Month: May 2016

What Millennials Want in the Workplace

By the time most millennials reach 25, they have been working for nearly a decade. And we’ve also been hearing how lazy and ungrateful we are for nearly a decade. Both of these things are getting old. The problem is most workplaces haven’t adapted to the new needs of millennials. We know millennials are hardworking and motivated, but you have to put us in the right situation. Here are the things I believe most millennials want in the workplace. Flexibility The idea that a job has to be 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, with two weeks of vacation is antiquated. Millennials see too many successful people making their own schedule to buy into this notion. However, we aren’t all entrepreneurial enough to start a business. Flexible work schedules would go a long way in making millennials more successful. If your hardworking employee would rather work from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., does that really affect you negatively? They are still getting the work done. If your employee would rather work four ten-hour shifts to …

My First Days of Unemployment

I am unemployed. It still hasn’t really sunk in. I left my job more than a month ago, but almost straight afterwards I went to Australia and New Zealand. I spent the next five and a half weeks relaxing on the beach, drinking cheap wine and orange juice all day and visiting islands, volcano’s and Hobbits. It was fantastic and it has inspired me to travel as much as possible for as long as possible as soon as possible. Yet it didn’t really prepare me for the reality of being properly and utterly unemployed. I’ve worked pretty much continuously for the last three years. When I was at university I started out doing short term work, like exam invigilating (where you get paid to wander around a room quietly for three hours) and event work (by which I mean working 11 hours or more behind a number of bars at a race course/festival purely so you can then apply for permanent bar work with your new found ‘experience’). In my third year of uni I worked at …

The Struggles Of Being Indecisive

Originally posted on LexiLife:
Hey Peeps! Before I get into this blog post, I just want to let you know that I’ve started to VLOG! I’m finally getting in front of a camera, taking you around with me (including holidays) and putting the voice behind the blog. Let’s hope you like my accent right? Feel free to head on over to my youtube channel where my first vlog is waiting for you. If you liked it, give it a thumbs up and even subscribe?! Who knew I’d be sounding exactly like everyone else on youtube. lol. I am an INCREDIBLY indecisive person most of the time. And it even annoys me. As I said in my previous post, I will not be giving up blogging so why not share some struggles I have daily when trying to make decisions! Let me know if anything sounds familiar… 1.Everything Takes FOREVER A quick shop in Tesco turns into 30 minutes of pure decisions. And that’s just in the reduced aisle. A trip into Superdrug leaves your hand full…

Choco, Almond & Coconut Bliss Balls

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
? ? The recipe I wanted to share today is  bliss ball!  Bliss balls or energy balls are so easy to whip up, there is no lengthy preparation time or cooking involved. Bliss balls are simply raw balls usually made up of mainly dates and nuts.I used a combination of  coconut, almonds, oats, dates and cacao powder as the base and rolled them in some more coconut. These makes a delicious guilt- free delicious snack. Bliss balls are amazing to pop in your lunchbox and will easily satisfy sweet cravings. These are brilliant to make in the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and you have a healthy snack available all week long. Ingredients: ( makes about 12 bliss balls).  1/2 cup  / 75 gram almonds 1/2 cup / 45 gram oats 1/4 cup / 25 gram desiccated coconut, unsweetend 8 medjool dates 1 tsp coconut oil 1  tbsp heaped raw cacao powder 1 tsp water (if necessary). ? Method: Place all the ingredients (except for the dates)  in a food…

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Originally posted on LazySundayMovies:
“People are strange creatures. You can’t always convince them that safety is in their best interest.” What’s it about? A woman gets in a car accident and wakes up in a bunker. A guy claims to have saved her from the wreck and from the contaminated air above after a chemical attack, but it seems that his story has more plot holes than Batman v Superman. Sorry Sadffleck. Who’s in it? Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman, the guy from Short Term 12 and a voice cameo from Bradley Cooper. Why should I watch it? + Doesn’t waste time grabbing your attention and once it’s got it, it doesn’t let go + John Goodman really stands out, incredible performance from being creepily intense to sincerely welcoming + Goes from “What a great host, why is she being rude?” to “Fuck this guy, get out of there!” + He would also make the worst Santa ever + MEW was also awesome, why isn’t she in more films? + Acts like how someone would in…

Ten Words That Sound Like Celebrity Baby Names

Originally posted on Cookies + Sangria:
A universe without absurd celebrity baby names would be like a universe without circus peanuts. Some people adore them, some people abhor them, but the world would be a little less sweet — yet fully operational — without them. I have compiled a list of words that sound like celebrity baby names, because that’s just the kind of lady I am. Note that all of these were chosen based on sound and spelling, not meaning. Update: As of June 2013, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West named their baby North West. Obviously, they’ve taken the “words that sound like celebrity baby names” thing to heart. Rayon (Boy. It will go on to widespread use among commoners. After a few years, a celeb will use it on a girl to be “edgy.” The Internet will be divided about that.) [Ed. note: A not-so-secret secret here at C+S is that we write/queue our posts up to a month in advance. A few weeks after I wrote this, this post appeared: a (non-celeb) Rayon…

Adopting a Minimalist Lifestyle.

Originally posted on CREATOR & CURATOR:
Minimalist living. Credits: Yoga Journal. Let me ask you a question: Would you be able to live in a home like the one above? No, really. Would you? Or will you think that your home is so threadbare that you need to fill it up with all the knick knacks that your family and friends have bought for you over the years? Or perhaps the oriental ornamental figurines that your grandmother bought for you during her recent trip around Southeast Asia? Or the lacy table runners that your mother-in-law has been knitting for you and might disown you if you didn’t put them up? I’ve been doing a lot of research recently, and writing a lot of articles on minimalism. These works were mostly for home and interior design, specifically as a type of home interior design style. But I have often wondered though, is it possible to achieve a minimalist zen lifestyle? Apparently, it is a growing trend now for people to have the least amount of furniture…

Transportation in Delhi

Originally posted on travelux:
Transportation in Delhi is one of the biggest problems of the city till today. However, the last years have been a vast improvement. Nowadays, there are five different lines as well as an express line to the airport. Besides the metro, there are also buses, taxis and rickshaws on the streets of Delhi. Delhi as well as most other Indian cities, is reached the easiest by train. There are several train stations in the city with connections to all parts of India. While trains are generally a good way to get around in India, there are also some difficulties and several other problems including the low speed. Trains in India are extremly slow To get more information about train travel in India, be sure to check out our guide about train travel in India! However, it is not very recommendable for tourists and visitors to use commuter trains in Delhi as safety and the lack of information in English are a serious problem. Metro in Delhi The backbone of transportation in Delhi…

MUA Velvet Lip Lacquers

Originally posted on The Flower That Blooms:
Ever since we started our blog we’ve been wanting to try new products. Prior to blogging we rarely wore lip products, now over a year into having our blog , we have a new found love for liquid lipsticks in particular! If you read our blog regularly you’ll know that we love the brand MUA and have done a few haul posts in the past. We saw that they had a range of matte liquid lipsticks and as we’re huge fans of a matte lip, we thought we’d try them out! From Left to Right : Passion/Dash/Harmony There are a range of colours in the Velvet Lip Lacquer collection starting from nudes and bold pinks all the way down to the deepest purple and even black! The velvet lip lacquers are a highly pigmented matte gloss, which dry really quickly once applied. As we were unsure if we were going to like the product we only picked up 3 at first. However, since these photos were taken we’ve added a few more…