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El Imperio del Sol Naciente por SARKIS ARSLANIAN B

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El Imperio del Sol Naciente  por SARKIS ARSLANIAN B
Por Igor Yglesias-Palomar

"No hay peor ciego que aquel que no quiere ver"
No es la primera vez que hablo de Japón en un artículo de este blog. Pese a que sé que es un tema que genera eterno interés, e incluso con la insistencia de algunas personas de mi entorno para que lo trate más a menudo o en profundidad, sin embargo, me resisto a convertir este sitio en uno más de los muchos que orbitan alrededor del país del sol naciente. Las razones de ello son varias. 


Por una parte, por mucho interés que indudablemente tenga en este país, hay muchos otros temas de los que disfruto igualmente, y no veo por qué debería someterlos a una jerarquía injusta; pero más importante, porque progresivamente lo que tengo que decir sobre él entra cada vez más en conflicto con lo que el japonófilo medio cree o desea saber sobre el mismo. La gente quiere oír hablar de Japón, pero principalmente de las cosas que les atraen del país. Anécdotas, confirm…

Spa claims ‘python massage’ induces fear in order to boost metabolism

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Spa claims ‘python massage’ induces fear in order to boost metabolism A huge reticulated python, which keepers say is a whopping 14.85 metres (48.7 feet), sits in its cage at a recreational park in Indonesia. A spa in Bali is now using pythons in massage treatments. (REUTERS/Dwi Oblo) Customers at a spa in Bali, Indonesia, can now opt for a new, slithery type of treatment: a “python massage.”
Offered at the Bali Heritage and Reflexology Spa, the procedure requires customers to lie on their stomach as a python slithers along their back, Medical Daily reported. The spa maintains there’s no reason to fear being eaten mid-massage, as customers are accompanied by two staff members throughout the process and all pythons are fed 30 minutes before the treatment begins.
The spa says that the treatment offers patients’ a more intense massage – in addition to triggering adrenaline, which they say could help boost metabolism.
While massages are known to be associated with many health benefits, t…

Saints offensive linemen concerned with hits on Brees, anemic running game

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Saints offensive linemen concerned with hits on Brees, anemic running gamePublished October 30, 2013 Associated Press New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams (95) and strong safety Da'Norris Searcy 2during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) (The Associated Press) New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is sacked by Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Jerry Hughes (55) during the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Bill Haber) (The Associated Press) METAIRIE, La. –  Although Drew Brees again has the Saints' offense ranked near the top of the NFL, the unit has been struggling with a couple of troublesome trends.
Neither is particularly flattering to the offensive line.
Brees has been sacked 18 times through seven games after being taken down only 26 times in all of 2012. Meanwh…

Global wine shortage looms, says report

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Global wine shortage looms, says report iStock Here’s a sobering thought for you. A global wine shortage may be around the corner.
According to a report released this week by Morgan Stanley Research, there was a global undersupply of about 300 million cases of wine in 2012, the largest deficit recorded in almost 50 years.
A major reason is because wine production in Spain, France and Italy--the world’s three largest wine-producing countries making 60 percent of the world’s wine--has sharply decreased as less land is being used to grow grapes.
Meanwhile, wine consumption worldwide has increased 8 percent since 2000. The report finds that wine production peaked in 2004 and has been steadily declining ever since.
“The data suggests there may be insufficient supply to meet demand in coming years, as current vintages are released,” the report concludes.
While Europe produces a majority of the world’s wine, consumption is decreasing in old world countries like France, Spain, Italy and the U…
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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 years of beautiful
To celebrate 50 years of bombshells in bikinis and the publication that made Christie Brinkley, Heidi Klum and Kate Upton household names, Sports Illustrated, is releasing "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit: 50 Years of Beautiful," a 304-page book filled with photos of their hottest models and athletes, behind the scenes looks at the craziest shoots and more.
The book will be sold at retailers nationwide and at si.com/swimsuit50book Oct. 22, and we have a peek at some of its hottest pages.

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Image 1 of 10 Julie Henderson, left, in 2008, and Kathy Ireland, right, in 1990, get sandy for their close-ups in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
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