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DO the buttons on dual-flush toilets annoy you as much as they do me? You know, where one round button is split into two half-moons - one to denote a less water-intensive flush (for a, well, less-...

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ADMIT it. It's not something you're proud of, but each night, you stay up way later than you should - lying in bed in your darkened room, face eerily lit by the glow of your iPhone,...

SOMETHING I've been thinking about, amid the pineapple tarts and bak kwa: Is it just me, or have roosters gotten the short end of the stick, at least in the English language? I mean, how many...

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I REMEMBER stepping into The Business Times newsroom six years ago, wondering what on earth I had gotten myself into: an English Literature major, allergic to numbers, going into financial journalism...

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THINK Christmas starts and ends with jolly old St Nicholas? Lean your ear this way, friends, for this festive season, BT's Offbeat column lives up to its name - by sharing some of the weirdest...

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EVERY election year, I witness an unfriending frenzy unfold on my Facebook feed. In 2016, it was mostly my American friends who were on a purging rampage - "If you're dumb enough to vote...

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HARK, fellow women, for equality is here - thanks to female urination devices (FUDs), we can now pee standing up, too. I get that this isn't the most genteel of topics to broach, but as that...

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MY parents were sitting at the back of the school hall when they saw me burst into tears. "What happened?!," they asked with horror, after weaving through what felt like a never-ending...

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FOR years now, an epic battle has been waged in the state of New Jersey over what to call a particular smoked pork product that is very popular over there.

OF all the things that are interesting about an entrepreneur's life, it's not how they made it big that intrigues me most; it's how they started small...