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Some say that being a dad is the best job in the world but everyone needs a break every now and again. Count down from one hundred as Tim Ross explains the art of hide & seek.

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With a lively, exotic, and mercantile history, Singapore has risen from the ashes of 20th century world conflict to become a global economic center- as well as one of the safest, cleanest, and most family-friendly destinations in Asia.

In many ways the recently deceased President Yew, who was the first President in Singapore’s history, helped usher in the changes that made corporate giants want to invest there and families want to come and visit. One of the most lasting things that was instituted under his government was a large number of rules and regulations governing daily life. Under that system, everything from not flushing the public toilet to queuing wrong for the taxi line could be the source of a ticket from the police. Although it was thought that it would detract from tourist visits, the strict set of rules has actually become a feature of tourists visiting Singapore, with many people snapping pictures and making videos of regulations that they do not have in their own countries

Enjoy The Urban Outdoors Year-Round
Given its close proximity to the Equator, Singapore is very tropical and verdant, making the wide avenues, many parks, and multiple shopping areas popular from dawn until late in the evening. One Singapore tradition that is fun for families to explore is at Hawker Centre, or a food court that showcases many different types of food from around Asia. As the sun goes down, you can enjoy dinner and the slight temperature drop as the stars begin to come out.

Get Lodging Fit for a Family of Kings
Part of the allure of Singapore is its reputation for providing the best customer service possible. You will likely notice right away how knowledgeable and courteous workers are. When you blend this great customer experience tradition with some of the most modern and sophisticated hotels in Asia, you will have a trip worth remembering. Of course your search for Singapore hotels should really start on an expert travel site like Hipmunk because when it comes to hotels, they are often able to showcase room deals that provide prices that are lower than normal in the cities that they focus on. Most hotels feature a pool. If you are bringing a family, regardless of your budget, try and ensure that you do get a hotel that does have a pool so that you can enjoy cooling off naturally during the heat of the day outdoors.

Explore the Zoo and Malaysia
The Singapore Zoo is one of the most complete collections of animals anywhere in the world. For families, there are a variety of shows that will amuse and amaze you. Their elephant trainers are able to coax very intelligent behavior from the elephants that make up the cast of their show. Eating breakfast at a table full of orangutans is another experience that none of your family will ever forget. Best of all, the zoo, like other Singapore attractions and parks are very affordable, allowing you to save money for eating out and shopping. Malaysia and more shopping are just minutes away as well across a narrow strait that make it the perfect day trip.

If you are considering taking a trip to Singapore, you are in the company of many that have found inspiration from its storied hotels, parks, and tea houses. From Somerset Maugham to Ian Fleming of James Bond fame, people have found that the city provides one of the most exciting, yet safest trips possible.

This article was written and provided by Fiona Moriarty of Hipmunk, the ultimate platform for all your travel needs.

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This post is brought to you for breast cancer awareness month by the Breast Cancer society

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Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide. This life-threatening disease is one of the most feared diagnoses someone can get. It is estimated that one in eight women will develop this form of cancer at some point in life. The good news is that you can prevent cancer by making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or giving up processed foods. Although you won’t eliminate the risk altogether, you can lower your odds of developing breast cancer.

Stay Informed

The first thing you need to do is to learn about this disease and its symptoms. Join local organizations that fight breast cancer, read the news, and stay informed. The more you know about cancer, the easier it is to prevent it. According to the latest Breast Cancer Society reviews, there are several programs focused on education, awareness and prevention. You can join them online or contact your physician for more information.

Avoid Processed Food

Loaded with trans fats, artificial flavors, GMOs, and chemicals, processed food increases the risk of breast cancer. If you care about your health, eat whole, natural foods. Your diet should be based on fruit and vegetables, fish, lean meat, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. Choose products that are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and essential fatty acids. Antioxidants reduce free radical damage and enhance your body’s natural ability to fight cancer. Limit or eliminate processed food from your diet to stay fit and healthy.

Stay Active

Studies have found that regular exercise helps prevent breast cancer. Women who work out at least two and a half hours a week have 18 percent less risk of breast cancer than those with a sedentary lifestyle. Make exercise part of your daily routine. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every day. If you’re too busy to go to the gym, exercise at home. Climb the stairs as often as you can, go jogging in the morning, and stay active throughout the day.

Get Enough Iodine in Your Diet

Iodine plays a key role in the synthesis of hormones. This essential trace mineral should be a staple in your diet. Its deficiency can lead to hormonal imbalances, tumors, and thyroid problems.

Avoid Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol and breast cancer are strongly related. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk. If you can’t give up alcoholic drinks, limit to one glass a day.

(I know these are all tricky, but I guess we just have to try our best to get the right balance!!!)

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This post is thanks to Groupon

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How is it nearly the end of the year? With so many things already filling my calendar and taking the dollars from my bank account – $5 here for a Kris Kringle, $45 for a work dinner, $$$ for gifts for the kids, not even THINKING about the fact I won’t earn anything from private work during the down time(!) – extending my budget to prettifying myself for the holiday season isn’t looking that exciting a prospect. So we might as well see what’s available on discount sites like Groupon.

I had a browse, and five manicures with shellac for only $69 sounds pretty good. Worry free nails for summer? Yes please! Might be a slight step up from my DIY efforts with my $2 polishes :p (Though they come up pretty well, if I say so myself!) Add to that a full Brazillian and eyebrow wax for $19 and there’s no worries walking into that party ;) (seriously, I’m really not very organised when it comes to this stuff, which is why I’m so DIY – easier to do my hair dye at midnight than book myself in on a weekday!)

There is also the Mrs Claus Corsets on offer for only $24! I do have my own collection already (top, a few dresses, a top and undies set hats etc), but maybe you don’t?

(though, TBH, because I know I’m not going to make my lofty weight loss goals this side of Christmas, I’m tempted by these shapewear shorts…. you know get those couple of lumps and bumps flattened out if I don’t make it to enough fitness classes before the skimpy frocks come out :p )

What are you hoping to scrimp a little on in order to extend your budget to where you’d love it to be this Christmas?

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This post is for MyLife.com

When I heard about MyLife.com, I had to check it out for myself. My friend was going on and on about how she is able to manage all of her communications methods in one, easy-to-navigate website. I was referred to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2hb3trwY38, a video that provided a brief overview of all the features I’d been told about.

After seeing the video, I totally had to check it out for myself. When I logged on, I took an immediate liking to the web page setup. It seems that at MyLife.com you are able to see who has viewed your profile, a feature I am still wondering if Facebook will end up adding…

With the growing number of social media networking gaining higher levels of importance, utilizing the tools available at MyLife.com is the most efficient way to handle online business. Consolidating credit cards and other debt has proven a good solution to thousands struggling with debt. Why not use the same principle with online communication? This is exactly what MyLife.com has done. I love that I finally have the ability to consolidate my favorite networking outlets in a way that allows me to more easily keep in contact with the ones I care about.

I still really don’t know how to deal with the information overload I seem to be getting though! Any tips??

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What’s Your Flavour? Win a Trip to Italy with La Zuppa! (plus GIVEAWAY)

Soup! July 24, 2012

Sponsored By Nuffnang Okay, I admit, I got a little excited that I got to write a post for La Zuppa. I LOVE their soups – they’re awesome, stash in the drawer, gluten free (with some of them vegan) ready to heat up at work lunches. When I get back to work, I’m sure I’ll […]

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Health Insurance for Couples: The Facts

Tea July 13, 2012

This post is brought to you by Choosi. Rish and I recently changed health insurers, and saved about $20 a month on our hospital and ambulance cover. Nice (especially with my current lack of income, and impending 30th birthday). Below is an advertorial post from Choosi, a health insurance comparison website. I think it certainly […]

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Fitness Fashion (because it’s not ALWAYS practical to get around in high heeled boots and hot tights)

May 6, 2012

Shh, my feet so aren’t on the train seat! Yes, yes, when I go to the gym, I’m usually getting around in last year’s runners and something I picked up on sale, but it’s nice to see what pretty and comfory things are out there! The following is a sponsored guest post by ASOS Sports […]

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Maybe I go back to study?

April 24, 2012

This post is brought to you by ICS So, I’ve been out of work awhile, and while I’ve been mostly thinking about things like looking for a job, or getting myself mentally to a point where I can take on the world, I’ve also been thinking about other options. Study, of course. wit my over-thinking […]

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And the bridesmaids wore black

April 16, 2012

This post was brought to you by UDreamy Bridal I’ve only been a bridesmaid once in my life, and us girls wore black ;) (perhaps fitting as I believe I was threatening my Bro-in-law’s life in this photo) The dress was a simple one, off the rack at Myer, bought a month before the wedding, […]

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Where do you go for online coupons?

April 12, 2012

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Coupon Code. Where do you go to get the best deals online? Are you, like me, just plugging things into Google in the hope to find a code to get 5% off that online order? Only to find they’re all for free US shipping or not valid anymore? Given […]

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