After its launch in 2010, Instagram rapidly gained popularity, with one million registered users in two months, 10 million in a year, and ultimately 700 million as of April 2017. Its users have uploaded over 40 billion photos to the service as of October 2015. As of April 2017, Instagram Direct has 375 million active users, while, as of June 2017, the Instagram Stories functionality has over 250 million active users. Instagram was acquired by Facebook in April 2012 for approximately US$ 1 billion in cash and stock. The popularity of Instagram has sparked an engaging community, including dedicated ‘trends’, in which users post specific types of photos on specific days of the week with a hashtag representing a common theme. Instagram has received positive reviews for its iOS app, and it has been named ‘one of the most influential social networks in the world’.”
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The ancient wisdom of traditional medicine and indigenous healing practices are being increasingly embraced across the Western world, and a global revival is organically evolving. Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, herbalism, and shamanic practices have taken their place in the modern seeker’s lifestyle as many turn away from the reductionist and impersonal approach often experienced in modern medicine. At Zen Resort Bali, we seek a more holistic approach—one that envisions the whole human being, rather than merely a combination of parts, systems, and (all too often) symptoms.