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Who’s More Famous Than Jesus?

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An interactive catalog of fame, from Abraham to Zinedine Zidane.

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The 10 most stunning islands in the world that we would all love to visit

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It’s a hard task but the readers of Condé Nast Traveller have managed to pick their favourites and the results show the Balearic Islands have relinquished the top spot to make way for The Maldives. Remaining steadfastly at number two are the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. The ideal climate, safe waters and small distances between ports and coasts have made the Greek islands extremely popular amongst travellers.
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The lack of black faces in the crowds shows Brazil is no true rainbow nation

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The World Cup was supposed to show Brazil’s cultural diversity. All it’s really exposed is the country’s deep-rooted prejudices.

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Almost half of the world’s food thrown away

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Figures from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers show as much as 2bn tonnes of food never makes it on to a plate.  Read the rest of this entry »

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10 Images of Where Children Sleep Around the World

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Children can really give us an insight into life around the world and their own private sanctuary (which is not always their own as you will see) gives an even deeper look at how they live. The idea of where children sleep seems innocuous at first, but on closer inspection these images reveal incredible stories of courage, despair, and – for the lucky few – joy. The source of this list is an incredible book which is called “Where Children Sleep” and the author (and photographer and copyright holder of all the pictures found here) is James Mollison.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Unspeakable Truth About Rape in India

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   by Sonia Faleiro, the author of “Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars.”

I LIVED for 24 years in New Delhi, a city where sexual harassment is as regular as mealtime. Every day, somewhere in the city, it crosses the line into rape. As a teenager, I learned to protect myself. I never stood alone if I could help it, and I walked quickly, crossing my arms over my chest, refusing to make eye contact or smile. I cleaved through crowds shoulder-first, and avoided leaving the house after dark except in a private car. At an age when young women elsewhere were experimenting with daring new looks, I wore clothes that were two sizes too large. I still cannot dress attractively without feeling that I am endangering myself.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Five Great Speeches In Modern History

Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Harvey Milk, Martin Luther King.  Read the rest of this entry »

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