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“I am no artist so I cannot paint, but if I could, I would paint the world as seen from the back of a horse. Your vision is different from up there, the world is different. That is why I like to ride in the countryside so much; I want to see the world that way again and again.”

Luciano Bornholdt,  Bigger Than Life

Financial Investing

navigate financial crisis
Investing during a recession can be a profitable endeavor for those entering the stock market with a long time horizon and the right investment strategy
happy woman investing emotion
Understanding the role of emotions in the financial decisions of investors can go a long way in helping avoid mistakes in stock market transactions
stock market books
A collection of stock market books to help new investors define their investing strategies, manage their stock portfolios, and start growing their money


Judo principles
Two key principles of judo are maximum efficiency with minimal effort and mutual benefit, which are used in combination with strategy, safety, and situational risk awareness
judo techniques
Judo can instill values, build character, and develop social and problem-solving skills, allowing you to stay focused and achieve success in many areas, while keeping you in good shape
judo throw
The key elements of a judo throw are getting a firm grip (Kumi Kata), getting your opponent off-balance (Kuzushi), getting into position (Tsukuri), and executing the throw (Kake)

Social Sciences

indigenous household
A crucial challenge when defining the household is its multidimensionality, which in some cases warrants the need for different household typologies
cattle ranching
As landholders and workers adapt to the evolving socioeconomic trends, the mix of cattle ranching and agriculture may hold the key to their survival
indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples like the Awajun are experiencing significant cultural change, which should be taken into account to understand their current culture, economy and society

“The marked generational gap and changes in social roles experienced by the Awajún have been defining a pattern of cultural discontinuity, a break in the transmission of ancestral knowledge between the young and the elders, and the cultural practices associated with them that used to guide their subsistence activities, social interactions, and use of natural resources.”

Glend Seitz, Cultural Discontinuity

Renewable Energy

houses with solar energy
Ten factors to consider when defining policy initiatives, strategic priorities, and resource allocations to encourage the adoption of renewable energy sources
energy taxes
Raising taxes on fossil fuels can be a proactive way to promote the use of renewable energy while increasing revenues for public investments


Amazon bird
Embedded in culture and tradition, hunting and gathering were very important in the subsistence of the Wachiperi, an indigenous group of the Peruvian rainforest
Queros Wachiperi cultural tourism
Members of the Wachiperi community of Queros in Peru have been developing a community-based cultural tourism program. Learn more about this initiative
indigenous peoples
We need to fully acknowledge the complex, multidimensional, and changing environmental behavior of indigenous peoples, which varies across settings

International Development

foreign aid tap water
Foreign aid can enhance its effectiveness and achieve socioeconomic development by taking into account the views of developing countries in the process
Mining activity in Africa
The economic, social, and environmental impacts created by conflict minerals in the DRC illustrate the adverse impacts of corporate social irresponsibility
foreign aid Africa
Untying foreign aid can empower local partners in strategic ways, enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of international development programs