Be yourself and do your best”, I believe that the previous comment has been one of the foundations of any motivational speaker and all the “feel good” movies starring Adam Sandler; unfortunately I’m beginning to discover that this is not real, and that lying and deception are the keys to success. What makes these awful qualities complete is the right wardrobe, and what better attire to use in deception than the “Monkey Suit”.

According to urban slang a monkey suit is “a uniform that one wears to work every day”. Well, when you think about it, you live in a concrete jungle with tall buildings and you’re climbing these buildings and swinging from office to office to get those bananas at the end of the month… Hence: Monkey Suit. Now that we have passed the cartoon images in my head, let’s see what started this topic. Nobody can deny that suits look good, and they can turn heads in meetings and sometimes seal some deals, but the glorified status that the suits have taken compared to the employee’s actual work is very weird.

Society today perceive a person on the way they look, their attitude, sense of humor and showing up early as a sign of discipline (Trained Monkey) and far down the list your actual work lays there; Well not that far but its nowhere near the top. If anyone is familiar with the show “Suits”, there is a character who is a drug dealer but wears a 2000$ suit and no one would ever suspect he is a drug dealer. It’s amazing what this monkey suit can do to people. Now comes the hard question budgeting the bananas you get at the end of the month to buy new suits and still have some left to make yourself a nice banana milk shake at the end of the day for you to enjoy? A real brow raiser. Can I just buy a monkey and leave the suit? It would be cheaper and a heck lot funnier.

Finally, we need to review our priorities in life and begin to digest that the man or woman make the suit not the other way around. And what better way to end this than with a quote from William Arnot a Scottish preacher and theological writer in the 1800s, “If honor be your clothing, the suit will last a lifetime; but if clothing be your honor, it will soon be worn threadbare.”

If you’re not careful, cocktails and other alcoholic beverages can add up to a huge amount of calories. If you’re trying to lose weight (or maintain your current weight), keep the following five tips in mind.

1. The first rule to remember for low calorie drinking applies to drinking in general: Limit your alcoholic beverages. The maximum recommended amount is two per day. If you go above this, you’re adding extra calories to your day as well as perhaps dealing with the problems of drinking too much alcohol. This may not be too much of a problem if you are only drinking occasionally. But if you find it difficult to stay to two drinks per day, you may want to seek professional help.

2. Not only does the quantity of the drinks make a difference in your calorie level, but the quantity of beverage that is in your glass counts as well. Seek out mixed drinks that have a lot of low calorie mixers, or add some water to further dilute the alcohol.

Ask for drinks made with soda water or regular water. If you don’t want to mix water into your drinks, try alternating an alcoholic beverage with a glass of water to dilute the amount of calories in your system.

3. When it comes to filling your glass, you can trick yourself into drinking less by using a lot of ice. If your glass is filled to the brim with ice, you’ll end up putting less of the drink into your glass to begin with. The ice will melt as you drink the beverage and your drink will become naturally diluted. More dilution equals fewer calories, and you’ll automatically drink less. You probably won’t even notice the difference.

4. Watch out for high calorie mixers. Mixed drinks can be tricky because there are a lot of mixers that are very high in calories. Anything sweet, sour or a mixture of both tends to be very high in calories.

There’s a reason those beverages taste good! They are filled with sugar to offset the flavor of the alcohol. Flavored liqueurs can also be chock full of sugar which can significantly raise the level of calories in your drink. If a mixed drink tastes like a dessert, it’s best to just leave it alone. Look for drinks mixed with soda water or regular water for your best low-calorie bet.

5. Finally, you can skip mixed drinks all together and go for an all around lower-calorie beverage choice, such as wine, champagne or light beer. These drinks all have significantly lower calorie levels than mixed drinks. There are some light beers that are just 60 calories per bottle.

Do keep in mind that having a low-calorie beverage isn’t a reason to drink more. It’s a good idea to limit your alcohol consumption to two drinks per day not matter how few calories your drink has.

Working within a kitchen of a restaurant can be very busy and stressful. Depending on the size of the restaurant or how popular the restaurant is, the food orders can be consistent from the opening of the restaurant to the end of the restaurant.

There are several different levels of chefs within all restaurant kitchens and the one which has the best chance of being a head chef when the head chef leaves the business either by retirement or by being sacked, would be the sous chef.

Within the kitchen, a sous chef is the second in command. Whenever the head chef is absent, the sous chef will take his/her place and direct the kitchen staff. As with all chefs, the duty of the role is to prepare and cook food, working with the rest of the kitchen team to produce food within the best standard as possible. The sous chefs responsibility is no different, however they are also required to manage and lead the team as well as assisting chef de parties as and when necessary.

In the head chefs absence, the sous chef will also be responsible for the ordering of stock and fresh produce, reporting all stock and the maintaining within budget. Staff rota would also be the responsibility during the head chefs absence, so is the health and safety and food and hygiene regulations.

The sous chef will have come from the chef de partie level, after a few years or more experience, the chances of promotion to become the future head chef would be working from the bottom up. Not all chefs stay within the same restaurant, depending on the competition of the workers, opportunities elsewhere will always be available.

In order to become a sous chef, it is important to have passed and achieved certain chef qualifications, have a food and hygiene certificate, have previous experience within a similar role and be able to lead and motivate others. Being able to create menus and creativity within foods would be essential for the role as well. Within the job market, there are plenty of different chef roles available; however the numbers of chefs applying for jobs online are much less.

Being on a relationship can be fulfilling. It is fun but sometimes it is heartbreaking. I believe that every person in this world wants to have a successful relationship with someone special. One way to keep a relationship last is to make sure that you are compatible with your partner. Is there a possible way to know that you are compatible with someone? Most people use the zodiac sign compatibility. There are 12 signs and each one has its own personalities. Doing zodiac sign compatibility can help relieve any anxiety and doubts existing in the relationship. This can also help resolve problems that can arise in the future. This articles talks about the Capricorn and Aquarius compatibility. Let us find out if both can have a chance to last a successful relationship.

There is a possibility that Capricorn and Aquarius can have a harmonious relationship especially if both are in a good condition. However, if both are in bad mood, these signs may collide and may result to problem. The relationship merely depends on what signs can get from each other.

Capricorn is known to be very practical. They are non-judgmental, hardworking and have a positive view in life. They are also strict in ruling their life. On the other hand, Aquarius individuals are creative, skillful and sensitive to their surroundings. They easily get along with their surroundings.

As you can see, both signs are happy with their own life. This is the problem; they are too busy with their surroundings that they might fail to keep a relationship on fire. This may lead to lack of affection, growth of relationship and romance. If this problem is not fixed, this may lead to detachment and failure of relationship.

The Capricorn man and Aquarius woman has a lesser chance of achieving a good relationship. It is normal that at the first stage of relationship, the man will be attracted to the level of confidence of the woman. However, the man would realize that this attitude of woman is too much to handle.

On the other hand, the match between the Capricorn woman and an Aquarius man has more chance of having a good friendship. He is very outgoing and loves to socialize. This may take away the security of the relationship. However, she is too cautious to understand the attitude of Capricorn. If both manage to compromise with each others attitude, there will be greater chance of having a great relationship.

Although the most successful outcomes come from mediation styles in which both parties are present, in many situations, having both sides unite is simply not an option. This is where shuttle (or -separate-) mediation comes into play. In instances where there has been domestic violence, for example, or where the impact of having both parties together would simply be too emotional, shuttle mediation is the perfect solution.

When implementing shuttle mediation, neither party meets face to face. Instead, the mediator acts as a -go-between,- with the at-odds-parties being in the same vicinity, but not in the same room. Engaging in direct communication with the mediator only, the shuttle mediation method is used to define the issues and enable possible solutions to be suggested. Because this method takes longer than face-to-face mediation methods such as interest-based and facilitative mediation, it is often slightly more expensive, However, if a settlement can be reached through shuttle mediation, it is still cheaper and less taxing than resorting to solicitors.

Often referred to as a -face-saving- option, shuttle mediation is usually a last resort not only because it is time-intensive, but also because most non-literal and non-verbal meanings tend to get lost in translation as there is no access to body language or tone of voice. While these are clear disadvantages to shuttle mediation, there are almost many advantages. For example, in cases where the parties do not feel confident about physical safety, or where there are barriers to meeting such as distance or health restrictions, shuttle mediation is the ideal solution.

During shuttle mediation, it is imperative that the mediator both summarizes and reports what is being said both timely and correctly. If the mediator can successfully portray each parties’ wants and desires, then an agreement can easily and successfully be reached, and shuttle mediation will prove to be a successful method that works for both parties.

By: Dayna Danson www.themediator.ca

Wastewater management is very important for the sake of our environment and living being. The scarcity of water in the coming future and importance of recycling and reprocessing has increased the development of many wastewater management companies. All across the world, variety of businesses are shifting their focus on wastewater solutions. Wastewater treatment solutions are also requiring so as maximizing their competency. Basically wastewater includes food wastes, human wastes and chemicals. If this industrial and domestic wastewater is discharged without any treatment in the environment it will turn perilous and unsafe for environment and water creatures. Therefore, for a healthy living being it is vital to reuse and recycle the used water as at the sewage treatment plant water is treated to remove physical, chemical and biological containments from wastewater.

If there is the absence of main sewage pipes in some interior areas, wastewater is treated via septic tanks. Septic tank is a small-scale sewage treatment system wherein a water light container used to refine and partially treat wastewater. After wastewater becomes uncontaminated it is sent back to the ground water. If wastewater left untreated human beings and water creatures can be exposed numerous critical illnesses. Wastewater contains many infectious organisms present in contaminated water like spores, bacteria, viruses etc. Researchs show that wastewater when discharged untreated is the reason behind many infectious disease. Multiple effect evaporators are used to distillate liquids multiple times with repetitive use of higher temperature vapors. Today, more and more industries are in a move to install multiple effect evaporators so as to register their contribution on pollution control and water conservation.

Unlike septic tanks, sewage treatment plants are large facilities that are used to treat oodles of waste water released from factories, big industries and mills. Besides, sewage treatment plants also treat water released from domestic residences. Principally, the process of water purification is of two types; industrial treatment and domestic treatment. There are many steps involved in wastewater treatment namely physical, chemical and biological processes. The initial process of wastewater treatment incorporates sedimentation, aeration and filtration. The deposition of solid waste is done during sedimentation process. In the aeration process, oxygen content is increased by mixing the waste with oxygen generated in aeration tanks. Now comes the third and last process of sewage treatment is disinfection wherein the sewage is cleaned by removing toxicity so that it turns out to be fit and potable. Wastewater treatment is aimed to protect the human population and environment. These plants are located close to densely populated urban areas. Dilution of degradable organics in wastewater is unsafe to river, streams, lakes and oceans. Many solid and harmful chemicals are present in the wastewater like nitrogen, bacteria and phosphates which can contaminate the environment badly.