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  1. A trip to the North Pole by Belle

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    The North Pole, which is also known as the geographic North Pole or terrestrial North Pole, is defined as the point in the northern hemispheres where the earth's axis of rotation meets its surface. The North Pole is the northern most point on the Earth, lying diametrically opposite the South Pole. 

    The North Pole has one of the most amazing sites you will ever see. Not only is it pure beauty it's a place we all think of at Christmas growing up. The North Pole is a must for your bucket list. 

    The North Pole is owned by nobody, there is No economic value and yet no alternative or equivalent. The importance of this amazing place is immeasurable, and many don't realise that. This experience really is one of the most unique holidays and greatest travel achievements on the planet.

    Besides Santa there is one other amazing reason to visit the North Pole, the spectacular Aurora lights. Aurora lights up Jupiter's North Pole sky in a way like no other. The stunning sky's can be captured by the famous Hubble telescope.

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    So whether it’s to visit Santa and his reindeer's or just to take in the beauty this amazing place beholds always think North Pole when thinking of a “must have” adventure of a life time.

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  2. DIY Tricks For Independent Chicks by Belle

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    Lets talk wallpaper!

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    We all love abit of DIY but one thing most people struggle with that you honestly would think is easy, is hanging wallpaper. It really isn't as easy as it seems as if done wrong can look odd and uneven and that's just not what you want.

    Firstly make sure you walls are smooth and clean, and that you have all your equipment is ready. Then you are going to work from the centre of the wall, this is going to make the room feel even. Your going to cut your first piece, to do this measure the height of the wall and add 100mm to get your drop length. Then on a clean, dry pasting table. Double check the way your paper comes off the roll. The design could be upside down.

     

    Make sure you work with the design the right way up. Find the point in the design you want to see at the top of the wall. Cut straight across the paper about 50mm above that. You’ll trim the extra off after you’ve hung the wallpaper. Measure out the drop length on the back of your paper. Mark a straight line across the back and make your cut. Put a dustsheet on the floor will help keep your wallpaper clean as you work. (Straight match patterns. Check the label of your paper. A symbol with two arrows opposite one another means it’s a straight match pattern where the left and right sides line up) Check your first drop dry against the wall before you paste or cut any more. If the ceiling height varies, cut each drop one at a time and number it on the back so you know which drop goes where. Unroll your next drop on top of your first and line up the pattern on the side furthest away from you. Cut your second drop to match your first. Keep offcuts to use above doors. (Drop match patterns. When you see a drop match symbol it means the pattern is staggered so the next drop matches up (usually) half way down the first. Put your first drop back on the pasting table, then unroll the next length so the pattern matches on the near side and cut to match the top of the previous drop.

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  3. Travel by Belle

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    Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean and the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syriaand Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece. Whatever the season, Cyprus provides ample opportunity to experience something new, interesting and exciting, including activities, events, customs and places that are unique and special to the island. This Island is filled with rich culture and history, and not to mention beautiful sandy beaches and amazing views.

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    Cyprus really is a holiday to suit all people, they have everything from sandy beaches such as FigTreeBay, to ancient ruins like the Kings Tombs, and amazing nature walks along the coast filled with stunning views and nature at its best, or go have fun in the water theme park. The Cypriot people really are among the most friendly i have met, so welcoming and friendly and always willing to help. The food is just out of this world and so fresh you can taste the difference, and certainly is something to try. The nightlife has everything you could want from the Aya Napa nightclubs to the relaxing restaurants and family entertainment. Cyprus really does need to be on your holiday bucket list.

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  4. How To Keep Calm by Belle

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    8 ways to keep calm

     

    One thing most of us struggle with in life in stress, life is hard, so here is my guide to staying calm. Some of these things will help to prevent more stress and others will help when you feel your blood started to boil.

     

    1-Let go... This thing that may seem like the end of the world right now. It’s not, I promise. Stressing out about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

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    2-Take a breath... The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

    • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
    • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
    • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

    Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

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    3-Get some exercise... Exercise is a natural mood-booster because it releases endorphins; natural chemicals that make you feel calm and happy. Several studies have demonstrated that exercising regularly can make you feel calmer and happier overall. Whether you go for a run, do callisthenics, do yoga, or lift weights, 30 minutes of physical exercise every day can help you relax

    4-Take up a hobby... This one works on different levels. Picking a hobby that you can pop in your pocket is the idea. Having a hobby you enjoy keeps your mind active and occupied, plus when your starting to feel stressed take a time out with it, even if its just 2 minutes. This could be anything from knitting to a app, or even just researching a subject on google on your phone.

    5-Plan ahead... If you’re going to do something that can bring on stress then plan ahead. Things like giving yourself extra time and having a back up plan will instantly reduce any stress you know you may face, as you know this in the back of your head.

    6-Ask for help... You don’t always have to go it alone in these situations. You can ask a friend, family member or even someone you may not know that well for a bit of help .You might not always get it but you may be surprised at how helpful people can be if you just ask.

    7-Reduce your to do list... A big or seemingly endless to-do list can cause a ton of overwhelm and stress. To calm down simply ask yourself: what would I work on if I only had 2 hours for work today? Then work on that task one step at a time. This one helps me to quickly find my focus and to get started with doing one of truly most important things when I’m stressed. And it helps me to be selective with what I put on my to-do list for the day and week in the first place.

    8-Keep things simple... Here’s a reminder that I’ve used more time than I can count: “Keep things extremely simple”. It used to be at the top of my white board for over a year to remind me to not overcomplicate and to think of situations and solutions in the simplest way I could. Over thinking is a big contributor to stress and to spending too much time and energy on things that aren’t really that complicated. I quite often sandwich this reminder between first focusing on my breathing and then following it up with focusing on one small or tiny step forward.