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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Why Bottled Water is Destroying our Environment

These days, we refuse to drink water if it is not filtered or distilled because of the fear of having diarrhea and other water-borne diseases. We are even more particular about the brand of bottled water that we give to our kids. While our children are safe from any sickness, the bottled water that we consume every day has a diverse effect on the environment.

As regulated public water supplies and sewage systems begin to age and degrade, so does the public’s opinion regarding the safety of tap water. In recent history, reports accumulated, asserting that components found in public water supply may, in fact, be harmful, if ingested. This lead to the creation of the bottled water industry. Valued in the billions, the bottled water industry has high hopes of replacing tap water as the primary source of drinking water. But for those of us seeking clean & clear water that is environmentally responsible, we must question if bottled water is the answer.

If you take a closer look, you’ll find that bottled water is not environmentally responsible, nor is it a safer option for drinking. For more information on the safety of bottled water, click here.

Bottled Water Environment

A Landfill Nightmare

While awareness is increasing, leading to higher rates of recycling, less than half of all plastic water bottles used are recycled. Get the facts, by clicking here. This is overwhelming our landfill capacities and could be for quite some time as some plastics can take up to 1,000 years to degrade. Not to mention, that while the bottles are recyclable, the caps are not.

A Waste of Water

From a “water footprint” standard, meaning the aggregate amount of water it takes to produce bottled water, an average of 3 liters of water are required to supply just one liter of bottled water. You don’t have to have a Ph.D. in math to know the numbers just don’t add up.

Why Bottled Water is Destroying our Environment

Animal Threat

As increasing numbers of marine life and aviary species are found washed up along our shorelines, we are beginning to get a more complete picture of just how damaging these little plastic bottles and bottle caps really are. Upon dissection, many of these animals, from birds to whales are found to have staggering amounts of plastic in their digestive systems. One albatross alone had a record 119 bottle caps embedded within its digestive system.

Air and Water Toxins

Aside from the BPAs and contaminants found in the bottles of water, we must also consider the environmental impact the production of these plastics make. Environmental impacts report that PET plastics (plastics used for making bottled water) emits 100 times the amount of toxins used to make a glass capable of holding the same liquid volume. Get the facts here. In fact, the production of plastic accounts for 14% of toxic emissions into our air and water.

The good news is, the business sector is making great strides to find solutions for our bottled water crisis. From reusable travel mugs and canteens to the latest in water filter technology, anyone looking to do their part to protect the environment has a lot of cost effective resources to do so.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

What You Need to Know About Reading Glasses

As we age, our eyes get tired because of years of reading, working on the computer and other exposures that would affect our eye sight. We would reach a point when we can no longer read up close and would need to stretch our arms to read or we couldn't read when it's too far and needs to bring the material nearer in order to read. Whatever it is, reading glasses would be necessary if you think your eyes can no longer read when it's too near or too far.

Others would think that they can just leave it that way. But that wouldn't be good for your eyes. Help your eyes by wearing glasses. If reading is your mere problem, then buy some reading glasses that can aid you in reading books or even in using your iPad or your kindle.

reading glasses

There are two types of reading glasses, the full frame and the half-eyes. For the full frame, the entire lens is made in the reading prescription. It is suitable for people who concentrate in reading close-up. It is only intended for reading. When you look up across the room, everything would look blurry. So, you have to remove it when you walk around the house and just wear it when reading.

The half-eyes is the smaller "Ben Franklin" style glasses that sits lower down on the nose. It allows the user to look down while reading and look up to a distance through the upper part of the lens.

Most of the time, people would start using reading glasses first before getting a correctional lens that could be used for reading and for looking around the room.

There are also reading glasses that are foldable while some have UV protection for wearing outdoors.

Reading glasses can be a good addition to your fashion style. Hence, choose those that have beautiful frame designs that fit to the shape of your face just like Rodenstock eyeglass frames that would make you see better and look better. You can look into this infographic to check what shape looks best on you.

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Aside from the shape of the frame, look into the colors too as well as the prints of the frame. This can make you look fashionable and stylish too. Before you buy glasses, make sure that you get your eyes checked so that you can get the right lens prescription that is perfect for your eye sight. Choose those that are also within your budget. You can look into cheap glasses frames at for quality reading glasses that are affordable and beautiful.

In my case, I don't just use reading glasses because I always wear glasses all the time. I just remove it when I sleep and bath. But I want to get a new pair with a better frame design that looks more stylish. I want to try the transitional lens so that it darkens when the sun is up and I would appear like wearing sunglasses.

wearing glasses

What I'm wearing right now as prescribed by my optometrist is a Blue Violet/UV rays eyeglasses since I always work on my laptop. Aside from being comfortable for long time exposure to the computer, it also looks nice because the lens turns blue when light strikes it.

So, did you learn something about eye glasses and reading glasses today? I hope you did. Or are you wearing one? If you are, what type?

Infographic source: Cosette's Beauty Pantry

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fabulous Prom Dresses Every Teen Will Love!

I can still recall how excited I was during Proms. But unlike others who were just busy looking for their gowns, I had other priorities to do. As the President of the student organization that take care of everything for the Prom, I was as busy as a bee. I would deal with everything from food to decorations. But I am proud to say that there weren't any problems with the Prom nights I organized during my student years.

So, can a student leader like me still have enough time to choose  a design and look for a clothes maker for my gown? In truth, I didn't have much time. All the other students were busy looking for prom dresses and checking out designs. While me, I was busy organizing the Prom for them because if I don't do my duty, there won't be a Prom for them to attend to.

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I love dresses especially if these are prom dresses. Hey, even if I was busy, I made sure I looked good all the time. And hey again, I am the President and I have to look great because all eyes would be on me during the Prom night. I actually asked someone to sew my gown but it didn't turned out the way I want it to be.

If only I have learned about Topswedding, I could have bought a lovelier gown free of all the hassle and the visits to the gown maker. They have every prom dress that every girl would want to wear during the Prom. I so envy girls these days because they can get stunning prom dresses from Topswedding. 

Wonder how their gowns look like? Well, here is one gown called Sweet Light Blue Sweetheart Short Prom Dress. This would look fab on petite girls for sure. With that details on a sweetheart bodice and a charming cut on the side for a sexier look. This can make you look like a modern day Cinderella or a fabulous Queen Elsa of Arendelle.
Sweet Light Blue Sweetheart Short Prom Dress
Yes, you can look fab not just during Proms but on other special occasions where you need a gown. There is a huge selection available in Topswedding and you will surely be able to find one that will fit your body type and style. You can easily find the kind of gown you need since everything is well-categorized in the site from Special Occasion Dresses to Prom Dresses. You can even choose a category depending on the design you like whether it is strapless, short cocktail dress and others. And you can shop by color too!

The designs will really melt your heart and will make you feel like you want to try everything on! Aside from gowns, you can also get accessories like jewelries, headpieces, petticoats, veils and others from their site. This will give you a complete look for special occasions in your life. For sure, you want to look gorgeous on a memorable day!

prom dresses

So, do you need a prom dress? Or a wedding gown? Or a cocktail gown? They all have that covered! Check them out at Google+, Tumblr and get updates from the Dress Street Facebook Page. And of course, don't forget to check their site too!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and all the opinions are my own.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Couples Have Trouble Conceiving

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Yes, not all people could easily conceive and have a baby. Others undergo a hard experience in order to have a child.  According to, 10% of couples have trouble conceiving. Some would take medicines and others will even go beyond medicines and try doing some rituals too. I have heard of couples who would dance to a certain saint so they will be given a child. Others would offer something or would sacrifice something to get what they have wanted for a long time.

I know some people who are having problems like this. They have consulted the help of doctors and even quack doctors. But until now, they do not have a child yet. But still, they never lose hope. God knows the perfect time for a couple to have a child. Maybe it isn't the right time for them yet. I know that with prayers, they will be able to have a child.

I have written something about Maternity fashion and about 10% of couples that have trouble conceiving on the other blog Dash de Petites. Go ahead and check it out!

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Make Your Loved One Happy With the Taiwan Excellence Contest!

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Anytime of the year, we can give gifts to other people to show our appreciate of what they have done for us or just to let them know they are special. But most people would offer gifts during the holiday season. This is again the time of the year where people give and exchange gifts. Have you prepared your shopping list? Well, you can shop early now and for sure you will be happy with this news I am going to share with you.

Aside from gift giving, there are also many events and promos held by different companies just like what the Taiwan Excellence have for us. With the high-quality products they have, they will be choosing ten winners to receive some Taiwan Excellence product this holiday season. There will also be one lucky winner who will personally receive the gift from the Taiwan Excellence Celebrity Endorser for the Philippines, Iya Villania-Arellano.

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If you are not aware yet, Taiwanese brands that received the seal of excellence include Acer, Asus, BenQ and MSI for ICT gadgets, Pacific, Strida and Tern for bicycles, SYM and KYMCO for motorcycle, Miacare and Microlife for health and medical products,  and HCG, Teco, Tatung and Sakura for home and living products. The brands and products mentioned are known worldwide for their reliability and innovative design.

So, how do you join this promo from Taiwan Excellence? Here is a simple guide for you:

1.  Go to
2.  Register on the website. Make sure the information you give is correct.
3. Select a Taiwan Excellence gift for your loved ones.
4. Upload your photo.
5. State the reason you want to give your Taiwan Excellence gift to your selected recipient.

And your all done.  You do not have to purchase anything in order to enter and win the contest. The Taiwan Excellence - Made to Enjoy Christmas Contest runs from September 28, 2014 until November 23, 2014. You can also share the contest to your family and friends. That why, you are not just sharing a good news but some love!

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post from Nuffnang PH.