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Top Fashion Trends in 2017

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One thing about fashion that is intriguing is how dynamic and fast it changes overnight. You might find something in trend this minute and the next, it’s out through the window. As much as this is the downside of fashion, it’s also what gives beauty and rise to new trends every other day. Each season stands out with a new trend and fashion combos that gracefully flourish by until the next season where another trend kicks in and stills the spotlight. That’s how fashion works, and I must admit it got many going crazy with excitement from the designers, models,...

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What is a Jellyfish?

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Jellyfish are marine animals that have a characteristic gelatinous body (the reason for its name), shaped like a bell and tentacles. About 500 million years ago these strange animals appeared. They belong to the family of Cnidarians, the same of the anemones and the coral. Many times they can be confused with plastic bags on the shore. Surely you've heard of them when you go to the beach or see them in a movie, and you know that you should be careful with the tentacles as they are poisonous even weeks after the jellyfish died. In their tentacles, they have...

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Why You Should Eat Nuts? The Health Benefits of Eating Nuts

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Despite being small, nuts are loaded with nutrients, proteins, minerals and healthy fats. They are the favorite snack of many people as they offer different benefits. There are many different types of nuts you can choose from, with different benefits each. You can get these nutrients from just one ounce. Maybe you did not know this, but after knowing why you should eat nuts more often, you will. According to studies, people who eat nuts several times a week tend to be less likely to suffer from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and more. Some of the nutrients and...

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A Brief Introduction to Chinese Cuisine

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Something very important for Chinese culture is its cuisine, which is known worldwide and has even influenced others in Asia. Depending on the region these can vary the ingredients and how they are prepared. The Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, Zhejiang cuisines are the most outstanding in China. Chinese cuisine is described by its color, smell and taste; it is not as difficult to prepare as some people may think. There are four characteristics or flavors of which a quality dish should have one or several, these are Xian, Nong, Xiang and You er bu ni. The culinary...

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A Brief Introduction to South African Cuisine

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South African cuisine is influenced by various cultures thanks to the colonization by other countries over the years. Among these influences are the Dutch, French, Indian, British, Italian, Cape Malay people’s cuisine and not forgetting the one practiced by the natives of Africa. Its wide variety of cultures and its extensive history has evolved to what today are the flavors that characterize them. Due to this certain types of cuisines stand out which are the African, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu, Afrikaans, Cape Malay, English and Indian. In this place, there are a lot of tasty dishes, aromas, and techniques that delight...

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