Fotor – an alternative to Picmonkey

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If you are a regular Picmonkey user, you might be a little distressed to learn that it’s no longer free. If you are looking for alternatives, then may I suggest Fotor – a free online image editing tool?

I have been using Fotor for much of my image editing needs for the blog, and it does the job perfectly. It’s also very simple and intuitive to use for someone who doesn’t necessarily have a lot of design experience.

Fingersmith

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When I first expressed interest in reading Sarah Waters, a lot of bloggers recommended that I start with Fingersmith. I however ended up picking up and dropping it multiple times before actually getting into the book – so much so that even though I started this book first, I ended up dropping it and reading The Little Stranger and The Night Watch before trying this book again.

There were some reasons why this book was a bit hard for me to get into, but once I got over a certain hump in the story, the book was really enjoyable, and I raced through it.

Doing the healthy swap with Danone

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Last week, I received an invite for a foodie event hosted by Danone. This type of event is not my usual thing, but since the brand was Danone – which is the yogurt staple in our house, I was interested to find out what they had new and cooking.

The get-together was officially to talk about their new line of Greek style yoghurt, but really it was an eye-opening discussion on all things health and fitness.

The keyword was #thehealthyswap – and the theme was how you could stay fit without suffering hunger pangs, by simply substituting healthy options instead of junk food. This theme is probably age-old, but I have to say Danone covered it really well, with a talk by a knowledgeable nutritionist, and cooking demos by Chef Abhijit Saha.

On to the details.

Saturday drinks and lunch at Misu

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If you are ever in or around the city center, and in the mood for Pan-Asian, I can highly recommend Misu to you.

Located in St.Marks Road, it is an easy walk from MG Road, UB City, Residency Road, and Church Street, and in quality miles better than the other restaurants serving Chinese food in these parts.

With that very strong statement, let’s get on to the photos and the menu recommendations.

Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal This Fall

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Fall is the ideal time to improve your house’s curb appeal before winter sets in – especially if you’re in the market to sell your home and move into a new place. This is because, as winter sets in, you won’t be able to tackle the challenges the outside of your home. Plus, as the temperatures dip, finding the energy to redecorate and update can become more tiresome. Therefore, your home’s curb appeal doesn’t leave much to be desired, or it leaves an underwhelming first impression. You need to make a change – inside and out. Here’s how to improve your home’s curb appeal this fall.

How a Phone Answering Service can Help Your Business Grow

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Whenever you are running a small business, you’re probably wondering every single day how you can make your business grow. You are thinking day and night about how you can make more revenue, get better employees for your company, and make your customers super happy with the product or service that you are providing. However, you might have been stumped lately about the best ways to make your small business grow. One of the best ways that you can do this is have a phone answering service. If your phones have been ringing off the hook lately, you might not have had the man-power to answer all of the calls and provide great customer service. Keep reading down below about how a phone answering service is going to help relieve these problems and help your small business grow faster than ever before.

Five Outdoor cooking Safety Tips Everybody Should Know

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Regardless of when you are set up within your very own backyard, or just located in a picnic area, perhaps maybe even in a campground, being aware of outdoor food safety tips or measures will very easily make certain that both you and the family members of yours are actually shielded through food-borne health issues and avoid crashing through common accidents.

Move Over Paris and Milan: Five Countries with a Brewing Fashion Scene

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We’ll always have Paris.


~ a line made famous in the movie Casablanca

Fashion pundits worldwide WILL always have Paris, and Milan too; though something is brewing and the fashion forward are already across it. Fresh perspectives, payment of respect to the need for functionality and style, and a ‘because we can’ attitude bolstered by a desire to lead rather than follow is giving life to fashion destinations across the globe.

Six Reasons Why Your Car Needs Regular Service

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Your car is like your baby. You have to pay attention to it and give it tons of love and care if you want it to be healthy and strong throughout its life. And hopefully it’s going to have a super long life and you won’t have to buy another car for a long time. That’s why you need to regularly service your car. When you maintain your car, and get the proper maintenance done on it, then you are going to have a car that lasts for a long time and that you’ll be able to drive wherever you need to go. Keep reading down below to learn about the top reasons why you’ve got to give your car regular servicing.