38 Gamins (38 Kids)
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When a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti in January 2010, one of the island’s most respected public health experts rushes to the aid of 38 abandoned children who have been left without a home. She decides then and there to take care of them, not knowing that the decision will change their lives — and hers — forever.

A transcript of this episode is available at podcast.duolingo.com.

The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community
The Mindful Movement Podcast and Community
Sara and Les Raymond
Season 2, Episode 26: What it Means to be Metabolically Fit with Casey Means
In this episode Les chats with Levels Health co-founder Casey Means. Casey schools Les on metabolic fitness and how accounting for our metabolic health can help us dodge the most common disease processes. Les has been testing their latest glucose monitor and it has been quite an eye opening experience with many lessons. Levels has provided an opportunity for The Mindful Movement listeners to bypass the 55,000 person waitlist to try out their latest wellness tech. Click the link to check it out https://www.levelshealth.com/join?partner=MINDFUL Casey Means MD is a Stanford trained MD, biomedical researcher, surgeon-turned-metabolic health evangelist. She is a co-founder at Levels Health Check out their excellent blog for an amazing resource of information: https://www.levelshealth.com/blog -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connect with Les and Sara on social media to stay up to date on the latest from The Mindful Movement: https://www.instagram.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (INSTAGRAM - @themindfulmovementpodcast) https://www.facebook.com/themindfulmovementpodcast/ (FACEBOOK)  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_mPlZbomAgNzfAUElRL7w?sub_confirmation=1 (YOUTUBE)  Join Sara from The Mindful Movement for this https://www.themindfulmovementcourses.com/ (FREE 4-Day Meditation Journey)! Start, deepen, or reignite your meditation practice with these four guided meditations. For more tips from Les on living intentionally, check out https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCQACBUblTbUpkZG3JshDAqrtTl5CtfRA (the Mindful Tips Series). https://themindfulmovement.com/contact/ (Get in touch!) Support this podcast
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Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Join Us in France Travel Podcast
Annie Sargent
The Inauguration of the Paris Metro, Episode 326
A lot was happening in Paris in 1900. But the two items I would like to focus on today were the Exposition Universelle of 1900 and the Inauguration of the Paris Metro. Paris had a lot to live-up to with the 1900 universal expo. After all the 1889 expo gave rise to the Eiffel Tower and how do you top that? In 1900 they had a pavilion on electricity and lots of gorgeous country pavilions that boasted the best of their respective countries, but what was exciting and new in Paris? The Paris Metro, of course! While not as glamorous and visible as the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Metro transformed the city and continues to be a central part of Parisian life. Book Recommendation: This week Annie read The Matchmaker of the Perigord by Julia Stuart. While not an earth-shattering read, it's pleasant and does not break any rules of life in France. They started thinking about adding a large transportation system in Paris in 1871 and there were several competing ideas. They wanted to have something operational by 1889 for the Paris Word Fair. But they didn’t manage it and the first metro started service on July 19, 1900. Ding-a-Dong by Teach In, Eurovision winner and a superbly happy song. Check out how much fun the guy with the xylophone is having! Annie's Patreon | Elyse's Patreon | Newsletter | Boutique The Inauguration of the Paris Metro They did not inaugurate the Paris Metro to great fanfare because it was a controversial project and politicians felt it was safer to keep everything low-key. Before they got to this inauguration, they went through a lot of proposals and opposing ideas being battled out in the newspapers. But the real issue was choosing the right metro technology for Paris. There is a lot to think about and those decision will impact life in the city for decades to come! There were lots of proposals, I'll just go into two that caught my attention. The photo below is the Angely proposal for a suspended rail system
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