Lifestyle

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 ...
It never feels as though there are enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the things we want to do. It can be frustrating to start out the day with an ambitious plan, only to crawl into bed having only checked off one or two items on our “to-do” lists. Though there will always be just 24 hours in a day, managing our time more effectively can help us make the most out of the time we do have. The following techniques are just a few simple ways to restructure your time, allowing you to achieve your goals swiftly and more effectively. Schedule Your Work and Break Period... more ...
Most parents believe that they have healthy relationships with their adult children. That being said, it can be difficult to step back and objectively assess our own behavior. If you have a married adult child, you may, without even realizing it, be getting over-involved in the life of your son or daughter. Do you find yourself getting into disagreements with your son- or daughter-in-law? Do you, deep down, feel as though you’ve “lost” your child as a result of them growing up and getting married? If you can relate to these sentiments, you may need to assess whether or n... more ...
We now live in a world saturated by technology. Many of us forget just how much personal information we relinquish to the companies whose devices and services we utilize. Almost every time we sign up for an online newsletter, register a new online account, run a Google search or watch an online video, information is being collected on our identities and personal preferences. Though some of this data collection is practically inescapable, as most companies require a certain amount of personal information to be provided in order to utilize their services, you can take steps to limit the extent t... more ...
As most adults enter their 50s and 60s, their thoughts turn towards retirement. Though a majority of individuals are content spending the last third of their lives relaxing and traveling, others, for a variety of reasons, choose to enter the workforce once more. Some particularly ambitious members of the baby boomer generation even choose to start businesses of their own. Is there a business opportunity that you’ve always wanted to take advantage of? Do you have a hobby that you want to turn into a career? With motivation and dedication, you just might succeed at starting your own b... more ...
Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are two incredibly popular streaming services. In recent years, both providers have moved beyond simply hosting movies and television series on their platforms, opting to also produce and distribute unique content of their own. Both Amazon and Netflix are now producing a number of original series, ranging from old-school sitcoms to sci-fi thrillers. The following six programs are a few of the most recent hits offered by these two streaming services. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) It’s 1958, and Midge Maisel is living a seemingly picture-p... more ...
  Most of us are more addicted to our gadgets than we’d like to think! Whether you’re constantly checking Facebook on your phone or keep refreshing your browser tabs waiting for emails and messages, there’s a good chance that you’re spending more time online than you realize. Smartphones in particular have contributed to society’s growing tech addiction. With friends and family just a message away and search engines always available to answer our questions, it’s no wonder that we’re constantly staring at our phone screens. Being per... more ...
Sometimes there’s just nothing better than curling up on the couch with a bowl of popcorn and a fantastic romance film. In a time when every movie at the cinema seems to be a crass comedy or a crashingly-loud superhero saga, it can be nice to slow down and savor a heartfelt love story. If you’re in the mood to swoon, stream or pick up a copy of one of these unforgettable films. Whether you’ve seen them before or not, you’re sure to have a wonderful viewing experience. Casablanca  Set against the backdrop of war-torn Europe, Casablanca is widely consi... more ...
At the ages of 50 and older, most of us belong to the generational group known as “baby boomers.” Born in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, many boomers played a part in redefining the world around them. In the years in which Boomers grew up, many Western countries experienced rising levels of health and wealth, in addition to becoming more open and tolerant. Millennials, also known as Gen Y, are the group of young adults born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s. Often the children of baby boomers, millennials have grown up in a different world. With lives shaped by the media, techno... more ...
Whether you’re moving into a new condo or are looking to sell off the “empty nest” you raised your children in, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to get rid of some of your personal belongings. The process of downsizing before a move, however, can be physically exhausting and emotionally draining! Will you be moving into a smaller space in the near future? By following these simple tips, you can make the transition as stress-free as possible. Simply Get Started As with many things in life, the hardest part of downsizing is simply getting s... more ...