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Russian city reverses yoga ban

Citizens of Nizhnevartovskin, Russia can now practice yoga in peace, after the city government reversed a ban placed on the practice. Last month, government officials sent letters to yoga schools throughout the city notifying them that their Hatha yoga classes needed to be suspended due to their “occult” nature, with Vocativ reporting that according to Kommersant, a Russian publication, the city literally banned yoga in municipal buildings.   80 more words

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Marietta Square Art Walk adds art, music, festivities to holiday weekend celebration

It’s a holiday weekend but not all the fun gatherings involve fireworks. This being the first weekend of July means it’s time for the Marietta Square Art Walk, a celebration of a different sort held the first Friday of every month from April to November. 196 more words

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U.S.-Germany Women’s World Cup match is most watched semi-finals ever

This year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup might well prove to be the most popular in history. In terms of U.S. viewership, in particular, the numbers have been unprecedented: the semi-finals match that saw the U.S. 120 more words

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Air Force pilot competes in Wounded Warrior Games after losing leg

Twenty-eight-year-old Air Force pilot Christy Wise was lying on a paddleboard in Florida when a motorboat came along and sliced off her right leg. She nearly bled to death, but swam away and was rescued by a passing fishing boat. 81 more words

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Atlanta Contemporary invests in engagement with free admission starting Sept. 1

Since starting as the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center’s executive director a year ago, Julie Delliquanti has instituted a series of moves to make it more welcoming and to raise it on the radar of metro Atlantans interested in visual art. 397 more words

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Women have 270+ reasons for not having kids

The Huffington Post partnered with YouGov to survey 124 women and ask why they choose to be childfree, and the answers may come as a surprise to some. 123 more words

Human And Civil Rights

IF I were Lupita Nyong'o

IF I were Lupita Nyong’o
I would reopen the Kenya National Theatre (KNT)
Alongside Uhuru Kenyatta
And spend time, validating the dreams,
Breeding out of this space. 166 more words