Feb
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What is Great Zimbabwe?

Great Zimbabwe Ruins in Masvingo - courtesy ctsnow - CC-BYThe Great Zimbabwe, or “stone buildings”, is the name given the ruins of an ancient city in the the country of Zimbabwe, which is named after it. The Great Zimbabwe and its satellite ruins extend a radius of 100 to 200 miles, a diameter almost as great as the country of France. The Great Zimbabwe [more...]

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Why vacation in Montana?

Montana Holiday - 'Glacier National Park' - courtesy jessicafm - CC-BYMontana is the place where we learn that real men wear make-up and dodge rampaging bulls for a living. Montanans are a diverse mix of hard-working ranchers, trout bums, miners, artists, historians, outdoor enthusiasts, small business owners and a whole lot more. Montana is full of wonder and jammed with everything that one thinks of [more...]

Feb
28
2009
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What is Jakarta city profile?

Jakarta - courtesy A. www.viajar24h.com - CC-BYJakarta is the capital of Indonesia and the country’s largest city. The original name for Jakarta was Sunda Kelapa. The earliest record mentioning this capital city can be traced as early as the fourth century. The city was renamed “Jakarta” by the Japanese during their World War II occupation of Indonesia and the name stuck [more...]

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Feb
28
2009
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What is Islamabad city profile?

Shah Faisal Mosque - courtesy Asim Bijarani - CC-BYIslamabad is the capital of Pakistan, and the country’s 10th largest city. While Islamabad is considered a “fairly young city” it still has thousands of years of history behind it, and is the site of one of the earliest human settlements in Asia. However it wasn’t till 1960 that Islamabad was “designed and built” as [more...]

Feb
28
2009
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What is Helsinki city profile?

Helsinki Art Nuoveau - courtesy dalbera - CC-BYHelsinki is the capital of Finland and the country’s largest city. Helsinki was founded in 1550. It was after Russia’s victory in the Finnish War in 1809 that Helsinki was made the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Finland and has remained the capital since. Half the city seems to be water, and the [more...]

Feb
28
2009
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What is Lancashire Hot Pot?

(from sketchory-com - CC+)Lancashire Hot Pot (or hotpot) is a simple traditional “slow food” from Lancashire in north-west England. Because it’s made in one huge pot, it’s an easy way to cater for large groups. It originated in the heyday of the Lancashire mills, probably as a way to provide a hot lunch (which Lankys confusingly call dinner) [more...]

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Feb
28
2009
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Can the Calorie Restriction diet slow the aging process and promote weight loss? 

Salmon sushi (photo by adactio (CC-BY)The Calorie Restriction diet, also known as the Longevity Diet, is gaining a fair amount of attention for its potential role in promoting greater health and slowing the aging process. The intent of the Calorie Restriction diet is to eat highly nutritious foods in a caloric range which sustains health while maintaining a lower-than-average weight. [more...]

Feb
28
2009
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How do you grow ornamental grasses?

ornamental grasses - 'Giant Grass' - courtesy laudu - CC-BYThe growing of ornamental grasses is becoming more popular, especially as water restrictions and drought bring their case against our water loving flower gardens. It wasn’t too long ago that many gardeners would shy from these ‘weedy’ grasses and opt for flowers and ornamental perennials. Ornamental grasses have had some bad publicity, and it’s not [more...]

Feb
27
2009
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Why vacation in Missouri?

Missouri Tourism - 'St. Louis Arch' - courtesy blmurch - CC-BYThe state of Missouri is in the Midwest, between Kansas and Illinois. When you vacation is Missouri, you can  check out internationaly known landmarks such as the St. Louis Arch, or visit other Missouri attractions such as the natural beauty of the Ozarks, the underground wonder of Missouri’s caverns, or listen to the sounds of [more...]

Feb
27
2009
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Why vacation in Mississippi?

mississippi tourism - 'Downtown Jackson' - courtesy NatalieMaynor - CC-BYFor the many visitors who come each year, Mississippi is more than just part of something larger. It is more than a region or a feature on a map, Mississippi is a land unto itself. And within its borders lie many of the things visitors seek.  You can find back street clubs churning out Mississippi [more...]

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