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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How to Move and Save Money at the Same Time

If you're moving, you know the process can be long and even costly. Thankfully, there are ways to save while moving. Learn more about how you can make the most of your move while spending as little money as possible.

Throw Away Before Packing

Before you start putting everything in boxes, seriously evaluate what you're going to keep and what you'd be better off throwing away. Get rid of clothes that you haven't worn in a year, and make a point to pitch items that are broken, out of date, or that you intend to replace once you move. It costs money to haul junk, so make sure you are pitching or selling rather than taking unnecessary items with you.

Get Enough Moving Boxes

Buying moving boxes in bulk can help save you money before you move. Finding moving boxes in chesterfield mo can be a good way to get enough boxes at a discounted rate. If you have too many, you can usually return them and avoid worrying about losing money in the process. Sometimes you can even find someone else who is moving, and sell the boxes to them if they need something in a hurry. Moving boxes can usually be saved for a second move, so make sure to take care of them afterward.

Have a Garage Sale

After you've determined what you don't need and what is coming with you, have a garage sale. This allows you to earn some quick cash before the move, while you get rid of things you no longer need. For big-ticket items or things that are not broken, this can be a win-win situation for yourself and the individuals buying from you.
Saving money for a move doesn't have to be difficult. Get rid of what you don't need and sell what you can. Buy moving boxes in bulk for a discount and see if you can sell back what you don't need.

Here's How to Find the Right Auto Repair Shop in Any Community

Even motorists who have lived in the same city all their lives could face a problem when the time comes for an auto body repair. For those new to a community, the confusion can be further compounded. Whether from a collision or some other type of damage, time is probably of the essence. Plus, there is probably a significant amount of money on the line. So keep a few things in mind to ensure any damaged car will be back on the road with as little hassle as possible.

Do Your Homework

Finding the best professional in almost any situation will usually start with a clear idea of the local businesses vying for any particular job. When there is a disabled vehicle in the equation, it might be even more important get it right. So figure out in plenty of time which shops can provide the best collision repair Lakewood CO and make sure its staff is up to the task. In fact, an ideal scenario would likely include starting the search before an auto crash or other necessary repair. Shop around and make sure any experts responsible for fixing the family vehicle has lots of qualifications and stellar reviews. Start off with an online search, but don't hesitate to visit the location and get a feel of what it means to be a customer there.

Set Your Standards

Virtually every job can consist of a sliding scale between high costs and shoddy workmanship. It is incumbent on every motorist to determine where on that scale he or she would like to land. Some shops specialize in getting it done cheaply while others pride themselves on a repair done perfectly. If getting it as good as new isn't the ultimate goal, it might make sense to visit a less expensive shop. However, the best alternative probably comes in a reputable organization offering quality work for a reasonable price.

Make Your Choice

All that remains now is finding the right place to take a damaged auto. After checking off all the requisite demands, an individual can probably narrow down the search to just a few local providers. From there, a mix of comfort, speedy service and personal taste will help determine the final cut.
It can be a dreaded experience for any driver, but a crash does not have to completely uproot your life. Find a trusted auto collision shop and return to the driver's seat in no time.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

4 Signs That You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in an accident, you might be wondering what steps to take next. What do you do about lost income and steep medical bills? If your injuries are serious or debilitating and you are considering a lawsuit, it might be time to hire someone to help you through the process. Here are some key signs that you need a personal injury attorney Columbia MD.

Liability is Unclear

If you've been in an accident involving multiple people, determining who is at fault can be tricky. More people involved means that there is more blame to be thrown around, so hiring an attorney to help ensure that you do not end up paying any damages is essential.

You Aren't Getting Your Paycheck

If your injury has left you unable to work and you are not being paid, then an attorney can help you to recover your lost wages. Often, insurance will help, but in some cases, such as self-employment, it can be more challenging. The self-employed have a harder time proving exactly how much income they have lost since they don't have official pay stubs to use as a reference.

There Was Clear Negligence

If you were in an accident where the other person was clearly at fault due to negligence, it's a good idea to involve an attorney. A lawyer can easily prove negligence in court and help you to resume your normal life as soon as possible.

You Suffered Permanent and Disabling Injuries

If the injuries sustained in your accident are permanent and will affect the remainder of your life, an attorney can help you determine what type of compensation you will need to be able to care for yourself going forward.
Navigating the days and weeks after an accident can be daunting, but hiring an attorney can help to ensure that you get what you deserve.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Exercises To Improve Your Memory

With the recent rise in Alzheimer's and dementia has come a rise in concern over losing one's memory. There are several outside resources to turn to for help, such as doctors or memory care Denver. However, there are also an abundance of exercises and activities you can do on your own to keep your mind and memory sharp.

Solve a Puzzle

Puzzles and brain games are commonly used in memory care. That's because they encourage you to use your memory and other cognitive functions. If jigsaw puzzles aren't your cup of tea, you can enjoy a crossword puzzle or a matching card game. These fun activities may seem simple, but they make your brain work harder in the background to improve your memory.

Multitask Every Day

When your brain gets used to the routine of your everyday life, it is not getting the exercise it needs. Try to stray from your routine every day. An effective way to do this is to multitask. Not only will this be a new experience for your brain, but it will also force your mind to work on its concentration skills. Even if you only multitask for a short period of time, you will still give your memory a good workout.

Learn Something New

It may be a given, but the best way to keep your memory working properly is to use it. Learning a new skill is a surefire way to keep your mind engaged. You can learn how to play a new instrument or take up a new language. Practicing this new skill can improve your memory and delay the onset of dementia, which is why new skills are often taught in memory care.
By participating in a few fun activities, you can easily take care of your mind. Settle your worries about losing your memory and start exercising your brain today.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

How Being a Caregiver Can Enrich Your Life

The word “caregiver” is often associated with sacrifice and difficulty. You never hear enough about the great things that come with providing care for the elderly. Being a caregiver for older adults in Massachusetts can be a very rewarding and enriching job. Here’s how.

You Can Handle a Variety of Situations

Being a caregiver, you are put in many situations and you’ll have to play numerous roles. Home care Massachusetts may involve helping to administer medications, helping someone bathe and get dressed and or helping with running errands. You may speak with many different healthcare professionals. Having to handle these situations (and many others) can help you to become more confident in your ability to deal with just about any situation that you are placed in.

You’ll Form Incredible Connections

As a caregiver, you work closely with clients every single day. You’ll also most likely get to know their family members. As you get to know your clients and you become more comfortable with one another, they may begin to share stories of their past. You’ll learn all kinds of incredible things about people and the things that they did when they were younger. These emotional connections are ones that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Stay Healthy

One of the biggest stereotypes about being a caregiver is that the job is stressful and detrimental to your mental and physical health. While there may be some trying times, there are also great times, too. There are physical and mental benefits of taking care of others. You move around a lot, which can help your body to stay healthy. Taking care of others can also instill a sense of purpose, which can be good for your mental health as well.

Being a caregiver is often seen as a thankless job. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Taking care of others may have its challenges, but it can also be an incredibly rewarding and enriching experience.

Monday, August 5, 2019


Cancer patients and survivors thronged Amorepacific Malaysia’s ‘makeup your Life’ event in collaboration with Breast Cancer Foundation with the aim of helping cancer patients get back to their daily lives faster with full confidence.

Held for the first time in Malaysia and also in conjunction with the company’s global CSR effort to reach out to cancer patients, participants at the event were treated to a session of fun-learning activities which include a skincare education and makeup class, an accessorising guide to using health benefits materials, as well as a cooking and eating right demonstration.

Amorepacific Malaysia started the event with skincare education focusing on the skin changes after cancer treatment and how to deal with them. Following the skincare education is the makeup class which teaches participants makeup techniques on brightening and evening out skin tone to create a healthy radiant look. Each participant received a makeup your Life kit worth RM700 which includes skincare and makeup products from Innisfree, Laneige, Mamonde and Etude House. All products are alcohol free, gentle to the skin and contain hydrating properties.

 As part of the company’s effort to promote a healthy lifestyle, Amorepacific Malaysia also partnered with Stailoz who showcased and shared the health benefits of Titan Tech used in the Stailoz head tubes. Simple styling was taught using the head tube and each participant was also given a head tube sponsored by Amorepacific Malaysia.

Covering the healthy lifestyle segment is also a healthy cooking demonstration by Consultant Dietitian, Indra Balaratnam. Taking into consideration cancer patients’ low energy level during treatment as well as the need to go for frequent treatments, Indra demonstrated an easy to prepare savoury nutritional soup as well as a multigrain brown fried rice packed with nutrition while bursting with flavour to whet the low appetite of cancer patients undergoing treatments.

Margaret Chin, Country Manager of Amorepacific Malaysia when asked on the response of cancer patients for this event, expressed delight. “I’m happy to see a great turnout for this event. Breast Cancer Foundation has been a supportive partner for this event, and I look forward to future collaborations with them. With the success of the makeup your Life event, we will continue to organise this programme annually moving forward,” said Chin.

The makeup your Life programme is also part of a ‘20 by 20’ commitment by Amorepacific, which represents its promise to beautifying the lives of 200,000 women by contributing to their health, wellbeing and economic empowerment by the year 2020. Moreover, by joining the UN-led movement called Every Women Every Child, Amorepacific carries out their obligation to the fullest as a responsible global citizen thereby contributing to A MORE Beautiful World.

Breast Cancer Foundation who is a partner of Amorepacific Malaysia’s makeup your Life programme said they are happy to be part of this meaningful event. “makeup your Life is definitely a wonderful event for cancer patients and survivors to partake in. It’s an opportunity for them to meet, network and also to learn new skills that will help change their lives after cancer,” said Surayati Hamzah, the Chief Executive Officer of Breast Cancer Foundation.

The ‘makeup your Life’ programme has been conducted since 2008 starting with South Korea and later extended to the other regions which include China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore and Thailand.

#makeupyourlife #20by20 #amorebeautifulworld #amorepacificcsr

About Amorepacific
Since 1945, Amorepacific has had a single, clear mission: to present its unique perception of beauty– namely what it calls ‘Asian Beauty’ – to the world. As Korea’s leading beauty company, Amorepacific draws from its deep understanding of both nature and human to pursue harmony between inner and outer beauty. With its portfolio of over 20 cosmetics, personal care, and health care brands, Amorepacific is devoted to meeting the various lifestyles and needs of global consumers around the world: Asia, North America, Europe, Oceania and the Middle East. Amorepacific’s research hubs located around the world are dedicated to sustainable R&D that combine the best of natural Asian ingredients and advanced bio-technology. With its world-class products, Amorepacific is acclaimed for the innovative ways in which it is transforming global beauty trends.

About Breast Cancer Foundation
The Breast Cancer Foundation, formerly known as Pride Foundation, has been proud to be at the forefront of breast cancer awareness, empowerment and support initiatives in Malaysia.
The Foundation’s objectives are to create awareness around breast cancer and to empower and support those who are affected by it through numerous campaigns for the past 14 years. With the collaboration and support from the public and private sector, Breast Cancer Foundation aims to educate the public through breast cancer awareness campaigns as well as empower breast cancer patients and survivors to live life to the fullest after being diagnosed and overcoming the disease through numerous empowerment programmes. Fundraising activities and generous contributions from individuals and corporate bodies allows Breast Cancer Foundation to provide monetary support directly to eligible underprivileged breast cancer patients through the Breast Cancer Foundation Patient Fund. The Foundation coordinates emotional and morale encouragement to breast cancer patients, sharing guidance and advice on how to cope with the disease and its effects with the help of supporting panel doctors, nurses, volunteers and breast cancer survivors. Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to share a community and sisterhood among breast cancer survivors and patients that was created as they bonded over the years, building long-lasting relationships among these breast cancer warriors and the Breast Cancer Foundation team.

Please visit the Breast Cancer Foundation’s official website, and follow the Foundation on social media via and to find out more about the Foundation and its activities.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Guardian Malaysia held its Grand Finals on last Saturday at Central I-City, there are 16 grand finalists to become 'The Face of Healthy Beauty' and to be its brand ambassadors. These 16 grand finalists were picked from a nation-wide quest that saw over 1,000 entries for this contest including making it pass 400 shortlisted candidates and 100 semi-finalists from 4 different regions in Malaysia.
I attended one of the semi-finalists event at Shah Alam, click on the link to read about it.

Guardian Malaysia crowns Four winners of ‘The Face of Healthy Beauty’ they are.
1. Karyll Chee Kar Yee, 23
2. Nur Aimi Binti Abdul Ghani, 31
3. Nurul Ezzaty Binti Hasbullah, 23
4. Yasmin Binti Khalid, 23

For these four women, life will never be the same again.

Each winner will sign a one-year contract as Guardian Brand Ambassador that comes with RM10, 000 cash. RM10, 000 Guardian vouchers, and RM5, 000 each for them to give to a charity organization of their choice. They will be featured on the Cover of Guardian's Brand Catalogues and other collaterals and will receive products from participating sponsors.

Speaking at the Grand Finals, DY Cho, Marketing Director, South East Asia, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd said;

"This search for the new Guardian Brand Ambassadors has been a very humbling experience for us because we found so many inspirational women who can so easily fit our search criteria as a Healthy Beauty. 

We have discovered so many qualified Malaysian women who have their own unique stories of personal struggles and life obstacles that they have overcome and many with their own astounding achievements to become strong role models in their own right.

So the 16 grand finalists you see today all qualify to be Guardian's Face of Healthy Beauty - someone who lives life for the fullest in a healthy way, and has a distinctive style and pleasant personality. She is someone with a positive attitude, gives priority to being healthy first; and looks after her physical beauty too."

Speaking at the Grand Finals, DY Cho, Marketing Director, South East Asia, Guardian Health and Beauty Sdn Bhd
Cho added; "As mentioned in our launch over two months ago, this search for The Face of Healthy Beauty is NOT a Beauty contest. They will be become the living examples of Guardian's brand philosophy that good health is the foundation of true beauty and will help us spread this message to our customers."

Touted as the first-of-its-kind in Malaysia, this search for 'The Face of Healthy Beauty' was open to all Malaysian females aged 18 years and above.

One hundred (100) shortlisted participants were selected to attend the semi-finals at Johor Bharu City Square, Gurney Plaza Penang, Central I-City Mall Shah Alam and 1 Borneo Hypermall Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Four semi-finalists from each region were chosen to attend the Grand Finals in Shah Alam on 27 July 2019.

 In addition to the four winners, there will be eight category winners to be awarded by sponsors. These are:
Most Healthy (Blackmores),
Most Elegant (Bio-essensce),
Most Youthful (Garnier),
Most Expressive Eyes (L'oreal),
Most Passionate (Maybelline),
Most Confident (Nivea),
Most Cheerful (Safi) and
Most Charming (TRESemme)
Once again congratulations to the winners, I attended the event on the day. It's fun and exciting to see every finalist. Sharing with you I snap some photos and video posted on my youtube, click on the link to see.

Guardian customers could also vote, from 8 July - 24 July 2019 on the contest microsite, for their favorite finalist to win at the Grand Finals. Their votes contributed 50% of the total scores at the Grand Finals.

If that particular contestant wins in the Grand Finals, then she will do a draw to pick her lucky voter. A total 4 draws will be done. Each winner will pick 1 voter. The selected voter will e rewaded with RM500 worth of Guardian vouchers.

More details of the search, and the full terms and conditions for participation and details of the Grand Finalists are available at


How to Move and Save Money at the Same Time

If you're moving, you know the process can be long and even costly. Thankfully, there are ways to save while moving. Learn more about h...