Here are 5 things you should know.
1. The iPhone Reminders app can notify you once you’ve entered a certain radius of a chosen location.
For example, today if you set your phone to notify you once you’re within 800ft of Ginza Station in Tokyo. This is how you do it.
- Go into your Reminders app and create a new reminder and select the information button.
- Turn on “Remind me at a location”
- Enter your desired location, choose “When I arrive” and set your desired radius. Note: the location must be registered in Apple’s native Maps application.
- Go back, select “Done” and it should look something like this.
2. UPS and many other shipping companies will send you an unlimited amount of shipping boxes for free, in many sizes.
3. Donating blood benefits the donor.
We all know that donating blood helps potentially save lives, but these are the reasons to do it for own self-gain, as applicable to your situation. Always check your eligibility before donating (for example, you can’t donate if you have HIV or show up high/drunk to the clinic – don’t do that).
How you benefit from donating blood!:
- 650 calories are burnt every 8 weeks to regenerate the lost blood, which can slightly help you lose weight if that’s your goal. This isn’t much but does help if you work out before donating since you’ll be slightly worn out after.
- You get free post-donation snacks and drinks! Just don’t overdo it, or you void item 1. If you are trying to bulk, just drink/eat the healthy stuff that fits your style. Everyone can also bring their own style snack to easily replenish lost blood sugar as they see fit.
- Free health check-up! They take your blood pressure, pulse, iron levels, temperature, and weight.
- They should be testing for various STDs (ask) and this will let you know if you have a problem. Do not donate blood if you have HIV or similar, ask the blood bank what to do and be honest.
- More people have a bit too high of an iron level than not, but donating blood lowers your iron level a little bit. This makes you healthier and helps prevent heart attacks, cancer, and other stuff. You also improve your circulation, lessening your chances of heart attack or stroke, and possibly even lower your chances of getting cancer.
- Learn your blood type and an array of other health information about yourself. This is honestly a good thing to know and maybe it’s a good idea to make a Blood Type card (might be mailed to you) for your wallet behind your state ID/license as well as tell to family and people close to you in an e-mail (easy for them to find quickly) and verbally (confirmation they received information) in case you are even in need of blood.
- You are donating your own blood type (which could be rare!) to help keep a local supply. By donating regularly, you increase the chance of them having enough for you if you do end up needing it. Blood is typically stored for 42 days before being discarded if not used.
- You may experience an improved morale and/or self-esteem, benefiting your other ventures in life, by knowing you’re doing a widely accepted as a kind act of saving someone’s life and if you want can brag about it.
- You can get free a t-shirt and miscellaneous stuff.
- You can maybe find somewhere that will pay you to donate blood or specific blood components. That’s $$money$$!!
Just remember that you can only donate every 8 weeks, or you’ll be losing too much too often and possibly harm yourself. Before donations, don’t get high; for medications, check your center’s website or call them about medication restrictions, it may be okay to take one Xanax to not pass out, but not to take Aspirin for example. After donations, try to avoid smoking and drugs (this includes alcohol). And, thank you for your donations.
4. Windows 10 has a built-in mobile hotspot function, where you can share your ethernet or even your wireless connection to nearby wi-fi enabled devices.
Here’s the screenshot:
Requires Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
5. What you’re feeding your dog.
Not all brands are created equal and even some of the most well known can be bad for your dog.