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Weekly Round-Up #276: Plants With Benefits & Accessible Videos

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Weekly Round-Up #276: Plants With Benefits & Accessible Videos

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

This week we take a look at plants that can bring unexpected benefits to your health (and productivity) and if, like me, you struggle to keep your plant family alive we have 25 low maintenance plants that even I should be able to keep alive!

And, as accessibility to our content is so important we have a great tool that allows you to auto-caption your videos (for free with a watermark) so people will be able to view your TikTok, Instagram stories and reels and YouTube content so that they are accessible to those who are hard of hearing or have their sound turned off.

Plants With Benefits – Love The Garden

Houseplants are a great addition to homes and workspaces and they have been found to improve our mental health and overall well-being. According to psychologists, having the right selection of indoor plants can actually boost your concentration and productivity by up to 15%.

A search for #houseplants on Instagram returns a staggering 4.6 million posts. And whilst Cheese Plants and Cacti will be in abundance, it’s Echinacea that can treat the common cold and Passion Flower that’s calming and can aid sleep. But don’t fear, the popular Aloe Vera and Snake Plant have a host of associated health benefits too!

Love the Garden has taken 8 of the best indoor houseplants and visualised the health benefits, uses and ease of caring for them.

25 Common House Plants That Are Low Maintenance – Happy DIY Home

I don’t know about you but I really struggle to keep my plant babies alive – I’m never sure if I’m under watering or over watering so look for as low-maintenance plants as possible.

There are so many different types of house plants out there – it can be difficult to know where to start. This guide will walk you through the top 25 best and most common house plants that are low maintenance, what they require and how to help them thrive indoors.

43 Troubling Employment Discrimination Statistics For 2020 – The High Court

Many of us have come to accept that workplace discrimination is a fact of life. And any perceptive individual would notice that the number of groups persecuted by people in power keeps increasing as time goes by. The oppression in the workplace has got to stop. But where should we begin? What are we currently doing to curb the plague of employment injustices? Have we made progress in some areas? Hopefully The High Court can answer all of these important questions at The High Court. This way, marginalized employees to compete on equal footing with other members of the labor force.

Veed Auto Subtitle Tool – VEED.IO

With VEED you can automatically generate subtitles for your videos and then render them into the video permanently (hardcode subtitles), or download them as a separate subtitle file (SRT, VTT, TXT, etc.) Our auto-subtitle maker uses artificial intelligence to generate your subtitles with near perfect accuracy. Combined with our simple yet powerful video editor, VEED is the best place to automatically subtitle your videos online.

Natural Sleep Aids: What You Need To Know – The Mattress Nerd

There’s nothing worse than not being able to sleep. You toss and turn, counting the minutes as they go by, and the harder you try to fall asleep, the more awake you feel. For many people, natural sleep aids can help. If you’ve never taken a natural sleep aid before, you might be hesitant. Are they safe? Do they work? What makes a natural sleep aid “natural?” Don’t worry, we’ll answer all those questions in this article, plus we’ll take an in-depth look at eight of the most effective natural sleep aids. If you’re ready to kick insomnia to the curb, check out this article from Mattress Nerd.

The Complete Guide To Setting Up Multiple Displays In Windows 10 – MakeUseOf

When it comes to desktop PCs, one thing is for certain: two screens are better than one. That’s especially true for the tech expert who has to multitask several graphics intensive programs at once. Whether you be a graphic designer, data analyst, programmer, or anyone else who’s a heavy PC user, a multiple monitor setup can be both aesthetically and practically appealing. Whatever your need, enabling multiple displays on your PC is a surefire way to increase productivity. It also doesn’t hurt that you can customize your second monitor from top to bottom using largely free tools available online.

How To Choose A Top Financial Adviser – Endura Private Wealth

Financial Advisers help you achieve your financial goals. They help you create a financial plan designed to enable you to live the life you want to live. Financial Advisers can help you at any life stage with any financial issues or goals you’ve set, from budgeting to buying a house, managing superannuation, tax planning and wealth management.

However, choosing the right financial adviser is a crucial component of a successful financial strategy. Essential factors such as qualifications, licence, services offered and fees should be considered when looking for a financial planner.

The Complete Guide To Table Top Role Playing Games – Aeturnum Gaming

The term TTRPG stands for tabletop roleplay game (or tabletop RPG). TTRPGs are the “old-school” equivalent of video game RPGs. The main difference being that games usually take place between a group of players all sitting around a table, and action primarily takes place in the “theater of the mind.” Even as video game RPGs become more popular, so too do TTRPGs. People like trying out the more in-depth tabletop games that started the video game RPG genre.

There are literally thousands of TTRPGs to choose from. The main difficulty with selecting one is that tabletop RPGs usually have pretty in-depth rules, and reading the rulebook can be time-consuming. Which is why many people, once they find a TTRPG they like, tend to stick with playing just that one game. So, which TTRPG should you play? Read this article to find out more.

How To Keep Kids Safe Online: 14 Ways To Protect Your Children On The Internet – VPN Thrive

The first step to secure your kids’ digital protection is knowing how easy it is for them to go online. Even if their internet access is limited, they could easily find a way to connect to the web. They can always access public wifi hotspots or connect from a friend’s house without difficulty. Most kids use the web exclusively for gaming and social media. But, they can also use it to check out porn sites or read all kinds of malicious content. Everything from drugs to extremist ideologies is on the table. For this reason, always monitor your kids’ behavior and activities online. If ever you discover anything that’s concerning, do not punish them. Instead, give them proper guidance and lead them through the right path.

Amazing Communication In The Workplace Statistics For 2020 – Expert Market US

In the past year, the world has become reliant on technology to stay connected, which has had a huge impact on the nature of the workforce. It is predicted that 42% of the US labor force is currently working from home full-time.

The team at Expert Market were interested in how companies have found the switch, and what their plans for the uncertain future are. They surveyed 100 businesses based in North America and Europe and they found that overwhelming majority of businesses (90%) see positive benefits in working from home including increased employee engagement and happiness, yet at the same time, 71% said they have witnessed negative impacts, such as a reduction in productivity, difficulty maintain work-life balance, and difficulty assessing accountability. Learn some more interesting facts in this Expert Market article.

The Benefits Of Silence : How To Enlighten Your Life – Zen-up your home

Music, conversation, TV, traffic noise, radio. All those sounds throughout the day don’t stop to reach our ears. Our environment is a gigantic magnet for attention. How many minutes in a day do we enjoy ourselves in silence? Now, imagine yourself at home, doing nothing but listening to silence for a few minutes. How would it make you feel? Relaxed? Bored? Both answers are interesting because that’s how much silence has to offer to us.

A History Of Social Selling – Zopto Blog

When we think about the term social selling, we immediately think of social media platforms, analytics, and lead generation. However, in reality, the social aspect of selling has always been at the core of trade. Building relationships with customers has always been essential. Whether you think about the bartering example or the modern social media one, sales has always relied on connection and trust. Establishing these core principles is easier said than done, but they’re crucial parts of the skill of social selling. IN this article, Zopto looks into the history of social selling, it’s importance and how it can improve relationships with your customers.

How To Deal With Job Search Depression – Resume-Now

Even during times of low unemployment and high competition amongst employers, finding a job has never been a walk in the park. Add in the economic impacts of COVID-19, and landing a job has become staggeringly more difficult.

The toll that this frustration takes isn’t insignificant — psychologists associate unemployment with psychological ailments like anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. Unfortunately, with over 16.3 million Americans laid off due to COVID-19, these feelings of exhaustion and burnout from endless job hunting are not uncommon.

So how do you deal with not finding a job? And how can you keep up the job search without it taking a massive toll on your mental health? We talked to expert psychologists to find out how to deal with job search depression in the age of COVID-19.

How Will Gym Members Stay Fit In 2021 [Hint:Not The Gym] – RunRepeat

Although nearly half of gym members said they would return to their gym when it reopened back in April, only a third had returned since August.

With the pandemic only worsening as 2020 comes to an end, we wanted to learn how this year has changed the way gym members approach achieving their fitness goals.

To do this, RunRepeat surveyed 1,990 gym members from 120 different countries in order to learn how they will be approaching staying fit in 2021, in comparison to the start of 2020.

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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