Social Media Cleansing Guide

To organise your social media you need to understand it. The industry is constantly growing and changing. Daniel Miller, Professor of Digital Anthropology at UCL, recently found that people use different social media with varying degrees of privacy. So, when you post on Facebook for example your desired audience may be close friends, but on Twitter you may alter your tone to best suit career contacts, or vice versa.

Miller also found that social media is generation specific. While many of us may be signed up to Facebook, the younger generations have begun to shun it, in favour of Snapchat and WhatsApp, where conversations are more temporal and private.

It is important to understand the nuances of the services you use, and whether they are useful for your purposes, or just sapping your time away. Are you getting anything out of your Twitter account, for example? If you only use it to stay up to date on the latest news, consider instead just subscribing to a news collector website, where the reporting will be far more reliable and geared to your tastes.

Bin It

Be ruthless. If you find that you are not really using a social media platform, deactivate or permanently delete your account. You’ll be better off without it. Sometimes it’s hard to do this, because you use the platform to communicate, and don’t want to lose that possibility. But there are ways around this.

If you are only keeping Facebook because you use its messenger function, just download the dedicated Facebook messenger app on your phone, which will stop you getting dragged into hours of staring at your newsfeed. Also try downloading the newsfeed eradicator widget, if you use Facebook on your computer in Google chrome.

Make a list of all your active social media accounts and write down all the ways you use them. If you find your reasons being non-essential, get rid of them. The time you will save can be invested elsewhere; why not use it to start walking other people’s dogs for money.

Declutter Your Accounts

Even if you opt to keep your social media accounts, there is still a lot of decluttering to be done. First of all look at who you follow, who your “friends” are, and which pages and accounts you are subscribed to. If they haven’t posted anything of interest to you for a while, get rid of them and if you can’t remember who that “friend” is, purge them. Narrowing down your social media only to the people and businesses that matter to you, can make the whole thing a lot easier to manage.

Make Money On Social Media

If you’re keeping your social media accounts, you may as well use them for something productive, and there are a lot of ways you can do that:

Hannah Wilson, Marketing Director of Gumtree, said: “You’ll be surprised how much money you could raise by simply selling your unwanted clutter online. Make good use of your social media accounts by …

Get Your Child Ready For The Science Fair – Do Regular Science Projects

Every parent is anxious to make sure that their child is able to get ahead in life. Parents want what is best for their children and most parents believe that a good education is what will prepare their child for the future. A good education starts at a very young age. Children are able to retain a great deal of information and can ask some of the most inquisitive types of questions. You can foster and encourage your child to continue learning outside of school and really seek to find answers to questions inside school. Doing regular science projects is a proven way to acclimate your child to the learning process. If you can get your child used to thinking analytically and scientifically, when the science fair rounds around just imagine how much more prepared and excited your little one will be. After all, science should be fun and even magical. Keep in mind science involves more than just chemistry and physics, it also includes reading, math, English, history, and more! Make sure that you are doing all that you can to prepare your kids not only for the next science fair, but also for the next chapters in their life.

Encourage the answering and asking of questions.

Doing regular science projects encourages children to get into the habit of looking inquisitively at the world around them. Children learn through asking questions. As parents you have a great responsibility not only to pay close attention to the questions that your children ask, but also to strive to help them find the answers that they are looking for.

The benefits of doing science projects at home with your kids.

Doing science projects at home with your kids has many benefits, some of which are more obvious than others. Of course, by doing science projects at home with your kids, your kids will develop a greater understanding of the scientific process and what is involved in creating an experiment. But doing projects at home can strengthen family relations and provide a child with a safe environment away from the potential dangers outside of the home.

Finding science in everything you do.

Children have an easier time understanding principals if they can find a personal application. By doing regular science projects as a result of questions that children ask about the world around them is an excellent way to teach that science actually applies to how we all live our lives. From discovering how the toaster words to wondering how all the stars stay in the sky, there are limitless possibilities of how you can use the ordinary to teach something extraordinary.

Many parents are excited about teaching their children scientific concepts at home but feel like they lack the creativity and know how. Do not be discouraged. Many organizations have online offers for dozens of science project ideas as well as step-by-step instructions. The science projects that you will find have been developed by educators. You can choose the age and difficulty …

College Guide: Student Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is not only for those who are employed. It is important for students to have access to dental care, too. But as students, paying for those dental premiums could be very expensive. Fortunately, there are dental companies that offer student dental insurance to accommodate the needs of the students.

Such insurance for students are primarily for university and college students. However, private and public school could also offer different forms of dental plans. There are insurance companies who would provide dental coverage through the school, making it easy for students to have access. If the insurance is provided through the school, the payment can be included in the tuition fee.

There are different plans available to students. But the most popular would be the dental capitation insurance scheme. Under this scheme, you would be getting dental care from the dental provider assigned by the insurance provider. In a university, the provider would be the one present in the school or the university. Fees are paid annually or monthly. Benefits included are usually for preventive care.

One problem with school dental plans is that the school rarely advertises them. It treats on the student to seek them out. Unfortunately, there are students or people who would not seek dental plan until after a serious dental problem has occurred.

Another problem for students would be how they would be able to get continue with their insurance, after their graduation. Parents could provide assistance in helping their grown-up children in finding dental plans that would be able to meet their needs. Another option for newly graduated students who are looking for ways to secure their dental insurance, would be using temporary or a short term insurance. …