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!

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