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The Gambia - people and their customs

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The Gambia has unique qualities over many other destinations. It is only six hours away from major European destinations, there is no jet lag, and it is a popular and affordable winter destination attracting tourists in search of sun, sea, sand and cultural experience of which this unique country has plenty.

Many faces of Finland

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Finland’s landscapes are a glorious variation on the themes of forest and water, where the comforts of modern life are never far away.

Nicaragua

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...a land of poetry and revolution, lakes and volcanoes, war and peace. To the new generation of travelers, Nicaragua represents booming beach breaks, volcano hiking, island paradises and laid-back colonial towns. It seems that the message - 'the civil war finished decades ago people!' - has finally gotten across to a world who had the country pegged as a trouble spot.

Puerto Rico

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Take some time to explore the tropical island of Puerto Rico, where you can find local exotic hideaways, miles of white sandy beaches, mountains and valleys, and many other natural wonders. In addition to the natural splendors you will find yourself surrounded by warm and friendly people.

Guam - a small island in the Western Pacific

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Hafa Adai… means hello! And believe me, Guam is certainly the destination of your choice for leisure and pleasure.

The Bahamas

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The Bahamas, a beautiful group of islands in the Caribbean, is a popular place for many people to visit. It's sunny, always warm, and one of the best places to relax and have a good time.

If you say Israel…

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In contrast to the efforts of tiny Israel to make contributions to the world so as to better mankind, one has to ask what have those who have strived to eliminate Israel from the face of the earth done other than to create hate and bloodshed?

Ghana - unbelievable country

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Ghana is one of the friendliest countries in West Africa. People are so amicable and willing to help—especially foreigners. In Ghana every time you are greeted with a friendly, “You are welcome,” followed by a firm handshake.

How to Lose Weight and Breastfeed

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After you give birth, you probably want to lose your pregnancy weight as fast as possible. But in order to produce healthy breastmilk, you actually need to increase your caloric intake to about 2,500 calories a day and not worry too much about dieting.

Morning Meals Matter!

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You’ve heard it before – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. How many days out of the week do you eat breakfast? Hopefully your answer is everyday! However, if you skip breakfast frequently, try asking yourself why.

Can you choose your baby's sex?

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Are you desperate for a daughter or dying for a son? Many parents long for a son or hanker after a daughter. The solution could lie in a mother's diet before she even conceives or according to one survay strong women are more likely to give birth to boys…

Career versus Baby

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It is always a difficult decision between pursuing a career or making a baby…

Becoming a Mother (and be a Good Mother)

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I always knew growing up that I wanted to be a mother some day.

How to Be a Good Father

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Anyone can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a daddy." A good father makes all the difference in a child's life. He's a pillar of strength, support and discipline. His work is endless and, oftentimes, thankless. But in the end, it shows in the sound, well-adjusted children he raises.

Cosmetics

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Use of cosmetics is widespread especially among women and these substances are used to enhance or protect the appearance or odor of the human skin. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toenail polishes, eye and facial makeup, permanent waves, hair colors, hair sprays and gels, deodorants, also baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, butters and many other types of products.

Snowflakes, records and types of snow

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Snow is a type of precipitation in the form of crystalline water ice, consisting of a multitude of snowflakes that fall from clouds. Since snow is composed of small ice particles, it is a granular material and it has a soft structure.

A candle

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A candle is a light source. Prior to the mid 19th century, candles were frequently made from tallow (a byproduct of beef-fat rendering). The fuel now is nearly always some form of wax, with paraffin wax being the most common. Candles made from gel, soy, beeswax, and vegetable products are also available.

Tea

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Tea is a beverage made by steeping processed leaves, buds, or twigs of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis, in hot water for a few minutes. The processing can include oxidation, heating, drying, and the addition of other herbs, flowers, spices, and fruits.

Sold to the highest bidder!

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When one thinks of auction houses, the first name that comes to mind will most likely be Sotheby´s, the largest and oldest firm on fine art auctioneers in the world.

Our world is a smaller place

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The explosion of information and communication technology has made our world a smaller place. Video phones, cellular phones, faxes, data networks and modems all serve to bring people together faster and more efficiently than even before.

What type are you?

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If you were caught in a traffic jam, would you get annoyed and honk your horn, or would you sit calmly and wait? Your reaction may indicate whether your personality is “Type A” or “Type B”.

PHOBIAS!

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A phobia is an irrational, persistent fear of certain situations, objects, activities, or persons. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. When the fear is beyond one's control, or if the fear is interfering with daily life, then a diagnosis under one of the anxiety disorders can be made.

The ORIENT EXPRESS

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Surely no train journey in the world today is more romantic than the Simplon Orient Express which originally started to travel from London to Venice and today offers unforgettable moments when you would like to reach Paris, Prague, Budapest, Rome or Istanbul! It recreates the now historic ride of the 1880´s.

COLORS set the MOOD :)

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For many people the office has become a “home away from home.” And because so much time is spent there, it has become increasingly important for an office, like home, to be a place where we can feel comfortable and relaxed.

Land of Gold and the Gold Jewelry in Thailand

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Thai gold goes back a long way. In the past there were extensive gold mines in Thailand. Indeed the word Siam - as Thailand was originally called, means “gold” in Sanskrit; the Indians called it “Suvannabhumi” (Land of Gold), and the Chinese “Jin Lin” (Peninsula of Gold).

TIME TO LEAVE THE NEST?

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Have you ever thought about how ideas about rising children differ from culture to culture? Take “leaving the nest,” for example. When are children ready to go out into the world?

How we manage time?

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How do you view time? Do you like to finish one task before you start another – or are you quite happy to juggle six or seven projects in the air at the same time, dividing your time among them?

MODERN ARCHITECTURE – It´s a beauty?

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Many people ask whether 20th and 21st century architecture has made the world a better place...

Behind the wheel

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The history of the automobile is the history of dozens of men and inventions in at least half a dozen countries.

How to make money - and how not to!

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Some people know a good investment when they see one. Others let golden opportunities pass them by.

RULES versus RELATIONSHIP

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Social researches are becoming increasingly interested in the way different cultures approach conflict situations in life.

San Francisco cable cars

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In most parts of the world, cable cars systems were obsolete by the beginning of the 20th century. But in SF, the hilly city where it was invited, the cable car now enjoys greater popularity than ever.

TO HAGGLE OR NOT TO HAGGLE?

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Have you ever considered how passive we are about the business of buying?

Easter

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Easter is the most important religious feast of the spring. It is the Christian festival of Easter celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The spring festival has its roots in the Jewish Passover, which commemorates Israel's deliverance from the bondage of Egypt, and in the Christian reinterpretation of its meaning after the crucifixion of Jesus during the Passover of AD c.30 and the proclamation of his resurrection three days later.

Cross cultural communication

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„Each person's map of the world is as unique as the person's thumbprint. There are no two people alike. No two people who understand the same sentence the same way… So in dealing with people, you try not to fit them to your concept of what they should be“, MILTON ERICKSON

Australia - another world

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Australia consists of 6 states + 2 internal territories. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Canberra. The federal capital, Canberra is the Australian Capital Territory and several external territories are also under Australian’s control.

THEATRE

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Theatre (theater) comes from the French word "théâtre" or from Greek "theatron (θέατρον)”, meaning "place of seeing". Bernard Beckerman, head of Hofstra University's department of drama, in his book, “Dynamics of Drama”, defines theatre as what "occurs when one or more human beings, isolated in time and/or space, present themselves to another or others."

VITAMINS

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Vitamins are either fat-soluble (A, D, E, K) or water-soluble (e.g. B vitamins or vitamin C). They consist mainly of the elements nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in body fat, while water-soluble vitamins are used or quickly excreted in the urine.

Beauty called ROSE

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There are approximately 150 species of rose. Crossbreeding, selection, and hybridization have led to the development of many thousands of cultivars from these species.

WHALES

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Some 78 species of whale inhabit the world ´s oceans. Their streamlined bodies show little trace of their terrestrial ancestry, with front limbs converted into flippers and hind limbs replaced by flukes.

UNIFORMS

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Uniforms make a group of people immediately identifiable, which can be important for members of the emergency services and the armed forces. They also set a clear standard for the wearer in terms of quality and function. Although some uniforms are ceremonial, especially in the military, most are designed to be practical.

Zodiac

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The zodiac is an imaginary band around the celestial sphere, which is divided into twelve parts known as the constellations of the zodiac.

PETS

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Most of people like animals and are very fond of them. Many families cherish them at home. They may look cute but pets still have their wild urges.

Children abroad

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People have always been curious about far-away places and cultures and travelling is really the only way to experience these different environments. And it is also true that the most effective way of learning a language is by living in the country concerned, but parents should always think carefully before they send their children abroad.

Coffee

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„Black as the devil, hot as hell, pure as an angel, sweet as love.” That’s the recipe for coffee, according to the French statesman Talleyrand (1754-1838).

Human Rights

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Virtually every United Nations body and specialized agency is involved to some degree in the protection of human rights.

Ice skating

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Ice skating has a history of thousands of years. Archaeologists have discovered skates made from animal bone. They managed to find out that they were used mainly in Scandinavia, where skating was seen as an essential skill among the Scandinavian upper classes!

A typical holiday

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Christmas is the biggest festival of the year. Families usually come together to celebrate it. People put up decorations and decorate a Christmas tree by candles, chains, Christmas stars or comets, candies and glittering glass trinkets.

SPECIAL MUSIC SCHOOLS

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Nowadays it is very hard to cope with children who show outstanding musical abilities. It is not always clear how best to develope and encourage their gift.

Hosting international visitors, protocol and the hiearchy of diplomats

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Protocol makes the job of representing our nation easier by making easier our work as a mission team, making our relationships and interactions within the diplomatic and host country communities more predictable.

China and Taiwan

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China was enmeshed in a civil war between Communist forces led by Mao Zedong and the Kuomintang (KMT) led by Chiang Kai-shek after WWII.

Changes in the Czech history

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Do you still remember the “Velvet revolution” in 1989? And the changes during last 90 years?

Annapolis

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Beautiful townhouses from centurie past… The pride and honor of America´s Naval Academy... The oldest working state House in the nation...

The pacific Nortwest, Alaska and the city of Seattle

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Most of the land in Alaska belongs to the federal government, the state government and groups of native peoples.

Superfood?!

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Every nation has its weapons in the nutrition wars. For the Chinese, it´s antioxydant-rich green tea. The French have flavonoid-rich red wine. In Italy, it´s olive oil – and in the US they have a steady stream of fad diets. Well, let´s see the healthy – eating tips…

MEN, ATTENTION... SHOPPING FOR A GOOD WOMAN!

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The supermarket offers the fantastic combination of food and females. Use our guide to the contents of her trolley to determine wheter she´s worth a trip down the vegetable aisle...

Discover Prague!!!

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Did you know that Einstein delivered to the public for the first time his Theory of relativity in a building located in Old Town Square?

Brief Survey of EU history

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1950 – The so-called "Schuman Declaration" lays out the principles of democratic European integration.

Good manners

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Traveling, mutual meetings with foreign cultures and different ways of living, growing globalization, international firms all over the world - this all makes us learn more about international habits to prevent social faux-paux. The Americans say: “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”


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