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Why Are Kids’ Magazines Beneficial To Children?

One of the beautiful things about kids is that they are curious by nature. They like to ask a lot of questions, they are not afraid to get dirty, and they try different things. One way to enhance their curious minds is by letting them read kids magazines.

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Letting your kids read a children’s magazine isn’t only a good way to boost their curiosity, it is also a way to make them interested to read non-fiction publications. Letting them read a full-length book can be a bit overwhelming especially if they are just starting to read. Books can have very small texts and most of them don’t have pictures to attract the young ones to read further. Children’s magazine, on the other hand, makes reading fun for kids. The colours are lively, the pictures are relatable, and the overall content is easy to understand.

Science magazine for kids is probably the most popular kind of magazine for kids. As stated earlier, kids have a lot of questions, especially when they reach 3-6 years old. Kids in this age normally have questions such as “Where did the rain go?”,Why is the Earth round?”, or “Where do babies come from?” It can get a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time mom. That’s why science magazine for kids would be of great help. These kinds of magazines gently, but efficiently explains the answers to kids. It covers topics like astronomy, animals, and general chemistry. It usually comes with fun do-it-yourself projects too.

Kids’ magazines, in general, have a lot of advantages, besides making reading fun for kids. One of them is that it improves a child’s vocabulary. Conversing with your child isn’t the only way to widen his word bank, reading is an effective way too. Magazines usually use simple and easy to understand words. Kids who have a wide vocabulary range has a great advantage over those who doesn’t.

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Another great advantage that children’s magazine have is that it brings children and parents closer. Reading magazines together will create a special bond between them. Not everything that is written on the magazine can be understood easily by a child, they will begin firing questions as soon as they start reading. And who else is there to answer their questions but their parents, right? Nowadays, teenagers and even some kids don’t talk to their parents anymore. They are too secretive and oftentimes, they just rely on the Internet for answers rather than asking their parents. It could be avoided if you’ll start to talk to your kids more and bond through reading and answering their questions at an early age.

Reading is such a wonderful thing that everyone should take advantage of, even kids. Of course, the best way to make them be interested in reading is by assuring them that there will be attractive pictures that accompany the texts. Kid’s magazines are great reading materials to get started. Letting your children read magazines have a lot of advantages, but the most important one is that it keeps them curious and craving for more information.

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When to End a Relationship

Starting a relationship is always a sweet one. You get to meet this person, discover that you both share a lot of similarities, discover just how much you enjoy this person’s company, and then you start wondering whether this is the soul mate you’ve long been waiting for. Ending a relationship on the other hand can be a brutal and brisk affair while for some it can be an agonizing slow painful death. Almost immediately you’re certain this is not the person you’ve been looking for. You even wonder whatever you’ve seen in this other person. Here are some signs when you know it’s about time to end a relationship:

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You feel abused in your relationship

If you find yourself in an abusive relationship, then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t make a move to end that unhealthy relationship. In fact, the moment that your parent has laid hands on you and shown signs of being an abusive partner is when you should start packing. Staying longer is only an act of denial thinking and hoping that the abusive partner will change later on.

You no longer love the other person as much as you once did

Love should be the basis for your relationship and nothing else. It cannot be out of pity or necessity. If you have realized that you no longer love the other person, then better come honest and open about it right away. You might be doing both yourself and your partner a favor when you do so. If you notice that your partner doesn’t seem to treat you in a loving manner, this can be a sign to get out of the relationship as well.

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You can no longer trust the other person

Aside from love, trust is an important component in a healthy loving relationship. Without trust, your relationship is only going nowhere. If you’re partner has done a grave error causing you to lose your trust, your partner should be aware of this so that he or she can be given a second chance and try to earn that trust again.

You’re no longer happy in the relationship

You know that you’re in a healthy relationship when you’re stress-free and happy most of the times. You know that you’re not when you’re always troubled and filled with negative emotions. It’s about time to say goodbye when you’re just unhappy and emotionally stressed for the most part.

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Why We Fall in Love

Singapore has seen numerous cases of broken families, childbirths out of wedlock, and even of long term relationships only gone sour. Yet, people still insist on finding that special someone they can share the rest of their lives with. It seems that human beings are wired to have that emotional need for love. Love is powerful enough to shred our emotions to pieces and yet it’s too irresistible to ignore once it comes knocking back in our hearts. Let’s see what the experts among us think as to why human beings simply fall in love.

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Blame it on the hormones

Scientists have observed that we produce certain chemical compounds in our body when we meet someone that causes the attraction. Samples of such hormones can be the Oxytocin and Vasopressin. These hormones send signals in our brains making us feel the emotional equivalent for desire and attraction. We also have certain preferences on a combination of hormones which explains why we only get attracted to some people.

It’s all in the mind

Psychologists say that love is caused by the psychological factors at work in an individual. Discovering that you share the same things that you love makes you feel closer to another person. Spending a considerable amount of time with someone and sharing intimate conversations can make you feel that you both like each other. Psychologists suggest that it is what we believe in that fuels romance and passion with another person.

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Let’s get physical

Most of us fall in love through our eyes. This is probably how the cliché Love at First Sight came about. We each have a mental picture of what is a beautiful and sexy woman or a gorgeous man. These aesthetic and sexual preferences that we hold in our mind will trigger the emotional equivalent of physical attraction once we meet someone who resembles our desired image.

Because it’s social

Lastly, our environment has a lot to do in shaping us to become beings with longings to be in a relationship. Families are the building units of societies so our society would encourage its individual members to build families in order for the society to thrive. We are also living in an age where social media heavily influences the way we think and live our lives. We see a lot of desirable images of couples in a relationship making us want to have something similar.

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Tips on How to Wear High Heels Painlessly  

 

Women always want to look their best even if it means there is pain. Anyway pain will subside once we are used to it. For example, wearing of high heels is a pleasant sight but it can be very uncomfortable and painful for many women. If you are in the corporate world, sometimes we are required to wear high heels.

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When we go to parties, we also wear high heels. High heels look fashionable but we have to endure it. Actually there are others who never got used to it. We just adopt the “fake it till you make it” or “grin and bear it” adage. Sometimes our love for stylish shoes goes above our desire to walk comfortably. There is nothing wrong with that but we have to know that there are ways on how to wear high heels painlessly as possible.

Here are some tips:

  • Pick the right size: The most common mistake of women is picking the wrong shoe size and end up either regretting or in pain. Do not assume that you have the same foot size from five years later. You have to know that foot size varies over the years especially after bearing children. The best thing to do here is to have it measured at least once a year.
  • Know thy foot type: Of course there is such thing as foot type and knowing it is the key to a more comfortable use. The best person that can help you is the podiatrist. The podiatrist will know what is going on and what your foot type is. If podiatrist is not available, there are still things that you can consider. You should discover on your own if you have a high-arch foot or flat foot. One neat trick is to step on a construction paper and making an impression using wet foot.

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  • The thicker the heel, the better: When it comes to comfort and stylish, the heels should be thicker. Remember the rule that the thicker the heel, the better. Avoid thin heels like stilettos. Stilettos are not recommended for women on the go since it can cause foot to tremble all the time.
  • Take breaks: It is important that you take breaks. Make sure to kick off those shoes and stretch toes and ankles. Speaking of stretches, you have to seriously consider it. Stretches should target the ankle and the front of the foot by pointing toes down or putting it up using strap.
  • Opt for more coverage: Remember that the more coverage you consider on top of your foot, the easier it is to use. High heeled boots make an excellent choice. You can wear it all day if you prefer. Choosing shoes with more coverage on top can actually avoid blisters and friction.

In high heels, we will surely look fabulous and fierce but it is not everything. If things are very painful, there is no use enduring it. There are many flat shoes here in Singapore that we can consider. Flat shoes are better than high heels because it gives comfort to the sole. Long hours of standing and walk will not matter if we use flats.

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Crazy Travel Beliefs Around the World

 

Every country has different rituals and beliefs when it comes to traveling, and there are many travellers who carry their beliefs together with their luggage. Many of these beliefs keeps us wary and careful, and thus are for our own good. But, sometimes, they can also spoil the fun of traveling. When we travel, we should get rid of these “spoiler” beliefs and simply enjoy the place we’re visiting.

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It is frightening going outside Singapore and even we have sets of travel beliefs but as mentioned earlier, we have to let go and enjoy the places we will visit. Here are crazy travel beliefs around the world:

U.S.A.

Despite their modernity and innovativeness, Americans have different travel beliefs. The most common one is the number thirteen and what it can do. The unlucky number thirteen became so famous because of scary movies and tales. Many people still consider it bad luck so there are many hotels and buildings without a 13th floor. According to a Gallup Poll, 13% (ironically enough) of their respondents said they would be concerned if they were assigned to the 13th floor.

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Nepal faced challenges because their airplanes had series of mechanical problems. Truth is, they believe that it is a sign of bad luck so the Nepal Airlines actually sacrificed 2 goats so that mechanical problems will be solved. In addition to a goat sacrifice, the airline company surrendered farm animals to the Hindu sky God Akash Bhairab.

China

If it is number thirteen for Americans, it is number four for Chinese. The next time you get on a Chinese airplane, notice that there is no row 4. This is because in the Chinese language the number four sounds similar to word for death. No one wants to seat in the “death row” so number four is often not included in numbering rows.

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Ireland

If you are in Ireland, you have to know that every St. Martin’s Day, no wheel should be turned. Every November 11, Irish people celebrate the life and works of St. Martin – a month and patron of the poor. The story goes like this: St. Martin was thrown in stream and got killed by a wheel. This is the exact reason why you have to avoid wheels during November 11.

Italy

Italians do not like the number 17. For them, it is the unluckiest number. The reason is that when Roman numeral number 17 is translated, it means “I have lived”. This will lead many people to believe that you are ready to die and inviting death. Hence, Italians do not start their trip on the seventeenth.

Ukraine

In Ukraine, before embarking on travel, people sit together in silence. This custom is good since it can avoid anxiety. Ukrainians believe that anxieties and all other negative feelings should not be taken along with the trip.

Norway

Performers in Norway use the phrase “Tvi Tvi” which is one way to say “good luck” before the show begins. Technically, “Tvi Tvi” refers to a curse but this is a gift for others. They believe that when evil spirits try to approach the person, they will think twice since they are already cursed. This is actually good news for the people.

These beliefs are of course not true. It will only be true if you think that it is.

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Why We Love the Song Triplets – Daehan, Minguk and Manse

 

Singapore has been Koreanized as the Hallyu wave swept through across Asia. Most of us have been watching their daily dose of Korean drama ever since the Endless Love drama series tugged at our hearts years ago. Now, even Korean variety shows are keeping Singaporeans entertained and providing laughter to their homes.

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One of such popular shows is KBS’ The Return of Superman, a reality show where celebrity dads are left alone with their kids for an entire 48 hours while the moms go on a day off. In 2015, the show introduced us to Song Il Gook’s (remember the Korean drama Jumong?) fraternal triplets named Daehan, Minguk and Manse. The triplets have captivated the hearts of viewers since their first appearance on Episode 34 of the show.

If you’re not in love with these kids yet, I’ll give you 5 reasons why you should:

  1. They make eating look so much fun. These kids are no picky eaters. It’s fun to watch them eat their veggies and leave nothing on their plates. They adorably call out for their food to be served and look so happy once they see their food coming. Watching them eat always makes me hungry.

 

  1. They are adorable singers. They’ve been singing children songs since the start of the episode. They sing while they eat, when they’re happy, when they play, when they’re riding in their dad’s car – they sing a lot. They also can’t help moving their bodies to the beat as they sing.

They were even able to perform in front of a crowd. They also had an opportunity to record their favorite song “Tyrannosaurus” at the YG studio! It’s easy to imagine these kids becoming handsome K-Pop idols when they grow up.

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  1. The brothers look out for each other. They brothers are really close. Daehan, the eldest or the hyung, is the responsible one who looks after his dongsaengs or younger brothers. He often shares his food to them and feeds them. Minguk, the middle one, always worries about his brothers when he notices that one of them is missing.

Manse, the youngest, often holds his brothers’ hands. There were scenes when the brothers comforted each other when someone was scared or crying. They also learned to work together in achieving their goals whenever their dad sends them on an errand.

  1. They love their dad. Song Il Gook is really lucky to have these kids. He gets to play with them, kiss them, and hug them. He takes the boys with him on his marathon races. It’s heartwarming whenever the triplets sing encouragement and support for their dad.

 

  1. They are such well-behaved kids. It’s amazing to watch how their parents raised Daehan, Minguk, and Manse really well. There never was any instance on the show when the kids misbehaved, acted rudely, or seemed spoiled. They listened to their dad and were always polite to the adults even to the cameramen. They didn’t hesitate to give a hug or a kiss to the elders and they acted as gentlemen to other kids.

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