What You Need to Know About Vitamin B12 Deficiency

 

Ever wonder why despite the rest, good food and even good company, you still feel tired and exhausted at the end of the day? You even tried to drink supplements to bridge the gap if it has something to do with your nutrition. It is time that you know why you are tired or exhausted all the time.

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It is normal to feel  tired, exhausted or lethargic but if it persists for a long time combined with heart palpitations, increased memory loss and nerve problems, you should consult your physicians right away. You may have a vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is crucial for the functioning of the body from nerve functions to protein and fat metabolism, healthy liver, skin, hair and eyes and red blood cell production.

You have to know that the body cannot produce enough vitamin B12 for all its bodily function that is why supplements are needed to meet its daily requirement. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common here in Singapore. Here are things that you should know about vitamin B12:

  • Food sources: Remember that the body cannot produce the required amount of B12 for bodily functions so supplements are needed. Aside from supplements, you can also get vitamin B12 from various food sources like shellfish, fish, eggs, meats, dairy products and fortified soy, cereals and other grains.
  • Reasons of the deficiency: There are many reasons for the deficiency. Some reasons include anaemia, vegan diet, atropic anaemia, lupus, Graves’s disease and Celiac disease.

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  • Symptoms: It is crucial that you know the symptoms of the deficiency. Early detection can make a difference at the end of the day. Indicators include memory loss, racing heart, loss of appetite, muscle weakness, cramps, pale skin, depression, weight loss, numbness, bloating and more importantly, constant tiredness of lethargic feeling.
  • Treatment: You should know that treatments are available for vitamin B12 deficiency however you need to remember that the body cannot synthesise the vitamin so it needs other external sources. You can for instance consider injections or tablets and nasal sprays. If your body cannot absorb it properly, do not ignore the warning signs and immediately seek for your doctor’s advice.
  • What is the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin B12? The good thing about this is that it is safe to consume no matter the about. In fact, there is no tolerable amount being defined. However to be sure, always follow the prescription of your doctor.

That should do it. With the things mentioned above, you can now surely fight against this irritating condition.    princ_rm_photo_of_red_blood_cells

Lies You Tell Your Dermatologists To Save Your Skin

 

Telling a lie is human nature but it is bad no matter how good the intentions are. Sometimes you have to lie to save your skin but you have to know that dishonesty can lead to your skin’s demise. You do not want that. According to a New York dermatologist Doris Day, MD, people are afraid of serious diagnosis that is why they tend to omit valuable information when doctors ask them.

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Many dermatologists here in Singapore often hear lies which lead to false diagnosis. In all matters of life, honestly is always the best policy. If you want to be healed, you have to be truthful and honest as much as possible. Here are the skin lies you tell to save your skin:

  • Telling doctors that you revealed everything you are using on your skin: Any lie by omission is damaging. When dermatologists ask you about the products you use, you have to reveal everything. Being truthful to what you are using is the best thing that you can tell to your doctors. This is important because some products that you are using may be the source of some of your skin issues. You should reveal sunscreens you use to anti-aging, masks, sunscreen and even home remedies.

 

  • Telling doctors that you use all the products they prescribed: It is not good to have everything your way. Being rebellious will not make you look good. Remember that doctors specifically designed your regimen and not following it is useless. Doctors are encouraging patients to use all the prescribed products so they will know which is effective and not. If it is incompatible, they will give other treatment. If it works, doctors will strengthen its formulation.   

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  • Telling doctors that you are not taking other medications: Doctors want to know if you are taking any other medications on top of the prescribed because it might be the source of skin irritation or any complication.

 

  • Telling doctors that you are not smoking: When asked by doctors, people deny that they smoke. When talking about skin, people tend to hide that they smoke (as if it doesn’t show). When asked by doctors regarding this matter, the least thing that you can do is to admit that you are smoking. Doctors will also want to know how much you are really smoking.

So, the next time you visit your dermatologist or physician, you have to be honest and just admit everything. Answer truthfully so doctors can finally design a regimen best for your skin. Good luck!

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Tips to Follow in Online Debating

 

Nowadays, it’s quite evident how many debating sites are being launched and established in the online world. It is so easy to take part in such discussion of important matters. Numerous people are being encouraged and given the opportunity to discuss different topics with other individuals that centers on political, education, and even social issues. These debating forums eventually became a popular gathering place for all intellectuals out there to speak up their minds. This is their chance to share their wisdom not just to the people who reads the discussion but the whole world as well.

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One of the great things about joining forums wherein you can participate in online debating, you will be able to read and be exposed to intelligent opinions. Because most of these debates will be discussing on certain topics with rationality, you won’t be exposed to senseless arguments which causes you to just log-out or find another debating site to visit. You will know that you’re in the middle of a healthy debate if everyone is able to share their opinions one at a time. By engaging in a public or online debate, you will be able to get a lot of benefits such as having the courage to voice out your opinions as well as spending your time doing a quality activity.

There are far more benefits you can get from participating in debates. This article though isn’t about benefits but all tips that can help you be a successful debater. Although you might say that you don’t want to be a successful debater and you just want to take part in the discussion, it does feel nice to win the argument and present your intelligent opinions while others line. If you’re ready for some tips then you should continue reading.

Before we start on the tips, we should first briefly discuss about the great benefit of online debating to people. Although your initial reason for joining the online forum is to express your thoughts on a certain matter, you will discover that there’s more to the story. You may already shared your opinions but you will eventually come across other people who can give to you another side of the whole matter. It’s a great benefit because there’s sharing of opinions but there’s also facts being given to give light to the issue.sample_session_screenshot

One tip that might be of great use to you is you should be doing your research very well. It is very important that you’re knowledgeable and armed with valuable information to help you when the debating begins. Depending on the nature of the debating sites you visit, you might not be fully aware of who the opponent is. However, you shouldn’t be afraid of them especially if you have the information that could help you. Even if you’re not that knowledgeable regarding the matter, what you researched will help you.

It is normal to be excited at first especially when you give your opinion and everyone listens and leaves comments regarding what you just wrote. However, you will have the tendency to be a little bit distracted with all the online attention you may be getting. If you just stay calm and manage to stay clear on the topic then you will be able to push through. Even if they distract you with their arguments, you can’t be swayed easily. If you’re not distracted, you will be able to weigh each and every opinions.

In a debate, you just don’t give all of your points and arguments. You also have to post questions and make the others think about what you just asked. Post questions that will make them ponder and make them question their arguments. Though you may not be all successful in swaying them to back down and accept your opinion, at least you were able to present your viewpoint to them even in an online debating forum.1467596rbot

Two Types of Postal Boxes Available to Use by Individuals and Businesses

 

A large number of people are choosing to send their goods and merchandises to a particular recipient using a parcel courier instead of with the postal office. There are many reasons attributed as to why they choose couriers. However, postal offices need not to worry as numerous companies as well as home-based and online businesses prefer to ship their goods and other packages via post.

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When it comes to sending lightweight packages and other items which are not that bulky, many senders believe that it would be ideal to send it through post. With the use of the right sized postal boxes, interested senders can place all of the items they need to ship out and be received by the recipient. In addition, these postal offices offer their clients with different delivery options like a next day delivery service. Of course, you will have to pay additional fee depending on what they’re asking but it’s typically affordable.

You don’t have to worry as well because even if you don’t have a postal box, they will be providing it to you for a fee. You can just select the right size and type that will fit all of the items you need to ship out. There may be a charge for the weight of the package but all in all, it’s an affordable way of sending lightweight parcels to the right recipient. Because of this factor, it makes it very popular among numerous businesses wanting to send their package through post.redirection-web-promo-300x200

Without a doubt, postal boxes are very popular nowadays as it holds small and big items an individual has to send. And because of its popularity, it is only proper that we talk about the different materials used in manufacturing this box. There are actually three types of materials used by the manufacturers which produced three types of the postal box we use today: the paper, paperboard, and the corrugated fiberboard. Out of these three, the last two are the ideal materials for manufacturing a postal box because they can hold the weight of the items to be placed inside.

Paperboard or Cardboard Boxes

One of the most popular postal packaging item today is the cardboard box. It is a type of postal box with increased popularity as numerous people use it to send out their items to the recipient. In the packaging industry, the sales of postal box definitely increased with more and more individuals and businesses sending package all over the world. Because it is thicker than paper with over 0.25 mm. Depending on the width of the paperboard if it’s single-ply or multi-ply, you will still have to check its quality to ensure that it’s the right one for your items.

Corrugated Boxes

On the other hand, corrugated boxes are made using a corrugated medium and flat linerboards. Also called as the corrugated fiberboard or corrugated cardboard box, this is an ideal packaging item because of numerous factors. Postal boxes like the corrugated fiberboard is lightweight and provide convenience to senders as they place all of the items they need to ship. It can also be recycled which makes more companies use it as they view it being an eco-friendly postal packaging item.

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The Mesmerizing Marina Bay

 

Let the light descend upon Marina Bay. You wouldn’t want to miss “I Light Marina Bay” which had been running as one of the most sought-after events in Singapore for the past four years now. Let me give you a quick background what kind of event is this.

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It’s officially an exhibition of light and art installations using some materials which can be utilized again or which the exhibitors have already recycled.  Utilizing or re-using materials is encouraged in this event because one of its themes is that it should supposed to be sustainable.

Well, let me tell you why you should list this event as one of your must-see events in Singapore every year. If you were only there to have seen it with your very own two eyes, you would have given this even a two thumbs up.

One of the most stunning light and art installations that graced the event is that of Japan’s exhibition entitled “What a Loving and Beautiful World” and well Japan went over the top and showed off an absolute spectacle by wowing the crowd using ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands as an enormous white screen to project ironically surreal and at the same time realistic images.Helix Bridge leading to Marina Bay Sands Hotel

This is an interactive light and art installation because everyone can try it by just using their smartphones and swiping a Chinese character to their liking and in turn an image is projected on the outermost part lotus-like building of ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay Sands. It is definitely one of the best light and art installations ever.

What is amazing about it is one, it’s interactive and two, it is sending positive images to the people who were actually there to witness it. Some of them saw vivid 3D images of butterflies flipping their wings in a multi-colored background.

A relaxing and soothing music is also played to enhance the mood and everyone feels like they are in their own happy places. This light art installation does actually literally and figuratively does its job very well. How, if you may asked? Well, it will certainly light or brighten up anyone who had a long and tiring day.

Imagine how well this light and art installation is magnificently set up this year. I couldn’t help wondering that Japan which is only one of the countries who were privileged to display their light and art installation this year would definitely step up their game and leave us wanting for more.15197607

Treat Mom Out This Mother’s Day

 

A few more days from now and the whole world will celebrate Mother’s Day. I’m sure all of us are brainstorming right now what could possibly the perfect gift that we can give our beloved mothers and well another issue we are debating upon is also our budget in actually buying this gift.

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Year by year, we might have given her the same old boring stuffs or we might even have forgotten to give her anything at all (which is definitely the worst thing we could have ever done or not). Well, this year let’s all keep our fingers crossed and wish that this year is going to be different. If you happen to be in Singapore before this special occasion, why don’t you try and visit these places and surprise her during her special day. After all, she was the one who gave birth to you.

Thanks to her you are in this world and you’ve experienced how to live. Hence, she definitely deserves the best. Treat your mom this Mother’s Day. Here are a couple of ideas you might want to try with your mom during her special occasion. Check that new resto and bar in your neighborhood. Have a date with your mom and spend time with her. Aside from enjoying a sumptuous meal, the time spent with her is definitely worth it. So, here are some hot picks for you to choose where to take your mom on a date.

Hello goddess of the hunt—Artemis. Remember her from your Greek mythology? She is depicted as the huntress strolling casually in a forest with a deer. Well, make yourself at home in Artemis Grill and feast on a three-course meal that you might not have tasted before.artemis_400x300_9c6f54cf7a

This grill features a Mediterraneancourse while enjoying a breathtaking view of Marina Bay skyline. By the way, before checking this out you should better be sure that your mom isn’t afraid of heights before you take her there. However, if she is an adventure-seeker and love to live on the edge—well, a breathtaking view of Marina Bay Skyline is just a starter.

If your mom is into Chinese cuisines which if I may say one the best cuisines one can ever taste, make up your mind and go straight to Crystal Jade Prestige, which offers five dim sum items which are not only mouth-watering but gastronomically satisfying as well. Well here you go, two of the best places you can check out for Mother’s Day. We better book as soon as we can so as to avoid getting left behind with nothing for our dearly beloved mothers.26106802684_d424114b84_b

Making Online Dating Work for You

In today’s world, the Internet plays a big role in everything we do. Studying, shopping, communicating- the Internet has become something necessary in our way of life.  When it comes to romance, some of us even turn to the Internet in their quest for love.

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Online dating has been widely practiced for quite some time now but a lot of people are still on the fence about it. One reason why people seem to be hesitant to try is the mixed reviews they hear about it. The thing is, online dating can be successful or unsuccessful, depending on the people you ask.

If you’re willing to try dating online, there a few things you need to keep in mind in order to make this type of dating style work for you. This will also work for people who have been trying for long but haven’t seen good results yet. A few changes in your dating profile can make a huge difference in making online dating a guaranteed success.

Honesty is still the best policy.

One flaw of communicating with people online is that you can make your own identity. Most people don’t even entertain the idea of online dating because you can’t be 100 percent sure that people are really what they claim to be.

Some people online like to embellish their dating profiles too much or lie about their identities. However, this will only end up hurting them in the end because most people can spot a lie when they see one. Inconsistencies can chase away potential friendships or partners so it is important to remain true to oneself.

Authenticity is key.

Nothing ruins a potentially good relationship more than being fake. Surely, each one of us aspire to find a person who is truly authentic. Be cautious in building your dating profile and check if everything you claim is true.

What we learn from the first and second tip is simply this: Be true to who you are.

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Don’t be the cliché.

Clichés may look good on television and the big screen but in real life it’s a major turnoff. Clichés are boring and too typical. Nobody spends time online for hours in search of someone uninteresting and bland.

Don’t fall for being the cliché in search for a better self-image. Open up yourself and let your real personality shine through.

Specify… but don’t overdo it.

For sure you’ve encountered dating profiles that do not interest you, only confuse you. Sure one-liners are more impactful than a whole paragraph, but do you really think a person who “likes to chill and do stuff” can garner interest?

Specify your hobbies you like to do. It can help convince someone to try those things with you but make sure not to share too much. The key is balance between being specific and being brief. Nobody likes to read a dating profile made up of several paragraphs explaining your interests and dating history.

Check, check and double check.

By now you’ve discovered how important a good dating profile is when it comes to online dating. Be sure to check everything you’ve written and proofread. Check for typing errors or wrong grammar choices because even that small detail can entice or chase away a likely partner.

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Best Natural Acne Scar Remedies

Each one of us has probably crossed paths with acne once or twice in our lives. Combating acne is hard enough but even after they’ve been eliminated, they still leave annoying acne scars that do not seem to go away.

If you think the only solution to this unpleasant problem is an expensive medical procedure, then you can relax a bit. The answer to this long time problem can be found in the comfort of our own homes or the nearest grocery store.

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These natural treatments will surely help you lighten those pimple marks on your skin. They’re affordable, easy to use and non-harmful- convenient and effective.

  • Coconut oil

A natural moisturizer and all-around cult beauty favorite, coconut oil is rich in healing properties. Apply it directly to your skin using your hands and let it melt in to a paste before applying. Spread it using light strokes of your fingers and leave it on as you want. You can even use it as your nighttime moisturizer.

  • Potato Juice

Potato juice is a potent remedy for acne scars. You can use it if you want those marks to fade quickly. Potatoes are rich in essential minerals and vitamins that help skin heal quickly. Slice some potatoes and grind them to extract the juice quicker. Apply the juice onto the skin and leave it for 15 minutes before rinsing. You can also do the option of putting potato slices on your face. Leave it on for an equal amount of time.

  • Honey

Not only is honey a good flavoring for your meals and desserts, it is also an effective treatment for acne scarring. Opt for raw or manuka honey because it is more effective than processed ones. Simply massage it on the affected area and leave it long for some time before rinsing properly.

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  • Aloe Vera

A great source of vitamins, aloe gel helps in eliminating dark acne scars. Let your skin soak the aloe gel for at least 30 minutes. After which wash your face and gently pat it dry.

  • Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has natural components that help in disinfection. Moreover, it helps in balancing the pH levels of the skin. An effective way to treat acne, you can dilute it in water and apply regularly as a toner.

  • Ice cubes

What can iced water do to help alleviate acne scarring? Rubbing an ice cube on your acne reduces the swelling and inflammation. Wrap the ice cubes in cloth first before holding it on the affected area for a few minutes or until the ice melts.

  • Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a popular essential oil known to help cure acne. It is antiseptic, anti-fungal and antibacterial so it is guaranteed to help eliminate skin blemishes. Add two drops of tea tree oil to one tablespoon of water then apply this solution to the scars. Always keep in mind to dilute tea tree oil first before using on the skin since the undiluted solution is too strong and can irritate the skin instead of curing it.

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5 Reasons Why Chocolates Are the Best

Without a doubt, chocolate is one of the best treats life has to offer. It’s delightful taste that gives a pleasure beyond compare. It has been the reason why most people enjoy eating chocolates than other delicate treats. Eating chocolates is like an explosion of happiness in a bite.

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Janice Wong, is no doubt considered as the dessert queen in Singapore. 2am -her dessert bar in Holland Village gives favorable satisfaction for all your dessert cravings. Her bar is the best spot for those who enjoys a good and tasty desserts where all your sugar cravings are deeply satisfied. Of course, her best seller is the Chocolate H20 which is a heavenly combination of chocolate mousse, caramel  bavarois, salted caramel and Yuzu sorbet. Then we cannot question why patrons do support her dessert bar. But chocolates offers more than just an appetizing sensation but as well as countless reasons why chocolates are the best. Here are 5 reasons why chocolates are the best treat one can settle to eat;

  1. It makes you feel BETTER! Emotionally Better! A very big YES – chocolates do make you feel better always. Chocolates contain the same chemical that your brain creates when you feel like falling in love or feeling happy at the same time. The presence of phenylethylamine, the chemical that gives you a “falling in love”sensation is found in chocolates which gives you the kind of happiness in every bite! Just imagine the feeling of falling in love, how it feels to be loved, and how it feels to be totally happy – all of that is what a bite of chocolate can offer. So if you are feeling sad and blue, have yourself a nice bar of chocolate and dig in to happiness!
  2. It can help you lose weight! Yes – a figure change with a bite-size of happiness! It may sound mad or anything but studies prove that eating chocolates especially dark chocolates help you lose weight. Weird right? But it is truly proven that chocolates help you lose the weight you’ve been dying to cut off from a very long time. Though the effect of losing weight is not immediate, it has been cited in the study of the neuroscientist Will Clower that eating a square bite-size of chocolates before a meal triggers the hormone in our brain which signals that you are “full” therefore creating a subsequent result of cutting the amount of food you consume.D_2_LOOSE_CHOCS_crop_1
  3. It’s healthy for your heart – Gives you good Circulation! Research shows the tremendous effect of eating chocolate – especially dark chocolate into the body. It shows that dark chocolate helps restore the flexibility of the arteries while at the same time preventing white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels – which is both causes of artery clogging. Just imagine the healthy effect one can get from eating this delightful treat. Isn’t it amazing to think that by merely eating chocolates, you can enjoy and feel happy while also being healthy at the same time? So if you’re not fond of eating chocolates, now is the right time to give yourself the pleasure of being healthy and satisfied at the same time.
  4. Chocolates for a youthful and glowing skin! Not only is chocolate good for your heart and for lifting up your mood, but it is also good for helping maintain that youthful and vibrant glow in your skin. Studies has also proven the good contribution of chocolates in protecting your skin against damages cause by the sun. Most chocolates especially the dark chocolates contains flavonol which helps in shielding your skin from total sun damage. Though chocolates can help protect your skin, don’t forget that applying sun screen is still recommended if you want to totally maintain that beautiful skin.
  5. It’s more than a food for the stomach – it’s a food to the soul. Chocolate is more than a physical food – yes, it is more than that because it is a food for your soul. It is a food made of love, care and superb perfection. Chocolates are not made easily, no its not. From the farmland where farmers take good care of where its raw ingredients came from, up to the keen care of those who supervised the processing of the chocolates, and finally to the passionate hand of the dessert master who carefully made sure that each chocolate tastes as heaven as possible. That is why a bite of chocolate is more than just a food that makes your stomach full – but as well as pouring your soul with utmost love and passion from those who carefully made each chocolates the best as it should be.

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5 Ways to Survive a Horror Movie

 

Watching movies is a great activity to pass the time. Most of us enjoys a good movie paired with delicious snacks while comfortably sitting on a fluffy couch and cuddled up on our blankets. It is one way of finding relaxation in a very stressful day. There are a lot of movie genres to choose from, such as romantic comedy, anime, fantasy, sci-fi, drama, adventure, cartoons and, of course, horror. But if watching horrifying and spooky stuffs aren’t for you – then a good horror movie will really give the right amount of chills and scare to keep your heart pumping.

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Locally produced Singaporean horror movie entitled After Images has gained the “Best Feature Award” given by an award-giving body in Pennsylvania, United States. This movie directed by Tony Kern received a high appreciation not just from local audiences but also to the international movie viewers. This movie is too spooky that you should be brave enough to finish the whole film. But if you are the kind who has this fear in watching scary movies like this, here are five simple ways for you to survive a horror movie:

  1. Be Equipped

Having the right equipment is a must.  If you are not so brave to fully watch the movie with your bare eyes, I suggest you get yourself something to cover them up when that spooky scene starts to give you chills. Grab a pillow or a cuddly Teddy Bear that you can hug, squeeze or use as your eye cover when the ghost and monster starts to appear. Well, I bet you know when they’re about to come out – the musical scoring will give you clues right? So when the music starts to come in silence and all you can hear is the protagonist’s heavy breathing, footsteps or heartbeat, that’s when you know you should have your equipment ready on the go.

  1. Have Snacks Ready

Eat the scare away. Without a doubt, food is always our comfort provider. Whether we are sad, happy, doubtful, overjoyed, and miserable or scared, we want to find refuge in eating our favorite meals or snacks to help us feel okay. It is basically the same as for watching a horror film, to make yourself at ease go and get a bucket of freshly cooked popcorn, or a nice crispy potato chips, a can of soda or juice  – just anything that will make you feel comfortable and safe again. Also, watching horror movie while eating can lessen up your tendency to become too scared. Hey, if an apple can keep the doctor’s away, the snacks can also keep the scare away.michigan-man-sues-movie-theater-for-overpriced-snacks

  1. Watch With Your Best Mates

Scaring is fun with your friends around. What better way to watch a horror film is to watch it together with your whole army of fun squad? It is always even better to do things and share moments with your best buddies – be it in watching a horror movie, or doing sports, or basically anything that you find entertaining.  If you have your friends around, you can have either the support – when you are scared or the motivator – to urge you to become strong and fight your fears. Either ways, just having them around make things better.

  1. Keep Yourself Busy

If you can’t fight it; get away from it! Admitting in yourself that you are scared is one step closer in considering yourself brave. But really, if horror movies are not really your thing and fighting the urge to scream and cover up is too hard for you then find something else to do while the film is on. Hey keep yourself busy! When you feel like the climax or the scary part is about to blow up – find your phone, open your Instagram account, visit your Facebook, make a musical.ly video, facetime a far flung friend, smule and have a collaboration with a mate – literally just do anything to make you feel okay 

  1. Have fun and enjoy

Turn scary into funny. Just because the movie itself is scary does not mean that everything in the movie is totally and way too scary. Like every other movie, there is always a hidden fun in those creepy movies and all you have to do is to become a very vigilant viewer. Example, take notice of the make-up of the ghost, if it’s too white as if she drank a bottle of glutathione or something. Anything – anything that you think is funny and laugh about to overcome your fear. Try it – and see the results for yourself.

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