10 Organic Foods That Aren't Worth Buying
Buying organic can be expensive, so if you're on a budget, cross these organic foods OFF your list:
1- Seafood: The USDA does not currently provide organic standards for fish and shellfish, so seafood labeled “organic” may not be any safer for you and your family, and may still contain contaminants.
2- Onions: According to the Environmental Working Group, 98% of sampled onions were pesticide-free.
3- Pineapples: The tough, spiny skin keeps the fruit from absorbing agricultural chemicals.
4- Sweet Corn: Fresh or frozen, the USDA found no detectable chemicals on almost all the samples it tested.
5- Maple Syrup: It's usually forest harvested and probably had no pesticides or fertilizers applied.
See the whole list of organic foods that aren't worth the price. (Real Simple)
The Best Instagram Collage Apps
Easy to use, for when when one picture just isn't enough!
1- PicStitch (iOS, free) Over 230 photo collage layouts available! Use filters, add text, &turn photos into memes! But, beware of in-app purchases urging you to upgrade, and banner ads...both the price of a free app.
2- Diptic (iOS and Android, $.99) For the serious collage-er, it has the most customization and editing options, and over 175 templates. You can adjust color, curvature, borders, aspect... and it's still easy to use!
3- Photo Grid (iOS and Android, free) The #1 photo collage app for Android devices (over 51 million users!) It goes way beyond simple collages, with video editing, freestyle collages, lots of templates, and thousands of background designs and stickers. Again, beware of sneaky banner ads. Get 7 other great collage apps! (CoolMomTech)
How To Take A Good Driver's License Picture
The fine fluorescent lighting, industrial-strength camera flash, and that oh-so-flattering blueish-grey background wall color...
How your license picture usually turns out, is not your fault. But, with a little prep, you too can really have a great driver’s license pic!
Step 1- Getting Dressed: The simpler the better. Avoid patterns and colors close to your skin tone (that make you look naked!) Choose a fitted top in a solid white, black or gray with a clean neckline.
Step 2 - Hair and Makeup: SPF has light reflectors that can make you look really pale under a bright camera flash. Skip SPF on picture day, and go for makeup a bit heavier than what you'd wear to work. No red lips, no frosty or smokey eye shadow. Use golden brown neutrals, peach cheeks and rosy pink lip gloss. Wear your hair down to soften your look.
Step 3 - Perfect Your Pose: Stick your next out to elongate, and tilt your face up to minimize dark circles (just do both SLIGHTLY, otherwise you'll like you had a neck spasm right when the camera clicked.) Some DMV's don't allow it, but try for a smile, and don't be afraid to ask to see the picture. If you don’t like it, politely ask for a redo...I've heard of times that it's worked! Read more (GlossDaily)
5 Quick Relaxation Techniques
1- Push A Pressure Point: Use your thumb to apply pressure where your wrist and palm form a crease (in line with the base of the pinkie). Massage for 2 mins.
2- Epsom Salt Bath: WAY cheaper than a spa day... The magnesium sulfate in the salts (buy at drugstores) works as a muscle relaxer.
3- Cup o' Tea! Chamomile. passionflower, valerian root, Siberian ginseng...they all have calming effects.
4- Mist Your Face: A cucumber-scented spray can reduce anxiety and hydrate skin. (Two-fer!)
5- Peaceful Pose: Lie on your back with your rear against a wall and your legs straight up. Rest your arms out to the sides and breathe slowly for one minute... Tip: close your office door first.