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The day when crows are revered as deities

Festival in Nepal worships crows, dogs and cows in successive days Currently, the Tihar festival is held in Nepal, sometimes also known as the festival of lights (Divali), one of the most important festivals in that country - which is also celebrated in India and in other countries with a Hindu population, With certain variations

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7.2 million consumers: the potential marijuana market in Mexico

Mexico could become the next country to legalize recreational marijuana use According to what has been observed in recent years, it seems very likely that recreational marijuana use will begin to be legalized little by little in more and more countries. Based on experiences in European countries such as Portugal or the Netherlands and, more recently, in the United States and Canada, marijuana may become the years to come in a consumer good capable of boosting certain areas of the economy world

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These are the 100 most influential women in the world, according to the BBC

Thanks to their impact on ecological activism, academia and science, political leadership, creativity, sports and gender identities, these 100 women are changing the world Every year, the BBC producer and publisher conducts research on different women who are making significant changes in the world, whether due to political work, social interventions, products related to art or activism in different areas

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The 10 recommendations of Thomas Piketty to end economic inequality

In 'Capital and ideology', his most recent book, French economist Thomas Piketty offers 10 proposals to reduce economic inequality. Thomas Piketty is one of the most recognized economists of our time. Of French origin, Piketty has specialized especially in the study of economic inequality in its relationship with capitalism

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This is the reason why older people in Japan are committing crimes

Older adults in Japan (and other parts of the world) are living alone and rarely talk with family or friends. In Asia and Europe, the phenomenon of societies of older people that are being marginalized and biased, accused of ceasing to be productive, being scolded by younger people not knowing how to use technology or speaking the language of today's youth is being witnessed

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NASA reopens project: women will make first space walk

Currently, NASA has 38 active astronauts. Among them, 12 are female astronauts In recent years, more and more spaces have been opened for women. It should not surprise us then that more and more women receive recognition in public, political, scientific, academic and sports spaces thanks to their merits, skills and abilities

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These are the top 10 arms producing countries (and their main clients)

Weapons - their production and sale - represent one of the largest markets in the world economy (which says a lot about our "civilizations") War, in addition to being an essentially destructive and regrettable activity, is also a monumental market that various nations around the world blatantly exploit

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On the feminist use of language and its detractors

There is an alternative to the variants of inclusive language and the conventional language of a macho structure that does not threaten aesthetics or the economy of language Many feminist people instead of writing "they" or "they" put an "x", an "@" or an "e" instead of the "a" and the "o", so that the vocabulary is neutral and not the sex of those named is distinguished

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Japanese airline already offers alternative to avoid babies on flights

Japan Airlines offers an interesting option for its less tolerant customers For some travelers, not without some neurosis, babies on airplanes can be a nightmare. Long hours on transatlantic flights trying to fall asleep to be able to perform in a business meeting or some other important activity, just so that the constant crying or uncontrolled screams of a child make life a torture

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Earthquakes make people more religious, according to study

Natural disasters increase the religiosity of people The University of Oxford highlights an interesting study that shows the relationship between religiosity and natural disasters, particularly earthquakes or earthquakes. The study shows that between 1991 and 2009, in districts in different parts of the world where there was an earthquake there was also an increase in religiosity up to nine times greater than in those in which there was no natural catastrophe

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Zizek about Greta Thunberg: he is not a genius, he is an apostle who repeats a message

The opinion of the philosopher Slavoj Zizek on the leadership of Greta Thunberg In recent months, Greta Thunberg has become a public figure not only globally known but also increasingly controversial. It was especially after having delivered a speech at the United Nations Organization (UN) a few days ago, that Greta Thunberg aroused the most ignited reactions

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Russian police arrest shaman who walked thousands of kilometers to exorcise Putin

Russian shaman who toured the country on foot, from Siberia to Moscow, with the intention of freeing Russia from the evil spirit of Putin, has been arrested According to scholars of religions, Siberia could be the oldest seat of what we know today as shamanism, possibly the first form of religion. The Siberian shamans continue to exist and are currently in the news, as a "walking shaman" became a celebrity in Russia after he undertook a mission to "expel the evil spirit of Putin" from the Kremlin

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Advertisement with menstrual blood causes controversy, dislike and censorship

The taboo of menstrual bleeding has promoted the popular belief that it is blue ... For several decades, advertisements for women's health products have been marked by prejudices and taboos. It is not surprising that when the high absorption capacity of female towels is promoted, it is by means of a blue liquid to represent menstrual bleeding

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Man dies drowned when making underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend

A tragic case A man has tragically died just after making a creative marriage proposal. Steven Weber swam to the window of his partner's underwater room in Tanzania with a note asking his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, to marry him. The handwritten note, which now seems somewhat dingy and cruelly ironic, said: "I can't hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you

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This woman adopted 97 dogs at home to save them from Hurricane Dorian

Love for animals at a level rarely seen It is hurricane and storm season in the Caribbean and Atlantic area. Faced with this, the alerts have been put on a red light to avoid a significant impact in the event of a natural disaster, mainly in cases where support to ensure the well-being of each family member, including pets, is limited

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73-year-old woman gives birth to twins in India

An extraordinary case occurred in India It is commonly said that after 40 years, any woman runs significant risks in case of a pregnancy, but there are extraordinary cases of women who have managed to have children with more than 60 and up to 70 years. This is the case of Mangayamma Yaramati, a 73-year-old Indian woman who has just given birth to two twins in Andhra Pradesh, in southern India

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The 'meat' made of plants will be the investment of the future, financial assure

Faced with exacerbated consumption, alternative meat (based on plants) poses a possible solution to the evidence of climate change In recent years, the increasingly violent effects of climate change have directed attention to its main causes. Many point not only to an exacerbated capitalism with a “use and throw” lifestyle, but also to a corrupted system of agriculture and livestock that does not respect nature's time or space. Fa

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Slow-fashion, the sustainable alternative in the fashion industry

The trend of 'slow-fashion' is changing consumption patterns, returning to the artisanal and prolonging the life expectancy of our garments As societies in accelerated growth, it is inevitable to think about how our consumption customs have had a significant impact on different levels: from the lifestyle of people and the quality (of life) of the workforce to the biodiversity of the planet

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Photos of the bizarre and failed attempt to assault Area 51

Ufology and conspiracy enthusiasts gather outside Area 51 The so-called Area 51 is a military base in the Nevada desert that, due to its secrecy, has generated numerous conspiracy theories, especially linked to supposed extraterrestrial technology. A few months ago a call was generated that went viral, in which it was called to massively manifest on this site to demand to enter and know the hidden truth of its activities

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They film marijuana planting on the roof in transmission of the Vuelta a España; police seize plants

Helicopter films marijuana plants on rooftop during the Vuelta a España 2019 broadcast One of the most important cycling events in the world left an unexpected chance. While television took aerial shots of cyclists in the city of Igualada in Catalonia, a rooftop with a symmetrical marijuana plantation entered the picture.