Notable Ways Wearable's Have Improved our Lives

Notable Ways Wearable's Have Improved our Lives

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There is only one purpose why companies are working day and night to come up with new technology every now and then; improve lives. Isn’t that what we want? A higher standard of living is what we dream of every day. It doesn’t matter if it is anything as simple as a light bulb or something as complicated as mind-controlling prosthetics, all technology tries to make our lives easier. With wearable technology, we are able to keep in touch with and reap all these benefits throughout the day. Since their introduction, wearables have made a considerable difference and brought about improvements in our lives.

What are they? Let’s take a look at some of the ways wearables have enhanced our standard of living:

Wearable technology keeps us safer

These days, people are constantly connected to at least once device during the day. According to statistics, an average smartphone user checks their phone at least 40 times during the day. When people are constantly using their devices, even when they are on the go, things can become really dangerous such as when driving or walking.

But, thanks to wearable devices like Bluetooth headsets and now smartwatches, they can talk hands-free and focus on the task at hand. With smartwatches, you are able to stay connected to your email, phone and applications without taking eyes off what you are doing. Voice commands can be used instead of hands and you can still consume digital information while focusing on the road.

Wearable technology makes things interesting

Who doesn’t want some fun and excitement? That’s exactly what new gadgets can do for you. The introduction of smartwatches and even virtual reality headsets have revolutionized the wearables industry and numerous others because they have opened up new avenues to explore. Therefore, they serve as a new source of entertainment because they come loaded with a wide array of functions that we can check out and use for different applications.

Wearable technology keeps us fit

Perhaps, one of the biggest impacts of wearable gadgets has been seen in the fitness industry because some of the widely-used technologies are aimed at making us healthier in our day-to-day life. As a matter of fact, nearly 75% of the people say that using wearable technology has made great improvements in their health. There are a multitude of wearable devices that are used. Some are used for creating goals that can aid you in improving your witness. Others are for monitoring activity levels of users, their nutrient intake and sleep cycle while keeping track of their progress and how close they are to achieving their goals.

Wearable technology can save lives

It is a given that staying fit and eating right is a very important part of our health. However, there are also other wearable technologies that can be even more crucial to your health and may also help in saving your life. For instance, a number of wearable devices are designed for elderly patients with diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s that monitor their heart and other vitals and also have GPS trackers to alert healthcare providers and caregivers when something is wrong or if they wander off. Likewise, you can find autism and anxiety wearables at www.thetouchpointsolution.com.au/ that can go a long way in helping monitoring and controlling stress levels of patients, which can improve their treatment and boost their health.

These are just some of the ways that wearable technology has had an impact in our personal lives. Developments are still being made and new devices are being introduced on a regular basis that will continue to lead to even further improvements.

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30 Things I'd Rather Be Than 'Pretty'

Because "pretty" is so overrated.
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Nowadays, we put so much emphasis on our looks. We focus so much on the outside that we forget to really focus on what matters. I was inspired by a list that I found online of "Things I Would Rather Be Called Instead Of Pretty," so I made my own version. Here is a list of things that I would rather be than "pretty."

1. Captivating

I want one glance at me to completely steal your breath away.

2. Magnetic

I want people to feel drawn to me. I want something to be different about me that people recognize at first glance.

3. Raw

I want to be real. Vulnerable. Completely, genuinely myself.

4. Intoxicating

..and I want you addicted.

5. Humble

I want to recognize my abilities, but not be boastful or proud.

6. Exemplary

I want to stand out.

7. Loyal

I want to pride myself on sticking out the storm.

8. Fascinating

I want you to be hanging on every word I say.

9. Empathetic

I want to be able to feel your pain, so that I can help you heal.

10. Vivacious

I want to be the life of the party.

11. Reckless

I want to be crazy. Thrilling. Unpredictable. I want to keep you guessing, keep your heart pounding, and your blood rushing.

12. Philanthropic

I want to give.

13. Philosophical

I want to ask the tough questions that get you thinking about the purpose of our beating hearts.

14. Loving

When my name is spoken, I want my tenderness to come to mind.

15. Quaintrelle

I want my passion to ooze out of me.

16. Belesprit

I want to be quick. Witty. Always on my toes.

17. Conscientious

I want to always be thinking of others.

18. Passionate

...and I want people to know what my passions are.

19. Alluring

I want to be a woman who draws people in.

20. Kind

Simply put, I want to be pleasant and kind.

21. Selcouth

Even if you've known me your whole life, I want strange, yet marvelous. Rare and wondrous.

22. Pierian

From the way I move to the way I speak, I want to be poetic.

23. Esoteric

Do not mistake this. I do not want to be misunderstood. But rather I'd like to keep my circle small and close. I don't want to be an average, everyday person.

24. Authentic

I don't want anyone to ever question whether I am being genuine or telling the truth.

25. Novaturient

..about my own life. I never want to settle for good enough. Instead I always want to seek to make a positive change.

26. Observant

I want to take all of life in.

27. Peart

I want to be honestly in good spirits at all times.

28. Romantic

Sure, I want to be a little old school in this sense.

29. Elysian

I want to give you the same feeling that you get in paradise.

30. Curious

And I never want to stop searching for answers.
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A College Student's Guide To Self-Care 101

A trend on the rise, self-care is becoming more and more prevalent.

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My social media sites have been exploding with mentions of self-care. Tweets about the concept are ever on the rise and I think it is important to explore the concept. Self-care practices have become increasingly common because people are ever interested in tending to their emotional and physical wellbeing.

Unfortunately, with the popularization of the concept comes misconceptions. Self-care is not strictly about "treating yourself" and face masks. Additionally, it encompasses growth, reflection, and change. So, without further adieu, here are my top ten self-care tips!

1. Learn to be by yourself

This one is harder than people would think at first. Everyone's personality is different and, therefore, their affinity to being alone will differ as well. However, as I mentioned before, self-care is not only about physical practices. It is about eliminating toxicity from your life. This means eliminating bad habits, which is achieved through reflection and acknowledgment of the problematic habituation. Being by yourself allows you to set your own goals for yourself without any influence from outside factors. Additionally, the ability to be by yourself aids in establishing good self-esteem and ensures that the relationships you allow in your life are true and special rather than just to pass time.

2. Accept compliments

I don't know how this became normalized or why, but I despise the fact that girls have been taught to downplay their confidence. If someone offers a compliment, smile and accept it. Positive feelings towards yourself should be integral parts of your thought processes. Additionally, pay yourself compliments. They don't have to be said out loud but appreciate the beauty that is your body. It does so much for you, the least you could do is appreciate it every now and then.

3. Hold yourself accountable

Like I said earlier, part of self-care is eliminating bad habits. The tendency to attribute one's own failures and shortcomings to external forces is self-serving bias and those with good self-esteem are guilty of it. It may be difficult to balance attribution and self-esteem but in order to achieve growth, you have to acknowledge your own faults. This will allow for clarity and for you to work towards achieving better habits.

4. Don't bottle up your feelings

I am especially guilty of not following this tip. Keeping to yourself may seem like the easier thing to do and, if you are like anything like me, you may hate being seen as an inconvenience. However, I know that if I bottle up for too long, I tend to shut down and then I won't be able to achieve anything. Expressing your feelings is okay. Crying is okay. Anger is okay. Emotion is okay.

5. Try new things

Take a yoga class. Volunteer. Go to a new restaurant. Anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone incubates growth. You don't even have to enjoy everything you do, you just have to try. However, you may also find a new passion because of it.

6. Get some sleep

Don't spend all your time sleeping and lose all motivation to do anything, but make a conscious effort to get sufficient sleep so that all of your days can be as efficient as possible. You will be more energized and your immune system, as well as your physical appearance, will thank you.

7. Don't force yourself to do things you don't like

I know I said to try new things. However, if your best friend loves running and you go with her one day and find out you HATE it, don't force yourself. Find what works for you through trial and error. You will be much happier with your own flow and it keeps you from developing resentment.

8. Learn to say no

All the women in my life are especially guilty of this. We spread ourselves too thin because we can't say no. This goes hand in hand with not forcing yourself to do things that you don't want to do. Saying no doesn't make you a bitch, it makes you strong and lets people know that you know what you want.

9. Say what you mean

Don't sugarcoat things. It will leave you feeling unfulfilled and, quite frankly, it's exhausting trying to tiptoe around what you really mean. Don't be rude or aggressive, rather assertive and straight forward. It will make you a better communicator and will take pressure off of you as well.

10. Finally, treat yourself

I said self care wasn't entirely about that. I didn't say it wasn't necessary.

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