Let’s play a game. Guess what is the white crystalline substance that makes your food yummy? MSG? Nah…Before this seasoning became popular, it is SALT that makes everything delicious after all. Uses of salt in food can be dated back to ancient Egypt, where those mighty Egyptians added salt into their meals, and even stated that “There is no better food than salted vegetables”.
Lunar New Year: Rituals and Legends
"每条大街小巷， 每个人的嘴里， 见面第一句，就是恭喜恭喜" When shopping centres around the town start blooming with songs that you can sing from your heart, you know it's the time of the year again for celebrating Lunar New Year! Since young, we would get excited from the thoughts of receiving angpow to playing firecrackers to eating favourite festive snacks and this excitement never fades even till now.
Creating a Healthy Family Table
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU GET TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A PROPER FAMILY MEAL WITH YOUR FAMILY? Thanks to the need for maintaining a dual-income household, having a meal with your family over the dining table seems to be a luxury these days. Dining together is not just a tradition, but a practice that needs to be fostered as having a healthy family table has been linked to healthier eating habits and reduces obesity, improves family bonding, reduces stress and improves overall performance of your kids in school.
Imagine yourself standing in front of the produce section in the supermarket, holding a luscious red apple on your right hand, and an identical organic red apple on your left. Which one would you buy? Why is organic apple always pricier? Why do I need to choose organic over conventional grown products? To answer these questions, you will need to first know WHAT IS ORGANIC?
Success Comes to Those Who Think and Plan
It's that time of year again… As we all know from past experience, making New Year resolutions is easy but sticking with it and actually achieving your goal is hard. Have you wondered you? Have you been realistic? Say you wish to shed some pounds before the Lunar New Year, but not taking specific steps to achieve your fitness goal. Treat as if you are traveling to a destination. Worry not! We have gathered some tips for you to execute your fitness goals.
Working to Death: How to Cope with Work-Related Stress
An online survey by the global workplace provider Regus found that 70% of Malaysian workers are reporting more stress-related diseases. Stress is common at workplace due to the demands from the existing working environment. While some stress can be beneficial for an employee to stay energetic and focused, excessive and poorly-managed stress may interfere with one’s productivity and performance. It can also impact his physical and emotional wellbeing, which further affects his social life and relationships.