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Africa's First Vertical Forest

Africa’s first vertical forest will open in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital, which is still under construction 30-miles east of Cairo.
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10 Things You Many Not Know About Germany

Forests and woodlands cover one-third of Germany. Culturally, Germans have always embraced woodlands—a reverence that’s reflected in the practice of “waldeinsamkeit”—a type of nature therapy…
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How Imsil Became South Korea's Cheese Region

Cheese didn’t make its debut in the Korean diet until 1964 when a Belgian missionary Didier t'Serstevens arrived in Imsil County. He wanted to help grow the parish's struggling economy and decided to…
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Paying it Forward with Bread in Turkey

In Turkish bakeries, you may notice bags of fresh bread suspended on a hook. Called “askıda ekmek,” this custom is an ancient example of paying it forward. “Askıda ekmek” translates to “bread on a…
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Must Know Japanese Slang Phrases

The wide array of subcultures in Japan helped create an ever-evolving slang you might hear while visiting the country. However, because Japanese culture centers around politeness, it's important to…
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Brazil’s Sacred and Flavorful Red Dendê Oil

In Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, dendê oil is considered sacred. Not only is it an integral part of the region’s Afro-Brazilian cuisine, but it’s also used for religious purposes.
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Italy's Eco-friendly Pasta Straws

In 2019 when the European Union voted to phase out single-use plastics, member nations turned to alternative options for straws. Around the world, metal, paper, or bamboo straws replaced the plastic…
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India's Pushkar Camel Fair

Picture hundreds of camels dressed up, paraded, and entered in a beauty contest. Imagine camels participating in a dance competition and racing one another. And all of this against the backdrop of…
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Ten Fascinating Facts About Egypt

Ancient Egyptian women had a wide array of rights. Although not seen as social equals to men, women in ancient Egypt could buy and sell land, serve on juries, and enter into legal contracts.

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