Edita Stankevičiūtė
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Googling – the most dangerous way of self-treatment

According to the most recent data of the Statistics Lithuania, more than every second resident of Lithuania looks up information on health-related topics online: 54 per cent of all Internet users aged 16-74. Specialists noticed that not everyone who browses the web is able to assess information in critically and often rush to self-diagnose the diseases unrelated to their symptoms, share medicine, reduce dosages and make other self-treatment mistakes that are dangerous to health. […]

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4 reasons why you should start looking for Christmas presents right now

With three more months still to go until the most beautiful holiday of the year, you should really start Christmas shopping right now, especially if you are planning to do it online. It is no secret that deliveries fall behind schedule which makes commencing your search for presents on the World Wide Web right now the best way to prevent them from running late. Besides, if you start to shop early, you could gain financially as well, a DPD press release states. So, what does it pay to do your Christmas shopping in fall? […]

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Time for those dearest to us: one hour a week is not enough

In September, when the family rythm returns to its routine pace there is increasingly less time left for those closest to us. Some of us do not even devote one hour per week to communicating with our family members. At home we often lack time for conversations with our children or the adults in the family. Psychologists have issued a warning that we communicate too briefly and too seldom with each other, a press release from Gjensidige states. […]

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36 years after the first emoji: five facts you may not know

Exactly 36 years ago today, an American professor and computer scientist Scott Fahlman used a smiley symbol – ‘:-)’ for the first time in an electronic message. He also used another well-known symbol – ‘:-(’. By using these symbols, the professor sought to distinguish which messages were of serious content and which were meant as a joke. Scott Fahlman most probably didn’t realise at the time just how much interest the symbols would later attract. More and more emojis emerged, and today no digital communication can be imagined without them. So, on the occasion of the birthday of the first emoji, Bitės Profai offer an opportunity to see for yourself just how big the emoji world is, and possibly learn some interesting facts you didn’t know before, a press release from Bitė states. […]

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Habits of Lithuanian holiday-makers: increasing numbers of single travellers but parents the least common companions

This year, significantly more Lithuanian residents chose to travel on holiday both as single travellers or setting off with their family members. A survey conducted showed that more than half of Lithuanian residents spend their holidays with their spouses, one third holiday with their children, while parents are seldom selected as holiday companions. […]

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Six things you should know when freezing foods

Once you bring home full baskets of fresh fruits, berries and vegetables from the garden, market or store, at least part of the fresh harvest should be prepared for longer storage, so you can enjoy vitamins during the winter. The best way to preserve vitamins and other beneficial nutrients is refrigeration. If you are just about to fill in your refrigerator’s freezer for winter, here are some useful tips. […]

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Gourmet burger fiesta in Vilnius is going to please even the pickiest of palates

It’s no question as to where the citizens and guests of Vilnius will be heading to for lunch or dinner today. The gourmet burger festival Vilnius Burger Fest will be indulging enthusiasts of fast yet exceptional food for the fourth time. Chefs will be wowing the audience with combinations of a variety of flavours: aged beef, pulled duck, smoked pig’s foot, bull’s tongue, and that’s just the start of it. You will be able to pick the brains of the chefs buzzing around their gourmet masterpieces about secret tricks for preparing meat while Vilkmergė beer sommelier Vidmantas Čičelis is ready to give some early tips as to how to fully bring out the flavours of different burgers. […]

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The intrigue of The Walking Dead season 9: who will be the new leader?

With the new season of The Walking Dead just around the corner, its producers are promising the fans quite a few surprises. One of the biggest intrigues the fate of Rick Grimes, a key character in the show, a Fox press release states. […]

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Grill dishes from poultry: how to prepare them and what to pair them with?

Many people can hardly imagine their summer weekend without grill dishes. However, over time, one starts craving new tastes and their combinations. Even though pork, so beloved by Lithuanians, undoubtedly remains a popular choice, it’s gradually giving way on the grill to white meat—chicken or turkey. Grilling master of the Lithuania Grilling and Smoking community Tomas Petryla and Vilkmergė beer sommelier Vidmantas Čičelis give tips on how to properly prepare meat of this sort and what beverages to pair it with. […]

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Secrets of race cars: only one seat

Professional race cars must be as fast as possible, which is why their weight has to be minimised. A steering wheel and a single driver`s seat: the interior of such vehicles is surprisingly empty in comparison to what we see in our own cars. The racers allow only one exception: a fuel tank, which is relatively large even in lightweight cars and can hold approximately 100 litres of fuel. […]

Liutauras Čeprackas
Freetime

Lithuanian chef frustrated over children in restaurants: if you have nowhere to leave them, stay at home

It is probably possible to divide all the people willing to go with children to a restaurant into several groups. Some fear that the child will cry, but still go. Others are afraid for the same reason and don’t go. There will also be those who are neither afraid or care how the child will behave. The last, and perhaps the rarest, is the group that has raised their children to behave as to not bother neither the parents nor people around them. Regardless, stories about parents and their children being asked to leave restaurants have reached public’s attention many times. So how should one pick a restaurant and which should be avoided if you plan to take your children along? […]

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The non-alcoholic trend – growing assortment and sales

Lithuania is witnessing a cultural shift in terms of alcohol consumption. Increasingly more of the country’s citizens opt for non-alcoholic beers, ciders or wines, as well as soft drinks. This development goes hand in hand with an ever-expanding range of non-alcoholic beverages becoming available in stores. Berta Čaikauskaitė, Head of Communications at retail chain IKI, says that the purchase of non-alcoholic alternatives is seeing a real spark: the supply of these products has increased by about five times over the past three years, a press release from the retail chain states. […]

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Lithuanian nutrition expert: if you want to lose weight, you still can eat bread

According to the nutrition expert Vaida Kurpienė, tasty, well-balanced and high-quality bread goes perfectly with a healthy diet. Contradicting the deep-rooted stereotypes, nutrition expert claims that not only can properly chosen bread enrich your diet but also it does not contradict the aim of losing weight. With that in mind, what is the right type of bread one should choose in order to keep in shape? […]

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Customers are satisfying their hunger for English books

Interest in books is on the rise, according to sales figures from Lithuanian retail chain “Maxima”. Customers purchased more than 1.2 million books in 2017, and the most intense demand for books in recent years was recorded in the first half of this year. The main reason for this trend is that books written or translated into English are immediately selling out, a press release from the retail chain states. […]

Deivydas Praspaliauskas
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Lithuanian chef, while preparing for global challenge: we hold advantages against Western countries

On the closing night of the best Lithuanian restaurants election, Deivydas Praspaliauskas and his only one-year-old restaurant Armandus once more ranked among the best, taking an honourable seventh place. The chef himself did not appear in the joyous crowd of the event that evening; he was working in the restaurant with his team. He admits that it is pleasant to be appreciated, but it is more important to contribute in promoting Lithuania with his work. […]