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How to Lose Weight while Enjoying a Cruise

April 29, 2015
Mention that you lose weight on cruises and the listener will assume that you are prone to being seasick.  Not so.  It is possible to lose two to five pounds a week on a cruise...
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To Discover the New World Columbus Needed a Queen and a Good Banker

April 15, 2015
Discovery of the New World in 1492 required the persistence of an explorer with vision, ability, and good financing.  Christopher Columbus sat in the library of his deceased father-in-law in Madeira, where he consumed knowledge...
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Zoë – Golden Woman of the Hagia Sophia: A Byzantine Soap Opera

April 8, 2015
The Byzantine era has so often been portrayed as the Dark Ages that the understanding of history for so many people runs from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance, as though nothing...
Portrait of Zoë in mosaic, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul.
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Sunglasses Define Cruise-Wear Style

April 1, 2015
Distinctive eyewear has become a defining note of style, to the extent that the need for corrective lenses is no longer a factor.  For decades Parisian women have been using eyeglasses as an accessory item....
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