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Ayurvedic Home Remedies for Better Sleep

Singaporeans are amongst the world’s worst sleepers. According to a study conducted by Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore is the third most sleep-deprived of the 43 cities studied. Yet, sleep plays a vital role in good health throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times will help with healthy brain function and emotional
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5 Recipes to Become a Professional Home Cook

We’re living in unprecedented times of uncertainty – the COVID-19 situation has caught many of us off guard and altered our daily lives and routines. One of the biggest changes we’ve had to adapt to is spending much more time at home; whether it is part of social distancing measures, work-from-home arrangements, full lockdowns and
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Your Gut and Immunity

With the outbreak of COVID-19, there is a growing importance to boost one’s immunity. Our immune system helps to identify and attack a variety of threats such as viruses, bacteria and parasites; and is affected by age as well as medical conditions such as diabetes and obesity. Did you know that your gut contains 70%
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How to Use Coconut In Your Cooking The Right Way

Coconut oil can be used in different ways of cooking, such as sautéing, searing, and frying. It is also a good substitute for butter. One must keep in mind that calorie intake must be kept in track while consuming it. As per the calorie intake, the quantity of coconut oil intake must be decided. Coconut
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5 Chic Ways to Spruce Up Your Vanity Space

A chic vanity space can amp up the elegance of any room while maintaining its functionality. Make yours a stylish one-stop solution for all your beauty routine needs with our guide below: 1. Decluttering Commune’s array of vases and accessories can be repurposed as makeup brush holders with a luxurious spin.   Makeup enthusiasts know
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Conscious Breathing Is Not a Myth, It’s Real

The Power of Deep Breathing Do you know how many breaths you take daily? Approximately (depending on how healthy your breath is) 25,000 breaths. And every single one of them matters – more than what you could imagine. That’s a huge amount of breaths, and it can work for or against you if the breathing
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The Ultimate Singapore Travel Guide: Insider Tips and Everything You Need to Know

Since it is 2020, there is no need to start this article with the general truth that so many people travel around the world nowadays, that finding an exotic destination that is not very touristically popular is a very difficult task. This is why plenty of people opt to visit places that are not only
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Losing Pregnancy Weight Gain

Although most pregnant women lose half the baby weight 6 weeks after giving birth, many want to know how to lose the other half of the baby weight as quickly as possible. As discussed with Kareen Lai of Mums in Sync during one of our Table Top Talk sessions, women need to let their bodies
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Taking Care of Your Eyes When You Travel

We know how to take care of our skin and what kind of clothes to wear when we’re travelling on the plane, but did you know that air travel puts pressure on the eyes? While it is essential to take care of our eye health all year round, this holiday season also means that the
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Myths Pregnant Women Can Forget

When one is pregnant, she suddenly has a lot of “rules” to follow regarding what to eat and even her skincare routine. Just which is myth and which to follow? We speak to Dr Karen Soh, Medical Director of Privé Clinic to find out more. Pregnant women can’t use machines when doing facials “As with
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The Art of Travelling Alone

It’s normal to travel with family and friends, but an increasing trend is to travel solo. With Singles’ Day where singlehood is celebrated (not only as a shopping holiday), perhaps it is time to think about #selflove and why travelling alone may be one of the best ways to do so! Nonetheless, we do know
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7 Everyday Anxiety Management Techniques to Follow

In today’s increasingly busy and fast-paced world, anxiety is an issue everyone faces, to one degree or another. Whether you live a stressful life, have a stressful job, or both, it can sometimes be difficult to function when your anxiety level becomes too high. You can identify your anxiety symptoms and triggers by giving some
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Managing Diabetes and its Myths

As mentioned in our previous article, diabetes is on the rise in Singapore and inadequate management and poor education results in many individuals with prediabetes progressing to the next stage of the disease in the coming years. Another shocking statistic is that nearly four Singaporeans undergo diabetes-related amputations a day. However, as the first line
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Fight Obesity At Its Core

As the pace of the modern lifestyle continues to pick up speed, most people rely on making unhealthier lifestyle and dietary choices as a way to destress. Unfortunately, this has witnessed detrimental consequences on the health of the global population. According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO), over 650 million adults above the
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Need Extra Help With Your Fitness Goals? Consider Trying ReduStim

While most of us aren’t looking to get a six-pack abs, even the fittest will tell you that there will always be some stubborn fats that seem to never want to go away despite a healthy diet and sound fitness plan. The more dangerous type of fat that all of us have is visceral fat,
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Home Remedies for Acne

Our skin has tiny pores that are often clogged with oil, pollution and bacteria, and when this happens, the sebum produced underneath our skin gets trapped beneath along with accumulated dead skin. This then gets inflamed due to the bacteria and takes the form of pimples and acne. Often thought to be only a problem
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How to Eat Healthy Without Bothering to Cook

As much as it has become everyone’s priority to live an active lifestyle and adopt a healthy diet, one of the main barriers to establishing consistency and routine is – the lack of time. Preparing healthy meals takes time and effort and if you hate cooking and like to live on the go, this can be
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How to Take Care of Your Teeth as a Vegan

With an increase in the number of people turning vegetarian and vegan due to health reasons as well as to take a stand against animal cruelty, it does pose certain challenges and vegans have to find alternative ways to do some of the everyday things in our lives. A vegan diet can result in weaker
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Beauty Hacks that Will Make You Feel Better Instantly

With our busy lifestyles, it is hard to look good 24/7 but no worries, Team True Beauty have got some great hacks that can help you feel less glum and more glam! Bye bye greasy hair   Johnson’s Baby Classic Powder 100g S$1.45 Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk US$10 Toni & Guy Instant Refresh
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Pre-travel Anxiety: What It Is and How to Battle It

Anyone who tells you that traveling is all about stress relief has probably never had pre-travel anxiety. But this happens to everyone, and sure, people forget all about it once they’re full of fresh experiences from their trip. But why would you even bother with that nervous feeling that could cause you to be tired
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The Haze and Asthma in Seniors

For anyone with parents or grandparents well into their silver years, it is not uncommon to notice them experiencing frequent bouts of wheezing, coughing and even difficulty breathing. These symptoms are worrying, particularly in an older person, as they are often connected to chronic illnesses such as bronchitis. However, these symptoms can also be manifestations
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The Surprising Connection Between Oral Health and Overall Wellbeing

If you’re worried about your skin, you’d schedule an appointment with a dermatologist; while experiencing any heart palpitations will send you straight to your cardiologist’s clinic. It’s only natural, as we try to understand the intricacies of the human body, that we target all those issues separately in order to pinpoint the cause. More often
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9 Foods Proven to Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition characterised by inflammation in the body and joint pain.  This disorder affects different individuals differently. You might feel like you’re coming down with the flu. You might feel pain and stiffness in your joints or even experience swelling. The pain can sometimes take over the entire body. The symptoms
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Basic Tips for Planning a Healthy Wedding Menu

If you want your guests to enjoy your wedding as much as you will, having delicious food on the menu is a must. However, serving delicious food is easy – even pizza is delicious. You want to serve something that is both tasty and healthy, so your guests don’t feel guilty about actually enjoying their
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7 Ways to Be Happier Despite Chronic Illness

Since many people living with chronic illness have to deal with multiple diagnoses and bare various painful and unpleasant symptoms, it’s very easy to cross to the dark side and develop a negative life view. However, despite your chronic disease, you can still lead a happy and exciting life if you just know which harmful
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6 Beautiful Australian Beaches Worth Planning Your Next Holiday Around

Everybody knows that Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. However, choosing the best ones might be a bit more challenging than you think. Moreover, with the hotter weather already here, you’ve probably started planning your next summer vacation. So, to help you make the most of it and truly have
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Workshop With Ultra Trail Champion

Calling all running enthusiasts! This July, Hong Kong Tourism Board has invited Ultra Trail Champion Stone Tsang to Singapore to share some personal tips and training techniques. Hailed as one of the best trail runners in Asia, Stone is a two-time top 10 finisher of the Ultra Trail World Tour and the top Chinese finisher
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How to Choose a Yoga Mat

Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a beginner, your yoga mat should be comfortable and easy to maintain. We spent one month talking to over a dozen yoga instructors and sweating, stretching, and savasana-ing it out in our offices, homes, and yoga studios to find the very best. How We Chose the Best Yoga Mat
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How Can Massage Help My Health and Wellbeing?

Most people love massages. They are fun and they make you feel so good. However, there is much more to massages than simple pleasure and relaxation at the end of your day. They also have many health benefits you shouldn’t disregard. So, if you’re considering getting a nice massage any time soon, here are some
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5 Eco-Friendly Destinations for the Green Traveller

It’s the June holidays and many are thinking of where to go for their vacation. June is also the month where World Environment Day and World Oceans Day occur, offering the perfect opportunity to take a step back and consider the impact we have on Mother Earth as we embark on our adventures around the
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Even Babies Need Sunscreen!

We know the importance of protecting our skin against the sun and in previous articles, we have highlighted the importance of sunblock/sunscreen to prevent aging as well. But did you know that it is advisable for babies as young as six months old to wear some sunscreen? Their sensitive skin is highly susceptible to burns,
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From Injuries to Dragon Boat Captain

Kenneth Lee is an Assistant Vice President in the DBS Corporate Development and Ecosystems team, where he looks after the bank’s Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Ecosystems partnerships. He joined DBS 7 years ago as a Graduate Associate and it was through a friend’s recommendation that he joined the bank’s corporate dragon boat team,
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Gaining Body Confidence Through Dragon Boating

Meet Lim Xiaowei, a Relationship Manager for the SME Banking in DBS, and she loves outdoor activities. The 30-year-old started dragon boating back in her polytechnic days where her friend pulled her in to join, starting her journey with dragon boat racing and she is now the coach of DBS Asia Dragons ladies team as well
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Ways to Improve Your Appearance Without Plastic Surgery

In the age of Kardashian contouring, butt implants and lip fillers, it’s common for us to feel pressured to look good all the time with the aid of these permanent procedures. Read this article before you take drastic measures in means of plastic surgery and try these needle-free methods to improve your looks! For a
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5 Skincare Tips for Aging Skin

When it comes to skin, its appearance is influenced by two things: genetics and the way we care about it. While you can really change your own set of genes no matter what, what you can absolutely control is your own skincare regimen and modify it to suit your own needs. Have you ever experienced
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10 Tips to Lose Weight Naturally

Obesity, and other related diseases, is becoming a worldwide epidemic and while everyone wants to be slim and healthy, there are many bad habits we have to kick. For example, eating less to no junk food and increase our physical activity. However, despite knowing all these, there are supplements marketed to resolve weight issues quickly,
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What Is The 5AM Club?

Ever heard about the 5 AM Club? It is a concept popularised by Robin Sharma where you get up at 5 am in the morning to complete a set of 20/20/20s – 20 minutes of intense exercise, 20 minutes to reflect on your goals and 20 minutes learning a new skill. The rationale for the early
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5 Undiscovered Travel Gems to Visit in 2019

Exploring undiscovered travel destinations is always one of the most fun activities that you can do, especially if you’re an adventurous person. Surely, going to any holiday is good, but why go once again to a destination you’ve been before, or the one that’s quite popular with tourists? Many people opt for off the beaten
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Managing Your Blood Sugar

Any traditional medicine doctor would tell you that the stomach is one of the most important parts of your body. The reason being, the stomach is the key to a healthy body. It has a connection with the other parts of the body. In Western medicine, a popular phrase is always used to describe the
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Food that Fights Osteoporosis

A bone-healthy diet can help in preventing and managing osteoporosis. Like any living tissue, bones need nutrients so that they can grow and then maintain that growth. That’s why a key component to both managing and preventing osteoporosis is good nutrition. Is there a bone-healthy diet? The answer is yes. Here is some food that
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Foods that Personal Trainers Would Never Eat

Many of us cringe when it comes to following our trainers guidance on workout sessions and strict diet plans. I too did cringe at my trainer’s diet when I had learnt the effectiveness of Krav Maga and was practising it for a while. At the same time, we are easily influenced by some wrong information due
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Making Family Meals Enjoyable

For many, enjoyable family mealtime has been lost in our overscheduled lives where school, work and extracurricular activities can make it difficult to find time to eat together and some families can go for days or weeks without sitting down together to share a meal. However, family meals are important as it is quality time
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Muscle Recovery: Essential to Your Next Workout

The moment every athlete wants to avoid. POP! A muscle gives at the gym or on the track, leading to weeks of rehab. Sometimes it’s not even a single moment, but rather, countless hours of overuse that leads a muscle to strain or tear, these medicine balls has been proven to be ideal for faster
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How to Survive Your Nosy Relatives this CNY

It’s Chinese New Year. The time approaches. The anxiety starts building up from the night before. As you don your new outfit and you get ready to head for a day of visiting, the dread sets in. You think of ways and means to avoid that nosy aunty, the one who smells like she bathed
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5 Key Post-Workout Nutrition Tips

For a lot of us, finishing a workout at the gym usually means going through a prolonged process of showering, getting dressed, and getting home where we may or may not grab something to eat, depending on our mood. Regardless of whether you’re an athlete or just someone who’s trying to shape up a bit,
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The Art of Insult

“Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned. Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” – William Congreve. This is a satirical and playful tongue-in-cheek guide to unleashing your venomous forked tongue with panache.   Touché! Being nice all the time is highly overrated. The traditional Asian practice of helping others to “save
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How to Get Back in Shape After the Holidays

If you’re looking forward to the holiday season and everything it brings along – welcome to the club, you surely aren’t the only one! This time of the year is completely magical, but you know what? Too much food, alcohol, and inactivity definitely have to stop at some point, so stay with us and find
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Daily Pilates Workouts to Do At Home

How do you start your day? By hitting the snooze several times on your phone? Rolling over to check the influx of social media interactions on your phone? Or a nice big stretch, a deep breath and a smile? Starting your day off well sets the tone for the rest of the day. But it
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Drinks that Help with Weight Loss

Do the drinks that you consume plays a role in weight loss? The answer is yes. When it comes to shedding pounds or losing weight fast we have to watch what we drink. However, let’s get this straight there is no drink that will magically help you shed pounds. It is important to note that
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Is Sleeping in Workout Gear a Good Idea?

Most of us are aware of the importance of sleep, yet we hardly get the required number of z’s with our hectic schedules. Findings show that 7.5 to 8.5 hours is essential to circumvent feelings associated with sleep deprivation. Most people, however, seem to be getting a lot less sleep than in the past, which
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