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    Will chao din take a powder?

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 08/04/2015

    » Payong Huangmitr makes a living selling din sor pong — the natural white powder Thai people put on their faces and mix with water during Songkran. During next week's festival, where revellers' faces everywhere in the country will be painted with the powder, she expects to rake it in.

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    Parsing the fat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 25/09/2018

    » The idea of shedding kilos in this weight-obsessed society has gone beyond paying pricey gym membership fees and hiring a personal trainer to build the perfect body. A number of women who feel they're overweight shift from one diet to the next in hope of possessing a figure that is as close as possible to the standards of the fashion and beauty industries.

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    The silent assassin

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 11/06/2019

    » The downpour that began late last month declares that Thailand has officially entered the rainy season. But it also serves as a warning sign to stay vigilant for dengue fever.

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    The Indian influence

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The entire country has finally witnessed the majestic splendour of King Rama X's coronation, which abounds in exquisite art and crafts that have been passed on for more than a century. Since the establishment of the Chakri Dynasty by King Rama I in 1782, the Kingdom has seen 11 coronations held for eight kings. King Rama X's ceremony is the 12th in the Rattanakosin era.

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    History preserved

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Before the reign of King Rama VII of the Chakri Dynasty, royal coronation ceremonies had never been filmed. As of now, the footage from the ceremonies of King Rama VII and the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej are the only two existing coronation motion pictures available in Thailand.

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    Watch what you eat

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 05/03/2019

    » The highly toxic weedkiller paraquat is known to be associated with serious diseases and has already been banned in 53 countries over health concerns. Thailand is not among those countries.

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    The perils of overconsumption

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 04/12/2018

    » Three years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted its daily recommendation of sodium intake and suggested adults not consume more than 2,300mg per day. But an average Thai takes 4,350mg of sodium on a daily basis -- almost twice the WHO's healthy threshold.

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    The panic over plastic

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 16/07/2018

    » After the pilot whale was found dead last month with 80 plastic bags clogging its stomach, data has been circulated everywhere confirming plastic takes years to decompose.

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    The time to combat plastic is now

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » It comes as no surprise that Thailand is among five Asian countries -- together with China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines -- that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy Report. The people of Thailand use over 70 billion plastic bags a year.

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    Snack attack

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 12/12/2017

    » An average schoolchild requires 1,600 to 1,850kcal of energy per day. Let's say he eats three grilled pork skewers and a doughnut for breakfast, a pad Thai and a piece of chocolate cake for lunch before wrapping up his day with fried rice and a piece of Hawaiian pizza. All this is almost 2,400kcal. If this boy is a couch potato, he could soon turn himself into one fat kid.

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