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Category Archive: Book Reviews

Inspirational Fictional Role Models

QUICK! Name the most inspiring fictional character you know! Source: If you’re like most people, you would probably named characters who courageously led the charge against evil forces or sparked an entire revolution to overthrow an unjust ruler. But unlike fiction, real life doesn’t always come with big epic battles or evil tyrannical warlords. […]

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Book review: How To Talk To Absolutely Anyone by Mark Rhodes

Conversations are hard, especially for someone as socially awkward as me. Believe me, if you answered as many “Enjoy your meal”s with “You too!”s, you’ll look for every opportunity to escape any form of social interaction. But I got sick of awkward silences and conversations ending abruptly just because I had no idea how to […]

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Singlit Saturday: Objects of Affection

When we think of love, relationships and people come to mind. What about everyday objects where we spend our most private moments with? In Objects of Affection, Krishna Udayasankar gives voices to these objects to tell stories in three main themes of love, betrayal and hope. Some are daily items we use, while others are […]

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Book Review: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

Every passing year makes us reflect on what is really important to us. Happiness is foremost. It can be a little daunting to pursue it but Gretchen’s book is an excellent guide to stay on course. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Source: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin is inspirational, honest and humorous. […]

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Lessons learnt from ‘Goodbye, Things’ by Fumio Sasaki

We know the drill. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and along comes the dread of housekeeping. What if we told you that simply throwing away some of your possessions could have a remarkable effect on your mind and health? Fumio Sasaki was just a regular guy who was stressed at work and […]

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