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Madagascar's love affair with the 2CV

Citroen's 2CV cars tend to be associated with rural France. But for decades it has been the car of choice for taxi drivers more than 5,000 miles (8,000km) away on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar.<p>Feno Rafanomezantsoa's father had a 2CV which he bought in 1964. When that broke down, Feno …

CURLY HAIR Tutorial: Fine Thin Curly Hair to BIG HAIR!

WINTER WASH AND GO ROUTINE | FINE/LOW DENSITY CURLY HAIR

MY BIG CURLY HAIR ROUTINE FOR FINE CURLS | DISCOCURLSTV

HOW TO STYLE FINE/THIN CURLY HAIR (LOW DENSITY CURLS) FOR THICKER LOOKING HAIR

Style Is Not Static

Visiting the Avenue of the Baobabs, Madagascar

Traveling in Madagascar will thicken your skin and earn you a very large, very cold beer at the end of your trip. There are so many sites to visit, all offerings of nature - white sand beaches up North, whales migrating along the East coast, one of the longest reefs in the world off the West coast. …

Tokyo Neighborhood Guide to City Wards

Take a tour of Tokyo’s less touristy districts. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Tokyo isn’t one homogenized city—it’s a whole cluster of neighborhoods, or wards, each …

Japan

English

Gen Yamamoto offers a cocktail tasting menu which is created from<p>carefully selected and seasonal local fresh produce and fine liquors.<p>The cocktail …

Flavors

Kappabashi Kitchenware Town: Where Foodies Who Love to Cook Go to Shop

From high-quality kitchen knives to shockingly realistic food samples, Kappabashi Kitchenware Town® is your go-to place for kitchen goods and gadgets …

Japan

The Daily Fashion and/or Beauty Tip

Yes, I am a femme d'une certain age, as the French put it so wonderfully. That is, at age 62, I am an older woman. However, I don't think that I have …

An Era for Women Artists?

Nearly half a century ago, a feminist art historian asked why there had been no great female artists. A new wave of all-women exhibitions revives the question—and suggests a new answer.<p>In a 1971 article in <i>ARTnews</i>, Linda Nochlin, a feminist art historian, asked a terrible, horrible, no good, very …

Art

Michelle Obama: The Historic Legacy of the Nation's First Black First Lady

For the past two years, Michelle Obama has attended a ceremony in the East Room of White House honoring the country's school counselor of the year as part of her program encouraging students to pursue higher learning. On Friday, she will use the occasion to give her final remarks as first lady of …

Michelle Obama

All of Michelle Obama’s Gorgeous State Dinner Dresses | Cosmopolitan

Grace and Frankie | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Susan Sarandon's Style Evolution Knows No Bounds, Even at Age 70

On an April afternoon last year, Susan Sarandon tweeted a photo of herself, hand posed on her hip, hair blown out, and wearing a t-shirt that almost stole the show from how immaculate she looked for age 69: a form-fitting tee with the all-caps slogan, "CALL YOUR MOTHER." Even now that she's 70, …

EASY Handlettering Tutorial | How To Handletter A Cursive Font

BULLET JOURNAL Flip Thru | Calendar Layout Pages | Handwritten Fonts + Doodles | The Green Notebook

HANDWRITING TIPS * How to make different handwriting styles + Baroque alphabet (easy)

BULLET JOURNAL HANDWRITING | Quick & Easy

Madagascar country profile

<b>Situated off the southeast coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. Having developed in isolation, the island nation is famed for its unique wildlife.</b><p>Traditionally, the Malagasy economy has been based on the cultivation of paddy rice, coffee, vanilla and cloves. But …

Photograph: Nick Garbutt/Corbis<p>A Comet moth or Madagascar moon moth (<i>Argema mittrei</i>), recently emerged and drying its wings in Andasibe-Mantadia national park, …

Biodiversity

Rare egg of extinct Elephant bird to sell at auction

A rare bird egg is due to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London and it is thought it might fetch up to £50,000.<p>The egg comes from the now extinct Elephant bird, which was a flightless bird indigenous to Madagascar.<p>It is just over 30cm tall, 200 times as large as a chicken's egg, and the bird itself …

Madagascar Odyssey

I would be dishonest if I did not admit that my husband and I started on this journey without more than a little trepidation. Madagascar was not on our "bucket list."<p>We had decided that once we retired, we would do a big trip each year. The first was to Southern Africa, specifically Botswana, …

Pictures: "Scruffy" New Carnivorous Mammal Found

Likened to a "scruffy ferret," an odd mammal on Madagascar may be the first new species of meat-eater found in 24 years.

"Glam Rock" Lizard Among New Madagascar Species

See pictures of a bright pink snake, a see-through frog, and a one-ounce lemur—among hundreds of species found on the island since 1999.

The country’s mix of cultures, bizarre food, taboos and unique wildlife leaves the TV presenter gobsmacked<p><b>I was completely gobsmacked by Madagascar when I first arrived in 2006</b>, as part of a televised tour around the Tropic of Capricorn. It’s like nowhere else on Earth. The only place I can compare …

Family Planning

Tiny Fossils Reveal the Rise of Mammals on Madagascar

Life on Madagascar is unlike life anywhere else in the world. The vast majority of the island’s creatures are only found within its borders, from the …