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A foodie’s guide to Russia

One of Russia’s more surprising travel trump cards is the lip-smacking diversity of what’s cooked in its kitchens and served in its restaurants and cafes. From kasha (buckwheat porridge) in Kaliningrad to freshly caught crab in Kamchatka, the world’s largest country offers an abundance of both homely tastes and gourmet treats that Continue Reading

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How to live like a Local in Delhi

Lonely Planet Local Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu divides her time and affection between Delhi and her home in Chandigarh. During the winter months she spends as much time as she can in the Indian capital, seeking out doses of art, culture and cuisine and stopping by her favourite jazz bar. The Continue Reading

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What It’s Like to Get Nexplanon, the Birth Control Implant in Your Arm

Fed up after seven years of taking birth control pills every day but unsure about getting an IUD, one woman finally found an easier, more convenient form of long-term contraception that worked for her lifestyle. In eleventh grade, I got my first serious boyfriend—and with him came my first birth controlpill prescription, per my mother’s insistence. Continue Reading

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Bacterium promotes colorectal tumor growth

Recent research finds a bacterium that drives tumor growth in colorectal cancer, which is the second leading cause of cancer-related death. The gut contains trillions of microorganisms, but new research finds one bacterium that drives the growth of colorectal cancer cells. The human gut normally hosts tens of trillions of diverse microorganisms. Continue Reading

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