Thursday, November 21, 2019

Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle Giveaway!



Cleanlogic Exfoliating Essentials Bundle Giveaway (Ends 12/09) @LoveCleanLogic @SMGurusNetwork

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The perfect exfoliating tools to ensure your skin is prepped and ready for your body lotions and body butters. Help defend your skin against the harsh winter months with Cleanlogic!

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1 Lucky Winner Will Win All Of The Items Below:

Cleanlogic Spa Essentials Exfoliating Back Scrubber With Handles


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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/09/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
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What does it mean to be tax exempted?


A week ago my daughter was asking me about a topic regarding tax, this was assigned to her to discuss in the classroom. For a teenager, the word tax can go as simple as the additional payment on top of the basic amount of the things she purchases.

In an in-depth meaning of the word tax:

"Tax is a compulsory financial charge or some other type of levy imposed upon a taxpayer (an individual or legal entity) by a governmental organization to fund various public expenditures. A failure to pay, along with evasion of or resistance to taxation, is punishable by law. Taxes consist of direct or indirect taxes and may be paid in money or as its labor equivalent. The first known taxation took place in Ancient Egypt around 3000–2800 BC"

Aside from personal payments such as buying goods (food, medicine and, supplies), companies and sellers of goods are compelled to pay their taxes, declaring the capacity and the generated income of the business, this will be the basis of how the tax will be computed. An ordinary consumer and the business consumer. 

What is sales tax- "Sales tax is sometimes described as a "consumption tax" and is levied on goods and services purchased from businesses. Not all states require the payment of sales taxes, and those that do set different tax rates for specific categories of products." 

In addition to tax payment, a certain business or entity can be exempted from paying tax, this is called sales tax exemption. This varies from country, state, and location. A good example case is the Wayfair sales tax exemption, in this article, a guide is given to answer questions about "enforcement of South Dakota V. Wayfair, that is collecting and remitting sales tax to states."

  • Tax exemption is the monetary exemption of persons, people, property, income, or transactions from taxes that would otherwise be levied on them. 
  • Tax exemption generally refers to a statutory exception to a general rule rather than the mere absence of taxation in particular circumstances, otherwise known as an exclusion. Tax exemption also refers to removal from taxation of a particular item rather than a deduction.
  • International duty-free shopping may be termed "tax-free shopping". In tax-free shopping, the goods are permanently taken outside the jurisdiction, thus paying taxes is not necessary. Tax-free shopping is also found in ships, airplanes and other vessels traveling between countries (or tax areas). Tax-free shopping is usually available in dedicated duty-free shops.- Wikipedia- Tax exemption

Tax can go broad to understand and apply, every information will depend on the status of the taxpayer. A taxpayer can also consult professionals such as a bookkeeper and an accountant, who can handle and manage your financials. You don't want the government seized you for illegal non-payment or underpayment of tax called tax evasion. This is a criminal act that can land you to jail for five years or so depending on the amount being evaded. 

There are accounted personalities with tax evasion cases and some have been brought to public awareness. That is why this is considered a serious case not to look out for.

My daughter had the basic grasps of the topic she discussed. She told me that she tried to go as simple and easy to understand words and even translated some to a layman's terms, she also made a simple box and arrow illustration that she presented to the class. Some questions were asked to clarify some areas and the teacher did assist her with some answers. I am convinced that at these early age kids at school need to learn this topic, this will give them a better understanding of how buildings, infrastructure and, housing and medical condition underprivileged people are sustained.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Another batch of FREE products from SampleroomPH




For the past six years, I've been getting health and beauty products from SampleroomPH for FREE! Free products to test before buying, each product corresponds with points to redeem, a maximum of three samples per purchase, and members will shoulder the shipping fee. 

Review the products after using it and then points will be revert back to the member's account, this can be used for other available samples on their site. 

My recent sample purchase below:

If you are going to buy this in the store these will cost you around Php700/$12 but with SampleroomPH I only paid Php150/$3 for shipping fee!


C-Lium Fibre Natural Psyllium Fiber Capsules



 

Nutritional facts and directions for use.


Vitapack Whitenung UV Sunscreen





Today Baby Skin Crazy Lifting Mask and Eye Cream



I submitted my reviews from these batch last week, and, guess what, just now my points got reverted to my account, upon browsing for sample products I have three items on my cart for purchase. 

So, far my SampleroomPH experience has been amazing, I am saving a lot of money from getting samples products which I love using. It gives me that ball park idea on what to expect from the upcoming products in the market. 


5 Reasons Puerto Princesa Is the Best Destination for the Most Enchanting Vacation



Planning a vacation to escape the hustle and bustle of the metro? There are plenty of Philippine locations to choose from, and one of them is Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. It’s a popular choice among all kinds of travelers, all throughout the year. You can easily find a cheap Puerto Princesa tour package since Palawan’s capital is one of the most beloved destinations in the country.


But why do tourists love Puerto Princesa so much that they keep on coming back? More importantly, why should YOU choose it for your next trip? Here are a few reasons. 


You Can See the Philippines’ Own “Wonder of Nature”

The Philippines is blessed with so many natural wonders, from stately mountains to rushing rivers. Some of them have even achieved international renown due to their beauty and mystery. One such natural attraction is the Puerto Princesa Underground River. It’s part of the New 7 Wonders of Nature and also a UNESCO Heritage Site. The river itself is part of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, a protected area that’s home to hundreds of plant and animal species.


Visiting the Underground River is an almost surreal experience and is an absolute must when you go to Puerto Princesa. Even if you aren’t a nature lover, being there and seeing it in person is enough to leave you in awe of Mother Nature. 


It’s a Clean, Refreshing City


For many people, going on a vacation means an escape. It could be from a busy schedule, from stressful situations and environments, or even from traffic and pollution. Puerto Princesa is the perfect escape for all of these, but most especially the last one. You might not believe it, as developed cities sometimes have an unearned reputation of being noisy and polluted. However, Puerto Princesa is anything but. In fact, it’s one of the cleanest and greenest places in the country. One proof of this is the thriving firefly population in Iwahig River. Fireflies can’t survive long with too much pollution, and their incredible number so close to the city is proof of its cleanliness. If you decide to join the Iwahig River Firefly Tour, note that flash photography is not allowed near the river.


The Locals are VERY Friendly


Puerto Princesa and Palawan, in general, is a very welcoming place. The locals are incredibly friendly and helpful, which is a definite plus when you’re trying to have a peaceful and hassle-free vacation. You’re also less likely to get scammed into paying more, which some tourist destinations are notorious for. Due to an organized tourism sector, the costs for things like transportation and tour packages are standardized. All in all, Puerto Princesa has that chill vibe that will help you feel even more relaxed and happy.


It Has a Laid-Back Vibe

Speaking of a chill vibe, Puerto Princesa has a laid-back atmosphere whether you’re in the city center or out on the islands and beaches. Some tourist destinations have that active, charged ambiance that almost makes you feel that you’re “required” to party. When you go to Puerto Princesa, you won’t have that feeling. Of course, there are still places you can go to for a pumping nightlife scene like restaurants and bars. In general, though, it’s very easy to relax in Puerto Princesa if you need some peace and quiet and wants to escape the crowds.


It’s Easy to Tour the City Itself


Not a beach bum? Don’t worry, Puerto Princesa City itself has a lot to offer for those who like cultural and historical trips. It’s easy to make arrangements with your hotel (remember the organized tourism sector?) so you can join city tours. You can even have a DIY motorcycle tour. There are plenty of scooters and motorcycles for rent around Puerto Princesa, and the friendly locals are more than willing to help to point you in the right direction. Some of the most popular sites you should check out are the World War II Museum, Heritage Museum, Plaza Cuartel, Puerto Princesa City Cathedral, Binuatan Creations, Bakers Hill, and Mitra’s Ranch.


Bonus: It’s an Affordable City


Because Puerto Princesa is a popular destination, it’s very easy to find promos for airfare and hotel or hostel accommodations. If you’re patient in looking for bargains, a budget of Php10,000 to Php15,000 will be more than enough. Even the most popular restaurants in the city have very affordable rates. In short, because Puerto Princesa is budget-friendly, you’ll be able to enjoy and appreciate its every facet without worrying about money.

With how popular it has become, it’s incredible how Puerto Princesa has maintained its cleanliness, friendliness, and discipline. You should definitely consider visiting, especially if you’re looking for a charming destination for a restful and enjoyable holiday.


Sunday, November 17, 2019

A Personal Experience Having Degenerative Disc Disease



The morning after Mother's Day celebration last year I woke with a pain in my right neck, it was the same pain I felt when I am experiencing a muscle stiffed neck, that's why I did not pay much attention to it. I also did not take any pain reliever thinking it will go away the rest of the day. As the day progresses, the pain also increased. The pain also started to radiate to my right shoulder with limited movement. That was the time I decided to take Mefenamic Acid 500mg tablet and I was very positive that in a few minutes the pain will subside. I also applied muscle relaxant cream, but I was wrong, the pain progressed up until the evening that day. I was testing myself and managing pain orally for 24 hours. At around two in the morning, the pain from my neck drew down to my right arm and the neck pain was unbearable, I couldn't my head, cannot tilt it not even slight motion. That is when I decided to go to the emergency room.  

At the emergency room, the attending doctor examined and interviewed me. They took vital signs and hook me to any an intravenous line and started to induced Tramadol IV. It took me four hours in the emergency room until the pain subsided. I was sent home and given oral medication for me to take for five days. Although the evidence of pain still there I was able to move my head and neck, I was able to manage to eat and go to the bathroom. I was confident enough that the pain will be diminished and I would be pain-free the next hours, but I was wrong. When the pain reliever via IV infusion ran off pain started to kick in. This time it got even worse, the unbearable pain that is somewhat like tearing my neck muscles apart, it was sharp and little did I know I was crying with pain. 

Again, I was rushed to the emergency room for the second time and this time pain management in the ER was just an initial step. The doctor requested an X-ray of the cervical spine and with the initial results of Cervical spondylosis. The doctor advised me to have myself admitted for the next 24-48 hours under the care of the specialist as oral medication at home will not work anymore. I succumbed to the advice and I was checked into the hospital at around 3 am.  

When the doctor saw me and saw my ER records along with the x-ray film they took and the initial diagnosis he ordered for me to have an MRI of the spine to get a closer look at what is happening. I was on an intravenous drip and oral pain medication so the pain was bearable. There were times that the sharp stabbing pain was felt before the MRI procedure. At around 3 pm, I was wheeled down to the radiology department for the MRI request, it was my first time to go to that procedure. I was a little anxious and the felling of claustrophobic because of the closed space of the apparatus. The technician instructed me to not move and be still during the procedure, my head was placed flat on and the loud music was heard in the headphones. She also said that I would hear loud throbbing sound during the procedure and this lasted for 30 minutes. 

I was discharged after 36 hours again with oral medication and I was referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon for my MRI results, the diagnosis was Degenerative Disc Disease with Radiculopathy. The affected spine was C5- C6, C6-C7, along with the bulging disc. My cervical spine aged earlier than my age, it is a normal occurrence because of aging. Surgery is not an option for now, but evidently, symptoms like the pain I felt will attack.

For five months now, there are times my neck and shoulder would go stiff and I can feel the pain but not the same excruciating pain I felt before.

I started to regain the strength and mobility of my neck slowly by doing some exercises at home, keeping my diet as healthy as possible. I am taking it slowly and one day at a time.
It was one of the saddest experiences I felt, the crushing pain and I can't bearly move my neck and my head. I got depressed and the worry hit me so hard. But, what to do, for now, I need to accept and learn to deal with my bone disease. 

I never stopped reading about my condition, I want to learn more and know more. I’ve also read that a visit to the chiropractor can help improve my neck problem, I am keeping this option open. 


Friday, November 15, 2019

Upgrade Your Living Room Space With The Slipcover Company Giveaway!



Upgrade Your Living Room Space With The Slipcover Company Giveaway! (4 Winners ~ Ends 12/25) @TheSlipCover @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Upgrade Your Living Room Space With The Slipcover Company Giveaway!

4 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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4 Lucky Winners Will Win A Slipcover Of Their Choice From The Slipcover Company!

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/25/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
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EyeBuyDirect Happy Holidays Giveaway!



EyeBuyDirect Happy Holidays Giveaway! (3 Winners ~ Ends 12/20) @SMGurusNetwork @EyeBuyDirect

Welcome to the EyeBuyDirect Happy Holidays Giveaway!

3 Winners! ~ Any Pair Of Glasses!

This giveaway is part of our Holiday Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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3 Winners will win any pair of Glasses from EyeBuyDirect with Free shipping in the US!

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 12/20/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.
mcushing7@hotmail.com