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New Year’s resolutions are insanely difficult to keep. In fact, the Washington Post revealed data that showed “25% of us don't stick with it for seven measly days.” Last year, Americans made weight loss their number one resolution for the New Year and it is sure to top the list again this year. Common sense tells us that any successful weight loss program requires you get off the couch and out of your cubicle and move your body. Many rely on gym membership for exercise.Read Now »
The ball may have already dropped to usher in 2016, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need some new outfits for the New Year. Designers have already weighed in on what’s hot for 2016 and here are just a few of the style trends ringing in the New Year. 1. Suede—Add texture and richness to any outfit. 2. Light-weight Denim—It plays well with other wardrobe pieces. Get a fresh take in the New Year. 3. Plaid—This homey look has gotten a high fashion upgrade. 4. Pleats-- Say no to schoolmarm and yes to high fashion 2016. 5.Read Now »
Emily Post is not okay with re-gifting DIY Christmas gifts, so if you want to be sure the gifts you give at the holidays don’t get re-gifted, consider making, instead of purchasing holiday gifts. There are several easy, heart-warming homemade Christmas gift ideas that will help you spread joy next Christmas. Here are just a few great Christmas gift ideas for next year. Edibles & Kitchen Projects
Edibles are always a good option for Christmas gifting.
You may be packing up the tinsel and organizing the ornament to be stowed away for next year, but it’s a perfect time to re-vamp your Christmas décor. If your Christmas decorating lacked panache, take advantage of the deep discounts on Christmas décor now to be ready for next year. Americans spend upwards of $6 billion annually on Christmas décor, so spend wisely. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices going: 1. Focus on a color. Was your holiday too hectic? Opt for blue décor to create a tranquil environment next year. Too dull? Liven it up with a red-themed tree.Read Now »
If you went to a bunch of blasé parties this holiday season and thought you could do better, we’ve got all sorts of tips and tricks for merrymaking for next year. Party planning can be a full-time job—it is for some! However, the ins-and-outs of planning a perfect holiday soiree needn’t overwhelm your holiday season. Give yourself time. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or working a full-time job and putting in extra hours, you’ll need time to plan your fete. Make a checklist and budget about a month to get everything together, and perhaps budget more time if you’re particularly harried.Read Now »
As the ball drops in New York City’s Time Square to mark the beginning of 2016, just under half of all Americans will mark the occasion by making New Year’s Resolutions. New Year’s resolutions can be extremely difficult to sustain. In fact, the Washington Post revealed data that showed “25% of us don't stick with it for seven measly days.” Nielsen, the prestigious American global information and measurement company, presented enlightening information on the most popular New Year’s Resolutions in the United States.Read Now »
We’ve all heard of it and most of us have participated in it. We’re talking about the ever popular activity of “re-gifting”. This growing activity is defined as “the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift.” Why does this phenomenon occur? According to the prestigious Wall Street Journal, sometimes you receive something that you really don’t like or can’t use, and there’s no way to return it to the store. You don’t want to offend the person who gave it to you and you don’t want to throw it away.Read Now »
Hobbit homes are the newest craze in sustainable architecture, building on the success of earth ships and tiny houses in the market. Nearly 48% of Americans think that the government is doing too little to protect the environment and many are looking for eco-friendly house building methods. As the world becomes more eco-conscious, many have looked for more sustainable ways to build homes and the internet is all abuzz about this latest craze in housing, hobbit houses.Read Now »
The old joke is that “men hate to ask for directions.” But now, a new study claims there might actually be some truth behind this invasive action. In a paper published in the Leadership Quarterly, researchers revealed that the reason the majority of men have an aversion to asking for directions is that they believe they are judged harshly for it. “Lost men” who ask for help are seen as being less competent, this investigation claims. “Men don’t ask for directions because they’re concerned they’re going to look bad,” stated one of the study’s authors from the prestigious Rosette College at Duke University.Read Now »
Ahh 2016! The chance to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. I just had a baby a month ago, so now more than ever I'm feeling the need for a fresh start. And what perfect timing too! On the first of the year the entire country is setting goals and resolving to improve themselves, so I feel a strong sense of camaraderie in my pursuit. After a self-imposed, month-long, new-baby quarantine, I'm feeling the desire to get out and breathe the fresh air, stretch my legs and feel the sunshine on my face. There’s just one problem though.Read Now »