I found TikTok during the first lockdown and what started off as aimlessly scrolling through people dancing has now become quite useful. Because I’ve found the useful life hacks side of TikTok. And I just had to share this one – if you have a MacBook and AirPods then here is a handy trick that can make sure you never lose them again.
Your MacBook has a magnet in the left-hand corner of the screen which allows the airpods to stick to them. So if you’re getting up from your computer and just need somewhere for them to hang for a while, that’s it. In fact, the AirPods case will also stick to the screen too.
Now, I feel I should add a quick warning. Reading some of the comments on the original post people are concerned that doing this will result in a cracked screen should you close it whilst the pods are attached. SO, if you do this, please do remove the pods before closing the lid.
I love a good vintage ad. No only for the styling but also, it’s interesting to see how people viewed certain foods and drinks – especially when it comes to coca cola. But it’s even more interesting now, with the start of the sugar tax to see just how much sugar was pushed as a health tonic.
In fact, that’s exactly what coca-cola was when it was first launched, a brain tonic that supposedly cured headaches, anxiety, indigestion, addiction and depression.
It just goes to show that since the marketing companies took control of the food industry, we’ve been told that we need things like coke, chocolate – and in the case of some of these adverts, even cocaine, to give us energy and make us feel better.
What do you think?
What do you think – any vintage ad’s that stick in your mind?
I’m planning some BIG changes for this blog. February for me is all about getting centred, getting organised and moving forward with some pretty big plans. Does anyone else use January to mess around a bit before really throwing themselves in to the new year?
Here are some interesting bits and pieces from across the web…
If you like BUTTERED TOAST then you should try a California Chardonnay for more amazing tips for choosing wine then checkout Joanna’s post.
Want to eat less meat? It’s easy with these 16 great vegan recipes from Cookie & Kate.
The Cosmedic Coach is my hero. She’s working hard to campaign for safety in beauty. Check out her latest post on the great vitamin IV debate.
I have SO much time for Beth Reacher, you ALL need her wise words in your life. This post on how things have to fall apart so that better things can fall taught is just so spot on at the moment.
Chickens are closely related to dinosaurs, and other insights from the new bird family tree > OK so I was initially drawn to this because of the flamingo pic (I <3 flamingoes) but turns out its a great read too.
There’s been LOADS of talk about Vaginal Steaming lately…Gwyneth suggests on goop.com that women steam-clean their vaginas for extra energy, to rebalance female hormones and for a squeaky clean uterus. This writer in The Guardian explains why that’s a BAD idea.
Meet Mr. Money Mustache, the Personal-Finance Blogger Who Wants You to Spend Like You’re Poor.
So, it’s been the first full week back at work after the Christmas break…how’ve you coped with it? I’ve not done too badly, I’ve stormed ahead with a HUGE writing project and I’ve also been updating my e-course #YBYW ready for round two.
Anyway, here are some reads to ease you in to the weekend! Enjoy…
This is interesting from Emma Barnet and I’ll definitely be tuning in to her radio 4 documentary on Sunday (11th Jan at 1.30pm) when she explores “Mindfulness” and why are so many of us living lives we feel unable to cope with?
I am SO glad Jamie Oliver is on the case about misshapen fruit and veg. The thought that perfectly good veggies are thrown away and not sold because they aren’t perfect drives me mad. it’s 2015 and people are still in poverty in this country, it’s time to get real and stop the waste.
Well December has shot by! I’ve had a bit of a blog break – well, kind of, I’ve still been working on the redesign, the podcast and the second round of my E-Course Your Blog, Your Way. OH and I’m also working on a self love challenge for January, if you fancy going me then sign up to my newsletter (over there >>>) to be first to know the details!
So since you’re all hopefully still snuggled down, eating chocolates and watching crap festive TV, here are a few brilliant reads to get you through the next few days…
Well first of all, I watched Gone Girl last night and can I just say – WOW!!! It’s one of those films you just keep thinking about! Anyhow, if you too liked Gone Girl (which by the way, the book is just 99p on Amazon at the moment) then Harpers Bazaar have compiled a list of 15 psychological thrillers you may enjoy.
This casserole reheats perfectly and will keep for at least five days in the fridge
I’ve been so lucky to have travelled to Cuba several times since 1999 and also travel across the Island taking in all those non-tourist spots. Cuba is one of my favourite places on earth, until you go and experience it for yourself (and I’m not talking about drinking Cuba Libre on the beach – although that is fabulous) then you’ll never know just how wonderful the Cuban people are. So this Associated Press piece about whether the diplomatic thaw between US and Cuba open the market for hotels, coffee chains and burger joints is really interesting.
Great post from Bangs and a Bun about how you can’t move on to the year ahead without addressing what happened in the year you just lived.
Such a busy week, I’ve been compiling a gift guide for the insatiable Maison Du Vann, I’ve been working on my new website design and then to top it off, I’m launching a new 21 day pre christmas plan to help other fabulous women feel great in the run up to Christmas. If you’re interested in finding out more then make sure you sign up to my news letter ——>
So this week’s live, work & eat better on a weekend…
Texting neck: why your smartphone is bad for your posture. Apparently weight on head of walking while texting is like having four bowling balls stacked on your head.
I know I’m going to be offending people here, but I’m not a HUGE cheese fan (I know, I don’t really like bacon either) but I do love a cheese toastie and a bowl of tomato soup on a cold winters night. Here’s a tip on the ultimate grilled cheese.
Seriously, what’s been up with the weather? It’s been more like summer than Autumn! I’m working on a new design for this website at the moment so I’ve not had much time to get reading, therefore only a short LWE this week…
A bit late with this week’s link love, because I’ve been way too obsessed with my new fish tank. I will obviously share more about this at a later time but suffice to say I’m slowly turning my new home in to a zoo.
I’m actually thinking about switching this live, work, eat better post to newsletter…what do you think? If you’re not signed up then you can do so here
Ageing is a huge topic this week. Especially with all the hoo-ha over Rene Zellweger and her alleged plastic surgery. So this interview from Rita Wilson on life after 50 is a must read.