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Lifting weights? Your fat cells would like to have a word

A cellular chat after your workout may explain in part why weight training burns fat.

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Workers ferried in lorries in Singapore.

‘I felt like I was going to fall off’: Lorry rides and the push to make it safer for workers

Despite safety concerns, lorries are still being used to transport Singapore’s migrant workers. A few Singaporeans get a taste ...

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Employee expectations of bosses and companies have hiked, because of pent-up job switches that did not happen and pandemic-driven epiphanies of what truly matters to them.

NUS Business School's Wu Pei Chun explores why many are looking to switch jobs

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Commentary Commentary: The coming resignation tsunami - why many may leave their jobs in a pandemic economy
The nationalism wolf warriors stoke poses risks for Beijing in not only suppressing criticality from the national discourse, but also creating a patriotism that can be difficult to control.

Christian Le Miere weighs in on the rise of wolf warrior diplomacy in China

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Commentary Commentary: A pity China can’t seem to ditch its wolf warrior diplomacy
Russia faces the unenviable task of ensuring that its security and that of its Central Asian allies will not be compromised by the probable return of the Taliban to power.

NTU's Christopher Cheang analyses Russia's choices after the US withdraws from Afghanistan

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Commentary Commentary: As US withdraws, Russia confronts an awkward dilemma in Afghanistan
Shein’s competitors aren’t other fast fashion giants, or other e-commerce platforms like Amazon. Its greatest competitor is inattention.

IMD Business School researchers examine how long Shein's popularity will last

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Commentary Commentary: Chinese fashion giant Shein has taken over the world. It has just met its match
Despite their small size, mangroves and their biodiversity work hard behind the scenes every day to support and protect us.

NUS' Dan Friess describes the importance of mangrove forests and their conservation

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Commentary Commentary: Mangroves, a crown jewel of Singapore’s coastline
A law that restricts smoking inside homes intrudes into smokers’ private life. But when people smoke inside their homes, they are encroaching into the health and therefore private lives of their neighbours.

NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health's Yvette Van Der Eijk on why regulating smoking at home is tricky

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Commentary Commentary: If people smoke at home, the problem of secondhand smoke will not go away

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