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7 Practical Ways To Spend Your Money More Wisely

7 Practical Ways To Spend Your Money More Wisely: For some people financial struggles are due to not bringing in enough money but for many others the problem comes from not wisely spending the money that they do make and arguably that might be everybody’s problem. So what is the secret to better handling your money that you earn in order to help you reach your financial goals?
For some people financial struggles are due to not bringing in enough money but for many others the problem comes from not wisely spending...

The Subtle Art Of Having Sex When Kids Are Home

The Subtle Art Of Having Sex When Kids Are Home: Sex is not just a pleasurable couple of minutes, it’s the ultimate form of intimacy partners share - and if you have kids in the house then you obviously know what I am talking about. This isn’t your first rodeo. However the dynamic does change once kids enter the picture. Sometimes the quality of sex goes down. More than likely the amount of sex goes down too. Nothing worse than being in the moment and ready to get down only to hear a knock on the door from a child that likes to make up a thousand reasons why sleep and them aren’t friends. Depending on the sleep journey your child has taken they may not even be knocking at the door, they may have a foot in your back because they are sleeping in your bed. So no knocking on the door but no knocking boots either. We have to fix this!
Sex is not just a pleasurable couple of minutes, it’s the ultimate form of intimacy partners share - and if you have kids in...

Why ‘I’m Happy But Could Be Happier’ Mentality Is Ruining Our Relationships

Why ‘I’m Happy But Could Be Happier’ Mentality Is Ruining Our Relationships: Happiness is something we should strive for in every aspect of life but most importantly in our relationships. Happiness in relationships means something different to everyone; a kiss before work every morning or adventures to new places but are we compromising this happiness by second guessing how we’re really feeling? I’ve heard the phrase ‘I’m happy but could be happier’ bounced around a lot recently; constantly repeated by the contestants on Love Island and scrutinised on Twitter. It’s pretty self-explanatory but the phrase implies you’re not content with your current relationship and are always searching for more. It’s like the proverb ‘the grass is always greener on the other side’. As a society, we’re always looking for the next target to hit, the next fashion fad to invest in, the next social media craze and sadly – our next relationship. Is the grass really greener on the other side? Should we really speculate about what could be? Obviously, you don’t know until you try but 21st Century relationships are bearing the brunt of this attitude. We’ve turned into frivolous, indecisive commitment-phobes who can’t be bothered to fight for our relationships.
Happiness is something we should strive for in every aspect of life but most importantly in our relationships. Happiness in relationships means something different...

5 Body Language Mistakes You Should Avoid At Work

5 Body Language Mistakes You Should Avoid At Work: Your communication skills might not be good like others but keep in mind that you don’t have to speak to communicate with others. Your hand gestures, the way you sit and even your facial expression are telling a lot about you without knowing it. You are probably not going to keep an eye on every item on this list in the beginning but once you start fixing your body languages one by one, you will get used to them and “unconscious competence” will take place.
Your communication skills might not be good like others but keep in mind that you don’t have to speak to communicate with others. Your...

5 Steps To Achieving Your Dreams

5 Steps To Achieving Your Dreams: Have you ever felt like your dream is just that- a dream? We say “dream on” and “as if” and “it’s not going to happen ever.” Well, if you’re anything at all like me, you might be feeling overwhelmed, downtrodden, and absolutely uninspired at hearing and saying all of those things. But, what if I told you this- a dream is inspired by the reality and the world that you see and experience every day. It doesn’t take magic to get there, to achieve that version of reality. It doesn’t take “faith, trust, and pixie dust.” No magic here, no pixie dust- just sheer imagination, strength and resiliency, and determination. Here are five steps to achieving your dreams because no matter how far away they may seem, no matter how unimaginable they may be, you can get there and you will.
Have you ever felt like your dream is just that- a dream? We say “dream on” and “as if” and “it’s not going to...

4 Must Have Elements To Help You Take Amazing Instagram Photos

4 Must Have Elements To Help You Take Amazing Instagram Photos: Everyone dreams of those perfect IG photos that get hundreds or thousands of likes. But what goes into the photo to make it popular? There are a few key factors to creating and publishing great photos. I have spent many hours taking pictures of everything under the sun, editing, not editing, posting and deleting, and IG stalking to come up with a general idea of how to take amazing photos. I have narrowed it down to 4 simple but effective elements.
Everyone dreams of those perfect IG photos that get hundreds or thousands of likes. But what goes into the photo to make it popular?...

7 Super Easy Recipes To Make Your Valentine’s Day Extra Tasty

7 Super Easy Recipes To Make Your Valentine's Day Extra Tasty
1. Creamy Pepper Sauce For A Scotch Fillet Steak 2. Stuffed Roast Leg Of Lamb 3. Loaded Hasselback Potatoes 4. Boneless Chicken Roast With Apricot & Herb...

5 Things No One Tells You About Surviving Your Twenties

5 Things No One Tells You About Surviving Your Twenties: You are trying to figure yourself out whilst watching everyone around you seem to know what they are doing and how they are going to do it. One of your school friends has 3 kids and already celebrating married life, then on the other side of life your other friend still can’t tie their own shoelaces. Whilst watching them seem to figure out their life so easily, you’ll sit there and wonder why you don’t have a clue how to progress in this so-called life. Before you know it 3 years have passed, you’re in the same dead-end job and you can’t wait to drown your sorrows on the weekends. Maybe this is just me? But I bet deep down half of you reading this can relate.
1. You Will Compare Yourself To All Your Friends, Family And Possibly Every Single Person You Have Ever Met. You are trying to figure yourself...

Top 10 Affordable Places To Eat Out For North East Students

Top 10 Affordable Places To Eat Out For North East Students: Finding somewhere to eat as a student can be difficult. You have to constantly live on a budget, especially when living away from home but it is important to treat yourself now and then. Eating out with friends or as part of date night is a nice treat to have, maybe once a month. Read on to find out 10 great places for students to eat in the North East of England.
Finding somewhere to eat as a student can be difficult. You have to constantly live on a budget, especially when living away from home...

7 Foolproof Ways To Gain Self Confidence On Your Own

7 Foolproof Ways To Gain Self Confidence On Your Own: I know many people that suffer with low self-confidence, including myself. And when a person feels that way, it can really mess up your life. When it comes to relationships, you constantly need reassuring that this guy/girl likes you because you're always wondering why they're with you. On a night out with friends, you might feel slightly down in the dumps when it comes to dolling up because compared to your friends, you're a solid 6 while they're sliding in to double figures. This is me to a T and you know what? It's time to stop. Here's some top tips I've told myself recently that I'm going to live by that I think would do you the world of good too if you feel the same way.
I know many people that suffer with low self-confidence, including myself. And when a person feels that way, it can really mess up your...