How to Create Passive Income: 5 Ideas That Actually Work in 2018

By admin / May 6, 2018
How to Create Passive Income 5 Ideas That Actually Work in 2018

Today, it is far easier to make a passive income than ever before, if you truly know how to. Most people aren’t aware that there are numerous different ways they can make an income passively. While some ideas may not lead to an income you can completely survive off, you can make a little extra money without too much an effort. We have 7 ideas that you can use to make a fairly decent passive income.

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is an easy way to make some money without putting too much effort. Amazon has an amazing affiliate marketing program that you can sign up for. All you have to do is promote products on Amazon and link them to your blogs or website. If visitors click on the link of the product you post and purchase it within 24 hours, Amazon pays 10% commission of the product sale to you. There isn’t too much backend work you have to do for this type of income.

Author or Blogger

Author or Blogger

One of the wonderful thing about becoming an author is the fact that your income doesn’t stop. You can write a book and if it ends up becoming a best-seller than you can make an income off of it for a long time. You see, the book will continue to sell which means you will continue to get money. It is, however, tough to become a bestseller. So you may have to write more than one book but at least you can write about something that interests you.

You don’t even have to be an actual author that writes books. You can become a blogger. If you establish your name and promote brands on your blogs, you can make quite an earning from it. You just need to work and target a specific niche and if your writing is well-researched and is liked by target audience then you can make an income out of it through affiliate marketing or many other ways.

YouTube Channel

YouTube Channel

There are numerous different ways you can make money off YouTube. Once you create a channel and have a decent following, which is not as hard as most people think, you can make money off ads that play before your video. However, that isn’t the only way, you direct traffic off YouTube to your website, blog, and what not and sell products to them on that. You can also get brands on board to advertise them in your video and make extra money.

Drop Shipping

Drop Shipping

This particular type of passive income has become popular in the past few years. To become a dropshipper, you need to create a website that advertises and sells products. We recommend making a website for a particular niche. You work as a middleman and once a visitor purchases products on your website, you buy the product from the actual manufacturer and have it shipped directly to your customer.

The 4 Best WiFi Baby Monitor Reviews for 2018

By admin / May 4, 2018
The 4 Best WiFi Baby Monitor Reviews for 2018

Monitoring your baby today is a lot different than it was a decade or so ago. While most parents used a monitor that relied on sound back then, today they can get a live video feed with the help of a WiFi baby monitor. There is also a wider variety of monitors to choose from which can make the hunt for the right one far more difficult. But don’t worry, we have that covered for you. Keeping performance and different functionalities offered, we have selected the 4 best WiFi baby monitors.

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

Infant Optics DXR-8 Video Baby Monitor

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Cost: $$$$

Infant Optics hasn’t been in the baby monitor game for too long, starting off in 2011. However, it has made an impact in the industry developing baby monitors that are reliable and provide a variety of features to users. One of the best features is the ability to change the lens on the camera. It allows parents to customize the camera to their liking. It comes with an LCD monitor with a 3.5-inch screen so you get a clear image of the baby while it sleeps. It also comes with a temperature monitor so you know if the room is too hot or cold. As far as battery life goes, it lasts 8 hours with the screen constantly on and 12 hours in power mode.

Wansview WIreless 1080P Security Camera

Wansview WIreless 1080P Security Camera

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Cost: $$

Our rating: 4.7 out of 5                        Cost: $$

While Wansview is a security camera, it serves well as a baby monitor. It works with 2.4 GHz Wifi and needs a power supply to stay online. It provides HD video and you can get the feed directly to your mobile devices. Which is wonderful because you won’t need to have a separate device to monitor your child. The application of the system also allows you to control the camera, moving it around from your device so you can easily monitor the whole room. You get two-way audio so you can hear your child and also speak to them. Making this a wonderful monitor for babies.

Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor

Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor

Our rating:

Cost: $$$$

Netgear Arlo Baby Monitor provides high-quality HD video directly to your phone or mobile device. What makes it amazing is that it also supports Alexa so you can control the device with the help of Alexa. It has a neat design around the camera and definitely adds to at the aesthetics of your baby’s room. You can also record video and sound as it saves recordings of seven days on its server. It has a wonderful night vision option and comes with an air sensor so you know exactly what the temperature is in the room.

LeFun WiFi Camera

LeFun WiFi Camera

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Cost: $$

The LeFun WiFi Camera is easy to set up and use surveillance camera that can be used as a baby monitor. It provides a video feed in high-definition and has two-way audio. What we really liked about the camera is the fact that the setup was very easy. Once we mounted it, it took a few minutes to have it hooked to the WiFi and getting a feed from it to our mobile devices. It also has an SD slot so you can store video feeds in memory cards or you have the option to do so in a cloud with Cloudbox.

BCAA Supplement: What Are BCAA Supplements & Will They Help Me Train Longer?

By admin / May 2, 2018
What Are BCAA Supplements & Will They Help Me Train Longer

The use of BCAA by gym-goers is growing. Many people use them without even knowing anything about the BCAA or the impact it has. We breakdown BCAAs for you so you know what they are and exactly how they benefit you.

BCAA is an abbreviation for Branched Chain Amino Acids. Amino acids are vital for muscle protein, so if you want muscle recovery and growth then you need to ensure your body gets amino acids. BCAA consists of three major amino acids: isoleucine, leucine, and valine. These three are part of nine essential amino acids.

To develop a better understanding of BCAA, you need to understand that protein is made up of approximately 22 amino acids. Nine of which are 'essential' of which 3 are BCAA. So incorporating BCAA into your diet will help in both maintaining and increasing muscle mass.

Benefits of BCAA

So we know that BCAA is important in developing and maintaining muscle mass. It has many other benefits than that.

Work out for longer

While you work out, the serotonin levels in your body rise which makes you more fatigued. This means your tire and won’t be able to push yourself to a more intense workout. Adding BCAA to your diet completely changes the chemistry of how your body reacts to getting tired. When your muscles get tired with the release of serotonin, the body creates tryptophan which is transmitted to the brain to tell it that the muscles are tired. However, with BCAA there is a barrier created between the brain and the blood and less tryptophan is allowed to go to the brain allowing you to work out for longer and having a more intense workout.

Increase the synthesis of protein

Since BCAA are part of the essential amino acids that produce protein, they greatly aid in protein synthesis. They stimulate the process of protein synthesis making more muscle protein which helps with your gains.

Reduce breakdown of protein

The presence of BCAA in your body reduces the activity of protein breakdown. The BCAA does this by blocking the breakdown path of the protein, by reducing the production of mRNA in the gene code. There is some complex science behind protein breakdown which we won’t get in to. However, the fact that it reduces that while promoting protein synthesis leads to even more muscle gain.

What Animals Live In The Sahara Desert?

By admin / February 7, 2018
What Animals Live In The Sahara Desert

The Sahara desert is 9.2 million square km of land, almost the size of the US, so you can expect that the ecosystem in the area is very diverse. In the region, you can find mammals, reptiles, avian species, and insects along with animals you generally find in the desert like goats and camels. We have a list of some animals that are specific to the Sahara Desert.

Saharan Silver Ant

The Saharan Silver Ant is a unique ant that is generally only found in the Sahara. One of the most unique thing about these ants is that they are only active for 10 minutes of the day. They have long legs and produce a heat shock protein which allows them to easily go out in the desert, protecting them from the heat.

Deathstalker Scorpion

The Deathstalker Scorpion is one of the most poisonous species of scorpion. It produces a heavy amount of neurotoxins that once injected into an adult human causes a lot of pain. If it strikes infants or children, they can possibly die from its bite.

Sand Viper

The Sand Viper isn’t too big in size, growing to about 25-35 cm in length. They are commonly found in the Sahara and their bite packs quite the punch. Most of it’s smaller prey die instantly after they are bitten by the viper. It usually feeds on smaller birds, lizards, and mammals.

Monitor Lizard

This is no simple lizard, the Monitor Lizard can grow up to 2 meters in length. They are carnivores and aren’t found during the winter season as they hibernate from September to April. They usually feed on fish, rodents, and birds.

Besides these animals, you will also find numerous bird in the Sahara like the Black-faced Firefinch, African Silverbill, and Red-necked Ostrich. Cheetah and Antelope are also commonly found in the Sahara. After all, the vast area of land is the home for a wide variety of animals.

8 Monogamous Animals

By admin / February 5, 2018
Monogamous Animals

Animals don’t usually put a “ring on it” however, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t monogamous. Animals too like a monogamous relationship, while most species aren’t monogamous. We have a list of 8 monogamous animals that are out in the wild.

Schistosoma mansoni worms

The Schistosoma mansoni worms are a known parasite that is carried by freshwater snails. Once in contact with the human skin, the penetrate and deposit their larvae that feed on blood. As they travel through the blood, the larvae pair up and stay together reproducing up to 300 eggs per day.

Beavers

Beavers are one of the very few mammals that stay monogamous. Once they find their mate, they spend time building their relationship. You can say that they spend as much time working on their relationship as they do in building dams. The couple parents the kids together until one of them dies.

Wolves

Wolves start breeding at an early age, at times of two. No matter how early they start, they abide by the “till death do us part” saying. The couple travels with the Wolfpack and reproduces every year. They even mourn the death of their partner.

Barn Owls

The Barn owl is a very faithful bird when it comes to their mates. The male spends time wooing the female with gifts, generally food, and screeches. Once she agrees, they stay loyal to each other.

Bald Eagles

When you fly high, you don’t really expect to stay with one mate. That, however, is not the case with Bald eagles. The Eagles may fly alone, usually in winter and migration time they separate but they rekindle their love come mating season. They find each other and are known to stay together for years.

French Angelfish

You know what they say, a couple that does things together, stays together. When French Angelfish find their better half, they do everything together. From hunting to hanging out, the pair is inseparable. Talk about being clingy, but that maybe their formula to staying monogamous.

Swans

Swans are considered to be one of the most elegant birds in the wild. Male swans show a lot of commitment to their female mate. They are only one of two birds that actually share egg incubation duties with the female. Which is probably why they are more monogamous than other birds.

Gibbons

The Gibbons do not monkey around with it comes to a relationship. They spend most of their lives with their partner, never really going astray. They also show relationship traits similar to that of human, building a family and raising them.

Interesting Historical Events In the Last Decade That You Didn’t Know About

By admin / February 3, 2018
Interesting Historical Events In the Last Decade That You Did not Know About

From 2007 onwards, we have seen major historical events take place. Be it in the scope of politics, technology, business, and so on the world has transformed in the past decade. While most of these events have made headlines and readers are probably aware of them, we have picked some interesting events that you might not have known about.

2016: Brexit Referendum

The Brexit Referendum held by the United Kingdom can result in a huge change in the European Union. The European Union which consists of 28 countries is a regional power that has helped develop Europe into what it is today. However, in 2016 the UK voted to leave the Union which will impact the Union since the UK along with Germany are the two main power states in the Union.

2016: Diversity in Congress

The US Congress became a little more diverse in 2016 as voters voted four women of color into the Congress. While the number may not jump out at you, it was an increase from one so it is a gradual increase showing that Congress may continue to become more diverse.

2015: Iran’s Nuclear Deal

Negotiations between the US and its allies with Iran over their nuclear program finally resulted in a deal. The P5+1 were working on a deal with Iran but couldn’t get anything done before 2015. Iran agreed to have an inspection done by the IAEA along with other demands to have some sanctions lifted. However, the Trump administration is currently in the process of revoking the deal.

2014: ISIS establishes an Islamic Caliphate

ISIS took a stronghold of parts of both Syria and Iraq in 2014. In the areas controlled by the terrorist group, they declared an Islamic State. In the region, they declared their interpretation of Islamic law and continued their fight against the West and anyone that opposed.

2011: Arab Springs

Beginning in Tunisia, the Arab Spring was a set of protest that led to regime changes in parts of the Middle East and North Africa. The spring was the most effective in Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt as it led to the overthrowing of the leaders in power for democratic elections.

Where Did Dinosaurs Live?

By admin / February 1, 2018
Where Did Dinosaurs Live

Dinosaurs are one of the biggest mysteries of our world. While humans have discovered fossils and built structures of dinosaurs with their help, learning more about them, there is still so much more about the creatures we do not know. There are numerous types of dinosaurs still left to be uncovered which makes questions about dinosaurs very intriguing. One such question is where exactly did dinosaurs live?

To answer this particular question, we have to analyze exactly where fossils of dinosaurs were found. There has been known fossil discovery from every continent of the earth. If we look at the different types of dinosaurs discovered so far, we can see that they were very diverse. So it makes sense that they lived all over the earth. Their fossils have been found in various different terrains such as savannahs, deserts, beaches, swamps, and forests.

Did dinosaurs live in colder environment?

In short, yes, they did. Dinosaurs fossils were discovered in both North America and Antarctica which meant that they once lived in the region. How did they survive such harsh weather conditions like in Antarctica? Well, the world was quite different at the time of dinosaurs. The global temperature and overall environment were a lot different than what we have now and there is a possibility that weather in those regions was warmer. So warm in fact that there are chances that the polar ice caps weren’t there.

You also need to understand the Pangea concept and the continents weren’t as far divided by oceans as they are today. Which would also mean that the temperature in the region was much since the continents were much closer to the equator and in warmer climate poles.

Dinosaurs were also known to travel. They usually traveled in packs and moved from one area to another. It still isn’t clear if they moved from one continent to another but they did travel. There have been discoveries of dinosaur trackways in parts of the world that show that they moved in groups.

What Does a Recurring Nightmare Mean?

By admin / January 7, 2018
What Does a Recurring Nightmare Mean

Dreams are always something that puzzles us because we don’t have much control over what we dream. They have a lot to do with our psychological state and usually, we have recurring dreams when we are stressed or have a lot going on. While dreams can be based on just about anything and are usually joyous, nightmares are slightly different. Nightmares tend to evoke fear in us and show us situations that make us tense and anxious which typically results in a person waking up in a panic.

Nightmares can occur at any age and are usually result of traumatic experiences or a lot of stress.

Recurring Nightmares

Psychologists have conducted numerous studies on determining the factors behind recurring nightmares. Studies have concluded that recurring nightmares occur when an individual has a traumatic or negative life experience. Along with this, individuals that are frustrated with their life and aren’t satisfied tend to have recurring nightmares such as falling or being attacked. However, it is hard to tell which condition leads to which type of a dream.

So what do the recurring nightmare mean?

It’s not easy to pinpoint exactly what the nightmare means. But it should tell you that you have a lot of stress in your life for one reason or another. It can be from frustration or a previous traumatic experience which is causing you to have certain unpleasant dreams. Recurring nightmare actually puts an individual further into stress as they try to cope with their daily lives when they aren’t completely mentally there. So it ends up disrupting their daily activities. Especially if the nightmare prevents them from falling asleep.

The best way to combat recurring nightmares is to consult a psychologist to get a better understanding of exactly why the nightmare keeps recurring. It is also important that you gain more self-confidence and surround yourself with people that care to help your well-being. This can help you overcome the stressful situation and improve your overall mental health.

Clinton Road New Jersey Facts and Myths

By admin / January 5, 2018
Clinton Road New Jersey Facts and Myths

Clinton Road in NJ has become sort of an urban legend with not just one but quite a few different stories of haunting occurring on the road. It is creeping up to become one of the most haunted locations in the US with numerous different paranormal activities occurring on the road. We look at a few of them and determine whether they are facts or just myths.

Boy at Dead Man’s Curve

The boy on Clinton Road at Dead Man’s Curve is probably one of the most popular ghost sightings people talk about in reference to Clinton Road. There are different interpretations of this particular tale, some people say that if you through change, coins, into the water under the bridge a ghost boy throws it back while some even say that if you were to do this at night the boy can take your life. You will find numerous different stories that range from people getting their money thrown back to some even dying online. The backstory to his haunting is that a kid drowned in the water under the bridge trying to fetch his ball.

the ghost boy actually killing you at night

There haven’t been many official killings reported in the area in the recent past so the ghost boy actually killing you at night is more of a stretch. But you do find a lot of stories about quarters or coins being thrown at cars so that part can actually be a fact. So be careful when driving by the bridge on Dead Man’s Curve on Clinton Road.

Clinton Road is surrounded by forest and not much else and therefore you find it to be quite spooky when you drive on it. Another spooky area on Clinton Road is the Cross Castle.

Cross Castle

Cross Castle or whatever is left of it today is known to be a scenery of a lot of weird occurrences. It is a place that is known for witch seances amongst sighting of ghostly white figures that are not easily explained. It isn’t surprising since the castle is located in the middle of the woods that such occurrences are reported in the area of it. From the stories told by eyewitnesses, the area is definitely considered a haunted sight.

The hauntings on Clinton Road aren’t just restricted to these. You will also find many cases of strange creatures and even Alien sightings on Clinton Road. Which is why it is considered as one of the most haunted and spookiest roads in the US.

Unknown Facts About the World

By admin / January 4, 2018
Unknown Facts About the World
​The world is enormous and filled with fascinating places. It is virtually impossible for someone to know everything about it. However, we have a list of unknown facts from around the world that we feel are either interesting and worth knowing. 
  1. Found in the sea, a mantis shrimp can actually create a flash of light with its claws. The shrimp can move the claws so fast that it causes the water around it to boil creating a flash of light.
  2. Have you ever heard the Spain’s national anthem? It actually is just a melody with no words.
  3. We all know how beneficial honey is for us. But did you know that honey doesn’t go bad. You can have honey that was set out a hundred years ago and it would still be good.
  4. The human body is quite interesting, did you know that when you breath. You inhale more from one half of the nose than you do the other. This also alternates every 15 minutes between the nostrils.
  5. If you remove all the atoms in the world that make up humans then the entire population of the world can easily fit into an apple.
  6. It would take 1.2 million mosquitoes to suck an average human once each to drain his whole blood out.
  7. The Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans, and Chinese all independently developed written language. This means, they had no interaction with one another and had written language before any interaction took place.
  8. It takes a photon about 40,000 years to travel from the core of the sun to its surface. What is interesting is that traveling from the sun’s surface to the earth it only takes it about 8 minutes.
  9. There is a difference of 66 years from the time men first took flight in 1903 with the Wright brothers and the time when we landed on the moon in 1969.
  10. Only 1% of the Caribbean island are inhabited.
  11. 70-80% of the world’s fresh water are stored in glaciers. Antarctic and the Arctic have 99% of the world’s glaciers.
  12. The territory of the seven largest countries make up half the landmass of the world. These are: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, China, Canada, Russia, and USA.
  13. There is a state in the world without a capital, which is Nauru.

Hope our unknown facts about the world have enlightened you and made you a little smarter than you were.

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