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Amazon Prime Day is an annual sale that takes place on Amazon for 36 hours for its prime members only. Prime day started as a celebration for Amazon’s birthday 5 years ago. And now it is an event that is even bigger than Black Friday by the number of different sales going on – over 100,000.

This year, Prime Day is happening on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 and we cannot wait to share all the best Prime Day deals with you!

How to participate?

In order to get these great deals, you have to have an Amazon Prime Membership. There are a number of benefits you get from being a member outside of being able to participate in Prime day.

With an Amazon Prime Membership you can expect to get:

  • FREE Same-Day and 2-Hour Delivery in select areas
  • FREE Two-Day Shipping on over 100 million items
  • Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of movies and TV episodes with Prime Video.
  • A growing selection of 2 million songs – always ad-free.
  • Enjoy unlimited reading on any device, with over a thousand books, magazines, comics, articles, Kindle Singles, and more.
  • Free game content every month, member exclusive discount on new release video games and loads more.
  • 30-minute early access to Lightning Deals.
  • FREE unlimited photo storage for you and five others. Plus, an upgraded search helps you find photos fast.

And this list is always growing. If you do not have an Amazon Prime membership, now is the perfect time to do a 30-day free trial for Amazon Prime so you can still get all the Prime Day 2018 deals!

This year, we will be updating this post multiple times a day, keeping the deals with the closest expiration dates on top, while we remove the deals that expire. It is going to be happening all day and fast!

So bookmark this page and refer back to it often to get the latest and greatest deals for Amazon Prime Day 2019.

Last year there were a number of Amazon products on sale ranging from Amazon Echo devices, Fire TV Sticks, Fire tablets, and more. But there are a number of other products that are not Amazon devices that go on sale too such as the Instant Pot and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Last year I even got a Fitbit Charge 2 at a fraction of the price they usually are. If you are looking for a good deal on a product you’ve been eyeing on Amazon, now is the time to buy!

Below are the deals we think millennial women who shop on Amazon would be most excited to see. Check it out!

Best Prime Day Deals for Millennial Women

Note: I will not know what’s on sale for 2019 until a few days before it starts this year, but once I do, I’ll update this list and keep it updated on a regular basis! If you are interested in these items, I recommend you add them to your cart NOW as it will make it much easier to grab them when they go on sale!

These items are on sale on 7/10/2019 at the times listed: Electronics

Proscenic M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner, Laser Navigation, App & Alexa, 2600 Pa Powerful Suction, Carpet Boost, Electronically-Controlled Water Tank for Carpet & Hard Floors

HP Color Laserjet Pro M180nw All in One Wireless Color Laser Printer with Mobile Printing & Built-in Ethernet (T6B74A)

LIFX + (BR30) Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb with Infrared for Night Vision, Adjustable, Multicolor, Dimmable, No Hub Required, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit and the Google Assistant, Pack of 4

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa

Nanit Plus – Smart Baby Monitor and Wall Mount: Camera with HD Video & Audio – Sleep Tracking – Night Vision – Temperature & Humidity Sensors and Two-Way Audio

Evapolar EvaSMART Personal Evaporative Air Cooler, Purifier and Humidifier, Portable Air Conditioner EV-3000 with Alexa support – Opaque White

Scout Alarm Home Security System Wireless & DIY – 24/7 Professional Monitoring – No Long Term Contracts – Works with Alexa – 9 Piece Kit- Great For Homes Over 2000 Sq Ft

Xbox One S 1TB Console – Battlefield V Bundle

ChargePoint Home WiFi Enabled Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger – Level 2 240V, 32 amp Electric Car Charger for All EVs, UL Listed, ENERGY STAR, Plug-in, 18 Ft Cable, 50 Dollar Public Charging Credit

Sonos Play:1 – Compact Wireless Smart Speaker – Black

ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Alexa

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect, 3rd gen technology – Silver, works with Alexa

Sony XBR65X900E 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model), Works with Alexa

Fashion

Amazon Brand – Core 10 Women’s (XS-3X) High Waist Yoga Lattice 7/8 Crop Legging – 24″

Women Tank Top with Built-in Bra, Lightweight Yoga Camisole for Workout Gym Fitness

Lazysuit Sauna Suit Women Fitness Weight Loss Clothes

MOTHER Superior – The Tomcat High-Rise Straight Leg Jeans in Pray for Hidden Gems

Adramata 9 Pcs Boho Headbands for Women Girls Wide Bohemian Knotted Yoga Headband Head Wrap Hair Band

8 Pairs Mottled Acrylic Hoop Earrings Resin Statement Drop Dangle Earrings Polygonal Bohemian Fashion Jewelry Earrings for Women Girls

Me&Hz Colorful Layered Tassel Earrings Bohemian Dangle Drop Earrings for Women Girls Tiered Tassel Druzy Stud Earrings Women Gifts

Home

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Smokers Allergies and Pets Hair, True HEPA Filter, Quiet in Bedroom, Filtration System Cleaner Remover Eliminators, Odor Smoke Dust Mold

Home Zone Bookcase Storage Rack with 5-Tier Wide Shelving Unit | | Steel and Wood with Satin Nickel Finish

YOUKADA Handheld Cordless Massage Stick, Rechargeable Deep Tissue Massager for Muscle, Portable Electric Massage Therapist for Neck, Back, Legs, Body, Ideal Pain Relief for Mom/Dad/Women/Men (Gold

Houseables Pot Filler, Folding Faucet, Oil Rubbed Bronze, 21″ Length, Double Joint Spout, Wall Mount, Hanging, Retractable, Swing Arm, Commercial, Modern Potfiller, For Kitchen, Sink, Kitchen Specific

Smugdesk High Back Executive Office Chair with Thick Padding Headrest and Armrest Home Office Chair with Tilt Function, Dark Black

Handheld Vacuum, LOZAYI 7KPA Cordless Hand Vacuum Cleaner Rechargeable Hand Vac, LED Light 100W Stronger Cyclonic Suction Lightweight Wet/Dry Vacuum for Home Pet Hair Car Cleaning

Christopher Knight Home 300496 Colonial Outdoor Sand Finish Acacia Wood & Rustic Metal Bench, Black

Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL770) Blender/Food Processor with 1500W Auto-iQ Base, 72oz Pitcher, 64oz Processor Bowl, (2) 16oz Cup for Smoothies, Dough & More

Vacuum Sealer By NutriChef | Automatic Vacuum Air Sealing System For Food Preservation w/ Starter Kit | Compact Design | Lab Tested | Dry & Moist Food Modes | Led Indicator Lights (Silver)

Nest (T3007ES) Learning Thermostat, Easy Temperature Control for Every Room in Your House, Stainless Steel (Third Generation), Works with Alexa

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

iTouchless 13 Gallon Stainless Steel Automatic Trash Can with Odor-Absorbing Filter, Wide Opening Sensor Kitchen Trash Bin, Powered by Batteries (not included) or Optional AC Adapter (sold separately)

Personal Development

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

JoyNote A5 Classic Journal Notebook, Collegue Ruled Notebooks with Pen Loop, Thick Paper Small Notebook, 96 Sheets/192 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25 inches,Brown

Runner’s World Training Journal: A Daily Dose of Motivation, Training Tips & Running Wisdom for Every Kind of Runner–From Fitness Runners to Competitive Racers

The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals (Includes Refrigerator Labels)

Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free

Fitness & Health

Leaps & ReBounds Bungee Rebounder – in-Home Mini Trampoline – Safety Bungee Cover, Rubber Bungee Fitness Trampoline – Named Best Value Rebounder

Circuit Fitness Deluxe Club Revolution Cycle for Cardio Exercise – Yellow

Recoup Fitness Cryosphere Cold Massage Roller – 6 Hours Cold Relief – Ice Cup – Myofascial Release- Great for Recovery – Free Rolling Removable Ball – Deep Tissue Massage – Pain Relief – Ice Pack

YoYoFit Slim Kids Fitness Tracker Heart Rate Monitor Watch, Kids Activity Tracker Waterproof Pedometer Watch for Kids, Digital Kids Alarm Clock Step Calorie Sleep Health Tracker as Best Fitness Gift

Power Fit Whole Body Vibration Exercise Platform – Whole Body Vibrating Machine – Fitness Equipment for Home Gym – Vibration and Exercise Step Platform – Workout Enhancer

Victorem Resistance Booty Bands Set – Wide, Cloth Hip Bands with an Exercise Training Guide

New Balance Women’s FuelCore Nergize V1 Cross Trainer

SYOSIN Abdominal Machine for Full Range of Motion Ab & Core Workouts, Home Fitness Equipment for Beginners

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Blogging is one of the fastest growing industries around, with new blogs popping up all the time. Many bloggers are also looking to turn their blog into a successful business. The appeal of working for yourself makes blogging an attractive career option. A blog can spin off into an incredible career like it did for bloggers like John Lee Dumas. By the end of 2017, his site Eofire had grossed over 12.5 million dollars. But how can you get from hobby to business?

Know Your Audience

A detailed audience profile is essential in building your blog. You need to know who your audience is so you can effectively deliver the content they’re looking for. 

Dig into your Google Analytics to begin getting some insight into who is using your site. In the Audience Demographics tab, you can start to get a picture of your audience. What gender are they? How old are they? Where are they based? What are their interests? Once you know, you can start tailoring your content to suit your demographics and build a loyal audience who’ll keep coming back. 

Get Advertising On Site

Hosting adverts on site is a simple way to passively add an income stream to your site. You could sell ad space yourself to handpicked companies, or add adverts through a service like Google Ads. 

Google Ads is the simplest way to add adverts into your site in an unobtrusive way. Once set up, Google will deliver adverts that are tailored to the person viewing your blog. Don’t be tempted to load your blog with ads. Choose a few unobtrusive spots for them to go, like the sidebar and don’t bombard site visitors with advertising. 

Use An Offer To Bring In Customers

With that loyal audience you’ve built, you have a great base of potential customers. The next step is to get them over the line to spend money. Depending on what your blog is about, set up a relevant offer with a prominent opt-in on site. For example, ask site visitors to give you their email address in exchange for a free PDF of healthy recipes, or encourage them to join your mailing list to get your newsletter full of social media tips. Tailor the offer to your blog niche, and deliver quality content that will help encourage the reader to become a customer, whether you’re selling online marketing courses or recipe books. 

Set Up Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing can be a great way to increase your income from your blog. Affiliate marketing means that if someone spends money with your affiliate partner, you earn a little of the profit if the customer came from you. 

There are lots of affiliate schemes out there, and which you join is up to you. Amazon Affiliates is easy to use and has a huge range of products. You could also join a group like Awin, who have affiliate schemes with hundreds of businesses. You can also arrange an agreement with a business yourself, and track customer spending with an affiliate code. 

Make sure you only recommend products that you actually think are good and are relevant to your audience. This builds trust and means your audience is more likely to buy things that you recommend. 

Create A Product To Sell

Selling a product is a great income stream. What you create will depend on your niche. Ebooks are a popular option; you could sell ebooks that are business guides, travel guides or recipe books. If your niche is web design, sell WordPress templates. You could offer online coaching or learning courses. 

Make it relevant to your content and your audience, and you have a ready-made customer you know is interested in your product. 

Write Consistently

If the blog is going to be the center of your business, you need to give it a lot of love and attention. You can’t expect your readers to keep coming back if you’re only posting erratically. Set up a content schedule and stick to it. Make sure your audience knows they can come back to your blog regularly and find new, quality content. 

Promote Your Content

There’s no point in writing all this great content if nobody knows you’re doing it. Promotion is essential to bring in new readers, and new customers. 

Promote your content with a marketing mix of onsite SEO, social media, email, and outreach. Make sure you use your social channels to engage too, not just promote. 

Build An Email List

An email list is a great way to talk to your most dedicated audience members. A list of emails is a great tool, as it’s under your control. A large social following can be lost overnight (just ask those who built a business on Vine) but your email list is yours and always there. Having an email list doesn’t mean you have to send out a newsletter. Instead, use it to share your content, products, and any offers. You should be aiming to convert email subscribers into customers who spend money. 

Stay Flexible

The internet is always changing, so it’s important to keep testing your income streams. Study your analytics to look for any changes in audience demographics and behavior, so you can adjust your content to match any shifts. Look out for new social platforms and see if they could fit into your promotional tools. Try out new ways of delivering content, and keep your content fresh. Don’t just stick with an old method if it’s not working. Keeping your content, products, and promotion new will keep your existing audience interested and will help to bring in a new audience too. 

However you decide to monetize your blog, if you want to grow to large scale business, make sure you keep the paperwork in order. If you’re expanding from a one-man-band blog to a brand with multiple income streams, using a formation agent can help you properly set up a company to keep things in order and keep the money coming in. 

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When dating a senior, the dynamics can be a whole lot different from dating a younger person. Dating for young people can be unscripted, spontaneous and fun. While spontaneity maybe appreciated and encouraged when dealing with seniors, there is usually some limit to what you can expect or what they can accommodate.

The same thing applies to a first date with a senior. The rules (or lack of one) that exist between younger dating folk may not apply here. While the younger folks can engage in a wide variety of activities, older folks will have a limited repertoire of what they can engage in.

Since we understand that seniors have likely been out of the game for quite some time, we will try in this article to provide them with some suggestions on how they can go about a first date.

We will not just assume that this date will be between two seniors. We will allow for the possibility that it could also be between a senior and a younger person. We will, therefore, look at the issue from these two angles.

Things to Understand Before Going on a Date with a Senior

Whether it is a case of two seniors going on a first date together or it’s a date between a senior and a younger person, there are a few important things you need to remind yourself of prior to this date. Knowing or rather reminding yourself of these things will help you manage the date better. You will know what to expect and what not to expect.

This article here presents a different angle which you should look at. We will look at it from another angle. The two should hopefully provide some balance.

They’ve Likely Been Out of the Game for a While

If you are a senior, then chances are that you have been away from the dating game for a while. If you are meeting another senior on this date, understand that this may also be the same case with this person. This means that the two of you should take it easy on yourselves.

If you are a younger person going on a first date with an older person, you should also bear this in mind and take it easy with them. Make them feel comfortable enough to loosen up. Having been out of the game for long can have an impact on their confidence. They may also be particularly afraid of rejection. How comfortable you can make them feel and how quickly this can be achieved will be an important factor.

They are Not as Excitable

Younger people can find fun in anything once they are attracted to themselves. This is usually put down to infatuation. Seniors have had a lot of experiences so they may not show as much excitement as a younger person may. Two seniors will understand this and find the excitement in younger ones around amusing and at the same time interesting.

If you are having this first date with a senior, don’t expect a lot of excitement. It may happen, but most likely won’t. If, however, you can get the senior relaxed enough, you may find yourself having loud laughs and a hearty time courtesy of the stories seniors are never short of.

They May not Have Bundles of Energy

This is almost a continuation from the point above. With an understanding of the naturally declining energy levels, you can plan the right activities.

First Date Ideas for Seniors

With all of the above out of the way, let us now explore some interesting first date ideas. Which of these ideas would work for you will revolve around the things you have found to be your shared interests. If however, you’re still at the stage of looking for how to meet seniors you can date, you can learn more here.

Think Picnic

A simple picnic is a good idea for two seniors to have a lovely first date. While enjoying the lovely outdoors and whatever meal you choose to share, you can get to know yourselves better and have fun doing so. Just pick a suitable location and let things flow naturally.

Try a Dance Club

If you find that the two of you love dancing, find a dance club around and go spend your time dancing away. You will have loads of fun, you will be in close contact and you will also not be under pressure to carry on a serious conversation unless of course, your date flows into that.

Visit the Farmer’s Market

You could also visit a farmer’s market close to you. This is both a safe and serene atmosphere for a slow-paced walk and light hearted banter. As you spend time with yourselves, you will know when to sit down for a more intimate “tête-à-tête”.

Try a Jazz Club

Are you both music lovers? Why not look for a jazz or music club and go have a nice time. You could look for where some of the songs that thrilled you during your youthful days can be performed. Sharing fond memories with a first date can be a very effective way of getting closer even as you have fun.

Go on a Simple Hike

A hike is another good option but for seniors who are strong enough for such an endeavor. Pick an easy route that is not lonely and certainly not dangerous. You can admire the surroundings as you chat on your walk. It will be both fun and beneficial to your health. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

There are a lot of other ideas that we cannot share here. You can, however, check a few others out here: https://www.nowtolove.com.au/lifestyle/weddings/how-to-date-when-youre-over-40-44860.

Conclusion

The first date as a senior can be as interesting as your first date as a teenager. The rules are basically still the same. Be sure to have your date in an open and well-populated location. You do not want to be alone in a secluded place with a first date.

Free yourself up to have some fun. Disabuse your mind from the notion that you can no longer have fun because you are now older. That’s a lie. You will be surprised at how much fun you can have even as a senior if you allow yourself.

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When dating a senior, the dynamics can be a whole lot different from dating a younger person. Dating for young people can be unscripted, spontaneous and fun. While spontaneity maybe appreciated and encouraged when dealing with seniors, there is usually some limit to what you can expect or what they can accommodate.

The same thing applies to a first date with a senior. The rules (or lack of one) that exist between younger dating folk may not apply here. While the younger folks can engage in a wide variety of activities, older folks will have a limited repertoire of what they can engage in.

Since we understand that seniors have likely been out of the game for quite some time, we will try in this article to provide them with some suggestions on how they can go about a first date.

We will not just assume that this date will be between two seniors. We will allow for the possibility that it could also be between a senior and a younger person. We will, therefore, look at the issue from these two angles.

Things to Understand Before Going on a Date with a Senior

Whether it is a case of two seniors going on a first date together or it’s a date between a senior and a younger person, there are a few important things you need to remind yourself of prior to this date. Knowing or rather reminding yourself of these things will help you manage the date better. You will know what to expect and what not to expect.

This article here presents a different angle which you should look at. We will look at it from another angle. The two should hopefully provide some balance.

They’ve Likely Been Out of the Game for a While

If you are a senior, then chances are that you have been away from the dating game for a while. If you are meeting another senior on this date, understand that this may also be the same case with this person. This means that the two of you should take it easy on yourselves.

If you are a younger person going on a first date with an older person, you should also bear this in mind and take it easy with them. Make them feel comfortable enough to loosen up. Having been out of the game for long can have an impact on their confidence. They may also be particularly afraid of rejection. How comfortable you can make them feel and how quickly this can be achieved will be an important factor.

They are Not as Excitable

Younger people can find fun in anything once they are attracted to themselves. This is usually put down to infatuation. Seniors have had a lot of experiences so they may not show as much excitement as a younger person may. Two seniors will understand this and find the excitement in younger ones around amusing and at the same time interesting.

If you are having this first date with a senior, don’t expect a lot of excitement. It may happen, but most likely won’t. If, however, you can get the senior relaxed enough, you may find yourself having loud laughs and a hearty time courtesy of the stories seniors are never short of.

They May not Have Bundles of Energy

This is almost a continuation from the point above. With an understanding of the naturally declining energy levels, you can plan the right activities.

First Date Ideas for Seniors

With all of the above out of the way, let us now explore some interesting first date ideas. Which of these ideas would work for you will revolve around the things you have found to be your shared interests. If however, you’re still at the stage of looking for how to meet seniors you can date, you can learn more here.

Think Picnic

A simple picnic is a good idea for two seniors to have a lovely first date. While enjoying the lovely outdoors and whatever meal you choose to share, you can get to know yourselves better and have fun doing so. Just pick a suitable location and let things flow naturally.

Try a Dance Club

If you find that the two of you love dancing, find a dance club around and go spend your time dancing away. You will have loads of fun, you will be in close contact and you will also not be under pressure to carry on a serious conversation unless of course, your date flows into that.

Visit the Farmer’s Market

You could also visit a farmer’s market close to you. This is both a safe and serene atmosphere for a slow-paced walk and light hearted banter. As you spend time with yourselves, you will know when to sit down for a more intimate “tête-à-tête”.

Try a Jazz Club

Are you both music lovers? Why not look for a jazz or music club and go have a nice time. You could look for where some of the songs that thrilled you during your youthful days can be performed. Sharing fond memories with a first date can be a very effective way of getting closer even as you have fun.

Go on a Simple Hike

A hike is another good option but for seniors who are strong enough for such an endeavor. Pick an easy route that is not lonely and certainly not dangerous. You can admire the surroundings as you chat on your walk. It will be both fun and beneficial to your health. Talk about killing two birds with one stone.

There are a lot of other ideas that we cannot share here. You can, however, check a few others out here: https://www.nowtolove.com.au/lifestyle/weddings/how-to-date-when-youre-over-40-44860.

Conclusion

The first date as a senior can be as interesting as your first date as a teenager. The rules are basically still the same. Be sure to have your date in an open and well-populated location. You do not want to be alone in a secluded place with a first date.

Free yourself up to have some fun. Disabuse your mind from the notion that you can no longer have fun because you are now older. That’s a lie. You will be surprised at how much fun you can have even as a senior if you allow yourself.

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Women usually tear their hair out when they are under stress. But dealing with real hair loss is much more dangerous and challenging. People who suffer from hair fall are always on the market for a viable remedy. Now, there are many medical treatments for hair loss. But you can also try homemade and natural solutions like oils, that are effective, and contain no chemicals that might cause side effects.

According to the American Hair Loss Association, more than 40% of people suffering from hair loss are women. With that in mind, before we get to the natural remedies for hair loss, we have to understand why your hair is falling out in the first place.

What causes hair loss?

You have to understand, hair loss doesn’t happen overnight. Yes, it might start suddenly, but that is because a certain trigger was activated.

However, there are many causes of hair loss, and they usually start slow, and then your hair falls out more and more. With that in mind, here are some of the most common causes of hair loss.

Hormonal changes

Childbirth, menopause and even PMS can cause some hair loss. That is why women are more susceptible to hair loss. Their hormones are more imbalanced than balanced. Men, on the other hand, start losing hair because their hormonal composition changes with age. In men, hair loss is caused by a response to the DHT hormone.

Thyroid disorders

Another cause is more common in women than in men. After all, women are those with thyroid problems. Both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism can lead to hair loss. The good news is that treating the thyroid disorder will reverse the hair loss process.

Stress

Nowadays, most of the diseases and illnesses can be caused by stress, both psychological and physical. For example, surgery, high fever, blood loss, all can cause stress that results in excessive hair shedding. Childbirth can also result in hair loss, especially in the first few months after delivery.

Many people also report hair loss during extreme mental stress or anxiety.

Medications

Some medications we consume can have side effects. One of those side effects is hair loss. Also, chemotherapy is known to cause hair loss, and at an extreme level, nevertheless.

Other medications that can cause hair loss include beta-blockers, thyroid medications, some oral contraceptives, antidepressants, anticoagulants, and anticonvulsants.

Nutritional deficiency

This is one of the common lifestyle issues that can easily be treated. Zinc and iron deficiency are among the most common nutritional causes of hair loss. However, there are other vitamins and minerals that can contribute to hair loss, including fats, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B-12, selenium, and biotin.

Is hair loss normal?

The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that we lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day. That is because the cycle of hair growth has a phase in which we shed hair.

Even if you just stand still, you will lose a bit of hair on a daily basis. On average, we shed 100 hairs per day. Some shed more, some shed less.

With that in mind, some hair shedding regularly is completely normal. Also, it is normal to shed a bit more hair after a stressful event, like a death in the family or major surgery. Increased hair loss in the winter can also be classified as normal.

However, if you are losing more than 100 hairs per day, or finding bald patches on your scalp, something is not right. If that is the case, you should consult with a dermatologist, and try some foods and remedies for hair growth.

Top 5 natural remedies for hair growth Coconut milk and fenugreek seeds

Coconut milk is among the more popular natural remedies lately. Coconut milk is rich in fats, protein, and other healthy nutrients that will nourish your hair and help you strengthen hair strands. With that in mind, here is how you can prepare this remedy.

  1. Start by taking one small coconut and grate it. Place it in a pan and let it boil on low flame for 3 to 5 minutes
  2. Strain to separate the coconut milk, and then pour the milk in a glass bowl
  3. Let the coconut milk cool down to room temperature. Add a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds and one tablespoon of crushed black pepper to the bowl
  4. Mix the ingredients, and then apply to the scalp. Move from roots to ends
  5. Leave the solution for 20 minutes on your hair. Rinse with lukewarm water, and follow up with shampoo and conditioner
Lemon juice and amla powder

Amla is one of the most important plants in Ayurveda medicine. Rich in vitamin C, AMla powder is a strong antioxidant, but also has anti-inflammatory properties. Combine with lemon juice to give your hair a boost of vitamin C and stimulate hair growth.

  1. Mix two tablespoons of amla powder and enough lemon juice to prepare a thin paste
  2. Apply the mixture on your scalp, and then leave it to stay for 20 minutes
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water, and follow up with shampoo and conditioner
  4. Repeat the treatment once per week
Onion juice

Onion is rich in sulfur, but also other nutrients that nourish the hair follicles. Applying onion juice can stimulate blood circulation to the scalp, increase shine and volume of your hair, but also improve hair strength. This treatment will minimize breakage and thinning of your hair.

  1. Peel one big onion, and then grate and strain it to extract the juice
  2. Apply the onion juice on your scalp using a cotton ball
  3. Leave the juice for 30 minutes, and then rinse with cool water
  4. Follow up with shampoo and conditioner as you regularly wash your hair. Repeat once per week
Neem leaves

Neem is a known plant for medical properties. Neem leaves provide antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties to your hair. As such, neem leaves are perfect for treating dandruff and stimulate your hair follicle to become stronger and encourage hair growth.

  1. Wash neem leaves under running water to remove any impurities
  2. Place the leaves in a pan, and add one glass of water. Bring it to boil and remove after five minutes
  3. Strain and separate the leaves from the water. Grind the leaves to prepare a paste. If the paste is too thick, add some leftover water
  4. Shampoo your hair, and then apply the solution on the scalp using your fingertips
  5. Leave the solution for 30 minutes, and then rinse away with lukewarm water. Do not apply shampoo afterward
  6. Repeat the treatment two times per week
Beetroot and henna

Beetroot helps you reduce dandruff, add shine to your hair, and prevent hair loss. You can use beetroot juice or beetroot leaves. In this case, we will use the leaves to prepare a nourishing paste rich in magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6.

  1. Take 8 beetroot leaves and put them in a pan with one glass of water. Bring to boil, and continue until half of the water remains
  2. Remove the leaves, and then grind them to prepare a paste
  3. Add a tablespoon of henna powder to the solution, and then mix thoroughly
  4. Apply the mixture on your scalp, and leave it for 20 minutes
  5. Rinse with lukewarm water, and follow up with shampoo and conditioner
  6. Repeat 3 times per week

Do you use any of these remedies? Feel free to brag about your success in the comments!

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As you already know, chapped lips are horrible. They’re going to hurt very badly. With that being said, it is vital to do everything humanly possible to protect your lips from drying out. There are plenty of great ways to protect your lips and you won’t be required to use any chapstick either. Within this guide, you’re going to discover 6 ways to keep your lips moisturized.

Drink More Water

When it comes down to it, dry lips can be caused by an abundance of things. Some people are out in the cold and this is the source. Others will actually be suffering from dehydration. This is definitely a big problem and it needs to be fixed right away. If you’re not drinking enough water, there is a good chance that your lips are going to be very dry. All you have to do to remedy the problem is to drink more water. This will offer a wealth of benefits. It’ll ensure that you’re properly hydrated and it’ll guarantee that your lips remain moist.

Exfoliate With A Soft Brush

If your lips are chapped, there is a real possibility that you’re dealing with dead skin cells. With that being said, you should consider exfoliating the skin. This will help get rid of the dead cells. The good news is that you won’t need to buy anything extra. In all likelihood, you already have a soft toothbrush in your drawer. If so, you’ll want to grab that. Use it to scrub your lips. Remember to be extremely gentle. If you’re too rough, there is a possibility that you’re going to damage your lips.

Use A Good Emollient

If you want to protect your lips to the fullest, you should think about using some thick emollients. This is the best option for people who do not want to buy anything extra. After all, you’ll only need some coconut oil or something similar. Once you’ve got this, you can just apply a generous amount of the oil to your lips. You can try using a hydrating lip oil with coconut oil. A lot of people will actually prefer this method. After all, you’re not going to be required to buy some type of lip cream that could do more harm than good.

Lip Balm

One of the best ways to protect your lips in cold weather is with lip balm. Just a little bit of the balm will go a long way in preventing chapped lips. You can purchase lip balm over the counter. However, you should know that not all brands are created equal. Choose a brand that you are familiar with because some do not contain the ingredients needed to offer full protection.

Balms with eucalyptus will work better to protect the lips from becoming chapped when exposed to cold weather. There are also other oils that can provide the level of protection as eucalyptus.

Utilize A Humidifier

While a humidifier will not protect your lips when you are outdoors, it will help keep them moistened. The extra moisture will protect against irritation caused by dry, cold air. It is recommended to run the humidifier at night. Of course, if you have the time, you can also utilize the humidifier during the day. The more you take advantage of the humidification provided by the machine, the healthier your lips will look. And, the less risk of irritation.

Avoid Licking Your Lips

The first sign of irritation will encourage you to lick your lips. This is a natural instant to lick your lips. However, you will need to refrain from doing this if you do not want to deal with chapped, cracked lips. Your saliva off your tongue will cause your lips to dry out. And, if your lips are already dry, the saliva will intensify the dryness.

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Skin that feels tight, itchy, and uncomfortable is an affliction that most of us experience at one time or another. But for some people, it’s a persistent problem that may require ongoing treatment.

One of the most common reasons that skin becomes chronically dry is a damaged moisture barrier. But simply slathering on moisturizer isn’t going to fix the problem, even if it helps in the short term. Instead, it’s essential to find the underlying cause of the problem. Once identified, the root cause can be treated so that the problem won’t keep coming back.

What is the moisture barrier and why do you need it?

The moisture barrier is the topmost layer of your skin, which helps you retain moisture. It also serves a protective function against bacteria, pollutants, allergens, and other irritants – like a personal bodyguard for your skin!

This barrier is comprised of healthy oils called lipids and skin cells. When it’s working properly, your skin is at its best. Think of a baby’s skin – that’s a perfect moisture barrier in action, which keeps it plump, soft, smooth, and beautiful.

What happens when your skin’s moisture barrier gets damaged?

When this barrier isn’t working properly, tiny micro-cracks tend to appear in the surface of your skin. Moisture can escape easily through these cracks, and irritants can also get in more easily. That means the problem of dry, cracked skin tends to snowball and get worse over time.

Before long, your skin becomes tough to the touch and feels stretched thin. It’s often visibly red and inflamed. When you look at such skin closely with a magnifying glass, it has a texture like crinkled crepe-paper.

Some other signs that you may have a damaged moisture barrier include:

  • Flaky, peeling areas of skin
  • Widespread itchiness
  • Skin that feels rough under your fingers
  • A stinging sensation when you use skincare products
  • Crepiness and fine lines
  • Skin problems such as eczema
  • Patches of rosacea
  • Breakouts of acne
How to repair your moisture barrier and rehydrate dry skin

Repairing your skin barrier will take time, dedication, and a totally new approach to skincare.

The most important thing you need to do is move to skincare products that rebuild your skin rather than put it under stress. That means avoiding lotions and creams with bad guys in the ingredients list. Avoid products that contain harmful substances such as parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, oxybenzone, or alcohol.

Here are 6 tips that will help you avoid harmful chemicals and keep your skin looking healthy and beautiful:

1. Use gentle cleansers on your face

When you’re cleansing damaged skin, you need to use a gentle approach. Switching to an all-natural cleanser is a good start. 

You could try this foaming apple juice cleanser, which is 100% natural with no fragrance or alcohol. Made with a blend of fresh apricot oil, macadamia oil, mango butter, and hydrogenated rapeseed oil, this cleanser helps to dissolve away makeup and excess sebum without damaging your skin barrier in the process.

2. Use a toner to keep your skin’s pH at a healthy level

Once your face is feeling spotless, rinse your cleanser off with warm water, and then apply a delicate toner. You should, of course, use a 100% natural, fragrance-free toner. 

It’s also important that your toner contains a naturally acidic ingredient, such as cucumber or lemon. This will help to rebuild your moisture barrier. Healthy skin always has a pH level that is slightly acidic, and even gentle cleanser can shift this to alkaline.

3. Moisturize while your skin is still damp

Don’t get distracted after toning. Follow up immediately with a fragrance-free moisturizer, ideally one that also has healing qualities. 

You can’t go wrong with natural skincare products such as the Vegetable Garden Day Moisturiser orBerry Blend Night Moisturiser from Okana.co.nz.

4. Avoid using soap on your body

If dry skin is a problem, avoid soaps and harsh shower gels that strip the skin of its natural oils. You don’t have to be squeaky clean all over to be fresh. 

Use a small amount of cleanser on a soft washcloth for areas that need extra attention. After rinsing, dry with a soft towel then apply gentle body lotion while your skin is still damp.

5.Back off on the hot water

Don’t have searing hot showers – even when cold weather makes it very tempting. Really hot water strips your skin’s natural oils, undoing your good skincare work, so ease off on the temperature of your shower.

6. Eat for skin health

Foods that are good for your skin are also good for every other organ in your body. For an effective skin moisture barrier, cut back on processed foods, sugar, caffeine, and alcohol. 

At the same time, increase your intake of fresh fruit, vegetables, and foods that are rich in omega-3s like nuts, oily fish, and avocados. Your hair will benefit from this diet upgrade too!

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Exhaustion is becoming a norm in our society today. Between family and social life, work or school, and several other commitments you’re trying to juggle, it’s easy to blame it on a busy lifestyle. It can be tempting to rely on coffee, energy drinks, and even over-the-counter medications to get you through the day. But these short-term energy boosts aren’t the healthiest option. In the long run, it’s better to explore why you might be feeling fatigued in the first place. Since this is such a general symptom, it can be a result of anything, including:

Living a Sedentary Lifestyle

You may not use up a lot of energy sitting on the couch, but inactivity ironically lowers your energy levels. When you exercise, your body produces all kinds of helpful chemicals that increase energy levels, eliminate fatigue, and leave you feeling great the rest of the time. The good news is even minimal increases in physical activity can make a difference. Be sure to replace sedentary behaviors with active ones. For starters, walk to short distances as opposed to driving, avoid the elevator and take the stairs, avoid sitting for too long, and so on.

Lack of Sleep

Sleep deprivation seems like an obvious cause of fatigue, yet many of us are constantly not getting enough sleep for one reason or another. When you sleep, your body releases hormones that regulate your energy levels and metabolism, which leaves you feeling refreshed, energized, and alert when you wake up. To improve your sleep quality, try to maintain a consistent sleep routine, eat lightly before bedtime, create a soothing pre-sleep routine, sleep on a comfortable bed and a mattress made with organic materials, and improve your sleeping environment by keeping it clean, quiet, cool, and dark.

High-Stress Levels

Another cause of constant fatigue is something we’re all familiar with; stress. While a little stress actually makes you more alert to perform better in certain tasks, prolonged, excessive stress can cause physical and emotional exhaustion and even lead to illness. Learning how to manage your stress levels can prevent you from feeling completely tired. The first step is to identify the cause of your stress. Then, you need to avoid your stressors whenever possible, accept what you can’t change, learn and practice relaxation techniques, and learn to forgive among other things.

Poor Diet

Our overall well-being is a direct reflection of what we eat and drink. Most of us eat junk food, refined carbs, foods with high sugar levels, and several other processed foods. These foods contain little to no nutrients, which means they do nothing for your energy levels and only leave you feeling drained. To eliminate fatigue and improve your overall health, strive to have healthy meals with lots of fiber, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables, proteins, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and don’t forget to drink enough water.

Medical Conditions

Have you made the necessary lifestyle changes to do with the above causes, but still feel exhausted all the time? Well, not to alarm you, but there could be an underlying medical condition. There are several medical conditions that can leave you feeling fatigued always, including diabetes, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, sleep disorders, heart disease, pregnancy, an underactive thyroid, anemia, and so on. If you’re worried that one of these conditions might be causing your constant exhaustion, visit your healthcare provider as soon as possible to discuss your worries.

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The most common causes of house insurance claims are water damage whose percentage is constantly increasing in Ireland and other countries. However, it is seen that many water damage claims are rejected. This happens mostly because of the homeowner’s errors while filing the claim to the Insurance Company. It is important to learn the specific steps about how to file an Insurance Claim for Water Damage. 

Whenever there is property damage, restoring it to the normal condition, requires a lot of time, effort and money. In case your home is covered with a trusted house insurance company you can at least alleviate the burden on your budget to some extent. An insurance company reimburses most of the repairing cost and helps you to restore the property quickly. Thus, purchasing insurance to cover your property is the best way to reduce the financial strain in case of property damage. 

Let us learn in details about what homeowners should do to file an Insurance claim for a smooth claim process. Let’s begin with the Do’s and Don’ts.

Do.
  • Prevent any additional damage by securing your valuables. Board up any broken doors, tarp holes, turn off the water supply. You must also take the valuables to a safe and dry place.
  • Make sure to record all the evidence and proof of water damage like any broken parts that might be the cause of the water damage. You should never through away or alter the scene until the inspection takes place.
  • Read all the terms and conditions of the Insurance Policy to know which Water damage is not covered under the policy.
  • Prepare a detailed list of all the damaged items mentioning their model numbers, condition, actual cost and replacement cost.
Don’ts
  • Never through away any damaged item unless the inspection is done. 
  • Do not repair any item unless the inspection is done by the insurance company.
  • Don’t use the insurance company listed vendors as there is no obligation. Use experienced and reliable vendors whom you know for the repair works.
  • If you follow the above Do’s and Don’ts it helps you for a smooth claim process and settles your claim quickly with the Insurance Company.
  • Having said so, let us learn how to file an Insurance Claim for water damage.
Steps to file an Insurance Claim for water damage The Claim Process
  • Approach your agent or the insurance company and file your water damage claim.
  • Within 2 days of filing the claim the Insurer contacts you to explain the entire process and your responsibilities.
  • The investigation starts within 15 days as soon as the insurer receives written notice from you.
  • The decision of acceptance or rejection comes within 15 working days. In case the claim is positive money gets credited to your account within 5 working days.
  • You will receive a written explanation if the claim is rejected.
Inspection by Adjusters

This is the second most important step after you file an Insurance Claim for water damage. All claim inspections are carried out by professional adjuster who inspects the damage and reports to the Insurance Company. They also negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf ensuring a smooth and beneficial claim process. 

Adjusters are of three types:
  • An individual salaried employee working for the Insurance Company.
  • Any claim service provider to the Insurance Company, like an independent contractor.
  • Public Adjuster who charges a percentage of the claim as a fee.

Tip: Hire a Public Adjuster to have the maximum chance for insurance claim success. However, ensure the person you are working with is a licensed adjuster.

Claim Settlement

If everything goes well and the insurance policy you have covered the sustained damage, the claim is settled within 5 working days. However, the reimbursed amount for the replacement cost policy and actual cash value coverage policies are different.

  • Replacement cost Coverage – The reimbursed amount is paid to repair your home on the basis of the current cost of construction. 
  • Actual cash value Coverage – The reimbursed amount is paid for rebuilding or replacing your property.
Problem with Molds

Mold remediation, in general, is not covered by Insurance companies when you file an Insurance claim for water damage. However, some insurance company only covers the repair costs. Remember, molds spread fast damaging large area in days. The best way to tackle this problem is to remove the excess water and dry the household materials quickly. 

Temporary Housing

Some insurance policies cover additional living expenses when your home is badly damaged and you have to live outside until the restoration work is over. Check whether your policy has this coverage or not and also find out the details of the expenses to be reimbursed.

Final Verdict

Water Damage restoration is difficult and time-consuming. Be mindful and take extra precautions to prevent your home any water damage in the future. Always read all the terms and conditions mentioned in the insurance policy you have before you submit a claim for water damage. If you still have water damage, follow the above steps to settle your claim smoothly.

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Living in the city centre is a brilliant way for a wide range of people, from students and young professionals, to even retirees, to stay connected in a vast social network, with access to amenities and attractions within arm’s reach. It’s also more popular than ever before to live in the city, with populations doubling since the 21st century.

There is no doubt then that living in the ‘concrete jungle’ has its benefits, but it can also be easy to feel swallowed up at times by the city, and it can prove expensive if you’re not looking in the right places. With that in mind, take a look at our list of Top-Tips for living in a city-centre

Escape the tourist traps

For many students living on a budget, finding cheap places to shop and socialize can be a challenge. Take the time to explore your city and veer off the beaten path, and you’ll soon find something special. Liverpool has a ton of restaurants within a stones’ throw distance of the universities, from affordable, fast food at places like Yard and Coop, to award-winning restaurants like Mowgli.

If you’re moving to the city for the first time alone, and don’t know anyone in the area, perhaps try to reach out and connect with new people, rather than keeping your head down and feeling secluded as a result. There are always hobby clubs and gym/sports classes to get involved in, and if you’re at university, then perhaps try joining a student union with others that share your interests.

Make the most of the space you have

Living within walking distance often comes with a compromise: you nearly always forfeit some of your space. However, many enjoy the Japanese-esque compartmentalized living, and property companies such as RW Invest, with offerings in both Manchester and Liverpool, provide adaptable studio flats with efficient, space-saving furniture that tenants can use how they please. 

If you fail to find yourself in an abundance of space, think creatively about how you can store your bits and pieces, and throw out or sell anything you don’t need.

Choose where’s best to live

There are plenty of vibrant, enticing cities in the UK, filled with attractions, events, and opportunity for work, but some places can prove to be a lot more affordable than others. 

London is considered by many to be one of the most exciting places to live in the centre of, with its job opportunity, huge tourist draws, and vast network of easy travel (thanks in large part to the London underground rail system or ‘tube’, which has 11 lines spanning 270 stations and 402km across London). Many quote the popular phrase ‘Tired of London, tired of life’, which infers that the city has everything that one could need and more, but it also has high living costs and rent as a result. With the rise of the ‘northern powerhouse’ in cities such as Manchester, there is more potential than ever to live in a mirroring northern area that is quickly adopting the same bustling atmosphere as the capital.

Businesses are among those veering their head northwards and moving away from the capital, as it’s cheaper and starting to rival London in terms of busyness and electric mood. 

Liverpool, for example, the fastest growing city centre in recent years (increasing 181% between 2002 and 2015), is becoming a desired cultural and creative hive for software and game development companies in the technology-driven area of the Baltic Triangle. Incentives and campaigns are also being offered to law firms, typically associated with London, such as rough travel time of 2 hours and an estimated halved cost for running an office space.

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