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Unlocking the Mystery of the Mayan Collapse
The tropical rainforests of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras were home to the Maya for most of the first millennium AD. These people established several kingdoms and minor empires, constructed massive palaces, ball courts,...
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The Spiritual Benefits of Physical Labor
Spirituality may mean many things to many people, but generally, one who is on a spiritual path is seeking a more noble or meaningful existence; wishing to be a better person and have a closer...
Almost 1,000 Homes Destroyed in Colorado Wildfires, 2 People Still Missing
Search teams are still trying to locate two people amongst smoldering debris from a massive wildfire that has destroyed nearly 1,000 homes and buildings in Colorado.  The inferno, which broke out on Dec. 30, torched...
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Heavy Rains Cause Floods Throughout Malaysia, Over 50 Killed, Thousands Evacuated
Since Dec. 16, 2021, several states across Malaysia have been struck by two weeks of heavy rain, causing floods to take the lives of over 50 people and prompting thousands more to be evacuated.  The...
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Fates Reversed Instantly When Kindness Prevails
Sometimes, one may suddenly and unexpectedly recover from a serious illness, and we think of it as a chance occurrence; but in traditional Chinese culture, nothing happens “by chance” — there is always a reason...
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China in a Deep Freeze; 70% of China’s Territory Experiencing a Cold Snap
Yet another cold snap is sweeping through most of China. Nearly 70 percent of the country has been covered in snow, with blizzards and icy roads in many areas, causing massive shutdowns of roads, rails,...
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The Legend of Tomten, and a Craft to Make Him Yours
The Christmas season is a time for faith and magic; a time for showing kindness and gratitude. In Sweden, there is a special type of magic unique to Scandinavia. Already famous for its trolls, Sweden...
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Exploring the Deep and Mysterious Holloways of Dorset
The word “holloways” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon term “hola weg,” meaning ”harrowed path,” or “sunken road.” While the ancient Oregon Trail, which was used by thousands of pioneers heading west through North America, has...
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Modern-day ‘Moby Dick’ Spotted in Caribbean: Film Captures Rare White Sperm Whale
Fans of Herman Melville’s 1851 book, Moby Dick, will be interested to know that Melville’s titular character has recently taken shape in real life. As a Dutch sailor recounted spotting a rare white sperm whale...