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Is your smartphone and GPS device the reason for your memory loss?

That smartphone in your hand. It has increasingly become the personal assistant you reach out to for contact numbers, email addresses, information or even directions to get from point A to point B. While using external devices to keep track of things makes our lives easier, Dr Oliver Hardt from the Department of Psychology at…
7 Oct 2022 4 mins read

In Conversation With: Fong Hoe Fang, founder of Ethos Books

In many ways, the freedom that founder of Ethos Books Fong Hoe Fang yearns for in exploration, stories, and ultimately his life of activism and books is often echoed by his desire to ride a motorcycle “into the sunset”. “I think it’s more of a sense of freedom to be able to just jump on…
6 Oct 2022 7 mins read

Fashion models: Are magazines and runway shows going global or staying local?

Fashion models hailing from other lands are no longer allowed to work in Nigeria under the law. This is the country’s move to take back the narrative of representation in the country’s native population, protect them in the fashion industry, and develop its talent pool. Yet, without enacting a similar legislation, the demand for local…
4 Oct 2022 4 mins read

Social media firms, online platforms face $1m fine, blocked under new safety Bill

Social media platforms with significant reach or impact in Singapore is now within the reach of the long arm of the law. They can no longer post shocking and harmful content and get away with it. Once when the Online Safety (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill becomes law, posting contents such as those advocating suicide or self-harm,…
4 Oct 2022 2 mins read

Private homeowners exempted from 15-month wait for resale HDB on case-by-case basis

Private homeowners looking to buy resale HDB flat because of needs and financial difficulties will be exempted from 15-month wait “on a case-by-case basis”, National Development Desmond Lee told Parliament on Tuesday (4 October). He also reiterated that those above the age of 55 looking to sell their private homes to move into four-room or…
4 Oct 2022 1 min read

Breast cancer awareness month 2022: Living beyond breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Singapore, with more than 2,000 diagnosed each year, and about 400 die from the disease. One in 13 women will get breast cancer in their lifetime and as of 2020, there were 2.26 million global cases of breast cancer, making it the most commonly diagnosed…
3 Oct 2022 6 mins read

Big Read Unwrapped: Passion for gold and getting into the psyche of a top athlete

Team Singapore’s passion for gold had its athletes lead a successful campaign in 2022. Sports administrators hailed the “bright future” ahead for Singapore sport after the showing by its athletes at the SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam; the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Britain; and the ASEAN Para Games in Solo, Indonesia. At the SEA Games,…
2 Oct 2022 3 mins read

Ageing in place: Not everyone’s cup of tea, but a necessary pill to swallow

For seniors to be able to age in place comfortably, the key is an inclusive neighbourhood.  Yet, just 10 years ago Singaporeans were fighting against this. They were adamant in not having a nursing home, a rehabilitation centre, an eldercare centre and even studio apartments for the elderly in their backyard. In February 2012, residents…
29 Sep 2022 4 mins read

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