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Weekend Magazine


Karachiites were delighted while visiting a solo exhibition titled "You Should Know Him by Now" by young graffiti artist Abdullah Ahmed a.k.a. Sanki King at Sanat Gallery, Karachi. The art lovers have witnessed a refreshing form of art at the exhibition as many haven't seen such an art at home. But the art is well known throughout the world yet it has to be recognised seriously in our local art circle.
The beauty industry has long relied on creating a sense of mystery, magic even, around its creams, powders and potions. But now it has something else up its sleeve: high technology. French cosmetics giant L'Oreal has opened a "tech incubator" employing two dozen people in San Francisco and elsewhere seeking ways to use big data and algorithms to win the hearts and minds of customers.
As years pass, most people develop facial wrinkles, but there is something you can do to prevent them from becoming very obvious. Living a healthy lifestyle such as getting plenty of sleep and drinking at least 1.5 litres of water a day provide the first lines in defence against wrinkles, according to a report in Germany's consumer protection magazine Test.
When Vincent van Gogh peered out the window of the Saint-Paul asylum at the night-time sky in Saint-Rémy in 1889, he saw the brilliant light of innumerable stars over southern France that inspired his evocative painting "The Starry Night."
A 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets may also have had another purpose - fortune telling, say researchers.
Eighty years after it was shut off to the world, New York has reopened a secret woodland sanctuary a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue, just in time for summer. The four-acre (1.6 hectare) Hallett Nature Sanctuary is one of three areas of woodland in Central Park, the huge expanse of nature in the Big Apple visited each year by an astonishing 43 million people.
Marriage has been linked to health benefits, especially happy marriage, but when it comes to developing or controlling type 2 diabetes, marriage quality seems to have opposite effects on men and women, according to a US study.