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  • Free Cone Day at the Workplace!Free Cone Day at the Workplace!

    You've seen the herd instincts of our fellow Singaporeans - scream "freebies!" and a flock of human vultures will come galloping your way. But who are we to judge? Singaporeans love freebies - give it out and they will come. If you were one of many w...

  • Booze for a Better WorkplaceBooze for a Better Workplace

    For working professionals in Singapore's fast-paced working culture, it's VERY important to have an avenue to blow off steam after a hard day at work (and an excuse to rant about passive-aggressive bosses and co-workers). In Singapore, despite the re...

  • A Tribute to Single Working Parents A Tribute to Single Working Parents

    By Jeremy CheongSingle working parents unite! In the US, 21 March as National Single Parents Day to create awareness of the need to applaud what hardworking single parents do each and every day in raising their children. In honour and recognition of ...

  • Keep Off Those Extra Office PoundsKeep Off Those Extra Office Pounds

    By Koh WanziHaving a white-collar job in Singapore often means the start of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the beginning of a spell of inactivity that can be hard to break. After all, more time spent sitting at a desk means less time and ene...

  • Back to Basics: The Back RestBack to Basics: The Back Rest

    By Deanna BonaparteAs office drones, we spend a lot of time sitting at our office desks each and every day, ignorant to the fact that this seemingly harmless (in)activity can take a toll on our physical well-being. In fact, you might already be famil...

  • Workplace Weight WoesWorkplace Weight Woes

    By: Gerald GohIn a nation where many young professionals have desk-bound occupations and a sendentary lifestyle, more than 3 in 5 Singapore workers have reported putting on the pounds since joining the workforce - lending weight to a veritable cliché...

  • What ARE you doing all day at work?What ARE you doing all day at work?

    I once had a job where, after four months in the office, I still couldn't pinpoint exactly what one person did. She and I would be in the same meetings, but she didn't say or do anything that hinted at her professional purpose. Not once did we collab...

  • 3 Lessons from Running3 Lessons from Running

    Confession: I am a running junkie. While others spend their weekend mornings in bed, I lace up my Nikes and head outside for a six-mile run. Running is an invigorating and therapeutic experience - it rids my mind of negativity, empowers me and allows...

  • What Your Work Scent Says about YouWhat Your Work Scent Says about You

    Wearing some perfume, cologne or even aftershave is highly recommended if you work in an air-conditioned office - this goes double if (heaven forbid!) you're the type that skips a morning shower. No one likes holding their breath while talking to hav...

  • Life Lessons from DanceLife Lessons from Dance

    It's been said that dance is the expression of the body and soul to articulate what words can't, and in my experience that's been very true! When I first started dancing at the age of 12, it allowed me to take a break from my routine and express my e...

  • A Career in the Fine Arts is FeasibleA Career in the Fine Arts is Feasible

    The image of the 'starving artist' is a commonly invoked stereotype in Singapore, as those with specialised qualifications, such as in Engineering and Accounting, have traditionally been highly-valued and accordingly rewarded with generous remunerati...

  • Workplace MonstersWorkplace Monsters

    Forget Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Chucky (Child's Play) and Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th). Believe it or not, your favourite Halloween monsters could actually be lurking in your workplace. They may not have mangled faces or chase ...

  • Is Your Daily Work Commute Ruining Your Life?Is Your Daily Work Commute Ruining Your Life?

    Research shows long work commutes have bad implications for your well-being. Here are some tips on how you can improve your daily commuting experience. For most people, commuting to work is a necessary evil. The longer it is, the more likely you are ...

  • Valuable Career Lessons from Thomas Edison Valuable Career Lessons from Thomas Edison

    As a young boy, Thomas Alva Edison was home-schooled by his mother and by the age of 12, he was selling newspapers and candies to train passengers. Edison took on different jobs as he grew up in order to support his parents and himself. Although he f...

  • Why Singapore Working Parents Should Have Easy Access to a Children's Creche Why Singapore Working Parents Should Have Easy Access to a Children's Creche

    Given the rising cost of living and hectic lifestyle in Singapore, married couples are often dual-income families just to support their family and save up for the future. And when it comes to having children, working parents often hire a maid, turn t...

  • Steve Jobs left a legacy, what's yours?Steve Jobs left a legacy, what's yours?

    Leaving a legacy behind is not just for the dead and famous. Before you quit your job, here's how to leave a good legacy at your workplace so you can walk away with your head held high. It's been two years since Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th,...

  • Coffee and Its Significance to the WorkplaceCoffee and Its Significance to the Workplace

    Java. Joe. Kopi. Brew. Morning Mocha. Battery Acid (we hope not) - just some of the many titles for arguably one of the most iconic drinks on the planet and a staple in virtually every workplace. As the legal addictive stimulant of choice for office ...

  • 4 Types of Customers Retail Assistants Love to Hate 4 Types of Customers Retail Assistants Love to Hate

    "Right or wrong, the customer is always right." Like it or not, dealing with challenging customers is part and parcel of any frontline job in the retail industry. Being in such a customer-centric role requires tenacity and a good attitude, especially...

  • Setbacks are the Biggest Boost to Workplace AptitudeSetbacks are the Biggest Boost to Workplace Aptitude

    It's an oft-quoted cliche that you cannot truly succeed in life unless you have experienced first-hand the bitterness of personal or professional failure - or even both. But like all cliches, this idiomatic saying is not entirely without merit. A col...

  • Lessons from Our Beloved TeachersLessons from Our Beloved Teachers

    Back in secondary school, I was quite the troublemaker. Not only did I cut classes to hang with the cool neighbourhood kids, but I also sported coloured hair and multiple ear piercings (hey, it was an in-thing back in the day). Needless to say, my de...

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