- I Tried 5 Different Zucchini Bread Recipes—This Is the One I’ll Be Making All Summerby Suruchi Avasthi on June 24, 2021 at 10:00 am
Super moist and slightly sweet! The post I Tried 5 Different Zucchini Bread Recipes—This Is the One I’ll Be Making All Summer appeared first on Camille Styles.
- Have a Small Patio? No Stress. These Decorating Tips Will Get You Ready for Outdoor Diningby Elizabeth Van Lierde on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Patio season is here. The post Have a Small Patio? No Stress. These Decorating Tips Will Get You Ready for Outdoor Dining appeared first on Camille Styles.
- 5 Face Yoga Exercises to Tighten, Tone, and Give You That Glowby Hannah Zahner on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
The natural botox. The post 5 Face Yoga Exercises to Tighten, Tone, and Give You That Glow appeared first on Camille Styles.
- And Just Like That, It’s Summer! These Are the Epic Novels Our Editor’s Will Be Reading Again and Againby Caitlin Clark on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 am
Great reads that never miss. The post And Just Like That, It’s Summer! These Are the Epic Novels Our Editor’s Will Be Reading Again and Again appeared first on Camille Styles.
- 4 Nutritionist-Approved Grocery Swaps You Can Ship Straight to Your Doorby Caitlin Clark on June 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm
From smart snacks to salad dressing. The post 4 Nutritionist-Approved Grocery Swaps You Can Ship Straight to Your Door appeared first on Camille Styles.
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- Exploring Bodiam Castle, East Sussexby Amber on June 24, 2021 at 3:15 pm
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- AD | Life in Loungewear at Margate, Kentby Amber on June 22, 2021 at 1:19 pm
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- AD | How music helped me survive the pandemicby Amber on June 8, 2021 at 10:19 am
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- I’m splitting up with skinny jeans, and it’s pretty much the hardest thing I’ve ever doneby Amber on June 2, 2021 at 8:16 am
The post I’m splitting up with skinny jeans, and it’s pretty much the hardest thing I’ve ever done appeared first on Forever Amber: A Scottish Parenting Lifestyle Blog.
- The Lockdown Diaries | The ‘Old’ Normal?by Amber on May 18, 2021 at 8:17 am
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- Hip Mobility + Glutes (25 Min Class)by Nicole on January 20, 2021 at 10:00 am
I’ve got another mobility class for you! If you missed the last one focused on shoulders, check it out HERE. Today we’ll focus on hip mobility, strengthening through the glutes as we do. If you love this type of work, you can get access to more mobility classes by becoming a Patreon member. Patreon members The post Hip Mobility + Glutes (25 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.
- Lower Body Strength Circuits Workout Classby Nicole on January 11, 2021 at 10:00 am
This lower body strength circuits class requires a single heavy weight (dumbbell or kettlebell will work) and an optional resistance band loop. Class is 45 minutes long and, as always, includes a guided warm up and cool down. No jumping, and easy to modify (just go lighter with the weight). This is a great one The post Lower Body Strength Circuits Workout Class appeared first on Pumps & Iron.
- Shoulder Mobility (22 Min Class)by Nicole on January 8, 2021 at 10:00 am
Let’s show our shoulders some love with this 22-minute shoulder mobility workout class. It’s great for everyone, but especially if you’ve been spending increased time sitting at a desk or are otherwise feeling tight and stiff through your upper body. Maybe try it as a lunchtime work break! You could also use it as the The post Shoulder Mobility (22 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.
- Strength + Plyo Workout Pyramid (45 Min Class)by Nicole on January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am
Happy New Year, friends! Hey it can’t be worse than 2020, right?? *crosses fingers and toes, silently prays, cries* Today I have a strength and plyo workout class for you. It mixes strength exercises using dumbbells and bodyweight plyo exercises. Each time through the circuit, the interval length gets shorter in a pyramid structure. And The post Strength + Plyo Workout Pyramid (45 Min Class) appeared first on Pumps & Iron.
- Mini Pilates Flow Core Finisherby Nicole on December 28, 2020 at 10:00 am
This mini Pilates flow core finisher is great if you’re short on time or are looking for a bit of core work to round out a longer workout. Focus is on obliques. This is a short version of the Mini Flows classes I’ve shared in the past: Resistance Band Mini Flows Class – Glutes & The post Mini Pilates Flow Core Finisher appeared first on Pumps & Iron.
- Ask Gerda: How to Choose Your Vitamin Protocolby gerda on June 24, 2021 at 11:49 am
Dear goop, I want to take a multivitamin, but I have no idea how to choose one. What should I look for and what’s special about goop’s protocols?
- Exploring Effective Treatments for Migraineby Jessie Geoffray on June 24, 2021 at 11:48 am
Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders, says neurologist Deena Kuruvilla, MD, who has dedicated her career to treating people with headache disorders. She was the principal investigator for a treatment called CEFALY, an FDA-cleared device that reduces the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks through tiny electrical impulses on your forehead. We asked her to explain how that works, why it works, and what else is in her treatment toolkit.
- Supporting Your Mycobiome, Microbiome, and Digestive Healthby gerda on June 24, 2021 at 11:47 am
Mahmoud Ghannoum, PhD, is the scientist who named the mycobiome, the collection of fungi that together with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms makes up our microbiome. He offers research-based suggestions for how to nourish beneficial fungi and bacteria in order to promote digestive health.
- The Power of the Mirror Momentby erica.ndlovu on June 24, 2021 at 11:46 am
The few minutes every morning you take to smooth on skin care and consider yourself and the day ahead are far more significant than they seem, says Francesco Clark, the founder of Clark’s Botanicals, a national ambassador for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, and the author of Walking Papers: The Accident That Changed My Life, and the Business That Got Me Back on My Feet. “It’s about bringing forth and strengthening your inner hero,” says Clark. “And that spine-tingling sensation of walking down the street and feeling so in tune with yourself that a stranger smiles at you.”
- Deepening—and Undoing—Our Relationship with Yoga Posesby Kelly Martin on June 24, 2021 at 11:45 am
Yoga instructor Jessamyn Stanley notes that yoga is not ultimately about the postures. It’s about the breath. But because many of us start with learning one handful of poses and aspiring to master others, it can sometimes be difficult to see what yoga is beyond them.
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- A Lesson in Buy Once, Cry Once: My 8 Year Old Penny Loafersby Mike Henson on June 23, 2021 at 5:12 am
Sometimes it pays to pay a little more. The post A Lesson in Buy Once, Cry Once: My 8 Year Old Penny Loafers appeared first on Primer.
- Updated: Prime Day Starts Now: Our Top Picks For Style, Tech, and Moreby Andrew Snavely on June 21, 2021 at 8:59 am
How to navigate the latest and greatest day of deals. The post Updated: Prime Day Starts Now: Our Top Picks For Style, Tech, and More appeared first on Primer.
- Prime Day is Coming: 32 Deals That are Already Live + What to Watch Out For Based on Last Yearby Ali Zagat on June 16, 2021 at 4:45 pm
Our comprehensive guide to 48 hours of exclusive deals and discounts + finds that are already discounted. The post Prime Day is Coming: 32 Deals That are Already Live + What to Watch Out For Based on Last Year appeared first on Primer.
- The One Important Question to Ask Yourself As Everything Gets Back to Normalby Andrew Snavely on June 14, 2021 at 6:56 am
There will never be an easier time to reinvent yourself than right now. The post The One Important Question to Ask Yourself As Everything Gets Back to Normal appeared first on Primer.
- How to Wear Sneakers Smart Casual Without Looking Sloppy + 5 Outfit Examples!by Andrew Snavely on June 11, 2021 at 3:39 pm
Love sneakers, but not sure how to dress them up? Here’s how to put your best foot forward. The post How to Wear Sneakers Smart Casual Without Looking Sloppy + 5 Outfit Examples! appeared first on Primer.
- The Prettiest Summer Makeup (Plus, a Discount Code)by Joanna Goddard on June 24, 2021 at 6:05 pm
Curious: what makeup are you wearing these days? After a year of wearing almost nothing, I’ve been excitedly getting into beauty again — it feels so good to swipe on blush or catch a glimpse of dewy skin in the mirror.… Read more The post The Prettiest Summer Makeup (Plus, a Discount Code) appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
- The Perks of Living Aloneby Kim Rhodes on June 24, 2021 at 2:26 pm
From the time I graduated from college, I knew that I would have to live alone at some point… I’d always loved living with friends and roommates.… Read more The post The Perks of Living Alone appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
- What Unexpected Relationships Have You Formed During the Pandemic?by Abigail Rasminsky on June 23, 2021 at 7:26 pm
Our neighbor drops off bagels many mornings now… …the paper bag looped over the door handle of our condo. Usually it’s only one bagel, a blueberry one for my seven-year-old, now that he knows she likes this kind of sacrilege.… Read more The post What Unexpected Relationships Have You Formed During the Pandemic? appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
- The Summer Farmers Market Reportby Jenny Rosenstrach on June 23, 2021 at 3:12 pm
It’s the first week of summer, which means there’s no better time to play my favorite game… i.e., “What to do with that _____ you see at the farmer’s market!?”… Read more The post The Summer Farmers Market Report appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
- 13 Serving Trays for Summer Entertainingby Joanna Goddard on June 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm
When we have friends over, or eat dinner on the stoop, or serve a birthday breakfast in bed, I love bringing out a pretty tray. Serving trays make things feel celebratory.… Read more The post 13 Serving Trays for Summer Entertaining appeared first on A Cup of Jo.
- Coffee Break: Fleece-Lined Liquid Leggingsby Kat on June 24, 2021 at 6:31 pm
I just bought some of these in the major Shopbop sale that's happening... The post Coffee Break: Fleece-Lined Liquid Leggings appeared first on Corporette.com.
- How to Live a Low-Waste Lifestyle: Tips from Busy Corporette Readersby Kat on June 24, 2021 at 6:13 pm
Are you trying to reduce and reuse more? Here are some of the top reader tips on how to live a low-waste lifestyle... The post How to Live a Low-Waste Lifestyle: Tips from Busy Corporette Readers appeared first on Corporette.com.
- Thursday’s Workwear Report: Three-Quarter-Sleeve Essentials Icon Shirtby Elizabeth on June 24, 2021 at 11:45 am
Summer is here, and I need a crisp white shirt to help ring it in. The post Thursday’s Workwear Report: Three-Quarter-Sleeve Essentials Icon Shirt appeared first on Corporette.com.
- Suit of the Week: J.Crew Factoryby Kat on June 23, 2021 at 6:33 pm
J.Crew Factory isn't picturing the blazer and matching pants together, but if you're on the hunt for an affordable suit, this is a great option. The post Suit of the Week: J.Crew Factory appeared first on Corporette.com.
- Previously, on Corporette…by Kat on June 23, 2021 at 3:45 pm
One year ago, we talked about skin, makeup, and hair routines; discussed boundary rituals when you work from home; and gave tips on how to write a novel. The post Previously, on Corporette… appeared first on Corporette.com.
- Barely a month old, this M’sian startup already sold 140 jars of handmade duck egg kayaby Joycelyn Tan on June 25, 2021 at 2:38 am
Quack Kaya is a home business that makes duck egg Hainanese kaya with flavours like matcha and sells them online. The post Barely a month old, this M’sian startup already sold 140 jars of handmade duck egg kaya appeared first on Vulcan Post.
- A map of the crypto landscape in S’pore: who are the key players cashing in on the boom?by Jae Chia on June 24, 2021 at 10:06 am
Singapore's blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem has seen substantial growth, especially with the rising interest in crypto. The post A map of the crypto landscape in S’pore: who are the key players cashing in on the boom? appeared first on Vulcan Post.
- Who says you need fancy graphics to make a game? These M’sians prioritise stories.by Sade Dayangku on June 24, 2021 at 8:58 am
RoundTable Games Studio is a Malaysian developer that specialises in story-driven games. Their first work is the horror RPG Dying Flame. The post Who says you need fancy graphics to make a game? These M’sians prioritise stories. appeared first on Vulcan Post.
- Tokocrypto CEO on how he built Indonesia’s leading crypto exchange despite being a S’poreanby Jacky Yap on June 24, 2021 at 7:33 am
Tokocrypto is the first cryptocurrency exchange in Indonesia and is co-founded by 30-year-old Pang Xue Kai, who is a Singaporean. The post Tokocrypto CEO on how he built Indonesia’s leading crypto exchange despite being a S’porean appeared first on Vulcan Post.
- Each S’pore household to get free oximeter from Temasek Foundation, collection starts July 5by angela on June 24, 2021 at 5:28 am
Families can collect the devices from July 5 to August 5 at over 300 local personal stores and supermarkets. The post Each S’pore household to get free oximeter from Temasek Foundation, collection starts July 5 appeared first on Vulcan Post.
- Nantucket Lightship Baskets Videoby Stacey Bewkes on June 5, 2021 at 2:59 pm
As we enter June, it is with a sense of renewed optimism that we look forward to the upcoming summer season. One of the highlights here on Nantucket will be the Nantucket Historical Association‘s sixth annual Nantucket by Design event, held from August 5 through 7.… The post Nantucket Lightship Baskets Video appeared first on Quintessence.
- At Home in Pasadena with Kate Stampsby Stacey Bewkes on May 9, 2021 at 10:26 pm
“Not everything should be perfect.” This simple phrase speaks volumes about Odom and Kate Stamps’ approach to both their own home and the many houses and gardens they design for others. Now that does not in any way describe their actual design work, which is thoughtful, exacting and detailed, but rather the final effect, which results in rooms of “grace and lack of pretension.”… The post At Home in Pasadena with Kate Stamps appeared first on Quintessence.
- At Home at Camp Kent with Alexandra Champalimaudby Stacey Bewkes on March 28, 2021 at 7:32 pm
As one of the most in-demand creators of luxury contemporary living around the globe, Alexandra Champalimaud is known as a fearless designer who enthusiastically embraces change, yet at Camp Kent, her rustic summer retreat in Connecticut she shares with husband Bruce Schnitzer and their large multi-generational family, she prefers things to remain the same.… The post At Home at Camp Kent with Alexandra Champalimaud appeared first on Quintessence.
- At Home on Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmillerby Stacey Bewkes on March 7, 2021 at 11:04 pm
During the week, gifted ceramicist and designer Christopher Spitzmiller is busy creating his exquisite lamps, tableware and accessories found in the most stylish design shops and homes across the country including the White House. But weekends find him at Clove Brook Farm, his picture perfect country retreat in Dutchess County, NY.… The post At Home on Clove Brook Farm with Christopher Spitzmiller appeared first on Quintessence.
- At Home in Tangier with Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyerby Stacey Bewkes on February 14, 2021 at 9:03 pm
It would seem designer Frank de Biasi was always destined for a home in Tangier. With a college degree in international relations, studies at the Sorbonne, followed by six years at Christies and then twelve as Director of Interiors at Peter Marino, Frank expanded on his love of travel, art and history with blue chip design experience.… The post At Home in Tangier with Frank de Biasi and Gene Meyer appeared first on Quintessence.
- The Awakened Mind: How to Optimize Your Brain Waves for Higher States of Consciousnessby Conscious Lifestyle on June 23, 2021 at 3:32 am
Learn about the 5 different types of brain wave frequencies and how to optimize them for higher states of consciousness and flow. The post The Awakened Mind: How to Optimize Your Brain Waves for Higher States of Consciousness appeared first on Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.
- Mind Over Body: How to Rewire Your Subconscious Mind for Greater Health and Wellbeingby Conscious Lifestyle on June 12, 2021 at 3:45 am
Your mind is a powerful force. Discover how to harness the hypnotic power of the subconscious mind to accelerate healing your body on every level. The post Mind Over Body: How to Rewire Your Subconscious Mind for Greater Health and Wellbeing appeared first on Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.
- Treating Inflammation Naturally: How to Heal from Sore Muscles, Joint Pain, and Moreby Conscious Lifestyle on March 21, 2021 at 3:50 am
When it comes to pain and inflammation, some medications do more harm than good. Fully Human Supplements makes it possible to heal inflammation naturally. The post Treating Inflammation Naturally: How to Heal from Sore Muscles, Joint Pain, and More appeared first on Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.
- Fall 2020 Issue Out Nowby Conscious Lifestyle on October 10, 2020 at 9:38 pm
Feature articles: The Keys to Vitality, Cleaning Your Brain of Toxins, The Spiritual Physics of a Unified Mind, The Age of Enlightenment and more... The post Fall 2020 Issue Out Now appeared first on Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.
- Astrology and Crystals: The Best Healing Stones for Each of the 12 Zodiac Signsby Conscious Lifestyle on August 8, 2020 at 7:59 pm
Learn which crystals and power stones are best for your astrological archetype and Zodiac sign. The post Astrology and Crystals: The Best Healing Stones for Each of the 12 Zodiac Signs appeared first on Conscious Lifestyle Magazine.
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- Diana ‘knew what she was doing’, ex-lover...by Samuel Osborne on June 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Princess Diana “knew what she was doing” and knew how to provoke the royal family into wanting her to divorce Prince Charles, her ex reportedly claimed while discussing her state of mind and motives.
- How the pandemic got us addicted to longing –...by Amanda McCracken on June 25, 2021 at 4:00 am
I learned first-hand about longing through decades of celibacy – but why do we do it, and how can we stop?I was a 35-year-old virgin when I realized I was addicted to longing. I got off on the high of anticipating sex I knew I wasn’t going to have, and then masochistically wallowed when letdown inevitably followed.My crushes were the popular guys in high school, the elusive seat-mate on an airplane ride, and the soldiers shipped overseas. I binge-watched When Harry Met Sally and […]
- The 2021 Martin Kantor portrait prize finalists...on June 24, 2021 at 11:43 pm
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- Sudoku 5,278 hardon June 24, 2021 at 11:01 pm
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- MyDeal Slashes Onboarding Costs for New Sellerson April 9, 2020 at 5:38 am
All businesses around the world are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Australian retailers, whom were already suffering from the winds of change before the crisis, now face the toughest economic conditions in almost a century – particularly for our friends in brick-and-mortar.There has never been a more apt time for retailers to diversify their sales channels and use marketplaces to keep sales coming through. MyDeal recognises its importance as a vital sales channel to its sellers during these unprecedented times.Effective immediately, MyDeal is slashing the cost of its onboarding package. New sellers integrating onto the marketplace will now only pay $500 (exc. GST) to onboard with MyDeal. This 50% discount is eligible to all new sellers until 30 June 2020.The onboarding package will give sellers a fully managed integration and onboarding service accompanied with 2 email newsletter spots upon launch to get sales through the door right from launch.Please go to marketplace.mydeal.com.au to enquire about becoming a seller on MyDeal and making use of this discount.We are all in this together; and together we will get through this stronger, better and more united.
- How the right tools and resources can make a world of differenceon October 8, 2019 at 12:11 am
Imagine you’re a freelancer who spends their days on the keys, sipping on a skinny cappuccino and enjoying a plethora of various projects. Imagine you’re a multi-faceted company who delivers on campaigns for clients of all walks of life. No matter what kind of professional you are, you’ll have some way or format of coping with the influx of work. Your project processes and ability to navigate deadlines will have a set flow and nature, and as someone who works in your own specific field, you’ll know exactly what kind of expectations are placed around all of this.But when times get tough and deadlines are maxing out, how exactly do you take control of all the projects you have going on? Where can you find clarity when things are becoming overwhelming, and turning into a potential mess? From tools through to high-performing resources, professionals need to adopt efficient systems to cope with the ebb and flows.In this post, we walk through why the perfect solution can make all the difference to your business success. Scalability and customisationAny kind of agency management software can offer the kind of flexibility you need to successfully grow your business. Even if you’re a lone wolf, this kind of solution allows you to change roles rapidly, match shifting clients’ needs and customise the interface. If you’re a team with several people in it, this allows you to adopt the most efficient possible process to responsibilities, workflow and clarity. And if the scope of the project changes, your project management software can too.The ability to manage approvalsIn the digital age, streamlining the feedback and approval process – especially on creative assets – can get messy. From endless email threads to navigating the many stakeholders involved, this is where the ultimate agency management software solution really comes in handy. See historical data on who approved what, where feedback was positioned and what’s been delivered to date. Know exactly where delays are occurring or where work needs to be carried out.Productivity is keyWhen your teams know what exactly is expected of them, or can see how a project is on track, productivity can skyrocket. Instead of going in blind into any kind of project – whether you’re a blogger, salesperson or graphic designer – have a firm understanding of where you need to focus your efforts and why. The right system offers you the ability to see clearcut timelines in a clean, non-distracting interface; in the end, this can make or break the success of your workforce.ConclusionIf you’re not sure where to start, consider by asking yourself how your team could be better placed. Is there a lack of unity in goals? Is there a lack of clarity around responsibilities and roles? Do you sometimes feel lost when it comes to navigating feedback? All of these aspects play a crucial role in the success of your business. Luckily, however, it can all be easily mitigated with software that tracks each of these elements. It just takes a bit of research towards finding the right solution for you.
- 3 Considerations Before Buying in Brisbaneon July 30, 2019 at 12:42 am
Brisbane rules. Our winters are less severe than southern capitals, dress shorts are acceptable business attire, you can find a carpark within two minutes of your destination and if you jump into your car and get driving you’ll find yourself at some of the world’s best beaches in no time.Brisbane property is also top quality. We have a median house price that would barely secure a rancid carport in Melbourne or Sydney. Furthermore, our allotments are so large that scoring a “six and out” in backyard cricket requires a knock Bradman himself would be proud of.All this said, successfully investing in Brisbane property can be treacherous without a little insider knowledge.Here are three tips for ensuring success. 1. Life is Different HereProperty Pursuit Buyers Agent director Meighan Hetherington says investors must avoid imposing out-of-town rules on our chilled Brisbane lifestyle. She believes homes benefit from our relaxed outdoor living.“The important things are the layout of the property and how it flows out to entertaining areas.”“We’re also not that fussed about having lockup car accommodation — a carport is quite acceptable. I find a lot of push back from interstate investors not understanding that that’s completely acceptable and won’t negatively impact potential for capital growth or the rentability of a property in Brisbane.”Air conditioning is now vital for renters and owners too, Ms Hetherington said.“Tenants used to be quite satisfied with ceiling fans, but it’s become a must to have it (air conditioning) installed in about the last 18 months.” 2. Know Your WantsCharacter homes differ between Brisbane and other states, according to Ms Hetherington.“Brick and tile low set on concrete slabs are not as well regarded by owner-occupiers who are hopefully the future buyer of your property and where your capital growth will come from.”Character Queenslanders up on stumps are the most sought-after, despite potentially greater maintenance costs.“Properties with the tin roofs and the timber walls and the cracks in the walls and the air coming through the window (joinery) — those sorts of properties. While they look like a nightmare to an interstate investor, they’re probably the ones that are most sought after by future buyers,” said Ms Hetherington. 3. Hill Living is Good LivingAlthough homeowners in other parts of the country like a cruisy stroll on low-lying property, us Brisbanites love a good ascent (and, of course, corresponding descent). Ms Hetherington said hills are a great aspect of Brisbane’s charm with natural light and improved airflow being great benefits.“So sometimes those areas that are down flat and quite walkable are the areas that might suffer from flooding or rising water.” Looking to Invest in Brisbane?If you are looking to purchase property in a beautiful, relaxed city, a pre-handover inspection Brisbane is vital. Building inspectors Brisbane can ensure that your potential property is of the highest standard and that you’re not paying too much for a property with defects.Building inspections Brisbane is the best way to ensure you are paying the right amount for your property. A thorough building inspection Brisbane will find if there are any problems that the current owner is trying to hide – ensuring you don’t get caught out in the overall sale price.
- How to Get People Through Your Checkout Fasteron April 11, 2019 at 6:47 am
What makes a happy, memorable customer experience? Ask a handful of different demographics and you’re likely to get a dizzying array of diverse answers.However, it is generally accepted that good customer service ticks the following boxes:Great Communication SkillsA friendly smile and some amusing banter can make a customer’s day and put a spring in their step. Human beings are tribal and quite loyal by nature. If a customer enjoys the great communication they receive at an establishment, they’ll keep coming back for more.However, “great communication skills” can sometimes mean knowing when not to talk. If a customer is on the way to work or in the middle of a difficult day, hearing what the barista had for breakfast may not be exactly what they’re looking for. Having great communication skills means tuning into the needs of the customer.Product KnowledgeThis is a big one. Whether it is a supermarket, a café cart or a silver service restaurant, there’s nothing more frustrating for customers than asking seemingly simple questions that can’t be answered.Schedule regular meetings with your staff to bring them up to speed with any product changes. There’s nothing more impressive than a waiter who knows the menu back to front, plus can recommend complementing dishes or drinks from a place of knowledge.Patience and Problem SolvingPatience is a really important component of good customer service. There are going to be times when things unexpectedly break down or go wrong. Train your staff (and yourself) in alternative solutions, dealing with complaints and being calm as the proverbial cucumber under pressure.EfficiencyThis last point is arguably the most important. The world we live in feels busier and busier…so no-one likes to be kept waiting. One of the key things you can offer is well-planned efficiency.Your staffing is key – make sure all your employees know which areas they are covering, and what their core responsibilities are.Beyond all that, consider this: ever have a lovely meal and then had to wait half an hour to pay the bill? No matter how delightful the food, this kind of experience can leave a sour taste. Make sure your payment systems are as slick as the service. Your Point of Sale (POS) systems are key to this process, i.e. the apparatus and software you have in place.Luckily, there are hospitality POS systems that are tailored to the needs of this industry. Utilise special features such as the ability to split the bill or track inventory to improve your overall efficiency and impress customers into coming back.If your customer service and efficiency are ticking the above boxes, you’ll be on the right track to success.
- Best Day Trips For Darwinon March 14, 2019 at 6:14 am
Darwin has plenty of drawcards itself but for a truly memorable Northern Territory wilderness experience, you really should do some of the incredible day-trips which are within easy reach of this laid-back tropical coastal city.Even if you’ve only got a limited amount of time, day trips from Darwin allow you to experience all the rugged beauty, fascinating wildlife, history, culture and extraordinary natural phenomena of the NT’s top-end. Here are our faves that will have you gasping in disbelief and definitely wanting MORE!Litchfield National ParkThis beautiful wilderness area is located an easy hour’s drive from Darwin and is known for its spectacular waterfalls and crystal clear natural swimming pools, monsoonal rainforests, weird and wonderful rock formations, magnetic termite mounds, sculpted cliffs, towering sandstone pillars of the Lost City and historic sites. There are also plenty of bush trails and boardwalks showcasing the natural beauty and abundant fauna and flora of this 1500km2 park.Kakadu National ParkAlthough Kakadu covers an area that is larger than the entire country of Slovenia, you can still get a taste of all that this amazing 20 000km2 park has to offer during a day trip from Darwin. If you’re travelling by road, you can reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site in around two hours from Darwin and it’s possible to visit some of its famed attractions in one action-packed day! Marvel at ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie and Ubirr, cruise down Yellow Waters and look for crocs, walk through canyons and forests, driver over rugged escarpments, be amazed by flocks of migratory birds on the wetlands or take a helicopter trip for an incredible bird’s eye view.Mary River RegionIf you travel about 100kms east from Darwin, you’ll find the Mary River wetlands which aren’t just home to the world’s largest concentration of saltwater crocs, they’re also a great spot for bushwalking (with trails to suit all fitness levels) and wildlife spotting in the vast waterlily-rimmed billabongs. One of the most popular activities here is a Jumping Crocodile Cruise in the Corroboree Billabong where giant reptiles leap from the water to grab the dangling buffalo meat - just remember to keep your hands to yourself!And if birds are your thing, don’t miss the Fogg Dam wetland area which you’ll find en route from Darwin to Mary River. It’s home to over 30 different species of our feathered friends including egrets, jabirus, kingfishers, brolga, kites, whistling ducks, magpie geese, sea eagles and black cockatoos. You can also visit the Windows on the Wetlands on the way, a panoramic look-out point perched on the crest of Beatrice Hill, one of the highest points on the Adelaide River floodplain as well as enjoy the interactive exhibits at the visitor centre.Sweets LagoonFor the ultimate in Top End action and excitement, a half-day trip from Darwin to Sweets Lagoon and the surrounding floodplains with Outback Floatplane Adventures is a must. They offer a scintillating combination of a scenic floatplane experience, a relaxing billabong cruise and a heart-pumping airboat ride - all in the one outing. And in addition to the scenic aerial views and the dramatic glory of Sweets Lagoon, you’ll get up close and personal with some of the biggest crocs in the NT too (completely safely of course!). And if you’re really lucky, your chopper will be piloted by TV star, animal expert and owner of Outback Floatplane Adventures, Matt Wright.Tiwi IslandsIf you’re after an authentic Aboriginal cultural experience, you should visit the Tiwi Islands, situated a mere 80kms north of Darwin. The ‘Island of Smiles’ is an easy day trip from Darwin and offers the perfect blend of nature and culture. Learn about traditional art and burial rituals, experience totem dances and a smoking ceremony and enjoy a spot of fishing or a relaxing stroll in the stunning surroundings.With its wild and wonderful attractions within easy reach, Darwin is the perfect launching pad for experiencing all the action, adventure, excitement, amazement and of course, awe-inspiring beauty of Australia’s remote northern territory. But with so much to choose from for your Top-End itinerary and so many awesome discovery trips from Darwin on offer, it can be a challenge knowing where to start!Choosing a reputable tour operator is key. The Northern Territory is spectacular and has so much to offer, but there are some important things to consider including the timing of your visit, safety and sensitivity to local culture and customs. An experienced operator with extensive local knowledge is your best bet, plus they’ll know where to find the hidden treasures and secret spots.For more information or to book your day trip from Darwin with the most experienced local tour operator, Outback Floatplane Adventures. They offer a range of action-packed half-day and full-day tours from Darwin as well as an exclusive overnight adventure which showcases the very best of the Northern Territory.
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