The Effect of Scent on MoodsWritten by Valerie Garner
When we talk about scents it could refer to a variety of applications. From choice of perfume we wear, to lotions we use, candles we choose, oils, potpourris, etc. It is known that certain scents seem to effect people in different ways.
Some scents are tied to certain memories, and if those memories were good or bad, will probably have a huge influence on whether scent is liked or not. For instance, if mom made a great apple pie and there were lots of good memories of that apple pie, odds are you would find scent of apple pie comforting and homey. Many people have fond memories of a lilac bush in grandma’s yard. The list goes on and on. You may want to ask yourself what scents you typically tie to good memories, those could be a good place to start.
There are categories of scents that are commonly known to have certain affects on people’s moods. These are listed below:
7 Ways to Get Back Your Budget in Record TimeWritten by Jill R. Hyland
The price of everything has gone up, requiring people to be more conscientious about money. The problem is that by time mortgage, car, utilities, and credit cards are paid, there is little money to put aside. Saving money is not that hard, just a matter of learning all different options and being creative.
In addition to obvious of putting money into a retirement fund or savings account, there are hundreds of ways to save money. Although some ways of saving may not seem like much, once you add them up at end of year, you will see how substantial savings really are. Keep in mind that saving is more than a single lump sum of money put aside. Saving is something found in your everyday life by way you live and choices you make.
1. Clearance Always head straight for clearance rack where you can find amazing bargains. Sometimes you may have to dig a little to find right item but savings will be well-worth your time. Most clearance racks offer variety, current trends, and great value. For example, Bed, Bath & Beyond has a clearance section where you can find all kinds of wonderful household items for a fraction of original cost.
2. Thrift/Surplus Stores Unfortunately, thrift and surplus stores have been given a bad rap. Many of these stores are filled with hundreds of top quality items. Name brand merchandise is easy to find but just like clearance racks, it takes some time to find. Find a thrift or surplus store close to where you live and then plan spending some time to find those outstanding bargains. One woman in Kansas City, Missouri located such a store about 20 minutes from her home. After shopping through every isle over period of two hours, she walked out of store with eight huge garbage bags filled to brim with designer clothes for her and her children, many with original tags still attached. She even found a couple of Liz Claiborne suits for herself at $5.99 each and a Dooney & Burke purse normally valued at $225 for $19.95. Her children had an entire season of school clothes and best of all, she paid less than $200.
3. Create a Budget Everyone should create a budget. If you are not sure how or just not good with money, many businesses such as H&R Block, offer free financial consulting to help you put a budget together. Knowing where you are spending your money is by far best way to save. In most cases, people have no idea where their money is really going and once they see it on paper, not only are they surprised but eager to change their spending habits.