Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Worx Nitro 20V Cordless Pruning Shear/Lopper Cuts Through Yard Work!

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The best Holiday gifts for gardeners are those that make the job easier and can be put to good use 

Say good bye to those hand-cramping pruners, shears and loopers goodbye and cut through yard work with the Worx Nitro 20V Cordless Pruning Shear/Lopper.

Brushless motors are more efficient, run 50% longer, are 25% more powerful, and have 10% longer life. Plus, they're smaller and lighter than traditional motors, keeping Nitro tools compact and maneuverable. Titanium coating decreases friction, allows for easier cutting, and protects against rust corrosion. The soft grip handle and lightweight body allow you to hold the tool for longer periods with no fatigue.


  • The Power to Outperform—Worx NITRO™ tools are engineered to provide greater power, performance, and runtime.
  • The Titanium plated blade decreases friction, provides easier cutting, and offers long lasting protection against rust corrosion.
  • Brushless motors are more efficient, run 50% longer, are 25% more powerful, and have a 10% longer life.
  • Soft grip handle provides ultimate comfort and reduced user fatigue when operating for extended periods.
  • Powerful cutting power for branches, twigs, and shrubs up to 1” diameter.
  • These cordless pruning shears/loppers offer the cutting power of a manual lopper but with convenient one-handed operation.
  • Same Battery, Expandable Power. The same battery powers over 75+ 20V, 40V, and 80V lifestyle, garden, and power tools in the Power Share™ family.

Enter to win the Worx Nitro 20V Cordless Pruning Shear/Lopper. Giveaway open to US and ends on 12/15. Good Luck!

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

What Makes Military Vehicles So Different from Normal Vehicles?

Military vehicles are designed for a very specific purpose: to help troops move around safely and effectively. Military vehicles must be able to traverse rough, off-road terrain without becoming stuck or damaged. They must possess superior armor and protection against enemy fire, as well as withstand extreme temperatures and harsh conditions. As a result, these vehicles are often quite different from normal, civilian-owned vehicles. Let's will take a look at some of the key features that make military vehicles unique.

Rugged design: 

Military vehicles are designed to be much tougher and more durable than their civilian counterparts. They have reinforced frames and heavy-duty suspensions that can handle the harsh terrain they will encounter on a battlefield. They also must be able to move at higher speeds and make sharp turns without losing traction or crashing.

Armor plating: 

Military vehicles are often equipped with armor plating, which helps protect the vehicle and its occupants from enemy fire. Armor plating is usually made of steel or composite materials like ceramic, Kevlar, or composites of both. It is layered around the outside of the vehicle to create an impenetrable barrier against small arms fire, shrapnel, land mines, and other explosives.


Military vehicles are also equipped with specialized wiring systems. This wiring is designed to manage all the electrical components of the vehicle, including the headlights, tail lights, and interior lighting. It can also be used to connect communications systems and other operational electronics. In addition, the wiring in military vehicles is designed for durability so that it won't short-circuit or become damaged when exposed to extreme temperatures and difficult terrain. Most of the time, mil spec wiring is used, meaning they are built to military standards and are much more reliable than civilian wiring systems.


Military vehicles must be able to go places that a regular car cannot. As a result, they typically have off-road capabilities and can traverse harsh terrain with ease. In addition, many military vehicles have run-flat tires that can keep the vehicle going even if they have been punctured by shrapnel or landmines. They also often come equipped with specialized engines and transmissions that are designed to provide maximum power and torque for off-road driving.

Modular design: 

Military vehicles are usually modular, which means that parts can be swapped out or removed to make room for additional equipment or cargo. This makes them more flexible and easier to customize for different missions. The modularity of military vehicles also allows them to be upgraded over time as technology advances, making them a viable long-term investment for militaries worldwide.

These are just some of the features that make military vehicles so different from regular cars and trucks. From their rugged designs and armor plating to their mobility and modularity, military vehicles are designed with a specific purpose in mind: to help troops move around safely and effectively on the battlefield. They are powerful and reliable products of human ingenuity that militaries have used for centuries. With modern-day technological advances, these vehicles are becoming even more advanced, allowing soldiers to traverse harsh terrain easily and stand up against enemy fire.

How to Make Money in the Music Industry


Making money in the music industry is no easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and talent to make it big. However, there are many ways for musicians to make a living from their music. This blog post will discuss some of the most common ways to make money in the music industry and also provide tips on how you can maximize your earnings potential. So whether you are just starting out or you have been making music for years, read on for advice on how to make money in the music industry!

1) Selling Your Music

Selling your music is one of the most common ways to make money in the music industry. You can sell your songs on streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Music, or you can even set up a website where users can purchase individual tracks from you directly. Additionally, physical copies of your music can also be sold at live shows and merchandise stores.

2) Licensing Your Music

If you own the copyright to your music, then you can license it out to other companies or individuals who may be looking for a specific type of music track. This is a great way to gain some extra income and have your songs used in films, commercials, video games, and more.

3) Touring

Going on tour is perhaps one of the most lucrative ways to make money in the music industry. While touring might not always be feasible for all musicians, those that are able to do so often reap the financial rewards. Not only does touring provide an opportunity to increase your fan base and build relationships with venues and promoters, but it also allows you to monetize your concerts by selling tickets, merchandise and CDs/downloads.

4) Merchandise

In addition to ticket sales, many musicians also make money from the sale of merchandise at their shows or through online stores. Clothing items such as t-shirts, hats and hoodies are popular choices for fans, while other artists offer posters, collectibles and other novelty items to help promote their music.

5) Music production

If you have the technical know-how, another way to make money in the music industry is by producing music for other artists. This can either be through mixing/mastering their songs or even composing and recording original tracks for them with a Drum Looper and other music production equipment. Music production services are also in high demand and can be lucrative if you have the right skill set.

6) Streaming royalties

If your music is available on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube Music, then you may be eligible to receive streaming royalties whenever someone plays your song. These royalties vary depending on the platform and how popular your song is, but they can provide a steady source of income over time.

Also, it is important to remember that music should be treated as a business. You should aim to make decisions that are best for your career and understand the legal aspects of the music industry, such as copyright laws and contracts. With the right approach, you can create sustainable income from your music!

7) Teaching

Finally, many musicians opt to teach students about music either face-to-face or online. This can be a great way to not only make money in the music industry but also to pass on your knowledge and experience to the next generation of musicians.

The first step to teaching music is to create a profile and build a portfolio on websites such as Soundfly or This way, potential students can find out more about you and your experience before deciding to book lessons with you. Additionally, it’s important to keep your profile up-to-date, as this will be the first impression that people get of your teaching capabilities.

Another way to get started with teaching is by networking at music events in your area or online forums where people post adverts for teachers. Not only can these connections lead to paid gigs but they can also give you access to additional resources and support from experienced teachers in the industry.

By following these pieces of advice, you can maximize your chances of making money from your music. Whether it's through selling physical copies of your music, licensing it out for use in other projects, touring around the world or teaching students about music, there are plenty of options available that can help you make money in this competitive industry.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad Book Blitz & Giveaway


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Meet the characters, watch the book trailer and check out the Educator and Reader's Guides on the series website here!

The S.M.A.R.T. Squad is back to tackle more middle school mayhem with science, technology, engineering, math, and friendship!

In this third book in the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series, best friends Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Marie Curie, Charlie Darwin, and Gina Carver set out on a mystery-filled Outdoor Adventure Camp experience.

Now that Izzy’s finally found her voice in public speaking class and become an ice hockey star, she’s determined to conquer her “dizzy-Izzy-ness” in new situations―including caring for her brand-new braces on an outdoor education overnight and her friends’ good-natured teasing about her friend Trevor. But the forecast for fun turns cloudy when the girls discover their cabin chaperone is none other than Izzy’s tough public-speaking teacher, Ms. Martinez, and their junior counselor is eighth grade mean girl, Maddie Sharpe.

When an innocent exchange of harmless pranks with Maddie takes a turn for the worse, the Squad turns to science to prove their innocence. That’s nothing, though, compared with the terrifying swamp monster haunting their campsite, a catastrophe befalling Ms. Martinez, and a mysterious disaster threatening the future of camp itself.

With their very survival on the line, will science be enough to save the day?


"Wholesome entertainment for preteens, offering positivity without didacticism."

"It's one thing to have children's books about scientists or podcasts or stories about strong women in STEM, but it's another world entirely when your children get to feel represented by the characters they're reading about. The characters in the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series are diverse, smart, and sure of themselves the way all middle school girls are---through their dreams and newly acquired skills they're still getting used to."


About the Creators

VALERIE TRIPP is the co-creator of the American Girl book series that includes titles featuring Felicity, Josefina, Kit, Maryellen, Molly, and Samantha. Tripp also wrote American Girl's Wellie Wishers titles, Hopscotch Hill School titles, numerous leveled readers, songs, stories, skills book pages, and plays for educational publishers. Tripp is writer and editorial director of the Boys Camp series, and a writer, editor, and art editor for Sterling Publishing Company. Tripp received a B.A. and honors as a member of the first co-educated class at Yale University and a master's of education degree from Harvard University.

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MILLIE LIU was born in sunny Pasadena, California, and has been drawing ever since she could hold a pencil. It did start with color pencils on walls but after some scolding, she decided paper was much better. She graduated from Otis College of Art and Design and went into the field of toy design shortly after, designing colorful toys for children the world over. Her favorite subject to draw is story-driven fantastical locations with a touch of magic. When not drawing, she loves to read, experiment with cooking, and keep up with her fierce, growing collection of house plants. She also makes a conscious effort to buy secondhand or used products, and tries to reduce her use of single-use plastic.



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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Boom Again - The New Trivia Board Game for Boomers

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The Boom Again Trivia Game takes players on a road trip down memory lane with pop culture trivia from the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s. The only game made just for Baby Boomers, team up or play one-on-one to answer questions from music, TV, movies, fashion, sports, politics, school & more! Boom Again is full of real Boomer memories & stores in a box you’ll never put away!

Authentically Boomer & A Whole Lotta Fun!

Do you recognize these iconic tokens from the Baby Boomer decades?  Maybe it was Senior High School and you just put a 45 on your record player to listen to The Beatles. Or maybe you remember getting the milk bottles off the front porch. Whatever your memories, put them to the test with Boom Again, the pop culture trivia game that lets you live the ‘50s, ‘60s & ‘70s AGAIN.

The Gift of Pop Culture Trivia

If you’re in hot pursuit of something special, the Boom Again Trivia Game makes a great gift for friends and family members. With Boom Again, the older you are the more you know, which gives new meaning to “oldies but goodies!” When your kids ask you what you want for your birthday or the holidays, tell them Boom Again, the gift that keeps on giving for hours and hours of fun.

Be sure to visit Boom Again and follow on Facebook and Twitter


Enter to win Boom Again - The New Trivia Board Game for Boomers! This giveaway in open to US readers and ends on 12/12. Good Luck!

Friday, November 25, 2022

CatLadyBox: The Perfect Gift For Cat Lovers! + Giveaway

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A CatLadyBox is a perfect gift for any cat lover! CatLadyBox is the exclusive subscription box for cat ladies everywhere. From chic clothing to adorable glassware, you can represent your modern style and taste while showing off your cat pride. You’re not crazy, just crazy about cats! 

Choose from the 1, 3, or 6-month plan and receive your purr-fect box right at your doorstep. CatLadyBox also works to save cats and give them a better life. Each week, the CatLadyBox Cares program makes a cash donation to a new rescue organization.  Throughout the year, they also make donations whenever they can to help out with vet bills, sponsor special rescue projects, and support adoption centers.

CatLadyBox Price: Subscriptions start at $34.99 a month with monthly, 3-month, or 6-month payment options.  

For more information, visit CatLadyBox and follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram


Enter to win your own CatLadyBox! This giveaway in open to US readers and ends on 12/10. Good Luck! 

Worx Nitro 20V Cordless Pruning Shear/Lopper Cuts Through Yard Work!

Disclosure: Susie's Reviews receives compensation or products from brands in exchange for the posts on this site Our opinions are honest...