The beginning of the year is always one of the most exciting times! We open a new chapter and have another chance to start over. The year ahead of us is full of blank pages waiting to be written.


During this time, we have a chance to reflect on our previous year: the growth we made, the chances we did and didn’t take, the goals we achieved and those that became less important.



This period gives us the opportunity to plan out our dreams and goals for the year. Don’t miss out on this chance to make major changes in your life! Take hold of the opportunity now at the beginning of the year by drafting out your goals. Don’t know how to get started? Check out these 3 resolutions you NEED on your list and action plans for how you can make your dreams a reality.

1. Improve your sleep

The older we get, the less we think about our sleep. Often, we neglect it and have to go on with getting less and less sleep.  

2019 is the year you make the change. Maybe you feel run out of time and don’t know how you could possibly give up any extra hours to sleeping each day.  Between work, kids, keeping up with the house, and all of the other little chaotic components of life, no one could blame you.

If getting more quantity of ZZZs isn’t practical for you, focus on working on the quality of your sleeping hours. Take advantage of the time you do have to maximize on your rest. Whether this means you need to prevent light pollution in your room by hanging up blackout curtains, invest in a sound machine to block out noises, or go the extra mile and find a better bed that fits your personal needs, it’s important that you figure out what it takes to improve your rest.

Say goodbye to the days full of yawns and desperate runs to the coffee maker! By getting better quality sleep, you’ll be more energized and ready to take on the year.

2.  Read more

The benefits of reading are countless! You learn more, gain empathy, enable better conversations with your peers, and it provides a great opportunity for assessing your own self biases.

It may seem difficult to find time to carve out for reading, but there are easy ways to incorporate reading into your daily routine. Bring a book with you to work so you can read on your lunch break, keep a book in your bag for anytime you’re stuck in a waiting room or taking public transportation, or find short stories that you can read without having to sit down for an extended period of time.

If you want to be a lifelong learner, reading is a great tool to enable that, and it’s overall a great method for personal growth!

3. Have more fun

Having fun doesn’t have to be forced by scheduled activities. You can have fun every day if you adjust your mentality. Plus, the more fun you have, the higher your serotonin and happiness levels are and the lower your stress will be.

Change up your routine every now and then to give yourself unique experiences. Rather than taking the same route to work every day, try taking a new way or a different method of transportation like biking.

There are tons of small changes you can make to make your days more fun. Whether it’s by trying out a new style of clothes, reaching out to talk to new people, or planning a lunch with a friend, you can find simple ways to get more out of life.

Laurie Larson is a freelance writer based in NC who writes on home, health, and lifestyle topics.


Having to go to the dentist can be frustrating, but if you don't even have a regular dentist, it can be a arduous task trying to find the one that works best for you. In order to feel safe, comfortable and like you getting a good deal for your money, you need to find a dentist that meets all of your needs. Here are some considerations when choosing your next dentist.
The Type of Professional The first aspect you will want to consider when choosing a dentist is what they specialize in. General dentistry is often the best option for those who want annual checkups and don't have any existing significant dental issues. If you want to straighten your teeth or replace broken or damaged teeth, you may be looking for more specialized care.
What They Offer Visiting a dentist is not a great experience for some people. That is why a dentist who offers different ways for patients to feel more comfortable may be something to consider when you are looking for your next dentist. If you need sedation, you may want to find a professional that offers sedation dentistry. If you want a more holistic approach to your oral care, you can find options for a holistic dentist Chicago or in your local area.
Understand Pricing Unlike doctors, dentists are often more open about pricing when it comes to different treatments and procedures. When you are looking into a new dentist, you may find that a brochure or website will give you some insight on what regular appointments and standard treatments for your teeth will cost. If the information is not readily available, don't be afraid to ask about pricing before making an appointment, whether or not you have dental insurance to cover some or all of the costs.

Muntinlupa City, Philippines  Sharp Philippines Corp. (SPC) has been part of the Filipino households for more than 36 years, highlighting its legacy of bringing convenience and comfortability.  Before 2018 ends, SPC wants to honor every Filipino family, who has been part of their successes through these years.

Sharp’s Loves Your Family Video-making contest, the second phase of the SPC’s “We Love Philippines” campaign, recently announced their lucky winners from hundreds of entries nationwide. Each entry showcased impressive creativity and heartfelt message, which greatly represent their love for their families and loved ones. The said contest began last November 15 and ended last December 15, 2018.

There are total of 10 winners of Sharp 45-inch 4K LED televisions, three (3) winners of french door refrigerators, and 100 winners of rice cookers! 



Three (3) Winners of French-door Refrigerators

Hannah Hope Maligalig
June Michael Razon
Clariz Manuel

Ten (10) Winners of 45-inch LED TV

 
Hannah Hope Maligalig
Clariza Manuel
June Michael Razon
Maria Kricell Sobrevinas
Hannah Grace Maligalig
Queenie Joy Partoza
Petruse Pauluse Salagubang
Maja Rizza Campos
Perwin Bausas
Renan Ignacio Dizon

Winners of Rice Cookers

Marc Romyr Almario
Domingo Palmencio Jr.
Jonathan Salomon
Arvin Dasal Capada
Stephanie Novio
Hannah Hope Maligalig
Delia Peregrina
Abegle Opon
Clariza Manuel
Joanne Tabuelog
John Adrian Cook
Jessica Torres
Edelyn Manzano
Manilyn Famorcan
Maria Kricell Sobrevinas
Shena Valle
Quennie Joy Partoza
Hannah Grace Maligalig
Divine Labbuanan
Angelo Crescini
Petruse Pauluse Salagubang
Sheila Dela Cruz
June Michael Razon
Emmanuel Tolentino
Jushua Gopo
Sherlyn Gregorio
Catherine Espayos
Marissa Sunglao
Rodalina Cruz
Vergeluna Borja
Jessie Chris Gregorian
Lilia Capati
Maja Rizza Campos
Milagros Traquena
Clea Medel
Perwin Bausas
Rachelle Ann Tolentino
Fe Celeste Gamboa
Shimadal Bayani
Renan Ignacio Dizon
Angelica Saludes
Mhilica Torres

Headed by PR and Marketing Head Amor Golifardo, the winners were judged based on their creativity and smooth story telling

Congratulations to all the winners!

Follow Sharp’s official social media accounts for more updates!

Ganador Premium high-quality dog food recently supported the “Pet Ko, Luv Ko” project of the local government of Mandaluyong City at the A.T. Reyes Garden, City Hall, Compound.

The project was implemented by Mandaluyong City in a bid to promote responsible pet ownership among its constituents. The activity gathered more than 700 dog and cat owners giving them better access to animal services, such as spaying and neutering, as well as opportunities to adopt pets. It also seeks to strengthen public safety and security through free rabies vaccination and dry grooming.

L-R - Daniel Olivo (marketing director), hon. charisse Abalos-Vargas (Mandaluyong city councilor), Johanna Amata (marketing manager, Ganador Philippines)

According to Charisse Abalos-Vargas, Mandaluyong City Councilor and founder of the project, a codified ordinance on responsible pet ownership is now underway in their local government. With initiatives like “Pet Ko Luv Ko,” the council has gathered insights on the needs and capabilities of Mandalenyos as pet owners.

"I have always loved dogs and, it hurts me whenever I see so many of them tied up or caged the whole day. I also get stories about abandoned animals that cause problems in the community. The data on animal bites have not decreased as much, leading to more animals, dogs, in particular, being harmed and abandoned," added Vargas. “I’m glad that every year more and more people are showing their interest and intent of participating in making the change happen."

As a way of supporting the project, Ganador, a brand committed to strengthening the bond among dogs and their owners, provided free products, as well as information dissemination on responsible pet ownership during the event.

“Projects like the “Pet Ko, Luv Ko” is close to our hearts, especially since our brand is founded on values that strengthen, deepen, and encourage the bond with products that guarantee wellness and health for every dog,” said Johanna Emata, marketing manager, Ganador Philippines. “At Ganador, we believe that the quality of food that we provide to our pets is one way we can promote responsible FURenthood.”

Daniel Olivo, marketing director of Neovia Philippines, could not agree more. He said that "our company has always been committed to providing wellness to animals, especially our pets, for we treat them as members of our family. On our part, Ganador hopes to contribute to advocating responsible pet ownership through projects like Pet ko Luv ko."

The “Pet Ko, Luv Ko” project is a bi-annual event, slated every February and September. Aside from Councilor Vargas, the project is also headed by the Mandaluyong Pack Leaders and the City Veterinary and Philippine Birth Control Center.
The holiday season is just around the corner, and that means stuffing our faces with all the guilty pleasures served to us in giant servings.  Let’s face it, Christmas is the season for eating—and maybe a bit of booze.

Still, it’s important to remember the reason for the season and of course, taking care of yourself throughout so you can live more and do more out of your day.

No need to wait for the new year to make a resolution. Below are some things to keep in mind while celebrating this Christmas so you can fit and healthy during the festivity.



Know your Alcohol Limit

Christmas parties are all about celebration and memories but, make sure you’re sane enough to recall these things. Drinking moderately allows you not only to live in the moment but also to be kind to your body.

There’s no need to abuse yourself with the alcohol. As they say, “May bukas pa!” so, knowing when to call it a night will surely have your head filled with grateful thoughts in the morning.



Drink Your Water

Drinking water before, during, and after a night out will help keep your body hydrated. Contrary to popular belief, urinating while out should be an honor, not a hassle. It means that whatever toxins that might be lurking in your body are being flushed out.


While hydration, in general, is important, keeping your H2O intake high will help your brain stay alert, wash down as much alcohol as it can, and save you from that terrible hangover when you wake up.

Sweat It Out

Reaching the end of the year shouldn’t mean reaching the end of your exercise! Stay active as much as you can. Walk your dog, run with friends, or take your strong independent self to the gym.


It’s important to keep moving throughout the festivities. The food, drinks, and long nights may cause bloating. Your bed might tempt you to stay in the morning after, but a study at the University of Georgia says that staying active can boost your energy levels by 65%. Definitely, a better way to enjoy your holidays!

Eat Often, but in Small Amounts

Don’t panic! We’re not saying to only eat one piece of lechon every 2 hours. All we mean is to not fill your plate to the brim in one sitting. Pacing yourself when you eat is a way to help your digestive system process the food you eat.

If you overwhelm your stomach in one go, you’ll feel bloated and your energy level will hit a scary low. Eating in smaller amounts will not only stabilize your energy, but it’ll also control your sugar level and fatty acids in your blood.  It’s okay to wait a little bit for your second round. There’ll still be food left… We hope.

Since Christmas is mostly the time for family and friends, being present and energized is key. Keeping your stomach filled with the right kinds of food and drinks can get tricky, but when all else fails, Santé Pure Barley Canister can keep you healthy through the crazy celebrations. It contains vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and carotenoids. Now you can get all the goodness that multi-nutrient, chlorophyll-rich food has to offer while indulging yourself with the foods you love this season.


More time to eat and enjoy the holidays, while staying healthy and fit. So, the only question left now is: Which Christmas party do we go to first?

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