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Families Around the World – Jan 24, 2011

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have a wide-range of family-related stories from The USA, The Bahamas, Canada, Egypt and India.




We kick this week's edition of Families Around the World off with news that talk-show queen, Oprah Winfrey, is going to have her own personal on air family reunion today (Monday). Details regarding who she will be reunited with have been tightly guarded but Winfrey herself has labeled the reunion a "miracle of miracles".


The Bahamas

Here's a fantastic article, from The Bahamas, about 'Food Memories' - those special flavours, smells and occasions that form some of the strongest family memories we have.



From Canada, we bring you news of a research study that looks at which country's inhabitants are the happiest. Of course family comes into play, but there are a range of factors that make the Nepalese and Scandinavians, for example, generally more happy than other people from around the world.



Here we look at the trend amongst wealthy Egyptians of building luxurious tombs that are not only used for burial but also as relaxation spaces for living family members who come to visit ancestors in cemeteries.



Finally, here's an interesting bit of news about how and why one of India's most well-known family companies, vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto, is moving on and removing the family name Bajaj from all official communications. It's a big change for the company that was formed in 1945.


That's it for this week's Families Around the World (FAW). If you have any amazing family stories you think our blog readers would like to hear about, feel free to put some info and a link in the comments to this post and we'll see if we can add it to next week's edition of FAW

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