Keeping your home clean and fresh when you have pets can be really challenging. Sure, they make a great companion but they leave quite a mess. Balls of pet fur and hair, urine stains, or droppings here and there are all problems that all pet lovers and owners face on a daily basis. If you share your home with a pet, fur not! You can still make your home pet-friendly with these easy and practical tips: BATHE THEM REGULARLY Part of being a fur parent is bathing your pets regularly. Have them groomed as well to minimise the dirt they've accumulated over time. Or if you are not keen on having them groomed, you can give them regular quick wash downs with water. Also, when they are done bathing, keep them first in an area with an easy-to-clean floor. CLEAN THEIR LITTER BOXES, BEDDINGS, CAGES REGULARLY Aside from cleaning your pet, it is best to clean their own corner to avoid having a smelly home. Dirty spots do not only lead to a foul odour in your home but might also cause discomfort … [Read more...] about How to keep your home clean and fresh even with pets around
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SINGAPORE: For the past month, stallowners at Makan Shiokz coffee shop on the ground floor of Blk 49 Teban Gardens have had to watch their regular customers turn around and go home after seeing the swarms of midges plaguing the block. “At around 6 or 7pm, I see them walk here to buy food, and after they see the midges, they u-turn and go home,” said the coffee shop manager, who only wanted to be known as Zai. “They don’t even want to come here and take away food. It's so sad. We couldn’t even do anything,” he added. Located adjacent to Pandan Reservoir, the coffee shop has seen a 40 per cent dip in business over the past month, said Zai. He told CNA that the stallowners have grown so frustrated at the swarms of midges that they decided to take the problem into their own hands. “First we tried electric racquets. Then we bought electrical insect traps. Then we tried glue boxes. Then these weren’t working, so … [Read more...] about Pandan Reservoir midges: ‘You can say that we’ve given up’
Jumping into water refreshes you instantly and cools you down on a hot day. However, salt water from the sea can dry your skin out as it evaporates more quickly, which results in your body losing water to the surroundings. Water from the pool is no better, as chlorine dries out your skin as well. Still, there is no need to stop swimming. It is a great workout. Here are some ways you can keep your skin feeling soft and supple after swimming. RINSE OFF BEFORE Just like applying skincare, your skin absorbs the water and its chemicals. Salt water and chlorine will dry your skin out once you exit the water. To prevent dryness, rinse your hair and body in tap water before swimming, as the layer of tap water will act as a protective barrier. LIMIT JACUZZI TIME Be sure not to soak too long in the jacuzzi. Once your fingers and toes start to get wrinkly, it is a good indication that it is time to leave. SHIELD FROM THE RAYS Remember not to forget about sun protection even when you are … [Read more...] about Ways to keep your skin supple after a swim
As the June holidays roll around again, it is time to take that long-awaited beach vacation. So pack some of these travel-friendly products and tools to ensure you look your best for those Instagram shots. TRAVEL SETS Like me, you might just find some of your new holy grail skincare and haircare products in these kits. Drunk Elephant The Littles 3.0 Price: $128 Available: Sephora Ion Orchard and Sephora online You know a travel set is good when after a trip, you replace your entire everyday routine with full-sized versions. First off, it has just about every product you could ever need, in the most compact and easy-to-use packaging - from an amazing daytime vitamin C serum and eye cream to my new favourite night-time glycolic acid serum and facial oil. The little bottles do last a decent amount of time - I just wish they were more affordable. Plus, the set could use a make-up remover. Briogeo Farewell Frizz Frizz Control Travel Kit Price: $37 Available: Sephora stores and online This … [Read more...] about Pretty, Please: Best vacation beauty buys
By Audra D. S. Burch The New York Times Tues., April 30, 2019 ATLANTA—On the fifth floor of the Atlanta Police Department headquarters, more than a dozen investigative files of dead children are neatly spread across three tables. A handwritten list, scribbled in red ink, provides the names of some of the children who were killed. The years of each killing — 1979, 1980 and 1981 — are taped on three walls, along with grainy photos of the children, almost all of them smiling. Old homicide logs are stacked on another table. Inside the pages, among the details is the story of the Atlanta child killings, one of the most vexing cases in the city’s history. Forty years ago, Atlanta was terrorized by a serial killer who snatched and killed two dozen children, aged 7 to 17. They vanished with spine-chilling regularity, only to have their bodies discovered weeks or months later. In rivers. Under a bridge. Behind dumpsters. The menacing drumbeat of child … [Read more...] about Who killed Atlanta’s children?