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ANCIENT BATHS

By on April 1, 2010 in History Category

Bathing as an ordinary, everyday activity? Think again.

Whether in the saunas of Scandinavia or the steaming bathhouses of ancient Japan, bathing rituals vary from the profane to the sacred and all things in between.

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GARBAGE OUT

The garbage situation in Africa is getting out of control.

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BLOWING IN THE WIND

Sand and dust storms are one of the most harrowing and dangerous phenomena known to the world. Each year, they leave people lost, disoriented and gasping for air.

They can obscure the sun and reduce visibility to almost zero. They can obliterate roads in a matter of minutes. And they are responsible for causing respiratory problems and numerous deaths every year.

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WORKING FOR A LIVING

By on March 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

Can you imagine a world without merchants, where we are left to our own devices to acquire goods and services without middlemen? Sounds like a harsh place to be.

Today, merchants are some of the most successful people in the world. Being a merchant is still a hard living, but the payoff is worth more now than it ever was.

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THE WAY OF THE HAREM

By on March 1, 2010 in Uncategorized

For centuries, the harems of the Middle and Far East have tantalized the western imagination.

While there is some truth to the fact that harems were kept to entertain the sexual whims of powerful rulers, the intent and actual reality of harems goes far beyond that.

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