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Day: November 1, 2023

Brown, Black, Red… WHICH RICE IS HEALTHIER?

Rice is an important food staple that supports the nutritional needs of more than half of the global population. There are more than 40,000 different varieties of cultivated rice. From the aromatic Thai “jasmine” rice used in curries, to the “basmati” rice of India, each variety, or cultivar, is distinguished by its grain length, shape and colour. Each cultivar also has its own flavour,...
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DISAPPEARING CITY BACKYARDS

Backyards today are being lost to higher-density housing. Backyards are the most local of green spaces – an environment where city dwellers can retreat from the pressures of daily life. But in modern city planning focussed on making cities more compact, a large backyard is often seen as undesirable because of the space it consumes. “Such beautiful sources of shade in the backyards of cities...
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HIGH HEELS DAMAGE YOUR FEET – AND BODY

The X-ray shows how wearing high heels exert considerable pressure on the bones, muscles and tendons of the feet. There are 26 bones in your foot. When you wear high heels, each of these bones is in improper position. This increases your risk of bone pain and osteoarthritis. In addition, the alignment of your knees, back and hip are all sacrificed. When your body is so unaligned, your joints...
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