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KEY TO A HAPPY LIFE

"Gratefulness is the key to a happy life, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy – because we will always want to have something else or something more." ~ David Steindl-Rast (Image via Ecological Consciousness)  
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THINK BEFORE YOU BUY

Each year, a staggering 2.12 billion tons of waste is generated worldwide. That's enough to circle the globe 24 times if loaded onto trucks! 99% of what we purchase ends up in landfills in just 6 months. Let's embrace sustainable consumption for a healthier planet. How to be a more conscious consumer? Start with these questions. Source: The Global Goals
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CHILDREN’S IMAGINATIVE PLAY?

Healthy outdoor games used to be the norm for children. They mingled with kids in the neighbourhood and kept themselves occupied in simple, joyful games, some of which can be played indoors too. And they would often make up their own games. But many imaginative children’s games are now a thing of the past. If before, kids used to run around and play with just a simple box, today kids spend...
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ARE YOU IN A CIRCLE OR A CAGE?

Is your circle of friends, or those you regularly hang out with, a cage? The people you surround yourself with matter more than you know. Whether it’s your friends, colleagues or people you frequently spend time with, your circle determines your growth. “The people we surround ourselves with, the charities we volunteer for, the organisations we serve, and those we spend our time with should...
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Encourage Culture of Reading in Malaysia – Jom Baca!

Reading is more than just literacy – it’s also about learning the skills needed to build a better world and a brighter future. But research shows that both reading habits and comprehension among young people worldwide are declining. To strengthen reading ability among young Malaysians, Swedish Ambassador to Malaysia Dr Joachim Bergstrom reached out to leading Swedish organisations involved...
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CAP: Don’t sacrifice health and lives of the people at the altar of company profits

We refer to the recent news report that the Penang authorities have rejected CAP’s proposal to restrict the hours of operation for 24-hour restaurants and eateries. Penang State government executive councillor Jason M.L. H’ng stated CAP’s proposal will “not only disrupt worker livelihoods but also lead to a domino effect on the economy”. He didn’t explain how. It is strange that the...
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THEN AND NOW: Pen vs iPhone

Pen and book gifts are dying out. Today’s kids appreciate gadgets, gizmos and games. New technology and changing trends have really impacted what it's like to be a child. Gone are the days when children used to enjoy the simple things in life. How will childhood differ 50 years from now with further advances in technology?    
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CAP: Enough evidence to proof the negative effects of late-night meals

The Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) welcomes the announcement by the Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly to study carefully CAP’s call for abolishing 24-hour licenses for eateries and restaurants. He has stated that he would consult the stakeholders before making a decision. Abolishing 24-hour licenses does not mean closing down restaurants and eateries. What we are calling for is to...
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