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    The fine line between jokes and abuse

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 22/08/2014

    » Thai teen series <i>Hormones</i> became known last season for showing the provocative, daring and unexpected. It is a show with guts that breaks the conservative tradition of most Thai TV shows. Now in its second season, barriers have once again been broken in almost every episode. Nothing remains fresher in my memory, however, than the fourth episode of the season, titled after the female lead characters of <i>Dao and Koi</i>.

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    Cracking down on crackdowns

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 22/08/2014

    » If you've picked up the newspaper (or smartphone, tablet, or whatever fancy gadget you kids are using these days) over the past few weeks, you may have noticed a surge in different versions of the same story.

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    Guru Asks

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 22/08/2014

    » What new law is Thailand's Department of Disease Control planning to propose?

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    The sin of giving

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 28/07/2014

    » Anyone who grew up in Thailand will be familiar with this urban myth:

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    Facebook police

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 26/06/2014

    » Haven’t we all used Facebook to complain about something we see as wrong at some stage? There are some Facebook pages created and dedicated to raising awareness on improper behaviour in public places that you may not be aware of. Check them out in case you want to share your frustration, see what not to do so you won’t end up on one of these pages, or at least get a laugh out of them.

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    Mindful about the importance of being green

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 28/06/2014

    » The lush vegetation spread around Somdet Chaopraya Hospital seems to belie the image of a stark, state-run institution in a country that has always had poor psychiatric facilities.

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    In the hot seat

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Forty-seven-year-old Bee’s chronic insomnia has somewhat subsided since the coup d’état in May, which brought to an end political unrest and much-awaited peace in the Kingdom.

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    A traditional legacy

    Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Seventy-three years is close to the average lifespan for men in many parts of the world. But for Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital in Prachin Buri, which marks its 73rd anniversary this year, this is just a drop in the bucket, the tranche of time it has taken for the first step in what may be a lengthy journey: its mission to revive traditional Thai herbal medicine in a society which has long cast off what were considered outmoded ways in favour of the Western approach to healthcare.

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    Let There Be (En) Light (enment)

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 15/07/2014

    » Some of you may be feeling like you have to give up your weekend bar-hopping since today is Asarnha Bucha Day and tomorrow is Buddhist Lent Day (never thought these holy days would appear on our sin-filled pages, did you?). Instead of giving you tips for being ordained into monkhood or what kind of animal to release to gain the most merit, we want to help you nurture your spirituality with our selection of peace-loving havens that can be found right here in Bangkok. We also have other cool ways to make merit without having to get up super early to give alms to Buddhist monks. May the inner peace be with you.

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    Change-makers

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 25/04/2014

    » Recently the BTS launched a campaign to encourage Thais to start using escalators properly. Y’know, walk on the left side or stay on the right if you want to stand still. While we’re at it, we think they should discourage people from hugging the centre poles between their buttocks unless they’re strippers (go to fb.com/ohmysat to see what we’re talking about).

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