The Indus Valley civilisation is 2,500 years older than previously believed — Quartz

The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought. A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years old—2,500 years older than previously believed. That could make the Indus Valley settlements, which were spread…

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India has 18 million modern slaves—at least five times more than any other country in the world — Quartz

India is home to the largest number of enslaved people in the world. A little over 18 million people—equal to the entire population of Chile—are victims of modern slavery in Asia’s third-largest economy, according to the Global Slavery Index (pdf), published by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation. Such persons are often engaged in…

via India has 18 million modern slaves—at least five times more than any other country in the world — Quartz

An Indian engineer in Silicon Valley has invented a machine to brew the perfect masala tea — Quartz

For the last two-and-a-half years, Gaurav Chawla has had one obsession: Making the perfect cup of masala chai. Since quitting his engineering job at cloud computing giant Salesforce.com in 2013, 39-year-old Chawla has spent all his time—and expertise—on designing a machine that can dispense freshly-made tea in under three minutes. Now it’s finally ready. Chime,…

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Warum ich auf Reisen Kopftuch trage — wandernd

“Warum trägst du denn ein Kopftuch?” Das wurde ich kürzlich erst gefragt. Ich habe mich in meinem Leben noch nie in einem Land aufgehalten, in dem ich gezwungen war, ein Kopftuch zu tragen. Ich bin auch keine gläubige Muslima oder orthodoxe Jüdin. Und dennoch trage ich manchmal ein Kopftuch. Warum? Weil ein Kopftuch auf Reisen […]

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The Amish understand a crucial element of modern medicine that most Americans don’t — Quartz

The Allegheny Plateau, sprawling across northern Pennsylvania and beyond, is an ecosystem of forested hills, with land that supports black bears, bald eagles and wandering turkeys, as well as a patchwork of wild herbs: burdock, jewelweed, chamomile and sheep sorrel. Cellphone reception is spotty and gas stations are few and far between. Tucked away among…

via The Amish understand a crucial element of modern medicine that most Americans don’t — Quartz

A really funny ad is promoting a chewing gum to cure Islamophobia — Quartz

Symptoms of chronic Islamophobia include thinking one’s neighbor might be a terrorist, and having an overwhelming fear of Muslims that interferes with daily life. Now the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has a simple cure for this malady: a chewing gum named Islamophobin. A mock medicine designed to alleviate symptoms including “blind intolerance, unthinking bigotry,…

via A really funny ad is promoting a chewing gum to cure Islamophobia — Quartz

10 Foods That Help To Relieve Constipation Naturally — 1mg Capsules

With our unhealthy lifestyle of late nights, fast food and drinks, constipation is a common problem today and because of the sensitive nature of the topic, people do not talk about the problem.For those not wanting to take medication for constipation, here are some simple, natural home remedies to help you get over with the problem.

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