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Singapore: A Grilling Nirvana

Steven Raichlen | Posted 02.05.2016 | Taste
Steven Raichlen

The nearly five million people who make up this island nation at the tip of the Malaysian peninsula call it home. I call it a grilling nirvana.

Guy Eats 8 Pounds Of Chicken And Rice, Then Shows Off Tight Abs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.03.2016 | Weird News

This should break the heart of dieters everywhere. Watch Zermatt Neo of Singapore down about 8 pounds of chicken with rice and pull up hi...

A Great Achievement in Economic Diplomacy

Matt Gold | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

A free trade agreement (FTA) expands economic opportunity in foreign markets for American workers and businesses, while doing the same for their foreign counterparts in our market. The increased trade improves the overall economy of each country. But, in order to avoid unwanted side effects, modern FTAs do more.

Growth in Singapore - Good Governance for the Sake of Future Generations

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

By Natalie Feder and Rolf Bachmann, St. Gallen Symposium At the 1st St. Gallen Symposium Singapore Forum held on 23 January 2016, a number of promine...

US Then, China Now: Have We Learned Anything?

CHEE Soon Juan | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
CHEE Soon Juan

Between 2007 and 2008, Temasek Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC) lost a combined US$80 billion of their assets in ...

Migrant Workers Reading Mean Comments In A Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

A powerful video of migrants to Singapore reading out local residents' comments about them shows how much words matter. Familiar Strangers, a ...

Third World Bathrooms in OneWorld Terminal at JFK

Christine Negroni | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Warning to readers:  Photos of toilets appear in this post. Travelers at the airport hail from many countries and speak many languages bu...

Authoritarian rule and the impending crisis in Singapore

CHEE Soon Juan | Posted 01.15.2016 | Politics
CHEE Soon Juan

"We have learned that any solution to our problems require much more that the piecemeal measures attempted in the past. It demands nothing less than a...

My Personal Travel Hot List 2015

George Hobica | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
George Hobica

Looking back on my wanderings last year, I flew a lot of miles on a lot of airlines and slept in a lot of beds. Here are my shout outs for the best and most memorable experiences in air travel, hotel stays, and city visits.

Five Experiences to Put on Your Bucket List in the New Year

Heather Keleher | Posted 01.21.2016 | Travel
Heather Keleher

As the New Year comes around, we seek adventure and yearn for new experiences and can't help but think: What do I want to do? Where do I want to go? What do I want to see? From my recent travels, I have constructed a list of the experiences I still dream of to put on your bucket list!

The Hidden Gap Between Asian Culture and Luxury Sales

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

As consumers become more knowledgeable about what other consumers are experiencing, the demands for excellent customer service increase. The vast majority of consumers say they will walk out of a store if they receive inadequate assistance from employees. Nowhere is this more impactful than in the luxury market.

Is America Overpaying for Internet & Broadband?

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 12.22.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Time Warner Cable (TWC) just increased my Triple Play rates again. The original advertised price was $89.99. It is now a whopping $211 bucks - a 134 p...

Singapore Sex Workers Take on "Champions" of Violence With Humor

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.21.2015 | World
Katherine Koster

While most sex worker organizations were taking a solemn approach to December 17th, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Singapore's...

What Is Good Healthcare?: A Global Study

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science
Hippo Reads

By Mark Wien, Hippo Reads contributor This is the first part of a three-part series. 1. The Band-Aid Treatment: We can cover the blood, but we are...

Merry Christmas from My Muslim Family to Yours -- Whatever Your Religion (Or Not)

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 12.16.2015 | Religion
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

Celebrating all our American holidays, at least to some degree, would foster unity and goodwill. We are one country and we have much more in common than not.

What We Can Learn About Aging From Little Singapore

Paul H. Irving | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty
Paul H. Irving

Population aging is spreading worldwide due to increasing longevity and declining birth rates, resulting in a relative reduction in the proportion of children and an increase in the proportion of older adults in the population.

With Malaysia at the Helm, Southeast Asia's Economic Community Takes Off

Rachael Willis | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Rachael Willis

Kuala Lumpur as seen on Flickr via gulfu Under the watchful eye of Malaysia's Prime Minister, Najib Razak, an agreement was finally signed on Novemb...

Adam Lambert Responds To Anti-Gay Petition With 'Spectacular' Promise

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Is Adam Lambert Too Sexy (And Gay) For This New Year's Eve Concert?

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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Star Wars Plane Lands At Singapore Airport

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.12.2015 | Travel

Star Wars fans can take their love for the franchise to soaring new heights.  A real-life Star Wars aircraft landed at Singapore's Changi...

The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Setting: The Red Velvet Side of Life in Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

I definitely did not anticipate that a red mesh dress by Singaporean designer Max.Tan would be turned into an edible study in deconstructing, and then re-assembling, the perfect red velvet cake.

The TPP: Another Deadly Trade Deal

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

For decades, the regulations for international commerce, for so-called free trade, have lined the pockets of the already wealthy and emptied those of workers thrown out of their jobs.

After 13 Years, I'm Leaving Christianity

Keay Nigel | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Keay Nigel

Dear Christians, do know that just because you think you're right doesn't mean that everyone else is wrong. Though I no longer consider myself a Christian, I'm still keeping a space for God in my heart. I didn't lose my religion. Instead, I'm creating my own.

Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

How to Clear Away the Haze Suffocating Southeast Asia

Chandran Nair | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Chandran Nair

KUALA LUMPUR -- It is right to criticize Indonesia for the forest fires that cast a suffocating haze across Southeast Asia this summer and fall. But this is a regional problem. Indonesia can't do it alone. ASEAN and the world must step forward and take action, before Southeast Asia is lost in the haze forever.