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sculptors before and after portraits

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This is a pictorial done by IRNA news agency of the sculptures participating in the 7th International sculpting symposium 7th edition of International Tehran Sculpture Symposium is underway in Milad Tower of capital with participation of 9 Iranian and 14 foreign sculptors. Read More »

Herbs And Spices That Can Fight Diabetes

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Cinnamon lowers blood sugar, according to several studies. But a recent Cochrane meta-analysis did not find significant reductions in fasting blood sugar (FBS), insulin resistance, or hemoglobin A1c. Then again, another meta-analysis found that cinnamon did lower hemoglobin A1c. Either way, cinnamon is loaded with phytonutrients that decrease inflammation and may aid in weight loss by lowering cholesterol and speeding ... Read More »

The self photographing epidemic

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The selfie, of course, isn’t new—it has been around since the advent of photography, when chemist-turned-photographer Robert Cornelius captured one in 1839. But in the past two years, it has become explosively popular. Like so many social changes, the rise of the selfie begins with a shift in technology. For most of the twentieth century, photography was expensive and the ... Read More »

$1 million Homes In Different States

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Alabama – 581 Willow Way W, Alexander City, AL •For sale: $949,000 •4 beds, 3.5 baths •2,520 square feet •Standout feature: Three acres overlooking lake Powered by by Zillow Read More »

Kitchen Design Ideas: Get Inspired

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Designing and creating your dream kitchen can be a tricky endeavor, but with some solid inspiration and knowledgeable guidance, it’s a snap. Read More »

List of religious populations

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There are twelve classical world religions—those religions most often included in history of world religion surveys and studied in world religions classes: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and Zoroastrianism. Here are overviews of ten of these classical religions. 10. Zoroastrianism – 2.7 million followers Zoroastrianism is an ancient  religion of Greater Iran. Much like ... Read More »

The small town with no roads

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What would it be like to live in a village that you can only get around by water or on foot? That is the reality for the residents of Giethoorn in the Netherlands. While roads have been built on the outskirts, the old part of the village is only accessible by water. The lack of roads means that day-to-day tasks ... Read More »

Women and Their makeup

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Photographs and text by Mona Hoobehfekr [link to photographers instagram page]. Wearing a hijab became compulsory in Iran during the first few months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Since then, women, and especially girls, gradually started to care about their appearance more considering their new look. [Read More] Reyhaneh Ghahremani, 21, industrial engineer. She started wearing makeup at the ... Read More »

Best exercises for weight loss

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When you’re working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in the minimum amount of time. You can safely lose 3 or more pounds a week at home with a healthy diet and lots of exercise, says weight loss counselor. If you burn 500 more calories than you eat ... Read More »

Beautiful wood carvings by Joey Richardson

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British artist and woodcarver Joey Richardson grew up surrounded by trees on a small farm within the heart of Twigmoor Woods in Lincolnshire, England, where her love for wood, nature, fauna and flora developed. Wood-turning is one of our oldest and most traditional crafts, which Joey feels passionate to keep alive. She teaches and gives demonstrations of turning, piercing, painting ... Read More »