Friday, July 3, 2020

Charles Billingsley to Appear on TBN’s 'Huckabee' July 11 | Christian Activities

Charles Billingsley to Appear on TBN’s 'Huckabee' July 11 | Christian Activities: Charles Billingsley scheduled to appear on TBN’s top-rated talk show “Huckabee” the weekend of July 11 Acclaimed Christian singer/songwriter, worship

Comparing ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs & Physician's Sleep Aid, Both with Melatonin, a Review

Product Review & Comparison: Comparing ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs with Melatonin to Physician's Sleep Aid with Melatonin 

So what do you do when you can't sleep but you don't want to take a prescription sleeping pill? Occasionally I have a little trouble falling asleep at bedtime, usually due to a change in schedule. I don't want to take a prescription sleeping pill for what is typically a mild, temporary sleeping problem. A natural sleep alternative would be nice.

Read my review of these two natural sleep aids at:

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Solar Gloves to Protect Your Hands & Arms for Summer

A collection of solar gloves

Solar Gloves Are an Optional Way to Protect Your Skin in the Summer

Summer is hard on your skin, and that's a fact. Photoaging causes most of the signs of aging to our skin. Dermatologists recommend liberal and regular application of sunscreen during the summer and early fall months to protect your skin from sun damage if you can't stay in the shade. 

Protective Clothing Is a Good Substitute for Sunscreen

However, if you can't stay indoors or under a tree and you don't want to keep up with sunscreen, protective clothing is another option to maintaining healthy skin. Hats, visors, long-sleeve shirts and long pants can protect your skin and so can solar gloves. 

Solar gloves come in many styles, fabrics and colors and provide various degrees of protection for the arms and hands. If you are wearing a t-shirt, long solar gloves will pull up all the way to the sleeve to protect the entire arm. So whether you are working in your garden or working out with a jog or a long hike, solar gloves are one way to keep your hands and arms out of the sun.

Read my review of solar gloves here:

Solar Gloves for Hands & Arms, a Review: While I can't say these solar gloves are fashionable, I can say they have a certain charm to them. More importantly, they cover your arms and...

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Leightweight Levi's Women's Bermuda Shorts for Summer

What's more comfortable on a hot summer day than some lightweight Bermuda shorts? These Bermuda shorts are long enough to protect your upper legs from the sun while still allowing allowing an occasional breeze to cool your lower legs. These Levi's Bermuda shorts are also lightweight enough to make walking, hiking, exercise and sports comfortable. 

Since it's important to get off the couch and get moving for a healthy lifestyle, you might as well enjoy fitness comfortably and in style.

Read my review here:

Cute & Comfortable Levi's Women's Bermuda Shorts--a Review: If you need some new summer shorts, these Levis Women's Bermuda Shorts are cute, comfortable and at $17.96, a decent price. The lightweight...

Women's Skechers Relaxed Fit Reggae Fest Wicker Slip-On Sneakers Review

Summer is the season of outdoor activities: walking, hiking, running to the store, shopping malls, athletic events, festivals and hanging out with friends, If you want your feet to be able to handle a lot of walking in style, these Women's Skecher Relaxed Fit Reggae Fest Wicker Slip-On Sneakers can't be beat for comfort and fashion! These stylish shoes are great for 30-somethings and baby boomers alike.

Did you know?
The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles.
That's not enough to keep your body healthy and to fight obesity. You can work up toward the recommended goal of 10,000 steps a day by walking more wearing these cute and comfortable shoes.

Remember, if you are walking outdoors, don't forget the sunscreen!

Read my review of these Women's Skechers at the link below:

Women's Skechers Relaxed Fit Reggae Fest Wicker Slip-On Sneakers Review: The Perfect Shoes for Summer The Skechers Women's Relaxed Fit Reggae Fest Wicker Slip-On Sneakers are the perfect shoes for summer! I hardly ever give a product 5 stars....

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New Tennessee Coronavirus Stats Announced

New stats were announced today for Tennessee in regards to the Coronoavirus pandemic. Christian Activities takes a look at what Tennessee is doing right and what it is doing wrong in the fight against COVID-19.

As reported on this blog, Tennessee was once listed as the 3rd worst state in Coronavirus preparation. Has the state stepped up its COVID-19 preparations yet?

Read the articles here

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Tennessee Falls to 3rd Least Aggressive State In Coronavirus Preparation

Tennessee is loosing ground in the battle against Coronavirus preparation according to one study. The Coronavirus aggressiveness study indicates that the Volunteer State is not prepared enough for COVID-19 and places Tennessee near the bottom of the list in a ranking based upon preparedness.. 

While many states are taking actions such as closing non-essential businesses, banning small gatherings, and ordering people to shelter in place to fight the spread of the coronavirus, WalletHup feels Tennessee is not doing enough. 

WalletHub released updated rankings today on the Most Aggressive States Against the Coronavirus, as well as accompanying videos. Tennessee has fallen from the 9th Least Aggressive state to 3rd least aggressive state against COVID-19 according to the study. 

To identify which states are taking the largest actions to combat coronavirus, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 46 key metrics. The data set ranges from tested cases of COVID-19 per capita to school closures, ICU beds, and shelter-in-place policies. Below, you can see highlights from WalletHub’s report, along with a summary of the largest rank changes from our previous report and a Q&A with WalletHub analysts.

Aggressiveness Against the Coronavirus in Tennessee (1=Best, 25=Avg.):
  • 45th – State and Local Public Health Laboratories per Capita
  • 27th – Tested Cases of COVID-19 per Capita
  • 35th – Public Hospital System Quality
  • 43rd – Share of Workers with Access to Paid Sick Leave
  • 41st – Total Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Funding Per Capita
  • 21st – Public Healthcare Spending per Capita
Note: Rankings reflect data available as of 2 p.m. ET on March 23, 2020.

To view the full Coronavirus report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:

Click here for my list of  Top 10 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety Tips.


Monday, March 23, 2020

Top 10 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Safety Tips When You Have to Get Out

Many cities and states are now under lockdown, including Nashville. As people start to take Coronavirus more seriously, many are wondering what to buy to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19 when they have to go out shopping for groceries.

While Coronavirus is not deadly in most cases, people over 60 and those with a history of pulmonary problems, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and hypertension are more at risk. I had pneumonia when I was 24 followed by ongoing issues with bronchitis. This means I am more at risk, so I am taking novel coronavirus seriously.

The CDC and WHO both have information on their sites that will be helpful, but if you are looking for a few shopping tips from Amazon that can be applied to other stores, here are some of my personal recommendations. These safety basics may seem overboard to some readers, but I believe in "better safe than sorry."

Top 10 Coronavirus Safety Tips

1. WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY. Always wash your hands after shopping or any interaction with other people or touching any public surfaces. Using soap and warm water, and washing all surfaces of the hands, fingers and wrist for 20-30 seconds work better than hand sanitizer. Wash your hands immediately after opening doors, shaking hands, pumping gas, etc. Better yet, use a paper towel or disposable gloves to open doors or pump gas and discard immediately, and avoid shaking hands to avoid exposure to COVID-19.

2. DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE. Do not touch your face. Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes, like the plague, pardon the pun.

3. COUGH & SNEEZE PROPERLY. Sneeze and cough into your elbow to avoids spreading Coronavirus germs.

4. USE HAND SANITIZER. If you must go out, carry an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with you for times when you cannot wash your hands.
Tips on maintaining social distancing during COVID-10

5. MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING. Practice social distancing. Stay 3 - 6 feet apart from others. Better yet, stay at home whenever possible. To avoid interacting with others, consider shopping online for supplies whenever possible, or use a shopping service to limit your exposure to Coronavirus.

6. DISINFECT SURFACES: Decontaminate after going out with spray disinfectants. Use on your steering wheel and any seats or trunk where you place items. Spray the bottoms of your shoes before entering the house. Alcohol-based disinfectants seem to work well against COVID-19.
Note: Spray disinfectants are not recommended for use on skin or clothing.

7. DISINFECT  CLOTHES. Wear clothes you can wash and dry on the hottest settings. Drop your dirty clothes in the washing machine immediately without touching other surfaces. Wash on hot setting with a disinfecting detergent, put in dryer on hot setting, and put on fresh clothes immediately. Spray the laundry area with disinfectant to avoid contamination from infected clothes.

8. PROTECT YOUR FACE Amazon carries a huge selection of Face masks, but these can be tricky to find. It has been widely reported that only N95 masks work against Coronavirus, and those are hard to find. It is easier to find Level 3 face masks and lower face masks, but even those face masks are difficult to find. I found a Level 5 face mask that said it had an N95 filter layer to stop bacteria, but it sold out before I could post it. Level 5 masks that have or allow you to insert an N95 filter might be decent protection, and they might keep reappearing as new stock comes in, so check back often if you need a few masks.
Note: Please do not hoard face masks. Our medical professionals need them desperately so please stay home and avoid getting out rather than stocking up on masks.

Painters masks also might afford some protection.if you can find filters for them that block organic matter like bacteria and germs.

9. PROTECT YOUR EYES. Since there is evidence COVID-19 can transmit through the thin membranes of the eyes, eye protection is also important. Amazon also carries a wide assortment of Safety Googles, such as these basic safety goggles They also have safety glasses that look like normal glasses if you don't want to look like you are wearing goggles.

Other items to protect the head, hair and face include machine washable baseball caps, shamaghs, nd even face shields,

10. WEAR DISPOSABLE GLOVES: Disposable gloves are also important to have on hand for opening doors, pumping gas, handling trash, and other contaminated surfaces, as well as taking care of sick family members.

List your own Coronavirus safety suggestions in the comments below.


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