Indications of Hormonal Imbalance  

 

Women experience more pronounced changes when they reach 40s and 50s. Some women experience it as early as 30. This is the reason why hormonal imbalance is often associated with women and menopause. It is time that we know the indications of hormonal imbalance:

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  • Persistent weight gain: Putting on weight is lifestyle but it does not end there. Women who have underlying hormonal imbalance make it difficult to maintain healthy weight. The most common issue is emerging insulin resistance.
  • Loss of muscle mass: When the endocrine system is stressed, there will be underproduction of specific hormones and overproduction of cortisol. This will result to loss of muscle mass and increase belly fat.
  • Fatigue: Fatigue will make it hard to be productive. The feeling of sluggishness is not normal but for women with hormonal imbalance, fatigueless changes everything. The trick here is to stabilize blood sugar.

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  • Anxiety: They say that women with hormonal imbalance suffer from anxiety eventually leading to irritability and depression. Unfortunately, you do not need drugs for this. It is time that you notice the body’s changes and take actions before it will become serious.
  • Poor sleeping patterns: Insomnia is not a good thing especially if you feel fatigued all the time. Hormonal imbalance will affect your sleeping patterns and the stress will come instantly.
  • Sweating: Hot flashes and night sweat are common but when it wakes you up at night, it is a sign that something is wrong. When this happen, do not indulge in hormone replacement therapy.
  • Cravings: You ate more than you should have but still crave for something. This will surely lead you to weight gain. Reasons behind this include insulin resistance and adrenal fatigue.

For more information and details about hormonal change, there are many specialists here in Singapore.

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6 Secretly Sugary Foods You Should Be Aware of

Sugars are lurking in the food we eat every day. Try as we might, we can’t avoid them especially if they are hidden in our favorite snacks and dishes. This can sabotage diet that is already going smoothly. In order to give awareness, we’re listing some of the highly sugary foods kept in secret.

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Your everyday bagel

Most of us choose bagels over doughnuts thinking that we’re doing ourselves a favor because bagels have lesser sugar. Boy, can we be more wrong. Plain bagels contain about 7 grams of sugar. Cinnamon bagels have 11 grams and added cream cheese can add up 2 to 3 more grams of sugar.

 

Your favorite flavored yogurt

Your favorite strawberry yogurt may be your guilt-free way of indulging in dessert but it’s also packed in sugar- about 23 grams of it. Even those light varieties pack up 10 grams of sugar. If you want your yogurt to be the healthy type, stick to the plain Greek yogurt.

 

Trusty granola bars

The classic on-the-go breakfast you have whenever you’re in a hurry, granola bars are one of those snacks that are pretending to be healthy. Most of them are manufactured to contain a lot of sugar, especially those flavored ones.

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Your salad companion

Eating salads seems like a way for us to eat healthy but many of the dressing and sauces we put in our mixture of greens and other veggies contain about 10 grams of sugar. Even savory sauces like barbecue salad sauces contain molasses and brown sugar, meaning a bottle of these contain 11 grams of sugar.

 

Comfort canned soup

A favorite during chilly days, canned soup is not only high in sodium content, it is also alarmingly abundant in sugar. An average canned tomato soup has about 10 to 13 grams of sugar.

 

Snacking on raisins

Dried fruits like raisins seem like a healthy snack choice since they are still fruits after all. Little do we know, fruits like grapes are high in sugar content. When dried, we get a more concentrated amount of sugar. The sugar content can reach as high as 29 grams, equivalent to eating a whole bag of Skittles.

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Reasons Why You Should Not Keep a Guy in the Friend Zone

The friend zone is a dreaded place a guy who is attracted to a girl of afraid of being in. There are good guys out there just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make a move on a girl they like and for them to be stuck in the friend zone is simply unfair.

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He’s deeply in love with you.

When a person is madly in love with someone, it’s hard to be just friends with them. There are guys who are not accustomed to wooing and making a move on a girl but they would do huge favors for you. They’ll open doors for you, watch your favorite movies with you and maybe even listen to you talk about your troubles. These are people who will do everything to have you in their life.

These guys will move mountains if they have to for you. Don’t take advantage of Mr. Nice Guy. If you won’t give him the chance, don’t just let him follow you everywhere like a lost puppy. Get real with him and set the record straight.

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Friends make the best relationship partners.

Are you afraid that getting into the next level relationship with this person will ruin the friendship that you have? It might. It might not. The surefire way to find out is to take that leap. A good relationship partner is a good friend. If he’s there for you always, likes you for who you really are and supports your dreams, then it would make sense that he’ll be a good boyfriend to you.

If the only reason he’s still in the friend zone is because of that fear, don’t you think it’s unfair to both of you? You owe that to him and you owe it to yourself to be true to what you really want.

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Top 5 Drugstore BB Creams

 

Not all of us have the luxury of buying expert recommended beauty products, especially if they are expensive. This is why we feel relieved when we come across double duty products that can do different things for our skin.

Several years ago, beauty balms or simply called BB creams started making waves in the beauty industry. It first became a huge sensation in South Korea and then became popular in Asia.

Asian women said they prefer using BB creams because it shortens a long beauty regimen. Usually, the typical woman applies about four to five products on her face however, ever since BB creams started becoming a trend, women find it convenient to be able to apply only one product and then they’re good to go.maxresdefault

BB creams claim to do the job of the moisturizer, sunscreen, primer, concealer and foundation.

The BB cream trend reached the Western countries in 2011 and now, almost every prominent beauty company have their own BB cream formulation. Drugstore and high-end beauty brands alike have both jumped on the BB cream bandwagon.

We’ll be exploring drugstore BB cream brands that have delivered such good results despite their affordable price tags.

  1. Garnier BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector

This BB cream brand claims to even out the user’s skin tone without the greasy feel. It also helps moisturize and brighten the complexion, with an added sun protection of SPF 15.

According to Garnier fans, this BB cream is easy to blend and slides on very smoothly when applied. The subtle sheen of the BB cream makes their skin look radiant and glowing. The medium coverage of the BB cream covers even dark under eye circles. With a number of positive effects, there’s no wonder this product is highly in demand for makeup fanatics.

  1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream

This oil-free BB cream brand claims to blur imperfections, smoothen and hydrate the skin and give optimum sun protection. Despite these beauty claims, the makeup coverage is only sheer so it’s only for people who do not need to hide a lot of skin imperfections.Loreal-BB-Products

  1. Jart Dis-A-Pore BB Cream

As the witty brand name suggest, this product claims to conceal the unpleasant sight of big pores, giving your overall makeup look a seamless finish. Furthermore, the Dis-A-Pore BB cream has a high sun protection level of SPF 30.

  1. Bobbi Brown BB Cream

The raves about Bobbie Brown’s BB cream seem to center around the fact that it gives a wonderful matte finish. This is perfect for women who have severe oily skin and for those who simply want a shine-free look. It is available in nine shades, which ranges from extra-light to deep.

  1. L’oreal Youth Code BB Cream

Packed with vitamin B3 to make skin glow, the Youth Code BB cream promotes gentle and natural exfoliation of the skin. It has light-reflecting particles that makes skin look radiant and healthy. It also provides a broad-spectrum of sun protection.

Youth Code users note that this BB cream is actually very moisturizing, which is not entirely true for all BB creams. Using this BB cream will most likely help even out dark spots found on the cheek area.IMG_6875-1024x682

Withdrawing Money Safely

ATM Safety Tips

Criminals and lawless citizens all over the world are being more creative and bolder when it comes to getting what they want and inflicting fear and harm to others. Unfortunately, Singapore is not an exception to this. The number of listed cases of robberies in Singapore are growing, much to the alarm of the Singaporean citizens.

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For our part, the most vital thing we can do is to protect ourselves from being vulnerable to these incidents. Here are some helpful tips to be safe when using the ATM.

  1. Always check before using.

Do not simply rush to the most convenient ATM location to withdraw money. It is crucial that we check the ATM machine and the surrounding areas first before using it. Choose the machine in an area that is well-lit and well-guarded. Check also if there is a CCTV unit monitoring the area. If possible, avoid using an ATM that is obstructed from the view of the public.

ATM machines just outside banks are your best bet because it’s also guarded by the security detail of the bank. ATM machines inside malls are also good to use because they are near an establishment that is well-monitored.

  1. Have someone accompany you.

Using an ATM when you are alone increases your chances of getting mugged on the spot. When you are with a friend or a family member, there is an extra pair of eyes watching your back.

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  1. Your card must be protected.

Banks often tell their clients to have their cards ready before approaching the ATM machine. Standing there while rummaging through your bag for your card gives robbers an opportunity to pounce on you. After using it, quickly place it back inside your purse. Don’t just leave it lying around.

  1. Protect your PIN.

Commit your PIN to memory. Don’t write it on a piece of paper or anywhere where just anybody can get a hold of it.

Being vigilant will help us not to be victims of violent crimes. As they say, awareness is half the battle won. Always keep these tips in mind when you plan to withdraw money in an ATM. Stay safe.

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Learning Credit Card Don’ts and Action Plans  

 

There are a lot of experiences – good and bad when we are in our twenties from the excitement of getting that first pay check to our first self-funded bank accounts and credit card. All experiences, whether good or bad are meant to give us a lesson. In this case, let us dwell with our newly found financial power – credit card.

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Having a credit card gives us power to purchase whatever we want (as long as it is within the credit limit). However, if we do not know how to deal with it, it can ruin our life and our future. As early as now, we have to identify bad habits and curb it before it is too late for our finances. Here are the don’ts and action plans:

1.Credit card payments: When we take on the responsibility of having a credit card, we have to remember two things – the cut off and the due date. Cut off refers to time covered by the billing period. This is usually sometime mid-month. There is no escaping our due date. We have to remember that if we do not pay at the right time, the bank will levy 3-4% of interest. The action plan is simple: never forget the due date.

2.Paying minimum only: If we have the money, why not pay all the credit card debts at one time? If we pay minimum and leave the rest next month, there will be new expenses. If this is our habit, we should not be surprised if our credit debts are piling. The action plan is to pay the full amount so we won’t worry about the amount the next month.

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3.Unsupervised auto debit: Today, we do not need to worry about our monthly bills because we can just link it with our credit card. While this is convenient, this is a little risky because we are allowing the companies to automatically deduct the amount. The best thing to do is to be careful when we link our credit card.

4.Know our worth: Even if we think we have a good career, it is still better if we check how much money is coming in so from there we can assess how much we are going to splurge.

If we want to keep away from debts, we should not consider credit cards because it can really take a toll on our finances. At the end of the day, everything will depend on us.

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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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The Bad Side of Muscle Relaxants  

 

Muscle relaxants are helpful – if used appropriately. Muscle relaxants help in easing muscular pain. Many Singaporeans employ the use of muscle relaxants but we have to be wary because there are a number of side effects linked with them. Unless we consult our doctors first, we should not take one at all for our safety.

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When we have sprains, strains and muscle spasms, muscle relaxants are our quick solution. We need to keep in mind that muscle relaxants do not heal our injuries but it provides temporary relief from muscle pain. Examples of muscle relaxants include chlorzoxazone, carisoprol, metaxalone, cyclobenzaprine and methocarbamol.

As mentioned earlier, these drugs are without side effects. The use of relaxants is only for a short period because long periods will lead to dependency and health abuse therefore discouraged by many physicians. Muscle relaxants focus on our central nervous system. If ingested, a person may experience:

  • Alertness: Muscle relaxants can affect the alertness of a person. A person may experience dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, steadiness and clumsiness. These can affect the alertness of a person and if experienced, certain activities should be avoided like driving.

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  • Potential heart and liver problems: There are particular relaxants called chlorzoxazone and quinine sulphate that can potentially develop heart and liver problems.
  • Urine color changes: Another side effect is the change in urine color. Patients should not worry because the change in color is harmless and the color will return once the medication is discontinued.
  • Other mild side effects: The side effects vary depending on the person. Some persons may experience dry mouth, muscle fatigue, fainting, hiccups, nausea, committing, diarrhoea, constipation, sleep disorders, weakness and trembling.

If the side effects persist, we have to go see our physician right away. It is important that we notice the side effects and do not ignore it because it might lead to more serious ones like potential and liver problems.

For those who take muscle relaxants, doctors usually recommend it together with exercise, healthy diet, rest, physical therapy and other treatments. The important thing here is not to develop dependency. It is always highly recommended that we take the right doses prescribed to us and if it does not relieve the pain anymore, we still need to see our doctors.

It is easy to take relaxants especially if we feel pain but it should not be taken lightly and without careful consideration. As much as possible, we should not consider relaxants and if the pain is unbearable, we still need to take it slow.

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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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The Best Local Food Stalls in Singapore  

 

Despite its size, Singapore is a city large in food variety with numerous restaurants and food stalls to choose from. Singapore’s food variety is largely attributable to it being one of the melting pots of Asia with plenty of cultures mingling due to it being the busiest port in the world. For anyone looking to go on a food trip, Singapore is an excellent place to do so. However, a constraint to most trips is usually the budget. Adding the fact that Singapore is also an expensive city to live in makes it more difficult to binge for those who are on a budget. So, instead of listing down the best restaurants in Singapore, we’ve listed down the best food stalls because they tend to be a lot less expensive than restaurants.

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Fu Ming Shu Shi (Redhill Lane Food Centre)

The best dish to eat here is the Singaporean version of a carrot cake or chai tow kueh. However, it isn’t actually made out of carrots nor is it a cake. It is actually made out of radish and is considered to be dimsum. They have two varieties in Fu Ming Shu Shi. The black variety is fried with thick soy sauce until caramelized while the white variety uses lighter soy sauce. Both varieties are fried with plenty of garlic and with scrambled eggs. The food here is typically under S$6, which makes it a bang for the buck.

Heng Heng (107 Owen Road)

This stall specializes in what the Singaporeans and the Malaysians call bak kut teh. Bah kut teh is meat bone tea in English. Despite the name, there is actually no tea in the dish. They only call it such because it is traditionally served with oolong tea, which is believed to dissolve the large amount of fat in bah kut teh. Heng Heng can serve you the dish for an amount less than S$5.

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You have to eat the yong tau fu in Xiu Ji. Yong tau fu is a dish consisting mainly of tofu that is stuffed with meat and served with vegetables. Xiu Ji can also serve it with fish balls and fish cake. Their version is served with noodles and a ginger dipping sauce all for a price under S$7.

Loo’s (71 Seng Poh Road, Tiong Bahru)

Hainanese curry rice is often considered as one of Singapore’s national dishes and one of the best and cheapest places to get it is in Loo’s. Loo’s serves their version with octopus, braised pork, and fried eggs among others all for a price less than S$5. The thick and sticky curry sauce on top of the dish makes it more flavorful a meal.

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Best Vacation Spots in Asia  

 

Asia is home to some beautiful cities and destinations for any kind of vacation whether for the summer, for Christmas, or any season and occasion. Some cities are home to beautiful beaches while others have old ruins and temples that have stood the test of time. And, if you’re looking for a night out in a big city, there are plenty of great spots in Asia. We’ve compiled a list to help you pick out an ideal vacation spot.

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  1. Hong Kong

This city is a sneak peak to what China is all about. But it is a little different from China because it was formerly a British colony. Which means that there are also certain Western aspects to this bustling city, which is home to theme parks, signature shops for shopping, and excursion sites. There are plenty of attractions in Hong Kong. But nothing is more attractive in this city than the beautiful cityscape.

  1. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is home to some of the oldest temples in all of Asia. Not only can you enjoy old ruins in this city but it also has some of the best beaches in the region, which makes it an ideal honeymoon and adventure spot for many couples and tourists.

  1. Tokyo, Japan

The capital of Japan, Tokyo is as bustling and as large a city as any other in the world. However, despite its reputation as one of the busiest cities, you’ll come to enjoy Tokyo because of its array of museums, temples, and skyscrapers. Best of all, nothing beats the taste of authentic Japanese sushi.mt-fuji-day-trip-including-lake-ashi-sightseeing-cruise-from-tokyo-in-tokyo-115676

  1. Phuket, Thailand

When it comes to beaches and beautiful scenery, nothing may come as good as Phuket. This spot is ideal for anyone looking to relax on the beachside while enjoying a cold bottle of beer. Best of all, Phuket is one of the more affordable vacation spots in Asia.

  1. Boracay Island, Philippines

One of the best summer destinations in all of Asia, Boracay is famous for its white sand beaches lined up with plenty of luxury resorts. This spot is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy the beachside during the day while partying the night out as this little island is home to some of the best parties in the region.

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Semakau Landfill: Where are We?  

 

There are Singaporeans who care about the waste disposal situation here. For these people, perhaps they will be relieved to know that the second phase of the development of Semakau Landfill has been accomplished. This is according to the Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA).

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The landfill’s second phase of development offers an additional capacity of sixteen million cubic metres (this is equivalent to more or less six thousand Olympic-size pools). This is said to be enough to meet the waste disposal needs of the country up to 2035 and possibly beyond.

The second phase converted the remaining 157 hectare of sea space into a landfill. The project boasts of lower overall construction cost because of minimizing the amount of sand used. It does not end there because there will be two engineering features that can help the efficacy of waste disposal.

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The first feature is the construction of a floating platform (about 200 metre). This platform will permit dump trucks to release burning ash unto the landfill ell. The other feature is the floating wastewater treatment plant. The wastewater treatment plant will meet the standards set by the Trade Effluent Discharge. It is crucial that the water will undergo treatment before it is discharged into the sea.

The second phase was spearheaded because the first phase of the landfill is expected to be fully occupied by year 2016. NEA did not allow the rich ecosystem and biodiversity of Semakau Island to be destroyed thus the transferring and transplanting of coral colonies to Sisters’ Island.

Now that we know where we are when it comes to Semakau Landfill, the least that we can do is to be conscious of our waste disposals and help protect our rich biodiversity.

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Security Measures for SingPass  

 

Even for a developed country like Singapore, we do not know for sure if our identification is secured. In the recent days, a number of users have received emails titled “SingPass account security info verification”. According to SingPass, this is a phishing email. If it is received, one should not click on the link and simply delete it right away.

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This incident paved way for SingPass to improve and enhance their features further. Actually, SingPass through Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore announced that the improved features were launched on July 5, 2015.

To date, SingPass serves more than sixty four government agencies. The users of SingPass are then allowed to access more than two hundred e-services which necessitate secure user identification. In 2013, SingPass transactions went up to fifty seven million. With this number of transactions, it is only fitting that the security measures for SingPass are improved.image008

The new security measure talks about two-factor authentication system otherwise known as 2FA. This system allows users to access crucial e-government transactions that comprise sensitive data. This is how it works: the administrator will send one-time password in addition to the log in process (that involves our SingPass ID and password).

The one-time password will be sent via our SMS. After receiving the one-time password, users will need to register for the new 2FA by logging to the SingPass website. For now, this is voluntary but come next year, it will be mandatory. Other improvements include customizing SingPass ID and resetting the passwords immediately through mobile phones.

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5 All-Natural Methods to Get Rid of Tan Lines

Apart from your holiday photos, there’s one more thing that’ll remind you of the amazing summer vacation you had—your tan lines. If you want to know how to get rid of those pesky lines on your arms, chest, neck, and legs, try scouring through your kitchen pantry for instant home remedies.65_zps15709a9d

  1. Lemon Juice. As a natural exfoliant, lemon juice is perfect for getting rid of obvious tan lines, but don’t use it alone as it could potentially burn your skin. Mix it with an equal part of honey, dab onto the lines, and leave it on for 25 minutes before washing it off.
  1. Cucumbers. The vitamin C content and natural moisture in cucumbers is what makes it an ideal tan line treatment. Cut cucumber into thin slices, mash it until it turns into paste, and then leave it on the affected area for about 20 minutes.
  1. Potatoes. Just as it can help in healing burns, potatoes can also aid in eliminating tan lines. Just like cucumbers, cut up a potato into thin slices and place it on the area to be treated. Leave it on for 15 minutes and you’ll notice colour changes in your skin in an instant.

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  1. Black Tea. If your tan line appears more like a burn line, then this treatment can be extra useful for you. All you have to do is make a cup of iced black tea, pour it into an extra spray bottle, and then spritz it to yourself after showering. Not only will this trick soothe your skin, it’ll also help in fading stark tan lines much faster.
  1. Aloe Vera. Products containing vitamin E or aloe Vera are also great remedies for bad tan lines. These products work by moisturizing your skin, helping it rejuvenate while promoting growth of skin cells. This way, you get to nourish your skin while getting rid of the pesky lines you got from lounging on the beach.

Getting rid of post-vacation beauty woes, such as tan lines, can be challenging especially if you don’t have the luxury of time to deal with it. Fortunately, there are natural treatments you can easily access at home and use them as instant remedy to ease away noticeable tan lines.

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Makeup Sticks Perfect for Your Low-Key Makeup Look

There sure are a lot of things that we feel bad being lazy about during summertime, but applying makeup isn’t one of those things. If all we need to do is swipe our favourite lippie or apply two coats of mascara, then so be it. But if you’re starting to feel really lazy in doing this too, then it’s time that you take hold on one of the following beauty sticks. Not only will they enable you to skip your makeup brushes altogether, these sticks are also excellent multitaskers that are perfect for your every beauty need.

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  1. Nudestix Lip and Cheek Pencil. When it comes to stick multitaskers, this would definitely top the list. Not only does it offer eight gorgeous shades to suit every skin tone, this pencil can also be used as an eyeshadow, blusher, and lipstick. Another thing that you’ll love about it is, it has creamy moisturizing formula despite being a pencil, making it a more ideal product to keep in your vanity to save you on those lazy days.
  1. Tarte Coloured Clay CC Primer. Not only does this product leave you with flawless-looking skin, it also contains colour correcting clays that brightens your skin and neutralizes redness and appearance of blemishes. All you need to do is dab and blend the product in certain areas of the face, and you’re good to go.
  1. Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Colour Stick. Want to sport that rosy flush as if you just got out from the gym? Then this argan lip and cheek stick is the best choice for you. Aside from its smooth finish, this makeup stick imparts a sheer and natural-looking flush on your skin. Take your pick from its five available shades—pink, coral, rosey, red, and spice—to get that subtle pop of colour to your cheeks.

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  1. Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour and Highlight. If you’re after a makeup stick with creamy texture and luminous finish, then this sculpting stick is definitely a thing to consider. Apart from its texture and finish, this highlighting stick also has light-reflecting properties that make the highlighted areas look luminous and healthy instead of being plain reflective.
  1. Lipstick Queen Cupid’s Bow. Having problems on applying the lip colour you want? Ditch your lip liner and lipstick for this lip pencil now. Aside from its incredibly pigmented and super comfortable formula, this lip pencil comes in a wide range of colours to choose from. And the packaging? It makes it so easy to work with utmost precision.

There really are times when you feel lazy to put on some makeup, so it’s a relief to know that there are products we can rely on for that “no-makeup” makeup look. Arm yourself with any of these products and ensure you still look fresh and glowing minus the effort.

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