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What Will the Future of Dentistry Look like?

The future of dentistry should be of interest to everyone since a person’s oral health has a close link to their overall health. The technology of dentistry has experienced drastic changes in the past few years. And there is reason to believe that the twenty-first century will have advances that surpass what people imagine is possible.
These changes are due in part to the biological and digital information revolutions that are drastically changing the medical and pharmaceutical world. Dentists are no longer concerned with simply repairing damage that is done to a person’s teeth. Instead, they are helping their patients see how improving their overall health, managing dental risk, and preventing a dental disease can have a positive impact on their teeth.
Other changes that are affecting the future of dentistry are advances in therapeutics, biomaterials, and bioengineering. This means that the future of clinical dentistry will include things like orthodontists having the ability to grow r…

Spending Christmas With Our Furry Friends

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This is already our second year of spending Christmas with or furry friends at home and as usual same as what we did last year, we included them in our Christmas gift giving.  I bought 3 different set of gifts for Alonzo (Golden Retriever), Lucio (Japanese Spitz and Shih-Tzu cross breed) and Marcus a pure Shih-Tzu.
Actually each one of us in the family has his/her own buddy.  Mine is Marcus (my baby), Lucio is my son Edmar's best buddy and Alonzo, the biggest among the three belongs to my daughter Mika.  Just the same, I love the three of them.  
I bought my baby Marcus a brand new bed...so comfy, he really loves it!


See...he loves it, I told you!
For Lucio, I gave him a new blue dish and a pack of dog treats.

And lastly, for Alonzo I gave him a very nice, colorful  but sturdy and durable toy that he could bite to his heart's content.  This Golden Retriever is really playful and the youngest of all.  He would normally bite everything that he sees around the yard, so I want him to h…

Trends to Look for in the New Year

Your home decor is a reflection of you--the things you like, the things that best express your personality. Decor in your home can also be a great way to follow trends in upholstery, lighting, flooring and more. If you want your house to stay on trend in the coming year, here are a few home trends you should watch out for in your local and online decor stores. 

Shades of Blue
One of the hottest decor colors now is blue. There are so many shades of blue that you can choose from for your walls or flooring, but some of the most popular shades for the new year include the deeper blues such as navy and indigo. If you are using this dark colors for your walls, you can create a dramatic contrast with white flooring and furniture, or even lighter shades of blue. 
Extra Texture Another hot home trend emerging is more texture to the materials used for flooring and upholstery. A really bold look in house decor now is faux fur. You can use this is a variety of ways. If you want to start small, you ca…

Online Christmas Shopping Through lazada

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This is not a sponsored post, I just want to share my experience doing online Christmas shopping at Lazada.  This year, since we are very busy now with all our home improvement projects, I've decided to shop online for my Christmas gifts.  We do have our traditional exchange gifts every year and this is only what I shop through Lazada.  I never bought anything for myself as I feel like there is no need to do that at the moment as I still basically have everything in my closet.
As compared to shopping at the malls, online shopping is hassle free.  You don't need to fall in line and wait for so long especially during sale season where the crowd in the mall is really unexpected. Also, I could free myself from the possibility of being scammed. Pick pockets are everywhere especially during the holidays so doing your shopping while in the comforts of your own home is the safest thing to do.  Transaction at Lazada is really fast and easy, not to mention that it is so secure. You can o…

Online Christmas Shopping

I am already done with my Christmas shopping and this time, I did all the shopping online.  I only shop for gifts for our traditional exchange gifts which we normally do on Christmas eve.  I have some reasons why I did my shopping online this year, we are very busy with the ongoing projects at home. We have decided to have a house expansion (additional room and terrace) and it's on the second floor of our garage.  Due to the ongoing construction works, we can't simply leave home so going to the malls for shopping is not that convenient for me now.  Besides, I can't resist all the advantages that I get from online shopping.  Aside from the fact that it is so convenient, I can be assured that I would be safe from pick pockets and of course I can have a lot of savings from discount coupons and from all the incidental expenses such as transportation expenses,eat outs and impulse buying which usually happen when you go to the mall.
I could also save on my time coz I normally do …

Dealing With Skin Allergy

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My daughter and I decided to do some general cleaning around the house last October and that includes our backyard.  We get rid of the grasses and trim the plants.  It's been a while since we've last cleaned the yard and after more than an hour, I've decided that we really need to hire someone to do it.  It's really a tedious job and I have a pile of other works to do so we eventually stopped and contacted someone to do the job for us.  I always want the yard tidy and neat.  I don't want to see mice, mosquitoes and other insects around the yard which can spread some disease so it's been a practice to clean the yard regularly.  If we can't afford to do it ourselves, I always hire someone to do it for us.  Unfortunately that night, after I took shower, I've noticed that I my arms are itchy and when I checked my arms, I've found skin rashes.



At first, I just see some red spots but these gradually developed into dark spots and really itchy. I did self me…

5 Benefits of Online Training Courses

You don't always have to learn in a classroom. In fact, online courses are quickly catching up to "traditional" learning in terms of popularity and prestige. But what if you're a little unsure about a digital education? What if you'd like more reassurance that online training courses are right for you? Here are just five of the advantages you'll enjoy when you go virtual with your learning.
1. No Commute
When everything is done through the computer, you don't have to physically attend classes. This means you don't have to commute to school every morning; you don't have to spend money on gas or parking; you don't even have to get out of bed if you can still do your coursework horizontally.
2. Decreased Prices
Never again worry about rising fuel prices! You'll also save a bundle on things like pens, notebooks, textbooks and other educational paraphernalia. Since it's all digital, everything you need can be found online. You might still need …

Is It Possible To Save Money On A Low Income?

This has been the most intriguing question that a lot of people had probably asked.  As a matter of fact, I also asked this question to myself and you know what my answer is?  It's a big YES! Having worked with different people from various age groups, status, race, educational background and social standing for the past 20 years had enabled me to have a better view and knowledge about finances and based from my observation on other people and from my own life experiences, I could say that yes...it's possible.  Really, it is!
Let me tall you one thing, not every person who is high salaried or has a big income has substantial savings.  As a matter of fact, some of them do not even have a single centavo in the bank.  Worse than that, they are full of debts.  Having said that, you maybe surprised that some people with low salary or income do grow big overtime.  This clearly shows that your attitude about money has a big influence over your financial standing.
Okay, going back to th…

Great Gifts for Men: the Top 4 Gifts Any Man Will Love

Buying a gift for a special man in your life can seem like a daunting task. Whether you’re buying for the holiday season, a birthday or just for no reason at all, gift giving scares the average person more than you might think.
However, even if you’re giving a gift to a picky man who seems like he has everything there’s something out there that will make him happy. Use this guide to help you pick the perfect gift for any man you need to buy for this year. 
Watch
If you want to give the man in your life a gift that will truly knock his socks off, you really can’t do much better than a fashionable watch. While this gift is probably best reserved for family members or partners, you can’t go wrong giving a man a watch that he’ll probably wear at least a few times per week.
Best of all, a high quality watch is a gift that he’ll be able to keep for the rest of his life. He’ll think of you every time he wears it, too.
Desk Set
Men that work a lot appreciate the finer things in their offices, so a …

Marcus Cupkeyks On It's 3rd Year

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I take pride in my passions and I strongly believe that doing what you love is not work but fun. This is why me and my son have decided to venture into a cup cake business.  We both have a passion for baking and my son's passion for arts was also transformed in this little business of ours. We make customized cup cakes, simple party cup cakes and anything that our customers would request. At first, we are not sure whether we could make it and whether we could get customers to patronize our products but we just told ourselves that we are not more into making it big actually, bust just to be able to do what we love.  I am actually the one who loves to bake but since my son is a "little me", he would certainly try what I love to do. :)
We began creating our own designs:

customized fondant cup cakes







We also came up with regular cup cakes for parties and we're truly delighted with a very good response from our loyal customers.




We also begin to offer party give away cup cakes …

Simple Strategies To Start Looking And Feeling Your Best

Portland residents who want to look and feel their best should know that the process doesn't have to be complicated and arduous. In fact, you can make the endeavor relatively fast and simple by implementing some or all of these health and beauty tips:
1. Seek Professional Help. 
Oftentimes, the best way to start looking and feeling your best is to obtain professional help. Cosmetologists and hair stylists typically attain extensive training and education in order to offer clients the personalized, precise care necessary to make them as aesthetically appealing as possible. For this reason, visiting a local salon is a great way to really jumpstart your appearance and send your confidence through the roof. One of the best hair salons in Portland is Gigi Salon Spa. This business offers excellent customer service and effective beauty treatments that make you look and feel incredible.
2. Make Exercise A Must.
In a country where only half its citizens exercise regularly, it's unsurprisin…

How To Run An Organized Household

I was asked a number of times on how I manage to run an organized household with tons of activities and side duties I'm having.  I can't explain everything in detail and would normally respond in the simplest way I can, so I decided to write this post to share how I manage to be a busy Mom and yet organized.  
The basic thing that you have to master in running an organized household is time management. I am a great fan of organization and wants everything in it's proper place. Cleaning and organizing is every Mom's job but what about if you still have tons of things to do aside from these two?  I used to have a house helper before and probably, this was a great help to me during the years that I was still active in the corporate world.  Now that we are on our own, doing all the household chores while managing the family's finances and having part time jobs is indeed a challenge for me.  Good thing that my son and daughter are both old enough to help around the house…

Keeping Your Memories Alive

I am a person who gives strong emphasis on things with sentimental values.  I always like to keep a record of those happy memories I had.  We had our wedding ceremony recorded as well as the Christening of my two kids and their first birthday celebrations.  We wanted that way so we could always go back and reminisce those beautiful memories that our family had.  However, due to the advancement in technology, we were not able to preserve some of these recorded videos.  I really felt upset losing these special memories, how I wish I had a cd duplicator then so I could make several copies of these videos for back up.  Now, I lose the videos but not the memories coz until now, I could still remember clearly what had transpired during those special milestones in our lives.  I've learned my lesson though and I think it wouldn't hurt if I would learn to back up my videos to make sure that I wouldn't lose them.  I think, there is also a need to transfer these to a new format every…

How You Could Possibly Go For An Early Retirement

Filipinos normally retire at the age of 60 to 65 years old but I am certain that given a choice, most of us would like to retire earlier than that.  Why not? Retiring early will be a dream come true for most people.  Who would not want to spend long years of their life doing things they love to do?  Perhaps going for a much needed vacation once in a while, eating out with your family, travel locally and abroad, going to movies, picking up a sport or simply following your passion while having control of your time.  This is definitely ideal, but the problem is how could we possibly achieve this?
Gaining control of your financial situation is the secret for getting an early retirement.  The first step that you have to do is to have a clear vision of what would you expect to happen during your retirement years.  We all know that retirement fund varies from person to person, that's why it is very important to figure out what do you foresee about yourself in the future. Having establishe…

What You Need to Know About Hepatitis C

Do you suspect you have hepatitis C? It can be deadly if the symptoms go undetected or untreated. The good news is that much research has been done into the subject, and with proper medical care, your prognosis can improve significantly. Here are just a few things you need to know about hepatitis C.

Anyone Can Get It
It can be passed through sexual intercourse; it can be transmitted from mother to child; you might even have been exposed by sharing a razor that had someone else's blood on it. Hepatitis C is spread so easily that it isn't anyone's fault for getting it. It's just bad luck.

It Isn't Airborne
Despite the ease at which it's transmitted, it's important to understand that hepatitis C is not airborne and cannot be passed through things like hugging, touching or even coughing on one another. You don't have to be paranoid about catching or spreading hepatitis C. Just exercise caution when you have sexual intercourse or use needles.

It Affects the Liver

Increase The Value Of Your Home

One of my favorite investments so far, is real estate investment. I have used up 80% to 90% of my earnings buying properties.  I did this because I want to have a passive income once I've decided to stop working.  However, if you want to liquidate your assets by selling your property, you have to learn the basics and one of this is knowing how to increase the value of your home.  Improving your home's curb appeal should be the first step.  I've seen a lot of Columbus Paver Patios and I could say that their designs are second to none.  Remember, you only get one shot at a first impression and making your front yard as attractive as possible could lead you to a good start.  It is basically important that you impress your potential buyer the moment he enters through the property.  It is absolutely nice to walk through an impressive walkway with a beautifully landscaped gardens.  
Transforming your outdoor space into an ultimate retreat can do wonders in increasing the value of…

Foods As Medicine

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When I started to get addicted with books, I get to know a lot of things that interest me. It's true that reading books will lead you to a lot of information on any subject of your choice. Since, I am most of the time at home now, I begin to be interested exploring in the kitchen and this is where I started to look for some nutritious recipes online.  I began to be interested in a healthy life style.  Seeing my older siblings suffer from various sickness made me think that our health should be our number one priority. What's the use of having lots of money when you don't have the energy to spend it.  What makes it worse is if you will just spend your hard earned money buying medicines and paying hospital bills.
One of my readings led me to this realization on foods as medicines.  According to the author of the book, traditional Chinese medicine therapists believe that each type of food has it's own unique property which perform certain functions and can work on a partic…

Kids and Computers: How to Keep Your Children Safe Online

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The internet has become something of a central fixture in our lives. Pretty much everyone has a PC with internet access in their home, and everyone expects you to have at least an e-mail address and frequent access to it. Many people even have personal websites. Subsequently, children are getting access to the internet themselves almost from the moment they can use a computer safely, and with that comes a major concern for parents. After all, you can access just about any kind of information online, even things of very questionable nature. Further, once your child has an online presence, other people can access their information too.
The sheer openness and lack of central control or authority on the internet, arguably one of its greatest strengths, poses a massive challenge to parents. How do you protect your child as they make their way down the information highway? How can you prevent them from seeing things they should not be seeing, and how do you prevent them getting tangled up in…

How To Treat Dogs Mange

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My cutest pet at home, Marcus has been suffering from Mange for more than a year now, I guess. He's been on a roller coaster ride battling against this disease.  had it not been for the fact that he is being monitored and taken care of diligently, probably this disease has already taken over his health seriously.  I've mentioned a number of times before that we really love this dog so much, in fact I'm treating him like my own baby.  He is a princess shih-tzu, the smaller breed and he's very loving and a very smart dog.  He filled our house with joy that we could not afford to lose him.  This is the reason why we're doing everything to get him cured.  My son had brought him a number of times to his Vet for consultation and some medications.  He was given some antibiotics and a soap specifically for mange.  He recovered after 2 bottles of antibiotics, I think but this mange would keep on coming back after a month or so.   

My son knew the danger of giving Marcus anti…

Online Shopping Made Easy

One of the many perks that I enjoy when it comes to online shopping is the convenience of not having to fall in line in the mall when you want to pay your item or not having to go against the crowd during big sales.  Not leaving home just to shop for items you need also entails a big savings on your part.  Imagine not having to pay for gas or fare when you need to go out and buy something and more so, you could avoid incidental expenses like eating at expensive restaurants after you shop. There are tons of great rewards when you shop online.  More often, the question is, are you able to choose the right product you need from the trusted company online?  The answer to this of course is a big YES! Catalogs at catalogs.com enables you to choose from a wide variety of merchandise at various stores nationwide. You can explore popular stores and be ready for an ultimate shopping experience.  Not only that, you could also have great savings by using exclusive coupon codes available through c…

Positive Affirmations To Start Up Your Day

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photo downloaded from Prolific Living Page
Last summer, I've downloaded a special audio clip on positive affirmations courtesy of Prolific Living.  Prior to that, I've been reading a lot of articles on positive affirmations and I think it's really helpful when you want to stay positive in dealing with your everyday life.  I used to be a kind of person who easily panic and get affected with problems.  I also get to the point of treating minor problems as a major catastrophe during my younger days.  I think, what they used to say is always true..."with age comes wisdom and maturity".  But of course, I am not saying that I am totally calm now in facing problems and difficulties, I do sometimes get affected but the way I handle these now is far better that how I used to before.
Listening to the audio clip on positive affirmations at the start of my every day can give me some kind of motivation to face each brand new day with high hopes and lots of positivity.  I used …

New Opportunities, Latest Happenings and "That Thing Called Tadhana"

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New Opportunities
Life is full of surprises! Me and my kids were very busy for the past couple of months, we had been receiving lots of inquiries and orders for cup cakes.  There were times that we have to sleep late as we need to bake and finish the orders the following day.  Baking is my passion and I felt so happy that my son shares the same passion with me. We are always happy seeing our finished products and being appreciated by our customers.  Earning from it is just a bonus. :) We also had an event styling project last summer.  We are getting lots of inquiries for event styling but we have to turn down some due to time constraint.  We do not want to accept projects if we think that time is of essence and we couldn't guarantee an excellent result. Satisfying our clients is our biggest priority. My love for home decorating and crafting reunites me with this job.  Again, my son is a partner who always share the same skills and talents with me.  Such was a blessing.  Lately, I w…