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.

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.

Why bad diet is as fatal as smoking

According to researchers, bad diet consists of low consumption of whole grains, nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, Omega-3, fiber, legumes (beans, such as chickpeas, kidney beans, pintos, etc.), calcium, milk, polyunsaturated fats, and high consumption of sodium, processed meat, trans fat (French fries and fried foods), sweetened beverages, and red meat.

Pawikans hatch from nests discovered in coal power plant

Since December 2018, three pawikan or sea turtle nests were discovered on the coast of AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI). Since the discovery of the nests, TSI has worked with various groups, including the team from the group’s pawikan conservatory in Aboitiz Cleanergy Park in Punta Dumalag, to ensure that the nests inside TSI are well-protected and well-cared for.

Keep your skin safe under the sun

* Sunburn. In case you get sunburn and swelling, an aspirin or ibuprofen will help you reduce pain and swelling. Next, do a milk compress by soaking a washcloth in a bowl of ice-cold whole milk. Do not use skim milk. Then drape it over the burn until the cloth loses the cold temperature. Sooner you will feel relief.