August 20, 2019 by BRITTANY NATALE
Whether you're moving into a new place or just want to give a nice update to your current one, adding a splash of paint to your home can work wonders. But did you know that certain colors have different effects on different personalities? And if you're an extrovert, you can really have fun with the ones that work best for you.
POPSUGAR spoke to Paintzen Certified Color Consultant Meghan Stewart, who explained that extroverts are naturally drawn to and inspired by energy, which makes powerful colors like bright reds, oranges, and yellows perfect for them. "These colors provide more than just a pop of color, but also a sense of exhilaration when they characterize a space," she said. "For this reason, we see extroverts respond well to shades like PPG's Blaze, Orange Clay, or Limitless." Stewart suggested using one of these colors for an accent wall or above wainscoting. They also work really well when paired alongside lighter creams and earth tones as the contrast helps these eye-catching colors to really pop.
However, these bright hues are not the only ideal color choices for extroverts. "Colors like blues, purples, and pinks are often associated with the introverted personality type, but if extroverts stick to more saturated hues they will still get a stimulating effect, while also experiencing a cooler color scheme," said Stewart.
If you're an extrovert looking for a new color to paint one of your walls at home, read ahead for some of our top color picks.
"Youthful pinks bring energy into a room, while also adding a feminine touch," shared Stewart. Cherry Brandy is a great mood-boosting hue that would work well in dining rooms, living rooms, and other spaces extroverts may use for entertaining.
This blue hue elicits images of oceanside views and days spent on the beach. "Aquas tend to give off a relaxing, yet energizing vibe, and are ideal for spaces such as a bedroom where an extrovert can relax while also enjoying the energy of the color," said Stewart.
Stewart said that deep red hues can help make vibrant, enticing statements, which are perfect for any outgoing individual: "This red rock-inspired color is perfect as a pop of color on a door or window trim."
If you don't want to go all out with a red-hued wall but still want to turn a few heads, Orange Clay is the way to go. "Oranges typically exude excitement and energy, which make them ideal colors for people who enjoy uplifting spaces within their homes," Stewart told POPSUGAR.
This bright purple option radiates royalty. "Used throughout a home, this color will offer a refreshing, stylish vibe," Stewart explained. "Purple walls can provide the excitement and inspiration extroverted people admire."
"This energizing, happy yellow hue is the perfect color for those looking for motivation!" said Stewart. This citrus color is a muted tone, making it a great option to use anywhere around the house.
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Posted: Aug 20, 2019 / 05:59 AM CDT Updated: Aug 20, 2019 / 09:47 AM
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Tens of thousands of Austin Independent School District students returned to class Tuesday. For many students, teachers and administrators, it could be the last year in their schools.
On Sept. 6, AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz and his staff will release a list of schools they believe the district should consider for closure or consolidation.
That could include Metz Elementary in East Austin. It’s one of three schools all within a mile and a half of each other. AISD is planning but nothing for Metz or Zavala elementary schools.
This school year though, it’s a full house at Metz as students from Sanchez will also pack the halls while their school gets its upgrades.
Sanchez’s multi-million dollar modernization project left many in the community worried about the future of Metz and Zavala. The district could consolidate the schools due to low enrollment. This move to was first approved by voters during the Fall 2017 bond vote. The was shaped by the district’s , which serves as a for all AISD facilities over the next 25 years.
But at present, the district has not made a on which AISD schools they plan to close or consolidate. In early August, the district pushed back its timeline to Sept. 6, and the school board won’t make any of those proposed changes official until November. It also plans to get weeks of feedback from the community after the proposal is released.
School and district leaders said they are currently focused on making sure students are in a 21st century learning environment to prepare them for the future. Metz Elementary Principal Martha Castillo agrees, saying their attention is on the classroom.
“We try to let the outside noise not affect the work that we do with students, we are here for the kids that are here every day and that’s what we will continue to do,” Castillo said. “We are going to focus on the students and the learning every day that we are here.”
On Aug. 15, the Texas Education Agency released its 2019 accountability ratings, which showed big improvements for Metz and Zavala elementary schools — but not for Sanchez. Metz jumped from a D to a B as its score rose from to an
“We are very proud that we have received a recognized rating,” Castillo said. “As a campus, we set a goal and then we made sure all hands were on deck, all individuals in the building were working toward the same goal and every week we would check in to make sure progress was being made.”
Zavala Elementary kept its B rating but went up from an to an However, Sanchez Elementary School’s ratings fell from a to a .
The project to modernize Sanchez Elementary School should be completed by August 2021.
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This Stunning Hotel Room in Mexico Is Shaped Like a Bubble - and Right Next to a Winery
August 14, 2019 by DANIELLE JACKSON - First Published: August 9, 2019
Glamping is a relatively new trend that I've never actually given much thought to — it's basically just boujee camping — but now that I've seen these bubble-shaped hotel rooms in Mexico, I may be forced to reconsider.
The bubble rooms I'm referring to have been all over my Instagram feed, and they're a part of the Campera Hotel located in Valle de Guadalupe, a popular wine region in Mexico. According to a listing on Airbnb, the hotel is a pretty short distance away from a handful of wineries and luxury restaurants, and each of the ten rooms is ideal for couples and other groups of two. The rooms are all equipped with a full-size bed, heating and air systems, and bathrooms, though only guests who book suites will have access to indoor bathrooms. To top it all off, the rooms also offer a pretty spectacular view of the Mexican countryside.
Rates for regular hotel rooms at Campera start at $145 a night, while prices for bubble suites start at $180. Read ahead to see more gorgeous photos of the hotel before you grab the person closest to you and book your stay.
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AUSTIN (Connect Media) – Demolition is underway on the 1.2-acre Block 164 where an existing three-story building will be replaced by a 17-story office building.
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Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks, greenbelts and preserves—pursuant to Ordinance No. 20111102-025—effective immediately and until further notice. This includes the use of wood or charcoal BBQ pits/grills/smokers. Propane stoves are allowed in designated picnic areas only. As a general reminder, smoking is always prohibited in City of Austin parks.
The Austin Police Department’s Park Police and PARD's Park Rangers will enforce the ban in the City’s parks and greenbelts. Violations may result in a fine between $300 and $500.
The temporary ban helps ensure the safety of park patrons and surrounding communities, while minimizing the wildfire risk in the City’s parks and greenbelts. The Department will continue to evaluate fire conditions and will lift the ban as soon as it is safe to do so; a media advisory will be distributed at that time.
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My Friend's Obsession With Getting Perfect Instagram Photos Ruined Our Vacation
August 7, 2019 by JAMES BARRETT
I recently went on vacation with a friend of mine who, instead of experiencing things with me and being in the moment, looked at our trip together as one big photo shoot. Now, while I'm all about taking pictures, capturing memories, and even sharing them on social media (hey, it's fun!), I'm not OK with taking 30-plus photos to get the "perfect" shot or letting photo ops dictate an itinerary. Which is pretty much exactly what happened.
About two weeks before the trip, we couldn't even talk about what was supposed to be an epic adventure between friends without bringing up Instagram. She made a list of all the places she wanted to get photos and even picked out and coordinated outfits for these shots that she envisioned to share with her followers. We were influencers but without any influence
And I get it. Instagram has made pretty much everyone into a model these days. And why shouldn't you share cool photos that make you feel good? But a lot of the time — like on our vacation — it's not about capturing a genuine smile in a spontaneous moment anymore. It's about faking it, staging it, and trying to look like you're having the time of your life even when you aren't.
I was happy to take pictures, but it soon reached a point where I wasn't enjoying myself. I love my friend, but I hated what she had made of the trip. I wanted to remember the views with my own eyes, not looking at it through a screen and clicking a button over and over again. I wanted to really soak up every aspect of our trip and validate it through those moments instead of only feeling good about what we were doing and where we were through "likes."
On the last day of our vacation, we headed out on an all-day boat adventure. I gently suggested that we both leave our phones (aka cameras) in the room. She looked at me like someone had died. I started laughing because I didn't think my request was so terrible. I mean, we were in this beautiful place, and it deserved every ounce of attention we had to give it. With major hesitation, she gave way, and we didn't take any photos that day. It was the best day of the trip. We got to really explore and make memories for ourselves instead of worrying about capturing content to share with other people. The day was ours, and it was awesome.
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