The Online Citizen

Five affordable ways to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease

by ValueChampion Cardiovascular disease symptoms may not always be obvious, but they can become an expensive chronic medical issue. Find out what you should do to reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most common maladies affecting Singaporeans. It’s also one of the most deadly, with a third of all deaths being attributed to …

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Alleged drug trafficker with IQ of 69 on death sentence, in his final bid to escape the gallows with aid of lawyers and activists

29-year old Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is an individual who has an IQ of 69, a finding by the prosecution’s psychiatrist which judges, including in the Court of Appeal, accepted and affirmed. This level of IQ meant that Nagaenthran is among those with “extremely low range of functioning”, according to the internationally recognised WAIS-IV test, which measures cognitive abilities. In …

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Three unique baby shower gifts that also reward the giver

by ValueChampion While finding a stand-out baby shower gift can be challenging, there are a few creative options that will both surprise the mom-to-be and also reward the giver. From onesies to pink or blue cupcakes, baby shower gifts may be cute but are often predictable. Even more, guests at a gathering without a registry may end up buying duplicates (and …

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Are the MSMs and their experts trying to sensationalise Temasek’s performance?

by Joseph Nathan When Temasek releases its latest “Summary Reporting”, I find the various reports from our mainstream media very confusing. With a headline that screams “Temasek’s net portfolio value hits record high for third year running”, one would expect its returns on investment to be doing well too. Interestingly, its latest Total Shareholder Return or TSR for the same …

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Three ways employers can boost office productivity

by ValueChampion Of the many ways to incentivise employees to work harder, these 3 options are amongst the easiest to implement, while still delivering results. Office settings can have a surprisingly strong impact on employee performance. With the right combination of atmosphere and perks, it’s possible to improve productivity without implementing massive changes in company policy. These 3 recommendations can improve …

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When is it worth buying annual travel insurance?

by ValueChampion Travel insurance is a popular purchase for a lot of vacationers. But given that travellers have different preferences and habits, it can be difficult to navigate all of the available offerings. In this article, we explore whether you will benefit most from an annual travel policy or a single trip policy. With so many travel trends taking Singaporeans by …

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