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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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Why Blake Lively Told Off a Reporter For Asking About Her Outfit

Blake Lively isn’t having it if all you want to ask her about is the dress she’s wearing for an event. At Variety’s Power of Women event, Blake told off a reporter for asking her only about her outfit choice for the night. She started off by saying, “Are we really doing this? Would you […]

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New documents provide a glimpse into Apple’s self-driving car program

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Apple’s secretive self-driving car project just got a little less mysterious. 

The Cupertino-based company was granted a permit by the California DMV to test cars on public roads in April, but the details on just what exactly it had planned were few and far between. We knew the permit applied to three self-driving Lexus RX540h SUVs, but not much more. 

Thanks to documents obtained by Business Insider, we now have a preliminary — emphasis on preliminary — look at how Apple intends to challenge Uber and Google in the race for self-driving dominance.  Read more…

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Target is turning shopping carts into Mario karts and there’s no way this ends well

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With the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch just around the corner, Target is getting in the Mario Kart spirit with tricked-out shopping carts.

There’s no way this could go wrong, right?

Over 650 Target stores in the U.S. are getting decked out with Mario Kart-inspired shopping carts (also known as Super Target Karts), decorations, and a starting line-like entrance complete with black-and-white checkers, a lakitu, flashing lights, and music. The promotion starts today.

Target is basically giving you the green light to take shopping carts and race through the store as quickly as possibly. People will definitely be throwing things at each other. Read more…

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Guy loses weightlifting bet in an embarrassing way and his friends can’t stop laughing

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This is truly a bad day in the gym. 

These guys were placing bets in the gym, $20 for one bench press. A bench press that the athlete in question seemed pretty confident about. A bench press gone horribly wrong. 

Few farts are as pure and innocent as this one. Few laughs are as true and intense as those of @mheaden21 and his friends. For once, saying “I’M SCREAMING” is actually correct. And people really, really are.

@kevin_mcmiller @mheaden31 @eriqgilyard3 @SinnyD_ @lil_jameel @BHUDSON52 @chuckylongway 😭😭😭😭 I just screamed in the library 😂😂

— Devonte 🇯🇲 (@division1_tay) April 20, 2017 Read more…

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Pick A Card, Any Card!

Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-sized and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]