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Nuanced Evaluation Of Dating Apps A Breath Of Fresh Air

“But while the process of finding love has become easier and more efficient, the old adage of ‘easy come, easy go’ could describe how romantic relationships are formed these days” (The Big Read: Fast Love – Dating Apps Help Busy Singaporeans Find Almost Instant Romance, Cynthia Choo). Presenting the dating app experience as contingent upon … Continue reading

Confronting Singapore’s Subpar Care Of Its Elderly

From a policy perspective – and with the intent of helping all elderly Singaporeans age gracefully and successfully, notwithstanding the varied and non-dichotomised definitions of success – the questions which follow the excellent piece about help given to the elderly and the poor (ST, Apr. 7) revolve around the evolving needs of an ageing but underprepared population, the responsibilities of the government and non-profit organisation, as well as the effectiveness of existing programmes and services. More importantly, drawing from the perspectives of those who require help, the caregivers who provide the help, and the organisations which facilitate these interactions, and turning to best practices within and beyond the country, what policy changes are needed to improve the Singaporean ageing experience? Continue reading

Growing Up “Special” In School

Put otherwise: Little is said about our biases attached to being at the top or being “special”, and the extent to which we are comfortable with confronting and questioning our privileges. Continue reading

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