What to Do With Old Electronics


Not sure what to do with your used electronics (laptop, desktop, smartphone, a gaming console, or even a television)? When you decide to make the change, you might think to simply toss some of the electronics in the garbage, but this is not the right way to dispose your old electronics.

DO NOT Throw Used Electronics in the Garbage

Old electronics contain a lot of toxins that shouldn’t be left in a landfill, such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic. If left in landfills, they can easily spread their way into the ecosystem that could damage animals and plant life impacting the food supply as we know it.

Throwing old tech in the garbage is not a good idea since this contains your personal information and it needs to be kept private. Throwing away an old computer might leak your very sensitive information to other people. You should always have all your data deleted before you get rid of your old tech.

How To Recycle Old Electronics

Some companies offer recycling services and they help in the disposal of the old tech in the most responsible manner. These companies are willing to buy old tech so as to help you ditch them in an easy way, you may also check with your local government so as to find out if they have any recycling options that are available. There are also some big tech manufacturers that recycle and you may get a gift card after this. Before choosing this option, be sure to delete all your personal information from the old tech.

New Use

You can look for some inspiration on what to do with old electronics. There are some that can be used as a control panel for different things within the household.

Sell Your Used Electronics

When you no longer need your used electronics, you can try to sell them to someone else. Like selling it online via social media and other channels at a cheaper price. Someone may find them very useful and they can use them to upgrade from something less superior. Don’t forget to ensure that you wipe the items clean before you give them to the buyer.

Donate Your Used Electronics

The other option you have is to donate. This is a good option if you don’t want to recycle, sell, or reuse. You may give them to a charity that could make use of them, especially if it is still working well. You will discover that there are so many people who could make use of something that is worth very little to you.

You can sell your used electronics and used tablets to upgrade and buy new advanced ones. This is more responsible than throwing your used electronics in the garbage since they are not earth friendly. In this way, you can dispose the electronics and make some money.

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​The Purpose of Life


For whom do you live? What’s your life’s purpose? For whom do you wake up everyday? 

We all wake up every day to continue what we have done yesterday; continue the tasks we’ve left at our workplace, continue with yesterday’s lessons at school, etc. But, there’s a common denominator for all that we do – we wake up to continue living, to continue our lives. Whether yesterday was a failure or a success, we need to continue living. Not just for ourselves but also for our family – our kids, husband and wife, mom and dad.

So if ever you’re having a difficult time right now, just think that some of the best days of your life has not happened yet. Keep in mind that you can get through whatever challenges you’re facing right now. Remember, that every problem has a solution. If it doesn’t have a solution, then it’s not a problem, but rather, a truth that needs to be accepted. Think of the moments and the people who made you smile.  Don’t live to please other people. Do what makes you happy and be with those who you make you smile. Don’t forget to pray because God will always make a way. 🙂

 
Live your life …  on purpose.
 
 

Earthquake Safety Tips


Recently, the Philippines was struck by a magnitude 6 earthquake particularly in some parts of Mindanao. The strong earthquake damaged several structures, including a portion of the national highway.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said the quake struck on the morning of April 12 at 5:21 a.m.  and was located some 14 kilometers northwest of Wao, Lanao del Sur.

It was felt at Intensity 7 – classified as destructive – in Wao and Kalilangan, Bukidnon; and Intensity 4 (moderately strong) in Cagayan de Oro City; Cotabato City; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; Matalam, North Cotabato and Davao City.

The tremor was also felt at Intensity 3 in Kabacan, North Cotabato; Maramag, Quezon, Don Carlos, Bukidnon; Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Intensity 2 in Kidapawan City, Koronadal City; and Intensity 1 in Camiguin, Misamis Oriental.

Photo Credit: Earthquake Newz

 

What to do when there’s an earthquake?

  1. DROP down onto your hands and knees before the earthquake would knock you down.
  2. COVER your head and neck (and your entire body if possible) under the shelter of a sturdy table or desk.
  3. HOLD ON to your shelter (or to your head and neck) until the shaking stops.

If you are outdoors during an earthquake:

  1. Stay there.
  2. Move away from buildings, streetlights, and utility wires.
  3. Once in the open, stay there until the shaking stops. The greatest danger exists directly outside buildings, at exits and alongside exterior walls.

What will you do before and after an earthquake?

Make sure you have a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery-powered radio, a flashlight, and extra batteries at home. Here’s a list of essential products you need. Learn how to turn off the gas, water, and electricity. Make up a plan of where to meet your family after an earthquake. Don’t leave heavy objects on shelves (they’ll fall during a quake).

The Philippines is located along a typhoon belt and the so-called Ring of Fire, a vast Pacific Ocean region where about 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and 81 percent of the world’s largest earthquakes occur.

To get the latest earthquake information, check out PHIVOLCS Earthquake Bulletins of latest seismic events in the Philippines here.

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