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Improving your house doesn’t have to cost much. If you don’t have a lot of money, then you can opt for these budget-friendly renovations that can turn your abode into something that will inspire people to take care of and improve their own homes.

Repaint Your Rooms

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With a paint sprayer, you can comfortably and quickly give your rooms a new look using a different paint color. Spray-painting is fun and easy to perform, and you’ll be able to use the room after 24 hours. A fresh coat of paint can make your room look new, giving you a more positive attitude towards your house. You’ll be surprised by how painting your rooms can significantly change the entire look of your house.

However, if you don’t have time to learn how to spray-paint, then perhaps you can hire a handyman instead. Spray-painting a room won’t cost you much, especially since paint spray guns are easier to use and they uniformly apply paint on surfaces regardless of their texture. Contacting an expert would be better as well if you want things to be done fast and professionally.

Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a New Finish

Another way to give your house a new look is to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover. You can do so by transforming those dark and old-looking cabinets into light and clean ones. Brighten up the kitchen by cleaning the cabinets, perhaps painting them with a new pastel color, or giving them a new finish. All you’ll need to make this happen are a powerful cleaner, sandpaper, a handy paint sprayer, and a little elbow grease. You don’t need to release a lot of money from your pocket for this. And I’m telling you, you won’t.

Install New Tiles

tile-cutterAnother way to freshen up your beloved home is to install new flooring or tiles. If you have the time, you can fix them yourself and have that sense of accomplishment in the end. With a manual tile cutter, you can quickly cut your tiles so they can fit perfectly in your house. Installing them may take a lot of time, but it’s worth it. They don’t cost much too, which is a significant advantage.

Install a Bathroom Vent Fan

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Lastly, you can improve your home by adding a ventilating fan in your bathroom to prevent molds from forming. It can also eliminate steamy mirrors, fogged-up mirrors, and even stale scents. A vent fan doesn’t have to be expensive too. Don’t spend a huge amount on a fan that can be costly to remove and can be hurtful to your health. Remember, there are always affordable upgrades available.

And that’s it! By improving your home, you can also inspire others to improve theirs! After all, your home’s appearance reflects how you take care of your own body just as you would try to improve your head by using the neograft hair transplant technique.

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Vortex-Optics-Razor-Hd-27-60-x-85-Angled-1When we use the spotting scopes from Outdoor Optics for digiscoping, we try to take good shots of our subjects, right? We try to hide the blemished or unwanted backgrounds, we correct the angle, and we zoom in to take a good and clear shot. Well, using a spotting scope is just like living in this world full of imperfect people. And for some of us, dealing with annoying and demanding people can make us say, “I’ve had enough!” But the planet needs more kindness than ever before. The world needs more patience and positivity. So why don’t we try to spot the good rather than the bad?

Here are some ways you can try to do that.

  1. Examine the good qualities of the person.

Whether he was good now or he is good until today, it’s best to try and adjust your lens to what is positive about that person. Looking at others’ mistake is too mainstream. Everyone can do that. But not everyone can find the good in a person who has been deemed bad by everybody around him. It’s just like taking a photo of a bird—you concentrate on the good qualities and angles, and not the bad ones. Sometimes, when people see that there are others who can see the good in them, they become embarrassed, but sometimes, that scenario makes them want to change. Give those people the hope they need to alter their ways and become better individuals. Compliment them if they did a great job. Praise them if they went beyond their ways to show kindness. Commend their ideas. Be the inspiration they need.

  1. Remember that you’re not perfect too.

ladyWe all make mistakes. But the good news is everyday we’re given another chance to live a better life, to be the better version of us compared to yesterday. If you see others’ errors, don’t laugh at them or get angry immediately. First, understand their situation. Next, remind yourself that you make mistakes too, and you wouldn’t want others to laugh or get angry at you instantly. No one is perfect, but we can always make better versions of ourselves. Nature has given us a reset button that we don’t have to press all the time. The resetting is natural, implying that one of the reasons why we live is because we need to make this life worthwhile, be the individuals we were meant to be, and be a blessing to others.

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Painting can inspire you to…

Be More Observant

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The activity can encourage you to take a look at your surroundings with a keen eye for details, just like a detective. As a painter, you’ll have to be more observant about the lighting, the color, the shapes, the shade, and other parts of the object you’re trying to paint. By paying close attention to fine details, you’ll also be able to appreciate the things around you even more. You’ll be trained to look at complicated designs, and your mind will undergo a sort of exercise just to figure out how you can express what you see through paint.

Be Creative

I mean, this is obvious. Getting yourself a paint sprayer and a canvas will fire up the creativity inside your brain, enabling you to be as artistic as you can be. No judgments. No criticisms. You can paint anything you want to and produce a stunning painting. Well, it doesn’t have to be remarkable. As long as you’ve expressed yourself, that painting would be worth to look at. With painting, the sky’s the limit. Painting tests the mind, helping you overcome creative challenges you never thought you could triumph over. Here’s a YouTube video that’ll inspire you:

Be Optimistic

HomeRight-C800766-Finish-MaxPainting is such a relaxing activity that can help you release negative emotions. With painting, you can get rid of the stress and worries that have been bothering you the whole day. These negative emotions will then be replaced by positive vibes as soon as you work with colors. Painting can make you feel good about yourself, even though you’re just a novice. It can inspire you to have an optimistic attitude for the rest of the day or the next days. Believe me; painting is an excellent source of happiness.

Be Confident

Lastly, painting can boost your self-esteem. Finishing a painting can make you feel satisfied, giving you the fulfillment you’ve been needing. By producing a work of art, you’re reminding yourself that hard work can pay off and that sometimes, you just need to feel that sense of self-assurance to get the better of all the problems in your life.

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led-grow-light-grow-tentGrow tents are the answer to the prayers of wanna-be indoor growers. They’re efficient, convenient, comfortable to use, and they consume minimal space. They also maximize any lighting system by reflecting 100% of the light. To boot, they even trap odor!

Grow tents are offered at different prices, and they also come in various sizes and models. They’re perfect for any plant, especially for cannabis plants.

Grow tents are efficient only if you know how to use them the right way. Below are the tips you should keep in mind when using a grow tent or thinking of purchasing one:

  • grow-tentDon’t buy tents that are made of cheap, thin plastics—they might not last until the end of one season. Invest in high-quality structures that you can use for longer.
  • Opt for corrugated plastic if you want the grow tent to be the permanent shelter for your plants. If it’s just for temporary use, say just for a season or two, then an 8 mil plastic will do.
  • Be careful in choosing the design. Outdoor grow tents are entirely different from indoor ones.
  • Decide whether you need a small, medium or large grow tent. Your decision will be based on the type of plants you’ll be cultivating. For marijuana plants, here are my favorite tents for growing weed. This should help you begin gardening.
  • Set it up where it’s not a disturbance. It’s best to install it out of the way or in an area you don’t usually use.grow-tent
  • Get the necessary instruments to help you maximize the power of your grow tent, such as a thermometer, a hygrometer, and an air purifying system.
  • It’s recommended to have an active air intake fan because things can get too hot in a grow tent. It could be a tad smaller than your exhaust fan.
  • Use water-cooled lighting to avoid heat from building up heat. If water-cooled lighting isn’t available, then use an air-cooled light system instead.
  • Follow instructions on the manual regarding its hanging requirements. You should be able to answer the question, “Where should it hang from?”
  • Check how much weight your grow tent can support to avoid putting too much stress on the frame. This will also allow your plants to breathe inside the tent since it isn’t overcrowded.
  • Never place a gas-fired carbon dioxide generator inside the grow tent.
  • Whatever you do, never put anything on top of your grow tent and do not lean on it.
3 of the Best Things That Will Make You Happy in Bhutan

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There are many roads to happiness. And one of them leads straight to Bhutan — a country renowned as one of the happiest places in the world. But far from being a paradise where people live perfect lives, the people in this small kingdom enjoy a fairly ordinary and simple life just like many others across the globe. So what makes it such a happy place? It is the many things — big and small — that make up the everyday life of its citizens. Here are some of the things you will find in the Land of the Thunder Dragon that will make you glad to be there.

A sense of isolation
The Kingdom of Bhutan is landlocked and its remote location has kept it fairly isolated from the rest of the world. And even as it has opened itself more to the outside world in recent years, it has managed to preserve a sense of isolation — not the type that evokes loneliness but of peace and tranquility. It is a place where you can literally get away from the hectic pace of city life. It is like stepping into a wondrous world where time seems to slow down and with the noise muted by a much quieter surroundings.

Away from the crowd
If you want to go to a place where you can get away from the crowd, travel to Bhutan. The number of tourists allowed to visit the country each year is strictly regulated. So you can expect fewer tourists anytime you visit. You can explore the country’s top attractions in the company of friendly and knowledgeable guides without bumping into a lot of people.

The Bhutan landscape and stunning nature scenery
You get a hint of the wondrous beauty that you will find in the country as the plane approaches for landing. As you look outside the plane’s window, you will see the majestic mountains of the Himalayas — Mt. Everest and K2. And you as breathe the fresh air soon after you deplane, you begin to see and experience how pristine the environment is in Bhutan.

Listening to TED Talks speakers can be an enriching experience. And as we explore the concepts of altruism and generosity, we stumble upon these gems that provide a glimpse into the power of giving.

1. Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

What if non-profit organizations are rewarded not for how much money they can save but rather on what they have accomplished? In this thought-provoking talk, activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta presents another perspective that takes a look into the potential impact of rewarding charities based on lofty goals and getting them done.

2. Joy Sun: Should you donate differently?

Giving nowadays is easier than ever with the help of technology. But is donating directly to the people who need help most the best way to do it? Aid worker Joy Sun shares insights about the best ways to give.

3. Katherine Fulton: You are the future of philanthropy

Philanthropist Katherine Fulton delivers a heartwarming talk that explores the future of philanthropy. She shares inspiring ideas on how regular people have the power to create positive change through innovation and collaboration.

4. Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

Is altruism in all its forms effective in helping others? Or is there a better way of doing it? Philosopher Peter Singer shares some interesting insights into giving and the most effective ways to do it.

5. Melinda Gates, Bill Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done

In this interview, Bill and Melinda Gates talks about the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and shares their experience in making that life-changing decision. They also talked about their views about marriage, the challenges they have faced, and the fulfillment that comes from giving a significant portion of their wealth. This is an inspiring video about generosity and philanthropy from two people who are making a difference in the world.

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Have you ever thought about how you would like to be remembered by loved ones, friends, and the people whose lives you have touched? If you think leaving a lasting legacy in this world requires fame and fortune, think again! While prestige and money can have a positive influence in creating a better world, there are simpler ways to make a lasting legacy even without the material wealth and celebrity status to back you up. Here are some of the things you can do to make a positive difference to the people around you.

Be mindful of others. Paying attention, especially to the people around you, is one of the simplest ways to leave a legacy. It helps you notice others more. Observe the people you see around you. Chances are many of them are familiar fixtures of your everyday life. Take the time to acknowledge them. Give a warm smile to the janitor you see at the lobby of your office building every day, help an elderly cross the road, chat with the sales person at the local store you frequent. People remember those who exhibit warmth and kindness even to strangers.

Take the time to connect. Every interaction is an opportunity to connect and create positive memories. Be fully present in conversations with others, especially with those who you may not be able to have the chance to meet again or as often as you would like. Making it a habit to listen to what others have to say, remember things about them, and acknowledge their achievements can leave a positive impression and impact to their day.

Be a positive role model. Nothing draws people like authenticity and positivity. If you want to influence others in a positive way, you have to be a role model of positivity. You cannot force people to like you, but they will gravitate to those who can inspire, lead, and make a difference in their lives.

Give back or pay it forward. Generosity is not measured by wealth and material things alone. Be generous with your time, abilities, and whatever you have to share with others. You can do volunteer work or find ways to help others without expecting anything in return. People remember acts of kindness, especially those given when they needed it most.

Be an advocate for change. What makes your heart bleed? The answer to that may vary from person to person. Child abuse, war, hunger, environment degradation, human rights violations, and many more are just some of the world problems that require immediate and lasting solutions. Choose an advocacy closest to your heart and support it in whatever way you can.