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WHAT’S IN THAT PUNCH?

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy – The secret to true happiness and well-being

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The desire to satisfy our senses is the essential mechanism of life. It is the force that drives us to act. Actions then bring about results. Results give us temporary satisfaction, but then we soon find ourselves where we began, again driven by renewed desires. Ultimately, we are left without having answered the fundamental question: …

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Nick. I think that was his name. Nope, it was Alan. We were both at Bhakti Lounge having dinner after an intense yoga session. He was telling me about his customer care job at a call centre and how he has to deal with angry and irritated customers all day. I admired his patience in …

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Food, fitness, and conscious eating are hot topics these days. Compared with food options available five years ago, nowadays more cafe signs are advertising gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. People are more aware of food sensitivities, and many are embracing the raw food revolution by increasing their raw food intake to enhance their health and …

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I stumbled to the counter, slammed five dollars down and, half slurring, shouted, “Barbecue bacon!” There was an outburst of hysterics to my left, and I felt proud to be getting a laugh. Swaggering back to my table, to the cheers of my mates, I devoured the burger greedily. I was barely conscious. It had …

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Gladys and Jane wandered deeper into the forest, as the distant winter sun filtered through the trees. They laughed and talked, relishing being released from parental observation. The sisters often went out for adventures together on Sunday afternoons, roaming carefree through the English countryside. Following the path into a clearing, their eyes immediately came to …

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Any nineteen-year-old would be excited about travelling overseas. But the reality of travelling makes me want to run the other way, when I think of completing travel documents, lugging around heavy baggage, and suffering jet lag. I also have a habit of misplacing my passport, and worse yet, I have a pre-existing medical condition. Now, …

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Light streams in through the inevitable gap in the curtains, making bright pin pricks dance behind eyes firmly held shut. Finally, I surrender to the knowledge that it is morning. “Come on Naomi,” I groan. “Time to get up and get cracking; gotta get a run in before work.” My roommate doesn’t like the idea. …

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My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust?…Of course I …

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