If you’re someone who experiences anxiety, you’re more than likely familiar with just how frustrating and further debilitating it can be. I can’t speak on behalf of everyone who has this type of mental illness, but personally, I find some days to be worse than others, and the same goes for triggering situations – some … More Does anxiety ever go away?
I feel like road trips are perceived as a rite of passage in a way. It’s something everyone should be privy to experiencing at some point in our lives, and it can allow for the development of significant memories and experiences, too. That being said, road trips aren’t so fun if you’re not properly prepared. … More Here’s how to make the best of your road trip
As many of us are aware, sweeteners aren’t the healthiest thing on the planet to consume. With many containing aspartame and other artificial additives, it’s likely better for your body in the long run to simply ingest regular sugar as opposed to Splenda, but that’s just my opinion. Things are looking up in terms of … More Transforming fruit cores into sweetener
When we think about what is involved to produce a crop, our thoughts typically go to soil, water and sunlight. These elements, in combination with care, equipment and labour, are core components of most types of farming, and without them, it would prove to be quite difficult to be successful in growing a crop. Something … More Growing crops with … mattresses?
Pancakes, when made properly, can be a wonderful thing. The issue with pancakes, though, from my own observations, is that they can be tricky to perfect, and when served in a mediocre manner, they fall short of hitting the spot when it comes to breakfast. No need to stress, though. I did a little bit … More Here’s how to make perfect pancakes
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, chances are that you’re more than aware of my food intolerances. I had an eating disorder when I was in high school, and upon entering recovery and beginning to consume more food, I noticed that certain foods (gluten, dairy and eggs in particular) did not sit … More Is it possible to outgrow a food intolerance?
There is a belief that suggests bartenders are some of the best free counselors in existence, and since becoming a bartender at my current job, I can say with complete certainty that I support this belief. I’ve been bartending for a couple of months now, and it is somewhat mind-blowing to consider the amount of … More Making the most of everyday life
As we all know, certain foods taste best when paired together. Peanut butter and jelly, french fries and ketchup, pasta and spaghetti sauce … I could go on. But, aside from these highly recognized and favored food pairings, how willing would you be to try some pretty creative, off-the-wall combos? After giving the topic some … More Would you try these funky food combinations?
As wonderful as it is to sport some freshly manicured nails, consistently going to a salon to have them done professionally can become pretty expensive. When I was a student, I would get my nails done every two weeks or so, and after a couple of months, I decided to give it up because of … More Here’s how to do a manicure at home
As we’re arguably all aware, the Oscars, otherwise known as The Academy Awards, took place a short while ago. I personally didn’t watch, and I normally don’t. But, I know quite a few people who do, and after giving this award show some thought, I wanted to delve into the topic a bit further and … More Are the Oscars worth the hype?
Positive news is always appreciated, especially in the context of endangered and/or dwindling animal populations. An article from The Good News Network happens to fall into this category, and I figured I would share this happy news with all of you. This time, the good news has to do with an increase in fish stocks. … More Fish populations are on the rise
It’s been a little while since I’ve watched and reviewed a horror movie. To be honest, I’ve gotten kind of tired of Netflix’s scary movie options as I’ve seen a lot of them, and I’m also a little tired of tuning into one that is seemingly terrifying only to be left disappointed and wanting more … More Have you seen Dead Silence?
I recently stumbled across a Buzzfeed article sharing some of the niftiest gadgets and gizmos to hit the market this year. I thought it might be sort of fun to share some of these gadgets with you, because let’s face it, who doesn’t appreciate browsing through inventive objects most of us likely will never use? … More Here are some of the hottest 2020 gadgets
Cheerleading is something I personally have never had much interest in. By no means am I attempting to convey the idea that I don’t care about the sport, because it has similarities to gymnastics which I did when I was younger. Rather, I’ve never been involved in cheerleading myself, therefore it isn’t something I devote … More Have you seen Netflix’s Cheer?
For anyone who spends a lot of time looking at a computer screen, tired and itchy eyes have likely become a consistent occurrence in your life. Looking at a screen all day is how a lot of us make an income, but unfortunately, the long-term effects of this sort of exposure can lead to consequential … More This is how to give your eyes a workout
Peanut allergies are no joke. I know quite a few people who are seriously allergic to peanuts, and the repercussions of an untreated reaction to peanuts can be fatal. I have good news for those of us who are unable to savor the incredible flavor of peanuts and further peanut butter, though. “The US Food … More There is finally a peanut allergy treatment
I would argue that social constructions and influences have manipulated us into believing that being single is a bad thing. Why this is, I’m not sure, but I do know that it truly bothers me. We’re constantly inundated with notions of being in a relationship. We see posts on social media, advertisements for dating websites, … More Being single isn’t a disadvantage
Okay, before you see the title of this post and think to yourself, ‘like hell I’m reading that,’ hear me out. All of us as human beings pass gas, whether we would like to admit to it or not, so the topic of this post really shouldn’t be too controversial to anyone. If you’re human, … More Passing gas: what’s your take?
Having to deal with a dry, flaky scalp is not an enjoyable experience. Between the itching, the white flakes falling out like snow upon scratching, and the dryness, dandruff in combination with an itchy head is arguably one of the most uncomfortable sensations to have to deal with. I don’t normally get dandruff, but I … More Suffering from a dry scalp? Try Aveeno’s Apple Cider Vinegar Blend shampoo
My family and I have become great friends with some neighbors that moved into our area a few years ago. Over time, we have gotten to know their family (they have two adorable boys), and in a way, they’ve sort of become a part of our own family. This neighbor stopped in to see me … More The beauty of judgement-free conversation
I am not a vegan, and I have absolutely no desire to become one. I don’t have an issue with the concept of veganism, nor do I hold any hostility towards anyone who practices this sort of lifestyle, but I, for one, thoroughly enjoy consuming animal byproducts, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. … More Is this vegan chocolate worth trying?
I’m a fan of Bon Jovi, and for more than one reason. A few of his songs have made it onto my most frequented Spotify playlist, and from what I’ve observed, he’s a good guy in addition to being a good musician. Adding to his good guy repertoire, Bon Jovi recently opened his third Soul … More A round of applause for Bon Jovi
When we hear the word ‘cancer,’ we often automatically associate the disease with chemotherapy, a highly recognized and highly aggressive drug used to combat cancer in the body. While chemotherapy is often an effective cancer treatment, it can unfortunately leave someone who endures its severity with several long-term conditions and side effects as a result … More Killing cancer without chemo
Planning a wedding is no simple task. As exciting and wonderful as weddings are, they’re also simultaneously challenging to organize, and if you’ve been involved with wedding planning in any regard you’re arguably aware of the stress that can present itself in trying to keep things under control. Mine and my fiance’s wedding isn’t until … More Planning a wedding? Use Pinterest
I had a conversation with my manager at work not too long ago regarding affection and how people perceive it differently. He is not a tremendous fan of affection, and on this particular day it was his birthday, therefore he was the recipient of a handful of rather touching messages. Although he may sound like … More Affection: yes or no?
I made mention of my love for Timothée Chalamet recently, and in researching this fine lad to write a post about him, I discovered a movie he appeared in called Beautiful Boy. I read up on the plot of this film and decided to give it a watch. I am so, so glad I did. Beautiful … More Have you seen Beautiful Boy?
The human brain really is a fascinating thing, considering what it is capable of. I like to think of our brains as a motherboard, if you will, ensuring things run smoothly throughout our bodies. Perhaps this isn’t the most scientific analogy, but let’s just look past any technicalities for the time being. One function of … More Looking to boost your memory? Read this
Sleep is something that we as human beings rely on tremendously. A severe lack of sleep is dangerous and can be fatal, and without sleep, we aren’t too useful in our everyday functions and responsibilities. Despite the importance of sleep and how seriously we depend on it, it is something that a lot of us … More Here’s how to get a better night’s sleep
Blogging is something that has gained tremendous popularity in recent years as a result of the rise of technology. With so much information readily available at our fingertips thanks to mobile phones, computers and constant accessibility to internet, more and more people are turning to online platforms for their daily reading, and for many, blogs … More The do’s and don’ts of blogging
Death is a pretty gloomy topic. Understandably, we associate death with loss, absence, pain and anguish, and it certainly isn’t something we yearn for when it comes to ourselves or our loved ones. Unfortunately, though, death in this life is inevitable, and despite its certainty, many of us have tremendous difficulty when it comes to … More How to process and deal with a death