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    1. Commentary: Distracted snacking could put your health and waistline at risk

      Commentary: Distracted snacking could put your health and waistline at risk

      Most people do not realise how easy it is to over-consume calories while snacking, says an expert.

      SHEFFIELD: Cakes, biscuits and energy bars are, for many people, just staples of everyday life – the snacks that keep them going through the day.

      But most people do not realise how easy it is to over-consume calories while snacking. In some countries, women are advised to consume 2,000 calories a day, and men, 2,500.

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    2. Commentary: If you had to pick - Facebook's Libra or another country's cryptocurrency?

      Commentary: If you had to pick - Facebook's Libra or another country's cryptocurrency?

      You may not like Facebook's Libra but what if you had to pick a cryptocurrency? Which would you trust? Kenneth Rogoff picks apart the trade-offs.

      NEW YORK CITY: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was at least half right when he recently told the United States Congress that there is no US monopoly on regulation of next-generation payments technology.

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    3. Amazon Is Trying to Help Merchants with Importing Their Goods

      Amazon Is Trying to Help Merchants with Importing Their Goods

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Channel News Asia. It’s titled Amazon Buys Cloud Startup INLT to Help Merchants Import Goods.

      It covers an important news piece that importers are going to want to know about. Here’s a short excerpt:

      The firm, with around a dozen employees based in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, makes software for sellers to manage costs and customs clearance of cross-border shipments. Seattle-based Amazon said it will offer INLT's cloud-based computing technology to its merchants.

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    4. Doll-Making as an Artform

      Doll-Making as an Artform

      Here's a fascinating artist from Channel News Asia. Her name is Janice Yong from Singapore and the dolls that she works on are worth $3,000.

      In this article titled The Singaporean Hand-Crafting the Wonder of Childhood for the World, we learn of her works. Here's an interesting snippet:

      Carving the plastic is similar to carving wood. I use tools like scalpels, chisels and other sharp things. It’s labour-intensive and there’s not much room for error. Following the carving, comes the sanding, painting, varnishing, and everything else in between and after – including lid art, making eye ...

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      Mentions: Locals
    5. Why Being Eager is Overrated

      Why Being Eager is Overrated

      Thought we'd share this shareworthy article from Channel News Asia with you. It's called Make Yourself Scarce - In Today's World, That's Mindful Advice, Not an Insult.

      It has some sound advice and insights. This one's particularly, interesting:

      Think about it this way: If you’re overly excited about a work opportunity, that might communicate that you are in low demand. All the more reason to play it cool. Making something harder to get, Dr Nicholson said, “tends to increase at least the perception of the value, if not its actual value.”

      Check out the article ...

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    6. Singapore Man Bets Big On Leather

      Singapore Man Bets Big On Leather

      Here's one article from Channel News Asia that we found to be really thought-provoking. It's called The Singapore Ad Man Who Quit His Job to Play With Leather at 51.

      It shares the experiences of Eric Siow. In this interview, he shares some valuable insights. Here's one that's particularly interesting:

      Turning this leather craft hobby into a full-time gig has to be one of the best things I have ever done. As a creative person at heart, the practice of leather crafting came quite naturally to me. Having said that, it wasn’t all smooth sailing ...

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      Mentions: Locals Lifestyle
    7. The Unseen Victims of Counterfeit Imports

      The Unseen Victims of Counterfeit Imports

      We stumbled upon this article from Channel News Asia and thought immediately that it would be good to share here. It's titled More Buying Counterfeit Goods and Knock-Offs - It's Costing Billions and More.

      Jay Kennedy reports on this story and shares some insightful perspectives. Here's one of them:

      Some counterfeiting schemes have even been tied to human smuggling rings, international organised crime groups and drug gangs.

      The United Nations lists counterfeiting as one of the most lucrative criminal activities for transnational organised gangs. In fact, counterfeiting is more profitable for these groups than drug smuggling or human ...

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    8. Motor racing - Indy 500 champ Power not taking foot off the gas

      Motor racing - Indy 500 champ Power not taking foot off the gas

      REUTERS: Will Power may have filled a major gap in his motor racing resume with his win at this year's Indianapolis 500 but the ambitious Australian is not about to take his foot off the gas pedal as he seeks the IndyCar championship. Power could go without a win the rest of the year and still call the campaign a resounding success given his triumph in the marquee race on the IndyCar calendar, but he shifted his focus after an emotional celebration at the Brickyard.

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