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Monday, August 07, 2017

Top 5 Educational Apps for Android and iPhone


The share of mobile users is now larger than ever, with a staggering 4.7 billion users around the world having a mobile device. Tablets and smartphones have a variety of usages and are most commonly used for entertainment, web browsing and, surprise-surprise, studying.

There are all kinds of apps currently available. Apple’s and Google’s app stores are simply filled to the brim with paid and free apps for any occasion, but which of those tools are actually useful and which ones are better to avoid?

In order to save you time from sifting through the muck, here’s a small listing of apps we believe to be invaluable to those who need to improve their studies. We’ll limit ourselves to five best learning apps which can be used on both Android and iOS, so let’s dive right in. 

App #1. Productivity – Toggl
Finding enough time to study, do chores and otherwise unwind is quite a challenging feat, but with a time management tool, it may be a little easier. There are many alternatives to find, but Toggl may be just the one for you.

Toggl is a tool that allows to monitor everything you do. Another great thing is that it's widely available. It supports not only Android and iOS but Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems as well. The service is sold on a monthly basis (the lowest monthly subscription being $9), and there is a free 30-day trial. Give it a whirl before you commit.

App #2. Dictionary – Merriam-Webster
There is no shortage of good dictionaries – some are offline, some are free, and it's tough to pick one over the other. But Merriam-Webster barely scrapes by.

Why would you need a dictionary, you may ask? There is a thing that all students have in common – the requirment to write a ton of essays and papers. You know, the usual academic stuff for the curriculum. When someone is asked to write a paper, they are expected to possess the vocabulary range to make those papers and essays shine.

That’s when Merriam-Webster dictionary comes to the rescue. With its help you can find word definitions with ease. Merriam-Webster dictionary is available for Android and iOS platforms.

This school apps free and there's another noteworthy feature, this dictionary has robust voice recognition features. You don't have to write words; you can simply search for them via speech. That's nifty; arguably the top educational app.

App #3. Study planner – My Study Life
This tool allows you to manage this little thing it was named after – ‘your study life.’
It’s a well-designed app that presents an option to plan timetables, set reminders and manage assorted time management stuff. In fact, it’s not exclusive to students. Teachers and lecturers can use it to benefit from as well.
It’s easy to use, available on all platforms (Android, iOS, and Windows) and you can freely sync it across all your devices. Stay connected at all times, track your assignments, and get notified.

App #4. Take notes – Evernote
Now it’s time to discuss Evernote, a massively popular cross-platform note-taking tool. Available for Android and iOS, as well as desktop computers, it allows every student to find notes on any device that has Evernote installed. Become organized, study more efficiently, and remember everything. Evernote is a suite of solutions that will only benefit your studying process. One of the best apps for school.

5) Khan Academy
Here’s another popular resource that has gotten a ton of buzz. Khan Academy is an educational app (or service, rather) that has over 10,000 videos on pretty much every academic subject in its library. Maths, history, science, engineering, economics, and countless others; the depth of choice is simply staggering. If you’re studying a subject at college, chances are it’s already majorly represented on Khan Academy.

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It was established in 2007 by Salman Khan. It’s intended to be a non-profit service that aims to bring high-quality education for free to anyone and anywhere. A noble cause, and you can easily benefit from it. Get lessons, practice and deepen your knowledge. There are even test prep categories for SATs. Apps for Android and iOS are available. On top of that, it is possible to explore all content on your PC. 
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Social isolation, Loneliness could be Greater Threat to Public Health than Obesity - New Study


A new study presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association has revealed that loneliness and social isolation has become a greater public health hazard than obesity.

Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need — crucial to both well-being and survival. Extreme examples show infants in custodial care who lack human contact fail to thrive and often die, and indeed, social isolation or solitary confinement has been used as a form of punishment,” said Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, professor of psychology at Brigham Young University. “Yet an increasing portion of the U.S. population now experiences isolation regularly.”

Approximately 42.6 million adults over age 45 in the United States are estimated to be suffering from chronic loneliness, according to AARP’s Loneliness Study. In addition, the most recent U.S. census data shows more than a quarter of the population lives alone, more than half of the population is unmarried and, since the previous census, marriage rates and the number of children per household have declined.

“These trends suggest that Americans are becoming less socially connected and experiencing more loneliness,” said Holt-Lunstad.  
To illustrate the influence of social isolation and loneliness on the risk for premature mortality, Holt-Lunstad presented data from two meta-analyses. The first involved 148 studies, representing more 300,000 participants, and found that greater social connection is associated with a 50 percent reduced risk of early death. The second study, involving 70 studies representing more than 3.4 million individuals primarily from North America but also from Europe, Asia and Australia, examined the role that social isolation, loneliness or living alone might have on mortality. Researchers found that all three had a significant and equal effect on the risk of premature death, one that was equal to or exceeded the effect of other well-accepted risk factors such as obesity.

“There is robust evidence that social isolation and loneliness significantly increase risk for premature mortality, and the magnitude of the risk exceeds that of many leading health indicators,” said Holt-Lunstad. “With an increasing aging population, the effect on public health is only anticipated to increase. Indeed, many nations around the world now suggest we are facing a ‘loneliness epidemic.’ The challenge we face now is what can be done about it.”
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Rihanna stuns in bright red dress for the Premiere of Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

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29-year-old Rihanna stepped out in a beautiful long red dress to attend the Valerian premiere on July 24, 2017 at Los Angeles.  The outfit is by Giambattista Valli.

The pop star looked so gorgeous.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Best Beauty Skin Care Tips Before Your Next Big Event

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So, you want to look great on the big day but not sure where to start from? Well, worry not, as you’re not alone feeling this way, or feeling anxious about the big event looming large on horizon. You want the skin to dazzle with radiance and glow so that you could hog the limelight when it matters the most. After all, big day matters a lot for anyone!

Whether it’s wedding or a big company gala or some other event, you got to be ready with a shining and healthy-looking skin. You thus will start to prepare months in advance to get the kind of complexion and glow for the skin. Eating healthy will help but you’d certainly more, a lot more, to make your event memorable. And you have to put in some effort to look good!     
Here are best beauty skin care tips before your next big event –

#1    Drink Plenty of water
Clear and glowing skin is not possible unless you implement the virtues of staying fresh and hydrated. So, you should start drinking plenty of water on a regular basis so that you’re ready when the day approaches. This may not work well on dry skins but it is a good remedy for dull and hydrated skins. This will help keep toxins out of the body and replenish the skin. Further, your skin will regain the lost fluid content and look refreshed and youthful. By drinking lots of water, you can start looking younger, brighter and rosier for sure.  

#2     Avoid dairy-heavy diet 
Water is good for skin but surely not dairy. If the former keeps the skin hydrated and youthful, then the latter leaves it with dull complexion. Dairy is indeed good for health but certainly not a wise option when you are preparing for a glowing skin. So, you should either stop the dairy intake for a few days and if not, could cut back on the quantity to keep the skin in the desired state. This for only few days and as the event finishes, you can always get back to pampering yourself with cream, milk, cheese or what suits you the best.  

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#3    Exfoliate
To get clear and glowing skin, you should include exfoliation into everyday care regime. This way, you can get rid of deal skin cells and inch closer towards attaining a beautiful and youthful skin. If you won’t exfoliate, dead cells then can build up to make the complexion dull and sallow. Only then can you expect your facial treatment to deliver the kind of result you need from it. But yes, stay away from exfoliates containing ingredients with sharp edges as it can damage the skin. Choose the one that ensures active turnover of cells which can keep your skin ready for the big day. 

#4    Sleep well
Sleep-deprived bodies won’t have glowing and radiating skin and scientists have proved them long. You just can’t compromise with sleep and its quality when skin matters to you the most. Not taking proper sleep may lead to dark circles around the eyes and it also makes the skin sallow. Moreover, researches have shown how not taking proper sleep is the reasons of premature aging and grayness. So, your strategy for the big day should be to have lots of sleep to keep the skin, cells and body ready and glowing. This is how you can get a bright and radiant skin.     

#5    Benefit from facial mask
Facial masks can help a lot in fetching you a radiant and glowing skin, provided you know which one to choose. You can add them to the skin care arsenal of proper sleep and drinking lots of water to get good results. But yes, you have to find the best facial mask that can complement you daily skin care routine perfectly. You should go for a facial mask full of peptides and other helpful ingredients to add radiance to your face. It can also help you de-stress and have a soothing feeling to the skin.

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#6    Go for Facial
Facial works big time so you should go for it. Timing is important and getting it done some two to three weeks prior to the big day can make the real difference. This way, you can be sure of a glowing, radiant and stunning skin on your big way. Getting a facial can help you in more than one way, as not only it helps solve the problem of uneven tone but also of uneven textures. It can be keep in check those unwanted breakouts that take away the glow of the skin. So, go for facial and tackle your skin issues in the best way possible.

#7    Mud mask
Mud mask is a rage these days. Ask any skin care expert and she will instantly recommend one for you to get the desired glow and youthfulness to the skin. Even celebrities use it to tone the skin and look as radiant as they can possible be. The best part, it’s easy to do and you can do at home itself. It can gently exfoliate and fetch you a smooth and glowing skin for sure. It’s simple, convenient and above all, does not cost anything. So, make sure you get the application of mud mask and get ready for the big event.  

#8    Oxygen facial
If you love to follow in the footsteps of celebrities, you must know how oxygen facial is used by your icons. You too can do it and get a beautiful and bouncy skin with ease. The idea behind this treatment is so boost up the level of collagen and lend the skin the much-needed glow. Like a top creative event agency that leaves nothing to complain, you too have to showcase be bang on with skin care so that the best results are visible on the big day. Your skin will glow when treated with the spraying of oxygen, serum and antioxidants. So, trust oxygen facial and get the desired shine and glow to the skin.  

Author Bio:-  Akshay Sharma is a digital marketing enthusiast and has written many topics in the related field.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Barbadian singer Rihanna looks gorgeous in Nude Fenty Puma Pumps

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Rihanna stepped out in a nude mini trench coat dress in Giorgio Baldi, Santa Monica, Calif.  The singer paired her outfit with her Fenty Puman lace-up sneaker collection.  She opted for an eye-catching red handbag and layered gold necklaces.

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Beyonce reveals Twins: Sir and Rumi Carter on Instagram

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Beyonce and Jay Z have revealed the faces of their twins name on social media. The 35-year-old singer shared an image of herself with the twins - a boy and a girl captioned:  “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today  🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾,”

The photo was taken in front of an elaborate floral archway. Congratulations to the couple.
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Friday, July 07, 2017

Ciara And Russell Wilson celebrate 1-Year Wedding Anniversary

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Dream guy: 'I remember telling my friend the kind of guy I wanted,' she confessed last year, saying Russell ticked all the boxes

Ciara and Russel celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary on July 6, 2016.  CiCi shared a beautiful banner message in the sky which reads:

"'HAPPY 1 YEAR BABY! YAY! I ❤️U!'...I'm Grateful to God for the Love he has given me, by putting you in my life. I have all that I need. Truly 1 of the Best years of my life."

Happy 1st Anniversary to Ciara & Russel Wilson! See her Sweet Message to Him

The couple who got married in 2016 welcomed their first child, Sienna Princess together in April, 2017.

Congratulations to the family.

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