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  • The 3 best travel mugs you should choose from

    There are a huge number of travel mugs available in the market today each coming with different options like a rotating, flipping or spring-loaded lid which makes sure that there is no spilling when drinking or sipping. Below is a list of 3 of the best travel mugs after carefully reviewing a number of them that were considered top on various travel mugs review blogs.

    1. Zojirushi Stainless Mugs.

    This mug is great for those users who don’t like a lukewarm cup of coffee. It excels greatly in retaining temperature levels whether it’s keeping the liquid hot or cold. it is almost leak-proof and is very easy o operate using one hand.

    – Performance.

    After a test that lasted about 8 hours, this mug was able to keep coffee 10 degrees hotter than the next best mug during a test done by experts. Reviews from other users are also very positive where many claim that the mug can retain the temperature of drinks on a whole workday easily. The mug has also been praised for having a leak proof design which has exemplary seals and a secondary sliding lid lock that heads off any spills or dribbles. The reviewers also claimed that the drinks maintained their flavor and did not have any condensation issues. It is also available in 16 and 12 ounce sizes.

    – Ease of use.

    The mug comes with a push button lid which is quite easy to operate with one hand. A lot of reviewers say that the mug is comfortable to drink from and some claim that the lid can poke your face if you’re not careful and others also claim that it can obstruct your vision when driving. It is not safe to wash it in a dishwasher but very easy to disassemble and go about cleaning it with a bottle brush and soap. The mug has a slim easy to grip design but some experts say that it can be too slim for a secure fit in some cup holders. It also lacks a carry handle.

    – Durability.
    During tests, the mug help up well against other stainless-steel items and experts claimed that it only incurred minor scuffs after it was dropped. Reviewers have also been pleased with the durability with some however claiming that the finish should have been more resistant to scuff while others claimed that the rubber seals broke off after using it normally. The mug’s vacuum insulation comes with a 5 year warranty.

    2. Highwave JoeMo TCTea.

    This mug is the best option for users who prefer drinking tea. Reviewers claim that the mesh strainer that is included is adequate enough to keep a lot of tea leaves out of the drink. The double-walled stainless-steel body also helps greatly in keeping the drink’s temperature for many hours. Some reviewers however claim that the lid can be difficult to clean and others go on to say that the push button and screw cap are not commuter friendly.

    – Performance.

    The mug has the ability to keep liquids in it hot for up-to 6 hours. Reviewers also say positive things about its temperature retention claiming that it can retain the temperature of a drink for most of the day. Reviewers also claim that the mug is completely leak proof and it did not spill or leak when experts did their drop and shake tests. The tea infuser performs very admirably by keeping most tea leaves out of the body of the mug. There were no reports of chemical tastes or condensation that leaked into the liquid. The mug has the capacity to hold 14 ounces but experts say that during tests, it only held 12 ounces.

    – Ease of use.

    The mug has a screw-on lid that must be removed before users can press a button to take their drink. Experts consider this process a bit cumbersome. The mug’s body is however easy to hold and fits in various cup holders. Disassembling and cleaning the lid can be difficult as it has many nooks and crannies. it lacks a carry handle.

    – Durability.

    Reviewers have no complains about the mug’s stainless-steel body of which they claim is rugged enough for use. Some however claim that the plastic top is not as durable. Others also go on to claim that there are quality issues like fitting lids improperly and others claimed that the button broke or jammed after regular use.

    3. Aladdin Transformed Recycled and Recyclable Travel Mug.

    This mug is best for users who require a mug that is easy to use, easy to clean, and is suitable for quick commutes. It is very cheap and Eco-friendly and can be cleaned using a dishwasher and also be used in a microwave as opposed to most mugs. It however does not retain temperature for a long time and some reviewers claim that it has leaks. Other reviewers also claim that the flip flop can poke you while you are drinking.

    – Performance.

    The mug has mixed reviews when it comes to temperature retention where some reviewers claim that it does a good job of keeping liquids warm and others say that it dares very poorly. Experts also go on to say that the mug failed various leak tests while reviews from users claimed that it hardly leaked. A few owners also claimed that the mug would retain tastes after long use. The mug comes in 16 and 12 ounce sizes.

    – Ease of use.

    The mug is very easy to use and care for. Experts have found out that drinking from the spout of the flip-flop is very comfortable though some reviewers claim that the latch will at times poke you in the nose. The mug can be cleaned in the dishwasher and is also microwavable unlike a lot of mugs in the market today. Reviewers also liked the grip-friendly design which is contoured but some complained that it is too tall hence not able to fit in some microwaves and brewing machines.

    – Durability.

    Reviewers claimed that the mug is well constructed and felt sturdy when it stood up against daily abuse and several trips in the dishwasher and microwave. Others claimed that the rubber sealing started to wear out after normal use. During some expert review drop test, the mug cracked. It is made of 97% recycled polypropylene and it can also be recycled as it is.

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  • How To Choose The Best Tea Infuser

    When it comes to preparing a cup of tea, you can grab a tea bag, a teaspoon or 2 of instant powder. However, when it comes to making or brewing up a totally awesome pot of tea, only the best tea infuser does the trick.

    Maybe you are wondering, “What is so special about it?” While, tea infuser allows brewing of tea by using dried leaves by holding the tea leaves inside a perforated or meshed container. The water and tea fuse together to form a delightful tea.

    The right infuser will prepare a great cup of tea every moment. Some of the characteristics of a tea infuser are ordinary; others provide special qualities. As you go through this tea infuser review, you will notice useful info like various features and things to consider when buying the ideal infuser.

    Mesh infusers

    These are ideal for those teas where the herbals, tea leaves or other items are fairly tiny. They come in various shapes and sizes. The ones you select will depend on what you will use them in and your preference. They are often in 2 halves that are merged together and have handles while others have chains attached.

    More solid tea balls and infusers

    On these infusers, the holes are often a bit larger and limited in number. This means less contact of tea leaves or herbals with the water. As opposed to mesh infusers, you will likely get a less extreme steep. The bigger holes also mean you should use them with teas with larger leaves and they do not have other stuff in them, such as a lot of spices that could pass via the holes. In addition, they come in other styles like ones shaped like teapots.

    Safety is one of the most important things you should consider when buying a tea infuser. Because they handle hot water, it’s vital that they work correctly so you do not scald yourself. Some infusers offer special characteristics such as handles that don’t heat up. Watch out for any safety character info available on the gadget you want to buy and any instructions there might be about the device such as allowing the drink to cool 5 minutes before pouring.


    Reliability is the other thing that you should consider when choosing your tea infuser. When you want to make a cup of tea, you do not want to have to worry if your machine is going to brew one for you. Some models prepare a good cup of tea constantly while some don’t. Some that have egg or ball shaped baskets tend to be hard to shut and open which can be an issue, so ensure that you buy one that will time after time do what you want.

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  • Features of the best laptop backpack

    A good laptop backpack is important to help you stay portable as well as to be able to protect your laptop. The right laptop backpack gives you an efficient carrying experience as well as keep your computer, accessories and books safe. You also want a comfortable, functional and durable backpack. There are so many different laptop backpack with different features, you should therefore take your time and evaluate the different solutions available for laptops. Here is a list of the different features that one should consider when buying a laptop bag:

    The bags padding

    A well-padded laptop bag is safer for the laptop. Some bags have only a thin layer of padding which is not sufficient mostly for people who travel a lot. Some laptop bags also come with a tough outer shell, which is also protective, but once it wears out, it becomes difficult to carry. Padding protects the bag from damage when it drops or hit by something.

    The security of the laptop bag

    Bags that can be easily opened and closed without requiring any keys or code are easy targets to theft. However, there are some bags that come with locks therefore offering security to your possession as well as the bag. The owners using the keys are the only ones who can access these type of bags.

    The size of the laptop bag

    The size of the laptop bag is common sense however; make sure that you get the right size for your laptop. Some laptop backpacks may be 15 inches but cannot fit a laptop with a 15-inch screen. The sizes available in the market vary and to be safe, you can carry your laptop just to make sure that you get the right size.

    Extra accessories

    The laptop backpack bag should have extra space that can fit your other peripherals like the USB mouse, laptop charger. Some laptop bags come with some nice compartment to fit each of your laptop accessory. This make it easier for a user as they do not have to worry about carrying another bag for the accessories.

    The Swiss gear laptop backpack is one of the best laptop backpack in the market. Its main features are:

    An organizer pocket: This pocket provides detachable key fob and other divider pockets for putting CDs, cellphone, pens and pencils.

    Audio pocket, which has a special pouch for MP3 player and an external headphone port.

    An opening viewing compartment, it is a unique quick recognition window that is designed to accommodate a 17-inch laptop.

    Airflow back system, it is a multi-panel airflow design, which provides maximum back support as well as extra padding for comfort.

    It has extra mesh pockets that are elasticized. They can expand to be able to hold various sizes of water bottles that can be easily accessed.

    The laptop compartment is easy to access and it opens quickly at checkpoints.

    It also has a side accessory pocket and a device pocket.

    It is made of durable weave fabric

    The shoulder straps are designed with more padding to increase comfort when carrying the bag.

    This Swiss gear laptop backpack is very convenient to the user in every way, it also has an eyeglass holder on the shoulder strap to conveniently and securely keep the sunglasses.

    Women laptop backpacks have come a long way from the simple black briefcase to the now classy, elegant yet professional backpacks. These bags are specifically designed for women and they are available in varieties of colors ranging from pink, white, yellow, red, orange to purple rather the common dull color.

    These backpacks comes with unique features and enough room to hold your office essentials, papers, laptop as well gym clothes.

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  • Growing Pains

    The vivid sequence of memory of children’s time that we had no pains but happy .

    from all accounts that everybody alway will be growing and there will be happen to face up to the things that we have no choice but to confront with it and deal it with your diligence head.

    during the process of our growing we meet the happy things and also face up to the unexpect things .
    As the saying goes ways always are more than the problems so as we are growing up especially during we confront with the thing that we won’t want to meet it and so we instantly think the way of escape that for us it’s not a better way .

    there are the number of choices during the process of our growing that we can’t escape because we ultimately still have to undertake it .

    for us the advent of graduation we need to make choice how to hunt for a job what we satisfy and adjust ourselves to the full of fierce society .as the saying goes we can’t choose where we were birth and the family circumstance but we can try our best to change this situation through the hardworking which need pay for much no matter how long it is and the only way to it is diligent.

    Escaping is not the best way to slove the problem which we meet and what we should do is to spare our efforts to find a better way to reslove it .

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  • Going For Quality Hiking Boots

    Footwear is deemed to be the most important piece of hiking gear one can own. A good quality hiking boot safeguards ones comfort and safety in a hike. Making a wrong choice will definitely result to blisters alongside crushed toes, not forgetting sore feet and at worst a rolled ankle.

    The kind of hiking you will be doing has a huge impact on the choice of hiking boot one will make. The boot of your choice should be designed to handle the trail you will be hiking on.

    The characteristics below determine how best hiking boots perform in hiking:

    Boot weight

    The ease at which you will walk will depend mostly on the weight of your boot. The manufacturers of hiking boots are trying to break the ground with regards to creation of lighter boots. This in itself should tell you something.

    Water resistance

    Moisture accelerates development of blisters. Materials that will prevent entry of water to the inner parts of your boots are what to look out for .Fully gusseted tongues the top openings are said to be ideal with regards to water resistance.

    Lateral and longitudinal rigidity

    These two factors offers support to your feet that will guard against ankle twisting, over-bending of feet when hiking on uneven terrain.

    What necessitates the need for quality boots?

    You will be carrying a lot of weight during your hiking which is not a secret. The implication of this fact is you will be putting a great deal of stress on your legs to joints and most certainly your ankles. Good support provided by quality boots help deal with this stress which can strain you and contribute to a horrible hiking experience.

    Moreover quality boots will switch your concentration from thoughts of whether your boots are fit for the hike to having fun while on the hike.

    So what should you look out for when getting a hiking boot?

    Choosing the right boots is akin to choosing the correct backpack for yourself, you can’t tell with absolute certainty if it will still feel like you made the right decision about it 5 days after the hike. Nevertheless the best quality hiking boots will be lightweight to ensure you cover more ground with minimal effort. As a matter of fact the boots should posses such a level of lightness that one should feel like they are part of them and not just another added weight to carry around. This goes a long way to boost your confidence with the hike.

    A great tread grip cuts on the stress that one puts on their back, ankles and legs. Good grip also provides an excellent support to your all body through your feet. This feature is a life saver in slippery trails which can be dangerous since the risk of losing one’s balance is pronounced.

    Water resistance is a big plus for any pair of hiking boots. This ensures that you do not get blisters and quick slips will not make your feet completely wet in wet weather. A leather upper though heavier is considered much more waterproof. Minimal seams in the boot’s design is a good indication of its waterproof ability.

    Durable, this not only ensures you get more value for your money but also makes you complete your hike in good time. Substandard hiking boots will not keep together for a long hike. After awhile it will fall apart or wear off. This can pose a major setback to your hiking adventure.

    Hiking footwear as you will find out can and will take all the abuse the outdoors has to offer. However this tolerance does not cover bad maintenance. It goes without saying that after finding a serious pair of hiking boots its good practice to at least take care of it well through proper cleaning and storage.

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  • Weekly journal

    I am in the department of justice, don’t worry, haven’t done anything wrong, just need to apply for the reentry. The day before yesterday, I got my GNIB card, waited more than 4 hours. Looks like China is not the only place that got most complaints about government efficiency. While I am here waiting and there is a long queue (when I say a long queue, it’s a literally a loooong queue), I might as well write something about my recent life.

    Okay, what should I talk about for a start. What about my study, yeah, I know that is so typical Chinese, always talking about study when neither of us actually studied hard, that is also a lie, sorry, my hardworking fellows. Anyway, courses here don’t seem to get any easier, we are approaching to the end this semester, projects are piling up, haven’t met all of my project members yet, it’s like everything’s been waiting to be done in a month. Good news is, I didn’t have a hard time adapting to the food and weather here, I guess I am just not a fussy eater after all. Some of my friend asked me the ‘exciting events’ after I come here, well, sorry to be the disappointment cause life here is not that exhilarating as I was expecting, home-smurfit-projects-occasional city center feast, it has already became a routine. The purpose of me being in Ireland in the first place is that I don’t wanna have a routine life in China, but guess what, I am having one here. But I have enough work to keep me occupied so that I don’t have extra energy to think otherwise.

    Been offered a part-time yesterday, still considering to take it or not, salary is good, so I was told. I have always dreamed about working abroad, but when the opportunity actually comes, I backed off, I guess everyone would be a little frightened when it comes to deciding the job for a life. Still, the first job won’t define who I am, I’d have plenty chances after graduation. Either way, I shall think about this these two days.

    I have waited two and a half hours right now and there are still more than 60 people in ahead of me. I have been a patient person, my friends can back me up here, but in the end, I guess I was never patient enough. Waiting in such a no ending queue is a pain in my ass, literary, I’ve been sitting on my fu.. chair so long that my ass starts to hurt. But you would never know or expect to meet while you were waiting, so many familiar faces. I’d better stand up and walk around a bit.

    Good afternoon, China.

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