Smoking is bad, okay? Giving up smoking is a hard process, there’s no denying that. A lot of smokers “quit smoking” all the time, and just a few days after, you see them with a cigarette in their mouth. It’s not like they are unaware of the horrible effects that smoking has on their health, they are, but many of them still find it difficult to quit. This is so due to the addictive effect that nicotine has on our brains and the lack of willpower and character of smokers.
While awareness about the consequences that smoking has on smokers and non-smokers included has grown in recent years, it’s still a troublesome issue in today’s society. Multiple methods are used to treat this addiction: nicotine patches, nicotine gums as well as some additional medications. While all of these may help in the process of quitting, they’re not the ideal solution. Introducing a new way of fighting this nasty habit: hypnotherapy.
I am a huge lover of everything vintage; I’ve slowly embraced the hipster lifestyle simply because buying things I really can live without became pointless at the moment I realized that if it doesn’t have a story behind it, it’s simply not worth having. A change like this at a mature age is pretty addictive I must say. I became a lot more picky about the clothes I buy, my taste in everything is just so perfectionist now and my home kind of… well it looks different now.
When I first bought it, I had my parents help me invest in its look and design so it’s the best modern-looking apartment ever. But as hipsterism happened to me (the hipsterism in clothing style and interior design of course), I decided to renovate a little. So a lot of the pieces I used to have in my home went on my garage sale and with the money I got I bought some pretty cool vintage pieces. The only thing that was left to do was to give the apartment the last drop of coolness: decorate the walls.
A hipster like me doesn’t leave anything unattended or to the mercy of coincidences – everything must be planned perfectly and serve a goal or a purpose. In this case, my walls were bare white and some of them had some extra modern colour on them, meaning they weren’t even close to being useful to my vision. And since I don’t want to repaint (actually, I don’t have the time to), I decided to go with the vintage look wallpaper option.
I wanted to avoid the white walls by all means possible. They’re boring and so not hipstery. So, my first choice was a vintage look wallpaper with a playful design: interesting shapes like old 50’s style clocks that would perfectly blend in the decor. The base should be in colour, and a fresh one: think vintage pink, that soft pastel yellow or a blue-like nuance.
Retro black and white
This one is rather tricky, because it has to fit the entire ambiance along with the furniture elements and decorations and still not overcrowd the place. That being said, go for a white base and black repetitive pattern, like funky geometrical shapes or cool flowers. Also, make sure you don’t cover all your walls with this one – these types of wallpapers serve to create a focal point in a room, not turn it into a box.
A dose of vintage spring
A white base designed with pretty flowers or playful figurines with small portions coloured in eye-catchy colours like bordeaux and yellow, grey and yellow or yellow and green combos. These would be perfect for the rooms where you have little furniture and other elements but still want to give a certain charm, like the bathroom, the kitchen or a children’s bedroom.
All in all, decorating with vintage look wallpaper is everything but easy. These are pretty specific patterns, colours and overall designs and anyone who is not familiar with them can easily make a huge decorating mistake. Meant mostly for covering a certain portion of your wall, a vintage look wallpaper can beatify your home and refresh the look of your existing interior.
Nothing can add coziness to a home or have such a great impact on the entire space of the room as much as a rug can. It is much more than just adding some colour, pattern, or texture to your space. Floor rugs not only complete the room, but they also change the whole feel of it. They can tie a room together or divide it. They help define the space and ground furniture. And that is just the visual aspect of the rug. Regarding functionality, rugs offer a certain degree of protection to the floor, they absorb noise, and provide a warm, comfortable, plush padding under your feet, your bottom, or your whole body if you like to sit or lie down and just chill on the floor.
Although rugs are very versatile and can be used in many different ways with different purpouses, one should not take the task of choosing a new rug lightly, especially with the huge variety of floor rugs available on the market. They may vary in style, design, size, shape, materials, colours, patterns, textures, and so on which is why I made a list of some important factors to consider that might be helpful when you are shopping for a new rug. Read More
In the past, serving trays were seen as simply items to carry dishes and plates of food from the kitchen to the dining room. Today, home designers consider them one of the most versatile accessories one can have in their household. A serving tray can be used to organize groups of items such as candles and barware, plus, large trays with raised sides can even be used as a place to keep magazines and books neat and organized. Also, a serving tray that features a colourful design can be the perfect item which can bring life to a monotonously designed room.
Nowadays, you can find a variety of modern serving trays online and in local stores as well. There are rectangular, square, round and oval ones which can be made from different materials including metal, wood, melamine, plastic – all strong enough to bear weight loads. That means whether you decide to buy trays online or go shopping in your local store, you will surely be able to find one to match your needs. The shape, size and looks will depend largely on your style, nevertheless, here are some tips to consider when shopping for a tray. Read More
Every woman knows that a good handbag is something that doesn’t come around very often. Usually, we will find some great ladies handbags on sale, you will pick one out you really like, you’ll try it out and it will either end up falling apart, not being convenient enough for all your things, or just end up in the back of your closet. A perfect handbag not only is made well, convenient, but it also has to look good on you! Below we will be going over a few things you can do next time you find ladies handbags on sale so you don’t pick out another handbag that sucks!
First things first! When you pick up a bag that you like, you should think about what you need to carry in it, what outfits you have that will go well with it, and how you will wear it. Think about where you intend to wear the bag like through the city during the day or maybe you need a going out to the club kind of bag. It should be safe to say that you’re not going to use a clutch to carry all your things during the day, and you probably wouldn’t take a giant tote to the clubs. Think of what you need a bag for and choose the style accordingly. Read More
Do you know that hypnotherapy goes way back in history, like in the time of the Grimm Brothers? We all know about the Grimm Brothers, the creators (or collectors) of some of the most famous fairy tales in the world, like Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. According to some sources, hypnotherapy originates in ancient China and India, but in 1794 it came as a practice to Europe. It was used for performing surgical moves on patients, before the time of anesthesia and ether. The first boy that went through an operation of tumor with the use of hypnotherapy was Jacob Grimm, one of the Grimm brothers. Later he included some of the trance experiences in the fairy tale books he wrote along with his sibling.
Every workshop needs a good workbench to ensure maximum productivity and efficiency. While some people choose to build their own, it’s much more convenient to buy one. This ensures you will have a workbench that will withstand heavy-duty use. It is an essential tool in any workshop as it provides a place to set your tools, work on projects, and do everything else that needs to be done.
Nowadays, the market offers a variety of workbench for sale built with different materials and for specific situations. However, picking the right one for your needs can be tricky, especially if you are engaged in a variety of different tasks and need to choose the right one to suit your needs. Below are some of the things you should consider when looking for a workbench for sale in order to find the ideal one for your requirements.
Wood and steel are the most popular and most durable types of frames workbenches are built with. You should know that as the steel gauge decreases, the strength of the material increases. Solid wood bases come with thick legs and are often much heavier than metal frames. Angle iron frames, although less common, are similar to steel in endurance and strength. Resin frames are considered the ideal choice for mobile workbenches due to their lightweight and resistance to breakage.
- Particleboard – a material made of small wood pieces that are pressure-bonded together. Most particleboard tops come with a melamine or laminate covering that is easy to wipe clean.
- Wood – one of the strongest workbench tops available. It is durable enough to withstand a variety of impacts, marring, and heat exposure. These tops are usually thick, made from solid maple that remains looking great for years.
- Plastic laminate – an affordable, non-conductive and lightweight top material that is ideal for working on electrical appliances. Most of these tops come with a durable laminate coating that serves as protection against scratches and stains.
- Steel – the most enduring top material you can choose as it can withstand years of heavy use. To ensure increased weight capacities it usually comes with strong welds and underside reinforcements.
Length and width are two important factors to consider in order to choose a workbench that is right for you. Make sure you measure the space where you plan to put your bench so that you don’t buy a model that is too big or too small.
I’ve been a professional angler for almost 5 years now, and I must thank my dear friend Bobby who introduced me to this marvellous sport. I work as an investment banker and the stress I was going through every work day drained my entire life force, which eventually resulted in me being constantly cranky and negative. Bobby took me to shore and introduced me to the magical world of complete silence while concentrating on how to catch fish. It was like I’m doing a trick with my mind while being totally still and calm. Of course, that was the beginning, but as I started to get serious about the task I developed not just real techniques for successful catch, but also immense love for the sport. And as such, I started signing up for tournaments which the fishing Australia community often organized. That’s when I really connected with the fisherman in me. Read More
The society of today has brought about a trend of healthy lifestyle everyday habits that we see on a daily basis whichever way we look, be it TV or computer screens. Part of this of course is the recommended habit of getting eight hours of sleep every night, but sometimes this may turn out to be more of a mission impossible rather than be actually achieved. One of the main reasons why many people cannot seem to go to bed and wake up refreshed after the recommended hours for sleeping is the low quality of bed mattress they sleep on. Since we spend 1/3 of our life sleeping, the type of bed mattress and its condition is crucial to get the z’s we need.
With such a vast variety of mattresses to choose from, finding your ideal one may not be such an easy task. Most people point out the importance of the material a mattress is made of for its quality, however you will see size is just as crucial to get the good night’s sleep. As the Latin quote goes “Aurea mediocritas” – the golden middle, meaning goodness can be found in the middle, nothing could be better than choosing a medium sized mattress which happens to be the queen sized. No matter the material of your preference, whether it is orthopaedic pillowtop, memory foam, spring or latex, you have plenty to choose from the models of queen size mattress for sale.
The two things a mattress should provide you with, are enough support and comfort. Considering the queen size mattress is in just the right size, not as small as a twin or full mattress and not as big as a king size one, you can rest assured you will have the right amount of support your body needs and the comfort for quality sleep. You can use the opportunity of modern shopping and look for a queen size mattress for sale online so you will not have to worry about transport and you can compare the prices and material descriptions easily to make your choice wisely. The reason support and comfort are important features is because our bodies need the right amount of firmness, not too soft and not too hard so you do not wake up with aches and pains in the morning.
The queen size mattress will keep your body well aligned during sleep and make you feel you are in a five star hotel instead of your bedroom as well as provide a perfect weight distribution so that any increased amount of pressure is removed from your muscles and joints. The queen size mattress is made for absorbing any movement, so you and your partner will not bother each other while turning in bed. Plus, it is the right size for all the morning family cuddles as well.