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    Killing salmonella

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 16/02/2016

    » The Department of Health in Australia issued a recall for prepackaged salad greens produced by the Victorian-based Tripod Farmers company earlier this month after an unusually large number of cases of salmonella, a bacteria that causes food poisoning, were reported in the state.

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    Inventors with a revved up edge

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 10/02/2016

    » What image comes to mind when you think of a car race? Perhaps fast and furious steeds or gasoline guzzling engines steered by daredevil drivers?

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    The tree of life

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 08/11/2015

    » I received an invitation to a symposium recently. Well, I thought that was what it was, for the invitation and the programme were in Vietnamese and there were only three words that I understood: Hanoi and Morinda citrifolia.

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    The hi-soda spa

    Life, Published on 21/07/2015

    » Guzzling sparkling water may give you burps but this can be avoided by sipping it slowly instead.

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    The true economies of travel

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 20/01/2015

    » The dramatic drop in oil prices. The democracy of flying. The VIP buses and their large networks. The odd idea about imposing minimum prices on low-cost airlines.

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    The bugs that make a meal of the garden

    Brunch, Normita Thongtham, Published on 30/11/2014

    » Reader Margaret McMillion sent me a picture of a pest which she said had been periodically attacking plants in her Bangkok garden. “It is most prevalent at the end of the rainy season, but it can appear at almost any time,” she wrote.

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    Raising the (rooftop’s) bar

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 02/05/2014

    » A good rooftop place is worth getting your ears popped in an elevator, climbing some additional stairs, risking your fresh-from-salon hairdo and getting over your fear of heights for. The Roof is a recent entry into the dining scene and proves to be quite a contender with its high altitude and attitude. The venue offers a modern and stylish vibe with music that isn’t intrusive. The view from the venue is very generous and almost unspoiled (except for one corner where a nearby condo stands too close) and the seats are arranged in a way that almost everyone gets a front-row view. Lovers can enjoy some eye-locking and snuggling in high-back couches while friends can lounge about at dining booths. The weekday crowd consists of international hotel guests and office workers looking to unwind while the weekend sees friends and lovers.

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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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    At rice rainbow's end

    Brunch, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 20/04/2014

    » We have no way of knowing what new strains of rice will appear in the future, whether the grains will be long or short, soft or hard, or how their fragrance might differ from that of the types we have now. This is because, as it has come down to us from the past, rice has changed constantly. As the natural environment, the weather, water sources, and the character of the soil have changed over time, rice, too, has changed naturally.

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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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