Obesity is on the Rise

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Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for over two years but one business is still growing – fast food – and as it expands, so does the country’s obesity problem. Brazil’s government won worldwide praise for bringing 36 million people out of poverty during 13 years of rule by the leftist Workers’ Party, which ended in August More...

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On January 18, 2017
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Chester?

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On August 26, 2016
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Olympic Endings

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On August 18, 2016
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Olympic Hero

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On August 17, 2016
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Rio Rises to the Olympic Occasion

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On August 9, 2016
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Rio Welcomes the World

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On August 3, 2016
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Olympic-Size Contradictions

About 150 years ago, Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . . ” Today his words still ring true. He must have known the power of his words since he chose them as the More...