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  • A 48-year-old CEO set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Photos show her heart-wrenching journey around the world.

    Mina Guli Mina Guli is the 48-year-old CEO of Thirst, a non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use  water more sustainably. To raise awareness about the global water crisis, Guli embarked on a mission to run 100 marathons around the world in 100 days.  By day 62, Guli was saddled with a severe injury, but continued to press on with the campaign. At age 48, Mina Guli embarked on a quest to run 100 marathons in 100 days. As the CEO of Thirst, an international non-profit initiative...

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  • 'The World's Best' 5th Judge Premiere: One-Armed Violinist and World-Record Sword Swallower Set Tone

    James Corden hosts CBS's "The World's Best," an epic variety show kicking off with a sword swallower, escape artist, taekwondo experts, a one-armed violinist, singers and more.

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  • One Breath Around the World

    I’ve followed the work of world champion free diver Guillaume Néry for several years now and this video might be his best one yet. In it, he explores a bunch of different waterscapes, floating and diving and walking until you can’t tell which way is up and if he’s actually in water or in outer space. Also of note is that the video was filmed by free diver Julie Gautier, who shot the entire thing while holding her breath, a more difficult task than Néry’s. I’d like to see the making-of video for...

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  • Visualizing Corruption Around The World

    Growing levels of public sector corruption can stifle a country’s economic growth while also chipping away at political freedom. Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins asks,  which parts of the world are perceived to be most corrupt – and further, how does this data differ between regions, and how has it trended over time? THE CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX (CPI) Today’s chart pulls its numbers from the recent 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index report, which has been published by Transparency...

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  • Understanding peppers and chilis from around the world

    A comprehensive and multinational review of peppers/chilis (Capsicum species) with academic and scientific input from points across the globe, such as Argentina, Brazil, Taiwan, Mexico, Italy, Hungary, Austria, and the United States sets out to explore various aspects of interest concerning this horticulturally important crop.

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  • America shrugs while democracy around the world retreats

    Democracy is in retreat. That is the sobering conclusion of the latest annual report, “Freedom in the World,” published by Freedom House. For the 13th year in a row, freedom declined around the world — with more countries falling down freedom’s ranks than moving up. It is a global retreat, affecting

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  • Seven moral rules found all around the world

    Anthropologists at the University of Oxford have discovered what they believe to be seven universal moral rules.

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