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‘I spent $20,000 of my parents’ money on mystery boxes’: When lines between gaming and gambling are blurred

Mystery or loot boxes appear in many online games — could they turn a teenager’s love for gaming into a gambling addiction? Here are young gamers’ ...

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Can drinking coffee help you live longer? Studies show it has health benefits

Consuming four or five eight-ounce cups of coffee a day has been associated with reduced death rates.

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Eric, baby Elliot and Wei Shi, a family full of hopes — and fears too. (Photo: Goh Chiew Tong)

They grieved when their baby was born blind. Now they see a world of possibilities for him

Eric and Wei Shi panicked at first: How could they raise Elliot to be like everyone else? Would he lag developmentally? Could ...

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Many are hoping the meeting among Malaysia's royals will provide a reset of Malaysian politics after six months of stasis.

Prof James Chin highlights the high expectations that the upcoming Conference of Rulers can turn the tide for Malaysia.

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Commentary Commentary: Will Malaysian king take PM Muhyiddin’s government to task for huge COVID-19 mess?
It’s practically a miracle that the Internet stays up as long as it does.

Cybersecurity observers Bryan Tan and Benjamin Ang lay out the implications of another widespread Internet outage

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Companies in the construction sector would have by now realised the drawbacks of being overly reliant on foreign labour.

Labour economist Kelvin Seah urges companies to jettison their resistance to automation and the adoption of newer technologies

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Commentary Commentary: Foreign labour shortages in construction sector is a wake-up call for change
It was an eerie journey through empty hallways at Changi Airport with personnel in full PPE, and always a niggling concern in the back of my mind whether we would be let through the immigration controls in Germany.

Greg Lim-Lange describes the twists and turns in flying to meet his mother during COVID-19

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Commentary Commentary: A precious chance to see my ageing mother in Germany after being separated by COVID-19
The overall market for eating out may be getting saturated ... Every new restaurant may just be just taking away a share of the same barely growing pie.

SMU’s Dr Seshan Ramaswami predicts the F&B industry will experience severe disruption beyond the pandemic.

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Commentary Commentary: Does Singapore just have too many F&B outlets?
People who use their phones more heavily during the hours before bedtime sleep later by 40 minutes on average, compared with a group of light phone users.

NUS researchers Stijn Massar and Michael Chee explain the phenomenon of bedtime procrastination

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