Just Say "No"

Written by Robert Brents

I used to put everyone elseís requests and needs first and if there was any time left over atrepparttar end ofrepparttar 102006 day for what I needed and wanted to do, that was acceptable -- until I began to realize that if you and I are going to have fun and be effective in our lives, we have to stay away from allocating our time solely on repparttar 102007 basis of those who demand it. Instead, we have to allocate our time onrepparttar 102008 basis of those who deserve it.

I don't mean this in any negative or arrogant way. Itís just you and I have limits torepparttar 102009 amount of time we have to spend, and so one ofrepparttar 102010 most powerful words in your vocabulary isrepparttar 102011 word "no", as in "What part of NO didn't you understand?"

Almost everyone you encounter will think they have a better idea about how you should be spending your time. It doesn't make others bad. Itís justrepparttar 102012 wayrepparttar 102013 world works. If there is a void in your life, someone, or many someones for that matter, will jump in to try and fill that spot.

The problem is that they do not haverepparttar 102014 full understanding of where you are taking your life. If you keep saying "yes", they will continue to take up your time, possibly keeping you from accomplishing what you really want to do.

"No" is sometimes difficult to say because you have been taught differently. You have been taught to say, "yes", to please, to serve, and to accommodate.

There is nothing wrong with saying "yes" some or even most ofrepparttar 102015 time, but occasionally there is a line you choose not to cross, when saying "yes" is really notrepparttar 102016 best use of your time to get you to where you need and want to be.

If you had unlimited amounts of time, you could "yes" allrepparttar 102017 time to everyone. But you don't. You have 24 hours each day, 7 days a week for a total of 168 hours. And you get to spend that time only once, so you have to spend it wisely.

Seventeen Ways to Say "No"

Takerepparttar 102018 ones you like, change them around and use repparttar 102019 words that are comfortable for you. The point is if you are ever in a position when you can never say "no", then you are always saying "yes", and likerepparttar 102020 song says, "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for everything".

How do I clean my cosmetic brushes?

Written by Adem Martin del Campo

Brushes are often overlooked. We use them then simply throw them back in our make-up case not caring much forrepparttar condition we leave them. This is usuallyrepparttar 102005 reason whyrepparttar 102006 brushes we buy do not last as long as we hoped for. Armando's Brushes last a long time because they are made with sable bristles and even withrepparttar 102007 use of high-quality materials, Armando's Brushes would not last much longer than lower quality brushes withoutrepparttar 102008 proper care. So what is proper brush care and what arerepparttar 102009 benefits it will give you besides longevity? When applying your make-up, your brushes mix with your cosmetics as well asrepparttar 102010 oils on your skin. Over time, this could causerepparttar 102011 bristles ofrepparttar 102012 brush to clump together causing your make-up application to not go as smoothly as you would like. That fine line you like for your eyeliner may not be obtainable with a dirty brush. Not caring for your brushes may also cause different shadows to mix together in your brush creating a color that you never intended on using!

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