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  • Brother Louis Camilleri FSC – a legacy to be remembered

    Brother Louis Camilleri FSC – a legacy to be remembered

    Some think that sanctity is to close your eyes and to look like a holy icon. No! Sanctity is something greater. Indeed, it is precisely in living with love and offering one’s own Christian witness in everyday affairs that we are called to become...

  • Why an eye test is important

    Why an eye test is important

    Eyes are said to be the ‘window to the soul’ but they can also offer insight into our health. In fact, an examination by an optometrist could reveal anything, from cataract to diabetes, glaucoma and high blood pressure. Eye examinations are not...

  • A tiny but precious puppy

    A tiny but precious puppy

    This week I visited a precious puppy. The patient was a female Yorkshire terrier of only four days and weighing about 100 grams.  She was so young that she had not yet opened her eyes and not even been given a name. This tiny puppy was not...

  • A night out to remember

    A night out to remember

    Women’s Secret has done something original and old school at the same time. It hosted a group of fashion bloggers, influencers and people from the fashion industry to a pyjama party and a fun night out. A group of fashionistas met up at the...

  • Maltese-themed fragrance unveiled

    A Maltese-themed fragrance called Mare di Malta has just been launched. The perfume was conceived by two Italian entrepreneurs of Wings Group, developed in Milan by Betafarma, a top research laboratory, and locally distributed by Vivian...

  • Power duo for a lineless future

    Power duo for a lineless future

    La Prairie’s has launched its latest innovation towards a lineless future – Line Interception Power Duo. A total intervention to fight all types of wrinkles in 14 days and 14 nights, La Prairie’s new creation is a 24-hour beauty experience as an...

  • Anti-wrinkle foundation

    Anti-wrinkle foundation

    Clarins Pore Perfecting Matifying Foundation is an ultra-light, naturally-covering foundation that helps ‘blurring’ out unevenness and reduces fine lines and wrinkles while boosting the skin with hydration for a supple and flexible make-up that...

  • How to survive fashion week

    How to survive fashion week

    With fashion week just a sashay and click of the heels away, I thought I’d take a moment to share a few tips about how to survive the jungle that is Malta Fashion Week and be front row ready (even if your feet and head are killing you). ■ It’s the...

  • Supernovae: the stellar explosions in the cosmos

    Supernovae: the stellar explosions in the cosmos

    The renewed threat of an arms race has elicited a revision to the dreaded Doomsday Clock, a harbinger to nuclear and climate change disaster. The clock now stands at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight, the closest to midnight since 1953, when...

  • First injectable treatment for improving skin quality

    First injectable treatment for improving skin quality

    Allergan’s Juvederm Volite was launched during a seminar for med-aesthetic doctors at The Clubhouse, Gianpula. The event also included a live workshop. A new addition to Vivian Corporation’s well-being portfolio, Juvederm Volite is the first...

  • Myth Debunked: Why is the sky blue?

    Since ancient times, many have questioned why the sky appears blue, rather than any other colour, especially since the sun gives off light in all the different ranges of visible light. It was initially thought that the sky appears blue because of...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Stephen Brincat, a Maltese astrophotographer, captured this image of a Type 1a supernova (SN2014J) which occurred in the Cigar galaxy in 2014. At just 11 million light years away, this supernova was one of the closest to earth for the last few...

  • Women using long-acting contraception less likely to use condoms

    Women using long-acting contraception less likely to use condoms

    College women using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) may be less likely to get pregnant but more vulnerable to sexually transmitted disease compared to peers not on LARCs, a US study found. Among sexually active women, those who used...

  • A century of faith

    A century of faith

    “I came to ask you to come here on the 13th day of each month for six months at the same time, and then I will return here a seventh time.” On May 13, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared to Lucia Dos Santos, 10, and her cousins, Francisco, 9, and...

  • Pope Francis to make Fatima siblings saints

    Pope Francis to make Fatima siblings saints

    Pope Francis will make two Portuguese shepherd children saints today, crowning a belief that started with reported visions of the Madonna 100 years ago which have turned the Shrine of Fatima into one of the most famous in Christianity. Up to a...

  • Watch: First edition of The Hunt comes to successful close

    Watch: First edition of The Hunt comes to successful close

    A total of 22 cars took part in the first edition of The Hunt, a Times of Malta motoring event for treasure hunt aficionados. Participants collected their instruction sheets from the Progress Press printing facility in Mrieħel and were given three...

  • Social smoking may still be tied to heart problems

    Social smoking may still be tied to heart problems

    Social smokers who only light up on special occasions may have some of the same risks for heart disease as people with a daily cigarette habit, a US study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data on smoking habits, cholesterol levels and...

  • All set for the Red Bull Beat It finals

    All set for the Red Bull Beat It finals

    16 finalists of the Red Bull Beat It competition will be facing off tomorrow at Great Siege Square in Valletta. Last week’s Red Bull Beat It auditions saw around 50 dancers taking part in this revolutionary street-dance contest. Judges Anthea...

  • Sushi-lovers warned of rise in parasitic infections linked to eating raw fish

    Sushi-lovers warned of rise in parasitic infections linked to eating raw fish

    Sushi-lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish. Doctors said the growing popularity of sushi in the West is linked to a rise in parasitic infections. Not all sushi contains raw fish, much of it is...

  • Cracking, popping joints may foretell arthritis

    Cracking, popping joints may foretell arthritis

    Grating, cracking or popping sounds around joints may predict future arthritis, especially in the knees, according to a recent US study. Among thousands of people with no knee pain who were followed for three years, one quarter had noisy knees yet...

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