Damon Wayans, Jr. has come up with an app that is the "Uber" of bringing entertainment providers and venues together. Many know him from New Girl as "Coach", but now he has ventured into starting his own business. Special Guest App is a global app platform to connect venues and entertainers. This could be huge in helping DJs, singers, and comedians find work on a regular basis without relying on an agent, not to mention helping those planning events to find their entertainment easier.
“I've noticed there's a lot of talented people out there who have the talent but they don't have necessarily the representation to help them be seen,” Wayans told FOX Business. “I felt like that was a problem to be solved, and I wanted to make an app that allows entertainers to get gigs and be seen by other people as much as possible.”
He brought his idea to serial entrepreneur Kris Jones to help him design the app and get it off the ground and running. Jones really believes in the project and thinks it could really transform the entertainment industry. They plan to open in Atlanta, Austin and Nashville in the near future.
As you can see below, you can search for talent by location or category.
I have family members who are in the entertainment industry (singing / songwriting) and from their experience I can tell you this would make such a difference for them and their careers. Finding gigs as an artist can be difficult, and making a living can be a challenge when you don't know where to go to get work. And using an agent is not always feasible. As someone who is an entertainer for a living, Wayans Jr. has taken his passion and creativity and developed something that will change the way this industry works, just as Uber has transformed the personal transportation industry.
Many health-conscious individuals have opted to incorporate organic foods into their diet in a time where ingredients and transparency more in demand. What some may not realize is that there are also plenty of options out there when it comes to organic items for the home. An often overlooked product is feminine hygiene products like pads and tampons. Some don't even know organic options exist out there, and that you don't have to break the bank to get them.
With Kali Boxes, you can sign up for monthly period box and get them delivered to you every month. The subscriptions are personalized, flexible and convenient so you have what you need every month.
Another organic alternative in feminine care that some may not be aware of is yeast infection medicine. FemiClear is a 2 day all natural yeast infection treatment that contains no artificial antifungal drugs or chemicals. It is made from oxygenated olive oil, calendula, and melaleuca. Plus right now on Amazon you can save $3.00 with a clippable coupon.
Sliquid Organics Splash Balance Gentle Feminine Wash is a great alternative to traditional soap and water and other harsh detergents. Fragrance formulas are blended with essential oils, coconut derivatives, and sea salt. Sliquid Splash is perfectly balanced to complement a woman's natural PH.
There's another great organic cleansing wash for those with sensitive skin. Rael Natural Feminine Cleansing Wash with a light and fresh scent is perfect for daily hygiene while helping to maintain a healthy ph balance. It is non-drying and non-irritating and helps to keep odors away. The ingredients contain only natural herbs and are Paraben free, Phenoxyethanol free, and Artificial fragrance free.
As you can see there are plenty of options out there and you can go organic with you feminine hygiene products as well as your food, cleaning products, and other products around the home.
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Assets are a vital part of your finances. After all, your assets encompass all of your possessions and valuables. Unfortunately your assets are constantly in a state of vulnerability, and without proper protection are always at the risk of being damaged, confiscated, or stolen. Losing your assets can be a devastating financial blow that you might not be able to recover from. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take in order to ensure that no harm comes to your valuable assets. Here are five things you need to do to protect your assets.
Insurance is a great way to protect your assets from being damaged or destroyed. Simply pay a monthly premium, and if anything happens to your prized asset then your insurance will cover the costs of the damages. There are many different types of insurance ranging from auto insurance to home insurance. However, be careful with insurance as if you insure too many things then your premiums may get out of hand and cause you financial issues. It is because of this reason that you probably only want to insure the things you deem most valuable or at the highest risk of being damaged or destroyed.
Use A Business
Using a business can be a great way to protect your assets. Listing some of your personal assets as business assets could prevent them from being confiscated if you ever end up in a personal financial ruin.In addition, starting a business could give you the opportunity to generate more revenue and further improve and diversify your asset portfolio. However, be careful with how personally liable you are when it comes to your business. If you are not careful, you could become personally liable for your business faults and your assets could be a risk. However, this could be avoided by creating a business that has limited personal liability.
Pay Your Bills
One of the best ways to protect your assets is to ensure that your bills are always paid in a timely manner. Not paying your bills on time could cause you to fall into debt or even bankruptcy, which could place your valuable assets at risk. When declaring for bankruptcy, those that you owe may want to claim your assets as collateral damage so they can recuperate what they are owed. If you truly want to protect your assets, then you need to ensure that this situation never occurs and you are always paying your debts. This means making payments on things like medical bills and fix and flip loans are an absolute must when it comes to protecting your assets.
When it comes to protecting your assets, you need to be proactive instead of reactive. This means taking preemptive measures to protect your assets instead of just waiting for one of your assets to be threatened. Typically if you wait for something bad to happen to one of your assets, it is often too late to do anything and you just end up losing it. Avoid being put into sticky situations by being well prepared and ready for anything that could affect your finances negatively or threaten your assets.
One classic way to protect your assets is to ensure that you are saving enough money for the future. We’ve all heard the saying “Save it for a rainy day”, and it couldn’t be more true in this scenario. One of the most common ways people lose their coveted assets is they fall into debt and have no safety net to catch them. When people run out of options, they begin to sell their assets just to get out of debt. Fortunately, if you manage to save a decent amount of money you can use your saved up cash to pay debts instead of selling off your prized assets.
If you are looking for good quality whole food supplements, then let me tell you a little about Grown By Nature's Vitamins and Supplements. They are vitamins and minerals from whole food sources, the kind that your body easily accepts and digests. We were made to get the nutrients we need from food and nature, but in the world we live in today, that is getting harder and harder to do. Not only are more foods processed, but even natural whole foods are treated with pesticides and less nutrient dense than they used to be.
Most of us need to supplement with vitamins because of this, but synthetic vitamins could be doing more harm then good. They are not the same as vitamins you would get from fruits and vegetables and sometimes are hardly absorbed because they are synthetic. But when we supplement with whole food vitamins and minerals, our body can more easily digest them and use them. Click here to read more about the Grown by Nature difference.
Right now if you use code Mommy20, you can get 20% off your first order with them. Plus, any subsequent order you can get 10% off with code Mommy10! That's a great deal on these high quality supplements. I have been using the Bone & Joint formula and can already tell a difference in the stiffness in my hands. It's like my body is finally getting the supplements it's been craving because they're in a form that is recognized and easily absorbed. The pills are not too big to swallow, and come in nice glass bottles. Click here to see all the different supplements available and get yours today. And don't forget to use the promo codes to get your discount!
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Most of us have struggled at some point with insomnia. Whether you're a new mom or dad whose sleep has been interrupted by a crying baby, or a woman starting menopause, or a college student stressing about exams and can't shut your mind off to get some sleep, then this article is for you. There are many steps you can take to naturally get better sleep every night without the use of medications that can be addicting.
Gender differences with insomnia – https://www.thesleepdoctor.com/2011/09/22/men-and-women-different-when-it-comes-to-sleep/
Natural sleep solutions – https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/natural-solutions#1
Effects of pharma and non pharma sleep aids – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29165623
Causes of insomnia – https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia
Causes and treatments for insomnia – https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/syc-20355167
Tips for getting a good night sleep -https://medlineplus.gov/magazine/issues/summer15/articles/summer15pg22.html
Bright light during day study – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12789673
Blue light glasses – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21552190
*I received a product in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own.
The Pure Company offer products from air purifiers to water purifiers and essential oils. I've had the privilege of reviewing The Pure Company Large Room Air Purifier. Did you know the air indoors can often times be more polluted than outdoor air? This is the first air purifier I've seen that has a place to put essential oils so not only does it filter out the bad (allergens, pollutants, etc.) but it adds to the air some good! I'm a firm believer in the power of essential oils and love how they have this option.
As I went to add a couple drops of oils to the small pad, I thought to myself I'm not sure this will actually fill the room (which I want it to, because I love the Fresh scent), but to my surprise only 2 drops did in fact fill the room, and lasted for quite a while. It's by no means overpowering in smell, but it's enough you actually smell it and just gives the air a nice fresh clean smell. I love their Comfort, Clarity and Fresh essential oil blends. Plus, you can feel good about what you are putting into the air because their oils are made from plants and are 100% pure essential oils with no synthetics, chemicals or fillers.
I absolutely love the design of this air purifier. It will fit in with any room decor, and even add style and elegance to the decor. They also offer wraps if you want to change the color. I love the look of the Marble and Navy as shown below. They also offer a Charcoal color.
The air quality is noticeably improved while running the air purifier. This purifier works as amazingly as it looks. I love knowing my kids are breathing cleaner, purer air, and I love seeing their allergies and asthma indoors improving. It also runs quietly, which is another big plus. It removes 99.97% of air particles as small as .3 microns, and with a 360 degree filter, it's cleaning the air from every direction. It also has a timer with auto shut off at the ends of a cycle. With the air quality sensor, you can set the speed to auto so it will run at a higher speed if needed. This is a nice feature so you don't have to mess with changing a setting, it will do it automatically. There's also an auto alert when the filter needs replacing.
All in all, this is a great air purifier not just for function, but for appearance, style and uniqueness. I would highly recommend checking out The Pure Company, and start taking steps to make your air and water cleaner.
*I received a product for free but all opinions are my own.
Speaking of the kids having allergies, this purifier really seems to help in reducing allergens in the air. With the Fall weather unfortunately also comes allergies, and allergens in the air get tracked into your house too. Not to mention dust, and mold that can also be lingering. My kids have been coughing less and their allergies seem more controlled when we're home. The air just feels cleaner.
You can get the Winix brand purifiers online on their website here or also at Home Depot and Wayfair. The purifier has a smart sensor that constantly monitors the air quality (blue is good, yellow is fair, red is poor). There's also a Check Filter light to let you know when it's time to change the filter. It's very quiet when it's running, which in our house is important because with 3 little kids there's enough "background noise" going on.
Another nice thing is, you only have to replace the filter once a year. It's not like some others where you're having to change them every couple of months. Also, the purifier covers up to 320 sq. feet. Overall, this is a really great air purifier, and with the $100 off deal going on there's no better time to get one.
I'd love to hear from you guys, has anyone else tried the Winix Air Purifiers before? What has your experience been?
*I was provided a product for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I am so excited to share with you all about a furniture company, Uncaged Furniture. They design and manufacture modular, multi-purpose, space-saving home furniture. I was allowed the privilege of reviewing the Stash Folding Kid's Chair. It is extremely well made, and the perfect size for all 3 of my kids (8, 5 and 2). Not only is it a comfortable chair, but it serves another purpose of storage! If you have kids, this is always a plus because no matter how hard you try to de-clutter and keep toys at a manageable level, they just seem to multiply and take over the house, am I right? Any time we can find something that doubles as storage as well, it's a sure win in our books. We tend to have more limited space, so are always looking for anywhere we can "hide the clutter".
The Stash chair comes in Navy Blue, Pirate Black, and Princess Pink. The look fits in great with our decor and can also be converted into an ottoman. Uncaged Furniture also offers free shipping and easy returns. Check out their website here, and get your little ones their very own Stash chair. We will probably be getting 2 more of these in the near future, because it's now the chair they all fight over. What a great gift idea for the upcoming holidays!
*I was provided with a free product, but all opinions are my own.
White with Style Teeth Whitening can whiten your teeth up to 5 to 7 shades in only 30 minutes. I love this kit because I have sensitive teeth and have never been able to use other whitening methods. Even whitening toothpaste makes my teeth so sensitive. But White with Style is specially formulated for sensitive teeth, and did not cause my teeth to be sensitive at all. I noticed a drastic change in color after the first 30 minute use. It comes in Cotton Candy or Mint flavors. Their products are Gluten free, Cruelty free and Vegan. This particular kit is also peroxide free. This is the same quality you would get (if not better) in a professional setting, so for the price you are getting an amazing deal. Plus, right now use coupon code mommyof2embracinglife to get almost 90% off! That means it's only $28 (normally $269)! Head here to get your kit and be on your way to whiter teeth.
As I was shopping online at Wal-Mart the other day, I was thinking, I should probably just be going to the store so I can use coupons and at least be saving a little bit more money. But with 3 young kids, who were all sick, it was much easier to shop online once they were in bed. Then I heard about Giving Assistant. Not only do they offer cash back when you shop online, but they offer coupons in addition to that. And now, I could completely justify all this online shopping I've been doing, which to be honest, is a majority of my shopping (except for groceries).
What is it?
Giving Assistant is a website where you can earn cash back on your online purchases, either to help you save money or you can chose to donate that money to your selected charity. What a great way to be charitable this coming holiday season, or to save on purchases you would normally be making anyway.
Where can you get cash back?
There are over 3,000 online stores to choose from to earn cash back, and they also offer high value coupon codes for over 6,000 brands. For example, shop here at Lowe's, get a percentage cash back (currently 4%) on your purchase, then you have the option to keep that money as savings or donate 1-100% of that. Groupon (currently 7% cash back) is a great place to get already discounted deals and then earn more back. I personally shop at Walmart a lot (currently 11% cash back) and now that I can earn money back on those purchases, I can use my cash back to put towards my next shopping trip (at my computer)!
How do I use it?
They have a browser extension, so remembering to go there first is not an issue. Making and/or donating money is automatic with the free extension. I've done cash back sites before, but would always forget to go there first, and so it was pointless. I would remember AFTER I had already checked out. But with this you get an alert at checkout. This extension takes away all the leg work on your part, as it reminds you before checking out. You can also go to the Giving Assistant website and search for the store you want, then click through to place your order.
How often can I use it?
Use it as often as you shop online! There's no limit to the amount of times or cash back you can get.
How much does it cost, and what's the catch?
There is absolutely no cost, membership is free, and there's no catch or sales pitch. Simply earn cash back as you shop online, as simple as that!
So, as your husband (or wife) sees all those packages arriving at your door, just remind them how much money you're saving this way (or donating). Plus you're saving them a trip to the store. Check out Giving Assistant, and get the extension on your browser. Trust me, you'll be glad you did!
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