• Vintage fashion: E-commerce sites you should bookmark now
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    Reta Lee

    Vintage fashion: E-commerce sites you should bookmark now

    If you’re homebound like many people due to the pandemic, but need to satiate your desire for a vintage piece without all the hassle, you can visit these online sites where experts have sourced, verified and categorised fashion finds.

  • Gyms and yoga studios announce closures in Singapore due to stricter social distancing measures
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Gyms and yoga studios announce closures in Singapore due to stricter social distancing measures

    Many gyms and yoga studios in Singapore have taken the harder route of shutting down operations to flatten the curve.

  • Revenue losses and flight changes: How major airlines are coping with COVID-19 pandemic
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    Reta Lee

    Revenue losses and flight changes: How major airlines are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

    With governments around the world implementing border bans and stay-at-home quarantine measures, many of us are deferring or even cancelling our travel plans.

  • After lockdown, my city garden has become my solace. Here's what to do in yours
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    After lockdown, my city garden has become my solace. Here's what to do in yours

    Are you looking for tips and advice on how to keep your city garden in full bloom during self-isolation? Join Debora Robertson in the comments section of this article at 4pm (GMT) today where she will be answering your gardening questions. You can leave your question ahead of time below or join live. The truism that gardeners are natural optimists has never been tested more than right now. That this time of socially-responsible, Corona-induced confinement coincides with the most beautiful spring days is particularly poignant, and those of us fortunate to have any outside space at all must count ourselves particularly lucky. Normally at this time of year I am a gardening fiend, planting, digging and tending, with mud beneath my fingernails and every hair out of place. Each Sunday morning, in my previous life, I would pull myself out of bed to go to Columbia Road Flower Market. It was one of the happiest times of my week, weaving among the stalls, chatting to the sellers, buying cut flowers for the house and plants for the garden, then going home to plant and arrange before sitting down to Sunday lunch. I haven’t been for two weeks now. The cheerful rhythm of my calendar has been disrupted. The rhythm of all of our lives has been disrupted, and the gentle domestic pleasures we once took for granted now - so quickly - feel strangely exotic. There are many studies that show being outside in general and gardening in particular is beneficial to our mental health. It can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. We need it more than ever now. Those of us who have any outside space at all, from gardens, to yards and balconies, even window boxes, know that even at the best of times, these can provide precious balm. Mark Diacono, author of Grow Cook: The Ultimate Kitchen Garden Guide (Headline, £10.99), says, “Until last week, I hadn’t really appreciated the pleasure I could get from something as ordinary as mowing. Being surrounded by hedgerow chatter felt so right. The hint of warmth in the sunshine pushed away the craziness for a while, and I think we could all do with some of that. Regardless of what’s happening, it is spring, there is hope, and being in it - even for the most mundane reason - allowed me to feel that. Gardening is so often spoken of as an act of hope, of investing now in a pleasure to come, but right now, even the simple tasks can lift the soul in a way that makes today better.” There are still plenty of things we can be doing, even without trips to the garden centre or nursery. Now is the time to dig out all of those old seed packets you have hanging around. If you, like me, find them irresistible and always buy far more than I can use in one season, you should have plenty to be getting along with. While the germination rates in old seed are less reliable, you will still probably get decent results for your efforts.

  • Smart tools to make working from home more efficient during self-isolation
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    Smart tools to make working from home more efficient during self-isolation

    If you have enough discipline and adopt the right tools to help you, you can make working from home easier. Here’s what we think you’ll need.

  • Mediacorp to continue production of TV shows amid COVID-19 outbreak
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    Teng Yong Ping

    Mediacorp to continue production of TV shows amid COVID-19 outbreak

    SINGAPORE — Singapore broadcaster Mediacorp says that it will continue production of its television shows amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Razer partners Zouk Group to bring cloud clubbing livestream experience to ravers
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Razer partners Zouk Group to bring cloud clubbing livestream experience to ravers

    Razer, Zouk Group and Bigo Live are joining forces to bring closed-door DJ sets played at Zouk Singapore to ravers.

  • Luxury watch fair, Geneva Watch Days postponed to August 2020
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Luxury watch fair, Geneva Watch Days postponed to August 2020

    Geneva Watch Days, initially planned for late April 2020, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and the rest of the world.

  • REVIEW: Guns Akimbo has purposeful but hilarious violence
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    Marcus Goh

    REVIEW: Guns Akimbo has purposeful but hilarious violence

    The action comedy is set in a semi-dystopian future where bloody urban death matches are live streamed for entertainment.

  • Shopping: The best slippers to wear around the house
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    Shopping: The best slippers to wear around the house

    If you are working from home over the foreseeable future, a great investment to make is a pair of comfy slippers.

  • Chef Janice Wong launches monthly subscription boxes, starting from S$35 a month
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Chef Janice Wong launches monthly subscription boxes, starting from S$35 a month

    With most of us working from home, e-commerce businesses are finding ways to attract customers online. One example is Singaporean chef Janice Wong, who is now expanding to subscription boxes with her colourful treats.

  • How to help your child's mental health in the digital age of COVID-19
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    Niki Bruce

    How to help your child's mental health in the digital age of COVID-19

    We all know we probably shouldn’t be spending so much time on our smartphones and computers, but it is just so easy to lose time following funny memes and videos, or tracking down every little thing about what’s happening with COVID-19 around the world. 

  • REVIEW: AI Amok gets dragged down by a second act that runs amok
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    Marcus Goh

    REVIEW: AI Amok gets dragged down by a second act that runs amok

    The Japanese science fiction thriller takes place in a futuristic Japan which is run by an all-powerful AI, or artificial intelligence.

  • Our favourite Asian fitness influencers to follow for home workouts
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Our favourite Asian fitness influencers to follow for home workouts

    The Internet has made it easier for everyone to find workout ideas and training tips, and we’ve been following some of these accounts for a while now.

  • Streaming service Viu partners Mediacorp to feature Singapore content across Asian markets
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    Teng Yong Ping

    Streaming service Viu partners Mediacorp to feature Singapore content across Asian markets

    Streaming platform Viu and Singapore broadcaster Mediacorp have tied up to provide more than 600 hours of Mediacorp-produced content to users throughout Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

  • Westworld Season 3 features copious shots of places in Singapore
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    Teng Yong Ping

    Westworld Season 3 features copious shots of places in Singapore

    The Singapore Tourism Board must be very happy.

  • Lazada is celebrating their 8th birthday and they have 88 million deals up for grabs
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Lazada is celebrating their 8th birthday and they have 88 million deals up for grabs

    With the mega sale expected to commence next Friday (27 March), you might want to bookmark this page for the links.

  • First look: Rouge Hermes collection from Hermes Beauty
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    Reta Lee

    First look: Rouge Hermes collection from Hermes Beauty

    Excitement is in the air as the luxury house unveils its first lipstick collection, Rouge Hermès from Hermès Beauty, a collaborative creation under the aegis of Pierre-Alexis Dumas, the artistic director of Hermès.

  • People are sharing their work-from-home set-ups and it looks cosy
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    Reta Lee

    People are sharing their work-from-home set-ups and it looks cosy

    Some of us are fortunate to have a proper workspace or room. Others have migrated to the living room or beds. Wherever our setup is at home, it seems like a lot of us are practising comfort and discipline.

  • Skincare products to keep your skin moisturised while working from home
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    Yahoo Lifestyle SEA

    Skincare products to keep your skin moisturised while working from home

    Even if you’re working from home, we often forget to take into account the conditions of our home environment: air-conditioned on full mode the whole day can dry out your skin.

  • Is taking ibuprofen actually risky for COVID-19 patients?
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    Gail Johnson

    Is taking ibuprofen actually risky for COVID-19 patients?

    Ibuprofen’s anti-inflammatory properties could “dampen down” the immune system and slow down the recovery process.

  • The best tech gadget sales to look out for
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    The best tech gadget sales to look out for

    Buying a laptop or tablet can cost a fortune if you don’t shop around. However, If you know what to look for and when to look for it, you may have obtained the secret answer to finding a bargain.

  • The best mindfulness apps you need to try now
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    Reta Lee

    The best mindfulness apps you need to try now

    Whether your goal is to manage stress or anxiety, breathe or relax, mindfulness apps can improve your mental wellbeing.

  • Shopping: How to keep yourself cool at night
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    Yahoo Lifestyle SEA

    Shopping: How to keep yourself cool at night

    In the warmer months sleeping at night becomes a task that is daunting - waking up multiple times throughout the night to feeling uncomfortable in what feels like damp pillows and bed sheet - I know, doesn’t sound pleasant but we all do it.