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Health

The push to replace ephedra

When the wildly popular drug combo phen-fen was pulled from the market in 1997, people were forced to look elsewhere for weight-loss help. Many turned to a then-mysterious Chinese herb known as ma huang.

Business

Krames on corporate leadership

LIKE most love affairs which end badly, this one has left a bitter taste in the mouth. Corporate leaders, once superheroes and revered bringers of wealth and happiness, have fallen out of favour with their adoring fans in America.

Lifestyle

Scent of learning

WHAT#8217;S that smell?#8221; asked my five-year-old daughter as she walked past a bakery. Before Chinese New Year, the fragrance of kuih kapit wafted through the neighbourhood.

Business

Customers hold key to entrepreneurs’ success

ENTREPRENEURS can still succeed in a globalised economy dominated by large corporations as long as they focus on and meet the needs of their customers, said Jeffrey A. Krames, author of I>The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership/I>.

Business

Nando’s spices up for expansion

NANDO#146;S Chickenland (M) Sdn Bhd #150; the casual dining franchise specialising originally in Afro Portuguese cuisine from Johannesburg, South Africa, and whose menu now includes a range of Malaysian dishes #150; is confident of growth this year, expects to be profitable and is even looking at a listing three years from now.

Health

Lingzhi – wonder mushroom

In traditional Chinese medicine, an odd looking woody mushroom (I>Ganoderma lucidum/I>) has a reputation as a panacea matched only by ginseng. This mushroom has been linked with life-giving and prolonging properties. It is praised as the 'Grass from Heaven' and has been proven clinically to prevent and cure diseases, and possibly, even help extend life.

Lifestyle

A soap of your making

A hot tub full of fragrant lavender water, pearly white shells adorning a soap dish and alluring scent of sandalwood lingering on your skin.

Lifestyle

The Snake Charmer

USUALLY constellations rich in legend have a pattern of stars which, with the application of some imagination, can suggest the object they are named after and contain at least some bright stars.

Nation

Johor plans large-scale cultivation of forest herbs

The state government has proposed the setting up of plantations for herbs and spices in Johor to avoid depleting supplies of highly valued and rare plants with medicinal value from the forests.

Health

Hairy problem

A potpourri of common ailments and possible herbal remedies.