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  • On their worst behaviour

    As much as parents do their best, constant good behaviour in children is impossible. However, there are times when ordinary naughtiness becomes something more serious. Psychologist Dr Stephanie Bartolo tells Ramona Depares what parents should do...

  • “Be there for your children”

    Love it or hate it, the cyberworld is now an indelible part of our children’s lives, be it for school research, entertainment or socialising. Yet, as the recent news stories on naked pictures and videos of individuals being shared online went to...

  • 3,600-year-old Egyptian mummy found

    Spanish archaeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister says. Mohammed Ibrahim said in a statement that the rare find in a preserved wooden sarcophagus dates back to 1600 BC, when the...

  • An office that works

    Gone are the days when an office was just a chance encounter between four chairs, a boardroom and some storage. Nowadays, an office is the best advert for a company – indeed, it is the face of a company. However, to play this role, an office has...

  • Clap along and smile

    Who needs happiness at the office? After all, it’s just work. We get our dose of happiness from friends and family rather than from colleagues whose sole intent is to get us demoted. While that might be partly true, when you consider that you...

  • Form and function

    Office furniture should not only successfully combine form and function but it should also look good. How do your products address these requirements? At Form we believe that good design is of the essence and we deal mainly in products that are at...

  • The flexi-office

    In 2012, Regus, the international flexible workplace provider, interviewed over 16,000 senior managers and business owners in 14 countries across six continents. The aim? To find out whether there was a link between productivity and flexibility at...

  • Offices in Malta’s most desirable business district

    Over the past decade, Malta’s economy has changed dramatically with new industries dominating the market. This clearly results from Malta’s ICT sector which has gained a solid reputation over the years. There has also been a substantial increase...

  • We clearly need to talk

    You work in an open-plan office, have a hot desking set-up, which means you can sit near different colleagues whenever you want to, and have a nice kitchenette where you can socialise. Moreover, you have all the communication technology that you...

  • Employee engagement, loyalty and retention

    Many successful companies attribute their success to their ability to attract the best team players on the market. However, employee engagement, productivity and retention are not a common coincidence between these companies. If you want to keep...

  • Right here, right now

    Recently The Huffington Post voted mind­fulness as one of the main trends that will shape our lives in 2014. And it is not only on a personal level that mindfulness and mindful living is taking off – even workplaces and business schools are now...

  • Get a desk job

    As a freelance writer and a full-time content specialist, my desk is sacred to me. It is the place where my magic, and sometimes a bit of tragic, happens. It’s my bubble, with plenty of clues about my personality: little gizmos I’ve brought back...

  • The cool factories

    Would you like to work in the world’s most colourful offices? Join the queue because these offices pack intelligent design, creative zones and plenty of happiness to make sure you have an eight to five smile. Lloyd’s of London, London, UK Located...

  • Maltese escape committees and the Dodecanese setback

    When Italy surrendered on September 8, 1943, the Germans surroun­ded Rome and a considerable number of patrols were set up at all major intersections of the city. At this point all Italian prisoner-of-war camps were left unguarded, and a...

  • Wartime memories of a young man from Valletta

    Francis Lauri is now 92 years old, but despite his age, he vividly remembers his youth. Born in Valletta in 1921, and the youngest of 18 siblings (eight of whom died during birth), he is proud of the city and on many a morning he grabs his walking...

  • The growth of Malta’s linguistic nationalism

    The battle of the languages – Italian, English and Maltese – was started by the Imperial government when, in 1825, a commission was appointed to investigate and to reform the laws of Malta. The violence of the Language Question was not mitigated...

  • Benito Mussolini’s rescue and the German massacre in Cephalonia

    On the night between July 24 and 25, 1943, the Italian Grand Council of Fascism approved a motion of no confidence against Il Duce Benito Mussolini. On the same day, King Victor Emmanuel III replaced him with MarshalPietro Badoglio and had him...

  • Ahead of the curve

    Fresh from signing a partnership with Malta-based agency BRND WGN, Chris Sykes, CEO and founder of the digital agency Volume, says that Malta has talent to spare. You run one of the UK’s top 10 independent digital agencies. How did you get...

  • Connecting ways

    The success of an advertising campaign depends on a healthy relationship with clients and audience, says Chris Bianco, Managing Director, JP Advertising. How has marketing changed since JP Advertising started operating? Marketing is certainly...

  • Causing disruption

    Great ideas are the source of revolutions and success in the creative economy. It is ideas that have brought about a string of upheavals that in turn have wrought great change in concepts like mass production, the media and subsequently, our...

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