Annie Kiely is a freelance writer, editor and researcher who lives in the 'burbs of Toronto with her pets and her partner. Annie is an advocate for wellness, mental health education, and literacy. She loves animals and gardening (and food).
Recipe Filter: An Essential Tool for Anyone who Cooks
Cooking is an essential skill for any adult. It is the perfect way to take care of yourself and your loved ones, practice self-care, and to save money while eating a healthier diet. Many people are natural cooks, and many others are happy to experiment using standard recipes.
ADHD Productivity and the Pomodoro Method
If you have ADHD as an adult, you know that focusing on the right thing at the right time can feel like winning the lottery. Many adults with ADHD find the act of focusing to be extremely taxing, unlesshey happen to be fixated on something at the time.
Feeling Better through Bibliotherapy
When you’re in a difficult phase of your life, it can be overwhelming to think of where to begin to dig yourself out again. Sometimes you can feel so low that all the usual advice – exercise, sleep, see friends, set goals – can seem very overwhelming. Reading can feel like a chore for those that don’t enjoy it. But, if you’re someone who loves to be sucked into a good book, bibliotherapy can be a perfect way to move through grief, stress, or a hard time in your life.
The Rise of the Armchair Detective
True crime has exploded into popularity in the past few years. Documentaries, podcasts, and online groups have emerged that take interest in discussing the details of these crimes, particularly those that remain unsolved. True crime has always been a popular genre in books and TV, but in the past few years - armchair detectives have taken their sleuthing a step further.
Do You Have Adult ADHD?
ADHD is surprisingly common in adults, and is often misdiagnosed as another mood disorder. ADHD doesn't present as the hyperactive disorder many of us expect, and is often recognized as a result of the anxiety, stress, low self esteem, and anger that many of those with ADHD suffer. Many adults live with ADHD for years, developing coping mechanisms to help manage symptoms before they ever realize that ADHD is what they have been coping with all along. The year he turned 30, my partner took on a new job and his stress level had shot up more than expected. Depressed, anxious, and suffering from a plummet in self esteem, I began to piece together that he had been suffering for a long time from adult ADHD, and the coping mechanisms he had stopped working to cover up what he was having trouble with.
Top Cyber Security Companies
In the age of cyber security, many companies are stepping in to fill the security void that is created in the wake of new technological developments and the new ways we spend our time online. Today, there are hundreds, if not thousands of top tier security firms, all who offer cyber security at different levels, and with differentspecialties.
Top National Guard Jobs
If you're looking for a change in career, it may not have occured to you to seek out work through the National Guard. If you aren't seeking active miliatary work, it can seem like a dead end. But, you may not have considered the number of opportnities being made available through these forces. No matter what career you've been considering, the National Guard may be able to help get you there. Within a year, you could be taking advantage of the education and financial benefits of training within the National Guard. Whether you're looking to develop your current career, or get started in something new, the military provides the benefits, education, and future opportunities to make it an attractive option.
Most Reliable American Cars
When it comes to buying a new or used car, reliability is key. Your first thoughts might naturally go to immediate costs, comfortable handling, and monthly payments that you'll need to make. Keep in mind that reliability is the number one factor that will impact your long-term and unexpected costs. Whether you're considering resale value, repair costs, or which vehicle is best to buy used, consider the picks on this list. They have been rated among the most reliable American cars, and offer a variety of sizes, styles, and features to suit any lifestyle. But there are other factors that you might want to take into account when choosing your next car. The auto industry is essential to the United States, and one that has faced continuous competition from international car makers. Ensuring you buy an American car gives you ongoing access to parts, and helps to ensure you're supporting the National economy.
Writers Should Work for Free
Writing for free is a contentious subject. Many writers vehemently object to any free writing requests, and with good reason. Most writers (and all creatives, really) face an onslaught of requests for free work in exchange for recognition, or for a good cause. These requests undervalue the work that goes into writing, and the sentiment can make it hard for writers to maintain steady work, or earn a living wage.
Best Ice Wines
Ice wines are produced all over the world, and have become a specialty product of many regions - particularly the Niagara region in Ontario Canada (in the areas just north of Niagara falls). Long a local favorite, wine-drinkers around the world have begun to discover these delicious and sweet dessert wines that can only be grown in certain regions, and with select varieties of grapes.If you have never tried ice wine, or are hoping to expand your knowledge of this specialty wine, check out this list of 10 of the best ice wines available now! Their quality and flavor have impressed even the most discerning wine experts in the world.
Best Family Friendly Movies
Selecting a movie that interests the whole family can be a major challenge. Things that are age appropriate for the kids often may not be interesting for older members of the family. Family movie night is just not as fun unless the whole gang is interested in the movie. Check out this list of family-friendly movies that are sure to be a hit with the whole family (and will save you from watching the same movie on repeat).
15 Nostalgic Car Features You'll Never Forget
If you've been driving a long time, you may recognize some of these older car features, and even miss them when driving newer cars. Younger people may not even realize that many of the standard features and functions in a newer car have evolved over time, or only very recently been added.