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It’s not quiet in Greece right now; a crucial step towards a bailout after its parliament passed a second set of reforms. The passage of the measures means that negotiations on an €86bn European Union bailout can begin. The reforms include changes to Greek banking and an overhaul of the judiciary system.


Even so, “Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was able to win over only two additional members of his leftist Syriza party compared with the first major vote last week on the bailout accord. Most of the party’s hard-liners continued to rail against what they said was the creditors’ ‘blackmail’ and voted no, making it likely that new elections would be held in the fall,” according to The New York Times.


Meanwhile, a King’s College, London study has reaffirmed the importance of eating tree nuts in an effort to reduce cholesterol levels. Tree nuts such as almonds, walnuts and hazelnuts have become popular in recent years. For example take a look at almonds ; Almonds are the most popular nuts in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans’ demand for almonds has increased 220 percent since 2005.