Are online surveys worth your time?

Online surveys can earn you a little bit of cash on the side in your free time. Is it worth it? Online surveys aren’t for everyone. There are multiple online survey sites that offer payment through pay pal, check, or gift cards. Certain sites have a better reputation than others but each work the same way. Dont expect to make more then a few dollars a day off each site at most however you can earn bigger bucks doing a special survey such as a in store survey. I find these to be rare and have never used a site that offered high paying surveys. 

A few decent sites/apps that I have used are inbox dollars and quick thought surveys. They are both available as apps on a smartphone or as regular websites. The good news with inbox dollars is that they can send you a check once you hit thirty dollars. You can make up to around 75 cents per day watching videos and stratching off the bonus tickets that often appear after each video. The money earned is credited to your account the next day. If using the app the navigation buttons are always on the bottom of the app. This makes accidentally backing out of a survey possible so be carefull.

You also receive usually around one or two paid emails a day which are worth two cents each after you confirm them. You can earn up to fiften cents a day using the their search engine if you search daily. The main source is surveys. You can earn anywhere from twenty five cents to two dollar’s on average usually on the lower side. It can be a little frustrating since alot of surveys have strict criteria. Combined with all this and you can make up to a few dollars a day if consistent.

Quick thoughts is one of the first survey apps. You usually earn a dollar or sometimes more for each survey you take however with quick thoughts you can only redeem ten dollar amazon gift cards. This shouldn’t bother most people because for a survey site, you can rack up money quicker then you would think. You can make anywhere from a dollar to seven dollars a day. If you dont qualify for a survey you still earn ten cents for trying. I’ve made nine dollars in a day before and qualified for most surveys. 

So is are online surveys worth your time? In my opinion they can be. If you treat it as it is and be patient you can really save up a decent amount of money on the side. However if interested it’s fair to say that you should try it out for yourself and see if you think its worth your time. 

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Is fast food that bad for you? 

About 25% of americans eat fast food more then twice a week. Everybody eats fast food at one point or another. It just depends on how much you eat and what you eat. If you consume fast food more then once or twice a week that’s probably more then you should. Not everyone has a perfect diet however eating fast food consistently is not one of the healthiest choices. 

Fast food industries scored a 48 out of 100 for the Federal Nutrition Guidelines for Americans. Fast food usually has a high amount of calories, unhealthy fats, sugar, and sodium. Fast food also contributes to obesity. Eating fast food once in a while isnt nearly as bad as multiple times per week. Fast food restaurants usually dont focus advertisements on healthier eating options however restaurants menus do a have a selection of healthier options that are sometimes overlooked. 

So if you decide to stop by a fast food restaurant once in a while say maybe one to three times a month while regularly eating a somewhat healthy balanced diet, then I wouldn’t worry too much especially when you have the option to order healthier options. So yes fast food is bad for you no matter how you look at it but consuming it every once in a while isn’t terrible. 

What is a Firewall?

A firewall is a security device that filters information (packets) entering and leaving a network. A firewall is often installed inside of a router making it a non separate device as well as pre installed with a operating system. A secure firewall can prevent malware such as worms from infecting a network. It is always recommended to have a firewall in place. A network without a firewall is very dangerous and can infect the computers on a network alot easier. 

The user can ajust the firewall settings to their preference. You can control who can connect to the internet, what kind of content can be accessed, and what kind of connections can be made. You can allow only certain websites to be accessed by your computer as well as only allowing certain websites to access your computer. You can also block or disable ports. 

Using a firewall with windows is a must. Windows uses .exe files which run in the background. If you have malware it can be ran in the background as a .exe without you knowing about it. However a firewall is generally not needed for a smartphone such as android. Android uses .apk files for apps so you have to grant permission for the malware to be installed. As long as you use the google play store for apps and not other sources a firewall is not needed. 

Even though smartphones dont get infected with malware that often, anti-virus can still be used just for precaution. A firewall is a very important part of internet security and should not be overlooked. 

What are browser cookies? 

Website cookies aren’t edible like the ones you bake. They are issued to user’s who visit websites so that the website can remember login information and user browser habits to better display ads so that when you return to a website the website will remember it’s you based off the cookie it issued. Almost all legitimate websites will have a cookie policy explaining how they collect information.

Cookies are usually safe and are not considered malicious. However third party cookies are for the most part unnecessary and can be used for malicious purposes depending on who they were issued by. You can disable third party cookies in browser setting as well as block pop ups and other security options. You can send a do not track request if you wish.

Third party cookies can track and then sell your information. This happens with normal cookies to better display ads according to your interests. The bad news is that with third party cookies the ads and spam email you may receive are usually unwanted and can lead to malware infection. For example clicking on a spam email link which can possibly steal your information. In general third party cookies are not needed and can be disabled.

You can clear all your cookies or delete certain cookies as well as browser history and data in your browser settings. Please be aware that clearing cookies will log you out of most websites so make sure you remember each password. You can also disable cookies completely however alot of the websites that you probably use require cookies to use.

As long as you dont accept third party cookies or go to possibly malicious websites, cookies are relatively safe and are essential for web browsing. 

Today was decent

So today I spent pretty much the whole day doing online surveys and a few blog posts. It didn’t feel like much else which is fine by me. My recent mma vs boxing post is on page three of google and Two of bing. Hopefully they go higher up but for now that is great for me. 

I paid for the personal plan where you can apply for wordads after sometime. I wanted to start blogging asap so I felt like I couldn’t wait to pay for the premium plan with access to automatic ads, I really hope they accept me after I get enough traffic. Something tells me I shouldn’t be worried so I’m just going to go with it.

I already have a Facebook page that I’m slowly building. At some point I do plan on making a youtube channel. So aside from waiting everything seems to be going quite well. Any questions that you think I may have the answer to feel free to ask. 

Is MMA safer than boxing?

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MMA has become increasing popular over the last few years. MMA may seem dangerous at first glance but did you know that MMA is safer than boxing? There has been a lot more serious and fatal injuries reported in boxing then in MMA. There are rules in MMA that keep the fighter safer.

Different sized gloves

The size of the boxing glove makes a difference. Since the glove is bigger and has a lot of padding more impact is absorbed to the head of the opponent. In MMA the glove is a lot thinner making alot more direct contact with the persons fist. This doesn’t disperse as much impact to the head which makes the MMA glove safer.

Standing eight count

In boxing there is a standing eight count. This rule gives fighters eight seconds to get back up after they’ve been knocked down by a punch. The problem with this is that a boxer can suffer a concussion and then get back up a few seconds later to fight. Getting knocked out after already having a concussion can be very dangerous.

Of course somebody can suffer a concussion while fighting in MMA and continue. However in MMA when the fighter is knocked out or unable to defend themselves the fight is usually stopped. This makes the rules in MMA safer.

Shorter rounds

In MMA the rounds are shorter. Pro MMA has three five-minute rounds or five five-minute rounds for championship fights. In pro boxing the rounds can be anywhere from four to twelve depending on experience. Twelve is for championship fights.

Striking, grappling, and submissions

In MMA kicks and knees are allowed. This means more areas can be targeted such as the midsection and legs resulting in less strikes to the head as opposed to boxing which is just punches.

Fights have been won in MMA before by not throwing any strikes. The grappling aspect of MMA allows a fighter to take the fight to the floor. Once on the floor a fighter can win by tko or submission. This also makes MMA safer than boxing.

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At the end of the day MMA seems to be significantly safer than boxing for a few reasons.

What is your favorite season?

There are four seasons in every year. For me I think Fall weather is the most desirable. Im not a huge fan of the summer night heat. If I had to choose between winter and summer I think I would go with winter. Although I dont like alot of snow I still dont mind winter. I feel like the colder weather suits me alot better.