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Why so many Australians are heading for ...

Why so many Australians are heading for the gym

WORKING up a sweat at the gym is the second most popular fitness activity for Australians – behind walking – a report suggests. The latest snapshot into the fitness industry, the Australian Fitness Industry Report 2012, also shows most people go to their gym once or twice a week. The... read more »

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a he...

Dr Michael Gelb shares his tips for a healthy mind

MENS sana in corpore sano” is a Latin phrase coined 2500 years ago by Socratic priests. But its meaning (a sound mind in a healthy body) is just as effective today, according to a leading US creativity and innovation expert. Michael Gelb is set to visit Australia next week as part of the... read more »

Dance walking trend hits Toronto

Dance walking trend hits Toronto

Balancing her boom box on her shoulder, Susan Shapiro leads our dance walk group of 24 brave souls down St. Clair Ave. W. on a hot, lazy Sunday morning in June. We get a few curious stares and lots of smiles as our group bougies down the sidewalk to Abba’s Dancing Queen. Shapiro got the idea when... read more »

Five fall superfoods

Five fall superfoods

Fall is the perfect time to punch up your diet. The harvest season offers a bumper crop of delicious local produce, much of which is nutritionally dense, high in fibre and inexpensive, too. Embrace autumn’s bounty and kick-start your family menus with these dietitian-recommended... read more »

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Passers-by linger in front of the window displays on a main shopping street in central Hebron but seem reluctant to enter the stores. In the old market, vendors call out their wares but are... read more »

A section of the printing plant run by the communists in Northern China. Photographs of Stalin and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt are seen on the walls. Mao Tse Tung rules the area with an iron fist and as a consequence the area is in fact a state within a state.

Fear and loneliness in China

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