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Where do Easter Eggs & Chocolate Bunnies come from?

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Where do Easter eggs come from? Why do the children eat chocolate rabbits? And what about that game looking for hare’s eggs in the garden? We take a look at the symbolism behind Easter and its traditions and we find some common values and eternal cycles of respect for reproduction and human life. As Easter approaches, let us take a look at the symbolism... 

Kirsten Dunst under Feminist fire for being Feminine

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Actress Kirsten Dunst has come under fire for expressing her opinion that it is still OK for women to embody traditional gender roles and depend on a man from time to time. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar in the U.K., the actress, who played a damsel in distress in 2002′s Spiderman, apologetically commented on how women taking on roles at home traditionally... 

Sweden begins social experiment cutting work to 6 hours

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​The local government of Gothenburg, Sweden, is to begin a yearlong experiment to see if cutting the working week to 30 hours will be more efficient. It is hoped working less hours will cut down on sick leave, and save money. Under the plan, the employees will remain on the same pay. “We think it’s time to give this a real shot in Sweden,”... 

Will Russia protect its culture from Western culture?

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Low-quality film products conquer children’s immature minds. Parents may try to protect the younger generation from poor quality food or harmful toys, but it is hard to protect individuals from watching low-grade films. Will Russia change its cultural policy because of yet another standoff with the West? This issue affects many spheres of life in Russia,... 

Vatican Astronomers Ramp Up Their Search For “Brother Extraterrestrial”

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Why in the world is the Vatican searching for extraterrestrial life? Does the Catholic hierarchy know something about alien life that the rest of us do not? Why is the largest religious organization on the planet spending so much time and energy looking for “brother extraterrestrial”? Earlier this month, the Vatican Observatory cosponsored a major conference... 

Sharia law to be adopted into UK legal system for first time

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Sharia principles are to become enshrined in the UK legal system for the first time, with The Law Society publishing guidelines for drawing up documents according to Islamic rules, which would exclude non-believers and encroach on women’s rights. The new guidelines were produced by The Law Society earlier this month. Under the guidance, High Street solicitors... 

Kenyan parliament legalizes polygamy marriage

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Kenya’s parliament has passed a bill allowing men to marry as many women as they want, prompting a furious backlash from female politicians. The bill, which amended existing marriage legislation, was passed late on Thursday to formalise customary law about marrying more than one person. The proposed bill had initially given a wife the right to veto the... 

America, minus the mask: The dream is over

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America is a nation of killers. It always has been, from the first Pilgrims who set foot in Massachusetts and later murdered the very people who had saved them from starvation. The entire American population is trapped in a self-delusion that they are heroes, fighting an endless string of evil enemies. But in fact their targeted enemies have always been innocent... 

70 dead in Bolivia carnival festivities

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Performers during Bolivian Carnival The Bolivian government says 70 people have died, most of them in road accidents, during carnival festivities in the Andean country. Interior Minister Carlos Romero said on Wednesday that police reported 70 deaths, including 37 in traffic accidents, AFP reported. That toll did not include another five people killed in an incident... 

Arizona Governor announces veto of Religious Freedom Bill

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Arizona governor Jan Brewer held a press conference on Wednesday night to announce she had vetoed a controversial bill which would have permitted businesses to refuse service based on an owner’s religious beliefs. Brewer, a Republican known nationally for her conservative stance on immigration and abortion rights, said she would not sign the law, SB 1062,... 

1 in 4 Americans don’t know Earth circles Sun

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The nation that put the first man on the Moon is failing to make the grade today when it comes to basic knowledge of the solar system and other fundamental scientific insight. That’s according to a new survey which concludes that while most Americans have a world of information at their fingertips, and show tremendous enthusiasm for new technology, they also... 

North, South Koreas hold high-level talks in years

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Top officials from North Korea and the neighboring South have held the highest-level government talks in years, ahead of the planned reunion of families separated by the 1950-53 Korean War. Talks between the two sides were held on Wednesday at the border truce village of Panmunjom on the southern side of the border. The last official high-level meetings between... 

Ancient Chinese used bamboo sticks as calculator

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Approximately 2,300 years ago the ancient Chinese wrote the world’s oldest decimal multiplication table on bamboo sticks. According to experts, it was a very effective calculator that let one do the calculations not only with integers but also fractions. No country in the world had similar calculators at that time. Five years ago, Beijing Tsinghua University... 

Russian patriarch urges senators to strongly reject legalization of gay marriage

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On January 28, at the meeting of the Federation Council dedicated to XXII Christmas Readings, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill demanded Russian senators thwart any aspirations to legalize same-sex marriages in Russia. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman that is concluded for procreation.... 

Pope’s doves of peace for Ukraine attacked by angry birds

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Pope Francis on Sunday prayed for the start of a “constructive dialogue” in Ukraine, releasing two white doves to symbolize the hope for peace. However, the doves were immediately attacked by a crow and a seagull. Addressing tens of thousands of people gathered in Vatican City’s St. Peter’s Square for the Pope’s weekly Angelus prayer, the pontiff... 
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