Important Tips For Working From Home

homeworkSince the coronavirus outbreak, working from home has become the norm for some. It can also be quite a challenge if you haven’t done it before. It can be tough to stay focused with all of the distractions of home right around you, plus feeling disconnected can get to you, too.

At the time of writing this we still have people coming into the office but we have deemed that “At-Risk” employees should be working from home.

Here are a few things you can do to try to effectively work from home.

1. Ditch The PJs – First, get changed out of your pajamas every morning. It’ll help get you in the right headspace for work and allow you to take video calls on the fly.

2. Workspace(s) – Pick one or more dedicated workspaces, ideally with a decent chair that will support your back.

3. Mornings – Wake up more than five minutes before your workday starts. You need time to prepare for the day, both mentally and physically.

4. Shoes – Sounds strange, but try wearing shoes, because let’s be real: You probably wouldn’t be chilling barefoot in an office.

5. Music/TV Softly – Listen to music or put the TV on quietly, since working from home can sometimes be a little too quiet, which makes it difficult to focus.

6. Lunch Breaks – Take a lunch break like you would normally do at work.

7. Regular Breaks – Take breaks so you don’t burn out. Stand up and stretch your legs!

8. Socialize – Be sure to socialize after work, even if it’s just a video call, to keep the loneliness at bay.

9. Household Chores a No-No – Don’t do household chores randomly throughout the day, since it can get distracting. Instead, schedule a specific time for them.

10. “I’m Working!” – Make sure the people you live with understand you’re working and to keep quiet when you’re on the phone.

11. Headphones – Use headphones and mute your microphone during conference calls (unless you’re speaking) to minimize the amount of audio feedback and times that random sounds interrupt the conversation.

12. Team Contact – Be in regular contact with your team, in part to make sure that you’re actually working from home.

13. Fresh Air – Go outside! Even if it’s just a quick walk or stretch, the fresh air will do wonders.

14. Stay Active – Finally, stay active. If you can’t go to an fitness class or to the gym, there are plenty of effective workouts you can do at home. YouTube them.

This list of helpful tips comes from our Third Age newsletter which can mail to you weekly, FOR FREE, with various tips, stories and more… all with the theme, Embrace Your Age.

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PulseTV Knows How to Do Playtime

With families staying strong at home things can get a little tense, and boring, especially for the kids. Turn to PulseTV for great products that are hours of fun for kids, and adults, too!


Retro TV Games Arcade with 200 Built-In Games – Simply connect this tiny handheld system into your TV to enjoy 200 classic-style arcade games right at your fingertips! It’s as powerful as the original 8-Bit Nintendo system, but there’s no cartridges to fumble with or programs to download: all these games are already built in. It’s super portable so you can easily take this with you, and anywhere there’s a TV, there’s a huge personal arcade library waiting for you. Game On!

Light-Up Neon Wonder Drawing Pad – Say hello to the Wonder Drawing Pad, a neon light-up drawing tablet that kids can use and re-use over and over! Use the 3 double-sided markers (6 different colors) to create your work of art or message, then hit the power button to brilliantly light it up. Kids can use it at home or on the go. There are marker clips on the back of the pad and a flip-out easel stand. Adults can use it too for messages, to-do lists and reminders.

The AutoMotion Transformer Remote RC Car – This might look like just an ordinary RC Sport Car, but it’s actually hiding a secret… with just a push of
a button it completely transforms into a robot – in seconds! Kids will have a blast transforming and driving both the sports car and robot around, plus
there’s even an auto-demo mode that allows the car to drive on it’s own. It’s a great toy to race around the house that’s easy to control and way more fun than you’re average RC car.

3-in-1 Wireless Karaoke Microphone and LED Speaker – This karaoke microphone is equipped with everything you need to get the party started! Connect to any mobile phone, tablet, or audio device and it will play your music wirelessly up to 30ft away. It has a powerful speaker and on-board media keys so you can skip, pause and play your favorite tunes. It also has an adjustable volume slider and reverberation echo so everyone can hear the full karaoke effect.

Rechargeable Lighted Super Mini Racer W/ Stunt Dome – Super fast, super fun, and full of flashing lights! Say hello to the Rechargeable Lighted Super Mini Racer W/ Stunt Dome. You’ve never seen a car this small go this fast. Put the car in the included Stunt Dome and you have a whole new toy. The intense speed of the car starts to defy gravity as it races all around the dome hugging the inside surface while driving in loops, turns, and even upside down. It’s fun to race and even more fun for your pets to chase!

From video games to transforming RC cars, PulseTV knows how to liven things up and keep families having fun! Be sure to check out Toys department for more great products today!

PulseTV Knows How To Entertain

First, movie theaters were closed. Second, streaming services became fearful of crashing due to the unprecedented use due to the coronavirus.
And now things seem to be in “lockdown” so entertainment is where you can find it – and that place is PulseTV! We have plenty of products like DVDs, Blu-Rays, games, gadgets, and much more, to keep you indoors, entertained, and relaxed.

Lucy Moves to NBC on DVD – Emmy awarded comedienne Lucille Ball comes out of retirement and teams with NBC for this series of special programs which are loaded with legendary performers and stars including Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Gene Kelly, Jack Klugman, Gloria DeHaven, and more…

Amplified HD TV Free Way Gold Antenna – Stop spending hundreds on monthly cable bills when you could use the TV Free-Way! This antenna is plated with 24K gold connectors to ensure the highest-quality signal transfer for the best possible picture…completely free! The high-quality signal transfer means you can use TV Free-Way Gold to watch indoor local TV, live sports, top-rated sitcoms, movies, and more! Or, use the 30-mile range to watch HDTV outside on your patio, deck, or garage.

Giant 600 Cartoon Collection – Over 60 Hours of Entertainment, on 12 DVDs, this is the largest collection of classic cartoons ever assembled in one package. Many of these cartoons have never been released before on VHS or DVD! Iconic favorites will include Popeye, Woody Woodpecker, Felix the Cat, The Three Stooges, Baby Huey, Hunhy & Spunky, Mighty Mouse, Heckle & Jeckle, Little LuLu, Casper, Tom & Jerry and many many more.

Retro TV Games Arcade with 200 Built-In Games – Simply connect this tiny handheld system into your TV to enjoy 200 classic-style arcade games right at your fingertips! It’s as powerful as the original 8-Bit Nintendo system, but there’s no cartridges to fumble with or programs to download: all these games are already built in. It’s super portable so you can easily take this with you, and anywhere there’s a TV, there’s a huge personal arcade library waiting for you. Game On!

The Best of The Honeymooners: The Lost Episodes DVD – These ‘lost episodes’ are a selection of rare sketches that originally aired only once on live telecasts from 1952-1957. ‘The Honeymooners’ is one of the rarest gems in television history, even 65 years later the humor, timing and chemistry of the characters is as engaging and infatuating as it ever was. So join Jackie Gleason, along with his co-stars Art Carney, Audrey Meadows and Joyce Randolph for a look back at THE show that literally started the TV sitcom.

Get ready to tune in or fire up that DVD player because PulseTV knows how to entertain!

It’s Time To Get Cooking

The coronavirus is certainly making homebodies out of us with the CDC telling people to self quarantine and practice “social distancing” in the
hopes of slowing things down and helping us to get back to normal sooner than later.

Now, with restaurants and bars closed, this is the perfect time to learn to be a chef at home… and PulseTV is here to help you get started with a few handy items for your kitchen.

Spiral Slicer – Eating better and eliminating carbs from your diet has never been easier thanks to the Spiral Slicer. With a simple twist you can create perfect julienne strips of vegetables which can improve any recipe, or create your very own recipes for heart healthy meals or snacks.

Flexible Chopping Mats 2-pk – These Flexible Chopping Mats are perfect for cutting, chopping, and slicing. The surface won’t dull knives and they provide a sanitary work surface while protecting your countertops. It’s great for chopping veggies for stir fry or crushing crackers for pie crust.

Digital Touch Kitchen Scale – Not only will its accurate measurements help recipes turn out right every time, using any kitchen scale can help in losing weight, by ensuring you are measuring meats and ingredients accurately. It’s simple to use, accurate and it’s easy to clean thanks to the smooth glass scale plate.

Potato Pocket – Makes Perfect Potatoes in 4 Min. – The Potato Pocket is a microwavable cloth pouch used to cook potatoes or other vegetables quickly and easily in your microwave without drying them out. While it is perfect for potatoes you can also cook… artichokes, asparagus, baked apples, broccoli, brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, winter squash and yams – even Corn on the Cob!

Perfect Produce Veggie And Fruit Crisper Kit – Keep your fruit and veggies fresh (and crisp) for longer with the Perfect Produce Veggie And Fruit Crisper. It’s made to help maximize fridge airflow while the special carbon filters absorb gas and odors from produce, meat, cheese, juice and more, so you enjoy fresher, longer lasting fruits and veggies!

You don’t need to go out to have a good meal. With a few of these “kitchen helpers” you can just stay home and get things cooking! Head to PulseTV for more helpful items for when you’re in the kitchen.

How We Are Dealing With The Coronavirus

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We think of PulseTV as more than an e-commerce company, we are a family. Many of our employees have been with us since we started over twenty years ago. We are taking precautions as a company and wanted to share with you what we are doing.

First, we are communicating every day about washing hands for 20 seconds or more. Throughout the office we have hand sanitizers strategically placed. In addition, we have handed out products from our stock that is geared to kill most viruses. This includes disinfectants like Miracle Clean Spray Pens.** This allows everyone to spray and then wipe their desks and work areas.

What is necessary is diligence and introducing new habits. Stop touching one’s face is a critical habit to break. And one of the most important things to do at work, and home, is to keep your phone clean. We handed out our Anti-Viral and Anti-Bacterial Disinfectant Foam by Zagg ** so that people could clean computers, laptops, phones, etc.

For our warehouse, vinyl gloves have been distributed. But don’t worry, the Coronavirus cannot live on surfaces more than 14 days and all products are essentially quarantined for 4 weeks to make sure they are safe for the thousands of PulseTV customers. We’ve also made the 50 Pairs of Disposable Vinyl Gloves** available to PulseTV customers.

And with Coronavirus, and flu season still here, hand sanitizer has disappeared from store shelves. Don’t drive from store to store searching for it – Just Order It! PulseTV has partnered with an industrial manufacturer to bring this maximum strength hand and surface cleaner to as many people possible. The Purifize 8 oz Hand Cleaner** exceeds CDC recommendations for cleaning and sanitizing. Purifize contains 70% alcohol to disinfect and kill more than 99.99% of all germs, viruses and bacteria, not only on your hands but surfaces as well.

And it’s not just hand sanitizer that’s in short supply. Masks, hand sanitizers, disinfectants and more have all become rare commodities. Please follow these tips if you find PulseTV is out of stock or you cannot find necessary products to keep you safe:

1) Stock up on Vitamin C and Vitamin D
2) If disinfectant wipes are not available, you can put vodka on a paper towel or rag and wipe surfaces. Rubbing alcohol as well will work, but that is in short supply.
3) Mix vinegar and lemon juice and put on a rag. Sprinkle table salt and this becomes a great cleanser. Make sure you wipe off the surface to dry.
4) Even if there are no “N-95” masks, use any mask to wear that will keep you from touching your face, even if it does not filter the virus itself.
5) Stay home if you have a cough. Be vigilant to not infect others too.
6) Avoid shaking hands for the next 3 or 4 months. Consider fist bumps.
7) Avoid public gatherings whenever possible.

In the end, it is better to be safe than sorry. We hope this blog post helps.

** The products spoken about in this blog may be out of stock by the time you are reading this. You can click on the links if interested, but stocks are limited.

The Customer Service That Cares

People contact customer service for various reasons: Questions about products, return policy, ordering, and so much more.

That’s why PulseTV‘s dedicated staff is always here to help you, plus we want to makes sure you have information at your finger tips through our site.

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You can reach our Customer Service team Mon – Fri , 8am to 5pm CST, in a several different ways:

EMAIL US: Create A Customer Service Ticket

CALL US: 800-711-1361  to leave a Voicemail and/or Answering service options after hours.

CHAT WITH US: Live Chat  [Online]

WRITE TO US:
PulseTV.com
7851 185th Street
Suite 106
Tinley Park, IL. 60477

On Our FAQ page you will find answers to questions such as:
•    Is Your Website Secure?
•    What Credit Cards Do You Accept?
•    Do You Take PayPal?
•    Can I Pay By Check Or Money Order?
•    Can I Place My Order By Phone?
•    Why Am I Being Charged Sales Tax?
•    How Does PulseTV Ship Its Orders?
•    What Is Your Privacy Policy?
•    I Completed My Order But Did Not Receive An Email Confirmation?
•    Why Did I Receive More Than 1 Email Confirmation?
•    What Is Your Return Policy?
•    What Do I Do If My Order Is Incomplete, Incorrect Or Damaged?
•    What Is This California Prop 65 All About?
•    What Are Your Shipping Charges?
•    Why Are Your Shipping & Handling Charges So High?
•    I Am Having Trouble Viewing Text In One Of Your Screens.
•    How Can I Unsubscribe From Receiving Emails From PulseTV?
•    Can I Buy 500 Or 1000 Of An Item?
•    How Can I Get Text Deals?
•    What If I Need Instructions Or More Help To Use A Product?
•    Where Can I Find Answers To Questions About A Specific Product?

If you have purchased a product from PulseTV and have questions on its use, assembly, and more, you may find the manual, and help, through our site’s Instruction Manual page.

Sometimes there are little tricks and tips we have learned about products not shown on MFG packaging or instructions. We try to put those on the product FAQ page, like our Handy Can Opener.

As you can see, PulseTV is always ready to help all of our customers no matter what the question or concern may be.

Are You Ready For Spring Cleaning?

Spring is on its way and with it is the welcoming lemony fresh scent of Spring Cleaning!

That’s right! It’s time to get out the mop and bucket, the vacuum, the glass cleaner, and various other cleaning supplies, role up those sleeves and start scrubbing, wiping, and disinfecting. I know it’s not everyone’s favorite think, but these days, a little extra cleaning could do you a world of good. Plus, there’s nothing like the freshly clean sparkle of your home, office, or even your car.

PulseTV is gearing up for Spring Cleaning, too! Not only by freshening up the office, but by offering great deals on items that will help you clean up, without cleaning out your wallet. Items like…

The Luna Steam Mop – It’s the ultimate floor cleaner that actually sanitizes your floor while making it sparkly clean. Nothing makes your hardwood, tile, linoleum or Pergo floors look more dazzling (or smell fresher) than a good steam cleaning! This is the Deluxe Version: The Luna Steam Cleaner PLUS, which comes with a 12 piece accessory kit to help clean beyond your floors!

Streak Free Cloth – This 4-pack cleans effectively by pulling and trapping all dust, grease and dirt which doesn’t transfer back onto the surface you are cleaning. Cleans many surfaces like glass, mirrors, windows, stainless steel, TV screens, tablets, eyeglasses, counter tops and more. Eliminates the need for expensive and caustic cleaning chemicals… better for you, your children, and the environment!

Safe T Air – Looking for a solution to indoor pollution? Help rid your home of odors, mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus. Safe T Air cleans the air naturally with tea tree oil. This essential oil is nature’s most powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial and deodorizer. Suspended in this thick gel, it slowly evaporates to gently circulate and clean indoor air.

Pure Power Scouring Cloths – These premium scouring pads are made for strength and durability to provide a robust cleaning effect that will not tear or wear out even after numerous uses! These double-sided pads scrubs off stuck-on food, grease, and grime. It works fast and effectively, helping you keep your kitchen and other appliances looking brand new.

Grimebuster – Looking for a quick and powerful clean? Cut through the grime, grease, dried on food and sticky messes without any extra elbow grease with Grimebuster Handheld Power Scrubber by Black and Decker. Use this all-purpose bristle brush on your dishes, pots and pans, countertops, stovetops, the oven, microwave, sinks, and more. When powered on, it rotates getting in all those nooks and crannies without needing to apply much pressure and the non-slip handle makes it comfortable to grip – perfect for those with limited hand strength or arthritis.

So head to PulseTV and let the cleaning begin!

Welcome to GopherCentral.com

For well over 20 years, GopherCentral.com, called “Shagmail” back in the day, was the place to go for free newsletters. With numerous publications, covering a wide array of topics from humor to household hints,
Gophercentral was a juggernaut. Even after the dot-com bubble burst in the early 2000s, Gophercentral has soldiered on with new publications, an extensive archives covering over 30 of our popular publications, and a new generation of subscribers that not only read, but interact with our editors with questions, comments, and content.

Today, GopherCentral.com is the place for email nostalgia. Its most popular publications are still there, like the clean joke list Clean Laffs, the adult joke list Laff-a-Day, the home-cooking column Daily Recipe, and Bizarre News – all written and published in-house by PulseTV staff, with a core audience of fans who forward their favorite issues around to their friends and still patronize PulseTV.com.

Now GopherCentral.com is starting to grow a social media presence as well. If you have never read a GopherCentral.com eZine they are all free, like they have always been, and the editors are just waiting to say hello. Subscribe Today!

DVDs and Blu-Rays and CDs, Oh, My!

With the streaming age upon us physical media is becoming a thing of the past.

Books, CDs, records, tapes, DVDs, even Blu-Rays are all forms of media that are being abandoned for tablets, smartphones, and other devices.
The convenience of gaining access to, purchasing, and enjoy an endless supply of entertainment is quite enticing, but come on, you don’t really own that media…think of it more as a rental. What happens if a server goes down, your account gets hacked, or you can’t gain access to your accounts? You have to re-purchase the media that you had acquired in the past. What a pain!


Now, I do appreciate what streaming and handheld devices do, but physical media is where it’s at! With physical media you always have the desired movie, show, song, or book ever accessible. No buffering. No low battery. No incorrect passwords. You can put on a movie or show, flip open a book, or spin a record and enjoy without having to rely on a paid service to let you enjoy these forms of entertainment.

Now with Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox they have announced that many of the Fox titles are getting put in a vault and will not be available through streaming. WHAT!? Now is the time to stock up on DVDs, Blu-Rays, and CDs before some of your favorites become unavailable for the foreseeable future. Here’s one title that could possibly disappear…

Platoon 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray – Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Directing*, this harrowingly realistic war film (based on director Oliver Stone’s firsthand experience) arrives on Blu-Ray for the first time in this 25th Anniversary Edition – loaded with explosive extras that take you to the front lines of moviemaking. Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen.

Dark Shadows Complete Original Series Deluxe Edition DVD Set – This limited edition boxed set contains every eerie episode of the original Gothic suspense series DARK SHADOWS (1966-1971) plus a wealth of bonus interviews with the stars and creative members that made the supernatural thriller a cult favorite and an enduring television classic. Includes 131 DVDs with ALL 1,225 Complete Episodes and a Commemorative Coffin package.

Watch Around the Clock: 24 Hours of TV in Color – DVD + Digital Collection – Relive a Day-In-The-Life from Television’s Golden Age with this 24 Hour Lineup – IN COLOR! – This incredible 4-DVD collection, plus a BONUS holiday disc, features nonstop programming from the Golden Age of Television as if you’ve gone back in time, but this time IN COLOR! Starting with early morning cartoons for the kids, daytime programming which includes all your favorite family-friendly features, then all your favorite prime-time hits during the evening and then into the wee morning hours with star-studded movies all complete with commercials from the era. It’s an experience like none other! Includes shows Petticoat Junction, Adventures with Ozzie & Harriet, The Red Skelton Show and more.

Great entertainment to add to your library – All at great prices! To check out more of our available DVDs, Blu-Rays, and More – Head to PulseTV!

Vote For PulseTV!

We need your support! PulseTV is currently in the running for the 2020 FedEx Small Business Grant Contest… and your vote counts!

PulseTV is always working hard to meet customer needs. We offer a great experience and the right combination of service, value and products.


We pride ourselves on offering great products at great prices and use videos to explain and demonstrate the products. Our commitment to our customers, our employees and the community helps us stand out among the cluttered eCommerce sites. We’ve always had a passion for getting good product deals and sharing them. As a company we believe in giving back and are one of the main sponsors and participants for the Run for Your Life Safety 5K in our town.

Winning this grant would help PulseTV continue its 20 years of quality service to the most loyal customers across the world.

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