Lifestyle

At one point or another, most of us have heard it argued that compromise is the key to happy and healthy relationships. It is, of course, true, that relationships, both personal and professional, require certain amounts of “give and take.” That being said, reaching a satisfying compromise is rarely an easy task! What may, on the surface, seem like a happy compromise may lead to bitterness or resentment if one party feels that they’re actually making a major sacrifice, rather than meeting their partner in the middle. The next time you find yourself negotiating with a roma... more ...
From time to time, many of us need an extra touch of motivation and inspiration in our lives. If you’re feeling stuck, now just might be the right time to pick up a book filled with tips and ideas that encourage you to make positive changes in your life. Though broadly categorized as self-help books, the following titles also often highlight the triumphs and travails of others, providing insights regarding the personal and professional experiences of successful individuals. Are you looking to transform your habits and outlook on life? If so, add one of these thought-provoking t... more ...
With the winter holidays far behind us and no upcoming celebrations in sight, most of us are unlikely to receive many presents in the months to come. As singles, we sometimes miss out on other gift-giving occasions, too, such as anniversaries and Valentine’s Day. All of us, however, deserve a little treat every now and then! The next time you’re out shopping, treat yourself to something you wouldn’t usually indulge in. If you’re looking for ideas, the following products and experiences are a few things almost anyone will enjoy. A Few Culinary Indulgences ... more ...
Spring is the perfect time to open your windows, letting fresh air and sunshine fill your home. Unfortunately, longer daylight hours may also cast light on the dust and clutter that’s piled up around your home during the winter months! Though spring cleaning can be a hassle, you’ll be glad your home is tidied up before the summer heat arrives. Here are a few of our favorite assorted tips and tricks for helping you clean up your home quickly and more effectively. Start with a Schedule and a Timer Most of us avoid spring cleaning because getting started feels overwhelm... more ...
Social justice is a broad term, describing the concept of fair relations between individuals and the world around them. In most societies around the globe, imbalances in power and opportunity have prevailed throughout the centuries. Some groups, such as minorities, women, the poor, the disabled, and the incarcerated have often had less access to certain opportunities and resources. Social justice movements tend to focus on eliminating these barriers, seeking to improve social mobility and access to public resources. Creating social and economic “safety nets” for those in need is of... more ...
With Easter falling in late April this year, March will be a month without any major holidays to commemorate. Other than enjoying a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, it would seem as though there’s nothing to celebrate.This, however, is far from the truth! Though many are unofficial, silly, or not widely celebrated, there are a number of special days worth acknowledging this month. Get into a festive spirit and celebrate a few of these less-recognized March holidays! March 1st - Pig Day Usually celebrated in the midwestern United States, Pig Day is a holiday that was start... more ...
All of us want to think we’re doing a good job of protecting the environment and conserving resources. For most of us, however, there’s still plenty of room for improvement!Becoming more eco-friendly isn’t difficult! By making a few small changes to your lifestyle and daily routine, you can reduce the impact you’re having on the environment, saving the planet while minimizing your household expenses and energy expenditure.Change The Way You Eat Altering your relationship with food is one of the simplest ways to protect the environment. Instead of buying pre-package... more ...
Have you gotten started on your New Year’s resolutions yet? If so, you might’ve already resolved to read more books in the year to come. With 2018 coming to a close, we’re looking back at a few of the most noteworthy bestsellers released this year. Start 2019 off right by picking up one of these top titles today! The Outsider - Stephen King Fans of crime, mystery, and horror are sure to be drawn in by Stephen King’s latest page-turner, The Outsider. Little League coach Terry Maitland is a beloved local citizen with no criminal history. Detective Ralph Anderson... more ...
During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep warm. The cold, blustery winds that affect us while outdoors can also permeate our homes, leading to drafty breezes despite blazing fires and ever-running radiators. Though we all know to wear warmer clothing during the winter months, a few easy techniques can also be used to keep our houses and apartments warmer, preventing the icy winds of winter from chilling our abodes. Try out these easy tricks to keep you and your home warmer in the upcoming months. Cover Up The Holes In many cases, cold air enters our homes through sma... more ...
With December already upon us, most of us are getting into the holiday spirit, hanging decorations, planning fancy meals, and purchasing presents for loved ones. One of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday season is curling up on the couch, enjoying a mug of cocoa or an alcoholic drink, and watching a favorite festive film. Though there are new seasonal movies being released each year, sometimes it’s best to revisit the classics that many of us know and love. Here are just a few favorites that you might want to watch or re-watch this holiday season. National Lampoon’s ... more ...