It is a painful topic to broach - miscarriage. But unfortunately, in Singapore many women have suffered a miscarriage. In fact, it is estimated that one in four to six pregnancies end in a miscarriage, according to SingHealth. Miscarriages are devastating because you go through the joy of finding out you're pregnant, but never have the chance to see your baby in the world. It is an emotionally and physically taxing time for a woman. What happens to a woman's body after a miscarriage is similar to what happens when she gives birth. She goes through extreme bodily changes and subsequently, have to go through a healing period. During this time, many women also practice confinement. CONFINEMENT AFTER MISCARRIAGE Firstly, what is confinement? Confinement practices are common across Asia. In Singapore, all three major races practice confinement. Chinese confinement, Malay confinement and Indian confinement all differ greatly from each other, but the root of it is the same. Confinement is … [Read more...] about Do you need to practise confinement after miscarriage?
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By Star Vancouver Staff Mon., May 13, 2019 VANCOUVER—In the wake of two record-breaking years, B.C. is bracing for what could be another intense wildfire season. This story will be continually updated with the latest developments. Here’s what you need to know about British Columbia’s wildfires, how much they cost and what we can do about them: The latest Unusually hot and dry weather fuelled an aggressive start to the fire season, with one central B.C. blaze triggering an evacuation order and a local state of emergency over the second weekend of May. Both have since been rescinded, though an evacuation alert remains in place. The Lejac fire, as it’s called, was discovered May 11 east of Fraser Lake and had grown to 260 hectares by the following morning. As of May 13, the fire was 50 per cent contained. Article Continued Below Smoke could be seen from Osoyoos, B.C., in the afternoon as crews battled a roughly 15-hectare blaze 12 km west … [Read more...] about What you need to know about B.C.’s 2019 wildfire season so far
By Christine Sismondo Special to the Star Sun., May 12, 2019 Does the world need another energy drink? Several entrepreneurs seem to think so, despite the fact that a search on Amazon for the word “protein” turns up some 40,000 shakes, powders, cookies, protein-enhanced foods, power bars and supplements. And, as of 9 a.m. on May 16, when Toronto innovators Amar Gupta and Josh Barr launch brüst, a low-sugar, cold-brew coffee enhanced with grass-fed protein, it’ll be some 40,001. That momentous event will happen at the DROP Boxing studio (161 Spadina Ave.). Why do we need brüst? According to Gupta and Barr, it’s an alternative to the energy and protein drinks they encountered when training for their competitions — squash and Ironman distance triathlons, respectively — which they felt were all too sugary, chalky-tasting, or pricey. This confirms all the worst fears of a person (me) who has never had a protein drink or, … [Read more...] about Do you need a protein bar?
City Mart tops the league table, followed by First Myanmar Investment (FMI), Max Myanmar, Shwe Taung and United Amara Bank (UAB). The report reveals that public companies in Myanmar - whose shares can be bought by the public - lag behind privately-owned businesses in disclosure and corporate governance. What else do you need to know about this year’s report? Here are our five key takeaways. 1. Information disclosure has improved overall. Some leading companies are rising to the challenge in disclosing corporate governance information and reporting performance. City Mart, FMI, Max Myanmar and Shwe Taung have all tried harder to enhance disclosure, particularly in corporate governance and non-financial reporting. Leading companies are strong in shaping their corporate profile but weaker in corporate governance and reporting. 2. Donations remain a grey area. Many large companies have established a “foundation” which make donations. However the legal, tax and … [Read more...] about Pwint Thit Sa 2019: Five things you need to know
By Erica Pearson Star Tribune Tues., April 30, 2019 Psychologist Michael Reichert wants to reinvent boyhood and make it less dangerous — for everyone. Teen boys are more likely than girls to carry weapons, more likely to get in a fight, more likely to drive drunk, more likely to use drugs or alcohol before sex and far more likely to die young, Reichert writes in his new book, How to Raise a Boy: The Power of Connection to Build Good Men. He argues that this isn’t something boys are born with — it’s created by boyhood’s enduring cultural norms, clichés and pressures, as moms push sons away to avoid raising a “mama’s boy” and boys are told to “man up.” We talked with Reichert, who has two sons and a grandson, about the steps that parents, coaches and teachers can take to intervene, how his work connects to the #MeToo movement, and why he dislikes the term “toxic masculinity.” Q: Why is it so … [Read more...] about How do you raise your son to be a good man? Start with ‘special time’