Category Archives: Culture

Nigerian Hair Culture Documented in Rainbow-Hued Portraits by Medina Dugger

Lagos-based photographer Medina Dugger documents colorful hair culture in the coastal Nigerian city with her ongoing series Chroma. The collection of portraits pays homage to J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, a renowned African photographer who documented women’s hairstyles in Nigeria for over … Continue reading

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The Bermuda Triangle: A Breeding Ground for Rogue Waves or a Pit of Human Mistakes? – Live Science

…and then they just disappeared. The Bermuda Triangle, a mysterious stretch of ocean between Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the tip of Florida, has allegedly, throughout the years, swallowed a horde of unsuspecting ships, planes and people. Many tales have been … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Things About England – Adventures & Naps

Adventures and Naps Published on 13 Feb 2018 After living in England for the last 2+ years, I’ve noticed a few unique things about this wonderful country! Here’s some lesser-known quirks about England 🙂 I also wanted to mention that … Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t trust markets with our civic life

In the past three decades, says Michael Sandel, the US has drifted from a market economy to a market society; it’s fair to say that an American’s experience of shared civic life depends on how much money they have. (Three … Continue reading

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The War on Consciousness – Graham Hancock

What is death? Our materialist science reduces everything to matter, materialist science in the West says that we are just meat, we’re just our bodies. So when the brain is dead, that’s the end of consciousness, there is no life … Continue reading

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The Equation of Time: Clocks Vs Sundials

A few centuries ago, the arbiter of “local noon” wasn’t the mechanical clock, it was the sundial. The pseudoscientific-sounding “equation of time” is how you convert between the two — and perhaps not the way you’d expect.

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The Japanese Mini Truck Garden Contest is a Whole New Genre in Landscaping – Colossal

The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and … Continue reading

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Watch a Vinyl Record Spin so Quickly That it Shatters- Colossal

The The Slow Mo Guys (Dan Cruchy and Gavin Free) have found fame creating slow motion videos of otherwise undetectably fast movements. Their latest experiment, filmed at 12,500 frames per second, shows a vinyl record spinning so quickly that it … Continue reading

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Ireland’s referendum results: legalised abortion projected to win “by a landslide” — Sound Books

Ireland’s no-exceptions-made abortion ban was one of the cruelest and most inhumane in the world, and after years of struggle, the country has finally held a referendum to amend its constitution and strike down the abortion ban in Article 8; … Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Era Roots of Roller Skating

Great Big Story Published on 9 May 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.3M In cities like Atlanta, roller skating culture is alive and rocking. But, its roots go back decades, back to the Civil Rights era. During desegregation in the 1950s and 1960s, … Continue reading

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