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3 Tips on How to Choose Which Petrol Stations to Use

Petrol prices have been surging in Singapore as of late. According to Global Petrol Prices, a liter of petrol averaged S$2.01 in Singapore during the last week of February, 2017. This is up from S$1.96 in January 2017 and S$1.91 during November 2016. While this level of petrol prices is low relative to 2015 or 2013, it still represents a 5% increase in petrol prices in just 3-4 months, a meaningful spike in cost of living for Singaporeans. As such, consumers must be careful when they are trying to decide where to fill up their cars. But does it really matter which petrol station you should visit? Below, we analyze different aspects of the 4 main petrol companies in Singapore, and help you narrow down your decision making process. With this, you can be confident that you are not losing out on additional savings by driving the extra few blocks to a different petrol stations. Petrol Prices As of 21 Feb 2017, prices for 92 and 95 octane petrol were similar across the 4 companies, though Shell does not provide a 92 octane product. These prices below represent the “gross” price that you see being advertised at the pumps, and […]

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How Is Sex Portrayed by Love Songs?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. The other day I heard my teenage daughter belting out the lyrics to a startling, but familiar, song, owning the music, so to speak, with her own mesmerizing torch-ballad twist […]

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YouTube fix brings 12 million videos back to Restricted Mode

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Following the outcry back in March over YouTube’s Restricted Mode, a feature that screens for “mature content,” and how it filtered out some LGBTQ videos on the site, the company first attempted to explain the issue before they ultimately apologized.

YouTube’s words were nice, but the YouTube community wanted action. Now YouTube says it has fixed the Restricted Mode issue that hid certain LGBTQ-related videos while in Restricted Mode. 

“After a thorough investigation, we started making several improvements to Restricted Mode,” reads a message from posted by Johanna Wright, YouTube’s vice president of product management, on the company’s blog on Friday.  Read more…

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Apple adds Earth Day fitness badge to Apple Watch

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Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. 

Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. 

“Get outside, enjoy our planet and complete a 30-minute workout today,” said Cook on Twitter

If you open the Apple Watch-associated Activity app, you’ll now see a badge that comes with a message dedicated to Earth Day.  Read more…

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Meet the woman who created a Google doc on how to tactical vote

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The resistance is alive in Britain, and it’s armed with a spreadsheet.

A super detailed, exquisitely crafted Google spreadsheet called “How to Vote to Stop the Tories” started doing the rounds on social media almost immediately after a snap election was called last Tuesday. 

It’s a detailed guide on how to vote tactically for the best chances of ousting the Conservative Party in each individual seat. It’s basically a spreadsheet nerd’s dream come true. 

It went viral straight away. Safe to say, its creator, Becky Snowden, was floored. Read more…

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Should We Give Customize Financial Advice for Women?

These day, if you want to get to the top of your career, hard work will not do; you need to plan well and strategize. For busy young women professionals or those who do not know much about financial management and planning, hiring a financial advisor or representative might seem like a good option. However, some financial advice may not turn out the same way to women of different demographics. It is for this reason that research is done on this exactly, and Fidelity, who provides employer-based retirement accounts, took part in this project by liberating financial advice from the traditional ones tailored to fit everyone to more specific advice, this time depending on each woman client’s demographic. According to the consulting firm’s representative, a significant number of companies and organizations offering financial advisor and planning services are beginning to see that financial advice is not “one-size-fits-all”; the number continues to grow up steadily as well. They have started changing the format of the planning and information they provide to their clients based on several factors — for example, women’s nationality, income groups, career direction, and amount of credit/debt. The challenges women face The customized way of advising and planning […]

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