When you try to be more conscious of your health and the environment, biking or walking to work can be ways to directly contribute to both. Not only are you getting in some exercise, but you’re not using gas which adds to pollution. Of course, if it’s a rainy day, you’re not going to be as apt to deal with the chance of getting wet.
How many of you are carrying around a wallet that is older than dirt, filled with too many useless pieces of paper that aren’t money, and looks like it’s about dissipate into the wind? Chances are, you need to prioritize what you’re carrying around with you, clean out the trash, and then get a new wallet. If you’d like to go the minimalist but most useful route, then getting something that is small yet efficient will be the way you want to go.
Hailing from an area where there are more cows and cornfields than people, I have seen duct tape used in a variety of ways. While keeping the front bumper of your car on and fixing pipes with the silver sticky magic paper may seem uncouth to some, let me tell you that the stuff is going to outlast most of mankind. It does come with a connotation of being for rednecks that is generally unfavorable, but it is and has been a lifesaver countless times.
When you like going out at night for music, drinking, and dancing, you’ll notice that some people like to be wall flowers, blending into the background without being seen, but getting to watch. Others want to stand out from the crowd, blazing their individuality as bright as the sun. Since there are several of the latter in the world, it makes it hard to shine more than the others around you. If you like being a light in dark places, then you know that wacky clothing and glow sticks aren’t going to cut it.
New fangled gadgets and gizmos are showing up every day, and for some of us, we’re plenty happy with the old stuff we have that still works. Of course we want to have all the extra goodies of activity tracking, notifications, and smartphone whatevers, but when you bought something that was built to last and it lasts, it’s silly to toss it out for something of lesser quality. If you want all the new hotness without tossing out old faithful gadgetry, why not upgrade it?
It may be beautiful this time of year, but it is merely the calm before the storm. We never know when or how much snow and ice we’re going to get every winter, but we always have to be prepared regardless. It’s time to start pulling out the marshmallow-looking jackets and ear muffs, however, neither are going to help keep you upright when you’re walking to work on an icy sidewalk.
When we’re tired, it shows pretty quickly on our faces. We start developing dark circles under our eyes, our face starts breaking out, and it’s hard to keep our eyelids open. If you have to work a full day when you’re already exhausted, you’re really going to be putting your body and specifically your eyes through the ringer. Staring at a computer all day is murder on your poor peepers, and if you start to have eye fatigue, you’re going to want a way to placate it so you can keep on working.
No one wants to think about the bad things that can happen in life. In truth, there’s no reason you should think about it every second of every day, but there’s no harm in planning for a few possibilities either. There are plenty of terrible things happening all over the world this very moment, and in our relative peace of day-to-day living, we can’t imagine that any of them would happen to us. It’s smart to keep a bug-out bag in your car for those extreme just-in-case scenarios, but what do you do if you aren’t near it when disaster strikes?
If you look into buying any kind of product, you know there’s a range of quality available. The hard part is finding the best cross-section of quality and price that will fit you. Some people have so much money that they don’t mind throwing it at whatever the coolest looking option is so long as it seems like it will be worth it.
You really never know when a disaster is going to strike. No one walks out their front door thinking they’ll be swept off their feet and go onto an adventure, but it does happen, and you have to be as ready as you can. While we don’t want to look like we’re expecting the end of the world, we do want to be prepared for whatever life can throw at us.