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FOOD

5 Facts About Bubble Tea You Ought To Know

Love bubble tea? Bubble tea is immensely popular with Singaporeans. Dozens of bubble tea franchises can be seen sprouting up on every corner with insane queues. On weekends, several thousands of cups are sold to anxious bubble tea drinkers island-wide. Imagine all that $?! It is big business. Bubble tea is …

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HEALTH

What the Color of Your Poo is Telling You

This is a shitty post. Pun intended. Literally. The color of your poo can tell a lot about your state of health. Not a normal conversation topic you would have…not even with your best friend. So, if you don’t have the stomach for it, here’s the warning: Stop here. Do not …

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LIVING

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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YOGA

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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BEAUTY

Double Cleansing: Is This The Secret To Flawless Skin?

Another Japanese (and Korean) beauty secret unfolds, it is called Double Cleansing. The backstory. This happened on a short weekend getaway with my girlfriends in Bangkok. Three girls, stuck in a cozy little room made smaller with an additional rollaway bed. Yes, we paid extra to cram in one room, …

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BEAUTY

How to Choose the Right Hair Brush for Your Hair?

When it comes to combating hair problems like limpness, frizziness and greasy scalp, a lot of emphasis is placed on choosing the right shampoo and conditioner. But ever wondered if you are using the right hairbrush for your hair? You might just be using the wrong tools – not products. …

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FOOD

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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LIVING

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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BEAUTY

What You Really Need to Know About Chemical Peels (That Nobody Tells You)

A chemical peel is a double-edged sword. It is a quick, easy and effective way to refine skin texture, minimise skin discolouration and sun damage. When used correctly, chemical peels can deliver instant and transformative results. Thus begins a beauty addiction that keeps the cash tills ringing. But stop here. …

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LIVING

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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