Real vs. Virtual

“Humpty dumpty sat on a wall; Humpty dumpty had a great fall…” BANG! And little Rimi cuts her knee. The four-year-old was jumping from the stairs to the landing with those lines on her lips-one of the little ways she has invented to keep herself busy-when the accident occurred. “Granny!…

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The Amazing Healing Power Of Guyabano

What Is Guyabano? People in the Philippines call this fruit Guyabano while it is called Soursop or Custard Apple in English. This tropical fruit with the scientific name Annona Muricata is also known as Graviola (Portuguese,) Guanábana (Spanish,) Pawpaw (Brazilian) and Corossol (French). The low-branching, slender, bushy Guyabano tree only…

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The Kremlin – Heart of Russia

For those of us who grew up during the “Cold War,” the word “Kremlin” has a particular connotation, not altogether warm and fuzzy. As far as I knew then, it was synonymous with the Soviet government, that cabal of mysterious leaders who, in Khrushchev’s words, would eventually “bury us.” Of…

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Take the Quad Out!

While the most exciting portions of figure skating routine (for some) are the jumps, these high-flying athletic moves are the ultimate feats of a skater's ability. Jumps, in figure skating, come in two varieties, rotational and positional. Positional jumps are short jumps that display an artistic position in the air.…

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