A Novel Way To Bring People Together

One of the best ways in which people enjoy themselves is by doing something they really like or hanging out with people having similar hobbies and interests. This is what originally led to the formation of places like clubs, associations, organizations, etc. While such things are still here today, the modern world has expanded on this concept even more and lead to the creation of even more spectacular events.
Nowadays podcasts, blogs, livestreams and the like are some of most entertaining events which attract a lot of people worldwide, at virtually any time of the year. Of course we cannot talk about this topic without mentioning at least what a tech conference is. A technological conference is about the best opportunity people get to see and be in touch with the latest advancements in technology and it is surely necessary to attend one once in a while if you intend to go with the flow.
Alternatively, you might be wondering whether to host a conference of your own. Although this can be quite a gigantic task depending on the magnitude of the conference you are planning to hold, it is not impossible. You need to be a little attentive and have good brain power if you are planning on such things. Be sure to keep in mind the following and remember that they apply to any kind of conference planning, even for an entrepreneur conference in Asia:
• You will need lots of time – Depending on your lifestyle, this can even mean less leisure time, less time with your family and friends and a lot of long nights. You need to be dedicated if you decide to host a conference, and you will not be able to make it if your time allocation is not properly planned.
• Money – This is also an important fact to consider. You will most probably need to invest quite a lot of capital to even get things started, let alone to smoothly run the event. Be sure to save up enough and keep some reserve in case something unexpected happens.
• Decide on a theme – A theme defines what the conference will be about, as well as what kind of people will be attending. The theme can be anything you want it to be. Just be careful to not make it too vague, as it will make it difficult for you to find partners and speakers for the event.
• Use your connections – Be it your friends or relatives, you can ask a few of them for a hand in either organizations or for technical help. This will also help you with useful advice, if they have held an event before.

Unconventional Exercises For The Unconventional-Minded

With our fast-paced, fast food-based lifestyle our hearts would give out from the high cholesterol and exertion were it not for the miracle of exercise. Where once our ancestors exerted themselves in physical labour and therefore burned all the unnecessary calories that they ate (if there was such a thing), today we need to exert ourselves by walking, jogging or working out to remain healthy.

Most people take the easiest route: take out a gym membership, go there regularly a few times every week and feel the results. However, there are others who dislike working out for the sake of the exercise. The thought of spending hours on various exercise machinery for the sake of burning a few calories is unappealing to them. So what is the alternative? Here are some unconventional (yet still popular) exercise regimes and workouts that will make you break a sweat, minus the boredom.

The ‘Sexy’ WorkoutThis one speaks to all women (and maybe even men) who are brave enough to embrace their sexuality and curves. It started with a New York based fitness centre that introduced pole dancing as a workout. Especially good for cardio with the help of personal trainer in Singapore, this workout is fun while being just as rigorous as any other. Pole dancing requires upper body strength from the arms and the core as it involves hanging and swinging from a vertical pole. This means that your muffin top and flabby arms will shrink in no time, if that’s your goal. Unlike the versions in strip clubs, this pole dancing routines do not require minimal clothing, but it does require concentration, strength and dedication – all good things.

The ‘Balanced’ WorkoutThis is for the ones who hate the verve and chaos of a pumped up dance workout; yoga has been home to many people pursuing peace of mind at the same time as fitness. Known originally as a meditation technique, yoga has caught on especially in the West for its ability to deliver hard-core fitness alongside an oasis of calm. This is an especially attractive combination for people leading busy, bustling lives with no time for cooling off; exercise and mental relaxation then becomes a package deal for them. This involves some complicated positions and intense stretching so it’s advisable to start off with proper guidance. Once you have the hang of it, you can practice at home.

The Defensive WorkoutThis is not something that should be pursued solely for the sake of fitness but martial arts are a great way to get into shape. There are a million and one martial arts styles in the world, from the more popular and famous ones like Kung Fu, Karate and Tae Kwon Do to less well known but equally demanding and deadly Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Aikido. If practiced properly under a trained and qualified mater, martial arts instil discipline and self-control as much as it teaches you to defeat an opponent because most martial arts are defensive manoeuvres, not offensive ones.

How To Make Sure Your Pictures Don’t Get Lost In The Digital World

If you are someone that has an interest in photography, then you’d know by now how much the world of photography has changes in the last few decades. Now-a-days, cameras aren’t those huge, bulky devices that need special training to learn how to use. Most models are pretty user friendly now, and offer even beginners an opportunity to capture good quality photographs.But cameras and photographs too have turned into a digital thing now. Smart phones with quality cameras are all the rage now; which means most of our photos only exist in the digital world. If you are someone that takes a lot of pictures, and end up forgetting or loosing many of it; then here are our tips on how to make sure your precious photographs don’t get lost in the vast world of electronics.
Get them printed out.This might seem like a no brainer, but how often do we actually get printouts of our photographs now-a-days? As social media seems to be the popular “photographic gallery” for amateur photographers these days, not even 3 out of 10 pictures get printed out. Over time, when you deactivate said social media accounts, you end up losing those pictures as well. To avoid this, try to get at least your most treasured photos printed out.
Save in more than one electronic memory.Whether you are a film student, or simply someone who enjoys taking selfies; one thing you’d have in common is the lack of space. Usually, to get the perfect picture, you need to take it more than once if possible; thus filling up your memory card. Try to back up your photos regularly into something less temporary. A compact flash card is perfect, in our opinion, for beginners. Remember to have more than one on you when travelling or going out on a job.
Back up into one main device.Having more than one flash card (or other means of saving pictures) can be advantages, but it can get a little complicated for a serious photographer that tends to take a lot of pictures. In this case, consider investing on something like an external hard disk or large storage capacity. Regularly backing up all your pictures into one main drive, will help you keep track of all your pictures and make sure that you don’t lose any of it.
Save your pictures online. Are you someone who travels a lot for your pictures? If you are, then no doubt having to carry around pen drives or even external hard drives can be problematic. Often, they tend to get lost or even damaged. In a case like this, it’s better to save your pictures online. Uploading it into the cloud is not a bad idea either…!