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Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

VIDEO: Watch An Afghan Calligrapher's Gifted Hands Create A Miniature Work Of Art

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Sughra Hussainy, a 27-year-old artist from Afghanistan, never imagined her talent in traditional Persian calligraphy would take her around the world.

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Care Packages: How The U.S. Won Hearts Through Stomachs After WWII

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Before they were boxes of comforting essentials sent to college students, soldiers and others far from home, care packages were a vital lifeline for thousands of displaced families in postwar Europe.

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Notorious FDA? Feds Turn To Hip-Hop To Tamp Down Teen Smoking

Monday, May 09, 2016

For its latest anti-tobacco campaign, the Food and Drug Administration wants to harness hip-hop swagger to reach minority teens — who disproportionately suffer the consequences of smoking.

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When It Came To Food, Neanderthals Weren't Exactly Picky Eaters

Friday, April 29, 2016

During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.

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In Honor Of #NationalPoetryMonth: Your Favorite Poems About Food And Farming

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Gastronomy and poetry are a natural pairing. After all, both provide necessary nourishment. We asked you to share your favorite selections about farming and food and gathered them up here.

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Is Samoa's Obesity Epidemic A Harbinger For Other Developing Nations?

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are becoming more common all over the world. But the tiny Samoan islands now have the highest rates. An epidemiologist blames changes in diet brought on by globalization.

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Boston Chinese: A Fusion Food Cooked Up In A Melting Pot City

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Peking ravioli? Chow mein sandwiches? Bread as a standard side dish? There's a fascinating history behind Boston's unique spin on Chinese cuisine.

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Ceci N'Est Pas Ice Cream (Actually It's Lard And Food Coloring)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A photo series exposes the cheats food stylists use to make dishes look so scrumptious in glossy magazines and cookbooks. Roasted meats are glazed with motor oil, and milk is replaced with glue.

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How Potent Is That Pot Brownie? Dry Ice And A Blender Might Crack The Case

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Too much THC can land a person in the hospital. But testing pastries and candies made with marijuana can gum up lab equipment. One group of scientists thinks they've got a solution.

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The Science Behind Baking Your Perfect Pie (Happy Pi Day)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. Reporter Maanvi Singh embarked on a months-long quest to crack the code for the ideal pie.

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In Honor Of #InternationalWomensDay, A Playlist Of Ladies Who Rock

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate how much women have accomplished and to remember that gender equality is still a ways away.

It's a day to cherish and honor ladies who rock.

So what better way to pay tribute to the day than with a playlist featuring ...

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What It'd Take To Save 10 Million Lives: Zinc, Bed Nets, $70 Billion

Monday, March 07, 2016

Attend any conference on global health or peruse the United Nations website, and you'll find some ambitious thinking. World leaders say they want to eliminate tuberculosis and malaria, end AIDS and ensure that every pregnant woman can get the medical care she needs. And they want all that to happen ...

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Mom Inspires Daughter To Be A Doctor Who Really Makes People Better

Thursday, February 25, 2016

When Dr. Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu graduated from medical school, her mother told her, "OK, good. But you know it's not good to just be a doctor."

Umm, what?

"She, said, 'There's some doctors you go to and they don't make you better. I want you to be one of the doctors ...

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Why Zika-Spreading Mosquitoes Love Feet And Ankles

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes really suck — literally and figuratively.

They're really good at finding and sucking on human blood. Which especially sucks, because their inescapable, insidious little bites can infect people with the Zika virus as well as dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.

These buggers — like most mosquitoes ...

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Rapping Doc With A Reggae Beat Tells Jamaicans How To Fight Zika Virus

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jamaica has had only one confirmed case of the Zika virus, brought in by a traveler — and the government wants to keep it that way.

Last month, the government advised women to delay plans to become pregnant, since the the virus has been linked to the birth defect ...

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Do You Know What 'Vector' And 'Endemic' Mean? We Can Help — Sort Of

Sunday, February 07, 2016

If you've been following the news about the spread of the Zika virus throughout Latin America, you've probably gotten lost in the jargon once or twice. What's a vector? A reservoir? What's local transmission — the opposite of express transmission?

So we went to the experts to help us wade ...

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No Sex Please, We're Sleeping Sickness Parasites

Friday, January 29, 2016

The T.b. gambiense parasite is truly a menace. It causes African sleeping sickness — a disease that attacks the nervous system and brain, disrupting sleep, causing rapid mood swings and confusion, essentially driving people mad before it kills them.

Researchers have been studying the parasite for years, looking for ...

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#SnowOuttaMyElement: Global South Emigres Recall Their First Flakes

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last Friday, as the East Coast braced itself for the huge snow storm, we began to wonder how folks from places where it never snows were thinking about the crazy weather.

We asked readers from non-snowy parts of the developing world — and indeed from anyplace warm: What was your ...

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When Warm Weather Refugees First Met Snow: Readers, Share Your Stories!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Here at Goats and Soda headquarters, we were discussing the huge snowstorm expected to hit D.C. this weekend when we remembered the one thing you won't find in much of the developing world (or the "Global South," as some call it): snow.

When my family first moved to the ...

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Why Is Sexual Abuse Such A Problem With U.N. Peacekeepers?

Friday, January 15, 2016

Investigators discovered this month that United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic were paying girls at a camp for the internally displaced less than a dollar for sex. It's the latest of several such incidents plaguing the U.N. mission there — 22 other cases of alleged sexual abuse or ...

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