Petra Hapsari  23 August 2017 13:20

Six-month-old babies tend to start doing many things. At that age, babies can also start to eat more solid food than breast milk. So, babies can start learning how to eat, starting from mushy good such as baby porridge to soft food such as steamed rice.

Introducing first food to baby is not as easy as what we imagine. If we do not do it correctly, we might make the baby sick. As a mother, you should understand your baby’s situation and understand what kind of food you can give to the babies who start to learn to eat.

Recently, baby-led weaning method becomes the new controversy. Some say that it's a breakthrough, while some say that it's dangerous for babies.

But actually, what is baby-led weaning?

Baby-led weaning is one of the ways to introduce food to babies by letting them feed themselves. An English health adviser Gill Rapley was the one who popularized it.

Baby led-weaning encourages your babies to eat food they want with the amount they need, not what mother wants them to take. It allows your babies to explore food and know what they want. It also introduces the babies to various kinds of food.

When can we start baby-led weaning?

The experts along with The American Academy of Pediatric (AAP) recommend the right time for babies for baby-led weaning is when they are 6 months. During this age, babies are generally able to sit by themselves and take things around them. Besides, their tongues’ reflexes are better. They can chew and take out food, and their intestines are more ready to digest food.

However, age is not the only thing determining whether your baby is ready for baby-led weaning. Some babies might be able to practice baby-led weaning when they are 6 months, some might be not since they are not yet able to take something, chew food or maybe they have special need. It depends on their own condition and mothers should understand it before taking any decisions.

For mothers who feel like their babies are ready to practice baby-led weaning, it’s better for them to introduce baby-led weaning to babies during family dining time. Babies will see people around them, and they will imitate as babies find it easy to imitate older people. They often try to take food from their older siblings or parents, and they feel happy when they are able to do what they do.

What is the right food to give?

The right food to give during baby-led weaning is food are those that are easy for babies to hold — mostly known as finger food. Besides, it is important to start with soft food since their teeth are not grown completely. Cut the food into small pieces to enable them to hold it and do not give food that might choke them.

Give the babies various kinds of food from different food categories every day to let them get the required nutrition. Here are some food you can give to your babies:

  • Carbohydrate group such as potato, pasta, bread or soft rice.
  • Fat group, such as avocado.
  • Protein group such as chicken or soft-boiled meat, egg and fish without bones.
  • Fruits and vegetables group such as banana, papaya, broccoli and carrot — but make sure they are steamed first!
  • Dairy group, such as cheese and yogurt.

Is there any shortcoming of baby-led weaning?

It is normal if babies who start to learn how to eat drop their foods, especially for babies practicing baby-led weaning. There are a lot of lessons to learn when they are feeding themselves. They learn how to hold, take, put food inside their mouth, chew and swallow. Babies might face some difficulties at the first time of doing it, however, as the time goes by, they will get used to it. As a mother, you are supposed to be patient in dealing with it.

However, six-months-old babies who learn to eat are at risk in getting iron deficiency. Starting from the age of 6 months, the iron in their bodies will decrease, so they will need more iron from their food. However, it is still hard for the babies to eat solid food such as meat rich in iron. To meet their iron needs, mothers should be able to tackle it by giving pure meat, pure green vegetables, or fortified cereal. If needed, mothers can still feed the babies using spoon and not entirely by the baby-led weaning.

How to practice safe baby-led weaning?

Baby-led weaning is safe for babies if it is done correctly. Here are some tips to do it safely:

  • Avoid giving food which might cause them to get choke such as nuts, whole grape, apple with its skin and so on.
  • Do not leave the babies when they are eating, or they are near food.
  • Baby should eat in the position of sitting.
  • Pay attention if the babies have allergy. Babies will react if he has an allergy towards certain food. Thus, avoid giving food that cause them allergy.

The article was previously published in and all medical data has been reviewed by a licensed medical doctor.



Petra Hapsari  22 August 2017 19:50

Many people think fruits are the best food to eat for diet while in fact, it is not always as it seems.

Some fruits have high sugar content that will only make you gain more calories — and later, fat. It is important for you to know which fruits have low sugar and are good to help you lose weight.

So, which fruits are the best for diet?

There some low-sugar fruits you can consume to help you lose weight and control your blood sugar. You also do not need to worry about your nutrition need since they contain numbers of important nutrition such as protein and fiber. Here are five of those:

1. Berries

Strawberry, raspberry and blackberry are low-sugar fruits. The average sugar content in these fruits per 150 grams is only 4 to 7 grams. They are also rich in antioxidant and vitamin C, so they will affect your skin and digestion system well.

However, you shall limit your blueberry intake since it has the highest amount of sugar content among other berries. Blueberry has around 15 grams per 150 grams.

2. Watermelon

The water content in watermelon reaches 90% which is why this fruit is really awesome to consume during a hot afternoon. Besides, watermelon is mostly recommended by health experts for those who want to lose weight. Not only that it is rich in water, watermelon also can increase body’s metabolism. A cup full of watermelon sliced into dices only contains lower than 10 grams of sugar content.

3. Avocado

A lot of people do not realize that avocado is one of low-sugar fruits even though it has high healthy fats.

4. Kiwi

Not only that it has high amount of vitamin C, it also has low-sugar content. One kiwi only has six grams of sugar content and it has antioxidant that can help your body fight against infection and free radicals.

5. Lemon and key lime

Compared to orange, lemon and key lime have lower sugar content which is only 1 to 2 grams of sugar for one medium size fruit. These two fruits are also good to be mixed into drink to decrease your appetite.

The article was previously published in and all medical data has been reviewed by a licensed medical doctor.


Tunggul Kumoro  22 August 2017 17:15

Bryan Singer's long-development biopic about the legendary British rock band Queen, "Bohemian Rhapsody", has announced more casts for remaining members of the band.

British actors Ben Hardy (X-Men Apocalypse, EastEnders) and Gwilym Lee (The Tourist, The Hollow Crown) will be playing drummer Roger Taylor and lead guitarist Brian May. While bassist John Deacon will be portrayed by American Joe Mazzello (The Social Network, Justified).

Those three would join Emmy winner Rami Malek (Night at the Museum, Mr. Robot) who had earlier signed on to play front man Freddie Mercury.

The biopic has been in the works for at least a decade. Produced with the full cooperation of Queen members, moreover with Taylor and May serve as musical directors of the film, "Bohemian Rhapsody" shall possess a stunning level of detail, just like the Queen official site wrote.

There has been no information for the plot. The production for the film itself is planned to start this September and scheduled for release on December 25, 2018.



Tunggul Kumoro  21 August 2017 09:40

Persistent insomnia is enough to drive anyone mad. You might turn to your phone to make the hours to go faster, but will only prolong your sleep deficiency — no sleep expert recommends you to turn on any gadget before you go to bed though.

Essex-based company Lush might have the solution for those insomniacs in case counting sheeps doesn't help. Named "Sleepy", this so-called miracle lotion recently takes the internet by storm. Chronically sleep-deprived people claimed to get a better night's sleep upon putting on the beauty products on their skin.

Sleepy is a perfect mix of cocoa butter, oatmeal body lotion, lavender oil, tonka absolute and ylang-ylang oil. It was originally created as a limited edition product, but it’s so good that many stores that the company had no option but to list it to its permanent products.

“We knew the product was good, but we didn’t know everyone would fall for it,” told Leigh Casbourne, a brand and product trainer for Lush to Global News.


Picked up some #Lush #Sleepy. Excited to see if it is as good as it's claimed to be. #insomnia #lushsleepy

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Goodnight Sadie #sleepybaby #lushsleepy

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Seeing all of those positive reviews, insomniacs should just give this product a try. Else, you can let others to try it first in case you are too afraid, your baby for example. 


Tunggul Kumoro  18 August 2017 10:30

When famed physicist Stephen Hawking thought that making contact with extraterrestrial creatures would be a bad idea indeed, a sci-fi film "Skyline" in 2010 tried to show us what would happen if we turn down his warning. Perhaps, you could not even remember that movie, but a full trailer for its spin-off sequel "Beyond Skyline" has just been dropped to remind you.

Set concurrently with the original film, Frank Grillo (Zero Dark Thirty, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge: Election Year) is a father who is on quest to free his son during a worldwide alien attack. Being sucked into the space aircraft, he is stranded across the planet and finds the leader of an underground human resistance, Iko Uwais (The Raid, Headshot, Star Wars: Force Awakens).

Filmed in Batam and Yogyakarta, "Beyond Skyline" by director Liam O’Donnell is set to open this year.



  11 August 2017 18:00

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Fax, short for facsimile, is something most 90s kids are familiar with. Remember having older people yell ‘do not answer the ringing phone!’ because they were waiting for some documents to be transferred via a huge phone with an attached printer?

For those of you who were born after the latter part of the 90s or in the 2000s, you might not know what it is. We doubt you even remember living in a world where an internet connection wasn’t a necessity. But because we love a good throwback, we’d like to introduce you to the machine.

Facsimile is a telephonic transmission to scanned printed materials. The original document is scanned with a fax machine. Then, the data is turned into a bitmap and into some kind of tone, transmitted through the telephone system, and received by another fax machine that will interpret the tone back to the original form of the messages. The machine then will print a copy of the document.

Cool right? It’s like telepathy between machines, but with a physical copy of the messages.

But if it’s so cool, why haven’t most millennials heard of it?

This is most probably because most millennials have become accustomed to using email and communicating via mobile devices.

That being said, do you know that fax is very much alive and well? According to NGN Telecoms, a global company that specializes in telecommunication services — including fax, between 17-25 billion faxes are still sent worldwide annually. That’s a stack of paper over 530 km high, or 2,300 times higher than Jakarta’s Menara BCA.

“According to our conversations with PT. Telkom Indonesia, in Indonesia alone, approximately 10 million fax pages are sent daily. The fax service market is also still growing at a rate of 15.2 percent globally,” said Justin Webb, Chief Information Officer of NGN Telecoms.

“Faxes are also more secure. Remember SONY Entertainment’s email hack in 2015? Since then, the CEO made the S.O.P. of all internal communications to be only by fax. The FBI and many US state departments only accept faxed documents for security reasons as faxes can't be tampered with remotely.”

“Believe it or not, faxes are also much easier to use. Scanning to email results in very large documents and thus bandwidth and mail sever storage requirements. Thus why fax has been a long time tradition for most business workers.”

The future is digital

Even if it is better to use fax for business purposes, it’s not environmentally-friendly, right? Imagine all the toner and paper used annually!

Conventional fax machines are usually shared with other co-workers, so while it’s more secure than emails, a confidential fax that gets automatically printed by a fax machine is guaranteed to be seen by more than its intended recipients. It’s also a hassle to share the machine with other people who have to wait in line just to use it.

“That’s where digital-fax, or D-Fax, comes in,” said Justin. “D-Fax allows for fax documents to be received to an email account. All that’s required for set up is an active email address.”

“Our team links the email address to a unique D-Fax number. Then you can start receiving faxes to your email account straight away. The documents can now be opened, saved, printed or forwarded.”

Then why not just use a regular email, you might ask.

“Compared to sending a large PDF through email, where one has to scan the document, wait for it to upload to their email, type in long email addresses, subject lines and a body and the recipient then has to also wait for the large file to download on the other side. With Digital fax, one just places the document into their fax machine, punches in a phone number and done! The recipient gets a PDF in their email that not only has military grade encryption, but it has been compressed to 10-20kb per page making it very easy to download on the other side no matter what your bandwidth situation is.”

The best part in all of this, is that for a limited time, you can now get a digital fax number yourself, for free! Click on this link to find out how.




Syifa Fauziah  11 August 2017 08:55

The number of people doing online shopping has been increasing as people prefer to buy things via apps than to go to shops or malls.

Today, we can find more and more applications helping people to shop online. One of which is LYKE, a platform providing more than 150,000 beauty to fashion shops.

LYKE CEO Bastian Purrer said they are committed to create fun online shopping experience. Therefore, LYKE released the first technology called LYKE Image Search.

“We realize that consumers have difficulty to find fashion which is suitable to their inspiration, especially if they do not know the specific name of the fashion item. That is why we create LYKE Image Search,” Bastian said to reporters at Office 88, Jakarta.

Using the new feature, consumers only need to take the picture of fashion inspiration that they want through the camera on LYKE app or get picture from their phone and upload it on LYKE Search Image feature.

“Consumers only need less than 10 seconds to check and compare the price in more than 300 shops on LYKE,” He continued.

Bastian added that to get products that match the picture, the size of picture have to be large.

“The resolution of picture must be large and the picture should be clear,” he added.

Well, shopping just got much easier.


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