Live the Organic Dream https://www.livetheorganicdream.com Tue, 19 Feb 2019 16:35:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 Here’s Why the Best Way to Chill Is Living in Baguio https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/heres-why-the-best-way-to-chill-is-living-in-baguio/ https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/heres-why-the-best-way-to-chill-is-living-in-baguio/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:43:19 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1367 Baguio City is famous for its chilly weather, which lasts year round. The climate is something that keeps non-locals coming back to the city. Nestled in the mountains of the Cordilleras, Baguio City is endowed with wonderfully cool weather, crisp air, and breathtaking views. Over the years, the city has earned a reputation for being …

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woman on the mountains raising handsBaguio City is famous for its chilly weather, which lasts year round. The climate is something that keeps non-locals coming back to the city. Nestled in the mountains of the Cordilleras, Baguio City is endowed with wonderfully cool weather, crisp air, and breathtaking views.

Over the years, the city has earned a reputation for being laid-back with an artsy, friendly lifestyle. This is why plenty of young adults from various cities have packed their belongings and looked for an apartment for sale or (rent to own) in Baguio.

This new generation of artists and entrepreneurs have not only connected with the City of Pines and its people but have established roots there. Here are more reasons you should seriously consider moving to Baguio City.

Warm, Quiet, and Cool People

Akin to the city’s famous climate, the people of Baguio are almost always in a good mood, friendly, and enjoy their laid-back lifestyle. Although the city is growing, locals know fellow locals.

It is also a growing educational hub for Northern Luzon, so students from neighboring provinces flock to the city to study too. Sometimes, there is an influx of tourists, and they bring with them bad traffic conditions, but the locals remain warm and hospitable to their visitors.

Laid-back and Serene Lifestyle

couple hikingPeople from Baguio can afford to slowly wake up from slumber and appreciate the quietness, broken by sounds of birds or rain drops in the early morning. They have time to look out the window and enjoy the views of the mountain and the pine trees along with the city’s rising urban developments.

The place lacks the metropolitan urgency common in most highly urbanized cities. People here have more time on their hands to accomplish more tasks. They even find extra to pursue talents such as painting, carving and even urban gardening.

Amazing Marketplaces

Baguio City has an amazing market for freshly harvested produce, fruits, arts and crafts and everything else homeowners may need. For a fraction of what they cost in the big cities, residents can walk home with an armful of fruits, vegetables, fish and meat, sweet preserves and even a huge bouquet of flowers!

Tourists and business people go to Baguio for various fruit and vegetable products to bring home. Living in Baguio gives residents the advantage of having a wide array of local products to choose from and they most likely know the actual farmers who planted and harvested them.

A Serious Artist Hub

Baguio City has always been proud of being a serious art scene. The city has high respect for culture and diversity. It inspires artists to explore art and design.

Art is plastered in murals everywhere, carved in fallen tree trucks, displayed in museums and cultural villages, or found in cute souvenirs. Famous artists, such as Ben Cabrera, the deceased Pepe Smith, and filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik, have also chosen to live and make a name for themselves in Baguio.

Baguio City’s perennially comfortable weather, great produce, and an inspiring and friendly community make it a great alternative to living in the crowded metropolis. Residents can enjoy the conveniences of city living amid amazing mountain views and great people to live next to.

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Ways to Systematically Expand Your Startup https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/ways-to-systematically-expand-your-startup/ Mon, 18 Feb 2019 03:24:32 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1361 Startup culture is how we get some of the most innovative products in the market. It’s not always big corporations giving us the best ideas, and sometimes that’s for the best. What could be challenging for startups, however, is transitioning. Some of them start operating in the comfort of the owner’s home and they didn’t …

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Startup culture is how we get some of the most innovative products in the market. It’s not always big corporations giving us the best ideas, and sometimes that’s for the best. What could be challenging for startups, however, is transitioning. Some of them start operating in the comfort of the owner’s home and they didn’t need that much manpower, so it was not a problem.

Then, demand grew. While you’re busy running a business, finding a new office may be showing slow progress. You don’t have to slow down business operations just to get things in order. You can do these instead:

Rent a Temporary Office

Most offices for rent come with a long lease term, and they will probably require a bigger deposit for you to secure the space, especially if it is on Wall Street. Startups aren’t exactly swimming in money, so that might be a hurdle. If you’re getting a loan to pay for that kind of rent, the least you can do is find the right spot. Now, that still means being without an office for the meantime, unless you consider an office for rent that is all-inclusive and may be fitted for a shorter lease term. These spaces usually have everything you need, which means you won’t have to worry about preparing it for work to start regularly. You can dive into work on day one.

Hire Teams Offshore

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If the nature of the business relies on the people more than the location they work in, no one can blame you for wanting to keep costs low through sourcing elsewhere. Having an office in a place with lower labor costs will keep a business running and can even improve their performance without them having to pay for an expensive office. The downside to this is you cannot really say you are a New York company if the entire business is in Asia. However, if you have the main office for your startup and you’re looking to open a new department, you can set it up in the new location. They will have everyone in the department with them so that collaboration will not be an issue, and company meetings can be done via teleconferencing.

Expand in Stages

You want the business to remain open while you’re figuring out your next move, but it doesn’t have to be fully open. Some areas may not be as important as others, and a quick rearrangement of operation schedules may free up some time to allow one department at a time to expand. That means hiring more people or moving to a bigger office, where they can get familiarized with the processes internally. As the stage of expansion progresses, new members should be onboard properly so that at the full-scale “reopening” of the business, they will be ready to carry their own weight.

Having a business to run is stressful no matter how small it is. Don’t rush into business expansion until you’ve got everyone fully committed and ready for higher expectations and demands.

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Living with Bipolar Disorder: How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/living-with-bipolar-disorder-how-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-can-help/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 03:30:29 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1318 If you have bipolar disorder, you are well aware of how your unexpected mood swings could wreak havoc on your life and the lives of those around you. Aside from your unpredictable highs and lows causing tension in your home and work life, left unchecked, your condition could also lead you to commit suicide. Fortunately, …

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If you have bipolar disorder, you are well aware of how your unexpected mood swings could wreak havoc on your life and the lives of those around you. Aside from your unpredictable highs and lows causing tension in your home and work life, left unchecked, your condition could also lead you to commit suicide. Fortunately, you can control and treat bipolar disorder. Although medication is crucial, supplementing it with CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy could further help in stabilizing your mood and ensure that your condition is in check. CBT could teach you specific skills that will help you focus and understand how your condition affects your life, including:

Accepting That You Have Bipolar Disorder

You need to acknowledge and accept that you are bipolar and that it’s causing your symptoms. Not surprisingly, this is typically extremely tough for people struggling with the condition to accept so knowing the specific warning signs, causes, and symptoms of the disorder is vital as it will help them admit to themselves that they’re bipolar while also knowing that there are plenty of people like them, explains a renowned cognitive behavioral therapy specialist in Westport, CT.

Restructuring Your Thought Processes

This will focus on fixing flawed and problematic thinking patterns so that you’ll be aware of how your thoughts could significantly influence your moods and you could correct of modify them. You’ll learn how to dissect your flawed thoughts by identifying distortions like thinking that everything is all-or-nothing to learn how to think more balanced and realistic thoughts.

Keeping Track of Your Moods

This is typically done with a journal or worksheet that you write on every single day and reviewed by your CBT therapist. This will help you become more conscious of your triggers and shifts in your mood.

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Problem Solving

This process will help you identify problems, think of potential solutions, choose the best solution, and then assess the result. Problems could include financial issues, relationship issues, work life, etc.

Establishing and Sticking to a Routine

This will help establish rhythm and order to your daily life to aid in stabilizing your mood. For instance, you could set a consistent eating and sleep schedule or workout routine.

Improving Social Skills

If you lack essential social skills like many bipolar people do, learning these skills is vital to help manage your relationships more effectively.

To help ensure successful outcomes from cognitive behavioral therapy, you need to also do some homework that your therapist will give you in between CBT sessions and diligently take your prescribed medications. Doing your homework is immensely important because this is the best way for your therapist to gauge your willingness to work through your condition and how well cognitive behavioral therapy is working for you. Remember, to master a skill; you need lots of practice. You should also continue educating yourself about your condition by asking your therapist questions about things you don’t understand about your disorder, joining a support group, and just reading about it.

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6 Medical Exams Crucial to Women’s Health https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/6-medical-exams-crucial-to-womens-health/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 22:10:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1311 Women who want to live longer and healthier should observe healthy habits such as having a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, and manage stress. They should also get routine medical screenings and health tests as part of a healthy lifestyle. Regular screening saves people’s lives. Through these tests, healthcare service providers are able to …

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Women who want to live longer and healthier should observe healthy habits such as having a healthy diet, engaging in regular exercise, and manage stress. They should also get routine medical screenings and health tests as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Regular screening saves people’s lives. Through these tests, healthcare service providers are able to detect diseases early, some of which are potentially fatal. Early detection can lead to prompt treatments and prevent complications. The following are the medical exams every woman should have:

Breast Exams and Mammograms

Women should manually examine their breasts for any sign of lumps or other changes. Women age 45 years and older are urged to get mammograms every year. Doctors use mammograms to check for breast cancer in women who do not show signs or symptoms of the disease. With regular mammograms, doctors can detect breast cancer up to three years before its symptoms are felt.

Cervical Cancer Screening

Health experts recommend women between 21 and 65 years old to get screening for cervical cancer every three years. Doctors use a vaginal speculum during a pap smear to find changes in the cells of the cervix that may lead to cancer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cervical cancer can be prevented with a regular pap smear and HPV tests.

Bone Density Screening

Women are at increased risk of having osteoporosis, so it is recommended that they start getting screened for this disease with a bone density test by the time they reach 65 years old. Women with risk factors such as those with low body weight and fractures need to be screened earlier.

Blood Tests

A blood glucose test every three years should be done by women starting at 45 years old. The test could help detect if they have diabetes or prediabetes. Obese women, those with a family history of diabetes, and those who belong to ethnicity at increased risk of having the condition should consider getting tested earlier and more often. Blood tests are also commonly used to detect hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Women are 10 times more likely to have this condition than men.

Skin Examination

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The American Cancer Society urges women to have their skin examined every month at home. The body needs to be inspected for any new moles or changes in existing moles, as this could be signs of skin cancer. Individuals at higher risk of skin cancer or have a family history of the condition are urged to consult with a dermatologist about how they could have an in-office exam.

Lipid Profile

An effective way to track risks of heart disease is to monitor cholesterol levels through a set of blood tests known as lipid profile. High cholesterol levels place women (and men) at increased risk of stroke and heart attack. Lipid profile serves as an initial screening tool for abnormalities in lipids such as triglycerides and cholesterol.

Getting regular medical tests is crucial to women’s health. Make sure to consult a doctor to find out more about these exams and how they can help protect and improve your health.

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Here’s What Every Jewelry Collector Needs to Know https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/heres-what-every-jewelry-collector-needs-to-know/ Sun, 10 Feb 2019 01:00:28 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1302 Investments come in all costs, shapes, and sizes. You can’t touch most of them, but others are beautiful and sparkly. The kind of investing you do depends on how much you have to invest and what kind of payback you’re looking for. For younger investors, jewelry is a good way to go. Here are some …

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Investments come in all costs, shapes, and sizes. You can’t touch most of them, but others are beautiful and sparkly. The kind of investing you do depends on how much you have to invest and what kind of payback you’re looking for.

For younger investors, jewelry is a good way to go. Here are some reminders should you decide to invest in some bling:

Choose Wisely

The first thing you have to do when you’re considering buying jewelry as a form of investment is to find a reputable jeweler. They usually buy and sell a collection of jewelry, which means they have enough experience in identifying good quality pieces. You need their good reputation for quality so that you will not end up wasting money on pieces that will not last and will not get you any kind of profit in the end.

Jewelers in Utah often have several pieces to show buyers, so take your time and pick something you like. At this stage, it’s not about making money. It’s about finding pieces that you would want to own, with their value being secondary to the feeling of joy they spark in you.

Store Jewelry Properly

First, you looked for high-quality jewelry, but that’s not enough to ensure that they will be with you for a long time. Jewelry should be able to outlive you if they are stored and cleaned properly. That’s how they become heirlooms. No owner can just buy earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or rings expecting that they will remain in the same pristine state for decades. Just like with any investment, you need to look after them and make sure they’re not being threatened by external factors.

Repair Broken Clasps

Woman holding a necklaceYour jewelry is made from materials that are known for their strength, beauty, and value. However, it’s not uncommon to see a broken clasp or two in your lifetime. Does this mean they have lost their value? No. What this simply means is you will need to take them to your jeweler for a little repair. They will use the same materials used on the original piece so that the repair will not be apparent.

Even if you have lost interest in a certain piece, you don’t have to let them go just yet. A broken necklace or an engagement ring from a marriage that fell apart may be melted down and remade into a new piece of jewelry, which you can pass on to your children.

Wear Them

You invest in jewelry piece by piece and if you keep them in good condition, you may have quite the expensive collection when you’re in your forties. But what’s great about this kind of investment is that you don’t have to keep them stashed away. Those beautiful pieces have to see the light of day or glamour of night, depending on where you wear them. Let them accumulate stories. When it’s time to sell, it’s the sentimentality of those stories that make them even more coveted.

There’s plenty to gain in owning jewelry. Above all, you’re getting accessories that can be the envy of everyone around you.

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Managing Obesity with Medical Assistance https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/managing-obesity-with-medical-assistance/ Wed, 06 Feb 2019 03:27:43 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1294 Obesity treatment is multifaceted, and for this reason, MD diet centers do their best to provide clients with multiple options. During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to share your concerns with a specialist. A thorough medical evaluation will inform you of the causative factors, co-morbidities, and most importantly, the possible paths that …

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Obesity treatment is multifaceted, and for this reason, MD diet centers do their best to provide clients with multiple options. During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to share your concerns with a specialist. A thorough medical evaluation will inform you of the causative factors, co-morbidities, and most importantly, the possible paths that you can take to attain your goal to be healthy, happy, and productive.

Pharmacotherapy

Medical management of obesity could involve medications. This may sound like the easy way out, but pharmacotherapy is not a replacement for other approaches such as dieting, exercise, and behavior modification. Pharmacotherapy is not the cornerstone of obesity management. Instead, it serves as an additional management option for persons who are not achieving their weight loss and health goals through regular exercise and dietary improvements. Today, doctors can prescribe some medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Some prescription medications are approved only for short term use, but others may be indicated for long term use.

Medical monitoring of daily meals

Meal replacement is an essential aspect of medical management of weight loss. Usually, a specific dietary program is intended to be followed strictly. Most of these programs lessen the number of choices available to a person. For instance, if a typical American diet requires 450 grams of carbohydrates in a day, a dietary program for you may limit carbohydrate intake to 50 grams a day. Many options in a typical meal are off the menu, which makes it easier for a person to adhere to the requirements. The rationale for a low-carbohydrate diet is based on the premise that lowering carbohydrate intake promotes utilization of stored fats.

Weight Loss SurgeryNevertheless, the chemical process involved may lead to side effects such as fatigue and nausea. As such, close medical monitoring is an essential aspect of meal replacement programs. If you are following a strict low-carb diet, you also tend to lose more water than usual. Therefore, you must follow measures that will prevent dehydration. If the client is taking medications that affect fluid balance in the body, the medical team has to adjust intake of other medications to ensure that the person’s hemostasis is not compromised and to avoid secondary complications.

Surgery

In some cases, patients enrolled in the medical management of weight loss receive a recommendation to undergo surgery. A procedure is known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the surgeon creates a smaller region of the stomach and separates it from the rest. The pouch rests on top of the organ and receives the food the person eats, while the rest remain empty. A person will only be able to eat small meals comfortably after the procedure, thus limiting his or her food intake. Whether or not you are eligible for surgery depends on the result of the medical evaluation, your personal medical history, and your consent.

When you are seeking advice from a medical weight loss management team, you will realize that they have a different perspective. If you think that your weight problem is a failure of willpower on your part, they will reiterate that you are dealing with a medical issue and that it is not important how much of the current situation is your fault.

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Influencer Marketing in the Sports Industry: Why Is It Effective? https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/influencer-marketing-in-the-sports-industry-why-is-it-effective/ https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/influencer-marketing-in-the-sports-industry-why-is-it-effective/#respond Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:34:59 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1264 In recent years, brands have been utilizing men and women, even children, for their marketing efforts – these people have become known as “influencers.” These are the people who have amassed a huge following on different social media sites. From beauty bloggers to YouTube and Vine artists, these influencers can post about a product or …

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In recent years, brands have been utilizing men and women, even children, for their marketing efforts – these people have become known as “influencers.” These are the people who have amassed a huge following on different social media sites. From beauty bloggers to YouTube and Vine artists, these influencers can post about a product or brand and at least a fraction of their loyal followers are sure to check out the products themselves.

This particular way of using social media and personalities is called influencer marketing. In this marketing model, brands send products to influencers and it’s up to these internet celebrities to post about these products. Some brands also pay more famous influencers to use and recommend their products.

While influencer marketing is especially relevant to the beauty industry (makeup artist and beauty blogger Huda Kattan has more than 30 million Instagram followers, the biggest of all influencers from all trades), any industry can benefit from this strategy. In the sports industry, specifically, influencer marketing is a hit.

Athletes as Sports Influencers

As the world exhibits more interest in fitness, exercise, and sports, the public often looks to professionals for recommendations. Have FIFA superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wear Nikes and his fans would want a pair, too. Olympic gold medalist and ESPYS 2018 Best Female Athlete Chloe Kim could wear a Descente storm jacket and everyone would want to do so, as well, on their next skiing and snowboarding trip.

Athletes, especially popular ones, are also considered celebrities. And they are likewise becoming sought-after social media influencers. Their accessibility to fans and followers on social media platforms gives these personalities a voice in the community. Plus, when they break records or win championships, they get lots of media coverage. As a result, they gain additional attention and even stronger social media following.

When you think about it, athletes becoming social media influencers is but a natural transition from traditional marketing. For decades, athletes have been endorsers of different brands. They’ve appeared in billboards, magazines, television, and other media.

Today, though, social media has become the most relevant advertising channel. Sports influencers do not even need to be MVPs and Olympic medalists. As long as they have a devoted following and social charisma, brands invest in them to convince their audience to take a specific action.

Why Does Sports Influencer Marketing Work?

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In a 2015 Nielsen study, 66 percent of respondents said that they trust consumer opinions posted online. If you’re a follower of a certain athlete, apart from admiration, chances are you believe and trust in them as well.

Another reason sports influencers are successful maybe because of the Diffusion of Innovation Theory. Simply put, brands gain momentum and spread through a certain population (an influencer’s followers) because the influencer adopted their product. From the lone influencer, the product makes its way to a wider audience until it is used by many people.

In a market as dynamic and competitive as the sports industry, brands need to find ways to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Having a solid social media strategy is one of the most effective ways to do this. With the help of a person’s individuality, brands reap great benefits from social media sports influencers.

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Brush, Sponge, and Fingers: Three Makeup Applicators to Master https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/brush-sponge-and-fingers-three-makeup-applicators-to-master/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00:00 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1220 What’s the best way to apply makeup? This is a common question among amateur makeup artists and men and women who’re just starting to explore the intricacies of the art. The question has merit: there are a lot of makeup brushes today, even sponges, each of which are created with a specific product or use …

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What’s the best way to apply makeup? This is a common question among amateur makeup artists and men and women who’re just starting to explore the intricacies of the art. The question has merit: there are a lot of makeup brushes today, even sponges, each of which are created with a specific product or use in mind.

There is, however, no single best way to apply makeup. In fact, many like to mix up how they use makeup applicators. Take for example Kylie Jenner who uses a brush to apply moisturizer instead of massaging the cream on her skin with her fingers. Before anyone can start interchanging applicators, however, they need to learn their original uses first.

Fingers: Better Control for a Natural Look

Concealers don’t come with a free brush or applicator, although makeup artists often use moistened sponges to minimize finger-to-skin contact (for hygiene purposes; fingers can retain bacteria, dirt, and oils). Having said that, concealers and foundations are most commonly applied using fingers. It’s because creams, in general, are easy to spread and manage using the fingertips.

It’s also advisable to use the fingers when applying luminizing foundation and concealer just beneath the eyes. The skin in this area is delicate and prone to wrinkles, and people might have a hard time controlling the force of their strokes when they apply makeup using a brush or sponge. It’s better to apply concealer and foundation with light pats using the pads of the fingers, preferably with the ring finger as it is the weakest and exerts the least force.

Finally, using fingers as applicators minimizes waste. A significant amount of cream or makeup powder often sticks to bristles and sponges.

Sponges: Even Application and Makeup Correction

The advent of beauty blenders cemented sponges’ place among the top choices for makeup applicators. These teardrop-shaped sponges are now staples in professional makeup artists’ beauty kits.

Apart from beauty blenders, there are also disc or flat sponges, pear-shaped sponges, triangle wedges, and flat-ended teardrop sponges. All these are excellent for applying pressed powder and creamy products. They’re also helpful when contouring. The only downside is that most sponges absorb a lot of product that ends up wasted and washed off.

Brushes: Precise Application and Color Saturation

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For makeup that requires sharp, precise strokes, brushes are the best choice. Brushes are excellent for blending loose powders in small areas, such as the eyelids or along the nose line. They’re also very useful when using loose, heavily-pigmented eye shadow and blush powder. It’s difficult to make colors and shades pop using fingers or brushes as both tend to blend makeup rather than make them stand out.

Brushes allow users to control the thickness and depth of the makeup colors, as well as the softness or sharpness of the brushstrokes. Also, makeup brushes come in different shapes, forms, tips, and strands. Users can create different effects with just one brush or combine different brushes to achieve a sophisticated look.

What’s great about makeup is there’s no need to stick with just one applicator. Professionals and everyday users simply have to choose what they’re comfortable using. It all boils down to personal preference. It doesn’t matter if they used their fingers, sponges, or brushes as long as users know what effect they’re going for and that they achieve the effect.

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How to Deal With Mood Swings During Pregnancy https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/how-to-deal-with-mood-swings-during-pregnancy/ Thu, 31 Jan 2019 23:12:05 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1260 Mood swings are a fact of life for women expecting. It’s the chaotic result of raging hormones, drastic physical changes, and overwhelming uncertainties of pregnancy. But there are ways to keep your sanity intact during this life milestone. Here’s how you can cope with mood swings at each stage of the pregnancy. On the First …

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Mood swings are a fact of life for women expecting. It’s the chaotic result of raging hormones, drastic physical changes, and overwhelming uncertainties of pregnancy. But there are ways to keep your sanity intact during this life milestone. Here’s how you can cope with mood swings at each stage of the pregnancy.

On the First Trimester

According to OBGYN doctors from Salt Lake City, there’s a rapid increase in estrogen levels during the first trimester. Sharp changes in these hormones cause mood imbalances, particularly triggering anxiety and irritability. Your progesterone also increases in this phase. This hormone is associated with relaxation, prompting muscles to ease up to avoid premature contractions in the uterus.

While relaxation sounds good to counter the anxiety and irritability, some experience being too relaxed that they just feel sluggish and sleepy. All of these would mean you slipping in and out of worry and fatigue while also dealing with the discomfort of morning sickness. The best thing to do here is to listen to your body and emotions. If you feel anxious, talk to your spouse about it. If you feel sleepy, don’t fight the urge and take a nap. Try as much as you can to identify what it is you’re experiencing.

On the Second Trimester

At this phase, hormones are still changing, but it’s less drastic than the first three months. You probably would feel more energy now. In fact, most women experience an increase in libido. Nonetheless, beware of triggers for mood swings. Like the visible changes in your body size and shape.

For some, this is one of the things they look forward to. But for others, this can be the scariest, especially when there’s a long history of struggling with body image issues. If you’re part of the latter group, it’s more critical to keep open communication with your OBGYN. Doctors often recommend a nutrition plan and counselling programs for pregnant women who suffered eating disorders before.

Another trigger you should keep an eye on is the tendency to overthink. With a growing bulge, you would feel all the more that this is real, and so, concerns for the baby’s health and safety and your parenting style later can quite consume you. If you start over worrying about these, talk to your partner about it.

On the Third Trimester

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As the day of giving birth comes near, you’d feel a mix of fear, anxiety and nervousness. Of course, there’s also excitement. These emotions might rob you of a decent sleep as you await the day. Plus, it can indeed be difficult to get some rest because of the need to go to the bathroom now and then and the feeling of being so huge. When you don’t get enough sleep, this could lead to irritability and mood swings.

To get some decent snooze, consider getting a special pregnancy pillow and try to cut back a little on fluids as you approach bedtime. Note that you may also experience feelings of inadequacy, not feeling prepared for the baby as the delivery day approaches. Share these feelings with your partner.

The roller coaster of emotions during pregnancy is normal. Nonetheless, they can still be nerve-wracking. Consult your doctor and draw support from your loved ones as you tackle the growing pains, at the same time, discover the wonders of pregnancy.

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Three Things to Remember When Staying in a Hostel https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/three-things-to-remember-when-staying-in-a-hostel/ Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:07:59 +0000 https://www.livetheorganicdream.com/?p=1203 Living in a hostel can be an exhilarating experience. Not only is it a more affordable option, but it also offers essential amenities that students and young professionals alike can enjoy. But for those who are not too familiar with how a hostel in London Central works, the idea of staying in one can be quite daunting. …

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Living in a hostel can be an exhilarating experience. Not only is it a more affordable option, but it also offers essential amenities that students and young professionals alike can enjoy. But for those who are not too familiar with how a hostel in London Central works, the idea of staying in one can be quite daunting.

The truth is hostels are as safe as any other hotel or accommodation. The benefits of booking a room at a hostel definitely outweigh the misconceptions that some people hold against it. So, if you are thinking about it, here are a few things you should keep in mind so that can surely get the most out of your stay.

Search About the Place Before Your Stay

Some hostels belong to bigger networks that regulate the facilities to make sure that they meet the level of quality that users deserve. However, not all hostels belong to these kinds of networks. Some even set unrealistic expectations over the phone.

So, try to know as much as you can before you go ahead and book a reservation. Check each hostel’s website to see the amenities that they provide. If they do not have any pictures of their rooms on their site, for instance, then their offers could be too good to be true.

Get All Your Belongings Ready

The primary goal of most hostels is to provide clean and liveable spaces at a much affordable cost. But since they are relatively cheaper, some hostels do not offer room services or all toiletry essentials.

It is advisable that you search for a hostel that meets your specific needs. For example, do you frequently go to the gym for your exercise routine? Find a hostel that features an on-site gym. Do you need high-speed WiFi for your research? Find a hostel that offers that.

It is also recommended that you bring essential toiletry products with you during your stay. You might also want to do your research to find more about the hostel’s amenities and features so that you will know what else to bring. If you do not want to make your backpack bulkier, you can ask if you can instead pay additional charges for the other items that you need.

Check the Reviews

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Each person can have his or her own opinion on things. But you can always get a sense of what most travellers say about their stay if you check the hostel’s reviews on its website. Like any other establishments, hostels have their quirks that can make a difference to your visit. By reading the feedback of past customers, you can get a better idea of what to expect from the hostel even before you arrive.

There are a few hostels meant for backpackers who like to go out and party, for instance. Meanwhile, others offer a more relaxing atmosphere and cater to individuals who have a more laidback lifestyle. Checking the reviews beforehand will help you gauge if the hostel is right for you or not.

Staying in a hostel is a great way to get your own space in the city centre at an affordable cost. It is highly recommended to check the Internet for any hostels near the area. You should also check the customers’ reviews so that you will know what to expect once you arrive.

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