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Why does becoming an expatriate bring out the Extreme Sports Expat? Do we have to become more adventurous than friends and family back home? A recent survey of expats revealed that just over half expect to take part in extreme sports while abroad; off-piste skiing, quad biking, kite surfing, sand boarding, kayaking, white-water rafting and rock climbing are booming. The expat community seems not short of enthusiasts and the sports are getting more dangerous.

Matt and Nemo pass through some of the highest mountain passes in the world, in North-West India’s Jammu & Kashmir region

Choosing a single number, a single image or a single anything to represent a large and diverse community was never an easy task. Perhaps this is why most democratic elections are so challenging, be it to realise, to follow or to compete in. Yet, they are so intriguing, undeniably magnetising. In a way, voting and elections satisfy one of our most basic human needs to voice ourselves, and in extension, to take part in moulding a solid identity for our community.

One in three women and girls on this planet do not have access to a toilet when they menstruate, and 70 percent of women feel stigmatised or ashamed about their period.

Dear Douglas,

“Use your head,” we’ve been urged when dealing with analytical problem solving, but as humans we tend to over-use our heads. Our lives contain more than mental equations. We are also emotional beings, and emotions are felt in the body.

Everyone has his or her favourite exercises when it comes to working out. However, when 98% of people do not achieve the results they want from their efforts in the gym, we need to look at what is actually being done.

Cities, like organisms, are constantly in the process of change; growing, dying, regenerating and degenerating.

I’m not judgmental,” said the woman working for an NGO in Cambodia. “But I just don’t understand why they don’t seem to get it.” She works handing out soap and toothbrushes as part of a community health project and the “it” is using said items for the improved hygiene results the NGO was counting on. The locals had their own ideas and were instead selling said hygiene improvements.

Struggling to get in shape, Owen Salisbury tries another tack and gets himself down to the doctor. As he discovers, nothing is ever straightforward

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