Saturday, April 29, 2017

A scientist claims we can reverse the ageing process by doing something very simple April 28, 2017 at 09:38PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2qbFkKA People spend tens of thousands of pounds to try to make themselves look younger - be it through expensive anti-wrinkle cream, botox or hair transplants. But, what if all that we needed to do  was amend our way of thinking?

Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur April 28, 2017 at 03:20PM

Dedicate this song to your wife (especially after having children).
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2hlJtYZ Discovered 5,109,948 times using Shazam, the music discovery app.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

12 of the Best Jobs You Can Do From Home April 25, 2017 at 09:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mhSOQj Earn a steady paycheck without ever leaving your house.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Toddler acting up? Relax, mama—she’s normal April 25, 2017 at 01:13AM

“The early years are about teaching, not punishing. When parents have realistic expectations about their child’s capabilities, they can guide behavior in very sensitive and effective ways.” My response to those well-meaning but child free "advisors", please stop prompting me to punish my child for throwing a tantrum fit. You will get it when you are parenting one day 😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2q9KK58 The early years are about teaching, not punishing.

Monday, April 24, 2017

HuffPost Partner Studio April 23, 2017 at 09:33PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2okbwvi Poor childhood nourishment can affect a child's lifelong health.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

10 Reasons Your Toddler's Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing April 22, 2017 at 10:48PM

Abby certainly loves me enough to show me all her tantrums! 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oAetWM Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Dirt and Boogers, Messy Motherhood April 17, 2017 at 12:36AM

Yes, to heal and get over the past is probably best.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2fnojEN "This is for all of you parents who lived through difficult childhoods, difficult years--through trauma (however you would define it), through neglect, through war—especially, but not necessarily, as children. This is for all of you who had to do whatever you needed to do to survive and now you are out on the other side. You made it with a lot of grit and effort. Your life is calm. It is good. And you are working hard as a parent to raise your children, whether they are toddlers, teens or young adults."

The sad reason why so many mothers take selfies with their kids April 16, 2017 at 02:07PM

"But another reason for dads to take more photos of mums is that every time they do it they tell the mother of their children that she is important. In a culture like ours, dominated by the image, photography is a way to demonstrate that women and women's lives are worth documenting just as much as men's. By excluding women from this culture, we give the impression that dad is the important one and mum is barely worth noticing. Without even realising it, kids will internalise the belief that dad's interaction with them is so important it needs to be immortalised, whereas mum, well, when is dinner ready and where are my clean socks?" Thank you, Tze-Win Lai. For videoing all the special moments between Abby and me.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oeY87o No, it's not to do with narcissism, but something more insidious.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

VICE April 15, 2017 at 10:34PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ojeefJ 🌍📚

Childhood Trauma Leads To Lifelong Chronic Illness -- So Why Isn't The Medical Community Helping Patients? April 15, 2017 at 10:29PM

"My physician explained that ongoing adversity in childhood leads to a chronic state of “fight, flight or freeze.” Researchers at Yale had recently shown that when inflammatory stress hormones flood a child’s body and brain, they alter the genes that oversee our stress reactivity, re-setting the stress response to “high” for life. This increases the risk of inflammation, which manifests later in cancer, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases like mine..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2pkQ48U When I was twelve, I was coming home from swimming at my neighbor's dock when I saw an ambulance's flashing lights in our driveway. I still remember the ...

lh3.googleusercontent.com April 15, 2017 at 10:02PM

Does it not look like mama is teaching little tot how to hop and dance? Thanks to Google Photo 😆
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Economist April 10, 2017 at 10:31PM


via Facebook http://econ.st/2nUBQXL Children who speak more than one language perform better at complicated tasks, research has shown. For The Economist’s 1843 magazine, a father explains what it's like to bring up a bilingual child

Saturday, April 08, 2017

How a Parent’s Affection Shapes a Child’s Happiness for Life April 07, 2017 at 10:42PM

"Higher self-esteem, improved academic performance, better parent-child communication, and fewer psychological and behavior problems have been linked to this type of affection. On the other hand, children who do not have affectionate parents tend to have lower self esteem and to feel more alienated, hostile, aggressive, and anti-social."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jyYanB There have been a number of recent studies that highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweden.se March 30, 2017 at 10:46AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2ikYxq6 The story of how photographer Johan Bävman decided to turn Swedish dads on parental leave into role models for dads around the world.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Research Proves a Part of Your Baby Remains in Your Body for Up to 38 Years March 29, 2017 at 10:30PM

"I’ve always known that motherhood changes you forever, but I just didn’t know how much it changes us, even at our most basic cellular level..." 🤷‍♀️😅😭😂😍
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2oaVpPG Babies' cells remain inside a mother's body for as long as 38 years after pregnancy, but there are some downsides.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Wonder Weeks March 28, 2017 at 09:48PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nKEMJR "Your baby’s brain is only 25% developed at birth and grows exponentially in the first few years of life. Frequent night-time nursing and the essential fatty-acids it provides helps build an extraordinary number of synaptic pathways. Brain development goes hand in hand with physical development. Therefore when your baby learns to crawl or walk the extra neurological construction is immense. In turn, the nutritional needs increase and night-time feedings do too. Similarly as your baby grows they begin to discriminate between attachment figures - with this new consciousness comes the possibility of separation anxiety. This anxiety can exist at night where it may not have done before and is a normal expression of the meaningfulness of a secure attachment. In other words, the ebb and flow of how much sleep or sleep-waking occurs is dependent on your child’s milestones, myriad day-time experiences and the stimulating loving interactions on which they thrive."

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

ATTN: Video March 27, 2017 at 11:49AM

👍🏼
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nfhw6i Dads and moms should share parenting roles. -- Nev Schulman

Monday, March 27, 2017

25 Cheat Sheets That Make Cooking Healthier Less Of A Freaking Chore March 26, 2017 at 08:28PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mYHRCk Proof that cooking a little healthier can be pretty simple and damn tasty.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Knitting Stitch Patterns March 25, 2017 at 09:11PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1CfJJvZ From the most basic stitches to the most complex, there are countless beautiful patterns for you to choose from that surely you will love.

Vox March 25, 2017 at 05:38PM

Always a hero to me. He is not perfect but he has tried his very best.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mCVaNp The failure of Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump to pass a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act makes one thing perfectly clear: love him or hate him, Barack Obama is one of the most consequential presidents in American history. http://bit.ly/2aciUmz

Friday, March 24, 2017

Viewpoint: Life in the land of 'candle princesses' - BBC News March 23, 2017 at 09:59AM

That's me 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2o7Jy11 Writer Eris Choo describes growing up dark-skinned in Malaysia among "candle princesses".

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

50 Awesome Indoor Activities for Bored Kids (No Parents Required) March 20, 2017 at 09:16PM

Definitely need this for the next one week of rainy days...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nhcTJ9 It's winter. Your kids are climbing the walls at home, fighting over who's breathing whose air ... aggggh! While it may be tempting to plant...

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids March 20, 2017 at 11:50AM

"A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults. On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as they were growing up exhibited significantly lower mental well-being throughout their adult lives; in fact, the effect was judged to be similar to the recent death of a close friend or relative..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nb533Y Parents exhibit psychological control and behavioral control on their children, but only behavioral control leads to happy kids.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond March 20, 2017 at 12:05AM

We are already doing most of these at home...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n0jNTx This is the coolest thing ever!! "According to the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen, Danes are the happiest people in the world and it’s all because of one word. Hygge." http://ift.tt/2n0jNTx

The pre-baby vows all couples REALLY need to take March 19, 2017 at 07:01PM

Absolutely spot on. Sharing this with all the couple in love out there.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mYBqAz Traditionally it’s at the wedding when couples make their vows to one another. And it’s easy to make promises when it’s just the two of you in the picture. Throw a baby into the mix and suddenly promising to “love and obey” takes on a

A Letter To My Husband In This Weird Phase Of Marriage. March 19, 2017 at 09:58AM

For all the parents out there who can relate to this article.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nGvlbW Katie Parrish is a mom to two kids and wife to a wonderful husband… but...Read More »

This Is What Healthy People Have For Breakfast March 19, 2017 at 09:24AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jjSz8a Nutritionists, fitness trainers, and authors of books about healthy eating.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Why People with Higher Intelligence Have a Difficult Time Staying Happy March 18, 2017 at 08:53PM

Very true...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mgqXUg An intelligent mind overloads itself with unnecessary questions that eliminate happiness.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Jono and Ben March 16, 2017 at 09:29PM

Can't help laughing my head off at the part where another "kiddo" walking in and demanding for something... 😂🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nJkVHQ Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!

PBS Parents March 16, 2017 at 09:02PM

Really love this show. My family learns so much out of it!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/29zt8x4 A recent study showed that children who watched Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood had higher levels of empathy, were better at recognizing emotions, and were more confident in social situations.

Al Jazeera English March 16, 2017 at 12:17PM

😪
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nsFJ7i While you were distracted by his tweets, over 2,000 new bills have been introduced to Congress since Trump took office.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BBC Learning English March 15, 2017 at 10:24PM


via Facebook http://bbc.in/2nDW2NS Start reading novels in English by listening to our audio books and reading along with the script! You can read and listen to Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift and lots more. If you have children, they might like it too!

68.media.tumblr.com March 15, 2017 at 11:13AM

😂
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

People who speak multiple languages make the best employees for one big reason March 13, 2017 at 10:38PM

"Evidence is growing that proves cognitive benefits for bilinguals, such as that they can end up with improved attention, intelligence, and better verbal and spatial abilities. Likely as a result of structural changes in the networks and connections of the brain, this would suggest they have an increased capacity to process information. This is thought to happen because, like any brain games, logic, or visual exercises, language learning can stimulate and alter the structure of the brain in the same way that a person can build muscle mass. This could explain why multilingual individuals in a team promote cognitive diversity: Their brains all see problems and solutions in different ways. These findings show that bilingual people may have highly valued employment attributes: analytical thinking, conceptualizing ability, working memory, and dexterity. Clearly, these skills are assets when it comes to rational planning, managing complexity, and problem solving, which are central for executive function..."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n2ImQe Parlez-vous Français? क्या आप हिंदी बोलते हैं? Parles-tu Espagnol?

Monday, March 13, 2017

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff March 12, 2017 at 10:09PM

"The research left us wondering one question: does the size or type of the experience matter? Would a family outing to say, the local ice cream parlor, build as strong of a memory as a family vacation to Disney World? You'll be glad to hear that it doesn't matter. In fact, kids are more likely to have a strong, comforting memory of a special trip for ice cream in which their loved ones were engaged and happy than they would of an exciting but stressful trip to the "happiest place on earth"... And according to mom-of-five Sandra Modersohn's kids, who range in age from toddlers to tweens, "it's all about how relaxed mom and dad are about the whole thing." Trips with no agendas and no stress were the ones that her kids enjoyed the most."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mlZvny New study confirms that family outings are more meaningful to kids than the latest toy.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies March 11, 2017 at 05:01PM

"We now know that those iPads, smartphones and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, including impulse control — in exactly the same way that cocaine does. Technology is so hyper-arousing that it raises dopamine levels — the feel-good neurotransmitter most involved in the addiction dynamic — as much as sex."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2bWMgle Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using t…

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career March 11, 2017 at 03:02PM

Hopefully my girl will benefit from mama's crafts!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nh0WRr Knitting and crocheting require mathematical thought. A growing movement hopes to use these crafts to interest girls in the sciences.

How much food should toddlers and preschoolers really eat - a visual guide March 11, 2017 at 02:52PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1VIWp8L Babyology brings you a clever visual guide on portion control for young children. It tells you at a glance just how much food a toddler really needs.

"You can't spoil a baby!" New research says to comfort crying babies March 11, 2017 at 02:22PM

Professor Narvaez encourages parents to be responsive to their child’s needs – to hold, touch and rock them as much as they want, knowing it is good for them. “What parents do in those early months and years are really affecting the way the brain is going to grow the rest of their lives,” she says. “(Children) grow better that way. And keep them calm, because all sorts of systems are establishing the way they are going to work. “If you let them cry a lot, those systems are going to be easily triggered into stress,” she adds.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nriWYM If you’ve ever been accused of spoiling your baby with cuddles when they cry, prepare to fist pump, because new research confirms your instincts are correct! Baby cries for a reason Research led by Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has found children will grow into

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Children videobomb South Korea expert's live BBC interview March 10, 2017 at 11:51AM

Free publicity that might probably bring him more fame (or jobs), thanks to those adorable kids. I cracked up laughing in tears 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2msx8kO Robert E Kelly discovers the perils of working from home when children gatecrash broadcast interview with BBC

6 Foolish Parenting Ideas From Non-Parents March 10, 2017 at 09:57AM

Well said. I was foolish once...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/1Ho5kWW Are you currently pregnant? Maybe trying to conceive? Maybe you have no plans of bringing life into this world any time soon, but feel the need to give parenting advice at any given time because yo…

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ayurveda March 09, 2017 at 03:41PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2moPDqi Listen to her, and thank her for being the fine lady that she is. Happy Women's Day ❤️👩 #womensday

Refinery29 March 09, 2017 at 01:15PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kIn190 4 self-defense moves EVERY woman should know 💪

Watch a string quartet of kids play a Bach violin concerto absolutely perfectly March 09, 2017 at 01:10PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nbBIDV They are all aged between 6 and 10. Can’t really believe this.

11 reasons why you can’t get anything done with a toddler March 09, 2017 at 01:09PM

🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n4N53F Toddlers. Sigh. Like smiling assassins, they will sabotage your day and look impossibly cute in the process. So, if you can’t get one.single.thing done today, here’s why: 1. Grocery shopping is for the brave You’ve got the shopping list, a bag full of snacks and diversions, and

11 reasons why you can’t get anything done with a toddler March 09, 2017 at 01:08PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n4N53F Toddlers. Sigh. Like smiling assassins, they will sabotage your day and look impossibly cute in the process. So, if you can’t get one.single.thing done today, here’s why: 1. Grocery shopping is for the brave You’ve got the shopping list, a bag full of snacks and diversions, and

ABC News March 09, 2017 at 12:48PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nbIoBf Happy International Women’s Day! To get you in the spirit, here’s a look at some inspirational women, saying some inspirational things. 🙌🏼

Thursday, March 09, 2017

ATTN: March 08, 2017 at 03:55PM

There should be more support for highly qualified stay-at-home moms to go back to the work force too after taking a career break.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2m48sxU Anne Hathaway just nailed why America needs stronger parental leave.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond March 07, 2017 at 01:35PM

😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2n3djk7 "Parenting is unyielding, at times boring and draining and maddening. There are those days when it feels like time is standing still, that you are drowning in a sea of dirty diapers and temper tantrums. Then one day you look up and your child is grown and you realize in that moment, you need them more than they need you."

Harvard psychologists have been studying what it takes to raise 'good' kids. Here are 6 tips. March 07, 2017 at 01:21PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1GMVJGz Help unlock your child's best self with a few tried-and-true strategies.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

How to Tell If You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep March 06, 2017 at 09:23PM

When would ever get enough sleep as a mother to a young child? 😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mQfaf5 Knowing when you feel overtired isn’t exactly rocket science. You probably feel sluggish, weak, unproductive. Your pesky undereye circles may be more pronounced and your cravings stronger than ever.

How to Strengthen Your Child's Emotional Intelligence March 06, 2017 at 04:40PM

Good tips. Consistent with the principles advocated in Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lPxL5S Kids feel a lot of feelings all the time, but haven't yet mastered the art of self-regulation. Research shows emotion coaching parents can help.

81-year-old woman makes iPhone app after only starting to use computers at 60 March 06, 2017 at 02:09PM

Inspiring! Not just for the seniors but everyone else.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lj5LHD A true inspiration.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Cosmopolitan March 05, 2017 at 12:57AM

This cute Asian baby reminds baby Abby. But she would never let me do all that to her. I was grateful enough if she was willing to sleep in bed without me walking and rocking her. 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2eciEkt This baby dressed up as Pikachu is actually too cute to handle (via Laura Izumikawa)

Tommry Page -I'll Be Your Everything" March 04, 2017 at 05:34PM

😪
via Facebook https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=iaLmS03snpI&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrTki_oqDLqk%26feature%3Dshare #1 Hit on Hot 1-BillBoard Charts! Sire/Warner Broth. Records

Tommy Page, 'I'll Be Your Everything' singer dies at 46 - World | The Star Online March 04, 2017 at 05:31PM

😪our teenage heartthrob in the 90s...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2mofMrg LOS ANGELES: Tommy Page, the pop star-turned-music executive known for the song "I'll Be Your Everything," has died. He was 46.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Nix Bros. March 02, 2017 at 11:05AM

😂🤣😭
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2murS34 Today is a very special day! #anniversary #trump #putin

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A Day Without a Woman March 01, 2017 at 11:47AM

I am definitely taking my day off. "Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways: Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses). Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman."
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lmmsUh       

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Taste For Pork Helped A Deadly Virus Jump To Humans February 26, 2017 at 09:32PM

Another Malaysian talent who has moved away for better work recognition.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lVSRng People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives February 25, 2017 at 09:50PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/1inLgZ8 How to fine-tune the internal monologue that scores every aspect of our lives, from leadership to love.

How to reset your wife when she's falling apart February 25, 2017 at 09:11PM

All stay home moms yearn for this...
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2frssuZ For those days when she just can't take it anymore.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tony Pua February 24, 2017 at 10:08PM

Well said. Mr Tony Pua. I wish I had that privilege to do PPE when I was a student.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lAGmwG How coincidental! The Guardian runs (another) (ultra-long) story on the Oxford PPE degree. And I get invited back by the Oxford PPE Society (which didn't exist in my time!) to give a talk on the 1MDB scandal which rocked Malaysia next Monday 27/2 evening. The PPE degree - that's Philosophy, Politics and Economics - in Oxford is one of the most enigmatic courses which is either loved or scorned. For me, I absolutely loved it and would not pick any other course, if given a second chance. My 3 years doing PPE was liberating after 6 years of highly intense education at the top secondary school in Singapore. At Oxford, I was nudged into learning how to think, instead of learning what to think. Many critics would argue, and I would agree, that the 'knowledge' I was taught in say, Economics is far less than say a conventional Economics degree at say, National University of Singapore (NUS). That would similarly apply to the subjects of Political Science and Philosophy. In fact, I dare say that my friends in NUS (and most other universities) would have attended more hours of subject lectures in a year, than I did in three. On average, I think I attended just about 2 hours of lectures a week (and my course mates would testify that I was no slouch). On the other hand, we had to pass up 2 essays a week, or 16 essays a term, compared to my friends who dealt with short weekly tutorial questions and perhaps a term essay at other universities. Hence, my time is spent learning how to plough through a weekly reading list which would be physically impossible to complete. You learn how to quickly filter what matters and what aren't relevant. You learn the importance of answering the question posed in the essay instead of regurgitating the knowledge you have gained (copied) from your reading. Of course, along the way, you picked up complete academic independence. Other than the weekly tutorials where course mates will take turn reading/discussing their essays, interrupted occasionally by pointers made by tutors, you are pretty much on your own. If there's a polar opposite of a "spoon-fed" education, this is it. As an example which I always relate to young students wanting to know about the PPE experience. During my very first week College, I received a note from my tutor in my pigeonhole (yes, there were no emails then). The note said that I was to submit an essay titled "Why did the Fourth Republic fail?" the following week, accompanied with a ridiculously long reading list. As with most of you, I had no bloody clue what the hell is "the Fourth Republic" (it's the immediate post-war French govt by-the-way). But by the time I have completed my essay and discussed it in tutorial the following week, I am expected to be examinable in the Fourth Republic for the exams at the end of the year. There was no lecture(s) on the subject during the week which I could take notes to spin an essay. Perhaps conventional Asian parents would even scream "what a waste of money!" at the College for lazy tutors who fail to "teach"! But that's the whole point. While there was certainly 'knowledge' involved, it is not the PPE degree's intent to force-feed A-Z into young bright minds. Instead, you are given space and framework to learn to 'think' and process an information 'overload'. The basic principle is, 'knowledge' can be picked up any time - whether at the University (much of which isn't directly applicable in the working world anyway), or during one's career. However, if one hones his/her sharp thinking skills, then you can process most knowledge that comes your way much better and faster later in life compared to others. That, if anything at all, gave me the big leg up in everything I have pursued since graduation - working in a leading global IT (yes, IT!) consultancy for 2 years, founding, listing and disposing of my own company in the next 10 and joining Malaysian politics in my last 10. I've had friends who were parents who asked, what the hell do you do with a degree like "Philosophy, Politics and Economics"? For them, unless you want to be a politician, Economics was the closest thing to being a useful subject in the course. Philosophy is of course, written off completely. After all, what's the practical purpose of discussing whether the table in front of you right now is real or a figment of your imagination. Again, the questions and assumptions misses the point. Other than certain professional degrees which are intrinsically tied to their profession, like doctors and engineers, practically all other career options do not require a specialised degree, even lawyers (you can do a 1-year law conversion couse in the UK) and accountants. Scores of PPE grads join the banking and investment banking industry earning big bucks on an annual basis. Many more join the biggest corporations in the world from Procter & Gamble to Google to climb up their management ranks. Others become top journalists, analysts and academics. The world is effectively your oyster. How high you climb the corporate ladder or how well you perform in your career would not be limited by the subjects of your PPE course. Instead one would be given a big boost by the data-processing and analytical sharpness which has been honed during the 3 precious years. Ironically, Philosophy, so often looked down upon, would fully train and stretch your brains with the most intensive intellectual stimulation and mental acrobatics, prepping you to take on the most complex problems you might face in the future. The PPE degree isn't for everybody. Don't do PPE if you do not like the subjects or if, for example, Physics or Mathematics is your calling. However, much of the criticisms against the course are misplaced. The course does not tell you to be a free-marketeer or a socialist. Or to be a political liberal or a conservative (PPE has produced top political leaders for both Tories and Labour, and even Lib Dems). The course certainly does not intend to make you immediate subject matter experts - you have to do that yourself. What PPE does, and did for me, is it taught me my life-long skills to "think", gather knowledge and process data speedily, skills which could be applied to all environments which I've found myself in. For those actually interested in the Oxford PPE degree - check out their website here: http://ift.tt/1bAYTLC (I wish they had websites like this then!) http://ift.tt/2l2hPwJ

Child Mind Institute February 24, 2017 at 08:45PM

Maybe it is time for me to do the same too, after dedicating 101% of me to her. 🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l9OXD2 Maybe the key to being a better parent is a dose of selfishness.

Lucie's List February 24, 2017 at 08:25AM

👍
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l6kkSO "Natural Cycles calculates daily fertility with an algorithm... and determines whether you’re fertile or not that day, so that you know if you risk pregnancy by having unprotected sex."

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful February 21, 2017 at 09:38PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l6tewm Sometimes to become successful, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.

TODAY Parents February 21, 2017 at 10:15AM

Don't all the moms love Target! 🤣
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2m8YKuL "We've been practicing our whole lives for this!" Share with a friend... who is over 30. ;)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Good Housekeeping February 20, 2017 at 11:52PM

Yes, I really hate it 😳
via Facebook http://ghkp.us/avNbRFG Just think about where your clothes have been...

Bright Side February 20, 2017 at 09:36PM

That sounds like a horrible jet lag for many mamas! 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kTl9KQ

Monday, February 20, 2017

The 22 best places to live in America if you want to make a lot of money February 20, 2017 at 05:42AM

San Jose in California is ranked #1. Really?
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2memQUi U.S. News ranked the best places to live based on each city's quality of life, value, desirability, and job market.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

30 days February 18, 2017 at 08:17AM

I am trying my best every single day 😂
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l7NqRW Great read!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scary Mommy February 16, 2017 at 11:49AM

I will totally take part in this event if it happens in the Bay Area too!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lQdp19 "In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman."

Thursday, February 16, 2017

How the Little Things Make or Break a Relationship February 15, 2017 at 11:46PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2lDQ1nh Expert advice on how to avoid disconnecting, even when you're exhausted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

New Book 'The Pumpkin And The Pantsuit' Explains The 2016 Election To Kids February 14, 2017 at 07:45AM

So creative! 😅
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2l4pSuE "A short, short time ago in a land not very far away..."

Amazon is refusing to drop Trump News. February 13, 2017 at 09:17AM

Please support the cause if he is not your president🤔. #notmypresident
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kp4sGC A public outcry can force it to drop the extreme far right site that helped elect Donald Trump.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Dealing With Anger February 10, 2017 at 07:18AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kWT3CA Do you wonder why you fly off the handle so easily sometimes? Do you wish you knew healthier ways to express yourself when you're steamed? Check out this article for help with dealing with anger.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Sylvia's Friends Day Video February 03, 2017 at 01:44AM

Thank you all, wherever you are! #friendsday
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Wednesday, February 01, 2017

US Embassy confirms Malaysia not in Trump's ban list February 01, 2017 at 05:39AM

Keeping my fingers crossed that we will return home safely. 🙏
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2jWMO02 KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 1): Soon after a report was posted on social media that a Malaysian traveller was detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the US Embassy here has confirmed that Malaysia is not in the ban list. The US Embassy KL Press Office today released a statement that re...

Gaslighting: Know It and Identify It to Protect Yourself January 31, 2017 at 09:04PM

Good reference points.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2kf5reh Gaslighting is a manipulation tactic used to gain power. And it works too well.

Anniversary Video with Quddus January 31, 2017 at 04:16PM


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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Experts Say Knitting And Crocheting Can Have A Surprising Impact On Your Health January 25, 2017 at 03:58AM

Absolutely!
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2dagFN0 Knitting, crocheting, lacemaking, and lots of other string-based crafts have been popular for eons. While in the past, knitting was a necessity to making warm clothing and blankets, now, it’s just a craft and pastime that people of all ages enjoy. It’s always so satisfying to make something with you...

Trump needs tech to achieve his vision. But Silicon Valley isn't having it January 25, 2017 at 03:42AM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2krZu0u Some tech CEOs may be cozying up to Trump, but workers on the ground are determined to stop him – and they might transform the industry in the process

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIME January 21, 2017 at 04:32AM

😢
via Facebook http://ti.me/2j3EzyI After 8 years in the White House Barack Obama flew over his old home one last time.

TIME January 20, 2017 at 11:09PM

😓
via Facebook http://ti.me/2jIsIr6 Oops.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Lifehack.org January 20, 2017 at 06:26AM


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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The secret to a happy marriage may be an emotionally intelligent husband January 17, 2017 at 03:06PM


via Facebook http://ift.tt/2iEZ7dv Men who allow their wives to influence them have happier marriages and are less likely to divorce.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The heartbreaking video of celebrities saying farewell to Obama January 09, 2017 at 11:09PM

We will always miss him... 😢
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2iYIAF6 There are no three words which better embody Barack Obama’s presidential campaign than “Yes we can”. First used in New Hampshire in 2008, the trademark catchphrase made his candidacy inclusive and won over voters disillusioned with Washington politics. With the outgoing President due to leave the Wh...

Tuesday, January 03, 2017