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5 Modern Reading Lights for Any Reader

Paul Marantz, a lighting professional at Jules Fisher & Paul Marantz Inc., said that the major problem with lights today is that lights are so personal. It is very vital to note that too much light[ing] is just as bad as blunt light[ing]. Dr. Faye said that when light shines from highly reflective surfaces, it’s fatiguing and especially inconvenient for older people with cataracts and eyes problems. Shaded lamps cut the flash and focus and modulate the light. What to Look for in Reading Lights Brightness: This is the first reason you are getting a reading light, so you must ensure that it is going to stand up to the test. When the lights are low, you need to be able to see the pages on the book, no matter what the size of the letters are on the page. The brighter, the better (but not to the point that it will have a harmful effect on your eyes). Durability: The manufacturing of the light will make a great difference based on its longevity. You do not want to lose out on quali

How to Pick the Perfect Set of Swim Goggles

Ready to take the plunge into the sport of swimming? The benefits of the sport [1]  have been shown over and over again to be effective over other types of physical activity. It’s strength training, cardiovascular in nature, low impact, and can be done with a minimal amount of gear. One of the things you do need, however, is a good pair of swim goggles. Why You Should Always Wear Goggles When Swimming There are two reasons that you should always be hitting the pool with a pair strapped to your head: 1. They will help you see under the water . This sounds obvious, perhaps silly, but goggles will help you see better under the water. This is important because for starters you need to be able to see where you are going, and secondly, it will help you better see and avoid other swimmers in your lane. 2. They protect your eyes. You know how from time-to-time you go to the pool and emerge with red, itchy eyes? For most of us (myself included), it was assumed that this was because of th

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Health Policy

Most employers don’t offer 100% free health insurance, which means that a portion of your income is going toward your healthcare plan every single month. If you’re in good health, you’re probably not using a majority of the health benefits you’re paying for. However, there still can be a lot of different benefits for you. All you have to do is a little bit of research to help you learn more about your plan. Here are five ways to make the most of your health coverage so that you feel like you’re getting something in return. 1. Find out what freebies are offered Since you’re paying for your health insurance, nothing is truly “free,” but there are likely perks that you won’t have to pay extra for. Many preventative healthcare services, like screenings and tests, are available thanks to the Affordable Care Act. There are additional freebies for women and children as well. Be sure to ask about any freebies that your business may have to offer. You may never know about it if you never ask

13 Ways to Handle Grief After the Loss of a Loved One

Grief and loss are never easy to deal with. But by doing some or all of these simple steps, you will discover that life has a way of healing your pain. Living with and loving someone for many years, through the joys and difficulties, has already made you stronger than you realize. 1. Pray for Strength Grief is one of the hardest things anyone can face in life. It is very painful and can take a long time to process. This is why you must rely on your faith to carry you through. Pray when you need help and strength. Trust that your prayers will be answered. God will give you the strength you need to face anything. All you have to do is ask for help and you will be helped. Know that you are loved every minute of every day, and you are never alone. Whatever your religious beliefs are, now is the time for faith. Ask for help in dealing with your sorrow, and pray for the strength you need to endure.  2. Cry When You Feel Like it Pain is something that hits you on and off, no matter what

The Problem With Wanting Life To Be Easy

This isn’t intended to be a post in support of drudgery or making life difficult for yourself. I’m all for doing things in the most straightforward and simplest way, however, believing that life should be inherently easy and straightforward is often a fast pass to dissatisfaction, anger and depression. Sometimes things will come easily to you and it’s important to enjoy the parts of your life that seem to slot into place. However, when people assume that things should come easily and believe at some level that the core aspects of life such as relationships and work should generally be plain sailing, it often leads to feeling cheated. Also, it can feel as if there’s something wrong with you if you find certain parts of life challenging whilst other people seem to sail through; finding things difficult can somehow become a fault or character defect. Understandably this often leads to people giving up or can contribute to a perpetual sense of failure. Relationships end because they fee

9 Handy And Helpful Micro-Tools Everyone Should Have

Every conventional handy-person has to be geared up with the best micro-tools. And with your trusty tools put in place, owning a readily accessible range of nuts, bolts, hammers, measuring tape, and multipurpose tools can make any chore or home repair circumstance a lot easier to handle. Most people know or have a handy friend. If repairing objects simply does not come naturally to you, it’s okay; I’ve provided a list of fasteners and tools it is necessary to have on standby all the time. Fasteners and fixings come in different sizes and materials. Here are some of the more familiar micro- tools you ought to have available . 1. Screws Screws are a simple substitute for nails for plenty of home repair. They are simpler to put in place and also remove, are not as likely to bend, and provide a stronger hold. Be certain that the screws you buy fit the screwdrivers or drills that you have available. 2. Nails There are a number of various nails. Most can be used for very simple woodwo

Apps to Save Time and Increase Sales for Retailers

With so many retail apps out on the market, it’s hard to decide which one(s) to pick. Luckily this quick guide can help. Check out the latest retail apps to better streamline your business, saving you time, and increasing your sales: POS Systems We’ve been told that POS (Point Of Sale) apps are the future of retail. [1] There is a number of apps claiming they are for point of sale systems, but all are not created equal. And truth be told, the software you select will depend on your operating system and personal style. Among the top picks are: Vend Cloud-based, Vend is available for iPads, Macs and PCs, and is a simple system that allows retailers to operate anywhere using varied printers, cash drawers and barcode scanners. The software features inventory management, reporting and analytics, customer loyalty tools and sales insights. Revel Revel is designed specifically for iPads and offers a cloud-based full point of sale system for retailers of all types, from bakeries to boo

Streaming or Downloading: Which Is the Best Use of Your Mobile Data?

When it comes to enjoying audio or video on your mobile device, you may be presented with an option regarding how to proceed: stream it or download it. But choosing an option may not be as obvious as it appears, depending on how you intend to use the content and when. To help you make the decision about spending your mobile data on streaming or downloading, here are some important points to consider. Downloading and Streaming Are Functionally the Same Both streaming and downloading involve a file being sent to the device. The key difference is that a streaming file is simply played as it becomes available, while a download is stored onto memory. Both processes involve the act of downloading, but only one leaves you with a copy left on your device that you can access at any time without having to receive (or download) the data again. If you access a downloaded file later, you do not have to use more mobile data to play it. However, if you choose to stream a file again, you will hav