I have always been confused why people remove their wisdom teeth when they aren’t causing them any major problems. Until my dentist recommended that I should have mine removed as well, that is. I was baffled by this opinion – why wouldn’t he just fix whatever was wrong with my molars like he does with the rest of my teeth? Well, there’s a whole philosophy behind that, so his answer was pretty elaborate. But still, I’m glad I asked. Here’s a bit info for all of you who still have your wisdom teeth and think you should have them forever.
My dentist explained that there are various reasons for wisdom teeth removal. A very common one is that they are impacted. Since they are so far back in your mouth, they can easily become trapped in the gums or jawbone causing you pain. Another reason is that they may grow in the wrong angle causing problems and pressure to the other teeth in the mouth. Also, some people’s jaws may not have enough room for extra teeth. And in my case, because of cavities.
Because of their location, cleaning my wisdom teeth was pretty much mission impossible, so it was only a matter of time when cavities would form. Even though I had changed nothing in my daily oral hygiene routine, I started experiencing a lingering bad taste in my mouth more often. At one point I couldn’t even mask it with breath fresheners and that’s how I knew it was time to visit my dentist. He thought that removing my wisdom teeth was a better solution than fixing them. Although the decay was pretty small, it was located in a spot that was impossible to reach and fix.
No matter how it may sound, wisdom teeth removal is a simple procedure that any experienced dentist can perform. The entire process lasts about 45 minutes or less, which is normal for oral surgery. Depending on the type of anesthesia, every patient responds differently but still most people feel very little to no pain at all after the procedure is done. You will feel some level of discomfort for about three days or so but the entire process of healing takes longer, usually a few weeks. The dentist will give you some tips and advice on what to do and what to avoid doing and eating for a faster recovery. Keep the following advice in mind.
DO use an ice pack on your face to prevent skin colour changes or swelling. Use moist heat if you have a sore jaw and practice opening and closing your mouth. Eat soft foods and drink a lot of fluids. The second day you can brush your teeth but make sure you avoid the blood clots. Take the drugs prescribed by your dentist regularly and if you feel some pain, fever or the swelling does not go away, call your dentist.
DON’T drink through a straw and do not rinse your mouth too harshly. Instead, be very gentle and you can even rinse your mouth with salt water. Do not eat hard or sticky foods, and if you are a smoker, make sure you avoid cigarettes for a few days as smoking can slow the healing process.
A couple of years ago I started getting these awkward foot cramps whenever I spent more than two hours walking. And now when I’m looking back, I’m not even surprised. I mean, I used to be a blind fashion follower, so naturally, whenever I saw shoes that I liked, I made sure to have them in my closet, without paying too much attention to the features they had, or they didn’t have as a matter of fact.
Sitting can kill you. And I’m not being overly dramatic here. People who sit for more than 7 hours a day have an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and early death. Unfortunately, this is the case for most office workers. So, the question is, how can we combat the effects of sitting if we’re tied to a desk for the majority of our day?
Well, obviously by standing up more often which isn’t always possible as it requires you to lay aside the task at hand. However, with a standing desk you’ll be able to ditch your chair and still remain entirely focused on your work. Here are some great reasons you should try the desk standing trend.
If you work at an office, you’re no stranger to tight shoulders and back pain. This is just another side-effect of sitting and not using your back enough. When you sit, you let the chair hold the weight of your upper body, which results in slouching and rolling of the spine which are the main causes of back pain. So, when switching to a height-adjustable desk standing engages your back muscles and strengthens your core. As a result, stronger core and back muscles help support the natural curvature of the spine and prevent slouching.
A 12 month trial on the effects of standing desks involving 220 office workers in Victoria found that reduced sitting time by an hour a day results in lower blood glucose and fat levels. These findings show that standing desks can be crucial for preventing obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As a result, this simple change in the workplace can be a cost-effective and innovative way to help improve the health of Australian office workers.
Besides being associated with improved health, standing desks can also have a positive influence on workers’ productivity. A study showed that employees using standing desks are more engaged at work and experience less daily anxiety and job-related fatigue than their chair-bound peers. Combine that with the reduced need to take sick leave due to back pain and other health problems caused by sitting, it’s easy to understand how standing desks can help improve the productivity of the company.
Burn More Calories
Weight gain is directly caused by burning fewer calories than you take in. The fact that the average office worker has fast food for lunch and remains seated for most of the day means that weight gain is a common problem. While exercising is the best way to burn more calories, standing more can also be beneficial when you don’t have the time to hit the gym or go for a run after work.
When it comes to decorating your bathroom, the items you choose should not only add beauty and style to the place but also be practical and functional. In order to do so, you have to consider which items are essential and how they can be used to create a nice and polished look. To help you choose from the many options, take a look at the list of items that are simply must-haves.
The basic item that no bathroom can’t be considered complete without is a mirror. That being said, a big mirror above the sink would be the perfect fit if the bathrooms is spacious, whereas a small freestanding one with a wall-mounted, magnifying mirror can come in handy if you lack space. A mirror that comes with a decorative frame, stand or a cabinet can also up the style game.
Soap Dish Holder
Another essential item that has a practical purpose above all is the soap dish holder. You can find lots of choices of soap dish holder online in different shapes, colours and made from different materials. In order to avoid replacing it fast, I would recommend you to consider stainless steel or brass soap dish holder as they can retain their beauty and quality for a long time. When it comes to the styles and varieties, you can look for a soap dish holder online as that’s where you can find not only better prices, but also more choices in the blink of an eye.
Towel Bars or Rings
These items are necessary so that all the towels are neatly kept and at reach. Clean, sparkling chrome towel rings can match almost every bathroom or you can find more unique ones if looking to adorn a more rustic, shabby chic space or mid-century modern bathroom.
They are compact and classy and a real saviour for all of us who like to stock up on cosmetic products. They give you the chance to keep things organised and achieve the effortless clean look. You can hang it on the wall or place it on the corner of your wash counter. Or, you can use apothecary jars if you are in need of storing different things in an organised way. For instance, you can use them for storing cotton balls, swabs and cosmetic pads, or you can use them for decorative purposes as a candle holder along with some fragrant potpourri mix.
Gardening is one of the most common hobbies, especially during spring and summertime. Whether having an indoor or outdoor garden, nothing can be more rewarding and soul-warming than seeing your “babies” flourish and bloom after all that hard work. Luckily, now you can still enjoy all the satisfaction from the results without having to put in that much effort. If wondering how, the answer is pretty simple – self-watering planters.
Most of us exercise because we want to shed weight, build muscle mass, or tone our physique. These are all great reasons to hit the gym, however, there’s another benefit to sticking to a fitness routine. You see, certain types of exercises can also improve the way you move around your day, help you maintain proper posture and reduce the risk of injuries. What am I talking about? Well, the name for it is functional training. Read More
When it comes to camping there is no doubt that a good night’s sleep starts with having the right type of mattress. Speaking from personal experience, having little to no sleep when camping can turn into a real nightmare especially if you plan on having some interesting activities the next day like exploring the place or hiking. Now, let me get something out of chest from the very start – you can right here and right now forget about all the “dreamy” commercials that try to convince you how precisely this product is ideal for everyone. The truth is that there is no such thing as ‘fit for everyone’ product because we are all different, so if a sleeping bag, for example, works for me, it might not work for you. It is safe to say that the golden rule is the more you read the more you know (the more you try, in my case, as I tried a lot of types of camping beds). That being said, keep reading if you want to narrow down your choices. Read More
Educational toys and games can have a great impact on a child’s development by contributing to his/her intellectual, social and motor development. Learning through games comes naturally for every child, thus accumulating new bits of information can be turned into a fun experience for them. With that in mind, along with the fact that children today spend a lot, I mean, A LOT of time in front of screens, there’s a need to combine the two aspects in the best possible way. So, why not invest in Osmo game kit and transform your iPad into an educational and useful piece of technology. Did I get you interested? Let’s learn more!
Osmo toys and games combine physical play with digital apps. The Osmo game kit comes neatly packed with a holder for an iPad, a camera add-on and a few physical pieces. In order to make it work, you also need the Osmo applications. The game options vary, and each of them offers different useful activities – all designed to challenge children and make them feel good and encouraged after they complete a level. First, I would like to mention the Tangram game. This game asks the child to arrange colored wooden Tangram pieces to match what they see on the screen. Some of the puzzles are more demanding, but that is one of the features that make these games educational.
Secondly, there are also the letter tiles used for the Words game. This game offers more levels and ways of playing, and each level is more challenging and useful. Children listen letters being spelled and try to find the correct one, and they mix and match letters to make words. The third option available with Osmo games is the Coding game. This one is recommended for children over 5, but younger kids like it too and often try it. This is how it works – kids combine physical blocks to make code and navigate an onscreen character. An additional fun feature of this game is the possibility to use the arrow to set the direction of the moving blocks. In order to make progress with this game, kids need to think and engage more strongly.
Except for these, there are many other applications that make Osmo games appropriate for a lot of kids’ ages. There are Number apps, for math development, then the Masterpiece drawing app, which allows children to trace pictures and improve their motor skills, and there is even a Pizza game, which transforms children into pizza chefs by using physical pieces corresponded with the Osmo app. Finally, in my opinion, the Osmo toys and games are the optimal solutions for parents who want to encourage their children to do some physical activities, while at the same time, making them happy with the inclusion of digital things.
While it may not win many style points and it’s not particularly interesting, the double-sided tape may just be your DIY project’s best-kept secret. Whether you’re laminating, splicing, seaming, mounting or bonding two objects together, the double-sided tape has proven to be a more efficient method than conventional screws, glues, and rivets. Why do I claim this? Simply because it is economical, it doesn’t require any drying time, creates very little waste, adheres rather quickly, doesn’t require any cleanup, and ensures air, vapour, and water-tight barriers.
It’s made by applying a thin adhesive layer to both sides of a carrier substrate material, and it’s used in a wide range of industries for a wide range of applications. 3M is one of the most popular manufacturers of industrial double sided tape, and their 3M VHB double sided tape is world-renowned. Double sided tape allows for better craftsmanship and a neater look of the end-product.
3M VHB double sided tape can be either thin or thick, and it can be coated with acrylic, rubber or a modified version of rubber and acrylic with mixed properties. Double sided tapes that feature a thick bonding system are typically better able to bond to non-uniform, unusual and highly textured and patterned surfaces. Thick bonding systems also include a foam carrier layer, and they may greatly vary in strength. On the other hand, thin bonding systems, as their name implies, are much thinner and sometimes consist of only pure adhesive on a thin silicone liner.
While there are many different types of double-sided tapes, such as foam, cotton, and paper, there’s a relatively new type that has taken the market by surprise and is becoming increasingly more popular nowadays – acrylic foam. Acrylic foam is made of a layer of foam coated with acrylic adhesive on both sides and covered by a red liner. This type is stronger and more durable than other types, especially in harsh industrial environments and when exposed to direct sunlight or extreme cold.
And while it is not as versatile as duct tape, as aforementioned, double sided tape still has a wide range of use. It’s commonly used for house wrapping and vapour barrier seaming, improving acoustics and sound, graphic arts and signage and convention and expo events for laying down temporary carpets. There are many more applications for double-sided tape, and listing all of them is impossible. That being said, confirm whether double sided tape works for your particular project, and if it does, you’ll find that no other tape can beat it.
Australians are making it big in the hospitality businesses, and it should come as no surprise considering we are a nation with foodie culture, while at the same time we are known to dream big when it comes to becoming our own bosses.
What this means is the climate is ideal for joining up the hospitality industry, either with a café, restaurant, pub or the like, yet given that competition is also on the rise, more than ever, you have to have in mind it takes a great deal of preparation, and most importantly investment, to succeed.
If you want to add a different vibe to a room but you don’t feel like redecorating and you are on a budget, I got an idea: decorative pillows. They are the perfect accessories to change the look and feel of a room in a matter of seconds. Just put a carefully chosen set of pillows on your sofa and watch how it transforms from a monotonous piece of furniture into one that you’d want to spend your entire day relaxing in.
For the best deal, look for decorative pillows online as that way you can make your own set by shopping from different shops if you want, but you’ll still be able to see whether they pair well together or not. Plus, you can easily do this while sitting on the sofa that you plan to place the pillows on. They are usually available in a vast array of sizes, shapes, colours, and patterns which means you shouldn’t have a problem finding ones that will fit your interior. However, there are still some unwritten rules you should follow if you want to use your new cushions right. Since they have the power to make or break the vibe and look of a room, here’s what to keep in mind.
Neutral Pieces of Furniture
When you are buying new pieces of furniture whether you need a sofa or an armchair, make sure to buy ones in a neutral colour. Black, white, tan, blue, navy and brown, can be easily matched with most other hues which will make it easier for you to create a well-put-together interior. Furniture in neutral tones makes it easier to transform your interior with the help of details. For instance, changing the decorative pillows would be much easier and cheaper than changing the actual sofa. There are new trends every season, and if you want to keep up with them, it will be easier for you to just add a new colourful throw or cushions to your neutral-coloured bed.
Size, Colour, and Patterns
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different patterns and add a pop of colour in a room. A carefully chosen pattern will add a layer of visual interest to the decor if your furniture is in neutral colours and there are not many different hues in the room. As I already said, shop for decorative pillows online as that’s the best way to find pillows of the same style but in a different size. This way you will add more depth and layers to your sofa. Plus, these variations in hues, texture, and size will make the room look more luxurious, warm and cozy, and honestly, who doesn’t want that?