Zakiya Kassam

Tips for Creating a Healthy Work Lunch

When it comes to packing a lunch for work, it can be tempting to opt for something quick, easy, and microwaveable or forgo the packed lunch all together and eat out instead. It’s a widely known fact that you are what you eat, meaning that what you consume for your lunch can directly affect your […]

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Hair Care Tips For Men

Contrary to common belief, men care about having good-looking hair too, (even though they’re not flipping their shiny manes around in shampoo commercials). That said, boy hair really isn’t that different than girl hair and should be treated with the same amount of TLC no matter whose head it’s on. Keep reading for some not-so-secret […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input  What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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Understanding the Law of Attraction

  Has anyone ever told you, if you want something badly enough, you can make it happen? Well, beyond putting in good, honest hard work, this statement may have merit. In a grander sense, philosophers theorize that if you focus, emote and believe in the things you want, and further, believe that they can happen […]

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Romantic Date Night Ideas on a Budget

  Rather than spending your hard earned cash on overpriced food and wine at an over-crowded restaurant, why not shake things up with one of these alternative, budget-friendly date ideas.   Go Bowling When you’re young, renting out a lane or even paying on a game-by-game basis may seem costly but the price of bowling […]

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How to Avoid a Mom Jean Fiasco

  Whether you’ve watched this uproarious SNL skit or not, you’ve probably head the term “mom jeans” once or twice before. According to SNL, mom jeans can be easily identified by their “nine inch zipper and casual front pleats.” While the high-waisted pant has, without a doubt, made a comeback in recent years, they differ […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and if you have someone special in your life, hopefully you’re well prepared. If not, we’ve got a roundup for you! Check out these six, sweet and simple DIY Valentine’s Days gifts that will show your SO how much you care.   Heart-crafted paperclips Details and instructions.   […]

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Decor Tips for Kids’ Rooms

Your child’s bedroom, if decorated the right way, can be a place of rest, play, refuge and creativity. Here are a few tips to help you achieve just that.   Get Their Input What’s your child’s favorite color? Do they like marine life or outer space? Do they like to read or paint or both? […]

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10 Fun Activities You Can Do With Your Dog

When it comes to caring for a dog, keeping them active is key. Aside from walks and fetch, how do you keep your dog entertained and in good shape? We’ve rounded up ten dog-friendly ideas that are fun for both man and his best friend.   Take them hiking. There are some trails that allow dogs […]

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Last Minute Valentines Day Gift Ideas For Your S.O. (that aren’t flowers, chocolates or a card)

Much like birthdays, anniversaries and school photo days, Valentine’s day is one of those occasions that has the tendency to sneak up on you. If you find yourself unprepared come February 14th, we have some last-minute suggestions you can whip up or pick up right in time for V-day.   A homemade heart shaped pizza […]

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Family-Friendly Movies About Love to Watch With Your Kids on Valentines Day

If you’ve watched a movie in the past decade or so, you’ll know that most movies tend to have underlying themes pertaining to love. This is because love is exciting, coveted, and relatable. When it comes to a day like Valentine’s Day, where love is in the air (and in the mall and on TV […]

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Valentine’s Day Cards to DIY With Your Kids

If you have a child in school, you’ll know Valentine’s Day often comes with a lot of pressure. Most schools have rules pertaining to Valentines: If you want to give one person a card, you should give the whole class cards. In theory, this rule is well intentioned and saves your child and their peers […]

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Valentines Day Traditions to Start With Your Family

If you have kids, you’ll know that Valentine’s Day festivities are openly celebrated at schools, day cares and amongst friends, the idea being that romantic love isn’t the only kind of love that should be commemorated. Extend this mentality to your home and teach your kids the importance and value of familial love, by starting some love-day traditions as a family. […]

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Valentine’s Day Style Tips for Women

Whether you’re staying in or going out this Valentine’s Day, compiling the perfect outfit that’s both cute and seasonally appropriate can be a challenge. Let us help with your outfit woes with these sweet style tips specially suited for sweetheart’s day.   Don’t limit yourself to pink or red Wear a color you know you […]

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Valentine’s Day Style Tips for Men

Valentine’s Day is upon us and if you’ve got an upcoming date, the pressure to look sharp is likely on. Keep reading for our tips on impressing your date on this special day.   Rock your facial hair, but make sure it’s groomed Showing up to a date, especially for one on a high profile […]

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Valentine`s Day Recipes To Make With Your Kids

If you have a family, you’ll know that the Valentine’s Day festivities are never limited to just mom and dad, and rightly so. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be limited to love in the romantic sense, but love in general.  Getting your kids involved in your Valentine’s festivities is a great way to spark family […]

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Valentine`s Day Cocktail Ideas

February is a month known for hot romance and cold temperatures. Keep you and your SO’s insides warm on what promises to be a chilly Valentine`s Day with these love-flavored cocktails.   The strawberry blonde Find the recipe here.   Clementine Crush Find the recipe here.   Stone Fruit Rosé Sangria Find the recipe here. […]

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What is Emotional Intelligence?

Every season of The Bachelor that I’ve watched has further solidified my understanding that humans are an extremely emotional species. Everyone experiences emotion, but, on the flip side, not everybody understands them, (or understands them well, rather). Psychologists refer to the ability to interpret our own emotions, as well as those of others, as emotional intelligence or […]

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DIY Home Repairs

If you’re a homeowner, you’ll know all too well that real estate is expensive. If you’re planning on making this sizeable investment, you should also make it a point to invest in your home’s upkeep. We think learning how to do minor home repairs yourself is a worthwhile skill for any homeowner to have, so […]

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Design Tips for Your First Condo

When designing a condo, you have limitations that you wouldn’t have if you were decorating a home; the prevailing limitation being square footage. Condos are known for being compact, so it’s important to know how to decorate within your constraints.   Shop Around When it comes to shopping for a condo, it’s important to be […]

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Tips for Upgrading Your Work Lunch Experience

  Eating your lunch at your desk or in your staff lunchroom doesn’t have to be a sad and boring affair. Keep reading for tips on how to better execute your midday routine.   Invest in your lunch experience Have you ever heard the phrase: ‘You have to spend money to save money’? Well, it […]

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Important Points to Consider When Choosing Flooring for Your Kitchen and Bathroom

  Your kitchen and bathroom floors, more so than other surfaces in your home, are bound to take the brunt of your family’s mess, between dirty shoes and socks, food splatter, depreciation from moisture, and wear-and-tear from pet paws and claws. All these reasons and more speak to why it’s important to make an educated […]

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Things to Consider Before Renovating Your Kitchen

  Should you hire a professional designer? Of course, we’re not opposed to DIY-ing, but when you’re tackling something as extensive as a complete kitchen reno, enlisting the help of a professional may not be a bad idea. First, consider your own skills. If you come from a background that has little to do with […]

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Tips to Throw a New Year’s Eve Party on a Budget

Hosting a New Years Eve party can be equal parts exciting and expensive. Between food, drinks, decorations, not to mention unforeseen expenses, it can be hard to not only set a budget but stick to it. But that doesn’t have to be the case. With a little creativity and a lot of planning, you can […]

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Yummy New Year’s Eve Cocktails

When the clock strikes midnight, what drink will your guests be cheers-ing with?   Orange Cherry Champagne Find the recipe here.   Grape sparklers Find the recipe here.   Pomegranate and ginger spritzer Find the recipe here:   Champagne cocktail Find the recipe here.   Raspberry Limoncello Prosecco Find the recipe here.  

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