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6 months ago

Post from Don Hornsby

Don Hornsby · At least two billion cups of #coffee are drunk every day, making it one of the world’s most popular drinks. Few of us pause to consider where our morning brew comes from. Do you know where your cappuccino comes from? · The Cost of Your Coffee · For centuries, Africa has suffered ...

1 year ago

Continue To Come Together

Marianne Naughton · Pictured above, although society has made it hard for mixed families in the past, I sure feel blessed to be growing (in culture). Here is our improved generation, now including heritage (Africa and Mexico into our mix) no short of the many places in my genes alone: Irish, Polish, ...

1 year ago

Extinct Animals Spotlight: Bluebuck

Suzanne Grandt · Like many species before it, the bluebuck species breathed its last at the turn of the 18th century. Though this large, beautiful animal was known to be in decline, European settlers to the plains of South Africa hunted this species to extinction. The last known bluebuck was sigh ...

2 years ago

Extinct Animal Spotlight: Western Black Rhinoceros

Suzanne Grandt · According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, more than 28,000 species of animals across the world are in danger of becoming extinct. Among those is the black rhino. One type of black rhinoceros, the Western black rhino, has alr ...

2 years ago

The Best Philanthropy Books

Peter Palivos Attorney · Philanthropy has grown over the past few years and is currently booming. It’s even down to a more social level, where people will do Facebook fundraisers on their birthdays. It’s great that people want to support the less fortunate, but learning the history of philanthropy is sti ...

2 years ago

An Ancient Monetary System: The Cowry Shell Coins

Bob Klein · For anthropologists, a stable currency is one of the hallmarks of advanced culture. In colonial North America, the Confederacies of the Algonquin and the Iroquois used wampum, beads made from the shell of the quahog hard clam. Purple beads carried a higher value than white ones a ...

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