Tips for Not Making Mistakes During Divorce. By Guest Blogger, Marie N.

By Guest Blogger, Marie N.

Tips for Not Making Mistakes During Divorce

 

Photo provided by guest blogger, Marie N.
Photo provided by guest blogger, Marie N.

Going through a divorce can be a real emotional roundhouse, especially when there’s no prenup. It’s difficult to think clearly during this period, so you can easily make some wrong decisions. There’s also a lot of anger involved that can translate into words and deeds, which can make your divorce costlier and lengthier. You can also just as easily forget to do something when filing for a divorce that can later make the whole process very frustrating. Here are a couple of tips that will help you avoid mistakes like these during your divorce.

Don’t Fail to Make Your Kids a Priority

Some parents want peace so badly that they start drifting away from their kids once they start going through a divorce. Keeping the peace is a good thing to do but that does not mean you or your ex-spouse should stay away from your kids. You should both respect each other’s time with the kids and never fight around them. They need stability and both parents in their lives. Still, time spent isn’t the only determining factor, but the quality of that time is. Talk to your former spouse and try to come up with an arrangement that is going to suit both of you as well as the kids.

Don’t Overextend Yourself Financially

Your divorce is going to change the way you live completely. That why you’ll have to make some adjustments and try to adapt. One of the things that is going to change quite a lot are your finances. Two households are obviously more difficult to maintain than one, so some changes will have to be made. Because of this, experts recommend going through your finances before you file for divorce, and try to make a plan for the future. These experts are also there to help their clients who want to file for divorce in California with pre-divorce budgeting and planning process.

Don’t Forget What You Owe

When going through a divorce it’s also important to know exactly how much you owe. Promising “to have and to hold” can actually bounce back and bite you. There are some states in the USA where you’ll be responsible for half of your spouse’s debt, even in the case the debt isn’t in your name. Experts in those states advise their clients to get a full credit report so there are no surprises. In other states, you won’t be held responsible for such a debt but you’ll still be liable for any loans or jointly held credit cards. So, depending of the state you live in, you’ll be held responsible for different things.

Don’t Hold onto Properties

Photo provided by guest blogger, Marie N.
Photo provided by guest blogger, Marie N.

Depending on how many properties you and your spouse have, you’ll have to divide them properly once the divorce starts. It’s important to have the whole family in mind and try to come up with a solution that suits everybody the best. If you manage to do so, you can file for an uncontested divorce and make the whole situation easier for everyone. Even in that case you should get all the necessary help. For example if you live in Portland, there are experts who can advise you if you want to file for an uncontested divorce in Oregon. If you end up with a family house, think hard about keeping it because of the maintenance and taxes.

Divorces can be really devastating but if you plan carefully and avoid some common mistakes, you can save yourself a lot of trouble. Once the divorce is through, you can finally focus on moving on with your life.

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Trigger Cool, when Overheating. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: Trigger Cool, when Overheating.

"Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White" by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White” by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net

With the temperatures soaring in the hot months, many people tend to get heat exhaustion. It can come on very quickly and very simply.

It is best if you feel symptoms of fatigue, dizziness and nausea, to get
out of the heat as quickly as possible. Be sure to stay hydrated with
water. (If you haven’t found yourself urinating in a long time during
the heat, start pounding glasses of water)

So, an easy way to keep your core temperature down, is to put ice or cool compresses on key areas for a short period of time frequently. Those areas are wrists (above the palms), behind the ear lobes, ankles and inner thighs (for extreme heat conditions). Cooling these areas will help you beat the heat and keep symptoms of exhaustion at bay for a little while.

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Maintain Good Health with a Teaspoon of Sour.

By Tia Cristy

Maintain Good Health with a Teaspoon of Sour.

TipsfromTia.com Lemons in White BowlWhen a 90 year old woman was asked what she did to maintain good health for all her years, she knew the answer. She stated that everyday she took a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice when she got up in the morning.

This woman claimed lemon juice was the secret to her long life. And, that could be the real reason. Lemons are high in Vitamin C and surprisingly have a bit of iron and calcium. Lemons are also antibacterial as well as antiviral. They have the power to boost the immune system.

Though this tip may not be for everyone; drinking a teaspoon of lemon juice, next time you have your water handy, try adding in lemon juice. It just may be a great health benefit to you as well.

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More Than a Weigh In. Tips on Triggers:

By Tia Cristy

Tips on Triggers: More Than a Weigh In.

Woman Stepping onto ScaleA lot of times when trying to loose weight, people will “hit a wall”. The scale stops being inspiring, because the number stopped reducing. That can trigger feelings of discouragement along with other emotions. Don’t let it bother you.

Easier said then done, I know, but if you keep up with your regimen; other changes are still happening inside your body. And, within a few days to a few weeks the scale will start to move again, sometimes substantially.

That is why I say take weekly pictures too, it will visually show you those subtle differences that can trigger accomplishment and keep you maintaining that good feeling. When you can feel and see the positive changes, you will feel the determination to continue on your road to good health.

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How to paint a wall red, if the paint won’t cover properly.

By Tia Cristy

Problem:

I wanted to paint my living room a deep red. I knew it would take a couple coats, but I’m up to about 10 coats and it still looks terrible! I’m at a loss should I cover it with a different color or hire a professional? Tara

TipsfromTia.comRear view of a young woman holding a paint roller

Tip from Tia:

I love red, obviously. Red is by far, the hardest color to work with. It is actually a thinner paint than other colors, that is why it is so hard to get a decent coverage. I assume you didn’t use a primer? Either way, that’s alright. It is best if you choose to paint with a red or orange base color for better coverage, and be sure to use a grey primer before you start.

Now, in this case you are already 10 coats in, you can change the texture of your painting technique to give you a classy suede look. It’s quite simple and will now save you time, frustration and money. The suede technique is with a paint brush the width of your choice, and
you sweep the paint on in a constant “x” formation across the whole wall you’ve already painted. Yes it is the same color, but the red paint, as you have already witnessed, dries darker in thicker areas. Doing this technique will give a balance to the dark spots and a nice highlight to the thinner spots.

Other techniques can be used as well if you’re not a fan of the suede look. There is sponge, which is using a choppy sponge blotted across the wall. There is the rag painting which is messy, but really all painting can be messy. This technique is a twisted rag that you roll across the wall.

There are many techniques that home improvement stores have to offer as well. So check with them before calling in the professional. All of these painting techniques can help blend that problematic red and give a super custom look to your room.

A quick side note to remember, if you want to cover up that red now or in the future. Colors have a science behind them. Pigments are important in covering over another color. The best pigment to paint over red and orange is a neutral taupe color. It will give you the best coverage and overlay so pink tones don’t come cascading thru. And remember to be realistic, if you have a huge room or vaulted ceilings; the professional may just be the right way to go, since they have the right ladders scaffolding and tools for the job. Professional painters come in and get the job done right and quick and leave you with less
of a headache.  

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Get Your Skin Ready for Sun. By Guest Blogger, Amy G.

Get Your Skin Ready for Sun

Every year we promise ourselves that we will prepare our bodies for the summer on time, and yet it always catches us unprepared. Although the summer is just around the corner, there is still time to get your skin glowing for the beach. Here are a few useful tips to get you started.

  1. Full Body Exfoliation
Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.
Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.

No matter the season, regular exfoliation should be a part of your skin care routine. While we remember to take care of our face during winter, we often neglect our bodies because they are hidden under layers of clothes. If you have not done it yet, now is the time to exfoliate both your face AND your body. Unless your skin is too sensitive, dermatologists recommend exfoliating once or twice a week to achieve smooth and healthy-looking skin. But be careful – exfoliation is meant to remove only the surface, dead skin cells, without damaging the underlying new layer. Since body skin is a bit rougher, you can use brushes and exfoliating cloths or scrubs with coarse particles, like sugar. On the other hand, avoid using them on your face because they might cause irritation.

  1. Sunscreen as an Everyday Accessory

Freshly exfoliated skin is extremely susceptible to burning. This should be a reason enough to use sunscreen daily. If you are wearing makeup that contains sunscreen, that does not count. The SPF of beauty products is too low to provide an effective UV protection. But any broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 will be enough on a regular day. Make it at least 30 if you are heading to the beach. If you are wearing makeup, you should layer sunscreen under it. But remember that you will have to reapply the SPF about every two hours, so you might want to skip the whole makeup thing. Don’t forget that you should wear appropriate clothes to protect your skin in summer. The tighter the knit or weave, the smaller the holes and the less UV can get through. Also, if you have children, you get quality children clothes online that are made from quality fabrics to protect their skin in sunny days.

  1. Switch to Summer Skincare Products
Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.
Provided by Guest Blogger Amy G.

Products that kept your skin feeling hydrated and comfortable during cold and dry winter months may leave it sticky and sweaty once the heat sets in. As the temperatures start to rise and the air becomes more humid, your skin begins to adjust by producing more oil. So, you need to adjust your skincare products accordingly. Pick products that contain lightweight ingredients, such as silicones and glycerine. They will hydrate your skin and leave a breathable barrier. If your skin is prone to breakouts, dab facial oil in dry spots and skip the rest of your face. You may be tempted to use harsh soaps in order to get squeaky clean skin, but this method can only backfire and cause your skin to produce even more oil. Instead, use a gentle facial cleanser such as rose water spray or a foaming face wash.

 

  1. Get Familiar with the New SPF Regulations

In 2012, the FDA adopted new regulations that redefined

sunscreens as we knew them. The term ‘sunblock’ came out of use because it cannot be scientifically proven that these products completely block sun radiation. New sunscreens are labelled only ‘broad-spectrum’ if they filter out both UVA and UVB rays. SPFs higher than 50 are also a thing of the past since the sky-high digits are not a guarantee of higher protective powers of sunscreen. A SPF 30 filters approximately 97 percent of UVB rays, and SPF 75 cannot be much more effective than that, can it?

 

With age, these tricks become less effective in providing us youthful-looking skin. This is when you should consider facial rejuvenation. We recommend laser clinics whose experts assure you that facial rejuvenation can improve the look of deep lines and prevent the occurrence of new ones.

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About the Author

Amy Mia Goldsmith is a lifestyle blogger and an Aussie expat living in the UK. Check out Beausmith blog, her lifestyle blog where she blogs about many things including beauty and fashion!

Sexual Health Performances: Pleasing a Man-(MA). By Guest Blogger, Carvaka

By Carvaka

Sexual Health Performances: Pleasing a Man-(MA)

When it comes to pleasing a man in other ways than through his stomach, there are many adults who find this task daunting and overwhelming. Some who don’t like to do it, while others don’t feel they know how to do it properly. If you are one of the latter, here are some basic tips on how to perform pleasure on a man, alleviating any self-confidence issues or embarrassment you may have.

TipsfromTia.com still suggest practicing safe sex in every situation. Using flavored condoms is a safe and fun way to get the job done. A sexual expert once said, “If you’re doing it right, a man will forget he even has a condom on.”

Carvaka BJ

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How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color. By Guest Blogger Marie N.

By Guest Blogger Marie N.

How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color

 

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Color block is not just a huge trend in the fashion industry. The world of home décor is also in love with this amazing way of giving a splash of life to any home. Using more than one color on the walls of the same room may seem a bit risky, but it is, in fact, the easiest way to decorate without using a lot of decorative elements. Many people give up on painting several walls in different colors, because of the ancient cliché of accent wall. The funny thing about the accent wall, however, is that it makes the other walls seem unfinished. Now when we have determined why it is good to color block your walls, let us solve one of the biggest dilemmas about this particular style – how to coordinate it?

Use the Classic Approach

The classic approach of using different paint colors, suggest using three shades of the same color to paint an accent wall, three walls and the ceiling. The darkest shade should go on the one wall that is clean and not interrupted by doors or windows. The lightest shade will look great on the ceiling, because it will expand the room visually. The medium-toned shade, according to this approach should be used on the remaining three walls. You do not have to use the same color for all the room, though, you can go for the palette similarity (three warm or three cool colors).

Go for High Contrast

Subtle transitions work fine when you want to create a soothing and relaxing room, but what if you want to take your chances and add a bit of drama into the space? Then, you can create high contrast by using deep rich colors and soft neutrals, or white, in the same space. You can split the walls to two equal halves with these colors, or use one color as accent to paint around the doorways, between the windows, etc. The “fuss” you have created can be toned down with neutral furniture and accessories.

Create Statement Art Wall/s

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Art wall is not just the one where you display paintings and other artworks. It can become an art for itself, if you work with several different colors and create various shapes (triangles, circles, squares, etc.). If you are going for straight lines (not circles) all you need to accomplish that by yourself are some time, effort and patience. And do not forget the painter’s tape and a brush. This style goes well with modern furniture, but depending on the shades you are using, you can also go for something antique.

A Single Stripe

Think you need to invest a lot of effort to create a dramatic and stylish moment in your room? Think again. A single off-center stripe will grab anyone’s attention sooner than an entire accent wall. Choose a color that contrasts the prevailing color on the wall and you will have the perfect backdrop for a minimalistic décor. You can also decide for patterned decorative wallpaper instead of using paint color to draw the stripe. This way, you will get two for the price of one – new color and fresh pattern.

Go Horizontal

Using wide horizontal stripes as a splash of life in some space has never been more popular. You can decide for the highly contrasted navy-style blue and white variety, or choose other colors you like. Use more than two colors if they go well together. If you are splitting the wall in two contrasting color, make sure that the deeper shade is always on the bottom, so the ceiling would not seem lower and your room smaller. You can experiment with different ways of painting the walls horizontally. For instance, try to break up the monotony by making the lines between the colors messy. The furniture should be subtle or contrast the bottom color.

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Do not let the seeming difficulty of coordinating two or more colors in one room discourage you from trying. People tend to be a bit conservative about the use of colors, but once you let go, you will find that this décor endeavor is rather a reflection of creativity than a bold statement. As a matter of fact, people from Ausin Group find that extravagant houses use a lot of deep and rich colors on walls, carpets and accessories. White walls can seem very bland, but if you find the right balance, with different colors on your walls you can easily make your home look more expensive.”

 

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Image sources:

  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/wicker-furniture/10423843793
  2. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mywallart3dwall/9469419415
  3. https://www.flickr.com/photos/jinkazamah/2439866544

 

Are You Hydrated?

By Tia Cristy

 

Are You Hydrated?

 

"Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White" by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net
“Fit Man Drinking Water Isolated On White” by stockimages FreeDigitalPhotos.net

 

 

It is important to stay hydrated during the hot months of summer. A good way to tell that you’re getting enough fluids is, first and for most, remembering the last time you urinated. If you’ve been out in the sun for hours and haven’t had to pee for quite some time, there’s a good chance you need water.

Another good tell on dehydration is, the pinch test. The pinch test is just what it sounds like. Pinch the skin of your forearm and let it go. The skin should bounce back to normal, without your eyes even noticing it going back to normal, but if it appears your skin slowly goes back into place, then you need hydration.

Water is a great source to hydrate, but if you’re deeply dehydrated, grab a sports drink with low sugar content, yet contains sodium. This will quench your body’s needs faster.

If you find your skin has a yellowish tint, contact your doctor immediately. Staying hydrated is important for both your inside and outside. A lack of fluids can cause chaos to the nervous system, mental status and all major organs, which includes the skin. So, be sure to consume plenty of water during the day.

Remember, consuming alcoholic beverages, especially in the sun; can help in causing dehydration. So, drink in moderation and be safe this summer.

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Alternative to a Cooler. Tips in Action:

By Tia Cristy

Tips in Action: Alternative to a Cooler.

Melting ice cubes
Melting ice cubes

Having a big party in your home, can make you use creative ways of storing food and drinks, for your guests to help themselves, while keeping things cool and fresh.

The drink situation can be a pain, so the easiest way usually works with, a cooler or a metal tub filled with ice. Which, is a great method, but guest still have to dig to find what they are looking for, like bobbing for apples.

tipsfromtia.com party space saverA cool tip, is to use the drawers from your refrigerator to stack up the bottles and cans. Then, add the ice. your guests will then be able to see through the clear drawer to dig for the beverage they want.

 

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