Author: Yngrid Lindores

Jetson Living It’s the era of the smart home

Converting a home into a smart home is all about maximizing the function of your home; this means extra convenience without sacrificing style. Practically everything in a house, from ceiling fans, thermostats, lights and garage doors, can be connected to wifi and controlled via mobile devices or smart speakers. Setting up a smart home only seems like a daunting task best left to the most tech-savvy of people; it is in reality quite straight forward and simple. The first step is to acquire a home hub, which is the central device that connects all other gadgets in a home,...

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Mind the Benefits of a Furry Companion

Good health is a state of complete mental, physical and social well-being. In this day and age, it is near common knowledge that the companionship of animals can improve the state of mind and body of a person. After all, there is no end to the companionship, love and elation a pet can bring to one’s life. Claudia Velez, 24, has a packed schedule: maintaining an apartment with a full-time job while completing online courses toward a bachelor’s degree. She may have a lot on her plate but admits that being a cat owner helps her stay grounded. She...

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Get That Pup In Shape!

  First, is your dog overweight? Ask your veterinarian to evaluate your dog’s size at every check-up. In between visits, as a rule of thumb, you can conduct the “chub pup” test. This is a simple test to tell if your pet has put on a few pounds too many. First, gently feel around your dog’s rib cage. If you are unable to locate the rib cage with just a thin layer of fat separating it from the skin, then you have an overweight dog. There should be a thin layer of fat in between the ribcage and skin....

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Space Coast Makes a Comeback with Reusable Rockets

From the same launch pad where NASA first sent astronauts to the moon, the Falcon Heavy, the first privately owned and reusable super heavy-lift launch rocket took off into space. SpaceX, a company founded and run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, built the Falcon Heavy and sparked a revival of the Space Age. The launch alone had floods of people pouring into Brevard to get a look at this important milestone in spaceflight history. Now, that the crowds are back, the space industry along with Florida’s Space Coast can build on the momentum. Florida in particular is expected to benefit from...

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