Perfecting Your Child’s Bedtime Routine: How Do You Build a Routine for Them? Monday, Sep 26 2022 

By Jacob MaslowBranded Content

Bedtime is one of the most routine things in a child’s life, and yet it can sometimes feel like a minefield. Studies show that having a bedtime routine improves your child’s mood and behavioral regulation. It’s easy to get caught up in trying to make bedtime a special event every night. But what if you could still find ways to make it more fun, safer, and easier for your little one?

Bedtime routines change as circumstances change over time. Many bedtime routines include basics like a bath, brushing their teeth, and giving them a sleep patch. But some kids are just going to be more demanding before they settle down for the night. Creating a safe and enjoyable nighttime routine for many parents is as simple as following these five tricks.

  • Get to the Bottom of Bedtime Rituals

All habits begin with a ritual of some kind. Whether we are aware of it or not, there is usually a reason behind the way we do things. Adding a sleep patch can seem like a fun perk to your child, but the soothing aromas are there to do a job. It’s worth exploring your child’s current bedtime rituals and figuring out what they might mean.

Most of us have rituals that run through our minds when we go to bed, and we may not even realize it. Our minds are processing and replaying events, fantasies, or even worries that have happened throughout the day. The trick is to be aware of these patterns and then change them.

  • Make Bedtime a Family Affair

There is no better time to bond as a family than at bedtime. For some families, this will come naturally, while others will have to make a conscious effort to make bedtime a more family-oriented affair.

If you have older children, they may already be involved in their own bedtime rituals, but you can still get them involved in the rest of the routine. For example, you might want everyone to read together for a few minutes or take turns reading a story out loud to their stuffed animals.

  • Set a Timer for Bed

You can set a timer for how long you would like your child to stay awake before bed. Once the timer goes off, it will encourage your child to start winding down and preparing for bed. This is the perfect time to give children a sleep patch. If your child doesn’t go to bed sleepy enough, he or she will be unable to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Even children who do fall asleep too early will probably wake up too early. For many children, especially those who are younger or have difficult-to-manage sleep schedules, setting a timer for bed provides a consistent, safe and effective way to end the day.

  • Create a Bedtime Story

Bedtime stories are as old as time, but they are also as new as your imagination. If you are lucky enough to have a child who is still young enough to enjoy being read to, or if you yourself are still young enough to enjoy reading out loud, then you should definitely be reading stories to your child before bed.

But what if your child is older and no longer wants to be read to? One way to do this is to use a creativity app or a story-generating website. You can type in words such as “bedtime stories” and the name of your child to generate random story ideas. These can be silly, serious, or a mix of both, depending on what you are looking for.

  • Encourage Movement and Song Before Bed

For many parents, the thought of your child running around the house before bedtime seems dangerous, inappropriate, or just plain silly. But physical activity, especially with some music and singing thrown in, can actually help your child wind down, prepare for sleep and even improve their quality of sleep. Let them tire themselves out and reward them with a sleep patch!

If your child is old enough, you can try doing gentle yoga poses or stretches together before bed. If your child is younger, you can do movements such as swinging your arms, tapping your feet, or gently bouncing on the spot. If you have enough space in your home, you can try dancing together to some music before bed.

Sleep on It

Consistent bedtime routines can be beneficial for everyone, especially children. They help children wind down, relax and prepare for sleep. They also help regulate a child’s sleep patterns. While the routine can vary from child to child, it’s important for children to have consistent bedtimes and bedtime rituals such as being given a sleep patch so that they can develop good sleeping habits. Bedtime routines are important for everyone, no matter what. Sleep tight!

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4 Ways to Get Involved With Investing Thursday, Sep 22 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

Do you have a friend or two that love to talk about how their money helps them become richer? Maybe they say something like, “You have to have money to make money.” Maybe it’s something you heard on TV instead, such as “I put my money to work for me. My money goes out and earns me more money.”

This only tells part of the story. It’s not enough to have money that can make you more money. You need to know how to put your money to work. The good news is that it is easier than ever with technology and modern investing strategies to start investing. With new concepts like fractional ownership in stocks, real estate, and much more, you do not need a large pile of cash to start investing. Here are four ways to get involved with investing. 

1. Stocks

Stocks are one of the most common ways people think about investing. With more stock brokerages offering fractional ownership and other trading strategies, more people have the ability to put some money in the stock market. On top of that, you’ve probably heard of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and a 401(k), which are both valuable tools for building a retirement nest egg. Within those types of accounts are two different ways to contribute.

In a traditional IRA or 401(k), you can contribute money pre-tax. This means the amount of money you contribute is not counted when you file your income taxes at the end of the year. However, be aware that you will still have to pay income taxes on that money whenever you begin to withdraw from the account.

On the other hand, any money you put into a Roth IRA or Roth 401(k) is considered an after-tax contribution. This means that you have previously paid taxes on that money. The advantage of a Roth IRA or a Roth 401(k) is that you do not have to pay income taxes on any of the money when you withdraw, including any gains made on your investments. Beware that you may have to pay a penalty if you withdraw from these accounts too early.

2. Real Estate

Some do not even consider real estate investing because it is intimidating and seems to have a high barrier to entry. Traditionally, investing in real estate required large loans with high fees and interest rates along with the daily stress of maintaining the property. However, fractional ownership offers a modern strategy to avoid those hassles while still reaping the benefits of real estate ownership.

Real estate investing can take on many different forms depending on your interest level. Vacation rental properties or other short-term rentals are popular because there is a high demand from people who want to stay at these places. Rental properties with long-term tenants or even commercial properties are other ways you can invest in real estate and start collecting profits.

3. Bonds

If investing in stocks is too scary to you, you might consider investing in bonds. There are three main sources of bonds. Companies issue corporate bonds to raise money. In return, companies pay the bondholder interest based on pre-arranged terms until the maturity date of the bond, which is when the company pays back the face value of the bond.

State and local governments issue municipal bonds. These work in a similar fashion to corporate bonds, but the money is usually being raised to fund public projects. An added advantage of municipal bonds is that the interest payments you receive are tax-free.

The United States government issues Treasury bonds to raise money and fully guarantees them, so the odds of losing your money due to default are extremely low. As is the case with municipal bonds, any interest you collect while holding these is tax-free.

4. Bitcoin

If bonds sound too boring to you, you can take on a more volatile investing strategy with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Most people know what Bitcoin is by now, but there is still a significant percentage of people who have not invested in digital currency. The cost of a single Bitcoin has been more than $60,000 in the past, but the typical investor is buying and selling a much smaller amount through fractional ownership. Other cryptocurrencies have much lower costs per unit, but prices can fluctuate drastically and move very quickly. Do extensive research to understand the risks associated with volatility before investing in this asset class.

Conclusion

Getting involved with investing can take on many different forms. It is true that your money can make you more money, but you need to weigh the risks and your comfort level before starting. Fractional ownership enables you to invest with a much smaller amount than has historically been needed. Do more research into these four asset classes and others to determine the plan that makes the most sense to you.

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Breaking Down the Biggest Benefits of Headless Ecommerce Shops Wednesday, Sep 21 2022 

by Jacob MaslowBranded Content

We live smack dab in the center of the most competitive business environment ever.

Businesses today (especially e-commerce businesses, where an army of global competitors is always just a click or two away) need to be fast-moving, flexible, and agile. It’s essential to pivot quickly and capitalize on new opportunities as they become available.

Headless e-commerce is a perfect example of this approach to business today.

Basically separating the front end of a business from the back end of a business, allowing the customer-facing side of an operation to be tuned and tailored to multiple market segments, headless e-commerce is quickly becoming the “next big thing” in the online business space.

If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and setting up your headless e-commerce operation, here are a few benefits you’ll enjoy.

Almost Unlimited Customization Options

For starters, when you have a headless e-commerce platform, you can customize your customer experience in a way never before possible.

Because the back end of your business is separate and distinct from your business’s front end and customer-facing side, you can produce almost tailor-made e-commerce shopping experiences for every single one of your customers.

The result is a much better customer experience, with each of your customers feeling like they’ve finally found a shop built for just them – and that’s because it is!

Effortless Integration

Another significant benefit to using a headless e-commerce platform is your ability to integrate the backend of your business – the infrastructure of your operation – in many ways that wouldn’t have been possible to pull off before.

As a separate entity, your business backend can be combined and coupled with all kinds of frontends depending entirely on your traffic source, the market segment your targeting, and a whole host of other variables.

There’s a lot of freedom here!

Multichannel Experiences

With a distinct backend for your business that can be coupled with almost any type of front end, you can produce an online shop that works across various channels.

You can have a different social media front-end, a different email front-end, a different cold traffic front-end, and a different returning customer front-end…

… And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Best of all, you’ll be able to create an unlimited amount of new front ends for your business backend as often as you like. You’ll be able to capitalize on new opportunities as they become available in a way that would have been tough to pull off otherwise.

Easy Pivot and Capabilities

One of the most incredible things about headless e-commerce is its natural ability to help you pivot, iterate, and experiment without many roadblocks.

As we mentioned, you will be up against a ton of sophisticated and experienced competition (global competition) when you open up your e-commerce shop or business.

You’re going to need to be able to pivot. You need to be able to iterate new front ends and new customer experiences. And you need to have the flexibility to track your results, improve your shop, and then continue to refine and optimize from there.

Headless e-commerce makes all of that straightforward.

Closing Thoughts

Is headless e-commerce right for every single online shop out there?

That remains to be seen.

Are there a lot of really good reasons that folks are flocking to headless ecommerce when building out new shops and new online businesses?

You bet!

It’s well worth digging a little bit deeper into the ins and outs of headless e-commerce to figure out if this is something you should be taking advantage of now, especially if your competitors haven’t leaped forward yet already.

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Six Ways to Avoid a Motorcycle Accident Monday, Sep 5 2022 

By Jacob MaslowBranded Content

As with many things in life, the best way to walk away from a motorcycle accident is to avoid getting into a crash in the first place. Like Benjamin Franklin once quipped, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

This article will discuss some of the most effective ways to stay safe biking on the road.

Don’t Rely Solely on Braking and Swerving

According to the Hurt Report, considered the definitive study of motorcycle safety, the average time between the start of an accident and the actual moment of collision is just under two seconds.

Meanwhile, all motorcyclists are limited by human reaction times, which average about 1.5 seconds. As a result, even the most skilled riders have an incredibly tight margin of error when reacting to an accident. Therefore, you need to take other steps to avoid relying on braking and swerving alone.

Maintain High Visibility on Your Bike

Many motorcycle accidents caused by other automobile drivers happen because the driver didn’t see the biker. To help prevent this, do as much as possible to help other motorists see you.

Whenever you can, wear brightly colored clothing, and use high beams rather than low beams even during the day. Alternatively, you can use a light modulator (legal in all 50 US states and every province in Canada), which makes your motorcycle’s headlight and taillights blink between high and low beams, increasing your visibility to other drivers.

Finally, avoid vehicle blind spots by driving near the front fender of a car, especially during heavy traffic.

Put Space Between Your Motorcycle and Cross-Intersection Traffic

Whenever there is a chance for a car to turn in front of you or make a lane change in your path of travel, always be sure to give them plenty of space. This increases the chance that the car driver will see you and gives you more time to react in the event of a possible collision.

Many motorists cause accidents by making a left turn without seeing a motorcycle that is driving straight ahead. If you’re the biker in that situation, drive as close to the curb opposite the car as possible.

Pay Attention to Vehicles Near Your Motorcycle

This one seems like a no-brainer, but sometimes the most obvious answers are the best ones. Just like passengers in a crosswalk need to keep their eyes open in case a driver doesn’t seem them—or doesn’t care—and takes a left turn through the crosswalk, you need to keep your head on a swivel.

Whenever a car is near enough that it could violate your right-of-way, keep an eye on it until you’ve completed your turn, crossing, etc. Don’t take your eyes completely off of that car until after you’re past the point where they could turn into you or cause an accident.

Stop Safely at Intersections

No, this doesn’t mean reaching a complete stop (although you should also be doing that). Instead, this point is about avoiding stopping in the middle of a lane behind a car or other vehicle.

At a stop sign or red light, stop on the right rear side of the vehicle in front of you. Stopping on the left side is acceptable if there is no oncoming traffic on that side. Coming to a stop on one of the sides of a vehicle will keep you from getting pinned if a car collides with you from behind.

Avoid Riding at Night or in Bad Weather

All the dangers posed to motorists by night conditions or inclement weather are multiplied exponentially when it comes to motorcycles. So if you want to avoid risking an accident due to poor visibility, slick roads, or a higher risk of drunk drivers, leave the bike home until the sun comes out and the temperature is above freezing.

We hope this article has given you a better idea of how to keep yourself safe on the road. However, if you do end up in a motorcycle accident despite following all of these safety steps, be sure to secure counsel to represent you as needed.

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9 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Pregnancy Tuesday, Aug 30 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

It’s no surprise that pregnancy changes the human body. As a woman carries a child, her body goes through many changes to ensure she and the baby can endure the next nine months safely. In addition to shifting her organs to accommodate the baby, there are many other subtle changes that aren’t immediately apparent. 

Here are nine surprising facts about pregnancy and some reasons why the human body changes so much during pregnancy.

1. Hot Flashes

Pregnant women often experience hot flashes during the third trimester, but they can be experienced at any phase of pregnancy. You may find yourself kicking off the covers in the middle of the night or trying to quench an overwhelming thirst. If kicking off the covers is accompanied by soaked sheets, don’t fret—pregnancy hot flashes are perfectly normal. Your body temperature should return to normal once your baby is here and hormones have gone back to normal. Here are a few easy ways to cop in the meantime:

  • Wear less/light layers and cool fabrics.
  • Turn on fans and air conditioning.
  • Drink iced water.
  • Try breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques.

2. Brain Fog

Pregnancy brain, also known as “mommy brain” is a real phenomenon where women experience brain fog, memory loss, and difficulty focusing. Studies have found that pregnant women have poorer cognitive functioning, as well as memory and executive functioning, but these changes do not affect factors such as job performance. Furthermore, they were only noticeable to close relationships and to the pregnant woman herself. Remember that you’re not alone if you’re experiencing mental fog while pregnant. Even though it can be frustrating, you can take steps to feel more in control, such as getting more exercise, improving sleep hygiene, and taking prenatal vitamins to boost brain health. You can be assured that these symptoms usually subside after giving birth, and it’s just a phenomenon of the incredible pregnancy experience.

3. Bloating Everywhere

Pregnancy doesn’t just make your abdomen bigger. Additionally, pregnant women often experience bloating and swelling throughout their bodies, which is partly caused by the excess fluid retained in the body. The increased levels of progesterone in a pregnant woman cause the muscles in her body to relax. As a result, all muscles relax, including those that help the digestive tract move food out of the body. The decrease in digestion times increases gas and feelings of bloat.

4. Lots of Hair

Pregnant women commonly experience an increase in hair growth, particularly in new areas of the body, such as the face, chest, abdomen, and arms. There’s no need to panic, this is just a result of the ovaries and placenta producing more male hormones, which will decrease after delivery. However, it’s not all bad news, as the hair on the head is also known to become thicker and grow faster during pregnancy, so some women’s hair may appear more glossy and vibrant than usual.

5. Bad Breath

Another unfortunate pregnancy side effect is bad breath. This is thought to be due to the change in hormones during pregnancy, which may cause bacteria in the mouth to become inflamed and overgrown, resulting in bad breath and bleeding gums. Make sure you’re getting regular dental checkups and that you’re brushing and flossing regularly to prevent decay and gum disease.

6. Itchy Stomach

As skin expands rapidly, it becomes dry, itchy, and uncomfortable, resulting in stretch marks. Itching can vary in severity between women, but it can be very uncomfortable. In addition, pregnancy hot flashes can also contribute to itchy skin. To combat this, reduce the heat of the water in the shower or bath and apply moisturizing creams or oils before you are completely dry. 

7. The Nesting Instinct

Many women feel the nesting instinct during pregnancy, a powerful urge to prepare their home for the baby. As your due date draws near, you may find yourself cleaning out cabinets or washing walls – things you would never have dreamed of doing in your ninth month of pregnancy! Preparing your home before birth is useful because you’ll have fewer things to do after the birth. However, be careful not to overdo it.

8. Mood Swings

Pregnancy and premenstrual syndrome are similar in many ways. During this time, your breasts swell and become tender, your hormones fluctuate, and you may feel moody. You are more likely to experience mood swings during pregnancy if you have PMS. Fluctuations in hormones can make you go from being happy one minute to feeling like crying the next. Mood swings are very common during pregnancy. They tend to occur more in the first trimester and toward the end of the third trimester. Pregnant women often suffer from depression during pregnancy. If you experience sleep problems, changes in eating habits, or mood swings for more than two weeks, speak with your health care provider.

9. Sweating

Perspiring excessively is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the body sweats more due to increased blood flow and metabolism. Even though the body may not be physically active, it is working hard to create another human life, so, understandably, sweating and pregnancy hot flashes are a natural response.

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Study Shows That Therapy and Medication Could Be Necessary To Treat ADHD Thursday, Jul 21 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

ADHD is one of the most common medical conditions children diagnose with. Even though many children simply need to be told to focus, there are some situations where a combined clinical approach is required. Recently, a published study showed that a combination of pharmacologic management and therapy could help treat ADHD. Therefore, it is essential to look at a few treatment options to help people focus in the classroom. What are the main components of the treatment of ADHD, and how might they benefit you or your child?

Therapy Is Critical

No matter how old someone is, therapy is critical to treating ADHD. There are numerous types of therapy available. For example, counseling can help children learn how to focus. Behavioral therapy can also address underlying issues that could cause children to lose focus in the classroom. It is also helpful for parents to talk about environmental changes that can make it easier for children to focus. Sometimes, it is as simple as removing screens when it is time to do homework. Therapy has to be the foundation of any treatment plan for ADHD. Therapeutic sessions can be customized to meet the needs of the individual patient.

Medication Can Be Helpful

There are other situations where medication can be helpful. Even though medication is not necessarily required for ADHD treatment, it can be beneficial in many situations. For example, stimulants are the mainstay of treatment for ADHD. They are effective in most cases, and plenty of them are available. Therefore, it is possible to take a look at the individual options to minimize the development of possible side effects. There are lots of children who have a difficult time maintaining an appetite when they take stimulants, but the side effect profile is different for different medications. That is why it is essential to work with a specialist who can point you in the right direction.

Supplements Can Be Beneficial

Finally, there are also situations where supplements can be beneficial for treating ADHD. There are plenty of supplements, and one of the most common options is nootropics. This is a relatively new class of medication. Still, many people like it because it has a minimal side effect profile but is also very effective in various situations. If you are having a difficult time focusing, you may want to take a look at nootropics. Before taking them for the first time, you should talk with your doctor to ensure they do not interact with anything else you take; however, this class of supplements has proven effective in numerous situations.

The Treatment of ADHD

If you take a well-rounded approach to treating ADHD, it is possible to limit the complications of this condition. For example, children who have unchecked ADHD are at risk of developing a wide variety of issues. This includes social complications, behavioral complications, and academic problems. On the other hand, with a focused approach to treating ADHD, it is possible to foster children’s healthy growth and development even if they have been diagnosed with ADHD. If you have questions about treating ADHD, contact your doctor for clarification. Then, do not forget that there are supplements that could help you augment the benefits of various treatment plans.

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How to Get Your Finances Back on Track After College Saturday, Jun 25 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

College can be a wonderful, enlightening experience for many, but it’s also a challenging time. The days you spend at college will often be harsh on your bank account. Even if you had some savings to take with you, there’s a good chance you’re going to be finishing your education with limited cash, and a little debt to think about. The good news is you don’t have to start your adventure into a new world with endless stress about your finances. The following advice will help you to get your finances back on track, so you’re ready to make the most out of the career you’ve chosen. 

Figure Out Your Debt Strategy

One of the biggest steps in making sure your finances stay balanced after college, is to build a plan for getting rid of debt. Only a handful of people finish their degree without anything to pay back to a loan provider. This means you’re going to need to figure out how you’re going to handle the expense of paying for your education. The good news is there are multiple options out there. Focus on paying off high-interest loans and credit cards first. Then, whenever you have an opportunity, take the time to look at your loans and see expenses you can minimize. Refinancing existing student loans into new loans after a couple of years can sometimes save you significant cash. 

Keep Costs Low to Begin With

Even if you have a great job lined up after college, it’s usually a good idea to keep costs low initially. This will help you to collect additional cash you can use to pay off your debts. It also means you’ll have more money to put aside into your savings and emergency funds. Some students might consider moving back home with their parents, so they can focus all of their earnings into saving up for a deposit on a home or a new car. Trimming the fat on your spending can help college students establish credit by keeping the debt-to-income ratio positive. You can also look at living in a shared apartment or finding other ways to cut down on living expenses. Make sure you have a budget on-hand to guide you. This will stop you from spending more than you can reasonably afford. 

Work on Your Earning Potential

Finally, as a college graduate, you’ll already have significantly more earning potential than some other job applicants in your field. However, it’s important to continue working on this as you go. Start by choosing a good graduate job which opens the doors to extra opportunities in the future. A great role will have a clear path to progression laid out ahead of you. It’s also worth looking into opportunities to make extra cash on the side. You might be able to do some freelance work outside of your regular hours to upgrade your income. The more money you earn while you still have some extra time, the more cash you can put into your savings. Remember, don’t be afraid to upgrade your earning opportunities even further as you go, by taking additional courses and lessons to expand your skillsets.

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Multivitamin for Women: How to Pick the One that’s Best for You Saturday, Jun 18 2022 

By Jacob Maslow Branded Content

Female health is so important. After all, women bring new life into the world. Whether you’re a mom, a wife, a boss, or a student, women can do it all, which is why it’s critical for females everywhere to take the necessary steps to build a strong foundation for better health.

One of the best ways to do this is by choosing the right multivitamin. Taking a daily multivitamin is one of the best ways to help fill nutrient gaps in your diet and protect your health. If you are looking for the best multivitamin for women, we are here to help. Read on to discover how you can pick the one that’s right for you.

Pay Attention to the Vitamins and Nutrients in your Multivitamin

While a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables is essential, most people simply do not get enough of the key vitamins and nutrients their body needs from their daily food intake. This is why taking a multivitamin is so important.

Whether giving your body a simple boost or a complete fill of nutrients, the right multivitamin can go a long way in supporting women’s health. When you are trying to pick the best multivitamin for women, make sure that you pay attention to the vitamins and nutrients it offers.

Here are some of the best ingredients to look for when choosing your multivitamin:

  • Vitamin D
  • Folate
  • Omega-3 DHA
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin K2
  • Boron
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamin E

These ingredients will help more than just your hair, skin, and nails. They will help to better your bone and brain health while providing your body with antioxidant support. The right multivitamin will also assist with red blood cell formation and normal immune function.

Some multivitamins also offer ingredients like Vitamin C and calcium, however, when you are choosing the best supplement for you, it’s essential to take the less is more approach. For example, most people get enough Vitamin C from their daily meals, so this is quite as essential as some other vitamins and nutrients may be.

Regarding your nutrient intake, it’s critical to find a balance and not to take too much of one thing. This is why you should take a food-first approach and only rely on your daily multivitamin to fill the gaps.

Finding a Multivitamin that Best Fits Your Age Range

Whether a young adult or a senior, finding a multivitamin that suits your age range is key to ensuring that your body will be filled with the right amount of nutrients. For example, younger women often need higher levels of iron due to menstruation, whereas women over 50 need less but higher amounts of other nutrients.

Older women are also at higher risk of deficiencies in certain nutrients, which is why having a multivitamin that fits your age range is key.

Find a Company You Love and Trust

While it’s essential to look at the label to ensure that your multivitamin has all of the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs, it’s also critical to look for traceable ingredients so that you know exactly what you are putting into your body.

Many mainstream vitamin companies offer low-cost products with a long shelf life. However, this also typically means that the vitamins are made with low-quality ingredients, making them less effective. This is why you need to look for a company that you love and trust, makes a premium multivitamin, and puts quality and efficacy before everything else.

Select a multivitamin company that uses key, fresh ingredients and clean alternatives to traditional preservatives.

Red Flags to Look Out For

With so many different multivitamin choices, it can be hard to decide which one is the best. So here are some red flags to look out for.

First, when choosing what form of vitamin to take, know that it’s best to steer clear of gummies unless you are not comfortable swallowing pills. Gummy multivitamins usually contain high amounts of sugar and can add unnecessary carbs and calories to your diet. Instead, opt for a capsule to get a complete spectrum of vitamins and nutrients.

You also want to ensure you avoid brands that use unnecessary fillers, toxins, and chemicals.

Final Remarks

When choosing the best women’s multivitamin, remember to check the label before buying to ensure that your multivitamin is filled with all of the key, traceable ingredients your body needs to function at its best. Then, taking the right multivitamin as a part of your daily routine will help you live a healthier life.

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Why You Need to Add Cuban Link Chain to Your Wardrobe Tuesday, Jun 14 2022 

By Jacob MaslowBranded Content

Picture this: You have a hot date tonight, and you’re tearing through your wardrobe trying to figure out what to wear. After a few hours of pairing outfits together, you’ve finally found the right combination.

Although you’re satisfied with what you have on, you still feel like your outfit is missing something. Is it a watch? No. What about a pair of sunglasses? That’s not it either.

Then the light bulb in your head goes off — you’re missing a chain. Some chains can give your outfit a significant boost.

But the one that will really set you apart from everyone else is a Cuban link chain. Here’s why it’s an excellent accessory to add to your wardrobe.

1. High Quality at Affordable Prices

When you think about Cuban links, your mind probably goes to the ones that rappers and athletes wear. They’re exorbitant, high-quality pieces that might blind your eyes if you look at them for too long (not really).

Those chains are often expensive and may be out of your budget. But you don’t have to get discouraged from getting one.

You can still buy a gold or silver Cuban link chain at an affordable price. Plus, you never have to compromise on the quality no matter the cost because Cubans are known for their durability above all else.

That’s why you’ll always see people regift them to others. As long as you take good care of it, that tradition can continue for a lifetime.

2. Features Make All the Difference

What makes Cuban links so attractive? Besides the gold or silver finishes, the interlocking patterns and thickness of the chain make it stand out. 

Furthermore, you can add pendants or a “piece” with the chain to give it that extra pop. That’s why you always see rappers and athletes with different attachments; it represents something that showcases their identity. 

Think about your current style. Then think about what features you want your Cuban chain to have to ensure it compliments it.

3. Different Colors and Sizes 

When you see a Cuban chain, it will most likely be either gold or silver. However, they can also come in rose or white gold from vendors mixing different metals. 

Cuban links also come in different sizes. You can opt for the “rapper chain” if that’s your style—just know that you’ll be spending a good amount of cash. 

But if you want something a bit more subtle, Cubans come in various width sizes, such as:

  • 4mm
  • 8mm
  • 10mm
  • 12mm
  • 14mm

The wider your chain, the more you’ll stand out to onlookers. So if that’s your goal, you should get a 12mm or 14mm chain. For a subtler approach, get a 4mm or 8mm chain.

Various lengths are available, from your collarbone down to your chest. But if you want it down to your belly button, that’s an option too (although it might strain your neck).

What if you like multiple sizes and don’t want to choose between them? Layering your Cuban links is another option to really make your outfits pop. Try out different chain combinations to see which best suits your style.

4. Wear Them With Any Outfit

Most people think you can only wear Cuban chains when going to the club or classy functions. However, you can wear them with just about anything because of their versatility.

For example, if you want to spruce up your work outfit, add a smaller Cuban for a little more pizzazz. You can also match it with one of your blinged-out rings or bracelets to show everyone how well you can dress. 

Some professional athletes also wear them to show people they can dominate in their sport and style. So you can try wearing one while you play sports to have the same effect. But first, ensure your league will allow it to be worn; if you’re playing recreationally, that won’t be an issue.

Add a Cuban Link Chain to Your Wardrobe Today

The legacy of the Cuban link chain is unmatched. That’s why they continue to be a popular option for people looking to enhance their wardrobe. They’re durable, stylish, and wearing them will let everyone know that your sense of style is immaculate.

Furthermore, when you think you no longer have a use for it, gift it to someone of the younger generation and keep high swag levels in the family. Waste no time; get one today, and watch your outfits come to life.

Photo Courtesy // Jacob Maslow //

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Bus Shelter Ads: Everything You Need to Know Thursday, Jun 9 2022 

By Jacob Maslow – Branded Content

Bus shelter advertising may be the perfect option for you if you’re looking for a new way to market your business! But before you spend your money, there are a few things you need to know.

This blog post will discuss everything you need to know about bus shelter ads. In addition, we’ll cover topics such as transit advertising and how to create a successful marketing campaign. So if you’re considering using bus shelters to promote your business, read on!

What Are Bus Shelter Ads?

Bus shelter ads are a type of out-of-home advertising (OOH) that uses bus shelters as a platform to display advertisements. Bus shelter ads can promote products, services, or events.

How Can It Benefit Your Business?

There are many benefits of bus shelter advertising. First, bus shelter ads are a great way to reach a large audience. According to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA), OOH advertising reaches more than 95% of people ages 18-49.

Second, bus shelter ads are cost-effective. They are often less expensive than other forms of advertising. They can be used to target a specific audience. Bus shelter ads will be ideal if you want to reach people who take public transportation.

Additionally, bus shelter ads can create brand awareness and recall. A study conducted by Arbitron Inc. found that bus shelter ads had a 97% brand awareness rate.

What Is Transit Advertising?

Transit advertising is a form of bus shelter advertising that uses buses, trains, subways, and other forms of public transportation as a platform to display advertisements. Transit advertising can be used to promote products, services, or events.

How Is It Different From Bus Shelter Advertising?

The main difference between transit advertising and bus shelter advertising is the platform used to display the advertisements. Transit advertising uses public transportation as a platform, while bus shelter advertising uses bus shelters.

Creating a Successful Marketing Campaign

Now that you know the benefits of bus shelter advertising, it’s time to learn how to create a successful marketing campaign. There are four critical elements to creating a successful bus shelter ad campaign:

  1. A clear and concise message: Your bus shelter ad should have a clear and concise message. The text should be easy to read and understand.
  2. An eye-catching design: Your bus shelter ad should have an eye-catching design. This will help ensure that people notice your ad.
  3. A call to action: Your bus shelter ad should have a call to action. This could be something like “Visit our website for more information.”
  4. A target audience: When creating your bus shelter ad, you should have a target audience in mind. This will help you make an ad relevant to your target audience.

What Are the Costs Associated With Bus Shelter Advertising?

The cost of bus shelter advertising varies depending on several factors, such as the ad’s size, the bus shelter’s location, and the campaign’s length.

  • Size: The size of your bus shelter ad will affect the cost. Bus shelter ads come in various sizes, from small ads that are only a few inches wide to large ads that are several feet wide.
  • Location: The location of the bus shelter will also affect the cost. Bus shelters in high-traffic areas will typically be more expensive than those in lower-traffic spaces.
  • Length: The length of your bus shelter ad campaign will also affect the cost. Shorter campaigns will typically be less expensive than longer campaigns.

How Can You Measure the Success of Your Bus Shelter Ad Campaign?

There are a few ways to measure the success of your bus shelter ad campaign. One way to measure the success of your bus shelter ad campaign is to track the number of people who see your ad. This can be done by conducting surveys or using traffic counters.

Another way to measure the success of your bus shelter ad campaign is to track the number of people who take action after seeing your ad. This could include tracking website traffic, online sales, or in-store sales. Finally, you can also measure your bus shelter ad’s brand awareness and recall. This can be done by conducting surveys or focus groups.

In Closing.

Now that you know everything you need about bus shelter ads, it’s time to start your marketing campaign! If you follow the tips we’ve outlined above, you’ll be sure to create a successful bus shelter ad campaign. Bus shelter advertising is a highly effective marketing tool that can help businesses reach their goals. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help you get started with bus shelter advertising. Thank you for reading! 

Photo Courtesy // Jacob Maslow //

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