10 Things NOT to do on a first date

10 Things NOT to do on a first date

Going on a first date can be extremely nerve wracking, especially if it’s your first date ever. The key to successful dating is to be honest. Be yourself, whoever that may be. If the person likes who you are, then you’re already on the right track. With that said, first impressions are still extremely important. Here are some things you should avoid on your first date to make sure you get that phone call for your second.

1. Being late

Being LateWhat’s just as valuable as money? Time. That’s why you should treat your date’s time as preciously as your own. It’s also a sign of respect to be punctual. If you are running late, let your date know right away. Hopefully that’s before you’re supposed to there.

2. Acting uninterested or entitled

Acting uninterestedRelationships involve give and take. Sure, you were asked out, but don’t feel all special and entitled because of it. Your untouchable attitude will make your date awkward and take the fun out of it. Plus, your date knows that there are other fish out there. Look, if you said yes, chances are you like him too, so open up!

3. Dressing too down or up

Dressing too upShowing up in yoga clothes to a fancy sushi dinner may alert your date that you are unstable or simply don’t care about how you look. This is a huge turn off. If you’re unsure about the formality, simply ask. Avoid creating unwanted attention by being prepared.

4. Being gross

Being GrossEven if you’re not used to being feminine and careful, do your best. Make sure not to do things such as belching, picking your nose, or farting. For your meal, avoid ordering a messy dish or a dish with a ton of bones. Some fancy dining etiquette may help too!

5. Talking about yourself endlessly

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAR3AAAAJDMwZTE5ZTc1LTBiYzgtNDgyNC04MDg4LTZhM2U1MzgxNTkzMwIt’s great to have confidence in who you are. Nevertheless, it’s even more attractive to use actions instead of words. Let your actions show your confidence. When you can’t stop rambling on about yourself, you come off as selfish and conceited.

6. Dragging your luggage along


Problems-In-LifeThis one’s common sense for most people. No talking about anti-depressants or prescription drugs. No talking about money troubles or an abusive mother. All that stuff can wait till later, much later.

7. Mentioning desire for marriage or kids

Mentioning desire for marriage or kidsNever talk about things like getting married or having kids on your first date. Dating is a process that takes time. Talking about such serious topics can make your date feel uncomfortable. He might even just run away after that.

8. Paying partial attention

Paying partial attentionIf there was ever a time to focus, it’s now. That doesn’t just mean listening, but also understanding and remembering. Focus on your date, not your phone. Nothing is more annoying than trying to make conversation with someone with their face surgically attached to their phone. If you can’t control yourself, how about turn your phone off for a change?

9. Getting wasted

Getting_WastedA first date is meant for introduction and getting to know each other. Having to be carried home by a guy you just met isn't classy. Neither is puking in the cab. Sure, a couple of drinks can be fun and loosen you up, but remember to know your limits and stick to them.

10. Looking elsewhere

Looking_ElsewhereOne of the most important things while going on a date is to give your date your undivided attention. That means no staring at the handsome bachelor that just walked in the restaurant. That means no peeking at the next charming guy you walk by on the street. That’s a deal breaker for just about every guy out there.


Life Changing Movies

Life Changing Movies

The best inspirational movies leave an unforgettable impression on the viewer. These movies put you in the shoes of hardship, love, and perseverance. Hopefully, they give you a new perspective on your own life, as well as the lives of others. With no further ado, let us begin.

1. American Beauty

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Lester Burnham is a 42 year old father and husband who serves as the story’s narrator. He becomes instantly attracted to his daughter’s best friend, and does the unthinkable to get her attention. What follows is a story of dream chasing self realisation.

2. One flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest

03d889a3c27ce747b4684b418b1f0fa5McMurphy, a man with a criminal past and several convictions, finds himself in jail once again. To escape prison labour duties, he acts mentally insane only to be transferred to a mental asylum. There he forms friendships and acts as the leader in overthrowing the tyrant Nurse Ratched.

3. Forrest Gump

be83e279b33387c2cc2a6a9418352f76A simple-minded boy grows up in Alabama with his best friend, a beautiful girl named Jenny. By far not the most intelligent, Forrest Gump succeeds in life through a mixture of luck, destiny, and will. Although he has accomplished notable achievements, Forrest continues to long for the love of his childhood sweetheart Jenny.

4. The Pursuit of Happyness

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An educated salesman named Christopher Gardner struggles financially after investing in a device that doesn’t reek profits. He loses his wife, his house, his bank account - everything, except his son. To save his future and the future of his child, Christopher pursues an epic career change against unrelenting circumstances.

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Frankie Dunn is an experienced trainer with an unsettled relationship with his daughter. That’s when Maggie Fitzgerald, a waitress with a dysfunctional family, decides to make a difference through boxing. She convinces Frankie to train her, and they build a beautiful relationship in the process.

6. The Blind Side

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17 year old homeless Michael Oher is an African American youth with a broken family. With nowhere to go, he is adopted by a caring woman living in an upscale home with her husband and two children. She goes on to help Michael realise his academic and athletic potential, mold
ing him into one of the 2009 NFL Draft’s top prospects.

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When Pi’s family’s zoo business fails, they embark on a sea voyage to Canada to start a new life, along with their animals. Along the journey, a devastating storm hits and sinks nearly all that Pi holds dear, leaving him as the only human survivor. However, a fearsome Bengal tiger has also found refuge on the lifeboat.

8. Love and Basketball

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11 year old neighbours Quincy and Monica meet on the basketball court and instantly become rivals, both with dreams of playing in the pros. Their love-hate relationship continues into high school, where they put aside their differences and become lovers. As they mature and their individual lives get more hectic, they struggle to find the balance between love and basketball.


10 EASY Tricks to Lose Belly Fat In a Heartbeat!

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Summer’s coming fast and it’s time to ask yourself: how do YOU want to look? More importantly, how do you want to FEEL? Staying slim, strong, and healthy not only lets you look good, but gives you the confidence to go about your daily life. With that said, these are the 10 easiest ways to shed fat and stay fit for spring and summer!

1. Stay away from the scale!

large (15)The biggest reason to stay away from the scale is because your weight doesn’t reflect your body composition. You can gain 10 pounds of muscle and lose 10 pounds of fat, but on the scale you’ll weigh the same.

The best way to self reflect on your progress is to look in the mirror and ask yourself: How do I look? Even more importantly, how do I feel? Another simple way to track progress is to take progress pictures on a regular basis and compare you right now to you in the past.

2. Train with heavy weights as often as you can

large (16)The more weight you lift, the more force you are exerting. The more force you exert, the more calories you burn. The more calories you burn, the more weight you lose! Moreover, most of the exercises that you can lift heavy amounts on will be composite exercises, which means you are training multiple muscle body parts at the same time.

3. Do high intensity interval training with little rest

large (17)Little rest between sets ensures that your heart rate will stay high between exercises. For example, you can use your watch to keep track of the amount of time you are resting. Doing so puts your body in a rhythm. You can almost think of these types of workouts as quick cardio workouts, but with a much higher intensity.

4. Eat the RIGHT fats.

large (19)That’s right. You heard it. Eating fat can help you lose weight. Of course, this is dependent on the type of fat that you consume. While consuming fats from fish, nuts, and certain types of oil can help you lose weight, going out to McDonald's and eating Big Macs will only make you fatter. Nonetheless, binge eating almonds on movie night won’t help you either.

5. Reduce your daily carbohydrate intake

large (18)Carbohydrates such as rice and bread may fill you up, but so can other foods. To lose weight, most of your carbohydrates should come from vegetables and healthy brown rice or whole wheat bread.

Another good way to control carbohydrate intake is to consume most, if not all of it during the morning and lunch time. This way, you have the rest of the day to burn off all the energy that carbohydrates give you!

6. Eat more meat and proteins!

large (20)Consuming more protein boosts your metabolism. Actually, your body burns more calories while digesting proteins than fats or carbohydrates. Thinking about it this way will make it easier: protein builds muscle, everything else builds fat!

7. Eat MORE meals, but in smaller portions

large (21)Eating smaller portions gives your body enough time to digest your meals. Moreover, you won’t be stressing your body to do too much work by overeating. Not eating for a long period of time is also harmful, since this puts your body into a ‘starvation’ mode, which means that you’re burning muscles to use for energy instead of fat.

8. Drink WATER

large (22)Drink a lot of water. In other words, avoid sugary drinks like sodas and even juices. Next time you shop for drinks at a supermarket, take a look at the sugar contents before making your choice. Fat or saturated fat can put extra weight on your body, but so can unnecessary sugars. Follow this rule: don’t drink water to satisfy your thirst, drink water to never be thirsty.

9. Sleep well at night

large (23)Sleeping well is a key part of every healthy lifestyle. In other words, it’s impossible to live healthy and happy if you’re running on a couple hours of sleep a day. Some benefits include: improved memory, longer lifespan, better sex life, a clear train of thought, as well as better mood and weight control. So to sum it up, sleep is VERY VERY important, and you should get a minimum 7 hours a day if you are actively engaged in physical activity.

10. Be consistent and patient

large (24)One of the biggest problems that people have is their consistency. To be more specific, people workout for a couple of weeks or even a month expecting significant progress, don’t see it, and never touch a weight ever again. The truth is, it may take more than even a month for your body to adjust to your new habits, and thus your progress may be delayed. The key is to stay consistent with your new healthy lifestyle, be patient, and believe in the work you put in at the gym.


8 Quickest Hangover Cures

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Many of us have, at one point or another, downed one too many drinks on a night out. What follows the morning after is regret, self-pity, and a pounding headache. We can’t promise a miracle cure to any of those things, but we can promise the next best thing. These following remedies will have you feeling like a fully able and functional human being in no time.

1. Water

How-To-Make-A-Water-XylophoneHangovers are a sign that your body is extremely dehydrated. Alcohol depletes your body of water which leads to this dehydration, the main reason you feel horrible. Intaking large amounts of water is not only the simplest but also the most effective way to cure a hangover. Drinking water will lessen the severity of headaches, fatigue, nausea, confusion, and overall uneasiness of the body.

2. Sleep

184441379Another effect of drinking is that it disrupts your sleep cycle. This is why you might feel tired even if you did get a good amount of sleep. The only solution? Sleep some more!

3. Light exercise

girl-joggingSome gentle exercise such as a walk, a light jog or swim can do wonders for your hangover. The endorphins released during exercise can help improve your mood and also speeds up the process of metabolizing the alcohol. Remember to drink a lot of water before, during, and after your exercise to make sure you are properly hydrated. Otherwise, don’t bother.

4. Painkillers

635946464815497762-1761441426_Prescription-Drug-OverdosesYour first reaction to your hangover might be to reach for painkillers. This isn’t a bad idea - just make sure you take the right ones in the right dosage. Stick to nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or ibuprofen. Do not take tylenol - it might help your headache, but combined with a liver that's working overtime to metabolize alcohol, the aftereffect could be lethal.

5. Ginger tea

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Ginger helps alleviate nausea due to hangovers as well as motion sickness. What’s even better is how easy it is to make. Simply cut up some ginger root and boil it in water! Peppermint and green tea are also known to be helpful in curing hangovers.

6. Bananas

maxresdefaultDue to overdrinking, lots of potassium is released from the body. To replenish potassium as well as lost electrolytes, eat a banana or even two. Moreover, bananas can help calm the stomach and provide valuable energy for the day. If you’re not a fruits person, mix up a banana smoothie with some honey and you’re all set!

7. Toast and Crackers

Transform-toast-into-breakfastNormally when blood sugar levels dip, your liver reacts by producing more glucose from stored carbohydrates. However, with so much alcohol in your body, your liver is busy metabolizing the alcohol and thus your blood sugar levels stay low. This is why you feel irritable and tired. Toast and crackers, along with other forms of carbs can help bring blood sugar back to regular levels.

8. Distraction

Young-woman-watching-televisionBeating yourself up over a hangover will only make you feel worse. Distract yourself with something enjoyable but not too taxing. Take this time in your “free” day to catch up on TV shows, read a book, or take a bubble bath!


Bedroom Exercises That Tone Your Abs!

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Bedroom Exercise That Tone Your Abs!

Why spend time going to the gym only to wait for your turn on the squat rack? These exercises will tone your abs, burn your fat, and build core strength all while you’re in the comfort of your own bedroom.

1. Knee hugs

WORK OUT-04While lying completely flat on your back, bend your knee so that it reaches your chest. Alternate between left and right until you feel warmed up and ready for the rest of this vigorous(not) workout. Don’t forget to split your reps up into at least 3 sets. Even warm up sets require rest in between!

2. Leg lifts

WORK OUT-05This exercise is similar to knee hugs. But this time instead of bending your knees, keep your leg tense and straight and raise it until it forms a 90 degree angle with your upper body. The key is that the rest of your body should be completely flat on your bed, including your arms and head. Go for 2-3 sets of 10 reps for each leg!

3. Crunches

WORK OUT-02Now for some core engagement. I’m sure you know what a crunch is, but for those of you who have never exercised in your life, imagine half of a sit-up. While lying flat on your bed with legs bent, put your hands behind your head and elevate your upper body 45 degrees off the bed. Try for 3 sets of 20 reps.

4. Ankle touches

WORK OUT-03Get into your crunch position but this time with your hands on both sides of your torso. With your legs still bent, reach for your ankle with your hand. Then alternate to the other hand and that's 1 repetition! Do 15 reps for 2-3 sets.

5. Planking

WORK OUT-01Planking is especially good on your bed since your mattress is soft so your core has to work extra hard to keep your balance. Get into pushup position but with your forearms and elbows on the bed instead of your hands. Putting all your weight on your forearms and toes, keep your body straight throughout and hold that position for 25 seconds. Do this for 2-3 sets.

6. Squats

WORK OUT-06Stand up straight next to your bed with your back facing the bed. You need to be close enough to the bed that when you sit down, your bum touches the bed’s edge. And that’s a squat! Go for 4 sets of 15-20 of these and you’re guaranteed to feel your quads, hamstrings and glutes. In other words, your legs and bum!


10 Ideas for your summer bucket list

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10 Things to do when you're bored in Summer

Run out of ideas for summertime fun? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Add these 10 activities to your summer bucket list to rejuvenate your adventurous side and have a thrill!

1. Stargazing

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Stargazing is a must have for everyone's summer bucket list. The internet makes it easy to find out exactly what star will appear at what time, and the best location for the best view. So grab a blanket, your choice of refreshments, and prepare to enjoy the beautiful summer night sky. If you’re lucky, you might even see a shooting star!

2. Build a sandcastle

Sand Castle at the BeachGet yourself some buckets, find a spot where the sand is moist but not too wet, and get started on your masterpiece! Use as much imagination as you can and don’t hold back! Remember, this is your piece of art with you as the only artist!

3. Collect seashells at the beach

beautiful_seashells_and_starfish_photo-1920x1080Seashells come in all shapes, colours, sizes .. you name it! Grab a mason jar and go to the beach and start collecting seashells of your choice. You can display them at home or make seashell crafts such as seashell shadowboxes or shell candles. The possibilities are endless!

4. Ride a ferris wheel

coachella-1083735_960_720What’s more relaxing than overlooking the entire city in the open summer air? Don’t forget to take a selfie at the top!

5. Go on a road trip

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Plan out a road trip with your best friends. Or if you’re more of a free spirit, simply hit the open road and see where it takes you. It doesn’t have to be long or far, just get out of the city environment and enjoy the nature, wildlife, and scenery.

6. Enjoy s'mores at a campfire

smoresWhat better way to bond than to share stories in front of a warm campfire while enjoying delicious s’mores. Grab a couple of friends or family members and hit the beach or maybe a forest setting. Hopefully one of you know how to make a fire!

7. Camp out in your backyard

restaurants_CampingGrill_view1Many of us have always wanted to snuggle up in a sleeping bag. However, some of us can’t handle the bugs, the animals, and intensity of a real camping trip. The next best thing? Campout in your backyard! The nature definitely won’t be as scary and if you do wind up feel uneasy you can go back to the comfort of your home.

8. Barbecue and potluck

BarbecueInvite your neighbours over for a barbecue and potluck. It’s a great way to strengthen community spirit and bond with your fellow peers. On top of that, enjoy an awesome meal and ice cold refreshments. Careful not to burn the food though!

9. Geocaching

geocache-398019_1280Geocaching is a great way to discover your adventurous side. It’s an outdoor activity in which participants use a GPS or other navigational devices to look for boxes called “geocaches”. Once you find the box you can log in your visit and swap one of the “goodies” in the box for something of your own.

10. Make homemade ice cream

gallery-1439327950-puffle-cone-3Why buy ice cream when you can make your own ice cream that’s just as tasty but also low in fat and organic? There’s many online recipes that you can use although a couple will require an ice cream maker. Use what you have to treat yourself to some delicious dessert!


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June Summer Playlist

June Summer Playlist

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Summer is here, our fav season. Playlist of this month to chill at the pool, enjoy!


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