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  • The Harms of Excessive Screen Watching; And What You Can Do About It

    Posted in Uncategorized by Brooke. on June 3, 2021

    Research has shown that, on average, an American adult spends around 11 hours looking at some sort of screen every day! This statistic has not yet taken into account the shift to online and home-based jobs. The extreme levels of screen time is impacting our generation.
    There are both physical and psychological effects related to excessive screen watching. Common health issues that arise are dry eyes, headaches, blurred vision, disrupted sleep and lack of productivity. One of the main reasons for this is known to be blue light. Blue light is present in both sunlight and light from screens. It has a higher energy level than any other color, and prolonged exposure can cause problems. Here are some ways to tackle the effects of screen watching:

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    1. Reduce Exposure to Blue Light
    This can be very cheap and simple if you get the hang of it. One way to avoid blue light is to get blue light filtering glasses. These remove the blue light from the screen you are seeing. Another solution is to use a blue light filter on the device that you are using. The filter basically removes all or most of the blue light from the screen based on your preferences. It makes the screen follow a more natural transition. This is also called night mode on many devices. It can also be set to turn on automatically as the sun goes down.
    2. Take Breaks
    Screen-related fatigues, such as dry eyes or headaches, occur when you stare at a single screen for too long. When eyes stick to looking at a single distance and brightness, they get tired. A way to avoid this is to try the 20-20-20 rule. This rule tells you to look away from your screen after every 20 minutes, at an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. You can even take it a step further and go for a quick stroll outside. You will see how wondrous it is for your eye health.

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    3. No Screens in Bed
    It is common for people to wrap up their work, get ready for bed, and pull out their phones to scroll through their socials and whatnot once they are in it. Social media is so addicting that you do not even realize sometimes how long you have spent mindlessly scrolling through posts. This not only takes up valuable time of your sleep but leaves your sleep cycle and quality disturbed. You would not wake up fresh the following day. So make it a rule that your phone should be away from you once you enter your bed and should not be used till the morning.

     

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    While it is understandably difficult to completely eliminate them, we all can put and effort and keep ourselves to a limit. Do you have any tips that can help with tacking screen-watching? Tell us in the comments below!

  • Stock up on Household Commodities While the Stocks last!

    Posted in Uncategorized by Brooke. on May 10, 2021

    Running a household is not easy, and if you're new to managing your own living space, it is even more challenging. Unless you have a lot of money to throw around, you will find yourself trying to budget and manage your expenses. Household commodities individually don't seem much; just a few bucks for a shampoo bottle seems like no problem. The real issue begins when the combined expenses from the entire month comes forward.
    You become baffled on trying to figure out how you spent so much. If you know how to manage your home, you already know that buying smarty means buying bundles. If you're new to it, you're going to learn something new. Buying in bundles can save you a lot on non-perishable commodities in the long run. So we brought you some sweet deals to help you manage your monthly budget with ease.
    1. Charmin Toilet Paper
    One of the worst experiences someone can go through at home is to run out of toilet paper. No one in their right mind wants to be stuck in a bathroom with no toilet paper. Toilet paper is amongst the most used commodities in a household, so be smart and get this bundle pack of toilet paper while it's still on sale!

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    2. Power wash Dish Spray
    Dish soap tends to run out real quick. The reason for this is the excessive use of it. Each time you're going to eat something, you're likely to get a few dishes dirty. Getting a bundle pack of Dawn dish spray will help you save.

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    3. Smart Home Bundle
    If you're a tech geek, you'll surely know the value of a smart home and the luxury that it can give you. Individual accessories for a smart home can cost you a fortune, so buying some necessities for a smart home in a bundle is one of the smartest things you will do.

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    4. 12-pc Bath Towel Bundle
    Anyone who takes joy in their baths knows the value of a complete set of bath towels. It completes the experience. But bath towels of all sizes can be costly if bought individually. Please take a look at this fantastic deal; get them while they're on sale.

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    5. Blender Bundle
    Having the luxury to blend some juice at home is fantastic, especially if you love detoxing and keeping yourself fit. Get this blender bundle at a bargain. These can go for a lot if you buy them individually.

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    Did any of these suggestions tinker your interest? Do you know of any more tips on getting cheaper items for your home? If so, please tell us in the comments. We will love to know!

  • Amazon Prime Day: Here is What to Expect

    Posted in Uncategorized by Brooke. on July 4, 2018
     This year’s edition of the much awaited Amazon Prime Day is slated for July 16th at 12 Noon Pacific Time. The massive sale-off would be open to the Amazon Prime subscribers .The Prime Day would see customers in the US, Spain, UK, Mexico, Japan, India, Germany, China, Canada, Belgium, Austria, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, and Luxembourg enjoy discounts for up to 36 hours. This year’s edition of the Prime day we will see major improvements in terms of the expected subscribers, the targeted countries, and the goods set to be sold. The number of hours for the offers have also been increased from last year’s 30 to this year’s 36.

    Prime Day Deals to Expect

    Most of the deals anticipated on this year’s Prime day will be products branded by Amazon. Some of them include the Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, and the Echo device.

    To create a buzz, the company has already started making introductory offers on certain key products including today’s $100 discount on the Amazon Echo device bundled with 4 months of unlimited Amazon Music for only 99 cents
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    With that, the company is also anticipating to take in some more members in the Prime subscribership. Prime subscribers are however expected to pay more this year as compared to last year. For instance, last year, the company was charging $99 for prime membership. This year, the value has been increased by 20 percent to $119. Amazon may, therefore, need to increase its marketing efforts to bring new subscribers on board as they may be put-off by the high subscription fees.
    Customers are however expecting to reap from the massive sell-offs as well as the newly anticipated products from companies which may take the advantage to introduce new products in the market. Delta is expected to launch its new voice-activated faucet while Coleman is expected to launch its new Road trip LXE gas-powered grill.
    Amazon would also be giving away some sumptuous deals in this period. In the bid to push the market for new products including Alexa, the company would be dishing out cash rewards to online shoppers as well as offering a giveaway of the  new 2019 Lexus ES incorporated with Alexa functions.
    Despite the glitches that the company has faced on the Amazon Prime Day, enough preparations have been made towards ensuring that nothing goes out of hand to inconvenience shoppers. The company said that it was working to ensure that no technical hitches occur such as those evidenced in 2016 and 2017. To avoid inconveniencing customers, the company has increased the number of popular products that are expected to be sold out much sooner. It has also beefed up its cloud presence and computer backups.

    Readers, are you planning to shop Prime Day this year? What items are you hoping to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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