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Moms around the world teach their kids a lot of cool rules

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| Global mothers give special wisdom depending where they live. What do you call your elders? Do you know how to gather firewood? What's the family password?

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Why millennials care about politics


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2015 saw a decrease in religious freedom around the world


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