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Aimee Chan: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN. Singaporeans work way too hard
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Aimee Chan: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, MSN. Singaporeans work way too hard

Is a Twitter window permanently open on your workplace computer? We might be in the office after hours, but does that actually mean we work hard?
Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote
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Saksith Saiyasombut: Get out from under your coconut shell and vote

When even the Thai prime minister is urging people to vote for the “least worst persons,” you know things are rotten. But that's no reason not to cast a ballot
Joanne Yao: Don't fear the stinky tofu
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Joanne Yao: Don't fear the stinky tofu

Shanghai foodie reveals how she came to like the infamous snack and urges stinky tofu virgins to dig in
Christopher DeWolf: Stop the zealous air conditioning
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Christopher DeWolf: Stop the zealous air conditioning

It's hot, we're bothered, but we need to fight our instinctual reach for the air conditioner remote, because it only makes things worse
Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics
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Like a hole in the head: The fundamental incomprehensibility of Thai politics

It's a perfect storm of misinformation, where nobody -- voters, candidates, pollsters, journalists, academics –- actually knows what the hell is going on
Dan Grunebaum: The truth behind the international media's disaster headlines
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Dan Grunebaum: The truth behind the international media's disaster headlines

March 11 showed Japan's good side, but revived stereotypes: The reality is more nuanced
Tarini Awatramani: My skepticism of pop spirituality
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Tarini Awatramani: My skepticism of pop spirituality

Just how effective can traditional meditation be amid the madness of modern Mumbai?
David McNeill: Who's telling the truth on the Fukushima meltdown?
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David McNeill: Who's telling the truth on the Fukushima meltdown?

The local media are lauded over their Western counterparts, but who got it more right?
Rohan Joshi: The guys who made Mumbai's new drinking law must have been drunk
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Rohan Joshi: The guys who made Mumbai's new drinking law must have been drunk

Beer and wine OK at 21, vodka, whiskey and anything else not till you're 25. Who are they kidding?
Jin Ge: The Shanghai International Film Festival still has a way to go
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Jin Ge: The Shanghai International Film Festival still has a way to go

An indie filmmaker’s pinpoints what the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival is doing right, and where it needs to shape up
Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt
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Sydney's coffee is freshly-ground, but the service is bitter and burnt

A lonely girl's search for a barista who can give her a free smile with a morning cup

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Destination Berlin

From a casino restroom to a park in Seoul, the striking symbol of war and freedom has ended up in some strange places. November 9 is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall