Don’t get sick from flying! Avoid catching a cold or flu this season

Does it seem to you that the only colds you get are after taking a plane ride? Me too! It may not be our imagination. SmarterTravel.com cites one study that showed a 20% increased risk of catching a cold after flying, while another study found that colds may be more than 100 times more likely […]

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Iglesia de Turi

Two and a half miles due south of the New Cathedral, offering much needed adornment to an otherwise unsightly and commercially developed hilltop, sits Iglesia de Turi. If it didn’t enjoy its commanding location, offering beautiful panoramic views of the city, it would have no greater claim to fame and simply be absorbed in the […]

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Giving back to Cuenca’s creative spirit

By Robert Bradley I was stopped on the street the other day by a chap who did a double-take as he passed. He turned right around, called me by name, then asked if it was true. “Are you Robert Bradley?” “Why, yes, I am,” I replied, with a combination of surprise and dread. “Do you […]

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Conscious Living: Tapping into the energy body

By Louis Bourgeois An important element of Conscious Living is the awakening and strengthening of the spiritual mind. This is our evolutionary imperative. We integrate the tribal and egoic levels of consciousness and then begin to develop our more expansive spiritual mind. Whereas the tribal mind is rooted on the physical body and survival issues, […]

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Worst foods, part II: Don’t eat this stuff!

I apologize in advance for my rant redux today, but I’m just fed up…again! Here are my second bunch of worst of the worst manufactured foods that have no place in a healthy diet. For the previous four worst foods ever, click here, and weep. #4: Salad Dressings. Not all bottled salad dressings are bad, […]

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E-ployment allows expats to work anywhere in the world but it comes with social costs

By Samantha North Annual leave is a foreign concept for branding strategist Julian Stubbs. He can travel whenever he feels like it and manage his business uninterrupted from anywhere in the world, including beaches, airports and parks. Originally from Cheltenham, England, Julian now lives in Sweden where he runs his own internet-based agency working with […]

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Working to bring artists and artisans together

By Robert Bradley I’ve been busy producing an exhibition and art show for the Municipal Museum of Art Modern. VINCULO: Reunion de Arte y Artesanias Municipal Museum of Art Modern (MMAM) November 1 to  November 10 Working in consort with the University of Cuenca, VINCULO brings together artists and artisans in common cause to support […]

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Myth or fact? Can one pig-out meal trigger a heart attack?

Heart disease is the number one killer of middle-and upper-income men and women in North America, Latin America, and throughout the world.  An epidemic of obesity and its resulting complications, most importantly type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, increase the risk significantly. Smoking and a sedentary lifestyle contribute to heart disease risk too. How […]

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A father’s touch

What memories do you have of your father’s touch? Or did he ever even touch you? Perhaps you knew his touch through physical discipline. Or, maybe he used his hands to demonstrate his love. Did he guide you with his touch? A father’s touch is very powerful. It’s an extremely emotional package no matter how […]

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