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Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People

Lately it seems I have been getting quite a few good life lessons while going to yoga. Today in class we were asked, ‘Do you know where the world’s healthiest people live?’ Staring at Arun, my yoga instructor, like a blank sheet of A4 paper ready to soak ink, I shook my …

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Hot Yoga: Is It Worth Sweating Over?

Hot Yoga. 60-90 minutes of yoga in a heated 42 degree Celsius room. Not for the faint-hearted. Only the strong survives this human-baking routine. A year ago, I was an addict. I once heard that horses sweat, men perspire and women glow. If this is true, then we are all …

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Truffle Oil: A Dirty Truth

When someone asks how is truffle oil made, what comes to mind? Small pieces of dried truffle steeped in olive oil. Right? Wrong! “Comparing truffle oil with real truffles is like comparing sniffing dirty panties to having sex.” Here is how this all began. Recently, I have been craving steak and …

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Are Singaporeans Ready To Pay-For-Plastic Bags?

A recent poll conducted by Yahoo! Singapore titled ‘Are you in favor of pay-for-plastic bag law?’ resulted in over 15,000 respondents (0.3% of total population), of which 66% voted a surprising no. According to a follow-up article (read the story here) and many publicly posted comments, there seem to be …

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Easy 20-Minute Green Bean Soup That Even A Kid Can Make

If you can boil water, you can make green bean soup. Chinese-style green bean soup is extremely easy to make and taste deliciously light and subtlely sweet. For the Chinese, green beans (or some call mung beans) are considered a cooling food source. This is most beneficial for someone experiencing …

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FOOD

4 Disease-Fighting Powers of Green Bean Soup

These days, the weather in Singapore is scorching hot. Add to it, we have haze and drought. It is during this time most mothers will be in their kitchens firing up the stove and making soup – especially green (mung) bean soup. Have you ever wondered what your mom means …

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2013 Year In Review: Kat’s Best Feature Posts

Despite having fewer interviews this year, I upped my lifestyle feature posts covering interesting topics from ‘How to Survive a 30-Day Hot Yoga Challenge‘ to ‘6 Dirty Truths About Drinking Bottled Water I Bet You Didn’t Know‘. Every topic that I have written has been inspired by my day-to-day curious …

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Green Dating: 10 Eco-Friendly Date Ideas in Singapore (Part 2)

6. Shop at a Farmer’s Market I haven’t been to PasarBella, Singapore largest farmer’s market located at The GrandStand (formerly known as Turf City). But from what I know this farmer’s market is open daily with over 30,000 sq ft of gourmet market space. Take your date for an exploratory …

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Green Dating: 10 Eco-Friendly Date Ideas in Singapore (Part 1)

A date night typically consists of a dinner and a movie. But why do the usual when you have the opportunity to create a first and lasting impression. After a previously published article ‘Making The Green Impression: An Eco-Friendly Date‘ by guest contributor Brett Harding, MD and Co-founder of Lovestruck Singapore, I …

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LIVING

Making The Green Impression: An Eco-Friendly Date

By Brett Harding Guest Contributor Sometimes the dating game just isn’t fair, making you feel like other players are ‘holding all the cards’. But what about when your date doesn’t feel the same as you on a topic that really matters? If you and your date don’t share the same …

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