iPoll Quiz Results: Food Moods

What’s on your mind right now? Depending on the time of day, it could be food. Maybe you just finished breakfast and the tastes of your oatmeal, bagel, or omelet is still lingering. Maybe you’re staring at the clock wishing it would hurry up and get to twelve so you can take a break for lunch (guilty). Or maybe it’s late in the day and you’re thinking about what you’ll have for dinner. Then there are the weekend plans, which often revolve around what restaurant to go to or what to put on the pizza you’re going to order. Bottom line? Food is on our minds a lot through the course of any given day. Naturally, this is a subject ripe for an iPoll Quiz.

The quizmasters asked the following: “Do you feed your feelings? Do you sometimes get unhealthy cravings? What tastes do you seek out when you are out with friends celebrating?” As with all our iPoll quizzes, we got a flurry of responses. A handful of those responders were rewarded with extra cash in their iPoll accounts. I wonder if they spent any of that dough on dough? Here are the results of the Food Moods Quick Quiz:

 

Junk Food

Are you craving this? I'm going to go ahead and say, "Yes." Image Source: flickr user: John Liu

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Written by Rick B.

September 4th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Grocery Shopping Hacks To Save You Big Bucks

iPoll and grocery shopping go hand in hand. After all, the bulk of Mobile Missions take place in a grocery store. Whether you’re looking for new products for the scavenger hunt or following a specific mission based on a survey, your trip to the store can be rewarding. We know that using coupons and meal planning are great ways to save on your grocery bills. But guess what? You don’t have to stop there. We’ve discovered a bunch of amazing grocery shopping hacks that can stretch your food-shopping money even further. Are you ready to start saving? Then get hacking!

 

Food shopping

You could buy more and save more with grocery shopping hacks. Image Source: flickr user: Robin DeGrassi James

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Written by Rick B.

September 3rd, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Cooking With Kids: A Fun Guide

There will come a time when the barriers fall down and you allow your kids to have free rein in the kitchen. Before then, however, the kitchen is a “hot zone.” Cabinets should be baby-proofed, sharp objects should be hidden away, and if the toddler wanders anywhere need the kitchen border; you need to scream, “Hot! Hot! Boo-Boo!” (At least that’s what works in my house.) But if you do a lot of cooking, then it is only natural for you to want your kid to learn to cook along with you.

Aside from playing with all the cool kitchen gadgets, they can also get a greater appreciation of where food comes from. This is the beginning of those important lessons of teaching your kid the value of things. Of course, cooking with kids is just plain fun. As you get ready to invite your little master chef into the kitchen, here are some things you need to keep in mind:

 

Kids In The Kitchen

When cooking with kids, there is no such thing as, "too many chefs!" Image Source: Flickr user: Jon Nicholls

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Written by Rick B.

September 2nd, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Surprise Origins of Your Favorite Foods

Have you ever bitten into some tasty treat or delectable delight and wondered, “Where did that come from?” Obviously, the short answer is the “nearest kitchen.” But what if you were to go back even further, to the very first time that yummy something was made? Sure, there are plenty of people who play around with recipes and come up with the best burger or best pizza, but those are just variations on a theme. They aren’t the really cool stories. Here are some surprise origins of your favorite foods that you can take a bite out of:

 

Pat's

Lining up for the original Philly cheesesteak. Color me there. Image Source: flickr user: bigbirdz

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Written by Rick B.

September 1st, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Take Your Pick of Missions and Quizzes for Cash Rewards

“Variety is the spice of life.” You’ve probably heard that phrase a bunch of times–but do you know who coined it? That would be English Poet William Cowper, who was around during the Revolutionary War era. That oft-used phrase first appeared  in one of his poems. The full quote is, “Variety’s the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor.” Variety is also the buzzword you can apply to your iPoll Mobile Missions and quizzes. There are plenty of choose from, but they all have a common theme. That would be to provide you with the chance to earn cash rewards. Who can argue with that sentiment?

 

Tomato soup and Grilled Cheese

Now this is a lunch worthy of taking a break for. Image Source: flickr user: jeffreyw

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Written by Rick B.

August 31st, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Posted in Mobile Army Monday

This Year, Make School Picture Day Count

We devoted some time this week to talking about getting your college-bound student ready for their transition to campus life. However, there are still legions of parents who are many years away from that major event. Before college, you’ve got to get them through the first 13 years of school. That includes getting them through picture day. This is the day set aside by the yearbook committee where your student gets to have a professional picture snapped. This will immortalize them for that year. It could also become the number one photo memento as you build a decade worth of these portraits. Although you’re probably quite practiced at prepping for picture day, it doesn’t hurt to check out our tips that will help get your young ones ready for their close-up.

 

School Picture Day

Cute kid but he might not be ready for school picture day yet. Image Source: flickr user: stephanie sicore

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Written by Rick B.

August 28th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

How To Cope With Empty Nest Syndrome

Mom, Dad… you’ve done your job. The kids are finally off to college. You’ve helped them every step along the way. You got them ready for dorm life and shared with them some valuable college hacks. You taught them right from wrong and given them a strong moral compass. The rest is up to them. So now what? Well, you could be facing empty nest syndrome. This is where you wander into your teen’s room and start to cry because you miss them. Totally understandable, and we’ll allow that. However, you can’t let that empty nest define you. It’s time to get up and get focused. Here’s how you can deal with empty nest syndrome.

 

Moving Out

If only sending a kid to college was as easy as packing the truck. Image Source: Flickr user: kristin klein

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Written by Rick B.

August 27th, 2015 at 6:59 pm

14 Super Awesome College Hacks

As your college-bound student heads off to a fresh semester, they will certainly be learning a lot of new things. It’s not just those expensive textbooks that will provide the education, but also adapting to dorm life and trying to fit in. Hopefully, the period of adjustment will be a quick one. As a way of helping make the transition from home life to college life a smooth one, iPoll is happy to share a bunch of super awesome college hacks. Like all other life hacks, these are workaround suggestions that can make things go a lot smoother and save some serious bucks. Share these with the college student in your life–and let the rapid round of hacks commence!

College Life

Surviving college 101: Make new friends that will last a lifetime. Image Source: flickr user: COD newsroom

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Written by Rick B.

August 26th, 2015 at 10:22 pm

Get Your Kid Ready For Dorm Life

This is it. The moment you’ve been waiting the last eighteen years to finally happen: your kid is going off to college. They’ll be getting that higher education diploma meant to set them up for a wonderful career. More importantly, they’ll also be living on their own for the first time. That’s a game changer. Of course, you’re not just packing them up and shipping them off. You still have a role to play, even if they are several miles (or states) away. No doubt, there will be plenty of Skype calls, texts, and FaceTime sessions coming your way. To help with the transition to a dorm, you might want to make sure they have a few essentials ready.

 

Dorm Room

Your kid's dorm room might only look this clean once. Image Source: flickr user: Daniel Borman

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Written by Rick B.

August 25th, 2015 at 10:26 pm

Mobile Army Monday: Don’t Forget Your Cash Earning Surveys

For many folks around the country and the world, this is a very busy week. It’s the end of summer, and back-to-school time. For the last several months, the mornings have been sublime. Now the frenzy starts up again. This includes the daily mad rush to find something to wear, something to eat for lunch, and something you didn’t do the night before (like homework). As families settle into their new routines, it is common to forget a few things, like paying this week’s bills or picking up the dog food from the grocery store. One thing you shouldn’t forget, though, is filling out your iPoll surveys. They have a way of helping you refocus. After all, that bag of dog food could be this month’s mystery product. If you upload that, you could score $500 in cash rewards. And the rest of the cash-earning surveys can help defer the costs of some school supplies. Every little bit helps!

 

Classroom

It's back to school time. Aren't you glad you're not in school? Image Source: flickr user: US Department of Education

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Written by Rick B.

August 24th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Posted in iPoll Mobile