Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Take Your Hygiene To The Next Level

We were all taught from an early age, the importance of good hygiene. Whether its brushing our teeth, or scrubbing under out nails.

Proper personal hygiene means taking care of every aspect of your body, from keeping it clean to looking your best. Basic hygiene is taught to children at an early age to help establish good habits and parents can reinforce good hygienic behaviour by creating routines and being good role models! Your personal, social and professional worlds are all affected by hygiene habits – but it’s easy to fall into the same old hygiene habits. Here we’ll look at a few ideas to help revitalise your daily routine. 

The shower

Of course, it sounds obvious, but a shower whether it’s first thing in the morning or late at night before you go to bed is a wonderful way to invigorate the body, and who doesn’t feel good standing underneath a cascade of hot water?

But over time, a shower just might not have the same effect on you that it used to. If this is the case, then why not invest in a new shower head or unit? Better bathrooms who sell tons of different showers are full of inspiration and ideas to really make your next shower a little more revitalising.

Brushing your teeth

Everyone has their own way of getting this task done. We always start on the same side of the mouth and work our way around. This can get pretty boring, and over time we stop seeing the benefits!

Why not upgrade to an electric toothbrush? Or find a new toothpaste that will wake up your mouth and oral health. Ensuring your teeth receive a good, thorough clean every day will make you feel good too!

Shake up your washing habits!

Did you know that you don’t have to shower every day? our mileage may vary on this, but most people don’t need to shower every day. In fact, showering every day strips away the necessary oils in your skin and hair, which makes your body produce more to compensate. You can probably get away with showering once every other day. If you can’t swing that, skip the shampoo every other shower. If your hair gets greasy spots, try sprinkling some baby powder around the roots between shampoo days.

Actually wash your feet. Guess what? Did you know that simply soaking your feet in half an inch of soapy runoff while standing in the shower doesn't count as washing your feet. Get in there with a wash cloth and scrub your toes and the bottom of your feet. This will help you kick embarrassing foot fungus and other odorous or unsightly issues.

Wash your face with honey. If you have extremely sensitive skin, or are just looking for a cheap organic face wash, try this: Wash your face with honey. Honey is a natural humectant (e.g. moisturizes without leaving oily residue) and exfoliant. It even has natural antibacterial qualities!

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Top 5 Toys for Christmas 2017

Christmas has been dubbed as one of the happiest seasons by most people. For children, it is a season of gifts and toys. With only a couple of months before that day, we should already have an idea of what to give our kids. If you haven't yet, then here is a list of some of the best toys for Christmas that the not naughty, but nice kids would surely love to receive from Santa.

1. Lego Toys
This remarkable toy of interlocking plastic bricks has captivated both the kids and the kids at heart. Through the years, the designs you can create with these plastic bricks have become so varied and complicated. Now, anything from animals to cars can be yours. You can even build a city with it. The most exciting part about playing with Lego toys is that you have to build them yourself. Their latest collections include Batman and Star Wars characters. They also have the new Lego Boost, which allows children to form simple robots from scratch.

2. Toy Robots
Toy robots will always be on top of the kids’ lists, more so now that everything is getting technologically advanced. You can choose from battery-operated ones with remote controls to those that can be manipulated using a Smartphone application, like the Sphero R2-D2. Choices can also be based on what you want your kids to get out of these toys. Some toy robots can teach programming, coding, or building techniques. There are also some toy robots, like Fisher Price’s Teach and Tag Movi, that are made especially for toddlers. Although the technologies by which these toy robots are made have already changed a lot, the happiness it brings is still the same.

3. Play Sets
Children who love to watch cartoon series from televisions will love the Ben 10 Rust and the PJ Masks Headquarters play sets. These toys will give your kids a chance to play with their favorite cartoon characters using their imaginations. For little girls, the Enchantimals Panda will be a fantastic choice. Unlike the playsets sold last decade, these toys are now more interactive. They also come with amazing light and sounds.

4. Foam Cars
Toy cars have been staple Christmas gifts for kids since anyone can remember. Different styles of toy cars have come and gone over the years. This year, Nerf has upped the ante by launching the Nerf Nitro Motofury Rapid Rally. Your kids can form amazing stunts with these foam cars.

5. Dolls
Dolls are excellent gifts for girls for every occasion. These toys now come in varied shapes and sizes. They are even age-coordinated for the child who will play with it. One of the most popular dolls this year is the life-like baby doll Luva Bella. This blonde baby doll responds like a real baby. It also talks, drinks, laughs, and plays peek-a-boo.

Nothing makes children giddier than waiting for Santa’s surprise on Christmas Eve, hoping that the wrapped gifts under the tree are exactly what they asked for.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Prime Photos with Alexa - Magic on your Amazon Fire TV ( + Amazon GC Giveaway)

The Amazon Fire TV Stick changed the way we watch TV and now it changes how we view our photos. The Amazon Fire Stick is a small device, which plugs into a TVs HDMI port. The Amazon Fire Stick enables any TV to stream content over WiFi such as Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, HBO go, and more!  But now it goes even further. Now you can see photos and play a slideshow of your albums on the Amazon Fire TV, just ask Alexa.

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Amazon customers can view and search for their photos and photo albums with the Alexa Voice Remote and the Prime Photos app on their Amazon Fire TV.  If you’re a Prime member you can also search for people, places and things using simple phrases like “show photos of animals,” “Show photos of family,” etc.

This is just one more addition to what you can already do with a Prime Photos account and Amazon Fire TV. The Prime Photos app is pre-installed on your Fire TV. You can launch the app from Your Apps & Games on the Home screen. If you are a U.S. customer, you can also ask your Alexa voice remote to “Show Photos.” Want to know what else you can do, like change your screensaver? Check out all the ways you can use the Prime Photos TV app at https://amzn.to/2wBeDlv

Prime members also get the perks of unlimited photo storage and 5 GB storage for other files and video. So next time you’re relaxing in front of the TV, enjoy memories you’ve created by flipping through photos and videos on the big screen using your Alexa Voice Remote!

So if you love to view and store your memories safely check out Prime Photos and always have your photos right at your fingertips wherever you are, which includes the living room with Fire TV. https://amzn.to/2w0UJ0W.

Like Amazon Fire TV, the Echo Show can showcase all the photos in your Prime Photos account, with voice commands like, “Alexa, show my photos.” In fact, all the same commands work with Echo Show – just add “Alexa” to the beginning of each one.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

How to Make Homemade Kimbap Rolls

Kimbap rolls are called Yachae Kimbap in Korea. It is a delicious vegetable kimbap roll and it is the most common kimbap variety you will find available in Korea. It does include some processed meat like Korean crab or ham, but if you prefer the vegetarian kimbap roll, just omit the meat and add some delicious cooked tofu.

This is a quick and easy recipe for kimbap rolls and it is closely associated with the California roll, but they just taste slightly different. The simple and easy kimbap recipe here just has more savor than the California roll. Kimbap is the most popular picnic food in Korea. When making it at home you will notice that it gives your kitchen the toasted sesame scent. You may also be interested in ordering a Kimbap lunch or dinner and have it delivered to your home or business. Just visit here to place your order: foodpanda.sg/restaurant/s9ku/hansang-korean-family-restaurant. You may purchase the ingredients for making these rolls at a Korean grocery market.

Ingredients for Kimbap Rolls:

* Four sheets of seaweed
* Two cups of sushi rice cooked
* Two eggs
* A pinch of fine sea salt
* One teaspoon sesame oil
* One half carrot
* Three stalks of spinach
* Four radish pickle strips (yellow)
* Four sticks of Kimbap BBQ ham
* Six strips of burdock root, edible and seasoned

How to Make Homemade Kimbap:

1. Slice the sticks of crab lengthwise in half and the result will befour sticks.

2. Slice carrots into long thin slices.

3. Rinse them thoroughly all spinach and parboil it in hot boiling water for one minute and then drain the water.     Squeeze out any excess water from the spinach. Next put it into a bowl and add a pinch of salt and    a teaspoon of sesame oil on the spinach. Mix very well.

4. Beat egg well in a bowl then fry an omelette in a fry pan. You can now make the stick egg by rolling it. Making very thin will make it easier. Continue the same with the rest of the egg. Slice the egg rolled lengthwise in half and its result will befour egg sticks.

5. In a saucepan, with a small amount of sesame oil, saute all of the carrots,crab,and Korean ham separately. You may use fresh raw ingredients, but it is easier to use the precooked.

6. Next, place the rice into a large mixing bowl then add one teaspoon of sesame oil and a few pinches of salt. Mix them together very well.

7. Create your Kimbap rolling station. By placing all ingredients in the rolling station, it will make it fast and easy for you to assemble the rolls.

8. Next put one of the seaweed sheets on the bamboo mat and then pat the rice on the sheet by spreading it very thinly making sure to leave four centimeter gaps on the top of the seaweed.

9. Now you will begin to put the rolls together by placing two of the sticks of burdock,two sticks of carrots. one stick of crab,one stick of ham, one radish,one stick of egg, and a spinach pinching the center of the rice. Begin rolling the seaweed and if the seaweed sheets do not stick you should paste some water at the gap that was left in step number eight. Set the completed roll aside.

10. With the leftover ingredients remaining, repeat steps eight and nine. On the cutting board,line up all Kimbap and then paste some sesame oil on the seaweed surface. Slice the rolls into bite size pieces, serve and enjoy!!