Category Archives: Economics & Society

#Chinese #Cinderellas: The Ugly Truth

If you know anything at all about China and her history, you would know that Chinese Emperors used to indulge in palaces which could house up to 3000 concubines; almost all of them selected for their youth and beauty from … Continue reading

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#Hygge: #Denmark Leads the Happiness League in #Europe (4)

A lot of us have heard of the buzz that’s been around for sometime: Denmark is the happiest country on earth, but how many of us know exactly why? Is it because of its great wealth or small size? What … Continue reading

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#Weekend Delight: #Canal Walks Between #Birmingham and #Lichfield

“What shall we do this weekend?” I asked. “We’ll have a walk along the canal,” John replied. “Again?” I did not sound too surprised but asked any way. “Yes, again,” he said, adding: “from a different starting point.” So in … Continue reading

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A Little History of #Norway (2): #Bergen and the #Fjords Beyond

If you are not from Norway or have never visited, what do you know about this country? Before we visited Norway for the first time, I confess that I did not know a great deal, except perhaps that it was … Continue reading

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