DealDash Likes Cheap Travel

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Now’s the time to think about booking Spring travel. Here are some handy tips from DealDash to travel on the cheap.

Travel can be fun, exciting, interesting, educational, and expensive. If you’re a fan of DealDash, then you must love to save money! Travel, especially within the US, definitely doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are some tips on how to save some cash when you want to travel.

Book Early

You can get a much better deal if you book early, and you also have the added benefit of being able to choose from a much bigger array of seating choices (for most airlines.) I have also read that Tuesdays are the best day to book flights for the lowest prices. Here’s an extra tip – before you book your flight clear your “cookies” on your computer. You might end up with a better price.

Travel Light

Now that most airlines are charging to check a bag, it makes sense to try to skip checking a bag. Most airlines let you bring a carry-on bag and a personal bag such as a purse, laptop bag, or backpack. If you’re traveling with a child, make the most of their space as well – if they have a seat on the plane then they are entitled to both of those items as well. DealDash has some awesome carry-on bags, backpacks, purses, laptop bags, and toiletry bags up for auction.

Check Out Travel Forums

If you take the time to check out some travel forums you can read where people have reviewed different hotels, so you can try to find a discounted hotel that is still clean and comfortable. If you browse around the travel forums you can also read where people have reviewed activities as well, so you can find fun things to do on a budget.

Bid on DealDash

The best travel tip of all is to bid on DealDash! On DealDash you can find travel bags, full luggage sets, American Airline Gift Cards, toiletry bags and bathroom items, and many more things for a trip. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Be sure to check out the daily blogs on DealDash Tips and DealDash Reviews. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Fun Winter Facts

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Love it or hate it, winter is an interesting season. Here are some fun facts about winter from DealDash.

Are you the sort of person that embraces the winter season? Do you love to get into your winter gear and go frolic in the snow? Or are you the sort of person who would rather huddle under the covers and wait for winter to end? No matter if winter is your most or least favorite season, here are some fun winter facts from DealDash.

Huge Snowflakes, Huge Snowmen

According to the Guinness World Records, on January 28, 1887, a snowflake 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick fell in Fort Keogh, Montana, making it the largest snowflake ever observed. Now that’s a huge snowflake, DealDash fans!

The largest recorded snowman ever built was in Bethel, Maine, in February 1999. The 113-foot, 7-inch snowman was larger than the previous record held by a snowman in Yamagata, Japan, at 96 feet and 7 inches.

Snowmagddon

President Barack Obama popularized the phrase “Snowmagddon” when two blizzards in 2010 struck during the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting. The blizzards broke snowfall records in the mid-Atlantic region, and after the second snowstorm, 68.1% of the U.S. was blanketed by snow. Who would have thought that President Obama had such a good sense of humor?

Warming Up the Car

Many people let their cars run for several minutes before actually driving it, supposedly to “warm up” the motor. This might help you feel warmer when you get inside, it doesn’t actually have any benefit to your car. Almost all engines are perfectly fine being driven right from starting it, no matter what the temperature might be. Personally, I love my remote starter on my car. I love to get into the car when it’s nice and toasty, and my seat all heated up.

Winter Sickness

A very common misconception is that being out in the cold will make you sick. This is a popular wives tale but is untrue. Getting a “cold” is from a virus or bacteria that makes you sick, not the weather. No matter how many times I tell my mother-in-law this, she doesn’t believe me!

I hope that you found these winter facts from DealDash interesting. DealDash has winter snow removal tools such as shovels, scrapers, and snow blowers. DealDash has everything you need. Visit DealDash now to save. DealDash now offers free bids for reviewed products, check it out! Good luck and happy DealDash bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps you Be a True Friend

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Having friends is a wonderful thing. Here are some tips for how to become a true friend.

Almost everyone has a few friends. There are lots of different kinds of friends – work friends, school friends, acquaintances, best friends, internet friends, casual friends, sports friends, etc. There are many things that you can do to improve your friendships. Here are some tips from DealDash to become a great friend that everyone wants to spend time with and enjoy your company.

Be Available

No matter if your friend lives next door or in a different country, to be a great friend you need to make yourself available for chatting, texting, skyping, or getting together. You can have friends close to your or far away if you choose to make the effort. If you are able to make the time for your friendships, you can make your friend feel both appreciated and supported. Make it a point to be available to nurture your relationships.

Be loyal

Don’t be a fair-weather friend. Stick with your friends in the good times and the bad. Don’t run away when times get tough, be there for your friends when they are having a difficult time in life, even if it makes your life a little harder. Being loyal means sticking with your friends through the thick and thin, never turning your back on them in bad times.

Be trustworthy

Never spread gossip about your friends, try to be the kind of person who everyone trusts with their secrets. Here’s a tip – being trustworthy is an excellent character trait, and it would behoove you to try to be as trustworthy as possible. Trustworthiness will benefit you in other parts of your life as well as help you in being a great friend.

Don’t be petty

Everyone has a few minor character flaws and being petty doesn’t help friendships in any way. Occasionally friendships are completely one-sided, but for the most part things even out in a friendship. Maybe you have been the one to go visit your friend more often, or call them first, or always be the one to send emails. Instead of being petty and holding a grudge over these little things, why not talk to them about it instead?

I hope that you have found this DealDash Reviewed article helpful. If you would like to be a great friend and get your “bestie” a surprise gift, head on over to DealDash. DealDash has some great gifts such as jewelry, candles, and perfume. Check DealDash first before buying elsewhere. Visit DealDash now to see the deals. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash: Getting the Most Out of Morning

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Are you a morning person? Well, you probably have to get up even if you aren’t – so here are some tips to make your morning better.

Most of us would rather turn the alarm off and go back to bed, but we have to get up anyway. You might have to get ready for work, get your kids ready, make everyone lunches to go – the possibilities are practically endless. Here are some handy tips from DealDash to get your day started right.

Water

Water. Fresh water is your best friend in the morning. Delicious, clear water boosts your metabolism and hydrates your body. If you’re the kind of person who can sleep straight through the night without getting up to get a drink or go to the bathroom, it’s especially important to rehydrate as soon as you wake up. Try to drink a big glass of water in the morning right after waking up. Here’s a tip- keep a water bottle by your bed with your morning water inside; that way it will be waiting for you when your alarm goes off. After you’ve had your water you can go about the rest of your morning routine, taking a shower, having breakfast, etc.

Skin

Skin. Take care of your skin in the morning. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, use a toner to re-balance your skin’s ph level, and then put on a moisturizer with SPF inside. This quick 5-minute skin routine will make your skin look and feel great all day. If you’re not sure what kind of skin care products to buy, check out the product reviews on Target or Wal*Mart’s website. After you decide which ones you want to buy, you can win a gift card from DealDash to buy your new products!

Plan ahead

Plan ahead. After you’ve done all of these other handy tips in the morning, make a to-do list for the day. Making a to-do list will organize your thoughts and help you be more productive during the day.

I hope that you found this DealDash Reviewed blog helpful. Be sure to check in every day for more hand tips, reviews, and lifestyle blog posts. If you’re looking for gift cards, home goods, or kids toys check DealDash first. DealDash has all of these and more. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Looks Forward to January

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T.S. Eliot is known to have said that “April is the cruelest month.” Though some people would argue that it’s January. Let’s think of some things to look forward to in January.

“What’s good about January?” You might ask. Well, aside from celebrating a fine new year, there are many nice things about January. Many amazing people were born in January, including Paul Revere, Joan of Arc, Nicholas Cage, Edger Allen Poe, and my very own little baby, who turns 1 year old this January!

In addition to some amazing people being born in January, there is also the mild feeling of relief that all of the holiday preparations. Decorating and shopping are behind us again for another 10 months or so. Most people love the holidays, but also love them when they are over as well!

Now that it’s the beginning of the year again, we can all start with a fresh, clean slate ahead of us. Now is a great time of year to let go of all of the small grudges or bad feelings that you might have. You can try to mend fences with anyone that you are on “the outs” with, and hopefully forgive and forget.

Thinking positively…

Speaking of thinking positively here is a very cool idea that I read about a while back –  Someone suggested taking an empty jar and labeling it ‘Good Things’. Every time something good happens over the upcoming year, you stick a note into the jar as a reminder of happiness. Then, on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, you open the jar and look back on all the good things that have happened over the year. Isn’t that a cute idea? You could do this yourself, or have the whole family join in for more fun.

Finally, January is great for staying in, cuddling, watching movies, and drinking hot cocoa. In the summer I feel a little guilty when I keep the kids indoors since running and playing outside is so healthy for them. However, I don’t feel a single shred of guilt keeping them inside in the warmth when it’s so cold and yucky outside. For me, the best part of January is not having to go out in January weather!

Thanks for reading this DealDash article, if you have any comments or suggestions for future blogs please leave them down below in the comments section. If you need anything for your family or home, check out DealDash. DealDash has everything you need up for auction. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

 

 

Journaling with DealDash

Journaling with DealDash

Journaling is a great way to let off some steam in a healthy way and lower your stress level. Here are some journaling ideas from DealDash.

Journaling can be a lot of fun, and almost as good as a visit with a psychologist. Better yet, you can bring your journal with you and write down your thoughts when you get a chance. Sometimes there’s so much going on inside of our heads that we can lose track of our thoughts. Some of these thoughts are probably your run of the mill type, but other ones might be deep, introspective, and worth keeping to look back on in the future. Here are some great reasons to journal, from DealDash.

Another great thing about journaling is that you can get your bad thoughts and feelings out on paper and be able to reflect on them before making any type of plan that might alter your life, job, or relationships. Write about what’s bothering you.  When you write about your challenges it will make your feel better and less stressed out.  There is this power that comes with writing about your problems. When you commit your problems to paper and put your frustrations into words you can begin to process your problems and think of solutions. Unfortunately, the solution might not immediately appear but you do get one step close to finding it.

Finally, keeping a journal can help you see your growth – both emotional and physical. There is nothing quite like going back through old journals and reading what you’ve written when you were younger. It’s a tiny glimpse into the past and who you used to be. Things that might seem like a huge deal at the time most likely won’t matter to you later on in life. It’s very helpful to appreciate how your thought and feelings change over the years. Your journal is a first-hand account of all your triumphs, failings, happy times, and sad ones. There is nothing better than hearing about your past from yourself – the only person who will truly understand your feelings 100% of the time.

I hope that you found this DealDash article helpful. If you’re looking for a new journal, pens, markers, or other office supplies be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash sometimes has these items up for auction, and often has Staples gift cards available. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

Merry DealDash Christmas, Enjoy Winter

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Merry Christmas from DealDash!! The first official day of winter was a few days ago, here are some winter-related thoughts.

Winter definitely isn’t my favorite season, however, I still think it’s a wonderful time and cozy season for creativity and the New Year’s Day always brings new beginnings. Whether you’re inside huddling with your pets next to the fireplace or out playing with your kids in the snow, there’s a whole winter season’s worth of inspiration all around us, and there’s always something exciting happening or something beautiful to look at if we really try. Here are some ideas to help you get through the winter season.

Invest in the correct equipment. This is very important if you live in a cold snowy climate. Be sure that you have a good sturdy shovel (or two!) and if you have a medium to large sized driveway you will need to get a snow-blower. When you have the right equipment it’s easy to get rid of the snow and go on with your day. DealDash has some great snow equipment that comes up for auction.

Don’t forget the smaller winter supplies as well. Along with the bigger equipment, you need to keep a stock of salt/sand, ice scrapers, and of course warm gloves, hats, and scarves around for when you need them. Be sure to check DealDash for these small supplies as well.

Stock up on non-perishables at the supermarket, and keep your fridge and freezer reasonably full of things that your family likes for meals. Snow is much nicer when seen from inside, wrapped in a blanket, sipping on hot chocolate; to get the most enjoyment out of a snowstorm stay inside! You’ll be glad that your pantry and fridge are stocked when a storm hits. You’ll be able to avoid that last minute rush to the supermarket, and be able to stay indoors.

Keep your electronics charged up. Put fresh batteries in your flashlights, keep candles and a lighter handy, and make sure your cell phones and tablets are all charged up. Power outages happen when ice and snow weigh down the utility wires and poles, and they aren’t always resolved quickly. Be fully prepared, and for extra preparedness get a couple external cell phone chargers in case you need a little extra power for your phone if the electricity happens to go out. Check DealDash for flashlights, chargers, and external cell phone chargers, they come up for auction and you can get a great deal.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on winter helpful. DealDash has many winter items up for auction. Visit DealDash to save. Go get a bargain on DealDash at this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Here’s a Fun Winter Craft from DealDash!

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Happy Christmas Eve friends! Here is a fun mason jar snow globe craft from DealDash that you can do over the weekend.

What says “winter” to you? If you asked my daughter, she would say “Snow globes!!” She collects them and has loved them ever since she was a 2-year-old. This is a fun craft that you can do to pass the time over the weekend. If you have the supplies handy it would be a great craft to do if you have any children visiting you for the holidays.

Materials:

 

  • A mason jar (You can get these at Target, Wal*Mart, etc.)
  • Water
  • Pure glycerin (You can get this at Jo-Anne’s Fabric, CVS, Wal-Green’s for around $5 – it’s used as a deep skin moisturizer)
  • Glitter
  • Waterproof craft glue, super glue, or epoxy
  • Small, waterproof toys or even laminated photos to put inside your snow globe

Directions:

1.Take your mason jar lid off of the jar and place your toys, photos, ceramic or glass figurines, or whatever you have chosen to put inside Remember, it has to be waterproof. Make sure they are not too tall so you able to close your jar once they have been glued in place. When you’re happy with the placement, use your waterproof craft glue to glue them to the inside of your lid. You will need to let the glue dry for a while after this. If you are using super glue you can proceed to the next step after only a few minutes.

2.While you are waiting for the glue to dry, put 1 or 2 tablespoons of glitter into your jar to represent the snow. You can use all one color of glitter, or multi-colored. Add more if you like lots of snow, or  less if you aren’t as much of a fan.

3.Pour some water into the jar, but be very careful not to fill the jar all the way up, because your toys will displace some of that water when you screw on the lid of the mason jar. Your water line should not reach all the way to the brim, if it does you are going to have a bit of a mess when you add the lid onto the jar.

4.Add approximately 5 drops of glycerin to the water. The glycerin thickens up the water so the glitter snow will fall slowly when you shake the snow globe.

5.Lastly, when the toys you have glued to the lid are completely dry, apply craft glue (or super glue or epoxy) around the rim and threads of the mason jar to keep the snow globe full of water and not slowly leak out. Also be sure to apply glue to the outside seam of the lid to help keep it watertight. You should check this seal periodically to make sure that it’s still tight.

6.Shake, shake shake!

I hope you found this DealDash article helpful. If you like crafts be sure to visit DealDash. DealDash has many crafty items up for auction such as sewing machines, cutting machines, and kid’s craft kids. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Helps Connect to Family

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When your family lives far away it’s hard to connect. Let DealDash help you.

I bet you’re wondering how a shopping entertainment website can help you connect with your family. The number one way to keep in touch with your family is the internet, of course, and DealDash can help you keep up with the latest in technology. There are other ways to connect to your family, of course, but let’s talk about the technological ones first.

Video calls. You can use Skype, Facetime, or any number of smaller websites to video chat with your loved ones. You’ll need a current computer or tablet, though, so be sure that you check out DealDash‘s electronics and computers category to make sure that you’re up to date.

Another fun way to keep in touch with far away family members is group messaging on your smartphone. It’s easy to add multiple people to a group chat on your phone’s texting program, and you can keep in touch with family members, and help other family members stay connected to each other, as well. If you’re looking for a new smartphone, be sure to check DealDash first.

There are many other websites that have social media aspects that you can take advantage of so you can stay connected to family. A few of my favorites are Pinterest, My Fitness Pal, YouTube, and Twitter. By using these sites you can keep in touch with family and also make some new friends.

All of the above ways make use of modern technology that some of your older relatives might not understand or want to use. For these relatives, you will have to either call them on the phone or send them something in the mail. If you’re not really a phone person (I’m not!) it might be more fun to get postcards and write your older relatives a short message on a postcard every few weeks. If you’d prefer something more personalized, you can print out some photos on 4X6 photo paper and use those as postcards.

Lastly, everyone from kids on up to seniors would enjoy getting a small package in the mail. Collect a few things that remind you of the recipient such as a favorite candy, pictures, a magazine, or maybe even one of your wins from DealDash and send it out! Your relative will be so excited to get a fun package in the mail and will be sure to think of you fondly.

I hope that you found this DealDash article helpful. If you need anything such as a new computer, tablet, or gift be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has everything you need for the home. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone.

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Being Thankful, With DealDash

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I post a lot about being thankful because I am so very thankful for every day. All of us should take the time to be thankful for the little things.

With all of the bad things that we hear on the news and read online sometimes the world seems like a scary place. If you stop and think, though, there are so many wonderful things that happen every day we should try and concentrate on the good things in life instead of the bad ones. Here is an entire DealDash article dedicated to some awesome things in life.

Family. My kids and my husband are always at the very top of any list about being thankful. No matter how sad or down I can get sometimes my family can always cheer me up. Just today I was feeling sad, and my 5 year old daughter came over to me and handed me a drawing of our family and said “Here, if you ever miss me, just look at this!” See? How can I be sad after that interaction?

Emotions. Happy, lonely, excited, sad, jubilant – no matter what emotion you are feeling at the moment it’s great to feel alive. No matter what emotion you are feeling in the moment it will be a different feeling and emotion by the next day. How exciting!

Books and Movies. Isn’t it nice to be able to escape for a few hours into a good book or movie? You can travel back in time, to space, underwater, or just about anywhere that you would like to explore with a book or a movie.

Animals and Pets. Cuddling a warm furry dog, cat, or bunny can be very therapeutic. It’s been scientifically proven that having a pet can lower your blood pressure, anxiety, and more. This even includes non-cuddly pets such as fish or lizards. If you can’t own a pet yourself and you love animals, maybe you could visit a dog park and look at the dogs playing, volunteer at an animal shelter, or spend time at an aquarium.

Naps. When the stars magically align and I’m able to take a nap – it’s a good as a present! After doing some research on naps, it seems like 20-30 minutes is the optimum length for a nap. Shorter just isn’t worth it, but any longer and you run the risk of getting into REM sleep. If you are woken up during REM sleep you will wake up groggier and more tired than you were before you took a nap.

DealDash. I always list DealDash as a thing that I am thankful for in my lists. DealDash provides entertainment, great deals, and happy feelings when I participate in auctions. DealDash auctions are definitely something to be thankful for! Go check out DealDash and see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! Image result for so thankful

DealDash: Staying Calm in a Hectic World

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The world is a busy, mixed-up place sometimes. Here are some suggestions from DealDash how to stay calm when things are a little crazy.

The kids need to be taken to school, soccer, dance class – and in-between these journeys you need to clean the house, deal with the repair guy, go grocery shopping, take the baby to the doctor, and then cook dinner. That isn’t even including if you have a full-time job! It’s important to stay calm even when the things around you are a little bit crazy. Here are some tips from DealDash on how to keep it together.

One of the most important ways to keep everything together when things get hectic is to have a set schedule. Yes, maybe you have to do the school, soccer, dance class routine every day, but things are a lot easier if you make yourself a schedule with every waking hour accounted for, and block out the times that you are busy every day so you don’t accidentally double-book yourself. Try to schedule your grocery shopping and other weekly errands on the same time and day, and if you or your child has regular weekly/bi-weekly/monthly doctor appointments try to keep that to the same time and day as well.

It’s easy to get burned out when you have a super busy hectic life, so be sure to schedule yourself in some down time as well. If you’re able to do that weekly, great! Getting through a crazy week is much easier if you know that you know that you are going to have a few hours of “me time” on Sunday afternoon.

Another way to stay sane in a hectic world is by keeping in touch with close friends and family. Try to keep up with your closest friends and family members weekly, it will be good for you and them as well. Luckily we live in a time where technology such as Facebook and Skype allows us to easily keep up with people even if they live on the other side of the world.

To use this technology you have to have a computer, tablet, or at the very least a smartphone. If your electronics are not up to date you’re not going to have as good of an experience. Keep your electronics current by going to DealDash. DealDash has the computers and tablets that you need. Visit DealDash at this link right here. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! Image result for dealdash

DealDash Winter Skin Fixes – FACE

DealDash Winter Skin Fixes

Last week we talked about some winter skin fixes for your lips. Today we are going to expand to the rest of the face, neck, and decolletage.

As we talked about last week, the winter weather wrecks havoc on your otherwise healthy and vibrant skin. No one is immune to this unless you live somewhere that the weather is nice year-round – but then you have to worry more about sun damage, so we should all take the best care of our skin that we can, no matter where we live.

Speaking of sun damage, even though it’s cold and snowy outside the sun can still damage your skin if you go outside without any sunscreen on. However, in the winter most people are more covered up anyway, so you can probably get away with using an SPF 15, 20, or 30 that is built in to your regular daytime moisturizer. If you aren’t wearing a regular daytime moisturizer, it’s time to start.

Moisturizer on your face is key to keeping nice-looking skin year-round. You should preferably have a daytime moisturizer with SPF in it, and a thicker moisturizer for night time. Yes, men too! Men get sun damage just like women, and can also suffer from wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer. Everyone needs sunscreen in all seasons.

Beating the rough dry skin of winter can be difficult, but advances in sonic brushes have made things a lot easier. DealDash has a sonic brush kit that has everything you need to tame your winter skin. The kit includes everything that you need to get started on your way to smoother winter skin:

  • Handheld sonic unit
  • 4 batteries
  • Body polishing brush
  • Facial brush
  • Facial buffer
  • Pumice for feet, elbows, and extra dry patches of skin

These brush kits from DealDash come in a variety of colors including pink, purple, and white. I personally have won a few of these kits. They are awesome to use on yourself, but they also make wonderful presents for just about anyone on your list.

If you’d like to fix your dry winter skin, be sure to pick up the brush kit from DealDash. It’s great for your face, neck, decolletage, and if you switch out the brush heads you can use it anywhere on your body. Visit DealDash now to pick up a kit. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!Spa Sonic - Skin Care System Face and Body Polisher

DealDash Deals With Debbie Downers

DealDash Deals with Debbie Downers

A Debbie Downer is someone who is always mopey and has a negative outlook on life. Here are some ideas to stay positive in the face of negativity.

We all know of someone who is always negative about anything and everything, someone who never answers “Good” or “Great” when someone inquires about their day. We call those people “Debbie Downers.” No offense to anyone named Debbie, of course. Debbie Downers can be a little bit difficult to spend time with because they tend to draw other people into their negativity. Here are some ideas from DealDash to stay positive when spending time with a Debbie Downer.

The best way to avoid negativity is to limit the time that you spend with a Debbie Downer, but that might not be possible if they are a co-worker or a close relative. What you can do, however, is try and turn the negativity into positivity by turning their complaints around. If they were to say “It’s so gross and rainy outside.” You could say “Oh, I love the rain, my plants need the water.” It might not make your Debbie Downer feel better, but it might put you in a better frame of mind.

Another way to stop a Debbie Downer in her unhappy tracks is to pre-emptively spread a little happiness. There’s something that almost everyone likes, and that’s compliments. When you see your Debbie Downer, give her (or him!) a compliment. Tell them that their hair looks good today, that you like their outfit, or that they are just the person that you wanted to see. There’s nothing like a little compliment to make someone’s day a little brighter.

Having a positive attitude is a choice, and having a negative attitude is as well. Why waste the energy on having a negative attitude when you can use the same effort to have a positive outlook instead? Think of the things that make you happy and strive to have a good day.

What makes you happy and have a positive attitude? I always tell people that my hobby is shopping, and it’s true! There are few things that cheer me up (other than my family, of course) than doing a little entertainment shopping on DealDash. DealDash has beauty items, toys, fun family items, household things, and so much more. Visit DealDash now to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Beats the Afternoon Slump

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We are all familiar with the “afternoon slump,” that time around 2 or 3 PM when all we want to do is take a nap. DealDash has some ideas to beat the afternoon slump and keep you working!

Most of us tend to suffer an all out sleepiness assault in the mid-to-late-afternoon, it’s not all in your head. Most people definitely experience at least a small dip in their energy, concentration, and alertness almost every afternoon, especially on work days. Why is this? Well, there are many reasons, but two of the most common ones are:

  1. You’ve been sitting at your desk for hours upon hours.
  2. You’re dehydrated.

There are easy solutions to those two problems. For the first problem, simply getting up and moving around for at least 5 minutes every hour can greatly reduce your loginess. You can accomplish this without attracting the ire of your bosses by getting up to make copies, retrieve your printouts from the laser printer, or going to use the restroom.

For the second problem, the solution is even easier! Just bring a re-usable water bottle into work and keep it filled and on your desk at all times. Give it a quick rinse at the end of the day, set it upside down on a paper towel on your desk to dry overnight, and it will be as good as new in the morning and ready to fill with water all over again. Personally, I prefer to keep my water bottle filled with ice, and just drink the ice water as it melts, but I realize not everyone has the luxury of being near an ice maker at all times.

There are other reasons for the afternoon slump, some of the other causes can include eating too many carbs at lunch, staying up late the night before, drinking alcohol the night before, getting inadequate sleep due to a bad mattress, and other various reasons. If you try to correct these problems and are still experiencing an afternoon slump every day, then you might want to visit your doctor, you might be missing some vital nutrients in your diet that they can help you correct.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on the afternoon slump helpful. DealDash is always here to help and even has some items to help you beat that afternoon slump such as water bottles, soft pillows, and even sleep trackers. Visit DealDash now to browse the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash’s Winter Skin Fixes – LIPS

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It’s Winter, so let’s face it – we’ve all got dry skin. Here are some Winter skin fixes for lips from DealDash to keep your lips feeling smooth til Spring.

Everyone get dry lips in the winter, even kids that normally have nice, smooth baby lips. The cold outside mixing with the dry air from heating inside just sucks all of the moisture right out of your skin. Luckily, there are plenty of small things that you can do to improve the look and texture of your winter lips. Here are some Winter skin fixes for lips from DealDash.

Your lips are sure to get dry, chapped, and cracked if you spend any time outdoors this winter. There are a few things that you can do to help soothe and even prevent the worst of the cracks from happening. The number one thing that you need to do for your lips in the winter is to keep some sort of balm on them anytime you go outside. It doesn’t matter if it’s a .99 Chapstick or the fanciest lip balm that they make, just make sure that your lips are covered when you’re outdoors in the cold weather.

Next, in keeping with the lips covered track, it would be a smart idea to put a dab of Vaseline on your lips at night before you go to sleep. Your skin does most of its repairs when you’re sleeping, so help it along with some ultra soothing Vaseline.

Finally, I would suggest exfoliating your lips every few days with an old toothbrush. Make sure that the toothbrush has soft or medium bristles, wet it slightly, and rub gently on your cracked, dry lips. Follow up with Vaseline for maximum effect.

Another thing to think about when trying to prevent dry and cracked winter skin is to get a humidifier for your bedroom. If you keep a humidifier running while you are sleeping at night it can keep your skin moist and help prevent chapping and cracking.

DealDash has an assortment of humidifiers to choose from. Go visit DealDash and browse the humidifiers. DealDash has great bargains every day. Just click this link to visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Uses Time Wisely

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Like many people I struggle with using my time wisely, so I have collected a few tricks to help keep me on track.

As someone who is fortunate enough to be able to work from home, I need to be sure that I get all of my work done and not get distracted by things at home. These productivity tips and tricks from DealDash should work for you no matter where you work or what your tasks are.

Make a list. I love lists! You can make your list on your phone or tablet with a list-making app, make a list on paper, or even get a dry erase board or chalkboard to write your lists upon.

Do the least favorite task first. Once you have made your list, identify the tasks that absolutely have to be done, and do your least favorite task first. Once you have gotten the worst one out of the way, the other ones won’t seem so bad.

Reward yourself. Once you have done 3 of your tasks on your list you deserve a break! Take a 15-minute break, or if it’s close to lunch time, go ahead and reward yourself by taking a 30-minute lunch break. Once your break is over, immediately get back to work. If you don’t get right back to work inertia will take over and you will lose track of your goal of productivity.

Keep it moving. Don’t dilly-dally around between your tasks, wasting 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there. You will get a little reward in the form of another break once you have completed another 3 tasks on your list. You can take another 15-minute break between each set of 3 tasks until your entire task list has been completed.

If you’re feeling extremely productive after you have finished your task list for the day, then go ahead and start writing tomorrow’s list. Writing tomorrow’s list today will save you time because you can get started right away.

I hope that you have found this DealDash blog on productivity helpful. The key to productivity is organization. Keep your thoughts and actions organized and you will be more productive than ever before. DealDash has many things to keep you organized and productive such as clocks, tablets, and office supplies. Visit DealDash now to see the deals. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash – Feeling Sick but Looking Good

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Here are a few ideas from DealDash to look your best even when you’re feeling your worst.

It’s winter, so let’s face it – you’re either currently sick, getting over being sick, or about to be sick. That’s just the nature of the winter season. However, unless you are lucky enough to be able to stay home until you are 100% better, you’re probably going to have to soldier on through the illness and go out in public. No one likes to go out when they feel terrible, but here are a few ideas from DealDash to look and feel a little better when you have to go out when you’re sick.

Moisturize, inside and out! When you’re sick you need to drink extra water. Not only does your body need water to heal, you also need to drink extra water to keep your skin from getting dried out in the cold winter air. In addition to the extra water for inside, you need to be extra vigilant with moisturizer and lotions when you’re sick. Even if you’re perhaps someone who doesn’t regularly moisturize your face, you should take good care of your facial skin when you’re sick. If you’re constantly blowing your nose the skin around your nose and lips is going to get very dry and chapped. Put some moisturizer on it!

In addition to the extra water for inside, you need to be extra vigilant with moisturizer and lotions when you’re sick. Even if you’re perhaps someone who doesn’t regularly moisturize your face, you should take good care of your facial skin when you’re sick. If you’re constantly blowing your nose the skin around your nose and lips is going to get very dry and chapped. Put some moisturizer on it!

While you’re moisturizing your face, be sure to put some lip balm on as well. Your lips are sure to get extra dry from the weather as well as from your coughing and sneezing. Try a tinted lip balm to put a little color on your face so you look a little more lively than you feel.

Wear bright cheery colors. I know that it’s tempting to wear dark or drab colors when you’re feeling terrible but put on a nice bright color. It will make your outlook on life just a little bit more optimistic, which is key to starting to feel better.

I hope that you have found this DealDash article helpful. If you’re feeling sick DealDash has many items to help you feel better such as heating pads, blankets, tea-making accessories, and more. DealDash hopes you feel better soon! Visit DealDash to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Blog: Leaving Things Behind

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Instead of thinking ahead to the new year, and what we will achieve, let’s see what we can leave behind.

Hopefully, all of the DealDash Reviewed readers have had an excellent 2016. I have had a good year, with a few ups and downs, of course. Everyone is thinking ahead to the new year that’s coming soon, and that’s a productive thing to do, but I feel like it’s also important that we think about what we should leave behind with 2016 as well.

I’ve actually had a pretty bad year, health-wise. I had a very difficult labor and birth in January, and an emergency cholecystectomy in February. My health hasn’t been the same since, I’ve been in and out of the hospital all year. There’s nothing more that I would like to leave behind than my poor health. How can that be accomplished? Exercise, more sleep, eating healthier, and not overexerting myself, I would guess. I’m sure all of you that have had a bad 2016 due to your health would like to join me in leaving bad health behind.

Another thing that would be great to leave behind in 2016 is grudges, bad feelings, and disagreements with your friends and family. Being at odds with a close friend or family member can really put a damper on your enjoyment of life. Let’s leave behind those grudges, bad feelings, and disagreements with the people in your life that you care about.

If you’re having grudges, bad feelings, and disagreements with someone who isn’t a close friend or family member, maybe it’s time to leave them behind with 2016. Just because you have known someone for a long time, or lives close to you, or is a friend-of-a-friend doesn’t mean that you have to bring them into 2017 with you if you don’t want to.

There’s one last thing that we should all leave behind in 2016 and that’s insecurity. Insecurity causes so many problems in life – jealousy, depression, anger and more. Why not just be the best person that you can, and not worry about what everyone else is thinking? Leave that insecurity behind in 2016 and you will have a better 2017, guaranteed.

One thing that you don’t want to leave behind as we move into 2017, and that’s DealDash! DealDash has everything that you need for your home including electronics, baby & kitchen items, accessories, art, and more. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Count Our Blessings with DealDash

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While we are still feeling the holiday spirit, let’s count our blessings with DealDash and be thankful for the good things in life.

There’s a little less than two short weeks until Christmas is here, and three until the New Year. This is the perfect time to count out blessings with DealDash and be thankful for the good things in life.

No matter who you are, where you live, and what your lifestyle entails – we all have something good going on in our lives. Everyone’s life, wants, and needs are different, some of have many blessings and some of us have few. However, let’s try to come up with some blessings that are pretty much universal.

Family – Most people have a family, and the lucky ones have lots of family members. Family is there for you when you are sad and need comforting, and family is right there with you for your triumphs and celebrations. Family is a wonderful blessing to have.

Friends – They say that friends are the family that you choose for yourself. If you have one true friend, you are truly blessed. It’s also a blessing to have many friends as well, and one of the great things about friends are you can always expand your circle for more.

Health – Not everyone has the blessing of good health, but we should all be thankful for the days that we are feeling well. Good health is something that can change at any moment, so make the most of your healthy days, they are truly a blessing. If you’d like to have more healthy days try some low-impact exercise such as walking or gentle yoga.

Hobbies – Most people have a hobby that they enjoy that makes their life more enjoyable. Hobbies come in all forms, and no matter if your favorite hobby is fishing, reading, knitting, golf, baking, or something completely different we should all be thankful that we have something in our lives that we can enjoy in our leisure time.

Some of us have many blessings, and some of us have few – but there’s one great thing in our lives that we all have in common...DealDash! DealDash is a wonderful combination of hobby and entertainment that we all enjoy together. The next time that you are planning on getting something else for your other hobbies, be sure to check DealDash first. DealDash has items for everyone’s favorite pastimes. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash’s New Year List

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There are only a few short weeks left in the year. Here are 5 things you need to do before 2017 arrives.

How was your 2016? Mine was eventful – I had a baby boy, my daughter started school, my older son has been diagnosed with ADHD, it’s been a busy year! However, even though life has been busy, there are still a few things that need to be done before we say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. Join me in doing DealDash’s 5 things before the new year.

1 – Organize your family’s closets. Dig out all of those too small, too tight, or too big clothing, those worn shoes, and those clothing gifts that you have never even worn. Donate them all and be proud of yourself for cleaning your house and helping others at the same time. Don’t forget to ask for a receipt at the donation drop-off, you can use that as a charitable donation on your taxes in April.Organize your “online life.” If you’re like many people, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of pictures cluttering up your online cloud, your computer, or your cell phone. Seriously, do you really need 126 pictures of your meals at different restaurants? Sure, they’re fun to post onto Instagram or Facebook when you’re actually at the restaurant so your friends can see what you’re doing, but once you’ve posted it why bother keeping the photo?

2 – Organize your “online life.” If you’re like many people, you probably have hundreds or even thousands of pictures cluttering up your online cloud, your computer, or your cell phone. Seriously, do you really need 126 pictures of your meals at different restaurants? Sure, they’re fun to post onto Instagram or Facebook when you’re actually at the restaurant so your friends can see what you’re doing, but once you’ve posted it why bother keeping the photo? And those of you with little kids that are hard to photograph – I know that you take about 20 blurry pictures to get 1 good one! Get rid of those blurry pictures that are cluttering up your cloud.

3 – Think of a few goals for 2017. They don’t need to be your typical resolution-type goals such as exercising or cutting back on drinking. They could be things that are more fun and personal to you such as making sure that you reach out to far-away friends once a month, or to learn to knit or to be a better driver. There are lots of things that you probably want to do a little differently next year, so make a list.

4 – Get a free credit report. Make sure that everything on your credit report is accurate and up to date. There are many free credit report websites and apps available, do your due diligence and read reviews on the companies before you request your report. You’ll be glad that you got your report and cleared up any mistakes so you can go forward into 2017 without worrying about it!

5 – Bid on DealDash. Do you have a bunch of bids hanging out on your account that you haven’t used yet? Bid on some great items and gift cards and clear them out for the new year so you can start fresh.

I hope that you found this DealDash Reviewed article helpful. Be sure to check out DealDash for all of the latest home items, electronics, kids items, and more. DealDash has so many things to discover. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Dogs: Advanced Tricks

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If you enjoyed the DealDash article on basic dog tricks, then you definitely need to read this one on advanced dog tricks.

Everyone knows that a dog is a loyal companion, always there to give you puppy dog eyes and a head to pat, but they are actually very smart animals and can learn to do more than “sit” and “stay.” In this DealDash article we’ll look at some more advanced tricks that you can teach your best friend on four legs how to master and be the king (or queen) of the dog park.

Kissy Kissy

  1. Most dogs will lick your face without you even having to ask, but teaching them to give a quick no-tongue kiss without the saliva can be a little tricky. If you’d like, prepare the dog by brushing their teeth.
  2. Hold a treat in front of your face, and say the command “kiss”. Present your cheek near the dog, and get closer until she touches it with her nose.
  3. Immediately pull away, and give her the treat before she is able to lick you.
  4. If you are quick, the dog will learn soon enough that all she has to do to get a reward is to lightly press her nose against your cheek when you say “kiss”.
  5. Please note – If the dog likes to gently (or not so gently!) nip when over excited then this is probably not the best trick to teach her.

High 5

  1. Start by asking the dog to sit, and reward her with a yummy treat.
  2. Hold a treat in front of her but just slightly out of reach.
  3. Say “high 5” while tapping one of his feet. Usually dogs will raise their foot to try to paw at the treat in your opposite hand.
  4. When she raises her foot, lightly grab it with your free hand. When you make skin contact, give the dog the treat and lots of praise.
  5. Keep repeating these steps until the dog raises her foot automatically when you give the high 5 command.
  6. It sounds simple, and it is – but it takes a bit of practice, so make sure you have lots of treats with you.

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  1. Dancing is usually reserved as a trick for smaller dogs, but medium-to-large dogs can also learn to dance with patience and some treats.
  2. Be warned, though, this trick is not recommended for dogs that are overweight or suffer from problems with their hind legs or back.
  3. As your dog to sit, then raise a treat slowly up and over the dog’s head. Give the command “dance” until she rises up on her hind legs.
  4. For the best results, move the treat slightly behind the dog’s head to get her to stand up on her hind legs.
  5. If the dog already has good balance, and is accustomed to standing on their hind legs and jumping as smaller dogs are prone to do, then hold the treat in front of her nose, and then slowly move it around his head until she spins in a circle.
  6. For bigger dogs that aren’t used to standing on their hind legs, this might take a little time and patience on your part.

I hope that you found this DealDash article on dogs helpful. DealDash has many pet auctions with items for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and fish. DealDash has a great selection. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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Fun Indoor Kid’s Activities from DealDash

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Now that winter is upon us, most people have an innate desire to stay indoors. Kids tend to get bored with the same old activities, so here are some new ideas from DealDash to keep things fresh and fun.

Kids have so many more things to do indoors now than when I was a kid. When I was a kid, there were network TV cartoons on the weekend, Legos, and Barbies. Kids of today have practically unlimited games on their iPads, millions of YouTube videos to watch, and cartoons “on demand” through the cable provider. However, as soon as the weather gets nasty and they are forced to stay indoors, what do you hear? “I’m booooooooreddd.” Of course, these are the exact same children that were happy to watch countless hours of TV and iPad when it was nice outside, but I digress. Here are some fun indoor activities for your kids from DealDash.

  • Washi tape roads – Pick up a roll of washi tape (paper tape) at your local big box store (I have even seen it at the Dollar Store) and make tape roads on any floor surface. Washi tape is made out of paper and has a rather weak grip, so it’s very easy to remove from wood, tile, and carpet. It’s very similar to painter’s tape but in fun colors and patterns. After you have made your washi tape roads, drive your Hot Wheels cars around on them. This is a really fun activity if you have a large floor space.
  • Washi Tic-Tac-Toe – Staying on the washi tape theme, make tic-tac-toe grids on any floor surface. Make them really BIG, and use fun placeholders for your X’s and O’s such as each child’s favorite stuffed animals. You can also make hopscotch grids as well.
  • Indoor picnic – Find yourself a basket (any large basket or box will work) and fill it with lunch foods that your kids will enjoy for their indoor picnic. Try juice boxes, water bottles, packets of fruit snacks, string cheese, tubes of yogurt, and sandwiches. Don’t forget to pack plastic forks, paper plates, napkins, and most importantly – a picnic blanket! Have your picnic anywhere you like, except the kitchen. That just isn’t as fun!
  • Bake something together. What’s better than family bonding time, a learning experience, and a delicious treat, all with one activity? If sweets aren’t on your family’s menu, try making a pizza together.
  • Karaoke dance party – If you have a karaoke machine, great! However, if you haven’t won one on DealDash yet, you can find pretty much any song on YouTube with lyrics printed on the screen, have a Karaoke dance party with your kids in the living room. Choose some popular songs on the radio that they are familiar with (my daughter loves “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift) and add in some favorites from your childhood. It’s extremely funny to hear my daughter sing “Life Is A Highway” by Tom Cochrane. For extra fun, dress up in party clothes!

I hope that you have enjoyed this list of fun indoor activities for your kids. If you still need to find the kids some more indoor toys, be sure to check out DealDash. DealDash has indoor toys for kids of all ages and stages. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Presents: Christmas Memories

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What’s your favorite Christmas memory? Today we will explore Christmases gone by with DealDash.

Everyone (who celebrates) has a favorite Christmas memory. My personal favorite is from when I was about 4 years old. On Christmas Eve my parents told me that my Dad was going over to see some other family and wouldn’t be back that night. My mom and I stayed up “really late” to try to catch a glimpse of Santa. Looking back, it was probably only 10 o’clock or so, but to my 4-year-old self, it felt like the dead of night. We hear something at the door…And in came Santa! We hid behind a couch and watched him fill the stockings and put the presents under the tree.

What a wonderful memory. I must not have noticed at the time that Santa was looking rather skinny that year, and arrived on a motorcycle instead of a sleigh. It’s still my favorite Christmas memory. What’s your favorite holiday memory? Feel free to comment down below.

Going back a little further than 1984, if you look at history web sites, you can read about many wonderful old Christmas traditions. If we look back, Christmas, as we know it with the decorated tree, cards, and caroling, started back in Victorian times. At the beginning of the Victorian period families were more likely to give each other presents to celebrate the New Year than at Christmas. However, as time went on, the gift-giving was moved up to Christmas. The presents weren’t anything lavish or amazing. They were more likely to be nuts, fruits such as oranges, and things that were crafted at home.

We can partially credit Charles Dickens with making Christmas the celebration that it has become with Christmas traditions that we are all familiar with such as having a large Christmas dinner with the entire family and other activities that are focused on family togetherness. His delightful book, A Christmas Carol, was very popular in Victorian times, and it even influenced how Victorian families chose to spend their time during the Christmas season. Call me immature, but my favorite Christmas movie is the 1983 Disney cartoon Mickey’s Christmas Carol.

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DealDash On: Winter Illnesses

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Staying well and not succumbing to a winter illness can be a tough proposition. There are germs everywhere. Here is a quick guide from DealDash to winter illnesses to try to avoid.

No one likes coughing, fevers, dry eyes, sniffles, and headaches, but sadly most people have some (or all) of these annoying symptoms every year due to getting sick in the winter time. People who are healthy at all other times of the year seems to end up sick in the winter, possibly due to being cooped up inside, sharing germs that the kids bring home from school, and many other reasons. Here is a short guide from DealDash of some of the illnesses that you should try to watch out for this winter.

  • Common cold
    A cold is a viral infection that has a runny nose, and/or nasal congestion, a sore throat, a cough, and also possibly includes a  headache. You might also have a low-grade fever when you first contract a cold. Unfortunately, Colds can be caused by many different types of viruses, so it’s possible to get one after another, and there is no vaccine against a cold. Luckily, the winter months are usually when most people contract a cold. Most colds clear themselves up about in approximately 7-10 days. As I said, there’s no cure for the cold, just rest, hydration, and OTC medication to manage your symptoms.
  • Bronchiolitis
    Bronchiolitis is a common viral respiratory infection, especially among children, but anyone can contract Bronchiolitis. However, it is most often seen in younger children. Nasal congestion, cough, low-grade fevers, and wheezing are the most common symptoms seen with bronchiolitis. It can mimic a common cold in the beginning, and then can progress into the more serious bronchiolitis with wheezing, difficulty breathing, and dehydration. Just like it’s cousin, the cold, the symptoms with bronchiolitis tend to worsen over the first few days and then begin to improve. It’s very common to have a lingering cough after a bout of bronchiolitis.

Influenza
Influenza or “the Flu” begins with a high fever, cough, sore throat, headache, and also muscle aches and pains. The muscle aches and pains are the clue that you are dealing with the flu instead of a cold. The fever with the flu can last up to 5 days. The flu isn’t usually harmful to the average healthy adult, but it can be dangerous for babies, kids, the elderly, and people with already compromised immune systems. The best way to avoid the flu is to make sure that you and everyone in your family gets their annual flu vaccine.

  • Strep Throat
    Strep throat can be contracted by anyone, but is most often seen in school-aged children and their parents. Strep throat usually includes a sore throat, headache, and can also include a stomach ache. Some people who contract strep will get high fevers or vomit. Luckily, strep throat does not cause cold symptoms or coughing.  It can usually be easily treated with antibiotics; sometimes there is a re-occurrence of strep throat shortly after. On a personal note, when I was in high school I repeatedly contracted strep throat, and they removed my tonsils!

I hope that you found this DealDash guide on winter illnesses helpful. If you’re sick and stuck at home, get your mind off of your discomfort and check out DealDash. DealDash has many things to help you feel better with your illness including blankets, digital thermometers, heating pads, and more. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Masters Cleaning Up

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DealDash has some awesome cleaning ideas. Read on to learn some fun cleaning hacks.

Cleaning is boring and no fun, right? Wrong! When you read about new cleaning hacks online or in magazines, aren’t you excited to try them out? I know I am! Here are some cleaning hacks from DealDash that I have personally tried for myself and have had success.

Garbage disposal – Is your garbage disposal a little stinky? Or do you keep your garbage disposal sparkling clean with those expensive packs of round mystery chemicals from the store? Well, you don’t have to use expensive chemicals or have a stinky garbage disposal! Just take a lemon, cut it into quarters, and toss half into the disposal with some ice. Grind it up, and repeat with the other lemon half and more ice. Smell that lemony freshness?

Crusty pans – After cooking a delicious steak in the pan do you immediately scrub it? Probably not. By the time that you have eaten your delicious steak and come back to your pan, it’s a crusty mess. You can help prevent that crusty mess by putting hot water and a dryer sheet (yes, really!) into the pan and leaving it on the warm burner. When you come back to wash out the pan later on the crust will slide right off. Make sure that you wash it really well wish dish soap after, though, of course.

Speaking of dryer sheets, don’t throw away the ones that you have used in your dryer quite yet. They can still be useful in these ways:

  • Buff water spots from mirrors, bathroom/kitchen fixtures and shower doors
  • Remove the ring inside the toilet (don’t flush the dryer sheet, though)
  • Wipe baseboards clean

Dirty blender – The blender is easy to clean with this easy trick. Fill the blender 3/4 of the way full with warm water and a 1 small drop of dish soap. Turn it on and let it go for a for a few seconds. After, rinse it out with warm water, and voila, it’s clean!

Stinky couch – The couch is a little tricky to clean if you don’t have cushions with removable covers. To get the stink out, sprinkle baking soda on the cloth surfaces. If you have an old soft hairbrush, you can brush it in, and then let it sit for half an hour. After that, you can vacuum up the baking soda. It will eliminate most of the odors. If there are any lingering odors, lightly spray it with a solution of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water solution and let it dry.

I hope that you have found these cleaning hacks helpful! If you have any of your own to add, please feel free to add them below in the comments section. DealDash has a category of things for the home. Check DealDash for the latest home accessories. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Keeps Pets Safe

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Like many Americans, you probably have some sort of pet, be it a kitty, dog, bunny, or reptile. DealDash wants to help you keep your pets safe over the holidays.

December is here and the Christmas season is in full swing, from the music on the radio, to the decorations, to the baking, and the present wrapping. Which one of these activities doesn’t match the other? The music! Do you know why? Because all of the other activities can be harmful to pets. Let’s go through the other activities, and I will explain why they can be harmful to pets, and what you can do to help keep your pets out of danger.

Decorations – Decorations can be dangerous to pets, especially dogs and cats, because they are prone to playing with them, chewing them, and sometimes accidentally ingesting them. Playing with your plastic or cloth decorations shouldn’t be too much of a problem, if if you have fragile glass ornaments or snow globes, keep them out of the reach of your pets. One wrong move and they could shatter the glass, hurting themselves in the process. You also need to be very careful that your pets don’t ingest any tinsel from your tree. If you have a pet that you know can’t resist tinsel, maybe you should substitute a garland instead.

Baking – Baking itself isn’t too dangerous for your pet, as long as they don’t touch any metal pans while they are still hot. However, chocolate can be extremely harmful, and in some cases even fatal for dogs. If your dog just has a small taste you will probably just end up with a mess to clean, but if they accidentally have a large amount you should call your vet. Remember, your pet is counting on you to keep them safe.

Present wrapping – Present wrapping is another activity that sounds relatively innocuous but can be a danger to pets. Why? Because if a cat or dog accidentally swallows any present-wrapping ribbon it can get caught in their intestines and cause a bowel obstruction. It’s a relatively rare occurrence, but please keep it in mind when you are wrapping your presents this year.

I hope that you found this article on pets helpful. DealDash has many pet items up for auction. DealDash has dog, cat, bird, and fish items up fairly often. Visit DealDash now to check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Talks: Baby Car Accessories

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Everyone knows that babies require a lot of accessories. Today DealDash is discussing car accessories for the baby.

A car seat for the baby is the most important thing that you need for the baby, of course, but there are many other useful accessories that you can get to make riding with the baby a lot more comfortable. Here are a few examples of things that DealDash suggests you get for your baby to accessorize the car.

If you have leather car seats you will definitely want to get car seat protectors. Baby and child car seats are very rough on your car’s upholstery, so getting these car seat protectors is very important to keep the value of your car for when you decide to trade it in. These car seat protectors are an invaluable asset to protect your investment. Think about it like this – you wouldn’t buy a car without floor mats, correct? Well, don’t put in a baby seat without seat protectors!

Another accessory that you need for your car is a baby mirror. These mirrors are extremely helpful to be able to see what your baby is doing when they are in a rear-facing car seat. I can’t tell you how many times that I pulled to the side of the road to see what my baby was doing before I bought the baby mirror for the back seat.

When your child is a bit older and you put the baby seat forward-facing, you will want to get a toy and snack organizer. The organizer slips onto the back of the driver’s or passenger’s seat, and has many pockets to put toys, snacks, drinks, and some of them are even designed to hold an iPad or Android tablet for watching videos in the car. What a great invention! The toy and snack organizer should be within reach of your child, and they can get things for themselves while you are driving.

I hope that you found this DealDash Reviews article on baby car accessories helpful. DealDash has many baby and child products up for auction. Visit DealDash to check out the baby items. Click this link right here to go to DealDash. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Remembers the 80’s

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Styles seem to go in a cycle, and many things that were popular in the 80’s are popular again. Here is a look back to an awesome decade.

1980 was 36 years ago, can you believe it? I was born in February of 1980, so I experienced 1980 in its entirety minus that one month. Of course, I wasn’t really cognizant until 1983 or so, but I still feel like I experienced the best of the 80’s. Let’s take a trip down memory lane with DealDash!

The 80’s were a great time to be a kid! If you like electronics and video games, the personal computer became more affordable in the 1980’s, so many more families were able to afford one in their homes. The Atari came out in the 70’s, but the Atari 2600 was still the video game system to have in the early 80’s, but in 1985 the video gaming world was changed forever when the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was released.

Science grew by leaps and bounds in the 1980’s, and amazingly, the first surrogate pregnancy took place on April 13, 1986. Other notable medical advances in the 1980’s include the first permanent artificial heart in 1982, the MRI machine was invented in 1985, and the kidney dialysis machine was also invented in 1985.

When you ask someone to think about the 1980’s many people mention the fashion and the music. Since fashion and music go hand-in-hand, let’s tackle that one as a combination. MTV was launched on August 1st, 1981 and some of the most popular musicians were Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Billy Joel, and so many more. Fashion-wise, teens and young adults wanted to dress like these bands, and there were ripped jeans, crazy-colored hair, and multiple piercings. See what I mean about styles going in a cycle?

Many amazing movies came out in the 1980’s that are still watched and moved today, such as E.T. (the first movie that I saw in the theater), Rain Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Batman, Return of the Jedi, The Breakfast Club, Nightmare on Elm Street, Terminator, Predator, Friday the 13th, and thousands more.

Surprisingly, cable TV was invented in the 1940’s, but it really gained popularity in the 1980’s. This was mostly attributed to specialty channels such as The Disney Channel, HBO, and MTV. Many TV shows that started in the 1980’s are still popular due to syndication today, such as Seinfeld, Growing Pains, 3’s Company, Who’s the Boss?, Full House, and too many more to list here.

I hope that you found this trip down memory lane with DealDash interesting. As I said before, many of the things that were popular in the 1980’s are still popular today. If you’re interested in getting a computer, video game system, or even a turntable, be sure to check DealDash. DealDash often has these items up for bid. Visit DealDash now. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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DealDash Talks: Rescued Pets

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If you’re thinking of getting a new pet, please consider getting a rescued pet instead of purchasing one. It’s the kinder solution.

When you are preparing to get a new pet there are various places to get them – online, the newspaper, a pet store, a rescue group, a friend, or an animal shelter. All of these are viable options, of course, but the kindest thing that you could do is adopt a homeless pet from a shelter or rescue group.

If you’re wondering why you should adopt a rescued pet instead of buying one from the pet store, the biggest reason is that you’ll be saving their life! It’s sad to think about, but every year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States. It’s because too many pets come into shelters and there is limited space.

Luckily for some animals, there are places called “No-Kill” shelters, and they are exactly that – they don’t euthanize any of the animals that they get, with a few exceptions. If they receive an animal that is very old and sick and doesn’t have a very good quality of life due to those factors they might euthanize him, or if an animal has shown to be aggressive towards humans. However, that isn’t usually the case, so most of the animals that they get live long lives in their kennels, until someone adopts them.

It’s great for the animal that is being adopted, and it’s great for you as well. There are many health benefits to owning a pet. Cats can lower your stress levels by being a low-key cuddle partner, and dogs can help you get more active with daily walks. Some of the other benefits of adopting a dog or cat from a rescue group or a shelter are:

  • Most either come spayed or neutered already, or come with a certificate to have it done
  • All come with vaccinations
  • Some are even microchipped
  • The cost is significantly less, though most shelters and groups have a small fee to adopt
  • You’ll be saving your pets life, as well as opening up another spot at the shelter to save another animal’s life

Doesn’t that make you want to adopt a pet from a shelter or a rescue? If you need pet supplies check DealDash first. DealDash has dog, cat, and small animal supplies for auction. Remember, if you don’t win the auction, you can always BIN (Buy It Now) and get all of your bids back to use on another auction. Visit DealDash today to see how much you can save. Good luck and happy bidding everyone! Image result for rescued pets

DealDash Makes: Get-Together Snacks

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This is the season for get-togethers with friends and family. Let’s make some snacks!

This is definitely the season where it’s normal to have extra people at your house, whether it’s your cousins from out-of-state, or your neighbors from down the street. If they’re there, you’re going to need to feed them. What can you whip up that will feed multiple people? Read on, and I will give you some ideas for some snacks that are easy to make and will satisfy your guests.

Nachos are super easy to make, delicious, and will take away hunger in a hurry.

Ingredients:

  • chips
  • cheddar cheese
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • black olives
  • green onions
  • jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • refried beans (optional)

Directions:

  1. Set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the broiler.
  2. Spread tortilla chips on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
  3. Top with Cheddar cheese and dot with refried beans (optional)
  4. Broil in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, check frequently to prevent burning, approximately 5 minutes
  5. Remove from oven and cover with the toppings
  6. Enjoy!

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If you and your friends are on the healthier side, and nachos aren’t really your thing, you can prepare a delicious fruit salad instead. Even though the nachos were easy, the fruit salad is even easier. One of the best things about fruit salad is that there are no rules. You can combine just about any type of fruit that you would like, cut into small pieces, toss it together, and call it a fruit salad. Here are some ideas of what fruits to include in your fruit salad:

  • watermelon
  • honeydew melon
  • grapes
  • pineapple
  • apple
  • pomegranate seeds
  • orange segments
  • kiwi
  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries

After you have made your fruit salad, you can keep it looking fresh for longer if you give a quick squeeze of lemon juice all over the top. Delicious! You can also make a sauce for this fruit salad by combining orange juice, a teaspoon of vanilla, a squeeze of lemon, just a dash of cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Put all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan, and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Let it cool, and then pour it over the fruit salad. I personally don’t think that it needs a sauce, but if you would like to jazz it up, try the sauce!

I hope that you found this article helpful. DealDash has everything that you need for the kitchen. Check out the kitchen auctions on DealDash. Visit DealDash today! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

DealDash Makes: Nut Butters

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Most people in the world have eaten peanut butter, but are completely unaware that there are many other types of nut butters.

If you’re sensitive to peanuts, you might want to try a different type of nut butter, under a doctor’s recommendation of course. You can try almond, cashew, macadamia, hazelnut, pecan, pistachio, or walnut. All of these nut butters have a few things in common such as a high fat and protein content.

The doctor might advise you not to try any of these nut butters if you are extremely sensitive to peanuts. But don’t despair! There are also “nut butters” that are made out of seeds instead, such as pumpkin seed butter, sesame seed butter, soynut butter, or sunflower seed butter. These nut butters are just as creamy and delicious as the original.

Making a nut butter is so simple that you don’t even need a recipe! Just take a food processor, toss your nut of choice in, and blend, blend, blend. You might have to blend for several minutes, and add a small amount of oil such as peanut, avocado, or grapeseed to speed the process along.

When you first begin blending the nuts in the food processor they will first be crumbly, then start to resemble a very rough-textured peanut butter, and if you keep blending it will eventually turn smooth and creamy. Please note, though, it will most likely not be quite as smooth as the commercial nut butters that you might buy at the supermarket or the health food store. After you have made your nut butter and put it in a container, try storing it upside down. All natural butters end up separating after a while. They are completely safe to eat after they have separated, it’s just easier to scoop and spread the nut butters if they are stored upside down.

If you’re wondering what to do with your nut butter once you have it, the answer is – many things! Other than making a NB&J sandwich, you can also use your nut butter as a dip for bananas or apples, you can put nut butter in your pancake batter, make sauces and dressings with them, and so much more. Anything that you do with peanut butter can be done with other nut butters.

When shopping for kitchen items be sure to visit DealDash first. DealDash has everything you need to outfit your kitchen. Visit DealDash now and check out the auctions. Good luck and happy bidding everyone!

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