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Contrary to a recent New York Times op-ed, research that evaluates policies for reducing violence is widespread and goes beyond randomized controlled trials.
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Go support Aasif Mandvi's (of Daily Show fame) hilarious web series to help counter anti-Muslim sentiments in the US! 
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So the economists are finally taking note.  Interestingly though this focuses outside of the traditional arenas of MENA and SSA.
More emerging market turmoil is coming in 2015, according to recent note from Bank of America/Merrill Lynch research. And one likely source of short-term instability in particular is largely underappreciated: a huge male youth boom. There's a close relationship between surging populations of young men and "revolutions, wars and upheavals," argue Ajay Kapur, Ritesh Samadhiya, and Umesha de...
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This is gorgeous.  Make sure to watch full screen, HD.
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More Tuareg guitar awesomeness from Tinariwen.
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How do the premier ambassadors of Saharan soul navigate a dangerous time in their home nation?
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I love these guys. Awesome band.
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Just learning about a traditional Pakhtun dance called attan.  Absolutely fascinating and beautiful to see (and hear, because the #music is equally as wonderful). Tons of links in this article so you can see this for yourself. #Pakistan    #Afghanistan    #pashtun   #pathan   #afghan   #Pakhtun   #dance   #music   #attan  
So what is Attan? In one word it is a dance. But this is the dance of the Pashtuns; a people who according to some have formed the largest tribal society in the world. Since the dance in some cases...
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Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.
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Aside from the fact that they spelled New Zealand wrong, this is pretty interesting.
We’re pretty much all coffee obsessives around these parts. In fact, here are 10 stories that remind us that craft coffee is taking over the world. We also occasionally offer up our take on the most i
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Amazing! A Lorem Ipsum generator that is full of cheese!
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This week my colleague Laura Anderson made the case for why other countries should adopt Spain’s eating schedule. The fact that people in Spain stay up so late is partially the result of a flukey Franco era-change to the country’s time zone that put the country an hour ahead of...
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Olive oil and the mafia.
The adulteration of Italian olive oil.
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Peshawar Attack: ‘Some marks stay forever’
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IVS students took it upon themselves to break through from myopia of violence — especially for those living in Karachi.

Halal in the Family: A Web Series By Aasif Mandvi!
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Introducing America’s Favorite Muslim Family... Don't Worry, They're Not THAT kind of Muslim!

Infographic: 31 Ways Coffee Is Made Around The World. Our Minds Are Blown.
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This lost generation of young men is threatening global stability
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Cheese Ipsum
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Amazing! A Lorem Ipsum generator that is full of cheese!

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Post-Colonialism: Why the U.S. Should Help Govern South Sudan
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We can't fully address the young country's failures with more peacekeepers or a power-sharing deal. Here's why Washington should launch a jo

Ghosts I've Known
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My little sister's depression was realer than mine. It was not self-inflicted, but deep and hard-wired and inescapable. Ultimately we could

Watch a Trailer for the Upcoming Sriracha Documentary
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The cultishly beloved Sriracha hot sauce has been causing some controversy (and maybe some burning eyes) of late, making it the perfect time

Black Marble (Europe and Africa)
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We've already brought you incredible pics from the geniuses at NASA. Blue Marble—all three of our special editions—reveal Earth in all its e

The French African Connection
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This series explores the dark and dramatic history of France's relationships with its former African colonies.

A Violent Year in the Life of the Syria-Turkey Border
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War disrupts lives in ways large and small as the battle for control of Syria forces hundreds of thousands to flee.