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  • A toast to darling-grape Chardonnay

    A toast to darling-grape Chardonnay

    If there’s one grape variety that deserves to be celebrated, it’s got to be Chardonnay. Not only is it the ingredient of white burgundy and an important part of the blend of most champagnes, Chardonnay is responsible for a disproportionate amount...

  • Do blood tests before starting gluten-free diet, say experts

    Do blood tests before starting gluten-free diet, say experts

    Gastroenterologists worry about physicians who prescribe gluten-free diets without first testing their patients for coeliac disease. This was pointed out by Knut Lundin, professor of medicine at Oslo University’s Faculty of Medicine and a leading...

  • Babies and pets: a guide for new parents

    Babies and pets: a guide for new parents

    It goes without saying that having a baby is a life changing event. Thankfully, there is a wealth of information about how best to raise this new tiny human and get through the early days in one – albeit sleep deprived – piece. However, there is...

  • Gut feelings might be much more reliable than you thought

    Gut feelings might be much more reliable than you thought

    Imagine the director of a big company announcing an important decision and justifying it with it being based on a gut feeling. This would be met with disbelief – surely important decisions have to be thought over carefully, deliberately and...

  • Wheels of time

    Wheels of time

    The old saying goes that history was written on the back of a horse. Jessica Arena leafs through David Arrigo’s new book which highlights the moments when history was instead made behind the wheel of a car. At the Grand Master’s Palace in...

  • Size does matter after all

    Size does matter after all

    Women go weak at the knees for men with long legs, a study has found. But lanky fellows, take note: they must not be too long, just a little longer than average. Looking like a giraffe is no advantage at all. Arm length has no effect on male...

  • British court could change the way in which divorces are awarded

    British court could change the way in which divorces are awarded

    A woman who wants to divorce her husband of 40 years is preparing for a Supreme Court fight which her lawyers say could have implications for people in unhappy marriages. Tini Owens' lawyers say she should not have to prove that the behaviour of...

  • Checking your mobile phone at night could lead to depression

    Checking your mobile phone at night could lead to depression

    Disruption to the body clock increases the risk of mood disorders and depression, a large study has confirmed. Scientists at the University of Glasgow looked at the circadian rhythms - which control functions including sleep patterns, body...

  • Meghan Markle's father overshadows wedding to Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle's father overshadows wedding to Prince Harry

    Meghan Markle's father overshadowed his daughter's wedding to Prince Harry by sowing confusion about whether he would walk her down the aisle or snub the British royal family by pulling out of the intricately planned celebration at the last...

  • Blood donor who saved millions gives his last pint

    Blood donor who saved millions gives his last pint

    James Harrison, nicknamed 'the man with the golden arm,' has made his last blood donation after donating blood 1,173 times and saving the lives of over 2.4 million babies over several decades.  The 81-year-old Australian James Harrison has a rare...

  • Across the world in search of home

    Across the world in search of home

    Antoinette Sinnas brings out the beauty of giving an orphan a ray of hope, an abundance of love and a sense of belonging. Fiona and Dave Anastasi have just adopted Nina from India and given new life to a child who would have otherwise probably...

  • Why a bricklayer is more likely to die before a banker

    Why a bricklayer is more likely to die before a banker

    Men who have physically active occupations are 18 per cent more likely to die prematurely, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The results of this study may surprise many people, given that the health...

  • Lifestyle changes may increase chances of pregnancy

    Lifestyle changes may increase chances of pregnancy

    Following a study linking infertility to dietary habits, gynaecologist Mark Formosa tells Simonne Pace that work still needs to be done on lifestyle education to guide women wishing to have children. A study published in the journal Human...

  • I kid you not

    I kid you not

    Ta’ Philip29, St Anthony Street,GħajnsielemTel” 2156 1965 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I was in Gozo over the weekend, a trip I that I enjoy during the cooler months and despise during the summer. It could easily...

  • All-inclusive concept for a plain-sailing cruise

    All-inclusive concept for a plain-sailing cruise

    Orange Travel Group has launched special pre-sale prices which include the ultra all-inclusive concept that covers just about everything – all meals, drinks, tipping, five excursions, spa and onboard entertainment on TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff fleet...

  • Cigarettes kill and it’s not just people

    Cigarettes kill and it’s not just people

    Smoking kills seven million people a year globally and it scars the planet through deforestation, pollution and littering. Details of the environmental cost of tobacco are revealed in a study on the global tobacco epidemic released in 2017 by the...

  • St John Baptist De La Salle in Maltese art

    St John Baptist De La Salle in Maltese art

    John Baptist De La Salle (April 30, 1651-April 7, 1719), a French priest and education reformer, dedicated much of his life to the education of poor children in France. In doing so, he started many lasting educational practices. He inspired others...

  • Leandro Preziosi: a portrait of Emily Idonea Le Marchant?

    Leandro Preziosi: a portrait of Emily Idonea Le Marchant?

    A previous article (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 22, 2017) featured Leandro Preziosi’s photographs of Governor Le Marchant and his two youngest daughters. In that case there was conclusive evidence that the daughters featured were Blanche...

  • Malta Fashion Week experiences

    Malta Fashion Week experiences

    With my favourite time of the local fashion year fast approaching, I thought it would be interesting to ask two of our native design stars about their own Malta Fashion Week experiences and what we can expect from their very different shows. Their...

  • New partners after separation: how and what children feel

    New partners after separation: how and what children feel

    When a separation is acrimonious and/or emotions are running high, the introduction of a new partner is a common source of conflict. A parenting arrangement that has been working well may fall off the rails if one parent insists that the new...