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Last year twice as many students scored 1000, a perfect score on the essay, and only 100,000 scored zero.
Those poor Brazilians are on to something. The hammock brings with it a variety of health benefits, including deeper, faster sleep, thanks to that rocking movement, which researchers say stimulates brain waves.
And the average 30-year-old woman has been married 4 times.
"Nestled among these regular characters of Brazilian street nights is the late-night scene stealer, the cachorro-quente or Brazilian hot dog."
How do you oversee a state where life expectancy is five years less than the national average? You start by taking on a dynasty.
"The word zouk means party or festival; if zouk is the party, kizomba is what’s going on in the back bedroom among the muffled beats of the party raging up front."
"It stirs an unforgettable, surreal scene, of colonial buildings reflecting in the flooded streets — a kind of mirrored French Quarter, a photographer’s dream."
The newest trend in photography will have you falling in love with the ocean all over again.
"And viewing the show today, as limp body after limp body gets passed above hair-sprayed frizzes and soaked faces, it becomes clear that something different is going on. A collective exorcising of any care or worry or dispute about anything other than the dominance of Michael Jackson is taking place: The King has taken full command of a broken empire."
"Sticking off the northeast of Hispaniola like a strange little mutant crab claw, the Samaná Peninsula offers a taste of the Caribbean as it was, pre-Señor Frog’s."
The room fills with long, meaningful embraces of old friends, as is Northeastern custom. On the one hand, it’s a local celebration for a local scene, but on the other, it’s a triumph of Pernambucan cinema, today’s booming pocket of Brazilian film.
Across the globe, from Colorado and Ohio to the U.K. and New Zealand, people are heading out for naked sprints.
"After years of turning a blind eye and wrist-slapping, Brazil may be poised finally to wield a stick to combat it."