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STAY STRONG, LOOK GOOD

By on October 1, 2010 in Health & Fitness Category

The desire to look and feel good, and keep the body healthy, is no new phenomenon.

From Greek weightlifters to Indian Sadhu’s, the desire to exercise has waxed and waned throughout all of human history.

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INJUSTICE FOR ALL

By on October 1, 2010 in Africa Category

Incarceration without a trial. Rampant corruption among staff. Uncontrolled spread of deadly disease. Overcrowding of cells. Extreme scarcity of food. Welcome to the prisons of Africa.

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THE CUP RUNNETH OVER

By on September 1, 2010 in Africa Category

Sixteen years after apartheid, South Africa remains a country with vast problems.

But this summer, as the host country for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, South Africa’s progress was broadcast for the entire world to see.

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STINKING ROSE

By on September 1, 2010 in Food Category, History Category

The history of garlic, also known as the “stinking rose”, is a wild and adventurous one. Over the last 4,000 years of human history, the potent bulb has been both cherished and despised. It has been thought of as a miracle cure and repellant to ward off everything from pesky insects to blood-sucking vampires. It has also been shunned and banned for its overwhelming pungency.

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EXPLORER EXTRAODINAIRE

With nothing to keep her company in the Himalayan cave except for a flickering candle, Alexandra David Neel noticed that another day had passed. Isolated from civilization, here she was, a French woman living as an ascetic in a cave.

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