Great Gift & Self Care Products For Men

The days of shaggy beards and straggly hair are over. Male grooming is a big thing these days, and companies like Blind Barber, Anthony, and Detroit Grooming Co have built that businesses on the modern male’s requirement for great hair and skincare. So let’s look at what’s available, and what you need, to be the best groomed man in the room.

If you have a beard to look after you can’t just snip the end every so often. You really do need a beard trimmer to give it some definition and keep it from getting straggly. You’ll also need a good small pair of scissors and a comb, particularly for keeping your mustache looking good.

Your beard, like your hair, needs nourishment as well as cleaning. That’s why many men use a beard conditioner; if your beard is scratchy, try some out and you may be surprised  what a difference it makes.

Your skin needs care as well. This is something men traditionally have not done, and most moisturizers on the market were aimed at women. But there’s no excuse today; there are loads of good moisturizers aimed at male customers. You’ll need to find the right moisturizer for your skin type, particularly if you have oily skin or dry skin; and remember that your skin can change its character over the years, becoming drier, so you might need to take that into account at some point.

Your skin needs care as well. This is something men traditionally have not done, and most moisturizers on the market were aimed at women. But there’s no excuse today; there are loads of good moisturizers aimed at male customers. You’ll need to find the right moisturizer for your skin type, particularly if you have oily skin or dry skin; and remember that your skin can change its character over the years, becoming drier, so you might need to take that into account at some point.
A good moisturizer should also come with sunscreen of SPF factor 30 upwards. It reduces wrinkles and also reduces the risk of skin cancers, so it’s not about looking good now, it’s about still being here and still looking good in a few decades’ time. Try brands like Aesop, Jaxon Lane, or Lab Series.

You should also remember to use a good moisturizer or cream on your hands. While you don’t want your finger pink and baby-soft, having flaky, rough skin on your knuckles is not masculine, it’s off-putting. And get a good pair of nail scissors and a file – again, you don’t need a full-on manicure and nail job, but having neatly trimmed nails should be part of every man’s basic grooming routine.
You should make a practice of giving yourself a good face scrub every week or so, too, to get rid of dead hair cells and stimulate your skin. Bullfrog and Tom Ford make good exfoliating scrubs, so treat yourself. You’ll feel great afterwards.
Use a good shampoo, and remember to use a conditioner – without it, you’re going to dry your hair out. And know what hair products you need and what you can – and even should- go without. Unruly hair needs wax or pomade; don’t use it on fine hair, which needs oil-free, matte finish. Plus, it goes without saying, don’t skimp your visits to the barber.

Yes, the barber costs money. So economize by looking for discounts on your grooming products. Why not take a look on Vipon for deep discount offers on Amazon products? Then you can get a great new haircut to go with the great new products!

Gardening without a garden

If you were born with green fingers, but you live in an apartment or a townhouse with only a tiny yard, you may feel you’ve missed out on the chance to have a garden. But gardening without a garden isn’t impossible – you just need to find the right plants and the right way to grow them.

An obvious first start for many people is window boxes. Use a box as deep and wide as you can fit; that will help keep water in the soil and stop it drying out too fast. Window boxes are heavy, so make sure they are firmly attached to the window sill, or fixed on brackets, particularly if you are on an upper floor.

Some people use window boxes just for summer flowers, but you could have greenery all year round if you plant ferns, or evergreen plants such as alpines. You could also use window boxes to grow herbs, and even strawberries in summer – not having a garden doesn’t stop you growing your own food.

You can use your indoor windowsill too, of course. Because it’s a warm and sheltered place it’s a good home for succulents and cacti, which you’ll want to grow in a dry medium (mix compost with grit). Mix different styles of pot for a good display – you can even use teacups for the smallest plants!

If you have a balcony or a tiny yard which has been concreted, you can grow plants in containers. Use your imagination and there are some fantastic possibilities. You could try training climbing plants up the wall, hanging small containers on the wall or having them in tiers on a stand, or even hung from the rungs of a ladder to make a tiny herb garden. If you have a reasonably large watertight container you can even grow waterlilies. A strawberry pot lets you grow strawberry plants in several pockets on the side of the pot, making it easier to pick the fruit.

Bigger containers will let you grow small trees, or tall herbs like rosemary. Or you might decide to get slates or shallow pots for bonsai landscapes – though those take a lot of care to grow well. Use mosses, ferns and other evergreen plants to keep your ‘un-garden’ looking bright even in winter.

A terrarium is a fascinating indoor garden – start one in a bottle, a fish tank, a special terrarium vase, or even in the glass coffee jug from a filter coffee machine that’s died. Because a terrarium is pretty self-contained, it won’t need watering too often, and just needs a little liquid fertilizer from time to time.

Some plants don’t even need soil. ‘Lucky bamboo’, moss balls, coleus, spiderwort, and sweet potato vine will grow in just water – so will hyacinth bulbs; some plants will grow in air alone, though they’ll need a good soak in water for half an hour or so every week. (In nature, they live in conditions of high humidity and get what they need straight out of the mist.)

So the thing you really need is to get the right pots. Galvanized containers look beautiful against greenery, while glass vases can hold a cactus at the bottom in very little soil, while the sides protect the cactus from drafts (and you from the cactus!). ‘Pocket’ style pots are made to hang on a wall; some people prefer classic terracotta, others, blue or celadon glazed pots.

Take a look on Vipon to see what kind of containers are available at a discount right now, and get your garden-without-a-garden started!

What is your favorite plant? Comment down below to let us know! You might have a chance to win our garden kit!

Home Storage Top Products & Ideas

Most of our home storage is made for three kinds of things – soft things that hang up, like coats or kitchen towels, hard things that can be arranged in rows, like DVDs or books, and anything that will fit in a drawer. If you have a guitar, a canoe, or a bicycle, you have a problem – particularly if you live in an apartment.

But the good news is that storage solutions do exist. For instance, there are some superb bike storage systems that will use the wall, or if you have a high ceiling in one part of your home you can use a ceiling rack. Even the simplest of wall hooks stops bikes slipping over or the pedals sticking out – pet hate of anyone who has ever hit their shins on a pedal when they forgot about the bike parked in the hallway.

Guitarists have a huge number of solutions available. Hanging guitars on the wall can be one, but it’s as practical when you want to play as a floor stand. The standard floor rack is an A-frame for a single guitar, but you can get multi-guitar racks too. On the other hand, if you have a toddler, or pets, a wall rack will keep your guitar out of trouble.

Shoes are less bulky, but equally awkward. Fortunately shoe racks of all sorts offer a solution. You can get hanging shoe racks that will fit in your wardrobe or behind a door, in cloth or in metal (the latter is a bit easier to clean). Some wooden and bamboo shoe racks are stackable, so if you run out of space, you can just buy another one. For boots, buy boot hangers which will keep them out of the way and stop the sides of the boots getting wrinkled.

If you love the great outdoors, canoe racks will ensure your canoe is stored safely, taking up less space than using a pair of sawhorses. For a sporting family, four-on-a-wall racks are available. For fishing aficionados, fishing rod racks will keep your rods and gear safe out of the way, too.

If you have kids, you’ll know that toys are always difficult to keep organized, even if you haven’t yet had the experience of treading barefoot on a Lego brick. Throw-and-go is the best approach, with stackable open topped storage bins.

And what about your collection of vintage purses? Not all of us have a walk-in dressing room, but you can choose a place to install a hook board or coat rack or two, and put them on display. Purses at the top, totes at the bottom, and you’ve got it made.

Some of these storage solutions run into the hundreds of dollars, if you go for a custom-made solution. But often, there’s a much cheaper alternative that does the job equally well. Look on Vipon first if you want to save yourself some money – it’s amazing what you can find at an extra discount!

Top 7 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Is your mom sporty, loves cooking, is mad about gardening?

Whatever mom’s hobby – we have tons of ideas to help you find a great gift that will make her smile on Mother’s day.

#1 Help your Mom stay beautiful

Every mom loves to be pampered.
If you are not sure what to get your mom on mother’s day then beauty products are always a winner!

Our favourites are manicure & pedicure sets, makeup brushes, eye masks. If you do not have much to spend fun nail polish, decals, or even a makeup holder are wonderful ideas. You could even get a new cosmetics bag – there are tons of funky designs to choose from.

Check out beauty gift ideas here:

#2 Mum’s love to cook

Does your mom love to cook? From beautiful plates to fun gadgets there are dozens of gift ideas you can get her.

If you are on a tight budget a beautiful new apron or kitchen accessory makes a perfect gift. If you have a bit more to splash out on a gift for your mother then knife set, juicers, or kitchen gift sets are great.

Last year I got my mom a veggie spiralizer and she loved the healthy meals she could make with it.

Check out cooking gift ideas here:

#3 Gardening Gift Ideas for Mom

Does mom love her garden?

How about getting her some new gardening gloves, a lovely flower pot or even a pretty gardening tool set.

A really popular product that is trending right now is garden torches and lanterns. These look great in summer or winter. No garden? How about a new vase or flower pot for the window. These are really simple but will make mom happy!

Check out gardening gift ideas here:

#4 Get something for home

Stuck on ideas for what to get your mom?

Anything that makes your home prettier will bring a smile on mother’s day.

Our favourite gift ideas include throws, cushions and fun home accessories. Recently essential oil diffusers have become super popular, they are not that expensive and turn every room from a plain room to a wonderful scent. If mom already has a diffuser then she would love some new essential oils.

Check out home gift ideas here:

#5 Every mom loves to eat!

Every mom loves food. From fun table mats to a lovely new plate set – dining gifts are always popular. Get your mom a new mug, apron, salt & pepper shaker set. You don’t have to spend a fortune to find a nice gift.

Something as simple as some new place mats or a colourful table cover will make mom happy. Have a look around your home or ask your friends moms for ideas on what to get for your mother.

Check out dining gift ideas here:

#6 Fun Accessories for Mom

Moms love to be spoilt! You could get her a new fun accessory, like a belt, bracelet or top.

Socks are another great idea – warm cozy socks for mom to wear around the house. Bathrobes, earrings, necklaces are also great. They don’t have to be expensive to be nice!

Check out accessories gift ideas here:

#7 For active Mom’s: Sports gift

Active mom?

She will love a sporty gift. From yoga mats to a new training gadget there are literally hundreds of things you could get. We recommend yoga pants, microfiber towels and running belts. These are all relatively cheap gifts but super practical!

A really cool product I got recently was stretch bands. They have really helped me become more flexible – and are perfect for runners, yoga lovers and all sporty moms!

Check out sports gift ideas here:


Have a think about what you mom loves to do when she has a little bit of free time – we know how busy moms can get! Then try to think of a gift that matches her interests – it doesn’t have to be big but your mother will appreciate you thinking about her gift for this special day!

A Few Easy Ways to Make a Side Income From Home

There are more ways to make money from home than ever before. So if you don’t like waking up to an alarm clock and answering to a boss, I want you to know – there’s a better way!

In today’s article I will show you 4 easy ways you can start making money from home right away.

Food and Grocery Delivery Service

For food delivery, apps like door dash, Grubhub, and Instacart, are all great places to start. All you have to do is go to the restaurant that your phone tells you to go to. They will then give you the food that’s been ordered, and you deliver it to the person who ordered it. follow the instructions on your phone to deliver it.

Grocery delivery is even more popular right now. You can use a service like Instacart to shop for people and drop it off safely to their home. This service is so popular right now, that I guarantee you will be fully booked all day if you have the capacity for it. This can help you save a considerable amount of money during this crisis.

Freelance Skills

These days, more and more companies are looking to outsource work. It’s a lot cheaper than paying for an entire office! If you have the type of skills they are looking for, this can not only be a great side gig, it can turn into a completely new career.

So what kind of skills are in demand? Well one of the most popular is freelance writing. Websites all over the world require millions of pages of content written every single day. although you might not consider yourself a writer, if you completed high school English, you’re good enough. In fact, many of the most popular writers are non-native English speakers. So if you have a decent grass with the language, and can write naturally, that puts you far ahead.

You could also be an editor. You can read others’ writings and correct them for spelling and grammar. If you’re a graphic designer, that skill is in high demand as well. As is web design and programming.

Don’t think you have any freelance skills? Well, head over to one of the more popular freelance websites and see for yourself. People are hiring for so many different jobs these days that I can practically guarantee you’ll find something you can do.

The best websites are,, and

Sell Some of your Excess Stuff

This might not be considered a side gig, but it’s a great way to make some extra cash quick. The truth is, most of us have way more stuff than we need. If you really look through your stuff seriously, I know you’ll find a lot you can sell. In fact, you’ll be surprised at how much you can get rid of.

Even better, when you add all this together, it can add up to a decent chunk of change.

The best places to sell your extra stuff is Facebook marketplace and craigslist. The most important aspect of selling your goods fast is to take quality pictures. So go somewhere where the lighting is the best in order to get the best possible picture. Write a brief description and be sure to include what kind of quality the item is in.

Publish Content on the Vipon V Show

We recently released a brand-new feature to It’s called the “V Show”. It’s a lot like YouTube. Anyone can upload great content. And then we’ll show it to our audience.

The difference? It’s a lot easier to earn money on the V Show than youtube! We pay based on likes. So if you get 10 likes to your video/article, you can earn $1. The better your video/article, the more likes you’ll get… and the more money you can make. If you can crack the code to our audience, you won’t just make money… you’ll get famous.

In Conclusion

This might seem like difficult and scary times. And while they are, every cloud has a silver lining. The silver lining to this crisis may be that you find a brand-new way to start making money. I hope this article gave you some concrete ways to get started. If you follow the advice I’ve given you, you’ll either find the right opportunity, or you’ll be in the right direction. Don’t give up and before you know it, you’ll be making more money on the side than you thought possible.

Earn Money and Get Famous With the All New Vipon “V Show”!

Are you looking to earn some extra money online? Vipon has an amazing new opportunity for you! And… you could even get famous.

As you know, millions of people are now making full-time incomes online. YouTubers, influencers, and internet celebrities at throwing their alarm clocks away, traveling the world, and getting paid handsomely to do so.

Now it’s your turn.

With Vipon’s new feature, the “V Show”, you’ll now have a real chance at earning a nice side income for making content! 

What is the V Show?

Every day, over 10s of thousands of people visit Vipon. We are one of the largest Amazon coupon websites in the world. And we continue to grow every single month.

Recently, we wanted to provide our visitors with more than just amazing deals. We also want to entertain them, teach them new skills, and improve their lives. The way we’re doing this is with the V Show.

With the V Show, anyone can upload a video or article. We will then feature it on our homepage. Then our daily visitors will see your content. If they “like” it, your content will be shown even more. Popular content creators can expect to get thousands of views very quickly. 

Get Paid For Your Content

We plan to reward our creators handsomely. For now, you can get paid $1 for every 10 “likes”. When your video is seen thousands of times, these likes add up quickly.

You can withdraw money from your account after the balance reaches $10. If you consistently upload high quality video, you can expect this to be a brand-new income stream that’s independent of your current job or location. Since many people are choosing to stay home right now, this is the perfect time to start your new career. 

Imagine having a blast recording a video… knowing it’s going to make you money. Imagine wanting to buy something, and knowing all you have to do is make a content and its yours. This kind of life is now possible for you with the all-new V Show!

What Kind of Content Can You Upload?

We intend for the V show to be a diverse entertainment network. You can write articles, post pictures, or videos. In general, videos will likely spread better.

You can also upload old videos that you’ve recorded. In other words, you don’t need to create brand new content. However, you cannot upload someone else’s content and claim it as your own. If we find you’ve done this, your video/article will be deleted, and any likes and money you’ve earned from it will be canceled. Also, if you create content that breaks our guidelines (is violent or adult oriented), we will remove the content and cancel the payments.

Other than that… it’s up to you what kind of content you want to upload!

A Way for Influencers to Exponentially Boost Their Audience

Are you already a well-known social media influencer? If so, the V Show can take your brand and career to the next level. By publishing great content, you can quickly add thousands of new views to your videos every single day. Of course we will tell people what your brand is, so it will grow your audience across every platform.

How to Upload Content?

Adding your content to the V show couldn’t be easier. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Register for a Vipon Shopper Account and verify it
  2. Login to Vipon
  3. Complete your profile
  4. Upload your content by clicking Personal Center -> My Post -> New Post -> Upload article or video

Once your content is added, users will be able to watch it. The more people who “like” your content, the more we will show it. People will be able to share your content on social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and more. This means a good content will be seen by  many people all over the world.

In Conclusion

We believe that the show will quickly become the most popular part of our website. Even though we already get thousands of unique visitors every day, this could push that number to millions. We are in the very early stages of the V Show. Which means if you get in now, you can get a huge chunk of traffic, build an audience, and perfectly positioned yourself to grow your career as we grow too.

We will be spending significant resources promoting this section of our website. So don’t delay . Create your Vipon account right now and start uploading content. See what our audience responds to. See what people like. Get paid when people like your content. And change your life.

How to Protect Yourself and Your Family in the 2020 Coronavirus Crisis

It’s true: the coronavirus is now a public health crisis.

We need to take immediate, drastic measures to make sure we’re not seeing the worst-case scenario. The good news? There’s still time.

In today’s article, I am going to give you a few tips to put the odds in your favor of getting through this disease.

It’s Time to Change Our Behavior

This virus spreads incredibly quickly. So much so that we have limited options to protect ourselves. Washing your hands is a simple weapon against the virus. But, believe it or not, there’s a right way and wrong way to do it. The wrong way is to splash soap on your hands and briefly wash it off. Instead, you should vigorously cover your hands with soap. Make sure to get your thumbs, in-between fingers, and the front and back of your home. Then, use the water to wash your hands vigorously for 20 seconds. It’s more thorough than you’re probably used to. But it’s the best way to keep yourself safe.

 However, there’s evidence the virus spreads through the air. If this is the case, we really only have ONE effective measure… avoid crowds.

Yes, it’s difficult. However, if you’re able to stay indoors much more than usual, you drop your odds of picking up the virus. Soon, of those who DO get the virus, many will recover. They will then see an immunity which will help stop the spread of the virus further.

Protect Vulnerable People

This virus CLEARLY affects older people more than young. Although young aren’t invulnerable, they seem to get over it quickly. And for many it’s like a basic cold more than anything. For this reason, if you are over the age of 60… or have family members who are over the age of 60… PLEASE impress on them the importance of avoiding crowds.

I don’t want to cause panic, but this could literally be life or death. This is not the time we can be casual. It’s an inconvenience. But we NEED to change. Now.

Emergency Prep Best Practices

The best way to get through an emergency is to be prepared. Although there is some good news with the virus, we still need to be prepared for the worse. It’s never a bad idea to have 2 weeks of spare food on hand. This can help buy time in the event of a worst case scenario.

Practice Meticulous Hygiene

It goes without saying that washing your hands is important. ANYTIME you leave the house, be sure you DO NOT touch your face until you’ve washed your hands thoroughly. Leave shoes in the entryway. If possible, immediately change into clean clothes and put dirty clothes into a trash bag for washing.

I know… it’s inconvenient. But the unfortunate reality is this is VERY serious. We will be inconvenienced. If you don’t want to experience that, I feel for you… but you are putting yourself and others at MAJOR risk.

Other Helpful Items

Soap and hand sanitizer is a must for killing the virus (generally speaking, you don’t need both). And there are some other items that can help protect you too. N95 masks have proven to be effective against the virus. However, those will likely be in short supply as we need those for healthcare workers first. Also, latex gloves will help protect the virus from getting in through devices everyone touches, like phones, atms, self-checkout, etc.

Medicine/Vaccine Development

We have scientists working around the clock right now trying to figure out how to fight this thing. The only problem is, even in the best case scenario, these medicines take time to roll out. If we rush it, we risk giving the public something that actually harms them more than the virus! Can you imagine if we vaccinated millions of people and it turned out to be worse? We can’t take that chance. For this reason, even with the fastest technology and most expedited process, we will not see a vaccine for at least a year.

Yes, it’s sobering… yet here’s the better news.

Right now, we have several anti-viral medications in clinical trials. We don’t know if these will work or not. Yet we do have some that have worked with other coronaviruses in the past. We will know in 30 days whether or not this medicine is effective. If it is, we can mass produce it and we could severely reduce how dangerous this virus is.

In Conclusion

I won’t lie to you… these are scary times. However, the fact is, it could be worse. Most people who get the virus recover from it. Please make sure to stock up on food and other necessary supplies while you can. Prepare for the worst… hope for the best.

5 Tips to Learn a Musical Instrument Quickly

Playing music is something that I believe everyone should do. Why? Well, studies show that people who play music are actually smarter than those who don’t. It has an effect on the brain that has been shown to help you with everything else in your life. Yet more importantly, playing music can be an incredible option for self-therapy. It’s an inexpensive way to make your life better.

In today’s article, I’m going to give you 5 simple tips that will help you learn a musical instrument much faster than you might think.

  • Learn How to Practice Effectively

The number one reason why most people don’t learn a musical instrument, is because they don’t know how to practice. Practicing isn’t easy. It takes discipline and dedication. But here’s the thing…

if you’re not capable of practicing a musical instrument, you’re probably not capable of practicing anything else. This means for your entire life, you will underperform at virtually everything you do.

At the end of the day, practicing is simple. You take something you can’t do, and you start out extremely slow. You practice that thing over and over again, making sure that your attention is focused in the moment. Overtime you get better and better at it , until before you know it, you are unconsciously competent.

Now, if you’ve never practiced a musical instrument before, you need to learn how to do it. Which brings me to my next point.

  • Get a Good Teacher

Thanks to YouTube and the Internet, you can learn a lot about music without ever having a teacher. But, you’ll miss the most important part. Without a teacher, you risk never learning how to practice in a way that is effective for you. In just a few lessons, a teacher can give you a practice foundation that helps you for your entire musical Life. For this reason, if you’re serious about music, get a teacher. You can find many quality teachers for as low as $20 to $30 an hour.

A great way to find a good music teacher is to simply ask people that you know are good at their instrument. If you admire someone and the way they play, ask them who their teacher was. Then you can know that you’re getting the best instruction possible.

  • Believe In Yourself

This might seem kind of abstract. But the truth is, a musical instrument is not really that difficult. Most melodies are simple and can be played even by beginners. The reason why most people struggle with music is they are simply not confident. They may sit at a piano and feel nervous, not knowing what to play. Instead of trusting their ears and looking inward to see what they fill sounds good, they worry about what others will think of them instead. The truth is, some of the best and most famous musicians aren’t necessarily the most talented. Instead, they are simply the most confident in their abilities. They can get up on stage and trust their heart.

  • Listen to (and Study) Music

If you think about good musicians throughout time, one name that will consistently pop up is Mozart. He was the very image of a child prodigy`. By the age of five he was already touring around Europe playing for Kings. For this reason, some people believe that Mozart was just gifted. He never had to study, and he never practiced.

Yet that couldn’t be further from the truth. Even Mozart himself said that nobody had studied the great Masters of the past as much as he did. And Joseph Haydn, himself a respectable, legendary composer, and Mozart’s teacher, said that the reason why he was such a good composer, was because of how much he listened to music.

When most people listen to music, they listened to relax and enjoy. Of course, I recommend you do this too. But, also take the time to study the music. Figure out what the writer is doing. You will find that they repeat certain sections. You will find that they take breaks or change the rhythm, to increase tension. When you really start to study music, you’ll find that it isn’t rocket science.

  • Borrow Ideas From Your Favorites

“Bad artists copy. Great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso

There’s a common misconception in the world of music then all the best musicians are totally original. In other words, everything they wrote was brand new and never written before. But when you actually start to study music, you realize this isn’t the case. In fact, virtually every famous artist copied or in some cases directly stole some of their best work.

Famously, the best-selling band Led Zeppelin stole many of their most famous songs. Even there hit “stairway to heaven”, was directly lifted from another musician. Of course, they made it their own, and their version is very far from the original. But it goes to show that when you listen to something you like you can imitate it in your own way. This will form the foundation to writing your own material in the future.

  • In Conclusion

Learning music is a lifelong journey. Yet I promise you this: it is easier to get started than you think. If you can get over the initial practice hurdle, you’ll find yourself playing beautiful music. At this point you’ll gain real joy out of playing,  and it will be easy to continue and get better.

5 Deadly Viruses that Took Humanity By Complete Surprise!

Thanks to the coronavirus, the world is freaking out. The truth is, these epidemics take us by surprise. No one knows how they work, and they take time to cure.

The good news is, the coronavirus is not the worst virus we’ve ever experienced. And in all likelihood, it will clear up in a few months.

In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to write about some of the other major viruses that have taking humanity by surprise. I hope you find it as interesting as I did!

The Ebola Virus

In February of 2014, the Ebola virus was in all the headlines. Due to the exotic nature of this disease, it was one of the scariest epidemics the world has ever seen. The initial symptoms were fever, body aches comma and diarrhea. But as the virus spread throughout the body, it dealt significant damage to the immune system and organs.

In the final days of the virus, patients would suffer from severe, uncontrollable bleeding. What made this virus so scary, was the enormous death rate.

To put it into perspective, right now experts believe the coronavirus has around a 2% death rate. And because we don’t know how many minor cases there are, the reality is the death rate is probably quite a bit lower than that. Which means most people who get the coronavirus will survive. Ebola, on the other hand, originally had a near 100% death rate. Fortunately, we’ve learned a lot about the disease since 2014 comma and we can now treat it very effectively.

The Ebola virus did not end up spreading to developed countries as experts initially feared. And I think we can all be thankful for that!

The Rabies Virus

The rabies virus is incredibly rare. Yet it remains one of these scariest viruses. Why? well, for starters, there is no cure. There’s a vaccine you can get if you believe you have it. If you get this vaccine in time it will prevent it. The problem is, rabies may show zero symptoms for anywhere from 6 months to a year after you contracted it. and by the time you show symptoms, it’s already too late.

Rabies is contracted from being bit by an animal who also has the disease. Because of how serious this virus is, it is so important to get your rabies shots if an animal bite has broken your skin. Thankfully, in developed countries rabies is very, very rare.

The HIV Virus

The HIV virus is one of the most famous viruses of all time. When people first started getting infected in the late 80s, no one knew why. Unlike diseases like the cold and flu, it was initially impossible to figure out who you got it from. Scientists also had no idea how it spread. They didn’t know if it was airborne, required physical contact, or really anything else.

In addition, HIV is another virus that can take anywhere from 6 months to a year to start showing symptoms. Today, we have amazing treatments for patients with HIV. It’s no longer the death sentence it once was. And some experts say it could be completely eradicated from the USA just 10 years from now. Although the virus has been absolutely horrific, it has led to some of the most effective antiviral treatments we have.

The Dengue Virus

The dengue virus is a virus that affects poor, impoverished countries, much more than wealthy ones. First of all, this disease is spread by mosquitoes. In the United States and other developed countries, most mosquitoes are not carrying dengue. If you did happen to get it, with proper medical treatment, it’s mainly just a severe flu.

Yet if you live in an area without medical treatment comma the dengue virus has a mortality rate of 20%. The most common symptom is a severe fever, leading to the name dengue fever.

The Polio Virus

The polio virus represents one of the most frightening time periods in world history. Because of how the disease infects the spinal chord, leading to paralysis, it was an incredibly scary disease to be around for. Additionally, it would often infect children, who had their entire lives ahead of them.

That being said, 72 out of 100 people who contracted the polio virus showed no symptoms. So actual paralysis and death was rare. And even in those who did become paralyzed, most survived. Still, the idea of getting the disease caused mass spread panic.

Ironically, it’s believed that the better hygiene in the early 1900s actually led to the spread of this disease. Because if a child got polio very young, they still had help from their mother’s immune system comma and could easily defeat the disease, granting them immunity for life. Because of improved hygiene, children ended up getting the disease much later. Without the support of their mother’s immune system, it turned into a much bigger problem.

In Conclusion

Viruses are something we still deal with in our day-to-day lives today. Thankfully, medical advances have made it so the majority of us never need to worry about it. Although new viruses still happen, they lead to new developments that make us even safer. Who knows, in the future maybe our children won’t even know what the word virus means.

6 “Weird”, Mostly Unknown Superfoods That Can Make You Feel Amazing!

We all know we need to take a multi vitamin every day. Yet vitamins and minerals make up just a fraction of the nutrients our body needs to be healthy and thrive.

Most people know the berries and avocado are considered super foods. If you eat these often, study after study shows that you will be much closer to living at your highest healthy potential.

but I’m willing to bet you haven’t heard about the nutrients we will be talking about today. So without further ado, here are 7 super foods jam packed with vital nutrients that you probably have never heard of.

  • Umeboshi Plum

When you talk about highly educated and ultra-healthy civilizations, Japan is near the Top. Featuring one of the longest average life spans in the world, the Japanese are known far and wide for being the picture of perfect health.

The Umeboshi plum Originates in Japan and has been used since ancient times to treat diseases like typhoid and dysentery. This super food is hard to beat when it comes to the elimination of toxins and the boosting of natural, crash free energy.

And when it comes to alkalizing your body, these plums are even more powerful than lemons. That’s insane!   

  • Kaniwa

If you’re into super foods , you’ve probably heard of quinoa. But have you heard of Kaniwa? Most people haven’t.

This is a smaller darker and sweeter grain than quinoa. and while we’re just starting to discover the amazing healing power of kaniwa, recent studies are showing this to be a new powerhouse superfood.

Thanks to its high concentration of protein, carbs, and minerals, and its vanishingly small crude fat content, Kaniwa should be a staple of any diet. Especially vegetarian!

  • Maca Root

Grown high up in the Andes mountains, maca root belongs to the same family of plants as cabbage and kale. Ever since ancient times, it’s been used as a libido boosting supplement with no equal. Yet that’s not all it can do.

Maca root is now being hailed as the most exciting discovery for naturally boosting your NRG an endurance. Some Olympic athletes even use this to improve their conditioning.

It’s also known as one of nature’s finest all natural mood boosters. Although it’s unlikely to make you bursting with joy, maca root can add a level of positivity that makes your days go by more pleasantly.

  • Dandelion Roots

Thus far, all the Super foods we’ve discussed have been somewhat exotic in nature. Now we’re going to take it a lot closer to home.

if you’re anything like me, thinking about dandelions makes you think of kicking them in the lawn when you’re a kid. Yet you probably had no idea that the species you were kicking is over 30,000,000 years old.

The reason why it’s lasted so long Is because virtually every single Micron of this flower is packed with incredible nutrients. Although I wouldn’t suggest digging up your backyard, you can find dandelion teas in most grocery stores. Even though it offers almost countless health benefits, you may notice it the most in your digestion. This is because it is capable of making that entire system more efficient and comfortable.

  • Deer Antler Velvet

This is another ancient supplement that is just barely gaining popularity in the western world. Deer antler velvet is especially effective for inducing growth in the muscle, skin, tendons, and bone.

It’s also used as a kidney tonic to improve the function of this vital organ. The harvesting of this velvet can be done in humane, caring, and sustainable ways. Just as antler velvet helps a deer grow antlers, it can help the building blocks of your body as well.  

  • Camu Camu

Camu Camu is a sour Berry that you’ve probably never heard of. That’s because it grows deep inside one of the most dangerous ecosystems in the entire world: the Amazon rainforest.

like most berries, Camu Camu has incredible health benefits. The main reason why it’s considered a superfood is because it’s over abundance of powerful compounds. These compounds, like vitamin C, boost the immune system, and aid vital functions.

Camu Camu Also contains powerful anti oxidants. In fact it was even shown to lower the amount of stress damage caused by daily smoking. In a study, camu camu was shown to reduce his damage far more than vitamin C alone. Clearly, this is a powerful anti-aging tool that anyone who cares about preserving their health should look into.

Closing Thoughts

As you can see, the world of super food is wide and diverse. On every single continent and the globe we’ve discovered foods that can play a vital role in helping you live the life you were meant to live. I hope you use these super foods to improve your day-to-day life!