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From Madonna to Enlightenment

Discovering conscious clarity and peace through Sivananda yoga

My first exposure to yoga was, if I’m honest, through Madonna. I was 14 when the American pop icon relaunched herself as an earth mother with her Ray of Light album, attributing her new impressive, toned physique to the “Ashtanga” form […]

By |May 23rd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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More Than Skin Deep

The medical tourism industry is booming and Vietnam is tapping into the market

Vietnam’s got sandy beaches, ancient history and topnotch restaurants, but that’s not why tourists are flocking here: they’re coming for the health care. Medical tourism is a booming industry thanks to affordable prices, cutting […]

By |May 15th, 2018|Features, Health|0 Comments
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Paw Pixels

Time to get Fido and Whiskers ready for their close-ups

Fluffy cats with pouty expressions and pugs posed with their paws in the air are pretty much the stuff that makes any human being smile. If your Instagram feed is mostly celebrity pets, Lil Bub and […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Past Reflections, Future Considerations

After the success of the exhibition Waging Peace – U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed America’s War in Vietnam, which opened in March at the War Remnants Museum storied diplomat, Madam Ton Nu Thi Ninh, the current president of the Ho Chi Minh City Peace […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Curious About Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of healing that has been used for many different purposes more than 3,500 years

According to an article on positivehealthwellness.com by Karen Reed, there are numerous scientifically proven benefits to cupping therapy, which includes helping the body recover from weaknesses due to […]

By |May 8th, 2018|Features, Health|0 Comments
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My Life As a Bird Artist

Capturing the inherent beauty of birds through ink and paper

As I write this, I’m sitting outside on my balcony with a morning cup of tea, listening to the birds singing and planning the day. My own two parrots are out here with me and I’m watching a […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Art, Arts, Features|0 Comments
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Nature is Calling

Raising public consciousness of protecting Vietnam’s flora and fauna

Gaia nature conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to environmental conservation efforts in Vietnam, is opening a new educational program in cooperation with World Wildlife Fund and HSBC Bank. The program is focused on changing negative behavior towards nature through education and communication programs, and will […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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The Dry Fruits of Labor

An initiative to help farmers improve income, health by drying fruits and vegetables with solar dryers

Vietnam has a deep love affair with fruit. Everywhere you go—city or countryside—you are overwhelmed by the sheer variety. From the more common mango and coconut, to the (relatively) exotic longan, lychee and dragonfruit. The tropical weather, and […]

By |April 26th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Tie a Green Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree

Spreading the “be green” trend in Vietnam

“It started with just me and a few students,” says Nhan Nguyen, one of the founders of Vietnam Sach & Xanh (Vietnam Clean & Green), a nonprofit organization working to make the country litter free and environmentally friendly. Of course, this was […]

By |April 19th, 2018|Features|0 Comments
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Be Like The Lotus

Chris Humphrey talks to Dang Thanh Long, Executive Director of Vietnam Green Buildings Council, about how they increase the number of environmentally-friendly buildings in Vietnam and improve quality of life as a result

It seems fitting to meet Dang Thanh Long in Creative City, one of Hanoi’s most progressive office spaces. The […]

By |April 16th, 2018|Features|0 Comments