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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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Discovering San Juan de la Maguana

Discovering San Juan de la Maguana

Surrounded by the most extensive intra-mountainous Dominican Republic valley and flanked by the Cordillera Central and the Sierra de Neiba, it treasures the largest peak of the Antilles, Pico Duarte. An unbeatable location, San Juan de la Maguana province, is known for the many rivers that mark their landscape with colors and sounds. The basins of the tributaries San Juan, Yaque del Sur, Sabaneta, Macasias or Mijo are the hydrographic holders of their agricultural and livestock production.

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The gold ship that ran aground in Hispaniola

The gold ship that ran aground in Hispaniola

From Veracruz’s Port, an amazing destination because its wonderful beaches, the Spanish fleet was returning to the Peninsula. In the convoy, made up of thirty ships, El Concepción shone with its own light, it was a 600-ton galleon that had been built in La Habana in 1620.

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Autumnal makeup trends

Autumnal makeup trends

Season after season the makeup is renewed and imposes news and trends. For this fall, Contouring, makeup trend that has been used in recent months, is giving way to the natural beauty of our faces and allows us to show a more subdued style by exploiting matte textures. The most natural look will be the protagonist. What is the secret to achieve it? Good hydration, peelings and exfoliation or ultra light bases.

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Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

One of the first and most important decisions that parents must make is the schooling of our children, since their future as adults will depend on that. There are many parameters that we must consider such as the languages, the scholar system, the school environment, the classmates ...

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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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