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Nails an authentic work of art

Nails an authentic work of art

Our hands are decorated with bracelets and watches that express our character, our personality or simply the love we feel for a detail that a loved one has had with us.

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Technology for health the best investment

Technology for health the best investment

The president of Hospiten, Dr. Pedro Luis Cobiella has celebrated with great enthusiasm the result of the turnover of the financial year 2018 which has been 335 million euros.

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The punta iglesia treasure

The punta iglesia treasure

Southwest of Barahona, the province known as La Perla del Sur, is Punta Inglesa beach which runs through the city along the entire Caribbean coast.

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CHEF TITA The kitchen as a weapon of change

CHEF TITA The kitchen as a weapon of change

She has dedicated more than a decade to the investigation of the origins, influences, native products and Dominican culinary customs. For this reason, she proudly holds the title of “Ambassador of the New Dominican Cuisine”, a sociocultural movement. Inés Páez Nin, known as Chef Tita, is a leader of this trend that she enthusiastically declares and describes with passion when we ask her about it: “it’s about transforming through food, teaching with food, transmitting stories about what is behind each product, exalting the local, what is ours. A kitchen full of personality” Tita says, an alias that comes from Inesita, which is her mother’s name too and who called her like this because she is the little one.

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Barranquilla, enjoy yours charms in two days

Barranquilla, enjoy yours charms in two days

In the best corner of Colombia, right in the mouth of the most important fluvial artery of the country where the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea face each other, there you can find Barranquilla. Entry and exit door of the national economy, which is called to play a leadership role in tourism and to become a large national center of logistics services.

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Forgiveness is Healthy

Forgiveness is Healthy

A Spinoza phrase says that repentance is not a virtue because it does not come from the reason. There are many theories linked to the understanding of forgiveness, which relate reason to emotions. Understanding forgiveness as a process of liberation is a slogan advocated by psychology and philosophy. It is a capacity that was inherited from religion but now has a more secular denotation, based on reflection and meditation.

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STEPHANY ORTEGA Bel canto´s international Dominican star

STEPHANY ORTEGA Bel canto´s international Dominican star

San Felipe de Puerto Plata, known as the Bride of the Atlantic, was the city that had the fortune of seeing her born. It is possible that the mastery of the ocean, the stories of sailors and overseas myths had cradle her with rhythms of Debussy, Fauré & Saint-Saëns, Granados or Falla at the same way the popular folklore of Caribe did it.

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Concepción de la Vega THE FIRST CITY

Concepción de la Vega THE FIRST CITY

It was one of the first settlements the Spaniards founded on the island more than five hundred years ago. This city, which name comes from the valley where it is located, was born under the Fuerte de la Concepción’ shelter. Its gold mines allowed it to be a prosperous city. It contributes more than half of the country water supply thanks to a great aquifer richness in its municipalities Constanza and Jarabacoa.

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The refuge of jews after the World War II

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The refuge of jews after the World War II

“Who saves a person, saves the whole world” is the message that the Talmud enthusiastically advocates, the sacred book of the Jews, about laws, traditions, and customs.

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The flower ot the sun

The flower ot the sun

It symbolizes long life and good luck in Chinese culture and denotes vitality, positivism and energy in the Western culture. Even as a spiritual element, it is a symbol of constant search for light and, therefore, for God.

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Bugatti Divo, 5 million of pure dynamism

Bugatti Divo, 5 million of pure dynamism

The "ultra-sporty" version of the wonderful Chiron. This limited edition of 40 units produced by Bugatti is already sold at the incredible price of 5 million euros each. Launched at the end of August in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California, the new model has been named Divo, and not for its exclusive divinest but in honor of the French pilot Albert Eugène Diwo, "Divo" for his friends, who in his 20s won the mythical Targa Florio twice, at the wheel of the Bugatti.

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Animal print fever

Animal print fever

It's not new, it's a classic that is coming back to the closets, a trend we can rescue from the late 90's. It's true that it did not go so far, but maybe, if we search, we can find some vintage clothing from those times.

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Mirror neurons

Mirror neurons

Why do we close our eyes when someone we love is going to get hurt, like if it were going to happen to us? Why when we see that a couple, a friend, or a relative is crying, we feel that we need to cry too? Seems like we have the ability of reflecting their emotions, like we can feel them by ourselves. This is partly true, and the reason is the mirror neuron.

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Garden of Eden at home

Garden of Eden at home

From the paradisiacal Adam and Eve’s Garden of Eden, to the Hebrews garden of exodus in the ancient Egypt, among all types of existing gardens, one of the most exotic has been the tropical garden. It could be for the strange combination of long days, frequent rains and high temperatures, which causes plants growing with large leaves and flowers that are originally from tropical climate regions such as Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, the Caribbean, the countries of the Pacific Islands, Central America and Equatorial Africa.

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The drink to die dreaming

The drink to die dreaming

Like a title of a romantic tragedy in literature, Morir Soñando (Die dreaming) is, probably, the most recognized Dominican drink. It shares its uniqueness with the culinary traditions of the rest of the Spanish Caribbean.

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Dyed hair is trending

Dyed hair is trending

New year is coming and it’s time for reflections about our appearance. Hair dyeing is perfect to renew and leave stages behind. Who has not gone to the hairdresser for asking what can you do to be trendy? We can look for a radical change or a reserved one that just give shine and life to our hair, without taking a big risk that may be difficult to maintain. The trend sets the rules for the coming months. That's why, if you're thinking about changing your look, it's advisable to know the tones that will look better on you. At the hair fashion gateways, the copper, brown, soft beige, blond nude, the balayage technique and fantasy colors such as pink and green are on top trending. So, we are talking about asymmetrical hair, with different shades to 'play' with the lights and get a much more striking and modern effect.

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Water birth

Water birth

Is there anything more natural than a birth? This magical moment doesn’t need to happen in an operating room, there are other options such as water birth that is as safe as any other and provides other benefits. The psychoprophylactic method that takes place inside a tub with hot water and without anesthesia, is totally natural.

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The world dollar comes from the czech Word “THALER”

The world dollar comes from the czech Word “THALER”

fter the Independence War, in 1775, the continental coin is introduce with the aim of unifying the transactions and gave everyone the right of being able to change for Spanish dollars (8 reals) as the Spanish money was worldwide recognized. Benjamin Franklin himself, understands immediately the importance of paper money, and its use is spread through his writings. However, this money does not last long enough because there is
not enough financial support and bills could be easily falsified. The painful experience of the fugitives, inflation and the collapse of continental delegates drives the Philadelphia Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution.

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Pelicans, The seabirds

Pelicans, The seabirds

Birds play a very important role in ecosystems. They assist in the propagation of seeds in many environments which contributes to the reforestation of woods. Also, they influence in the pollination of some flora species, thereby benefiting the reproduction of these. In addition, certain birds are used to know the health status of some ecosystems.

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The witch from Moca... Witch, woman or bird

The witch from Moca... Witch, woman or bird

Oral tradition, which parents tell their children, is like the umbilical cord of the ancestral stories that bring us many legends like the one of the Moca Witch. Anthropologist say that this fantastic syncretism is a European legacy brought by Spaniards, since the Tainos in their religious rites did not have witches. The closest thing that has been found about indigenous witchcraft is the Bohiti or Bohique, that is, something like magicians with telepathic powers who had the gift or ability to communicate with spirits. The Bohiti pursued healing and used natural medicine to achieve their results.

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Maria Marte’s return to RD Serrania School, her volunteering project

Maria Marte’s return to RD Serrania School, her volunteering project

She began her journey from Jarabacoa more than fifteen years ago to lead one of the most important and elitist kitchens in Madrid, El Club Allard. According to her, now it is time to put "her grain of sand" and help Dominican women to receive a professional culinary training.

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Eduardo Cruz,  Visionary leadership

Eduardo Cruz, Visionary leadership

In Puerto Plata east and at Samana west, only 38 kilometers away from Nagua municipality, at the head of the María Trinidad Sánchez province, in Cabrera, there are El Diamante Beach, Caleton, Arroyo Salado, its famous Gri-Gri Lagoon, El Saltadero's waterfall and the Cabo Frances Viejo National Park, bathed by the sun and crowned with a lighthouse from where visitors can see the charm of the place. That was the birthplace of the executive chairman of the international holding Grupo Humano, Eduardo A. Cruz.

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