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Cuenca expats take on ‘Ironman’ 70.3 Ecuador

By Paul Amos The Ironman 70.3 Ecuador began in Manta in 2015 and every year since has drawn over 1,200 athletes from all over the world. Despite the 7.8 magnitude earthquake near Manta in April, 2016, the race went on as scheduled. The Ironman Foundation, which supports communities in which Ironman events are held worldwide, […]

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Toothpaste: Do you need it? What’s in it?

The Ancient Egyptians are said to have first developed toothpaste made from ashes, eggshells, pumice and water. The Greeks and Romans added crushed bones and oyster shells. And as reported in Huffpost.com, “the very essence of early tooth care was “abrasion,” and it stayed this way for a very long time.” But as reported in […]

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Conscious Dying: A life well-lived deserves to be celebrated when it ends

It has taken awhile to get back in the saddle and write the next segment of my Conscious Living series. But I have thought quite a bit about this segment, wanting to address more in depth the elements of Conscious Dying. I have mentioned earlier that a key part of Conscious Living is the ability […]

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Can the quality of your diet hasten or delay menopause?

Could the foods you eat help determine when you start menopause? They might, says a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. Researchers found that women who ate more fish and beans and other legumes started menopause at a later age, while women who ate a diet heavy on refined pasta and […]

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Shoulder your civic responsibility as an expat and pay your taxes

According to Quora Digest, the southern hemisphere houses 12.2% of the world’s population. I was aware of this prior to moving to Ecuador; it was one of several determining factors​ that propelled my decision to move here​. When I arrived, I quickly learned that the city of Cuenca ideally suited my needs in several important […]

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