February 21, 2019

Last year, India was rocked by demonstrations after questions from national school examinations were leaked, leading to a high-level investigation. Reflecting on the ruckus, in the Hindustan Times, education specialist Sheshagiri KM argued that, “it’s time that we ask...

December 14, 2017

Brett Merrell is a well-respected fire fighter from Los Angeles, after 9/11 he dearly wanted to pay tribute to those comrades who had died by placing a flag at the summit of Mount Everest.  What Brett did not know is just how events on the mountain would spiral out of...

December 10, 2017

'Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.'

Margaret Lee Runbeck, Author, 1905-1956

Have you noticed how words and phrases creep into our everyday language?  New words and phrases always reflect the latest ways of doing things. They can even ma...

December 7, 2017

There’s no place like home.  The moment you turn the key in your own front door and hide yourself away from the outside world, it’s all about you. Or it should be. Your private space, ease and familiarity, the people and things you love.

Simon Moore, environmental psych...

December 1, 2017

The South Hams is Devon at its finest. Far, far away from London, down the motorway until you reach a maze of wildflower and tractor strewn country lanes. If you make the journey, The Whitehouse is where you'll want to stay on arrival. Tucked away in the peaceful villa...

November 29, 2017

Here are some things that are cost nothing to give.

A smile




Yes, it’s true what they say - whoever ‘they’ are - the best things in life are free. We always remember the people who make a positive difference in our lives; they’re priceless. Back in...

November 29, 2017

Visiting, or living in Singapore, you are on to a good thing, The Lion City is high on the list of The New York Times 46 Places To Go in 2013. Here is our insider’s guide to making the most out of your time in the city without breaking your budget. If you are looking f...

November 29, 2017

Want motivation to dust off the cobwebs, get up and out with your family? Our top 7 picks for family-friendly attractions, events and activities. Whether you're looking for free things to do, or ideas for getting away from it all, you'll find it right here.

1. For Wal...

November 29, 2017

First things first.  If you travel, you need travel insurance.  Not convinced? Read this.

Clever people plan ahead. That doesn’t mean that clever people are depressed or worried all the time. They just know that travel involves things they can’t predict.  A volcano...

November 29, 2017

Got kids, or simply need some ready-made ideas to help with visitors? Relax. We've put together an essential list of 6 wallet-light (or free) things to do with kids in Singapore. Our useful roundup includes things to do when the weather is smiling, and even when the ra...

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