Upgrade Your Travel Experience Instantly, With These 6 Hacks

Upgrade Your Travel Experience Instantly, With These 6 Hacks

1.) To “Rock” A Look, Always “Roll”
“To maximize luggage space and minimize creases, always roll your clothes when packing,” says Sloan Sheridan-Williams. Not only will your first-night wardrobe be ready to wear, but this technique also provides useful safe havens for delicate items like electric toothbrushes, razors, and portable accessories.

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2.)Sandwich Your Seats
If you’re traveling as a pair, always book “sandwich” seats — the aisle and the window seats in a row of three. Unless it’s a full flight, it’s unlikely that anybody will then pick the middle seat, ensuring you have the entire row to yourselves. If somebody does end up between you, simply ask to switch seats so you can sit next to your partner!

3.) Always Mark Checked Luggage As Fragile
“This is a great way to ensure that your baggage is handled correctly,” says Thompson. “Your luggage will be kept at the top of the pile because of this, which will make it one of the first bags to be released too.”

4.) Never Order Tap Water On The Flight Home
Speaking of hygiene here’s a damn fine excuse for having a beer instead of water on a plane. A study by the Wall Street Journal tested tap water on 14 international and domestic flights. They found everything from salmonella to tiny insect eggs. Likewise, don’t ask for ice if you’re flying from a country with a suspect water supply. The trays will have been filled there, not at home.

5.) Combat Jet Lag Before It Even Happens
“It might sound obvious, but leaving home well-rested will minimise any subsequent jet lag,” says Sheridan-Williams. “Ensure you have a relaxing 48 hours before your departure and pre-prepare a chilled playlist to help you zone out in-flight.”

6.) Cap Your Shoes
Whether your shoes are dirty when you’re packing them — or they get muddy during your trip — there’s an easy way to prevent them from marking the clean clothes they’re now bag sharing with, says Mark Sansom, editor of Food And Travel magazine. “Simply grab a cheap shower cap to place them in during transit, and prevent any dirt from getting on your clothing.” Packing a small tumble dryer sheet for a fresh smell in your luggage is always a good idea too.

How To Protect Yourself Against Corona Virus and Stay Safe

How To Protect Yourself Against Corona Virus and Stay Safe

World Health Organization recommends people take these simple precautions against coronavirus to reduce exposure and transmission
How does the coronavirus spread?

  • The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak is a new illness and scientists are still assessing how it spreads from person to person, but similar viruses tend to spread via cough and sneeze droplets.
  • When an infected person coughs or sneezes, they release droplets of saliva or mucus. These droplets can fall on people in the vicinity and can be either directly inhaled or picked up on the hands then transferred when someone touches their face, causing infection. For flu, some hospital guidelines define exposure as being within six feet of an infected person who sneezes or coughs for 10 minutes or longer.

Stay six feet from infected individuals.

  • Viruses can also be spread through droplets landing on surfaces such as seats on buses or trains or desks in school. However, whether this is the main transmission route depends on how long viruses survive on surfaces — this can vary from hours to months.
  • There is anecdotal evidence that the virus can be spread by people before they have symptoms. Some other illnesses such as flu can be passed from one person to another before symptoms occur — but the extent to which this is happening with the Wuhan coronavirus is not well understood yet.

How to protect yourself and others:
Wash your hands.

  • Wash your hands: wet your hands with clean, running water and apply soap. Lather your hands, including the backs, between your fingers, and under your nails and scrub for at least 20 seconds. Rinse.

Cover your mouth.

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the bin and wash your hands. If you do not have a tissue to hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow rather than your hands.

Clean and Steam your clothes.

  • Clean and steam your clothing after travel or after coming home for the day to get rid of all the germs. Whether you are at home or in a hotel, you want to try to avoid touching things that other people have touched such as irons, handheld steamers, and sending your clothes to the dry cleaners. To avoid these problems you can use InstaSteam. InstaSteam is your HANDS-FREE way to steam and deodorize your clothing. With an InstaSteam starter kit stowed in your bag, you can pull together a perfectly pressed look when on the fly — literally — without needing access to an outlet. Fill the pod with water and put it in a garment bag. It creates wrinkle-smoothing steam in minutes and is disposable when the job is done.

Face masks offer some protection.

  • Face masks offer some protection as they block liquid droplets. However, they do not block smaller aerosol particles that can pass through the material of the mask. The masks also leave the eyes exposed and there is evidence that some viruses can infect a person through the eyes.

Seek medical help.

  • Seek early medical help if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and share your travel history with healthcare providers.

Avoid live animals.

  • If visiting live markets in affected areas avoid direct, unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces that have been in contact with animals.

Avoid raw foods.

  • If you have returned from an affected area in the last two weeks, stay indoors and avoid contact with other people for 14 days. This means not going to work, school or public areas.

Seek medical advice before leaving home.

  • If you have returned from an infected area and develop a high temperature, cough, runny nose, sore throat or difficulty breathing do not leave your home until you have been given advice by a doctor.
Why You Might Want To Steam Your Clothes During Covid-19

Why You Might Want To Steam Your Clothes During Covid-19

Especially with InstaSteam, when it comes to clothing, the steam can naturally deodorize and kill most germs and bacteria. Using steam to clean your clothing can actually save them from shrinking, fibers being ruined, and can be extremely helpful on items that are not best suited to be laundered or dry cleaned.

InstaSteam actually takes steaming a step further. When it comes to a traditional steamer, most people tend to concentrate the steam on the areas that might be more wrinkled rather than steaming the entire garment, not to mention that the steam is only touching those specific areas for a short amount of time as the steamer is constantly being moved around the garment. Not only are fewer germs, bacteria, and odors being removed, but there are now spots on your clothing that were not cleaned at all.

InstaSteam solves all of these problems. You simply hang your garment in the garment bag, fill the pod with water, insert it at the bottom, zip it up and you’re clothes are nicely steamed and cleaned for you within a few minutes. As the garment and the steam are both contained inside the garment bag, the steam and heat are able to be properly distributed on the clothing allowing most odors, germs, and bacteria to be removed throughout the entire garment not to mention that InstaSteam has an option to have scents to give your clothing a fresh new smell. Unlike a traditional steamer, you never miss a spot with InstaSteam.

In addition, InstaSteam can also be used on things other than clothing as long as it can fit and be hung inside the garment bag. However, in a case where one might not be able to fit an item in the garment bag, InstaSteam can alternatively be used as a handheld steamer as well and be held under or be moved around whatever needs to be steamed.

Not only has InstaSteam been amazing for people in their everyday lives, but it has also been a safer alternative for people during Covid-19 allowing a contactless solution to freshening up their clothing whether at home or traveling. InstaSteam is allowed aboard airplanes and cruises ships due to its safety and is small enough to be taken anywhere.

Judged At First Sight (For People Judging or Being Judged)

Judged At First Sight (For People Judging or Being Judged)

Most people believe that they are first judged by their appearance, and clothing is an important part of that. Right?

When it comes to judging a person, are you failing to judge them properly by paying attention to their appearance first in place of abilities, intellect, etc.?

How important is dressing well when it comes to making a first impression or even any impression?

Foremost, clothing can at times reveal a person’s personality. Although a person’s abilities should normally be judged based on how well they can do the task at hand rather than their appearance, dressing well is pretty crucial. Again, a person’s appearance says a lot about who they are. A perfect scenario would be someone walking into an interview inappropriately dressed for the occasion or environment, and expecting the interview to go favorably. To the employer giving the interview, it seems as if the person might not care, is disrespectful, unorganized, etc. It definitely does not give off a good first impression. The way a person appears can potentially tell someone a lot about them. That first impression will be the impression that stays in the interviewer’s mind and will be what they associate you with.

Secondly, dressing well is not just important for a person’s image to other people, but can really affect a person’s mindset, confidence, how they perceive themselves, how they feel, etc. Not to say a person shouldn’t always be confident and believe in themselves. On the contrary! A person should feel confident and continue to feed their confidence.

But guess what? The way a person looks is not 100% of their appearance. The confidence and the way a person feels from the way they dress actually translates into the other half of their appearance. Appearance is the way a person’s body language, confidence, and clothing come across. The way a person looks and feels is the way that they will look and appear to other people.

-Mr. InstaSteam

Kelsey Grammer to Narrate New FBN Prime Show, Debuting April 25

Kelsey Grammer to Narrate New FBN Prime Show, Debuting April 25

Fox Business Network will debut the second season of its primetime programming block, FBN Prime, on Monday, April 25.

The network announced that it will premiere new shows from actor Kelsey Grammer, former Fox Sports and NASCAR reporter Danielle Trotta and billionaire businessman Ben Weiss.

Grammer will narrate Lies and Legends, a program that uses dramatic recreations to re-examine stories about America’s founding, the Wild West and the Civil War.

Trotta will host My Dream Car!, a show that follows the sentimental journey of families finding, buying, restoring and surprising their parents with the car they once owned and loved.

Weiss will host Billion Dollar Idea. The show will focus on the people behind the next “billion-dollar idea.” It will feature 15 elite entrepreneurs who will compete head-to-head, testing their ideas with the hopes of being the winner of Weiss’ up to one million dollar investment.

Returning to FBN Prime are How America Works with Mike Rowe, American Built hosted by Stuart Varney, Mansion Global hosted by Kacie McDonnell and American Dream Home hosted by Cheryl Casone.

According to Fox Business president Lauren Petterson, “We’re thrilled to debut an all-new season of FBN Prime, showcasing the many inspirational stories behind some of America’s most successful businesses and innovations.”

The second season schedule of FBN Prime will look like this.

Mondays

7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy

8-9 PM/ET – How America Works with Mike Rowe

9-10 PM/ET – My Dream Car

Tuesdays

7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy

8-8:30 PM/ET – American Built with Stuart Varney

8:30-9 PM/ET – American Built with Stuart Varney

9-10 PM/ET – Billion Dollar Idea

Wednesdays

7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy

8-8:30 PM/ET – Mansion Global with Kacie McDonnell

8:30-9 PM/ET – Mansion Global with Kacie McDonnell

9-9:30 PM/ET – American Dream Home with Cheryl Casone

9:30-10 PM/ET – American Dream Home with Cheryl Casone

Thursdays

7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy

8-9 PM/ET – Legends & Lies

9-10 PM/ET – Legends & Lies

Originally published at: TVNewser

FOX Business Network to Debut Second Season of FBN Prime on April 25th

FOX Business Network to Debut Second Season of FBN Prime on April 25th

Mike Rowe, Kelsey Grammer, Stuart Varney, Danielle Trotta, Kacie McDonnell, Cheryl Casone and Ben Weiss to Host All-New Episodes of Original and Returning “FBN Prime” Programs

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FOX Business Network (FBN) will kick off the second season of its hit primetime programming slate, FBN Prime, on Monday, April 25th, announced Lauren Petterson, president of the network. Following a successful inaugural season last fall, the network will bring back FBN Prime favorites, including How America Works with Mike Rowe, American Built hosted by Stuart Varney, Mansion Global hosted by Kacie McDonnell and American Dream Home hosted by Cheryl Casone. Additionally, new offerings including My Dream Car hosted by Danielle Trotta, Billion Dollar Idea with Ben Weiss, and Legends & Lies narrated by Kelsey Grammer join the primetime lineup this season.

“We’re thrilled to debut an all-new season of FBN Prime, showcasing the many inspirational stories behind some of America’s most successful businesses and innovations.”

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In making the announcement, Petterson said, “We’re thrilled to debut an all-new season of FBN Prime, showcasing the many inspirational stories behind some of America’s most successful businesses and innovations.”

Starting Monday, April 25th at 8:00 PM/ET, Mike Rowe will once again lead off the new FBN Prime season, this time on camera as host, narrator, and executive producer of How America Works (Mondays at 8:00 PM/ET). The hour-long program, which takes an in-depth look at the skilled workforce across the country and the complicated systems that keep our infrastructure operational, will spotlight industries including law enforcement, beef, textiles, and many others. Rowe, a seasoned primetime host and the founder of the mikeroweWORKS foundation, brings years of professional and philanthropic experience as he highlights the unsung heroes who help make American life work so seamlessly. In addition to being among the top five most-affluent shows in cable news, season one of How America Works notched the highest-rated Monday in the time slot for the year in the 25-54 demo.

At 9:00 PM/ET, My Dream Car! (Mondays at 9:00 PM/ET) will make its FBN Prime debut. Hosted by former FOX Sports and NASCAR reporter Danielle Trotta, the program follows the sentimental journey of families finding, buying, restoring, and surprising their parents with the car they once owned and loved. While each episode captures the nostalgia associated with the car, it also showcases the ingenuity involved in rebuilding and resurrecting each car. A combination of American history coupled with heartfelt family stories, this series is a touching tribute to the connection Americans have with our cars. Trotta got her start in sports journalism in Charlotte, North Carolina, later moving to FOX Sports where she covered NASCAR and the NFL. She then worked at NBC Sports Boston as a cast member of Boston Sports Tonight and currently serves as co-host of SiriusXM program On Track providing insight into the world of NASCAR racing.

On Tuesday, April 26th at 8:00 and 8:30 PM/ET, one of FBN’s top-rated hosts Stuart Varney will dive back into the design and creativity of iconic American landmarks with back-to-back episodes of American Built (Tuesdays at 8:00 and 8:30PM/ET). Notably, the show commanded the most affluent audience in 2021 with the 25-54 demo in median income and delivered FBN’s highest-rated Monday in the timeslot for the year with total viewers. The series, which first started on FOX Nation, features the architects, engineers and historians who describe the sacrifice and work that went into the creation of these U.S. attractions. This season, American Built will visit landmarks including Mount Rushmore, Fenway Park, the Guggenheim Museum and many more.

Following at 9:00 PM/ET, billionaire businessman Ben Weiss, founder of beverage brands Bai and Crook & Marker, will debut Billion Dollar Idea (Tuesdays at 9:00 PM/ET). Focused on the people behind the next “billion-dollar idea,” the show will feature 15 elite entrepreneurs who will compete head-to-head, testing their ideas with the hopes of being the winner of Weiss’ up to one million dollar investment. Weiss, the creator of Bai, a revolutionary beverage company that was sold for $1.7 Billion, has seen firsthand the ingenuity and hard work that is necessary for success, especially during difficult times as his own company was started during the 2009 Great Recession.

On Wednesdays at 8:00 and 8:30 PM/ET, Kacie McDonnell helms back-to-back episodes of the luxury real estate program Mansion Global. Attracting one of the most affluent audiences in 2021 among the 25-54 demo, the series partners with Mansion Global, a Dow Jones product, for a 30-minute insider’s look at the latest extravagant listings in markets across the country. Spotlighting real estate’s record setting prices, modern masterpieces and the most sought-after properties on the market, McDonnell will take viewers on another trip to the most lavish, and at times outlandish, estates across the country in this all-new season.

At 9:00 and 9:30 PM/ET, FBN’s Cheryl Casone will present a new season of American Dream Home (Wednesdays at 9:00 and 9:30 PM/ET). The program shares the emotional and heartwarming stories of families’ achieving their American dream and finding their forever home. This season, Casone will place a special emphasis on aspiring homeowners as they explore waterfront and country living opportunities in Beach Life and Gone Country themed 30-minute episodes.

Rounding out the FBN Prime offering on Thursdays at 8:00 and 9:00 PM/ET will be the FBN debut of Legends & Lies. Narrated by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer, the program uses dramatic recreations to re-examine stories about America’s founding, the Wild West, and the Civil War. Grammer’s storied Hollywood career includes critically acclaimed stints on Broadway, roles in award-winning movies and his iconic role as Dr. Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier”.

FBN PRIME LINEUP STARTING APRIL 25th

Mondays

  • 7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy
  • 8-9 PM/ET – How America Works with Mike Rowe
  • 9-10 PM/ET – My Dream Car

Tuesdays

  • 7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy
  • 8-8:30 PM/ET – American Built with Stuart Varney
  • 8:30-9 PM/ET – American Built with Stuart Varney
  • 9-10 PM/ET – Billion Dollar Idea

Wednesdays

  • 7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy
  • 8-8:30 PM/ET – Mansion Global with Kacie McDonnell
  • 8:30-9 PM/ET – Mansion Global with Kacie McDonnell
  • 9-9:30 PM/ET – American Dream Home with Cheryl Casone
  • 9:30-10 PM/ET – American Dream Home with Cheryl Casone

Thursdays

  • 7-8 PM/ET – Kennedy
  • 8-9 PM/ET – Legends & Lies
  • 9-10 PM/ET – Legends & Lies

FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the business capital of the world — FBN launched in October 2007 and currently ranks among the top business channels on television. The network is available in nearly 80 million homes in all markets across the United States. Owned by FOX Corporation, FBN is a unit of FOX News Media and has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

Originally published at: businesswire.com

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