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How to cope with loss of a loved one?

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Losing a loved one is the hardest and most painful realities of life. It is something that we cannot control nor even predict. There is no cure or medication to ease the pain. For most of us, only time can heal the wounds.  Losing your spouse, parents, children or anyone from your family may be the most challenging since aside from the emotional loss, confusion, and grief, there are a lot of practical decisions that you have to make. There is paperwork that needs to be fixed including hospital bills that need to be settled. Just i magine you have to do this in just a few hours despite the fact that you just want to lay down and cry.  So, the big question is how can you prepare for this? How can you make it easier for you and your family?  No one can be fully prepared about death but let me share some tips on what you can do:  1. Talk about it - Though the topic of death may be taboo for the majority, it is just practical to discuss it with your family. The concept

Win a Free Classic Donut or Cash when You Buy a Dunkin Donut Coffee

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Christmas is definitely my favorite time of the year ever since I was a child. The food, time off from school and the gifts that we give and receive just make the season festive, happy and memorable.  As children, the joy and excitement we feel during the Christmas season can be encapsulated in one word:  aguinaldo . The term refers to gifts received, specifically, during the holidays.  As grown-ups, we find ourselves on the other side of giving with younger relatives now expecting their presents from us. However, no matter how old we are, there is always a child within us who is giddy with happiness when we receive an  aguinaldo .  - (I am totally guilty!)  Thus, I was very excited when I heard about the  Dunkin’ Donuts Aguinaldo In Every Cup promo. This  holiday season, you can have that “just got a gift” feeling every day with the Dunkin’ Donuts. Every time you purchase one 12-ounce cup of hot or iced Dunkin’ Coffee, you have a chance to instantly win a Free Classic Donut

5 Things You Need To Know About Brushing Your Toddler's Teeth

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Dental care is considered one of the most important health concerns among children. It is imperative that parents make sure that their kids are receiving adequate attention and that good oral hygiene is observed.  One of the biggest mistakes and beliefs is that they can neglect dental care because it's not yet permanent. They think it's okay because eventually, they will just lose their milk teeth. We have to debunk this belief and here are 5 things you need to know about brushing your toddler's teeth.  1. When do you start?  As early as 18 months, children must start brushing their teeth. It is recommended that you start brushing your child's teeth as soon as the first tooth appears.  2. What toothbrush should I use?  There is a small, soft toothbrush that is designed for kids 2 years old and below. It is ideal that you use this to make sure that you don't brush too hard and damage his/ her gums.  3. Can they use a toothpaste? If yes, how m

SAMSUNG offers Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ “Weekend Token Promo”

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Ready to upgrade to the next-level SAMSUNG Galaxy Note10 and Note10+? Customers are in for a treat as Samsung offers its ‘Weekend Token Promo.’ wherein t hose who  purchase a 256 GB variant of the Galaxy Note10 or Note10+ from November 8 to 10 will receive  a token worth PHP 3,000 and PHP 5,000, respectively.  Customers can use the token to  purchase any Samsung device—smartphones, tablets, and wearables, among others —  including their new Note10 or Note10+ unit.  The token is given on top of any bundle promotion the store may have. It can only be used in  the same retail outlet and must be used on the same day of purchase. Consumers can also pay  for the new Note series for up to 24 months with 0% interest or through the Trade In-Trade Up  program (available in selected Samsung Experience stores)  To know more about the Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ Weekend Token Promo, visit  samsung.com/ph/offer/galaxynote10-weekend-promo/

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Global Authors Summit 2019 + Giveaway

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The Global Authors Summit  2019 : Write Books. Inspire People, the biggest LIVE learning event for authors and aspiring authors globally is happening on November 16, 2019 (9:00 AM - 6:00PM) at the  GSIS Theater, GSIS Headquarters. Financial Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila.  Personally, I am flying from Bacolod to attend this event and let me share with you five (5) reasons why you shouldn't miss it.  1. Meet and Greet International and Filipino speakers -  There will be over 20 speakers from the Philippines and the different parts of the globe such as Singapore, Malaysia, India, UAE, U.S.A, and Canada.  Some of the speakers will include highly sought-after speaker and bestselling author of the book, Jayson Lo , African-American Author, known as the “Creative Director for Entrepreneurs”, Christopher Hines , Bestselling Author and High-Performance Business Coach,  Sangeeta Shankaran Sumesh ,   The Global Nomad Leadership Coach, Kevin Cottam ,  Global Co

UNIQLO at Ayala Capitol Central Bacolod Opens Today, October 18

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Our favorite Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO is opening its 60th store in the Philippines and it will be the 2nd branch in Bacolod. It is located on the ground floor of the Ayala Malls Capitol Central near the main entrance of the mall.  The new store will showcase the complete line up of Uniqlo Lifewear including 2019 Fall/ Winter collection featuring new and on-trend styles for the cold season; and essentials such as U Crew Neck t-shirts, EZY jeans, ankle pants, DRY-EX, our favorite Airism and loungewear collections.  Starting today (October 18) until Thursday (October 24), Negrenses can enjoy exclusive limited offers on U Crew Neck T-Shirts, Mickey Stands Graphic S/S T-Shirt, EZY Ankle Pants and a whole lot more.  (Stay tuned for updates with awesome finds later today. Make sure to follow us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mymetrolifestyle   Customers can also get a limited edition UNIQLO U Packable Bag with a minimum purchase of Php 2,500 plus FREE S

Tunog Transcom Tayo is now on its 2nd year

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Transcom Worldwide Philippines offered its employees a world-class Musicfest dubbed as Tunog Transcom Tayo . Now in its second year, the event was conducted in three different venues to allow employees from Transcom's different sites all over the country to take part in the celebration.  For Bacolod, Tunog Transcom Tayo  was held at the SMX Convention Center last September 22. The event  was graced by live performances from popular bands such as Ebe Dancel, Mayonnaise and This Band.  The "Batang 90s" enjoyed old-time favorites such as Hari ng Sablay , Ipagtawad mo,  and Laklak while the millennials had a blast with This Band's performance featuring songs such as Kahit Ayaw Mo Na and Di Na Babalik .  It was indeed a night of fun and entertainment exclusive to Transcom employees and their family and friends. According to Mark Lyndsell, Transcom's CEO for Global English Region, "As we have been transforming our business in the rec

5 Easy Steps to Invest in Your Health

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The question of investing in your health may seem like a no-brainer for many— after all, who doesn't want to be healthy? But the reality is that you might not be doing as much for your own health as you think you have been. The Philippine Statistics Authority reports that Filipinos' out-of-pocket health expenditures are on the rise , hitting Php 372.8 billion in 2017. In order to avoid falling into the trap of spending too much on hospitalization fees, it's important to keep on top of your health. Here are some ways to do that below. Eat Healthier The Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative says that 60% of diabetics living in Asia , and without further lifestyle changes that number may soon be on the rise. Diabetes isn't the only disease related to diet: depending on what you eat, you may be at risk for obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, dental disease, and osteoporosis. In order to avoid these, the best thing to do is to be more mindful of what yo

Discover what’s standing between you and your success in preventing hair loss

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There comes a time in your life that you have to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.” And that’s the day when you decide to change your life for the better. Who doesn’t want to become accomplished? Even the “gifted” and brilliant ones have to pay the price so as to realize their goals in life. When we fail to eat on time, get enough exercise or sleep between seven to nine hours a day, we’re compromising our health and wellness as we reduce the maximum extent that our body must function. Consequently, the effects in our body may extend and manifest as early warning signs of hair loss. Take it from celebrity beauty and salon expert Fanny “TF” Serrano, who once personally experienced such an ordeal. For him, avoiding harsh synthetic solutions and choosing to use the right products with natural ingredients is a must and still the best way to deal with mane problems like losing or thinning of the hair.  With this in mind, embracing natural healthy lifestyle is so impo

Do you want to be a World Gratitude Ambassador?

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Do you consider yourself a grateful person?  Do you want to inspire more people to adopt the attitude of gratitude? We have always believed that GRATITUDE is a way of life and the key to happiness. Thus, a global movement on GRATITUDE will kick off on September 21, 2019, during the World Gratitude Day. It aims to inspire and encourage individuals to start adopting the attitude of gratitude. As part of the initiative, the search is now on for GRATITUDE AMBASSADORS all over the world who's willing to: Adopt the attitude of Gratitude in your personal and professional lives Actively share the message of gratitude in your social media accounts and email newsletters Invite family and friends to join the WORLD GRATITUDE SUMMIT Inspire others to be more grateful through your examples. As a GRATITUDE AMBASSADOR, selected individuals will be eligible for the following: Recognition and title of World Gratitude Ambassador (for your country/state) - We will

Is the Government Complaint Hotline 8888 really working?

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The National Citizen's Complaints Hotline, also known as Hotline 8888 was launched last August 1, 2016. One will be able to access them via email or call using their home and mobile phones. It is free of charge for PLDT and Smart/ Sun subscribers while there is a Php 5 charge for Globe subscribers. Since I am a Globe subscriber and do not want to incur additional charges, I opted to contact them via email at  email@contactcenterngbayan.gov.ph If you are wondering if our complaints against the government have finally stopped from falling on deaf ears, let me share with you a personal experience with the Citizen's Complaints Hotline.  This is not the first time I had encountered problems with Philpost or the Philippine Postal Service. In 2015, a friend from the US sent me an audio CD. I paid Php 100 for "taxes" but was surprised that my parcel was actually empty. My friend told me that she is 100% sure that she was able to send them but it has simply gone