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Iraq’s travel highlights: 14 amazing places that tourists are missing

  It’s National Day in Iraq. October 3 marks exactly 85 years since the country gained independence from the UK. However, it has long been off-limits to ordinary travellers. Daesh controls large parts of it, and the Foreign Office advises against travel, adding that there is a high risk of terrorism and kidnapping. That’s not to say that a handful of tour operators aren’t running trips. Hinterland Travel is one. It has already run four tours of Iraq this year and has another 16 travellers lined up for its next departure in…

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Coping with ‘fear of missing out’ over the holidays

Have you heard the phrase “Fear of missing out”? It’s commonly known by its acronym, FOMO, and while many say it comes from using social media too much, you don’t have to be online for it to have an effect on your life. The fear of not staying “connected” may cause problems, said Dr. Joe Taravella, a licensed clinical psychologist at New York University Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation. “It can lead to cognitive distortions and that is people thinking… that they’re truly missing out on things,” he said. FOMO…

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The Nutrient You Didn’t Know You Were Missing

Are you getting enough choline? Chances are, this nutrient isn’t even on your radar. It’s time choline gets the attention it deserves. A shocking 90 percent of Americans aren’t getting enough choline, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Choline is a hot research topic and for good reason. It’s essential to health at all ages and stages, and is especially critical for brain development. Why aren’t we getting enough? Choline is found in many different foods but in small amounts. Plus,…

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Missing Noida-Based Fashion Designer Left Home After Dispute: Police

Shipra Malik had gone missing from Delhi on February 29. New Delhi:  Highlights 29 year old Shipra Malik went who missing on Monday, found in Gurgaon UP police say she left home voluntarily after a family dispute Malik returned on learning that her family had filed ‘missing’ complaint A Noida-based fashion designer who went missing mysteriously has been found in Gurgaon, a senior Uttar Pradesh police officer said today. The police say she “voluntarily left home after a family dispute.” Shipra Malik returned after seeing pictures of her family on…

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