Category Archives: Culture

Fairy tales started long ago

They have been told as bedtime stories by generations of parents, but fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood may be even older than was previously thought. Dr Jamie Tehrani, a cultural anthropologist at Durham University, studied 35 versions … Continue reading

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Icelandic elves

From the BBC:  Plans to build a new road in Iceland ran into trouble recently when campaigners warned that it would disturb elves living in its path. Construction work had to be stopped while a solution was found. From his … Continue reading

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U.S. Poverty: By the Numbers

U.S. poverty (less than $17,916 for a family of three): 46.2 million people, 15.1 percent. Children in poverty: 16.1 million, 22 percent of all children, including 39 percent of African-American children and 34 percent of Latino children. Poorest age group … Continue reading

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Robo-tattoo machine

Found this article interesting. People are beginning to think about how to use 3D printers in a new way. Repost from Cnet. The 3D printer tattoo machine came about during a workshop in Paris organized by the French Ministry of … Continue reading

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Professional letter writers

By Geeta Pandey   BBC News, Delhi:    For centuries, professional letter writers have helped millions of illiterate Indians but many have long disappeared from the cities – but not in Delhi, where one man claims to be the last letter writer … Continue reading

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More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder

REDLANDS, CA–Nicholas and Beverly Serna’s daughter Caitlin was only four years old, but they already knew there was a problem. More U.S. Children Being Diagnosed With Youthful Tendency Disorder Day after day, upon arriving home from preschool, Caitlin would retreat … Continue reading

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SUNNÚ

SUNNÚ means maize in the Rarámuri language and is also the name of a documentary, which addresses the destruction of rural life in Mexico and how its demise is related to the monopolization of the food industry. The goal of … Continue reading

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AmericanPoverty.org

TO USE VISUAL MEDIA TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES,  DISPEL INACCURATE AND DESTRUCTIVE STEREOTYPES ABOUT POOR PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGE ACTION TO ALLEVIATE POVERTY._______________________________________________________________________________________ During the Great Depression, photographers created riveting images chronicling the desperation of those … Continue reading

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Glamorous Photos of Kids Smoking

Frieke Janssens’ photos of kids & (fake!) cigarettes capture the ugliness & not-quite-bygone glamour of smoking.

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Cañamo – Zona Norte

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