Tips about GDPR

Data is fundamental in order for companies to know what their consumer wants in allowing the company to market to them. Many consumers are happy to share data with these companies in order to receive a better customer experience, as long as the data being shared is consensually given.

What is the GDPR?

On the 25th of May 2018 big changes are happening to the way companies and marketers collect data from European citizens. The GDPR will prohibit the collecting, storing and using their personal data without their consent. This will give EU citizens greater control, privacy and security in regards to personal data. Previously the GDPR affected only companies located in the EU, now it will affect any company that operates within its borders and any of the 28 EU member states.

Regulation compliance Costs

Companies have always heavily invested in marketing and collecting consumer data. With the latest GDPR, they will have to invest more money in order to become compliant with the new regulation. It is expected that the majority of US companies will spend between 1 – 10 million USD to comply with the requirements of the regulations. Some larger companies are estimated to spend over 10 million USD.

Not only will the new regulation have huge financial costs in order to become compliant. It will also present obstacles and an unclear initial period as most companies are unclear as what will be considered as being non-compliant. They will have to wait and see how regulators will assess the penalties.

Noncompliance repercussions

Compliance is nonnegotiable. If a company is found to be breaching the GDPR it will result in huge financial penalties such as fines up to 20 million Euros or 4% of the company’s global turnover. The penalty will depend on which is higher.

Benefits of GDPR

The main benefit of the GDPR is the protection it will provide to EU Citizens personal data. The regulation will also change the handling of personal data as before data breaches could have taken over 2 months to resolve. With the latest timelines, a data breach enforces companies to provide information to the country representative within 3 days and details of the citizen whose details were exposed immediately. As a result data breaches will be resolved much more quickly.

Another benefit of the GDPR is that it will force companies to become better at their jobs in regards to marketing and collecting consumer data as they have to be clear and open with their data collecting methods. This will create a valuable opportunity for companies to rebuild trust with their consumers.


Human Effort: The Ideal Instagress Alternative

Human Effort - The Ideal Instagress Alternative

Now that Instagress is gone, people who chose the automation tool are crying for alternatives. Some continue to resort to bots, while others give up on the journey. Well, you should opt for alternatives instead of raising the white flag.

Spam Comments

One funny aspect of Instagram bots is that most followers and commenters you will get are spam. Take a picture of your new car, and someone will say “Cool picture!” And if you share your dog’s crap, and someone is likely to say “Awesome!” Yes, it is that bad, so you may want to re-think your Instagress alternative properly. Most automation tools only grow your account superficially, but it will never be able to produce a micro-community for you.

Security Breaches

There are hackers out there that mask themselves through a bot program. Some may install undesirable programs on your computer, and others hack your account. If you would like to be safe, refrain from choosing the wrong automation tool.

Potential Ban

Utilizing Instagram automation tools is against the Instagram Terms of Use. Thus, the platform has the right to ban you if you get caught, which means that you will lose all your progress in the end. In fact, the reason why Instagress shut down is that it is against the platform policy. Also, it is possible that Instagram will continue to shut down other Instagram bots. Thus, you may not want to end up in the same fate as Instagress, so refrain from using them.

Human Hands Grow Accounts Better

Some experiments show that growing accounts on your own is much better than letting the bots take over. You get an authentic follower base and the comments on your posts will make sense. Unlike with bots, where you will only have a fake community full of spam.

Instagress Alternatives

The best Instagress alternatives are filters, social media management applications, hashtag monitors, and location monitors. Of course, this assumes that you intend to grow your account on your own. However, if you are stubborn enough to opt for bots, visit The Small Business Blog as they have legit suggestions.


Overall, Instagress may just have gotten what it deserved, since it is against Instagram’s policies. However, one has to think up of alternatives for the bots they used. Well, the best solution is to grow your account on your own. Although there are still other bots that you can use, these are highly discouraged.

How to Deal with Trash Odor

Okay, there’s no way trash is going to smell like scented primrose. Even then, it doesn’t mean that your entire yard has to stink like rotten meat. You see, there are no two ways about it – handle your trash cans correctly, or you’ll have to deal with a pungent smell in your living space. Besides, the bad smell will attract rats, bugs, raccoons, and flies.

But, it isn’t that hard to maintain a convenient trash can while keeping odors at bay. Here’s how.

Use Baking Soda

This is perhaps the easiest way to prevent trash can odours. All you need to do is to sprinkle some baking soda at the bottom of your can or directly into the trash. And, it doesn’t take a lot of effort; just add ¼ cup of baking soda into your can in the morning, and you’re good to go. Other than that, you can use the baking soda to scrub your can to get rid of any stench that may have seeped into it.

Bleach Your Can

When the odor is unbearable, you may have to disinfect your can. While bleach may have an overpowering smell, it is excellent at killing germs that may be causing the trash in your can to stink. It is worth noting, that bleach may damage your can’s finish.

However, with a high quality can, bleaching is remarkably effective. Thus, read reviews to know what to expect with a particular can before spending your cash. Here’s a recommended site by homeowners where you can view a collection of the best trash cans and why they’re brilliant choices.

Use Dryer Sheets

Throw a dryer sheet into your trash can, and you could very well be saying goodbye to odors. And the beauty of it is the fact that you don’t need a new dryer sheet.  Second hands sheets are equally good. The only thing you need to remember here is to replace the sheet once in a while to maintain the fresh smell.

Mask the Odor

You can try to mask the stench from your trash can depending on where you’ve placed it. Some overpowering scents you may consider using include vanilla essence, lemon or orange peels, and mint as well as tea bags. Even though masking odor works, it is relatively expensive. Thus, use this method only when you’re not on a tight budget and don’t mind replacing the scents often.

Bring a Blender Into Your Diet

We all know that to live a long, healthy life, the food we put into our bodies gives us an advantage. The old adage is true: You are what you eat.

Think of your body as a living machine.

What does a machine need to keep running properly? It needs the right fuel, and maintenance. You don’t put milk in the gas tank of your car, or iced tea for oil. You use gasoline for your tank, and oil for oil.

This is the same approach you must have for the food to eat, if longevity is what you seek. This comes down to the food you eat. You can’t eat junk food and expect to lose weight or feel healthy. You have to start being aware of the things you put into your body.

No one said dieting is easy.

It’s a daily decision you must make for yourself. When you get up in the morning, you have to tell yourself to think about the kinds of food you want to put into your body for the day.

Really, food is fuel. It’s energy. But it’s also a social, cultural experience. We have parties, or have been to parties or functions where it’s all about the food. Food makes us feel good. Some people even eat from emotion. This is the danger zone as far as dieting is concerned. When some people feel down, they reach for a brownie instead of the apple.

The way you prepare food for yourself can actually help you diet.

You can eat raw foods, pre-packaged diet foods (which are very expensive by the way), or you can use a kitchen helper like a blender. If you’re tired of the same old food, why not mix it up a little and make a nutritious fruit smoothie in a blender each morning? You’ll save calories, and it will taste delicious.

Blender diets are so popular right now that it’s hard to visit a site like Amazon and avoid running into books about blender diets and blender recipes.

Sites like Blender Friend come in handy, because they help you in your comparison shopping. With so many blenders on the market, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Do you want a simple one that may cost less, but doesn’t have all the features you’re looking for, for your diet?

Make your blender part of your overall diet, not just breakfast shakes. With a blender, you can make pureed dishes, like thick potato soup, pea soup, or chicken tortilla soup. The number of blender recipes you can find is overwhelming, so this will help you transition into a healthier diet.

Be assured, all  blender meals can be healthy, if you choose the right ingredients. You’ll be tempted to make high-calorie milkshakes and dips in your blender, so it helps to write down the low-cal but tasty meals you want to prepare.