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The Greek Public Sector or “To Dimosio”


  Ask any man or woman on the street what associations she/he has with the word “dimosio” and you get some of these examples: Incompetence Nepotism Laziness Vlakies-idiots Lamoya Eleos (For God’s sake) Red tape Bureaucracy Sketi malakia Skata-shit Or ...

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Greek Women Battle Breast Cancer


  Breast cancer is a looming destiny for 1 out of 8 women, and in some areas, such as Nassau County, for 1 out of every 4.  It is an issue that unites all women, no matter what age, race, ...

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Greek Diet curbs breast cancer (and most other types of cancer)


Good News! Eating Greek may fend off breast cancer. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition from 2010, following a diet rich in fish, olive oil, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, and low in ...

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A Movement Needs a Revolution not a one-woman show


After almost 12 years of running this site, it is time to move on. I have tried to further the cause of Hellenism and sisterhood in one place but without the financial or spiritual support to keep it going, I ...

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An American in Athens: Customer Service


  Customer service in Greece is an oxymoron. It tends to run in the bipolar direction. Either you have it all or none. Sometimes salespeople, agents and others gloat over you, following you around the store, pouncing at you “Thelete ...

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