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Books To Read On A Rainy Day

Books are the gateway to different realities. They allow us to be anyone we want and to life different lives through their characters. If you are a book lover and are looking for a new addition to your library, then hopefully this article will inspire you. 1. A Paris apartment by Michelle Gable  This is a book for hopeless romantics, and for anyone who enjoys  happy endings. The protagonist is April Vogt, an American continental furniture specialist who is sent to Paris to give her expertise on an apartment which had its doors shut for 70 years. To her surprise she discovers that this apartment is unlike any other, in fact it hides an unknown treasure, a portrait by one of the masters of the belle époque, Giovanni Boldini. The book follows April’s footsteps in the search to discover who the mysterious lady in the portrait is and tries to…

How we formalize who we are, by how we look, especially in terms of body image.

Personality and body image are two separate containers.  Above board, the in’s and the outs of our identities should not be stereotyped. We can’t be one form of identity without connecting a characteristic trait to match it. We, as citizens of our modern world, must be trained to not be so narrow minded in how we formalize who we are, by how we look, especially in terms of body image. Our personality can be linked with our body image and vice versa. What’s more, seems to be the final signature. Body image is terribly obsessed about in media, everyday banter and our daily meetings with our bedroom and bathroom mirrors. Outer shells are unquestionably our focus point and for most, the fundamental part of self esteem. Even though, I know this impacts how we feel of ourselves, it should never be our ultimate definition. In an article in Hollywood life,…

When Your Motivation Is Nowhere To Be Found

Whether it’s starting a new exercise regime, promising to dedicate your time to mastering the piano or striving to expand your knowledge of the French language beyond “bonjour” and “un baguette”, despite our best intentions the bundles of motivation we begin with often dwindles faster than we expect. Though some people’s willpower can triumph for a while longer than others, knowing some easy ways to quickly turn a  negative mindset into a power driven one can benefit us all at some point. Borrowing from others…  With most of us universally agreeing that comparing ourselves to others in any way is detrimental to any of our own goals and mental health,  using the achievements and determination of others can be a great tool when used correctly to motivate ourselves. Our admiration for the journeys others have taken to run a marathon or write their first novel can act as our inspiration…

7 Uplifting Bands

With political tensions rising over Brexit, Trump, and Kim Jong Un, distractions sound pretty good. Music can uplift moods, while lyrics entertain us and rhythm encourages us to dance. Below is a selection of bands that is will easily distract you from whatever you are worrying about (at least temporarily) and put a smile on your face.

How To Recover From a Breakup

Going through a breakup can resemble the feeling of a loved-one passing away, and that’s because you are mourning the death of your relationship. You put time, energy and feelings into loving another person in the hope that it would last forever, and when things don’t work out you feel like you’ve lost everything, including yourself. When you are experiencing a breakup, you feel like your heart is broken into a million pieces and there is no way you can go back to feeling happy again, but as we all know, time can fix anything. The process can be long and painful, but you can shorten it by following some steps that would allow you to heal faster. 1. Cut off all contact with your ex I know it’s hard to resist the urge to text or stalk your ex, but by doing so you only make things worse for…

Podcasts To Boost Your Mood

When reading your latest book purchase, listening to your favourite Spotify playlist or watching Netflix reruns of the Gilmore Girls just don’t suffice as entertaining ways to fill your fleeting moments of free time, the world of podcasting might offer a refreshing option. With the popularity of podcasts exploding within recent years, it seems no matter what sort of mood you’re in, you can find solace, enjoyment, enlightenment, alternative opinion, and general enjoyment by tuning into the vast array of podcasts now available for free listening. Though, as like finding a good book, it can take some time to find the right one for you. Ladies Who Lunch – Ingrid Nilsen & Cat Valdes  Youtubers Ingrid & Cat explore numerous subjects that are often seen as taboo when having those everyday conversations. If you’re looking for some refreshing honesty and some solidarity in the embarrassing experiences and issues suffered by most…

6 Books To Escape Into

Whether you are an avid reader or believe the existence of books is solely for film adaptations, there is a book for everyone. Every topic known on this earth has been written about, including space, bananas, romance, swords, kinky boots, and so much more! Below is a tiny sample to encourage an initial toe-dipping venture into the world of books, or simply a new title for the regular reader to discover.

What Kind Of Tea Should You Be Brewing?

Pinnacle to English traditions, tea in all forms is part of many peoples daily routine. Whether drank with a friend whilst gorging on a rich tea or sipped away during the dreaded morning commute, tea, only rivaled by its famed nemesis Coffee, is arguably the front runner when it comes to hot beverages in the UK. However, more recently the humble mug of English Tea has arguably sat in the shadows of the industries newest trend: Herbal Tea. Thanks to many praising the alternative brews for their varied health benefits, the tea market has exploded with brands offering a magnitude of choice for your morning cuppa.

Investigating: the Gold Digger.

The game of love is a trial for us all.  Whilst, others may have a game plan. We all set aside a list which we require our potential partners to have.  In a previous article:  You are who you attract, I’ve mentioned that in order for you to get what you want in another, you be be that. Lets say for example: you want emotional stability , you must be emotionally stable . so you get my drift… For the moment, Id likes to focus on the term ‘Gold-digger’. I can’t deny, some women are out to find love, whilst others may set out for finances. But here, I have divided the two main meanings that may inflict this term: Ms Financial Security Vs the Real Gold Digger. What about those women who own their own money and just want someone who is just as secure as them? This is…