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Just back from: Uzbekistan

Just back from: Uzbekistan

Travel
Megan revelling in the beauty of the mosques and mausoleums of Uzbekistan © Megan Eaves Megan Eaves, Destination Editor for North Asia, recently returned from a trip to Uzbekistan. Tell us more… I spent seven days travelling around Uzbekistan, one of the biggest travel drawcards in Central Asia. I had been to the region before, but never to Uzbekistan, so the aim of the trip was to see all of the country’s highlights in its main cities – the capital, Tashkent, as well as Bukhara and Samarkand – and to learn about its rich cultural heritage. In a nutshell… If, like me, you have dreamed about seeing the Silk Road, Uzbekistan is the country that ticks all the boxes. Blue-domed mosques and incredible mosaics covering the outer walls of mausoleums and medressas (Islamic schools) define Uzbekist
Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

Lioness grows small mane in ‘very curious case’ at Oklahoma zoo

Breaking News
OKLAHOMA CITY – Veterinarians at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens are investigating a strange occurrence with an 18-year-old African lioness. Zoo officials say Bridget, the zoo’s 18-year-old African lioness, has suddenly spouted a mini-mane. Male lions usually begin growing a mane when they are about 1-year-old, which is when they begin producing more testosterone. However, it is extremely rare for a female lion to grow a mane. In other instances, experts say lionesses have grown manes when there is a hormone issue or some sort of genetic component. Zoo officials say they have taken a blood sample from Bridget and are currently awaiting results. Veterinarians say they will continue to monitor her closely, but add that her condition is not likely to affect Bridget...
6 Steps to Avoid Customer Feedback Failure

6 Steps to Avoid Customer Feedback Failure

Business
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Gus Kenworthy Talks Bond with Adam Rippon: We'll Be 'Friends for Life' (but We Aren't Dating)

Gus Kenworthy Talks Bond with Adam Rippon: We'll Be 'Friends for Life' (but We Aren't Dating)

Entertainment
It’s the friendship that launched a thousand retweets … and at least a few mistaken assumptions about romance. Skier Gus Kenworthy and figure skater Adam Rippon have stirred social media buzz throughout the 2018 Winter Olympics, not just for being the only two openly gay men on Team USA but also because they’ve been more than willing to document their time together on Instagram and Twitter. Kenworthy, 26, sat down with PEOPLE this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, not long after a disappointing showing in the men’s slopestyle event, where he won an Olympic silver medal four years ago. Among other topics he talked about his friendship with the 28-year-old Rippon, how they met and how they’ll probably be stuck together for good. (The night of the interview, their families were planning to ge
Jesus Navas issues warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla clash

Jesus Navas issues warning to Man United ahead of Sevilla clash

Sports
Former Manchester City winger and Sevilla veteran Jesus Navas believes his side can pull off an upset against Manchester United in the Champions League. Jose Mourinho’s men travel to the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium on Wednesday for the first leg of their Champions League last 16 clash with the fifth placed La Liga side. Sevilla were knocked out by Leicester City at this stage last season but notably pegged Liverpool back to a 3-3 draw in the group stages this season. And Navas, speaking ahead of the clash with Man United, made it clear that Vincenzo Montella’s side can pack a punch. “For us, it’s all about getting through to the next round,” he said. “But I know it would be nice for some of the friends I’ve got back in Manchester if we did m
4 Must-Try Things to Do in North Sydney

4 Must-Try Things to Do in North Sydney

Technology
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Amazing for Manuel Lanzini: West Ham boost before Liverpool

Amazing for Manuel Lanzini: West Ham boost before Liverpool

Sports
Liverpool vs West Ham Both Liverpool and West Ham should be fully recharged by the time they meet at Anfield this weekend. After more than a week off, the Reds host the Hammers this Saturday in the Premier League. When the sides met earlier in the season at the London Stadium, Liverpool ran out 4-1 victors. Mohamed Salah scored twice on that occasion. Liverpool should come into the game full of confidence after a 5-0 Champions League win over Porto. However there’s also been good news for West Ham regarding Manuel Lanzini. Manuel Lanzini back for Anfield Everything seems certain that West Ham playmaker Lanzini will be in the Hammers XI for the Liverpool game. Lanzini has posted a not-so-cryptic update on social media revealing he’s ready for the the weekend’s fixture. Manuel La
Do You Need a Financial Detox?

Do You Need a Financial Detox?

Technology
There’s nothing better than a good detox for your health and well-being. Whether you meditate to restore your mind, whip up green smoothies to cleanse your body, or practice yoga to renew your spirit, we all detox in one way or another. Similarly, it’s a healthy exercise to hit the restart button for your financial well-being. If you’re still suffering from a holiday spending binge or your money resolutions fell off track, a financial detox is a restorative way to repair any damage. Here are some simple ways to get started. featured image from free people ...see the slideshow here The post Do You Need a Financial Detox? appeared first on Camille Styles.