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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Delirium (series) by Lauren Oliver

Delirium

Delirium

Book Author: Lauren Oliver

Delirium Trilogy

Delightful Narration + Adventurous Cautionary Tale of a Futuristic World Without Love


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Delirium is a story of the United States in a hypothetical future where scientists have cured love. In this world love is seen as a delirium, a mind-poison, and something to be feared. Men and women are segregated. The USA has borders reminiscent of the German Holocaust or the Berlin wall. Everyone is a prisoner. The procedure is required and at first the lead character is looking forward to it.

"The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don't." Love, also known as Delirium.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Product Review: St. Ives, Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

St. Ives, Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub, 6oz


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5 stars
My little brother first introduced me to St. Ives' scrubs. He has been overseas for a number of years in areas that are not kind to on skin. So, he started using scrubs and face masks to maintain healthy skin and moisturize. One time, when he was home to visit we did face masks and he introduced me to St. Ives. 

Actually, long before the face mask story he had asked my father and I to mail him some of this stuff. Anyway one way or another, my brother introduced me to this product. 

I've always enjoyed using clean and clear products to prevent acne and clear out any unwanted goop from inside my pours. I still use it, but every few days or so I also use St. Ives. I highly recommend the product as a nice scrub to remove dead skin and to clean up. I do not recommend it as a daily scrub or stand alone product, however, my brother might say differently.

I buy most of my household goods on Amazon, because I hate shopping. I have this on auto subscribe. If you are interested, you can purchase St. Ives for around $5-8 on Amazon.

Please note: At the time of this review St. Ives has never sent me free products, paid me to write a review, or given me discount codes. If I'm sent freebies or money I will disclose it in my reviews. I do however receive a few pennies if you click on the images or links provided to help you find this product and purchase it on Amazon. I only get that money if you click the links and then make a purchase. It's not a lot of money and if you like this blog, I hope that doesn't put you off simply because it helps support this bloggers writing habits. 


Happy online shopping and enjoy your clean, fresh, scrubbed skin!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

The Runaway Princess

Book Author: Hester Browne

Romantic Comedy


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A modern day prince charming story. Hapless princess goes through some of the craziest dating twists that only the rich might run into. It's cute and silly. The story leads you on and has you on edge laughing. I love Hester Browne. She is one of my favorite authors, which is why this book earned not only my favorite author award, but also favorite story award.

Power Life Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification Celebration

Today we celebration the end of a path and the beginning of a new journey. 25 yogis-in-training embarked on a certification program 10 weeks ago. I'm honored to be a part of this humble group of teachers, students and friends. I've learned much, and gained many friends. I hope to share some of this wisdom with you soon but today I...

Default Values

Challenge

Choosing which values in a menu should be default. Ever go to a site that has a very small country set as the default value, a country that may not even have internet (or at best makes up .5% of online internet users)? Had the UI/UX Designer thought through the system configurations, you may have filled out that form slightly faster (it’s a convenience factor).

Solution

Most users don’t want to fill out long forms and will go to another site that will make the process easier for them if you make them fill out a ten page survey on their life history. While the default values you choose may not be right, it is better to have a value as an example that can be easily changed than to have an empty field.

Additional UX Considerations:

  • Radio buttons, text fields and drop down boxes should be set to default values that are convenient to the user.
  • These fields should be described in a way that is quick to understand.
  • If a field is mandatory that should be noted.
  • When a user makes a mistake, fills out the form too long, or doesn’t choose an option that is mandatory the fields should be noted in a way that that will direct the user the the issue.

*UX stands for user experience

*UI stands for user interface


About The Author

DesaraeV on Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Personal branding strategist and ui designer with a background in graphic design, SEO & social media. Ruminations on innovation, technology and a few other random hobbys. I love Geekery!

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