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Step Up
here’s more proof you don’t need an expensive gym membership to get fit. It turns out that the perfect tool for total body and mind health was staring us in the face the whole time. Climbing the stairs is one of the simplest and most effective ways t
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‘I Owe The Bank $15,000, And My Husband Doesn’t Know’
“how much money do you owe the banks now?” asked my husband, and I replied, “Around $5,300.” He went on to ask me why I owe so much money. I explained that it was due to two years of freelancing and old bills. I quickly added that I now have a full-t
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Singapore Women's Weekly
Editor Candy Lim Associate Editor Simone Wu Features Editor Natalya Molok Associate Digital Editor Elizabeth Liew Senior Art Director Ivy Choong Senior Designer Xu Mei Yan Chief Photographer Veronica Tay Executive Photographers Frenchescar Lim, Tan W
Singapore Women's Weekly4 min lettiSelf-Improvement
When To “Divorce” A Friend
When you hit a rocky patch with a close friend, the emotional fallout can be as overwhelming – and heartbreaking – as dealing with a troubled romantic relationship. Facing it is tricky and confronting, no matter your age. No friendship is perfect, of
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Got A Secret You Can’t Tell Anyone?
Share it with us – anonymity guaranteed. The sender of each published story receives $100. Send your letter to SWW/Share A Secret, 1000 Toa Payoh North, News Centre, Level 8 Annexe Block, S318994, or email it to sww@sph.com.sg. Include your mailing a
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Editor’s Letter
Truly, a mother’s work is never done. We should all give thanks to the person who brought us into this world, for where would we be without her? But take a moment now to consider this: where does mum sit on your list of priorities? Unfortunately, it’
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How To End A Friendship
Having an honest conversation is the ideal way to end a friendship, but you may find it too painful or difficult to sit down face-to-face. Every relationship is different, so be honest with yourself about how you want to approach this friend, whether
Singapore Women's Weekly3 min lettiFood & Wine
Tasty Kebabs
Prep 15 mins (+ marinating) | Cook 10 mins | Serves 4 750 g pork loin steaks, cut into 3 cm cubes¼ cup olive oil1 tbsp shredded sage2 tsps fennel seeds, roughly crushed2 large red onions, each cut into 12 wedges2 red apples, each cut into 8 wedges8
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Meghan Marvel?
Zoe Saldana makes a great Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy, but this is a role Meghan was born to play. As the daughter of a manipulative father, Gamora constantly tries to free herself from Thanos’ wicked ways. It sounds a little like Meghan’s own
Singapore Women's Weekly5 min lettiSelf-Improvement
The Courage To Do Nothing
When someone asks you how you are, is your answer often “busy” or “stressed”? If so, you could require the Dutch practice of niksen. Niksen is being touted as the answer for those who burn the candle at both ends – and is the latest European well-bei
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Regular to Regal
Kate went from a fashion buyer to buying into a life as the future Queen Consort. Charlene was a swimming champ and now she’s Her Serene Highness. Sofia ditched bikini modelling to become a model citizen as a beloved Princess.
Singapore Women's Weekly1 min lettiPsychology
Getting Started
Samantha says getting started with niksen doesn’t need to be hard. Here are the steps that will get you relaxing before you know it: 1 Give yourself permission to do nothing. Acknowledge that this time is necessary for your well-being. 2 Start smal
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Mother’s Day Traditions Around The World
INDIA: The Hindi community pay tribute to Durga, the goddess of mothers, during a 10-day festival known as Durga Puja. UNITED KINGDOM: Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent. The holiday remains grounded in religion even today, and chur
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Find Your Voice
do you wish your voice could sound more authoritative? Would you like to sound calm and in control, even when you’re upset or angry? Whether you’re communicating with your boss, partner or children, your voice can help you get your point across. “We
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Mindful in May
Discover the benefits of meditation while raising funds for those in developing countries by taking part in Mindful for May. The 31-day challenge will help you achieve a calmer state of mind through daily guided meditations online. Join up, donate or
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Mum’s The Word
“For Mother’s Day, I would like to thank all the frontline health workers, doctors and volunteers for their efforts in fighting the virus and keeping our country safe and healthy; wishing them good health and spirits as they take care of us! Also, du
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Understated Elegance
Browns and neutrals can also create radiant looks like the ones on Wendi and Iman that aren’t over-the-top. Add a subtle touch of colour for instant freshness.
Singapore Women's Weekly2 min lettiPsychology
Is Your Posture Affecting Your Health?
you’re doing it now, even though you’re probably not paying attention. “For most of us, posture is a subconscious habit, instead of something we actively pay attention to,” says physiotherapist Marcus Dripps. And it’s more than just standing up strai
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Like Mother, Like Daughter
When you’re a young model, like 19-year-old Iman Fandi, nothing is more indispensable than a good mentor. Thankfully, she didn’t have to look too far. Her mother, Wendy Jacobs, started strutting her pins on runways when she was just 13. In a collis
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Perfect Your Posture
“The best postural position is one that minimises how much your muscles have to contract to hold you in place,” says Dripps. So when you’re standing, align your ears over your shoulders, your shoulders over your hips, and your hips over your knees an
Singapore Women's Weekly1 min lettiFashion & Beauty
Mummy Genes
Gigi and Bella dominate the runways at every fashion week. But it was their bombshell mum that got the ball rolling as an in-demand model herself in the 80s. By 24, Jerry Hall was a world-famous model. Her daughters trumped her career by launching t
Singapore Women's Weekly4 min lettiFood & Wine
Last-Minute Desserts That Impress
Prep 25 mins (+ refrigeration time) | Serves 6-8 600 ml thickened cream½ cup (125 ml) orange-flavoured liqueur (see liqueur substitution tip)250 g packet chocolate ripple biscuits1 tsp cocoa powder 1. In an electric mixer or using hand-held beater
Singapore Women's Weekly4 min lettiPsychology
Three of Hearts
48, media personality with her mother, Annie, and daughter, Christy No one really likes being described as turning into their mum, but Diana Ser takes the comparison in her stride. “I am resigned to the fact that I am more like her than I would like
Singapore Women's Weekly5 min lettiFood & Wine
Modern Salads
Prep and Cook 75 mins | Serves 6 2 tbsps honey1 cup (100 g) walnuts2 kg Japanese pumpkin/kabocha squash, cut into 2.5 cm thick wedges2 large (700 g) red capsicum, deseeded, quartered1 large (300 g) red onion, cut into wedges2 tbsps extra virgin oli
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Pout Perfection
The skin on our lips is thinner than the rest of our face, making it more susceptible to dehydration and damage. Also, there are no sebum glands beneath our lips, which means they are unable to produce sebum to naturally self-lubricate. To show your
Singapore Women's Weekly3 min lettiScience
Build A Zen Zone
One of the easiest ways to be healthy is to sleep well. According to a 2016 study by SingHealth Polyclinics, 44 per cent of Singaporeans sleep less than seven hours on weekdays, and 26 per cent don’t sleep enough on weekends. Furthermore, an online p
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Pause & Reboot
This indulgent half-day spa-cation includes a 120-minute treatment of your choice. Take your pick from holistic rituals, such as the Sumatra Healing Ceremonies or Chakra Deep Sleep Rituals, replete with your own private sanctuary, en-suite steam room
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Instant Home Calmers
Not just for Christmas, the scent of pine can improve your mood all year round. Researchers found that walking through a pine forest can significantly reduce both stress and depression. Plants have proven calming benefits, and some can purify the ai
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Take Time For Self-care
Winner: g.spa Escape the bustle and dive into a tranquil oasis. Just 10 minutes away from the pulsating city, g.spa is replete with healing sanctums and private nooks. This expansive 24,000 square feet spa offers weary urbanites therapeutic cold and
Singapore Women's Weekly2 min lettiPsychology
This Month... Focus on Career
There’s some luck in the career and finance department in store for you. However, it would be best if you don’t just rely on your good energy to succeed. You will need to be more proactive to make the most of the opportunities available to you. Ther
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