In the world of finance, there are two kinds of people: the ants and the grasshoppers. As kids, we’ve grown up hearing this story of the ant and the grasshopper, where the ant works to the bone in summer time just to save for the winter, and the grasshopper just enjoy the summer breeze, hopping and chirping without a care in the world. Come winter time, the grasshopper is left in the cold, dying of hunger, while the ant reaps safety and stability in time of need. This has been a sad tale in our childhood years, yet little did we know the moral of this story could greatly help us in our grownup years.


    Like the ant, there are people who are born thrifty and industrious, those who are gifted in the art of saving money. Others, like the grasshopper, may try to save a coin or two, only to succumb moments later when something catches their eye. If we don’t want to have the same fate as the unwise grasshopper, how do we save money effectively enough? Now, no amount of ideas can be the exact method. Each person differs in strategy so just pick the ones below that fit your lifestyle. Here are some basic ideas on how to become a nifty thrifty ant-human:

piggy bank savings

1.    Write down how much you earn and spend in a period of time (like in a month or week).
You know how health-conscious people tend to count the calories they take in everyday and strive to only eat the kind of food that they really need? Same concept applies to your savings. Write down your income and jot down your expenses as well. This way, you get to track down where your money is going.

2.    Small expenses should be treated like big ones too.
Don’t underestimate small things; they all start out small, you know. That’s why as much as possible, pick out the things you think you can live without. Learn to weigh the things you consider are important to you and the things you think are unneeded.

3.    Split your expenses into 4 categories.
•    Cost of Living – bills for rent, water, electricity
•    Everyday Budget – jeep fare, food, etc.
•    Wants – new clothes, gadgets, eating out, travel, etc.
•    Savings - Lastly, how much you want to save after all that.

4.    Make SMART goals.

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This could be short-term or long-term:
•    Short-term goals could be a new gadget, minor home improvements, vacation, etc. These could last from 1-3 years.
•    Long-term goals could be for retirement, a new home, college fees, etc. These are goals good for 4 years and above.


5.    Having a Rainy Day Fund is fun.
Set up a rainy day fund (like our ant from that story), by saving at least 3 months’ worth of everyday expenses. Expect the unexpected! Having a backup or reserve is always a good idea.

6.    Get rid of any debts.
It can be such a pain if you’re placed in a deadly, I mean, “debtly” situation. As much as possible, stay away from borrowing money, and if you have to, make sure to pay it there and then. The sooner you do away with it, the better and more you can save money.

7.    Pay in cash. Don’t use credit.
This way, you’ll avoid #6 altogether. Be sure to have cash-on-hand; cash that you’re willing to spend and won’t hurt your savings.

8.    Don’t do “retail therapy”.

wasting money on non sensible things


Some people, when down on their lumps, resort to comfort eating to ease the emotional strain they’re going through. Other people shop till they drop in order to clear their troubled minds. Don’t be like that. You’re not in the right head to make wise decisions yet and may spend more than you really need.


9.    Do homemade meals more frequently; only seldom eat out. Reuse the leftovers.
You can save a whole lot more if you cook at home. Also, don’t waste food. Leftovers can last for days if you’re careful enough.

10.    Don’t buy clothes you don’t normally wear.
“I’ve got nothing to wear!” says the girl who has a closet full of clothes… That just means we’re spending more than we really need to. And if you want to be able to put a few more coins, I suggest you buy clothes that are versatile and ones that you would most likely wear a lot. And for your old clothes, you could try selling them, which would mean more money for Mister Piggybank. Yippee!
 

    Safety and security are two of the most important things that you need to put into consideration if you are about to make a decision that requires your identity and personal details. Majority of the people nowadays have social media account. An average person even has two or three social media accounts from different sites or apps. This is now how things are done. People communicate more in social media rather than in person. It is quite convenient because you can stay connected to all of your friends without leaving your place or home. 

identity theft in facebook
    However this convenience may also risk your own security if you fail to secure your identity and leave your privacy settings in public. It is important that you know how to change and secure your personal details on social media because you might just be a victim of identity theft. Since it’s now very much easy to let people know about yourself and the things you do, others might just take advantage of it without you noticing it. There are individuals who would want to fish on details about yourself such as your complete name. 

identity theft in facebook


    Although using your complete name in any account that you use, allows your friends to recognize you easier, you are also giving the bad guys the chance to make use of it. By just having your complete name they can create fake accounts and do unlawful business while using your name. These guys will not be held liable on possible crimes that they do because they hide under our name. Although you are truly innocent, still you need to present or submit yourself to authorities. This could be very stressful for anyone and for sure nobody wants to experience such ordeal. 

identity theft in facebook


    It is indeed flattering to have hundreds of followers but this could only happen if you set your privacy settings into public. By choosing to have a public profile you are putting your identity in a great risk. Does an unknown follower really matter? It is better to have few friends on your list as long as you know all of them and you don’t have to worry about your privacy. The things you share in your social media account are all personal, so why share it to someone you barely know?

    Nowadays, Filipinos are moving up to greater heights in the realm of e-commerce and transitioning from the world of “brick and mortar” to “click and order” has never been this quicker. The ultimate appeals and benefits to online shopping are in its convenience (with just a quick click right at the comforts of your home, you could buy or sell with ease), the large variety and selection of items, the speed or immediacy of orders, and the ability to keep updated and be the first in getting amazing discounts! We, Pinoys, have a great knack at hunting out good deals. Here are 5 among the best and most popular buying sites in the Philippines:

1.    eBay Philippines

ebay


An e-commerce veteran of almost 22 years, with 1 million Facebook likes and more than 241 million registered members in its community, eBay is an international market where you can trade literally and practically anything. Its Philippine charter is chuck-full of categories which could meet the wants and needs of the Filipinos.
 

2.    Goods.ph goods.ph

As its namesake, the main intent of Goods.ph was simply help people not to go through the hassle of going outside to buy but let them buy any kind of “goods”, even the groceries. With more than 1.2 million Facebook page likes, the site offers all sorts of bargains and discounts.
 

 

3.    Metro Deal Manila metro deal
Founded in 2010, with a total of 1.4 million Facebook page likes, MetroDeal Manila is a daily deal site which sells from fashion accessories and home appliances, to electronics and beauty products, and even tour packages.
 


4.    OLX Philppines olx.ph
Founded in 2006, with more than 4 million Facebook page likes,
OLX Philippines is known for having the biggest brand for online classifieds having scoured over 100 countries and translated into 40 languages. Within seconds, you can easily post an ad for free at the ease of your phone.
 

5.    Lazada Philippines lazada.com.ph
With a whopping total of more than 16.9 million Facebook page likes, Lazada is well on its way of becoming the #1 e-shopping site in the Philippines. It is like everywhere! Known for its COD or Cash-On-Delivery payment method, the site offers 24/7, quick, hassle-free, effortless, affordable and secure delivery in a selection of over 5 million products of top brands.
 

Last April 12, 2017, the internet was stormed by viral videos of a certain passenger being violently dragged down from his seat. It was absolutely a very awful scene not only for the victim but as well as the passengers. Several passengers of the same flight took pictures and videos of it and instantly upload it to social media. It wasn’t long enough that almost the entire world became aware of what the Airline Company just did to one of its passengers.

boycott united airline


    According to the United Airlines, the dragging off of the passenger was a result of overbooking. Basically airline companies are actually allowed to overbook provided the possibility of passengers who failed to show up during their flights. However flight 3411 bound to Louisville Kentucky turned out to be fully booked, with all seats being occupied already by its passengers. It could have been a usual flight for everyone; however there were crews from the said airline who needed to be onboard as well because they need to be transferred to the next station. At this point, The United Airlines, decided to prioritize their cabin crews instead of their passengers who were already occupying their seats. At first they offered a certain amount to compensate those who will voluntarily give up their seats, to give way for the four cabin crews. However no one actually volunteered to exit the plane, roughly because the soonest flight to avail will be on the next day. 

passenger dragged by united airline


    United Airline actually became disappointed with its passengers’ reaction as if they find their offer a great one and so they decided to pick on passengers who will need to deplane the aircraft whether they like it or not. One of these passengers refused to the airline’s decision and explained that he needs to go home at that moment and that he cannot miss that flight because he is a doctor and his patients and family are all waiting for him. However instead of convincing the passenger, one of the police officers who happened to be respond to the airline’s request, forcefully removed the man from his seat. The incident caused the man to bump his head unto the armchair leaving him to lose his two front teeth and a broken nose. The man was actually bleeding as he was being dragged down the aisle while all the passengers are taking pictures of him, questioning what the airline just did.

 united airline ceo
    It was absolutely an event that nobody could ever deny that it was the airline’s greatest mistake. In fact United Airlines just experienced a remarkable drop in their shares following the said event. People are now actually campaigning to boycott them which is something any company wouldn’t want to experience. The CEO even tried to consider the event as an unfortunate one when in fact it was horrendous and a morbid scene for all the people who saw what really happened inside. 

people's reaction toward united airline


    As of the moment, Dr David Dao, who has been identified as a Vietnamese-American, is now consulting his lawyers in filing a lawsuit against United Airlines. It only means it’s payback time, literally and figuratively. 
 

    It is highly flattering when a different culture and nation appreciate your own. It is exactly what happened when a known Japanese artist created an artwork of the current President of the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte together with his the PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa. It is already a public knowledge that there are some people who are not actually very supportive of the President’s campaign against illegal drugs. And there are also some who are very much eager to pin down the president and his cabinet members.

dela rosa and duterte


    The diverse reaction of the Filipino people towards their President is actually normal. There will always be supporters and there some who will greatly oppose. However, what is unusual is when a different country or nation comes in and appreciate the leadership and governance of the president. As a form of gratitude and appreciation an artwork made by has been given to the president and Chief Dela Rosa. 

appreciation for duterte


    The artwork shows a scene when President Duterte awarded Chief Dela Rosa as the new PNP chief.  Several people became really produ of what the artist did. After a long time, someone who is even from a different culture appreciated the efforts of the President. This act according to most Filipinos, made them once again proud that they are Filipinos and that they have people like Duterte and Dela rosa.


    It is just difficult to understand that how come a foreign figure managed to appreciate the efforts of the president yet its people turned a blind eye on his achievements and aspirations of giving the Philippines a chance to prosper again, all for the benefit of the Filipino people and the next generations. Regardless of the campaign launched against the President people even from different countries have shown their support and their amazement of his governance and strong law enforcement.


    It is indeed the time that Filipinos should be very proud of having a leader like him, a leader like no other. He has shown his great love and concern for the Filipino nation. It took the Philippines years before someone has finally brought great change to the country. According to surveys the Filipinos have high hopes that the current administration will be able to help deliver the nation to become prosperous. It is also evident in the lesser number of crime rates being recorded as a result of his campaign against illegal drugs. Truly, President Rodrigo Duterte is a blessing from above. People are praying for him to have longer life in order to serve and care for the Filipino people for more years to come. 
 

president duterte

 

    Nowadays if you want to know what the current trend is, be it in fashion, politics, food and other hobbies, all you have to do is browse on your Facebook newsfeed. People use Facebook as a source of information particularly if they want to know the latest style. The social media world has indeed influenced a huge portion of the daily lives of the people.

succulents

 
    If you are looking for something new that you want to try, you have probably came across with succulents and cactuses. This is now the latest hobby that many people are in to. Collecting different types and species of succulents and cactuses has been one of the past times of the people. And this is all because of social media. People nowadays would just wait for ideas for them to create something that they can also share to their social media accounts for all of their friends to see. 

succulents


    However although this kind of hobby is partly influenced of this social media pressure, it is actually a good hobby, especially that a person would have to care for a plant. It requires responsibility and even dedication. Although these kinds of plants seem easy to care for they actually require attention and a lot more especially if you are a newbie in caring plants.

souvenir succulents


    What made these plants really popular and trendy? It is all because of its miniature yet very lovely appearance. The entire plant is considered to be the subject unlike other plants that you have to wait for its flowers to bloom in order to see its total beauty. Another thing is that it has been now widely used as a form of giveaways during weddings, debuts and other special occasions that would suggest for souvenirs.     The thought of giving a plant which has life is far more beautiful than any form of souvenirs. It is something really special that any person would want to spend his or her time taking care of it, instead of just leaving it in a cupboard. 


    People are really creative and no wonder some come up with ways to landscape and put succulents into a whole new level such as this picture below. 

succulents


    Nonetheless it can also be used as a form of bouquet during wedding ceremonies. A lot of things can be made out from this lovely and adorable plant. 
 

    Nowadays people are very much dependent with the internet. Being online 24/7 is slowly becoming a norm and obviously people are into it for several reasons. Majority of people choose to stay online because of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, meanwhile others are using it as their bread and butter. It is undeniably true that the internet can actually help you generate funds as long as you have the skills and you make use of it. However, what if you don’t have any knowledge about programming, web designing etc.? Anyone can actually become an online worker. It is not limited to those who know such skills. There are varieties of work available online that doesn’t require you to be a pro. 


    Here are the lists of the most in-demand online jobs that do not require special skills.

article writer


    Article writer, content writer, blogger. It is the most common and very basic type of job that you can find online. The thing about article writers is that it has always been available since the very day it started. Every website that relies on Google AdSense for monetary gain is required to have quality articles. Google have high standards when it comes to content. It bans websites with less articles or content. Google AdSense has been known to also have high rates when it comes to funds, one great reason why almost all who would want to gain money from websites chose AdSense as their provider. Article writers are usually paid according to the number of articles finished. Also, it is very important to create your own article and refrain from copying contents because it can be monitored by employers by simply using software such as copyscape. It checks your article for possible duplicate and it can also locate where you copied a certain portion of your content. 

online tutor


    Online Tutor. If you speak good English and have great internet speed at home, you will most likely encounter offers of being an online tutor. Rates are per hour and this became really popular nowadays because it does not require too much of your energy as long as you have the patience in guiding your student. Also, online tutors are for one on one basis only. It means you will just have to focus on a single student every session. The clients are mostly from Japan, Korea, Singapore and other Asian countries whose first language is not English. Also, you can choose whether you want to have a video or just an audio session. There are several companies that are hiring every now and then because demands for this job are quite high. 

data entry


    Data Entry. Have you ever came across with captchas online? These are figures in the form of numbers or letters that you are required to type in during verification process every time you sign up for a new website. However unlike the first two options above, this one here is not for free. This requires you to pay P600 as membership fee. Upon payment you will then have access to their system, including the software that you will use. The software will be the one to generate the captcha that you have to encode. You will be paid according to the number of captchas that you can generate and encode. The best thing here is that you don’t have any employers and deadlines to meet. You can make use of it anytime you want. Your salary will surely depend on how eager you are to work. 

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Make-ups and other forms of cosmetics were made to enhance a person’s good assets and hide or conceal imperfections. It has been part of the daily lives of the people, mostly by women. To look beautiful and presentable has always been part of any woman’s goals of the day. It is an unspoken rule that if you can’t be beautiful then be at least presentable. Whether you like it or not, first impression doesn’t only last, it really matters.                 However, it is a sad reality that although these make-ups and cosmetics can make a person look more beautiful it contains chemicals that can actually take away your natural glow or natural beauty. Lipsticks contain certain compounds that can actually darken your lips and change its natural color. Other make-ups can also cause skin allergies or irritation and even cause skin impurities.                 Good thing, organic make ups are now available in the market. You can now enjoy using these kinds of cosmetics without worrying of any side effects. Organic make-ups are proven to be safe and free from harmful chemicals. If you are thinking of shifting to organic make-ups there are things that you need to know so that you will not be left dissatisfied with your decision.                 Since organic makeups uses pure and organic materials, it is way more expensive compared to the ordinary make up products. But if this ensures the health of your skin, it is still a very good investment despite of its price. Also, there are only few choices for organic make-ups, such as lipstick shades. It is because unlike the ordinary type of cosmetics, organic make ups depend only on natural occurring colors which can be extracted from organic compounds. Commercial or ordinary cosmetics use artificial colors in order to achieve almost every shade that they want to produce. Also, organic make ups have shorter expiration periods. Again, because of being organic and free from chemicals, its shelf life is also affected.                 Patronizing organic make up can actually be part of a healthy living lifestyle. The more you eliminate artificial chemicals within your daily routine the healthier you are. Organic products can never be beaten even by the most popular brand of make-up. Sometimes you don’t actually need to have full coverage of make-up foundation; sometimes you just have to make ways to make your skin healthier. Once you nourish it properly, you will no longer worry about acne breakouts, and other skin blemishes. Practice proper hygiene and start using products that are actually doing great for your skin inside and out.  
    Dogs and humans are not just best of friends, both also share the same qualities and even unique traits and one of these is the eye color. There are just unique things that could happen and sometimes it can be treated as unusual ones. Having different eye color is just one of the unusual cases for dogs and humans. In dogs this phenomena is called Heterochromia.     Although it may appear as an abnormality, there are few cases of Heterochromia that indicates illnesses. Dogs’ eye color depends on the level of melanin present in the iris, which is actually the same with humans. A high level of melanin could give a brown eye color or the usual color of dogs’ eyes.     Meanwhile dogs with light blue or green indicates low level of melanin. The levels of melanin on each eye can be different with one another thus there are some dogs who don’t have the same eye color. One eye can be brown and the other one can be blue or green.      Dogs that were born to have different eye colors fall in the congenital case. Heterochromia can actually be passed through generations. If you got a dog having such condition since it was a pup, the most probable reason is that its parents either have the condition or even both of them. However there are also cases when Heterochromia can be acquired. It can happen in an occurrence of a disease such as glaucoma, cataract, or even the failure of the optic nerve to develop.      Heterochromia is much more common on dogs with lighter coat. It can again be explained due to the levels of melanin. The color of the dogs coat is still part of the melanin’s coverage. One of the most common dog breed to have a different eye color is Siberian husky. However it can still occur even to those who don’t have light coat.   
    Once you decide to get yourself a pet be it a cat or a dog, you would always want to know the dos and don’ts so that you make yourself a responsible owner. If you have been one, for sure you came across with the warning not to feed your cat or dog seafood such as shrimps, crabs, shells and more.  When you ask those who told you not to, you’ll get a reply that because they are allergic to those foods, but why?     What makes cats and dogs allergic to these foods when in fact they don’t get allergies from eating fish? The fish belongs to a seafood family because it came from the same place, but it doesn’t give dogs and cats’ negative effects at all. Fish oil is even recommended not only on cats but also on dogs because it can enhance their coat and fur. But shrimps are often considered as a no-no by most of the people. Shrimps are not for your canine and feline friends so you should never include it on their diet. But what’s the real score abut shrimps that it could potentially harm your pets?     Shrimps belong to the crustacean family. They have soft shell that serves as their outer covering. Shrimps may vary in terms of sizes depending on its type. Shrimps are known to be part of a lot of human delicacies. It can be grilled, stir fried, and even served in soups and other salads. It is even in demand I the market because of its unique taste and texture. But what makes shrimps dangerous for your pets?     Shrimps are actually high in protein. If protein is the only thing to consider, it can be good for cats and dogs because they primarily need protein in order to stay healthy and alert. However shrimps contain a special kind of protein which is known as the Tropomyosin. It is different from the proteins found in meat and eggs. Since our feline and canine friends have different stomach compared to humans, their body reacts on proteins found in shrimps. Their immune system fails to recognize it as an ordinary substance and alerts the immune system to signal the body of a possible threat. The signal that follows may then come out as itching and skin rash.   
    In order to stay healthy and fully functional it is important for everybody to achieve a healthy lifestyle by having a proper diet and daily exercise. Moreover to promote wellness, proper hygiene must be practiced as well. Aside from taking baths regularly it is good to pay attention on specific areas of the body that require due attention and a special kind of care such as the underarms.     There have been debates whether to remove or shave the hair under the arms or to just let it propagate. Body odor is often recognized and being blamed to the underarms. There is a special thing about the armpit that it produces a distinct kind of smell. The smell can be considered as pheromones or the natural odor produced by the body to attract potential partners. However, unlike animals, humans no longer need to rely on pheromones to get a prospective partner. Humans do communicate but body odor can prevent it from happening because nobody likes to stay with someone with a stinky smell from their underarms.      Commonly, women ought to shave their underarms because it doesn’t really look great to have an armpit full of bushes. It appears less feminine and a bit messy for women. For women, the more smooth and silky your skin is the better. Meanwhile men are not being pressured to remove or shave their underarm hair at all. For them it adds up to being masculine which could fall on the same category with having mustaches or beards.      However if you are concern in maintaining a healthy and proper hygiene, it is best to remove those unnecessary hair regardless of your gender. Two of the primary function of the underarm hair includes: (1) to lessen the friction of the skin in between your underarms. (2) To serve as reagent in producing pheromones. As mentioned earlier you don’t need to produce pheromones at all and there is no evidence that would support the claim that shaved underarms can cause injury to the skin due to friction.      It is important to get rid of those hairs because if you keep them, it becomes a perfect place for bacteria and other body odor causing germs to multiply. Just imagine how gross it is to have a breeding area for bacteria and other germs in your body. A well shaved underarm is much easier to clean and maintain. If you are using deodorant, it can penetrate well to your skin even by using small amounts only. The substance can be absorbed by the skin immediately. An unshaved underarm would usually become sweatier and wet compared to the shaved ones, because it takes time before the hair dries up from your sweat. If you don’t have hair in your armpit then your sweat will just evaporate in no time.      There are several ways to get rid of those unwanted underarm hairs such as waxing, plucking and the less painful yet most effective, the use of laser. 
    The Blood Compact or Pacto de sangre in Spanish is a ritual that took place in the Philippines in the old times. The tribes observe this ritual for three main reasons. The blood compact is used for the acknowledgement of a friendship, recognition of a pact or a treaty and a validation to an agreement. Sometimes all three are found in the reasons for a blood compact. In the ritual the parties would slit their wrists and make the blood fall into a cup. The cup is then filled with liquid or wine and then both parties drink from it. A mutual consent is formally sealed with the act.     The most famous blood compact in the Philippines was the Sandugo. It is a visaya word which means to have “one blood”. Sandugo took place in Bohol in 16th century between Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna who was the chief of Bohol. The blood compact also happened with Rajah Humabon and Portuguese Ferdinand Magellan. The blood compact between Legazpi and Sikatuna is the first official sign of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos. It was held in March 16, 1565. The same thing was done by the Kataastaasan, Kagalang-galangang Katipunan of the revolution. But they did not drink each other’s blood. Instead they used the cutting of wrist as a symbol of their membership.     The blood compact in Bohol now holds a monument in the city of Tagbilaran. It is depicted in the flag and also in the official seal of Bohol’s government. The features of the Sandugo are sketched in the symbol. On the top is the explanation of its history and the shores where the Spanish explorers anchored.      Sandugo goes deep into the history of Philippines. It is used to mark the official signings of mutual consent and is usually a catalyst in significant situations of the Filipinos. The people of the Philippines have been known for their great respect for the said occasion. In the year 1886 in Malacañang Palace, famous Filipino painter Antonio Luna portrayed his award-winning version of the Blood Compact. The painting featured the images of Sikatuna and Legazpi’s enactment of the Sandugo. The picture shows Legazpi accompanied by conquistadors where Sikatuna was described as crowded by these people.     The Filipino’s passion in the preservation of their culture was evident in Antonio Luna’s Sandugo painting. It has won many awards in his time and in the modern times. The painting was awarded first prize in 1904 in Paris, France and the United States. At present the painting is placed on top of the grand staircase of the Ceremonial Hall of the Malacañang Palace.     The performance of the blood compact is an act for mutual understanding and respect for Filipinos. The cutting of the wrist represents the willingness of both parties to cooperate and sacrifice even their blood for the treaty. Drinking each other’s blood on the other hand represents brotherhood and all the protection and love that come with it. That is how far they are going to prove to each other that they see the fusion highly and will protect it.

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    Nature is indeed full of wonders and humans have not really explored it totally. There are still things that are seemingly odd in nature and there are also some that are quite deceiving. Take for example this Emerald Green Cat that was discovered in a small town in Bulgaria.      The town people and even people from far cities are quite familiar with this seemingly odd creature because of its color. The cat has been spotted walking around the city, it gives the town people the impression that it is a stray and it only gets its food by roaming around the place.      Due to its distinct color and possible breakthrough in the feline world, people from far countries travelled to Bulgaria just to take a closer peek and even take some pictures of it. However, this cat’s stardom started to fade when rainstorms came. Its bright emerald green color slowly faded away when rain started to fall.      It has been found out that the cat got its color from a barrel of paint where it sleeps. Although paints contain toxins that are eventually not good for the health, the cat was actually in good shape all throughout its stardom. With its color fading away, its popularity indeed started to slow down, however its quite noticeable she enjoyed her moment and made the most of it by gaining extra pounds.     
    In the midst of a severe flood happening in Guangxi Zhuang an Autonomous Region in China, a seemingly smiling pig was rescued along with other animals. Netizens were quick to spot the candidness of the pig’s smile while being saved from the flood. The pig seemed calmed and happy that it was rescued and even smiled wonderfully despite being held on its forelegs and ears.      As a usual response by netizens, its picture have been shared a hundred times and made quick rounds in social media all over the world. People were cheering of how this creature just made their days and made them smile right after seeing its picture.     However this pig’s instant stardom was shown not only through likes and shares of her original photo but people did hilarious Photoshop skills to savor the moment. The following are just one of the few photos that instantly became people’s favorite.       
    With today’s trend where direct, private, and instant messages are of great help to people, consumers must be aware in choosing mobile apps especially if it has something to do with your personal info’s such as your contact list where clients, bank accounts and other important stuff are being saved.     Most of the time, mobile apps are being installed because of its popularity. When a wide audience seemed to use it even for just a short time, you should expect for others to try it too without really verifying its security measures.  SARAHAH Honesty App is supposedly an app that can be used in giving feedbacks anonymously. Seems like people nowadays are drawn into intriguing stuff more than ever. However accordingly the app works in such a way that the person who has been rated or given feedback has no way of tracing or replying to it. The creator of the app tend to give its users the chance to leave positive comments or feedbacks as an act of kindness while keeping their identity unknown.      However the entire community has been totally shocked (shookt) when it has been revealed that this app is actually unknowingly stealing your personal details such as your contact list. Aside from stealing, they make use of it by uploading it to their data base and who knows what they could do about it.      Once you installed this app, it will only take them a while to steal your info. Logging out from the app can't make any difference at all. The best thing to do is to never ever install it and be more cautious in choosing an app.   
    In a certain Facebook post by Mark Dianne Duarte, three women are now asking for help from anyone with a good heart to help them with their current situation. The victims are residents of Cabdbaran Agusan del Sur.      With the intent to enhance and beautify themselves, they decided to undergo treatment from a person whom they barely know. The procedure went by injecting some unknown chemicals unto their faces. However instead of having better and beautiful faces, it went really worse and appeared distorted. The three of them have the same reaction with the chemical.     With the help of their friends and families, they are now trying to reach a certain amount in order to help the victims. Aside from the horrible outcome of what happened, the victims are now starting to become ill and are all afraid of what could happen to them if not given the proper care.     Unfortunately, the suspect is now nowhere to be found. The victims were not even aware of the suspect’s whereabouts.     According to the one who posted, a certain media will then cover the story of these women, to inform and especially warn those who would dare to undergo such procedure. The suspect was not a licensed medical professional but because of cheaper rates he managed to convince these ladies to try it all for the aim of becoming beautiful.     
    When you don’t have sweet tooth it is hard to find snacks that can match your low tolerance for sugar. Almost all snacks were made out of sugar, chocolates and other forms of sweeteners. It is the main reason why Skittles stands out from the rest of the group. It is a sweet yet sour candy that comes in a bright rainbow colors. But all of a sudden Skittles became really dull and lost all that rainbow colors.     In an official stamen made by Skittles, they decided to have a different packaging for intended for the entire month of June. As practiced June is the month dedicated for the LGBT community. The LGBT community has the rainbow to represent them because they acknowledged that they are composed of different genders thus constitutes not just a single color but of different colors.      Since the Skittles and the LGBT community share the same kind of color representation, Skittles gladly gave way to the LGBT community. According to them, although the share the same symbol, one has to stand out and celebrate their existence and they give it whole heartedly to the LGBT group.      This is such a remarkable and thoughtful move for Skittles. Although they were branded and known because of their color, they were not afraid to give way to celebrate a significant event for some people. Consumers in return have shown appreciation to what the company did. Their customers admired their sensitive and immediate decision to honor the LGBT community.     Changing brand packaging is a bit risky when it comes to sales and market. Well known and established companies see to it that when they have to change or modify their packaging it needs to be somehow close to the previous design. It is because people shop out of familiarity. When you change your packaging into a totally different concept, chances are your consumers will not be able to recognize your products anymore.      However it is different with the case of Skittles. They dared to risk their sales and their brand in order to commemorate an event. With this making rounds in the internet, Skittles is rest assured that their customers would still remain loyal to them.