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Richard leaves the big shopping areas for small, interesting shops and markets. We hear from a man who sells photographs to Outer Mongolia, and some London shoppers tell us what they like.

The Eden Project
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The Eden Project is in a clay pit in Cornwall, and consists of two enormous domes and an outdoor area. Visitors can learn to live in harmony with their environment.

Viral marketing
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When word of mouth turns to word of mouse… In December 1998, Iconocast gave the award for Internet marketing buzzword of the year to the term 'viral marketing', but what does it really mean?

Extra sensory perception
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ESP is a catch-all expression for the alleged ability of certain people to receive transmitted thoughts from others, to transmit their own thoughts, or to see what will happen in the future, or move things.

Girls' games
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Computer games have been criticised for quite some time over a whole range of issues. Now, however, it seems that computer games have also become a feminist issue.

Food (2)
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When I was at school, our teacher told the class 'You are what you eat.' My friends and I would laugh and call each other ‘hamburger’ and ‘biscuits’. But our teacher was talking about healthy eating…

The Olympic Games - then and now
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In 2004 the Olympic Games returned to its home in Greece, where it began around 3000 years ago. The first recorded Olympic festival took place in 776 BC, and sport was only one part of the festival.

Philosophy
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The two Greek words – “philo”, which means love and “sophia”, which means wisdom are the beginnings of the word we use today: Philosophy, the love of wisdom.

Rivers
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The analogy of streams, rivers and their tributaries as the veins and arteries of the earth is not inappropriate. They are indeed the "lifeblood" of the world. Each river is part of a huge eco-system.

Land-locked countries
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What is a land-locked country? It is a country with no coastline at all. If you are a Hungarian or a Paraguayan, you have to pass through somebody else’s country if you want to go to the beach.

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