Would you study harder or smarter?

* Feed your brain and stay healthy. Eat well. Good brain food includes fish, nuts, blueberries and yoghurt. Get enough sleep, and plan in some active time to keep fit. Oxygen also helps your memory and concentration, so take a break and get some fresh air. Many people have their best ideas away from their desk, so if you’re really stuck for words just get outside and run around the park.

How real sunscreen protects your skin

People with sensitive skin or children tend to tolerate physical sunscreens (which tend to come out white, and contain either zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that sit on the skin) slightly better than chemical ones, as these are less likely to cause skin reactions such as dermatitis.

Half-cooked or raw broccoli

Most vegetables are sensitive to heat and knowing the right cooking technique will unleash all their molecules especially the anti-oxidants. A lot of other vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and valuable chemicals that can be unlocked or blocked, depending on preparation and the foods they’re eaten with.

Science reveals what’s behind good chocolate

Their analysis, which involved measuring the density of mixtures and how they flow at various stages of the process, suggests conching may alter the physical properties of the microscopic sugar crystals and other granular ingredients of chocolate. Until now, the science behind the process was poorly understood.

Andrea Domingo: The name of the game

Her simple life and her untarnished reputation as a public figure shield her from the prying eyes of the hyper-critical public. This is the reason why the name Andrea Domingo remains undetected by the radar of the intrusive and meddlesome netizens. The chairman and CEO of the Philippine Gaming Corporation shuns publicity and enjoys working diligently at the background and in making sure that her job is done according to her own style of leadership – tough on the outside, gentle in the inside.

Be wary of poor quality lotions

* Colorings and perfumes. Whether you want to moisturize dry skin, sensitive skin, or something in between, most experts suggest avoiding unnecessary and potentially irritating ingredients, like added colors and perfumes. Antibacterial agents can also be unnecessarily harsh, stripping skin of essential oils.

How cats help guide you to healthier habits

* Purring helps you heal faster. Studies reveal cats don’t just purr when they are happy; felines do this when they are in pain too. The question of why has been a big issue among researchers. Some findings indicate that a cat’s purr may have healing abilities—and this applies to humans, too. If you have an injury and need to mend your bones, petting a cat and the sound of its purring might help you heal faster. If you pay enough attention to your feline friends, you might have noticed that after having a tough day, cats tend to purr a lot. This was also seen as a cat’s way to heal itself.

CROSSROADS: Crossing the Barriers to Redefine Maldives Tourism Experience

BANGKOK -- Set to open in 2019, the first multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment destination in the Maldives, CROSSROADS by Singha Estate; will transform the Maldives' tourism experience and expand the country's appeal as a multifaceted tourism destination with its capability to cater to a wider range of visitors, including medium to upscale family market, lifestyle seekers, eco-tourists and MICE travellers.