I can recall watching the trailer for The Platform a few months ago via Facebook. My sister tagged me in it as she is fully aware of my love for dark and disturbing movies, and once I viewed the trailer I made a mental note to tune into this movie once it became available to watch. In … More Have you watched The Platform?
Regardless if you’re working right now, in self-isolation, or in quarantine, I think it is safe to say that we could all use a bit of a pick-me-up in such a desolate time. Many of us are doing everything in our power to stay as positive as possible, but as the days of COVID-19 continue, … More Here are some things you can do to lift your spirits
With so many of us being confined to our homes right now, it is easy to understand how and why we might be feeling a little jittery. Feeling a little claustrophobic or antsy is likely something many of us are experiencing as of late, and with limited social outings and of course social distancing, it … More Feeling antsy? Try this at-home, equipment free workout
If I had to pick one word that can be used to semi-accurately describe how a majority of us are feeling right now, I would have to say that word would be fear. Each and every day we wake to new updates and reports regarding the number of cases pertaining to the lethal COVID-19 as … More Navigating the unknown in the COVID-19 outbreak
Not too long ago, my sister and I, being a little bored with limited entertaining options in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, thought we would play a game together. We googled some games to play with two people and came across a series of pretty deep questions to ask each other, and I have … More Get to know yourself better with these questions
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m always trying new things, within reason, when it comes to my skin. If I happen to find something that works very well for me, I stick with it, but as of late, I could use a bit of a refresher in the face wash department. I have been using a … More Here’s a face cleanser to get you and your skin feeling fresh for Spring
Feeling tired all of the time regardless of how much sleep we get is not a nice experience. A lack of energy over an extended period of time can be a real hindrance in terms of our productivity, therefore its best to tackle the potential complications of sluggishness as soon as they present themselves. Thankfully, … More Feeling sluggish? Try these natural remedies to boost your energy
With so many of us stuck at home right now, I thought it would be appropriate to compose a post addressing potential activities to engage in to pass the time. Whether you’re quarantining or in self-isolation, hopefully some of my suggestions can have relevance to you and keep you occupied over the next few weeks. … More Stuck at home? Try these activities to pass the time
As we are all more than aware, the state of the world right now is questionable. Negative news seems to be coming at us from all angles, and with the amount of unfortunate news seemingly increasing with each passing day, it is easy to understand how and why we might be feeling a bit down … More Finding positives amidst chaos
As of late, we are hearing a lot about a recently-coined term known as social distancing in the wake of COVID-19. Social distancing involves all of us maintaining a safe distance (roughly three feet) from others while out in public areas to slow the spread and potential transmission of the Coronavirus, and it’s something many … More Stop being a selfish idiot and practice social distancing
Ensuring my makeup brushes are squeaky clean is a concept I never used to give a whole lot of thought to. I would wash them periodically, but certainly not as often as I should have been, and after reading about how dirty makeup brushes can worsen acne, I figured it would be best if I … More Looking for something to clean your makeup brushes? Look no further
Yesterday’s post detailed some pretty inventive beauty hacks, and because I only shared a portion of them with you, I thought I would somewhat continue yesterday’s post into today’s. Again, these hacks come from Cosmopolitan. If you’re like me and you struggle to perfect your wing with eyeliner, use the edge of a spoon to … More Even more beauty hacks that will change your life
I would argue that most of us have our own beauty hacks to some extent. Whether it be in the context of our bathing routine, hair or makeup, many of us have picked up a few tricks and tips over time in hopes of bettering our beauty tendencies. I did a little bit of research … More These beauty hacks will change your life
International Women’s Day occurred a few days ago, and while I didn’t make a post regarding the topic the day of, I figure it’s better late than never and that I’ll do one now. Rather than listing the ways in which women are so incredibly tremendous (since we already know these things), I thought I … More Celebrating female empowerment
I realize the topic of this post is completely random, but hear me out. While at work not too long ago, a customer and I were on the topic of different types of meat dishes, and how to best prepare them. We got on the topic of meatloaf and how it can be tricky to … More Here’s how to make perfect meatloaf
I’m sitting down to write this after a rather chaotic day at work. By chaotic, I mean absolutely batshit crazy. Because of how nuts my shift was, I thought I would take the opportunity to delve into the topic of maintaining our cool when poop hits the fan, at least to the best of our … More Here’s how to keep your cool under pressure
The idea of giving someone criticism isn’t exactly something that brings most of us comfort. At least, I would hope it doesn’t. Being critical of someone can be kind of awkward, and, depending on who the person is that you’re criticizing, it can be a little tense, too. But, constructive criticism is something all of … More Giving constructive criticism: a how-to guide
Trying to pick out a movie with your partner while browsing through Netflix can be a trying task. Depending on what both of you like and also dislike, it can be difficult to establish a middle ground and settle for a film that both of you have the potential to enjoy. Blaine and I were … More Have you seen Girl on the Third Floor?
I suppose I should begin this post with an explanation of what exactly endometreosis is, in case anyone is unfamiliar with the condition. Endometreosis “is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus … with endometriosis, … More Could THC be used to treat endometriosis?
I’ve made my love for electric guitar and classic rock quite apparent here on my blog. There is something so pure and enthralling when an electric guitar sings, and my appreciation for the instrument is something I struggle to put into words. On the topic of electric guitar, who better to discuss than Mr. Jimmy … More Profile: Jimmy Page
When I am bored, I will occasionally research random facts. I’m not exactly sure why I do this, but I figure it’s a better alternative to other things I could be doing in my spare time. I was struggling to think of a blog post topic to write about today, so I thought perhaps I … More Here’s some extremely random yet entertaining facts
A surplus of sweat is something most of us fail to desire. Whether it be sweaty hands, feet, armpits or your face, producing copious amount of sweat, regardless if you’re engaging in physical activity, is not a fun experience. Unfortunately, despite its lack of appeal, excess sweat is something many of us are familiar with. … More Do you sweat excessively? Try Carpe
Plants are kind of a big thing in my family. My mom has a tremendous green thumb and about 30 plants to boot, and my sister has quite a collection of her own. I’ve been trying to expand my plant repertoire, but I’ve always been somewhat hesitant to do so because of my tendency to … More Have you visited Terra greenhouses?
Coaxing kids into willingly consuming vegetables is no easy feat. Often times, it seems easier to walk away as opposed to having an all out wrestling match with them to get them to eat their greens, but this isn’t the most effective approach, either. Luckily, some parents have shared their tricks for getting their kids … More Here’s how to get your fussy kid to eat their vegetables, as told by parents
I would imagine most of us are familiar with in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the context of reproduction. In case you’re not, though, IVF involves “a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries … More Saving cheetah populations with IVF
Communication is an inevitable component of daily life. Whether we’re at Tim Hortons ordering a coffee, paying for some groceries at No Frills, or seeing our doctor for our routine checkup, it’s nearly impossible to avoid communication when we’re out and about in a public setting. For a lot of us, communication is second nature. … More The importance of maintaining communication with your partner
Getting your daily dose of vitamins via a pill is something most of us are familiar with. Most vitamins and supplements are available in pill-form from health food stores and drugstores, and while this common type of vitamin gets the job done, a lot of us are changing from pills to gummies when it comes … More Have you heard of OLLY gummies?
I know, I know. Enough about Cleveland already, right? Bear with me, folks. You’re going to want to hear me out. While my parents and I were in Cleveland, we were told by a few of the locals to visit West Side Market. It was certainly worth going to as it is the largest market … More Going to Cleveland? Be sure to visit Campbell’s Sweets Factory
Dry shampoo is something I haven’t had much luck with. I’ve tried a few different types from various brands in hopes of being able to push washing my hair a little longer, but it seems as though every one I try either doesn’t do much for me, or it somehow makes my hair look worse, … More Move over, dry shampoo: cleansing foam is here
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my mom, dad and I recently visited Cleveland, Ohio, for a couple of days. The main reason we ventured to Cleveland is that it is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we had heard good things about the city, so we decided to check it … More Cleveland, Ohio: A city of beauty