Life

The Musings of an Underachiever

At times, when we see the achievements that others have made, we might feel insignificant in comparison. We view them, people who are our friends, family, foe, or strangers with admiration, respect, e…

Mastering Mindfulness

My attempt to evade the avalanche of work on my desk the other day led me to TED, because what other way to make good, educational use of time you’ve decided to waste right? I mindlessly scrolled thro…

New York, New York

Dedicated to the PICSim 2016 Team As a new writer to the Kent Ridge Common, I was drawn in by the liberty to write about anything we wished, any way we wished. A non-academic style of writing? Absolut…

The Syrian Refugee I Met In Rotterdam

By Insyirah Yahya Shlan. That was the name of the refugee I met when I was on an exchange program in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. And truth be told, our short exchange made the biggest impact on my ent…

Why Women Suffer Poorer Mental Health

By Joey Tok Studies have shown that generally, women suffer from poorer mental health in comparison to men. An analysis of epidemiological studies by Oxford University for example, established that wo…

Coping With Loss of a Loved One

There comes a point, when crying is not enough. An outward expression cannot serve as an outlet for a pain so deep, and so harrowing. The loss of a loved one, especially one you spent almost every day…

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