Thursday, 26 May 2016

Make Real Money Online!

If you have been to my site you have probably read the post I did in my beginner years about making money online. Thousands of people have taken this info and actually made money. So in case you missed it here it is again and if you have already read it I have updated it and added some new real deal ways to make money! Enjoy!


Looking for an easy way to make money online? Here is how I do it. 
Plus some extra ways you might be able to do as well:
Survey & Online Rewards Sites:
 
These are just the ones I have success with.
Sell Stuff:
Always checkout your local newspaper!
You can sign up for Upwork and be a ghost writer as well as many other awesome jobs.
You can also become a stock photographer, check out www.istockphoto.com 
to apply.
You can collect royalties for book writing!
You can be a bookkeeper, or virtual assistant! 
You can be a graphic designer!
You can do so many jobs from home an online your possibilities are endless! 
I hope this helps in your quest to earn some extra cash! 

The list I have is growing so I may just make this topic a whole page on my site for global survey sites, good idea?

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS BENEFIT FROM OUTDOOR PLAY


The Episcopal Center for Children, A Nonprofit Organization in DC, Offers Tips for Getting Kids Outside
 
WASHINGTON – Getting children with special needs outside is important for their development and growth, says the staff at the Episcopal Center for Children, a nonprofit organization that assists elementary and middle school aged children with special needs.
It improves coordination and motor skills. Many children with special needs have developmental delays. Playing outside can improve flexibility, muscle strength, and coordination. It can also help them improve body awareness, motor skills and balance. 
Outdoor play builds self-esteem and improves behavior. As children overcome obstacles and improve physical skills, their feelings of self-confidence and self-esteem go up. They experience personal satisfaction and accomplishment, which builds their confidence in other areas.
They improve their social skills. Playing outside gives children with special needs opportunities to share, deal with conflict and work together – but in a low-stress and fun environment.
They advocate for themselves. When these children learn and explore, they often overcome challenges and acquire new skills. This promotes self-advocacy, resiliency, and self-confidence.
Their health improves. Playing outside makes children fitter and leaner. It also boosts their immune systems and raises Vitamin D levels, which many children today are deficient in.
It increases their attention span and problem-solving skills. Children who play outside can increase their attention spans and problem-solving skills. They also tend to have more creative imaginations.
Playing outside lowers stress. Outdoor play reduced stress and lowers a child’s risk for anxiety and depression. It can also ease some symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Getting your child outside may be easier than you think. “Make sure your child gets at least 15-30 minutes of outdoor play each day,” said Dodd White, president and CEO of ECC. “If you live in an apartment building or don’t have a yard, try to get to a neighborhood park a few times a week, and leave your technology at home or turned off.”
Other suggestions are:
- Pack up a “healthy picnic” and enjoy family time outside at an area park.
- Paint a rock garden and put it outside. Visit the garden and play with it.
- Join a recreational sports team or community activity that gets your child outside and playing.
- Encourage your child to act out stories or make up their own. Maybe they can put on a play outside for you to watch.
If you have a limited amount of time available for outdoor play, use a visual cue like a timer, to ease the transition when it’s time to go home.
“A child with special needs may need structure and supervision but you don’t want to excessively hover over them while they are playing,” said White. “Part of the benefit of outdoor play is getting to explore and be creative. So be observant and keep your child safe, but try to give your child some breathing room and keep it fun.”
The Center needs a new playground and is currently raising $30,000 as part of its “Let Them Play!” campaign, which kicks off on June 2, 2016 during DoMore24, a 24-hour day of giving in the Washington, DC metro area for nonprofits organized by the United Way of the National Capital Area. A YouTube video is available.
“We have a beautiful and historic Northwest D.C. campus, but the playground structures we inherited are old and need replacing,” said White. “The children enjoy time outside now in our school garden and play games in the field, but we are eager to get a play structure built for our students, so they can reap more of the benefits of playing outdoors.”

About the Episcopal Center for Children
The Episcopal Center for Children is a private nonprofit, nondenominational day treatment facility for emotionally troubled children and their families from the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Accredited by the Joint Commission, the Center offers a day treatment program for children who are 5-14 years old, and focuses on enabling children to return to the public school and the community, while being able to re-engage with their families and build a positive future for themselves.  More information is available at www.eccofdc.org.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

TTPM Announces Results of First Diaper Challenge

Parent panel puts 10 leading brands to the test comparing on six critical criteria.


Parents and caregivers confronted with the choice of more than 30 leading diaper brands in the 
U.S. may find themselves confused about which one is the best for their babies and toddlers.   
With diaper costs from birth to potty training hovering around $2000 per child, this represents 
one of the biggest baby expenses for which parents find very little guidance. 

Leading product review site TTPM® set out to make that process a little easier for consumers this
 spring as they fielded their first-ever TTPM Diaper Challenge. A panel of parents put 10 of the most 
popular brands head-to-head (or bum-to-bum) in a 30-day challenge to see which was best for their 
kids. More than 5,000 diapers were used over the course of a month. TTPM provided the diapers to
 the participants who rated the diapers on absorbency, odor control, fit/flexibility, comfort and overall 
quality, without respect to the price of diapers. 

Huggies Snugglers were the undisputed overall winner, capturing the top spot in four of the five 
categories tested. 

All diapers were rated by real families on a scale of 1-to-5 in each performance category . Brands 
sampled were: Bambo Nature, Babies “R” Us, Earth’s Best, Huggies Little Snugglers, Kirkland, Luvs, 
Pampers Cruisers, Parent’s Choice (Walmart), Seventh Generation, Up & Up (Target).  

“Parents research virtually every purchase they make for their children. That’s why they come to TTPM,” says Jim Silver CEO/Editor-in-Chief. “We realized that consumers are looking for direct comparisons among products, but 
there was no current comparison of diapers done with real families, so we married our expertise 
with product reviews to the practical experience of families to help consumers find the information 
they were lacking.” 

BEST OVERALL
The best overall performance with a 4.3 was from Huggies Little Snugglers that received high marks
on absorbency (4.8), odor (4.3), fit/flexibility (3.8), and comfort (4.8).  In fit/flexibility category, 
Kirkland, Costco’s brand, was rated highest at 4.6.  At $0.37 each, Huggies fell between the least 
expensive and most expensive diaper brand.   One reviewer said, “I have actually purchased these 
and have used them since the challenge.” Another commented, “We really like these diapers and 
actually switched to them.  The stripe indicator and overall quality were big selling points for us.”

BEST IN CATEGORIES
· Absorbency: Huggies Little Snugglers, Seventh Generation (4.6), Kirkland (4.2)
· Fit/Flexibility: Kirkland/Costco (4.6), Seventh Generation & Target’s Up & Up tied at 4.2
· Odor: Huggies Little Snugglers (4.3), Up & Up (4.2), Seventh Generation (4.0)
· Comfort: Huggies Little Snugglers (4.8), Up & Up (4.5), Kirkland (4.2)
· Quality: Huggies Little Snugglers (4.5), Up & Up (4.2), Kirkland (4.2)

A LOOK AT ECO- FRIENDLY

Although a selection of reviewers commented that eco-friendly was not an important criterion, 
eco-brand Seventh Generation was among the top three in absorbency, fit/flexibility and odor.  
The other two brands TTPM included in the comparative review were  Bambo Nature and  Earth’s 
Best.


To see a detailed comparison of all participating brands, as well as responses of panelists to the 
individual diapers, visit ttpm.com/diaper-challenge.

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About TTPM
TTPM® is a leading product review site and retail portal for toys, tots, pets and more. With more 
than 10 million monthly views of its comprehensive video reviews, TTPM is the number one 
resource for consumers seeking to find and easily buy the best toys, baby gear, pet toys, kids 
electronics, and sporting goods for their families. The site’s expert team creates more than 5,000 
independent reviews annually, each featuring the TTPM Price Check, which lists live price 
comparisons and one click purchasing from major retailers.

Freshly Picked Sitewide Sale

Today is the day of our big sale!  In case you missed it, here are the details:

When:  May 25th starting at 10 AM MST 
What: EVERYTHING in the shop will be 25% off for 24-hours only
Where: Online, www.freshlypicked.com
Sale Hashtag:  #savedbythesale

Stack Your Cash!

It’s time for another round to Stack Your Cash at Swagbucks! Now obviously, you can’t stack your cash unless you have a lot of it and you can’t have a lot of cash unless you’re a savvy shopper. If you’re here, you’re undoubtedly a savvy shopper so don’t miss out on this deal. Get a 500 SB Swag Up Rebate on your next online purchase through Swagbucks!
Here’s how to get your 500 SB Swag Up Rebate:
  • Make a purchase between May 5th and May 31st.
  • Spend at least $25 in the following stores:
    • Indigo
    • Hudson’s Bay
    • HP.ca
Even better, both Indigo and Hudson’s Bay gift cards are available in the Swagbucks Rewards Store to redeem! And the cherry on top, BOTH now are on sale! So get shopping at your favorite stores so that you can shop some more for free!