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Home Business Tips – What Will Make Your Year Best Ever?

Every year as I build my home business I realize there are many reasons why every year just keeps getting better. These are just a few of my new beliefs about myself and my home business.

  1. I understand the power of the second and have developed the attitude of expectation
  2. I have become a fan of my own dream. Just like I am a Chicago Cubs fan, I am now excited and excited about my dream.
  3. We all brush our teeth daily, now I understand the importance of a daily heart wash. There are so many negative things in our daily lives that our hearts need the positive to be picked up and reinforced on a daily basis.
  4. Here is one of my favorites from John Di Lemme; resolution vs resutlation, I gladly choose new results over resolutions every day. How many people keep their New Year’s resolutions? Now I choose the actions for the results I want. (result)
  5. I act abnormal, normal makes you one of the 97% of people who are dead or bankrupt by the age of 65. It won’t get you anywhere. When people call me abnormal, I give them a hug and say “Thank you so much!”
  6. The power of my impression of life goes into everything I do. That’s why I wrote the eBook called “How to Fire Your Boss and Make Him Hate to See You Go”.
  7. I have been cultivating the habit of giving ever since I won a coin drawing at work and had to run the United Way Campaign for our division. It’s not just about the money, it’s the attitude of gratitude and what you can do with money. That is why our goal is to sponsor 1,000 children with El Plan.
  8. Event attendees become millionaires, learning events, that is. We have been attending one event a quarter, learning a lot about building a home business and it is paying off.
  9. Face the fear, this should be one of the first on your list. The only place fear exists is in our heads, so I do what I can to “face” it, “extinguish” it, “attack” it, and “return” the FEAR.
  10. When I began to understand the power of the question, it was not in the questions I was asking other people, but in the questions I was asking myself. When I started to question my own behavior and habits, the lights started to come on! Things began to change and definitely for the better.

There really isn’t one magic thing that’s going to explode your home business, you need them all. I wasted a lot of time in the beginning looking for that magical thing that would make everything good! I hope that by reading this article you can benefit from my mistakes and realize that little by little, as you develop all these clothes, you will also see your life get even better.

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Are you in a tailspin with the choice of chicken breeds?

Choosing Chicken Breeds

When you buy your chicken, you’ll want to look for something that is lovely, healthy, and also alert.

Not the chicken that’s curled up in the corner.

They need to be scratching at things and appear quite alert, attentive and engaged.

If you are a first time chicken owner, I am going to go over a list with you of all the different chickens that I would recommend when choosing chicken breeds.

If you are looking to have chickens for the first time or even if not, you just want to add some really good breeds to your flock to mix it up.

I would recommend Black Stars, your black sex links your Reds production.

And I also love golden comments or cinnamon queens.

If you are getting chickens again for the first time or want to mix up the flock, you should add Buff Orpingtons to your mix.

Buff Orpington

When it comes to choosing chicken breeds, I don’t know of anyone who has chickens they don’t love or have liked or recommend Buff Orpington chickens.

They are a great dual purpose bird, they are very soft endless egg layers, although they seem to get brooding.

You are just a wonderful gentle breed, I really highly recommend it.

There are different types of Orpingtons, they are a great bird in my opinion for all these things I find desirable, especially foraging.

Since they love to go out and get fresh vegetables and pick up the grass, I would definitely tell them to think about Orpington as well.

The Black Austral or Black Australorp

They are known to be some of the best egg laying chickens and the cheetah the leghorns.

What I have found so far is that they are very gentle, just great chicks that stay together, and they are gentle with all other breeds of chickens as well…

They love to forage for food so they are not afraid to do their thing because you will definitely want to consider a bird if it is going to forage for you.

That means it’ll be less on your grocery bill, which is potentially good for your pocketbook.

Black Australorp Blends

When choosing chicken breeds these mixes are fantastic so you will definitely want to consider the black Australorp again, that is another breed you will find fantastic for dual purpose.

They are supposed to have really beautiful big brown eggs highly recommended by all farmers.

Slow-cooked chicken

Of all the eggs, they take on a beautiful deep terracotta color and are mottled.

They are also very good collectors and have a very good personality.

Although it’s fair to know…

They are quite docile, but are a little standoffish at times and want them to do their thing, but they are very friendly.

They do very well in the cold, they are a cold hardy breed.

The simmering pit is something every farm should have if they could.

Easter eggs

They are probably the number one bird right now in terms of people getting them, wanting them, and adding them to their home.

They are quite readily available, they are the new up and coming bird that everyone enjoys.

A lot of people really want to have the Americana too.

Easter Eggers can be a bit fickle at times when they like their space, that’s okay.

They give a plethora of color of eggs…

You name the color, you get it all.

Easter Egger’s mix of barred rock..

They’re fantastic, so if you get a chance to add a couple of Easter eggs, you’ll find that variety in your egg color is a lot of fun.

And you are really going to enjoy owning this breed too.

leghorn chickens

Some people don’t like horns on their legs, I don’t know why…

However, they are prized for their heavy, heavy egg-laying.

OK, this is not a meat bird, this is their heavy heavy egg coat, they tend to be a little fickle.

Once the hens have gotten to be about a year old they have become very calm and bore well.

They get along great with all other chickens too.

For the size of the bird and the amount of feed they have to have, they give an egg of a very competitive size.

And of course they are white, so it is very nice to have white eggs.

Your different dual-purpose birds give you Brown.

And then your Easter Eggers and special breeds that give you different colored eggs.

I know you are going to be able to find Leghorn chicken in your area.

Again, the Leghorn and black SAR Australorp are your top coats and just great to have in your herd.

Last but not least on our list here will definitely be the.

barred rock chickens

It should be easy for you to find lattice rocks.

And you will not be disappointed with these beautiful birds.

They are great egg layers, they get along very well with cold and heat, no problem at all…

And they get along very well with all the other chickens.

So I am definitely going to recommend the bard rock dual purpose bird to you, you are going to enjoy mixing them with the rest of your flock.

Therefore, choosing chicken breeds can be fun and a bit confusing.

But here are some suggestions.

Of course, there are many lovely breeds of chickens, it all depends on where you live and what birds you can get your hands on.

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The impossible Dream

What would you dare to dream if you knew you would not fail? Several weeks ago I was watching the NFL Draft. This is an annual event in which the NFL selects the best college football players in the United States to play professional football at the highest level. As I was looking at this, there was one player in particular that caught my eye. He was six feet five inches tall and weighed two hundred and sixty five pounds. He was a big, tough guy! That is why his response to being selected caught my attention. He started crying! He was so excited that he couldn’t stand up when his name was called. What would make this tough guy cry? He had achieved the impossible dream.

This was a dream he had since he was a little boy. This was a dream that kept him awake at night. This was a dream he thought about every day. What is your impossible dream? I have discovered that all impossible dreams have one thing in common. To do that you have to overcome what I call the “Amazing Statistic.” The staggering statistic is in place because often on the journey towards your dream you meet a host of people who share the same aspiration as you do. This large group makes for an amazing statistic. For example, there are 9,000 people who play college football at its highest level. Of those 9,000 there will only be 215 that will be drafted in the NFL. That is an amazing statistic. Your dream may be to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The average Fortune 500 company has more than 100,000 employees, but only one CEO. That is an amazing statistic. So the question is how do I achieve my impossible dream and beat the staggering statistic? I will share with you the two things you need to achieve your dream. I call them the “two rights” of achieving dreams.

The first right to the achievement of dreams is the correct philosophy. The correct philosophy is the belief that all things are possible. It takes the right philosophy because the staggering statistics will make your dream seem impossible. The key to having the right philosophy is to know and accept your purpose. Your purpose is what makes your dream possible. We are all born with a destiny and a purpose to fulfill. You are the only one who can achieve your specific purpose. Knowing and accepting your purpose will move you to the front of the line and allow you to overcome the amazing statistics. That reminds me of an experience I had at the airport when I was trying to catch an early flight. I got to the terminal only to find many people in line ahead of me trying to do the same thing as me. I was sure I would miss my flight! Then I saw my good friend Paul near the front of the line. He gestured for me to go ahead. We hugged, he left me in front of him, and I made my flight. Our purpose is like my friend Paul. When he finds out and adopts it, he will move to the front of the line and ahead of others trying to do what you are doing. Knowing and embracing your purpose will allow you to have the right philosophy.

The second right to the achievement of dreams is the correct perspective. The right perspective will come from selecting a mentor who has done what you are trying to do. Finding a good mentor has two advantages. First, you directly benefit from the mentor’s experience and perspective. Second, they will help you change your perspective. This is important because sometimes our delayed dreams are a direct result of our inability to change. I am reminded of a YouTube video I saw the other day about a blind man who was homeless and begging on the street. He had a sign in front of him that said “Help, I’m blind.” People passed him every day without giving him money. This became a constant pattern. One day, a lady walks up, turns her sign over, writes something on it, and walks away from her. Suddenly, people were reading what he wrote and donating money. His glass was now full of money. I watched this video surprisingly and wondered; “What’s on that sign?” Suddenly the camera snapped on the sign which was changed to read “It’s a beautiful day and I can’t see it”. The lady was an effective mentor to the blind man because she helped him change his perspective. Once she changed her perspective, she was able to change her outcome. When we have the right perspective, we will get closer to our dreams.

The first right to the achievement of dreams is the correct philosophy, the second right is the correct perspective. As I finish, I am reminded of the story of a young man named Craig who brings these two points home. Craig had a difficult childhood. He spoke with a lisp and slurred words. The other children made fun of him constantly for the way he talked about him. Then things went from bad to worse for Craig. When he was ten years old, a friend of his father’s told him that when he talked, he sounded like Daffy Duck and that he should shut up. This event had a dramatic impact on him and he did his best to avoid speaking in public. Well, this sad story has a happy ending. In 1999, Craig won the Toastmasters International World Speaking Championship, and today Craig Valentine is a successful motivational speaker who speaks around the world. What was Craig’s secret to success? First, he had the right philosophy. Craig’s dream was to win the world championship and he believed it was possible even when everyone made fun of him. Second, he had the right perspective. Craig wanted to be the world champion, so he selected a mentor who had been a previous world champion. The mentor helped him change his perspective, overcome the staggering statistic, and achieve his dream. I have good news for you today. If it worked for Craig, it’ll work for you. If you have the right philosophy and the right perspective, you can achieve the impossible dream.

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Mountain Biker’s Map Guide to the Philadelphia Area: Book Review

Just the other day, I was talking to an acquaintance about high-tech bike gear. Specifically, we struck up a conversation about portable tire pumps, the small, lightweight ratchet-type pumps you can take with you in case you get a flat tire on the highway or on a trail in the middle of nowhere. They only weigh a few ounces, not even a whole pound. But they sure come in handy if you get a flat tire, have it fixed, and need to re-inflate it to continue your journey.

After finishing that conversation, I realized how much I love getting out and mountain biking on the trails near where I live. Unfortunately here in California we’ve had a few fires, and one of my favorite trails has literally burned to the ground, it smells like you’re riding through a burnt-out barbecue, it’s ugly and looks like hell. Although one doesn’t know what hell is like, I think you could say the same thing if you looked at it this way.

One of the coolest things I like to do when I travel is rent a mountain bike, or borrow one from a friend, and find out what kind of trails are nearby, trails you could explore on a mountain bike. In fact, there is a very good book on mountain bike trails in the Philadelphia area. This is a Falcon map guide, it is a book that I have that I would like to recommend to you. The name of the book is;

“Mountain Biking in the Greater Philadelphia Area: A Guide to the Delaware Valley’s Best Off-Road Bike Rides”, by Bob D’ Antonio, Falcon Press, Guilford, CT, 2004, 223 pages, ISBN: 0-7627-2806-X.

This book comes with all the information you need. It tells you where each trailhead is, how to get there, where to park, the number of hills, the number of miles, and hints at what equipment you might need and how long it might take to complete it based on your abilities and physical strength. Each trail also displays an elevation graph like they do on Tour de France stages where you can look and see on a graph how many feet of elevation you go up and down as you travel.

If you are going to do any type of mountain biking in the greater Philadelphia area, then you need to get this book as well. It is not very expensive, but it is essential. Please consider all this and think about it.

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Boutique and Low-key: Yorkville Toronto Luxury Condominium Buildings Under 50 Suites

There are a handful of luxury condominium buildings in Yorkville Toronto that have fewer than fifty suites. Ownership has its privileges, as privacy and discretion are built-in standard features of these luxury boutique buildings. Often one does not know their exact location, as their discreet private entrances provide the only evidence that they exist. Unlike their high-rise counterparts, the floor plans and architecture of the suites in luxury boutique buildings tend to be more original, pleasing, and innovative, with many suites occupying full or half floors. Luxury boutique buildings also provide owners with an intimate living environment. A smaller but more dedicated building staff can focus on the personal needs of each individual resident. However, this privacy and discretion comes at a price. Living large in a luxury boutique building in Yorkville costs more. Maintenance fees are higher than in larger buildings, since there are fewer unit owners to share the costs of building amenities and upkeep.

No. 155 Cumberland Street Fifteen Suites Since the early 1960s, a unique two-story penthouse stood atop the office tower at 130 Bloor Street West. Accessed from a discreet entrance in Cumberland, it belonged to philanthropists and socialite couple Rose and Noah Torno. The 10,000 square foot penthouse was designed in the modernist style of famed American architect Philip Johnson with large windows and grand floor plans. In creating N 155 Cumberland Street, the development team retained Torno’s two-story penthouse on levels 13 and 14 and built it up and down creating high-end residences that reflected the architectural design and quality of this original penthouse. The existing 11th and 12th floors were converted from office space into five condominium suites. Seven new levels, adding an additional nine suites, were also built on top of the original penthouse creating an irregular tower clad in limestone. Residents use the same private entrance that the Tornos did, which opens into a luxurious lobby with two private express elevators. All suites have large terraces or balconies and outdoor barbecues are allowed. The ceiling heights are eleven feet and the penthouse and sub-penthouse levels have twelve foot ceiling heights. Interior finishes were done by builder Joe Brennan with suites featuring floor-to-ceiling unobstructed windows and radiant in-floor heating. N 155 Cumberland Street Services: Concierge, Security Guard, Visitor Parking.

The Hazelton Private Residences 118 Yorkville Avenue Sixteen Suites Residents can take advantage of all the amenities of the five-star Hazelton Hotel, including Mark McEwan’s “ONE Restaurant.” Hotel suites are located on floors 2-4. Private residences are located on floors 5-9 and are accessed via a private resident elevator. All suites feature minimum ten foot ceilings and have fully individual controlled heating and air conditioning year round. The smallest size suite is 2,815 square feet and the largest is the Penthouse at 8,100 square feet. Amenities at The Hazelton: 24 hour concierge, valet parking, 24 hour room service, indoor lap pool, full service spa and fitness center, private screening room, and meeting facilities.

The Windsor Arms Condominium Residences 22 St. Thomas Street Twenty four suites Situated along the designer shopping stretch of Bloor Street known as the “Mink Mile”, the private residences sit above the four floors of the Windsor Arms Hotel. The Windsor Arms Condominium Residences has its own separate entrance from the street with a foyer and private elevators. Just two suites per floor, all units have nine-foot-six-inch ceilings, individually controlled heating and air-conditioning systems, and fireplaces. Residents have access to all of the five-star luxury hotel amenities, including the Courtyard Cafe, Club 22, Tea Room, 24-hour room service, housekeeping, salon, and spa services. Suites range in size from a 1,350 square foot single bedroom suite with all other units over 2,800 square feet and a nearly 5,000 square foot full-floor penthouse. Windsor Arms amenities: 24-hour concierge, valet parking, private party room, pool and steam room, exercise room

House Museum 206 Bloor Street West Twenty Six Suites currently under construction A unique and intimate building of limestone, metal and glass located opposite the Crystal of the Royal Ontario Museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind. Maximum of two units per floor with some units occupying entire floors. Like the 32-story Exhibit Residences next door, Museum House suites face north or south, giving residents clear panoramic views. Ceiling heights are a minimum of ten feet and full floor suites feature eleven foot ceilings. All suites have fireplaces and large outdoor terraces. Suites range in size from 1,942 square feet to the 5,620 square foot 2-story penthouse with 4 terraces, outdoor spa, and a private indoor elevator. Each residence is pre-wired for Bang & Olufsen audio and video. House Museum services: 24-hour concierge, valet parking, individual elevator access to each suite, gym, guest suite, meeting room.

The St. Thomas 2 St. Thomas Street Forty-eight Suites pre construction Located at the southwest corner of St. Thomas and Charles Street West, 2 St. Thomas Street will be a contemporary residential tower anchored by a two-story black granite podium designed by architect Hariri Pontarini. The two-story podium houses the party room, wine room, private dining room, business facilities, catering kitchen, and reading room. The indoor pool and gym are located on the third level. Suite ceiling heights range from 10′ to 11’6″ depending on the floor and the penthouse level has 12′ ceiling heights. All suites include a minimum of one parking space and residences over 1,700 square feet have two parking spaces. One storage locker is also included with each residence and is located in the underground parking garage. A high-efficiency air handling unit in each suite provides year-round heating and air conditioning. Fireplace, a wall-mounted safe and Miele kitchen and laundry appliances.Suites range in size from 1,373 square feet to full-floor residences of 6,217 square feet.Minto has plans to build Six St. Thomas, an 11-story luxury rental residence just north of The St. Thomas.The St. Thomas amenities: 24-hour concierge, valet parking, doorman, party room, wine room, private dining room, shopping center, kitchen catering, reading room, indoor pool with outdoor sundeck, gym, two furnished guest suites on the 4th floor.

No. 8 Sultan Street Twenty-five Suites Located directly across from the Windsor Arms Hotel, this is where Yorkville and Bloor Street’s luxury designer shops meet. All suites at 8 Sultan have private balconies, gas fireplaces, nine foot ceilings. The penthouses are on two levels with ten foot ceilings and have private rooftop terraces. All suites include at least one parking space and heating and air conditioning are provided by an engineered system that allows heating or cooling to be activated in any season. Suites range in size from 1,178-square-foot two-bedroom units to 3,100-plus-square-foot penthouses. 8 Sultan St Services: Concierge 1:00pm-9:00pm daily, fully equipped gym with access from the 2nd floor.

The Renaissance Court 164 Cumberland Street Thirty-one suites While Renaissance Court may not offer the extras in services and amenities of luxury boutique buildings in Yorkville, it makes up for it in affordability, providing a less expensive option for those on a smaller budget who like the idea of ​​living in Yorkville in a smaller, more intimate building. Ideally located just south of the Hazelton Hotel and next door to the Four Seasons Hotel, the entrance to this low-key building is on the courtyard walkway between Yorkville Avenue and Cumberland Street. The lobby of the Renaissance Court is located on the first floor and the units occupy floors four through seven and feature one and two bedroom suites. Sizes range from the smallest one bedroom at 1,155 square feet to the largest suite comprised of two units together at over 3,000 square feet. Many suites have fireplaces. Seventh-floor penthouse-level suites have skylights, and some lucky units located on the fourth floor have terraces. Each unit has its own heat pump giving residents individual control of heating and cooling. At Renaissance Court, rental parking is available to all residents and there is also a 24-hour concierge.

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Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in Singapore

If you love Chinese dishes, congratulations! Singapore is a fantastic place for Chinese food with an amazing menu of options. With more than 80 different styles of cuisine, unique and delicious Chinese dishes have contributed greatly to the richness of the cuisine here. You will see many Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew and Hainanese restaurants throughout Singapore.

By having Chinese dishes, you will always feel the harmony between the yin and yang qualities of the food through the combination of ingredients. Chinese cuisine also maintains its belief in the symbolic properties of food, such as noodles for longevity, oysters for good fortune, and fish for prosperity. This creates the soul of Chinese dishes and is the reason why people fall in love with Chinese cuisine.

Here I recommend the Top 5 Chinese Restaurants in Singapore for lovers of Chinese cuisine as well as those who want to try Singaporean food.

Royal China Restaurant at Raffles

Operated by a London-based restaurateur, Royal China is an excellent international Chinese restaurant located in Raffles, a famous old hotel in Singapore. Royal China at Raffles offers affordable Cantonese cuisine, especially famous for its Dim Sum, and the restaurant is a good place for dining, family dining, and business dining. It is located at 1 Beach Road, #03-09 Raffles Hotel, Singapore 189673.

Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant

Wah Lok is one of the iconic Cantonese restaurants in Singapore serving traditional Cantonese cuisine with the influence of Hong Kong style. Not only bringing the amazing flavors of Hong Kong cuisine, the experienced team of Hong Kong chefs at Wah Lok also create and introduce new delicacies to Singaporeans and tourists. The restaurant is located at Carlton Hotel, 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558.

Hai Tien Lo Restaurant

Transformed from a rooftop restaurant with a spectacular view of the skyline to a stunning contemporary oriental dining room on the third floor of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Hai Tien Lo has never changed in the quality of its dishes and services. An award-winning restaurant, Hai Tien Lo serves traditional Cantonese food with a contemporary twist. It is located at 7 Raffles Boulevard, #03-00 Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore 039595.

Min Jiang Restaurant in One-North

Being in an elegant and spacious two-story black and white colonial bungalow, Min Jiang at One-Nort is a fine-dining Chinese restaurant nestled in lush greenery. The restaurant offers authentic Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine with Beijing Duck as its signature dish. The restaurant is located at One – North 5 Rochester Park, Singapore.

Cherry Garden Restaurant

Cherry Garden is one of the most beautiful restaurants in Singapore, designed according to Feng Shui with charred teak paneling, white walls and slate floors. Against a splendid oriental background, authentic Cantonese dishes are offered with a modern artistic twist. Cherry Garden won The Miele Guide’s Asia’s Best Restaurants award in 2011 and 2012. It is located at 5 Raffles Avenue, 5F Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

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A brief introduction to artificial intelligence

We all know that Siri, Google Now and Cortana are intelligent digital personal assistants on various platforms (iOS, Android and Windows Mobile). In short, they help to find useful information when you ask for it with your voice; you can say “Where is the nearest Indian restaurant?”, “What’s on my schedule today?”, “Remind me to call mom or dad at eight o’clock”, and the assistant will respond by finding information, relaying information from your phone or send commands to other apps.

AI is important in these apps as they collect information about your requests and use that information to better recognize your speech and provide you with results that are tailored to your preferences. Microsoft says Cortana “continuously learns about its user” and will eventually develop the ability to anticipate user needs. Virtual personal assistants process a large amount of data from a variety of sources to learn about users and be more effective in helping them organize and track their information.

Your smartphone, calculator, video games, car, bank, and home use artificial intelligence on a daily basis; sometimes it’s obvious what you’re doing, like when you’re asking Siri for directions to the nearest gas station. Sometimes it’s less obvious, like when you make an abnormal purchase with your credit card and don’t get a fraud alert from your bank. AI is everywhere and it is making a huge difference in our lives every day.

So, we can say that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the branch of computer science that emphasizes the development of intelligent machines that think and work like humans. For example, speech recognition, problem solving, learning and planning. Today, Artificial Intelligence is a very popular topic that is widely discussed in technology and business circles. Many industry experts and analysts argue that AI or machine learning is the future, but if we look around us, we are convinced that it is not the future, it is the present.

Yes, the technology is in its early stages and more and more companies are investing resources in machine learning, indicating strong growth in AI products and applications soon. Artificial intelligence or artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems.

What is the use of AI?

Vision systems. The need to interpret, fully understand and make sense of visual input into the computer, i.e. AI is used to try to interpret and understand an image: industrial use, military, satellite photo interpretation.

What is the purpose of AI?

When AI researchers began to pursue the goal of artificial intelligence, a primary concern was human reasoning… The specific functions that are programmed for a computer can account for many of the requirements that enable it to match human intelligence.

What is an ASI artificial intelligence?

A superintelligence is a hypothetical agent possessing an intelligence far superior to that of the most brilliant and gifted human minds.

What is the goal of AI?

Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving.” General intelligence is one of the long-term goals of the field.

What are the different types of AI?

We need to overcome the limits that define the four different types of artificial intelligence, the barriers that separate the machines from us, and us from them.

AI Type I: Reactive Machines

AI type II: limited memory

AI Type III: Theory of Mind

AI type IV: self-awareness

Is machine vision part of AI?

Artificial intelligence and machine vision share other topics, such as pattern recognition and learning techniques. Consequently, machine vision is sometimes considered part of the field of artificial intelligence, or the field of computing in general.

Is machine learning the same as artificial intelligence?

Increasingly, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are emerging as solutions for data management. The two are often used interchangeably, and while there are some parallels, they are not the same.

What are the fields of artificial intelligence?

Application list

· Optical character recognition.

· Handwriting recognition.

Speech recognition.

· Face recognition.

· Artificial creativity.

Computer Vision, Virtual Reality and Image Processing.

Diagnosis (AI)

Game Theory and Strategic Planning.

How important is Artificial Intelligence?

AI is the machines that are designed and programmed in such a way that they think and act like humans. Artificial Intelligence becomes the important part of our daily life. AI changes our lives because this technology is used in a wide area of ​​day-to-day services.

For most of us, the most obvious results of the enhanced powers of AI are cool new devices and experiences, like smart speakers or the ability to unlock your iPhone with your face. But AI is poised to reinvent other areas of life, too. One is health care. Hospitals in India are testing software that checks images of a person’s retina for signs of diabetic retinopathy, a condition often diagnosed too late to prevent vision loss. Machine learning is vital to autonomous driving projects, where it enables a vehicle to make sense of its surroundings. Artificial intelligence is already present in many applications, from search algorithms and tools you use every day to bionic limbs for the disabled.

Sometimes it seems like every other website, app or productivity tool cites AI as the secret ingredient in their recipe for success. What’s less common is an explanation of what AI is, why it’s so cool, and how companies are leveraging it to deliver better user experiences. If you don’t know much about AI, the absence of an explanation can be confusing. Today, the field of artificial intelligence is more vibrant than ever, and some believe that we are on the threshold of discoveries that could irreversibly change human society, for better or worse.

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Traffic tickets: it’s not the end of the world

Let’s be honest. Even the most careful drivers make mistakes. Even the most cautious among us are sometimes stopped by the police when they pull out that dreaded traffic ticket book and remind you of your misdeeds. So what do you do once they write you for a ticket? Well, the last thing you should do is panic. As we mentioned earlier, getting a ticket is not the end of the world. Here are some traffic ticket tips to keep in mind if, by some cruel twist of fate, you happen to receive one.

People basically have two options when they are issued a ticket. They can admit their crime and pay the stipulated fine (or pay their fine even if they know they are right, just to get things over with) or contest the charge in court. Now, the first option may seem the most sensible. After all, short cases can get quite complicated and take a long time to solve. So why not swallow your pride, pay what’s due, and get back on schedule when it comes to your life?

Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as that. People with traffic tickets in their name may have a hard time getting good insurance rates. In some cases, it could also cause your driver’s license to be suspended. So, as you can see, what seems like a very basic and easy way out of a sticky situation, isn’t it so basic and easy after all? It could lead to complications that you would certainly want to avoid.

The most sensible way to avoid these complications after receiving traffic tickets is to hire a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Or better yet, why not hire a paralegal and save some money? Off the record, we know of many people who have gotten out of situations more difficult than simple traffic tickets with the help of the right legal assistant, so it might be a good idea to do some research and get some quotes. Sure, they may not be real lawyers, but they know the ins and outs of the legal system and could get you out of trouble without having to compromise your integrity and, in the case of commercial vehicle drivers, your employment status.

With that in mind, the latter option is usually a bit more expensive than the cost of paying most traffic tickets. But consider the benefits of hiring a paralegal: You’ll spend less than you would with a lawyer, and you’ll have someone knowledgeable about the legal system and someone who knows how to negotiate a deal in your favor. Plus, you can keep your driver’s license, enjoy lower insurance premiums, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing your record is still clean.

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The performance matrix

The reality is that there are big differences in individual performance. Statements like “she does the work of three people” or “he’s worth his weight in gold” are often more truth than myth. The best managers recognize this and go to great lengths to identify and promote top performers and develop or eliminate underperformers. People’s decisions—who to hire, who to fire, who to promote, who to spend time with—make or break most leaders.

To assist in this process, a Performance Matrix can be applied periodically (semi-annually or annually) as the basis for recruiting, performance appraisal, and talent reviews.

Most performance appraisal rituals consist of annual numerical rating systems that provide little insight into how to actually classify and differentiate employee contributions. However, effective leaders and managers intuitively know that seemingly comparable employees, with comparable pay scales, often make vastly different levels of contribution. It is not uncommon to hear phrases like “that person is worth at least twice that other person.” Why is this? And how can we develop performance appraisal systems that encourage and recognize these dramatic differences in individual contribution?

First, we must recognize that a clear distinction must be made between the contributions of self-centered people and those of people who are more focused on the well-being of the organization as a whole. While everyone acts at some level out of self-interest, some people act primarily out of self-interest and can’t really contribute to any discussion of the well-being of the entire organization without reference (explicitly or implicitly) to their own needs. This is what we mean by self-centered people.

Self-centered people are pretty easy to spot. They are the ones who will distort the dialogue, no matter the topic, in any way necessary to be able to tell you what they think or talk about their background. They love to tell you what they know and, frankly, aren’t very willing to listen to what you might know. They often start with the assumption that they have the answer. They overgeneralize from their own experience to grand theories of the universe. Especially if they are in high-level positions, they expect administrative staff to bow to their every whim. Finally, they are much more likely to be men than women.

Self-centered people believe that the world revolves around them and that’s the way it should. Their need to consider their own personal agenda when solving any organizational problem is often much more apparent to those they interact with than they realize.

The significance of all of this for our purposes here is that it turns out that self-centered people make lousy leaders and managers. There are many reasons for this:

Self-centered people tend to blame others for failures, rather than accept responsibility, and this, of course, makes it impossible to establish a constructive learning organization.

They find it impossible to have a genuine dialogue on any organizational issue without explicitly or implicitly inserting their own personal agenda.

Great leaders learn to love the people they work with, both their peers and those who work for them. Self-centered people love themselves first and everyone else a distant second, if at all. Potential followers sense this, and emotionally pull as far away from self-centered leaders as possible. Simply put, people know whether or not their boss cares about them, and there’s no way the boss is going to fake that. No matter who thinks he should lead, no one will really follow a self-centered boss over the hill.

The actions of self-centered leaders are primarily driven by increasing their organizational power base or personal financial returns, rather than improving the market power and effectiveness of the organization as a whole.

This brings us to the second dimension on which individual contributions can be evaluated: the level of production and results that the individual can deliver, either directly or through managing their work group. It is a fact of organizational life that individuals vary greatly on this dimension. Based on your values, attitude, talent, life circumstances, knowledge and experience, we could think of three levels of performance:

high performance artists. These are people who can be counted on to consistently perform a large amount of work per unit of time. High performers are often internally driven, as evidenced by personal stories in which they have achieved high performance over a period of years regardless of the organizational context.

Solid Performers. These are people who can be counted on to deliver results that exceed acceptable organizational standards.

weak performers. These are individuals whose individual contributions do not measure up to the organization’s standards. Often these people can “talk a good game” but, when it comes time to deliver, the results are nowhere to be found.

By bringing together these dimensions of performance, a performance matrix can be used to classify and differentiate the various levels of individual contribution to organizations:

Headaches are weak performers who are also self-centered. These are the people who not only complain, but add marginal or negative value to the organization. Turning headache individuals into valuable organizational artists is a low-probability proposition. The solution for these people is simple to conceive, though not always so simple to implement: They need to leave the organization, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

Heartbreaks are also weak performers, but have the best interests of the organization in mind. The challenge with headaches is providing them with the skills training, performance goals, and mentoring support to enable them to improve their performance. Distressed people who can become valued professionals are some of the most loyal employees an organization has. On the other hand, angsts who are unwilling to acknowledge performance gaps or unable to improve their performance should go. These are some of the most difficult actions for a conscientious manager to take, because he knows that the employee really wanted to succeed. The best organizations do everything they can to give heartaches every chance to succeed, before concluding that they can’t.

Cowboys and cowgirls are employees who think primarily of themselves, but can still deliver results. In high-tech companies, the classic example of this is the renegade programmer who produces working software, but refuses to follow any kind of structured process for doing so. Salespeople who send the message “don’t tell me how to sell, don’t ask me to follow a process, let me sell” are another example. The underlying assumption of Cowboys and Cowgirls is that “results are all that matter.” The problem with tolerating these people is that their interpretation of the results is too limited, if the organization only focuses on that achieves the goal achieved does not pay attention to as achieved, then nothing has been learned to ensure that the results can be repeated (or improved upon) in the future.

Professionals are people who show up to work every day, work hard, care about the best interests of the organization, and deliver results. They are the “backbone” of the organization. Retaining professionals and identifying and mentoring those who can become Business Builders is truly a make-or-break proposition for many organizations in today’s knowledge-rich, talent-poor economy. In the knowledge-based organization, many of the company’s real assets are in the brains of these professionals. Only when those brains are actively engaged does the organization have a chance to succeed.

Rock stars in organizations generally behave like rock stars on VH1. They love being on stage, showing everyone how much they know. They crave attention and tend to dominate (and often ruin) meetings where the organization is really trying to get something done. They are very bad at sharing ownership of a task (how many rock stars really like to share the stage?). They have fun showing off how smart they are, and will go out of their way to orchestrate situations to get a chance to do so. Sometimes they’re not so subtle about it; One of us once had a classmate who was a classic rock star get up from his chair at a board meeting, grab the presentation pointer out of our hand in the middle of a sentence, and begin to wrap up the presentation.

The most annoying thing about rock stars is that, in a knowledge-based company, you need some of them. They simply bring too much talent for high-performance individual contribution, and often too much experience to dispose of. However, you need them on the correct paper. Here is a guideline that is very important and very simple: rock stars should not have any working for them. As we’ve seen, all self-centered people make lousy leaders and managers, and rock stars are some of the worst, because really believe they are good at almost everything. (The best managers start out with the belief that they have something to learn from their direct reports—this is heresy for a rock star.) We have seen this guideline violated many times, with enormously destructive consequences for the organization, probably because rock stars have charismatic personalities that on the surface suggest that they ought be good leaders. Instead, rock stars belong in staff roles or individual contributor roles within a line organization, where a strong leader above them can maximize their contribution and minimize their damage.

The most important professional development is that which turns Professionals into Business Builders. The other major development focus is turning Heartaches, Cowboys, and Cowgirls pros. On rare occasions, rock stars can also become business builders, but this usually doesn’t happen because the rock star gets too much ego gratification from his stage performance. (They are too busy attending to these ego needs to spend much time with others.)

Operationalization of the Performance Matrix

Use The Performance Matrix in your recruiting process. The best employee development system is to get the right people on the bus in the first place.

Use The Performance Matrix in your talent review process and performance appraisal system. Categorize each employee in the performance matrix. Set specific goals for what percentage of your employees should be professionals, business builders, and rock stars.

Use The Performance Matrix in your employee development system. Give your cowboy employees every opportunity to become professionals by communicating the visions, strategies, goals, and programs that represent the vision centered on the organization. Give your Heartache employees every opportunity to become professionals by defining outcomes, leveraging their strengths, and helping them find the right fit.

Don’t tolerate the self-centered behavior of cowboys and cowgirls, even though they may be generating narrowly defined short-term results. It won’t pay off in the long run, and the short-term consequences of self-centered actions are more serious than you might think.

Don’t let Rock Stars direct or direct anyone. Ever.

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Why energy efficient windows are a clear choice

Real quick… Here are seven reasons to install energy efficient windows:

  • save energy
  • Save money by using less heating or cooling
  • Add to the appearance of the house
  • Protect interior furnishings in a home from fading
  • High impact resistance
  • Make outside noise less audible
  • Insulate your home better, keeping it warm in winter and cool in summer

With reasons like these, it’s no wonder energy efficient windows are all the rage. If your windows need to be repaired or even replaced, consider installing energy efficient windows.

How exactly do I choose energy efficient windows?

When choosing energy efficient windows, you want to look for windows that are Energy Star certified.

Energy Star was developed by the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the government program is to help individuals and organizations protect the environment through energy efficiency. The standard does not only apply to windows, but also to other products.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll take a look at windows that are Energy Star certified. What makes Windows Energy Star certified? Any Energy Star product, including windows, must meet the following criteria:

  • Have an NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) label. The NFRC tests the quality of the insulation of the entire window.
  • Be 40% more efficient than the product typically requires under most building codes.
  • Reduce energy bills by up to 15%.

However, customers cannot simply rely on the Energy Star label to choose a good energy efficient window. An important consideration for consumers is selecting windows that are appropriate for the area of ​​the country in which they live. Energy Star labels windows in three ways:

  • “N” for northern climates
  • “S” for southern climates
  • “C” for central climates

All three types of windows are designed to address heating or cooling concerns in each climate: North Central Heating Primarily, South Central Cooling Primarily, and North Central and South Central Heating and Cooling.

How Energy Efficient Windows Make Your Home Better In addition to saving energy, energy efficient windows are particularly great in states where it can be very cold. These windows work to make homes warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer, which becomes particularly evident in states with very cold winters and states with extremely hot summers. With these windows insulating well, homeowners spend less on heating and cooling bills. Energy efficient windows also enhance a home due to their attractive appearance, although not all energy efficient windows are created equal. Homeowners have options regarding the main parts of the window, such as the frame, panels, and spacers.

window parts

  • The frame

Look for windows that have fiberglass, wood composites, or vinyl because these materials are better for insulating. One downside to using wood material for framing is that wood can be difficult to maintain and often needs painting after a few years. Therefore, if you choose to frame your windows with wood material, it is recommended that you get vinyl or aluminum siding to cover the wood frame.

  • window panes

If you’re wondering if multiple window panes are better than just one, remember the phrase ‘Two is better than one’ or ‘The more the merrier’. Two glass panels with a space between them filled with air, krypton, or argon insulate better than a single glass panel. Certain Energy Star windows have windows with three or more panes of glass, which do the best job of insulating and have the highest impact resistance, as well as better energy efficiency. Another benefit of multiple panes is that they keep out outside noise better than a single pane of glass.

  • Low-E glass coating

Low-E coating is a special coating on the window that is great to have. It reflects infrared light to keep you warm outside in summer and inside in winter. It also reflects ultraviolet light to protect a home’s interior furnishings from fading.

  • warm edge spacers

Warm edge spacers are great for reducing heat flow and preventing condensation. Made of foam, steel, fiberglass or vinyl, they keep the glass panes of a window the proper distance apart.

There are many brands of energy efficient windows to choose from. Manufacturers include those like Accent Windows, Andersen, Cascade Windows, CertainTeed, Gorell, Marvin, Winstrom, and many more. Home improvement companies select which manufacturer brand they would like to make available to their customers. For example, Highland Windows, a Hartford-based Connecticut home improvement company (http://www.allaroundthehome.com/ct/hartford/) is licensed to install Alside, another manufacturer of energy-efficient windows, which it has won the Energy Star Window of the Year Award three times.

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