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  • Fish oil supplements ‘do not slow mental decline’

    Fish oil supplements taken by millions to protect their brains from the ravages of age do nothing to slow natural mental decline, research suggests. Scientists who monitored the progress of 4,000 study participants over five years found no...

  • German workers lead EU with eight weeks of leave, holidays

    German workers lead EU with eight weeks of leave, holidays

    German workers top the EU in time off with an average of 30 days of paid leave plus 10 days of public holidays per year, the Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) institute said. In a study for the Bavarian employers association, IW found that...

  • Women managers in the UK ‘work for free’ for nearly two hours a day

    Women managers in the UK ‘work for free’ for nearly two hours a day

    Britain’s female managers work for free for nearly two hours every day, according to a survey. When the pay of women managers is compared to that of male counterparts, women are shown to earn 22 per cent less – meaning they effectively go unpaid...

  • Having happy friends ‘helps fight depression’

    Having happy friends ‘helps fight depression’

    Happiness and contentment are catching, but depression is not, research has shown. Scientists studied the way mood was transmitted through a population of more than 2,000 US high school students using methods normally employed to track infectious...

  • Why you’ve got Friday (and Monday) on your mind

    Why you’ve got Friday (and Monday) on your mind

    Forgetting what day of the week it is may be the result of associating Monday with misery and Friday with fun, say psychologists. The two ends of the working week both have strong identities, pushing ‘non-descript’ Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

  • Actress launches brand’s new arrivals in a theatre

    Actress launches brand’s new arrivals in a theatre

    For the upcoming autumn/winter season, Parfois has decided to invest in a campaign that reveals a more intimate perspective of the brand. Using the Theatre of Bolhão in Portugal as a backdrop, it invited French actress Norah Lehembre to take the...

  • Cortefiel, Women’s Secret at Bay Street

    Cortefiel, Women’s Secret at Bay Street

    Level 2 at Bay Street is currently undergoing major refurbishment works. Inspired by a vortex, the designers have enhanced the classic shop façade idea to recreate an elegant European square with classic boutique shop fronts. The entrance to the...

  • Azzedine Alaïa scent to be launched soon

    Azzedine Alaïa scent to be launched soon

    Couturier Azzedine Alaïa, who has dressed the likes of Grace Kelly, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, Madonna and Michelle Obama, will be releasing his first fragrance later this year. “Creating a perfume is to confide in a woman, to steal...

  • Fashion expression for the modern man

    Fashion expression for the modern man

    Balmain Homme, the new fragrance for men, is a fashion expression of a modern man, energetic and creative cosmopolitan who combines classic with innovative pieces. The fragrance will be sensual, elegant and addictive. Balmain Homme is an oriental-...

  • Plastic surgeon leads training in Malta

    Plastic surgeon leads training in Malta

    Global dermatology company Galderma launched its latest hyaluronic acid-based filler range called Emervel in Malta. Galderma said it strives to innovate by offering physicians more options and patients superior and safer results. With Restylane,...

  • Preservation of St John’s Co-Cathedral

    Preservation of St John’s Co-Cathedral

    There is no better way to celebrate the heritage of the Order of St John than with the refurbishment and extension of the museum at St John’s Co-Cathedral. The Knights of St John were the driving force behind the making of Malta’s modern history.

  • Group launches new silver jewellery brand

    Group launches new silver jewellery brand

    Sterling Group has added My iMenso, a brand specialising in top-notch silver jewellery, to its portfolio. The ability to create jewels according to a woman’s mood is one of the most innovative aspect of the new brand, the company said. It’s all...

  • ‘Let food be your medicine’

    ‘Let food be your medicine’

    Last week we looked at the complexities of feeling tired, in particular the way our bodies are affected by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Today, we will look at how we can try to combat this tiredness by making small changes to our lifestyles. As...

  • Caterina Scappi and her revolutionary hospital for women who were incurable

    Caterina Scappi and her revolutionary hospital for women who were incurable

    When the old church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Valletta started being pulled down in 1958, many were the antique, artistic and historical objects in the old building that had to be sacrificed, and their destruction remains a major blow to...

  • Young designer creates one-off pieces in bid to push local artisanal couture

    Young designer creates one-off pieces in bid to push local artisanal couture

    If You Ask Me, I’m Yours narrates a personal story. Shot in various scenic locations around Gozo, the fashion film introduces designer Luke Azzopardi’s upcoming trans-seasonal artisan collection. While presenting the collection as a work in...

  • Champion approach to exercise

    Champion approach to exercise

    Perhaps the coolest birthday gift I ever received was a gym membership on my 16th birthday. Prior to that, I was an avid parti-cipant in track athletics, the sprints in particular. My first forages into any sort of gym environment took place in...

  • In memory of one of our greatest prime ministers

    In memory of one of our greatest prime ministers

    Lord Gerald Strickland, who served as prime minister of Malta between 1927 and 1932, died 75 years ago today. He made a great contribution to the development of Malta and was a pioneer in the area of social legislation. It is no exaggeration to...

  • Heart attack patients ‘at risk by not following lifestyle advice’

    Heart attack patients ‘at risk by not following lifestyle advice’

    Many heart attack patients are not taking the correct steps to look after their heart health and prevent another attack from happening, experts have warned. Cardiologists said they see a noticeable gap between what lifestyle changes patients need...

  • Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

    Birth control pills may offer lasting endometrial cancer protection

    Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers analysed 36 studies including more than 140,000 women from around the...

  • Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    Five surprising ways you can be fined while driving abroad

    You could be facing a fine of up to €1,500 if you do not learn the rules of the road in the country you are visiting. From turning your lights off during the day to unnecessary use of your car horn, these offences are not as obvious as you might...

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