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  • LIFESTYLE

    Diabetes and the low-carb debate

    Life, Published on 20/09/2016

    » A few years ago, Dr Richard Kahn, the now-retired chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, was tasked with organising a committee to prescribe a diet plan for people with diabetes. He began by looking at the evidence for different diets, asking which, if any, best controlled diabetes.

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    Spot of opportunity

    Business, Yuthana Praiwan, Published on 19/09/2016

    » Sumalee Sansirikul, 52, was in a lucrative position at a construction crane company until early this year, when she came to the realisation that she was bored and stressed.

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    Modern-day cure-all

    Muse, Published on 25/10/2014

    » Phasinee Yanotai's great-grandfather was a Thai traditional medicine doctor, concocting herbal drugs for the sick. Living over a century apart, the two never met. But that isn't stopping Phasinee from reviving his practice, which saved a number of lives during its time.

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    Finland's world-beating education systemoffers lessons for Thailand

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 28/10/2014

    » Besides Marimekko, Nokia, Moomin, saunas and summers without darkness, Finland is also known for its excellence in education. In 1968, the northern European country went through a major educational reform. In the following decades, Finnish students consistently achieved the highest, or near highest, average results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

  • LIFESTYLE

    The fruits of collaboration

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 11/09/2014

    » Thailand's three southernmost provinces, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, are often regarded in a negative light thanks to ongoing unrest. But they are home to many great cultures, travel destinations and high-quality agricultural products.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Going toe-to-toe with a comedy heavyweight

    Life, Published on 12/09/2014

    » When The Comedy Club Bangkok, the city's first dedicated comedy venue, opens its doors tonight, Los Angeles Comedy Award-winner Luke Ashlocke will take the stage to deliver some high-octane laughs.

  • LIFESTYLE

    High hopes

    Life, Published on 11/06/2018

    » Soon a plot of cannabis will be planted in a government field -- for research, of course, and perhaps a long overdue one.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Reaching for new heights

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 18/04/2017

    » Tallness is a physical attribute prized by many Thai parents, so much so that many have fallen prey to false claims on the internet of miracle devices or treatments to help their child grow beyond their expectations.

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    The run of her life

    Life, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 08/03/2017

    » When Phitchanan Mahachot ran her first full marathon two years ago, she was a rookie not even aware of the energy gel many long-distance athletes consume.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Surviving after retirement

    Asia focus, Published on 11/07/2016

    » It was not too long ago that Asia was known for having one of the youngest populations in the world. But today many countries in the region are dealing with rapidly ageing societies, with huge economic and social implications.

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