How to Fight Fake News

It’s all too often that we read, watch and hear about news that shocks us only to later find that it is fake. With social networking news, no matter whether it is real or fake can spread worldwide in a matter of minutes with many not finding out the truth until hours or days later. The Internet has been a great resource to many people, however when it comes to the fast paced sharing society online fake news can be damaging to businesses, people and even their careers but there are ways that it can be reduced and ultimately stopped.

Social media has made many people vulnerable to fake news and can cause communication problems. There are however ways for people using social networking sites to complain about information that is found to be incorrect or out-dated. Unfortunately these articles can still be shared even after they have been reported but before they are able to do so they will receive a notification letting them know the validity of the article is being disputed.

Information that makes people feel uncomfortable is often avoided which is why the validity of news is so often looked past. It’s important to challenge information no matter how it may seem to work in your benefit should you not have the evidence to back up the claim. Rather than ignoring information that seems to be untrue the best practice is to report it so that it can be looked into properly. Although you may not wish to share it, others will and that is how fake news is spread.

Start using a newsfeed analyst tool to make a chart of the friends you have and how often their information appears in your newsfeed. If their information is regularly incorrect it could be an idea to let them know to give them the chance to remove it.

Look at the most recent election, it was greatly misjudged by journalists due to the fact they wanted to believe it would work in their favor. Mutual understanding and questioning is difficult when people are opposed. It is more beneficial to work together to find the truth before printing fake news and if already posted and questioned to be researched for validity.

Without a filter bubble that stops you from really taking note of what others are saying if it doesn’t agree with your beliefs it is more beneficial to see whether or not the information is correct. If it is not then you can revel in the fact you were right, if not it could very well change your viewpoint.

Viral fake news is usually used to damage a person or companies reputation and make money so before buying into stories online or otherwise it is always better to find out what the opposing parties would have to gain by creating fake information.

By uploading tools and using search engines to find out more information before deciding whether to share information or not, you could stop the fake news from being spread in its tracks. Be constructive in the way you share information and only share what you know to be true not what grabs your attention. If everyone takes this approach fake news could be a thing of the past.

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Employment Law: Proposed Changes To Rest and Meal Breaks

The New Zealand Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2013 will if passed change the law inter alia relating to Rest and Meal Breaks.New provisions deal with the timing and duration of rest breaks and meal breaks.There is also a provision that, for the purposes of where an Employer and Employee cannot agree on when the Employee is to take his or her breaks or on the duration of the breaks, the Employer may specify reasonable times and durations that, having regard to the Employer’s operational environment or resources and the Employee’s interests, enable the Employer to maintain continuity of service or production.There are also new provisions that relate to compensatory measures.1. A new section provides that an Employer is exempt from the requirement to provide rest breaks and meal breaks:
2. To the extent that the Employer and Employee agree that the Employee is to be provided with compensatory measures; or
3. to the extent that, having regard to the nature of the work performed by the Employee, the Employer cannot reasonably provide the Employee with rest breaks and meal breaks.An Employer is also required to provide the Employee with compensatory measures if the Employer is not required to provide the Employee with rest breaks and meal breaks and makes clear that compensatory measures must be reasonable and includes specific clarification as to compensatory measures that involve the Employee being provided with time off work.A compensatory measure is defined as a measure that is designed to compensate an Employee for an Employee’s failure to provide rest breaks and meal breaks. It includes (without limitation) a measure that provides the Employee with time off work at an alternative time during the Employee’s work period, for example, by allowing a later start time, an earlier finish time, or an accumulation of time off work that may be taken on 1 or more occasions. The definition of work period repeats the definition of that term in the current Act.SummaryThe Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2013 replaces provisions which relate to an Employee’s entitlement:1. To rest breaks and meal breaks,
2. The timing and duration of the breaks,
and compensatory measures.The new provisions require an Employer to provide an Employee with rest breaks and meal breaks that provide the Employee with a reasonable opportunity for rest and refreshment and to attend to personal matters during the Employee’s work period; and are appropriate for the duration of the Employee’s work period. A new provision provides that the Employee’s entitlement to rest breaks or meal breaks may be subject to restrictions, but only if the restrictions are reasonable and necessary, having regard to the nature of the Employees work; or if not reasonable and necessary, the restrictions are reasonable and agreed to by the Employer and the Employee (which may be in an employment agreement or otherwise).The Bill also clarifies that an Employer’s entitlement to rest breaks is to paid rest breaks.

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8 Effective Daily Lifestyle And Weight Management Tips For Health And Fitness

There are simple weight management tips you can do in your daily lifestyle. While they are easy to do, they are valuable and effective. Here are 8 daily tips for successful weight management:

Reduce the portions in your meals. Be conscious of the calories when you portion your meals. In your plate, one quarter should comprise a portion (palm-size) of lean protein such as chicken breast or salmon and one quarter of brown rice or other unrefined grain, while half of your plate should contain different varieties of colorful veggies. If you still feel hunger pangs after eating, wait for 20 minutes. It’s enough time for the foods that you ate to digest. Otherwise you can eat extra veggies, tossed salad or a small slice of fruit

Eat your regular meals, don’t skip. In weight management, it is essential to eat 3 regular meals and snacks. It is particularly important to eat breakfast. It’ll jumpstart your metabolism. Consider that you need food to fuel your body. Without food to sustain your body, it cannot work efficiently.

Load up your calories in the morning until noon. Consuming more calories on the first half of the day curbs your hunger during the night. You do most of your activities at daytime, anyway. In the evenings, you are normally less active, so eat lighter dinners.

Eat more fiber. The recommended amount of fiber consumption for women is 25 to 30 grams per day. However, many women fall short of that. Increase your fiber intake by eating whole grain breads and cereals. They are high in fiber. Make your pasta and rice whole wheat instead of white. Add more dried beans when you prepare your meals. More fiber intake makes you feel fuller faster, making you eat less. It curbs your hunger as well. Lower your cholesterol by consuming more soluble fiber.

Know what the good sources of fiber are. Sources of insoluble fiber are corn bran, wheat, cereals, pasta, bread, fruit and root vegetables skin and most veggies such as green beans, potatoes and broccoli. What are the food sources of soluble fiber? They are psyllium, barley, oat bran, oats and legumes like split peas, dried beans and most fruits and veggies.

Have regular exercise- make it daily. Engage in an exercise routine or get more physically active. Ask for the advice of your health professional or exercise physiologist.

Make sure that you eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies daily. These food sources are rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber while being low in calories and fat. Two to three servings of fruits should be included in your daily diet. If you can, avoid eating canned juice and fruit. You’ll also have added fiber and nutrients intake if you eat fruits with the skin. Incorporate more fruits and veggies in your lunch and dinner. You can snack on them, too.

Drink sufficient amounts of water. Take in 6 to 8 glasses of water everyday. You’ll prevent yourself from overeating while you keep yourself hydrated.
These weight management tips and tricks to inculcate in your daily meals and lifestyle can effectively aid in your health and fitness.

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