Give your Baby’s #Skinmergency the Rapid Soothing Relief it needs with Aveeno Baby


Moms are at ease knowing that Aveeno Baby gives rapid soothing relief
for their babies' very dry, itchy skin from 1st use




This rainy season, our skin is extra vulnerable to triggers and irritations. Even babies are no exception to different skin conditions like Eczema. According to the Philippine Dermatological Society, Atopic Dermatitis is even more common among children as it usually starts before the child’s 5th birthday. Luckily, Aveeno Baby brings in exciting new products and new and improved formulations to help moms soothe and protect their baby’s sensitive skin!


“With around 65 years of experience in sensitive skin expertise, Aveeno has always been cognizant of the needs of mothers and the advances of scientific technology. Keeping this in mind, the brand has also evolved with the demands and preferences of its consumers” said Kat Suarez, marketing manager of Aveeno Philippines. “As the #1 Pediatrician-Prescribed Baby Brand for Sensitive Skin, we’re very happy to share the new and improved Aveeno Baby products with improved and even gentler formulations, ergonomically designed packaging, and upgraded visuals to reflect a modern look that resonates to moms today.” Aveeno Baby offers three product lines in order to cater to as many skin types or skin issues as possible: Daily Moisture, Soothing Relief, and Dermexa.


                                 
First, for babies with normal to dry skin, moms can use the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture line. Formulated with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal, these products ensure to moisturize, protect, restore the pH skin balance, soothe, and cleanse baby’s sensitive skin. Under this product line are the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Lotion that protects and moisturizes a baby’s sensitive skin for 24 hours, and the Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Wash & Shampoo that gently cleanses and nourishes baby’s hair and sensitive skin. The Aveeno Baby Daily Moisture Wash & Shampoo has a new and improved formula that upgraded the fragrance to eliminate all known allergens and minimize potential skin sensitizations and allergic reactions. It also comes in smaller and bigger sizes – from 100ml to 532ml! Moms can have Aveeno Baby right by their side, no matter where they are.

Now for babies with very dry, itchy skin, Aveeno Baby offers the Soothing Relief Cream that provides rapid soothing relief for baby’s very dry, itchy skin from 1st use. With its Natural Colloidal Oatmeal + Portulaca Oleracea Extract formulation, it immediately helps soothe baby’s sensitive skin and enhances the skin’s moisture barrier to protect and hydrate the baby’s very dry skin for 24 hours. This also now comes in a smaller size of 140g, making it handy to bring anywhere you go to ensure that you always have Aveeno Baby to give your baby soothing comfort from a #skinmergency or very dry, itchy skin.


                                 
Lastly, for babies with signs of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema, Moms’ go-to rescue regimen for their baby’s #skinmergency consists of Aveeno Baby Dermexa Moisturizing Cream, that’s now available in the Philippines, and the Cleansing Therapy Moisturizing Wash! Both are formulated with Natural Colloidal Oatmeal + Ceramides that are clinically proven to relieve skin dryness, itchiness, redness, tightness, and flaking. This formula also helps prevent the recurrence of extreme dryness from atopic or eczema-prone skin. In fact, both products are awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Approval. The Cleansing Therapy Wash also has a new and improved formula that is now sulfate-free and tear-free to further minimize any potential skin reactions or sensitization.

All Aveeno Baby formulations have been Triple Tested for gentleness by a pediatrician, dermatologist, and ophthalmologist. So, if you’re a mom with a baby that has sensitive skin, now’s the best time to try out all the new Aveeno Baby products according to your baby’s skin’s needs! Manage your baby’s #skinmergency by adding to cart now on Lazada, Shopee, Watsons, and J&J PH Chat & Shop to experience rapid soothing relief for baby’s very dry, itchy skin from 1st use!










                           

The Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo is available in new 100ml for Php 150.00 SRP, 236ml for Php 330.00 SRP, and 532ml for Php 670.00 SRP. While the Daily Moisture Lotion is available in 227g for Php 295.00 SRP and 532ml for 625.00 SRP. The Soothing Relief Cream is available in new 140g for Php 475.00 SRP and 227g for Php 690.00 SRP. Lastly, the Aveeno Baby Dermexa Cream is available in 141g for Php 779.00 SRP and the Cleansing Therapy Wash in 236ml for Php 599.00 SRP.


For more information on how to manage your #skinmergencies, visit Aveeno PH’s official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AveenoPH/, visit the website on https://www.aveeno.com.ph/ and follow Aveeno on their social media pages @aveenoph.





Those good old things

 I'm in my 30's and in our technology right now, how fast the internet we have. Everything is automatic and people are always on their phone scrolling, playing, and or working. Sometimes I just wanna sit down and think of how simple my life was when I was in my teen years. Think of all the good memories, having flashbacks, and activities that make me smile. A nostalgia feeling, but life must go on I won't stick my life on memories it just makes me sad, you know. Speaking of nostalgia, just discover this gaming site that fits my mood. It offers classic games that I know you can relate to and bring your good memories too. 

So, when I have my free time I find myself at www.solitaire.org , you will find here the classic solitaire we used to playback then.  Because I have been busy these days, I find it entertaining, I really enjoyed playing here it's a stress reliever for me. Did I mention that it's free to play here? 



Classic and challenging game, the simple rule is to stack cards into sequences.

These days, works are less exhausting for me I don't feel any tiredness not like before because whenever I have a short break I play games. Maybe that's one way to lessen the stress is that we also need to give our self a break, just like me. If I feel that I needed little rest I just rest, let us not be hard on our self. We only have one life. 

So, I shared this site with my friend and cousin and because we played these games back then we enjoyed playing them again. 

Sharing with you some games that I love to play =)

Play China Temple: Free Online Hidden Objects Game


The rule of this game is to find the hidden things, and of course, it has a timer so you need to find them faster. I need to use my glasses when I am playing it hahaha! yes, I am that serious. It has also 10 levels that are so enjoyable to play. It's classic too right I remember I played like this one on an old phone way back year 2000's. 

Free Online Zuma Legend Match 3 Video Game


The rule is to create three or more colors to remove them from the chain and it has a hundred levels, you must win the level before you can proceed to the next level. 

There are so many things that give me good memories and honestly, I am enjoying classic things like these games. 

There's no need to subscribe or pay because I can play and enjoy these games for free, now on my bookmark. I think they have 100+ more free games not sure but if you wanna try free games just try it for yourself. 

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Deal with Cough and Colds Season Better with the Right Remedies





It is that time of the year again: cough and colds season. With hot, humid spells alternating with cold, rainy days, you, your loved ones, and practically everyone are at risk of acquiring respiratory illnesses. The most common of these diseases are cough and the common cold, both of which afflict most Filipinos every year.

The increased risk of catching cough, the common cold, and other respiratory illnesses are a few of the reasons you need to take even greater care of your health, especially your nose, mouth, throat, lungs, and airways – or respiratory tract, in short. When this usual pair (Cough + Cold) strike, Ambroxyl, and Salinase, respectively, maybe your right remedies to ease the symptoms.


Knock Off Cough with Ambroxyl

Ambroxyl (Ambroxol Hydrochloride) helps soften and reduce phlegm, thus, eases breathing by lessened coughing and unblocked airways.
Ambroxyl may be your comforting relief against tough phlegm that eases and clears the lungs to restore cough-free comfort to children and adults. It also helps alleviate acute and chronic respiratory tract disorders, notably bronchitis, bronchial asthma, and bronchiectasis. It also is available in both tablets and syrup, which makes it convenient for any of your preferred forms of relief.


Soothe the Common Cold with Salinase

Salinase, available in drops, spray, or nebulizing solution; is a natural moisturizer that contains saline, a purified gentle salt solution. It works by moistening thickened mucus, whose buildup causes most of the discomfort associated with the common cold such as runny nose, nasal congestion, headache, and even coughing. In addition, Salinase solution is typically mixed with anti-asthma medication for nebulization, thus helping the mixture clear mucus buildup and ease off breathing problems associated with bronchitis and bronchial asthma.

As a result, you will be able to breathe more comfortably and feel much better in no time. Salinase may be used both by adults and children and it neither suppresses appetite nor causes rebound congestion and hyper-irritability as observed with oral decongestants.

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

While Ambroxyl and Salinase maybe your right remedies for cough and colds, respectively, prevention is still better than cure. It is best to keep your respiratory tract as healthy as possible. You can do that by eating a balanced diet, getting plenty of exercises and sufficient sleep, avoiding smoking and secondhand smoke, and performing breathing exercises regularly. That said, make sure you have both Ambroxyl and Salinase on-hand and ready for use. You may get them online at www.mypharma.ph — especially now that cough and colds season is here.

Hotel Sogo embracing the new normal: Innovation that lasts


The economy and the way we live have been changed since the pandemic. All of us are affected and that is the reality.

The impact of Covid-19 has slammed businesses and different industries instantly in just a short period of time, despite the efforts made in making the economy move forward, there are still businesses and establishments that feel its continuous effects just like in the hospitality industry. 

These affected businesses have doubled their efforts to develop and adapt to the new normal by following heightened safety measures and investing in technological advancement for the protection of all guests and employees, just like the largest and fastest-growing Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country did across all of its branches. “Here at Hotel Sogo, we are trying on things to help improve the situation in our hotels as early as March 2020 last year. From that point on, we continued to research, invest further and develop innovative ways to upgrade our safety protocols especially in cleanliness and sanitation.” Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager said. 

Aside from the enhanced new normal protocols such as no contact fixtures and thermal scans, some remarkable changes and innovations that the Hotel Sogo management applied across its branches such as, UVC disinfection in rooms, lobbies, and air-conditioning units, increased ventilation, microbial testing (method to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms), Covid sniffer dogs, reduced touchpoints, and application of anti-microbial coatings infrequently touched surfaces. 

Through Hotel Sogo’s 11 So Safe Innovations, the safety and wellness of guests, as well as its employees, are set first. 

“This ongoing pandemic has helped us to take further steps in giving importance to safety. The innovations that I speak of are the development and improvement of amenities that revolve around the 4 major ways to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our guests like reduction of touchpoints, improve air quality, disinfection and testing. It is important to test all these protocols to make sure that all these innovations are really effective to keep our guests safe; we want our guests to feel safe and secured whenever they stay at Hotel Sogo. We will continue to protect our guests and develop more upgraded protocols even after the pandemic,” Ms. Geminiano added. 

More than just a hotel Aside from the hotel innovations that have been implemented, Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping fellow countrymen through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Sogo Cares. Hotel Sogo is helping indigent communities who are in need of basic necessities, such as food, medicines, and water. 
“Recently, we donated food packs with linens and towels to the fire victims at Manila. We also donated essential needs such as bottled water, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillowcases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and we also gave assistance in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City. Our team will definitely help those who are in need in these trying times. Even at this time of GCQ, Hotel Sogo is still accepting front liners, essential, repatriated OFW, seafarers, and economic workers across all Hotel Sogo branches. We are also accommodating those who prefer long-term stay for their work purposes,” stated Ms. Geminiano. 

Over the course of six (6) years, starting from 2015, Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility program Sogo Cares has conducted over 400 medical missions with 100,000 plus beneficiaries, led over 600 donations with more than 170,000 beneficiaries. 

For more details, visit www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (@hotelsogo), and Instagram (@hotelsogo).














Budgeting Tips

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When you become a parent, budgeting is harder than when you are single. But of course, on a case-to-case basis, we have different lifestyles and different reasons for budgeting. In my experience, unexpected purchases are the things that I and my husband must avoid such as toys for the kids. Too many toys are not necessary we know that. As my kids grow, I learned a lot about budgeting our finances. In this post, I will be sharing some budgeting tips. Whether you're a parent or not, maybe you can get helpful tips in this article that I will be sharing.
In buying things, it is best to know when you should need to buy that particular thing. Look out for promotions and also start coupling, Oh love using coupons to save! Also, I learned to buy second-hand toys. Yes, because why not, I just sanitized and clean it thoroughly. Save me a lot. In buying gifts for someone or a thing for yourself, always check the specs and not just the brand. Understand and take time to read real previous from real buyers to know if that thing is worth it to buy.

When I became a mom, everything becomes expensive for me because I really try to save most of the time. I even tried cut-costing in my clothing, yes we can do that, as long as it's comfortable to wear then you are good with that clothes. Instead of buying take-out food, I cook our food, and by doing that I can also save some money. 

Sharing some personal tips that might help you in budgeting

Managing
We don't want an additional debt, as much as possible we want to get out of debt. Know your needs and wants is one of the first steps and probably a big step because most of the time we actually spend more on what we want. Manage the incoming money, don't compare the earnings of other people to yours.Track your spending, things to pay. Review and organized receipts, DebtConsolidation.com is helping people to understand and pay their debt. It is an online resource and tool that help managing finances and debts.

Stay within your limits
If you are making and following daily budgeting, stick to it and focus prioritized what needs to be prioritized. Don't overspend, this is about your hard-earned money. Think as it is wise in handling your money, more on discipline.

Major decision
Sometimes, we need to make a big purchase. Things that we really need, in this case for example buying properties you need to think many times before putting up your money in that particular property. Ask for advice, professional advice. But, if you are still paying, things can wait. Purchase when you are ready financially.

Save
Always save for the future, if you feel there are things that are unnecessary strip that away. Tiny luxuries, when adds up make a huge impact on your budgeting. Try to save as much as you can, you never know the emergencies, a lot of advantages when you have savings in your account.

Lastly, keep your job and work hard while saving and paying on time everything will go on smoothly. 

3 Ways to Prove Someone's Speeding led to a Car Accident

Speeding is one of the most commonly written traffic citations. Some drivers like the thrill of going fast, but there is a reason nearly all roads and highways have a posted speed limit. Traveling above the speed limit significantly increases the risk of a collision, and all too often, an innocent party gets injured.

Proving a negligent driver was speeding isn't always an easy task. Victims can go online to get helpful information about what steps to take first. Hiring a lawyer is also advisable. Here are some ways to prove the negligent driver's speeding led to the car accident:

1. Search the Scene for Physical Evidence

Anyone who has watched a true-crime documentary knows the importance of gathering physical evidence. It's also crucial to do this after a car accident. There may be key pieces of evidence that will help to paint a better picture of what happened.

First, search the road for any skid marks. While they may seem insignificant at first, the length and depth of skid marks can help forensic experts determine how long it took the negligent driver to stop. These marks can also help determine how fast the driver was going before the incident. For instance, longer skid marks indicate it took longer for the vehicle to stop, suggesting the driver was going over the speed limit.

Road debris and car damage may also help build a case. The faster a car travels, the farther it throws road debris. Forensic experts can use this information to determine the car's speed at the time. That's one reason it's critical to take plenty of measurements and photographs before cleaning up the accident scene. The amount of damage the car sustained is also very telling. Fast-moving vehicles hit with more force and leave behind more damage.

2. Request a Police Report

It's sometimes tempting to leave the scene of a minor car accident without calling the police. However, having a police report actually makes it easier to prove fault. Police reports contain vital information. Officers may note road conditions and take statements from all parties involved. They may even search for witnesses who can corroborate the story. If the officer wrote any speeding tickets at the scene, they would also note this in the report.

3. Look Around for Witnesses

Witnesses play an essential role in determining whether or not speed was a factor. Eyewitness testimonies can even help determine fault. While the average person can't report a driver's exact speed, they can tell if the guilty party was driving faster than everyone else on the road. Always make sure any witnesses leave their contact information in case the insurance company, lawyer, or police need to contact them again in the future.

Not every accident has eyewitnesses, however. What should an injured driver do if no one else saw the accident? That's when it's time to call in expert witnesses. These professionals have the skill and training needed to help determine speed and fault. Police officers, forensic experts, or traffic reconstruction professionals are some of the most helpful expert witnesses in car accident cases.

Who to Call After a Car Accident

Car accidents are not always cut-and-dry, especially when they involve speeding. Guilty parties may deny fault, and insurance companies will do anything to avoid paying. Victims should consider hiring a car accident lawyer instead of handling everything alone. Doing so will allow them time to focus on healing instead of stressing over the details of their case.

Tide to Design First Laundry Detergent for Space, To Begin Stain Removal Testing on International Space Station in 2022

The Procter & Gamble laundry brand partners with NASA in a Space Act Agreement to explore how to efficiently clean astronauts’ clothing in resource-constrained environments, including the Artemis Moon missions and future Mars missions.

(Graphic: Business Wire)


Tide® has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to help in the development of laundry detergent solutions and technology development in space. Under the agreement, NASA may test and study Tide cleaning solutions in space. The study could have potential on-planet implications like innovative solutions for resource and environmental challenges on Earth. Aligning with Tide’s decade-long sustainability commitment, Ambition 2030, Tide will strive to bring off-planet learnings back to everyday consumer products.


Currently, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) wear clothing several times before replacing it with a new set. Clothing is delivered to the station through resupply shipment opportunities. The limited cargo capacity makes the practice of replenishing the clothing supply challenging for deep space missions, such as Artemis Moon missions and a crewed roundtrip Mars mission. Without a laundry solution, 160 pounds of clothing per crew member per year are launched to the ISS. Human roundtrip missions to Mars could be two to three years in length.


Major challenges for off-Earth laundering include ingredient safety and compatibility with NASA life support systems, and the limited amount of water available per wash load and the requirement that the wash water is purified back to drinking-quality water. To combat these challenges, Tide has developed a fully degradable detergent, specifically designed for use in space to solve malodor, cleanliness and stain removal problems for washable items used during deep space missions, while being suitable for use in a closed-loop water system.


Onboard a 2022 cargo launch to the space station, “Mission PGTide” (P&G Telescience Investigation of Detergent Experiments), teams will test the stability of cleaning ingredients under microgravity conditions and exposure to the radiation levels experienced in space in partnership with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and SEOPS. In addition, the stain removal ingredients and performance will be tested on board the ISS through experiments with Tide To Go Wipes and Tide To Go Pens.


"The ISS National Lab is excited to work with the P&G team once again as they push the limits of their research and development onboard the orbiting laboratory,” said Dr. Michael Roberts, Acting Chief Scientist for the ISS National Lab. “Through private-sector utilization of the space station, companies like P&G can conduct investigations in ways not possible on Earth to develop new consumer products, enhance existing products, and better understand processes that further business models both on the ground and in low Earth orbit. We look forward to this first investigation of Tide in Space and hope that many more will soon follow."


In addition to testing onboard the ISS National Lab, NASA, and Tide researchers may study how an innovative combined washing and drying unit utilizing the special-formulated detergent could potentially be integrated into planetary habitats that may be used for the Artemis Moon and Mars missions under low-gravity surface conditions. There are also a unique set of challenges that present themselves for a crewed Mars mission. Future missions to and from Mars expect to span multiple years, and these long-duration flights will require laundry solutions designed for extreme space-based environments and varying gravity conditions.


“This partnership was created to rethink cleaning solutions – forcing us to rethink innovations for resource-constrained and challenging environments like the ISS, deep space, and even the future of our home planet,” said Aga Orlik, Senior Vice President, P&G North America Fabric Care. “We are eager to apply our learnings from our partnerships with NASA and the ISS National Lab to Tide on Earth, developing a low-resource-use laundry solution for everyday use while meeting consumer demand for more sustainable products.”


The news of Tide’s space exploration to innovate low-impact laundry solutions comes on the heels of Tide’s Ambition 2030 commitments, announced earlier this spring. Included among Tide’s Ambition commitments were actionable goals to find resource efficiencies in energy, water, and waste across the laundry lifecycle – from manufacturing and packaging to consumer use phase and end of life – to reduce the environmental impact of a load of laundry while increasing the impact of clean clothes.


“Humanity has reached a pivotal point where on one hand, we’re on the exciting cusp of space colonization, and on the other, facing a critical period where action must be taken now to save the planet we all call home,” said Orlik. “The collaboration with NASA and the ISS National Lab is particularly exciting because it allows us to push the bounds of resource efficiency to its absolute limit, uncovering learnings with practical applications for both the future of laundry in space and here on Earth.”


To check out more information on Tide’s overarching sustainability ambitions, please see here.














How to Reinvent Your Bedroom with the Right Bedspreads

If you're tired of your current bedroom decor, it's time to start thinking about how to make a change. Consider a different approach - one that will save you money and improve the quality of your decor at the same time. One excellent option is bedspreads.

Classy and comfortable bedspreads offer a considerable number of options for style, color, pattern, fabric type, and so many other aspects that affect the look of your bedroom.

You can now get high-quality bedspreads at low prices in trusted online stores like The BedSpread Shop. To help you find the best bedspread for your bedroom, here are some things you should consider.

Pick Up a Bedspread with Some Texture to It
The texture of the bedspread is an aesthetic element that can make a room. If you would like to change the feel of your current space or if you are looking for a new one, then it is crucial to think about what type of texture would fit your home.

Choose Simple Patterns
Try using a simple bedspread that shows off your prints or a simple rug that matches the rest of your decor. If simplicity appeals to you, you might want to try prints. But if your style is more about using colors and textiles in creative ways, prints will fall short.

When choosing a pattern, it helps to know what color scheme you are going for and the number of repeats you will need in different areas of your room.

Different Styles of Bedspreads

Classic Danish
It's a plain sheet with a pattern of lines and squares. It is usually used on a bed with top and bottom sheet but can also be used alone.

Egyptian
A pattern of alternating triangles, circles, and straight lines is often spoked to make a chair shape. This design is popular in ancient Egypt and many other parts of the world because it represents life, stability, authority, and power.

Geometric
Shapes are arranged in symmetric patterns such as squares or rectangles (as long as there is an infinite number of these shapes) to create either octagons or circles at each corner.

Choose a Bedspread That Compliments the Rest of the Room

Just like you do for a living, your bedspread should reflect your personality. First, you must decide what kind of atmosphere you want to create in the bedroom and then pick out a design that matches that desire.

For example, if you have a farm-to-cottage type of room, then a floral-patterned bedspread would be perfect for you. On the other hand, if you do not like anything too much in your bedroom, something simple like black and white is recommended.

Be Sure Your Bedding Is Washable
The general rule is that your bedspread should be washable, but what does that mean, and how can you be sure?

Check the label on the product. For example, if it says, "Machine washable," then your bedspread is safe to be washed by a washing machine.

If it says, "Hand washes in cold water," you'll need to take care of it by hand.

If it says, "Dry clean only," probably go with a different option.

In the End
Now, you are all set to move to an open online shop like The BedSpread Shop, to buy awesome bedspreads.

5 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home and How To Clean Them

Germumus in your hard-to-wash home items might be hiding in plain sight.

We are spending more time indoors now than ever, and as we retreat to our sanctuary, it is vital to keep our indoor environment clean and hygienic all day long. However, germs have mastered the art of hiding in some areas—and they are usually not the easiest to clean! This includes our hard-to-wash fabrics which are always vulnerable to deep-seated germs and viruses we call Germumus, or germs, bacteria, and pathogens that appear invisible, but are already stealthily living in our hard-to-wash items.

When was the last time you cleaned your couch? Six months ago? Last year? Never? Bring on the power tools! Here are some ways to keep them clean and what you can do in between washes to keep common trouble spots around the house germ-free.




Couches and Sofas: We all love being couch potatoes but lounging on a dirty sofa is a no-no. Did you know that the average sofa has 12 times more bacteria than your toilet seat? As they can easily trap dirt, allergens, and bacteria in their soft fibers, experts recommend having them professionally cleaned every 6 months. At home, you can use a hand vacuum to clean debris and dirt from the sofa’s surface. Be sure not to forget the crevices where dirt can accumulate!

Curtains: Cleaning your curtains might be included in your low-priority tasks but they actually accumulate a lot more grime than meets the eye. Just like the couches, curtains can also trap dust and dirt. Schedule to wash your curtains twice or more a year with cool or lukewarm water and mild detergent.

Bed Sheets: Ideally, you should change your bed sheets and pillowcases at least once a week as they can have a buildup of oils, dirt, and sweat from daily use. Compared to the average toilet seat, a one-week-old bed sheet contains 29,000 more bacteria. To clean, check the care label and wash with the hottest water temperature setting indicated.





Carpets: Dirty carpets not only look bad but they're also full of pollutants and grime. Experts recommend having them cleaned by a professional at least once a year or every quarter if you have pets or kids. If you can’t schedule a pro, use a sponge or soft-bristle brush and work a cleaning solution into a lather.

Area rugs: Unless your area rug is extremely delicate, cleaning your area rug is something you can easily take on yourself. High-traffic area rugs should be cleaned at least every 3 months to not only extend the life of your rugs but also to make sure dirt is regularly removed. Thoroughly vacuum the rug on both sides or take the smaller rugs outdoors and shake them off as much as you can.

Other Hard-to-Wash Fabrics: Any area of your home with high traffic and surfaces that get touched a lot is basically a germ bank. This includes your bags, shoes, pet bed, and even office chairs! You can clean them by vacuuming to remove loose dirt or running the covers through the washing machine (if possible) using the warmest appropriate water setting.

Regular laundering of fabrics and cleaning soft surfaces with soap and water will go a long way. But if you’re grossed out by all of the germs and bacteria that might be lurking in your home, you’re probably wondering what you can do in between washes to make sure these germ-laden spots are cleaned every day. Unfortunately, you cannot simply shake and pound out deep-seated Germumus. It helps, sure, but it’s definitely not enough.

As told by our experts, bacteria and viruses grow exponentially in these hard-to-wash fabrics and ordinary punas, pagpag, or vacuuming is not enough to remove them. “We come in contact with bacteria and viruses every day and millions of these linger on fabric items such as mattresses, sofas, rugs, and curtains, and the like,” said Prof. Joel C. Cornista, current President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. “Dusting or vacuuming every few weeks may be helpful but bacteria and viruses can still grow in these items in between your general cleaning days. Exposure to these bacteria and viruses may lead to infections and trigger allergies, and so it will be wise to degerm these items daily.

  

Fortunately, you need not worry anymore! The NEW Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is your quick and easy solution for the germumus in your hard-to-wash fabrics. It penetrates deep into fabrics to remove 99.9% of germs and eliminate odors, making our homes germ-free and smelling fresh instantly! Use this on your bed and mattresses, sofas, curtains, and even on your shoes and bags!

         
Photo Credit: Megan Young (left) and Ricci Rivero (right)



Using the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is so easy that anyone at home can do their part in eliminating germumus. Complete your cleaning routine with the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray that gets rid of the dust and bacteria left behind after dusting and vacuuming. Simply turn the spray cap on, position your hard-to-wash fabric 20-30 cm away from the spray, and spray until the fabric is wet. Let it air dry after so you can fully experience the 99.9% Antibac freshness!

Level up your cleaning game by including the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray in your daily cleaning routine to ensure your home smells fresh and is safe from germumus all day, every day! Together, #LetUsSprayAndProtect with #DownyAntibacFabricSpray!

A Variety of Fun and Healthy Snacks for the Kids


It is never too early to get your kids eating healthy. Of course, that is easier said than done for a generation of children weaned on fast-food and chicheria. But that’s not to say you should just give up. On the contrary, you should strive all the more to introduce your bundles of joy to healthy treats! One of the secrets to doing that is by getting creative with the snacks you give your kids, so they can enjoy snack time and get nutritional benefits at the same time.

Lucky you then because Gullón is now in local shores, and it is here to help you! One of Europe’s leading biscuit manufacturers, Gullón is renowned for its crackling tasty treats, from its choco-flavored Dibus Sharkies crackers to its savory fish-shaped Mini-Fish biscuits. Gullón’s crackers also have nutritive value as a serving of it will give your kids 6 grams of protein and 2.3 grams of fiber. Protein, of course, is vital to your kids’ growth and development. Fiber, on the other hand, is essential in ensuring a healthy digestive system. Gullón products also contain mono-unsaturated fats, which help increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol.


Getting Creative
While your kids are sure to enjoy eating Gullón crackers as they are, they are guaranteed to love snack time even more if you mix things up and serve Gullón in different ways. Here are some ideas:

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, make sure you are serving your kids something tasty but healthy, like a cereal upgraded with a serving of Dibus Sharkies. Let a handful of Sharkies swim in a bowl of cold fresh milk and you can level things up even more by adding mini slices of fruits such as apples and strawberries. The result is a mouthwatering treat rich in vitamins and minerals that your kids will surely love. 

Aside from milk, chocolate is the best match for biscuits, like Gullón’s Mini Fish. Drizzle some syrupy melted chocolate on a plate of Mini Fish and watch your kids devour every piece with utmost delight! Where possible, try dark chocolate as it can give your kids essential trace minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium, and copper.

Cinnamon’s taste is an eclectic mix of sweet and spicy with a citrusy touch, and it is guaranteed to tickle your kids’ discerning taste buds. Just sprinkle cinnamon powder on a serving of Gullón Mini Mix and see your kids’ taste palate expand—all while getting traces of calcium, vitamin A, and potassium from the cinnamon.

Another creative way of serving crackers, this time Mini Crackers, is by pairing it with a fancy yet healthy spread. Avocado is a superfood, and it goes well with bread and biscuits. So, make your kids a Gullón mini cracker sandwich with avocado as a filling. This combo will help give your kids plenty of vitamins C, E, K; magnesium and potassium; and B vitamins.

Of course, there are plenty of other ways to serve Gullón biscuits, with the only limit being your own imagination. The suggestions above are a good start; the rest is up to you. Gullón crackers & Dibus Sharkies are distributed in the Philippines by Dygen Food Ventures Inc., a subsidiary of Dyna Drug Corporation and available at goodwill.market.

How To Keep Your House Clean And Have Furry Pets At The Same Time

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Pets and cleanliness are two words that don’t seem to match. If you’ve taken care of a furry friend before — be it a dog, cat, rabbit, or hamster — you know how hard it is to keep your home clean. What’s more, it can also cause your whole house to have a foul smell.

This shouldn’t shoo you away from taking care of furry pets, though. There’s a unique art of keeping your house clean while having a pet at the same time.

Get a vacuum cleaner
Even if your pet doesn’t have long fur, they can shed a lot! Add specks of dirt from their paws, and your home can easily get dirty. That’s why it’s essential to have a vacuum cleaner. This way, you can reach every nook and cranny where fur and dirt can build up.

Of course, it’s better if you can purchase an automatic vacuum cleaner. However, a manual one can do. You simply have to be more consistent with cleaning to keep your house clean.

Schedule pedicure from time to time
Your furry friend needs to get their nails trimmed too! Often, it’s one of the most neglected hygiene routines from owners. As long as you see their nails are long, schedule a pedicure time. If you don’t know how to cut them, consult your veterinarian.

Keeping their nails short can prevent them from unnecessary shedding due to excessive scratching. Plus, it also prevents scratches and mars on your flooring!

Keep the cleaning materials nearby
Whenever you see a mess, clean them immediately to avoid it from leaving a permanent mark. That’s why you always need to keep cleaning materials nearby. As a pro tip, keep them in a place that your pet won’t reach. But, this can be a bit harder if you have cats!

Cleaning tools can vary depending on your needs. Feel free to customize your cleaning kit according to your liking. As a starter, include wipes, gloves, rugs, among others.

Train your pets
There’s no other easier way to keep your home clean than to train your pets! Of course, this is easier than done. It involves plenty of time and patience for them to learn where to do their business and where to eat.

It’s also effective to walk and play with your pets! This way, you create a bond with each other, which can help you teach them better. In Bellavita, you have plenty of space where you can walk and bond with your furry friends.

BellaVita Sakto Gusto mo, Sakto Sa’yo! For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and locations, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.




Stand Out with Boutique Accessories



Does it seem like lately, the jewelry seen in department stores and online all look the same? From basic pearl studs to gold or silver hoops, it can be difficult to find original jewelry pieces that can tell a story and tell about someone’s personality. At least, that’s the case if you’re not shopping for boutique accessories.

You may be wondering, what makes boutique accessories so much better than other accessories? Most boutique pieces are designed by smaller up-and-coming designers, so their designs are a bit more unique than some others on the market, and they have a limited stock, so once those pieces run out, they are gone. It means that you’ll have items that others won’t be able to find months from now. From bucket hats to necklaces, bracelets, and even lanyards or headbands, when you see it in a boutique, you won’t be able to find it again in a month when you come back. Instead, it’ll be replaced with a new inventory of up-and-coming designers who are eager to provide you with their designs. The great part of that is that by choosing boutique accessories, you’re not only supporting smaller designers who need help getting going, but you’re also standing out more. Your pieces are originals that not everyone has. You’re sure to be noticed or get those extra likes on the ‘gram when you have unique pieces that add to your style.

You’ll also find that boutique pieces allow your personality to shine through more. Items that are found in some department stores are made for the larger overall audience. Boutique pieces are made more for those outliers, those creative spirits who hear the call of leopard print earrings and answer it. Or those who know that a pom-pom headband is a must for their next spa day vlog. When you shop boutique, you stand out and allow yourself and the new designs to be noticed.

Busy Parents- Are You Looking After Yourselves The Way You Should?





We all know the importance of making sure kids are well looked after. Exercise and the right
nutrition to keep their bodies healthy, and fun, stimulating activities for good mental health. However, as parents, we need to look after ourselves too. As the saying goes, you can’t pour from an empty cup- you need to stay healthy so you can be there for your kids for years to come. Good physical and mental health means you have the energy to really enjoy life with them and do your very best as a parent. Here are some of the ways you could be looking after yourself.

Eat healthily and exercise
One of the best things all of us can do to maintain good health is to eat well and exercise. As a busy parent, it’s so easy to tell yourself that you simply don’t have time, but a healthy lifestyle really doesn’t need to be complicated, expensive, or time-consuming. Go through Pinterest and build a repertoire of healthy, tasty family meals that you can make each evening and all enjoy together. Come up with some fun activities that you can do with your kids- bike rides, walks in the woods, games at the park, even water fights, and bouncy castles in the summer will get you all running around. As busy mom chances are you’re on your feet for most of the day, so invest in good footwear which will look after your feet, legs and back. You could always add orthotic insoles such as biopods.com to footwear that doesn’t have adequate support.


Pamper yourself
Taking care of your mental health is so important, and one of the best ways you can do this is by having some time out to relax every now and again. If your partner or a loved one offers to watch the kids for an hour or so, use this time to kick back and relax. Run a hot bath or a steam shower and let your muscles unwind while clearing your head. Lie on your bed and practice meditation, or put a face mask and some body lotion on to look after your skin. Feeling good about yourself will result in a better mood, and it’s a relaxing activity that can lower blood pressure and give you chance to chill out and take a break.


Take time out for hobbies
It might have been some time since you left school, college, or university but that’s not to say you shouldn’t keep learning. Learning new things and developing skills is great for mental health, it keeps your mind sharp and gives you something to focus on in your free time. This could be anything from an exercise activity like swimming or a dance class, it could be something social such as a book club or it could be developing a useful skill such as a cooking class. There’s plenty you can do from home without even needing to go out crafts, baking, gardening, and more are all great hobbies. You might not have all that much free time as a busy parent, but when you do it’s nice to do something for yourself that you enjoy.








The Best Age to Retire: This Is What You Need to Understand


According to one survey, about 2.7 million Americans above the age of 55 are considering early retirement.

But what is the best age to retire and what should you do when planning for retirement?

Thankfully, we have all the answers so you need! Keep reading to figure out the best age to retire!

Early Retirement
Early retirement is normally for being who are in their 50's but under 65 years old. Many people might consider early retirement if they're in a good financial position, or if they're just sick of their regular job.

Lots of people decide to retire so that they can travel, work on their hobbies, or even just find an easier, part-time job that doesn't take up all of their time.

There is some research that working longer might help you be happier and healthier in the long run, but that may be because you'll have more money to help take care of yourself. On the other hand, retirement can also help to improve your satisfaction with life.

While retiring early might sound nice, you'll need to consider the financial aspect as well. You aren't eligible for Social Security until age 62. You also can't qualify for your full monthly benefits until you're 66.3 years.
 
Normal Retirement
Normal retirement is between 65 and 70. This is the perfect age for retirement because you'll have time to build up a lot of savings. Plus, this is the time where all of your benefits will start kicking in.

You'll also be able to start taking money out of your investment accounts, like your ROTH or your 401(k) without incurring heavy penalties. It's also one of the best ages because a lot of your peers will also be retiring around this time.

If you want help finding the perfect retirement home, click here to learn more.

Late Retirement
If you absolutely love your job and don't want to leave, you could also work towards a late retirement. Most of these people work well into their 70's, and sometimes even retire when they're in their 80's.

One of the advantages of this is being able to earn more money and continue doing a job that you love. Plus, you'll also be eligible to have the highest Social Security payout.

However, there are still many disadvantages to retiring late as well. For example, by the time you retire, you may not be in good health and be able to physically do all of the things you wanted, like traveling.
Discover More About What the Best Age to Retire Is

These are only a few things to consider to help you decide what the best age to retire is, but there are many more important factors.

We know that planning for retirement can be overwhelming and difficult, but we're here to help you out.

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The Checklist: 10 Essentials to Bring With You on Your Next Fishing Trip

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If you're looking for a great way to spend time outdoors, you have plenty of options to choose from. Hiking, biking, swimming, skiing, gardening, metal detecting, and camping are only a few of the options available to people who enjoy the great outdoors. Of course, fishing can't be left out of the mix, either. Quite a few people choose to spend their leisure time waiting for their right fish to come along and take the bait. In fact, more than 850 million fishing expeditions take place each year. Whether you're planning your first fishing trip or simply getting ready for one of your latest outings, taking along the right equipment is essential.

Getting Geared Up for Your Fishing Adventures

Having the right gear with you is the key to making the most of your angling experiences. Having said that, knowing exactly what to bring isn't always a simple matter. After all, you want to have all the essentials, but you don't want to pack so much gear that you end up being overloaded. Though you can find more details from Johnny's Sport Fishing about certain must-have fishing equipment, we'll go over some of the basics right now.

1) Fishing Rods

This may seem like an all-too-obvious point, but your entire fishing excursion is going to be centered around the fishing rods you bring. Be sure to have the right rods on hand. Some offer multi-purpose functionality, but others just aren't right for all types of fishing. One of the main factors to consider is the rod's length. Longer rods tend to cast farther, but shorter rods often give you more control over where your line goes.

Weight, power, and action also factor into the equation when deciding which rods to take with you on a fishing trip. You'll learn more about those elements over time, and more experienced anglers can help you understand why they're important. Eventually, you'll instinctively know which rod will work best for your plans. At the same time, it's important to remember to bring more than one rod. If one breaks or the line gets hopelessly tangled up in the reel and you don't have a backup, you'll have to pack up and call it a day much earlier than you expected.

About Mom: Mega Prime and Prime Mom Club host a well-deserved Relaxation Workshop for Moms

If there’s anyone who deserves some overdue pampering, it will have to be the mothers of this world. Day in and day out, pandemic or not, moms are always juggling a thousand and one responsibilities, all for the sake of their families and loved ones.

To thank all moms for their tireless efforts, Mega Prime and the Prime Mom Club have organized a one-of-a-kind virtual glamping event that allowed moms to relax and bond with fellow moms. The session, entitled All About Mom, pampered moms by giving them some me-time to relax while learning alongside their peers who share their cares and interests.





Different from the past Prime Mom Club workshops, a virtual glamping session, the perfect relaxation hotspot for our Prime Moms was created. As a way to connect with one another while also reminding our moms that it's important to care for themselves, guests were encouraged to interact with all that was in store for them. They had a blast with trivia games and other interactive game booths, as well as learning home tablescape styling hosted by Pinky Tobiano topped off with a cooking segment using Mega Prime Oyster Sauce and Canned Fruits. The online event was attended by members of the Prime Mom Club, Mega Prime’s exclusive club for moms who want to continuously elevate their homemaking skills.

 



Leading the event was the Prime Mom Club’s honorary member and Mega Prime’s brand ambassador, Marian Rivera Dantes, who spoke about the importance of bonding with fellow moms through shared passions such as cooking, which are good for one’s well being especially during this pandemic.

Chef Rosebud Benitez unveiled special recipes using Mega Prime Choices Oyster Sauce. She also whipped up scrumptious desserts using Mega Prime’s Canned Fruits. Together with Mommy Connh Cruz, the winner of The Search for the Next Prime Mom, both of them participated in an online cook-off and shared some practical cooking tips and ideas.

“Mega Prime deeply appreciates the efforts that all moms extend for their families and loved ones. We wanted to celebrate them and thank them for everything that they tirelessly do through Prime Mom Club. This shows our commitment to empowering moms, not just through cooking workshops but also through events that focus on their overall well-being. We hope to have more of these events for Prime Mom Club members in the near future,” said Marvin Tiu Lim, Mega Global Chief Growth and Development Officer.

The Prime Mom Club has been an avenue for moms to improve their skills as homemakers. Combining information and education with interactive and engaging events, Prime Moms are given exclusive access to enriching activities featuring experts and celebrities to guide them. Be sure to sign up for the Prime Mom Club at www.primemomclub.com to join the growing community of modern home-makers and receive exclusive information on future events and perks. For more information, be sure to follow @megaprimequality on Facebook and Instagram.








Online Bonding Time

Most of the time I am busy, doing works and of course, not to mention the unending house chores, and everything needed to be done because I am a mom so yes I've got a lot of things to do on my list. Sometimes, I wanna shout and say I want 'me-time a real one but I'm a mom, I do all things and need rest and enjoyment too!
Lately, I have been staying late for some works and I found myself playing some free video online games and I really enjoyed the mini-games there. It's a stress reliever for me, I can play these games whenever I wanna have a short break, by playing these games I no longer feel stressed every day, the works are less exhausting. 

Sharing here three of my favorites:

1. Classic Minesweeper Game

It has simple graphics which I like, it is a modern remake of the Minesweeper. Easy to play, you just have to open the boxes and hoping that there is no bomb or else it's game over.

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2.Picture Runner Stickman Running Game

It's a stickman running! The instruction is not complicated you just keep the stickman running and look out for the obstacles.



3. Escape the Fuzz Police Chase Game

I am enjoying this game maybe because of the siren and the power pellets hehehe! Too easy to play just drive and collect the coins.



This site is now on my bookmark because the games are free and it is lockdown anyway, this could be added to our bonding so many games to choose I think they have 100+ and counting, not sure how many but if you are interested and wanna enjoy these free games try it out your self and find your self smiling. 

I am reducing my stress in this way and I am very glad that I found this free online video game site, I don't need to subscribe or pay to play and enjoy.

 

Starting Saving For Future

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Personally, I find myself struggling when it comes to budgeting and I think most people are the same. with me. If you're a pro in budgeting your finances then congratulations! Despite hardships and all of that, I never gave up till now that someday, I'll start building a better financial future for myself and of course my family that I wanna help.

Talking about financial stability, many of us are not sure if they are stable. Being stable financially gives us peace of mind, we know that the future ahead is brighter on our side, we know that we are secured and the family when crisis comes.

Forgetting to save for tomorrow is not good. So, in this post, I'll be sharing some tips to save and start your dream business, investments, or anything you want by doing these simple steps that can actually help in your goal.

Goal. Know your goal when saving, you can categorize and take down notes for this and set a specific amount per category in saving.

Sell stuff. Look at the room and find stuff that is you no longer need but in good condition, other people might need it and will buy it. This will be your additional income aside from your salary. 

Budget for every day. Know your limit per day, don't overspend for a meal or things. Maybe when there is a special occasion but not every week, you can use this calculator to help you and learn more about savings, investments, and other computing finances.

Find a Bank. Find a trusted bank for your savings, learn how your savings learn interests.


Lastly, be healthy when you are healthy you won't spend on medicines. Remember, money is not the important thing in the world but it can make our life easier. We all have a different lifestyles,different costs of living but what is important is that we save for the future no matter how small it is. Just start for the future.



Friendly tips and positivity

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When I became a mom, I don't look after myself I don't care about my skincare routine or any makeup because I am too busy or parenting. Yes I know that is so bad and so wrong in many ways because, in order for me to take good care of my family, I also have to take care of myself too.

Anyway, how are you today? It's been a tough year for all os since last year up to now we are still fighting this pandemic. We all need to be strong mentally and physically. So many uncertainties, mixed emotions, and anxiety going on just what like I've felt. But I realized I need to be strong and stay on my mind for me to take care of my family. There's always hope.

We need fruits and vegetables to nourish our body, but due to the protocols, we need to stock up on unhealthy foods. But of course, this doesn't stop us from making our self and our family healthy. Remember we always have our choice, choice to be happy and live healthily.

Simple tips that I can share in this time of crisis are that of course, the first one is to eat a balance-meal, try tracking your weight too, you can use this tool Calculators.org to find out your ideal weight. Second, rest a lot, don't stress yourself for simple things. Chill, watch some interesting series. Third, get some fresh air and see the shining, yes I know it's not allowed to go out but you can sit pretty in your backyard and read some books. Lastly, think positive, keep in mind that a clean heart is a healthy soul and it will reflect in your looks what's inside your heart. Try joining community groups and support other people, remember that being kind is free, why not give it to others.


Dodge These Issues You Can Run Into Moving Home

Are you getting ready to move home? It’s important to be aware that this can be quite a rocky road, filled with challenges and hurdles that you’ll need to jump. So, let’s explore some of the issues that you can face and the ways that you can tackle these problems head-on from the beginning.




Heavy Costs
If you’re moving to a larger property, the last thing that you want to be dealing with is high costs from day one. That’s why you should make sure that you are exploring the best way to save money with your home move. There are a few ways to do this but a key recommendation would be to price check everything. That’s particularly important when you are hiring moving companies. Removalists have rates that vary massively. You need to shop around the market and find a great company like Two Men And A Truck that can offer you a great service for the right price.


Home Won’t Sell
Another issue that you can encounter when moving is a property that just won’t budget on the market. There are a plethora of reasons why a home might not be attracting interest from buyers. Start by checking if the price you’re selling at currently matches the state of the market. If it does, then think about the marketing company that you are using. It could be worth investigating whether another estate agent could serve you better here. You should always check reviews before you commit.


Buyer Drops Out
You could also find that a buyer drops out of purchasing your property. If this happens, then you should definitely consider your legal options. Your position here and whether it’s worth chasing the buyer will determine how far you were through the sale and whether you will lose money if the sale doesn’t go through. If a buyer leaves you high and dry then you should always at least speak to a lawyer. They might be able to ensure that you get the money back that you can’t afford to lose during this critical new chapter in your life.


Gazumping
If you are gazumped then it means another buyer has stepped in to take the house that you already had a handshake deal on with the owner. Whether there’s any legal action you can take here will depend on where you live. Laws can differ by region. A good way to avoid this issue is to make sure that you do get a feel for the person selling the home. You need to make sure that you can trust them. Be wary about homes that have already been cleared out. It might mean that the seller will always take the chance to get more money for the home.


We hope this helps you understand some of the issues that you can face when you are moving home. If you take the right steps here, then you’ll find that your home move is painless and completely stress-free, avoiding all of the common headaches that come with this change.