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8 Great Tips To Avoid Eating Troubles When You Travel

One of the best parts of traveling is getting to taste and savor all kinds of new and delicious foods, whether you’re driving across the state or flying across the world. And, without a doubt, it’s fun to let go a little and eat things you wouldn’t normally eat during a week at home, that’s part of the freedom and excitement of being on vacation!

But we all know the feeling when we’ve had way too much for too many days in a row: the total lack of energy, the bloating, dehydration, headaches, or hangovers, the pronounced jet lag, the increased susceptibility to getting sick. All of these things can really get in the way of maximizing your travel enjoyment. And if you’re someone with food restrictions, you know the added frustration of trying to find good food that will be good to you, too!

The great news is that it’s easier than ever to make the kinds of food choices that will keep you healthy and energized while you’re away from your usual routine. Here are some simple ways to eat great while you’re taking in the best moments of your trip:

    1. Plan ahead. Often when we’re traveling, we’re out of routine and aren’t eating at regular intervals. Sometimes we can go several hours without eating anything.

      Contrary to the popular myth that you should hold off eating to “save room” for a big meal, going for long stretches without eating actually slows metabolism and causes your body to become sluggish and tired and hang on to calories. Our bodies experience these periods as “mini-starvations” and send our brains into panic mode. To keep blood sugar stable and avoid energy lapses (which can then lead to overcompensating with high-sugar or fried foods), aim for eating a little bit every couple of hours while in transit and while you’re out and about, in the form of foods that are nutrient-dense and high in lean protein. Pack snacks for easy access: nuts, seeds, hard-boiled eggs, firm fruits (like apples), veggies and hummus, or natural fruit-and-nut bars.

      If you know where you’re staying, scout out restaurants in the area of your hotel. Check with your hotel or resort to peruse menus and see what’s available. Once you arrive, you can use an app like AroundMe to locate healthier restaurants in your area. And check out these smart phone apps that can help you find gluten- and other allergen-free options while you travel.

 

    1. Don’t forget the grocery store! A supermarket, and especially a local co-op, can be your best ally while traveling. You’ll have easy, cheap access to fresh produce and bulk healthy snacks. You’ll find a wider variety of great foods that are free of gluten, dairy, and other common allergens at a reasonable cost. Plus, many co-ops also have a deli where you can get delicious sandwiches, salads, or wraps to take with you during the day.

 

    1. Your mother was right: get your greens and take your vitamins. While you’re traveling, your immune system is exposed to tons of new pathogens-especially on airplanes and other mass transit. You want to make sure your body has what it needs to stay healthy and fight germs and process toxins. Don’t forget to pack your multi-vitamin and your other supplements! If you can’t get ready access to fresh greens, consider getting some powdered greens that you can bring with you and easily mix into a glass of water or a morning smoothie.

 

    1. Speaking of morning smoothies… if you’re really dedicated to getting your daily intake of fruits and veggies, you might even consider bringing along a travel blender. This might seem extreme to some, but consider this: most of them are under $20, fit easily into a suitcase or the back of the car, and can be just the thing to quickly make a power breakfast of fruits, nuts, and vegetables that will keep you going all morning.

 

    1. Drink way more water than you normally do. Planes and hotel rooms are notoriously dry. Walking around all day expends energy and dehydrates. Often people drink alcohol or sodas with meals, which also are dehydrating. Drinking more than your usual 8 glasses of water a day will keep you energized, hydrate your cells, keep your skin glowing, and will help flush out toxins.

 

    1. Drink less alcohol than everyone around you is drinking. This can be challenging especially on business trips, where drinking is a familiar pastime. But in addition to worsening dehydration and jet lag, tossing back more than two drinks leads to more unhealthy eating. (A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men take in an extra 433 calories on average from alcohol and food when they consume more than two drinks!)

 

    1. Try to get your eight hours’ beauty rest. Easier said than done, I know! But getting decent rest helps steady your metabolism, resets your adrenal system, and boosts your immunity. Being sufficiently rested will make every other choice you face on your vacation so much easier.

 

  1. Try the “one and done” rule. Let yourself have treats and enjoy them-just keep it to once a day. Get that gorgeous piece of chocolate cake. Have an extra helping of steak fries. Order the thing that’s happily doused with butter, and love every single bite. And then, be done with the less-than-healthy food for that day. There’s always more.
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Android Games – Tips to Get the Best of It

 

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Do you wish to kill your free time when the only company you have is your Android phone? Did you know that Android games are the most interesting and fun filled stuff to cram your phone with? Go through this article to know more about these games and their fun factors.

Android games are diversified into many categories; informational, educational, shooting games, puzzles, sports, racing, augmented reality games, location-based games and more. All these types are available for both high end and low-end Android phones.

There are low specification games for those low-end models so that you can enjoy them in your budget phones as well. This includes the lesser graphics content games that does not take much of your space. It is suitable for Android phones with low GPUs and smaller screen size as well.

Both freemium and premium games are available in the stores. Premium are paid-for games and freemium is the free games which often contain in-app purchase at certain levels. So it is advisable to monitor if someone other than you (like your kid) is using your phone; don’t click on those purchase options without knowledge.

To enjoy the best high graphics and well-designed gameplay, it is better to get a high-end model with a bigger screen and good GPU. Even you can enjoy those high-quality gaming effects by increasing the performance of your low spec, budget Android phones.

First and the simplest method to increase your low-end smartphone performance is by killing the applications that are running in the background before you start the game. You can use several task killer applications for this, as well. Most of the Android phones contain many applications that are of no use to an average user. These applications can be disabled which in turn increases the performance of your phone.

All you need to do is, go to settings, select ‘apps’, then select the applications to be disabled and click the ‘disable’ button. All these applications can be enabled in the future if you need them. Usually, the uninstalled applications or your internet browser often leaves behind junk files. These cache data often reduces your phone performance. To clear these data, go to ‘settings’ and click ‘storage option’, then select the cached data button and press okay.

Always opt for a class 10 SD card to increase your phone’s gaming performance. Using these SD cards will increase the read and write speed and hence reduces the loading time and other lags that any high graphics game would demand. Those rooted Android phones have more facilities to increase their performance. The background task killer applications work to their fullest only if they are in a rooted Android version. Seeder software can be installed in a rooted Android phone, which reduces the lag during switching between applications.

Android games can be the best option for both small screen as well as big screen users, who wish to enjoy their leisure time with their only trusted buddy, the Android device.

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23 Cheap Things To Treat Yourself To Right Now

Adorable PJs, geeky mugs, a precious planter, and more under-$25 goodies you definitely deserve to own RIGHT NOW.

 

1. A hydrating cleansing mask that bubbles when applied to wet skin so you can see and feel it working.

Promising review: “This works well to get a nice, deep clean. I love the tingling feeling, which makes my skin feel refreshed. I have very oily and sensitive skin, but after a month of using this I’ve had fewer breakouts and no issues with sensitivity. ” —Idaho

Get it from Amazon for $10.90 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

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2. A friendly fox oven mitt here to protect your paws in the kitchen.

Get one from ModCloth for $15 or a set of two from Amazon for $24.99.

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Get one from ModCloth for $15 or a set of two from Amazon for $24.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

3. A delicate cat necklace that’s happy to ~hang~ out and be the purrfect finishing touch to your everyday outfits.

Get it from Amazon for $9.79+ (available in two colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

4. Quirky PJs so adorable, you may have to host a good old fashioned slumber party just so you can show them off.

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Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 28 designs). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

 

5. A LOL-worthy spoon that’ll put you in the ranks of infamous cereal criminals like Norman Flakes and the Headless Horsebran.

Get it from Amazon for $18.

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Get it from Amazon for $18. (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

6. An unbelievably affordable 2-in-1 eyeliner, which (*extremely Stefon voice*) has got everything: a pencil and liquid eyeliner brush, over 1,000 positive reviews, and most importantly, a fun leopard bottle.

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Promising review: “I have been wing challenged forever. I love the look of a nice black cat eye, but the technique has always escaped me. This tool is amazing. The tip is firm so you have lots of control, and the actual liner is a nice intense black that dries down matte. I quickly stocked up on more of these because I’m thinking it might be the holy grail. The picture I included is my first use with just one pass.” —Tiarra Reyes

Get it from Amazon for $1.46 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

7. An aww-worthy bunny planter who’s ear to give your succulents adorable accommodations and bring some joy to your desk.

Promising review: “It’s super adorable! Though this is a very tiny planter pot, it’s the perfect size for a desktop or window sill, for a succulent or other low-water plant. It comes with a saucer, which is separate, so it can be removed when you water it.” —Sprout

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

8. Mismatch astrological sign ankle socks I recommend letting peek out from your shoes so everyone else can horoscope them out.

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $12 or two for $20 (available in 12 signs).

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9. A sweet cropped sweater with a lace-up back that’s sure to become close knit pals with all the high-waisted items in your wardrobe.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes XS/S-XL and in 16 colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

10. A cream-scented, slow-rising peach squishy that’ll give you a satisfying, stress-relieving squish, no butts about it.

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Promising review: “It’s sooooo soft OMG, I can’t even! It’s so cute too! It’s super slow rising — it takes about 20 seconds to rise!” —Panda

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

11. A set of four hanging storage caddies you can stack and arrange however you want, and that’ll do a meow-volous job of holding your knickknacks.

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Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

12. A pretty feather trinket dish for a practical touch to your dresser sure to ~tickle~ your fancy.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $12 (available in two colors).

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13. Cards Against Humanity’s bloody hilarious period-themed expansion pack to pad the fan-favorite raunchy card game with time-of-the-month jokes that’ll have you LOLing menstru-all night long.

Promising review: “Listen up, I don’t write many reviews, but this bad boy is fricking Buzz Lightyear — it went so far above and beyond. Not only were the cards hilarious, but the damn pack comes wrapped inside a pad with a little heart-shaped chocolate. I was laughing for five minutes at the packaging alone.” —Kessa Rigali

Get it from Amazon for $7. (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

14. A clever food decorating pencil sure to be the icing on the cake of your next creative culinary session (besides the literal icing you put in it, of course).

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Just use the “eraser” tip to fill the syringe with sauce, melted chocolate, gel icing, or whatever, then squeeze the sides to write. When you’re done, it’s dishwasher safe, so cleaning couldn’t be easier. Basically, there’s no reason to graphite how much you want this.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

15. A heart-shaped old-school alarm clock you’re sure to love, and that’s saying something — your alarm clock is usually your worst enemy.

Get it from Cotton On for $5.

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16. A box of truly inspirational Bob Ross adhesive bandages to help heal the side effects of your somewhat-less-happy accidents.

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17. A gloriously geeky mug featuring a favorite anime character that ani-may make you squeal with fangirl joy every time you use it.

 

18. A unicorn nail fan to dry your mani so fast it’ll be magical.

Get it from Asos for $16.
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19. A super chic bag that looks like Chanel without the Chanel price tag.

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Plus, you can double up the strap to carry it as a hand or shoulder bag.

Check out more of the best purses on Amazon.

Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors). (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

20. A critter-motif enamel pin (be it a pile of kitties or a merry manatee) to make any bag or jacket all the more zoo-tiful.

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Get the “meowtain” or the manatee from Amazon for $9.95 (Search the name at the Amazon Product Search on this page)

21. A Niffler coin bank who wants nothing more than to safely store your gold. Listen, he’s much cuter and more accessible than a Gringotts vault.

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22. An 11-function Pac Man multitool to help you solve minor everyday problems that don’t involve being chased by colorful ghosts.

It's got a bottle opener, a wire stripper, four different size allen wrenches, a ruler, a saw blade, a pry tool, a screwdriver, and a letter opener, and is slim enough to pac in your wallet.Get it from Firebox for $13.19.

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23. A succulent-inspired soy wax candle that’s whimsical, pretty, relaxing, all-around awesome, you get the point.

Etsy

 

 

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16 Tragic Halloween Designs That Deserve To Be Booed

1. This sign that’s meant to greet the season, but instead looks like it says, “HELL fall.”

2. The oddly placed hand of Frankenstein on these Halloween leggings.

3. The tape on this McDonald’s door that looks like it’s legitimately telling people not to enter.

4. The beads of sweat on this pumpkin that look more like something else.

5. This “boo” decoration that looks more like it says, “bod,” or “bad,” or “bool.”

6. These socks that are spooky, tricky, and…creery?

7. This crappy-looking bloody toilet decoration.

8. These Halloween tights that accidentally have the Star of David on ’em instead of a pentagram.

9. This decoration that accidentally swapped the B and the R in “BEWARE.”

10. These skeleton socks that are designed with two right feet.

11. This sign that says, “Let’s get spoy ok.”

12. This fall shirt that should’ve made the candy corn the V if it wanted to say “LOVE” instead of “LAVE.”

13. These spider and scorpion skeleton decorations, even though both creatures have exoskeletons.

14. This daycare that’s just being festive, but sounds super sketchy.

15. This Halloween poster that didn’t just use a font that’s difficult to read, but also features a watermarked stock photo.

16. And finally, this gas station’s dinosaur statue that got a lazy, ghost makeover for the fall.

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The Way This Japanese Pet Groomer Transforms Dogs Is Going Viral

Dogs do some of their own grooming but every once in a while they need a little help. Yoriko Hamachiyo, however, has taken it a step further. She owns a pet salon called Yorikokoro, and has mastered the craft of transforming adorable pups into perfect fluff balls.

We’ve collected some before-and-after pictures of Yoriko’s four-legged clients and it’s hard to believe they show the same dogs. Sometimes, the groomer spices up their photoshoots with a few accessories, too. Bow ties seem to be her favorite! Scroll down to check out the pawesome makeovers she gave to the lovely pooches.

Japanese dog groomer Yoriko Hamachiyo has taken the craft to another level

Hamachiyo owns a pet salon called Yorikokoro, and has mastered transforming adorable pups into perfect fluff balls

After she’s worked her magic, Yoriko’s clients look nothing like before

Sometimes, the groomer spices up their photoshoots with a few accessories

Bow ties seem to be her favorite!

 

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Ohio boy’s lawn care business goes viral after ‘ridiculous’ neighbor calls cops on him

A resident in a Maple Heights, Ohio neighborhood called the police on a 12-year-old boy who is spending the summer mowing lawns.

The boy, Reginald “Reggie” Fields, along with his siblings and cousins, were mowing a customer’s lawn when Reggie accidently cut a different neighbor’s grass.

The mistake spurred that resident to call the Maple Heights Police Department, Lt. Joe Mocsiran confirmed to Fox News on Friday.

“They said I was cutting their grass. I didn’t know it,” Reggie first told WEWS News 5.

Mocsiran said no action was taken against Reggie.

“A little kid is out there working hard — heck no,” he said, explaining that it’s difficult to tell where one person’s lawn starts and another ends in the neighborhood where the incident occured.

The situation prompted Lucille Holt, the customer whose lawn Reggie was mowing, to post a video to Facebook detailing the incident and documenting the children’s hard work.

“I guess I have a line where part of it is not my yard. They called the police to tell the police that the kids were cutting their grass,” Holt said in the video.

“Who does that?” she asked. “I’m so angry right now, this is totally ridiculous.”

As of Friday afternoon, the video had more than 50,000 views and 500 reactions.

Holt’s video has caused a surge in Reggie’s business, WEWS News 5 reported, adding that people from across the city have now asked Reggie to mow their lawn.

“People are inboxing me like, ‘how can I get in touch with these children? Where are they at? I got property I want these kids to cut,'” Holt said.

The young boy, whose business is called “Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service,” according to WEWS News 5, plans to use the money he earns this summer to buy new equipment to expand his business.

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This Picture Of An Empty Toys R Us Will Make You Regret Buying Toys From Amazon

In March, Toys R Us announced that it was closing all 800 of its US stores, a final chapter for so many now-grownups who grew up begging their parents to take them to the iconic toy store.

issy@issymimi

countless trips to toysrus as a child only to find out it’s closing down for good in six weeks. my heart

Samuel in Deep Thought@SuddenSam147

A whole generation of ToysRUs kids are crying inside right now. Smh

And then this happened.

☝🏽That’s Geoffrey the Giraffe saying goodbye to his home of almost 70 years. Here he is below, in a happier time.

And as if that photo wasn’t enough, just look at what happens when you go to the Toys R Us website.

@ReapHoward / Via Twitter: @ReapHoward

Seeing the empty store has hit people right in the depths of their childhood nostalgia.

Final proof of the inevitable – that the stores are really closing forever …

🧜🏽‍♀️@whattabxtch

This just made me so sad. pic.twitter.com/a7I1crM71W

♋️💗@ChampagneJatii

I heard they were closing and didn’t even care until I saw this pic.twitter.com/Yl1t0EZHG3

And that there will never be another Toys R Us Kid …

The Observant Nubian@ICanSEEYallTho

From bikes
To Trains
To Video Games
It’s the biggest Toy Store there is

🗣Gee Whiz!

I don’t wanna grow up
Cause baby if I diiiiiiiiiiiid!!!!!
I couldn’t be a Toys R’ Us kid!

🗣More games, more toys, Oh boy!

😢I’ll forever be a Toys R’ Us kid!😢 pic.twitter.com/xtPSMBSfQ0

The Observant Nubian@ICanSEEYallTho

I do know why I’m crying in the club. pic.twitter.com/JjnC08CvX6

Because they’ve all grown up.

Thanks for all the years of magic Toys R Us.

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Tiny Houses, Reasons to buy one.

Tiny Houses Reasons to buy one.

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Want to simplify your life? Want to lower your monthly expenses? Want to reduce your dependency on your job? Tiny houses may be the answer for you and your family.

Below is a list of the many benefits of owning a tiny home. Here we go…

Less initial cost
A tiny house is obviously smaller than a traditional home. There are less materials and the labor required to build it because of it’s size. Since tiny homes often have most of the features a traditional house has (kitchen, plumbing, roof, flooring) the price per square foot is usually more expensive. But since overall size of the house is so much smaller, the overall price is only a fraction of traditional homes.

Less energy consumption
Tiny homes require much less energy to heat and cool simply because they have much less interior air space. Since many tiny homes are on wheels, a tiny house owner could move their house under a large tree in the summer, and out into the sun during the winter. Two additional culprits for significant energy consumption are refrigerators and hot water heaters. Both are typically smaller in a tiny house and consume far less energy. Another use of energy is your own energy. It doesn’t take long to tidy up a very small dwelling. I have seen folks who have been very creative with reducing their tiny house’s energy consumption and making use of the fact that their home is very small. Solar panels, wood stoves, wind turbines, compost toilets, the list goes on and on.

Less water consumption and trash
If you have a small shower and small hot water heater, chances are your showers will be alot shorter. If you have a small trash can, chances are you will generate less trash. Using less water and producing less trash is both good for environment and your wallet.

Less cost for repairs
Repair costs for your tiny home are simply a matter of mathematics. The cost to replace the roof of a 2,000 square foot home will be alot less than the cost of a 300 square foot home. This is of course because of the reduction in materials and labor.

Less insurance
Insurance for your home can add up quickly, especially when it comes time to use it. Tiny houses cost much less to insure because they are less valuable. Many insurance companies consider tiny houses on wheels to be an RV. Since insurance companies aren’t non profits and are in business to make money, you will often have difficulty getting the money from them. By owning a tiny home you can minimize the amount you give to them in the first place.

More disposable income
All of the above reasons listed for buying a tiny house have been focused on “less”. Less consumption, less money out of pocket. All of this leads to having more money in the bank at your disposal. If you write a list of your recurring expenses, you’ll quickly realize that costs associated with your home represent the majority of your expenses. By owning and living in a tiny house, you are slashing your living expenses at every level.

More freedom
When you own and live in a small house, you free up your two most precious resources, money and time, not to mention some of Earth’s most precious resources…water and energy. Does your current standard of living prevent you from working at the job you want? Does it prevent you from going on vacations and taking time off when you like? Do you have to sacrifice spending time doing exactly what you want simply to pay your bills? Are you worried about the Earth and environment and leaving it in good shape for those that follow us? By living in a tiny house, you free up money by cutting expenses in a big way. You use less natural resources. You free up time by spending less of it cleaning and maintaining your home. You trade square feet for freedom.

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This is my seven-year old niece filming herself performing/singing while very sleepy. It’s too funny and cute!!! Please watch and share it on any of the links below.

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