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A few nice Health Food images I found:

Hand holding Strawberry
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Image by .craig
Stock shot. Womans hand holding a strawberry on green background.

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Image by monkeyinfez
In the indifferent brutality, incessant noise, the experimental chemistry of food, the
ravings of lost hysterical men, I can act with clarity and meaning. I am in excellent
physical and emotional health.

Sam Melville, as featured in Frederic Rzewski’s thrilling and compelling Coming Together

HAPPY RAMADHAN [Mobarak Alaikom Al Shahar]
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Image by radiant guy
Ramadhan (Ramadan) is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar. It’s when Muslims all over the world spend 30 days fasting and bettering themselves in principles of faith.

Muslims are also expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam by refraining from sexual intercourse (during fasting), violence, anger, envy, greed, lust, angry and sarcastic retorts, and gossip. People are meant to try to get along with each other better than they normally might. All obscene and irreligious sights and sounds are to be avoided. Purity of both thought and action is important. The fast is an exacting act of deep personal worship in which Muslims seek a raised level of closeness to God. The act of fasting is said to redirect the heart away from worldly activities, its purpose being to cleanse the inner soul and free it from harm.

Fasting during Ramadan is not obligatory for several groups for whom it would be excessively problematic. Children before the onset of puberty are not required to fast, though some do. However, if puberty is delayed, fasting becomes obligatory for males and females after a certain age. According to the Qur’an, if fasting would be dangerous to someone’s health, such as a person with an illness or medical condition (this can include the elderly), that person is excused.

The reason Muslims fast is to discipline their body and mind. The absence of food and drink and other pleasures provides a perfect opportunity to concentrate on prayer and worship. Not having the luxuries of life to hand makes it easier to reflect on life and be grateful for what we do have. Muslims use this month to start afresh and give their life a new direction.

Read more at Wikipedia
Here is an idiotic Q&A about Ramadhan LOL

Photo was taken in Kuwait city, the capital.

The Promise of Natural Weight Loss Supplements

In the wake of the ongoing concern over the safety of prescription diet pills, the weight-conscious public is asking: Now what?

When taken properly, these nutritional agents carry none of the risks of prescription diet pills. Most of these products are simply nutrients, extracted from food or plants. While producing weight loss, they have a much gentler effect on your body than prescription medications have. You should consider using natural weight-loss supplements if:

You need to lose ten pounds or more.

You want to suppress your appetite and curb cravings naturally.

You don’t want to expose your body to the potentially health damaging effects of prescription weight-loss drugs.

You’ve given up on prescription weight-loss drugs and are seeking a safer solution.

You need temporary and safe weight-loss assistance while trying to change your eating habits permanently.

You really have nothing to lose, except unsightly fat, by taking a more natural approach to weight loss. In fact, you have everything to gain in terms of better health, more energy, and an improved self-image!

You may be wondering, Are these products safe? Good question! Unlike prescription medicines, nutritional supplements aren’t approved by the FDA. Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, supplement manufacturers can make nutrition support statements about their products statements that describe how the product functions in the body. But they aren’t allowed to claim that the product can treat or cure any disease.

Also, supplement labels must carry the following disclaimer: “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
But just because natural weight-loss supplements and other nutritional supplements aren’t approved by the FDA, that doesn’t mean they’re unsafe. Over the years, there have been many pharmaceutical agents that won FDA approval but due to serious, sometimes fatal, effects were pulled from the market.

Keep in mind that natural weight-loss supplements are derived from food or herbs and thus work with your body rather than against it (as many prescription medicines do). It’s always preferable to try the gentlest agent first. Some of these supplements do have some minor side effects, but they are far less serious than those of prescription diet pills.

Also, there is a wealth of scientific evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of natural weight-loss products evidence you’ll read about here. Plus, many of these supplements have other health-promotion benefits. Natural supplements do many things! That’s one of their most redeeming values.

Natural weight-loss supplements are one more weapon against obesity a disease that’s killing us and draining our pocketbooks. Health experts report that a majority of the world’s population is now overweight, and that obesity costs consumers billions of dollars a year for health care. In the United States alone, the financial toll of obesity is more than $ 100 billion annually.

In fact, the United States has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. According to a recent survey, nearly 74 percent of Americans age 25 or older are overweight. After smoking, which causes an estimated 500,000 deaths a year, weight-related conditions are the second leading cause of death in the United States, claiming 300,000 lives each year. But other developed countries are not far behind. In 1997, the British Medical Journal reported that the prevalence of obesity in many countries is now so high that it should be considered a pandemic which means an exceptionally large portion of the world is on the pudgy side.

Although overweight and obesity are considered to be appearance problems, they are in fact serious conditions, directly linked to a number of disabling and life-threatening diseases. Among them are heart disease, stroke, some cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure, gall bladder disease, osteoarthritis, and mental health problems.

Why is obesity so deadly? Take the number-one killer, heart disease, for example. Obesity places a strain on the heart. It enlarges the heart’s ventricles, alters its function, and leads to other structural abnormalities.

Studies indicate that obese adults aged 20 to 45 are at nearly four times the risk of developing diabetes and more than five times the risk of getting high blood pressure than normal-weight adults.

Obese men have a significantly greater chance of dying from cancer of the colon, rectum, and prostate, and obese women have a greater risk of developing endometrial and postmenopausal breast cancers.

Plump women whose body fat is distributed around and above the waist run a particularly high risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers that afflict women. It usually occurs after menopause, and if detected early, it’s almost always curable. Scientists speculate that one reason for the risk is that upper-body-obese women have higher levels of the female hormone estrogen, which can set the stage for endometrial cancer.

Like endometrial cancer, most breast cancers have a hormonal link. As noted above, women with excess upper body fat have higher levels of estrogen, and some investigators think that these women run a significantly higher risk of developing breast cancer. Obesity doesn’t cause breast cancer, but it encourages the spread of existing cancer.

If you’re obese, your bile may be oversaturated with cholesterol, a blood fat, and this can lead to the formation of gallstones.

Until only recently, it was assumed that a little weight gain at any age was okay. But studies have found that even a tiny gain can increase your odds of having a heart attack. In 1995, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published new guidelines that said middle-age spread was un-healthy and that for good health, people in their sixties should weigh the same as trim people in their thirties.

Backing up the USDA’s recommendations was one of the largest studies ever to examine the effects of weight on longevity. Published in 1998 in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study concluded that slimmer is definitely better at any age, including middle age and beyond.

This conclusion was based on American Cancer Society data on 324,135 men and women enrolled in the study in 1960 and then followed up in 1972. The data revealed that being overweight tended to shorten life expectancy up to about age 75. After that age, being heavy didn’t make much of a difference unless someone was seriously obese. People who maintained a healthy, ideal weight generally lived the longest.

Overweight and obesity are caused by multiple factors, and natural weight-loss supplements can tackle many of them. Let’s take a closer look.

Overeating. If you habitually eat more calories than you burn off, the surplus is stored as body fat. So why do we overeat? There’s no simple explanation, really, but a lot of it has to do with hunger, appetite, and satiety mechanisms that tell us when to eat and how much. They are centered in the hypothalamus, a small area of the brain located in the middle of the skull. The hypothalamus is the body’s center for controlling food intake. It also regulates thirst, metabolism, and body temperature.

Hunger is largely a physiological drive. About every four hours, your body signals that it’s time to eat by creating sensations such as hunger pangs or a feeling of low energy. After you start eating a meal, it takes about twenty minutes for your body to send satiety signals to the hypothalamus that you’re full. Continuing to eat beyond that points leaves you feeling stuffed. By eating when you’re hungry and stopping when you’re full, you’ll have little trouble maintaining a healthy weight.

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Experimental harvest of provitamin A-enriched orange maize, Zambia

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Experimental harvest of provitamin A-enriched orange maize, Zambia
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Image by CIMMYT
Ears of orange maize lines following harvesting, on experimental plots at the Zambia Agriculture Research Institute (ZARI). This maize is orange because it contains high levels of beta-carotene, the same substance that give carrots their color. Beta-carotene is a provitamin, and is converted to vitamin A within the human body.

Maize is the staple food for more than one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, but it is generally poor in provitamin A. It is estimated that between one third and half of all Zambian children suffer from vitamin A deficiency, which weakens their vision and immune systems, retards their growth, makes them more vulnerable to various diseases, and reduces their quality of life. In all, night blindness and other health problems caused by vitamin A deficiency affect more than 5 million children and nearly 10 million pregnant women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

CIMMYT works with ZARI as part of HarvestPlus, a CGIAR challenge program that uses biofortification to improve the nutritional value of staple foods. The HarvestPlus maize team uses conventional breeding to create maize hybrids and open-pollinated varieties rich in provitamin A. In the research shown here, ZARI is evaluating advanced experimental varieties for yield and agronomic characteristics; the best of these will be tested for provitamin A content. Furthermore, scientists in CIMMYT and other organizations are now producing a new generation of varieties with more provitamin A than ever before. Alleles that can boost beta-carotene levels in grain, rare and previously found only in temperate maize, are being bred into tropical maize for developing countries.

For more about CIMMYT’s work in breeding biofortified maize rich in provitamin A, see the following e-news stories:
– "Rare genetic variant in maize gives grain more pro-vitamin A", 2010, available online at: www.cimmyt.org/newsletter/231-2010/617-rare-genetic-varia….
– "Formula for success", 2007, available online at: www.cimmyt.org/newsletter/63-2007/203-formula-for-success.

For more on the HarvestPlus’s Maize Team meeting, hosted in 2010 by ZARI, see CIMMYT’s blog story "Benefits of biofortification explored during meeting in Zambia" at: blog.cimmyt.org/?p=3468.

For more on HarvestPlus, see: www.harvestplus.org/.

Photo credit: CIMMYT.

Displaced kids Shasha
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Image by Julien Harneis
The fighting in North Kivu between Rwandan Hutu rebels, government troops and local militias has led to the displacement of almost 300,000 people since December of last year. UNICEF has been responding throughout but three weeks ago we decided to increase our response with the creation of an Emergency Response Team. The team is composed of staff taken from our regular programmes in the Goma office. Thursday was the teams first mission in the field.
Shasha is a village of 15,000 people about an hour south west of Goma on the lake. About one hundred pygmy families have set up a spontaneous camp and another 200 families have been taken in by host families. The first families arrived in May but more people are coming all the time. The camp was made of banana leaf huts, about 20% were still under construction. According to the inhabitants of the camp more people are on the way.
UNICEF and Solidarites have put in latrines, showers and repaired 2 fountains. Oxfam will later be doing a project to improve the distribution of water in the village. There is much more to be done, the displaced people cannot afford to pay for health care nor for schooling. The village head says that the displaced have not received any food aid and so the village is supporting them but this is a heavy burden for an already impoverished community. The villagers are also trying to find work for the pygmies to provide them with some kind of livelihood.

Jogging couple
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Image by Ed Yourdon
Note: this photo was published in a Jun 26, 2009 blog titled "The Art of Unselfconscious Exercise." It was also published in a Jul 15, 2009 blog titled "Behavior Change and Brain Disease: Lessons from History." And it was published in an Aug 4, 2009 blog titled "Sencillos cambios para aplicar cuando corres." It was also published in an Aug 21, 2009 blog titled "Diferentes formas de comprobar los efectos del ejercicio." And it was published in Sep 1, 2009 blog titled " Take a Jog: The Best Kept Running Routes in San Diego." It was also published in a Sep 9, 2009 Spa Magazine blog titled "comotivate to reach personal goals." It was also published in an undated (Dec 2009) Jog4Life blog titled "Beginner Week One Marathon Training."

Moving into 2010, the photo was published in a Jan 7, 2010 blog titled "How to Lose Weight With Aerobic Exercises." And it was published in a Mar 22, 2010 Hurraki blog titled "Bild: jogging," as well as a Mar 22, 2010 blog titled "12 Tips for a Physically and Mentally Balanced Life." It was also published in a Mar 31, 2010 blog titled "EUROBAROMETRAS: SPORTAS PER TV VIS DAR LAIMI PRIEŠ MANKŠTĄ 1." And it was published in Jun 16, 2010 blog titled "La corsa “…for dummies” – 8 – Iniziamo a correre: il terzo mese! " It was also published in a Jul 7, 2010 blog titled " Sport hilft gegen schlechte Stimmung." And it was published in a Sep 13, 2010 blog titled "Krafttraining für Läufer nur zu empfehlen." It was also published in a Sep 23, 2010 blog titled "Are You Exercising At the Right Intensity? Do the Talk Test" And it was published in an Oct 8, 2010 Unpluggd blog titled "4 Wrap Around Headphones For Working Out."

Moving into 2011, the photo was published in an undated (late Jan 2011) blog titled "Ask The Trainer: Losing Weight." It was also published in an Feb 6, 2011 blog titled "An unexpected benefit of doing the Postaday2011 Challenge!" And it was published in a Feb 15, 2011 blog titled "Why Side Aches Are Such a Pain in the Abs." It was also published in an undated (late Feb 2011) "San Ramon Patch" blog titled "10 Questions." And it was published in a Mar 10, 2011 blog titled "Start running the right way," as well as a Mar 11, 2011 blog titled "Sport per bruciare calorie. Il quiz." It was also published in a Mar 30, 2011 blog titled "Report Highlights Georgia Health Divide." And it was published in a May 10, 2011 LifeHacker blog titled "Get Rid of That Stitch in Your Side with This Three Minute Fix." And it was published in a May 24, 2011 Finnish blog titled "Lenkille kirjaston kautta." It was also published in a Jun 23, 2011 blog titled Thousands RSVP for Global Group Run on Meetup," as well as a Jul 12, 2011 blog titled "40歳目前にして初めて10km走れたメタボジョギングの話." And it was published in an Aug 15, 2011 blog titled "休日の過ごし方を提案してみました ." It was also published in an Aug 19, 2011 blog titled "How to Stop Working and Go Home At Night." And it was published in an Aug 20, 2011 Mashable blog titled "3 New Startup Tools For Shopping, Selling and Running," as well as an Aug 25, 2011 blog titled "Ejercicios para adelgazar | correr o bicicleta." It was also published in an undated (early Oct 2011) blog titled "5 questions to ask yourself before you get married." It was also published in an Oct 28, 2011 blog titled "25 Exceptional Photos of Runners, Races & Marathons." And it was published in an Oct 30, 2011 blog titled "iPhone4Sは3GSに比べてGPSの精度が高い ." It was also published in an undated (early Dec 2011) blog titled "Healthy and Fit in Bellingham."

Moving into 2012, the photo was published in a Jan 3,2012 blog titled "More flexibility at work equals better health, new study confirms." It was also published in a Jan 9, 2012 blog titled "Adelgazar después de Navidades." And it was published in a Jan 12,2012 blog titled "Why Your Stress Problem is Everyone’s Problem." It was also published in a Mar 13, 2012 blog titled "Pierda peso y manténgase en forma con estas aplicaciones." and a cropped, horizontally reversed version of the photo was published in a Mar 26, 2012 blog titled "Migrän oct Nyheter." A cropped version of the photo was also published in a Mar 30, 2012 Toronto Life newspaper blog, titled "Dear Urban Diplomat: should I jog with my manager if it helps get me a promotion?" It was also published in an Apr 5, 2012 blog titled "Cómo cuidar la estética del corridor." And it was published in a May 24, 2012 blog titled "The 4 Pillars of Great Bootcamp Planning." It was also published in a Jul 4, 2012 blog titled "5 Ways to Save on a Fitness Trainer (in Singapore)," as well as a Jul 5, 2012 blog titled "Sport: evita i rischi durante l’estate." It was also published in a Jul 9, 2012 blog titled "Study: Gym-Goers and Organic Shoppers Give in to Fast Food Temptations." And it was published in a Jul 18, 2012 blog titled "What Can Ruin Your Health More Than Smoking?" It was also published in a Jul 25, 2012 blog titled "Corsa: allenamento e consigli per principianti," as well as an Aug 30, 2012 blog titled "Para adelgazar: mejor correr 30 minutos dos veces que una hora continua." It was also published in a Sep 3, 2012 blog titled "Ponte en forma después del Verano con estas aplicaciones para tu iPhone." And it was published in an undated (early Oct 2012) blog titled "Five Signs of a Healthy Heart." It was also published in an Oct 18, 2012 blog titled "The Right Type of Exercise Is Critical to get the Full Health Benefit." And it was published in a Nov 16, 2012 blog titled "How Much Exercise Do You Need in A Day?" and a Nov 16, 2012 blog titled "Pledge #10: Sharing Shelter," as well as an undated (mid-Nov 2012) blog titled "Consejos a la hora de empezar a correr."

An oddly-cropped version of the photo (showing just the joggers’ legs, from the knees down) was published in a Nov 19, 2012 blog titled "RUNNERS COMPLETE GOSPORT HALF MARATHON 2012." It was also published in a Dec 2, 2012 blog titled "What Are You Waiting For? When Is Your Next Workout?" It was also published in a Dec 12, 2012 blog titled "Con la tabella del benessere scopri con quanti Km di corsa migliora la salute." And it was published in a Dec 21, 2012 blog titled "Mit weniger Gewicht auf den Hanteln mehr Pfunde abnehmen."

Moving into 2013, the photo was published in a Jan 7, 2013 blog titled "ランニングマシーンで下半身シェイプアップ!" And it was published in a Jan 31, 2013 blog titled "Our Pilgrimage is Not a Race." It was also published in a Feb 2, 2013 blog titled "Why Exercise is Good For Mental Health?" And it was published in a Mar 4, 2013 blog titled "IT Band and Patellofemoral Syndrome: how did your knee pain turn into a ‘syndrome’?" A cropped version of the photo, in which only the woman is visible, was also published in a Mar 25, 2013 blog titled "Why Music Helps You Work Out." It was also published in a Jun 28, 2013 blog titled "Sign Up for the Greater Downtown Council, YMCA Sidewalk Shuffle 5K; Today’s is the Last Day to Register at the Discounted Price."

Moving into 2015, the photo was published in a May 1, 2015 LifeHacker blog titled "lHow to Stop Working and Go Home At Night."


I’ve strolled through Riverside Park on several previous occasions (click here to see a collection of approximately seven other Flickr albums of my Riverside Park photos) — but even though the sign at the 96th Street entrance is always the same, and the pathway is always the same, the people and the individual vignettes are always different.

Sometimes it’s simply a function of the weather: people dress differently, act differently, and are engaged in different activities in early spring than they do in summer or late fall. But much of it simply has to do with the incredible variety of people who take advantage of the opportunity to relax, read a book, jog, or picnic with their families.

So … this just happens to be what it looked like in Riverside Park on the last day of May, in 2009.

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Turning Up the Volume on Journal Clubs
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Image by DES Daughter
" … But other than conferences, the most intensive group engagement with scientific research is still the face-to-face journal club. What are they like then, and what works well? Food might increase attendance “and conviviality” – but given how passionate or social it can get, alcohol might not be the best idea!…."

Read: Science’s Water Coolers: Turning Up the Volume On Journal Clubs, PLOS Blogs Absolutely Maybe, December 17, 2014.
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Week 6: Food [that binds]
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Image by Kitty Mao
Seems like this was a dish invented by some local chefs for the Chinese New Year season. Now we cannot imagine celebrating CNY without this salad, being tossed to the accompaniment of loud cries of wishes for good health, good fortune and prosperity!


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Farmers Market Colours
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Image by Lima Pix
I took a bunch of nice pictures while doing some shopping at the famous Marché Jean-Talon at Montreal. I couldn’t help to not build this collage. 🙂

Bottled Water
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Image by elycefeliz
Driven by health concerns about calories and caffiene, by misgivings about the quality of municipal tap water, and by the convenience of single-serving containers, the market for bottled water has exploded.

In 2007, Americans consumed 9 billion gallons of bottled water, almost 28 gallons per capita. By 2010, the volume of bottled water sold is expected to exceed that of soda.

. . . So why is it a problem? On reason is the water and energy needed to manufacture and dispose of the bottles. Jon Mooallem, writing in the New York Times Magazine in 2007, observed that "Americans will throw out more than two million tons of PET bottles this year." PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is a petroleum-based product that is difficult to recycle. In 2005, approximately 18 million barrels of crude oil were required to produce the PET bottles we threw away. Eliminating those bottles would be the equivalent of taking 100,000 cars off the road.

It takes a lot of water to produce botled water. . . . The manufacture of the bottles requires twice as much as the bottles ultimately contain. Moreover, the filtering process uses between three and nine gallons of water for every filtered gallon that ends up on the shelf.

. . . Since 2002, citizens’ groups around the United States. . . have engaged in grassroots organizing and sometimes litigation to thwart new or expended bottled water plants. In almost every state, the target of the groups’ opposition is Nestle Waters North America, a wholly owned susidiary of the Switzerland-based food giant Nestle. . . . Nestle is the largest bottler of water in the United States.

~ from Unquenchable, by Robert Glennon

CBD of Singapore
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Image by Shaojin+AT
Picture: view to CBD
Location: Singapore

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is an island city-state off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 137 kilometres (85 mi) north of the equator, south of the Malaysian state of Johor and north of Indonesia’s Riau Islands. At 710.2 km2 (274.2 sq mi),[8] Singapore is a microstate and the smallest nation in Southeast Asia. It is substantially larger than Monaco and Vatican City, the only other surviving sovereign city-states.
Before European settlement, the island now known as Singapore was the site of a Malay fishing village at the mouth of the Singapore River. Several hundred indigenous Orang Laut people also lived along the nearby coast, rivers and on smaller islands. In 1819, the British East India Company, led by Sir Stamford Raffles, established a trading post on the island, which was used as a port along the spice route.[9] Singapore became one of the most important commercial and military centres of the British Empire, and the hub of British power in Southeast Asia.
During the Second World War, the British colony was occupied by the Japanese after the Battle of Singapore, which Winston Churchill called "Britain’s greatest defeat".[10] Singapore reverted to British rule in 1945, immediately after the war. Eighteen years later, in 1963, the city, having achieved independence from Britain, merged with Malaya, Sabah, and Sarawak to form Malaysia. However, Singapore’s merger proved unsuccessful, and, less than two years later, it seceded from the federation and became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations on 9 August 1965. Singapore was admitted to the United Nations on 21 September of that year.
Since independence, Singapore’s standard of living has risen dramatically. Foreign direct investment and a state-led drive to industrialization based on plans drawn up by the Dutch economist Albert Winsemius have created a modern economy focused on industry, education and urban planning.[11] Singapore is the 5th wealthiest country in the world in terms of GDP (PPP) per capita.[12] As of January 2009, Singapore’s official reserves stand at US0.3 billion.
In 2009, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Singapore the tenth most expensive city in the world in which to live—the third in Asia, after Tokyo and Osaka.[13] The 2009 Cost of Living survey, by consultancy firm Mercer, has ranked Singapore similarly as the tenth most expensive city for expatriates to live in.[14][15]
The population of Singapore including non-residents is approximately 4.99 million.[16] Singapore is highly cosmopolitan and diverse with Chinese people forming an ethnic majority with large populations of Malay, Indian and other people. English, Malay, Tamil, and Chinese are the official languages.[17]
Singapore is a parliamentary republic, and the Constitution of Singapore establishes representative democracy as the nation’s political system.[18] The People’s Action Party (PAP) dominates the political process and has won control of Parliament in every election since self-government in 1959.


Main article: Names of Singapore
The English language name Singapore comes from Malay Singapura, "Lion-city", but it is possible that one element of its name had a more distant original source.[20] Pura comes from Sanskrit puram, "city, fortress", and is related to Greek polis, "citadel, city".
Singa- comes from Sanskrit siṃha, which means lion. Today the city-state is referred to as the Lion City. Studies of Singapore indicate that lions probably never lived there, not even Asiatic lions; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, the founder of Singapore who gave it the name meaning "Lion City", was most likely a tiger, probably the Malayan Tiger.[21][22] Alternatively, it could simply be a reference to the ancient Sinhapura as described in the Mahabharata.[citation needed]

Main article: History of Singapore
[edit]First settlement (Pre-1819)
Main article: Early history of Singapore
The first records of settlement in Singapore are from the 2nd century AD.[23] The island was an outpost of the Sumatran Srivijaya empire and originally had the Javanese name Temasek (‘sea town’). Temasek (Tumasek) rapidly became a significant trading settlement, but declined in the late 14th century. There are few remnants of old Temasek in Singapore, but archaeologists in Singapore have uncovered artifacts of that and other settlements.
Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, Singapore island was part of the Sultanate of Johor. During the Malay-Portugal wars in 1613, the settlement was set ablaze by Portuguese troops.[24] The Portuguese subsequently held control in that century and the Dutch in the 18th, but throughout most of this time the island’s population consisted mainly of fishermen.[citation needed]

Main article: Tourism in Singapore

Marina Centre at Marina Bay at night
Singapore is a popular travel destination, making tourism one of its largest industries. About 7.8 million tourists visited Singapore in 2006.[59] The total visitor arrivals reached around 10.2 million in 2007.[60] The Orchard Road shopping district is one of Singapore’s most well-known and popular tourist draws. To attract more tourists, the government decided to legalise gambling and to allow two casino resorts (euphemistically called Integrated Resorts) to be developed at Marina South and Sentosa in 2005.[61] To compete with regional rivals like Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai, the government has announced that the city area would be transformed into a more exciting place by lighting up the civic and commercial buildings.[62] Cuisine has also been heavily promoted as an attraction for tourists, with the Singapore Food Festival in July organised annually to celebrate Singapore’s cuisine.
Singapore is fast positioning itself as a medical tourism hub — about 200,000 foreigners seek medical care in the country each year and Singapore medical services aim to serve one million foreign patients annually by 2012 and generate USD 3 billion in revenue.[63] The government expects that the initiative could create an estimated 13,000 new jobs within the health industries.

The Merlion in Merlion Park
Singapore is a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Arabic communities. Tourists will see women with Chinese features wearing sarongs and Arabic dress, and these cultural aspects help make Singapore an unusual destination to visit.[64]
Under the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Wireless@SG is a government initiative to build Singapore’s infocomm infrastructure. Working through IDA’s Call-for-Collaboration, SingTel, iCell and QMax deploy a municipal wireless network throughout Singapore. Since late 2006, users have enjoyed free wireless access through Wi-Fi under the "basic-tier" package offered by all three operators for 3 years.
There are approximately 30,000 registered hotel rooms available in Singapore, and average occupancy is around 85%.[60]

Source from: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

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Today I’m sharing everything I picked up in London! I have a (not so) slight obsession with healthier treats and natural food, so visiting stores like Whole Foods and Planet Organic was like heaven to me! Haha! I got a variety of things from (too much) vegan chocolate, natural skincare, tea, bars, cereal, supplements + much more! I really hope you enjoy this, and let me know if you have tried any of the things I picked up! Thank you so much for watching ❤ Check out all the links below, and please subscribe!

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2014 – Costa Rica – Doka Estate – Not ripe for Picking – yet
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Doka Estate Coffee has a small section growing other food bearing plants like these banana.

20 Mar 2014
Fresh Plaza – Global Fresh Produce and Banana News:

Jorge Arturo Sauma Aguilar, manager of CORBANA
Costa Rican bananas competing in a saturated world market:

Although more famous for its pineapples, Costa Rica devotes around 44,000 hectares to the cultivation of bananas; less than 1% of the country’s territory. 48% of the business is in the hands of small producers and the rest in those of companies such as Chiquita, Dole and Del Monte.

Costa Rica’s most common bananas are the Gran Enano Valery and the famous Cavendish, "which is considered the world’s best banana," says Jorge Arturo Sauma Aguilar, manager of CORBANA.

The banana market is becoming increasingly saturated:
"Banana production has expanded without control in recent years and this is leading to an increasingly more saturated market. Considering the market’s global status, all producing countries should hold off a little if they wish to continue making a profit. First it was Ecuador, now also the Philippines, Guatemala or Cameroon, whose produce stands at considerably lower prices," he explains.

"The wages of a Costa Rican labourer are not the same as those of an African or Filipino and we cannot compete with that. That is why we need to do as much as possible to let consumers know about the value added by ethical social and environmental policies. We are currently working with the EU for the designation of a Protected Geographical Indication to Costa Rica’s bananas."

The European Union and the United States are the two largest markets for Costa Rica’s bananas, and Sauma Aguilar believes that, despite the oversupply, there is still room for growth.

"I think we can still grow in the North American market, and our supply volumes to some EU countries could also increase. We are also really interested in entering markets in the Middle East, like Dubai or Saudi Arabia, where healthy eating habits are being strongly promoted by their governments."

Race 4 Fusarium: the greatest threat to Costa Rican bananas
Competition with other countries is not the only obstacle for Costa Rica’s banana sector. "The greatest threat to our produce is the Race 4 Fusarium virus, which has yet to affect us, but if it did, it would cause incalculable losses.

At the latest congress organised by Corbana we recognised it as a real threat, and we determined that a joint effort from all Latin American nations, as well as the exporting countries, is required to prevent such threats."

Fairtrade and organic in Costa Rica:
Even though not many Costa Rican companies are Fairtrade certified, Sauma Aguilar believes that Corbana is fundamentally a Fairtrade producer, as "great efforts are carried out for the protection of the environment, with assistance from the Environmental Banana Commission (CAB), and for improvements to be made to the labourers’ social structure. There is still a lot of work to do, but most of our producers are certified by Global Gap, ISO 14001 or Rainforest Alliance."
Regarding the organic market, "it is harder to grow organic bananas in Costa Rica than in other places like Piura, in Peru. Temperatures are very high here and we need some phytosanitary control mechanisms."

All three forms of trade likely to prevail:
In what concerns banana trade, Sauma Aguilar believes that, despite the latest trend among large supermarket chains, like Walmart and Tesco, of working directly with producers, the other two forms of trade are also likely to prevail.

"I think that there will still be producers working through large distributors, as well as others exporting the fruit themselves. All trading forms are acceptable as long as growers are able to make a profit."

The National Banana Corporation (CORBANA) is a non-state, public entity, founded with the goal of promoting research in Costa Rica’s banana industry and improving the situation for producers. "The Costa Rican government hands over all research and technological transfer issues to CORBANA. We also offer assessment to the government in matters of trade and treaty development, such as the latest one signed with the European Union," concludes Sauma Aguilar.


by Amy Margulies, lead registered dietitian for Retrofit
You’ve probably heard people talking, or read articles online, about why eating bananas is bad for you nutritionally and can impede weight loss. While some people insist that bananas are just fine, others are convinced this is a fruit you should stay away from if you’re trying to lose weight – and many do, just in case the rumors are true. But what’s the real deal with bananas? It’s time to peel open this myth.
What the critics are saying
The controversy started with Dr. Susanna Holt, an Australian researcher who developed the Satiety Index, a way to evaluate how full different foods make you feel. “We found that bananas are much less satisfying than oranges or apples,” Holt stated at the conclusion of the satiety study.
Bananas are generally higher in calories from carbs than most fruits. So for those who are counting calories, this may seem like a poor choice for a snack. People have also observed that bananas cause a “binding” effect, or put more simply, they cause constipation. That’s something you don’t want when you look to the scale for signs of progress.
Another side to the story
While the above claims may be true, there are more positive attributes to eating bananas. It turns out that they also contain resistant starch, a dietary fiber that the body can’t actually absorb. As a result, you feel full without absorbing additional weight in the long term. What’s more, according to Dr. Janine Higgins at the Colorado Clinical and Transitional Sciences Institute, research indicates that resistant starch can increase the rate of fat burning your body does after a meal.
Combined with potassium and other vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in bananas, there are some serious benefits that the banana-mashers tend to ignore. It’s no surprise we see stories from people like Loni Jane, who lost weight and improved her health significantly when she made bananas a major part of her diet.
What’s your take?
Some people will always believe the hype, despite the facts. But the truth is that the science is in favor of bananas being part of a healthy, weight-loss friendly diet. To get the most benefit, eat bananas that are still a little bit green – that’s when there’s more resistant starch. As a banana ripens, the starch breaks down and becomes less resistant to absorption.
We’re not recommending that you eat 10 bananas a day like Loni Jane, but eating them in moderation as part of a weight loss diet and active lifestyle will bring you nothing but positive benefits – so peel away!
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Girls’ Night Out for Women’s Health, hosted by Christiana Care
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On Thursday, Oct.13, Christiana Care hosted more than 300 women at the first ever Girls’ Night Out event at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees at this free event took advantage of lectures on breast-cancer diagnosis and prevention, and the role that genetics plays in cancer prevention. The lectures featured experts from the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, including Diana Dickson-Witmer, M.D., associate medical director of the Breast Center, radiologist Jacqueline Napoletano, M.D., and genetic counselor Chandra Somerman.

Girls’ Night Out attracted a diverse crowd of women of all ages, races and ethnicities from throughout the area, including New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Cecil County, Md.

“I have a sister-in-law who had breast cancer,” said Wilma Whittington, a Girls’ Night Out attendee. “I came so I can spread the word to my family and friends about the importance of taking care of yourself and prevention.”

Christiana Care staff provided free bone-density and blood-pressure screenings for 186 attendees, while Breast Center staff led tours of their new offices and performed mammograms for 40 women. The inaugural event also featured healthy food demonstrations, a photo booth and giveaways provided throughout the evening.

Event organizers partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help promote the event and provide on-site education and resources.

The event was a collaboration of several departments within Christiana Care, including Women’s Health Services, Community Outreach & Education, the Breast Center, Imaging, Center for Heart & Vascular Health, Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute’s Food & Nutrition Services, and the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center.

To Bee or Not to Bee, That Is the Question?

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To Bee or Not to Bee, That Is the Question?
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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s honey bee colonies are dying at an alarming rate due to disease and a lack of coordinated response by health authorities, a parliamentary report concluded on Tuesday.
England and Wales have around 250,000 colonies of honey bees, which contribute around 200 million pounds to the economy since they are solely responsible for pollinating nearly 40 commercial crops.

Despite their importance, the government’s department for environment, food and rural affairs (Defra) has given little priority to bee health and failed to get beekeepers to report on colony health, the report said.

"Success in tackling disease incidence in honey bees and livestock will require the department to work more collaboratively with farmers, beekeepers and leading academic researchers in these areas," the report by parliament’s Committee of Public Accounts said.

Inspects found that between 7 and 8 percent of colonies had died, with the percentage increasing over the past few years.

As well as changes to habitat and food supply, the bees were being adversely affected by cold and weather, with the threat that up to 30 percent of colonies could be lost over the winter.

In order to get on top of the problem, the report recommended that Defra intensify its testing for disease and work more closely with beekeepers.

For full story, please visit uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56C6O120090713

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