Even though flat screen TVs are getting bigger by the year, nothing compares to the experience of enjoying a movie on the big screen. The combination of immense visuals and powerful sound can really make a huge difference when it comes to watching a film. I may not watch every movie that is released in the theaters, but I definitely like to catch a few films every now and then.
One of the best ways to brighten a room is to add tons of greenery. And while it’s no secret that plants instantly elevate the aesthetic of a room, they have a ton of other added benefits as well. It’s proven that plants help reduce stress and better our moods, plus they’re helpful to the environment by improving air quality and reducing carbon dioxide levels. So it’s safe to say, plants are a must in, not only the household, but office, gym, and any other place you spend sufficient amounts of time.
Sometimes a good dose of humor is exactly what you need on a road trip. Long stretches of open road can be incredibly boring, and drowsy driving frequently leads to accidents. We all know that falling asleep at the wheel is dangerous, but simply being sleepy affects your ability to drive safely as well. With that in mind, many engineers have devised road signs that not only keep us safe but do so with a comedic flair.
Camping is a great way to reconnect with nature if the noise of the city becomes too much. It’s also a great way to bond with your pet in a more relaxed setting. Before you pack your pet into the car with your camping gear, you’ll need to make some preparations first.
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Being a teenager can have its challenges. Trust me, I’ve got two! Plus, one 12-year-old who is well on her way. When our kids are officially taller than we are, it reminds us of how fast time flies and how fast they are growing up.
As you know, during adolescence there are many changes happening. For girls, when you compound all of that with puberty, it can lead to a serious lack of confidence. When girls do not have access to period protection products and have to miss school or other activities, it only makes this drop in confidence worse.
Disasters are happening more frequently all over the world. This can be an earthquake, a bad winter storm or an emotional storm brought by sickness and unemployment. Hence, it is essential for every family to understand the implications of disasters and the need to be prepared in case they happen. While a family emergency plan starts with communication, preparing for the worst possible outcome will make the difference between suffering loss and maintaining safety throughout the entire ordeal. Being prepared has the added advantage of bringing peace of mind to you and your family. Therefore, below are some of the tips that you can use to make your family emergency preparedness plan.
As the new year fast approaches, it’s important to reflect on 2018 and figure out how we’d like to make 2019 better. Between work, family and social obligations, it can be hard to take time for ourselves. Make 2019 the year you practice self-love and self-care like never before. As the saying goes, “Self-care isn’t selfish.” When you properly care for yourself, you are able to perform better in every aspect of your life.
So, here’s to the new year, and here’s to three new ways you can treat yourself in 2019!
The negative impact our throwaway consumerism is highlighted in the news almost every day. Instagram influencers, bloggers and celebrities are using their social media presence exposure to promote healthier ways to eat, ethical ways to buy and highlighting environmental issues. We are also becoming mindful of where our food comes from and where our products are purchased, and eventually where they end up. We are moving away from products and services churned out of unethical overseas factories, there is a positive swing to buying local and instead of dumping the trash, we separate and recycle where we can.
It is perfectly natural to want to live a luxurious lifestyle. Unless you were born into it, you won’t upgrade to a luxurious lifestyle unless you’ve worked hard. Most people that are ready to splurge, and enjoy the fruit of their labors had to spend a long time being diligent in their work, and learning to live within your means while you work your way up. It’s finally time to enjoy your earnings and shed away the guilt. Take care of yourself, and pamper yourself as a reward to all your hard work. If you’re not there yet, don’t fret. Get your finances in control now, and have this serve as inspiration.
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Together we can end Period Poverty. Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 girls have missed school because they can’t afford period protection? It’s not just school they miss, they are also missing out on activities they love.
This hits home for me. I have two daughters ages 12 and 16. We have not had the misfortune of not being able to afford pads and period protection. But, what if the tables were turned and we were in need? As much as I want to help these girls, I know if we were on the other side, we would want to be helped as well.