I have recently started a new job. And while I love the work itself, the working environment is new to me and causing me to regret taking the job. I now work in an open-plan office without any natural light, and I am hot-desking. What can I do to make the environment nicer, and more of a productive area to work in?
This is Offbeat Home's archive of Life posts.
We launched as Offbeat Home in 2011, but it has become clear that the site is about much more. In 2013, we relaunched as Offbeat Home & Life, with an expanded focus on Relationships, Budget & Career, Travel, and Style. This is the category for the non-home/rest of life stuff!
I am thoughtful, open-minded person who believes in the values of calm and stillness, who understands the neuroscientific studies on the way meditation massages our grey-matter, and who really wanted to be a Jedi when I grew up. And I refuse to meditate.
I am a near-25-year-old that never used make-up routinely. I am starting to get curious about it at a late point, and am inspired when I see others wearing make-up to enhance their look. The problem is, I don't know where to even start looking at brands or what goes well with various skin types and such. I don't even really know the difference between foundation and concealer. Does anybody have a good cosmetic guide or beginners advice?
Working from home is practically the new American dream. Everyone I know wants to do it, and everyone I know says they envy my ability to set my own hours, pick my own clients, and work in my pajamas (or naked!) any time I feel like it. What's less obvious is that working from home can be a huge stressor sometimes. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself from losing your mind as a stir-crazy freelancer. Here's just a few of the ways I keep myself sane on a daily basis…
The Empire has featured some awesome ideas for serving watermelon in the summertime. And now there are Star War-termelons!
I've been in my fair share of parades. From a soaking wet and shivering cold St. Patrick's Day downpour to a Why Am I Dressed Like a Pioneer in 100 Degree Heat fiasco, I've learned that being in a parade is a bittersweet delight. But with these tips you can make it more fun!
My husband and I made a New Year's resolution about five years ago to get our finances in order — we finally got around to it this year. After all the Googling and reading, the budget process that clicked for us was the Zero Based Budget (full disclosure this is the budget that Dave Ramsey recommends.) The way it works is this…
Cobbling together a last-minute Fourth of July party doesn't have to be hard. The easiest way to throw a last-minute party is always to host a potluck/BYOB shindig.