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The Secret History of Genghis Khan

I’ve been reading the book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World” by Jack Weatherford which was a 2004 New York Times best seller. Through extensive research, Weatherford makes a convincing argument...

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Modest Mouse – 3rd Planet Live

Modest Mouse performs 3rd Planet live at Coachella 2013. 3rd Planet is from the album “The Moon & Antarctica” the third full-length album by American rock band Modest Mouse, first released by Epic Records...

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The Crises of Civilization

A lucidly presented documentary about how ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil, terrorism, food shortages are converging symptoms of a failed global system. This kind of information is hard to swallow but is medicine...

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Vanguard: China’s Wild West

Unlike their Hollywood friendly brethren, the Tibetans, the Uighurs of northwestern China, claim to be an oppressed minority group that no one has ever heard of. That is, unless the Chinese government publicizes an...

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Why More Americans Are Living Alone

More and more Americans are living alone, according to sociologist Eric Klinenberg’s new book “Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Going Alone.” Ray Suarez and Klinenberg discuss the emerging demographic of...

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Design Your Own Prosthetic

A look at Bespoke Innovation, a company specializing in helping amputees customize prosthetic coverings. The transformation it has on the wearer appears to be more than skin deep. (2:30 min)