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Singapore Abolishes Exams Because “Learning Is Not a Competition”  – My Modern Met

“Learning is not a competition, but a self-discipline they need to master for life.” Lately, governments around the world have been taking extra steps to ensure the well-being of younger generations. In Oregon, students are encouraged to take mental health … Continue reading

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This Chef Keeps the Flavors of Ancient Mexico Alive

Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the … Continue reading

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Japanese School in Tokyo – Marine Day (海の日): How and Why Japan Pay Homage to the Oceans – Coto Japanese Academy

Japan is the only nation to have a public holiday dedicated to the oceans. So, why is Marine Day important and how can we all celebrate it together? Source: Japanese School in Tokyo – Marine Day (海の日): How and Why … Continue reading

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These People Do Dangerous Things

Great Big Story Published on 4 Jul 2019 This reel is about people who do risky things like lifeguarding at the world’s most dangerous beach, slacklining between mountains without a safety net and baking bread. Baking bread can be risky? … Continue reading

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How I figured out the Achilles heel of Vladimir Putin | William Browder | TEDxBerlin

TEDx Talks Published on 14 Aug 2018 For more information on William Browder, please visit our website http://www.tedxberlin.de.

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Five things you need to know about: the science of refugee integration – Horizon

In the last few years, the integration of refugees into European societies has become an urgent issue.  Since 2015, nearly 4 million people have applied for asylum in the EU and many are now beginning to make new lives here. What … Continue reading

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You’ve Heard of a Murder of Crows. How About a Crow Funeral? | Deep Look

It’s a common site in many parks and backyards: Crows squawking. But groups of the noisy black birds may not just be raising a fuss, scientists say. They may be holding a funeral. Kaeli Swift, a Ph.D. candidate at the … Continue reading

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Five Hidden Treasures to Explore

We all need a little adventure now and then. In this reel, hide away in London’s 900-year-old secret garden, grab a bite at Madrid’s secret Chinese restaurant and explore Turkey’s hidden underground city.

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Why Do People Think Garlic Kills Vampires? – Forklore

Vampire and vampire-like myths appear in cultures all across the world, and though the evil creatures the stories feature differ in form, they are united by one fact: they all fear garlic. How did the bulbus allium become known as … Continue reading

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Behold the Human Towers of Catalonia

In Tarragona, Spain, thousands of people gather to witness one of humanity’s strangest and most spectacular contests: building the human towers of Catalonia. Adorned in colorful costume, hundreds of “castellers,” or tower builders, form elaborate human structures that soar into … Continue reading

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