Old Money

Slave trader Jose Bernardino de Sá was one of Brazil’s wealthiest people in the mid-1800s. He trafficked nearly 20,000 Africans to the South American country, using his proceeds to build roads and farms, and to finance the Banco do Brasil, which is today the country’s...

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Making a Stink

French cheesemakers are expressing anger over a proposed European Union recycling rule that may see the traditional round wooden boxes used for Camembert cheese replaced with plastic ones, Sky News reported. The European Parliament is set to vote on the regulation, requiring all food packaging to...

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A Holiday Symbol

This week, every American family has been searching for recipes and preparing their best turkey for today’s Thanksgiving. But the question remains, why is turkey the preferred bird for a holiday about gratitude? Historian Troy Bickham wrote in the Conversation that there are not enough records showing...

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