Low Chun Meng

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The hidden ways your language betrays your character

Every time we open our mouths, we unwittingly reveal our personalities.<p>If you overheard a conversation on a bus, do you think you could tell from the words that were used and the topics discussed, the personality of the people who were chatting? What about if I showed you a short story? Could you …

Psychology

Pedra Branca, rule of international law, the South China Sea, and how S’poreans fared poorly

When Singapore’s Terrexes were detained in Hong Kong, many jumped at the opportunity to chastise Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for apparently …

China

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

Productivity

52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers

<b>52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Teaching is hard, and at times it can seem like energy is in short supply. …

Teaching

Learning how to study is key to your child’s revision plan

The Easter holidays are upon us: a break full of joy and chocolate for younger children, but for those old enough to be concerned about important exams, a time of revision, and more revision. Candidates for GCSEs, AS-levels and A-levels, and their parents, will spend the next few weeks either …

How Libraries Are Becoming Modern Makerspaces

They’ve long served as communal gathering spots, but these civic institutions are becoming gateways to technological tinkering.<p>If you could ask Ben Franklin what public institution he would like to visit in America today, I bet he would say the public library. And if you asked him which part of the …

Makerspaces

This chart shows the most popular websites around the world

Goldman Sachs' annual compendium of its 100 best charts from the year is a treasure trove of information on pretty much everything.<p>One chart that jumped out at me while I was browsing was the one below that shows the top 15 websites in 11 big countries from around the world. Google is the clear …

Goldman Sachs

3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month's electric bill and my latest credit card bill. <i>Didn't I just pay those?</i> I wonder.<p>Against my better judgment, I open both emails, and the prospect of more money going out as opposed to in causes a good deal of anxiety to rise …

Mindfulness

Proof That Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.<p>But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that …

Employee Engagement

Top 10 Ways You're Probably Using Email Wrong

Email is the technology tool everyone relies on and yet perhaps also hates (it’s the cockroach of the internet!). Love it or hate it, we could …

Productivity

Apple to be first company in Singapore to power all operations from solar energy as first Apple Store confirmed

Apple has announced that it will power all of its operations in Singapore from solar energy, the first company in the city-state to do so. The scheme will also provide electricity to around 9,000 public-owned homes.<p><i>CNET</i> reports that Apple is partnering with local clean energy provide Sunseap.<p>The …

Asian and African studies blog

The complete collection of Malay manuscripts in the British Library is to be digitised thanks to a generous donation of £125,000 from Singapore-based …

“Chinese or Malay, what does it matter?”

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 11:12 pm<p>By Mohamed Imran Mohamed Taib<p>Image from http://www.balibeyond.com/<p>Sometimes, luck has it that you got a …

Worst Client Comments Turned Into Posters

Frustrated by stupid client criticism, Irish graphic designers Mark Shanley and Paddy Treacy decided to turn their “favorite worst feedback” into …

Graphic Design

Breaking News, Lifestyle & Multimedia News

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Speech by Dr Goh Keng Swee at the Anglo-Chinese School 81st Founder’s Day Re-Union Dinner on 01 March 1967

In recent months, there has been increasing attention paid in the Singapore Cabinet to educational matters. The first phase of the Government’s …

9 out of 10 Americans are completely wrong about this mind-blowing fact.

We're pretty bad at predicting how reality works.<p>At 1:05, I get a rude awakening. At 1:41, he starts talking about you. At 2:24, he says a "bad" …

Meditation

On Idleness

We have lost the ability to be idle.<p>In school, we segue from one assignment to the other, from one deadline to the other. There is no time to be …