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Monthly archives "March 2014"

Barbecue Sauce

Mark

Barbecue sauces come in different shapes, styles and types. Almost everyone is familiar with the thick and sweet sauces that are on the shelves of grocery stores. However, easy barbecue sauce recipes are much more than that. Recipes of barbecue and its sauces represent one of the most popular in the world sauces at present. The soft taste with vinegar for thick sauces, with ketchup and mustard, are very well-made sauces and there for all kinds of barbecue and all. Try something new and make a new type of barbecue.Here we will teach you to prepare the BBQ sauce mustard, one of the most delicious presentations of this type of dressing: preparation time: 10 minutes cooking time: 30 minutes total time: 40 minutes servings: 2 cups ingredients: * 1 cup mustard * 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar * 1/3 cup packed brown sugar * 2 tablespoons butter * 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce * 1 tablespoon of lemon juice * 1 teaspoon pepper preparation: * Your preparation is quite simple and easy. * Mix all ingredients and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. * Mix continuously to make thick sauce. Original author and source of the article

Foreign Language

Mark

In a previous article we talked about common approaches to the study of foreign languages, comparing the intensity of his study to "take" ice slides. How is it that you ran up to define this slide, or even just skim (In other words, you have got to learn a foreign language or not)? Think you can feel it for yourself, and it's not about the number of covered material. Should happen kind of qualitative shift that you necessarily notice. Just one day you realize that the phrase was born in your mind and you its pronounced, it is not worrying about grammar or how to build it correctly and say. You do not have to to think in Russian and translating the phrase in my head to try to say it in German. Congratulations! If you get to this point, you already think and say, for example, when reading the translated but not immediately perceive the information in a language who have been taught.

That is, if you, for example, learned English, and when you say something, you will immediately understand in English, but do not put first in Russian, it can be safely called a turning point and qualitative measures that language, you still have storm! "When it's all the same this time?" – You ask. Here again there are no rules or restrictions. Again, this personal factor, which largely depends on the abilities and personal qualities each, individual person. Everyone he comes in different ways at different times.

The Perfect Chair

Mark

Office workers often face a choice: a desk chair to buy? For all the variety of office furniture and chairs – the best selling items of business interiors. Why? Simply, they are a kind of consumables materials due to intensive exploitation. We immediately note: chairs on the wooden and metal frame "live" longer than rotary chair and wears primarily their interior. Be divided swivel chair on the camera and directorships. Although this division is becoming more and more over time conditional.

Wide variety of materials. In addition to leather, textile leather and fabric, are increasingly being used vinyl mesh. The market offers shoppers everything more color options and combinations. The choice became much more than 5-10 years ago. Let us turn to the practical side of the issue. What are the technical details necessary to pay attention? Each model of the chair should be designed to a weight load. However, not all manufacturers have its point.

Economy class is widely represented by models such as "Prestige" (1000-1500 rub.). These chairs are assembled from cheap components and their supporting part is calculated by weight Rights to 70-80 kg. The more expensive their "brethren" (up to 3000 rubles.) Usually have a similar bearing part, and the cost required to design and backrest, the type of adjustment. Despite the low reliability of the products have strong demand due to price and availability of components. More thorough the carrier portion of the model are from 4000 rub.Oni usually calculated on the weight of the user to 100-120 kg. Not hard to guess that the more expensive models are not only interesting for the design and finishing, but rarely fail. For example, all-metal cross from the expensive seats durable plastic and metal. More difficult with the quality of the upholstery. Major manufacturers use only the special tissue. Natural leather is best for your body than leather, though now used high-quality analogs of skin, similar in physical characteristics to the original. It is worth noting that the chair of one price may have different ergonomics. "Classic" model – known 10-15 years. In addition to the conservative design of the uniform have a soft surface. More advanced models have curved surfaces, often rigid, supporting the lower back, using a grid. Probably worth mentioning the main producers of such products. "New Style" (Ukraine) – the largest furniture holding company, manufactures the entire line of chairs and chairs. The main range is the "classics". Chairman, bureaucrat – trademarks of the Russian manufacturers. From imported from Southeast Asian parts they produce advanced models. Proton Plus (Russia) – the company A mixed assortment. Avtor – Russian manufacturer of office chairs, wooden classic design. It is possible to select the color and type of upholstery, wood tones. From foreign manufacturers in our market can be highlight: Interstuhl and Dauphin (Germany), Sitland and Luxy (Italy). And, of course, the products of Chinese manufacturers. Europeans – legislators in the design and ergonomics, but the prices on their high chairs. Before buying a chair to sit in it desirable – in fact people hold in it some part of life and need to take into account the peculiarities of the back, height and weight. If you like the design and comfort, allows the wallet – it means the ideal side. In the event of a breakdown chair, with proper selection and use, then during the warranty period of hope for the solidity of the firm and the conscience of the seller. When the warranty has passed, it should be possible to purchase spare parts.

Work People

Mark

'Disadvantaged chief' officer refuses to lead a group of people, created at a specific time to address urgent episodic task, saying its refusal by saying that he had no right to punish people who temporarily hit him in obedience, without which the alleged impossible to manage. 'Clown' Fans of the game are located in almost every school or workplace. Clown seeks to prove that he is eccentric, not of this world, science or the work given to him with difficulty, and simply do not need it. He laughs, entertained everyone and no one does evil. It gives him confidence, and it ceases to function fully, drawing on the satisfaction and joy in the Revitalization of his comrades when he appeared. 'Oh, what I'm good! " In order to raise their authority, respect for others used to call different versions of this game. This can be casually tossed the phrase about their progress, said the names of famous people allegedly close to the storyteller. Often by the applicant high authority to hear of his broad knowledge.

Most often, the psychological games interfere with the establishment of good relations between people and hinder any business, reducing the effectiveness of collective efforts. But people play in them, because they help maintain a certain level of self-esteem, sometimes getting the right to irresponsibility. How should the head to respond to a game of subordinates? Appropriate, ignoring the occupied Officer position, to find that sphere of activity where he was stronger than his colleagues, and to demonstrate his sincere respect for real progress. There are psychological recommendation v to have an impact on others, we must talk about what they want. Expression v dominant need of human nature. So, talk sympathetically with the 'Kazan' orphan ', to convince her that the responsible commission, which it is given, feasible for her. Give possibly higher recommendation 'player', and he will justify it. Express confidence that he will cope with the job and succeed. Almost everyone is making efforts to ensure that the support that reputation, which it honors.

Successful People

Mark

I want to tell you about a very interesting article I once read a long time on the blog by Sergey. Article I found, to put it here, but the basic idea of this is that there is one universal formula, as overcome laziness in themselves and become a successful person. You just need to work and do not give yourself any excuses! Everyone knows that rewarded on merit. That is, having worked at a maximum of 3 months – you can achieve quite good Results and live in clover all year long. All this is good, and fits easily in your mind the notion of "put on the full extent" if the term of the same 3 months, but understand this same phrase in relation to seconds or minutes rather difficult. But a month is just made up of just such minutes and seconds. Misunderstanding this leads to the fact that people start to ignore those seconds and miss them, being engaged at this time any nonsense. You thought someday, how many seconds a day you spend usefully? (If at least 50% – it is already excellent).

In the end, what happens? It turns out that those seconds turn into years of life. Now how this relates somehow to the business? It's very simple. For example, you decided to do something. Let