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If you think Bali is all sun, surf, sea and sex, you have never been to Ubud. Ubud is the cultural heart of Indonesia’s holiday paradise and here, and in surrounding villages, live Bali’s most accomplished artists, performers and craftspeople. Western visitors started to come to Ubud in the 1930s but it is only in the past 20 years that mass tourism has arrived. Today Ubud is mainstream but fortunately many of the attractions of the place remain. It is pleasing to just walk down the street. There are small private temples everywhere...

Technology has taken over everything; with a press of a button people can summon a taxi, pay their bills, and communicate with people halfway across the world through a written, auditory, or visual medium. Yet there’s one aspect that shows no sign of moving towards a technological advantage; voting. Even in the most developed countries, voting still usually takes place on a paper ballot, even though the most recent election campaigns most took place online. With an increasingly tech-literate society, how can governments use technological...

Many of us are guilty of neglecting our eyesight when it comes to self-care. We assume that what will be, will be. One day we may have to wear reading glasses or our eyesight might deteriorate, but it’s just one of those things. We think poor eyesight runs in families and there is nothing we can do about it. However, this simply isn’t true. There are many things you can do to help take care of your eyes, just like the rest of your body. Here are some fantastic ways to help your eyes stay healthy and your sight strong as you get older. Eat...

Don’t want trouble? Then you shouldn’t be looking for it. If the idea of getting a criminal record is scary, then at least you’re thinking about it with the right mindset—you should be scared. A criminal record is a taint on your life. Not only does it make it hard for you to get a job in the future, it’s also something that will be an almost permanent scar on your social standing. You’ll be known as “that person” in the neighbourhood with a criminal record, they’ll tell their kids to stay away from you, and you may...

There is a trend that when you apply for a college, they will give you an essay to write. Most of the children’s became very anxious at the moment, about how to choose the best topic so that you can score maximum marks. Although there is no shortcut for the success, yes, here we can help you in giving you some tips and working you on your behalf to make sure that you go through the exam. And for some of the colleges, it is one of the deciding factors that you need to take care with the while filling the application. As they can give...

Every bride has a picture in her head of the perfect wedding. My fantasy is a romantic beach wedding where I stare into Tom Hiddleston’s blue eyes and say “I do” but yours could be completely different. Whatever the fantasy, the reality is unlikely to involve a celebrity crush and a beach in Fiji. For starters, extravagant destination weddings are expensive, which is why the majority of brides settle for a less ostentatious ceremony, followed by a low-key party for family and friends. For those with an unlimited budget, ‘low key’...

The struggle of addiction can fundamentally change even the most resolute of people. While that pain, destruction and misery transforms the addicted in numerous ways, the pain doesn’t stop there. It ricochets outward, impacting friends and family just as badly. When a loved one suffers from addiction, the effects can be felt in conversation, in finances and any other aspect of life. Especially difficult is the pain that a parent faces when their child is experiencing an addiction to opiates. It can make a person feel hopeless, but...

Being involved in a road traffic accident is never a nice experience, but it can be even worse if it leaves your vehicle unfit for purpose. No matter who was at fault, if a car is damaged to a point that it would cost more than it’s worth to repair it, most auto insurance companies simply won’t pay out. Being left with no car and nothing in the way of an insurance claim can be a very frustrating situation. Thankfully, there are a few things that you can do to get back on the road again as quickly as possible. #1. Scrap Car Buyers: If...

Seeing as the Canadian Real estate market has been on a red hot tear in recent years, you would think that anyone involved in the real estate market would be making a killing. But if you think you can just jump in to the ring and start scooping up the easy money, you might want to think again. With the rise of demand and correlating market prices for properties across Canada – especially in Toronto and Vancouver – hordes of folks have decided to pursue real estate as a career. What was, for a long time, a respected, well regulated...

Even though we are now in the 21st Century, homelessness is still a big problem for our modern society. In fact, if you look on the streets of some of the USA’s biggest cities, you might think that hardly anything has changed since the 1800s. One of the main problems of homelessness is that ordinary citizens try their best to ignore it and, as a result, they aren’t fully aware of the full scale of the problem. It may not make for pleasant reading, but here are all the facts about homelessness that you shouldn’t shy away from. Half...