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I blog about topics that I'm most passionate about, including technology and healthy living. My articles cover reviews of the products I love, advice, research, how-tos, and insights. For many of my health-related articles, I work with medical doctors to ensure the information I provide is accurate.

How to rank in Google in 2019 - MarketMuse Review

How to Rank on Google in 2019 — A MarketMuse Review

One of the biggest challenges faced by bloggers, digital marketing agencies and online publishers of all sizes is ensuring their content performs well on Google — a task that has become increasingly urgent over the past couple of years. That’s because in 2017, the search engine behemoth is estimated to have referred about 35% of […]

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Top 12 Keto Supplements

Top 12 Keto Supplements You Should Know About

Keto supplements are useful tools that can help you get into and stay in ketosis. I have personally tried keto supplements from all of the categories mentioned below, and found them to be particularly helpful at the beginning of my keto journey — as well as any time my routine changes due to travel or […]

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Best Universal Travel Adapter

The Best Universal Travel Adapters in 2019

I have been traveling internationally for over a decade, and I’ve had a chance to try dozens of travel adapters and plug converters. So I thought it was time to recap my experiences and crown the very best universal travel adapter. As a result, I’d like to present you with: The Top 6 Universal Travel […]

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UniFi Protect Video Surveillance Platform

UniFi Protect Review – Ubiquiti’s Next-Gen Video Surveillance Platform

I have used UniFi Video around my house since mid-2018, but this year I decided to upgrade to Ubiquiti’s next-generation video surveillance platform UniFi Protect. In this review, I’ll tell you all about how I migrated from UniFi Video 3 to UniFi Protect, and what the differences are between these two video platforms. Overall Rating […]

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Danalock V3 Review

Danalock V3 Smart Lock Review

I have used the Danalock V3 for the past few months in my home, and in this review, I’ll share my experience with this integrated smart door lock. Note that Danalock is both the name of a Bluetooth-enabled smart lock as well as the Danish company behind the product. Besides the lock, Danalock also offers […]

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Microbiome - The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Microbiome: The Connection Between Diet, Disease, and Your Gut

Did you know there’s a direct connection between the bacteria that live in your gut, your lifestyle, and your risk of developing chronic diseases? Lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise can change the makeup of your gut’s microbiome. Understanding the relationship between these variables and the bacterial composition of your intestines can help you […]

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Bitdefender BOX 2 in my office

Bitdefender Box 2 Review – Smart Home Cybersecurity Hub

The Bitdefender Box 2 is a smart home cybersecurity hub that protects your local network and all connected devices from malware, identity theft, hackers, and other threats. Cyber Threats and Smart Home Security Most of the time when we hear of network breaches or the theft of sensitive (personal) information, it’s related to large organizations […]

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Nootropics - Cognitive Enhancers

Best Nootropics 2019 – Ultimate Guide to Cognitive Enhancers

When we place our minds over our matter, we achieve the impossible. Yet, this doesn’t erase the humbling fact that the mind is contained by the brain, which, yes, is literally “matter.” In fact, the brain is a complex network of matter that our minds frantically struggle to grasp yet will ultimately fail to master. […]

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Kharbon True Wireless Earbuds: Endurance Headphones Made for Endurance Athletes

Kharbon True Wireless Earbuds: Endurance Headphones Made for Endurance Athletes

Endurance athletes like swimmers, cyclers, cross-country skiers, and runners share a love for pushing themselves to the limit. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a pair of wireless headphones that worked just as hard? Finally, there is. The Kharbon true-wireless waterproof Earbuds are the most durable, comfortable, and longest-lasting headphones for athletes. Most wireless headphones […]

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Legumes provide low nutritional value

What Are Antinutrients? – A Science-Based Review

Antinutrients are a controversial topic among the healthy-eating community, and particularly in the Paleo world. But what exactly are antinutrients? Why are they such a controversial topic? And are they bad for your health? In this article, we’ll explore the science behind those so-called enzyme inhibitors, and I’ll provide clear answers to the most common […]

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best productivity apps for mac

The 27 Best Productivity Apps for Mac in 2019

Here is a list of the best productivity apps for Mac users, based on my personal experience. Since I continuously stumble across new applications and services, I’ll keep adding to it. So bookmark this post and check back from time to time. While you can download or purchase all of the apps I mentioned below […]

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The Truth Behind Artificial Sweeteners

The Truth About Artificial Sweeteners

Artificial sweeteners, such as Sucralose (Splenda) aren’t as healthy as you might have thought and can increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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Wild Zora Meat Bars Review

Wild Zora Review – The Best Paleo Meat Snacks

Review of Wild Zora Meat & Veggie bars, soups, and teas from the perspective of a frequent traveler and Paleo enthusiast.

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Make the right choices, even when eating out

Healthy Eating – The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about Healthy Eating in one comprehensive article with links to additional information and scientific research.

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Do we need Vitamin and Mineral Supplements?

The human body requires vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. That’s why humans evolved on a diet that supplies those essential micronutrients. Yet, 68% of Americans take vitamin supplements. Arguably, because they think multivitamin supplements have health benefits or reduce the risk of illnesses, such as heart disease. Additionally, some people believe that they can’t […]

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PageLines 5 Alternative – Why I migrated to Thrive Themes

PageLines has stopped maintaining its page builder, so I had to start looking for alternatives. I found Thrive Themes and here is the story of my migration.

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PIQO Pocket Projector Review

PIQO Preview – 1080p Projector That Fits In Your Pocket

PIQO is a 2×2-inch 1080p pocket projector promising 200 ANSI lumen brightness, universal connectivity, and 50 hours of battery life. I got a chance to preview this promising gadget, based on the available specifications, while waiting for my review unit to arrive. As with other crowdfunding campaigns, the final product might or might not have […]

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Ample vs. Bear - Keto Meal Shakes

Ample vs. Bear Keto Meal Replacement Comparison

In-depth comparison of Ample K vs. Bear Power Foods. Both are popular Keto Meal Replacement shakes that appear similar but have significant differences.

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WHOOP Strap Review & Comparison to Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been my primary workout companion for the past few years until a friend recommended me to try out the WHOOP Strap 2.0 – a new fitness tracker that is different than anything I have seen before. WHOOP gives you insight into exercise performance, recovery, rest, and sleep in a way that […]

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Naked Meal Review

Naked Meal Review – Premium Meal Replacement Powder

Review of Naked Meal, a new keto-friendly meal replacement powder from Naked Nutrition. While it has only 150 calories, it’s an excellent base for a shake.

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Mujjo Touchscreen Gloves

Touchscreen Gloves for Men & Women – Why Mujjo Makes The Best (Review)

In my opinion, Mujjo makes the best touchscreen gloves for men and women because they look incredibly slick, work with all 5 fingers and keep my hands warm.

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ecobee4 vs. nest learning thermostat

Ecobee vs. Nest – Hands-on Review and Comparison

Hands-on review, comparing the ecobee4 with the 3rd-Gen Nest Learning Thermostat. Also included: The cheaper ecobee3 lite and Nest Thermostat E.

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Diet-To-Go Review

Diet-To-Go Review – A Common Sense Approach to Healthy Eating

Diet-To-Go is a meal delivery service with a middle-of-the-road approach to healthy living. They offer various meals plans, including Keto and Vegetarian.

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Fresh n Lean - Meal Prep Service

Fresh n’ Lean Review – My Experience with this Meal Prep Delivery Service

Fresh ‘n Lean is a meal prep delivery service that has received a lot of mixed reviews. I had a chance to try their Paleo meals and truly enjoyed them.

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Freshly Review – Healthy Meal Delivery with Caveats

Freshly is a New York-based subscription meal service that has the mission to make eating convenient, healthy, delicious, and sustainable.

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Ample Foods Crowdfunding Campaign

Ample Foods Crowdfunding Campaign – Should you invest?

Ample Foods launched a crowdfunding campaign to allow its fans to buy equity via Crowd SAFE securities. But should you become an “angel” investor?

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AirPlay Video Streaming Slow and Jerky feature

AirPlay Mirroring Slow? None of the “Fixes” Work?

If you are having issues streaming videos via AirPlay to your Apple TV and none of the other fixes have worked, I might have a solution for you.

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Ample V 3.0 - Vegan Meal Replacement Drink

Ample V 3.0 Review – New Texture and Better Taste

A side-by-side comparison of the new Ample V 3.0 vs. 2.1. Ample’s new Vegan shake features a much-improved taste and texture, thanks to better ingredients.

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iMac Pro Review and Comparison to the 5K iMac – Upgrade Guide

iMac Pro review and comparison with the 2017 5K iMac and Late 2014 BTO 5K iMac I own to help you decide if the new iMac Pro is worth the investment.

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CavemanChefs Gourmet Paleo Meal Delivery

CavemanChefs Review – Gourmet Paleo Meal Plan Delivery Service

CavemanChefs is a flexible gourmet Paleo meal plan delivery service, featuring premium ingredients and higher than normal shipping costs.

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