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Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.
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APHG Themes From Around the World.
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It takes how much water to grow an almond?!

It takes how much water to grow an almond?! | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Why California's drought is a disaster for your favorite fruits, vegetables, and nuts.
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Relevant for my California Students.

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The New World

The New World | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
An interactive series of maps show possible new additions to the world’s list of independent nations.
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Geopolitical updates.

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Central African Republic descends into cannibalism after Christian militias go on rampage

Central African Republic descends into cannibalism after Christian militias go on rampage | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Reports of cannibalism and other horrific acts of violence surfaced in the Central African Republic Saturday as Christian militias went on the rampage following the resignation of the country’s Muslim president.
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Hijab: Veiled in Controversy

Hijab: Veiled in Controversy | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Hijab is an Islamic concept of modesty and privacy, most notably expressed in women’s clothing that covers most of the body.
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Six questions on China’s one-child policy, answered

Six questions on China’s one-child policy, answered | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
What you need to know about China’s one-child policy and how it is changing.
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Huh? Scientists find a version in each of 10 languages studied

Huh? Scientists find a version in each of 10 languages studied | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: "Huh?"
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Rebecca Mead: How Chobani’s Greek Yogurt Became an American Snack Food

Rebecca Mead: How Chobani’s Greek Yogurt Became an American Snack Food | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Five years after Chobani was launched, the company has reached a billion dollars in revenue: a growth-rate more typical of a successful tech start-up than a food business.
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How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines

How Online Mapmakers Are Helping the Red Cross Save Lives in the Philippines | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Volunteers across the world are building the digital infrastructure for the organization's Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in?

Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
A fascinating new look at the cultural differences between the 11 nations that make up North America.
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Another way to explain who we are: The 15 types of communities that make up America

Another way to explain who we are: The 15 types of communities that make up America | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Author Dante Chinni's breakdown of who we are, and how we live.
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The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000

The world has lost almost six Californias worth of forest since 2000 | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Take a look: This is deforestation's footprint from 2000 to 2012, according to a new study of 650,000 high-resolution satellite images.
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Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world?

Over the rainbow: what is it like to be gay around the world? | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Russia introduces an anti-gay law, while Britain makes marriage legal. So what's it like to be gay around the world in 2013?
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Saudi Gazette - Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling

Saudi Gazette - Arab Spring fallout fuels Mediterranean smuggling | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The tone of truth and moderation
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Rushing for the Arctic’s Riches

Rushing for the Arctic’s Riches | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Arctic states have asserted exclusive drilling rights, but the region is not likely to surrender its resources easily.
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The new frontier. Will conflict ensue?

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An empire's fraying edge

An empire's fraying edge | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
IN ANY other European country, the carnage would have caused horror. But ten years of war in Chechnya have inured most Russians to the fates of desperadoes such as...
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Girls Kidnapped for Forced Marriage Suffer Rising Crime in India

Girls Kidnapped for Forced Marriage Suffer Rising Crime in India | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Rupsona’s kidnappers struck at dusk, when most children in her village in eastern India were outside playing and their parents were resting after tending crops all day.
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The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated

The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan: Satellite images

Super Typhoon Haiyan: Satellite images | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
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Saving the language of the Lakota : Community

Saving the language of the Lakota : Community | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Like many members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation, high school senior Kristian Big Crow never spoke his native Lakota language as a child. With only
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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
These are amazing for studying etymology.
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Why the Braves are leaving Atlanta, in one map

Why the Braves are leaving Atlanta, in one map | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
The Braves are moving to be closer to their ticket-holders, who increasingly live outside Atlanta.
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How the Lord of the Rings has helped New Zealand's tech industry

How the Lord of the Rings has helped New Zealand's tech industry | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
Just around the corner from a convenience store, right next door to a primary school with a plastic jungle gym in its postage-stamp playground, sitting on a residential street that is wide open for...
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The centrifuge

The centrifuge | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
A FEW MONTHS ago two marquees were erected at a funfair in Irvine, on Scotland’s west coast. Over the thump-thump of a sound truck provided by the local radio...
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Syrian Refugees: Rebuilding Lives in Turkey

Adiyaman camp in Turkey hosts 10,000 Syrian refugees. Once there, the refugees start to try and rebuild their lives in a positive direction. The camp managem...
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China To Ease One Child Policy

China To Ease One Child Policy | HumanGeo@Parrish | Scoop.it
BEIJING (AP) — China is loosening of family planning rules that limit many couples to a single child in the first substantial change to the unpopular policy in nearly three decades, as leaders seek to address a rapidly aging population.
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