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Significant Digits for Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

You’re once again reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news, back from a bacchanal of a New Year’s week. 0 percent chance In a gut-wrenching post to his blog on Saturday, George R.R. Martin, the author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, confessed that the […]

Business

Time Management Techniques of Successful Women

Do you sometimes feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day? You’re an achiever, a motivated working woman – but it’s just so difficult to find the time to put healthy food on your family’s table, keep the clothes clean, catch the bus to get to work punctually AND enjoy relaxing time with your nearest and dearest? If you’re feeling like a non-success at juggling the time-eating pressures of career and family, make some changes! Turn your juggling into a system. Adopt just three clever time management techniques and you’ll become successful at finding that daily balance in your lifestyle. After all, “Either you run the day or the day runs you”. — Jim Ron (American entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker) Time Management using the “Split Morning and Night” Technique Are you a morning person? Some of you may be “morning people”, others not. For those of you who are early risers, try spending the morning hours working on your top-priority projects or personal tasks that you’ve put off for a long time. The rationale is that your energy levels tend to be at their highest level before noon. You are full of beans as your mind awakes from […]

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Entertainment

Lino Brocka Masterpiece Opens Inauguration of Cinematheque Centre Manila

The structure formerly known as Instituto Cervantes de Manila along T.M. Kalaw in Ermita has been refurbished and taken over by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and renamed into the Cinematheque Centre Manila. Manila’s brand new film center will have its inaugural screening this Friday, Jan. 8, with a restored version of […]

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Entertainment

New Year’s Resolution: Know Your Vagina, Know Your Self

Everyone thinks about sex, but few like to talk about it. Though they may not admit it, many, however, like to hear—or read—about sex.  And some like to watch. A few days ago, the website I Fucking Love Science posted a video that was definitely NSFW. If you thought Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson on […]

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Business

How To Save $10,000 A Year By Making Small Changes

While Singapore condominium prices are low, Cindy decided to scoop up a two bedroom condo in the up-and-coming xxxxxxx neighbourhood. Despite the bargain, she still needed to shuffle her finances to come up with another way to save $10,000 a year to cover mortgage payments. Her yoga club membership, the lease on her Mini Cooper and the winter vacation in Bali could all go. But then, as the junior lawyer meditated in easy sitting pose, a better solution came to her: Interest Rates! Instead of cutting out these big items, Cindy can slash interest rates. Many of us pay thousands of dollars in interest rates each year – on loans, mortgages, car leases, credit cards, and so on. The divorce attorney can also increase the interest she earns on savings and investments. Saving money does not have to mean making major lifestyle changes. After global interest rates fell following the 2008 global financial crisis, many interest bearing accounts were earning lacklustre and even zero returns. Interest rates are rising, and so are the opportunities to save on, and earner higher rates. Singapore interest rates have remained under 1 percent since 2008. In 2014, however, they began to rise and have […]

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Entertainment

How Am I Supposed to Fulfill My Dreams If I Don’t Have Any?

Welcome to Ask Poppy! I’m Poppy, your go-to girl for all of life’s woes. And when I say ALL, I MEAN IT. I’m not an expert on anything except maybe for being me, which makes me totally qualified to do this. Dear Poppy, I don’t know what to do with myself. I’ve been existing for […]

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Entertainment

Where in the World Did Anne Curtis, Coleen Garcia, and Julia Barretto Spend New Year’s?

No doubt you’re still recovering from last night’s New Year’s Eve revelry, and the only thing you want to do right now is review all the (shitty) photos you took while you were out partying. Blurry photos on the dance floor aside, we’re pretty sure your NYE celebrations were top notch—kudos to you.   But […]

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