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Hosting an unforgettable dinner party

A Dinner party is, on paper, a simple blend of ingredients; good friends, good food and good conversation. Anyone who has hosted a dinner party, however, will tell you that it is not that simple. Hosting a dinner party can be fun, stressful or a straight-up nightmare, depending on how you play your cards. The key to an unforgettable dinner party is preparation. Before you race out and buy dining chairs, it pays to create a timeline of events as well as a checklist of items you might need. Creating a solid plan will prepare you for the many glitches that will pop up and keep your head in the game. Start with the most important part of your proposed party; the guests. Who’s coming? Dinner parties are more personal than a regular party, so deciding who you want to invite is important. If this is your first gig as…

Stop ‘Drifting’ and Start Acting: How to Improve Your Mindset

Going through life without aspirations and just accepting whatever is thrown your way is not good for you – it isn’t a way of life that can provide happiness or fulfilment in the long run. This is known as ‘drifting’ as it can sometimes seem like we are just drifting through life, taking it easy and never making changes. This kind of lifestyle is taught as something that should be accepted with gratitude as a blessing. While it is great to feel secure and do familiar things, life is not all about being secure. Each day, millions of people find themselves trapped doing the same thing over and over and over again without questioning themselves about it. This approach to life can leave people in a bad mental state, often leading to depression and other mental health problems that require professional help. So, how can you get out of this…

5 Health Benefits of Drinking More Water

Our bodies are already made up of around 60 percent water, but it is still recommended that we drink around eight glasses of water daily to keep ourselves hydrated and feeling healthy. Now, while we all agree that we need water in order to survive, we aren’t necessarily aware of the additional health benefits that come from drinking enough water every day. Here are five health benefits of drinking more water. Maximizes Physical Performance If we start to suffer from dehydration, then this can have a massive impact on our overall health and physical performance. For those of you who are wondering what is dehydration, it is the process that kicks in whenever your body is losing more fluid than it is consuming. Not being hydrated enough can lead to a reduction in your motivation, feelings of fatigue, and can alter your temperature control. Therefore, it is essential that to…

Winter Foundation Routine

When that cold weather hits, we’ve got to have our winter faces ready! As a result of harsh winds and dry air, our skin becomes dry and flaky and cracking can occur around our noses due to higher rates of flus and colds. Here’s some tips to making sure your face is a smooth as a baby’s bottom this winter, so that your foundation and makeup application is absolutely flawless. Revise your skin care routine. During winter, our skin tends to react adversely to harsh environmental aggressors. To keep your skin silky smooth for ultimate makeup application, you’ll need to step up your regular skin care routine. The best way to do this is by adding a little extra hydration wherever you can. Moisturising as much as possible helps to maintain the outer layer of skin which acts as a protective barrier to pollutants and free radicals that can…

Secrets of a Digital Nomad: Travel the World While Working

If you’ve dreamed about leaving your traditional 9-5 job and having the opportunity to travel while you work, you’re the perfect candidate to become a digital nomad. We know, it sounds a little too good to be true…but trust us, it’s definitely worth a try and it’s 100% possible (granted that you have internet and a working laptop). What exactly or who exactly is a digital nomad? A digital nomad is someone who works remotely while traveling the world (hence the nomad part). Digital nomads tend to move around from town to town, city to city, country to country, continent to continent. And though many people often picture the perfect digital nomad lifestyle as working from the beach, that’s not truly accurate. Have you ever tried using your phone, tablet, or laptop outside on a really sunny day? It’s not really conducive to productivity. This, however, doesn’t mean that digital…

Top 5 Architecture Wonders Built in the Name of Love

Throughout history, there were many enthusiasts who built houses, palaces, and castles for their loved ones: to make them pleased, attract their attention, or forge their names in history books. In today’s article, we will talk about some of the most impressive romantic stories about architectural wonders that people have built in the name of love.  Coral Castle and the mysterious history of its construction  In the city of Homestead, FL, there is a weird place – it looks like some piece of experimental architecture. Its history goes a hundred years ago to a Latvian émigré Edward Leedskalnin. You can see various shapes carved from stones. The estimated weight of all of the stones is somewhere around 900 tons. It is not exactly known how Leedskalnin was able to single-handedly get all of that boulders to the site – this is still a mystery. He lived alone, worked at noon, yet for 22 years, no one saw him at work. He dedicated the building to his former lover who abandoned Edward on the eve of his wedding many years ago. But she did not appreciate the effort – she never came to the US from Latvia to see his gift.  The Bory-castle and Bory’s family  If you ever decide to travel to…

The best ways to keep your real estate office clean

If you run your own business, you’re probably well aware of the importance of keeping the office clean. This is particularly true in real estate when you’re likely to have clients and potential buyers and sellers coming and going. When offices aren’t kept clean, employees take more sick days due to illness- something that can seriously damage your productivity and bottom line. Not to mention, no one wants to work somewhere that’s covered in clutter and dust- unclean offices are bad for employee morale. So how do you keep your real estate office clean? Here are some top tips: Hire a cleaning company Realistically, your employees are going to be very unhappy if you’re expecting them to do deep cleaning in the office. Not to mention, they’re simply unlikely to do as good of a job as a company that provides commercial cleaning services. These companies will service the Sydney…

Why Providing an Educational Experience Is A Good Marketing Tactic

When it comes to email marketing, there are certain aspects that you need to take into consideration in order to make sure that the campaign and the emails themselves are of the highest standard. You will have to decide between a responsive or a non-responsive email design. Email standards are constantly changing, which means that having the right design ends up playing a big role as far as reaching out to a prospect goes. In order to know which side to pick, you need to have a good understanding of what responsive and non-responsive emails imply. A non-responsive email is a “one size fits all” type, which is built from a template. In the opposite corner, a responsive email is built in such a manner that it will automatically adjust in order to fit the margins of the device that you’re seeing it on – whether it’s a desktop computer,…

Everything You Need To Start Selling From Scratch

Starting a business can be a risky venture. For many entrepreneurs, starting something scratch is not a problem and is second nature. But for others who may be coming out of a corporate environment where systems and processes have been in place for ages, it can be difficult to know how to even get going. Sales is one of the first functions that a new business has to figure out. How do you get customers? How do you build a system and processes that will churn out new customers in a repeatable and scalable way? Here is everything you need to think through as a new business owner to start a sales organization from scratch. Identify Target Market You’ve probably already thought through your product or service. You may even have an idea of who the general target market is. But for you to start hitting the pavement with sales,…

The Reasons Why You Should Switch to E-Cigarettes

It is becoming increasingly common to see people walking around with e-cigarettes. Whilst some use these as an alternative to cigarettes, others use them as a way of quitting smoking altogether and this has proved to be particularly effective for many. Switching to e-cigarettes is something that all smokers should consider, as there are many health benefits whilst still giving the look and feel of smoking – a key factor for many smokers. E-Cigarettes and “Vaping” Before outlining the health benefits of switching, it is worth defining e-cigarettes and how they work. Designed to look and feel the same, they don’t contain tobacco and the nicotine is instead inhaled by converting liquid nicotine into mist or “smoke”. This is commonly referred to as “vaping”. People often use different e-liquid flavours and can alternate nicotine strength; this enables them to slowly reduce the amount if stopping altogether. The Health Benefits of…

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