La técnica “Baby Boomer” es una de las modas en uñas que esta entrando con más fuerza en el panorama Nail Art. Además, de ser realizada con porcelana, ahora, podremos hacerla muy fácilmente con Gel. Su acabado sencillamente es muy bonito, elegante y no menos natural que la manicura francesa. El Baby boomer ó desvanecido de acrílico es una técnica en la que se realiza un difuminado de tonos de colores entre el color rosa y el color blanco de la punta de las uñas.
Un tutorial “Paso a Paso” sobre la técnica BabyBoomer realizada por la 6 veces acampeona USA: GABO Kovacs con el polvo acrílico de Crystal Nails.
How do you ensure that you are one of the good guys out there in the social media marketing world. I take a look at my Facebook or Twitter stream/posts and realize why so many people fail on the Internet. They are just posting a constant stream of “buy my stuff” and nothing else. Remember this is social media and you need to be prepared to be social.
Here are 3 ways that you can create good karma for you and your home based business in the on-line environment…
Respond/Reply: Remember to stay in touch with all of the people who reach out to you. Respond to their comments, tweets and questions. Ask questions that are engaging, this way people will want to connect with you. They will see that you are a real person, not just a robot posting links to buy products. Two very good examples are Jeff Herring and Bob Burg. Both of these men will answer your questions and respond to comments you post on their fan pages.
Give Users Alternatives: There are still 1,000’s of people out there who know next to nothing about Social Media Marketing and do not trust the Internet. Give them choices on how to connect with you, be available on as many platforms as you can, including email and telephone. On my Terrific Tuesday Teleclass I make sure that if people are too shy to ask questions live on the call that they have alternate options for getting their questions answered.
Reward Good Mojo: Create contests, give away prizes or conduct surveys. People, including you and me love to be a part of a success story or a winning team. Provide that opportunity in as many ways as you can. Reaching out and saying thanks is an excellent and quick way to reward good mojo. You can even thank them publicly on which ever platform you prefer to use. I love to thank people for all the RT’s in a way that everyone knows “they are good people”!
Remember to treat people like people, don’t depersonalize real people. There are many ways to automate in the Internet and for your own sake I would advise that you use some of them, however remember this is called Social Media. Keep the social in it, spend time on-line interacting and conversing with people
When you promise customers and clients the moon via social media, don’t wait until the evening hours to make good. Nurturing your presence is a job meant for any hour of the day, nothing is simpler than clicking a response window to say thanks. It only adds to your good karma.
Is it Klavan & Whittle’s generation that has screwed the world up for the Millennial Generation…?
Uncertain health care reform and/or potential legislation, insurance practices and the high costs of medication may put life-saving therapies out of reach for tens of thousands of baby boomers.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended that all baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C, an infection that attacks the liver leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis C is the leading cause of liver transplantation.
The reason the CDC considers Baby Boomers (persons born between 1946 and 1964) most at risk is because before hepatitis C was discovered in 1989, that generation had been routinely transfused with blood that had not been screened for the disease. In addition, that generation had been to war, experimented with drugs and saw the beginning of the popularity of tattoos.
Currently, boomers make up two thirds of the population known to have hepatitis C. The CDC’s recommendations are aimed at getting 800,000 boomers into treatment and saving as many as 120,000 lives.
The CDC wants to save tens of thousands of lives, but under our current healthcare system, if you are uninsured or you plan on switching your job, you might want to think twice before getting tested.
Merck and Vertex offer assistance to patients who need help paying for access to their respective products, Victrelis and Incivek. These new medications, combined with the conventional medications for treating hepatitis C-the so-called triple therapy-are achieving high success rates in eliminating the virus.
But If you undergo triple therapy, in addition to Victrelis or Incivek, you’ll have to take (and pay for) interferon and ribarvirin. And, although some help might be available through Merck’s patient assistant program for interferon and ribavirin, there are other expenses. These include labs and doctors’ visits, and of course, whatever other medications you might need to complete therapy. For instance, you might need antidepressants, or creams designed to treat rashes, or high blood pressure medication. So despite the generosity of Merck and Vertex, other costs associated with triple therapy might put it out of reach for some patients.
If you are without insurance and you test positive for hepatitis C, you can kiss goodbye any chance of getting insurance. If you’re changing jobs, there is generally a ‘waiting’ period before you can get treatment because of a ‘pre-existing’ condition.
The health and medial communities are well aware of the issue. Jesse Slome, executive director of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, said: “I would never, ever tell anybody to delay getting any kind of medical exam. But you have an advantage over the insurance company if you apply for insurance before undergoing any kind of medical checkups.”
The Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act will prohibit discrimination from insurance companies based on pre-existing conditions but this provision begins in 2014. In addition, with the presidential election coming up in November, a GOP win might mean the law is significantly changed or altered. If this happens,, we will probably revert, more or less, to the status quo
Meanwhile, given the dimensions of the problem – essentially a whole generation at risk – it would not be a surprise if health insurance companies begin to insist that baby boomers be tested for hepatitis C before allowing coverage whether or not the Affordable Care Act is left intact. That is, they will take advantage of the two-year window allowed by the act.
So, essentially we have a generation at risk of having hepatitis C and a generation where current legislation and insurance company requirements combine to create a limbo for available, life-saving care.
As president of the Pacific hepatitis C Network, I’d like to expand on our organization’s thoughts on the new generation of hepatitis C treatments to build on the April 16 Vancouver Sun story, Pricey Hep C Meds an Issue.
We passionately believe the new treatment options are true game changers. We now have the tools to eliminate hepatitis C in British Columbia within a generation. The disease is one of the five major causes of infectious illness deaths in the world, along with malaria, TB, HIV, and hepatitis B.
The B.C. government has been a leader in providing access to these new therapies and deserves to be congratulated. Previous treatments were at best half as effective and took, in most cases, up to four times as long to clear the virus, while forcing people with hepatitis C to endure months of painful, life-altering side effects, with a treatment which may or may not work. These new treatments are game changers given the more than 95 per cent cure rates and fewer side effects. By targeting the sickest patients first, pressures on the Pharmacare budget can be managed. In fact, by treating people with hepatitis C now, significant future health care costs will be alleviated.
Hepatitis C is a major threat to people born between 1945 and 1975 because as they age they have 20 times higher risk than the general population of dying from liver disease and liver cancer. Canada will experience a significant increase in cases of advanced hepatitis C-related liver disease over the next 20 years and related health care costs will also increase dramatically, mainly due to cirrhosis and its complications including liver cancer and the need for liver transplantation. The costs of not treating hepatitis C are substantial.
While new treatments can’t immediately repair a person’s damaged liver, they can clear the hepatitis C virus from the person’s system and allow them to begin the path to healthy liver recovery. Such recovery is impossible while infected with hepatitis C. Someone is not going to try to fix their oven while the kitchen is on fire — they need to put out the fire first.
Often heralded as a “silent epidemic” because of its few or asymptomatic characteristics, HCV seriously affects the liver and can be difficult to treat. In fact, many Canadians living with HCV are unaware of their infection, primarily within the baby boomer demographic but also those in other groups impacted by the virus. Asymptomatic hepatitis C infection does not mean that the person is well and free from liver disease and its progression. Some people only feel sick when their liver is at a late stage of liver disease due to hepatitis C. And, some people feel ill and unable to maintain a regular lifestyle but have normal liver tests.
All of which highlights the importance of implementing hepatitis C screening processes across the nation.
That is why we join other voices in the Hep C community in calling for one-time screening for hepatitis C for baby boomers (those born 1945-1975). If you are a baby boomer and don’t know if you have hepatitis C, think about asking your doctor or public health nurse for the hep C test. It’s a simple blood test. And if you want the test, INSIST. Being born between 1945 and 1975 is the risk. That is all you, or your doctor, needs to know. Remember, you can have the virus and not know it. And if you do know you have the virus, make sure to have regular liver tests done to keep track of your liver health.
I am glad to see one more person gets to see her grandchild grow up due to the help of new treatments.
Daryl Luster is president of the Pacific hepatitis C Network.
Baby boomer dating sites are great. There is no way around deciding that. Online dating as a whole has increased in popularity in the last few years. And dating websites for baby boomers have increased exponentially in number in that same amount of time.
Dating sites are the wave of the future and the future is here right now. And they have some excellent characteristics that can help you find a date if you happen to be a little bit on the shy side.
The first great thing about senior internet dating is that you and everybody else who joins the website has to fill out a profile with details about you, your life, what you are looking for on the dating site and what your interests are. This is perfect for getting over that kind of awkward stage of dating where you are trying to figure out by asking questions, what the other person is like.
You can simply sort through the profiles to find people who are looking for the same things you are. Or who live close by you or are a physical type you are attracted to. You get to decide who to contact and if someone contacts you, then you can decide after looking at their profile if they are someone you might be interested in. So right up front, that entire “fear of getting rejected” thing is down to the minimal level.
Another great idea with internet dating is that you can spend some time chatting anonymously with more than one person while you are deciding which, if any, of them you want to spend more time with. Or which, you want to get to know better, or which you really don’t want in your life at all.
Because you can do this without them showing up at your front door after a bad date, you need have no fear about revealing too much about yourself while you are out on a real world date. And it almost goes without saying that online dating lets you get to know someone pretty well, at least through their written conversations well in advance of actually meeting them somewhere on a date.
Safety is always a good idea and knowing a lot about someone before you actually meet them is a very powerful idea.
Meeting someone online on a baby boomer dating website can be one of the best things that ever happens to you. And with all the advantages of internet dating over regular dating, there is no reason at all not to start right now.
Every generation is a bit different. We’re different in everything we do from how we dress, how we approach problems, how we view the world, and even how we solve problems. We are also different because times really do change. Throughout each generation there have been new technological advances. Think about it… TV’s and cars weren’t always around. Cell phones, gaming systems, and even debit cards weren’t always around. As each generation changes the world we live in, so must we change with that world. If you’re not one for change that’s perfectly fine because the world will continue to move forward with or without you.
Really the only thing that truly stays consistent is each generation’s views of the previous generation. We all have thought of our parents and grandparents as old fashioned, behind the times, and each generation has its own views on everything from work ethics to change. Even Baby Boomers were at one time flexible, adaptable to new situations, and quick to catch on to new ideas (most youngins’ are). And all older generations will think of the younger generation as incompetent, incapable, unfocused, and unrealistic – until the younger generation proves that change can be good, that we will also adapt and survive. There will always be friction between generations. That’s just how life is.
A few differences between Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y in what they expect and require from companies:
- Prefer traditional workspaces – cubicles / offices
- Does not welcome work flexibility or work/life balance trends
- Respect is based on the position or title
- Expects to be promoted based on longevity
- Waits to be told what to do
- Motivated by pay or bonuses
- Puts their job first
- Expects to stay with one job or company
- Prefers technology to stay the same
- Expects to be promoted based on performance
- Values work/life balance, flexibility, freedom, and responsibility
- Comfortable with diversity
- Challenges authority
- Believes respect is earned
- Motivated by personal satisfaction – personal growth and fulfillment
- Puts their family first
- Expects to move around in their job or company
- Thrives on changing technology
- Desires frequent job and/or career training
- Would rather work individually than in teams
- Values authenticity – they expect change
- Toughest generation to manage (thus far)
- Tech-savvy, well networked, achievement-oriented, and creative
- Wants to use their own methods to accomplish goals
- Better educated than previous generations
- Come from more two-income and divorced households
- Thrives on variety, challenges, and value
- Expect opinions to be heard
- Driven by accomplishment rather than money
- Will seek information, advice, and stimulation from various sources
- Team-oriented with shared rewards
- Seeks to be mentored and coached – will ask any question that comes to mind
- Constantly looking for learning opportunities, ideas, and situations
As you can see, each generation is different in their views, especially in the workplace. The workplace communication must adapt to the new generations and their way of thinking. If it doesn’t, then the gap will become quite large and it will become more difficult to bring multiple generations together. This world will change based on the needs, wants, and desires of the next generation… whatever those may be.
| Anyone can get hepatitis C (Hep C), a life-threatening liver disease, but baby boomers (people born between 1945 to 1965) are five times more likely to have it. Because there are often no symptoms, it can go undetected for decades. See how one woman saved her own life by getting tested for Hep C. And learn more at
Baby boomers will remember what we were doing Thursday and where we were when we got the news that Prince had died. For many it likely arrived as an alert on a smartphone.
Even the Google homepage logo was purple with purple rain falling all around it. CNN ran endless stories on the pop music icon who died unexpectedly at age 57.
His iconic high energy hits included “Purple Rain,” “Kiss,” “1999.” CNN reported that Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive Thursday morning in an elevator at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minn. First responders attempted CPR, but he was pronounced dead at 10:07 a.m.
Prince had been hospitalized about a week ago after his show in Moline, Ill. His private plane made an emergency landing to get the singer medical treatment.
He suffered dehydration and was getting over the flu. He canceled some concert dates and was recovering at his Minneapolis-area home.
Prince produced some of the music that became the sound track for baby boomers’ lives, including “Little Red Corvette,” “Delirious,” “When Doves Cry,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “Let’s Pretend We’re Married.”
Like Michael Jackson, Prince died way too soon. Jackson was 50 when he died June 25, 2009. Again, baby boomers will remember where they were and what they were doing when Jackson died.
Jackson, from the time he was a preteen singing with the Jackson Five, also helped produce the sound track that we baby boomers grew up with, danced to and had fun playing in the background as we enjoyed the company of others.
Both African-American artists — Prince and Jackson — were born in 1958.
Each defied the boxes the music industry normally would have put their music in. Their artistry was crossover writ large — too big for R&B, pop or soul containers.
Prince sold more than 100 million records during his career and won the Academy Award in 1985 for Best Original Song Score with “Purple Rain.”
There has never been another performing artist like Prince. Expect his music to be sold out in stores and played for days.
It will help people of all ages, but especially boomers, remember the good times and mourn the loss of another great musician.
Lewis W. Diuguid is a member of The Kansas City Star’s Editorial Board.