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I’m not judgmental,” said the woman working for an NGO in Cambodia. “But I just don’t understand why they don’t seem to get it.” She works handing out soap and toothbrushes as part of a community health project and the “it” is using said items for the improved hygiene results the NGO was counting on. The locals had their own ideas and were instead selling said hygiene improvements.

Struggling to get in shape, Owen Salisbury tries another tack and gets himself down to the doctor. As he discovers, nothing is ever straightforward

The wine industry is a very male dominated world. All facets of production, appreciation and sales have traditionally been the domain of men. This has, of course, undergone a considerable change in recent years, and the wine business is becoming much more balanced. But wine styles and marketing are still very much skewed towards attracting male consumers.

Everybody seems to have some go-to dieting rules when trying to lose unwanted pounds. You’ve probably heard all sorts of silly rules, maybe even followed them at some point. Let’s weigh up a few common diet rules and see if there is any truth in them. Most commonly held beliefs about dieting won’t help you lose weight or make dieting any easier.

Photo by Francis Xavier 

When I first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City I didn’t fully appreciate the layers and complexity of the city.

Photo by Matt Dworzanczyk

On the back of his bike, Nemo, Matt covers wild distances across India

Dear Douglas,

 

We are continually dealing with patients who have been in traffic accidents. Some 95% of our traffic accidents are as a result of motorbikes or scooters.

Nguyen Hue in the late 19th century when it was still a canal

Nguyen Hue, one of the most successful military commanders in Vietnamese history, and an emperor of the Tan Son Dynasty, has a major street in almost every Vietnamese city named after him. Yet the one in Ho Chi Minh City is perhaps the best known.

Sometimes when you try to do something you hit a brick wall. After four months of trying to get into shape, Owen Salisbury has done just that. Yet he’s not prepared to give up

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