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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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Over-Emphasis on Safety Means Kids Are Becoming More Anxious and Less Resilient – Neuroscience News

Parental overprotection has been shown to foster unhealthy coping mechanisms in children. Overprotected children are more likely to both internalise problems (as in anxiety and depression) and external ise them (as in delinquency, defiance or substance abuse). It is natural to want to avoid problems, but avoiding things that bring us discomfort can reinforce a belief that we cannot handle...
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Restrict Alcohol Sale!

In the wake of the recent 51 methanol poisoning cases in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (as of 19 September 2018) cases of which 19 people died and 14 others in a critical state, the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) is not surprised at all. How did this adulterated alcohol ended up on shelves? It is because we have been urging the authorities over the past four decades to take a tough stand on...
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Break Only One Coconut during Thaipusam, Devotees urged

Devotees celebrating Thaipusam on February 5th are urged to break fewer coconuts.  The money used for breaking coconuts can be channelled to fulfil the various needs of a fraction of the Indian community that still lives below the poverty level. Breaking coconuts during Thaipusam is a cleansing ritual practised by Hindu devotees. It is a symbolic representation of surrendering one’s ego at...
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