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Oman tourism - Man-made paradise at Alila Jabal Akhdar

by Scott Armstrong
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Idyllic landscape, spectacular setting with luxurious accommodations, rejuvenating spa treatments and sumptuous cuisine, Alila Jabal Akhdar is the perfect place to visit, Scott Armstrong reports

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Generation gap never closes
But I for one, never pay attention when my elders speak about their experience. My excuse is that it never applies to me because we live in a different generation.

Health tips: To eat or not to eat
Why is it when people are tired, they believe that only food will get them going again? The problem is that it’s not so much that they eat; it’s the foods they are choosing

Andrei Chikatilo - The butcher of Rostov
Having murdered more than 50 people, Andrei Chikatilo, language teacher in the Rostov region of Russia, can be counted as one of the most successful serial killers in Russia.

Motto of life: Take it easy
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