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Brochure Printing for Businesses

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Brochure printing is one of the most essential marketing and advertising activities of a business, not least of all when using direct mail as one element of your brand’s marketing.

Brochures give the readers a sneak peak of what the business does, its missions and visions, partnerships and other pertinent information. One advantage of printing brochures is that it is an effective way of promoting your brand or products and can be turned around relatively quickly and efficiently, if you work with the right Printing Company.

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Tips for printing brochures.

Consider the content of the brochure keenly. Content is king when it comes to advertising. To begin with, the brochure must be visually attractive enough to attract readers. This means that it is important to use graphically rich content. As a rule of the thumb, the brochure should be in full color. When it comes to the content, add the new ideas you have been thinking about, drive product recognition and any other sort of information that gives a snapshot of the entire business. The content should not just be a list of points. Remember that a brochure is just like a business card; it may be the first thing that introduces a customer to your business. Given that you never have a second chance to give a good first impression, the brochure must reveal the value of the business in an elaborate way.

Customised design.

Choose a personalised design for your brochure. Make sure that your brochure does not look like everybody else’s. Perhaps you can focus on the aspects of your business that makes it different, even if it is colour, brand name or trademark. For instance, some businesses are synonymous to some colours. Such businesses should ensure that their brochures are printed in the colour that sets them apart.

Go for a personal touch. Use your creativity and innovativeness to come up with a design that elicits a personal feeling. This requires that you base the design of the brochure on customer-driven content rather than using the templates that have been time and again. Chose specialty papers, metallic inks, die cutting, embossing and other attention-grabbing forms of brochure printing to make the brochures more appealing.

Choose the specifications carefully.

As you come up with a customised design for your brochure, remember to pick the specifications that will accentuate the impact of your brochure. For instance, you can choose a size description that is slightly different from the 11’ x 17’ or 8.5’ x 11’ that everybody uses. Choose the z-fold design or the tri-fold design, and ensure that the brochure is printed on both sides of the paper. Also, choose the aqueous gloss finish to make a personal statement of style and professionalism.

Insist on environmentally friendly brochure printing.

It is advisable to go for waterless printing technology that reduces air pollution, saves water and minimises waste. Environmental conservation is everybody’s business. The community is always keen to see whether the activities of the businesses in the surrounding are eco-friendly. You may waste time and money printing brochures that send environmental degradation signals to the society.

All in all, businesses must ensure that they get everything about brochures right. Average-looking brochures may never get the anticipated results.

Combine Freshly-Baked Brownies And Candy Canes To Create A Delicious Trifle

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Candy canes are are a holiday staple. Their burst of peppermint flavor is both warm and cool at the same time, just perfect for a winter night!

And pairing the fresh mintiness with rich chocolate? Well, that just makes sense. You might be all about stirring your hot cocoa with a candy cane, but what about when you’re looking for something a little more decadent?

This holiday season, indulge in a dessert that’s rich, festive, and sure to wow a crowd, but is also pretty easy to make. That’s because candy canes are kind of the perfect addition to pretty much any recipe, even Rice Krispie treats.

Just crush them into chewable bits by placing them in a Ziplock bagand gently hammering with a kitchen mallet or rolling pin, and you’re good to go!

Check out the recipe below to learn how to make this fluffy, winter-wonderland dessert, and watch the video to see it made before your eyes.

Then whip some up, pop in your favorite holiday classic, and you’ll be in holiday heaven.SHARE this recipe with anyone who loves to go all-out for the holidays.

Cook: 25 minutes
Prep: 1 hours
Serves 16

Ingredients
  • 1 9×13 in. pan baked brownies
  • 1 cup chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 2 cups cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsps. light corn syrup
  • 1 cup crushed candy candes
Instructions
  • Bake your brownies as normal. Make sure not to overbake them.
  • Cut brownies into small, bite-size chunks and let cool.
  • Mean while, combine chocolate syrup and peppermint extract in a small bowl.
  • In another bowl beat whipping cream, corn syrup, and powdered sugar until thick.
  • Put your candy canes in a Ziplock bag and gently hammer with a rolling pin or kitchen mallet until crushed.
  • In a dessert bowl, layer brownies, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and candy cane bits until full.
  • Top with more candy canes and serve!

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Candy Cane Trifle 1 hours 25 minutes 26 minutes Serves 16 http://www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/12/recipe_card_PeppermintTrifles1-850×444.jpg 1 9×13 in. pan baked brownies 1 cup chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce 1/4 tsp. peppermint extract 2 cups cup heavy whipping cream 1/4 cup powdered sugar 3 Tbsps. light corn syrup 1 cup crushed candy candes Bake your brownies as normal. Make sure not to overbake them. Cut brownies into small, bite-size chunks and let cool. Mean while, combine chocolate syrup and peppermint extract in a small bowl. In another bowl beat whipping cream, corn syrup, and powdered sugar until thick. Put your candy canes in a Ziplock bag and gently hammer with a rolling pin or kitchen mallet until crushed. In a dessert bowl, layer brownies, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and candy cane bits until full. Top with more candy canes and serve!

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Mix Fresh Coffee Grounds Into Chocolate Chip Batter To Create Pick-Me-Up Cookies

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When it comes to serving up chocolate chip cookies, there’s nothing like a classic!

After all, humankind universally adores this sweet sugar cookies studded with chocolate for good reason they’re just about perfect.

Still, everyone likes their chocolate chip cookies slightly differently, and we’re all for minor tweaks to the recipe that make it ideal foryourcraving.

Currently, we’re obsessed with a super-simple adjustment that will add a ton of zip and pep to your cookie recipe with minor effort.

The secret ingredient? A sprinkle of coffee!

Not surprisingly, just a pinch of everyone’s favorite wake-up beverage is enough to boost your ordinary cookie batter to new heights!

The end result is our Freshly Ground Coffee Cookies, packed with flavor and just a bit of a mocha edge delish!

If you can’t wait to spend your winter baking through tasty desserts, print out the recipe below to try these for yourself.

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Cook: 12 minutes
Prep: 20 minutes
Serves 10

Ingredients
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsps. baking soda
  • 4 tsps. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsps. coffee grounds
  • 3 sticks butter, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Additional ground coffee
Instructions
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, corn starch, salt, and coffee grounds. Mix well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Cream together.
  • Fold in vanilla and eggs.
  • Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mixing continuously.
  • Add in chocolate chips and mix in by hand.
  • Form dough into one-inch balls and sprinkle with additional coffee.
  • Stagger on lined bake sheet.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Freshly Ground Coffee Cookies 20 minutes 12 minutes 32 minutes Serves 10 http://www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/12/recipe_card_MochaCookies-copy-850×444.jpg 4 cups flour 2 tsps. baking soda 4 tsps. corn starch 1 tsp. salt 2 Tbsps. coffee grounds 3 sticks butter, chopped 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar 2 tsps. vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 cup mini chocolate chips Additional ground coffee In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, corn starch, salt, and coffee grounds. Mix well. In a separate mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Cream together. Fold in vanilla and eggs. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mixing continuously. Add in chocolate chips and mix in by hand. Form dough into one-inch balls and sprinkle with additional coffee. Stagger on lined bake sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve and enjoy!

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Siri shows that tech can and must do better for people with disabilities

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Design tech with all people in mind.
Image: Ambar Del Moral/Mashable

Eyes flickering along the alphabet, I can “type” my name without lifting a finger.

The sight-controlled keyboard following my gaze is being showcased by the Australian startup Psykinetic as part of the City of Sydney’s Unlimited Possibilities: Disability and Science Fiction Expo.

Nick Temple, a software engineer at Psykinetic, guides me through the process of calibrating the system. I explode red dots on a computer screen by concentrating my gaze, so the eye tracking system can get to know my habits.

After that, I’m able to type short sentences in only tens of seconds.

The system, which uses pattern recognition, is part of a new class of assistive technologies that aim to remove barriers for people with disabilities.

It’s a movement Melanie Tran is part of. Living with a neuromuscular condition, she is a lead user experience designer at AbilityMate, an Australian startup that uses 3D printing to create assistive devices.

Unlike the preponderance of technology companies that force you to change your habits to fit with their platforms, she puts humans at the centre of the process. Her role, as she sees it, is to build empathy and design based on the end users’ needs and emotions.

It’s a perspective honed by her own experiences with technology most especially, her powered wheelchair.

“When I was a lot younger, I saw a wheelchair more as a burden because it stopped me from accessing places, it stopped me from doing what I wanted to do,” she told me. “But as I got older, and as I started to work and got involved in the disability sector myself, I found that it was a freedom instead.

“It takes me to where I want to go, it gives me an independence to do what I love.”

Tran, along with Peter Horsley, the founder of the technology accelerator Remarkable, which works with disability-focused startups, argue that technology companies should design their products with the broadest range of users in mind.

AbilityMate was one of Remarkable’s first cohort in 2016, along with startups like Sound Scouts, which created a game that can detect hearing loss in kids.

Horsley said there’s a growing push towards universal design designing technology so it’s best for the largest amount of people.

Although it’s not just about doing good, you should. Horsley argued that if you design for people with disabilities in mind, you open up more markets as well as creating a better user experience all round.

“It takes me to where I want to go, it gives me an independence to do what I love.”

Both he and Tran cited the iPhone as a powerful example of this idea: Think of Siri and the smartphone’s ability to read out your text messages as assistive technologies that can help anyone.

“When you’re cooking, to be able to have something that can read the recipe out to you as you’ve got stuff all over your hands. That’s a great assistive device,” he said.

“I think the iPhone is a really awesome example it’s a universal design, to be honest,” Tran added. “It’s used by everyone, but it can also become one of the most powerful assistive technologies to someone who has a disability.”

There are more prosaic reasons why universal design is important.

Tran warned that the customisation and personalisation necessary to make existing technologies work well for people with disabilities often come at a high cost.

“People tend to wait a long time before funding,” she said. “Accessibility is one of the major pain points.”

If more devices are built with people of all abilities in mind, price points could lower.

Horsley also suggested that cost, as ever, remained a barrier in terms of letting people become fluent with technology.

“People who have a disability tend to be left out in terms of digital literacy,” he said. “Some of the figures from Australia show that families that don’t have disposable income to buy those assistive technologies, to buy iPhones … get left out.”

The Australian Council of Social Service reported that in 2013-14, 510,900 adults with a disability in Australia were living below the poverty line.

Ultimately, designers and engineers who don’t think broadly and inclusively about who their technology can work for will miss out on a whole world of inspiration.

“I think people who have a disability have such a unique perspective on life, and that itself is really a drive towards innovation,” Tran said.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/08/assistive-technology-disabilities-design/

Use An Ordinary Mug And Microwave To Bake An Ooey, Gooey Chocolate Cake

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If you love chocolate cake… Wait, what are we saying?Everyoneloves chocolate cake!

In fact, I can only think of one thing that can top ordinary chocolate cake chocolate cake made in less than a minute, in a mug!

Yes, you heard us right! It’s the same idea behind the famous 3-Minute Meatloaf-In-A-Mug, except that when all is said and done, you end up with a sweet dessert for one!

Kids and spouses will just have to forage for their own dessert,this hot chocolate-inspired treat is all yours!

It’s the brain-child of talentedpro chef Gemma Stafford, of Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking.

The simple recipe calls for just 7 ingredients, and none of them are eggs, so you don’t have to worry about undercooking.

Just throw your ingredients in a heat-safe mug, and pop it in the ole microwave for 40-50 seconds no muss, no fuss, just tasty chocolate cake!

Best of all, we are talkingalmostzero clean-up scrub the mug and you’re done.

Print out the recipe below to try this quick and indulgent dessert tonight.

Cook: 1 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Serves 1

Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsps. sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsps. flavorless oil (like canola)
  • 4 Tbsp. milk
Instructions
  • Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a microwave safe mug.
  • Microwave 40-50 seconds.
  • Allow to cool several minutes.
  • Top with whipped cream and marshmallows, and enjoy!

If you can't wait to bake yourself this scrumptious cake-in-a-cup, make sure to check out the video below.

And don't forget to SHARE this brilliant idea with everyone who loves sweets and easy clean-up!

Hot Chocolate Mug Cake 5 minutes 1 minutes 6 minutes Serves 1 http://www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/12/Screen-Shot-2016-12-08-at-2.08.23-PM-copy-2-850×444.jpg 4 Tbsps. all-purpose flour 2 Tbsps. sugar 2 Tbsps. unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. baking powder Pinch of salt 2 tsps. flavorless oil (like canola) 4 Tbsp. milk Mix all ingredients together thoroughly in a microwave safe mug. Microwave 40-50 seconds. Allow to cool several minutes. Top with whipped cream and marshmallows, and enjoy!

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Tropical Tacos: Add Fruit To Your Tacos To Create A Sweet And Savory Mix

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When it comes to the changing seasons, it seems like the grass is always greener somewhere else.

In summer, we crave the the chill of winter, but come wintertime, we’re ready to break out the bikinis and sunblock!

At that point, all we want is atropical vacation, but that doesn’t exactly come cheap, and it’s not a long-lasting solution to the winter blues.

Instead, this winter we’ve decided to treat ourselves to a decadentstaycation any time we want it in the form of a delicious and nutritious island-inspiredmeal!

We’ll teach you how to make Tropical Tacos four different ways, to cater to the tastes of the whole family.

Best of all, these zippy, tangy treats will totally transport you to the paradise of your choosing, minus the pricey plane tickets.

Scroll through below to see our recipe for four different types of mouthwatering tacos, and print out the recipe to try them yourself!

Cook: 0 minutes
Prep: 30 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
  • Jerk flank steak
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Mango
  • Scallions
  • Sour cream
  • Lime juice
  • Hot sauce
  • Plain yogurt
  • Mayonnaise
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Grilled pear
  • Sauted red peppers
  • Sauted red onions
  • Monterrey jack cheese
  • Chili powder
  • Fish steak, cooked and shredded
  • Papaya
  • Chopped red onion
  • Sauted portobellos
  • Avocado
  • Tortillas
Instructions
  • Steak Taco layer flank steak, pineapple, mango, scallions, sour cream, lime juice, and hot sauce in a tortilla.
  • Chicken Taco combine 5 oz. of yogurt, 2 Tbsps. mayo, and 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Mix well to form lime crema
  • Spread lime crema on tortilla, then layer with chicken teriyaki, pear, pineapple, sauted pepper and onion, and cheese. Save remaining crema for later.
  • Fish Taco combine 2 Tbsps. sour cream, 2 Tbsps. mayo, 2 Tbsps. lime juice, and 1 tsp. chili powder. Mix well into chili sauce.
  • Layer fish, chili sauce, papaya, mango, red onions, and scallions on tortilla.
  • Veggie Taco layer portobellos, avocado, sauted onions and peppers, and a drizzle of lime crema on tortilla.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Tropical Tacos: 4 Ways 30 minutes 0 minutes 30 minutes Serves 4 http://www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2016/12/recipe_card_tropicalTacos-copy-850×444.jpg Jerk flank steak Grilled pineapple Mango Scallions Sour cream Lime juice Hot sauce Plain yogurt Mayonnaise Chicken teriyaki Grilled pear Sauted red peppers Sauted red onions Monterrey jack cheese Chili powder Fish steak, cooked and shredded Papaya Chopped red onion Sauted portobellos Avocado Tortillas Steak Taco layer flank steak, pineapple, mango, scallions, sour cream, lime juice, and hot sauce in a tortilla. Chicken Taco combine 5 oz. of yogurt, 2 Tbsps. mayo, and 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Mix well to form lime crema Spread lime crema on tortilla, then layer with chicken teriyaki, pear, pineapple, sauted pepper and onion, and cheese. Save remaining crema for later. Fish Taco combine 2 Tbsps. sour cream, 2 Tbsps. mayo, 2 Tbsps. lime juice, and 1 tsp. chili powder. Mix well into chili sauce. Layer fish, chili sauce, papaya, mango, red onions, and scallions on tortilla. Veggie Taco layer portobellos, avocado, sauted onions and peppers, and a drizzle of lime crema on tortilla. Serve and enjoy!

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Foreign Policy Blunder: The CIA Just Disclosed Hundreds Of Intelligence Memos To The Chinese Government After Accidentally Selecting Its Printer

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Prepare to be outraged, because the Central Intelligence Agency just committed an error that has put the entire nation at risk. Yesterday afternoon, the CIA inadvertently disclosed sensitive intelligence memos to the Chinese government after accidentally selecting a printer in Beijing from the drop-down menu in the print dialog box.

Unbelievable. This is a major foreign policy disaster.

According to sources within the agency, a CIA employee trying to print out the memos for an internal intelligence briefing mistakenly selected a printer inside the Chinese Ministry of State Security instead of the CIAs own printer, causing Chinas printer to start producing copies of hundreds of documents detailing confidential American policy on everything from ISIS and digital surveillance to the hot-button issue of Taiwan.

When the documents failed to print, the CIA initially believed its own printer was misbehaving and attempted the print job several more times before realizing the mistake. By that point, however, it was too late, as a thick stack of papers discussing our nations most closely guarded secrets were already sitting in the printer tray in Beijing.

Yikes. The CIA definitely wishes it could have this one back.

We had hoped China would have run out of ink at some point in the printing process, said CIA Director John Brennan in a terse press conference. Unfortunately, it seems they replaced their black ink cartridge with a fresh one immediately prior to the incident.

Besides giving China direct access to top-secret information, U.S.-Chinese relations were further strained after top Chinese officials who were trying to print a document of their own grew furious as they had to sit through the lengthy American print job. Meanwhile, the economic fallout from this incident has already begun as China invoiced the Obama administration for five cents per page to cover the cost of ink and paper.

While theres no telling just how badly this leak will hurt us in the long run, this is an inexcusable error at a critical international moment that could have been avoided by spending just a few more seconds reviewing the print settings. Heads better be rolling after this one.

Read more: http://www.clickhole.com/article/foreign-policy-blunder-cia-just-disclosed-hundreds-5226

YouTube thanks you for watching all those pre-roll ads

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Music streaming subscriptions are on the rise, but YouTube isn’t intimidated.

The video giant reported Tuesday that it paid out $1 billion to the music industry based solely on advertising. In a blog post titled “A billion reasons to celebrate music on YouTube,” the company elaborates on why the music industry should embrace advertising and subscription models for digital services.

YouTube is one of several digital services that is contributing to the rise of revenues for the music industry, which has suffered from a decline over the last decade.

The company has faced criticism from labels and artists for not paying enough in royalties. British music industry body UK Music reported that per-stream rates fell from $0.00020 to $0.0010 from 2014 to 2015. Artists including Nelly Furtado have been vocal about fairer pay. Other services like Apple Music have received praise for improving their relations with artists.

Over the last year, the competition has dramatically increased among subscription services. Of course, there’s Spotify and Apple Music. This fall, several more options were introduced. In September, iHeartRadio, which owns 850 radio stations, added two subscription options. In October, Amazon launched an on-demand service for Prime members.

YouTube does offer a subscription model. With YouTube Red, customers have access to ad-free videos and music for $9.99 per month, similarly priced to other options.

The company said it expected a bright future for itself with more dollars shifting from TV, radio and print to digital.

“In the future, the music business has an opportunity to look a lot like television, where subscriptions and advertising contribute roughly equal amounts of revenue, bolstered by digital and physical sales. To achieve this, there is a lot of work that must be done by YouTube and the industry as a whole, but we are excited to see the momentum,” the company wrote in the blog post.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/06/youtube-music-advertising/

10 Vintage Work Uniforms That Women Rocked In The Early 1900s

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Over time, women’s roles in society have drastically changed and evolved females go through life today much differently than they did in the earlier centuries.

Thereare no restrictions on how much education a woman can receive, and the sky’s the limit when it comes to career possibilities.

However, this wasn’t always the case, as these old vintage ads suggest by the way they portray women.

Things started to evolvein the early 1900s with more jobs opening up to females. This sped up even more during WWI and WWII, when women stepped up in the working world to keep their countrygoing.

And with occupying professions, both new and old, came the uniforms that were unique to the job from the traditional black and white maid outfits to flowing dressesmade to play baseball in.

In today’s world, women actively occupy all the professions below, but the styles have definitely transformed over the decades. Keep scrolling to see for yourself!

Did you or your family members ever rock any of these now-vintage uniform looks? Let us know in the comments, and

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1. Nurse

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Today, we see both female and male nurses sporting bright bluescrubs in hospitals.But back in the day, women rocked a plain white dress with a collar and no nurse outfit was complete without the hat to match!

2. Athlete

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Women had an active role in playing professional sports when men were drafted overseas during WWII. In order to keep spirits high (and money coming in), many professional leagues scouted females to subin for their male counterparts.

Above, you’ll see women who played baseball wore sleeved dresses with sneakers a very different look compared to the jerseys and pants we often see on TV today.

3. Flight Attendant

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Supplied By Hawaiian Airlines

These days, many airlines are hiring fashion designers to elevate the look of their staff uniforms. But many companieshad it right the first time around, as seen in this vintage snapshot of flight attendantsfrom Hawaiian Airlines the tropical flower in the hair being a bit of a giveaway.

Rocking long-sleeved jackets with collared shirts underneath, knee-length skirts and a nice pair of shoes, these fashionableoutfitsand the professions that came with them were very desirable.

4. Waitress

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Thesehard-working ladies usually wore sleeved dresses with puffy skirts, possibly with a checkered print, and an apron wrapped around their waists.

Sometimes, waitresses rocked a very fashionable look for their profession maybe they were hoping it would get them a bit of an extra tip!

5. War Correspondent

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No, women weren’t able to fight in combat during the two world wars (although some of them did anyway), but they were certainly able to help in other ways such as the women above who acted as war correspondents in the1940s.

Their simple but stylish uniforms were certainly a unique twist on the traditional military garb.

6. Maid

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You may only seethese outfits in today’s worldwhen you go to the Halloween store, but people wore these traditional maid outfits on the job. With white frilly aprons and black dresses underneath, these women were ready to do their duty even if they didn’t look too thrilled aboutit.

7. Firefighter

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This is another job that might surprise many, since even today we don’t see too many female firefighters. But women have been occupying this positionand donning the uniform since the beginning of the1900s, proving early on that females can do some heavy physical labor, too.

8. Police Officer

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These women in uniform meant some serious business. Appearingin similar attire as the men who occupied these jobs, the lady copsdressed from head to toe in dark clothing with a fierce hat to match.

9. Farmer

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Women who helped with farm work had quite the opposite expectations as what a housewife might. The women above in particular were training hard for the Army, picking Brusselsspouts as part of their workout.

This job was just downright dirty, so these females wore the appropriate attire old pants, shirts, and aprons pairedwith some scuffed up boots. What else would you expect?

10. Factory Worker

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When menwent off to war, women had to step upand help meet manufacturing needs in the factories. So just like Rosie the Riveter, these ladies kept their hair back with bandanas, threw on some baggy jumpsuits, and got to work determined to prove that they could do thejob just as well.

Did we miss a profession women would take up in the early 1900s that had a unique outfit? Do you prefer the strict uniforms of yesteryear or the casual looks of today? Let us know in the comments, and

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Yes, Trump Did Win More Counties Than Any Republican Since Reagan

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Pence says Trump claimed more counties than any GOP candidate since 1984. Hes rightbut the size of some of those counties explains Hillary Clintons 2.6 million popular vote lead.”>

By Allison Graves and Louis Jacobson

President-elect Donald Trumps closest advisers fanned across the news shows Sunday to quell concern about the businessmans transition to the White House following a diplomat-rattling phone call with the president of Taiwan.

This was a courtesy call of the democratically elected president of Taiwan, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on NBCs Meet the Press. A call to congratulate the president-elect.

Even referring to Taiwans leader as president has been a longtime diplomatic no-no in the One China approach shared by previous administrations, said NBCs Andrea Mitchell.

In other news, the search for a secretary of state is taking a little bit longer than other top Cabinet posts, said Trumps chief of staff, Reince Priebus, with the pool of contenders expanding beyond former critic Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani to include former CIA director David Petraeus.

Trump has long admired Petraeus while blasting rival Hillary Clinton over her email practices on the campaign. Petraeus was prosecuted for leaking confidential information to his biographer and mistress, and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information in 2015.

I apologized for it, Petraeus said on ABC This Week. I paid a very heavy price for it, and Ive learned from it.

Pence said Trump would review the totality of Petraeuss military career before announcing his choice for the key Cabinet post. The transition overall, Pence said, is going smoothly.

To be around Donald Trump, as you know, having known him for a number of years, is to be around a man of boundless energy from literally the day after the election, Pence said, a historic election where he won 30 out of 50 states, more counties than any candidate on our side since Ronald Reagan.

Trump won the Electoral College but trails Clinton in the popular vote by more than 2.5 million. We wanted to know whether the county statistic was accurate, as well as its significance.

Pences statement is accurate but needs a bit of additional information, so it rates Mostly True.

Pence is on target that the number of counties won by Trump exceeds the number of counties won by every Republican presidential candidate since Reagan in 1984.

Trump receives credit from electoral specialists for expanding the Republican footprint, notably in places that had previously backed Barack Obama. According to a calculation by Time magazine, Trump won 220 counties that had voted for Obama in 2012, while Clinton took far fewer17that had gone for Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee.

And Trump outperformed Romneys vote share in 2,728 counties, compared to just 383 where Clinton outperformed Obama. But the places where Clinton performed better than Obama did were almost always in much more populous counties.

This illustrates a general pattern for Democrats in recent election cycles: They have run strongly in populous and economically growing urban and suburban areas, but poorly in lightly populated rural areas. This has been true for the entire period were looking atindeed, Bill Clinton never managed to win more counties during his two victories in the 1990sbut the partisan disparity has been growing steadily. And the pattern reached a new apogee with the Trump vs. Clinton race.

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This helps explain why Clinton so far has won 2.6 million more votes than Trump didalmost 2 percentage points morewhile losing so many counties.

Loving County, Texas, has a population of 82, while Californias Los Angeles County has over 9.8 million, said Costas Panagopoulos, a Fordham University political scientist. The number of counties won is not necessarily a meaningful indicator, absent any consideration of the population of these counties.

Carrier jobs

As further evidence of a smooth transition of power, Pence cited Trumps deal with Carrier as an example of one promise already delivered. Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd asked Pence to explain how the deal is not an example of government intervening in the private sector.

Well, first off, Pence said, lets remember now more than a thousand Hoosiers have certainty in their jobs and in their futures going into this Christmas season because of the leadership of Donald Trump.

In a panel discussion that followed, the president of a liberal public policy group said the Carrier news isnt impressive when you read the fine print.

This is a bad deal, said Heather McGhee, president of Demos. Did you actually read the Carrier letter? It started out saying, Were pleased to inform you, and then it ended up talking about all of the jobs that would still be shipped overseas. The numbers Im looking at say less than half of them are actually staying.

Her statement rates Half True.

McGhees statement is not right when strictly looking at 1,400 jobs that Carrier Corporations said would move to Monterrey, Mexico. In its deal with Trump and Pence, the company preserved 800 union jobs, mainly involved with making furnaces. Thats about 58 percent of the jobs that were in danger of export.

However, if one widens the lens to encompass more of the economic picture, there are plenty of jobs from Carrier and its corporate parent still going south of the border.

United Technologies, the corporate parent of Carrier, is moving forward with its previously announced plans to close one of its factories in Huntington, Indiana, and move its 700 jobs to Mexico.

And even though the Carrier plant will retain 800 jobs to develop the furnaces, an estimated 600 jobs will move to Mexico as planned as the company relocates its fan coil manufacturing line.

While this announcement is good news for many, we recognize it is not good news for everyone, reads the letter.

Going by the broader view, McGhee is right that less than half (or 38 percent) of the 2,100 jobs in danger of being exported will actually end up staying.

Read more fact-checks at PunditFact.com.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/04/yes-trump-did-win-more-counties-than-any-republican-since-reagan.html

How yelldesign is changing the short-form content game with paper and scissors

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Image: HP OfficeJet

Four years ago, Melbourne resident Matt Willis crashed his bike. He didnt know that the next two months in hospital would transform his life. During his time off work, the design consultant discovered the Vine app and began producing stop motion videos, bringing to life ordinary household items in seamless six-second clips.

Eight months into his Vine career, Willis was approached by brands that were interested in collaborating on stop motion videos, and yelldesign was born.

Now in his fourth year, Willis heads up a team of nine video artists, illustrators, sound designers and paper crafters to make viral stop motion videos for clients such as Visa, Twitter, Samsung and more. Success accompanied the growth: In 2014, yelldesign was nominated for a Vine creativity Streamy award and two Tropvine awards at Tropfest, the worlds largest short film festival.

Most impressively, Willis won the #6SecFilms competition at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival for Vine titled Wrap Dancer, a stop motion loop of a breakdancing tortilla. That food Vine was the start of something special.

yelldesign is most famous for Papermeal, a project that uses colourful paper ingredients to illustrate the start-to-finish creation of a dish. Viewers can learn to cook penne meatballs, fish and chips and Ramen noodles in the 33- to 60-second videos, which Willis says are excruciatingly laborious.

Every second of footage takes around one hour to photograph, Willis says. So once you start a sequence, you have to be committed for quite a few hours just to get a snippet of footage.

Tight deadlines and lightning fast turn-around times mean the yelldesign crew must work incredibly quickly and not screw it up.

All of our equipment right down to the cable internet in the wall needs to be premium quality and super fast, he says. Willis uses a commercial laser cutter to snip the desired shapes and hard copy visual storyboards to guide creative meetings and the filming process. To satisfy the studios insatiable appetite for paper, Willis doesnt compromise on the printers.

We use a range of printed paper from our HP printers and coloured cards for animations, Willis says. Weve always used HP printers theyre reliable and we can count on them.

Whether hes running off paper meatballs, noodles or hard boiled eggs, Willis knows he can count on the HP OfficeJet Pro family of printers. With two-sided printing up to 20 pages per minute (crucial for folding the coloured paper), colour prints at up to half the cost-per-page of a traditional laser printer and wireless-enabled printing from smartphones and tablets, the OfficeJet Series is the optimal hardware for creatives who dont settle for adequate.

For next summer, yelldesign is creating a new series of Papermeal videos, and theyre expanding to TV commercials, which Willis is especially excited about. The pressure only serves to motivate the team.

Creatively, we can really push the concepts with stop motion. Literally anything is possible, Willis says. Our confidence has grown with each new challenge.

The next time youre cooking a pasta or a fancy bowl of Ramen, look to yelldesign and Papermeal for the most inspired step-by-step instruction on the internet.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/12/05/yelldesign-hp-officejet/