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Being healthy means being fit. This sounds easy but executing it proves to be difficult. The Singapore government encourages us to stay healthy. In fact, private organizations join the call of the government for a healthier society.
We are actually in the right track. Healthy and fit people are now commended. For example, there is a competition that aims to seek the fittest people here in Singapore. The competition is called ELITE 2015 and it already started on April 19, 2015.
There were many contestants. The Men’s Open award went to John Cheah and the Women’s Open award went to Chew Feng Yi. It did not end there because Team Mobilus was also awarded for displaying camaraderie.
There are Singaporeans who were inspired of the display of a healthy life but there are others that simply ignore it. If we want to be healthy, we have to think of two elements. These elements are interconnected. This means that overall healthy life cannot be achieved without the presence of the other. Here are the two elements:
Now that we know the elements, we have to make this happen.
Making that dream vacation happen is the greatest thing on earth. According to the Yahoo Travel survey, about eighty percent of people who are entitled for paid vacations are delighted of the number they have.
With this, it is high time that we use them. So the first question begins: if we could go anywhere in the world, where will it be? Many Singaporeans have answers readied but there are others who are still confused.
If in this case we are confused, it might be easier if we consider the dream bucket list destinations of most Yahoo Travel readers. We can get ideas and insights out of it. Yahoo Travel surveyed about 2,000 respondents and here are some results of the survey:
It is time that we go out of Singapore and explore the world.
When was the last time you checked and updated your curriculum vitae? If it has been more than a year already, then you ought to check on it and make some necessary changes from the last time you edited it. Has it been three years since you switched companies? What computer programs and skills have you mastered in those years other than Microsoft Office? While you’re at the momentum of updating your CV, here are other changes that are worth applying in your résumé as well.
Other than preparing yourself for an interview, it’s also important that you make your résumé as appealing as possible to your prospective employers as it serves as your ticket for getting the job that you want. So start updating your CV now and turn it into one killer résumé that will help you land your dream job.
By now, most of us already know and practise all the basic skincare commandments to keep our skin healthy – not going to bed with your makeup on, keeping your skin moisturized and using SPF like your life depends on it. However, there’s a new complexion mandate that you may not be that familiar with, and that is using a serum. While it may not seem like it, incorporating serums into your skincare routine can actually make a big difference with the way your face looks and feels. Still not convinced? Then here are four benefits that you’ll get when you add a serum into your skincare routine.
Looking for the skincare product that will give you the perfect complexion that you’ve always wanted can be quite difficult. But by adding a serum into your skincare routine, you’ll no longer need to look for any other products to give you gorgeous results.
The search for weight loss fixes is never ending, but the most effective steps are clear: exercise, drink more water, avoid unhealthy foods, and eat more veggies. However, eating veggies is the most difficult part for many as most of these produce are bland in taste. If you want to enjoy vegetables the delicious way, here are some ideas to prepare them.
One popular substitute for pasta is cauliflower, which is a versatile veggie thanks to its subtle flavour and soft texture (when cooked). Next time, when a mac-and-cheese craving kicks in, whip up a cheesy cauliflower for a guilt-free alternative. Additional tip: reach for parmesan cheese in making your creamy sauce. It lends the dish a more distinct cheesy flavour without the need for handfuls of cheese.
If you despise the bloated feeling you get from indulging in a plate of Alfredo, you might want to substitute conventional fettuccine noodles with zucchini fettuccine. With a peeler, shave a whole zucchini to create strands of faux noodles. Boil your faux noodles for a few minutes before plating and add in your favourite pasta sauce.
Admittedly, avocadoes are not veggies, they’re fruits; but they contain impressive nutritional contents and a smooth and creamy texture that can be easily incorporated to different dishes. Instead of using butter in frostings, use avocadoes, which flavour is unnoticeable when paired with almond milk and pure dark chocolate.
You can also make pasta sauces with vegetables. The key here is to choose veggies that easily blends and turns into a smooth, creamy sauce, like squash. Butternut squash is a savoury and nutritious pasta sauce with nutmeg, sage, and shallot accents that’s an autumn staple. Sweet potatoes work just as good for these sauces, too.
This roasted chickpeas can be your healthy alternative to so many guilty pleasures. You can use this in substitute for croutons on salads or munch on them while watching a movie instead of popcorn. The kick of balsamic is sure to tickle your taste buds, and you’ll get full much faster with these due to the great amount of protein they’re packed with.
With these delicious dishes, there’s no need for you to stick to trendy foods like wheatgrass extracts and raw kale salads, which don’t taste appetizing at all. Work on these creative recipes and you won’t look at vegetables the same way ever again.
Dating someone means you enjoy being around them and you connect with them deeply than anyone else—so it shouldn’t be that hard to make things work, right? Wrong. Let’s face it, every couple go through many ups and downs. A strong relationship is not just a one-time victory, but it’s a work in progress. How long-standing couples conquer everything? Love experts let us in on the secrets of happy couples in maintaining happy relationship with their partner.
Communication plays a crucial role to develop the capacity to relate. A healthy communication between you and your partner makes resolving conflicts a lot quicker and easier.
When in a relationship, it’s important that you feel each other’s commitment, physically and emotionally. Once in a while, find time to go on a romantic date or to just stay indoors, watch your favourite movie, and enjoy each other’s company.
Spending time together is important, but spending time apart is just as important as well. Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to do everything together. Maintaining healthy boundaries and independence will create a healthy environment for a long-lasting partnership.
Couples in strong relationships support and encourage one another in their individual pursuits, and most especially in their lowest times. Make sure to affirm your beloved’s goals, dreams, and existence. Treat your relationship as a chance to bring out the best in each other.
Oftentimes, we forget to let the important people in our lives know how much we appreciate them. While this gesture is so simple, it can significantly boost a person’s confidence, inspiring them to do better. Show your appreciation to your partner by words, letters, acts of kindness, or anything that you think the best person in your life deserves.
Not all issues have to turn into a fight. Although it’s crucial to bring issues up and work through it, choosing the right arguments save you the heartache and hard times. Arguing with your partner about where to have coffee should not be one of those.
Share some time and space with your partner. An intimate time together makes each other feel secured despite all the fights and the crazy schedules. Kiss your partner slowly and mindfully, and enjoy every second of the experience.
There are no perfect relationships, so there’s no need to strive for perfection. If you embrace each other’s imperfections and learn to deal with them, that’s how you’re likely to have a long and happy relationship.
The word thin is something that we would like to hear in reference to our body, but never to our hair. But it’s never too late to save your strand when you notice that you’ve been shedding more than usual lately. Know what causes your hair to fall out through this article, so that you can start improving its health and bring back its original volume.
Regularly sporting tight hairstyles like braids and ponytails is what usually puts excessive strain on the hair follicles, which leads to irreparable hair damage. Singapore hair experts said that tight hairstyles usually causes traction alopecia, a non-reversible hair loss caused by tight hairstyles. Prevent this by loosening up your hairstyle, or wearing your locks down more often.
Going straight for a hot shower is another habit that might be thinning your hair out. Being exposed to too much heat dries out the hair, causing it to become more brittle and snap. Other than that, hot showers also strip out the hair’s natural oils, leading to hair fall and damage.
Your skin isn’t the only thing that can be damaged by the sun’s UV rays, since your hair is at risk too. Prolonged sun exposure is what weakens the hair and causes hair loss, so protect your strands by covering it up with a hair scarf or a hat every time you go out in the sun.
Not shampooing and washing your hair often also weaken the hair. This happens because the build-up of products and dead skin cells clog the follicles, making it difficult for your new hair to grow.
Apart from your waistline, excessive dieting also thins out your hair. Just like any part of our body, our hair also needs nourishment and starving it will cause it to fall off. Singapore health professionals even said that anorexic people often suffer hair loss.
Applying long lasting and strong gels and hair sprays often make hair stiff, making it more prone to breakage. Aside from making the hair stiff, excessive usage of these products also dries out the hair. To prevent this from happening, avoid using products that makes your hair gluey and stiff.
Drying your hair the regular way will only flatten your hair and make it look thinner than it really is. To avoid damage and give your hair more volume, flip your head upside down then blow dry it.
If you have a rather itchy scalp, try putting a few drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo as you shower. Avoid scratching your head frequently as it will damage your hair follicle, leading to hair loss. If the itching still persists despite trying some treatment, do yourself a favour and visit your doctor.
The size and shape of our eyes is determined genetically, and there’s just nothing that we can do about it. Luckily, it’s possible for us to create an illusion of having bigger eyes by using ingenious makeup techniques. Here are some makeup tricks and tips that Singaporean girls like me, can use to make their small eyes stand out.
There’s really no need to go overboard with black eyeliner and bright eye shadows just to make your eyes bigger. Using the right colours and makeup tricks is all you need to achieve that goal. So go ahead, try these tricks and make those eyes pop and stand out.
If you are a makeup aficionado, you have to know that this year, it is all about the pout. In that line, you have to be particular about your lips. The current beauty trend here in Singapore involve lips. Your lip colour can change your look and your mood.
The good thing is that there are many lipstick stores here in Singapore. Lipsticks are your little luxury that you can carry any time. Every woman should have it. So, what lip colours do you need? Here’s a list:
Your lips can make a difference at the end of the day. Do not ignore your lips. If you are not particular about lipstick, you can look for cheap ones but if you want quality lipstick, you have to invest.
They may call it football in other parts of the world but Singaporeans know this ball game as soccer. Whatever you call this ball game, it is the same thing. Football or soccer is regulated by clubs. There are international clubs and there are local ones.
If in this case you want to know the richest football clubs in the world, you can refer to this article. Forbes released the list of the richest football club in 2014. The ranking is based on the total worth of the club. Here’s the list:
Now you know the world’s richest football club. These clubs are famous worldwide. There are clubs here. Though they are not as rich as Manchester United, the important thing is the players.
Proposing to a woman is very difficult and it takes a lot of courage to finally ask the woman you love the question, “Will you marry me?” It is difficult because you wouldn’t know what’s in her mind when you propose to her except that you are so sure about answer.
However, courage is not the only requirement to propose to a woman, you would also need to be sincere on asking her to be his lifetime partner and you need to be creative so that she will not just simply smile but she would give you a lot of hugs and kisses. And possibly, she’ll answer the question by a positive word… YES! Another thing is that you need to create a beautiful and original proposal to make the moment more romantic and more exciting.
In addition to that, you need not to forget your proposal ring because it is the most romantic part of the proposal; the part where the girl might wear the engagement ring. Before planning a creative proposal, you must listen to your Singapore friends’ suggestions (especially girls) on how to get the perfect ling wedding bands from Singapore because they might help sometimes because most of the time you ideas might not work. This is the reason why it is very important to deeply think on proposing so that you would achieve a positive answer. Below are general ideas that you may follow to propose to a woman. Who knows?
This might be your chance to let your lady wear the special ring for her or possibly the wedding ring. However, as said, you must be original in your proposal so that it would be more sincere and the woman would feel that you are serious about it. If both of you religious, you may propose inside the Church after the session. To be creative, you may invite your family and friends so that it would be more special.
You may also plan to connive with the preacher or the musician perhaps. Do not forget that the place in Singapore or overseas where you first met is a special place for the two of you. This will be a perfect place for proposal. You can invite her to go there especially if it’s a special day for you or you may even invite her as long as she will not recognize that you have a plan to propose.
You can invite her in a vacation. For example, you want to go to Singapore because there are a lot of romantic places there or maybe you can go to Rome, France, Paris or anywhere as long as you can ask her the most important question and give her the engagement ring. Make a video presentation wherein your photos and videos are compiles. At the end of the video, you can ask her the question, “will you marry me?”
If you both of you are sports fanatic, you may propose during half-time. But be sure to prepare for your speech because you can’t buy the time of the game. Finally, after the proposal, you’ll be planning for your wedding and as always, you will need a wedding ring. However, you must also think that a woman might be pressured when you proposed at her in a public place or a place where there are too many people.
On June this year, Singapore will be the host country for the Southeast Asian Games (SEA). Authorities have high expectations on the benefits this event will bring the country in the long run.
The Singapore SEA Games Organizing Committee or Singsoc hopes that hosting the SEA Games will build and strengthen sports as a culture in Singapore. More than being awarded with numerous gold medals, it is essential that Singaporeans see the importance of sports in culture and society.
The SEA Games will be a multi-sport event that will last for twelve days, from June 5 to June 16. The main venue of this big event will be the Singapore Sports Hub. An estimated 7,000 officials and athletes will take part in the 36 sports present in the SEA Games. Singapore will reportedly spend a total of $324.5 million on the SEA Games.
The planning committee wants to keep the event tickets affordable in order to attract more individuals to take part and witness the events. The media reported that there will be a free admission to half of the 36 sports part of the event, such as softball, tennis, triathlon, golf, hockey, rowing and squash. Tickets for the other sports are said to range from $5 to $20.
Singsoc is also planning to launch different activities for the community in the following months such as an Orchard Road mass rally to be held in March 7 and a countdown leading to the event that will last for 50 days.
In the past, a lot of women are afraid to get their hair colored in fear that this will cause irreparable damage to your tresses. Yes, coloring your hair can cause serious harm to your hair. This is mostly because Ammonia, an important chemical bleaching agent present in hair color, makes hair extremely dry and brittle.
It’s always important to take good care of your hair before, during and after getting it colored. This will prevent further damage and will guarantee that even after getting your hair colored, it stays healthy and full of life.
Before: Decide on the color and the formula
The first step is to determine what hair color you really want. For first timers, it’s important to stay as close to your natural hair color as possible. Make sure that it’s only two tones away from your natural hair color to avoid drastic changes and damage.
Choose what type of formulation you want to use- permanent or semi-permanent. Choosing the exact color and formulation you want is essential if you want to keep your hair healthy after coloring. When we don’t like the color, we tend to do over the hair coloring process, making hair drier and more prone to breakage.
During: Apply Evenly
Applying your hair color formula is important not only for the proper distribution and intensity of the color but also for the health of your hair. If you feel that you do not have enough skill to pull this off, opt instead for a professional coloring job to get better results.
Conditioning is an important process that keeps the moisture in your hair intact. Dry hair is weak hair, making it easier to break. Conditioning regularly can give renewed strength, life and volume to your hair. Use market-sold deep conditioning products or if you want something as effective that costs less, mix egg with some bananas and yoghurt then apply this on your hair for an hour. Rinse it off afterwards with some mild shampoo and enjoy the softness of your hair.
Singapore is a country that attracts tourists who are excited to see different scenic spots and try new things. Singapore may be a small country but you can never run out of fun things to do here. When you visit Singapore, here are some of the best things to do in the country.
If you are the type of person who adores animals, then it’s best to try the Singapore Night Safari. As the name suggests, you can visit and see animals in their natural habitat at night time while you ride the tram. You will then be guided to seven different zones where you can get up close and personal with different groups of animals.
Singapore is a melting pot of different cultural groups and their history. Visiting these heritage areas will give you a front seat view to Singapore’s rich history and cultural traditions.
The Singapore Flyer is the biggest observation wheel in the whole world. It stands at 165 meters and offers a 360 degree view of Singapore’s skyline and cityscape. Because of its large size, you can even see some of Malaysia and Indonesia’s surrounding islands and states.
Singapore is full of different night clubs where you can unleash the hidden party animal in you. You can party and unwind in the different popular clubs in Singapore like Avalon, Zouk, Zirca, Ku De Ta and other clubs. You can dance the night away or enjoy a quiet time with friends while sipping different drinks and alcoholic beverages.
If you are a person who is trying to lose some extra pounds, then you know that the key to achieve effective weight loss aside from regular exercise is a healthy and balanced diet. One food item that you should be adding to your list of foods for weight loss are beans.
Beans are high in protein and low in calories- the perfect combination when it comes to losing weight. If you are still not convinced of the power of beans in aiding weight loss, then here are more reasons to incorporate beans in your daily diet.