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This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about self comparison.  
Nov 21, 2017
To “kick the bucket” is still used as an English-language slang term meaning “to die”. Its origins
Nov 21, 2017
One of the most commonly asked questions women ask me when starting a weight training routine: ...
Nov 21, 2017
The gym can be intimidating for some women particularly if you are a novice still building up your
Nov 10, 2017

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the question about self comparison.

To “kick the bucket” is still used as an English-language slang term meaning “to die”. Its origins can be traced back to medieval times when large animals were slaughtered suspended over buckets to catch their blood. Often, in its death throes, the beast would kick over the bucket with a dangling, convulsing leg.

One of the most commonly asked questions women ask me when starting a weight training routine: “Should I use free weights or machines?”

The gym can be intimidating for some women particularly if you are a novice still building up your confidence around working out in the gym and learning how to use all the equipment.

Thousands of urban interventions enliven our city streets. These include hundreds of street altars scattered throughout the city. Some are well-constructed structures like the one in the hem at 63 Pasteur Street, or the one at the bend in Huynh Thuc Khang just before it intersects Nam Ky Khoi Nghia.

Everyone has his or her favourite exercises when it comes to working out. When people do not achieve the results they want from their efforts in the gym, they need to look at what they are doing. The problem is that most of these people spend their precious workout time on exercises that are, generally speaking, a waste of time.

In Vietnam, certain blood groups are very rare. As all rhesus negative (Rh-) blood types are far less common in Asian populations than they are in Caucasians, blood banks in Ho Chi Minh City and all over Vietnam stock a very limited supply of them.

This month resident counsellor Douglas Holwerda answers the questions of an Australian about seeking therapy.

Here’s a real gem for professional or amateur ichthyologists. Recently we obtained a nicely maintained copy of E.M. Grant’s Guide To Fishes, first published in 1965. The 900-page hardcover book was originally intended to be a resource for marine researchers in Queensland, Australia, but it soon became popular with fisher- people worldwide, both commercial and recreational, and was unofficially subtitled The Fisherman’s Bible.

The two most frequent topics we get asked about are belly fat and lower body fat (specifically cellulite).

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