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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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Monsignor Nouel, the nobleman who became Archbishop of Santo Domingo

Monsignor Nouel, the nobleman who became Archbishop of Santo Domingo

He said that piety, instruction and caution should be values ​​that govern the lives of everyone. Thus, Monsignor Nouel said in many of his letters, with his firm eyes to the crucifix, according to the National Archives of the Nation, that his greatest reward was the welfare of souls.

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Mobile payments: The new commitment to technology

Mobile payments: The new commitment to technology

For millions of people the wallet is becoming something antiquate. Many countries, such as Denmark, are getting prepared to remove transactions in cash from some kind of stores. ¿Why? Easy. Most of the mobiles in the market have the technology to be used as a tool for payment just by bringing the phone to the Point-of-Sale Terminal. Mastercard and Visa said that cellphones could be an interconnected smart terminal of the future like the POS “PosNet” or “LaPos” are right now. Actually, POS has acquired vanguardism characteristics at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona when there was the suggestion that jewels could be used as smart terminals too, as it has been proved by the FF Group (Folli Follie).

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Flying cars are a fact

Flying cars are a fact

What would have happened if Bob Gole and Robert Zemeckis had chosen another car different than DeLorean in Back to the Future? What if the Ghostbusters car had been a 4x4 instead of the Cadillac Miller-Meteor? Science fiction, frequently, exceeds our expectations and makes us imagine the future with vehicles that have two clear characteristics: no pilot driving and they can fly.

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Decorated handmade cookies

Decorated handmade cookies

Candy's funniest face

In the Old World, what today we know as a cookie, was a flat and thin wafer, hard, square and cooked. Its origin dates back to around III BC in Rome, where it was known as a thin biscuit: "bis coctum" in Latin, which means "twice cooked" as an allusion to its low humidity compared to bread or cakes. To make them soft, Romans used to dip them in wine.

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Santo Domingo: Resilient design for Smart cities

Santo Domingo: Resilient design for Smart cities

Two high scale earthquakes took place in Latin American in 2010. Haiti, January, 2010: 7.0-magnitude, 1.3 million displaced and 316,000 deaths. Chile, February, 2010: 8.8-magnitude, 800,000 displaced and more than 500 deaths. A tragic episode that pushed countries of the region to think about resilience design as a way to overcome climatic phenomena, that is, sustainable and innovative structures able to positively face the onslaught of nature.

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Seahorses, Faithful Partners

Seahorses, Faithful Partners

There are around 40 known seahorse species in different sizes and appearance. “The Hippocampus Denise Pigmeo” is a coin-sized seahorse. It is the smallest one. Its orange-colored lumpy skin works as the perfect camouflage in the western pacific. It is the master of disguise. Among other big-sized species, there is one with a big womb which lives around Australia and New Zealand. It is 13-inch long. 

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What is behind yoga movement?

What is behind yoga movement?

Yoga requires an absolute control of breathing. Breathing that must be connected with body movements. That’s the key to ensure that our organism is going to have enough oxygen while it is in physical activity. Oxygen is crucial to obtain the benefits of each pose and deep and conscious breathing combined with movement, helps us to improve the breathing capacity.

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Why do we cry?

Why do we cry?

Pediatric consultation. Mothers from different professions and lifestyles take their children and babies to the specialist. All of them have one thing in common: children crying with intensity. It could be hunger, cold, fear or pain, but they all have the same behavior. First-time moms act alarmed and despaired, while the experienced ones already have a consolidated idea in their subconscious: in the absence of oral language, children cry to ask for the care and attention they require from adults. A mechanism that guarantees their survival. Something that already was analyzed by Darwin in his famous Theory of Evolution.

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Beards are trending

Beards are trending

They emerged from hipsters and lumbersexuales, yes, those who wear check shirts, rustic boots, and sports a groomed beard in a careless style, which project themselves as lumberjacks just arrived from their work (hence the English word "lumber", referring to wooden boards).

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