Archive for February, 2011

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Natural Disasters, Top News

Fatal Earthquake Hits Christchurch

Fatal Earthquake Hits Christchurch

A  6.3 earthquake that lasted for about a minute hit Christchurch lunchtime today bringing major destructions everywhere in the city, 65 deaths and hundreds injured. This tremor is just one of the hundreds aftershocks since the September 4 earthquake that measured 7.1 in the Richter scale. It struck 10 kms southwest of Christchurch and filled […]

February 22, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Travel

Trip to Paris

Trip to Paris

For thousands of years, Paris has been known to be one of the most wonderful and most visited cities around the world. It stood as giant for its beautiful sight-seeing places, cultural and historical wealth. It is a wonderful city, well-known for being the “City of Lights”. And of course if you are planning to […]

February 21, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Health & Wellness

Health Benefits of a “Nutty” Diet

Health Benefits of a “Nutty” Diet

Peanut or the Arachis hypoqaea, its scientific name, belongs to the family of legumes or beans which contents high amount of protein (99%). It has a lot of local names such as the ground nuts, earthnuts, pygmy nuts, pignuts or monkey nuts, depending on what state or country it came from. Types of  peanuts: There […]

February 20, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

Health & Wellness

Eating Chocolates: Good or Bad

Eating Chocolates: Good or Bad

Did you know that the most well-known, favorite flavor of all types of sweets comes from fermented, roasted, and ground bean of Theobroma cacao? That’s right! Chocolate comes from the word “xocoatl” which means “bitter water” for Aztecs, the native Central American aborigines before the Spanish colonization Before the coming of Christopher Columbus, native Americans […]

February 20, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Sports

Golf: Origin and Facts

Golf: Origin and Facts

Golf has gained much interest from people around the world. This has also become one of the well-loved sport. Just recently Phil Michelson played the South Course in Sand Diego. He is noted for his swashbuckling style but in that particular game, he chose to play it safe. The word golf was borrowed from the […]

February 19, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

Travel

Stunning New York

Stunning New York

New York – one of the busiest, most thrilling places to explore. Much can be said about the place, but first, let’s take a look at its history. In the year 1524, Giovanni da Verrazano, an Italian national, found the New York Harbor where he met some native Americans. Dutch voyager Henry Hudson navigated the […]

February 18, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment, Weather

La Niña Leaves Australia

La Niña Leaves Australia

The weather experts say that Australia has been affected by the strongest La Niña pattern since 1917.  This phenomenon caused the oceans around the country to reach their warmest temperatures on record and produced heavy rains that flooded the states of Queensland, Victoria and some parts of New South Wales. It also contributed to the […]

February 17, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Travel

Explore the Caribbean Islands

Explore the Caribbean Islands

The Caribbean Islands, well-known travel destinations for tourists, retirees and honeymooners, are an archipelago that cover 1,000,000 square miles and located between the South and North America. There are more than 7,000 islands including reefs and islets. The total regional population is estimated to be more than 38 million and composed of people from different […]

February 16, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

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