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Wives wanted

Marriages by mail

July 26, 2017
Wives wanted
When the settlement of the western lands of North America started, men were the first to arrive. Some hoped to find gold, the others wanted to set up farms and begin a new life in a place with ample resources and unlimited freedom. However, there was one major problem: the lonely men needed women. Of course, there were females around, but their number was too small compared to the bachelors.

Holy Etchmiadzin prefers solar energy

Church invests in alternative energy sources

July 25, 2017
Holy Etchmiadzin prefers solar energy
Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which has always welcomed implementation of green technologies, is going to use solar energy to provide its constructions with hot water. Besides, with the blessing of Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, photovoltaic array is being installed at the area by Optimum Energy company.

Friendship heals

Social relationships impact physical wellbeing

June 16, 2017
Friendship heals
There are many benefits to being supported by a strong social network. Moreover, a study says that more friends can actually make a person healthier. The research published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine in 2015 showed that social relationships impact not only our mental but also our physical wellbeing.

Working in Nuba Mountains

Armenian doctors return from South Sudan

June 13, 2017
Working in Nuba Mountains
Three Armenian doctors, who departed for South Sudan to temporarily substitute Aurora Prize winner Tom Catena, an American physician, who has been practicing in Gidel in the Nuba Mountains since 2008, returned to Yerevan on June 10, 2017. Dr. Tom, as the locals call him, spends all his time at the Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital to care for the more than 750,000 citizens of Nuba amidst ongoing civil war. Upon their return, Hayk Hovhannisyan, Armine Barkhudaryan and Gevorg Voskanyan shared impressions about their mission.

‘Woman without paint is like food without salt’

History of makeup

May 26, 2017
‘Woman without paint is like food without salt’
The history of cosmetics spans at least 6000 years and is present in almost every society on earth. Some argue that cosmetic body art was the earliest form of ritual in human culture, dating over 100,000 years ago from the African Middle Stone Age. The evidence for this comes in the form of utilized red mineral pigments (red ochre) including crayons associated with the emergence of Homo sapiens in Africa.

Armenia among most religious and USSR-nostalgic nations

Facts and figures

May 11, 2017
Armenia among most religious and USSR-nostalgic nations
Nostalgia for the USSR is common among Armenians, and the majority identify themselves as followers of the Armenian Apostolic Church, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey of 18 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to religious identity, beliefs and practices, and national identity, the survey explores respondents’ views on social issues, democracy, the economy, religious and ethnic pluralism, and more.

Fashionable or absurd?

Horse in suit and pet boutiques

May 5, 2017
Fashionable or absurd?
While animal rights activists call to stop killing poor creatures to make fashionable dresses, some designers create clothes for favorite pets. Dressed dogs and cats are no longer a wonder, but in March 2016, the world saw a horse in a suit.

Armenian Genocide in photos

11 shots of awful tragedy

April 24, 2017
Armenian Genocide in photos
The history of the Armenian Genocide had been fixed in dozens of thousands of documents – diplomatic reports, evidences of the witnesses, memoirs and oral narratives. Besides, there are hundreds of photographs made by Armenians and foreigners during those years of horror.

From sundials to wristwatches

History of timekeeping

April 8, 2017
From sundials to wristwatches
People often complain about the lack of time. Indeed, for many of us having 24 hours in a day is not enough to sleep, eat, work and have a rest. To orient in time, humanity invented the clock, a unique device that went through a lot of transformations from huge stone discs to tiny watches.

General without army

Samvel Babayan’s post-war life

March 25, 2017
General without army
17 years after the assassination attempt on then-President of the Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic, Arkady Ghukassian, on March 22, 2000, the Armenian law enforcers announced on March 22, 2017, that the NKR Defense Army former commander Samvel Babayan was arrested during the investigation of an attempt to smuggle in IGLA surface-to-air missile system.
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