Monthly Archives: March 2016

Teens suffer when they give sleep a rest, study shows

Published Mar 29, 2016, 5:00 am SGT Insufficient sleep adversely affects cognition and is detrimental to physical well-being Tan Weizhen, The Straits Times On school days, junior college student Wong Rui En, 18, doesn’t go to bed till past midnight, … Continue reading

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Smartphones: Mind-controlling parasites we love

This very thoughtful opinion piece by my fellow tutor-blogger Kevin Seah could not be more relevant to the kids of today — Generation Z or the Millennial Generation. As a member of Gen X (I am in my 40s), I never cease … Continue reading

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What ails global trade?

This incisive commentary, originally published in the Financial Times, provides an exceptionally clear and lucid picture of some of the greatest megatrends sweeping the world. Many of these trends, such as 3D printing and the possible structural contraction in the shipping industry … Continue reading

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Merkel’s refugee deal ‘aimed at protecting political career’

This analysis by Jonathan Eyal provides a good sense of the gravity of the refugee crisis in Europe and helped me to better appreciate why Chancellor Merkel warned that this treacherous predicament has the potential to cause the breakup of the European Union. Jonathan Eyal is one … Continue reading

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Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

One of the most important articles I have ever read on the issue of mental health. Human beings and their minds are far too complex for their problems to be solved by the narrow biochemical approach favoured by many psychiatrists. …….. … Continue reading

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