Rice Hack: Easy Cooking Healthier White Rice

Confession: as much as I know brown rice is the healthier option, I find it hard to pass up a bowl of perfectly steamed white rice. The problem: white rice is stripped of nutrients and high in starch, which converts to sugars that your body uses for energy (glycogen) that can turn to fat if…

How long should you sit? Or stand?

Sitting behind your desk all day is bad for your health and experts have long been advising people to stand at their workstations for about 15 minutes an hour. But a University of Waterloo professor says his research shows that people should be standing for at least 30 minutes per hour to get health benefits.…

Japanese is loving Bitcoin!

Since Japan started recognizing bitcoin as a method of payment, more Japanese are using the digital currency than expected. Bitcoin.com discussed this trend with Yuzo Kano, CEO of Bitflyer, the largest bitcoin exchange in Japan by volume. Bitcoin Gaining Acceptance in JapanOn April 1, Japan started recognizing bitcoin as a method of payment, similar to…

How to survive in Japan without speaking Japanese!

Surviving in Japan without speaking Japanese “Can you travel, live, spend time in Japan without understanding or speaking Japanese?”, or wording to this effect is an oft asked question on Japan travel forums and a legitimate concern for those who have never been to Japan, or maybe anyone who is contemplating a first trip overseas…

Protect Yourself from Rainy Weather

Exercising outdoors can be tricky now that the cold weather and rain is becoming a norm. With current weather changes, that shouldn’t give you an excuse not to hit it hard on your workout. Here are few suggestions to prepare and protect yourself during such cold weather: Monitor your fluid intake/fluid loss: Many people often think…

Effects of Smartphones on our Fingers, Hands & Elbows

By Rodger Powell, M.D. Smartphones have become a lifestyle must have for most of us, from senior citizens to young children. These devices help us with learning, playing games, sharing stuff we like, liking stuff other people share, sending emails, watching videos and staying in touch with loved ones through video calls, voice calls and…

Yellow or White Light Bulbs?

Eyes take a lot of abuse at the office. Between staring at a computer screen from the time the workday begins and staring at a tiny Blackberry when running between meetings, it’s a wonder any office worker out there isn’t staring at the world through Coke-bottle-thick glasses. Now, office workers have one more vision killer…

Stuffing Your Stomach

Downing way too much food can make your tummy ache with the pressure. Rest assured that it’s nearly impossible to make your stomach burst, even if It feels as if it might. Overeating stretches your stomach, but once the food passes through your digestive tract, your stomach shrinks back to its normal size. A one-time…

What is Cyber Monday and Why You Should Be Aware of it.

Cyber Monday is November 27, 2017, the first Monday after Thanksgiving. It’s expected to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Adobe Digital Insights predicts that online shoppers will spend $6.6 billion, 16.5 percent more than in 2016. online, a 9.4 percent increase. It would replace Black Friday, which will only receive $5 billion…

Paraben-Free, Explanation.

Whether perusing the beauty and personal care products at Tesco or Watsons or shopping online at Lazada, consumers are increasingly encountering the phrase “paraben-free.” What exactly does paraben-free mean, and why might it matter? We take a closer look — including sussing out pretty makeup products that are paraben-free. What are parabens? Parabens are the…