Friday, February 21, 2020

Are There Benefits of Online Casino? What Do You Think?

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There are many of you who love to go to casinos to experience games right? but what if you can experience the same thrill and enjoyment right from your home or space? indeed, the world of online gaming is expanding rapidly and casino is a part of it. you can find different platforms that get you satisfying experience in casinos.

In the last decade, the trend of casino has gone up to great heights. Amidst it, the popularity of online casino has touched new heights too. various players have found the idea of playing variety of casino games online a preferred one. indeed, you can have a rich and ravishing experience in the realm of online platforms and websites that are devoted to casinos just like poker online.

Extensive variety in gaming

One of the prime benefit of web casinos is that these tend to offer a wider variety of games than you could explore at most land-based places. No matter you love to play slot games, video poker or, table games, anything else, you are always going to experience plenty of options.

You can easily pick the games that are within your budget and as per your preference. In this way you would see the realm of web casino much more expended than that of land-based casino.

You are safe

Indeed, many of you must be thinking that since there is nothing tangible in online games of casinos, they are not safe then you are wrong. the point is there are proper precautions taken to ensure that the players have a safe and impartial experience. there are proper teams behind the online platforms of casinos that ensure that the trust of the players do not waver.

Indeed, you must explore the options in renowned and effective casino platforms online and you surely would get a convincing experience. Play it and you would love it for sure. there is proper transparency in everything.

Free experiences

Of course, if you are a beginner and you want to polish your skills and expand your knowledge about casino and poker games then you must explore the online platforms. There are many games that are provided for free to ensure that you have a rich time.

Once you have practice sufficiently, you can move towards investing your money and playing the real time games online. It is truly fun-filled experience. the point is whether you are a new player or you want to try something different in casino; you can easily go on the expedition with free games.

You would have the time of your life playing these. And these games give you a real experience, as if you are sitting in a casino room and playing around the tables. Whether table games, slot games or anything else; variety is there to pamper you. 


Thus, you should definitely explore the options in web casino today. You can check out for a wonderful and trustworthy experience. the platform gets you variety, trust and support for all the games you play.

PHLPost Commemorates 75 Years of the Battle of Manila

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The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) released a commemorative stamp to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Manila.

PHLPost honors the men, women and children who perished during the Battle of Manila seventy-five years ago. The commemorative stamps features the Memorare by sculptor Peter de Guzman which stands at the Plazuela de Santa Isabel in Intramuros.

The monument depicts a mother in despair, cradling her lifeless baby in her arms. Inscribe on it is a dedication by National Artist Nick Joaquin which says: To the innocent lives lost: We remember them, nor shall we ever forget.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat, Jose Miguel Cabarrus, President, Memorare Manila 1945, the association of civilian survivors and descendants of the Battle of Manila and Maximo Sta. Maria III, OIC, Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) Assistant Postmaster General for Marketing unveiled the commemorative stamp infront of the Memorare monument in San Agustin Church located at the historic Intramuros Manila. 

The Battle of Manila, also called by Americans as The Liberation of Manila from February, 1945 to March, 1945 was the bloodiest major battle and the most horrible scene of destruction during World War II. Historians consider Manila as the most destroyed city during the war.

The Second World War devastated Manilas landscape. One of those beautiful buildings that was destroyed was the Manila Central Post Office, a neo-classical building designed by the famous Filipino architect Juan Arellano.

PHLPost has printed 40,000 copies of the stamp sold for 12 pesos each, was layout by in-house graphic artist Rodine C. Teodoro.

Stamps and Official First Day Covers are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan de Oro". For inquiries, please call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the facebook page for updates

Catriona Gray Joins Smile Train as its Newest Global Ambassador

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Smile Train Global Ambassador and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray visited Smile Train’s partner hospital, Philippine Band of Mercy, where she met with cleft patients and their families.

Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray joins Smile Train, the world’s leading cleft organization, as its newest Global Ambassador.

“Working with Smile Train has allowed me to help create smiles around the world. As one of their newest Global Ambassadors, I will continue to use my voice and platform to help raise awareness and advocate for children with clefts here in the Philippines and all around the world,” said Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.

Gray recently turned over Php 388,200 raised from her “Catriona Gives A Smile” birthday fundraiser, which will support cleft care treatment for at least 30 Filipino babies born with a cleft.

“I have always believed that children deserve every chance in the world to achieve their goals. Through Smile Train-supported cleft treatment, they are given the opportunity to become more confident and live their lives to the fullest,” said Gray.

Smile Train Global Ambassador and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray turns over the check for proceeds raised from her birthday fundraiser to Smile Train South East Asia Director Kimmy Flaviano.

“Smile Train is grateful to be working with Catriona as one of our Global Ambassadors. She is committed to furthering our vision of giving new smiles and second chances to those born with a cleft, not only in the Philippines but around the world,” said Smile Train South East Asia Director Kimmy Flaviano.

For the last 20 years, Smile Train, with the support of its donors and partners around the world, have supported safe and quality cleft care for more than 1.5 million children in need. In the Philippines, Smile Train has supported cleft surgeries for more than 60,000 children since 2001.

For more information about Smile Train Philippines and to donate, please visit To learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines, please follow Smile Train Philippines on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.

5 Things You Should Never do While Travelling

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These days, traveling alone or with family can be a very daunting task, especially if you don’t have hands-on experience of doing it before. Everyone wants to see how beautiful the world is but it is essential that you don’t leave a negative impact somewhere in the world. With climatic changes, global terrorism and many other issues, traveling to the right destination is a challenging thing. But the good news is, there are thousands of safe places in the world, you can visit and enjoy with family. Here, in this article, we will guide you through a few things you should never do while traveling:

1. Don’t Feed the Wildlife

Yes, taking a picture while feeding a monkey for an Instagram post might seem to be a very heroic thing, but you should never feed animals, especially when you encounter them on the road. Feeding animals on roads will make them dependent on humans. Even if they are friendly in the beginning, it will take them a few seconds to turn violent in case you stop feeding them. Secondly, you must keep in mind that food fit for humans might not be friendly to their stomach, so it is better to beware.

2. Don’t Litter

The only moment we all stop littering the streets and public places is when the world will be able to march towards a pollution-free environment. When you visit a place, tossing garbage around the streets is not just disrespectful but also causes damage to people around. Developing countries don’t have reliable trash cans where people can litter the garbage. However, in the developed world, much emphasis is on keeping the environment clean and healthy. One good idea is to travel with a crunch water bottle and a small bag. This way, you can use your bag to stack the wrappers and wasted stuff.

3. Don’t Splurge on Shopping

Even if it looks like the most delicate diamond piece on earth, don’t fall for its beauty because the souvenir is going to take a big toll on your pocket. When traveling to a new destination, always conduct some research on the prices of the souvenirs over there. It is good to support the local cottage industry but is equally imperative to create a difference in spending little versus being ripped off financially. Tourism is a major industry for many countries around the globe, so it is important to beware of poor quality and expensive products during shopping.

4. Don’t Forget Important Documents at Home

If you have an extended stay in a new destination, it is imperative to carry all important documents. You should have visa papers, a copy of tickets, identity card, driver’s license and insurance papers. Furthermore, if you have applied for any train passes in advance, it is crucial to carry a copy of those documents too. For instance, if you’re traveling to Japan and have already booked a train pass from , you must always keep a copy of the pass in your document bag.

5. Don’t Travel Extensively

People who plan a trip to multiple locations within a few days often end up being lazy throughout the trip. Therefore it is better to plan little and explore the place where you go. If you spend more than 73 hours in flight out of the three weeks you have, the experience won't be fun. More than traveling, you should focus on the experience of interacting with locals and exploring a new area. Traveling extensively results in the jet lag that can come in its worst form.

5 Best Travel Tips

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Traveling is the best therapy in the world because it allows a person to cut off from work and enjoy some time with his/her authentic self. However, most people start making silly mistakes when they’re preparing for a trip. A lot of them tend to over pack whereas some of them invest themselves in different kinds of insurance plans. Brace yourself for we will guide you through the best travel tips you should always consider:

1. Eat Local Food

If you aren’t brave enough to try the local food of a new place, you won't be able to do justice to a new destination. There is nothing better than trying something that is out of your comfort zone. Especially if you are traveling by yourself, it is essential to try the local food instead of splurging on expensive hotels and dining experiences. You might feel like throwing out, but don’t worry, you will be able to adjust yourself with a new place if your stay is elaborate.

2. Pack little

Keep in mind, if you pack a large suitcase, you will have to worry about carrying it throughout the trip. Especially when it comes to traveling during the summer season, you need to pack as little as possible. Despise overcrowding your suitcase with stuff you don’t even want. Whether you’re a boy or a girl, you won't need more than a pair of jeans, a few undergarments, shorts and half sleeves. Secondly, don’t forget to pack essential medicines for the trip. Pack important documents for the trip as well. If you’re traveling to Cuba, make sure you request a hard copy of Visa Cuba Online from the travel agent.

3. Wear Sunscreen Everyday

More than being out there in the sun, it is essential to protect your skin. Sunlight can be very damaging in extreme cases so it is better to wear sunscreen when going out. People who set out on world tours are suggested to carry multiple sunscreens in their bag to protect their skin. Wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. It will protect your skin from any form of cancer or notorious disease. Sunscreen of SPF level 15 is perfect for average skin.

4. Learn a Few Words of The New Country

Keep in mind, English is not a common language in all countries across the world. Many countries despise interacting with tourists who don’t respond in their language. For instance, if you’re traveling to China, learn a few local words that can help you in interacting with the locals. You should know how to pronounce it. Thank you, hello, I need help and a few other mainstream phrases. This way you won't feel alienated in a new country.

5. Bring Ear Plugs and a Sleeping Mask

You never know who you might have to sit next to on a fast train. Life is all about meeting new people, so be prepared to come across heavy snorers on a busy train and shouters who can’t paddle a word without bursting the other person’s eardrum. Always carry your earplugs and sleep masks. Especially if you’re visiting a high tech country, it is imperative to keep a sleep mask in your pocket. It will help you in relaxing yourself when you will feel like taking a nap on a long train journey.

4 Things You Need to Know Before Traveling To Australia

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Australia is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With the beautiful beaches and coffee culture, the land down under has quite a lot to offer to its tourists.  The country is not only home to the most beautiful creatures in the world but is also famous for providing a seamless trip experience to the travelers. If you have finally decided to visit Australia for the first time, then you have made an excellent decision. While you may feel a bit hesitant traveling there for the first time, there is no need to worry as long as you are ready for your trip. Let’s have a look at a few things that you must know before traveling to Australia.

Getting a Visa
It does not matter how long you will be staying; you will have to get a valid visa. The visa requirements vary from country to country so you will have to see what process you will have to follow. But things also have become quite easier as you can now apply for an electronic travel authorization as well. It is available to several countries, and it makes the visa process even easier. So you can apply for that as well by visiting

Prepare Yourself for the Weather
Australia has all kinds of weather to offer, and if you intend to travel to a number of cities, then you must pack for all kinds of weather. In the city of Melbourne, you usually get to experience all four seasons, so it will depend on what time of the year you are visiting. It is unpredictable there and the weather can sometimes get extremely hot. On the southern side, Victoria and New South Wales have cold weather, and you will experience snow as well. So if you are visiting the colder side, then you better pack your warm clothes. And do not forget to stay hydrated and use sun protection for hotter weather.

Do Not Miss Out On the Wild Life
If you are visiting Australia, there is no way you should not get a taste of the wildlife there and witness the beautiful creatures it has to offer. It may look scary to you in the first place, but the adrenaline you will get after experiencing the wildlife of Australia is unmatchable. There are a lot of parks where you can go and see wildlife while expert tags along with you. You will get to see animals that you will have never seen before.

Experience Unique Activities
If you want to make your trip more memorable, then you should definitely opt for the activities that you can only find in Australia. These activities include daredevil stuff like Skydiving and Snorkel diving. You must also not miss out on the Opera House located in the city. The one hour tour by UNESCO World heritage will give you a lot of insights. Whale watching is also an activity that is popular among Australian tourists and is an experience that you will never find anywhere in the world.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

How Does SEO Help in Marketing?

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You’ve been hearing SEO from a digital marketing agency that has been reaching out to you since last month. But you are not so sure about how SEO helps in marketing.

Let me tell you something about it real quick. If you are not familiar with SEO, it is the process of optimizing the website content such as keywords, images, and text to optimize your website for search engines.

Search engines such as Yahoo!, Google, and Bing show your websites based on how optimized they are through search engine rankings. If your website’s content is poorly written or not optimized, you can find your site on the last page - or worst, not at all.

SEO is a technique used to rank a website well and it improves the volume and quality of traffic to a website from different search engines.

What are the benefits you can get through SEO?

There’s a long list of benefits that you can get when you start using SEO for your marketing. But here are the top 3 benefits that you can get through SEO:

     Return of Investment (ROI)

It’s not an overnight success, yes, but SEO can provide trackable and quantifiable results in a matter of months. Whether you are in e-commerce or from brick and mortar. You are going to receive an ROI.

SEO agencies like us have the means to track every aspect of our strategies. Such as the increase in traffic, conversion, and mostly, rankings. You can also get a comprehensive analysis done with our team to check the demographic information of each individual that visits your website.

With e-commerce, your digital marketing agency can track how sales will happen. And before that, what are the things you will need to fill in the marketing funnel.

One of the main reasons why you launch your website is to build authority and increase your brand’s awareness. Practicing SEO is a huge part of having your website on the first page of Google. If you are on the first page and you have targeted keywords, your website visitors will have the impression that your website or company is trustworthy enough to do business with.

The more your content and your web pages rank in high positions for different search engines, the more chances you’ll get the eyes of your prospect clients fixed on you.

     Increased Traffic

Since being on top positions on SERPs, your website will receive an increase in traffic. SEO  will focus on creating informative and keyword relevance for title tags and meta descriptions. Having optimized tags and descriptions can help increase your click-through rate, which promotes qualified web traffic.

And Here the 3 Reasons Why Your Business Absolutely Needs SEO…

Understanding SEO Helps You Understand the Environment of the Web

The internet is a fast-paced space because of technology. Change is constant and it can be a serious challenge to stay on top of these changes when they take place.

But if you know SEO by heart and you understand how it can help your business, it can help you with each major change that will take place.

If you know how SEO works not only on your business but through checking your competitor’s business, it will be a huge advantage than those businesses who know nothing about it.

     It’s A Long-Term Strategy

As the world wide web changes and each market (of businesses) evolves, if you know the basics of SEO, even if the rules and trends change every hour, you will be able to cope and improve your website.

Since it is a long-term strategy, more time, effort, and monthly SEO budget can withstand their competitors with the help of an SEO expert.

If you’re not on page 1, you’re wasting your money

If you want to generate leads or want people to see you as an authority, you need to be on page 1. If you’re not there, you’re definitely close to death.

A recent study shows that the first 3 organic search ranking results get 40 percent of all click-throughs, while the two 30 percent on page 1 and 2 doesn’t receive the same love from people.

What does it mean?

Well, only two things:

You need to be on page one.

Or the user type in too many keywords that the search engine can’t show your website coz it appears it’s not exactly what they need.


SEO has a huge impact on marketing.

If you want to generate organic leads, organic growth and don’t want to spend too much on ads then, hiring an SEO expert in the Philippines might be the key to your success.

How to create “More Fun” in the Philippines this 2020

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Anyoung haseyo, Hěn gāoxìng rènshì nǐ.
Hey! You’re here, too?
Mabuhay! Welcome to the 7, 107 islands of the Philippines!

If you pass by people talking in four different languages like this, you might be shaking your head. How could they understand each other, right?
But no worries, in the Philippines, it is possible.
Filipino can easily adapt to your languages.

Akin to their culture of being hospitable is their ability to adjust their speaking language based on who the visitor is.

And in case they fail with their mouth talking, their emotionally-driven sign language and their smiles will surely save you away from misunderstanding. Indeed, it is more fun in the Philippines!

Sustainable tourism is the main objective of the refreshed “More Fun” campaign of the Department of Tourism (DOT).

This means tourism that strikes for balance in the ability to generate a good economy while preserving the culture and the environment.

With the 7.1 million foreign visitors recorded in 2018, this sounds like a positive investment.

The Philippines continues to gain winning streaks in the tourism industry.

Recently, it earned the 8th spot on the 20 Most Favorite Countries in the World of the Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) Readers’ Choice Awards with 90.63 score.

Bloggers around the world continue to share how much they love staying in the Philippines.

According to, the average stay of visitors in the Philippines is about nine nights. This is enough to make them decide if they will go back again or invest in the country.

If you have not visited the Philippines and are torn in your decisions due to negative news in the international scene, the next section is for you.

We have sourced out the top five reasons why you should include the Philippines in your business plans this 2020.

1.               People

A warm smile to greet you every day. This is one of your best perks of choosing to stay in the country.  Filipinos are popular with their hospitable way of welcoming foreigners. Not a day will pass that you will not see a Filipino smiling at you. The steadfastness of the people amidst adversities brings positivity at work.

Filipinos demonstrate strong family ties. The love for their families extends at work as they mostly value colleagues like their own family. Whatever work calls for them, they give their hundred percent to complete it. They find a way to help their teammates, too. These traits are essential to building a solid workforce.

Filipinos also pride themselves on their flexibility in adapting to other’s cultures and languages. English is the second language in the country coming from the era of US influence during the World War years. Although there has been a reported decline in English proficiency, the Philippines still joins the Top 20 of the 2019 English Proficiency Index released this October with its 60.14 high proficiency grade.

With global economic progress, Filipinos prove even more how well they can play on the battlefield. Popular among youth nowadays is a mix of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese influences.

2.               Strategic Location

The Philippines is strategically in the heart of Asia. It opens avenues for both the Asian and Western countries in any transportation and communications channels. It has been the trade and travel landmark in world history, and probably one reason why the Philippines is known as the melting pot of cultures. No wonder this country has a rich culture.

3.               Low Cost of Living

Got a $100,000 - $200,000? Pack your bag and go to the Philippines! Live like a Filipino, and you’re on your best 10 years of freedom and fun. A lot of blogs say that retiring in the Philippines is one of their best decisions. With over 7, 107 islands to enjoy, warm people, and tropical days, who wouldn’t agree? In fact, there are 64, 512 foreign retirees in the Philippines according to the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA).

The cost of living in the Philippines will highly depend on whether you are in urban or rural areas. You can live comfortably with $1,000 in the province outside the city center. While in the metro, set a budget from $2,000-$5,000 to enjoy the weekend fun with your family or friends.

4.               Business Provisions

        The Philippine government has been aggressive in pursuing foreign investments to grow the economy. Two notable policies which align with foreign policies are the Republic Act (RA) No. 11232, and the Executive Order (EO) No. 65.

The RA 11232 was released in February 2019 to facilitate the ease of doing business. It embodies the changes in the legal framework for the registration and operation of private corporations in the Philippines.

In October 2018, EO 65 was signed to allow a new list of investment areas and activities where foreigners can own it 100%. These are:
(1)      internet business (access providers not content creators),
(2)      teaching at higher education levels, provided the subject being taught is not a professional subject (included in bar or board examination),
(3)      training centers engaged in short-term, high-level skills development not part of the formal education system,
(4)      lending companies, financing companies, and investment house, adjustment companies, and
(5)      wellness centers

Other business provisions for foreign equity are also included in EO 65.

These are only a few of the business guidelines in the Philippines.

Foreign investors are also enjoying the economic zone accreditation for tax incentives. Check the policies with your legal group to meet the compliance requirement.

Should you decide to establish a business in the Philippines but requires a place to stay tha’s within the metropolitan area, you can rent or buy the best property in Philippines with the help of Property Online Philippines. To attract good fortune and better opportunities for your business, there are also Feng Shui experts which can consult for your commercial or residential property.

5.               Amazing Tourism

The “More Fun” campaign was successful in drawing more visitors each year in the Philippines. There has been a steady growth in the tourism statistics, with Koreans retaining the top list this 2019.

From pristine beaches to the popularly revived Boracay island, you will never run out of adventures.

The Philippines offers a wide variety of experiences. Have a taste of delicious and exotic food in every place.

There is the famous lechon from Cebu, adobo, kare-kare with bagoong, sinigang, kinilaw, tapsilog, halo-halo, and to complete the list, get your taste bud ready for balut! Awesome feast, dancing, and singing await you on each island.

The list is as endless as your imagination can think of. You can have it on land, via seas and rivers, or up into the air. The Philippines got it all to make your stay unforgettable.

The Philippine government is putting its trust in the investment reasons cited. An Investment Portfolio has been initiated to encourage the participation of foreign investors in raising the socio-economic status of the nation. Check out this page if you would you like to be part of it.


Monday, February 17, 2020

How to Fix a Sink that is Not Draining

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Having a sink that is not draining can be a real problem. It effectively makes the sink unusable. When you have a blocked sink it can also smell bad. However, the good news is that, like a hot water system, in most cases you can fix yourself without the help of a professional plumber.  

The Best Methods to Unclog a Kitchen Sink

As long as it is done right, using a plunger to clear a sink is the best and quickest way, and that is true for any type of sink. To begin, the correct plunger is needed; it is important to note that for sink plungers, they will be smaller and dome-shaped, while toilet plungers are larger and shaped like a bell.
Secondly, plunging will work best if there is some water in the sink. For sinks that are not draining at all, you will simply need to begin to fill it with water. However, if it is draining albeit slowly, then you may need to place a sink stopper in before attempting to fill with water. After the sink has roughly 2 inches of standing water, you can now begin to start to plunge it.
To do so, simply grab the plunger and position it at a slight angle to allow for bubbles to escape while you're plunging with the help of air. Once the plunger is in the right position and you are confident, cover the drain opening with the plunger and start to pump until the sink starts to drain.
While this will take care of most sink clogs, in some cases the issue won't be resolved in this way, and other methods may need to be used.

Pull out the Clog Manually

If your sink is still not draining correctly after plunging, it may be a large object or a group of objects that are causing the issue. In this case, you will now need to dislodge or remove what is clogging the drain manually. Because of the size of kitchen drains and plumbing, you won't be able to do this by hand, so you will need some sort of tool to help.
Most of the time, this will be done using an auger or plumbing snake. However, if you are in a hurry and don't have the time to find one, then you can try to straighten out a wire coat hanger to do the same thing. You will want to push the snake into the drain and try to reach down as far as you can.
This will either push whatever is clogging the sink through the pipes and resolve the issue or bring it to the surface so you can easily grab it and dispose of it.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

A drain volcano refers to the chemical reaction that happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda, and this is a great method that is an alternative to chemical drain cleaners.
Before using this method, make sure to run the garbage disposal to ensure that it is not the issue. After, simply pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and follow it up with 1/2 a gallon of vinegar and boiling water (the ratio for this is 1:1).
This will allow a cleansing action to take place that will, in theory, allow for most debris and food residue to be washed away when followed up with more boiling water in around 10-15 minutes after the baking soda and vinegar mixture has been used.

Next Step

If your sink is still not draining correctly after trying all methods listed above, it is time to disassemble the P-trap and clean it by hand. This can be messy, but in most cases, it will fix the issue, and you can do it at home without calling in a plumber.
You will want to make sure that the cabinet under the sink has been cleared, and that you have a bucket handy to catch the water and debris that will come out during this process.

Making Health a Family Affair: Simple Steps To Future Proof Your Health

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When you have a family, every step you take is observed and even adopted. Kids learn based on the model, and parents are their role models during the formative childhood years. Healthy habits are developed and adopted over time and the entire family plays an important role. So, if you want to make health a family affair and instill some good habits into your children, do it as a team.

They know the importance of quality time

Healthy families know the value of doing things together. You can’t just tell your kids to go out and play, you should set up an example instead. Since, kids these days are inclined to spend all of their time indoors, create a healthier routine. Pick at least three days a week and spend 30 minutes to an hour on a fun outdoor activity. You can easily use this to your own advantage as well. When you skip your regular workout, but you still need that post-exercise thrill, go for a speedy walk with your kids. You can even challenge them to race you. This way you’ll bond, spend time outside and take up a regular physical activity.

Never skip breakfast

If a parent skips breakfast in the morning, the kid won’t be so hungry in the morning as well. Kids repeat our motions because they want to be all grown up. So, give a good example of never skipping breakfast in the morning. Breakfasts are essential to our morning routine because they fuel our body right after an all-night fast. Eating during an hour after waking up jumpstarts the metabolism and gives us the right energy we need. Even for your kids’ meals, stick to healthy unprocessed food like oatmeal decorated with fruit or scrambled eggs decorated with pieces of colorful veggies. If your kids are picky eaters, break this bad habit by decorating their breakfast with pieces of fresh fruit or veggies.

Share meals together

Mealtime brings family close and strengthens their bond. You will get an opportunity to discuss their day while you also influence their healthy eating habits. When you sit at a table together without your phones and without any time limits, you get to truly enjoy the meal and each others presence. Even if you can’t sit together through every meal, aim to share at least one together.

When you do this, you model healthy behavior to your kids and get to control their portion size. You can also invite your kids to suggest some meals and you can even cook them together. To make sure that your kids eat enough veggies and fruit, make sure each meal is based on it.

Healthy snacking is an option

Kids love to snack because snacks are too tasty and easy to consume. But, the point of a snack is the fuel you up between meals so you won’t starve until lunch or dinner. Since a bag of chips or a chocolate bar is a source of empty calories you need to explain the difference first to your kids. Then, offer a healthy snacking option like carrot slices, apples, bananas, greek yogurt, nuts or dried plums. Make sure your kids have these options available to them when you’re not home. Stock up your fridge or pantry with a variety of healthy snacks and remind your kids that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

They are also creative together

This is especially important if you have younger children - spend time on creative projects together. Parents will use this as stress relief, while kids will boost their imagination, problem-solving skills, and creative thinking. For example, you can both color together. Parents can express their artistic side while coloring an adult coloring book. Whereas, kids can color their own age-appropriate coloring book. This way you’ll both enjoy a moment of peace, while also engaging in a great activity together.

If your kids are teenagers, you can find a DIY project like sewing or a pottery class. Cooking together is also a creative activity and kids of all ages can participate. All you have to do is give them a suitable activity they can master with confidence.

They do one fitness activity together

It goes without saying that healthy parents create the environment for their kids to be healthy as well. SO, if you as a parent prioritize exercise as an integral part of your lifestyle, your kids should follow as well. You should definitely sign your kid up for a fitn=tness class appropriate for their age. You can both sign up for a martial arts class at the same fitness center. This way your kid will be proud that you are doing the same type of activity at the same place and most likely fall in love with it more easily.

Also, do one fitness activity together. You can go running around the block or cycling on the weekends. Find a suitable bicycle for your kid at Bicycles Online and embark on weekend cycling adventures.

They also embrace mental health activities

In the age of video games and YouTubers, you can’t expect your kid to pick up a book on their own. Reading is a forgotten activity among adults as well. So, in order to inspire your kids to seek an adventure hidden within pages of a book and foster their creativity, thinking skills, imagination and increase brain power, set up a family book club. You can all join a public library and make reading a family affair. You can catch up on the classics while your kids explore the adventure series The Famous Five or the Harry Potter books. This will increase the chances of your kids reading later in life. Furthermore, they will improve their concentration, communication, exercise the brain and also explore an alternative way to have fun.

When you do it as a family, you can discuss your current reads on a weekly basis and exchange your views and thoughts on various topics.

They talk

A family book club is a great way to work on your communication skills. Even if you don’t prioritize reading, you should prioritize talking and this feeling of trust in your kids. This is yet another trait of healthy families because communication is a sign of a healthy atmosphere at home full of love and trust. Your kids shouldn’t be afraid to approach you when they have problems, issues or other dilemmas.

Don’t just rely on eating together to get a chance to talk with your kids and share experiences. Turn it into a weekly date. This will further strengthen your bond and create a healthy atmosphere for your kid to confide and share.

Put a limit on screen time

If your kid is old enough to have their phone, you need to set up some boundaries. Life happens when you are present in the moment, not glued to the screen. Moreover, kids who spend too much time on their phones or in front of a screen have a short attention span, struggle with obesity, and also affect their behavior and development.

When you put a daily limit on screen time, you’re doing your kid a favor, even though they might protest it. Moreover, you should also put a limit to your own screen time to lead by example. Create no-phone zones in the house, like at the table or during homework time. Don’t let your kids take their phone to bed, because there’s a risk of them using it during the night. Instead, create a charging zone in the living room where everyone is expected to put their phone at 8 pm in the evening. The phone should remain there until the morning.

Prioritize proactive health care

Regular health checkups are important especially when your child is growing up. You should teach your kids the importance of dental hygiene and regular visits to the dentist. This way, you’ll stop any dental issue from turning into a cavity or a lost tooth and teach your kids that they are responsible for their health.

Create a schedule together

You should plan all healthy family activities together and put them on a calendar. Plan daily, weekly and monthly schedules. Put this schedule somewhere where everyone can see it and be reminded of an upcoming activity. Consult this schedule when you need to make some impromptu changes to your routine. Regular practice turns a healthy activity into a healthy habit so make sure to respect this schedule and enjoy the fun activities together.

With a bit of planning, creativity, and effort, the entire family can make health a family affair. This will also leave room for some indulgences and turn them from guilty snacks into earned treats.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Meet 3 Guys You Could Go On a Getaway with This Love Month

Wazzup Pilipinas!

If you’re single and game for an adventure or simply wanting to achieve a memorable and different Valentine this year, read on as this might just be your dream getaway this month of February!

This Valentine’s season, certified hotties Mark Wei, Shu Calleja and Raven Tacwigan are doing a Valentine contest where one of them – and you! – may just get to spend a vacay in your chosen location. Yes, YOU get to choose the location.

The three have collaborated with RedDoorz, the leading hotel chain in the country today, for this first-ever contest for an influencer and a lucky follower to go on a dream getaway, so here are some tips to get to know them better so you can pick who you want to spend your dream getaway with. 

Mark Wei is a lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur who, at the young age of 24, already owns Hostel Privado, a strategically located modern budget-friendly hostel located in the heart of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. He also owns Vanilla Stop Creamery, an ice cream shop with interesting flavors of milk tea, cream cheese and cheesecake ice cream that has different branches in Metro Manila.

Raven Tacwigan 22 and a fitness advocate. He is a lifestyle influencer, and local travel enthusiast. Who models and represents numerous international and local brands like hair products, energy drinks, and a proudly Filipino fast food chain.

Shu Calleja is just 19 years old but his achievements are impressive. A former member of the wushu national team, he juggles life as a senior high school student who mentors aspiring young martial artists. 

Mark, Raven or Shu can be your travel companion in your dream travel destination if you join RedDoorz’s exciting love month contest.

From February 14 to 18, Mark, Shu and Raven invites you to post your most IG-worthy travel experience photos from anywhere in the Philippines on your public Instagram accounts, using the hashtags #RedDoorzPH and #TravelWith_____, just insert the first name of the influencer of your choice (Mark, Shu or Raven) in the blank.

Your post must include a RedDoorz logo on the upper right of your photo of choice, a caption about why you deserve to win a Valentine’s getaway adventure with Mark, Shu or Raven, then tell us how you’ll do this getaway if you were his travel guide. The influencer who gets the most posts from fans, plus the person who made the best photo-and-caption post on social media will win an all-expenses paid trip anywhere in the Philippines. Also, don’t forget to tag and follow @reddoorzph when you post!

So this could be your most scenic and memorable Valentine ever,-ever! Start gathering your best travel photos now and make sure you post them starting February 14 on your public Instagram account. Check out RedDoorz’s Facebook page and RedDoorz’s Instagram account for more details on this contest. 

For more freebies, here’s a special treat for you too - simply download the app and use the promo code ACHIEVETRAVELS2. Happy Valentine’s indeed from RedDoorz!
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