Now that summer is here, we get excited with all the plans we have been making: travelling, beach, meeting friends… But then reality isn’t as similar to our plans as we expected. Due to high temperatures, we stay at home and spend summer afternoons without knowing what to do.
eHidra wants to help you enjoy summer afternoons so we have made a selection of best websites to…
To read, discover new series…during summer afternoons
If you have a Kindle, then you are in luck because Amazon offers many free Kindle books. Also, you can find novels, essays, tales…to download for free at La Casa del Libro.
Although Planeta Libro isn’t so popular, it is also quite interesting. This library contains over 9,000 public domain works to read in mobile phones, tablets or ebook readers. If you wish to discover new books, unknown authors share their works for free in Literanda.
If you have grown sick and tired of the same series, films, music, books…. then Tastekid will recommend you what to read or watch depending on your interests. Do you like Walking Dead? It won’t only provide related series, but also films, videogames and even music.
To discover curious facts
Do you know why your dog misses you when you are away? Why do you have to have the window blinds on planes up during take-off? The Internet is full of wonderful answers and stories and many websites compile this kind of information. These sites use catchy titles and easy-to-read, short stories to get you hooked. Sabías un dato and Batanga are some examples.
To have a good time
Viral videos, witty tweets, killingly funny stories, gifs, memes… There are numerous websites gathering the funniest stuff online. Cuánto Cabrón, Visto en las Redes and Tiene Wasa are among the most popular websites in Spain.
To get scared
To get frozen without turning the air conditioner on, you can check out those websites gathering paranormal stories, inexplicable phenomena and conspiracy theories. Despite the fact that many of them include fake stories, we can still find sites that take it seriously. Planeta Incógnito and Ufopolis are the most serious we have found.
To play games
Do you feel lazy to play WoW or LoL? Do you hate games which force to pass level after level to win? If you just want to have a good time, there are many websites gathering a huge range of online minigames. Juegos.com and Juegosdiarios.com are two examples. And if you miss the Classic Nokia Snake Game, don’t miss Slither. Slither is a multiplayer game where you have to kill other snakes to become the best player.
What do you think about this selection? Can you recommend us other websites to pass summer afternoons? Leave us a comment!
ICTs have changed our lifestyle. For most people, it is unconceivable to live without a mobile phone to unlock every 5 minutes to check Whatsapp messages or to take pictures to be instantly sent to our contacts. But we should wonder whether this unstoppable technological progress only brings benefits or related problems such as technostress may undermine society too.
The labour market is one of the spheres which have been significantly affected by new technologies. Employees are directly affected because they are subjected to an exhausting use of ICTs. As a result, they become the perfect aim of technostress, already known as the digital era new psychopathology.
Technostress: This new type of work-related stress which emerges as a result of new technologies. It could be defined as the inability to make a proper, beneficial use of ICTs.
Technostress is already ranking high among occupational risks. Symptoms experienced are fatigue (technofatigue), insomnia or depression, technology rejection episodes (technoanxiety) or, on the contrary, impulsive, excessive use of them (technoaddiction).
But, how can we avoid that ICTs become a source of discomfort and constant irritability? First of all, companies should enhance employees’ role and set aside the use of ICTs. In this way, employees would be the ones making use of technology, and not the other way around. Also, it is essential to allow employees to take longer breaks. Enjoying moments of rest will increase productivity and become a significant protection factor. Finally, it has to be pointed out that relaxation techniques help reduce tension caused during an intense working day, as well as relax our body and mind.
Under these circumstances, it can be said that an awareness process seems to be necessary. It should be based in suggesting measures to prevent this type of work stress and place employees’ welfare before anything else.
If you have found this post interesting and you have recognised some of the previously mentioned symptoms, we invite you check our online shop. Here you can find a Workshop on Technostress Preventive Techniques. It will be really useful whether you are currently working or unemployed.
Since Google algorithm is constantly changing, community managers responsible for creating content are forced to adapt parameters and keep learning how to improve content and SEO. To help them do so, there are plugins such as Yoast SEO which make optimised content creation easier. Yoast SEO 3.3 new update includes new useful features. Do you want to discover them?
The most significant upgrade is content analysis. This change entails a challenge for users, who must create higher quality content. Therefore, you can find the content tab next to the optimization tab. Apart from making you aware of the mistakes you have made, Yoast SEO will advise you on how to improve your content.
What does Yoast SEO 3.3 assess?
- Sentence length: the shorter the sentence, the better.
- Paragraphs length: clearly defined paragraphs.
- Subheading use: at least once.
- Passive voice use: Advisable
- Transition words use (besides, because, in other words…)
- Readability: readable format
Additionally, Yoast SEO also includes a notification tab showing information on your site SEO. In this tab, you will also discover how to improve your site and solve problems. For sure, this tab will become one of your best allies.
By learning how to create quality content counting on the assistance of Yoast SEO, you will also manage to create readable content meeting Google SEO specifications.
So go for it, update Yoast SEO, follow its recommendations and join the challenge of creating quality content!