Millennial fitness in Costa Rica: Pole sports
Fitness
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Fitness
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Millennial fitness in Costa Rica: Pole sports

María José Braddick Serrano - September 8, 2018

Millennials have put their twist on everything. For them, fitness means mental, physical, and emotional health. That’s why they’ve shifted from regular exercise routines to exercise experiences.…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
Business
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Business
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

Zach Dyer - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Yoga in Costa Rica: top tips to align your body during class
Activities
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Activities
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Yoga in Costa Rica: top tips to align your body during class

Elizabeth Lang - January 24, 2018

Every year, people from around the world come to Costa Rica to practice yoga – whether they are experienced, erstwhile or brand-new practitioners. From beachfront to cityscape, Kundalini…

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s time to celebrate and give thanks. Here…

UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV
Health
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Health
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UN official cites violence against Latin women in spread of HIV

Marco Sibaja / AFP - November 24, 2017

The virus that causes AIDS is continues to spread among women and the gay community in Latin America, due largely to the violence and discrimination that afflict…

Multipurpose malinche, an attractive and useful ornamental
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Multipurpose malinche, an attractive and useful ornamental

Ed Bernhardt - November 18, 2017

Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just about any barrio in the country. Its…

Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2017

Asthma is on the rise again among Costa Rican children, and pediatric pulmonologist Manuel Soto says the increasing effects of climate change on the country’s weather is…

Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy
Health
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Health
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Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy

Ed Bernhardt - October 21, 2017

Here’s a wild plant that’s found all around in world in tropical regions where it grows along roadsides, in fields and pastures or even in your own…

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Obesity figures among Costa Rica's population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014. These results…

Hügelkultur: tricky on the tongue, astonishing results in the garden
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Hügelkultur: tricky on the tongue, astonishing results in the garden

Ed Bernhardt - March 4, 2017

One of the advantages of exhibiting our farm’s herbal products at our local organic market has been the opportunity to talk with other farmers and gardeners. It’s…