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Why Nordic Countries Might Not Be As Happy As You Think

Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year - but new research shows the happiness is far from universal. A report authored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen aims to provide a more nuanced picture of life … Continue reading Why Nordic Countries Might Not Be As Happy As You Think

Rewriting The Story of the Starving Armenian — Discover

Liana Aghajanian on the food traditions of Armenian-Americans: “Having lost property, cultural heritage, and identity in addition to the millions who were killed, food became the most transportable cultural marker that could be made tangible with the right ingredients, as Armenians were forced to migrate across the world.” via Rewriting the Story of the Starving Armenian … Continue reading Rewriting The Story of the Starving Armenian — Discover

Seoul Success – Young North Korean Escapees are Thriving in the South By Anna Fifield

When waves of North Koreans began arriving in the South during a devastating famine 20 years ago, many encountered a world that might as well have been on another planet. They had to learn to use credit cards and smartphones, to withstand the noise and the bustle and the neon lights, to hold down jobs … Continue reading Seoul Success – Young North Korean Escapees are Thriving in the South By Anna Fifield

This Is Why You Are Afraid of Photographing People while Traveling — Discover

Sweden-based travel photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström reflects on the invisible barriers that stand between her (and every traveler’s) camera and the strangers that become the subjects of many of her most powerful photos. via This Is Why You Are Afraid of Photographing People while Traveling — Discover   Your kindly Donations would be so effective in … Continue reading This Is Why You Are Afraid of Photographing People while Traveling — Discover

Seven Centuries of Bstila — Discover

Anny Gaul, a scholar of North African and Middle Eastern culinary traditions, takes us on a deep dive through the centuries-long history of Bstila (or Pastilla), one of Morocco’s signature dishes (bonus: recipe included). via Seven Centuries of Bstila Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill our future research and endeavors - … Continue reading Seven Centuries of Bstila — Discover

Parlez-Vous Français? — Sifting through life and the world

Français? Hey, I was absolutely the worse in my high school French classes and the only one in our senior year of 4th year French to get a “C”. Of course, my general hate of high school and lack of respect for anything connected with it played a great role. I regret that and had […] … Continue reading Parlez-Vous Français? — Sifting through life and the world

In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late — Discover

At Undark, Amy Maxmen follows the archaeologists and scientists who are racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization of Nubia. via In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late — Discover   Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order to fulfill our future research and endeavors – Thank you https://www.paypal.me/ahamidian

DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

There’s treasure to be found in mining excrement. At least, it’s treasure to scientists studying the diets, habits and health of people who lived centuries ago. In a new study, Danish researchers dug up old latrines and sequenced the DNA they found in the ancient poop. The results paint a picture of diets and parasites … Continue reading DNA From Ancient Latrines Reveal What People Ate Centuries Ago

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