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DEET, Showers, and Tick Checks Can Stop Ticks


The serious problem with Australian’s favourite tourist destinations

New analysis has revealed 10 out of 20 of Australia’s favourite international travel destinations have drink spiking listed as an official warning on …

17 Aussie YA Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once

Classic stories you can enjoy at any age.


The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving …

Keep your eyes on the prize in Africa

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Our tracker, Noah, an imposing man shaped like an …

UK bans laptops and tablet computer on flights from six countries

The UK has announced passengers flying to Britain from six countries will be banned from bringing laptops and tablets into the plane's cabin.<p>The …


Devices Banned on Flights From 10 Countries Over ISIS Fears

WASHINGTON — Intelligence showing that the Islamic State is developing a bomb hidden in portable electronics spurred the United States and Britain on Tuesday to bar passengers from airports in a total of 10 Muslim-majority countries from carrying laptop computers, iPads and other devices larger …


Best Photos of 2016

Here is a gallery of National Geographic's 52 best images of the year—curated from 91 photographers, 107 stories, and 2,290,225 photographs.


Dramatic Pictures from Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race


22 ways to be healthier with minimal effort

The new year is a common time to think about self-improvement.<p>Luckily, there are lots of ways to better your lifestyle without throwing your daily …


15 times Carpool Karaoke was the perfect antidote to 2016

LONDON — 2016 has been a very bumpy, often fairly awful ride, but one thing that's remained a constant source of joy — aside from J.K. Rowling's …

Carpool Karaoke

Watch the magnificent Geminid meteor shower peak tonight

In person...or via livestreaming video<p>Every December, Earth crosses paths with an asteroid's debris field. As pieces of rock and ice fall through the atmosphere, they burn up and create a holiday spectacular we know as the Geminid meteor shower.<p>The streaks of light appear to originate near the …

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At the heart of Chong Pang, Yishun uncles from all walks of life have bonded over the game of Chinese chess. Most do not exchange contacts, but know …

Marco Pierre White

The best Christmas events in Singapore

While snow isn't on the list this holiday season, that doesn't mean our sunny island's anywhere short of festivities and Yuletide cheer. From …


Outback hairdressers travel thousands of kilometres to provide much-needed service

Hairdressers in outback far north Queensland are in high demand, with customers travelling great distances for a good cut.<p>Shannon Gallagher shifts in …

North Queensland

The Surprising Health Benefits of Cheese

Cheese lovers everywhere cheer.<p>It’s easy to lump in cheese with cake, bread, and other waistline offenders. Not so fast, though: Although some dairy products might pack on pounds, many cheeses are actually good for you in moderation, as part of a balanced diet. (Read: This isn’t permission to eat a …


Every country Australians can enter without needing a visa

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Passport Index is putting the freedom back into travel …

Czech Republic

Guide to Singapore's offshore islands

St John's Island<p><b>For cat lovers</b><br>Forget cat cafés. St John’s Island is the go-to for friendly felines, with one sleuthing around almost all the …


No Time to Meditate? Try This Instead

You've been breathing since birth, but learning to do it right can change your life.<p>From the moment you came into this world, you've been breathing. And chances are pretty good that, in all that time, you haven't given the matter much thought. Our brains are clearly competent at controlling our …


4 Ways to Become a Better Parent, According to Science

IDEAS<p><i>Barker is the author of</i> Barking Up The Wrong Tree<p>Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t …


Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Smart Cities

11 private island resorts in Indonesia where you can find white sand beaches and crystal clear waters

<i>Written by Retno Wulan<br>Co-written by Jiayi Ng</i><p>If you’ve ever dreamt of 1) spending a lazy day on a hammock, with 2) a good novel lying face down on …

Red Cross Blood Service admits to personal data breach affecting half a million donors

The personal data of 550,000 blood donors that includes information about "at-risk sexual behaviour" has been leaked from the Red Cross Blood Service …

Take a View: Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards 2016


Best outdoor activities in Singapore

Take advantage of our city's year-long summer and head to the great outdoors with our list of the best things to do, including water sports, free …


10 Fun Places To Take Kids To This Weekend (Oct 15-16) - The Singapore Women's Weekly

| Published<p>This weekend (October 15-16th), Singapore is packed to the brim with some fun activities. We narrow down the best ones so you and your …

5 Types of Music That Boost Your Productivity

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, charm and gaiety to life and to everything. – Plato<p>…

Classical Music

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Clues left in genes of modern populations in Australian and Papua New Guinea enable scientists to trace remarkable journey made by first human explorers<p>Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their …