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4 Gifts That Empower

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, many people from all walks of life were impacted and it struck especially hard for groups such as lower-income families with sole breadwinners, small business owners, the airline industry, taxi drivers, and many more. Times are changing and many people have switched careers to keep up with the economy. The government has also put together job-centric resources...

Stress Coping Methods for Students

Many Asian households place a large importance on academic excellence and Singapore is no exception. Singaporean students face national exams from as young as 12 years old. This national exam, the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), will determine the school and programme that students can enrol in for their secondary education. An examination at 12 years old is a huge determining factor...

The Importance of Self-care

In the current pandemic, many people are working from home. Generally, there are two different groups of people - one which enjoys working from home as they cut down on travel time, and enjoy a comfortable work environment, while the other dislikes WFH as it tends to blur the boundaries between work and life. It is of little doubt that the latter often find themselves more stressed as they find...

What You Wish Your Younger Self Knew

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we spoke to various elder people, chatting with them about their life stories. We asked them what they wish their younger self knew and the importance of their advice. In this article, we have condensed some of their thoughts, and their good wishes for the younger generation.  1 Health Precedes Wealth Regardless of how much wealth one has accumulated during their...

Why Lifelong Learning Matters

You may be asking yourself: "Why is lifelong learning so important?"  We live in a rapidly changing world, and we might find ourselves needing to switch careers at some point in our lives. For this reason, lifelong learning is a necessity.  Research shows that 7 in 10 bosses aim to hire workers with broader skill sets. In 2017, the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report ranked learning...

Ways to Empower Someone

This word has been around for a long time, but has recently picked up steam: “empowerment”. The word has benefits that can be applied to any relationship, whether between friends, family members, children and parents, or business leaders and employees. The next time you’re working on a project with someone else, try to empower them! This article will share five ways you can empower someone....

Nicole’s Internship Reflection (Gifting.sg and Swapie.co)

During the internship for the past 2 and a half months I have been working at Swapie.co and Gifting.sg , I have had the privilege of working in a fun and productive environment. I was able to try my hand at various tasks from different departments and gained an experience that I believe is rare for interns today.  Human Resource Management At the beginning of my internship, I was entrusted with...

How to build and maintain strong interpersonal relationships

  It is a good idea to take a quick look at the definition of interpersonal relationships. In short, an interpersonal relationship is a strong or close association or acquaintance between two or more people that can last from a brief time period to an ongoing one. This can extend from family to friends, to colleagues, to neighbours, or even strangers that you have just met. It can be a...

Small Acts Of Kindness

Amid the challenges of the current COVID pandemic, now more than ever is a time to be kind. This can be done through small acts of kindness such as simply sending a thoughtful note to a faraway friend or helping your parents with chores can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Meghan Marcum, PsyD, chief psychologist at A Mission for Michael noted that giving back to society is not a purely...

Benefits of having a strong social support system

As humans, we need other humans to thrive. Social support and social interaction have a positive influence on our physical and mental health. Social support refers to the psychological and material resources provided by a social network to help individuals cope with stress. Such social support may come in different forms, and might involve: Helping a person with various daily tasks or offering...
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