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Vietnam’s wildlife is as diverse as it is beautiful. In fact, Vietnam alone boasts more than 11,000 species of animals. As beautiful as these are, it is important to recognize the dangers that wildlife can bring and be prepared for any eventuality.

This month Bookworm’s Truong looks at work that focuses on the family and family relationships

Last month for western New Year I discussed four key components of how to make the best start to your health and fitness efforts. Two New Years allows a double opportunity to start 2016 in the most positive way possible. If you haven’t kick started your efforts yet, the Lunar New Year provides a second chance.

The gym diaries 4. Photo by Kyle Phanroy

Despite making some noticeable gains in his path to fitness, over the past month staff writer Owen Salisbury has found himself struggling to fulfill his goal of having ‘muscles like beach balls’

Wine appreciation is a funny thing. Most people discover wine by having a sip out of their parents’ glass. Maybe they like it, maybe they don’t, but either way it is a very ‘grown-up’ thing to do. Growing up through the teen years, most young people try alcohol but more often than not it is in the form of beer or cocktails. But once people discover the magic of wine there is usually no turning back. A whole world of flavours, smells, language and confusion awaits.

One of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals is to eradicate extreme poverty. While in Vietnam it's been achieved, other countries are still struggling

As we head into the Lunar New Year and debts are paid off and homes swept clean to ensure health and success in the coming months, the UN has also done a bit of housekeeping. Put your thinking caps on. Quick! — name the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the next 15 years. OK, can you name the old Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)? Something about poverty and water, right?

Word staff writer Owen Salisbury has started to take his fitness seriously: he’s hired a trainer. In the second of a series of columns, Owen learns the value of patience

An expat in Vietnam, Singapore or China gets the opportunity for two new beginnings each year — the western New Year and Tet or the Chinese New Year. However, year after year the vast majority of people who attempt self-directed health and fitness programmes fail.

Matt journeys on through North East India’s Nagaland and into Arunachal Pradesh on the back of Nemo, his motorbike

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