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Want Less Stress? Try Kindness

You’ve tried it all. From deep breathing, to taking a nap, to venting to your friends, and yet you still feel stressed. Why not try a little kindness? Stress seems to be an epidemic these days. And if we’re not careful, today’s stress can become tomorrow’s anxiety, depression, or worse. But as we seek ways

Little Boy Teaches Frustrated Waitress a Life Lesson on Making Assumptions

Words of Wisdom aims to highlight important morals, which we feel our readers will benefit from reading. We hope you enjoy this fable. Albert Einstein once said, “Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong.” We may have made lots of assumptions in our lives, and how many of them are correct? One touching story

Stranger Learns a Lesson in Patience After Following a Grandpa and His ‘Little Brat’

Words of Wisdom aims to highlight important morals, which we feel our readers will benefit from reading. We hope you enjoy this fable. This comical tale about a grandpa’s unique way of handling his badly behaved 3-year-old grandchild was initially posted to Reddit’s “Welcome to/r/Jokes” page. Though intended as a joke, perhaps there’s something in this we can all learn

Woman’s Wish to Be Buried With a Fork in Hand Teaches an Important Life Lesson

Words of Wisdom aims to highlight important morals, which we feel our readers will benefit from reading. We hope you enjoy this fable. People are often afraid to die. However, a dying woman remained optimistic until the very end, because she knew “the best is yet to come.” Here we retell this tale of hope, which has been

Kayaking

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

The Pleasure of Practicing Frugality and the Task of Securing Self-Government

The Pleasure Of Practicing Frugality And The Task Of Securing Self-Government

Commentary Splitting your own wood warms you twice, so goes the old proverb. Similarly, practicing frugality enriches you twice: first, by leaving more money in your pocket and secondly, by shaping your character into a person who makes better choices about money generally. Nonetheless, frugality is not as glamorous a virtue as say courage—especially when

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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