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What Beauty Looks Like, From Argentina to Vietnam

Esther Honig sent an untouched image to Photoshop designers around the world. She had one request: "Make me look beautiful."<p>It started with a self-portrait. Esther Honig sent a photograph of herself, lit simply and shot from the shoulders up, to a designer in Sri Lanka. She sent a simple request …

Shame: The Secret Killer of Innovation, Creativity & Change

If mistakes are treated with blame, finger pointing and humiliation, rather than understanding and empathy, then a shame culture develops along with subsequent risk aversion.<p>As much as I LOVED Brene Brown's Ted Talk, I'm experiencing a wonderful personal transformation as I dig into her brilliantly …

Child sacrifice for wealth and power in Uganda

Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his fodder and dragged them into a nearby forest. He attacked Kanani first. When the boy awoke he had a machete wound on his neck and his sister lay dead beside him.<p>"He grabbed me, strangled me and cut the back of my …

Years after invasion, the U.S. leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>By Sudarsan Raghavan<p>Sudarsan Raghavan<p>Cairo …

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Man jailed for 30 years in Thailand for insulting the monarchy on Facebook

Pongsak Sriboonpeng, 48, receives one of the toughest known sentences passed under the junta-ruled kingdom’s draconian royal defamation law<p>A Thai man has been jailed for 30 years for insulting the monarchy on Facebook, in one of the toughest known sentences passed under the junta-ruled kingdom’s …

25 common American customs that are considered offensive in other countries

Inspired by this Quora thread, we've rounded up some of the most common American customs that are seen as offensive elsewhere.<p><b>1. Tipping</b><p>A contentious …