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Nov

Wet Smartphone: What to Do?

Smartphone is part of Singapore’s society. You cannot go far without it. Somewhat it is true but you do not need your smartphone when you go to the sink or toilet. One day, a terrible thing happened – you accidentally dropped your smartphone in the toilet or sink.

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You learned your lesson (that you should never go near bodies of water when you are holding your precious smartphone) however, it is too late to regret because your smartphone is immersed in water. Fear not because you can still save your phone.

You only need to think of the following things:

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  • Do not turn it on: You want to know if the phone is still alive but it will not do good to your phone. No matter what happens, control the urge of turning it on. Turning it on right away may cause short-circuit.
  • Do not use hair dryer: You think that hair dryer can help but in truth, it will make things worse. The hair dryer may fry your internal components that are delicate.
  • Quickly take it apart: Look for a towel and quickly take your phone apart. You have to remove the rear cover, battery, SIM card and the microSD card. After taking it apart, gently wipe the parts. You have to get as much water from the phone.
  • Use vacuum cleaner: You cannot dry everything. The vacuum cleaner can help you with drying it further. Do not place the vacuum too close to the phone because it will fry the internal components.

If you are too afraid to give first-aid solution to your phone, you can bring it immediately to technicians. There are many technicians here in Singapore.

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Nov

Ways to Back up Your Smartphones

These days, smartphones are an indispensable tool to most Singaporeans. Without it, modern life will be difficult, maybe even impossible. That is very true, considering that so many things are now stored digitally. Beyond sending messages and making calls, smartphones has become one’s assistant and storehouse of personal data.

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If you have important data stored in your smartphone, backing it up should be a priority. There are people who ignore the importance of backing up so when the time that they encounter difficulties, they regret not backing it up. Here are some ways to back up your smartphones:

  • Google account: You can actually use your Google account to back up your files. Android users can specifically benefit from this. You only need to set your phone so it will sync calendars, contacts, pictures, etc.
  • Cloud: Cloud services are all over the place nowadays. Among the most popular cloud services today are Box.com, iCloud and Dropbox, which all let you back up and sync your data across different devices. The good thing about cloud is you can retrieve your data across all devices that you subscribed.

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  • Micro SD: You can also store your data to your micro SD cards. You only need to transfer data and store in your external storage.
  • Apps: You have to know that there are many applications that you can download or purchase that can help you back up data. You can look for free applications or you can buy cheaper ones. It will be up to you.
  • Computer: If you want, you can also store your data to your computer. You can simply drag and drop the things that you want to protect to your computer. Backing up via the computer is easy.

There are many options that you can consider. You have the power to protect your data. It is up to you to maximize it.

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Nov

Indications of a Good Partner

There are so many people who wish to have a better future with their partners. However, there are so many girls who are not who don’t think of the upcoming days because they are blinded by the feeling called love. Most of the time, love is the reason why there are a lot of woman cry. Nevertheless, love or your heart is dictated by your mind (physically saying).

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Thus, when you have chosen to stay with a guy that is not perfect with you, it’s your minds’ choice and it is not the fault of your heart. Actually, when you love someone, you have to think first before you say to the person that you also love him, right? Mind can lead you all the way – all the way to your success or it might be to your failure. Whether you believe it or not, it up to you. But once you say that you’ve done anything but still you’re hurt, then that’s another story.

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Mentally, heart dictates you mind. How? In a sense that you’ve chosen to love someone rather than your parents. It may be a dumb decision but your heart says that you must do it. In reality, if you are in love to a person you don’t listen to advices most especially from your parents. All you have is the promise that he said the he loved you.

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Nov

Parents are Always Right

Listening to you parent’s advice when you are in a serious relationship is really an important matter. You need to consult to your parent if you are doubtful about the guy or the girl that you are going to marry. Most of the time, predictions and advices of your parents are true.

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Whatever their decision is, it is still up to you if you choose to stay with your partner because in marriage, you will not rely to your mother and father. You have to stand on your own. Take the best choice and live a happy life. All of us wants to have a perfect marriage life. Basically, there’s no perfect marriage or even relationship because everything goes to a process.

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It is very rare to see a couple that has no problems in their relationship. Actually, even if you re financially stable or not, problem will always hunt you. You cannot avoid it instead you have to embrace it and come up with the best solution that you need. In reality, if you are rich, you’ll think on how to have time to your family which is a very difficult one.

On the other hand, if you are struggling with your finances, you will also think about it. The fact is, you cannot escape problems, you have to get you head up and get ready for the large waves that will come to you. Eventually, you will be get into it and once you are already gained experience, problems would be likely a part of your daily routine.

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Nov

3 Good Ways to Eliminate Fat

Today, there are so many modern techniques to get rid of the fat in your body. In fact, some methods claim it only takes 5–10 minutes to burn those fat. In addition, you will not feel tired because all you have to do is sit, press some button and wait for minutes to see the results. Indeed, technology provides convenience to individuals who want to lose fats right away.

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On the other hand, the natural method for eradicating body fats is still the best and effective way. Here are some natural processes of removing fluffy bellies:

  • Transform your way of life – Many overweight individuals complain about exercises that say it is an effective body workout. They blame the exercise because they do not lose weight. They may lose some but not as much as what they want to. Oftentimes, there are people who just want to have faster result that is why they complain much. Moreover, they blame somebody because of their failure.

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  • Drink lots of water – Most of the time, heavyweight individuals ignore this one. They tend to drink slimming tea and other beverages that can help them lose weight. There are a lot of claims that this works, but in reality, it really doesn’t. It only increases the risk of having serious illnesses.
  • Reduce consumption of carbohydrates – These are foods like rice, pasta, breads and potatoes. It is hard to refuse these foods because these are part of our daily meal. However, you can find some alternatives like eating vegetables as well as fruits. Aside that it is nutritious, it contributes a lot to weight loss.

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Nov

Preventing Medical Errors

Doctors also make mistakes. They are also human beings. Mistakes can occur anywhere in the health care centers, birthing places, clinics, hospitals, nurse rooms, pharmacies and more. These medical mistakes include the wrong prescription of medicines, wrong type of injection used to patients, malfunctioned equipment and laboratory results. It is true that medical practitioners are fully equipped with knowledge. But they can also commit mistakes once they are on the floor doing their job.

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Actually, there were group of surgeons who were sued for the death of a girl who was scheduled it blood transfusion. After the operation, doctors thought that it was successful until the patient shows unusual act. The doctors then realized that they have injected the wrong type of blood to the patient. They tried to rescue the girl and conduct another operation but the girl died. Today, the most common error of doctors is the facial surgery. A lot of people nowadays want to improve their face. Most individuals who did these were actors and actresses.

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They spend millions of dollars just to see improvement on their faces. They don’t care about what will possibly happen as long as they achieve the look that they want. But they have to do it because they want to look younger. Most individuals who undergo a facial operation are women who are in the age of 40 years old and above. They want to stay younger by having a surgery to eliminate all elements that contribute to skin and face aging.

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Nov

Financial Fears of Every Singaporean

You live in an uncertain world. Singapore can be rough sometimes but with that, many opportunities will come. It is normal to be scared especially if you think about your financial standing but you need to face your fears to get by. You should think that you are not alone. If you know what to do, you will surely prosper here in Singapore or wherever in the world.

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As mentioned above, you need to face your fears to get by. With that, here are some tips on tackling your fears so you can start increasing your savings:

  • Budgeting: There are people who are scared of budgeting because it means cutting back expenses and taking away the freedom of spending freely. If you do not like to call it budgeting, you can call it something else – strategic planning.
  • Determining financial status: Some ignore their financial status. It is essential that you determine, assess and examine your financial statements, savings, loans and other debts. This is an act of admitting that you may have little savings or you overspent. This is your way of acknowledging a problem before you begin looking for the right solution.
  • Understanding financial jargon: Not all people understand financial jargons. Remember that any information that can help you with your finances can make a difference at the end of the day. Do not be ashamed to reach out for help if you do not understand anything. If you want, you can look for many references. It is best if you have financial adviser.

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  • Not having enough to invest: People are afraid to invest because in the first place they do not have enough to invest. That is not an issue. The investment world is vast. You can start small and eventually make it grow.
  • Not taking risks: If you are the type that does not take risks because you are afraid of the consequences, you have to realize that the investment world has different tolerance levels. If you are a risk taker, you may invest in stocks but if you want fewer risks, you can consider government bonds.
  • Losing money because of financial mistakes: Admit it, people make mistakes sometimes. If you are too afraid to lose money because of financial mistakes, you will retire in mediocrity. When you make decisions, base it on facts not just hearsays or suggestions.

Hopefully the tips given above will suffice. Everyone gets scared at all times but the trick is to tackle it before it takes a toll in your life. Matters about your finances should be faced valiantly. No matter what happens, you have to stand and fight.  

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Oct

Everything You Need to Know about Atopic Dermatitis

Not all people here in Singapore know they have a skin problem called atopic dermatitis or commonly called eczema. It is a skin condition that begins during infancy and pursues through childhood. There are many who outgrew this condition but there are others who continue to have this through adulthood. You have to know that there are many types of eczema.

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Types of eczema include contact eczema, allergic contact eczema, dyshidriotic eczema, seborrheic eczema, nummular eczema, statis dermatitis and neurodermatitis. If you want to know about these conditions, you should consult your dermatologists or just look for references. Moving on, atopic dermatitis affects people who live in dry climates and cities. It is no wonder why some Singaporeans suffer such. Atopic dermatitis both affects men and women.

You wonder what really causes eczema. There are many possible causes but for a start, experts say that it is the combination of environmental and hereditary factors. When you speak of environmental factors, it include irritants (like soaps, shampoos, detergents, vegetable and meats), allergens (like pollens, dust mites, mould and dandruff) and foods (like soy products, dairy products, wheat, eggs and nuts).

People who have this condition will experience periods where their symptoms worsen or flare up but there will come a time when their symptoms will improve. Symptoms that will manifest if you have this condition include rashes that become bumpy, rashes that darken and rashes that will appear in elbows, neck and knees. The appearance of the affected skin will vary depending on how much it is scratched.

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You have to keep in mind that scratching and rubbing the affected area will lead to irritation and infections. In fact, it will increase the inflammation thereby making the itch worse. If you think you have this condition, you should consult your dermatologists right away. Doctors will agree that there is no single test that can diagnose eczema. The doctor will need to see you multiple times before they make the right diagnosis.

There are many specialists here in Singapore that you can go to. Do not worry about it. The next thing that you should consider is the treatment and prevention of eczema. Truthfully, there is no overall cure for the condition. Doctors only aim to heal the affected skin and prevent flaring up. The treatment will focus on alleviating the symptoms.

Here are some things that you can do: take regular warm baths, moisturize skin every day, wear soft fabrics, use mild soaps, learn what triggers your condition and avoid them, use humidifier and many more. Doctors will prescribe topical creams and ointments.

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Oct

Once-Popular Desserts in Singapore

Your dining experience will never be complete without desserts. Singaporeans love desserts. Desserts offer lots of possibilities because every day, there is something new to try. Whenever there is a new Western restaurant, you head there and try their desserts but what about local desserts?

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Unfortunately, local desserts here belong to the “once-popular” category. This means that not all Singaporeans are agog about it and it will be lost soon. This article will attempt to re-introduce local desserts that were once enjoyed by your parents, grandparents and great grandparents.

Here are some:

  • Traffic light cakes: It is made of soft butter cakes that are garnished with fruity essence like cherry, kiwi and lemon. If you want to try traffic light cakes, you can head to Beach Road and seek the confectionery. These cakes are hard to find.
  • Bludder tarpeh: This is an Indo-Dutch dessert. This was once known for its tasty fermented tapioca. This is in danger because fermented cassava is hard to find here in Singapore. If you want to try bludder tarpeh, you can go to East Coast Road.

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  • Cherries Jubilee: You will be entertained before you consume the dessert. There’s a restaurant that will flame your dessert first right in front of your eyes. The dessert presents plump and cherries which are bathed in syrup with vanilla ice cream. If you want to try cherries jubilee, you should head to River Valley Road.
  • Lamington cakes: Lamington is a burst of fruity flavour encased in coconut coating. If you want to try the lamington cakes, you can go to Kandahar Street and look for the famous café.

It is not too late to re-discover it.  You can still enjoy it because though they are struggling to be known, they are still available, for now.

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Oct

Protect Your Phone from Blowing Up

What are the chances that your phone will blow up? There is a remote chance. It is crucial that you know the things that can contribute to its blowing up and how you can prevent it. Your phone blowing up is unusual but it pays to be prepared.

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Here are some things that you can do to prevent your phone from blowing up:

  • Do not purchase low-quality bats: You can find many low-quality bats here in Singapore but it will not do you good. Low grade batteries is a bad idea because of quality and care issues. Low-quality bats do not follow the necessary standard. That should alarm you.
  • Look for a place with ventilation during charger: When you are charging, look for a place that is well-ventilated. It is not a good idea to cover your phone with your pillow. The safest thing to do is keep it away from fabrics and other electronics should it overheat.

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  • Have it checked by professionals: If your phone fell to the water, do not attempt to save it. Even if you salvaged it, corrosion and short circuit are likely to happen. You have to look for professionals and have it checked. There are many professionals/technicians here in Singapore. Do not worry.
  • Do not use it while charging: The most basic thing that you should do is not use your phone when you are charging it. Charging and using it at the same time can lead to overheating. You wouldn’t want that.

You really cannot be sure of the phone you are using. Just be cautious so you will not end up blowing your ear or hands.

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Oct

Too Much Information is a Lie

Most of the time, a person immediately defends himself when he is lying. Sometimes, he would state all unnecessary information that will make him more suspected. One of the most important signs that a person is lying is by listening at his statement.

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Giving too many information indicates falseness. This is very common to all. Most of the time, it happens when you want to cover yourself to a deed that you have done. It is not a mistake if you give details to a person. You can even give him all the details that he wants to know as long as you don’t act as if you are too defensive.

It’s like answering a question that can be answerable by Yes or No. For example, “Have you dated last weekend?” You can simply say yes or no to that question.

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Now, if your answer is like this: “Last weekend Rey and I go at gun shop and then go fishing. After that, we go to some massage center and eat at a famous restaurant in Jason St. At six o’clock we waited for Rey’s mother near the bridge at Cannington St. and after few hours of waiting, her mother doesn’t show up so we went home.”

There is something wrong with the person when he answer just like that. It’s something that can be simply determined. Answering like this is an indication that you are defending yourself when in the first place, you are only asked a very simple question and there is no need to elaborate.

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Oct

The Truth is Hidden in a Lie

Sometimes, a person looks like lying but is stating the truth. How will you determine it? Simply tie all the information you have gathered from different sources and when you are done, you can determine who is saying the truth. The secret to know if a person is lying, is to also know what lie is.

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A Sign of Anxiety

Eye contact is a very important factor when you are stating the truth. Like for example, when you are called by your teacher for an oral recitation. You do not know the answer. Basically, you will bow down your head and you cannot look straightforward to your teacher while answering. This indicates that you are dishonest.

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Knowing Who’s Saying the Truth

Most of the time, confident students who know the answer do not mind if they have an eye contact or not as long as they answer fluently and it is correct. You will notice that a person who is telling the truth is calm and fluently giving you all the information that you want. However, when a person is lying there is a sign that his eyes will not directed to you.

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Yes, he is speaking every detail of an incident but he is only telling a half-baked truth because he does not do eye contact with you. Aside from eye contact, many people sweat more when they are lying and sometimes they are so bothered that they cannot work properly. If these happen to a person and it is not its usual attitude, he is giving a sign that he is deceiving.

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Oct

Some Futuristic Ideas That Can Help Rebuild the Planet

There is no such thing as the impossible with the world that we have today. A lot of things can evolve but some things need to remain the same. As for the maintenance of what is natural, one just cannot forget that the root bears it all. Losing the environment would mean losing everything in this planet. That is why, the advancement of the technology doesn’t only address to making the things in life easier, it should also be dedicated to saving life.

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There’s no perfect time as now. Here are some of the ideas that can actually alter the waste land futuristic idea that everybody seems to have:

1. Wind Power: At present, this has to be the cheapest and the most widespread renewable technology.

2. Solar Power: This idea has been known since the 1970′s but it is only just now that such mediums were created to put this to good use in the world. This technology has become available worldwide and is now actually affordable.

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3. Grid Storage: It is more on the idea that the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow too strong to meet the electricity demand. What comes off as an appealing idea now has to store these energies in such a location that would render the solar and wind power energy as something that can be used as a medium to collect energy but can be turned off over time.

These are all just ideas – ideas that can be done in the future.

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Oct

Finding the Best Orthodontic Care

Your smile is one of your most precious assets; therefore, a full dental service is necessary to keep your teeth looking good and healthy. A flawless set of teeth is absolutely an integral part of your overall health and wellness.

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However, if you have an improper bite and or other teeth problems, you just do not see an ordinary dentist but a professional orthodontist. So, if you are thinking of going through an orthodontic treatment of any kind, make sure that you do it right. People do not visit an orthodontist very often in their lives, but certain problematic people may need to at some point in their lives. It could be you or your child. Who knows!

It is both the duty and responsibility of a parent to ensure that your child’s teeth are growing the way they should be. If the problem is crooked teeth, he may need quality cheap invisible braces to help correct it. With the many choices, shapes and sizes, treatment is endless.

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Although choosing an expert can be difficult because you have to consider certain factors, you will never go wrong with your choice of an expert from Singapore. Cost of the treatment, location of the facility, convenience of appointment time is just a few of the many factors when picking the right practitioner.

There are those who offer affordable prices, with a clinic conveniently located, and the practitioner appears kind and knowledgeable. However, be mindful of the quality of treatment because if not, then you better leave and look for someone else that’s board certified.

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Oct

The Health Benefits of Lemons

You ignore lemons because of its tang but you need to know that it contains lots of health benefits. Lemons are simple looking but the power resides within. If you want to know about the health benefits of lemons, you should read further. Here are some health benefits worth mentioning:

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  • Lemons contain lots of nourishing elements: The first thing that you should know is that lemons contain lots of nourishing components like vitamin B, vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and phosphorus.
  • It helps in indigestion and constipation: Believe it or not lemons can help indigestion and constipation-related problems. You only need to add few drops of lemon on your favourite dish and it will do the trick.

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  • It helps nourish the skin: Lemons can act as a natural antiseptic. It can cure skin-related problems. For example, it can alleviate pain from sun burn. It does not end there because it can also help get rid of acne.
  • It helps nurture the hair: Lemons prove to be useful when it comes to hair and scalp treatment. Lemons can help when you have dandruff. It can also be used to treat hair loss and other hair-related problems. You only need to apply lemon juice directly.

Actually, the list goes on. Now you know the health benefits of lemon. You will not ignore it and make good use of it. If you want your kids to benefit from lemons, you can make lemonade by mixing water and lemon juice. You can also add honey.

Lemons are famous cleaning agent. It will effectively remove stains and the scent can repel mosquitoes. If you just give lemons a chance, they will make your lives better.

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