In late 2020, vaccinations became available for COVID-19 under emergency use authorization. Back then, getting a shot was considered a matter of personal choice. Within a few months, however, that choice is deteriorating, as a number of employers, schools, and even the federal government now insist that the shot is a must for everyone. With
A marriage ceremony is not just the union of two humans but is a sacred and solemn occasion that is founded on faith and ties two families together. Since ancient times, people of faith have upheld that wedlock is holy in nature and should be respected. Every culture and ethnicity has its own wedding-time traditions
By Jeff Minick From that most prolific of authors, Unknown, we have this aphorism: “A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” That amalgam of those three little bits into “grandparent” creates one of the greatest joys life can bestow on us. Being a grandparent is
Flies are a nearly unavoidable nuisance in most homes, especially during the warmer months of the year. They’re annoying for sure, but more than just pesky, houseflies (Musca domestica) can carry and transmit disease and cause illness. Consider these seven simple ways to banish these pests from the house and keep them out for good.
Grief comes boxed in many different packages. The death of a loved one, a routine visit to the doctor that reveals a fatal disease, the end of a marriage, a heart broken by betrayal, a young person caught up in drugs and sentenced to prison, the untimely death of a pet, bankruptcy, a job lost
Turkish photographer Abdullah Aydemir, from Istanbul, wanders the streets of his home metropolis unplanned to uncover gems in the rough. Within the eyes of the often impoverished children he crosses paths with, he finds hidden universes. A social studies teacher by profession, Abdullah is also passionate about art, through which he expresses “the pure and
Depending on where you live, you may not think of your local library as a hub of innovation, an efficient place to spend your time, or very cool at all. If so, you’re about to find out how wrong you are. Libraries are valuable community resources—now more than ever actually—and offer many benefits to families,
A rare 18th-century coin was discovered by a man in the UK while out walking his son’s dog—whose name is Lucky. Last month, Norman Atkinson, 66, stumbled on the George IV 1775 halfpenny while on a public footpath on Highdown Hill in the South Downs. The gardener, of Littlehampton, West Sussex, went on eBay to see
Kitchen cabinets are for storing dishes, not grease. Unfortunately, wood cabinets, whether painted or natural with a clear finish, are prone to all sorts of grease, grime, and gunk from simply being in the kitchen. Depending on just how much grease and grime you’re looking at and the supplies you have available, here are several
The pandemic has exacerbated an already troubling trust deficit across political, economic, and other demographic divides. Research shared just before the pandemic’s onset uncovered that millennials are reluctant to trust government, business leaders, corporations, social and mass media, or even traditional social institutions. Meanwhile, a recent Canadian survey found that half of respondents believe business
Trump will Win a Second Term? He Prophesied Trump’s Election in 2011 and Believe that was God’s Will
The next U.S. presidential election is just weeks away. It’s the most intense final stretch of the election before the voting day on November 3. Donald Trump has always claimed himself to be the “Chosen One” – the one who is chosen by God. In the Western society, the phrase “chosen man” is often used
With the prevalence of the Internet in our modern world, a growing number of young and middle-aged people are spending more of their time on social media. Statistics show that at least 79% of Singapore’s residents are active on social media. What impact does this have on people’s lives? Almost everyone on Facebook seems happy.
If your boss gives you a high five ✋🏻or a fist bump 👊🏻as a form of appreciation for your work, would you like it? Would you like it even more if your boss lunches with you? Or, if your boss gives you tips on how to address work challenges over a casual lunch? Everyone wants
When we think of aromatherapy, we usually think of an afternoon of massage in a spa, with scents and oils. Well, aromatherapy is more than that. It has a long history of usage in human civilization, from Egypt to Greece, and from Rome to China. And they usually have origin stories that are quite legendary.
Its appears that there is no lack of sexual harassment scandals reported worldwide. These scandals have ensnared public figures from disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein to famous director Doze Niu. While the verdicts against them are not out yet, such cases have galvanised public support for victims of sexual harassment. As outrage against sexual harassment gained
My idea of how Valentine’s Day should be spent has evolved over the years. I had spent 10 years in all-girls schools, which meant celebrating Valentine’s Day with my girlfriends at Orchard Road. I would occasionally wonder when I would start spending Valentine’s Day with an actual date instead. The media was a large influence
Unsurprisingly, Singapore has a rather avid gaming culture – just look around and you will see cybercafes full of teenagers clicking away and at home, teens and adults alike gaming late into the wee hours. You do not even have to look far: young children are playing with their parents’ mobile phones nowadays, and they
“If a person is looking for friends, they should basically be active in as many communities as possible,” says Anshumali Shrivastava, assistant professor of computer science at Rice University and coauthor of the study, which the researchers presented at the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining. “And if they want to become
A new study takes a critical look not just at Facebook and other similar platforms, but at the peculiarities of the systems on which they operate. The short-term effects of social exclusion posts create negative emotions in people who read them, and may affect thought processes in ways that make users more susceptible to advertising