The Perks of Having Two Confidants

Confidant – a person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.                              ~ Oxford Dictionary Like the definition states, a personal confidant is a person who has a “patient ear” and is…

Ten Ways to Express Your Love to Someone

People say that maintaining your love for someone is harder than finding the right one. It requires a great deal of time and effort but it’s worth the sacrifices. If you want to keep your love burning, express it often. Here are some effective ways: Cook their favorite meal and surprise them even if there’s…

A Letter to My Younger Self

Dear younger me, When your parents scold you and give you pieces of advice, don’t get angry. Don’t ever do that. Instead, listen to them. They are right most of the time. Don’t cut your hair; you’ll regret it. Pay attention to your Science and Math classes. Don’t become too close to anyone. Don’t consider them…

Early Bird vs. Night Owl: On Which Side Are You?

The “early birds versus night owls” debate has been present for quite a long time. We have lauded the early bird for centuries. After all, they “catch the worm” and are “healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Yet, recent studies reported that night owls are smarter than early risers. But many people still debate the results; they…

My House Is on Fire! What Shall I Save?

What if my own house catches a fire (God forbid) and I have time to save only five items from it? Below are the things I’d like to grab immediately: Documents (identification cards, birth certificates, diplomas, and other certificates) – It’s good that we keep our personal records and other important documents in one plastic…

Why Some Songs Keep Playing in Your Head

Have you ever felt frustrated being stuck in a song that seems to play on an endless loop inside your head? While the “Last Song Syndrome (LSS)” lasts for hours in many people, some suffer for several days. Luckily, after extensive researches and studies, experts found out why songs are stuck and how to get them…

Is Hands-On Training The Best Way to Learn a Skill?

Hands-on learning is an educational method that requires the hands and body to perform a certain task. When we combine activities that require talking, listening, and moving, it activates multiple areas of our brains. “The more parts of your brain you use, the more likely you are to retain information,” says education expert Judith Dodge….

Music as an Inspiration: Going Out to the Real World

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen Music has always been a huge part of my life, even from an early age. Every morning, the songs coming from our radio is the first thing I hear. I grew up in a music-loving family so I appreciate and enjoy listening to various music genres….

Opportunities in Disguise: The Benefits of Working near Your Home

Choosing between a job near home with less pay and long commute with a higher salary, most would choose the latter because they believe that the pay would compensate the travel. Little they did know that the previous option has its own stunning advantages. Let’s enumerate them and reveal why choosing a work closer to…

Five Easy Steps to Achieve Your Dream

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens What’s your dream? Each of us has that one dream we’ve always held close to our hearts. While some want to start their own business, others wish to…

Five Songs to Listen When You’re Fed Up with Love and Adulthood

Exhausted with the challenges of love and adulthood? If you’re tired of nagging, money problems, unrequited love, cheaters, or an awful day, this playlist might relate or help you see things positively. 1.  “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” – Cyndi Lauper It’s the perfect track when you’re bored in your work routine or annoyed…

My Idea of Perfect Spaces for Reading and Writing

Both reading and writing don’t just require fresh and peaceful mind for people to accomplish them. Environment is one vital factor that affects these human activities. Apparently, the atmosphere readers and writers prefer varies from one person to another. These preferences depend on one’s personality and changing moods. Is there a “perfect” space for reading…