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For Maradona, politics was as much a part of his life as football was and that made him an endearing and relatable personality to the masses.

John Duerden pays tribute to the life of Diego Maradona

People gather to mourn the death of soccer legend Diego Maradona, outside the Diego Armando Maradon
Commentary Commentary: Maradona was a great footballer, but he was also much more
Because of their feel-good nature and championing of the underdog, these social media posts tend to go viral, making it seem that doing well in life despite your PSLE results is a common occurrence. 

CNA's Grace Yeoh argues that being “average” doesn't constitute a moral failing

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Commentary Commentary: PSLE scores and the problem with the beloved late bloomer narrative
In the 10 months of COVID-19, Japan has seen more deaths from suicides than from the pandemic.

Researcher Yuka Hasegawa argues that Japan must not be complacent in dealing with its latest COVID-19 wave

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Commentary Commentary: Japan has taken care of two COVID-19 waves so how bad can this third one be?
The hold that Trump and his ideology of Trumpism has on the Republican Party also heightens the risk that his tendencies may live on with potential candidates for a run in 2022 or a presidential bid in 2024. 

BowerGroupAsia's James Carouso and Dr Prashanth Parameswaran explain Trump's negative legacy on the US

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Commentary Commentary: Trump may be conceding but his scorched-earth antics are deeply troubling
Even for pragmatic Asia, companies will be forced to look at human factors such as diversity, inclusion and stress indicators, and move beyond paying lip service to these issues for a few powerful reasons.

Talent development consultant Crystal Lim-Lange says COVID-19 will force a rethink of how firms approach human capital

Office workers walk around the financial business district in Singapore
Commentary Commentary: How COVID-19 has forced employers to be more human – and rewards them in the process
The work of homemakers, driven almost entirely by females, often goes unnoticed as much of it occurs in the private domain. 

June Yong makes the case of why the value of parenthood and homemakers needs a rethink

A woman holds her stomach at the last stages of her pregnancy in Bordeaux
Commentary Commentary: The cult of work is eroding the value of parenthood

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