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Lifestyle 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A question of faith

In future, you may only employ foreign domestic help of the same religion as yours. This rule being drafted #8216;to protect maids#8217; affects 150,000 households, as working parents may be forced to quit their jobs and stay home, which in turn would see a reduction in personal income as well as professionals from the Malaysian workforce.

Lifestyle 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plugging the peat leak

The Raja Musa and Sg Karang peat swamp forest reserves in northern Selangor provide a reservoir of water that is critical to the success of the Tanjung Karang rice cultivation scheme. But ill-conceived development at the fringes of the reserves threatens not just the peatlands, but food security too, for Tanjung Karang is one of the country's rice bowls.

Health 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The shoe fits

Running Solutions #8211; Why it is important to learn about your feet.

Health 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Recognising depression

Call it despondency, melancholy or merely that time of the month. After all, it would just pass like another dark cloud ... the lethargy and the host of other common symptoms, or would it?

Lifestyle 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Room for compromise

I REFER to the articles about Muslim maids who have the privilege to exercise their rights as Muslims while living in non-Muslim households.

Lifestyle 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seeds of resentment

Readers#8217; response to the proposed Government ruling that employers can only hire maids of the same religion, highlighted in the story I>Maid in Malaysia/Ilast Monday.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beating stress the ayurvedic way

Last week we had a discussion on how yoga can combat the ravages of stress. Today, let us see what the science of ayurveda has to offer.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Circle of security

Attachment theorists say bonding is critical in child development, writes BENEDICT CAREY.

Health 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Turning the sexual dysfunction tables

Most doctors agree that women have far more difficulty than men in putting aside emotional and relationship issues when it comes to sex.

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

The biology of addiction

The rats in Stanley Glick#8217;s lab are junkies. Each rat has a small plastic tube protruding from the base of its skull. Once a day, for an hour, each tube is connected to an infusion pump that controls a syringe containing a common addictive substance: morphine, cocaine, nicotine or methamphetamine.