Monthly Archives: November 2014

How to communicate with your teenager

It seems to be a problem that has existed since the beginning of humankind: rebellious teenagers driving their parents crazy. No matter how hard you try, you just can’t get them to listen to you. In fact it seems the … Continue reading

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GP lessons from a Zen dancer

I was deeply moved and enlightened by this performance from Japanese Zen dancer Miyoko Shida-Rigolo. And I would advise all GP students in this day and age to watch it, and reflect. What can this amazingly delicate balancing act teach us about GP, … Continue reading

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The trouble with the genetically modified future

Like many people, I have long wondered about the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMO). They have become so ubiquitous that they account for about 80 per cent of the corn grown in the United States. Yet, we know almost … Continue reading

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British prison system in crisis, says justice minister

A Liberal Democrat justice minister in the United Kingdom has broken ranks and criticised government prison policy as kneejerk and unsuccessful. Simon Hughes, minister of state for justice and civil liberties, told the Independent he believed the prison system was in … Continue reading

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The greatest challenge to Singapore’s future

This was my response to a REACHSingapore Facebook post on what challenges Singapore faces in the future: To me, the greatest threat to our continued prosperity and well-being as a nation is our ever-deteriorating fertility rate, which currently stands at an abysmal … Continue reading

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