Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thrifty Thinking: Your 9-Month Pregnancy Financial Plan


The word ‘lifechanging’ is an understatement when you learn that you’re about to add a little one to your family. Over those nine months of pregnancy, you instinctively learn how to re-adjust your lifestyle to make plans for an expanded family. No small matter is your financial house.  The big question is, can you afford all that comes with a growing family? And how can you ensure that in the future you will be able to afford all of the things you dream about for your child, your family and yourself?

With this in mind, Roselyn Wilkinson, an author and financial advisor, has taken some of the lessons from her book, “It’s Good to be Queen: Every Woman’s Pocket Guide to Financial Sovereignty,” and broken them down into an easy-to-follow nine-month plan. These are consistent with her “Top 10 Rules for Your Reign.”
  • Month One – Get on top of your current debt and expenses.
  • Month Two – Identify all of the new costs associated with your new baby and factor them into a budget. (i.e. child care, food, clothing, supplies, etc.)
  • Month Three – Take a closer look at sources of income once the baby is born and how your life change will impact them to project future monthly income.
  • Month Four – Don’t forget to save. Now is the time to determine how you will find a way to keep saving for those big expenses, including your child’s education.
  • Month Five – Evaluate your insurance needs and options to protect your health and the health of your family and possessions.
  • Month Six – If you don’t already have a financial team to support you, consider creating one. (i.e. financial planner, accountant, attorney, etc.)
  • Month Seven - Get your affairs in order. Make sure you have a will, Powers of Attorney, medical directives and a good attorney to guide you through it.
  • Month Eight – Look at all of your plans and carve out a budget for fun, which may include family vacations, daytrips to the zoo and other fun places, and self-care.
  • Month Nine – Welcome your new baby into the world with financial peace of mind!

Parenting Pointers: 3 Myths Busted About Breastfeeding

There is so much to learn about when preparing for a new baby. Car seats, cribs, diapers, and breastfeeding.  Often confusing, and sometimes frightening, breastfeeding advice comes with different points of view and opinions.  We wanted to share some information in the hopes that it will provide important insights for your readers.  

#1 HAND-EXPRESSING MILK IS A WASTE OF TIME
FALSE! A recent study by Dr. Jane Morton revealed that hand expression of milk has been an under-utilized skill. There are many benefits of knowing how to express milk from the breast without the use of a pump. Learn more from Stanford Medicine, Newborn Nursery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

#2: ZONING OUT IS BAD FOR BREAST MILK PRODUCTION.
FALSE! In a study conducted by Dr. Stephen Feher, groups of moms whose babies were in the NICU and who had to pump their milk were given relaxation and visualization tapes to help reduce stress.  After one week, the moms expressed 63% more breast milk! 

#3 Herbal Lactation Supplements Must Have Fenugreek to Work
FALSE! For centuries, certain herbs and foods have been used in different cultures to promote breast milk production. While fenugreek has been the go-to galactagogue (a substance that increases milk supply) in the US for many years and works well for some women, others may experience some undesirable side effects while taking it. In one survey of nursing mothers in the United States, 85 had used fenugreek as a galactagogue and 45% of those mothers reported having experienced an adverse reaction from the supplement.

In fact, Luna Feehan, the owner of Legendairy Milk® experienced this firsthand with her son when her lactation consultant recommended she try a fenugreek tincture. After determining it was not a good fit for her or her baby, she began to research other galactagogues used in various parts of the world to support milk production.

Want to know more? Need an expert? Luna Feehan, founder of Legendairy Milk, is insightful, knowledgeable, and a mom! After her own breastfeeding struggles she founded Legendairy Milk as a way to educate and promote wellness for mom and baby.

Parenting Pointers: 3 Adverse Childhood Experiences That Linger Long Into Adulthood

Adversity hits everyone at various points in adult life, whether it comes in the form of physical injury, sickness, loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a broken romance, financial problems, or a series of disappointments that don’t seem fair.
 
Many adults learn to adjust to adversity and become stronger from it. But how much harder is it for those who suffered severe events during their childhood? Medical professionals say Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) — a term associated with a long study of traumatic experiences that occur to people under the age of 18 — have lasting negative impacts well into adulthood.
 
ACEs are estimated to afflict over 34 million U.S. children, and a comprehensive study published in JAMA Pediatrics found a quarter of adults had at least three adverse experiences in childhood, increasing their risk for heart disease, cancer, depression and substance abuse. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that ACEs have been linked to chronic health conditions, risky behaviors, low life potential and early death.
 
“The long-term damage of childhood adversity is real and tragic, sometimes affecting people for the rest of their lives,” says Jennifer Lynch, an educator, child advocate and author of the children’s book Livi and Grace (www.jenniferlynchbooks.com). “It can hurt them in every aspect of their adult life, cause them to be far less than they could have been otherwise, and make them view themselves negatively and the world the same way.
 
“We need to create hope for children who have been through these awful experiences, and further, we need to realize that millions of adults are still carrying these traumatic memories and feelings with them. They, too, need hope and support to overcome.”
 
Lynch goes over three of the most traumatic childhood experiences that can affect adults long into their lives:
 
  • Abuse. Numerous studies detail how child abuse and neglect can affect individual development — psychological, behavioral, and physical. “Emotion processing, which enables social competence, can be severely affected into adulthood and make one feel like an outcast or misunderstood,” Lynch says. “Being mistreated as a child, it’s a long road to feeling accepted and even to knowing how to treat others.”
  • Bullying. Some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors,  according to a study from the University of Bristol. “As a result of bullying, depression, lack of confidence, and isolation can strike hard in the teen years, but certainly it can get worse over the long haul if the bullying experiences are buried,” Lynch says. “And then there’s evidence that those who were bullied as youths become bullies themselves as adults.”
  • Separation from parents. This has become a big topic due to migrant detentions on the U.S.-Mexico border. “It’s been shown time and again, and especially now — separating kids from their parents is detrimental to their health, mentally and physically,” Lynch says. “A parent who’s routinely there for a child buffers them, but separate the parent and child for a prolonged period and the child’s brain is in danger of not developing properly. They’re vulnerable to depression, substance abuse, and anxiety.”
 
 
“These unfortunate things that happen to so many children can cause them to live in shame and to do so for the rest of their adult lives,” Lynch says. “But the past does not define who they are or who they can become.”
 
About Jennifer Lynch
Jennifer Lynch, author of the children’s book Livi and Grace (www.jenniferlynchbooks.com), is an educator and child advocate who serves as a guardian ad litem, a person appointed to represent a child’s interests in a court case. She has worked as a special education teacher for an elementary school and as a preschool teacher. In addition, Lynch created the You Are Good brand of T-shirts and other products for sale and for donations. Thousands of the shirts have been donated to children and teenagers in the system. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University. 

Mealtime Magic: Wonder Melon

Watermelon, one of today’s fastest-trending fruits, has enjoyed triple-digit growth in casual and fine dining. Demand for the refreshing summer staple is on the rise even in the fall and winter months. It’s a must for any mixologist and you’ll find it on one in 10 restaurant menus. Most of all, people just love watermelon – and they know it’s good for them. 

KAYCO (www.kayco.com) is taking the beverage industry by storm with Wonder Melon™the latest thirst-quencher for those seeking clean, uniquely flavorful new refreshment options. Wonder Melon™ is made from 100% organic cold-pressed juice with no added sugar, artificial ingredients, or artificial colorings.

This healthy game-changer comes in two exciting varieties. Watermelon Cucumber Basil is a delightfully cool concoction of real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, cucumber juice, and basil, with only 80 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle. Watermelon Lemon Cayenne wakes up the taste buds with real watermelon juice, lemon juice, apple juice, and a dash of cayenne at just 100 calories per 8.45 oz. bottle.

Both varieties are non-GMO verified, certified Fair Trade, USDA organic, and certified OU kosher (parve). Packaged 6 bottles per case ($3.99/bottle MSRP), Wonder Melon™ is available in the refrigerator section at Shop-Rite, Fairway, Best Market, independent grocers and Amazon.


Watermelon Stats
According to Menu Trends research by the Watermelon Board:

·        All regions across the U.S. are experiencing increased use of watermelon.

·        Watermelon is featured in one of 10 menus – up by 27% in the last four years.

·        Watermelon is one of the fastest fruit flavors in non-alcoholic beverages, with 29% four-year growth.

·        82% of consumers surveys said they liked the taste of watermelon.

Wonderful Watermelon Facts
Watermelon’s 92% water content is excellent for hydration. It contains a bounty of nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals associated with the following:
·        Digestive health
·        Eye, skin, and hair health
·        Sun protection
·        Diabetes protection
·        Heart and blood vessel health
·        Weight loss
·        Combating asthma
·        Weight loss
·        Nerve function
·        Reduction of inflammation

Why was Wonder Melon created?  - Wonder Melon comes to you from the makers of Beetology.  What we learned with our organic Beetology beet blends is the consumers wanted simple, clean fruit and veggie beverages that they could feel good about.  We also knew that Watermelon was trending.  It was appearing on more and more menus across the country so we knew we had to develop a unique beverage based on this delightful fruit.

What sets it apart from other healthy drinks? We take great care to find the best fruits for our beverages.  We create the perfect blend of organic ingredients to deliver a unique flavor experience.  We really just take the best of nature and bring it together in a new and exciting way.

What makes watermelon a great summer flavor?  Watermelon, in our opinion, is the most WONDERFUL way to hydrate.  These beverages are truly thirst quenching with no additives, no artificial anything, no sugar added.  Just great hydrating flavor.

Wonder Melon™ Recipes:
Cucumber Cooler 
2 oz cucumber mint vodka
1/2 oz lemon juice
.25 oz simple syrup
2 oz Wonder Melon™ with Juice, Watermelon, Cucumber and Basil
Splash cucumber juice

Pineapple Punch
2 oz pineapple infused vodka
1.5 oz Wonder Melon™ with Juice, Watermelon, lemon, and cayenne
Splash simple syrup
.5 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz peach schnapps

Summer Refresher 
2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Watermelon juice
1/4 oz. Simple syrup
1 oz. Lemon juice
1 oz. Wonder Melon™ with Juice, Watermelon, Cucumber and Basil
Sugar rim

Wonder Melon Rita
2 oz. Tequila
1 1/2 Wonder Melon™ with Juice, Watermelon, lemon, and cayenne
1 oz. Lime juice
1 Packet of sugar
Top with water, blueberries and mint leaves


About Kayco Beyond
Kayco is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of kosher foods. Its expanded Kayco Beyond Division sources and distributes new products to the general market beyond kosher, to meet the demands of consumers looking for optional products that are healthful, convenient and/or for restricted diets and lifestyles. These brands include Dorot, Absolutely Gluten Free, Beetology, Mighty Sesame, Tuscanini Foods, Wissotzky Tea Co. and new Wonder Melon™. They are headquartered in Bayonne, NJ. (www.KAYCO.com).

Parenting Pointers: Forget The ‘Dream’ Board; You Need The ‘Do’ Board

By Gary Collins, MS
 
How many of you have laid out your dreams and desires on a vision board? 
 
A vision board, or dream board, is a collage of images, pictures and affirmations of one's dreams and desires. The idea is for the board to be a source of inspiration and motivation.
 
Self-help gurus espouse the virtues of the vision board to individuals who are searching for what they truly want. But to just say what you want in life isn’t enough, the gurus say. You need to dream bigger, and you need to have a vision board to achieve clarity.
 
Enough already. 
 
Vision boards and the concept behind them often backfire. Too often, visualizing is focused on the point Z of the process – the end goal – rather than on the alphabet ofACTION steps required to get there. 
 
Science is on my side with this. Studies have shown that you are less likely to achieve a goal when you simply focus on the goal itself. More effective is channeling your energy into the actions that are needed to achieve the goal. 
 
Vision or dream boards are based in part on the law of attraction to attain goals. You know: visualize it and think about it often enough, and your dreams and goals will end up happening, sure as the sun rises in the east. For companies, it’s a way for them to motivate their employees to pursue and achieve personal dreams and growth — and tying that in with professional growth and achievement. Ideally, all that translates into happier and more productive people making the workplace more successful. Encouraging employees to dream big with the possibility of the company rewarding them with those desires leads them to wanting to perform better in their jobs.
 
But the success rate of the vision board in the corporate setting or visualizing on the playing field is debatable at best. Some struggling, high-level athletes hitched their wagon to the imprecise science of visualization; numerous sports performance coaches focus on that approach, having their athlete clients picture getting out of that slump and gaining confidence, when instead it’s more about correcting flaws in technique and getting more reps in the batter’s box or more jump shots in the gym, not brain-washing yourself back to success.
 
Don’t dream; find your purpose and live
 
Gurus talk about seeing the big picture and styling your dream board accordingly, but here’s the real deal: Don’t dream your life. Take action and live your life. 
 
Part of pinpointing your true desires is finding your purpose. And that’s done with action – by doing things and experiencing life. For some, it’s being the best mother or father they can be. For others, like Elon Musk, it’s being one of the most innovative people in our lifetime. When it comes to purpose, there’s no right or wrong answer. But I’ve learned that for people to be truly happy and fulfilled, their purpose is the one thing that must be found.
 
And instead of a dream board, they need a “do board.”
 
People who created their own vision boards seem to be in this perpetual state of waiting for sweet karma to kiss them on the cheek and send them toward their dream — the law of attraction. But the time you’ve spent agonizing over a vision board is time you could have spent actually DOING something. Vision boards become empty sun rays in our heads that we chase as hopelessly and aimlessly as Don Quixote pursued windmills. We don’t dig down into the details and get our hands dirty.
 
You’ll make mistakes. You’ll go through trial and error. It’s all good in the big picture as long as you keep moving forward. 
 
Dreams are a work in process — so get to work.
 
Gary Collins is the author of The Simple Life Guide To Decluttering Your Life (www.thesimplelifenow.com). He has a varied background, having worked in military intelligence, served as a Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and also worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In addition to being a best-selling author, Collins has taught at the college level, consulted and trained college-level athletes, and been interviewed for his expertise on various subjects by CBS Sports, Coast to Coast AM, The RT Network, and FOX News, among others.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Caring Causes: Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generational – or 2Gen – programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health and economic benefits for parents, children and communities.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., Austin, Texas, and Fargo, ND. Construction is set to begin on a campus in Rochester-SE, Minn. in 2019. In Boston and Brooklyn, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more atJeremiahProgram.org.

Jeremiah Program recently announced Chastity Lord as its next President and CEO. Lord is a dynamic leader who has dedicated her career to disrupting systems of inequity through a social justice lens.

“Jeremiah resonated with me on a deeply personal level, as a first-generation college graduate who grew up poor with a single mom and a lot of housing instability,” said Lord. “Education was the lever that disrupted my own family’s cycle of generational poverty.”
“Because of its successful model, Jeremiah is in a unique position to frame a national conversation about the investments required to disrupt cycles of generational poverty, while simultaneously illuminating what systems and structures lead to it,” said Lord.
One immediate goal is to increase Jeremiah’s visibility and voice.
“One of my key priorities is to ensure that anyone who is committed to disrupting cycles of poverty and dismantling the systems and structures that lead to it, know the work of Jeremiah Program,” Lord said. “I want them to know who we are, what we are about, and about our twenty plus years of impact. We will have to broaden our tent of supporters and champions as Jeremiah Program seeks to demonstrate transformative impact at a larger scale.”

Money Makers: 5 Ways Professionals Can Succeed As New Entrepreneurs

It’s been a common occurrence in recent years: Company downsizing or restructuring has left skilled professionals looking for a job. Or, feeling constrained, they jump to a better growth opportunity.
 
But, with the era of lifetime jobs at a single firm or company long gone, many doctors, dentists, lawyers and other professionals also are opting to work for themselves, becoming entrepreneursand launching their own start-ups.   
 
Some who already started small practices have expanded into several locations. As dentists and business partners Dr. Seth Newman and Dr. Efstathios Giannoutsos can attest, the learning curve of running and growing a business in multiple offices — while still practicing their profession — can be challenging but also rewarding.
 
“It was never my plan to run a practice, or even co-run one,” says Giannoutsos,  (www.asktheorthos.com), an orthodontist and co-author, with Newman of Giving It To You Straight: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Orthodontics But Were Afraid To Ask. “But then the financial crisis of 2008 happened, and a lot of the opportunities that had been available before were now gone.
 
“But we were able to flip those circumstances on their heads and use them to our advantage.”
 
“The biggest challenge initially was finding clients,” Newman says. “But we learned to use different resources and educate ourselves in the business side as we did in our chosen career.”  
 
Newman and Giannoutsos offer five tips for professionals transitioning to running their own business:
 
  • Be passionate. Entrepreneurs tend to be extremely passionate about their work. They need to incorporate the same passion for running a business. “Think about how running your own business could transform your career, send it soaring,” Newman says. “That kind of spirit energizes you and all those around you.”
  • Be bothered by inefficiency. Entrepreneurs don’t have a high tolerance for inefficiency, and the bonus is they don’t have corporate red tape to cut through. “You can fix problems that come up quickly because of your expertise and the freedom of not running into typical corporate obstacles,” Giannoutsos says. “If  you or your business partner are mired in work processes that are too slow, analyze the inefficiencies and consider the places you could implement solutions.”
  • Don’t be afraid to take on more risk. One thing that sets many entrepreneurs apart from the average professional is their appetite for risk. “A business owner knows the risk-reward possibilities, and by taking well-calculated shots, bigger rewards can come,” Newman says. “Set aside time to strategize, and listen to the best-qualified people working for you to develop a precise plan.”
  • Brainstorm more. Constant innovation is crucial to a business’ long-term success, so entrepreneurs have to take time to let their minds be loose and creative. “Set aside time each week for brainstorming sessions with your staff — and remember to have fun doing it,” Giannoutsos says.
  • Don’t limit your dreams. “The most important aspect of the entrepreneurial spirit is being limitless – the sky’s the limit,” Newman says. “Many people are conditioned in the workforce to be realistic and practical, but dreaming big sets the mission for your company, and it’s why you became a business owner.”
 
“It can be daunting at first, performing the myriad tasks of a business owner,” Giannoutsos says, “but if you believe in what you do and those you’ve hired around you, it’s so worth the effort.”
 
About Dr. Seth Newman
 
Dr. Seth Newman (www.asktheorthos.com) is an orthodontist and co-author, with Dr. Steve Giannoutsos, of Giving It To You Straight: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Orthodontics But Were Afraid To Ask. He owns orthodontic practices in the New York City area. Dr. Newman completed his dental training at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine, where he was a member of the National Dental Honor Society. He was a clinical instructor of the Invisalign system at the NYU School of Dentistry.
 
About  Dr. Efstathios Giannoutsos
 
Dr. Efstathios Giannoutsos, or “Dr. G.” as he is commonly called, was born in Astoria, Queens, just outside of New York City. He graduated from St. John’s University in Jamaica, Queens, with high honors and a BS in Biology.  He is also the co-author with  Dr. Seth Newman of Giving It To You Straight: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Orthodontics But Were Afraid to Ask (AskTheOrthos.com). He completed his dental training at NYU, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He was also accepted into NYU’s highly competitive orthodontic residency program. During that time, he also discovered a passion for treating children and adults with facial deformities. Coinciding his passion, his research thesis to attain specialty certification involved children with cleft deformities.

World Wisdom: EcoPod Refill Stations and Penelope Robin



Singer/songwriter Penelope Robin’s philanthropic efforts have already been making a BIG impact on not only the music world, but animal activism through her #AdoptYourBestie initiative, and now the world of Environmental Conservation. Teaming up with EcoPod - the new alternative to single-use plastics for home and personal care products - the company is launching a brand new initiative with Robin as youth ambassador along with her new song “World Full of Love”. She also attended the Beverly Hills EMA Impact Summit last month alongside Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son), Wendie Malick (This is Us), Callum Worthy (The Act) and Malin Akerman (Billions) with EcoPod Founders and Father-Daughter team Henry and Gabriela Pino speaking on the company's goals and aspirations.


The song, which Penelope previewed just this past April on Earth Day, promotes coming together to embrace nature and helping to repair the damage done through compassion. “If we broke it we can fix it, because together we can heal it // If you love it, you can dream it, ‘Cause all we need is hope in a world full of love” she sings in the acoustic-driven ballad that’s as touching as it is masterful.

Speaking on her thoughts behind the music and teaming with EcoPod, she says "I'm so excited to be collaborating with such an amazing company like Ecopod who is actively thinking about our future and teaching us the importance of taking care of our planet! Having my music as part of their message makes me so happy!"

Henry Pino, founder and President of Ecopod remarked, “We are here to help with the reduction of plastic but it's up to our kids to take a stern stance. Penelope Robin our Youth Ambassador is a great example. Through her music she is making a difference and inspiring other kids."

I had a chance to do an interview to learn more.

-Why were EcoPod kiosks created?Ecopod was developed by Environmental Solutions Group (ESG). ESG is dedicated to the invention, enhancement, and distribution of simple station-based answers to many of life’s most common environmental problems.
We’re passionate about building a more sustainable environment and Ecopod Kiosks were a perfect way to reduce the reliance on single-use plastic currently used for many of these products in order to protect our oceans and environment.

-How can people find where they're located?
Ecopod is based out of Miami and currently expanding throughout Florida. We have kiosks in private residential buildings as well as several commercial locations.

-How did Penelope Robin get involved?
Ecopod Founder Henry Pino met Penelope Robin during Earth Day 2019 in Fort Lauderdale where she was singing her song “World Full of Love” which she wrote in hopes of bringing people together in helping our planet. They discovered they share a strong passion in saving our planet and have been collaborating since.


Penelope Robin is an 11-year-old singer-songwriter from Miami, Florida. She began acting as well as developing her musical calling at the age of 5. Her professional journey began to blossom after writing her first song ‘Little Bitty Heart’ which appealed to young audiences, and in turn, opened many doors in her career. The young artist has a loyal and growing fanbase that she has penned as her 'Little Robins' and is known on her social media as @thepennyrobin. Her YouTube channel has reached over 10 Million views and her social media continues to grow. This young talent has already shared the stage with music icons such as Phil Collins, Karol G, Yandel, Fat Joe, amongst others. Currently, she is working on new music she will be releasing this year for her fans to enjoy. She is also actively involved with various Foundations such as Crystal Academy, 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades Florida, and Celebration of the Sea; engaging, educating, and inspiring others about autism awareness, animal cruelty, and protecting our environment.


With more upcoming live performances in the works, she’ll also be heading to NY for a string of dates this Summer!


Upcoming NY Performances:
Friday, July 26th @ Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Private Event, Commack, NY
Thursday, August 8th, 7:00PM @ Adventureland, Farmingdale, NY
Friday, August 9th, 8:00PM @ Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell, Wantagh, NY
Saturday, August 10th, 1:00PM @ Roosevelt Field Mall - Rising Stars Tour 2019, Garden City, NY
Saturday September 21st @ Fundraiser for 100+ Abandoned Dogs of Everglades FL
Sunday September 29th @ Round Up Davie, opening up for Country Duo DIAMOND DIXIE https://www.facebook.com/DiamondDixieLLC


More About EcoPod:
Father-daughter team Henry and Gabriela Pino created EcoPod as a sustainable solution to the growing environmental problem of plastic pollution. On land and in our oceans, single-use plastics wreak havoc on the ecosystem, polluting the water and soil. EcoPod is a cleaning solutions refilling station that creates an alternative to traditional single-use plastic containers. The result is a technology that reduces the amount of plastic waste normally generated from single-use cleaning and personal care product containers, while saving consumers time and money. EcoPod is an ideal solution for establishments such as apartment complexes, planned communities, dormitories, laundromats and retail stores that want to play a role in creating a greener future. EcoPod saves consumers time and money with its easy-to-use design and cost-cutting refilling capabilities. For establishments that implement an EcoPod Kiosk, benefits go even further by creating a new revenue stream while reducing waste pick-up, saving space, and offering a convenient, simple, and environmentally-conscious service for their customers.


Check out More From Penelope Robin via iTunes HERE:https://apple.co/2Q3wh7s
And Spotify HERE: https://spoti.fi/2rWpv9L

Connect with Penelope Robin via Social Media: www.PenelopeRobin.com
Facebook.com/PenelopeRobinOfficial
Instagram: @ThePennyRobin
Penelope Robin's YouTube Channel

For More More on EcoPods, VISIT:www.EcoPod.us
Facebook.com/EcoPodKiosks
Instagram.com/Ecopod_Kiosks
Twitter.com/Ecopod_Kiosks

Amazing Apps: Yes, No, Maybe So!

Yes, No, Maybe So! was designed to provide a stage where users can freely & boldly post pictures, ask questions, and get fast, unbiased responses from people with a simple swipe. The Yes, No, Maybe So! platform gives users the opportunity to get their voice heard and make a difference to others by providing real, unbiased feedback! Yes, No, Maybe So! keeps voter’s responses anonymous to the asking individual. The anonymity of feedback within the app brings forth an extremely trustworthy method of receiving honest answers.

Iinsha delivers the Yes, No, Maybe So! app to its users allowing them the power to customize a platform based around themselves - their likes, hidden talents, questions, indecisive situations and concerns. This app is unlike any other and gives its users the ability to steer clear of seeing unwanted content by following only specific categories they have a real interest in. Since Yes, No, Maybe So’ers customize their feed by category rather than people, it is possible to follow others who may share some different interests, and still not see unwanted content!  The empowering “Me” category was created to inspire users to express themselves freely and boldly with no hesitation! YNMS will launch with 20 categories ranging from Food, Fashion, Sports, & Trending.

No question is dumb within the YNMS community and users are encouraged to ask those daunting questions, post the pictures they aren’t so sure about, and get advice on indecisive situations as often as needed! The absence of commenting on posts caters to a safe place for users to unveil their true selves. It’s within this platform that they can utilize their privilege of freedom of speech, ask those controversial questions and get real help with actual day to day dilemmas. 

Some sources say most people make as many as 40,000 decisions on any given day. You can always trust the Yes, No, Maybe So! community to give you the true answers you’ve always craved!
For more information please visit our website at https://ynms.app/ or Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ynmsapp .
Available for Android and iOS.