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Don't You Want A Career You Care About?

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There are few things more frustrating than getting stuck in a job that you hate. Spending all day staring at the 
clock, waiting for the moment you can finally go home. It could be because it's boring, frustrating or just downright 
unpleasant, but a job that makes you miserable can be a serious drain on your entire life. It's no surprise that so 
many people dream of being able to get out of their dead-end job, the only problem is knowing how to go about 
doing that. Fortunately, getting out of your current career and into a new, more fulfilling one is actually a lot easier 
than a lot of people expect. It's just a matter of finding the right direction to move in. With that in mind, here are 
some careers that you can use to finally escape the corporate machine.

Set up a business of your own

What if you enjoy the things that go into business, but the issue is always having to be at the beck and call of a 
manager who doesn't know what they're doing? Well, then why not strike out on your own? A lot of people assume 
that starting your own business is the kind of thing that only very wealthy people are capable but that's not true. 
Thanks to modern technology, it's never been easier for anyone to start their own business. There are so many 
services now available that mean that you can start a business from the comfort of your own home. That way you 
get to call the shots and mold the direction that you want the business to take without having to deal with the 
opinions of other people.

Do something good.

Is part of the reason that you find your job so frustrating is that you don't feel like you're actually doing anything 
important or useful with your life? If you're the kind of person who would feel the happiest using your career to help 
people, then there are a lot of options out there for you. From emergency management to medicine to working 
alongside a non-profit organisation, there’s no reason why you can’t make a living doing some good in the world. 
Of course, that usually means that you’re not going to make  as much money as you might doing something else, 
but for many people that trade of is well worth it.

Try freelancing

Freelancing is a great option for people who can't stand the same old nine-to-five routine of standard employment. 
Freelancing allows you far more freedom to choose when you work and who you work for. If you don't agree with a 
particular client then you don't necessarily have to stick with them. And since you're working for yourself, you have 
the freedom to set your own working hours. Of course, the other side of this is that you only ever earn while you 
have clients. So you're not necessarily always going to be in a position to earn as much as you normally would.

It’s often incredibly easy to feel as though you have no choice but to let yourself get chewed up by the corporate 
machine but that’s really not the case. It just takes some time and effort and you’ll be able to find a career that 
you can really sink your teeth into.
15:41:00

A Beautiful Barnet: Make Every Day a Good Hair Day!

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As the saying goes: ‘your hair is the ballgown you never take off’. As women, our hair is such a big 
part of our identity, it really is no wonder that bad hair days feel like such a disaster. Maybe your hair 
feels a bit of a mess at the moment, or perhaps you’ve been wearing it the same way since you were 
young and you really feel like a change. Either way, here are some ideas to help you feel fantastic and 
make sure every day is a good hair day!

Get Some Extensions
Making your hair shorter is a little easier, and if you have long hair you can make a change by going 
short or even just having a few inches cut off. But if you want longer hair, you can insantly achieve this 
by using extensions. 

Perhaps you’ve had a bad haircut and want to put it right, or maybe your hair takes a long time to grow
It might be a case that your hair is very fine and you need some volume. Either way, extensions are a 
good choice. You could go with bonded extensions or micro rings, where small pieces are attached to 
small chunks of your natural hair. They remain in for a number of months and are taken out by the 
hairdresser. However if you don’t want the commitment then go with clip ins. This means you can add 
length and glamour when you’re going out or want to look nice, but don’t have to maintain the hair for 
the rest of the time since you can take them out.

Go With a New Colour
You could go with a bold colour all over, or go with slices of a bold shade throughout your hair. Pastel 
and ‘unicorn hair’ are both popular at the moment and are great if you want something a little unusual. 
Otherwise, having some highlights and/ or lowlights added or even having your hair dyed a couple of 
shades lighter or darker can make a big difference. With summer around the corner lots of people are 
embracing lighter locks, you could go with full highlights, or go down the ombre/ bayleyage route if you 
want something lower maintenance.This post explains more about these kinds of fun colouring 
techniques. A new colour can make a massive difference, in fact a dramatic change can make you 
look like a completely different person. So ideal if you’re ready for a new look.


Find a New Style
If you want to do something a little different with your hair, but don’t want to make any permanent 
changes then how about just finding a new style? If you have naturally straight hair and always wear it 
that way, how about investing in some heated rollers or a curling wand? If your hair is always worn 
wavy, you could experiment with straightening it. It’s always best to work with your natural hair texture 
and don’t go overboard on heat styling. However if you want a change every now and again, it’s a good 
way to go about it.
15:30:00

Dress To Impress: Finding Your Wardrobe Confidence

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Sometimes it can be a challenge to choose what to wear each day in order to feel your best and exude confidence. It can 
be easy to get stuck in a rut when it comes to fashion and clothing, and before you know it; you’ve created a uniform for 
yourself that neither excites you or makes you particularly happy. Whether it’s you job, new parenthood, or just a busy 
schedule, that is making you reach for the same outfit every day; there’s always a way to switch things up a bit. Finding 
your wardrobe confidence again will be a fun process, and it can be as simple as a few easy steps and additions to your 
dressing routine.

There’s nothing like feeling confident as you strut into the office, down the street, or for a night out with friends. Therefore, 
there no time like the present to focus your attention on your wardrobe so that you can begin feeling great from head to 
toe. The following are some ideas, advice, and inspiration for those who feel like they need a boost in the fashion 
department, and want to feel their best every time they get dressed.


Start At The Beginning

Any fashion expert will tell you that the foundations to a great outfit is your underwear. If you want to exude confidence in 
whatever you choose from your wardrobe; it’s vital that you start by popping on undergarments that will support you and 
make you feel your best. Take a look at brands like Ultimo and check out some styles that are going to ensure you feel 
great every day, before you’ve even started to put your clothing on. Try to choose an array of colours and styles so that 
you’re all set for any occasion and outfit; you can then start having some fun with straps, and will figure out what works 
best for your personal style and shape.

Rework What You Have

There’s no better excuse for some serious retail therapy than a season change, or just the need for an update. However, 
you’ll have an array of items hanging in your wardrobe that already fit you. Therefore, get your fashion magazines and 
blogs at the ready, and discover all the new styles that you’re digging. It’s time to work out how some of your favorite and 
key pieces can be worked into a current trend. Think about the style that suits your body shape, and the colour and 
patterns that will complement your skin tone and complexion. Then, head to the shops or online for some fresh additions 
to your wardrobe, that will ensure that you get an instant confidence boost.

Reworking your denim, skirts, trousers and dresses with various layers, and accessories will allow you to introduce 
colours and patterns in an affordable way. And, you’ll feel comfortable in your much-loved items and fresh with our new 
purchases. Feeling great on the inside because of your outfit choice will shine through to the outside, and will only 
enhance that strut you’re getting.

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Why do so many young people choose to work abroad?

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Thanks to the growth and development of technology and improved travel systems, young people today have the 
ability to move easily around the world, exploring other countries and experiencing different cultures. Travel is a 
great educator, and many young people have marvelous adventures abroad that they find exciting and stimulating. 
Curiosity draws them to new places, to meet new people and see first-hand other ways of life.

For some young people, the positive impact made on them by a particular country draws them there again to live 
and work, even if they know that they’ll have to get used to being in a cooler climate. If there are fewer employment 
opportunities at home, it’s an added attraction when there are vacancies abroad, and it may mean that they will be 
well rewarded.

There are a number of places that are particularly attractive, whether, for instance, you want an extended stay to 
improve your resume, a family-friendly environment for your kids, or a permanent new home:

* In Perth, for example, the workplace style is typical of Australian culture, so it’s very informal and relaxed. This 
makes it easy for people from other countries to feel that they are being treated as equals and to fit in.

* Hong Kong is one of the safest and most fascinating world cities, and is very popular with families due to the great 
educational systems, particularly the Stamford American International School. Find out more at sais.edu.hk.

* Some people fall in love with a country and decide to make it their home. Toronto in Canada is one of the most 
multicultural cities in the world and attracts young people as well as families, with many deciding to make it their 
permanent place of residence.

If you’re aged between 20 and 40 years old and interested in working or living abroad, there are a number of useful 
things to check before you make any major decisions. Whether or not you are planning a permanent move, you 
need to face up to leaving behind friends and family members. If you are going solo, this might be a particular 
issue, perhaps less so if you are moving as a couple or a family.

Career options

Check out the potential for a career in your field in your chosen location and make sure that you research 
thoroughly any particular qualifications required. Depending on where you wish to go, it may be necessary to have 
certain documents, including your resume and references, translated in advance.

Legal status

Make sure that you are clear about the legal implications of a move. There may be issues around health insurance, 
pensions and your employment status that need clarification. Make sure that you are aware of any possible 
repercussions in the future, particularly if your stay is likely to be temporary.

Culture

The country that you are moving to may have very different cultural norms from your current home. It’s worth taking 
the time to fully understand these so that you feel that you are in tune with the country’s ways of working and don’t 
accidentally cause offense.
10:06:00

Adding Some Luxury to Your Home

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When we’ve lived somewhere for a long time, we can easily get bored with our décor. We see the 
same walls every day. We redecorate when we can and move our furniture around to give things a 
new lease of life, but when you see it every day, the décor that you once loved can become tedious 
and uninspiring.

One fantastic way to fall back in love with your home, and make sure that that love lasts for a long time 
to come is adding luxury. A few splashes of luxury and glamour can transform your home into your 
own personal paradise. It can help you to relax at the end of a long day, feel happy and settled, sleep 
better and take more enjoyment from your surroundings.

Look at Your Windows

Letting more natural light into your home is a great way to transform your surroundings. It’ll improve 
your mood, help you to get more vitamin D and make your home feel larger and fresher. Make sure 
your windows are in good condition and regularly cleaned so that they can let in as much light as 
possible. Then replace your dull, thick curtains with white wooden blinds to brighten things up even 
more.

Add Some Rose Gold

Rose gold, copper and brass is a wonderful way to add some glamour. It’s shiny and expensive 
looking without the clinical look of stainless steel and silver. It’s warm, comforting and fun.

Go for Unique

Flatpack furniture is great. It’s cheap, easy to find and can be long lasting and hard wearing. But, it’s 
not particularly unique. You could find the same shelving unit in hundreds of homes in your city. Instead, 
look for one of a kind piece. If you can afford it commission someone to make you a feature piece for 
your home. If not, look in charity shops, online and at car boot sales for something original that doesn’t 
cost a fortune.

Go Big

Large oversized furniture like massive dining tables or huge comfortable sofas can give your rooms a 
new focus. They make your rooms feel comfortable and fun while looking trendy and eye-catching.

Lots of Lights

Natural light isn’t your only option. It’s fantastic, but you need more if you want real glamour. Extra 
lighting options are a wonderful way to add luxury to your home while giving you a chance to change 
the atmosphere of your room with the flick of a switch.

The Finishing Touches

Luxury isn’t all about the big pieces and highlights of the room. It’s as much about those little details. 
The finishing touches that make your home unique and show off your personality. Flowers and plants 
are a great way to give your room a little extra. Prints, photographs and artwork are a great way to add 
some fun, and candles and soft furnishing add texture, depth and warmth to your home. If your home 
is a little on the small side, you may also want to add some large feature mirrors to open the space up 
and make it feel much larger.
21:07:00

Decorate A Rental Without Losing Your Deposit

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Home, sweet home. Home is the place where you can be yourself and create a decor that reflects who you are. IN the 
entrance, you could have a handmade rack of coat-hangers, or a dramatic golden commode, enhanced by a clean pastel 
wall. Homeowners can spend several weeks planning the decor of each room. However, when you’re a tenant, and you 
don’t own the place, it often feels as if you were living with a distant aunt. Indeed, most tenancy agreements won’t let you 
decorate the house. As a result, what should be your cherished home feels like a soulless cell with a roof. Things can 
feel even worse if you’re renting a furnished property - as the furniture tends to look and feel faded. So how do you create 
your home without putting your tenancy deposit at risk? Here are some ideas to get you there.

Little tips to bring your personality indoors
Just because you can’t paint it, doesn’t mean you can’t funk it up. 
In a furnished bedroom, for instance, a  set of cute bedlinen and comfortable pillows can transform the atmosphere of 
the room. If you’ve brought your own furniture, why not give it some personality with a touch of chalk paint or a stencil 
decoration? You don’t need to rely on walls to create a colourful accent. You can cheat and bring brightness through the 
items in the room. There’s one thing that you can change in the settings, and it’s the lights. You can change the regular 
lampshades with a statement model that reflects your personality.

Enhance your outdoors
If your rented property has a garden, you need to store the garden furniture left by your landlord safely in the garage or the 
garden shed and get looking for modern garden tables. First of all, garden furniture, in a rented house, tend to left 
unattended outside throughout the year. It’s fair to say that the last thing you want to do is sit on one of those outdoors 
chairs. They’re most likely grey with dust and weather damages. Investing in a set of outdoors equipment can not only 
change the mood in the garden and make it your own. If you’re not allowed to transform the lawn area, you can certainly 
add a lot of energy by bringing in some of the best spring potted flowers. Tulips add a vibrant touch of colour, for instance. 
If you prefer useful plants instead, you can create your own cooking herbs garden in a large pot.

Play by the rules
Finally, don’t overdo it. As a tenant, you need to respect the rules set by your landlord. This means that you need to make 
sure that your interior decor doesn’t put the safety of the property at risk, for example. There’s no point preparing the 
garden for the summer season if your new furniture attracts robbers. Additionally, you need to decorate with the greatest 
car for the equipment and furniture left by the landlord. While repair costs are not your responsibility, you may be asked to 
pay if you cause damages.

In short, with some creativity and a good eye for details, you can easily bring life to a rented property without losing your 
deposit. The key is to add colours and shapes that bring the best of you to the house!


13:22:00

Getting Fit When You've Got No Spare Time

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Losing weight and getting fit is a challenge that requires motivation, dedication, discipline, and most 
importantly, time. That last one is the thing that often stops people from succeeding. Even if you’ve got 
the best intentions and you’re motivated, it can be really difficult to get fit if you just don’t have the time 
for regular extended exercise sessions. You end up just giving up because you don’t think there’s any 
point in doing it if you’re only doing 15 minutes here and there. The thing is, it is still possible to get fit if 
you’ve only got a short amount of time to exercise, you just need to do the right workouts. Here are 
some great ways to get fit when you’ve got a busy schedule.


Superset Exercise

Superset exercise is a tried and tested method that people use to cut down the time they spend 
working out. Instead of doing one exercise and resting between sets, then moving on to the next 
exercise and doing the same thing, you alternate between the two. So, for example, you do some 
cardio exercise for a few minutes, then switch straight to some muscle exercises, then switch back to 
the cardio. By using those rest periods to do other exercises instead, you halve the time you need to 
spend working out. Just be careful and make sure that you’re using different muscles on each 
exercise so you’re still resting that area of your body when you switch, otherwise, you could end up 
injuring yourself.

HIIT Training

High intensity interval training is one of the biggest trends in exercise at the moment, for good reason. 
Not only is it quicker, it’s also one of the best ways to lose weight because your body burns calories 
for a long while after you’ve finished the actual workout. You can do it without equipment or you can do 
it at the gym by doing HIIT workouts with the Bowflex M5 Trainer. Whatever exercise you choose, do 
20 seconds of intense activity followed by a 10 second break. Repeat this sequence 3 or 4 times for 
each activity. It doesn’t always feel like you’re doing that much of a workout because you’ve only done 
a few minutes but the intensity of the activity burns a lot of calories.

Time Rest Periods

Whether you’re doing normal workouts or HIIT training, it’s important that you’re timing your rest 
periods properly. If you get distracted between sets you could end up wasting a minute or two before 
you get back to exercising. All of those wasted seconds don’t seem like much at the time but over the 
course of an entire workout, they’ll add up and you’ll be spending more time working out than you really 
need to be. Only rest for as long as you need to, if you’re finding that you could start your second set 
sooner, then do that.

Even if you’ve only got ten minutes of spare time a day, you can still fit some exercise in and get fit.

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