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Welcome to Nootropics: Natural Brain Boosters

We are faced with an ever-increasing need to process and retain complex information, as  our fast-paced lives emphasize an excellent memory, quick thinking, and creative problem-solving abilities.  Nothing supports these needs better than nootropics or powerful plant-based extracts, that have been utilized for thousands and thousands of years, as seen in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese texts.

If you are looking to crush anxiety, depression, stress, and improve all cognitive functions we have a solution and it comes from the earth. Get back to your roots!  You are what you eat, nature/god/source has the answers, and our 100% natural vegan product will prove it to you.  We’ve spent years refining this formula of nootropics  and receive feedback daily on how users have pushed themselves to new levels, which they didn’t believe they could ever reach.

We start with Organic Lion’s Mane mushroom, a super-star in the nootropics world. The Organic Lion’s Mane in Neuro-Stack is a potent cognitive booster, especially since it’s wild grown on its natural substrates. Lion’s mane improves the health of brain tissue over time by stimulating Nerve Growth Factor (NGF), enhances nerve regeneration and gives a boost to brainpower by enhancing the communication between neurons. It’s been used clinically to reduce the plaques in the brain formed in Alzheimer’s disease and to treat ADHD. Learn more about the intense benefits of our Lion’s Mane at https://akualife.com/pages/lions-mane-mushroom .

Neuro-Stack also includes a patented high potency extract of  Turmeric called Curcumin C3 Complex®. Curcumin decreases inflammation and is a natural pain reliever; it also has been used as an antidepressant for centuries. Curcumin is a mood lifter and brings clarity over thoughts. It promotes the growth of new neurons and improves the balance of serotonin and dopamine, so you feel ready to tackle your day.

Next is Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs employed in Ayurvedic healing for 1000’s of years. Ashwagandha works just as well as some of the most potent drugs used to treat anxiety and depression. This ancient remedy has remarkable stress-relieving properties. Our Ashwagandha is a patented version called Sensoril® and it is 5x more potent.

The Bacopa Monnieri extract in Neuro-Stack is a patented form called Bacognize®. Bacognize is an adaptogenic herb, which fights stress in your body and your brain and works as a healing agent, that doesn’t just cover up the symptoms like many drugs.

In order to get your brain firing and allow you to work at your best, CDP Choline/Citicoline is essential. We use a patented form called COGNIZIN®.  Choline is brain food and it gets used up faster, the more intensely we have to study and the more stress we have to deal with. It’s a primary neurotransmitter, which makes all the other functions of the brain possible.  CDP Choline is a targeted compound that has been used in clinical settings to heal stroke damage and studies have shown it can improve healing in the brain and improve cognitive performance.

Suntheanine® is a potent form of the amino acid L-theanine that’s been patented for its effectiveness.  It shifts your brainwave patterns away from the scattered, reactive beta state into the more focused and calm alpha state.  This is where your brain flows, where thoughts come effortlessly and you feel alert without being anxious.  Suntheanine® works extremely well with caffeine, enhancing cognitive abilities and wakefulness while soothing any potential jitters.  We’ve chosen not to include caffeine in our formula because if you’re reading this you’re likely already mainlining the stuff.

In all we have 27 nootropics in our masterpiece including 9 patented ones for optimum bioavailability.  We’ve done an astronomical amount of research into each of our ingredients and we constantly evaluate our supplies for exceptional quality.  We crafted this formula so you can perform at your highest level. You need to be at the top of your game every single day.  Our goal is to support you in unlocking your potential because you’re here to make a real difference in the world.

For a limited time use Discount code “NootropicsRule” at https://akualife.com/ for a $11.11 discount.

Start remembering more and feeling happier today by giving us a try.

About Akua Life 

Akua Life’s nine driving forces are love, quality, potency, results, helping people, health wellness, being eco-friendly, happy customers and making money. Similarly, their product neuro-stack’s abides by helping their customers remember more, feel happier and live healthier.

Many of their ingredients have a higher percentage of potency and a larger dose than other products on the market, alongside featuring four patented ingredients for maximum absorption and more bioavailable.Neuro-Stack even stimulates NGF – Nerve Growth Factor for enhanced nerve regeneration (you heal faster) and it can help relieve you of pain,

Start your journey to health and happiness at https://akualife.com/

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Are the Increases in STIs Signs of a New Sexual Health Epidemic?

New findings published by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found more than one million sexually transmitted infections  or STIs are contracted per day, with the most commonly contracted infections being gonorrhoea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and syphilis. Dr. Melanie Taylor,who led the report and medical epidemiologist at the WHO department of Reproductive Health and Research stated, “These infections indicate people are taking risks with their health, with their sexuality and with their reproductive health.”

The demographic at greater risk of contracting STIs are young people. According to the American Sexual Health Association, nearly 65 percent of high school students will have participated in sexual intercourse by the time they’ve reached the twelfth grade. The risk of obtaining an STI is increased when under the influence of alcohol or drugs, owing to the likelihood of having unprotected sex and carelessness with choosing partners.

 Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhoea

The surplus in the number of sexually transmitted infections comes in the wake of an increasing number of STIs showings signs of resistance to antibiotics. Gonorrhoea has now shown complete resistance to the traditional and most effective treatment method, fluoroquinolone.Transmitted by the bacteria, neisseria gonorrhoeae during unprotected sex, the symptoms of gonorrhoea include unusual discharge from the penis or vagina, painful urination, abdominal pain and in women, vaginal bleeding.

These resistant strains of gonorrhoea have been tied to an outbreak with infection failing to be treated by alternative methods, such as doses of ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Antibiotic resistant strains therefore represent a major public health threat; the guidelines that have been imposed for individuals diagnosed with gonorrhoea involves the use of dual therapy with ceftriaxone by deep intramuscular injection and oral azithromycin. Nonetheless, cases of reported resistance to cephalosporin could make the application of ceftriaxone ineffective.

Better diagnostics and sexual health care

Dr. Jeffrey Klausner,Professor of Medicine and Public Health at David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health in LA, emphasised the need to address resistant strains of gonorrhoea by asserting, “There is an urgent need for better diagnostics to address the problem of drug-resistant gonorrhoea in the United States.”

The need for better diagnostic methods has propelled the establishment of the ResistancePlus GC (SpeeDx),a test which will be used to effectively detect if the neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria in a patient is susceptible or resistant to treatment via ciprofloxacin. The antibiotic-resistance test will subsequently be able detect more quickly, whether ciprofloxacin can or cannot be used on a patient and will save the time of patients.

If left untreated, gonorrhoea can lead to major health implications in men and women. The long-term consequences of untreated gonorrhoea include pelvic inflammatory disease, which can inflict serious damage to the fallopian tubes and maximize the likelihood of experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. In both men and women, another complication is a disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) typified in the body by join pain and dermatitis.

It is therefore imperative more sexual health services are put into place across all states and are easily accessible to all to prevent new cases of STIs and slow the rate of infections until more effective treatment methods for antibiotic-resistant strains are found.

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The key is at YOUR fingertips

The Key is at YOUR Fingertips

Launched at CES and on Shark Tank, security and convenience come together in this padlock with technology that is perfect for college life.

The beginning

Robbie Cabral was in a tough spot. It was the Holidays, he’d just been laid off, and on that very day, his daughter was born. He was depressed and overweight, so he started going to the gym to improve his self-esteem and his waistline. While he was there, he got an idea that would change his life and improve the lives of many. He noticed people leaving keys in their padlocks, struggling to open them, leaving them unlocked.

Why did locking up your things at the gym have to be difficult? Wouldn’t it be great if you could open a padlock with your fingerprint or a key?

Robbie started working to develop his idea: designing, prototyping, testing and revising. After three years of hard work, he was granted a patent. Now what?

He exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and won the coveted Innovation Award. He’d proven his concept in a big way and needed to figure out how to raise investment money and get his product into the marketplace.

Shark tank

That’s where Shark Tank came in. Robbie made it onto the show. His story won every Shark’s heart and his idea, patent and CES award made his proposition irresistible to them all. Robbie especially clicked with “Mr. Wonderful”, and that partnership really got things moving. Kevin O’Leary knew what Robbie needed: a company to partner with who had distribution, a customer base, manufacturing capability and R&D. In comes Hampton Products.

Hampton Products

Kim Kelley, President and CEO of Hampton Products, fit every criteria Kevin O’Leary and Robbie were searching for. In no time, the agreement was signed, as was a check for $100K as an advance to Robbie on future sales. Robbie and Hampton Products have since scaled the first Benjilock® By Hampton padlock and introduced it into the marketplace at ACE Hardware and Home Depot. Benjilock® By Hampton is the perfect solution for locking up your valuables, so you can enjoy college life.

Travel

Traveling abroad? The Benjilock® By Hampton TSA luggage padlock opens for you with the touch of your fingerprint, but has a special cylinder that also allows the TSA access, too. Now, you can travel freely and safely without worrying about things getting stolen from your luggage or the TSA cutting open your lock. The TSA Benjilocks can be programmed with up to five fingerprints—and programming is easy with detailed instructions included in the packaging. They even have an optional dial combination on the lock as a backup.

Around campus

Benjilock® By Hampton is great for locking up electronics, backpacks, protecting your things at the gym and—coming soon—even locking up your bike! Just think of the convenience! Program your fingerprint and then all you have to do is touch your lock to open it. No one else will have access unless you program their fingerprint into the lock. The 43mm Benjilocks can be programmed with up to 10 fingerprints.

Benjilock® By Hampton has a padlock that fits your lifestyle.

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Get Ready for Your Summer Vacation

Jetting off for summer vacation is a rite of passage for college students all over the world. Consider our favorite destinations offering the best sun, fun and sand of 2019.

Sun-kissed vacation at Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach lies in Volusia County and is an easily accessible party spot that is perfect for students on a budget. If you’re looking to spend sunny days relaxing on a 23-mile stretch of sun- kissed sand before stepping out to the hottest club scenes in Florida, head to Daytona Beach for amazing surf and headlining DJs. Explore the uniquely drivable beach by renting a motorcycle or bicycle, and maybe even plan a trip to Walt Disney World, Sea World or Universal Studios in Orlando—it isn’t far. Student friendly and one your parents may even approve of—get the sun, surf and nightlife without breaking the bank.

Non-stop pool parties’ vacation at Cancún, Mexico

One of the most-visited student destinations on the planet, Cancún is the ultimate, unforgettable experience. Situated on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, this convenient location is easy to fly to and is known for its breath-taking tropical beaches, turquoise waters and unrivalled nightlife. If you somehow get bored of white sands, non-stop pool parties and world- class DJs, you won’t have to look far to encounter water sports, island shopping, authentic Mexican cuisine and huge whale sharks to swim with. One of the most sensational attractions in Cancún is the Museo Subacuático de Arte, an underwater museum that features more than 400 life-sized sculptures. The sun, sea, food and swarms of party-lovers are all accounted for in a summer vacation at Cancún.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is high on most students’ lists of places to visit and is one of the most multicultural places in Europe. If you’re looking to swap crowded beaches for the relaxed way of life this year, you can actually do so on a tight budget. Traveling with a group will secure you cheaper rates, and Amsterdam’s free tours, afternoon concerts and countless other cheap tourist attractions will keep you busy without emptying your wallet. From the world class Van Gogh Museum to the famous Anne Frank House, with this vacation you’ll be enjoying the city’s never-ending selection of attractions, festivals, food and nightlife.

Resort Experience at Nassau, The Bahamas

The city of Nassau can be found on New Providences Island – the 11th largest of 700 islands in The Bahamas. With low cost flights from much of the East Coast, the Island offers students sun-drenched beaches, clear blue waters, foam parties, dance clubs and casinos (think Las Vegas meets tropical paradise).  The whole island is set up like a resort, so a break from the sun can offer world class snorkelling and diving, ever water sport imaginable, an assortment of shops and restaurants, boat-renting and even an authentic pirate museum. Tracing its heritage to the shipwrecking days of Blackbeard, the locals will tell you that Nassau is where rum originated. Whether you’re relaxing in paradise or enjoying the wild nightlife, you can expect to do it with a rum punch in hand.
When traveling, make sure to:

• Check any rules or restrictions in an area before booking your vacation
• Stay close to friends, making sure everyone is accounted for • Always check the credentials of your taxi driver
• Lock valuables away
• Keep your drink with you at all times
• Never go to an ATM alone or flash your cash in public
• Never swim alone or enter the water if you’ve been drinking • Watch the weather for storms that can move in fast

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Boost Your Brain With Nootropics

Looking for a safe alternative to Adderall without the nasty side effects? You might have heard the word nootropics before, but what exactly are they and where can I get them?

What are nootropics?

Nootropics are synthetic compounds that improve the cognitive abilities of healthy individuals. In their basic state, they’re powders, but we sell them in capsule form.

Nootropics are not medicines: medicines bring you back to health when you’re sick, whilst nootropics help you improve when you’re healthy.

Given the unique effect profile of each nootropic compound, and given the variation in people’s brain chemistry, individuals can use different nootropics for different purposes and outcomes.

What are the best nootropics for studying?

Motivation and concentration can often be fleeting and fickle, and whilst nootropics can never replace a disciplined workflow, they can give you a substantial boost towards getting your critical tasks done, and getting them done well.

For long periods of concentrated cognitive effort, such as study, revision, essays, and other time-consuming and mentally demanding tasks, longer lasting nootropics such as Adrafinil, Piracetam and Phenylpiracetam are ideal.

For short periods of intensive cognitive load under high pressure, such as exams or public speaking, nootropics can also provide a controlled peak of sustained mental performance.

Short-duration, high power nootropics such as Aniracetam and Noopept can provide exactly the edge you need. These zone-out distractions and fuel your cognitive processes, enhancing and ensuring mental performance for the most critical of tasks.

Who are we?

We believe that nootropics are a powerful tool for the future of productivity and wellbeing. We see cognitive enhancement as part of a tentative next step in the ongoing process of human improvement. It’s our goal to create a healthy culture of nootropics usage, in which cognitive health is not taboo but recognised as an essential aspect of human capability. For the first time in history, we’re able to improve our intellectual abilities at the chemical level, and we’re proud to facilitate that change.

We run Nootropics.com with three concepts front and centre: safety, reliability and quality.

Safety: Everything that leaves our warehouse has been thoroughly tested to ensure it is of the highest quality. We maintain a network of suppliers to ensure that we deliver only the best.

Reliability: We work hard to make sure our customers know they’re ordering from a reliable source, and will be getting exactly what they’re looking for time and time again. We ensure any relevant scientific citations are included on each of our product pages.

Quality: When you shop with us, we want your whole experience to be great. We pride ourselves in providing exceptional products and first-rate customer service.

Nootropics.com supplies only the highest quality, safest, and most effective nootropics. Whether you’re looking for an edge through cognitive enhancement or a wealth of information on the subject, look no further than https://nootropics.com/

It’s World Bee Day and We’re A-Buzz

World Bee Day came into effect through a proposal to the UN from Slovenia, that May the 20th should be observed as World Bee Day to maximize awareness about the importance of both bees and beekeeping. After three years, the proposal was accepted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. May 20 also coincides with the birthday of Slovenian beekeeping pioneer Anton Janša and honors his endless efforts to raise awareness about beekeeping, otherwise known as apiculture.

Why bee friendly?

Hummingbird, wasps, moths, beetles and butterflies are all vital for the process of pollination; however, bees rank as the most important pollinator of them all. The bee experts at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations report a third of the world’s food production to be entirely reliant on bees. Bees are thus essential to ensuring our food security via pollination. Pollinations occurs as bees nestle on the flower of plant to collect pollen and nectar for their colony, and as they do this, pollen becomes attached to their hairs on their body and thereafter, fertilising the next plant they settle on.

According to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, a multitude of foods depend on bee pollination. These include fruits such as blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, gooseberries, grapes, cranberries and watermelon. Vegetables that are pollinated by bees include of beans, beets, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and pumpkins. Moreover, even the cotton you’re wearing or the morning coffee you down before class depends on bee pollination, as the plants these materials are sourced from rely on bees to pollinate them.

Correspondingly, the United Nations categorize bees as fundamental to the second of their seventeen sustainable development goals, Zero Hunger. With food inequity causing malnourishment, our increasing world population size, climate change and pollution, bees offer a sustainable means to supporting our growing population, encouraging biodiversity and fructifying our ecosystem. Concurrently, bees are paramount to securing the livelihood of agricultural workers, as they are necessary for generating a strong crop yield.

Establishing the risks to bees

There are various factors placing bees and other pollinators at risk, yet the main variables threatening the extinction of pollinators consist of pollution, increased use of pesticides in agriculture and climate change. Air pollution has a particular, adverse effect on bees by mixing with the scent molecules of plants and consequently, causing the bees to be slower at finding food for their colony and at pollinating.

UN Environment biodiversity specialist, Marieta Sakalian stated, “Governments need to take the lead…Increasing crop and regional farm diversity as well as targeted habitat conservation, management or restoration is one way of combatting climate change and promoting biodiversity.”

World Bee Day drives home an initiative to help save bees not only to government, but also to citizens across the globe. You can play an active role in preserving our bee population by planting more nectar bearing plants, eliminating the use of harmful pesticides in your garden and raising awareness at your college or community center.

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The Dos and Don’ts of College Interviews

Applying for college or university is stressful enough, without the added pressure of reviewing for exams and making sure you’re on track of coursework deadlines, which is why we have compiled a list of our dos and don’ts when it comes to preparing for your college interviews.

The Dos

  1. Tailor your interview research

While widely researching many universities and colleges during your application process is advised, when it comes to preparing for interviews, it is better to tailor your fact-finding mission. Tailoring your research will not only prepare you for the interview process, it will also give you better insight as to if a particular university is for you. Start by noting the classes you’re most interested in, and afterwards, record how specific elements of your prior experience or education tie into these subjects.

Moreover, be sure to make note of why you would like to study “X Course” at this particular university? The interview stage is about assessing your overall suitability both for the course you’re applying to and university.

  1. Practice makes perfect

Alongside measuring your compatibility with the course and college, the interview stage looks at your communication skills. Shed the waffle with a concise script of what you plan to say, either in bullet points or as a complete text.

To avoid ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ when it comes to responding to questions, go over the type of questions most commonly asked at interviews for your course. Even if these questions aren’t exactly the same ones that come up, you can still quickly modify your answer in your head to execute a well-delivered, fast response.

  1. Smile

The stress of seeing applicants come in and out, while in the waiting room might sky rocket your cortisol levels; however, it is essential you make yourself feel at ease. Just remember that the interviewer you’ll be seeing was once an applicant.

Also: try smiling while you speak. In a Ted Talk about body language, Ron Gutman highlights the benefits of smiling though citing the study by UC Berkeley and Wayne State University. Their study observed the width of smiles on yearbook photos and baseball cards featuring different MLB players. The results of the study concluded the wider the person’s smile had been, the longer and happier they had lived.

Don’t forget smiles are contagious, so shine a warm, beaming smile at your interviewer, and it’s likely that they will do the same, putting you both at ease.

Don’ts

  1. Do not be late

The difference between being late and early is the type of first impression you provide to your interviewer. If you feel travel may be an issue, pad your journey with plenty of time. Even consider booking a hotel close to the university or staying over at a nearby friend’s house if possible.

  1. Don’t sell yourself short in interviews

Smiling is a good place to start when it comes to expressing confidence and appearing more confident. Nonetheless, smiling alone won’t get you into college. Learning to ‘sell yourself’ is crucial, and don’t draw attention to your negative attributes or undermine any of your achievements. Especially when facing the frequently asked questions such as, “What is your greatest weakness?” or “What is a skill you could improve upon?”

At first glance, these types of questions imply the interviewer is asking you to address something you lack, when in fact these questions give you an opportunity to turn the question on its head. The lack can be transformed into a quality or an attribute you hold too much of. For example, you could interpret being too obsessive over detail, as the result of your need and strive for perfection.

End your interview with a strong handshake and an appreciative thank you. Good luck!

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How Can College Students Benefit from HerpAlert?

We all know how ubiquitous STD’s are, especially if you’re a college student. Nobody wants to be distracted by an STD diagnosis in the midst of studying for finals or writing a term paper, but ultimately your health should always come first. As a student, you have access to your school’s health center, where a number of nurse practitioners are available to treat whatever comes your way. However, not everyone feels comfortable going to a nurse to see if a sore on your lip or a bump on your groin is something more. For a variety of reasons that differ from person to person, we shy away from exposing ourselves to a stranger. Luckily, you can get checked out and treated from the privacy of your dorm room. All you need is a smartphone.

The Most Common Types of Sexually Transmitted Infections

The most common sexually transmitted infection that students across the country contract on college campuses is Chlamydia, and the second is HSV1 (oral herpes) and HSV2 (genital herpes). Chlamydia is one of the most diagnosed STI’s and also one of the most easily curable. In contrast, herpes is a virus, which lives in your body forever. Its symptoms can be so mild that you barely notice them. There are easily accessible antiviral medications, such as Valtrex, that treat and prevent herpes breakouts.

If you get a cold sore (oral herpes) in college, you should seek out a medical professional, but keep in mind, it’s not a life-changing diagnosis. It’s more common than you think. Roughly one out of every six Americans between the ages of 14 and 49 have herpes simplex virus, and most aren’t even aware of it! The virus spreads easily, and because symptoms can be so minor, students don’t realize if, or when, they’re contagious. If you’re sexually active, the odds of coming into contact with HSV1 or HSV2 are fairly decent.

Forget The STD Stigma With Online Guidance

Now, if you suspect you have herpes, you don’t need to worry about expensive doctor visits or prescription medication. Skip the line at the health center and forget about rehearsing the right things to say to a nurse, who has an infinite supply of pamphlets detailing how to practice safe sex. This is not to be mistaken as shrugging off the importance of using condoms and being honest with your partner or partners, but there’s an easier way.

With the rise of telemedicine, you can avoid the stress associated with any social stigma surrounding STDs and still have access to healthcare. If you suspect you might have a herpes related sore, visit www.HerpAlert.com and begin the physician diagnosis questionnaire. Say goodbye to making appointments, waiting rooms, and hospital garments with the easiest and fastest route to medical help at the tip of your fingers. Due to the nature of oral and genital herpes, time is of the essence. In order to minimize the outbreak and speed up the healing process, treatment should be started within 12 to 24 hours at the onset of symptoms.

The website will prompt you to upload photos of the area, describe your symptoms, and ask for medical history which is then reviewed by top-tier board-certified physicians. All your information goes through the website’s encrypted web servers, which are dedicated to securing every patient’s data. A doctor will get back to you within one to two hours of your submission, and if you’re positive for HSV, a prescription is called into your desired pharmacy so you can start treatment that day!

 

Founded by a leading dermatologist, our team is made up of top-tier doctors, across the country, who have a depth of experience diagnoses and treating a sexually transmitted diseases. Our mission is to remove the stigma associated with herpes by reducing outbreaks and making them as painless as possible. The moment you submit your photos for diagnosis, we get back to you quickly and immediately send a prescription to your local pharmacy. So you can stop the progression and get on with your life, whether that means finding Mr. Right, or Mr. Right Now.

Find out more at https://herpalert.com/ 

Urban Transportation Issues and Electric Mobility

Mobility alternatives to cars are fast growing, as cities and people realize there are problems associated with traveling in the city that need to be solved. These problems include dense slow traffic, road safety issues and pollution.

The dense traffic in cities could be much improved by using smaller vehicles like electric bikes, mopeds, and scooters, as they have greater throughput—the number of vehicles that can move through a space over a given amount of time—than cars.

People often travel short distances in cities, including travel of one-to-two miles, which is a bit too far to walk but too short to warrant driving a car. In crowded areas, where there are many pedestrians crossing the street, etc., cars can cause road safety issues. Not to mention, transportation is one of the largest producers of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.

With these issues in mind, many cities are pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reducing the number of gas-powered cars on the road would greatly help this goal.

The Benefits of Small Electric Vehicles For Mobility

Small electric vehicles can be great alternatives to gas-emitting cars in the city. In addition to having greater throughput than cars, they can often provide faster short-distance rides than cars during peak traffic times in cities. Since they are electric, they help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also provide other soft benefits, such as providing a fun riding experience, exercise, and helping people feel more connected to their city.

Small electric vehicles, like electric bikes, can help a greater amount of people exercise. Riders can replace idle sitting in a car with riding a bike, and riders who may normally not feel fit enough to ride a bike their entire commute, or don’t want to sweat on the way to work, can take comfort in having the electric assist option.

Small vehicles can also help people feel more connected to their cities, as the riders can explore spots they’d normally miss while in a car, enjoy the feeling of being outdoors while riding, and be less isolated as they can see and interact with other people on the streets.

Coolpeds USA—Urban Electric Mobility Solutions

Coolpeds USA, a Shark Tank & CNBC featured company, has been dedicated to creating innovative and affordable electric mobility products for more than six years. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, the Coolpeds team consists of passionate engineers and designers from UCLA, the Art Center, and Stanford University. Their goal is to improve people’s lives in the city and bring smiles to people’s faces while they’re on the go.

Coolpeds offer a variety of practical, affordable, and stylish electric mobility products—the Coolpeds iBike8, the Coolpeds E-Fixie, the Coolpeds eBloom Electric Scooter, and the innovative Coolpeds Briefcase Electric Scooter.

The Coolpeds iBike8 is foldable for easier carrying and storage, has a sturdy carbon steel frame, and has a powerful 250 watt hub motor that provides speeds up to 20 mph and a range of up to 20 miles per charge with pedal assist (range depends on weight, wind resistance, riding style, and flatness of road surface).

The Coolpeds E-Fixie combines the light-weight (39 pounds) and minimal style of a fixed gear bike with the power of electric assist, which provides speeds up to 20 mph and a range of up to 20 miles (with pedal assist).

The Coolpeds eBloom Electric Scooter provides a good alternative to a car in the city, as it has a longer range than most scooters and bikes while still being small enough to zip through traffic and require less parking space. It has a range of up to 60 miles and speeds up to 20-40 mph (depending on local regulations).

The patented Coolpeds Briefcase electric scooter is the world’s lightest electric scooter, weighing in at around 16 lbs. It can fold into a compact briefcase, which has multiple compartments, including a laptop compartment and a convenient USB charging port. It can also be used for travel as a carry-on in most airlines. It has a top speed of up to 10 mph and a range of up to 8 miles.

 

Coolpeds USA, a Shark Tank & CNBC featured company, has been dedicated to creating innovative and affordable green mobility products for more than 6 years.  The Coolpeds team consists of passionate engineers and designers from UCLA, the Art Center, and Stanford University. Our goal is to improve your city life and bring a smile to your face whenever you are on the go. 

To find out more visit https://www.coolpeds.us

Female-Led “Captain Marvel” is 2019’s Highest Grossing Film

Marvel’s first ever female-led film, Captain Marvel, has eclipsed its predecessors with wild success. The film is now the highest grossing film of the year with a box office turnover of $938 million, surpassing Thor, Batman vs. Superman and Spiderman Homecoming.

The film stars Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Annette Benin, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn.

Larson plays the role of Caroline Denvers, or Captain Marvel, a soldier from the Kree military unit and former US Air Force pilot. For the role, Larson underwent extensive training through different defense sports and received consultation from the first female pilot for the US Airforce, Jeannie M.Leavitt.

In an interview with Harpers Bazaar’s, Larson discussed her fondest memories from filming Captain Marvel, saying “I’ve been thinking a lot about pre-production and working with the stunt team. We worked for a couple hours every day, and the camaraderie we built together helped build trust and a safe space for me. Learning how to punch, kick, and do judo throws when I’ve never done anything like that before [teaches you] to trust the people you’re working with. Learning these new skills totally changed my brain and changed how I played the character, too.”

Intersectional feminist breakthrough

In addition to Marvel’s long-overdue casting of a female lead, Captain Marvel signals another development—one that resonates globally. The diversity of the film’s other main female characters across different ages and ethnicities point to a much-needed intersectional representation of women in film.

Lashana Lynch plays Maria Rambeau, one of Denver’s closet, sister-like friend, while Rambeau’s daughter Monica is played by child actress, Akira Akbar. Annette Benning plays Denver’s mentor during her pilot years in Los Angeles, and Gemma Chan acts as Minn-Erva, a Kree sniper.

Speaking to the Collider about Maria’s characterization as a black mother, Lynch said, “We’re flipping a black single mother idea on its head and being like, ‘So, she’s a fighter pilot and a black …’ ‘Yes!’ I’m so glad she’s a black single mother. She don’t need a husband and she doesn’t need a boyfriend and she doesn’t actually need many males in their life because she’s only got one male that’s probably the best one, that’s her father.”

Critics’ opinions

Captain Marvel has so far gotten good ratings, garnering a 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, including an audience score of 60 percent out of over 76, 000 ratings.

QBP Reviews highlighted the valuable female input provided by the film’s directors and writers, such as Anna Boyden, in being able to apply these subtle nuances to carefully illustrate how, “it feels to live under an oppressive thumb in every facet of life.”

Medium Popcorn labeled the film, “boring, generic, by-the-book,” and National Reviews suggested, “Captain Marvel gives political cartoons a bad name.”

For those seeking reassurance about contemplating whether to see the film, perhaps Film Frenzy’s Matt Brunson suggestion of ignoring “the imbecilic MRAs, frightened fanboys, and all other insecure man-babies shellacked in misogyny” can act as all the encouragement you need.

 

See also: Highlights from the 2019 Oscars