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Daily Archives: 2015-11-05

NUS studies: Faking one’s emotions makes one an abusive supervisor

The mentally draining task of faking one’s emotions to adhere to certain workplace policies, such as rules on providing ‘service with a smile’, can make supervisors more abusive, according to new research by Dr. Sam Yam, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, which will be published in a forthcoming 2016 issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Through a survey of 184 …

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4 ways to motivate yourself to cook at home more

By Joanne Poh, MoneySmart.sg Most Singaporeans are good at eating but clueless when it comes to cooking. We resort to increasingly substandard hawker food because we never have time to cook, and our cooking skills are dismal according to a recent survey. If you don’t practise, you don’t improve, and judging by the increasing amounts Singaporean households spend eating out, not …

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NUS studies: Disguised corruption in China through credit cards

Some banks in China have been issuing bureaucrats with higher credit lines than those given to non-bureaucrats, until the recent crackdown on corruption in the country, suggesting that credit cards have been used as a disguised form of corruption, according to fresh research by Professor Sumit Agarwal ([email protected]) of the Department of Finance at NUS Business School. According to the …

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Edge coveted Best Buffet Award at Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2015

  Pan Pacific Singapore’s international culinary theatre Edge was crowned with the coveted Best Buffet Award in Wine & Dine Singapore’s Top Restaurants 2015 at its 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The Best Buffet Award recognises Edge for its outstanding cuisine, impeccable service and memorable dining experience. In acknowledgement of this achievement, Edge was presented a Best Buffet Plaque and awarded …

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Magna Carta to be exhibited at Supreme Court Building in mid-November

The British High Commission has announced that it would be hosting the visit of Magna Carta, one of the most important documents from history from 19 to 23 November at a joint public exhibition at the Supreme Court Building. This exhibition is part of a tour of Magna Carta to seven countries between September to December 2015, to mark the …

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NUS studies: Humble CEOs bring higher returns for companies

Companies with humble chief executive officers (CEO) enjoy higher Return on Assets (ROA), according to new research by the NUS Business School. In a recent study examining the relationship between CEO humility and company profits, Dr. Amy Ou Yi, Assistant Professor of Management and Organization, found a positive link between CEOs rated as ‘humble’ by their chief financial officers (CFOs) …

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