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    Give the gift of jasmine

    Life, Noko, Published on 08/08/2014

    » Symbolising a mother's unconditional love, jasmine will bloom in many forms — on little brooches and garlands, and as adornments on gifts — on Mother's Day this Tuesday.

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    The beholder of the eye

    Life, Published on 24/07/2018

    » The overuse of tiny screens is known to potentially cause big vision problems. The eyes can get exhausted after looking at smartphones, tablets or computers for too long. The exposure to blue light may hurt your eyesight and cause blurry vision or even long-term nearsightedness.

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    Food trends that need to die

    Brunch, Published on 30/03/2014

    » Like everything else wrong with the world today, these frustrating food trends are social media’s fault. Thanks to Line, Facebook and Instagram, every meal we eat has to be documented, tagged and uploaded to the collective cloud of unconsciousness.

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    Worth its salt?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/03/2014

    » Tap water in many parts of Bangkok, even after being filtered, has never before tasted so salty and unpalatable — so much so that many households have opted to purchase bottled drinking water.

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    House of the rising sun

    Life, Published on 28/10/2013

    » The Bangkok International Gift Fair 2013 and Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2013 (BIG+BIH) at Bitec Bangkok ended successfully last week. The five-day expo saw more than 500 companies showcasing their latest design products and innovations.

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    Documenting disaster

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 30/10/2013

    » Like other environmental calamities, the 54,000-litre oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand from PTT Global Chemical's pipeline on the morning of July 27 will soon become a distant memory. Collective anger towards PTT has started to subside thanks to a well-oiled PR machine and orchestrated efforts by Thai authorities to play down the environmental impact.

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    Root of all goodness

    Life, Sukhumaporn Laiyok, Published on 11/06/2013

    » At first sight, it's tubular in shape and similar to a small potato. A closer look reveals the knobby skin of ginger or galangal root. When having a bite, there is a light, sweet flavour to it. On chewing it is slightly crunchy, reminiscent of water chestnuts and yam beans (mun kaew). When cooked it can be not only tasty but healthy as well.

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    Too much of a good thing?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/07/2013

    » There are always doubts and ambiguity around bottled mineral water. While some say drinking it every day is a boon, others warn there are some health risks in the nutrient-rich liquid.

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    Water world

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 12/04/2013

    » The Northeast is parched and farmers are bearing the brunt of water scarcity at the height of summer.

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    Get going with guava's natural goodness

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 13/01/2013

    » Guava is one of the best gifts presented by nature, according to a Korean company producing health and beauty products. I couldn't agree more. The US Department of Agriculture's handbook No8, which details the composition of foods, says the fruit is rich in vitamins A and B, calcium and iron, and contains five times more vitamin C than oranges, five times more fibre than apples, and more potassium than bananas. But there is one other reason why I think every backyard should have a guava tree: It is medicinal.

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