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Eco Travel 6 Reasons to Visit Mongolia – Glamping, Time Travel and More…

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Our guest writer today is Meenakshi Sharma, the founder of DateFyx, a platform that lists and curates memorable experiences for couples for their date nights and special occasions. Meenakshi believes that sharing experiences helps us bond better and create memories that you can chew on when you need a pick-me-up. She has some great recommendations within Singapore for couples – stylized picnics, private yacht charter, mystery dining and pottery-making. DateFyx offers these and more such …[Read more]

Confessions of newbie conscious consumer Oops, I won’t do it again!

Then and Now: I have been guilty of using styrofoam glasses, cheap tablecovers that can't last and glitzy platic goodie bags in the past. Fast forward to nowadays - using cloth to create long-lasting and unique decor, plant-based disposables and paper straws.

Once upon a time, there was no Secondsguru… just two friends living their carefree lives in urban havens with nothing worse to manage than first-world problems. We – Lara and Anuja – weren’t zero waste then (and honestly, still struggling to reach that goal now!) and made some purchase decisions that leave us aghast now! The world of conscious consumption- where the mantra of “refusal” is most important, buying is minimised and purchases are thought …[Read more]

How to declutter your closet A step-by-step guide

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Essential disclaimer This article is aptly written by an erstwhile compulsive shopper. Yours truly. Since I’ve been there, done that and have the requisite experience, I was told by Anuja that I have to pen this piece! I am not complaining, as I managed to sort my own wardrobe in the process :-). Starting off Conduct a thorough analysis of the contents of your closet. As those of us who belong to the shopaholic tribe know- we …[Read more]

Not quite plastic-free July My battle with clingwrap!

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Of all single-use plastic items, clingwrap is the most frustrating. Yes, I know plastic straws are also a contender for the number 1 stop – but we have the option to replace them with reusables, or refuse them altogether. And strong clean plastic bags can be reused as well. But clingfilm? You are literally stuck with no option but the trash can! I started my plastic-reduction journey a few years ago, and by now it …[Read more]