5 Pests That Thrive in the Summer

5 Pests That Thrive in the Summer

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Posted:May 19,2021
As we gear up for barbeques, days at the pool, fireworks, and some tasty summer treats, there’s one thing we should also be aware of – pests.

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Why Ants are Invading Your Home

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Posted:May 16,2021
Have you been seeing random ants roaming around your home? You may not think it’s a big deal, but soon enough, you realize you most likely have an ant infestation in your home.

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Good vs Bad Spiders

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Posted:May 13,2021
With their eight legs and round abdomen, they have a scary reputation. However, this doesn’t mean that all species of spiders are harmful to humans.

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What to Expect With Cicadas

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Posted:May 11,2021
Everyone has heard of cicadas, but this year you’ve been hearing about cicadas a whole lot more than usual. And with all the talk of cicadas, you’re wondering if you need to be concerned about them or not.

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Gut Feelings: 9 Foods That Can Affect Your Mood

Gut Feelings: 9 Foods That Can Affect Your Mood

Whenever we aren’t in the best of spirits, we have a tendency to turn to food to process those feelings. Unfortunately, the foods that we chose to eat can be horrible for our dietary health. There has been a ton a research on the relationship between food and mental health. Factors such as stress, lack of sleep, and genetics also play a part in our mood changes but can food really give our spirits a much need boost?

Here are 9 healthy foods that may boost your mood.

Salmon

Omega-3 fatty acids are a group of essential fats that you have to obtain through your diet because your body can’t naturally produce them on its own.

Fatty fish like salmon and albacore tuna are rich in two types of omega-3s — docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) — which are linked to lower levels of depression (Source)

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is rich in many mood-boosting compounds. Its sugar may improve your mood since it’s a quick source of fuel for your brain (Source).

Furthermore, it can release a cascade of feel-good compounds, such as caffeine, theobromine, and N-acylethanolamine — a substance chemically similar to cannabinoids that has been linked to improved mood (Source).

Fermented Foods

Fermented foods, which include kimchi, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, and sauerkraut, may improve gut health and mood. The fermentation process lets live bacteria to thrive in foods that are then able to convert sugars into alcohol and acids (Source). During this process, probiotics are created and these live microorganisms support the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut and may increase serotonin levels (Source).

Serotonin is a chemical that affects many facets of human behavior, such as mood, stress response, appetite, and sexual drive. Up to 90% of your body’s serotonin is produced by your gut microbiome, or the collection of healthy bacteria in your gut (Source).

Bananas

Bananas can help you turn that frown upside down! They’re high in vitamin B6, which helps synthesize feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin (Source).

Oats

Oats are a whole grain that can keep you in good spirits all morning. You can enjoy them in many forms, such as overnight oats, oatmeal, muesli, and granola.

They’re an excellent source of fiber, which helps slow your digestion of carbs and allows for a gradual release of sugar into the bloodstream to keep your energy levels stable.

Berries

Berries are rich in disease-fighting anthocyanins, which may lower your risk of depression. (Source)

Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are high in plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and fiber. They also provide tryptophan, an amino acid responsible for producing mood-boosting chemical serotonin.

Coffee

That morning cup of Joe may be the key for happy days. The caffeine in coffee prevents a naturally occurring compound called adenosine from attaching to brain receptors that promote tiredness, therefore increasing alertness and attention (Source). In addition, it increases the release of mood-boosting chemicals, such as dopamine and norepinephrine (Source).

Beans and Lentils

We know that beans and lentils are high in fiber, but did you know that they are an excellent source of B vitamins, which help improve mood by increasing levels of chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and gamma aminobutyric acid?

In conclusion, a healthy diet not only gives you a better body, it also gives you a better mood. Thank you for reading!

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How to Protect Yourself Against Ticks

How to Protect Yourself Against Ticks

2021-05-21

Who doesn’t love summertime and outdoor adventures? Whether you enjoy hiking, camping, or gardening, there are a ton of fun things you and your family can do to enjoy the warmer months. Unfortunately, summertime sees a surge in certain pests, including ticks. Ticks are arachnids that feed on blood throughout their life by biting through the skin.

The good news is there are several ways to protect yourself from ticks and the diseases they carry, so there’s no need to cancel your summer activities.

Before we discuss the best ways to protect yourself against ticks, here’s a look at the different diseases that ticks can transmit.

Diseases Transmitted by Ticks

Lyme Disease

As the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, Lyme disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected black-legged tick. Lyme disease often causes fever, fatigue, headache, and skin rashes. If left untreated, it may spread to the heart, nervous system, and joints. To determine whether or not you’ve contracted Lyme disease, the CDC recommends a two-step testing process for Lyme disease using a blood sample. If the first test is positive or indeterminate, the second test should be performed. The overall result is positive only when both tests are positive. Taking an antibiotic within 72 hours of a tick bite can help prevent you from contracting Lyme disease. If you end up getting the disease, you’ll need to take antibiotics for a longer duration to recover. In most cases, symptoms will subside in about six months.

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

RMSF is a rare but dangerous tick-borne disease that is transmitted by the American dog tick, Rocky Mountain wood tick, and brown dog tick. It can lead to serious sickness and long-term health problems, including vomiting, red eyes, fever, stomach pain, headaches, sore muscles, and a red rash. RMSF requires an antibiotic to treat, and it’s best to take it as soon as possible.

Anaplasmosis

Anaplasmosis is a bacterial infection carried by the black-legged tick. Symptoms often include fatigue, muscle aches, fever, chills, and headaches. In most cases, symptoms show up 1 to 3 weeks after a tick bite. Like the other tick-borne diseases on this list, anaplasmosis is treated with an antibiotic.

Babesiosis

Babesiosis is a disease caused by the bite of a tick infected with Babesia microtia, a microscopic parasite that infects red blood cells. Most people with babesiosis experience malaria-like symptoms, including fever, chills, sweats, headache, body aches, loss of appetite, nausea, and fatigue. Babesiosis is typically treated for at least 7-10 days with a combination of prescription medications.

How to Prevent Tick Bites

Now that you know a few of the diseases ticks carry, it’s important to properly prepare during your summer activities to prevent tick exposure and bites. Here’s what you need to know.

Know Your Surroundings

Ticks tend to live in bushy, wooded, or tall grassy areas, so if you spend a lot of your time outside in these types of surroundings, you could be near ticks. These arachnids climb tall weeds, grass, fences, and walls while they wait for hosts. They’re also found on shingles, window moldings, piles of leaves, shrubs, and stacks of wood.

Wear Long and Light Clothing

If you determine you’re at high risk for tick bites, you’ll want to wear long-sleeve shirts and long pants to protect your skin. Also, avoid going barefoot wearing open-toed shoes or sandals. Instead, wear boots or hiking shoes.

Spray Clothing with Permethrin

Spraying your clothes, shoes, and any additional gear with permethrin to repel ticks and other biting insects for up to two weeks. You can also purchase permethrin-treated clothing and gear.

Check Your Clothing

After being outdoors, you’ll want to check your clothing and gear for any ticks. If you notice any, make sure to remove them and wash your clothes in hot water and tumble dry them in high heat to kill any ticks.

Shower After Being Outdoors

Showering within two hours of coming indoors will help reduce your risk of being infected with tick-borne diseases. While you’re in the shower, perform a full-body check for ticks. Make sure to check under your arms, in and around the ears, around your stomach, between your legs, in your hair, backside of your knees, and your belly button.

Remove Any Ticks

If you notice a tick bite, it is essential to remove the tick as quickly as possible to prevent contracting diseases. Here’s a step-by-step guide on effectively removing ticks:

  • First, find where the tick’s mouth meets the skin. Once you locate the area, take a pair of fine-tipped tweezers to grab the part of the tick attached to the skin.
  • Slowly and carefully pull the tick out until you notice that the mouth is starting to release from the skin.
  • Clean the tick bite with rubbing alcohol or soap and water.
  • If the tick is still alive after you remove it, wrap it in toilet paper and flush it down the toilet.

If the tick has burrowed into your skin, we recommend consulting a doctor as soon as possible.

How Aptive Can Help With Tick Prevention

Our integrated pest management methods can help protect your and family from the dangers of ticks. Our pest control professional will inspect your property to determine which species of tick is residing on your property based on your geographical location and common behaviors of the ticks. They will also provide you with helpful techniques and recommendations to prevent tick exposure and bites. For example, suppose you live near a heavily-wooded area, or your property contains lots of thick leaf litter. In this case, an Aptive professional will recommend adjusting these areas to prevent ticks from dwelling there.

 

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The Different Types of Ants

The Different Types of Ants

2021-05-24

Ants are one of the most common pests in the world, with more than 10,000 known species. Seeing ants around your home every once in a while is pretty common, but are you aware of the type of ants you’re seeing? Recognizing the different species of ants can help you determine how big of a concern the ants are to you, your family, and your home. But knowing which type of ant you see only goes so far. You’ll also need to learn how to defend yourself against these pests properly.

So without further ado, here are the different types of ants and how to prevent them from becoming an infestation.

Common Household Ants

Argentine Ants

Argentine ants are an invasive species native to Argentina but can now be found worldwide, including in the United States.

Argentine ants are known as a nuisance pest because of their ability to spread quickly and establish massive colonies containing hundreds of queens. As adaptable pests, they typically build shallow nests around stored bricks, in moist soil or mulch, within woodpiles, or along sidewalks. However, they prefer to build nests in insulation or within walls.

Argentine ants are omnivorous, which means they can eat nearly anything. However, they enjoy eating a diet of sweet food. The worker ants will leave their nests in hopes of finding sugary foods and water in our homes. They search for entrances through small cracks and openings in walls or the foundation.

To determine if you have an Argentine ant infestation, keep an eye out for a trail of ants that quickly moves to a food or water source. Follow the path to its entry point to determine where the ants are coming from. Although store-bought sprays can kill some Argentine ants, it’s more difficult to remove their colonies. To effectively remove an Argentine ant infestation, professional pest control may be necessary.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants are known for their large bodies, ranging from 3.4 to 13 mm long, while their queens can reach up to half an inch of length. A carpenter ant colony can consist of thousands of workers with only one queen. This species of ants prefer decayed wood as their nesting site because it provides them with consistent humidity and temperatures.

Carpenter ants cause severe damage if they tunnel through the wood in your home. Over time, your home’s structural integrity can be compromised, which could cost thousands of dollars in repairs. The most obvious sign of a carpenter ant infestation is piles of wood shavings underneath your furniture or other wooden items.

The most notable characteristics to look for when identifying a carpenter ant are their dark-colored bodies, narrow waists, elbowed antennae, and hind wings shorter than the front wing.

If you believe you have a carpenter ant infestation in your home, it’s important to act immediately to reduce the amount of damage to your home while protecting your family. While store-bought sprays or ant traps may help kill off some carpenter ants, we recommend searching for an “ant exterminator near me” to help you eliminate these pests from your home.

Fire Ants

Fire ants are most commonly found in the Southern United States and are easily identifiable due to their red or orange coloring. They typically stay outdoors and build their mounds in lawns, pastures, buildings, or cracks in the concrete. Unlike other ant species that have an opening at the center of their mounds, fire ants build underground tunnels to enter and leave the nest. These tunnels can travel 25 feet away from the mound. Although fire ants tend to stay outside, they can still become a problem if they’re too close to your home, especially if you have children.

Despite their small size, fire ants can be aggressive and dangerous, attacking whoever disturbs their home. A fire ant bite is painful and can cause swelling, itching, and blistering Keeping it clean and applying antibiotic cream can help treat the bite and reduce the pain. A bite may lead to more severe issues for those allergic to fire ants, including hives, shortness of breath, and swelling of the tongue and throat. In this case, seeking immediate medical attention is critical.

Odorous Ants

Odorous Ants can be found indoors and outdoors. Indoors, they seek warm areas with moisture. This includes wall crevices, under carpets, beneath floorboards, and inside water pipes. If they stay outdoors, odorous ants build their nests in firewood, mulch, or in between sidewalks.

They have polydomous colonies, a nesting strategy where an ant colony occupies multiple, separated nests. These colonies are made up of hundreds of workers that serve a single queen, or thousands of workers serve hundreds of queens. The bigger the ant colony, the higher number of ants live within these colonies. Rather than leaving their nest and transporting food back, odorous ants have been found to move their nests as often as every three weeks to find new food sources. Since they have multiple nests that they move every few weeks, it can be challenging to eliminate an odorous infestation without the help of an ant exterminator.

However, there are specific ways to prevent an odorous ant infestation. Make sure your windows and doors are sealed, trim shrubs and trees, keep food stored in airtight containers, and keep your kitchen surfaces and counters clean.

 

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The Lifespan of Insects

The Lifespan of Insects

2021-06-02

A lot of people in the world probably think that learning about insects’ lifespans is something just for entomologists. After all, why would anyone else be interested in such a thing? But there are actually a lot of good reasons, as a homeowner, to learn a bit about insect life spans because those lifespans can have a bigger impact on your home than you might realize.

Insect life spans play out around us every day, and we almost never notice. The closest we usually get to those lifespans is when we kill the occasional intruder into our homes. But those lifespans may actually be closer to you than you think, and it may be time for you to be more aware of them in your home so you know when to call a pest exterminator for help getting rid of problem pests.

Variety of Insect Lifespans

It’s hard to give an average lifespan for insects in general because each species of insect has a unique lifespan from all others. The fact is, some insects live only a few days while others, like queen ants, can literally live for decades. So rather than trying to suggest an average lifespan for insects, it’s usually better to look at the lifespans of common insects in your region because that information will be far more beneficial to you.

What to Know About Insect Lifespans as a Homeowner

As a homeowner, it’s your job to ensure that your home is well-maintained and protected from harm. When things do come along that can cause disruptions or damage to your home, you need to be ready to recognize the problems for what they are and correct them as quickly as possible.

Pests are one of the most common disruptions to your home. Sometimes it seems like they come out of nowhere, and you find yourself with an unexpected infestation on your hands. It’s always a good idea to call a pest exterminator when this happens, but you still need to know what to look for so you can recognize the problem when it shows up.

The biggest aspect of insect lifespans that you need to pay attention to as a homeowner is insect reproduction. When insects come into your home and stay for a while, they’re probably going to have babies. And if they have babies, the population of the insects in your home is going to drastically increase, and then you have a quickly growing infestation.

Learning to recognize signs of baby insects in your home can help you know if an infestation is forming. Some insects are more obvious than others as they grow, but many still leave signs of some sort.  Sometimes, though, it may be that the first sign you will notice is the increased insect population.

Again, it is best to learn specifically about the insects in your region so you can know which ones to watch for in your home. But there are some common insects with short lifespans that we’re going to take a closer look at so you can know what to watch for.

Problem Pests With Short Lifespans

Flies

Flies generally have very short lifespans, and they are one of the most common insects to come into our houses. They’re attracted to the smells of food in our homes, especially things like garbage cans. It may be difficult to identify a fly infestation at first. This is especially true during the summer when a lot of flies can end up in your home without being born there.

The most obvious sign of flies infesting your home will be seeing more and more flies in your house. However, you may be able to catch on to it sooner if you keep an eye out for their larvae. You will likely see the larvae crawling around food sources. The typical house fly can live for about a month, so it may not reproduce as quickly as some insects will in your home. But mayflies live only 24 hours, so they reproduce and infest your home much quicker than a housefly would.

Mosquitos

Mosquitoes are a particularly undesirable pest to have in your home. You are more likely to see mosquitoes outside your home than inside, however, if they do come inside and find standing water, they can lay their eggs there. If your home is dry, you shouldn’t have mosquitoes infesting the inside of your home, but it is still possible to have them infesting your yard. Male mosquitoes live only about a week, and with such short lifespans, you can expect that a mosquito infestation would grow quite quickly.

Aside from getting rid of standing water in your yard and home, you can also prevent mosquitoes by having your home and yard treated by a pest exterminator. The more you can do to prevent mosquitoes, the better because mosquitoes can spread serious illnesses to humans through their bites. Plus, their bites can also cause a lot of itchiness and even infections.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are another dreaded pest in your home. They hitchhike in on clothes or furniture, then find their way to your bed. Once there, they can feed on you while you sleep. One of the earliest signs of bed bugs is the bites on your skin, which are often on your back. Seeing bites early on doesn’t mean that you have a bed bug infestation yet. Female bed bugs have to feed before they can lay eggs though, so bites do mean that an infestation may be forming.

Bed bugs can live for 2 to 4 months, and they have been known to live longer if they are not eating often. In that time they can lay hundreds of eggs. Their eggs are difficult to see because they are so small, you can know that bed bugs have laid eggs when you start to see tiny exoskeletons shed around your bed. Bed bugs shed as they grow, so exoskeletons are a good sign of young bed bugs.

Get Rid of Problem Pests With a Pest Exterminator

At Aptive Environmental, we know how frustrating it is to find infestations of insects building in your home. If you are concerned about a potential infestation and need help eliminating it, contact us today for a free quote so we can help you make your home pest-free.

 

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5 Surprising Spider Superpowers

5 Surprising Spider Superpowers

2021-06-10

Spiders can be scary creatures, but they also have special abilities that make them seem like eight-legged superheroes. In fact, they’re truly marvels of nature. Even if you’d rather not have them in your home, it’s easy to respect their fascinating abilities. So if you’ve ever wondered about spiders and what they do as they hang out around your home, here’s a list of 5 surprising spider superpowers.

5 Unique Spider Abilities

1. Strong Silk

Spider silk is what spiders use to build their webs, trap prey, jump from one area to the next, and create shelter. The sticky droplets on spider webs help catch prey like flies and mosquitoes in mid-air. It’s also one of the most versatile materials on the planet. Made from proteins and spun through organs inside their bodies, the silk has extreme strength, stretchiness, and energy-absorbing capacity. The web spiders produce an engineered structure built through dynamic interactions between its proteins. This design gives their webs incredible strength and durability even when stretched to many times their original size.

Recently, scientists examined the silk of a brown recluse spider. They found that each strand is made up of thousands of nano strands, only 20 millionths of a millimeter in diameter, and is 1000 times thinner than human hair.

Despite it being so thin, it’s stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar, which is the material used to make bulletproof vests. It also has been used for medicinal benefits for centuries. In addition, researchers have considered incorporating spider silk to create a biodegradable mesh that can accelerate tissue growth.

2. Ant Mimicry

Spiders are also great actors. Ant mimicry or myrmecotrophy is an interesting phenomenon in the insect world, intriguing many biologists. As odd as it may seem, certain species of spiders (300 to be exact) disguise themselves as ants to escape from predators.

You may be wondering how this is possible since spiders and ants have different body shapes and the number of legs. For spiders to mimic ants, they lift their two front legs to appear like an antenna while walking on six legs. They also take winding trajectories of about five to ten body lengths, making them look like ants following pheromone trails. This is the perfect way to hide from predators while hunting for ants for food.

As a remarkable adaptive evolution, several other creatures use protective mimicry, including moths, snakes, fireflies, and more.

3. Superior Vision

Not only can spiders create strong and versatile webs and mimic ants, but certain species also have superior vision that allows them to see in the dark to stock and hunt prey. In addition to having top-of-the-line night vision, they also can see through UVA and UVB rays. Their superior vision comes from having four eyes close together in a row. They have two large principal eyes and two small lateral eyes. The retinas in their principal eyes consist of four distinct photoreceptor layers, with the two layers close to the surface containing ultraviolet-sensitive pigments and the bottom layers containing green-sensitive pigments.

They can see in eight different directions at once, knowing which way is up and what direction they are going by looking for light sources, a skill that has been dubbed as “parallel processing.”

They also have a high degree of hearing due to the large sensory organs on their abdomen called pedipalps. When threatened by predators, they release venomous toxins that paralyze prey.

4. Artistic Creations

Spiders are natural artists, weaving their webs to create unique pieces of art. But, like a snowflake, no two webs are the same. They all vary in size, texture, and shape depending on the species and their hunting method. Webs also vary based on the type of spider that is weaving it. For example, when you see the common circular web shape, that design was made by an orb spider.

Other types of spiders may weave fuzzy-looking webs or funnel-shaped webs. There are even certain types of spiders in the world that will band together as a community to make massive webs that can cover several trees at a time, and then they share the food that is caught in the community web.

5. Long Jumping

The fifth superpower? They’re considered superior long jumpers. Jumping spiders are capable of jumping up to 50 times the length of their body. Now, if you were to watch one of these spiders jump, it might not seem like it’s actually jumping that far from your perspective. But that’s just because spiders are a lot smaller than we are, so the length doesn’t seem as impressive. But think about it this way – if a 5-foot tall human were to jump 50 times the length of their body, they would be able to jump an impressive 100 feet.

They also have insane speed when it comes to hunting for food or escaping danger. When a spider feels threatened, its instinct kicks in, and it can move at incredible speeds without much effort.

Getting Rid of Spiders With Professional Pest Control

Even with these surprising superpowers, it’s normal not to want spiders crawling around your home. They reproduce quickly. In fact, they can lay up to 1,000 eggs. They can also crawl through the tiniest of cracks and crevices in walls, floors, or ceilings. Although the poison used by spiders is not fatal to humans, it may cause nausea and other side effects, so it’s understandable if you want to eliminate them from your home.

There are certain preventative measures you can take to prevent a spider infestation. For example, make sure to vacuum, sweep, and dust on a regular basis to prevent webs and eggs from gathering. However, sometimes you need the help from a professional pest control company.

Through highly effective pest control treatments, you’ll be able to prevent and control spiders from taking over your household. Aptive Environmental offers eco-friendly pest control services, with offices all over the United States. We are so confident in our services that if the pest we exterminate comes back, we will too !

 

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3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
WORKS!

Hi,

I made $850 in just a little over
an HOUR and you can too!
…Gray S., Augusta Ga.

With just a one-time out-of-pocket
$70 product package purchase
you could be making…
$12,550
in just 4 cycles over and over again…
PA*ID DA*ILY!

Introducing…
Genusity’s

3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
is simple and here’s how it works:

STEP #1: Get Your FR*E*E POSITION
Follow the video instructions on this page:
http://legacyincometeam. com/

STEP #2: Get Your FR*E*E SYS*TEM
When you access the new GenCycler back
office, you will receive a fr*ee marketing
sys*tem with the same Landing Page
encoded with your link… Use it.

STEP #3: COPY THIS EMAIL AD
Use this email add but, on STEP #1, replace
my link with your link and then advertise
this ad EVERYWHERE!
That’s It… Perfect Duplication!

STEP #4: Get On Our LAU NCH Webinar
Get all of your prospects on it as well…
getting ready to start in an hour!
http://www.faithandwealthfinance. com

See you on the Team and Webinar!

Coach Howard Martell

5 Affordable MacBook Pro Accessories for Content Creators

5 Affordable MacBook Pro Accessories for Content Creators

As a content creator, having a reliable machine that can get you through your workday is truly priceless. Apple’s MacBook Pro is the go-to machine for content creators and its for very good reason. Despite some brand loyalty, no other laptop on the market is as perfectly suited for the content creators like the MacBook Pro. With buying such an expensive computer, you’re going to want to protect it and customize it to your preferences. But, you can’t just buy any accessory…you have to get accessories that are functional and that give you the most bang for your buck.

Here’s a list of my top 5 affordable MacBook Pro accessories for digital content creators

APPLE POWER ADAPTER EXTENSION CORD

This one truly is a necessity. These cords use to actually come in the box in older MacBook models but now they are sold separately at price of just $19.00. If you’re like me, you’re more than likely working from coffee shops, bookstores and the likes. This cord gives you some extra length when you’re running low and need to get some juice and it also keeps you from having to plug in that bulky block directly into the outlet.

USB TYPE C ADAPTER

Whether you have a hub or you’re about that dongle life, you’re going to need an adapter that allows you to connect a usb drive, SD card, HDMI cord + more to your device. This is especially important for Photographers and Video Content Creators. This VAVA USB C Hub 7-in-1 USB C Adapter for MacBook Pro is just $25.99.

Now, it is a downside that some of these ports don’t automatically come on the MacBook anymore but the good news is that for creators just starting out, you don’t have to pay a lot of money to get a basic adapter to get you going.

RAVPOWER 60-WATT PORTABLE CHARGER

If by chance you happen to be working in an area where you no power outlet in sight and your battery life is ticking away you are going to be glad that you have one of these in your bag! This lifesaver of a device is only going to run you $49.99 on Amazon. Not only does it have the capability to charge your MacBook, it also has a port that allows you to charge your phone simultaneously.

 

AIRPODS PRO

Nobody likes to be working in public spaces without some private listening. If you have a MacBook Pro then I’m going to assume that you are already invested into the Apple ecosystem and the best EarPods for the MacBook Pro by far are the AirPod Pros.  The Pros come equip with noise cancellation in addition to a nifty “Transparency” mode that allows you to hear someone speaking to you over your audio without having to take your EarPods our of your ear. It truly is an amazing and super helpful feature.

 

The AirPod pros are currently retailing for $249.99. At $250 this may not be the most affordable option but the good news is you can find it for a few bucks cheaper on Amazon. If you don’t mind going the renewed route, you can find these at an even cheaper cost.

PROCASE SLEEVE CASE COVER

Last but certainly not least, your MacBook is truly not protected until you have something to put it in! This particular case has a front pocket so you can put all your accessories you bought on this list in and it comes with a strap that you can attach and carry with you. At just $18.99 for 13 inch Pros and $22.99 for 16 inch devices, this item truly is a must-have!

There are plenty other accessories that you should have handy but these are my top 5 choices for beginning content creators. If I left something off the list be sure to leave it in the comments below!

 

Genusity’s
3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
WORKS!

Hi,

I made $850 in just a little over
an HOUR and you can too!
…Gray S., Augusta Ga.

With just a one-time out-of-pocket
$70 product package purchase
you could be making…
$12,550
in just 4 cycles over and over again…
PA*ID DA*ILY!

Introducing…
Genusity’s

3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
is simple and here’s how it works:

STEP #1: Get Your FR*E*E POSITION
Follow the video instructions on this page:
http://legacyincometeam. com/

STEP #2: Get Your FR*E*E SYS*TEM
When you access the new GenCycler back
office, you will receive a fr*ee marketing
sys*tem with the same Landing Page
encoded with your link… Use it.

STEP #3: COPY THIS EMAIL AD
Use this email add but, on STEP #1, replace
my link with your link and then advertise
this ad EVERYWHERE!
That’s It… Perfect Duplication!

STEP #4: Get On Our LAU NCH Webinar
Get all of your prospects on it as well…
getting ready to start in an hour!
http://www.faithandwealthfinance. com

See you on the Team and Webinar!

Coach Howard Martell

This is How You Break Bad Habits

This is How You Break Bad Habits

Certain habits that we pick up can have end up having unhealthy or unattractive side effects. A few prime examples include smoking, picking your nose, swearing or eating too much junk food. Bad habits are often hard to break. We may not know that we’re doing them or we may rely on them as a stress reliever. To help you overcome your bad habit, here are just a few strategies that you can try.

Create physical barriers

You can force yourself to give up many bad habits by creating strict physical barriers. If you constantly bite your nails while watching TV, consider wearing gloves so you physically cannot bite your nails. If you have a terrible habit of impulse buying things on your card when shopping, leave you card at home and start bringing only as much cash as you need. If you spend too much time on the internet at home, consider getting someone in your home to set a wi-fi password for a couple hours each day so that you’re forced to do something else.

Replace the bad with the good

Giving up a bad habit can sometimes leave a sense of emptiness that can be frustrating. By filling this void with a good habit, you may be able to give up your bad habit without feeling as if you’re giving anything up. If you have a bad habit for drinking sugary soft drinks, consider switching to low-sugar and no-sugar options. Meanwhile vaping could be a good replacement for smoking.

Join support groups

You may be able to find support groups for certain bad habits like smoking, drinking and over eating. By meeting other people in the same boat as you, it’s possible that you may be able to motivate yourself to give up your bad habit more easily – you’ll have people to spur you on and share tips with. Some people may prefer the intimacy of an in-person support group, while others may prefer the anonymity of an online forum or social media group.

Try hypnosis

It could be worth visiting a hypnosis clinic to help you break your bad habit. A trained hypnotherapist will be able to help you create negative associations with your bad habit and positive associations with other behaviours. Smoking and overeating a couple common bad habits that people seek hypnosis for.

Record your progress

You can also motivate yourself to break your bad habits by recording your progress. You can set yourself goals such as one week or one month and tick off the days on a calendar until you get there. There are also apps that can help you record your progress. You may even want to record it as a personal blog.

Hope these tips  help!

 

Genusity’s
3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
WORKS!

Hi,

I made $850 in just a little over
an HOUR and you can too!
…Gray S., Augusta Ga.

With just a one-time out-of-pocket
$70 product package purchase
you could be making…
$12,550
in just 4 cycles over and over again…
PA*ID DA*ILY!

Introducing…
Genusity’s

3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
is simple and here’s how it works:

STEP #1: Get Your FR*E*E POSITION
Follow the video instructions on this page:
http://legacyincometeam. com/

STEP #2: Get Your FR*E*E SYS*TEM
When you access the new GenCycler back
office, you will receive a fr*ee marketing
sys*tem with the same Landing Page
encoded with your link… Use it.

STEP #3: COPY THIS EMAIL AD
Use this email add but, on STEP #1, replace
my link with your link and then advertise
this ad EVERYWHERE!
That’s It… Perfect Duplication!

STEP #4: Get On Our LAU NCH Webinar
Get all of your prospects on it as well…
getting ready to start in an hour!
http://www.faithandwealthfinance. com

See you on the Team and Webinar!

Coach Howard Martell

5 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

1 in 4 deaths are the result of heart disease. By adopting a few healthy habits, you could help to fend off heart disease and live a long and happy life. Here are just five ways to protect your heart.

Eat the right foods

One of the most common causes of heart disease is a poor diet. Fatty foods often get the blame – but really it’s one particular fat known as trans fats. These are processed fats often found in cakes and fast food. By increasing bad cholesterol and clogging up arteries, they can increase your risk of a stroke or heart attack.

By reducing these fats, you can reduce the risk of heart disease. Meanwhile, eating more fish, nuts and berries could improve your heart’s health.

Exercise regularly

Not getting enough exercise can result in weaker heart muscles and can negatively affect circulation, increasing the risk of blood clots. Those of us that work sedentary jobs including office work or driving are often most at risk.

Finding time for physical activity on a daily basis could help to reduce these health risks. This could include exercising before or after work or even taking a brisk walk on your lunch break to get the heart pumping.

Quit smoking

Smoking is bad for just about every part of the body – but it’s impact on the heart can be lethal. Chemicals inhaled during smoking can lead to plaque build-up in the arteries, as well as increasing blood pressure. This can also put tremendous pressure on the heart.

By quitting smoking, you could massively improve the health of your heart and circulation. There are lots of ways to give up smoking from taking up vaping to trying hypnosis. It’s worth also being wary of second-hand smoke as this has also been linked to heart disease.

Get enough sleep

You should also make sure that you’re sleeping enough. A lack of sleep puts extra strain on the heart and raises blood pressure. This can increase the risk of a stroke or heart attack.

We should all be getting six to nine hours of sleep per night. If you’re not getting this amount of sleep, consider ways in which you can up your sleep whether it’s going to bed earlier or finding time for naps during the day. Some of us struggle to get to sleep or may wake up a lot during the night – there are lots of tricks that can get you sleeping better and more easily. Reducing stress could just be one way to improve sleep quality, which leads onto the next point…

Live stress free

Stress is a big cause of heart disease. When we are stressed, our blood pressure increases and so does our heart rate. Chronic stress as a result can put immense strain on the heart, leading to many heart problems.

You can’t always cut stress out of your life, but there are ways of reducing stress when it does occur such as meditating after, exercising or taking a hot bath. Reducing stress could improve many other aspects of your general health, including leading to a healthier mind.

Thank you for reading! Here’s to having happy, healthy hearts ❤️

 

Genusity’s
3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
WORKS!

Hi,

I made $850 in just a little over
an HOUR and you can too!
…Gray S., Augusta Ga.

With just a one-time out-of-pocket
$70 product package purchase
you could be making…
$12,550
in just 4 cycles over and over again…
PA*ID DA*ILY!

Introducing…
Genusity’s

3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
is simple and here’s how it works:

STEP #1: Get Your FR*E*E POSITION
Follow the video instructions on this page:
http://legacyincometeam. com/

STEP #2: Get Your FR*E*E SYS*TEM
When you access the new GenCycler back
office, you will receive a fr*ee marketing
sys*tem with the same Landing Page
encoded with your link… Use it.

STEP #3: COPY THIS EMAIL AD
Use this email add but, on STEP #1, replace
my link with your link and then advertise
this ad EVERYWHERE!
That’s It… Perfect Duplication!

STEP #4: Get On Our LAU NCH Webinar
Get all of your prospects on it as well…
getting ready to start in an hour!
http://www.faithandwealthfinance. com

See you on the Team and Webinar!

Coach Howard Martell

5 Tips on How To Build Your Social Media Audience

5 Tips on How To Build Your Social Media Audience

So here’s the scenario…you’re a creative and you want to share your talent with the world but you feel like nobody is paying attention because you only get 25 likes whenever you post your work on social media. You have this amazing product that you’ve invested a lot of time and money into and you are looking to turn your social media followers in to actual paying customers…

ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR? KEEP READING TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THIS!

The good thing is that you are not alone. Many people struggle to successfully market themselves and their brand in the beginning stages. Growing your social media and turning your “followers into fans” is possible however there are a few things that you must know in advance…

YOU WILL NOT GROW YOUR AUDIENCE OVERNIGHT

Let’s just say that by chance some of your content has gone viral and you’ve gotten hundreds upon millions of likes and shares…you still have to work to retain every single person that shared your content.

BUYING YOUR WAY TO A FOLLOWING IS NOT THE WAVE

It’s a complete waste of money and it definitely is a reflection of just how serious you take yourself and your brand. Not to mention it’s super embarrassing and people can always tell that your followers have been bought.

Now that that’s been said, let’s get into these 5 top tips on how you can build your social media audience, one fan at a time!

Know Your Audience

In order to sell anything you have to know who you are selling too. What do you want your typical fan or customer to look like? Are they Millennials or Gen-Z’s? What kind of brands do they wear? Are they young professionals? The reason why this is important is because this gives you an idea on the content you can create that will best engage your audience. Your content will always be the deciding factor on whether or not they click “follow” or not.

Engage, Engage, Engage

You know how super annoying it is when you are trying to have a conversation with someone and they only give one word responses? Yeah…same thing goes in the social media world.

No one wants to follow somebody who doesn’t have an engaging presence. That means: a) when someone comments on your photo…comment back!, b) when someone repost/retweet your content…like their post! and c) when someone follows you…acknowledge them, thank them, and consider following back. No need to be a social media snob, these are people that you want to buy your product so be nice!

Think Aesethethics

Branding yourself is essential. When new visitors come to your pages, you want everything to be uniformed and pleasing to the eye. This will help you send a clear message about yourself (or your brand) to potential fans, customers, or clients. What color scheme best represents you? Do you know about the psychology of the color blue? There is always a method to the madness. If you are a new artist, how are people going to know if you’re the same person on Twitter and Instagram if your pages look different? That’s why it’s important that your branding is uniformed across all your social media channels.

Use Hashtags

I don’t think people understand just how powerful and necessary hashtags are in the social media space. That may come from a lack of understanding so I’m here to tell you to use hashtags on your posts! Using hashtags amplifies your reach and makes it easier for people to find your content. Think of hashtags as a way to target your content directly to your consumer. That’s why Tip #1 is so important!

Focus on Quality, Not Quantity

At the end of the day, none of the above matters if you do not create quality content that people want to share. People think that you have to post all day, everyday in order to build your following and that just isn’t true. Eventually you will fall into the spammer category and you do not want to be considered spam. Take the time to post a few high quality content pieces a day and your audience will be much appreciated.

BONUS TIP: It’s also helpful that when you are creating your content, you should always post natively within the network and avoid cross posting as much as possible.

Those are just 5 tips on how you can build your audience on social media. Be sure to share this within your network so that others can be informed on how they can build their tribe. Thank you for reading!

 

Genusity’s
3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
WORKS!

Hi,

I made $850 in just a little over
an HOUR and you can too!
…Gray S., Augusta Ga.

With just a one-time out-of-pocket
$70 product package purchase
you could be making…
$12,550
in just 4 cycles over and over again…
PA*ID DA*ILY!

Introducing…
Genusity’s

3 PHASE BONUS SYS*TEM
is simple and here’s how it works:

STEP #1: Get Your FR*E*E POSITION
Follow the video instructions on this page:
http://legacyincometeam. com/

STEP #2: Get Your FR*E*E SYS*TEM
When you access the new GenCycler back
office, you will receive a fr*ee marketing
sys*tem with the same Landing Page
encoded with your link… Use it.

STEP #3: COPY THIS EMAIL AD
Use this email add but, on STEP #1, replace
my link with your link and then advertise
this ad EVERYWHERE!
That’s It… Perfect Duplication!

STEP #4: Get On Our LAU NCH Webinar
Get all of your prospects on it as well…
getting ready to start in an hour!
http://www.faithandwealthfinance. com

See you on the Team and Webinar!

Coach Howard Martell