Do You Know Where Chocolate Comes From?

Do You Know Where Chocolate Comes From?

Do you know where the chocolate you eat everyday comes from? Join Andy as he travels to Mexico and explores the entire process of making chocolate entirely from scratch. He personally attempts every step of the process, from picking the cacao pods to tempering his chocolate.

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24 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

24 books that will make you a more well-rounded person

Do you aspire to be one of those people who knows at least a little bit about a lot of things? There's any easy way to do it: read … everything! You can't just stick to the thrillers, or anthologies, or biographies you've grown partial to. If you really want to become a more well-rounded person, you'll need to force yourself out of your comfort zone at the bookstore. If you're not sure where to start, you've come to the right place. We've selected 24 timeless books on all different topics…

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Why Some Students Are Ditching America for Medical School in Cuba

Why Some Students Are Ditching America for Medical School in Cuba

When Sarpoma Sefa-boakye, who grew up in southern California and went to UCLA, heard she could go to medical school in Cuba, she thought it must be a joke. Not that it existed—she met Cuban doctors while studying abroad in Ghana, so she knew about the country’s robust healthcare system. What was unbelievable was the cost. “I called the office asking how much the program cost, how much the application fee was. They were just like ‘Free, free,’” says Sefa-Boakye.

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Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

Does Stress Speed Up Evolution?

n The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ comedic sci-fi series from the 1970s, the Haggunenons of Vicissitus Three are one of the most insecure and angry life forms in the galaxy. What’s their problem? They have “impatient chromosomes” that instantly adapt to their surroundings. If they are sitting at a table, for instance, and are unable to reach a coffee spoon, “they are liable without a moment’s consideration to mutate into something with far longer arms.

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Tax-free, guaranteed basic income of 560 Euro moving forward in Finland

Tax-free, guaranteed basic income of 560 Euro moving forward in Finland

The green party of Finland is going to present taking into use a basic income model. This would remove minimum social benefits and replace them with a tax free payment of 560 Euro (approx. 630 USD) each month to every Finnish Citizen. The basic income is going to be tested in the year 2017. The party believes that replacing the benefits with the basic income will help people who work to make more income for themselves by being active citizens. People with part time…

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Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man? 

Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man? 

In public, everyone says that Thomas Sayers Ellis, 52, formerly of Case Western and Sarah Lawrence, a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop this semester, is brilliant. Even the people who find him off-putting and unprofessional tend to agree.

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