The must-have jeans for every woman

SM Woman launches its Premium Denim Collection

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We all love a good pair of denim. It’s stylish and versatile, a great match for practically any top. And now, this favorite fashion staple literally becomes more dynamic as SM Woman introduces its newest denim collection designed for comfort, movement, shapewear, and style.

 

Every woman – no matter what age, body type, and lifestyle – willsurely find the perfect fit from the SM Woman denim collection:

 

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Your pair of SM Woman Hyperform denim is so flexible that you can wear it to the office and to your work-out after. Go smart office casual with it in a white tank top and blazer then switch it up in just the tank top as you make a quick session at the gym, for yoga, dancing, or running, after work.

 

The SM Woman Hyperform denim, which ranges from skinny, relaxed fit to jeggings, allows the body to move naturally or for big-time activities. Its shapewear also flattens the tummy, slims the thighs and contours the backside.

 

Meanwhile, try the double denim ensemble with the Power Stretch for an ultra stylish daytime to nighttime look. Even if it’s newly washed or newly purchased, you don’t need to break it in as its 4-way stretch allows jeans to snap back in shape wear after wear.

 

Comfort chic

Who says comfort means sacrificing style? Throw in an oversized shirt with the Cool Smart to save yourself from turning into a puddle of sweat amid the Philippine heat; the Knit Denim for maximum comfort with its soft and luxe feel of knit wear or the Soft Denim which gives the illusion of worn-in denim but with a nice soft feel.

 

 

 

Wonder jeans

Women of various body types can find the perfect pair of jeans in Wonderfit. This super stretch jeans can fit sizes 25-35 as it stretches to fit multiple sizes making it comfortable when worn by a full figure or a slender figure. Its highly elastic fabric content makes it go back to its original size and shape after worn/washed.

 

Fashion denims

Finally, from stepped hem to raw edges and fringes, to wide leg and extra long cuffs, women can sport the latest denim trends with the Trendy collection.

 

Whether you’re running errands, working out or having a night out with friends, women of all body types can feel comfortable and confident in denim jeans with SM Woman’s denim for every woman.

 

To know more about SM Woman, visit www.thesmstore.com, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/ and Instagram page, https://www.instagram.com/smwoman/.

 

 

 

 

Rich classic flavors, real value: the Jollibee Burger Steak

Combination of unbeatable taste and local flavor behind timeless fast-food offering

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For the longest time, the global fast-food scene has one strict rule for beef patties: they only belong between burger buns.

But in a country like the Philippines, a meal can never be considered a proper one without our favorite grain: rice. Most of the local dishes go well with a serving of white rice and a splash of flavorful sauce or broth.

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In 1995, Jollibee—the country’s top fast-food chain and proud homegrown Pinoy brand—brought together a fast-food favorite and a Pinoy staple to create a new classic offering: the Burger Steak. Made with 100% beef patty seasoned to suit Pinoy tastes, drizzled with a flavorful mushroom gravy (a time-tested flavor pairing used the world over: beef and mushroom), and served with white rice, the Burger Steak was an instant hit for diners looking for their kanin-and-ulam fix.

“The Jollibee Burger Steak was inspired by something that many Pinoys know to be true: a flavor-packed, saucy ulam served with steamed white rice really hits the spot,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Core Category Marketing Director. “But that’s the beauty of that idea. It seemed so simple, but nobody else did that over twenty years ago. For me, Jollibee only proved that we truly know and understand the Pinoy palate.”

Today, the Burger Steak remains to be a consistent Jollibee best-seller, with hundreds and hundreds of meals sold each day in 1,000 Jollibee stores nationwide. The rich classic flavors that this dish delivers is just one reason for its enduring popularity, as the fact that it has remained very affordable for over two decades continues to attract customers, too.

“Aside from the Burger Steak delivering a truly beefy-linamnam, saucy-sarap dining experience every time, it delivers great value, too,” added Ms. Capati. “For only 50 pesos, you get delicious ulam and rice for a truly satisfying meal.”

Experience the beefy-linamnam and saucy-sarap goodness of the Burger Steak for yourself today. The Jollibee Burger Steak is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions, with prices starting at P50.00* for the Solo Meal.

For more information on your classic Jolly favorites, like www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

* Prices may vary across different locations.

How to Keep Your Ideas Alive: The Story of WD-40

Ideas, like people, are born and can die. Unlike people, ideas don’t face inevitable demise. Online collaboration tools are a life saver for good ideas. But before we get to the importance of online collaboration tools, let’s take a look at why it’s so important to keep your ideas from dying before their time.

Sadly, most of the ideas that come in and out of our heads do die. The constant “death cycle” of ideas is a loss for innovators and the general public. Think about it. How many of your “deceased” ideas represent untapped potential? Even an idea that doesn’t look like a clear winner can be lead to an important innovation.

Keeping an Idea Alive Through Team Collaboration: The Invention of WD-40

Let me give you an example of a “loser idea” that was thankfully not killed: WD-40. Invented in 1953, his lubricant makes countless heavy doors swing open effortlessly without getting stuck. It helps a multitude of mechanical devices to operate smoothly without corroding or seizing. Out cars, elevators, bicycles, and myriad other machines would function more poorly without WD-40.

Instead, Larsen and his assistants worked together to advocate for their idea of the perfect water-displacing (“WD”) lubricant. They nurtured their idea, allowing it to survive 39 failed attempts at implementation.

Do you know why it’s called WD-40? Because WD-40 marked a laboratory’s 40th attempt to create the perfect anti-corrosive lubricant! Fortunately for all of us who have benefited from WD-40 in some way, inventor Norman Larsen and his team at the Rocket Chemical Company didn’t let their idea die. Instead, Larsen and his assistants worked together to advocate for their idea of the perfect water-displacing (“WD”) lubricant. They nurtured their idea, allowing it to survive 39 failed attempts at implementation.

Today, WD-40 is a household name. Inventor Norman Larsen passed away in 1970, but his ideas may remain with us for another century, maybe more.

Use Online Collaboration Tools to Duplicate Norman Larsen’s Success

Right now, you may be thinking “So what?” Odds are that you do not manage a corporate laboratory. And it’s likely that and aren’t flanked by lab loyal assistants and company managers who are determined to keep your ideas alive.

So you might wonder how on earth Norman Larsen’s story applies to you. How can you use teamwork to give your ideas longevity and health? The truth is, you have something that Norman Larsen never did. You have the Internet.

The Internet is a place where you can build your own team. In the information age, inventors no longer have to wait for their own personal Rocket Chemical Company to hire them and help them keep their ideas alive.

Of course, going onto the Internet and building your own team is easier said than done. How can you share an idea on Facebook, for example, when everyone else is there to share photos of their meals and clips of their favorite TV shows? For that matter, is it really possible to share a new invention in just 140 characters on Twitter? And even if you could figure out how to do that, how can you locate the people on Twitter who will care about your idea?

This is where Zillable comes in. We’re a network for ideas, not for “social” personal musings. Zillable’s online collaboration tools help you find like-minded innovators so that your ideas can get the collaborative TLC they need. Sign up today!

Essilor Vision Foundation, Piolo Pascual launch Eye Can Succeed campaign

Program aims to help 10,000 Filipino students achieve their dreams through better vision

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Healthy eyesight is essential to learning and achieving success. It allows us to pick up skills and also enables us to achieve our tasks. Unfortunately, at least ten in every 100 Filipino students suffer from poor eyesight. This concern has led Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) to team up with leading actor and brand ambassador Piolo Pascual to launch Eye Can Succeed, a program geared at providing free eye check-ups and free prescription eyeglasses to help 10,000 senior high school students pursue higher education and achieve success.

` EVF kicked off the advocacy campaign at Rizal High School, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest secondary school in the world, by having licensed eye health professionals discuss the importance of healthy vision, proper eye care, and optometry as a career option for Grades 11 and 12 students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic strand. With the assistance of volunteer optometrists, EVF examined the school’s 4,000-strong Grades 11 and 12 students and distributed free prescription glasses to students who are in need.

The campaign is focused on senior high school students who are vulnerable to vision problems due to long hours of reading and exposure to blue light from digital devices like laptops and computers. They are also at a critical stage in their lives, where the pressure of choosing a career path looms before them. EVF aims to ease some of their concerns by giving them free eye examinations and eyeglasses when needed, so they can have clear vision which is critical to pursuing their studies and achieving their dreams.

“Poor eyesight is a rampant issue among young Filipinos simply because very few are aware on the importance of having a regular eye check-up,” noted Essilor Philippines marketing manager Jinky Navo. “Through Eye Can Succeed, which we have initiated with our brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, we aim to highlight the importance of good vision in achieving one’s dreams and success.”

As Essilor’s brand ambassador, Piolo is a strong advocate of healthy eyesight for Filipinos. He believes that the campaign will not only help students succeed in the near future, it will also help them perform well in their daily tasks and see life clearly. He said, “Education plays a huge role in the future of these young Filipinos, and poor eyesight will only hinder their progress in learning. By giving them thorough eye check-ups and access to free prescription eyeglasses, they will no longer struggle with vision problems in their lessons, allowing their natural intelligence to shine through.”

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This perspective is shared by Lauren Wyper, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) associate director of communications. She said, “It is alarming to learn that many of our target public school students have never had their eyes checked up at all. Launching the Eye Can Succeed campaign here in the Philippines not only helps fulfill the foundation’s mission of enabling Filipinos to have better lives through better sight, but also enables us to spread awareness on the importance of proper eye care through an expanded network consisting of academic institutions, the media, and local campaign ambassador Piolo Pascual.”

Virginia Membrebe, Rizal High School principal, remarked, “We are very grateful and honored for being the first to benefit from EVF’S Eye Can Succeed school tour. Through the free eye check-ups and prescription glasses of the campaign, our students are given a great opportunity to have better vision which is vital for their education.”

The Essilor Vision Foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. For more information about EVF and the Eye Can Succeed advocacy campaign, please visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Essilor Vision Foundation

The Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Its outreach programs aim to bring healthy vision to the most marginalized populations throughout the world, focusing in particular on children and women.

EVF Southeast Asia was incorporated on April 2014 in Singapore with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Environment as its Guest Of Honour. Following the success of Singapore, it has also launched many charity events in neighboring Asian countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines. The foundation aims to improve vision needs for rural and under-served communities, and it continues to look for like-minded global, regional and/or local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to partner with in its charity vision initiatives which will bring greater social and economic impact to these communities.

Score back-to-school offers from Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run

Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run are making back-to-school season more delightful with treats you and your kids will surely enjoy.

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Goodies from New Zealand’s Favorite Biscuit Bakers, Griffin’s Cookie Bear, await those shopping at Res|Toe|Run. With every single receipt purchase of Res|Toe|Run Kids’ footwear, you can get a complimentary pack of Cookie Bear Hundreds & Thousands. Available in Pink and Chocolate Icing variants, and made with real New Zealand milk, these delicious biscuits are perfect for recess and after-school snacking. Get these freebies until August 9 in these Res|Toe|Run branches: UP Town Center, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Estancia Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Harbor Point Subic, Nuvali, Abreeza Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu.

You and your little ones can also meet the adorable Cookie Bear mascot and get to play the Cookie Match tablet game to win Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits and other prizes. Mark your calendars and head over to these Res|Toe|Run branches: Robinsons Magnolia on July 2; Alabang Town Center on July 9; TriNoma Mall on July 16; and UP Town Center on July 23.

To make back-to-school season even more fun and exciting, Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run will be giving away Php 1,000 Res|Toe|Run gift certificates to ten (10) lucky winners of its online promo. Learn more about this and other surprises on the Griffin’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/GriffinsPH).

Share delightful moments with your kids, and make school and bonding time sweeter with Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits, and Res|Toe|Run Kids, a children-focused line of Res|Toe|Run, a fashion footwear “restaurant-concept” store. For more details, follow their Facebook and Instagram pages (@ResToeRunOfficial).

Amp up your wardrobe with the SM Woman sale this July

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Hey, ladies! It’s the perfect time to upgrade your closet with SM Woman’s exciting offers happening this July. And since it’s from the brand that offers fashion for every woman, you will surely find something that suits your sartorial preference, no matter your style, size and body shape.

 

Head over to any SM Store with your shopping buddies on July 21, this Friday, from 5-9pm and enjoy 30% off on regular items on over 50 SM Ladies fashion brands nationwide.

And while we’re still at it, until July 31, they are giving further reductions of extra 20% off when you buy Any 2 of their sale items of up to 50% off.

So be ready to get your shop on this July at SM Woman, fashion for every woman.

To know more about SM Woman, visit www.thesmstore.com, their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SMWoman/ and Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/smwoman/.

Let Smart Parenting Be the Compass to Your Greatest Adventure!

At our “The First Year of Life Workshop” last November, moms and moms-to-be audibly gasped when Dr. Roselyne M. Balita, a pediatrician and founder of the Little Lamb’s Pediatric Wellness Place, said you could actually use edible oil (yes, that can mean cooking oil) to massage your baby. Sensing the disbelief, she continued, “With edible oil, there’s no danger of your baby ingesting toxins when he puts his fingers or toes in
his mouth.”
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It’s just one of the gems we’ve gotten from the numerous workshops we’ve hosted in the past. Despite the fact that you can Google anything these days, SP moms (and dads!) still flock to the site and our events, ready to listen, learn, and ask questions. And each time we conclude one workshop, we get messages asking when is the next one.
So, this year we’ve decided to supersize our baby showers and workshops in one huge event: our first-ever “Smart Parenting Convention.” To be held on July 29 at the Megatrade Hall in SM Megamall, the SP Convention will have at least 12 talks divided into these topics: pregnancy, baby, pre-schooler, and family. We hope to cover every stage of mom’s life so we’re getting experts who can help get you settled further in your
role, whether you’re someone who’s preparing for a baby, juggling a career and a toddler, or raising a pre-schooler.
We’ve noticed many of our past attendees wished they could ask more questions. So, at the SP Convention, each talk gets its own room, our experts have a longer time to delve into each topic, and you can ask to your heart’s content. There will be shopping. We have at least 40 booths to cater to your pregnancy, baby, kids, family, and home needs. We’ve also added beauty and food concessionaires.
Get access to vital parenting information and relevant content 24/7, visit www.smartparenting.com.ph, and follow Smart Parenting on Facebook via /smartparenting.ph, and @_smartparenting on Twitter, and @smartparenting on Instagram.
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