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  • How hygienic are public toilet seats?

    How hygienic are public toilet seats?

    We’ve all been there, you’re desperate for the loo, and frantically hunting for a toilet, only to find when you get there, that the seat is covered with “droplets” from the previous user. So what should you do – carry on regardless, or try and...

  • ‘Shy’ Maltese teacher wins European Bikini contest

    ‘Shy’ Maltese teacher wins European Bikini contest

    A Maltese teacher walked away with the European Bikini contest title in Germany over the weekend, after seeing off more than 40 competitors. Leanne Bartolo, 30, admitted she was “completely surprised” after she was announced the winner of the...

  • Blown away by the art of cigar making

    Blown away by the art of cigar making

    Joseph Dougall, a seventh generation family member of a company that makes traditional Maltese cheroot cigars, tells Simonne Pace how he took over the business at a young age, his strong connections with Africa and his passion for the art of...

  • Designs for life

    Designs for life

    Ronald Muscat Azzopardi uses his trained eye both for his architectural profession and his passion for old cars, Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club says. As an experienced and busy architect, Ronald Muscat Azzopardi is frequently asked to...

  • Not a superficial coffee table book

    Albert Ganado & Antonio Espinosa Rodriguez: An Encyclpedia Of Artists With A Malta Connection. 2018, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti The idea of reviewing an encyclopedia seems both dull and daunting, yet neither of these adjectives proved...

  • One time, at the tavern

    One time, at the tavern

    ManakisSpinola BaySt Julian’sTel: 2138 3572 Food: 6/10Service: 5/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I do so many things for the wrong reason that I’ve stopped having a reason for doing practically anything. Last time I was abroad, for...

  • Can we predict mortality from human faces?

    Can we predict mortality from human faces?

    Do ugly older people die younger? In 2012 Ian Deary and his colleagues with the University of Edinburgh tested whether older adults who looked less attractive died before their more attractive peers. The authors asked people to rate the...

  • Work and Generation Z

    Work and Generation Z

    I don’t want to sound like my grandmother even though by the end of this I’m probably going to come off a lot worse than she ever has, but seriously, what is going on with some of the younger generation when it comes to work? Quite recently, I was...

  • Sweet summer treats

    Sweet summer treats

    Watermelon and Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients2 cups cubed watermelon, divided1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered½ cup sugar For the biscuits2 cups all-purpose flour2 ½ tsp baking powder1 tsp salt1 tbsp + 2 tsp sugar1 ½ cups + 2 tbsp heavy...

  • The first Maltese inhabitants in Pachino... and a number of lies

    The first Maltese inhabitants in Pachino... and a number of lies

    The Sicilian town of Pachino was founded in 1760 by Gaetano and Vincenzo Starrabba, the ‘Principi di Giardinelli’, on what was originally malaria-infested marshland. The concession was given to the Prince of Giardinelli by King Ferdinand IV...

  • Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54

    Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54

    Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth at age 54. The model, actress and reality star and her 39-year-old husband Mattia Dessi released a statement to People magazine saying their daughter Frida was born Friday in Los Angeles. It is the fifth...

  • Merlin Publishers launch new site with special offer for readers

    Merlin Publishers launch new site with special offer for readers

    Merlin Publishers has unveiled the new merlinpublishers.com site with a celebration offer of 15 per cent off all its books for Sunday Times of Malta readers. The Merlin Publishers site presents all book lovers with a more compact view of new...

  • Eye tracking: seeing art from a different perspective

    Eye tracking: seeing art from a different perspective

    Eye tracking is a technique where a person’s eye movements, defined as the gaze, is recorded via a camera. This movement can be captured either remotely like when a person is looking at a computer-mounted camera, or else by wearing a head-mounted...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Compared with many animals, human eyes aren’t particularly adept at distinguishing colours or seeing in dim light. But human eyes can see fine details that most animals can’t, Duke University researchers say. Above is a household scene as viewed...

  • Myth debunked: You should exercise your eyes

    Myth debunked: You should exercise your eyes

    You might have heard that eye exercises are necessary and you just dread needing to exercise yet another part of your body. Don’t despair! While exercising the rest of your body is a good idea, it’s not necessary to exercise your eyes.  As we age,...

  • Burst of colour for lips, cheeks

    Burst of colour for lips, cheeks

    The ultimate addition to the Rouge Coco range, Rouge Coco Lip Blush is a new burst of colour and hydration for lips and cheeks. Its soft and silky gel formula melts onto lips and cheekbones to infuse them with a natural veil of pigments. It leaves...

  • Long, bright summer days on their way

    Long, bright summer days on their way

    This year’s summer collection by Ipanema features retro 1970s-inspired summer glamour which Ipanema beach is so famous for. For effortless chic, there is a selection of flat sandals, wedges and platforms, which are must-haves for summer. Ipanema...

  • Nude is a style

    Nude is a style

    In 2018, Les Beiges reinvents nude style that plays by its own rules. The complexion becomes sheer, revealing the texture of the skin; natural colours blush atop cheekbones and lips to bring out radiance and heighten a natural healthy glow, while...

  • UK child obesity plan targets energy drinks, junk food ads

    UK child obesity plan targets energy drinks, junk food ads

    A ban on selling energy drinks to children could be introduced under UK government proposals to halve childhood obesity by 2030. Mandatory calorie labelling on menus, an end to unhealthy products at supermarket checkouts, and a 9pm watershed on...

  • Restaurant booking service launched

    Restaurant booking service launched

    Yellow, Malta’s popular online search platform is launching TableIn, a new platform that will help dramatically change the way people book restaurants. Conceived as an end-to-end solution for restaurants to improve performance and efficiency, as...