Vitamin A has many important physiological functions for our skin: it is responsible for the integrity of cell membranes, the proper functioning of epithelial tissue cells, both covering and secretory and sensory cells, regulates the growth of epithelial tissue and other cells in the body,…

At every intersection, countless street vendors offer their wares: water, baked goods, toothbrushes, small electronics, fruit, cosmetics, furniture, snacks, maps, mirrors, toys, books, audio CDs and most importantly – paper, not the one for the printer. Shooping while standing in traffic jams is an insane…

In Ghana, drinking from someone else’s thread is so ‘cultural’ that actually when I thought about it more deeply, it made me a bit ashamed of my/our way of drinking. In Ghana, if someone treats you to a drink straight from a bottle, it is…

If anyone has noticed, I sometimes jokingly advertise shea butter as having been ‘tested on humans for 2,000 years’. Well, anthropologists from the University of Oregon, carried out excavations at a site called Kirikongo in Burkina Faso. There, they discovered fragments of shea nut shells…