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Parenting
 
Let's just say that I've been saddled with more than the usual dose of new-parent stress: My five-month-old daughter is an alien - a resident alien, that is.
As a child, Singaporean TV host Sarah Benjamin used to ask her parents for an unusual bedtime story. It spanned centuries and involved history, myth and the founder of Singapore, known in the late 13th century as Temasek.
Point and click has a lot going for it. However, as people take masses of photos and videos on easy-to-use smartphones and tech devices, perhaps a little unease lingers for some.
When a bunch of healthy, well-adjusted adult males gather to belt out a floppy-headed boyband's cheesy song with gusto, there can only be one reason for it: True love.
A baby bump need not signal a growing foetus within. Addressing rumours that she was pregnant with her fourth child, American actress Jennifer Garner said recently on The Ellen DeGeneres Show: "I am not pregnant, but I've had three kids and there is a bump. From now on, I will have a bump and it will be my baby bump and let's just all settle in and get used to it. It's not going anywhere."
My husband and I met as classmates at Hwa Chong Junior College, the former incarnation of today's Hwa Chong Institution (HCI).
Stories on retirement planning feature regularly in my job as a financial journalist. At Money Desk, we often delve into financial planning for retirement based on a hard-headed approach.
Oscar-winning British film-maker David Puttnam and his composer-pianist son Sacha Puttnam have a strong rapport that is apparent when one meets them.