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Jul

4 Essential Oils for Younger Looking Skin

Thinking about replacing some of your skin care products, perhaps because it’s breaking you out or it’s just not working for you at all? If you want guaranteed effective facial and skin care products, it is important to know what key ingredients to find. Mostly, these ingredients are natural oils mixed together with a couple of more beauty essences to achieve best results that you can get from the essential oil shop in Singapore for affordable and good quality oils. For a soft and luminous skin, look for these essential oils in any skin care product you will come across with.

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1. Rose Oil

Rose is definitely one of those most prized beauty oils for dry and sensitive skin. Apart from its exceptional emollient properties, it also moisturizes dry skin and offers astringent and antiseptic properties to treat redness, inflammation, and acne. It also helps refine the texture of the skin for flawless look and combats skin diseases, like atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. Rosa centifola and rosa damascena are the most used rose species in skin care products.

However, products with rose oil can be very expensive as thousands of plants have to be used to be able to extract an ounce of this essential oil. The good news, though, is that because it’s so concentrated, it only requires a few drops of rose oil to reap its benefits.

2. Lavender Oil

Because of its antibacterial properties, Singapore aroma therapists and dermatologists say that lavender oil is one of those natural oils best for treating acne and other skin problems caused by bacterial infection. Its powers do wonders to both oily/sensitive and dry/aging skin types. Also, this versatile essential oil smells very soothing and relaxing, the very reason why fragrant household products like candles and air fresheners are lavender-scented. Look for this natural ingredient in your next beauty product, and you’re sure to get a sweet-smelling, blemish-free skin.

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3. Chamomile

There are actually two types of chamomile: the Roman chamomile and the German chamomile. Both of these types have superior calming properties and can solve a plethora of skin problems, not to mention the captivating smell it emits in every drop of this oil.

There’s a major difference, however, in the intensity and value of each essential oil. Roman chamomile is more common and available almost everywhere in Singapore, and can treat more basic skin problems, as well as safe for the babies. On the contrary, the potent German chamomile is so intense that it is a medicinal solution for more serious skin issues, like hives and eczema. Generally, chamomile is a popular ingredient for cosmetics and skin care because of its properties that help diminish inflammations, redness, scarring, and uneven skin tone.

4. Almond Oil

Almond oil contains generous amounts of vitamins E and K, which are essential for regeneration and maintenance of skin elasticity. Moreover, almond oil is a natural UV blocker, making it an ideal skincare product for people who usually spend more time under the sun.

Also, if you’re one of those people who do not enjoy the smell of botanical oils, or whose employers don’t allow the wearing of strong scented oils in the office, almond oil offers the added benefit of being odourless. The essential oil ifrom Singapore sn’t as oily in consistency and sinks into the skin relatively quickly.

Skin care can be challenging especially in particular times of the year. In summertime, the skin can be too greasy and thus accumulation of bacteria can be very easy, causing pimples, acnes, and blackheads. During the cold or rainy season, the skin tends to get really dry and patchy, which could then cause wrinkles and fine lines to appear earlier than expected. To combat these problems and keep the skin looking vibrant and healthy at all times, seek for products with these essential oils the next time you drop by your favourite beauty shop.

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Jun

From Australia to Singapore with Love  

 

Australia is famous not only for its beauty but also for its wildlife. The country is particularly known for their exceptional koalas. Australians value koalas and this time,  they want to share the joy of having them. In an effort to strengthen the diplomatic relations of Australia and Singapore, Australia will loan their four koalas for a specific period of time.

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Singaporeans are happy of this news because now they can see koalas live without going outside of the country. The koalas are also part of the celebrations of SG50. So, here are details that we should know about koalas:

  • Unveiling: The four koalas are in fact here. The unveiling took place on May 20, 2015 following their quarantine period.

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  • Habitat: The koalas will live at Singapore Zoo for six months before returning to their natural habitat.
  • Food: Koalas do not just eat any grassy things. They will only survive on a eucalyptus leaves diet. We do not have any eucalyptus leaves here so the only solution is for Qantas to fly food for them twice a week.
  • Fun facts: Other people think that koalas are bears. Koalas are not bears and in fact, they are marsupials. Marsupials are born immature and they develop in their mother’s pouch. Koalas are nocturnal animals – they are awake at night and sleep during the day. A young koala is called joey and it stays in their mother’s pouch for six to seven months. Joeys also ride on their mother’s abdomen or back and leaves their home when they reach one to three years old.

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Jun

What is an “Apparent Life-Threatening Event”?  

 

We do not hear about Apparent Life-Threatening Event (ALTE) often but this happens oh so sudden without giving us time to prepare. With this, it is important that we know what this means so we can understand it and apparently share it to other people to prevent this from happening.

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ALTE refers to abrupt occurrence of alarming symptoms like no breathing (also called apnea), coughing, change in color and gagging of children below one year old. As parents, our ultimate goal is to see our kids grow happy and healthy so the least that we can do is be cautious and keep ALTE at bay. ALTE is not a specific ailment. As mentioned earlier, ALTE involves group of symptoms that happen abruptly in infants and even young children.

We have to know that ALTE is not related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome no matter the similarity. There are many cases of ALTE here in Singapore so it is crucial that we are oriented. Here are some truths about ALTE:

  • Causes: The most common cause of ALTE is gastroesophageal reflux disease. Other common causes include nervous system disorders (the ones that lead to brain tumors and seizures) and infections (like meningitis). There are also less common causes like partial or complete blockage of the child’s airways, heart disease and metabolic disorders. However, according to experts, almost fifty per cent of the cases of ALTE are undetermined.

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  • Symptoms: In most cases, parents and caregivers are alarmed because of the unexpected change in the breathing of infants. When this happens, it is important that we keep calm so it will not cloud our judgement. Parents or caregivers should act immediately when they notice the infant not breathing for more than twenty seconds. If the infant’s color is changing to red, pale or blue, it is an indicator that the infant is suffering ALTE. Other symptoms include gagging and choking.
  • Diagnosis: Doctors are the only people here that can diagnose ALTE. When we bring our infants in hospitals or clinics, they will usually ask key questions. We have to answer the questions truthfully so they will know. After that, the doctors will conduct physical examination for defects and abnormalities. The physical examination is then followed by laboratory tests like liver function, spinal fluid, stool, urine, imaging tests and many more.
  • Treatment: If the cause is identified, treatment is possible. For infants who have serious problems (especially those who undergo CPR), they need to be hospitalized for monitoring. Parents or caregivers need to be trained in CPR for their infant’s safety.

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Jun

5 Simple Steps to a Safer and More Effective Workout Routine

Working out can be very beneficial especially if you’re doing it to build your muscles and strength. However, it’s also important to remember that taking shortcuts in exercising won’t get you better and faster results. Instead, follow these easy and simple steps to help you maintain your A-game in working out.

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  1. Eat All the Right Foods. Eating the right foods is one of the most important factors in making your workout routine more effective. Without the right pre- and post-workout meal, you won’t be able to exercise properly and getting the results that you want may become difficult for you. So before you start working out, fuel your body with carbohydrates-rich foods like a banana or a whole wheat toast. For your post-workout meal, opt for lean poultries like chicken to get iron and zinc, and some baked potatoes to replenish the electrolytes you’ve lost while working out.

 

  1. Stay Hydrated. Other than eating the right kind of foods, staying hydrated is also important in nourishing your body before working out. As much as possible, drink about eight ounces of water an hour before you start exercising to keep you hydrated while working out. If you can’t stand the bland taste of water, you can infuse it with vegetables and fruits like watermelon and blueberries for an added zing of flavour.

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  1. Practise the Correct Exercise Form. A good way to avoid injuries while working out is to exercise using the correct form. When doing squats, make sure that you look straight ahead to avoid hurting your lower back. If you’re doing hip raises, place a cushion between your legs to strengthen your inner-thigh muscles and keep your knees from falling outward. For push-ups, use some hexagonal-shaped dumbbells to relieve pressure on your wrists and hands.

 

  1. Do Some Stretching. Stretching is one of those extra steps that are quite easy to forget when working out. So take that yoga mat out of your storage, and start performing some stretches to increase your flexibility, help you recover faster and to improve your overall health. Other than that, stretching is also a great way to ease muscle tension and soreness from a hard workout.

 

  1. Listen to Your Body. Trying out new workout techniques to boost your current routine is good, but remember to take things slow first and listen to how your body reacts to the new technique. Although pushing your body helps in getting better results, it’s also important to pay attention to some warning signs like fatigue, dizziness and unnatural pain, as this can be your body’s way of telling you to take a break in exercising even for a bit.

While it’s important to keep your body fit and healthy, it’s also important that you perform your workout routines safely. Remember, getting a fit body is useless if you’ll get a permanent injury in return.

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Jun

Marriage Myths You Should Stop Believing

 

We are often told that getting married will make us happy. That we get to live happily ever after with the man of our dreams, when oftentimes, it is not the case. Believing in many marriage myths is what causes us to create unrealistic expectations, which later leads to disappointments. A good way to avoid such feeling is to stop believing in unhealthy marriage myths and here are some of those myths that are definitely worth leaving behind.

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  1. Love is all that matters and all you’ll need in marriage. While love is a prerequisite in marriage, it won’t really get you farther than the altar. Other than love, there are other factors that you’ll need to work on to make your marriage work, and these factors include commitment, kindness, realistic expectations, tolerance, shared values and more importantly, communication. So stop believing that love is all that’s necessary in having a good marriage.
  1. You complete each other’s shortcomings. Complementing each other can be very helpful in establishing a good relationship, but thinking and expecting that your partner will make up for your shortcomings and complete you is one of those unrealistic expectations in marriage. Yes, you can ask your partner to help you in your shortcomings, but never think that he or she can complete you.

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  1. You share anything and everything. Although sharing means caring, sharing almost everything is quite unrealistic too. You should never feel obliged to share everything with your partner and the same thing goes for him or her as well. Also, don’t expect that your partner will share everything with you, when you yourself isn’t into the idea of sharing everything with him or her.
  1. Having babies will bring you closer. Other than marriage, babies are what makes a couple forever entwined. However, some studies showed that even the birth of the first child pushes people apart as one parent starts to focus more on the child, leaving her partner alone most of the time.
  1. Everything falls into place when you’re with Mr. or Mrs. Right. Believing in Mr. and Mrs. Right isn’t entirely wrong. What’s wrong is believing that everything will fall perfectly into place when you’re with them, because in reality, there will still be times when things will get rough whether or not you’re with your Mr. or Mrs. Right.

Both time and effort are necessary for marriage to work. So instead of believing in these marriage myths, you should just spend your time nurturing yourself and your relationship with your partner to ensure that your marriage become a lifetime bond.

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May

The Return of WWE

 

The World Wrestling Entertainment is an American entertainment company that features professional wrestling. The company also produces film and music. As of 2014, WWE is the largest professional wrestling promotion in the world holding at least three hundred twenty televised and non-televised events every year. There are about thirty six million viewers in more than one hundred fifty territories. WWE is available in thirty five languages.

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The founders are Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon. It is headquartered in 1241 East Main Street, Stamford, Connecticut with satellite offices in London, Mumbai, Dubai, Tokyo, Munich, Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and here. Not all people think that the contents of WWE are family-friendly but the programs are only committed to give family entertainment.

Now we know a bit about WWE, it is time to announce the good news – WWE Live superstars came from their headquarters to spend some time here in Singapore. Here are some things that we should keep in mind:

  • When and Where: WWE Live superstars will be coming on July 2, 2015. The event will be at the Singapore Indoor Stadium at Sports Hub.
  • Tickets: The tickets will be available starting March 26, 2015 (Thursday) from 9am. We can get tickets at their website or at the Sports Hub Tix Box Office. We can also call Sports Hub Tix’s hotline at 3158-7888. If we want, we can try Sports Hub Tix Outlet at SingPost locations. Ticket prices range from S$488 to S$48.

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  • Who are coming: WWE Live fans will have an opportunity to see WWE Live superstars in person like John Cena, Rusev (the United States Champion), Daniel Bryan, Bad News Barrett (the Intercontinental Champion), Kane and Dolph Ziggler. Chris Marsh, the Vice President and General Manager of WWE Asia Pacific told the news that the superstars are excited to come here and that the fans should expect a “larger-than-life entertainment event”. The line-up is still subject for changes.
  • WWE Programming: We have to know that there are different WWE programming for different audiences. It is useful if we identify twelve programming. The programming are Monday Night Raw, Main Event, SmackDown, Nxt, Vintage, WWE Superstars, AfterBurn, Bottomline, This Week, WWE Experience and Total Divas. These programs are seen on StarHub. It does not end there because WWE also features original series including documentaries and classic matches.

See you there! This entertainment should not be missed. Meanwhile, we can subscribe to WWE’s massive videos which are available here. All are excited come July.

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May

Pros and Cons of Leaving Our Comfort Zone  

 

If we want to be successful here in Singapore, we have to take risks. If it doesn’t work out, we have nothing but experience to carry around. Taking risks means leaving our comfort zone. Comfort zone refers to the psychological state which a person feels familiar, in control and at ease. The person within his/her comfort zone feels low anxiety and low sense of risks.

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Many people say that the magic happens outside our comfort zone. This doesn’t mean that we have to go outside Singapore to take risks. This means that we have to try things that we fear and stop playing safe if we want a difference. If we are thinking about leaving our comfort zone, we have to know the pros and cons. Here are the pros and cons of leaving our comfort zone:

  • Pros: When we leave outside our comfort zone, we will understand more about ourselves or others. There is no doubt that our zone will expand. It does not end there because when we step outside, we will surely improve our self-confidence. Notice that when we see other people outside their comfort zones, they look happier and more satisfied; these people are called extrovert because they know a lot of people and they experience lots of things. Without a question, if we are outside the comfort zone, we learn how much we are actually capable of. More importantly, stepping outside can bring us knowledge and wisdom. Need we say more?

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  • Cons: There is always something that can hold us back. Thinking about the cons is natural because we fear the unknown. Yes, stepping outside our comfort zone is frightening. We do not know if something bad might happen and it is scaring us. That is understandable since we are in a new territory and we still need to explore it. If we go outside the comfort zone, there is a tendency that people will judge us. Some people disregard stepping outside because they think that everything is fine how it is. We often hear that what we do not know will not hurt us, this is also applicable for staying inside the comfort zone – we think that ignorance is bliss. We might also miss what we left and more importantly, we are afraid that we won’t be able to cope if things do not work out.

Now we know the pros and cons of leaving our comfort zone. It is time that we weigh things and make it happen. We are not forced to leave everything but this is worth the thought. Let us ponder on this.

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May

5 Home Remedies for Stinky Feet  

 

Constant heat can make our feet sweat and afterwards smell horrendously stinky. With Singapore’s humid weather, smelly feet are a common problem for many. How are you going to eliminate the funky smell? Keep reading for six simple cures you can do at home to get rid of odour-causing bacteria on your feet.

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  1. Soak Your Feet in Tea Mixture

The acid found in teas closes the pores, therefore limiting the amount of sweat produced by the skin. Also, the tea acts as an antibiotic, killing odour-causing bacteria on the feet. To make a tea mixture, add two bags of black tea to one pint of tap water and let it boil for about 15 minutes. In a large basin, combine the boiling tea mixture with 1.5 litres of tap water. Soak your feet for half an hour, and make sure to religiously do this every day for an entire week.

  1. Dry the Feet With Saltwater

Salt can naturally strip the moisture out of the skin, reducing the chances of bacteria from building up in the area. In a large basin of warm water, dissolve half a cup of kosher salt. Then, immerse your feet in the mixture and let it stay there for 20 to 30 minutes once a day for two weeks.

  1. Spray Shoes With Disinfectant

Does your favourite pair of kicks stink? Don’t trash them yet. A disinfectant spray can salvage even the smelliest shoes. Because of ethanol and its sanitizing contents, disinfectant sprays can kill all the bacteria lingering inside your shoes.  To effectively disinfect, spray first the insides of the shoes. Then, spray a clean pair socks before placing them inside the shoes. The socks allow more disinfectant to sanitize the shoes.

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  1. Get the Right Socks

Socks made with nylon traps moisture around the feet. Cotton, on the other hand, lets the skin breathe. If you sweat more than an average person, always bring an extra pair of socks and change halfway through the day.

  1. Use Powder

No need to purchase fancy deodorizing sprays or powders; standard baby powders—or even baking soda—are just as good. Just sprinkle some powder on each foot before putting on your socks. The powder absorbs the extra moisture and makes sure that your soles are dry before they’re enclosed in a tight and humid environment.

Just always remember that the key to odour-free footsies is a drier habitat. Keep your feet and your shoes free from moisture to eliminate bacteria from thriving and creating that embarrassingly foul odour.

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May

6 Nutrition Tips for a Cover Guy Physique  

 

Ever wished to own that six-pack abs you always see on the covers of fitness magazines? If so, start your journey to achieving that cover guy physique with these nutrition tips.

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  1. Take Probiotic Supplement

A healthy digestive system is the window to better physical health. One way to ensure healthy system is to boost the good bacteria and keep your internal running smoothly, which can be achieved by taking probiotics.

  1. Eat Melons

Watery fruits, such as melons, are low in fat and more in water. The water helps transport nutrients faster directly to the muscles, and helps clean the system and the kidney to process protein.

  1. Have Protein Shake and Coffee

According to Physiotherapist Jan Schumacher, consuming a glass of protein shake two hours before hitting the gym and coffee 30 minutes just before you start working out provides the muscles with needed nutrients and wakes up the metabolism. This helps a lot in keeping the body in condition even after a strenuous routine.

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  1. Go Slow With Beer

Restrict beer—or any alcohol—intake as liquor tend to slow down the production of muscle-building enzymes. So if you want to get tighter and bigger, avoid chugging down too much beer when hitting the bar.

  1. Aim for the Right Amount of Protein

Aim for about 150g of protein a day. Eggs, milk, tuna, beef, turkey, and cheese are good sources of protein. Plan your daily meal with these protein-rich foods to reach 150g mark. The right amount of protein is important in building muscles and keeping your blood sugar normal, reducing cravings.

  1. Consume More Fibre

Fibre is a key element of any diet. A diet high in fibre will keep the body running smoothly all the time. Apart from managing weight loss, it regulates digestion, moderates any inflammation, cuts your risk for diabetes, reduces blood pressure, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Achieving a modelesque physique can be really challenging. Getting that well-carved abs requires discipline and (lots of) hard work. But if you’re really eager to look like a gorgeous beast, these things should be a lot easier for you.

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May

Beneficial Uses of Alkaline Ionized Water

More people are now aware of the alkaline level—or pH level—of alkaline ionized water, but not too many yet know about its many uses. Aside from being a clean and healthy drink, alkaline water is used by some Singapore hotels and residential homes as a cleaner and disinfectant. It is also used along with dental care products, laundry detergents, hair and skin care products, and pet care products in various eco-friendly solutions.

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The incredible savings from not having to buy expensive and potentially harmful products, along with savings you’ll get when you stop buying bottled water, makes purchasing an alkaline ionizing water filter a good investment. You can get more alkaline water ionizer info in Singapore from various health websites before making your decision. Here are other beneficial uses of alkaline water, according to pH level.

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• Pain Reliever

For a natural remedy that provides temporary solution to pain, soak a towel in strong alkaline ionized water and apply it directly to the area of pain. The water works by neutralizing the inflammation and reducing oxidation. Through this, you’ll find temporary relief from back ache, headache, arthritic pain, and sprains.

• Grease and Stain Remover

You can also use highly ionized water to remove stains and grease on clothes, carpets, floors, dishes, in the shower, and inside the oven. It can even get rid of hard-to-remove stains, like red wine, oil, and coffee. Bleach can also be used but unlike bleach, ionized water won’t damage the fabric and does not have that strong, offensive odour, so you’re sure your clothes come out clean, smelling fresh and still in tip-top condition after washing it.

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• Hangover Cure (pH 9.5+)

More and more people in Singapore find cure for their hangover by drinking ionized water as it contains superior hydration properties. You may also reduce the risk of getting a hangover the next day by drinking a glass of alkaline water after every glass of alcohol, using ice cubes made from ionized water, or diluting your alcohol with the water. It also recommended to drink a glass or two of ionized water before going to bed and upon waking up the next day to replenish the water in your body that has been lost due to alcohol intake.

• Anti-Oxidant (pH 9.5+)

Water fresh from the ionizing water filter contains the highest level of antioxidant. Due to its negative ionic charge, it helps fight free radicals, which are the number one destroyer of cells and cause of cancer. Free radicals speed up our aging process, so neutralizing them with ionized water will help delay signs of aging, such as saggy skin and appearance of lines and wrinkles.

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• Cooking and Food Preparation (pH 9.0)

Alkaline water naturally enhances food flavours; therefore you won’t have to use so much seasonings and artificial flavouring, making the food much healthier. Before cooking, soak your fish or meat in ionized water to tenderize it and kill any bacteria in it. Also, you may use the water to make coffee, tea, fruit juices, and alcoholic mixtures to offset the usual acidity of these drinks.

• Plants and Produce (pH 8.5)

While growing plants benefit more from ionized acid water, cut flowers (e.g. table centrepieces and altar flowers) need ionized alkaline water to extend their lives. The same thing goes with fresh fruits and vegetables. Tap water must not be used to wash produce as the chlorine in the water is easily seeped into fruits and vegetables. An ideal way is to soak them in ionized water for ten minutes to wash away pesticides and protective wax and to help prolong shelf life.

Neutral Water (pH 7.0)

• Infant Formula

This water pH level is considered neutral – neither alkaline nor acid. This is the safest pH level for making infant drinks and food and taking medication. Paediatricians recommends that children only take this pH level until they age three to five years old as infants have more natural alkaline in their body.

• For Medications

A higher pH level is beneficial in most cases, but water with a pH level higher than 7.0 shouldn’t be drank along with medications because the clustering of molecules in ionized water can cause time-release tablets to be activated sooner than they are supposed to. Take medications with water from standard water filter—without ionizer—to make sure your medication works the way you and your doctor expects it to be.

With these benefits we showed you—and a myriad of other more, you now know the wonderful benefits of having your own alkaline water ionizer at home. Integrating usage of ionized water into your day-to-day routine won’t only save you from chronic diseases but make your life and well-being so much better as well.

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Apr

Pack Light, Pack Right

6 Smart Packing Tips for Female Travellers

Do you ever get accused of bringing your entire closet every time you travel? Most busy Singapore women really find it hard to fit all of their essentials in just a single bag, which is why they end up with a luggage bag, a hand-carry bag, and a purse. But female travellers don’t need to worry anymore. Here are some useful tips that any female wanderer can do to quickly and efficiently pack their essentials into a single luggage.

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  1. Go on layers and wear convertible clothes

Wearing uncomfortable clothes is one of the things that you should avoid when travelling. Instead of packing your favourite college hobo sweatpants, pack some of your most comfortable clothing pieces for your long flights and long travel days. Go for cotton shirts, pants and skirts, as well as layering pieces like cardigans, which you can re-wear over and over again, and a good pair of thick black leggings. Leave your fancy outfits at home, unless you’re attending a wedding or a conference.

  1. Use a backpack with a small canvas tote as your carry on

Travelling with a backpack is lot easier than dragging a suitcase around. This can be a good travelling hack especially if you’re going to travel outside Singapore, and encounter airlines that have a strict policy when it comes to weight limits. You can use the small canvas tote as an extra bag to hold the things you’ll be using during your flight, such as food, your tab, or laptop.

  1. Pack extra clothes in your hand-carry bag

You’ll never know when your luggage might get lost and if you’ve been travelling for about 24 hours already, not being able to change into clean clothes might become your breaking point. Avoid such situation by packing extra set of clothes in your hand-carry bag. Just pack one light cotton dress, your undergarments, or socks, depending on the climate of your destination.

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  1. Just bring three pairs of shoes

Shoes are heavy, and takes a lot of space and weight in the luggage. Instead of bringing all pairs of shoes that you own, just stick to three pairs. If your destination has a warm climate, bring your flats and flip-flops. It would also be wise if you’ll wear your boots on the plane if it’s the peak of winter season on the place you’re headed to. For a rainy weather, pack a pair of waterproof shoes.

  1. Keep some extra money in your suitcase

Being mugged or pickpocketed is one of the worst things that could happen while you’re travelling. A good way to avoid or cope up with such situation is to divide your money, and keep some of it in your suitcase, away from wallet.

  1. Bring portable batteries or a USB charger

If you keep all your important details in your gadgets, such as flight details, maps or directions to hotels, then your portable USB charger isn’t something that you should miss out on your packing list. Keep these items in a separate Ziploc bag, so that you’ll avoid rushing to charging outlets when your battery drains out.

For women, packing for a flight is a stressful task. But following the aforementioned packing tips will definitely make a big difference in your packing, and even save some space on your hand-carry bags.

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Apr

Stay Beautiful Even On a Hot Weather  

Sunshiny days have always been a great way to go out and enjoy the sun, but warm weather isn’t always hair and makeup friendly. So whether you’re living in a country with a hot climate like Singapore, or just escaping the cold by taking a break in a tropical country, you still look fresh and beautiful all day long even in hot weathers with these great beauty tips.

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  1. Don’t Forget Your Primer

When it comes to hot weather days, applying a primer is a must. Moisturize your face first and ensure that your moisturizer has properly seeped into your skin. Apply your primer afterwards to give you a smooth base for your makeup and hold it in place, regardless of how hot the weather might get.

  1. Be Waterproofed

If you’ve tried a waterproof mascara before and didn’t get along well with it, then it’s the perfect time to give them another shot. Unlike ordinary mascaras, the waterproof ones aren’t flaky and brittle, and works great for stopping your mascara from running during humid days.

  1. Bring Blotting Papers

One not-so-good sign that you’re really feeling the heat is having an oily T-zone. Prevent your T-zone from becoming so slick by bringing along a pack of blotting paper. Just one quick press, and the shine is gone.

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  1. Do The Ice Cube Trick

Most Singapore makeup experts swear by the effectiveness of the ice cube trick for hot weather makeup. Before applying any makeup, gently rub an ice cube to your face and pat your skin dry. The ice cube’s coolness will tighten your skin and close your pores, allowing your makeup to become smoother and longer-lasting.

  1. Go Light On Makeup

In the same way you choose to wear light, airy clothes for the hot weather, you should also lighten up on your makeup. Instead of applying full coverage foundations and heavy formulas, opt for light and tinted moisturizers. When travelling to countries with hot climates, bring along all of your light makeup products and keep the heavy makeup for the cold months.

  1. Double Your Lipstick

Using one coating of lipstick won’t last that long in hot weathers. Avoid running around with a blotchy lips on extreme weathers by doing this simple trick: apply the first coat of your lipstick then blot it with a clean tissue paper, and finish it off with another coat of your lipstick.

  1. Set Your Liquid Makeup Aside

Cream-based products and liquid eyeliners, are prone to run in extremely hot weather conditions. As an alternative for your liquid makeup, wear powder-based products instead. These products are less likely to run, and would even help soak your sweat.

  1. Stock Your Makeup In The Fridge

Make your beauty products smoother and longer-lasting by keeping them in the fridge. Too much heat activates solvents found in cosmetic products, which changes its consistency and causes bubbles to appear.

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Apr

Choosing the Right Web Hosting Service

Whether you’re about to make a website for your business or just an Internet savvy who simply wants to blog and post audio/video materials – choosing the best web hosting service in Singapore to accommodate your needs is absolutely important. Without an excellent hosting service, you will be missing out all sorts of business deals, contracts, and other more business opportunities. However, finding one from the vast selections available in the market could be very difficult. To help you pick the best web hosting service, here are the 3 key essential questions to bear in mind.

What would be my site’s function?

The first thing you have to determine is whether your website will only be for personal use or will be used for selling multiple products. All web hosting services has different packages to offer depending on the purposes that you intend to use your website for.

For a website that would only contain personal blogs, the requirements are substantially less than those business websites that sell products online. Many web host providers sell more hosting choices for “personal” users. Personal hosting package is one of the low cost and best-selling hosting options used by most bloggers and small/starting businesses in Singapore. On the other hand, Singapore establishments and “high-end” users usually utilize advanced website hosts from HostMerlion web hosting services in Singapore such as the “business plus” and “unlimited pro” web hosting. These website hosting servers are a bit costlier than the personal hosting services since it offers full support, larger space and bandwidth to accommodate marketing purposes.

What package to choose?

Most people always opt for the least expensive item. However, when it comes to website hosting, choosing a cheap web hosting package is not always the best solution for you. Low cost hosting plans, like shared hosting server, may not allow you to expand when the need arises. Furthermore, shared hosting server may not provide full customer support, which is supposed to be one of the key essentials in website hosting. So check whether your potential host offers 24/7 support, not just for customers but as well as in configuring, maintaining and marketing the website.

Can the web hosting service support heavy connection traffic?

Logically, the aim of the users is to grow their site traffic, so make sure that your chosen host can handle heavy connection traffic. Ask if you will be notified if ever you are about to reach the bandwidth limit, and how can you upgrade to a larger space and bandwidth. There are web hosting companies that provide lists of all their hosted websites for their clients’ references. You can go to those sites and see how fast those sites operate. Or on the contrary, if you like a particular website, you can find out who hosts them by going to sites like whoishostingthis.com, and track whoever operates behind your favourite website. Moreover, ask how many sites they host per server and compare them to other hosting services. The server with the lowest number of sites is your best choice if you opt for a shared web hosting service.

Mar

Importance of IT Services

Information technology (IT) services have become a necessity in our everyday lives. IT services does not only explain how computers and network systems work, but also it helps in the troubleshooting and maintaining tasks of our networks and units.

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Today’s era has been greatly transformed because of the advent of IT facilities. Things that are performed manually are now being completed with the use of mechanical operating systems which are manipulated by just a press of a button. Through IT systems, Singapore business owners are able to manage their businesses more efficiently and receive up-to-date information at any point of time.

IT services performs important tasks

Important tasks like storing, processing, protecting, transmitting, securing, retrieving and receiving information are all part of IT service tasks. These services are widely used by Singapore business establishments and organizations to solve logical and mathematical problems. Technology services also help in the managing system of projects. First, is the planning, next is the data gathering, followed by data sorting, and lastly are the generated results. It helps executives and workers to conceive complexity, and produce new services and products, thus, improving the business output and productivity.

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IT services are learning sources

Information technology services don’t only help business establishments but also prospers learning activities. Countless resources for learning can be instantly accessed by teachers and students through the use of technology. Different approaches for communications like forums, emails and chats can all be used to improve and obtain new learning. Students may also use online libraries and other educational websites for their own references.

IT services are organizational backbones

Services for network system and back-ups are the backbone of every organization. If the organization’s information technology services Singapore system fails to function properly, the organization’s efficiency is hampered. The IT labour force is the very crucial section of the organization that all the members would want it to work with smoothly and perfectly. But, if the opposite happens, even for a short period of time, the baseline of the organization is at stake.

IT services allows channelized communication

Technology services paved way to channelized communication. Whether you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, any location can be your work station. You can do office works even when you’re at home, on vacation, or any location away from your designated office. Working from home is the most common thing employers do that’s why services that allows remote communication is highly usable to any form of organizations and establishments.

IT services enhances work outputs

Because of the availability of top of the line technology services, work outputs are more accurate and flawless. Also, employees would want to work with the with top-quality tools on their desks. Fast and reliable computers equipped with latest software for easy storage and back up of files. When their computer system perfectly works, it invites them to make use of it. A strong and dependable IT structure is a necessity in strengthening your business. By using the right IT service, you are guaranteed with smooth-sailing establishment, and your staffs have lesser things to worry about.

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Feb

3 Shocking Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

It’s easy for us to neglect ample sleep especially if we are bombarded with too much workload or busy with social media and the Internet. The obvious signs of lack of sleep are usually tired and puffy eyes, dark circles and a lethargic disposition.

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Alarmingly, there are also other unnoticeable signs that mean we should get more sleep. To determine if you are getting enough rest, there are 3 signs of having inadequate sleep.

Gaining weight

If you’re baffled by the weight gain you’ve been experiencing despite your healthy diet, perhaps it’s time to take a look at your current sleeping pattern. If you get less than 7 to 8 hours of sleep at night, your body’s way of using energy and its ability to burn fat will be affected. Lack of sleep will also make you eat more. Because you feel sluggish, you will crave more sugary foods to get more energy- a major factor in weight gain.

Easily forgetting things

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Lack of sleep will lead to loss of focus and a decline in our memory. Experts stress the importance of being well-rested because poor sleep can have negative effects on our thinking abilities. If you notice that your attention span, concentration and reaction time are declining, it’s time to rethink and improve our sleeping patterns.

Looking haggard

Sleep is important because it is during this time that the body regenerates our cells and do repairs to our skin. Without proper rest, the body becomes susceptible to harmful free radicals we get from the environment, making us look older and haggard. Lack of sleep will also speed up the formation of fine lines on our face and worsen existing skin problems like acne.

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