It’s that time of year where everyone's talking about “new year, new me!” and “out with the old, in with the new.” For some people, decluttering and downsizing is a huge part of that process. There are plenty of articles out there that give you tips and tricks on how to do this properly, but very few articles take into consideration the effect that being transgender has on the decluttering process. When I first did the minimalism challenge in January of this year, I found that my decluttering process was guided by my experience as a trans person. For example, when downsizing my jewelry collection, the items personalised with my dead name were among the first things to go. So if you’re trans, and thinking of decluttering for the new year, this article is here to offer some unique tips and tricks. Please keep in mind that these are all only suggestions, and they may not all work for everyone.
Living in a house with other people isn’t easy. And while it wasn’t my first choice, it’s where I am for the time being. One of the things I really have to get used to is sharing a washer and dryer. Which is what can happen when if you decide to uproot your life and move six hundred miles away on a whim.
Christmas has become severely commercialized and most of us can agree that it can be wallet draining. We want to shower the people we love with beautiful jewelry and new cars, but it can backfire on us. Our economy is more stable than in the past, but still a lot of people live paycheck to paycheck. There are a lot of reasons for this, but with Christmas especially, many people cannot afford such extravagant gifts. Some people even tend to go further into debt around the holidays while others rely on a holiday bonus that any company can revoke if they so please.
Whether it's study night or for long term application, the truth with learning is that one size does not fit all. There are five different learning styles according to the VARK model, so if we can identify your style, you can capitalize on your style’s particular strengths. Let’s dive in and start by taking a look at the five different types of learning.
I always try to decrease my carbon footprint where I can. I recycle, I buy local produce, and overall try to be an eco-friendly consumer. I'm not perfect, of course, as a lot of products might be considered "better" for the environment, but... they don't always work the same. And they can be really expensive. I'm not made of money over here!
Negotiation is a daily process for every human being. You negotiate when you are picking the restaurant to eat with your partner. Or when you are trying to discuss a promotion with your boss. Sometimes it works well to your advantage. Other times, not so much, it can leave you swimming in depth of infuriating circles.
It's embarrassing to admit, but I had a bed bug infestation. They ate my girlfriend up every night. We weren't even sure what they were until we did some investigating.
Working in sales is a special type of brutal. It's the kind of brutality that has people insulting you to your face, working against you while you're trying to make ends meet, and also where you find yourself being forced to keep a smile on your face for no apparent reason.
When it comes to things that should be exciting but actually turn out to be stressful, buying your first home is at the top of the list. Prices are steep, inventory is limited, and finding a great agent isn’t easy. In fact, it can be pretty rough.