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  • Eugenio Borg: a man who led by saintly example

    Eugenio Borg: a man who led by saintly example

    In the first years of the 20th century, diocesan priest Fr George Preca had a vision to start a new form of apostolate in Malta – laymen and laywomen evangelising other people. Years later, in 1965, almost 60 years after Dun Ġorġ formed his...

  • Postal history at the Notarial Archives

    Postal history at the Notarial Archives

    Volunteers working on the preliminary stages of document preservation at the Notarial Archives in Valletta often turn up documents of particular historical or social significance. One of the documents that was brought to light recently is a...

  • Back from guide dog mobility instructor course in Australia

    Back from guide dog mobility instructor course in Australia

    Luca Taliana has returned from Melbourne, Australia, after he successfully completed a two-year course, on behalf of the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation, at Guide Dogs Victoria, qualifying as a guide dog mobility instructor and orientation and...

  • Infestation in cats by tapeworm

    Infestation in cats by tapeworm

    This week I had one of those cases that invariably makes my clients shudder in revulsion. The patient was a two-year-old male long-haired tabby called Sasha. All was seemingly fine with Sasha until that very morning when his owner spotted...

  • Gel nails and your health

    Gel nails and your health

    Nail polish originated in China around 5,000 years ago. Black and red polish was reserved for Chinese royalty. Up into the 20th century nail polish technology more or less depended on egg whites, beeswax, vegetable dyes and a lot of buffing. With...

  • Dress code for a job interview

    Dress code for a job interview

    As anyone who’s been through the wringer will tell you, going to job interviews can be stressful, verging on soul-destroying. Not only do you have to show up looking as fresh as a daisy but you are very often expected to prove that you are an apt,...

  • Fit in time

    Fit in time

    A true curse of our time appears to be the issue of time itself, and more specifically, it’s diminishing availability. Going to the gym so often gets lost amid schedules and perhaps even waistlines that just seem to burst at the seams. The goal...

  • Strong bond between the Irish and Maltese people

    Strong bond between the Irish and Maltese people

    On the occasion of Ireland’s National Day on March 17, Irish Ambassador Padraig MacCoscair talks not only about the globally popular St Patrick’s Day but also about the historic links between Ireland and Malta. Next Friday is the feast day of...

  • Myth debunked: Does knuckle cracking give you arthritis?

    Myth debunked: Does knuckle cracking give you arthritis?

    Up to half the population crack their knuckles, with men more likely to do so than women. On hearing the ‘pop’ of someone cracking their knuckles, most  will not only feel an urge to wince in annoyance, but also to tell the offender to cease for...

  • Brain flavour

    Brain flavour

    “You are what you eat!” How true is this saying? The choices we make on food affect not just our waistline and health, but also our brain, behaviour, mood and susceptibility to mental disease. Studies are showing that people who eat a healthy diet...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Our brain works by sending signals through neurones. Neurones can receive signals from thousands of other neurons. Take pyramidal neurones (green) that receives tens of thousands of messages from other neurons from all over the brain. These...

  • A homage to Cuba

    A homage to Cuba

    Cuba provides the backdrop for this year’s F&F spring/summer 2017 collection in a composition of vintage designs and detailed fabrics. There is a plethora of creations which embrace the combination of relaxation and spirit of freedom. The stories,...

  • Reaching for the stars

    Reaching for the stars

    Few watches have the power to inspire like the Omega Speedmaster. The first watch ever worn on the moon, it has become an enduring symbol of the ingenuity and skill that took us into space. On the 60th anniversary of the Speedmaster’s release, we...

  • Skin care range against blemishes

    Skin blemishes are not only a matter of fluctuating hormones during puberty. Impure skin can still come back later in our lives. Eating habits, stress, skin conditions and type of skin are contributing factors to blemished skin in adults. Skin...

  • Duo for frizz-free hair

    Duo for frizz-free hair

    John Frieda has launched the new Frizz Ease Forever Smooth collection, a duo that achieves a frizz-free look. The new Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Shampoo and Conditioner builds frizz resistance from the moment one steps in the shower and works as...

  • Global skincare brand launches tablet in Malta

    Global skincare brand  launches tablet in Malta

    Vivian Corporation and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare have launched Imedeen in Malta. Imedeen is age-defying skincare in a tablet which is said to improve skin on the face and body. Imedeen is available in 46 countries and is a reference brand within...

  • Cutting price of healthier items by 25% didn't sway consumers

    Cutting price of healthier items by 25% didn't sway consumers

    Vending machines with healthy snacks and drinks may lure more people to buy these products with signs promoting their benefits than with price cuts for more nutritious selections, a study suggests. For the study, researchers experimented with 28...

  • Marijuana and alcohol tied to lower college grades

    Marijuana and alcohol tied to lower college grades

    A new study links heavy use of alcohol and marijuana to lower grades among college students. Substance abuse has long been tied to poor achievement, worse graduation rates and difficulties finding and keeping good jobs. The current study takes a...

  • Victims of perceived weight discrimination less likely to exercise, UK study shows

    Victims of perceived weight discrimination less likely to exercise, UK study shows

    People who think they are discriminated against because of their weight are less likely to exercise than those who do not, a new study suggests. Those who felt stigmatised because of their weight had higher odds of being inactive, according to the...

  • Facebook in hot water over sexualised photos of children

    Facebook in hot water over sexualised photos of children

    Facebook has come under fire for allegedly failing to remove sexualised pictures of children from its website. Damian Collins, chairman of the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee, expressed "grave doubts" at the social media giant's ability to...