Awesome Gadgets For Millennial Parents

Millennials adapt technology as quickly as they come out into the market because the gadgets simplify how we do just about everything. Think about smartphones, 26 years ago they were the aliens of the tech world and today it is difficult to imagine doing anything without them. Millenials get vilified for their addiction to gadgets in general, but they prove quite useful in more ways than meets the eyes.
It is not any different when parenting, and millennials have several awesome gadgets to choose from that can help with the process of caring for your young one.

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mamaRoo Swing

The mamaRoo swings have been around for a while now, and parents love them. It is primarily a swing, bouncy chair, and entertainment unit all wrapped up in one. Five movement settings help to soothe your baby to sleep, and there is a car ride mode for when you take the little one out with you.
Overhead hanging interactive toys including a rattle, crinkle ball, and mirror keep your tot engaged. A built-in mp3 plugin lets you play soothing sounds for your baby. The rocking swing is Bluetooth enabled allowing you to control several functions using your smartphone.

Video Monitoring With Online Viewing

Nanny cams have also been around for a while, but there is also a rise in video monitoring gadgets with online viewing. Parents want to know that their little one is in good hands at all times when they are not around. Older nanny cams would only let you know what happened in your absence by watching the recorded footage.
With the newer range of nanny cams, you can log into the private and secure network hooked up to the system you have set up and dot on your baby remotely.

Pacifier Thermometer

Every parent knows that attempting to find out their baby’s temperature is not the easiest of things. However, pacifier thermometers help take a load out of it, and all you have to worry about is the number it reveals.
Using this pacifier styled thermometer to find out your little one’s temperature in the middle of the night, saves you the agony of undressing, un-diapering and combating wriggling and kicking. It is also the best way to avoid disrupting your baby’s sleep.

Snuza Movement Monitor

Even when under the same roof with your child, you still want to know that they are okay when they are not in your direct sight. The Snuza Baby Monitor alerts you to every single movement your little one makes. In the absence of motions for longer than 15 seconds, it sounds an alarm.
Clip the nifty gadget on your baby’s diaper around his tummy region and let it give you a hand in monitoring your young tot.

Baby Shusher

Every baby comes blessed with screaming chops, and all parents go through the helpless moments of not being able to soothe and console their crying child. Come in the Baby Shusher designed to do what its name implies which is to shush your little one.
The machine belts out sounds that are similar to what your baby used to hear in the womb. Its triggering sounds have a natural calming effect that stops your young one from crying.

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5 Weight Loss Trends That Work In 2018

Three months have gone by, and most of us are still battling with keeping up with our New Year weight loss resolutions. The truth is that most of us fail to reach or maintain our fitness goals just because we get bored. It does not have much to do with willpower but only because we all tend to choose the quick-fix fads.
The best approach is to gradually change your lifestyle habits towards a healthier and better you. Below are some of the weight loss trends you should try out towards achieving your fitness goals.

Time-restricted Eating

We all know that we should eat three square meals each day with a few snacks in between. Somewhere along the way, we were told to schedule our meals six hours apart. Restricting the amount of time you have to consume your daily meals as opposed to eating throughout the day helps the body to cleanse and reset itself.
It does not involve restricting calories, but instead eating the necessary amount to sustain your body healthily but with a time-restricted schedule. Research has found that reducing the consumption period to ten hours can result in 4% of weight loss in 16 weeks.

Drinking Vinegar

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This is not a new one, and for the last few years, many dieters have included Apple Cider Vinegar in their diets. ACV is well-known for as a home remedy for common cold, dandruff, and most recently for its weight loss benefits.
Research implies that ACV works as an appetite suppressant. The supporting evidence is still inconclusive but everyone who tries it has something positive to say about it. You can add one or two tablespoons to your drinking water or tea one daily.
However, ACV concoctions do not provide any nutritional elements that can benefit the body in the place of food.

Include Functional Mushrooms In Your Diet

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Functional mushrooms are typically found in dietary supplements and used to support wellness in general. Cordyceps, Reishi, and Chaga are a few examples of these mushrooms. They are beneficial for their antioxidant content, DNA regeneration capabilities, and memory/cognition support.
You can add them to pretty much anything including smoothies, coffees, teas, and your meals.

Sign-up For Live Stream Classes

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Most people battling with weight loss are often self=conscious which is another reason that prevents them from going out for a jog or joining a gym. In the recent years, live-stream fitness classes have been able to get rid of the excuse of never having enough time for the gym.
These classes offer accessibility and convenience with the comfort of exercising within the comfort of your home. You get proper guidance from a fitness instructor and can workout with people from all around the globe.

Change Gradually

Last but not least, you should work on adapting the changes listed above gradually. Maybe start with ACV and work your way up to eating more functional mushrooms. At this point, following a time-restricted eating schedule should become more natural.
Follow it all through by starting to exercise, and also make use of the available online fitness tools that can help you share your weight loss experiences with other people online.

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Cool New Gadgets You Should Buy

Whether you are a tech junkie or not, all of us could use the latest swanky new gadgets and gear. Splurging on them for yourself or as a gift for a loved one always earns you some bragging and showing off rights.
Here are some of the coolest new gadgets that you should consider adding to your collection.

Jlab Epic Sport Earbuds

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Most of us could use a new pair of earbuds, and the Jlab buds are the much-deserved upgrade you need. The wireless buds come with 12-hour battery life. They also have an IP66 rating which offers protection from dust, sweat, and the elements.
Their “memory wire” ear hooks make them even more comfortable with a better fit. They also come Bluetooth-enabled (4.2 with aptX) giving you an impressive 30-foot range. A line-remote enables you to control everything remotely including volume adjustment, playing and pausing, and picking up calls. Read more about this ultimate sports earbuds here.
A pair of these innovative earbuds will set you back $100.

3Drudder

This omnidirectional D-pad showed up a couple of years back and only just became available for sale. VR and gaming freaks will enjoy using this hands-free, giant D-pad.
The 3Drudder comes designed to give you more control over acceleration and direction. With just the twist of your feet, you can adjust orientation as you please. The most impressive feature is zooming in and out by pressing the toe of one foot and the heel of the other.
We actually envision many people investing in this product which retails at $139.

Root

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Robots designed to teach coding are not new but Root comes with some notable enhancements. It comes in one of the most user-friendly packages, but it is highly intuitive as well. The bot goes beyond teaching the basics and offers a full-spectrum and interactive coding learning experience.
You can also learn how to code at your own pace from beginner, intermediate and pro levels. Grab one for about $199.

Linksquare

Would you like to identify just about anything by scanning? Then the Linksquare handheld barcode style scanner is what you need. It uses an infrared scanner which you hold close to anything you want to identify.
The scanner causes the molecules of the item in question to vibrate causing hem to bounce light back uniquely. Using “near-infrared spectroscopy,” the scanner can identify the object or its composition from the collected light.
Regarding its applications, think of people with food allergies using it to find out if meals contain allergens and scientists using it to identify the composition of unknown objects quickly. It does retail at the hefty price of $299.

Electron Wheel

electron wheel bike Imagine instantly transforming your cruiser into an electric bike. The future is here, and you can achieve this fete with the help of the Electron Wheel. It replaces your bike’s front wheel making it instantly a full-featured e-bike.
The wheel goes the extra mile and offers an active hill assist, a 50-mile range battery, an adjustable pedal assist, and an impressive 20 miles/hour speed. Follow Electron Wheel on Twitter for further updates and reviews.  You also get Google Assistant to help you navigate your way.
Cycling enthusiasts can expect to spend around $799 to give their regular bikes an electric boost.

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Exploring Types of pallet racking for you

With warehouse space costing the moon, pallet racking systems offer the best means of optimizing space utilization without sacrificing convenience. Pallet racking comes in different types and it is not a case of one size fits all. Therefore, it is essential to understand the options you have before deciding on what is best suited for your needs. Let us examine the different types and explore their advantages/disadvantages so that you can make informed decisions.
Colby Racking from Dandenong says, Before we explore the details, one should consider some of the important factors that will influence your decision of setting up new warehouse:-Your budget for an appropriate racking solution

  • The floor space available in your warehouse
  • The height of the ceilings
  • Size and type of pallets used by you
  • Number of SKUs to be stored in the racks
  • Frequency at which you have to access the pallets
  • Shelf life of the product and the movement pattern you would use, like First in First out (FIFO)or Last in First Out (LIFO)
  • Number of pallets you have to store
  • Type of forklift trucks employed for accessing the racks. Lift height of the truck

Once you have collated the answers to the above question, you are better prepared to explore types of pallet racking that answer your needs.

Floor Stacking

This is a very basic method in pallet storage wherein pallets sit on the floor in rows. The rows can occupy the entire depth of the warehouse taking into consideration your accessibility needs. If the pallets can support the load, they can also be stacked one upon the other. However, in such a case, you are typically using the LIFO system of stock movement.
The advantages of the system are that you are not required to invest in any equipment and you get a high storage density. However, the disadvantages include poor access to the pallets and significant amount of floor space being consumed

Selective pallet racking

Different type of pallets This is the most common pallet racking in use today. Selective racks use uprights and cross beams for creating a “shelf” to store the pallets. Typically, you can create multiple levels in each bay if the height of the warehouse permits. Generally, a bay is one pallet deep though it could be possible to create two-deep systems.
This is a relatively cost-effective storage solution compared to storage solutions that are denser. It will facilitate access to all your pallets and you can operate on LIFO or FIFO basis. However, since you will provide aisles between the rack rows, storage density is lower compared to other options.

Drive through/Drive-in pallet racking

2 man on forklift Fork trucks can drive straight into a bay when you use the drive-in pallet racking. The face of the bays remains open since the pallets will rest on the sides of the rails than the cross beams. Typically, the uprights are tied together on the top adding rigidity to the system. The difference between a drive-through and drive-in systems is the availability of an entrance at both ends or a single entrance. When you have an entrance both ends, the drive-through system is more desirable.
Commonly this type of racking accommodates 6 to 8 pallets in each bay (depth). Forklifts elevate the load to an appropriate level and load the pallet at the rear end of the system first. The second pallet gets into the second position from the rear and continues till one lane is full. Drive-in racks necessarily operate on LIFO basis while the drive-through racks work on FIFO basis and are ideal for storing large volumes of pallets with same/similar products.
With this system, you can get a high storage density and lesser cost compared to a flow rack system. However, with the forklift trucks driving the system, the racks are susceptible to frequent damage. Further, the accessibility may be poor for all pallets.

Pallet Flow Racks

This system typically uses cross beams and uprights supporting a gravity roller conveyor housed within the rack. The rollers are slightly pitched allowing the pallets to naturally flow towards the front end of the system. As you unload a pallet from the front end of the system the pallet behind moves forward, to occupy the exit position. Like the drive-in racks, this system is ideal for storing large quantities of pallets of identical product. This system works on FIFO basis. This type of racks allows high storage density and you can store 20 plus pallets along the depth. There is no need to drive into the racking system though accessibility to all pallets is not optimal. Another disadvantage with this option is the higher investment needed compared to other options you have.

Cantilever Racking

Predominantly cantilever racking is employed for storing long products such as steel rods, long timber logs, plastic piping etc. This type of racking has a series of columns with protruding arms designed for the product specifically. Cantilever racking is custom made to address your exacting requirements and is a measure to optimize the storage space you get.

Narrow Aisle Racking

This is a type of selective racking with significantly narrower aisles compared to selective racking. Warehouses operating on man-up or man-down lift trucks generally find this type of racking beneficial since the lift trucks can move comfortably through the narrow aisles. Narrow Aisle racking also allows you to optimize space utilization and allow you to use every inch of vertical space you have.

Carton Flow Racking

cardboard box This type of racking employs a bed of rollers usually installed in selective racking with double entry. A series of rollers are housed in the bed designed for efficient and easy movement of the stock. Businesses that need a stock to be loaded, picked and sorted manually by warehouse employees will find this type of racking beneficial. Customizing every aspect of the roller trays will further optimize space utilisation and stock movement.

Heavy duty racking

Businesses that need storing of heavy-duty items will find this type of racking advantageous. A wide load can also be accommodated in this type of racking and an example of the load is large chunks of steel.

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