It’s great that all my shopping stores now offer convenient apps so the need to actually physically walk into the store appears to be diminishing. The not-so-great thing is I find myself cruising these apps during a busy Monday and buying things I don’t need as means of relaxation. Which really isn’t all that relaxing once you receive the credit card bill. So I’ve decided next year I will aim to download less of the shopping apps and more of the useful, productive, educational, fun apps. Taking a break from life doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
As I’m shopping for some interesting apps out there, I find these and I’m like wait, these are pretty cool. Does anyone else know about these?
Reporter: Have you ever wanted to track the minutae of your life? You know, how many cups of coffee you’ve drank in a year, or which of your friends you’ve seen the most? Reporter, by Facebook Timeline Designer Nicholas Felton, can send you custom quizzes six times a day to find out, then graph the results. Hmmm I’m curious and scared at the same time. Not sure how I feel about a service telling me politely at the end of the year how I’ve managed to not have a life!
Panic Button: You can call 911 from a smartphone’s lock screen, but Amnesty International has built something better for reporters in dangerous areas. (Or anyone with an Android phone, really.) It’s a Panic Button that you can activate in case of an emergency just by clicking the power button on your phone several times. It will send alerts and location data to three selected contacts. Don’t be messin’ with it unless you absolutely have to!
Foodscores: Looks beyond a nutrition label and rates your grub on a scale of 1 – 10 based on nutrition (the standard calories, fat, and protein stuff); ingredients (including undisclosed pesticides, contaminants, or antibiotics); and processing (how far has that product come from its source whole foods). Nothing is hidden from their database of 80,000 products. You don’t want to know how they feel about Kellogg’s Corn Flakes either!
OK well…these are good for today…unless you’re hungry for more…then you may want to check out my previous posts on: productivity apps, travel apps and other fun apps. Enjoy!
Artist-turned-Chocolataire Rae Vittorelli discovered she could combine her love for fashion, photography and vintage aesthetic into one medium: chocolate! So she founded Cocoagraph: The Original Chocolate Photograph Co.
What is it about?
Well, you get a taste of her custom photo bars which are artisan chocolates printed with edible Polaroid-style photographs. Imagine what a hit these would be at your next slumber party!
or, you can surprise your BFF with a box of Chocstagram Instagram bars to reminisce over those good old traveling memories:
or, win some serious marketing points at your upcoming company event by handing out delicious company logo bars to potential clients. After all, chocolate is the ultimate universal pleaser!
Options are plenty. There’s a gluten-free, milk, white or dark chocolate bar waiting for you whether it is Christmas, Hanukkah, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day!
Who can deny even when Oprah is all over it!
Don’t you think this is fabulous?
Snackaholics, be prepared! Be it boredom, binging or both, now you are free to munch all day long without the fear of putting on the pounds. Well…just don’t go overboard!
Are you bored at work?
Do you have the tendency to day dream a lot?
Are you borderline ADD?
Does food top your aphrodisiac list?
Is your job too stressful?
Well then you my dear look forward to your snack hours. And I’m here to make them snack worthy!
I do suggest you seek help if you answered “yes” to any of the questions above. It won’t hurt…
…in the meantime, enjoy these power snacks on me. Like these…
Banana Dog Bites? What a cool name!
Frozen Yogurt-Covered Blueberries
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Say helloooo to Nutella Energy Bites!
Pretty awesome ways to keep a boring and busy day interesting eh!?
Read this article at BuzzFeed for more ideas on empowering your snack tooth!
And this wraps up my contribution to humanity on better and healthy eating!!!
Time is a luxury these days. Either that or you’re a lazy bum like me who gets up 30 minutes prior to leaving for work which means no time to make a breakfast meal. Hence like many other fellow Americans, I resort to caffeine or carbs, the “quick fixes”, to jump start the day.
Well here are quick, easy and healthy breakfast meals you can prepare in 10 minutes or less the morning of or the night before. Time should no longer be an excuse to not eat healthy!
Chia Pudding which involves 3 simple ingredients: milk, chia seeds and honey! And if these ingredients don’t appeal to you then try her suggested variations like orange, chocolate, pistachio, almonds, agave, bananas, cardamom, or masala chia!
Ricotta and Honey Sandwich
Quinoa Granola Bars with no precooking!
Healthy Muffins made with oats, carrots, skim milk and bananas
Apple Peanut Butter Sandwich
Read this BuzzFeed article for more on-the-go breakfast recipes including recipes for power smoothies, for those umm weird folks who find the energy to workout in the mornings!
Tomorrow we will cater to snackaholics!
Oh I love it when BuzzFeed posts something buzzworthy!
Like these amazing 18 mason jar salads which can be easily prepared in a matter of minutes.
Look cool and healthy at the same time!
So…Halloween is around the corner which means I’m going to eat healthy (or try my best to) for the next few weeks so I can binge on some candy. That said, this week my posts will be dedicated to healthy eats!
I figure every now & then we need someone to spill some fresh meal ideas into our brain. Because attempting to search for recipes on Pinterest means letting yourself be consumed by a black hole for 123 hours!!! aaaaand nothing gets done…
So…what’s the trick to creating salads in a mason jar:
The dressing goes first.
Then goes the grain or protein…
Then the fixings…
Then the leafy greens.
A formula as simple as this can create a:
Burrito Bowl Salad
Egg and Avocado Mixed Salad
Asian Noodle Salad
Pomegranate and Pear Salad (yummm)
Read this BuzzFeed article for remaining 14 recipes.
And off you go in prepping your lunch meals for the remainder of the month.
Tomorrow we will share ideas on how to jump start your day with a healthy simple easy breakfast meal!
In one of my earlier posts, I confessed to the world how I royally suck at doing my hair! No matter how hard I try, I always find myself struggling on the 10th hour of a 5-minute tutorial!
Well…I have another confession to make!
I just don’t enjoy cooking! I…really…don’t! Explains why I was fit when I was living on my own. My enthusiasm for cooking allowed for an egg, cheese sandwich or baked fish on good days, but on most days I talked myself even out of those to simply settle for a bowl of cereal.
So you know you have my undivided attention when you post something like 17 Rainy Day Soups To Make In 20 Minutes Or Less, or 11 Easy Lunches You Can Make In 5 Minutes (Or Less)!!!
I mean c’mon who wouldn’t be tempted to make these soups if you knew you can have them in less than 20 minutes:
So do yourself a favor & quickly print out these soup and lunch recipes by Brit + Co. But be prepared to lose an hour wandering around their website afterwards. It’s full of ridiculously fun posts!
Is it just me or each time I buy a bunch of avocados from the grocery store, I’m compelled to eat them in 257 seconds or else they turn black!
The amount of time I’ve spent standing in front of an avocado stand guessing/wondering which piece to pick so they can last beyond 257 seconds in my house is *phew* long and hard!
So please, don’t be like me, minimize your time in the avocado section asking yourself the million dollar question, and watch this BuzzFeed video.
I like it when BuzzFeed produces relevant material.
Eating spinach every day could make your brain 11 years younger?
Research shows eating just one portion of leafy greens a day could stave off dementia.
And spinach has been linked to improving muscle strength.
Thank your mom for feeding you your greens!
Read more here.
A simple yet brilliant technique!
Watch it once.
You’ll pick up the technique in a heartbeat but remember it for a lifetime.
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