By guest author Dorothy Wheaton
Preparing your home for allergy season can be a disappointing and potentially dangerous challenge. After all, cleaning a house is likely to put you in contact with the same allergens that trigger responses in your immune system. The sad reality is that, despite this challenge, cleaning your home is a necessity that won’t wait for your allergies to clear up. So, to help you deal with this problem, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best tips to make your home allergy proof.
These tips will allow you to stay protected from allergies and a regular practice would soon become a habit and then a household chore ritual.
Tip #1: Covering the Basics
Before we can go into the tips for proper house care, it’s important to take a step back and prepare yourself for the onslaught of allergens with these tips:
- Start with purchasing a durable dust mask from a hardware store. If you are to work with strong cleaning agents, purchase a vapor mask.
- Always use hot water to wash clothes that you used for cleaning. This will help kill any lingering dust mites.
- Wear plastic gloves on hands and rubber/ plastic knee length boots.
- Use a damp rag to trap any dust mites that might escape your cleaning.
- Use a vacuum with a High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) filter.
- Take a shower after you’ve finished cleaning.
For particularly troublesome areas, don’t be afraid to ask others for help. Get in touch with local professional cleaning companies that offer their services at reasonable rates. Since they’re trained and not as prone to allergic outbreaks as you, there’s no harm in asking them to take care of the nastiest surprises. Balance it more »
By guest author Jay Harris
If you haven’t considered how color and lighting affect your mood and productivity when working, you might be missing out on an opportunity to enhance your work environment and, in the process, improve your overall performance as well as life balance.
Bright colors such as yellow and solid white can cause eye strain and make a room seem too busy. The result can be that you see your tasks as more complex and demanding than you should. Yellow also is the most difficult color to read on a computer screen and should always be avoided as a monitor’s background color. You should even limit the use of the ever-present yellow legal pad for long periods of time.
Here are some interesting colors to consider for your office walls.
Light brown – A cocoa color is a good choice to stir the senses and establish an ambience inspired by nature. Do you want to feel strong and resilient in the office? This color will do the trick.
Gray – Did I hear the word ‘boring’? Not really. It’s a soothing color that will go well with colorful accents.
Beige – This simple color exudes calm and simplicity and, like gray, is easy to match with the rest of your office. The same can be said of off-white.
By Anastasiya Goers
What is holding you back from living your passion?
About 7 years ago I was working in a web development company. The hours were good, the salary was decent and even my colleagues were fun (Who knew back then that one of my colleagues will end up being my loving husband and the father of two sets of identical twins?)
I was lucky to get that job while I was still working on my Master’s degree. I couldn’t find a single flaw with the situation I was in.
However, just in a year I realized that I was sick and tired of that job.
I didn’t feel motivated.
I didn’t see the future of going anywhere.
I didn’t find joy in what I was doing.
Each day I felt that I was wasting yet another day of my life.
At the same time I was teaching fitness classes 3 times a week after work. Every day after work I was exhausted but then when the time came for my class I felt that incredible rush of energy that carried me on the wings of excitement to the gym. I felt like a new person the minute I put on my exercise clothes and stepped into the gym. Balance it more »
By guest author Jessica SocheskiFinding balance between work and staying healthy proves to be a monumental task. Exercise and nutrition become less of a priority when we focus on career development. However, instead of dedicating all your energy to work, try to set aside a little time to exercise and cook a well-balanced meal. The extra hour spent at the gym or at a yoga class will impact your life tremendously.
Creating a social fitness plan will reshape and transform your perspective on exercise. Fitness often leaves individuals feeling isolated and bored. That’s why group fitness classes, adult sports leagues, and personal trainers gained popularity over time. Exercising with others is more enjoyable.
Every person needs an exercise support system. This support could include another person or a group of people. These useful tips will help you create a new social exercise plan and achieve a healthy body you deserve.
1. Community Recreational Facilities
Do you remember the days when you could run around for hours outside? The local pickup basketball games lasted until the sun went down and mom called you in. You never lacked the energy needed for school and exercise.
Why run away from the past when it may present the best opportunity to invest in fitness? When considering a gym, start by visiting the local community recreational facilities. This could include a boys & girls club or YMCA. See what your community has to offer.
There are endless possibilities for social exercise. Balance it more »
By guest author (my husband ♥) Brian GoersLast year Forbes magazine released an interesting article regarding a study which showed that only 19% of the US population was happy with their jobs. The other 81% of US workers either somewhat like their jobs (16%) or completely hated their jobs (65%). Based on these statistics it means that almost two-thirds of the US workforce spends between 40 to 60 hours a week doing something they completely despise. This also brings up a big point of how someone can actually find balance in their life if they spend around a third of their week being absolutely miserable. The truth is that it is almost impossible.
What I am going to tell you next you may believe or you may not but it is something that my wife and I have been doing for the last 7 years. We have been working from home while making a comfortable salary online, thank God. Now you are probably thinking I am going to try to sell you some get rich quick method to solve all your problems while you sit on your couch doing nothing……..WRONG! What I am going to do is simply share with you what we do and how we do it without asking for anything in return. Sounds good?
Starting your own business online hands down is the easiest and cheapest way to break free of your current occupation. There is no other business around that allows you to work from home, keep your “store” open 24 hours a day and never have to hire one single employee in the process. There is also no other business that can be up and running for less than $95 dollars a year (YES, I did say a year, and NO, I do NOT want your $95 dollars.)
What I do want to do now is give you a step by step breakdown of everything that you need to do and know if you truly want to get rid of that miserable job and step out on your own. In order to make this step there are some very important things you need to know. Balance it more »