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  • The evolution of love

    The evolution of love

    Falling in love is undeniably one of the best feelings in the world. The majority of people who seek psychotherapy are either looking for love, too afraid of it or recovering from its loss. Psychologist Cher Laurenti Engerer explains what happens...

  • Coupling in the digital age

    Coupling in the digital age

    From knowing each other’s passwords to over-sharing on social media, dating in the digital age can be a bit of a minefield. Jo Caruana discovers how best to navigate the wired waters. The last time I shared updates of a new boyfriend with friends...

  • Buying designer items online

    Buying designer items online

    I am often messaged and asked about where one can buy authentic designer bags by renowned designers online since we can’t get them locally. Below is a list and a few tips on how to get the best bang for your buck: Sites like Vestiaire Collective,...

  • Learning in the digital age

    Learning in the digital age

    Is digital technology encroaching too closely on our lives, or could it be the answer to reducing the number of early school leavers (ESLs) in Malta? One in five students in Malta are ESLs. Many feel demotivated, unengaged, and bored with education.

  • Myth Debunked: Should we give up sugar for Lent?

    Debating what to give up for Lent? Should sugar be on your list? It’s been related to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cognitive decline and cancer. We’re told it’s as addictive as heroin. Interest in all things sugar-free has boomed in the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The hyalinobatrachium colymbiphyllum, or bare-hearted glass frog, is found in Central and South America. Its underside has no pigment, so we can see straight through to its organs.

  • Workwear reimagined

    Workwear reimagined

    The spring/summer 2018 Karen Millen collection sees workwear re-imagined to embrace powerful femininity with contemporary silhouettes and considered fabrications. Tailoring is done the 2018 way, shirts are reinvented – tied, wrapped, draped,...

  • Serum for rejuvenating skin

    La Prairie has introduced Platinum Rare Cellular Night Elixir, a serum that transcends every preconceived notion of youthful skin. Inspired by Clinique La Prairie founder Paul Niehans and his groundbreaking work in the area of rejuvenation through...

  • Glad To Meet You: North Korea's pop orchestra warms hearts in the South

    Glad To Meet You: North Korea's pop orchestra warms hearts in the South

    When North Korea’s Samjiyon Band took to the stage on the first night of the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the 800-strong audience may have expected the orchestra to perform a repertoire designed to extol the virtues of life in the People’s...

  • Pink in love

    Pink in love

    The February issue of Pink, out with tomorrow’s The Sunday Times of Malta just before Valentine’s Day, features weddings that have broken the rules and been anything but traditional; websites designed to make their preparation a piece of cake; and...

  • Lab safety breaches exposes scientists to diseases

    Lab safety breaches exposes scientists to diseases

    Safety breaches at UK laboratories have spread infections to scientists and exposed others to potentially deadly diseases, it has been reported. The Health and Safety Executive launched investigations into more than 40 incidents at specialist labs...

  • Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

    Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab

    Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice. Publishing their result in the...

  • Diet linked to spread of breast cancer

    Diet linked to spread of breast cancer

    A protein building block found in many foods plays a key role in the spread of deadly breast cancer, research has shown. Foods rich in the amino acid asparagine include dairy products, beef, poultry, eggs, fish, asparagus, beans, nuts, seeds, soy...

  • Urgent need for O positive blood supplies

    Urgent need for O positive blood supplies

    Blood supplies of the O positive type have dwindled, the National Blood Transfusion Centre said on Friday. The warning came just a day after the centre said supplies are not coping with the number of ill people. The centre said there was an...

  • Time to avoid labels like 'addict' and 'junkie'

    Time to avoid labels like 'addict' and 'junkie'

    Terms such as “drug user”, “addict” or the blatantly pejorative “junkie”, “dope head” or “stoner”, are loaded with moral bias. They suggest that people who consume psychoactive substances are mentally weak and dangerous – when in fact chemically...

  • Urgent appeal for blood supplies

    Urgent appeal for blood supplies

    Blood supplies are not coping with the number of ill people, the National Blood Transfusion Centre said on Thursday. The centre said there was an "urgent" need for blood of all types amid insufficient donors to keep up with the demand. "Whoever...

  • What did Jesus wear?

    What did Jesus wear?

    Livioandronico2013 / Wikimedia Commons , CC BY-SA   Over the past few decades, the question of what Jesus looked like has cropped up again and again. Much has been made of a digital reconstruction of a Judaean man created for a BBC documentary,...

  • Low alcohol drinks might boost alcohol consumption

    Low alcohol drinks might boost alcohol consumption

    Lower strength wine and beer could lead to increased alcohol consumption because supermarkets and producers are advertising them as an alternative to soft drinks, according to a study. The increasing availability of lower strength products, which...

  • An extreme form of violence against women

    Due to the phenomenon of migration, Europe – including Malta – is experiencing an influx of victims of female genital mutilation, points out Renee Laiviera Over 200 million girls and women today have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM)...

  • Maltese actress shares her battle with depression

    Maltese actress shares her battle with depression

    Actress Steffi Thake talks about her battle with depression.  What made you decide to leave Malta and move to the UK? I had been wanting to move away to pursue an acting career abroad for a while. In reality though, the decision to move was a...