Meg Teckman-Fullard, Business Insider

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Past articles by Meg:

How a village keeps India's handmade badminton shuttlecock industry alive

India's Jadurberia village is known for its handmade badminton birdies. But mass-produced synthetic shuttlecocks are threatening the small factories. → Read More

America's oldest drum factory uses century-old machines to turn wood planks into high-end instruments

Seven generations of one family have been making drums at Noble & Cooley since 1854. Now it's known for crafting high-end, boutique instruments. → Read More

How artisans at the UK's last piano factory keep a centuries-old industry alive

Cavendish Pianos is all that's left of the UK's once-thriving piano industry. Owner Adam Cox is keeping the tradition from disappearing completely. → Read More

This Japanese snack shop has been serving roasted rice cakes to Shinto worshippers for over 1,000 years

For almost 25 generations, one family has made roasted rice cakes for Shinto worshippers at Ichimonjiya Wasuke in Kyoto, Japan. → Read More

How animal hides are made into parchment at the last workshop of its kind in the US

Pergamena is the last workshop in the US that turns animal skins into parchment, which nearly disappeared after the Middle Ages. → Read More

Meet the Indian potters who are keeping an ancient tradition alive for just $40 a week

Potters in Delhi make as little as $4 for every 1,000 clay oil lamps they make — not nearly enough to support a family. → Read More

VIDEO: Amanda Gorman stole the show at Joe Biden's inauguration with an electrifying 5-minute poem

Amanda Gorman, the national youth poet laureate, performed her work "The Hill We Climb" after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' swearing-in ceremony. → Read More

What it's like in the driver seat of Lisbon's iconic, century-old wooden trams

The classic trams of Lisbon, Portugal, blend technology and old-fashioned engineering. And they've taken on a new look during the pandemic. → Read More

How farmers in Thailand are using armies of 10,000 ducks to keep rice paddies pest-free

Rice farmers are enlisting "ield chasing ducks to eat their way through rice paddies after a harvest, benefitting the environment in the process. → Read More

Here's what's wrong with the way we measure hurricanes — and how we could do better

Water-based threats like storm surge and flooding are responsible for 90% of the deaths in powerful storms — but common scales don't reflect that. → Read More

How the only skywriter in Europe creates messages that can be seen for miles but disappear in minutes

The art of skywriting is fast but fleeting. French pilot Walter Dintinger said it requires being a businessman with "an artist's soul." → Read More

Toledo, Spain, has been a sword-making hotbed for 2,500 years — now just 2 artisans are keeping the tradition alive

Just 40 years ago, Toledo was home to hundreds of artisan sword-makers. But now, the city's forges are in danger of shuttering for good. → Read More

America's oldest cast-iron cookware manufacturer revitalized its business by adding one step to its 124-year-old process

Interest in cast-iron skillets has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic as many people are spending more time than ever at home. → Read More

Expert violin-makers in Italy spend 3 months making a single instrument — but mass-produced violins from China are flooding the market

The artisans who handcraft Stradivarius violins in Italy are facing fierce competition in a market flooded with cheap Chinese-made instruments. → Read More

How an entrepreneur from Portugal saved a village's economy by reviving a centuries-old tradition of wool-making

Many of the central Portugal's factories were pushed to bankruptcy or moved overseas when Portugal's economy stalled in 2000. → Read More

NYC rapper Paperboy Prince could become the first nonbinary candidate to win a primary bid for Congress

Prince is challenging a 14-term incumbent in their long-shot primary bid for New York's 7th Congressional District. → Read More

Wuhan ended its 76-day coronavirus lockdown last week — here's how Wuhan residents are reacting

The people of Wuhan, China, have mixed feelings about the reopening of their city, which was put under lockdown in January. → Read More

The best ways to disinfect your house to avoid the coronavirus, according to YouTube star 'Doctor Mike'

Many common disinfectants kill the coronavirus, and say so on the packaging, YouTube star Mikhail "Doctor Mike" Varshavski said. → Read More

The Middle East is coping with the coronavirus by disinfecting mosques and canceling Muslim prayers

Mosques across the Middle East are being disinfected to help combat the spread of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

SpaceX is trying to buy out a village in Texas to make way for its experimental Mars rockets

Boca Chica Village residents are worried SpaceX will force them out of their homes as it tries to buyout the village for its experimental Mars rockets. → Read More