7 Versatile Skills Women Need to Succeed at Anything

Let’s face it – there are a lot of skills out there that you don’t necessarily need to learn in order to feel fulfilled. You can go without knowing how to sew, garden, scrapbook, or even bake. Yes, they are useful skills to have, but they aren’t absolutely necessary in today’s society.    LearningSkills

However, there are other skills that women must know that can’t be neglected. These are skills that are imperative because they are part of every aspect of your daily life. For example, you can’t get very far if you don’t know how to use a cell phone. And, in fact, it is generally assumed that most people know how to email.

Today, we are going to focus on the seven conventionally applicable skills that are often neglected but critical for women to succeed at anything. So let’s dive in…

1. Being Positive
Our world is constantly evolving, so much so that it can make any woman’s head spin! From time to time every woman I know has wanted to throw her hands up in the air and just give in to feeling grouchy! However, research has proven that we often feel a certain way because of how we act. Interesting isn’t it? So how does a woman stay positive when things are constantly changing and feeling overwhelming?

Women who view our revolving world as a constant opportunity to learn and evolve will stay positive no matter what life throws their way. If this isn’t your forte, don’t worry. Start with smiling and finding one positive thing to focus on each day. Decide that this very hour something is going to be great, and it will be. Try it – you’ll see! The positivity skill will become your best friend.

2. Analytical Thinking and Information Analysis
Sorting through all the information thrown at us on a daily basis and objectively analyzing and prioritizing it can be mindboggling and overwhelming. The art is to develop the imperative skill of sorting through the information, evaluating it, and then determining how it relates to every aspect of your life. Once a woman has developed this ability, she can pretty much do anything and achieve optimal success. The first step is to determine whether the information is worthy of analysis. If so, then categorize it into “good,” “better,” and “best” categories, and practice your technique on the “best” information first.

3. Time Management and Prioritization
Even though women are known for multitasking, it can become a daunting task to wade through, efficiently tackle, and prioritize your tasks. And if the success of your business and personal life depends on the universal skill of effective time management, then you need to figure it out quickly!

Time management means managing your time – not the other way around. You are in control. Don’t let the world around you dictate your life. Prioritize your tasks, and delegate or get rid of the ones that don’t fit into your “best” category. Then schedule blocks of time for you to tackle the most important tasks during your peak performance times. Your productivity and ability to implement effectively will increase profoundly.

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Eat grapes to reduce body-wide inflammation and organ damage

Research just presented at the Experimental Biology conference held in Boston this week reveals that “grapes” contain powerful health promoting properties. Specifically, natural components known as polyphenols appear to protect against organ damage Grapescollectionassociated with the progression of metabolic syndrome – a group of conditions that occurs together and includes high blood pressure, abdominal fat and elevated cholesterol levels.

The study, headed by scientist E. Mitchell Seymour, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan Health System, looked at the effects of a high fat, American-style diet both with and without “grapes” on the heart, liver, kidneys, and fat tissue in obesity-prone rats. The grapes used were a blend of red, green and black varieties freeze-dried into a grape powder and mixed into the animals’ diets for three months.

The results? After just three months of a grape-enriched diet, inflammatory markers throughout the animals’ bodies were dramatically reduced — most significantly in the liver and in abdominal fat tissue. What’s more, there was also a reduction in liver, kidney and abdominal fat weight, compared with those consuming the control diet with no “grapes.” The grape diet increased markers of antioxidant defense, particularly in the liver and kidneys, as well.

Grapes help fight inflammation and oxidative stress

“Our study suggests that a grape-enriched diet may play a critical role in protecting against metabolic syndrome and the toll it takes on the body and its organs,” Dr. Seymour said in a media statement. “Both inflammation and oxidative stress play a role in cardiovascular disease progression and organ dysfunction in type 2 diabetes. Grape intake impacted both of these components in several tissues which is a very promising finding.”

Research by the University of Michigan scientists on “grapes,” previously reported in NaturalNews, also found eating grapes could dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure, helping heal signs of heart muscle damage and improve heart function. Published in the Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences, the study concluded the high level of naturally occurring antioxidants present in grapes reduces potentially harmful cell-damaging free radical activity in the body. A ground-breaking pilot study, led by Robert Krikorian, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has found that drinking the juice of  “grapes” appears to stave off memory decline in older adults, as well.

I love grapes, this is really good news to me. To read more articles like this one and others, click on the link below.

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Scientific paper that announced high levels of lead in rice suddenly retracted!

A recent scientific paper that concluded imported rice was heavily contaminated with lead has been suddenly withdrawn by its author. Natural News has confirmed from the author, Monmouth University Chemistry Professor Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, that the “scientific paper” is recalled until further notice.Brown-Rice-In-Glass-Container
The paper  found that some sources of rice, including rice from China, were contaminated with as much as 12,000% more lead than allowed under current safety limits for children.

The story was widely published across the media, including Natural News. Its findings, after all, were consistent with many other findings about the contamination of foods grown in heavily polluted countries. So no one thought the conclusions might be in doubt. When we hear about “scientists” conducted metals analysis in foods, we tend to think they know what they’re doing, right?

The authors themselves discovered worrisome discrepancies on “scientific papers,” when they sent the samples to a third-party lab for verification. Why the Tongesayi team did not conduct third-party lab verification before announcing the results has not been explained.

Analysis machine somehow produced flawed data

According to their own announcement about their findings:

We measured the levels of lead in rice that is imported into the U.S. using XRF and the data was validated using a NIST1568a reference sample. Lead levels ranged from 5.95 +/- 0.72 to 11.9 +/- 0.6 mg/kg and the calculated Daily Exposure amounts were significantly higher than the Provisional Total Tolerable Intakes for all age groups.

Translation: What they’re basically saying is that they found lead at levels of 6 to 12 ppm in rice. But as you’ll see below, these numbers are completely wrong.

2012 tests from Consumer Reports reveal roughly 1,000 times LOWER levels of lead in rice

Here’s another clue worth considering in all this. In 2012, Consumer Reports published results of its lead analysis of 223 brands of rice. They also measured arsenic and cadmium in rice.

If you click the link above, the chart you’ll see is shown in parts per BILLION.

It sounds like the  Tongesayi team made a very large mistake in their reporting. To read this article in full, click on the link below.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/039998_imported_rice_lead_contamination_retraction.html#ixzz2RRPdPouP

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