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Improving Cognitive Function While Providing Your Mind A Break The Power Of A Good Puzzle Set

Our brain is our most powerful muscle. Why not take good care of it?

This is the logic that has gone into the creation of the most classic toy today. The puzzle is an ancient creation, made with the explicit purpose to give people a relaxing, yet invigorating activity. It’s easy to get lost into the little details of a puzzle, figuring out which piece fits where and gradually stitching together a bigger picture. Parents who want their children to put down the phone and people with anxiety looking for a hobby…you’ll want to keep reading. The puzzle has never lost its popularity and we’re going to find out why!

From mental health benefits to history, we’re going to explore the history of the jigsaw puzzle.

Puzzles Have Been Around For Millennia

Think puzzles are a pretty recent invention? It’s quite the opposite! The oldest known puzzle was a dissection of a square mentioned by Archimedes himself all the way back in 250 B.C., making (more…)

May 03 2019

Have You Ever Taken Ballroom Dance Lessons?

What to do . . . what to do?
This is the question that you and your husband have been joking about for months. As you made your way through one of the busiest years of your marriage you reminded yourself that in a year things will slow down. As slightly older parents than most, you have navigated a ridiculously busy year of having to senior in the family. Your older daughter is completing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a biology major from a small liberal arts school in the south. Her campus, 12 hours from your house, has literally become a second home as you have spent many weekends during the last four years traveling to her collegiate gymnastics meets.
Your younger daughter has kept you busy as well. Involved in show choir, marching band, and orchestra all four years of high school, your senior in high school even added cross country to her final year. Balancing her heavy academic load while at the same time being so involved with the music department has required a good dea (more…)

Apr 23 2019

How to Prepare for Apple Picking this fall

If you are looking for fall fun, then apple picking is one of the farm activities that will no doubt fascinate you. This is because during such a day, there is more than just picking apples during the apple orchard tour. What comes to your mind when you think about apples? It could be the thought of apples evokes memories and thoughts of scenic fields, amazing picnics with amazing foods and fun time with friends and family. There are different best apple hill farms spread across different states. It is worth noting that these apples ripen during different times depending on the location. When it comes to fall activities, apple picking should be among the activities in your bucket list. Before making the decision to visit apple hill apple picking, make sure you choose a warm and dry day. If you are planning to bring a pet, be sure to check with the orchard about their rules and regulations r (more…)

Apr 10 2019

What To Think About When Planning Your Wedding And Honeymoon

Planning a wedding is a very common process indeed. Though the rate of weddings has dropped in recent years, there are still well over two million of them occurring each and every year, according to the data that was gathered in the year of 2017. A wedding is certainly an exciting time for just about every couple out there, marking both a transition and celebratory period for that couple and even for their family members. Therefore, it’s best to take a lot of time to plan out your wedding, as this will help to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible, all things considered.

Of course, there are many things to plan out for your wedding. Your dress or tux, of course, and what your wedding party will wear. Food needs to be considered, as does your guest list. The actual venue for the ceremony and reception are also key to the wedding, as is the actual type of ceremony that you will have. Of course, you’ll need to budget for all of the above and for a number of other expenses tha (more…)

Apr 05 2019

The Effect of Art in Hotels

Art is known for having an emotional effect on people and being an expression of emotion. It generally comes from a place of depth and creativity, and it’s a great way to change the mood in a room. That’s why choosing the right are to hang in a public space is an important business decision.

If you are in charge of decorating a hotel, you will want to give a lot of thought to the hotel lobby art as well as art that goes into the rooms. In fact, you can even hire an art consultant to assist in the process. Hospitality wall art can change the mood of a room and effect how welcome guests feel, so this isn’t something you want to rush through.

Make Guests Feel Welcome

People will judge your hotel lobby instantly. The moment they walk through the doors they will start to form an opinion of your business based on how clean it is and how it’s decorated. C (more…)

Apr 02 2019

9 Tips from the Pros to Create the Best Gift Baskets

Gift baskets can be a lot of fun. People love to get them and love to put them together. Different people like to add different things to their gift bags. There are a lot of options, from adding glitter to Easter basket fillers. Here are some tips to help you make special gift baskets for your friends and family:

  1. Start with one item. The best gift baskets have a theme that comes from one central gift. If you start with an anchor gift, it can be a lot easier to plan the rest of the basket around that idea. If you are making a few of the same baskets, you can start with unique small gifts to give your basket a fun theme.
  2. Do not limit your creativity when it comes to the container.” You do not have to use baskets for your baskets. There are a lot of other kinds of containers you can use. Gift boxes in the shape of Chinese takeout containers can be filled with all sorts of fun surprises for friends and loved ones.
  3. Personalize each basket. One of the fun pa (more…)

Feb 17 2019

Taking A Look At The Prominence Of Puzzles Here In The United States

For many people, puzzles prove to be an engrossing and interesting activity for hours on end. From difficult puzzles to much more easy puzzles, there’s a puzzle out there for just about anyone – and for children of all ages as well. As a matter of fact, many people find that puzzles are ideal playtime activities for even the youngest of toddlers, as doing puzzles from a very young age can help children to develop better fine motor skills and critical thinking abilities.

After all, the most brain connections are made before the typical child reaches the young age of ten, with fine and gross motor skills solidified by the even considerably younger age of six. Though the puzzles that children do – especially babies and toddlers alike – will be much more single than the difficult puzzles that adults and older children might choose to challenge themselves will, developmentally appropriate puzzles can be ideal for a wide array of reasons. For one thing, such puzzles are likely to provid (more…)

Jan 22 2019

Prop Money For Cinema and Television

A live-action film or television show makes use of many props, from the clothing that actors wear to items in a house to fake blood, and a common prop for movies and television is prop money. Prop money is easily detectable as false monetary notes since prop money is made differently from real money, and a person holding it can easily tell them apart. Movie props often are real items or look similar to them, based on their nature, and fake money is one of the more common props that actors and directors will make use of during a shoot. Custom prop money may be ordered by a film crew based on the types of money being used in a film. In Hollywood, most prop money will probably be American bills and coins, but foreign currency such as Euros, Mexican pesos, or Japanese yen might appear as well and prop money for them will be needed, too. There are, of course, a number of legal guidelines in place to make sure that (more…)

Jan 10 2019

Collecting Pumpkins and Apples in Autumn

The autumn season is a classic time for harvesting fruits and vegetables from farms; in fact, until about 500 years ago, the autumn season was known simply as “harvest,” and for good reason. Gourds, apples, pumpkins, and much more are collected at this time, and today, they can be a source of great fun for families. Autumn activities can involve families visiting farms where the kids can have fun picking apples from the trees (with supervision), and kids can also visit the pumpkin patch and choose and harvest the pumpkin that they want to take home (often for making a jack o lantern). Other autumn season activities on the farm for kids may include a hay bale ride or a puppet show, or anything else that the farm may offer. For the adults, meanwhile, all of this means that fresh, quality ingredients are being collected for all kinds of desserts, from baking pies to apple donuts to pumpkin pie and baked pie of other flavors, too, and this can be great for American Thanksgiving or a holida (more…)

Jan 07 2019

8 Decorating Tips for Weddings That Anyone Can Use

Weddings are always hopeful and joyous events. Every year, there are about 2.4 million weddings held around the United States. People around the nation shell out a total of about $72 billion on these events. Anyone who has helped plan such an event knows how many details need to be considered. In addition to the big decisions (venue, date, cuisine) there are a million other, smaller details that need to be covered. From getting the right wedding party supplies to the wedding cutlery, and the dinner napkins, many people find the process overwhelming. Luckily there are things you can do to make your wedding reflect your personality and style. Here are a few:

  1. Hang drapes from the ceilings. These do not have to be fancy drapes you had designed for your wedding. Simple pieces of fabric can change the look and feel of a space. To make the event more casual and fun, you can use brightly colored p (more…)

Jan 02 2019