Meditation is something that is often misunderstood. People view it as a bit of an odd hippy practice that just involves sitting cross-legged on the floor with your eyes closed for a bit but it’s so much more than that. Meditation is a way for you to clear your head of all of those messy thoughts and organize your mind. It can help you to put things in perspective and truly understand yourself as a person. People that practice meditation will tell you that it has a profound impact on their lives and makes them a generally happier person. These are just some of the positive and unexpected effects of meditation.

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It Makes You Happier

The things that make us unhappy in life are often illogical; we let stresses and anxieties about the small things build up and it can lead to a lot of bad feelings. When you meditate, you can clear out all of those nagging voices in your head and put things into perspective, which helps you to be rational about the things that are getting you down and live a much happier life. Switching off for a while is a great stress reliever which does you no end of good because extreme stress levels are one of the most common things that make people unhappy.


It has been more than 20 years now that we have moved away from the 90s’, but it seems nearly impossible to stay away from the amazing trends that it has left behind.

Let us tell you, the 90s’ era was all about graphic colours, patterns and neutral Japanese-inspired spaces, which have paved way for various “oh-so-innovative” home decors.

Here, we have summed up a list of the 90s’ trends that one cannot afford to miss in this modern world. So, feel a little nostalgic and relive these amazing interior design trends that set the stage for modern world.

1.      Geometric Tone
This late 80s’ carryover trend is still followed by majority of population. The edgy geometric-printed rugs, wallpaper, bedding and even throw pillows have dominated the home decor trend for over a decade.

People still can’t get over this vibrant trend and you can easily find bold accent pieces like a geometric bookshelf or wall pattern in one’s house.


There are some style “rules” that you’ve probably already heard quite a lot, some of the most common beings that you shouldn’t wear miniskirts over 40, or you shouldn’t opt for anything sleeveless once you’ve passed 50. However, while there may be a lot of people who still abide by such age-related dictations, we’re here to question what the term “age appropriate” really means and to dispel some of the assumptions about how you should treat fashion as you age.


Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch.

The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brands with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.


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No matter what stage you are in, there will always be hundreds of people and authorities ready to evaluate and judge your business. You need a thorough report card of your venture in order to be well-versed with it, and there is no better entity than yourself to make this evaluation.

What Is SWOT Analysis?
SWOT analysis is a wholesome evaluation of your business enterprise. The word SWOT itself stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats respectively.

A complete SWOT analysis of your business would therefore give you a decent overlook of the current position as well as the future aspects of your business.

Though any time is appropriate for your business to go through a SWOT analysis, it is advisable to do one before officially starting your venture. Before you put money in to bring your ideas to life, it is always good to look at your organisation from a neutral perspective.

Pets have long been crucial to human existence. Be it for emotional support, for tackling loneliness or for making them a family member; just the word pet brings people a range of emotions. Sadly, many people fail to experience what it’s like to own a pet. What’s even worse is that every year thousands of these lovely animals succumb to lack of care. Given this, it is one of the best decisions you take when you think of owning a pet. In fact, having a pet is a gift that you give yourself. There are lots of bonuses that come with this gift. Here are some ways in which a pet brings happiness to a family.


It’s no secret that babies cry, a lot. They’ll keep you up all night in the first couple of months and it feels like whatever you do, you can’t stop them from crying. But the thing to remember is that there is always a reason for their crying, which means that you can stop them if you do the right things. If you know all of the possible reasons that a baby might be crying, you know exactly what to try which could make them stop. Obviously, you’ll try all of the normal stuff like changing their diaper, feeding them or putting them down for a nap, but those are only some of the reasons that they might be crying a lot. If you think you’ve tried everything already, have you considered these things?

Stomach Problems

If you find that your baby is often crying a lot right after they’ve been fed, it might be a sign that they’ve got some tummy problems, usually excess gas. There are some over the counter remedies that you can get to solve this problem, usually made from sodium bicarbonate and herbs. They should be fine but, like anything else, it’s worth checking with your doctor before you start giving them to your baby. You can also try putting them on their back, pushing their knees up slightly and rocking them gently, they’ll soon release that gas and they should stop crying. If they’re wearing pants with an elasticated waistband, that can sometimes put pressure on their belly and make the pains they experience from gas a lot worse so it’s worth changing them into something a little looser.


Long haircuts for fine hair? Fine or thin hair used to be a curse as one of the few ways to wear thinner tresses was in a shorter hairstyle but thanks to modern hair techniques and trendy new styles, we can kiss those days’ goodbye!

Fine hair is no longer a burden. With a cute haircut and some styling tips, you can totally rock your fine locks. All you need is the right haircut and some layers and you can flaunt your gorgeous hair of any texture.

Even just a few years ago, hairstylist would recommend shoulder-length and shorter cuts for those with thin or fine hair. But those days are long gone. You don't have to have thick hair to wear your hair long and free. Simply add some long layers to your thinner hair and you’re all set!

Long layers can really lift a lot of weight off of your hair, making it feel so much lighter and healthier! Your hair will have more sheen, volume and a ton of movement with the simple addition of some long layers!

And better yet, if you add some color to your hair, you can take it up another level. Soft and subtle balayage tones are great for those with thin hair who want a sophisticated, mature look for their professional life. However, highlights, lowlights or balayage tones add depth and dimension that can soften any look. For those who want a more edgy vibe, ombre shades are a great way to add dimension to your fine hair! From subtle fades to brilliant bursts of color, the options for ombre hair are endless!


Wrinkles and skin imperfections can add years to your perceived age. With that in mind, many women spend a fortune and work hard to ensure they maintain a perfect complexion. However, in most instances, there is no need to break the bank or invest in luxury products made on the other side of the world. The vast majority of women reading this post just need to take some of the steps listed below. While you might want to tailor these ideas based on your circumstances and requirements, they should create positive outcomes in a matter of weeks. So, you can kiss those wrinkles and imperfections goodbye.

Just taking something you see on a manikin in a shop window and wearing it as is, is not what a true fashionista does. There is no personal style if you are just copying the latest trends with disregard to your body shape, hair color, and even skin tone. A true fashion lover knows how to take the latest styles and make them their own, with the right combos an accessories.

And If you need a bit of help getting there, here are some great tips on how to personalize your fashion statements.

If you’re someone that has always wanted to push their income and enjoy a little more freedom when it comes to working, then you may be looking for answers. You head to work and you do your job, but you know it’s not something that you really want to be doing. At the same time, you know that the money you’re making isn’t quite where you want it to be. You’ve heard lots of positive things about being self-employed and making a range of income streams this way. But you know nothing about business, so you’re not really sure how you’re going to go about this. Well, you’re about it. It may seem impossible to start a business when you’re not experienced, but it isn’t. Here are five options that can help to get you started.


The average US Household spends around $63000 a year. Around $16000 of this is housing costs, such as rent or mortgage, maintenance costs, and utilities. Just over $5000 is spent on debt. The average household with a credit card owes $15654, but the average worker's income is only $44564. Admittedly, if you live in a couple, the pressures can be eased, but if your outgoings are above average, or your income is below average, as they often are for families with young children, things can be a struggle.

When your income and expenditure amounts are similar, there is often only one place to turn. Further debt. Getting into debt is impossibly easy, as countless banks and private loan companies are offering everything, to everyone, all of the time. Even those with poor credit can take out a payday loan at the drop of a hat. Then, once you are in debt, your credit rating has dropped, and you’ve got further expenses hanging over your head. Even worse if your credit hasn’t come from a respected provider and you are faced with an extortionately high level of interest. This more often than not leads to further debts.


Whilst you might have big dreams for your business and its reputation in the market, the goal of making a profit is the driving force behind any company. You might already have reasonable sales figures, but perhaps you’re looking to expand your empire. You want your small business to grow into a corporation that’s as successful as the big brands in your industry. Here are some business improvements you could make to increase your profits.


An HVAC technician is a specialized trader that needs training and certification in heating, ventilation and air conditioning. This is essential in houses, schools, and workplaces, especially in warm places, and therefore there will always be a need for those with the right training. If this seems like something you would be interested in, find out why HVAC is a good industry to work in.

Good Salary

As a qualified HVAC technician, you are looking at an above average salary due to the nature and training of your job. As an HVAC technician, you can be looking at earning around $20.32 an hour, possibly more depending on if you are working for a private or public-sector company and what region you work in. Those working in the West and Northeast were reported to be earning the best HVAC salary.


As a fully trained HVAC technician, you could look at being self-employed, especially if you are thinking about working fewer hours to spend more time with your family. Being self-employed has many perks, such as choosing who you work for, choosing your own hours that fit around the client and yourself and being able to have to time off without having to go through the procedure of asking for it. If becoming a self-employed HVAC technician sounds like something you’d be interested in, visit best-hvactraining.com for the top HVAC training schools.
When you’re a huge lover of home decor, you may find that you soon run out of rooms to style. As a self-starter and someone that just wants to get things done, you’ve probably been around the entire house and transformed each room into a stunning showroom worthy space. And that can be incredibly satisfying. But, then when you make a life-changing decision such as setting up your own business or working from home, you may feel as if you’re going to have to rejig all of your hard work. But, you don’t! Just look down! That boring old basement that you never use is the perfect place to build your stylish home office in. So let’s get rid of the stuff you’re storing in it and get to work!


At the office, there’s always this one go-to person. There’s always a guy or a gal who everyone likes, who the boss trusts, who the co-workers want to hang out with. We all want to be that person – someone with buckets of charm, with an easy grin, with a clever quip for every situation. Are you that girl? Do you have that kind of personal magnetism that draws people in? Let’s check!

Your will is one of the most important documents that you will need to draft, but it is crucial that you store in a safe place. Writing a Will is a challenging task but making sure that you are keeping it safe where only your executors can find it when they need it should be the priority.

If at all the Will is misplaced or if your executors do not find it after your death, then your wishes may not be followed and the people you wanted to inherit your property will not be able to do so.

Although there is no legal requirement as to where you should register, deposit or store your Will, there are certain places that people have their preference. Be careful where you decide to place your Will, make sure that you inform your executors about it so that they can find it immediately following your death.

When we plan our travels it is extremely stressful and tedious when we have to go through numerous websites to get all the things we need to get done such as booking your cheap flight, getting a tour, finding an accommodation, etc. All of these things make wanting to explore the world a difficult task at first.

But what if it can be made easier? What if this can be done without all that stress? What if there is a simpler way to do all of these tasks in your checklist all in one go? You’d be surprised that it is actually possible with Cleartrip.

Cleartrip clearly is the best site to go to when you want to travel the world because it simplifies all the things you have to get done. It makes it seem so simple and easy. And not just that, it can all be done quickly. No more wasting time of searching through the best possible places, tours, etc. in different websites because Cleartrip already has chosen the legitimate top picks for you.

When the World Wide Web came into existence, it started as a competitive advantage for every business that made use of it. Eventually it became an essential entity for any successful businesses.

It simply isn't possible for any sort of business to get a competitive edge over others without having an online presence. Fast forward to today, businesses now generate an approximate $2.4 million every minute through e-commerce. A large part of this revenue comes straight from the social media giants with Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest contributing more than $40,000 every minute.



There will come a time in anyone's life where you stop and begin to assess your current situation. You'll ask yourself questions about whether you're happy, and whether you're where you want to be. And one of those terrifying moments is when you realize that the answer to those questions is no. Then what do you do?

Well, fortunately, no matter how low you may feel right now - it's only the beginning of something amazing. If you're not enjoying the path that your career is going down, then that means it's time for a change - a big one. Sure, this can be a very overwhelming thought, but it's also a liberating one.

If you're still a little worried and need a bit more convincing - here's how to get brave enough.


My husband refers to me as the “Queen of Dinner Parties”! And I suppose he isn’t wrong, I absolutely love hosting events for our friends and family at our home! It gives me a sense of pride to hold events the people cherish for years after. Most people are surprised to hear my favorite part about each one... The cleaning! Nope! I’m not lying to you! I think the cleanliness and scent of your home set the mood for your guests. I’m always getting told “how AMAZING it smells in my home”, and asked for my cleaning secrets!

Well, you’re in luck today! Here are my 5 FAVORITE ways to make your house smell AMAZING!
Lucio "Bong" Tan, president of Tanduay Distillers, said: "“We understand the need to lessen our impact by making our operations cleaner and greener. We do not just want to make the best rhum in the Philippines, but we want everyone to know that our rhum is made with good intentions and we hope to improve our operations year after year,” Tan continued, adding that, they have started investing in solar energy as a cleaner alternative as well. “We want our consumers to know that every bottle of Tanduay that they drink is made from green intentions and green energy.”

Tanduay president Lucio “Bong” Tan, Jr. has been actively supporting grassroots sports. Beyond sports, Tan is also passionate about green initiatives. He himself was on top of the transformation to a zero-waste facility of Absolut Distillers, Tanduay’s alcohol distillery based in Lian, Batangas. The facility bagged numerous environmental awards, including the prestigious Green Apple Awards, an annual international campaign to recognize, reward and promote environmental best practices around the world. Absolut Distillers is the only local distillery to have received this award up to this day. The company likewise has since been a recipient of awards by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for their outstanding environment conservation practices.    
“We understand the need to lessen our impact by making our operations cleaner and greener. We do not just want to make the best rhum in the Philippines, but we want everyone to know that our rhum is made with good intentions and we hope to improve our operations year after year,” Tan continued, adding that, they have started investing in solar energy as a cleaner alternative as well. “We want our consumers to know that every bottle of Tanduay that they drink is made from green intentions and green energy.”
Silk and silk-like draperies are great options for when you want window treatments that are both soft and smooth to the touch, as well as luxuriously radiant when struck by light. If you’re in the market for new curtains or drapes that fall under the “silk” category, you basically have two options: real silk and faux silk.

If you aren’t sure which type of product to choose for your home, no worries. We’ve prepared this short guide about the pros and cons of each type of silk drapery material.

Real Silk Curtains
As the name suggests, real silk curtains are made of natural silk, which is a protein fiber produced from the spun cocoons of the silkmoth Bombyx mori. The long individual fibers of each silk cocoon are collected and reeled in before they are twisted into yarn strands to make them strong enough for weaving or knitting.

Real silk is known for its plush and luxurious feel while also affording that signature, sumptuous shine that has made it so popular throughout the centuries. However, due to the high costs involved in silkworm farming and in manufacturing the actual silk fabrics, natural silk curtains also often comes with a substantial price tag—something that will probably deter a lot of homeowners who are looking for the right window treatments.
Curtains that are made of natural yarns like real silk are also particularly at risk of fading and photodegradation. Constant exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can break down the fabric’s dyes while also causing the fabric itself to become more brittle over time. To make your silk curtains last longer, consider having your windows tinted with an anti-UV film that can block as much as 99 percent of the sun’s UV rays. You can also pull your silk curtains fully back from the window during the day to avoid directly exposing them to sunlight. 
Age is but a number, so they say. Getting older is something we all have to get our head around, but scratching off another birthday doesn’t necessarily have to have a negative impact on your health or wellbeing. We tend to think of aging as a limiting process. However, there’s a lot to be said for embracing the notion that ‘you’re only as old as you feel.’ If you’re keen to stay fit and healthy through the ages, here are some golden rules to keep you young. Whether you’re 25, 45 or 65, there’s no reason you can’t feel great.

Embrace exercise
Exercise is one of the best tonics when it comes to boosting health, preventing illness and making you feel incredible. We often focus on exercise as a means of burning fat and trimming down, but it’s so much more than a weight loss tool. While exercise can help you shift pounds, which is hugely beneficial if you are in the overweight or obese category, this is far from the only reward it brings. If you’re not an active person, moving more will benefit you no matter your age.

Exercise is essential for good health, and if you make an effort to be more active, you’ll notice a difference in your body and your mindset after just a few sessions. Exercise is known to improve circulation, and it also increases strength, endurance, and stamina. If you exercise on a regular basis, your heart muscle will become stronger, your body fat percentage will fall, and your bones will also become more robust. Studies show that people who train on a regular basis and those with an active lifestyle have a lower risk of chronic illnesses and potentially life-threatening conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. Many of us assume that being overweight is the main issue when it comes to diseases like diabetes and risk factors like high blood pressure, but research suggests that inactivity can be even more dangerous.


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There comes a time in the life of every home out there when there needs to be a little bit of renovation work done. After a few years of having the same decor, your home will start to feel boring, and it’s likely that the old trimmings won’t be quite up to their old standards anymore. Of course, this will be a lot of fun, as you will get to change some of your homes. Finding inspiration, though, won’t be as easy as a lot of people think.


When you start out with your blog, you may ask yourself - what is a successful blogger? What makes a successful blogger difference from the rest of them? Well, there’s a lot more to blogging than just spewing out elegant prose with just the right comedic value. You must be prepared to think about how to host your blog, how you will lay it out and the design of it, how to manage your social media sharing. You should think about how you will engage with your readers, whether you’ll add a few vlogs alongside your posts. It’s a little bit exhausting, to be honest.
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Being a successful blogger is also more than looking to https://www.optimum.com for the best internet service possible. You need not go it alone with your blog, especially when there is plenty of support out there to help you manage it correctly. To be a successful blogger, you need to look at the successes of other bloggers and work out how you can be just as successful as they are. So, with that in mind, here are four things that successful bloggers do that you could learn from:

Gymnastic is a sport which is mainly practiced by men and women that involves movements and requires balance, flexibility, body awareness, agility, coordination, and control. It originated from the ancient Greeks that evolved from exercises that were used to prepare men for warfare and from circus performance. It was 1881 when Federation of International Gymnastics was founded, and, many forms of competitive gymnastics events held and different country. 

Now, children as young as 20 months old can participate in a kindergym and children's gymnastics. Competitive gymnast varies on the levels of their skills. Because of the innovations, conventional pieces of gym equipment are now being replaced with more convenient, light-weight and easy to install gymnastic equipment like blow up gymnastics mat. 

We all know how the bathrooms in hotel rooms are usually better than anything we have at home. However, nothing is stopping the average family from creating something similar. You just have to make sure you have enough money to invest in the project. Today, I’m going to highlight some ideas you might like to consider. Of course, I realize that most of you are not going to install a new bathroom without assistance. For that reason, the first step focuses on getting the best deals from established suppliers. I’ll also mention some advice about getting the upmarket aesthetic you love in hotel bathrooms.


Bloggers often have a hard time making ends meet. Many people often say that writing as a career is a ‘feast or famine’ kind of business. This means that you are either going to be doing extremely well or the exact opposite - you might be struggling to get through the month. Fortunately, part of the joy of having such a job is that you have plenty of time spare to try and earn money in other ways - and more often than not, you can approach these money-making tactics without even leaving your home. So without further ado, let’s look at some of the easiest and most effective ways to supplement your blogging income - usually without moving away from your computer.


All too few of us are aware of the risks we face on a daily basis and how our lifestyles can only exacerbate that risk. While we’re taught to be vigilant and protect our bodies from risks of heart disease, diabetes and all sorts of cancers, we tend not to think about dementia until we get much older. Yet, Young Onset Dementia can occur in younger adults, too. There are many causes of dementia in younger people. Some are lifestyle related and some are hereditary. In any event, those of us who’ve cared for an elderly relative with dementia will know just how heartbreaking it can be to look into the eyes of a parent or grandparent and see a complete stranger looking back of them without a trace of love or recognition.


None of us wants to subject our kids to this and since a dementia diagnosis can occur in middle age and even in your late twenties it makes sense to start putting the infrastructure in place to prevent it. With just a few well-advised lifestyle choices you can greatly reduce your risk of being affected by this terrible affliction.
Over the last few years, the digital world of gaming and entertainment has come a very long way. Once upon a time, gaming devices were almost always something to be enjoyed in the darkness of a teenagers bedroom. Now, though, times have changed, and this sort of industry has taken a turn on the wild side. To help you in capturing this in your own digital entertainment, this post will be exploring some of the newfangled ways companies are bringing video games into the outdoors.

Before you start with something like this, it’s always worth thinking about the time you will be spending with it. Even the most serious of moms and dads can easily be ensnared by the allure of video games. To help you out with this, most computers and consoles have settings which enable you to limit your play time. While this may seem a little extreme, it’s a great way to keep yourself moderated when it comes to the games you play.
Starting your first business is a daunting prospect. Even if it’s something innocent and friendly such as baking cakes for the locals or starting a non-profit organization to help the homeless in your area, there is a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. Coping with this requires mental preparation, it requires you to be diligent and also adventurous. To help you prepare for your first business venture, here is something useful advice to assist you.

Find your motivation

Why do you want to start a business? What’s your motive? What drives you to aim for success? These are the types of questions you should ask yourself before you even consider starting up a company. Finding your source of motivation is an incredibly important step in the process, so don’t neglect or skip it.

Embrace failure

Everyone fails at some point in their life and there’s a very high chance that you will as well when it comes to your business. Perhaps your idea wasn’t as good as you planned, maybe the timing was wrong and the industry doesn’t need your services or products yet or maybe you didn’t care enough about your customer experience. Either way, embrace these failures and learn from them so you can improve in the future.

For further advice, do take a look at these useful life tips from six of the most successful women of our time.


It’s always good to give your lounge a lift at the end of a season. So as summer draws to a close, it’s time to give your living room some TLC, so it’s looking fabulous for the next season. However, if you are strapped for cash after your summer hot, here are some surprising small changes which will make your living room stand out!

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While pollution, dirt, dehydration, stress and choosing the right kind of beauty soap can affect the appearance of our skin, we never stop trying different methods on how we can achieve beautiful skin that every woman wants to have. Single women, even moms at home never stop taking care of their skin. I am now at the age of 30s, and I already tried several kinds of soap to be able to achieve young-looking and glowing skin. I have been using kojic soap for several months before someone recommended me to try Kb Silver Soap. 

KB Silver is a beauty soap intended for face and body. The main ingredients of KB Silver soap are Alpha-arbutin, Hyaluronic acid, collagen, Vitamin A, C and E. It basically has everything you need in one soap. It is a face and body soap that's dermatologically and clinically tested with FDA and HALAL-approved formula.

Many of us would love to go out and be more active. But many of us simply don’t have the motivation or time to do so. However, seamlessly incorporating exercise into your daily routine will help you get into better health without having to try to modify your diet or feel crunched for time. Here are 4 easy ways to add exercise to your daily routine. We’ll focus on convenient strategies that nearly everyone can adapt relatively painlessly.

You might think that a beach vacation requires just your bathing suit and a beach towel to match, however, this could not be farther from the truth. You need to bring your fashion A-game to your beach vacation if you want to keep your style on point and look amazing in those beach photos. Luckily, this can be achieved with just a few carefully selected items from your wardrobe.

Read on to find out which ones.


London Fashion Week is now over, and while we’ve only just gotten over the fact that Queen Elizabeth II was front row, we’re still thinking of those gorgeous catwalk styles. Here’s our run-down of the most memorable looks and trends from the show that will definitely be influencing our wardrobes over the coming year:

Shoe shopping should be a fun, carefree activity and not something to stress about. However, if we make a mistake and are forced to wait in line in order to return our beautiful shoes that is when the stress starts. A lot of time we prefer to wear the slightly uncomfortable footwear just to avoid the procedure of returning the purchase.

Now, in order to prevent this unpleasant situation from happening here is a list of five most common shoe shopping mistakes along with great pieces of advice on how to avoid them