Weekly Round-Up #295: Plants For Health, Veggies & Account Security

Weekly Round-Up #295: Plants For Health, Veggies & Account Security


This week we have some indoor plants that, as well as looking nice, have some surprising health benefits. Sticking with green thumbs, we have a great guide on the best times to plant your vegetables to ensure you have a great crop. And finally we know that account security is ultra-important but what best practices should you be using? We’ve got some great tips from Google and a team of security researchers that with have your accounts sealed up like Fort Knox in no time.

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

This week we have some indoor plants that, as well as looking nice, have some surprising health benefits.

Sticking with green thumbs, we have a great guide on the best times to plant your vegetables to ensure you have a great crop.


And finally we know that account security is ultra-important but what best practices should you be using? We’ve got some great tips from Google and a team of security researchers that with have your accounts sealed up like Fort Knox in no time.

The 8 Best Indoor Plants With Health Benefits – Happy 2nd Birthday

Certain indoor plants have the power to remove interior pollutants like cigarette smoke, organic solvents, formaldehyde, and other compounds from the air, meaning a home is quite a bit healthier by their presence. In this article from Happy 2nd birthday, they showcase a few plants that NASA has demonstrated will make your home life a little greener, brighter, and cleaner.

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When To Plant Your Vegetables And Get A Bountiful Harvest – Gardening Mentor

You wonder when is the best time to start a plant.

Should you just go for it and leave it to instinct and nature? Or should you be really precise on the dates when you should start planting seeds?

Don’t worry because it’s not that complicated. Nature is helpful and plants want to grow. As long as you follow some basics, you’ll have wonderful plants growing in no time.

Let’s learn what is the best time to think about and start planting the vegetables you want to grow.

Here Are The Best Account Security Methods, According To Google – Lifehacker

Everywhere you turn, someone is handing out advice about account security and privacy. And while it never hurts to be reminded about all the ways you can protect your critical data, have you topped to wonder whether any of the various security measures you’re taking are actually effective?

Google did, and it teamed up with researchers from New York University and the University of California, San Diego to analyze more than 350,000 different account-hijacking attempts and see how well some of its most basic account-security suggestions protected users’ accounts. As it turns out, even the most basic of techniques is—to put it in Pokémon terms—super-effective!

The Ultimate Guide To Remote & Hybrid Work Etiquette – RingCentral UK Blog

Even before 2020’s unprecedented events, 4.7 million people were already working remotely – and the Coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant increase.

All the signs are that remote or hybrid working is likely to stay, as more companies realise the benefits. One survey reports that 68 per cent of large company CEOs are planning to downsize their office space, while 77 per cent of remote employees say they’re more productive when working from home.

A remote workforce means fewer overheads, no need for lengthy commutes or overseas travel, and a better work-life balance for employees. Hybrid working can offer the best of both worlds, offering the flexibility to work from anywhere but still maintaining a small physical workplace with hot-desking and a bring your own device (BYOD) policy.

The potential benefits are clear but remote, and hybrid working is not without their own unique challenges. Moving to either of these new working ways can be a steep learning curve for traditionally office-based businesses. Whether you are part of an established business or a small startup, this article will give you some valuable etiquette tips to make remote and hybrid working work for you.

Top 28 Jira Alternatives For Smarter Project Management In 2021 – nTask

A few years ago, word on the block was: Jira is the jack-of-all-trades. Fast forward to 2021, Jira has still ranked as one of the top bug tracking and issue tracking software, and project management tools. And yet, there is an increasing amount of users, companies, and enterprises who feel its time to switch to another project management tool. With this is mind, nTask have put together a list of 28 of the best Jira alternatives with innumerable perks and benefits.

100+ Best Fundraising Ideas For Everyone (Quick, Unique & Easy) In 2021 – Nonprofit Blog

Are you looking for fresh, inventive, and effective fundraising ideas for your non-profit organization?

Look no further!

Choosing the right fundraising idea for your non-profit can be challenging. There are a lot of factors to consider: budget and time constraints, human resources available, your audience, and more. So DonorBox have put together a list of over 100 fundraising ideas that can help you raise money for your organisation in 2021.

WordPress Maintenance Checklist: 50+Tips – BigrockCoupon.in

While it’s a great CMS/blogging platform, like most things WordPress requires regular upkeep and maintenance for it to work smoothly across various platforms. Having a well-maintained WordPress website that provides a hassle-free user experience is the key to a successful online business.

With this in mind, bigrockcoupon.in have come up with a detailed WordPress website Maintenance checklist that will provide you with a comprehensive list of essential things that you need to look at if you want to retain & attract readers and maintain your SEO ranking on SERPs.

21 Signs That Indicate It’s Time To Switch Your Web Host – HostgatorCouponCode.in

As a foundation of your online business venture, web hosting plays one of the most important roles in the success of your online business. However, with the list of tasks involved in setting up a blog or a website, more often than not, selecting a good web host often takes a back seat.

In this article, HostgatorCouponCode looks at the indicators that are a clear sign that you have selected a bad web host and that you need to find a reliable hosting company right away, one that will ensure that your website is safe from issues and provides the best experience for your visitors.

If Someone Drinks Their Coffee Black, They’re More Likely To Be A Psychopath – The Mirror

If you like your coffee black rather than all milky, foamy and syrupy then many will say you’re simply drinking it as it’s meant to be drunk.

However, if you have a fondness for the bitter tipple then it could be a sign that you’re a psychopath, according to research.

Scientists studying taste buds have found parallels between the consumption of some of our favourite drinks like bitter IPAs, black coffee and tonic water and malevolent personality traits.

So you might want to be wary if you’ve got a friend or partner who shuns milk and sugar in their cup of Joe.

Great British Nature Escapes – The Body Shop

With summer fast approaching and restrictions starting to ease, residents of Great Britain are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy green spaces. But nature and wilderness may be closer to home than you realise.

To find out which cities are the best for those wanting to escape into nature, The Body Shop launched a study using five key factors: urban greenspace per person, air quality, noise pollution, and the number of forests and walking trails across Great Britain.

7 Stylish Grey Living Room Decor Ideas – ElephantStock

There’s a reason why grey is one of the most popular contemporary colors in design. It’s chic, inconspicuous, and endlessly versatile. From furniture to wall art, there are several simple ways to add grey to your existing interior. The living room is the center of the home, which means it’s the perfect space to explore grey-themed possibilities. Give your space an elegant facelift with these tips and tricks from Elephant Stock for grey living room décor.”

How To Answer What Is Your Greatest Strength – Novorésumé

“What is your greatest strength?” Sounds like an easy question, right? It’s one of those questions that we can all expect to receive during an interview – the actual question is “What’s the right answer?”

There’s a lot more to this “simple” interview question than it seems. Want to learn what’s the secret behind answer “what’s your greatest strength?” Then read this article from novoresume and also check out the rest of their series that covers the 35 most common job interview questions, what to think about and how to answer them.

Laptop Specifications List: 10 Most Important Things To Check – Guru Verdict

Purchasing a brand new quality laptop can cost an arm and a leg and as such you cannot afford to have a laptop that does not have a right screen, keyboard, or other vital configuration. One issue is that laptopns can be less flexible when compared to their desktop counterparts. Once you have chosen your laptop, it can be quite difficult to upgrade it (if it’s possible at all). So with that in mind it’s important to figure out what the specifications for your laptop are that will allow you to get the most out of your new laptop and this breakdown by Guru Verdict will let you know exactly what you need to look for when purchasing your new laptop.

Getting An Office Cat Or Dog Could Reduce Your Stress Levels And Boost Your Productivity – Business Insider

Nowadays, it seems it’s not such an outlandish idea to have a pet in the office — there are actually quite a few advantages. For example, a few years ago, research by Virginia Commonwealth University showed that people experience less stress when a dog is around.

Researchers took saliva samples from factory employees and looked at how much of the stress hormone cortisol was in it. The results showed that only the employees who had had a dog in their vicinity had low cortisol levels by the end of the day.

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Have A Great Week

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Until next time, Stay Productive!

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