Weekly Round-Up #249: Dreams, Games v Movies and Programming

Weekly Round-Up #249: Dreams, Games v Movies and Programming


In this week’s round-up we take a look at the meaning of dreams, how games stack up against movies when it comes to how many people work on them and how you can take the leap into programming.

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I don’t know about you, but I have some really, really weird dreams that make no sense at all. But don’t worry, The French Bed Company is here to explain them to you.

We also take a look at how the credit between movies and video games compare. With computer games now becoming almost playable movies which field has more people working on them?

And computer programming – whether software or web based – is becoming more and more important as our lives move more into a digital space so if you’re thinking of taking the plunge for fun or a career change, Self-Taught has put together a big list of resources that will help you get started.

Dreams Explained – The French Bed Company

Ever woken up in the morning with vivid memories of a peculiar dream you’ve just had that didn’t really make much sense? If so, you’re not alone… Humans spend around two hours a night dreaming (with our most vivid dreams occurring during REM sleep), and while the things we think about while we sleep might seem odd, they can actually have a much deeper meaning than we initially think.

Foods To Avoid During Pregnancy – Child Mode

People have heard and seen multiple ads and commercials on various media platforms warning them against the hazards of poor eating habits. From issues with obesity to overeating and even disorders like heart disease and diabetes that can be associated with bad eating.

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Even though these warnings have been around for centuries some of us still partake in these bad habits. It makes you wonder what happens to those adults with poor eating habits especially women that become pregnant? When you are pregnant there are a number of dos and don’ts that every mother is given to follow. Especially when it comes to her eating habits. What the mother consumes will directly affect not only her but also the life of her unborn child. In this piece, we are going to examine the consequences of eating poorly during pregnancy and just what a mother can do to combat it!

Battle Of The Credits: Video Games V Movies – Casino Kings

Casino Kings counted thousands of video game and movie titles to see if it now requires more people to create a triple-A video game than a blockbuster movie, and the role microtransactions have played in the growth of the gaming industry.

The video game industry now attracts A-list talent to star in its games, such as Norman Reedus in Death Stranding and Keanu Reeves in the soon to be released futuristic RPG Cyberpunk 2077. Along with these famous names, a triple-A game now requires a team of thousands of developers, designers and programmers all working together over many months to make sure their latest iteration is on shelves in time for release day.

How To Browse The Web As Anonymously As Possible – PrivacySpark.com

Browsing the web without leaving a trace helps you to protect your privacy. Whether you are hiding from a repressive regime, negotiating a business contract or conducting a financial transaction with your bank, the need to ensure that nobody is peeping at the information you are sending or receiving is very important.

Work Productivity Tips: Get More Done In Less Time – CustomLogoCases Blog

Whether it’s growth, revenue or efficiency, success in the workplace always comes back to the same factor: how productive is the company’s workforce. As productivity begins to falter, it brings everything else down with it. It follows, therefore, that both management teams and employees alike should endeavor to maximize productivity in the workplace. Knowing exactly how to go about doing that is the tricky part, which is why in this article, we’ll be covering some top tips on keeping productivity high in the office.”

15 Tips On How To Pass Any Exam In A Week – IvyPanda Blog

We all hate studying for tests and like it or not, you’ll have to deal with them even well after you’ve left the education system. In this article IvyPanda gives you 15 tips on how you can prepare for, study for and pass an exam in just a week – although it goes without saying that you need to know the course material as well as using these handy tips!

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Insurance Claim Types: The Average Claim By Country – Alpha Travel Insurance

Alpha Travel Insurance and Money Supermarket have analysed 25,000 travel insurance claims to assess the current state of travel insurance and find out the average cost of claims in countries around the world, the countries with the most expensive claims and the ones with the highest number of claims. It’s interesting that in the US/Canada claim amounts are lower and are due to medical reasons whereas the UK is higher and is mainly due to cancellations. The upshot? Always make sure you have comprehensive insurance wherever you’re traveling.

Five Sneaky Places Germs May Be Hiding In Your Home — And How To Clean Them – HomeAdvisor

Even in the tidiest homes, there are at least a few places where you’d expect to find germs like kitchens, where food is stored and prepared, and bathrooms, where — well, you know. What you might not expect, however, is that there are plenty of germs hiding in places you think are clean.

Ford vs Ferrari: Which Is The Most Desirable Brand Worldwide? – Chipex UK

If you could choose between a Ford or a Ferrari, what would you pick? If the search engine stats are anything to go by, many countries are more inclined to search for Fords than Ferraris. However, recent research into who searches for each brand the most is quite revealing. If you want to find out which countries love luxury cars and who is more likely to look up a more practical and affordable option, then take a look at the latest Chipex UK research.

Cold Brew Coffee Ratio – Coffee In My Veins

Can’t bear the heat, but need your fix of coffee? This article will teach you how to make the best cold brew coffee – and the magic ratio that makes it all happen.

Handling Conflict In The Workplace, The Right Way – Nurses PRN

Nurses are trained to handle a multitude of complex health-related issues on a daily basis. However, something you can’t learn in nursing school is how to deal with other types of conflict in the workplace. Problems can arise between yourself and another nurse, your manager, or even with patients and family members.

Maybe you’ve been working too much overtime, or perhaps a co-worker is making your job difficult. Whatever the situation is, there is definitely a right and wrong way of handling things. As the old adage goes, don’t ever “burn your bridges.” You never know when you may cross paths with someone again later in life. Here are some tips to help you arrive at a solution to your problem in a professional manner.

The Successful Freelance Programmer: A Freelance Programming Guide – Self-Taught

Whether you are already a programmer working full-time for a company or a brand new programmer, This will show you how to create a successful freelance programming business so you can work from anywhere (including a beach!)

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When times get tough, it’s time to find some hustles and side jobs to make extra money and get the revenue rolling in again. These sure-fire tips can help guarantee financial security and ease the burden when the bills start coming in.

Pricing Up Pop Culture’s Most Beloved Cars – Moneyshake Blog

Ever wanted to get behind the wheel of your favourite pop culture car? Maybe you think you could handle the Batmobile or take on a high-speed chase, Fast and Furious style.
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Have A Great Weekend

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 week, Stay Productive!

About The Author
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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