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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

"Happy Holidays" Kim Kardashian And Kanye West share Adorable Family Photo

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Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and their kids - North and Saint West look so relaxed in the adorable family photo shared for holiday season.
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How "phubbing" can sabotage your relationship - New Study

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A recent study conducted by James A. Roberts of Baylor University has revealed that "phubbing" is dangerous to a healthy relationship.  To "phub" is to snub someone in favour of a phone - specifically, a smartphone.
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How to invest in your brand and career in 2017

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Many New Year’s resolutions involve physical improvements, such as losing weight or abstaining from a vice. However, for 2017, you might want to consider investing in yourself instead by developing a personal branding strategy and creating new career opportunities.

Career growth doesn’t have to mean a promotion at your job. Investing in yourself can lead to greater lifestyle freedom, more money or just a higher degree of fulfillment in your professional life. Here are seven strategies for investing in yourself in the coming year.

POSITION YOURSELF AS A SPECIALIST

“The best piece of advice I can give someone in any industry when it comes to personal branding is to become a specialist and become really good at the few things you do,” said James Pollard, marketing consultant and owner of TheAdvisorCoach.com. “If you have a heart condition, would you feel more comfortable going to a general practitioner or a cardiologist? Also, who do you think gets paid more?”

Pollard recommends taking two steps to position yourself as a specialist in your field. First, decide what it is you want to specialize in and what you believe you can sell. Second, immerse yourself in that specialty. For example, if you drive trucks, don’t promote yourself as a truck driver; instead, brand yourself as a refrigerated freight driver who specializes in transporting medical goods.

“I tell my clients to pick a few areas where they want to specialize,” Pollard said. “Then I tell them to read as much as they can on self-improvement and to invest in themselves as much as possible.”

REASSESS YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

LinkedIn is a career-focused social media site. With 467 million members, it bills itself as the “World’s Largest Professional Network” and is used by people in a wide range of industries to learn, network and locate job opportunities.

If you haven’t signed up for LinkedIn, 2017 is a great time to create a free account. And if you already use the service, make it your New Year’s resolution to revisit your profile, update your information and remove anything that’s dated or irrelevant.

“It’s time to overhaul your LinkedIn profile so that it represents your personal brand, career story, accomplishments and successes,” said Jessica Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast.

Additionally, you should dig deeper and exploit the various resources offered by the site.

“Once your profile is ready, turn on LinkedIn’s newest feature: Open Candidates,” Hernandez said. “It will confidentially alert recruiters who are signed up for the service that you are open to new opportunities without the worry of notifying your current company.”

Here are 5 New Year's Career Resolutions To Start 2017 Off Strong

GET BUSINESS CARDS THAT ARE AS AWESOME AS YOU

Just because we live in a digital world doesn’t mean physical business materials hold no value. You’ll make a far better impression at your next networking event by handing over a professional-looking business card rather than a hastily scribbled note on a cocktail napkin.

“Your business card will be the first point of contact with any client,” said Dennis Michael, branding expert and owner of Wake Creative. “You want to make a lasting impression.”

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a graphic designer — or spend a fortune — to create high-end cards. Sites like Fiverr let you hire freelance designers to create professional business cards for as little as $5, while VistaPrint offers low-cost, entry-level cards starting at $9.99 for 500. However, you might consider upgrading if you have the means.

“Spend the extra money to make your card feel and look amazing,” Michael said.

DEVELOP A PERSONAL WEBSITE

Having a well-written, attractive and easy-to-navigate website can help position you as a professional among amateurs. Additionally, a professional website enables you to stand out, extend your reach and control your online image to a certain degree.

And you don’t have to be a web designer — or independently wealthy — to create a website that turns heads.

“Today it is easy and realistic to have a website in just a few hours using platforms like Wix and Squarespace,” said David Mitroff, a business consultant and founder of Piedmont Avenue Consulting. “With your own website, you are creating a central hub for all the people seeking to learn more about you.”

5 Things You Must Stop Doing To Make Your Career Soar

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly 25 percent of Americans perform volunteer work, with women outpacing men in this arena.

Donating your time, energy, talent and skills isn’t just good for the community; it also boosts self-worth. Additionally, volunteering can help your career and personal brand.

“Volunteering lets you get more experience in areas that you might be curious about, and it can also help you deepen your skills,” said Deidre Woollard of real estate public relations site Lion & Orb. “It also looks great on your resume because it shows you are community minded and dedicated to using your abilities as a force for good. A great way to start is to find out what business organizations in your area have opportunities where your skills can come into play or to find volunteer organizations that are relevant to your career.”

FIND A MENTOR
Woody Guthrie mentored Bob Dylan. Maya Angelou mentored Oprah Winfrey. Investment guru Warren Buffett was mentored by legendary investor Benjamin Graham. In fact, some of the most noteworthy people in history credit their success to the relationships they built with their mentors.

When choosing a mentor, focus on the person, not the profession or position. It’s also wise to look outside of your job or industry to find a person with a fresh perspective. Finally, be worthy of a mentor. Good mentees aren’t seeking someone to lean on; they’re looking to grow and are eager to put the guidance they receive into practice.

10 Tips For A Stronger Career In 2017


CONTINUE LEARNING
If you want to climb the career ladder in 2017, consider hitting the books.

“One of the harder, but usually most effective, things to do is to pursue further education,” said Valerie Streif, senior advisor with career management and mentoring site Mentat. “Whether it is a continuing education course that gives you a special certification or taking university courses part time to earn another degree, usually more education translates to promotions and better jobs.”

You can find affordable courses at your local community college. However, these days, you don’t have to leave the house to improve your knowledge base. Many sites offer free or cheap courses, workshops and other programs that can help you grow as a person while growing your resume. EdX, for example, offers free courses from some of the world’s most highly regarded learning institutions, including Harvard, Berkeley and MIT. Similarly, Johns Hopkins offers education to the public through its courseware site, as does Carnegie Mellon. Stanford University provides open classes on iTunes, and Coursera and Skillshare both offer specialized courses.

If you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution that you’re sure to keep, resolve to invest in yourself in 2017.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

5 Tips for Making Your Home Cat-Friendly

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Studies have shown that cats who live indoors tend to live longer than those who are exposed to outside dangers such as traffic, predators, diseases and animal abusers. Because of this, keeping your cat indoors is something you should definitely consider. Still, if you're going to keep your cat indoors, there are some adjustments you should make in order to make your home more cat-friendly. We have come up with 5 that are guaranteed to help you create a place that your feline friend is going to enjoy living at.

Read: Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2017
Create Private Space for Your Cat
All the cats love taking some time from social demands and spending some time on their own. That's why you should find a perfect spot and create some private space for your cat. This is something that can easily be done by making the space behind your sofa or under your bed available for your cat. If you want to make sure your cat enjoys spending time at that spot, you can always place a blanket there. It's important to mention that cats shouldn't be disturbed while using their private space unless it's something that simply cant wait.


Buy a Lot of Pillows
If you want your cat to feel cozy all the time, you should buy a lot of pillows and place them all around your home. What's great about having so many pillows is that it doesn't only make your home more suitable for your cat but it also makes it look better. You can put these on your bed, sofa or simply keep a few of these on the floor for your cat. Cats rest even up to 16 hours a day, which means there can never be too many spots for relaxation in your home. When it comes to material for your pillows, you can go for absolutely anything you want.



Save Your Cat a Spot Next to the Window
Your feline friend simply needs to experience outside world even if you are having them live indoors. So when making your home more cat-friendly, you should also try to create a perfect spot next to the window for your cat so that they can get all the outside world they need. Just make sure there is a place where your cat can sit or lie down while looking outside. If your windows is too high, placing a chair or a coffee table next to it is always a good idea.


Get a Bed for Your Cat
Since cats spend quite a lot of their time sleeping, you'll want to make your home more enjoyable for your cat you should get a bed especially for them. Today, there are beds that are specifically designed for cats to feel more comfortable. Of course, you should never go for the first cat bed you come across. Just like with any other cat accessories, you should always buy at a proven store like Net to Pet. When it comes to the positioning of your cats bed, make sure you put it somewhere quiet and warm.

Buy a Scratching Post
Another thing your cat is going to need is something to scratch. This is the case because cats need to maintain their claws and mark their territory. Having this in mind, getting a scratching post is extremely important, especially if you don't want to end up with scratched furniture.


Related: The Illusion of Space: Expanding Your Home with Proper Colours

When choosing a scratching post for your car, make sure you always go for the tallest one you can find. If you do that, your cat will be able to scratch vertically at their full stretch.

Follow all of these 5 tips and you will turn your home into a real cat-friendly place. And there's no reason to stop there. Always keep looking for some new ways you can make your home more enjoyable for your feline friend.

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas to you all from Funmy Kemmy's Blog

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Wishing all our readers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year in advance. Thank you for everything.


Funmy Kemmy cares.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Stephanie Linus and her son Maxwell look gorgeous as they cover #MotherhoodInStyle

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Stephanie Linus and her son are so adorable in their latest shoot for Motherhood In Style Magazine. The actress reveals in her interviewthat:

“Motherhood has changed me in profound ways. Every day I look at my kid and wonder if he actually popped out of me. The experience has basically turned me inside out, in a good way. I've learnt what it really means to put a person's needs above my own. Emotionally, I have grown to love differently and understand life more meaningfully; I feel a huge sense of responsibility.”


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Interior Design Trends to Follow in 2017

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As 2016 comes to an end, it is time to see what the interior design industry has to say about 2017. We are expecting a lot of intriguing and fresh trends to surprise us in the upcoming year. If you want to do some remodeling and don’t know where to start, then this will help. Here are some of the biggest interior trends to follow in the upcoming 2017.

Minimalistic Bathrooms
Most people wish they had spacious bathrooms. In 2017, the emphasis is going to be on smaller and more private bathrooms. These will feel more intimate and personal when compared to luxurious and large bathrooms we are used to. This trend might be caused by smaller apartments in urban areas which don’t allow for large rooms. But just because it is small, doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish, comfortable and functional.

Retro style
Another trend that we will see in 2017 is the return of retro furniture. With retro style becoming popular again in many aspects of fashion, it is no wonder the same happened with furniture. We will see the return of colorful and psychedelic patterns, like we used to see on every furniture piece in the ‘60s. This blast from the past will be felt on other interior design elements as well.  Lamps and light fixtures are getting a remodel, we will see an increase of metal and ceramic light solutions.

Going green
Designers are bringing in nature into our homes. This eco-friendly idea will make homes more stylish, elegant and healthier. Plants are natural air purifiers, so why not introduce some into our homes. They will clean the air, keep humidity in check and provide fresh air to inhabitants. Walls covered with greenery are becoming trendy. But several pots with big plants will do the trick. Enrich your home with soothing greenery and make a relaxing ambient inside your home.
Textures
In the upcoming year, we’ll see a return to more organic and natural textures. Homes are about to become cozier and welcoming with the introduction of natural materials. Wood, cork and wool are about to become part of every modern home. These are materials that can be used in almost every room. The designers are bringing the outside into our homes as well. They are turning decorative concrete into an essential piece of interior design. It is a sustainable material and easy to clean. It has a wide color palette which makes it easy to fit into any room.
Handmade items
Everyone is trying to make their homes unique in some way. This is hard with the use of mass produced furniture. This is why handmade products are gaining popularity; these pieces are bound to be unique. Introducing several unique items into your home will make it stand out in the crowd. Look for handmade lamps, chairs and decorating ornaments.

Fireplaces

Nothing makes a room cozier than a fireplace as a centerpiece. With new technological advancements, we can have fireplaces without the smell and ash. New gas and electric fireplaces are a replacement for old and obsolete wood burning ones.
With 2016 almost over, we have to look forward and see what innovations designers have for us in 2017. Retro style furniture will add style to our home. We should introduce greenery into our homes to make the space healthier. Handmade items can make every home unique. And minimalistic approach to design is becoming more popular as the apartments get smaller.



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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kelly Rowland steps out in casual outfits in Beverly Hills

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Shine so bright! She smiled so bright, she had to wear shades even thought it was after sunsetBiker chic! The star wore a black leather biker jacket that hit right at the natural waistline over a plain, black scoop neck to with  distressed blue jeans and black booties with a chunky heel

Kelly Rowland looked stylish as she went shopping with her girlfriends around Beverly Hills on Tuesday. The 35-year-old singer and Chasing Destiny leader rocked a black leather biker jacket on distressed blue jeans.


She is really a stunner.


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Foods And Drinks For Your Dental Health

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It takes a lot to maintain dental health. You need to follow oral hygiene care on a regular basis. You also need to brush, floss and tongue-clean to keep bacteria and plaque away. Despite all this, you’re never assured of healthy teeth and gums. Why? Because of your foods and eating habit.

Your foods or diet have a lot of say on the kind of dental health you’ll have. Which means, you need to be careful with what you eat or there are certain food items that can harm your teeth and gums to a great level. After all, key nutrients are needed to maintain your dental health.

Foods and drink for dental health

You are not supposed to eat acidic fruits or foods rich in sugar as they can impact the teeth and gums to a great level. Similarly, you should be careful about drinks as everything is not meant to be drunk.

First, let’s look at some popular foods for dental health -

#Cheese


Cheese is rich in calcium, helps lower the acid level in the mouth and stimulates saliva production, and all this keeps bacteria away and gives healthy and strong teeth.

#Leafy greens

By eating more of leafy greens like spinach, broccoli and kale, you enrich the body with key minerals and vitamins and keep the teeth and gums healthy and vigorous.

#Fish and meat
Eating fish and meat on a regular basis means you enrich the body with key minerals and vitamins like Vitamin D. These nutrients are very helpful for your dental health.

#Yogurt

The amount of calcium and probiotics found in yogurt is good for your dental health as they keep your teeth away from cavities, gum disease and even bad breath.

Read: 12 Dangerous Beauty Product Chemicals Linked to Serious Ailments

#Carrots

Minerals and vitamins are found in great amount in carrots making them very helpful for your dental health.

#Garlic & ginger

While the anti-microbial properties of garlic are great in fighting against tooth decay and periodontal disease, the elements found in ginger inhibit bacteria growth and keep the breath fresh.

#Whole grains

Your regular diet should have whole grains as this helps keep the risk of gum diseases to a lower level.

#Onions

The strong anti-bacterial properties are very helpful in fighting against bacteria causing cavities and gum disease.

#Sweet potatoes

Sweets potatoes are great for your oral health. Include them in your diet and get a healthy dose of vitamin A. This is how enamel and gums are kept healthy and disease free.

#Nuts

Nuts should be part of your regular diet as they are good for fighting tooth decay and keeping the risk of bacteria away. So, eat almonds more regularly and maintain your dental health.

Now, look for popular drinks that are helpful for your dental health -

#Milk

Milk is perhaps the best drink for your teeth. It’s a rich source of a range of key nutrients and elements, including calcium. By drinking milk on a regular basis, you fight tooth decay as the acid level is lowered in the mouth.

#Water
Dentists recommend drinking lots of water on a regular basis. In doing so, not only you keep the saliva level high in the mouth but also wash away food articles to keep plaque and bacteria away. Similarly, water is rich in proteins and minerals that keep you away from plaque and associated risks.

#Unsweetened black and green Tea

Drinking more of unsweetened black and green tea is very helpful for your dental health. Such tea items are rich in polyphenols and they cut down the level of bacteria and its toxic products. Further, their richness in fluoride also makes them helpful for your healthy teeth.

Related: 5 Simple Tips To A Healthier Lifestyle

#Black and unsweetened coffee

Although drinking black coffee is not suggest for staining the teeth and causing tooth decay, the unsweetened one however, helps a lot to your teeth. Such coffee helps fight off tooth decay and keep you away from the risk of plaque.

#Red wine

Although drinking more of red wine is not recommended, a glass of it on a regular basis can help your dental health. After all, red wine comes with powerful antimicrobial effect and help you stay away from cavities.

In overall, consume only helpful foods and drink to keep your teeth and gums healthy and disease free.


Author Bio:- Roman Beres is an expert writer and blogger with a strong passion for writing. He shares views and opinions on a range of topics such as Business, Health/Fitness, Lifestyle, Parenting and lot more. He works for Dental Clinic and helps you find the best Dentist Bayside NY City.
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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

WHO launches Nutrient Profile Model to protect children from unhealthy food, drinks

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The World Health Organisation for the Western Pacific launched on Monday a new tool to protect children from unhealthy food and drink that cause obesity and other serious health problems.  
The regional nutrient profile model is for use and adaptation by Member States of the WHO Regional Office for Europe when developing policies to restrict food marketing to children.

The tool, called the regional profile model, would help governments and policy-makers to more easily identify food and non-alcoholic beverages that should not be marketed to children.

WHO warns: Beware of food ads targeting at children in a digital world
“Nutrient profiles rank foods by their nutritional composition.

“As such, they are critical tools for the implementation of restrictions on the marketing of food and beverages to children,’’ the WHO said in a statement.”

Across the Western Pacific Region, the WHO said marketers of unhealthy food and beverages targeted children.

These food and beverages are high in calories, saturated and Tran’s fats, salt and sugar, the consumption of which are driving exploding rates for obesity and other health problems in many countries across the region.


“Children are constantly bombarded with clever marketing campaigns that use advertising, promotion and sponsorship techniques pioneered by the tobacco and alcohol industries,’’ Shin Young-soo, WHO regional director for the Western Pacific, said.

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Kate Stuns in Vanessa Seward dress at Charity Christmas Party #HeadsTogether

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Kate Middleton stepped out for a charity event wearing a printed Vanessa Seward frock in London yesterday.  The Duchess was in the company of her husband, Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry.

Kate and Will arrive for a meeting of Heads TogetherFresh as a flower.

The charity event was a Christmas party by youth service foundation "The Mix".  The Mix is an organization dedicated to helping young people struggling with difficult circumstances by providing confidential support via social media or a helpline.

Kate looked so gorgeous in the flowing gown.  Meanwhile, the festive green and red dress is already sold out.



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Health Benefits Of Jumping

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What is the easiest way to lose weight? Ask this question to any health expert and be sure to get the answer – jumping. You can jump your way to lose a lot of calories and get a slim and toned body!
Similarly, jumping helps you get firm and toned muscles. It keeps you lively and energetic. You are also less likely to get into the throes of stress and depression issues.

Yes, jumping is that much beneficial to the body. It brings a variety of health benefits to keep you fit and disease-free. Did you know all this? Perhaps not, and that’s why you feel surprised!

Why jumping is beneficial to your body?  
Most of us are not aware that jumping is a beneficial exercise. But now when many studies and researches have concluded the same, including the one from NASA in way back 80’s, we have no reason but to believe! However, we have every reason to know what makes jumping such a beneficial exercise.


Here are some reasons that make jumping so much helpful to our body – 
  • ·         It’s a zero impact exercise that does not put any stress on the joints
  •  ·         It increases oxygenation to the cells in the body 
  •  ·         Unlike jogging or running, it won’t cause joint stress and even brings three-time more benefits
  •  ·         Compared to other form of exercises, jumping is more beneficial as it increases the G-force  
  •  ·         All your body muscles get involved when you jump 

Health benefits of jumping
Jumping is simple and fun. It does not need any machine or equipment to get going. Above all, it brings a lot of health benefits, including - 
  • ·         Jumping helps strengthen abdominal muscles
  •  ·        It helps you counter risks of weight and obesity as you can jump and burn a lot of calories with ease
  •  ·        Your digestion and elimination get a boost  
  •  ·         More oxygen is circulated to tissues and muscles in the body making you feel more energetic 
  •  ·         You can jump to normalize the blood pressure to decrease the resting heart rate
  •  ·         You feel more relaxed and get an improved quality of sleep 
  •  ·         Jumping keeps you away from aches and pains felt in the legs, hands, neck etc.
  •  ·         It keeps you away from stress and depression 
  •  ·     Your metabolism is stimulated, your digestion is improved and your elimination process gets better 
  •  ·        You can jump and triple and white blood cells 
  •  ·         It helps give a boost to the production of red blood cells
  •  ·         The body’s oxygen capacity gets a boost
  •  ·         Those who jump regularly better their sense of balance and understand their body well
  •  ·         The circulation of the lymph gets a boost and toxins find a way out of the body 
  •  ·         It helps improve your breathing efficiency   
  •  ·         Aids in detoxification and boosts your immunity system
  •  ·         Jumping keeps you away from diseases
  •  ·         When you jump regularly, you feel full of energy and your body feels more elastic and supple 

In overall, we can see how a simple and fun exercise like jumping can help us in so many ways. We should then benefit from it!

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Akshay Sharma is a digital marketing enthusiast and has written many topics in the related field. Currently, he is giving time to write for trampoline park. 
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Friday, December 16, 2016

The Illusion of Space: Expanding Your Home with Proper Colours

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Unfortunately, not many can afford a seven-level penthouse or a three-story mansion to savour in the sweet delight of their home sweet home. In reality, most of us live in efficiency apartments or cramped studios with a high chance of developing claustrophobia. In this constant state of cabin fever, certain individuals have found a handy solution on how to make their spaces bigger, or better said, make them appear bigger.

The Latest Trends in Garden Design You Should Look Out For in 2017

The fine art of colour illusion has been present for centuries now and people have learned how to combine certain shades and hues in order to create deception of a much larger space. So, if you’re looking for some inspiration on how to visually expand your space, perhaps these few tips will help you in your venture:

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Make A Foundation
The first rule of optically expanding a room is giving it some proper foundation colours. The best solution for background colours are certainly light hues and neutral colours like white, grey, beige and some shades of blue. Saturated colours are always a good choice, while you can use different shades of specific hues to break the monotony. For example, a white foundation combined with alabaster or cloud white makes an exceptional choice, but you can always rely on solid grey accompanied by a foggy or smoky grey to get the job done. Permeate the room in these lighter shades, paint both the ceiling and the walls and you’ll create an illusion of a much broader space without losing virtual interest.

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Add Depth
Another common technique which is used to add depth not only to spaces but also to common objects is called glaze layering. While this method is usually used in art for the sake of changing the hues, Chroma or value of the art piece, wall glazing has become quite popular as well, as a simple way to add texture and depth to the room. The most common choices are water-based or oil-based paints that help achieve the desired look, but it’s also recommended to use different colours of the similar shade, to create that mixed colour look.

Read: Easy Ways to Make Your Yard More Private


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Create an Accent Wall
Of course, those who prefer deep, dark or bright colours shouldn’t despair, as there are simple ways to implement a bit of excitement in these seemingly bland settings. Creating an accent wall by painting it in a brighter hue can actually make the space appear larger, as it’ll create a visible contrast when compared to the lighter colours used for foundation. The same goes for focal points or adding unexpected splashes of colour to certain objects like cushions, area rugs or curtains. You can even try to create a colour gradient with ombre design, as the transition from darker to lighter hues will make the room look as if it’s getting bigger and bigger.

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Interconnect the Rooms
Lastly, if you’re feeling like you need to make your whole apartment a single entirety, you can easily accomplish that by connecting the rooms with different shades of the same colour. This will help you create an illusion of interconnected spaces, which will add to the feeling of a broader area. You can easily do this project on your own, by painting radiators or pipes which lead to other rooms, just remember to use quality paint, good brushes and to invest in paint cleaners with acetone or methylated spirits.

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Related: Decorating The Gateway into Your Home

Just because you’re condemned to live in a small home, it doesn’t mean that you should feel like you’re spending your days in a cage. Break free from your shackles by implementing some easy and yet effective tricks to create an illusion of a bright, breezy and spacious home, where you’ll feel comfortable and serene.



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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Here are 5 New Year's Career Resolutions To Start 2017 Off Strong

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Now that 2016 is wrapping up, it’s a good time to think about what you want to change in the upcoming year. Old habits can be hard to break, but it will pay off in the long run and make all the difference in your work.

Here are a few tips to put your best foot forward.

1.  Network early. Reach out soon after the New Year to ask about people’s holidays. Set up lunches and coffee dates to reconnect with colleagues you haven’t spoken to in a while.

2.  Maintain an online presence. Have you fallen behind on updating your LinkedIn profile? Expand your network online, and keep a steady social media presence.

3.  Take advantage of the morning. It’s easy to fall into a habit of cruising through the early hours in a coffee-addled stupor. Make a habit of creating goals for the day and tackling your hardest tasks first.

Read: 10 Tips For A Stronger Career In 2017

4.  Ask for what you want. Don’t expect that a promotion or new job function will magically arise just because you want it to. Know exactly what you want, and be direct with your supervisors. Make a plan for how to reach your goals.

5.  Keep your options open. You don’t need to be constantly on the job search, but be flexible if new opportunities arise – you never know what new direction you’ll be heading in the New Year.



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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Check out a couple's bizarre Chelsea-themed wedding

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The proud married couple used their big day to show their love for Chelsea

Newly-wedded couple showed their love for Chelsea by having the Blues-themed wedding with decorations and gifts.  The bride and groom were surrounded by white and blue flowers as they sat on a white chair on top of a Chelsea rug.  There were also gifts with Chelsea badges scattered everywhere.

What a Creativity!
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Mariah Carey and Beyoncé share adorable selfies with their kids

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Mariah Carey shared rare photos of herself and Beyonce on social media. Beyonce attended the 47-year-old "You're Mine (Eternal)" singer's All I Want for Christmas Is You concert in New York with her daughter Blue Ivy at the weekend.

The superstars posed for photographs together with their beautiful children - 4-year-old Blue Ivy, 5-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan at the backstage.

Mariah Carey caption them:
“Backstage at Christmas time with our beautiful children. @beyonce #christmas #family #love,” Carey captioned the group picture Monday.
“I love you @beyonce thank you sooooo much for coming out tonight! #merrychristmas,” she wrote.
Carey kicked off her third annual All I Want for Christmas is You concert series Dec. 5 at Beacon Theatre in New York, and will perform through Dec. 17.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Easy Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

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For everyone who owns a house or ground-floor flat, it's not always easy to keep a safe distance from the noisy neighbors. No, no one is suggesting we love being isolated from the rest of the neighborhood but what we do love though is having a little privacy when we want to spend some time alone, time with our friends and family and simply enjoy the vibe of our lovely space without having anyone intrude.

If you are one of the owners who is going back and forth trying to solve their backyard privacy dilemma, try using one (or plenty) of these creative solutions they've worked for us, and we hope they will for you, too!

Decorate your space with a living wall
Flowers and greenery are always a perfect idea  for both inner and outdoor space. Not only are they providing your space with some extra oxygen but they also tend to give the space a particular warmth, a decorative hint if you will.

To separate your outdoor space from the neighbors, give your tall fence a new meaning by forming a vertical garden. It adds privacy with style and it doesnt appear aggressively secluded.

Read: Decorating the Gateway to your home

 The thing with a living wall though is that it may take some (read: a lot) of time to grow; to speed the process up, buy and plant already grown plants that you'll continue looking after.

Raise some artistic decorative panels
Privacy screens don't really need to be drab and boring; they may serve as a perfect opportunity for you to channel your inner creativity and give your outdoor space a unique vibe.

Go for custom pieces that will act as an interesting outdoor focal point and at the same time, serve their primary purpose - block the neighbor's view. Work with panel designers and suggest your own pattern if you've got it  its going to be different and spectacular!



Think about an outdoor fireplace
If you are living in a house, a tall fireplace surrounded with tall bushes will effectively hide your yard and serve as an amazing entertainment space for your family and friends time! Talk about killing two birds with one stone, ha?

Go vertical with your flowers 
Similar to the living wall but not entirely copied, the idea of going vertical with your flowers is pretty great simply because you don't have to go full-plant-wall on your space but you can use tall greenery and flowers to fill in the spaces that are visible to the neighbors. Plus, the more flowers the better  your backyard will be colorful, interesting and inspiring. We kind of love the idea.

Also, add more vertical cover on top of low concrete or brick walls by securing planters that will go with your overall backyard design.


Think about the view from above
For everyone who is living in the city, a set of arched trellis will ensure that not even neighbors towering over you have a viewing access to your yard.

Create seclusion with a wood slat wall 
If your yard contains an already-there concrete wall, a partition added will offer plenty of privacy. Plus, it looks super stylish with the right choice of wood!

Related: The Latest Trends in Garden Design You Should Look Out For in 2017


Keep it private with curtains 
Outdoor curtains added to your pergola are simply perfect! They're easy to move, they're stylish (and can come in virtually any color or pattern) and they add to your overall outdoor decor. To keep things chic, you can always add waterproof shade sails  they will give the space a touch of East, turning it into a real exotic arena to enjoy. And guess what? The fact they're waterproof is making it easy on you to curl up with your favorite book and a hot cup of cocoa in the yard, even when it's raining!

See? We've easily come to a solution together! Hopefully, you'll go for an idea or two we've discussed here and secured a wonderful (and private) time with your family!
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