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Monday, January 15, 2018

Make Money Blogging + Affiliate Marketing

How to Make Money Blogging via Smart Blogger

Make Money Blogging via ProBlogger

Adding More Daily!! If you have a link you'd like added to any of my posts, please email me at madebyjessblog(at)gmail.com.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Freaking AMAZING Digital Design Freebies #Freebies #DigitalDesignFreebies

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As a digital designer, I am always on the lookout for amazing freebies. Whether it's digital papers, elements, headers, signatures, fonts... I love it all. I decided to save ya'll the time of hunting down these freebies, and I'll
share them with ya'll! How about that!

FreePrettyThingsForYou has some amazing freebies that will keep you looking around for quite awhile.

Kevin + Amanda < Free Scrapbook Fonts that are SOOO amazing!

Love Researcher Explains Neuroscience Behind Valentine's Day

The legend states that Valentine was arrested and put to death by Emperor Claudius II. Valentine was defying orders and secretly helping soldiers to marry. But why would Claudius II not want his soldiers to marry?

Here's where the neuroscience comes in. It turns out that when a man marries, his testosterone drops. So, Claudius' decree against marriage makes biological sense. If you want an aggressive army that will fight your battles, it's better to have single, highly testosterone-fortified men.

Think that's crazy? It turns out that lower testosterone is not the only crazy thing that happens to us when we fall in love.

In a dramatic presentation, Love Biologist Dawn Maslar cuts up a brain to show what love does to us. When we fall in love, this is what can happen to our brain:

• We can lose cognitive ability 
• We can lose the ability to accurately judge our partner – that's why they say 'love is blind'
• We can lose the ability to feel concern if we detect a problem
• We can experience an increase in self-transcendence – being in love makes us feel less selfish and more connected to the world

In addition:
• Our serotonin (hormone of happiness) can fall to the level of someone with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
• His testosterone drops but hers goes up – making her sexually charged
• This effect is temporary – lasting between 1 and 3 years
Don't worry, while the craziness is temporary, the love CAN last a lifetime. In fact, Valentine's Day helps since the following can also kick-in:
• Red hearts, cards and clothes boost his testosterone which can increase the romance
• Giving chocolate on Valentine's Day can boost dopamine – an important neurotransmitter of long-term love
• Doing new and novel things with a partner can also boost dopamine
• Spending quality time together increases oxytocin - the bonding hormone

Dawn Maslar, MS, is an award-winning author, expert guest speaker, adjunct biology professor, and researcher in the science of love. She is a two-time TEDx speaker and her talk on 'How Your Brain Falls in Love' went viral last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyq2Wo4eUDg

Publisher: HCI Books 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

DIY Cold Remedies😥😷

Do-It-Yourself Home Cold Remedies
Brought to you by: Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy
  1. Stuffy nose? Use steam for relief.
    You don’t need a fancy humidifier to ease congestion. Slowly breathing in steam from a pot of boiling water can work wonders! Just make sure to be very careful — you don’t want to burn your nose!
  2. Make it spicy.
    Incorporate lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, rosemary, cloves, pepper and ginger into your sick-day diet. Spices are natural cures to help boost your immune system and fight off viruses and diseases. Some other ingredients to include? Garlic, honey and coconut oil. Check out some more natural cold symptom relievers by visiting us on Pinterest.
  3. Try chicken noodle soup. 
    A nice hot bowl of chicken noodle soup (Make sure to include vegetables!) might be just what you need to fight off that virus. It’s the ultimate cure-all and medically backed to help ease cold symptoms. Check out some of our Cold-EEZE Cold Remedy-approved tasty recipes by clicking here!
  4. Make your own nasal spray.
    By simply mixing 3 teaspoons of iodide-free salt and 1 teaspoon of baking soda and then adding 1 teaspoon of the mixture to 8 ounces of warm boiled water, you can create your own nasal spray solution! It takes a matter of minutes. And then all you have to do is fill a bulb syringe and gently squirt the mixture into each of your nostrils (while holding the other one closed) and letting them drain. This will help clear nasal congestion as well as remove virus particles and bacteria!
  5. And of course, drink plenty of fluids.
    It’s so important to stay hydrated, especially when you’re sick. By drinking plenty of fluids regularly, you can help break up congestion and ease a sore throat. Some great options include water, herbal teas, juices and ginger ale! Be sure to check out some of our favorite healthy hydration recipes!

15 Doctor Recommended “To Do’s” to Fight the Flu

As we head into flu season there are many things we can do to “flu proof” ourselves. Regardless of whether you choose to get a flu vaccine or not, there are things we can do to heighten our chances of not getting sick this winter. Dr. Christopher Calapai, a New York based Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine provided us with a comprehensive list of 15 to do’s to fight the flu.

1.     Keep your surroundings clean, wipe surfaces at work, keep your cell phone clean. According to the CDC viruses can survive on a surface for up to 8 hours

2.     Wash your hands frequently and use a hand sanitizer. Remember the workplace and public spaces are a hotbed for germs. This is where the hand washing comes into play.

3.     Increase intake of vitamin D, C, E and A. Include foods such as red bell peppers (add to salads), sweet potatoes, chicken soup, salmon and garlic. Research shows that keeping vitamin D levels at 80 ng/ml or so decreases the risk of catching the flu and swine flu.

4.     Bring your own lunch to work where you can control food prep and ensure surfaces are clean.

5.     Get a full night's sleep. When you feel run down you're more susceptible to illness. 

6.     Work from home when feeling sick. These days it's easier for people to work from home at the slightest signs of cold or flu. 

7.     Eat kimchi! It’s delicious and a great probiotic which boost immunity.

8.     Add mushrooms to your meal. Packed with selenium they’re an immunity booster.

9.     Sip green or black tea rich in polyphenols and flavonoids which ward off illness as well as L-theanine,
an immunity boosting amino acid. Green and black tea are also packed with polyphenols and flavonoids.

10.  Munch on sweet potato fries which are high in vitamin which helps us fight off bacteria and viruses.

11.  Don’t touch your face especially the eyes. The average person touches their face around 15 times
per hour! It’s something we do unconsciously so if we can be more aware of face touching the more we can stop.

12.  Soup it up! Chicken veggie noodle or ginger garlic soup fights flu and sinus infection.

13.  Exercise regularly! Doing 30 minutes of moderate cardio per day is optimal to enhance the performance of infection fighting white blood cells.

14.  Go hands free on the smartphone. When we put our phones down and then pick them up or touch them this is where viruses can spread. Using earbuds and cleaning the phone with a devise friendly cleaner will help.

15.  Lose the booze. You really want to cut back on alcohol consumption during flu season. It dehydrates us and lowers our immunity so our ability to fight off virus is impaired.

About the Doctor:
Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician board certified in family medicine, and anti-aging medicine. Proclaimed the "The Stem Cell Guru" by the New York Daily News, Dr. Calapai is a leader in the field of stem cell therapy in the U.S. His stem cell treatments have achieved remarkable results in clinical trials on patients with conditions as varied as Alzheimer's, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, frailty syndrome, heart, kidney and liver failure, lupus, MS and Parkinson's. He has worked with Mike Tyson, Mickey Rourke, Steven Seagal, and Gotham's, Donal Logue; and as a medical consultant for the New York Rangers. Connect with him via twitter @drcalapai or at www.drcal.net

Must Have Books!

I can't lie... I've always been a huge book nerd. I have always lovedddd reading. The stories intrigue me, I love learning, crafting, and designing. What better way to do so than books? Reading on the computer, tablet, or phone is never the same as cracking open a book and smelling that AMAZING book smell! 💚👏💌

So... on to the list of books that y'all definitely need to look for...

*Post Christmas Books-- The Best time to get Christmas books is in January!

Mary Higgins Clark + Carol Higgins Clark- The Christmas Thief

Mary Higgins Clark, America's Queen of Suspense, and her daughter, bestselling mystery writer Carol Higgins Clark, have again joined forces to create a suspenseful and humorous holiday tale. 
Alvirah Meehan, the lottery winner turned amateur sleuth, teams up with private investigator Regan Reilly to solve another Christmas mystery. In Deck the Halls, they rescued Regan's kidnapped father. This time they get in the middle of a case involving a beautiful eighty-foot blue spruce that has been chosen to spend the holidays as Rockefeller Center's famous Christmas tree. The folks who picked the tree don't have a clue that attached to one of its branches is a flask chock-full of priceless diamonds that Packy Noonan, a scam artist just released from prison, had hidden there over twelve years ago. 
An excited Packy breaks his parole and heads to Stowe, Vermont, to reclaim his loot. Once there, he is horrified to discover that his special tree will be heading to New York City the next morning. With a bumbling crew consisting of Jo-Jo, Benny, and an unsuccessful poet, Milo, he knows he has to act fast. 
What Packy does not know is that Alvirah and Regan are on a weekend trip to Stowe with Alvirah's husband, Willy; Regan's fiancé, Jack; Regan's parents, Luke and Nora; and Alvirah's friend Opal, a lottery winner who lost all her winnings in Packy's scam. On Monday morning when they're supposed to head home, they learn that the tree is missing, Packy Noonan may be in the vicinity, and Opal has disappeared. 
From two of America's beloved storytellers, The Christmas Thief is filled with suspense, comic characters, and holiday cheer, and is sure to delight its readers.

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Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Whimsically macabre artwork, patterns, and designs permeate the story of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. These images are ideal for adding your own brand of color and style. Perfect for cultivating creativity, relaxation, and focus, these pages are filled with artwork evocative of the delightfully frightful world of Jack Skellington.

Your Creative Workspace by Desha Peacock
Peacock’s design tips cover how to: 

Use your work space to inspire your best work. 
Choose the right color to enhance your mood. 
Create a cozy virtual office no matter where you live. 
Work with a tiny space in a closet or other nook. 
Mix vintage, modern, and thrift store finds so you can create the style you crave, no matter your budget. 
Gain more clarity so you can focus on what’s most important to your business or creative life. 

Your Creative Work Space features full-color photographs of unique, creative work spaces from the traditional home office to the artist’s studio or writing salon. 

The Ice Merchant by Paul Boor

The Ice Merchant - Paul Boor M.D.

It's the year 1889, and a shrewd Yankee ice merchant, Nicolas Van Horne, has been carving out a profitable side-business. Deep in his ship's icy hold, dozens of human cadavers lie between the huge blocks of ice. On this delivery, his first to Galveston's new Medical School, Nicolas makes the ghastly discovery that he's been trafficking in murdered boys. Only with the help of Rene Keiller, Galveston's lovely lady scientist, will Nicolas eventually solve the puzzle his ice holds . . . but first he must overcome his personal demon of morphine addiction, and become inextricably entangled in Rene's experiments on the most dreaded killer of the time, Yellow Fever.

Paul Boor, M.D., is a scientist and professor at Galveston's medical school, the oldest west of the Mississippi. His first novel, BLOOD NOTES, was a modern biomedical thriller. In THE ICE MERCHANT, Dr. Boor explores the history of the body trade, while plumbing the depths of the human frailties of those devoted to scientific discovery.

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2018 World Almanac

Features include:
  • 150 Years of The World AlmanacA special feature celebrating The World Almanac's historic run includes highlights from its distinguished past and some old-fashioned "facts," illustrating how its defining mission has changed with the times.
  • Historical Anniversaries: The World Almanac's recurring feature expands to incorporate milestone events and cultural touchstones dating to the book's founding year, from the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson to the publication of Little Women.
  • World Almanac Editors' Picks: Greatest Single-Season Performances: In light of Russell Westbrook's unprecedented 42 regular-season triple-doubles (and the second-ever season triple-double), The World Almanac takes a look back in sports history for athletes' best single-season runs.
  • Statistical Spotlight: A popular new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on important issues.
  • The Obama Presidency: A year after Barack Obama’s second term came to a close, The World Almanac reviews the accomplishments, missteps, and legacy of the 44th president.
  • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanacprovides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world.
  • Other New Highlights: A brand-new biography of the 45th president and profile of the Trump administration; official 2016 election results; and statistics on criminal incarceration and sentence lengths, health care, overdose deaths, shootings, terrorism, and much more.
  • The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2017 while providing all the information you'll need in 2018.

Birdhouses, Boxes, and Feeders for the Backyard Hobbyist is an invaluable source of information for both the woodworker and the bird-lover. 

Making your own bird boxes and feeders is a rewarding and environmentally sound way to enhance any garden by attracting birds. The food we supply in winter can mean the difference between life and death for small birds, and in spring and summer bird boxes help many species to raise their families. 

The world is flooded with information, but starving for wisdom. Many feel a sense of overload, anxiety, and a general state of restlessness. Eastern cultures refer to the monkey mind and respond with yoga and meditation. Western civilization has identified a series of disorders and related prescription drugs. All of this can help, but what is the complete and balanced solution? How do we get grounded, despite all the confusion? How do we build a solid foundation that assures solid, authentic growth? If you look carefully at every authentic achievement, you will see a clear pattern of Me We Do BeMe We Do Be reveals that all behaviors can be organized within these four cornerstones. Me is quality thinking that builds wisdom, We habits form quality relationships, Do actions build productivity, and Be designs the future. Me We Do Beconnects the dots and creates a fresh perspective for moving forward. The Me We Do Be principles are the result of research that has spanned 25 years at the intersection of sociology and economics. 
If you ask a young person today about weed, what comes to mind isn't rolling a joint or taking a bong hit, getting the munchies and chilling out. In fact, cannabis today is practically an entirely different product than what most people think it is, so before you start saying, 'What's the big deal about legalizing weed?' there's a lot you should know. 

Get the book here

2018 Must-Haves for Bloggers

A-Z of Best Blogging Resources via The Blog Stylist
Also The Blog Stylist Job Board, Blogging Cheat Sheet, Blogging Conferences + Events Calendar

16 Blogging Resources to improve Your Blog via Social Media Examiner

Tools + Resources via First Site Guide

Resources + Tools via JustAGirlandHerBlog

Recommended Blogging Resources via ProBlogger    + Writing/Blogging Jobs

11 Free Image Hosting Sites via LifeWire

Upload your images to these sites to share them easily

Blog Design Tutorials via KevinandAmanda.com

KevinandAmanda.com also has some amazing downloadable fonts that are SUPER cute!
Fonts for Peas

How to Add Social Media Icons to your Blog Via CurlyMade

Free Blog Graphics and Resources via ClementineCreative

14 Android Apps Every Blogger Needs via HongKiat

 63 Blogging Tools to Make You Insanely Productive via Smart Blogger

Free Graphics and Vectors to download Via Designs By Miss Mandee

Pinterest Widget Builder (To add to your Blog)

Free GIMP Download (Free version of Photoshop)

BeFunky Photo Editor (Free)

7 Grunge Social Icons via Clementine Creative

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

GoodKarms App Review [NEW!] #TechReview

From Instagram to Snapchat, social media has become a platform frequently used to impress our peers by showcasing the best aspects of our lives, while hiding away our struggles. As such, it’s no secret that extensive social media use can result in some negative side effects when it comes to mental health. But what if I told you that there was a new social media platform dedicated to giving thanks, and helping those in need? Say hello to GoodKarms.

GoodKarms has four primary features: the ability to share posts about your gratitude and thankfulness, to ask for positive words and energy during rough patches, and to offer or request help with tasks such as grocery shopping, moving, car rides and everything in between. These services are all, of course, free of charge — the only currency GoodKarms accepts is good karma.

GoodKarms is a community of individuals who create a positive energy.

GoodKarms is a community of individuals who create a positive energy by performing selfless activities and encouraging others in a progressive manner!

Positivity: feeling a little off, or your energy not where it is you want it to be? Ask the GoodKarms community to send you positive vibes.

Gratitude log: lets you broadcast all the things you’re grateful for. It’s a great way to get inspired and to extend your gratitude to the Universe. 

Offer Help: looking to help individuals by offering your skill set to others? GoodKarms makes it simple by allowing you to post how you can be of service.

Seek Help: Can't find the help you need? Create a "Seek Help" request so others can help you out.


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Southern Rambles Weekly #SouthernRambles #SouthernRamblesWeekly

Kickass videos,  laugh out loud moments, amazing facts, cool websites, tech tutorials- Blog tips, blog 101, designs and more cool products!

World's Dumbest.. 💗

Whoever said Criminals were smart? Watch here

Failed Miserably here

DIY. Craft Tutorials. Life Hacks
40 Genius Tricks here

17 Cool Things You Can Make With a Glue Gun

Best Free Photo Editing Apps for Android, iPhone an

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Epic Failed Inventions in History (Video) #EpicFails #EpicInventionFails

History Channel Documentary on Epic Failed Inventions in History. Some of these inventions I had never even heard of, which was pretty awesome. I love watching stuff like this and learning about the history of America and it's inventions.

There were so many amazing and interesting inventions that would have been super cool had they made it big. I am really into that Space-like community living. I wouldn't live there myself, but I'm sure there would be people interested..

The cars are the most interesting to watch invention success and fails of. If mistakes don't happen, how can you learn from them?

Stylish Southern Mama♥