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  • The real social medium

    The real social medium

    With our children spending more and more time on social media sites, Veronica Stivala suggests some cultural alternatives away from the computer screens. I’m lucky to be part of the generation who knows a life without computers (only just), and...

  • Presenting a united front

    Presenting a united front

    When mum says ‘yes’ and dad says ‘no’, or vice-versa, the question of discipline can become a tad tricky. Helen Raine seeks some advice about dealing with parental disagreements. There have been times in my life as a parent when I have had to...

  • Finding inspiration

    Finding inspiration

    Energy and motivation Disassociating work from play is a common corporate practice. However, newer and more innovative organisations have started to see the benefits of giving their employees a little leeway and blurring the boundaries between...

  • Solid and scratch-resistant floors

    Solid and scratch-resistant floors

    Quick-Step laminate floors are extremely scratch-resistant and easy to clean. Moreover, it’s almost impossible to distinguish them from real wooden or tile floors because of the attractive design, realistic structures and innovative joints.

  • Creative thinking

    Creative thinking

    When was Loft set up and with what aims? I moved to Malta after completing my studies in Canada and the US and practised interior design here since 1999, both with other design houses as well as doing freelance work. While trying to source...

  • Buying or renting property in Malta

    The nature of one’s business is a crucial factor in determining the most suitable locations for company offices. Offices must be strategically placed, depending on what is most important for the business. First of all, the office must be appealing...

  • A better office climate

    A better office climate

    An innovation in paper shredders with integrated fine dust filter system for a better indoor climate has been launched by Dahle. An issue that keeps cropping up in public discussion, fine dust is a problem that is familiar to almost everyone.

  • A good day at the office

    A good day at the office

    “Office design has moved from cubicles and closed doors to a more humane layout,” says designer Sean Cassar from Design Hub Malta, an interior and exterior design service that caters for both residential and commercial clients. “Open plan spaces...

  • Quiet please

    Quiet please

    From colleagues who insist on putting all their calls on speakerphone to others who eat at their desk with the same lip-smacking intensity of a lion devouring a young deer, the office can be a noisy place. Offices are places where people come...

  • Love where you work

    Love where you work

    Having to spend long hours at the office is a reality that most of us cannot escape. However, when your office environment is pleasant and playful, that reality becomes a whole lot better to stomach. The Hub Workspace in San Gwann is a newly...

  • All work and some play

    All work and some play

    You’ve just spent the last couple of hours drafting a report and number crunching last year’s financials. There’s a bit of a headache looming on your horizon. But now that the boss has rushed off for a meeting, the opportunity to fire up Solitaire...

  • A popular movement

    A popular movement

    Whether at home or at the office, we’re spending more time sitting down at our computer. What are the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle and how can we avoid them, asks Charmaine Gauci. The combination of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and...

  • Remembering a solemn consecration 100 years on

    Remembering a solemn consecration 100 years on

    Exactly 100 years have elapsed since the episcopal ordination of Archbishop-Bishop Dom Maurus Caruana OSB. This previously little-known Benedictine monk, from the Monastery of Fort Augustus in Scotland, was consecrated bishop at the basilica of...

  • Horse in bathtub, synchronized starlings dazzle animal lovers

    Horse in bathtub, synchronized starlings dazzle animal lovers

      From a "dancing cloud" of starlings to a horse stuck in a bathtub, see the roundup on video above of animals making news last week.  

  • Put a spark to the tinder

    Put a spark to the tinder

    A cyber pulling ground or just a harmless way to meet new people? Helen Raine speaks to some people to find out more about the latest social networking app. If your options for Valentine’s entertainment include watching TV or doing the laundry, it...

  • If music and literature be the food of love…

    If music and literature be the food of love…

    Music Beethoven, Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2: III. Allegretto Romantic music does not, of course, only mean music that makes you want to swoon or cuddle up with your loved one, real or blow-up. This sonata is also known as The Tempest,...

  • A second chance

    A second chance

    Alison Bezzina meets Roselyn Borg – divorced, back in love with her former husband and running for office with the Nationalist Party. The course of true love never did run smooth. Roselyn Borg, 36, and Crispian Knight, 45, are what the English...

  • Just the two of you

    Just the two of you

    Many experts are on the fence about whether technology has been a positive addition for relationships. On the one hand, it helps the two of you to stay in constant contact, instantly share aspects of your daily lives (like a picture of the...

  • No forced romance

    No forced romance

    Valentine’s Day is the day when the world expects everyone to be in love and fall in love 10 times in 24 hours. While the pressure is on and many, especially the younger generation, enjoy it, others are adamant about not allowing it to affect them...

  • Single on Valentine’s Day

    Single on Valentine’s Day

    Are single people really that desperate to have a Valentine? Iggy Fenech chats to five single Maltese personalities to find out just how they feel about it. Luke Azzopardi, designer “A very dear friend once told me that I’m brilliant at whatever...

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