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Book review: French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano

French women must have magical powers. It seems they are somehow able to eat and drink whatever they want and still stay thin and healthy.

In French Women Don’t Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure, author Mireille Guiliano helps us understand their secret of enjoying local, seasonal and delicious food while still staying healthy and happy.

With spring approaching and summer on the horizon, it’s a good time to learn from the French and not go on a diet but change your eating habits for good.
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Attack of the Egyptian red jellyfish

Geographically, Egypt has it all: Sahara Desert, Nile Valley and Red Sea.

The stunning landscapes of the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the metropolis of Cairo are along Egypt’s version of ‘tourist strips’. The Nile River becomes the country’s main drag and tourists float up and down from Abu Simbel in the south to Alexandria in the north.

There is a lot to see and much of it is, indeed, along the Nile, but by stepping off the tourist trail, visitors can be rewarded with sights and experiences all to themselves.
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6 online ways to keep safe abroad

Everyone wants a safe trip.  If your trip leaves you in a dangerous situation, ill or missing documents, it can change your trip for the worse.  The US State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) is there to care for Americans, especially while traveling.  Knowing how to use the information they offer online can help you if a threatening situation arises while you are abroad.
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The coolness of a giant, the warmth of the Northern Irish and the relief of a hot toddy

Northern Ireland is a beautiful place.  I think it incites fear in people who have never been there because of its recently violent history, but it is wonderful.  As evocative as the Republic of Ireland, but part of the United Kingdom, it’s a place I couldn’t leave as quickly as I thought I would.
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