Giving Up On Things Before It's Done Is The Wrong Move
When you’re facing a tough challenge, it’s natural to feel afraid, frustrated, and unsure of what to do next. It can be tempting to give up and walk away from the problem. After all, quitting feels like the easy way out. But what seems like an easy escape now will come with a high price later on. When you give up on something important, you risk losing your motivation, your confidence and trust in yourself, and your future successes as well. Giving up is never worthwhile no matter how challenging things get or how much pressure you feel from others or even yourself. The best thing to do when you feel like giving up is to grit your teeth and keep going instead. You might not see it right now, but if you persist instead of giving up, you will benefit from it tremendously in the long run.
Corruption: The Worst Impact on Human Health and the Economy
In the war on corruption, the world has experienced ups and downs. The fall of communism and the end of apartheid brought about a wave of democratization that saw stricter anti-corruption laws and transparency being adopted as standard practice by governments and private organizations. However, in recent years we’ve seen a rising corruption pandemic that has compromised public trust in governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations. According to a 2016 Transparency International report, 63% of people around the world think corruption is getting worse. With so much at stake, it’s no surprise that these findings have significant repercussions for global economies and human health. This article aims to explain why corruption is so destructive when it comes to public health and why it needs to be defeated once again.
Man Excludes Old Friend From His Social Circle After She Refuses to Date Him
It's not uncommon to develop romantic feelings for a close friend. After all, you already know and trust each other, and you may even share common interests. However, as you’re about to read, your friend may not feel the same way about you, which can lead to an awkward situation.
Why Are The People In Seattle So Rude?
This is my first time out and about in Seattle, and I don't know if the past 2 years just ruined everyone socially or what, but the people of Seattle seemed extra rude.
Food Truck Business Coming to Mancelona, MI
The small town of Mancelona continues to grow with the addition of a Food Truck/ Beer Garden property. 131 Food Truck and Trailer Co. has set up their new business where the old Silverback Bar (Loggers, Club 131) used to be years ago. It is located at 8386 S US 131 in Mancelona, MI just north of Family Fare and will be open for business starting Saturday, July 30th. The all log bar that once stood on the site that was built back in 1946 had unfortunately burned down in 2009. Since the fire, the lot has remained vacant. 13 years later, the property has life brought back to it.
10,000 Steps a Day Was a Fictional Tale!
The Research Supports Walking Less Is Still Beneficial!. If you are like me, you recall hearing from experts that the magic number of 10,000 steps a day was highly recommended and almost mandatory to stay healthy. With the appeal of fitness trackers and apple watches, we were constantly looking to close out the movement or activity rings. Steps were always of very high concern. As this title states, research was finally completed, and 10,000 steps was a manufactured number. As reported by the Jama Network Open in a study that recruited and followed participants who share common characteristics:
Detroit-Style Pizza: A Rectangular Sensation!
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Pitch Black Darkness of Our New Neighborhood!
I grew up in a neighborhood with numerous street lights aligning the street. I remember it well because our parents always told us to be home when the street lights came on. If a street light didn’t work, it became a hot topic within the neighborhood, and the community would band together to get the city to repair it.
We Lived for Friday Night Drop-In Hockey!
I was telling a story the other day regarding an observation a friend and I made a few decades ago. He and I were coming up the ranks in our weekly Drop-In Hockey and Adult Hockey leagues. We were young, and together we were looking around the locker room and noticed we were the youngest in the locker room. It is incredible how fast the tides have turned. We are now the oldest in the room.
What are the Benefits of Walking Every Day?
Can you imagine packing your things and taking a stroll around the entire distance of the planet Earth? This would be the equivalent of 24,901 miles from start to finish. I can’t fathom walking this amount of distance, yet we accomplish this feat no less than five times throughout an average person's lifespan. In most cases, to achieve this number, you have to live to the ripe age of 80 and walk at least an average of 7500 steps per day, which we all statistically do. This brings us back to the 7500 step average, which I had written about in an earlier post.
A Unique Spice Called Cardamom!
I was in an “apple pie-making” mood the other day and came across a recipe with the typical ingredients such as cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cardamom. My first thought was “cardamom,” “what the heck is that?”
Michigan's "Pasty": The Food Delicacy
Not to be confused with the nipple covering “pasty”. The Upper Peninsula food pasty, pronounced “pass” “tee” is not to be confused with the body (nipple) covering pasty pronounce “paste” “tee”. Through the beauty and complexity of the English language, we get an all-encompassing word for multiple items.
Memories Live On Through Baked Goods!
A funny, almost coincidental, thing happened between my wife and me the other day. We both came home from two separate shopping trips with similar items. I must say this happens frequently but what does not happen frequently is the reason. She and I thought of our departed mothers and had ingredients for our mother's favorite desserts in our bags.
"Food Coma" Ended our Date Early!
Here we were, finally connected and on our first date. I wasted no time introducing my date to my friends as plans were already made for meeting up at our local restaurant. She was the daughter of my aunt’s friend, and the two of them had been looking to connect us for quite some time.
"That Friend" You Take the Good With the Bad!
A Group of FriendsPhoto by Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash. I figured I would put pen to paper and describe something that has always irked me about my friend. We all have friends who have developed or exhibited some habit or trait to which we assign our friend’s name directly. Let me give you an example. You just pulled a “Josh,” or that is so “Karen,” as it has become quite popular nowadays. Karen just happened to be my mother’s name (I wonder how she would feel about that, but I digress).
Tutorials on TikTok - Yes, Learn too!
Out of boredom, I downloaded TikTok a year or so ago... at the time of downloading it, I still thought the app was made for kids. My view of the app quickly changed, and I realized this app is a lot of fun.
Making Professional Cocktails at Home is Easy!
Prices are rising, and you can become your own bartender. Jeffrey Clos is not affiliated with or sponsored by Black and Decker. All details herein are for informative purposes only.
Getting Social in Asheville
One can't wander far outside their front door without stumbling into a newcomer to the area. Many people, in the wake of the pandemic, have relocated to their "someday I'll live there" cities.
What Makes Freerunning Different Than Parkour?
I recently saw a video of Stefan Dollinger performing stunts and moves, which I immediately equated to Parkour. Upon further inspection, I was quickly schooled in the practice of “Freerunning.”
Embracing the Small Things in a Big World
There are several things that connect people of the human race, and one of these is the quest to find happiness. Though there are several tips and tricks on how to do this, the answer is simple. You have to find happiness from within. Now, personally, I feel like faith is a huge asset in doing this as it usually directs you to think less about yourself and more about what you are doing for those around you. Embracing faith can help you see things from a different light. You will be able to look past your issues or issues that you feel that you have and see the bigger picture.