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The National, Monday July 11th, 2016

IT is time for everyone to start taking stock of their health and we say it begins with what we eat. Going along the saying of ‘you are, what you eat’ most people are now being conscious of what they eat and starting on regular exercises to keep fit. It is always good to see people walking especially along Waigani Drive from Gerehu to Waigani and even at Ela Beach.
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APART from keeping fit, we support The National’s regular contributor Dr Uma Ambi write-ups on the importance of allowing our mind to be free and not to get caught up in a situation that bears little importance to your life; Keep life simple and do enjoy the simple things of life. It is an essential question to answer when the ongoing  social economic indicators are moving in the reverse direction; the law and order problems, unrest, ethnic group violence and youth violence to emphasize a few.
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HOW would you describe your drinking?  Most people say “a little” or “a moderate amount” and many people know about the sensible drinking limits – yet many people are drinking over these limits. Most of us enjoy a drink now and again.
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THE problem with most of us Papua New Guineans is that we do not know how to drink alcohol. Many people drink alcohol and the majority do so without any problems. Drinking can be enjoyable and sometimes helps you to unwind or relax. But heavy drinking, getting drunk or drinking at the wrong time or in the wrong situation can lead to a range of difficulties.
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BEEKEEPING is one of the oldesgt forms of food production – humans have been harvesting honey from bee colonies for thousands upon thousands of years. Beekeeping was particularly well developed in Egypt and is discussed by the Roman writers Virgil, Gaius Julius Hyginus, Varro and Columella. Bees were traditionally kept for their honey, but today crop pollination often provides the greater part of a commercial beekeeper’s income.
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INTERESTING …. Scientists have designed a robotic stingray that could help our understanding of the human heart. The miniature robot, one-tenth the scale of the actual fish, moves using heart cells taken from a rat.
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ON this day in 1999, the US women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
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QUOTE of the day: No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home. – L. Fank Baum (1856-1919)
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