3 Keys to Choosing the Right Plumber For You

3 Keys To Choosing The Right Plumber For You - Ann Again and again Reviews

Many people view needing to call a plumber with as much trepidation as making an appointment at the dentist. It certainly doesn’t need to be like this. There are many great plumbers out there. The key is to select the right one for you. (That is often easier said than done.)  When a plumbing issue arises, however, it can become frustrating rather quickly. This is why you need to look through all of the plumbers Tampa to determine the person that is best suited to fix your problem. Here are three keys to choosing the right plumber for you:

Choose Only Licensed and Bonded Professional Plumbers

Not all plumbers have received the same training, and not all of them are equipped to handle every type of plumbing situation that they encounter. This is why you want to make sure that you only consider plumbers with a license. This will mean that they meet standard standards for the profession and that they are committed to the continuing education requirements necessary to retain that license. They will also be bonded and insured, so you can rest assured that they will take care of anything should something untoward happen to your property while they are on the job.

Make Sure Upfront Pricing is the Norm

Whenever you need any repair type work done on your home, the expense can add up quickly. You need to budget and plan for your plumbing work, so you will want to make sure that you select a plumber that give a comprehensive price quote and then sticks with it. It does you little good to get halfway through the job and then be told that the price will actually be double. A professional plumber should know what type of work is needed and then give you a price that fits within the scope of the project.

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Naturally, it is helpful to have a few reviews and references to look over before selecting a plumber. Plumbers should also be transparent with their reviews. In fact, a sure sign that something might be amiss is if your find a plumber who has thousands of glowing references and not one that is slightly negative. You want to know the good and bad. No plumber is perfect, so you want one that is honest enough to admit their shortcomings while certainly highlighting their strengths.

These three keys will help you choose the right plumber. This is an important decision. Having a good plumber is like choosing the right dentist. You plan to keep this person for years to come, so choose wisely and you should appreciate the end result.

Want To Be In A Good Mood? Eat These Foods

 

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A number of lifestyle factors can contribute to depression, but one that’s often overlooked is what you put in your mouth. “Diet plays a huge role in depression,” says with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine.

Do you crave sweet, salty, and fatty foods when you’re feeling blue? You’re not alone. But, says Dr. Calapai “If we eat better foods like lean proteins, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fish, we short-circuit the junk food cravings and have higher energy levels and sharper mental focus.

Vitamin D (sun exposure; fortified breakfast cereals, breads, juices, milk):

Vitamin D is required for brain development and function. Deficiency of this “sunshine vitamin” is sometimes associated with depression and other mood disorders.

“Smart” Carbs Can Have a Calming Effect

Carbohydrates are linked to the mood-boosting brain chemical, serotonin. Experts aren’t sure, but carb cravings sometimes may be related to low serotonin activity.  Choose your carbs wisely. Limit sugary foods and opt for smart or “complex” carbs (such as whole grains) rather than simple carbs (such as cakes and cookies). Fruits, vegetables, and legumes also have healthy carbs and fiber.

 

Want to be in a good mood? Eat these foods - Ann Again and again Reviews

Tryptophan (protein sources including turkey, beef, eggs, some dairy products, dark, leafy greens):

An amino acid, tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin. It’s not well understood, but low tryptophan seems to trigger depressive symptoms in some people who have taken antidepressants.

Increase your intake of B vitamins

People with either low blood levels of the B-vitamin folic acid, or high blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine (a sign that you are not getting enough B6, B12 or folic acid), are both more likely to be depressed and less likely to get a positive result from anti-depressant drugs. In a study comparing the effects of giving an SSRI with either a placebo or with folic acid, 61% of patients improved on the placebo combination but 93% improved with the addition of folic acid.

Boost your serotonin with amino acids

Serotonin is made in the body and brain from an amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan is then converted into another amino acid called 5-Hydroxy Tryptophan (5-HTP), which in turn is converted into the neurotransmitter serotonin. Tryptophan can be found in the diet; it’s in many protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, beans and eggs. 5-HTP is found in high levels in the African Griffonia bean, but this bean is not a common feature of most people’s diet. Just not getting enough tryptophan is likely to make you depressed; people fed food deficient in tryptophan became rapidly depressed within hours.

Up your intake of chromium

This mineral is vital for keeping your blood sugar level stable because insulin, which clears glucose from the blood, can’t work properly without it. In fact, it turns out that just supplying proper levels of chromium to people with atypical depression can make a big difference.

Select Selenium-Rich Foods

Studies have reported a link between low selenium and poor moods. The recommended amount of selenium is 55 micrograms a day for adults.  The evidence isn’t clear that taking supplements can help. And it’s possible to get too much selenium. So it’s probably best to focus on foods:

  • Beans and legumes
  • Lean meat (lean pork and beef, skinless chicken and turkey)
  • Low-fat dairy products
  • Nuts and seeds (particularly brazil nuts – but no more than one or two a day because of their high selenium content)
  • Seafood (oysters, clams, sardines, crab, saltwater fish, and freshwater fish)
  • Whole grains (whole-grain pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, etc.)

Caffeine and Sugary Foods

Caffeine may be difficult for many people to completely eliminate from their diet. However, it is good to only have caffeinated drinks in moderation, particularly when you are experiencing depression-like symptoms. Caffeine can disrupt sleep patterns and make you feel anxious, both of which won’t help your depression. People who drink more than 400 milligrams of caffeine a day, the equivalent of four cups of brewed coffee, should consider cutting back.

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Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed as the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S.

His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson’s.

Dr. Calapai started his practice in New York City in 1986 and for over 25 years he has hosted nationally syndicated radio shows, including his two weekly call-in shows on WABC 770-AM, where he offers health and medical advice. He has a show on Saturday morning 8-9am and Sunday evening from 6-7pm. He has consulted with numerous high-profile individuals including Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Fox series Gotham’s, Donal Logue and worked as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers hockey team as well as various modeling agencies.

Dr. Calapai received his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and he consults in Manhattan with practices on Long Island, in East Meadow and Plainview. He has appeared on News12 and in the pages of 25A Magazine and Social Life Magazine.

He is the author of E-books Heavy Metals and Chronic Disease, Reverse Diabetes Forever! Seven Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar, Top Ten Supplements You Can’t Live Without, and Glorious Glutathione. Learn more about Dr. Calapai on his website: www.drcal.net

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You could be the lucky winner of $100 Gift Cards From Target, Amazon and Walmart from DroppriceDropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. And Dropprice wants to help us all by providing chances to win not one, not two but three gift cards!  All for $100 each!  Thank you Dropprice! Let’s learn more about this service. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms. Enter below to win. Good luck!

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You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

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All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Necklace and you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

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Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller

When I first heard of a skin treatment called Derma Roller I thought it was a joke. I mean, seriously? People pay to have a roller full of tiny needles go over their face/body? Um… I don’t think so. However, after doing research I find that I’m not afraid and I’m ready to give it a try! Check out Must-Know Facts About Dermaroller.  (Would you give it a try?)

Dermaroller

Dermaroller treatments are specific ways to treat skin problems like wrinkles. They involve the use of needles to stimulate skin repairs from within the body. If you think that you want to try Dermaroller then the first thing you should know is that you can do the treatments on yourself at home or choose to go to a clinic for more intense treatments. Here are some other must-know facts about Dermarollers.

Dermaroller Types and Needle Sizes Matter

The first thing you should know is that not all Dermarollers are exactly alike. Some of them have longer needles than others. Those that you might find in a skincare clinic typically have the longest needles, and that’s a good thing. Deep tissue stimulation should only be performed by trained skincare clinicians in a sterile environment. At home, Dermaroller needles should be smaller and used more to stimulate healing in the top layers of skin and treat minor skin problems before they become worse.

Dermarollers Can Work When Lasers Won’t

Lasers and some other machines for skincare and skin treatment techniques are wonderful under some circumstances. But they can actually damage the skin more in other circumstances. For example, treatments involving lasers or other heat sources can burn skin that is excessively oily. That makes those treatments bad choices for that group of patients. Those with oily skin and other skin problems don’t have to worry about staying away from Dermarollers because the treatment involves no major heat source.

She looks happy, right?

Dermaroller Treatment is an Inexpensive Way to Improve Skin Health

Even if you decide to have clinical Dermaroller treatment, another advantage is that it will be a comparatively inexpensive treatment. It doesn’t cost as much as most laser procedures or a lot of other skincare options. So, if you’re looking for a great skincare treatment while on a tight budget, Dermaroller could be your perfect solution.

How to Do Dermaroller Treatments Yourself at Home

When opting for home Dermaroller treatment, the first big question is which Dermaroller to buy. You can get a good idea of which ones work the best by reading reviews online. You may also find it easier to find the exact Dermaroller you want online and have it shipped to your house.

Every home Dermaroller kit should come with specific instructions on how to clean and prepare your skin before you treat it. Some kits also include pre-Dermarolling chemical peel instructions. In general, the process is to clean your skin as directed, do the peel if you want to, and then gently roll the Dermaroller over the section of your skin that needs treatment. You may have to be a little extra cautious if you are using the Dermaroller on areas where your skin is thin or extra sensitive, but just apply a level of pressure that you feel comfortable with.

After you’re done with the Dermaroller itself it’s important to treat your skin with a medicated serum or cream. Most Dermaroller kits include the necessary serum or explain what kind of serum you need. But, if you still have questions, you can consult a skincare technician or dermatologist for advice.

Once you know how to perform the treatment on yourself you can do so up to three times in a week, but you shouldn’t do it more than that. Your skin needs time to make its necessary repairs. If you allow it that time to heal between sessions then you should see the best results.

So there you are, lovely readers. If you try a dermaroller please let me know about your experience!

 

Learn Specific Advantages of Leasing a Home

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When it comes to finding a new home, do yourself a big favor = research before you search. The time you put into learning the process of purchasing a home will save you SO much stress down the road. If you have been searching for an easy way to afford a new home, leasing may be your best bet. There are many advantages to leasing a home that are well worth considering. You can find information about leasing a home from many online sources, such as Invitation Homes among many others. This is the perfect time to get started! Let’s learn specific advantages of leasing a Home

Why Should You Decide to Lease Your New Home?

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If you are wondering what the advantages might be of leasing a home, rest assured that there are plenty. For example, there is the obvious fact that you can save a great deal of time and money by deciding to lease your home instead of buying it outright. Not only can you negotiate a lease for the amount of money and time that is right for you, but you can also save money by not having to be responsible for certain issues, like property taxes, homeowner’s insurance, and interest on mortgage payments. These are advantages that should not be underrated when you make your choice.

What Are Some of the Other Important Options to Consider?

There are other options to consider when deciding whether or not to lease your new home. For example, if you are currently serving in the armed forces or some other profession where frequent relocation is a condition of your employment, it makes little sense to take on a long-term mortgage. In such a scenario, it may be best to procure a lease for a home that is suited to the length of time that you plan to stay in the specific area.

If you are a single person with no family, it may make little sense for you to purchase a whole new home. It may be easier in your case to lease a property for a certain amount of time, especially if you are not planning on making a permanent move to the area. Leasing instead of purchasing a property allows you to keep your options open until you come to the ultimate decision that is right for your needs.

Is it Easy to Find a Place to Lease Your New Home From?

While reading this you might be wondering how easy is it to actually get the information you need to make an informed decision concerning whether or not to lease your home. As it turns out, there are plenty of sources available on the web that can quickly fill you in on all the facts. You can check out all the latest information on Invitation Homes and other important topics simply by logging on to the web and punching in a quick Google search. The sooner you do so, the sooner you will be able to get up to speed on a quick and simple solution that will save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Happy searching!

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Who is ready for summer? After the cold winter we had – and many are still experiencing – I’m ready for some sunshine, some vacations and some time relaxing in the garden. Summer’s also one of the most expensive times of the year, so I’m always looking for ways to save some money. A favorite way to save money is to shop online for the things my family wants and needs. I’ve found a terrific savings resource – Beesavy.com. (They have an online pet store that other sites don’t have!) Continue reading to learn more – and enter to win a big screen tv below!  Beesavy.com

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Tackle Spring Cleaning With Deals From Target

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I was recently asked by Reckitt Benckiser to share some tips for using a helpful spring cleaning product. I want to share with you how helpful I’ve found Finish Jet-Dry while preparing for our annual party – ‘The Harrison Spring Fling!’  Finish Jet-Dry helps to thoroughly clean reusable plastic plates and cups in the dishwasher with no residue or spots. Just sparkling clean! Yay! Now, you can tackle spring cleaning with deals from Target.

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A large part of our spring cleaning is preparing for our annual “Harrison Spring Fling!”  The major draw of our home is the backyard and its view of the Willamette River and Forest Park. We enjoy sharing the beauty of nature with our family, friends and neighbors so let’s get ready for the party!

  • Tips for using Finish Jet-Dry:
  • For spotless glassware, use a Rinse Aid.For drier dishes, use a Drying Aid.For a clean dishwater, use a Machine Cleaner.For tough stain removal, use a Detergent Booster.

    Time Saver Tip: Use a rinse aid in your dishwasher and you won’t need to dry your plastics when you put them away!

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Dropprice – an innovative startup that rewards parents for being social. Essentially, they empower parents to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more shoppers click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and customers drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power shoppers have and how important it is to share with other moms!

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In today’s promotion for the Baby Banana Brushes, it started out at $28.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates. And, every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

 

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You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

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All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Brushes and you will be entered to win a $100 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — remember, every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

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Stretch Mark Solutions – What Can Be Done Safely?

 

Stretch Mark Solutions - What Can Be Done Safely? Ann Again and again Reviews

Women of all ages regardless of height or weight are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels – yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret – have stretch marks. If you’re like 95% of the women out there with stretch marks you prefer them gone. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia, offers insights on stretch mark solutions, along with several facts on popular procedures and topical options to prevent and remove stretch marks. Here’s what he has to say – Stretch Mark Solutions – What Can Be Done Safely?

Option #1: Topical Creams & Preventative Foods

“There are a variety of topical treatments, the ones with cocoa butter are the trend, but they won’t do much if anything to improve severe stretch marks. These creams and oils perform better when used as preventive measures because fully developed stretch marks are rarely skin-deep,” explains Dr. Brandow.

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Gelatin powder has been suggested as a great way to get more collagen into your system. Coconut oil mixed with beeswax is said to prevent stretch marks, especially when applied throughout the day. Eating foods rich in vitamin C can help prevent stretch marks from the inside out. Adding things like red peppers, parsley, broccoli, kale, Brussels sprouts are good bets.

 

Option #2: Lasers

Many women who have post pregnancy stretch marks turn to lasers to eliminate this unwanted scarring. Kim Kardashian recently announced via her Snapchat that she would undergo laser treatments to rid her stretch marks. The Coolbeam laser, which is the one Kim Kardashian is going with, requires up to 5 treatments at around $5,000 per treatment which adds up to $25,000. Lasers are known for high level of safety and efficacy and most patients come away very pleased with the result. The treated area heals rather quickly, within a week to three weeks.

“Lasers are far less invasive than a tummy tuck, which has a much longer recovery time. Lasers do have some risk in that they can burn the skin or cause tissue damage. Therefore, it’s very important to choose a doctor who knows what they are doing,” advises Dr. Brandow.

 

Option #3: Platelet Rich Plasma with Micro-needling

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been around for the past two decades and used to help athletes like Tiger Woods and Alex Rodriquez recover from injury. A few years ago, the “Vampire Facial” made headlines when Micro-needling was added to the procedure offering a vibrant, smooth, flawless complexion. The results were so great that cosmetic surgeons started to explore other parts of the body such as stretch marks on the buttocks, breast, arms, thighs and abdomen.

This calls for blood to be taken from the patient then put into a machine that separates the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. It is then spread over the face after the micro-needling is completed. The micro-needling is a process where a pen-like tool with several tiny needles at the tip is carefully guided over the affected area making microscopic holes on both the outer and inner layers of skin. These holes are so small that they heal within a few hours. The process triggers a healing response in the dermis layer which is what causes the fast fading of stretch marks. Doctors recommend micro-needling with PRP over any other treatment because the results are significant and the cost is about $1000 per session. “Micro-needling with PRP is a combination that offers a fast, in office option, with excellent results and is less costly than lasers,” explains Dr. Brandow who was recently on TV speaking of the procedure.

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Dr. Brandow adds that the advantage of micro-needling with PRP for stretch marks over lasers is a lesser chance of scarring and skin discoloration. “Skin on the body is more susceptible to hyperpigmentation than on the face making Micro-needling is a safer option for ethnicities with varying skin tones. This is a big advantage over cool beam lasers, IPL or chemical peels,” he explains.

 

Option #4: The Tummy Tuck

This is the gold standard offering the best results however it’s invasive and the recovery time is longer. Known as abdominoplasty, the procedure removes excess skin in the abdominal region and tightens the muscles. The stretch marks below the belly button are discarded along with the excess skin. “The tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that comes with risk so typically candidates must be non-smokers in good physical health as certain they will not want more kids after surgery. It’s is the only option for complete and permanent stretch mark removal. Recovery time can be up to 6 weeks and again it is critical that one chooses a reputable doctor. A botched tummy tuck can lead to off-centered belly buttons, long thick scars, and dangerous infections,” warns Dr. Brandow.

Ultimately stretch marks are an unfortunate reality that comes with pregnancy, puberty and any other weight or muscle gain where the skin is stretched. There are preventative measures one can take. Be very wary of anything that seems too good to be true and always consult with a credentialed doctor when considering any kind of cosmetic procedure.

  

About the Doctor:

Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of Brandow Clinic for Cosmetic Surgery is a plastic surgeon with 2 locations in the Philadelphia metro area and a 3rd one on the jersey shore. Named a “Top Doc” in Plastic Surgery by Philadelphia Magazine as well as nationally recognized for one of America’s “Best Plastic Surgeons” of this decade, Dr. Brandow is a trusted expert who has developed many innovative, minimally invasive procedures for the face, body and skin. He has been featured on local, national and international television programs including 20/20, CNN’s Headline News, Good Morning America.

5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend

 

5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man's Best Friend - Ann Again and again Reviews

Ask anyone what their goal is in life and their answer will probably be, “To be happy.” If our dogs could talk, they would share five reasons we can improve our happiness through their example. Here is a brief summary of what they would say. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Man’s Best Friend:

  1. “You can count on me.”

When we ask pet owners what they admire most about their dog, loyalty is usually first on the list.  Loyalty is the confidence that you can count on others to be true to you and do the right thing even if it is difficult and even if you are not present.  Dogs are loyal to their pack and display amazing loyalty to their owners.  So Tip # 1 on the list of things we can do to increase our own happiness is to ensure we are loyal so we strengthen our relationships with others.

  • “Tell me your problems.”

Dogs are among the best listeners ever! You can spend hours talking to your dog and he or she will hang on every word. This is not usually the case for our friends, associates, or even family members.  Tip # 2 then, is to take time to listen to others and make sure you understand what they have to say before you share your point of view.

  1. “Let’s play!”

One of the best things about dogs is their curiosity and desire to play. Tip # 3- step outside of your daily routine, take the dog out for a walk, and pledge to have at least one experience a week that is just plain ‘fun’.

  1. “I forgive you.”

Even if you come home late, skip a walk, run out of their favorite treat, or accidently step on their tail, your dog will not hold a grudge against you. Humans, on the other hand, can hold on to real or imagined insults forever! All this does is create stress and keep us from moving on with our lives.  Tip # 4 – let go of bitterness and resentment toward yourself or others.

  1. “I love you no matter what.”

Our work environment and educational system are based on the carrot and stick; “do this for me and I’ll give you that.” Unfortunately, this approach often carries over to our relationships and we begin to place conditions on our affections with others.  Dogs love you whether you are young, old, rich, poor, fat, skinny, covered with hair or bald as they come.  Tip # 5 – love with an open heart and expect nothing from others in return for giving yours.

 

Shared with permission.  Garry McDaniel and Sharon Massen speak nationally on what individuals and organizations can learn from dogs about leadership, team building, and customer service. Their book is “The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven Secrets for a Better Life from Man’s Best Friend.”

 


Garry McDaniel is an award-winning professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in business management. McDaniel has written books on leadership strategy, conflict management, and is a frequent speaker in the United States and internationally on topics such as leadership development, employee engagement, personal and organizational change, life balance, and what humans and businesses can learn from dogs to improve their lives. He is currently available to discuss personal life coaching, training, or speaking engagements.

$1000 Spring Break Giveaway!

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 Heeeerrree we go!  2 lucky winners will receive $500 to spend as they please in this Spring Break Giveaway!  If you were to be so lucky, how would you spend your winning’s?  Is there a Spring Break destination in mind? Or, summer vacation planning in the works?  Two summer’s ago my family drove to Victoria, B.C. and it was fantastic.  We’d LOVE to visit again.  Have you been?  This prize would definitely help you on your way!
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Top of a double-decker bus, driving around Victoria, B.C.
Enter this giveaway today and, while you’re here, I’d really enjoy it if you’d share your vacation planning tips, packing tricks and/or ideas in the comment section below.  (We all could use all the help we can get to pack lighter, keep kids occupied and make our treasured time together full of fun memories.)

 

 

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Giveaway Info/ Terms & Conditions: This is a group giveaway starts on 3/15  @ 12 PM EST and ends on 4/24. Two (2) lucky readers will win $500 USD through PayPal or Amazon gift card.The winner will be notified via email. The winner has 48 hours to claim prize before the prize is forfeit and a new winner is chosen. Winner must claim prize before they are announced. Giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. All entries are voluntary but must be completed as stated with verification in order to win. All entries will be verified and if it wasn’t completed a new winner will be chosen. The winner will be chosen randomly using Rafflecopter no later than 4/29/17. Winner must be 18 years or older to win. Void where prohibited.

 

7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility

7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility - Ann Again and again Reviews

Maintaining flexibility provides a lot of benefits to your body. It makes sure your muscles achieve their most optimal range of motion and improves your general posture. Stretching your body also releases all the built-up and accumulated stress and tension in your muscles. These 7 Best Foam Roller Stretches For Increased Flexibility can be achieved in just 10-20 minutes.

One of the best pieces of equipment that can help you in improving your flexibility is a foam roller. A foam roller is a self-massage tool that will help you stretch and improve your flexibility by applying pressure to the muscles around your body.

If you are interested in learning different stretches using a roller foam to increase flexibility, here are 7 of the best foam roller stretches.

7 Best Foam Roller Stretches - Ann Again and again Reviews1. Quadriceps – the quadriceps are 4 groups of muscle located above the knee. You can stretch these muscles by facing the floor with the roller placed above your knees. Your feet should be suspended and only your forearms should be touching the floor for support. You can start the routine by slowly rolling forward and backward. Make sure that you can feel the muscles stretch.

2. Hamstrings – balance should always be observed in order to achieve the most optimal condition of our muscles. The 3 groups of muscles in the hamstring are also an important part that should be stretched. The workout is done by assuming a sitting position with the roller behind the knees. The body should be slightly suspended with only the arms acting as support. Slowly roll forward and backward to stretch the hamstring muscles.

3. Calves – obviously anyone would love to stretch and tone their calves. The workout is done by assuming a sitting position with the roller underneath the calves (below the hamstring). All of your weight must be supported by the roller and your hands. The butt and the body should also be slightly suspended from the floor. Slowly move the roller forward and backward to flex those muscles.

4. Shins – while the shin area is mostly made up of bones, it is still important to stretch the muscles surrounding the bones. It can help in the general circulation in your body and for increasing the endurance of your feet. The workout is done by facing the floor with the arms fully stretched as support, similar to a push-up position. The only difference is that the foam roller is under the shin. Then, slowly move the roller upwards and downwards. This routine can not only develop the muscles in the shin area but also the back muscles which is very important in maintaining a good posture.

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5. Thoracic Spine – the muscles at the upper back portion of your body are also a very good target for the foam roller. This routine is done by putting the foam roller under your shoulder blades and suspending your entire back area up to your rear. Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. Slowly roll from the shoulder blades down to the lower back to stretch the muscles.

6. Sides – the muscles on the sides must also not be ignored in stretching. Most people forget how sexy firm and toned sides look. While it is true that it is hard to target the sides, it is also true that foam roller routines are very effective in training them. The routine can be easily done by putting the foam roller on your sides. Most people suspend their butts and use their elbows as support when going upwards and backwards.

7. Butts – for most women who want to tighten their butt muscles, foam rollers can do the magic trick for you. Just put it under your bottom and slowly move forward and backward to achieve a balanced workout in that area.

7 Ways To Be More Optimistic

Spring

We set the clocks ahead for daylight savings and many of us woke up to a darker sky, feeling sluggish thanks to a one-hour loss of sleep. If you hit the snooze, pulled the covers up over your head still feeling bummed out about your waistline, bank account, career or love life, you’re not alone. Despite more daylight our worries are still there. So how do we spring into Spring, a season that’s all about new beginnings and rebirth? For practical ways to cultivate optimism in our lives let’s listen to Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services who shares these tips and tools.

 

1. Focus on the good.

“A daily exercise I often have my patients do is keep an appreciation or gratitude journal. When you focus on all the things to be happy for in your life then more great things come. Think generally and use your senses. What do you appreciate seeing, smelling, touching, tasting, listening to? Write it down. Within a few weeks you’ll train the mind to pivot to an appreciate thought when a negative thought comes,” explains Dr. Hafeez.

 

2. Make plans.

Making plans to see relatives, to see a new exhibit a movie or to travel gets our mind moving forward towards something positive that we can be hopeful and optimistic about. Dr. Hafeez suggests making plans to do 3 things per month for the next 3 months. “Choose things that you know will bring you joy and then go do them! Feeling excited about what is coming and talking about how fun it will be keeps us optimistic and forward-moving,” says Dr. Hafeez.

 

3. Control what you can, delegate the rest! 

We get pessimistic and worry about the worst possible outcomes when we realize that we cannot control every detail. This leads to anxiety and an even stronger feeling of having to control conditions, and even others. According to Dr. Hafeez, this is a trap. “Figure out what needs to get done. What actions you can take. Then let go of anything else that is beyond your control with faith that everything will turn out fine. Envision the desired outcome,” advises Dr. Hafeez.

 

4. Limit your news watching and avoid it before bed. 

“There is a very common pattern I see people falling into,” says Hafeez. “People awaken and immediately reach for their smartphone for news headlines. They then turn on the TV news as background noise. They listen to the news in their cars, have news alerts going off on their phones all day, catch the evening news and then the 11 pm news before bed. No wonder they’re less optimistic! What you choose to look at will impact your mood. Remember, good news doesn’t get ratings,” she adds.

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5. Don’t snooze. Instead just breathe.

When the alarm goes off give yourself a few minutes to just lie there, eyes closed focused on your breathing. Breathe in counting to 4 and then breathe out. Do a mental scan of your entire body from head to toe thanking your cells for restoring you as you slept. “Deep breathing is a form of meditation and in the morning, you have a small window of opportunity to decide what kind of day you want it to be,” says Dr. Hafeez.

 

6. Distract yourself with something that requires focus.

The key here is to pick something you truly enjoy doing and do it daily. It can be painting, coloring, yoga, a 20-minute walk or jog, listening to music and dancing around your living room. “When you are fully engaged in something, you can’t ruminate which leads to pessimism,” explains Dr. Hafeez.

 

7. Make feeling good top priority.

When you commit to feeling good you instantly start to think more optimistically. According to Dr. Hafeez, when you’re mindful of your own negativity and shift to a better feeling positive thought you feel powerful. You’ll feel like you can conquer anything when you can master your own mindset.

 

*Shared with permission.  Dr. Sanam Hafeez PsyD is a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C. a neuropsychological, developmental and educational center in Manhattan and Queens. 

Dr. Hafeez masterfully applies her years of experience connecting psychological implications to address some of today’s common issues such as body image, social media addiction, relationships, workplace stress, parenting and psychopathology (bipolar, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, etc…). In addition, Dr. Hafeez works with individuals who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), learning disabilities, attention and memory problems, and abuse. Dr. Hafeez often shares her credible expertise to various news outlets in New York City and frequently appears on CNN and Dr.Oz.

Connect with her via twitter @comprehendMind or www.comprehendthemind.com

Win A Hamswan F60 Waterproof HD Action Camera!

 

I’m so happy to be co-hosting this giveaway!  With Spring Break looming and summer vacations on the horizon wouldn’t it be great to have a waterproof camera to capture memorable moments without the worry of ruining your camera if it falls into the pool, lake, river – where ever your fun times take you. Enter now to win a Hamswan F60 Waterproof HD Action Camera!

Welcome to the Hamswan F60 Waterproof HD Action Camera Giveaway!


Sponsored by: Hamswan 
Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves 
Co-Hosted by: Ann Again and Again Reviews & MyStyleSpot
Hi! Holly from Southern Mom Loves recently got the chance to try out the Hamswan F60 HD Action Camera; A wifi-enabled video and still camera with a huge range of accessories, like a waterproof case and a wide range of mounts. She put it through its paces and she wants to give one of our readers the chance to win one for themselves! Check out her review here, then enter below and good luck!

 

One winner will receive a Hamswan F60 Waterproof HD Action Camera!
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Giveaway begins on 3/6/17 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 4/6/17 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to entrants in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Japan (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner’s List here.

 

 

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Hamswan will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. 
Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

 

Welcome To The $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Target Gift Card Giveaway

Welcome to the Dropprice $100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards parents for being social. Essentially, they empower parents to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more parents click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and parents drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power parents have and how important it is to share with other moms.

Target Gift Card Giveaway

In today’s promotion for the Brackitz Inventor 44 Piece Set, it started out at $30.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

Target Gift Card Giveaway

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Target gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $100 Target Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Inventor Set and you will be entered to win a $100 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 3/14/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

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Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox

“Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.”

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What better way to spend a cold, winter’s night then by gathering for a movie with family and/or friends and eating tasty treats. Sounds perfect to me!  What makes it even better is that Tyson® Foods has partnered with Redbox® to reward us with free movie nights.  Check out this fun offer – Tyson Free Movie Night With Redbox.

Receiving this Redbox offer is easy.  Visit Walmart then:

Purchase (at least) two Tyson products in a single transaction

Snap a picture of your receipt

Upload the picture of the receipt at www.TysonFreeMovieNight.com.

Receive 2 Redbox promo codes each valid 1-night DVD rental from Redbox.*

You know all those movies you’ve been planning on seeing but just haven’t gotten around to it yet?  This is the perfect offer for you.  It could be one movie is for ‘Family Night’ and the next movie is for a special ‘Date Night’. Sounds like a good plan.  You can purchase all participating Tyson products at Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Neighborhood Markets.

How about enjoying wholesome, easy to eat State Fair Mini Dogs? A fun alternative to a bowl of popcorn!

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Hey, what about having ‘breakfast for dinner’? That’s easy to do with Jimmy Dean Sausage, Egg & Cheese Croissant.

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This offer is so fun that you might as well share it with your family and friends!  Be sure to let them know about Tyson’s “Winter To Go” offer on your social media channels and use #TysonFreeMovieNight to stay connected. Perhaps share movie reviews!  “My favorite part of watching this movie was when… What about you?” #TysonFreeMovieNight.  That should get the conversation started.

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Spring Fling Family Game Night Giveaway!

Ends 3/31Welcome to the Spring Fling Gift Guide Family Game Night Giveaway!

 

A tried and true way to get your family together and create memories is by having a family game night.  It’s through trial-and-error that I’ve found games that keep the focus of “competition” to a minimum (which creates way toooooo much anxiety and anger for some) and instead focus on games where you’re on your way to victory when you help your team… and laugh as much as possible.  Sounds like a great game night! Good luck in the Spring Fling Gift Guide Family Game Night Giveaway! (Enter below.)

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5 Top Food Brain Boosters to Add To Your Shopping List

 

5 Top Food Brain Boosters - Ann Again and again Reviews

 

The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel after they are consumed. Certain foods may taste great have additives in them that literally cloud our brains and leave us sluggish and dull headed. The opposite is also true. We can eat certain foods and feel a charge of mental energy and focus. We spoke to Dr. Calapai and got a quick list of foods that boost the brain. Check out 5 Top Food Brain Boosters to Add To Your Shopping List!

Brain Boosting Foods!

 

1 Nuts/Seeds:

Nuts and seeds are great sources of vitamin E.  Higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or flax seed. Also un-hydrogenated nut butter such as peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini. Raw or roasted doesn’t matter, although if you’re on a sodium-restricted diet, buy unsalted nuts. “Adding nuts to your diet can aid in decreasing levels of enzymes that lead to protein plaques from forming and dementia. Nuts can also reduce brain inflammation, keep blood pressure low, a key for preventing stroke,” explains Dr. Calapai.

  1. Blueberries:

“I eat these daily and encourage patients to add blueberries to as many things as possible. They’re great on their own, added to a shake, to oatmeal, or even to a salad,” says Dr. Calapai. Blueberries are tasty and sweet and loaded with antioxidants. They’re packed with vitamin C, K and fiber and pack high levels of gallic acid, making them especially good at protecting our brains from degeneration and stress. “Studies show that eating blueberries can boost focus and memory for up to 5 hours,” adds Dr. Calapai

 

  1. Broccoli:

Broccoli is one of the best brain foods out there. Thanks to its high levels of vitamin K and choline which is a B vitamin know for aiding brain development keeps memory sharp and protects the brain from later decline with age. It’s also loaded with vitamin C. Just one cup provides you with 150 percent of your recommended daily intake. Its high-fiber levels make you feel full quickly, too. “People hear broccoli and roll their eyes thinking it’s bland a boring. Think of broccoli as a canvas ready to be painted with spices and flavors, offers Dr. Calapai. Try stir frying with a bit of olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Add a spoonful of orange or lemon juice and it gets this nice sweetness to it.

  1. Fish:

Salmon, mackerel, tuna, and other fish are rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, including docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). DHA seems to be very important for the normal functioning of neurons in the brain. Eating more fish often means eating less red meat and other forms of protein that are high in artery-clogging saturated fats. “People who are lacking in Omega 3’s can experience mood swings and feel edgy or negative. Omega 3’s have been known to be mood boosters in addition to enhancing focus and memory,” says Dr. Calapai.

  1. Avocado:

This creamy treat is also a rich source of the antioxidant vitamin E. Research suggests that foods rich in vitamin E—including avocado, which is also high in the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C—are associated with a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

 

 

This information is shared by permission.  About the Doctor:

Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the “The Stem Cell Guru” by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson’s. He has worked with Mike TysonMickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham’s, Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net

Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!

This giveaway is sponsored by EvgieNev. All opinions are my own.

Need To Decorate A Room? Win A $150 Credit To Spend At EvgieNev Wall Decals #WallDecals

Whether you are bringing home a new baby or you just need to spruce up a room, wall decals from EvgieNev are the perfect way to change up a room.  And you’re at the perfect place to Enter To Win $150 To Spend On EvgieNev Wall Decals!  (See below)

The vinyl decals they use feels like it is smoothly painted on the wall after the application, but easily removable should you choose to redesign.

They have several designs, but the most popular choices are for your kid’s rooms. You can set the scene of an explorer, astronaut, and more with their awesome designs. They are customizable wall decals, and they are easy to apply. You don’t need to paint a room to add more personality to them – you can create beautiful scenes with decals!

Check out some of these customer photos – they look amazing!

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Polar Friends is a new amazing addition to our collection of wall decals for nursery showing Penguins having fun and Polar Mama Bear with Cub and two famous Whales, on the background of the ocean with icebergs and mountains.

 

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Enter below on the giveaway form. Good Luck!!

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway! Thanks Dropprice!

Amazon Gift Card Dropprice

Welcome to the $100 Amazon Gift Card From Dropprice!

 

Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Let me tell you about it. Essentially, Dropprice empowers parents to “drop prices” of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more parents click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and parents drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power parents have and how important it is to share with other moms. And, since you’re here, enter to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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In today’s promotion for the GUND Sound & Lights Whale, it started out at $40.00 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates.

 

Amazon Gift Card Dropprice

You can choose to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or you can “Buy Now” at the current price. Keep in mind that when the price gets low, they usually sell out and you will no longer have the chance to buy that item. As an added bonus every item on Dropprice ships for free!

Do you want to give it a try? This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. If you would like to have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card, you can experience dropping the price by following the instructions below.

Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

All you have to do is help moms drop the price of the Whale and you will be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the entry form below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the entry form — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!

This giveaway ends on 3/7/2017; you must be a US Resident and be 18 years or older to enter. Winners are randomly selected and contacted via email; the winners will be listed at the top of the entry form when the giveaway ends.

Click here if you don’t see the entry form below.

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CLICK HERE TO ENTER TWO OTHER GIVEAWAYS: $100 TARGET GIFT CARD & $100 WALMART GIFT CARD

 

Like Having A Spa In Your Home – HotelSpa® Shower Head

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a luxurious bathroom?  To feel like you have a spa in your own home would make getting out of bed in the morning a lot easier! (For me, anyway.)  Recently I was able to give our shower a quick update, a super-duper quick little “remodel”, and my family is loving the results.  I installed the HotelSpa® European Designer 36-Setting Luxury 3 Way Chrome Face/Shower Combo Shower Head.  (And my family thanks me.)

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You can use the two Showers Heads separately or use the shower head and handheld shower at the same time for a choice of 36 full and combined water flow patterns!  Whee!  We are a tall family, therefore we needed to add an extender rod to increase the height of the shower head.  With this addition I was concerned the water pressure might lessen however, there was no change in the water pressure, and the shower head works great.

The features of the HotelSpa® Designer Collection Ultra-Luxury 36-setting French Designer Combo include:

• Designed in France! Use each shower separately or both together
• Choose from 36 full and combined water flow patterns
• 7 Setting oversize 4.25 inch Chrome Face Shower Head
• 7 Setting oversize 4.25 inch Chrome Face Hand Shower
• 7 settings include: Rain, Power Spray, Massage, Rain/Spray, Rain/Massage, Eco Rain
• 3-zone Click Lever Dial with Rub-clean Jets
• Soft-Grip Rubber Dial Rim and Handle
• Patented 3-way Water Diverter with Anti-Swivel Lock Nut
• 5′ Super Flexible Stainless Steel Hose with Conical Brass Nuts for easy hand tightening
• Tools-free Installation. Connects in minutes to any standard overhead shower arm, no tools required
• Lifetime Limited Warranty

The mixture of sprays and jets feel great, and I like the fact that it also has a hand-held shower which makes for easier cleaning of the shower walls and tub.You can find the HotelSpa® Designer Shower Combo at Sears.  Recently it was on sale $79.99 29.99 smile for Shopify.

(*Disclosure:  Thank you Giveaway Service for inviting me to participate in the review. I received this product in exchange for review from Giveaway Service website. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.)

Hey! It’s An Apple Watch Giveaway! Thanks Beesavy!

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For my fellow online shoppers, did you know you can save even more money while shopping online? Not only is it easier to shop online – you can save more money and get paid to shop! Yes – shopping online lets you search for the best deal and when you shop through Beesavy you will earn cash back on all your online purchases. (Also, I’m finding shops on Beesavy that I can’t find through other services… just sayin’  wink)

If you have never been paid to shop online, you are going to love this! It’s just 1 simple and easy extra step and you’re ready to shop. Beesavy keeps track of your purchases and gives you cash back on your purchases. Here are a few examples:

  • Walmart – 2%  of your purchase comes back to you
  • 1-800-Pet-Meds – 7.5% of your purchase comes back to you
  • Best Buy – 1.5%  of your purchase comes back to you
  • Uber – up to $50  of your purchase comes back to you
  • Hotels.com – 2% … and so on
  • Ancestry.com – up to $8.75 … you get the picture

There are over 2,000 of the top online brands where you can earn cash back!

All your purchases will add up and Beesavy will send you money! Use this “free” money to pamper yourself or put it away for a mini getaway.

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How to earn cash back with Beesavy:

  • Click here to join and use the referral code:  AAAAR
  • Then search for your favorite store and make your purchase.
  • The money will be deposited into your Beesavy account and paid out. (Click here to learn more about how you get paid.)

BONUS – If you shop online through Beesavy and you win this giveaway, Beesavy will give you an $50 bonus into your account!

 

Do you want to know what’s even better? Getting paid when your friends shop! And that’s what makes Beesavy’s social shopping concept so unique. Refer your friends to Beesavy and you will earn a 10% cash back bonus whenever they shop! This isn’t a limited time offer, you will earn this bonus forever…there is no limit!

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Giveaway Details:

  • Apple Watch + $50 bonus if you have made a purchase through your Beesavy account.
  • Dates: February 7-24 2017.
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New Healthy Brain Aging App CRUSHES Competition

With my last birthday, I became a 'woman of a certain age'. *ahem* I found something to help me stay sharp. Check out a new healthy brain aging app BrainHQ

With my last birthday, I became a ‘woman of a certain age’. *ahem* Now I find myself saying things like ‘When I was your age…’ and trying to remember why I came into the dining room!  With my handy dandy iPhone I decided to download an app that claimed to help with cognitive abilities. (a.k.a. Keeping your brain sharp!)  Last year this app got into trouble with the FTC regarding its claims, so now I’m looking for tools that will really help. Today news was released of a new healthy brain aging app that crushes its competition – BrainHQ by Posit Science. Please read the review below:

The first systematic review of evidence that commercially-available, brain-training programs might help with healthy aging was just published in Neuropsychological Review 1/31/2017. The reviewers found that BrainHQ from Posit Science had by far the most and the highest quality studies.

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The authors of this first systematic review conclude “current evidence supports that at least some commercially available computerized brain training products can assist in promoting healthy brain aging.”  The reviewers surveyed the brain training market and the academic literature to categorize the quantity and quality of peer-reviewed studies showing effects of brain training in healthy aging.

Reviewers looked at 18 commercially-available, brain-training programs, and found that 11 had no clinical trials or empirical evidence for review. The reviewers found seven companies had studies that were relevant and met the review criteria of being peer-reviewed clinical trials of computerized exercises with formal cognitive outcome measures for healthy adults aged 50 and older.

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This methodology resulted in 26 studies for review. Of those 26 studies, 10 were trials of Posit Science exercises. Eight of those 10 studies were judged to be of the highest quality. Posit Science far outpaced its nearest competitor, which had three studies of which only one was considered high quality. The reviewers wrote: “Multiple peer-reviewed articles evaluating Posit Science programs have fulfilled the gold standard for clinical trials.” Of the seven companies that the reviewers found had any relevant evidence from trials, Lumosity was found to anchor the lower-end, with what the reviewers described as one randomized controlled trial of “moderate quality.”

The reviewers noted that until five years ago there were relatively few studies of brain-training programs. Even now, the lack of a systematic review has left “clinicians with inadequate information from which to base recommendations for their patients at risk of cognitive decline.” However, with this review, the authors conclude that the evidence behind a majority of the programs evaluated supports “the notion that the human brain is plastic in later life, and can benefit from specifically designed brain training programs.”

“This review marks a first step of treating brain training programs like we treat new pharmaceuticals – carefully evaluating which ones work, and then putting those to work to help people,” Dr. Mahncke concluded. For more information, contact jeffzimman@positscience.com

*Shared with permission from Ericho Communications

Ready To Win Some Cash? Love Is In The Air Giveaway!

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I’m partnering with lovely bloggers to offer not just one great prize but two!  Welcome to the “Love Is In The Air” Giveaway with 2 Prizes of $425 – which arrives through PayPal or an Amazon gift card. Two – very lucky – winners will get to choose how they spend their winnings.  Wow!  What would you do with $425.00?  Yes, there are always bills to pay however, let’s be fanciful and dream of special treats you can give to yourself (or some very fortunate family and friends).

When I enter a shop I gravitate toward the handbag/purse department.  I Love Purses!!! I Do! The designs, the colors, the structure, the functionality… I don’t understand my obsession with purses but it’s here and it’s real.  If I were to win this fantastic prize I do believe I would be shopping for a purse… or two.  What about you?  Is there an item that draws you near and makes you happy?  Enter this giveaway now and you could bring that item close and into your arms!  (For me, that would be ‘over my arm’.)

Good luck Ann Again and again Reviews readers/followers!!!

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5 Ways To Safeguard Kids’ Devices From Predators

5 Easy Ways To Safeguard Kids' Tech Devices From Predators

New apps pop up almost every day, and *bam* every single one of your kid¹s friends and classmates are using this bright and shiny new toy and… you find out, so is your child. The app looks age appropriate and harmless to you, however predators find ways to infiltrate and exploit. Yes, you check your child’s phone, computer or tablet on a regular basis to make sure no inappropriate content is being sent to them. However, there are other steps parents need to take to safeguard their children. See below: 5 ways to safeguard kids’ tech devices from predators.

One common mistake parents make is allowing their children to create a username that incorporates their name, information about their age and location or interests. These small pieces of data are enough for a predator to start piecing together a profile of a child and give predators tools that can be used to find more information to manipulate kids. By following these simple guidelines, parents can help make sure online predators are not targeting their children.

  1. Stop Kids from Duplicating Usernames – Just like recycling a password is a bad idea kids should not use the same username to log into different online accounts. Having one common username across accounts just makes it easier for criminals to search for and find details about a child’s life.
  2. Keep Personal Details Private – If an app or website requires kids to fill out a profile do not let them enter personally identifying details like their full name, birthdate, age or address. If they cannot use a site without supplying these details either supply a false answer to the questions or do not allow your child to use that site/app.
  3. Email Addresses and Usernames Do Not Mix – Linking a username with an email address can simplify a predator’s search for personal information. Using trial and error a criminal can add common email providers to a username, run a search and pull up social media accounts and any other sites where an email address was used to create a profile.
  4. Create Unique Email Addresses for Each App/Site – Some email providers including Gmail, Outlook and Yahoo allow users to alter their email address into infinite number of disposable addresses. For example if your child’s email address is shauntips@gmail.com and he/she wants to sign up for a new gaming site you can alter his/her email address just for that site by adding an identifier to it such as shauntips+ABCGamingFun@gmail.com. This keeps your child’s actual email address private and can help stop criminals from being able to track online history simply by searching for an email address.
  5. Stay Vigilant – Regularly checking what apps your child is using and what websites are being visited is the first line of defense. If anything looks suspicious or if you are unsure what something is, ask your child. If he/she cannot explain to your satisfaction what the app is then delete it and block it.

 

This information from SNDR.com was shared by permission.  

  

About SNDR

SNDR.com gives parents tools to stay up to date on latest threats. For more information about protecting your security and privacy online, visit: www.sndr.com. SNDR™ is a new app that combines all the ways you already communicate into a single platform. You can text, email, share files and use social media all from one app. And, every message is encrypted and completely secure. 

Win A $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card!

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You know the feeling of entering a space and hearing angels sing?  It could be when you visit a museum, a theater, your favorite restaurant.  Or, if you’re like me, it happens to you when you walk into a HomeGoods! *cue music*  I am so happy to present you with a chance to win a $200 gift card that can be used at HomeGoods, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls.  Enter now to win a $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card!

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Prize: $200 T.J. Maxx/Marshalls/HomeGoods Gift Card

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Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 1/24 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Win Two Rivers Chocoholic Coffee Assortment

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Yes, please!  Enter below for your chance to win a box (40 count) of Two Rivers Chocoholic Assortment.  The lucky winner will receive the finest 100% Arabica beans, carefully infused with rich chocolate flavors. Also, a selection of creamy hot cocoa cups.  What a perfect way to stay cozy on these chilly winter nights.  Enter for your chance to win Two Rivers Chocoholic Coffee Assortment!

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site.You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 1/30/17. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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If You Want 2017 To Be Your Year…

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What do you think of these ideas?

 

I’m honestly feeling that 2017 requires us all to be fierce and to be brave.  Let’s help each other!  We are ALL human beings.  Thank goodness we’re not all of the same mind.  How boring would that be?  VERY!

Remember… hate is a learned emotion.  With our recent election I discovered those that I assumed were believing along the same lines as my heart and mind, in fact, were not.  Was I shocked?  For the most part, no.  However, it has taught me to take pause, to take a moment, to listen to my heart and go from there.

Lead with your heart!

Please be kind to each other!

 

Let 2017 be a truly Happy New Year

 

Jewelry With Purpose-Win An $80 Gift Card From Starfish Project

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January is Human Trafficking awareness month.  I’m happy to be partnering with the Starfish Project, a jewelry company with lovely pieces, that is dedicated to helping exploited women and bringing more attention to the plight of human trafficking. With their support I’m offering one lucky winner jewelry with a purpose – an $80 gift card to the Starfish Project. All profits from the Starfish Project support safe shelters, vocational training classes, counseling and much, much more.  Enter today to win an $80 gift card and learn more about this great company.

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The Starfish Project helps exploited women:

  1. Experience Freedom
  2. Establish Independence
  3. Develop Careers

The Starfish Project:

Starfish Project is an organization that cares for women escaping human trafficking and exploitation in Asia. We provide life-changing opportunities through our Holistic Care Programs and our innovative social enterprise where women create beautiful jewelry, but also become managers, accountants, graphic designers, and photographers.

Through our holistic care programs we provide each woman with vocational training, health care, shelter, counseling, as well as child education grants for women and children. Starfish Project has employed over 100 women and has served thousands through our Community Outreach Services.”

Please visit The Starfish Project website and see their lovely collection of jewelry.  100% of your Starfish Project purchase goes back to their mission of restoring hope to trafficked women!  However, since you’re here… Enter today to win an $80 Gift Card to The Starfish Project!  Click here to enter.  Good luck!

 

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