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.

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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.

Cheers to safer and more secure days!Emak-Singpass-040714e

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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3 Things That Are Filthier Than Toilets  

 

We want our child to live healthy and clean but there will come a time that they will encounter germs. Germs thrive in dirty places and it is inconspicuous to the naked eye. This is why germs are more dangerous than ever. How can we fight something that we do not see? Well, for starters, we should identify places that they thrive in and try to kill them.

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When we hear germs, we think of the toilet. It does not need any more explanation but we will be surprised that there are filthier places than our toilets. It is important that we identify places (aside from our toilets) where germs thrive so we can avoid if not eliminate it. This article will tell us where germs reside (well, aside from our toilets).

Here’s the list:

  • Smartphone: Smartphones or tablets became a personal item for every Singaporean. Not all people know that smartphones and tablets are filthier than toilets. This is horrifying to know because we spend most of our time holding our smartphones or tablets. In fact, there are times that we eat with our bare hands while holding our phones. Let this be our warning. We have to clean it regularly and avoid bringing it in the toilet.

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  • Keyboard: If we do not hold our smartphones, we hold the keyboard most of the time especially if our job requires it. We have to be wary because keyboards contain more germs than our toilet seat. According to experts, germs in keyboards can cause food poisoning. To keep our keyboards clean, we have to disinfect it before and after using it. We also have to avoid eating at our desk.
  • Kitchen sponge: Most mothers know this – kitchen sponge is dirtier than our toilet seat. This is alarming because we use sponges to clean our utensils and other eating implements. It is imperative that we microwave our sponges for a minute or two before using it.

Now that we know where germs reside, it is time that we do some actions for the health and safety of our kids at home. Our kids do not know where germs settle so we can start by orienting them where dirt reside and what it can cause to the body.

We can fight germs through our knowledge. The good thing is that there are many cleaning items and solutions available here in Singapore. We can grab this opportunity and live healthy and clean.13-toss-the-sponge

Highest-Paid Athletes in the World  

 

Athletes not only made millions of dollars doing the thing that they love most in the world but also inspiring other people to be the best. Many athletes proved that sport can be profitable too. If we are curious about the highest-paid athletes in the world, we have to stick for more information.

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Singaporeans love sports and for sure, we know some of the highest-paid athletes in the world. To satisfy our curiosity of the highest-paid athletes, let us consider the 2014 Forbes’ list. Forbes came up with the list based on the earnings of the athletes from their bonuses, salaries, endorsements, prize money and licensing. Here’s the list:

  • Floyd Mayweather: The undefeated boxing champion is the highest-paid athlete in the world with total earnings of $105 million.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: The forward of Real Madrid and the Captain of Portugal national team is the second highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $52 million and endorsements worth $28 million.
  • LeBron James: LeBron James is a professional basketball player and now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the third highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $72.3 million and endorsements worth $53 million.
  • Lionel Messi: Lionel Messi plays for the FC Barcelona, a Spanish club. He also plays for the Argentina national team. He is the fourth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $41.7 million and endorsements worth $23 million.
  • Kobe Bryant: Kobe Bryant is a professional basketball player and plays for the Los Angeles Laker. He is the fifth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $30.5 million and endorsements worth $31 million.
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  • Tiger Woods: Tiger Woods is a professional golf player. He is the sixth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $6.2 million and endorsements worth $55 million.
  • Roger Federer: Roger Federer is a professional tennis player. He is the seventh highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $4.2 million and endorsements worth $52 million.
  • Phil Mickelson: Phil Mickelson is a professional golf player. He is the eighth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $5.2 million and endorsements worth $48 million.
  • Rafael Nadal: Rafael Nadal is a professional tennis player. He is the ninth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $14.5 million and endorsements worth $30 million.
  • Matt Ryan: Matt Ryan is a quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. He is the tenth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $42 million with endorsements worth $1.8 million.
  • Manny Pacquiao: Manny Pacquiao is a professional boxer. He is the eleventh highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $41 million and endorsements worth $800,000.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a striker of Saint-Germain, a French club. He also plays for the Swedish national team. He is the twelfth highest-paid athlete with salary/winnings worth $36.4 million and endorsements worth $4 million.
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4 Travel Traps That Will Put Your Relationship to a Test

They always say that travelling together with your man is a good way to see how strong and steady your relationship is. It will allow you to discover one another’s quirky habits and get to know each other on a much deeper level. But although it will reveal a lot of things about your partner, it might also lead to a serious conflict. If not careful enough, these four travel traps might turn your dream getaway into a nightmare and even put your relationship to a test.

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1. Running Late For Your Trip. If there is something that can ruin your mood during your trip, it would be tardiness. While it may not be your fault, running late for you airport check-ins, or any activity in your vacation may lead to quarrels and missed experiences that you could’ve both enjoyed.

To avoid this from happening, ensure that both of you can get to your agreed venue hours before your scheduled time. If the circumstances are just beyond your control, compensate because sure enough there are other fun things that you can enjoy during your trip.

2. Sudden Changes in the Itinerary. You’ve finally arrived at your destination and you can no longer contain your excitement for the tour you’d be joining, when it suddenly gets cancelled. This kind of changes are quite common in trips, especially if you’re going to engage in outdoor activities like hiking as this kind of activities rely on the weather.76388-640x360-national-gallery-couple-640

If this happens in your trip, consider it as an opportunity for you to do other things that you like. You can go and explore the area, or just cuddle up in your room. At least you’ve got enough time to unwind along with your significant other.

3. Failing to be Agree on the Same Thing. If his idea of enjoying your trip include activities like bungee jumping, while yours is relaxing in your hotel and reading some good book, then there’s a big chance that you’ll experience a bit of friction during your trip.

A good way to avoid this is to manage each other’s expectations of the trip and create an itinerary around those expectations. That way, you’ll have enough time to enjoy the activities that you like and have a happy and satisfying trip.

4. Getting Lost. While it can be a fun adventure to get lost in a new place, it could also become the root of your argument and conflict during the trip. Getting lost may not be much of a problem though, if you’re in a place with lots of people and cell site, but if you’re in a rural area, then you may need to put some extra effort to find your way home.

When this happens, don’t hesitate to ask for directions from the locals. You can also look for public places like restaurants and police stations to assist you. What’s important is that you stay together and extend your patience with each other. As much as possible, avoid finger-pointing because it won’t help in the situation that you’re in.lost-couple-traveling-honeymoon1

Ways to Deal with Three of the Most Difficult Types of Partners

Even if you’re the most patient person in the world, dealing with a difficult partner will still push you to your limits. Although it’s normal and healthy to fight in relationships, it’s still important to avoid the trouble before it even starts. So before you become too frustrated with your partner, here are three types of the most difficult partners that you can have, as well as the ways on how you can deal and improve your relationship with them.

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  1. The Jealous Type

Ever had a partner who seem to never trust you? Well, that’s how jealous partners work. This type of partner acts the way he does because they are highly insecure in a way that he himself can’t help. Some of them are even aware that most of their paranoia is irrational, but they still can’t help feeling the fear and insecurity. While it may sometimes feel like a question of trust, it’s actually not you they distrust but the people around you or the situation that you’re in. They fear that somebody out there is bound to steal you away from him.

The Fix: Although it’s easier to just bicker with a jealous partner, having proper communication is really the key to solve his trust issues. You can reassure him by arranging a dinner date where both of you and your guy friends can hang out together. That way, your guy and your friends can have actual conversations, and once he sees that your guy friend isn’t really the horrible person he thinks him to be, he’ll learn to ease up. This may take some time though, so just be patient with him.

  1. The Moody Type

While being moody is quite common in girls, there are still plenty of guys who get all too sensitive and broody in just a minute. Although this can be hard, since your moods tend to get intertwined with your partner, it’s important that you understand that they didn’t want to feel bad all of a sudden. When their mood strikes, they can’t do anything to fend off from it. Understand that more than you or anyone else, they themselves want the sadness to end.

The Fix: One good thing about moods is that they end just as inevitably and suddenly as they begin. While it’s quite common to want to help and cheer your partner up, doing so won’t help most of the time. Moods have no cause or fix – they just happen and end. It’s important that you remind him about this and to ensure that you’ll just be by his side until the sadness fades.

  1. The Addict Type

Almost everyone has a vice. They are good stress relievers and has already become a part of our everyday life. If you’re lucky enough, your partner may be addicted to baking you cookies and cupcakes but more often, we get partners who are smokers, or worse, porn addicts. This happens as it’s not impossible for you to fall in love with someone who has a vice that you don’t altogether agree with. Although you don’t want to be controlling, you still fear for your partner’s health and this makes you want to force a well-meant change into his life.smoke_man

The Fix: There are several ways as to how you can make your partner realize that have already become addicted on a particular vice. But regardless of the method you choose to use, it’s important that you do it out of love and not out of judgment. Once he realizes and admits the problem, all that’s left to do is to discipline him. Remember to not falter in this phase though, as your partner surely will.

Relationships are a two-way street, which is why both parties need to work toward finding common ground to make their relationship prosper. Instead of arguing about your partner’s traits and behaviour, learn to understand and care for him even more.upset-couple

5 Best Sites for Booking Flights Online

No trip begins without booking a flight and accommodation first, and with a lot of sites available today, booking everything can become a time-consuming process.  Luckily, we’ve listed down five of the best online sites that can help you with your travelling needs and allow you to book your travel like a pro.

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  1. Kayak

Just like with other booking sites, Kayak promises to be your single destination when it comes to airfare, hotel bookings, car rentals and even your vacation packages.  What’s unique about Kayak is that they dig through hundreds of booking and travel sites to provide you with the lowest possible price on travel. Their service is also quite simple to use. You just have to select what you need – flight, hotel stay or car rental – and input the dates of your trip. Once the results appear, you can just modify other available options from the sidebar, making booking a flight and hotel such an easy task.

  1. Hipmunk

Another similar site that helps you search for the lowest airfare, hotel bookings and car rentals is Hipmunk. Other than serving you the best prices there is, Hipmunk also offers a perk that you won’t be able to find elsewhere – the sorting of flights using an “agony” factor. Through this, you’ll have an idea as to what you might get for before booking a flight or a room, making it a lot easier for you to pick the flight or hotel that works for your budget and needs.

  1. Travelocity

Known as one of the pioneering websites for travel search, Travelocity also offers flight, hotel, car rental and package searches. But unlike other sites, Travelocity acts like a virtual travel agent that allows direct flight and hotel bookings so that you can secure your travel details with them. If there are some changes or problems with your booking, you can simply call them and they’ll gladly work on your concern.travelocity

  1. ITA Matrix

ITA Matrix is site perfect for travellers who love to tweak airfares, get extended layovers and book multi-city flights. The site directly searches on major airlines while allowing globetrotters to modify every aspect of their search. With ITA Matrix’s nature however, you’ll need to be a bit knowledgeable about how booking airfare works. By knowing the sales city options and sales currency, you can already use ITA Matrix to travel the world at cheap prices.

  1. SkyScanner

If you love travelling but don’t have enough time to master ITA Matrix, then SkyScanner is for you. The travel booking site will show you a month and even a year overview of flight airfares between two cities. Aside from that, SkyScanner also has a mobile app that you can use to book trips on-the-go. It has a globe view with the prices from your departure location hovering around the map, providing an inspiration for your next destination.

With these online travel sites, travelling around the globe already became easier. So, what are you waiting for? Start satisfying your wanderlust now in just a few mouse clicks.skyscanner-new2