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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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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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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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HEALTH

Skinny Jeans: Worth the Strut?

This is the unusual case of skinny jeans. If the thought of squeezing into a pair of skin tight pants could not only turn a few jaw-dropping heads, but also land you in a hospital…you’re probably right. A few days ago, a 35-year old Australian woman collapsed and was hospitalized …

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HEALTH

Are You Fighting With Your Belly Fat?

Everybody has belly fat, even people with flat abs. Normal belly fat sits under the skin. Problem arises when the fat becomes too much, it expands into a belly bulge that makes your pants and dresses feel extra snug. This excessive abdominal fat – called visceral fat – is nestled …

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs A Tongue Scraper

If you are going to stick your tongue out for a snapshot, you probably want to make sure your tongue is scraped and cleaned. Tongue scrapping has been practiced for many, many years. I remember being little playing with my great grandmother’s tongue scraper – a thin bendy strip of …

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HEALTH

6 Ways To Use Your Plastic Containers Safely

After my feature on How Safe Is Your Plastic Container? and revealing the plastic categorization safety codes, we know that no plastic is equal. While some plastics are coded as safe, the question is actually – how safe? No matter the code, one thing is for certain: we should minimize …

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How Safe Is Your Plastic Container?

Look around your home and take note of how many plastic items surround you. Food containers to water jugs, cling wrap, children’s toys even your microwave cover. Plastic has become a main stay in our lives for its durability, ease of use and convenience. But it is one that comes …

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Gluten: Is It Really So Bad?

In recent years, the gluten-free craze has caught wave as the latest health fad. Even Hollywood celebrities like Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow can’t seem to talk enough about it. For many people, the gluten-free diet is just an evolution and expansion from the previous low-carb trend. You might be …

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6 Dirty Truths About Drinking Bottled Water I Bet You Didn’t Know

In today’s grab-&-go culture, bottled water not only serves as a necessary accessory for jetting between yoga, spin and zumba class paired with the latest Lululemon outfit, it has become the essential icon of a healthy lifestyle. Bottled water is healthy water – at least that’s what marketers tell us. …

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