The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Countertops

The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Countertops: Find information on all types of kitchen countertop materials, including durability, design and pricing. Weigh your options with information.

House hunting reminds me of those dreams where you scream and scream and no one hears you. You do so much, and yet it all depends on the agents and the sellers. You research. You drive around. You act friendly at open houses. You visit various homes, stroll around rooms that bear no resemblance to …

The 4 Best Amazon Prime Yoga Videos for Beginners and Intermediates

4 Best Yoga Videos on Amazon Prime: Based on setting, teacher, music and sequence, I have compiled a list of my favorite yoga videos on Amazon Prime. If you already have Prime, then you're good to go. If you don't, aside from the shipping perks as well as all the television and movie entertainment, you might consider getting the service simply for the fitness and yoga videos.

I live in a riptide of contradictions, on a world famous beach with turquoise crystal clear water, white sands and pretty calm surf, but it’s unfortunately not the most relaxing place in the world. There’s the natural elements of the area– the elements I adore, like the beach, the sand dunes, the running paths, the seaside …

7 Lifesaving Tips for Getting Off ADHD Meds, especially Vyvanse

7 Tips for Getting Off ADHD Stimulant Medication:I will tell you right now: You will feel sick and achey. You will feel depressed. You won't want to do anything. You will be mad at everyone and everything. You will crave your meds. Even with all this ahead of me, I felt prepared for it. I am lucky to have summers off which gave me plenty of time to adjust without the stress and responsibilities of work. But even if you are working full time while trying to stop ADHD meds, there's still ways of making it a more manageable experience.

Last month, after about seven years, I stopped taking my ADHD medication called, Vyvanse. The last post I wrote was all about my journey of starting up and being on Vyvanse. I promised readers a part 2 about getting off the medication, but I would like to wait a while longer before writing it. I …

Getting On and Off Vyvanse: My Personal Journey With ADHD Medication. Part 1

It wasn't until graduate school that I got an official diagnosis of ADHD. This more professional and prestigious environment drove me to see a psychiatrist. Again, I felt I was missing marks, but this time the marks were much bigger and more important. More was at stake, and I noticed that distractions got the better of me while my peers seemed to easily make deadlines and follow directions. In grad school, I had to partake in professional meetings where I struggled to sit still. The challenges I could once skirt or overcome before were now tougher and unavoidable in this rigorous academic environment.

I was in the fourth grade, the grade when everyone slowly switched from writing in pencil to pen. On the very last day of classes, I realized I still had not been given the “okay” to write in pen. My little heart fluttered nervously; I could feel my face grow hot as I imagined entering …

How and Why Your Home Should Be More Rustic

It's like harboring a piece of forest in your home. With rustic furnishings, a modern home can offer the same appealing quality as a cabin in the woods. Though the style came to fruition at the turn of the century, mainly by pioneers who were forced to use nature to build, the National Park Service officially coined it as a style of architecture. The term, rustic, was adopted by our National Park Service as way to identify their own particular design and architectural tendencies.

It’s like harboring a piece of forest in your home. A modern home can offer the same appealing quality as a cabin in the woods by incorporating rustic elements of design. Though the use of rustic furnishings and decor came to fruition at the turn of the century, mainly by pioneers who were forced to …

Friday Favorite: Female Rapper, Raven Felix

Even in the chaos of the woman's evolving social role, Raven Felix manages to spit out some poignant and powerful lyrics. Her song, "Little Less Hard" featuring Ashley Jones conveys authentic memoir; these lyrics are revealing. Her words in this song come closer to confessional greats like Eminem and Sylvia Plath.

Even in the chaos of woman’s evolving social role, Raven Felix manages to spit out some poignant and powerful lyrics. Her song, “Little Less Hard” featuring Ashley Jones conveys authenticity; these lyrics are revealing. With her words she approaches confessional greats like Eminem and Sylvia Plath. I’ll admit, Raven Felix still has a long way …

How to Become Hotter in Five Seconds (without surgery)

5 Ways to Become Hotter in Less Than 5 Seconds: To be hot in America today calls for a myriad of juxtapositions and strange inaccuracies. The media seems to want us to have big butts, big lips and big breasts, while we somehow simultaneously maintain a tiny waist, a thigh gap and no back fat. In a natural biological sense, this is an outright impossible feat.

So, the only option for “hotness” is surgery, according to pop culture. Otherwise, how else am I going to grow boobs and carve out a six pack at once? In a moment of trippy contemplation on the way home, it occurred to me that all these surgical trends are essentially bloody ways of turning us …

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