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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 20: From Rubber Boots to Heels

I had fun interviewing womenpreneur Claire Au, founder of local skincare brand Auolive, as we talked about how she first hung up her suits for rubber boots before chucking them for high heels. I got to try out the products and really loving the thought put into developing the range of hassle free beauty!   Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 20: From Rubber Boots to Heels[…]

All I Want For Christmas Is…Body Confidence.

The festive season is fast approaching, and while we’re all busy shopping, trimming our trees and organising menus, a lot of us may be dreading that traditional family togetherness. When families gather on an annual basis, these happy times quite often turn sour when some of those “outspoken” relatives make unnecessary, unneeded and most of Read more about All I Want For Christmas Is…Body Confidence.[…]

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Killing More Animals By Being Vegan or Vegetarian?

Animals are an important part of the earth, just as much as humans and plants are.  They all have their own way of helping and influencing our ecosystem, thus keeping a balance on life. Because of this, it makes sense that people should treat animals with care and fairness.  Thus, a lot of vegetarians and vegans become so with the idea of saving animals as well as the environment, citing how livestock is producing a lot of greenhouse gases and how it is cruel to eat animal products.

But…is being vegan or vegetarian really saving the planet and animals?

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I’ve have always wanted to do that!

Every four years with the Olympics, there are two events I am interested in – athletics and gymnastics. I started watching the gymnastics event when Nadia Comaneci became the first female gymnast to score a perfect 10. I recalled the awe watching Nadia Comaneci and though I didn’t know her, she instantly became my hero. Read more about I’ve have always wanted to do that![…]

I Have Cleaned Up My Diet But It’s Not Working!!!

You have made that move to a ‘Real food’ diet some time ago and are now minimising the processed foods and sugars, but you can see you’re holding onto some additional weight that you still can’t shift. How then can you continue on this weight loss journey? Bad habits I realise often when I want Read more about I Have Cleaned Up My Diet But It’s Not Working!!![…]

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Expert Views Episode 5: How Stress Affects Mobility & Posture

Are you sitting up straight right now? Do you care about your posture? We often hear the term “mind over matter” but did you know that stress, which can be considered as something more mental than physical, can also affect your physical mobility and posture? Interestingly enough, the interview took a bit of a philosophical Read more about Expert Views Episode 5: How Stress Affects Mobility & Posture[…]

Thai Cooking Classes for Children

Looking for something Junior would enjoy doing this December holidays? Why not enrol him or her in a cooking class where your little one will learn how to make simple, delicious and healthy Thai food? Happening every Saturday from now till 17 Dec, the 1.5 hour class will teach children how to make Mango salad, Read more about Thai Cooking Classes for Children[…]

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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 19: Busy Mums Can Keep Fit!

Mums, this is for YOU! We know how crazy it can get and mothers tend to put themselves last when it comes to family and work. However, your health is important too! Kareen Lai from Mums In Sync and Nuts About Butter shares some tips on exercises, mindset changes as well as how simple it Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 19: Busy Mums Can Keep Fit![…]

3 Easy Healthy Soup Recipes

There’s something about soup that is just so comforting. Be it a hot bowl of chowder that warms you to your bones or a nourishing Cantonese style soup which has been double boiled to perfection or perhaps a cold gazpacho on a sweltering afternoon. Soups are also easy to consume and can be a nutritious Read more about 3 Easy Healthy Soup Recipes[…]

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Classic Gel Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway!

We’ve reached 3,000 ‘likes’ on our Facebook page and we’re celebrating by thanking all of you for your support with this Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway! Join in this contest and stand to win a Classic Gel Manicure & Pedicure at Miwa worth S$110*! How to qualify? Sign up for our newsletter below ‘Like’ us on Read more about Classic Gel Manicure & Pedicure Giveaway![…]

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Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Pain (Workshop)

Are you keen to learn: Why and how you have joint pain? The medical terms or finding of the pain in simple language How to address your pain(s) Join Daniel and Lay Yong at a GST™ Rehab Class on Sat, 17 Dec 2016! In this 90 min class, you will get: practical knowledge based on their Read more about Eliminate Your Fears and Doubts About Pain (Workshop)[…]

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Powerful & Radiantly Feminine – for Ladies

This preview is a requirement to attend Ero’s Coaching Innately Feminine – Full Day Practice for Ladies. Check the dates here. There is a mysterious force that has us looking at a woman and saying “Whatever she’s having… I want that”. It has nothing to do the clothes she wears or the money she has. There is Read more about Powerful & Radiantly Feminine – for Ladies[…]

The Increasing Popularity of Being a Vegan

Whether it is for health, environment or animal welfare, there is no question about the rise of veganism. Google trends suggests that interest in the search term ‘vegan’, has quadrupled in the last 6 years. So why the sudden surge in people choosing a plant-based lifesyle? Let’s look at events in recent times. Eating less Read more about The Increasing Popularity of Being a Vegan[…]

Expert Views Episode 4: Kids Do Sports To Keep Fit, Adults Keep Fit To Do Sports

Just what is mobility fitness? A lot of adults tend to throw themselves into an exercise regime or sport without considering their lifestyle and as a result, they get injured and end up not being able to do the sports that they enjoy. We learn from Jerry Teo, co-founder and Managing Director of Pilates BodyTree, Read more about Expert Views Episode 4: Kids Do Sports To Keep Fit, Adults Keep Fit To Do Sports[…]

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Starch Isn’t Bad For You & the Paleo Diet Myth

If you’re into diets, you’ve definitely heard of the Atkin’s Diet or the Paleo diet. Both are high protein based and has little to no carbohydrates. Main difference is that in the Atkin’s Diet, you can eat all sorts of meats (bacon or steak) and it does not matter whether they’re processed meats or not Read more about Starch Isn’t Bad For You & the Paleo Diet Myth[…]

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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 18: Presenting With Confidence

Did you know that presentation skills affect your self confidence? If so, how then can you learn how to present with confidence? This week, we interview the Presentation Coach himself, Joe Augustin, who gave us his tips on presenting, which has been honed from over 20 years of experience through being a radio DJ, emcee and Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 18: Presenting With Confidence[…]

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Outdoor Laughter Yoga – it’s Free!

Experience Laughter Yoga for FREE if you haven’t done so! It’ll be on the 3rd Sunday of November, so don’t let it pass you by without having some laughs, making some new friends, and creating some nice memories! FREE Laughter Yoga for up to one hour at the green grass above Raffles Place MRT. We Read more about Outdoor Laughter Yoga – it’s Free![…]

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Expert Views Episode 3: That Pain In The Neck

Do you get pain in your neck or back from sitting too long in front of the computer? This week’s Expert Views features Dr Gary Tho, an Author, Speaker and Founder of ChiroWorks, a family sports and wellness clinic in Singapore. He specialises in pain relief and peak performance for athletes, families and those stuck at Read more about Expert Views Episode 3: That Pain In The Neck[…]

Want to be an influencer

Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 17: So You Wanna Be An Influencer?

There are many people nowadays who call themselves a blogger or influencer. Just what does it mean to be one and is it just for fame and money? Also, is it true that the number of followers or likes on your social media posts/accounts show your level of influence? We speak to Evangeline, founder of influencer Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 17: So You Wanna Be An Influencer?[…]

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Making That Perfect Peach Smoothie

Simple but yet refreshing peach smoothie that everyone can make in their kitchens! We prefer using fresh peaches and sweetening with honey but if you can’t find the fresh fruit, go ahead and use the canned ones. This recipe is good for 2 servings or 1 very thirsty and hungry person. Another alternatives for almond Read more about Making That Perfect Peach Smoothie[…]

What’s Your Take On Plus Sized Models On The Runway?

I first saw this image on Facebook where my friend shared it with the following comment: “Not body shaming, but it is NOT ok to be fat. If you have medical issues and became big cuz (sic) of hormonal imbalance etc, then fine. But no, having a very plus sized woman walk the runway doesn’t Read more about What’s Your Take On Plus Sized Models On The Runway?[…]

10 Myths About Salt Debunked

Salt, which is composed of sodium and chloride, often gets a bad rap. But sodium is necessary to maintain the body’s fluid balance, nerve transmission, muscle contraction and other key functions. And even though it hasn’t been definitively shown that a low-salt diet positively impacts heart disease or death (unless you already have hypertension or Read more about 10 Myths About Salt Debunked[…]

How The Bikini Evolved – Every Woman Should Watch This

Women tend to dress in order to impress and attract those of the opposite sex, which seems like a normal thing to do. However, what if how you dress makes men see you as an object instead of a human being who is smart, beautiful and worthy of attention? The bikini seems all the norm Read more about How The Bikini Evolved – Every Woman Should Watch This[…]

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Expert Views Episode 2: The Truth Behind Feet

Love high heels but hate how your feet hurt after? Did you know that your feet and your core muscles are related? In episode 2 of the Expert Views series, we interview Dr Emily Splichal, a Podiatrist and Human Movement Specialist about “The Truth Behind Feet”. She tells us why feet health is so important and Read more about Expert Views Episode 2: The Truth Behind Feet[…]

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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 16: Sex is Life with Dr Martha Lee (M18)

This week, we speak to Singapore’s first certified sexologist, Dr Martha Lee, on why she believes that “Sex is Life”. There were quite a few interesting things that we touched upon and unlike what a lot of people think, sexology and talking about sex isn’t and shouldn’t be sleazy at all! We also learnt what Read more about Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 16: Sex is Life with Dr Martha Lee (M18)[…]

Grow a Mo for a Bro

November is here, which also means that it’s Movember! It’s time to encourage the males in your life to sport a moustache for the entire month of November. This is in support of the initiative, which started in 2003 by the Movember Foundation and it is the only global charity that focuses only on men’s Read more about Grow a Mo for a Bro[…]

Eating To Look Younger And Feeling More Beautiful

As the saying goes, “You are what you eat.” Which is why over the years, I’ve been more aware of what goes into my mouth and even to a certain extent, what comes out (no constipation etc). I must thank the BBC for being the constant reputable source of my documentary ‘addiction’ and I just Read more about Eating To Look Younger And Feeling More Beautiful[…]

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