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K-Swiss X A Bathing Ape

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AAPE has just collaborated with the American sportswear K-Swiss and they mashed the Classic 66 with the iconic camo of BAPE.  I am in the middle of my decision to decide if I am adding this to my collection? let me know what you think?

The sneaker has a storied history and was the first leather tennis shoe to be debuted at a major Grand Slam tournament. This revitalized version stays true to the design specifications of the OG model, and features five stripe branding, D-rings, unique three-piece toe design and original shield logo branding. What sets this ’66 apart, however, is the unmistakable AAPE camouflage.

 these drop December 15 at retailers

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Quest to Run Sub 2 Marathon: Breaking2

Today Nike unveils Breaking2, an innovation moonshot designed to unlock human potential.

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Like all daring dreams, Breaking2 has an audacious goal: Enable a sub two-hour marathon time.

Many consider this feat impossible. It requires reducing the current men’s world record time of 2:02:57 by three percent. However, that challenge is exactly what drives Nike; the impossible is an opportunity to envision the future of sport.

To help achieve a sub two-hour marathon, Nike is working with a diverse team of leaders across several fields of science and sport with a holistic approach to athletes, product, training, nutrition and environment.

Breaking2 provides an opportunity to explore whether the impossible is within reach. It is the ultimate embodiment of Nike’s mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete on the planet.

THE ATHLETES

Reaching a sub two-hour marathon requires shaving seven seconds off each of the 26.2 miles of the marathon. Even for the world’s best runners this is a massive leap.

Nike spent significant time identifying three elite athletes who are perfectly equipped for (and bold enough to take on) the challenge.

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea are all lined up to attempt the impossible and run a sub two-hour marathon. These runners are not afraid of the unknown — they attack it.

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THE TEAM

Nike is always looking for barriers to break and the idea of a sub two-hour marathon has come up many times.  Fueled by a long-standing passion for running, Nike began working on a footwear solution specific to the marathon in 2013. This effort ultimately transitioned a year later into a full-on commitment to breaking the two-hour marathon, precipitating the formation of the Breaking2 team.

The Breaking2 team includes world-class experts across biomechanics, coaching, design, engineering, materials development, nutrition and sports psychology and physiology. Alignment of the group’s diverse knowledge bases aims to unpack performance at the molecular level. In this, the team will obsess every detail of the Breaking2 attempt, from weather conditions to jerseys, enabling Eliud, Lelisa and Zersenay to maximize their potential.

THE INNOVATION

To run the perfect race, the athletes require the most innovative product. This is a critical pillar of the Breaking2 attempt, and where Nike is able to deliver unrivaled performance benefits. After years of extensive research and development, Breaking2 will debut a system of groundbreaking innovation that has the potential to elevate every runner.

THE ATTEMPT

To go faster than ever, each second is optimized by careful consideration of course and conditions.

The date and location of the sub two-hour race attempt will be revealed next year.

Join us to follow the progress of Breaking2 here.

WHERE TO COP THE ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “BLACK/WHITE”

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Adidas Originals has just revealed the official global store list for the adidas Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Black/White. The shoes officially release on December 17th, 2016, with an MSRP of $220. In addition to the store list, you can purchase the shoes through the adidas Confirmed App reservation system, which is now applicable to fourteen U.S. cities as well as Paris, Antwerp, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen. Please note that the U.S. store list only includes official adidas retail stores and not boutiques. Check with your local sneaker boutique to see if they are releasing the Yeezy Boost 350 Black White.

WHERE TO BUY ADIDAS YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 ONLINE

adidas.com (11am est)
AFEW (Raffle)
Antonioli (IG Raffle)
BackDoor (Raffle)

Barneys (Random time)
Citadum (IG Raffle)
HBX (Raffle)
KicksUSA (TBD)

Foot Action (10am est)

Foot Locker (10am est)
Finish Line (10am est)

Eastbay (10am est)
END Clothing (Raffle)

Champs Sports (10am est)
Highs & Lows (Raffle)
Oki-ni (Raffle)
Philip Browne (Raffle)
SneakersnStuff (Raffle)
Starcow (IG Raffle)
Triads Clothing (IG Raffle)
Wellgosh (Raffle)
YCMC (Raffle)
YME (Raffle)
Stay tuned for more online retailers

If want them earlier and don’t mind paying extra:
Stadium Goods (Available Now)
eBay (Available Now)

SINGAPORE

adidas Originals Store Singapore
9 Scotts Road Singapore

Limited Edt Chamber
10 Bayfront Ave Singapore

MALAYSIA

Sole What
Lingkaran Syed Putra Kuala Lampur

adidas Originals Store Pavilion
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

Crossover
Jalan PJS 11/15 KUALA LUMPUR

PHILIPPINES

adidas Glorietta 2
Ayala Avenue cor. Pasay Road, Ayala Center, Makati Manila

Commonwealth
SM Aura Premier, Fort Bonifacio Manila

Sole Academy
Bonifacio High Street Manila

 

9 Tips to Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

Lifestyle Changes to Help Control Diabetes

It’s the Holy Grail for people with diabetes – checking your blood sugar and seeing the numbers right in line. Can lifestyle changes help? Yes, say nutrition experts and top diabetes doctors. Check out these 9 tips to for lowering your blood sugar naturally…
If you have diabetes, lowering blood sugar isn’t just a short-term goal: It absolutely helps prevent or delay diabetes complications, including kidney, eye and nerve diseases, such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Most of these conditions require 10 or more years to develop, but “it’s still worth aggressively managing blood sugar levels to slow the onset of complications,” says Edward Geehr, MD, Lifescript Chief Medical Officer.

Here are 9 tips to keep your readings on target…

1. Never eat huge meals.

“I always tell my patients to spread their food out over the day, keeping carbohydrates consistent,” says Jill Weisenberger, MS, RD, a Virginia certified diabetic educator and Lifescript’s nutrition expert.

“Don’t eat small meals to save up for a big dinner,” she advises.

To help your body regulate blood sugar levels:

    • Avoid fasting
    • Don’t skip meals
    • Know your carb counts

How many carbs per meal are ideal?

“It’s tailored to each individual,” says Weisenberger, who factors in medication, hormones and other key information for each patient.

A typical starting point is 45 grams per meal for women and 60 grams for men, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). But some experts now recommend a greater reduction in carbs from the diet.

From there, make adjustments according to your blood glucose readings

2. Eat more resistant starch

Resistant starch – found in some potatoes and beans – bypasses the small intestine, gets metabolized by the good bacteria and then behaves as dietary fiber in the large intestine, Weisenberger says.

“Even after your next meal, your blood sugar will be lower,” she says. “It’s called the ‘second-meal effect.’”

You’ll find resistant starch in a potato that has been baked and then cooled, but not in a warm potato. So a half-cup of potato salad will bring on better blood sugar readings than the same amount of warm mashed potatoes.

Resistant starches are also found in:

    • Unripe bananas
    • Beans and lentils
    • Whole grains, including wheat, oats, rice and buckwheat
    • Corn
    • Cold pasta

3. Beans are a girl’s best friend.

Can something as simple and inexpensive as beans really help with diabetes control?

Absolutely! says the ADA. That’s because beans are slowly digested, resulting in only a small rise in blood glucose levels.

People with type 2 diabetes who ate at least a cup of legumes (beans, chickpeas and lentils) daily for three months had lower blood glucose (blood sugar) levels, as measured by the A1C test, according to a 2012 Canadian study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine

(An A1C, or glycated hemoglobin test, is a way to measure your average blood glucose levels over a 2- to 3-month period.)

Beans also are an excellent source of folate, which is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, a common diabetes complication.

Eating 1-3 cups of cooked beans a day will lower total cholesterol 5%-19%.

And if you love the convenience of cooking once and enjoying leftovers for days afterward, it’s easy enough to whip up a batch of homemade lentil stew, 9-bean soup or chili once a week.

Not a big bean eater? Sneak beans into your favorite foods, including:

    • Soups
    • Salads
    • Side dishes
    • Casseroles

But introduce them gradually into your diet, the ADA says. Chew thoroughly, drink plenty of liquids to aid digestion and take enzyme products such as “Beano” to avoid gastrointestinal distress.

For convenience, go for canned beans, which require less preparation time and are as healthy as dried varieties.

4. Shed a few pounds.
Carrying around extra pounds causes insulin resistance, keeping the blood sugar-lowering hormone from working.

Your weight-loss goals don’t have to be enormous either. Some of Weisenberger’s patients have seen improvements in blood glucose readings with only a 5-pound loss, she says.

 
5. Get more high-quality shut-eye.

Poor or limited sleep affects body chemistry, and getting more slumber helps with blood sugar control, Weisenberger says.

Chronic lack of sleep may contribute to the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a Feb. 2015 University of Chicago study.

Healthy volunteers who didn’t get enough sleep for several nights in a row had higher blood levels of fatty acids, which reduced the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugar, the researchers found.

Lack of sleep is also linked with other health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Aim for at least 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.

Having sleep troubles? Follow these recommendations:

    • Sleep in a cool, dark room.
    • Exercise early, and not within 3 hours of bedtime
    • Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.
    • Don’t look at screens for at least an hour before bedtime, including TV, tablets, cell phones and computers.
6. Make friends with some cactus.

The paddle-shaped nopal cactus (also known as “prickly pear”) might reduce blood sugar.

The fruit and stem of the nopal plant may slow carbohydrate absorption and lower post-meal blood glucose readings, according to some preliminary studies. But no large studies have proven if nopal is effective to prevent or treat diabetes, says NYU Langone Medical Center.

Popular in central Mexico, nopal is boiled, grilled, fried or mashed, added to soups and stews, and even eaten raw. It’s a good source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and protein.

7. Banish stress.

When you’re stressed out, your body creates a lot of stored energy – glucose and fat – so cells can use it when called into action.

In people with diabetes, this extra energy doesn’t make it to the cells, so glucose stays in the blood and results in high readings, according to the ADA.

How can you burn off tension?

Yoga and meditation have helped lower blood sugar levels in her patients, Weisenberger says. For even better results, try these practices as well:

    • Tai chi
    • Deep breathing
    • An attitude of gratitude
    • Positive thinking
    • Giving yourself pep talks

Not your thing? Then create your own stress-relieving routines, such as:

    • Learning a craft
    • Starting a hobby
    • Exercising or stretching to music
    • Taking a warm bath or shower
    • Watching a movie
8. Move a little more each day.

Exercise normalizes blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes (but not type 1).

“In type 2, exercise helps improve insulin resistance,” says James G. Beckerman, MD, a cardiologist in Portland, Ore. “The end result is lower blood sugars.”

But exercise is important for both types of diabetes because it helps prevent heart attack, stroke or diminished blood flow to the legs.

Because exercise can immediately reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetics, work with your health care team to determine the right amount of activity and timing for insulin.

A combination of strength-building resistance and aerobic exercise may be the most beneficial, Dr. Beckerman says.

[Check out more ideas in Kathy Smith’s Exercises for Diabetics.

9. Never skip breakfast.

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the day’s most important meal. This is especially true for those who have diabetes. After fasting 8-12 hours, your body needs food to balance blood sugar levels and injected insulin from the previous night.

A high-protein breakfast may help women maintain better glucose control, according to 2014 University of Missouri research.

In the study, women aged 18-55 years old consumed meals with similar calories, fat, and fiber contents — but differing amounts of protein. Researchers monitored the amount of glucose and insulin in the participants’ blood for four hours after they ate breakfast.

The best breakfasts contained 39 grams of protein and led to lower post-meal glucose spikes than the meals with less protein, the researchers found.

Besides, eating breakfast can help overweight people with type 2 diabetes shed extra pounds. Of the 4,000 participants In the National Weight Control Registry who maintained at least a 30-pound weight loss for about 5.5 years, almost all said they ate breakfast daily.

For more information, visit Diabetes Health Center.

How Much Do You Know About Diabetes?
In the United States alone, 29.1 million people have diabetes. And 8.1 million of them don’t even know it. Unfortunately, misinformation about diabetes is rampant – and mixing up the facts about this disease can have dire consequences. Test your knowledge with our diabetes quiz.

The Launch of SIMLIM.SG

In case you don’t already have an opinion on Sim Lim Square, ask anyone what they think about it and it’s unlikely that you will get very positive feedback.

The problem is that when Sim Lim Square makes the headlines, it’s usually not for good news. And despite continuous efforts from the management to revitalize the mall, the place still feels quite empty.

Two tech-lovers want to change that with an independent price comparison platform called Simlim.sg, aimed at bringing more transparency to Singapore’s largest electronics and IT hub. “Sim Lim Square has so much potential to be a great place. It’s like a cave of wonders for tech-geeks with hidden gems you can’t find anywhere else in Singapore.” says Michael Grosso, co-founder of Simlim.sg. “But finding the good deals and avoiding the bad ones is precisely everyone’s biggest challenge when it comes to shopping at Sim Lim Square. That’s why we decided to launch Simlim.sg.”
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Simlim.sg offers a simple interface whereby visitors can search and browse thousands of electronics and IT products, and be provided with the latest prices from over 55 participating Sim Lim Square merchants (as of launch 9 Nov 2016). Users also have the option of directly communicating with merchants through the platform’s Messaging feature where they can ask for more product details, check stock availability, or enquire about anything else – from the convenience of their home or MRT ride to work.
Aside from price comparison and perhaps more importantly, the platform also allows customers to rate merchants in an effort to encourage and recognize good customer service at the mall.
By digitizing retailers, Simlim.sg combines the convenience of an e-commerce- like platform with the accessibility of physical stores, relieving customers from having to choose between waiting for deli very and spending time locating a store that sells what they need.
“Stores are not dead, but they have to adapt” says Michael.“ Besides proposing an ever-better in-store experience, small shops need to step up their online presence as well.
This is crucial because even though we are still mostly buying from stores today, we are increasingly relying on information found online to decide what and where we’re going to
buy. The problem is that small shops are essentially invisible online, which leads to a growing part oftheir business lost to e-commerce each year.”
Michael came up with the idea out of sheer observation while he was looking for a
hard drive in Sim Lim Square. “I remember seeing an excited group of students sitting on the floor by the lifts, circling good deals on price lists spread out in front of them. Then I saw almost everyone else going from one store to another, relentlessly hunting for the right product at the right price. Obviously most retailers and shoppers own a computer or a smartphone, so I figured there must be a better way to connect them together.” Simlim.sg was born.
Roger Mulchandani and Michael Grosso met in 2015, while working at the same advertising firm in Singapore.
“Michael and I quickly became good friends, and we started talking about Simlim.sg soon after we met. I immediately saw the potential of a service that could finally allow shoppers and retailers to connect more directly. Both Michael and I grew up in small family businesses and thus fully appreciate the importance of helping them be an active part of today’s digital economy. The irony is that a lot of them actually have better prices than the bigger stores or e- commerce, but no one knows about it because they are essentially invisible.” said Roger.
The topic became a recurring conversation, and the chats soon turned into a serious project on which the pair found themselves spending countless nights and weekends perfecting the concept and development of Simlim.sg.
The two co-founders contacted Sim Lim Square’s management as soon as the site was ready for a demo in July, to show them the concept and get their feedback before approaching the merchants of the mall. Their feedback was very positive; even more so from the merchants themselves.
As Roger relates: “I got to spend a lot of time with various shop owners understanding their concerns about trading at the mall, and how previous bad publicity had affected them. Once I shared our vision of Simlim.sg and how transparency could benefit both their business and customers, they totally got it.
Both Michael and I were very encouraged to see that we got over 55 businesses to join the platform before we even launched. And it’s incredibly rewarding to see that we literally have every category of IT and electronics represented on the platform from Day 1.”
Simlim.sg has over 55 retailers as of launch date featuring over 4000 products available across all categories of IT and consumer electronic

GOODSMANS EALING TURNTABLE

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SINGAPORE, October 2016 –  This season, Lamch & Co introduces the Ealing turntable by Goodmans, a household name in home entertainment since the 1920s in the UK. Built with portability in mind, the Ealing turntable is a stylish and portable piece of musical history, constructed with a classic chassis and adorned with authentic detailing

Ealing’s design is inspired by classic lines to exude a stylish vintage vibe.  With contemporary upgrades, Ealing is a turntable that not only looks chic and fashionable with its textured cover and capped with both gold and rose gold hardware for a touch of elegance, it is also adorned with a hardwearing finish for durability.

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With stereo speakers built-in, Ealing is as easy to operate as it is beautiful. It comes fully equipped with the necessary hardware to listen to your vinyl records straight away. But if your inner audiophile longs for a fuller and more robust sound, the in-built pre-amplifier and included cable sets ensures a flawless connection between your Ealing to your powered speakers for an immediate auditory boost.

For those who prefer the best of both the new world convenience and old school charm, the Ealing is brought up to speed with the latest technology, enabling you to connect to your computer and save your favourite music right from your vinyl records. All the cables you would need, and the software for archiving your music, are also included to make the process of converting all of your vinyl records into MP3 files on your computer a breeze.

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Equipped with a built-in, rechargeable battery, Ealing is truly portable. There is no need to fret over a tethered power supply for those days when all you want is a great time in the park, at your friend’s party or even just around the house. Ealing is ready to spin whenever and wherever you are. Furthermore, with both aux-in ports and RCA connections baked-in, Ealing can be enjoyed either with friends or alone.

Get your groove on with the Ealing turntable, now available in at Antė@TANGS, Antė@Suntec Antė@Vivocity and Twobros Lifestyle & Gadget Store in black and cream, retailing at S$169.

Last Call for Yellow Ribbon Prison Run

Yellow Ribbon

Final call for registration! Come run for second chances and sign up for the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run happening Sunday, 4 Sept! Enter promo codes YRPpuma5 (for 10km run) and YRPpuma3 (for 5km walk) to enjoy exclusive discounts. Registration closes today so hurry and run for second chances today!

And dont forget that Racepack collection will be next Saturday on the 20 Aug happening at Suntec City Convention Centre.

Sat – Sun, 20 – 21 Aug 2016

11am – 8pm

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 3 Concourse

1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593

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