7 Effective Ways to Improve Communication in a Relationship

Communication is an indispensable asset in a relationship. Through proper, timely communication, solutions to problems are discovered, a better understanding of your spouse’s needs is obtained, and the family’s general happiness is secured.

In contrast, a family that doesn’t communicate well, or at all, is like a man driving in the dead of night without headlights.

If communication in your relationship is not where you expect it to be, don’t panic. There are ways to upgrade conversations with your spouse.

In this article, I share with you 7 pertinent ways to improve communication in a relationship.


10 Shiny Green Beetles Around the World (Videos)

Beetles are diverse and exquisite insects of the Coleoptera family. With different colors, some striking and others subtle, beetles are available in a wide array of colors. Below you’ll find a queue of videos with shiny green beetles.

Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida)

Green Metallic Tiger Beetle (Cicindela Sexguttata)

Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)

Forest Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma sycophanta)

Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica)

Golden Green Stag Beetle (Lamprima latreillii)

Lilly Pilly Beetle (Paropsides calypso)

Glorious Beetle (Chrysina gloriosa)

Green Tortoise Beetle (Cassida viridis)

Dead-Nettle Leaf Beetle (Chrysolina fastuosa)

How to Prevent No See Um Bites

You don’t have to worry about every no see um, just the female ones. They inflict painful bites, and according to research, some may transmit protozoans, nematodes, and vectors.

If your area is infested with no see ums, you know how agonizing it can be to deal with them. The video to follow highlights different things you can do to prevent no see um bites, and even recommends a few products.

How to Make Garlic Aphid Spray for Garden Use

Aphids are soft-bodied, sap-sucking insects. These plant bullies scout out various types of plants to feed on. The sugary liquid from plants is important to an aphid’s development and is later broken down and reconstructed into vital proteins.

If you’re having issues with aphids in your garden, there are various organic ways to control their population. Research shows that garlic extract not only repels aphids but attracts beneficial predators such as the green lacewing and lady beetle.

The video below shows how you can make a basic garlic aphid spray and 2 other alternatives. These alternatives make your garlic spray better, as you’ll be able to kill aphids on contact, not only repel them.

10 Misconceptions About Sleep Debunked

How do you view sleep? Is it something you treat with apathy, or is it important to you and how you function on any given day? Regardless of how you view this important ‘act’ in your life, there are some myths about sleep that could make you ill.

There are so many misconceptions about sleep out there, but this short post speaks about 10. If you want to learn why these are mere myths, check out the original article by clicking the link below: 10 Misconceptions and Myths About Sleep Debunked.

  1. Your Brain and Other Organs Shut Down while You Sleep
  2. An Hour Less of Quality Snooze Time Doesn’t Affect How You Function During the Day
  3. Your Biological Clock Adjusts Easily to Different Sleep Schedules
  4. The Older You Get, the Less Sleep You Need
  5. Sufficient Rest Gets Rid of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  6. Food Doesn’t Affect Your Sleep
  7. Weekend Rest Gives You Ample Time to Catch Up on Sleep
  8. Adults Need 5 Hours or Less of Snooze Time
  9. You’re a Great Sleeper When You Can Recall Your Dreams
  10. A Lack of Sleep is Unrelated to Chronic Health Conditions


Can Essential Oils be Used for a Sinus Infection?

Aren’t you excited for those moments where your sinuses become blocked and inflamed? I hope my terrible case of sarcasm is sensed. Sinusitis is a horrible condition. It affects your quality of life, and research shows that it could contribute to blindness, among other untoward medical conditions.

If you have had enough of sleepless nights, stuffy nose, bad breath, and everything else that comes along with sinusitis, there’s good news.

Did you know that using essential oils at home might help you cope with a bad case of sinusitis?

The images to follow highlight a list of 10 of the best essential oils for sinus congestion that actually works.

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How to Use Essential Oils for Hair Growth

Thick, thriving hair is a craving for men and women alike. This is because it adds aesthetics to the physical being.

Many have plunged into depression and self-loathing because they can’t seem to fix the “bald patches” on the crown, or regrow thinning edges. If you’re struggling with your head of hair, all isn’t lost.

There are things you can do to stimulate the scalp and in turn, promote hair growth, even if the progress is small. A little new growth is better than none, right?

Using hair serums made from natural oils is a great start to your routine, not only because they pose little to no risk to your health, but are effective. If you’re looking for simple essential oils for hair growth recipes to try at home, this information-packed article is a good guide to consider.

Your health is important, so always ensure you do your due diligence. Knowledge ensures sound, conclusive decisions are made, so it’s wise to research extensively to see what works for you.

Remember, results differ, too. Never anticipate that you’ll achieve the same amazing results others have. But, you have options.

In the essential oils for hair growth article, the writer, spoke about her personal experience, what she used, along with other hair serums that have been proven effective by research and clinical trials.

There’s something there for everyone. Head on over to the article and ensure to share with others if you find it valuable. Let’s work together to grow those edges and bald areas back.

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6 Quotes that Highlight Goals you Need to Set in a Relationship

Are you looking to improve things in your relationship to ensure it lasts?

Relationships are similar to any other pursuits in life. To get the best and most out of it, you need a strategy. Often times, a strategy involves setting goals to get where you need to be.

These quotes highlight 6 important goals you and your spouse need to work toward for success.

Note: These quotes originally appeared in 6 Goals Couples Should Have for a Healthy Relationship.

Quote #1

An excellent workman always searches for new ways to hone and harness his skills. Shouldn’t you make room for improvements in your relationship?

Quote #2

House chores are endless; each member of the family needs to carry their own share of the load to make it work.

Quote #3

If you’re going to make a decision, even if you have the right to, but it’s going to affect your mate, wouldn’t it be loving to let that person know?

Put yourself in their shoes. How would you feel if they made decisions behind your back, especially those that would likely cause you harm or put you in a difficult situation?

Quote #4

Try to eat a meal together every day. Make use of every opportunity to communicate with your mate. When spending quality time together, resist the urge to be on social media. They need your attention, all of it!

Quote #5

Learn to oblige your mate. Sometimes it’s pointless to argue when a simple disagreement can be laid to rest. Sometimes it’s best to give up this one thing to ensure your relationship survives.

Quote #6

Don’t become engrossed in other activities when your mate tries to discuss things with you. This could be embarrassing for you, and disrespectful for your mate.

Resist the urge to also speak when your mate brings to the fore something they find distasteful or hurtful. Let them have their say. Once they’re done, you’re free to speak.

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