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Investor Tim Ferriss funds world’s first research center on psychedelics in London

By Erin Brodwin One podcast episode was all it took to hook the best-selling author and investor Tim Ferriss on the topic of psychedelics. For one of his recent shows, Ferriss interviewed author Michael Pollan about his latest book, “How to Change Your Mind,” which details Pollan’s experiences trying several psychedelic drugs including magic mushrooms […]

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Ecuador celebrates ‘indepedence day’

As Ecuadorians began a three-day holiday weekend, Vice President Otto Sonnenholzner marked the 197th anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha in a military ceremony in Quito on Friday. Known officially as the Day of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces, May 24 is widely considered Ecuador’s independence day. In his comments before military brass, including Minister of […]

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Huawei overtakes Samsung in smart phone sales, Holiday museum schedule, Guayaquil toll highway considered, Bus drivers may join IESS

Viernes, 24/5/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Museums – During this holiday weekend, city museums and galleries will be open from 10-14:00. Following is who’s showing. Museo de Arte Moderno – Jorge Chalco and Enrique Dávila Cobos. Galería de la Alcaldía – Luis Crespo. Museo Remigio Crespo – Historic photos […]

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What’s with all the public smooching in Latin America? Conservative family values mean young lovers can’t do it at home

By Scott Adamson Parks in Latin America serve a number of purposes. They provide a green respite in an otherwise concrete jungle. They’re a space where anyone from the wealthy to the homeless can rest their legs. And, for young couples, they’re the most popular place to hook up. In the park in southern Mexico […]

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Eco tourism in Baños de Agua Santa, sharing our thrills with the locals

The term eco-tourism now refers to any activity that involves a bit of fresh air. And that’s fine. Anything that gets people off their couches, out of the malls or out from behind their entertainment screens is probably a good thing.    In the resort town of Baños de Agua Santa, sometimes called Baños de […]

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The world’s next big crisis? Sand

By Rachel Fritts Our reliance on sand is staggering — by volume, the amount we use is second only to water. As a key component of cement, asphalt, and glass, sand is integral to every aspect of our lives. It is in our phones, our schools, our hospitals, and our roads. Globally, humans consume up […]

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Start of Quito Metro subway service delayed

Cuenca isn’t the only city facing delays in the start-up of its mass transit rail system. On Wednesday, Quito Mayor Jorge Yunda announced that the Quito Metro subway would not begin operations until March or April 2020, and possibly later. As recently as last month, former Quito mayor Mauricio Rodas had insisted that the system […]

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Tram study cites poor planning, IESS meds delayed, Gun control, San Fernando celebrates, Expansion of Yasuní oil exploration denounced

Jueves, 23/5/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – “Cuenca es Joven” Festival – This youth scenic arts festival will kick off el lunes, 27/5 a las 15:00 at the U. de Azuay. 17 schools from Cuenca and other schools around the country and an average of 150 students will participate in […]

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From high heels to hiking boots, Jane Brinton transitions from California record promoter to provider of fresh water to the world’s poor

When you retire, you’re faced with a possibility for renewal and reinvention that is basically unequaled in any other transition in your life. It’s up to you to decide what your goals are and how you’re going to achieve them.” —Sid Miramontes, Retirement: Your New Beginning By Brian Hitsky Exchanging her expensive and lavish Manolo […]

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Sangay volcano in the Amazon shows increased activity as lava flows down its flanks

Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute (IG) reports that Sangay volcano is entering “a new phase of intense activity” and warned hikers and climbers to avoid the area. Located on the western fringe of the Amazon jungle in Morona Santiago Province, Sangay has been in an active phase since 1934. The IG reported Wednesday that the emission of […]

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