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Birthday Swago

Swagbucks is celebrating their birthday all day on February 27th, but they want to give YOU presents. You can play Swago (their version of bingo) all day long, filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.  For each square you fill in, you get a spin on their big birthday prize wheel, where you can earn up to 2500 points with each spin!  The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!  Fill up your board and then submit your patterns to get even more spins and more chances to win big points!  Click here  to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before March 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

You Snooze, You Lose!

Becoming a morning person might seem like an impossible task, but it’s actually not as hard as you might think. If you envy your friends or family members that seem to wake up at impossible times and always seem to get more work done than you, then you might be motivated enough to try and change your morning routine. Sadly, it’s hard to do so without a guide or some help to teach you the basics of being a morning person —a guide such as this one! Image Credit No more snoozing Get rid of those snooze alarms right now! Disable them completely or get an alarm clock that actually helps to wake you up, not tease you into sleeping a couple of extra minutes. Think of what you could do in five minutes. You could brush your teeth, wash your face, go toilet, brew a fresh cup of coffee or even get changed. Now think about how many times you hit that snooze button. Once, twice, three times the charm? That’s roughly 15 minutes of extra snoozing—but you still feel tired, right? So wh

You Look Great! 5 Ways to Lighten Up on Physical Appearance

Go on your Facebook or Instagram feed and you’ll be hard pressed not to find selfies of people flexing at the gym or sunbathing in a bikini. Sprinkled in are ads for skin creams, weight management shakes, hair restoration, cosmetic procedures and butt lifting yoga pants. Thanks to smartphones and selfie culture we are all online being bombarded and obsessing over physical appearance, especially our own. Dr. Sanam Hafeez a NYC based licensed clinical psychologist, teaching faculty member at the prestigious Columbia University Teacher’s College and the founder and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, says it is time to lighten up. Below are some common obsessive thoughts and actions on physical appearance and what to do about them. 1. “It takes me an hour and 5 outfit changes before I can leave the house.” “When you find it difficult to commit to an outfit choice and rapidly change outfits only to look in the mirror thinking everything looks

Beloved Kid-Folk Duo Hullabaloo - "Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two"

Hullabaloo Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two   Hullabaloo Music   24 February 2017 CELEBRATING 13 YEARS, 13 ALBUMS, AND 3,000 SHOWS! BELOVED KID-FOLK DUO HULLABALOO IS SET TO RELEASE BEST OF HULLABALOO: VOLUME TWO   "Taylor Swift can wait.  Start your little ones on this country-pop album brimming with clever wordplay." --  People  magazine "As good as it gets when it comes to children's music." --  Parents Magazine "Hullabaloo is like the Pixar of kid-folk bands, treating its all-ages audience with dignity and taking nothing for granted." -- Chuck Campbell,  Knoxville News-Sentinel SAN DIEGO  -- As a prelude to their 3,000th show and to celebrate thirteen years of glowing critical acclaim, the beloved "free-range, organic kid-folk" duo  Hullabaloo  has compiled a sparkling new collection of Hullabaloo favorites  for kids and families.  Their 13th album,  Best of Hullabaloo: Volume Two , is set for release on  February 24

The Best in Budget Technology

Image Source When it comes to making things better technology-wise around your home, it leaves no room to budget for it effectively. People are always striving for bigger and better, when actually we can make do with the basics or cheaper version of a gadget, or realistically we can survive without it at all - our ancestors certainly did, and they turned out alright. However, if you truly need technology around your home - if it helps with childcare, your business or line or work or helps you upkeep your lifestyle, it can be a disadvantage to yourself to try and limit your use or the discovery of new additions. But as long as it’s as frugal as possible, what’s the problem…? Fast Internet The majority of us are operating from WiFi nowadays, using it to help us move remotely around the home. It’s certainly a  For the most part this is fine, but you may notice that you aren’t benefitting from the best download speeds available to you; for that you need to be connected to s

Top Brain Boosters to Add and Brain Drainers to Drop From Your Shopping List

Food on the Brain… The foods you have in your pantry and fridge may be helping or hindering your brain. Dr. Christopher Calapai DO,  a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine explains that the foods we choose have a lot to do with how sharp, attentive, alert, focused and happy we feel after they are consumed. Certain foods may taste great have additives in them that literally cloud our brains and leave us sluggish and dull headed. The opposite is also true. We can eat certain foods and feel a charge of mental energy and focus. We spoke to Dr. Calapai and got a quick list of foods that boost and drain the brain. Which ones will you add and remove from your shopping list? Brain Boosting Foods to Add! 1 Nuts and seeds Nuts and seeds are great sources of vitamin E.  Higher levels of vitamin E correspond with less cognitive decline as you get older. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, cashews, peanuts

Surprising Ways To Save Money On Your Purchases

It’s always a challenge when you need to buy things for your kids or home. After all, it can end up costing you a small fortune if it's a large item that’s needed. And with everything you need to buy your family, it’s money that you can’t really afford to spend. However, it’s not always the case that you need to spend a fortune. In fact, there are some great hacks which will ensure you don’t break the bank. And these are essential for moms to see if you want to save some money. Therefore, here are some surprising ways to save money on your purchases. flickr Do online surveys and reviews to earn vouchers If you have some spare time on your hands, it might be worth going online and doing some online surveys and reviews. While you can earn money from doing these, a lot of people don’t realize that you can actually receive vouchers too which you can use to buy items from major stores like Amazon. Therefore, if you need to do some shopping for your family or your home,

The Advantages of Making Your Own Baby Food

Frugal moms around the world all know the ridiculous costs of baby food . Formulas will cost you around $60 to $100 per month assuming you don’t breastfeed, food can be upwards of $100 per month depending on the brands of baby food you buy your child, and these costs are compounded by the amount of variety and lack of sales on baby food. Let’s face it, we can’t really buy these products in bulk if they are never on sale! So that’s why many moms around the world have turned to making their own baby food. Why? Isn’t it difficult? Doesn’t it cost more money? Absolutely not! In fact, it’s far cheaper, easier and healthier than you could ever imagine. Image Source Simplicity You’re not cooking up a gourmet meal for your baby in order to make baby food . You’re simply boiling some fruits or vegetables then mashing them up or blending it into a paste for your child to eat. You don’t add spices, seasonings or any special mixes. It’s so easy that even if you aren’t very good at c