Tag Archive | Unplug.

Go Green

1. USE A LOW-FLOW SHOWERHEAD

New devices provide consumers more control, different GPM (gallons per minute) rates during a shower. The result: Users can adjust to a low rate for lathering and a higher rate for rinsing.

2. CLEAN YOUR LINT FILTER

A full lint filter makes your dryer work harder and produce more heat which can cause a fire. Clean your filter after each load to help decrease your energy usage and speed up drying time.

3. UNPLUG AN APPLIANCE

According to the U. S. Department of Energy, 75 percent of all electricity used to power electronics is consumed by devices that are turned off. Unplug just a few to save considerable energy.

Source : Reader’s Digest / Heritage-enviro.com

Calm Down

Researchers say being too connected to technology is disruptive to your focus and gets in the way of personal relationships.
Here are three ways to unplug which one you choose depends on how determined you are to find peace.

Easy
Designate a specific space in your home as a tech-free zone also put a basket at the door for cell phones.

Medium
The Digital Detox retreats in remote Northern California where participants leave all gadgets for long weekends of tech-free activities like cooking,and hiking. Interested visit the digitaldetox.org.

Hard
Downgrade your smartphone for something simpler,like a flip phone or landline.

Source Sunset/ Reader’s Digest

Feeling Dumber?

Part of the reason according to research from the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London is multitasking.We view ourselves as being pretty efficient because we can email,text and tweet almost simultaneously, but don’t be fooled.
This digital multitasking slashes your IQ by 10 points while your doing it and it actually “dumbs” you down more than getting high,which shaves off only 4 points.The solution visit the great outdoors and unplug from your inbox.

Source: Prevention Magazine 2012

P.S.On a personal note I advocate nature and all the beauty it is has to offer.Nature can speak volumes if your willing to take time and listen!