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Apr

Reasons Why a Woman Would Call It Quits with Her Man

Women are complicated beings. They can say things while meaning something completely opposite. Since time immemorial, men have been clueless when it came to understanding the intricacies of women. Singaporean women, on the other hand, claim that they’re very clear about what they want in a relationship and are vocal about it with their partners. It’s just that modern times have seen how women gained more leverage as against their male counterparts that even pop culture says it’s the women who rule the world. Seemingly, it might be just the same when it comes to relationships.

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When Men Are Caught Cheating

Expect that the primary reason why a woman would call it quits with her man is when she caught her man cheating. Unfaithfulness has been one of the main causes for breakups so this is hardly a surprise. Women who value themselves would never put up with a cheating man no matter who he may be.

When Men Exert Too Much Control

Women nowadays have become independent individuals that they really do not need a man by their side except when they want one. So men who come off a little dominant and a control freak can be a major turn off for women. They’d rather be alone in the company of their beautiful self or with her clique of bitches than be with a man who wants to control her every move.

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When Men are Irresponsible

Men who are deemed irresponsible when it comes to their share of responsibilities better watch out. The world has shown the women exactly what they deserve. Most women also hold high positions in their jobs and consider themselves as financially independent women. When they see that it’s more of a burden having these irresponsible men in their lives, they’ll realize how much better off they can be without them than with them.

When Men Do Not Show Much Potential

Most women know what they want to get out of life. These women give their best in their jobs and are excellent at it, able to climb the higher ranks of the office. So it is only understandable that they’d expect the same aptitude in their men. It’s such a turn off to see a weak man with low self-esteem satisfied with the little that he’s able to achieve. Women know that they no longer have to just settle down when it comes to their choice of men.

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Apr

Problems Most Couples Deal With

Relationships can be a rollercoaster ride. One minute things are going great, the next may be problematic. It’s really up to the couple on how they’re going to weather each issue that goes their way. Some issues may be more intense while some are just petty. For most Singaporean couples, they’ll have more chances in overcoming most of these obstacles if they’re going to think of themselves as partners in the real sense of the word especially when it comes to achieving a common goal in their relationship which is essentially just making it work. When they do, they’ll have better chances of coping with these problems most couples deal with.

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Lack of communication

Lack of communication in a relationship is a recipe for disaster. Some couples are not able to learn the skills of positive communication and taking all out on the table. It is important to clearly communicate to your partner what ticks you, what disappoints you, what you want, and what you don’t want. Don’t expect your partner to guess all these for you. It’s also equally important to learn how to listen to your partner when he or she is trying to tell you something.

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It’s important to respect your partner’s sexual desires and needs. A relationship can go wrong when a partner is often declined when they initiate the act of sex. Being rejected and being unhappy in bed are just some of the petty reasons partners give to justify their infidelity.

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Finances

Individuals may have different attitudes when it comes to taking care of their finances. Some are more lax while there are others who can be a control freak. It’s important to discuss your financial traits, values, obligations, and goals early on in the relationship. Couples may need to learn sharing for common expenses or helping each other out when it comes to financial obligations. There are couples who break up because they’re unable to settle their financial responsibilities to themselves.

Petty conflicts

Some people believe that having petty conflicts in relationships is better than having that one time big time argument that can lead to breakup. Couples need to learn how to settle their differences in order to deal with petty conflicts. When it comes to arguments, it’s best to resolve it as soon as possible or to not take it to the next day.

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Mar

Why It’s A Good Idea To Travel With Your Best Friend

Travelling is always a fun thing to do especially if you consider this one of your life passions and goals. But what makes travelling even more special is not necessarily the place but who you travel with. Choosing who you travel with says a lot about you and your relationship with that person. You wouldn’t normally want to travel with someone you don’t like in the same sense that you’d only want to travel with those you want to be with. Or else you’re better off alone.

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Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to travel with your best friend:

There’s the anticipation to a very memorable trip

The thought that you’ll be going on a trip adventure with your best friend can build up anticipation and excitement like no other. You’ve always had a great time with your best pal so this trip will only mean even more amazing time together. You can already imagine all the fun you’ll be having as well as all the laughter you’re both going to end up with. The thought alone already makes you smile.

There’s no boring time

Time spent with your best friend means talking over just about anything under the sun. This is someone you can share your honest opinion with without the fear of being judged or criticized. You can even talk about silly things as if they’re all that matters in the world. There’s also a long timeline to look back on to provide plenty of topics you can’t get enough talking of.

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There are plenty of things you can do together

You two can be so much alike you even both agreed to go on this trip together. That means you’re both willing to create even more wonderful memories by doing a lot of new fun activities. These may be the realization of those things you’ve only dreamed and talked about when you were younger. Sitting on the street gutter together in grade school dreaming about how it’s like riding on a hot air balloon – and now you’re finally able to actually ride one!

There are more opportunities to learn together

Your best friend is someone you respect and believe in and this travel together may give you a lot of insights. The insights may help you get to know your best friend much better or in a different light and even help you get to know your own self further, too.

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Mar

Why It’s A Bad Idea To Drive An Electric Car

A lot of Singaporeans are mulling over turning in their regular gas-powered cars to an electric car. Electric cars better alternatives whenever talking about the costs to the environment. Especially nowadays when climate change is such a hot issue aside from deeply felt by all corners of the world. When it comes to cost, you can also save more if you drive an electric car as compared to driving the gas-powered car. But electric cars also have their own limitations that deter a regular person from getting one. These are some of the reasons why it’s a bad idea to drive an electric car:

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There’s not enough recharge points

There are only a few people who are driving an electric car so that means the demand is not that high yet. This also means the recharge points for these electric cars are still very limited. This is a top consideration since electric cars rely heavily on rechargeable batteries. You don’t want to run out of battery in the middle of the road knowing there’s no recharge point nearby unlike fuel stations that you can find even at the remotest places.

Electric Cars have shorter driving range and speed

These electric cars are still in their primary stage so a lot can and still need to be improved on. Electric cars can improve on their driving range and speed because they’re still very short-ranged as of now. They can only drive for about 50 to 100 miles before needing to be recharged again. They’re still not meant to be fast and furious either. So this may be a setback for drivers who value speed and need to travel long distances.

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Electric Cars take a long time to recharge

Unlike dropping by at a nearby gas station to get your car fuelled which only takes a few minutes, recharging an electric car can be such a hassle. It would take you 4 to 6 hours before your batteries get fully charged up. This is a big blow especially for busy people or for those who are in a hurry.

Electric Cars are usually small

There are still fewer choices for electric cars and most of these choices are small cars that can only seat up to two people – and that’s the driver and a passenger. This also means smaller user potential for electric cars.

Electric Cars are not suitable everywhere

The limited supply for electricity in other places may still limit the availability of electric cars. An electric car’s need for power consumption may not be a particular government’s priority in contrast to the people’s daily needs.

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Mar

Man-Made Paradises in Changi Airport

 

If you are the fun-seeking traveler, the time-bound business man or just simply the curious passenger caught in a lay-over in Changi Airport, you may as well enjoy yourself and check out the lush greenery just waiting there to be discovered by none other than you. Discover the world of the majestic metamorphosis of one of the most beautiful creatures ever created here on earth—the butterflies.

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See them flap their wings for the very first time and capture this wonder-filled moment in the Mini-Eden discreetly placed in Changi Airport. A man-made paradise was created here in Changi Airport and for the record; this is the first Butterfly Garden in the world that was ever made in an airport.

There are over a thousand butterflies thriving in this garden. Different species of these lovely winged-creatures soar around in this haven which is full of flowers and plants especially planted for them to get the right nutrition that they need. The climate is also taken cared of so as to recreate a natural environment for the butterflies. Visitors are also reminded to be mindful of their actions in order to maintain the serenity surrounding the said garden.

Only a maximum of 30 visitors are accepted at a time to get an up-close and personal experience with the butterflies. It is rather sweet that the airport thought of showing to the world how nature and man can co-exist together without harming each other. The butterfly garden is just an icing on the cake because there are more gardens that you can check out in this airport than you can ever imagine.

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Are you feeling rather blue although you may be in a crowd of people and you are quite confused on the endless free things you can avail in this huge airport? Well, why don’t you try to catch a glimpse of a ray of sunshine? It may help you cheer up and have a smile painted on your face.

This glimpse of sunshine is quite different from the daily dose of sunshine that we are familiar with. It is something that you can also touch with your very own hands. Yes, please proceed to Terminal 2 and be awed by the rays of sunshine embodied in the beautiful sunflowers which are actually grown and groomed at the edge of this very airport.

Wait there is also another garden that is worth your time. It is called the Enchanted Garden here in Changi Airport. Of course, you might be wondering why it is called that way, is that right?  I think you have guessed it right. It’s really enchanted because you will see it come to life.

The flowers will magically bloom right before your eyes and you will vividly hear the sound of nature with your very own ears. The best part in this Enchanted Garden is the massive stained glass molded in a bouquet-like shape and lit up in a magnificent brilliance which illuminates the entire garden. You won’t ever regret spending your precious time to check out these mini-heavens recreated on Earth only in Changi Airport.

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Mar

10 Things You Can Learn from Chronically Ill People

 

I have diabetes. My condition requires constant monitoring and a considerable part of my income goes to my food and medication. It’s not all bad though. Living with a chronic health problem such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis or lupus could teach people valuable lessons like:

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  1. Everyone fighting their own battles. Not all health problems have visible signs. That apparently healthy man who parked at a space reserved for the disabled? Maybe he’s not really a jerk, but has a heart condition that makes him easily fatigued.

 

  1. It’s harder for some people to be happy. If you continuously have to worry about your health, all while silently bearing its painful effects, you’d find it harder to keep a smile on your face too.

 

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff. People with a chronic illness have limited energies, so over time they become good at attending to their priorities. They make the most of what they have and don’t bother about things that don’t really matter.

 

  1. Special treatment is nice, but being normal is better. Sick people are treated more nicely and are often better accommodated. But do you know what would be better than that? Being treated like a normal person – honestly and without being patronized – and being able to do everything you need by yourself.

 

  1. Most people take their health for granted. The Singapore Government has a good system for taking care of the sick and those and need. But if you’re chronically ill, you realize this could be made even better, and you become an advocate for health insurance and healthy living.
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  1. You have to enjoy what you have. If your maintenance medication already takes a third of your monthly income, you spend more wisely and learn to be satisfied with what possessions you already have.

 

  1. Problems can make you a better person. It’s true: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. (Or at least it’s true psychologically). Battling a chronic health problem makes us more resilient to setbacks because we’re used to life being an uphill battle. We can shrug off some problems that would devastate other people.

 

  1. Some days are just not for you. Healthy people can have bad hair days. Chronically ill people have bad all body days. When that happens, we just try to find comfort in the fact that things will be better tomorrow.

 

  1. We can teach you how to take care of your body. We’re a one-man information drive and awareness program of our respective conditions. We spend long periods of time consulting with health professionals and we pass on the knowledge we get from them to our family and friends.

 

  1. Life’s what you make of it. Any serious health problem or a disability will force you to reevaluate your life and how you want to experience it. Would you just mope around and feel sorry for yourself? Or would you keep on giving it your best and just be thankful for what you have?

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Feb

Mistakes to Avoid During Traveling

Traveling is one of the most enriching if not memorable experience one could ever ask for. Though we will spend some money, nothing compares to the joy we feel whenever we discover something new, exciting and amazing. For newbies, we seek the advice and thoughts of experts to avoid gaffes during traveling.

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To save ourselves from the headaches and hassles of traveling, here are some gaffes that we need to avoid:

• Purchasing airline tickets for the incorrect day: It is okay if the airline allows you to transfer or refund the tickets but that is beyond hoping. You know perfectly well that no matter the circumstances, the airlines will never transfer or refund tickets. If you do not want to waste money, be sure when you are booking it.

• Missing the boarding announcement: The greatest mistake that you will ever make is to miss the boarding announcement. When your flight is delayed because of something, make sure that you are always updated of its status. Be attentive.

• Going to the wrong destination: Discovering the place is a unique experience but when the family is steered to the wrong direction because of your navigation prowess, you wasted your precious time.

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• Catching the wrong train: Catching the wrong train is both a memorable experience and a funny one. It is not every day that you catch the wrong train. When you are boarding a train, make sure that you are in the right railway especially if you cannot afford to delay a day.

• Drugging yourself before the flight: Taking pills (specifically Ambien) is common for those who want to sleep soundlessly during the travel. There are even those who take pills before leaving home. The challenge here is when the flight is delayed and you fall asleep in the lounge and wake up missing the flight – this is an expensive mistake.

• Using the wrong words: There are some words lost in translation and that is something that you need to be careful about. You do not know you are inviting trouble with just a mispronounce word. Before going to a specific place, make sure to learn some basic words and know how it is pronounced. However, you are a tourist, you are welcome to make mistakes especially about the language.

• Not traveling enough: For those who haven’t travelled enough, perhaps it is one of their greatest regret in life. When you are young and adventurous, you should travel more and not live to regret it when you become old.
Now that you know some gaffes, you are ready to leave Singapore and be on your next travel.

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Jan

Strategies for Flying Comfortably

We just want to fly comfortably regardless of the length of travel. Whether it is near or long-hauled flights from Singapore to some place, we only want to avoid the discomfort from cramped seats to intolerable cabin temperature. We can avoid discomfort by upgrading to first class but is it necessary?

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Do we need to spend more just to be comfortable as much as possible? Fortunately, there are different strategies that we can consider for flying comfortably without upgrading. Here are some strategies:

• Drink water: Not all people know that flying takes out a lot of fluids. Pilots are recommending that passengers drink lots of water during the travel. Hydrating is the key to being comfortable. According to some experts, you have to drink at least one quart of water every four hours.

• The potential of pills: For passengers embarking on long journeys, they consider pills if they want to sleep but it need proper timing. Do not take pills upon leaving the house because sometimes, flights are delayed and you will be out of it by the time you board. It is better to experiment before the big day so you will know how long it can affect you.

• Do not drink: Experts are highly recommending the passengers not to drink. If you want to feel rested and fresh during and after the journey, you should avoid drinking. If you prefer to drink to facilitate sleeping, just limit it to one glass.

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• Choose healthy foods: The food is something that you can consider in advance. When travelling, it is crucial that you choose healthy meals. If you did not want to get it from the airline, just grab healthy foods like protein bars, fruit and almonds. The meals should be light. If you want to fend-off thirst, just bring a gum since it can bring saliva.

• Dress comfortably: As much as you want to dress and travel in style, the reality is that it can be pretty damning. The key here is to dress comfortably – even if it is just flats, jeans and shirts.

• Look for entertainment: If you do not consider sleeping at all, you have to think of diversions or entertainments. You can for instance bring your laptop, a book or a crossword puzzle. If that is not enough, you can download movies at home and screen it when you are in the plane.

• Block it: If you are really plan on sleeping all throughout the journey, the best way is to block everything out. You just need to bring head phones, eye masks and earplugs.

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Dec

Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedure

Perhaps by now, you have heard about non-invasive liposuction techniques that promise to reduce body fat without undergoing a surgery. Although traditional liposuction is the ideal method for larger amounts of fats, these non-invasive techniques seem to be more beneficial, especially to those with lesser body fats to dissolve.

While all of these lipo techniques fall under the same umbrella of non-invasive fat reduction procedure, each of them uses varied mechanisms to melt fat cells. Read to learn more about the different choices for non-invasive fat reduction.
 
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• Cool Sculpting

Cool sculpting aims to selectively cool bodily fats without harming the healthy tissue. With the use of cooling panels strapped around a certain body part, this slimming procedure freezes body fats, triggering cell-death process called apoptosis. Then, the dead fatty tissues are cleared by the body’s natural cleansing process. After the zeltiq coolsculpting for men and women Singapore procedure, expect to experience minor bruising, redness, numbness, tingling sensation, or a bit of discomfit in the treated area, which is a normal reaction following the procedure.

• Endermologie
One of the popular non-invasive techniques of shaping the body in Singapore, Endermologie makes use of a hand-held device with small motorized rollers that gently suction, lift, and massage the part of the body you want to trim. Originally used to reduce appearance of scars and rehabilitate muscle tissues, this procedure is now used for reducing cellulite by melting pockets of fats and releasing toxins through the lymphatic and venous systems. A single session of this procedure only lasts for 40 minutes and is repeated at least two times a week until satisfactory improvement is reached.
 
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• Body Wrap
Relieving you from excess water retention and body toxins, a body wrap is a non-invasive temporary solution for slimming down in a single visit. Typically following a facial treatment, an elastic material is wrapped around the abdomen are to absorb body toxins. Acting like a thermal blanket, this wrap induces sweating and helps shed off unnecessary bodily fluid. As toxins and excess water are removed from the body, you can instantly experience a loss of three to four inches on your waistline. Other benefits include decrease of acne, relief from joint and muscle pains, and body detoxification.

• Acoustic Wave Therapy
This aesthetic clinic service involves the use of sound waves to generate vibrations that penetrates under the skin, breaking up and melting down fat cells. In breaking up cellulite, this procedure should result in less dimpled and smoother skin surface. The only downside though, is that most Singapore aesthetic clinic usually requires at least five sessions to complete the treatment.

• Liposonix
This procedure uses high-intensity focused ultrasound to heat and melt fat. The body’s immune cells will then eliminate the melted fat through a natural process called macrophage. Being an effective circumferential reduction on the flanks and abdomen, including the love handles, you can lose as much as 2.5cm or one jeans size after a single session. Apart from the flanks and abdomen, aesthetic clinic Singapore also uses this non-invasive method for fat reduction on the back of the arms, lower back, and the fat deposits in the bra line.
 
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When to Consider Non-Invasive Weight Loss Procedure

Apart from knowing the different options for instant weight loss, you must also know the appropriate circumstances on when you should consider a non-invasive fat reduction procedure.

• If you want to remove undesirable but limited fat deposits around the flanks, abdomen, lower back, and/or thighs.
• If you’re struggling to reduce fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet.
• If you want a more shapely appearance without undergoing a surgery.

Pros and Cons of Non-Invasive Fat Reduction Procedures

Like any other aesthetic procedures, surgical or non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction also has a couple of advantages and disadvantages.

• Pros:
– It’s an outpatient procedure with almost no downtime and very minimal discomfort
– No incisions needed
– Effective in reducing unwanted body fats in stubborn areas of the body
 
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• Cons:
– Small burns, though extremely rare, may be experienced due to the use of ultrasound devices
– Multiple sessions is usually required to achieve satisfactory results
– Temporary numbness and redness may be experienced after the procedure

These are just a few and the most common pros and cons of non-invasive fat reduction procedures. If you want to know more, consult your aesthetic clinic surgeon.

When deciding whether or not to pursue a fat reduction procedure, understand that these methods are not a solution for instant weight loss. These non-invasive methods are appropriate only for treating limited fat volumes in the flanks, abdomen, back, and thigh area. Larger volumes of fat may not be suitable with these procedures as such cases require more sessions than most non-invasive treatments can provide.

Dec

Fitness Apps for the Apple Watch  

 

Despite the name, the Apple Watch isn’t just simply a watch to be used for telling time. It isn’t just a fashion accessory or even a status symbol either. It is actually a useful piece of technology that, despite the gaudy price tag, is useful for certain daily activities particularly those that involve fitness. There are apps that help you track your fitness via the Apple Watch and here are some of the best.

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  1. Gymaholic

As the name implies, this app is useful for those who love working out at the gym. If you’re into fitness, you would know that one of the best ways of cutting down body fat is to keep your heart rate up as much as possible. The Gymaholic app actually monitors your heart rate via your wrist in order for you to track your beats per minute (BPM) and will even prompt and alert you whenever you fall below your target BPM.

 

  1. MyFitnessPal

This fitness app has been one of the best mobile fitness apps ever develop. Not only does it keep track of your workouts, it also keeps track of your diet and prompts you whether you have exceeded your daily calorie allowance.

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  1. 3 Minute Mindfulness

One of the best ways to stay fit and healthy is to have as much rest as possible and to keep stress away from your daily activities. 3 Minute Mindfulness actually helps you relieve the stress of work or school via the meditation and breathing exercises you can do from your Apple Watch.

 

  1. Pocket Yoga

The benefits of yoga cannot be overlooked. Yoga helps you stay calm and stress free. Well, Pocket Yoga helps you do yoga with simple photo instructions visualized on your Apple Watch.

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Dec

What We Know About the Avengers: Infinity War

 

The Avengers film franchise has become one of the best film franchises in history because of how it blended several other superhero films together to form epic film adventures. The Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Captain American films have been very popular and successful in their own right. So imagine how big of a film it is to blend all those characters together in one film. Anyway, both Avengers films have broken box office records and we’re only halfway through in the series. There are two more upcoming films and both will be halves of the Avengers: Infinity War. The first half was reported to release in at least two years. In the meantime, what do we know about it?

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  • The Enemy

First of all, what we know is that the enemy will be Thanos, who is said to be one of the most powerful beings in the universe if not the most powerful. Thanos, the Mad Titan, is said to be in possession of several infinity stones one of which is his iconic Infinity Gauntlet. Even without the stones, Thanos is already powerful in his own right and could be physically stronger than even the Hulk himself. For all intents and purposes, he is a ‘god’ in the Marvel universe especially with the infinity stones in his possession.

With all that, we now know that the Avengers will have to pull-off all of the stops in order to at least stand a chance against the Mad Titan. They will get more allies in future stand-alone films so at the very least they won’t lack the numbers to face Thanos.

 

  • No More Captain

There have been speculations that the death of Captain America is inevitable in the upcoming Civil War film. Steve Rogers, as he is also known, will probably be dead by the time the Avengers go toe-to-toe with Thanos but the mantle of Captain America is set to be passed on to Steve’s bestfriend Bucky Barnes. Adding up to the speculations is the fact that Chris Evans’ (Steve Rogers’ actor) contract is only up until Civil War.

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  • The Infinity Stones Will All Make an Appearance

From the title itself, it won’t take a genius to figure out that the infinity stones will play the biggest role in the upcoming Avengers film. The thing we can take out is that all of them will probably be together in the two-part film unlike in previous Marvel films where only one infinity stone appears.

 

  • New Heroes

As we know from the previous Avengers film, some of the heroes may not return for the final films (particularly Iron Man and Hulk). But Avengers won’t be short of new heroes either because Marvel is set to unveil a new generation of characters for Phase Three of the Avengers franchise. The Guardians of the Galaxy already have history with the Mad Titan from their first film. So they might ally themselves with earth’s mightiest heroes. The Ant-Man film has already been released and he might also join the roster. Among others who are set to be the new faces of the Avengers are Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, and the Inhumans.

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Nov

Common Misconceptions of Grown-ups about Youngsters    

 

You think you know everything because you are old but you have to give younger generations due credit. Yes, they still need to prove their selves and it is not always a smooth journey but it doesn’t give you the right to criticize and make assumptions about them based on whatever you see.

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Young generations these days are being stereotyped. Many people think of younger generations as miserable, fearless, bold and selfish. You have to know that stereotyping is not good and not necessary true. You have to believe that younger generations are capable of setting things right.

In a study, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett from Clark University created the “emerging adulthood”. When you hear it, it refers to a period between ages eighteen and twenty nine. He found out that grown-ups oftentimes misinterpret emerging adults. Grown-ups think of the following about “emerging adults”:

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  • Emerging adults are depressed and stressed: It is true that emerging adults feel depressed, anxious and stressed-out but not all the time. Even if that is the case, they still find the light and feel excited or enthusiastic about something. Sometimes, you envy their vigour and strength. The point here is emerging adults are not that depressed and stressed-out all the time.
  • Emerging adults are narcissistic and selfish: Older people often judge an emerging adult’s rapid switching of job as a sign of selfishness and laziness. Dr. Arnett doesn’t believe so. You may see this as an act of selfishness and hastiness but in truth, emerging adults are idealistic. If emerging adults are not happy, they would rather resign from their stable job than to get stuck to it even if it pays well.
  • Emerging adults are cynical about relationships: You cannot blame the dwindling of marriages to emerging adults because they are distrustful of its essence. Marriages break and that is not entirely the fault of emerging adults. The truth is, Dr. Arnett’s study revealed that emerging adults expect to have a marriage that will last a lifetime.    

This period in an individual’s life is critical and so the parents together with teachers should guide them. Life will not always be rainbows and butterflies. The important thing is as young as you are, you already know some realities.

Here in Singapore, emerging adults are the future so there is no reason to doubt them. They are capable of making decisions – whether good or bad, it can affect Singapore at the end of the day.

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Nov

Car Washing Practices to Avoid  

 

Admit it, you love to drive along the city but when your car is dirty, you get embarrassed. A muddy car is normal but it is terrible if there are hardened dirt and smudges. You can grace the roads of Singapore with clean and neat car. Perhaps car wash will interest you – at least for the weekend.

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Your weekend will be productive if you personally wash your car. Many Singaporeans think that washing the car is a simple chore but it is quite the opposite actually. The mere act of scrubbing the car’s interior and exterior demands a lot of work. If you do not do it right, your efforts will surely be in vain.

There is a system when washing the car – not many know it. You are fortunate to come across this article because you will learn the secrets that will make your car look polished and neat.  This article will discuss about the common mistakes of washing the car and its remedy. Here are some mistakes Singaporeans make when cleaning the car:

  • Washing under the sun: You think that washing under the sun will quickly dry the car but that is where you are wrong. It is true that the car will dry quickly under the sun but water spots will form – which are an unpleasant sight. The best time to wash the car is at the morning or evening and never under the scourging heat.
  • Using dish washing liquid: Dish washing liquids are effective when it comes to cleaning but it should only stay in the kitchen. If you add this to your car washing regime, it can surely affect the paint which will lead to scratches. To be safe, it is crucial that you look for the right car washing liquid.

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  • You need two buckets: You often see your parents wash cars using one bucket. While this may save you a lot of water and time, this is not ideal because it can cause scratching. You have to provide two buckets – one for the soap and the other one for rinsing.
  • There is no such thing as right cleaning motion: There are some who clean the car aimlessly from left to right and bottom to top. Without clear direction, you may cause streaks. The right cleaning motion should be from top to bottom and never from left to right or the combination of both.
  • Not cleaning the tires: You clean other parts of the car because you believe they are dirty but what about the tires? Tires are the dirtiest part of the car thereby it should be cleaned as well.
  • Rolling down the windows for quick drying: You roll windows to hasten the drying of your car’s interior. The average drying time of a car is about three hours. If you roll windows, you hasten the drying but it will allow water streaks.

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Oct

Exotic Foods – and Why It Might Not be a Good Idea to Try Them

 

We cannot choose what other Singaporeans will eat but we only hope that whatever they eat is safe. However, there are few Singaporeans who want to eat what others do not even dream of touching. Exotic foods are present here and it is a matter of boldness to try it.

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Here are some exotic foods and its dangers:

  • Echizen kurage: Echizen kurage is a Japanese dish. Some people want to eat a raw jellyfish. It is possible but we have to remove the toxic parts first.
  • Fesikh: Fesikh is an Egyptian dish. Though it is just a fermented fish, some died from poisoning.
  • Pangium edule: Pangium edule is a Southeast Asian fruit. This kind of fruit is especially poisonous because it contains hydrogen cyanide. Proper preparations are needed if one wants to eat it.

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  • Cassava: Cassava is a common root crop in South America. To some, it looks harmless but many people were poisoned by it. It should be steamed, boiled or baked not to be eaten raw because it can contains linamarin which can become cyanide when eaten raw.
  • Absinthe: Absinthe is famous in Europe. It should be in the form of liquid. If directly eaten, it can be addictive and it can cause hallucinations.
  • Monkey brains: Who in their right mind will eat monkey brains? Well, there are some. We have to know that monkey brains are dangerous. It can carry illness called Jakob disease.

Hopefully our fancy of something dangerous will be sated before it is too late for us. We have to be safe always and not try to trick death.

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Oct

Tips for Mitigating Hangovers

 

Drinking is normal here in Singapore especially after a day’s work. There is nothing wrong if we drink and laugh with our friends or colleagues but the aftermath will be uncomfortable that we do not want to drink again. Despite the discomfort, we still drink anyway.

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For those who do not want to miss the drinking for the world, there are useful hangover tips that we have to consider. Hangover is inevitable but we can lessen its effects through the following:

  • Don’t drink on an empty stomach: We know that we will drink and that is our advantage. When we know drinking is looming, we have to make sure that we eat enough. Others believe that greasy foods help prevent bad hangovers.
  • Avoid mixing drinks: Alcohols are toxins and we have to give it time to process it. If we mix beer with hard liquor, we are just hastening the absorption.

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  • Drink water in between shots: Hangover is the body’s way of telling us that it needs more water. It would be useful if we drink water in between shots of liquor or beer.

 

  • Choose lighter drinks: We have to remember that darker alcohol is high in congeners. Congeners are a by-product of fermentation and are believed to be the main reason for hangover. The best and wise thing to do is to choose light colored drinks.

The things mentioned above can lessen if not avoid that dreaded hangover. We just need to follow it and not ignore it. The important thing here is we hydrate ourselves in order to hasten our recovery.

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