Entrepreneur Kim Tan admits that sometimes, after a long day at work as a B2B Marketing Director for Asia Pacific at Mastercard, all she really wants to do is crawl into bed and watch Netflix. Add parenting duties to that job – her son Eli is two this year – and you might imagine that any free time she has is devoted to self-care. But Tan is one of a growing number of “mumpreneurs” who are making our local retail scene ever more exciting. Her company, like those of many mumpreneurs, was born out of a real market gap that she encountered in her parenting journey. A quest for high-quality, affordable muslin bedding led her to establish MOMO + BUBS in 2018. Kim launched her first collection during Boutique Fairs in March last year. And since then, she’s been slowly, steadily and smartly growing her business. READ: Creative Capital: The leathersmith who doesn't accept orders for impulse buys MOMO + BUBS specialises in muslin bedding. It also sells bibs and a small … [Read more...] about The ‘mumpreneur’ who started her own range of muslin bed linen for young ones
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Maybe you were lifting something off the ground. Or you were just trying to get out of bed. It was all so mundane and not physically demanding at all when it happened. But there it was, the pain shooting through your back – a sign that something had gone very wrong. If you’re lamenting “why me?”, back pain is more common than you think. In fact, some 80 per cent of the adult population has suffered from back pain at one point or another in their lives, according to the Singhealth website . And there are a multitude of everyday situations that can result in a backache. CNA Lifestyle takes a look at what you can do to minimise hurting yourself. WHEN SLEEPING Your back ought to feel relaxed and pain free after a night's sleep. But that may not be the case, said Dr Tan Seang Beng, orthopaedic surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Most people sleep in a curled-up position, and over the course of the night, the lumbar spine stiffens in that pose. “When you … [Read more...] about Simple tweaks to your routine at home and the office can help ease your back pain
FROM toy-boys to sizzling sex parties, fifty-something women are getting their kicks between the sheets in all kinds of ways. It will no doubt be a hot topic of conversation for Sex And The City ’s Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte when the show returns to our screens, titled And Just Like That and focusing on life for the trio in their fifties. To get in the mood, Claire Dunwell and Rebecca Pascoe talk to three women about what sex is really like for women in their sixth decade. I’m having the best sex ever with a man 20 years younger SHAKTI SUNDARI has been married twice but says sex with her new partner, business owner Rob, 36, is the best she has ever had. The mum of two and tantric sex teacher, who is from North London, says: " SEX has always been a huge part of my life and now I am in my fifties it is the best it has ever been. "I was a virgin until I was 21, got married at 24 and the sex was so boring. I remember thinking: 'This can’t be all there is.' After my … [Read more...] about I’m 56 and having the best sex of my life with a man 20 years younger – he’s more of a match for my energy and stamina
SINGAPORE: The decision to build new migrant worker dormitories to reduce the current living densities following the spread of COVID-19 at these facilities is a step in the right direction, said various groups focusing on migrant workers’ welfare. In light of the current situation, the key consideration observed in the new standards "are the safe distancing measures to provide better protection for the migrant workers residing there," said the Migrant Workers’ Centre. But even with new dorms that have improved living space , there are other aspects to living conditions which could be considered, said representatives from the groups. Speaking to CNA, Mr Alex Au, vice president of Transient Workers Count Too (TWC2), said the organisation is happy the Government is moving in this direction. “Of course it would have been better if action had been taken early on, but at least they are moving in a direction which we think is the right way to go, which is to spread (the workers) … [Read more...] about COVID-19: New migrant worker dorms step in the right direction, say support groups – but could more be done?
When it comes to snoring, it’s never good news for your bed partner and yourself. Apart from the nightly noise that keeps everyone around you awake, snoring is not a sign you’re sleeping deeply and well either. In fact, if your partner complains that you not only snore loudly but also sound like you’re gasping or choking in your sleep, you may have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Worryingly enough, fighting for air isn’t that far off from what’s really happening to you. That’s because the muscles at the back of your throat relax and collapse during sleep, even while you’re trying to breathe. This closes the airway and triggers a drop in the oxygen supply to your organs, especially the brain. READ: The benefits of napping – and how to snooze without affecting your sleep at night To keep you alive, your body goes into self-preservation mode and forces you to wake up briefly – but long enough – for you to open up the airway again, explained Dr Tan Teck Shi, the clinical lead for … [Read more...] about Why snoring loudly could be linked to heart disease, hypertension or worse