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A Note on Japanese Aromatherapy

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.

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The Other Side of the #MeToo Movement

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

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What Women Really Want for Valentine’s Day

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

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Online Games Addiction

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

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To Make Friends Online, Join More Groups

“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

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How Facebook Friends Hurt Our Feelings And Our Thinking

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

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