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If you walk the streets of Bali at this time of year, chances are you’ll see a kite bobbing over a rice field. Our camps teach kids kite making. Yet, it's more than a lesson in craft, it’s a lesson in culture. Read on for the history...

You drink from it. You cook with it. You sunbathe beneath it. With its numerous uses, let’s take a closer look at why people go coo coo for coconuts. The Tree of Life It’s a big claim, but coconuts live up to its label as the tree...

Where does chocolate come from? Do I need my own factory to make it? With our location being in Indonesia—a top cacao producer—you’ll learn about the culture, business, and pleasure behind organic chocolate making. Let's get to the basics The treat you so love is borne from...

Designed not to replace, but complement the experience of the outdoors—from the park, ocean, to outer space—these apps may pique the interest of children on the world around them. Plus: they’re all suitable for ages four and up.   BigMagnify A digital magnifying glass. Zoom in on subjects up...

There is no definitive guidebook on parenting, yet these reads — although don’t promise to change the world — may inspire you to see it through childlike eyes. Pop culture as of late has tackled themes like diversity, equal opportunity, and mental health.  But how do...

Big impacts start with little efforts. As holiday season approaches, review these tips for keeping your eco-friendly consciousness in check on the road. Let’s face it. In reality, convenience is our utmost priority when traveling. How many people can take the time to calculate carbon offsetting...

A cartoonist. An anthropologist. A fashion designer. A celebrated chef. When ruminating over life’s lessons, what better advice to take than from people in varied fields? Read on for an unpredictable mix of quotable quotes. “Today was good, today was fun, tomorrow is another one.” –...

Where can you download high-resolution images of Van Gogh and other master artists? What can you find in the CIA’s public library? Learning doesn’t have to stop in the classroom with this shortlist of online education sources. The CIA’s Library Let’s start with the basics. Where better...

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