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We are now into the fasting month (bulan Ramadhan or bulan puasa) where Muslims worldwide would be fasting. The fasting month is the best time to overcome addictive habits- especially those of smoking. This is as one fast, one  are not able to eat or drink from dawn till the break fast time (around 7.40pm). [...]

When we are organized and is very focused towards our goals, we tend to have less appetite to eat, or less tendency to overeat. This is something that I am beginning to notice among the highly driven and focused leaders and managers that I have came to know. The traits I've noticed: they are very [...]

It is very easy to get addicted to Asian drama series such as Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese and Hong Kong drama series. These shows are so addictive because: the intense emotions involved in the drama - fighting, love, revenge, scheming, misunderstanding, tragic endings it leaves us hanging on to the next episode from one to the [...]

This information appeared in Shape magazine (April 2012), one of my favourite magazine. The visual and calorie information gives us a good indication of the price we need to pay for that impulsive treat indulgence. It may make us think twice before mindlessly opening that packet of candy bar, peanuts, jelly beans or chocolates: Gosh, [...]

In the front page of the papers today, the article titled Phone Junkies- Addiction to Smartphones is damaging the family system.  Issues that arise as for example: people are no longer talking to one another- glued to the virtual worlds of their Smartphones paying huge bills from updating Facebook and Twitter accounts children are "talking" [...]

Have you ever tried to pull out overgrown weeds from your garden? You would find that it is no an easy task especially if you have neglected to upkeep your garden for months. It's the same with a bad habit. Like weeds: 1. Bad habits do not form overnight- it takes time. Started as a mere [...]

This is a ‘calories-for-thought’ for those who love 3-in-1 (coffee/milk with sugar and creamer) pre-packet tea/coffee. On average, one packet of this is equivalent to almost half hour of leisurely walk in the park. So you may want to rethink if you are taking more than a packet a day: No. Product Type Cal per [...]

Year end is fast approaching- that means invitations to parties, weddings, dinners and other social functions. It is often difficult to resist the temptation of food – alluringly prepared to lure even the most disciplined. So you’ve gone to a dinner and stuffed yourself – too much for your own good. Catching up with friends, [...]

There is a recent protest going on because a number of parties are angry that Coke is sponsoring an established website, familydoctor.org. Concerns rose because Coke, soda, McDonalds, and a host of other fast food have been blamed for the rising in obesity pandemic on developed countries. While I agree that taking too much sodas [...]

Are you are caffeine addict who also happened to be constantly having running nose or sinuses? If you cannot wake up without your morning cuppa and have evolved from the normal coffee into gourmet coffee of strong doses- lattes, espressos, moccas, cappuccinos, etc- watch the changes in your body. Do you notice that your body felt [...]

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