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8.22.2019

Budget-Friendly Dinner Ideas to Keep Your Family Healthy.

A new fall routine can wreak havoc on your family life, not to mention your finances. When you’re juggling school schedules, after-school activities, a heavier post-summer workload or all of the above, it can be easy to fall into less-than-ideal routines. Frequent fast-food pickups are hard on your wallet, and becoming a regular at your favorite takeout restaurant can do a number on your healthy lifestyle.

Before you get stuck in a new rut, try these budget-friendly dinner ideas to keep your family healthy and your bank account happy.
Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook) is love!
Her Private Life, 2019.
Discover the Instant Pot
Your friends won’t stop raving about it for a reason: this new-on-the-scene kitchen gadget is a one-stop shop for easy, fast meals. Like a slow-cooker, you can simply pour in ingredients, turn it on, and forget about it: but unlike a crock pot, you don’t have to remember to prep meals 8 hours in advance. An Instant Pot gets its name for a reason: it cuts the cook time of a traditional slow-cooker nearly in half. You can use it to cook a wide variety of foods, from potatoes to meat to rice and more. Dinner ready in under an hour? Sounds like a plan.

Browse for Coupons
You probably get the weekly grocery circulars delivered in your mailbox every week, but how often do you actually look at them? If you spend a little time, you can scout out the best deals for the coming week on your family’s favorite snacks and dinner foods, and you’ll save yourself some money in the process! Best of all, you can even find coupons online to save even more.
So Ji Sub and Jung In Sun in Terius Behind Me, 2018.
Buy Family-Sized
It’s an age-old adage, but buying in bulk can save you big bucks down the line. Whether you choose to shop in the family-sized section at your usual grocery store or invest in a big-box store membership, you can find bulk dinner ingredients at much lower prices than individual servings. While a Costco or Sam’s Club membership might seem like a pricey investment at first, with only a few uses, your membership will end up paying for itself in no time. Budget-friendly meals to the rescue!

Order Groceries Online
If wandering grocery aisles is a daunting task, check to see if your local grocery store offers online ordering. You’ll save time by ordering from the comfort of your home, and all you’ll have to do is pick up your order at your assigned time. If you want to skip the store entirely, you can even see if your local store offers grocery delivery, and you can have your weekly dinner ingredients brought directly to your front door.
Chae Soo Bin and Go Kyung Pyo in Strongest Delivery Man, 2017.
Try Out a Meal-Delivery Service
Don’t feel like you have time for grocery shopping, much less meal prep? Meal-delivery services are here to save your family dinners. You have a host of brands to choose from, including Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, GreenChef, Farmbox Direct and so many more. Each has options to suit your family’s lifestyle, no matter your preferences or dietary restrictions. You’ll receive prepped ingredients in a box, ready for quick, healthy cooking. Plus, it’s easy to find discounts to try out the services until you find one that fits your family!

Plan Ahead
When life gets busy, dinner can seem like a daunting task, but if you spend the time to plan ahead, you can keep your meals healthy and on budget even in the busiest of weeks. Don’t be afraid to change up your routine to find something that works for your family’s schedule—meal delivery one week, online grocery ordering the next. If you set aside a few minutes on the weekend to plan your meals for the coming week, dinners won’t seem so stressful after all.

8.21.2019

Social Media Photography Tips.

When you travel and take photos for your social media, you can have more fun by capturing the beauty of the moment. Here are some tips to help you preserve those wonderful memories and leave captivating imprints on your social media feed.

Do you remember the time when people are not yet into social media? Probably not – seems like a really long time ago, right? Today, everyone just loves posting online everything that happens in their life minute by minute, especially when they leave the house and go somewhere nice. Although this is somehow sad news for the older generation who couldn’t relate, the good thing is that good memories are preserved through photos. Social media photography makes life more exciting, colorful, and adds fun to travels.

However, not everyone has already mastered the art of social media photography. Just like any hobby and activity, there are some skills you need to learn to do it really well. Who doesn’t want their Facebook or Instagram feed to look as beautiful and exciting as their last trip to Maldives? We all love beauty. So, for you just starting to get on to this hobby that is social media photography, here are some tips to take good photos:
Her Private Life, 2019.
Good lighting
The very first thing you need to take into consideration is good lighting. Choose a place that’s naturally bright, lively, and highlights the subject you’ve chosen. This way, you wouldn’t have to adjust the photos brightness and contrast. Show nature, the sky, show just how the sun lights up everything under it. When you’ve finally taken the photo, make sure that it is not against the light – this is one of the rules in basic photography.

Define the subject
A good photo has a well-defined subject. When you’re at the beach, a good subject could be you with the sea at the background. If you’re at a busy street, it could be the teenager helping the old woman carefully cross at the pedestrian lane. Your subject should tell the story. It has to be something interesting and eye-catching. When you’re taking a photo in your favorite restaurant for instance, your subject can be your most favorite thing in that establishment, say your spot?
Thirty But Seventeen, 2018.
Rule of Thirds
After choosing a good subject, the next thing to consider is following the Rule of Thirds. This is taught in any photography class. Look at your camera, mobile phone, or whatever device you use to take a photo and look it up at the settings. Turn it on – the three lines that intersect each other. Then, put your subject within the frame, at the intersection points of these lines. Not at the center, okay?

A little filter
Some people are not into filters and that’s completely understandable, especially professional photographers. But if you’re into it, make sure that you go easy on it. Too much is not good and it only ruins the natural beauty of the place and the subject. There are many apps you may use online if you need filters, like VSCO. Again, just remember not to overdo it.
Hotel del Luna, 2019.
Good caption
Now we’ve come to the last, but equally important element of a good photo for your social media – the caption. Go back to the story you’re telling and use that. What do you want to say? Keep it short, simple, and straight to the point. Unless you want to be a little mysterious, let the photos speak for itself, and forget the caption, or just use an emoji.

Still having fun? It could seem challenging at first if you’re just starting out. But, it doesn’t have to feel like work. Take it easy and start by following accounts on social media that feature good photos. In this way, you’ll naturally have an eye for good photos and subjects.
Take (lots of) photos, but don't forget to enjoy the moment.
Too much social media is bad, so you have to make sure that you scroll on your feeds in moderation. When you travel and take photos for your social media, there’s nothing wrong when all you want is to capture the beauty of the moment. Preserving happy memories is an absolute healthy thing to do. So, take as many photos as you can and follow these tips to ensure quality photos for your social media.

Your friends would surely love to see the beauty of the place you just visited, and most importantly, how happy you are to be there. For your haters, if you have some – never mind them!



8.20.2019

Dental Crowns vs. Dental Implants | Which is Better?

Dental Implants and Dental Crowns - both are options that can be utilized to fill up the space of missing teeth. The recommended advice depends entirely on your dentist, to what procedure can be your best option for ideal dental health. Dental Implants work by attaching new teeth to the jawbone, while dental crowns support the natural teeth in your mouth. Both of these procedures almost cost the same expenses, but the final choice will always be yours, which is why you need to know the difference in detail.
Lee Dong Wook as a charming dentist in 'Hell is Different Individuals' -
upcoming Kdrama, 2019.
Dental Crowns
Most dental crowns these days are used for cosmetic purposes, and porcelain or ceramic materials are the first choice of everyone to fix over your pre-existing teeth. When teeth are missing, dental crowns work with the support of bridges. A fixed or cemented bridge fills the gap of the missing tooth. This protects your remaining teeth from breaking or falling off. In case of one missing teeth, two crowns are attached on the ends of a bridge, and replacement tooth is attached in the middle of the bridge for permanent and secure hold in the mouth.

Dental Implants
Contrary to the Dental Crown procedure, Dental Implants sound a bit more terrifying. When you hear about a titanium cylinder, blades and screws inside your jawbone, you feel afraid. This is one under anaesthesia, so there would not be any pain at the time, and implants are always recommended only in extreme cases of missing teeth and damage. After the procedure when the implants are fully attached to your jawbone, the dentist will attach a prosthetic tooth over the implant to create a natural feel as well as to maintain the health of the bone.

Dental Implants are pretty cemented in their place; meaning that they do not have the chance to slip or shift from their place. They are stable and rock hard at their place just like natural teeth, enabling you to eat, chew and speak normally and comfortably. Another advantage of dental implants is that they maintain the shape and contour of your face; because most people having missing teeth face the problem of face shape irregularity.
One Spring Night, 2019.
Implants vs Crown: Which is better?
When it comes to the big debate about dental crowns and implants, it can be pretty tough to figure out the winner. Dental crowns protect the teeth, whereas the dental implants work like natural teeth for regular functioning of the teeth. Implants are known to reduce any strain on teeth as well as offer a variety of combinations in the procedures and materials. Whereas dental crowns can feel a little straining as well as there is not much variety in combinations.

In case you are rooting for dental implants, you should know that in terms of maintenance, you actually might be right about it. This is because cleaning the dental implants is very easy, it works just like our normal teeth so we can clean them along with our regular toothbrush. These also demand less maintenance and are more functional in helping you to chew and eat food easily. This is one of the most prominent contrasts that Implants have with Dental Crowns. Dental Implants, if invested on high quality, can last over a lifetime! But Dental crowns need to be checked, maintained and even change after 15 years at most.

A little drawback here to point out is that dental implants have to be fixed by surgical methods, and dental crowns are relatively easier. So, a complete surgical procedure for a dental implant is necessary, whether you are comfortable with it or not.
I'd choose this dentist any day. :)
Conclusion
In case you are suffering from significant damage such as missing teeth or jaw bone loss, dental implants are highly recommended as they are bound to fix your jawbone and fill the gap of missing teeth as well. This procedure will take about 3 to four appointments to the doctor. The dental implants need to be fixed along with healthy bone for good results and strong teeth set. In case you are suffering from chipped teeth or damaged teeth, dental crowns are ideal. These are less costly, easier to get, less painful and quicker to get done with. The dental crown procedure causes about 2 to 3 visits to the dentist at most. In case you are low on cash, you can go for the crowns, but other than that, dental implants are ideal as they function like natural teeth.



8.17.2019

3 Things to Have in Mind in Choosing the Right Bedding for Animal Husbandry.

When choosing bedding for your stalls or transport for horses, cattle or swine, chose one that accommodates your needs and the needs of the animals.

There are several different types of bedding on the market, ranging from the cheapest bedding, made from fir or pine wood with added resin, to the high quality bedding made from beech. You can buy high quality beech bedding at dansktraemel.com. To choose the right bedding for your animals, there are several criteria to consider:
Horse Doctor, 2012.
1. The economics of animal bedding
When you choose a bedding, efficiency in the form of absorbency is a thing to have in mind. Bedding made from beech has the highest absorbency of all wood types, and is almost twice as absorbent as fir or pine. That means lower quantities are needed, saving money on sheer volume.

2. The safety of the bedding
When dealing with larger animals, safety comes first. The beech bedding from Dansk Træmel is thoroughly analyzed and checked for germs, yeast and moulds, keeping you and your animals safe. Furthermore, the beech bedding has been declared salmonella free. The bedding is heat treated, which makes is almost sterile.

3. The environmental implications of animal bedding
When choosing bedding for your animals, you can make a difference for the environment. Bedding from Dansk Træmel is made from FSC- and PEFC-certified wood, reducing the environmental implications for the forests and woods of the world, when cutting down trees.
Wood for bedding.


8.15.2019

CB's Finest | The Kickstarter Blend from Caffeine Brothers Co.

Caffeine Brothers Co., an up-and-coming startup specialty coffee retail and distributorship based in Manila, Philippines, announced today the finest launch in the Philippine Coffee Industry history with the release of CB's Finest - the kickstarter. The first addition to the voluminous blends to be released shall be available for everyone to enjoy and within everyone's reach through their online store at caffeinebrothers.co.

Amidst several coffee company which claims to have the perfect coffee, Caffeine Brothers Co. thrives through technology paired with deep love for a good cup of coffee. Now, enthusiasts and caffeine buffs can enjoy various types of coffee beans and Caffeine Brothers' signature blend sourced from local growers only in the Philippines straight from the web to their doorstep.
A new player in retail and distribution launches online store for Philippine specialty coffee.
"Most us do not actually know but for a time in our past, the Philippines was hailed as a top coffee producing nation. We were once a coffee country!" said Robin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co.

"This time is the perfect opportunity for Caffeine Brothers to grow. Our sole mission for this venture is to share our passion for coffee, be one of the pioneers in the purely online arena, and pro-caffeinate the country with our home-grown beans." he added.
Great coffee choices from Caffeine Brothers Co.
First timers and coffee addicts have already tried and Raisha from Makati reviewed, "Waaaaaay better than my usual cup of coffee. CB’s Finest a must try. Perfectly balanced acidity, sweetness, and bitterness in one sip with a smooth flavor and no off-taste. Great blends of beans that aroma of a classic coffee scent will surely make your day. Smooth, delicate matte black re-sealable stand-up pouch keeping it from moisture and preserving the freshness of the beans.  Fast delivery."

Meanwhile, Marriane of San Pedro, Laguna also said, "Very fast and convenient transaction. I am working on a night shift and had no problem with the delivery. The package even arrived earlier than expected! They provide quality from delivery up to the coffee experience itself. The coffee aroma is so good na maaamoy mo na sa packaging palang. It definitely didn’t disappoint when we tried their coffee. I would recommend you try their CB’s Finest blend."

Finally, Kerwin, co-founder of Caffeine Brothers Co. said, "We may have yet to grow in the business, but our dream of the resurgence of Philippine coffee's former prominence is what keeps us up every morning."

If you find value in what Caffeine Brothers do, check out their website at http://caffeinebrothers.co/ where you'll find tons of tips and information on how to enjoy your cup of coffee. You can also reach them via Facebook or Instagram @caffeinebrothersco.