Fortune favors the ones who are willing to try their luck wherever they can! The actual emphasis lays on the trying part. This must have been the moment of epiphany for the ones who invented the lottery system or in today’s context, what you call, Contests or Sweepstakes. You might have witnessed many people eagerly taking part in such contests and desperately hoping that lady luck would smile upon them.
There are plenty of contests and sweepstakes that are organized by various brands or entrepreneurs in a bid to ace the race to the top. A variety of contests are held but people are of the opinion that sweepstakes are not so variant. So, bursting the bubble here, there are various kinds of sweepstake that one can come across, viz, Online sweepstakes, call-in sweepstakes, email sweepstakes, the traditional drop box sweepstake etc. But many a times, there arises a confusion regarding which is which? People often use contests and sweepstakes interchangeably, which is incorrect. So, in order to put your nagging doubts to rest, we can refer to the definitions of each of these word and can draw our own conclusions.
A Contest can be defined as an event where people would compete with each other in certain sport or activity and would be judged on the basis of their skills or how well they performed. On the other hand, a Sweepstake is a kind of competition where the winners are chosen randomly!
The entire concept of contests and sweepstakes originates from the concept of promotions. The promotional activities of various brands are branched out as Contests- the game of skill and Sweepstakes- the game of chance. In a contest, judges would select the ones taking part in the contest if they fulfil the requirements laid down by them. It is more organised and if done right would ensure loyalty of the existing customer and can add new recruits to your customer army!
Sweepstakes on the other hand does not demand any kind of criterias to be fulfilled and the winner is chosen randomly, thus the name- game of chance. Sweepstakes are great when it comes to introducing your product to the general public, you have a dropbox, you draw a card and you have a winner! They generate the required enthusiasm among the audience and hypes the curiosity quotient, thus it strikes a chord, although momentary with the audience.
Thought these two concepts are similar to each other, there is a striking difference between them, so the next time you enter a competition, you can easily bifurcate whether you need to depend on your skills or you have a mutter a short prayer to lady luck under your breath!
Tips for buying trundle bedsRead more
If you want a bed that will save you space, but will not be too small, trundle beds are the best option. A trundle bed will suit the bigger families living in small quarters or those who have rented a new apartment, but want a bed that won’t make your room look clumsy. It is even very helpful when you have visitors in your house. But before buying a trundle bed you must have knowledge about certain things, which are listed here.
A trundle bed is a special modification of a normal bed in which a smaller bed can be inserted underneath a larger one. So with a single piece of furniture, you will get more than one sleeping space. It is very similar to bunk beds, but in this case, you can pull out that extra bed when you need it. At other times, it would just look like a normal twin-sized bed.
Why should you opt for a trundle bed?
If you want to save space, buy a trundle bed. You will get two beds in the same space as one. There are various shapes of trundle beds available in the market. You can opt for fascinating ones shaped in the form of a lounge which will, in turn, serve you both purposes. You can use it as a couch in the daytime and then take out the smaller bed when you need it.
For whom are trundle beds best?
Trundle beds can be used by anyone. But due to the smaller size of the bed which stays underneath, it is best suited for teens and children. It also serves best for guests who stay overnight in your house. However, if you have someone in the house who has a back pain, then trundle beds are not the option for you. Also because of its closeness to the ground, it is not an option for elderly people who may have a problem of getting up on their own.
Know about the material of your trundle bed
Trundle beds are available in various materials that are used in all other standard beds. They do not need any specific material. Trundle beds can be made of wood or even metal. Some brands even provide upholstered trundle beds. So it is best that you choose the material of your bed based on the other interior decorations of your house, also keeping your budget in mind.
Are trundle beds available in all sizes?
Trundle beds are crafted in a way so as to be easily accommodated in compact spaces. But they are available in various sizes. The twin size is the most common one.
Since, this is one bed that is available in all shapes, sizes, and colors, purchase a trundle bed that suits you the best and solves all your space issues.
How to deal with itchy skinRead more
You may be suffering from itchy skin because of a number of reasons. From a flea bite to severe conditions like psoriasis, itchy skin can be caused by different medical conditions. The best way to understand it is by diagnosing the itchy skin symptoms. Consulting a doctor will be the ideal way to treat itchy skin symptoms and get a prognosis on measures to be taken to control the itchiness.
However, often it is not possible to consult a doctor. You must be aware of these procedures that will help you control itchiness.
Use a good quality moisturizing lotion
Apply a high quality or medicinal moisturizing lotion to the itchy area at least once a day.
Use creams and gels that have cooling effect on your skin
Try to use creams and gels that are based on items like, cucumber, aloe vera, mint, and lemon that induce a cooling effect on the skin.
Avoid things that make your skin itch more
Try to avoid using clothes or foods or conditioners that accentuate the itchiness of your skin.
Apply anti-itch cream or lotion to the affected area
Anti-itch creams are easily available in a pharmaceutical store. Apply to the affected area at least 2-3 times daily.
It is hard not to scratch when your skin is itching like hell, but try not to scratch it as it may lead to a nasty infection. Wear gloves if necessary.
Apply a cold and wet compress
Wrap the affected area with a wet compress preferably using ice-cold or cold water.
Bathe in different solutions
Prepare a bath by dissolving baking soda or finely ground oatmeal in lukewarm water. Soak your whole body in it for about 30 minutes. Wash it off with regular water and apply moisturizer.
Itchy skin symptoms will abate if you follow these uncomplicated remedies. But if the itchiness persists, it is advisable to consult a doctor and let him/her take a look at your itchy skin symptoms.