Duty (economics)
In economics, a duty is a kind of tax levied by a state. It is often associated with customs, in which context they are also known as tariffs or dues. The term is often used to describe a tax on certa...
No They Can't: The Cayman Islands
Money flows to The Cayman Islands - NOT because they are a tax haven, but because they have simple rules. My investigation:
Incredible Egg Art Will Awe You | Short Film Showcase
In Bukovina, a northern region of Romania, the Easter tradition of dyeing eggs has been elevated into an art form. Filmmaker Titus-Armand Napirlica along wit...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Summer Olympics
From a gymnast with a wooden leg to a medalist busted for drinking beer, explore 10 surprising facts about the Summer Olympics.
Joey Chestnut Eats Record-Breaking 70 Hot Dogs At Nathan's Famous Eating Contest
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut regained the Mustard Yellow International Belt Monday, ousting Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie of the championship title at the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Fa...
7 Things You Don't Know About Mother's Day's Dark History
The holiday started as an antiwar statement. But battles over who owned Mother's Day kept coming.
Fungi Funeral: Mushroom ‘Death Suit’ Offers Eco-Friendly Alternative To Caskets & Cremation
If you are looking for a radical new way to dispose of your body after death, look no further than mushrooms, says TED Fellow artist Jae Rhim Lee. Coming on the market this year, her “death suit” will...
8 Things You Should Know About Chinese New Year
Traditionally the most important holiday on the Chinese calendar, Chinese New Year (also known as Spring Festival), is a more family-focused affair than January 1, with sit-down dinners taking the pla...
Bear Costumes, Dancing, Donuts—Inside Ukraine's Biggest Party
The colorful festival has lived on for thousands of years, fueling Ukrainian identity in times of turmoil.
5 Beautiful Winter Traditions Around The World
Many places and cultures around the world put on a pretty spectacular show in wintertime, whether it be to welcome in the cold, perform rituals, do religious rites, or just have a good time. The domin...
Why Do Couples Exchange Rings With Vows? The Elusive Ancient Origins Of Wedding Rings
The image of a couple exchanging rings during a wedding ceremony is instantly recognizable, and is held as an ancient tradition. A ring on a certain finger indicates that the wearer is married, but ma...
U.S. Takes Steps to Make Corporate Inversions More Difficult
The U.S. strengthened efforts to discourage corporate inversions by making the deals more difficult and limiting the benefits of the transactions, just as an iconic American firm considers shifting it...
Crossing The Veil: The Pre-Christian Origins Of Halloween And Samhain
Halloween, or the ancient Samhain, is considered the time of year when the veil between our world and the spirit world is at its thinnest. As darkness falls and families light their pumpkin Jack-o'-la...
Last of the Naga
The Naga Sadhu are monastic, solitary and extremely harsh to even the most devout and traditional Hindus. Their severe ways have diminished their numbers to the verge of extinction. Between their reje...
15 Pictures of Traditional Dress Around the World
Around the world, traditional dress serves a variety of purposes. Whether it’s a way of remembering your ancestors, performing a religious ceremony, or marking an important event, almost every culture...
Tradition
A tradition is a belief or behavior passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. Common examples include holidays or impractical but so...
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Tax avoidance
Tax avoidance is the legal usage of the tax regime to one's own advantage to reduce the amount of tax that is payable by means that are within the law. Tax sheltering is very similar, although unlike ...
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Hepit
Hepit is the Hurrian goddess of the sky. She is depicted in statues as standing on the back of a lion. Hepit may have been identical to or an aspect of Hebat. She was still worshipped at Comana in Asi...
Swiss National Day
The Swiss National Day (German: Schweizer Bundesfeier; French: Fête nationale Suisse; Italian: Festa nazionale svizzera; Romansh: Fiasta naziunala Svizra) is the national holiday of Switze...
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Appleseed Recordings
Founded in 1997 by activist attorney Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings is an American idealistic, internationally distributed and independent music label devoted to releasing socially conscious cont...
U.S. Takes Steps to Make Corporate Inversions More Difficult
The U.S. strengthened efforts to discourage corporate inversions by making the deals more difficult and limiting the benefits of the transactions, just as an iconic American firm considers shifting it...
Halve Maen
Halve Maen (English: Half Moon) was a Dutch East India Company vlieboot (similar to a carrack) which sailed into what is now New York Harbor in September 1609. She was commissioned by the Dutch Re...
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Tóka þáttr Tókasonar
Tóka þáttr Tókasonar is a short legendary saga found in the Flateyjarbók.
Tóka þáttr Tókasonar - Wikipedia
Bec dilxil xastin
To the Apache Indians and the San Carlos Indians of Arizona, Bec dilxil xastin is "Black Metal Old Man", a pre-existent deity, one of the four primordial beings (in one creation myth). In another he a...
Śruti
Shruti (Sanskrit: श्रुति, IAST: śrūti, lit. "hearing, listening"), often spelled sruti or sruthi mainly in South India, is the body of sacred texts comprising the central canon of Hinduism and is ...
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10 Unluckiest People Of All Time
Here are 10 of the most unlucky people on the planet!..
Boss' Day
Boss's Day is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 (or the nearest working day) in the United States, Canada, Lithuania and Romania. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their ...