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  • Watch: This teen's actions prove it pays to be kind

    Watch: This teen's actions prove it pays to be kind

    “I only did what I had to do. I did nothing special.” Those were the words of 13-year-old Leah Cocks who has just received the John XXIII Award for Kindness. Leah came to the rescue of 14-year-old Kelly Grech without any prompting. The two girls...

  • More than 60 acts lined up for Sunscape festival

    More than 60 acts lined up for Sunscape festival

    German superstars Tube & Berger will headline this year’s Sunscape Festiva lalongside UK reggae & jungle legend General Levy, UK based Psy Dub sensation OTT and dub, dubstep pioneer Radikal Guru, Cygna, and Urban Warfare Crew. The Ramla Bay-based...

  • The genetic secret that protects isolated Greeks from heart disease

    The genetic secret that protects isolated Greeks from heart disease

    A group of villagers living in a remote part of northern Crete have a genetic variant that protects them from cardiovascular disease despite eating foods high in animal fat, researchers have discovered.People from Mylopotamos live long and healthy...

  • The seven ideal cardiovascular health goals associated with longer life

    The seven ideal cardiovascular health goals associated with longer life

    Meeting some or all of the American Heart Association’s seven ideal cardiovascular health goals is associated with longer life and fewer heart attacks and strokes, no matter your age. In fact, in a group of elderly patients, “the benefit of an...

  • The Malta Home Guard

    The Malta Home Guard

    The need for a Volunteer Territorial Force or a Reserve Defence Force in Malta was being considered as early as the Abyssinian Crisis of 1935, when Fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia, and in 1936 when Italy sided with General Franco during the Spanish...

  • Fighting back through fitness

    Fighting back through fitness

    It’s a stereotypical scene we’ve probably all seen in a movie or TV series at some point or other. Son gets bullied at school, dad finds out, son and dad meet in the garage to practise some basic boxing techniques. “This is the jab, this is the...

  • ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

    ‘Be your own kind of beautiful’

    Since opening its doors in 2016, Riaz has welcomed dozens of women looking for everything, from smart and casual outfits to evening wear at affordable prices. Situated in Mosta, opposite the Mosta dome, Riaz and its staff take pride in making...

  • MAC Cosmetics opens in Valletta

    MAC Cosmetics opens in Valletta

    MAC Cosmetics has launched its new flagship store in Zachary Street, Valletta. The opening of the store marks a significant step for United Department Stores Ltd, a subsidiary of United Group Ltd, as the outlet is now the biggest in Malta for the...

  • Things I learned from Milan’s menswear fashion week

    Things I learned from Milan’s menswear fashion week

    One of the definitive moments of every fashion journalist’s life is the first time they attend one of the Greats’ (Milan, Paris, London, New York) fashion weeks. My past week was pretty much a dream come true: not only did I get to see first hand...

  • Pet rabbits

    Pet rabbits

    This week I was inundated with phone calls from concerned pet rabbit owners. One of the calls came from Cupcake’s owner. Cupcake is a five-year-old female lop rabbit. I usually see Cupcake on a monthly basis when her incisors need...

  • Auras of Mediterranean beauty

    Auras of Mediterranean beauty

    Sixteen years after the launch of Light Blue, master perfumer Olivier Cresp writes a new chapter of the Light Blue saga with Light Blue Eau Intense pour Femme. The fragrance opens with a sharp, addictive duo of scents: luminous lemon and crisp...

  • L-Imnarja agricultural event

    L-Imnarja agricultural event

    The biggest agricultural event of the year – L-Imnarja – will be held at Buskett Gardens on Wednesday and Thursday. Thousands of farmers and agricultural stakeholders would be impatiently waiting for this calendar show, which has evolved into a...

  • Masculine freshness

    Masculine freshness

    First launched in 2007, Light Blue pour Homme offers a magnetic, masculine alter ego to Dolce & Gabbana’s iconic feminine perfume. Master perfumer Alberto Morillas continues to tell the story with Light Blue Eau Intense pour Homme, with its...

  • ‘Crashing’ into Saturn: Cassini’s mission and its grand finale

    ‘Crashing’ into Saturn: Cassini’s mission and its grand finale

    Just under 20 years ago, the magnificent result of 17 countries’ expertise, collaboration and tireless effort took to the skies from Cape Canaveral, USA, in one of the most ambitious endeavours of space exploration. After approximately seven years...

  • Is Mercury the hottest planet?

    Is Mercury the hottest planet?

    Being closest to the sun, the planet Mercury was initially also thought to be the hottest planet in our solar system, receiving more energy from the sun than any other body in the solar system. However, it has since been confirmed that the planet...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Maltese astrophotographer Alexei Pace captured the rather rare event of the International Space Station crossing the moon’s surface, as seen from Rabat. The image is a composite made from several video frames captured in just two seconds.

  • High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis

    High hopes ride on marijuana painkillers amid opioid crisis

    A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the US health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this...

  • Simon Mamo Real Estate lands in Sliema

    Simon Mamo Real Estate lands in Sliema

    One of Malta's fastest-growing real estate companies has relocated its headquarters to new offices in the heart of Sliema.  Simon Mamo Real Estate will now operate out of their Tower Road offices, with the new premises joining its seven offices...

  • Thousands hit the mat for International Yoga Day

    Thousands hit the mat for International Yoga Day

    From the deck of an aircraft carrier to the sub-zero temperatures of a Himalayan military outpost, tens of thousands of Indians joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to celebrate the third International Yoga Day. Rains failed to dampen the...

  • Aspirin use risks for elderly

    Aspirin use risks for elderly

    Taking a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent blood clots can be disabling or even lethal for people aged 75 and over with a history of heart attacks or strokes, findings released last week from a major UK study show. The study followed 3,166...

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