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I’ve never been a midnight snacker.  No chocolate-frosted, cream-filled dream could ever get me out of bed na madrugada (Portuguese for “the AM”), especially when everything in my fridge needs to be prepared.   469 more words


Energy Exchange

Believe it or not, mornings are crazy at the gym.  I never imagined that so many people would be so awake and willing at 6:30 AM (although I never said in a good mood).   696 more words


Lather, Rinse, RECYCLE, Repeat

I wash my hair twice a week.  For a long time, that was the norm, but when Farrah Fawcett shampoo commercials convinced us that by using Farrah Fawcett shampoo (frequently), we, too, could sport flawless, blonde curls that bounced as we ran carefree along the shore.  392 more words

Behavioral Change

"Não teremos uma paz verdadeira até não tratarmos os Palestinos...

“Não teremos uma paz verdadeira até não tratarmos os Palestinos com dignidade”, diz Ex-chefe do Mossad, o serviço secreto israelense.



From homeless to housed, at last

Perdere tutta la speranza. Lose all hope. That should be our motto for the rest of this trip.”

Leave it to Jason to pull out this obscure Italian phrase just when I was at the lowest point of my travelling career. 1,078 more words


Brazil upgrades coffee harvest, after finding extra trees

“Brazilian officials became the latest to raise their estimate for the country’s coffee harvest – although by a modest 200,000 bags, and an upgrade down not to bigger yields, but finding an extra 50,000 hectares of plantations in Sao Paulo……” 7 more words

Latin America

Will Rio sink along with Petrobras?

It’s just the start. But — maybe — the crisis can at least partly save us from future petroleum curses.

“Chemtech, a company located at the UFRJ technology park at the Ilha do Fundão and part of the Siemens group, has already laid off 720 engineers,” … 1,002 more words

Transformation Of Rio De Janeiro / Transformação Do Rio De Janeiro