• P1100959

    October 1, 2013 – 12:17 am in Food

    Delight & Function: The Indispensable Art of Intelligent Snacking

    It sometimes seems we live on snacks more than meals in our harried lives these days. It is almost impossible to tell where a snack ends and a meal begins. Our mothers used to warn us against…

  • Serotonin: The Happy Hormone?

    October 1, 2013 – 12:16 am in Health

    Serotonin: The Happy Hormone?

    Serotonin and its brother neurotransmitters have been the talk of, well, everywhere at least since the appearance of Prozac, during the 1990s. But the more that is learned about this tiny molecule,…

  • Carnival mask

    October 1, 2013 – 12:15 am in Travel

    La Isla Bonita

    The Dominican Republic is by Neil Geraghty located on the eastern side of the island of Hispaniola, the second-largest island (after Cuba) in the Antilles. It is here that Latin American got its…

  • In Transition: The Resilience of the Women of Tajikistan

    October 1, 2013 – 12:14 am in Travel

    In Transition: The Resilience of the Women of Tajikistan

    Even in the developed world, where feminism has been a significant societal force for over a century, women continue to struggle within their cultures to gain equal power and legal status with…

  • Gazpacho

    August 1, 2013 – 5:08 pm in Food

    Gazpacho or Pizza?

    Which summer dish would you prefer? How about both? The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses…

  • The Rise of Frankenfoods

    August 1, 2013 – 4:38 pm in Health

    The Rise of Frankenfoods

    Throughout the world there are constant and consistent disagreements revolving around politics, culture, religion, health care, and financial ideology. It appears though that one cause, one concern,…

  • Tuscany

    August 1, 2013 – 4:13 pm in Travel

    Lost in a Tuscan Tradition

    At a restored villa on a rejuvenated olive farm, writer Dee King gets a taste of what life was like for olive harvesters before mechanisation – and drinks deeply of Tuscany itself. M My trip…

  • Feynan Ecolodge

    August 1, 2013 – 4:00 pm in Travel

    Separating the Sheep from the Goats: Jordan’s Feynan Ecolodge

    Counted as one of the top fifty ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Adventure Magazine, Feynan Ecolodge in Wadi Feynan in Jordan upholds an environmental ethos that sits lightly on the…

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    June 1, 2013 – 7:23 pm in Travel

    Pirates of the Pacific

    While he remains almost unknown in his native England, 17th century pirate Bartholomew Sharp, like many of his contemporaries, left an indelible mark on those who plied the waters and lived along…

  • The Salad Days of Summer

    June 1, 2013 – 6:10 pm in Food

    The Salad Days of Summer

    Summertime and the living is easy. Who wants to be in the kitchen cooking up a hot, heavy meal, much less eat one when the weather is fine? Salads are the perfect solution. They are perfect summer…

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    June 1, 2013 – 11:16 am in Health

    The Magic of Touch

    Humans are tactile creatures, really. Many of the unique stresses of modern, westernised life might fairly be said to have their roots in an unfulfilled need for touch. Massage techniques not…

  • Berber women in Chenini village

    June 1, 2013 – 9:48 am in Travel

    Ksar Wars

    A visit to the Tunisian Sahara may feel a bit familiar. You may not have been there in person, but it has entered the mass consciousness through the light and magic of Hollywood. Still, don’t…

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