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The Latest In Coffee Trends

Hint: Order Online

Are coffee connoisseurs giving up expensive coffee? Probably not. Maybe they are just buying it online and the competition could get fierce. The trend is starting to change. Read on to find the possible new coffee king. Here’s the latest in coffee trends.

If you are a coffee drinker you probably take it very serious. What about an aromatic blend that can be ordered online without the hassles? Try this link: Coffee Bean Direct.

I’ve heard that the Costa Rica blend is a smooth blend.

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QM-52 Pro Mic Arm Review

Here we go. Here is the QM-52 Pro Mic Arm Review (Q-Mic QM-52 Pro Mic Arm USB with Mount Anywhere Kit ). Now mounted on the desk and is fully functional. Here are the results.

Package came early in the day and it happened to arrive on the day of the solar eclipse. Yeah me! Unboxing was delightful and I wasn’t sure what to expect. No instruction but who reads it anyways? Right?

Seriously. After briefly studying what needed to be done and then doing it, it wasn’t that bad after all. I opted for the clip-on, and there was an option for drilling into the desk, as a stand is also provided in package.

I won’t go into the details, but you have about 5 small steps to complete, give or take.

Okay. This is one sturdy microphone arm and will hopefully last years to come! I can’t foresee anything that could go wrong. Good quality of materials.

The QM-52 Pro Mic Arm is attractive, strong, movable, and very affordable. I would highly recommend this for podcasting, ham radio, music, and general purposes. Hey, it does look nice!

Personally, I am using the XLR cable that I previously purchased. I used tie-straps to secure the XLR cable on the arm and left the integrated 10′ USB cable in the arm. Everything went well concerning the cable part. I gained the USB cable, which I’ll probably never use.

Why? Because you get much better sound quality out of a mixer and/or preamp than with the USB type of microphone. I’ve had the Behringer Xenyx 802 since December of 2012. It has performed flawlessly and has become a permanent fixture.

I recently acquired the DBX 286 Microphone Pre-amp Processor and this is premium gear. I am in a learning curve with this studio gear but it offers superb sound quality for sure.

What type of mic and how heavy? I am currently using the MXL 990 Condenser Microphone that comes with the shockmount. I’ve owned this mic since March of 2013. It hasn’t missed a beat and it has been dropped on the floor once. It sounds great I might add. The technical description reads 1.5 pounds.

The QM-52 Pro Mic Arm will hold the MXL 990 with no problem. The arm does swivel by the way. I prefer to keep the movement up and down with minimal friction.

For nearly 40 bucks you get a sturdy arm that is fully functional. Could you get a longer arm for more cash? Probably. Pleased with this purchase? Absolutely.

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The Best Protein Powder

What is the best protein powder for bodybuilders? After doing a little bit of browsing through the search engine, a very popular source of protein comes to the surface: Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder Double Rich Chocolate. This is advertised as 100% whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained.

Whey Protein Is An Option

1. Is Whey Protein Right For You?

If you’ve decided to go with whey protein powder, then the concentrate is another option: Whey Protein Concentrate NOW Sports Powder. No artificial ingredients, no aspartame, no sucralose, no acesulfame-K. Has naturally occurring branched chain amino acids.

Raw Organic Whey has ONLY 1 INGREDIENT: 100% Organic Grass Fed whey protein from the milk of jersey cows that graze freely on lush, green pastures year round.

In the pages of history, whey was considered a popular drink in inns and coffee houses.

Foods that contain whey protein are Ricotta cheese, Greek yogurt, and practically all cheeses naturally contain some whey protein in them. And of course cow milk contains whey, although goat milk is slightly easier absorbed into the body. It’s hard to beat good old goat milk!

For Those That Can’t Do Whey There’s Beef Protein

Yes, there’s beef protein powder: Olympian Labs Beef Protein Isolate. There are some that are lactate intolerant and some that have allergies. The strong point here is most of the fat content is eliminated.

Go Organic Raw

Another option of protein powder for vegan types is: Organic Raw Plant Based Protein Powder by Garden of Life. POST WORKOUT RECOVERY: Help build lean muscle and boost energy with this power-packed meal replacement.

Incorporate Protein Foods Into Your Diet

If you’re wishing to incorporate protein foods into your daily routine, consider the following choices: beef, poultry, which includes chicken breast, yogurt, peanut butter, nuts, beans, which includes black beans, rice, chili, and eggs. Turkey is an excellent source of protein.

Turkey burgers actually taste good if you give them a chance.

Peace out! Never give up!

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The DIY Insect Trap

How to make a Homemade Fly Trap

The pesky fly that keeps annoying all in the habitation. So many videos mixed with varying results. Occasionally there’s some that catch the attention. What about the DIY fly trap?

The Best Home Made Fruit Fly Trap (with proof)

Gnats are equally as annoying. Another video caught my attention. Is this the simplest and most effective way of getting rid of fruit flies? How about the DIY gnat trap?

Rubbing Alcohol in a Spray Bottle

Personally, I’m a huge fan of the fly swatter and a bottle of rubbing alcohol. I’ll spray them and smack them!

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How To Prevent The Next Superbug From Spreading

To prevent the spread of infections, and definitely including superbugs, concerned patients should clean their hands often. A major awareness should focus on Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (aka KPC).

If we are to help prevent the nightmare bacteria from infection, people should clean their hands often:

WHEN TO CLEAN HANDS

1. Before preparing or eating food
2. Before touching their eyes, nose, or mouth
3. Before and after changing wound dressings or bandages
4. After using the restroom
5. After blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing
6. After touching hospital surfaces such as bed rails, bedside tables, doorknobs, remote controls, or the phone

Oddly enough, KPC is found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. K. pneumoniae has been demonstrated to increase crop yields in agricultural conditions.

KPC is just one of the Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) bacteria included into the nightmare bacteria genre, a group of highly resistant superbugs.

New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) is another type.

E. coli is also what is deemed as gram-negative. “Gram-negative bacteria are a group of bacteria that do not retain the crystal violet stain used in the Gram staining method of bacterial differentiation.”

Generally speaking, Klebsiella infections are seen mostly in people with a weakened immune system, of which affects ill patients. Middle-aged and older men with debilitating diseases fit into this group, but anyone with a weakened system is susceptible. KPC ranks second to E. coli for urinary tract infections in older people.

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Precision Agriculture Is The New Paradigm

Satellites and GPS technology are tools that have reached big industry. Take railroad for example. One piece of technology will replace 500 employees when indicating a hot box detector. Bad for employees good for stockholders. Is this beneficial for society? Only time will tell. A new farming trend is precision farming. Goodbye to conventional farming? Big data is becoming the new norm on the farm.

With the arrival of GPS and GNSS (global navigation satellite system), farmers can track data like never before. An example in place is the Grain yield monitor: A device coupled with other sensors to calculate and record the crop yield or grain yield as a modern-day combine harvester operates.

What if we bring the Unmanned aerial vehicle into the equation? The Phantom (UAV) could be flying atop your nearby field of crops and a camera can be added as an accessory by the way. Maybe we could spy on the neighbors with the Phantom?

Maybe we could use a Drone with Camera for Beginners!

When spacing the rows of my crops I used a couple of good old tobacco sticks. No, not very high tech, but very practical and efficient. What if one had the equipment to use satellites in the sky to do this Precision farming?

What about the DJI MG-1S – the Agricultural Wonder Drone? Agricultural drones to the rescue!

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Plans To Debut 8K TVs In Year 2018

While most of us are just getting used to the notion of 4K televisions, there is talk of plans to debut 8K in the year 2018. Sharp and Foxconn are building in Guangzhou, China as several states in the U.S. are bidding for the plant. Michigan and Wisconsin are at the top.

8K UHDTV is 7680 pixels wide by 4320 pixels tall (33.18 megapixels), which is sixteen times as many pixels and four times the spatial resolution of current 1080p HDTV.

Actually there are six states in the hat including Wisconsin, which has valued the proposed investment at more than $7 billion.

Wisconsin, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and North Carolina are considered as possible locations, according to this business report.

If you think technology is getting ahead of itself, the 11K TV has already been discussed by Samsung.

No sweat you say. If you are interested in the next-level 8K monitor by Dell, you will pay only $5,000 to possess the bragging rights to friends. I suspect not many will be in the market to buy this unit, but Dell hopes this idea catches on.

I don’t know about you, but my old scratched up monitor is looking better by the minute. As the mercury hits around 90 degrees Fahrenheit, I’m more interested in the air conditioner. Please don’t fail me now!

Have a good one and try to stay cool.

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Tracking Employees With Fitbit

Just what will corporate think of next? Will corporate resort to tracking the fitness of employees with Fitbit smart wristbands? What’s the purpose? Maybe Fitbit will allow the boss to track employee exercise to cut insurance costs. Wearable trackers display the exercise the employee is applying. What if he or she swaps with someone else? Hmmm.

There’s no doubt that tech companies are getting into the game. Tracking fitness with corporate wellness equals huge profits with wearables and partnerships have been developing, for example: Target Partners Up With Fitbit.

However, is there a privacy issue on the horizon? Isn’t the act of tracking fringing on moral grounds of discrimination? The data can be stored for interested parties to analyze. The data is assessed and transferred via third party traffic if necessary. Experts are using terms such as nondescript.

Employee wellness programs are the norm these days, whether we like it or not.

The future of corporate wellness programs are leading to what is called data integration. The dark side of corporate wellness could mean something more sinister, with that all too familiar term called surveillance, adding more anxiety to employee culture.

We can envision new services, jobs, training, etc. Imagine this: How to Build a Wellness Program.

Corporate wellness is the new thing.