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SMS Trackers

For those who have to track SMS on somebody’s phone, you can easily do this with the help of SMS spy apps. Nowadays mobile technologies let us do this without taking any efforts. There we gathered some extra SMS trackers, with which you will get acquainted right now.

Highster Mobile

HigsterMobile is an SMS tracker app with a long record, well known on the mobile market. It suggests you spying on mobile phones and reading SMS from almost any mobile gadget. No doubt, it’s actually helpful. Using an effective SMS tracker Highster Mobile you can do more than just take out new text messages… Also, you will be able to retrieve old or deleted SMS from the cell phone. In such a way you will know all the details of the message content. Highster Mobile is an SMS tracker, which possesses a powerful system of remote tracking that will help you to be abreast of what’s going on within the messages of your partner, friends or children. Strong aspects

  • No-jailbreak program
  • Undetectable
  • Access to deleted messages

Moreover, Highster Mobile is an SMS tracker, that can extract hidden calls, photos, videos, websites and uninstalled apps. The price for this SMS tracker app is 69,99$, and you won’t have to download upgrades because they are already included in the package.

Auto Forward Spy

Auto Forward Spy is said to be one of the best SMS tracker apps for iPhone and Android gadgets. This SMS tracker app lets you review browser’s history in google and other browsers, unlock logins and passwords, track up messages that were sent and received etc. Due to SMS tracker app, you can do this without having somebody’s phone in your arms! Also, you can record any phone conversation you like and then you will be able to save the record and to listen to it. One more function is browsing control so that you can see if anyone visits inappropriate or prohibited websites. Strong aspects

  • Detailed information about each message: time, date, sender/recipient
  • Call recording function
  • Social media monitoring
  • Gps tracking
  • Information about all incoming and outgoing calls

Free customer service for this SMS tracker app is available, so if you have any questions you can call and get answers. The cost of this tracker is 69,99$.

SurePoint Spy

Though this SMS tracker is a new one on the market, it’s worth paying attention to it. It will be useful for parents who want to control their child or for a boss who needs to monitor his employees. Due to SMS tracker SurePoint Spy, you can view all incoming and outgoing calls, monitor messages, which are sent and received. This SMS tracker is a great stealth for all those, who want to know the truth. All information is retrieved and after that, it appears in your personal account which you can use from your phone. All you will need is to be online and ready for results. SurePoint Spy tracker will cost you 69,99$ without any extra fees for updates. You are welcome to use Customer Support service for free. Strong aspects

  • No jail-breaking
  • Complete SMS spying function


One more tracker app, TrackMyPhones, can’t be considered a multitask one. Though it corresponds its name completely. That’s an ideal app for searching for your phone in case you’ve lost it or it has been stolen. This SMS tracker app suggests you a Thief Tracker setting, that makes a photo of anyone who tries to unlock your gadget instead of you and identifies the location of your phone. The photo is sent to the company mail, after that it is forwarded to you. When you don’t have GPRS, you can control your phone with the help of SMS commands. Strong aspects

  • Effective Thief Tracker tool
  • Identification of the phone location


Sms tracker enables you with the following functions: SMS spying and chat conversations tracking. It is also equipped with GPS locator. XNSpy provides you with such tools, like tracking of contacts and phone calls, SMS reading, identification of GPS position, recording of phone calls and viewing of photos or videos. Strong aspects

  • GPS location
  • Efficient SMS tracking
  • Call Log Pro

This SMS tracker is specialized in the recording of voice conversations during the phone calls with other contacts. The record starts as soon as the call recipient appears on the line. With this software, you will have a possibility to send yourself the recording to save it on your device. You can record conversations up to 2 minutes for free. For installing of 30 minutes of recording time you’ll have to pay 4,99$. Strong aspects

  • Recording function


MobiPast is known to be one of the best invisible SMS spy apps. You are able to monitor messages not only on the cell phone, but also on facebook, Instagram, and other social networks. You will know what messages are sent and received every 30 minutes. You will even get access to removed messages on the iPhone. It is a successful trial for your children, partners, and children. Strong aspects

  • SMS spy in social networks


Balancing Your Work and Life

By Barbara Perino and Rebecca Walzak

In the first part of June, the White House held a summit on working fathers. NPR Code Switch publication said this is another sign of just how much modern fatherhood is changing as the number of stay-at-home dads in the United States has doubled since 1989 and is now around 2.2 mil-lion. Pew Research Center found that a quarter of stay-at-home fathers said they choose to stay at home with their children. A similar number said they were at home due to illness and another similar number consisted of fathers with disabilities or who were unable to find work. Fathers who are actively involved in child-rearing regardless of their individual situation are still not a common practice.

Blogger, Richard Doyin became an overnight sensation when he posted a photo online with his blog while on paternity leave from his corporate job. What he thought was an innocuous photo of his interaction and care giving with his two daughters became an instant hit. While his motive was rather self-serving because he wanted to prove to his skeptical wife that he could do it, the photo was shared by tens of thousands of people and he was inundated with responses from varying perspectives. Some people thought he was one of the “greatest dads.” Other people pointed that the mothers do this every day, and if you saw a woman doing this, it wouldn’t be considered such a worthy endeavor. But there was other responses from people who had their core beliefs shattered – “this guy seems pretty cool, he’s black and loves his kids. What’s going on?” Richard’s wants his conversations through blogs to start from the position that dads like him, black or otherwise are not aberrations. “My issue is that I want it to be a discussion about modern fatherhood where it’s OK for men to behave the way I’m behaving as far as caring for their kids,” he said. “It’s not unusual.”

A study by Boston College for Work & Family found that a majority of fathers (especially those under 40), are moving away from the traditional “breadwinner” role and see themselves as responsible for both the emotional and financial needs of their children.

The study found that “Based on what fathers are telling us, it’s clear that they carry an appreciation of the important role that fatherhood plays in their lives and the lives of their family members. From our research, we see American men who are striving to be good workers, good fathers, and good men.”

The idea of fathers taking an active role in raising their children is not necessarily new. Older fathers, of which there are many more these days, have always had the opportunity to actively participate in the “fatherhood” experience. Everyone probably knows a man who has or wants more responsibility for their home and children. Take my son-in-law for example. He is a fire-fighter and because of his schedule he is home on a regular basis. When he first started in this job, he assumed that he should be working a second job, since that is what “men” do. However, it soon became apparent that the best thing he could do for the kids and the family’s financial health was to stop paying a nanny and take on those responsibilities himself. He does find that many times he will be the only father on play dates or at the daisy scout meeting, but the reward of being more involved with family and community more than compensates for any funny looks.

Of course, there is the fear that reducing time at the office will dead-end careers. Stew Friedman, a management professor and head of Work/Life Integration Project at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School shared that there is a lot of confusion and angst among young men on how they’re going to make it work. There is also a stigma working against men that those who identify themselves as active fathers are unwilling to work hard or put the company first. (Does this sound familiar to our female readers?) Typically men in traditional breadwinner roles are rewarded either because of cultural assumptions or because they are able to put their work first while men who act as caregivers are hurt for doing so.

“Employers still tend to promote people who appear willing to sacrifice everything for their careers,” says Jessica DeGroot, founder of ThirdPath Institute, an organization that advocates better work-life policies. Most current leaders are from the “Baby Boom” generation and rose to the top under the old rules, which shapes their thinking about what it takes to succeed. This is especially true in the mortgage industry where most leaders of companies are typically older Baby Boomers who still lead from the “top down” and resist change. How are these current leaders going to embrace the younger generation of males who “work to live” vs. “live to work”? Obviously this approach will have to change as new, younger leaders, both men and women advance in their careers. “This new breed of leadership will turn down promotions or curb their ambitions without greater support for their parenting roles,” says Brad Harrington of the Boston College Center for Work & Family.

The study at Boston College also found that the more supportive fathers perceive their work environments to be better overall based on the lower level of work-to-family conflict and the higher the level of work-to-family enrichment they experience because of their attention to balancing their work and families. Ultimately this demonstrates that a more supportive work culture has a positive effect on a father’s home life and vice versa.

The changes that are taking place with fathers have not been fully understood and embraced within organizations, and old paradigms persist. Work-life balance continues to be seen as mainly a women’s issue. Fathers are expected to work long hours and to put their work lives ahead of their family lives. Unfortunately there is a deeply ingrained belief that working more hours leads to higher productivity and more effective workers. What it often fails to consider are the costs of added employee stress, lower morale, low job satisfaction and lower employee engagement, which ultimately leads to a decrease in productivity in those extra hours spent at the office instead of at home. Regardless of views on longer work hours and productivity, it is clear that roles of both men and women are changing. Women are taking a larger role at work and will continue to do so. Fathers are taking a larger role at home and that trend will also continue.

Whether you are well established in a positive work-life balance or just interested in getting your company to begin thinking this way there are some ideas available for consideration. The Enterprise-For-Health organization suggests some work-life balance activities such as:

      • Flexible working hours
      • Flexible place of work (telecommuting, working from home)
      • Flexible design of work processes and work content (teams working together, job sharing, job rotation)
      • Provision of financial and social support (providing child-care, care arrangements for child and elder-care, child-care bonus allowances, concierge services)
      • Qualifications to encourage work-life balance and staff development (through coaching, mentoring, management training)
      • Stress management (classes, work-place programs)

Some companies that have embraced the possibility of this new working place movement include Ford Motor Company who allows salaried U.S. employees to work a reduced schedule. MetLife has a virtual coaching program for expecting parents. Ernst & Young LLP offers a similar program, which was for women only until a female officer suggested offering to men as well. American Express holds occasional Fatherhood Breakfast Series where they invite male colleagues to talk about blending career and family. Google and Zappos have embraced blending work, play and balance into their cultures for years.

The companies who recognize and respect the need of their employees at different stages in life are best positioned and prepared to meet the challenges of the changing world of work. Being out of balance between work and life leads to employees experiencing very specific stressful situations with negative health consequences. Ignoring this can reflect on the success of an employer as well. Companies need to find ways to support all types of family arrangements and provide the flexibility needed to make both the companies and the employees successful. Those that do this will have access to the best talent pool, and potentially a very productive and engaged workplace, even if you happen to be a mortgage company.

About The Author
Barbara Perino is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach guiding her clients who are executive leaders and their staff. Barbara has been trained through The Coach Training Institute (CTI) located in San Rafael, CA. She completed a Coaching Certification Program through CTI and the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Prior to becoming a coach, Barbara was a 16-year veteran of the residential mortgage industry in a national sales management capacity for property valuation and residential mortgage service providers.

About The Author
rjbWalzak Consulting, Inc. was founded and is led by Rebecca Walzak, a leader in operational risk management programs in all areas of the consumer lending industry. In addition to consulting experience in mortgage banking, student lending and other types of consumer lending, she has hands on practical experience in these organizations as well as having held numerous positions from top to bottom of the consumer lending industry over the past 25 years.

10 Ways to De-Stress at the Office

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  • Just Breath – It may sound simple but it works. Take three long deep breaths before you react to a stressful situation or if you just need to remain calm.
  • Move – Don’t have time for a 90 minute Yoga class or time to get to the gym, just do 3-4 yoga poses or take a walk around the block. You’ll return refreshed and ready to tackle any project.
  • Show Gratitude – Remember the things you are grateful for. Your stress levels will decrease as you raise your vibration of gratitude. Feeling grateful will keep you calm and bring you peace.
  • Quite Time – You don’t have to spend hours meditating in a cave in the Himalayas, just enjoy a few minutes of quiet time, as you focus on your breathing.
  • De-Clutter – Clutter creates stress. Take just a few minutes to clear off your desk or clear out any distracting piles. You will feel relaxed and be able to think clearer.
  • Positive Affirmations – Use positive statements to re-boot your troubling thoughts. – I Am At Peace –  All Is Well – I’m Doing The Best I Can
  • Step Away From Your Electronics – Even though we have benefited tremendously from technology there are times when we can go into overload. Take just a few minutes to step away from the computer and your phones. Stretch your legs, arms and hands. You will return and be more focused.
  • Let Go of the Small Stuff – Life isn’t perfect. Sometimes life’s bumps and detours can end up bringing you joy. Detach from your “ideal” outcome and allow life to flow.
  • Be Present – We spend a lot of time worrying about the future and bemoaning the past. Both of which keep you from enjoying the present moment. Staying fully present in the moment you can ensure happiness and joy right now.
  • Reduce Bad News – Limit the time you spend watching and listening to the news. It’s all negative and stressful. This will only increase your stress levels.

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