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A Simple 6 Step Process For Practicing Positivity

Everyone has experienced turmoil or tragedy in one form or another. After all, life is not always smooth sailing. As you’ll see when you switch on the news or swipe through your Insta stories, the world is littered with negativity. Maintaining a positive outlook on life is becoming increasingly difficult but all the more important.

Curb Appeal Tips on a Budget

The saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When your house is for sale, you make it outside at the curb, before prospective buyers even get near the front door. That first impression is why Curb Appeal is so important, and why it always ranks high for Return on

Tips for your first trip to Disney

Are you taking the kids to Disney for the first time? If so, you’re almost guaranteed to have a magical time… if you check out the below tips. We all know that a trip to Disney World isn’t cheap, which is why you should make sure you’re prepared before you arrive: Plan your trip We

This Is Why You Need Experts For Carpet Installation

The next time you decide to make some home improvements, consider purchasing acarpet with installation package. Most home improvement stores offer this and work with contractors that they trust. Sure, you’ll pay a bit more for the installation service, as it would be much cheaper if you handled that task yourself. However, the peace of

What does the color of your bedroom say about you?

I recently discovered that the color of your bedroom reveals some key insights into your personality. Julian Charles has done some interesting research into the psychology of bedroom colours, and I was surprised at just how spot on those insights were. For example, I had a pink bedroom growing up. According to Julian Charles, this

Precautions To Take When Your Teenager Starts Driving

Your teenager just received his license and he’s thrilled. You, on the other hand, will likely be worrying about a million different things. He will be on his own so will he pay full attention or will he text? Will a careless driver rear-end or suddenly cut him off? Will he drive in dangerous weather

How to Protect Yourself and Your Business From Ransomware

To keep your finances and your family’s sensitive information safe, it’s important to keep hackers at bay. If you’re self-employed and have money, time and energy invested into a business, it’s vital that you take steps to protect your work, too. These days, this means you have to be on alert against ransomware. This particularly

The top benefits of lifelong learning

You probably know that when you learn a new piece of information or how to do a task, your brain cells form new connections and patterns. But research has also found that when a new connection is formed, it also strengthens older connections. Not to mention, continual learning keeps you young, and can help prevent

Elderly parent moving in? Read this post

Many aging parents would prefer to stay in their own homes. And they absolutely do not want to move into assisted living. That’s why the best solution is often to move in with their adult children. Multigenerational living can be lovely for all involved. Especially if your parent has been living too far away for

Top places to travel in the United States

Ready to book your trip to the United States? Awesome! The US has a huge amount to offer, from culture to history, shopping to nightlife. With so many different and diverse states, the hardest part of planning a trip can simply be narrowing down where you’d like to go. If this sounds like you, this

Staying Safe in the Deep South

The story of Birmingham Alabama is a tale of two cities. That story is just a microcosm of the larger Southern U.S. Story. Depending on who you are and where you live, the city is the essence of Southern charm, and a distillation of every good thing you have ever heard about the South. However,

The Benefits of Westpac’s Partnership with Amex

Westpac doesn’t issue its own AMEX cards now. According to the new partnership between AMEX and Westpac, American Express now provides cards with the logo of Westpac. As a result of this partnership, spenders can still continue to earn frequent flyer points at a better, in fact, at a higher rate than Mastercard or Visa.

5 Staging Tips for Selling Your Property in Sydney’s Inner West

Selling your house on your own is quite a task. You need to advertise your property to attract potential buyers, negotiate the price of the property, and deal with legalities. However, many homeowners tend to forget that they should stage the property before visits of potential buyers. By redecorating your house, you can attract buyers

How to Choose the Best Steel-Toe Boots for Workplace Safety

Workplace injuries are quite common around the globe. However, you can provide a safe working environment for your employees with the help of safety gear. This will help you reduce the risk of injuries to the workforce as well as avoid workers’ compensation claims. An effective way to control workplace injuries is to invest in

6 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Rent

In this modern day and age, everything is about making things more convenient and easy for people. It’s also about coming up with new means of doing things so that people’s lives can be facilitated and they can save more money. There’s a huge difference between buying things and renting things. It can save you

How to stay healthy while travelling long-term

Long-term travel sounds like a dream while you’re sitting at home contemplating quitting your 9-5 and backpacking through southeast Asia or working in Europe. But it can be easy to get wrapped up in a life of travel and ignore your health. In almost 8 years of travel and living overseas, I’ve had food poisoning,

Considering long-term travel? Read this first

More and more people are choosing to ditch the idea of a 9-5 and instead plan to travel long-term. If this sounds like you, there are a few things you need to know before you tell your boss to start looking for your replacement. Don’t get me wrong- long-term travel can be hugely rewarding, and

First-Time Homeowner Budgeting Basics

It doesn’t matter whether you bought a dream condo in Miami or a fixer-upper in Denver - investing in real estate for the first time is undeniably exhilarating. There is something unexplainably compelling about owning your home, but it is important to remember that you can lose your investment in an instant due to poor financial handling. Even if

Moving to Asia? Here’s how you can support your child

Sometimes, the search for a new home will take your family further than you expected. If you’re an adventurous individual, or you simply want to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a different country, then you might even consider buying real estate in a completely different part of the world. As a hub of

Pretend Play to Boost Creativity in Children

Our kids are our entire world and we would do anything to bolster and support their creativity and intelligence. Nurturing creativity in your children is very important to make sure that the wheel of creativity keeps spinning and enlightening your kids. There is a world that your kid has to explore in the future so it

Improve Your Quality of Life with these Super Senior Hacks

Growing old can be fun an exciting – as long as you maintain your health and enjoy financial security. Improve your quality of live, and feel more contended with these great hacks for the elderly.  Stay active… physically and mentally  Exercise regularly even if you are doing it for around 20 minutes. Doing so encourages positive emotions,

Is millennial pink dead?

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of millennial pink. For the past few years, we haven’t been able to get away from it, whether it be on our Instagram feeds, or in our favourite stores. It will forever be remembered as the shade of social media movements that showed impeccable

What are the top ways of getting your children into fitness?

In the US, it is estimated that only 1 in 3 children are physically active each day. With this in mind, you will no doubt see how vital encouraging exercise habits is for your children. Finding ways to get your kids into fitness will pay off in so many ways for them. Not only will

5 Types of Family Holidays You’ll Want to Try

With summer just around the corner, every spare minute of mine is spent dreaming of how I’ll spend this year’s vacation. For me there’s nothing better than spending days on end with my loved ones, taking cute family photos, reading books in the bright sunshine and the best part: not having to go to work

Amazing fun facts about being a medical assistant

While every job has its own ups and downs, being in the medical assisting field calls for more than ordinary dedication. Working with different patients and doctors can be hectic and tough, but it can also be engaging and fun; it all depends on your mindset.  It is possible to have the busiest job in

Great Ways to De-Stress Yourself on Weekends

The stress and exhaustion of urban life can have severe consequences if not vented out in time. The mordent era is notorious for mentally draining a person rending him or her useless for experiencing the little joys of life. Therefore it has become an extremely important aspect to take some time off from the constant

Tips For Camping With Children

There is no excuse why you should leave your kids at home while you go. Camping can be a great family outdoor activity with the kids if you plan well. Camping with the young ones is not a stressful as you imagine it to be. With proper planning, tagging your kids along for your camping

How to take your holiday from good to great

Whether you’re currently planning your next holiday or you’re ready to go, you probably want to ensure you have the best possible time. Here a few ways you can take your holiday from good to great: Get Unorganised While it can be tempting to research and pre-book every aspect of your trip, it turns out

Top ways you can reduce stress and live a better life

Most of us are stressed about something. Whether it’s money, our relationships, our jobs, or our kids, we’re all fighting our own battle with stress. Since April is Stress Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to consider whether your stress is motivating you to do better or simply making it more difficult for you

Charity in Entrepreneurship: Why Bother?

In 2015 alone, 20 of the most generous Fortune 500 companies donated a total of $3.5 billion in cash to various charitable causes and institutions according to a report by Caroline Preston. $446.7 million of this came from top ranked Gilead Sciences. The rest was split among some of the world’s most recognizable brands like Coca-Cola, Alphabet

Key Tips For Setting Up The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen And Dining Area

Food always tastes best when it’s cooked and eaten outdoors. Optimizing your outdoor space will pay dividends in the summer months when guests can relax while enjoying a meal from your outdoor kitchen. Of course, it pays to get things right the first time as making a crucial design error can cost you cash and

3 Practical Ways To Reduce Anxiety Now

If you are constantly overwhelmed by intruding thoughts and are often worrying about the worst-case scenario, you may suffer from anxiety. There are many anxiety disorders, and they must be properly diagnosed and treated. Leaving your anxiety out of check to run its course could be dangerous for you and debilitating to your health. It

How to See the World by Sailing the World

It’s a romantic idea, sailing around the world. You’ll understand the vastness of the world, find its nooks and crannies, see places and people others only dream of. It seems practical, too: You can avoid the high costs of living on land and traveling by air by residing in your very own vessel. It is

Top Places to Visit in Europe

Europe is such a great travel destination because there are so many wonderful destinations in a relatively small space – this means you can either choose to explore an entire country within a short period of time, or like most people do: you can choose to visit a few different countries all on the same

My dream property in Miami

In 2019 I’ll be moving to the states, and I have to tell you, Miami is looking better and better. This is one of the best cities in the United States if you’re looking for some serious luxury. I’ve already looked into some amazing properties, and I’ve made a list of some of the best

Business Trends and Social Media Updates Coming in 2018

2018 is going to be an interesting one for businesses, both large and small, in the social media space and beyond. Read on to see what social media updates and business trends you can expect this year. What is Facebook cooking? More digital hangouts Many Generation Z’ers use the video hangout platform ‘Houseparty’ to hang

How to Have the Nicest Lawn on the Block

You know the guy. The one who is out in January working on his yard. It’s below freezing, the snow has barely melted, and he’s already getting his lawn ready for those summer months. The thing is, he always has the nicest grass in the neighborhood… until now. Preparing and maintaining a lush, healthy yard

Grabbing That Road Trip by the Horns

No matter if this is the first road trip or the tenth, it must be as epic and exciting as possible. Whether you’re driving around the UK or cross country, you’ll want to make sure to be fully prepared. Getting the car ready is only the beginning. Having the best road trip possible includes the best travel

Importance of a Broadband Connection in the Working World

The internet is a phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, but just how much do we rely on it throughout daily life? A resource, that was once seen as desirable, that not every family or household had access to, is now an absolute necessity, that people simply could not live without. Within today’s

Coping with Hay Fever

Hay fever is a form of seasonal allergies. It’s not a serious condition like the flu, but it can come with some unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms and How to Deal with Them Some of the more common effects you’ll notice when you have hay fever are an itchy nose, nasal dripping, sore throat, swollen skin under

4 Tips to Personalise Your Wedding

Weddings are one of the most special and stressful events you’ll ever organize. There’s so many things to consider, from the floral arrangements, where you will get married, how many people you’ll invite and of course all the small details. I personally think it’s important that your wedding day reflects your personality and relationship. There

Pets — should they be in your bedrooms or not?

Do you let your dog or cat sleep in your bedroom or on your bed? You are certainly not alone, as a survey commissioned by leading pet insurer Animal Friends found that nearly half of owners sleep with their pets. But is it a good idea to welcome your pet into your bedroom? Fitted bedroom

Top Things to do in the Amalfi Coast

Are you dreaming of somewhere warm, with beautiful landscapes and tons of things to do for your whole family? Well, the Amalfi coast may be the perfect solution for you. The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of Coastline nestled in the Salerno Gulf on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Whether you’re interested in stunning landscapes, architectural buildings,

Your Essential Guide to Long-Haul Flight Entertainment

Long-haul flights are mind-numbingly boring. However, they are necessary for business, and if you want to visit some of the most interesting places on earth. Luckily, there are some entertaining ways make your flight more enjoyable. Read on to find out what they are. Bring a Book or Two You Have Been Meaning to Read A

Life Insurance Policies: What You Need to Know

Many people know that life insurance is a good idea, but few are aware of the complex factors that go into putting together a policy. Every life insurance plan is a little different, catering to the specific needs and circumstances of the policyholder. Your age, gender, and health are all important considerations that your insurance

5 Travel Essentials – Don’t Leave Home Without These

Traveling is one of life’s greatest joys: you get to visit new places, have free time to explore them property and create special memories with your favourite people. No matter where you’re headed, there are a few travel essentials that will probably make your trip even better. Here are my top 5 travel essentials –

Could You Elevate Your Interior with Feng Shui?

Feng Shui is a wonderful way to create harmony in your home and will help you inject some interior design details that you may not have thought of before. In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard of it before, Feng Shui is a Chinese philosophy that focuses on creating balance and harmony between the objects you

Top Car Safety Checks You Need to Do

Whether you’re driving on a daily commute or planning an upcoming road trip, your safety and that of your passengers depends on the fact that your car is in good working order. It’s important to check on your car at regular intervals to ensure that everything is up to standard and going to help you

Wardrobe Staples for Men

Fashion is sometimes seen as the exclusive preserve of women, but in truth, that’s far from the case. Plenty of men enjoy looking stylish and on trend as well, and that’s why we’ve put together this list of top wardrobe staples for men who want to make sure they’re looking great. Shirts and jackets Most

5 Tips for Organising a Family Trip Away

There’s few things more memorable than planning a family vacation, after all you’re setting an intentional time to create special memories with your family and children. I personally love to get the extended family together, as it means the children can play with their cousins while the adults hang out and relax. Here are my