If you’re a parent who likes to ensure that every night your family has a healthy, homemade meal on the table, then the chances are that you spend a lot of time in the kitchen. The chances also are, that so does the rest of the family - a lot of kids like to help their parents out in the kitchen - which is why it’s crucial that your kitchen is a family-friendly space. With that in mind, below are some tips for making your kitchen that little bit more child-friendly, and more of a family area.

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Technology always manages to find a way to weed itself into our lives one way or another. No matter how technophobic you or a family member might be, there’s no denying that technological advances have improved our lives in many ways. For example, with mobile devices, we’re able to bridge the gap between distant relatives and friends, and we can chat and keep up with them using just a single device that can fit into your hands.

These types of advances have not only made our lives easier, but also safer. Take for instance the tracking devices and safety equipment in cars. There are alarms, airbags for safety, and even warning sensors that will automatically slam the breaks if it detects an imminent crash. One of the most vulnerable places that we stay in is our homes. It’s a large open area that has several points of entry for burglars and intruders alike, but thankfully, technology has been slowly improving the situation at home as well.

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Recovering from an injury is never easy, but for the stay-at-home mum or sole carer, it can be an absolute nightmare. Pain and limited mobility are bad enough to deal with, but it isn’t like you can take a few weeks off to recover. But it is possible; after all, it has to be. If you’re struggling to juggle recovery and childcare, here are a few ideas for getting you through the coming weeks.


My daily commute, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, isn’t all that difficult. All I have to do is get myself out of bed, freshen up, and sit down at my desk to be at work. From there, the bulk of my day is made up of writing about various subjects which are close to my heart, liaising with affiliates now and then, and generally having a great time while I earn! Despite what you may think, your dream of getting paid to blog isn’t outside of your reach. Here are a few helpful pointers for making money as a blogger.
We've all been there!  Someone pops over at Christmas for a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine. Only to turn up at your door laden down with presents for you and yours, that you weren't expecting. Nightmare! Especially if you haven't got them anything in return. But worry not! As there is still a little time left for you to get them something, and you don't even have to think too hard about it either, with our gift guide below.

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Ah, foodies are just the best to buy presents for! This is because you can just about get them anything edible, and they are bound to appreciate it. Particularly great foodie gifts include hampers full of luxury eats that they can enjoy over the festive period such as Christmas cookies and cheeses.

An out of the box type present that any foodie would appreciate is a voucher for a cooking lesson. You can use them for their favorite cuisines like Asian food or cake making. You can even get courses that teach them how to make their own cheese and sausages. How about that for an original, and easy last minute Christmas present?


Most people don't think too much about what they are doing in the kitchen. They just know that there are some hungry family members waiting to be fed, and so get on with what needs doing. But there are actually of a lot of common, unnecessary mistakes that people make when cooking and cleaning. Read on to find out what they are and the best ways of preventing them, so your food looks great and is both delicious and safe.

Not using the correct tool for the jobs
One of the biggest problems that people make in the kitchen is thinking that they can get good results without having the right equipment. Having the right items is essential to getting a good end result. For example, you will need a nonstick pan to be able to make omelet or pancakes, or all you will get at the end is a scrambled up mess.

Likewise, you can't delicately julienne vegetables if all you have is an old blunt knife. That is why it is always worth investing in good quality knives like the ones reviewed at Cut it Fine. Research your choices thoroughly before you invest, and they should last you a lifetime.

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All you do is drag the jobs that you're interested into the panel and join them. On the other hand, The Full Monty V4 template is the most used and effectual template that many folks are using and generally take more to finish one effort. Needless to say, it is possible to try and check out other templates at the same time. With each upgrade, SEnuke constantly releases some new templates which you can work with.

One thing which is new in SEnuke TNG is the Delay job. Together with the last variant, jobs will run endlessly without pause. Now, you might be capable create a pause or wait interval between jobs, this is more natural. It's possible for you to find how many days you would like to stop the job before it begins the next one. This allows getting a strong method of making tactical efforts. Even for those who don't have any experience running this, after going by means of this method, you may get a robust Search Engine Optimization effort.

Besides having the capability to construct links in a similar manner as the initial variants, SEnuke really FOOLS the Google algorithm into establishing your web site to page 1 ranking ... within only a few days.


Merry Xmas!

Have you ever stopped to think why “Christmas” is sometimes shortened to “Xmas?” The “X” is actually the first letter of the word “Christ” when spelled in Greek. The use of “Xmas” was also thought to be an attempt to remove the religious undertones of the holiday.

Xmas, or Christmas, is the season for happiness, togetherness, and celebration. This Christmas is the first for 1-Hour Proofreading, and we couldn’t be happier. We get to work with so many new people on a day-to-day basis, and we’re so glad to be spending the holidays with all of you.


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If you have young children, Christmas can be an even more magical time of year. It’s the chance to spend time together as a family, and enjoy the festive period. The good news is that there are so many things you can do to make sure your kids enjoy Christmas that little bit more. It’s all about giving them the full experience, so they have a memorable time of things.

And, one of the best ways of doing this is to create your own Winter Wonderland at home for the kids. You have to make sure you do as much as possible to give them the perfect Christmassy experience. And, the way to achieve this is to ensure that you put these ideas into practice right away.
The glass is a fantastic material. Using it in a home can give it a modern edge, ironic when you consider that glass is one of the oldest materials known to man.
If you want to introduce not only a modern streak but the wow factor too, read on to find out fantastic ideas with glass. With fixings and glass clips at the ready, these ideas of how to use glass will make a big difference to your home.

These ideas, from small changes to big ones, will change your home from the ordinary to the extraordinary…


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If you’ve been a little bit frivolous with your money this year, you might already be thinking of becoming slightly more frugal in the future. If that’s the case, why not make it a commitment for 2017? Instead of setting resolutions that you struggle to stick to, just say to yourself that you’re going to do this one thing and see how you get on.

Saving money or being more economical doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can be fun and a lot easier than you think. Here are a few simple ways that you can be a bit more frugal over the next twelve months.


With all the advice on the internet about starting a blog, usually through the medium of blogs, you may know all that you need to know when it comes to having the most optimum of content. After all, having a blog is an excellent way to communicate your thoughts and feelings on a much larger platform than your friend's network. But do you know how you can physically get the thing up onto your screen (hint: it doesn’t involve glue)? Here is how you do it, simply, and effectively.



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Christmas is a wonderful time of year. It’s all about celebrations, family and coming together. We know that the real message is not about money and commerce. However, there’s no escaping that it’s an expensive time, especially if you have kids and a large family.

Christmas can be stressful, in terms of making sure everyone receives a gift they like, getting everything completed on time and stretching your finances to breaking point. That lull after Christmas and New Year can be even more stressful. You’ve spent more than you can afford and you have until the end of January before you’re paid again. What can you do to raise a little short-term cash to tide you over and take the edge off the after-Christmas blues?


If you think about it, the bedroom is one of the most important places in your home. You need it to be a relaxing and comfortable area where you can get a good night’s rest. Or, just sit back in bed with a good book. Maybe flick on the TV and watch some shows before a late night snooze? Perhaps lately though your bedroom has seemed a little dull and dreary. Here are a few fantastic ways to spruce it up and make it look like a place that you love once more.


A lot of people think that the effects of cold temperatures are really noticeable. It gets cold, so you get cold, so turn on the heating and put on a jumper. Right? Isn’t that it? Actually, the dropping temperatures that come with winter can create more complex problems than you might think.

We’re going to be taking a quick look at some of the challenges that can occur when winter begins to attack your home. The problems aren’t as immediate as directly feeling that winter chill. They may even take a few months to become noticeable. But in the long run, these problems can cause severe damage.


Where do we begin when it comes to schooling our children on the topic of eating healthily? Is it when they’re in preschool? Or is it when they are a lot older and wiser to make their own choices? Research shows that 30 percent of American preschoolers don’t eat one single vegetable, opting to start on tots or fries instead of carrot sticks. So where does the blame go? Is it the school for not putting on healthy meals? Is it the World Health Organization? Or is it us, the parents? While blame can be attributed to all three, I am going to focus on what we can do, as parents. The 1,000 Days organization is hoping to improve the nutrition of our children through the most crucial period of our children’s health, from pregnancy to their second birthday, the first 1000 days.


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Do you have a holiday wishlist? You might be wondering how to look fierce and sexy so here comes a holiday gift guide just for you.

Burning Bright This Festival of Lights

They say the hottest flame burns blue and white, so use these blue or silver pieces to make his blood boil this Festival of Lights. Click any image below to find an array of sizes to light anyone's spark.


Having an outdoor space to enjoy at home is a desire for many people. While taking a walk or going to the park is fun, sometimes you want to relax at home. A substantial outdoor space can give you somewhere to sit, eat and drink, and have fun. However, some people may worry about their outdoor space being overlooked. You don't want anyone looking into your garden, especially if you like using it to sunbathe. A private outdoor space gives you all the benefits of a relaxing garden, with no one looking in. If you always have longer for one, here's how you can create one.
You would be surprised how many people are growing up to be unfit. In fact, one in three kids is now overweight in the USA. And these children can often go on to be obese adults. But this can all be stopped if you ensure they are eating a healthy diet and are getting enough exercise when they are little. However, it can be a challenge in the modern world when kids just want to spend all their time on tablets or in front of the television. Therefore, here are 11 simple ways to ensure your children are getting enough exercise in their life.

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I have been wondering what would I look if I will wear colorful wigs. I envy those who's rocking their long, shiny and wavy wig like Beyonce. What about you? Have you ever tried wearing wigs before? For those who's wondering the purpose of wearing a wig, then let me tell you. A wig is a head covering that can be made from hair from human, animals or it can be a synthetic fiber. It is a 'fake hair' that you put on your head. But why do women or even men wear a wig? Some wear a wig to cover up their baldness and boost the confidence of a person wearing them. It could also be worn to have a versatile look without compromising their natural hair. I, for example, wants to have a different kind of hairstyle according to my mood but it's costly and impossible to have a different kind of hair color, length and style in just a short period. Hair can't be cut and grown back long in just a day or a week. Some actors wear wigs to portray their character. 


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I think we would all agree that being a mom or a dad can be incredibly stressful. Mostly, you’ll be juggling three different roles in life at once. You will be aiming to succeed at work and elevate your career. At the same time, you want to make sure that your kids grow up that the right way. You need to be there when they need you and make sure they feel loved. On top of that, you need to consider your own private life too. Don’t forget you’re not just a mom, or a wife, or a working gal, you’re a woman. You need to have some time to spend on yourself to be happy. So, I guess the question here is can moms really have it all? The answer, I think you’ll find, is yes. But, this will only work if you are ready to deal with stress and eliminate it from your life.

Stress comes in many shapes and forms I find. There are also lots of different causes. If your kid fails a class in school, you’re going to be stressed. Was it your fault? Could you have helped him out more with that homework? A stressful workday could cause stress. Was your boss fair when they gave you that assignment with such a short deadline? What if you can’t get it done in time? You can even get stressed about trying to relax? I must book that holiday, I need to make sure that I raise enough money to go to…
You’ve made it out of your teen years and are looking forward to life as an adult. But then plenty of us still suffer from acne. How is that even fair? You think you’d have left that behind as a teenager, but that isn’t always the case. Though it is annoying and awkward, many people suffer from adult acne. So if you are looking for ways to deal with it, you’re in the right place. Read on, and your skin will be looking better in no time.

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How do you go to work every day? Do you use your car or ride in public transportation? If you are living in the Metro, you'll probably experience the hassle of traffic every day. You must be one of the many people who hates traffic right? I feel you. Bad traffic jam is a typical site in the cities particularly in places where the shopping malls exist. 

Each year, we experience billions of losses to our economy due to traffic congestions, especially in Metro Manila. And the losses could have been used to build infrastructures like hospitals, school buildings perhaps we could have bought different types of equipment for the betterment of the Filipino lives. But why do we have traffic in the first place? What could be the causes of this situation in which our streets are completely congested? 

As the population increases, there will be more commuters and cars in the streets. Excessive numbers of vehicles are the primary factors that cause traffic congestions. Typical public transportation used by passengers are buses and jeepneys who occupies more road spaces that worsen the traffic. Some car owners take their cars even in just a short distance of travel just to show they have one. So what can you expect from these? Traffic jams can affect the productivity of an employee who commutes because they tend to arrive late at work that and gives them stress. You'll end up losing your personal time because of the long-time travel on the road. 
It’s never easy coping with change. But the changes that completely change your life are the ones that are the hardest to come to terms with. Accidents and ill health can be devastating physically and emotionally. How you manage your life after these changes could make a significant difference to how well you cope.

Living with a disability, even a temporary one, can take a lot of adjustment. You will probably need a lot of support and help at first. After years of independence, this might be the one change that knocks you the most. Some of us struggle to ask for help. Don’t let your pride get in the way. Loved ones and friends will be desperate to do something to make life easier for you. It will be beneficial to all of you to accept.

There may be a lot of physical discomfort and pain to deal with. There are many ways to help you cope with pain. You can borrow or buy a TENS machine, visit a special therapist, or take medication. Many people that live with chronic pain tend to need a few different approaches in combination to make it tolerable. The choices you make may have other repercussions, so it’s worth researching your options.

While your body may have gone through some tough changes, don’t neglect your mental or emotional health. You’re allowed to feel angry and sad about such enormous changes in life. You may feel like you need to do something about it to help you get to grips with what has occurred. This is natural. Sometimes it’s worth speaking to a disability attorney who can help you with your next course of action.


The Philippines has always been lagging in a lot of things. Fashion, infrastructure, and medicinal breakthrough. It is the main reason why a lot of rich people go abroad to have their pains and illness taken cared of. We don’t have the latest technology nor do we have an advanced know-how on what works and what doesn’t.

Dr. Ronald Samaniego realized this predicament and decided after over a decade of gaining experience and knowledge in Seattle that the Philippines is where he wants to practice what he has mastered when it comes to physical therapy. He is a doctor of physical therapy who has over ten years of experience. He also went through one of the most painful things that can happen to your muscle which is an ACL and so he knows what it is like to be on the other side of the fence.
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This is why Active Life Chicago PT was put up. Dr. Ronald Samaniego believes that even when you are going through physical therapy, one can maintain an active lifestyle. He encourages movement and not just letting your muscles rot. He also believes that with the right program, almost anyone can recover from pain and bring back muscles that may have atrophied.
Colgate-Palmolive Philippines celebrates 90 years of operations in the country, providing generations of Filipinos with quality brands for oral care, personal care and home care such as Colgate, Palmolive, Tender Care, Gard, Axion, and Ajax.

The Palmolive Company Philippines was established in 1926 with an office in the Binondo district of Manila with just five employees. Products sold during those days included Pompeia cosmetics, Octagon laundry powder, and Crystal White Laundry bar.

It merged with Peet Brothers the following year and with Colgate Company in 1928. Popular products such as Colgate Ribbon Dental cream and Cashmere Bouquet toiletries were added to the product range along with Palmolive soaps, pushing accelerated growth for the next few years. Products at that time were delivered to stores by carabao or horse-drawn carts.

In 1941, during World War II, invading soldiers sealed the office and looted the warehouse. Loyal employees were instructed by their imprisoned manager to preserve company records. Two employees managed to enter the office but couldn't escape with the ledgers.

They ended up manually copying all entries, word for word, for over a week. With records intact, the company was able to collect all receivables from insurance after the war and resume business.

Soon after, Ajax powder cleanser was introduced to the market and, in 1949. The company was incorporated as Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc.

While the company may have begun by importing products from the US, growing demand for its brands prompted it to inaugurate a manufacturing plant in Makati in 1951 and to establish a provincial warehouse in Cebu in 1959.


It’s crazy to think that we are reaching the end of another year. Has 2016 been a good year for you? If not, hopefully, 2017 will be your year! As we approach the end of the year, it’s time to get things in order. After all, winter provides an excellent opportunity to get things sorted so that everything is in place for next year. That way, we can have the best year yet! Therefore, here are some top things families need to sort now so that they are ready for the new year!


At this time, many people have been looking for ways to earn money aside from having been employed by a company or having their own business. The cost of the commodities is getting higher and higher as the time pass. For students, housekeepers, and unemployed people, working online is one of their solutions to make a living. There are lots of opportunities online, but you also need to exert time and effort to look for them. You could earn by being a virtual assistant, a freelancer or a blogger. But have you heard about being an affiliate and how you can earn from it? 

Affiliate program is a marketing program where merchants or advertisers recruits people who own a website to place banner ads, text links and other advertising materials where webmasters can earn commissions once a customer purchase products through the affiliate link. One popular affiliate program is the Gearbest in-house affiliate program. What is Gearbest and how can you benefit from them? How can you make money from your blog traffic? 

Gearbest is an online shopping platform in six languages that sell electronic gadgets, cell phones, toys, home products and even different kind of apparels for men, women, and kids. They have over 500, 000 products that come from 7 local warehouses. 


In the past, the medicine is used to be one of the most popular career paths for making money. If you watch medical dramas, you could be persuaded into thinking this is still true. After all, Derek Shepherd, world famous neurosurgeon makes millions a year. But that’s not how things work in reality.  If you work in medicine, in fact, you’ll typically be operating in the public sector. Here, income levels are controlled, and even top doctors don’t make more than the average physician. You only have one option if you want to be rolling in money working in the medical field. You have to set up your practice. So, where do we begin with this idea?

First, Funding

This year's Black Friday is just around the corner. There is nothing better, for all the fashionistas out there, than to buy designer pieces for a lower price. You need to start making your
shopping list and get ready to go in action. If you are looking for great deals on designer bags check some of these places. They have great sales every year, so the predictions are that will be the case this year too.


President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards

Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards.  Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.

Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.


Photography is an artistic passion that many people hold. Most of us take photos often of various things in our lives. However, there are some individuals who take a more artistic approach to photography. These people often want to try and make money from their talent, even though it can be hard. If you are one of those people, you may be wondering where you can start. It's not easy to make money from any art, especially photography. However, it is possible if you're willing to try. If you want to be a photographer with a steady income, you should have a look at some of the options below.


Students, mothers and even working women are now looking for alternatives to wearing clothes that are fashionable yet affordable. Now that commodity prices are rapidly increasing we need to be wise. But being thrifty doesn't mean you don't need to be in "trend" or look good with your clothes. Thankfully, most of us can now access the internet, and there is a retail company that sells products online. 

StyleWe is an online platform that features works of independent designers. They sell trendy clothing pieces in different styles, colors, and sizes. Aside from apparels, they also offer bags and other accessories. I have been searching for a dress I could wear for the coming holidays, and the two piece dresses caught my attention while browsing their page. Products are made with great fabric, fabulously done to be worn on special occasions.  Below are just some of the dresses that I wish to have in my wardrobe soon.