This is the list of the top five things I found interesting this week. This could range from movies, websites, apps, books, YouTube videos, and more. My goal is to do this every week. Be sure to let me know what you find interesting so I can include it in my list.
Home RenoVision DIY YouTube
This YouTube channel is dedicated to helping homeowners learn the skills and tricks of the trade to take the fear out of a renovation, remodeling, or decorating anything and get professional results. Jeff has been a General Contractor for over 25 years and flipping homes since he was 10 years old with his family. Watching his videos will teach you how to do almost any home remodeling project.
Noise Reducing Headphones
Noise-canceling headphones are great for things like planes or office noise but for blocking out loud noises that can damage your hearing, you should use Noise Reducing Headphones rated to protect hearing from loud noises such as lawn equipment. Often people wear standard headphones when mowing the grass. To be able to hear the audio, they will turn them to the max value which can damage their hearing. I recommend the ISOtunes PRO Bluetooth if you listen to music while cutting the grass etc.
A good site to bookmark for daily deals is SlickDeals. Slickdeals is a user-driven deal-sharing site enabling consumers to collaborate and share information that facilitate shopping decisions.They often share great deals for Amazon and other sites.
If you have been working from home the past year I bet you have been in a bunch of virtual meetings. If you are still using the built-in microphone on your laptop, I highly recommend buying a cheap external mic. An external mic will do a much better job picking up your voice but will also help to filter out background noise. Here is the mic I have been using for the past few months. It greatly increased my voice quality. It also has a LED light to let you know when you are muted.
The Professor and the Madman on Netflix
Professor James Murray begins work compiling words for the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary in the mid-19th century, and receives over 10,000 entries from a patient at Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum, Dr. William Minor.
Surprisedly this movie was more interesting than you would think. They made the dictionary exciting and the history of the English language. Compiling the Oxford English Dictionary was a massive crowdsourced project that took more than 70 people working for over 70 years to complete. Check this one out on Netflix.