Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Singapore youths afraid to be kind

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Youths in Singapore are aware of their roles in creating a more gracious society, but a fear of being embarrassed is holding them back from being kind.

According to the latest Graciousness Survey by the Singapore Kindness Movement released on Monday (Jun 24), about one in four respondents (23%) aged 15 to 24 said that they "fear looking stupid or silly".

Those in the 55 and above age group were the least afraid of looking stupid or silly at 6%, followed by those in the 35 to 44 age group (11%), those aged between 25 and 34 years old (12%) and those in the 45 to 54 age group (14%).

This fear could be linked to social media, along with its reach and visibility, said the Singapore Kindness Movement.


Practices That are a Complete Waste of Money

These expensive Singaporean practices are either not worth the price people pay for them, or don’t bring the benefits people think they will.  In fact, very often, Singaporeans spend on them simply because everyone else is doing it.

  • Pre-wedding photoshoot
  • Five-star hotel buffets
  • 5-year car loans
  • Middle income earners carrying high end designer bags
  • Changing mobile phones every year
  • Failing to compare prices
  • Buying things I'll never use
  • Gym memberships/personal training
  • Trying to keep up with others


Be in bed before 10.30pm if you want to have kids, men told

Men should get to bed before 10.30pm to improve their chances of fathering children, scientists have said following a groundbreaking new study.

The data showed that those tucked up early had nearly four times greater sperm quality compared to those who went to sleep at 11.30 or later.

Fertility experts said they believe a lack of sleep provokes the immune system into overreacting and attacking healthy sperm.

It also puts men under physical and psychological stress, which is thought to further damage their chances of conceiving.


Want to Finally Wake Up Fully Rested? Eat One of These 6 Foods Before Bed

Eat One of These 6 Foods Before Bed

1. Cherries with greek yogurt or oats
2. Nuts
3. Potatoes
4. Dark chocolate
5. Avocado on whole grain toast
6. Warm milk

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Words and phrases you probably did not realise Shakespeare invented

  • Knock knock! Who's there? 
  • For goodness' sake
  • Catch a cold
  • Break the ice
  • Cruel to be kind
  • Love is blind
  • A heart of gold
  • All of a sudden
  • Neither here nor there