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Parents Who Need a Bike Trailer and Stroller Can Now Get Two-for-One

More and more millennials are embracing an active, car-free lifestyle. Many of them are also at the age where they’re becoming parents. It was once thought that having kids meant having to go out and buy a four-door vehicle, but today’s millennial parents are proving that assumption false, investing in child bike trailers instead. Now, parents who need a bike trailer and a stroller can find both in a much cooler package: the stroller bike.

Stroller bikes are a relatively new product on the market, with the (now-defunct) Taga Bike and the Wike Salamander being the two that stand out. The Canadian-made Salamander recently made international headlines when it took home the EUROBIKE Gold Award. It probably won’t before these bikes become a common sight in bike-friendly cities.

What exactly is a stroller bike? In short, it’s a combo between a stroller and a classic, Dutch-style bike with an attached child bike trailer, designed to convert from bike-mode to stroller-mode as the rider moves indoors from the street. The design makes it much easier to bike to the store with your kids in tow, since you don’t have take them out of their seat or to deal with locking the bike up. Both are definite advantages for active parents, especially if you live in a bike theft hot-spot like I do (and I would definitely be paranoid about leaving a sleek thing like this chained up outside!)

While this model is built with children in mind, I could see myself using a Salamander stroller bike for other purposes as well. Since the child seat is removable, the bucket-style trailer would work great as a shopping cart. And there’s nothing stopping you from using it as a doggie stroller (except perhaps dignity).

The Salamander retails for a hefty $5,000, but the price makes sense relative to other specialty bicycles. Right now, stroller bikes are brand-new and primarily marketed towards hardcore bike enthusiasts. But as more parents who need a bike trailer and stroller become aware of this option, and the Salamander’s competitors catch on, I expect Wike to roll out a range of models at different price points (as they have for their bike trailers.)

5 Simple Hacks To Maximize Your Space

Small houses and apartments are extremely popular at this moment. But, on the grounds that you live in a little space, it doesn’t mean you need to feel like you do!

Remaining sorted out and discovering space for the greater part of your stuff in a little home can appear to be relatively outlandish, however in the event that you get imaginative with how you design your furniture, use the majority of the vacant vertical space, and put resources into a couple of accommodating items. You may very well find that you require less space than you might suspect with these cunning little space hacks.

  1. Evaluate the area you have – Never divide the space

You can characterize zones with various capacities, without putting dividers into an open space. The most basic and reasonable route is to utilize a few floor coverings or mats under the dining space, sitting territory, resting or working space. Utilizing the floor to characterize the specific regions enables you to keep the upper piece of the open space free and unified.

  1. Place mirrors deliberately

Mirrors are known as renowned space amplifying hacking instruments. Notwithstanding, they ought to be set in a place where they can reflect light or give the fantasy of profundity. So abstain from abandoning them confronting a dull chaotic corner of your flat.

  1. Utilize foldable furniture

Consider the surfaces you don’t have to utilize constantly and consider making them foldable or expandable. Tables, work areas, pressing or cutting surfaces can be a couple. Vertically position the divider or tuck behind other furniture when not utilized.

  1. Raise your furniture to make a space underneath

By raising the bed even a couple of inches, you acquire capacity underneath. Make a point to make an arrangement of cases that fit the entire surface or a custom-constructed enormous cabinet, so the under the bed region looks slick and stays dust free. After the bed, which is most likely your greatest furniture and gives more space to capacity, you can proceed with different things of furniture, including end tables, dressers, wardrobes.

  1. Put stuff you need to hide behind blinds

No compelling reason to stress over stuff you have no place to place or things you require day by day and can’t store away. Make a basic window ornament to shroud them when fundamental. Pick a shade that matches whatever remains of the space to stay away from visual mess or run direct inverse with a striking print to include intrigue.

Drug Testing on the Job

There has been much controversy over the years regarding the issue of employers drug testing their employees. Workers feel that this is an invasion of their privacy, which has nothing to do with the time they spend in the workplace. On the other side of the coin, companies argue that drugs do not magically leave a person’s system once they step on to company property. There is also the question of workers taking illegal substances while on the clock. Impairment not only affects accuracy and timeliness, it can also create safety hazards that can threaten not only the person in question, but also others.

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Do businesses need a standard drug test for employment? Making that part of the interview/onboarding process would help to weed out chronic drug users before they have a chance to join the team. A standardized test would also ensure that the same procedures and steps are undertaken at each company, thus helping to guarantee accuracy and fairness.

Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada on July 1st of this year, which creates a conundrum for employers. There is the good chance that easy accessibility will increase usage among the population, at least for a brief period, before people decide whether they wish to make marijuana a regular part of their lives. That means the potential for more workers coming in impaired. Of course, alcohol is also legal and there is always the chance of someone being drunk on the job, but recreational pot is still untested waters for many companies.

One solution is workplace drug testing at DriverCheck. This company has a long history with many notable clients and is well-respected for their accuracy. If you are interested in adding drug testing to your company’s onboarding procedure, or wish to test regular employees on occasion, they are an excellent choice to consider.

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Hannah And The Talking Tree

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Hannah was born with very big ears. One day she goes into the forest and find a lonely tree – a tree that can talk. She shares her stories with him, and decides to help the lonely tree. She goes into town, tells the tree’s story and asks the people for help to plant new trees.

What Makes Me Happy

Compilation of interviews and essays about ‘Happiness’. What makes people happy and why? Voices of people who have found happiness, or are you struggling to find it.

‘What makes ME happy’ is an uplifting, emotional book about our path to happiness.