PPS Or PSS?

By admin / September 26, 2017
PPS Or PSS

Introduction

Who would have thought that not paying attentiong to Latin classes would come back to bite us with a vengeance? I certainly did not. Apparently, learning a classical, centuries old language has its benefits – even in 2017. Modern English, the most widely used language in business, education, information spreading and everyday communication in the planet actually borrows quite the number of words from other languages. A good example is the field of medicine: Words like cardiology, orthopedics or even the word medicine itself have their origins in Greek.

The situation gets problematic when we are not aware of what a word really means and instead, use it habitually, without second thinking its meaning. We are then prone to make mistakes that sound and look, at the very least, silly and at worst painful to those who do know what the word, abbreviation or acronym in question mean. Oh, and by the way. The word acronym? That is borrowed too.

Remember PS?

Hopefully, we all remember the PS term. It is what you add at the end of your letter or message, when you want to add an afterthought that occured after you finished writing the scripts main body –  you see, few years ago, people were unable to press backspace on their keyboard or phone and rewrite their message. Back then, the saying "scripta manent" – written words remain – was actually quite real.

By instict and habit, we do know how to use PS. But do we really know what it means? The abbreviation comes from the latin "postscriptum", which means "written after", or, alternatively, "that which comes after the writing". It is a generally accepted way to add clarifications, further information and extra points to your message. That being said, there are some people who think that it is not appropriate when it comes to online communication, as an online message can be corrected and re-written rather easily before being sent. Thus, as a general rule of thumb, I suggest you lean on the side of caution and avoid adding PS when you can in your emails and your other online communication channels.

What Comes After PS?

So, let us assume that you have written your message carefully, formulated your arguments and made your points. After you were done, you reviewed your message and thought you should add something extra, appropriately using the "PS" term at the bottom of your message. But what if you want to add more? There are many ways to go about this, but nearly all of them are wrong.

You could write PS 2 and PS 3 as necessary, but that would hardly look professional and in all likelihood, it would dissuade your target from whatever it is you wanted to convince them to do.

You could add PSS right below your PS, as many people do, but honestly, not only does this look unprofessional, it also looks silly. Like we said, PS means "postscriptum". Post script. Which would effectively make PSS mean "Post script script". I do not know about you, but this looks VERY silly to me and I would be massively dissapointed of the person who send me such a message.

The only correct and logical way to add a second afterthought to your message is by using the abbreviation PPS – in other words, by saying "post post script", or, that which comes after the post script.

Do not overdo it

Like we mentioned earlier, there are some people who do not condone the usage of PS or PPS at the end of your messages, as it is quite easy to rework your initial message and implement your afterthoughts to the main text these days. Thus, you should only use these terms when you really have to – sparingly, if at all.

Even in cases where you deem their usage appropriate, try not to go beyond PPS. Typing PPPS or PPPPS marks your text as hastily written, your thoughts as unorganized and your character as lazy. To avoid all that, you should probably just try to insert your afterthoughts to your main message.

Modern usage of PS and PPS

So, we have established why you should generally try to avoid the aforementioned abbreviations nowadays. But when is their usage apt or even recommended? We can identify two cases.

Innocent Addition: Quite different than actually adding extra arguments or points to your main text, by implying a bit of innocence or even forgetfulness you are probably going to get a pass from your recipients. For example, say you were going to message some relatives about something. Adding a post script message at the end of your main text and saying how you would of course enjoy to have them come over for dinner next Sunday is not only appropriate, but also kind. Or, alternatively, to wish them well on an ongoing situation they have running. Generally, it should be positive or kind, and incapable of fitting on your main text.

Marketing: Marketeers often use post scripts – or even post post scripts – to make sly references and draw your attention to where they want, usually a new service or product, or, alternatively, the benefits of such services and products. For example, you might receive an email newsletter of a business you have subscribed to only to find that at the end of their text, the author has written something along the lines of: "PS I am thinking of making a new, unique special service for my most loyal fans. If you are interested, make sure you follow this [example hyperlink] to keep track of any updates." The main reason why this works is that, segmented text – and PS is by definition separated from the main text – is easier to read.

Humour: Sometimes you just want to add flair to your message. By intentionally adding sequences of PS and PPS, you can add a little bit of a humorous touch to your text – assuming you know what you are doing. Just make sure you do this only in informal conversations, as your boss is probably not going to like it.

Why Do Men Have Adam’s Apple?

By admin / September 24, 2017
Adam's Apple

Introduction

Who is Adam? And what is the deal with his apple? And perhaps most importantly, how do they relate with the lump we often see in a human's throat, that protruding chunk of bony cartilage in our necks? This article will give you the answers to these questions and more. We will discover the origins of the term, thoroughly explain what exactly it is, and explain why men seem to have their Adam's Apple stick out more than women.

Myth - Terminology Origins

If we trace back the origins of the term "Adam's Apple" we will come up with a centuries old event chronicled in the Bible. Supposedly, the legendary first humans, Adam and Eve were blissfully living in the Garden of Eden. They were allowed to eat whichever fruit they fancied, except the apples from the Tree of Good and Evil. One day, Lucifer, disguised as a Serpent approached Eve and convinced her to the eat the fruit from the forbidden tree.

After she did, she gave the fruit to Adam. Apparently, the apple got stuck in their throats – effectively making them unworthy of staying in the Garden of Eden. God banished them, and cursed them to have to work the ground of the area they lived in, in order to survive. All men, following that event, were forced to bear evidence of that unfortunate mistake. The evidence and proof is our Adam's Apple.

What Science Has to Say

Men Have Adam's Apple

As impressive as the aforementioned story sounds, science begs to differ. According to research, an Adam's Apple has nothing to do with a Biblical, Godly punishment – and everything to do with the angle of the thyroid cartilage in relation to the growing larynx of people. At birth, both sexes start with no noticeable protrusion in their neck. As children reach puberty, however, males tend to have a significantly increased lump in their necks – this is a direct result of the hormonal differences between the sexes, and particularly, the higher testosterone of men.

Moreover, another reason men have a more noticeable Adam's Apple is due to how their larynx, or "voice box" as it is often called, is generally bigger than a female's. The level of development of the Adam's Apple varies among different people, and the widening of that area in the larynx usually occurs suddenly and quickly when a people experience their first large growth spurts.

Purpose of Adam's Apple

The Adam's Apple, along with the thyroid cartilage that forms it, work to protect the walls and the frontal part of the larynx – as well as the vocal cords which are right behind it. It is also largely related to the deepening of the voice – generally, people with more pronounced Adam's apples have a deeper voice note.

Most importantly, however, it allows air to get through to the lungs and empowers us to talk. As this crucial function happens no matter how pronounced the Adam's Apple is, and is universal to both genders, we can conclude that whether the lump is really prominent or not, has no real health implications. As many men with really pronounced lumps get them surgical removed, without suffering from any adverse effects, perhaps the most important side effect of a large Adam's Apple is the funny looking bobbing around it does when you gulp or swallow.

Adam's Apple and Women

Like we mentioned, both sexes do have an Adam's Apple, even though it is usually much less noticeable in women due to hormonal differences, and a difference in larynx size. A third reason that the the lump is less pronounced in women, is how they usually have a higher body fat percentage than men, which results in a more streamlined neck look.

A woman's Adam's Apple pretty much performs the same function as it does to a man – toned down in accordance with it's prominence or lack thereof. Thus, women with no noticeable Adam's Apple have generally higher pitched voices than those who do have visible ones.

As for the women who do have pronounced Adam's Apples, they unfortunately have to deal with all kinds of self confidence issues, as a prominent neck lump is highly associated with masculinity and male features. Generally, this is an unfounded insecurity, as in the vast majority of cases, whether a woman has a prominent Adam's Apple or not, her voice is not going to sound like masculine like. It is more of a visual issue, which can be easily dismissed and dealt with if the woman in question works on cultivating a positive self image. In severe cases, counseling might be in order.

What to Do If You Have Large Adam's Apple

We have established that a more – or less – pronounced Adam's Apple has no health implications. If for any reason however, you would want to change it, you can always undergo a cosmetic surgery to lessen and reduce it. This type of surgery is called chondrolaryngoplasty and is highly effective, with few complications, if any, that are mostly transient. Like all cosmetic surgeries, however, an Adam's Apple surgery is very unlikely to be covered by insurance.

Generally, unless you really want to reduce your Adam's Apple protrusion for any reason – you want to undergo a sex reassignment surgery, for example – it is recommended that you first consult a therapist to help you deal with your condition. Likewise, before consulting a therapist, you might want to spend some time putting things in perspective, and decide whether a prominent Adam's Apple is really something you should worry or fuss about.

Conclusion

By now you should have a clear understanding of what an Adam's Apple is, what is the origin of the term, what function does it serve, and why it is more prominent in men than in women. Barring surgery, there is no way to lessen the severity by which your Apple protrudes from your neck. Whether you like your lump or not, its appearance has no health implications whatsoever. Thus, if you are not interested in surgery, you should learn to live with it, if not love it.

South Sudan Tribune News Today

By admin / August 15, 2017

South Sudan, a nation that seceded and declared its independence from the country of Sudan in 2011, soon found itself thrust into a brutal civil war. The fighting began a mere 18 months after the formation of the nation, leading to insecurity within the populace that was soon punctuated by rampant famine, overcrowding, and outbreaks of serious medical conditions like measles and cholera. The Sudanese army warring with the Liberation army has also forced thousands from their homes, aggravating the issues present within the fledgling nation. Continue reading

Sunrider SunBreeze Essential Oil Review

By admin / August 14, 2017
Sunrider SunBreeze Essential Oil

Are you suffering joint and muscle pains? Do you feel sore and tension aches throughout the day? Tell you what; we’ve got the solution for you. Try Sunrider SunBreeze Essential Oil for the long lasting, fast acting pain relief. The oil is a concoction that has been time tested by treating migraines and headaches.

It is a formulated natural blend of Chinese herbs that offer modern healing. SunBreeze restore and soothe the body for optimal health. For better results, you are encouraged to use other Sunrider products which promote regenerative health and overall wellbeing.

SunBreeze’s Main Ingredients

1. Mint Extracts

Mint has well documented medicinal properties. It has been used over thousands of years and has been known to have calming, refreshing and stimulating effects. It has also be known to have tension and pain relieving properties all over the body.

Among the chemical elements on the SunBreeze is the calcium which has an antagonistic effect with peppermint oil. This antagonism helps eliminate pain from all the affected areas.

Mint as a Cooling Agent

The mint in the Sunrider SunBreeze Oil has natural cooling elements which helps reduce fever. It has some refrigerating power which causes cold sensation on the affected areas.

Mint as an Anti-inflammation Properties

Mint stimulates flow of blood which helps get rid of the inflammation. It is also applied to reduce swelling, eliminate inflammation and relieve pain. As a pain reliever, mint is applied around the temples and forehead to release tension and cure mental stress and headaches. Excruciating migraine is best stopped using a concoction of the Sunbreeze oil and other Sunrider products.

2. Cassia Extracts

Cassia is another extract that you will find in the Sunbreeze oil. It is commonly referred to as the Chinese Cinnamon. Cassia is native to China and Burma, where it grows as an evergreen tree.

The Cassia Oil that is used in the Sunbreeze is derived from twigs, barks and leaves of the Cassia tree. Among the compounds that you will find in cassia oil are cinnamyle acetate, linalool, chavicol, and benzaldehyde. Cassia oil has been used since time immemorial by Chinese healers and herbalists as an anti-rheumatic as well as anti-arthritic agent. It helps improve the blood circulation, thus generating warmth to the joints and other parts of the body that are commonly affected by arthritis and rheumatism.

3. Eucalyptus Oil Extracts

The SunBreeze has the eucalyptus oil, one of the most useful and commonly available essential oils in the market. It is derived from the sweetly scented eucalyptus tree. It has a distinct woody-pine scent and is considered one of the best vasodilators. Vasodilation is the increase of blood flow in the body by relaxing the blood vessels. It allows more blood to flow around the body.

Eucalyptus oil has more than 100 chemical compounds. This means it has a large spectrum of compounds which contain many active agents compared to other refined oils.

Eucalyptus Oil as a Muscle Pain Reliever

The oil contain anti-inflammation and analgesic properties which are recommended for people suffering from nerve pains, lumbago, rheumatism, sprained tendons and ligaments, fibrosis and stiff muscles. The only thing the user of the eucalyptus oil need to do is buy the SunBreeze and apply generously on the skin showing the symptoms.

Eucalyptus Oil on Wounds

The antiseptic and germicidal properties in the eucalyptus essential oil have been historically used for treating wounds, sores, abrasions, cuts burns and ulcers. The oil can also be used to treat insect stings or bites. You can also use the oil on open cuts or irritated skin to protect it from microbial action and exposure.

Treating Mental Exhaustion

Just like mint eucalyptus oil stimulate a refreshing and cooling effect. When used on the forehead, the oil increases the mental activity and blood flow in the brain.

Uses of the SunBreeze

Sunrider SunBreeze Essential Oil S

SunBreeze is used for various purposes. Below are some of the soothing, rebalancing and curing uses of the Sunbreze;

  • Neck and back pains
  • Sore muscles
  • ​Rheumatism
  • ​Arthritis and joint pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • ​Itchy scalp
  • ​Muscle tension
  • Soothing the hand and feet
  • Treating morning sluggishness

How to Use the Sunbreeze

The SunBreeze works by warming the inflamed skin, sort of like the sun do, and cooling, sort of like the ice do. The following are the ways in which you can apply the oil.

You can rub on forehead, back of the neck, temples for:

  • Headaches
  • Drowsiness
  • Muscle tension and motion sickness

Vigorously rub any other part of the body that is used for;

  • Sore Muscles and cold sores
  • Rheumatism and stomach
  • ​Arthritis, strains and sprains
  • ​Back and Neck pain
  • Sinus congestion, sore throat and insect stings and repellants.

Use one or two drops of oil/balm on the tongue. This is used for;

  • Sinus congestion, coughing and drowsiness
  • Sore throat
  • ​Motion sickness
  • Upset stomach

You can mix the Sunbreeze with conditioner and shampoo and use it to wash your hair. You can also use it to treat;

  • Itchy scalp and headaches
  • Muscle tension and sluggishness.

Pros of Sunrider SunBreeze

  • It is quickly absorbed by the skin.
  • It is paraben-free.
  • ​Helps reduce bruises, swelling and pain.
  • ​The SunBreeze is natural. It has no preservatives or additives.
  • The SunBreeze oil is easy to apply.
  • ​The oil works naturally on your skin.
  • ​It is a non-greasy, all soothing natural scent.
  • It has instant relief which lasts for hours.

Cons

  • The SunBreeze container does not come in different sizes.

Available Options of SunBreeze


  • SunBreeze Oil 6 Bottles – 0.17 fl oz. which comes in 5ml per bottle.

  • SunBreeze Balm 6 containers – 0.17 fl oz. which comes in 5.2 grams per container.

Use the oil or balm on the affected area by massaging in circular motions. All orders above $48, you will be given free shipping.

From the above information, you can see that SunBreeze is a very important oil to have at your home. It should be part of your weekly shopping in order to raise a healthy family. The oil is competitively priced for the regular household.

Best Seahorse Cases Reviews

By admin / August 12, 2017
Seahorse Cases

A Seahorse Case is a watertight, dustproof, airtight and crush resistant container that has been designed to safe keep your valuables from theft and water elements.

Seahorse SE-300 Protective Case Without Foam

Seahorse SE-300 Protective Case Without Foam

The Seahorse Protective Cases will keep your valuable equipment safe. It comes with a latch that can automatically seal your gear protecting it from elements such as air, water and dust. It comes with dividers that keep your items on separate compartments. It also has a built in padlock that gives it some extra safety. The optional locking latches give it added security which keeps prying hands away.

Specifications

MeasurementsExternal:10.8" x 9.9" x 4.9"Internal: 9.5" x 7.4" x 4.1". Weighs 2.45 lbs (empty)
Proof from elementsWatertight, crush resistant, IP 67, MIL SPEC 810-F
GuaranteeFoam, imported, automatic purge pressure system, made in the USA and a lifetime guarantee.

Seahorse SE-300F Protective Case With Foam

Seahorse SE-300F Protective Case With Foam

The Seahorse Protective Cases will keep your valuable equipment safe. It comes with a latch that can automatically seal your gear protecting it from elements such as air, water and dust. It comes with dividers that keep your items on separate compartments. It also has a built in padlock that gives it some extra safety. The optional locking latches give it added security which keeps prying hands away. This case comes with foam padding to safely store.

Specifications:

MeasurementsExterior Dimensions: 10.78" x 9.75" x 4.83" - Interior Dimensions: 9.50" x 7.35" x 4.10". Case weight: 2.65 lbs.
Proof from elementsWatertight, Airtight & Crush Resistant protection for your valuables
GuaranteeCustomized internal space that fits snugly. It comes with lifetime guarantee and is a “Made in America”.
ShippingYou’ll get free shipping.

Seahorse SE-520 Protective Case Without Foam

The Seahorse Protective Cases will keep your valuable equipment safe. It comes with a latch that can automatically seal your gear protecting it from elements such as air, water and dust. It comes with acuform dividers that keep your items on separate compartments. It also has a built in padlock that gives it some extra safety. The optional locking latches give it added security which keeps prying hands away. This case comes with foam padding to safely store.

Specifications


ResistanceCrush resistance & rustproof, UV resistance and chemical
Proof from elementsProtective casing, dustproof and watertight
GuaranteeLifetime guarantee
ShippingYou’ll get free shipping.

Seahorse SE120 Protective Case

The Seahorse Protective Cases will keep your valuable equipment safe. It comes with a latch that can automatically seal your gear protecting it from elements such as air, water and dust. It comes with acuform dividers that keep your items on separate compartments. It also has a built in padlock that gives it some extra safety. The optional locking latches give it added security which keeps prying hands away. This case comes with foam padding to safely store.


ResistanceFoamed with automatic pressure purge system. For safety, the case comes with molded padlock hole that allows use of standard master lock
Proof from elementsWatertight and crush resistant
GuaranteeLifetime guarantee. Made in USA
MeasurementsExternal: 8.7" x 7.5" x 3.9"Internal: 7.6" x 5.18" x 3.2". Weighs 1.45 lbs. (empty)

Seahorse SE-540 Waterproof Protective Hard Case without Foam

The Seahorse Protective Cases will keep your valuable equipment safe. It comes with a latch that can automatically seal your gear protecting it from elements such as air, water and dust. It comes with acuform dividers that keep your items on separate compartments. It also has a built in padlock that gives it some extra safety. The optional locking latches give it added security which keeps prying hands away. This case comes with foam padding to safely store.


ResistanceFoamed with automatic pressure purge system. For safety, the case comes with molded padlock hole that allows use of standard masterlock
Proof from elementsAirtight, watertight and crush resistant
GuaranteeLifetime guarantee. Made in USA
MeasurementsExterior Dimensions: 15.27" x 12.13" x 9.58" - Interior Dimensions: 13.50" x 9.80" x 8.37". Case weight: 6.47 lbs.






Best Industrial Rubber Bumpers

By admin / August 10, 2017
Best Industrial Rubber Bumpers

An industrial bumper is a protective object that is commonly used in high tension environment to prevent either metal or wood from coming into contact as such a contact would lead to increased wear and tear.

A bumper can be used as door stop, drawer stop, vibrating equipment stop or furniture feet. The industrial rubber will save you a lot of repair and maintenance costs.

35.5" x 4" Heavy Duty Industrial Rubber Dock Bumper

35.5 x 4 Heavy Duty Industrial Rubber Dock Bumper

The 35.5 inches by 4-inches Heavy Duty Industrial Rubber Bumper will not disappoint you. The bumper is built to compress and thereby reduce impact on two metals and thus reduce damages to the said metals. Inside the bumper is a void with a diameter of 2.25 inches which further enhances its ability to reduce the impact.

This bumper is best used on building columns, dock levers, walls and truck trailers. It comes with three 5/8-inches mounting holes which have one 3/8 inches counter sinks. It is made with industrial rubber for durability. The industrial rubber is water, temperature variation and oil resistant.

The bumper comes with a 1 year warranty from the manufacturer. The warranty kicks in once the shipment arrives at your premises. Note that this warranty is not transferable and does not cover on-the-job wear and tear, damage due to incorrect usage, damage by pet, rust or abuse.

YM D6466 Rubber Extruded Dock Bumper, 12" Length, 2" Width, 1-3/4" Depth

YM D6466 Rubber Extruded Dock Bumper

The YM D6466 is an all-weather abrasion resistant industrial rubber bumper that works best to protects docks and dock levers. It shelters the heavy machinery that is used to lift cargo off the transit ships from damage. Individual parts of the bumper can be replaced.

The bumper works by compressing upon contact with the heavy metal. This compression reduce the force between the container and the vehicle transporting it. It is built with a half-oval shape that allows effective federing over a very wide radius.

With a 1-piece construction the gaps between bumpers is reduced and thus can be quickly installed on the surface. Its mounting holes measure 3/8" and its access hole measures 5/8". The bumper also comes with a washer for every hole. Note that you will need to buy installation hardware as it is not part of the shipped package.

Vestil M-2-12 Rubber Extruded Bumper, 12" Length, 2" Width, 1-3/4" Depth

Vestil M-2-12 Rubber Extruded Bumper

The Vestil M-2-12 Rubber Extruded Bumper is best suited for loading dock to prevent damages on the vehicle, the cranes, the dock and the building. The resistance, and elasticity in the rubber makes it better for weather and withstand impact better. The half-oval shape on the bumper allows federing over wide radius. To easily install the bumper, the manufacturer pre-drills countersunk mounting holes.

The bumper measures 12 by 2 by 1-3/4-inches. As an added advantage to its customers, Vestil manufactures customized handling equipment that includes hoists, trolleys, gantry and jib cranes, storage solutions and loading dock equipment. Vestil was established in 1968 and its headquarters are located in Angola, Indiana. In the packaging, you will find the M-2-12 bumper and washers.

“This bumper is very tough. I used 2 of them to replace the bumpers on a 24 foot box truck. Worked very well. Each comes with two steel plates with holes in them for the bolts to provide extra holding power. The hole in the outside of the bumper is big enough to fit a socket through to tighten. The holes are large enough for an impact socket also which makes it easier.” ~ By Dean Trombettaon February 25, 2013

YM D6480 Rubber Molded Dock Bumper, 6" Length, 3-1/2" Width, 3-1/2" Depth

The YM D6480 Rubber Molded Dock Bumper is made for abrasion resistant and all-weather. It is a heavy duty bumper that is built to protect docks, shelters, and dock levelers from impact damage. The bumpers individual sections can be replaced whenever they are damaged.

It can be installed very fast on the surface. It comes with ½ inches mounting hole and 1-1/2-inches access holes. The bumper also comes with a washer per hole.

IRONguard Rubber Molded Dock Bumper, Rectangular, 4 Holes, 20" Length, 4-1/2" Width, 3" Depth

IRONguard Rubber Molded Dock Bumper

The IRONguard Rubber Molded Dock Bumper is a heavy duty bumper made for quick and easy installation. It comes with holes that can accept 3/4 –inches bolts. It has a 3-inch projection. It is manufactured with reinforced prime rubber. Its manufactures say that its impact recovery totals to about 98% (plus/minus2). The bumper’s tensile strength is about 8.3N/mm2 and an elongation of 500 percent.




Best Bamboo Toothbrush

By admin / August 8, 2017
Bamboo Toothbrush

Bamboo Toothbrush History

Cleaning teeth are the first thing done in the morning and probably the last at night, therefore a material that is fully sustainable is required for the toothbrush’s bristles.

The material which is considered the ‘bristle of choice’ should be made of virgin nylon and possess biodegradable properties.

Bamboo brushes have biodegradable material that’s overwhelming, given its original tensile power and the knack to grow fast.

The bamboo brushes are stronger than the usual plastic toothbrushes that majority of the people area accustomed to. The products are mostly made of purely natural resources, and they are eco-friendly.

The brush’s head part is plant-based or contains bristles made of nylon-6 or nylon-4 fibers that are recyclable, the fiber is without BPA.

The brush handle is usually ergonomic, and chiefly well-adapted to the hands, unlike the plastic ones. The curves added to the brush’s handle is both practical and elegant making it easy to grip


Why use bamboo

  • Has no detrimental impurities and has numerous advantages over their counterpart products
  • They are biodegradable, especially the handle which is made of 100% natural bamboo
  • ​It's environmentally sustainable and prevents the microorganisms development
  • ​The handle prevents the bacteria accumulation due to its antibacterial properties
  • Categorically it’s technically a grass, therefore, grows much faster. Hence ideal for making toothbrushes. The bamboo is replenished faster and also very sturdy.

1. WowE Bamboo Toothbrush


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These toothbrushes are biodegradable and the handle can be used for various upcycling ideas such as stirring sticks and garden markers.

The toothbrush is the today’s choice for a hygiene and environmentally conscious women, children and men. The toothbrush’s brush base and handle are hand-friendly and light.

The product has optimum bristles, they are soft and made from BPA-free which is great for all age’s gums and teeth.

WowE has an earth satisfying packaging with a generally ecology-minded appeal. Same as the lifespan of any toothbrushes, i.e. the plastic ones, WowE upraises conscious product selections.

2. Mother’s Vault

Mother’s Vault
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The pack also has four brushes and they are 100% compostable and recyclable once the bristles are gotten rid of.

The bristles are created from the BPA-free nylon and are fashioned not to drop out but stay just in the handle. They are neither too soft nor too hard.

The available brushes are both for children and adult sizes.

A portion of the products’ each sale is donated to Earth justice charity, the nation’s largest and original environmental nonprofit law organization. That’s formed to protect the people’s health, combat the climatic changes, advance clean energy and conserve wonderful places and wildlife.

Mother’s vault bamboo toothbrush is the ecological way of keeping the mouth fresh for as an extended duration just like the usual toothbrush. In addition, the bamboo brush helps the surrounding environment as well.

Mother’s vault brushes go perfectly well with the new charcoal peppermint toothpaste.

3. Brush with Bamboo

Brush with Bamboo
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These types of bamboo toothbrushes come in both child and adult sizes. The plant-based brushes is a four pack and of great price too.

Bamboo toothbrushes are the first plant-based brushes of the world. Every product component is plant based; the box, handle, wrapper and the bristles. The product is USDA certified.

Its bristles are nylon made since there isn’t any plant-based alternative that would be of perfect use for 2-4 consecutive months.

Though non-biodegradable, they can be recycled. The bamboo brushes come packaged in a biodegradable box that’s made from paper.

The brush is an eco-friendly selection for a household. With its biodegradable handle that is crafted from 100% bamboo and easy to grip since it is made in a curvy shape.

Its bristles that so soft are BPA- Free verified and to the mouth and hand the brush has a natural feel.

The brush with bamboo is used for as an extended duration of time like their plastic counterparts.

4. Bmbu Bamboo Toothbrush

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They have handles that are ergonomically designed, the handles are shaped in a way that fits perfectly in the hand to allow great brush handling, they are lightweight and also easy for children to hold and use.

The package comes with a total of three toothbrushes that have 100% biodegradable, recycled packaging hence every aspect of the purchase is friendly to the environment.

Its bristles are medium soft and made from nylon that is charcoal infused for a maximum cleaning strength. They are completely PVC, phthalates and BPA free.

The bristles can be recycled but the rest are biodegradable and compostable.

5. The Purity Brush

The Purity Brush
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The brush has bristles that offer natural antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties all credited to the organic charcoal infused binchotan therein.

The brush is a good plaque reduction choice, reduces bacteria buildup and is a certified vegan-friendly.

The product is 100% biodegradable, made of MOSO bamboo handle and 10% Nylon that biodegrades in a period of four months.

Some of the purity brush’s unique features are that they are renewable and sustainable since they have bamboo handle thus strong and ideal.

They are PBA free, natural and vegan, eco-friendly, verified non-toxic, chemical free and helps in the creation of a healthier and safer environment.

The purity brush guards the teeth against germs with their antibacterial and antifungal infused bristles.

Final Remarks

Selecting a perfect toothbrush made of bamboo can be a little challenging because of the many varieties available.

Ensure that prior to purchasing one, the bamboo toothbrush you have opted for should be BPA-free, made entirely from recyclable materials, made of nylon bristle, biodegradable and it is an ergonomic toothbrush that performs its desirable job in style.

Whichever toothbrush you go for, the most fundamental thing to do is brush the teeth regularly then follow up with an in-depth flossing.

Keeping teeth healthy and clean helps in maintaining strong oral health.

Elephant Hair Bracelet Meaning

By admin / August 6, 2017
Elephant Hair Bracelet

Elephant hair bracelet is an African ethnic bracelet, and ethnic jewelry is often an expression of a person’s creativity that is filtered through culture and tradition.

Ethnic jewelry is often symbolic associating to either religion, culture or even family relationships. The legend and history of these elephant hair bracelets can be traced back to more than 1200 years ago.

The technique used to make these jewelry are usually transferred from generation to generation through culture and modernity.

Unlike the olden days, we’ve seen various forms and different creativities that have been used to make the elephant hair bracelets, e.g. the use of copper, gold, and silver

The pieces of this jewelry are mostly made of the local materials and worn for a certain traditional significance like for strength purposes. Those who wore the elephant hair bracelets were believed to be guarded against misfortunes, harm, and illness.

African Elephant

Elephants have numerous meaning and impact in the African culture.They have been involved in almost every aspect of art such as film, pictures, sculptures, architecture and even music.

Elephants are symbolic in the African community, they represent strength, power, and beauty, and as such, their hair bracelets are symbolic as well. Africans believed that the bracelets were worn for protection and wealth providence


Elephants are praised for mental faculties, loyalty, longevity, size, stamina, and cooperative spirit. People from the southern part of Africa use the tusks to decorate their rooms, coat of arms represents strength, wisdom moderation and eternity.

This typically shows how powerful the products made from an elephant are, from the look of how elephants are valued in the community.

In addition, there is a belief in the African culture that the elephants are the connecting mechanism between heaven and earth, in return providing the hair bracelets with even more worth.

The meaning of the bracelet

Since African mythology had a strong notion that elephants in some way forms a heaven and earth connection, whoever had it on was tremendously blessed with prosperity, love, progress, and health.

The elephant hair bracelets are widespread bracelets that possess unique looks and charm.

Those who specialized in the making of these beautiful bracelets used elephant hair tails.

The bracelet can either have four or two or six knots.

Knots; symbolizes the strands being held together by the gods

Strands; represents the wearer's life like health, love, harmony, and wealth.

Two knots; Represent and signify the Earth and Nature, - the earth comprises of the ancestors and fertility while Nature, - Comprise forces and spirits.

Thus, a balance and blend are believed to be created by nature and earth, allowing the person having it on to sync well with the universe forces.

A lot of luck comes with the two knot

Four Knots; Signifies fire, water, the sun and the wind, i.e. elements of nature, everything about Mother Nature.

Strands of Hair; these are where the knots pass through, and they represent the seasons of the year, hence their significance to Africans since seasons of a year offers special relation with them.

Six knots; Signifies everything mentioned above. The type of bracelet isn’t very famous in Africa though since it’s complicated to create and doesn’t appear too pretty.

The knots movements; the knots usually move along the wire and this movement symbolizes the forces of nature, and also constant revolution

All these are believed therefore to bring fortune, good luck and strength to the wearer.

Bracelet Adjustment; when making an adjustment of the bracelet on the hand, the forces of Mother Nature elements, fire, water, sun and wind were believed to be combined with a life force. The process, therefore, brought good luck and strength.

Gifted bracelet; this type of bracelet would be put on the left side of the hand.

Right-hand bracelet; the bracelet is worn by an individual on the right-hand side to show that he has killed the elephant and made the bracelet from the elephant’s hair by himself.

The above different places the elephant hair bracelets were worn provided clear distinction and informed other people one or two things about the wearer’s special bracelets.

Power of the Elephant Hair Bracelet

The elephant hair bracelets have been worn by very famous people like George Clooney, Prince Andrew, Prince William of England and Amelia Earhart among many other.

Amelia Earhart considered her bracelet as the lucky charm. One time in 1937 she tried to move around the world but forgot about it, it’s understood that she mysteriously disappeared in a place over South Pacific and since then she’s never been found.

And that’s how powerful the bracelet protected its wearers.

How to make an Elephant Hair Bracelet

Since the real elephant hair has sort of complicated features, making hair bracelet from them is so tough. The hairs are tremendously thick, older elephants have white and thicker hair than the younger ones. Thick and white hair are rare thus costly.

The single strand measures up to more than 22 inches. Therefore they have to be cut into equal sizes since each hair strand has its own thickness. After which the strands are boiled then later softened so that they are able to convert into various shapes easily.

When still very hot, the strands are designed into the shape of the bracelet then given knots, which they retain on cooling.

Creative and Traditional Designs of the Bracelets

The bracelet designs are traditionally appropriate for both women and men. The unisex design definitely enables the elephant hair bracelet to be embraced even more. In recent times, the creative designs with a little more gender specification have hit the market.

At least there are more combinations of colorful beads making the bracelets more specific for a particular gender and more attractive and special.

Elephant hair bracelets are very simple and yet meaningful items brought home as souvenirs or as gifts from touring to Africa, therefore, their value remains similar. Their designs are attempting to be more interesting and varied.

With technology availability recently, the elephant hair bracelets have garnered more attention due to online shops.

Varieties of Elephant hair bracelets

Silver; is often considered neutral and elephant hair bracelets made of the mineral might have a few strands or single strand made of wire coated with silver or just plain silver.

Gold; the contrasting relationship between the elephant hair’s dark color and the bright gold makes a charming combination. The classy look provides elegance for the tribal jewelry.

Leather; leather is understood to be luxurious material for a lot of things such as furniture and clothing. A combination of the legendary bracelets and leather bring out the exact great tribal design.

Final Thoughts

Distinguishing between elephant hair bracelets can be challenging at times. Since nowadays there are counterfeits, the authenticity of a bracelet can be determined by simply cutting off a small piece from the bracelet and burning it.

Genuine bracelet products have the unmistakable burning hair odor.

Top 7 Organic Mosquito Control Spray

By admin / August 4, 2017

Introduction: Insect Repellents

Alternatively called “bug sprays”, insect repellents are substances that discourage insects from approaching the surface on which they’ve been applied on. They are extremely useful in preventing the spread of insect born diseases and warding us from the general irritation insects such as mosquitoes’ cause. There are two kinds of insect repellents, those that are lethal, called insecticides, and those that simply discourage them. Both kinds of insect repellents however, in a large enough dose could kill insects. Moreover, not all insect repellents are made the same. Some are made of man-made chemicals and while they may prove to be effective they are unknown quantities in the effect they will have long-term in humans. Fortunately, there are natural, organic alternatives. And those will be our focus on this article.

Dealing with pestering Mosquitoes

So, you want to find a way to deal with those fly sized vampires before they eat you alive? I am guessing you’d prefer to enjoy staying at your yard without being constantly bitten. Or maybe you’d rather eat at peace on your weekend barbeque, rather than being served yourself as the main dish. Fear not, as we have just the right answers for you. Mosquitoes can be as persistent and stubborn as mules, as annoying as early morning traffic or a waiting line in a public toilette. The following products should help you finally put an end to their menace and enjoy a little peace:

BUGMACE: All Natural Mosquito & Insect Repellent

BUGMACE

This product is currently is sporting a 4.2 out of 5 stars rating on Amazon currently, based on 97 customer reviews. It is all natural containing a powerful blend of proprietary and proven organic essential oils specifically chosen for their efficacy and safety, with zero harsh chemicals and completely DEET free. Most importantly, it still guarantees total protection. Its effects last for many hours, up to seven, keeping insects completely away.

As for its scent, it smells significantly better than most chemical based insect repellents and is completely color free. It comes in many different sizes, including a 2, 4 and 8 oz. bottle – this versatility comes in handy, as the product is able to cover a wide spectrum of needs. In addition, BUGMACE’s product is children friendly – which is a huge upside for parents.

BURT’S BEES All-Natural Herbal Insect Repellent

Burt's Bees All Natural Outdoor Herbal Insect Repellent 4

This is another excellent bug spray product that combines formidable protection along with all natural, organic ingredients. Its solid protection lasts for several hours with each use – and lacks the annoying odor associated with DEET and other similar substances. Like the aforementioned product it is completely safe for children and pets too, as it is made of lemongrass, citronella and soybean oils. It currently scores an impressive 4.2 out of 5 star rating on Amazon, based on 180 customer reviews. Highly recommended.

CUTTER Natural Insect Repellent

CUTTER Natural Insect Repellent

The main repellents listed on this product are Geraniol and Soybean Oil, ingredients that will guarantee you will not be on the menu of any flying, pesky vampire. The products offers long lasting, serious mosquito protection coupled with a rose scented, pleasant odor. It goes on as a white spray mist and blends in well after rubbing into your sin. Note that the used formula is non-staining so getting it on your clothes would pose no problem. What is certainly interesting is that CUTTER is well known for its chemical based products – seeing the company making a turn to natural ingredient based products is a nice change of pace, as more and more people are getting increasingly interested in organic products.

CUTTER Lemon Eycalyptus Insect Repellent

Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect

Another natural repellent brought to you by CUTTER, this product is as natural as it gets. Comfortable on the skin, with a smell of lemon eycalyptus – not even remotely citrus like, despite its name – you will probably find it a tad bit more noticeable than the aforementioned products. It works great in repelling mosquitoes, with its effectiveness lasting for up to six hours. Based on a staggering number of reviews, 495, it ranks very highly, scoring a 4.1 out of 5 star rating on Amazon currently. You can safely apply it and let it work its magic. Another solid product from CUTTER.

Babyganics DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent

Babyganics DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent

Powered by aromatic essential oils – cintronella, peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass, and geranium – this 100% natural mosquito insect repellent is bound to keep any pesky bugs away. Completely DEET free, without parabens, sulfates, phthalates or any kind of artificial fragrances or dyes. As its name suggests, this product is particularly toddler friendly, specifically made for parents interested in keeping their babies safe.

The Honest Company Bug Spray

Developed by Honest, this product is of a proven efficacy. Successfully lab-tested for its effectiveness, it is accompanied by a very pleasant aroma due to its all natural ingredients: Cintronella, cedarwood, rosemary and peppermint essential oils. It is made without DEET, synthetic fragrances, parabens, alcohol, formaldehyde donors, preservatives or petrochemicals. It has a notable downside, though. Compared to the previous products, its effects seem to last a tad bit less – you might have to reapply it more often.

Ecosmart Organic Insect Repellent

EcoSmart has created a top rated product ready to repel any insect invader. Completely safe for every member of your family, babies and pets included, this product will do its job nicely. Its revolutionary formula is based on the natural defenses plants and trees use to protect themselves from insects and disease. It is completely DEET free. It sports a fresh, natural scent, it is non oily and it dries quickly. Excellent.

Conclusion

Dealing with mosquitoes is no joke. Some kind of protection is a necessity. We would highly recommend you develop a preference for all natural, organic based products as they are vastly healthier than chemically based on. Our list should arm you with lots of options in finding the product that is just right for you. Happy bug hunting.





Best Wooden Beard Comb Reviews

By admin / August 2, 2017
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Beard Combing – Why it is great for you

Even though it may come as a surprise for those who cling to a more traditional and old school view of masculinity, taking great care of facial hair and particularly the beard is essential in order to look your best as a male in 2017. There’s a great multitude of benefits in properly grooming and combing your beard, not least of which is how your beard is going to feel much smoother and you will look much better. But there’s quite a bit more to be gained: By regularly combing your beard you will prevent any ingrown hairs from sprouting around your cheeks and necks and protect yourself against those dreaded and unsightly little bumps and red spots that are often common amongst men. Regular combing also lines up your facial hair together, aligning them perfectly to your face. You are basically training your hair to grow in a certain direction – a necessity for those wishing to have a full and manly beard. Finally, if you are moisturizing your beard – and in all honesty, you should – combing your beard will ensure that the product is evenly distributed all over your facial hair helping it stay healthy and strong and keep the skin below adequately moisturized.

To summarize, combing your beard is essential in order to look your best. Not only that, but it is very important in keeping your face healthy and clear of spots and marks. But how can one approach facial hair combing? How do you correctly comb your beard? And most importantly, what kind of beard comb should you use?

How to comb your beard

As with most things under the sun, proper beard combing takes a bit of practice to make perfect. But there is a lot to be said about technique. We are going to present you with our best techniques of beard combing to maximize your results and look absolutely stunning after you’re done:

  • You should first start by combing your beard from the bottom all the way upwards and outwards. Begin from the neck and work all the way up the cheeks and chin. This way you’re going to separate all the facial hair, making your beard appear fuller.
  • Once the entirety of your beard has been brushed upwards, begin combing it the other way, downward, so that you can style it the way you prefer.
  • ​Take great care in combing your mustache off to the sides and away from your mouth. You wouldn’t want to accidentally munch on it while you speak now, would you?
  • ​You should try to comb the beard as gently as possible instead of fast, in order to get the best results.
  • Therefore, you should avoid any aggressive combing or passing the comb very fast through your beard. Do it slowly and untangle any knows you may find.
  • Start by combing with the wider teeth of the comb first and then gradually moving on to its narrower end.

Finding just the right beard comb type

A little disclaimer is necessary. We are huge fans of wooden combs when it comes to beard care. Of course there are other alternatives. There is the plastic comb which is cheap, versatile and long lasting – on the flip side however, they produce static electricity causing unnecessary entanglement on your beard. There are the metal combs, which look great but tend to wipe the natural oils or your beard.

The wooden beard comb has been used for centuries. They are a more effective facial detangler than either of the previous types, they have no static electricity buildup and distribute the oils more evenly, coating your beard from shaft to tip, a thing plastic of metal combs won’t do as effectively. Finally, assuming reasonable care, wooden combs can last for a lifetime. What is not to like?

Wooden Beard Comb Reviews

Wild Man Tame Beard Boar Bristle Wooden Beard Comb

Beard Brush And Beard Comb Kit Soft Boar Bristle Perfect

This product has everything you will ever need to properly comb your facial hair. It is two sided. The first side has a wide-tooth comb, which gently tames your beard and aids in evenly distributing the oil. The other side has fine teeth, specifically made in order to nail the details when you style your beard. It is tough, durable, anti-static, lightweight and compact. The product currently scores an extremely high rating, at 4.6 out of 5 stars and a really accessible price. Finally, it comes with a 100% money back guarantee. What are you waiting for? Try it!

Dream Bear Sandalwood Comb

Dream Bear Sandalwood Comb

Compact enough to fit your jeans or wallet, versatile in its doubled-sided style, sturdy and smooth due to its sandalwood material, Dream Bear’s comb is simply amazing. On the one side it features thick teeth whereas the other is thinner, so that it can accommodate any beard, of any texture and thickness. It contains sandalwood essential oil, which hydrates and helps your beard grow. It does not cause any static, saving your facial hair from all the assorted trouble. The only “downside” of this product we can think of is how sandalwood’s color can change over time – it may lighten or darken overtime. But even that seems pretty minor compared to the aforementioned benefits, does it not?

Wild Wild Nest Beard Comb [Pocket-Size]

Wild Wild Nest Beard Comb, Pocket Size

This product is made of sandalwood and buffalo horn that keeps snags and static at bay, delivering a silky, smooth grooming solution with every use. Partly wood, partly buffalo horn, Wild Wild Nest feels sturdy and provides a solid group, far more than durable than plain plastic combs. It is of a small size, which could either be a boon or a con depending on the user. We believe versatility is a good thing so its pocket size feels like a plus. Whatever the case may be though, this product will definitely help you comb a world-conquering beard, smooth, masculine and ready for everything. We would highly recommend it for personal use or as a gift for a bearded loved one.

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