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Six Types of Sunglasses You Should Never Use

Six Types of Sunglasses You Should Never Use

Sunglasses are a protective shield for your eyes. It protects the eyes from dust, dirt and harmful sun rays. Mostly they are worn because they keep the eyes safe from the adverse effects of the sun. The labels present on the sunglasses often mention that they provide protection from natural radiation as well as the ultraviolet light. You can choose designer sunglasses to make sure that you are buying the best quality glasses.

Keeping the eyes safe from any light that is harmful is critical for healthy eyes. Given below are some of the important features of good sunglasses. Never buy sunglasses that:

1. Cannot Block Majority of the Ultraviolet Rays

Always buy the sunglasses that have the ability to block at least ninety-nine percent of the harmful rays. If the eyes are exposed to the UV rays for a long time. It can cause diseases such as eye cataracts and eye growths. It can also become the cause of cancer. The UVB lights are considered extremely dangerous for the eyes and skin as compared to the UVA radiation.

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If you are using plastic or glass lenses, then keep in mind that they absorb some UV light. Manufacturers can improve the absorption of these lights by adding chemicals to the material of lens during the manufacturing. They can also improve the quality by applying special coatings of a lens. To make sure that the sunglass can block the harmful rays, check whether its label says its UV absorption is up to 400nm. This means that they have the ability to absorb hundred percent UV absorption.

2. Not Polished and Ground

The quality of some nonprescription glasses can be improved through polishing and grounding.

To check the quality of sunglasses, you should look for something that has a rectangular pattern. Hold the glasses at a safe distance and close one eye. Move the glass side by side then up and down slowly. If the lines are straight, then the quality of sunglasses is good. If you can see the lines wiggling then, it means that they are not of high quality.

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3. Not Resistant to Impact

It is essential for all the sunglasses to fulfill the demands of the Federal Food and Drug Administration. This is an important practice to assess their safety.

All the lens are breakable, but the lens made up of plastic are difficult to break as compared to the glass lens. The nonprescription lens are mostly made up of plastic. In sports, people often use sunglasses which have a lens made up of polycarbonate plastic. It is better to the polycarbonate lens that also has a scratch resistant coating.

4. Not Polarized

Buying polarized lens is an excellent choice because it helps in cutting the glare. Sunlight that reflects from smooth surfaces such as car windows, water, pavement, etc. is harmful. The polarized lens can help in the prevention of any damage because of reflected glare and are very helpful while driving.

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There is no connection between this lens and absorption of UV light, but now they are combined with a surface that can block UV light. You should always check the label to make sure that it can provide maximum protection against UV.

5. Not Photochromic

It is a lens that can automatically darken when in bright light and vice versa. They mostly come in a gradient tint or a uniform one.

These lenses are excellent when it comes to the absorption of UV light. You can check the label to make sure that they have the ability to provide perfect protection against harmful rays. They can take some time to adjust to different conditions of light.

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6. Gradient v/s Double Gradient Lens

They have a permanent shade from top to the bottom or a shade from the upper and lower that goes towards the middle. A single gradient lens can decrease glare from the sky and allows you to see below clearly. They are not suitable for wearing in snow or at the beach.

Gradient lenses are good for driving as they shield your eyes from overhead sunlight and allow more light through the bottom half of the lens. Double gradient lenses are not suitable for driving because they do not provide a clear view of a dashboard. A double gradient is a good option for wearing during sports where the light reflects off water or snow.

Look for these features while buying sunglasses and your eyes will be safe from any harmful sun rays and they will stay healthy.

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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