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How to Find Artisanal Handmade Soaps

 

Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your special someone, parents, grandparents, or even a friend that they will love? Surely, with the advancement of technology, it wouldn’t be hard to purchase any item which you think they may like. But, why not go simple yet functional? Why not try giving them a handmade soap for a change? Clearly, it is a gift item that’s going to be memorable and useful in their everyday life.

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Now, you can easily purchase commercial soap at affordable prices in the supermarkets and in online stores. You probably have heard of stories of some soap lacking the necessary ingredients to keep our skin healthy and moisturized. But with handmade soaps, you don’t have to worry because they are made from very fine ingredients and give desirable results. That is, if you purchase them from a reputable supplier, whether from a physical store or online.

In this post, various tips in ensuring you only buy handmade soap from reputable sellers will be discussed. Stay on this page to learn more.

  1. Get recommendations. If you have friends, neighbors, or acquaintances which are big fans of purchasing handmade or Artisan soap, then you must get their comments on some brands you’re considering of buying. Ask them about what you should look for and what you should avoid. This saves you a great deal of time because you know which items to choose and which you should stay away from.

 

  1. Do your research online. There are numerous natural handmade soap suppliers who promote their business online. You can make a list of stores where you can purchase your soap from and then take a look at the products. If you see anything you like from any of the stores, do your further research by looking at online reviews and see what their past customers have to say.

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  1. Try their soaps. There are stores, especially online shops selling Artisan soap, which offers a miniature size or Try Me soap. For first time buyers and particularly those who aren’t used to using handmade soaps, this is one thing they shouldn’t pass up. By trying miniature soap, you can see for yourself if it will be good. And who knows? You may even consider buying your supply too. Just take note though that some natural handmade soaps are made from real ingredients so do consider if the person you’re giving it to has allergies to these ingredients.

 

  1. Always consider the product price. Now, you may have heard that a natural handmade soap will cost you a lot compared to commercial soaps. But this isn’t always the case! There are shops that consider the spending ability of their targeted consumers and so they make sure that they produce quality but reasonably priced products.

A handmade soap may not be the gift idea you have in mind. But give it a try and see the benefits it would give you as you use it every single day, and you will see why many people are considering it as a gift in the first place.

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Gear Up: Advantages of Buying Sportswear Online

 

Men, generally, are the ones who are regularly wanting to order new sports clothing to use for their sports games. That is why in this post, you would find out why it’s better to buy sports clothing sale on the Internet instead of going to physical shops every time. Here’s how to find great sportswear online:

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  1. It will save you effort and time. In contrast to purchasing in a physical shop, you can actually keep much effort and time when you acquire your clothing online. Not just don’t you have to leave the house, you can also readily check out their colors, availability, and sizes-everything in one click! You do not have to wait for a saleslady to go back with the correct color or size, neither wait to pay for your order. Nonetheless, you should keep in mind that whenever shopping online, you have to know your correct size to avoid getting something that’s either too loose or too small.

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  1. This saves you money. Usually, sports clothing sale online are more affordable when compared with those at the mall. For the reason that they are utilizing less resources or materials in order to show or advertise their items. Therefore, they can offer the clothing at the preferred cost offered. Moreover, several stores offer free shipping if ever your order reach a certain cost.

 

  1. There’s a wide range to select from. There are plenty of sports clothing to pick from in an online shop. For the reason that there is no restriction on what they can put in their website, not like actual stores that are limited to whatever room they have got. And as previously stated, whenever you go shopping in an online shop, you could readily find the item’s availability. You do not have to waste your time waiting for the saleslady to come back upon looking at their supply.

Getting sports clothing online, without a doubt, has many gains, particularly to the busy people. Yet you have to not forget that whenever ordering from one, you have to always check the reputation and background of the online store first. Little do individuals know, there are plenty of bogus and scam online sites which are claiming that they give excellent sports clothing, when in truth, they don’t.

Always seek information about the online shop you are ordering the sports clothing from. In any case, doing this would not do you no damage. It would actually be helpful for you. Hence, in case you’re not so certain if you should shop from an online store or not, just don’t forget these three things and without doubt, you’ll be convinced immediately.

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List of Heritage Sites in Peril Because of Global Warming

 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a list of heritage sites in peril because of global warming. According to the lead author, Adam Markham, climate change is disturbing World Heritage Sites around the world. The report listed sites in twenty nine countries that are in peril because of increasing temperatures, rising sea levels, wildfire, droughts and melting glaciers.

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UNESCO published thirty one sites that are in peril because of global warming. The bad news is that some of the loved tourist sites appeared in the list. Here are some places included in the list:

  1. Venice

When in Italy, tourists never miss Venice and The Venetian Lagoon. It is truly a gem that entices tourists who see the iconic canals as well as the architecture. You should know that this gem will soon perish if problems with global warming are not addressed on time. Sea level is a big threat thereby endangering the buildings of the city.

  1. Hoi An

Vietnam is one of the spots here in Asia popular to Singaporeans specially their Hoi An is considered as an “ancient town”. Hoi An is already suffering from floods. The flooding is intensified because of climate change. Hoi An boasts of well-preserved 15th to 19th century buildings nestled in their harbour town.

  1. The Stonehenges

Stonehenge is a wonder. It continues to baffle everyone up to this time. The prehistoric stone circle is affected by intensified rainfalls leading to flash floods.

  1. Easter Island

In Chile, there are famous statues in Easter Island. These statues were created in 1,200 AD. The bad news is that these prehistoric statues are in danger from rising sea levels. It doesn’t end there because storms always pass by the island and it wear away the podium and faces.

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  1. Galapagos Island

The Galapagos Island is found in Ecuador. It is famous because it is the home of diverse species of animals and plants. The island is also known for its contribution to Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The islands is at risk because of human presence because of increased tourism around the island.

  1. The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty in United States is the epitome of democratic freedom and engineering feat. It is in peril because of the storms and hurricanes. Storms and hurricanes in United States are now characterized by increasing fierceness.

  1. Rice Terraces

Rice Terraces is the pride of the Ifugao people and the whole of the Philippines. The Ifugao used the terraces to cultivate rice for more than 2,000 years. Heavy rainfall as well as rising temperatures pose a threat.

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Forbes’ Highest Paid Celebrities 2016

 

All Singaporeans want to be rich but not necessarily famous. Getting rich is hard work and if you are short of it, you cannot earn millions let alone billions. There are many celebrities or entertainers that you can get inspiration from. You can start with Forbes’ list of highest paid celebrities for this year.

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Forbes officially released the list of 2016 Celebrity 100. The list shows numbers of the world’s top-earning celebrities or entertainers. According to Forbes, if funds are pulled in together, it will be a massive $5.1 billion – which is more than the GDP of countries like Bhutan, Gambia and Belize combined.

The scoring period was from June 2015 to June 2016. The list is international in scope from Hollywood to sports. Here is the list of the top 10 highest paid celebrities for this year alone:

  1. Taylor Swift: This is not a surprise because of her numerous albums. Forget about her exes and publicity stunts but Taylor Swift is the highest paid celebrity of them all with a whopping $170,000,000.

 

  1. One Direction: After the splitting of Zayn Malik, One Direction never seemed to lost its confidence. It actually throttled to the second place with $110,000,000 this year.

 

  1. James Patterson: Who said that authors earn a little? This is not the case for James Patterson who sold more than 300 million copies. He earned $95,000,000.

 

  1. Phil McGraw: He is a TV personality and a psychologist – a good combination. He earned $88,000,000.

 

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo: No one will forget about Cristiano Ronaldo. He earned $88,000,000.

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  1. Kevin Hart: You wouldn’t expect it but Kevin Hart is actually a top grossing actor, comedian, writer and producer. He earned $87,500,000.

 

  1. Howard Stern: He is famous for his The Howard Stern Show in America. He is a radio and television personality as well as an author and producer. No wonder where he got his money. He earned $85,000,000.

 

  1. Lionel Messi: The famous football player from Argentina is making a name and that includes earning large sum of money. He earned $81,500,000.

 

  1. Adele: The British singer serenaded the hearts of the everyone. She made $80,500,000.

 

  1. Rush Limbaugh: Rush Limbaugh is an American radio talk show host, entertainer and writer. He is well known to be a political commentator. He earned $79,000,000 for this year alone.

 

The list also included LeBron James ($77,000,000), Madonna ($76,500,000), Ellen DeGeneres ($75,000,000), Rihanna ($75,000,000), Garth Brooks ($70,000,000), Roger Federer ($68,000,000), AC/DC ($67,500,000), Dwayne Johnson ($64,500,000), David Copperfield ($64,000,000), Calvin Harris ($63,000,000) and so on.

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Getting a Pre-Pregnancy Check-Up

Your heart and mind may be ready to start the journey to motherhood—but how about your body? To give your future baby the best start in life, it’s important to get your health in its best condition first before trying to conceive.

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A visit to a gynaecologist for a complete physical check-up a few months before trying to get pregnant will help determine how to become physically and mentally prepared to have a baby. Your doctor would also be able to establish a baseline to refer to during the pregnancy.

How to make the most of my check-up?

Gynaecologists in Singapore see large numbers of patients every day, so expect to have only 15 to 20 minutes of consultation time. Because of this, it’s vital to make the most of every appointment. Here are some tips:

• Most probably, you’ll have several concerns you’d want to discuss with your Singapore practitioner. To avoid forgetting anything, write it down on a piece of paper and hand it to your physician during your consultation or reiterate what’s on the list as you go along. This ensures that the most important concerns are discussed first. Do not leave your major concerns until the end, or you may run out of time to discuss it.

• If it’s a new gynae you’re seeing, or you’re trying to get a second opinion, it would be helpful to give a brief summary about yourself before the consultation starts. Professional practitioners rarely have enough time to go through your medical notes in full.

• Ask for your doctor’s contact number when you go for appointment with a gynaecologist in Singapore. She may be able to answer your last-minute questions conveniently via phone call, but make sure the most important queries are answered during an appointment.

• Unless your case is an emergency, make sure to set an appointment with your gynaecologist early on.

Do I have to take my husband with me during an appointment?

If possible, it’s a good idea to take your husband to the hospital with you for a pre-pregnancy consultation. But be sure to discuss beforehand with your husband the things you want to ask your physician and make a list of it.

Attending an appointment together serves several benefits. Both of you will be informed of the lifestyle changes you may have to make. Your husband will be educated how important it is for you to eat well, avoid stress, and get plenty of rest. This can bring you and your husband closer together and make him feel more involved in your pregnancy.

Also, two heads are better than one! You can back each other up to help remember the points you wish to raise to your physician and to help recall your doctor’s response after the consultation.

How does the prenatal check-up help?

During your check-up, expect a lot of talking as this is the chance for your doctor to educate you on staying healthy and your chance to raise any of your health and personal concerns. Your practitioner will do several tests and talk about the lifestyle changes you may have to make to ensure healthy maternity. Here are the things you’ll learn from a gynaecology visit.

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• Disease Status
It’s possible to get sick without you knowing it. Diabetes, for instance, can go undiagnosed, as well as hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV. Your physician will likely perform all the blood works—CBC, rubella test, hepatitis, test, antibody screen, and blood type—to detect if there’s any issue that has to be dealt with prior the conception.

• Immunity Level
While rubella, also called “German measles,” isn’t very common, the virus still exists. And if a pregnant woman catches this virus, it could cause serious birth defects to the baby. Varicella, or chicken pox, is another serious disease that can negatively affect an unborn child. A blood test is done to find out whether you are immune to these diseases and if vaccination is required.

• Weight Status
If you’re overweight, you may find it hard to conceive—the same holds true if you’re underweight. Maintaining a healthy weight is beneficial to your baby once you get pregnant. If you’re too heavy, you’re at risk for developing blood clots, diabetes, and labour complications that could lead to caesarean section. If you’re too thin, your baby would be at risk for being underweight.

• Chronic Illness
Women diagnosed with diabetes are strongly advised to check with their physician before trying to get pregnant. Keeping glucose at healthy level is crucial for safe pregnancy. Also, soon-to-be-moms who take oral medications to control blood sugar levels might have to switch to injections, as some pills can go through the placenta and may cause birth defects.

Hypothyroidism also requires special medical attention. Thyroid hormone requirement increases during pregnancy, therefore medication levels must be adjusted to ensure proper neurological development.

• Risky Behaviour
Your physician in SIngapore will inform you of the possible results of drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking drugs to your baby while on your pregnancy. If you smoke, quit the habit before you get pregnant. Babies born by mother who smoke often have low birth weight and are at greater risk for attention deficit disorder (ADD) and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For mothers, there’s greater chance for placenta previa, placenta abruption, and miscarriage.

Drinking alcohol and taking drugs also have to stop before pregnancy. By the time you find out that you’re pregnant, the baby’s central nervous system starts to develop. Alcohol consumption during conception can cause fetal alcohol system, a preventable cause of retardation. Likewise, use of drugs such as cocaine and heroin can cause congenital abnormalities, low birth weight, and increase the chance of miscarriage.

Am I Ready?

Getting a pre-pregnancy check-up is the first step to ensuring your soon-to-be child’s health. And if there’s the slightest chance that you might be pregnant, abstain from unhealthy practices and risky behaviours, live a healthier lifestyle, and most important of all seek professional advice. Remember: the more educated you are, the more chances for you to have a healthy pregnancy.

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The Ultimate Tips for Women’s Clothes Online Shopping  

 

In these modern times, most people are increasingly becoming more comfortable with doing their shopping online. Instead of going to the mall and checking out the available items for sale at different shops, almost all prefer online shopping. They don’t have to get ready and drive to the nearest mall in their area. All they have to do is open an online shop’s website and browse through the different items. With a stable Internet connection and a laptop or computer, they can view and pick items and complete their purchase for women’s clothes online.

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When you browse online, you will encounter numerous online sites offering various products and services to interested buyers. With eye-catching and user-friendly websites plus effective online marketing strategies, they are able to entice people to purchase their products and get their services. For some people, online shopping is alright especially if it’s just little items you’ll be buying. However, it’s a different matter when its clothes you’ll be purchasing.

Other people are fine with purchasing their clothes at an online store because of the various advantages it has. Aside from discounts and bulk shipping rates, you can get really awesome clothes at very affordable prices. Yet, you also have to think about people who are very meticulous when it comes to purchasing clothes at an online clothing store. They may have faced clothing size or delivery problems before so they’re having second thoughts. However, if you know what sites to visit and how you can spot the best online sites today, it will be a wonderful online shopping experience all in all.

Whether it’s your first time shopping online or you’re considered a veteran already, you will surely need these tips when shopping for children’s, men’s, and women’s clothes online.

  1. The first tip that you should be fully aware of is looking for an online shop with free shipping options. You may think that it’s not a great tip at all. But if you’re only buying an item or two, you will find it great that the online shop you made the purchase offers free shipping. If you find an online shop that provides free shipping to customers who purchased items no matter what the price is and if it’s a one or two item purchase, it is much better option. Because of this, you won’t be pressured to reach a certain amount just so you could meet the requirements for the free shipping option. It’s a different matter especially if you will be purchasing from an international online shop. But it’s advisable that you still check with the site owner regarding their free shipping.
  2. There is one problem faced by most individuals especially women who are a bit on the voluptuous or heavy side. It’s finding an online shop that sells the correct clothing size for them. It’s understandable that there are different size guides followed by these online clothing shops. Because you will be spending money, it is only proper you receive clothes that fits you perfectly. It will be a hassle when you’re looking at women’s clothes online and find out later the clothes you ordered do not fit you well. When you find an online shop where you can confidently order perfectly fitting clothes, it is one of the best deals.

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  3. Always check when online shops give discounts on their products. Although almost all online shop will offer you amazing discounts, it’s not great if the dress or jacket you want is still sold at its original retail price. There will be seasons or months wherein shops selling men’s and women’s clothes online at discounted prices. Take advantage of it especially when you really love the clothes being sold there. You will always see a pattern and if you have to monitor the months when they offer discounts, you should especially if it’s equivalent to getting that designer dress or jacket you’ve been wanting to have. You can get more than one dress if there’s discounts.

Without a doubt, you will see awesome website selling awesome products at awesome prices. However, you will have to be mindful of how much you’re already spending on your online shopping. But hey, you have to look good, right? And if you can even spot the greatest deals in online shops, it’s already a win-win situation. You get great clothes at an amazingly great price. So just enjoy your online shopping and start looking for online shops where you can shop for clothes, jewelleries, clothes, and more!

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