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This Happened - April 8: An Iconic Image Of Female Power In Sudan

This famous picture taken during the Sudanese revolution in 2019 depicts Alaa Salah, a young Sudanese woman, standing on top of a car and leading a crowd of protesters.

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Who is Alaa Salah?

Alaa Salah is a Sudanese student and activist who became an icon of the Sudanese revolution after a photo of her went viral. She is known for her powerful speeches and her role in mobilizing women and young people to participate in the protests.

What is the significance of the photo of Alaa Salah?

The photo has become a symbol of the power of civil resistance and women's participation in political movements. It represents the bravery and determination of the Sudanese people to fight for their rights and overthrow an oppressive government.

What was the Sudanese revolution?

The Sudanese revolution was a series of protests and demonstrations that began in December 2018 and continued until April 2019. The protests were sparked by rising food prices and a deteriorating economy, but they quickly grew into a wider movement calling for the ouster of Sudan's long-time president, Omar al-Bashir.

What happened after the Sudanese revolution?

In April 2019, Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in a military coup. However, the military council that took control of the country after his ouster has been accused of suppressing dissent and violating human rights. The situation in Sudan remains uncertain, with ongoing protests and political unrest.

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Is There Anything Eating Pickles Can't Cure?

Fermented foods — from sauerkraut to kimchi to yogurt — are known to protect intestinal health, improve mental health and even help prevent cancer. But scientists say we need to be careful about overstating the benefits.

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SuckerPunch Pickles

Margit Kossobudzka

WARSAW — They include sauerkraut, dill pickles, pickled beets, and kimchi … but also kefir and sourdough bread. These foods — traditional to Polish, Korean, and West African cuisines — are trending across the world thanks to their diverse health benefits.

Pickles, or fermented foods, are technically defined as "food or beverages produced by the controlled growth of microorganisms and the transformation of food ingredients by enzymatic action." Aside from the traditional pickled vegetables found in jars, the benefits of fermented foods can also be found in any foods which are made using lactic acid fermentation — even bread made on a fermented base, such as sourdough.

Research shows that fermented foods can not only strengthen gut health but also boost mental health and well-being, improve mood, and help foster a healthy immune response.

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