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THE first Oktoberfest was held as a horse race celebrating the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Saxony-Hildburghausen. In the years that followed, the race was combined with the state agricultural fair, and food and drink were offered. Since that time the 16-day festival has become, above all else, a celebration of German beer, drawing more than five million attendees annually.
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DID You Know That Donating Blood Preserves Cardiovascular Health? Blood viscosity is known to be a unifying factor for the risk of cardiovascular disease, says the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.
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NOW this is interesting … how thick and sticky your blood is and how much friction your blood creates through the blood vessels can determine how much damage is done to the cells lining your arteries.
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YOU can reduce your blood viscosity by donating blood on a regular basis, which eliminates the iron that may possibly oxidize in your blood. An increase in oxidative stress can be damaging to your cardiovascular system. According to a study by the Journal of the American Medical Association, blood donation also reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
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EDUCATION is the cornerstone to becoming a successful person but that cannot be achieved without the support of parents and teachers. Parents especially play a big role in contributing to what their daughters and sons become. It is not a good sign when we see primary school children smoking and chewing betel nut and taking alcohol.
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MANY parents could not careless what their children are doing. Maybe we should jail parents whose under aged children are doing that.
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SOME students need to be reminded to be grateful for the love and support given to them from their parents and teachers who help and assist them in achieving the best of their ability. Students themselves also should set their expectations for the year and the future and education should be number one priority.
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BORN into an observant Jewish family, Edith Stein converted to Christianity in 1922. After studying philosophy, she became a nun in 1934. She moved from Germany to the Netherlands to avoid Nazi persecution, but in 1942 she was arrested because of her Jewish heritage.
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SHE was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp and died in the gas chamber that year. She was canonised by Pope John Paul II in 1998 and is also known as Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
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QUOTE of the day: Love locks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. – Josh Billings
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