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How a United Iran, Russia and China are Changing The World - For the Better

<i>The two previous articles have focused on the various geopolitical theories, their translations into modern concepts, and practical actions that the</i> …

Removal of the heart: how Islam became a matter of state in Iran

The crowning of Ismail as king of Iran in Tabriz in 1501 was low-key, as was his announcement that Shia Islam would henceforth be the official state religion. And yet this was a turning-point in Iranian history, with repercussions up to the present day.<p>Like most Iranians the Safavids (1501-1722) …

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On Traveling Alone, Packing, and Persia with Author-Explorer Naomi Duguid

Naomi Duguid travels the world like we all wish we did: going with the motions, without much planned before it happens, eating a ton. She's the epitome of an explorer, and her books—Taste of Persia her latest, Burma the one before that—approach the geography with the same enthusiasm, curiosity, and …

Calling Iranians ";Descendants of the Magi"; Is Actually a Compliment

Recently, the chief mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh, said that Iranians are Majus. This is the Arab name for Iran's Zoroastrians, who …

10 Moving Portraits Of Dads & Daughters That Show Real Family Life In Iran

Nafise Motlaq was living in Malaysia when she got the news that her father was ill.<p>“I heard from my family that my father is not in a good health …

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Video shows dramatic water rescue of woman and toddler

NBC News - AMSTERDAM, Neth. (NBC) - A dramatic rescue was caught on video this week when a woman and her toddler were saved after their car plunged …

16 Surprising Things About Parenting in the Netherlands

We are thrilled to launch our third annual installment of Motherhood Around the World. First up: My friend Penny lives with her husband Hugo and …

20 Essential Job Interview Tips

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Why so many Dutch people work part time

THE Dutch are generally a pretty content bunch. The Netherlands consistently ranks as one of the best places in the world to live. Dutch kids are …

Pick the Carton with the Freshest Eggs by Looking for This Number

The freshest eggs have the best flavor and will last longer. Here's an insider tip on picking the freshest carton of eggs at the grocery store: look …

Taste Tests Are More Fun Stoned, As Demonstrated In This Dutch Coffee Ad

Dutch agency 180 Amsterdam has come up with a taste test with a difference for Amsterdam-based coffee brand Moyee: filming people sampling and commenting on the coffee’s flavors while under the influence of cannabis.<p>The premise is simple: Invite a cross-section of Amsterdam cannabis smokers to a …

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Strange lights on dwarf planet Ceres have scientists perplexed

A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are.<p>As bizarre as that …

American babies are less cuddly than Dutch ones

It seems cultural differences are visible at a very early age: less than one year old, to be precise. A new study has found that Dutch babies laugh and smile more than US infants, and they cuddle more, too, per a Washington State University post at Eureka Alert.<p>American babies do, however, have the …

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