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7 Ways to Save on Foreign Domestic Worker-Related Expenses

Hiring a full-time foreign domestic helper is expensive and keeping her employed over a length of time means your associated costs will only continue to increase. Since domestic help employers are responsible for covering a plethora of expenses relating to their employees, you may find yourself spending thousands of dollars a year on your domestic […]

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‘Lady Bird’ gets censored for Australian release

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For a country which throws around the c-word like it’s going out of fashion, Australians won’t be able to hear it said in the critically-acclaimed Lady Bird.

Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film has been cut by Universal Pictures to satisfy an M rating in the country, replacing the word “c**t” with “cooze” and removing some explicit nudity, as noted first by Facebook page Media Censorship in Australia.

That’s compared to the U.S., where the film has been given an R rating by the MPAA.  

As noted by Filmink, who contacted the Australian Classification Board for clarification, Lady Bird was initially rated MA 15+ on Jan. 23, which means that it can only be seen by people above the age of 15, or those under with a parent or guardian. Read more…

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Twitter says its fighting the ‘targeted abuse and harassment’ of Parkland survivors

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Twitter is stepping in to deal with the “targeted abuse and harassment” facing many of the survivors of the Parkland shooting.

Since the teens have emerged as powerful voices on social media following last week’s shooting, they’ve had to face what many other high profile Twitter users before them have dealt with: abuse and harassment. 

This time, the social media platform is wasting no time in addressing the issue which “goes against everything we stand for at Twitter.” The company says it’s “actively working on” responding to reports of abuse and harassment. Read more…

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Apple will probably launch two new iPads soon

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Rejoice, iPad lovers: New Apple-branded tablets may be coming soon.

New entries in the Eurasian Economic Commission database, discovered by French blog Consomac and noticed by 9to5Mac, indicate Apple is preparing launch two new iPad models. 

The filing contains no info about the new iPads except the model identifiers, A1893 and A1954. So what does this information tell us?

Well, judging by previous findings of this type, it’s quite likely that we’ll see these new iPads soon, perhaps as soon as next month. This is hardly unusual; for example, Apple launched the $329, 9.7-inch iPad in March last year. Read more…

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Trailer for ‘Silicon Valley’ Season 5 drops, minus TJ Miller of course

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What’s life going to be like for the Silicon Valley gang, sans Erlich Bachman?

Following last season’s departure of TJ Miller, who plays Bachman, fans have likely wondered what Season 5 will look like — especially without that priceless tension between him and Jian Yang.

HBO dropped a trailer for the upcoming season on Tuesday, and well, it’d certainly appear the rivalries are staying the same. Pied Piper is still butting heads with Hooli, and its founder Richard Hendricks, played by Thomas Middleditch, is still trying to prove himself as a competent leader.

Same old, maybe, but we shall see. Season 5 of Silicon Valley debuts on Mar. 25. Read more…

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This Is Why Experts Advise Against Wiping Out Your CPF to Buy Your First Home

This article originally appeared on ValuePenguin Buying one’s own home is one of the most monumental moments in anyone’s life. While Singapore’s HDB has kept housing prices relatively affordable compared to other urban areas around the world, it’s still very difficult for most people to shell out tens of thousands dollars (if not hundreds of […]

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iMessage and FaceTime goes down for users on Australian carrier

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Well, this is odd.

Some customers of Australian carrier Telstra were unable to use iMessage and FaceTime on Wednesday morning, as technicians worked to fix the issue with the two Apple services.

The carrier’s outages page confirmed the problem. In a tweet, Telstra said customers could continue to send and receive SMS messages, but later stated those services were coming back to normal.

“Earlier today some customers experienced a disruption to Apple iMessage and FaceTime services. We worked with Apple to resolve this issue. Services are now being progressively being restored. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,” a Telstra spokesperson said via email. Read more…

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Kids who dab on Snapchat aren’t actually helping cure cancer

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“Dab if you hate cancer” is the latest ~trend~ making it’s way around Snapchat, but the Bitmoji-loving kids sharing these chain snaps aren’t actually making a charitable impact.

Participating in Snapchat’s “screenshot and dab” trend is simple. Users screenshot an image, add their own dabbing Bitmoji, and forward it along to friends requesting they do the same. It’s essentially the modern-day version of those obnoxious spam chain emails that told you you’d die unless you forwarded them to 15 people in the next 10 minutes.

But now, young Snapchat users are using their dabbing Bitmoji’s to prove they hate cancer. Read more…

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6 Steps in Planning and Hosting a Successful Networking Event

For business owners and professionals, a networking event provides the avenue to connect with each other and talk about business or career opportunities. It allows them to establish partnerships with industry peers, share insights and experiences, and create new opportunities for business expansion. Planning and holding a successful networking event is hard work. Here are […]

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