of the current situation.


Simplify

Simplify

One of the easiest, but most efficient rituals you can follow is to simplify. It doesn’t matter what the matter at hand is, simplifying it is often the best way forward.


Uphold the Truth

Uphold the Truth

If only the world had more people telling the truth in all situations, it would have a lot more successful people populating it. A bitter truth today is far better than a sweet lie that haunts you tomorrow.


Express Your True Feelings

Express Your True Feelings

Be genuine with those about whom you care. Express your feelings to the people you love and care for, as you never know when they need reminding of your bonds.


Nurture Relationships

Nurture Relationships

The one truth that all great people acknowledge is that this life is all about the relationships you build. It is important to give the appropriate time and dedication to every relationship with every other individual in your life.


Embrace Humanness

Embrace Humanness

Whether you see yourself as a doctor or a creative genius, a success or a failure, all of it comes down to you being human. Embrace your humanness and you will find that you are happier and people around you notice it, too.