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4 New Ways to Enjoy Your Garden and Reconnect with Nature

When you first bought or rented a property with a garden you probably imagined lots of lazy afternoons spent relaxing or even hosting many family barbecues with crowds of guests enjoying themselves. But be honest with yourself, how much benefit are you actually getting out of your garden? Life gets in the way of us relaxing so often. When we work to live, it usually ends up being more a case of living for work. …

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Music to Your Brain: How Piano Playing Can Improve Mental Wellness

Playing the piano isn’t just relaxing and entertaining; it plays a crucial part in your mental health. For years, playing the piano has been associated with both physical and mental health benefits. The piano has been an escape from stress, anxiety, overthinking, and depression. At every life stage, mental health is very important, from childhood all the way through to adulthood. Although we often think of children taking piano lessons and showing off their talents …

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How to Pick Wedding Flowers That Will Wow Your Guests

Your wedding day simply would not be complete without stunning flowers. They play a critical role in creating a warm and romantic atmosphere, and, needless to say, they look beautiful too. And there are many different ways you can incorporate wedding flowers into your big day. Of course, we all know about the tradition of carrying a flower bouquet while walking down the aisle, but there are various other ways that flowers can be a …

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10 Best Frugal Cooking Shortcuts for Cutting Your Grocery Budget

While scrolling through a favorite online frugal forum, I discovered the question, “What are your cheap or frugal-ish cooking shortcuts?” The internet responded by delivering this list of money-saving insights. 1. Get Rice and a Cooker “Buy a rice cooker and buy rice in bulk. Always make more rice than you initially need so you can use it for fried rice the next day. Drier rice is better than wet or newly cooked rice for …

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Have a Great Weekend! Tips for Making the Most of Your Time Off

We all know the feeling. Friday afternoon rolls around, and suddenly all you can think about is everything you’re going to do over the next two days. You make a mental list of all the things you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t had time for during the week. And then Monday morning comes around far too soon, and it feels like you barely got to cross anything off your list… If this sounds familiar, …

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Practical Gift Ideas for Supporting Your Unemployed Friends and Family

Being unemployed is incredibly difficult. With employment rates being greatly affected thanks to the pandemic and the recent mass layoffs in the tech industry, you probably know someone close to you that’s been laid off, let go, or looking for a new, better job. Giving your unemployed friends and loved ones a thoughtful gift could really go a long way. Think about what sort of things they need or that would help them out the …

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How to Dress Like a Fashionista Without Breaking the Bank

Contrary to what many people think, it is possible to dress lavishly on a budget. Even though some of the best clothes and designers are crazy expensive, there are still some easy ways to look expensive without spending a lot of money. Looking expensive has nothing to do with how much money someone has. Some people may not make a lot of money, but they sure know how to get people’s attention by looking like …

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From Dorms to Decor: How to Make Your First Apartment Feel Like Home

Living in a dorm was to say, an experience. You loved the floor parties, but hated the roomie’s hygiene. You loved living in a furnished space, but hated that everything was white tile and florescent lights. You’re over and done with college now and looking for a place to call your own. Somehow, magically, you’re able to find a place you can afford. Thank goodness you don’t need to post a desperate roommate ad to …

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11 In-Demand Skills You Need to Thrive in a Travel Job

Are you tired of the mundane desk job that keeps you stuck in the same place day after day? Do you yearn for adventure and excitement in your career? If so, a job in the travel industry might be just what you need! From flight attendants to tour guides, working in travel can take you to exotic destinations and give you a chance to see the world like never before. But before you pack your …

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Don’t Miss Out: Deciphering the Meaning and Impact of FOMO

FOMO stands for “Fear of Missing Out.” It is a psychological phenomenon marked by the fear of missing out on a supposedly positive experience, rare purchase, or investment opportunity. This fear often leads to feelings of anxiety, insecurity, and inadequacy. Do you feel pressure to always be in the know of things on social media, follow fashion trends, or have trouble saying “no” to events? It’s likely FOMO. Everyone’s been through FOMO. It’s natural to …

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How To Deal With Someone You Can’t Stand (Without Sinking to Their Level)

There will always be people in your life that seem impossible to deal with. It could be that relative constantly posting nonsense on social media, that coworker who makes you dread coming into the office, or a messy roommate who never cleans up after themselves. At some point, everyone will have that person in their life that they can’t deal with and yet cannot get away from, either. So, what can you do to deal …

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