You clicked it! The 20 most-read TSOL Lifestyle stories of 2014


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From left: Catherine Wan Ping Coombes, winner of MasterChef UK 2014 - her winning dish were Malaysian hawker favourites nasi lemak and wantan sup; Diego Garcia, an atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean - one of the places where MH370 was thought to have ended up; actress Jennifer Lawrence was one of many female celebrities whose nude photos were leaked online - they were apparently stolen by hackers from Apple's cloud storage.

Nude leaks, nasi lemak, Diego Garcia – take another look at this year’s most-read stories in TSOL Lifestyle!

Based on the number of clicks we received from visitors to The Star Online website, we managed to compile data on which of our Lifestyle stories that received the most attention in the past 12 months.

While some stories, like the Hollywood nude photo leak, were predictably virulent, other stories such as Alternative treatments for dengue fever and Malaysian-born father strikes gold with Rainbow Loom in US were more leftfield.

Nevertheless, we’re happy that TSOL readers have made 2014 such a memorable one for the online team. Without any further ado, here are your most-clicked stories of 2014, in ascending order.

Click the links to revisit your favourites!

20. 5 viral Malaysians you can dress up as this Halloween

By Jerome Kugan, The Star Online. Published on Oct 23, 2014.

Obviously, we wouldn’t advise anyone to go nude in public – the offence is called public indecency and will earn you prison time. However, since there are no restrictions on pixelated nudity, go wild.

19. Shila Amzah is singing through the storm

By Kenneth Chaw, The Star. Published on April 3, 2014.

“I love competitions because they drive me to work and push myself harder. Through competitions, I found that I can actually do things that I thought I can’t, reach the high notes that I couldn’t reach before.”

18. Family shocked at text from dead grandmother

By AFP. Published on Oct 17, 2014.

Proof that heaven has phone connection and Wifi.

17. Scientists successfully create vaginas in lab to help women born without

By Reuters. Published on April 12, 2014.

Four young women born with missing or abnormal vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells, the latest success in creating replacement organs.

16. Unfazed by adversity, Jenny Pong lives life to the fullest

By Jackie Ng, The Star. Published on May 8, 2014.

If life treated her harshly, she didn’t show it. She always wears a smile on her face. Her favourite line is: “You can lose your limbs, but you cannot lose your smile.”

Next: Stories about kangkung, revenge, Miss World 2014, Ju Kun, and Movember.


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