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Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience!
Inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience!

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“You have this kind of feeling of loss, and then it's only when you cook your own — the food that you grew up eating, that you feel this kind of relief that you've almost transported back for that moment of time that you're eating.” The cookbook, Our Syria: Recipes From Home, gathers stories and recipes from Syrian refugees: https://goo.gl/hF2Sp4 When you’re feeling homesick or sad, what are your favorite meals to make?
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When her beloved cat Isis passed away, photojournalist Preston posted daily photos of Isis on Instagram for 100 days as a way to grieve. The series, #100daysofisis, celebrate their life together and explores how we talk about the passing of a loved one: https://n.pr/2w8X4Hh Continue the conversation and explore how others have remembered their pets in Living with Animals.
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There are many ways humans have told stories throughout time, including word-of-mouth, written tales, and even the night sky. Check out this 360 degree video to see famous constellations and the stories they inspired in cultures around the world: https://n.pr/2Klqc8g Which constellation is your favorite?
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In our Race: Are We So Different? exhibit, we ask visitors to leave their thoughts or stories about their heritage. One visitor wrote, “I am considered half Asian and half white. The white part of me is Australian. By blood I am Chinese but I grew up in Thai culture, so I know how to speak and the culture more than Chinese. At school I’m known as the American one due to being born here and having an accent.” What story would you tell?
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"We pride ourselves on our alphabet," says Malayan. "It's one of the cornerstones of our culture. We carve it on wood; we embroider it on textiles; we use it in carpet art, in manuscript art." Ruben Malayen is working to revive the art of calligraphy in Armenia and is known for creating iconic protest posters: https://n.pr/2MAvtG2
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Growing up Mahtab Hussain struggled with his identity – was he British, British-Pakistani, Kashmiri, or British Asian? He was born and raised in the United Kingdom with Pakistani immigrant parents, but from a young age was told he didn’t belong. In his new photography book, Mahtab explores his identity and connections to his roots: https://n.pr/2L5h3Rv
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If you’ve had a rough day, what are your go-to techniques for feeling better? According to scientists, you may want to turn to your canine companion. A new study found that when humans cry, their dogs feel their distress and will try to do something to help: http://bit.ly/2KCwFXG Continue learning about our relationship with our pets and how it’s changed over time in our Living with Animals exhibit!
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“For more than fifty years, those boleros from that period have been transmitted from one generation to the next. And with this new revival, this tradition will continue for a long time.” Bolero, the romantic Latin music style that was born in Cuba and migrated around the world, is enjoying a revival: https://n.pr/2KjYiVz
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Do you walk your dog every day? Science has shown that daily walks with your furry friend have wide-ranging health benefits, called the “Lassie effect.” A recent study dug into why people love or hate to walk their dog: http://nyti.ms/2sMkoIC Continue learning about your canine companion and the animals in your life in our fun Living with Animals exhibit!
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Hmm, do you know what time it is in Alpacastan? How about Koala Lumpur or Hamsterdam? Our exhibits team had fun creating these animal-themed clocks in our Living with Animals exhibit!
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