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LIVING

5 Ways To Use Gemstones To Heal

A recent gemstone excursion with friends sparked my interest in the therapeutic properties of these mineral crystals. As a form of alternative medical therapy that some regard as pseudoscience, crystals and gemstones have long been used to heal, protect, rejuvenate, empower and seek enlightenment. I love raw gemstones as jewelry …

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LIVING

How Keeping A Grateful Journal Can Change Your Life

If there is one topic I speak about incessantly with my closest girlfriends, who can’t ever get a word in to shut me up, is grateful journaling. Over the last ten years, I have noticed a chain-like pattern of metaphysical blessings that occur in my life through this one habitual …

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HEALTH

Surprising Health Benefits of Drinking Vinegar

Let’s face it: nobody enjoys drinking vinegar. Think of a drink that is sour, tart and sharp; then multiply it by a hundred. It is no coincidence the French term vinegar as sour wine. The unfortunate thing is this fermented acidic liquid is a time-tested secret to good health, slender …

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HEALTH

Tiger Balm Red or White: Is It Worth The Burn?

Tiger Balm, the all-in-one balm, is a perennial favorite among the old generation of our parents and grandparents. A childhood item guaranteed to exist in every Chinese household. Created in the late 1800s by a China-born herbalist Aw Chu Kin, Tiger Balm is essentially a soothing balm that contains nothing …

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BABYLIVING

How to Remove Limescale in Your Appliances?

If you have ever looked inside your kettle, iron or tap, you will most likely find its biggest enemy – limescale. But who cares? Afterall, limescale is not known to have killed anyone, apart from a kettle or two. The strange thing is when it comes to baby-related items like …

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LIVING

The Fallacy of New Year Resolutions

It is that time of year again when we dump out the old calendar standee and replace with a new one, change day planner inserts and wish perfect strangers a great year coming. There is something about the turning of a new year that has us reflecting on all our …

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TRAVEL

Bangkok: Toilet Tour @ Terminal 21

For years, my girlfriend has been telling me about a shopping center in Bangkok called Terminal 21. Located at Sukhumvit 21 (BTS: Asok), this has got to be one of the more interesting shopping malls in the world. Built in 2011, it is named for its resemblance of an airport …

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HEALTH

Think Before You Ink: Are Tattoos Safe?

Let’s face it, tattoos have gone from subculture to pop culture. Over 40% of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo. It is hard-pressed to step outside and find someone without ink; making the tattoo industry the sixth fastest-growing retail business in America. With news closer to home, Singapore …

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LIVING

6 Ways Flying Messes With Your Body (And How to Combat Them)?

Whether you are heading for the exotic shores of the Caribbean, making treks on cobblestone streets in Europe or attending a work conference in China, either way you need to fly there. Frequent flyers know that pro-long exposure to low cabin pressure, dry air and sitting in one spot for …

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LIVING

Is Your Home Making You Itch?

Do you wake up with a runny nose, watery eyes, itchy skin and sneezing fits? You could be living with dust mites. And loads of it! No matter how clean your home is, there are always plenty of dust mites everywhere. Dust mites, close relative of ticks and spiders, are …

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