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Spread The Cost of Shopping With Credit Catalogues

Spread The Cost of Shopping With Credit Catalogues

Shopping for clothes in a high street store can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. For those who don’t enjoy being jammed in a crowd and not being able to find what you are looking for, shopping online is ideal.

In face, the online shopping industry is currently booming with research showing online spending to grown by $327 billion by 2016 – with nearly half of that being attributed to men.

There are now a number of home shopping catalogues that even allow you to spread the cost of your items over a number of affordable monthly payments. These are commonly known as Pay Monthly or Buy Now Pay Later catalogues and allow you to shop for a variety of items including Men’s and Women’s fashion, gifts, electronics, appliances and more.

The site CatalogueSpot.co.uk features a number of these Pay Monthly catalogue companies and provides advice to those new to this type of shopping.

[ Article by Kate Logan on behalf of CatalogueSpot.co.uk ]

What Are You Grateful For?

What Are You Grateful For?

If you’re reading this, your life is pretty awesome and you have a lot to be grateful for, even if you don’t see it. Think about it; you’re reading my blog, for free, how awesome is that? How grateful are you? You’re welcome! In all seriousness though; the mere fact that you’re reading this article means that you have the entire world at your fingertips. And more importantly, you have the eyes to see this. How many people are out there, without internet access, or unable to read because they can’t even see this? You have so much to be grateful for!

As a society, we like to complain and focus on things that we don’t want. In a previous article I wrote about the importance of focussing on what we want, but we also need to show gratitude for what we have if we want to experience true happiness and fulfillment. Some philosophers even believe that, the only way for us to experience and “attract” more of what we want, is to be grateful for what we already have. Through personal experience, I’ve come to discover that much of what has been written about the power of gratitude is true. Next to love, gratitude is the most powerful force in the universe. Gratitude enables you to be truly happy with who you are; your life, your appearance, your circumstances, and your achievements. Gratitude opens the doors of inspiration to bring you closer to creating, seeking, or receiving more to be grateful for. No matter your current attitude, condition, or circumstances; you can experience true happiness and build a wonderful life through the power of gratitude.

But what if you’re totally down in the dumps, depressed, emotionally drained, lonely, or feeling helpless in a situation that seems to be out of your control? Being grateful isn’t always easy. It’s easier to complain about our current circumstances than to find things to be grateful for. My personal solution to this problem is; daily gratitude practice. Through actively practicing gratitude on a daily basis, you discover that, no matter what your circumstances, there is always something to be grateful for. Discovering things to be grateful for, no matter how small, gives you tremendous power; the power to create your own happiness, no matter what the circumstances.

Daily Gratitude Practice

Every day, make a list of 10 different things that you’re grateful for. It may be difficult at first, especially if you’re going through depression or any kind of unpleasant circumstance. Think carefully. The more you think about it, the more things you will find to be grateful for. You might start by listing what is most important to you, and then as each day go by, go into finder detail about every aspect of your life. You’ll come to find that it really is the small things in life that matter most.

Here’s an example of what you could write on your list:

I am truly grateful for my ability to see and read, because it enables me to learn new ways to improve my life and expand my wisdom. I am truly grateful for my internet access, because it puts all the knowledge of the world at my finger tips. It enables me to learn new things, connect with new people on a global scale, and achieve many things that would’ve been impossible without it.

Those are but two things, and they aren’t even basic necessities. Surely you can think of more than ten things to be grateful for, including basic human necessities such as; shelter, food, warmth, and air to breathe. It may seem silly, but actively practicing gratitude by writing a daily list of even the smallest things to be grateful for, will open your eyes to more and more things to be grateful for. If you can’t think of anything to be grateful for; forcing yourself to write a list of 10 different things to be grateful for each day is the ultimate gratitude discovery.

As you continue your daily gratitude practice, you will discover more and more things to be grateful for, and you’ll realize just how wonderful your life really is. Your current “problems” or unwanted circumstances will become minuscule in comparison to all that you’re grateful for, and your life will transform into a happy, inspiring dream state. You will literally be high on life, and motivated to work towards your biggest desires. No dream will seem too big, and no person, event, or circumstance will be able to stand in your way, because no matter what comes your way, you are grateful for everything, and you use the joy that comes from gratitude to overcome any obstacle.

If you’re a fan of quality personal development books, I highly recommend that you read “Count Your Blessings: The Healing Power of Gratitude and Love” by Dr. John F. Demartini, and “The Magic” by Rhonda Byrne. These books go into much finer detail about the the power of daily gratitude practice. The Magic even offers a 28 day workshop to transform your life.

Give it a try. Start your journey to true happiness by making a list of 10 things that you’re grateful for each day. Not only will it improve your general mood, but it will also transform your life for the better. What are you grateful for?

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I hail from a small third-world country on the southern tip of Africa. We have a very “colorful” national anthem that is sung in a gazillion different languages. Most South Africans sing it with pride, even without having any idea of what the words actually mean. Here’s a “beautiful” English interpretation of what’s being sung, which was posted before we hosted the FIFA World Cup. I can’t believe I’m only discovering this now (thanks mom, for sending this to me).

I present to you; An Idiots guide to Singing the South African National Anthem – A handy instructional video for those who struggle with the South African anthem….

LOL, right? You’re welcome.

Deep Fried Man and Gareth Woods are both award-winning South African comedians. You can find Deep Fried Man on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/deeplyfried. You can find Gareth Woods on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheGarethWoods. Gareth’s Twitter is @GarethWoods84 and Deep’s is @DeepFriedMan.

Great Outerwear for Under $100

Great Outerwear for Under $100

Winter is upon us, and by us I mean you, probably. While you’re freezing your testicles off in the northern hemisphere, I’m enjoying a glorious summer in Southern Africa. Jealous much? Ok, calm down! I have something for you that’ll make it all better, and your bank balance will be happy, too.

Check out these awesome mens jackets and coats, available for under $100 each…

Baseball Jacket by Alternative Apparel: $78

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How About a New York Vacation?

How About a New York Vacation?

I’ve always wanted to celebrate New Years Eve in Times Square. Being the dreamer that I am; I usually look at travel and accommodation rates this time of year, just in case an opportunity to travel should arise. This year is no different. There’s only one place I wish to visit this December: New York City. Yes, I am obsessed.

The irony is, that many New York City residents are probably looking to get away from the city during this time of year. But for small village boys like me, the big apple would be the perfect holiday destination.

For those who are planning on vacationing in New York City this year, Condé Nast recently announced the Top 25 Hotels in New York City from their Readers Choice Awards. The top 5 from the list include; the Trump International Hotel and Tower coming in at number one, with Langham Place Fifth avenue, Greenwich Hotel, Andaz 5th Avenue, and Surrey Hotel to follow. Visit Condé Nast for the complete list. I would’ve shared it here but unfortunately, that is against their terms of use, and I’m not yet popular enough to be considered an insider with permission to use their content. Maybe some day? Maybe I should sleep my way to the top? Or maybe I’ll just build my own media empire. Yes, I’ll do that. I’ll build my own media empire, emigrate and open offices in New York City and become your number one online fashion, lifestyle and travel news source. Watch this space!

In the meantime, you can read all about the awesomeness of New York City hotels in the Condé Nast Traveller, and you can secure bookings directly from the hotels via the links provided. However, booking directly from New York City hotels is often more expensive than working through a travel agent or booking online through a website that offers great travel deals. You can book online to Experience New York City Deals with OneTravel.com Promo Code: NY20 How About a New York Vacation? – Not only does OneTravel offer great deals, but this promo code can also provide you with further discount. If you’re fortunate enough to travel to New York City this year, book your stay through OneTravel.

 How About a New York Vacation?

Introducing the Verado Sneaker

Introducing the Verado Sneaker

I couldn’t stop thinking about shoes today. More specifically, running shoes, because I’ve been getting into the whole jogging thing lately. I browsed some of my favorite online stores and came across this beauty…

Meet the Verado; an elegant sneaker from the original lifestyle footwear brand, Creative Recreation. The marriage of sport and fashion is amalgamated into this stylish running shoe. Finely crafted materials come together atop a debonair sole. The premium leather back gives the impression of class and style, while the breathable woven nylon front inoculates a sporty mien. Running shoes for men never looked this good.

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Available in both Forest Green and Black Red; the Verado sneaker pairs beautifully with casual or athletic attire, and a traditional lightweight runner sole provides exceptional comfort throughout the day. The Verado is an easy pick for almost any occasion, day or night. Personally, I’m having trouble deciding which style is more beautiful. I actually want them both. There’s no such thing as “too many pairs of shoes” now, it there? I think not.

Before this article becomes an uncanny text-based rendition of OMG SHOES; let me continue using big words to explain this awesome footwear. Besides, that was so 2007. Nowadays; it’s all about editorial sophistication. I’m actually really getting into this. Who knew that one could delineate such fine words about what we put on our feet. You can expect to see a lot more of this on here. Now, where were we…

The Verado Sneaker is a distinguished culmination of chic sporting. In traditional runner style, the gum-rubber outsole wraps around the toe-tip, with a thin EVA midsole reaching back from the toe-tip to become a thicker two-tone EVA midsole under the heel area. A classic chukka boot style leather and suede mid-top sneaker back, is fused through quality sticking, with a breathable heavy-woven nylon sneaker front.

Details include printed logo’s on tongue-tops, quality laces, and either a pigskin inner-lining for the Forrest Green Verado, or a mesh inner-lining for the Black Red Verado.

The unique silhouette of these premium running shoes for men will help you stand out in the city. SHOP NOW!

Be a Snapchat Whore, Literally

Be a Snapchat Whore, Literally

Now you can be a Snapchat whore. And I don’t just mean that you can send naughty Snapchats showing your cooter to everyone, since you’re already doing that. Thanks to a new partnership between Square and Snapchat, you can actually send cash via Snapchat; Snapcash. Go on, make the creepers open their wallets before you open your beef curtains.

Ok, so that’s not the intended use, is it? Nope? Well, we all know that’s exactly where it’s going. I bet more than 90% of Snapchat users use it purely for sending nude pics that self-destruct after a while. The first thought that popped into my head with the Snapcash announcement was; WHORE! Let’s be serious for a moment, why else would you want to send anyone cash over Snapchat? Maybe for one of the reasons shown in this SnapCash video ad?…

Ok, so maybe being a whore isn’t the main purpose, but we all know that’s what it’ll become. Am I the only one brave enough to call it what it is, or am I wrong? Go on, get Snapchat with Snapcash and send your sweethearts some dollars for pictures of their no-no areas.

You can download Snapchat for free from the App Store [here].

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Never Be Hungover Ever Again

Never Be Hungover Ever Again

This post brought to you by Never Hungover.com. The content and opinions expressed below are that of David Venter | DAVIDVENTER.NET.

Another weekend, another fun night out. You had it all planned; meeting up with your besties at your apartment, mixing up some cocktails to get you all buzzed and tipsy, while you help each other groom for your night out. You’re going clubbing, and you plan on drinking quite a lot, so you’re taking a cab, instead of driving there yourself. Safety first, right? You arrive at the club, already tipsy from those delicious Mojitos you skillfully mixed up for everyone back at your apartment. After all, it’s more fun to arrive when you’re already in a tipsy party mode. You spend the night having the time of your life; getting completely knackered with your besties. You down cocktail after cocktail, then some shooters, maybe even bottle of champagne to celebrate how totally awesome you are. Life is beautiful, and you are drunk; having the best time, ever!

The next morning; you wake up, unsure of just how exactly you got home, because you can’t remember everything from last night. You giggle to yourself at how totally trashed you were, but your head is killing you, and the sound of your own giggle makes your head feels like it’s going to explode. Your room-mate brings you a cup of coffee, but you nearly murder them for saying good morning. Hangover level: Extreme. Everyone should shut up, and you shouldn’t move an inch. Bring the water, the painkillers, the silence, and hide your head in darkness underneath your pillow. You feel like you’re about to die, and you vow to never ever drink again. This is it. This is the last time!

However,  we all know that you’re going to drink again, and you’ll probably wake up with another killer hangover at some point. But, what if you could have all that awesome fun, without the hangover. Of course you can! Preventing a hangover is as simple as consuming a tasty, lemon flavored, zero calorie, zero carb, and zero sugar pre-drink shooter or mixer known as Never Hungover:

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For optimal effect, drink 2oz of Never Hungover per every 4 alcoholic drinks. You won’t be hungover the next morning, and you won’t have to lie to yourself about never wanting to drink again. You’re welcome!

But, don’t just take my word for it; Paris Hilton used it at her 2014 birthday party. It was also seen on The Doctor, and given to guests at Lauren Conrad’s wedding. Never Hungover is available in 2oz and 750ml bottles online from their website and Amazon Prime, or offline at GNC.

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Let’s Talk About What We Want

Let’s Talk About What We Want

Too many people talk about what they don’t want, or complain about what they hate. Even I am guilty of that. We like to nag and complain about things that upset us or situations that we want to get away from; It’s human nature. “My head hurts, there’s nowhere to go, there’s nothing to do, he doesn’t like me, what if they don’t like me, this house is too small, this neighborhood is lame, I don’t like them, I don’t want this, someone got killed, there was an accident, they’re invading a country, my vagina hurts, etc.”

So many complaints, so much focus on what we DON’T WANT. We bitch, we moan, we complain in hopes that venting about problems or talking about issues will fix the situation or make us feel better. After all, no harm done in talking about it, right? We’re “just saying.” It’s not like our constant negative focus and complaints can do any harm, right? Talking about it will make us feel better and maybe enable us to find a solution, right? … WRONG! Continue Reading