I have always been haphazard when it comes to managing expenses and following a budget. I forget where I spend and how much cash I have left on me. When the month ends, and I sit down to calculate, I am clueless as to where half of the money goes.
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The beginning of the month is glorious – the wallet is brimming with crisp notes, the smiles are wide, and the long shopping list is ready. After paying dozens of bills and splurging, the smiles melt into furrowed brows and sullen expressions.
My home is my haven – the place where I can just be myself, carefree and complete. It is tidy with neatly stacked pillows, dusted shelves, and spotless windows. When I am out on a hot, sultry summer day full of chaotic traffic
If you decide to give me a surprise visit one day, you will most probably find me with my hair tied up in a messy bun, a mop in one hand and a washcloth in the other. I love to clean and organize things. My day often begins with cleaning up after my infant son […]
As a child, I was fascinated by Sci-Fi movies and futuristic world that the Jetsons lived in. The 1962 cartoon was set exactly one hundred years into the future. The family had a very utopian lifestyle; living around an orbit,
I have been battling acne almost all my life. From seeing dozens of dermatologists to spending my hard-earned money on useless skincare products, nothing worked out for me in the long run. I even tried changing my whole lifestyle – I ate healthier, I worked out regularly and indulged
It has been almost three decades and I am still unable to find a perfect shampoo that doesn’t dry out my hair. I have spent hundreds of dollars on fancy bottles of shampoos and conditioners that merely end up on my
The other day I made a long-delayed trip to the supermarket. While running errands, thirst got the better of me and I bought myself a bottled water. After gulping down the whole bottle, I threw it in the recycle bin.
The season of Spring brings with itself blossoming flowers, rays of sunshine, warm breeze, and unfathomable joy. The new blooms and fresh green grass can lift anyone’s mood after a depressing winter. Almost everyone welcomes spring with open arms and a wide smile.
Have you been ignoring your patio? Does your backyard house useless pieces of old furniture and broken pots? Is your garden overtaken by weed and mosquitoes? Well… Summer is here, and it is time to host barbecues and garden parties under the sky.
At some point in all of our lives, we may have felt like giving up the luxuries and worries of contemporary lifestyle to adopt a simpler and more intentional manner of living. I mean, I have often fantasised about quitting my current job, abandoning my well-maintained home, and moving to a small English cottage with […]
After a long, busy, and tiring day, it feels divine to fall into bed and immediately slip into a deep, sound, slumber. Sadly, not all of us have it that easy.
Have you ever wondered why most of us can’t get enough of shopping, luxury items and clothes? Well, there is actually science behind it. Scientists have even recently come up with a new term ‘Enclothed Cognition‘. It describes the psychological effect clothes and jewellery have on the wearer. So, it’s easy to see the appeal […]
Some say superfood is merely a marketing gimmick with no scientific evidence. However, research has shown that superfood are available abundantly in nature. No, they aren’t some food produce made for alien consumption – they are your everyday nutriments that are available easily.
Whenever Apple releases a new product, there is an unfathomable craze that takes over the whole world. People line up in front of the stores hours before they are opened; a few people are happily camping out and have no issues spending a night on the street. Apple Watch 3 together with the iPhone received […]
Once a mom, always a mom. Whether you are a puny child of eight or a fully-grown man of 40 with an intimidating moustache, you will always be a little baby in your mom’s eyes.
Every morning when you wake up, you make a beeline for your kitchen to make a fresh cup of coffee and breakfast. A neat and tidy kitchen can do wonders. Not only is it appealing, it also lifts your mood and lets you take control of things easily.