Archives for March 2018

The Dairy-Free Ice Cream Of Your Dreams Is Here

 

There are a number of cookies, cakes and squares out there that don’t need dairy ingredients — sadly, ice cream is not one of those desserts. Thankfully there is one dairy-free solution coming for those who have been dreaming about the taste of ice cream.

There is a brand-new line of dairy-free desserts courtesy of My/Mo Mochi ice cream that is being released this month. Normally, the company serves up delicious spheres of premium ice cream coated with a layer of sweetened rice dough — they come in a range of incredible flavors like mint chocolate chip and sweet mango. Now they have another line of the frozen treats, but they have replaced every ounce of dairy with rich cashew cream. The line will come in a selection of fantastic flavors like chocolate, strawberry, vanilla and salted caramel. If you are wondering where to find mochi ice cream and mochi cashew cream frozen desserts, you can get them in the freezer sections of nearby grocery stores.

This unbelievable dessert will be a great option for anyone who has a vegan diet or who is considering starting a vegan diet in the near future. Veganism is a dietary practice that focuses on plant products like fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, and restricts animal products and by-products including meat, fish, milk, cream, butter, cheese, yogurt and sometimes honey. Replacing cream and milk made from cows with cashew milk allows vegans to enjoy their own version of the dessert without going against their dietary or moral beliefs. Cashew milk also carries a lot of beneficial factors that can make any health-conscious person excited — it has no saturated fat, it has lots of Vitamin E, it has no naturally occurring sugars like cow’s milk and has fewer calories than other dairy alternatives.

The dairy-free version also helps another big market that is often ignored by food companies, which is people who are lactose intolerant. A lot of people suffer from some degree of lactose intolerance or sensitivity since most people don’t create the enzyme to break down the specific sugar found in dairy — a whopping 65 percent of humans have trouble digesting lactose after they are babies. Many of these people have been neglected by food companies, forcing them to make their own alternatives or to forego certain forms of dessert altogether. Others have been pressured to eat foods with dairy products or have purposely risked their own discomfort in order to not feel left out of the loop. With the help of a dairy-substitute like cashew milk, a large percentage of the population can now indulge in a dessert without regret.

If you practice a vegan diet, experience lactose intolerance or if you are always looking for healthy alternatives to your favorite foods, you should get ready for what My/Mo Mochi is bringing up this month. Start clearing up some space in your freezer right now, because soon enough you’ll be able to fill it with the dairy-free ice cream of your dreams.

5 Ways to Make Your Small Bathroom Better

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Having a small bathroom is challenging. Trying to make all of your stuff fit in a tiny space is just like working on a ginormous crossword puzzle. However, since bathrooms are essential, it is still a good idea to build one (no matter how small it is) where it is needed.

If you have a small bathroom, don’t worry. There are ways on how to make the most out of it and make it look bigger, better, and more beautiful. Here is a list of the things that you may do in order to make your small bathroom better.

Choose the right colors

Dark colors make a room look smaller. Avoid combining dark walls and light colored tiles because they also make the space visually smaller. If you want some contrast, you may use a light fixture or a cabinet. That way, it will stand out as a feature and make everything else blend together.

Also, it is ideal to use the same color when painting your walls and ceiling. When it comes to choosing the color for your tiles, it is good to use one that blends with the color of your wall. That way, your bathroom will appear bigger.

Go for big mirrors

Big mirrors can make your bathroom look and feel grander. Install lighting either on top or in front of it and see how it makes the small space look bigger.

It is also ideal to place your mirrors across from a window within the bathroom. This strategy will make it seem like there are two windows in the same area!

Allow more natural light into your home

Natural light in a bathroom is ideal. It will make your bathroom look bigger, brighter, and welcoming. If you want to create privacy, it is recommended to use tone-on-tone stained glass windows. You may also cover your windows with a translucent shade. Covering your windows with shutters or dark-colored covering will make the room smaller.

Don’t have bathroom windows? No problem! You may consider having a skylight to bring natural light into your bathroom space.

Use clear glass in the shower

Textured glass makes shower cabins look like they have an extra wall. Clear glass is desirable for showers because they allow the light to get in and won’t be a visual barrier within the bathroom.

Recess cabinets and shampoo shelves into the walls

Do you have linen cabinets or shampoo shelves that stick out into the space? No problem. You may bury them into the wall to save space. Doing so will require you to re-frame the walls in the chosen area, but that’s fine because it’s worth it!

Here’s another tip to make your small bathroom better. Mount a towel bar on your shower door. It will save you a lot of time as it makes the towel handy. It is also a good idea to mount a faucet on the wall because it allows for a narrower vanity or sink and a bigger bathroom space.

Adaptive Mindset, Music And You

 

 

If you’ve always wanted to learn a musical instrument but you just keep coming up with excuses to put it off, then now is the time to seize the moment: we may not live forever, but it’s never too late to learn an instrument and fulfill a lifelong aspiration. With today’s online culture, there are immediately a ton of resources at your disposal, and since this can be overwhelming it may be advantageous to start with face to face lessons with a real live human. With week-to-week homework assignments and the knowledge that someone is actually expecting you to make progress, you may find yourself trying extra hard to nail those chords or master that piano part.

Starting out can be difficult, but if you practice for twenty to thirty minutes a day, you’ll quickly find yourself making progress. As you advance on the learning curve, you’ll quickly want to expand and sharpen your skills – after a while, you won’t even have to practice anymore, it will become second nature.

An encouraging thing to remember early on is that even if you’re over the age of thirty, our minds are still more malleable than we might think. Until recently, people believed that we stopped learning after a certain age, but modern science has proven this idea to be fallacious. At any age you can learn how to read music, strum chords, play beats or pop and slap the bass. While you may have a steady career and look at the act of playing music as a frivolous luxury, this is the wrong attitude to take.

Being open to learning new skills, improvising and challenging yourself can help to create new connections in the brain that access creative pockets and help you perform better. Playing music also releases endorphins, which means you may well become a much happier person, and that’s certainly worth something!

When you pick up an instrument at a late age, you’re embracing the idea of growth mindset – the idea that just because you haven’t specialized in music, doesn’t mean you won’t be good at it. If you put in a solid year of practicing, you may uncover a healthy wellspring of hidden talent! Even if it ends up just being something you do to goof off and feel good, that certainly has its own benefits as well.

One reason that adaptive thinking and growth mindset is so important is that we live in a world that is rapidly changing and presenting us with new challenges. There are very few jobs left in the world that don’t require you to wear a few different hats and adapt your skills and knowledge on the fly. Therefore, learning a new instrument could serve a dual purpose: a way to blow off steam after a day of hard work, and way to improve your performance at work.

The more ways you find to take on new challenges like performing music, knitting or surfing in your spare time, the wider your world will become. Keeping up in 2018 means trying new things and taking on fresh challenges constantly, so pick up and instrument and embrace adaptive thinking! You’ll be glad you did.

Perfecting Your Work Life Balance

 

Burnout has become an epidemic among the working population of the UK. The pressure is on to excel at work and get results, and that can drive people into unhealthy patterns that undermine their mental and physical health. Burnout is a subtle thing – it’s a gradual escalation that you may not notice from day to day until it’s gone too far and you’re suffering from stress and isolation.

Today we’re presenting a few ways you can make sure your work-life balance is healthy, so you are too!

Working from Home

If you’re being crushed by your commute, one compromise it’s worth seeking with your employer is regularly scheduled working from home time.

A long or difficult commute can pile on the stress and leave you exhausted before you even reach the office. By the time you get home, you’re at the end of your reserves and can only collapse into bed. If you’re able to work from one or two days a week, you have longer to sleep, and can turn off at the end of the day and enjoy your evening, so it’s well worth looking for London storage companies and clearing out space to create a home office.

Getting Perspective

If you feel like you’re disappearing into your work, it’s worth getting an outside perspective to talk through the issues. Whether it’s a professional counsellor or simply a trusted friend, talking through your situation with them can help you realise if you’re putting yourself through an unreasonable ordeal! Everyone has busy times at work, and talking to someone from outside the situation can help you realise if crunch has become a routine for you.

If you’re talking with a friend try to make sure it’s someone from outside your office and industry. Stress can become competitive when people are working closely together, with people striving against each other to be the last one in the office. Someone you trust from a different walk of life can give you a more objective opinion.

Talk to Management

Assuming you work for a reasonable employer, they’re going to want to avoid their talent burning itself out over the course of a couple of years. Speaking with your manager about your workload could get you more support and resources, redistribute work more reasonably, or even simply introduce new systems to measure work to ensure you’re working smart rather than simply hard.

Of course, if they’re not interested in providing any support for overstretched employees, this could be a signal that they aren’t a good employer in the long term and it’s time to start looking for another job!