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What Makes Extra Virgin Olive Oil So Healthy?

With headlines like “fat is back” appearing so regularly in the news, it is perhaps wise to remember that healthy fats, such as the monounsaturated fats in extra virgin olive oil have never really “been away.” Olive oil has been at the heart of the traditional Mediterranean diet for thousands ...

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Russia in Libya, A Driver for Escalation?

Russia’s support for Khalifa Haftar in the name of countering terrorism could instead escalate Libya’s conflict and undermine the UN-sponsored political process. Since summer 2016 Russia has stealthily joined the fray in Libya, having disengaged in 2011 when its hopes at protecting up to $10 billion in contracts with the ...

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Sports and exercise can help to relieve the mind of stress. It is not clear whether particular forms of exercise are more suitable than others. However, sports that force you to get out of your comfort zone may have amazing benefits not only on your physical health but also on ...

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5 things you should never post on Facebook

Facebook has become the Google of social networks. If you’re not updating your status right now, chances are that you are uploading photos or taking some sort of odd quiz. We post tons of intimate details about our lives that we normally wouldn’t share with anyone. We think that as ...

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The Deadly Sea from Libya to Europe

The flow of migrants to Europe has increased dramatically over the past year even as their trips become more dangerous. Over the last few years, the expanse of Mediterranean Sea stretching between Libya and Italy has become an increasingly dangerous highway used by economic migrants and refugees pursuing a desperate ...

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One Nation, Divided

The nation is still deeply divided over Donald Trump’s stunning win – and so is Congress. The 2000 presidential election was a painful period for American democracy, as voters and candidates wondered whether the electoral system that was supposed to be a model for the world was, in fact, fatally ...

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The youthful path to ending Middle East wars

On the sixth anniversary of the Arab Spring, the region’s youth are even more embracing openness and freedom. They might help bring peace from below. Even though the Middle East is entangled in four wars and millions of refugees, many Arabs will mark an inspiring anniversary on Dec. 17. Six ...

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