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Well-paced in the Fast-paced Workplace

Did you know that Singaporeans are known to work the longest hours in the world? A recent research by Morgan McKinley in 2016 found that this city state topped the list in when it came to working hours. The same survey found that 70 per cent of professionals in Singapore work longer than their contracted
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The Call of the Wild – Journey to an African Safari

“Pack your bags. We are going to Tanzania!”, proclaimed my partner with utmost behest and exhilarated vigour from across the hallway. Even though I would consider myself to be an avid globetrotting photographer that gallivants across the continents seeking out exotic new corners of the world to explore and capture, I have to admit that
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Numerology – Power of the Twin Flames 11:11

Numerologically, this date of 14/6 is 1+4+6 =11 day on a 2+0+1+8 = 11 year. With many asking about 11:11, today is the perfect day to share about the concept of “twin flames” and how it is the amazing journey to true self-love, unconditional love and unity consciousness. Many of us find that the relationship
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Weight Loss Tips from a Dietician

Many are seeking weight loss regimes or programmes but it is important that whatever diet or exercise programme that you are on is sustainable in the long term. As a dietician, here are some important principles that I counsel clients on how to lose weight through food. Avoid sweetened drinks As we all know, sugar
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How to Make Your Home a Healthier Place

Nowadays, when the food we eat is full of various chemicals and when the air we breathe is polluted, it’s essential to try and at least make your home a healthier place. This is no easy task, given that we accidentally bring a lot of debris and from the outside into our homes. Needless to
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6 Most Breathtaking Landmarks in France

Enjoying the reputation for being one of the most romantic, seductive and beautiful countries in the world, France is home to some of the most awe-inspiring wonders. From picturesque valleys and lavender-covered fields, meandering rivers going through age-old canals to quaint towns, medieval castles and vibrant cities, France is a land of inspiration, beauty and
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Local Study Uncovers Innovative Treatment for Diabetic Fatty Liver Disease Patients

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a major global health problem characterised by accumulation of fat in the liver. NAFLD develops in patients with obesity, diabetes type 2, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. The presence of excess fat in the liver can long be a silent process; however, as the disease progresses, the liver will be
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Had Too Much Sugar Over the Weekend?

Sugar You see this word everywhere and several images come up in your mind. Brunch meals, frozen yogurt, desserts and local kuehs. After eating, you probably get hit by a huge food comatose and feel all bloated and nauseated despite being all fuzzy and comforted moments earlier. Here are top few tips to get over
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Top 5 Fitness Tips by a Celebrity Trainer

Bintan’s leading resort, The Sanchaya, has bolstered its wellness programme ahead of the summer season and from 13 to 23 August, celebrity trainer and founder of fitnessartz, Artur Zolkiewicz, will be hosting the first of what will become a series of fitness residences. With clients such as British celebrities, journalists and models, Zolkiewicz has been
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4 Reasons Why You Should Walk More

We’ve all heard about the 10,000 steps a day thanks to wearable tech such as FitBit as well as knowledge that it is a suitable exercise for all regardless of age and size thanks to the fact that walking is low impact. Nonetheless, let us wax lyrical about walking and it’s health benefits! It helps
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Top Family-friendly Destinations for 2018

The June (or Summer) holidays are coming soon and parents usually have a tough time picking a family-friendly destination as well as choosing what to do there. Look no further as we reveal the hot list for family travel as curated and picked by luxury travel operator, Scott Dunn. Langkawi, Malaysia The tropical island paradise
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Vegetarian Meals Suitable for Omnivores

In celebration of the upcoming Vesak Day, we’ve whipped up a few vegetarian dishes that we think will satisfy the most carnivorous omnivore (e.g. yours truly)! Don’t worry about the dishes being cold salads as we know that most Asians do like their foods hot, and these dishes are perfect to share with friends and
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The Art of Self-Defence – Intermediate Part 2 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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Cooking For the Special Woman in Our Lives

If bringing your mother out for lunch isn’t your thing, why not show your love and appreciation by whipping up a home-cooked meal? We had some brunch recipes last year so this year, we’re going to show some local inspirations! To start off, ShopBack and RedMart have teamed up to launch a free cookbook entitled
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How to Slow Down Without Affecting Your Efficiency

Momentum is the one thing I feel I must never lose in order to keep growing as a person and keep breaking my own inner boundaries. However, we live in a time whose tempo is sometimes unbearably fast, and I believe I’m not alone in feeling crushed by the race. This is by no means
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The Art of Self-Defence – Intermediate Part 1 (with infographic)

We’ve covered the basics of self-defence and while you practise those, it is important to learn how to use them in various situations while also learning how to counter-attack in order to create an opportunity for you to escape. Do scroll down to look through the basic steps before moving on. Tip: when faced with
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The Various Types of Yoga

Are you confused with the various names of yoga? Perhaps you are thinking, “Isn’t yoga just…yoga?” Well, you’re not wrong but there are slight differences with the ‘schools’ of yoga just like how not all pasta is spaghetti. While you will need to try them out to find out which type(s) of yoga you enjoy
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What’s Wrong With Wearing Leggings?

While it seems like leggings have become a gym and studio norm apparel, there is a woman who has made it her mission to change that – one pair of yoga leggings at a time. In a New York Times opinion article entitled “Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women”, Honor Jones spent the whole
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Why Your Make Up Doesn’t Look the Way You’d Like

Are you one of those who spend a lot of time scrolling through Instagram or watching YouTube videos as well as flipping through magazines to get ideas on the latest make up trends? However, when you try to get the look, it doesn’t come out that great? Well, unless you are a professional or have
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 8 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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The Best Honeymoon Destinations for Adventurous Couples

For most couples, the ideal honeymoon involves lying on the beach, basking in the sun and doing absolutely nothing but relax all day. On the other hand, for more adventurous couples, a typical honeymoon looks more like a prison than a vacation! So, if you and your significant other have the unquenchable thirst for adrenaline
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Making Sense of Scents

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years that you have lived.” – Helen Keller Our sense of smell is the most underrated yet mesmerisingly potent of our five human senses. Nothing evokes emotions and conjures up memories like the redolence of a familiar scent. The top,
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 7 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on: The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 The Basics Part 2 The Basics Part 3
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How to Choose the Best Car for Your Cross-Country Road Trip

A lengthy road trip can really take a toll on your vehicle especially if it includes a lot of off-road paths. This is one of the reasons why the right choice of car is essential for the quality of such an endeavour. There are certain aspects that make up a reliable cross-country road trip car
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Cheers to Better Health with Wine

When you get home from a stressful day at work, or when you’re tired from the daily grind of life, it’s always good to take the edge off with a glass of wine. It’s true that drinking alcohol continuously has its risks but it feels so right doesn’t it? It’s even an essential part of
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 6 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 , The Basics Part 3, The Basics
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Raising a Healthy Child

Creating a Non-toxic Environment For Raising a Healthy Child

When babies are born, they are exposed to all kinds of new factors in the environment that they didn’t experience in the womb, like coldness, heat, clothes, chemicals, natural and artificial allergens, and many toxins that can be anywhere. A newborn’s skin is up to 5 times thinner than that of a grown up and
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Mark Macdonald

Interview with Fitness Guru Mark Macdonald

When nutritionist and renowned fitness guru, Mark Macdonald, was in town recently to promote his new weight management programme, we took the chance to speak to him to find out more about the programme, his books as well as his prolific career of coaching many professional athletes such as Olympic Gold Medallists, Shawn Johnson (Gymnastics)
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Cycling Your Way to Health and Happiness

Cycling has been one of the most beloved forms of activity for a while, and it’s only been getting even more popular lately. Those who ride their bicycles every day, using them both for recreational purposes and as a mode of transportation, will tell you that cycling is an uncompromisable part of their lives. The
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 5 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 , The Basics Part 3 and The
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Hacks for Thinning Hair

If your hair is thinning, it could be due to a few reasons but while you’re seeking treatment for it, having bald spots or balding spots can be a rather embarrassing affair. Besides having a bad combover, here are some hacks to help you look like you have a crowning glory without wearing that hat
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 4 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1, The Basics Part 2 and The Basics Part 3, you
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Do We Really Need Detox Products?

There are so many products out there that claim to help one “detox” and many people often buy into it because they do believe that they’re constantly exposed to toxins either through pollution or through the foods we eat – mostly thanks to the media that talk about the pesticides used in agriculture etc. However,
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Signs of Possible Eye Problems in Children

Children can tell us when they feel sick or have a headache, but when it comes to their sight, they are much less likely to speak up. The main reason for this is that they are usually completely unaware of the issue. For example, you can’t expect your child to tell you that the words
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 3 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. Previously on The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 and The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 2 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. The best way to defend yourself is to not get into any hairy situations and you do that through the
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South Pacific

Best Spots in South Pacific for an Active Vacation

If you are craving some time in the sun, but prefer an active vacation, there’s no place better than the South Pacific. This tropical paradise is full of hidden gems and islands that look straight up like a postcard or a computer wallpaper. But the South Pacific is literally dotted with incredible locations, islands and
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Prince Charming

Why Prince Charming Must Die

Ladies, get rid of the prince and be your own hero! Every woman I know loves the movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.  How could we not? A modern Cinderella tale, Pretty Woman plays into every fantasy we have as women, yearning for a rich, handsome and dashing hero to save us
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Breakfast Smoothies That Will Last Till Lunch

You probably bought that food processor a long time ago and it’s now sitting at the back of your cabinet. It might be happy there but it’s time to let it see the light of day – especially during breakfast – with these easy protein-packed, high in antioxidants and healthy smoothies that will definitely help
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The Art of Self-Defence – The Basics Part 1 (with infographic)

Despite Singapore’s low crime rate, the rate of assault and aggressive situations have been increasing. Start learning how to be your own personal bodyguard 24/7 in this series of basic stances by our expert Zackiee Ng. To sign up for actual Self-Defence classes, do contact U-Elite Martial Fitness for class dates and availability. Infographic by
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10 Unusual Tips to Spice Up Your Bedroom Love

Do you want to rekindle the flame of passion and enjoy the time spent in the bedroom? Are you looking for tips to spice up your relationship? If you have nodded in affirmation, you have arrived at the perfect article. In the following paragraphs, we will present a number of awesome sex tips, guaranteed to
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What is Kefir and How to Eat it?

Before we even go into what kefir is, let us look at fermented foods and their importance regarding the health of our guts. Fermented foods range from kimchi, sauerkraut, yoghurt, kombucha and of course, kefir. The Microbiome The Biological Door – the gut functions beyond its primary function of digestion and absorption, it protects us against autoimmune
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5 Reasons Why We have Cravings and How to Manage Them

Are you having trouble with healthy eating because you have uncontrollable cravings for junk food all the time? Perhaps, you are reaching for snacks during times of stress or just before bed time… Here are the most common possible reasons for your cravings and a few extra ideas on how to manage them.   Dehydration
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5 Tips to Improve Your Child’s Sleep

As parents, we’re well aware of the importance of sleep in a child’s development. On a smaller scale, we also notice how on edge and whiny they can get when they don’t sleep enough. It is, therefore, our job to provide them with enough quality sleep, and there are things we can do to make
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Benefits of Massaging Your Baby

In many South Asian countries, it is standard practise to massage an infant and the new mother. It’s been a well-established fact for centuries that massaging the infant has a number of health benefits. However, what has always been up for debate is which benefits are greater – whether it’s mineral oil or virgin coconut
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