How to Stay Forever Young

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By Arthur Albert At the age of 78 years young, I was picked from 9,000 audition tapes to be one of 10 cast-mates on the Ashton Kutcher-produced reality show Forever Young. The show threw 5 seniors over 70 years of age into a house with five young folks under 30 and filmed what happened next. The result was both hilarious and heartwarming. Viewers have More...

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On February 22, 2018
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What Happened to Leisure?

When asked to conjure an image of Brazil, most foreigners think — leisure. It’s a life of wide, sandy beaches, and family gatherings where relaxation takes precedence. However, all of this is changing More...

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On January 25, 2018
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The King of Rio de Janeiro

For 22 years, Márcio Mizael Matolias has avoided high rents in an upscale district of Rio de Janeiro by living in a sand castle. Instead of going for one of the luxury apartments that line the streets of the pricey More...

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On October 18, 2017
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Brazil’s Young Democracy

Brazil is a young democracy. This is not a criticism or an excuse, but an observation. While the country has had several democratically elected presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries, for most of Brazil’s More...

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On October 4, 2017
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Sérgio Moro Lauded

Judge Sérgio Moro was presented with the Notre Dame Award at a ceremony on October 2 in São Paulo. The Award was presented by the University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins. Judge Moro was cited More...

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On September 12, 2017
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When Blimps Ruled the Air

A dirigible balloon is a lighter-than-air floating airship, also known as a blimp. Balloons filled with hot air large enough to carry humans have been around since the 1600s. However, no blimp has ever been as More...

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On June 10, 2017
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The Secrets of Native Tea

Rio Branco, the capital of the state of Acre, hosted the Second World Ayahuasca Conference. Experts from 40 different countries discussed the shamanic drink of indigenous origins. Psychologists and anthropologists More...

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On November 12, 2016
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Trump Triumphs – How Did It Happen?

On Wednesday morning, November 9, The New York Times headline in double-sized print read “Trump Triumphs.” Brazil and the rest of the world woke up to an unbelievable catastrophe. The loud-mouthed presidential More...

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On August 14, 2012
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A Marriage Frosted with Love

Great creations come out of bakery kitchens all over the world every day, but it’s rare to find a creation as perfect as André and Alvina Boldori, two Brazilians who met while living in London and have married More...

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On August 9, 2012
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Branding Your Internal Customer Service

  By Stephanie A. Parson “Be loose and have fun. Bake phenomenal bread. Run fast to help customers. Create strong and exciting bakeries. And give generously to others.” To satisfy your internal customers, More...