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How to End a Conversation Gracefully Without Insulting Anyone

By John Rampton You’re talking with someone at a conference when it happens: You realize the conversation’s over. You’re both still contributing to the dialogue, but you’re just filling time with mindless banter. At this point, you have a couple of choices. You could stay and allow the other person to monopolize your time, but that

7 Simple Ways to Lighten Things Up

Срочный займ на карту в день обращения http://mirziamov.ru The times we are living in can feel heavy. If you’ve been carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, it’s time to set that down and lighten things up. Here are a few simple ideas to consider. Dump It Out What things are weighing on

Grandma Recreates Her Iconic Flip Hairstyle Graduation Photos: ‘Wonderful Moments’

An Indiana grandma has recreated her high school graduation photos, including her iconic 60s flip hair, 45 years after they were first taken. Jan Ellis, 69, finished school in 1969 and commemorated the occasion with a special photo shoot. Decades later, Jan’s brother, New York artist Ed Woodham, 63, visited her in Kokomo, Indiana, and suggested

Feeling Young Can Reduce the Aging Effects of Stress, Research Suggests

New research shows how feeling young can protect people from the physiological ravages of stress. People who feel younger have a greater sense of well-being, less inflammation, and better cognitive function, according to research. They also have a lower risk of hospitalization. According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, feeling younger may

Ways To Tell If Someone Has Depression

  We all experience some kind of negative attitudes in our lives — such as feeling bored, loss of interest, feeling down or feeling lonely. These are normal feelings to us as human beings but if this kind of feeling persists for long, that kind of state turns to be depression. Many people have depression

Food Stockpiling Started in Singapore as DORSCON Level Raises to Orange

7 February 2020 Singapore has raised the DORSCON level to orange today, which indicates a situation where the disease is severe and spreads easily from person to person.   See the chart below from the Ministry of Health. This follows from three new confirmed cases today that have no links to previous cases or have no

Pope Jai Thai: Good Food, Good Service, Greater Cause

For many entrepreneurs, conceiving and building a unique business idea from the ground up is not easy. But the restaurant Pope Jai Thai is one of those rare, up-worthy businesses that have stood the test of time. Some might know Pope Jai Thai, as one that serves good food and employs those with special needs.

10 Cool Christmas Gadgets for Guys

No more generic mugs and stocking-stuffers for your guy friends this Christmas! We have shortlisted 10 cheap, practical and ultra-useful gifts that will make him remember your kindness and thoughtfulness, at least till Christmas next year!   1. Self-stirring mugs (for an efficient boss) The self-stirring cup tops our list this year. Unlike common self-stirring

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Is Kayaking Really Dangerous? Get To Know The 9 Real Dangers of Kayaking

On August 8 2019, two Singaporeans went missing while kayaking in Malaysia. The couple were separated from their 13-people group and had been missing since then. It was only until the 6th day when the body of the woman had been found. However, the authorities called off the search operation for the man on the

Part-Time Maids in Singapore

Part-Time Maids in Singapore

While full-time domestic helpers are indispensable to many Singaporean families, there are a growing number of households who find it difficult to justify hiring a full-time maid. These include those who live alone, or families whose adult children are rarely at home. For such households, who only need a little domestic help, hiring a part-time

Celebrities used all kinds of tricks to open a bottle. And she used her VOICE!

[New Tang Dynasty News, July 09, 2019] A wave of “Bottle Cap Challenge” (#BottleCapChallenge) has hit social media recently.  The basic idea of this challenge is to unscrew a bottle cap with a kick, without toppling the bottle itself. Many martial arts stars, models, celebrity actors and singers have since attempted the challenge, showing off

Min Ziqian (闵子骞)

Dizi Gui (弟子规): The Highest Level of Filial Piety

弟子规 弟子规,圣人训。首孝弟,次谨信。 泛爱众,而亲仁。有余力,则学文。 父母呼,应勿缓,父母命,行勿懒。 父母教,须敬听,父母责,须顺承。 冬则温,夏则凊,晨则省,昏则定。 出必告,反必面,居有常,业无变。 事虽小,勿擅为,苟擅为,子道亏。 物虽小,勿私藏,苟私藏,亲心伤。 亲所好,力为具,亲所恶,谨为去。 身有伤,贻亲忧,德有伤,贻亲羞。 亲爱我,孝何难,亲憎我,孝方贤。 亲有过,谏使更,怡吾色,柔吾声。 谏不入,悦复谏,号泣随,挞无怨。 亲有疾,药先尝,昼夜侍,不离床。 丧三年,常悲咽,居处变,酒肉绝。 丧尽礼,祭尽诚,事死者,如事生。 At Home, Be Dutiful to My Parents What parents like, make an effort to possess. What parents despise, carefully get rid of. Injury to one’s body brings parents worry. Injury to one’s character brings parents shame. When parents

19 Years of Strength

20 Years of Strength

Twenty years ago, on July 20, nearly 1 in 10 Chinese citizens became enemies of the state solely because they wished to live their lives according to the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Today, Falun Gong is peacefully practised by over 100 million people in more than 80 countries. In addition, the spiritual practice

Mindfulness and Meditation Could Help You Thrive Despite Adversity

How Meditation Can Help you Overcome Adversity

Imagine being trapped in a cave, unsure if any help will arrive. Fear and despair have begun to well up. “Is there still hope of survival?” you think to yourself. That was the situation twelve Thai boys and their football coach found themselves in, in 2018. Trapped in a flooded cave complex for over two

Sharifah Fazzeleen

Being a Single Mother and Entrepreneur

“Raising a child is challenging. Raising a child alone is even more so.” —Slogan of AWARE Singapore for the launch of  # asinglelove. Motherhood is not an easy journey. Taking care after bundles of joy also brings pain and sorrow. The hardest part of motherhood for a woman is dealing with her own emotions, especially

Loving a Child with Autism

Liza Foong and her daughter Vanessa Wang were rushing to meet us on the day of the interview when 18-year-old Vanessa fell down along the way. After apologising for being late, Liza sat down and regaled us with her colourful and gleeful account of raising a child with autism. Throughout the interview, Liza was positive,

The Courage to Dream: Conquering Mount Everest

Do you dare to climb Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak at 8,850m above sea level? Taming Mount Everest has long been an endeavour sought after by many intrepid travellers, but the treacherous terrain, situated in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet, is also a deadly zone that has claimed many lives. To

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