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Chocolate will always be in season, no matter how hot or cold the weather gets. Whether it comes in its traditional milk chocolate bar form, as a refreshing chocolate drink, as a sweet confection, or as something else entirely, there’s no doubt that chocolate will always be among the world’s most popular treats. Here are some chocolatey goodies that should help you beat the heat while satisfying your cocoa craving this summer.

Plant-based Chocolate Milk

When it comes to keeping cool while also getting your dose of creamy chocolate goodness, nothing can get the job done better and in a more delicious manner than a tall glass of ice-cold chocolate milk. No chewing involved; you just pour it out, drink it in, and enjoy!

Of course, there is a downside to this tasty treat, and that’s why full-cream chocolate milk isn’t exactly great for you, especially if you’re watching your weight and waistline. In this case, you should definitely swap your regular, full-fat chocolate milk for a healthier alternative such as Elmhurst’s peanut-based chocolate milk.

Because this particular type of chocolate milk is derived from peanut, it has absolutely no cholesterol and has a very low saturated fat count, in addition to not causing lactose intolerance. Elmhurst as a brand is also known for using no emulsifiers or added food gums to their product, so you can rest assured that you’re only getting what you pay for, with no artificial ingredients.

But does it taste just like regular dairy chocolate milk? It actually does, and it also packs the same amount of protein per glass, which makes it’s perfect as a post-workout drink or as a daily beverage that you can add to a healthy diet. So, if you’re on a chocolate kick this summer, do it the healthy but tasty way with chocolate peanut milk!

Low-Calorie or Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Another chocolate-based treat that’s perfect for summer is none other than chocolate ice cream. It’s much cooler than a chilled beverage and just as easy to enjoy; just scoop some into a glass or bowl, add some garnishing like some chopped peanuts or bananas for a deeper and more exciting flavour profile, and you’re all set! Just don’t overdo it, otherwise, you may not only pack on the pounds but also an ice cream headache as well! As an alternative to traditional, calorie-packed ice creams, consider low-calorie choices such as Breyers Delight Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream or Snow Monkey Cacao Superfood Ice Treat, which offers the added benefit of being dairy free.

If you’re a wizard in the kitchen, you can also make your very own ice cream, and a healthier version to boot! Simply swap the full-fat dairy milk you intend to use with a low-fat alternative, such as skimmed milk or nut-based milk. You can also control how much sugar is going into your ice cream, making it even less of a fattening treat to enjoy.

Chocolate Ice Pops

If you’re looking for an extra-cold treat that doesn’t take a lot of effort or work to prepare, then chocolate ice pops could be for you. Simply pour chocolate milk into an ice pop mould, stick it in the freezer to harden overnight, and enjoy it the day after. It’s a treat that kids of all ages—as well as adults —will love. Just remember to eat it quickly, otherwise, it’ll drip all over the floor and make a mess!

You can also spruce up this particular treat by making its fruity version instead. Blend fruits like strawberries or banana into a thick milky smoothie, but use chocolate milk as the base instead of regular milk. Pour this mixture into the ice pop mould to harden just like before, and enjoy!

Chocolate Cake

Having cake during the hottest time of the year may sound a bit counterintuitive – seeing as it’s usually not something you associate with cooling you down—but it works if you chill it first. You don’t even have to deal with the heat from the oven either since there are many non-bake recipes these days that simply require you to chill the entire mixture in your fridge before you can slice out a serving or two.

If you’re puzzled as to what kind of recipe to look for, look for the ones that involve a lot of heavy fudge—those not only taste the best when they’re fresh from the fridge, they’re also so rich that your cocoa craving will be sated after just a few small slices.

There you have it, four chocolate-based goodies to cool you down this summer. Whatever you decide to partake in, however, remember to always follow it up with loads of water, even when you’re outdoors. It’s easy to forget about adequate hydration, especially when you’re enjoying your chocolatey treat!

Dubai Marina is very famous for offering the most relaxing, exclusive and demanding lifestyle in the UAE. 

Located at the heart of Dubai, Dubai Marina is perfect for living and spending time, complemented with an amazing view and fresh air from the sea.

A place for both expats and locals, Dubai Marina offers the perfect night out in terms of location and its variety of restaurants. It is also where you can enjoy the breathtaking view of high-rise buildings, yachts, lights and sea view after sunset.

When you visit in the evening, the cafes and restaurants tend to be full and coupled with the shisha smoke and lighting, it showcases the perfect blend of modern and traditional Dubai.

Dubai Marina

Visit Dubai Marina in the evening and you will realise the beauty and the atmosphere of this place.

Dubai Marina is also good to enjoy during the daytime with plenty of European-styled restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. Just so you know, there are more than 20 average-priced cafes and restaurants that you can enjoy with friends and family. The major attraction for children is the dancing fountain where they will want to match their tiny footsteps with the rhythmic water of the fountain. If you are a fan of water sports, Dubai Marina offers plenty of activities that range from eating to fitness and pleasure.

Easily accessible via the Dubai Metro, Dubai Marina is located near Sheik Zayed Road Interchange 5 and has ample parking spaces available.

The Dubai Marina Walk should also be on your list and it is an experience that you shouldn’t miss. The Dubai Marina Walk, which is in the water centre, adds further beauty to the area. It is the perfect place to enjoy fun activities, high-class shops, and different restaurants that offer seafood, grill, Indian, Japanese and Thai cuisines. You may even want to set aside some time to visit the beauty salons, spa, and coffee shops. What’s more? You can hire a boat at the marina to have some fun with friends and family on the sea.

Here are Some Highlights of the Dubai Marina that You Can Enjoy:

SHOP

The Marina Mall in Dubai is good for shopping, relaxing and spending time with friends and family, both as a visitor and a resident. The mall has 4 levels with more than 140 shops of brands, supermarket, dining, cinemas, and kids play zone.

PLAY
Skydive Dubai is very famous around the world and it is where one can enjoy life like a free bird. Here, you will come out of the plane at an altitude of 4000 meters, experience the thrill of free-falling for 1 minute, and then enjoy the breathtaking scenery during the 5-minute descent when the parachute is deployed.

EAT
You can have the most amazing dining experience at Dubai Marina Pier 7. The 7 different outlets at Dubai Marina Pier 7 offer a unique culinary experience with a variety of food choices. The 7 outlets are Asia Asia, Fume, O Cacti, The Scene, Cargo, and El Wahab and Atelier M.

Global travel authority Lonely Planet has today revealed its 2018 Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit in the year ahead.
For this third annual Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named “eclectic” and “vibrant” Busan, South Korea, as the number one destination; while the jewelled architecture and ancient cities of Uzbekistan are in second place; and in third comes Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, “a supercity that somehow keeps getting cooler”.“Asia is such a vast and diverse continent for anyone dreaming of an escape,” Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific Media Spokesperson Chris Zeiher says. “Our experts have combed through thousands of recommendations to pick the best destinations to visit over the next 12 months.”“From Nagasaki in Japan, to Arugam Bay in Sri Lanka,” Chris says, “this is a line-up to inspire a multitude of travellers – whether they’re based in Asia, or maybe they’ve already visited some of the region’s heavy-hitting destinations.”Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2018 is available online, with accompanying articles to each destination, at lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia.

  1. Busan, South Korea

 

“A stunning confluence of scenery, culture and cuisine…Busan packs an eclectic offering of activities to suit all travellers: hike hills to Buddhist temples, settle into sizzling hot springs and feast on seafood…at the country’s largest fish market. Poised to steal the spotlight, Busan is East Asia’s Culture City for 2018 and will be at its most vibrant with…colourful events showcasing the country’s cultural heritage, from street art festivals to traditional dance shows.

2. Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s historic treasures are now more accessible than ever
Uzbekistan’s historic treasures are now more accessible than ever © Andrii Lutsyk / Shutterstock

“Change is afoot in a country that has remained largely closed off to the wider world due to tight control following the end of the Soviet era. Uzbekistan has long held sway over travellers’ imaginations, with its dreamy mosaic-clad mosques and Silk Road lore…and in 2017 took huge strides in opening up to tourism, announcing visa-free and e-visa schemes, new air routes and extensions to its shiny high-speed rail line, making access to its arsenal of jewelled architecture and ancient cities easier than ever”.

3. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This slick supercity is in no danger of going out of style.
This slick supercity is in no danger of going out of style. ©Dung Pham/500px

The southern supercity of Ho Chi Minh City somehow keeps getting cooler. Ageing apartment blocks are being colonised by vintage clothes stores and independent coffee shops, innovative breweries arefuelling one of the best craft beer scenes in Southeast Asia, and…eclectic venues are strengthening the local music scene. Add in long-standing attractions The War Remnants Museum and a pioneering street food scene…and this buzzing Asian megalopolis is in no danger of going out of style”.

4. Western Ghats, India

Rare flowers, steam trains and quirky hill stations are all on offer in the Western Ghats
Rare flowers, steam trains and quirky hill stations are all on offer in the Western Ghats. © Nate Hovee / Shutterstock

“The Western Ghats offer…an atmospheric mirror to Shimla and Darjeeling, with added jungle appeal… coffee, tea and spice plantations, charmingly dated colonial outposts, thundering waterfalls, and a steam-powered mountain railway. These rugged hills are Unesco listed as one of the top spots for biodiversity in the world, protecting the neelakurinji flower, which blooms only once every 12 years and will be painting the hills in purple livery from August to October 2018”.

5. Nagasaki, Japan

Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act
Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act. © SeanPavonePhoto / Getty Images

“For most, Nagasaki is synonymous with the tragic atomic bombing of August 1945…but remarkably, the city has converted the catastrophe into a call for peace, exemplified by the tranquil Nagasaki Peace Park and the Atomic Bomb Museum. However, Nagasaki’s identity transcends one violent act…visit a new foreign-trade museum housed in Japan’s oldest church, or pass the verdant harbour towards the hiking routes that snake through the surrounding volcanic hills”.

6. Chiang Mai, Thailand

A new energy has enveloped ancient Chiang Mai, evident in its innovative culinary scene
A new energy has enveloped ancient Chiang Mai, evident in its innovative culinary scene. ©Kseniia Ivanova / EyeEm/Getty Images

“This former capital of the Lanna Kingdom feels plucked from the pages of history, where visitors browse stalls of antique jewellery…among archaic alleyways…yet despite this, a young, creative population has taken up residency in Chiang Mai bringing an exciting buzz…alongside majestic chedis (stupas) are cafés known for their latte art, mural-walled fusion cuisine restaurants and the newly-opened, award-winning MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum”.

7. Lumbini, Nepal

Change is apace in sleepy Lumbini
Change is apace in sleepy Lumbini. © AlexFox / Getty Images
“For decades, Lumbini was somewhere travellers flashed through en route from India to Nepal, unaware they had passed within yards of the birthplace of the historical Buddha. Today, Lumbini is on the ascendancy…a new international airport is under construction offering a safer route into Nepal, and ever-more aweing temples are springing up”. Despite these developments, “the town’s cardinal draw will remain its tranquillity”.

 

8. Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Arugam Bay boasts a laid-back vibe and surf breaks for all levels
Arugam Bay boasts a laid-back vibe and surf breaks for all levels. © Shanti Hesse / Shutterstock

“This surf town on Sri Lanka’s east coast…has managed to retain its cool as holidaymakers swarm the rest of the country’s ancient citadels and hiker-strewn hill stations. Barefooted boarders sprawl outside vegan cafes…but if the turquoise swells can’t tug you in, Arugam has grown its onland offering with…beachside bars and makeshift music festivals; plus a handy proximity to Kumana National Park, home to leopards, elephants and crocodiles.

9. Sìchuān Province, China

Sìchuān is a microcosm of China, with a selection of ancient and modern attractions
Sìchuān is a microcosm of China, with a selection of ancient and modern attractions. ©akedesign/Shutterstock

Far-flung villages, towering skylines, giant pandas and fiery cuisine; Sìchuān Province is a microcosm of modern China…gain perspective surveying the Lè Shān Grand Buddha or climb Éméi Shān to absolve a lifetime’s sins…ride the first section of the Sìchuān-Tibet Railway to visit time-frozen Tibetan villages…or spot the mushrooming of luring brewpubs and boutique hotels in cosmopolitan Chéngdū.”

10. Komodo National Park, Indonesia

While glimpsing a dragon is a highlight, Komodo is home to a wealth of other wildlife attractions
While glimpsing a dragon is a highlight, Komodo is home to a wealth of other wildlife attractions. ©Anna Kucherova/Shutterstock

“New flight connections have made Komodo National Park more accessible than ever. Aside from laying eyes on the illustrious Komodo dragon, visitors to this cerulean-silhouetted archipelago can hike to hallowed viewpoints on Padar, sample laid-back beachside living on Kanawa and dive with a mind-boggling array of marine life in the reefs. A nature enthusiast’s nirvana”.

Visitors to lonelyplanet.com/best-in-asia also have the opportunity to enter a competition for a chance to win either a trip for two to Busan, South Korea, or a camera drone package from DJI. Terms and conditions apply.

Entertainment plays such a big role in our lives because it is something that helps us to relax and unwind. We need to switch off from the stresses of regular, everyday life, and this is a wonderful way of achieving this. So, it is important to ensure that you are indulging and enjoying entertainment in the best way you possibly can. The good news is that the world today has a big focus on entertainment. Music, TV shows, movies, and video games have rarely been more popular than they are today, and you have to make sure you are making the most of this. Making entertainment work for you is all about how well you can make use of the opportunities you have around you to keep entertainment at your fingertips at all times.

These are some of the hacks you’ll be able to use in order to ensure that this is a major part of your life.

Use Your Smartphonesmartphone entertainmentIt is simply amazing how much you can do with your smartphone these days. You have a lot to think about when it comes to enhancing your enjoyment of modern entertainment and using your phone is a good way of achieving this. You need to make use of the fact that you can watch movies and TV shows on your phone. In addition to this, you can listen to music and create your own playlists as well and that’s before we even get onto mobile gaming. There are a lot of things to think about when you enjoy entertainment on your smartphone, and you should make sure you are getting the most out of it.

Watch Netflix Anywhere!Netflix EntertainmentIt is really important to enjoy everything that Netflix has to offer. There are so many awesome shows on Netflix and many of them are shows that you might choose to binge watch. If you’re looking for a comprehensive Netflix and Amazon TV Show/Movie guide, you should really check out Next Flicks; they have one of the most comprehensive guides available on the Internet! However, one of the worst things that can happen is when you discover a new show while you’re on a holiday somewhere abroad and when you come back home, you discovered that you can’t continue with it because Netflix in your region doesn’t have it! Well, now your prayers have been answered because there are handy VPNs that allow you to watch Netflix anywhere. Check out this NordVPN review for an example of how you can enjoy your very favorite Netflix shows no matter where you might be in the world!

Link Everything Together at HomeHome Cinema Entertainment SystemThe great thing these days is that there are so many wonderful home entertainment systems that you can use to prioritise convenience. You can link everything to the same system; so whether you’re looking to enjoy gaming, a cinematic experience, or watching a big match, everything is accessible through the same system. This makes things a whole lot easier, more enjoyable, and is the perfect way of enjoying a wicked weekend. You won’t need to deal with the stress of having to set up multiple different devices and use an array of different wires and channels. By syncing everything together, this allows you to enjoy home entertainment much better.

Entertainment is a big part of your life, and the more you can embrace it and the different forms of modern entertainment, the better. There are so many things you need to think about here, and seriously, utilising your phone is definitely an absolute must.

Bubble tea shops have come a long way and the first bubble tea that I tasted was the Jasmine Milk Tea with Pearls during my secondary school days. Although many bubble tea brands come and go over the last 26 years; tea is still very much appreciated and valued by consumers.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

Yes, fads will wane eventually but the very essence of tea being a prized commodity will not. As much as I am a coffee person, I am equally a fan of tea too and I find both to be simple pleasures of life that helps take my mind off the busy hustles of life.

Recently, I was introduced to Hi-Tea, a local homegrown tea artisan brand that aims to promote the Chinese tea drinking culture by integrating new tea brewing methods with quality and fresh ingredients to make interesting tea concoctions.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

With only two outlets (one at Far East Plaza and the other at Northpoint City) in Singapore; Hi-Tea made the headlines when they showcased what could possibly be the world’s first D24 Premium Durian Jasmine Green Tea.

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

I know the idea and thought of consuming Durian Jasmine Green Tea can be quite mind-boggling or even quirky but even if you’re the smallest fan of durian, you will certainly enjoy this creamy beverage that stops short of being a durian smoothie. The strong Durian flavours give way into the delicate sweetness of the tea, which introduces itself in the back of the throat, giving an aromatic aftertaste.

Costing only $6.80, the Durian Jasmine Green Tea is the ultimate fix to your unfounded durian cravings.

Even if durian is not your cup of tea, you should check out Hi Tea’s range of other cold brew fruits tea; my favourite being the Mix Fruit King!

Image Credit: Hi Tea Singapore

While there aren’t any toppings such as pearls and jellies available, the fresh cut fruits are a delight to have and it brings one’s attention and focus to just simply enjoying the tea.

If you haven’t tried Hi Tea yet, make a trip down to Far East Plaza or Northpoint City today! I wish they have more outlets though; then I will have more reason to drink some tea every day.

You’ll find that most people know approximately what to look for when they are buying a new car. Although hybrid vehicles are lesser known by the greater audience, most potential buyers would instinctively compare performance ratings, costs, efficiency, and insurance fees. As a buyer, you also know that the best time to buy a car is when you can afford it. As a seller, matters are a little more complex, especially if you are considering using the income from the sale to buy your first hybrid car. Here’s a short guideline to help you figure out how and when to best sell your vehicle.

Selling cars during the summer

Why are you selling?

More often than not, people sell their car to upgrade to a more recent, more fuel-efficient, or more spacious model. In other words, selling is a tactical move so that you can use the profit made from the sale to finance your next car. In the ideal world, both transactions should open almost at the same time. In the real world, it’s another kettle of fish. You’ll find that more often than not, you will need a used car loan to cover the transitional period between the moment you find your dream vehicle and the moment you can sell your car. Admittedly, this type of loan is only valid if you buy a second-hand vehicle, but you’ll find plenty of other financing options.

Prepare Your Car

Does it still need saying? If you want to sell, your car needs to look attractive to potential buyers. You need to prepare the vehicle to take the road, which is ultimately what your buyer will want to do as part of testing the car. So get it clean, top up all fluids, and check under the hood and behind the wheels that everything is as it should be. You don’t want a bad surprise when you’re in the process of closing a deal.

What you need to do at all times

Of course, you’ll find it easier to sell your vehicle if you have a complete service history. If you like to service your vehicle at home, it’s a good idea to get a full checkup before you advertise the car for sale. You’ll be able to show the latest professional checks to potential buyers, and you can use your knowledge to explain how you’ve been servicing the vehicle so far. Ultimately, a car that has not been serviced regularly, either by you or in a garage, will show signs of wears and tears that can put off people looking for a reliable vehicle.

When do people buy cars

When do people buy cars?

Last, but not the least; when is the best period to sell your car? It depends on the type of vehicle you own. Convertible and sports cars sell better during spring. During the summer, people focus on holidays, so you might want to wait unless you’ve got a top-end cabrios or a classic vintage car. Autumn is the best season for crossovers. You’ll find that winter attracts SUV and 4-wheel drive buyers.

When is the best time to sell depends on a variety of factors. Firstly, you are more likely to sell when you want to change cars but you also need to take into consideration the preparation time for last minute servicing and cleaning. Besides, keep an eye on the best selling periods to increase your chances!

The birth of a new baby boy is such a celebration for the family, especially to the new mom and dad. To share the happiness and excitement for the arrival of the new baby boy; giving or sending them newborn baby hamper is a thoughtful gesture. The best florist Singapore can help you pick the perfect hampers for the newborn baby boy.

To give you some ideas, here are some of the best-selling newborn hampers:

Themed Hampers

There are plenty of choices when it comes to themed hampers. You can give the little baby boy a newborn baby hamper of a Little Pirate theme or a Little Racer theme. For the little boy, the local flower shop has all kinds of themes for the gift hampers. If you can’t find one, let the florist offer you their best-selling themed hampers.

Classic Hampers

A classic hamper for the little boy is a nice option. This hamper is designed and arranged to be complete and full of baby daily essentials like baby clothes and pajamas, baby booties and mittens, baby bottles and pacifiers, baby cloths and bibs, baby toiletries and hygiene kit, and baby blanket and pillows. All items included in the hamper are mostly in blue color.

Deluxe Hampers

A deluxe hamper is a gift that contains luxurious baby boy sets of gifts. From baby dresses to baby essentials to baby accessories, everything is carefully picked and selected from the best and top baby item brands. The items are not just carefully chosen but carefully arranged as well in a cute blue and white baby hamper lined with top quality baby blanket for deluxe presentation.

Happy Hampers

A happy hamper is not just meant for the new baby boy but also for the new parent. The hamper comes with great baby gift items and a set of special gifts for the new mom and dad. Most happy hampers come with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers as complimentary gift to the celebrant.

Welcoming the new baby boy and celebrating a new addition to the family can be more exciting if you have the right hamper for the little boy. With the florist to help you, you will never go wrong with your choice. The new parents will surely feel your love and care for them and for the new bundle of joy in their family.

I have never been to Fiji but I have heard a lot about Fiji. Some say Fiji’s a little like the Maldives and some say Fiji’s somewhere in Africa (I wonder where that came from); but I’m pretty sure, most people would know or have seen/heard about FIJI Water.

FIJI Water held its first Wellness Village which welcomed 150 visitors at the Sapphire Pavilion at Siloso Beach yesterday. This event was anchored by two sundown yoga sessions hosted by prominent yogi and founder of The Yoga Lab, Jasmine Chong, and saw the participation of 200 people.

Water is the most important factor in staying healthy and keeping one’s ​body hydrated. As ​FIJI Water is an artesian water​ which comes directly from the source and is untouched by man​, it appeals to consumers who strive to lead healthy lifestyles and carefully curate what is best for their body. With health and wellness at the core of FIJI Water’s brand, the “Wellness at it’s Finest” event provided participants with a look into the type of lifestyle FIJI Water is associated with and encouraged them to become better versions of themselves, through the yoga sessions and F&B lifestyle offerings available on-site. The event was also accessible and free, allowing passers-by the opportunity to visit and experience the village while getting acquainted with the FIJI Water brand. Passers-by and participants alike relaxed and unwound on the beachfront, took selfies with colourful beach-themed floats, or walked around the F&B and lifestyle stalls – namely An Acai Affair, Dosirak, KITTED and Apres Avant – curated specially for one’s wellness needs.

Image Credits: FIJI Water- Jasmine Chong, founder of Yoga Lab, demonstrating a yoga pose.

Taught by experienced yoga instructor, Jasmine Chong, the event ended off with two yoga sessions held on the beachfront as the sun set against the picturesque backdrop of Sentosa’s Siloso Beach. What’s more, participants took part in the lucky draw for a chance to walk away with the grand prize – a pair of return flights to Fiji and 5-night accommodation – as sponsored by Tourism Fiji.

FIJI Water also organised a contest on their Facebook and Instagram pages. To win a pair of return flights to the Islands of Fiji as sponsored by Fiji Airways, fans needed to capture their best FIJI Water moments at the Wellness Village and share about their experience via these images on their social media, using the hashtags #FIJIWaterWellnessVillage and #FIJIMomentsSG.

About FIJI™ Water 

FIJI™ Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 imported bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water, known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouth feel and unique mineral profile, is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants, hotels and all major retail channels, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 80 countries. To learn more about FIJI™ Water, please visit www.fijiwater.sg, like their Facebook fan page and follow their Instagram.

About Fiji Airways

Founded in 1951, Fiji Airways Group comprises of Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline and its subsidiaries: Fiji Link, its domestic and regional carrier, Pacific Call Comm Ltd, and a 38.75% stake in the Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denarau Island, Nadi. From its hubs at Nadi and Suva International Airports, Fiji Airways and Fiji Link serve 69 destinations in 15 countries (including code-share). Destinations include Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. The Fiji Airways Group brings in 64 percent of all visitors who fly to Fiji, employs over 1000 employees, and earns revenues of over FJD$815 million (USD $390m). Fiji Airways rebranded from Air Pacific in June 2013. Visit www.fijiairways.com for more information.

How to boost your beauty and be confidentNowadays, you can find loads of articles around the web which talk about the idea of loving yourself for who you are. This is an important message and something which everyone should be able to follow, especially when it comes to their appearance. Of course, though, something like this can often go a little too far, leaving people feeling bad about the idea of using so-called extreme treatments. In reality, giving yourself a beauty boost can have big results and they don’t have to be negative.

Instead, when you decide to improve part of your appearance like this, you will be doing it with good things in mind. You don’t have to dislike the way you currently look to be compelled to do this, just like you don’t have to hate your home to want to redecorate it; it’s all about change. Needless to say, making these sorts of changes can do some real good for most people. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the benefits of a beauty boost, along with smashing some of the myths which come with this territory.

Confidence is a key aspect of modern life and those who struggle with this find it hard to maintain a professional career. Improving this part of you can be very hard and a lot of people struggle to get anywhere on their own, often paying for therapeutic support. This isn’t always necessary, though, with a small change like teeth whitening often being enough to make most people feel on top of the world. One of the biggest myths in the health world is that these sorts of treatments are bad for you. Of course, while they may not provide a health benefit, they are usually completely safe for human use and you can do a little bit of research if you want to make sure this is true for the options you’re considering.

When you improve something like confidence, a lot of other aspects of your life will tend to change with it, and this is where most people will see the biggest change. With your improved look and can-do attitude, it will be much easier to be noticed within your place of work. People will show you more respect, and getting people’s attention in meetings, discussions, and other opinion-based settings will seem like a piece of cake. Of course, this won’t only impact your work, though. Along with this, it will become much easier to make new friends and build relationships when you feel as best as you possibly can about yourself.

Feeling good is a very important part of life. There are loads of ways to achieve a goal like this and treating yourself to something you care about is one of the best. Of course, you do have to be careful and moderating something like this is just as important as being able to enjoy it. Finding a balance can be tricky but it will be worth it in the end.

The cost of running a car can get pretty high but it’s a necessary expense. The good news is, there are ways that you can cut down on the amount of money that you spend on your car. By driving more sensibly and shopping around for cheaper fuel, you’ll save a bit. But if you really want to make a saving, you’ve got to deal with the cost of car insurance. Luckily for you, there are some handy tricks you can use to cut the cost of that insurance policy.

Cheap Car Insurance

Don’t Renew Automatically

The first mistake people make is renewing their policy automatically without checking it. In some cases, your company might give you a good deal for your loyalty but that’s not always the case. Some companies will try to take advantage because they know that it’s easier for you to just renew it, so they’ll bump up the price without you noticing. Every time your policy is coming to an end, you need to make sure that you’re shopping around and finding the best deal.

Look For Perks

If you’ve looked at your current policy and you think you can get a cheaper deal elsewhere, it’s time to start shopping around. Obviously, the price is the first thing to look at but you should consider the perks as well. Some companies, like Safe Auto, will give you a discount when you switch and further reductions if you’re a homeowner. Those extra perks can be the difference between a bad deal and a great deal so always make sure that you take them into account.

When you’re looking at the perks, make sure that they’re actually perks. A lot of insurers are going to add a load of extras for which they’ll tell you are perks, but they aren’t. They’re things that you don’t really need. Stuff like windscreen cover or breakdown cover are handy but if you don’t need them, you can save some money by avoiding them.

Watch Out For Monthly Payments

Insurers have all sorts of tricks to try to make you pay more money for your policy and one of the most common ones is monthly payments. They’ll tell you that they’re just trying to make things more manageable for you by letting you pay in monthly instalments instead of paying it all in one lump sum but that’s not the case. If you added up the total cost of the monthly payments, you’d find that you’re actually paying way more money than you would if you just paid it off in one. That isn’t always the case and sometimes, it is a good deal but more often than not, it’s a sneaky trick to increase the price of your insurance policy.

Get A Black Box

A lot of insurers are offering policies that are based on your driving ability by putting a black box in the car. If you think you’re a sensible driver, you should consider getting one of these policies, it’ll be a lot cheaper than getting a normal policy as long as you aren’t speeding or anything like that.

Cut the price of your car insurance and you could save yourself a lot more money than you’d expect.