5 new retinol products that are guaranteed to up your skincare game

Retinol. If you are a skincare junkie like us, you’ve probably heard all about it. Known as the ultimate skin-rejuvenating ingredient, retinol reduces fine lines and wrinkles, making it one of the best ingredients for anti-ageing treatment. With how popular Retinol is, many skincare brands include it in their products. It is no surprise that there seems to be many...

6 healthy hawker centre hacks

Singapore's hawker centres are unbeatable when it comes to fast, affordable and hearty comfort food. But let's face it — most hawker centre dishes are quite unhealthy, being high in saturated fat, salt, sugar and calories. Most dishes are very high in starch and carbohydrates too, and usually heavily doused in grease, sauce or curry. Did you...

Can TCM help relieve anxiety, stress & depression?

We often associate Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with holistic treatments that target physical ailments. But TCM practitioners also believe that mental and physical wellness are closely linked, and TCM treatments can in fact help alleviate mental disorders. “Disruptions to mental health occur when vital organs such as the heart and liver are out of balance. Signs of this typically...

Take care of yourself on World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) with these 10.10 deals

Mental health has always been an issue in society, but it wasn’t until the pandemic that it was thrust into the spotlight. From lockdowns, restrictions, to the loss of jobs for many, there have been quite a lot to deal with mentally and emotionally. Oct 10 is World Mental Health Day — a day made for “global...

Luxury travel with a conscience, holiday rentals that help communities – these start-ups make your trips more sustainable

It’s a conundrum of our time. After nearly two years in lockdown, many of us are desperate for a change of scenery, some choosing to go on holiday abroad despite the extra financial burden of PCR tests for Covid-19 and weeks confined in hotel quarantine on return. At the same time, the need to reduce...

NFT art show opening in Hong Kong, with sustainable development charities to benefit from proceeds of artwork sales

The Shadow of Murgha Punishment (Corporal Punishment Series) by Fahim Rao. Limited edition NFTs of the 2021 work will be presented by the Sovereign Art Foundation during the Impact NFT Exhibition. Photo: Fahim Rao/Shaarbek Amankul A technology platform backed by conservation organisation the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) will hold an exhibition of “sustainable”...

World Heart Day: Your heart health is in your hands

Pexels Today (Sept 29) is World Heart Day, which marks an international campaign to fight against cardiovascular disease and spread awareness about how to achieve better heart health. For instance, here's a simple way to look after your heart: Watch what you eat. No, you don't have to give up your beloved laksa and char kway teow. Practising...

Presenting The Stylish Starbucks x Alice + Olivia Collection In Malaysia

Autumn has finally arrived (definitely not in Malaysia, though)! This means that various outlets especially food and beverages outlets would be coming out with their autumn-themed products for the perusal of their fellow customers. If there was one place that everyone looks forward to when it comes to seasonal promotions, it would definitely be...

Childhood games that Squid Game reminds us of – violent ends not included

Screengrab/YouTube/Netflix By now, your social media feeds and text conversations would be riddled with talk of the global Netflix chart-topping series, "Squid Game" - and hot debates about whether it's awesome and addictive or reeks of plagiarism and lack of originality. Either way, the Korean drama series has brought to mind - and, for some, ruined -...