Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The Healing Power of Bathing

There’s a story in the Nihon-shoki, the 1,300-year-old annal of Japanese history and legend, that at DÕgo, in what is now the city of...

Science Pioneers

They who broke new ground and bettered the lives of many

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Grubs and other insects could offer a healthier and more sustainable food choice in the future.
Cambodia, Performance, Arts, Disabilities

Epic Encounters : Trailblazing Cambodian Theatre  

Internationally-touring theatre company Epic Encounters showcases the many talents of performers with disabilities   Text Jennie Pearson  Photos Charlotte Hodges/Photographers Without Borders   To get a drink the way...
Chinese beauty, Historical cosmetics

Asia’s Age-Old Beauty Trends

Across Asia, women throughout the ages have decorated their faces in pursuit of specific beauty ideals
Blood letting , Ancient remedies, Medieval Europe

Ancient Remedies: East vs West

Leeches, lobotomies and magic mercury potions: the earliest medicines from both ends of the globe
asia superfood

Asia’s Superfoods: Infographic

Some of Asia’s traditional dishes and ingredients have become revered as “superfoods” with their amazing health benefits.

No Smoke Zone

The number of smokers is at 5-year low in the Philippines due to better tobacco controls by the government.

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