As vaccination shots reach more arms, you may be looking ahead to getting out and about. An Axios-Ipsos poll released this month found that “the number of Americans engaging in social interactions outside the home is increasing”. But after a year spent internalising public health precautions for social distancing and mask-wearing, the prospect of re-adjusting to in-person social engagements may be a daunting one. For many, it provokes a sense of profound discomfort, apprehension or ambivalence. “It’s a new version of anxiety,” said Dr Lucy McBride, an internist in Washington, who writes a newsletter about managing the coronavirus crisis. You may discover that your continuing concerns about the virus are colliding with a new set of worries about seeing others more regularly: What am I comfortable with? How do I act? What do I say? “There’s two feelings that are continuing to exist for me,” said Allison Harris-Turk, 46, an events and communications consultant and mother of ... » Learn More about Ready to reboot social interactions? Baby steps to get started
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We've scoured the country to bring you the cheapest buffet deals in Singapore, but we're not stopping there. Here's another compilation for our Muslim readers, for whom finding halal food when eating out probably feels like a constant struggle. To lighten your load and add more variety to your dining options, we've rounded up a list of halal-friendly spots where you can get your buffet fix on the cheap. Whether you're craving for some Korean BBQ, Indonesian fare, or looking to dip your toes into Mongolian cuisine, we've got you covered. CHEAP YET DELICIOUS HALAL BUFFETS IN SINGAPORE Restaurant Address Price Kublai Khan International Buffet & Mongolian BBQ 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #02-01, Clarke Quay Central, Singapore 059817 From $18 per person Al Jasra 459 Changi Road, Singapore 419882 $7.90 per person Captain Kim Korean BBQ & Hotpot 300 Tampines Avenue 5, NTUC Income Tampines Junction #01-06, Singapore 529653 From $16.90 per ... » Learn More about 9 cheapest halal buffets from $7 in Singapore 2020
As parents, do you sometimes struggle with the responsibility of raising your child and providing him/her with a good education? On one hand, we all want our children to grow up healthy and happy. On the other, we often stress over their academic performance. Well, there are ways to enhance your child’s academic luck so as to make the learning journey smoother and more enjoyable for both your child and you. Read on for some easy home fengshui tips by Master Goh Guan Leong! 1. Suitable colours for children’s bedroom or study room Children tend to be active and energetic. Some are more so than others; this applies especially to those who are born during May, June, July or October. With the excess energy, these children are often restless and easily frustrated, inevitably affecting their studies and interpersonal relationships. Does your child lose focus or patience easily? Master Goh encourages the use of the colour blue as the main theme for your child’s bedroom and study ... » Learn More about 5 fengshui tips to improve your child’s academic luck
SINGAPORE: Like most office workers, economist Song Seng Wun used to spend his workdays behind a desk at his bank and never questioned it. Now, after being forced to work from home during the “circuit breaker” period last year, he has adjusted to a new rhythm. His mornings are spent at the office, then he may have meetings outside or travel around the island to check on any economic developments that piqued his interest - taking him to a manufacturing plant in Tuas or an airfield in Seletar. Later in the afternoon, he settles down at a pub near his home in Tanjong Pagar to go through reports and other reading material – washed down with a gin and tonic or a beer. He thinks he gets more done now, with the flexibility to structure his own time. “Technology essentially allows us to be more mobile … then the mindsets of companies and bosses were forced to change. If not for the pandemic and workers being stuck at home, most employers would have been reluctant to let workers out of ... » Learn More about IN FOCUS: Thinking out of the cubicle – What lies ahead for hybrid working?