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Back to School Fashion

It’s time to head back to school. Whether it’s your freshman or senior year, you know you want fashion to impress but feel comfortable at the same time. From preppy to sportswear, we uncover the best trends for the back to school season.

MEN

Smarten Up—and we’re not just talking about your grades. Get the studious look not only through actually studying but also in your fashion. Funnel neck tops are a great way to smarten your look and keep you comfortable this season. Pair a neutral coloured (navy, black, white) top with a casual blazer and pointed shoes ready for job interviews or play down the preppy style with converse and fitted jeans for a smart-casual college look.

Sportify—Bomber jackets are replacing varsity jackets this season for both guys and girls. Get Grease vibes in your style by adding a black (satin sheen for the ladies) bomber jacket over a scruffy t-shirt. How about that for a whole new trendy take on wearing your pyjamas to college? Ditch those basketball shorts for well-fitted jeans to complete this comfortable yet stylish look. Alternatively, if you want to stand out, go for a bomber jacket with a funky print.

Keep Warm—As the temperatures drop for those on the east coast, duffle coats are a great addition to your fall wardrobe. The duffle coat is a big F/W 2016 trend in menswear with the camel duffle coat being seen on the catwalk. Pair it over your usual college outfits and hiker boots for a warm stylish take on this season’s trends.

Key trend colours—Copper, dark green, navy, grey, black and check print.

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WOMEN

It’s hat season—The only good thing about summer leaving and getting back to school is the excuse to wear hats—especially from summer to fall. Whether your outfit is a bit plain or you don’t have time to do your hair, a hat can disguise all of this whilst still looking fashionable. This season is all about black floppy hat and berets. Add to a monochrome outfit such as a button up flowy shirt and black jeans with a bold lip to ooze fall vibes with minimal effort.

Layering—Layering is the perfect hack in that awkward transition from summer to fall. Don’t buy a whole new wardrobe, just mix it up through layering. High neck tops and duster jackets are big in fashion this season, being great layering pieces to pop on and off during college. Transition your summer dresses with a long sleeve high-neck top, tights and ankle boots for a fall look. Pair your crop tops with a shirt or a chiffon vest underneath for a whole new look. Puffer jackets have been seen on Balenciaga’s AW16 catwalk in bright colours. They are light and warm making them great for fall.

Stand out—Whatever your personal style is, this season is all about standing out and expressing yourself through fashion—go bold. Rock those choker necklaces or mismatched earrings for a 90s back-to-school look. Adding in statement accessories is an easy way to upgrade your wardrobe and try different trends. For those going to job interviews, ditch the heels and wear pointed flats that give the illusion of wearing a fancy shoe but are also extremely comfortable.

Key trend designs and colours—Monochrome, maroon, mustard yellow, burnt orange, check print.

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‘Glee’ actress Naya Rivera is Missing After Renting a Boat with Her Son

Officials are searching for actress Naya Rivera after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat she rented Wednesday afternoon.

According to Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Eric Buschow., the former “Glee” star rented the boat about 1 p.m. and went swimming with her son, who was the last to see her before she went missing.

Buschow said the boy returned to the boat after swimming but his mother did not follow. The 4-year-old was found sleeping on the boat by himself by other boaters in the lake.

“He’s in good health,” Bushow said of Rivera’s son. “The family is going through a very traumatic time right now.”

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Department will be joined by search and rescue teams from neighboring counties and will deploy divers and air units in the morning. According to Bushow, officials were able to confirm her identity after finding her wallet and identification on the boat.

Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical sitcom “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015.

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Caya: The Next-Generation Hormone-Free Birth Control

The Caya Contoured Diaphragm is the newest barrier birth control method on the market.  It offers you the possibility of self-controlled, hormone-free birth control only when you need it! The Caya can be inserted hours before sexual contact, so once you get the party started, you don’t have to stop. The best part? You no longer have to worry about scary side effects like weight gain, skin changes, long-term cancer risk, mood swings, decreased libido, or nausea because the Caya diaphragm doesn’t affect your hormones.

How It Works

The Caya prevents pregnancy in three ways. The silicone membrane of Caya and the cellulose of the contraceptive gel create a barrier that completely covers the cervix, ultimately stopping those persistent little sperm from reaching their final destination, the uterus. In addition to the barrier, the contraceptive gel contains an acidic pH value that deactivates sperm cells. If used correctly the Caya provides a very safe and effective means of birth control.

Caya Design

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The Caya diaphragm was designed by CONRAD and PATH, nonprofit leaders in global contraceptive research, with the female anatomy in mind and with the help of women around the world.  The design is made to last for up to two years.  It has an anatomical, oval shape that fits the majority of women – therefore, Caya does not have to be fitted by a doctor, and it is available in one size. The very thin and highly flexible silicone membrane ensures that neither you nor your partner will feel the Caya while having sex. The rim gives the diaphragm the necessary stability. At the same time, it is also flexible enough that it can fold into an optimal insertion shape that makes it as easy to insert, just like a tampon! The integrated grip dimples on the rim and the practical removal dome make the application even easier. The palpable center point allows better positioning of the diaphragm after inserting it and helps you ensure it is in the right position.

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How to Use It

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Before inserting, the Caya diaphragm is folded using the grip dimples on each side and some contraceptive gel is poured into each fold and onto the external rim. The contraceptive gel doubles as lubrication so it easily inserts it into your vagina, just like a tampon. When it reaches the back, it will unfold and should be positioned between the posterior vaginal vault and the niche of the pubic bone. The cervix is then completely covered. With a little practice, inserting and checking the correct positioning will be easy for you.

After usage, the diaphragm can be easily cleaned with soap and water.

Please note that the Caya diaphragm can only prevent a pregnancy if you apply it according to the manufacturer’s specifications and ALWAYS combine it with a suitable contraceptive gel such as Gynoll II or VCF Gel. Contraceptive gel can be found over-the-counter at most retail pharmacies.

Further information on how to use, cleaning, and storage can be found in the instruction manual included in the scope of delivery or on or website www.Caya.US.com.

Reasons to Use Caya

Caya is ideal for all women who:

  • Do not want to or cannot use hormonal methods.
  • Want a discreet method that they kept under their control.
  • Do not want to or may not use an IUD.
  • Choose to use in case of infrequent intercourse.
  • Desire to use the device in combination with natural methods of contraception.
  • Have a partner with a latex allergy.

Hormonal contraceptives can be convenient and very reliable. But they might not be the ideal choices for you. Reasons include:

  • You must remember to take the pill at the same time every day.
  • Side effects like weight gain, skin changes, nausea, breast tenderness, headaches and migraines, mood changes, and decreased sex drive.
  • They may raise your chances of blood clots or breast cancer.
  • You may not have sex often enough to need ongoing birth control.

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How to Get It

The Caya Diaphragm requires a prescription from your healthcare provider in the United States. It is a one-size-fits-most diaphragm so it does not require a pelvic exam or a fitting. If you would like to make sure this product is right for you, we will send your provider a sample of the Caya® Test Fit. Once you have a prescription for the Caya Diaphragm, you can get your Caya filled through a retail or local independent pharmacy or simply fill out a mail order pharmacy form (linked below) and shipped directly to you.

Retail and Local Independent Pharmacies

Many of your local pharmacies can order the Caya to fill your prescription. It is available at most retail pharmacies, including but not limited to:

  • Walmart
  • CVS
  • Rite-Aid
  • Costco
  • Wegman’s
  • Winn-Dixie
  • Pharmacy Instruction Letter
  • Target
  • Food City
  • Giant Eagle

Full Retail Pharmacy List

Mail Order Pharmacies

American Mail Order Pharmacy Form (Accepts most insurances)

Health Warehouse Mail Order Form

Product Precautions

  • The Caya® diaphragm should always be used with water-based contraceptive gels such as Gynol II, Conceptrol, and VCF Gel. The Caya® diaphragm is not compatible with silicone-based lubricants and gels.
  • The Caya® is contraindicated if the patient was previously sized with a conventional diaphragm with the size 50-60mm and 85-90mm.

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Additional Resources:

Website: caya.us.com

Manual: Caya Instructions Guide

Facebook: Caya US

Instagram: @caya_usa

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Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart, Dies at 103

It was announced today that Dame Vera Lynn, the singer known as the Forces’ Sweetheart whose songs helped build morale in the Second World War, has died at the age of 103.

Dame Vera, whose best-known song We’ll Meet Again was referred to by The Queen in her speech about the coronavirus crisis in April, was best known for entertaining frontline troops in far-flung places such as India and Egypt during the war. Her family confirmed that she died surrounded by her relatives on Thursday 18th June, saying they were “deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers”.

Information on a memorial service will be announced at a later date. UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, paid tribute to Dame Vera Lynn saying her “charm and magical voice entranced and uplifted our country in some of our darkest hours…her voice will live on to lift the hearts of generations to come.”

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said: “Her songs still speak to the nation in 2020 just as they did in 1940.”

The Very Best

In 2009, at the age of 92, Dame Vera Lynn became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart with the compilation album We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn, and a few weeks ago Dame Vera Lynn became the oldest artist to get a Top 40 album in the UK when her Greatest Hits collection re-entered the charts at number 30. She spoke on the 75th anniversary of VE Day and at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that simple acts of bravery and sacrifice still define our nation.

Among Dame Vera Lynn’s best-known songs were The White Cliffs Of Dover, There’ll Always Be An England, I’ll Be Seeing You, Wishing and If Only I Had Wings. Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, said she was proud of the difference her mother made through work for charities including the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, which her mother founded to help young children with cerebral palsy, and which “always held a very special place in her heart”. Dame Vera Lynn visiting a UK munitions factory in 1942

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Dame Vera Lynn was born in East Ham, London in 1917, and by the age of 11 she was a full-time singer and dancer.

In a Daily Express poll in 1939 she was voted the favourite entertain among the forces, and earned her nickname ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’. She broadcast from the Criterion Theatre, London in the heart of the Blitz, and had sold a million records by the age of 22. Her popularity never waned despite the feeling in government circles that her songs were slushy and sentimental when what was needed was something more stirring.

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Greatest Ever

Lyricist Sir Tim Rice described Dame Vera Lynn as “one of the greatest ever British popular singers, not just because of her immaculate voice, warm, sincere, instantly recognisable and musically flawless. She will be remembered just as affectionately for her vital work in the Second World War and for her own charitable foundations in the 75 years since.”

READ more on Dame Vera Lynn: Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces’ Sweetheart

Actress Miriam Margolyes said: “Dame Vera never lost her reality. The voice like a bell was a gift, which she shared so generously and bravely. But the magic was that her personality was genuine, open, warm. Meeting her was one of the high points of my life. She looked at you and saw you. And connected. There is no one in our lives, except the Queen, who had the power to connect a nation. For that, she will be remembered and always with love.” Tenor Alfie Boe, who recently sang with Dame Vera Lynn on We’ll Meet Again, tweeted “Rest in peace Dame Vera Lynn. Truly a national treasure, and this is such sad news to hear, especially at this time when her iconic song and spirit touched the nation. It was a real pleasure to sing with her – an honour I will treasure forever.”

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Theatre director Roger Redfarn, who had been a friend of Dame Vera Lynn since the 1970s and was a neighbour in the village of Ditchling in East Sussex, said: “The world knows of her great voice that through the good and bad times has thrilled millions. My own father firmly believed that the Second World War was won by Sir Winston Churchill and Vera Lynn.

“As a friend she was the warmest and kindest of people. I never saw her angry or say a bad word of anyone, people would stop her in the street and she always found time for them. “She cared particularly about our armed forces, ‘her boys’ as she called them. Her work for charity, especially young people with cerebral palsy was tireless and inspiring. “There will never be anyone like her again.”

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Broadcast tribute

Charity fundraiser Sir Tom Moore, singer Katherine Jenkins and the British Legion also posted tributes to Dame Vera Lynn, and the BBC confirmed that it will broadcast a tribute programme at 7:30pm on Thursday. The programme will detail the life and career of Dame Very Lynn, the singer known as the Forces’ Sweetheart, who it was announced today has died at the age of 103.

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Help Shape a Post-Trump World Order

Pardon me, but can you lend a little sovereignty to help prevent the coming world war and major climate disaster?

Everyone is born sovereign. Nations may be independent, but they are no more sovereign than Kings. We, the people, lend our sovereignty to various levels of government to solve our common problems. In return, we demand representation, checks, and balances to secure our unalienable rights and prevent tyranny.

Today, citizens from all nations are facing an entangling web of socioeconomic and environmental problems that we must solve together.

  • NATO—alongside EU—enlargement at the expense of Russia has rekindled Cold War tensions.
  • Russia and China are rapidly forming a new economic bloc to counter the Western economic order.
  • Brexit threatens to erode the pacifying effects of the European Union and will likely undermine Atlantic unity.
  • Attempts to create a democratic peace in the greater Middle East has spawned forever wars and caused a major humanitarian crisis that encourages unsustainable levels of migration.
  • Multinational corporations (MNCs) continue to take advantage of workers at home and abroad who lack socioeconomic mobility. It’s a form of neoslavery.
  • Developing nations keep their wage, labor, and environmental standards artificially low to attract foreign investment. It fuels economic inequality and climate change.

Working together, we can find solutions to the above problems using the citizens’ convention approach.

In January of 1962, an Atlantic Convention composed of representative citizens from NATO nations was held in Paris, France. Citizen delegations explored evolutionary ways to enhance and strengthen the Atlantic Community. They drafted the Declaration of Paris and encouraged their respective governments to establish a supranational Atlantic union.

On July 4, 1962, speaking at Independence Hall, President John F. Kennedy had the courage speak truth to nationalistic power:

“Acting on our own, by ourselves, we cannot establish justice throughout the world; we cannot insure its domestic tranquility, or provide for its common defense, or promote its general welfare, or secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. But joined with other free nations, we can do all this and more. We can assist the developing nations to throw off the yoke of poverty. We can balance our worldwide trade and payments at the highest possible level of growth. We can mount a deterrent powerful enough to deter any aggression. And ultimately we can help to achieve a world of law and free choice, banishing the world of war and coercion.” 

Truth be told, President Kennedy was inspired by the vision of Clarence K. Streit, author of Union Now (1939).

From 1949 to 1980, Members of Congress attempted to transform NATO into an Atlantic Union using the same convention approach used by our Founding Fathers in 1787 to draft the Constitution. Advanced by Streit and the Atlantic Union Committee, this proposed transatlantic union was designed to gradually evolve into a world federation. If successful, they would have created one transatlantic nation out of many with the promise of extending liberty, prosperity, and justice for all in a peaceful, yet deliberate, manner.

It is time to revisit and reshape the Atlantic Union idea of the past to meet the needs of the future.

Let’s take a giant leap of faith and hold an online Capitalist Peace Exploratory Convention modeled after the Atlantic Convention of 1962. This time, economists from around the world should meet and explore ways to replace globalization with a world federal trade system based on sustainable capitalism.

We can prevent the coming world war; avoid a major climate disaster; lift billions out of poverty; and meet growing demands for new social programs if we establish a capitalist world federation that works for all citizens in all nations.

Americans must show the world that we are ready to lend a little sovereignty and demand representation, checks, and balances on an international scale. World trade should serve individuals—not nations or MNCs.

Capitalist Peace

If you are looking for a purpose, join the Capitalist Peace Committee.  

We need volunteers from all academic disciplines to join our emerging online research and political action committee. It’s time to prepare for a post-Trump world order.

Your new adventure starts by visiting capitalistpeace.com.

 

It’s time to graduate… from the sploof!

We’ve all been there, trying to enjoy your JUUL or a little weed and all of a sudden people start side-eyeing you. Back in the day we made toilet paper rolls stuffed with dryer sheets and hid in bathrooms to avoid this awkward situation, but luckily advancements in technology have allowed us to move past the Dark Ages. Enter Philter Labs: the smallest, sleekest and most sophisticated personal air filtration device on the market. At just 4” tall this pocket-sized device has a big impact on vaping and cannabis communities alike.

So, how does it work? Simply inhale your smoke or vapor into your lungs, and exhale into our PHILTER. Our patented Zero-5 technology filters your exhale eliminating secondhand smoke and smell. Whether you’re ripping a bong or a JUUL, our PHILTER works with it all including but not limited to CBD, THC and nicotine. This may seem like magic–and though we consider our CTO Jonathan Grimm a wizard–it is simply an epic product product backed by science and extensive lab testing.

Here are the products we currently offer

PHILTER POCKET is a stand-alone, slim, handheld filter that can be used in combination with your favorite vaporizer or smoking accessory. Simply exhale your vapor or smoke into the mouthpiece to reduce emissions and keep the air around you smoke-free.

PHILTER PHLIP is the 1st accessory that transforms your vaporizer into a filtering solution. Simply insert your favorite pen or stick vape into one side of the sleeve and the PHILTER POCKET into the opposite side. Then, after you inhale from your vape, ‘flip’ the sleeve to exhale your vapor into the POCKET filter for reduced emissions and odors.

Sure, we aren’t the first one to bring a sploof-like product to market, but do you really want to carry around a GRENADE-shaped smoke filter with you? Good luck going through security at the airport with that ugly contraption. YIKES! In contrast, our PHILTER is only 4” tall with a modern, sleek design and STILL lasts as long as our competitors. Our wide variety of colors also allows you to mix and match to your mood- PHILTER your smoke, not your personality!

So do yourself a favor: avoid the judgy looks from neighbors and ugly products from competitors and buy yourself a PHILTER. Because you’re an adult and you should be able to smoke when and where you want with dignity.

Find out more at https://philterlabs.com

 

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Hidden Black History: DuSable, The Father of Chicago

When staring up at the looming gorgeous high rises or peering at the picturesque skyline from one of the beaches on the South Shore or North Shore area, it is important to remember that all of the culture and glory of Chicago, Illinois would not be possible without Jean-Baptiste-Point DuSable. Not many know that a black man was the first settler of the third largest city in the United States, and it is an imperative mostly unknown and unwritten history that many must become educated about.

From New Orleans to Peoria

Although some of the history of Jean Baptiste DuSable is not completely known, it is widely believed that DuSable was born free in St. Marc, Saint-Dominique in Haiti. The son of an African slave and a French mariner, DuSable ended up going with his father to France where he learned French, Spanish, English, and a wide variety of Native American languages.

DuSable’s next stop would be New Orleans, Louisiana where he would go in 1765. The free DuSable almost became enslaved due to the loss of his identification papers. With injuries obtained from his voyage to Louisiana, DuSable stayed in Louisiana under the protection of French Jesuits until he became well enough to travel to what we now know as Peoria, Illinois. It was here that he settled until in 1779 he was arrested and falsely accused of being a spy by British troops.

In the late 1770s DuSable married a Native American woman named Kitihawa. She also went by the traditional English name, Catherine. As time progressed, Catherine, Jean Baptiste, and his two children, ultimately migrated from the Peoria to the shore of Lake Michigan.

“Eschikagu” DuSable’s Trading Post Mecca

Chicago’s name was derived from the area’s reputation of being potent with unpleasant aromas. Originally called Eschikagu by the Native Americans, meaning “the place of bad smells”, the marsh-riddled area was a mass window of opportunity for DuSable. It was here that he built a home along the Chicago River, claimed a massive 800 acres and began to derive a successful and genius trading post. It was here that you could find a fully operational mill, smokehouse, workshop, barn, and other venues.

In 1796, DuSable became the grandfather to the first child born in what would become the bustling Windy City that we know today.

It was on May 7, 1800, that he sold his trading area to John Kinzie. As a result of this John Kinzie has been wrongfully credited with the birth of Chicago.

Wear DuSable’s Legacy

To represent the legacy of DuSable and to spark important conversations about muted black history that should be on the forefront of geographical history, wear your pride strongly with a DuSable Legacy Tee from Melanated Chicago. Buy your statement piece HERE and educate others on the history of Chicago during black history month and beyond.

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The Chair That Supports You While You Study

The average American adult sits around 6.5 hours a day – and increases for teenagers to near 8 hours according to the National centre for Health Statistics. Now more than ever people are sitting for longer periods of time at their office or computer. Why then, are people not focusing on the environment in where this sitting takes place?

Arozzi has designed gamer style chairs, desks, and other peripherals for offices since 2013 to optimise sitting spaces and accommodate for those demanding hours.

Chairs

Arozzi chairs are designed with adjustable features to cater to various body types. Some features are focused on posture like adjustable neck and lumbar pillows to support the spines curvature; the great thing is they are adjustable to fit a wide variety of body types.

Sitting at a desk or computer, the elbows are in need of support to compliment correct posture. Adaptable armrests are a must, and in this case Arozzi has padded and even 3-Dimensional armrests that go up, down, forward, back, and rotatable to adapt the most comfortable position for the elbows to rest easy.

Hard workers always deserve a rest to recuperate and get back to work rejuvenated and refreshed. Arozzi chairs have functions like rocking and steep recline up and 165 to get into relaxation mode.

Another chair aspect that most don’t of is the material of the chair. Pleather chairs are an excellent choice for easy cleaning and contemporary style. On the other hand, fabric chairs have become somewhat of a trend giving a softer and more breathable feel to the user.

The great thing with Arozzi’s chairs is the wide selection – whether big, small, fabric, pleather, high end, or just the basics – there is a choice for everyone.

Desks

In 2016, Arozzi introduced the Full-Surface Mouse Pad Desk design and it has exploded in popularity. It has been used by top streamers and gamers such as Dr. Disrespect, Eaton, and many more. Each year it has made prestigious top lists and numerous awards with its patent pending design.

The Giant Mouse Pad is custom fit to each of the Arozzi desks reaching up to 14 square feet in surface space. The especially thick mouse pad also has an anti-slip rubber bottom to ensure cushioned support to wrists and elbows. Underneath, is steel legs that support up to 176 ibs (spread evenly) optimising the support of multiple monitors.

The Arozzi desks are also equipped with an impressive Cable Management system with 3 cut out holes to support 3 monitor mounts and cables. Those 3 cut-outs lead to a mesh basket that fits tightly underneath the desk so all cables are out of the way and in order.

Blue Light Protective Eyewear

As technology progresses the common person is not only sitting more, but also in front of digital screens more often like computers and phones – this exposes people to potentially harmful blue light produced from those screens. Conditions such as DEF (Digital Eye Fatigue) or DES (Digital Eye Strain) are becoming more and more common and research suggests that one of the causes is from over exposure to blue light,. The thing that differentiates blue light to other light frequencies is that blue wave lengths are shorter – making it more prone to penetrating further into your eye. Digital eye fatigue can cause symptoms such as dry, tried and irritated eyes as well as trouble with sleep.

In short, over exposure to blue light can potentially have negative effects, which is exactly why blue light filtering glasses were invented. Arozzi has designed Protective Vision Glasses to filter out this blue light. During such long hours of working or gaming, the soltution to Digital Eye Strain can be as simple as filtering out that blue light.

Office Space Optimization

Working, studying, and even gaming at a desk now has new standards to the amount of time we spend sitting at a computer. Choosing the right materials for the office space can be a touch choice – but having a variety of options to everyone’s preferences is key. Arozzi can offer a large variety of these essentials plus much more like microphones, floor mats, and even racing simulator stands.

To know more just visit the website.

 

“Real Fur is Dead” Jordan Laub Vegan Fur Designer and Creator of @VELUFUR

Real Fur was cool when it was necessary. When taming nature meant something—a life or death expedition into the tundra for a battle with nature’s Apex predators, but in the age of fur farms and our ever-expanding human footprint, it’s not just unnecessary—it’s outdated. It’s the overpriced participation trophy of the fashion world.

“Don’t get me wrong,” says Jordan Laub, creator of @VELUFUR, a line of ridiculously awesome vegan fur jackets that are popping up at festivals everywhere. “I love a thrift shop score as much as the next, but we are not talking about Macklemore here. Reduce, re-use, recycle is still a go, it’s the continued industrialization of real fur that gives it a bad a rap.”

Our oceans are polluted. A nature hike is relegated to a paved road through Torrey Pines and millennials are determined to do something about it. On June 11th, 2019 Kim Kardashian made headlines with a post on Instagram that “[she] took all [her] fave furs and remade them in faux fur.” (Kardashian. 2019). Maybe it’s because conservation is the hot new trend, or maybe it’s because K-dash grew tired of having flour thrown on her. Who knows, maybe she genuinely cares about making a positive impact, but one thing’s for certain, real fur is out and faux fur is in, but why now?

“Faux fur is taking over because it’s the animal-friendly alternative to a form of clothing that has been the wardrobe choice of humans since forever. I’m sure a wooly mammoth fur coat looked awesome, but there’s a reason woolly mammoths went extinct,” says Laub.

So fake fur that looks like real fur, all the fun without the guilt, we get it, but what’s up with the neon colored Monster’s inc festival fur explosion?  Why is faux fur the go-to for party animals everywhere?

“The 70’s are back baby” —Jordan Laub

“That’s why we named our jacket the Mac Daddy, gave our fur names like GROOVELU, and designed our bandana packaging with this retro flower power look. Bright colored pimp coat furs, bell bottoms, platform boots, heart shaped glasses, and low brimmed hats that LA pilgrims everywhere seem to love. The cocaine and MDMA craze, it’s all coming back. It’s almost impossible to imagine Coachella without the Brady Bunch spinoffs rocking a pair of high waisted shorts with sunflower bands.”

I guess our grandparents don’t know how cool they really are–if only they still dressed the way they used to. Fashion is cyclical, retro hand-me-downs from the attic are inherited, and as much as our parents would like to pretend it’s not true, so is the lifestyle. The disco era defined itself in the fashion world as the era of the party, so if disco house is your rhythm, and moon rocks are your jam, strap yourself into some platform moon boots and bright colored pimp fur, and sing it with me now (along everyone else who can’t get Will.i.am’s stupid rap song out of their head): “I got it from my momma.”

Or maybe, ‘I got it from my older sister?’

EDM has hit the mainstream. It’s almost impossible to escape it, from rap, to country, almost every genre has morphed to include repetitive bass lines with minimal lyrics and easy-to-remember one-line choruses. 70s disco may have defined the dress code of the party, but the warehouse rave era of the 90s and 2000s made bright colored faux fur more than just fashion statement, it made faux fur a lifestyle.

As the disco era retired its Studio51 dancing boots, the era old enough to remember Sandstorm stole the style and gave it its familiar twist. Growing older means growing tired of hating sunrises and living with hangovers. When the spice girls broke up, everyone else was too busy playing with their tomagachis to care, and the bleached hair generation hung up its tacky arcade fur hats with its techno-goth duster coats, never to be seen again. That is until their little siblings heard Avicii’s “Levels” for the first time. A new faux fur generation was born–ready to follow in their older siblings’ footsteps and pick up right where the last generation left off.

As long as there is a party to go to, faux fur will ride its coat tails—literally

“Fur is soft, and warm–it feels good, but only when you don’t have to kill for it. Real fur is dead, but faux fur is here to take its rightful place as the iconic symbol of party fashionistas everywhere.”

Oh yeah, and don’t forget about @VELUFUR when you’re ready for your next jacket.

https://velufur.com

How To Get Better Grades Amid College Chaos

Are you balancing a course load of 5-6 different classes and spreading yourself too thin? Does it seem that no matter how good you are at your time management, there just aren’t enough hours in your day to study?

If you’re like most college students, course overload is cursing you with stress, anxiety and panic. And you’re probably not getting nearly enough sleep, second guessing yourself and questioning your sanity.

You’re no doubt one of many students who is putting in weeks, days and hours studying for tests only to end up with grades that are way below what you hoped for, instantly making you feel like you haven’t accomplished anything!

Getting a bad grade in college, after putting so much work into it, is one of the crappiest, most hopeless feelings you’ll ever feel.

It’s no wonder you didn’t ace that test! After all, 3 out of 5 professors were giving tests on the same day! What did you do to deserve this?

The lack of sleep, constant anxiety and panic are also starting to cause depression, which in turn kills any motivation you had to study. Learning just isn’t fun anymore and you wonder why you’re even in college. Disappointing your professors and parents definitely wasn’t the plan you had in mind.

This all may sound a bit dramatic, but studies show that this is exactly what is happening with college students across America. College students want and need a way to be able to study more efficiently. They need a system that helps them memorize things quickly and easily while retaining the information indefinitely.

They need to know HOW to memorize everything much faster, saving hours of study time, decreasing anxiety and stress while improving their grades exponentially.

So, is there such a system that can save the day for you, if you are one of these college students? Yes! There is.

What would it be like if you had a system that could quickly increase your memory by 300%?

What if you could memorize the chapters of a book and learn ANY topic 10X faster!

What if you could hear 100 concepts or facts and recall every one of them instantly?

What if this system also did things like help you become a confident speaker and give speeches without notes?

Or meet 30 people in 15 minutes at a party or in a classroom and remember ALL of their names? How impressive would that be?

Or routinely recall 100 digit numbers, phone numbers, facts and details?

What if you could hear 101 words ONCE and repeat it in the same exact order?

There is a memory course that guarantees you that you can do all the above! It’s known as the Greatest Memory Course Ever Created and it’s called the Black Belt Memory Course. The creator of the course, Ron White, has won the USA Memory Championship twice. He’s appeared on Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, FOX, CBS, NBC, The History Channel and more.

Imagine yourself having more time to do things besides studying. Having time to make some extra cash and go on more dates. Impressing your professors, friends and your parents.  Having more time for your faith and family. Having less anxiousness and panic and not being down and out every day. Getting better grades. Imagine sleeping!

Stop disappointing yourself and others now! It’s totally possible if you get this course today!

The course is available now at a huge discount to readers of this article but you have to check it out now because this Black Belt Memory Course is going back up to it’s regular price tomorrow! Go to the website