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The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

The Best Things In Life Are Free (Kinda)

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Sometimes, the best things in life are the things that the earth gives us. We don’t have to expand or develop on the things that it grows or produces in order for it to be something that we can use or adapt to our lifestyle. While this sounds a bit cryptic, we are probably missing out on quite a lot in our lives simply by skimming over the basics and leaning towards more complicated products – and it simply doesn’t have to be this way.

Products: Toothpaste and toothbrush

Swap for: Miswak or Charcoal

Swapping your toothpaste and toothbrush for miswak is like taking a step in the right direction. Miswak https://miswakclub.com/ comes from the Peeru tree and is harvested with your teeth’s health in mind. It naturally releases antiseptics, oils and sodium bicarbonate to help you achieve a whiter smile and fresher breath without having to use toothpaste or even water. There have been many reports to the benefits of charcoal powder used to whiten teeth too, and while it may seem counterproductive putting something black on your teeth in order to get them to a lighter and brighter colour, it’s one of those strange things in life that actually works … just don’t question it.

Products: Shampoo and conditioner

Swap for: Kitchen ingredients

You don’t have to be going to the store and investing in the latest shampoos and conditioners. Chances are that you already have the ingredients readily available in your kitchen to make your own. Generally speaking, the fewer ingredients you use, the better; you don’t want to overcomplicate matters by adding in stuff that isn’t necessary. A lot of people have cited coconut oil as the thing that works wonders for their hair, and olive oil and honey are constant contenders in the best ranked products that you can slather on your scalp. Although it may sound quite sticky, be assured that you can wash it out quite simply – you can find out more about different homemade shampoo and conditioner recipes at http://hair.allwomenstalk.com/fantastic-natural-homemade-shampoos/.

Products: Facemasks

Swap for: Fruit, Vegetables and Water

There is no way that you’ll ever be buying another facemask again after finding out how simple it is to make your own. It’s probably cheaper in the long run, too – especially if you make in bulk for a pamper party. As with the shampoo and conditioner, you probably have the ingredients lying around your house just waiting to be used up. Drinking a lot more water will help with the hydration of your skin and the receptiveness to the natural products that you are putting on it. Blend up your selected fruits and vegetables with natural oils and oats to make a thick mask which will do nothing but benefit your skin. Things like bananas and vinegar may seem like a messy (and rather stinky) combination, but your face will thank you for it. Utilise what you have got around you and see if it works – if you see any signs of a reaction, stop the use immediately and try something else.

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Six Quick Tips For A Spick and Span Home

Six Quick Tips For A Spick and Span Home

We all know that cleaning your home can be an extremely time consuming task. You want to kick back and relax after a hard way of work, but it’s impossible when you see the list of household chores stretching out in front of you. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to save yourself valuable time and free up your schedule to do more of the things you care about. Here are just a few ideas to get your spring cleaning started.

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Use Aluminum Foil…To Do the Washing Up!

This may be one that you have simply never considered before, but aluminum foil can be a useful tool when you are washing up. We have all experienced the nightmare of trying to scrub stuck on food off casserole dishes or baking trays. Screw a clean piece of foil into a ball and use a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid to scrub away those stubborn stains.

Use A Pillowcase…For Dusting!

So far, this blog seems to be using various items for jobs they were never intended for, but using a pillowcase for dusting will work – trust me! If you have some ceiling fans around the home, a pillowcase can be the perfect tool for stopping dust going everywhere. Slide it over one blade at a time, slowly drawing the fabric back. The dust will then be contained in the case rather than being spread back all over your room.

Use A Rubber Glove… To Pick Up Fur!

Though you may adore your cat or dog, you certainly won’t love the fur that they leave all over the house. Even vacuum cleaners can struggle to pick this up. A simple way of picking up the fur that has been left on furniture is by putting on a pair of rubber gloves and running your hands over the upholstery. Any fur will then end up sticking to the gloves.

Use A Vacuum Cleaner…For Vacuuming!

This one may not exactly seem revolutionary, but so many advances have been made in the world of vacuum cleaners in the last few years, buying a new one will save you a huge amount of time and energy. Check out http://www.bestvacuumfor.com/ for guides and recommendations. You will need to work out the type of surfaces you will be using it on, how mobile it will need to be and whether you want an upright or a canister model.

Use A Toothbrush…For Scrubbing

Okay, we’re back on track again. A toothbrush can be used to get into those hard to reach areas – the nooks and crannies that regular brushes and cloths simply cannot reach. If you’re a stickler for making sure everything is clean, this could be the choice for you.

Use A Towel…For Curtain Cleaning!

Many people vacuum their curtains, which can be immensely difficult and time consuming. Instead, hit them with a towel so the dust falls onto the floor and vacuum from there.

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3 Key Practices For A Healthier Look

3 Key Practices For A Healthier Look

We are often very used to seeing health and beauty being lumped together, and there is a good reason for that. Although having one does not necessarily mean that you have the other, if you are healthier there is a good chance that you will also be better looking, and vice versa. However, this is only going to be true as long as you are using natural and usual means of achieving both of those goals. In this article, we are going to discuss this in more detail. Let’s take a look at three of the key areas you might want to focus on for a healthier look, starting from today.

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Skincare

This is one area where it is definitely true that health and beauty are bedfellows. The more that you look after your skin, the better you will look – and the healthier you will actually be. Skincare is something of a difficult art to master, and part of the problem is that there is often so much conflicting information. However, as long as you follow some basic rules of thumb, you should find that the ongoing results are everything you hope for. The most important thing to bear in mind is not to over wash. If you use soap too often, it dries out the skin and you actually cause more damage than if you wash less often. When you do wash, use soap and other types like gels intermittently. This reduces the amount of damage done by either, and ensures that your skin stays moist. You should also remember to use moisturiser after every wash, as this makes a huge difference.

Smile

It is something that we all know to be important, and yet looking after one’s teeth is often more difficult than one would hope. If you are keen to effectively keep your mouth looking great, then you might want to think about going on regular visits to both your dentist and your orthodontist, as they each have their uses in keeping your smile healthy and clean. Whether you need braces, a filling or just a regular clean-up, getting it done professionally is going to make a huge difference to the quality of your smile – as is your practice of brushing twice a day, of course.

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Hair

People are often under the illusion that if you do not have much hair there is not much to do with it to keep care of it. While having less hair means that you won’t have to do as much, it is still as important to keep on top of your hair care – even if you shave your head! Really, hair care also includes caring for the scalp, and this is a surprisingly important thing to watch over. As with skincare, a major rule is not to over wash. You shouldn’t be using shampoo more often than three to four times a week, as any more than this actually damages your scalp  -and can even lead to increased dandruff, believe it or not. Make sure you wash it this often however, and also that you dry it properly, as leaving it wet can damage both the roots and the tips. Looking after your hair ensures that you remain as beautiful as possible.

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How to cool a memory foam mattress?

Guest Blogger, David H.

How to cool a memory foam mattress?

Memory foam mattresses are very comfortable. But unfortunately some of them are just too hot to sleep on. As a result, you might not be getting enough sleep or waking up feeling very tired even though you have a high quality memory foam mattress and you need to immediately find the best hot mattress solutions so that you can sleep well.

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Your memory foam mattress gets too hot because you are in direct contact with a foam block. It is normal that it heats up and it won’t be a nice feeling. So in this article we will provide you with the best hot mattress solutions:

1-     Use a mattress cover:

A mattress cover will allow your body to cool off. Many people feel very comfortable with their foam mattresses that they don’t want to change them even if they are too hot. But with a mattress cover, you can hardly feel any difference.

You should choose a mattress cover that is breathable and designed to absorb your sweat. The mattress cover will also protect your mattress from stains and spills and it can be easily washed in the washing machine.

 

2-     Use a Mattress Topper :

This is one of the best hot mattress solutions. Mattress toppers are designed to provide more cushioning. But you already have a foam mattress and you don’t need any more cushioning. So in this case, you should go for a thin mattress topper, ideally from 1 to 3 inches.

When you choose to buy a topper, you are actually creating insulation between your body and the foam in the mattress. It is normal that your body heats up during sleep, but sleeping on the mattress will heat up the foam too. That is why; you should use a mattress topper that is not made from foam so that it doesn’t transfer your body heat to the mattress where it gets trapped.

Cotton is used to make mattress toppers because it is breathable and will act as a barrier between your body and the mattress. Wool is another material that will draw the moisture away from your body and will make you cooler.

 

3-     Use the right sheets:

Some materials are known to trap heat more than others. Synthetic materials in general heat up way more than natural ones. If you always wake up sweaty, this means that you are not getting the comforting type of sleep. Moreover, some people will wake up no matter how tired they are because their mattresses are too hot. Go for sheets that are made from materials like cotton. Choose a thread count between 200 and 800, to ensure that your body heat will not be transferred to the mattress. Sateen is a cheaper option to silk and will stay very cool. Bamboo sheets will keep your body very dry as it absorbs your body moisture while feeling like cashmere.

 

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4-     Control the temperature in your room:

You can keep your room cool by adjusting the AC temperature, keep a fan going or keep a window open. Bed fans are designed to blow air under the bed and along the sheets. They are usually very quiet and the speed can be adjusted with a remote control without ever having to leave your bed.

 

Conclusion:

Cooling your mattress can improve the overall quality of your sleep which will have a positive effect on your health. Follow these tips to have the best hot mattress solutions and make sure that you are having a night of uninterrupted sleep.

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Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence After Having A Baby

Easy Ways To Boost Your Confidence After Having A Baby

For a lot of women, they lose confidence after having a baby. After all, their body changes dramatically during pregnancy and after giving birth. And it can make them feel less confident when they are out and about. For some women, it can affect their relationship too as they feel less confident around their partner. However, it’s time to make a change. In fact, here are some easy ways to boost your confidence after having a baby.

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Spend time with the people who love you

It’s easy to feel low after having a baby. After all, most women have some form of the baby blues, and part of this can be about how much their body has changed. But if you want to boost your confidence, you should spend some time with the people who love you. After all, they can reassure you that you look fantastic. And they will be full of compliments which you need after giving birth. In fact, you might want to find a trusted friend or family member to look after your baby while you go out with your partner. After all, a date night with your beau can boost your confidence and ensure you feel fantastic. They are bound to shower you with love, and it can help you to feel like your old self!

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Embrace your new body

It can be hard to see all the changes to your body after giving birth. And as much as you can opt to have surgery like breast augmentation to help you love your body again, it can be easier to just try and embrace your new body. After all, you should be proud of the achievements your body has made. It has carried a fantastic little human that you have now welcomed to the world. To help you embrace your new body, it’s a good idea to go and get a new wardrobe. After all, investing in clothes that fit your body well can make all the difference, especially if you are struggling to fit into all of your pre-baby clothes. Therefore, get new clothes which ensure you look fantastic. And you might even want to opt to get a new haircut and get your makeup done. It will help you to feel more confident, and you will be much happier when you look in the mirror.

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Speak with other moms

When you are inside all day with your baby, it’s easy for your confidence to be knocked. After all, you can feel low about all the changes that are occurring in your life. But to help you boost your confidence, you should go speak with other new moms. After all, they are trying to adjust to the changes too. And having someone else who is going through the same thing can give you a boost to your confidence. You could also talk to some other moms who have a one or two-year-old. After all, they will have been through this and can speak to you about how to get through it and boost your confidence. Attending a baby group will ensure you meet new mommy friends.

And remember you can always diet and exercise in months to come, but for now, it’s a good idea to try and accept your new body. And once you have accepted these changes, you will boost your confidence!

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3 Ways To Make Your Home a Healthier Place To Be

3 Ways To Make Your Home a Healthier Place To Be

When you want to live a healthy lifestyle, it means much more than just eating the right foods and doing exercise each day. The word lifestyle means just that; it is all about how you live your life. So while healthy eating and exercise is part of it, it involves what other things you take into your body and the things that you have at home. If you try to eat an organic and healthy diet, but then fill your home with chemicals, it seems a little counterproductive. So what are some things that you could do to implement a healthy lifestyle at home? Here are a few ideas for you.

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Use Natural Cleaning Methods

The chemicals that are in cleaning products for the home can clean our home. In that, they can kill bacteria. But they can also lead to your home being more toxic as they are full of things that are bad for you. The fumes can take over your home and be ingested by you and your family. So looking for more natural ways to clean is a great idea. One cheap and natural way to clean the home is by using white vinegar. It kills bacteria on surfaces and can be used on floors and windows. The smell, though natural, can be quite strong for many. So after looking at a site like http://vinegartips.com/, I’ve found that you can add essential oils to it or things like lemon peel. So you are still cleaning, but the vinegar smell isn’t as strong. It has got to be worth a try, right?

Diffuse Essential Oils

In order to remove more things from your home that are toxic, you could think about getting rid of your scented candles. That is if they are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is a byproduct of oil refinement, so it really isn’t a good product to then be heating up and having in our homes. So unless you are choosing scented beeswax or soy candles, then you could diffuse essential oils in your home. They have the added benefit of actually being healthier for you than candles, as they fill the air that you breathe in with things to help you fight off disease and breathe more easily.

Create a Compost

In your backyard, it is a good idea to create a compost heap. You can make your own using some wooden pallets, or you could get a compost bin. There are many reasons why it is beneficial. First of all, it is good to stop you throwing away so much food. You can put food and food scraps on the compost heap. They, along with grass and plants, will start to decompose. You can then use that compost mulch as a natural fertilizer on your garden. You aren’t having to spend money, and it isn’t full of chemicals on your plants and shrubs. So if you grow your own food or herbs, it makes them much better for you. A site like https://www.planetnatural.com/composting-101/tips/ has some more tips for composting if you want to give it a go but not sure where to start.

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The Privilege Of Spontaneity

The Privilege Of Spontaneity

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Spontaneity is one of the greatest things any of us can ever allow ourselves the pleasure of doing. Most of the time, being spontaneous really means being random, but being random is fine. It is more than fine. Life is so focused around routines that it is no wonder more people don’t go mad. We go from school to college to work to retirement. We set our alarms at 6.30am every day, leave the house 8am, get to work at 8.45, go to Subway for lunch, leave work at 6pm, have dinner at 7.30pm, watch our favorite Netflix show and go to bed at 10pm. That is the humdrum noise of so many lives, lives full of stress; so why not be a little bit spontaneous. Better yet, be spontaneous with your best friend.

This could be your wife or husband. It could be your college roommate. It could be anyone, but be spontaneous with them. Doing it alone is amazing in the sense that you have done it alone and learned something new about yourself. But doing it with a friend brings that element of silliness into it, that little bit of fun that doesn’t get allowed out when it is just you. But what random spontaneous things can you do?

Well, chances are you have resisted the urge to do a lot of these in the past, so next time you feel that bubbling energy that says “do it, do it, do it” why not give in and have a laugh. You’ll feel so much better after a good ab-aching giggle. Trust us.

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Spread Happiness

Speak to random people, but do it with an infectious glee. Say hi to people passing by on the street, or start up conversations with those sat around you on the bus, or on the subway. Too many people are afraid to step outside their comfort zones in this sense, but meeting people and making brief half-hour friendships is so an incredible thing to do. There is a word, Sonder, which is the recognition that each passerby has a life as complex and vivid as your own, so why not hear their stories. If you’re not feeling brave enough, or don’t know how to break the ice of random conversation with random people, then why not pretend you don’t know the area. Ask them for advice on where to go and what to see. You’ll be amazed at how such a simple segue will lead into a good old laugh.

Dual Headphones

This is one of our favorite random activities, but go and by an earphone splitter so that both of you can listen to the same music, plug it into your iPhone and head off on a walk. Take it in turns to choose a song, but do it alphabetically. This is such an epic and subtle way to make incredible memories. You’ll see your surroundings in a whole new light, unable to talk to one another, as you listen to each others song choice and look at your surroundings, taking it all in. You’ll see things you never saw before, in see things in a whole new way. You’ll give songs new meanings and you’ll bond with one another without even speaking; it is totally random, and spontaneous, yet incredible too.

Road Trip

Do it, just jump in the car and drive. Put $20 worth of fuel in the tank and go as far as it will take you. See what you stumble across. See what adventures you end up going on. If you see something that catches your eye, then stop and check it out. The other thing you can do to add to the total bonkers-ness of it all is to each pack a bag of totally random things to make the journey that much more memorable. Take candyfloss with you. Or pack a couple of longboards. Go online and see what dashboard items you can get, because there are some incredibly fun things out there. What’s more, they can be cheap too; some companies offer $5~$90 OFF – Custom Bobbleheads Unique Craftsmanship. Why not pack a tent and turn your spontaneous road trip into a spontaneous camping trip. This is your chance to travel with your best friend without going far, enjoying your own neck of the woods, bonding, and laughing, and do it for no good reason. That is what makes this a privilege, is the fact we can do this sort of thing, knowing some people can’t.

Street Musicians

The world is full of talented people. It is packed full of them. Yet all too often we don’t actively look for them, or we don’t give them the time of day, or we don’t see their talents because we are too busy caring about our own little world. So why not stop and take it all in for a minute? Why not go and find street musicians in your area, sit and watch them, dance, sing with them and drop a couple of dollars into each hat. Seeing your favorite band live is a gig that probably costs upward of $60, and yet for $10 you could go to five live gigs. If you can’t spare that amount, though, why not come up with a totally random points system based on your preferences, and then go back and tip the performer you liked best – you never know what might happen. Stop and listen to each one, that will make their day more than you know, but then score them based on song choices, instruments, energy, style, and anything else you can think of.

Events

Every city has an array of stuff going on, so why not go to the first event you walk past or hear of. Head to the local tourist office and ask them to pick a random event that is happening in town today. It could be an environmental march, it could be a seminar, or the opening of a café, or even an art exhibition. It doesn’t matter what it is, it just matters that you embody spontaneity and go. Who knows, you may learn something incredible. You may find you love a certain niche of art, or have a preordained love for a new food, or anything. The thing to remember is that life should be about new experiences, so throw yourself into them as often as you can. We are all learning about ourselves, and that never stops.

Dress Up

Too many of us take life too seriously, so why not go the other way and be as silly as possible. If you have a dressing up box then great. If not, raid your wardrobe, or your parents’ wardrobe, see if there are any decidedly dodgy and retro clothes that you can wear. Why not go one step further and have a 1970s inspired photoshoot. Take what you can find, head to a fancy dress shop, get some wigs, head to local landmarks and hold a hippy-inspired photoshoot. One day you’ll look back at these photos and smile. These will be the good old days when you were carefree and happy. So be weird, be wild, be odd and be you. Trust us. You’ll only regret it if you’re not.

The world is so full of opportunities to say yes, but all too often we don’t. We forget to live in the moment or get the most out of everyday. We believe in things like Carpe Diem, but the reality is very different. Imagine if every morning you woke up and found $86,400 in your bank, with one catch; anything you don’t spend that day is lost. It doesn’t carry over to the next day. You can’t save it, you can only spend it. Well, you would spend every cent, right? Well, we have 86,400 seconds to spend each day, so why not spend them with the same mentality.

Now go and be spontaneous.

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A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Person

A Healthy Mind Makes a Healthy Person

Our brains are at the centre of our bodies. Well, not physically, but our brains are the main control unit for everything that we do. It houses all of the functions that our body needs to be able to work. Do we need to move our hand? Our brain has to process it. Do we need to go toilet? Our brain will let us know and our body will react accordingly. Our brains also house our memories. Somewhere deep inside of your brain, there are memories that are locked away. Perhaps they are embarrassing situations, perhaps happy moments, or maybe even things you try to forget but simply can’t.

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Whatever we do it is in some way related to our brains, so if we want to have a healthy body, it makes sense to have a healthy brain. Here are some great ways to look after your mental health to keep yourself working at your optimal level.

Change Your Diet

Good nutrition is the key to a healthy mind. You should be remembering your vitamins and minerals, eating healthy food and making sure you skip as much junk food as possible. If you aren’t used to counting calories or watching your weight, then you can track your calories with an online tool. You can also take supplements that will help maintain good brain health and give you nutrients that you’re missing from your diet. For instance, if you don’t eat enough fish then you’re probably missing out on omega-3 fatty acids, and citrus fruits are good for vitamin C. Take a look at this brain supplements 101 guide if you want more information on how supplements can empower your brain.

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Stimulate Your Mind

If you want you run but you don’t practice running, your legs won’t be able to cope with what your brain wants it to do. In other words, you have to practice running in order to run well. The same logic applies to your brain. If you aren’t actively using your brain and stimulating it, then you aren’t working it hard enough and it will slowly get lazy. If you want to give your brain a good workout, then consider doing the daily sudoku or crossword puzzles in the newspaper, or get a smartphone app that challenges you with some simple or advanced math problems.

Avoid Bad Habits

Alcohol, tobacco and drugs will kill your brain activity. If you are having trouble breaking free from these habits, then it’s recommended to seek professional help. Dealing with an addiction is difficult on your own and the best way to improve your chances is to get your friends and family to help you and to see a doctor that specialises in treating addictions.

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Summary

A healthy mind and a healthy body go hand in hand. Having one usually makes it easier to have the other, and both of them are great things to strive for. The key points to take from this article is to eat healthily, stimulate both your body and mind and avoid bad habits. It’s not an easy task, but it will get easier the more you stick to it.

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A New Hierarchy Of Needs

A New Hierarchy Of Needs

Are you where you always wanted to be, but still unhappy? Meeting your goals and still facing dissatisfaction can be tough. Where do you go from there? The strange thing about happiness is that it doesn’t fall on one factor. When you focus on getting everything right with one aspect of your life, you can neglect others. As Maslow’s hierarchy of needs can teach us, satisfaction doesn’t come from one thing. There are a few things to get right before we say we’re happy. Even then, you may find that happiness is more elusive than you thought. But, it’s a start, right?

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HOME

You can’t find success in the complex aspects of life if you haven’t got the basics right. Food and shelter is at the bottom of Maslow’s lists. If you haven’t got those, the rest of your efforts could go to waste! But, having a roof over your head isn’t enough. What Maslow failed to consider is that you won’t be happy with your home until you have it the way you want it. So, get started making a home you can be happy in. Whether you need a Kitchen refurb, or a complete redecoration, get to work. Think, too, about the furniture you buy. If you’ve put no effort into your choices, you’re less likely to be happy with the results. Buying furniture you love will add to the sense of satisfaction and make the home your own!

WORK

Even the perfect home won’t solve your blues if you’ve got a job you hate. In a world where money talks, it’s easy to get stuck in a career. You know the way it goes; you get a job for the time being, and before you know it you’ve been there for years. If you dread each day, there’s no way you can be as happy as you’d hoped. It’s time to wake up and realize the truth. Life is too short to wish your days away. There are many reasons we stay in a career that makes us unhappy. The most prominent being fear of failure. Maybe someone convinced you that you would never get where you wanted. Perhaps you convinced yourself. But, you don’t know until you try. Take a risk. What’s the worst that could happen?     If you have a job you love but still aren’t happy, look at other aspects, like…

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LOVE

Love and companionship are, of course, necessary for satisfaction. Without them, we can lose sight of purpose. If you’ve been without love, it’s time to get searching. Again, you need to put yourself out there to reap the rewards. Or, are you in a relationship that’s not working? If there’s something you need to discuss with your partner, it’s time to get it out in the open. You may not be able to work through your issues, but it’s important you try. If things fall apart, you’ll be free to pursue something that gets you closer to where you want to be!

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How to clean a mattress

By Guest Blogger, David H.

How to clean a mattress

Many people ignore the importance of cleaning their mattresses although it can lead to serious health problems. Some people spend years trying to cure acne or asthma not knowing that their mattresses are the main reason why they are not getting any better. Even though you sleep on the bed sheets, your mattress is still subject to dust, dead skin cells and other allergens that can cause serious respiratory and skin problems. In this article we will highlight the best ways to clean a mattress:

  1. Vacuum your mattress:

Even with changing your sheets every other day, dust and skin cells would still reach your mattress. We shed skin cells as we sleep, and while we don’t directly sleep on the mattress, some of these cells do end up on the mattress’s surface. You need to vacuum your mattress every week to remove accumulated dust, pet hair and food crumbs. Not removing the dust can make your mattress the best home for dust mites and bed bugs which are very dangerous.

  1. Spot clean new stains:

The best way to clean a mattress is to treat spots as soon as they happen. This is will prevent the spill from sinking into the mattress. As soon as you have a spill, you should make sure that you have absorbed most of the moisture before trying to clean the stain. You can use tissue paper to absorb the moisture before trying to clean the stain. Always clean the stain from the outside towards the center. Avoid rubbing as it will make the stain sink in deeper into the mattress. You can use baking soda with water to remove tough stains. Let it dry then vacuum away the white powder.

 

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  1. Deal with old stains:

Maybe you don’t feel that you need to replace your mattress just yet, but it doesn’t mean that you have to ignore old stains. Once stains have dried they become very tough to deal with. When bodily fluids like sweat and blood dry out they combine with the mattress fabric and they become very hard to remove. Use an enzyme cleaner to clean old stains. They break down stains and odors. You can also use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and baking soda to remove tough stains.

  1. Deodorize your mattress:

Cleaning a mattress means to keep it smelling fresh and clean. Even after removing stains you will not feel that your mattress smells clean all the time. Prepare a mixture of lemon juice and water to remove the bad odors and to keep your mattress smelling nice for some time.

  1. Disinfect your mattress:

Lemon juice and vinegar can also disinfect your mattress by killing all the bacteria and the germs. Using a chemical disinfectant can activate allergies.

  1. Air your mattress:

The best thing you can do is to leave your mattress in the air and in the sun. It might not be easy but you need to properly ventilate your mattress at least once a month. This will kill the bacteria and the germs.

These are the best tips to clean a mattress that will likely make your mattress live for a long time. Sleeping on a clean mattress will improve the quality of your sleep and will fix a lot of health problems.

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