By Andi Forness greatist.com Tues., May 14, 2019 Raise your hand if you’re the kind of person who tries not to make waves. It can happen at work: you aren’t getting the help you need, so you just do things yourself instead of speaking up. It can happen at home: you pick your partner’s clothes off the floor because it’s just faster — even though you feel a little resentment starting to build. It can even happen with sex: is it truly working for you — or is it just good enough that you put up with it rather than making waves? If any of this sounds familiar, not speaking up may be the result of what I like to label as conflict avoidance. As children, some of us were “trained” that when we asked for something, it was met with resistance or guilt — or perhaps we simply didn’t get what we wanted. So over time, we learned not to ask for things and simply just did things ourselves instead. Article Continued Below … [Read more...] about How to ask for what you really want in life
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PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad dismissed Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail Ibrahim as a “little boy” who should avoid engaging in matters that “he may not have full knowledge of”. “This TMJ is a little boy. He doesn’t know what is happening. So don’t talk, when you don’t know what is happening,” Mahathir told reporters during a group interview ahead of the coalition’s one year anniversary of its electoral victory over Barisan Nasional on May 9. Mahathir was asked to comment on Tunku Ismail’s claim that many deeds by his father, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, had not been publicised. “I don’t want to comment on the Sultan, because if I say anything, that is not good. It is not nice because he is the Sultan,” he added. Tunku Ismail, popularly known as TMJ, had said that the Johor royal family was a victim of character assassination and had been unfairly criticised over the ownership of … [Read more...] about Dr M: TMJ just a little boy so he shouldn’t talk
Some things only make sense in French or, more specifically, the French wine vernacular. Blanc de Blancs, when translated into English, reads as ‘White of Whites’, a preposition flanked by two identical nouns. It sounds confusing and a little circuitous. But it all clicks into place in the delicate alchemy of champagne production.Gerald Lu, head sommelier of Praelum Wine Bistro, thinks blends are the “heart and soul of champagnes”, but “a Blanc de Blancs is a sparkling Chardonnay at its most delicate and elegant”. Ruinart, the oldest champagne house, is known for its flagship non-vintage Blanc de Blancs, which has, in recent years, become the de facto Blanc de Blancs pour of many sommeliers. Champagne Salon and Pierre Gimonnet et Fils make only Blanc de Blancs bubblies, and, like Ruinart, source fruit solely or largely from the Cote des Blancs – Champagne’s top region for Chardonnay – a practice that has shaped their house or … [Read more...] about White gold: What makes Blanc de Blancs champagnes so loved by oenophiles?
MANILA -- Whether you clock in 8 hours, or 10, 12, 14, even gasp, 16 hours every day, you deserve a break on May 1. And since most Filipinos have the day off as Labor Day is a national holiday, why not take the time to do 5 simple things to check on your financial health. Yes, this may sound like a damper on your holiday plans, but there is real urgency behind this. The unemployment rate is inching up and latest data shows its at 5.2 percent as of January 2019. Meanwhile, the population continues to rise and is targeted to go from the 104.92 million recorded in December 2017 to 120 million in 5 years or by 2024. The peso is still weak next to the US dollar, but inflation has finally fallen within government targets of no more than 4 percent range. However, if your money sits in a savings account and the bank pays you a 0.02 percent interest, you don’t need to be a Math genius to know you are losing out. And then there’s the public sentiment that it’s getting harder to … [Read more...] about News This Labor Day, Make Your Money Work Harder For You
By Lesley-Anne Scorgie Personal Finance Columnist Sun., April 28, 2019 Since finding out my fiancé and I were expecting a baby boy this coming summer, we’ve pivoted our wedding, stag/stagette and shower plans into baby plans. The wedding, and peripheral celebrations will wait until the summer of 2020. And, because of the volume of major life events happening to me at the moment, I’ve become a pro at understanding the financial etiquette involved with becoming a bride, or groom, or parent. It boils down to being financially considerate and not offending people. Gift registries Making a gift registry for your wedding or baby shower isn’t greedy. It’s helpful for guests to know that what they’re giving you is what you actually want. The rules to follow when building a registry are to be registered at least two places where both in-store and online purchases can be made, add a large variety of differently priced items, and … [Read more...] about What friends, family should spend on a baby or wedding gift