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Mastering The Difficult Art Of Letting Go

13Jul

The noted French author, François de La Rochefoucauld so appropriately said: “The only thing constant in life is change.” Quite often we come to points in our lives that halt us—where our career does not satisfy us, life emotionally challenges us, or we realize that certain people we spend time with do not align with our needs or beliefs. Moving forward becomes our only option

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Jimmy Carter talks about his long marriage to his wife Rosalynn and how the couple makes it work. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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There is a convenient myth in the entertainment industry: “the casting couch”. As the myth goes, young women willingly sacrifice their virtue on this metaphorical piece of furniture to older, seemingly benevolent men who just need a little sexual encouragement to bestow their mentorship on the next big thing. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms

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VIENNA (AP) — Iran nuclear talks were in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week Tuesday, raising questions about the ability of world powers to cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy, and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from the negotiation as they’ve threatened

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Zea Bowling, the Ohio girl who became an Internet sensation last week when she calmly and quietly waved a rainbow flag as a homophobic preacher screamed at her , is using her newfound fame to make a difference. An image of Zea (pronounced “Zay-uh”) was turned into a T-shirt by a local artist , and in a video released on Monday, the 7-year-old said she would donate half the funds from sales of the shirt to the Kaleidoscope Youth Center , an LGBTQ youth community center in Columbus.

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A Netflix binge just wasn’t enough for this “Orange Is The New Black” fan. Samantha Gardella from Monroe, N.Y., wanted something more, so she visited the set of the Netflix original series. The idea came after Samantha noticed a tweet from a local radio station explaining that scenes for the show’s fourth season would be filmed at the abandoned Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center.

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ATHENS, Greece — “Syriza’s fight is our fight. If Syriza loses, we all lose …” More…

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Brace yourselves — a new Oreo is hitting the shelves and this cookie has downsized. Welcome to the world, Oreo Thins: More…

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Underlying the question of whether European leaders and the Greek state will be able to come to terms amid the financial crisis is one even more fundamental: Is there room in Europe for democracy? In January, Greek voters elected a government on a platform of anti-austerity, one that argued further cuts would not just be cruel to a people already experiencing 25 percent unemployment, but economically backward as well.

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African-American women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in America, a new study reveals.

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North Dakota newspaper The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead ran what is certainly one of the shortest obituaries ever published. Accompanying a photograph and name of local resident Douglas Legler, the obit, which ran Wednesday, had just two simple words: More…

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump painted himself further into a corner Wednesday by spewing another batch of anti-immigrant rhetoric on CNN. In rambling remarks from a phone interview scheduled to air Wednesday night, Trump blamed immigrants for “mind-boggling” rape statistics. More..

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WASHINGTON — In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. Chinese nationalism (and historical hatred of Japan) will trump Marxist ideology

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“Family Guy” is notorious for its searing satire and no-holds-barred pop culture jabs, but even Patrick Warburton, who voices the paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson on the show, thinks its humor can sometimes cross the line. While Warburton’s mother — a Parents Television Council member — has been especially outspoken about the long-running Fox cartoon in the past, Warburton said he is generally “okay with everything” on the show. But there was one particular joke that struck a nerve with the actor, he said in a Friday interview with HuffPost Live.

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ISTANBUL — Thousands of men, women and children gathered in Istanbul’s historic Taksim Square on Sunday for the annual gay pride festival only to face water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas. “Where are you, my love?” sang one group of LGBT rights activists, waving rainbow flags and holding hands, swaying to the popular Turkish love song. “I am here, my love!” More…

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They got one thing right — that’s definitely not Arabic. CNN devoted a segment to a purported ISIS flag that was spotted by correspondent Lucy Pawle in London during the city’s gay pride celebrations Saturday.

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Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving world headlines.

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Inquiring minds are wondering whether Rick Scarborough, a conservative Christian political advocate who was said to have threatened to set himself on fire if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, is now merely a pile of smoldering ashes. Several

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An emerging bailout deal between Greece and its creditors likely would continue the status quo of austerity. This ongoing economic pain may embolden Greek authoritarian political forces that have ties to Russia, experts say

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As Debt Deal Looms, Greeks Dream Big

26Jun

As Greek leaders work around the clock to negotiate a new bailout deal with their creditors, ordinary Greeks remain anxious about what lies ahead.

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President Obama’s much-discussed interview with comedian Marc Maron this week drove news outlets into a tizzy after the president said a racial epithet on air. “We are not cured of it,” Obama told Maron on his “WTF” podcast. “And it’s not just a matter of it not being polite to say ‘nigger’ in public

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One of the biggest misconceptions about the AIDS epidemic in the United States is that it’s over. This belief is also part of why the disease is so dangerous — and why campaigns like this week’s National HIV Testing Week are so necessary.

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Here’s the beef (groan) with going vegan: bad-tasting products. Faux meat, faux cheese , faux ice cream — the list goes on and on for omnivores who just can’t ditch their faves as they get on the plant-based bandwagon

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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Nearly 150 people have died from heatstroke in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in the last two days, officials said Monday.

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Cooking is all about making things from scratch, and the magazine Cook’s Country is basically an ode to that. So it came as a bit of a shock when staff conducted a blue cheese dressing taste test and found that the homemade version lost to a store-bought brand.

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WARSAW (Reuters) – Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw’s Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said. The computer system was hacked in the afternoon and fixed after around five hours, during which 10 of the state-owned carrier’s national and international flights were canceled and about a dozen more delayed, spokesman Adrian Kubicki said. LOT was taking care of the passengers on Sunday evening and some were already able to board flights.

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Larry Wilmore isn’t too pleased with Fox News’ coverage of the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina . Then again, this shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. This week, we took a close look at the inner workings of the brain. We validated our cat video-watching habit (which apparently makes us more productive employees), and learned that our on-again, off-again book club membership helps our self-esteem

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This weekend is the first official weekend of summer, which means it’s time to get your wardrobe ready for hot days and breezy nights. Don’t worry if you’re stumped on what to buy, just look at all the affordable pieces Hollywood and British royalty wore this week. The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a $76 top, Demi Lovato rocked the perfect dress for $52, and Ciara just may have found the most amazing swimsuit from Topshop.

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The world was not waiting for The Wall Street Journal to weigh in on the Charleston, South Carolina, massacre. Yet in a steaming hot pile of take posted online Thursday evening, the newspaper’s editorial board took a hard look at the killing of nine people at a historically black church and concluded that “what causes young men such as Dylann Roof to erupt in homicidal rage, whatever their motivation, is a problem that defies explanation.” In truth, evidence had been emerging all day of the racial hatred that drove the shooter

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Caution: This post contains minor spoilers from “Game of Thrones” and “A Song of Ice and Fire.

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So What Is Dandelion Coffee, Anyway?

19Jun

Dandelion coffee is on the rise. It’s been compared to matcha , it’s a staple at a super trendy L.A. cafe and some nutrition experts have replaced their morning cup of coffee with it ..

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By Paul Carrel and Angeliki Koutantou BERLIN/ATHENS, June 18 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday a deal between Greece and its creditors was still possible if Athens showed the necessary will, amid mounting pessimism that the austerity-hit country might crash out of the euro zone. Neither side has shown any sign of yielding, with creditors insisting it is up to Greece to make concessions to secure a cash-for-reforms deal so the government can honor looming debt repayments and avoid a potentially disastrous default.

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A summer without a cold Corona ? That’s just unthinkable. Thankfully, Corona has confirmed that’s not happening any time soon.

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Brian Williams, the former NBC “Nightly News” anchor, is set to return to the network, but not to the same role he had before his career was engulfed in controversy over exaggerations in his reports.

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Spam in a can just turned into spam in a small bag. According to an announcement from Hormel Foods Corporation on Wednesday, the canned meat is now being served up in bite-sized pieces aptly called “Spam Snacks.” Rick Williamson, manager of external communications for Hormel, told The Huffington Post that the small pieces of dried Spam will be available in select regions later this fall. They will come in bacon, teriyaki and classic flavors.

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5 Ways We Can Reduce Drug Overdoses

17Jun

Fatal drug overdose has reached epidemic levels in the U.S., surpassing vehicle-related deaths in 36 states , according to a new report from the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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A recent episode of “Hoarders: Family Secrets” opens on an Ohio couple named Joyce and Wallace, who have been married for 31 years. They live in a mid-sized home that could probably be described as too roomy for just the two of them, were it not for the piles of junk that take up every surface in every room in the house.

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Recipes Luigi F. di Biagio ©Photos Enzo Truoccolo, artwork Cristina Dal Ben More…

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Bravo’s ” Queer Eye for the Straight Guy ” has been lauded as being more than just a makeover show for helplessly unrefined heterosexual men, but rather as a trailblazing solution to the lack of gay representation on TV.

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Kristen Stewart’s mom is speaking out against a Mirror reporter who claimed she outed her daughter’s alleged same-sex relationship during an interview. On Saturday, the Mirror’s Sharon Feinstein published a story with quotes attributed to Jules Stewart about the “Twilight” star’s purported romance with her personal assistant, Alicia Cargile . Rumors sparked earlier this year when paparazzi captured photos of the two vacationing together in Hawaii.

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By Rob Watson | The Next Family Something one learns as a parent is that children are often not rational in their behavior.

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Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday night that he would pick a guy like Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton for president any day. But then again, why are we even surprised

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Saudi Arabia executed two prisoners on Monday, the kingdom’s 99th and 100th execution of 2015 . The state has killed more prisoners in the first six months of this year than in all of the previous year, and is on pace to top the country’s record 192 executions in 1995. Syrian Ismael al-Tawm and Saudi Rami al-Khadi were the latest two to receive the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

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A CNN anchor apologized Sunday after facing massive backlash for referring to a man who opened fire on a Dallas police station as “courageous and brave.” “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters, and now you have this scene, this standoff,” Fredricka Whitfield said Saturday while speaking to legal analyst Philip Holloway. More..

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NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal had choice words Friday for those questioning her ethnicity: “I don’t give two s**ts about what you think.” For nearly a decade, Dolezal, who heads the NAACP chapter in Spokane, Washington, has claimed to be African-American. However, her parents, who appeared on HuffPostLive Friday , have revealed that she is white.

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By Chiara Tronville Yesterday’s emerging talent, today’s visionary designers. An update on Made in Italy with 16 dreamers-entrepreneurs. More…

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Netflix has officially released the third season of “Orange Is The New Black,” meaning your couch will probably be seeing a lot of you this weekend. To prepare you for the upcoming binge-watch, HuffPost Live revisited the best moments from our conversations with the show’s stars, including Laverne Cox , Uzo Aduba , Matt McGorry , Danielle Brooks , Yael Stone and more. Sign up here for Live Today, HuffPost Live’s morning email that will let you know the newsmakers, celebrities and politicians joining us that day and give you the best clips from the day before.

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(Adds details) PARIS, June 12 (Reuters) – France’s data protection regulator ordered Google to remove information from all versions of its website, not just in Europe, when it grants users’ requests to scrub search results for their names under the so-called “right to be forgotten.” If the company does not comply in 15 days, the CNIL can open a sanctions process, it said in a statement on Friday. The move ratchets up the pressure on Google a year after the European Court of Justice gave residents the ability to ask search engines to delete results that turn up under a search of their name when they were out of date, irrelevant or inflammatory. Since then, Google and other search engines such as Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo have begun to grant de-listing requests when they meet certain criteria.

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In 2012, Holley Kitchen was diagnosed with breast cancer. After being treated with a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and hormone therapy, she thought her cancer battle was over

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KRUEN, Germany, June 7 (Reuters) – Britain is to expand its military training mission in Iraq in the coming weeks, Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Sunday, saying the Iraqi army needed more help to deal with improvised bombs planted by Islamic State militants.

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JUBA, South Sudan — After more than a year in exile, five former political detainees arrived in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba this week for several days of talks with President Salva Kiir.

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By: Rachael Rettner Published: June 04, 2015 01:00pm ET on LiveScience . More..

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Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic that’s making headlines around the world.

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While we normally suggest making meals from scratch here at HuffPost — especially when you can make pizzas that look this good — we know that there are nights when frozen pizza is the only option. No one expects greatness when they heat a frozen pizza for dinner, but we all hope for something that will at least hit the spot. Unfortunately, that’s not often the case

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Sangria recipes need to be a part of your summer entertaining arsenal, period.

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Gandalf the White and Professor Albus Dumbledore are having a wedding — and you’re invited. The two fictional characters will wed this Sunday, June 7, at the Equality House in Topeka, Kansas. The Equality House is a building painted the colors of the gay pride flag and sitting across the street from The Westboro Baptist compound.

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New York is now one step closer to a more ethical nail industry, thanks to a new salon bill of rights released by the state on Friday. The document, which is translated into 10 languages and available for download from the website of the state’s new Nail Salon Industry Enforcement Task Force , is mandated to be hung in a visible place in all New York salons.

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Women’s legs come in an incredible variety — and one woman wants to showcase them on Instagram. More..

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian maker of the Buk air defense missile system said Tuesday that it has concluded that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was downed by an older version of the missile, which isn’t in service with the Russian military but is in Ukrainian arsenals. Controversy continues over who shot down the plane last summer over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard

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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi told state TV on Sunday that Iraq’s government lost 2,300 Humvee vehicles when Islamic State insurgents seized the city of Mosul in June 2014. The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, took over Iraq’s second-largest city following the staggering collapse of the Iraqi military in the region. Faced with the militants’ advance, the Iraqi troops defending the city fled so hastily that some soldiers reportedly stripped off their uniforms and left behind the equipment they carried

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Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with blogger Scout , LGBT HealthLink and researcher Susana Fajardo, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stories from the past seven days. For more LGBT Wellness visit our page dedicated to the topic here

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What does masculinity look like in 2015? Photographer Miki Vargas explores this idea through the ” Handsome Revolution Project ,” a photography series that highlights the lives of masculine-of-center and gender-nonconforming individuals.

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TOKYO (AP) — A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported. The magnitude-8.5 offshore earthquake struck off the Ogasawara islands at 8:24 p.m. at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan’s Meteorological Agency said

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ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. This week, we read everything we could get our hands on about human behavior, including an essay on what the rise of trigger warnings and safe spaces say about us as a society, and a piece on the psychological advantages of strongly identifying with being biracial.

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When you’re going on a bagel run, eating a healthy breakfast isn’t usually the priority. After all, it’s a bagel, not an egg-white omelette, and bagels go well with nearly everything — like coffee, cream cheese, or Nutella. Unfortunately, that’s part of their hidden danger, and the damage can add up fast

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As the state legislative session comes to a close in Texas, Democrats have impressively managed to beat back the bulk of over 20 anti-gay bills conservative Republicans had created in committees, in an effort to blunt a Supreme Court ruling this month that could bring marriage equality to the entire country, including Texas. Some of the bills were stalled by Democrats running out the clock , while Republicans chose not to move forward with others

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From swinging to polyamory , many people are now considering non-mongamous relationships. Recently, the HuffPost Love+Sex Podcast explored ethical non-monogamy , which is consciously, with agreement and consent from all involved, exploring love and sex with multiple people.” More…

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Hormel Foods announced plans this week to acquire natural meat producer Applegate Farms for $775 million. The move will allow Hormel, best known for making the mysterious cured meat product known as Spam, to tap into rapidly growing consumer demand for healthier, more environmentally conscious foods. Hormel has long been one of the country’s biggest meat companies , with two of the 10 best-selling brands of bacon in America and sales of over $8 billion a year

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Ain’t nobody got time for the haters — we’re too busy dancing. This past February a man named Sean O’Brien was body shamed and bullied for dancing in public

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BEIRUT, May 24 (Reuters) – Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was consistent with reports by activists that the Islamist fighters had carried out extra-judicial executions since capturing the city from government troops.

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(Corrects French industry group name, shows it referred to Dutch interest, not farm ministry spokesman) * Some food companies scout for egg supplies abroad * About 30 pct of egg supply used by U.S. bakeries impacted * Dutch, French companies seeking U.S. approval to export eggs By P.J

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A small group of Cambodians — some of whom only recently learned to swim — is doing zero-visibility dives to rid the country’s waters of bombs. Photographer Charles Fox has documented their journey in an incredible new photo series that beautifully captures these unexploded ordnance divers trying to make their nation a safer place. Decades of conflict in Cambodia have made it one of the most densely mined countries in the world .

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