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Category: Lifestyle EN

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIVING IS POSSIBLE

Empowering Savings: Theeban's RM171 to RM35 Energy Savings Journey Meet Theeban, our dedicated education officer and urban garden trainer at CAP, who embarked on an inspiring journey to slash his electricity bills from over RM171 to a remarkable RM35 in just 5 months! Feeling the strain of high bills and rental costs, Theeban joined CAP's energy-saving programme in August 2023. He set out to hit...
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ARE YOU A SLAVE TO YOUR PHONE?

Modern gadgets have made us slaves of machines. One good example is the smartphone, which now rules our lives. Many of us are unknowingly hooked on it – we feel cut off and incomplete without it; we compulsively check for messages, updates and battery life; we bring it with us to the toilet; and we even sleep with it. According to data from the book, “The Power of Off”, most people now...
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No Plastic and No food waste during 2024 Thaipusam

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) and Penang State Hindu Sangam are urging Thaipusam devotees to refrain from using plastics and not waste food offered to them by NGOs at stalls. Organisations setting up thaneer panthals (refreshment stalls) offering free food and drinks, as well as devotees have been urged to refrain from using plastics or polystyrene containers and cups during...
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HOW TO CREATE HAPPINESS

The human mind is capable of changing reality. When you change the way you see things within you and around you, it helps you to make a new outlook towards life. This works for happiness too. Your choices, thoughts and actions can influence your level of happiness. Here are some small steps you can take to increase happiness, by the Mayo Clinic: >  Surround yourself with happy people. Being...
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Commentary: The iPhone 15’s message about mindless consumerism

By Mark Ko When the latest iPhone 15 series was released, tech writer and Apple fan Mark Ko eagerly stood by to pre-order the phone. Then he changed his mind. When the latest iPhone 15 series was released, many people eagerly submitted their pre-orders, hoping to receive it within a week. As a tech writer and enthusiast, I too succumbed to this temptation. I vividly remember setting my alarm...
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Why Billionaires Don’t Buy Expensive Clothes and What They Do Instead

The top billionaires and millionaires of the world could easily spend money on expensive clothes, but they don't. You'll never see Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, or Warren Buffett decked out in expensive brands, and for good reason. Because they recognise it as a needless expense. After all, wearing designer labels isn’t going to add to their success or enhance their work. Gates spends so little...
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REAL FOODS ARE NOT ADVERTISED

Ever wondered why food advertised on billboards or social media pop-ups never looks the same as the real thing? The industry uses photoshop and photo editing techniques to make the product look better than it really is. These marketing strategies can be harmful, as they often aren’t entirely honest about telling consumers, particularly young consumers, what’s really in the food they are...
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Do Not Sacrifice Malaysians’ Future to the Vape Industry

Vaping will be the scourge of the future and will be difficult to eliminate just like smoking unless it is banned now. Therefore, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) urges the government to seriously consider banning it altogether. Vape traders are exploiting school children by selling vape products to them illegally. CAP found many school children admitting that they vaped and this brings...
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Protect Children from Becoming Victims of Child Pornography

Lately, there has been an increase in the number of reports about child pornography cases. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) finds it very disturbing and frightening that the number of individuals accessing child pornography online has been increasing. This means that the number of children becoming victims of child pornography is also increasing. The Bukit Aman Sexual, Women and...
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