20 Lovable Little Free Libraries

“Take a book, return a book” is the mantra that rings true to bookworms all around the world who are interacting with Little Free Libraries. Since the birth of the first little library in Wisconsin circa 2009, the growth and prevalence of these tiny structures are astounding. As of 2017, there are 60,000 registered Little…

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Ashes to ashes, Bones to iPhones: Qingming Festival in Modern Culture and Classical Text

China celebrates one of its many public holidays today, though this one sounds of the more macabre sort. Qingming Festival, as it’s known in China and other parts of Southeast Asia, where it’s celebrated, also goes by the names “Tomb Sweeping Day” and “Bone Polishing Day.” Don’t worry; it doesn’t entail dusting off femurs or…

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