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Meal Planning in the Digital Age

Meal Planning in the Digital Age

With the fast paced, busy lives most people lead today it can be difficult to find the time to plan out meals and shopping lists. Fortunately there are services such as Emeals that generate shopping lists for you based on meal plans that you choose. Services like this can significantly lower the money spent on groceries by limiting the impulse purchases that often occur at the grocery store. The selection of meal plans is pretty diverse, and covers many different diets. Options are available for vegetarian meals, the paleo diet, and even gluten free plans.  Once a meal plan has been selected, the service generates a shopping list to take to the grocery store. This can greatly assist in budget planning and keeping grocery costs low.

There are other services available with similar formats. The Six O’ Clock Scramble, Relish, and Food.com are all great alternatives. With an increasingly technology based lifestyle, it seems like common sense to put our PCs to work when it comes to the grocery store too.

The Dangers of Subpar Cables

The Dangers of Subpar Cables

Low quality replacement cables can put home electronics at risk. With the amount of home electronics that consumers use today there is a large demand for low cost cables to charge devices and attach peripherals. Unfortunately, not all cables are made equally. One google engineer has made it a personal mission to test 3rd party USB-C cables and post his findings on amazon reviews for the products. While testing one cable, Benson Leung actually fried the ports on his Chromebook Pixel.

 
While the spare cable market is relatively young, no manufacturing standards are enforced. The best solution to safeguarding your device is to buy quality cables from the original device manufacturer. Though there may be cables available at a lower cost, the risk to home electronics is fairly large. Many of the companies producing these aftermarket cables use substandard parts and don't actually meet the specifications advertised. When unable to purchase original manufacturer cables it is important that consumers are thorough in reading about the cable they are going to purchase. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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