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What Happens When Your Little Boy Turns Naughty?

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, and Rossana Unson tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. Dear Son, I have noticed an undeniable shift in your whole being. As you turned nine, you grew a few inches taller, picked up an even […]

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Lifestyle

Significant Digits For Tuesday, June 14, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. 3 words Mongolia has an issue with addresses. A quarter of the country’s population is nomadic, and many of its roads don’t have names. So the government is switching to a system devised by the startup What3Words, which has assigned […]

Business

Why You Should Harness the Most Powerful Force in Finance – Compounding

One single investment strategy has probably made more people rich than all others combined. It’s a foundation of saving… yet it’s something that investors often ignore. This magic is the power of compounding. It works by investing a sum of money that generates a steady return. But instead of taking that return and spending it, you reinvest it by buying more of the original investment. The next year both the original investment and the reinvested interest will earn interest, which you again reinvest. With compounding, your original investment is growing in size due to repeated reinvestment, and every year you are getting a larger and larger sum of interest. It’s like a snowball rolling downhill, growing bigger in size as it picks up more snow on the way. Let’s say an investor puts S$10,000 in a deposit paying 5% interest annually. At the end of the first year, he is paid S$500 interest. But instead of taking this interest out of his account, the investor reinvests the S$500 on the same terms. At the end of the second year, the investor will receive interest of S$525 (5% on S$10,000 + 5% on S$500). This is also reinvested, and the invested […]

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Lifestyle

To His Future Wife, You Are Lucky

I do miss him sometimes, but I know he is in good hands. I should tell you that we let each other go because I couldn’t make him happy the way you can, not because I didn’t love him deeply. Not because he wasn’t a best friend to me. We let go because he needed to find you.

Lifestyle

Significant Digits For Monday, June 13, 2016

You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. Today we’re focused on the mass shooting that took place at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. If this feels familiar, it should. 49 victims A gunman armed with an assault rifle entered a gay nightclub in […]

Design

Cebuano Clint Ramos Takes Home a Tony Award for His Work in ‘Eclipsed’

Costume designer Clint Ramos took home a Tony Award earlier today, but why are we celebrating? First off, he’s born and raised in Cebu, he was a UP alumnus, and he busted his ass to create the most realistic and gritty costumes for Broadway musical Eclipsed. The play, featuring Lupita Nyong’o is the first all-black female play set […]

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Business

Buying Property In Singapore: Property Risks To Know

Investing in real estate can be very profitable. However, like every other profitable endeavor it comes with several risks. Here are the things you need to consider while investing in real estate in Singapore. Property Risks #1: The Fluctuating Prices In Singapore, the market was previously saturated with people wanting to buy property due to the stable Singapore environment. The demand was higher than the supply and sellers were able to set prices as high as they wish. This led to higher property prices. The high demand and low competition trend in real estate is however reversing. Many developers are releasing new projects and supply has outstripped demand. Property prices has been slowly declining. Any investors looking to purchase a property in Singapore have to ensure that they enter at the right timing. Property Risks #2:Tedious Bureaucratic Processes The government of Singapore has strict bureaucratic processes for real estate projects. These processes are necessary in order to obtain approval for projects and fulfilling the pre-requisites before the property can be sold. However, some developers tend to overlook these processes. In fact, 7 such projects with a total of 574 homes have recently been identified. They have the planning approval from […]

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Entertainment

Police Have Identified Christina Grimmie’s Killer

It has been a sad weekend as fans all over the globe have mourned the loss of 22-year old singer and The Voice finalist Christina Grimmie. She was shot dead while signing autographs and meeting fans after a show in The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida. The man, named Kevin James Loibl, then immediately shot […]

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