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POGA: The Yoga Selfie Trend that’s Sweeping Across Social Media

A conversation took place a few months ago with a fellow yogi who has over 11,000 thousand followers on her Instagram account. She must have noticed me watching her set up her iPad in the correct angle, with the correct camera timer on when she said: “Yeah, my younger brother calls this POGA. Like picture …

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E-Cigarettes: Good or Bad Idea for Smokers?

Smoking’s the villain that everyone hates on, and for good reason. Everyone, including the hardcore smokers themselves, know that long-term smoking causes cancer of practically every component in your body (yes, not just your lungs). Besides that, it’s also been linked to several diseases from cardiovascular diseases to osteoporosis. So when e-cigarettes waltzed onto the …

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What is ALS and Why are So Many People Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge?

Unless you haven’t logged onto any social media site in the last week (highly impossible), you’d have seen videos of your beloved celebrities and friends accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and basically throwing a bucket of ice and water over their head. While you laugh at the incredulity of their actions, you’re probably also …

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How Vampire Facelifts Work to Make You Look Younger

When you think of Dracula or vampires, you get these scary thoughts of mystical evil creatures lurking in the shadows of the night, ready to spring an attack on unsuspecting maidens. Garlic and holy water may come in handy to ward of these unspeakably evil monsters. When I think of Vampire Therapy, I think of the …

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Long Distance Driving: 10 Survival Tips to Beat the Boredom and Stay Awake

Finally, Raya is almost upon us. All Malaysians are celebrating. Some are excited for the special occasion, while others are reveling the long weekend. Most are going to be taking a long drive to balik kampung, savour some home-cooked rendang, and parade their new bajus to their loved ones. The last thing anyone wants though, is …

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10 Off the Beaten Track Active Holidays in Malaysia

When you talk to Malaysians about holidays, you must include the two very vital keywords: shopping and food. If you mention these two words, their eyes will light up as they salivate over the new, unexplored world of great bargains and gastronomic delights. Thailand and Indonesia are crowd favourites this side of the continent for …

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Do Titanium Sports Necklaces, Power Bands, Energy Bracelets Really Work?

Negative-ion bracelets, scalar energy bracelets, titanium sports necklaces… the list goes on. They all claim something similar – to enhance your performance by hacking the chemical elements or your body’s energy balance. They can also improve your flexibility, calm your mind, reduce cellular inflammation, etc. At the rate technology is advancing, in the context of …

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