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How Jewelry Is Helping Underprivileged Girls In Bangladesh Gain An Education
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How Jewelry Is Helping Underprivileged Girls In Bangladesh Gain An Education

Like all good stories, this one began a long time ago in a faraway place. It started in the small town of Bogra in Bangladesh before Nur-E Farhana Rahman was even born. It was the 1960s and her great grandfather, a social reformer, founded the Bhandari Girls’ School. A progressive visionary […]

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From Setup To Salary: How To Create A Professional Blog That Makes Money
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From Setup To Salary: How To Create A Professional Blog That Makes Money

While blogging was once a way for people to ramble off their opinions at will and share journals with the world, today it is a viable way to turn your passions, ideas and personality into a career you enjoy. A lot of you email me asking for help on starting […]

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Speeding down the volcano on my toboggan
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Sliding Down Volcanoes And Into New Local Friendships In León, Nicaragua

When I decided to meet up with a friend of mine for a week-long trip to Nicaragua, I was set to experience what I thought was the best of what the country had to offer: adrenaline pumping treks up and down volcanoes. I was ready for a trip teeming with […]

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Learn to chose fabrics and cook on the side of a volcano with the Karanki community of Ecuador.  Photo courtesy of GoCollette.
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The World’s 12 Best Homestay Experiences For Culturally-Curious Travelers

“There’s no place like home”. This phrase is one we encounter often in Christmas carols, romance novels and cheesy TV series. At first, it seems to eliminate the incentive to travel. Why go through the trouble of packing your bags, boarding a plane and figuring out a strange place, just […]

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Pasta. Photo courtesy of Benjie Ordonez.
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A Look At The Mafia’s Control On The Italian Food System (And What’s Being Done About It)

‘Leave the gun, take the cannoli’, the iconic quote from The Godfather reflecting the relationship between food and the Mafia that is a continuing reality in Italy. This blog explores the Mafia’s control of the food system in southern Italy, along with the rise of the anti-mafia land movement, providing […]

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