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Lifestyle 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Those ol' blue jeans

WHETHER it#8217;s a sleepy former mining town in Nevada or the Calico Silver mine in California#8217;s Mojave Desert, the gold rush is still on in this present day.

Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poetry in numbers


Health 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wrapping children in cotton wool

Some parents say they want their children to grow up to be independent, even courageous. But their behaviour actually tells kids the reverse.

Lifestyle 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Speak Plain and to the Purpose: Enhancing Language Power

Starting today, we feature on a daily basis excerpts from I>Say It Like Shakespeare/I>, a book that taps the Bard#8217;s wit and insights to help you communicate more effectively, at work and in your personal life.

Lifestyle 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Are Your Words Telling Your Tale Plainly?

IF you have a message to convey, check your words to see how many can be replaced with better choices or cut entirely.

Lifestyle 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Can You Focus on Key Information?

POLONIUS#8217;S comment about brevity, with wit better defined as wisdom, has often been quoted as a reminder to long-winded speakers to keep it short and to the point.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hi-ho, hi-ho

The only reason most of us would go back to work on a public holiday (and grudgingly at that) would be the double overtime. But there are people, like radio disc jockey Yasmin Yusoff, who come to office because they (gasp) actually want to.

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Are You an Upbeat or Downbeat Communicator?

HOW eager are you to engage in dialogue with someone you know to be always in a dour mood, with never a good word for anyone, who always looks for trouble ahead and never on the bright side?

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Master of the water

AUTHOR Clive Cussler, master of sea and sunken vessel adventures, plans to retire, writes ALEKSANDRS ROZENS.

Lifestyle 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Language Power on Display

HERE are some samples from which you might draw inspiration.