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The history of product management

Product management was born during the great depression, when a 27-year-old marketer proposed the idea of a “brand man”– an employee to manage a specific product rather than a traditional business role. Since the 1930s, the continued success of this function has led to the growth of product organizations across industries and geographies. • 1931 […]

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10-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Thrown From Amusement Park Ride At New Jersey Festival

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Spain Finds Catalan Leaders Guilty Of Sedition In Landmark Ruling Over Independence Bid

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Ryan Reynolds Trolls Hugh Jackman With NSFW Birthday Video

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Minneapolis Mayor Slams Trump For Cheapskate Behavior

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Tough-guy actor dies of brain cancer

NEW YORK • Robert Forster, whose role as a bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown (1997) earned him an Oscar nomination and who was acclaimed for his tough-guy appearances in Breaking Bad (2008 to 2013), died last Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 78. The cause was brain cancer, said Ms […]

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Fancy buying chopsticks used by Kris Wu?

BEIJING • Would you buy a pair of chopsticks used by singer Kris Wu, a drinking glass used by singer Will Pan or wet wipes used by actress Angelababy? These items were offered for auction online last week after the trio dined last Wednesday at a hotpot restaurant in Tokyo’s Harajuku district, HK01 news website […]

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Oh-so-relatable narrative for 20-somethings

Find a good job, get married and have kids. The typical Singapore narrative is challenged in Permanence, Gina Chew’s tragicomic exploration of love, sex and domesticity which has been restaged after its premiere two years ago. Under Mitchell Fang’s judicious direction, past and present collide in a sort of theatrical tango between two pairs of […]

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De Niro channelled a crab as cabbie in Taxi Driver

LONDON • Legendary Hollywood actor Robert De Niro revealed he had occasionally used the so-called “animal exercise” in which actors channel an animal to play a character. In a wide-ranging question-and-answer event at the London Film Festival last Friday, he was bombarded with queries from several budding actors looking for tips on his fabled performances. […]

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Nancy Drew grows up

Some young readers of the classic Nancy Drew mysteries may find themselves banned by their parents from watching the new television version. It is darker and more adult than the wholesome books – and the scrappy girl detective has sex. “The show’s not necessarily designed for 12-year-olds,” says executive producer Stephanie Savage, who developed the […]

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Chinese immigrant music given a fresh take

What do immigrants from China do when they transplant themselves thousands of miles from their homeland to settle in South-east Asia? They bring along their musical cultures, mostly through oral tradition, create their own instruments and pass these down to succeeding generations. That is how musical heritage survives or risks being forgotten altogether. Over the […]

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Jam-packed tour of Singapore history

If Merdeka were an essay, I would give it an A+ for diligence and smarts. As a play, I would grade it a qualified B, as there are gaps in characterisation, which is sometimes given up in favour of information dumping. The dumping is deftly packaged as entertainment. For newcomers to the lesser known aspects […]

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Trainer helps women get fit

I believe in holistic well-being. There really is no shortcut to looking fabulous. You have to listen to your body, work hard at keeping fit, rest well and take care of your skin and hair. Please subscribe or log in to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM. Enjoy unlimited access to […]

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Getting mums started on breastfeeding

More hospitals have joined a global breastfeeding scheme and want to help new mothers get started as soon as possible. Such early support is crucial as breastfeeding can be hard at first and the challenges that mothers may face in the first few days or weeks can discourage them. Please subscribe or log in to […]

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I was worried my baby was hungry

The first thing financial analyst Evelyn Koh Ai-Ping learnt when she started breastfeeding her first son seven months ago was that it was not as easy as she had thought. She had prepared for it by signing up for an antenatal class conducted by well-known lactation consultant Wong Boh Boi. Please subscribe or log in […]

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Typhoon Hagibis Pummels Japan, Killing At Least 33

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