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How To Embrace Your New Normal According To Your Personality Type

When we rang in the new year, little did we know it would turn out the way it did. Months later, we’re facing a “new normal” that still doesn’t seem to be defined or give closure to the rollercoaster we’ve been through. Oxford Languages defines normal as “the usual, average or typical state or condition.” With 72% of Americans stating that their lives have been disrupted to at least some degree, it is unlikely that we can just go back to the way things were before the global health crisis. Instead of simply coming to terms with the fact that the world as we know it has changed in the face of the COVID-19, why don’t we find ways to embrace your new normal? read more

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11 Funeral Alternatives in the Age of Social Distancing

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many families to postpone or even cancel life’s biggest moments, including funerals. Many people are feeling at a loss when thinking about ways to mourn their loved ones during times of uncertainty. As the new normal continues to take over our day-to-day, some have found alternative methods to celebrate the life of loved ones who’ve passed on such as video conference funerals. read more

2020 Best Friends Day Giveaway – Official Rules

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Graduation Messages: A Guide to What to Write in a Graduation Card

When someone special in your life is graduating it marks a time of celebration and good wishes. Whether you are celebrating together or apart, sending a graduation card to congratulate them on their achievement is the best way to wish them well! Unsure what to write in this special note? We’ve got you covered with over 100 graduation messages perfect for any family member or friend you want to say “hats off” to! read more

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The Perfect Air Purifying Plants For Your Space

Indoor plants are pretty awesome. They boost our productivity, reduce stress and fatigue, add life to otherwise bland living spaces, reduce noise level and even improve the air quality in our homes. While everyone should know that plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen during the process of photosynthesis, you may not be aware that they also have the ability to filter dust particles and harmful toxins out of the air we breathe. If you want to naturally improve the air quality in your home, stimulate your mental health and add pretty decor, a houseplant is your new best friend. read more

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How to Reach Your Helper’s High From Home

Due to current events, every act of kindness is powerful, and volunteering or using your talents to help others is the best way to get through this time of uncertainty. Studies show that helping other people can help you cope with anxiety and change, boosting your mood and overall improving your outlook on life. A study on volunteering during a crisis showed that eighty-nine percent of people felt happier overall thanks to their charitable efforts, and 78 percent reported that volunteering helped them better deal with disappointment and loss. Everyone has certain needs and giving back or finding ways to act with kindness not only benefits the receiver but the giver as well! But is there really a science to kindness and how long can these benefits last? read more

5 Flower Crafts To Do With Your Little Ones At Home

When your kids are not in kindergarten or school, it can get quite overwhelming to keep them entertained. After all, they are curious, energetic, little whirlwinds that need constant input. If you’ve already baked more cookies than you can eat, read every book on their shelves and don’t want to extend your children’s screen time, give them a cool flower craft to do! These five do it yourself projects (DIYs)  don’t require much of your help, will keep your kids occupied for a little while and you likely have the materials needed already at home. read more

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Wellness + WFH: Strategies from Professional Zen-Artists

As millions of Americans are now working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic many are experiencing challenges they never thought they would. From setting unfamiliar boundaries with family members to using less than comfortable home offices or work spaces, many are feeling the blues when it comes to their new work from home set-up. read more