Entries by Northern Lights

How to Create a Mini-Bali at Home

If you’ve been to Bali for a holiday you probably didn’t want to come back home at the end of it. Many people fall in love with the friendly people, the culture, lifestyle and food and go back again and again to enjoy it. They even love the Balinese outdoor furniture that is so different […]

Pros and Cons of Free Drug Rehab Treatment

Drug rehab treatment is notoriously costly and for those who may have spent years as an addict it is almost impossible to afford, especially if it is a residential clinic. The day clinics are cheaper, but their recovery rate may not be as high due to the addict returning to a high-risk environment each night. […]

10 Clothing Tips for Overseas Travel

Whether you intend to travel to Bali or some other overseas holiday destination, deciding what clothes to take can consume a lot of time, especially if you’ve never been there before. Once thing to remember is that blending in with the crowd can help to avoid becoming the target of pickpockets, scammers – especially if […]

Dealing with Substance Abuse at Home

If  a spouse or a child who still lives at home is addicted to drugs it can be very difficult to live with, especially if they become violent. It’s important to get them into drug rehab, but of course, you can’t force other adults to do this if they don’t want to. So how do […]

Party Hire – Try a Photo Booth

If you are hosting a party you will want all your guests to have a great time, so you need to pay attention to all the many details there are in getting a party off the ground. There are many things to arrange, from getting a good DJ and music to deciding what drinks and […]

How to Get Rid of that Tattoo

Sometimes we do stupid things when we are young and regret them a great deal as we mature.  Tattoos come under this heading. During that time of our teens and early twenties we are in a rebellious frame of mind and may get extensive tattoos that we realise a few years down the track look […]

Why a Kitchen Renovation is a Good Investment

Whether you are looking for some way to make your home worth more, or just want to enhance your own lifestyle, a kitchen renovation is considered to be one of the best investments. If you want to sell in the near future, it is the kitchen that all women look at first. If the kitchen […]

The Most Effective Automatic Pool Cleaners

Installing a pool is a wonderful way to get the children out of the house and doing healthy exercise where you can watch over them. When you have a pool, you will know that the biggest headache is keeping it – and thus the water in it – clean, so it is safe to swim […]

Why Designer Garden Pots are a Good Choice

Many people love gardening but for some reason cannot have a garden. This may be because of their living environment or due to their health. However, most people can have at least one pot plant to keep them happy. If you have a tiny courtyard or room for just a few planters on your patio, […]

Things for the Newcomer to do in Bali

If you have never been to Bali before there are many wonderful things to do there. But for the person who has never travelled overseas before, knowing what to do and arranging to do it can be somewhat overwhelming. One of the best ways to get the most out of your holiday to Bali is […]

Side Effects of Liposuction

Every surgical procedure has some kind of side-effects. Since liposuction is surgery, it too, has certain side-effects that you should know about. That is not to say that they should cause you concern; it is just something you need to cope with for the result you want. If you have concerns about anything, don’t be […]

How to Avoid Your Home Burning Down

When renovating an older home, most people tend to look at what is visible to make their decision about where to start their renovations. However, it is often what is hidden that needs fixing first. Any qualified electrician will tell you that fires in older homes are often caused by faulty wiring. Electrical wiring is […]

Basic Principles of Social Media Marketing

Are you looking for organic ways to get more customers for your online business? You may have decided to try social media marketing.  One of the most common ways is to set up a Facebook Business Page to showcase your products and get your friends – and hence, their friends, – to Like it. There […]

3 Good Reasons to Use Colorbond Roofing

If you are building a new home there will be many decisions to make regarding the materials you use. These are important decisions so are worth due consideration. After all, you want your home to be made of durable material that will give value for money, provide good insulation and offer aesthetics as well. If […]

How to Stay Healthy in Bali

There is always some risk to your health when travelling even if it just because you will be mingling with a lot of people from different places who could spread the kinds of germs that your body has not built up immunity to. When going to places such as Indonesia and especially Bali, there are […]

What to Expect During Botox Treatment

Botox treatment is not complicated. It is simply a matter of having injections in the site you want to have wrinkles removed from. However, to get to the point of treatment you will need to see the doctor first and make an appointment for the treatment. It is important to take note of what the […]

How Juvederm Dermal Filler can Help You

Juvederm is a dermal filler product used to smooth out wrinkles and lines in the face. It is made from Hyaluronic acid, (HA) a substance that is found naturally in the body that delivers nutrients to the skin and helps it to remain soft and plump. Some dermal fillers also contain lidocaine, a topical anaesthetic […]

8 Ways to Enjoy Landscape Design

It doesn’t matter how wonderful your home is, if the surrounding area is left to its own devices the whole look of the place with be spoiled. Worse still, this neglect can really bring down the value of the property as well as inhibit your lifestyle. When the outside elements of the property are designed […]

Graphic Design Ideas that Pop

Graphic design should be so good it pops and sizzles, but unfortunately, much is so bland and boring it slips out of our notice, along with whatever it was advertising. Not all designers have what it takes to create great design, but by taking heed of just a few tips you can edge out the […]

10 Benefits of Using Limestone Products

It is a well-known saying that you get what you pay for. What it really means is when you try to save money by buying cheap, you will find yourself with a cheap and nasty product that either doesn’t do what it is supposed to, or it breaks within a year or two. So when […]

Musts for Healthy Skin

There are plenty of tips and advice around to make your skin more healthy, but it doesn’t pay to take advice from just anywhere. Skin is the largest organ of your body and as such, needs sensible care that is simpler than you may think. Many problems with skin are due to what is put […]

Why Professional Carpet Cleaning is Essential for Health

Carpets are one of the most popular floor coverings for both homes and commercial buildings. This is due to the comfortable warmth and noise insulation they provide. Walking on a hard surface is not only tiring, it is noisy, both to those on the same floor and to those underneath. However, since carpet cannot be […]

4 Ways to Get Off the Tourist Trail in Bali

While many people who go to Bali on holidays are content to either stay in nice hotels or cheap Bali villas and do all the touristy things and visit the common and popular places, others may want to seek out and experience the true culture of this exotic island by getting off the tourist trail. […]

A Lesson In Economics Courtesy Of SEO Study

Has anybody else noticed the correlation between the top-paying SEO keywords and the state of the Western English-speaking economy? No, don’t skim over this, it’s very easy to understand and very startling. According to wordstream.com, the six top-paying Google adwords keywords are…

The Trouble with Nutrition

Nutrition is a word that is bandied about in many women’s magazines and even on television. We are told to have a healthy diet and also take supplements so that we get enough nutrition, add nutritional powders of all kinds to our fruit juice, juice our fruits and vegetables to ensure we don’t miss some […]

10 Tips to Lower the Cost of Building a Home

Building a home is not always cheaper than buying one, but sometimes either option can seem out of your reach.  If you are thinking of building a home, here are some tips you may be able to use to lower the cost. Even if you use just one or two it will mean some kind […]

9 Tips for Moving into Your New Home with Teens

Moving is stressful on its own, but when you add teens to the mix it can be a nightmare. However, it doesn’t have to be. Teens are old enough to help, but even if you hire professional Perth removalists and they only unpack their own stuff, it will save you having to do it. Here […]

How to Choose a Digital Agency

Once you have decided to get your company’s website up and running you will need to choose a digital agency to help you with the many elements that are essential for success. It is important to think carefully about what your business needs so that you can choose the best digital agency – one that […]

Packing Tips for a Bali Holiday

No matter where you go for a holiday it is difficult not to over-pack, but this is never so true as going to Bali because it is so hot and humid. You will only need summer clothing there, so leave coats, jumpers and trackies at home. This will free up a lot of space in […]

The Joys of Outdoor Living

While living indoors allows us to create a controlled climate that is comfortable year round, there are many benefits to outdoor living as well. Fresh air and sunshine are actually healthy for us. If we don’t get a certain amount of sun on our skin it can adversely affect our health, as health care officials […]

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Web Design

When you have a website it is usually because you want to interact with others in some way, whether to sell a product or service, or just get visitors to sign up for something. Your web design plays an important part in accomplishing this, but in some cases it does not do the job you […]

How to Care for Your Limestone Floor

Limestone floors are more than just aesthetically pleasing; they are stunningly beautiful.  Not only do they add value to your home; they also create a hard-wearing and durable surface that will last for decades. But just like any other flooring surface, they require care to always look their best. The main thing to remember is […]

Budgeting Tips for Your New Home

Few people can purchase a home without getting a loan to do so. That means you have to pay back the loan plus interest – and lots more besides; stamp duty, insurance, solicitors fees and so on. Sometimes budgeting starts off well but you get off track, or extra bills come in unexpectedly and you […]

Differentiating Between Branding and Logo Design

To get the best logo design for your business it is important to know the differences between branding and logo. Some people think of them as being the same thing, when in fact, they are not. The terms cannot and should not be used to mean the same as each other. This is confusing because […]

How to Get the Best Out of Your Adwords Marketing Campaign

One of the most effective aspects of digital marketing is Google AdWords. Once you have decided to dip a toe into the waters of an adwords marketing campaign you will need to do everything possible to ensure success. Unless you have a large budget, you may be concerned about what adwords will cost. If your […]

5 Scams to Avoid in Bali

Every country has scams, but when it is a popular tourist destination full of great upmarket accommodation and the locals are mainly poor, it is more likely that there will be even more scams to watch out for. Whether you have never been to Bali or are a regular there, here are some scams to watch […]

What To Do If You Get Into Trouble

There are many ways to get into trouble and sometimes the consequences of doing something on impulse are far reaching – even devastating. The first and foremost thing to do if you get into serious trouble with the law is to contact a criminal lawyer for help. They will even come to the police station, […]

How Landscaping Professionals can Enhance Your Lifestyle

When it comes to getting landscaping done, whether it is residential or commercial, having landscaping professionals in to do the job is really the best way to go, especially in places such as Western Australia where both the weather and soil type can pose challenges. One reason why gardens fail A lot of our garden […]

Why You Need a Will

Many people put off making a Will until it is too late, while others don’t think they need one. However, if you have property – and this includes superannuation – you need to go and see lawyers and organise a Will to ensure it is distributed properly after your death. Dying without a Will or consulting […]

How to be More Successful in Email Marketing

To be successful, email marketing needs to achieve three things. Get most of your addressee’s to open the email Get them to read it right through And get them to click through to your offer If your email marketing efforts don’t quite manage this, here are some tips to help you become more successful. Create […]

8 Essential Elements of Security Fencing

Security fencing is essential in many areas and for many different types of places, from residential to commercial. It not only keeps unwanted intruders or vandals out; it protects the public from harm in many cases, should they accidentally wander into a construction zone or some other hostile environment where they may suffer injury. To […]

Iatrogenicity

OK, it means: the potential for causation of illness by medical treatment. The word is not in my dictionary, but I think it’s a good word. And it defines what I believe is a major health problem of our times. Let me phrase the problem in the form of a question: How much of the […]

Bringing Kitchen Design Out of the Dark Ages

What every woman dreams of is a modern kitchen that is smart, functional and looks amazing. Unfortunately, people with older homes are unlikely to have this unless they get a professional Perth kitchen designer in to completely renovate this important room. With the advent of open floor plans, the kitchen is in full view of […]

Overview of the Latest Trends in Web Design

Web design is constantly evolving because the way people access the web is changing. These days, so many more people use their iPhones to connect to the Internet and these give a quite different user experience than the desktop computer due to touch technology. Even tablets use responsive technology, but these devices have much smaller […]

8 Essential SEO Tips

SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is a term for several ways and means of getting your page ranked higher in the SERPs, or Search Engine Results Pages. Why is this desirable? If you have ever searched online for something you will very likely have clicked on one of the websites that the search engines offer […]

The Importance of Safe Scaffolding

Many buildings these days are high-rise, even residential buildings. Few such structures can be built without some form of scaffolding to provide access to those parts that are out of reach. Whether it’s a high-rise of many storeys or a home with one high side, safe scaffolding is needed if the job is to be […]

Despair and Gloom: How to get out

Two recent movies presented a view of the slow, sad grind of purposeless middle America: The Good Girl (with Jennifer Aniston), and About Schmidt (with Jack Nicholson). In both of them, the characters were caught in a bleak environment where life seemed to have no purpose in particular, and they couldn’t get out of it. […]