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5 Things to Do In Singapore

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5 things to do when you travel to Singapore

Singapore tops the bucket list of almost every avid traveler. Whether you are an urban explorer, an adventure-lover or even a foodie, this beautiful metropolis has a lot in store for you and will leave you wanting for more.

If you plan to visit Singapore but cannot decide which places you must visit or what are the things you should do then this list of 5 things to do in Singapore will prove to be a perfect guide.  

1.Shop till you drop at the Orchard Road 

Orchard Road is an entertainment and shopping avenue located in the center of Singapore. It is full of luxury shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants. This place alone can give you a feel of how glamorous and glitzy Singapore is.  

There are many retail shops and shopping malls here, and if you wish to explore all of them, a day will not be enough. So, this is a perfect place for all those who love shopping, and if you plan to visit Singapore during the annual sale season (Great Singapore Sale) you are going to go crazy.  

2. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from Sands SkyPark  

Marina Bay Sands is one of the most popular hotels in the world, and it has a SkyPark that gives you an amazing 360-degree view of Singapore, something which you will never ever forget.

When standing here you will get a perfect view of the Singapore Flyer, the Iconic Merlion, and the Gardens of the Bay. It will be to visit this place in the afternoon and catch the sunset, as it looks absolutely mesmerizing.  

3.Gorge on the local food  

If you truly want to explore the culture of a city then you should certainly try its local cuisine. Singapore has lots for you to explore in this domain as well. You can try its local favorites including laksa, chicken rice, chili crab, or devour on the Chinese, Tamil, and Malay cuisines that are very popular.

If you love spicy food you can visit Mala in Singapore. You can also visit Lau Pa Sat, which is one of the most popular food markets in Singapore. You have many food choices here but amongst those that you must not miss trying are chicken satay and murtabak.

If you are not aware of what food to eat in Singapore, you can always visit Tua Pui Says Lifestyle Blog. Tua Pui Says recommend several great food and fun places to visit in Singapore.  

4.Rekindle your senses at Sentosa  

Sentosa Island is located just 15 minutes away from the center of the city and has many exciting attractions making it an amazing island resort for people of all age groups.

Here you will get to view Singapore’s tallest Merlion statue and also explore attractions like Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium, and Resorts World Singapore.  

5. Enjoy Chinese culture in Chinatown  

Singapore’s Chinatown is a great amalgamation of the old and the new. The old temples, traditional wet markets, and historic shophouses give a glimpse of the Chinese culture and heritage. Also, you will love the teahouses and family-run stores present here.

On the other hand, the chic restaurants, hip bars, and boutique hotels are modern and fascinating. Whether old or new, the Chinese charm of Chinatown will surely leave you spellbound.  

Conclusion

These are just the most popular 5 things to do in Singapore, but the city has a lot more to offer. Whether you are planning a trip with your family, beloved, friends, or even alone, Singapore will make sure you have the most amazing time and create wonderful memories that you will cherish forever.

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Where To Get A Tattoo Removed In Boston

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Tattoo Removal in Boston

There is a lot of uncertainty regarding tattoo removal. Those interviewed on the possibility of having a tattoo removed said their greatest fear was the pain associated with the removal process. Another cause of alarm is the possibility that after all the cost involved, the process may still not work. This is especially so with skin color tattoo removal. Some people seek for tattoo removal service from hospitals. You may still access such services form specialized tattoo removal facilities. In Boston, the Finery is the leading facility that offers affordable services.

Information relating tattoo removal is available online. We recommend that one does a small research on tattoos, methods of removal and possible side effects. You should also identify a specialist in such services.  the Finery is a good facility that also offers excellent pretreatment service. You also get professional advice on after care and the type of products to use. You may identify other facilities as well. The Boston laser tattoo removal network recommends that clients be sincere regarding the tattoos. this makes it easier for a professional tattoo removal specialist to come up with a good plan on how to remove it. Information relating to the ink used, time when you got the tattoo, any allergies and medical history should be disclosed.

Bimat Eyelash Growth System

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bimatoprost eyelash serum

Bimat Eyelash Growth System, also called Bimatoprost, is a 3ml serum that claims to be able to help ‘regrow’ eyelashes, as well as a range of other types of facial hair (including eyebrows, hair, beard and more). The Bimat lash growth serum comes in a small tube and is applied as drops. Theoretically, all one has to do is apply these drops on a regular basis, and then they should be able to enjoy longer, lusher, and more plentiful eyelashes.

To many people, this is a dream come true – thick lashes can make a huge difference to overall appearance and provide a real confidence boost. But the question is whether or not the product can really deliver on its claims. How does it work? And what results can you expect realistically?

How it Works

Bimat Eyelash Growth System is interesting because it is a precise analogue of another product: Latisse Lash Growth Drops. This is possible when a company doesn’t patent the ingredients in its formula. The result is that anyone can create products with the precise same composition, and simply sell them under a different name. We see this with products that package and resell paracetamol, ibuprofen, and aspirin – such as Neurofen.

The savvy buyer can therefore find a cheaper alternative to a product that they rely on, without sacrificing any of the quality or the effectiveness.

The active ingredient in Latisse Lash Growth Drops is the precise same as that found in Bimat Eyelash Growth System: Bimatoprost. This same ingredient is also found in many hair growth formula. It is an analog of prostaglandin, and works by encouraging the release of aqueous fluids from the eyes, while reducing pressure within them.

The same substance has also been found to be effective in treating glaucomas and a range of other eye and vision related issues.

bimatoprost eyelash growth

What to Expect

Unlike many similar products, Bimatoprost 0.03 ophthalmic solution (also known as Eyelash Growth Serum) have been shown to work effectively in clinical trials. Participants that used the product found that the active ingredient – bimatoprost – could significantly increase the length of their lashes. It was therefore approved by the FDA in 2008.

So, what should you expect if you start using Bimat Eyelash Growth System? While the effects won’t be immediately noticeable, you should find that after a number of days or weeks, your eyelashes begin to appear longer and fuller – especially if they have recently lost fullness.

In short then, this is one of those products that ‘just works’, and it is an easy recommendation for those hoping to restore full and luscious lashes.

When is The Right Time To Go To The Hospital in Labor

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A question that every pregnant woman has (who is having their baby in a hospital) is….when is the right time to go to the hospital when in labor? A lot of women get so excited by their first contractions that when they finally start getting stronger and more frequent, they head straight to the hospital to only get turned away and sent home. Well, I’m about to clear it all up for you so you can make sure you’re getting to the hospital at the right time.

If you were to ask your doctor when you should start heading to the hospital when in labor, the answer that he/she will probably give you is when your contractions are 5-1-1 or if your water has broken. What’s 5-1-1? Let me break it down for you.

5 – when your contractions are 5 minutes apart 1 – when your contractions are 1 minute long each 1 – when this has been a consistent pattern for 1 hour

labor-diagram

(I recommend downloading a contraction timer on your smartphone to keep track of the duration and frequency.)

When women hear this, they will wait until they have reached that 5-1-1 pattern and as soon as it has been an hour and that’s the consistent pattern, they head straight to the hospital. What a lot of women don’t know is that 5-1-1 is when you have just entered into Active Labor and just finished Early Labor and you still have hours to go until you meet your baby.

Women also don’t know that their contractions will more than likely start spacing out once they get to the hospital if they go straight at 5-1-1. Why is that? When you are at home you are in a place that is familiar and comfortable. Your body feels more relaxed and feels safe and is able to progress faster. When you are in an unfamiliar place, even when you are trying to relax your body, it tenses up and stalls out your labor since it’s in a foreign place. Unfortunately I have seen it happen several times. Women think they are ready to go to the hospital and have reached a certain point in their labor and their labor slows down or stalls once they are at the hospital. You can stay home longer to avoid this from happening. This is why I normally recommend that women go to the hospital when their labor is 4-1-1 or 3-1-1. This will greatly reduce your chances of being sent back home.

Now if your water has broken first before contractions have started, that’s a little bit of a different story. When your water breaks you want to remember this acronym, COAT.

C – Color: What is the color of your water?

If your water is clear, that’s a good thing, but if it has green, black or brown in it, that means that your baby has probably passed his/her first poop (which is called meconium). This means that the baby could be in distress. If you see pink or pinky red, that’s normal. It means that your cervix is dilating which is what it needs to do to get you to pushing. If your water is clear, pink, or pinky-red, you have up to 8-hours to get to the hospital. (Hospital standards) If your water has green, black and/or brown in it, that means there is meconium and that means you need to head to the hospital to make sure that your baby is okay.

If women are GBS positive, you will want to go to the hospital a little sooner since you will need at least two rounds of medication (penicillin) before baby is born. The penicillin takes about 30 minutes to go through your IV each round and they administer it every 4 hours. That means that you will need to be at the hospital for 4-hours since they will give you the first round once you are checked-in and another round 4 hours later. (If your baby comes sooner than that, it’s okay. I’ve had this happen to a client or two and they treat the baby after he/she is born to make sure everything is okay.)

O – Odor: What does your water smell like?

Your water shouldn’t have a crazy different smell to it. It should be odorless or have a regular vaginal smell, nothing abnormal. If your water/amniotic fluid smells bad, like a rotten smell or something sour or anything different at all that doesn’t smell right, it could mean that you can an infection and should go to the hospital right then.

A – Amount: How much of your water came out when it broke?

The reason why the nurse will ask you this when you call is they want to know if the tear was a high tear in the amniotic sac or a low tear. If there was a big gush when your water broke, it means that the tear in the amniotic sac is a low tear. That makes it closer to the cervix and expels the water around baby’s head which is a lot more water. If there was just a trickle coming out here and there then that means there is a high tear in your amniotic sac so every time you move or baby moves a little water comes out.

NOTE: Many women don’t know that when your water breaks water doesn’t stop coming out until after your baby is born. There isn’t just one gush and it’s done. Once your water breaks the water keeps leaking and coming out until your baby is born. T – Time: What time did your water break?

The nurse will ask you this when you call in because they want to know how much time you have until they need to make some medical decisions. A lot of doctors require that babies be born within 24-hours after your water has been broken. The reason for that is your chances for developing an infection (chorioamnionitis) is much greater after 24-hours of the water being broken. Signs for this is when your temperature rises. This is why they will continuously check your temperature every couple of hours while in labor if your water has broken. Once you start reaching the 24-hour mark of your water being broken and you are not making enough progress, they will then start planning for a c-section.

NOTE: This is a good reason to rethink them breaking your water too soon. If your doctor or nurse wants to break your water too soon, remember that you are then on a clock after they break it and you have to have your baby within 24-hours before they recommend a c-section.

There are also two things to look out for when you think your water breaks: 1) making sure you didn’t pee yourself and 2) making sure that your baby continues to move.

There have been many women who rush to the hospital that swear that their water broke, the nurses then test to make sure that it really is amniotic fluid and all of a sudden the test comes back negative that it’s not amniotic fluid and that it is more than likely just urine. If this happens to you, don’t be embarrassed. You are not the first woman to have this happen and you certainly won’t be the last. To make sure that your water did truly break here’s what you can do:

Go to the restroom and try to completely empty your bladder. Then go to your room and lie down completely flat on your bed for a minute or two. Finally, you will get up and check to see if any more fluid came out when you sat up.

When you get up, your water should come out some more since you’ve moved around and your bladder is empty. If nothing came out, I hate to say it, it was probably just pee. No need to try and get contractions going or getting ready for the hospital.

The second thing to look out for is making sure that your baby is still moving. If your baby is not moving after a while, drink some orange juice (or some type of sugary drink) and lay on your side to see if your baby wakes up and starts moving. If your baby doesn’t move after a few minutes after that it could mean that the cord has slipped through the cervix and into the birth canal (called cord prolapse). This is rare (only happens 1 in 300 births) but it’s something to look out for because that cord is your baby’s life line. If you think that this has happened, get on your knees, keep your tush in the air and your face to the ground to try and get as much pressure off the cord to keep your baby breathing and his/her heart beating and call an ambulance/IMMEDIATELY go to the hospital.

So, to recap, here’s when to go to the hospital in labor: When your contractions are 4-1-1 or 3-1-1. When your water has been broken and you have developed some contractions. (Within 8-hours of it breaking.) If your water has a foul smell, if your water has green, black, or brown in it, or if baby stops moving.

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These women are disrupting their industries one click at a time

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When it comes to emerging technology we don’t always think of women in lifestyle. Instead, our minds dart to computer programmers, IT gurus and software developers. 

Thanks to these forward-thinking female entrepreneurs however, that’s all starting to change. They’ve turned their hard work and determination into thriving businesses – all thanks to a bright idea, and a helping hand from the right devices. 

These days, if you’re a busy content creator or a business mogul in the making – there’s nothing more important than having the best tools. But how do you choose which products to go with? Easy – you go with the ones that help you do your best work.  Read more…

More about Tech, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Women In Tech, and Consumer Tech

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Perfect Beach Dress for Summer Fun

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Summer is here again and it is time to head to the beach, learn what are the perfect beach dress for summer fun below at so-sew-easy.com

The town where I grew up sits in a valley over a mile (1800 meters) above sea level and surrounded by mountains.  But if you found it on a map, you’d see we were not really too far from the sea.  From time to time, we went to the beach in the … Continue reading →

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6 Hip Opening Stretches To Do During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is not easy for a women with the weight increase and back stiffness, learn this great Hip Stretches you can do during pregnancy.

Stretching and exercise is so important during pregnancy. Why, you ask? Well, now that you’re carrying around extra weight and fluids, it can make you feel sore, tired and downright uncomfortable. Stretching during your pregnancy helps relieve your aching joints, reduce muscle tension, relieve lower back pain, increase flexibility, help you relax, and, BEST of all, better prepare you for childbirth. All of these stretches are things that you can benefit from when you’re preparing to give birth. What pregnant mama doesn’t want that?

It’s time to prepare your body for labor by incorporating specific hip stretches into your prenatal workout routine. Remember that the hormones released into your body during pregnancy loosen ligaments in your joints naturally. This is intended to aid childbirth, but it also leaves you more prone to injuries. Get your doctor’s approval before beginning any new exercise regimen during pregnancy. If you experience any discomfort in your hips, stop exercising. Do not stretch a sore muscle. If there’s any pain, talk to your doctor.

(Note: Obviously, I’m not expecting, but I wanted to take some photos to show you these stretches so you can perform them safely.)

Butterfly / Tailor Pose

buttefly stretch

butterfly stretch

buttefly stretch

butterfly stretch

This is a fantastic stretch for the inner thighs, hips, and groin. This pose not only helps widens your hips, it also helps ease aches in your lower back.

While sitting on the ground, bring the soles of your shoes together, allowing your knees to point out to each side. Grasping your feet or ankles, draw both heels in as close to your body as is comfortable. Lean forward slightly and hold that position. Focus on taking big deep belly breaths. For an even deeper stretch, press your thighs down with your hands or elbows to bring your knees closer to the ground. Hold that pose and focus on the stretch and your breath. Squats / Garland Pose

squat

Squats help strengthen your thighs and open up your pelvis in preparation for childbirth. Ina May said, “squat 300 times a day, you’re going to give birth quickly.” If I were pregnant, that’s motivation enough for me! I don’t know about 300 though… lol!

Stand with feet facing forward or slightly outward, shoulder-width or slightly wider than hip-distance, apart. Slowly and fluidly bend your knees and lower your body, extending the arms out in front for balance if helpful. Balance your weight on the balls of your heels and pause. Breathe and slowly rise back up and then repeat the action. Hip Flexor Stretch

hip flexor stretch

hip flexor stretch

resting pigeon

The hip flexors are the muscles at the top of your thighs that allow you to lift your knees and bend at the waist.

Kneel on your right knee and put your left foot in front of you so your leg forms a right angle. Put your left hand on your left thigh for balance and put your right hand on your right hip or also on your left thigh. Keeping your back straight, lean forward and shift your body weight to the forward leg. You will feel the stretch in the right thigh. Hold for 30 seconds, then switch legs and repeat. Pigeon

pigeon pose

With this pose, you can use a yoga strap or yoga brick to help you ease into this hip stretch until your flexibility increases.

Sit on your mat with one leg extended behind you. Bend your front leg to 90 degrees and, if sitting on a mat, walk your foot to the inside edge of your mat. Inhale as you lay your knee down flat (at the opposite edge of the mat). Hold for a few minutes and repeat on the other side.  Figure 4

figure 4 stretch

figure 4 stretch

This stretch is an excellent way to release the hips and tight glutes! You’ll be amazed by how much easier you’re able to move — and deeper you can squat!

Start lying on your back with knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Lift right leg and cross right ankle over the knee. Reach hands around left leg to meet under thigh (as shown). Draw the left thigh towards you while keeping your torso pressed against floor. Use your right elbow to gently press right knee away from you as you draw thigh in closer. Hold for 3-5 breaths, deepening the stretch with every exhale, then switch sides. Seated Straddle

straddle

Extend both legs out wide with your feet flexed. Press your pelvis and hamstrings into the floor to help straighten your spine. Stay in this position if this is enough of a stretch for the backs of your legs, or walk your hands out in front of you.

Remember, stretching during pregnancy helps protect your freedom of movement and prevent muscle injury. It’s important to keep your muscles and joints strong and flexible for an easier labor.

If you don’t stretch during your pregnancy:

You could reduce your joint range of motion. You could make your muscles become short and tight, so that they function less efficiently. It can lead to spinal misalignment, which can cause mild to severe back pain and can cause specific muscle groups to tighten. Over time, spinal misalignment can distort the shapes of major muscle groups.

Other benefits of stretching during pregnancy are:

It helps bring oxygenated blood into your muscles, to give you more energy and help flush out toxins and lactic acid, so you’ll experience less muscle soreness. If done properly with deep breathing, stretching also helps bring more oxygen to your baby to help him/her grow. It helps keep you loose, calm and relaxed. It keeps you flexible. Stretching before and after exercise prevents injury and sore muscles It helps to relieve physical and mental tension. It helps to lengthen your muscles to permanently enhance your flexibility. Stretching regularly helps to lubricate your joints so that they move smoothly and without pain. Stretching regularly gives you a greater freedom of movement. It helps counterbalance the biochemical effects that pregnancy can have on your body. It can also help you cope with the psychological and emotional stress of pregnancy. It not only helps you prepare for the birth of your child, but can help you get into the habit of taking time out for yourself to rest and rejuvenate before the demands of parenting become overwhelming, so that once your baby arrives you’ll remember that you need to take care of yourself in order to be able to take care of him.

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Characteristics of Heavy Duty Zippers

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zipper shipper

What are some of the characteristics of heavy duty zippers that make them hardy? What are these zippers meant for? Why are they known as heavy duty zippers in the first place? Well, the heavy-duty zippers are meant of clothing items such as coats, canvas, heavy jackets, and sleeping bags and so on.

One of the characteristics of heavy duty zippers is that they are made for applications that require extra strength. As such, all clothing items that are meant for outdoor use are supposed to have heavy duty zippers.

Are you a company that deals with construction work? Well, your construction workers will require jackets that use the heavy duty zippers. For the rugged jackets, extra heavy zippers are required.

For this reason, when you are buying zippers or replacement zippers, you need to specify the use of the zippers so that you can get the heavy duty ones for this purpose. The heavy-duty zippers also come in many forms. If you require seperating zippers, all you have to do is make this specification in your order.

One of the things that make heavy-duty zippers hardy is that they come with metal teeth made from materials such as brass, nickel, aluminum and such. They also come in the molded plastic material.

Visit Yoga Evolution Retreats In Portugal, Europe

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Visit Yoga Evolution Retreats In Portugal, Europe

Take your next yoga break deep in the heart of central Portugal where time literally stands still and soon after, your mind becomes a little quieter too. 

When you arrive at Yoga Evolution Retreats for your well deserved and earned yoga holiday, you find yourself under blanket of stars and planets which brings a grounding feeling of calmness. You are shown to your rooms and have all of the facilities pointed out to you. We then make our way over to the restaurant terrace which overlooks the lake of Bacelo, for evening supper. This is lovely soup, bread and salad with cheese and olives. After having everything explained to us, we then set of to get a good nights sleep, only to be woken by the wonderful sounds of mother nature.

Accommodation

You can choose from single, double, twin or stay in an eco caravan. All of the rooms are just beautifully decorated and the beds, super comfortable. The rooms are spread out over several building and you even have the option of having your own en-suite stone cottage.

The Food

This is lovely vegetarian whole food cooked by the resident chef who has been at the yoga centre for some time. The meals are all very well balanced and so nutritious. After a few days of being on the diet you feel wonderful and full of health and vitality.

Yoga Practice

They accommodate all levels of experience here and are both senior yoga teacher with an abundance of knowledge. Classes are all mostly led classes and the styles are, ashtanga yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa flow all taught with mindful meditation practices in a very thoughtful and skilful way.

The Grounds

This is an old estate that was once home to the local Padre and he employed all of the local people. The ground are around 13 acres with so many different species of trees dotted everywhere. It takes nearly three hours to walk the grounds and you even have a stream at the bottom of the valley. If swimming is your thing then you can take a dip in. The large natural salt water swimming pool with some lovely sun loungers.

After just one week your knowledge about all things yoga will grow and all of the stresses of life will be in order as you have given yourself a well earned break and had everything taken care of.

A wonderful place set in the heart of nature

Why You Should Get The Norwex Mop

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Why You Should Get The Norwex Mop

When it comes to the best cleaning products on the planet, one of the things that people ask is whether the Norwex Mop is actually worth it. The answer is “yes” and there are some pretty compelling reasons why.

This is simply one of the best cleaning products on the market and with this collection you are not just getting a mop and bucket, you are getting a system that will allow you to clean your floors better than anything else on the market.

This mop has been handcrafted to clean your floors better than anything else and make it a lot easier on you. The quality of this product is second to none with each component specifically designed to last as long as possible and did the best job that it can.

There really is no better choice out there when it comes to mopping your floor than the Norwex Mop. If you want to avoid the dreaded chores of cleaning the floors by hand, this is the best mop you can possibly get. Your floors will shine after the work is done, and mopping the floor will take a lot less time than you are used to.

This mop features a telescopic handle that allows you to become as comfortable with it is possible, as well as incredible features like high quality aluminum construction, adjustments from around 38 inches all the way up to 62.9 inches, a solid base that allows you to clean the floors better than other comparable mops, and superior dry mop pads that come in two different sizes to fit the mop base and soak up all of the water while he cleans the dirt and bacteria on your floors to make for the best possible cleaning job that you could ever do.