Ads 468x60px

2019 BTS Summer Package Vol. 5 (Korea Version)

7.07.2020

Why You Should Wear A Mask And How To Get Bulk Fabric Face Masks.

To wear, or not to wear? That is the question! Shakespeare would envy me for these words, wouldn’t he? Come to think of it, his “To be, or not to be?” could very well applied to the situation around the world in connection to wearing face masks. We could draw a kind of a parallel between these two sayings and make up a completely new one, sounding something like: “To wear, or not to be?” or “To be, or not to wear?”

Okay, that’s about enough of Shakespeare. We aren’t here to make a philosophy out of the question of wearing protective face masks in a situation like this. The whole world is on pins and needles and philosophy is the last thing we need right now. We need actual, concrete, and practical solutions for the issues that are bothering us and while the scientists are doing their part and researching the disease that has got us all by the neck, we might as well do our part.

Our part is, of course, to make sure that we are doing everything we can in order to stay safe and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Face masks appear to be playing a huge role in that endeavor and yet, there are still a lot of questions left unanswered when it comes to these. There are two most important questions that definitely need to be answered as soon as possible so that people actually know what to do and how to protect themselves.
Masked and bare-faced whenever I go outside - for instance, my monthly grocery run.
Should You Wear A Mask?
The first question is whether you should actually wear any masks whatsoever. Do they actually do anything to protect us from the spread of any virus out there, or are they utterly useless? Before we get to the second question, we will need to answer this one. I’ll give you a list of reasons why you should actually wear a face mask for your own protection and the protection of others. First, here is what experts have to say.

Since I understand how confused a lot of people are with the constant fuss about the purpose of the masks. One day you are advised to wear it in closed spaces, the next day you need to wear it in open, public places as well. Plus, it’s only a matter of time before you come across a self-proclaimed expert or two telling you that wearing them is completely useless and that it’s only a waste of money. I’d say it’s time to start thinking with your own head and deciding for yourself on the right move after reading a couple of reasons why this actually might be a good idea.

Your Responsibility Towards Other People
Do you really want to be one of those irresponsible people who know or suspect they are infected with the coronavirus or any other virus out there, but they aren’t doing anything to stop it from being transmitted to other people? How would you feel if you knew somebody was doing a thing like this to you, or a member of your family? I’d say you would be rather angry and, frankly, a little bit disappointed in the whole of humankind.

We are all responsible for each other in this situation and in many other situations. The shared responsibility makes us feel like we are actually making a difference by taking care of others just as much as we are taking care of ourselves. Do you know why it makes us feel this way? The answer is rather simple – because that’s the truth. We are making a huge difference by showing that we are ready to assume responsibility and do everything we can in order to protect other people, while also protecting ourselves.

The biggest issue with viruses is that they are spread so swiftly by respiratory droplets whenever you cough, sneeze, or even talk. Those droplets cannot even be seen with the bare eye, but they can be rather dangerous when coming from a person who might be infected. There is a silver lining, though. Face masks are created specifically to block those droplets from reaching other people. Think of these tools as barriers between what’s inside you and the person you are interacting with.

By wearing a face mask, you are acting as a responsible person who is aware of the danger of transmitting any droplets from one person to another, even if you aren’t infected. You want people to feel safe around you and you want them to see that you aren’t selfish and inconsiderate towards their own health. As I have already said, we are all responsible for each other and if you get yourself a face mask, you will show that you are acting in a selfless and considerate way towards other people.

Just make sure to know how to use the masks correctly, as explained by the WHO: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks
A pre-quarantine photo of my son,
who has been wearing face masks in public even before the pandemic.
Your Responsibility Towards Yourself 
The next logical reason why you shouldn’t avoid wearing this protective tool is because you owe that much to yourself. Just like you should be ready to think about others, you should also be ready to think about yourself, especially because you won’t have the luck of interacting only with highly considerate and respectful people. In other words, not everyone you come across will be wise enough to wear a mask.

There will always be those who don’t “believe” in the effectiveness of these tools. This is not a deity, so there’s nothing to “believe” or not to “believe” in, people. This is pure science and, by dismissing science, you are dismissing all the hard work that researchers are doing in order to keep us safe and healthy. Viruses and all kinds of diseases have been around for quite a while and most of those were eradicated thanks to those researchers and scientists, so let us not diminish their work.

I am getting a bit off-topic there, but that’s because I needed to make the absurdity behind believing or not believing perfectly clear. Of course, making that point was highly relevant for what I have to say next.

Due to some of those ignorant individuals, you won’t always have the luck of coming across people wearing masks. If you aren’t wearing one either, who knows what might happen, right? It’s best not to ever find that out.

In other words, it’s best that you always have a mask to rely on, so that you don’t have to panic and worry whenever you encounter a person who isn’t wearing one. That way, you will feel safe and you definitely owe it to yourself to stay safe. While it’s correct that other people should act responsibly as well, the harsh truth is that nobody will care about protecting you if you don’t protect yourself. Keep that in mind the next time you think of leaving your home without a mask.
Wearing masks in public is nothing new to us.
We almost always wear masks whenever we're in Korea for the winter holidays.
Your Role In Saving Lives
Believe it or not, you have a huge power to save lives even though you aren’t a doctor or any kind of a medical practitioner. The situation as it is has made us all either heroes or villains in the story written by the year of 2020 itself. Can you guess who the heroes are and who the villains might be? Isn’t the answer perfectly obvious?

Of course, I am not even going to talk about doctors, scientists, researchers, and all the people in the healthcare industry who are doing their very best to keep us healthy. I have something different in mind and that is to remind you how each and every single person on the planet Earth can play the role of either the hero or the villain in these circumstances. Do you know how?

Let’s put it this way. The primary function of face masks is to protect other people, isn’t it? By wearing it, you are playing the hero. Companies and businesses that make it their responsibility to get bulk face masks and protect their workers and their clients are also playing the heroes. Everyone who takes it upon themselves to be considerate and responsible by wearing a face mask is a hero. The villains are those who know how important these tools are and still refuse to wear them.

The time is right to decide which role you want to play. I want to believe that everyone would definitely love to be able to save at least one life with their actions. By deciding to use face masks, you will be able to indirectly save a lot more lives, including the lives of your citizens and the lives of people living on a completely different continent. Who wouldn’t want to be able to do that?
Photo credit: Online Fabric Store.
How To Get Bulk Fabric For Face Masks
As I have already mentioned, if you have an organization of any kind, you should be the one responsible for the health and protection of your employees and your clients. If the largest organization you are “running” is your family, then you still have a few people to think about. In any case, resorting to buying bulk fabric face masks is the best thing you can do for the safety of the people you work or live with, as well as for your own safety.

Since this useful tool has only gained popularity in recent months, you still might not be aware of the places where you can buy fabric masks in bulk. These have proved to be rather useful and rather popular because they are reusable and they can, thus, last longer than the surgical ones you can buy in any drugstore you come across. It seems, however, that it is not that easy to get your hands on them, is it? This is because you still haven’t tried searching for them the right way.

No matter where you live, the best way to find fabric masks in bulk is to search the Internet. Every country in the world has experienced a temporary shortage of masks which has created some panic among people, but that has definitely changed once certain companies have started manufacturing fabric masks. As I was saying, no matter where you live, the Internet is your best friend when searching for this tool.

Open up your browser, type the right keywords, and watch what happens. In a matter of seconds, you will be presented with a huge number of relevant results. Your next step should be to open up at least a few websites and check out the products they are offering. Before choosing a supplier, you should do some research to check how reliable and trustworthy they are. Make sure that the supplier you choose ships to your region and feel free to place the order.


6.29.2020

Spotlight | Puritan's Pride Vitamin C 500 mg + L-Carnitine 500 mg.

Times sure have changed since the outbreak of COVID-19. Gone are the days when we could all travel freely and leave our houses without having to worry about getting sick or being infected with a life-threatening disease. In this day and age of the pandemic, our home has - literally and figuratively - become our haven, and my family's health and well-being has become my top priority. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to safeguard our health and have a strong immune system. This is where Puritan's Pride comes into play.

Originating from the USA, Puritan's Pride is a trusted brand of vitamins and supplements with an almost 50-year history in the industry. The company manufactures their products in the United States and carefully sources out ingredients from over 100 different countries around the world. The brand is also known for their commitment to quality, which is why they take pride in the rigorous testing during the process of making their products and before releasing them in the market.

Here in the Philippines, Puritan's Pride products are exclusively distributed by no other than Puritan's Pride Philippines. They offer a wide and complete range of products - from multivitamins to health supplements (skin care, anti-aging, weight management, among many others) at very competitive prices. Puritan's Pride Philippines recently sent me these gifts of health and wellness, which I'm all too happy to receive. Health is definitely the greatest wealth in the 'new' normal, you know. :)
Puritan's Pride Vitamin C 500 mg +
Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine 500 mg.
With all the quarantine cooking and eating that I've been doing lately, Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine surely comes in handy. Dubbed as one of the best weight loss supplements in the market, Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine promotes a faster metabolism to help you shave off some pounds and allows you to burn more calories as it supports your body's fat-burning functions. Not only does this product enhance the effectiveness of your workouts, it also helps your muscles recover after a high-intensity exercise.
Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine 500 mg,
1 caplet a day, preferably after a meal.
Each bottle of Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine 500 mg comes with 60 coated caplets. Serving size is 1 caplet per day, to be taken preferably after a meal. I take mine after lunch since I usually skip breakfast because of intermittent fasting. Each caplet contains 500 mg of L-Carnitine and is made with vegetable cellulose, food glaze, vegetable stearic acid, and silica. 
Nutrition facts (click on photo to zoom).
I've tried Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine before, and I can vouch for its effectiveness in terms of metabolism and calorie burn. No other product has made me sweat buckets like this weight loss supplement. I sweat profusely even inside an air conditioned room! I also like how this product has made me feel more active and energetic - no feeling of sluggishness even if I had less than ten hours of sleep. Looks like my weight loss journey will finally get back on track now that I have a two-month supply of L-Carnitine.  

When it comes to health supplements, perhaps the most well-known is Vitamin C. It is one of the most widely-consumed supplements in the world, all because of its reliability and wide range of benefits such as a stronger immune system and clear, healthy skin.
Puritan's Pride Vitamin C 500 mg,
1 caplet a day, preferably after a meal.
A bottle of Puritan's Pride Vitamin C contains 100 coated caplets. Each caplet contains 500 mg of ascorbic acid which is vital to immune function and necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. It also contains 14 mg of Rose Hips that boost Vitamin C absorption. In addition, each caplet is also fortified with Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex, a potent antioxidant that protects the body against free radicals and helps prevent premature aging.

Suggested intake of Puritan's Pride Vitamin C is one or two caplets daily, preferably after a meal. I usually take one caplet after lunch, along with the other supplements that I take daily. The caplets may look a tad bigger than the usual ascorbic acid, but they're easy to swallow and they don't leave a burning sensation in the stomach when ingested.

Both products are available on Puritan Pride's official website.
Puritan's Pride L-Carnitine 500 mg (60 caplets) retails for Php 799 per bottle, while Puritan's Pride Vitamin C 500 mg (100 caplets) retails for Php 549 per bottle. Be wary of fake Puritan's Pride products proliferating online. Make sure to purchase only from their official website or their Lazada flagship store.


6.26.2020

Chamomile For Dogs | 3 Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know.

We are all well aware of the amazing properties of chamomile. I bet you have some chamomile tea at home right at this very moment. Why wouldn’t you? Its therapeutic properties and various benefits are more than enough to make you want to drink it every single day. Plus, it does taste pretty great, doesn’t it?

This is why people drink chamomile tea: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320031

I’m not here to talk about all the amazing things that this flower can do for you, though. It’s time we concentrated on someone other than ourselves. It’s time we paid some attention to our four-pawed, barking friends. Given how affectionate, loyal and loving they are, they really deserve our undivided attention, don’t they?

If you thought that feeding your pup regularly and taking it out for frequent walks is enough to make it happy and well, I suggest you think again. There’s more to their feelings and needs that meets the eye. There’s also more to chamomile that meets the eye. Have you ever even thought of using “dogs” and “chamomile” in the same sentence?
A dog. And chamomile flowers. :)
In case it has never crossed your mind that this flower could be rather helpful for your little companions, you should use this day to do some research on that topic. The things you will find will probably amaze you and lead you towards making a very important decision of giving your pup chamomile. An idea that might seem strange at first will quickly turn into the best idea you’ve had in a while.

Before you go any further, though, and decide to make some purchases, I suppose you do want to know what it is that chamomile can do for your dogs. That’s the right way to go. Doing research before buying just anything is the right step towards buying the perfect thing. Since we’re researching chamomile today, if you continue reading, you’ll get to find out about how our dogs can benefit from it. Let us get started.
Photo credit: Experience Life.
It Soothes Their Upset Stomach
When you notice that your pup is having abdominal issues, you are definitely eager to try and find a solution. An upset stomach can be very irritating for a dog. It can cause pain, vomiting and diarrhea, among other things. Gastrointestinal issues are rather common among canines and I am sure that, if there’s a way to help, every owner will jump on that opportunity.

Here’s a thought. Why not try chamomile products? This flower is praised for its calming properties and research has shown that it can soothe our dogs’ upset stomachs, which leads to the reduction of symptoms like vomiting, pain and diarrhea. Don’t take my word for it, try it out yourself.

It Reduces Anxiety
Whether you want to admit it or not, your canine can get anxious too. This disorder is not reserved for humans only, so you need to understand that most of our animals can also suffer from anxiety. Similarly, chamomile is also net reserved for humans only, which is why you shouldn’t deprive your pets of its amazing properties.

If you notice signs of anxiety in your dog, you should try to find a way to calm them down, instead of panicking right there with them. One of the perfect ways to calm them down is, you’ve guessed it right, chamomile. This flower will get your pup more relaxed and at ease. While it cannot exactly cure anxiety for good, it can definitely relieve the symptoms, which will help your canine lead a higher-quality life.

It Treats Skin Issues
Skin irritations can be rather annoying, especially the ones that never seem to disappear, no matter how hard you try to fight them. You’ve tried everything you could think of and your dog still keeps scratching that one inflamed patch of the skin. It appears that there really is nothing you could possibly do about it and help the poor animal.

Instead of simply giving up, you should try to apply chamomile on the inflamed spot. It can be perfect for treating flea bites, allergies and even certain bacterial or fungi skin infections. Once again, its soothing properties are responsible for resolving the skin issues and help your doggie heal.


6.23.2020

How To Choose The Right Place To Buy CBD Oil In San Diego.

Given the low level of THC in the plant used in the production of CBD oil, this product has become legal for consumption in San Diego as well. You can use it safely and without any concerns whatsoever that you might get into a conflict with the law enforcement officers. This product is used due to its therapeutic effects and it cannot get you high.

As it is so thoroughly explained on this page, Cannabidiol is a non-toxic and non-psychoactive compound, which makes it safe for our consumption. There are even Cannabidiol-based products made for animals, which only goes to further show how beneficial and safe this compound is. Nobody in their right mind would give their pets something that could harm them.

The question of safety and legality has been addressed several times so far, so there’s no need for me to go into many details about that. There is a more pressing issue concerning people and we’re going to deal with it today. What good does it do you that you can legally use CBD oil if you don’t know where to buy the perfect product in San Diego?

You need to keep in mind that there are a lot of different manufacturers and suppliers and you cannot trust them all. Unsurprisingly, every company will claim to be the best in the business, with an aim of selling you their CBD oil and prevent you from buying from their competitors. That’s just how business works and it’s not about to change any time soon.

As an average consumer, you don’t really care about their games of competition. What you do care about is finding the perfect supplier and the perfect product in San Diego. This can be done successfully, but you will definitely need to do some research before deciding where to buy your CBD. Making uninformed decisions will only make you regret your decision of buying the product in the first place and you don’t want to let that happen. You want to get all the benefits of CBD and you need the right supplier for that.

Speaking of benefits, you’ll find some here: https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/health-benefits-cbd-3516616/

Check Supplier’s Reliability
The first thing you need to do when you’re searching for your supplier in San Diego is make sure that the company you are thinking of buying the product from is reliable and trustworthy. This way, you will make sure that your CBD oil is of high-quality. I suppose you do want the product to be of high-quality, don’t you?

How do you check this? For starters, you ask the people around you if they have any info about a specific supplier. If they don’t, you turn to the Internet for help. Check out the supplier’s website and go through the whole selection of products in order to see what’s offered. Then, find some online testimonials and reviews to check how previous users were satisfied with the products they bought from that specific supplier.

Look For Quality Of Service
Most people opt for ordering this product online and that seems to be a very good idea. If this is what you are planning to do, you probably want the CBD oil to be delivered to your address as soon as possible. You also want it to be in the perfect state when delivered. Most importantly, you simply want to click a button and not worry about the order anymore, until it arrives.

Since CBD oil is here to stay, you want to find a supplier that’s also here to stay and it needs to be the one that will provide you with a high-quality service. Buying online can be the perfect option, just as long as you buy from the right place. Once again, you can check online reviews to determine the quality of service of a specific supplier.

Make Sure The Price Is Right
I suppose you don’t want to get ripped off and end up paying more than you should for CBD oil. Feel free to compare the prices in a few places and then choose the one that seems perfect. Although I understand that you want to pay as little as possible, you should remember that an extremely low price can be a sign that the product isn’t very good.


6.12.2020

Healthy Diet Safeguards Against COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic intensifies the Philippines' battle against 'Double Burden of Malnutrition'. This is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as 'the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non-communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.'

The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income households to sustain each person's required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom.

Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable safeguard to protect our family from diseases.
Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!
Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) introduced 'Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-Day Menu Challenge' as a way to encourage homemakers to serve a variety of balanced meals to their families. Homemakers could access the Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo 7-Day menu plan at www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH. This is part of the company's 'Eat Well, Live Well, Stay Well' campaign to provide Filipino families with practical tips on proper nutrition,  recipe menu and fitness activities to cope, stay well, and enjoy life despite the current COVID-19 situation.

Ajinomoto's 7-day menu plan is composed of complete meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each meal provides recipe suggestions for healthy and delicious Pinggang Pinoy® recipes that are easy to prepare and affordable, too. These recipes are simple yet healthy solutions to serve enjoyable Pinggang Pinoy® meals. Homemakers could make use of their extra time to purchase widely available and inexpensive fruits and vegetables to complement rice beyond the usual supply of canned goods. Ajinomoto's recipes make common ingredients more palatable like Tofu Sisig, Meaty Pechay Picadillo, Pork Tapa and Tomatoes, Ensaladang Talbos ng Kamote, Sweet and Sour Galunggong, and many more. Here are three recipe samplers done in three easy steps:
Pork Tapa with Tomatoes.
Pork Tapa with Tomatoes
1. Marinate pork in water, sugar, soy sauce, pepper and SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce overnight. 
2. Saute onion, garlic, and pork.
3. Pour the marinate mixture and boil until the mixture is thick.
Sweet and Sour Fish.

Sweet and Sour Galunggong

1. In a pan, fry the galunggong. Set aside. In the same pan, saute bell pepper and carrots.
2. Add soy sauce and water and cornstarch slurry. Season with salt, ground pepper, and AJI-GINISA® . Let it boil until sauce thickens.
3. Add the fried galunggong to the SARSAYA® Sweet and Sour Sauce.
Meaty Pechay Picadillo.
Meaty Pechay Picadillo
1. Saute onion, garlic, and ground pork, and mix in carrots, green peas, and pechay.
2. Season with pepper, soy sauce, and AJI-GINISA® Flavor Seasoning Mix.
3. Cook for one minute more.

For full recipes and for more information about Ajinomoto and its products, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.


6.09.2020

What’s In My Travel Bag?

Travel is a fantastic way to figure out what's important to you in your day to day life! What you choose to take with you can define you better than any personality test, or horoscope. So let's deep dive into my purple hand-me-down carry-on bag, and I'll let you see what I hold near and dear when the home is far away.
I have a love-hate relationship with red eye flights. :)
Vital Things
These are the things I couldn't go without and have to be in my travel bag for me to be able to last more than a couple of days away from home. There's medication- aspirin, my asthma inhaler I haven't needed in years (but don't want to risk needed without having it!), and Tums in case my need for spicy food doesn't line up with my body suddenly deciding to show my age. Besides that, there's a phone charger, a tiny bottle of scented hand sanitizer, a little bottle of lotion to chase the sanitizer with, and of course, any important documents I need to bring with me. I keep these with me first and foremost, grabbing them before I pack anything else.
Photo credit: Nintendo Today.
Fun Things
I can live without these things, but why make myself go through that? These are the things that keep me sane in my travels. A mini-notebook in case inspiration hits me midair, my Nintendo Switch so that I'll be too distracted to get inspired- and a mix of different local candies so I can still have my sugar fix while away from home. There's nothing to cure homesickness like chewing on taffy from the town where you grew up.
Skincare is life. 
General ThingsLess fun, more necessary, I keep these so I can survive travel without a hitch. I make sure chewing gum, extra hair ties, make-up, face wipes, and a stain-pen stay in my bag. These help travel go smoothly and save me the worry of missing bodegas when I'm in the middle of a great outdoors excursion. Sometimes I leave some of these out if I need the space, but usually, they go along with me.
Tiny travel buddy.
Just-In-Case
Travel is something that you have to take seriously, so plan for everything! These give me a little peace of mind, while all being relatively small enough that I don't even notice they're there. I keep a small GPS tracker in my carry-on, and my purse, while I'm abroad that only I have access to see. This idea only came up after an almost-theft in Barcelona that made me realize how easily everything important to my travel could have gotten taken. Whether I'm on a ski trip or looking at Atlanta houses for sale, if my purse goes missing, I'll be able to help the cops locate the thieves.

I've spent years of traveling everywhere from Japan to Belgium and have used that time to whittle down what I need when I travel. Trial by fire is the best way to figure out what you need with you, and what's just taking up space and could be replaced by some fun souvenir or trinket! Give yourself time to find what works best for you, and don't be afraid to let that list change with time.


5.29.2020

Nexgard | For Dogs Plagued By Fleas

Fleas have been tormenting our furry friends since the dawn of time, but with the ingenuity of pet parents plus those in the scientific world, there are a number of creative ways to annihilate the pesky pests. Some opt for organic, natural methods while others choose to use prescription medications or over-the-counters with any sort of formulations such as sprays, dips, shampoos, ointments, or homemade remedies.
The new member of our family, Pepper.
She's my sister's fur baby, actually. :)
Treatments For Dogs Plagued By Fleas
If you choose to buy a medicated product, https://petcbdcommunity.com/nexgard-for-dogs-side-effects-reviews/, you must understand what is tolerable with your pup to avoid any type of reactions. An excellent way to ensure overall safety and well-being is to consult with the dog’s regular vet. The medical professional can advise potential products from each category as well as potential risks, interactions with the pup’s existing medications or any underlying health issues, and supervise the treatment course.

The expansive range of new prescription products has proven exceptionally positive as they relate to eliminating the menace allowing control of the entire flea population with merely treating the pet. Some will kill the pest and break the life cycle besides destroying the eggs, making it impossible for re infestation.

There is also a powerful variety of different home remedies and organic, natural treatments boasting as helping eradicate fleas effectively, including CBD oil products or citrus spray and vinegar, among others. These note to be safer than most pharmaceuticals offering fewer side effects but high efficiency in their purpose. It would be best if you again had healthcare guidance solely to avoid the chance for adverse effects.
Step one.
Eliminating The Fleas From Pup Is Only Step One
Chances are the fleas, and possibly their parasites have spread from the dog to other areas throughout the home where they have napped, the pup’s bedding particularly. Any linens plus the bed needs soaking in soapy, very hot water for more than 15 minutes. After everything has saturated, wash, and thoroughly rinse. The entire process results in the dehydration and death of the pests.

As far as the remaining parts of the home, a good vacuum is essential in sucking up the fleas from all the cracks and crevices, each square foot of every room in the entire house. It’s going to be a juggling act. You either want the puppy clean and stay with someone during the cleanup. Or, if the dog still has the infestation, he should remain outside or in one particular space until he’s free of the outbreak. Areas that don’t receive a lot of sunlight are most prevalent because they prefer cool, humid areas. Read about the different ways to treat fleas.
Pepper after her first grooming.
Final Step Of The Process
The last step in eradicating these little nuisances is giving your fur baby a nice warm bath to ensure that all the ‘debris’ is washed off the skin and fur. You may decide to use a big tub and do this part outside after everything has been cleaned properly. The puppy will feel like a brand-new dog.

Final Word
Sadly, fleas are a common problem for pet parents, but those who are new to the experience find them their worst nightmare and that of their fur baby. The pests wreak havoc biting the pup, causing red itchy, painful places and often allergic reactions.

No owner wants to see their dog in such misery, and we all feel in some way responsible for not catching the infestation before it has the capacity to harm them. But then it becomes a matter of fixing the problem with the safety and wellness of the puppy in mind in some cases with homemade remedies.
Pepper chillin'. :)
Many of the prescription medications boast the capability of wiping the flea population out in no time. Still, you have to be very mindful of the side effects associated with these as well as over-the-counter medications. Some pharmaceuticals can cause serious adverse effects. It’s essential to do your research in choosing a product that will prove harmless.

Today, most pet parents go for the alternative, which is the organic natural products such as CBD oil or home remedies. Whatever your option, consult the pup’s vet for guidance and instructions. The primary goal is the health of your furry companion


5.25.2020

Best Watches For The Classy Woman.

Wristwatches were used to be considered exclusively men's accessories while women adorned themselves with jewelry. In fact, many famous brands didn't make timepieces for women in the past. Now brands like Omega and Timex, among many others have started paying attention to the female customer base and have chosen world-known female celebrities as their brand ambassadors.

Not every powerful and classy woman has to wear a timepiece that is too costly or belongs to a famous brand campaign. To be more practical, here we have selected some top branded watches for women that are elegant and still affordable.
Park Min Young in Her Private Life, 2019.
Apple Smartwatch Series 5
As technology is advancing, everything is getting smarter. So on top of our list is Apple's Smartwatch. The best watch any woman can have to date. The watch comes with useful features like an Always-On Retina which can display time 24/7. Apple Watch 5 has a lot of features related to health like workout tracking. Automatic workout tracking makes you more productive so if you are a health nut, definitely buy this watch.

The watch comes with a wide range of different cases and straps from metal to leather and more. Women can track their workouts and even their menstrual cycle with this smartwatch. Moreover, smartwatches feature synchronization with your smartphone to receive and make calls and messages. The swim-proof watch is available worldwide for under $700 and the price is worth its features.

Timex Weekender Watch
Timex Weekender watch is a classy yet affordable piece from the high-end company. Timex offers ladies the ability to customize their watch by selecting their favorite dial size, material, and colors. The watch comes with adjustable straps so that ladies can mix and match them with their current mood and dress or even with the time of the event.

Timex has come up with the technology of Indiglo. With this awesome feature, you can easily read the time in the dark with its bright backlight. This super classy watch is high on demand as Timex Weekender's starting price is only $75.

Timex Weekender Watch.
Photo credit: My Style Pill.
Michael Kors Pyper Women Watch
Our target for this blog is to list all the durable, elegant, and budget-friendly watches for women. Michael Kors Pyper fits best in this category. This sophisticated watch checks all those boxes. It can be matched with your dress to be eye-catching. Michael Kors Pyper is waterproof up to 50 meters and is powered by Japanese quartz watch movements. The watch is in a rose gold color bezel with a white dial and adjustable black leather straps. These amazing features come at an unbelievable price of only $100.

Omega Constellation Manhattan
Omega Constellation Manhattan will be a perfect pick for a fancy party as it is not just a watch but jewelry as well. This chic classy watch from Omega comes in a stainless steel case with 12 diamonds on its dial. The dial is beautifully designed like a dreamy silk pattern with roman numerals.

Omega Constellation Manhattan is a strapless wristwatch with a complete stainless steel case and a brand stamp at the back of the watch to boost its prestige. Omega uses its own Omega Calibre 4061 quartz watch movement in its Omega Constellation Manhattan. This super chic watch is a little bit pricey at $2182 but is a must-have in your jewel collection.
Alessandra Ambrosio, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, and Liu Shishi for Omega.
Citizen Women’s Quartz Silver-Tone Watch
For all classic watch lovers, the Citizen EQ0540-57A is a perfect choice. The Japanese company is famous for it’s durable yet affordable watches. The watch is simple and classy with the best feature of being water-resistant for up to 50 meters.

The watch features a stainless body and straps with a day/date display at 3 o'clock. The classy sunray dial with an analog display having a quartz watch movement. Citizen Women’s Quartz Silver-Tone Watch is super affordable and costs under $90.

Seiko Women’s ‘Ladies Dress’ Quartz 
A watch must be so versatile that you could wear it to work but also with an evening party dress. Seiko Women’s Ladies Dress Quartz is a watch that every woman must have. The watch has a dull gold polished stainless steel case with a white dial. The black leather straps boost the elegance and give a clean finish look so you can carry the watch confidently with any dress.

It is powered by solar energy, once fully charged can last up to a year. The watch is also under $100 category making it another watch that will be light on your pocket. If you want a similar watch from another brand, have a look at Timex timepieces.
Son Ye Jin in Crash Landing on You, 2020.
Conclusion
Every lady needs a wristwatch as it's better than finding your phone to check the time. Watches add confidence to your personality while boosting your productivity. We hope you like our selection of best watches for classy women based on brands and their budget-friendly prices. Your watch represents your distinct personality and fashion statement so you must learn how to take care of it. If you are careful when using your watch and store it in a safe place, a good watch can be your companion for years.


5.20.2020

Visiting the Northeast.

There are so many places to visit in the United States, but one area that stands out is the Northeast. It’s full of so much history and lots of things to do. Since it holds almost a quarter of the nation’s population, there are many jobs, activities, and entertainment throughout each state. Here are a few popular ones you should visit the next time you are in this part of the country.
Independence Hall in Pennysylvania.
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania has a great deal of the nation’s history. There are many historical sights to see and visit throughout the state. Philadelphia is home to many of the countries founding buildings and artifacts, such as the Liberty Bell. Valley Forge and Gettysburg our key cities in some of the nation’s greatest wars. The landscapes throughout the state are also beautiful. The Appalachian Mountains go right through the center it, and one of the Great Lakes borders the northern part of the state.
Sunset in New Jersey.
New Jersey
New Jersey is popular for its shoreline. Many of its coastal cities are known for their summer resorts and fun things to do at the beach. Several industrial parks are located in the northern part while the south is made up of countryside with several things to experience outdoors. This state has great fishing and crabbing in the bays by the ocean, and the Camden aquarium is a popular activity to do which is just south of Trenton. Amusement parks like Six Flags also give visitors quite a thrill.
Freedom Trail in Boston, MA.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts is primarily known for its history. Events like the Battle of Bunker Hill, The Boston Tea party, and other Revolutionary War occurrences can be remembered and seen throughout the state. The oldest commissioned US naval boat is docked there. Its sporting events are some of the best in the country. The Boston Marathon is one of the most popular ones. For those who love football, purchasing a New England Patriots travel package is a must.
The landmark we all know - The Statue of Liberty.
New York
New York is more commonly known for its large city New York City, rather than its rural areas. Times Square and Broadway are some of the most popular places to visit there. The shopping and entertainment offered throughout this city are some of the best in the world. If you are not a fan of the city, upstate has much to offer those who enjoy the outdoors. Lake Ontario has some of the best fishing in the country and hunting for whitetail and bears is also very popular. Hiking is also a common activity found up there.

The northeast has so much to offer, it’s almost impossible not to find something to do. Consider making a couple of stops next time you’re traveling through it.


5.19.2020

Finding the Perfect Makeup Look.

Many people use makeup to dress themselves up for a glamorous look; however, many do not fully understand the versatility of makeup application. With a variety of products, you can create distinct and eye-catching looks for every occasion. Consider these different looks and how you can incorporate them into your next outing.
Bae Suzy for Marie Claire, October 2018.
Dramatic 
Dramatic looks often provide a striking and climactic approach to your makeup. This often calls for a dramatic eye that is punctuated with attractive accents. Whether this is with a bold lip or dramatic lashes from https://www.sugarlashpro.com/, this look speaks volumes. It is important to note that you should not create drama at multiple points of your face. If you are incorporating a bold lip, don’t also add bold eyes and eyebrows, as this is distracting and off-putting.
Jennie Kim for Hera.
Natural
Many people confuse natural makeup with not applying makeup at all; however, this is a vast misconception. Achieving a natural makeup look requires a lot of effort to create a flawless result. Try to create a focal point on your face like bold eyebrows or a rosy cheek to give a romantic feel to your natural look. This look must look effortless, but accentuate the wearer’s natural beauty.
Yoon Eun Hye for Vogue, 2010.
Smokey 
A smoky look refers to a dramatic look focused around the eyes. With the application of eyeliner and eyeshadow, conspicuously attractive shades of smoke can be achieved. Often using a smudging technique around the eyes, they pop through a haze of grey and black.
3CE Nude Pigmented Professional Shadow Kit.
Shimmer
A shimmery look is a beautiful and whimsical appearance that incorporates sparkle and shine. Whether utilizing a shimmy to highlight the face or a sparkle along the eyes, there is a fun, brightness that signals a certain playfulness, drama and whimsy. This type of makeup is not a typically used is less formal occasions, but can be a fun way to add some capriciousness to a look.

Lee Sung Kyung for Laneige.
Dewy
When looking to achieve a dewy makeup look, the key is to make the skin appear glowing and bright. This look has become popular and remains particularly popular in Korean beauty products. The luster of this look presents a youthful and spirited look that is perfect for the daytime or evening. Much of this is focused around skincare, so your regimen will need to be refined to achieve this aesthetic.

Makeup is the art medium for your face. Consider trying out these different types of looks but be careful not to blend them, as it creates a confusing and disjointed result. You have the ability to create something truly and stunning, but it takes intention and an artful hand to achieve your look.


5.13.2020

How to Take Care of your Backyard.

Putting even the best care in the world for your lawn can sometimes result in less than satisfactory results.

As a homeowner, you’d want your yard to look beautiful, and that’s understandable. But let’s go over three things that might not have done correctly and it may be the difference between a good looking lawn, and a taken out of a magazine cover one.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

There’s a big chance you aren’t watering your lawn properly.
Yup, while it may sound like one of the simplest things to do, watering your lawn properly, however, is something that requires quite a bit of skill and knowledge.
Pop-up sprinkler lawn.
While most people think they can do it, it’s not that easy. Mainly because you’ll have to be mindful of how much you’re watering your lawn. A general rule of thumb would be no more than an inch of water per week. It’s basically an equivalent of light rainfall.

You can keep track of the quantity of water by using a simple rain gauge in your yard. Or, if you want to really get serious about watering your lawn properly, then investing some money in an watering system. It would allow you to follow a strict schedule and keep your lawn equally watered week after week.

While it’s definitely costly, it’s worth the investment, as any good irrigation system will increase the value of your property.

Learn how to sharpen your mower blades properly.
One of the most overlooked things when it comes to creating a beautiful lush green lawn is, actually, taking care of the blades of your mower.
Meow The Secret Boy, 2020.
Why? Well, because dull mower blades don’t really cut the blades of the grass. They tear it apart. And, as you can imagine, this isn’t really good for your yard.

While sharpening your mower blades is definitely hard, and in some cases it requires a professional to do so, if you own a small, simple mower, you can most likely sharpen them up by yourself. All you’ll need is a file, a screwdriver, and a bit of elbow grease.

If you have a professional-grade mower, it’s better to consult with the company that made the mower on what’s the best way to tackle this problem.

Dethatch your lawn.
Thatch is basically the layer that forms exactly below the green layer on your lawn. While some of the reasons for it forming can be overwatering, too much nitrogen in the soil, or matter that forms faster than it can decompose, there’s really no way to tell the exact reason why your lawn may have this problem.
A Poem A Day, 2018.
While you can easily establish if that’s the problem you have on your hands, dethatching your lawn is a different story. You’ll most likely need to hire a professional to do it for you, as it depends on many different factors if your lawn will be able to recover from this procedure.

We hope you found out a bit more about your lawn and how it goes beyond just watering it every once in a while.

Sources
Lawnstarter 
Family Handyman 
Better Homes & Gardens
Water Use It Wisely 
The Spruce