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Volunteer abroad to give yourself the edge for your career in medicine

by Asako Maruoka / Jan 24, 2013 /
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Volunteering abroad as a medic is not just a way to help others, it is also a way to help yourself. Whilst the benefits of volunteering are felt by the communities where projects are based, many volunteers claim to have taken home so much more than they have ever given. Here are some ways you can give your career in medicine the edge by volunteering.


6 Last Minute Gifts for Foodies

by Asako Maruoka / Dec 18, 2012 /
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Moving to China? 8 Tips on How to Choose a School

by Asako Maruoka / Nov 29, 2012 /
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Visiting the Tate Modern in Winter 2012/13

by Asako Maruoka / Nov 27, 2012 /
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Packing and preparing for airport security

by Asako Maruoka / Nov 21, 2012 /
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Tips for Planning a Surprise Getaway

by Asako Maruoka / Nov 20, 2012 /
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Your significant other has a birthday, got a promotion, or you just want a romantic weekend away to celebrate something. But what to do, how to plan this? Most people don't plan a surprise getaway, but rather stick with flowers and a nice meal out. But if you play your cards right, you can have a romantic getaway for about the same price.


Here are some tips to planning an inexpensive surprise getaway:

Youth Theatre Now

by Asako Maruoka / Oct 03, 2012 /
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Mention youth theatre to most people, even theatre lovers, and a vision of interminable, earnest productions of "classics" comes to mind. Many people perceive youth theatre as a necessary evil, useful for training promising young actors but usually uninteresting to anyone without a relative in the cast. If this stereotype were ever true, which is debatable, it isn't any more.

Television's 3 Best Travel Shows

by Asako Maruoka / Sep 21, 2012 /
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Top 10 Things to do in Maui

by Asako Maruoka / Sep 17, 2012 /
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A Beginner's Guide to New York Hotels

by Asako Maruoka / Sep 14, 2012 /
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When you go to New York, finding a good place to stay, an excellent place to eat and a savvy place to shop is the Triple Crown of the Big Apple experience.