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How to stay connected during a pandemic
In 2020, the world changed overnight. When the terrible COVID-19 pandemic struck, our way of life changed suddenly and for some, drastically. Many people were unable to keep their jobs or go into work for fear of getting sick or having no one to watch the kids. Schools have chosen to teach remotely and colleges sent their students home. The people who were lucky enough to keep their jobs were mostly stuck working with the public and putting their own safety at risk or told to work from home.
8 signs you are not ready for a tattoo
These days it seems like everyone is getting a tattoo. Whether it is your friend, sibling or co-worker, we all know someone who has a tattoo. I have a tattoo, and I absolutely love it, but only because I put a lot of thought and preparation into getting mine. With all the tattoo hype that we see, it is easy to find yourself wanting a tattoo as well. But are you really ready for one? Here are seven signs that you may not be ready for a tattoo quite yet.
Getting your first tattoo?
Tattoos are a wonderful, artistic and permanent way to express ourselves. In our modern society, having tattoos are much more acceptable and getting one is easier than ever. Getting a tattoo is a big deal. It is something that you should not do without some careful consideration or preparation but if done correctly can be extremely worthwhile. Before embarking on your journey to receiving your first ink, here are a few things every tattoo virgin should know.
How to get over the fear of solo travel
Everyone should travel solo at least once in their life. It is a very rewarding experience that will leave the traveler feeling more confident and capable. Recently, I went on my very first solo travel trip but it took me a few months to feel comfortable enough to travel on my own. I get it, traveling alone can be scary especially if you are a woman. In fact, if someone had asked me two years ago if I would ever travel alone my answer would have been a definite "no". But oh how the times have changed. I have compiled a list of the top five biggest reasons people (and my past self) are afraid to travel alone and how to get over that fear. Let me start by saying that there are so many reasons to travel solo and only a few keeping people from the world. People travel solo not because they can't find someone to go with them, but they make the conscious choice to do so. Even if you prefer to travel with someone else, life is too short to wait around for others.
The Disappearance of Madeleine Mccann
On the fateful day of May 3rd in 2007, young Madeleine went missing from her families apartment in Portugal. What started as a seemingly perfect family vacation ended in tragedy. The day Madeleine went missing had began as normal with the family spending the day at a pool, laughing and swimming. At the end of the night, the parents left their three children in the room while they went bar with friends. This was something that the adults did every night, and they would check in with their kids at least once an hour.
What It's Like Owning a Pet Snake
"You have a snake?" my friend asked as she gasped and gave me a look of pure horror. Unfortunately, this was not the first time I had gotten this reaction from someone when they find out what I keep in my room as a pet. In fact, before I get my snake my dad told me that I shouldn't post anything about my snake on social media because "people wouldn't understand and they would think I'm weird." Harsh, right? I certainly thought so.
5 Ride-Share Horror Stories
Ride-share services have become quite the norm. People would much rather call an Uber or Lyft driver than an old fashioned taxi. However, Uber specifically does not do a background check on their employees or meet them for an interview prior to hiring them (currently). The requirements Uber drivers need to meet are not steep, and most people with a car that was made in the last decade can apply and expect to be hired. But how safe really are these ride-share services? You decide.
Amazing Tips for First-Time Travelers
So you have made the wonderful (but sometimes scary) decision to travel the world. Deciding to travel for the first time can be a huge step, and one that is not for the faint of heart. While traveling does not necessarily mean leaving the country, this blog is directed mostly to those who are leaving their country of origin. Whether you are traveling for the first time, still deciding if you want to travel, or if you are new to the travel game, then this post was made for you! Before you can pack your suitcase, there are a few things you must keep in mind.