Makeup Collection & Storage | Vanity Tour 2020-21

Makeup Collection & Storage Vanity Tour 2020-21

I hope you’re all doing really, really well

Today’s is going to be a very, very highly requested, my makeup collection and my vanity tour. Now ever since I started this, You guys want to see the OG s, right? Like footwear collection, like makeup collection, bag collection, all of that. So I thought, you know what? Let us dive into it and let us see what all is there in my makeup collection.

I don’t have a lot of things, but whatever I do, I use it all very nice and I love all the things that I have honestly. So if you guys like something, I will try to leave all the links down below, however many links I find, and then you can hopefully buy it for yourself. Without further ado, let’s see what is in this makeup collection. Okay, so this is how my dressing table looks.

I’ve got a lot of stuff going on right over here. These two magazines that I just kept because they looked good right now. But in general, I don’t keep that. I usually have makeup spread all over. Now, I don’t have a lot of makeup, as I said, but whatever little I do, I do love that. Absolutely. So the first thing right over here is this mirror that I bought from Miniso.

This is a kiwi bird, that is the national bird of New Zealand. My dad got this for me when he came back to India from New Zealand. He does work there. By the way, if you guys have any questions about him, they should answer that. And then we have this candle from Bath and Body Works. I absolutely love Bath and Body Works products.

And this one is the Rose and Vanilla Aromatherapy. You guys have no idea it smells like heaven. Next up, we have this body lotion from Victoria’s Secret. A friend of mine gifted this to me, and I like it. It smells delicious. This we actually got when we were traveling to a hill station. I don’t remember where exactly. These were growing all over the place throughout the drive. So we just picked up them and I put it in this very pretty white vase.

All right. So this is one of my favorite sections of all time

Now, right over here I have this hairbrush and I have some makeup brushes that I hardly ever use. So they are just kept over there. Right here I have all of my face brushes. Right here We have some eye shadow brushes. So you can see they’re very, very fine and they work perfectly well for eye shadow application. This is my setting spray from Estee Lauder. And I have this lipstick.

This is the Mac Velvet Teddy my absolute go-to. And then right over here, I have this Ittar that my friend got from Lucknow. I have some essential oils that I use sometimes. This is the L’oreal Paris Crystal Micro Essence. Again, I’ve been trying it out for quite some time. And then right here it’s my Clinique Moisture Surge. Here I have 2 serums. Serums that I use all the time.

This tray actually came during Diwali. There were a lot of sweets in it, but I just kind of removed all of those and used it as my makeup tray. Now my dressing table has quite a lot of drawers right over here and then it has another drawer right over here. So we’re going to start off with these drawers. In the first draw, er I have all of my face makeup. Now, I haven’t cleaned up any drawers just to film this. This is how it is. And it’s supernatural and as raw as it could be.

So we’re going to start with this section. All of my concealers kept right over here. This was actually a makeup brush pouch, but I just used it for concealers. And then I have this little tray right over here again. This was a Mithai box, that I reused. This has my foundations and this one is a CC Cream that I use on an everyday basis. And this is a duo-stick that I’ve honestly not used too much.

But my bronzer, beauty blender, all of my primers. Some bindis because, you know, I can’t live without Indian wear and Indian wear looks best with Bindis. I have these sheets that are amazing. If you have oily skin you can just use these. It’s blotting paper and then we have this makeup cleansing brush.

Then I have this blush and this is a blush cum highlighter

And again a highlighter, so highlighter blush going on over here. A lot of loose powders, again a blush, loose powders. And again, so this was basically like my everyday stuff, things that I need, you know, whenever I’m shooting stuff like that. Let’s move on to the second drawer now.

The second drawer has my eye applications stuff and the lips, so for the eyes, these are all of my eye shadow palettes. I have a lot of them and I am super proud of my collection. I use most of them all the time, so there’s nothing I can get rid of. And then here I have some eyebrow pencils, mascaras. I have like a lot of mascara, a lot of eyeliner, kajal. So it’s all kept over here.

Basically, eyewear stuff, and then here I have some falsies. Again, I don’t really apply falsies too often, but they are just kept there. Some lash glue, some lip gloss as well. These are some loose eyeshadows. And this is my go-to serum, I keep it inside because when I keep it outside right over here, people just end up taking it from me.

This is one of my favorites. It’s worked amazingly well for me. And then let’s talk about my lipsticks. I keep one of my lipsticks in this box. Again, this wasn’t a box for makeup. It was some other box that I just repurposed as a box of lipsticks. I mostly have nudes, right? So the best ones I like – Nykaa’s Bombay.

And then as I showed you guys Mac Velvet Teddy, that’s kept right over here. And then I do have a few more. This one is from Maybelline. I have a lot of lipsticks okay, we can do an entire lipstick collection some other time. Alrighty then, moving on to the third drawer, this has these extensions that I bought from Nish Hair.

These are basically bangs

So we’ll show you some other day. But I have all of my pouches, pouches for makeup, pouches for traveling, some wallets, just extra stuff that I need all the time, and especially makeup pouches because I used to travel a lot before the pandemic and I hopefully will travel a lot after the pandemic.

I also have some of these in here. I will show it to you in a while. But these are all of my pouches and things to carry trinkets, some wallets. So whenever I want to switch things up, it’s easy to find the right over here. Jumping on to this drawer. This one is my absolute favorite. I feel like I’m saying that for all drawers. But let’s have a look. So here I have all mine. nail paints.

Now I love new colors, but I also love shimmery. I also love polka dots I love all sorts of colors. So they’re all just lying in here. If you want a complete nail paint collection, do let me know. These are just cotton pads, so we’ll just excuse these. But I have a whole manicure kit. This my best friend in I think in 8th grade gifted to me, her dad got it from America and it’s actually pretty funny.

It’s super cute as well. So, you know, you can do your manicure when you’re at home. And then also these are fake nails you can just slip these on. I mean, you can paste these on. And here is the glue to paste it. Oops. Yeah. Here is the glue to paste your fake nails. Over here, I also have some packaging I haven’t had the heart or the courage to throw these out right now, my Estee Lauder settings spray packaging.

I absolutely love benefit packaging and Benefit packaging is like, honestly, a classic. This is a Santa hat that I got for a shoot. It was for the Times of India and we were doing a Christmas makeup shoot. So I just got this. Then we have some products that are finished. But again, I absolutely love these products. They might want to get the same shade.

I might want to get the same product

So, you know, they’re just lying up in here. And then lastly, we have all of my hair appliances. Now, I do use the Dyson most often, but I did use this straightener from Vega. I use the curler from Vega. We have an extension cable just in case I want to film outside or something. And then we have an umbrella and a shopping bag, that’s a foldable shopping bag. Again, my dad got this. My mom bought this.

This one’s from Switzerland, by the way. I absolutely love this. I love Switzerland and I cannot wait to go again. All right. Now, let’s move on to this drawer. This is the one that we left. This, again, has a lot of makeup pouches. It also has some trinkets, some souvenirs, some games that I like to play with friends. Oh, by the way, I do have this puzzle that I used to play as a kid.

And now whenever my friends come over, we just like to play this and we like to solve this puzzle. If any of you have solved this, can you please help me out? Because I absolutely can’t do it myself. And then I have all of these pouches. As I said, a lot of travel pouches, makeup pouches, bags that I need all the time. And because the festive season is near, I also got these candles that are right over here.

Over here I have just a little something that I made a while back. This was actually, I made this in the year 2008 and I made it on my birthday. And this is a phone holder but now my phone doesn’t fit in it. So I’ve just kept it over here. Then again, I have some trinkets, just in case I need them during shoots and stuff. That’s about it. Oops. Alrighty! Now for the most interesting bit- right over here. To start off with This is where I keep all of my extra PR.

Now I get a lot of stuff from brands and I’m super grateful, but I don’t have to use everything at the same time. I get duplicate moisturizers, I get duplicate face washes. So I just keep everything that I’m not using at the moment here. And then when old things get over, I try out new things and I update you guys. Right over here, I have this cloth, this I usually use to clean up my entire dressing table. And then we have this box that is empty.

 But I do want to fill this up

If you guys have any ideas as to what I can do with this box because I love the cover. I love the whole teal and pink going on and of course, gold. And that’s such a lovely combination. So if you have any ideas for this, let me know in the comments section below. Then we have my precious Dyson.

So if you guys want a whole Dyson review, I can do that. But just to take you through it very quickly, this is the main job that you use to style your hair. And these are all of the extensions that you can apply and you can style your hair in different ways. This right over here is my hair spray. I do want to buy new hair spray because this is finished.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is my dressing table. And this is a corner that I absolutely love in my entire room. This is one corner that I, I think it’s my favorite corner of all time. I can sit here. It feels like therapy. It just feels like my space. I will try to find links to all of these products. And I will try to keep you guys updated.

As when I find links I would also post them on my Instagram. If you want to check out, if you want to buy something for yourself, you can do that. And I hope you guys enjoyed my favorites as well. I tried to make sure that you guys found something for yourself through this. If you do end up organizing your dressing table like I have, let me know. If you have any other organizational tips, I would love to see those as well.

I guess while we are at it, I’ll also talk about the chair that I use. This is also the chair that I use on my study table. The chair has wheels, so I just bring it up here and then swing it up there whenever I need it. I have this fur mat placed on the chair. Otherwise, it is greenish-white. It’s kind of faded away, so I do need to get a new chair, excuse me for this.

And then I also have this pillow

This I got from Dilli Haat. By the way, in case you’re wondering, I love the whole ethnic boho kind of design going on. That’s about it. So that is about it. That was my makeup collection. That was my dressing table. And those are the products that I used. I would try to leave links to all of my favorite products down below.

So if you want to check those out, you can. If you liked the, give it a big thumbs up and leave your comments down below, letting me know what others you want to watch. Don’t forget to subscribe to the if you’re new here and click around. Explore the, see what other really interesting s that we’ve done before.

Before I leave I just want to let you know, I do go live on Instagram very often and we have a lot of chit-chats and we do a lot of Soul Talk over there. I also post a lot of OOTDs. If you’re interested in that, make sure you check out my profile on Instagram and join the family. I would love that. And I’m going to see you guys next time. Till then, Goodbye!


A professional reveals the REAL differences between Japanese and Korean beauty

A professional reveals the REAL differences between Japanese and Korean beauty

If you’re interested in Asian skincare

Sometimes you might have heard that Japanese skincare is a more sophisticated and grow-up alternative to Korean beauty. Well, in this I’m going to tell you why this statement is absolute. Hello everyone and welcome or welcome back to me. If you’re new to me, my name is LET NWS ART and I work as an art director in the beauty industry.

I’ve been researching Korean Beauty for a little over a decade and here on this, I share with you informative content on Korean Beauty Trends and History, so if you’d like to be the first to know about what’s trending in K-Beauty, don’t forget to subscribe and turn on notifications.

A big part of my job consists of helping beauty brands produce localized content for East and Southeast Asian countries, so China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and so on, and one thing that always bugs me whenever I’m asked about the differences among these markets, is this widespread idea that Japanese cosmetics are somehow superior to all other Asian products, but especially K-Beauty products.

So I decided I wanted to make a where I debunk the most common misconceptions about the differences between J-Beauty and K-Beauty. But the first thing it’s important to understand is why J-Beauty and K-Beauty are constantly compared in Western media. Both Japanese and Korean beauty has been around for a very long time.

But it’s only a couple of years ago that Western journalists began to pit the two against each other and it all started with something called (Han Han-Ryeong), which translates to the ‘Korean Wave ban. As you might know, South Korea and North Korea are technically still at war. Well, in 2016 South Korea and the United States agreed to build a missile shield system, called THAAD, to protect South Korea from the threat of North Korean attacks.

China was not happy about this agreement

Claiming that the system posed a threat to their national security, and they started to express their discontent through a number of economic measures, like banning K-Pop concerts in China, banning Korean dramas from their national TV stations, and even limiting the Chinese imports of South Korean cosmetics.

Needless to say, this had a HUGE impact on the Korean Beauty industry, which is heavily reliant on Chinese exports. Japan looked at this drift between China and South Korea as an opportunity to revive its economy, which was still suffering from the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The strategy worked and in 2019 Japan overtook South Korea and became the top cosmetic exporter to China. Armed with this success, Japan decided to use this same strategy to enter the Western market, where they could also take advantage of the fact that Western consumers have a very positive image of Japan.

Japanese products were already praised for their high quality and traditional elegance, so it was easy to use this image of sophistication to build hype around their beauty products. Plus, K-Beauty already introduced the concept of Asian skincare in the West, so Japanese beauty companies could easily insert themselves in the conversation and use the comparison with Korean beauty as a marketing tactic.

This is especially evident when you look up interviews with representatives of Japanese beauty brands, you can see that their marketing model is almost entirely based on comparing Korean beauty to Japanese beauty, which is something that you NEVER see Korean brands doing.

While it’s true that there are some amazing Japanese cosmetics out there

I’m not a fan of the narrative promoted by some magazines and beauty brands that Japanese beauty is inherently better than Korean beauty, so now I’m going to debunk the most common arguments used to support this narrative.

J-Beauty is based on traditional ingredients that have been scientifically proven to work, whereas K-Beauty is all about new wacky ingredients. Let me start off by saying that there’s actually some truth to this statement, however, this truth has been twisted in a way to mean something that is completely false.

The Korean Beauty Industry does invest a lot in researching new ingredients and technologies to use in their cosmetics, and overall it’s very responsive to market changes and trends. Japanese beauty companies on the other hand tend to focus on ingredients that have been used in the beauty industry for a long time.

What I don’t like about this argument is that it seems to imply that Japanese cosmetics are based on some mystical secret ingredients that are only known to Japan, when actually, most of the time we’re talking about ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin. You can tell when you look at the ingredient list of some of the most popular Japanese beauty products.

But these are ingredients that have been used for centuries in most Asian countries. In fact, I have a series on my dedicated to Traditional Korean Skincare where I talk about many of these ingredients.

Overall they’re natural ingredients that are commonly used in Asia, but there’s nothing magical or mystical about them. Another thing I don’t like about this argument is that it seems to suggest that. There are no cosmetic regulations in Korea and beauty companies. Develop new ingredients without any authority to check that these ingredients are as safe. Which is simply not true.

Korea has very strict cosmetic regulations

Especially when it comes to marketing claims and functional ingredients. Functional ingredients defined by the Korean FDA as cosmetic ingredients. That promise to have a strong effect on the human body. As opposed to a generic hydrating or decorative effect.

Some good examples are anti-aging ingredients. Whitening ingredients supposed. This type of ingredient heavily regulated in Korea. And any beauty company that makes groundless claims about their products without receiving certification.

So please don’t buy into this idea that K-Beauty products are based on nothing but fluff. Another thing that you often hear about J-Beauty. Japanese Beauty products look elegant and refined, while Korean Beauty products look childish and gimmicky. To understand why this is a silly statement, we need to go back to 10 years ago.

When K-Beauty was first introduced in the Western market, the average consumer had very little knowledge of Asian skincare. K-Beauty young people. Who already had an interest in Asia and in the cutesy kawaii aesthetic. Usually associated with East Asian culture in the West.

For this reason, the first K-Beauty brands that became popular in Europe and America are brands. That used to be famous for their cute packaging, think Tony Moly, Skinfood, or Etude House. These are not terrible products, some of them are actually pretty good. But they only represent a tiny portion of K-Beauty.

Korean beauty brands that make products in cute packaging for young people. In their teens or early twenties. And they don’t represent the Korean Beauty Industry as a whole. You can find either elegant or cute packaging in both K-Beauty or J-Beauty. It all depends on who’s the target audience of a certain product.

So when you hear people say that Japanese products are more elegant and refined than Korean products

Remember that this argument Japanese products marketed in the West for centuries. Lastly, another thing you hear a lot is that Japanese Beauty products are more reliable. Because J-Beauty has been around for longer than K-Beauty.

Both Korea and Japan have traditional beauty practices and rituals that have been around for centuries. When people say that Japanese Beauty has been around for longer. Japanese companies started to produce. Cosmetics in an industrial environment way before Korean companies.

This is not because Japan is more advanced than Korea. But it’s because of the economic development of Korea. Deeply affected by 50 years of Japanese colonialism. Under colonial rule, Japan had complete institutional control over all sectors of the Korean economy. And for this reason, almost all Korean companies that.

So when people say that Japanese Beauty companies are more reliable because they have been around for longer… It’s almost like saying that men make better politicians because they’ve been in politics for longer than women. It might be historically accurate, but it doesn’t tell the whole picture.

So in the end, what’s the difference between J-Beauty and K-Beauty? Well, it comes down to two things: Marketing and aesthetics. Japanese beauty products are developed with a more conservative approach to R&D and they also reflect different beauty standards compared to K-Beauty. In fact, it’s easier to find differences between Japanese and Korean Make-Up styles rather than in skincare.

This not created to put down Japanese cosmetics. But it was just a way to show you that we can’t judge. The quality of a beauty product simply. The country manufactured. If you enjoyed this, please don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe for more informative content. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time!



We will look into an almost free 100% organic fertilizer

Cum pesticide formula developed by the National Centre for Organic Farming, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. We will also show you how to make the most powerful DIY micronutrient loaded organic fertilizer using this product.

All that’s coming up! Currently. About 2 billion metric tons of waste are produced annually worldwide. And only about 5 percent of this is recycled for composting. This means the waste is not managed properly and instead either dumped or openly burnt which can be really biohazardous.

To problem, NCOF, ministry of Agriculture, India, developed a great product which is a consortium of micro-organisms, mainly azotobacter isolated from desi cow dung. So,  This is called WASTE DECOMPOSER. This is perhaps the world’s cheapest biofertilizer and biopesticide made to date.

This product comes in a bottle of 30 gms costing just 20 INR per bottle, that’s less than 20 cents for international viewers and you need to buy only once because you can easily reproduce or do mass multiplication of this product and use it repeatedly forever.

A single bottle of waste decomposer decomposes bio-waste of more than 10000 metric tons in just 30 days and this bottle has a shelf life of 3 years. This is unbelievable. So, Where to purchase this waste decomposer bottle? I can order online from the NCOF website or even amazon and these links are given in the description below.

International users can possibly import this product. Now let’s learn how to use Waste Decomposer? The first thing you should do is perform mass multiplication of waste decomposer. There is nothing sophisticated about it. It’s really a simple process.

I will show you step by step

Take a Large Plastic Barrel like this one, preferably a 200 liters container. You can take even 100 liters or whatever you have. Fill this drum with water. Now add 2 kilograms of Jaggery for 200 liters of water or 1 kilogram for 100 liters. This is the food for these microorganisms.

Now take 1 bottle of waste decomposer and pour all its contents. Make sure you avoid direct contact with its contents with bare hands. Mix it thoroughly using any stick or any pipe. Then cover the container with a cloth. You need to open this daily and stir the solution once in 24 hours.

After 5 days or max 7 days depending on the climate, this solution turns creamy which means now you have 200 liters of water decomposer ready to use. We will discuss the uses of this solution shortly. To restart mass multiplication, now you don’t need to buy a waster decomposer again.

After use, Just leave around 20 liters of this solution in the barrel and add water again, then add jaggery again and repeat the procedure to maintain this forever. Now let’s discuss The Various uses of this waste decomposer: 1. SEED TREATMENT: Simply spray or sprinkle waste decomposer solution uniformly over the seeds.

You can even soak the seeds if you are doing this on a large scale. This works on all types of seeds. Keep the treated seeds in shade for about 30 minutes and then plant the seeds. Seed treatment with waste decomposer shows 98% early and uniform germination and provides protection against various seed-borne diseases and also plays a role in strengthening the plant’s defense mechanisms.

2. FERTILIZER AND SOIL TREATMENT: Watering with waste decomposer solution significantly changes the biological as well as the physical properties of all types of soil within 21 days of application and it also helps to generate earthworm population in the soil which is so beneficial.

You can dilute the waste decomposer in a 1:2 ratio with water

Which is one part waste decomposer to 2 parts water, and water your plants once every 15 days or even once in a month. It is proven to control many soil-borne diseases in crops. 3. FOLIAR SPRAY: It acts as a potent biopesticide when sprayed on plants.

You need to dilute it to a 1:3 ration to use it as a foliar spray. This helps control a variety of fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases in crops when sprayed once in 10 days for 4 times in the growth cycle of a crop. 4. COMPOSTING: This is a compost accelerator and your compost will be ready within 30 to 40 days depending on the type of waste used for composting.

For the conventional pile method of composting, you need to sprinkle waste decomposer for every layer of compost and maintain the basics of aerobic composting like maintaining moisture, aeration by turning the compost pile, and stuff like that. You can check my 4 episode series on composting from a link in the description below.

If you do compost at home on small scale, you can sprinkle waste decomposer solution once or twice and get that compost ready within 30 to 40 days. Now, Let’s prepare the DIY micronutrient-rich organic fertilizer using this waste decomposer, as recommended by the national center for organic farming.

The basic principle of making this micronutrient fertilizer is: Adding foods that are rich in proteins, vitamins, and major and minor elements including Nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, calcium, magnesium, boron, and so on.

Adding these into the waste decomposer results in the breakdown of these elements into soluble forms by the microorganisms, enzymes, and organic acids present in the waste decomposer. Well, now let’s prepare this fertilizer and learn how to use this for your plants.

First of all

Things You Need: We will prepare this in around 25 liters of waste decomposer solution. Do not worry too much about the quantity and overdosage. This is not a problem with organic fertilizers.

1. At least 3 varieties of Oilseeds like 100 gms each of sunflower seeds, mustard seeds, flax seeds, or any other like soya, castor oil seeds, nigella seeds, or any 3 varieties. 2. 3 varieties of Pulses or lentils of your choice like Red Lentil (Masoor Dal), Yellow or Green split gram (Moong dal), Bengal gram (Chana dal), You can also take Red gram (Arhar dal), Black gram (urad dal) and so on.

3. Some 4 to 5 old iron nails or any small pieces of junk iron stuff. 4. Some copper source – like some old copper wires extracted from wires lying in your junkyard or any old copper vessel if you have one. 5.

Firstly, powder these seeds and pulses, this helps in faster decomposition. Add these into 25 liters of waste decomposer. Now add iron nails, then copper wires, then the zinc source. Mix it well and leave it for 10 days. Do not forget to stir this once daily. After 10 days, your potent nutrient-rich organic fertilizer is ready.

So, How do we use this? You can use it in 2 ways. One, as a liquid fertilizer to water your plants and secondly as a foliar spray to instantly feed your plants through leaves stomata. For watering your plants, you need to dilute this to 1:5. That is one part of this liquid to 5 parts of water.

Whereas for foliar feed, you can dilute this to 1:10 and spray thoroughly on your plants including the undersides of your leaves, because the stomata or the leaf openings are more concentrated at the bottom side of leaves. So, there you have it. Please like, share, and comment below with your feedback and queries. Happy Gardening!

How to wellness trends and mental health therapy

How to wellness trends and mental health therapy

I will be sharing my top wellness trends

I love wellness healthy communities and I want to bridge the gap between wellness research and practice. Wellness as I defined in one is a dynamic, holistic, multi-dimensional process. There are many areas of our wellness that we need to keep in check.

I really really believe that in order for us to be healthy. Community starts from the individual level and as individuals. As a society as a community if we can all work towards balancing those different areas of our wellness by learning. With these new techniques and really learning purposefully and empowering ourselves and others, we can be in a much better place.

The motto of this channel is what I want to achieve from this channel. I also want to give a quick shout out to a special friend of mine from BC who is my OOTD and set ambassador. She gives me all the tips and tricks I need to pay attention to um with my hair, my outfits and my set So thank you so much, my little friend, uh You are awesome and I love facetiming with you and I love chatting with you.

In this episode, I will be sharing my favorite wellness trends that I think will gain momentum in the years to come. I will share my favorite wellness technologies that are out there. We’ll talk about what exactly a wellness sabbatical is and how can we take it if we’re not traveling. and I will give you one wellness shot at the end of the video.

What do you think are some of the common reasons that people don’t get mental health support? Stigma, time, cost, accessibility, availability? There’s a lot of reasons people don’t want to get mental health support I started dipping my toes into getting mental health care and support in my 20s. I tried it for the very first time in my 20s. I hated it.

It wasn’t something that I enjoyed at all

I did not enjoy the whole idea of it. I think I had my own stigmas about mental health care and support. It wasn’t until later on in my life when I hit rock bottom that I met someone who changed my life. That statement is an understatement if you can believe it because she definitely 100% did.

Fone is the days when you have to go. In the office, sit in a chair and have that conversation with your therapist. Thinking back to my 20s when I first did that it was so uncomfortable. It was really weird. Mental health innovation has completely changed the game on how you can receive therapy and how you can actually embrace therapy.

Which leads me to my very first topic of wellness technologies that are up and coming in 2020. Virtual therapy apps have blown up. I’m sure these ads have popped up on your Instagram page on your Facebook page and other social media. Talkspace BetterHelp and Amwell are apps that you can download on your phone they allow you to connect to a therapist from the comfort of your own home.

Now if therapy is brand new to you I say give it a shot and see what happens. I mean you’re not going to know unless you try it. And if you can do it from the comfort of your own home why not? I personally haven’t used those apps but if I can rewind back to my 20s when I had that very weird and comfortable first meet greet with my therapist from the back.

Then I would have actually quite enjoyed having the opportunity to you know.. connect with somebody over the phone in the comfort of my own home. The other wellness technology that is trending trending trending will be the mindfulness and meditation apps. There are so many mindfulness and meditation apps you guys, I don’t really need to tell you that.

Headspace and Calm have been around for several years now. I’ve downloaded both of them. I used both of them. If you’re a fan of basketball Lebron James partnered up with Calm and he had a “Train Your Mind’ series which was pretty awesome and very lit. And so if you want to learn about mindfulness and meditation from an athlete’s perspective I say get calm and try it out.

And the third one is wearable technology

I’m sure you guys all have your Fitbits and your Apple watches to monitor your step count. Your fitness levels but there’s also a wristband called “Feel”. The technology is out of the world and there are biosensors on the wristband that basically says how you feel and the information gets translated from the wristband. An app and then you can ask to answer a series of questions to identify what emotions you’re feeling.

And it also has the ability to connect you directly to a therapist if you need one immediately. I mean come on! That is unreal. This kind of technology was never available to me and to many of my peers you know 10 15 years ago but the fact that we have it is super cool.

How many of you guys have heard the word wellness sabbatical? I heard it a couple of years ago and when I think about the word sabbatical which I’m sure a lot of you the first thing that comes to your mind is professors and academics taking a year off to do research and travel the world. Sabbatical actually goes back to biblical times and actually relates to agriculture.

Every seven years for a whole year there is no cultivation so fields can recharge and rejuvenate and so can people. How awesome is that? A wellness sabbatical is an opportunity for you to recharge re-energize. And refuel and guess what you can take all of your devices with you.

This isn’t your all-inclusive lay on the beach

Get your wristband, and get your game on kind of a sabbatical. Nope. These wellness sabbatical programs are intended for you to still do your work but in a more beautiful and natural setting. There’s an exercise on the agenda, there are healthy foods on the menu. There’s an opportunity to meditate and much more.

Unfortunately, most of these wellness sabbatical programs are not available easily to us. You need to travel to India Malaysia, Spain, Portugal, and Europe and they’re kind of spread out in those areas. So what can we do today and now with these travel restrictions to still get? A wellness sabbatical but in the comfort of your own home?

So I understand that taking a month or three months or a year off to go on a wellness sabbatical may not be a luxury that a lot of us can take right now. All of our financial hardships and many other priorities that we have in front of us. So I’ve had to think about these some other creative ways that we can still continue. A wellness sabbatical without having to travel or really invest that time to be out of focus for too too long.

It is important to recognize that even though. We can travel or may have some limitations to take a number of months off to go on a longer sabbatical it is the work-life balance that is the critical point of this whole story. If you can find that work-life balance you’re not just surviving you’re going to be thriving.

And that is what you need in order to keep all of your wellness wheel areas in check. I think in my first video I had emphasized that we need to be practicing what we are preaching. I do that myself and in order for you to really be the high performer that you want to be you really need to take this pretty seriously.

The wellness shot of the week since this is the last episode of my September series I’m actually gonna give you two.. look at that hey? The first one is super duper simple. It’s gonna cost you anything. All you need to do is grab your favorite plant, grab your favorite scent. And make a little corner of your room your bedroom your living room your home office. Wherever you are as your wellness space.

So this can be your little space

Where you can work and relax and enjoy do your homework do your project work for your boss. Whatever that is but it allows you to be in a space that’s more comforting that’s more calming and that it’s just more relaxing. The second tip I want to give you is about getting the right therapist for obtaining mental health therapy.

Now with all these apps and technologies available. It might be really easy but also overwhelming to pick the right therapist. Most of the therapists do have a bio, some of them and therapists now even have Instagram accounts and Facebook accounts so you can check them out.

So do your research to find the right fit. It is literally like a jigsaw puzzle you need to find the right fit so you can both work together to get to the goals. I will help you be the best version of yourself. It important that you find the right fit . Because then you feel more comfortable that the cost of this adventure is actually worthwhile.

Now, most therapists these days have a sliding scale and offer a free maybe five or ten-minute meet and greet. I say take advantage of the meet and greets. It is really important that you find the right fit. And once you do that your therapy will not only be empowering and successful to you but the relationship. You build with your therapist will be an ongoing positive relationship.

Thank you so much for watching. Thank you to everybody who subscribed. I know there’s only a handful of you that have but I really appreciate all of that and I hope to see you in October. There may be a few changes to my set in October so I hope you look forward. Because I definitely will have something new and exciting to share. And more wellness stories and research to give you in October. I’ll see you then.

Bye! Thanks so much for sticking around. Subscribe and comment below and let me know if you’ve enjoyed this. Feel free to ask me questions and share this video with your peers.  Where we will get to talk more about wellness and work towards bridging the gap between wellness research and practice.

If Every President Took The Political Compass Test

Every President Took

It is almost certain that

You know about and have probably taken the Political Compass Test. Despite it definitely has many flaws, it remains one of the most popular websites to quickly see where one’s values and beliefs fit on a political spectrum.
The spectrum is based on two axes, a social one, and an economic one.

The social one ranges from authoritarianism/fascism to anarchy. The economic one ranges from collectivism/communism to libertarianism/liberalism. Two of my biggest criticisms of the test is 1) that every issue doesn’t fall neatly into just two spectrums, ok?

I think you need a lot of different spectrums. The 8values and 9axes tests do a better job simply because they offer more spectrums. And 2) the questions are just not the best They are often loaded and you can’t just give a neutral response- it lumps you into a box pretty quickly. Taking the Political Compass Test for every President.

And I get it, you gotta draw the line somewhere, but that’s one reason why every time I take the quiz I get different results. It’s also a mysterious test- no one knows who exactly runs it, but apparently it was created by a New Zealand political journalist named Wayne Brittenden. Some even speculate that it’s designed to make everyone think they lean libertarian.

Ok, so yeah, the test is far from perfect, and it probably won’t tell you where you really stand politically, but screw it. Let’s have some fun with this test, ok? anyway. I’m pretty much apparently now known as the American Presidents’ history dude on YouTube, so let’s say that every President in American history was actually able to take the Political Compass Test.

I think I know enough about each of the Presidents that

I may be able to pull this off. Emperortigerstar and I chatted about this, so I give full credit to him for the idea. Now, the Political Compass test folks did release this chart: And Trump, Obama, Bush Jr., Reagan, Washington, and Jefferson are on there, but just to be safe, I’m going to take the test again for them as well.

And yes, that would require that I take the Political Compass Test 44 times, pretending I am each of the 44 Presidents throughout American history. There are 62 questions on the test, and according to my calculations, that means I will be answering 2,728 questions. Ok…crap. I better get started.

I’m Mr. Beat. I think I already said that, at the beginning of the video. But yeah, hey! The bad news is, I haven’t slept much lately…but the good news. I have the results. Ellie, could you please put those up. No, click that right there…the PowerPoint. Yeah. It’s my cat, I’m still training her to help me out with these videos. Yeah, right there.

Yes. Thank you. Oh hey, could you maybe play some music as we run through these? There we go. (calming indie rock plays) So there you have it. Now as I pretended to be different Presidents taking the tests, it was quite clear that some of the questions were specifically geared toward what’s going on right now.

Take this question: It’s a sad reflection on our society that something as basic as drinking water is now a bottled, branded consumer product. Obviously, George Washington would have no freaking idea what bottled water was, so I had to imagine what George would think if he did know what bottled water was. That’s how I answered the question.

Oh, here’s another example

No broadcasting institution, however independent its content, should receive public funding. I mean, if Andrew Jackson DID know about PBS he probably WOULD have been against it. This question was also problematic for so many of them Mothers may have careers, but their first duty is to be homemakers.

Ok so I think many of the Presidents would not only not want mothers having careers but WOMEN having careers so that question was a particularly difficult one to answer. Most of them would likely be ok with marijuana legalization, but today that seems to be more of a left-leaning position. Here’s another pattern.

If Presidents were more ideological, I tended to put “Strongly Agree” or “Strongly Disagree” more, whereas if they were more pragmatic I tended to put just “Agree” or “Disagree” more. Again, I really wish there was a neutral option. There was one big trend that I just did not see coming.

And I guess I was naive here, but I predicted that most of them would lean libertarian due to all of them being, you know, AMERICAN, and valuing things like a limited government and democracy. But boy was I wrong. Most lean authoritarian. I did predict that more of them would lean to the economic right.

Free markets and capitalism and all that jazz have been a huge part of our culture going all the way back to the colonial era. Other surprises? Most of the left-libertarian results I did not see coming…especially Bill Clinton. Also, I honestly was very surprised to see Woodrow Wilson is way up here.

Perhaps I was too biased while answering questions pretending I was him

You know what? That’s probably where I should end this analysis. My own biases definitely affected how the perception I had of how each President would answer these questions. Plus, by the time I got to Herbert Hoover, I probably got a little sloppy answering these things due to fatigue.

Regardless, this was one of the most fun videos I have ever made. So I don’t care if I didn’t sleep. Hahahahahahahahaha But what do YOU think? Let me know which ones you disagree with. This video is once again sponsored by Newsvoice. Newsvoice is my favorite place to look at the news.

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You can upvote stories you find interesting and add stories or links that are missing. So dig deeper, and try Newsvoice by clicking the link to download it in the description and pinned comment. Thanks to Newsvoice for sponsoring this video. Seriously? What do you think? If Every President Took The Political Compass Test.

Which ones do you disagree with? Which ones do you agree with? Let me know in the comments below. Also, what is your favorite political ideology quiz, because I know the Political Compass Test is kinda lame these days. Alright, I’m getting pretty tired now. I think I’m going to go ahead and go to sleep.

Can Regenerative Agriculture Reverse Climate Change? | One Small Step

Can Regenerative Agriculture Reverse Climate Change

The solution to climate change might be right under my feet

I’m talking about the soil. Healthy soil equals healthy food equals healthy people. The age of chemical food production is gone. Regenerative Organic agriculture is really the future. If you follow sustainability issues at all, you may have heard of regenerative agriculture.

It’s a farming practice that some experts claim can reverse climate change by sequestering atmospheric CO2 in the soil. We could sequester 100% of human-caused carbon emissions? That’s absolutely correct. Proponents say that it can increase biodiversity, make farms more resilient to floods, produce healthier foods, and even improve farm animal welfare.

It sounds almost too good to be true. So I want to know, can regenerative agriculture reverse climate change? To find out I’ve come to the heart of regenerative agriculture research The Rodale Institute, they’ve studied regenerative and organic farming methods for 70 years. I’m Lucy Biggers. And this is One Small Step.

The farm where we’re standing was purchased by entrepreneur J.I. Rodale in 1940. On the land he began experimenting with farming without the use of chemicals in a term he coined organic. In 1947, Rodale launched the Soil and Health Foundation, which today is known as the Rodale Institute.

The nonprofit has decades-long research on farming methods, including a nearly 40-year side-by-side analysis of conventional farming versus organic farming. Regenerative organic farming emphasizes the importance of soil health and includes practices like cover cropping, crop rotation, holistic raising by animals, the use of compost, and no chemical fertilizers herbicides, or pesticides.

In September 2020

The Rodale Institute released a paper that concluded that the global adoption of regenerative practices across both grasslands and arable acreage could sequester more than 100% of current anthropogenic emissions of CO2. Okay, that is definitely a mouthful.

But basically what Rodale’s research is saying is if we could transition our farmland and grasslands to regenerative practices we could actually sequester the carbon that humans release. Basically, they’re claiming that we could reverse climate change just by changing our farming practices. I spoke to Jeff Moyer, CEO of the Rodale Institute to find out more.

I think a lot of people think that soil is just dead, it’s dirt. Right? So what are you doing right now on this farm to protect that soil health and restore that soil health? The key to soil health is the microbial life that’s in the soil. We all get our energy from the sun, whether it’s electrical energy you’re using in your home, or it’s an oil that you’re using in your car.

Microbial life in the soil is the same way. Only it gets its energy from the plants that are growing on the soil. So if the soil is bare with no crop on it, there’s no energy being collected, the microbial life in the soil dies and the health degrades. And so what we need to do as farmers keep the ground covered with something green and growing 12 months out of the year.

So this field was tilled just the other day, but we immediately planted some fast-growing cover crops that I’m gonna dig a little bit up here and show you that it has a very complex root system already. there you can sort of see the rye seed that we planted right here. Right. Here’s the rye sprout coming up, but look at all of the root structure here already.

So it’s collecting energy and putting carbon in the soil

The plant roots are supporting the microbial life in the soil and the top of the plant is collecting solar energy, which is carbon, and putting it in the soil where the plant can use it. When plants use photosynthesis, they take CO2 out of the atmosphere and put some of it in the soil as carbon.

Plants are so good at this, that there’s three to four times more carbon in our soils than in our atmosphere and vegetation. Historically conventional farming with its heavy reliance on pesticides and synthetic fertilizers has degraded the soil and decreased the amount of carbon it holds. So much so that it’s estimated 75% of global soils are degraded.

And according to the United Nations, we only have 60 harvests left. So if this was just a conventional farm, they would just leave it field like this bare all winter? That’s right, yes, absolutely, it would just be bare. And why is that so bad? Well, again, you’re not collecting any solar energy and you’re not feeding the microbial life in the soil.

So even when this is gone next season some of this carbon that was in its roots will (indistinct) Oh, the carbon will, yeah. In a couple of weeks, this thing will be covered solid with solar collectors, collecting energy from the sun and sequestering that energy and that carbon in the soil.

To understand regenerative agriculture, we have to look at today’s conventional farming, which took hold in the 1960s and is now the dominant way to farm in the US. Conventional agriculture relies on the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides, as well as genetically modified crops that produce high yields in vast acres of monoculture fields.

Over the past century

Conventional agriculture has doubled farm outputs but at a major cost. Conventional agriculture produces less nutrient-dense food, emits chemical runoff that pollutes waterways threatening human health and it contributes to climate change. Fossil fuel-based nitrogen fertilizers are a major source of nitrous oxide, which is a potent greenhouse gas.

When we first started farming organically and we bought this farm in 1971, everybody said you can’t grow corn, but clearly, you can see this field right next to us. Yeah Is a very lush green growing cornfield. Yeah. And this has been organic for the last 50 years. So this is the corn that’s being raised for livestock feed. Got it. This is not human consumption corn.

This isn’t sweet corn, but an ear of very nice ear corn. We have a whole field of it. So it doesn’t matter if this field is one acre or 10,000 acres. Right. We can do it organically. And what about pest control with organic? That’s where crop rotations come in. We’re growing corn in this field this year. We won’t grow corn on this field next year.

We’re gonna grow it over there. So all the insects and the pests will be here not over there so we rotate crops and. It’s that simple? It’s that simple. Rodale has conducted a 40-year farm systems trial to compare the yields of conventional farming versus organic farming. Here are their fields where they’ve been testing for 40 years.

This is conventional corn, which has fed fertilizers and pesticides, and then there’s this five-foot barrier. And then here is the organic corn. This site has no chemicals added. This site has a ton of chemicals. So in the first four years, the conventional system out-yielded the organic system. Okay. And this is a field that was pretty degraded.

It had been 70 to 100 years of conventional tillage and heavy chemical use

The plants kind of like relied on those chemicals and then we took them away. From year four to today there’s been no statistical difference between the yields in the organic and the conventional system. And what we found a lot of that has to do with putting more carbon in the soil.

Drew Smith is the chief scientist at Rodale. Why can’t conventional agriculture also sequester carbon? What are you doing differently that changes that outcome? What we found over a long period of time here at Rodale Institute and the farming systems trial is that when you use synthetic fertilizers you actually lose carbon over time.

And when you use organic or natural-based fertilizers, like composts, manures, and other natural fertilizers, you actually gain carbon in the soil over time. [Lucy] Rodale shows that you don’t have to use chemicals to get great results. On the farm, they grow vegetables like squash, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. This tomato plant is 15 feet tall.

Wow, so there’s one that starts right here, and then it goes over here. And up to here, wow. And up to here. That is amazing. And you can see that it’s still. It still wants to keep going. And they humanely raise pigs, chickens, and turkeys that have space to live and access to fields. This is like a chicken lawnmower. Oh yeah, we call it the chicken tractor.

I know right now there’s this huge conversation, you know, go vegan for the climate. But I see you’re raising chickens here, you obviously care about the climate. So what is the relationship with animals? The problem is in how we’ve chosen to produce animals by force-feeding them grains so that they can produce meat at a faster rate, but then the quality of the meat goes down.

Beef animals produce methane if you feed them corn and soybeans

They don’t produce nearly as much if they’re eating grass. Probably in this country, we all eat too much meat. [Lucy] Right. [Jeff] And we should cut down the amount of meat that we eat, but we don’t have to eliminate meat.

Instead of chemical fertilizer, Rodale uses compost, which Jeff told me to help sequester carbon. In degrees, hotter than bathwater, you know. You can see it looks like rich black soil. Keep in mind carbon is black, coal is black. We only put it on our fields once every five to 10 years. Really? Yeah.

That’s how strong it is? The idea of applying this material is not to use it as fertilizer but to use it as a soil amendment to feed the microbial life in the soil. To connect the dot to me, then that’s sequestering carbon because more microbes mean more carbon in the soil? That’s correct. The microbes are carbon-based just like we are.

All life is carbon-based. So the more carbon and they all-Oh, the more life. Exactly, there’s more life in the soil. More diversity and more life. You really connected a dot for me because I’m like, it’s been so abstract, like carbon in the soil. I’m like, okay, but it really it’s because of the microbes. The population of the microbes, yes.

And it seems like what we’ve got going on right now with conventional agriculture

With the chemicals, is we’re just masking a very dead soil. That’s correct. So back to this argument of sequestering 100% of our co two emissions. How is that even possible? Well, Rodale looked at several farmlands and grazing studies that showed a significant increase in soil carbon after the adoption of regenerative agriculture.

Based on those results, they extrapolated that if global degraded farmland and grassland were restored through regenerative agriculture, global soils could drawdown over 49 gigatons of CO2, which is more than the approximate 37 gigatons of CO2 released globally each year.

However, critics of the white paper claim that 100% carbon sequestration in our soils is overstated. And that 10 to 15% sequestration is more likely and still optimistic. Regardless, I still think there are serious benefits to regenerative agriculture, including preventing chemical runoff, creating more nutritious foods, improving animal welfare, and improving resilience against climate change.

Soil with higher levels of carbon has a higher water holding capacity, which helps farms survive times of flooding and drought. So here’s what you can do to support regenerative agriculture. First, vote with your dollar and look for this newly released regenerative organic certification, which is beginning to show up on products in stores.

But research has shown that

If you can’t find them in your local store, you can shop at Also in February of 2020 U.S. legislatures introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act to Congress, which includes incentives for farmers to improve soil health and an increase in soil carbon research. Reach out to your house representative to express your support.

Finally, the more people that know about regenerative agriculture, the better. So share this video with your friends. That’s all for this episode. Thank you so much for watching and we’ll see you next time. Bye. Thank you so much. This has been an awesome, awesome tour. It’s been my pleasure. Really feel I got a few light bulb moments there.

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Michael Dell, Dell Technologies | Dell Technologies World 2020

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It’s theCUBE with digital coverage of Dell Technologies World Digital Experience. Brought to you by Dell Technologies. And welcome back to theCUBE’s coverage of the Dell Technology World Digital Experience 2020. I’m John Furrier, your host of theCUBE. This is theCUBE Virtual. It’s a virtual event.

We’re not in person this year, obviously, because of the pandemic. Our guest, Michael Dell, the CEO of Dell Technologies. Great to see him back on again remotely. Michael, sorry we couldn’t be there in person, but thank you for coming on virtually. Thanks for coming on. Great to be with you, John. What a year it’s been.

I want to get your take on how you guys are getting through it, and specifically, you guys have had a great business performance. We’ve seen the results of what’s going on with Dell Technologies, VMware, but there’s a crisis. People need more machines, they need more internet access.

There’s a huge demand for modern applications with cloud and on-premises. Not everyone’s going to be there on-premises. So the workplace, the workforce, the workloads are all changing. But you hit all of them, the consumer from having a great machine to internet access.

This kind of digital divide where people are remote schooling is super important. Can you talk about how you guys are doing, how the company’s doing? How you’re doing, and what you guys are doing to help bridge this new cultural environment of this digital divide? Sure.

So, again, great to be with you, and thanks for all your great coverage at Dell Technologies World once again, this time virtually. I think having a resilient supply chain is always important, but these last eight months it’s been incredibly important.

Demand has certainly shifted

And having secure remote work from anywhere has been a high priority for lots of organizations. I think something like 4.5 billion people was asked to go stay in their homes.

So it was work from home, learn from home, entertainment, E-commerce, telemedicine, everything went online, and I think we got a glimpse of the future, and I think a lot of this actually gets carried forward.

And certainly, the priorities that we’ve been focused on, multicolored, app modernization and containers, the tremendous growth at the edge, data management, software defining the networks, AI, 5G, all of these things I think get accelerated.

So amid the tragedy and the challenges, I do think there’s a great acceleration of the fourth industrial revolution. You brought this up last time last year as well, and, again, everything’s kind of going to be before, kind of after the world, but you were kind of teasing this out last year and I want to get your thoughts because now more than ever.

You mentioned some people don’t have laptops to even do remote work and remote schooling, and then internet access has been discussed for the generation of having more broadband in areas that are underserved. This is a super important piece.

Can you just share some of the initiatives that you guys are taking because I know you guys have some things going on, you’re doing a lot of philanthropy. Again, the supply chains on the business side are super important, but specifically with society, how are you guys helping? Right.

So just in the United States, you’ve got roughly 15 million kids who don’t have either broadband access or a device, and we’ve got a pilot program running to begin to address this, and it’s part of the broader 2030 moonshot goals that we laid out, actually last year, for the next decade.

But I do think what the pandemic exposed

It exposed the fault lines in our society in access to healthcare, to education, to justice, and certainly, we have a kind of digital inequality, right? If you don’t have a device and you don’t have access, you’re left out of economic opportunity, and that’s something we should all be focused on.

We believe our broader ecosystem can make a big difference there, and it’s one of our priorities. Technology has been a big enabler over the years. We’ve talked many times privately, also on theCUBE, around these inflection points.

You started Dell Technologies in your dorm room and now you got kids doing stuff in the elementary, we’ll get to the thing with cybersecurity and space is a big trend and they’re starting early in elementary school, now you got the boardroom and everywhere in between.

The tech trends are the big opportunity, and I want to dig into it and I want to get your thoughts because with cloud computing, gen one, you say check, scale, it matters. But the big wave right now is everything as a service, and so you got to be nimble, you got to be agile.

But that’s easy to say and hard to do. I want to get your thoughts on how you see everything as a service from platform to SaaS, to the developer as a service, to CUBE as a service, to Dell as a service. Everything is becoming a service. What’s under the covers there, because it’s not easy, obviously, automation machine learning.

What do you see? This is going to get us out of the pandemic as more people are agile. Give me your thoughts. That’s right. So, we’ve actually, as you point out, we’ve been at this for a while and if you look on our balance sheet, you’ll see almost $24 billion deferred revenues, so it’s not a completely new idea to us. And we are aggressively expanding as a service.

So our customers and partners can access our solutions any way they want

And we’re committed to making everything that we provide available as a service. One of the things we’re talking a lot about here at Dell Technologies World is providing a consistent experience no matter where customers run their workloads.

And so we’ve unveiled Project Apex, which is really bringing together all of our as a service and cloud offerings into a consistent unified effort. We’re enhancing the Dell Technologies cloud console, and this is going to give customers the power to manage every aspect of their cloud journey, and as a service journey through a simple unified self-service experience.

We’re going to be talking a lot about storage as a service. Storage is always important to Dell Technologies and providing scalable plastic storage resources that can be deployed, owned, and managed on-premise, but owned by Dell Technologies.

And we’re going to bring some updates to the Dell Technologies cloud platform to make it easier, simpler to consume, lower the barriers to entry, and extending our subscription availability.

In the platform businesses and all the people talk about platforms, and over the years when you have a platform business you have to kind of dog food or kind of do it first before the customers dig into using the service.

You mentioned you guys have been doing Dell as a service across your product lines, and we’ve documented that certainly on SiliconANGLE in theCUBE, but now you got to bring it to customers. Can you tell me how that’s going because with the pandemic, some things are obviously, customers need to double down on building modern apps, having programmable infrastructure, as you guys have everything as a service from the Dell site.

Now the customers have to do their part. They have to turn their offerings into a service. Can you take us through trends you’re seeing in your customer base around the pandemic? Is it permanent? Is it cyclical? What’s the customer impact of everything as a service?

I think this is clearly the demand, trend from customers

And, as I said, we’ve been embracing it for some time. One of the reasons we created this Project Apex is to bring it all together because I’d say we want to go faster, right? We always want to go faster.

What you’ve seen from customers in the last eight months is you kind of expose the digitally enabled and the not so much digitally enabled. And a lot of customers have accelerated their progress on their digital journey quite a bit during these last eight months.

We ourselves over a weekend basically said, okay, everybody works from home now. It’s worked really well. There are lots of benefits to that. There are productivity benefits, environmental benefits. And I think we’re all finding ways that we can be more productive, and I think a lot of this will persist after the pandemic.

Yeah, when we were covering VMworld just recently, they had a virtual event, one claim out of that was the 5G trend, and some of the conversations were 5G is not a consumer app, it’s really a business app. Could you share your thoughts on 5G, because it will enable the intelligent edge? 5G is super important.

What’s your vision on how 5G will roll out? Do you agree with it more as a business app, not so much consumer? Yeah. The first application will be, hey, let’s have 5G phones. Great, but you really can’t talk faster on your 5G phone.

So what is it all about? It’s about making things intelligent and having the things talk to each other. They’re going to be way more things talking to each other than there are people. Imagine every arm processor or embedded processor out there in the world. Now being connected and intelligent, the amount of data that gets created.

So it’s really about connecting all the things

And that is an incredibly exciting possibility. Organizations have to reimagine themselves given that future, and 5G will be the digital fabric that allows this new future to be created.

When you look at Dell Technologies out 10 years to 2030, what does it look like? Obviously, you illuminate the internet things and the edge. What’s the vision for Dell 2030? So first I think you’re going to have the autonomous infrastructure. It’s going to be highly distributed on the intelligent edge, and that’s going to enable enormous advances in really all human endeavors.

And Dell Technologies is going to be the essential infrastructure company to power all of this. And our moonshot goals point the way in another sense, where we talk about advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, transforming lives, and upholding ethics and data privacy.

We didn’t create those priorities for the last eight months, but certainly. The last eight months put a real magnifying glass and exclamation point on their importance. We continue to be super optimistic about the role technology has in the world and the role that we can play in helping customers achieve that.

And the role of cloud, is cloud going to be abstracted away? Is that cloud going to continue to be a big part of it? Cloud on-premise? As these environments look more cloud-like operationally and autonomous, does that kind of go away in 10 years? Do you see that becoming just part of the resource pool? How do you view that?

Well, clouds are infrastructure, right? So you can have a public cloud, you can have an edge cloud, a private cloud. Telco cloud, a hybrid cloud, a multicolored, here a cloud, there a cloud, everywhere a cloud. Yes, they’ll all be there, but it’s basically infrastructure, and how do you make that as easy to consume and create the flexibility that enables everything.

Yeah, and we saw that at VMworld, they had talked about the telco cloud as a trend

We see that everything’s going to be a cloud. Everything will be a service. That’s our view. I want to get your thoughts on entrepreneurial thinking. You’ve always been an entrepreneur, even as you’ve got this massively billions of dollars in companies out there. You’re still innovating.

Right now entrepreneurial thinking is needed more than ever. And can you share your advice to people out there who want to be more digitally enabled, who have to think about the next 10 years?

What entrepreneurial thinking can they apply now? What needs to be worked on and what should not be worked on. So there’s clearly a digital push there. What entrepreneurial tactics. What would you share with the folks out there who really want to be on the wave here and be the digitally enabled position for the future?

And while there’s certainly one trend in consolidation in parts of our industry, there are always new and interesting things happening in the world of technology. And that’s where you see a lot of these new companies being created, and that always excites me.

I don’t see too much of a shortage of entrepreneurial thinking out there, but we can always use more of it because that’s how the world pushes forward when you have people with new ideas. Willing to take risks, capital available to support that risk-taking, that’s where you get new innovation. Yeah, could see the opportunities executed on them.
I want to get your thoughts on AI.

Obviously, as we’ve seen huge backlash on some of the elections here going on, and you got all the tech for good on one side, tech for bad on the other, and everything in between, technology is an enabler and it does have some consequences, but there are some great things going on with technology.

I know you’ve been an advocate for the past two years specifically hardcore technology for good

As AI becomes more prominent, as machine learning and data comes into the picture, can you give your thoughts on where we are with technology for good? What are some of the highlights? What areas do we need to work more on? and how does the role of data and AI play in it? A long time ago, the fire was technology, right?

Somebody came to the village we got this new thing called fire. And it can warm a home or it could burn down the whole village. But overwhelmingly technology innovations have advanced human progress, and I only think it’s accelerating from here.

And as everything becomes intelligent and connected, AI is the only way to be able to reason over all that data. Especially the streaming data in real-time and all of that is going to accrue positively to great human outcomes.
And every business has to reimagine itself, to create better products and services. To create better outcomes for the students, the patients, for manufacturing to create success and competitive advantage. AI machine learning.

These are just tools. There are always going to be challenges, but we as humans have to make sure that the tools are used overwhelmingly for good. Again, I tend to be optimistic. I think the vast majority of people do want to do good things in the world and prevent the kind of worst-case scenarios, but I remain optimistic.

Fire, the wheel, tools. It’s all about the humans running them, and that’s a big impact. Michael, thanks for coming on. Really appreciate you coming on virtually with theCUBE, and thanks for allowing us to be part of your virtual digital experience.

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Bret Hart SHOOTS Hard On Goldberg! WWE DROPPING Big E Gimmick?! WWE Raw Review!

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On last week’s episode of SmackDown

Goldberg turned up digitally in the ThunderDome audience to watch the Universal Championship match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman – which Inside the Ropes claim is to build a possible Reigns vs Goldberg match for WrestleMania 37.

If Bret Hart had to give Goldberg fighting for the Universal Championship in 2021 a rating out of 10. It would be even lower than 4. Referencing his infamous Triple H is a 4/10 wrestler shoot promo on this very channel in WrestleTalk’s early days. Bret proved the best there is the best there was. And the best there ever will be on crappy over top reputations.

Goldberg was a guy that nobody seemed to have taught wrestling really works. He seemed to think he could just pick a guy up and just slam him through the mat as hard as you could and that was good wrestling his work rate was 0/10. Like, everything he did hurt – everything! He could tie-up with you and hurt you.

Goldberg ended Bret Hart’s career with a wayward thrust kick at Starrcade 1999, which caused a concussion that Bret never fully recovered from, which he spoke about on the Confessions of The Hitman episode:: “The kick was the work of a total– like, somebody who had absolutely no skill at all.

He literally threw me into the ropes and tried to kick my head off my shoulders. Like, there was no working aspect to it. There’s no way you can do it without hurting somebody, and the thing with Bill was that all the ‘I’m sorries’ in the world don’t mean anything when you hurt somebody for real.”

But young up-and-comer Goldberg isn’t the only person WWE is building up on SmackDown. It really is a New Day, yes it is, for the New Day. Yes, it is, with Big E staying on SmackDown. While Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods moved to Raw in the WWE Draft. The first time the faction has been on different brands in six years.

But while Kofi and Xavier are keeping the New Day tag team gimmick, WWE is reportedly planning to drop that part of Big E’s character

Dave Meltzer wrote in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE wants. Make him more serious. Going forward – a point constantly pointed out by Corey Graves on commentary. Saying that Big E is destined for superstardom as long as sheds the goofiness wises.

WWE commentary is usually a verbal extension of Vince McMahon’s own thought process. It’ll help that WWE already owns the rights to Big E’s name, as Fightful is reporting WWE have been denied several wrestler trademarks because the talent isn’t consenting to the company owning their real names.

These include Drew Gulak, Pete Dunne, Tony Nese, and Justus, while Cagesideseats adds Mia Yim’s name to the mix – who’s filed for her own name trademark. While this is about boring copyright law, it’s actually one of the biggest stories in the wrestling business right now, as WWE is trying to exert more control over their… “VERY HAPPY AND COVID SAFE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS”.

Now it’s time for my review of last night’s Raw in about 5 minutes. Which is coincidentally about how long RETRIBUTION’s run lasted. Ignore all WWE’s problems, just sit back and enjoy the generic music – as it’s the season premiere of Raw, with a brand new opening video and song. It’s also the Hell in a Cell go-home show, a pay-per-view which could do with having some actual matches.

And one might as well be RETRIBUTION vs any chance of succeeding. Raw’s messy and contrived opening had Alexa Bliss bring out the Fiend. Who both surrounded by RETRIBUTION. The Fiend and Bliss to disappear when the lights cut out, and then the Hurt Business comes down for an 8 man tag – what is happening?! The 8 man tag was actually pretty decent.

This was RETRIBUTION’s first match since Ali was revealed as their leader two weeks ago. He wrestled with an intense viciousness – particularly against his former buddy Cedric Alexander. Alexander, meanwhile, wrestled with legit viciousness, seemingly legit knocking out SlapJack for 30 seconds with a back fist.

Jack literally got slapped

Like I said after Ali was unveiled as their leader. WWE is booking RETRIBUTION as a mid-card act in a mid-card position in midcard feuds. My words lose to the Hurt Business in a month at Survivor Series and never be heard from again. I was wrong, it took two weeks.

Bobby tapped out T-BAR in the Lashley lock clean. And then the Fiend appeared and beat up all of the RETRIBUTION, choking out T-BAR yet again, despite him wearing a mask. RETRIBUTION not only lost their first match after revealing Ali as their leader. They have also wiped out easily  Fiend immediately afterward.

After the explanation segment was bumped last week. Ali later cut a promo backstage revealing he was the SmackDown hacker too. Which is how he found the RETRIBUTION guys. And he’s the guy who threw the pie at Kevin Owens. He was in Shane’s lockbox. And he’s Vince’s illegitimate son. Just like I said, WWE never cared about RETRIBUTION.

They were nothing more than a mid-card act to them, an idea chucked at the plexiglass amidst falling ratings back in August. And, just like Raw Underground being scrapped. It seems WWE is a clearinghouse of last season’s mess.

And they’re doing it by burying RETRIBUTION for a lazy filler feud for The Fiend, who they drafted across with no real immediate plans. Speaking of Raw Underground, the giant doorman Jordan Omogbehin is now AJ Styles’ bodyguard. He helped AJ win his match just by looking at Matt Riddle, which damages the bro right from the start on his new brand.

After a few days of some actually really decent. Emotional promos on social media – which we didn’t see any of here – mega babyface Lana took on Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship after fluking the Battle Royal win last week. WWE showed us that they’re not a petty company. They’re not burying Lana because her husband turned up in AEW.

By booking Lana to tap in minutes

And then have Nia Jax put her through a table for the fourth week in a row. Jax and Shayna Baszler then beat three other teams of the Riott Squad. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, and Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce – Royce split from Billie Kay so she could team with Evans – flattening out both the women’s singles and tag divisions.

Elias then did a gig that went on forever. And bafflingly was done heel heat. He simply sang two songs blander than your favorite main roster wrestler’s impending new entrance music, without the joke lines in that got him over in the first place. Jeff Hardy revealed himself as a member of RETRIBUTION playing guitar to building their match for this Sunday.

Sheamus called Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods two turds of the New Day. Which got a laugh from my idiotic brain, and then took on Kofi in a decent singles match. The best part was Big E appearing in the Thunderdome audience to will Kingston to win with the power of positivity. Titus O’Neil tried to join The Hurt Business, so they beat him up. Titus, well-tried.

In a genuine home-run segment for Raw, Tucker then revealed the mystery partner to fight Miz and Morrison with him… El Gran Gordo. Or, as you and I know him, Otis in a pink gimp mask in a cape. Idiots fooled by a guy wearing a Lucha mask. This was incredibly funny, especially Otis’ attempts at Spanish, and his bottom rope arm drag.

Lucha things! It all worked so well, even R-Truth distracting Miz for El Gran Gordo couldn’t spoil it. And they celebrated with the New Day and Mandy backstage afterward. After teasing a new addition to the Firefly Fun House cast. Bray Wyatt welcome Alexa Bliss into his nightmarish kid’s TV show.

Oh my god, they killed Rambling Rabbit. Following his loss to Roman Reigns on Friday’s SmackDown, Braun Strowman main event Raw against Keith Lee for three whole minutes, when he low blew Keith with the back of his head to win – even though it was in full view of the referee.

As much as I’ve taken an ‘I told you so’ tone with RETRIBUTION getting buried, I’ve got to admit

Keith Lee, You were worried about bad new music. This bad new ring attire, and his frequent bad finishes. I kept saying, don’t worry, they’re got plans for him, he’s mixing it up with Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre.

WWE makes it equally depressing to be either wrong or right. Bad finish after bad finish for Lee has completely flattened him out. And even a badass kick to Braun’s dick afterward couldn’t get his heat back. From now on, let’s just assume any new act on WWE TV is going to be crap.

And the main event segment saw Orton deliver a message from Hell! Sitting on a chair inside the Hell in a Cell structure, which I forgot was red. The promo was decent running through all the moments. This stipulation, but the finish was incredibly lackluster.

Orton laughed at McIntyre when he couldn’t get in. So Drew broke open the door with bolt cutters, stepped inside, and then stared at him. That’s it. The show went off the air. You’d think that would be a viewer drive to see what’s going to happen next on Raw talk. They’re both inside the cell now. But there was nothing.

There wasn’t even anyone in the cell behind Charly and R-Truth. Which just makes everything feel fake. I thought this was a terrible go-home and season premiere episode. Which both ineffectively built the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and failed to make intriguing new storylines or characters.

And, indefinitely the case of RETRIBUTION, and arguably with Lee and Riddle, actively damaged them. This week’s Raw is ⅕ BORE. Wrestling Daily with Alex McCarthy launches on Wrestle2 tonight! Subscribe to WrestleTalk’s second channel by clicking the icon down.

lily collins day-to-night french girl look beauty secrets

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And I’m going to walk you through my skincare routine

And I’m going to take you through a clean day to night look with a little nod to Parisian glamor. In my first step, I always make sure to spray my Beekeeper’s Propolis Throat Spray. I like three sprays because two is just never enough for me.

I love it so much because it has propolis in it, which is an amazing immune system booster. And it has a lot of antioxidants and it’s so good for a scratchy throat, which sometimes I wake up with. Next, because I’m obsessed with essential oils, I always use my Saje Peppermint Halo, which is a little touch of magic.

You go all the way around to here, to here. It really wakes you up and it really helps alleviate headaches if you ever have any. It’s a good way to start the day. Time to wash the face now. Just put a little bit in my hand. I get started to use this face scrub a little while ago. Which was amazing ’cause it starts to really get in there.

I started taking care of my skin when I was really young. I always remember my mom having so many beauty steps before bed and she always smelled so good after all of them. And her skin always looks so clean and clear.

And I know that within, you know, within my job, I have so much makeup on every day after filming and it would be so much easier to just go to bed with everything on, but it’s so bad for your skin. So I think I just became really vigilant with cleaning my skin every night. Now I’m just gonna wash it off.

Okay, now that my skin is all dry

I’m going to apply for the next step, which is a toner. I’ve always used this toner with witch hazel because it’s just such a classic. A little bit on a cotton pad. You just wipe it all over. So next I use an advanced version of Genifique serum. It has hyaluronic acid for hydration and vitamin C to fill in the fine lines, which is so great.

And it gives my skin such a healthy glow, which, who doesn’t want a healthy glow, right? So all you do is tap the top to get some of it in here. And then you just do a couple of the little drops. You apply softly to your skin and it smells so yummy, which is so good. And it feels so soft going on.

Oh, my gosh, I can already feel my skin becoming hydrated. Thank goodness. And what I love to do also, is I love to use a jade roller. Sometimes I put it in the fridge or the freezer to make it extra cold. But I love doing this because I feel like it really helps lock in that moisture for the healthy glow. I just love to do it. By the way, roll it outwards.

You never want to go back and forth. You want to do it towards the lymph nodes, and you just do it until you feel like your skin is extra set and firm. So, as I said, because my skin sometimes is a little not as hydrated as I’d love for it to be, I always love to use this spray, a Rose Hibiscus spray, which has actually a little bit of coconut water in it.

Spray a little bit, ah, sometimes it smells like I’m on a vacation, which we could all do with a little bit right now. We have to go feature our lips now. So this ultra scrub made by Handmade Heroes smells again, so good. It’s coconut sorbet that I rub it in and exfoliate all over. ‘Cause when you later apply your lipstick, you definitely want it to go on evenly.

I love to add a little bit of lip balm just before we start the makeup process to make sure my lip stay extra hydrated.

The next step before I put on the makeup is sunscreen. I love to use an Aquagel UV Expert. Actually a primer before your makeup, as well as a sun protector, which is so great because sometimes sunscreen can be a little bit goopy with makeup, but this is so perfect, it goes on so smooth. And I was shooting a movie actually in Montreal called “Mirror Mirror” where I play Snow White.

And obviously, with Snow White’s skin supposedly having to be as white as snow. I couldn’t get sunburned, which makes total sense. So the makeup artist always encouraged me to wear so much sunscreen to protect myself. And now after that, I swear by it and wear it every single day.

So onto the first step of my makeup routine, which is Teint Idole foundation, which is so perfect for a lightweight feel. It’s super versatile, which is my perfect partner for the je ne sais quoi kind of no-makeup makeup look. But it’s 24 hours long-lasting coverage as well.

So what I like to do is take this partnered with the Genifique serum because this makes it actually more of a medium coverage. And it adds back that healthy, radiant glow that I was talking about. So it’s just kind of the ideal combo. Take this, and I put about a quarter size, like this.

Then I take the Genifique serum again, do a little pop on the top. Add just a couple, whoop, of drops of that, mix them all together. And then I’m just gonna put a couple of little dots. Now, you just take the sponge. It really does feel super, super lightweight, but I know that it’s gonna give me that perfect coverage too.

Always loved fresh, clear skin

And it lasts so long, that’s what’s perfect. Something that I love about the je ne sais quoi French girl vibe of the like no-makeup makeup is I’ve always. And I’ve always been someone that’s kind of about like less is more.

I’ve always said the less you have on your face, the less there is to go wrong throughout the day. Let’s just check to make sure that I’m really blended. Okay. So now I’m gonna move on to Absolue Powder. Make sure that I am totally even everywhere. On to blush. We’re gonna use Blush Subtil.

I’m just gonna play it right here. One thing that I’ll never forget throughout the years is when I was younger, I hadn’t really fully embraced how naturally pale my skin was. And so, therefore, I wanted that kind of LA tanned glow, and I fully used tanner on my face a little too much. I had too much bronzer and I never really put it on correctly.

So I had a bit of a mishap. And I think that now that’s taught me a lot about contour and how to embrace and enhance the radiance of my skin is lighter, but also allowing the angles of my face to kind of stand out as well. So for me, the contour is kind of my best friend as opposed to too much bronzer because I learned the hard way in a lot of prom photos from back in the day.

We don’t want a repeat of that anymore. [chuckles] Okay, so now we’re moving on to one of my favorite parts of my beauty routine. It’s all about the brows. So first I’m gonna use Le Monochromatique highlighter, and I’m gonna use it in a very different way, I think, for me to highlight the brows.

What I like to do

Take a brush, and very, very lightly, swipe it across my eyelid. Ooh, you can already see some of the sparkles. And I like to make sure that I’m putting it just under the brow right there to enhance and highlight the shape of the brow. ‘Cause for me, the shape is key. And you know, interestingly enough, it’s not always something that I embraced.

Made the mistake a couple of times, one very specific time of overly plucking them. And I remember going to dinner that night with my mom, being very proud actually what I had done. And she stared at me and she was just like, “What have you done? They may never grow back.” And so from that day forward, I’ve been way more vigilant on not over-plucking.

And I’ve learned to embrace them. And for me, they’re one of my favorite qualities about beauty and skincare, because they say so much about your personality and they really help accentuate any of your emotions because your brows, as you can see, as I’m probably talking, they’re like lifting up in excitement.

I think they’re just something that’s so fun to embrace and enhance about your face. So that being said, the next thing that I love to do is brush them out. So I just like to go up and bring it over. Now we get to go onto my eyes and I use Grandiose Liner. It’s a great liquid liner, which we love, especially for this little French girl flick that we’re gonna go for.

I go in real close to the mirror and I usually like pull back my eye a little bit like this. Whoop. Flick it out like that. And now the key is matching it to the other side, which is not always the easiest. So, let’s try to see if I get it on the first go-around. All right, then you lean back in. Hold it out.

Obviously, I’m gonna add mascara next

It looks pretty good. So it’s gonna just all go out and match. But I think that right now, all I have there is the little flicks and we’re ready for some mascara. I’m going to accentuate it by using Monsieur Big mascara. I have to say mascara has always been one of my favorite beauty items.

It’s probably, this along with Juicy Tubes were actually one of my first purchases as a kid wearing makeup. I remember going to the beauty counter and picking out mascara and just feeling like my eyes just popped so much beauty. And even if I was a little bit sleepy, mascara always does the job of bringing your eyes out and open.

So I love, love, love, adding, adding some mascara. Doing it like this. I’m also gonna take that brow brush I think that I used and lightly sweep through these to make sure that they feel extra separated. Oh, I love, love, love how this mascara adds so much volume to my lashes. They just come alive beauty.

Okay, so now that we’ve done all of this, we’re gonna move on to the lips beauty. So first I’m gonna use L’Absolu Rouge lipstick. Beauty Today, because obviously we’re going for a more no-makeup makeup look and we’re accentuating more of the eye, I decided to go with the nude. And thank goodness we did our beauty lip scrub earlier.

Okay, so either you could keep it as is, which I’m obsessed with, or you can add a little bit of color with Juicy Tube on top. I’m just gonna do a little gloss on top beauty. Juicy Tubes are super reminiscent of my childhood because I remember going to the beauty counter and seeing all the colors lined up and being in awe.

It was almost like a kid at the candy store and I wanted to get all the colors

And I remember this was kind of that way of wearing makeup, but also having it be a little off, like off the radar and getting away with actually wearing it in school, which was really, really fun. And they’re super easy.

They’re super colorful, which I love. And they go on really, really smooth. They add a little bit of radiance. And they smell amazing. I like to just put it in the middle. Right. So now that we have the face done, we’re gonna move on to hair. You don’t always have to shower and have your hair look perfect to have that kind of je ne sais quoi thing.

So, I’m gonna take out my hair, bear with me. Whoo! All right, I’m gonna add a little bit of dry shampoo. I love the Detox Clear by Drybar. Just lightly spray. [spray whooshing] So I feel like that’s good for the hair. We’re on our final steps here, guys. The next one is like such a real thing that we all do on a daily basis.

It’s all-natural ingredients, which is amazing

And since I’m ready to almost get out of these and put my clothes on, you got to put some deodorant on. I like to use the Corpus deodorant. And it’s in like this beautiful packaging. Let’s go here, go here. Then we move on to hand cream, rubbing all that in.

Okay, so now we’re onto the last step before I change, which is perfume, which I love. La Vie Est Belle, which means life is beautiful in French. It just makes me miss Paris. I was there for a couple of months last year, filming “Emily in Paris,” and this just brings me right back.

So I love spraying it. It has vanilla and iris, and it just makes me feel so happy. All right, so when I spray it, I just do a light little spray on my neck. I always spray my wrist, just do a little tap. And then sometimes I spray the air. Just let it fall all over me.

Maybe imagine that I’m back in Paris, take a little travel trip in my head. So this perfume honestly lasts all day and it’s just, it has such a beautiful feel and it makes me feel like I’m in Paris all day and who doesn’t want that? Okay, guys, well, this is the final look.

20 Fun, Cheap Things to Do with Kids – Family Activities

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The Hot is in the Air

Yes, it kind of early October, and well Tennesseeitstill pretty hot yep. I used to always think October was crisp and cool. And it gets there, in the end, this is like the shifting season for me here in Nashville when it comes to weather.

I had Charles almost a year ago which is crazy but on October 16th I remember I got my due date and I was like just a crisp cool wonderful fall baby. Uh uh, not in Tennessee. It is still pretty hot. So what we gonna talk about are some 20 fun free things you can do with your family in the fall.

So some of you gonna be crisp and cool and everything you think about all others of you in the South still might be a little warm but it perfect because there lot still fun free things you can do outside inside all of it. But fall it a great season.

So the first thing you can do is free to go on a nature walk or find some nature trails. Look in your area. They are everywhere. Okay, just Google where you are and just say okay find some get your family involved, and go on a nature hike. Number two goes camping in your backyard.

Yes, this is Something Kids Love

If you have a tent or if you do; you can maybe borrow just put up in the backyard. Literally, your kids will talk about it for days. Number three make and jump into a pile of leaves. This is like every kid’s dream seriously. I feel like every kid loves the idea of jumping into leaves.

And if you’ve done it as an actually kind of gross I feel like.I;m like there just like the bugs like crunched sleeves all in your hair and on you. It kind of itchy.Like rolling down like a hill with grass. It just looks magical as a child but then it just all itchy and weird. But like kid love it.

So do it because you know what about the memories people and leaves are free. So put a big pile together jump intake some pictures great. Number four bird-watch.We have this cheap bird feeder in our backyard like bluebirds and cardinals which are redI mean all these kind of exotic looking birds come on our little dang bird feeder and itso fun.

My kid, they love it. They love seeing the birds. They love seeing I mean squirrels come too and eat itso it not as fun but like all the birds itso crazy. And Winston he might kill me for saying this knows like every tree the name of like basically any tree and any bird.

So Like he Always is Like Oh Yeah that Chickadee that Female

I was like how do you know this stuff? So maybe you can become a bird expert like Winston and just be really smart. He knows all the things. Number five hayrides.

Oh, this is a classic fall thing. So people do this in their communities may be a local church is doing it but if there are hayrides around again for the kids they love it. So go do that as a family. Number six a pumpkin patch Family Activities.

Now sometimes this takes a little fee to get in some places charge for you to like walk around and then they charge you to actually buy a pumpkin. So maybe skip out on buying the pumpkin there. You can go buy at the grocery store find a cheaper place but just walking around a pumpkin patchtherejust something about it Family Activities.

It like Christmas time and you go and you like walkthrough like all the Christmas trees like picking your own if you buy real trees, you those people. It just kind of brings in the holidays. And same with pumpkins. Like just go and just smell the fresh fall air in a pumpkin patch.

Dance Party

I am telling you kids this is what I’ve learned it like the small things in life that they just love. So do they love like a nice trip to Disney World? Sure. But do they also love when you like doing dishes you guys just like blast music and you just dance around? I mean my girls are obsessed Family Activities.

They love it so much. So just do it. Just you know relax a little. Have a little dance party. Number eight carve a pumpkin. Yes, that little pumpkin that you bought not at the pumpkin patchbut at the grocery store you know carve it. And this is one thing.

If you not creative like me this is a tough thing to do. Every pumpkin I carve it just kind of looks crazy. And I know they supposed to some of them look crazy but like mine never look good. So get a Sharpie test it out but again fun memories.

Number nine the San Diego Zoo has live cameras on all the animals. So if you are in an area in the country that it is too cold right now to go to the zoo you can actually pull up a link from the San Diego Zoo and watch the animals on your TV.

Effects of the Novel

Again not like you actually there but something to do and it free. Number 10 check out the Novel Effect app. So this adds music sound effects character voices to all your kids; favorite books. So so fun really really interesting.

It makes it really exciting. Number 11 another way to kick up storytimes to watch astronauts read children’s books from space 12 hosts a silly (or scary) movie marathon. If your kids can watch like two movies in a rowyougonna be like the coolest parents ever.

So pop popcorn does s; mores just have some family time and watch some movies. Number 13 plan a Friendsgiving. These are the best. Thanksgiving dinner is great. It usually with your family. We love our family Family Activities.

We all love our families but Friendsgivings are sometimes just wonderful because it just reminds you of all the great friends you have. So plan one. Have everyone bring a dish and enjoy the festivities of Thanksgiving with your friends.

Sunday Drive Goes

Number 14 goes for a Sunday drive. This is something I did growing up and apparently because I asked a few people here would go walk through houses like on Sundays as kids like with my parents. They would like to find a house for the top of the sales and like go into open houses.

Like we would always walk through homes. So I don’t know if it like a thing if the Ramseys were just kind of weird but that something you can do. Just go for a drive. Maybe you see a house you like hey for Fun just go in see how they decorated the place get some ideas.

Number 15 does some fun at-home spooky science experiments. You can go to science fun.organd there are a ton of great ideas for experiments that your kids are going to love. So could be a little messy so prepare yourself. But again for kids, they gonna love you for it Family Activities.

Number 16 create as; mores charcuterie board for girls; night. Yeah, you know charcuterie? We did a little video about this. Oh, cheeses and meats and olives and nuts and jams so good. Well do it for s; mores. So get creative.

Your Heart Desires

Anything that your heart desires when it comes to s; more just lay it out and have some girls over have a great girl; night. Number 17 do a backyard scavenger hunt. Okay, lists for these are everywhere on the internet. So you can do this in your backyard around your neighborhood but go on a scavenger hunt with your kids.

Number 18 gets crafty with leaves. Yep so leaves again are free people. So go get some leaves from the backyard. You can like to glue them on paper. You can like put glue on them do some glitter some stuff sparkle up some leave just a little craft idea for the kids.

Number 19 makes s; mores Rice Krispie treats. Okay, this is interesting. So they like normal Rice Krispie treats except you use Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal which is like the best cereal on the planet. I freaking love Cinnamon Toast Crunch itso good Family Activities.

So you add that instead of Rice Krispies and then you add in chocolate chips and extra marshmallows. Sounds amazing. Number 20 hosts an apple pie or chili cook-off. I make the best white bean chicken chili. And then in Nashville well-known for hot chicken.

Hot White Bean Chicken Chili and it is Literally Everyone Threatens

So now I’ve substituted my regular chicken in that hot chicken and now I have hot white bean chicken chili and it is literally everyone threatens it is This could be in a restaurant. I’m like I know itso good quote. So get some friends and sayhey let make the best chili recipe Family Activities.

Because of chili great for the fall. Itso easy to cook. You just throw in a Crock-Pot throw it on the stove or itso easy. I love simple recipes and you can exchange all the recipes. Number 21 last but not least keep it simple and have a family picnic in the park.

Yes, go find their playground in your are even just a big grassy field just taking your family out of the norm of doing things even mealtime when it just so monotonous sometimes just breaking that and doing something different your kids will love it. So this just proves you can have fun with your family and it can be cheap or even free.

So you don’t have to break the bank this fall. So I would love to hear from you guys on what you love to do during the fall that is free or cheap or inexpensive the above we’ll get some ideas flowing and fall of 2020 could be the best fall yet.