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    The new black gold

    Guru, Nianne-Lynn Hendricks, Published on 24/08/2018

    » Canadian Blake Dinkin is the creator and owner of the world's rarest and most expensive coffee, refined naturally by elephants — Black Ivory Coffee. Partnering with Ban Taklang in Surin and the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation, Dinkin produces "elephant dung coffee". However, production of Black Ivory Coffee provides valuable income for elephant care-giving families, as well as students who are taught how to wash and dry the coffee. The mission of Black Ivory Coffee is to take a negative situation, namely human-elephant conflict and turn it into a positive one by creating a luxury product that helps not hurts elephants, as Dinkin tells Guru.

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    From salt to solar

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 14/09/2016

    » If this year's severe drought returns next dry season, Uncle Wai Rodtayoy and other salt farmers in tambon Koek Kharm of Samut Sakhon, known as the country's largest sea-salt-farming area, will see mounting debts.

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    Are dietary supplements safe?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/07/2016

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, was on the public radar last year after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged farmers to grow them instead of rice to cope with drought. The herb recently made newspaper headline again when a 21-year-old woman in the southern province of Trang was found dead earlier this month after taking four capsules of ma mui supplements -- samples she received after becoming a member of a direct-sale business selling the supplement product.

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    The magic of ma mui

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 21/07/2015

    » The Thai tropical plant ma mui, or Mucuna pruriens, has suddenly come under the public spotlight radar after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier this month advised farmers to grow the herb instead of rice, especially during times of drought.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 09/12/2017

    » 1. After a dozen years as one of Thailand's premier shopping centres, Siam Paragon is celebrating its latest anniversary with their extensive "Siam The Great Celebration" campaign. It's made up of multiple smaller events set to be held until Jan 15 next year. Examples of the events featured include a pop-up installation from Miu Miu fashion brand, an exhibition of French jewellery brand Cartier's special Cartier Red Box and a Harry Potter-themed "Christmas In The Wizarding World" retail experience. There will also be various special promotions and discounts for shoppers throughout the campaign's duration.

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    Knowledge of a king

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/10/2017

    » Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched Wicha Kao Na (Nine Subjects Of Knowledge), a book inspired by the wisdom of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

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    A year of tears

    Life, Published on 13/10/2017

    » One year ago today, Thailand lost a great king, the moral and spiritual centre of the entire nation. Upon hearing the news, people sobbed on the bus, wept on the train, cried in the office. It's one of those rare moments in life that affected all of us in such a way that we remember exactly where we were and how we felt when the reality of what happened set in. One year on, we ask dozens of people from all walks of life about how they remember that fateful day.

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    Here comes the judge

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 07/04/2017

    » Ours isn't a very bad world, nor is it a very good one. We are born selfish, which isn't wrong in itself. What's mine is mine, what's yours is yours is only fair. However, what's mine is mine, what's yours is mine isn't. How do we protect ourselves when he proceeds to take what is ours?

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    In memorandum

    Muse, Published on 13/05/2017

    » Little Forest 2 -- Check Dam Building, Honouring Beloved King Project

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    Banana split

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/08/2016

    » High on the list of fruits Thais cannot live without is kluai namwa, or cultivated banana, a tropical strand only grown in South and Southeast Asia. The cultivated banana has long been an affordable, ubiquitous food staple for Thais, the same way apples are for Westerners.

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