U.N. crowdfunding app helps feed Syrian refugees

On Thursday, the United Nations World Food Programme released a new crowdfunding app in order to help feed Syrian children in Jordanian refugee camps. ShareTheMeal, available for iPhone and Android smartphones, encourages users to “share their meals” with these young refugees by donating as little as $0.50, enough to feed a child for one day.  Those who log in to […]

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Merkel’s Short-Sighted Open-Door Policy: Uncertainty and Disdain Continue to Mingle in Germany

With the incessant refugee influx plaguing Europe, Germany has been the most generous and welcoming country to the migrants and refugees fleeing horrid conditions at home. While other EU members are scrambling to deter migration into their country, Germany has accepted 600,000 refugees so far and expect to receive approximately one million asylum seekers by the end of this year. Germany’s […]

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Sauna for the Soul

A Finnish proverb says, “If a sick person is not cured by tar, spirits [alcohol], or sauna, then they will die.” Sauna is the only Finnish word to have entered the international lexicon, and appropriately so: saunas are emblematic of Finnish culture.  The country boasts 3.3 million of them, a statistic made even more impressive when compared to Finland’s population […]

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