Recap: Summer Hacks

YouTube beauty blogger Wengie gives viewers 11 DIY hacks for summer. She begins with suggesting using a kid’s swimming pool as a floating island in a big pool for when you don’t want to get fully wet. Next she shows how to make a floating drink caddy out of a plastic tub and pool noodles so you don’t have to get out of the pool to get a drink.

Her next hack is to make a body scrub with olive oil, sugar, and honey. She shaves, applies it to her legs, then shaves again for a close, smooth shave. Wengie’s next hack is to make a DIY self tanner using cocoa powder and body lotion. Next she shows how to make a tan tattoo by drawing a cute shape on your body with sunscreen. She then suggests applying loose translucent powder to your face through a tissue to soak up oil from sunscreen or just the heat.

Wengie then suggests rubbing toothpaste onto bug bites to sooth the itchiness.  She puts water in a jar, then adds lavender and eucalyptus oils, lemon and lime slices, and rosemary sprigs and tops it off with a floating candle. Her next hack shows how to DIY glowing lanterns.

Next, Wengie suggests putting your belongings into a garbage bag and then into your beach bag to protect your phone and other stuff from the sand and water. Her final hack is to clip sandals to your beach bag with a carabiner so you don’t lose them and so you don’t have to carry them as you walk along the beach.

 

Learn more about Wengie:

https://www.pinterest.com/wengie/

NutriMost Has The Challenge For 40 Pounds In 40 Days

I decided that taking the challenge from NutriMost to lose 40 pounds in 40 days was a good idea because I needed to be pushed. I knew that I had to do something that was going to make me lose weight, and I wanted to try it because I heard that it was all based on food. Doing a diet based on food has changed the way that I think about my weight, and I was so glad that I was able to start using it. I met some people who were doing the challenge, and I even met a guy who has done it twice to lose a lot of weight.

The food that I read about online is really the basis of what I am doing to handle my diet because it tells me what to eat. I have also been able to get the food that I want off the menus that worked for me. I knew that I was going to have a hard time cooking on my own, but NutriMost makes that work. After that it was all a matter of losing the 40 pounds in 40 days. That is a pound a day, but staying on the diet is so much easier when you are using something like NutriMost. It keeps you motivated because it is right there to help you.

The last part of this for me was the people I met. We are all there helping each other make sure that we have the right kind of help for the diet, and we are all supporting each other because we believe in helping each other. I have shared ideas with some of these people, and others have shared their recipes. I am definitely doing the challenge a second time while my friend does it a third time.

Sources:

http://www.bbb.org/pittsburgh/business-reviews/chiropractors-dc/nutrimost-llc-in-greensburg-pa-12001354/

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/weight-lost-big-nutrimost-sues-rival-stealing-video-article-1.2476105

ClassDojo Makes Student Centered Changes To Educational App

With all of the commotion and excitement at the end of the school day, our little ones are leaving behind so much that we never get the chance to see. Poems and art work that they work so hard on never get the praise it deserves from us, and sometimes we miss out on how brilliant our children are outside of what we already know. It is important that as parents we are able to promote success and be a part of our children’s journey.

ClassDojo is an educational social media app that provides a platform for teachers, parents and students to share and communicate all things educational in a safe environment. The one of a kind educational app recently made a change that will make the sharing experience even easier. They have added Student Stories to the app, which allows students to upload and store photos to a digital portfolio for their parents to view later.

Co-Founder and Chief Product officer Liam Don sat down for an interview with The 74 million to talk about the innovative application and its new improvements. Before the new Student Stories feature, students were able to share and discuss homework, but other assignments like science and creative writing were off limits. For most kids, those are the most exciting parts, getting down and dirty with a messy science project, or just being creative and letting your mind flow.

ClassDojo launched in 2011 with a goal of linking parents to the classroom in a fun and convenient way. Because most parents are employed full-time, it is sometimes difficult for them to participate in school activities, or be as hands on as they may want to be. Liam Don hopes that ClassDojo will help change that. He believes that this platform will help spark conversation between parents and students about their shared work and projects at the dinner table, or even on the car ride home.

They focus heavily on grades K-8, helping teachers, students and parents create a more intimate relationship with classwork. Class Dojo is widely appreciated by all users because of its ability to connect and share like never before.

 

Learn more about ClassDojo:

https://www.edsurge.com/product-reviews/classdojo