Thursday, 28 March 2019

Sleep-deprived Singaporean workers among most stressed globally: Survey

Singaporeans are not only sleep deprived, but they are also among the most stressed at work globally, according to a survey by health service company Cigna released on Tuesday (Mar 26).

Nearly 92% of Singaporeans surveyed were stressed from work, which was higher than the global average of 84%. Of this group, 13% said that the stress they faced was unmanageable.

Singaporeans’ physical wellness index also dipped by 4.4 percentage points from last year, which the survey attributed to an increase in sleepless nights.

Of the 23 markets surveyed, Singapore had the fifth lowest wellness index, which was measured across five key indices — family, financial, physical, social and work.

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Forum: Law should not allow dads to lose rights to kids without hearings

The report on the father who has not seen his daughters for more than two years is heartbreaking (Dad heartbroken that he can't see his 2 daughters, March 18).

What will be more troubling is if Singapore follows the example of the United States in depriving non-custodial fathers of post-divorce contact with their children.

Often, in the US, upon a caseworker's finding of a "family dysfunction" or a complaint from the custodial spouse and false allegations of abuse, fathers lose their rights to their children without any hearing.

The real victims are children who grow up without fathers, hearing them regularly demonised by the vindictive former spouses and, sadly, ultimately believing the worst about the dads they never knew.

Fathers deserve the joys of raising children and to share life's best moments with them too.

Mature and caring adults will set aside their acrimony and ill-will and focus on what is best for the children.

Our society and Government should enforce this.

John Timothy Driscoll


930,000 HDB households to receive S$132 million in S&CC rebates

Around 930,000 Singaporean Housing and Development Board (HDB) households will receive S$132 million worth of Service and Conservancy Charges (S&CC) rebates in the 2019 financial year (from April 2019 to March 2020).

In a news release on Wednesday (Mar 27), the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said that in total, each eligible household will receive 1.5 to 3.5 months of S&CC rebate, depending on flat type.

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My photo - Life

This is the reality of harsh life.
It gives you something, then it takes everything away from you.
It is always evolving and never stops for anyone or anything.

Learn to accept changes (good and bad), learn new things (IN), and learn to let go (OUT).

Then you will find that life is actually making you smarter and a more balanced person. Then you will find that life is worth living for.

A public domain photo by me.