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A picture-perfect holiday in New Zealand ended in a horrifying car accident and four months in hospital for one Singaporean. Left wheelchair-bound, this is the story of how she found her way back to love and a full life. Read more here: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/paralysed-new-zealand-car-crash-jean-ling-wedding-10398902 For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full episode: https://video.toggle.sg/en/series/on-the-red-dot-2018/ep8/606135?cid=fbins About the series: Jean Ling is one of four Singaporean travellers who shared their stories of terrifying misadventures abroad with On The Red Dot.
It's been his dream since he was 16. Now Benjamin Lim is one of Singapore's youngest bus drivers, and he's hoping to inspire more with his passion. The job though, is a lot more challenging than the public thinks, and here's why. More about Singaporeans in essential jobs we sometimes take for granted, on Don't Make Us Invisible: https://cna.asia/invisible For more, SUBSCRIBE to CNA INSIDER! https://www.youtube.com/cnainsider Follow CNA INSIDER on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cnainsider/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnainsider/ Website: https://cna.asia/cnainsider Watch the full documentary series: https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video-on-demand/dont-make-us-invisible/family-troubles-10029642 About the series: You see them every day. The bus driver on your commute to work… the cleaner in your office… the construction workers labouring away. Seemingly unimportant guys with seemingly simple professions. But do you really see them? What does it take to do the work they do? Do they ever get bored? Do they ever wish for anything else? And what if they didn’t exist… what would our lives be like? Many of these crucial individuals are more often not, the most invisible in our society. In this ambitious series, we tackle social invisibility by telling their stories. We spend time with them in and outside of work, meet their families, and reveal the life behind the job.
Warren Buffett is the one of the world's wealthiest people. His diet consists of fast food and almost no vegetables. Bob Bryan ate like Buffett for 5 days. By the end, he was craving only vegetables. Following is a transcript of the video. Bob Bryan: 20,537 calories in five days. Oddly enough, I started sweating from my kneecaps, which I didn’t even know there were pores, sweat pores, in my knee caps. I’m Bob Bryan. I’m a policy reporter here at Business Insider and for 5 days I ate like Warren Buffett. So Warren Buffett is the second-wealthiest man in the world. He is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and a legendary investor, possibly one of the most successful investors of all time. Warren Buffett eats like a child. He admittedly eats like a child. For breakfast, Buffett goes to McDonald’s. He either has — if the market is down, he’ll have just two sausage patties. If the market is flat: sausage McMuffin with egg and cheese. If the market’s up: bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit. He owns Dairy Queen, so a lot of Dairy Queen. And dinner is — that was country-fried steak smothered in gravy with mashed potatoes. Chicken parmesan was one of my meals. I consumed a two-liter of Cherry Coke every day. Over the course of the five days, I had about 1,260 grams of sugar. That comes out to about 2.78 pounds of sugar. Also one part of Buffett’s kind of repertoire is to put extra salt on everything. I felt bloated every day. There would usually be, like, an intense sugar crash and caffeine crash from the Cherry Coke. You know, my coworkers were saying that I was irritable. I became especially lethargic. The last meal we went to Warren Buffett’s favorite steakhouse in New York City, Smith & Wollensky. I said, “You know, just give me what the man himself got,” which was honestly just a huge mistake. He usually gets the 32-ounce Colorado rib-eye — so a two-pound steak attached to the bone. Something you would, you know, a caveman would beat someone else over the head with. It was absolutely massive So, you know, when I got home, I felt almost, like, food drunk. I was, like, bursting at the seams. So, you know, honestly, I had the knee sweats again. I just took off my shirt and my pants and just laid down in the starfish motion on the ground in my living room, just staring up at the ceiling contemplating how in the world an 87-year-old man has made it (a.) this far in life, and (b.) continues to make it this far in life consuming the amount of calories and just absolute terrible junk food that he does, and finally decided that I wasn’t going to eat anything but vegetables for the next 48 hours. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
Olivia Boisson is a corps de ballet member with New York City Ballet. Boisson has been with NYC Ballet for seven years. As a corps member, Boisson dances 10 to 12 hours a day, six days a week. She showed us how she customizes her pointe shoes for performances. ------------------------------------------------------ INSIDER is great journalism about what passionate people actually want to know. That’s everything from news to food, celebrity to science, politics to sports and all the rest. It’s smart. It’s fearless. It’s fun. We push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Our mission is to inform and inspire. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://thisisinsider.com INSIDER on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsider/ INSIDER on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisisinsider/ INSIDER on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisisinsider INSIDER on Snapchat: https://insder.co/2KJLtVo ------------------------------------------------------ Following is a transcript of the video. Olivia Boisson: Hi, I'm Olivia Boisson. I'm a corps de ballet member with the New York City Ballet. Every dancer is trying to make their pointe shoe a part of them, so they wanna mold it to their foot as much as possible. So there's a lot involved to make that happen. It's really important, because we have them on from 10:00 a.m., to 11:00 p.m., so you wanna make sure that there's nothing bothering you. So you fix them and fix them until they're right. If I'm performing and rehearsing a lot, it could be up to three pairs a day. They aren't very strong when you're working with them all day. So, they typically do die pretty fast. Regular ballet flats are just, very soft. They're usually canvas, or leather. You can't go up en pointe with them. Pointe shoes are normally a bit harder so that you can get up on your toes. And men typically wear the ballet flats, and women normally wear them to warm up, but not always. Pointe shoes are around $80 to $90 a pair. At least that's how much they were when I was growing up. But the company gives all the pointe shoes for free, so we have as many as we need. Every dancer sews their pointe shoes differently. All to support your ankle in different ways. I put mine a little bit further forward, probably like an inch away from this seam. I'm just gonna smush the box. The box is where your toes go, and it's typically pretty tough, and pretty hard when you get a new shoe, and so you want it to be a little bit more malleable so that you can move your toes inside the box. So, I'm gonna smush them. I need to be able to move that part, so I'm gonna stick my heel in the middle, and pop it like that, so that, now I can bend this part of the shoe. This is called the shank. It's kind of like, your arch support. But you want it to bend, so that you can point your foot. So now they bend in here and they bend here, so it's a little easier for me to get my foot in there. Now I'm gonna bang them, because they're still pretty loud. And when you're dancing, it's very distracting. Alright. I usually will put a little Second Skin. They're like little gel squares. So, I usually put them at the tips of my big toes, 'cause that is where most of the pressure is when I'm en pointe, and then I tape them so that they stay on. And then I'm gonna put an elastic here, and then I'm gonna put my paper towels on. I just wanna get a good bend in my shoe, which is why I'm like, pushing them out like this. They feel pretty good. Alright, so now the bottom of the shoe is all, not as smooth, so it's harder to like, slip. So, this is rosin. You can like, smash it and it becomes powder and you kind of, just wipe your foot. Like, the edges that are slippery, and it's a lot less, slippery. Sometimes the very tip here will get very soft. So then I will use this hot glue to harden it back up again. That way you don't have to like, sew a whole new shoe. You can sort of make this last a little bit longer. Some dancers will put it on the outside. Sometimes they do that, to give it a little bit more support at the top, so that it's not so soft when you get up. With a new pair, it just really keeps you all the way up. With a dead pair, it'd get really soft in here. Everything would just be much more soft. So it's harder to dance hours and hours when the shoe isn't keeping you up. You have to do a lot more work.
Imagine being able to order your favourite hawker food and pay for it all within the same app. In China, that is a reality with mobile apps such as WeChat Pay, where consumers need not carry cash – ever. Read more: cna.asia/cnainsider
Should we break up with our phones? Joshua Lim, host of Why It Matters, discovers how toxic our relationship with our smartphones has become, and how we can fight the addiction – with apps.
Hear from app developer Bjorn Lee on how dangerous overuse of smartphones can be.
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