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4 stylish HDB homes in Hougang

The homeowner roped in Keith Kum from Distinctidentity to create a home that is "simple and liveable" with ample storage, so he tore down the …

10 HDBs That Are Better Than Private Homes

May 16, 2017<p>BOOKMARK THIS STORY<p>Most people have typical impressions of HDB flats – boring, dull and unimaginative. But with some creativity and a …

10 Huge HDBs Flats That You Don't Get To See These Days

If your growing family is finding it cramped in your 90 sqm (970 sqft) apartment, and you’re on the hunt for a larger flat to keep everyone happy, …

The Science Behind Why Things Really Get Popular | Heleo

“Originality needs familiarity, and even genius needs distribution.”<p><b>Daniel Pink</b> is one of the world’s leading business thinkers and the bestselling …

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

17 Photos That'll Only Make Sense To People Who LOVE To Be Organized

Everything. In. Its. Place.

25 Spaces That Perfectly Illustrate Beautiful Kitchen Organization

Yes, storage can actually be stunning.<p>Yes, storage can actually be stunning. In these rooms, open shelving, glass cabinets and savvy kitchen islands make for orderly and tasteful kitchens.

Kitchens

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Boston

Being a Strategic Leader Is About Asking the Right Questions

If you asked the world’s most successful business leaders what it means to “be strategic,” how many different answers do you think you’d get? Consider this number: 115,800,000. It’s the number of unique links returned when I searched online for “strategic leadership.”<p>There’s a good reason for all …

PLATO

Being Catholic doesn’t suck

To a college student who missed World Youth Day …<p>Dear Hannah,<p>Two different people forwarded me your essay “Being Catholic Sucks.” I like it very …

The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb

There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t talk about what was …

20 Memorable One-Liners From Mother Angelica

Mincing words was never to her taste<p>Mother Angelica, a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration, never did anything in a small way. She was known for her …

Fatal Detraction: The Sin No One Talks About

It's easier to think the worst of others than the best, but what is that "dark joy" doing to our souls and society?<p>Every now and then I’m reminded of …

5 Ways the Devil Attacks During Lent

Feeling more temptation than usual? 'Tis the season, and here's how to recognize and respond to it:<p><i>The Lord said to satan, “Very well, all that he</i> …

No, You Can’t Have the Eucharist (And That’s OK)

No, You Can’t Have the Eucharist (And That’s OK)<p>February 9, 2016 by K. Albert Little<p>A stir was created, a few weeks ago, when a group of Lutheran …

Christianity

A college professor discovers a new way to motivate people.

What’s the secret of motivation? Niklas Morberg, CC BY-NC<p>Last semester I experimented with a new idea in my consumer behavior class. I gave pop quizzes on the assigned readings but with a little twist.<p>First and foremost, students were not required to take the quizzes. But if they did take a quiz …

Teaching

5 suggestions for fruitful discernment

In conversations with students and others, I have come to realize that many hold a model of discernment that reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “The …

The best of the Long Read in 2015

Our 15 favourite pieces of the year<p>The Long Read published 144 pieces in 2015 – our first full year. (If you’re counting at home, that’s about 800,000 words, or roughly the length of the first five Harry Potter novels.) It wasn’t easy to choose 15 favourites, but here they are – perfect reading for …

Books

This holiday season, 34 long reads to explore

Post-feast, pour another glass of wine and savor some of 2015’s best long reads, published on the Guardian and elsewhere<p>You’ve made it: your belly is full, and you’re now sitting on the couch with a glass of scotch in hand.<p>You now have a few hours to kill, so here’s a list of incredible features …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

From Muhammad to ISIS: Iraq's Full Story

If you’re not sure what <i>Odd Things in Odd Places</i> is and why I’m in Iraq by myself, here’s why.<p><b>PDF:</b> We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and …

5 Brilliant TED Talks That Will Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

These talks will inspire you to think differently about yourself and others.<p>Emotional intelligence is more than a hot topic or trending hashtag. The term describes an extremely important concept: a person's ability to recognize his or her own and other people's emotions, to understand the powerful …

Trends

Five Things that Transform a School

<b>So, maybe you’re on Twitter, your colleagues are on Twitter, you’re excited about ideas around new learning and your Principal might mention these</b> …

Education

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

A Church In Chicago Has Been Transformed Into This Family Home

Linc Thelen Design together with Scrafano Architects have transformed a church into a home for a family with three young children, in Chicago, …

Letter to My Younger Self

Dear 16-year-old Pete,<p>You’re about to go pro, and you’re pretty excited. Deep in your heart you know you’re eventually going to succeed. But believe …

Tennis

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

Europe