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Muffin isn’t afraid of injections. The Golden Retriever sits calmly on the treatment table while veterinarian Maleen Schaumburg injects him with a homeopathic remedy to treat his back pain. Muffin’s owner Katrin vom Hagen doesn’t reject conventional medicine in principle, but sees advantages in homeopathy. Sometimes the therapy may take a little longer, but it
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Pets are particularly popular with children. After all, they get cuddles and friendship from them. But constant patting and lifting is not good for most animals. Owners should look carefully and try to interpret their four-legged friends’ body language. Guinea pigs and rabbits Guinea pigs and rabbits are not suitable for patting. When owners lift
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E-wallets are not only changing how we pay for goods and services but have expanded into bringing easier access to customers’ lifestyles, with a range of applications and opportunities to fit everybody’s needs. Boost is one such e-wallet that has been at the forefront of driving the digital payment agenda in Malaysia. Today, it is
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Nessie, the Orlando Fire Department’s arson-detecting dog, retrieved kudos this month when she helped investigators crack an arson case in Orange County, Florida, the United States. It was a first for the three-year-old canine, who has been with the agency since last April. Nessie, who is trained to detect fire-starting substances, was called on Feb
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“Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” Some may recognise this from the works of either Jeremy Bentham or John Stuart Mill explaining the concept of “utilitarianism”, which espouses the best course of action is the one that maximises utility. They would be wrong (the people, not
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For smartphone-wielding hordes of tourists, Hong Kong boasts a host of must-have Instagram locations – but crowds of snap-happy travellers are testing local patience and transforming once quaint pockets of the bustling metropolis. Tony Hui recalls how elderly residents always used to play cards in a courtyard in the middle of the densely packed housing
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A snow labyrinth in the frigid, windswept prairies of Western Canada has broken the record for the world’s biggest. According to Guinness World Records, the whopping 2,789.11 sq m of terrain dwarfs the previous Canadian record holder at the Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario. For years, farmers Clint and Angie Masse would
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A few years ago, I embarked on my first caving or spelunking adventure. A friend had invited me on a trip to explore two caves in Perak – Gua Kandu and Gua Tempurung. Hesitantly, I hemmed and hawed as she waited for me to confirm whether I would be joining her group. “Err … I’m
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Your dream home now no longer remains just a dream – it is within your reach with EcoWorld’s recently launched HOPE (Home Ownership Programme). This comprehensive and complete home ownership solution offers two methods to start you off on your home ownership journey or for you to own your dream home today. STAY2OWN (S2O), in
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It has been a busy quarter for 2019, what with all the recent episodes of some people being hypersensitive, and a number of future-forward trends emerging. Notwithstanding sentiments happening on the other side of the globe, I confess I rather liked Katy Perry’s shoes released last summer – the Ora Face Block Heel and Rue
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According to a recent survey, Generation Z consumers prefer bricks-and-mortar shopping to online browsing. They are also bigger spenders when it comes to fashion, with 40 percent of those surveyed saying they would choose to spend a US$1,000 (RM4,100) gift certificate on apparel and accessories, compared to 23 percent of Millennials. Additionally, almost 60 percent
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