The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World

Every year we celebrate earth day as a way to demonstrate that we care about the future of our planet.

There are a lot of things that can be done such as planting a tree, reduce litter, and much more.

But, what if, you’re too lazy enough to do those things and you can’t even imagine having yourself into an outdoor activity?

Well, most of the people don’t know that even a sluggish fella like you can also make a difference even if you’re at home. This includes anything from, switching off your electronics when they’re not in use, to saving water when you’re in the bathroom.

Become a handyman and invest in tools to do quick fixes at home instead of throwing away stuff.

Check out this guide below inspired by United Nation’s guide to saving the world.

Lazy Persons Guide to Saving the World Infographic on Social Responsibility

How to Shop Online like a Boss

Online retail is booming with 71% of adults in the US now shopping online and it may seem like a jungle out there if you don’t know how to navigate through these websites. There are a plethora of reasons to shop online these days namely because of convenience, variety and all the special offers and deals you won’t find anywhere else. It may seem daunting at first to dive right in but fortunately here are a few guidelines that will have you ordering with confidence online in no time.

First make sure you are shopping only reputable sites which are for the most part the popular big online retail stores such as Amazon, Walmart, and Alibaba/Aliexpress. These big three have you covered when comes to everything from portable micro projectors to garage door openers. For techies, there’s Newegg with a selection ranging from Laptops and PCs to vlogging cameras. The Home Depot has its online presence for their speciality at carrying power tools, furniture and home remodelling products. FreshDirect the online grocer has your back with fresh fruits, vegetables and meals in the New York area.

Keep your calendars marked for big sales events because these are the right times to shop:

– Black Friday the day after Thanksgiving is big in the online shopping world as well as it is offline in the real world. Cyber Monday is great for things electronic and techie like these

– Cyber Monday is great for things electronic and techie like these podcasting microphones, for example, they would come out much cheaper during this sale.

– Prime Day is a new sale exclusive to Amazon Prime on the 12th of July where millions of purchases take place due to this sales period.

– President’s day is another offline unofficial sales holiday that made it online and is great for off season items like air conditioners, gas grills or winter clothing.

– Back-to-School sales towards the end of summer gives great deals on, well, back to school supplies as well as certain electronic gadgets and apparel.

Knowledge is key on the internet and that goes double for shopping online. Search Google and your best bet are review sites like WeAreTop10.com where they round up the best items for particular products. Asking friends is a great resource to tap since they are less likely to be biased for a product compared to endorsements and promotions.

Check online for blogs and video blogs about a product you are interested in and get a quick rundown of features as well as pros and cons. Review sites, like this page about massage chairs, will often have links to where they made their purchases taking the guesswork out of wondering if that retail site is reputable or not.

The best thing about review sites is that they compare products to see their advantages and disadvantages to help make more informed purchasing decisions. Scanning the reviews of the product you are interested in can help give more insight and lead to more informed online purchases in the end.

To learn more on how to shop online like a boss here is helpful infographic

How to Shop Online like a Boss

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Social Media Cheat Sheet (Image Sizes) 2017

You’ll agree with me when I “Keeping up with social media changes is exhausting”.

It seems like every other month, platforms like Facebook or Twitter comes up with a new layout.

I looked for a complete cheat sheet for social media image sizes but the one’s on the internet is outdated so we got our friends at Omnicore to design one for us.

Make sure to share it forward if you find it useful.

Social Media Cheat Sheet 2017

How 16 Successful Business Leaders Start their Day

“How you start your day is how you start your life” – Drew Canole

We all look up to people like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Richard Branson. They’ve made it and continue to inspire thousands and thousands of people around the world.

While a lot of people struggle to keep their day jobs, these successful leaders own and run multiple companies at any given time and look as fresh as ever.

So what’s the secret you might ask?

All of them have a morning routine that they follow religiously in order to become more productive for the rest of the day and are successful in life.

If you are striving to achieve, it’s important to set yourself up for success but giving yourself the right start every single day. For some, it could be meditating early morning, while for others, it might involves an exercise routine. The key is to do you, but ensure that your actions are preparing yourself for a highly focused and productive day so you can go out and achieve your goals and targets.

Below you’ll find what some of the most successful business leaders in the world do after waking up every morning – take a look:

1. Richard Branson:

Richard Branson Morning Routine

  • Leaves the curtains undrawn so he can wake up right at dawn.
  • Swims early in the morning or goes kite surfing.
  • Follows it up with a health high-vitamin breakfast.

2. Warren Buffet:

Warren Buffet Morning Routine

  • Wakes up at 6:45 and starts with reading paper at home before heading to office.
  • He is big on reading and spends 80% of the day reading.
  • Advocates reading up to 500 pages a day because that’s how knowledge builds up.

3. Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs Morning Routine

  • Steve Jobs gave himself a motivational speech every morning. He started every morning looking himself in the mirror and asked, “If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I’m about to do today?” If he responded ‘no’ too many days in a row, he knew something needed to change.
  • He also advocated minimalism from furnishing his house to clothes he wore and often wore the black t-shirt with a blue jeans.

4. Arianna Huffington:

Arianna Huffington Morning Routine

  • Starts her day with 30 minutes of meditation.
  • She is also big on sleeping well and unplugging from smartphones, she shuts off all her devices at night and keeps them out of her bedroom.

5. Bill Gates:

Bill Gates Morning Routine

  • Starts his day by working out on a treadmill for an hour.

6. Mark Zuckerberg:

Mark Zuckerburg Morning Routine

  • Rises at 8 am every morning unless he had been working entire night.
  • He does wear same t-shirt everyday to avoid making extra decisions.

7. Oprah Winfrey:

Mark Zuckerburg Morning Routine

  • Starts her day meditating, then she hits the treadmill followed by a healthy meal.
  • She gets to work as early as possible which gives her more working hours in the day.

8. Elon Musk:

Elon Musk Morning Routine

  • He goes to bed at 1 a.m. and wakes up at 7 a.m.
  • He usually skips breakfast, but sometimes has an omelet with coffee and wolfs down lunch in a 5-minute span during a meeting. This goes on to show he is trying to make the most of his day and avoiding any lunch meetings.
  • He works out once or twice a week, usually on the treadmill or by lifting weights.

9. Indra Nooyi:

Indra Nooyi Morning Routine

  • She wakes up as early as 4 a.m. in the morning to arrive in office no later than 7 a.m.

10. Lord Sugar:

Lord Sugar Morning Routine

11. Jeff Bezos:

Jeff Bezos Morning Routine

  • Sleeps 8 hours a day and even has a sleeping bag in his office, thanks to the compact refrigerator.
  • He clears out certain days e.g. Tuesdays and Thursdays where he doesn’t hold any meetings to be more productive.

12. Sergey Brin:

Sergey Brin Morning Routine

  • Exercises intensely every morning and has remained remained loud-and-proud about his fitness obsession, counting workout clothes and Vibram barefoot shoes as his typical wardrobe and frequently zipping around on rollerblades, doing yoga stretches during meetings, or walking around on his hands for fun.

13. Jack Ma:

Jack Ma Morning Routine

  • Starts his day by exercising and his tai chi trainer travels with him when necessary.

14. Marissa Mayer:

Marissa Mayer Morning Routine

  • She sleeps very little around 4-6 hours as she works long hours, up to 130 hours a week.

15. Tory Burch:

Tory Burch Morning Routine

  • Wakes up at 5.45 a.m., wakes up her three sons and then exercises for minutes.

16. Jack Dorsey:

Jack Dorsey Morning Routine

  • He wakes up at 5.30 a.m. to meditate, then runs several miles to stay healthy and active.

15 Exercises to get the Best Butt Ever

2015 was the year of Yoga pants, as they became the new jeans. The trend picked up so much that women started working on their butts as everyone started wearing Yoga Pants and flat butts doesn’t look any good in them.

Kim Kardashian’s butt was talk of the town back in 2014 but last year, new internet celebrities emerged by posting butt selfies which includes Amanda Elise Lee, a fitness instructor with over 2 million followers and Jen Selter who has around 10 million followers combined on all social media platforms with her Instagram account being the most followed at 8.3 million.

But, it turns out that working on your butt not only makes you look good but it has a lot of health benefits too and you don’t need fancy fitness equipments like a treadmill, elliptical machine, or a rowing machine, all you need is a yoga mat and start working out.

There are a number of Health Benefits of Working on your Gluteal Muscles:

  • Improved blood circulation
  • Less muscle fatigue
  • Reduce chances of injuries
  • Strengthens the core
  • Burn more calories
  • Better posture

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What a Mom Really Want for Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is celebrated in honor of the mothers. It is celebrated every year in USA and in some other countries on 2nd Sunday of May. Anna Jarvis, three years after her mother’s death, held a memorial ceremony to honor her mother and trademarked the phrase “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”.

Today, it is celebrated all over the world where children or husbands present gifts to mothers in their honor and as a way of saying thank you for all that they do. Just because she doesn’t ask for it, it doesn’t mean she doesn’t want it. This infographic cracks the code for what you should gift your mother this Mother’s day. To make it easy, we’ve found the most common type of moms and what they really want.

The Rosy Mom: Make her feel as fresh as a daisy this Mother’s day by spoiling her with a bouquet of her favorite fresh-cut flowers. 

The Stressed-Out Mom: Nothing says, “Thanks for putting up with me Mom” like a good ol’ foot rub! Or face rub, head rub, whatever will make her stress melt away! Find some great deals from massage oils to equipments here. 

The Bold and the Beautiful Mom: If your Mother loves watching tv seasons, make her life a little easier with a robotic vacuum cleaner – and get her a subscription of Amazon SHOWTIME.

The Sassy Mom: Don’t cramp her style; celebrate it with her favorite perfume or classy pearl necklace. Seriously, she won’t even believe it was your idea. Which…it wasn’t…but hey, what she doesn’t know won’t hurt her!

The Emotional Mom: Spoil her with an overdose of hugs, abundance of kisses (cheek is ok) and perhaps some chocolate, so Mother Lion can take her mind off of Mufasa’s untimely death.

The Jumpy Mom: The best thing you can do for your jumpy Mom this Mother’s day is to get her some noise-cancelling headphones, so she can relax.

The Adventurous Mom: This one’s for the young-at-heart Moms out there. If your Mom’s the one convincing YOU to go shark-cage-diving, perhaps you should send her on the epic getaway of a lifetime.

The Shopaholic Mom: If your Mom has a gift for maxing out her credit card quicker than you can say “Happy Mother’s Day!”, then maybe you should give her a gift card of sorts, giving her poor credit card a break.

The Modern Mom: If your Mom loves hashtags more than Kendall Jenner does, then maybe you should encourage her love of modern technology with an epic gadget to go with her epic personality, like an apple watch so she can take easy pics on the go, or a tablet so she can play Candy Crush on the move.

The Model Mom:And finally, if your Mom always looks so on fleek. Contribute to her evergreen fashion sense with her favorite designer handbag or Gucci Boots. They were made for walking, and she’ll never stop talking – thanking you of course!

What a mom really wants on Mother's Day

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The Evolution & Future of Work Desk

Considering that Internet is just 30 years old, we’ve come a long way from where we began. Back in the 80’s when TCP/IP protocol became started and the online communication started that is still used today, the computer monitors and chunky keyboards were the first to replace the typewriters.

Both Macintosh and and Compaq were the first of its kind personal computers which had applications like word processing and spreadsheets which replaced the journals and calculators from our desk. From there, the evolution started and everything started becoming compact, sleek, and minimal.

Printers became wireless and multi-functional, phones became cordless and the old schools items like globe, dictionary, and storage boxes got replaced by Google Maps, Dictionary.com, and Dropbox. The work desks today have become ergonomic from office chairs to sit-stand desks and the future looks very promising with your axis becoming more vertical and horizontal.

Check out the Infographic below and take a look at the desk’s evolution: from the days of the Class Macintosh to the trendy era of treadmill desks. Feel free to embed this infographic on your website or blog using the embed code below this infographic.

The Evolution of Work Desk

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How to Create a Successful Youtube Channel

Youtube used to be a video sharing website back in 2006, people used to share their cats and funny home videos. A decade later, making videos on Youtube is a full-time job for a lot of creators. So much so that Youtube is no longer a website, it’s an industry with their own celebrities, annual conferences, and award shows.

This infographic takes you through what it takes to create a Successful Youtube channel. Starting from your purpose and what you stand to create for your audience. Figuring out if you want to create a Gaming Channel, Beauty Channel, or simply do daily vlogs, another popular category on Youtube which has taken off in the past couple of years.

Getting started also means you need to come up with a creative Channel name, setup social media accounts, and invest in quality video equipment for Youtube.

Should you buy a professional 4K DSLR right away or buy a point-and-shoot for vlogging? Will Mirrorless camera be a great alternate to both? and which action camera will give the most bang for your bucks.

Creating a successful Youtube channel also means you need to produce great content and monetize efficiently.

Find out everything in this great infographic below and share away with your audience if found valuable.

How to Start a Successful Youtube Channel Infographic

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