DNOTS

Rising Above the Ashes and Transcending the Dark Night of the Soul

With recent celebrity suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, people are becoming more aware of severe depression and mental illnesses. Those who are currently struggling with mental illnesses or are suicidal can be described as going through a period of the “Dark Night of the Soul” (DNOTS) and we do feel strongly in addressing
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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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How to Create a Beautiful Breakfast Bowl in 10 minutes

Seen those smoothie or acai bowls on social media and wondering how you can recreate your own without spending an hour before work? The truth is, most bowls are typically arranged to look beautiful in order to attract traffic and get people inspired to eat healthy. Personally, my bowls are loaded with oats or quinoa
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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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What Gift to Get for Dad?

As Father’s Day approaches, this would be your last chance to get something for dad and it’s never easy to find the “perfect” gift (if there’s ever such a thing). Nonetheless, we attempt to ease your frustrations and to give you some inspiration that will help convey your sense of gratitude to the hero in
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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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Top 5 Wellness Tips from a Reiki Specialist

As a Deep Tissue Massage and Reiki specialist, Ria Cantle has refined her practice alongside industry experts at renowned Ananda in the Himalayas before travelling the world. Hailing from Bath, Ria began her career as an Auxiliary Nurse before taking the leap to utilise her innate caring nature within the wellness industry. Ria Cantle, Reiki
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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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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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Tips to be Active and Less Sinful at Artbox Singapore 2018

Artbox Singapore is back and the highly anticipated creative pop-up market is now bigger and that means more experiences in terms of retail, activities and…food! With more than 400 booths, of which 160 are food and beverage, how are you able to be on track with your health goals while still indulging a little? Here
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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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6 Tips on Intermittent Fasting for Beginners

Intermittent fasting (IF) is fast growing on trend alongside the ketogenic diet and is based on changing your eating patterns in order to reap potential benefits such as increasing metabolism, lowering blood pressure and lipids, ingesting lesser calories, managing late night snacking. These are just some of the many other greater benefits of fasting intermittently.
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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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8 Things to Know Before Traveling to Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is attractive to tourists of all kinds. For a lot of people, it’s one of those bucket list trips that you plan for your entire life. This is in fact, the most important thing to remember about visiting Australia – it’s best if
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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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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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Melissa’s Table Top Talk Episode 31: Beauty Secrets From the Kitchen

Want to know how to have great skin without spending an exorbitant amount on cosmetics? We learn from Sara, Restoration Essence’s founder, how to transform simple ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen into cheap, effective beauty products. Best part? They’re so affordable and as it is all natural, you know exactly what
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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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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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Eating Healthy on a Budget

It is a common misconception that eating healthy is expensive and it can be, if you’re constantly taking out fancy salads and eating out. However, with a bit of planning, you definitely can keep your diet and wallet nice and lean. We’re going to show you how to keep it around $10 per meal, and
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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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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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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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Celebrate the Arts in Hong Kong

For those who love the arts and are considering where to travel during the upcoming March or Easter holidays, why not discover Hong Kong’s flourishing arts scene? Headlined by Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF), Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central, Hong Kong Arts Month showcases an inspirational spectrum of arts events planned in various neighbourhoods
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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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4 Sydney Neighbourhoods You Should Explore

Sydney is a super popular travel destination. Whoever you are and whatever you like, you will love Sydney. This big city has great architecture, beautiful beaches and friendly people. More recently, all kinds of bustling neighbourhoods of Sydney have been gaining in popularity. Tourists visiting Sydney, along with the most popular attractions, always have at
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5 Reasons to Try Swimming

When we want to start a new exercise we usually go for something that involves running, but there’s another type of exercise that can help us get fit just as well, swimming.

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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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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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Tips to Having Better Skin

If you want smooth and bright skin, there are a few easy steps to take regularly before bedtime to ensure better skin. Of course, you cannot expect overnight results but with consistent efforts, you will definitely see improvements or simply, maintenance of your skin’s health. Cleanse your skin Laneige Homme Active Water Cleanser US$19 Laneige
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Gifts That Say “I Love You”

It’s that time of the year again – where couples celebrate their love on the 14th of February. Sure…we all know how commercialised the day has become and there is a growing trend for couples to say that “everyday is Valentine’s Day”. But for the rest who still enjoy celebrating the day of love, what
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How to Clean Your Make Up Brushes

Now that you know which brush is for which make up product in our previous two articles, it is also important to know how to clean them so that your brushes are hygienic and do not cause any breakout on your skin. Firstly, how often should one clean one’s make up brushes? Make Up Artists
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