7 Essential Travel Safety Tips to Stay Safe and Connected

The world is becoming smaller. Affordable flights, travel options, and applications are making it easier to fly around the world. Wanderlust is overflowing with the ease provided by technology. While travel has never been this available, it’s important to always be safe. While there are tons of travel tips out there, here are seven essential tips that the on-the-go and mobile traveler should not forget to stay safe and connected.   Download transportation applications Public transportation is different in every country, from the ubiquitous cabs to tricycles. Transportations applications like Uber, Grab and Lyft allows you to book vehicles from cars, motorcycles and even helicopters. The plus point is the companies have screened and approved the drivers for your safety.   Save a digital footprint In case you lose your passport or leave behind a credit card, for safety purposes, scan a copy of these important documents and save it on your mobile phones. You never know when you’ll need ID.   Always have Google Maps Google Maps allows you to save locations, create an itinerary, and select the safest route to get there. Whether by foot, bike or car, Google Maps can adopt different methods to get you to that museum or hole-in-the-wall fast and safe. Since you can’t always have a reliable internet connection, load your itinerary when connected via Wi-Fi (for example at your hotel). You’ll then be able to consult the map even offline.   Be travel-insured What are the chances of a complication on your flight? Not only travel insurance protects you from medical accidents, but it also provides protection in the case of...

10 Essential Skin Care Products Every Ambitious Career Woman Must Have

In Malaysia, climbing the corporate ladder not only requires you to have the best qualifications, skills, and experiences, you also need to appear presentable, well groomed and stylish all the time, no matter what industry you’re in. Basically, if you want to get ahead in your career, you need to take care of your appearance, especially if your line of work requires you to meet people or represent the company. Find out the 10 essential skin care products every ambitious career woman must have in her beauty kit: Sunscreen. Even if you work indoors most of the time, it’s still important for you to wear sunscreen. Besides preventing yourself from getting undesirable aging signs, wearing sunscreen on a daily basis helps to protect against malignant melanoma, a type of skin cancer caused by direct exposure to the sun. Face wipes. Face wipes can come in handy if you’re constantly on the go. It could help you remove dirt on your face or makeup if you need to redo it. Keep a pack of moist face wipes with you at work. BB cream. BB cream is a girl’s best friend due to its multitasking miracle. If you hate clutter in your bag and prefer to travel light, carry a tube of BB cream with you. It functions as a toner, primer, moisturizer, and foundation at one go. Plus, it helps to cover up blemishes as well as treat them! Eye cream. If you work indoors, chances are you’re constantly exposed to cold air-conditioning which could dry out your skin’s moisture. The skin around your eyes is especially fragile and prone...

Supermarket Surprises – 10 Things You Never Knew About Supermarkets

A supermarket by its name alone implies a place where you can buy all your perishable needs like food and toiletries. The scent of freshly baked bread and fresh fruits greet you when you enter the main shopping area. You pay little attention to the layout. The feel of cold air coming out of the ventilation and air conditioning system appeals to you more than the store layout. If you are a weekly shopper, you come to this familiar place to buy the usual stuff and perhaps pick out a few items on impulse. Your regular trek to the supermarket has made you unmindful of the uncanny tactics that lure you into buying more than you came for. There are practices used in supermarkets to influence the buying habits of customers. Read on to pick up insightful information about supermarkets. 10 Things You Never Knew About Supermarkets  Shopping carts are intentionally made super-sized. The bigger the space, the more you’ll buy. Shopping carts are not cleaned and disinfected. Handles are unsanitary with the multitude of hands touching and gripping them every day. The check-out counter lanes are designed to be narrow. Space leaves little elbow room to return or leave items in case customers have a change of mind. Magazines, choco candies and batteries adorn racks immediately before the check-out counters as a way to seduce customers into buying them while waiting in line. Branded items are strategically displayed at the end of aisles which are the prime locations in the supermarket. Distributors pay fees to reserve slots for their branded products in these endcap displays. Customers are bombarded...

6 Smart And Simple Online Job Application Hacks To Nail An Interview

Getting your foot in the door requires extra researches and efforts, whether the company you’re applying for is based in Peninsular Malaysia or East Malaysia. According to career experts, only 2% job applicants manage to snag an interview due to the rigorous requirements set by most companies, especially those that use a system called ‘automatic elimination’, a process that immediately eliminates unqualified candidates upon quick scanning of CV or resume. Before you apply for a job online, check out the six smart and simple hacks you can do to nail an interview with your dream company: Thoroughly read the descriptions of the job – This is one of the most crucial parts of your job application process, whether online or offline. A good job description is enough to tell you whether or not you’re qualified for the role, and gives you an idea of your capability to carry out the tasks should they hire you. Make sure your qualification, skills and work experience are strong enough to support your application. If you can’t imagine yourself handling the job, that’s a red flag that you shouldn’t apply for the role. Only apply for the jobs you’re qualified for – You don’t have to be 100% qualified for a job, though it helps if you’re at least 70%-80% qualified to meet the minimum requirement. For those who are planning on a career change, make sure you get the necessary qualification or skills to increase your chances. If you have little to no work experience, consider highlighting your past projects that are relevant and may help with your application process. Tailor your...

5 Fantastic Ways Shower Filters Promote Great Health

Malaysia is a great place to live and visit, and the quality of living continues to improve along with the nation’s continually growing economy. The water quality, though, can vary from location to location, and that means you could become sick or worse if you don’t take precautions. Malaysia’s tap water requires boiling before drinking or cooking. And if you buy a water softener system, you can greatly improve the quality of water in your home. Likewise, if you don’t use a good shower filter, potentially harmful minerals and chemicals could be passed into your system and make you ill or worse. To help you and your family stay healthy, the following are five ways shower filters help. Combat Chlorine In many locations, chlorine is used to treat public tap water. That chlorine can enter your body and cause illnesses. When you use a shower filter, though, the chlorine is reduced to safe levels. Keep Skin Moist In addition to chlorine, other chemicals and contaminants in common tap water can dry out your skin. A shower filter will remove those chemicals and preserve your skin’s natural oils. Reduce Inhaled Chemicals If you love hot, steamy showers, you could breathe in harmful chemicals, along with water vapor. The steaming hot water likewise vaporizes chemicals, which you could inhale if you don’t use a shower filter. Lower Water-Borne Contaminants The shower in your home is the single greatest source of water-based contaminants, especially when releasing lots of water vapor during a hot shower. A filter will remove contaminants and keep your home safe. Lower Breast Cancer Risk Your shower can be...