Flip This House And We’ll Guess Your Age And Dream Job
Stop. Hammer time.
You’re now the proud owner of this, uh, beautiful home! It’s got that ~character~ you wanted but maybe it’s time to tackle those deteriorating floorboards and mold.
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7 Random Facts You’ve Probably Never Heard Before
Melbourne was once named Batmania!
Conversations are hard. Each week, two-time Jeopardy! winner and awkward silence warrior Terri Pous makes small talk a little easier by giving you random things to blurt out when you don’t know what else to say. Catch up on last week’s here.
Richard Nixon once smuggled a suitcase full of weed through the airport for Louis Armstrong.
They didn’t call him “Tricky Dick” for nothing. When Nixon and Armstrong found each other at the same airport in 1958, the future president did the jazz legend a favor by carrying his baggage through customs for him. Nixon — who would go on to use the drug war as an excuse to break up black communities — got through customs with no problem, but what he didn’t know is that the suitcase … Read More »
Alert: If You Always Avoid Things You Fear, You May Have This Issue
Most of us can relate to wanting to avoid things that make us uncomfortable – situations, people, and even work. Sometimes, we deliberately find ways to get out of confronting whatever makes us feel ill at ease. But Avoidant Personality Disorder is much more than just this.
Unlike other Cluster C personality disorders that may sound more familiar, Avoidant Personality Disorder is not as well known. The National Institute of Mental Health  estimates that around 5% of adults in the USA have it. It is characterized by patterns of social inhibition, feelings of inferiority or inadequacy, and sensitivity to negative responses. And as its name indicates, individuals tend to avoid situations that trigger those emotions.
Signs of Avoidant Personality Disorder 
Reluctance to be involved with people unless certain they will … Read More »
The One Thing That Is More Important Than Social Needs: Self Actualization
Close your eyes, and imagine the best possible version of yourself. Are you similar to your current self, with a few minor improvements? Or are you a whole different person?
If you feel like you’ve got a long way to go, don’t worry. Self actualization, or the reaching of your full potential, can be tricky to achieve.
Self actualization is an essential human need
Reaching self actualization basically means becoming the best version of yourself. That could include regularly using your talents, developing your strengths and achieving your goals. Some psychologists consider self actualization to be an essential human need as significant as eating and drinking.
Self actualization is even more important than social needs
In 1943, a psychologist named Abraham Maslow created the hierarchy of universal human needs.  The needs are arranged in … Read More »
Do You Know This Powerful Yellow Powder Is What You Need In Your Healthy Diet.
Turmeric, Curcuma longa or “Indian saffron” has been a part of the healthy dieting trend for quite some time, and it isn’t without a good reason. Traditionally Asian, the plant belongs to the ginger family and it gives curry its yellowish color and warm, bitter taste. With an amazing array of health benefits it offers, it is no wonder that it has been quickly adopted by the health conscious eaters around the world.
Originating in Southern Asia, traditionally, turmeric root (usually dried and cooked and turned into powder) has been used as a spice for dishes in the traditional cuisine, fabric or food coloring aid, and for medical purposes due to its anti-inflammatory effect and great aid in curing bruises, blood in the urine and toothache. With … Read More »
How to Nail Your Dream Job with an Impressive Resume
Stuck in a job rut nightmare? It’s never too late to dig yourself out. And an all-star resume might just be the shovel you need.
Picture this: You finally get the chance to apply for your dream job. You already know what you’re going to wear to the interview. You’ve envisioned which pictures to hang in your office, and how you plan to decorate your desk. You just know that once they meet you in person, they won’t be able to say “No.”
But before you can sell yourself in person, you have to rely on your resume to do the initial talking.
And just the sheer mention of the “R” word has you cringing.
It can be difficult, especially for personable people, to describe their life’s work on a piece of paper. But these … Read More »
If You Want To Succeed But Do Things in the Same Old Way, You’re Waiting for Failure
Having goals and dreams is what makes our lives meaningful but how we go about achieving these goals, both in mindset and physical action, can be the difference between success and failure.
If you’re feeling frustrated because your goals seem out of your reach, and no matter how hard you seem to try, you just don’t feel like you’re getting any nearer, then you’re not alone. Many people work hard to get to where they want to be but unless you change your thinking and your habits towards getting to that goal then it may take much longer than you want.
Why Is It So Hard to Succeed Sometimes?
When our goals mean a lot to us, it can start to put pressure on how we perceive … Read More »
Do You Know Eating The Right Kind Of Food Can Actually Help You Sleep?
Have you ever laid in bed, exhausted from the day’s activities, and yet still can’t fall asleep?
Do you wake up in the middle of the night and find it hard, impossible even, to get back to sleep?
Have you tried cutting out caffeine and other stimulants from your diet, and still can’t sleep?
Have you resorted to prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids to get you through the night?
If you have trouble sleeping, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that over 20 million Americans experience some form of sleep problems, and over 40 million suffer from a chronic sleep condition. From trouble falling asleep to the inability to enjoy a full night’s rest, there exist more than 70 different sleep disorders that force many people to seek intervention. But most people … Read More »
Hate Your Job But Don’t Know What to Do? Check This to Make up Your Mind
Do mornings bring with them a sense of impending doom?
Do you often lie in bed sleepless, hating your life and yourself?
And would your rather have your teeth pulled out, one by one, sans any anesthesia rather than going to work?
If a really stressed yes is your answer, then it’s pretty clear that you hate your job and would go through anything to be able to send in a scathing resignation letter.
The thing is, practically speaking, most of us don’t have the wherewithal to be able to simply quit a job we hate, for there are bills to be paid. So what to do when you hate your job?
Why is it so hard to quit, and even harder to stay?
Moaning and groaning about your job on … Read More »
The Pain Is Real but You Will Heal: How to Cope with Grief and Loss
The death of a loved one is, unfortunately, something most of us have experienced or will experience at some point in our lives, but grief and loss are not felt only when someone passes away.
A close friend or family member moving away, a divorce or breakup, losing a job, as well as a number of other life experiences can cause feelings of grief or loss. Coping with it is one of the most stressful and difficult things we have to deal with in life, but it is an experience everyone can relate to. It can be reassuring to know that you aren’t the only one going through it.
Everyone goes through the heartbreaking stages of grief.
The five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance are … Read More »
21 Pictures Of Pink Things To Soothe Your Weary Soul
When in doubt, think pink.
This pastel cake that definitely tastes as good as it looks.
This delightful building in Slovenia.
This backsplash to end all backsplashes.
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This picturesque sunset.
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19 Gorgeous “She Sheds” That You’ll Want To Retreat To ASAP
TBH, some of these are nicer than my actual house.
“She shed” is a kind of terrible name for a concept that’s actually pretty cool: a female alternative to the “man cave,” AKA a dedicated space where a gal can go to read, work on her hobbies, or just get five minutes of peace.
Here are some truly dreamy ones from the book She Sheds: A Room of Your Own.
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This rustic San Luis Obispo space:
To me, you are Pinterest-perfect.
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You Won’t Believe These 10 Foods Secretly Make You Poop More!
So yes, potty problems aren’t the best subject to talk about, but for people facing clogging aka constipation, a solution is more of a desperate need than just a want. Frankly, we all hate traffic jams and having one in our own body can really bring us down. The thing with constipation also sort of grows – the longer you have it, the harder it gets to resolve it and then the only way left to tackle it is via medications such as sugar solutions. To avoid that, and to have a healthy gut that digests and expels efficiently, you need to take a look at your diet and eat foods that make you poop.
Common Causes of Constipation
The common causes of a clogged up digestive system are pretty generic – … Read More »
We Don’t Need More Likes, We Need Self-Esteem
Have you noticed how posting on social media sites can be addictive?
Like any drug, it starts off seeming like something fun and harmless. You post a few images of yourself on the beach, and suddenly dozens of your friends have liked or shared them. Feels good, doesn’t it?
However, in time, we can become caught in a vicious cycle of continuously needing positive feedback on our posts. If the likes and shares are missing – a part of us feels missing too.
It can be a tragic situation.
What’s missing isn’t others’ approval, it’s self-esteem.
Becoming dependent on likes and shares for our happiness is a difficult addiction to break.
Your mobile device holds your attention – and often holds you hostage.
The first step in learning to escape is to understand that needing constant likes and shares is usually … Read More »
13 Rainbow DIYs For Anyone Who’s Actually A Unicorn
Or wishes they could befriend one. ✨
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Display your treasures on a rainbow stack of shelves.
Honest to Nod’s tutorial uses shelves from the Land of Nod, but you could also use acrylic paint on shelves you already have.
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100 Business Ideas for You to Become Your Own Boss
For most of us nine-to-fivers, the idea of working for ourselves is a dreamy one indeed. Who doesn’t want to be one’s own boss, and to have a few employees to boss around instead? Okay, just kidding. But the idea of working and earning for yourself, doing what you’ve always dreamed to do, and not having to the toe the line to another’s whims and fancies in what we all secretly fantasize about – especially on the days we hate our jobs. And frankly, with a little planning and some hard work, your business ideas can indeed germinate into full-fledged businesses indeed.
Choosing The Right Business Ideas For You
Frankly, there’s so much you can do when it comes to running your own business in this ever-expanding world. That said, many entrepreneurs would … Read More »
What Is the Barre Workout and How Much It Can Benefit You
There’s no doubt that many a millennial seems to be hitting a healthier bar nowadays, and that’s barre with a double r and an e. At about $20-30 per barre class, this fitness rage makes tall claims. Anybody can join in, irrespective of age or fitness level and can see a difference in the body in just five barre classes. Sound too good to be true? Let’s find out the truth behind this new fitness phenomenon and separate the facts from the fiction.
What Exactly Is a Barre Class?
Anyone who’s ever done ballet is familiar with the ballet barre – which is just a fancy name for a stationary handrail that gives additional support while doing warm ups. The barre class workout did originate from ballet – or rather an … Read More »
23 Insanely Gorgeous Sinks You’re Going To See All Over Pinterest
The sink thirst is real.
This rose gold sink and faucet atop a navy blue stand that is so flawless, it kind of makes me want to cry.
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This gorgeous farmhouse sink that taught me what Kendall charcoal is and that I need it in my tiny apartment.
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This striking tiled setup with exposed pipes that I would like in my imaginary pool house, please.
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This double sink that makes sharing a bathroom easy and appealing.
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100 Best Free Audio Books and 10 Sites for More
Audio books may not offer the timeless look, feel and smell (oh, the sweet smell of freshly printed leaflets!) of regular books, but they certainly present their own unique set of advantages – They’re lightweight (actually, they’re weightless!), they’re portable, they eliminate dangerous paper cuts, they’re compact, and, best of all, you can typically find a good selection of audio books that are a lot cheaper than their printed counterparts – oftentimes free!
Take a look at this list of the 100 best free audio books – we bet you’ll find some worthy of your attention:
100 Best Must-Hear Audio books That Won’t Cost You a Penny
Something New – P. G. Wodehouse A comical adventure following a competition to retrieve a stolen artifact and claim the reward.
Short Science Fiction Collection – A variety … Read More »
Every Pregnant Women Should Be Aware of Diastasis Recti After Giving Birth!
Every mother will agree that giving birth and becoming a mother is the most beautiful thing in the world. It is probably the bravest and most generous role one can accept. Mothers take on the biggest responsibility – giving birth and taking care of another human being. Quite often, this role completely overtakes their life, in a sense that their health and wellbeing becomes of secondary importance. This is why at most mums gatherings, children health and wellbeing are the only topics discussed. Even though there is sometimes not enough time to discuss the topics of post-pregnancy health, it is an important issue that deserves more awareness and attention since it affects a great number of new mums.
One of such post-pregnancy health issues is diastasis recti – a widening … Read More »