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We all have that one friend who seems to have her financial act together. She’s the one who knows down to the last penny of her savings, and can explain to you what it means to diversify your investments. This kind of financial mastery doesn’t just happen by accident – if anything, it’s a result of practising good life habits. The good news is with just a little focus and effort, you can also practise these habits into your own life. Here, we listed down some of the things that every financially smart woman does so she stays financially responsible.

1. She Knows Her Net Worth
A person’s net worth is the key measure of his or her financial health. But while it’s not the only thing that matters, it’s certainly one of the ways to monitor your progress toward your personal financial goals. Doing a few minutes of calculation every month will give you an accurate view of your overall financial status. Are your planning to invest on a new home, or setting yourself up well for your retirement? If so, then you’ll want to know if you’re moving your savings toward the right assets, and if your debt balances are not eating away at your savings.

2. She Creates a Weekly Budget
Budgeting can actually be a great financial tool when it’s done frequently. While it seems easiest to just sit down and plan your budget several times a year, financially smart ladies make budgeting a part of their weekly routine. So get into the habit of looking at your account balances every week – especially, where and how your money is spent. Course correcting your financial goals will be much easier if you’re routinely checking on these indicators.

3. She Keeps Her Lifestyle in Check
Financially smart women are the ones who always have that admirable self-restraint when it comes to purchasing things that they don’t really need. It may seem basic, but little purchases you make could accumulate over time and chip away at your overall financial security. This happens mostly when you start to earn extra money, so be conscious of it around unexpected raises and promotions. If possible, take advantage of your year-end credit card statements as it often breaks out the categories in which you spend your money.

4. She Strategically Deals With Her Debts
It’s impossible to get starts in life debt-free, which is why having a good strategy to manage your debts is essential. This means paying off the highest interest credit cards first, or creating a plan to start with the little bills and then rolling towards the biggest debts over time. Whatever plan you have, make it a habit to review your overall liabilities regularly, while keeping tabs on the variable interest rates on a monthly basis.

Becoming a money savvy girl isn’t as difficult as you think. In fact, simply following and practising the aforementioned habits is already enough to turn you into a financially responsible individual.

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  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a workout routine that alternates between intense burst of exercise and short recovery period. One example is running as fast as you can for a minute, and then walking for two minutes. Repeat this three-minute interval for 15 minutes to get the most fat-burning effect. It sounds too simple to be effective, but the intense burst of exercise is what makes the training more fat-burning than the traditional workout. Read on for more benefits of HIIT.

    1. It’s Efficient

    HIIT is an ideal workout for busy people. Research shows that you can achieve more progress in a 15-minute HIIT routine (done three times a week) than a one-hour jogging on a treadmill. In just two weeks of interval training, you can improve your stamina as much as six weeks of endurance training.

    2. It Burns More Fat

    Looking to lose those love handles? HIIT can take care of that faster than other forms of exercise. The effects of your high-intensity training kick your body’s natural repair process into hyperdrive, meaning you continuously burn fat in the next 24 hours after working out, not just during the workout.

    3. It Burns More Calories

    A 10-minute HIIT can burn more calories than a 30-minute run on a treadmill. Plus, just as you burn fat during the next 24 hours after the training, you will also burn more calories post-HIIT as well.

    4. Less Equipment Is Needed

    One of the best things about HIIT is that you get an intense workout sans the equipment. This means, even if you do not have access to a gym, don’t have dumbbells and kettlebells at home or you travel a lot, you can still workout. Burpees, squats, sprints, high knees—there are so many ways to sweat by just using your own bodyweight.

    5. You Won’t Get Bored

    This isn’t a workout you can do while chatting with a friend or reading a magazine. Because HIIT is too short and constantly changes, you will be working hard the entire time. You may feel sore, you may be out of breath, but you will never get bored. (Hint: If you ever feel bored during an HIIT session, it’s time to up your intensity level.)

    What’s not to love about HIIT? It’s efficient, quick and delivers fast results. These are just a few of the many benefits you’ll get with high-intensity interval training.

    The world certainly has changed after the proliferation of social networking sites. Twitter and Facebook became a ‘hang-out’ place in the cyberspace, while Pinterest and Instagram embodied virtual shopping centres. But aside from serving as a means of communication with your family and friends, social media also became an avenue to get a job and earn money. We listed down some career options that a social media-savvy person like you could earn a living from.

    1. Social Media Strategist

    More commonly known as a social media specialist, a social media strategist is someone who monitors the latest trends on social media and thinks of ways on how companies can incorporate these trends into their business strategies. Being a social media strategist requires an excellent knowledge of popular social media platforms, as well as a multitude of other skills like superb communication skills and team management.

    2. Social Media Influencer

    A social media influencer could mean a lot of things, but this job typically involves someone with a huge social media following and is highly engaged with his or her audience. To be an effective “influencer”, first you need to establish yourself on the interwebs. Then you need to develop great interpersonal skills and an ability to create unique content (i.e. stories and videos).

    3. Copywriter

    Whether its updates for Twitter and Facebook, website copy or blog posts, there’s always a high demand for skilled writers. Although no formal qualifications are necessary to become a copywriter, some organizations in Singapore tend to favour applicants with previous experiences in writing for various purposes and mediums. To increase your chances of landing a copywriting job, practice your writing skills through running an online blog.

    4. Online Community Manager

    Establishing a brand online isn’t easy, which is why social media-savvy individuals have an advantage at securing this position. As a community manager, you basically become the face of the company – you handle everything from content creation, social media marketing, and even client relations. Although this role tends to be data focused, you also need to have a strong emotional intelligence to veer negative comments in a way that places the company in a positive light.

    5. Marketing Communications Director

    Applied your social media skills on your previous jobs? Then becoming a marketing communications director could be the next big step in your career. Think of this job as a combination of an online community manager and a marketing consultant. In some companies, however, a marketing communications director is also tasked to handle email marketing, web design and SEO. Since you’ll be in-charge of the traditional and modern marketing campaigns, it’s also crucial that you possess strong analytical and communication skills.

    If you want to generate a substantial income from through social media, then it’s definitely worth looking into any of these career options. Simply establish important connections and show your initiative, and none of these jobs will be out of your reach.

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  • Hope, fear and excitement—these are just some of the contradicting emotions you may feel when travelling for the first time. To compensate for any lack of knowledge about your destination, you’d likely be tempted to stick to guidebooks and roam around with groups instead of having your own authentic experience of the place. But if you want more memorable and fun experiences to talk about when you return home, here’s how to make it better on your first.

    1. Face Your Fears

    Taking the first jump really is scary, but you’re not the first person to explore the world, and it’s not like you’re discovering new islands or uninhabited land. There are well-used trails and guidebooks to direct you to the right way. If millions of people get to travel the world and return home safely, so can you.

    2. Take it Slow

    With limited vacation time, it can really get tempting to squeeze in as much places as you can visit. And in result, all you have are photos and a whirlwind of experiences. While it can be fun, you have no real knowledge about the places you have visited. The best you can do is to simply not rush things. Take a stroll in the park or just sit in a cafe, while watching the people around you and absorbing the beauty and culture of the place you’re in.

    3. Pack Light

    Forget about packing toiletries. Even if they’re in travel-sized containers, they’ll still take up precious spaces in your backpack. Moreover, if you pack light, it’ll be less physically stressful for you to move around. When preparing for your trip, get yourself a small travel bag so you won’t be tempted to over pack. Trust us, you can buy almost everything you need along the way.

    4. Don’t be Shy

    If you’re an introvert and afraid to mingle, just keep in mind that everyone else also knows no one. Everyone around you are solo travellers also looking for a friend. Just say ‘hi’ and most likely things will fall into place. Nobody turns down a nice approach and, who knows, you could even someone who can show you more of the world.

    5. Be Adventurous

    This might be easier said than done, but while you feel scared to jump off a boat or swing from a canyon, you won’t regret it after it’s done. Keep challenging yourself. Try things you’ve never done before. You may hate doing some of it, but later you’d be glad you did. You’ll walk away proud and more confident of yourself.

    It’s alright to feel nervous when taking a leap to the unknown.
    That’s normal, but you should not let fear stop you. Discovering new things and experiences will help you grow and become a better version of yourself.

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  • There will always be times when you’ll be wake up and find weird things on your skin, such as a dull complexion or a surprise zit. Fret not though, since we found some genius and fast-acting solutions that you can use to easily tame your misbehaving complexion.

    1. Sudden Acne Breakout

    Woke up to a huge, red zit on your forehead? Worry not, for applying sulphur and salicylic acid can already handle this skin emergency. Most women consider sulphur as a miracle ingredient, as it aids in rapidly reducing the size of a pimple. It’s also 100 percent natural, making it safe to use on every skin type. Salicylic acid, on the other hand, targets the oil-producing glands in your pores and exfoliates your skin to get rid of blackhead, whiteheads and pimples.

    2. Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles

    There are a lot ways on how you can deal with these skin emergencies. For instance, you can put cucumber slices over your eyelids for 10 minutes for a natural and quick fix. You can also stat using under-eye products that contain peptides and vegetarian hyaluronic acid to keep you from getting those raccoon eyes.

    3. Patchy Skin

    Whether or not you have oily skin, it’s still possible to get dry patches on your skin because of the weather or the bad air-conditioning. Fortunately, you can easily deal with this skin emergency by just dabbing a few drops of serum or gel moisturizer on the dry and patchy area.

    4. Dull Skin

    An instant fix to this skin emergency is to simply dab a creamy blush on the apples of your cheeks, and set your makeup look with a finely-milled luminous setting powder. You can also rub an ice cube over your face to stimulate blood circulation and freshen up your fatigued skin. It’ll even help in tightening the large pores on your skin, causing your face to appear softer and smoother.

    5. Shiny T-Zone

    Powdering and caking your face might seem like a good option when it comes to dealing with a shiny T-zone, but blotting it with a mattifying primer is actually a better and quicker solution. Other than that, you can also use facial scrubs to control the oiliness and keep your pores clean.

    While these solutions will certainly help you deal with your skin emergencies, practising a good skincare routine will always be the key to waking up to a glowing and flawless complexion.

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  • Starting and making a property management business grow is not that easy. You need to consider a lot of things when you’re planning on getting into this kind of business. So here are some tips that can possibly help you with your business:

    1. Increase your publicity
    It is a very important part of any type of business out there, which includes property management too. To make your business grow more, you need to learn to market it. Get into the new trend, which is creating a Facebook page, a website for your business or even a blog. You can also send some write-ups about your business to some local press in Singapore. These things can help in attracting the attention of the people towards your business.

    2. Get into social networking sites
    Since it has already become a trend in any business nowadays, get into social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Pinterest. Create pages or accounts in the said sites and promote your business there. Write about your business, what it can offer to your potential clients, your target market and what your clients would like to know. Being active in social networking sites where people find out information like where to get good condo property management in Singapore can help in increasing your publicity and might even open bigger opportunities for you.

    3. Treat the expenses in your business as investments
    This is important since you will be maintaining your property and spending a little amount to improve it can actually be beneficial for you in the long run. If you’re planning on modernizing your equipments or appliances, go for the better version since it will possibly last longer and would also attract potential clients. So, don’t just go cutting your expenses when you think it’s too much since spending a little more will probably help in reducing your problems with future maintenance needs.

    4. Look at things from your client’s eyes
    The best way to sell yourself or your business to your potential clients is to look know what they really want from you. View things as if you are the client and think of things that you would want to get. Keeping the question “How would I want my estate to be like?” in mind would probably become helpful in knowing what your client really wants.

    5. Expand your revenues sources
    When looking for new revenue sources, you might as well want to be creative right? If your business in Singapore is in a form of a commercial property in then why don’t you try putting up business centers in it or if it’s a residential property, try setting up caretaker services. It’s just all about the approach and gimmick that you will use to get more revenues for your business.

    You can actually try out other ways to make your business grow, like trying new trends fit for your business. It would just be up to your technique as to how you can gain publicity and attract potential clients for your business.

     

    For a traveler, it’s an unwritten rule to take pictures, buy souvenirs and visit the most famous sites. But for those who want to immerse in the local culture, the best way to experience it is to explore its literature. Books are a gateway for the adventurer. In Singapore, a variety of specialty bookstores will make an avid reader feel like there’s heaven on earth. There are many bookstores that cater to every fancy, whether you’re hunting for classics or you want to buy your kids new books. We list down some of the best bookstores you should check out while in Singapore.

    BooksActually supports local independent publishers in Singapore. When you’re not browsing through their shelves, you could enjoy the view in the neighborhood. It has a branch called Polymath & Crust which specializes in non-fiction books.

     

    Wood Would is a must-see if you like journals, cards and small items for your collection or as gifts for loved ones. The ambiance of the store would take you down memory lane.

     

    Gohd Books is a perfect go-to place for those who are looking for out-of-print or rare books. If you’re hunting for classics to decorate your shelves, Gohd Books specializes in collectible books. They also have scheduled events and exhibits.

     

    UrbanWrite has almost everything you need from stationeries to office supplies. They also sell books at competitive prices.

     

    Popular bookstore has a selection of Chinese books as well as titles from almost any fiction and non-fiction genre. Aptly named Popular, it is also the oldest bookstore chain in Singapore.

    Times Bookstores is a specialized shop that has a selection of travel books and guides. It also has other titles but primarily sells books for the curious traveler.

     

    Basheer Graphic Books. Need books on art, design and graphics? Basheer Graphic Books has everything you need. The colorful shelves are also a feast for the eyes.

     

    Grassland Book Store is the place to go if you’re on a tight budget. They have shelves of cheap books, stationeries and other school materials.

     

    Select Books is a must-see if you’re a history buff. Books about and every topic related to Asia can be found here. They also hold events that promote the rich Southeast Asian culture.

     

    Woods in the Books. Take your kids to this delightful little shop. It specializes in children’s titles for the young and young-at-heart.

     

    Littered with Books is an independent bookstore located in a conservation shophouse. They also hold book events and launches.

     

    Big Bookshop is one of the oldest in Singapore. They offer different titles at affordable prices.

     

    Kinokuniya is a Japanese chain bookstore. It’s worth the time if you’re looking for a selection of Japanese books and magazines. It’s also the biggest bookstore in Singapore that sells titles in different languages.

     

    Cat Socrates is recommended if you’re looking for memorabilia when you’re in Singapore. If you’re a cat lover, you’ll be delighted at its cat-themed displays.

     

    We use our eyes for almost any activity. Yet we often overlook its importance until we feel something wrong. Like in most health issues, the old adage still applies to eye care: prevention is better than the cure. Here are some things to observe to keep your eyes healthy.

    1. Wear sunglasses when you’re going out or use safety eyewear when necessary

     

    Wearing shades will protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. Choose the right sunglasses that have real UVA and UVB protection. If you often drive, use polarized lenses to minimize the glare.

     

    Use of protective eyewear such as goggles and eye guards will prevent injuries when you’re doing sports or other activities at home or work.

     

    1. Eat healthy food and don’t forget to exercise

     

    Maintaining your weight will help keep diabetes away. Diabetes is one of the causes of eye diseases. Eat healthy food that are good for your eyes such as fruits and vegetables.

     

    1. Early intervention of eye problems

     

    Knowing your family history will help you anticipate future problems. Some eye diseases are hereditary. It will also be helpful to check if family members have diabetes so you can go for check-ups when necessary. Diabetic eye diseases can be bothersome. Some vision problems and age-related problems don’t come with warning signs. It is best to go to an ophthalmologist for a check-up.

     

    1. Avoid eye fatigue when staring at the screen or monitor too long

     

    We rely on computers and gadgets at school, work and even at home. Give your eyes a few minutes of rest. Get enough sleep everyday. Eye fatigue can decrease your productivity and may even lead to serious problems.

    1. Take care of your contact lenses and wash your hands properly

     

    Take your contacts off at the end of the day. Keeping them on for longer than necessary could cause problems like infection. Take note of the do’s and don’ts of using contacts. Avoid contamination by keeping your lenses clean. Wash your hands if you need to put them on or take them off. Make sure also to use only prescribed contact lenses. Ask your doctor about it.

     

    1. If you’re already using prescription glasses, make sure they are up-to-date and fit you perfectly

     

    Ask your doctor about the different types of lenses available especially if your work involves staring at the computer screen for hours. There are also lenses that change color when you’re exposed to bright lights.

     

    1. Use eye drops when necessary

     

    Read the instructions on the label carefully. Drops like allergen-reducing eye drops should not be used frequently.

     

    1. Don’t smoke

     

    It’s bad for your health overall. If you have never tried smoking, don’t start.

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    Lactose intolerance is widespread and kind of distressing that affects many Singaporeans. What is lactose intolerance? It is a condition that describes that body’s inability to absorb lactose. Lactose is a sugar that can be found in your usual dairy products as well as milk. For the body to properly digest it, the small intestine will produce the lactase enzyme.

    The warning signs include acne, headaches, migraines, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain/cramping, swelling/bloating in the abdomen and diarrhoea. You already identified that you have lactose intolerance and you think there is nothing that you can do about it. You just go about your daily life without consuming any dairy product or milk. But you have to know that it is crucial for your body to get nutrients from it.

    It is time that you provide the body the nutrients it deserves from dairy products and milk. Here are some foods that you can consider to get lactose:

    Integrate foods rich in calcium

    Calcium is known to ward off osteoporosis and other bone degenerative diseases. But it is vital in your overall health more than just the bones. It is important that you integrate foods rich in calcium. Calcium can also improve heart health and control body weight. It does not end there because it can reduce your chances of colon and rectal cancer.

    Calcium rich-foods should be integrated on your diet. This includes yogurt, raw milk, broccoli, sardines, cooked kale, kefir and raw cheese.

    Complement foods with vitamin K

    People who are lactose intolerant are also vitamin K deficient. Vitamin K is important in calcium absorption. Aside from bone health, it can also benefit brain function and control hormones not to mention metabolism.

    You have to be vitamin K abundant so you need to consume foods like scallions, green leafy vegetables, cabbage, Brussels’s sprouts, cucumbers and broccoli.

    Pair food with bone broth

    Not all people appreciate the importance of bone broth. Bone broth should be an essential on your diet because it can help balance intolerances, allergies and sensitivities of the body. It is also helpful in the healing of the gut. When simmering bones (either beef or chicken), make sure that it is long.

    The broth is an excellent addition to your meals that already transformed phosphorus, calcium, sulfur and magnesium for easier absorption of the body.

    There are other things that you can consider for your lactose intolerance case. Always remember that there are other remedies you can consider but never ignore the nutrients that body should get.

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    You are what you eat. If you have an unhealthy eating habit, it is time that you take charge and lead a healthier life. Life is short and the least thing that you can do is to take good care of it so you can have the endurance to do things passionately. You can design your meals based on the things that you learned but if you want to make sure, you can always ask for a nutritionist.

    There are many nutritionists here in Singapore ready to help you. They will create diet plans that will be effective. Be prepared to take away processed products and everything that is unhealthy. But what if you do not have nutritionists? You need to learn foods that are good for the body. These days, you can easily be fooled with marketing stunts. The sad thing is that many food manufacturers claim healthy food but in truth, it is just altered. You have to know what pitfalls to avoid and be an informed consumer.

    Check the contents

    Just think that it is for your health. The first thing that you need to do is to read the label or the ingredient list. You will be surprised that there is no legal definition of what natural is. The definition of natural usually describes a product that do not add color or artificial flavors but that can be vague.

    Read the ingredients and tell yourself “I could’ve made this” then you will realize that it went on a process and that is not natural at all.

    Check the sugar

    Speaking of checking the contents, the particular thing that you should look out for is the sugar content. You might see energy bars, snack foods and sports drinks that contain natural sugar. This sounds okay so you bought it. You have to be careful though because whether it is natural sugar or artificial sweetener, the amount of sugar you consumed still matters.

    You have to be careful with the “added sugar” claim. It is the kind of sugar that is added apart from the natural one infused by nature. Sometimes manufacturers combine the two and it is hard to differentiate the amount that comes from the two. Remember for every 4 grams of added sugar (like cane sugar, coconut sugar, syrup, etc.), you consume one teaspoon.

    Check the grains

    Aside from the added sugar, you have to avoid refined grains too. Why choose refined grains when you can have it naturally? The point is it is processed and the grains are not at all natural plus they are added with sugar and white flour.

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    Contact lenses are among the prescription medical devices that needs to be taken seriously. While it can be easy to forget that you’re wearing them, these devices actually require a lot more care than you realize. For that reason, we listed down some of the important things that you should know if you’re planning to ditch your glasses for a pair of disposable lenses.

    1. Excessive Sun Exposure May Cause Eye Infection

    Protect your eyes against the sun’s harmful UV rays the same way you protect your skin. Most eye infections that contact lens wearers get are often caused by excessive UV exposure. While most contact lens brands in Singapore claim that their product are UVA/UVB protected, eye health experts still not consider these medical devices as an acceptable replacement for light-blocking sunglasses.

    1. Never Swim While Wearing Your Contacts

    When you expose your contacts to water, you’re also exposing them to microorganisms that may harm your eyes. So if you plan to swim with your contacts on or insist on wearing them while taking a shower, consider talking to your doctor about wearing your lenses with goggles and changing into a disposable lenses to minimize the risk of getting eye infections.

    1. Stop Reusing Your Solution

    Recycling your contact lens solution is like asking to get an eye infection. All the bacteria and debris found in your contacts and eyes wash off with the solution, which is why it’s never a good idea to reuse the same solution to clean your lenses. Instead, opt to use a fresh cleaning solution every time you store your contacts. If you hate dealing with cases and solution, consider using daily disposable contact lenses instead.

    1. Avoid Washing Your Case With Water

    The best way to clean your contact lens case is to wash it with a solution, and not water, since it shouldn’t come into contact with your lenses. After cleaning your case with a solution, simply wipe it dry with a clean towel or let it air dry before putting back the lids. If you have enough budget for your eye care, however, then purchasing a brand new contract lens case would be a better option.

    1. Stick With Trusted Cleaning Solutions

    Opting for a generic solution to clean your contacts is like playing roulette. That’s because stores that sell their own solution brand actually purchase from other companies, so you won’t really know what kind of solution you’re getting. The best thing that you can do is ask your ophthalmologist about the best solution for eyes and stick to that brand. Switching solutions without asking consulting a specialist will likely cause you to develop dry eyes, allergies and other eye health issues.

    Properly caring for your contact lenses is crucial, as it can greatly affect your eye health. So be sure to keep these details and tips in mind so you can fully make the most out of your contacts sans experiencing any eye infection.

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    Putting on some accessories can add elegance and a stylistic touch to virtually any outfit. It also adds more personality to how you look. Needless to say, wearing some accessories can make you to stand out. Trouser braces have been quite a thing for men’s fashion. It’s a major throwback that can give any man a more customised and original look, especially when the trouser braces are made by reputable sellers.

    In these modern times, a man would choose a belt as the main supporting accessory for his trousers. While that is the tradition, you can keep up with what’s hot and put some uniqueness in your wardrobe by adding some neat braces.

    Trouser braces make great accessories, especially when you’re trying to pull off a certain style as they are very versatile. So whether you’re a formal or casual type of dresser, there will always be something available that can make you achieve your preferred look.

    There are two main types of trouser braces that you can choose from: clip and button braces.

    Clip braces. These are the most common kind of trouser braces. These have clips attached on every end of the braces to be clip onto the trousers from front to back. The usual colour of the clips are silver or gold, but what really matters is the strength of each clip. The most common issue of a wearer would be how easily the clips would slip and how they eventually lose a good grip. Opting for sturdy clips from a reliable seller would be a smart move to make if you want braces that do not only last long, but can also be very fashionable to wear.

    Button braces. If you want to go old school, this happens to be the original design for men’s braces. Usually made of leather, the button ends are hooked carefully into one button sewn just right inside the topmost part of the trousers. Button braces can keep a stronger grip and for this reason, they are more reliable.

    Officially, braces for men’s trousers are back. What’s better is that they now come in flying colours for any man to create his own fashion statement that would go well with any occasion. A wide range of these colourful selections can be found mostly in online shopping outlets, especially if you want braces that would not hurt your budget. These braces are not only colourful, but they are also fully adjustable. Now, transforming your daily outfit doesn’t have to be so hard. If you think you’re smaller than most men or the other way around, these braces also come in various lengths.

    Additionally, trouser braces have become widely used not only by men, but also by women. It is because wearing them effortlessly makes the whole outfit look more fashionable.

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  • Are you tired of planning your everyday outfit around your flabby arms? If you are burdened by the excess fat that hangs from your arms, there’s a non-surgical procedure that can help you achieve the look of sleeker and trimmer arms. Permanently removing fat cells, you’ll be more comfortable to flaunt them in spaghetti tops and racer backs all summer long.

    Where did the flab came from?

    Before researching how coolsculpting can help shrink the flab in your arms, it is important to know how you got them. For some people, genetics play a big role in the elasticity of your skin as you age and the amount of fat your arms can collect. As you grow older, your collagen breaks down, causing the skin to lose its firmness. Fluctuation in weight is also another reason, especially if you have quickly lost a significant amount of weight.

    Is fat an issue?

    First, let’s try to find out whether it’s fat or relaxed muscle that’s hanging from your arms. Unfortunately, as women age, our arms attract fats like magnet, but not everyone has the same situation. To find out, try this test:
    Get into planking position. If you can’t see a small curve in your triceps (the back muscle of the arm) and you can pinch an inch of flesh in the area, then fat-reduction coolsculpting treatment in Singapore in your upper arms is necessary to de-flab them.

    How’s your muscle?

    All of us have muscles, but are usually hidden under layers of fat. Stand in front of the mirror and flex your arms. Can you see anything moving? Does the skin in your arm lift? If so, your muscles are still prominent and you can greatly benefit from coolsculpting in Singapore. If your arms have too much sagginess to them, the same procedure can still be used but you will need multiple treatments to achieve better results.

    Is your skin elasticity enough?

    The elasticity of your skin plays a critical role in firming up your arms as the skin holds everything in place. Unfortunately, we lose elastin and collagen as we age, making our skin lax. One good way to check your skin’s elasticity is to pinch the skin on the part of your arm that bothers you most. Does the skin snap right back in or does it take a few seconds to smoothen out?

    How fast your skin realigns with the rest of the area is an indication of your skin’s laxity level. If it snaps right back in, it means that you have enough collagen in the area to work with.

    The Best Ways to Lose Flabby Arms

    Diet and Exercise

    If you want to go all natural, then exercise and diet is your way to go. Doing the right exercises and eating the right food helps a lot in controlling the amount of fat that settles in that part of your arms.
    However, there are also some who can’t seem to lose the flab in their arms. If this is your case, then maybe you want to check out some other scientific fat-reduction options.

    Coolsculpting

    Coolsculpting or cryolipolysis is an innovative method to get rid of excess fat cells permanently without the need of needles, incisions, and lengthy recovery. This popular fat-reduction procedure in Singapore works by freezing fat cells to death without touching surrounding nerves and tissues. Once the cells are frozen, they die and get slowly eliminated from the body. And, although not yet proven, many coolsculpting patients in Singapore have reported that the procedure helps to firm up their skin as the fat cells are gradually removed from the body over four weeks to six months.

    How coolsculpting can help with flabby arms?

    Coolsculpting in Singapore is an ideal choice for many patients looking to remove stubborn packets of fat from the arms. If you have moderate flabbiness in your arms, then this treatment may serve as a solution for you.
    This procedure is performed without the need for anaesthetics and with minimal discomfort as the packet of fat is pulled into the applicator. After which, the cooling is applied through the applicator and you’re left to relax, work on your laptop, read a book, or just take a nap. Once the treatment is done, you can go back to your normal activities or go home and rest.

    Results gradually show up as the dead fat cells are metabolized and flushed out of the body. If you want to achieve more dramatic results, discuss with your doctor about follow-up treatments. As for the skin, you may see subtle tightening. However, arm lift procedure may be necessary for extreme cases of flabbiness. The downside is that most of these surgical procedures require ale recovery time and is often associated with scarring, which covers almost the entire upper arm’s length.

    Are you good candidate?

    The most ideal candidates for this procedure are those people who only have a little flab in their arms. The cooling process can do what exercise can’t, and that’s reducing fat in specific spots, including the upper arms. Also, certain health conditions can possibly make you less of a candidate for the sculpting procedure. For example, if you have fibromyalgia or suffer from chronic pain, you may experience complications in the post-treatment phase. But if you’re generally in good health condition, coolsculpting in Singapore is safe for you.

    Flabby arms aren’t appealing. They limit the clothes you can wear and make you feel self-conscious. If you want the freedom to wear anything you want—and by anything we mean sleeveless, racer backs, and spaghetti tops—contact an aesthetic clinic in Singapore for a coolsculpting procedure.

     

    While you’re familiar with the wonders that come with having a good night’s sleep, it’s still better to develop a night-time beauty ritual before getting some good shut-eye. So start pairing your skincare routine with these night-time rituals to enjoy and wake up to an amazing complexion.

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    1. Cleanse Your Skin Thoroughly

    This is completely a no-brainer for any skin care and beauty enthusiast. It’s crucial to cleanse and rid your skin of any makeup or dirt before hitting the sack. Otherwise, your skin will become prone to acne breakouts, clogged pores and irritation. So be sure to grab hold to your makeup remover and some cotton balls, and start getting down to work.

    1. Apply Multi-Tasking Skincare Products

    Once you’re done cleansing your skin, it’s now time to apply some multi-tasking skincare products. If possible, opt for an antioxidant-rich product that addresses concerns on acne and skin aging – ditto for a liquid exfoliant loaded with BHA or AHAs, or products rich in retinol.

    1. Invest in a Good Humidifier

    A working humidifier will aid in raising your room’s humidity level, thus keeping your skin well-hydrated. By focusing on the hydration of your skin overnight, it’s now possible for you to choose a lighter moisturizer to go beneath your makeup or to just skip your daily moisturizer entirely.

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    1. Prop You Pillow Up

    This is one tip that’s especially helpful for when you’ve done some heavy drinking. Propping up your pillow helps in elevating your body and keeping fluids from accumulating in your face and under your eyes. With this, you can expect to wake up to a fresh and puffy-free face in the morning.

    1. Use Some Eye Cream

    Even if you’ve already this a million times, it’s still worth repeating: eye cream is essential. Regardless if you’re still in your 20s, you should already start using great eye creams and moisturizers at night to get a plump and well-hydrated skin on the following day.

    1. Get Enough Sleep

    Getting a good beauty rest is no joke. We all need to get an ideal of eight hours of sleep to call it a good rest. Repaired body tissues and regenerated cells brought by a good night’s sleep help in making up for a more radiant and healthier you.

    Having a good daily skincare routine is crucial for achieving healthy-looking skin, but so is performing important beauty rituals at night. So be sure to do these beauty tips before getting some good snooze to ensure that you wake up to fairer and healthier you.

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    Photographing food is now part of our culture, so you no longer have a reason to feel cheesy or weird doing it at your favourite restaurant. The only thing you should feel guilty and ashamed about is posting photos that look like slop. To save you from experiencing that guilt, we listed down some photography tips and tricks that will help you make even the saddest meals look better than they actually taste.

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    1. Make Great Use of Natural Light

    One of the known tricks to capturing that Instagram-worthy food photo is to make great of natural lighting. Using the flash on your phone will only produce a harsh light that’s rarely or not flattering at all. So if possible, move your food next to a bright window, or brighten them up using photo editing apps. Another advantage of turning off your automatic flash? You won’t annoy your fellow diners in the restaurant.

    1. Photograph Fresh Food

    Food tend to lose its visual appeal fast. In span of several minutes, fresh herbs will brown and wilt, the juicy steak will run dry, and the cheese will become greasy. To keep these unappetizing look from reflecting on your photos, make sure that you start taking some good shots of your food as soon as they are served on your table.

    1. Work on Framing

    The challenge of taking photos with your phone is you lack control over the camera. Still, there are some things that you can do to get that perfect shot – and one of those is perfectly framing your subject. One good way to do it is to take an overhead shot. Capturing photos in that angle will surely help in creating a compelling and dramatic image.

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    1. Use a White Napkin or Cloth

    If you’re dining in a restaurant, use any available white napkin to bounce the light and brighten dark areas. You can also use it to soften or filter a harsh lighting. If you’re taking photos at home, however, draping a white curtain or bedsheet will help you in achieving that same effect.

    1. Download Photo Editing Apps

    Using photo editing apps is one of the easiest and quickest way of improving your food photography. Some of the best apps with natural-looking filters are VSCO and Camera+. Snapseed is another great app because aside from its filters, it also has a tool that allows the users to create a highly desirable background blur and depth of field.

    Although making any meal look good in photos can be quite challenging, pairing up your creativity with these photography tips will surely help you in capturing that Instagram-worthy food photo. So be sure to keep these tips and tricks in mind, and put them to get use the next time you visit your favourite local restaurant in Singapore.

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