I'm a 45-year-old IKEA worker who travels to people's homes to help them build their furniture. I love my job — this is what it's like.

Gerard Danks has worked for IKEA for over 4 years. Gerald Danks Gerard Danks is a 45-year-old IKEA worker in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  He's worked for IKEA for over four years and is currently employed as a quality support specialist, doing home deliveries and assembling furniture for customers.  During the pandemic, Danks never stopped working, and says he spends six hours on average driving products to customers' homes across Amsterdam.  This is his story, as told to freelance writer ...
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Early Black Friday Steals and Deals

Happy Almost Weekend! I hope you’re well, safe, and looking forward to Thanksgiving! I know Thanksgiving is a downer this year but try to make the best of it! There’s a lot of early Black Friday deals in the work at the moment as well as many, many items on sale. I compiled a list of a few sales you might want to take advantage of this weekend! 25% Off Bare Minerals Sitewide with Code FAVEFRIDAY Up to 61% Off Charlotte Tilbury at Hautelook 25% Off Sitewide at Urban Decay with Code UDFRIENDS25...
Tags: Nordstrom, Uncategorized, Beauty, Victoria, Florence, Charlotte Tilbury, Clinique, Pat McGrath, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Peter Thomas Roth, HauteLook, Estee Lauder Bronze, Pan Palettes, Ulta Early Black, Mills Skincare, MAC Surefire Hit Mini Lipstick x12 Vault

The best winter boots for men

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With a great pair of winter boots on your feet, snow, ice, and frigid temperatures won't stop you from having fun or getting your work done.We considered insulation, tread pattern, lacing systems, and more to find the best winter boots.The Columbia Bugaboot Plus IV Omni Cold-Weather Boots are our top pick, thanks to the comfort, support, and amazing insulation properties of these boots.If you're looking for women's styles, check out our guide to the best winter...
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The Classiest Makeup Looks For Women Over 50

As the world has finally come to understand, representation matters, and that truth fully extends to the world of beauty. Our differences are what makes each one of us beautiful, inside and out… so let’s celebrate them!?  If you’re new to makeup, or haven’t experimented in a while, fear not! We’re here to help. Worried about overdoing it? Classy makeup for older women is well within reach.  Most makeup brands only primarily market to young adult women. Social media can further emphas...
Tags: Fashion, Makeup, Beauty, Older Women, Aging gracefully, Makeup Looks, Fiera, Aging Skin, Pinterest Here, Mature Skin, Women Over 50

Jorum Studio Athenaeum: A Review + Worldwide Giveaway!

Ah, Scotland. A land of inestimable and wild beauty: peaty bogs, craggy hills scattered with heather, crumbling castles, mournful bagpipe music by men in woolen kilts, and haggis. New Athenaeum by Jorum Studio smells just like that (minus the haggis).  It’s lofty and airy like the skies over Scotland, while being dense and earthy at the same time. A dry lavender and a vegetal fennel are�... Read full article: Jorum Studio Athenaeum: A Review + Worldwide Giveaway! from Fragrantica Perfumes and...
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The Eden Project Built a Rainforest Ecosystem Inside Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Geodesic Domes Buckminster Fuller had a difficult time as an inventor in his early years. “Having been expelled from Harvard for irresponsible conduct,” notes The Guardian, “he struggled to find a job and provide a living for his young family in his early 30s.” Despite later successes, and a later reputation as legendary as Nikola Tesla’s, he was often, like Tesla, seen by critics as a utopian visionary, whose visions were too impractical to really change the...
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Spicy Vegan Parmesan Walnuts

These spicy walnuts are really tasty. They are a great and healthy vegan alternative to store bough snacks. They are not really a “hot” spicy unless you add extra cayenne. They taste great and are easy to make. Yield: 1½ cupsIngredients: 8 ounces walnuts, shelled4 ounces vegan Parmesan*1 teaspoon dried parsley1-2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs½ teaspoon garlic powder1-2 pinches cayenne powder1 pinch salt4 tablespoons aquafaba Directions: Have your walnut pieces prepared (s...
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Ulta Black Friday 2020 Starts This Weekend

Ulta Black Friday 2020 starts November 21st at 8PM CT online at and in stores November 22nd at 9AM CT. The below deals are what will be available on the 21st and the 22nd but no deals will be added online at starting Tuesday 11/24 at 12:01AM and in stores Tuesday 11/24 at 9AM (your local time). We’ve been see some early preview items all through the month and I suspect today we’ll see a few more pop up but Ulta hasn’t launched anything yet but I’ll keep you informed if they ...
Tags: Beauty, Kiehl, Ulta, CoverGirl, Tarte, Steals and Deals, Ulta Black, Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kits, Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits, Eva NYC Mane Magic, Ulta Beauty Pinata, FreeSelect Redken Shampoo and Conditioner, Ulta Beauty Styling Irons, Eva NYC Lazy Jane Collection, Select MAC Holiday Lip Sets, MAC Lipstick Bullets

Eau de Bookstore Bibliosmia: The Comforting Scent of Books

"There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel." So said Ray Bradbury, author of the nightmare dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 about a world where books are burned, dismissing the long-term future of electronic books. Sales of traditional books have certainly not fallen far behind those of electronic books, on the contrary, which means something. On that... Read full article: Eau de Bookstore Bibliosmia: The Comforting Scent of Books from Fragrantic...
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Ervad Zarrir Bhandara on Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds

Here is an Interesting Sermon Delivered by Ervad Zarrir Bhandara on Good Thoughts, Words and Deeds after the Bui and Hum Bandagi to the Zoroastrians of California and Houston. We always tout that we believe in GT GW, GD, but do we apply the same in our daily lives? It says GT GW GD lead the doer to heaven – good, but what is good? Explanation: In Ashem Vohu it says when you follow Asha- righteousness- for the sake of righteousness, without any expectations then you receive Ushta- the eternal...
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5 Skincare Tips for Sensitive Skin

Maintaining beautiful skin is challenging, especially for people with sensitive skin. Sun exposure, diet, tobacco use, and pollution are just some of the factors that influence our skin health’s health and wellness. Without proper care, skin can dry, dull, and crack pretty quickly. Treating these issues when you have sensitive skin creates new challenges since so many products cause further irritation. Rather than grin and bear it or go without a skincare routine, check out the five sensitive...
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How Stay at Home Moms Can Stay Entertained and Make Money

As a stay-at-home mom, it can be difficult to stay entertained while the kids are at school, and so some moms may be considering using this spare time to make extra money as the kids grow older. If you are considering how to boost your income to spend extra money on kid’s necessities or even on the occasional treat, here are some money-making schemes that you can start before the festive season. Take Online Surveys One of the best ways that you can make money while staying at home ...
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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Set Slowing Creeping Down In Price

I know a few of you have had the Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Set on your radar (I know I have) and it’s slowly creeping down in price. It went from $375 to $350 (ships free) at today plus you would get $60 in Bonus Notes if you purchase it which would be like paying $290 for it. Hope this helps anyone wanting to grab it before it disappears. Enjoy! Where to buy Nordstrom You may also enjoy... Avon Glow Lipgloss for Summer 2012 Quite a Cheap Little Thrill!Sana Hadanomy ...
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How To: Best Take Advantage of a Pluralsight Free Pass

I just noticed on the Pluralsight homepage they are offering another Free Weekend. This one is from today, Friday, through Sunday. I also have on good authority that Pluralsight Authors (aka, content creators) might have 30 day passes you can take advantage of (just ask an Author you know if they have one). Disclaimer: I have 36 courses in the Pluralsight library. See them here (they are mostly on soft skills, careers, and professional development) I wanted to share some thoughts on how you can...
Tags: Careers, Pluralsight, Joe Job Seeker

How Managers Can Successfully Work From Home

Yes we can work from home, but we just have to know how to do it Image Credit: mik_p There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has changed everything for managers. Now that we all find ourselves working from home, we are being forced to find different ways to do everything that we used to do. Managing a team, delivering results, and doing all of the additional tasks that managers are called on to do can be especially challenging when we are isolated at home. What we need to do...
Tags: Career, Work From Home, Careers, Home Office, Expectations, Focus, Dedicated, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, IT manager skills, IT manager training, IT team building, Covid-`19

Rare Beauty, Sephora, Fresh, Khiel’s and More Holiday 2020 Sets on Sale

More Holiday 2020 Gift Sets are popping up on sale at today! Remember any order total ships free with code FREESHIP. Items on sale: Urban Decay Stoned Vibes Major Gems Gift Set $24 Urban Decay Bigger, Badder Perversion Eye Makeup Gift Set $16 Sephora Wild Wishes Colorful Gloss Balm Set $15 Sephora Wild Days Eyeshadow & Face Palette $11 Rare Beauty Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo $10 Sephora Animal Eyes Eyeshadow Palette $5 Fresh Day & Night Cleansing Duo $19 Fresh Cleanse...
Tags: Beauty, Kiehl, Steals and Deals, Khiel, Sephora Jungle Gaze Eyeshadow, Fenty Marc Jacob

How to Effectively Motivate Remote Workers

Companies are beginning to embrace the idea of having their staff work remotely. Workers are required to adapt to the changes and learn to work in a completely new environment.  Managers and leaders need to do more than ever to ensure their remote employee’s well-being and job motivation. Industry leaders are realizing they need systems in place to keep their workers motivated and in good spirits while they are working remotely.  It can take significant effort to make the changes needed to cr...
Tags: Google, Careers, Harvard Business Review, Glassdoor, Employee Issues, Setting Clear Objectives and Company Values Your, Utilize Team Chat Apps, Parker Pens, Trust Your Team Now

Stanford MedStaff Spotlight: Dr. Zara Patel

Stanford Health Care recently did a spotlight on Dr. Zara Patel Dr. Patel is Associate Professor of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery and Director of Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery at Stanford. As an Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgeon, Dr. Zara Patel’s surgical work and research has helped thousands of patients regain their sense of smell, save their vision, and even sometimes their lives. While removing sinus inflammation and sinus tumors on her o...
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How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
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Was es bedeutet, wenn du davon träumst, schwanger zu sein

Vielleicht machst du einen Schwangerschaftstest, bist bereits auf dem Weg in den Kreißsaal oder hängst einfach nur schwanger rum und genießt dein zweites Trimester: Von einer Schwangerschaft oder einer Geburt zu träumen, kann einen so oder so ganz schön mitnehmen – vor allem, wenn du im wirklichen Leben gar keine Kinder hast. Stephanie Gailing, eine Traumanalytikerin und Therapeutin, die mit Blütenessenzen arbeitet, erklärt, dass Schwangerschaftsträume oft ein Symbol für deine Beziehung ...
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How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
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Management consulting salaries revealed: How much top firms like McKinsey and PwC pay everyone from interns to C-suite execs

Boston Consulting Group office in Hudson Yards, New York. Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Management consulting is a highly competitive industry — with highly competitive pay. The consulting industry has taken a hit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the last several months, firms had to halt business travel, adopt remote work tools, and adjust to the new normal while simultaneously serving corporate clients. But many are still hiring for 6-figure jobs. Nearly all of the consul...
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Ulta Black Friday Starts Now + Colourpop Vaults Live and On Sale

Ulta Black Friday starts now online at! There’s about a four minute wait time to get into the site at the moment! Also, the Coloyrpop Vaults are live now and available on Ulta’s site on sale! Colourpop Voulez Vous Ultra Glossy Lip Vault $28 Colourpop All For Yeux Super Shock Shadow Vault $27 Colourpop Romance Moi 12 Piece Ultra Matte Lip Vault $42 Here’s some highlights from the sale! Ulta Black Friday Deals 2020 Haircare Batiste Buy 1, Get 1 FreeSelect Redken Shampoo and Conditione...
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I'm a 29-year-old Instagram influencer who made $17,000 in one month. Here's how I turned my love of fruit into a lucrative business.

Marley Mauvais is a food content creator and Instagram influencer. Photo: @sudophotography, Marley Mauvais is a 29-year-old fruit influencer and plant-based content creator who lives in New Jersey. In 2019, she started an Instagram account to share her fruit-based recipes with others, and slowly began to make and sell the products and home remedies she used. In September, Marley recorded her first five-figure month, making $17,000 from a combination of sales on her website as w...
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My Kidney Stone and Your Job Search

Part I: Back Story A couple of years ago, when I was working at BambooHR, I had an immense pain in my belly/back/gut. I hoped it wasn’t something life-ending like cancer, but you never know. I hadn’t felt anything that painful since I had my gall bladder attacks, many years ago. I really hoped it wasn’t my appendix, which would only mean surgery. The pain was so bad I just couldn’t imagine it being anything that was no big deal. I think it was a Sunday when I finally dragged myself to the urgent...
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Aftelier Perfumes Releases Violet Ambrosia

Aftelier Perfumes is releasing a new perfume for 2020, Violet Ambrosia. It is an exploration of two central notes: a violet accord paired with a particularly rare batch of broom flower (also known as genêt.) This small, yellow, ethereal flower has a distinctly honey-scented aura, which perfumer Mandy Aftel has paired with other key botanical ingredients to complete the setting. "The soft violet... Read full article: Aftelier Perfumes Releases Violet Ambrosia from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colog...
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Why is Musc Ravageur So Memorable?

Frédéric Malle’s Musc Ravageur, composed by Maurice Roucel in 2000, is probably the most popular musk perfume of all time in the artisanal world, both for sales and renown. Fragrantica totals 516 reviews of the scent, close behind Carnal Flower with 527 and Portrait Of A Lady with 532. Other evaluations to notice are that most users think Musc Ravageur is an evening or night-time scent most su... Read full article: Why is Musc Ravageur So Memorable? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazi...
Tags: Fashion, Frederic Malle, Fragrantica Perfumes, Carnal Flower, Musc Ravageur, Maurice Roucel

5 Key Steps for Starting Your Home Business

We’ve all thought about how great it would be to be our own boss. If you’re clever enough to have a great business idea and something to set yourself apart in your market, you might just get to live the dream. Starting a business out of your house can be complicated, though. Here are five things you will need to set yourself up.   A Dedicated Phone Line and Email Address We all get spam calls or calls that we simply don’t want to pick up at the moment. Having a dedicated line for y...
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How Rudy Giuliani went from a respected federal prosecutor and beloved NYC mayor to Trump's bag man

Rudy Giuliani. J Pat Carter/AP Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's attorney, has been at the forefront of the administration's response to several controversies and legal issues. Giuliani was once the widely hailed mayor of America's largest city who lead the country through national tragedy. Recently, Giuliani became a key player in Trump's impeachment inquiry, found himself under federal investigation, and has represented the Trump campaign's unsubstantiated efforts to overturn the r...
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A sommelier compared 11 wines from Costco, Target, Trader Joe's, and BJ's — and the winner was clear

Sara Lehman is the private sommelier and lifestyle director of 160 Madison, which is a luxury, residential high-rise building in Manhattan. She also owns the wine and travel blog Somm in the City.We gave Sara 11 different low-cost wines to try from big-box stores like Costco, Target, BJ's, and Trader Joe's. Watch the video above to see how she ranked bottles of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and rosé, all under $10.Following is a transcript of the video.Sara Lehman: I'm Sara Lehman. I am the ...
Tags: Video, Red Wine, California, Life, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Lidl, Wine, Pinot Grigio, Ranking, Costco, Target, Joe, Trader Joe's, Rose

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