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 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
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?
The current state of society in which we live is relatively dominated by technology. Most things we do in our day-to-day lives are influenced in some way by technological innovation, and it is interesting to consider how some of us see no issue with this interference, while some of us do. Something I have come … More Smartphone reliance: good or bad?
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?
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 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?
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?
Finding a job you’re qualified for can be tricky nowadays. It seems as though more and more people are struggling to find work in their area of expertise, and I know that for some of us, this is a troubling realization. Right now I am working at a golf course. In my job I do … More It’s okay to be working in a job unrelated to your field
Similar to my post the other day listing what Rotten Tomatoes deemed as the best flicks of the former year, I thought I would write a post regarding the best books of 2019. Books, to me, are even more subjective than movies are, so as I stated in the best movies post, keep in mind … More The best books of 2019
Well, it’s finally here. They day so many of us have long awaited for, anticipating its arrival with eagerness and excitement. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish anyone who is reading this a truly wonderful Christmas, spent with loved ones, family and friends. While I commend you for reading this today, I sincerely … More Have yourself a merry little Christmas
I would argue most people are somewhat torn regarding New Years resolutions. For some of us, creating goals to achieve or abide by in time for the new year is a means to embark on a fresh start, and begin the new year in an efficient manner. For others, New Years resolutions are perceived as … More Hoping to stick with your New Years resolutions? Try using this acronym
I’m really not a big fan of Dr. Phil, but if there’s nothing else remotely appealing on television, I’ll tune in to the show from time to time. I was watching an episode the other day, and the young girl it focused on really got me thinking about relationships in today’s day and age. The … More This is why mobile phones are ruining relationships
When the concept of wireless headphones was first introduced by Apple, I recall thinking to myself how innovative the idea was. Being someone who works on a farm, listening to music can be tricky and also hazardous when you’re using a piece of machinery and have a wire dangling down your front. I thought wireless … More Want AirPods but not the price? Get these instead
Mental illness is something I’m quite passionate about. Not only because I deal with it myself, but also because of the devastating impact it can have on the people we know and love, which I’ve also been exposed to. I had anorexia and bulimia in the past, and from that I developed depression and anxiety, … More The dangers of self-diagnosing mental illness
Christmas shopping can be a rather stressful experience. In addition to costs potentially accumulating over the course of your buying, something else that can cause a sensation of being overwhelmed is trying to figure out what exactly to get the people you love. And, unfortunately, it’s often the people we love the most that pose … More Gift ideas for the hardest people in your life to buy for
Henry Lee Lucas. Does the name ring a bell for you? If you’re a member of the baby boomer generation, it’s likely you have heard this man’s name before. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering who the hell Henry Lee Lucas is, and further, why I’m bringing him up. I will gladly tell you … More Have you seen Netflix’s The Confession Killer?
If you’re someone who tend to use a lot of heat styling tools on your hair, it’s probable that you deal with flyaways. I’ve been using styling tools on my hair for years, and you can bet that I have a few with a mind of their own mostly on my scalp. My flyaways are … More Looking for a way to control those flyaways? Try this product
It’s about damn time some diversity in the beauty pageant realm made in appearance. So often we see unrealistic beauty standards, perpetuated by white women, being victorious in these types of competitions, truly hindering the potential for other ethnicities active in the industry. Recently, though, this winner stereotype has been challenged, and personally, I’m elated. … More Making diversity waves in beauty pageants
The concept of assertiveness is something I believe a lot of us struggle with. Many of us associate assertiveness with bossiness, or a need to be controlling, and this association has unfortunately given assertiveness a bad reputation over time. A quick Google search of the term defines it as exhibiting a confident and/or forceful personality. … More No, assertiveness is not a bad thing
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
I love me some authentic Greek food. I’ve always been a fan of this type of cuisine, and rest assured, if you’re in the mood for the good stuff, be sure to visit iOS estiatorio & wine bar on Upper James St. in Hamilton, Ont. My family and I have been to iOS twice now, … More In the mood for some Greek food? Check out iOS
I’ve made mention of the challenges that present themselves with being a daily blogger here on my site before, but for the sake of this post, I want to revisit the topic. It can be tricky to come up with new and interesting content to write about on a daily basis, and sometimes, I find … More Yes, you really should check out The Good News Network
Time is a fickle thing. At times we wish time would move faster, depending on the situation we’re in, and at other times, we’re asking ourselves where the hell time has gone to. If you’re like me, chances are you’re finding yourself relating to the second component of the sentence above more so than the … More Where the heck is the time going?
Maintaining an active lifestyle can be a challenging concept to practice. Most of us are incredibly busy, and with no sight of slowing down in the near future, it’s understandable that physical activity can be shunted to the back burner over time. What kind of sucks, though, is despite how hectic our lives can be, … More Here’s how to be more active everyday
Depending on the type of makeup you wear, if you wear any, it can be challenging to take it off. Between foundation, concealer, and eye makeup, having a clean slate in terms of our skin can be a large feat to overcome, and oftentimes, we have to use multiple makeup removing wipes to get the … More Say goodbye to makeup removing wipes with this lifehack
Skincare is something that is relevant to many of us. As the saying goes, we only get one set of skin, so it’s wise to invest in it and care for it as best we can. As important as skincare is, it’s unfortunately rather expensive to practice an effective skincare routine. A majority of beneficial … More Skincare: is it worth the splurge?
My sister is a small business owner. Her business, Earthly Delights, consists of ready-made, frozen meals, bath products, and also woodworking, so it’s safe to say she’s a pretty busy lady. My sister’s business has tremendously taken off this year in terms of her meals, specifically her soup. Several stores in Ontario now carry her … More Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?
Clothing is an inevitable component of our daily lives. We wear it daily without giving it much thought, but unless you’re part of a nudist colony, clothing is something we arguably should be paying a little more attention to in the concept of fast fashion. Fast fashion essentially perpetuates consumeristic tendencies and waste. To keep … More Stop supporting fast fashion