Rockin’ to the Beat: Tips for Enjoying a Live Concert

SpittoonSingingA concert is more than an event, it’s an experience. This is a chance to get dressed up, go out on the town, connect with your friends and maybe just discover a hot new band that you want to add to your playlist.

For some, however, the pressure may be too much. Is it possible to just sit back and enjoy the concert? We believe so. In fact, the following tips will help guarantee you enjoy the show.

Accessories That Are Easy, Convenient and Portable

HandyAccessoriesSome of your favorite accessories are the ones you reach for again and again, those items that are portable, easy, and convenient. When shopping for accessories for everyday use, special events, or travel, several factors stand out. The following tips will help you identify accessories that will make your life easier.

    • Easy. Ease of use is a top consideration in everyone’s favorite, go-to accessories. Be it a wallet with just the right number of slots, a purse with pockets in just the right place, or a smartphone case that doubles as an ID holder, the right accessories make your life easier. If you’re a smokeless tobacco user, a portable spittoon that can be open and shut with one hand makes it easy to enjoy smokeless tobacco on the go. The portable spittoon from Atlanta-based FLASR features a one-hand operational design for ease of use.

Must-Have Accessories for Going Swimming

SpittoonSwimmingSummer. The word rolls off the tongue and sounds so relaxing and soothing to the senses. And nothing is more soothing in the summer than swimming.

At the very least, there’s certainly nothing more refreshing than a quick trip to the pool. Indeed, with temperatures at their peak, and vacations in high gear, it’s prime time to take advantage of a resort pool, or plan a trip to your favorite beach and enjoy one of America’s favorite summer pastimes: swimming.

How to Be More Confident in Public

SpittoonConfidenceWhy are certain things out of your comfort zone? What’s holding you back? After all, there’s a reason you always need a wingman (or woman) with you when you go to parties, or why you’ll never try parasailing on vacation, even though you know you’d have fun.

Now, imagine your life in which you feel confident enough to try a new sport, or take the riskier business deal, or ask for the raise you know you deserve.

Is it possible to get out of your own way? The answer is a resounding yes. Here is a list of ways that you can break out of your insecurities and start feeling more confident today.

4 Etiquette Tips for the Partygoer

PrepareToPartyCIt starts when you receive the invitation in the mail—either your computer’s inbox or the one that your junk mail gets delivered to.

That complex social problem of being asked to a party.

Do you bring the host or hostess something? If so, what? Is wine too pretentious? Perhaps craft beer, or is that elitist? And what to wear? Is it a casual gathering or a dinner party where at least a sport coat is needed? Is it acceptable to add a plus-one, since you just started dating the potential man or woman of your dreams?

Shooting Down Your Hunting To-Do List

SpittoonHuntingCAlthough hunting season may still be a couple of months away, now is the time to start checking things off your hunting to-do list. After all, no matter how you slice it, there is a lot of work that goes into getting ready for the season.

Thankfully, for today’s hunter, things have changed drastically from previous decades. It used to be that hunters slept in tents, heated tin cans of beans over an open fire, wore puffy down parkas to keep warm and stayed near paved roads in case they needed help.

Commuters Find Gadgets Help Get Them From Home to Work

Americans are considered road warriors when it comes to getting to work. Whether it’s in a car, on a train or on a bus, most people are no stranger to a long commute.

In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average commute for Americans is 25 minutes. However, other studies peg higher profile cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and San Francisco at almost 60 hours per year.

If you’re not one of the lucky few who work from home in your pajamas, but instead log considerable hours getting from home to work, the following accessories may help make your commute more, dare we say, enjoyable.

Company Spits Out New Idea for Smokeless Tobacco Users

ChewOnThisCThe spittoon is as iconic and as much as the part of the fabric of U.S. history as the cowboys who used them. Then, as it is now, it was and still is, popular and necessary.

In fact, as state lawmakers continue to outlaw cigarettes in bars, restaurants, workplaces and government buildings, smokers are opting for smokeless tobacco, and the spittoon (or something like it) is once again becoming indispensable.

Avoid Body Drought — How to Prevent Dehydration

BodyDrought_SOCIt’s in every living cell, tissue and organ, and it’s second only to oxygen as the thing we need most to survive—pure, clean water. We can’t live without it, and we can’t live well without enough of it. We are constantly in need of water as we lose water with every breath and every activity of the body. We are especially at risk for dehydration when we exercise or we are ill—this is when dehydration, even mild dehydration, can take its toll, causing you to feel tired and drained of energy. Anyone may become dehydrated, but young children, older adults and people with chronic illnesses are most at risk.

Gifts That Will Wow the Receiver, and What They Say About the Giver

GiftsThatWowCUnless you are socially inept, the wow-factor is what you’re looking for when you give your holiday gifts. That perfect present that makes the recipient pause and say, “Wow!”

But with a cornucopia of choices—including a seemingly endless stream of online offers — you need to consider what your gift is saying about you when it’s unwrapped.

The right gift, as consumer behavior expert Kit Yarrow has written, “can enhance connections between people.” A terrible one? Well, we’ve all had to smile graciously, while mentally distancing ourselves from someone who’s present screamed, “Clueless.”

Here’s what your “wow” gifts say about you: