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The Khmu People, Makers of the Nature Bag

The Khmu ethnic group inhabits large parts of Northern and central Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. In Laos, they represent the most important Môn-Khmer ethnic group. Their territory stretches from Phongsali to Pakxane in Bolikhamxay Province, but the Khmu are mostly found living in groups throughout the provinces of Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, northern Sayabury, southern Phongsali, eastern Luang Namtha, also in the center and west of Houaphan and Xieng Khouang and north of Vientiane. This ethnic minority is divided into many subgroups which are not easily identified ethnically, amongst them are the Môn-Khmer, Ou, Lu, Rok, Me, Keun, Kheng, Khouene, Khongsat. The Nguan and the Kha Bit who are closely related to the Khmu are attributed to the Lamet and the...

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Is Your Skin Care Product Really Organic?

Autor: Lee Dobbins Today most people realize that organic is better - better for the environment and better for you. The less toxic pesticides and chemicals we put in and on our bodies the healthier we will be.  So it stands to reason that when searching for skin care products you want to buy those that are labeled as organic, right? When you shop for organic skin care products, you probably look at the label and see the word "organic" and think that the ingredients were organically grown without the use of chemicals and pesticides.  The truth is that the labeling can be misleading and many skin care products are anything but organic in their nature. Technicalities enable the word...

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