January 17, 2016

Man has invented a lot of useful things in the last hundreds of years. Among these are the mobile phone, the internet, the GPS, the PC, the digital camera and others. Each of these inventions is used by an impressive number of people every day.

The mobile phone

This device made communication a lot easier. People weren’t supposed to be at home in order to receive or make a phone call anymore. Over time, the mobile phone has turned into a smaller PC that everybody carries around and uses most of the day.

The Internet

The concept of internet was first defined in 1965. Since then, it has developed in such way that is available anywhere thorough wireless or LAN connections. It used to be accessible to people with a PC, but these days there are a larger number of devices that can connect to it.

The GPS

The GPS has made every driver’s life a lot easier. This device gives directions, shows you the map and calculates how much longer you have to drive until you reach your destination. A significant number of people didn’t get lost anymore.

The PC

The PC has replaced television, concerts, communication, playing games and other such activities. Its incredible versatility together with the internet made shopping from home possible. Not to mention the connectivity between people from all over the world. Its many accessories, such as webcam, mouse, facilitate its usage.

The digital camera

This type of camera has revolutionized the way people took photos. Before the digital camera was invented, we needed to get the film developed in order to see the photos we made. That process was no longer necessary afterwards. Printing a physical copy of a photo became optional.

The 3D printer

The 3D printer was invented around two hundred years ago, but it was perfected over time. The 3D printer is now able to print food, tissue, cars, drones, adult toys and even clothes. It is still considered slower than the normal process, but its developers are sure it will progress further. The 3D printer is not yet a device owned by the majority of the population.

All these so-called gadgets are part of our lives and many of us cannot see ourselves giving up on them. In one way, they have replaced some of the healthier activities we used to have before they were invented.

How to Stay Focused When Working Out

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Much like working on papers and on your computer for hours, staying focused while working out could sometimes be a struggle. When there are so many things on your mind or if you happen to have people around you when working out, you tend to stop, take way too many breaks or even not work out at all. In order for you to have an effective workout, you have to stay focused. It doesn’t mean you have to stop talking or interacting with people around you. You can still watch TV or do everything you want while working out but you must continue sweating and moving to make it an effective workout.

Create a Workout Playlist

Start with something slow for warm up then add songs on your playlist that have faster beats and music so you can be motivated to move quicker and continue working out. You have to like the songs you’ve placed on your playlist because stopping to skip a song makes you lose your focus. You can end the playlist with slow music again for cool down. Not only will these songs help you to focus, you can also use these as your timer if it’s time to start moving faster and if it’s time to cool down then stop. Wear earphones too. You don’t have to make everyone else listen to your music. Wearing earphones also drowns out the surrounding noise.

Ask Help from a Gym Trainer or Coach

A gym trainer is not only there to spot you while working out or to tell you the best ways to have abs or to work your legs out for the day. The trainer also motivates you and keeps you active. He or she will push you to your limits and will stop all distractions that come your way. He or she makes sure you complete the workout session as you planned and will tell you that you can still do it even if your body aches and you already feel so tired.

Plan Your Workout Session

If you have a gym membership, even before you get there you must already have a plan on what to do. Perhaps to warm up, you’ll be walking then running on the treadmill. You could also look for a rowing machine at Home Rower to work out your entire body. Lifting weights could go after that then you can head straight to the bikes. Go back to the rowing machine and spend a few minutes for cool down.

You can also schedule a specific timeframe for your workout. If you arrive at the gym at 8 in the morning, you must promise yourself that you won’t stop working out until 9 or 9:30. No matter what distractions come your way or even if you feel so tired, you will work out for a full hour or two. It is all about setting a goal for yourself. Before you know it, you’ll have a fitter and healthier body.

The 7 Advantages of Having a Home-Based Job

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Aren’t we all so lucky to be living in the day and age when technology has already grown so we can do pretty much everything, anywhere we may be. Gone are the days when having a job means going to the office, sitting down on a desk, dealing with a nagging boss and having a cold packed meal for lunch. A lot of jobs that can be done remotely are now available. You can be an accountant, writer, graphic artist, customer service associate, sales and marketing representative and a whole lot more and you can do everything in the comfort of your home. It truly is a great thing and we’re listing down only seven of the many advantages of having a home-based job. Read on and find out!

You are your own boss.

You might have a virtual boss who’s on Skype with you all day but if you think about it, you are still your own boss. That’s your home office right there and you can address that online “boss” as a client and not your boss. You can take in as much work as you can from different clients because this is your business and you call the shots.

You can work anywhere you like.

You can set up office in a corner at your living room, you can work in the dining area, you can have that nice little table in your bedroom or you can have a designated room in your home as your office. No, you don’t have to settle for the farthest cubicle anymore and you no longer have to wish they’d give you that large office with a door and glass window. Even better, you can be in a cruise, have your laptop with you and work with the beautiful view of the sea as a backdrop.

You can take unlimited breaks.

No one’s ever going to tell you that you’re having too many coffee or smoke breaks. You can have more than an hour break for lunch and no one will tell you you’re late. Unless of course you are closely monitored by your client, you can leave your desk anytime you wish.

Feeling sleepy? Take a shower.

No one’s going to reprimand you for falling asleep but you have to keep track of your productivity too! If you’ve gone way above the recommended daily dose of caffeine, take a shower in the middle of the day but not to warm and you’re up and alert right away! You can also take a walk in the fresh air or take a snack.

There is no dress code and you don’t have to rush getting dressed.

Hair Dryer ReviewYou can take as much time with your hair dryer because you don’t have to clock in anywhere. If you are being monitored by your boss, continue drying your hair in front of your laptop because no one will know anyway. Oomphed! will even show you the best bonnet dryers, even more easy because you can still use both hands to type! You can wear your pajamas or even your best evening gown or suit if you feel like it. There is no dress code at all.

You have time for your family.

Especially if you already have kids, your physical presence is very important. Yes, you might be working on your laptop all day long but this is so much better than not being at home and not seeing your kids!

Unlimited income!

The best thing about having a home based job is your opportunity of unlimited income. You are no longer stuck with a fixed paycheck. Take as many jobs as you can, find multiple clients and you can earn double, triple or even more than what you can ever earn in your 9 to 5.

Sources:
http://www.inc.com/larry-kim/9-tips-to-increase-productivity-in-your-home-office.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/do-this-when-youre-exhausted-at-work-2015-5?IR=T
http://www.oomphed.com