Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Colourless coffee? Yes, it's true

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/lifestyle/food/colourless-coffee-yes-its-true
By Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN, Tuesday, 25 April 2017


A Slovakian-made colourless coffee that does not stain the teeth.
PHOTO: A Slovakian-made colourless coffee that does not stain the teeth.
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CLR CFF is a Slovakian-made bottled clear coffee that took almost three years before it became a reality.

The people behind it tried to raise funds for it via Indiegogo in 2015, but got an underwhelming response. Still, they kept at it until the product came into fruition.

Top of the list why CLR CFF is great is how you can get your caffeine fix without staining your teeth. A regular coffee drinker knows the perils of your teeth turning yellow because of the drink. And hey, if there is such a thing as Unicorn Frappucino (that even Katy Perry tried for herself), then clear coffee is not the craziest thing you have heard just yet.



Our mothers always try to cut down on our caffeine intake and dupe us into drinking hot milk.
PHOTO: Our mothers always try to cut down on our caffeine intake and dupe us into drinking hot milk. And you can never fight or win over her. But thanks to two genius brothers, Adam and David Nagy, you can now evade your mom's eagle eyes and enjoy this elixir of life to your heart's content. They have come up with the ultimate solution to all our beverage problems and that is colourless coffee – CLR CFF.
Posted by Rimi Chakraborty, Tuesday, 18 April 2017
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CLR CFF claims that the brew is made with no sugar, sweeteners, stabilisers, and preservatives.

The main drawbrack is its caffeine content. It has only the same caffeine as a regular bottle of Coca-Cola. The company insists that it is made from premium brewed Arabica beans. How they make it appear clear as water, however, is a well-kept secret.



This colourless concoction, CLR CFF, is said to be free of preservatives, artificial flavours, sweeteners, or stabilizers. How they managed to remove the colour from coffee is still a mystery.
PHOTO: This colourless concoction, CLR CFF, is said to be free of preservatives, artificial flavours, sweeteners, or stabilizers. How they managed to remove the colour from coffee is still a mystery. Although the concept is unusual and brilliant to say the least, we hope that its popularity doesn't fade away, just like the colour of coffee.
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You can order CLR CFF by batches of two or five, starting at £2.99 (That's around S$5.35). If you are abroad, you can get it at Whole Foods and Selfridges & Co. Why would you get it? Oh, as a novelty gift, to try it out because life is short, or just simply for the 'gram. You decide.



All you need is one good cup of delicious coffee to turn your day around !
PHOTO: All you need is one good cup of delicious coffee to turn your day around !
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By Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN, Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Lu Rui En (born 29 January 1981), better known by her stage name Rui En (瑞恩 Ruì ēn), is a Singaporean actress and singer.
PHOTO: In 2013, Rui En was appointed the spokesperson for L'Oréal Paris Youth Code, making her the first Singaporean spokesperson for the international cosmetics brand.
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Reference
[1] Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN, Colourless coffee? Yes, it's true, posted on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, http://www.asiaone.com/lifestyle/food/colourless-coffee-yes-its-true

[2] Rimi Chakraborty, Ever Thought Coffee Could Be Colourless? These Geniuses Have Created One That Doesn't Even Stain Teeth, posted on Tuesday, 18 April 2017, http://www.mensxp.com/special-features/today/36291-ever-thought-coffee-could-be-colourless-these-geniuses-have-created-one-that-doesn-rsquo-t-even-stain-teeth.html

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade'

PHOTO: A research team in Singapore's Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Ebodiments) centre said they have devised a way to make water taste like lemonade. It looks like lemonade and apparently it tastes like it too. But these glasses are actually filled with water.
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It looks like lemonade and apparently it tastes like it too. But these glasses are actually filled with water.

A research team in Singapore's Keio-NUS CUTE (Connective Ubiquitous Technology for Embodiments) centre said they have devised a way to make water taste like lemonade.



PHOTO: A Keio-NUS researcher sets up the virtual lemonade kit to do a taste test among two students at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
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They start off by dipping a sensor into a glass of real lemonade. The PH value is then remotely transmitted to electrode strips running along the top of a glass of water - which emulates the taste.



Virtual Lemonade: Let's Teleport Your Lemonade!
PHOTO: Virtual Lemonade: Let's Teleport Your Lemonade!
The team measured the colour and the acidity level of an actual lemonade using an RGB colour sensor and a PH level sensor.
This data is then transmitted over the internet to a tumbler outfitted with an electrode. This electrode, which is placed on the rim of the tumbler, sends out electrical signals to the drinkers taste buds, simulating the sour taste of a lemonade.
On top of that, LED lights placed inside the tumbler changes its colour to that of the lemonade.
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The scientists working on the project said the flavour can then be transmitted through the internet to a friend. The team also claimed there are health benefits to their prototype. The centre is a joint collaboration between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Keio University, Japan.

Two students from the university were given a taste test in front of a reporter. They said they liked the idea, but one student did suggest minor improvements.



An NUS student tastes a virtual lemonade simulator, which uses electrodes to mimic the flavour and LED lights to imitate the color of real lemonade, at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
PHOTO: An NUS student tastes a virtual lemonade simulator, which uses silver electrode strips on the rim of a tumbler to mimic the flavour and LED lights to imitate the color of real lemonade, at the National University of Singapore campus in Singapore April 13, 2017.
Photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su
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By Reuters, Friday, 21 April 2017


Singapore researchers turn water into 'lemonade'
By Reuters, Published on 21 April 2017

From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DDZhDpbEh8



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

What can I do to help someone who may have depression

Source Website: http://health.asiaone.com/health/ask-expert/what-can-i-do-help-someone-who-may-have-depression
By Dr Poon Shi Hui, Associate Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital


Depression is a type of mental illness that requires not only professional help but also support from loved ones.
PHOTO: Depression is a type of mental illness that requires not only professional help but also support from loved ones. If efforts have been taken to help your loved one but the feelings of sadness still persist, it is always good to encourage them to seek a professional opinion.
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It can be distressing to see a loved one suffer from the grips of depression.

Don't you sometimes feel they should simply 'snap out of it', or 'not think so much' about the unhappy things that are going on in their lives?

Well, the truth is, as much as they wish to, they are unable to.

Depression is a type of mental illness that requires not only professional help but also support from loved ones.



As a firm believer in God, I know that in due time He will make a way, but right now I barely want to move out of my bed.
PHOTO: As a firm believer in God, I know that in due time He will make a way, but right now I barely want to move out of my bed. Telling me to just put my problems away and hop up like nothing is wrong is not helping me.
If you do not know what to say to someone when they come to you with their issues, be honest with them by letting them know you do not know how to help them. Yes, prayer is a crucial part of the healing process, but releasing your feelings is an important step as well. Encourage them to seek professional help, as well as maintaining their relationship with whatever higher power to ensure their recovery process. [2]
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Here are some steps you can take to help them:

1. Do not normalise or trivialise their symptoms
Individuals suffering from depression require a lot of support and encouragement from their loved ones. Reach out to them as social isolation can worsen depression.



Do not normalise or trivialise their symptoms
PHOTO: Do not normalise or trivialise their symptoms
You may look at what I am dealing with as something minor, but the way that my brain operates tells me otherwise. I can not shut my mind off every little thing I do is accompanied by something negative and positive.

Every decision I make I feel as though it will be the last one and that makes me anxious. Instead of saying its not that serious tell them that you need a better understanding of why they are feeling the way they are about a certain situation. Get them to be vocal about what they are going through; that allows them to express what they are thinking so that their thoughts are not jumbled up in their heads. [2]
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2. Listen to them with empathy
It is important to find out their concerns and provide adequate support. Avoid any active problem solving for them even though you're tempted to - sometimes, they just need a listening ear that doesn't judge.



Listen to them with empathy
PHOTO: Listen to them with empathy
It is important to find out their concerns and provide adequate support. Avoid any active problem solving for them even though you're tempted to - sometimes, they just need a listening ear that doesn't judge.
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3. Encourage them to eat healthily
Individuals suffering from depression may find it difficult to even get out of bed every morning. Encourage them to be more actively involved in physical activities as exercise can boost the levels of 'feel-good' hormones (e.g. neurotransmitters and endorphins) and lift their mood!

Establish a daily routine and engage them in activities throughout the day. It can improve bad sleeping habits which can worsen insomnia at night. Furthermore, channeling their attention to other activities can help them find a new purpose in life.



Encourage them to eat healthily
PHOTO: Encourage them to eat healthily
Individuals suffering from depression may find it difficult to even get out of bed every morning.
Encourage them to be more actively involved in physical activities as exercise can boost the levels of 'feel-good' hormones (e.g. neurotransmitters and endorphins) and lift their mood!
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4. Keep a close watch on their safety
Depression can sometimes be so devastating to an individual that they find life not worth living. In some situations, they may even contemplate hurting the people closest to them. A new mother suffering from postnatal depression may think it is a better option to die together with her baby.



Keep a close watch on their safety

PHOTO:  Keep a close watch on their safety
Depression can sometimes be so devastating to an individual that they find life not worth living.
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If you realise someone around you having suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, it is a psychiatric emergency and you should seek professional help immediately. You can also be more observant of people around you who might be suffering from depression and lend them a listening ear to let them know they are not alone.

However, if efforts have been taken to help your loved one but the feelings of sadness still persist, it is always good to encourage them to seek a professional opinion.



If someone is having suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, it is a psychiatric emergency and should seek professional help immediately.
PHOTO: If someone is having suicidal and/or homicidal thoughts, it is a psychiatric emergency and should seek professional help immediately.
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By Dr Poon Shi Hui, Associate Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital



Reference
[1] Dr Poon Shi Hui, Associate Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital, What can I do to help someone who may have depression?, http://health.asiaone.com/health/ask-expert/what-can-i-do-help-someone-who-may-have-depression

[2] Taylr Davis, 5 Things Not to Say to Someone Struggling with Depression and Anxiety, posted on 11 October 2016, https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-things-someone-struggling-depression-anxiety

Links
Depression is a type of mental illness - http://health.asiaone.com/health/ask-expert/i-have-been-feeling-sad-how-do-i-know-if-it-depression



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Man uses flour to mark out hashing trail at Woodleigh MRT: What exactly is hashing?

Source Website: http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/man-uses-flour-mark-out-hashing-trail-woodleigh-mrt-what-exactly-hashing
By Lam Min Lee, minlee@sph.com.sg, AsiaOne, Wednesday, 19 April 2017



Panda Hash House Harriers on a ‘run’ near Chengdu, China.
PHOTO: Panda Hash House Harriers on a ‘run’ near Chengdu, China.
The typical trail is anywhere from 7-12 km in length, but as with all hash clubs this is just an approximation as everything varies from group to group. Marked with paper, chalk, flour, sawdust, spray paint etc., runs can take place across an array of terrains and in any weather conditions, from downpours in urban city streets to jungles, mountains, rice paddies and everything in between. While some trails are set “live,” with a “hare” heading off 10-15 minutes ahead of the pack to set the course, others are set “dead” well ahead of time. Several “checkpoints” along the way snake off in all directions, with a handful of false trails leading runners astray and one true trail continuing along the correct path. The idea is to give the “hare” in live runs a chance to stay ahead, to give stragglers in the back an opportunity to catch up and, of course, to give inexperienced runners a chance to get completely lost. [2]
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A 69-year-old man was arrested for leaving behind a suspicious white substance at Woodleigh MRT station, causing it to be closed for security checks on Tuesday (April 18).

He had placed flour in the station to mark a trail for other members in his running club called Seletar Hash House Harriers, which organises hash runs in Singapore every Tuesday evening.



Hash House Harriers, organises hash runs that combines cross country running and treasure hunt.
PHOTO: Hash House Harriers, organises hash runs that combines cross country running and treasure hunt. In the game, a 'hare' lays a trail using toilet paper, coloured powder, or chalk for a pack of 'hounds', who figure out the clues and aim to catch the 'hare' before it reaches the end of the trail.
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The incident also cast the spotlight on the outdoor activity. So, what exactly is 'hashing'?


1. It is an activity that combines cross country running and treasure hunt
Hashing was created by a group of British expatriates in Malaysia in 1938, and fashioned after an outdoor racing game called 'hares and hounds'.

In the game, a 'hare' lays a trail using toilet paper, coloured powder, or chalk for a pack of 'hounds', who figure out the clues and aim to catch the 'hare' before it reaches the end of the trail.

A hash run is typically held over an hour or so.



'Hashing' is an activity created by a group of British expatriates in Malaysia in 1938, and fashioned after an outdoor racing game called 'hares and hounds'.
PHOTO: 'Hashing' is an activity created by a group of British expatriates in Malaysia in 1938, and fashioned after an outdoor racing game called 'hares and hounds'. A hash run is typically held over an hour or so.
Photos courtesy of Flickr, dani920; Auswandern Malaysia; and Wikimedia Commons, Jair Zuta La Rosa
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2. There's an element of surprise in hashing
The temporary markings used in the trail may disappear over time, which makes the game challenging.

A 'hare' may throw the 'hounds' off its track with false trails, short cuts, and dead ends. These are designed to keep the pack of 'hounds' together regardless of their fitness levels or running speeds.

Participants also often find themselves going on runs in places ranging from the jungle to the city.



There's an element of surprise in hashing
PHOTO: There's an element of surprise in hashing
A 'hare' may throw the 'hounds' off its track with false trails, short cuts, and dead ends. These are designed to keep the pack of 'hounds' together regardless of their fitness levels or running speeds.
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3. Runners have been hashing in Singapore for decades
There are about 10 such running clubs in the country, with Hash House Harriers Singapore, which was founded in 1962, claiming to be 'father hash' that spawned the rest.



The first Red Dress Hash in South America, held in Chaclacayo, near Lima, Peru.
PHOTO: The first Red Dress Hash in South America, held in Chaclacayo, near Lima, Peru.
In 1938, several British civil servants and businessmen in Kuala Lumpur created an offshoot group that combined “Paper Chase” with “Hare and Hounds,” one that placed decidedly less emphasis on the physical fitness aspects of the activity and more on the social side.
Affectionately derided as the “Hash House” for its bland and uninspired cuisine, the new group was called the “Hash House Harriers.” [2]
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Posted by Alex Rathy

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4. Hashing has inspired several spin-offs
There's
bike hashing for those who prefer to travel around the island on their mountain bicycles, while canine lovers have created 'Dash' where runners can bring their dogs along for the hash run.


Hashing has inspired several spin-offs
PHOTO: Hashing has inspired several spin-offs
There's bike hashing for those who prefer to travel around the island on their mountain bicycles, while canine lovers have created 'Dash' where runners can bring their dogs along for the hash run.
Picture posted by Star2.com on 8 August 2015 - Riders have come to love the trails of Bukit Kiara.
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5. Hashing is a social activity
These groups often describe themselves as 'drinking clubs with a running problem'. Hashers often wind down from their runs in a 'circle' where they socialize, sing drinking songs and enjoy some drinks (usually beer) and food.



Fun and enjoyable run: Members of Saberkas Unit Borneo Eco Trek led by advisor, Jason Tai (fourth from right) showing why hash run is a good social activity.
PHOTO: The Grand Rapids Hash House Harriers, "A drinking club with a running problem." Harriers regularly host fun runs, but these aren't your ordinary races. Runners follow "hares" and look for clues to the trail, which typically leads to beer.
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Hashing is a social activity
PHOTO: Hashing is a social activity
These groups often describe themselves as 'drinking clubs with a running problem'. Hashers often wind down from their runs in a 'circle' where they socialize, sing drinking songs and enjoy some drinks (usually beer) and food.
Picture posted by Daily Picks and Flicks.com - On On On - the party after the run where hashers continue to socialize, drink beer, etc.
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By Lam Min Lee, minlee@sph.com.sg, AsiaOne, Wednesday, 19 April 2017



Reference
[1] Lam Min Lee, AsiaOne, Man uses flour to mark out hashing trail at Woodleigh MRT: What exactly is hashing?, posted on Wednesday, 19 April 2017, http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/man-uses-flour-mark-out-hashing-trail-woodleigh-mrt-what-exactly-hashing

[2] Alex Rathy,  A Run Through the Jungle: The Mother Hash, Kuala Lumpur, http://www.departful.com/2013/03/hash-house-harriers-kuala-lumpur/

[3] Running and the City, Free the nipples, posted on 12 August 2014, https://runningandthecity.com/2014/08/12/free-the-nipples/

Links
leaving behind a suspicious white substance at Woodleigh MRT station - http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/woodleigh-mrt-closure-man-arrested-after-using-baking-flour-mark-running-trail


Seletar Hash House Harriers - http://seletar.hash.org.sg/


10 such running clubs - http://www.hash.org.sg/
 

Hash House Harriers Singapore - http://www.hhhs.org.sg/

bike hashing - http://www.singaporebikehash.com/


'Dash' - http://www.doghash.com/