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Delightfully Weird Holiday Traditions Around the Globe
A pair of generic holiday elf dolls sit on a wooden floor together. One is wearing a red outfit and the other is wearing a green one.

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Delightfully Weird Holiday Traditions Around the Globe

Flaming straw goats, spying elves, pooping nativity figurines...these are just some of the strange and delightful Christmas traditions happening...

You’d Better Watch Out: Holiday Horrors and Truly Terrifying Traditions from Around the Globe
You’d Better Watch Out: Holiday Horrors and Truly Terrifying Traditions from Around the Globe .

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You’d Better Watch Out: Holiday Horrors and Truly Terrifying Traditions from Around the Globe

In the United States, children who look forward to Christmas presents under the tree in December have to be good all year long, or else they’ll...

How to Make your Holiday Medieval and Bright with Pomanders
How to make your holiday medieval and bright with pomanders

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How to Make your Holiday Medieval and Bright with Pomanders

Now we know that pomander balls aren’t much good against the plague, but they’re still fun and easy to put together. Plus, they make cheerful...

Ecuadorian Farmers Spin Alpaca Wool Into Gold
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Ecuadorian Farmers Spin Alpaca Wool Into Gold

Indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Andes are reviving ancestral fiber arts with alpaca wool to escape the cycle of poverty and protect the...

This History of Humanity's Deadliest Predator Delivers Swarms of Fascinating Facts
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This History of Humanity's Deadliest Predator Delivers Swarms of Fascinating Facts

Nearly half of all humans who have ever lived were killed by mosquitos and the disease they spread. That’s an estimated 52 billion people killed...

Why Giving is Good For Your Health
Why Giving is Good For Your Health

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Why Giving is Good For Your Health

Generous acts like giving to charity and volunteering have positive effects on your overall physical and mental well-being.

12 Unique Holiday Feasts Around the World
12 Unique Holiday Feasts Around the World.

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12 Unique Holiday Feasts Around the World

This time of the year, much of the world is finding something worth celebrating — and when people celebrate, they tend to do it with food. Here...

A Sneak Peek at our Latest Trip to Nepal
A man is greeted by a Nepali woman with marigolds in Nepal

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A Sneak Peek at our Latest Trip to Nepal

Candids and outtakes from Heifer International's trip to Nepal in October 2019

Mommy Shaming Through the Millennia: The Controversial Origins of Bottle Feeding
A collection of ceramic spouted drinking vessels for babies, dating to the Bronze Age

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Mommy Shaming Through the Millennia: The Controversial Origins of Bottle Feeding

A recent archaeological discovery proves we have more in common with prehistoric parents than we thought.

A Person is a Person: Books to Teach Empathy and Kindess
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A Person is a Person: Books to Teach Empathy and Kindess

Book recommendations to help young readers identify and empathize with others, celebrate differences and deal with big feelings.