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  • Union Black

    As my departure date for London approached, well-meaning friends and family bombarded me with advice. Living as a minority in any country is never easy, but I would be living as a minority times two. Not only would I be an American in England, but a black-American. The next six months would take living out

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    Seeking Asylum

    Refugees in Cairo, Egypt Tesfai lives in a cramped apartment with his wife and four of his children. His other children are scattered: two are imprisoned in his home country of Eritrea, two are somewhere in Sudan (the last he heard) and another is in Israel. Tesfai’s hair has turned white with worry and his

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    A Tradition Misunderstood

    Taking a beautiful country road from Dharwad, Karnataka, I reach the small temple village of Saundatti in South India. It is in this village that the devdasi tradition, one of the most criticized forms of prostitution in India, is still practiced. Best defined as “temple prostitutes,” devdasis are women who dedicate their lives to the temple deity. They are

  • Surma Lip Plates

    [intro]Living in the mountains, southwest Ethiopia, approximately 0.8km on 45 square km, is a tribe of approximately 2500 nomads who are called the Surma. They are related to the Maasai and the Nubians of Kenya and Tanzania. The Mursi are most likely found in the Omo-Valley neighboring the Surma. These tribes are mostly pastoralists. They

  • Want To Watch the World Cup 2014?

    The FIFA World Cup 2014 is expected to be one of the best football tournaments of all time and will kick off on June 12 and end on July 13, 2014. Everyone seems to be excited and quite nervous as Brazil hosts one of the best sporting events on the planet. Every team knows that

  • Biohacking: It’s A Science/Art That let’s You Hack Your Way To Awesomeness

    Humanity has already made substantial advancement in testing, understanding and managing their own biology. Today, the minds behind medical science and technology believe that the very first immortal human being has been born already. That’s right, immortal human being–with indefinite lifespan. Last year 2013, it was possible to get your personal genetic makeup sequence analyzed

  • New York’s Top 5 Cocktail Bars

    New York’s Top 5 Cocktail Bars The Big Apple has more than appletinis to offer when it comes to cocktail bars. For years, Prohibition-themed speakeasy-lookalikes have cropped up all over New York and then luxury bars with swanky modern décor and brand name connections swaggered in. Others started out small but have built years of

  • This Is the Worlds Best Restaurant

    It featured in the list of top 50 world’s best restaurants in the year 2013 hitting the number one spot. El Celler de Can Roca, based in Giroma, Spain is famous for its mouth-watering menus. It has consistently been praised for its superb collection of wine, artistic parade of course, and mind-blowing desserts to keep

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    A Glimpse Into North Korea

    A hermit kingdom run by a totalitarian leader who wields absolute powers, North Korea is what Russia was under Stalin. It is a country where you cannot really know what it offers and even though the government paints a different picture of the country being open to tourists, North Korea has never been the same

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    A Glimpse of Temples in Indonesia

    Indonesia is a country that has numerous temples. In fact, few countries in the world can rival Indonesia as far as the number of temples is concerned. Although it is impossible to include all of them in this article, we are going to look at some of the most famous in Indonesia. Emphasis has been