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Weekly Round-Up #307: Spotting Safe Websites, Surviving An All-Nighter & Beloved Toys

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Weekly Round-Up #307: Spotting Safe Websites, Surviving An All-Nighter & Beloved Toys

Welcome to this week’s round-up, I hope you have had a fun and productive week.

In this week’s round-up we take a look at 10 ways you know that a website is safe, how college students can survive an all-nighter (we wouldn’t recommend you do that but we know you might have to) and why, even as a grown adult, I still have my teddy on my bed.

How to know if a website is safe: 10 steps to verify secure sites – Norton

There are many factors in knowing whether a website it legitimate or not – and in fact many look so professional that it’s difficult for even most the astute web user to pick out.

There’s a few tips though that can help you decide whether a website is as promised and this article from Internet Security Provider Norton looks at some of the things you should look for before entering any details into a website or interacting too much with them.

All-Nighter Survival Guide – The Mattress Nerd

When people think of all-nighters, they usually think of students cramming for exams. It’s true that all-nighters are common on college campuses. According to studies, 1 in 5 college students pull an all-nighter at least once a month and a third stay up past 3 a.m. at least once a week.

It’s probably no surprise to hear that a whopping 60 percent of college students have what researchers call “disturbed sleep-awake patterns.”

While it’s not ideal to pull an all-nighter sometimes it is unavoidable and in this article from The Mattress Nerd gives a few survival tips on hoe to manage it, what the effects are and how to recover afterwards.

The Real-Life Science Of Stuffed Animals, Children, And Stress Reduction – 42Shops

Would you believe that half of America’s adults still have their stuffed animals from childhood? This was the conclusion of a 2017 survey of 2,000 Americans.

The fact that so many people hold on to their favorite stuffed animals from childhood is testimony that stuffed animals play a substantial role in the emotional well-being of children.

Conclusions from scientific studies agree. For instance, a 2011 study published by the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that holding a teddy bear helped individuals who had been
excluded from a social setting feel better about engaging in social behavior.

I’m going to admit – I still have my teddy which I’ve had since I was six – he’s been everywhere with me and is a part of the family. Do you have yours? Drop me a message in the comments below letting me know their name and age (in my case AG, 36!)

Starting A Business With A Partner – SimplifyLLC

If you’re considering starting a business with a partner and hoping for success, SimplifyLLC have gathered 10 essential tips to help navigate the journey.

Whether your partner is a close friend, family member, or even a significant other, there’s much to consider before sealing the deal.

Likewise, they’ve also included some important questions to ask yourself before entering a business partnership.

How To Choose Good Website Colour Schemes – WebsiteBuilderExpert

Whether you’re building your new site’s brand from scratch, or are rethinking the palette of your existing website, this guide will help you choose the right color scheme.

WebsiteBuilderExpert will run you through the best colors for websites, and will help you find the one that suits your site’s unique character and style.

The Ultimate Holiday House Cleaning Checklist – The Maids Blog

Are you getting ready for the holidays? Holiday hosting involves a lot of
prep work. Follow these room-by-room cleaning checklists to get your home
ready for the holidays, or just allow you to remember areas of the house that you might normally think about when cleaning your home.

Everything You Need To Know About Single Plastic Bans – CXGAIE

The problems associated with plastic, particularly single-use plastic products, have spurred almost all governments in the world to take measures. In 2019, the European Parliament voted to ban single-use plastic products across Europe.

Even though the US are moving toward dealing with the issue of single-use plastic products, only eight out of 50 states have banned single-use plastic. In addition to bans, several states have enacted laws related to single-use plastic bag recycling.

The single-use plastic problem may not be your fault, but it still affects you. Therefore, you can benefit from playing your part in dealing with the challenge.

Everything You Need To Know About Asbestos In Your Home – Regional Foundation Repair

In the last few decades, the dangers of asbestos have been progressively exposed. For example, it is now known that home renovations can release asbestos into the air. Over time, being exposed to this asbestos can cause several fatal diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

While some countries have banned and aggressively tackled the use of asbestos in structures, some are slightly lagging behind so if you want to find out whether your building might contain asbestos and what to do if it does then Regional Foundation Repair can help answer these queries.

Traveling As A Student: A Complete Guide + Travel Etiquette Infographic – IvyPanda Blog

As the famous saying goes, “the world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” This is the reason why numerous people decide to leave their homes and go on a voyage around the world. It’s about seeing new places, having exciting experiences, and learning more about ourselves and the world around us. Every destination is unique and exciting.

In this article, IvyPanda will take you through how you can travel abroad while still studying, give you tips for travelling on a budget and let you know some travel etiquette you might not be aware of so check out the article and you’ll be able to satisfy your travel bug.

The Procurement Management Strategic Playbook – Quandary Consulting Group

Procurement management is the process of overseeing the procurement cycle to ensure that an organization can effectively secure the goods and services needed to make products or provide services of its own.

Any time an organization cannot fulfil a task independently and requires either goods or services from a third party, it needs procurement.

Effective procurement management ensures the sourcing and purchasing process flows smoothly, helping the business function with minimal waste or delay.

Follow Quandary’s procurement management playbook to transform sourcing and purchasing into the strategic asset you need to grow your business and stay competitive.

Have A Great Week

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next time, Stay Productive!

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