Doctors and health professionals have known for a long time that regular exercise benefits health in many ways. From heart disease to brain disease to cancer to mental sharpness, people who maintain an exercise regimen over the years live longer and more vigorous lives.
The devastation meted out by Cyclone Nargis in 2008 saw many residents of Twante lose their livelihoods, forced to abandon their trade in traditional pottery. But five years on, some still forge ahead.
Upon arrival in Myanmar, most foreigners with a taste for literature turn first to George Orwell’s bestselling 1934 novel Burmese Days. It’s a dark portrait of a British teak merchant losing his humanity in 1920s Imperial Burma.
One of the main causes of traffic congestion in Yangon is the bad habit among impatient drivers of switching into the oncoming lane to bypass cars that are stopped or moving slowly. For the sake of saving a few seconds, these selfish drivers block traffic, and then force the cars behind them to slow when they cut back into the proper land.