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Buy Less, Live More

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So many people in the US spend most of their lives working longer and longer hours, which means that they miss out on the really important stuff like watching their children grow and having fun with their families. Why do they do this? To buy more stuff. Sure, we all need to pay the bills to get by in life, but very few people need to work 50 plus hour to do so.

If you want to spend more time with your family, actually see your children grow up and have lots of time to spend on hobbies and projects, it’s simple – buy less and live more. You might think you like your stuff and life would suck without it, but do you really need those 3 TVs and all those expensive kitchen gadgets that rarely get used? Probably not. Sure, having the basics makes life easier, but once you go beyond the essentials. Most stuff just gives you more problem. Not convinced, check out these very real benefits of buying less: Read the rest of this entry »

The Positive Benefits of Competitive Horse Riding

According to the American Horse Council, approximately 480,000 people across the United States are involved in some form of competitive horse riding. For the average individual who owns a horse and who has been riding around on the horse for three or four years, deciding to compete in a horse show can be a very exciting and nerve-racking experience. There are a lot of benefits that younger riders get from engaging in horse competitions.

First, it gets a rider out of their comfort zone. Horse riders, just like everyone else, can find themselves in a rut. They come across the same people, they go through the same routine, and they ride the horse around in the same area every single day. At some point, the challenge that they first experienced when they hopped on a horse for the first time is gone. Now it’s just routine. Having a stagnant routine of riding your horse can become detrimental. This is because a rider can have certain challenges when they are on their horse, and so instead of addressing the difficulties they have, they create a routine that makes it so they don’t have to confront those challenges. They don’t ever get any better. The challenges they had when they got on the horse for the very first time are the same challenges they have years later. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Have a Captivating Smile

One of the most captivating parts of a person that can easily bring others at ease around them is their smile. People who naturally share their big, beautiful smile are usually more inviting, open and pleasant to be around. Most people don’t prefer to be around someone who frowns or shows no emotion. However, when a person is dealing with a crooked smile or is an adult with a mouthful of braces, they may feel a little embarrassed to smile. Granted, these aren’t good enough reasons not to smile. Yet, they are understandable. Because of this, it is a great idea to consider installing Invisalign, the clear braces alternative for adults.

1. Better Oral Health
When someone suffers from teeth out of alignment and crooked gums, it’s not uncommon for gravity to weigh down on the teeth and cause pressure to push the teeth further out of alignment. Additionally, when the teeth are crooked, they’re often harder to clean. When teeth and gums aren’t properly cleaned on a consistent basis, this leads to gum disease, periodontal disease, swollen gums, redness, and irritation. Unlike regular braces, Invisalign aligners are removable. Since they’re removable, it’s much easier to maintain teeth flossing and cleaning on a consistent basis. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Dress for the Walk

It is one of the most important events, a celebratory junction in one woman’s life a where a lengthy “dress first” sessions, the mandatory walk in the aisle, and clinking of champagne flutes after a romantic exchange of “I do’s” is a requisite. Not only that, to ensure that the large crowd will feel the exact atmosphere of the celebration, an army of party planners should consider that there’s enough food and drinks for everyone, sweet souvenirs for the guests, a perfect honeymoon reservation for the couple and an equally, perfectly laid out chart for the seating arrangement.

Considering all that logistics are covered, it shouldn’t be a surprised to consider as well, with great and utter importance, that the wedding dress can make or break the ceremony. Who wants to have a gloomy bride walking down the aisle dragging a severe looking gown or else seeing not the bride at all but a called- off wedding through and through? Yes, of course it will not happen but who knows right? Since a creating a wedding dress entails fitting appointments, here are things to consider when selecting a dress for this fabulous event.

Like an outfit tailored for a specific event, a wedding gown should also get the equal if not the maximum attention. Essentially dresses for this ceremony require intelligent fabric choice, modern but not so trendy style and most of all the fit which is something that may either spell success or disaster.

On fabric, a wedding dress should convey lightness but not exaggeratedly flowy. Reserve the flowy stuff to black- tie dinners and red carpet. What is meant with the lightness here in textile is that the bride can gracefully navigate her dress exuding ease in walking that is so light and very feminine. Silk and chiffon are the best in this case. Style can vary but the most fabulous choices are those that highlight the figure without compromising hang and fit. Serpentine, minimalist forms are basic and much elegant. One can opt for a couture piece as long as comfort is not compromised and detailing is at its most subtle shying away from heavy beading and appliques. No matter how simple the style is, a very minimalist column dress will come out very outstanding as long as it fits the body like a glove.

Lastly, a wedding dress is just a dress until the wife to be steps into it. One should make sure she gets all the sleep she can, not stressed or whatsoever on the preparations because after all, there is no such thing as a bad wedding dress for a happy bride.


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