Monday, December 18, 2017

How To Choose The Right Shampoo For Your Hair Type

Some of you might not think that choosing the appropriate shampoo and
conditioner for your hair makes a difference. Therefore you go to your local
supermarket and pick the one that’s on sale. This is okay, depending on your
hair type and depending on what you want the outcome of your hair to look like.
If you have curly hair or frizzy hair or even straight hair, there are shampoos
designed specifically for your hair type and they are designed carefully with
ingredients that will help keep your hair looking and feeling the best it could.
If you are someone who is losing their hair or you know someone who might be
than you will want to see this list of shampoos that can fix that hair loss situation.
Click the link above to learn about the best shampoos on the market if you are
one of those people or know a person who is losing their hair. You will be
surprised at just how fast your hair will start to grow back when you use the
shampoo designed for your hair needs.
The 5 Best Shampoos For Curly Hair:
·   L’Oreal Paris Ever Curl
·   Peppermint Tea Tree Shampoo
·   NYC The Curl Cleanser
·   OGX Coconut Curls Shampoo
·   Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl And Shine Shampoo
The 5 Best Shampoos For Straight Hair:
·   R+Co Smoothing Shampoo
·   OUAI Smooth Shampoo
·   John Frieda Flawlessly Straight Shampoo
·   OGX Ever Straight Keratin Therapy Shampoo
·   Aesop Calming Shampoo
The 5 Best Shampoos for Frizzy Hair:
·   Living Proof No Frizz Shampoo
·   NEXXUS Frizz Defy Shampoo
·   Bumble and Bumble Straight Shampoo
·   Pantene Repair & Protect
·   Aveda Dry Remedy
So do your research, and that research being pick one to meet your hair type
and give it a try. If you are not happy with that shampoo for some reason than
pick anyone one. I am sure you will be happy with any shampoo on the list
because they work wonders. It’s up to you if you want to buy the appropriate
conditioner that corresponds with the shampoo, but it is recommended because
most shampoos work the best with their partner. They are designed to work
Take into consideration what type of hair you have and what products will be
best for your hair. There are general shampoos and conditioners out there but if
you want your hair to look the best, I highly recommend one designed for your
hair type. Now remember, shampoo takes out the oils in your hair and
conditioner replaces those oils that were taken out with more oil. That’s why if
you over use on the conditioner, you might notice that your hair becomes a little

You are not suppose to wash your hair with shampoo every day because you are
taking out the natural oils that your hair produces, so make sure you are only
washing your hair with shampoo every couple days to keep your hair from drying
out. It’s advised to lay low on the heat if you blow dry your hair or use any hot
equipment on it- look into a product to help keep your hair straight or curly
without the heat.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

How Nutrition Has Extended Pro Careers

Professionals need to remain focused to stay on top of their game. Regardless of their specialty, a professional can only excel if they take the proper steps beforehand.
While a lot of this has to do with studying and training in their field or game of choice, nutrition also plays a role. Being healthy means less downtime, more energy, and a greater chance at success.
Nutrition is an evolving science with diet, exercise, sleep habits, and many other factors playing a role in how healthy a person can become. A commitment to a healthy lifestyle offers long-term rewards for professionals who want to go as far as they can with their craft.

What Benefits Does Nutrition Offer?

Being in good health is less about being free of ailments and more about having nutrition levels that are conducive to long-term wellness.
A person may never have to go to the doctor or take medicine, but their health can still suffer if they don’t have great habits. A balanced diet and good exercise regimen provide benefits like increased energy and even improved cognitive activity.
Like long games of sport or other endeavors that require constant focus, these activities are much easier when a person is healthy and alert. You don’t need to be an athlete to see the benefits of good nutrition. Anyone from Olympic medalist and fastest man on earth Usain Bolt to six time World Series of Poker winner Daniel Negreanu can use proper nutrition to perform at their highest level.

The Value of Nutrition for Professionals

Anyone who aims to be the best at a sport, game, or pastime usually focuses their efforts on learning the rules and strategies to help them excel.
Every endeavor is different, and demands a different type of focus from the individual. However, good nutrition is something that transcends industry and classification, providing widespread benefits for individuals from all walks of life.
From professional athletes to high-ranking poker players looking to capture big winnings, anyone can go further if they have good health. Professional Texas Hold’em players are perfect examples of professionals who seemingly play cards with little physical exertion for a living. The opposite is true.
At poker tournaments like the World Series of Poker, players sit in deep concentration for ten hours a day over an entire weekend to make a final table. You can’t have bad nutrition or poor physical health and be able to concentrate for that long.
For example, professional poker player Daniel Negreanu chose to go vegan in order to keep his stamina and concentration up at events like the World Series of Poker which he won six times. The vegan diet has helped Negreanu stay laser focused while in tournaments no matter if he’s playing Texas Hold’em, Omaha high low or Stud.

Extending Careers with Good Health

Many professionals see age as one of their greatest rivals. As people grow older, sometimes their senses can dull and their energy levels can diminish. While age can affect people from all types of careers, nutrition can slow this process.

Good nutrition habits help a person stick around in their profession longer, allowing them to extend their prime and enjoy success even into their later years.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How to Save Money to Buy Your First Car

I was 18 years old when I bought my first used, but new-to-me car. I was so proud of that little car: it was black, as all good cars should be, and what made it even more exciting was the fact that I paid for the car myself. I didn’t know that other 18 year old weren’t buying cars - I just thought that was what young adults did: Get a job. Buy a car. Turns out, people go their entire lives and never have enough money to buy a car, as you may well know. But if buying your first car is on your to-do, here are a few tips on how to save money to buy your first car.
The first thing you want to do is do some research on what kind of car you want to buy: new or used. I started looking at new cars at first because they were shiny and smelled good inside, but when it came down to dollars and cents (and sense!), used was the way to go for me. Back then (yes, I am old enough to say “back then”), we didn’t have Craiglist or Kijiji to just look up cars that were for sale. I spent hours driving around used car lots looking for the perfect car. If you are looking for some advice on a good quality car, check out Richard Hammond’s website. You know, the guy from Top Gear? He knows his stuff.
Once you know whether you are going to buy a new or used car, determine your budget by breaking down your weekly take home pay (net pay, after taxes and deductions), and determine how much you can set aside each week toward the purchase of your car. You might want to start a separate bank account just for your car money so you don’t spend it when it’s starts to get to an amount that can be inviting to you. I gave my money to my mom so I wouldn’t spend it.
Get a second part-time job if you need to. I worked extra weekends and evenings for an entire year to save enough money to buy my car. I had a part-time job already, but because the option for full time wasn’t there, I went out and found another part-time job. Together, the two part-time jobs gave me a full time income. And, obviously, I was living at home with my mom because I was 18 - so my bills were not that much to begin with. But as you know, when you are 18, it is easy to just blow through your money. I wanted a car more than I wanted to spend that money on other things.
The other thing I did that helped me save quite a bit of money was sell some of the things I owned. I was able to accumulate a few hundred dollars, which was enough to cover the cost of my licence and registration - which people tend to forget when they are pricing their vehicles. Again, before the time of Craigslist, selling stuff was not easy. Now it’s so easy.
So, set your sights on a car you like, determine your budget, get a part-time job if you need to, set up a savings account, commit to saving for the car, and sell some stuff if you need to - that car will be yours before you know it!
*Guest Post

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Best Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

Best Music Festivals to Attend This Summer

This is the year you are going to do it: you’re going to set out on the open road and take in as many music festivals are possible! Okay, so that is probably not realistic for most of us. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t schedule our lives around music festivals this summer, because they are going to be epic this year! Music is such a huge part of our lives and it’s always playing in the background. Now it’s time to put the music front and center with millions of other people and have the summer we’ve always wanted. Here are is a list of the best music festivals to attend this summer.


A music festival that needs no introduction! Bonnaroo is happening this year from June 8 - 11th in Tennessee. Hoards of people flock to Bonnaroo each summer and have an amazing music experience. For less than $400 per person, you can take in endless musical entertainment for artists from every genre imaginable. This festival does not disappoint. Make it a yearly tradition with your crew by making a road trip to the festival grounds. It’s worth the drive.

Bonanza Campout  

This. Is. Going. To. Be. Awesome. Seriously, if you love music, even a little, you need to check out this amazing festival. It is as it says: a campout. Thousands of people will make their way to Heber, Utah from June 23 - 25th this year and see an incredible line up of artists. It’s amazing that they can fit so many talented people into one giant valley. Load up the car and the cooler and set out for a great time!

Great Blue Heron Festival

Did someone say farm? The landscape for this festival is homegrown and welcoming. There’s plenty of room for everyone who is making their way to Sherman, New York from June 30 - July 2nd this year. You get a lot for your money with this festival. At less than $100 a ticket, you are going to love it. Plus, this festival prides itself on patron sponsorship so they don’t have flashy signs everywhere pushing big brand products. It’s just a free range festival on a farm. So fun.

Country Jam USA

What’s a music festival list with a country music festival listed? Whether you like to admit it or not, country music has one of the biggest followings in the world! And with so many crossover artists making a name for themselves in pop music, you are sure to know some of the names on this epic line up of artists. If you find yourself near Eau Claire, Wisconsin between July 20 - 22nd, you should go to this festival. It’s jam packed with talented country music artists and the price is less than $200 for two full days of entertainment. Some of these country artists charge that for one ticket to just one of their shows.

Wherever the road may take you this summer, make time to take in a music festival. You get a lot of bang for your buck when you get tickets to these events. It’s really fun to spend time outdoors and you get to meet a lot of exciting and interesting people. Enjoy!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

DIY Backyard Ideas: Spring 2017

With spring right around the corner, one of the best ways to gear up for the season is by sprucing up your backyard. Spring is recognizable by the colors, the flowers, and the endless DIY opportunities and today we’ll be going through a few of our favorites for the 2017 spring season. It’s a great time to open up your doors and get outside.


Gardens are a classic staple for the warmer seasons, and with the blooms expected in spring 2017, gardening is a perfect tool for revamping the outdoor areas of your home. Whether you’re planting a raised vegetable garden, creating a colorful door wreath out of homegrown flowers, or adding colorful marbles into the fencing around your garden – these projects are a perfect starting place for your spring creativity. Our favorite garden project for spring 2017? Decorating an outdoor fence with colorful marbles – here’s how!

·         Marbled Fences
Begin by finding your favorite marbles at your local craft stores. We recommend using newer marbles that are somewhat transparent. Next, determine the bit size you’ll need to bore a hole in whatever fencing you’re decorating. You’ll want the drill hole to be slightly smaller than the marble so it’s snug and less likely to fall out (we recommend practicing on scrap pieces of wood until you get everything just right). Next, go to town! When the sun hits your newly set marbles, it will create beautiful colorful lighting throughout your yard or garden!


As the nights get warmer and the sun stays out longer, there is nothing better than decorating your outdoor patio areas to make get-togethers even more enjoyable! A few of the trends for spring 2017 are Mason Jar lights, rope swings for the kids, and DIY outdoor chalkboards! The best and easiest outdoor décor idea that we’ve found this year? Rope swings – here’s how!

·         Rope Swing
Head over to your local hardware store and stock up on about 20 feet of “natural” rope (it won’t stretch like nylon will), a carabiner, and a packaged piece of round pine. Drill a hole through the center of the pine and weave your rope through. Knot the rope (we recommend a tree-climbing knot) through the seat and at the top. Wrap the rope over a sturdy branch, clip the carabiner to the hanging rope, and swing away!

Flowers are the biggest sign that spring is around the corner – and we recommend utilizing these blooming beauties as much as possible! There are endless amounts of creative DIY projects for this – however for Spring 2017, we’ve narrowed down our favorites to converted colander planters, dried flower candles, and zinnia pine cones! Our favorite? Zinnia Pine Cones – here’s how!

·         Zinnia Pine Cones
Pine cones are abundant this spring, and there are plenty of fun projects to use them for. If you’ve ever flipped a pine cone upside down, it resembles a beautiful Zinnia flower. Collect up some pine cones from your backyard, flip them upside down, and paint them with your favorite acrylic paints. Display them in a centerpiece or hang them with some outdoor lights, and your back yard will be beautifully decorated this Spring!

Spring 2017 is bound to be a great season! Utilizing some of these ideas will help you revamp, redo, and fall in love with your backyard area all over again. Start off the warmer seasons in style!

Friday, March 3, 2017

How to Choose the Right Charity for You

Finding the right charity to make a donation to is a difficult task indeed. There are so many stories of fraud and trouble with well-known charities that you can’t be sure where your money is going anymore. According to, the best way to start your search for a good charity is to start with a broad search. There are many good recommendation websites online that you can refer to when starting out. Use these sparingly to try and narrow your list of possible charities down a little. Don’t be too dependent on these websites, though.

Start Conducting Phone Interviews

You can either call the charity you have selected from the bigger list and ask them questions, or you can request a meeting to get a general idea of how it operates. Charities have special departments called development departments. The personnel in these departments have the job of fostering a relationship with potential donors. If you plan on making donations in the long term, you should do research, and do as much of it as possible.
While you are at it, take a look at the annual report of the charity. This report is public domain and will be a good indicator of how dedicated the charity is to its overarching mission and principles. Does your charity of choice have an aura of courage in its annual report or one of caution? Does the message it delivers inspire you? Always check the hard facts before making a decision.

Inquire About Their Goals and Progress

When you talk to the representatives at the charity, ask them to provide you with actual data and analytics that support their claims of progress towards their mission objectives. Ask them what metrics they use to measure their success and whether they would call themselves successful. If the charity doesn’t have the slightest idea about the data they collect, they probably won’t be a good option for you.
Sometimes, though, it can be an issue because the organization’s effectiveness won’t be directly related to the problems they solve. For example, if their mission is to solve a problem that will take a while to resolve, they might seem like they aren't making any real progress. In cases like these, ask for their short-term goals and statements of what they have accomplished so far.
A good example of this is if a charity has a mission to provide better education to children in Mogadishu. They may not be able to completely solve the problem but ask for statistics of students who have passed exams due to the schooling given by charity funding.

Charities Need Some Business Sense

Most charities try to appeal to your softer side. Many people donate without a second thought when shown an image of a starving person. By bringing business strategies into the decision-making process when selecting a charity, you gain some useful insights into which companies are doing work that matters and which are doing nothing to achieve their goals.