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8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Stale Bread

8 Delicious Ways to Use Up Stale Bread

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I’ve always had visions of waking up on a Saturday morning and baking a rustic loaf of bread to enjoy all weekend long. For me, it feels like the essence of hygge… but a couple things stood in my way. First, the terminology of breadmaking (ie. yeast and rising and kneading and proofing) felt super intimidating. Second, it requires you to be home for a several hour stretch to perform the various required steps (ie. let the dough rise for an hour, then go back and divide it in two, and let it rise some more, etc etc) and it just never seemed to happen. But guess what! I recently got a copy of the fab cookbook Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford, and her super easy no-knead recipes gave me the push I needed to conquer my fears and start baking bread at home. It’s my ne

If You’re A Singapore Startup Owner, This Is How Budget 2018 Will Affect You

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Perhaps the point of Mr Heng Swee Keat’s speech that most Singaporeans will focus on is understandably the GST hike. And with good reason. For startups like my own, Budget 2018 will provide no new — or at most insignificant — top or bottom line impact. This is because the Government seems to have shifted away from radical policies designed to inject growth, like the Productivity and Innovation Credit and PIC+ schemes. Where Do Startups Go But the Government does set a direction for us. And that is to look beyond our shores and expand overseas. Mr Heng made numerous references to the need for firms to internationalise and have a regional focus. In fact, this appeared to be the bulk of the Government’s guidance to enterprises — much more than the usual “need for greater productivity and inno
8 Ways to Pull Off a Grown-Up Hair Bow

8 Ways to Pull Off a Grown-Up Hair Bow

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featured image by Kristen Kilpatrick Let’s be honest, keeping up with trends can be tricky. Fresh and new may feel exciting, but it’s important to proceed with caution. The truth – plenty should be left on the runway, and knowing what’s worth trying-out is hard.  Luckily bad fads fade, good ones cycle, and inevitably a classic is the “it” thing again. Suddenly an old style that we love is reimagined, and we get credit for being current when really we’re just staying the course. Timeless and tasteful fashion is built on these subtle statements, little things that pack a big punch. This year the experts agree, the MVP in the hair department is a beautiful bow.   Satin ribbons, silk cords and scarves, the best way to complete your look is to knot, tie, or trim your updo in pretty
All the Millennial Dating Terms You Need to Know

All the Millennial Dating Terms You Need to Know

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The dating world seems to be evolving faster than ever, thanks to apps and a little thing called the internet. Spend a mere twelve months inside of a committed relationship and you’ll be at serious risk for falling out of touch with our ever-changing dating culture. If that’s you, don’t worry, we’ve got all the freshest phrases sorted out for you below. Scroll down to find out if you’re being “breadcrumbed”, why “love bombing” is a risky move, and when exactly you should “DTR”. Happy swiping, y’all. featured image from the artist and the storyteller ...see the slideshow here The post All the Millennial Dating Terms You Need to Know appeared first on Camille Styles.
Singapore Budget 2018: Live Updates

Singapore Budget 2018: Live Updates

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Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will be delivering the Budget at 3:30pm, and we’ll be updating this article live with pointers mentioned during the speech. Longer term goals of economic restructuring and transformation are expected to be covered this year. In the meantime, watch this video and find out more about the purpose of the annual Budget! Join us at 3:30pm, and watch the livestream here, or keep refreshing this page for the Budget’s pointers as they are delivered. Singapore’s GDP grew by 3.6% last year, up from 2.4% in 2016, exceeding Govt’s forecast of 1% to 3%. We’ve been experiencing good productivity growth – highest since 2010. With the support of businesses, Trade Associations and Chambers and unions, Government has launched 21 out of 23 ...
Here’s Why Google Got Rid Of Its “View Image” Button—And How To Get Around It

Here’s Why Google Got Rid Of Its “View Image” Button—And How To Get Around It

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Google has removed the ‘view image’ button on its image searches thanks in part to a partnership with Getty images.  There are pretty easy workarounds though. You just ‘open image in new tab’ instead, install an extension, or simply use Yahoo or Bing.  You’ve probably noticed an interesting change if you’ve tried to Google for images lately. Usually, you’d have the option to view the image OR visit the site, but Google has since removed the ‘view image’ option. Now if you want to download an image, you’ll have to visit the site and scroll down to find it. Or, right click, select “Open image in new tab” and download it from there. The point here is that Google has now made it slightly more difficult for image thieves
Here’s Your Noob-Friendly Guide To Watching The RM2.72 Billion E-Sports Industry

Here’s Your Noob-Friendly Guide To Watching The RM2.72 Billion E-Sports Industry

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The e-sports scene can be unfriendly to new spectators. For beginners (especially in Malaysia), games to look out for include Dota 2, CS:GO, Overwatch, and PUBG. Most e-sports tournaments can be watched online on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube Gaming. Malaysia has a strong local contingent of cyberathletes, especially in Dota 2. With each passing day, the e-sports industry continues to grow at a pace unmatched by any other spectator sport; while the scene may still be dwarfed by the likes of football, basketball, and tennis, none of these are expected to nearly double their revenue within the next two years. E-sports is currently valued at around US$700 million (around RM2.72 billion), and is on target to double that amount to US$1.5 billion by 2020. For those already familiar with...
This Is How PH’s Youngest Billionare Built Filipino Favorite Chain—Mang Inasal

This Is How PH’s Youngest Billionare Built Filipino Favorite Chain—Mang Inasal

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Edgar “Injap” Sia was born in a Chinese-Japanese family, hence the nickname “Injap.” Even at a young age, he was already used to doing physical work just for him to reach his goals. He recalled spending his hours after school manning his parents’ grocery store in Roxas City—the place that became his training ground in managing a business. “While many of my friends were playing or riding their bikes, I would be moving inventory and counting soap.” He took up Architecture at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo but later on dropped out. At age 20, he started a laundry business and a photo-developing center. In the year 2003, he came up with an idea of opening a chicken barbecue fast-food restaurant. His father didn’t agree at first, but after pers
We Didn’t Think Subscription Boxes Or Books Were Profitable In M’sia. We Were Wrong.

We Didn’t Think Subscription Boxes Or Books Were Profitable In M’sia. We Were Wrong.

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Bookish Bundle is a Malaysian version of a popular mystery book subscription box trend popular overseas.  Each box costs RM80 or RM85. With a set price in mind, the team hustles to ensure that prices are exactly to budget, while still bringing in a profit. They’ve been profitable since box one.  The Bookish Bundle is a mystery subscription box that sells—you guessed it—books. Every three months or so, the team behind Bookish Bundle curates a box filled with book-lover goodies for RM80 in Peninsular Malaysia or RM85 for East Malaysia. Each box is curated and sold with a theme in mind; previous boxes have featured themes like “Royalty” or “Love & Equality”. Potential cutomers get teased about what’s coming / Image Credit: Bookish Bundle The story of
MRT Stations Gear Up To Go Completely Cashless – But Is This A Smart Move For A Smart Nation?

MRT Stations Gear Up To Go Completely Cashless – But Is This A Smart Move For A Smart Nation?

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This morning, I woke up to my parents discussing about the announcement that cash top-up services at passenger service centres (PSC) are being phased out “completely by next month”. Once set in motion, those still reliant on cash top-ups would need to either use self-help ticketing machines, or go to convenience stores to add value to their transport cards. This move towards “weaning commuters off cash when paying for public transport” has actually been happening since last September, when the first batch of 11 MRT stations stopped allowing cash top-ups at PSCs. Since then, 89 other stations have followed suit, and on 21 Feb (Wed), 24 other stations will do the same. The remaining 25 stations will have the service removed next month, on 21 Mar. By 2020, cash payment...