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Wellness 20 Nov 2018 | 6:00 AM

Getting support from fellow cancer survivors and caregivers

A nose cancer survivor who remembers how tough it was during his cancer treatment, sets up a support group with his wife to help their fellow survivors and caregivers.

Fitness 24 Oct 2018 | 6:00 AM

Former chef went from overweight to fighting fit

Amateur bodybuilder Ken Ong used to be overweight. Today, he has made a career out of staying in shape and helps others do the same.

Food News 07 May 2018 | 7:16 AM

Ultimate Destroyer BBQ sandwich is as big as a baby!

The Ultimate Destroyer is made with pulled pork, smoked pork, turkey breast, smoked ham, brisket and sausage. Only five people have ever finished eating the 6lb (2.7kg) sandwich on their own.

Seniors 04 Nov 2017 | 7:01 AM

Never too old to be a bodybuilder

A grandfather of 11, Tan Khoon Beng, may not have been a champion bodybuilder but he is happy to train his body to look beautiful nevertheless.

TV 01 Oct 2017 | 6:09 AM

Sofia Vergara is world’s best-paid TV actress

FOR the sixth year in a row, Sofia Vergara of Modern Family is the most well-paid actress on TV, according to Forbes’ 2017 ranking.The Colombian actress amassed US$41.5mil (RM176mil) between June 2, 2016 and June 1, 2017, with approximately a quarter of that sum as salary for her participation in ABC sitcom Modern Family.Numerous endorsement deals were also factored into the ranking, with Procter and Gamble’s hair product brand Head and Shoulders and makeup marque CoverGirl, as well as soft drink and snackfood corp PepsiCo.“Our attention is on the people watching Modern Family and how to appeal to them outside of the show, too,” Vergara’s manager and business partner, Luis Balaguer, told Forbes about her licensing endorsement business.In fact, licensing has become Vergara’s preferred method of product endorsement – three Avon perfumes, a Rooms To Go furniture line, and a SharkNinja coffee machine have resulted from that strategy.Speaking fees and feature film involvements played a part in the dollar total as well; Vergara voiced a flamenco dance in critically panned, US$180mil (RM762mil) worldwide box office smash The Emoji Movie.It’s the endorsements that make Vergara such a successful money maker, and the reason for the gap between the ranking’s first and second places. Kelly Cuoco received US$26mil for Season 10 of The Big Bang Theory, in which she plays apartment neighbour Penny, working out at a little over US$1mil (RM4.2mil) per episode.The ranking’s pre-tax, pre-fee estimates were derived from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo, and IMDB data and industry interviews.Mindy Kaling of The Mindy Project earned US$13mil (RM55mil) for the year, as did Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy.Common among the Top 10 actresses is ongoing involvement in an established TV series; only Priyanka Chopra’s FBI thriller Quantico is less than five years old.Along with Vergara, Indian actress, producer, model and celebrity Priyanka Chopra is one of two Top Ten actresses born outside of the United States.Kaling’s parents, both medical doctors, were born in India and Hargitay’s father, a bodybuilder and actor who married her mother, actress Jayne Mansfield, was born in Hungary. – AFP Relaxnews

Fitness 07 Sep 2017 | 6:00 AM

Millennials are quitting gyms to spend big on boutique fitness classes

Millennials are ditching the gyms and spending big money on boutique fitness classes that offer small-group camaraderie and dojo-like commitment.

TV 20 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Weightlifting Fairy star Peter Lee Jae Yoon started from the bottom

The Weighlifting Fairy actor was in town recently for the Puma Night Run Malaysia 2017.

Nutrition 15 Aug 2017 | 6:39 AM

This Asian bodybuilder says you can build powerful muscles and be vegan

Vegan Hong Kong bodybuilder Hin Chun Chui wrestles protein myths and shows you don’t need meat or dairy to be a winner. Here's how to be meat-free and eat for success.

Travel 12 Feb 2017 | 6:42 AM

Cologne and the mystery of its scent solved!

The second stop in the Train For Thought series - travelling by train from London to Kuala Lumpur - is Cologne.

Viewpoints 28 Nov 2016 | 6:54 AM

We live in confusing times

If you've never heard of the word ‘mansplaining', let our columnist enlighten you.