Friday, October 14, 2016

Review: Profession Gurus Consulting Software

I had a newspaper journalism career for eleven years. I loved it, but I had to eventually accept the fact that the industry was dying. I had two newspapers go out of business on me in two years. I gave up my career choice and spent five years trying to figure out what else I wanted to do.

   I began taking a few college courses to help me on my quest to find my answer. I knew I had to get a degree (which I did not have while I was working as a journalist), but what to get a degree in? I had a few interests, but were any of them practical? Would I be happy doing any of them as a career? I used a variety of mediums to help me figure it out and one of them was Profession Gurus Consulting Software.
   For a while, I was considering an engineering or technology-based degree (and who knows, I might choose one again). There is a very good school not far from me that offers degrees in those fields. The Profession Gurus Consulting Software helped me decide that at this point in time, those degrees might not be the best choice for me. But in using said software, it helped me determine which fields might work for me and which might not. You can talk to people who are in the profession in which you have an interest, learn more about what it is really like.
   It is important to note that engineering or technology-based degrees are the only fields offered on Profession Gurus Consulting Software. It is a good tool for those who are considering such careers or who are certain they want to pursue a career in said fields.
Full disclosure: I was compensated for this review in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Review: BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp

If you are in the market for a quality desk lamp, this is the one you want. TRUST ME! I love this lamp so much!
   For one, the directions to put it together are super easy. It is three easy steps before you plug the lamp in. Second, this is a quality made lamp. The base of the lamp is heavy. You know that this will not be tipping over (and if you do not want to
use the base, you can order a table clip separately). The joints on the arm of the lamp are strong. I actually stood this thing straight up and there was no giving whatsoever.
   The lamp itself has a full degree of motion. There is no place in your room that you cannot point the lamp, no matter where it is sitting. It is touch-activated. You simply touch the metal loop on the top to turn it on and off. If you touch the loop for two seconds while the lamp is on, you will activate the Eye-care Mode, which adjusts the lamp to the ambient light already in the room. You will know the Eye-care Mode is on when a green light appears by the loop.
   That is a wonderful feature to have, especially since this lamp can get incredibly bright. If you do not want the Eye-care Mode, but you do want the light dimmer, simply adjust it using the knob on top. There is nothing about this lamp that I do not love. I love the look. I love the function. I love this lamp!
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: Lia Medical Tourniquet Trauma Kit

I cannot stress how important it is to have a well stocked first aid kit in your house. I almost hate to use the word "kit" in that. It should almost be a closet, in my opinion. I have one closet shelf dedicated to first aid supplies, which is quickly filling up. I will need another shelf soon. 

   A tourniquet kit was one thing I was missing in my first aid closet. However, I acquired this Lia Medical tourniquet kit. It comes with one tourniquet (obviously), one bandage and one emergency blanket. I am certified in first aid, so I took the classes and practiced tourniquets during the course. I am confident that I can use this kit if the need should ever arise - which I pray it does not.
   My husband wants to add this to his bug-out bag, which I am not opposed to. If a time should come when we do have to flee our home, I would prefer the tourniquet be in the bag. And if I ever should need it here at home, I know exactly where the bug-out bag is. It will take me just as long to get the tourniquet out of the bag as it would the closet.
   I made sure this tourniquet was not cheaply made. It would not be good if it would break in the middle of tightening it. My husband loaned me his arm and it passed the test. There were no problems, not even concerns that it might not hold.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Review: Jackyled Reacher Grabber

You know, I have always secretly wanted a grabber. It's just something that looks like it makes life easier. But, that desire was something I kept to myself because the majority of my family are old-fashioned and believe that if something makes life easier, it makes you soft.
   However, I have a couple family members who have fully accepted an easier lifestyle - my grandparents. They are
enjoying sitting in their chairs, watching television, whining about politicians, eating cookies and sleeping. They worked hard their entire lives (my grandfather is a World War II veteran) and they have earned the right to relax for the rest of their lives, as far as I am concerned. So, this grabber is going to go to them. Grandma can sit in her chair, watch Jeopardy and use the grabber to reach for and acquire the glass of water she set on down. She will not have to worry about getting up out of the chair and grabbing her walker just to lean over for her water glass.
   Hey. It's the little things in life.
   This particular grabber by Jackyled is very lightweight, so I do not need to worry about Grandma and Grandpa not being able to lift it. And as long as they use the lever on the side of the handle, they should be able to pick up almost anything. I did not use the lever at first and I dropped a glass. It was a test. I have been able to even pick a coin up off of my kitchen linoleum floor and a full can of tomato soup from my cabinet. So, a variety of shapes and weights can be lifted with this. 
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Review: MySlimEz Forskolin

It was only recently that I discovered forskolin. It worked so well the first time that I wanted to give it another go, but with another brand - MySlimEz. You have to find the brand that works best for you.
   Now, this is only the second brand of forskolin that I have tried, and I have to admit that this one is not as good as the first. Do not get me wrong, it still works but for me, personally, just not as well.

   MySlimEz claims to help boost metabolism and support weight loss. I have lost weight since I began taking it. I have lost five pounds. So, there is proof enough that it is not just another empty weight loss supplement. However, I do not feel an increase of energy with this one. Before when I took forskolin, I felt a steady supply of energy throughout the day - enough to keep up with my three-year-old son. That is the only downside to this particular brand of forskolin for me. You might have another result. Everyone's body chemistry is different. After all, I am experiencing weight loss with the product. Now, I should note that this brand of forskolin does not claim to increase energy.
   With that being said, I would recommend you give this a try. You may have different results than I did, but at least some results will be seen.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Review: Flanax

Over the years, I have tried almost every single over-the-counter pain reliever. When I find one that gives me more relief, that one has my loyalty. But, I will still try others to see if those others will give me the needed relief I am searching for.

   I had never heard of Flanax until recently. So, I wanted to give it a try. Let me just say - I made a good call. Let me explain.
   Over the years, I have built a tolerance to over-the-counter pain relievers (I started getting frequent migraines when I was in the fourth grade). I do not like taking more than two pills at a time because I worry about the long-term effect on my liver. So, when I got Flanax, I took two (as directed) for my headache. Within forty-five minutes, my pain had reduced. It was not gone, but there was a significant decrease. A few hours later when the pain started to build again, I took one more (the directions state that you should start with two, but do not exceed three within a twenty-four hour span). My pain relief continued throughout the day.
   I love the fact that this is also a fever reducer. My husband and I do not usually get fevers, but when we do, it really takes a toll. My husband usually sleeps throughout the day. I do not sleep, but my thinking becomes erratic. There is no sense going on in my thought process when I get a fever. I have not been able to test Flanax on fevers yet, but since it seemed to work with pain, I am confident it will work just as well with a fever.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge, and received compensation, in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Review: Olivia and Joy Control Top Panty Hose

I am not a big wearer of panty hose. It is rare for me to find a pair that I like. But I do not think that will be a problem anymore.
   First of all, I have long legs and more often than not, the crotch of panty hose fall much below where it should. When I get bigger sizes, then they are tall enough, but the legs are too loose and I have all of these wrinkles all over my calves and thighs. Fortunately that has not happened with these panty hose. They fit perfectly.
   I am also not a fan of flesh-colored panty hose. I love panty hose with color, but if I am going to downplay them I stick to black. Hey. Black is slimming. My legs certainly look and feel slimmer when I wear these.
   I also need panty hose that do not snag and tear on everything. These have stood the test of two wedding receptions. If they can take that, they can take anything. Of course, you have to take care of the panty hose properly. For one - do not put them in the washer. Please wash them by hand. This will help ensure that they do not fall apart. All in all though, these are not a bad pair to have on hand.
Full disclosure: I was sent this product free of charge in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.