The Art of Drinking Cachaca

If you’ve tried Caipirinhas at one of the bars in Singapore, you’ve already drunk Cachaca at least once in your life. So, what’s the deal with this distilled and fermented sugarcane juice and why is it different from other sugarcane-based beverages?

The Spirit of Cachaca

Cachaca is primarily associated with Brazil and is the country’s most popular spirit. The distillers are required by law to produce a cachaca with at least 38% alcohol by volume . It is made from sugarcane juice with is fermented, a process that was described as early as the 1500s. Today, it has two varieties, unaged or white or silver and the aged or yellow or gold, similar to most types of rum.

The unaged cachaca is bottled after it is distilled, while the aged cachaca is storred in wood barrels for up to 3 years. Some are as old as 15 years and the type of wood barrel used can have an effect on its taste, that is why aged cachaca is much more expensive. Some of the common native Brazilian woods used for aging include balm, peanut, amburana, arauva, and jequitiba.

Cachaca versus Rum and Rhum Agricole

All three come from distilled sugarcane juice, but the process that happens after distillation are slightly different. Specifically, cachaca is juiced, fermented and single-distilled and can only be labeled as such if it is made in Brazil.

Rum is usually made from molasses, which is a byproduct of processed sugar, and is required to have a higher alcohol by volume than cachaca. Rhum Agricole on the other hand is made from sugarcane harvested in 23 regions in Martinique. Its taste is similar to cachaca, unlike rum which is spicier.

Cachaca Cocktails to Make

Enjoy your parties more with these cachaca cocktails.

  • Caipirinha: 2 ounce silver cachaca, 1 ¼ tablespoons sugar, ice, and ½ lime
  • Strawberry-Banana Caipirinha: 2 ounces silver cachaca, ¼ ounce simple syrup, ½ ounce banana liqueur, 3 strawberries, and half lime slice
  • Sun Ra: 1 ½ ounces silver cachaca, 1 ounce lemon juice, ½ rosemary simple syrup, and black strap rum
  • Coco Batida: 2 ounces cachaca, 1 cup cracked ice, 2 ounces condensed milk, ½ ounce simple syrup, 2 ounces coconut cream, and shredded toasted coconut for garnish
  • Cacharetto Sour: 1 ½ ounces aged cachaca, ½ ounce simple syrup, ½ ounce lemon juice, and ¾ ounce amaretto
  • Brazilian Buck: 1 ½ ounces cachaca, 2 dashes aromatic bitter2s, 4 ounces ginger beer, 1 lime juice, and lime slice for garnish
  • Umbabarauma: 2 ounces cachaca, ¾ ounce lime juice, ½ ounce maraschino cherry liqueur, ½ ounce orange liqueur, and 2 slices jalapeno
  • Blushing Yakima: 2 ounces aged cachaa, 3 muddled cherries, 1 ½ ounces brown ale, ½ ounce amaretto, ½ ounce simple syrup, and 1 ounce lime juice
  • Antiquado: 2 ounces barrel-aged cachaca, 2 dashes chocolate bitter, ½ ounce cinnamon syrup, and 1 orange peel for garnish
  • Cachaca Calabaza: 1 ½ ounces aged cachaca, ½ ounce simple syrup, ½ ounce allspice, ¼ ounce falernum, and 2 bar spoons bourbon pumpkin puree

Simple Things to Do to Keep Your Kitchen Clean

Perhaps you have just moved into your own apartment in Singapore and now you need to learn how to keep it is pristine condition. One area of the house that you need to pay attention to is the kitchen. After all, it is the heart of the home and where the most important events take place: cooking your meals.

Here are tips to make sure everything clean and working in your kitchen.

Wipe up the spills immediately

Dried food can be difficult to remove and may even leave a stain. Wipe up any spills as soon as possible to save you the effort of scrubbing it off. Practice the habit of cleaning as you go when preparing food.

Don’t leave the dishes in the sink

The best way to get things done in the kitchen is to multitask. While you’re preparing a meal, you should keep busy by washing the dishes. Do this while waiting for something to finish baking or boiling. This is better than scheduling chores later when you will most likely feel too lazy to do it.

Wipe the sink after washing

Do not wait for grime and oil to build up in the sink before you decide to clean it. Make it a habit to clean the sink after doing the dishes. You will only need less than three minutes to do this because the dirt and food aren’t stuck to the surface.

Put things away as soon as you’re done using them

Like washing the dishes, you can also clean up the materials you used while waiting for food to cook. Wash and put away the items when you no longer need them instead of leaving them in the sink so you can wash them later. You will save more time by cleaning up immediately.

Use a separate container for leftovers or biodegradable materials

Excess ingredients should be separated from other trash. You should have two garbage bins in the kitchen that are accessible so that you can easily dispose of materials while preparing food.

Don’t’ forget to clean the floor

When you are nearly done preparing the food, do not forget to sweep or wipe the floor as soon as you are done with the counters. This will save you time because you’re cleaning up while waiting for the food.

Schedule your tasks

If you practice everything listed above, you will only need preventive maintenance in your kitchen once a month. This means you still need t schedule a thorough cleaning and inspection such as mopping the floor, washing the windows, cleaning the appliances, and changing linen and aprons.

You can include your general kitchen cleaning while waiting for laundry to get done or when you’re cleaning the rest of the house. However, you can also break up the tasks so you can focus on one for each day. Perhaps you need a separate day for mopping and another day for organizing the items.

Psychological Tricks You Can Use to Encourage Customers to Buy

If you’re planning a start-up in Singapore, you need to come up with ways to attract more customers. Even companies that have already been established for a long time still need certain psychological tricks to influence customer behavior.

Using the power of anecdote

Simply put, people look at stories first instead of statistics. This is because stories tell of individual experiences and it’s easier for people to relate to them than looking at numbers. This is why you always see businesses feature customer reviews and testimonials. If you have a website, for example, you can share your comments of customer’s that have been satisfied with your service. This is sure to invite more potential customers since they’ve already read positive things about you. 

Social proof or the bandwagon effect

This basically means a person is more likely to go with what other people are doing or in this case, buying. Today, this is easier to do because of the internet. Some businesses even use bots, for example, to gain followers in social media. Or maybe you’re an influencer and your planning to start your business. You can easily sell your products because a lot of people know you already.

Scarcity Illusion

This psychological trick takes advantage of the fact that people are more likely to buy things if they are limited. If you notice, a lot of Singaporeans line up for a product knowing that it’s limited edition no matter how long they have to wait. Airlines also use this trick when selling tickets by saying that there’s only a few left for that price. It’s quite effective especially if the products are mainly used for convenience.

Frequency illusion

Do you remember that time when you see a certain product just once, and then suddenly you’re seeing it all the time? This is called the frequency illusion or the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. More than anything, it’s not the business that does this but the customer’s mind itself. Once you see something, you’re twice as likely to notice it again. That’s called the mind’s selective attention. Once a company introduces a product, they just leave it at that and let your mind do all the noticing.

Loss Aversion

Loss aversion is basically centered around a consumer feeling good about gaining something while also feeling bad about losing it. This is exactly why companies do free trials! Because you get a taste of their service or product, it will be harder for you to let it go once the free trial ends. That’s why you’ll be tempted to just go for the purchase. This is actually one of the most effective and widely-used tricks to influence customer behavior.

5 Things You Should Never Do in Your Hotel Room

Travelling gives you the opportunity to stay in luxurious hotels, and we all love the experience—somebody makes the bed for you, brings you food when you call for it and lets you use its amenities anytime you want (e.g. the pool, gym, spa and massage, etc.).

However, being a guest doesn’t mean you can do everything you want to do. Other than the obvious “don’t yell at the hallway,” here are the biggest hotel no-no’s that can easily turn your dream vacation into a travel nightmare.

Cook without proper kitchen area

It’s understandable that we want to save money when travelling. If you are the type who brings portable cooking appliances when you travel, be aware that it may be a source of problem for some hotels, especially if the room you’re getting has no kitchenette. These appliances can set off fire alarms or worse may cause fire. Instead, stick to no-cook meals or prep your own meals that you can keep in the fridge and reheat in the oven.

Restock the mini-bar

Mini-bars are there for you to enjoy. But if you’re planning to take that bottle of beer out of that fridge, just accept the fact that you will be paying for it. Don’t try sneaking in a fresh new bottle to replace what you’ve got. While you probably think you have replaced it, you’d still be charged for taking that bottle of spirit.

Do sensitive transactions over the hotel Wi-Fi

You should never, ever perform any sensitive transaction using the hotel’s free Wi-Fi. Given how easy it is to hack Wi-Fi hotspots, you might as well yell your bank details and passwords down the hall. Use your own mobile data if you must use the internet for sensitive businesses.

Sneak in your pet

Many of us bring our furry friends on vacations, but make sure to check with your hotel before booking your room. If the hotel won’t allow, do not try to sneak it in—animals leave evidences, from smells, to hairs to paw prints—if you wouldn’t want to be charged with extra fee.

Leave valuable items in your suitcase

Even the most expensive hotels cannot always stop thieves from breaking into their premises, so never leave your jewelry, purses, cash or wallet in your suitcase or anywhere in your room, unless your hotel provides your room with a safe.

Whether you are having a staycation or going out of town, your hotel stay should be a relaxing and fun experience. Do not put yourself in a sticky situation by doing any of these aforementioned things. Since we all want to be able to return to our favorite hotels anytime, abide to the house rules and be a courteous guest at all times.

Warning Signs of an Unhealthy Heart

Some of the common non-communicable illnesses in Singapore include cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and other coronary heart diseases.

However, even well-documented illnesses can still have a lot of surprises especially if the symptoms are not so obvious to the person. The heart, which supplies blood and oxygen to various parts of the body, often show signs that it is unhealthy in other parts of the body.

Sleep Problems. If you have had sleeping problems for years, then you are at high risk of developing a hear disease. Sleep apnea in particular has been linked to heart attack and stroke because you temporarily stop breathing for a few moments. The lack of oxygen can potentially damage organs including your heart.

Coughing. Persistent coughing may be a sign that there is fluid retention in your lungs, which can be a sign of heart failure. Do not ignore coughing that feel as if you’re struggling for air because it could be an obstructive pulmonary disease.

Sexual Health. Maybe your poor intimate relationship with your partner is not a sign of old age or dysfunction but it could be an early symptom of a heart diseases. After all, reduced blood flow to parts of the body mean that your cardiovascular system is working a lot harder than it should. There are also studies that show a correlation of erectile dysfunction to heart disease among men.

Fatigue. Sometimes there are early warning signs of a heart attack days before the event. If you notice that you feel unusually and severely tired and lethargic even when you haven’t done any exercise, it is probably time to visit your doctor.

Sore or Bleeding Gums. If the cause of your dental issues is not linked to dental health, the doctor might consider your history of cardiovascular diseases. There is a 50% chance that you are experiencing the early signs of heart disease especially if the inflammation in your gums has not been treated for a long time.

Loss of Appetite and Nausea. If you have ruled out food poisoning or other illnesses, it could be a sign of a heart attack. Some people have fluid buildup in their abdominal cavity which causes it to swell, making the person feel full. Unfortunately, by the time you realize this the damage has been done.

Swollen Legs or Feet. Puffy legs or feet can be a sign that you have poor fluid retention or edema, which is one of the symptoms of a heart disease. Fluids are retained in the extremities (hands and feet) because your blood can’t keep up with the task of carrying waste products from your tissues.

Cold Sweats. If for no apparent reason or if you have not had any strenuous physical activity and you suddenly break into a cold sweat, it is time to call for emergency. Drenching sweat is a sign of a possible heart attack.

How to Properly Store All Your Clothes and Shoes

Having a lot of clothes can be a challenge with the limited space that you have, and if you have a knack for buying clothes, it can be an even bigger challenge that can leave your closet bursting full if you’re not careful.

However, sorting your clothes and shoes and staying organized doesn’t have to be difficult – in fact, there are only a few guidelines that you need to follow at all times when deciding where to put clothes:

  • Use all available space – Even if you think you’re already using every inch in your closet, there’s a good chance that there’s still room for more. For instance, hanger beams and spaces in between columns of folded clothes can still be utilized to take on more items better.
  • Keep clothes where you can see them – The biggest reason for this is that the more you see your clothes, the more likely you’re going to wear them. In fact, there’s a good chance that many items that you end up having to get rid of because they’re pushed to the back.

Hanging vs. Folding Clothes

When it comes to the question of which clothes to hang and which clothes to fold, keep in mind that there are certain clothes that are better off folded rather than hung, such as knitted clothes and sweaters, which would only develop hanger bumps.

Otherwise, most clothes can be folded and stored in neat piles that you can assign in different shelves in your cabinet.

Shoes and Bags

Shoes and bags are another category that needs paying attention to, but they’re actually much simpler to organize.

With shoes, you can easily store them at the bottom of your closet, but make sure not to store them in their original shoeboxes to keep them from attracting mold, dust, and even unwanted pests.

Bags can be stored in the upper storage shelf of your closet. If you’re worried about them being flattened over time, simply stuff them with tissue or newspaper and they will stay in shape.

Keeping vs. Donating

Knowing which clothes to keep and which ones to donate can be difficult if you have sentimental value for your things, but you might notice that this is usually reserved for the things you really enjoy and use often.

If you find that a particular clothing item no longer fits you and is something you don’t wear anymore, but is still in good condition, then you should donate them.

Now that you know the steps to sort your closet, organizing doesn’t have to be so difficult, so go ahead and start doing it right now!

First Trimester Diet Guide

The first few weeks of your pregnancy is an exciting time for the entire family. Expect your relatives and family members to flood you with tips about how make the nine-month journey stress free and healthy, but they will also be giving you various tips of what you should and shouldn’t eat.

Balanced Meals

You do not just eat for two people, but you have to eat right; that means maintaining the right balance of essential vitamins and minerals that will keep you and your baby healthy. During the first trimester, you will have to increase your daily intake of certain food groups. For example, pregnant women will be advised to take more food rich in iron, calcium, zinc, folate, and fiber. Generally, you should have 3 to 5 servings daily of vegetables; 3 to 4 servings of fruits daily; 3 daily servings of dairy; 2 to 3 servings daily of protein; and 3 servings daily of whole grains.

Know Your Food

When it comes to fruit, always go for fresh although canned, frozen, and juices are also fine if there are no alternatives. You must, however, include at leas one citrus fruit in your diet. For vegetables, increase your intake of leafy greens and make sure they are always fresh from the market. Good dairy sources can come from milk, cheese, yogurt, and fortified soy milk. Get your daily dose of whole grains in the form of cereals, crackers, and bread, while healthy protein should come from lean meat, fish, poultry, seeds, nuts, and lentils.

Don’t Eat More

The point is to increase the essential vitamins and minerals, not increase the serving of each meal. You will not be needing the extra calories until later in your pregnancy, but you will need more folic acid, protein, and vitamins A and D on your first trimester. Supplements can help augment your diet but consult your doctor first before taking any vitamins or medications during pregnancy. Stay within the daily recommended allowance and use only the products recommended by your doctor.

Extra Calories

You will need a slight increase of your caloric intake, but you should be careful where you get it from. Ideally, pregnant women will need an extra 300 calories, but this can change depending on your current health condition. You should also look for food rich in complex carbohydrates along with fiber to avoid tummy issues. The best sources for carbohydrates are legumes, beans, pasta, whole wheat bread, and vegetables.

Colorful Diet

The best indication that you are eating healthy is by looking at the variety of colors on your plate. Have as many greens, yellows, and reds when it comes to vegetables. For fruits, pick citrus, avocado, banana, apple, watermelon, mango, and grapes. Most seafood are fine if you do not have allergies, but you need to cut down on deep sea fish like shrimp, king mackerel and sword fish. You should also avoid anything raw or undercooked, soft cheeses, raw sprouts, non-pasteurized milk, caffeine, and sweetened beverages. If you are feeling nauseous and don’t like the food set before you, pick tummy-friendly food that will not give you diarrhea.

STD and Pregnancy

Most first-time parents are unaware about the dangers of undiagnosed and untreated sexually-transmitted diseases during pregnancy. Complications can be life-threatening for both the mother and the baby, that is why you should be aware about what to do when you are diagnosed with STD while expecting a baby.

Think About Getting Tested

In Singapore, you can get STD screening using kits you can buy at clinics. This is a convenient way to get tested if you are uncertain about going to a clinic yourself. You and your partner should talk about both getting tested when planning for a baby, but if this was not possible, you can still get tested during your routine prenatal checkups.

You Can Still Get Infected

Even when you tested negative before the pregnancy, you can still get infected while carrying the baby. Being pregnant does not automatically shield you from STD if you are still sexually active with your partner. You can avoid this by getting tested with your partner during your first prenatal checkup. The earlier the detection of the infection, the better the chances for a successful treatment.

STD Affects Your Baby

Women can suffer from complication during pregnancy or go through a difficult childbirth because of STD. In worse cases, it may even end up in a miscarriage. Some problems will not be obvious until weeks later, so if you have tested positive, take all possible measures to protect your baby during childbirth. There are ways to prevent your baby from getting infected while you yourself are undergoing treatment.

STD Can Be Prevented

While it is still possible to enjoy intimate moments with your partner while pregnant, you must make sure that your partner uses latex condoms to protect yourself from diseases. It would also be safer if you both undergo STD testing.

It Can Be Treated

Some types of STDs can be treated during pregnancy such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomoniasis. Most of these can be cured, too, if treated early. Others like HIV, herpes, and hepatitis B cannot be cured but the doctors can take measure to prevent the virus from infecting the baby during childbirth.

STDs Affect You and the Baby Differently

Each type of STD affects you and your unborn child in many ways. Most of them also can only be transmitted during childbirth, not during the nine months you are carrying the fetus.

  • Hepatitis B can be transmitted during the delivery, so doctors have to treat the child right after birth.
  • Hepatitis C can be passed on during pregnancy and might lead to premature birth or low birth weight.
  • HIV can be passed during pregnancy, labor, vaginal delivery, and breastfeeding. You can reduce the transmission during the early part of your pregnancy if you are given early treatment.
  • Syphilis can cause stillbirth, premature birth, or even death after birth. Babies will also have several organ complications.
  • Chlamydia can lead to preterm labor, low birth weight, and premature membrane rupture. If not treated, the baby might get infected during vaginal delivery.
  • Gonorrhea can lead to low birth weight, premature birth, and premature membrane rupture. It can only be passed to the baby during vaginal birth.

How to Pick an Apartment or Dormitory

Moving to a new place can be stressful. There are a lot of things to think about besides the location and cost. Dealing with the landlords can also be hassle especially if you’re on a tight budget. When choosing an apartment or dormitory in Singapore, what are the factors you need to consider?

Choosing an Apartment
Read the Contract
You should read everything on the lease or contract before signing. Talking to the landlord alone will not give you all the important things you need to know. You might forget to ask some questions. If you know what you have agreed on, it will be easy to know how long you’re supposed to stay. Some information in the contract will also tell you the kind of landlord you’re dealing with. Shorter contracts should be a warning sign that people don’t stay long in the place.

Check Out the Place
Inspect everything in the apartment. Check the ceiling, ventilation, windows, sinks and drains, faucets, door hinges and locks, drawers, and cabinets. A pest infestation is a big problem, so inspect every nook and cranny for signs. It’s not just the unit itself that you have to look at. Ask how many people are currently renting, if there are noisy neighbors, and if there are pets in the building.

Talk to Neighbors and Friends
Talk to your friend who recommended the place. You should also ask the neighbors about the place and their experience so far. Rumors should not be ignored. That’s usually where you’ll get the juicy information such as the landlord’s treatment of the tenants and the maintenance of the place.

Choosing a Dormitory
Features and Amenities
There will be a lot of people in a dormitory. You’ll be sharing some of the facilities that’s why it’s important to inspect the place. Check if all the amenities are working such as the water supply, the kitchens, bathrooms, lights and ventilation, etc.

Consider Your Lifestyle
Not all people are comfortable living with strangers within the same room. If you want quiet dormitories, you can ask your school for recommendations. Talk to your friends and classmates so they can provide other options. Look into the history of the dormitory. Pick one that is sensitive about the different backgrounds, value systems and lifestyle of multicultural students in Singapore.

Check Potential Roommate/s
Bunking with a stranger can be a hassle to a lot of people. Ask your friends and classmates if they’re also looking for a place to stay. If you already know your roommates, it will be easier for you to adjust to the place. If you can’t pick a roommate, however, try to get to know the person sharing the room with you. You should both agree on the rules on how to share the space peacefully.

Drink Without the Hangover with These Tips

Welcome to summer, a.k.a. the party season, a.k.a. the time of the year when you are expected to attend beach parties and night life for like five to six hours straight. Can you already feel the hangover? Well, that’s because you’re not prepared. Before heading somewhere you expect to have an overflow of booze, here’s how to prepare for a night of drinking without having to worry about hangover the next morning.

1. Hydrate in Advance

First of all, you should know that hydration is important, especially when it comes to drinking alcohol. Alcohol is diuretic, which causes hydration—a major cause of hangover. So if you’re expecting to party later, prepare in advance by drinking water twice as much throughout the day. Coconut water is even a better option as it is packed with electrolytes, which are essential for fighting hangover.

2. Avoid Caffeine on the Day of Drinking

Like alcohol, caffeine is diuretic. When combined together, it will exacerbate fluid losses. As far as a day before drinking, have only one cup of coffee (if you can’t function without it). After a night of drinking, you can still have coffee to sober up, but drink plenty of water afterwards to offset its diuretic effects.

3. Take Curcumin

Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory chemical often found in turmeric. It decreases inflammation, helps with liver detoxification and reduces free radicals. Take a gram of curcumin every after meal on the day of drinking and the day after.

4. Have Something to Eat

Before drinking, make sure you’re not hungry; and while drinking, have something to eat. Eating slows down absorption of alcohol, so you have more time to digest the alcohol. What should you eat? Carbs and fats will line your stomach and refill the sugar that your body needs to refuel. Nuts and seeds are great snacks while drinking as they’re packed with omega-3 fatty acids.

5. Avoid the Shots

Taking shots forces you to gulp an entire drink instead of moderately sipping on it. Pacing your drinking gives your body some time to break down the alcohol, and reduce chances of getting a hangover. Sip your drink instead of chugging or gulping it. If drinking something with ice cubes, pace it so the ice melts and dilutes the alcohol before finishing the entire glass.

Hydrating and eating well may be the most ideal ways to prevent feeling awful the next day, but the best hangover solution is one you already know: do not drink to get drunk in the first place.

Healthy Habits for Working People  

 

When we work, we just think of surviving but we do not consider thriving. We have to be healthy so we can thrive and live comfortably in the future. Being healthy when working is hard because of different habits like sleep debt, overtime, being stagnant and drinking too much coffee. We have to make sure that these habits do not take a toll on our health before it is too late.

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What are the healthy habits for working people? Here are the list and hopefully it can help us be more aware of our actions:

    • Keep hydrated: Experts are serious when they say that we need to hydrate and drink at least six to eight glasses a day. We lose water all the time and water is important in the body. The best thing to do is have a cup or bottle by our side all the time. During our afternoon breaks, we can simply consider tea but never soda.
    • Keep sanitary: In the office, there are many places where germs and bacteria lurk. Our best defence is to carry a bottle of sanitizer all the time. If we want, we can consider alcohol and put it by our side all the time.

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  • Keep your proper posture: If we are on the field all the time, we will not worry about our posture but if we sit next to the computer, we have a reason to be concerned about our posture. We need to practice good desk posture by sitting straight and having our elbows at the right angle as well as our wrists and forearms.
  • Keep moving: Yes, we sit when we work but being stagnant may not be that convenient. Our body should keep moving. We need stretching for at least a few minutes from time to time. We can also execute a ten-second rotations and stretches of neck, calves, arms, feet and wrists. Resting the eyes is important as well.
  • Keep away from sugar: When we eat snacks, our instinct is to look for sugary treats. Experts remind us to avoid such. Instead of sugary treats, we can consider fruits, nuts and sandwich. Our body will surely thank us when we consider healthy foods.

It is necessary that we kick the bad habits right away and acquire these healthy ones. We have to remember that it will make a difference at the end of the day. If everything is difficult at once, we can consider one healthy habit at a time.

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Closet Clean-Up: 4 Organizing Tips to Live By

 

Just the idea of cleaning out your closet is enough to induce a mild heart attack, but it’s also therapeutic as you go along the process and feels rewarding when you see right before your eyes the aftermath. To make this mission a lot easier, here are some closet clean-up tips we want to share to you.

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  1. Know Where Your Purged Items Go

Before you start cleaning, decide where your cast-offs go—such in a favourite charity, in a thrift shop, or in a garage sale. Knowing that the items you no longer need will still be put into good use will motivate as you go through the process.

  1. Evaluate Each Item

In every item, ask yourself if you still love it and if it does look good on you. If yes, keep it. If you’re still unsure, ask yourself which is more valuable, the item or a clearer space. If you’re holding on a sentimental piece, figure out whether it is the best piece to remind you of a particular person or moment.

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  1. Make Use of Every Space

Some closets provide spaces that aren’t deep enough for hangered clothing, and for these, you have three options. First, install shelves from top to bottom and utilize the spaces for smaller pieces like shoes, bags, and folded clothes. Second, hang hooks at the back portion of the closet where you can hang your shorter clothing and/or hand bags.

  1. Keep Calm and Carry On

When you’re half-way through, you may start to feel overwhelmed, especially seeing those items you just throw out of your space. You might ask yourself “Am I really throwing these things away?” Remind yourself that they are out for a reason. Get over the panic and you’ll soon feel relief seeing those available spaces for you to fill in again.

With these tips, cleaning up your closet doesn’t have to be a strenuous task. It’s possible to organize and tidy up even the most chaotic spaces as long as you have the right mindset and the willingness to do so.

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Health Screening with Medical Professionals

Everyone would seem to take health screening for granted for the reason that they feel very strong and they could still does up their daily activities into flawless manners. It is still not safe to just set aside executive health screening though you think you are perfect you shaped and health, as it can help you determine future health related issues. Keep in mind, prevention is better than cure.

Health screening packages in Singapore is a special health program making use of the high tech equipment that could help for preventing health complications and so, providing everybody with an ample of health benefits. The only reason of getting health screening is by giving men and women the chance of identifying if they are simply suffering from diseases and illnesses. It actually offers an early detection of health problems just like stroke, artificial fibrillation, diabetes, heart diseases, osteoporosis that could simply lead up to serious complications on the latter part of your life.

For you to avoid things up, you should consult medical professionals in Singapore and be one step ahead in regards to your health. At times, Singapore health screening packages would need medical professionals in order to tests the blood of the patient. For instance, a doctor in Singapore could test an individual’s blood and check for cholesterol. Actually, the body produces cholesterol naturally and it is somewhat found in different kinds of food. Having some cholesterol is actually normal and it is healthy for the body.

Having much of it could put up men and women at increased risk of having stroke or heart attack. Corporate health screening for blood is also used for detecting diabetes. Right after a person eats, a hormone known as the insulin would help the glucose or the blood sugar to get into the cells of your body, wherein where it is used for the energy. However, why is it? Well, the cost of getting health care these days are surging continuously and with the assistance of this program, they could simply save up lots of money, not to mention that it could help them prevent health problems.

Whenever a person has diabetes, he or she may not have enough of insulin to handle the count of glucose properly or that he or she could not have such hormone at all. Some people in Singapore who suffer from diabetes would have enough of insulin, yet their bodies would fail responding to it. Availing of health screening packages would let such people know about their illness and find the treatment for it early on. For men and women to determine if you have diabetes or not, you should see your health care provider regularly and have him or her draw your blood and test the levels of blood glucose within your body.