Magnolia Potter is a muggle from the Pacific Northwest who writes from time to time and covers a variety of topics. When Magnolia’s not writing, you can find her curled up with a good book.
There is a level of indescribable amazement that goes into grasping the profound strides that researchers have made in their understanding of the human brain and how we have used it to advance technology over the past half-century. The days of limited understanding of the neuro-network are gone. Although many scientists will admit that we are still at the beginning of our understanding of neurology, we are able to do much with the information we have.
Working from home isn’t all comfy slippers and typing from the couch — though it does sometimes involve those things.
Working from home is about creating a space that will make you productive and happy. Working remotely is becoming a popular option for people all over the world, but it has its downsides.
The job market for IT professionals is in a unique position. On one hand, IT companies are still thriving and changing with technology, and they always will be. On the other hand, the rest of the world is trying to catch up.
It’s that time of year again when we wave goodbye to one year and usher another one in. That means it’s also resolution time.
The problem with New Year’s resolutions is the failure rate. According to U.S. News, 80 percent of resolutions fail by mid-February. Failure has become so common that most of us probably expect to fail, especially if we haven’t seen our resolutions through in the past.
In our digital world, the 9-to-5 workday is becoming an obsolete relic of the past. Today’s workforce is multi-faceted, adaptable, and spans the globe.
For many workers, traveling is part of the job description. Work travel could mean attending an industry conference, or helping to open a new company branch in another city or country. Some individuals even make travel part of their lifestyle, working wherever the wind takes them. These workers are widely known as digital nomads.
It may be rather surprising for some to hear that the field of medicine is still riddled with issues of racism. Unfortunately, issues related to race still prevail both for people of color working within the medical system and for those seeking treatment by healthcare professionals. Although there have been a few steps taken to address the issue, it has not been enough.
Typically, special times of the year like the holidays, birthdays, and anniversaries are supposed to be filled with happiness, contentment, and feelings of love and thankfulness. However, these occasions can also be difficult to deal with when you are struggling with difficult personal matters like anxiety, depression, or even issues like addiction. Sometimes it’s hard to deal with the stress of these holidays and special occasions.
It’s easy to fall deeper and deeper into a dark place when y...
When my therapist first told me I was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), I balked at the diagnosis. “Isn’t that something that only soldiers or victims of sexual assault get?” I asked, bewildered. She smiled and shook her head. Clearly, this was a question she’d dealt with before. My therapist explained that although PTSD is most often referred to in regards to the military or sexual assault, it can affect people who have been exposed to anything particularly traumatic.
Do you remember the first time you set out to get in shape? There was probably an abundance of optimism, a little groaning about cardio, a TON of Googling. Finding a workout plan that seems doable, avoids the things you hate (looking at you, burpees), and works towards the results you want is a monster endeavor. There are so many options to choose from that it can make your head spin.
Figuring out your exercise regimen is downright easy compared to decoding the world of fitness supplements.
To be the best, you have to train like the best. Elite athletes practice a strict training regimen throughout the year that dictates their lifestyle each day. However, to maintain their maximum fitness levels, elite athletes must exercise lifestyle habits outside of their exercise routine. Diet, sleep schedule and exercise routine all work together to make our bodies healthy, and if you want to train like an elite athlete, you’ll have to adopt some healthy lifestyle habits as well.
Light can define the look of the room just as much as decor and furniture. The right color, placement, and intensity of light can make the difference between a room that feels homey and one that feels oppressive. Light can make a room feel more open or more cosy, can deepen shadows for a rustic feel, or open up a modern room.
However, light also has a direct effect on the human eyes and brain. The type of light that helps us stay alert and work will be bothersome during relaxing evenings and ...
Clutter collects everywhere, and everyone collects clutter. It’s just a part of modern life. No matter how much of a clean freak you might be, things build up. Coupons and menus that you might use later, bills and documents, gifts and souvenirs, impulse buys — surfaces clutter up quickly in any household. Add kids to the mix and keeping up can feel impossible!
Clutter has a strong relationship with psychology, and cluttered environments both cause, and are caused by, stress and anxiety. Clutt...
For any business or consumer organization, effective customer service is a crucial part of growing and retaining your customer base. If your company is a start-up and you’re not yet certain what your customer service team will look like, there are a few vital customer service skills you should integrate into your business to ensure your customers walk away with an exceptional experience after interacting with your company.
Here are a few steps to developing customer service skills in your org...
If you find yourself hosting more and more events, let candles be the centerpiece that really wows your guests. No matter the occasion or season, candles bring a spectacular element to any dining room spread or fireplace mantel. The key is to incorporate them in an effortless, complimentary way with the other decor in the room.
With the right eye and imagination, you can make candles the star of the show:
Blooming With Candles
When it comes to those extravagant centerpieces (or even those hum...
As I’m sure you know by now, a consistent content creation schedule is essential to a successful website. Unfortunately, as is bound to happen from time to time, you may find yourself with no idea what to write about. Idea generation can be a real challenge — coming up with new and interesting content ideas that both capture readers’ attention and engage them isn’t always the easiest of tasks.
Luckily, there is a solution!
If you feel like you’re all out of ideas, consider diving into the fol...