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7 Cool Crowdfunding Projects That Might Make Your Life Easier

7 Cool Crowdfunding Projects That Might Make Your Life Easier

Do you have an amazing idea for a product, service or invention? Well, if you answered yes, then you’re in luck since it’s easier more than ever to get support and funding to make it happen. Nowadays, you don’t need to audition to be on Shark Tank or seek investors, funding can be accomplished organically by people who support your idea or invention or ‘your backers/pledgers’ through crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding has become the new norm for many entrepreneurs (or wantrepreneurs) and businesses today, with many successfully getting their start or a major financial push by doing so. It’s been said that the easiest way to start a business or generate a business idea is to solve a problem – or to enhance and make one’s life easier.

Check out below, seven cool crowdfunding projects, that are the perfect example and will probably make your life easier.

1. Ransomly

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    We’re living in an age where people cannot disconnect from their phones – they’re addicted! So, nine times out of ten, you’ve probably been a victim of ‘phubbing’, which is the act of being totally ignored in the company of a person (usually a friend, co-worker or relative) because they’re too occupied with their phone! Not to worry, since a cool, affordable new device/app might be the solution to it all.

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    Ransomly is an app/device that goes by the motto, ‘disconnect to reconnect.’ By using the app/device, it can make a room ‘app free’, giving the user the power to hold a device ‘ransom’, preventing the use of certain apps. This is perfect for situations when you’re out with your friends and actually want to hang out with them or for parents, hold your children’s phone apps ransom until they complete their chores! Ransomly is currently available on only Android and will go live via kickstarter on November 15.

    2. Fanight

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      The Fanight by ITIWANT serves many purposes, however, the main ones are to make you look stylish, protect you from harmful UV rays and use all visible light to self-illuminate. No batteries or electrical charge needed!

      All you need to do is expose the jacket to any kind of a visible light for 20 minutes and this jacket will illuminate for 2 hours! The jacket is made of special fabric which is sweat-absorbent, as well, features a built-in headphone port and can fold down to the size of your palm.

      The Fanight crowdfunding campaign has been live less than a week, and is half way close to their funding goals, meaning you still have a chance to get the World’s first self-illumating jacket.

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      3. One X

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        Are you still struggling with your New Year’s Resolution to get more healthier or to lose weight?

        It’s never too late, and might be accomplished without the guesswork and with One X. One X is the world’s first handheld sensor that monitors the impact of your diet and lifestyle on your health.

        The handheld device analyzes your daily habits (in real time) to know what’s working and what’s not to make changes to benefit your short term and long term health.

        4. Candwich

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          Have you ever seen something and thought, I had that idea?! Well, the Candwich is an idea that is genius, delicious and perfect for hungry folks on the go according to it’s crowdfunding page.

          Candwich is a convenient sandwich in a can that comes in a variety of flavors, including old fashioned peanut butter and jelly, bacon cheddar, honey bbq chicken and chocolate filled french toast. Once funded, the masterminds behind

          Once funded, the masterminds behind Candwich plan to not only come out with additional yummy flavors, however, partner with various charities to donate to people in need.

          5. Hudly

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            We hear it all the time, ‘don’t text in drive’, or generally, don’t even use your phone while on the road to prevent legal penalties and accidents. If you’re having a hard time keeping your eyes away from your phone, Hudly just may be the solution for you.

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            Hudly uses a projector to display your phone’s video output onto a transparent glass positioned on the car’s windshield. This means you can enjoy and use apps such as Google Maps or Waze, in your line of sight. No looking down or being distracted while driving, and perfect if you are a Uber or Lyft driver.

            6. Blincam

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              Another cool item that wants you to truly be in the moment comes from Tokyo, Japan, called Blincam. This lightweight device attaches to one side of your glasses and you’re able to snap a photo (or two) with a simple wink of your eye!

              Images that you capture will be transferred to your smartphone for sharing later. The crowdfunding campaign has been successfully crowd funded, however, you still have some time to reserve yours!

              7. Maneuver Buddy

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                Whether you’re moving into your new home or for work, let’s face it, it’s a time consuming task that can be a hassle. If you despise moving like many others, you’re going to love Maneuver Buddy or ‘the uber of moving.’

                Maneuver Buddy is a web and mobile app that allows users to hire other users in the area for their moving and pickup needs, both large and small. In addition, the users can not only help you transport your items, but also user can hire “organizers” who can help you pack, set-up, and even redesign your home! The crowdfunding campaign has only a few weeks left, so if you love the idea, get moving and go support it.

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                5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                The result: no more mental stress.

                2. Unplug

                Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                3. Easy on the Caffeine

                Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                The result: mental stress will be gone!

                So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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