One of the best methods for getting to know a culture is to experience their cuisine. The signature food from a country reflects its environment, what the land provides and the temperament of its people, and it shares the stories of time long ago through a variety of flavours. Because the culinary layout is primarily […]
The United Kingdom is full to the brim with history, and nowhere is this more evident than in its county names. Have you ever stopped to consider the background of these names – their etymology? We did, and this map reveals a fascinating past. Each UK country—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—is divided into counties, […]
It’s a new year, and a lot of us are thinking it might be time to start working on a new body, too. But, like with most resolutions, fitness goals tend to fall by the wayside as the everyday stresses and conflicts of life get in the way. So how do you stay committed to […]
Countries across the globe place bids over a decade in advance just to be considered to host international sporting competitions. From the building of the stadiums, infrastructure renovations, housing, labour and more, the cost to host these tests of athleticism range in the billions. So why does everyone want to be in the running? Revenue […]
When you were a child, nothing was more exciting than staying up late past your bedtime! But as a working adult, not getting to bed on time is less of a joyous occasion and more of a headache. Getting a full-night’s rest ensures that you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle a new […]
There are few things in life that are certain, but there’s one thing that you can expect: the unpredictable. Unexpected emergencies are just a part of life and cannot be anticipated. However, we can control how heavily these events impact our financial stability. Whether the unexpected event is good news or bad, it’s always a […]
There is something special about walking in the door after a long day at work and seeing a well-kept home. In fact, studies show a cluttered home can increase stress and guilt while decreasing creativity and productivity. Keeping your home clean isn’t just about presentation, it’s about your mental health too! Unfortunately, many of us […]
Grocery shopping lists and to-do lists are a common daily practice amongst most individuals. Whether you choose to write things down at home or at work, lists help you stay organised and focused on the need at hand (and they ensure you don’t forget anything!). In fact, recent studies have shown that you are 42 […]
When you hear “number 10,” you probably picture the residence of the Prime Minister, but this month it’s taken on a whole new meaning for us: QuickQuid will be celebrating 10 years of lending! We’ve spent the last decade dedicated to a flexible and safe type of online borrowing, and over those 10 years, […]
We all have that trinket drawer in our kitchen — the one full of rubber bands, extra batteries, coupons and more. It’s easy to collect things here and there because we might need them at a later time, but how often does that moment actually arise? If this sounds like something you struggle with, it’s time to challenge yourself to live more minimally.
For the next 50 days, challenge yourself to sort through (or dispose of) each of the items on this list. By spreading the challenge out over time, your cleansing process will be manageable and you’ll avoid feeling discouraged by the number of tasks.