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There are a lot of nice cars - new and used - in the market today offering the best deals, comfort, convenience, style and functionality. But how can you really find the right car for you? Here are some tips on how you can get the right one especially if you are a first time buyer.

The first tip is to assess your needs. We all have a dream car, of course we want the best one, but is it the one we need? Let us always remember that when making our choices, there is a big difference between the "needs" and the "wants." Some of the things you have to consider is the purpose of the car - is it for personal or for family or for business use; the number of passengers that would usually ride the car if for family use; the type of driving conditions the car would usually travel to, etc.

The next thing you have to consider is setting your budget. Remember not to spend beyond your means, even if you're going to lease your car. Buying a car whether used or new costs a lot, so make sure to think wisely before spending.

After you have decided how much you're going to spend with your car, you have to shop around for the best deals. It is best if you're going with a reliable o trusted person or a friend knowledgeable about automotives and automobiles. He will never give you a car that will not suit your preferences.

Another option when looking for a car is through proper research. The worldwide web is a very powerful tool when looking for anything and everything. If there is one site that I will suggest you to visit with regards to purchasing a car is the cars.com. The website offers a huge selection of information that will provide you with everything you need before making a purchase. Their Videos & Reviews feature is a valuable reference and tool to help you with your decision. They provide extensive and honest reviews and essential information about a wide variety of different cars.

Their site is very user-friendly. Shopping for a car is very easy as you can categorized each search according to Body Style, Make or Price.

I hope these simple tips somehow gave you ideas to help you be a little worry-less with regards to car purchase.

Bank of the Philippine Islands officially launches its micro-finance bank, BPI Direct Bank, Inc., or BanKo. The micro finance bank is the result of the merger of two specialized thrift bank units of BPI - BPI Direct Savings Bank Inc. and BPI Globe BanKo.

BanKo will serve self-employed micro-entrepreneurs (SEMEs) running their small businesses. Aside from providing SEMEs affordable and appropriate loan products, BanKo aims to empower SEMEs with expert financial advice and solutions that promote the growth and expansion of the SEMEs enterprises.

In a media lauch last July 25, 2017; BanKo Chairman Nabbie Alejo said BanKo supports the country's vision of financial inclusion by strengthening the financial capability of a sector that rarely has access to formal banking.


"Many of these SEMEs are force to go through informal channels," says Alejo. "With BanKo, we can provide a more formal lending platform, offering our SEMEs with easy, accessible, and affordable loans. We believe that we are able to help create a more positive impact on their quality of life, and ultimately, contribute to the country's economic growth."

BanKo recently opened 15 new branches in key areas around the country, including Bicol, Negros oriental, Davao, and Central Luzon, bringing the total number of branches nationwide to 24. By October, 2017, BanKo aims to have 90 branches nationwide.

"At BPI, we proactively listen and always strive to address the financial needs of all clients across sectors. BanKo is a major effort in reaching out to the unbanked and underserved individuals," said BPI President and Chief Executive officer Cezar P. Consing.

"The country;'s prosperity will only be meaningful if a wider swath of the population is touched by development and progress. BanKo is precisely positioned to do just that."

BanKo clients are guided by financial advisors called BanKoPares and BanKoMares - loan officers who engage SEMEs and help them choose the best products and solutions to help scale up their businesses. These friendly and approachable bankers help clients manage their finances and give expert financial advice.


BanKo's primary loan product, the NegosyoKo Loan, is an easy, convenient and affordable loan that SEMEs may use for additional capital or business expansion. A NegosyoKo loan may range from as low as Php25,000 to Php300,000.

Incoming Deputy Governor Chuchi G. Fonacier of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, who was guest of honor at the event, shared that the BSP is setting its sight on innovations as the primary catalyst to reach greater scale.

"The BSP will continue to nurture an enabling regulatory environment that allows market-based solutions to thrive, and create space for innovations that allow both the financial institutions and financial consumers to seize the opportunities before the," Fonacier said.

For more information, visit www.banko.com.ph or visit the nearest BanKo branch.
Now that the school year has officially started, mothers start to worry about their children—their performance in school, bullies, grades, conduct and of course, germs. Let’s face it—germs are everywhere. They are present in almost all places and your child’s school is not an exception. From pencils, desks, notebooks, lunch boxes - these surfaces can unknowingly cause germs to spread and infect children easily. Moreover, your child can bring these germs to your own home, infecting the rest of your family.


Since the weather has been unpredictable and rain has become more frequent, additional challenges for all mothers arise this season. Not only will you have to get your children used to the demands of school, you also need to worry about keeping them safe, dry, and free from many common illnesses especially when you are not with them. With your children exposed to more disease-causing germs, you have to know what you are up against.

Schools can be a hotbed of all kinds of microorganisms. PAMET conducted an experiment to identify what kind and how many germs children came into contact with in a school. They found:

3,240,000 Staphylococcus bacteria were detected on the school desk, and 94,000 Influenza germs on books and notebooks. 100,000 Streptococcus bacteria were counted on the handrail of the stairs.


On the monkey bars, 250,000 Hepatitis bacteria may cause infection during playtime. 2,000,000 E. Coli and 1,000,000 Shigella Bacteria were identified on the toilet.

As mothers, you can protect your children from disease-causing germs this school and rainy season with a soap that can provide superior skin germ protection, only from the brand trusted by moms and health experts alike, Safeguard. With so many things on your plate and worrying about your child when he is in school, Safeguard helps in giving you one less thing to worry about—protection of your child from germs.

Safeguard has Germshield+ Technology, that removes three kinds of germs (gram positive, gram negative and fungi) which can cause skin infections, body odor and pimples. In contrast, other soaps can only remove gram positive germs, which mainly cause body odor.

Before heading to school, make sure your children bathe with Safeguard Pure White Body Wash which not only removes germs, but also prevents the regrowth of germs, all while maintaining the skin’s natural germ barrier so that germs do not stick easily. Also, the formula is as gentle as water and is dermatologically tested to ensure that it keeps the skin soft.

Wash your hands regularly with Safeguard, especially after using the toilet, before eating and, and after playing. Just remember STEP:

Have the peace of mind you deserve this school year and rainy season by making Safeguard your best partner in protecting your children.

Are you ready to protect your family this season? What do you promise to do to ensure your children enjoy and explore while keeping them safe and healthy?

Allow them to play in the rain, learn a new sport, join a school club and more, knowing that they are adequately safe against disease-causing germs. Worry less and let Safeguard give the best protection your children need.

Come share your back-to-school and rainy season resolutions with us!


Safeguard Pure White Liquid Hand Soap is available in 225ml (P 80.00) 


Safeguard Pure White Body Wash is available in 720ml (PhP 219), 400ml (PhP 145) and 
200ml (PhP 85)


Safeguard Pure White Bar Soap is available in 90g (P 25.75), 135g (P 38), and 180g ml (P 48.00)


About Procter & Gamble 

P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands. The Company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Duracell®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, Wella® and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www.pg.com for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.
Travelling is fun. It's challenging and even rewarding. Travelling is an investment in yourself. It gets you exposed to more new people, culture, tradition and lifestyle which eventually lets you discover new purpose and open your whole being to new insights.


Making a journey out to somewhere and seeing more of life's opportunities capture us with a sense of wanderlust - we long for more destinations to visit, cultures to explore, traditions to uncover, food to feast on and people to make friends with.

As much as almost everyone of us loves travelling, each one of us also has own struggles with regards to it. As we go from one place to another and meet more and more people, it also makes us expose to possibilities of acquiring illnesses. For some people who love long-haul flights and road trips, they might experience dizziness or motion sickness along the way. People who usually go on food trips might suffer hyperacidity or diarrhea from the foods they eat. These and more problems can be encountered while travelling.

Good thing United Home products come in handy whenever we need them especially during travels.

Here are United Home's line of health and wellness for your travel needs:

United Home Ceetab (Ascorbic Acid) – helps promote immunity against sickness
SRP per piece Php1.75
United Home Dizitab (Meclizine HCl) – relief from dizziness/motion sickness (for long-haul flights and road trips)
SRP per piece Php9.50

United Home Supracid (Sodium Bicarbonate) – relief from hyperacidity (for food trips)
SRP per piece Php0.75
United Home Lormide (Loperamide) – relief from diarrhea/LBM (for food trips)
SRP per piece Php8.00

United Home offers quality-proven products from Unilab at an affordable cost!

United Home is your travel partner for your health and wellness needs!
Why are leather special?

Through a tanning process of skins from an animal, leather is produced. While cows are the most common source of skin for leather, leather also comes from the skins of pigs, goats, sheep, alligators, ostriches and lizards. Leather is durable and easy to care for and ages gracefully. Because of its resiliency and diversity, leather is a popular choice for handbags.


Handbag fads come and go, but a fine leather handbag never goes out of style. If you think leather handbags might be unimaginative, think again. Modern tanneries produce leather in hundreds of different ways creating almost unlimited choices in leather handbag finishes and colors.

Imagine some of these scenarios - you're going for an interview or attending a lunch with the board of directors, you're wearing a sophisticated and professional, a black leather handbag. Good choice isn't it? With a leather handbag you can always make a fashion statement. Heads will turn when you walk into the room with a chic red leather purse or a supple indigo shoulder leather handbag.

Once upon a time, tanning leather was a very time-consuming and expensive process and leather handbags were out of reach for many budgets. Today, modern tanning processes make owning fine leather handbags in a variety of styles and colors affordable. You can always treat yourself to several colors and styles.



I am a fan of leather, but let's admit, its cost in the local market is still higher than synthetic or fabric bags. This is why most of the time, I would prefer looking for alternatives, but they worn-out easily and they become such a waste after few months. They were never good investment as they don't serve their purpose for longer period of time and that made me feel like I was never spending my hard earned money wisely.

Until one day, somewhere in the south, in a village so familiar with me, I met this group of friends who are so passionate about leather handbags. Their success story started from a garage wherein they were doing their stuff as a hobby. Until one day they saw an opportunity to sell their goods and finally decided to market them and do business. They called their venture DE RAJJE, which are actually initials of each of the business owners and partners. De Rajje has now a physical shop located in 2169-C Narra Street, United Hills Village, Brgy. San Martin de Porres, ParaƱaque City.


De Rajje products are exceptional because they are handcrafted. The only time they use machine is when stamping the products. I personally handstitched one of their card case and boy, that was never easy! I realized that the owners and partners must be really putting their heart and mind to produce such beautiful leather products.

The card case I personally handstitched. I chose my own leather type and color, as well as the color of the thread. You can always follow your own style and ideas with personalized De Rajje products. 


De Rajje accepts to personalize your bags, purses, wallets and almost anything that can be done out of a piece of leather. They also have key chains, bag tags, cable ties, cup holders and more. Their products are best as personal gift or corporate giveaways. They provide an elegant looking box along with any product.


Their handbags can compete from the rest of the leather handbags from known brands in the local market. What sets their products apart is the price, they are way cheaper - without compromising the quality.

Ber months are fast approaching and in just a blink of an eye, it will soon be Christmas. De Rajje is one perfect gift to people that matters to you. A gift that you're sure to last along time and whose value never depreciates easily.


I personally would love to invest on one or two De Rajje handbags soon. They really have a lot of lovely product line that I can use for any gatherings or occasion and that can complement any styles and outfits. So easy to be stylish with De Rajje leather collections.


To know more about De Rajje and its products and services, pls visit their social media pages.

https://www.facebook.com/DeRajje.ph/

https://www.instagram.com/derajje.ph/

In a society in which everyday decisions are consumed, informed and executed online, creating an online presence for your business is no longer an option—it’s an expectation, and required support for your traditional marketing initiatives. If you want to build your business online, but are wondering where to start, Lookna Advertising can help. Lookna provides FREE advertising services where you can showcase your products and services. There will be no funds depletion, making your ads visible ALWAYS.

What steps can you take to expand your business online? The Internet is the best option your business has for expanding into new sales channels and reaching customers around the globe. Even a small business can promote its brand well beyond the reach of its brick-and-mortar location by creating a dedicated website that is connected to various social media accounts.


Lookna is a fraud-free hyperlocal search engine for local businesses that provide fair and square advertising opportunity on your business. Advertising in Lookna can provide basic information such as your contact details and website address, increase sales by telling potential customers about your product or service, tell customers about changes to your service, new product launches and improvements, increase your short-term sales with a specific one-off message - informing people of a special offer or a particular benefit of your product, change people's attitudes and perceptions of your business, make your business first choice for customers, ahead of your competitors, generate awareness of your business and develop a particular market niche or position. 

If you really want to expand your business online and increase your potential revenue stream, you need to educate your customers about the other products and services your company offers. Education doesn’t have to mean beating them over the head with information about those offerings either. The idea of education is more about raising awareness of your other offerings than it is about aggressively promoting them.Use all the tools at your disposal to promote your other products and services with creativity. You can use blog posts explaining a new service or YouTube videos to demonstrate a product.

Perhaps the most important thing you can do to expand your existing business online is to continue to offer consistent value to your customers. You will not only lose your current consumer base, but you’ll fail to attract new customers if you can’t provide them with the value they can count on every time they shop with your business. Instead, maintain a solid focus on building a good relationship with your existing customers, while taking moderate steps to reach out to new customers at the same time. A balanced approach creates an atmosphere in which your existing customers feel a sense a loyalty to your brand and trust your products, while you steadily expand your brand image to attract new consumers. 

Don't be tempted to buy advertising space in a certain type of media just because you read, see or hear it yourself - it should always be focused on your potential customers. Lookna only allows verified business owners to have a listing and advertise their businesses. Also remember you have a duty to ensure that your advertising is legal, decent, honest and truthful.
Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease widespread in the tropical and subtropical regions that exist in a broad band around the equator, which includes much of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This disease affecting humans and other animals is caused by parasitic protozoans belonging to the Plasmodium type. Its typical symptoms, which usually begin ten to fifteen days after being bitten include fever, feeling tired, vomiting, and headaches. In severe cases it can cause yellow skin, seizures, coma, or death. If not properly treated, people may have recurrences of the disease months later. In those who have recently survived an infection, reinfection usually causes milder symptoms. This partial resistance disappears over months to years if the person has no continuing exposure to malaria. 


How huge is the effect of Malaria?

In 2015, there were 296 million cases of malaria worldwide resulting in an estimated 731,000 deaths. Approximately 90% of both cases and deaths occurred in Africa. Malaria is commonly associated with poverty and has a major negative effect on economic development. In Africa, it is estimated to result in losses of US$12 billion a year due to increased healthcare costs, lost ability to work, and negative effects on tourism.


What can we do to reduce the risk of the disease?

By preventing mosquito bites through the use of mosquito nets and insect repellents, or with mosquito control measures such as spraying insecticides and draining stagnant water, the risk of spreading the disease can be reduced. Several medications are also available to prevent malaria in travelers to areas where the disease is common. In areas with high rates of Malaria, occasional doses of the combination medication are recommended in infants and after the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite a need, no effective vaccine exists, although efforts to develop one are ongoing since 2016.


How is Malaria treated?

There are recommended antimalarial medications to treat the disease such as the Doxycycline 100mg malaria capsules. Doxycycline capsules are an effective antibiotic treatment for preventing malaria in at risk areas whilst travelling. 
Malaria can be anywhere and it might affect us unknowingly. Proper education regarding the disease is needed so we will not fall victim to it.
Huion, a well known manufacturer which produces animation products and other handwritten input digitizer products inked partnership with The Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE), a professional body of information technology education practitioners in the Philippines and the American Technologies Incorporated Philippines, one of today's major players in the IT distribution industry; last July 18, 2017 at the Boracay Function Room of EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.



The event started with the product presentation and a brief introduction of the company, Huion Singapore Pte. Ltd. from Mr. KC Leong, Huion Regional Business Manager SouthEast Asia .
It was followed by a brief introduction about PSITE and its direction, delivered by Mr. Neil Balba, PSITE National Board Director.
Last were the question and answer portion from the media and finally, the contract signing.

Huion Product Launch
Here are some of Huion's products that were also presented during the event:

Huion 1060+is a medium pen tablet with a working area of 10 x 6.25". It has 5080 lines per inch resolution and 233 revolutions per second reporting rate. It has a built in card reader and it comes with a 8 GB micro SD to save your work. This lightweight tablet with a large active area costs P5890.00



Huion G10T is a medium PRO pen tablet. It features Touch Function that allows the user to zoom in and out or rotate the artwork simply by using the usual gestures.It also has Wireless Function wherein the 2.4G wireless module helps the user get rid of the bondage of cables and brings a tidy desktop. This is fairly priced at P8,890.00

About Huion

Huion's main product line includes the USB Pen Tablet, Wireless Pen Tablet, Signature Pad, Pen Tablet Monitor and LED Tracing Board. OEM and ODM are welcomed. We serve complete services which include: software design, PCB layout, mechanical design, industrial packaging design and SMT to assembly, etc.


About PSITE

The Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) is an organization whose members are primarily academics; teachers of computer science, information technology, information and communication technology, engineering, mathematics and other allied fields. Industrial practitioners, however, such as programmers, systems analysts, web developers and others are welcomed as well.


About ATI

ATI is now more than 30 years in the I.T. distribution business. ATI markets dozens of well recognized IT products and caters to constant changes in customer needs. They have carved in a niche in the market for quality service that has propelled the organization to new heights. With nonetheless customer satisfaction in mind, they have cultivated a clear and cohesive image representing the vision of the future of I.T. in the Philippines.
The genus Cannabis includes the plants that produce hemp, a material used to make rope. It also includes three species which are the source of recreational and medical cannabis that people ingest or smoke. Any cannabis delivery company probably has several strains, which could be made from one species or a combination. When you order weed delivery near me, you are getting products made from these three plants.

Cannabis sativa
Cannabis sativa is the most well-known source of recreational and medical cannabis. In drug awareness class in middle school, you probably learned that marijuana comes from the Cannabis sativa plant. “Pot leaf” jewelry is also designed to look like a C. sativa leaf. C. sativa plants can grow very tall, as tall as a tree. Each individual plant is either male or female.




Cannabis indica
Cannabis indica is a smaller plant than C. sativa. It can also tolerate colder climates; it is named for the Hindu Kush Mountains, where it grows in the wild. Its adaptation to temperate climates makes it suitable for growing in much of the United States. C. indica is the cannabis plant celebrated in songs like “Kush” by Dr. Dre, Akon, and Snoop Dogg. Some popular cannabis strains in the United States are hybrids of C. sativa and C. indica. C. indica has been recognized as a separate species from C. sativa since the late 18th century.

Cannabis ruderalis
C. ruderalis grows in the wild in Russia and Central Europe. It is the smallest cannabis plant used for human consumption. It has lower THC content than the other cannabis species. Therefore, it is desirable for making cannabis strains for medical use with few intoxicating effects.
Each cannabis species has its unique properties, and growers’ cross-breed the species to get a desired taste or medicinal effect.
Griffin's Cookie Bear, New Zealand’s Favorite Biscuit Bakers is giving away goodies to those shopping at Res|Toe|Run. With every single receipt purchase of Res|Toe|Run Kids’ footwear, you can get a complimentary pack of Cookie Bear Hundreds & Thousands. Available in Pink and Chocolate Icing variants, and made with real New Zealand milk, these delicious biscuits are perfect for recess and after-school snacking. Get these freebies until August 9 in these Res|Toe|Run branches: UP Town Center, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Estancia Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Harbor Point Subic, Nuvali, Abreeza Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu.


You and your little ones can also meet the adorable Cookie Bear mascot and get to play the Cookie Match tablet game to win Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits and other prizes. Mark your calendars and head over to these Res|Toe|Run branches: Robinsons Magnolia on July 2; Alabang Town Center on July 9; TriNoma Mall on July 16; and UP Town Center on July 23.

To make back-to-school season even more fun and exciting, Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run will be giving away Php 1,000 Res|Toe|Run gift certificates to ten (10) lucky winners of its online promo. Learn more about this and other surprises on the Griffin’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/GriffinsPH).

Share delightful moments with your kids, and make school and bonding time sweeter with Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits, and Res|Toe|Run Kids, a children-focused line of Res|Toe|Run, a fashion footwear “restaurant-concept” store. For more details, follow their Facebook and Instagram pages (@ResToeRunOfficial).

With Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run, back-to-school season is sure to be more delightful with treats you and your kids will surely enjoy!
Last July 18, 2017 at the Golden Bay Restaurant, Pasay City; a media launch was held for the oath taking event that will happen on October. As Buhay OFW, a multi-awarded show which airs every Saturday at 9:30 pm on Aksyon TV and Aksyon International, celebrates its 7th year anniversary; they take a significant leap forward by launching the project Anti Trafficking OFW Movement (ATOM) through the initiative of host and founder, Marissa del Mar.


ATOM is as a step towards remedying the statistics of over 10 million Filipino men, women and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor worldwide. Our OFW, in dire need to provide a better future for themselves and their families, constitute a large percentage of those already exploited or at risk of being exploited. This campaign recognizes the contribution of the OFW not only in the Philippines Economic Development but also in the promotion of safety among their fellow migrants.


Although a term less estranged to many due to depictions in entertainment outlets such as Hollywood movies, human trafficking is an ongoing hazard closer to home than most people expect and realize. UNDOC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) recognizes trafficking in as simple a situation as the recruitment of a person for a false job within or across national borders with the intention to trap them into forced labor. More often, however, the deception and abuse does not stop there. It leads to prostitution, sexual exploitation, slavery and removal of organs.



Some common destinations for victims are Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, Qatar, China, Japan, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia - places popular to the general public as tourist destinations. Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Mactan International Airport become exit points for workers expecting real jobs abroad only to be met instead with real threats. They are also smuggled and trafficked in ports in Ilocos Sur, Zamboanga del Sur, Davao del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Bicol and Dagupan City with 30% transported by sea.

These victims - a large number of whom originate from areas within Metro Manila and in the provinces of Laguna, Rizal, Pampanga, Cavite, Batangas, Cebu, Zamboanga, and Davao - are the same people who contribute to the Philippines 180 billion pesos in total remittance which lead to the amassing of foreign reserves and the rise of the national savings rate. They sacrifice their comfort, health, marriages, children, and often their pride, to improve their recipient household and, in the process, the national economy. These are the people stripped of their human rights by predators operating under pretense of recruitment agencies and other aliases.


Through the combined efforts of Buhay OFW Foundation, San Miguel Corporation, Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), National Real Estate Association (NREA), Sterling Group of Companies, Management Association of the Philippines (MAP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Philippine Chinese Charitable Association (PCCA), Zonta Club of Makati Central Business District, Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (PCCCII), together also with the media partners Aksyon TV, ANC, Light Network Channel, Malaya Business Insight, these facts become the foundation o which change begins. The meaningful oath-taking will take place on October 23, Monday at the Diamond Hotel Manila.

Cooperation with these organizations and authorities could uncover and convict more labor traffickers and official and establishments complicit in these crimes. The resulting assistance of thousands of victims opens opportunities for further action towards the safety of all.

ATOM challenges Filipinos here and abroad to raise awareness, strengthen camaraderie, and therefore reduce - in hopes of someday eliminating - this threat to our OFW altogether.


"Reshape your child’s future today with the power of optimized protein."



Are you worried that your child may inherit illnesses that afflict your family? Now you have the chance to prevent it from happening. Thanks to the constant dedication of health experts, mothers can now reshape their child’s future by acting early to lessen the risk of having childhood obesity, which can lead to onset of inheritable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. Fortunately, the risk of developing these diseases may be significantly lowered by paying attention to the milk that your child consumes.

Milk is vital to the growth and development of a child as it contains protein and nutrients which are crucial to a child’s growth and development. When choosing the right milk, it is important to provide the one with optimized protein. Optimized protein is high quality protein at lower quantity that offers the right kind and amount of amino acids that promotes appropriate weight gain and helps reduce the risk of obesity and other non-communicable lifestyle diseases. Moreover, optimized protein with hydrolyzed whey has been proven to help reduce the risk of allergies by 50%.

This most advanced protein can be found in NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR. And now, NANKID gives children a better chance for a healthier future through the NANKID Family Health Screener.

The Family Health Screener is a user-friendly interface that can be accessed through the NANKID website. Parents can simply input information about their health history (blood type, allergies, weight, height, diabetes history, etc.) to learn the possibility that their child may be at risk for food allergies, asthma, diabetes, and obesity, among others. These results can be shared with their doctors to know how to best address their child’s health needs by leveraging on the power of optimized protein.

Help reshape your child’s future health today. Take the Family Health Screener test today to learn more about your child’s possible health risks and discuss with your pediatrician. The sooner you know, the more options you can choose to help build a strong nutritional foundation for life.

To learn more about optimized protein and the NANKID Family Health Screener, visit the website at www.nankidoptipro.com.ph.

Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, Nestle's NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure age-appropriate weight gain. It also has partially hydrolyzed whey for protection against allergies.

This giveaway is sponsored by FoamCorePrint.com

and

is hosted by Love, Mrs. Mommy

**There will be 2 Winners for the Giveaway** 

Winner's Choice of (3) - 8x8" 1/2" thick prints on either Gatorboard or Foamboard! 


Foamcoreprint.com is a print and graphic media production company that provides "Grand Format" design and printing, both nationally and internationally. They have a fully automated print production facility and state of the art printers. They also guarantee the highest quality products at a wholesale price structure! You can purchase a wide range of products and services from posters and banners to vinyl applications. Their design technicians are continuously developing innovative products, services, and "Web 2 Print" solutions to fulfill their customers' needs. They do all this while maintaining the brilliance in quality that their customers have come to expect. Foamcoreprint will become your new one-stop-shop for your printing needs!

Here's a little information about Gatorboard and Foamcore Printing
Gatorboard is the strongest form of foamboard their is. It is dense, ridged, resistance to denting and bending and very affordable. It's great for school projects, upgrading family portraits, and hanging artwork. Foamboard is also a very popular product that is comparable to Gatorboard but white edges. Foamboard Printing is the mostly used as an affordable way to print high gloss vibrant pictures like family portraits, school projects or even artwork. Foam Core Posters are lightweight and rigid, they have a foam center with semi-gloss paper backing on both sides.

If you win, which one would you choose? :)
Open To US and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/16 12:01 AM EST through 8/4 11:59PM EST
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“Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” 
Toys "R" Us, the most established toy company in the world with a solid international reputation of bringing quality branded toys and differentiated shopping experience through its family of brands, opened its first store in the Philippines on July 1, 2006 at the 4th level of Robinsons Galleria. Year after year, it has mushroomed in prestigious malls all over the country.


Last may 26, 2016; at another thriving community of the south, Toys "R" Us took up its residence. The 33rd stand-alone store of Toys "R" Us was opened in Ayala Malls Southpark in Alabang, Muntinlupa. More toy enthusiasts within the Muntinlupa area and its surrounding cities now have a closer shopping venue of choice and a bigger chance to grab the toy they have been eyeing not only for themselves but for friends and the whole family as well.



Paradise of Playthings

Kids and parents alike will get to experience the same organized and customer-friendly set-up a Toys "R" Us store is known for as they walk through the seven (7) Toy Zones of the store that represent Toys "R" Us seven majority toy categories.

1. Girls will certainly love arts and crafts, role-playing stuff from dress-me-up dolls to mini kitchens found at the Let's Play Zone.



2.Boys and avid toy collectors will delight in the extensive line of action and anime figures, R/C and Die-cast cars, trucks and wheelers at the Action & Adventure Zone.

3. Techie youngsters will benefit from the broad array of didactic-educational items including the latest kid-friendly technology at the Tech Zone.



4. Open new worlds of imagination and discovery with learning and educational toys from the Toys for learning and Fun Zone.

5. Most sought-after board games and other family fun stuff can be found in Family Fun & Games Zone.

6. Babies R Us specializes in baby toys and accessories, which are essential for the early growth stages of newborns. Toys in this zone help develop children's skills and minds through shape sorters, electronics books, color recognition and play mats to develop a baby's creative geniuses.


7. Sports and Outdoor Fun Zone incorporates the "first sports toys" concept especially made for growing up kids to develop physical capabilities. It is also a significant factor in boosting resistance through a lot of interactions, which ensures a healthy way of playing while exercising.

The store has a unique race track concept which allows shoppers to experience each and every toy category or zone within a Toys "R" Us store.

Toys R Us also offers a wide selection of private labels or house brands and popular toys which are exclusive to Toys "R" Us such as BRU, You and Me, Dream Dazzlers, Fast Lane, True Heroes, Stats, Educational Science, Universe of Imagination, Animal Alley, Avigo, Just Like Home, Totally Me and Pavillion.


Apart from Toys "R" Us exclusive brands, all-time favorite brands like Transformers, Hot Wheels, Power Rangers, Nerf, Monopoly, Leap Frog, Lego, Play-dog, Fisher Price, Little Tikes, Barbie, Disney princess, Star Wars Sony Playstation and XBox are also available in this new Toys "R" Us store.



For more toy news and updates, follow Toys "R" Us social media:

https://www.facebook.com/toysrusph/

https://twitter.com/toysrusph

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Our phones are like an extension of us and in fact, reports said most of us unlock our phones from 110 to 150 times daily. Obviously that’s a lot of checking, which we do habitually – even without thinking. Just one “ding” from our phones and we immediately drop whatever what we’re doing to read what the notification is about. This is just one of the signs of smartphone addiction. It’s time to stop yourself from constantly checking your phone; here are a few suggestions on how to be smartphone-free in a few days:


  1. Turn off your notifications. When you're excited about your phone buzzing, it’s due to a hormone called dopamine. It tells the brain there's something rewarding or pleasurable, which is why smartphones are easy to get addicted to. When the notifications are off, dopamine will eventually lose its power over you.
  1. Remove some apps. Whether it’s Facebook or any other social media app – or even your email app. Go cold turkey, which will control your urge to keep checking your phone.
  1. Get some sleep. Many of us lose sleep because of our smartphones. There are ways to enhance the attraction between you and your bed. Start with, well, your bed. Sometimes, a bad mattress will not motivate us to stay in bed. Consider buying a new one. The good news is it doesn't have to be expensive as you can actually find mattresses that cost $1500 or lower.
  1. Keep your phone away from your bed. Aside from modifying your sleep environment, remove your phone from your bed even when you're sleeping. The vibration or even the low ding from your phone can immediately wake you up in the middle of the night.
  1. Limit phone use. Be sure to keep this on the realistic side, such as not using your phone over 90 minutes daily or for longer than 20 minutes each time you unlock your phone.
  1. Interact with real people. Instead of connecting with other people through social media, divert your attention to spending real time with them.
  1. Start a new hobby. Disconnect yourself from your phone and try something new to spend your free time, instead of checking Instagram or Facebook. You can even carry a book with you, so you have something to read when you're bored.

Smartphone addiction is real. While our smartphones make us think that we’re multitasking, it has actually become a problem since multitasking doesn't work and can even damage our brain. Our brains are not equipped to take on two different tasks at once, which is why our excessive phone use isn't doing us any favor.