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Saturday, 18 August 2018

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Cakes are delicious and there is hardly any person who hates to have a bite of this deliciousness.
Cakes always have a great presence in any happy occasion; be it a birthday party or a marriage anniversary or any kind of celebrations. One can think of onlinecake delivery of they want to send good wishes to their near ones.

But before that, one needs to know a little bit of story about the origin of the cake and how this all started.

The word Cake has a Viking origin. Those who are more curious to know about the origin of cakes should know the fact that the word cake originally comes from the word Kaka. It is said by many food historians that the world’s famous bakers were the ancient Egyptians. They used to bake the cake on hot stones. Have you ever thought why cakes are fluffy and round? This is because; it was made of unused breads which were 2-3days old. Natural yeasts were used to give the cake a flat top.
Romans also started baking a long time back where they used salts and wheat to form small cakes. There was a kind of barley bread available which the groom used to eat during the time of wedding ceremony and then he would break the rest of the bread over the bride’s head. They used to think it is a happy symbol of a married life.

But to make fluffy cakes, people started using whipping eggs in the batter. But this concept came much later, in the 18th century. During that period of time, the baking powder and the baking soda were also invented and sugar (another main ingredient of cake recipe) came into the scene as well. Then the cake ovens were discovered where one used to bake cakes by regulating temperature. So baking cake became easier post 18th century.

The first ever birthday cake was made in Germany in Middle Ages. This is because; way back then, only Germans used to celebrate a child’s birthday and used to make a cake which they used to call by the name Kinder fest. But the cake that was made, mainly looked like a bread but it tasted much sweeter than the actual bread.

Cakes can actually be easily baked at home. One has to arrange all the exact amount of ingredients and all in proper portions. They have to be very careful when they are using the baking powder. The margarine or the butter that one chooses to take in the recipe has to be on high fat content (at least 75 percent of fat, if not more). One must make sure that the butter they are using as an ingredient should be kept at the room temperature, so that it can be consistent. One has to keep all their ingredients ready in front of them before you start the baking procedure.

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Locks are common in our daily lives. It is an essential barely noticed because it is always there. We use it every day, and it helps us in so many ways, but we do not know much about it. Locks and keys date back to the ancient ages. The history of locksmithing dates as far back as 400 years ago in Babylon and Ancient Egypt. It is surprising, right? It is not just remarkable; it is also fascinating. Learning about the origins of keys and locks and how they evolved to the ones we use now is an exciting topic. However, the fact remains that ancient locksmiths and modern locksmiths Houston are all skilled in their profession. Without them, we won’t have current locks to use. There are different types of existing locks that are in use today, all are useful, but the level of protection they offer varies.

The Padlocks

The padlock is the only portable lock in existence. You can bring it everywhere and use it at will. It doesn’t have to stay in just one place. Therefore, even if it is the oldest type, it is still trendy despite the release of other modern types. There are two types of a padlock; we have the keyed and the keyless lock. The first one, as the name implies, makes use of a key. There are two types of keys used here. You can remove the first one when the lock is open wherein the other is retained in the pad when it is unlocked; Moreover, the second type used is one that doesn’t require any keys. It is also called the combination padlock. All you need to do is input a series of numbers in the right sequence for the lock to open.

The Knob Locks

The knob locks are the most popular type used in residential houses. They are standard for both external and internal doors. There are two sides to this; one can be rotated and placed on the interior part. When locked, you can open it by turning the knob. The other hand has a cylinder. You can only open the lock from this side by using a key.

The Deadbolts

You can often see deadbolts with knob locks. They act as secondary locks on external doors. These are prevalent in residential structures. It consists of a rotating cylinder that contains a bolt. The bolt is driven on the door frame to lock. It can only be retracted when you rotate the rotating cylinder through the use of a key. It is considered to be one of the most secure types of lock, however; they are not immune to lock picking. It is still wise to have at least two kinds of a lock system for external doors for added protection.

The Mortise Locks


Mortise locks are one of the safest and most secure locks you can install at home. It consists of two different kinds of locks put together in one device. It is a lever handle type of lock combined with a deadbolt. You can find them in offices and other commercial structures.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Is It Time To Renovate Your Bedroom?

Are you looking around your bedroom and not feeling very enthused by what you are seeing? Do you get the feeling that your bedroom no longer transmits the same energy? Are you becoming increasingly worried and bored by what you deem to be a stale design? If you are already battling with similar thoughts in your head, now might be a great time to give your bedroom a makeover.

Monday, 13 August 2018

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From any business point of view, it is imperative to get the best talent from the market. The moment one comes up with vacancies, there are many candidates who apply for the job, and hence, it becomes tough for the recruiter to find a right profile from a bunch of applications. However, the HR team also acts smart and hence use some tools that can help it to filter the candidates and hire the best. There are tests designed by experts which can offer concrete results on the basis of which it becomes easy for the HR to hire the people. Usually, those who secure the best score are hired after the test. However, in some cases, there are also some other rounds for those who have successfully cleared one round of test. Hence the recruiter can be sure about the quality of the knowledge the concerned aspirant possesses and hire the people who can prove as an asset to the business for a long term.

It will be appropriate to say that employees are the valued asset of any company. In case the employees are outstanding at work assigned to them, they will assist the organization progress and attain new heights. To get hands on the best hire, almost all organizations utilize online pre-employment talent measurement at present and make the recruitment process efficient. This skill test aids to assess whether the contender is talented enough to carry out the certain tasks and job role. 

Within the corridors of the corporate world, the increasing inclination towards online test proctoring can be stated to be conspicuous in the area of product certification training. This method is fairly economical because it is still dependent upon real people who deliver the real session to impart training to the candidates distantly. It is usually utilized in training the candidates within the domain of BPO – business process outsourcing.

Implementation

Until now, there have not come up any known problems and issues in the introduction of online proctoring or distant invigilation any place around the world. A lot of organizations keep on preserving the standard processes and ensuring that the set of rules are followed.
Online proctoring can be applied in three ways:

§  Live online proctoring

A competent proctor is needed to keep an eye on the candidates from some distant location by live video and also audio screen machines.

§  Recorded proctoring

The entire recording regarding visual plus audio after that screen shares subsequently reconsidered to see for fishy things. 

§  Completely automated proctoring

In conjugation with recording, the system also monitors the feeds to see something doubtful by way of advanced analytics.

With respect to online proctoring to turn out to be successful, it is required to be seated on some strong platform. It is deemed essential to keep up the criterion of excellence and set up intricate logistics. The ideas of digital tutoring and distant exams cannot be said to be new. They are looked upon as unconventional mediums to modernize learning concepts within education as well as corporations.

Advantages of the online proctoring

§  Big base of assessment by subjective and objective test

The hiring managers and the recruiters may obtain a big accumulation of quality tests that evaluate by online proctoring the talents of the contenders. The objective test offershuge information that the contender tends to be familiar with to be fit for the job role. Aside from this, the platform can offer a subjective test simulator which may aid the recruiters to assess the profound knowledge of the contender.  

§  Transparent & standard system

The talent measurement exam is quality and has got the standard type of queries. The answers given by the contender are auto- evaluated. Therefore, the system is completely transparent, and there happen no chances of impartiality regarding a specific contender.

§  Quantifiable measurement & reporting 

The recruiter or the employer may calculate the skills through marks. In line with the significance and structure of the queries, the marks will be assigned. A better system of reporting provides a general view of the candidate’s talent pertaining to his limitations and strong points

§  Economical

The talent test aids to cut down on the extra expenses incurred by conducting and monitoring tests. The contenders are capable of participating in the tests from anywhere in the world regardless of place if they are connected to the internet. Therefore, the necessity to have the infrastructure to conduct these tests or the need to dole out travel costs is eliminated.Online proctoring does away with the necessity of human invigilation, thus rendering the process of screening extra secure.

§  Simple to utilize

There exist software that can be stated to be simple to utilize. It is developed in such a way to let the contender and the employer feel very easy and joyful.

§  Takes less time

 In case the traditional procedures of employing were used, it might have used up the most valuable time of the hiring managers and the employers. Therefore, it is highly profitable to incorporate the online proctoring test to measure the skills of the contender. Furthermore, it eliminates the interview round to save a considerable amount of time. 

§  Trouble-free & hassle-free

Since the entire procedure of screening tends to be automated from conveying the emails to obtaining the comprehensive reports. Such automation renders the screening procedure easy with no hassle.

Disadvantages of online proctoring  

§  Validity

The test must be practically appropriate, designed to be suitable for a specific job role. For instance, a PHP developer must be well familiar with more than one PHP frameworks. In case the test does not cater to such points, it may prove futile.

§  Reliability

The measurement test for skill must show consistency both in marking and queries. The contender should not score abruptly less or more marks.

§  Guesswork is possible

In case the employer or hiring manager does depend upon objective test only, it will not give the actual snapshot of the contender. Making guesses will render the entire process undependable and invalid.

Friday, 3 August 2018

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Despite having cost disadvantage against its cousin the top loading washing machines, sale of front loading machine is also picking up fast. As per the consumer feedback front loading machines can clean the best and that too without damaging the clothes much. Its performance has been found to be much better than top loading washing machines.

In case you are planning to buy front loading washing machines of Whirlpool or any other brand, the following few things that you must know.

  1. It has longer washing cycle
As compared to top loading washing machines, the washing time of front loading machine is much longer. In normal wash cycle, its washing time may vary in the range of 60 to 120 minutes.

Some models of few different brands have developed few time-saving technique without compromising on the quality of washing, however as compared to top loading machines, it is much longer.

  1. This can handle small loads too
Most of the front-loading washing machines of different brands are of the capacity between 4.2 to 5.8 cubic feet and therefore many consumers often wonder whether such a big capacity of machine can handle smaller loads or not. There are no such issues at all as these machines cleans the clothes by lifting them up when the drum loaded with clothes turns and then the clothes are dropped in the water. The clothes do not remain inside the water like top loading washing machines.

Also, the amount of water is adjusted depending upon the size of the load that you are going to wash. So, there is no problem in washing smaller amount of clothes.

  1. Front loaders can be stacked in order to save space
Most of the standard washing machines of front loading type of Samsung or any other brand are usually 27 inches wide. Few other models can be little wider by 2 to 3 inches more. Their depth and height can also vary as high as 11 inches. If you check various brands of washing machines with front loading type, it has a matching dryer on the top as it can be accommodated with less floor space. However, some of the models of front loading washing machines cannot be stacked.

  1. Vibration is not much of concern
In the earlier models of front loading washing machines, vibration was a bigger problem as its drum rotates and spins faster in order to extract water. At the same time the drum rotates in horizontal axis like dryer. Therefore, its vibrations are transferred to floor.

However, now most of the manufacturers have made improvements in this aspect and by using much better components, they have been successful to reduce vibration. In case your machine is vibrating more then check it’s levelling and make sure that all its feet are in good contact with the floor.

  1. Mould developments are concern
Mould and odours are concern for all type of washing machines and particularly front-loading machines are more susceptible to moulds. Therefore, all manufacturers provide various instructions to users so that mould formation can be taken care of.

Monday, 16 July 2018

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What is breast cancer? It would mean the growth of tumours in the glandular tissue of the breasts. In the modern day situation more and more women are surviving breast cancer than before. If numbers are an indicator nearly 2 million people survive from breast cancer. The key is early detection and then treatment of the same. For sure it will lead to positive outcome of the same.

The exact reason on why a woman goes on to develop breast cancer is still a mystery. Though younger women can fall prey to this disease, this tends to affect woman in the age group of 50 years all the more. The lifestyle changes along with your habits have a definite say in this regard. It could also emerge if you have a history of this disease running in your family as well.

In the starting phase the symptoms of breast cancer are hardly noticeable. But once the cancer goes on to spread over women can go on to figure out a lot of noticeable changes. One of the most common symptoms that tend to arise is the swelling of the breasts. Lumps could also appear under the arms as well. A foul discharge from the nipple could also emerge.

Screening of breast cancer

The question is whether you need to screen or not. It is not a medical problem but economic considerations come into play here. The moment a patient is diagnosed with cancer, it leads to a period of acute stress for the patient. In fact a period of depression along with confusion creeps in as well.

One of the main reasons on why early screening is suggested is because medical treatment or surgery would be most effective. For sure it is going to reduce the impact of mortality.

The treatment

The moment a breast cancer is detected then the process of treatment takes over. You can tell whether it is staged. The doctor is in a position to figure out whether the cancer has spread or not. In fact a series of tests are suggested to find out the stage as well. If the doctor is aware of the stage they are in a better position to play the course of treatment.

As far as the choice of treatment depends here the general health and age of a woman assumes a lot of importance. The location along with the type of tumour assumes a lot of importance. Here the key point that you need to be aware is whether the cancer has gone on to spread in other areas of the body or not. You could opt for a single treatment or a combination of treatments as one may deem it to be fit.

As far as the breast cancer treatment in India is concerned, surgical methods are put to use. It goes on to destroy the cancer cells. If the breast cancer has gone on to spread at a local level then surgery could be an option as well.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

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All Fruits that are Green aren’t Healthy

An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is one saying we live by. Isn’t it? And surely a bright red apple would be appealing to our eyes and inadvertently we would buy it, thinking that it is healthy. Now what if you come to know that this apple comes with its own baggage that makes it anything but healthy? Shocked? Well, not so much.

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