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January 31, 2020

People Don’t Like Their Jobs And Its Causing Misery For Both Workers And Business

In an ideal world, people would get out of bed in the morning with a spring in their step, knowing that they have a bright and sunny day ahead of them, doing what they want to do. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality. For most people, jobs are something that they have to do to get money. They’re not always living their best life possible.

That’s why employers have to be so careful when managing their employees. It’s not enough to line people up, tell them what to do, and then leave them to get on with it. People need to feel as if they individually make a difference. If they don’t, it’s a recipe for dissatisfaction and disengagement.

Right now, we’re living through something of a job malaise epidemic. Data suggest that only around 29 percent of millennials are actively engaged in the work that they do, with baby boomers and generation X not far in front.

People are miserable for a wide variety of reasons, including things like finding work boring and worrying about job security. Around three quarters don’t like the fact that management doesn’t seem particularly interested in what they’re doing.

The costs to businesses are high. When people don’t like their work, they’re less likely to put in the effort and more likely to take time off.

If you’re interested in job satisfaction, take a look at the following infographic. It shows not only the data on why people don’t like their work but what employers can do to turn the problem around.


Infographic by University of Southern California

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January 22, 2020

5 Ways to Chronicle Your Travels

Chronicling your travels is one of the best ways to share your journey or to simply process it all in your own mind. There are many ways of doing it though. If you’re looking for a way to chronicle your journey but you’re not sure which options are out there or which one is right for you, you’re in the right place. The 5 ideas discussed below all offer fantastic ways of tracking, sharing and immortalising your travels, so read on to learn more.

  1. Start a Blog

Starting a blog is a fun and flexible way to chronicle your travel experiences. It’s essentially a modern and open version of a travel journal. You can go in-depth when writing about your travel experiences and use it like you would a diary. You can also post photos and build a following by sharing your posts on social media if you think there’s an audience for what you’re writing.

  1. Go Analog and Catalogue Your Photos

We all take photos these days because we all have cameras that offer decent quality built into our phones. However, not everyone uses film and takes photos the old-fashioned way. You can have them printed and then keep them in an album. It’s a nice physical way to track your travels and you don’t get that with photos on your phone.

  1. Chronicle it All on Social Media

If the analog way is not for you and you’re more into doing things the modern way. Social media is a great tool for chronicling your travels, Instagram is particularly good for this kind of thing. Obviously, it’s entirely image-focused, allowing you to share snapshots from your travels, while also offering you space to write captions as well. It could be just what you’re looking for.

  1. Start Scrapbooking

More and more people are turning to scrapbooking to chronicle their travels, and it’s certainly an option you should consider too. All you need is some good scrapbook paper and your own creativity and you’re ready to get started on your scrapbooking journey. You can take whatever approach you want to take and that’s what’s so great about it.

  1. Collect a Momento from Each Place You Visit

Another simple and straightforward way of chronicling and memorialising your travels is to collect a momento from each and every place you visit. Whether it’s a postcard that you send home to yourself or a magnet or whatever else you might find, you should try to find something that’ll always remind you of the places you visited.

When you travel the world, you want to share it and you want to remember it all for years and decades to come. That’s why we all have that urge to chronicle our travels in one way or another. Hopefully at least one of the ideas above will work for you as you embark on your travels.

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January 14, 2020

Heir Looms Vintage Rugs – Nicki Wolf

When we heard that there was such a thing as a “Vintage Rug Curator”, we immediately wanted to know more. Thats where Nicki, owner extraordinaire of Heir Looms, comes in. With over a decade of experience working with interior designers and a love for good design, Nicki is gaining a name for herself in the Persian and Turkish rug industry. Her background in antique textiles blends well with her passion for styling and design. “I enjoy teaching about a rug as much as I enjoy seeing how it pulls a room together.” Located in the uber hip area of West Palm Beach, Florida,  Nicki has become THE go to rug dealer for all local designers.

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January 2, 2020

How To Look And Feel Your Best On Your Wedding Day

Every bride wants to look great on their wedding day, but in order to make this happen, you have to make sure that you plan ahead as much as possible. Take a look below to see how you could help yourself here.

Make your Skin Glow

There are a few things that you can do to keep your skin in tip-top shape. This could include wearing a facial mask or even applying a cream. If you want to make your skin really glow, then it may be a good idea for you to use a combination of chemical peels and deep-pore cleansing treatments. If you aren’t sure of something, then you may want to consult a professional as they will be able to work with you to give you the best kind of treatment for your skin.

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November 27, 2019

5 Ways To Reduce Stress When Planning Your Wedding

On the one hand, planning your wedding is supposed to be fun.

Much joy can be had when trying on potential wedding dresses, driving around town looking for the ideal wedding venue, and nibbling on sweet items when testing the skills of wedding cake providers.

On the other hand, with so much to do and think about, it can also be quite a stressful process. Not only do you have to contend with the various jobs you have to complete, but you also have the worry that you might make a mistake in your planning. So, that joy we mentioned might not be the overriding emotion you feel in the weeks and months up to the wedding.

Still, you don’t have to burn yourself out with stress and exhaustion. When you’re in the planning stages for your wedding, consider the following tips. By doing so, you might get through the process with nerves still intact and, quite possibly, remember to have fun too.

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