Best portable Wi-Fi hotspots 2019: mobile Wi-Fi for international travel

Getting online abroad used to best be avoided. Expensive roaming charges made it uneconomical, and though roaming is presently possible for UK mobile users in the EU, that might soon change.   Besides, using a laptop usually means finding potentially dodgy Wi-Fi networks, and buying local SIM cards when travelling long-haul is a faff. Cue the mobile Wi-Fi hotspot and global SIM card, which bring convenience and security like never before.  Literally anywhere there’s a 2G, 3G, 4G or 5G mobile phone network is ripe for getting online thanks to these devices, which attach to a local mobile phone network and create a WiFi network that several devices can then connect to. Check out our guide below on how to choose the best Wi-Fi hotspots for international travel in 2019.  You’ll want a data connection abroad if you want to use WhatsApp, FaceTime, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram abroad, but what you get depends on what you buy.  The first choice is to buy an off-the-shelf hotspot from the likes of Huawei, TP Link or Netgear for a fixed price, then insert a global SIM card from a different supplier such as Dataroam, WorldSIM or many others.  The other is to buy an all-in-one mob...

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Even though Black Friday and 12 Days of Deals are over, Amazon still is offering discounts

Even though Black Friday and 12 Days of Deals are over, Amazon still is offering discounts with its Year End Deals, check them out below and also check the Amazon Digital Day Sale. which will start on December 28. VALUEWALK participates in the Amazon Associates Program:  To clarify, we earn a small percentage if you purchase an item (we have no idea who purchases what) from our 2018 Black Friday deals.  Additionally, each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports quality journalism at no additional cost to you. Bolt, Nut, Thread Rod, Flat Washer, Spring Washer, Screw – Jiangyu,https://www.jiangyufastener.com/

Harness The Force with These STAR WARS Pet Accessories

Ever wondered what your pet would look like in the galaxy far, far away? Would they take after a droid, with their adorable beeps and boops? Or would they have more of a fearsome Wookiee roar? Or maybe your pet is just like us, and dreams about being part of the Rebel Alliance, fit to save the galaxy from Empirical threats. Whatever the case may be, Buckle-Down has you covered. The company, known for their belt buckles and pet accessories, have created an officially licensed line of Star Wars collars, leashes, and other accessories, so you can use your trusted companion to show off your fandom. There are a number of options for Star Wars lovers and pet owners, like these Chewbacca and R2-D2 leashes and collars. Don’t worry, there are also accessories for humans, including Aurebesh and Darth Vader belts, an R2-D2 bracelet, wallets, and more. You can check out a full list of products and prices on the Buckle-Down website here. Travel Outdoor If you like what you see and will be in attendance at this year’s D23 convention in Anaheim, you’re in look! Buckle-Down will be selling their Star Wars products at their very own booth. The convention runs from August 23 to the 25th, so be s...

When it comes to cleaning your floors and other surfaces, traditional mops can be difficult to

When it comes to cleaning your floors and other surfaces, traditional mops can be difficult to manage and downright messy. The best sponge mops, on the other hand, are easy to maneuver and get into all hard-to-reach corners. Sponge mops are a great alternative to regular wet mops, as their sponge heads — which are often replaceable — are even more absorbent and precise for a quality clean. Arguably the best part about them is that they come with a durable handle for 1) squeezing out excess water and 2) scrubbing intensely. Sounds amazing, right? As you search for the best scrubbing mop, it’s important to consider a few key things. First of all, think about how large the surface area you expect to clean is. The bigger the area, the wider the mop head should be — unless you want to spend all day on one chore. In the same vein, take into account whether or not you’ll require an extra long or extendable handle for, say, cleaning your shower walls. And lastly, make sure the mop heads are adequately absorbent. If you’re on a budget, keep your eyes peeled for multipacks of replacement heads to save money, too. I filtered through countless products, recommendations, an...

Interview: J. Hoberman Talks Make My Day, Ronald Reagan, and ‘80s Movie Culture

Hoberman discusses how the art of filmmaking, and the business of moviegoing, influenced, mirrored, and altered Reagan’s presidency. The poster boy of American conservatism, the bar to which all Republicans would unashamedly evaluate future candidates, and yet now seemingly lower on a weekly basis, Ronald Reagan was an ideal movie star with an idealized view of the past. His perfect America would be equivalent to the opening shots of red roses, green lawns, and white picket fences that kick off Blue Velvet, while America’s reality would be what transpires once Bobby Vinton’s song concludes and the swarming ants are revealed beneath the surface. A time of Hollywood blockbusters and silver screen patriots, macho men and teens headed back to the future, the 1980s, while not considered a golden movie age, saw a symbiotic relationship between American film and the nation’s chosen leader. How else to account for Reagan proposing his “Star Wars” strategic defense initiative in March of 1983, a mere two months before the release of the year’s top grossing film, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi? With his methodically researched new book, Make My Day: Movie Culture in the Age of Reagan, form...

Tips and Tools to Improve Travel for Seniors Recommended by The GO Group

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Being a traveler of (or beyond) retirement age can be challenging, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from taking the time to see the world. Here are eight tips and accessories to make travel more senior friendly from the travel experts at The GO Group, LLC, an international ground transportation and travel company: 1. Book Your Hotel Over the Phone While the prices on third-party travel sites may be tempting, bookings through those sites are usually less flexible. Hotel representatives can provide access to senior discounts and special offers which may not be reflected on the hotel’s direct website as well as rooms with special amenities for seniors or guests with mobility issues. 2.  Compression SocksFlying while sitting in a cramped seat for hours can lead to circulation problems, leg pain, swelling, and the risk of blood clots. Compression socks like the Silkies Compression Trouser Socks for women or the Sockwell Elevation Graduation Compression Socks for men will help  keep blood flowing smoothly to extremities. 3. Sanitize the Air you Breathe with MyAir Airports and airplanes are full of germs and re-circulated air that c...

Roofing Sheets: Their types, applications and costs in India

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Every Fall Accessory Trend Worth Knowing This Season

The time has finally come for the season and our wardrobes to make the official shift from summer to fall. About six months ago, you followed along as we walked you through all the goings-on of fashion month where designers set the trends for the season ahead. Today, we’re here to give you a much-needed recap, specifically in the accessory department. Clothes are great and all, and ready-to-wear trends are no less important than what we’re about to show you, but if you’ve ever fallen a little too in love with a bag, shoe, or piece of jewelry, you know that a killer look is no look at all without top-notch accessories to match.  This season was a good one in the realm of accessories, as we saw the return of statement jewelry and big bags as well as a few themes that caught us by surprise (but we can’t wait to wear them). If you ask me, that’s the definition of a well-rounded batch of new trends. From square-toe shoes to the undeniable importance placed on headwear of all kinds, these fall accessory trends ahead will have the rest of your new seasonal wardrobe stacked and ready, period.  Be it a bag strap, belt, or piece of jewelry, this season, if yo...

Whether you’re taking a shower, hitting the beach, or heading to the gym, a quick-dry towel

Whether you’re taking a shower, hitting the beach, or heading to the gym, a quick-dry towel is a must-have to reduce hassles, eliminate wet messes and prevent smelly mildew. And since a good towel does more than just dry fast, it should also be absorbent, durable, and soft against your skin. The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab tests towels of all kinds, from bath towels to beach towels. We review them for factors like absorbency, shrinkage, fabric strength, colorfastness, and of course how quickly each one dries. We also have our testers blindly rate each one for softness and the overall feel. When it comes to the materials, microfiber (typically made of polyester) usually dries faster than cotton. Super plush and absorbent towels might feel great, but they can take forever to dry because of their dense cotton loops. That being said, you can still find some 100% cotton or cotton-blend towels that are quick-drying if they use innovative construction techniques or have low piles on top. Both types of quick-dry towels are machine washable and dryer safe; just make sure to use low heat for microfiber. (For more info on shopping for towels, check out our towel buying guide.)...

Cribs. Toothbrushes. Milk — Tariffs could make life more expensive

Thousands of household products could get more expensive, thanks to the newest round of tariffs the U.S. plans to slap on goods from China next month. “This is a really, really tragic situation for consumers who are living paycheck to paycheck,” said Jack Gillis, a spokesman for the Consumer Federation of America. While previous rounds of the trade war between the world’s largest economies targeted production materials, including steel and aluminium, this time it’s shoes, headphones, pacifiers, bed linens, binders, backpacks, pine nuts and other common items in the crossfire. “These are things that are going to have a real, everyday impact for American consumers,” said David French, senior vice president of government relations at the National Retail Federation. More than 70% of shoes sold in the U.S. come from China, according to the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America, an industry organization with more than 500 members, including Walmart, Nike, Crocs and Steven Madden. Matt Priest, president and CEO of the organization, said the price of a typical hunting boot is expected to increase to $222 from $190; a performance running sh...

USDA to investigate Tyson Foods and beef competitors on pricing practices

Tyson Foods and its beef processing competitors are at the center of a federal probe headed up by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to examine the reasons behind price gaps between live cattle and finished beef. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue ordered the investigation this week as cattle prices have continued to fall in the wake of less slaughter capacity. That comes after a devastating fire Aug. 9 that shuttered Tyson Foods’ large processing facility in Holcomb, Kan. Cattle ranchers fear packers are paying less for their live cattle because there is one less buyer in the market. Meanwhile, packer processing margins are fat. Stephens Inc. estimated beef packer margins averaged $526 per head last week, up from $309 per head a year ago. Beef cutout values rose 12.5%, while live cattle prices were up just 1.2%. Live cattle prices have been slow to rebound despite the industry’s attempt to stabilize the market. Packers have been buying forward lower-priced cattle to keep their processing margins averaging $300 per head during the summer months this year. That compares to $200 a year over the same period for the past five years, according to USDA data reported by ...