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Weekly Round-Up #264: Food For Colds, Collaboration & Getting Off The Couch

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Weekly Round-Up #264: Food For Colds, Collaboration & Getting Off The Couch

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

As the weather is getting cooler in the northern hemisphere and flu and cold season is starting we look at the best foods (and vitamins) to take if you have a cold. A lot of us are still working from home thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have the ultimate guide on how to collaborate from anywhere and we also bring you 22 fantastic tips that will help you get off the couch and start exercising.

The Best Foods To Help Fight A Cold – Taste of Home

Turns out mom was right: a delicious bowl of classic homemade soup, like chicken noodle, can help ease cold and flu symptoms by offering powerful amino acids and keeping you hydrated. With this year’s flu, the most widespread in more than a decade, it’s no wonder people are doing everything they can to avoid getting sick, including finding the best foods to eat during flu season. In addition to hand washing, flu vaccines and drinking enough water, eating a diet rich in these six vitamins and minerals can help you prevent infections.

How To Start Online Boutique Business: 6 Steps To Build A Profitable Store – Great Big Minds

Learning how to start online boutique is best done if you take it step by step, which is what we will do today. What we want to do is to guide you in how you can start a small business, and then scale it up bit by bit until you earn enough money to leave your 9-5 job.

How To Improve Your Commute – Fresh Big Bang – Fresh Big Bang

According to Cambridge Dictionary, commuter is someone who regularly travels between work and home. Taking it literally, you are a commuter unless you don’t work or you work at home. In reality, we refer to commuters as people who daily face long travels to work by air, rail, car, bus, bicycle, foot or some combination. In the USA, around 25 million people spend more than 90 minutes commuting every day. More than 600,000 mega-commuters travel 90 minutes or more and 50 miles or more to work, one-way. This makes more than 3 hours a day commuting!

Your Ultimate Guide On How To Collaborate From Anywhere – RingCentral UK

In 2019 social networking software company Buffer conducted a survey on the State of Remote Work in which 99% of respondents claimed that they would like to work remotely for at least some of the time. With the current global pandemic triggering something of an exodus from bustling city life and high rise office buildings in the capital rapidly losing their appeal, it seems that remote working is no longer just a trend.

What Is DNS? An Easy To Understand Guide Sep 2020 – Website Builder Expert

Looking for an easy to understand, jargon-free introduction to DNS? Well websitebuilderexpert.com have you covered. Web browsers and computers that make up the internet talk to each other, and are identified, using IP addresses. An IP address is a unique string of numbers that identifies every machine using the internet. Think of an IP address like a postal address – every device on the internet has one, and you need the address to find your location (such as a web page). Domains are much easier to remember than IP addresses, and we can use domains thanks to DNS. This is because DNS takes our easy to remember domain name, and translates it into a string of numbers that our web browser can understand. Without DNS, we would all have to remember IP addresses to navigate the internet – so really, DNS is pretty awesome!

Online English Courses: 11 Best Places To Learn English Online – Preply

Students now have an endless digital toolbox—a huge range of learning resources to access anywhere, anytime. There is a universe of English learning knowledge waiting for you online. It might sound like a big claim when the resources are so easily available, but it’s possible that an online course could change your life. So if English isn’t your first language check out these 11 places you can learn and improve your language skills.

How To Get Into Fitness: 22 Tips For Getting Healthy – Fitness At Home

Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds or just get your body moving and feel better about yourself, it’s never too late to start working out. That being said, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. With so many online fitness programs on offer, so much equipment for sale, and so many different types of workouts, how do you get started? If you’re wondering how to get into fitness, Fitness At Home have compiled a list of 22 of the best tips and tricks to getting started on the path to good health.

Where To Invest In Property According To Internet Searches – iProperty Management

iProperty Management has analysed Google’s Keyword Planner to reveal which countries around the world are the best for investing in property, based on where people are looking to relocate to the most. The idea of moving somewhere completely different and starting a new adventure has appeal for a lot of people, but which countries are among the most desirable for Brits looking to emigrate and the best for investing in property as a result?

One Living Room, 6 Colorful, Nature-Inspired Palettes – HomeAdvisor

With so many of us cooped up inside this year, interior designers are gravitating towards nature-inspired colors and materials. But nature isn’t just 50 shades of green, right? The wild color schemes of Mount Fuji, the Grand Canyon, or even the Serengeti might not be the most obvious choices for an urban home, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. HomeAdvisor analyzed the color schemes of six areas of outstanding natural beauty and used these palettes to digitally re-decorate a living room”

Best Coffee Maker In Canada 2020 – Rank-It.Ca – Rank-It.ca

Everyone has their personal favourite type of coffee – iced coffee, espresso, cappuccino, black or anything in between. No matter what kind of coffee you’re into, there’s a coffee maker out there that’s perfect for you. Finding the best coffee maker for your needs can be pretty overwhelming though – there are hundreds of different models available, all with several reviews. If you don’t want to spend your whole afternoon scouring through coffee maker reviews, don’t worry! No need to compare coffee makers on your own – rank-it.ca have compared the top-rated coffee makers and compiled all the best ones right in this post.

Tips For Setting Up A Productive Remote Home Office – Quill.com

Whether working from home has always been a perk of your job or you’re suddenly working remotely due to current events, one thing remains the same: It’s smart to set up a home office that allows you to separate your work and personal lives. The work-from-home option doesn’t only benefit employees. A two-year Stanford study found a 13 percent improvement in performance and a 50 percent reduced attrition rate among employees randomly selected to work from home. Nothing enables these benefits more than a productive home office space. There’s a big difference between curling up on the couch with your laptop and having a designated office space — and not only because you’re less likely to have Netflix on in the background. Read this article to learn how to set up a home office that promotes productivity and helps you stay healthy at the same time.

How To Clean Your Grill: The Ultimate Guide To A Clean Grill – Beyond Yard – Beyond Yard

The summer is winding down here in the U.K and it’s about time that we put our barbecues away for the winter months. Before you put it away at the back of the garage, it’s important to give it a good clean so that your BBQ stays rust free, bacteria free and is ready for next year. In this article the guys at Beyond Yard have put together a great guide that tells you all the equipment and techniques you need in order to get your grill shining like new.

Most Secure Postcodes – Confused.com

From a general sense of security to the number of CCTV cameras and police officers– which factors make you feel the safest in the area that you live? Using data from the last three years, Confused.com has scored 32 of the UK’s most populated postcodes against a number of metrics to help you see which places are the most secure to live and buy a home.

Puzzled By Music Copyright? Find The Best Way To Deal With It – Renderforest

So you’ve found perfect music you want to add to your YouTube masterpiece. Everything is ready. One last question remains; “How do I use someone else’s copyrighted art in my video, without getting slammed by YouTube with copyright strikes?” Everyone feels anxious and doubtful about getting music copyright. If you’re not sure about copyright then check out this article from Renderforest and you’ll be introduced to the basics of how to get permission to use the music you want.

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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Katy is always trying to be more productive one day at a time! Whether it's analogue, digital, motivational or psychological who'll try any system that will help her get things done and get organised. As well as running FlippingHeck.com, she also loves making music and reviewing things.
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