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7 ways to practice sustainable fashion

Buy less clothes, generate less fashion waste



Running out of things to wear isn’t a problem unique to me. Everyone’s default reaction after staring at a closet full of clothes and finding zero outfits is to buy more clothes.

On my journey to finding my personal style however, I’ve slowly become savvier and more conscious than ever — only buying things that I know will either last at least 5 years or get a lot of wears. Not just because I do find myself feeling dejected whenever a piece of clothing gets lost or ruined unnecessarily, but also because over the years I realized that the key to a more sustainable lifestyle is to reduce one’s consumption. Buying less ultimately means generating less waste and doing less harm to the environment.

There are a lot more factors in play in the road to sustainability; the whole production cycle must be considered, too. Buying exclusively from locally-made or sustainable brands is one thing but most of these brands are not accessible to everyone due to their premium price tags. For the rest of us who can’t afford spend a fortune on conscious and premium clothing that last forever, here are some tips to consider so we can all collectively practice sustainability without sacrificing style:

Shop your own wardrobe

We’re all guilty of buying clothes on impulse either because they’re on trend or they’re on sale. A lot of these items are probably just gathering dust or worse, growing mold. Trends come and go, then — great news for you — they always make a comeback. Go through your closet and shop your old clothes. You’ll be surprised at what gems you’ll find. Maybe you have polkadot dresses and pussy-bow tops that you’ve been avoiding — these are two trends that made a comeback this year.

Try new color combinations


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When we reserve certain colors for special occasions, or never consider certain color pairings, we’re bound to run out of things to wear. Why not wear the red purse you used at your last formal event with an all-pink ensemble? Get more wears out of your clothes by trying new color pairings that you’ve never considered before.

Curate your wardrobe by sticking to a color palette

If you have a truly hideous wardrobe because you’ve only started caring about your personal style recently, try sticking to a color palette when buying new clothes. This will guarantee that an easier time when mixing and matching, and lower the cost per wear of every item you own.

Borrow from friends


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If you’re like me and are lucky enough to have friends who wear the same size as you, borrow their clothes and accessories instead of buying a new outfit whenever you have a special occasion to attend. You can also split the cost of garments you will rarely use. If you live in a country where winter doesn’t exist, you can invest in and co-own a good quality coat. If you’re traveling together, this also helps minimize the things you have to pack — a problem we all encounter.

Shop vintage

Buying secondhand clothes isn’t for everyone, but if you’re up for it, vintage shopping is one way of finding unique styles without spending all your savings. Give new life to what is otherwise considered waste for its previous owner.

Invest in a good washer/dryer

Practicing slow fashion is as much about buying clothes that were consciously made as investing in tools that help you prolong the lifespan of what you currently own. There are now washing machines that determine the characteristics and volume of each load to minimize fabric damage, like LG’s front-load washer with artificial intelligence direct drive (AI DD). With a feature called TurboWash 360, clothes also get cleaner in less time, helping you save on energy, too.

Use a steamer for certain fabrics

Cirrus No.2 Steamer from Steamery Stockholm, EUR 120

We’ve all burnt clothes while ironing, not because we set it too hot, but probably because it was never meant to be ironed in the first place. Preserve delicate fabrics like wool, silk, and cashmere by using a steamer to remove wrinkles, instead of ironing them. Steaming also kills germs, requiring you to wash your clothes less often, thus making them last longer.

Try a designer rental subscription

If you attend a lot of events, try services like Rent the Runway or Style Theory. Why buy a dress you will most likely only wear once? Designer rentals are a godsend not just when your job requires a new outfit all the time, but also when you travel nonstop and don’t want to pack two seasons worth of clothes.

If this is all too much to remember, just remember the four R’s of sustainable fashion: reduce, reuse, recycle, repair. Shop less, own less, and prolong the life of your current wardrobe.


How to make your crush view your Instagram story

Three easy steps to get that validation



Catching up with friends entails a discussion about your love life. Being single for a long time, a friend asked if I were dating someone new. I responded gleefully, “no, I’m not dating anyone but I have a new crush I met at an event.”

Giggly about my newfound love interest, my friend advised me how to tease my crush. However, it’ll only work if we’re following each other on Instagram. To see if my friend’s strategy works, we used our own accounts and to my surprise, we succeeded.

While it may yield different results, here are three easy steps you can do to make your crush view your Instagram story.

Step 1: Post a story you want your crush to see

Uploading a story feels like a small window to our lives. Make sure the photo you upload is something that you want your crush to see. It’s like making an impression, and you only have one shot if he/she ever sees your story. I posted my gym photos and pizza stories — something that both my crush and I enjoy.

Step 2: Edit your story settings

Here’s the not-so-tricky part! We’re calling it the hide-unhide strategy. When your story is uploaded, immediately adjust your story settings and hide your story from your crush. Save it, and then change the story settings again to unhide the story. This strategy beats Instagram’s algorithm and pushes your story to one of the first stories he/she can view.

Step 3: Enjoy the validation

As long as you and your crush follow each other on Instagram and regularly use the app, then it’s guaranteed that he/she will view your story. Enjoy the frickin’ validation. I’ve been doing it for almost a month now, and I always giggle whenever I see my crush’s name.

There are times that the strategy won’t push you to the first story he/she can view. For some reason, my friend tried hiding and unhiding her story to me, and she only ended up being second on the queue. Instagram still prioritizes the accounts you engage with the most through reacts and direct messages. However, being at the first five ensures you have a shot at making an impression that lasts.

Now, hurry and make your crush view your story. It won’t be long before Instagram’s algorithm changes again!

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6 shows on Netflix with hot sex scenes

Netflix keeps it wild and steamy



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The following is intended for readers 18+

Netflix has a variety of shows that you can enjoy: From romantic comedies that make you blush to thriller films that make your heart race. Common knowledge, but Netflix also has a lot of TV series with steamy sex scenes.

Below are six shows on Netflix with sexy scenes. If you’re looking for a show that’ll give you a wild, hookup idea or make you drool over someone, you’ve come (pun not intended) to the right place. And oh, there are spoilers ahead so read at your own risk.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Photo by GadgetMatch | Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 1, Episode 3 (06:20)

Marvel’s Jessica Jones has the thrill you’re looking for — crimes, investigation, murder, and wild sex scenes. Its season 3 may have a lot of sexy scenes, but nothing can beat the first episodes in its first season.

I mean, come on! Luke Cage and Jessica Jones — two powerful superhumans — thrusting while moaning hard, and breaking the bed? That’s WILD.


Photo by GadgetMatch | Riverdale Season 3, Episode 5 (15:00)

Sure, it’s all about murders in Riverdale town, but teens from Riverdale are so hormonal, they’re also obsessed with sex. Some of the hottest scenes are from Season 3, Episode 5 (15:00) where Veronica uses her connections to get to Archie — and have sex in the locker room.

Another is from Season 4, Episode 2 (04:00) when Betty and Jughead started making out in front of Archie and Veronica. At first, you’ll think it’s going to be a foursome, but the two had their one-on-one session in another room instead.


Photo by GadgetMatch | Elite Season 1, Episode 3 (48:58)

Another teen series starring some of the casts from the popular La Casa de Papel, Elite follows three teenagers who transferred to an elite school. If you think this is some high school drama, you’re kidding yourself. It has a lot of murder, alcohol, party, and of course, sex.

Starting with Season 1, Episode 1 (20:40, 41:43) where a shower and bed scene happened while the couples were being watched. Then, there’s Season 1, Episode 3 (47:41) where a threesome between two guys and a girl happened, and Season 2 Episode 2 (38:28) where two guys did the deed while someone beside them is sleeping.

Orange is the New Black

Photo by GadgetMatch | Orange is the New Black Season 3, Episode 2 (54:08)

Orange is the New Black has a lot of girl on girl scenes, obviously because the show took place in a women’s prison. The show follows Piper Kerman’s memoir when she was indicted for money-laundering and drug-trafficking.

One of the hottest scenes in the show was between Alex Vause and Piper Chapman. At Season 3, Episode 2 (54:08), Alex and Piper had a “fight” that led to a pushing, grabbing, and hair-pulling sex scene. There was a lot of strength and aggression.


Photo by GadgetMatch | Sense8 Season 2, Episode 1 (53:12)

Sense8 might be a sci-fi drama revolving around the theme of “connection,” with lots of superhuman powers but its sex scenes are abundant. At the finale of Season 1 and during the first episode of Season 2, an orgy happened. Most of the scenes were shown in unrealistic places like inside a toilet cubicle.

Sense8 is filled with steamy sex scenes that might make you want to stay away from your favorite adult sites. Maybe you can just use this as a buffer for your date night. You can really get them in the mood with the show’s intriguing plot and steamy scenes.


Photo by GadgetMatch | Bodyguard Episode 2 (57:08)

What’s hotter than having a relationship with someone you’re not supposed to be with? Say, someone older than you, your client, or probably your direct superior at work? At Bodyguard, fans reveled at the sexual tension between the hot bodyguard David Montague and hot politician Julia Montague.

In the second and third episodes, the sexual tension hit a fever pitch with fear and anger becoming one of the driving forces for both David and Julia to do the deed — even though it’s going to get things complicated. Also, nothing sounds sexier than hearing someone as hot as David being polite while humping you on a desk.

Bonus: The Witcher

Photo by GadgetMatch | The Witcher Season 1, Episode 3 (14:00)

The Witcher has been the talk of the town lately — from memes to incredible fight scenes, and its nudity. Almost every episode has it, but the scene between Istredd and Yennefer at Episode 3 is something to watch out for. *wink emoji*

Finding the right show to Netflix & Chill to

Identifying a scene as hot, wild, and steamy is purely subjective. Some shows might be hot for you, some might not. However, the key to enjoying these shows is to watch and dive into the story. Follow the plot and understand the dynamics between the characters.

The plot is integral since it builds sexual tension. And honestly, we’re always pumped in those moments where we can’t wait for the characters to “just do it.” 😏

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3 fitness apps for people who travel a lot

No excuses!



Traveling makes sticking to a workout routine difficult; but in an era with apps that cater to just about everyone’s needs, it’s now easier to achieve your fitness goals.

If you’re committed to making health and fitness a priority this year or simply feel bad about not having a go-to workout, here are three apps that can help no matter how busy you are, wherever in the world you may be:


Work out whenever your schedule allows it, wherever you may be — sans the contract. That’s the idea behind FlexIt, a pay-by-the-minute app that gives you access to thousands of gyms.

You simply scan a QR code at the front desk before and after a workout so you only pay for the time you spend at the gym. The app also lets you see which gyms offer the best per-minute rate in your area, and which times are off peak hours so you can get an even better deal.

FlexIt is currently available across the US, and will soon be expanding to Canada, Europe, and Australia.


Finding a workout that you enjoy can be daunting. With ClassPass, you get to try different physical activities for as little as US$ 19 per month. It’s also perfect for people who get bored with sticking to just one type of workout.

With the app, you can search classes offered by the different gyms around you. Whether it’s indoor cycling, yoga, HIIT, or boxing — booking a class that you feel like taking that day is one tap away. Can’t find a gym in your area? A ClassPass membership also gives you access to on-demand workout videos.

ClassPass is available across the North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania although monthly subscriptions vary per country.

J&J Official 7 Minute Workout

If time constraints and the lack of gyms in the area are what’s stopping you, try J&J Official 7 Minute Workout app. It’s completely free and it gives you access to a virtual coach and a video library of workouts that you can do in 7 minutes.

If you have a little bit more time to spare, there’s a Smart Workout mode that creates a variety of workouts based on your fitness and motivation level.

The best part is none of the workouts require weights or machines, just your own body weight, making it easier to get your heart pumping whether you’re in an airport lounge or an Airbnb.

Committing to a one-year gym membership can be too much — not just for people who travel a lot like me, but also for beginners. These three apps don’t require contracts, but a self-commitment to make working out not just a New Year’s resolution but also a lifetime habit. With everything accessible with a few taps on your smartphone, there are just simply no excuses.

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