Rumi, Alexander Pushkin, and Maya Angelou produced some of the most memorable poetry in history. But how can individuals who lived across oceans of time and space from one another - a 13th century Persian scholar, a 19th century Russian playwright, and a 20th century American civil rights activist - share that commonality of creativity?

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Main Things That Bind Us Together is an ongoing series on Youth Time that explores ideas and practices that are shared and celebrated all over the world. Today we will be talking about Mixed Martial Arts.

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Riding on public transport is such an ordinary activity that we often do it without even realizing what’s happening around us. Not in Kenya! Kenya’s unique public busses play music on full blast and drive around as mobile artefacts, inviting everyone to jump on with no need to get off!

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Main Things That Bind Us Together is an ongoing series on Youth Time that explores ideas and practices that are shared and celebrated all over the world. This time we are taking about films.

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As someone who has traveled throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and the Caribbean, I have heard loads of stereotypes about North Americans that I would like to address as half truths, exaggerations, or just downright false.

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No one is really sure what culture means, nor what cultural appropriation would be defined as. We often notice when people around us get offended by the mispronunciation of a word in their language, or with the fact that a fashion accessory is actually a tribal piece. Here is what you can do to stop appropriating other people’s cultures.

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The lack of trust in democratic institutions such as elections among European youth is evident. However, young people have, in fact, become even more politically engaged by choosing non-traditional forms of participation, via the Internet, over conventional acts of voting.

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In this article I would like to share with you my experience of what it feels like to be a mom and a graduate student at the same time. You probably think that now you will have to read the endless complaints of a young mommy…. But, no, I will be merciful and try to avoid this. Instead I would like to focus on the good things I learned in these two years thanks to my current status. Here are the top five skills I have mastered.

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Music seems to be everywhere in Cuba. It is as if it’s in their cultural DNA. The first day I spent in Havana consisted of wandering the vibrant streets and sulking in the smell, the sites, and the sound - especially the sound. After a hearty meal of Cuban cuisine my friends and I stumbled upon a band rehearsing their set in a large building, and as they saw us enjoying the free concert from the outside they invited us in. I immediately strayed from the group because I saw a man sitting by himself playing the guitar.

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7/4/2016 - 12:00 am

Has Street Art Sold Out?

Street Art has always been associated with fighting the mainstream and criticizing mass consumerism; but today, these ideas seem to be getting along pretty well. Is that a bad thing?

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