Travel Series Germany – Karlsruhe

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City Connect offers a new travel series on Germany highlighting cities and places ideal for a weekend break or holiday. This week we are reporting on the city of Karlsruhe. Karlsruhe is one of the culturally richest cities found in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was founded around the … Continue reading

Extra Large Doesn’t Mean Extra Charged

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  A lot of larger-size gentlemen will come to Savile Row, not because they watched too many James Bond films in their youth, but simply because they’ve had so much trouble finding suitable off-the-peg options on the high street. There’s a reason, of course. The off-the-peg manufacturers like “Average”. All … Continue reading

Spice Up Your Diet for a bit of Extra Fat Burning!

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Things are getting very exciting on the spice front! Ongoing research suggests that eating foods containing what are best known as ‘curry spices’ (cayenne, turmeric, cumin, coriander, fenugreek) may increase the body’s temperature by as much as 20 percent, meaning more calories are burned after a meal. A few small … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Jason Segel

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Today City Connect celebrates the birthday of Jason Segel (born January 18, 1980). Jason Segel an American actor, screenwriter, songwriter, singer, puppeteer and musician. He is known for his role as Marshall Eriksen in the CBS hit sitcom How I Met Your Mother, as well as his work with producer Judd … Continue reading

The Dangers of Cloning – a Popular Myth?

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The world of biology was relatively quiet and untainted, whereas other natural sciences such as physics and chemistry had suffered from some bad reputations. Nuclear physics is now associated with the tragedies of Chernobyl and Fukushima and chemistry has been associated with pesticides, dangerous drugs and horrible toxins. But the … Continue reading

How to Deal with Sibling Rivalry

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Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle and creator of idobelieveicamewithahat.com – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice on how to deal with sibling rivalry. Dear Agony Uncle, My older sister and I have never got along. At the tender age … Continue reading

Grammar 101: Regime vs. Regimen

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In the latest instalment of his tongue-in-cheek exploration of grammatical errors, Adrian Fernand takes a harsh but fair look at why certain people confuse the word ‘regime’ and ‘regimen’ in his excellent Grammar 101 series. Those whose profession depends on its daily use say it—dieticians, nutritionists, personal trainers—yet they’re all wrong. … Continue reading