Chelsy is a University of Montana journalism graduate who is now writing and guest blogging from Boise, Idaho. Her interests are eclectic, animals are her passion, and her hair is a mess.
Winter is great for snow sports, building snowmen, having snowball fights, and ice skating. The world around you turns into a snowy oasis, and everything is brisk and covered in a layer of powder. However, even the biggest winter lover could use a cozy day inside every once in a while. Whether you’re a snow bunny or someone who detests the cold, there is a time and a place for cozy indoor activities.
Kids love to ask questions. Their young minds are like sponges taking in all of their experiences, new observations, and the answers to all of their questions. For some children, an aptitude for science comes naturally. They are drawn to questions and answers and are driven by their natural curiosity. For other children, an interest in science isn’t as natural. However, there are plenty of ways to peak your child’s interest in science without forcing it on them.
Everyone has some introverted tendencies. Everyone likes to spend time alone and away from the constant interactions with others sometimes. For introverts, however, that need is a lot more frequent. If you’re friends with an introvert, it’s important to understand their needs. It’s about respecting the space they need to recharge and understanding that needing that space is not a reflection on you or how much they love you.
Before things are organized, they tend to be a mess. This is true whether you’re organizing an office, a closet, an entire home, or even digital files. Things are placed without rhyme or reason; organizers have to decide how things should be structured; and each task needs to be jotted down so things aren’t looked over. If others step into a project, it can be difficult to explain the plan over the chaos.
Taking criticism at work or in general life can be especially hard when you struggle with mental health. Here are some ways to distance critical feedback from your self-value as a person.
It had been a year of trying to get pregnant when I went to the doctor to make sure nothing was wrong with my fertility. When I got the call and subsequent diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), I felt a multitude of emotions at once — shock, relief, fear, confusion … I hadn’t expected to hear anything was actually wrong. I also didn’t have any symptoms of PCOS other than failing to get pregnant. Yet there I was, listening to my options for conception.
Each year, Christmas winds down and New Year’s begins to peak around the corner. People begin to consider New Year’s resolutions and the changes they’d like to make in the coming year. Resolutions are great and encourage people to consider what can be improved in their lives. However, resolutions don’t have to start when the New Year rings in. They don’t have to start on Monday or in the morning. Resolutions can start whenever they need to.
My cat has had her fair share of interesting experiences. She’s lived with kittens, cats, dogs, roommates, and even a snake at one point. She’s flown out of state with me while I worked seasonally, and driven with me just as far. Her current experience is one where I bring foster kittens home every few months while they grow and learn.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had sister-like relationships with my closest girlfriends. Many of them are still close to me, and I continue to make lifelong friendships with women. However, as an adolescent, I had a very different view of my female peers despite having female friends. I’d say things like, “I just don’t get along with girls”.
There are many things that go into the success of a company. It requires strong leadership, an innovative product, customer service priorities, and a strong employee base. In order to maintain employees who are valuable assets, management needs to treat them like that’s what they are. The best employees feel taken care of. They feel like they are a part of their company, the people they work with, and the people they serve. They feel challenged and fulfilled creatively.
Not everyone loves winter. There are those who hibernate, and there are those who see winter as a new playground for adventure. Some people fall somewhere in the middle. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, it might be time to introduce some adventure into your winter bucket list. There’s a time for Christmas movies and hot cocoa in front of the fire, and there’s time for ski slopes and snowball fights. This winter, add some adventure to your winter bucket list.
When it comes to self-care, relationships of all types, and living a happier life, the talk of “removing toxic people from your life” is common. Articles, books, and advice of all types encourage people to remove the bad vibes: bad people, bad food, and bad habits. In truth, that advice is helpful. You only get one life, so subjecting yourself to toxicity is harmful no matter which form it takes.
Imagine spending one week at your favorite resort every year. You lounge in front of the pool, you order room service, and you relax in a location you’ve become comfortable with. Afterwards, you head home, and you don’t have to worry about it again until next year. This is reality for those who own a timeshare.
Maybe your perfect vacation home sits on a beach overlooking the ocean. Perhaps it’s perched on snowy slopes, or a cabin tucked in the woods. Location is just one of the many questions you should answer when you’re considering purchasing a vacation home.
Some purchase a vacation home for their own personal use, others purchase one to rent out as a way to make a profit, and some choose both.
There are many ways to invest in real estate. You can buy your own properties to rent or flip in an effort to generate income, but you can also invest in shares of real estate, similar to buying stocks. This is essentially what private equity real estate entails: pooling funds from several investors to acquire real estate, with the goal of generating dividends or profits.