World Vision sponsors could choose a child in the mid-1970s by pasting one of these stamps with their likeness on a mail-in card.
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No matter who chooses whom, many sponsors of children in need see God as the real driving force when they enter this arrangement with far-away strangers.
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Esta es la primera vez que los países del norte aceptan una emisión conjunta de deuda y que, además, los recursos obtenidos se repartan, al menos en parte, mediante transferencias.
A woman sits at a site in James Town, Accra, demolished in May 2020 to make way for a new fishing port complex.
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The patterns of colonial spatial violence that played out in Ghanaian cities echo around the world.
We shouldn't try to banish waste entirely. We need to rethink it.
Venezuela Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, center, greets the arrival of medical specialists and supplies from China in March.
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The US may want to rethink its anti-China policy as Beijing's focus on providing international coronavirus aid and digital and health care investments seems to be working.
‘The Meeting of Two Worlds,’ a sculpture at L'Anse aux Meadows, commemorates the meeting of Vikings and Native Americans around the year 1000.
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The allure of novel goods was so strong that it triggered 1,000 years of trade and interactions among people from different places, but there were limits on globalization then that no longer exist,
Ticks that transmit Lyme disease continue to expand their range.
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Reforestation and reintroduced deer populations are helping ticks expand their range. The parasites bring the bacteria that causes Lyme disease with them.
A healthcare worker interviews people at a drive-through coronavirus screening in Yorba Linda, CA.
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Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, in New York, Jan. 28, 2020.
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As women began to come forward with experiences of rape and abuse, backlash came forward too. The notion of 'false memory' developed to explain away assault. Here's why that notion itself is untrue.
Golden Iwan, Shrine of Fatima Masuma, built in the eighth century, is also a leading Shii seminary in Iran.
Trump recently warned Iran that the US could target its cultural sites. Many of Iran's cultural sites carry deep religious meaning for a global Shii community and such a threat risks alienating them.
Many employees with mental illnesses don’t get the help they need for fear of discrimination.
Stigmas surrounding mental health can create difficult or even dangerous situations for employees struggling with mental illness.
A mother hugs her son at the memorial of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue.
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The US Constitution is supposed to protect freedom of religion. But in the 20th century, white Christian nationalists used this ideal to discriminate against Jews and justify their exclusion.
Food didn’t become gendered until the late 19th century.
In the early 20th century, women's food started being described as 'dainty,' meaning fanciful but not filling.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009.
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A critic of Obama's two terms explains how the 44th president's personality and his politics of 'least resistance' prevented him from rising to the moment.
Gay, bi and trans men experience unique harms from sexual abuse and often struggle to resolve their sexuality as a result.
Sexual abuse of gay and bisexual men often goes unreported and untreated, but the trauma remains. Two sexual abuse psychologists explain the unique harms that can occur.
Penelitian kami menunjukkan bahwa anak-anak tidak secara alami memiliki sikap membalas budi.
Kids have no problem remembering who plays fair.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
What are the differences between planned assisted childbirth with midwife at home versus delivery with obstetrician at a hospital?
Evidence suggests that microbes play a vital role in health. But what microbes we get depends whether we were born in a hospital versus at home. That could impact our health decades later.
Parenting and baby care books may be unintentionally putting babies in danger.
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Doris Day pictured in 1965.
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Que sera, sera? Well, maybe not. Nothing says that women have to accept the status quo. Doris Day spoke out about wife-beating in an era in which it wasn't accepted. Surely there are lessons.