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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 2 – Why Do They Never Work?

In the second part of our fad diets feature, we continue to explore the effects of trendy diets and some common dietary mistakes to avoid. Raw Foods Diet – Not Quite Rabbit Food This diet is all about eating food in their natural state. Supporters believe that the cooking process destroys many of nutritional benefits
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Ways To Walk 10,000 Steps

Walking is one of the best forms of exercises. You don’t need a gym membership and walking is something that you do every day. Since it is part of your daily routine, you don’t think much of it but walking has a lot of effects on your body and health, especially if it’s at least
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SS18 Beauty Trends You’ll Love

Spring/Summer 2018 beauty is all about taking it a step further, being bold and seeing how far we can actually push it, and then finally doing it. From minimal romantic visions to unapologetically bold black looks, we have seen it all on the runway this season and we can’t help but try them all out.
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How to Fuel Your Body For Exercise

Many of us tend to neglect the type of food we consume before or after exercise. Fuelling your body pre-workout enables you to adequately handle the physical stress of training. What and when you eat after exercise is equally as important. While the pre-exercise meal can ensure that adequate carbohydrate stores (known as glycogen) are
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Is Your Teenage Girl Deliberately Harming Herself?

The phase that a girl goes through as a teenager has always been difficult to understand by parents. In today’s day and age where technology plays such an important part in the lives of teenagers, social media makes living life as a young girl even more challenging. Sometimes, all it takes is a little understanding from
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Our Favourite Picks for a Bespoke Travel Set

Whether you’re planning a short getaway or a long vacation, you need not compromise on the state of your toiletries with Molton Brown’s latest Pick & Mix collection. Here’s our list of favourite picks of these mini bath and body luxuries, which will make you feel like you’re staying in a 5-star hotel regardless where
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5 Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables

We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is an important part of improving our diets. Only 1 in 10 American adults gets the recommended amount of these nutrient-packed foods, so chances are this is an area where we could all improve. In addition to providing important nutrients, vitamins, and phytonutrients, fruits and vegetables
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Your Ultimate Guide to Look Cool at the Beach

The main purpose of beachwear is the practicality and of course, to look cool depending on your style. You do want your selfies to be fabulous in order to flaunt your body, especially when you have worked hard for it. A good bikini set should be able to withstand rough environments such as the sun,
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5 Ways To Practise Gratitude and Why It’s Important

As human beings, we live in a busy world where there is not enough time to stop and be grateful for what life has given us. It has been scientifically proven that showing gratitude has the ability to make one’s life better professionally and personally but we don’t do it often enough as we are
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Dishing the Dirt on Fad Diets Part 1 – Why Do They Never Work?

Fad diets. We have heard of them, in large part due to their proliferation in the media and also from our previous post about how some of these diets may affect your skin. From Beyoncé advocating the benefits of turning vegan to Kim Kardashian tweeting how the “flu diet” helped her lose weight, we are
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Weird Wellness Trends That Make Us Go WTH

Embrace yourself! Here are some weird wellness trends that you won’t believe that they actually exist. Otonamaki or “adult wrapping” Many Japanese working professionals develop posture problems and stiffness due to long working hours. Otonamaki therapy is done to alleviate posture problems and stiffness. It is inspired from Ohinamaki, whereby babies are wrapped in a similar
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How To Get Over a Bad Break Up (Especially If He Cheated On You!)

You walk in to find him in bed with his secretary. Your world is shattered, you’re devastated and you wonder how you can be so naïve as to think he would change after you found those Tinder notifications on his phone. The break up is inevitable. You are crushed under the waves of hurt. It
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How to Get the Latest K-Beauty Craze – Honey Skin

It seems like South Korea is leading in the beauty trends and craze, with ‘glass skin’ and ‘honey skin’ being in trend. Imagine having plump, dewy and healthy skin that seems to glow like honey. That’s the reason how the term ‘honey skin’ was coined. Thus, if someone says that you have skin that is
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Easy Ways to Get Your Body Back after Pregnancy

Most future mums start thinking about getting their body back as soon as the first baby weight appears. And as their baby grows, there are a lot of insecurities that come with that, along with a lot of questions: How much weight will I lose at childbirth? Will I be able to get my figure
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Managing Jet Lag

Jet lag, that perplexing state of mental and physical limbo your body attempts to grapple with after a long flight and for which no one has a solution. You’ve tried everything – from starving yourself to drinking the strange smelling “magic water” your grandma concocts before your flight, yet you don’t come out looking like
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Celebrity Workout Styles Inspo

The treadmill, which is also regarded as a dreadmill, by most people is your runway to be fit and healthy. Dressing well is a great motivation because it helps you to mentally prepare and gain confidence to shed those extra pounds. ‘Athleisure’ or active wear trend has become so famous it is included in the Merriam-Webster
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Complete Proteins Vegetarians Should Add Into Their Diet

The word ‘protein’ originated from the Greek word ‘of primary importance’. Our body needs a large amount of protein to function efficiently. The role of protein, which is generally termed as the building block of the body, is crucial in developing, repairing and maintaining body tissue. There are 20 amino acids, nine of which our body
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Guides to Getting Out of Your Quarter-life Crisis

Call it quarter-life crisis or just being in a funk…we’ve all been there at some point in our lives. It is difficult to pull out of a slump at times and even if you have gotten out of it once, doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t’ hit you again. As such, we’ve compiled a list of
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How to Protect Your Hair From the Sun, Sand and Sea

If you’re going on a beach holiday or just spending a little more time at the poolside, you’re probably going to be protecting your body with sunblock but don’t neglect your crowning glory too! As relaxing and fun beach activities are, they can cause hair damage – especially if you spend a lot of time
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Happy (Healthy) National Ice Cream Day!

No, you did not mis-read the title and yes, there is such a thing as National Ice Cream Day in the USA. The third Sunday in July was designated as National Ice Cream Day by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, also naming July as the the National Ice Cream month so if you’re in the
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Workout Recovery Tips That Actually Work

Every self-proclaimed fitness guru will instantly know hundreds of tips for a speedy and painless recovery. And it’s because of those ‘gurus’ that people often have a hard time figuring out what tip actually works and how. Well, if you want to avoid those fake professionals, have a look at some of the tips that
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Simple Ways To Manage Stress

Life is full of a variety of events than can be stressful. These events are typically considered as STRESSORS. Stress is unavoidable in modern life but you do not have to allow it to weigh you down. Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or demand and is the body’s
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Delicious No Cook Breakfasts (and aren’t smoothies)

Although it has been stated as the most important meal of the day, we busy folks are often rushing to get to work on time and as such, we are either eating a cereal bar (which may contain too much sugar) or heading to the nearest local coffeeshop for toast and coffee or tea which
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Is the Lack of Sleep Making You Fat?

If you have been eating the same amount of food and exercising regularly but not losing the weight, there might be several reasons – you might be hitting an exercise plateau, have a medical condition or…you may not be sleeping well. We all know how important sleep is and sleep depravation can have serious issues
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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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african safari

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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scents

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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wine

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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