Definitely worth a read. We may be staying home most of the time, but not all the time. One tip in particular was especially practical: when outside, as much as possible use knees, feet, elbows and knuckles instead of fingertips.
“The initiative, which aims to provide better job opportunities for unemployed Malaysians and to reduce dependency on foreign labour, is a stimulus package conceived to help create up to 350,000 jobs over the next five years.
“Don’t be mistaken that we will only create 350,000 jobs. This is only for the Malaysians@Work programme. It will be in addition to the one million jobs to be created by the private sector,” Guan Eng further clarified.”
you start making bad decisions even when you know better,
you may get anxiety, depression and other mental health issues
you may get physical ailments like heart disease, diebetes, chronic sleep problems too
This is one of those ‘pick your hard’ moments. It’s hard – damn freaking hard – to force yourself to earn more money so you don’t get stressed about it anymore. But you can argue that the alternative – STAYING in the current situation without doing anything about it – is also just as hard, perhaps even harder.
The article suggests credit counselling, attending theraphy and seeking healthy coping mechanisms to reduce stress. Do that, you owe that to yourself, don’t give up. I’m rooting for you.
The research on the power of mentorship is pretty clear: People with mentors perform better, advance in their careers faster, and even experience more work-life satisfaction. And mentors benefit, too. After all, “to teach is to learn twice.”
But somehow, our culture kind of promotes animosity between different age groups? The whole #OKBoomer thing made it worse (I understand why it trended; its just, does it do more good or does it do more harm? That’s the question).
In 2020, I do want to unlearn negative stereotypes I had of older folks. We Millennials and Gen Z talk big of being inclusive, so let’s walk the talk. Ageism is a form of discrimination as well.
This article went VIRAL in social media, for good reason – who doesn’t want an extra day off per week?
So I thought I’d use this space to dig a little bit behind the headline. Here’s what I found:
‘Productivity’ was measured in sales per employee, and 40% increase in sales is no joke
They capped in-person meetings to 30 minutes
They reduced operations cost: ‘23.1% less electricity used and 58.7% fewer pages printed over the period’
The experiment ‘also incorporated self-development and family wellness schemes’
Would this work in Malaysia, you think? I don’t know. Obviously Japan and Malaysia’s working culture is different – we work hard of course but they literally invented a word which describes dying by working hard (‘karoshi’).
However, common sense tells me that it wouldn’t hurt to at least try to reduce our meeting time, no?
First of all, the article’s accompanying image though hahahahhahahah:
The image kinda describes the e-wallet scene in Malaysia right now – there are so many players that you can’t help to wonder who will ‘disappear’ and who will make it in the end. The author’s predictions, backed with pretty solid arguments – is #5 as listed in its table of contents.
The dawn of the e-wallet infinity war
Does e-wallet provider need a license in Malaysia?
What is BNM’s policy on e-wallet?
Who are the e-wallet providers in Malaysia?
Which e-wallet providers will stay in the long run?
Will Malaysians use e-wallet?
Understanding e-wallet 1-2-3
Why should retailers & etailers care?
How to differentiate Static vs Dynamic QR payment?
Who will win: network-based or card-based e-wallet?
There’s a link in the article, right near the end, which points you to the e-wallets in Malaysia Facebook community. I’ve personally learned a few e-wallet-related money hacks from the group, can recommend *thumbs up*
Because chances are you have dreamt about working from home, and making bank at the same time. Any of these job titles sound appealing to you? Work towards it. The article includes each of the job descriptions.
You already know how important it is to wear sunscreen, but not all of them are created equal. Some formulas give next-to-nothing protection even if applied – a big money waster, if you ask me. The honour for the perfect sunscreen formula apparently goes to a product called Anthelios Clear Skin Dry Touch Sunscreen, produced by the company La Roche Posay. It costs $20 for 50ml, so I don’t think I’ll get it (even if it’s available in Malaysia).
BUT there are near-perfect formulas that are a lot more affordable! Anyone know where I can get these in Malaysia? Share in the comments section!
Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 by Equate ($5 for 237ml);
Quik Gel Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 by Bull Frog ($9 for 147ml);
Water Babies and Ultra Guard by Coppertone ($7 for 237ml);
Pure & Free Baby Mineral Sunscreen by Neutrogena ($11 for 88ml).