EQ is the ability to recognize, understand, control and express emotions, whereas SEL is the process by which you learn the skills needed to manage emotions, feel empathy, and maintain relationships with others. Why should schools start to teach these two concepts? Here are some of the many reasons:
Singapore’s increasingly affluent population desires greater personality in the design of its homes. Although public-housing flats, until recently, have been known for their uninspired brutalist exteriors, visitors would be surprised to discover that many homeowners have taken their interior design seriously, helping to spawn the local interior design industry.
In a world that is becoming increasingly fast paced, it is healthy to spend some time meditating. Meditation relieves stress by giving you more control over your nervous system and emotions. In addition, it helps improve your ability to concentrate. Here are some ways you can transform a part of your home in to your sacred space.
Sometimes you just need a little inspiration. Whether you’re an established interior designer or you are just planning a home makeover, you want to see what popular designers are doing to get some ideas for yourself. It’s a good way to stay up on the most recent trends while building on your own style.
Most families have that one room in the house that really doesn’t seem to have a purpose. Why not re-purpose this space into a functional room that the whole family can use such as a space for gaming.
One of my favorite quotes came from a book later made into the family-friendly film, “The Princess Bride.” The Grandfather (played by legendary screen actor Peter Falk) tells his Grandson (a young Fred Savage), “When I was your age, television was called books.” This gives us a window into how much technology has changed our lives since the days of our grandparents.
When we got married and combined everything we owned, it was overwhelming. We liked the idea of less stuff, less to worry about. However, it is easier to embrace minimalism in the abstract than actually do it.
Go inside the forbidden world of a spray foam contractor’s job site and see how the world’s best insulation solution is applied and what life is really like for the applicators.
Giant crystal tasting balloons are brought to your table with great pomp and ceremony, encased in a smoke-filled glass dome that is removed extravagantly. It’s almost comical, but don’t laugh. Drinking elite rum here is a serious business.
It’s been just over a year now since I packed my bags and moved across the state of Idaho. At the time, I only had a few job prospects, but nothing nailed down. It didn’t matter, I took the leap because I wanted to experience everything a new city had to offer.