Mummies, when you're pregnant, you already have a whole laundry list of things to worry about. So one of the last things you want to think about is premature labour. But it is essential to know how to prevent premature labour naturally so that a healthy baby can be born at full term. This ensures less complications for both mother and baby during the delivery process and postpartum. The term premature labour is when a woman delivers her baby before 37 weeks of gestational age. It is considered as full term when someone reaches week 37 during pregnancy where the baby is fully developed and able to thrive outside the mother's womb. Premature labour occurs when regular contractions result in the opening of the cervix between week 20 and week 37 of pregnancy. However, sometimes women do have premature labour due to many different reasons and it often results in premature birth. Here are 11 best ways on how prevent premature labour naturally so that you can reach the goal of having a … [Read more...] about 11 best ways to avoid premature labour naturally
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Home ownership is an exciting step of adulthood, and marks a major milestone in #adulting. That is, until you confront the unexpected costs that can take a shockingly large chunk out of your savings account. Here are five most common costs of home ownership that you may not expect, and the steps you can take to avoid them. 1) BUSTING THE RENOVATION BUDGET via GIPHY Whether you're buying a resale flat from the open market, or a brand new apartment, you'll want to make some customisations to your new home. And that means signing on a renovation package that costs tens of thousands of dollars. You'd think that the large upfront sum would be enough to cover everything you could think of, but busting the renovation budget unfortunately happens more often than not. There are many reasons why this could happen, ranging from careless mistakes or miscommunications on the part of your contractor, to finding out you need extra hacking due to unexpected modifications. For older flats, the need for … [Read more...] about 5 unexpected costs of owning a home (and ways to avoid them)
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), NTUC Income and global life insurance company MetLife's innovation centre are piloting from this month an industry-first initiative to use blockchain to automate life insurance claims for bereaved families. Lifechain, developed by MetLife's LumenLab, will allow SPH to securely encrypt and share data used for obituary placement with Income to search for a matching life insurance policy. Should a match be found, SPH will inform family members within one working day and Lifechain will auto-notify Income to then initiate the claims process. Family members will also be informed by SPH when a match is not found. The pilot, to end in October, will target 1,000 randomly selected Income life insurance policyholders. Family members who place obituaries in The Straits Times will be informed about Lifechain. If they consent, the deceased's NRIC number will be submitted into Lifechain as hashed data, with the identity masked, to trigger a search for a matching life … [Read more...] about SPH in pilot to use blockchain to ease life insurance claims
Singaporeans love travelling to Johor Bahru for a short getaway or grocery shopping, thanks to the favourable exchange rates. There are multiple ways of travelling to JB from Singapore, but which is the cheapest way to get there? We compare 4 common modes of transport: train, bus, car, and taxi. COST OF TRAVELLING TO JOHOR BAHRU BY TRAIN For those who are in a hurry to get to JB and want to avoid the traffic jams on the Johor-Singapore Causeway, taking the train may be your preferred route. While travelling via the Causeway can take up to 6 hours during peak periods, going by train will take merely 5 minutes. The trains are operated by Malaysia's KTM Berhad and runs daily on regular timings. You can opt to purchase train tickets on KTM's official website before your trip, or buy tickets on the spot at Woodlands Train Checkpoint. It is slightly cheaper for you to buy your tickets at the KTM counter itself, but there is a risk that tickets have been all sold out by then. Train Ticket … [Read more...] about Cheapest way to travel to JB: Train, bus, car or taxi?
Palace: Bilateral talks best way to address South China Sea row MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang believes holding bilateral talks is still the best option to resolve the South China Sea row even if China's aggressive actions in disputed areas persist after the creation of a bilateral mechanism intended to settle the dispute. Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said no other party wants to intervene in the the long-standing dispute. "No other party is trying to resolve it right? Nobody wants to intervene. So perhaps, the two countries should just talk," Panelo said in a press briefing. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have been working towards a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, a first draft of which is supposed to be completed this year. "In the meantime, ASEAN and China continue to reaffirm the importance of maintaining and promoting peace, security, stability, safety and freedom of navigation and … [Read more...] about Palace: Bilateral talks best way to address South China Sea row