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  • Together for coeliac awareness

    Together for coeliac awareness

    Coeliac awareness has once again brought hundreds of people together to share knowledge, experience and understanding on the disease. Marking its third National Coeliac Conference, PR consultancy Narrative Structures invited...

  • Hock injuries

    Hock injuries

    This week I had the pleasure of going for a walk with Uvetta, a white and orange-speckled two-year-old female English pointer. Three months ago, Uvetta was involved in a road traffic accident on Manoel Island. She had just been left off the leash...

  • Orchid fever

    Orchid fever

    Orchids represent up to 10 percent of the world’s plants and their immense diversity has reached the Maltese Islands, home to over 40 different species, of which two are endemic. Unfortunately, most of these orchids are threatened or possibly...

  • Myth Debunked: Is the tongue the strongest muscle?

    Myth Debunked: Is the tongue the strongest muscle?

    The tongue is an important organ in our body. It can bend, twist and never seems to get tired. This fact led us to believe that our tongue has some exceptional qualities. However, the reason why it never seems to be tired is due to the way it is...

  • Photo of the week

    Naked Man Orchid (Orchis italica), also known as the Hanging Man Orchid. These flowers native to the Mediterranean regions, resemble tiny little hanging naked men, complete with their dotted eyes and smiles. The Naked Man Orchid is classified as...

  • Set to go this summer

    Set to  go this summer

    With candy colours, pinstriped blouses in pale blue, flower-patterned dresses, crochet tops and stylish beachwear as watchwords for the season, Lulu is ready to offer a confident look this summer. With trendy essentials, the boutique is geared to...

  • Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta at Fort St Elmo

    The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta kicked off on May 22 at Fort St Elmo. The turnout for all events has been excellent, cementing the notion that fashion is truly turning into a thriving industry in Malta. Fifteen local designers, as well as...

  • KFC winner of trip to watch Ed Sheeran live in London

    KFC winner of trip to watch Ed Sheeran live in London

    Nicola Enriquez is the winner of all-expenses paid trip to London to watch Ed Sheeran live in concert at the O2 Arena. KFC, together with FCM Travel Solutions, ran a campaign throughout March where everyone who bought a meal from KFC stood in with...

  • Like a first jolt of espresso

    Like a first jolt of espresso

    A fresh and invigorating interpretation of the iconic Black Opium coffee signature, Black Opium Floral Shock hits like that first jolt of espresso when you wake up in the morning. A shot of sensuality. The iconic coffee and vanilla accord is now...

  • A mosaic of contrast

    A mosaic of contrast

    Armani Code Cashmere is a dense mosaic of contrast. The sillage is unfailingly illumined by glowing, ever-present orange blossom notes, accentuated by Sambac jasmine. Unforgettable, supremely sensual, it forms an accord with heliotrope and iris...

  • Support local creatives

    Support local creatives

    By the time you read this, Fashion Week will be over and I’ll hopefully be catching up on some sleep (if I’m particularly lucky). Like many things in this industry, the real work will start once the last sequins have been swept up and the last...

  • Durable, tough look

    Durable, tough look

    Ray-Ban revives an era of iconic style with one of its greatest protagonists – The General. The bold and unmistakable design was originally created in 1987 as a tribute to the pioneering spirit of General Douglas Macarthur. Today’s design is...

  • Protecting our skin from the sun

    Protecting our skin from the sun

    Summer is a time for outdoor activities, swimming and fun, so protecting skin is crucial. From premature ageing to permanent skin damage, prolonged exposure to the sun is a dangerous risk which is often taken very lightly. The BioBalance Sun...

  • Catwalk at St Elmo for fashion week's day five

    Catwalk at St Elmo for fashion week's day five

    The fifth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta ended with three brilliant collections showcased at Fort St Elmo.Suzana Peric from Serbia was the first designer of the night followed by Nathan Micallef who presented a very interesting collection...

  • Your fitness tracker may be inaccurately counting calories

    Your fitness tracker may be inaccurately counting calories

    People who wear activity trackers to count the calories they are burning are probably not getting accurate estimates, suggests a new study. Researchers who tested seven popular activity trackers found that while heart rate measurements were...

  • Red meat tied to higher risk of dying from many diseases

    Red meat tied to higher risk of dying from many diseases

    Eating more red meat is associated with an increased risk of dying from eight common diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease, as well as “all other causes” of death, according to a US study. Researchers examined data on almost...

  • Cannabis drug 'reduces seizure risk' in children with severe epilepsy

    Cannabis drug 'reduces seizure risk' in children with severe epilepsy

    A cannabis drug offers new hope to thousands with untreatable forms of epilepsy, a groundbreaking study has shown. The cannabidiol (CBD) compound reduced convulsive seizures by nearly 40 percent in teenagers and children with Dravet syndrome, a...

  • Drinking coffee may have protective effect against liver cancer

    Drinking coffee may have protective effect against liver cancer

    Increasing coffee consumption may help to stave off liver cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers have found that people who drink more coffee are less likely to develop hepatocellular cancer (HCC), the most common form of primary liver...

  • Chocolate eaters ‘may have lower risk of irregular heartbeat’

    Chocolate eaters ‘may have lower risk of irregular heartbeat’

    Study finds higher levels of chocolate intake to be associated with a lower rate of clinically apparent atrial fibrillation among men and women Eating a small amount of chocolate every week or so may decrease the risk of atrial fibrillation,...

  • Cheaper flights for Erasmus students as Ryanair announces strategic partnership

    Cheaper flights for Erasmus students as Ryanair announces strategic partnership

    Students taking part in the EU's Erasmus exchange programme are to benefit from reduced fares and free checked-in bags when flying Ryanair as part of a strategic partnership announced by the budget airline.  The Erasmus partnership will offer...

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