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    Singapore Going Paperless – Challenges of Cashless Society

    Singapore stands on the cusp of becoming a cashless society and if it succeeds, it would join the ranks of China, India and Sweden. While many are aware of Singapore’s active pursuit of a cashless society, not as many know about the benefits and challenges that it can bring to the society as a whole. On top of paying through cards, apps and mobile wallets, the maturing digital currencies should not be left out of the cashless equation as well. The pros brought about by a cashless payment system benefits not just the users, but also the merchants and the government. Singapore recently announced that Razer, Inc. has presented a…

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    Trendy Gummy Market

    A recent study has revealed that the Gummy market is a trend that will continue to grow through 2025. Sweet gummies aren’t just for kids anymore! Many consumers enjoy gummy vitamins, which facilitates the process of taking vitamins. For those who have difficulty swallowing tablets or capsules, gummy vitamins can be an excellent alternative. Plus, many prefer the gummy variety of vitamins for the taste, while receiving the nutrients they are seeking. Traditionally, the gummy delivery platform has performed well in the children’s market, which will continue to remain strong. However, there appear to be even greater increases in demand in the adult and senior markets. It’s possible gummies could…

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    Easyjet named best-value airline in UK

    Easyjet has been named the best-value short-haul airline in the UK, seven places ahead of British Airways. The ranking by flight comparison website Skyscanner was created by comparing the fares and associated costs of 20 of the most popular carriers that operate in the UK, including in-flight food and drink, seat reservations and luggage fees. Ryanair, the Irish carrier renowned for its low fares, boasted the lowest ticket costs of all the airlines, with an average fare of £90.67, but was priced out of the top 10 thanks to its “baggage charges and on-board catering costs”, Skyscanner said. “It’s important to note that if baggage charges and on-board catering aren’t…

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    The Dance of Sleep and Emotions

    Maybe you’ve noticed that everyone’s in a bad mood on days that follow a lousy night’s sleep. It could be that it’s your sleep deprived self that’s more aware of grumpy people-and your own grumpiness isn’t helping. Not getting enough sleep affects our health in many ways. Our immune system takes a hit, blood pressure is affected, and weight gain is a common issue. Another place we get off balance when we don’t get enough sleep is our emotional health. Katharina Lederle, who has her PhD in human circadian physiology and behavior—known commonly as the human body clock—is a specialist in human sleep and fatigue. In her new book Sleep Sense:…

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    Guided Meditation for Sweet Dreams: The Forest Grove

    In this guided meditation, drift away into a beautiful, comforting imaginary forest grove full of old growth trees with deep roots and healing messages. As you listen to this meditation before you go to sleep, you will help prepare your body for a deeper, more refreshing sleep. If you drift off while the meditation is still playing, your subconscious will pick up on messages of relaxation, grounding, and ease that you may keep with you as you sleep, dream, and perhaps even when you wake up to a brighter, more well-rested next morning.

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    3 Journals for Finding your Way in a Complex World

    We know from research that journaling has the biggest impact on our health when it helps us to better understand and integrate our experiences. Experienced people who journal may be able to do this with a blank page, but for those who get lost when confronted by the vastness of a page full of emptiness, we have three journals that are interactive and aim to unlock the hidden places inside of us. Meera Lee Patel, a self-taught artist designed a beautiful journal that creates inspiration and space for the writer to self-reflect. With brilliant colors, favorite quotes, and questions with space to respond, Made out of Stars: a Journal for Self-Realization could…

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    How to Derail Our Self-Hatred Habits

    I met a man who kept apologizing. He apologized for arriving two minutes late. He apologized for the gift he brought, which he declared — while handing it to me — too cheap. He apologized for his clothes, for where we went, for the regional crime rate and the weather. He apologized while ordering in a café, then again when handed his drink. Pouring milk, he apologized. We’d just met, but I knew already: This man had low self-esteem. His compulsive apologies said so. I’ve wrestled with self-hatred all my life. I too have chronically apologized. To my parents, for every grade lower than A and for the bedroom they…

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    Taking Baby Aspirin Every Day Can Actually Have Serious Health Risks

    Three new studies found that taking low-dose aspirin daily did not result in health benefits, but rather some serious health risks. A daily low-dose aspirin regimen may be doing you more harm than good, it turns out. According to a trio of new studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the benefits and risks of older adults taking baby aspirin daily. The primary study looked to answer whether or not 100 milligrams of aspirin a day really could help prevent everything from heart attacks to cancer. According to CNN, the study involved a  randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. It followed nearly 20,000 participants with a median age of 74. Half of the…

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    The Three Most Dramatic Changes to My Body From Whole30

    My Whole30 results were life-changing. Here are the recipes and tricks that got me there. Not until I turned 27 did I realize the gut-wrenching truth of what my mom had been squawking about for years. “Your body changes every seven years,” she frequently reminded me for what seemed like my entire childhood. “You’re not going to be able to eat that kind of stuff forever,” she harped. For the longest time, I was able to brush off her insanely irritating warnings, but then it happened. In what felt like an overnight transition, I began to see, distinctly, those unwelcomed developments. Just a few months before my 27th birthday (like clockwork. Thanks, Mom),…

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    Five Hints for Bike Travel

    Adventure Cycling’s January Member Drive is in full swing and if you’re like us, you’re probably enduring the doldrums of winter by dreaming of warm weather and of course, bicycle touring. While there’s no denying that bicycle touring can be a delightful and life changing experience, there’s also no sugar coating the trials and tribulations that inevitably come with spending extended time on the road. Don’t let the challenges of bicycle travel put a damper on your next trip. While you look forward to warmer days, here are some tips to ensure your next tour is the best one yet. 1. Be prepared The sunshine that greeted your morning can quickly take a 180 degree turn for the worse. Be sure to pack layers…