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  1. The Correct Way to Charge Your Devices

    Batteries

    Battery life is a big topic in the electronics world these days. Without a battery, your electronic devices become a big hunk of metal junk. Apple has been in the spotlight recently after they openly admitted they slow down batteries after a certain time frame. Even without interference, all devices have a finite amount of full charges, after which it starts to lose its full power. The correct way to charge your devices is simpler than you think. In order to preserve your device's battery life, you need to adopt good charging habits and take care of your batteries storage.

    The Story Behind Lithium-ion Batteries

    The reason lithium batteries lose their juice after a certain amount of time really has to do with their makeup. As explained by Popular

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  2. Ways To Use Your Old Smartphone

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    Out with the old, in with the new. Smartphones don't have the longest lifespan - with users averaging about 2 years for each new phone. And after spending over hundreds of dollars, if not thousands on a new phone (cough, iPhone X), we know it's not the easiest to let go of. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of your old smartphone.

    Alarm Clock

    This one's a given (hopefully). Double up your phone as am alarm clock and set it on your bedside stand. Leave it there while you use your regular phone in bed, and never bother with having to remember to set up your alarm again.

    Digital Photo Frame

    Okay, even though we have our own digital photo frames available, this makes for a quick and easy digital photo frame setup if

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  3. Taking the Perfect Family Photo

    Family

    Taking the perfect family photo doesn't have to be a hassle or expensive. You can take a professional grade photo yourself, even with your iphone!

    8 tips to taking the perfect family photo

    Pick the best lighting

    Lighting can make or break your photo shoot. If it's too bright outside, you run the risk of over-exposing your photos. A great time to take photos is right before dusk. Even on a sunny day, the lighting is soft and has a nice warm tint.

    Use a tripod

    The best way to ensure that your photos look professional is to make sure the camera is steady. Tripods are a cheap, easy way to make sure that your photos are clear and have a steady hand. They also help when you want everyone in your photo and don't

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  4. How to Prepare an Emergency Kit

    Emergency Kit

    Photo by Seattle Refined

    When disaster is about to strike, the first thing that comes to mind is to run. And although this sounds like a terrific idea in the moment, it probably isn't the best action plan. Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time without a given warning, and the only way help these situations is to be prepared. Here are a few pointers on starting an emergency kit to be ready for any natural disaster.

    What You'll Need

    Having enough supplies for at least two weeks is recommended. Make sure you stock up on all of these essential items because you'll never know how crowded stores will be once a warning is issued.

    Food

    • Water - 2 gallons
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