Health

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Should you really pluck out your grey hairs? Here are the facts

Plucking large amounts of hair may permanently damage the hair follicles and lead to bald spots.

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For a good, free workout, take the stairs

For a good, free workout, take the stairs

Stair-climbing is a fantastic, free way to get a cardiovascular workout and strengthen muscles in your lower body, without the need for any skill, training or sporting prowess.

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Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

Be careful of ‘bad’ fat and high cholesterol levels

High blood cholesterol can affect anyone. Based on the latest 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey, it is estimated that 47.7% of Malaysian adults 18 years and above have hypercholesterolaemia, or high blood cholesterol.

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Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Find Your Anchor To Fight Depression

Did you know mental disorders will be the 2nd biggest health problem in Malaysia by 2020. That is 4.2 million Malaysians having depression and anxiety disorder. Check out the infographic to find out what you need to know this debilitating condition in Malaysia and find out how to prevent it.

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Inspiration

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

Caring For A Loved One At Home Can Have A Steep Learning Curve

By Taunya English, WHYY Dementia has been slowly stealing Ruth Perez’s memory and thinking ability for 20 years. Her daughter, …

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There & Then, She Found Her Independence

There & Then, She Found Her Independence

“There will always be problems. Stay strong. Never give up. Always remember love conquers all things.”

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Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

Miliee Kassim – mother to hundreds

SHE is a mother to hundreds and an inspiration to many. She believes in giving back as it gives her …

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Activities

Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

Quarter Life Crisis: How To Handle It

As a counsellor, I have seen many young adults come in claiming that they are depressed. From my perspective what …

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Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

Business Ideas: Why Being Senior Inclusive Adds Value

How often do businesses engage as well as reach out to the matured and elderly? As the population ages, there would be an opportunity for businesses to fill in the gap. Businesses must move towards marketing that subtly appeal to an ageing demographic.

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Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 2

Thoughts on superfoods (and antioxidants) – Part 2

So where does all this information leave us? Well, hopefully with a little less enthusiasm for overdosing on “superfoods” and especially antioxidant supplements – the evidence suggests that they won’t fix any major health issues induced by bad habits, and indeed might make things worse.

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Finances

Estate Planning in Real Life: Why It Matters To You

Estate Planning in Real Life: Why It Matters To You

Estate planning is not just for the wealthy. It is for anyone who has any level of wealth and wishes to bequeath convenience, comfort and privacy to their loved ones instead of putting them through an agonising ordeal which might become very nasty and very public.

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6 Top Habits To Beat Rising Costs

6 Top Habits To Beat Rising Costs

The rising costs of living is deaf to complaints. We would have to deal with rising costs with real action – action that directly affect our finances and ability to live well in the face of inflation.

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Scams: Why do we fall for it?

Scams: Why do we fall for it?

Why do people keep getting scammed again and again despite the red flags? Some may be inclined to say that if you haven’t learnt your lesson from the first time, you probably deserve it. The reality is much more complicated.

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Home & Family

Willing But Too Late

Willing But Too Late

Chris is frantic. He was supposed to meet with Mr Lee fifteen minutes ago but he is nowhere near the Lee residence. 45 minutes later, he was in front of the Lee residence. The maid came to the gate and she was not her usual cheery self. “Sir is in hospital,” she said.

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Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

Lessening The Burden When The Time Comes

“I have saved up all my EPF (superannuation) money to pay for my funeral expenses. This is not morbid thinking, it helps me and my family plan for the future, lessening the burden for them when the time comes.”

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Legacy of words for the family

Legacy of words for the family

THIS Father’s Day, Luke Teoh would love to have a short holiday on a very quiet beach. He is a …

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News

Healthcare: how human-machine teams beat robots

Healthcare: how human-machine teams beat robots

As robotic and artificial-intelligence (AI) systems become more advanced, will they eventually render doctors and nurses obsolete, with patients consulting a computer instead?

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Growing Old Gracefully

Growing Old Gracefully

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) began its 50th birthday meeting in Yokohama this May brooding about growing old. And where …

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Social Protection For A Senior Inclusive Malaysia

Social Protection For A Senior Inclusive Malaysia

Many have come into contact with the aged care system and are often left wanting, not for lack of the aforementioned reasons, but due to the lack of the necessary mechanisms that advocate social inclusiveness of our own senior citizens.

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