Home Decor to Liven Up Your Space

I’ve just discovered a bohemian style decor shop based in the states, and I’m living for every item they have available. Jungalow is a women owned brand offering designs by founder Justina Blakeney, and also goods from around the globe. After reading about the decor shop and their practices, I’m more inclined to purchase from them. From Jungalow.com: “We work with vendors from all over … Continue reading Home Decor to Liven Up Your Space

Jackie Aina Launches Lifestyle Brand

I’m sure by now everybody has learned the big news that Nigerian-American beauty content creator and slay queen, Jackie Aina, has launched her lifestyle brand, FORVR. So far, FORVR carries luxury candles, silk headbands, and silk pillowcases. I’m sure they’re will be lots more in the future. If you haven’t purchased anything as yet, head on over to FORVRMOOD.com to do so. Although, chances are, … Continue reading Jackie Aina Launches Lifestyle Brand

How to Find the Perfect Home for Your Family

Buying a new home to house your growing family is not an easy process. You need to compare many homes, consider their value, determine how much you can afford, and negotiate with the home seller. The following tips may help you with your search. A property report is a good starting point for determining if you have found the perfect home for your family. However, … Continue reading How to Find the Perfect Home for Your Family

Breast Cancer Genes Don’t Impact Survival

Carrying a mutation in a breast cancer gene elevates your risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer but does it impact your likelihood of survival? For years, scientists have speculated that women who carry the breast cancer genes have poorer outcomes. A study published in the July 12, 2007 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found similar death rates among carriers of mutations … Continue reading Breast Cancer Genes Don’t Impact Survival

Five Benefits of Drinking Through a Straw

Most sit-down restaurants provide drinking straws for their customers as a courtesy, and to prevent them from having to sip from the actual glasses. Though drinking straws are mainly offered for hygiene and convenience, there are some added benefits to using them on other occasions. Some are health related; others are linked to “safety.” The next time you take a drink, reconsider using a straw. … Continue reading Five Benefits of Drinking Through a Straw

Diseases with the Same Symptoms

Hypothyroidism and depression have some of the symptoms. So, if you are diagnosed with one, you should make sure it is definite. Being sad, tired, and weight gain can be a symptom of both. Women are more likely to have both of these diseases. If it’s missed, hypothroidism can raise your cholesterol and your risk of heart disease. So, it is something you should be … Continue reading Diseases with the Same Symptoms

How Single Mothers Can Start Fresh with a Stress-Free Move

Along with the physical strain that comes with moving, there is also the mental and emotional drain that single moms have to deal with when they make a new life for themselves in a new home. But there are some things single moms can do to alleviate the stress of moving. Consider the following tips for a single mom’s stress-free move. Get your Bearings Single … Continue reading How Single Mothers Can Start Fresh with a Stress-Free Move

5 Tips for Stopping High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is affecting more people today than ever before. The reasons for this are numerous of course. We live in a different world than we did 50 years ago. It’s a constant rush to get more done. This has led to poor eating habits, little if any exercise and a whole host of other issues that contribute to high blood pressure. It has … Continue reading 5 Tips for Stopping High Blood Pressure

Ten Great Ways to Reuse or Repurpose Your Graduation Cap and Gown

Graduates across America prepare to proudly march in their graduation ceremonies in a show of determination, perseverance and accomplishment. Graduating classes everywhere, dressed in satiny robes, with a tasseled hat atop their heads will proudly accept their diplomas, degrees and certificates shortly before tossing their caps in the air, never to be worn again. What happens to all these robes and caps once Commencement is … Continue reading Ten Great Ways to Reuse or Repurpose Your Graduation Cap and Gown

Exam Hacks: the Best Ways to Prepare for Your Finals

Exam season is stressful at best for most, and maddening at worst for some. How many hours should you study? Which subjects should you study for first, or most? There are so many questions students ask themselves during this time – and not all of them are related to studying. Preparing for exams isn’t just about study – it’s also about planning and self-care. Here … Continue reading Exam Hacks: the Best Ways to Prepare for Your Finals

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Productivity Apps And Gadgets For Students

If you need help taking notes or staying productive during class, having helpful apps and gadgets on hand can help you as a student. Below, are our top recommended apps and gadgets from Evernote to Grammarly to help you maximize learning throughout all your classes. Evernote Evernote is one of the best note apps that can store images, text, and voice notes all in their … Continue reading Productivity Apps And Gadgets For Students

FitStar: A Great Way to Get Active

Being that I’m somewhat of an addict when it comes to Fitbit, I’ve often come across notifications about FitStar but never really checked it out. Well, I’ve finally decided to give the app a try and low and behold, it turned out to be a great decision because I think I may have found my next addiction. The FitStar app gives you the option of selecting an expert trainer, … Continue reading FitStar: A Great Way to Get Active

Wabi Sabi: The Art of Imperfection

Wabi-sabi is a concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. Loosely translated, “wabi” is simplicity, whether elegant or rustic; “sabi” means the beauty of age and wear. Embrace the perfectly imperfect with these stunning Verdigris-effect murals by Murals Wallpaper. The murals utilise modern digital printing techniques that capture … Continue reading Wabi Sabi: The Art of Imperfection

Be Realistic!

1. Spend more time being realistic and less time being materialistic. Fact: There is no way you can afford a $300,000 car on a $20,000 annual salary. 2. Go for comfort over fashion. Fact: It’s always good to look your best, but don’t let your hot trend block your oxygen. 3. Though it’s hard, try to get at least eight hours of sleep. Fact: There’s … Continue reading Be Realistic!

5 Ways to Shatter a Weight Loss Plateau

If you’re on a journey to lose weight or to improve your overall health in general, then like many, you’ve probably hit a plateau along the way. Whether it’s in your workout, or the things you eat, sometimes you feel like no matter what you do the number on the scale won’t move or you just feel unmotivated. Well, here are 5 things you can … Continue reading 5 Ways to Shatter a Weight Loss Plateau

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Important Steps to Buy Property Successfully in Australia

Australia’s warm climate and immense natural attractions inspires many people living outside the country to desire to buy property here. In addition, the friendly people, the wonderful food and wine, the scenic beaches, and a thriving economy make people look forward to re-settling down under. Here are some tips to help you buy property in Australia. Understand Why Australia is a Good Place to Buy … Continue reading Important Steps to Buy Property Successfully in Australia

5 Steps For Crafting the Perfect Home Office

These days, the allure of working from home has become considerably more tempting. Owing to the continued progress of technology, more and more people are able to do their work remotely. This trend is even reflected at the corporate level, where a growing number of companies have started permitting their employees to work from home. This type of arrangement is not without its challenges, however. … Continue reading 5 Steps For Crafting the Perfect Home Office

5 Ways That Minimalism Can Contribute to Interior Design

As an artistic trend, minimalism first appeared in the Western world in the 1960s and 1970s as a reaction to abstract expressionism. It relies on repetition and pared-down design elements, and generally gives off an air of understated elegance. To that end, you can see why minimalism has been an attractive style as far as interior design goes. Most people want their homes to be … Continue reading 5 Ways That Minimalism Can Contribute to Interior Design