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Meanwhile... in Bhutan, the government is opening the door wider to foreign tourism

And in the Congo, Belgian biologist Koen Hufkens is 'already a long way toward predicting the Congo forest’s future' thanks to a treasure trove of notebooks, while a fairy-tale rescue story could raise awareness of the plight of abandoned dogs on Mauritius.

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Meanwhile... in Guam, the US Navy is trying to grow coral in a nursery

And in Ethiopia, designer Yamerote 'Yami' Mengistu is making and selling fashion merchandise in her native Ethiopia, attempting to provide gainful employment for Ethiopian women, while Irish golfer Adam Rolston has completed the longest golf hole in history.

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As punishment, it laid an egg

I set out to teach my daughter a lesson, but in the end, the lesson was mine.

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Meanwhile... book-loving Somalis defy the threats of terrorists

And in Slovakia, one of the world’s more unusual museums opened last month: Štefan Polgári opened the Múzeum Mobilov – or Museum of Vintage Cellphones – in his home. 

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A revealing Russian tour

My cabdriver shows me Moscow’s sights and soul.

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Postal diplomacy

I joined half a million others in a reassuring grass-roots endeavor.

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Meanwhile... how Sicily is showcasing refugees' cultures and art

In the tiny rural town of Sutera, locals now host a 'festival of hospitality' each August, which allows recent arrivals from Africa and the Middle East to showcase their cuisines and to entertain visitors (who come from all over Sicily) with their music and dance.

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The castles of my imagination

The fortresses were built to project power, but they intrigue me for vastly different reasons.

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Of moose and man

An early test of our vows to stick by each other arrived in Canada’s wilds.

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Ballistics: What goes up must come down

Is there something about “ballistic” that makes a missile even more dangerous?

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Why every writer needs a tree

Mine is just outside my window. Without it, I’d be forced to stare into a blank computer screen instead.

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The ‘this’ in ‘I can do this’ keeps evolving

Parenthood is constantly revising what I think I’m capable of. 

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How I became a reader of books

My parents encouraged me in ways I didn’t realize until much later.

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Charlottesville, through a graduate's eyes

A former University of Virginia student reflects on the complicated racial history of her alma mater.

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Unexpectedly cleansed

I was pointed feet-first toward the doorless doorway on a marble slab, completely naked.

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A garden that only a human could love

Out West, hungry critters abound, and our plants are their would-be banquets.

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Why I’m totally into totality

Later this month, the path of a total solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina.

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What I saw, and what she knows

Until you’ve actually taken pictures in a place, you don’t know how people will respond.

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Why he’s ‘Ben,’ not ‘Odysseus’

In naming draft animals, brevity can circumvent catastrophe. 

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The press of gratitude

I’ve loved ironing ever since childhood. Now I understand why.

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