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Obesity, a deadly disease

Obesity, a deadly disease

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that since 1975, obesity has nearly tripled worldwide. In 2017, more than 1900 million adults over 18 years old had overweight, from which more than 650 million were obese. For children under five, they pointed to the figure 41 million children with this disease.

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The Legend of Santo Cerro

The Legend of Santo Cerro

Winners and losers write the history books, talking about heroic battles and extreme situations that trigger conquests. It is often difficult to find out the real facts but through the oral tradition it can get as close as possible to the truth, as the case of the first battle between Europeans and Amerindians in the battle of Santo Cerro in March 1495.

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Gastronomic Ambassador, Martín Omar

Gastronomic Ambassador, Martín Omar

Martín Omar was appointed Dominican Republic’s Gastronomic Ambassador at Madrid Fusión 2016, for being the first Dominican chef to participate on stage.

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The magic of a pen

The magic of a pen

In the medieval Europe’s monasteries dedicated to the copying of manuscripts, the monks used to mark the paper with ink by using a kind of brush called penicillum, kind of similar to a brush. Something not new, if we consider that the Romans used a cane with animal hair trimmed for this purpose. It was not until the first third of the 16th century, when the German painter and engraver Alberto Durero invented something more like a pencil: a lead bar and a certain tin alloy called a silver tip, whose mark could be erased with breadcrumbs. Some historians say that Josef Hardtmuth, of Austrian origin, son of a carpenter, is the responsible for his appearance. Discontent with the low quality of the tools that were available to write, he had the idea of mixing clay with graphite powder, and after many tests he found the right degree of hardness for the pencil, and in 1792 he founded his own company in Vienna.

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Discover Curacao in 48 hours

Discover Curacao in 48 hours

Its name comes from a liqueur made by maceration in alcohol of a variety of orange bitter rinds called laraha, originally from this Caribbean island, which is located a few kilometers north of the Venezuela coasts. Because of its extension, it is perfect to tour in a few days. From Santo Domingo to Curaçao there are connections with six weekly flights through different airlines. The journey is less than two hours.

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Dominikosas, Useful objects

Dominikosas, Useful objects

Generations born in the “digital age” perceive those of us who were born in the last century as "prehistoric", perhaps exaggerating, although not so much.

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Hector Anibal, a multifaceted artist of the reinvention

Hector Anibal, a multifaceted artist of the reinvention

In the middle of a backdrop of political and social instability, limited to military disobedience that put in game the government of President Joaquin Balaguer, when Dominican society still was alarmed after the murder of journalist Orlando Martinez, in San Francisco de Macoris a baby is born, on February 26, 1975, the singer, producer and actor, Hector Anibal Estrella Pantaleon.

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Spirit of Freedom Las Galeras, Samana

Spirit of Freedom Las Galeras, Samana

The everlasting Dominican poet Pedro Mir, outlined in one of his most transcendental compositions that the Dominican Republic is that country in the world placed in the same path of the sun just fruity and fluvial. A place that is not made to fall asleep.

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Patronymic surnames, personal identity symbols

Patronymic surnames, personal identity symbols

People are identified by a name and one or two surnames depending on the region. For example, in Argentina until 2008 it was used only father’s surname. To conect our surnames with our ancestors’ is not only an act of faith it’s also an evolutionary sign of our roots. The name connects you to a lineage, and we all need that connection, especially from a certain point of life where you start to think about finitude and therefore the ancestors and progeny we left.

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Ana Moreno, stepping strong, From Altos of Chavon to Parsons in NY

Ana Moreno, stepping strong, From Altos of Chavon to Parsons in NY

She had very clear ideas since a little girl: she was a "doll" that would let herself be dressed to learn how to dress others.

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Anacaona and the cohoba ritual

Anacaona and the cohoba ritual

The ancient habitants of the island, known as Tainos, divided the territory under a smart geopolitical and social structure, based on the different areas of cultivation and management in different communities. It was a society that put in value the importance of Mother Nature and the relationship between astronomy and the flora and fauna.

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The power of mind in our decisions

The power of mind in our decisions

We all have heard in some occasion that a positive attitude can overcome a disease more quickly or how does daily stress and worries reduce our immune response. I ask myself however, how has been demonstrated the relationship between a positive mental attitude and disease. I mean, how does affect mind on the body?

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The romanticism of hydrangeas

The romanticism of hydrangeas

Main lungs of the world, plants improve our ecosystem and are essential in our nature, but also have a great value at decorative level. Maintenance must be continuous, especially because they must be care by experts that know their habitat.

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Drinking water wisely

Drinking water wisely

Water is an essential element of the Earth and three quarters represent its supremacy in our ecosystem. Natural mineral waters have a common factor: they are pure in origin but their mineral composition varies depending on the type of rock where it is filtered, time, depth and temperature during its travel through the underground.

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Natureza  Furniture with its own identity

Natureza Furniture with its own identity

When we created our home or a place where we want the warmth that envelops us welcome us, we must have spaces that stand out for their uniqueness. Specifically looking for this, we discovered a wood craftsman that a few years ago gave birth to originals, specials and different furniture.

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Laser blepharoplasty Regain a youthful look without surgery

Laser blepharoplasty Regain a youthful look without surgery

During physiological aging, skin loses elasticity and the face features become more pronounced or obvious. In the eyes there is a certain transformation: eyebrow tail begins to descend, skin fold on the eye are originate, existent fat behind the upper eyelids are more pronounced forward, eyes seem abnormally sunken into their sockets and lateral wrinkles known as rooster's feet appear.

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Smoking, license to kill

Smoking, license to kill

According to the World Health Organization, smoking is the first avoidable cause of disease and death in the world. The most recent statistics indicate that spite of the international efforts to reduce its use, it causes seven million deaths a year and has become the foreground among medical problems, and is related with different critical diseases that every day become more important as a cause of disability.

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American Express

American Express

The tendency to the disappearance of physical money is a reality, a transformation that began long time ago with the arrival of the cards, but now is accented with cell phones and latest technologies that will succeed that we move out of cash in the future not very far.

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A weekend in San Martin

A weekend in San Martin

They say that traveling is open your eyes to the beauty of the world. In less than two hours from the International Airport of Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, we can reach the smallest island in the world shared by two nations since 350 years ago. Let’s talk about San Martin if it were a Caribbean Berlin wall, it is divided by an imaginary line agreed in 1648 that is separate in to two symbolically: Sin Maarten, the Dutch side, and St. Martin, its French counterpart.

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Dominican pellizas

Dominican pellizas

On the Duarte highway, that goes north of the island, getting through the heart of Cibao, the central region of the country, we find in the landscape on both sides of this road, colorful carpets sold in makeshift stalls. Called "pellizas" which can be found almost at the entrance to the community of Piedra Blanca at the municipality of Bonao, provoke attention and sometimes it is mandatory to take some pictures, know how they are made off and why not to buy some.

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Dante Cucurullo, a musician by profession

Dante Cucurullo, a musician by profession

THE PAINTER OF SOUNDS

MASTER OF ALL

Synonymous with music, rhythm and passion that could define Dante, son of a musician who born with the gift of having a powerful ear, he does not had an easy life because at that time music was associated with a bohemian life. Such was the talent of his father, a doctor by profession, when he played the piano could attract people around his house like Pied Piper of Hamelin.

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Bonao, cultural city of Dominican Republic

Bonao, cultural city of Dominican Republic

The famous Dominican writer Cesar Sanchez says that Bonao, as a mestizo town, is the result of many cultures that have gave this land their wealth as a region and their warmth as a community. Main town of Monsignor Nouel, province that carries the name of a former archbishop of Santo Domingo and former president of the country, acquires its name by the power of the Taino cacique that ran the territorial constituency before the arrival of the Spaniards to the island.

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