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Step Counters Carve Their Own Way To Wellness

Step Counters Carve Their Own Way To Wellness

There’s a wellness craze going on and it has nothing to do with medical research. The 10,000 steps A day road to wellness started in 1965. A Japanese professor of health science thought if people walked at least 10,000 steps a day they wouldn’t suffer the traumas of obesity. The …

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Buddha and bronzer: The Japanese monk who loves make-up

Buddha and bronzer: The Japanese monk who loves make-up

As make-up artist Kodo Nishimura sashays into a room in Tokyo balanced on pin-thin heels, he could hardly look less like a practising Buddhist monk. Immaculately made-up, sporting smoky eye-shadow, false lashes and winged eyeliner, he changes outfits three times during a presentation to starry-eyed fans. But, at the Tokyo …

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Solomon Islands – So Much More

If it weren’t for the potholes slowing us down on the road to Honiara, on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, I would have missed the sign that said Dolphin View Cottage, but our guide, Andrew, knew this road by heart. “That’s Guyas Tohabellana,” he said, waving at a stocky man …

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