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Thursday, October 29, 2020

3 Benefits of Being a Doctor

Do you love helping people, have a heart for others and always want to assist friends and families if they're sick? These may seem like common qualities, but they could be the perfect qualities to shape a career in medicine. If you have these qualities and are considering medical school, you could become a doctor in which Rachel Tobin Yale, a teaching professional, can help you navigate and understand the process of getting into medical programs. Going to med school and becoming a doctor is no easy task, but it's a very rewarding and beneficial career. Here are three positive aspects of choosing a career in medicine.

1. Stability

A lot of stresses in society stem from financial strains if you can't pay your bills. These financial hardships can break up families and make every day a struggle because you don't know if you'll make enough money to put food on the table. However, if you pursue a profession as a doctor, you won't have to worry about monetary issues. Being a doctor is a very lucrative field and has a lot of job stability as well as financial security. Take a look at how much doctors make here.

2. Impact 

A special perk of being a doctor is the fact that you work with people you may never have met otherwise and help them overcome an ailment in their life. It's very rewarding to see someone come into your office who's sick and injured, and you help them leave rejuvenated and healthier from surgeries or treatments you administered. In addition, if you have a heart to work overseas, you could even utilize your skills helping people who may not be able to even afford surgery or may have never seen a doctor. There are many programs doctors can join where you can go into a struggling country and help people get serious help through medicine. Not much would compare to the smile you'd see from a patient who had their life saved by something you did. 

3. Hard Work

A doctor genuinely knows what it means to work hard and achieve a goal. From med school to residency and every day's difficult decisions, you'll garnish a lot of respect for yourself because of the work ethic and characteristics you'll develop. 

With any career, you have to analyze the pros and cons that accompany the job. While being a doctor isn't easy by any means, it's filled with a lot of positive aspects, too. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

5 Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites

5 Ingredient No Bake Energy Bites. Loaded with old fashioned oats, peanut butter and flax. A healthy protein packed breakfast or snack!

Kids are back in school and they are HUNGRIER than ever!
These no bake energy bites are PERFECT for breakfast (my kids eat them with a banana) or for after school snacks. These kids are just always hungry!

5 ingredients
Super Easy

1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup ground flax seeds
1 cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Mix it all together in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, then roll into balls! 
These store in the refrigerator for a week or the freezer for up to 3 months!

EASY PEASY! Will you be making these?

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Back to School Deals on AMAZON!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Fin-Tastic with National Geographic & GIVEAWAY!

Whether your family is all about sinking their teeth into the amazing, jaw-dropping shows from the summertime pop culture phenomena of Shark Week and SharkFest or Baby Shark is more your speed  (do-do-do-do-do!),  National Geographic Kids Books is celebrating this majestic beast and its habitat with a fantastic shark-themed book collection.  Chocked full of brilliant photos, exciting first hand accounts of shark encounters and weird, wild and fascinating facts, these books are perfect for STEM-related learning, fun summer reading, backseat boredom busting and the shark “fin”-atic!  

The Ultimate Book of Sharks (ages 9-12, hardcover, $19.99) by internationally acclaimed marine photographer and National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry is an underwater adventure like no other.  With exclusive photographs and personal insight from Skerry, this book takes the reader below the surface and into the minds of these spectacular predators.  Beyond the feared fins and terrifying teeth, readers will learn what its like to swim with these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses and better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect.  


National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (ages 5-8, paperback, $4.99) - He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This leveled reader is for kids who are starting to read independenelly, are ready for more complex vocabulary and who love sharks!  Like all books in NatIonal Geographic Kids reader series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and are written to maximize interest and achieve reading success. 


Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (ages 4-8, hardcover, $14.95 ) - An adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.


Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle (ages 8-12, paperback, $12.99)  An action-packed combination of science and adventure, famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all --the importance of our ocean.

So Cool! Sharks (ages 3-7, hardcover, $6.99 ) - Sharks are among the world's top predators, but that's just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn't want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during their downtime.  

My kids have always been super interested in sharks and these books did not disappoint. National Geographic never disappoints us to begin with. These books are full of age appropriate information about sharks and my kids are OBSESSED with learning about them.

GIVEAWAY!!!!! One lucky reader will win every book above, worth $60!

“Fin-tastic Grand Prize Pack" which consists of all 5 titles listed above (total ARV $60)

*Disclaimer* I received items directly from National Geographic in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to National Geographic for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Participating in a CBD Affiliate Program

Due to its many benefits, the CBD industry keeps growing day by day with many players including farmers, cultivators, extractors, CBD product manufacturers, retailers, etc. It is a highly productive industry in which anyone can be a part of at any point in the value chain, from cultivation to sales to end-users. It is estimated that the industry will be worth around 22 billion dollars by the year 2022 and you sure do not want to miss out on any of these.

For people who are not in this value chain but are interested in being more than just consumers, there are affiliate programs where you generate traffic by promoting CBD products and referring people to a manufacturer or retailer website. With this, you earn a commission when anyone you refer buys any of the products. You can read about affiliate marketing here.

Promoting and selling CBD products is quite easy as people generally like it and will always appreciate any information about any trusted and reputable source to buy from.

What is CBD?

Perchance you do not know what CBD is all about; it is one of the many compounds that can be found in the hemp plant which offers many health benefits for both humans and animals. It can be used to treat medical issues such as anxiety, stress, insomnia, pain, mental issues, and even severe conditions like cancer and chronic pain.

CBD, which is a short form of the word cannabidiol, can come in many different product forms with some of the popular ones being CBD oil, vapes, smokes, rolls, gummies, capsules, pills, sprays, etc. It can also be used as an ingredient in cosmetic products.

Cannabidiol can also be absorbed into the body by various means, each of which is largely dependent on the kind of product that is being used. Some of these common methods include sublingually, topically, by ingestion, etc.

Cannabidiol is also legal to sell and use in the United States as long as the THC content in any of the product is not more than 0.3% volume. THC is tetrahydrocannabinol and it is the substance that makes users of hemp get that “high” effect. However, any product sold in the U.S cannot get you high as long as it is legal.

Participating in an Affiliate Program

To get started earning through an affiliate program, you have to sign up with a CBD product manufacturer or seller such as Cheefbotanicals by filling out any registration details that may be needed. You are then provided with a custom link. When this is done, you can begin to advertise and promote the products on your social media handles, blogs, vlogs, website, or any other means that you can. When visitors to your account click your custom link and purchase cannabidiol products, you then get a commission. The more people buy through your custom link, the more money you earn.

Industry-standard commissions are between 10-15% but you can get up to 25% to 35% depending on the program that you join. Depending on the program, payments are sent out every two weeks or monthly and there is cookie tracking on click-through activities that can range from 30 – 180 days.

Every affiliate must follow federal, state, and local laws in their jurisdiction especially those applicable to email marketing and anti-spamming.

What Products to Promote

As earlier mentioned, there are different cannabidiol products and some that you will have the opportunity to promote and sell can include:

·      CBD wax

·      Hemp flower

·      Vapes

·      CBD body/ lotion

·      Lip balms

·      Capsules

·      Gummies and so on.

All these products are organic and are exactly what users need. You can see a list of common CBD products here

Note that you do not necessarily need to have a website to participate in the program neither do you need to stock up products. Placing your link on your social media platforms should be enough. Some programs may even provide you with software to use.

In any case, the seller handles everything from tracking sales to fulfilling each order and processing payments. This leaves you free to focus on promoting your product links.


CBD affiliate marketing is a way of making extra income for people who are interested in introducing people to different cannabidiol products sold by a manufacturer or retailer. When you do so and they buy by going through your link, you get a commission and get paid. Do not forget that the more the people you introduce who make a purchase, the more your earnings. Therefore, find a trusted retailer today, join their affiliate program and begin to earn.