Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up “just to check,” only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone? Do you say you want to spend less time on your phone—but have no idea how to do so without giving it up completely? If so, this book is your solution.

Award-winning journalist Catherine Price presents a practical, hands-on plan to break up—and then make up—with your phone. The goal? A long-term relationship that actually feels good.

You’ll discover how phones and apps are designed to be addictive, and learn how the time we spend on them damages our abilities to focus, think deeply, and form new memories. You’ll then make customized changes to your settings, apps, environment, and mindset that will ultimately enable you to take back control of your life.

Paperback, 192 pages

I would recommend adding this to the typical health curriculum for high school grades. The author gives good advice from evidence based studies as well as common sense. Part one of the book is “The Wake Up” designed to ” freak you out. It’s a synthesis of how and why our phones are designed to be hard to put down, and what effect spending so much time on them may be having our relationships and out mental and physical health.” Part two is “The Breakup”. This part is ” a 30-day plan designed to help you establish a new, healthier relationship with your phone.” Both the reading and 30-day plan would make a great class project.

I am that person that already limits phone, television, and computer. Glad to have gained more insight into this topic from Catherine Price’s book. A smart read.

The Blogging For Books book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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LED Task Lighting by Little Footprint Lighting

Enjoy the video below about the greenest LED desk lamp ever- from Little Footpring Lighting. Founder Nancy Wahl-Scheurich discusses why and how her company created the HeronLED, first ENERGY STAR qualified LED desk lamp made in the USA from recycled e-waste.

Energy-Saving. Environmentally Friendly. Ergonomically Designed.

My desk loves this lamp!

The adjustable lamp shade and arm gives me the right amount of light where I need it. It is an Earth-kind lamp that was inspired by nature; its body was modeled after the form of the Great Blue Heron. I think it looks sophisticated. 


The Heron comes with a five-year warranty. (The LED bulb lasts about 15 years! Replaceable when needed) The base, stem, arm, and shade are all made from recycled plastic; the base also contains recycled steel (locally sourced). Check out the website for more information including information on volume purchases and LEED certification.


Priced comparable to the lighting options available from Arhaus or Pottery Barn. But with the Heron Task Light, you can help reduce the carbon footprint of lighting!

Notes From Dawn received the Heron LED Personal Task Lamp from Little Footprint Lighting in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Solar energy and rechargeable batteries are two environmentally friendly features that I love about this Solar Goose product.

This is the 7 LED Ultimate Emergency Kit.

This kit includes the Ultimate Solar Base Charger, Ultimate 7 LED Head, Ultimate 10 LED Flexible Tube Light, and the Ultimate Mobile Charger Kit.

The Ultimate Base Charger is the main component housing the solar panels. Just keep it in the sunlight to charge and it’s ready to go. Solar power is, of course, a renewable energy source. Free, too. The Base Charger also uses 2 AA Ni-Mh rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries last a long time, saving you money. They keep more disposable batteries out of the landfill and are easy to recycle when they eventually run out.

I use the flashlight the most. (my “light saber”)

This is an environmentally friendly lighting and charging product. It is definitely useful for everyday lighting needs or during those dreadful power outages. In addition to using solar energy and rechargeable batteries, it uses bright, long lasting LED lights. The Base Charger’s end cap is magnetic servicing another useful, and fun, function. The Mobile Charge Kit includes 10 adapters. It doesn’t include an adapter for the iPhone but that can be purchased separately if needed. This is a nicely constructed product that helps you to go green and save energy.

I received the 7 LED Ultimate Emergency Kit from Solar Goose to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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 A “greener” 70-80 passenger prop jet

While being the fastest passenger turbo prop in production (maximum true airspeed of 360 kts), the Q400 NextGen also leaves a reduced environmental footprint.  It uses 30 to 40% less fuel and produces 30 to 40% fewer emissions on routes where it has replaced similar capacity, older jets.

Full glass LCD screens provide prioritized, color-coded displays.

the work space

the big blue

Photos With Altitude Series

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