As part of National Beer Day on April 7, here are awesome ways to make use of beer other than drinking

alcohol-2101_640According to history, beer is the oldest drink enjoyed by civilization and may even be as old as civilization itself. Beer’s history can be traced in history and literature, and the oldest proven record of beer is between 4,000 to 6,000 years ago in the poem to honor Ninkasi, the Sumerian goddess of brewing. However, as humans evolved, so did beer and its uses. Here are some awesome ways to use beer today:

Bake It With Cake and Eat It Too!

Nowadays, there are recipes for almost everything that can be ingested by the human body. One of the fantastic creations of the beer-loving culture is the beer bread. Making beer bread isn’t as difficult as you’d imagine. You will need the following to get started with this classic beer bread recipe shared by Bridget from Bake at 350:
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Jazz up your home and control your mood swings using the psychology of color

Have you ever wondered why it’s popular to wear blue during a job interview or why cheerful people are said to have a “sunny disposition?” Perhaps you’re also wondering why looking out into the turquoise sea water tends to make you think, reminisce, or reflect.

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Whether you believe it or not, all these colors and more have a certain emotional and psychological effect on us all. Treetopia gives you a glimpse of what some of the more popular colors trigger with special focus on 2013’s Color of the Year: green.

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Channel your inner Irish and bring the Emerald Isles into your home

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every 17th of March, the feast day of St. Patrick himself. Aside from the parade and parties where pints and quarts of beer are passed around, this day holds a greater significance for the people of the Emerald Isles. Here are some tidbits and fun suggestions on how to bring out your inner Irish.

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Bring out those shakers and blenders because it’s time for some delightful recipes for National Margarita Day


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It’s National Margarita Day this Friday and what better way to celebrate than mixing up a glass or two (or several) of this favorite concoction. Treetopia has gathered a few recipes you and your friends can try out, so gather everyone for a margarita-tasting party!

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Treetopia has listed down some romantic destinations for a memorable trip with your partner

The excitement surrounding Valentine’s Day may be over but it doesn’t mean you can’t still be in a romantic mood. If you’re planning an intimate escape for you and your partner, consider these romantic destinations on Treetopia’s list:

 

A Taste of Culture and the Arts

If you and your partner love to immerse yourselves in culture and enjoy the excitement of a bustling city, then New York is the place to go. Take snapshots as you explore the city or dress up and take pleasure in Broadway or Off-Broadway productions. Find inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum or have a nice, romantic carriage ride around Central Park. When you’ve had your fill, you can head on over to the scenic Niagara Falls and cuddle as you enjoy the view of cascading water.

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Level up your marriage proposal plans this Valentine’s Day with creative ways to pop the question

Marriage proposals on Valentine’s Day may be cheesy or predictable to some but you have to admit, they are definitely an awesome way to celebrate the love between two people. As an advocate of love and anything fabulous, Treetopia presents to you innovative ways you may employ when you want to pop the question to your partner.

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Instead of following the crowd, show the crowd how fabulous you really are

Many choose to follow trends because it’s easier and more accessible since stores are always well-stocked on trendy design items. However, like all predictable things, trends soon run out of style and are quickly replaced by another. More often than not, trends that people can’t get enough of at one point just as quickly go out of fashion, like how the retro trend started gaining popularity again, only to die down months later.


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If you think stress is already making you look like you’re ancient, Treetopia has some suggestions to restore your youth

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As expected after the holidays, work has piled up and credit card bills from Christmas shopping purchases have made its way to your mailbox. If you’re already feeling like a dried-up prune from dealing with the avalanche of backlogged work and piled-up bills, it’s time to treat yourself right to regain your youthful composure. Since January is Self-love Month, Treetopia has gathered some suggestions on how you can show your love for yourself by looking and feeling fabulous in spite of all the negative vibes.

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If you’re looking for activities to do on Fun-at-Work Day, Treetopia has some awesome ideas you can try

According to our fabulous calendar, it’s almost that time of the year when we can add a lot of fun at work. Different sources identify January 27, 28, or 29 as the date for “Fun-at-Work Day,” but one thing’s for sure: having fun at work is a must. So no matter which date your office chooses to celebrate this quirky holiday, Treetopia has gathered some fun activities you can initiate to shake things up in your workplace.

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Make a significant change in your life with resolutions that work and are less difficult to maintain

Every year, we list down and vow to make changes in our lives with resolutions that last somewhere between two weeks and one full quarter of the year. We’ve all been there and we all know how difficult it can sometimes get as more and more temptations and reasons to break our resolutions come along. Fortunately, Treetopia has listed a few, often-aimed-for life-changing resolutions and ways you can stay on track.

 

Be Fitter

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People automatically equate being fit to extreme dieting and rigorous exercising. Remember that our bodies respond differently to stimuli so what works for that ultra-thin celebrity does not necessarily mean that it will work you. If your goal is to be fit, you have to understand your body’s needs first and create a strategy tailor-made according to it. Come up with a reasonable fitness goal. The contestants of The Biggest Loser may have lost a lot of weight in the first few weeks, but keep in mind that they were also living in seclusion with nothing to do but diet and exercise with the help of experts. Create fitness plans to work around your other priorities and you will see your efforts pay off when your fabulous new self emerges at the end of this fitness roller coaster ride.

 

Learn Something

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More often than not, one of our awesome but idealistic goals is to learn something new, whether it is a new language (Oui!) or a new skill (want to be the next Master Chef?), or to pursue your dream that’s been put on hold (today the shower, tomorrow Broadway!). Here’s a secret to reaching your goal: if you want it bad enough, just go for it. It’s never too late and you’re never too old to learn something new, especially something that would add to your already wonderful and charming personality. No one ever gets it right the first time, but with patience and enough passion, you will achieve your goals.

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