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Unravelling The Adulting Myth

If you’re anything like most twenty-somethings, you’re probably wondering when adulthood will kick in. After all, you’re on the verge of having to make some pretty serious decisions. An adult mind would be useful right about now. Sorry to burst your bubble but, for the most part, adulthood is a myth. The idea that our minds adapt to deal with these situations is a misconception. If you’re waiting for adulthood to happen to you, stop. It isn’t going to. But, that doesn’t mean that you can never adapt to deal with more adult situations. The ‘adult’ state you’d been after may not happen anytime soon. But, by making those decisions which scare you, you can at least invite a more adult head onto your shoulders. For proof, we’re going to look at some of the adult situations you might face, and how each can take you one step closer to…

I Wish I Knew That Before I Went to University…

Image Source If you are going to university soon, you will no doubt be intrigued by what the next few years are going to be like, especially if you are moving far away from home. You may think that you have a good idea regarding university life, but most people find that there are plenty of things that surprise them along the way. Read on to discover some of the most common things that people wish they knew before they went to university… The transition is going to big for your parents too – Your mum or dad may find your university move more of a shock to the system than you do. Don’t be surprised if you get numerous texts and calls in the beginning. They are probably just feeling a bit lost without you! Facebook is vital – For some of you, this will be music to your…

Easy As Pie – How To Cook With Superfoods

Credit Are you eating enough superfoods in your diet? These foods are all essential in everyone’s diet as they come with multiple health benefits. For instance, the majority of superfoods are very high in antioxidants, which studies who are important for the body to help it fight off infections and diseases, including heart disease and cancers. However, it’s recently been thought that not many people are eating as many superfoods as they should because they aren’t really sure how to cook with them. That’s probably because the majority of these super-healthy foods are still seen as quite exotic, and they aren’t readily available in most supermarkets and grocery stores. As a result, not many people are learning how to cook with them. Don’t worry, though; if you aren’t too clued up on how you can cook with superfoods, I’ve got you covered. Here are some great ideas of how to…

Tips for Finding a New Job

Finally ready to quit your job and find something more fulfilling? Whether you’re hoping to find a new legal job or start your own business, searching for a new job can be an overwhelming experience. Luckily, we’ve got some top tips to help you find your next job: Assess yourself Before you begin your job-search, it’s a good idea to reflect on both your strengths and weaknesses. Where did you stand out with your last job, and how could you have improved your performance? Not only will this activity help you during your interviews, but the better you know yourself, the greater your chance of finding a job that truly satisfies you. Research For a successful job search, you need to gather information on prospective employers, job openings, and types of jobs. Not only does this give you crucial information when it comes to job leads, but it will allow…

How to Brighten a Dark Hallway

The hallway is the first space you will enter once you return home. While you might want to walk into a bright and inviting interior, the reality might be a dark and narrow space. Fortunately, with a few decorative tweaks, you can add space and light into an entrance. Find out how to brighten a dark hallway. Hang Mirrors Create a well-lit, spacious hallway by hanging mirrors, which will reflect both natural and artificial light across the entrance. We also recommend positioning the mirrors to reflect any natural sunlight that enters the hallway. Install a Window Welcome natural sunlight into your home by adding a window into the hallway wall or door. Any homeowner living with a dark hall could benefit from installing even a small pane of glass into their front door. If security is an issue, use frosted or opal glass to maintain your privacy. Add Flush Mount…

4 Ways to Stay in the Holiday Spirit While Traveling

Holiday travel reached a record high last year, with AAA estimating that 103 million Americans traveled for year-end holidays, an increase of 1.5 million people from 2015. Holiday travel can be fun, but planning arrangements and meeting deadlines can also be stressful and distract you from the spirit of the season. Here are four things you can do to stay in a spirit of holiday cheer while traveling this season. Bring Some Holiday-Themed Entertainment One way to stay in the spirit of the season is to bring along some holiday-themed entertainment. If you’re subscribed to a music service such as Pandora or Spotify, you can put on some holiday music on your headphones or car radio. If you don’t have a streaming music subscription, you can find free Christmas music downloads from Amazon and other sources. Holiday-themed audiobooks are another great option. Sites such as YouTube and Librivox have tons of free…

7 Surprising Facts about Lobsters You Probably Didn’t Know

Lobsters are well-loved seafood. They are popular all over the world, and can simply be boiled or steamed, and are best cooked alive. It can be messy to eat lobster and expensive to buy them, but seafood lovers won’t mind paying extra for this high-profile food. You will probably crave this soft, meatier and sweeter version of shrimp and crab, but here are some facts about lobsters you might not know yet. Lobsters keep growing. Scientists say that lobsters can live as long as 100 years, and they continue to grow. The biggest lobster ever recorded weighed about 44 pounds. It was caught in Nova Scotia in 1977. In Maine, the largest one caught weighed 27 pounds. Lobster blood is blue. Lobsters, like snails and spiders, have blue blood because of the presence of hemocyanin, a copper rich substance. Humans have iron-based blood, that’s why it is red.  Lobsters have…

Hosting a Classy Dinner Party in 5 Steps

Hosting parties is a great way to bring all your busy friends and family together. Everyone loves to have an event to go to, and the more successful and glamorous your parties are, the more your loved ones will look forward to them. Being the known host of the group means people will rely on you to host the biggest events of the season, and they’ll be talking about your party for months, both before and after. To get you started on being known for hosting the classiest, most glamorous of dinners, follow these steps: 1. Send Out Invitations Once you have chosen a date, it is time to send out the invitations. To truly make your dinner party the most glamorous, classiest affair, send out paper invitations. These handwritten invitations will make your guests truly appreciate the effort that you are going to put into your planning and hosting.…

Keeping your Mind Sharp through Gaming

Many people focus on maintaining their physical well-being as they age. However, sometimes the majority ignores the importance of mental fitness in life but, as a Roman poet rightly underlined ‘Mens sana in corpore sano’, which means ‘A healthy mind is a healthy body’. Exercising the mind is a non-stop process. Yet, this does not necessarily mean that it has to be difficult or dull but, on the contrary, it can be pleasant or even fun. Besides getting a good sleep, keeping a healthy nutrition, exercising regularly, maintaining hobbies and social activities, and playing certain kinds of games can train the brain, improving the agility, the focus, and the energy of a person. For instance, think about the variety of online games people play on their smartphone or tablet and the time they spend doing so. The advantages of that practice can be identified by seeing the gradual development of cognitive functions. In…

New Music: Max Foxx & Nicky Renard’s New Single

Even from a young age, I’ve always loved music. As a child I remember cycling around my neighbourhood with a small boom box placed over my bicycle’s handlebars, so I could blast the Lion King’s sound track while I cruised around. As a teen, I would turn the volume up loud on my car’s speakers and listen to all my favourite tunes. These days I feel absolutely spoiled that my smart phone can connect to Spotify and essentially let me have access to a lifetime’s music. Ever since I can remember, discovering new music has been a genuine passion of mine. I was excited to see that Maxx and Nicky, an extremely talented duo, had paired up to release a new single, Grovy Lane ft Caleb Johnson. After listening to it, I felt it was worth sharing this great single with you in case you hadn’t already heard it. You…

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