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Chilling out in Summer

Summer Time

Summer, a wonderful time of the year, to go to the beach or swimming pool, it is a time when exercising all year pays off, when people are not ashamed period. Everyone joins in, young and old enjoy their summer till the end. The days are long and nothing beats staying outside till late in the day and you still have the sun up, it is truly a wonderful feeling.

Yet, there are those that are stuck at work, or have to take care of something, an errand maybe or some early morning task or even worse mid day. What can they do to stay cool during that time.

Chilling Out

Staying cool in Summer is not an easy task, with all the heat and sun going on around you. Now I know this might sound obvious, but stay out from under the Sun. Stay in the shade people, I cannot stress this enough. If you can’t find a nice shade to stand under or walk under; wear a slightly wet hat. Now is not the time to worry too much about fashion or style, it’s alright. If you want, you can even walk with an umbrella.

Always carry with you a nice cool icy bottle of water, nothing beats this during a nice hot day. If you are outside and engaged in a lot of physical activity, all I can offer in advice is stop. You have three fourth of the year to occupy yourself in strenuous activity, do you have to do it now?

When it becomes extremely hot, try dipping your extremities (Feet or hand) in a bucket of icey water. Your hands and feet act like heat sinks for your body, cooling those down will cool you down.

Try to make sure that that you have loose fitting light colored cotton clothes, the idea behind that is light colors reflect the sun light while darker colors absorb it. I say hogwash, to heck with physics, either or, its too dang hot. The only time you need a chore done during summer, is If you have a garden that needs watering, I highly recommend doing that, this is a good excuse to actually wet yourself as a grown up outside.

If you are the sweaty type, don’t worry too much about it. This is actually good for you in the heat, you can always carry a bottle of water and splash yourself with it every once in while, this gives you a good excuse for that wet look. Don’t wear sleeveless shirts though, nothing looks more gross than sweaty armpits, wet or not.

If you have access to a supermarket, walk slowly around the fridge sections, you don’t have to actually buy anything. Just enjoy the air conditioning and cool breeze. Malls and shops work as well, enjoy your time in there for as long as possible.

The hottest time during the day is from 12 pm to around 3 pm. This is when the sun is closest and hence the heat, if you are outside at this time, then you are an idiot. Go back indoors and wait it out, better if you can sleep it off in a nice shady spot.

Stay cool people and enjoy your summer.

Why your last Job is like your Ex

There is a period of time when you separate from your significant other that you feel remorse  for leaving them, you look at their pictures and feel the regret, you think you will never find that connection again with anyone else and  when you see them, they seem to be having more fun without you. You think of calling them and begging them to take you back. You know it’s bad for you, the relationship never worked out and yet we look back at the good old days, always thinking that maybe we would be better off with them. Maybe just maybe they would take you back.

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The Art of being Lazy, a quick guide

We’re all lazy, we try not to be, but you know and I know that if you can, you’d sleep right through the day. Being lazy is an art form that not a lot of people know how to pull off, for some people being lazy is a full time job, a 24/7 full time job.

Waking up every morning is the first step to being lazy, wake up early, get out of bed and have a hearty breakfast, being lazy on an empty stomach takes away from energy better spent on laziness. Now the first thing you do after waking and eating your breakfast, is get your ass on the couch, stretch out and relax, do you have an appointment early in the morning, big mistake.

Rule#1: Never schedule an appointment early in the morning.

After relaxing on the couch, while watching a little early morning TV, go rest again in bed. Going to bed in the morning is the best part and the main reason for waking up early. This stage of the day can last as long as you want, don’t spend too much time in bed though, the day is not over yet.

Ideally get out of bed a little before noon, although if you want to spend more time in bed, go ahead. Once out of bed, change into something more comfortable, never over dress, I personally prefer a loose fitting jeans with a sweatshirt.

Rule#2: Never wear clothes that would hinder you

Sitting or lying down comfortably on a bed or sofa should always be comfortable.  Loose fitting clothes are always in fashion.

The general rule for meetings or shopping that you have to do outside the house is distance and convenience, always try to go to areas that are close to where you live, have easy transportation options or parking, if you’re scheduling the meeting, set it up somewhere close or even better let them come to you.

Rule#3: Never do more than one thing a day.

Once the meeting or chore is over, your day is done, go relax, if you can, have a snack. Mid day snacking is an important part of your daily schedule, it not only gives you an excuse to stop working but also gives you a chance to sit down and eat. Turning your lunch break into a traditional 3 course meal is not an easy task, very few employees have successfully mastered the art of telesnacking.

 

Working

A 9 to 5 job should not hinder your goal of being lazy, the same rules apply, the difference is time and location.

Someone will disagree and say you can’t work in a stable job and be as lazy as you are, I would disagree, if you commit yourself, you will find a way to make it work anywhere you are. Work is no different, it is and has been about making your employers get used to your schedule not the other way around.

With time, your employers will even appreciate the extra burst of energy that you throw their way. The trick is to pace yourself, one thing a day and never ever change your routine, that would be too much work.

Coming home in the afternoon gives you more time to relax, take your time undressing and changing again into your home clothes. A nice hot shower is a welcome addition to an already relaxing day.

Nothing beats a nice hot shower except sitting in bed naked under the sheets after that shower and snoozing for 10 minutes. After which you could go to sleep, or better yet, sit and watch TV, your excuse; disconnecting from the stress of the day.

Rule#4: Never rush through a meal.

Chew your food and savor the taste of each bite.

This schedule on a daily basis is guaranteed to relax and give you plenty of time to think about what you will do tomorrow.

Where do Stepmothers Fit In on Mother’s Day?

by Dalia el Sawy

With Mother’s Day approaching, we tend to remember all the wonderful things about our mothers. And so we should, mothers deserve it, after all, they’ve been there for us, they’ve taught us all we know, they’ve shared good and bad moments with us… but sometimes, it’s not the mother who has done all that. Sometimes it’s the stepmother.

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The Conversation Killer

Shyness can be one of the most debilitating character traits. I’m not talking about the kind of shyness where if someone compliments you , you blush… I’m talking about severe shyness, the kind where you simply can’t approach people, you can’t talk to people, you can’t make requests and sometimes you’re too scared to even make a phonecall.

It is self-doubt that leads us to being shy. It is very much related to how we perceive ourselves, how others perceive us and the importance we attach to how others perceive us. It is not our personality, as some psychologists would have you believe. Self-doubt is a negative characteristic that can be eliminated, and shyness is a character flaw that nobody needs to live with if they are seeking help in overcoming it.

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Where Have the Good Doctors Gone?

I have been in and out of so many doctors’ clinics that I have lost count. I am not ill, just never happy with the clinics or the doctors in them. There is always something wrong with them, and I think that when it comes to putting your health in someone else’s hands (literally), you have the right to be picky. I don’t know about you but there are two things that I desperately need in a doctor: hygiene and professionalism. Some of the doctors I have seen have managed to scare me away from any clinic for a long long time. Think I’m exaggerating? Well let me share some of my doctor stories and you can think about whether I’m exaggerating or not.

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The Truth about Cats and Dogs

I don’t understand men. When I say I don’t understand, I do not mean that I can’t identify with their behaviour, I do not mean that I do not comprehend their logic, I also do not mean that I disagree with their principles. What I am trying to say is that when they talk, I don’t actually understand a word they’re saying. Why is this? We are both human beings after all, and we both communicate through vowels and consonants, so why don’t I understand a word they say? This question has lead me to think, and think hard I did. I thought about all the possible reasons for this odd thing and I have come to a conclusion: we are different species. Please allow me to share my theory.

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Internet Love

I love the Internet. The amount of things you can do on it is unbelievable! I mean you can have access to news, keep in touch with friends, find information on just about anything, do research, participate in discussions and even chat online. The “information highway” makes possible unprecedented forms of communications. Never before have there been means of communication which have provided so many individuals with the ease and ability to engage in instantaneous, interactive communications with such a broad and diverse public.

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Child free by Choice

There’s a certain stigma associated with being female and being childfree. Because being childfree-by-choice is rather frowned upon in our child-centric society, most women who don’t want children, rarely say so openly. They try to avoid the disapproving stares and cries of, “How can you not want children?!” and go into hiding. In fact a woman who doesn’t want children is often labelled a selfish woman. It’s more difficult for a woman to admit that she does not want children as men are often exempt from such pressure. Women on the other hand must answer to other women, to mothers, to aunts, to neighbours and even to friends.

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