Most comfortable bed pillows: The EverPillow and its community give back

Woman enjoying her everpillow from infinite moon

*** Fromgirltogirl.com was provided a sample product for honest review. Opinions are our own. Product reviews are not endorsements. ***


my pillow of choice the curve ever pillow

As I continue my health and fitness journey, I am learning every day how important having a good night’s sleep is to maintaining good physical health. Do you know sleep can help heal as well as repair your heart and blood vessels? Sleep can also help your body keep up a healthy balance of hormones such ghrelin (the hormone which controls your hunger) and leptin ( the hormone that signals you are full). Being aware that my body is always working on supporting my physical health as well as healthy brain function, I wanted to work on improving my sleep environment and address sleep deficiency. That is when I realized I overlooked one essential accessory to my bedroom, a pillow design with my needs in mind.

Briana Booker product review on EverPillow

Being aware that my body is always working on supporting my physical health as well as healthy brain function, I wanted to work on improving my sleep environment and address sleep deficiency. That is when I realized I overlooked one essential accessory to my bedroom, a pillow design with my needs in mind.

Often I have pillows that are too soft or too sturdy. I find myself waking up in the middle night or my mind racing over worries or concerns I rather focus on during the day. Recently, I read up on ‘Why Is Sleep Important?’ from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It was a helpful read and inspired me to research most comfortable bed pillows. Let’s just say I don’t regret the search.

Briana Booker sleeps on ever pillow

Bettering my sleep experience

Since I started researching pillows designed to better my sleep experience, I found the Everpillow by INFINITEMOON. The Everpillow offers customizable fill options, including Latex Noodle, Kapok Silk, and Blend of Both to help sleepers enjoy a soft, yet supportive pillow. Learn more about the pillow fillings.

Most comfortable bed pillows

Why does the pillow filling matter? The filling matters because a comfortable, supportive pillow helps hold your neck exactly where you want. Here are some other great benefits  of the EverPillow:

About the benefits of the EverPillow

  • Chemical Free
  • Super clean pillow – it’s an antimicrobial pillow with a washable option.
  • Naturally cool and breathable … makes it easier to sleep
  • Fully customizable loft and shape.

Fromgirltogirl’s EverPillow Review 

Check out the video below to learn about Fromgirltogirl’s first experience with InfiniteMoon. See more reviews about the EverPillow.

You and EverPillow support those most in need

Even with The EverPillow being a great product, really love InfiniteMoon for the work it does with the Mile High Workshop, a Denver-based job training, and employment program that helps men and women transitioning back into the workforce after homelessness, addiction, and incarceration, get that much-needed new beginning.

I like the idea that every day is a new beginning. When you buy an EverPillow, you really are making a difference in the lives of other people who need a good support system. Check out your EverPillow options and buy now.

I got the Curve EverPillow pictured below:

 

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But there are full pillows available as pictured. I wanted the curve as I often enjoy reading before bed, writing, or getting cozy while watching a good movie or TV show.

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Let us know what you think about the pillow. Would love to hear from you.

 

The EverPillow gives back to the community one pillow at a time

 

*** Fromgirltogirl.com was provided a sample product for honest review. Opinions are our own. Product reviews are not endorsements. ***

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Tech startup AllyUs joins the fight against misinformation

political social media platform for honest voting united we stand

Fake news. Misinformation. Lack of privacy. Political confusion. Yes, all these issues have always existed but in the technology age, it’s harder to ignore them. If we have a hunger for credible news sources, data, and information, where should we go? If we want our voices to matter, where should we shout?

For accurate political information to reach the general population, politicians must try something new because traditional campaigning effectiveness is fading out. One of the best platforms for political messaging and a highly visible digital presence is Allyus.org.

About Allyus.org

Allyus.org is a tech startup which offers a non-partisan platform for:

1. Voting on issues that matter to the people
2. Creating petitions
3. Calling people out on fake news
4. Transparency

In short, AllyUs.org is a political social network designed to help citizens be more involved in government policy decisions while improving democracy. It starts with a voice and ends with a consensus to do better.

What We Like About AllyUs.org

One of the great things about AllyUs is allowing participants to vote anonymously. This creates an environment for voters to give honest feedback and politicians to better mobilize local support. Moreover, when a petition reaches a significant amount of support, it can be sent to the legislator who can make change happen. Learn more about AllyUs by reading How Technology Is Really Going To Change Politics In The Next 20 Years.

Remember:

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves…’ – Abraham Lincoln

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Columbia, Maryland ranks on the top 20 happiest cities in America

International Day of Happiness data in America: Happiest cities to live

International Day of Happiness data in America: Happiest cities to live

Today is International Day of Happiness and the question on the minds of many is whether money really does buy happiness. WalletHub, personal-finance website today released its report on 2018’s Happiest Cities in America. For those from the DC metro area, you’ll be happy to hear I ranked number 12 on the Top 20 Happiest Cities in America.

In order to decide where people in America are most content with their lives, WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities across 28 key indicators of happiness. The data set ranges from depression rate to income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day. See the list below:

Top 20 Happiest Cities in America
1 Fremont, CA 11 Madison, WI
2 Bismarck, ND 12 Columbia, MD
3 San Jose, CA 13 San Francisco, CA
4 Pearl City, HI 14 Scottsdale, AZ
5 Plano, TX 15 Overland Park, KS
6 Fargo, ND 16 Santa Clarita, CA
7 Sioux Falls, SD 17 Glendale, CA
8 Irvine, CA 18 Oakland, CA
9 Huntington Beach, CA 19 St. Paul, MN
10 Grand Prairie, TX 20 Gilbert, AZ

Key Stats about the happiest cities in America

  • El Paso, Texas has the lowest depression rate, 10.3 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Salem, Oregon, the city with the highest at 29.6 percent.
  • Laredo, Texas, has the lowest number of suicides per 100,000 residents, 5.26, which is 5.5 times lower than in Missoula, Montana, the city with the highest at 29.18.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest separation & divorce rate, 16.52 percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 47.65 percent.
  • Overland Park, Kansas has the lowest adequate-sleep rate, 26.4 percent, which is 1.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 50.8 percent.
  • Cheyenne, Wyoming, has the lowest average commute time, 14.6 minutes, which is 2.8 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at 40.3 minutes.

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Why all women need to take self defense: top 8 reasons

Life Insurance by LeCarlo Beaty a basic guide for women safety and self defense

self defense is life saving training

Self-defense. It’s a class everyone should take. Yes, I’m talking to you ladies. It could help save your life or the life of someone you love.

Why do women need to take self-defense classes?

The most important reasons a woman or man should learn self-defense comes down to two things: safety and owning self-protection. There will come times in your life where no one will be around to protect you from harm.

As we get older, we start to explore and do things on our own. We need to value ourselves, know we are special and can depend on ourselves if the time comes. We have to switch from victim to victor. When it comes to self-defense, our number one job is to get back home or to our loved ones.

Looking at a few of the stats

· 1 in 3 – Women murdered by an intimate partner

· 1 in 4 – College women victims of attempted or completed sexual assault

· 1 in 6 – Will be a victim of an attack

· 1 in 7 – Women have been stalked

· 1 in 5 – Teens experience dating sexual/physical violence

· 1 in 3 – Teens report abuse

· 1 in 4 – Have been cyber-bullied more than once

· Age 16-24 – more vulnerable to intimate partner violence

Women between the ages of 16-24 are at the greatest risk of assaults. This is the age range were many young people are going out on their own, starting relationships, and perhaps living on their own for the first time. Unfortunately, many of us do not take any type of self-defense or awareness training during one of the most important phases of our lives. In this age bracket, red flags show up in relationships, but we often don’t know what to look for before the relationship takes a wrong turn.

These numbers alone show the need for women to take it upon themselves to learn how to prevent and defend themselves from these incidents. Learning skills to help build awareness, prevent, avoid dangerous situations, and as a last resort, defend yourself is something that everyone absolutely needs. How much is your life worth to you? Your spouse? Your kids? Your family? Your friends?

Self-defense is real life insurance. No one has a problem paying $300/mo for car insurance for 15 years or cell phone insurance for their iPhone or Android. The crazy thing is that many people don’t have death insurance and there are only a handful of guarantees in life and one is that you are going to die.

With all the science that shows eating healthy and exercising can extend your life and give you a better quality of life when you age, many people still do not do those things either. Health and fitness are life insurance as well. Stop hoping nothing bad will happen. Stop believing someone else will save you. These are false senses of security.

Women are attacked all types of ways, just like men. However, women are targeted more for sexual assault crimes and are victims more in domestic violence incidents and stalking situations.

Why should women take self-defense?

1. Violence can happen to anyone at anytime.

2. Builds confidence

3. Increases awareness

4. Allows you to be a role model to other women

5. It is real life insurance

6. Do it for the people that depend on you

7. Peace of mind

Ready to start your self-defense training today? Check out LecarloBeaty.com to enroll in self-defense workshops, if you are in the Baltimore or DC metro areas. Or read the book Life Insurance: Basic Guide for Women’s Safety and Self Defense, available on LecarloBeaty.com.

Life Insurance by LeCarlo Beaty a basic guide for women safety and self defense

 

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Support #PressForProgress for International Women’s Day 2018

Women Empowerment on International Women's Day 2018

Today is International Women’s Day 2018. To celebrate the occasion, our friends at Carvaka in the UK created an incredible Storymap to showcase influential women from all over the world. It features inspirational quotes, from remarkable women like Deepika Padukone who backed the Indian “My Choice” campaign or Liberian Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who was Africa’s first elected female head of state as well as Janet Mock, an American who has spoken out fearlessly to empower transgender women. View and share the IWomensDay18 StoryMap now.

Women Empowerment on International Women's Day 2018

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Top 10 best & worst states for women in the USA

Women's Rights and Human Rights

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, we acknowledge there is no important time than the present for women to have a voice and be heard. From campaigns against sexual harassment such a #MeToo and #TimesUp to making national news in recent months, women are on the move to allow themselves as well as their communities to be empowered. Our friends at WalletHub recently released a report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women we want to share for situational awareness.

Identifying the Most Women-friendly States

To identify the most women-friendly states, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from median earnings for female workers to women’s preventive health care to female homicide rate.

Best States for Women Worst States for Women
1 Minnesota 42 Texas
2 Massachusetts 43 Georgia
3 Vermont 44 Nevada
4 North Dakota 45 West Virginia
5 Wisconsin 46 South Carolina
6 Maine 47 Alabama
7 Hawaii 48 Oklahoma
8 Connecticut 49 Mississippi
9 Iowa 50 Arkansas
10 New Hampshire 51 Louisiana

Best vs. Worst States for Women

  • The District of Columbia has the highest median earnings for female workers (adjusted for cost of living), $32,355, two times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at $16,843.
  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of women who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 77.2 percent, 1.6 times higher than in Hawaii, which has the lowest at 49.3 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of women living in poverty, 9.4 percent, 2.6 times lower than in Mississippi, which has the highest at 24.5 percent.
  • Alaska has the highest share of women-owned businesses, 22.87 percent, 1.6 times higher than in South Dakota, which has the lowest at 14.04 percent.
  • Massachusetts has the lowest female uninsured rate, 2.4 percent, 7.7 times lower than in Texas, which has the highest at 18.5 percent.

View the full report and your state or the District’s rank now.

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Watch the ‘Broadly’ Horoscope Show on Facebook

Zodiac sign Illustration by Robin Eisenberg
Illustration by Robin Eisenberg

Broadly has launched its new Facebook Watch show titled “The Horoscope Show,” a unique show based in spirituality and news from the stars. You can watch it every Monday, to see a weekly horoscope summary for all signs and hear a discussion on the horoscopes for each Zodiac sign. Broadly is hosted by Brooklyn native, Aliyah Monet, who has a history in spiritual work and plans to use her platform to unify, inspire and inform the art community on astrology.

Check out the first episode below:

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Major exhibition on baseball coming to DC summer 2018

baseball exhibition "Baseball Americana" coming to DC Summer 2018

Library of Congress to Open Major Exhibition on Baseball in Summer 2018

A major exhibition opening in June at the Library of Congress will celebrate baseball as a community, including the people, from amateur players to professionals, baseball diamonds from city lots to rural fields, and places across the globe from Mexico to Japan that have embraced the game. The exhibition is  “Baseball Americana,” which will explore baseball’s gritty roots, its changing traditions, and the game today. It will showcase items that cannot be found anywhere else.

Featured artifacts in the Baseball Americana Exhibition

The Baseball Americana exhibition will include the first handwritten and printed references to baseball in America; early rules of the game; historical baseball images, including a lithograph of prisoners of war playing baseball in captivity during the Civil War and photographs from baseball throughout the decades; familiar players from some of the great collections of early baseball cards; Branch Rickey’s scouting reports; beloved baseball movies and early flickering footage from the late 1800s; broadcasts of iconic baseball moments and rare interviews and clips of Hall of Fame players, including Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson and others. The exhibition is made possible by the Library of Congress Third Century Fund, the James Madison Council and Democracy Fund.

Original content developed in collaboration with ESPN will support the Library’s world-class collections. Statistical comparisons, game trends, video presentations and intriguing stories will explore the art and science of baseball, bridging the game’s storied past and exciting present. Additional artifacts and video footage, borrowed from Major League Baseball, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, and private collectors, have been selected to expand upon storylines developed from the Library’s baseball materials.

The yearlong exhibition “Baseball Americana” will open in late June, just before Washington’s Nationals Park hosts Major League Baseball’s 89th All-Star Game.

“Baseball Americana” will be on view in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C. The exhibition will be free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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The best and worst states to raise a family in 2018

best and worst cites to raise a family according to a WalletHub 2018 report. Picture shows a family of four smiling at each other in bed.

Starting a family or have a growing family? The new year is a good time to find how much it will cost to keep your family healthy and happy. In a new report by the personal-finance website WalletHub, 2018’s Best & Worst States to Raise a Family. People are optimistic about growth in hiring and single-family home starts.

Best and worst states to raise a family

To compose the list of best states to put down family roots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 42 key indicators of family friendliness. In the report, the data set ranges from median family salary to housing affordability to unemployment. See below:

Best States for Families Worst States for Families
1 Massachusetts 41 Nevada
2 Minnesota 42 Georgia
3 New Hampshire 43 Arkansas
4 North Dakota 44 South Carolina
5 Vermont 45 Oklahoma
6 Wisconsin 46 Louisiana
7 New York 47 West Virginia
8 Iowa 48 Alabama
9 Nebraska 49 Mississippi
10 California 50 New Mexico

Highlights from the report

  • Minnesota has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $80,399, which is 1.8 times higher than in Hawaii, where it is lowest at $44,295.
  • Utah has the lowest divorce rate, 16.18 percent, which is 1.6 times lower than in Nevada, where it is highest at 26.57 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest share of families living below the poverty level, 5.3 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 17.4 percent.
  • Mississippi has the lowest average annual cost of early childcare (adjusted for median family income), 6.15 percent, which is 2.3 times lower than in the New York, where it is highest at 14.12 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.18 percent, which is 2.2 times lower than in Mississippi, where it is highest at 9.27 percent.
  • Maine has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 1.24, which is 6.5 times fewer than in Alaska, the state with the most at 8.04.

View the full report and your state’s rank now for more information, including:

  • Most affordable housing
  • Lowest childcare costs
  • Most families with young kids
  • Most violent crimes per capita
  • Lowest percent of families in poverty
  • Lowest divorce rate

 

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Israeli government bans 26 activists groups for Palestinian Rights worldwide

On Sunday, January 7, 2018, the Israeli government released a list of six US organizations and 20 organizations worldwide whose activists will be barred from entering the Israel because of their support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) in favor of Palestinian rights. What can we do about it?

Join us in calling on influential Senators Chuck Schumer and Ben Cardin to denounce this outrageous ban and tell Israel to lift it immediately.

As Americans, we have the right to voice against repressive Israeli policies because Israel gets over $3 billion of our tax dollars every year.

The six banned US groups are:

  • American Friends Service Committee
  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • CODEPINK
  • Jewish Voice for Peace
  • National Students for Justice in Palestine
  • US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Stop the oppression and violations of international law against the people of Palestine. Challenge Israeli policies of occupation and apartheid.

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