Free the Sound| Sudio Review

There’s nothing that gets me more upset than being in the middle of a meditation section and getting interrupted by external noises. Or even when I’m on the train listening to my own music and the person next to me has really bad quality earphones, so I can hear their horrible taste in music.

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But recently, I found a new pair of wireless earphones with 24+ hours of playtime and it only takes 10 minutes to charge!

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It has an impeccable balance of instrumental tones and noise clarity. I was very surprised with the sound quality and definition, but most of all because every time I listen to music or do my meditation it’s like a whole new experience.

The brand is called Sudio and you can get 15% off by using my code at checkout –  TIGERONAGOLDLEASH15

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You can find the model I’m using here.

And you can check the entire collection here.

Sudio is offering a complimentary tote bag with every purchase at the moment, so hurry up!

Once you try them out please leave me a comment below, I would love to hear about your experience and it gives you a chance to be featured on my Instagram!

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Tips for Keeping a Pet-Friendly Home Clean and Odor-Free| Guest Blogger Zara Lewis

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It is no secret that, no matter how much we love our pets, they can be pretty dirty, and maintaining a clean and odor-free home while they are around is a lot of work. However, it is not impossible – as long as you take enough care to clean up after them regularly.

Find a good location for the litter box

For the majority of people, the litter box is probably the least pleasant aspect of having a cat. And if she’s a litter kicker, there will probably be more mess outside the box than inside it.

This is why, firstly, you should place the litter box on hard flooring rather than a carpet. Why? Well, it is much easier to clean a linoleum, wood or tile floor than it is to clean a ‘stained’ carpet, right? You can both sanitize and clean your hard floor in no more than a few seconds.

Some cat owners even opt to put the litter box in an infrequently used spare bathroom, or even in a bathtub. If your kitty can jump in and out of your tub with ease, this will solve a lot of litter mess, since most of it will be contained in a tub which can easily be rinsed.

Give Mr. Mittens his own blanket

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If there are spaces in your home where your kitty particularly likes to snooze (because seriously, who possibly would like to play or sleep in a fort designed for cats, on which you’ve, by the way, spent your 2 month’s rent probably, when that left corner of the couch is sooo comfy?) – cover that area with one particular blanket that is ‘for the cat only’. This way you will keep your furniture safe from cat hair.

However, make sure you opt for an easy-to-clean blanket out of natural fabrics.

Comb them daily

If your pet allows it of course, but most kittens and dogs enjoy combing. Spend at least 5 to 10 minutes each day brushing their coat. Not only will you two bond and interact, but you will also insanely cut down the amount of hair around the house. Also, brushing sessions improve animals’ coat condition, and speaking of coat, cat owners can say goodbye to the hairball issue.

Invest in a pet vacuum

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It is all fun and games until you find hair in your sealed holiday china set. Luckily for all of us, there is now a thing called a pet vacuum, which contains turbo tools and attached portable devices for cars and stairs. Another solution are those cute handheld vacuums – which are great for upholstered furniture, floors, walls, your life, etc. Much easier than dragging that canister vacuum out of the garage every single day.

Finally, if you don’t want to get rid of carpets and rugs, block your pet’s access to certain rooms that have carpets and rugs.

Control the odor

One way to control the pet odor is to bathe your pet at least every 2 months. However, if your pet spends a lot of time outside, or has skin issues, additional bathing is necessary. Another benefit of regular bathing is the removal of dead skin cells. Also, make sure their beds are machine-washable and wash them at least once a month.

On the other hand, you have to take care of the air as well, since their dander can still float through the air. And that dander can trigger many allergies, which is something you definitely don’t want. This is why it is very important to air out your house as much as you can. And if that isn’t enough, you can also invest in a good air purifier, which is a great solution for keeping unpleasant odors away and keeping the air in your home fresh. Currently, a mold air purifier by Oransi is among the best and most affordable air purifiers, due to its HEPA filter that cleans out mold spores from the room.

Dust as often as you can

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If you develop a weekly vacuuming and dusting habit, you will turn your home into a much more welcoming place for both your guests and your pet. Not just that, spending time in a clean area is both healthier and more pleasant.

Your goal here is to both prevent any kind of illness and to improve the quality of your life and your pet’s life. Clean surroundings are a must at all costs.

Zara Lewis

Contributing editor at Ripped.me

Contributor at TheWellnessInsider

mail: zaraelewis@gmail.com

Royale Cafe| Review

I wasn’t very lucky with the weather the last time I was in Lisbon. It pretty much rain a lot and every day, which says a lot for someone who lives in England.

But I was able to enjoy a sunny afternoon with one of my oldest and dearest friends at Royale cafe in Lisbon and we got to stay outside in the garden enjoying a few hours of sunshine.

Choosing the right place to have a few afternoon snacks in Lisbon has become quite hard for me. Not because of the variety, there’s plenty of cafe places to pick from, but because I feel like they’re all trying to copy each other and the quality of the service is going down. But this wasn’t the case with Royale Cafe.

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My friend and I ordered the Tapa Iberia bread topped with marinated fresh tomatoes, olive oil and garlic along with an Eternal Summer cold tea with mint, cinnamon, cardamom and clove for me, and for her, a delicious cappuccino.

We were tempted to keep ordering that bread for as long as we were there, that’s how delicious it was.

The decoration and ambience of the space is very fresh and relaxed and I can definitely see myself spending here a few summer afternoons this year.

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So here’s one of the not crowded, great food, good priced places that I recommend you to visit in Lisbon during your next stay.

http://www.royalecafe.com/

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