We know that there are sometimes that you absolutely need money but all the doors are closed off to you. You can’t work another job. You can’t extend your already-stretched credit. It feels like the bills are coming in faster and the walls are closing in. However, you are rarely truly out of options. Even the worst options can have a silver lining. Here’s what to consider.


The two most common illnesses that kids suffer from are the common cold and stomach bugs. These both can spread like wildfire and will soon see their siblings, and you and your other half is suffering from the disease too. It’s hard to prevent your little one from picking up the illnesses at school and when you are all out and about. But there are some things you can be doing to try and prevent your child from getting ill this year. Here are some surprising tips for moms to ensure their kids avoid illness.

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You don’t want your living room to look good for a couple of months or a year. You want it to look great for a long time to come. None of us has the time, money or energy to be redecorating the home with regularity. It’s something that’s simply not very realistic. So, here are some design tips that will help you to achieve that perfect timeless quality in your living room’s design.

Combine Simple Modern Items with Older Pieces
There is nothing wrong with added modern items to your living room. It’s all about making those modern items and touches blend in with the older pieces that you also have. For example, a modern sofa and some contemporary chairs can look magnificent when put in a living room with floorboards. The stripped floorboards give the room a classic and timeless feeling, while the sofa and chairs help to bring something fresh and new. It’s a big balancing act, but when you get it right it tends to create a very impressive effect, so give it a try. And if you want to strip the floorboards, go to www.littlehouseonthecorner.com.


Teaching your kids to be good digital citizens is one fundamental aspect of contemporary parenting. There are many ways to achieve that and mobile phone monitoring is one of them.

Internet is an amazing place for learning, but like the real world we live in, it too can pose dangers and risks, if left to its own without precautions and safety measures. Providing free access to internet to kids can put their personal data and privacy at risk.

So before you opt for mobile monitoring apps, there are a few resources you should look at to achieve better results.


MANILA, PHILIPPINES   “You can learn how to become a Financially World Class Company by making your finances simple and getting your management team focused on the right measures”, said Mr. Andrew Stotz, Ph.D., CFA. 

And, this is exactly what he is going to impart in his inaugural seminar-workshop entitled “Make Your Company Financially World Class” happening this September 28-29, 2016 at the Holiday Inn Manila Galleria powered by The Society Events in partnership with ADFIAP and ThinkTank Global Branding.

From his two decades as a financial analyst and business owner, Andrew created a simple, easy-to-understand, comprehensive way to get any management team focused on the financial measures that matter.  Using the same system, you can make your company financially world class.

Who should attend this two-day seminar-workshop? 
•              Entrepreneurs looking for ways to beat large, established competitors
•              CEOs, CXOs, CFOs, MDs and Senior Management
•              Highly competitive management team members
•              New managers who are looking for new ways to be more effective
•              Advisors and coaches to senior management
The seminar is broken into four parts and all materials will be provided.  Participants will need to provide financial data on their companies prior to the event and will work through their own plan of action to take away from the seminar. 

And, the most awesome deal is each participant will get a 30-minute follow up Skype call with Andrew after the seminar to help the participant to continue to implement what they have learned.

Mr. Andrew Stotz, PhD, CFA is an award-winning financial analyst with twenty years of experience at various investment banks. He is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, an independent research firm which helps companies improve their financial performance; and individuals and institutions grow their wealth. He has been a university lecturer throughout his career, and earned his PhD (Finance) from the University of Science and Technology of China. Andrew co-founded CoffeeWORKS Co. Ltd., Thailand’s leading specialty coffee roaster and has authored two books: You Won’t Get Rich in the Stock Market… Until You Change the Way You Think about It and Transform your Business with Dr. Deming’s 14 Points. He currently serves as the President of CFA Society Thailand and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2001.

Register now until September 16 to enjoy a Php5,000 discount!  To register online for the seminar-worksho, please go to http://dsocietyevents.wixsite.com/mysite/events.  For inquiries, please free to send an email to events@andrewstotz.com or a message to 09178419571. 

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Parents often worry about going on vacation with their kids. The vacation itself isn’t the problem; it’s the journey that strikes fear into the heart of parents! We’ve all been on a train or a plane where there has been a screaming baby. And I’m sure we’re all scared that the baby will one day be ours! However, there are some ways you can make the journey much easier for you and your young children. Here are some ways how you can keep the stress down to a minimum.


I love online shopping ever since I got earnings from my online gigs. I got Paypal payments which I mostly use to shop online. I am very much thankful that finally there's an online platform in the Philippines where I could earn cashbacks from whatever I purchase from different merchants online.

Shopping online is very much convenient to me because I can choose and buy products with just the tip of my hands. Although there had been issues with the items sometimes, I still prefer shopping online than go shopping at the mall. 

What is Shopback and how does it work? Shopback is an e-commerce startup based from Singapore that helps you get the best deals, biggest discounts and provides cash back reward program which is affiliated to over 300 merchants including Zalora, Lazada, Takatack, Sephora, Gearbest, Agoda, FoodPanda and more. It's the number 1 online rebate site in the Philippines. The percentage of cash back depends on the offer of the individual online retailer. 


When you become a parent for the first time, you are very excited but at the same time, a bit worried because you have now a big responsibility on your shoulders.

You are worried if you'll be able to grow your baby like the way you want. You start having hundreds of questions in your head, thinking what is the right way to do it.
You have questions about almost everything, starting from baby gear to room temperature.

One of the most common question you will ask yourself every night is about sleeping position. You will be worried if you put your baby to sleep in the best sleeping position.

With babies being so sensitive, the sleeping position can have a big impact on your baby's development process.

So, I am going to show you the Most Recommended Sleeping Position for Your Baby.

It's time to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! Transform your looks in a powerful way through cosmetic and lifestyle procedures. It’s a leap of faith that celebrities take all the time. Celebrities are no different from you and I. Expect they embrace experimentation and use the latest in makeup, cosmetic procedures, and fitness to get that Hot Hollywood Look. Here’s a peek at some of the ways the A-List lead a beautiful life.

Cosmetic Dentistry
One of the most incredible transforms you can make to your face is to opt for cosmetic dentistry. If you are not happy with the shape or color of your teeth, it’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to get that dazzling Hollywood smile. Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus and Catherine Zeta-Jones are just a few of the A-Listers who have gone down this route. The majority of stars get veneers to lengthen and even out their teeth. Veneers also ensure a pearly white smile for the cameras. You can easily get a little smile surgery and achieve that megawatt smile too. Whether you are looking to cover chips or broken teeth or better alignment, veneers are a fantastic way to solve your dentistry dilemmas. A veneer is a beautiful layer of porcelain that covers the whole of the front of your tooth. Veneers can be used to reshape and even out your teeth. They can also be made to your chosen shade of white, so go super sparkly for that famed Hollywood look. The procedure involves a local anesthetic. Your dentist will remove a small bit of enamel from your own tooth and then bond the veneer to your remaining tooth. This means the veneers won’t stick out. Veneers make your teeth look healthy, even and entirely natural. Veneers are sculpted individually to each of your own teeth, creating the most beautiful of smiles. They can cost anything from between $5,000 to $20,000 depending how many you require and where you go. Do your research and go somewhere based on personal recommendations. We guarantee you’ll be smiling the Hollywood way from ear to ear.



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All expectant parents want to create a beautiful nursery before their baby arrives. From choosing a theme to picking colors, it’s a task that adds to the excitement of your child’s birth. However, even though they are excited to get started, many women are anxious about decorating when pregnant. It’s no secret that some aspects of decorating can be hazardous to pregnant women. But with the right preparation beforehand, it doesn’t have to be a cause for concern. So if you’re nervous about decorating your home before your baby arrives, here are some tips that could make you feel more at ease.


Wildlife in your garden can be magical but there’s nothing nicer than spotting bees pollinating flowers, beautiful birds, bumbling hedgehogs, frogs, and butterflies. But while many of the creatures that come into your garden are beneficial (and we should do all we can to make homes for them in our outside space) there are animals and insects that we should actively try and prevent. These can cause damage to plants, buildings and in some cases even pose a health hazard. So what kind of wildlife should we be attracting into our gardens, and what are the pests that we need to avoid?



Love Pokemon hunting but can't get out of your house because of the heavy rain? Visit any participating Ayala Malls near you and join the Pokemon Go Lure Drop Party to be held at Greenbelt, Glorietta, UP Town, Market! Market!, and Trinoma from August 12-14  (11am-2pm) and (4pm-7pm)

You can get the chance to win as much as 5,000 Pokecoins. Yes! It's true.  If you could *catch 10 Pokemons in 10 minutes you can win 100 Pokecoins in-game credits. While *10 lucky trainers who complete the interactive booths at the Pokemon Hangout can win 5,200 Pokecoins. Wow!! Isn't it exciting?

There's also charging stations so you could have the best PokemonGo hunting experience.

Wait!!! There's more...

If you are a Globe Prepaid subscribers, you can try Pokemon Go for seven days FREE. You need to download Globe Switch App (OPEN ONLY FOR ANDROID USERS). 
Starting August 20, enjoy FREE 1-month access to ‪#‎GlobePokemonGo‬ via‪#‎GlobeSwitch‬glbe.co/Globe-Switch


Let’s be honest about it; we all like to think that our family homes are second to none when it comes to safety and security. We like to think that our homes provide our kids with a safe space to be, somewhere that no matter what is safe and secure. However, the truth is, a lot of family homes are substandard when it comes to security and safety. You may not think it, but your home could be among them.



 When you live in a big city, there is sometimes the expectation that your home will have at least some principles of interior design being applied indoors—even if you live in a small studio apartment. Not everyone who lives in a city has the time, or the skillset, to make their interiors pop with the kind of flair and aesthetic that professional designers provide.
Since Ahdoot specializes in Oriental rugs, we figured this was a great opportunity for us to share our insights on decorating with various types of rugs around the home. While we can’t necessarily give your home a complete makeover, we can provide assistance on how to make your handmade carpets shine, no matter what room you decide to put them in.
With this in mind, here are a few interior design tips you can use when you’re searching for the perfect way to highlight your Oriental rug.

Put Your Rug Front and Center
People often spend lots of time selecting furniture and accessories for their home, pairing both patterns and color to get the ultimate visual effect. However, if you build a great foundation and dominant themes to work from, such as an Oriental rug in the center your living room or kitchen, everything else tends to come together quite nicely.
Many designers would suggest purchasing your rug first before deciding on the room’s other elements—and we at Ahdoot fully agree. The reason for this is so you can make a better assessment of the paints, patterns, and materials that will complement your rug and let it become the soul of your living space. When the colors in your couch, lamps, and tables harmonize with the bolder colors in your rug, it not only connects them visually with the rug at the center of the room but keeps the room’s energy directed there as well.
Get a Family-Friendly Rug
If your home doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic, you can probably get away with having a rug built from silk or other fine material. For people who have kids, pets or lots of guests over to their home, however, having a handmade rug made from wool and featuring a darker palette is probably the better option.
Not only is an Oriental rug easier to clean when it’s made from wool, but the material can withstand lots of foot traffic when compared to rugs that are produced with other kinds of textiles. Additionally, if your lifestyle is especially social or you and your family spend a lot of time at home, you might also consider acquiring a rug with a more intricate pattern that will hide spots and spills between professional cleanings.

Be Edgy or Traditional, It’s Your Choice
Decorating with Oriental rugs is becoming a new interior design trend, particularly among millennials. The reason for this is a handmade rug’s flexibility when it comes to either supporting or building a room’s aesthetic.
At Ahdoot, we often suggest purchasing a rug that’s complementary to your tastes, but still makes a statement about your room and your personality. This can be translated as having a traditional room tied together with a rug featuring strong colors and eclectic patterns, or offsetting a room’s modern décor with a subtle addition that combines a traditional look with a contemporary setting.


Alam niyo po ba na ang Ampalaya ay kabilang sa sampung halamang gamot na itinataguyod ng Philippine Department of Health na mabisa sa pagpapanatili ng lebel ng ating blood sugar.

Ngayong darating na August 11, 2016, makakapanayam po natin si Dr.Emil Aligui, Medical Consultant ng Natural Quality Corporation sa ating programang Baranggay Simbayanan ng 9:40-9:50 ng umaga sa Veritas 846.

Ang Natural Quality Corporation ay ang kumpanyang gumagawa at nagtitinda ng Ampalaya Plus. Isang natural dietary food supplement na tumutulong sa pagpapanatili ng ating blood sugar level.
Ibabahagi po saatin ni Dr.Emil Aligui, Medical Consultant of Natural Quality, ang mga benepisyo ng pagsasama ng ampalaya sa ating pang araw-araw na diyeta.

Para po sa mga karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa mga benepisyo ng Ampalaya plus, panoorin niyo po ang video testimonial sa ibaba.


Do you love shopping online? Or perhaps the question should be..Have you tried shopping at any Online Fashion Shop

Just like me, you may be skeptical when it comes to buying online because of the security of payment (when using a  credit or debit card) and other issues like damage/defects of the product. But the good thing about shopping online is that you could have easy access to different items at the convenience of your home or your mobile phone. You could buy anywhere you are as long as you have the access to the internet. Plus there are tons of sale items. Yay!

Same as any other online store in the Philippines, Goods.ph offers a wide variety of products at a very low price. You could find Mobile and Tablets, Fashion, Health & Beauty products, Consumer Electronics, Appliances, Home and Living as well as Movies, Books, and Music instruments/materials. Items vary in different colors and prices. 


Do you monitor your kid's diet? Do you give him/her a proper balance diet? Are you sure you're giving him/her the right amount of nutrients he/she needs? 

For busy moms, sometimes we don't have much time to cook a balanced meal and tend to give our children a ready-to-cook meal, processed foods, fast foods or any convenience food which will not take much of our time preparing. Sometimes our child could be picky and doesn't want to eat vegetables or fruits. That's why pediatricians and doctors recommend that our children should also take multivitamins/supplements.


Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran were just 15 years old when they met during treatment for anorexia nervosa. After battling the illness for several years, both helped each other reach full recovery and knew they wanted to help others do the same. 

In the spring of 2008, Rosenman and Saffran founded Project HEAL. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is dedicated to raising money for people with eating disorders unable to afford lifesaving treatment because of insufficient insurance coverage, which can run upwards of $30,000 a month. 

Since its launch, Project HEAL has sent 52 applicants to treatment through its grant program, opened over 40 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, and developed partnerships with 16 recognized eating disorder treatment centers across the United States. 

Project HEAL, along with its founders Rosenman and Saffran, aim to show those suffering that there is hope, and full recovery is possible. The nonprofit also serves as a platform for building self-esteem, positive body image, and self-love, with both Rosenman and Saffran serving as mentors and striving to inspire others to live life to the fullest. 

Eating disorders are serious illnesses that affect up to 24 million Americans. They have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness, and as many as 1 in 10 who suffer will die. Full recovery is possible, but not without highly specialized treatment that attends to the psychological, emotional, and physiological ramifications of the disease. 

For a tax-deductible donation of any amount, visit http://theprojectheal.org/add-your-support/


Your home is your palace, which is why you strive to feel as safe as possible in it. But what happens when disaster strikes? What do you do to solve the problems? It is why when you are not prepared for things like this, disaster can strike. But relax. The best thing you can do in these situations is remained calm and look for the quick fixes and resolutions to the problems. With that in mind, here are some of the things that could go wrong with a few tips on what to do.


Making some changes to the home are a great idea. They can make such a difference and breath new life into the home. Importantly, they can add value to the home. I think that is pretty much music to any homeowners ears! You can spend a lot of money making changes and improvements to your home. You need to make sure that that will be worth doing, though. Some things can be done yourself too. A lot of the cost when it comes to home improvements is the cost of labor. So if you can do the work, it will make the return much more worthwhile for you. So here are some top suggestions of things that can help to add value to the home.