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10 brilliant lunch spots near London

The Sportsman, Whitstable, KentBest for: a special occasionTake the train to Whitstable and follow the coast westwards to The Sportsman, a seemingly unassuming pub overlooking the marshlands and out to sea. The star dish is a simple plate of slip sole grilled in seaweed butter. There’s no outdoor seating so the pub will be reopening from Tuesday 18 May 2021. Address: The Sportsman, Faversham Road, Seasalter, Whitstable CT5 4BPWebsite: thesportsmanseasalter.co.ukLike this? Now read:Best country pubs near London to book nowThe best country pubs near London to book now Away From The City The best country pubs near London to book nowThe best beach shack restaurants in the UKThe best beach shack restaurants in the UK Eating & Drinking The best beach shack restaurants in the UKBest country pubs near London to book now
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10 EASY WAYS TO BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER IN 2021 – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Welcome to our simple and proven guide on how to be a responsible traveller in 2021. Here are 10 ways to help you become a responsible traveller. But even if you are not highly qualified, you can still find beneficial ways to volunteer. Besides creating a more authentic travel experience for yourself, you are also helping someone create a better life for themselves. Start discussions about responsible travel with people in your hostel, hotel or who you are on tour with.
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10 Climbing Tips for Beginners

After you’re done climbing, don’t use lotion on your hands. When you’re climbing, though, you want to keep your hands as dry as possible. Climbing TermsWhen you start spending time in the gym, it will sometimes feel like people are speaking a different language. Equipment:Rock Climbing Shoes – pretty self-explanatory, but they are tight shoes necessary for climbing. feet of textured climbing surface, there is a yoga studio, showers, social areas, and a gym to help you train.
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10 eco initiatives for greener city living

Imagine a world where cities are designed sustainably with an aim of positive living for all. The Ideal City, published by Gestalten (£24) and available to purchase at gestalten.com, celebrates forward-thinking urban initiatives that contribute to a brighter future. Spilling with big, bold ideas, this beautiful but digestible coffee-table book was created with Copenhagen-based research geniuses SPACE10. It includes stories of visionary innovation and hope-stirring wisdom from architects, designers, entrepreneurs and community leaders about game-changing projects in 52 cities in 30 countries. We spotlight some of the smartest solutions where leftfield designers have approached construction and infrastructure in such a way that micro innovations have potential to influence on a macro scale.
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10 European Discoveries for 2021

The last several years, my New Year tradition has been to assemble a list of 10 European Discoveries. And that’s the theme of my 2021 European Discoveries: 10 places where you might want to settle in for a week, or a few, and really get to know a fascinating corner of our planet. Where are you hoping to slow down and savor our world in 2021? We wanted to savor the delightful market days (jours de marché) that hop from place to place around the bucolic Provençal countryside. If you have the means to travel, as soon as it’s safe, consider booking a return visit.
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10 great reasons to visit Madeira in 2021

The sun presses against the leaves, piercing through the canopy filled with exotic birds. This is Madeira – a vibrant green island set in the Atlantic Ocean. Just 35 miles long and 13 miles at its widest point, it is part of Portugal and only an-hour-and-a-half flight from Lisbon. Winston Churchill, Gregory Peck and George Bernard Shaw all stayed on the island and today it remains warm, welcoming and blissfully untouched by mass tourism. Here are our top 10 reasons to visit Madeira.
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10 of the prettiest places in Dorset

Corfe Castle, near the Purbeck HillsThe crumbling ruins of Corfe Castle look their most magical at sunset, when the light catches the Purbeck limestone. This spot has a colourful past: once a Saxon stronghold and later a Norman fortress. Corfe Castle itself is thought to have inspired Kirrin Castle in Five on a Treasure Island (published a year after her visit) and its fictional reincarnation perfectly describes what’s here today: ‘Broken archways, tumbledown towers, ruined walls – that was all that was left of a once beautiful castle, proud and strong. Now the jackdaws nested in it and the gulls sat on the topmost stones. Now read:The 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and IrelandThe 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and Ireland Inspiration The 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and IrelandThe most beautiful places in EnglandThe most beautiful places in England Destinations The most beautiful places in EnglandThe best weekend breaks in the UK and Ireland
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10 Important Ways to be a RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLER in 2021

Welcome to our simple and proven guide on how to be a responsible traveller in 2021. Here are 10 ways to help you become a responsible traveller. But even if you are not highly qualified, you can still find beneficial ways to volunteer. 10) Educate Others to Be Responsible TravellersBeing a responsible traveller might come naturally to some, but others may just not be aware of the implications their actions can have when they are abroad. Start discussions about responsible travel with people in your hostel, hotel or who you are on tour with.
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10 of the best off-grid places to stay in the UK

So it stands to reason that they wanted to share their efforts with others. For six months of the year, Sweeney’s Bothy is taken over by various artists in residence, for the rest, it’s available to hire. Basic but very comfortable, it has a little stove, recycled furniture, an outdoor shower and a library snug filled with maps and books left by artists, and is a wonderful taster of the world the residents have created here. Sleeps: twoPrice: From £190 for two nightsBook your stayKeep scrolling for more images...Like this? Now read:The best holiday homes to rent in the UKThe best holiday homes to rent in the UK Inspiration The best holiday homes to rent in the UK44 of the best holiday cottages in the UK44 of the best holiday cottages in the UK Places To Stay 44 of the best holiday cottages in the UKThe best Airbnbs in the UK and Ireland
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10 Proven Ways to Be a Responsible Traveller in 2020

Welcome to our simple and proven guide on how to be a responsible traveller in 2020. Here are 10 ways to help you become a responsible traveller. But even if you are not highly qualified, you can still find beneficial ways to volunteer. 10) Educate Others to Be Responsible TravellersBeing a responsible traveller might come naturally to some, but others may just not be aware of the implications their actions can have when they are abroad. Start discussions about responsible travel with people in your hostel, hotel or who you are on tour with.
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10 resolutions all travel-lovers should make in 2021

Go even slowerDon’t get us wrong: it’s time to travel more – but let’s roam closer to home, then when we go to faraway places, savour longer, slower trips. 10: Geek out on eco infoThere’s more greenwash out there than ever – tune your sustainability antenna with enjoyable ‘edutainment’. Now read:What is sustainable travel? All the terms you need to knowWhat is sustainable travel? All the terms you need to know Inspiration What is sustainable travel?
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10 sustainable destinations to visit in 2021

Also worth celebrating for their green and ethical ways…Rwanda gets high-fives for saving the wild mountain gorilla from extinction as does Seychelles for its work boosting biodiversity. All hail Switzerland for its super-slick waste management – it might not sound sexy, but 900 wastewater treatment plants and a recycling rate of 53 per cent is impressive. In the Netherlands, Rotterdam is another winner when it comes to exemplifying circular-economy ways. New Zealand gets points for announcing it intends to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025. Now read:10 of the most sustainable cities in the world10 of the most sustainable cities in the world Destinations 10 of the most sustainable cities in the world10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projects10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projects Places To Stay 10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projectsThe most peaceful countries in the world
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10 sustainable destinations we'd love to visit in 2021

Also worth celebrating for their green and ethical ways…Rwanda gets high-fives for saving the wild mountain gorilla from extinction as does Seychelles for its work boosting biodiversity. All hail Switzerland for its super-slick waste management – it might not sound sexy, but 900 wastewater treatment plants and a recycling rate of 53 per cent is impressive. In the Netherlands, Rotterdam is another winner when it comes to exemplifying circular-economy ways. New Zealand gets points for announcing it intends to have a carbon-neutral public sector by 2025. Now read:10 of the most sustainable cities in the world10 of the most sustainable cities in the world Destinations 10 of the most sustainable cities in the world10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projects10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projects Places To Stay 10 stays in the UK that contribute to conservation projectsThe most peaceful countries in the world
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10 ways to be a better traveller in a post-lockdown world

Rethink flyingFor many of us, the grounding of planes has led to instant relief from noise pollution as well as clearing some of the worst kinds of air pollution. When aviation starts to pick up again, travellers could be met with long queues, health checks and higher prices, so minimising time at airports and on planes is something many of us will want to keep doing. All of which will force us to think hard about where we want to fly, and why. Etihad, for example, was quick off the mark on these fronts – at the forefront of developing more fuel-efficient planes, reducing waste on flights and trialling new airport technology designed to help identify medically at-risk travellers. Read this piece on 5 things everyone should consider when we can fly again
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100+ Unique Travel Gifts to Give in 2020

Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we put together a list of unique travel gifts for all types of explorers. From super practical travel gear they’ll actually use on their next trip to something unique they’d never think to buy for themselves, you’ll be sure to find a perfect gift. What types of items are in this travel gift guideInstead of being filled with high-priced items (like a drone or laptop!) Find the perfect gift for all types of travelersWe’ve gathered all sorts of items for different kinds of travelers. If you’re on a tight budget, don’t worry because we even have a section of great travel gifts under $15.
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101 Things to Do in New Orleans Bucket List

Planning to take a trip to New Orleans? Confused about where to go and where to stay? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Here presenting to you 10 amazing things to do in New Orleans and spend a beautiful time there.
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10 UK destinations to visit instead of Cornwall

KentBest for: food loversIt’s true: Cornwall has one of the most exciting foodie scenes in the UK right now. Luckily, those in search of a restaurant-hopping weekender can find farm-to-fork dishes and inventive chefs in a growing number of places around Britain. Bristol is a safe bet for artisanal producers and cutting-edge food spots, while Cumbria has become known for its Michelin stars and local ingredients. Away from the well-established fine-dining scene, 2020 arrival The Pig at Bridge Place brought with it the brand’s food-obsessed ethos, opening a restaurant that sources most produce from its kitchen garden. Where to stay: The Pig at Bridge Place has cosy rooms painted in deep maroon and navy, or bed down at The Albion Rooms in Margate, a seaside B&B turned creative hub.
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11 AWESOME Things to Do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand (2021)

From exploring the region’s tragic World War 2 history to hiking through epic national parks, here’s our list of the best things to do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. Here’s our list of the best things to do in Kanchanaburi on your next trip. Address: 284/66 Sangchuto Rd, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District284/66 Sangchuto Rd, Ban Tai, Mueang Kanchanaburi District Opening hours: every day from 8 AM – 5 PMVisiting the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery is a must-do when you’re in the city. Here’s some travel tips to help you plan your vacation when looking for the best things to do in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. The best time to visit Kanchanaburi is without a doubt from November to February, when temperatures are much milder.
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11 Beautiful Things to Do in Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park is a beautiful park that sandwiches Tucson, Arizona. With two districts, there is more than enough opportunity to appreciate the majestic Saguaro Cactus that covers the park grounds. Here are the 11 beautiful things you can do in Suguaro National Park.
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11 Incredible Things to Do in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming

There’s no denying the beauty of the Teton range in Grand Teton National Park. Paired with the winding Snake River, abundant wildlife, and miles of hiking trails, it’s easy to see why people fall in love with this National Park. We visited on the tail end of our Yellowstone trip and wished we spent more time here.
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11 Incredible Things to Do in Jackson Hole Wyoming

1450 US-89, 83001, mapWe met early morning at Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips and got into the river 25 miles south of the city. Ours felt like the perfect mix of enjoying the scenery and an adrenaline rush, which made it one of our favorite Jackson Hole activities. The rapids are typically class 2-3, and they run tours May to September depending on the water levels. If you’re looking for something more relaxing, you can opt for the scenic float trips down the river. The water is warmer and there are the most rapids.
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11 Interesting Things to Do in Reykjavik Iceland

Iceland is a hot destination right now! You can easily get multi-day layovers from the US to Europe, and most likely you’ll be starting your Iceland trip in Reykjavik, the capital and largest city. If you’re visiting Reykjavik for a day or two or just passing through, here are our picks for things to do!
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11 of the best villas in Spain

La QuintaGaucin, AndalucíaSteep, wiggly backroads lead to this terracotta-pink, fairy-tale hacienda tucked away in the Andalucian hills. The owners rescued antique doors from crumbling estates, lined the walls with reclaimed Moorish tiles and added swishy curtains and floral-paisley flourishes to create the deliciously old-school, grand country-pile atmosphere. Inside, there’s Andalucian charm in spades: colourful Moorish tiles, cooling terracotta floors and calm, classical bedrooms, sound-tracked by the soft whirr of a ceiling fan. The supremely private pool – tucked away behind thick palms – is a peaceful spot to while away a hot summer’s afternoon. Sleeps: 10Price: from about £23,000 per weekBook your stayOTHER VILLAS WE LOVE THE LOOK OF
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11 skills you can learn at home

Pick up a paintbrushLots of people haven’t tried their hand at art since they left school. But painting is a brilliant way to detach yourself from your phone and practise mindfulness. Udemy has classes in various styles, such as oil painting and comics. Create your own film scoreTake any musical skills you have to the next level with this series on MasterClass led by Hans Zimmer. She even offers words of advice on finding an agent and dealing with critics once that crucial first draft is polished off.
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11 Top Free Things to Do in NYC + More

When you think of NYC, the word you look for to describe it is never ‘cheap’. It’s known as the most expensive US city to live in. Eating out, going to shows, and all the attractions are easily double the price of many other cities and can quickly empty your pockets.
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11 ways to be more eco-friendly when travelling

(It’s always worth a try – I’ve had this happen after saying something at an outpost of an elegant Japanese restaurant.) Now read:What is 'greenwashing' and how can we avoid it while travelling? What is 'greenwashing' and how can we avoid it while travelling? Style & Culture What is 'greenwashing' and how can we avoid it while travelling? Why sustainable travel is as much about humanity and diversity as it is about the planetWhy sustainable travel is as much about humanity and diversity as it is about the planet Inspiration Why sustainable travel is as much about humanity and diversity as it is about the planetThe biggest sustainable travel breakthroughs from the past 50 years
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12 memorable lockdown birthday ideas

Bring the bar home. Nio’s letterbox cocktails flat-pack the classics for UK-wide delivery, and you can build your own box of favourites (the Milano Torino is a refreshing choice). If you live in North London and are looking to support a local venture, try newly opened neighbourhood bar Crossroads: an innovative, zero-waste drinking den in Camden that has launched a lockdown delivery service (pictured), cycling cocktails across London. Try the Perfect Lady for a smooth blend of gin, olive leaf, nectarine and oolong or the Cairo for a fresh mix of vodka, sencha, melon and soda. Each bottle is 500ml (so makes around five cocktails).
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11 Unique Things to Do in Congaree National Park

Starting the trail in an urban environment really shows you the contrast as you continue to float downstream and enter the National Park. Here's the ultimate guide to 11 amazing things to do in Congaree National Park.
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13 Fun Things to Do in Mérida, Mexico

Looking for an exotic gateway in Mexico? How about Mérida? A beachfront destination that makes for a great day trip! Check out this ultimate guide to unlock 13 fun things you can do in Mérida, Mexico.
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14 AWESOME Things to Do in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan (2021 Blog)

From eagle hunting to sunset cruises on the lake, here are 14 of the best, most unique things to do in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan. It’s one of the best things to see in Issyk Kul. A wonderful experience, and definitely one of the best things to do in Issyk Kul. It’s a great way to get the lay of the city and learn more about some of the Issyk Kul attractions. [box]This article on the best things to do in Issyk Kul was created as part of our partnership with Discover Kyrgyzstan and USAID BGI.
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15 BEST Things to Do in Samarkand, Uzbekistan (2021 Guide)

Home to some of the world’s most intricate and exquisite architecture, Samarkand in Uzbekistan has been rising in popularity to become a real tourism hotspot. Don’t miss out on these fascinating things to do in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on your travels to this stunning Silk Road city!
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14 Awesome Things to Do in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Located in the heart of Central Asia, steeped in ancient Silk Road history and rugged landscapes, Kyrgyzstan is a country known for its stunning mountains and fascinating nomadic culture. From eagle hunting to sunset cruises on the lake, here are 14 of the best, most unique things to do in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.
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15 memorable lockdown birthday ideas

Bring the bar home. Nio’s letterbox cocktails flat-pack the classics for UK-wide delivery, and you can build your own box of favourites (the Milano Torino is a refreshing choice). If you live in North London and are looking to support a local venture, try newly opened neighbourhood bar Crossroads: an innovative, zero-waste drinking den in Camden that has launched a lockdown delivery service (pictured), cycling cocktails across London. Try the Perfect Lady for a smooth blend of gin, olive leaf, nectarine and oolong or the Cairo for a fresh mix of vodka, sencha, melon and soda. Each bottle is 500ml (so makes around five cocktails).
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15 things to do with kids during February half term 2021 in London and the UK

Mudlarking on the ThamesBest for: ages 10+Trudging about in the mud by the river is a pretty cool pastime – but it’s also educational. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can uncover all sorts of gems washed up by the ebb and flow, from Victorian clay pipes and Georgian tiles to Mesolithic flints. Geocaching all over London, the UK and the worldBest for: ages 11+Who knew that looking for tiny containers in your local area could be so thrilling, and take you to places that you never knew existed? If you’re not up to speed, now is most definitely the time to discover geocaching. Download the Geocache app, and use GPS navigation and clues to unearth ‘treasure’ – this means anything from bottle caps to toy Smurfs, but finds can be more substantial.
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15 Unforgettable Things to Do in Jasper National Park

We finally made our way up to Jasper National Park! Jasper is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies and a UNESCO world heritage site along with Banff, Kootenay, and Yoho. And here are the 15 unforgettable things to do in the Jasper National Park.
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16 Awesome FREE Things to Do in Sydney (Plus Local Tips)

Free Things To Do In SydneyEven though we know Sydney well, every time we return we always find new things to do. The Royal Botanic Gardens are located near the Sydney Harbour Opera House and has some of the best views of the city and Sydney Harbour. The bridge was opened on the 19th March 1932 and joins the Sydney CBD across the Sydney Harbour to the North Shore. To help you stay on budget while scoping out all Sydney attractions, we have created this list adjacent to free things to do in Sydney list. What are your tips for the best free things to do in Sydney?
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16 of the best day trips from London

MARGATE, KENTThe best day trip from London for: a cultural day outTravel from London: the fast train from London St Pancras takes 1 hour 25 minutes. For a cultural outing, the waterside Turner Contemporary is still a must. For more contemporary art head to Crate, an artist-led project space in an old printworks. If you decide to stay over: The best beds in town are at The Reading Rooms, a boutique b&b in a restored Georgian townhouse a few minutes’ walk from the seafront. Book your stayBy Sonya BarberRead more about Margate's best things to do
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17 Awesome Things to Do in Antarctica (2021 Guide)

From kayaking with whales to swimming in the caldera of an active volcano, here are 17 awesome things to do in Antarctica. The Best Things To Do In AntarcticaThe best things to do in Antarctica reads like an ultimate bucket list for just about any traveller. If you’re getting ready for a trip, or even just thinking about it, don’t miss out on these 17 epic things to do in Antarctica. Nothing will take your breath away quite like watching a humpback whale breach right next to your kayak – one of the best things to see in Antarctica! Hang Out with PenguinsIf there’s one thing everybody wants to do when they visit Antarctica, it is hang out with penguins.
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17 Awesome Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Dawson City is one of those towns that everybody seems to know about, but few people ever get to. Wander the picturesque streets – just one of the many awesome things to do in Dawson City, Yukon. Our visit was quite short, but you could very easily spend weeks exploring the area around Dawson City. Definitely one of the top things to do in Dawson City, Yukon if you can time your trip right. Party at Dawson City Music FestivalBesides the Sourtoe Cocktail Club, there was something else we kept hearing about whenever we talked to people about Dawson, and that was the legendary Dawson City Music Festival.
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17 AWESOME Things to Do in Wanaka (Epic 2021 Guide)

Home | New Zealand | 17 AWESOME Things to Do in Wanaka (2021)Whether you’re into photography, adventure or drinking wine, you’re sure to find something perfect in our guide to the best things to do in Wanaka, New Zealand. On the peak, you’ll get an unobstructed view over the snowy mountains of the Southern Alps, Lake Wanaka, and the picturesque Wanaka town. You’ll get to see the Southern Alps (Mt Cook & Mt Aspiring included), Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Wanaka town and all the green farms down there during a clear day. Relax in the Wanaka Lavender FarmLocated just a few minutes’ walks from Wanaka town lies Wanaka Lavender Farm. Our Top Pick for Accommodation in Wanaka – Wanaka HomesteadEvery now and then we come across a style of accommodation that makes us want to open up our own guesthouse, welcoming friends from around the world.
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17+ Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga TN

At Presencia, we work with a team of young leaders from the Buford Highway neighborhood in Atlanta to tutor and mentor the children of immigrants. In addition to their work with Presencia, our staff navigates violence in their homes and neighborhood, immigration issues, poverty, and all the normal challenges of growing up. The city of Chattanooga was the obvious first choice to make this happen. From major tourist attractions to rugged outdoor adventures, Chattanooga, Tennessee is a great city for new experiences. Esther and Jacob met up with the Presencia staff in Atlanta, and we all traveled to Chattanooga, where we learned about ourselves and each other while tackling four challenging new experiences together.
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17 AWESOME Things to Do in Wanaka (Free 2021 Guide) – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Located just 10 minutes from Wanaka town, it’s easily accessible for all kind of travellers, even if you don’t have a car. On the peak, you’ll get an unobstructed view over the snowy mountains of the Southern Alps, Lake Wanaka, and the picturesque Wanaka town. You’ll get to see the Southern Alps (Mt Cook & Mt Aspiring included), Lake Wanaka, Lake Hawea, Wanaka town and all the green farms down there during a clear day. Relax in the Wanaka Lavender FarmLocated just a few minutes’ walks from Wanaka town lies Wanaka Lavender Farm. Our Top Pick for Accommodation in Wanaka – Wanaka HomesteadEvery now and then we come across a style of accommodation that makes us want to open up our own guesthouse, welcoming friends from around the world.
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18 Free (& Cheap) Things to Do in Budapest

If you’re planning to travel to Hungary or anywhere in Eastern Europe, you must visit Budapest. We'll explain why we fell in love with this city and how you will too with the top free and cheap things to do in Budapest.
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18 Fun Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

This means that as crowded as the National Parks can get, there are lots of trails and land that rarely get explored. But now, we always try to get a backcountry permit too and get off the path most traveled… err, hiked. Things to know about backcountry camping in Grand Teton National ParkBear canister: First, know that you’ll need to carry a bear canister to keep all of your food and toiletries. Backcountry permit: In order to camp in the backcountry, you’ll need to obtain a wilderness permit. It is possible to reserve your backcountry permit online, but there are limited permits available and you must know your exact dates.
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17 Unforgettable Things to Do in Destin Florida This Year

1007 US-98, Destin, FL 32541, mapWater park lovers should head to Big Kahuna’s to check out its 40+ attractions. Buccaneer Pirate Cruise 100 Harbor Blvd Unit B, Destin, FL 32541, map If you had a time machine and could visit Destin in the past, the waters would be filled with pirates. 102 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, mapIf you’re looking for something free to do, head to the Destin Harbor Boardwalk. 4251 Legendary Dr, Destin, FL 32541, mapUncle Buck’s transports you under the sea to a uniquely fun themed bowling experience. Golfing307 Kelly Plantation Dr, Destin, FL 32541, mapDestin is home to some beautiful golf courses.
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18 places in Europe our editors are booking for 2021

Norway is only a short flight away, and you see colourful low-rise cities, sea, fjord, forest and mountain scenes in one trip. I’ll fly into Oslo, maybe take the overnight train from Trondheim to Bodø, then head to Leknes, pick up a Tesla for a road trip – some crazy percentage of the population has electric cars so there are charging stations everywhere. Back at the wheel, I’d follow one of Norway's 18 scenic routes from Lofoten to Kvitnes Gård, and stay in an Airbnb room on a farm. I’m really keen to get to Davvi Siida to meet the Sami, and learn about the history and culture of these indigenous people here in the Arctic. Then finally I’d end up back in Oslo, if only to have dinner at Rest were they turn food waste into fine dining.'
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19 Unusual & Fun Things to Do in Berlin

It’s no secret that Berlin has endless options when it comes to nightlife. Many people that come to Berlin overlook some of the smaller events that happen in the city. Check out this article to know more.
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19 AWESOME Things to Do in Banff, Canada (Epic 2021 Guide)

READ MORE – Don’t miss out on our complete guide to the best Banff hikes. Photo credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography. Rafting on the Bow River – Photo Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography. 11) Hike Around Lake Louise and the Nearby TeahousesOne of the true gems of the region, Lake Louise is almost as iconic as Banff itself. If you head out into the Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, your chance of seeing some wildlife goes up drastically.
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19 EPIC Things to Do in Banff, Canada (Free 2021 Guide) – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

READ MORE – Don’t miss out on our complete guide to the best Banff hikes. Photo credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography. Rafting on the Bow River – Photo Credit: Banff & Lake Louise Tourism / Paul Zizka Photography. 11) Hike Around Lake Louise and the Nearby TeahousesOne of the true gems of the region, Lake Louise is almost as iconic as Banff itself. If you head out into the Banff National Park, Canada’s first national park, your chance of seeing some wildlife goes up drastically.
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20 travellers protecting the planet: the Green List 2021

Tica MinamiTHE AMAZON SPOKESPERSONIndigenous communities are stewards of an estimated 65 per cent of the earth’s land, hosting 80 per cent of all biodiversity. ‘They hold the fate of humanity,’ says Tica Minami. In her role as campaign director at Greenpeace Brazil, she works with indigenous people on the frontline in the fight against deforestation. ‘The Amazon is referred to as the lungs of the world, but I think of it as the beating heart that drives global weather systems,’ she says. It is crucial to diminish this pressure, down to questioning if the food we are eating is connected with the clearing of the rainforest.
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22 of the best beer gardens in London right now

The Flask, HighgateSituated just a stone's throw away from the village's picturesque Pond Square, The Flask has been serving thirsty punters since opening its doors in 1936. What makes the pub the jewel in the North London crown, however - is it's large (and extensively heated) beer garden, the majority of which is covered to protect patrons from the elements. Tables outside can be booked in advance, but be sure to try and nab the corner spots as they're aided by two overhead heaters on both sides of the banquettes. Originally built to afford pub-goers the ability to peer into the infamous Bedlam asylum next door (now the Imperial War Museum), it still provides fantastic views of the city. For those wanting to take a slice of the action home, the venue offers a 'British Mash-Up' hamper (24 bottles from their favourite breweries) to enjoy throughout the week at home.
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2020 Changed Everything About Climate Justice

See More →During the global climate strikes in September 2019, VICE featured young and powerful leaders advocating for climate justice, all of them people of colour and under 30. “Our community has high rates of asthma because of the constant pollution,” said Jama, an organizer with Minnesota Youth for Climate Justice. We will not have climate justice without racial justice.”Quannah Chasinghorse, 18, AlaskaQuannah Chasinghorse. During the past year as a member of the youth advisory council for COP26, the upcoming UN climate change conference, Khan has been working to expose the relationship between colonization and climate change. “It is important to highlight that history and have solutions to reconcile it.”COVID-19 aggravated ongoing climate change impacts, Khan said.
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23 bus passengers contracted coronavirus from 1 infected person. No one was wearing a mask.

From one infection to 23 moreThe infected person who boarded the bus that fateful day wasn't showing symptoms, just yet. (Those critical hours right before a person starts feeling sick are often when people are most contagious with the coronavirus.) On the first bus, sitting near the infected person didn't seem to matter most when it came to getting sick. A seating chart shows how one infected bus rider (red) infected many others, even those who weren't sitting close by. Even on airplanes, enclosed spaces where the air is very well purified, and people now wear masks, the risk of getting infected is not zero.
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23 Best Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala

If you can get past these things however, hiking Acatenango to see Volcan Fuego erupt beneath the stars might just be one of your favorite travel memories. Toast Marshmallows on Volcano PacayaIf an overnight trek sounds like a bit too much, you can still experience one of Guatemala’s active volcanoes. Once at the top, you can experience the moon-like landscape and even toast marshmallows over hot rocks. But don’t expect red, flowing lava here – you’ll have to venture to Volcan Fuego to see that. *2021 Update: Because of its recent hyperactivity, Volcan Pacaya is closed for hiking until further notice.
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24 BEST Places to Visit in Kyrgyzstan (2021 Expert Guide)

The Best Places to Visit in KyrgyzstanWe love Kyrgyzstan! For some culinary variety, this is absolutely one of the best places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. Want to visit Kyrgyzstan on a unique and adventurous small group tour? However, it’s definitely one of the best places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. And it’s one of the less common places to visit in Kyrgyzstan so you’ll probably need to take a private taxi.
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25 best sustainable beauty products that are good for the soul (and the planet)

When it comes to choosing skincare and wellbeing products that aren’t just good for us, but are great for the wider world, there’s much to consider. What’s their provenance and does the manufacturer use an ethical supply chain that hasn’t harmed animals? Is the company’s carbon footprint off the charts due to long-distance distribution, or does the maker offset emissions? These terms are as wishy-washy as ‘green’ and ‘kind’ – what we want to look for is trackable statements of positive impact and credible certifications from respected third parties, surely? It’s rare to find a product that ticks every sustainability box, absolutely, but we can pick make-up or skincare that’s a hero in some way.
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25 AWESOME Things to Do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands (2021)

Here’s our list of the best things to do on Rarotonga, Cook Islands to help you make the most of your next trip. The entire event goes on for a few hours and is really one of the best things to do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Buy Some Cook Islands ArtWhat better souvenir to have from your trip to the Cook Islands than picking up some traditional art? That’s it for our guide on all the great things to do in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. DISCLAIMER: Our Rarotonga travels were made possible thanks to our partnership with Cook Islands Tourism, and our flights to Rarotonga were part of our collaboration with Air New Zealand.
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25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco California

San Francisco is known to be one of the most expensive cities in the US, but you can enjoy plenty of what the city has to offer including many iconic tourist attractions for free. Today, we’ve put together some of the best free things to do in the city.
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25 Eco Friendly Travel Products for Responsible Travelers

Packing the right gear can really help you reduce your waste and travel in a more eco-friendly way. When you have the option to choose between air and ground travel, the latter is always a better choice for the environment. If you’re traveling in a different region, a simple Google search of “[location] + clean up” should point you in the right direction. This is especially important if you’re traveling in an area where water is in short supply. Ethical travel gear brandsIn addition to packing specific items that will help you be a more responsible traveler, think about the brands you’re supporting with your purchases.
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27 Adventurous Things to Do in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is actually a “sweet spot” when it comes to spotting humpback whales. If you're planning an exotic trip to Costa Rica, here's an ultimate guide to pack you with 27 adventurous things to do in Costa Rica.
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3 Days Kayaking in Abel Tasman (Everything You Need to Know)

This is what it’s like to spend 3 days kayaking in Abel Tasman National Park. With the logistics taken care of, now all we had to do was get to Abel Tasman National Park! Looking out over Te Pukatea Bay, one of the stunning beaches you can find in Abel Tasman National Park. The team at Abel Tasman Kayaks (ATK) had organised for us to get a transfer from our hostel right to their office, the launching point for adventures in Abel Tasman National Park, at Marahau. Tips For Kayaking In Abel Tasman National Park With ATKUnless you’re very experienced with sea kayaking, you’re looking for some tips about what it’s like to paddle around Abel Tasman National Park.
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3 Trump Lackeys Just Launched Campaigns on His Election Lies

Eric Greitens and Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks both announced Senate bids Monday evening, while Georgia GOP Rep. Jody Hice launched his bid against Georgia’s Republican secretary of state. On January 6, less than an hour after police managed to secure the Capitol, Greitens took to the air to push Trump’s election lies. Georgia Secretary of State: Jody HicePresident Trump has been gunning to take out Georgia Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger ever since he refused to “find” enough votes for Trump to overturn his 2020 loss in Georgia. Enter Georgia Republican Rep. Jody Hice. “Unlike the current Georgia Secretary of State, Jody leads out front with integrity.
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30-50 Feral Hogs? More Like 8-9 Million Running Wild Across the US

ADVERTISEMENT“I’ve heard it referred to as a feral swine bomb,” says Dale Nolte, manager of the National Feral Swine Damage Management Program at the United States Department of Agriculture. But if you’ve got a million, it doesn’t take long to get to 4 [million], then 8 million.”Most wild pigs are a mixture of domestic breeds and European wild boar. A feral pig can host at least 30 viral and bacterial diseases, along with nearly 40 parasites. The province is also gaining insights from the new, national steering committee on feral swine in Canada, which had its first meeting in January. “Prevention is critical in those areas where no feral pigs are established,” says Zimmer.
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30 of the best honeymoon destinations

Amalfi, where the light makes your heart sing, and the vertiginous mountain road leads from one beauty spot to another? Tuscany, where the sunshine bathes the hills and your lover in its golden haze? And Italy has some of the world's most romantic hotels. Check into Santa Caterina on the Amalfi Coast, the hotel with the best views in the area, or at Le Sirenuse in Positano. WHEN TO GOSummers are beautiful but more crowded – visit Tuscany in autumn, when the landscape turns golden, or plan a spring trip to Venice.
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30 EPIC Things to Do in Easter Island (2021 Guide)

Politically Easter Island belongs to Chile, but geographically the island is over 4000km away from the South American continent. We visited here in May 2017 and spent a week trying to discover all the things to do on Easter Island. Things To Do In Easter IslandMost people visit Easter Island on a short trip from Santiago, or from the other alternative at Tahiti. Travel Guide Easter IslandNow that you know all Easter Island attractions you must visit, next thing to decide is where to stay in Easter Island! Coupon: AGODANMD10Best Luxury Hotel In Easter Island – Hangroa Eco LodgeIn our opinion a visit to Easter Island is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and if you can afford it you should do it in style.
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32 Creative Travel Photography Tips for Beginners

Photography is an art. That too fine one! Whether you’re a total beginner or you know your way around a camera, the practical tips and easy photography hacks in this article will show you how to take your travel pictures from average to amazing.
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43 Absolute Best Things to Do in Chiang Mai

Planning a trip to Chiang Mai? Wondering what to pack? Where to stay? Don't worry! In this ultimate guide, we are going to show you 43 absolute best things to do in Chian Mia and spend a great holiday.
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4 Ways To Track And Recover Your Stuff If It Gets Stolen When Traveling

We’re beginning a new era in the cycle of travel theft in favor of the victim despite the amount of coverage of what thieves can do to you with technology. Yet, our stuff that is so tempting to steal, is also getting smart enough to protect itself, fight back, and find its way home. Learn a few tricks to track and recover your stuff!
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48 Face Masks To Wear When Traveling

After months of sitting in our houses, the UK is finally opening-up to travel but keeping in mind the "new normal", Using a face mask in public has been made mandatory for our lives. Here is our edit of the best face masks to buy now.
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47 Face Masks To Wear When Travelling

Where do you have to wear a face mask in the UK? Do you have to wear a mask on a plane? Find out each and every detail in this exclusive article and buy the perfect mask for yourself.
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5 Great Adventure Books to Take Your Mind Off Things

Coventry by Rachel Cusk calls to me to finish it with a reminder of how lucid close observation can be. The Emerald Mile as layered as the canyon walls themselves and as fast-moving as a river in flood. That’s more time than many people spend writing books, let alone one story, but Kirkpatrick is nothing if not dogged. Buy from:BookshopAmazonLands of Lost BordersSome books you read for the story, some books you read for the writing, and some books you read to witness in amazement a talent truly blessed. Light was a kind of pavement thrown down in front of our wheels, and the road went on and on.
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48 Money-Saving Tips for a Cheap Road Trip

There are many apps out there that can give you a visual of how much you're spending and what you're spending it on. You set your own categories, so you can see a visual breakdown of how much you're spending on food, gas, and even beer! Make sure you bring your tent and sleeping bags on your road trip so you don't have rent from an outfitter. Speaking of packing…We created an ultimate road trip packing list just for you! Plus, we’ve included insider tips and advice on making your next road trip go as smoothly as possible!
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5 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Home Security System

A security system can alert you to prowlers, to open windows, and to kids trying to sneak in after curfew. Choosing one, though, can open a can of worms, because you then have to decide on the number of sensors, fire and water protection. To cut down on all the confusion, ask yourself these questions before you buy anything.
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56 coronavirus cases were linked to a Starbucks in South Korea. But employees who were wearing masks didn't get infected.

At least 56 coronavirus cases have been linked to a Starbucks in Paju, South Korea. None of the employees, who were wearing masks during their shifts, were infected. At least 56 coronavirus cases in South Korea have been linked to a Starbucks in Paju. Many customers were not wearing masks, and the poorly ventilated space likely contributed to the spread of the virus, local news reports said. But the four employees were not infected, and experts think it's because they were wearing masks during their shifts.
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5 reasons to visit Okinawa in southern Japan in 2021

From food and nature to hotels and history, here are five compelling reasons to visit Okinawa in 2021. History lovers should not miss Funauki village where the dreamy tropical atmosphere belies a dramatic past: a 19th-century coal mine occupied by the Japanese Army during World War II is among several local war sites. Accessible only by boat from jungle-covered Iriomote Island in the Yaeyama archipelago, the village is set on an expanse of ivory-white beach. Stay at Oku Iriomote Cottage and take a chartered boat trip with the friendly owner Ikeda-san. Explore the world of natural plant-dying at Shimaai Farm on Ishigaki Island.
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14 Inspiring Campervan Experts and Their Advice for You

The “garden” is a small portion of the van but to me it’s the small things that make the space feel comfortable. Visas needed to be applied for, money needed to be saved, our belongings needed to be stored, jobs needed to be quit. Plus, I feel like I need at least a little bit of structure or else I go a little crazy. What is your advice for someone who is interested in campervan life? There’s ways to give van life a go without fully committing to buying and converting a van all in one go.
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5G and Coronavirus: Why We're Scared of Invisible Radio Waves

The human eye can only capture a minuscule portion of the energy travelling across the universe in the form of electromagnetic waves and other types of radiation. In 1979, electromagnetic waves began to be associated with cancer. In the 1980s, when microwaves became a common household appliance, public fear of electromagnetic radiation spiked, fuelled by the media. As for the long-term effects of electromagnetic radiation, in 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified electromagnetic radiation as “possibly carcinogenic”, but with a huge caveat. Scientific basis for the panic is shaky at best, but that hasn’t stopped people freaking out about electromagnetic waves.
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5,000 Off-Road Partiers Unleash Havoc on Arizona National Forest

5,000 Off-Road Partiers Unleash Havoc on Arizona National ForestOn April 3, Tonto National Forest experienced a chaotic scene as over 5,000 off-road partiers staged an illegal meet-up and massive camp operation. The group picked a section of the national forest and blocked off the main access road near Sycamore Creek to set it aside for the giant, way, way beyond unauthorized chaos party. There are 20 rangers employed to patrol that national forest. 20 rangers to try to get control of a 5,000-person event. “We’re talking less than 20 people to try to enforce the rules out there for 5,000.
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6 wine regions to know about in New South Wales, Australia

Hunter ValleyThe birthplace of Australian wine, the Hunter Valley is the country's most famous wine region. After an easy two-hour drive from Sydney you’re in a patchwork of award-winning restaurants and vineyards steeped in historical significance. Pioneering 19th-century viticulturists, who defied the odds in a humid and warm climate, are the stuff of legend. Stay at Spicers Vineyards Estate, an elegant 12-suite hotel amid the vines and get up early for a hot-air balloon across the Hunter Valley before embarking on wine tasting, which can be done on your own, with a tour, or even on horseback. A year-round destination, this spot really goes into overdrive during the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival in May and June each year, when the best of the best put on a show.
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76 Items our fashion editor loves for Autumn

It's a season of cozy knits, nights in, crisp UK walks, and crispier leaves underfoot. Flip-flops and floppy hats are dutifully stored away and replaced with cashmere, cable knits, and, best of all, many proper pajamas. Check out this autumn collection to update your wardrobe.
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8 People Describe How Unions Changed Their Lives

See More →AdvertisementThrough unions, workers are able to fight for protections and benefits they might not otherwise have because of collective bargaining power. My union contract gives me a sense of security that I’m always going to be able to provide for my family. Our union contract won us an increased hourly wage and overtime pay, as well as scheduling protections for religious holidays, paid time off, and hour caps. Under a normal union contract, we had the standard one year to return to work after a layoff. If I get a call outside normal work hours, I’m immediately paid three hours of overtime, regardless how long the call is.
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8 Northern Ireland road trip ideas for exploring the sights

See the sights with these road trip ideas. A slender, crooked finger of land sandwiched between the Irish Sea and Strangford Lough, the Ards Peninsula is a place of beaches, historic seaside villages and wide-angle sea views. Further down the coast, there are views across the water to Scottish shores from Ballywalter Beach and Ireland’s easternmost piece of land, Burr Point. It’s a wrap for your road trip at the Pollnagollum Cave in Belmore Forest, which Beric Dondarrion used as a hideout in season three. What the latest lockdown rules meanThe Sperrin MountainsMany visitors to Northern Ireland miss out on one of its most scenic swathes.
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85-Year-Old Thru-Hiker Dale Sanders Just Lapped The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon roundtrip, comprising 48 miles and more than 20,000 feet of elevation change, is also a record, though it comes as something of a consolation prize. Sanders had planned to hike the International Appalachian Trail this summer. Check out this article to know more.
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9 Amazing Things to Do in Rockefeller Center

If you’re visiting the city for the first time and want an area to spend a whole day in, the Rockefeller Center complex is an easy choice. To help you make the most use of your time, we put together a comprehensive guide to the area and our favorite parts of the area.
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9 Legendary Bivouacs

Hours of darkness and cold, without a tent, sometimes without a sleeping bag, hell, sometimes without even a decent puffy jacket. On the descent, the men dug a tiny snow cave above 18,000 feet and spent March 1 there in a blizzard. Scott and Bonington waited five days at base camp while Anthoine ran ahead to organize porters to carry Scott out. Simpson spent a night inside the crevasse as Yates, figuring his partner was dead, descended to their base camp. They were left for dead 300 yards from camp, Weathers’ hands and face exposed.
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9 memorable lockdown birthday ideas

Bring the bar home. Nio’s letterbox cocktails flat-pack the classics for UK-wide delivery, and you can build your own box of favourites (the Milano Torino is a refreshing choice). If you live in North London and are looking to support a local venture, try newly opened neighbourhood bar Crossroads: an innovative, zero-waste drinking den in Camden that has launched a lockdown delivery service (pictured) f, cycling cocktails across London. Try the Perfect Lady for a smooth blend of gin, olive leaf, nectarine and oolong or the Cairo for a fresh mix of vodka, sencha, melon and soda. Each bottle is 500ml (so makes around five cocktails).
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9 travel companies for eco-concious travellers

‘Increasingly, travel ventures are taking important and necessary steps to mitigate their impact on the environment. To qualify, a minimum of 80 points must be scored on the B Impact Score Assessment. ‘It is not easy to become a B Corp but so worthwhile. amazonas-explorer.comDropEarringsNotBombs in Turkey, IstanbulIntrepidScore 82.7The world’s largest adventure travel company, which has its headquarters in Australia, was the first global travel firm to achieve B Corp status. Read next Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to know Inspiration Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to knowLike this?
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9 Painful Things You Can Do In The Winter

With seemingly three-quarters of the country currently experiencing winter with a capital W, we thought back to this charming list of some of the sharper sides of winter and wanted to share it.
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A Brief Guide to Immigration for Americans Looking for a Post-Election Escape

Like the Romans before us, the U.S. empire is in decline, and VICE News dug to see how easy it is for Americans to escape the imminent collapse. Matkowsky said people in the U.S. are seemingly concerned about their country’s future and are looking for pathways to escape. CIC News documents immigration trends in Canada and found that growing unease among immigrants, likely because of Trump, has inspired immigrants to come to Canada. Like Canada, Mexico favours newcomers who are educated, accomplished, and can speak the national language. You could stayIf immigration isn’t a viable option—which it probably isn’t if you’re not relatively privileged—you’ll likely have to stay in the U.S.
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9 Unique Things to Do in Langkawi Malaysia

As a child whose parents were born and raised in Malaysia, I grew up flying to the tiny island of Penang almost every summer to visit family. Malaysia is like a second home to me. If you're looking to visit Malaysia, this guide can be useful.
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A Clear Warning About the Colorado River

Bill Hasencamp is the manager of the Colorado River Resources for California’s Metropolitan Water District, which provides treated water to 19 million people. The two giant reservoirs on the Colorado River are both below 50 percent of capacity. For now, California has avoided flexing its muscle to get its fair share of the Colorado River. “We’ll never give up that right – our first priority among all Colorado River water users — and never say we’ll give up that right,” Hassencamp told me. “ That’s our fallback position, though we’ll set it aside for now and try to work out a solution.”For Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico, this is a clear warning.
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A chef's insider guide to where to eat in Kyoto

Monk restaurant exterior Yuka YanazumeEating in Kyoto is similarly seasonal. Nearby, you’ll find the 15-seat restaurant Monk. Everything you need to knowDough preparation at Monk restaurant Yuka YanazumeIt’s a fleeting and elusive ideal, rarely experienced, sought in culture and found more often in nature. AdvertisementStardust restaurant Marnie HawsonTHE BEST RESTAURANTS IN KYOTOOMEN‘I often eat lunch at this casual udon joint where everything is prepared with care, and the dashi broth is particularly delicious.’ omen.co.jpRead next When do restaurants open? Key lockdown dates explained Eating & Drinking When do restaurants open?
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A Day in the Life: Living in a Campervan

“What’s it like living in a campervan? Is it all it’s cracked up to be?” We’ve been getting this question on repeat for the last couple months, so we decided to make a video that brings you along and shows you a day in the life living in a camper van. Plus, being that we do a lot of work online, we spend a lot of time in coffeeshops getting work done. But this should give you an idea of what some of our days look like while living in a campervan. Whether you are interested in RV life or are looking to do a campervan renovation yourself, this video can help you gauge if tiny living is for you!
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A Fresh Look at Our Neanderthal Relatives

A little shorter, broader, and more muscled than modern humans, Neanderthals likely outnumbered Homo sapiens in Europe — at least at first. “Neanderthals were never some sort of highway service station en route to Real People,” writes Wragg Sykes, a Paleolithic archaeologist. The first Neanderthal bones were discovered in 1856 in a cave in the valley now known as Neandertal (spelled Neanderthal prior to 1901) in northern Germany. “The enduring myth that Neanderthal technology was stuck in some kind of cognitive mire, bogged down by minds unable to innovate, is false,” according to Wragg Sykes. She also raises questions about why so many human bodies, particularly babies, appear to be cannibalized at Neanderthal sites.
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A Few Thoughts on Camping With Kids

We would be a camping family from the very beginning – two out of three of us swore on it. Whether the kids wanted to make a fort inside the van or search the woods for walking sticks, I was equally happy. The van had become home, and car camping was becoming our thing. Soon they were begging me to spend night after summer night on their own in wilds between the porch light and the back wall. “This makes car camping look stupid.”A burning star streaked overhead, but I didn’t make a wish.
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A Glowing Mystery at Our Galaxy's Center Has a Mind-Blowing Explanation, Physicists Believe

AdvertisementDi Mauro is not the first to suggest that dark matter might account for the unexplained gamma rays, which are collectively known as the Galactic Center GeV Excess (GCE). But in 2009, scientists combing through observations made by NASA’s Fermi space telescope noticed that the galactic center was much brighter in high-energy gamma ray radiation than any models had predicted. Though nobody has seen light emitted by this enigmatic material, scientists have spent many years searching for luminous by-products of so-called “dark matter annihilations,” events that could finally unmask the true nature of dark matter. However, the sheer complexity of the galactic center, combined with the frustratingly elusive nature of dark matter, should temper our expectations that this puzzle will be solved anytime soon. Update: The story has been updated to include comments from study author Mattia Di Mauro.
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A Greek Orthodox Church in the Village of Kastania

Just up the coast, wedged in a ravine, the village of Kastania is more inviting, and offers a rare opportunity to explore a traditional Mani village. Like people in Russia, Serbia, and some other Balkan countries, most Greek Christians are Eastern Orthodox. The iconostasis — the icon-covered screen in the middle of the room — separates the material world (where the worshippers stand) from the heavenly one. Traditional Orthodox worshippers stand through the service, as a sign of respect. Orthodox worship generally involves chanting, and the church is filled with the evocative aroma of incense.
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A MAGA Supporter Pulled a Gun on Antifa at a Violent Protest in Oregon

A driver pulls a handgun on protesters after they broke his trucks lights on March 28, 2021 in Salem, Oregon. (Photo: Nathan Howard/Getty Images)A small group of Proud Boys and MAGA supporters faced off with antifascists in Salem, Oregon, on Sunday and things got violent pretty quick: Black-clad counterprotesters attacked MAGA supporters in their trucks with rocks. AdvertisementIn one particularly heated interaction captured by journalist Marina Rae, antifascists maced a Trump supporter’s truck and broke the windows. Tense standoffs in Salem between police, far-right protesters, including Proud Boys, and counterprotesters also ensued on New Year's Day. And on January 6, as an insurrectionist mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Trump supporters and the far-right converged at Oregon’s state Capitol.
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A Jeep Driving Drifter’s Travel Tips

I prided myself knowing I could (probably) pack my entire life into the back of my Jeep Cherokee and set out for anywhere. Travel by car and plane is common for work, and other various creative trips.
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A Peek at the Script for my New European Art Series – Rick Steves' Travel Blog

And I wanted to share a sneak peek of what will be episode two of our upcoming six-hour series on Europe’s art and architecture. I’m collaborating with my amazing co-author for the series (Gene Openshaw) and leading editors (Cameron Hewitt and Simon Griffith) to get this script tight and to time. Drawing from our rich archive of Europe’s greatest art — compiled in the field over the last two decades — it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous. This is a long process, but we’re committed to debuting our six-hour art series in October of 2022. Pick up the full-color coffee-table book I wrote with Gene Openshaw, “Europe’s Top 100 Masterpieces” — and satisfy those art cravings with a chronological tour through Europe’s greatest paintings, sculptures, and historic buildings.
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A Lisbon Food Tour and Portuguese Taste Treats

To be sure we get the most out of our visit, I’m joined by my friend and fellow tour guide, Cristina Duarte. Along with a warm welcome, you’re sure to gain an appreciation of the local taste treats. No visit to Lisbon is complete without sipping the favorite national drink: port wine. Cristina: Well, cod is the national food, but port is the national drink. Stopping here is a ritual for me with every visit to Lisbon.
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A road trip through Gothenburg, the most sustainable city in the world

Out on the edge of the Weather Islands, there’s no one to talk with about the weather. Looking west from the wood-fired hot tub of the Väderöarnas Värdshus, the Weather Islands Guesthouse, the autumnal sun slowly reddens the rocks, casting lengthening shadows over the cabins, the only signs of civilisation but for an old sea pilot’s lookout tower. This respect for the natural order is also evident back at the Weather Islands Guesthouse, which is heated by solar panels and has a desalination plant for drinking water. Keep scrolling for more pictures of our road trip in Gothenburg. Now read:Read next The best places in the South Downs Destinations The best places in the South Downs10 sustainable destinations to visit in 202110 sustainable destinations we'd love to visit in 2021 Inspiration 10 sustainable destinations we'd love to visit in 202110 of the most sustainable cities in the worldAdvertisement10 of the most sustainable cities in the world Destinations 10 of the most sustainable cities in the worldHow to travel more sustainably
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A Profanity Filter Banned the Word 'Bone' at a Paleontology Conference

Participants in a virtual paleontology meeting were not permitted to use the words “bone,” “sexual,” or “Hell” in early digital Q&A sessions, sparking amusement and frustration from researchers attending the online conference. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) opted to hold its annual meeting, which runs from Monday to Friday this week, as a virtual event. Thomas R. Holtz Jr., a paleontologist at the University of Maryland, created a spreadsheet of banned words so that meeting organizers could keep up to date on the issue. “At first, when fellow conference attendees noted on Twitter that ‘Hell’ and ‘bone’ were banned, I was very amused by it,” Tseng said in an email. “I figured the filter was simply over-tuned to prevent many slang words used by schoolchildren from being shown in a professional meeting.”“I became disturbed when I saw that the crowd-sourced list of banned words included ‘Wang,’” he continued.
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A Rookie Cop Was Just Fired For Posting on Neo-Nazi Forum Iron March

An Indiana police department fired one of its newly-hired cops this weekend after antifascists linked the man to a post on Iron March, a defunct neo-Nazi forum that espoused racist, fascist, and anti-Semitic views. “@LafayetteINPD— it looks like you just hired a Nazi,” Twitter user @AntiFashGordon said in a tweet to the Lafayette Police Department Friday after a separate Twitter account, @Ghosts_of_Past, revealed what was described as a post from police recruit Joseph Zacharek. “Meet #JosephZacharek, newest member of Indy PD,” Twitter user @Ghosts_of_Past wrote, linking to the post. The user describes themselves as a “boring white Southern suburban housewife who likes to dox facists and racists.”“Member of #IronMarch, the forum for #Neonazis and #WhiteSupremacists,” @Ghosts_of_Past said in the tweet. “I know the question everyone will have is, how does something like this get missed in a background investigation,” Flannelly told the Journal & Courier.
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A Six-Minute Rick Steves-in-Slippers Concert

Life is living moments one by one. This pandemic gave us a lot of time to reconsider things and do that. This particular habit is one of that. Check out this article to know how A six minutes concert can uplift your day.
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A road trip through North Wales

We think of North Wales, with its sky-mirrored, bird-flocked estuaries and reptilian peaks, in shades of green and slate-grey. Discover another Welsh road trip itineraryThe ultimate Wales road trip itinerary Inspiration The ultimate Wales road trip itineraryAdvertisementThe village’s creator, Clough Williams-Ellis, conjured it from memories of Portofino, cocking a snook at Twenties modernist upstarts by upcycling architectural salvage – a Victorian mantelpiece here, a 17th-century ballroom there, Gothic spires and a bell tower – into an Italianate fantasy, his home for fallen buildings, a folly to end all follies. In the past, North Wales may have felt the need to make worldly allusions, but today it seems like a destination comfortable in its own skin. The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T is available in several colours including Elettrico Blu (ferrari.com)Keep scrolling for more pictures of this road trip through North Wales...Read next Scenic road trips in Scotland Inspiration Scenic road trips in ScotlandLike this? Now read:Portmeirion: an insider's guidePortmeirion: an insider's guide Away From The City Portmeirion: an insider's guideThe 10 loveliest hotels in WalesAdvertisementThe 10 loveliest hotels in Wales Places To Stay The 10 loveliest hotels in WalesThe most beautiful places in Wales
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A Spicy Peanut Sauce So Yummy You Can Put it on Anything and Everything

There are only a few people who don’t rely on peanut butter as a staple ingredient in the outdoors, be it a spoonful in a bowl of morning oatmeal, a bunch slathered on bread for lunch sandwiches, or just a spoonful when you need an instant energy boost. I am pretty sure that this article will make you crave peanut butter for sure.
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A Spicy Peanut Sauce You Can Use For Anything

Unless you’re allergic to peanuts, I am pretty sure that you take a little peanut butter with you whatever kind of trip you’re on. Since peanut butter is such a common ingredient in the backcountry pantry, making a peanut sauce is an easy way to add flavor to any basic meal. The No Recipe way of making peanut sauce when you’re camping is just to throw in a little peanut butter and soy sauce into whatever dish you are preparing, then mix it in. In this recipe, the peanut sauce is used to douse a bowl of simple sautéed vegetables, but feel free to use it on whatever you want. Once you’ve sautéed the vegetables, you will need to put them aside while you prepare the peanut sauce.
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A Stealthy Norwegian Mountain Lodge

Known for its liberal use of concrete, Snøhetta’s structures are typically bold, often with swooping curves or angled extensions that jut like massive sails. The Åkrafjorden cabin, then, is a study in contrast: It blends in so nicely with the landscape, it’s like a part of the landscape. But the lodge is oriented toward hunters and it makes a stealthy footprint. ADVERTISEMENT“Our challenge in this task was designing a mountain hut of maximum 35m2 with facilities for 21 persons,” Snøhetta writes. A narrow zone by the entrance has equipment for cooking and storage.”Weekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins.
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A Super-Spreader Jail Keeps Sparking COVID Outbreaks Across the U.S.

When the coronavirus hit the jail, he was moved along with at least eight other Grady prisoners to the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly eight months into the pandemic, the Grady County Jail has earned a reputation as a super-spreader, linked to outbreaks at federal institutions across the country. More than 445 prisoners (over 75% of the women housed at Waseca) became infected after a bus carrying Grady County prisoners arrived in late August. According to a Waseca staff member and prisoner who spoke with VICE News, four women have been hospitalized and dozens remain severely ill inside the prison. Things at Waseca were calm, Lacey said, until the Grady prisoners and two other buses arrived.
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A sustainable trip to Norway

Life has long been measured by the rhythm of the seasons, tangled with sheep’s wool and scattered with fish scales. And there’s so much natural beauty around Ålesund.’Owner’s Cabin on Giske island The IngallsAdvertisementThe 62 ̊ Nord Group, which Flakk founded with his wife Line, takes a considered, sustainable approach that’s entwined with the close-knit communities. ‘We were really lucky in being able to create that wealth,’ says Flakk, ‘but it’s only natural that we take the front seat in developing sustainable energy. ‘A lot of people my age are returning from big cities to Ålesund, bringing new ideas,’ says Flakk’s eldest daughter, 29-year-old Maria, who helps run 62 ̊ Nord. Now read:A road trip through Gothenburg, the most sustainable city in the worldA road trip through Gothenburg, the most sustainable city in the world Destinations A road trip through Gothenburg, the most sustainable city in the worldNorway Fjords: Road trip along Scandinavia's most dramatic coastlineAdvertisementNorway Fjords: Road trip along Scandinavia's most dramatic coastline Road Trips Norway Fjords: Road trip along Scandinavia's most dramatic coastline10 sustainable destinations to visit in 2021
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A Symphonic Journey: France’s Call for Freedom

No tour of Europe, musical or otherwise, is complete without a stop in France, home of the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, and, in a lot of ways, the birthplace of modern Europe. Its struggle was a domestic one between the haves and the have-nots, between royals and aristocrats and peasants, between elites and commoners. Through its revolutions — and they had several — the French led the call in Europe for the end of the old regime notion of divine monarchs. Until then, most people just accepted the notion that some people were born ordained by God to be rulers and the vast majority were born to be ruled. The revolutionary slogan of the day was “Liberty, equality and fraternity.” And this slogan inspired those who longed for freedom all over romantic 19th-century Europe.
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A Symphonic Journey: Italy’s Celebratory Aria

Our next piece is from Italy, and it evokes the struggles of the Italian-speaking states as they set their sights on independence. For Italian nationalists, Romantic music served as a bugle call on the battlefield, and their favorite music was opera. They'd stand on their seats and together they'd sing the dramatic Verdi arias, as if raising their voices in unison for Italian statehood. It's from the Verdi opera "Aida." While it's set in ancient Egypt, when you listen to it, the pharaoh could almost be a stand-in for the triumphant king of a newly united Italy.
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A Symphonic Journey: The Czech Republic’s Unofficial Anthem

Next, we hear a piece from the Czech Republic. Now, Romantic music championed both the causes of these people, and it did it with art and it did it with music. This piece is named for the most important river in the Czech Republic. And it also helped preserve the identity, the culture and the language of the Czech people amid those bigger neighbors. And at the same time, the music evokes the persistent and the heroic struggle of the Czech people.
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A Tapas Dinner in Madrid

When it comes to variety, Madrid is Spain’s tapas capital. While Spaniards don’t eat dinner until 9 or 10 o’clock, with a meal like this, I can eat early and still go local. For starters we’re going for one of Madrid’s quirkiest snacks and this spot is named for it, la oreja de oro — sautéed pigs ears. He’s popular for his refreshing gazpacho — the cold tomato-and-garlic soup. I like gambas al ajillo — shrimp sautéed with garlic, and gambas a la plancha (grilled shrimp).
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A Taiwanese Airport Is Letting People Rediscover the Joy of Travel. Well, the Joy of Going to the Airport at Least.

In an apparent attempt to assuage those feelings of global FOMO, Taipei’s Songshan Airport is giving locals the opportunity to rediscover the joys of travel, or at least what is arguably the least appealing aspect thereof: check-in and boarding. Some 7,000 people applied to take part in the unique experience, with a first batch of 60 winners chosen at random, Reuters reports. Taiwan is uniquely suited to putting on the bizarre “trips,” given its resounding success in curbing the coronavirus’ spread. Songhshan also just so happens to be using the promotion to show off recent renovations, and to highlight the COVID-prevention steps the airport is taking. The airport plans to offer more of the unique non-flights in the coming weeks.
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A Trailer Park in the Swiss Sky

“Swiss” and “trailer park” are not phrases that you’d typically put together, but hey, why can’t the Alps enjoy the fruits of single-wide mobile living? Photographer Christian Neuenschwander did a study of a park in Flumserberg, and the results are worth giving lengthy consideration. Though one is loath to stereotype, the site does seem to fit qualities that are typically associated with the Swiss: neatness and order preside. Nostalgic and wistful, it’s about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape.
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A Venerable Wine Estate in Umbria

Corrado: So this is our soil, a volcanic soil, very rich in minerals, on which our vines grow and produce our Orvieto Classico wine. Corrado: We'll drink this wine in 18 months, and we'll go on drinking this wine for two more years. Rick: Franz Liszt played this piano? It's not Franz Liszt, but he might enjoy that. And modern wine makers are trying to duplicate the same conditions, and this bottle of wine is more than 30 years old.
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A woman's guide to solo travel and how to survive it

British, Austrian, Czech and French sound systems gathered each summer in the huge technovals. Then came a big solo travel moment. I found some friendly-looking people and asked if I could travel with them – they were English and German and had a small sound system called Alien Pulse. When we’re younger, we’re a simple shape and we fit with other simple shapes, then we turn into more complex shapes when we grow older. I suddenly became aware of this network around the squats and the music venues – anyone who wanted to be creative ended up in a squat – so I felt held by that community and more able to travel solo.’
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Abolishing the Electoral College May Not Save Us

The basis for how we elect the President and Vice President of our country, the Electoral College awards delegates by almost each state on a winner-take-all system. Abolishing the Electoral College outright would require a constitutional amendment, an unlikely political feat in the current environment, but there is another way. If states representing a majority of the Electoral College votes sign onto The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact and agree to allocate their votes to whoever wins the national popular vote, not just their state, the College would essentially be nullified. As of July 2020, jurisdictions representing 196 electoral votes have signed on, 74 below the needed threshold. New Rules, Same Apathy: Turnout might stay the sameIt seems obvious that a national popular vote would increase voter turnout.
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Afternoon tea in London 2021: The best delivery options

Traditional afternoon tea at The SavoyBest for: stretching out for a long afternoon beside the ThamesAfternoon tea from The Savoy is now available, with traditional, Champagne and vegetarian options. All have beautifully crafted cakes, pastries, sandwiches and scones from £130 via thesavoylondon.slerp.comLondon today is as blessed with as many fine hotels, restaurants and tea houses in which to take afternoon tea as at any point in its history. Nominating the best of the lot would be an impossible and unrealistic task, since so much depends on mood and whim and the exigencies of the moment. The obligatory finger sandwiches, scones, pastries and cakes are impeccable; the teas, from the house blend to the splendidly named Iron Buddha Oolong and Flowering Osmanthus, likewise. The Savoy all but invented the thé dansant in its Thames Foyer, as it has become known.
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Acorns and Corncobs: Looking Back at my Semester in Spain

The idea that my host family owned a countryside property was hard to fathom. Returning to the farmhouse, my host father announced he was ready for our help with the winemaking. My host family was far from affluent, but wine in unlabeled bottles always flowed freely at their dinner table. Fran pulled on a pair of rubber galoshes and climbed into the tub. “Now the grape juice ferments,” my host father explained.
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Afternoon tea in London 2021: your ultimate guide

Afternoon tea at Palm Court, Kimpton Fitzroy London HotelBest for: immersing yourself in Bloomsbury’s most historical hotelThe 18th-century landscape gardener Humphry Repton is widely credited with having brought many of London’s squares to life with his nature-first approach. His gift, as he called it, was most famously bestowed on Russell Square, elevating the area and leaving a permanent mark on Bloomsbury. The result is a green, serene space; the natural light and presence of nature itself is at once calming and elegant. Interior designer Tara Bernerd is behind the hotel’s renovation, and this is a space so smart I’d have been content having afternoon tea in the mosaic-floored lobby. But the cool, airy Palm Court makes for a lovely change from some of the over-stuffed, over-fluffed tea rooms in London.
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Agrigento: Ancient Greek Temples in Sicily

A two-hour drive takes us the city of Agrigento, and the most impressive ancient site in Sicily: Its ridge lined with Greek temples. Little survives of ancient Agrigento beyond a few grand temples. In the fifth century BC, Agrigento was the third-largest city in the Greek world — after Athens and Syracuse, another Sicilian city. To think that 2,500 years ago, two of the top cities in the Greek world were here in Sicily, is another reminder of the importance of this island in ancient times. As there’s no marble in Sicily, temples were built of limestone.
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Airbnb Owners are Now Flipping Their Successful Properties for a Premium

The listing mentions that, as an Airbnb, the little one-bedroom bungalow raked in about $6,000 per month at a 70-percent occupancy rate. As cities continue to pass legislation that makes it harder to operate an Airbnb or short-term rental, markets like Joshua Tree, where no such regulations exist, are increasingly flooded with turnkey Airbnb properties for sale. In cities across the country, listings that mention Airbnb potential are priced higher than neighboring houses. And in Phoenix, a three-bedroom house that mentions Airbnb potential is currently listed at $789,000—at least $200,000 more than similar listings in the same neighborhood. The turnkey properties sell too fast and at too high a price, and an influx of cash offers from investors and potential Airbnb hosts from LA make financing offers look weak.
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Airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population — and airline CEOs say it's proof that flying is safe

Flight attendants and other airline workers have lower rates of COVID-19 than the general population, despite spending time in transit and in small, enclosed spaces. But some surprising data from airline workers show that is not the case. In fact, flight attendants and other airline workers have had a lower incidence of COVID-19 than the general population. All in all, the low rates among flight attendants and airline workers suggest that the combination of safety measures on board airplanes works. "The question is broader than just our sector in air travel," he added.
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Airlines are Making Australians Fly Business Class to Get Home

It was initially unclear how the airlines would enforce these passenger limits, and who would be given first preference in making the cut. Am in economy and to be honest, as much as I want to get home, I also don’t want to facilitate this classist bullshit of strongarming people into buying business class,” someone posted last week. Yes flights are flying but taking priority customers, filling business and first class then economy if seats are remaining,” wrote another. “Business Class customers are asked to wear their face shield and mask onboard at their own discretion, as they enjoy more space and privacy,” the airline said in its announcement. In the same statement, Qatar Airways boasted of its “ground-breaking Business Class experience”, which won a number of awards in 2019 including “World’s Best Business Class” and “Best Business Class Seat”.
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AJ Winter Issue Is About to Drop

The adventure has been an escape for a lot of us. Mountains don't need a reason to visit. Check out this winter's issue covering gorgeous Southern California's Mt. Baldy.
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Aleksander Doba, ‘King of the Ocean,’ Paddled Across the Atlantic In His 70s

Doba took a look around, admiring the view from the world’s highest freestanding mountain, sat down on a nearby rock, and died. Late in life, Doba paddled solo across the Atlantic Ocean three times. As the ship lingered, the captain confused, Doba shouted Polish curses at the crew and they took a hint. Doba loved whitewater kayaking as a youngster in Poland and took it seriously, competing in whitewater slalom events. Still, Doba had no reason to plot a trip across the Atlantic, let alone three such trips.
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All My Road Trip Essentials – My Perfect Road Trip Bag

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we love road trips! Today I’m participating in a blog hop (details below) and also sharing what I put in my perfect road trip bag. I like to travel light and pack as minimal as possible, but these are my road trip essentials
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Alexandria's Slice-of-Egyptian-Life Market Scene

For me, no visit to Alexandria is complete without venturing into its ramshackle market district. And, to better enjoy this convivial scene, I'm joined by my Egyptian friend Tarek in a classic shisha joint. Tarek: Shisha. Rick: If I smoke and smoke and smoke, will I get dizzy? While clearly Tarek could spend the rest of the evening right here, we've got some exploring to do.
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Alaska Airlines strengthens face covering policy: No mask, no travel, no exceptions

Effective Aug. 7, all Alaska guests age 2 and older will be required to wear a cloth mask or face covering over their nose and mouth – with no exceptions . For guests who forget their mask, Alaska will have them available upon request, in addition to providing individual hand-sanitizer wipes on board. Flyers must sign-off on a health agreement at check-in to acknowledge and attest to their willingness to adhere to the mask requirement. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK). SOURCE Alaska Airlines
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All the Unique Kitschy Hotels I Can't Wait To Visit

I miss kitschy hotels. Lately, however, I’ve longed to wake up far, far away from my own apartment in a giant clam. Start at the spa, take a breather in your room, and end your trip on one of their trail rides. More on Cove Haven at TripAdvisorBig Idaho Potato HotelWe’re just relieved someone else has fully baked our dream of living inside a giant potato. More on the Big Idaho Potato Hotel at Airbnb
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All New, Subaru Outback ‘Wilderness’ Edition: Is It, Uh, Wildernesser?

It appears Subaru has done the latter with the new Wilderness edition of the Outback, just unveiled this morning. The Wilderness edition also has 9.5 inches of ground clearance, nearly an inch more than the regular Outback. Then, there’s an improved gearing for the Wilderness edition, allowing it better low-speed climbing and the ability to climb a 40 percent grade without the transmission throwing up its hands and bailing. Boom, just like that, the Wilderness edition is significantly more capable than the regular Outback. Finally, in a less-heralded but important upgrade, the roof rack can support 700 pounds, a huge improvement that’s designed to support roof top tents.
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All Your Lingering Vaccine Questions, Answered

For everything else, including when it’s cool to take Tylenol and what to do if you missed your second dose, VICE consulted several experts on the COVID-19 vaccine to get your most pressing vax-related questions answered. The vaccine gives a pretty standard immunity to those who get it, which is a key step in reaching herd immunity, Dery said. Data on how effective just the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine is varies across studies. The sooner you get your second dose done, the sooner we all can re-enter the world and do all the things we miss doing. If the doses are the same thing, why does the second shot seem to make people so much sicker with side effects?
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Amazon Delivery Drivers Forced to Sign ‘Biometric Consent’ Form or Lose Job

See More →Amazon delivery drivers nationwide have to sign a "biometric consent" form this week that grants the tech behemoth permission to use AI-powered cameras to access drivers' location, movement, and biometric data. If the company’s delivery drivers, who number around 75,000 in the United States, refuse to sign these forms, they lose their jobs. "Using your photograph, this Technology, may create Biometric Information, and collect, store, and use Biometric Information from such photographs." Technically, these drivers aren't even employed by Amazon, but by roughly 800 companies, known as delivery service partners that operate out of Amazon delivery stations. "I had one driver who refused to sign," the owner of an Amazon delivery company in the Pacific Northwest told Motherboard.
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Amber list countries: Which destinations are likely to require quarantine at home?

We already have an existing red list, but both the amber and green lists have yet to be revealed. What does it mean if a country is on the amber list? The traffic light system will introduce a green, amber and possibly updated red list of countries, with each colour signifying different rules around testing and quarantining. Istanbul, Turkey Getty ImagesAdvertisementWhich countries will be on the amber list for travel? ‘Yes, you'll want to check what the situation is in two or three weeks' time when that list – the green, amber, red – is produced.
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An Asian Woman Was Kicked and Stomped in Broad Daylight and No One Did Anything

A 65-year-old woman in New York City was hospitalized Monday after being repeatedly kicked by a man on the street, the latest in a series of brutal attacks against Asian-Americans in the COVID-19 era. AdvertisementThe video shows the woman walking on the sidewalk, when a man comes into the frame from the other side and kicks her to the ground. Multiple people are shown in the video watching the attack and doing nothing, including multiple hotel workers. One of the workers eventually closes the door as the woman continues to struggle to get up. The NYPD is investigating the Monday attack as a hate crime, and said the woman’s attacker “made anti-Asian statements” to the woman he attacked.
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Ancient Biblical Texts Have Been Discovered In a 'Cave of Horror'

Newly discovered fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a collection of Hebrew texts that date back some 2,000 years, have been discovered in the “Cave of Horror” in Israel, so named because of the dozens of human skeletons found there decades ago. The new parchment pieces are millimeters and centimeters in scale, and are the first fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls to be recovered by professional archaeologists in about 60 years. AdvertisementDozens of partial scrolls were recovered during the recent expedition, including fragmented Greek translations of the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum that were radiocarbon-dated to the 2nd century AD. The bulk of the Dead Sea Scrolls were initially discovered and collected in the Judean Desert during the 1940s and 1950s. “When we think about the biblical text, we think about something very static,” said Joe Uziel, head of the antiquities authority’s Dead Sea Scrolls unit, according to the AP.
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Ancient Salt Flats and Carthaginian Ruins in Sicily

The shallow lagoon surrounding the island of Mozia is ideal for extracting salt from the sea. And, for thousands of years, locals have labored in salt pools like these as part of this essential industry. Rick: So, Alfio, this is, like, a mountain of salt with tile to protect it from the wind. Alfio: The Carthaginians, when they came here, they established this salt flats in the eighth century BC. Rick: Now, the Carthaginians came about 800 years before Christ.
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Anti-Capitalist Teens Are Sharing Shoplifting Tips on TikTok

Eighteen-year-old Lucy* started shoplifting around a year ago, when she wanted a necklace that she couldn’t afford. What started out as a way to share a glittery PowerPoint she made for a friend on how to shoplift is now part of what is known as “Borrowing TikTok”. But according to those involved, Borrowing TikTok is about more than just teaching people how to steal stuff. The borrowing community is mainly US-based – Lucy and Destiny are both Americans – with teens from wealthier countries like the UK and Australia joining in. For sociology lecturer Dan Mercea, what stands out about the TikTok community is their offline activity, in contrast to most online-only clicktivism.
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And the Biggest Losers From Trump’s Pardon Sweepstakes Are…

The QAnon ShamanThe standout Capitol Hill rioter, whose real name is Jacob Chansley, reached out to Trump for a pardon through his lawyer last week. Trump’s decision not to pardon Giuliani looks like retribution for Giuliani’s bungling inability to secure Trump a second term, Michael Cohen, Trump’s estranged former private attorney, told VICE News. Trump’s legal team lost over 60 court decisions while pursuing phony claims of voter fraud. Lawyers for Exotic were so optimistic about a Trump pardon that they put a 38-foot long “Monster Ram Truck Limo” on standby to pick him up. And it wouldn’t have helped Trump where he needs it most.
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Anti-Vaxxers Are Already Big Mad About Krispy Kreme’s Free Doughnut Offer

It was just after 10:30 a.m. on Monday when I rolled up to Krispy Kreme and parked right beside its glowing neon ‘HOT NOW’ sign. (The Venn diagram showing the overlap of those people looks a lot like what you’d order at Krispy Kreme.) Having a company reward getting vaccinated is delightful—as are the donuts [in this case],” she said. But, perhaps realizing that anti-vaxxers would wreck their Conspiracy of the Day underpants if they didn’t get their own deal, Krispy Kreme preemptively addressed vaccine hesitancy in its FAQ about the free doughnut offer. “The fact that Krispy Kreme is playing both sides of the issue demonstrates a lack of vision and consistency,” she said.
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Anti-Masker Allegedly Threatened to Kidnap Kansas Mayor and Turn Him 'Into Fertilizer'

A man who allegedly threatened to kidnap the mayor of Wichita, Kansas, slash his throat, and turn him “into fertilizer” over the city’s mask mandate, has been arrested and charged by local authorities. The messages described an elaborate plot to abduct and kill the mayor, with Dowty allegedly asking the recipient to share Whipple’s address. The Wichita mask mandate, imposed July 3, is one of many in American cities that have sparked backlash. Earlier this month, the FBI foiled a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. The same way Dowty criticized Whipple, the men plotting to overthrow the Michigan government accused Whitmer of overstepping her power.
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Anti-Nazi Resistance in World War II

The Dutch Resistance Museum gives a glimpse of life under fascism. Propaganda movie clips tried to make Dutch Nazis look like winners. With this corset, stuffed with ration cards, a woman who looked pregnant helped feed both hidden Jews and resistance fighters. If resistance fighters weren't killed in battle, they faced dire consequences if captured. In this small town, deep in the heartland of France, late in World War II, fighters of the local resistance killed a Nazi soldier.
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Aphrodisias: Ancient Roman Grandeur in Turkey

Turkey fills the Anatolian Peninsula and Anatolia is peppered with remnants of civilizations long gone. Around here, important sites are constantly being unearthed. Check out this article to unleash the latest findings.
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Are day trips allowed? Here's when we can travel within the UK

With the ‘Stay at Home’ order dropped, however, limited day trips in England are on the cards right now. In January, Boris Johnson cycled his bike around the Olympic Park, seven miles from his home, claiming it wasn’t breaking the lockdown rules. What the latest lockdown rules meanAdvertisementWhen will we travel? What the latest lockdown rules mean Inspiration When will we travel? What the latest lockdown rules mean16 of the best day trips from London
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Are There Barriers—Of Any Kind—That Have Kept You From Bikepacking?

Are There Barriers—Of Any Kind—That Have Kept You From Bikepacking? Bikepacking Roots does great work, and helping them collect data that can show potential barriers for aspiring adventure cyclists puts helps them focus their efforts. From their press release:If you consider yourself an adventure cyclist or an aspiring adventure cyclist of any type, Bikepacking Roots wants to hear from you in their 4th Annual Bikepacking and Adventure Cycling Community Survey. Through this survey, Bikepacking Roots is striving to better understand accessibility challenges, barriers to entry, personal safety concerns, and individuals’ outdoor backgrounds as they all relate to the adventure cycling experience. Bikepacking Roots is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing bikepacking, growing a diverse bikepacking community, advocating for the conservation of the landscapes and public lands through which we ride, and creating professional routes.
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Are day trips allowed? Here's what the rules say on UK travel

In January, Boris Johnson cycled his bike around the Olympic Park, seven miles from his home, claiming it wasn’t breaking the lockdown rules. Now read:When to book what for after UK lockdown: a quick guideWhen to book what for after UK lockdown: a quick guide Inspiration When to book what for after UK lockdown: a quick guideWhen will we travel? What the latest lockdown rules meanAdvertisementWhen will we travel? What the latest lockdown rules mean Inspiration When will we travel? What the latest lockdown rules mean16 of the best day trips from London
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Are UK hotels open? The latest lockdown rules

Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to know Inspiration Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to knowAdvertisementIs it possible to stay in an Airbnb during lockdown? For inspiration on where to book now, check out our pick of the best Airbnbs in the UK, the best Airbnbs in London and the best Airbnbs in the Lake District and our favourite Airbnbs in Wales. The UK hotels opening on Monday 12 April Places To Stay The UK hotels opening on Monday 12 AprilIn Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that hotels are set to open from Monday 26 April. The best hotels in the UK 2021 Places To Stay The best hotels in the UK 2021Is it better to cancel or postpone my hotel or Airbnb booking if lockdown is not lifted in time? Our favourite UK hotels and AirbnbsThe best weekend breaks in the UKThe best weekend breaks in the UK and Ireland Inspiration The best weekend breaks in the UK and IrelandThe best Airbnbs in the UK and IrelandThe best Airbnbs in the UK and Ireland Places To Stay The best Airbnbs in the UK and IrelandRead next The best Airbnbs in Brighton Places To Stay The best Airbnbs in BrightonThe 30 best hotels in LondonThe 30 best hotels in London Places To Stay The 30 best hotels in LondonThe best Airbnbs in CornwallThe best Airbnbs in Cornwall Places To Stay The best Airbnbs in CornwallShould any part of the UK return to a tier system, can hotels open in Tiers 1, 2, 3 and 4?
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Are UK hotels open? The latest post-lockdown rules

Are hotels open in the UK during lockdown? Check out our guide to the best Airbnbs in Wales and the English properties included in our round-up of the best Airbnbs in the UK. Check out our guide to our favourite hotels open from 12 April. The UK hotels open before Monday 17 May Places To Stay The UK hotels open before Monday 17 MayAdvertisementIn Scotland, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that hotels are set to open from Monday 26 April, while all tourist accommodation should open on Monday 24 May in Northern Ireland. Read next The UK hotels open before Monday 17 May Places To Stay The UK hotels open before Monday 17 MayThe best hotels in the UK 2021 Places To Stay The best hotels in the UK 2021AdvertisementIs it better to cancel or postpone my hotel or Airbnb booking if lockdown is not lifted in time?
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Armed Trumpers in MAGA Gear Threatened Michigan's Top Election Official at Her Home

Dozens of armed protesters in MAGA gear chanted “Stop the Steal!” outside Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home on Saturday night — an escalation to the torrent of threats she and other state election officials have received since the election early last month. They targeted me in my role as Michigan’s Chief Election Officer,” Benson wrote in a statement on Sunday. But the scene that unfolded outside Benson’s home on Saturday was nothing new by the standards of 2020 — especially in Michigan. The feared violence on election day never materialized, but the deep divisions in the state made it ripe for misinformation and conspiracies about the outcome of the election to take hold. And week later, over 10,000 pro-Trump protesters flooded the streets of Washington, D.C., some of whom clashed violently with counterprotesters.
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Asian Americans Are Calling on Allies in Response to a Wave of Violence

In light of recent events, the Asian American community is continuing calls for action that began with the surge of anti-Asian violence last year. (In response, President Biden signed an executive order condemning anti-Asian racism shortly after his inauguration.) In their social media posts, Kim and Wu pointed to the history of anti-Asian violence in the US. “The skyrocketing number of hate crimes against Asian Americans continues to grow, despite our repeated pleas for help,” they wrote. The first case involving an Asian American victim to use the Civil Rights Act, “the Vincent Chin case forced Asian Americans into the civil rights discourse,” Roland Hwang, co-founder and former president of American Citizens for Justice, previously told NBC News.
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As Italy Reopens, Tour Guides Plead for More Aid, and Tourists

ROME — A few dozen black-clothed tour guides and tour organizers twirled white umbrellas to the tune of “Singing in the Rain” outside the Pantheon, one of Rome’s greatest tourist attractions recently. The Pantheon, an ancient Roman temple, was among a wave of attractions across Italy that reopened this month after the coronavirus lockdown. In the days after some of the first lockdown restrictions were lifted, Italians relished the empty streets, rediscovering city monuments and museums that they would normally avoid because of long lines. But even as travel restrictions are lifted throughout Europe, reluctance to travel outside national borders remains high. Forecasts for the number of airplane reservations to Italy suggest drops of 95.2 percent in June, 82.4 percent in July and 76.4 percent in August, compared to the same periods last year, according to Italy’s national tourism agency, ENIT.
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Asian Financial Hubs Hong Kong and Singapore Announce 'Travel Bubble'

Singapore and Hong Kong have announced a two-way "air travel bubble" that will allow passengers to skip quarantine after arriving, boosting hopes for Asian countries eager to restart international tourism after months of crippling coronavirus restrictions. Under the agreement, set to be launched as early as November, tourists from the two Asian financial hubs will have to test negative for the coronavirus. "Singapore and Hong Kong are regional aviation hubs and both governments have recognized that we successfully controlled [our] epidemics and incident rates remain low," transport minister Ong Ye Kung, who has frequently stressed the importance of travel, told local reporters Thursday. The first European travel bubble involving Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ended after new quarantine rules were announced, though it is still possible to move between many European countries as long as rules are observed. In almost all of Asia, however, only domestic tourism and work travel has resumed.
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Badass Lady Librarians Rode Hard Miles to Deliver Education and Joy

Librarians were paid $28 a month, and they were responsible for riding over 100 miles a week to distribute books. “Weather is no obstacle in the life of a Pack Horse Librarian in Kentucky – none of her equipment is furnished by the Works Project Administration. But unlike the ease of running a bookmobile, the pack horse librarians of Kentucky had their work cut out for them. The Pack Horse Library project ended in 1943, having employed almost 1,000 librarians during its time, and motorized bookmobiles would eventually fill the gap to continue serving rural communities, and still do. Today, the stories of the inspiring pack horse librarians have inspired books of their own, the legacy of their contribution finally written down.
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Barr Declares NYC, Seattle, Portland 'Anarchist’ Cities and Threatens Funding Cuts

All three cities saw large, sustained protests after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis in late May. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance,” Barr said. In a press conference Monday, Bill de Blasio accused President Trump and his DOJ of playing politics. It's insulting to the people in New York City and his effort to withhold our funding is unconstitutional." New York City corporation counsel James Johnson added that the city is "preparing to and will be prepared to fight this in court."
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Battle of Culloden: The End of Scottish Dreams

Just beyond Loch Ness, I feel the real spirit of Scotland most deeply at Culloden, the site of the last major land battle fought on British soil. The last leader of this cause was Prince Charles Edward Stuart — fondly known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie." For a long time, Bonnie Prince Charlie confounded the English and their Protestant monarch. Slipping from valley to valley, hiding behind clever disguises and in sympathetic farmhouses, Charlie kept the Scottish dreams of his Jacobite followers alive. The Scottish clans gathered every possible warrior.
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Beat the Crowds: How to Avoid Long Lines in Europe

It’s more important than ever to be smart and strategic to avoid long lines. No matter where you travel, a few overarching strategies can help you avoid lines and minimize crowds. All of those sad, wretched people you see standing in long, long lines at major sights?
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Behind Her Eyes filming locations: where the Netflix thriller was filmed

A psychological thriller with more twists than Italy’s Stelvio Pass, Behind Her Eyes is Netflix’s latest lockdown-binge hit, with some incredible filming locations. When they move to London their paths cross with single mother Louise (Simona Brown) and secrets are made and uncovered. We see her walking along the seafront and then visiting a café, filmed at Cosiez on Upper St James's Street. Style & Culture Where was 'The Dig' filmed? Style & Culture Where is ‘Bridgerton’ filmed?
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Berlin, Memorials, and Memories of Hitler

Berlin is dotted with memorials and reminders of its troubled 20th-century history. For a man with such megalomaniac ambitions, it’s striking how little survives of the world Hitler created. Check out this article to catch glimpses of memories of Hitler.
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Belmond Copacabana Palace review: Rio de Janeiro's most elegant hotel

Pool at Belmond Copacabana PalaceAdvertisementWhat are the eco-credentialsThe hotel runs entirely on renewable energy, sources food and flowers from sustainable suppliers, and also supports a number of local charities with fundraisers. Bedroom view at Belmond Copacabana PalaceRead next The 23 best hotels in the Maldives Places To Stay The 23 best hotels in the MaldivesWhat sort of person comes here? Suite at Belmond Copacabana PalaceAnything else? Address: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Avenida Atlȃntica 1702, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBook your stayLike this? Now read:The best restaurants Rio de JaneiroThe best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro Eating & Drinking The best restaurants in Rio de JaneiroWhy you should visit the Amazon right nowAdvertisementWhy you should visit the Amazon right now Inspiration Why you should visit the Amazon right nowRio Carnival: the lowdown
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Beloved Canadian Outdoor Co-Op MEC Announces Sale to Private Equity Firm

Inventory had been piling up and sales weren’t close to relieving the burden, with online retail kneecapping the Canadian outdoor giant. Their board revealed this week it unanimously approved a sale to Los Angeles-based Kingswood Capital Management. ADVERTISEMENTThe acquisition will allow MEC to continue using the name and the brand, Richardson has explained. 5 million people have signed on as MEC members, and paid $5 for one share in the company. The past decade, however, saw blow after blow begin to hobble the financial foundation of the brand.
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Best Campervan Rental in New Zealand: Everything You Need to Know

Without a doubt, the renting a campervan in New Zealand is the best way to travel around this country (or “hire a campervan” as the Kiwis would say). Choosing the best campervan can be tricky. And truthfully the best campervan company for us may not be the best for you. So let’s start by going over the factors you should consider before you start looking at companies. [“Katie and Ben, I already know what I’m looking for and just want to see the best campervan rental companies…” Great!
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Best-selling writer Jung Chang on the pull of her hometown

Instead I watched its lockdown on YouTube: a concrete network of mammoth streets, eerily empty, with no sign of life. When I think of her in Chengdu, instead of picturing her in the nondescript block of flats where she lives, I see us going for walks along the alleys outside. I love those that are grown only on the Chengdu plane and have flavours I can’t taste anywhere else. The vendors also sell spring blossoms in straw-tied twigs, usually still with traces of the gentle rain in the night. These alley-ways have been immortalised in classic poetry and survived modern times, and they are what the real Chengdu is for me.
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Best Hikes in Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Parks is best known for the epic Going to the Sun Road drive through the park. The drive gives you amazing views and pullouts, but if you want to see the best views in the park, you need to hop onto the trails.
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Biden Can Rollback Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks—But He Should Go Further

President-elect Joseph R. Biden has indicated that he’ll quickly roll back the rollbacks as soon as he’s inaugurated. When Obama established the monument, it was 600,000 acres smaller than the proposal, and the tribal role was reduced to an advisory one. Trump slashed the monument by 85% and rammed through a shoddy management plan for what remained, further diminishing the tribal role. Biden should restore the monument, giving the tribal nations an equal role in determining new boundaries and creating a strong management plan. With Trump now taking a similar stance, Biden may be forced to drag two people out of office come January.
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Best Travel Camera: How to Choose in 2021

At a basic level, a DSLR is a camera body with a lens attached—just like a mirrorless camera. We’ve used all Canon lenses as an example. DSLR camera bodies range from entry-level camera bodies to professional level. The images are sharp and I love the perspective.”—Frances Beatty, Professional Wedding PhotographerIf you’re sporting a Nikon camera, consider the D lenses. Kelly Moore The Kate Canvas Camera Bag Kelly Moore makes camera purses and bags that don’t look like your average camera bag.
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Bethlehem: Place of Jesus’ Birth and Dinner with Friends

No longer just the little town of Christmas-carol fame, Bethlehem is a leading Palestinian city. While beloved among Christians as the place where Jesus was born, it’s now a predominantly Muslim town. Nativity Square [Manger Square] marks the center of Bethlehem. Along with Christians, Muslims are also drawn to this holy site. For the Muslims, Jesus is their second important prophet.
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Biden’s Pick for Secretary of State Has a Band, So We Reviewed His Music

President-elect Joe Biden has been teasing his cabinet picks lately like he's a mid-tier indie rock band beginning a press campaign for a new album. Jokes aside, Blinken has been a longtime presence at the State Department, beginning his career there under the Clinton Administration and serving as Deputy Secretary of State under Barack Obama. On Twitter, Tony Blinken linked to his songs, writing in 2018, "For those who like wonk rock check out and follow ABlinken on Spotify. This raised several questions: first, what's "wonk rock"? But as far as this definition of "wonk rock" goes, it's less derivative than Joe Scarborough's music and much better dressed than Mike Huckabee's band.
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Big hotel groups are becoming more eco-friendly – this is how

When it comes to making agile, reactive decisions on anything, the big-hitting hotel behemoths can be interminably slow. Six Senses, which got rid of more than five million plastic items in 2018 and 1.8 million water bottles through on-site filtration in 2019, is aiming to be totally plastic-free by 2022. It’s currently being piloted in 20 locations; during 2019, the InterContinental Dubai Festival City cut waste by 70 per cent. AdvertisementThe Hoxton, Southwark: First In Places To Stay The Hoxton, Southwark: First InOne of the longest-running ‘small tweak, big impact’ initiatives is Hilton’s commitment to send zero soap bars to landfill by the end of 2030. Our top 10 destinationsThe eco-friendly hotels leading the wayThe eco-friendly hotels leading the way Places To Stay The eco-friendly hotels leading the wayThe best eco hotels in the worldAdvertisementThe best eco hotels in the world Places To Stay The best eco hotels in the worldHow to reduce plastic waste when you travel
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Bizarre Monolith Discovered in Remote Utah, No Bones or Apes in Sight

Bizarre Monolith Discovered in Remote Utah, No Bones or Apes in SightSomething strange is going on in remote southern Utah. Last week, wildlife officials were out flying over the desert in a helicopter, counting bighorn sheep, when something out of this world appeared among the red rock. Shiny, clearly unnatural, straight and uniform, not things made in nature. There, standing straight from the ground, was a 10-foot monolith. “That’s been about the strangest thing that I’ve come across out there in all my years of flying.”
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Biggest Gravel Event Around, Dirty Kanza, Rebranded as ‘Unbound’

Biggest Gravel Event Around, Dirty Kanza, Rebranded as ‘Unbound’Dirty Kanza, The Dirty, DK, it went by a few names, but it was, or is, the biggest gravel racing event in the land. Founded in 2006, the race bounds over short, flowing hills in Kansas (yes, they exist) and attracts riders from around the world. The company that owns the race, Life Time, bought it last year. After Cummins was dismissed, a clamor arose among riders and activists that the name Dirty Kanza ought to be changed. Unbound Gravel is the new name.
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Black Diamond Is Recalling Controversial PIEPS DSP Avy Beacons

Black Diamond Is Recalling Controversial PIEPS DSP Avy BeaconsBack in October we covered a potential issue with the popular PIEPS DSP avalanche beacons, sold by Black Diamond in the USA and PIEPS in Europe, Asia, and South America. When skier Corey Lynam died in an avalanche in 2017 using a DSP beacon that failed to transmit a signal to rescuers, his wife Briana Howard initiated a campaign to bring awareness of the issue to Black Diamond with little traction. Pro skier Nick McNutt was buried in an avalanche last year and also experienced a failed PIEPS unit, though he was dug out by friends. Now, PIEPS in Europe, Asia, and South America has initiated a voluntary recall, with Black Diamond set to follow soon in North America for the PEIPS models they distribute. You can begin arrangements with PIEPS/Black Diamond at this website if you have a PEIPS DSP Sport, Pro, or Pro Ice model.
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Blaming the Atlanta Shooting on ‘Temptation’ Glosses Over Its Racism

The day after last week’s mass shooting in Atlanta, the first thing I did when I woke up was check my phone. But hearing a white American man use the words “sex addiction” and “temptation” to downplay horrific violence against marginalized Asian women struck a very specific nerve for me. The alleged perpetrator’s narrative purposefully draws on a longstanding history of Western men fetishizing, thus dehumanizing Asian women. Captain Baker directly facilitated this goal by framing the mass violence in Atlanta as a man being “at the end of his rope” looking to “eliminate” the exotic “temptation”. At this point, it’s both impossible and dishonest to ignore how Orientalist misogyny factors into the mass shooting in Atlanta.
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Black Friday in Tuscany

Fortunately, “Black Friday” in Tuscany is pure pleasure. Work crews setting up the town Christmas decorations, and the golden-stone lanes are sparking. Let's a take closer look into the Tuscany Black Friday.
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'Bot Battle' Shows What Happens When Two AI Programs Go On a Date

What happens when two AI programs go on a date? AI company Pandorabots, Inc. and Facebook AI have gone head-to-head in a “Bot Battle” for the ages. Streamed on Twitch, the two programs interacted with each other for three weeks straight. Pandorabot’s Kuki, a female embodied agent sporting a neon bob haircut, won in a landslide victory picking up 78 percent of the vote. Kunze said she wishes that people would instead focus on the technology and AI’s potential in avatar tech moving forward.
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Breac House, Donegal review: An Irish bungalow turned B&B

Breac House is set on a slope of the dramatic Horn Head peninsula and has far-reaching views of the wind-combed landscape, Dunfanaghy village, Sheephaven Bay and cloud-snagged Muckish mountain. Read next The county with some of the best beaches in Ireland Destinations The county with some of the best beaches in IrelandSleepThe trio of bedrooms is restrained, with white walls, wooden floors and private terraces. Views from Breac.House, IrelandRead next The best Airbnbs in the Lake District Places To Stay The best Airbnbs in the Lake DistrictWho comes here? Horn Head is also on the scenic, 1,553-mile Wild Atlantic Way. Address: Breac House, Horn Head, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal, F92YC56Price: Doubles from about £265 per night (two nights minimum)Book your stayRead next The best Airbnbs in Wales Places To Stay The best Airbnbs in WalesLike this?
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Black Bean Soup with Fried Tortilla Strips

Corn tortillas have always been a go-to for outdoor adventures. You can slather them up with peanut butter and jelly at lunch, and you can make a quesadilla at dinner. Here's one such recipe for you to make your boring lunches thrilling.
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Brenner Pass, Tolls, Castles, and Trade

The Brenner Pass has been the easiest way over the Alps since ancient Roman times. Today, the Brenner Pass is easier than ever to cross, as drivers arc gracefully along one of the engineering wonders of Europe. Empires from Roman times to World War II understood the strategic value of [the] Brenner Pass. From the looks of the sumptuous green room, medieval life for the nobility was pretty comfortable. Two castles like these, strategically straddling the valley, could control much of the trade passing between Germany and Italy.
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Bridal Veil Falls Trail

A great, quick paved trail for the whole family. Bridal Veil Falls is a 607-foot, double cataract waterfall. The last portion up to the falls is more difficult with wet and loose rocks. There used to be a tram located near the trailhead that took people up to a restaurant located on the cliffs above the falls. The trail may be slippery or muddy by the falls.
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Bridal Veil Falls Trail [CLOSED]

This trail is reported closed for rehabilitation: https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bridalveilfalltrail.htm A great, quick paved trail for the whole family. Bridal Veil Falls is a 607-foot, double cataract waterfall. The last portion up to the falls is more difficult with wet and loose rocks. There used to be a tram located near the trailhead that took people up to a restaurant located on the cliffs above the falls. The trail may be slippery or muddy by the falls.
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Brilliant: MSR Thru-Link Water Filter + Bladder = Easy Peasy Hydration

Brilliant: MSR Thru-Link Water Filter + Bladder = Easy Peasy HydrationSure, you can screw a Sawyer Mini onto a Platypus water bottle, or use a Lifestraw to drink right from a creek, but there’s something so easy and simple about a hydration bladder that a water filter that attaches to a bladder’s drink tube is about as good as it gets. And that’s MSR’s Thru-Link filter. It clips easily onto most hydration bladders, so there’s no need to cut tubes and futz with finicky adapters, like you’ll deal with if you try this with most inline filters. MSR designed this one specifically for hydration bladders and it works perfectly. I use the Patagonia Nine Trails hip pack when riding, and clip the Thru-Link onto the pack’s included bladder.
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Bring On the Emissions-Free Overlanders, Like The New Mercedes EQC 4x4 EV

Bring On the Emissions-Free Overlanders, Like The New Mercedes EQC 4×4 EVFor the 2021 model year, Mercedes has introduced the all-electric EQC, an SUV with all-wheel-drive and roughly a 200-mile range. It’s luxurious and expensive and very much a Mercedes. But what’s attracted our attention is the off-road version of the EQC, the 4×4². It’s basically the EQC, just with twice the ground clearance, off-road designed axles, computerized off-road driving modes, an electronic limited slip differential, and of course big meaty tires and suspension. It really does feel like we’re on the precipice of emissions-free off-road capable vehicles.
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Brussels: Food, Art, and the EU

Le Grand Place — Europe’s grandest square — is just a short walk from the train station. As a matter of pride, Brussels businessmen rebuilt their offices better than ever — all within about seven years. For higher art, I like Brussels two greatest art galleries: The side-by-side Ancient and Modern Art Museums. The attached Museum of Modern Art gives an easy-to-enjoy ramble through the art of the 19th and 20th centuries: from neoclassical to surrealism and beyond. And some of Brussels’ top art is edible.
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Bruges: Gourmet Chocolate, a Carillon, and Holy Blood

By the 14th century, Bruges’ population was 40,000, as large as London’s. Clerk: We have special ones like Cuban tobacco, or Saffron curry, or ginger. Rick: Cuban tobacco? Rick: Cuban tobacco leaves? 15th century Bruges was a thriving bastion of capitalism and this building served as a model for town halls elsewhere, including Brussels.
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Budapest, Established a Thousand Years Ago

Hungary, landlocked deep in central Europe and formerly part of the Warsaw Pact, is now part of the European Union. Start with those first Magyar settlers, mix in Germans, Slavs, Jews, Gypsies, spice with a dash of Turkish paprika…and simmer for a few centuries in its famous thermal baths. The last half of the 1800s was boom time for Budapest — its cafes were packed as was its opera house. Budapest is hot — literally. After 2000 years of experience and innovation, locals have honed the art of enjoying their thermal hot springs.
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California Gets New 300-Mile Trail Network in God’s Country

California Gets New 300-Mile Trail Network in God’s CountryCalifornia’s most majestic mountain scenes get most of the outdoor press: cathedral spires on the John Muir Trail; the granite walls of Yosemite; Mt. Lots of which will soon be mapped for dirt-worshipping cyclists, equestrians, moto riders, hikers, hunters, you name it, to explore with the new Lost Sierra Route. The route connects trail networks in the Sierra and Cascade ranges, and is intended for use by all mountain lovers, developed by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship. The idea is to provide a sort of curated trail network to link some of the West’s most beautiful places, but also to link communities and provide a little economic spark in isolated communities that can use it. If your knowledge of California is limited to the better known outdoor magnets, the lower Cascades, and the richly forested slopes of Gold Country will wow you with seemingly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.
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Bush Pilot Don Sheldon Was a Definitive Badass

In 1950, bush pilot Don Sheldon and his friend Frank Moennikes tried to take off from a lake in Alaska’s Talkeetna Mountains with Sheldon’s Aeronca Sedan floatplane packed full of moose meat. To avoid crashing into the wall, Sheldon spun the plane around, and the engine stalled. He learned to fly planes in Alaska and after Pearl Harbor was accepted into the military’s Civilian Pilot Training program. From the 1940s to the early 1970s, Sheldon was the man when it came to flying in the Alaska Range. In 1959, Sheldon received the U.S. Air Force’s Exceptional Service Award for his role in numerous rescues in the Alaska Range.
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Cairo's Upper-Class District, Dining with Egyptian Friends

Rick: So how do you say — in France, you would say, "bon appétit" —Heba: Bon appétit, yeah. This is moussaka; this the stuffed vine leaves…Rick: Stuffed vine leaves…Heba: OK, and this is okra with tomato sauce…Rick: Okra! Heba: …very delicious, and this is Egyptian beef with onion sauce, and this is of course, rice, and this is, then, rokak…Rick: Rokak. Rick: I was going to say, moussaka, stuffed grape leaves, and tzatziki — a Greek would say, "that's my food" — but it's Egyptian also? Heba: Yes — American ones.
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Calls Mount to Recall Popular Avalanche Beacon After Possible Malfunctions

She knew that Black Diamond would be required to keep it on file, and she said she said she tried to find some solace in that. Black Diamond says they worked with UPS for a month to locate it, but its whereabouts are still a mystery. They collected a handful of DSP Sport and DSP Pro beacons that demonstrated potential for switch malfunction and sent them in for testing. Calls for Pieps and Black Diamond to initiate a more aggressive response—the word recall is frequently used on social media—have only snowballed from there. Black Diamond and Pieps spokesperson John DiCuollo said their goal right now is to restore customer and retailer confidence.
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Camper Fined $53k For Starting Grand Canyon NP Fire With Burning Toilet Paper

Camper Fined $53k For Starting Grand Canyon NP Fire With Burning Toilet PaperInadvertent backcountry fires are just as dangerous, costly, and frustrating as intentional fires lit by arsonists. A camper in Grand Canyon National Park recently learned that the hard—and expensive—way. Wind kicked up the flames of the burning TP and immediately ignited the hillside, with a small blaze racing to gain fuel. The toilet paper burner entered a guilty plea this week, nearly one year after the blaze. How much of that is from burning TP is another question entirely.
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Can these farmers save the planet?

Spending time on a working farm is an enjoyable way to engage with nature and connect more with it for the sake of our wellbeing and that of the world at large. We take a look at the future of farming, innovative techniques and schemes, and how to learn more about it all.
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Can I Get My Boyfriend to Make Me Work Out?

Now you are going to calibrate what you try to with them, based on that, if you are compatible on this spectrum. Do you have a question about working out, eating, your health, or why you shouldn't be afraid of lifting heavy weights? Here are some at-home workout things you could egg each other on about doing. Same as above, I would just make the workout a little harder or less like things they’ve done before. Try a squat-thrust chicken fight, where you both crouch down and try to get the other person to fall over first by swatting at them.
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Can a Vaccine for Covid-19 Be Developed in Record Time?

And yet the oft-cited target for creating a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, is 12 months, 18 at the outside. Peggy Hamburg: So with Covid-19, we are moving at record speed, in terms of the history of vaccine development. But what is the track record so far of a real human vaccine for a real human disease using these genetic techniques? Several vaccines are also in clinical trials in China, including Sinovac’s inactivated-virus vaccine and another vaccine based on a human common-cold virus. For rapid deployment of a vaccine after clinical efficacy is shown, large-scale manufacturing of multiple vaccine candidates has to begin before there is demonstration of vaccine efficacy.
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Can You Get Covid-19 on an Airplane? Yeah, Probably

The airplane cabin turned into the classic indoor, crowded, low-ventilation space you really want to avoid if you don’t want to pick up a respiratory virus like the flu—or, more relevantly today, Covid-19. If everyone’s wearing a mask and the ventilation is blowing, it is indeed difficult to get Covid-19 when you fly. Most scientists and health care workers now agree that the virus that causes Covid-19 can travel through the air, borne aloft in teeny globs of snot. Masks can stop some of them, though probably not all—but hey, nobody really knows how many you have to inhale to get sick, either. In a plane where everything’s working up to spec, the whole cabin gets an air change every two to three minutes.
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Can You Go on Erasmus During the Pandemic?

I decided to do Erasmus in Greece, because I love the country and I speak the language – I am half-Greek. When I was planning it in the spring, Greece had prevented the spread of the virus pretty well. I have been trying to keep myself busy: doing my online lessons, exercising and going for walks in the park nearby. But if I hadn’t built online relationships with other Greek and Erasmus students, I would probably forget I’m even on an exchange programme. I was lucky to start this before the lockdown, but an entire semester of Erasmus in the world as it is right now would defy its fundamental goal, which is to discover another country and learn its culture.
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Canada Could Have COVID-19 Vaccine Before Christmas, Justin Trudeau Says

Canadians will start getting vaccines against the deadly novel coronavirus next week, pending Health Canada approval, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday. Photo by David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesCanada will get up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this month, pending Health Canada approval, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday. The encouraging new Pfizer vaccine timeline will allow provinces to provide vaccines sooner than expected, potentially before Christmas. Pfizer doses will continue to arrive throughout 2021, with Canada expecting between 20 and 76 million. Health Canada and Pfizer are currently working with provinces and territories to finalize preparations for the first 14 inoculation sites across Canada.
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Canoer Natalie Warren’s Goal For Her New Book is “Ruining Young Women”

But we were cruising by the time we got to the Red River and started going downstream. But paddling upstream [on the Minnesota River] presented a much larger challenge because the current was so strong and we were just barely inching along. But the Minnesota River and the Red River were some of the most impactful waterways I’ve ever paddled. This trip really changed me and I wanted to be able to pass it along. And then I was like, ‘Screw this.’ I’m going to lead canoe trips on the Minnesota River.
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Carcassonne, Cathars, and the Inquisition in Southern France

The fortress city of Carcassonne is a 13th century world of towers, turrets, and cobblestone alleys. This became a center of the Cathars — a heretical group of Christians who thrived around here from the 11th through the 13th centuries. As France was working to consolidate its central power, it clamped down on feisty regions like this… especially if they were sympathetic to heretical groups like the Cathars. When driven out of Carcassonne, many Cathars hid in the nearby castles of Lastours. Back in Paris, the king wanted to tighten his grip on southern France.
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Celeb-Endorsed Cha Cha Matcha Chain Under Fire for Allegations of Problematic Workplace Behavior

“Black Lives Matter is a people’s movement,” according to an NYC-based former manager who asked not to be named for fear of reprisal from Cha Cha Matcha’s owners. Sandelman and Morton, 27 and 28, debuted the first location of Cha Cha Matcha on Soho’s Broome Street in 2016. Cha Cha Matcha is not the first company to be accused of emphasizing applicants’ physical appearances during hiring processes. At Cha Cha Matcha, the company’s alleged obsession with image to the detriment of employee well-being went beyond staffing, though. Under the new program, participants in the loyalty program could still receive free drinks and food from Cha Cha Matcha stores, but limits were placed on the sizes of their orders.
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Christmas markets in London: the best to visit in 2020

It’s officially Christmas market season. As with all open markets, social distancing will be in place, with pre-booking required for closed-space events. PEXMASSpread over two weekends in Peckham’s creative Copeland Park, Pexmas (an amalgamation of ‘Peckham’ and ‘Xmas’) is set to open its doors mid December, with social distancing in place to keep crowds safe. During the week, the space will become Pexmas Emporium, hosting a handful of boutique shops selling stocking fillers – and a glass of mulled wine, to boot. Tickets are required, as visitors will be given timed slots to control the flow of traffic and ensure you’re given enough time to browse and buy.
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Chinese Hotels Let Guests Track If Bedsheets Have Been Changed

Chinese hotels have a way to track the cleaning history of bed linen. PHOTO: PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFPHave you ever wondered if the sheets in your hotel room were actually changed after the last guest left? A Chinese city is trying to put the question to bed using tracking devices. Reports about dirty hotel bed sheets have prompted online uproar in the past. In 2017, hotel reviewers in China secretly left fluorescence stamps on hotel items and found that several luxury hotels in Beijing failed to change bed sheets.
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Chewton Glen, Hampshire hotel review

There is something forever cozy, comforting and rooted about Chewton Glen, a British hotel that feels no pressure to be anything other than that. Check out this excellent review to plan your next stay!
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Church of San Miniato in Florence

While most of Florence’s attractions cluster together in the old center, a short bus ride takes us to a much-loved medieval church. Set on a hill overlooking the city, it makes it clear there’s more to Florence than Renaissance treasures. For a thousand years, the Church of San Miniato — still part of a functioning Benedictine monastery — has blessed the city that lies at the foot of its hill. The church predates the Renaissance by several centuries. And the eagle on top, with bags of wool in his talons, reminds all who approach the church who paid for it — the wool guild.
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Climber Jamling Tenzing Norgay on protecting The Himalayas

The son of the first person to summit Everest alongside Edmund Hillary, climber Jamling Tenzing Norgay now leads the effort to clean up the peaks with Swiss fashion house Bally. Jamling Tenzing NorgayWhat is your earliest memory of the mountains? ‘I was eight years old when I followed my father, Tenzing Norgay, on one of his many journeys into the Himalayas. We continue to work together in the Himalayas as part of the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation and my father’s namesake charity, the Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation, through which the label sponsors community-led clean-ups and educational programmes. I am dedicated to sharing my time and understanding about the Himalayan environment with those who live on the shoulders of these great summits.’Jamling Tenzing Norgay is a spokesperson for the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation.
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Claude Monet’s Garden at Giverny

Mid-way between Rouen and Paris about an hour’s drive away is Giverny. Claude Monet, the father of the Impressionist movement, spent his last 40 years here finding inspiration in these gardens. Check out this article to meet the Garden at Giverny.
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College Students Are Pissed They Wasted Money on a COVID Semester From Hell

As the fall winds down, undergraduate and graduate students told VICE the past few months were in no way as valuable as a traditional, in-person semester. A lack of interaction with professors and other students, distracting remote work environments, and Zoom fatigue all greatly diminished their ability to learn, making this whole semester feel like a several-thousand-dollar wash. Kara’s semester was a mix of Zoom classes and occasional in-person lectures and projects. He moved back to DePaul for the semester even though his classes are entirely online, and only set foot on campus twice. “When you have students looking at 25 other students, they pick up on stuff.
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Climbers Placed Bolts in Ancient Petroglyphs Near Moab

Climbers Placed Bolts in Ancient Petroglyphs Near MoabIt goes without saying, or should, anyway, that placing bolts next to petroglyphs is illegal. Recently, climber Darrin Reay was in the Moab area, climbing the Sunshine Slabs north of Arches. He encountered bolts placed right next to a beautiful panel of rock art, possibly from the Fremont Culture, which could make the art 2,000 years old. A Facebook user named Stewart Green is friends with Darrin Reay, and posted an accounting of Reay’s frustrating discovery. Bolts were placed beside and near petroglyphs, which is, of course, illegal.
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Colonial Statues Had a Pretty Bad Thanksgiving

A sign hangs from the statue of George Washington in Union Square, New York, during a rally in June in response to the killing of George Floyd. In Portland, a war memorial in the city’s Lone Fir Cemetery dedicated in 1903 to veterans of the Mexican-American War was vandalized and a statue torn down the night before Thanksgiving, according to KOIN. Class C felonies in Oregon carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and up to $125,000 in fines. A statue of former President George Washington in Minneapolis was toppled and splashed with red and yellow paint on Thursday, according to left-wing journalism and activist collective Unicorn Riot. In downtown Spokane, Washington, a statue of former President Abraham Lincoln was splashed with red paint.
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Confronting the ‘Failure’ of Miscarriage as a Trans Man

A column about being a pregnant trans dad, and all the prejudices, healthcare challenges, personal dilemmas, and joys that come with making a family in 2021. On New Year’s Eve, I drove for two hours for a blood test to check HCG levels. We took cold walks together and shared warming meals, helping time pass quicker until a second blood test. You need two for comparison and hopefully, a conclusive answer; HCG rising = still pregnant, HCG falling = miscarriage. On the morning of the second blood test, the bleeding was heavier.
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Comporta: Portugal's best secret beach spot

AdvertisementHerdade da Comporta in PortugalThe name Comporta, roughly translated, means a gate that holds back water, a lock. Regulars will tell you that the best way to experience Comporta is to rent a house. The Herdade da Comporta has rigorous planning restrictions on what can and can't be built within its jurisdiction. Then there's the Beach Villa (from £2,660 per week), all slatted wood and smooth stone, a curving deck and panoramic rooftop pool. At Praia da Comporta, Comporta Café and Restaurante Ilha do Arroz stand guard.
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Colorado Denied Its Citizens the Right-to-Repair After Riveting Testimony

A right-to-repair bill died in the Colorado state legislature on March 25, 2021. Right-to-repair is often spoken of in the context of broken phone screens, but it doesn’t just affect people’s personal devices. AdvertisementIt was a stunning statement given just how many people testified on behalf of the right-to-repair legislation and how few questions the committee asked them. Others said that a right-to-repair bill would increase the cost of phones for everyone. AdvertisementThe right-to-repair bill's defeat is a setback for Colorado, but it isn’t the end of the story.
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Conservationist Ginny Wood Wrapped Her Arms Wide ‘Round Alaska

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) wouldn’t be at the center of such continuous controversy had Ginny Wood not stepped up more than 50 years ago. Upping the Ante on Rosie the RiveterVirginia “Ginny” Wood (née Hill) was born in 1917, in Oregon. In order to ensure continued success and to establish some institutional guidance for fellow conservationists, Wood and her husband founded the Alaska Conservation Society (1960-1993). Ginny Wood guided hiking, rafting, and backcountry trips until she was 70 years old. Ginny Wood died in 2013 at the age of 95.
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Considering Gratitude

It’s about, well, like the title says, Gratitude. Mike was going to Iceland in February, so he’s a little more motivated to swing tools into some ice. I did an 11-day backpacking trip across the Sangre De Cristo mountains with my friend Jim Harris in September 2013. Another trip in a year of big things. He’s no doubt going to miss that big adventure in Patagonia and a season of backcountry skiing in the Wasatch.
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Cops Caught This Amputee With $400 of Medicinal Weed—So They Took His Car and His Cash

A process known as civil forfeiture allows law enforcement agencies nationwide to seize—and then keep—items they believe are somehow involved in a crime. Law enforcement agencies there get to keep 100% of the proceeds from the property they take. “There's been enormous abuse of civil forfeiture, in part because law enforcement directly profits from civil forfeiture and boosts their budgets,” said Louis Rulli, a University of Pennsylvania law professor. Thanks to those seizures, courts awarded Alabama law agencies $2.2 million across 827 cases, according to the groups’ report. According to court documents, Holt’s property is currently in possession of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, which made the arrest.
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Coronavirus ‘corridor trains’ running nonstop to avoid international infection

While Europe reopens its frontiers, some trains have been running without stopping through foreign territory because of fears about infection. As a result, the trains were required to run nonstop on a 14-hour journey through European Union territory. They have now temporarily stopped altogether because Belarus, which they also passed through, has blocked the trains from its international lines. Other “corridor trains” remain in active service across Europe. The Europe by Rail team also point out that the UK is the starting point for one of the oddest “corridor trains”.
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Córdoba’s Grand Mosque and Moorish Society in Spain

While Granada was the last Moorish capital, the capital through the glory days of Muslim rule was Córdoba. And, towering over the former mosque, a bell tower makes it clear: This huge edifice now houses a place of Christian worship. In the 10th century, when a minaret stood where the bell tower stands today, Córdoba was arguably Europe's greatest city. Muslim Córdoba had hundreds of mosques, but most of them were destroyed. Rick: So this was a minaret first, and now it's a bell tower for that church.
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Coronavirus travel advice: from insurance to airlines

Does travel insurance cover coronavirus cancellations? The key value of travel insurance is the medical cover it offers while you are travelling. What should I look for in a travel insurance policy now? Which travel insurance policy should I buy? Now read:UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridorsUK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridors Coronavirus travel advice UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridorsCovid tests for travel: everything you need to knowAdvertisementCovid tests for travel: everything you need to know Inspiration Covid tests for travel: everything you need to knowAre UK hotels open?
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COVID-19 Overview and Infection Prevention and Control Priorities in non-US Healthcare Settings

Purpose and Scope of this document This overview was created for healthcare workers in non-US healthcare settings and government officials working on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response. The rest of the document reviews COVID-19 IPC priorities, in non-US healthcare settings. For general ward rooms with natural ventilation, adequate ventilation for COVID-19 patients is considered to be 60 L/s per patient. COVID-19: PPEContact and droplet precaution PPE are recommended for healthcare workers before entering the room of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. Healthcare workers should be trained on the correct use of PPE, including how to put on and remove PPE.
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Covid-19 And Recreation: Too Much Poop, Too Many People

Both issues have served as a wake-up call to both land managers and environmentalists about the downsides of recreation. An outdoor industry eager to get its slice of an $800 billion pie helps fuel the rush to the West’s public lands. Farrell says that outdoor-product manufacturers push hard for increased access to public lands in part because more users boost their bottom lines. “Critical discussions about recreation are rare because these activities are layered with a thin veneer of innocence,” Farrell said. The problem is there aren’t many true wild places left to exploit.
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Could This Actually Be the Year Democrats Take Texas?

“Democrats are indeed increasingly competitive in a broader swath of Texas,” said Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University. Meanwhile, the high voter turnout has been a statewide phenomenon, including in many of the red districts that have long kept the state solid Republican. Jim Riddlesperger, a professor of political science at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth, has previously predicted that Texas would go blue in 2024, and he still thinks that’s right. The big question is, How many voters are left out there?”This wouldn’t be the first time Democrats got their hopes up about taking Texas only to end up sorely disappointed. And regardless of what happens this year, it’s good news for Democrats into the future.
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Covid tests for travel: everything you need to know

In Ireland, for example, failure to produce a negative test result taken within the previous 72 hours could lead to a fine or even imprisonment. (Even with a negative result, travellers to Ireland still have to self-isolate for 14 days.) Covid tests for travel are not available on the NHS and must be arranged privately. Ireland Getty ImagesRead next Coronavirus travel advice: from insurance to airlines Inspiration Coronavirus travel advice: from insurance to airlinesWhere else can I get a PCR test? UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest travel corridorsAdvertisementUK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridors Coronavirus travel advice UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridorsAre UK hotels and Airbnbs open?
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COVID Test Lines Sure Are Long This Week

The lines at COVID testing sites all across the country are extremely long right now. There’s now even an entire Twitter account dedicated to monitoring the daunting lines outside of the chain of CityMD urgent care locations. Even in cases where everyone at a Thanksgiving table has been recently tested, a test shows only a snapshot of a specific moment in time. A negative test on the Monday before Thanksgiving, in other words, doesn’t necessarily guarantee that a person can’t become contagious and/or symptomatic by Thursday. The lines forming from coast to coast suggest plenty of people are not making that choice, despite finger-wagging from elected officials.
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Croatia and Czech Republic Planning a Corona Corridor

Some have already taken note, such as Croatia and the Czech Republic. Croatia is looking to expand this plan to as many countries with health security as possible, and the Czech Republic would extend it to Slovakia. The Czech Republic has also had a good number of negotiations. In 2019, tourism revenues in Croatia reached 10.5 billion euros from international receipts and 1.5 billion from domestic tourism. In doing so, “all countries could be prepared to control all aspects of the tourism industry recovery, including the worst affected countries in Europe,” he said.
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Croatia’s Dubrovnik and War of Independence from Yugoslavia

Through clever diplomacy, Dubrovnik managed to maintain its independence until the 1800s. Through all those centuries, the Republic of Dubrovnik invested mightily to withstand any siege. While the walls worked fine against the Turks five centuries ago, they couldn’t protect the city from modern artillery. In 1991, after Croatia declared independence from Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav army shelled the city, damaging about two-thirds of its buildings. Rick: Pero, tell me about the war here in Dubrovnik.
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D-Day Landings in WWII Normandy

During the D-Day invasion, American troops and their allied partners courageously assaulted the German-occupied cliffs using grappling hooks and ladders. The small town of Arromanches was ground zero for the D-Day invasion. Officially named the Memorial for Peace, it puts the Battle of Normandy in a broader context. You start with a downward spiral stroll, tracing (almost psychoanalyzing) the path Europe followed from the end of World War I to the rise of fascism and into World War II. You’ll get a thorough look at how World War II was fought — from individual weapons to floating airports to the two-ton V-I — the unmanned predecessor of today’s smart bombs — to the D-Day landings.
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Dartmoor: Wild Ponies, Strange Geology, and Prehistoric Megaliths

Perched on the edge of the moor, the tiny town of Chagford is an easy home base for exploring Dartmoor. One of England’s most popular national parks, Dartmoor is one of the few truly wild places left in this densely populated country. England’s moors are vast medieval commons — rare places where all can pass, anyone can graze their livestock, and — in the case of Dartmoor — ponies run wild. The iconic ponies of Dartmoor run wild. Living in the harsh conditions of the moor, these ponies are a hearty breed, known for their stamina.
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Daily Dose of Europe: El Greco’s “Burial of Count Orgaz”

We’re standing before El Greco’s most beloved painting, which couples heaven and earth in a way only “The Greek” could. This 15-foot-tall masterpiece, painted at the height of El Greco’s powers, is the culmination of his unique style. El Greco considered this to be one of his greatest works. On the handkerchief in the boy’s pocket is El Greco’s signature, written in Greek. Looking directly out at the viewer is the painter, El Greco himself.
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Daunte Wright Update: Kim Potter Just Quit

Brooklyn Center Officer Kim Potter has resigned two days after fatally shooting Daunte Wright during a traffic stop on April 11, 2021. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon also resigned Tuesday. Sincerely, Officer Kim PotterOriginal story:She’s a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center police force and head of the local police union. In August 2019, Brooklyn Center police responded to a domestic violence call involving 21-year-old Kobe Dimock-Heisler, a Black man, who was described as being on the autism spectrum. In the course of the traffic stop, Brooklyn Center police say they realized he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.
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Dashcam Video Shows a State Trooper Ordering His Dog to Bite Man for Nearly 4 Minutes

Surbrook, a nine-year veteran with the state troopers, was charged Friday with felony assault for the November incident and arraigned in Lansing District Court, according to Michigan State Police. Advertisement“Care and concern for human life should always be at the forefront of any police officer’s actions,” Michigan State Trooper Director Col. Joe Gasper said in a public statement Friday. The dog allegedly kept the driver in its jaws as Surbrook and the other officer arrested the passenger of the car. The dog allegedly held the driver for nearly four minutes until backup arrived. A Michigan State Police supervisor flagged the video for violating policy on Dec. 4 during a routine review of police footage.
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David Fincher Is Making a TV Show About 'Cancel Culture'

David Fincher, the American director best known for dark psychological thrillers like Se7en, The Social Network and Fight Club, is turning his attention to a new monster haunting the American imagination: “cancel culture”. Cancel culture has been the subject of fierce debate over the last half decade. Is cancel culture a comedian finding it harder to book gigs after being accused of sexual harassment? However, it seems unlikely that David Fincher will be making a prestige drama about the Tumblr call-out scene. It’s a troubling idea.
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Delicious, Filling, and Easy: Spicy Red Lentil Dal

Red lentils are a versatile ingredient when it comes to savory camp meals. If you’re on a shorter trip and can carry fresh ingredients like leafy greens (perhaps a little kale or chard? ), those will work great in here as well, just shred and toss them in a few minutes before the lentils are finished cooking. When it comes to quantities, no matter how much you are cooking, you want about a 1:3 red lentil to water ratio. Depending on your preference on levels of spiciness, gauge how much or how little to use.
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Derek Chauvin Trial: Protesters Are Chaining Themselves to the Fence Outside Derek Chauvin’s Trial

MINNEAPOLIS — Emilie Valenti arrived outside the Hennepin County Courthouse before dawn in 20-degree weather and chained herself to a barbed-wire fence. The 55-year-old activist had just taken over the spot of another protester, who’d been chained to the fence in downtown Minneapolis throughout Tuesday night. They’re protesting day and night while the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin takes place a few hundred feet away. “It’s about families supporting families around police violence.”Image: Samir FerdowsiThese protesters have been taking shifts locking themselves to barbed-wire-topped fencing the National Guard placed outside the courthouse where Chauvin is on trial for killing George Floyd last May 25. While the trial is in session, protesters have occupied space outside the courthouse, playing music, chanting, and waving signs.
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Dick Cage Maker Says IoT Chastity Belt Is Safe After New Penetration Test

The vulnerabilities were found last year by the security firm Pen Test Partners, which specializes in finding bugs in Internet of Things devices. The distributor says it contracted with a third party to do an additional penetration test of the cock cage's app. "The security issue reported by Pen Test Partners was in the QIUI app, not the CELLMATE chastity device. To support this claim, Jansen referred to a third-party security assessment (called a penetration test) which they showed Pen Test Partners. Jansen declined to share the third party pen test.
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DIY ‘Needle-Free’ Lip Fillers Are Still Injections—And Still Dangerous

She said she spent time Googling the device and eventually decided to take the plunge and try the hyaluron pen for herself. According to the American Med Spa Association, some companies seem to have picked up on the cottage industry of administering these injectables, and offer hyaluron pen training courses for people looking to start their own hyaluron pen business—appealing, given the low price of the pen itself. She has since stopped using the hyaluron pen, but “[I] do credit it as an important stepping stone in my learning process,” she said. “I have seen several doctors, who I respect, express concerns regarding the hyaluron pen,” Snook said. That kind of distinction, though, would likely be lost on someone who came across the hyaluron pen in a 15-second clip and used that snippet to inform their choices.
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Do Chicken Sexers Still Exist and Why?

But as he begins his first growing season, he and his wife Monica (Yeri Han) spend their days at a local hatchery, working as chicken sexers. And it mirrors Chung’s own experiences: Like the Yi family, Chung grew up in Arkansas, where his father did chicken sexing for 19 years while also establishing a farm that grew Korean medicinal herbs. A chicken sexer, however, can tell the difference between “the nearly identical genitalia of male and female hatchlings and, in an instant, makes the call,” McWilliams explains. And with fewer young people interested in the job, Japan had just a “few hundred” chicken sexers in 2010, as opposed to over 1,000 chicken sexers in previous decades. In 2015, CNBC reported that in the U.K., chicken sexing had become a “$60K a year job nobody wants,” with only 100 to 150 chicken sexers in the entire country.
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Dodge Came So Close To Kickstarting American Off-Road Van Market in the ’90s

Dodge Came So Close To Kickstarting American Off-Road Van Market in the ’90sLegendary minivan designer creates fabulous off-road version of venerable family hauler, only to have the idea torpedoed by jealous Jeep dealers. That’s it, that’s the pitch. A frustrating story for the ages, if you like vans and off-road travel. But when Jeep dealers got wind, they feared people would rush to the vastly more practical Caravan and Jeep sales would plummet. They were probably right, but they deprived us of a brave new world of outdoor-ified production vans long long before #vanlife, or hashtags, or social media, were on anybody’s mind.
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D’oh! A Deer: Taking Two “Sound of Music” Tours Back-to-Back

The thing is, I only have to deal with the Von Trapp clan twice a year — and at that rate, they’re harmless and quaint. But if you’re a tour guide in Salzburg, you have no choice: The Sound of Music is your entire life. Our Rick Steves guidebook recommends two Salzburg-based Sound of Music tours: one with a big bus, and the other with a minibus. And it’s only one-third of the movie Von Trapp family house. But even so, people gobble up the stories of the youngest Von Trapp falling out the wrong side of the canoe and being rescued by Liesl.
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Dominion Voting Systems Is Suing Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 Billion

Dominion Voting Systems is suing Rudy Giuliani for $1.3 billion, claiming Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer carried out a “viral disinformation campaign” against the company by spreading lies on, Twitter, Fox News, and his podcast. Giuliani led Trump’s effort to get the November election result overturned, and increasingly embraced baseless conspiracy theories in order to do so. Central to his effort were numerous conspiracy theories about Dominion and its employees—rumors that first emerged from the QAnon fever swamp before being embraced by Trump and his team. In late December, Dominion sent Giuliani a letter warning that the company was keeping a record of all statements by the former New York City mayor. But Giuliani ignored the warning, and continued to disparage the company.
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Domestic Travel During COVID-19

Domestic Travel Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated PeoplePeople who are fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine can travel safely within the United States. If you are fully vaccinated, take the following steps to protect others if you travel:Have You Been Fully Vaccinated? Domestic Travel Recommendations for Unvaccinated PeopleIf you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, take the following steps to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:Before you travel: Get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before your trip. After you travel: Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Domestic Travel Recommendations Quick Referencealternative text for web accessible infographicTraveling Internationally?
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Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Travel can increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. If You Decide to TravelTravel may increase your chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. Check CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination before planning your trip. Check CDC’s COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination before planning your trip. Some travel activities, like the transportation you choose and where you stay, can increase your risk of getting COVID-19.
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Dying For Powder

For winter recreationists like me, powder skiing — which at its best feels like flying — is the ultimate dopamine high. Others pushed the envelope, and while most got away with it, 36 people went from the euphoria of a powder run to the terror of being caught in an avalanche. “We so well understand the rewards of powder skiing, but we as humans fail to grasp the consequences,” says Drew Hardesty, a forecaster for the Utah Avalanche Center. “The subconscious mind does not know death… and on a visceral plane, it remains this esoteric concept… But who among us has experienced the absolute joy and ecstasy of a powder run? No powder turn is worth the pain we would cause them by dying in an avalanche, and on a deep level we all know that.
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E.U. Formalizes Reopening, Barring Travelers From U.S.

BRUSSELS — The European Union will open its borders to visitors from 15 countries as of Wednesday, but not to travelers from the United States, Brazil or Russia, putting into effect a complex policy that has sought to balance health concerns with politics, diplomacy and the desperate need for tourism revenue. The list of nations that European Union countries have approved includes Australia, Canada and New Zealand, while travelers from China will be permitted if China reciprocates. The plan was drawn up based on health criteria, and European Union officials went to great lengths to appear apolitical in their choices, but the decision to leave the United States off the list — lumping travelers from there in with those from Brazil and Russia — was a high-profile rebuke of the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. Travelers’ country of residence, not their nationality, will be the determining factor for their ability to travel to countries in the European Union, officials said, and while the policy will not be legally binding, all 27 member nations will be under pressure to comply. If not, they risk having their European peers close borders within the bloc, which would set back efforts to restart the free travel-and-trade zone that is fundamental to the club’s economic survival.
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Down a Bumpy Road Toward the Light

We’re piecing it together for now, for the love of climbing and the freedom of the road, but it comes with sacrifices. Yet there’s a freshness about life on the road, one that I worry I’ll miss in more stable chapters of my future life. So for now, I’m on the road, returning to the Black Canyon with Whitney and her Subaru following behind. ?The stopper hanging from my rearview mirror bats against the glass and I head down the bumpy road, towards the light. Down a bumpy road, towards the light.
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Earth Day 2021: 60 everyday switches to make

If 22 April is a date to reflect on all we need to do for the survival of all, let’s celebrate this date every day. WWF’s My Footprint App helps you consider your personal carbon footprint: a great first step in measuring your impact. What the latest post-lockdown rules meanWe’re wising up to the traceability of all materials, and scrutinising supply chains is important, whether it’s food, travel or fashion. Reformation’s new Good Earth Cotton jeans use FibreTrace technology, which allows textiles to be tracked from source to shop. Read next Travel insurance with Covid cover: the right policies Inspiration Travel insurance with Covid cover: the right policiesLove Brand & CoMake a splash with swimwear that aims for a positive impact.
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E.U. unveils vaccine passport plan to enable summer travel

countries have already announced or are working on plans to welcome British travelers back within months. borders will remain closed to most Americans — even those who are vaccinated — until the bloc lifts its travel restrictions. President Biden also reimposed an entry ban on most European travelers in January, which could become another obstacle, as E.U. The German and French stalling has frustrated officials in many southern European countries. Greece, Cyprus and other nations recently announced plans to set up bilateral agreements unless an E.U.-wide solution can be found.
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Eco-Conscious Off-Roaders, the New Toyota RAV4 Prime Is for You

The brand new Toyota RAV4 Prime, a plug-in hybrid version of the already pretty solid RAV4. The RAV4 Prime, however, is capable of 42 miles on EV power alone, with 98 mpge when driving in hybrid mode. And for those who simply must have unnecessarily capable off-roaders, there are rumors that a TRD Pro RAV4 Prime is in development. Now, the RAV4 Prime isn’t cheap, of course, but it’s manageable. All of which knocks the roughly $40k hit to the wallet for the RAV4 Prime to a far more palatable $30k.
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Eco-Friendly Travel Gear Packing List

Imagine gazing at a beautiful valley while sipping coffee and reading a book. Sounds amazing right? Check out this eco-friendly travel gear packing list which can help get your next trip sorted.
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Eddie Bauer’s 1000 Fill Jacket Gives MH’s Ghost Whisperer Run For Its Money

Eddie Bauer’s 1000 Fill Jacket Gives MH’s Ghost Whisperer Run For Its MoneyDon’t sleep on Eddie Bauer. It might just be where I live and recreate, but I see much less Eddie Bauer on trails than I do REI, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, and other outdoor brands. I don’t know, but it might be that Eddie Bauer is associated more in some people’s minds with middle aged comfort than full-on adventure. Stuffed with 1000 fill, Responsible Down Standard (RDS) down, this jacket weighs only 10 ounces and can be packed down to the size of a big grapefruit. It’s cut a little broader, too, than the Ghost Whisperer, so it fits better over mid layers if you need more insulation.
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“Eddie Would Go” Is About So Much More Than Sending It

In lightning speed, Eddie Aikau’s big wave prowess and gutsiness were memorialized on bumper stickers and in the collective consciousness of anyone taunting their buddies to go a little harder, a little bigger. But “Eddie Would Go” was never intended for marketing and Eddie Aikau can’t be limited to one interpretation of those three words that captured the world’s attention. Four generations and 150 years later (give or take), a 22-year-old Eddie Aikau would carry on the family legacy by becoming the official caretaker of sorts for this legendary paradise. In 1984, Quicksilver honored Aikau with the creation of the Big Wave Invitational in Memory of Eddie Aikau. All Photos courtesy of the Eddie Aikau Foundation, by Steve Wilkings, The Honolulu Star Advertiser, the Aikau family, and David BettencourtFor more on Aikau’s life, pick up a copy of Eddie Would Go: The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero, by respected Hawaiian surf historian, Stuart Holmes Coleman.
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Ed Abbey, the Desert Rat, Would be 94 Today—We Raise a Glass

A high school friend had suggested Abbey one afternoon while we wrenched on his old ’72 Bronco, drinking Rainiers pilfered from his dad’s workshop fridge. I wouldn’t want to live like Abbey, often alone, way, way out there, pleasantly pickled on beer and salt pork. What would come, would come, and it would be beautiful, even if it was death. What would come, would come, and it would be beautiful, even if it was death. That’s not a metaphor for anything, Abbey isn’t the bear in this story, but my own backyard became infinitely stranger after I read Abbey.
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Editor's letter: Melinda Stevens on being excited for the future

Louis Aw SheridanYears ago in a car crash in which I so should have died, I had an out-of-body experience. AdvertisementThe reason I’m telling this story – because I’m pretty sure I’ve written about this story before – is that I imagined, having gone through this intensely unusual moment, I was saved for a reason. And yet, 30 years later, I’m not sure listening to Chopin in the bath at three o’clock in the afternoon is that reason. Read next Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to know Inspiration Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to knowHowever, I no longer care. For sure I’m scared.
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Edinburgh: The Castle, Royal Mile, and Scottish Pride

The Scottish National War Memorial commemorates Scottish soldiers lost in World War I and in British wars since. Within these same castle walls, the National War Museum thoughtfully covers four centuries of Scottish military history. Even when fighting — with rather than against — England, Scottish regiments promoted the romantic kilted warrior image. Old Edinburgh's main drag — nicknamed the Royal Mile — leads from the castle downhill through the old town to the palace. The Royal Mile ends at the gates of Holyrood Palace — for 500 years the official royal residence here in Edinburgh.
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Editor's letter: Melinda Stevens on getting back out there

AdvertisementFor a person who used to be on a plane or train every week (can that really be right? Certainly every other week), the fact that days now pass without me leaving the house is astonishing. But also that we mustn’t forget what’s happened hereIt is late at night. But also that we mustn’t forget what’s happened here. We mustn’t forget what we’ve seen.
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Egypt's Temple of Abu Simbel

The Temple of Abu Simbel, while originally built by Ramses II in about 1250 BC, was relocated here only about 50 years ago. Check out this article to know more.
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Elizabeth Olsen's favourite places in the world

That’s been our breathing space, to be able to leave LA, which sometimes feels a bit suffocating.’Sonoma Getty ImagesWhere in the world have you felt happiest? I did a really strange deep-dive into how an American could legally live in the UK and I saw that there’s a retirement visa once you reach 54. I feel as if British people work to live – they don’t live to work, unlike in LA and New York. Even given the current circumstances, it will be a nice trip.’AdvertisementBoboli Gardens in Florence Getty ImagesWhich is your favourite city? Now read:The Crown's Emma Corrin on her favourite places in the worldThe Crown's Emma Corrin on her favourite places in the world Inspiration The Crown's Emma Corrin on her favourite places in the worldSam Claflin on his favourite places in the worldAdvertisementSam Claflin on his favourite places in the world Style & Culture Sam Claflin on his favourite places in the worldOur expert travel insiders share their favourite places in the world
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Emiliano Hotel review: the top stay on Rio de Janeiro's most famous beach

The little sister of the Emiliano São Paulo, this stylish hotel has drawn a distinguished crowd after a design-led option. Plus, a sprinkling of business guests stopping off on their way to the other Emiliano but wishing they could stay longer. Views from Emilano Rio de JaneiroRead next The 23 best hotels in the Maldives Places To Stay The 23 best hotels in the MaldivesWhat’s the neighbourhood scene like? Address: Emiliano Rio, Avenida Atlȃntica 3804, Copacabana,22070-001 Rio de Janeiro, BrazilBook your stayLike this? The latest lockdown rulesThe best restaurants Rio de JaneiroThe best restaurants in Rio de Janeiro Eating & Drinking The best restaurants in Rio de JaneiroWhy you should visit the Amazon right nowAdvertisementWhy you should visit the Amazon right now Inspiration Why you should visit the Amazon right nowRio Carnival: the lowdown
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Escape Routes: Antarctica

The end of the earth, the world’s last great wilderness, a collection of superlatives – the coldest, driest, highest, windiest space on the planet – Antarctica is a destination like no other. Nothing prepares for this place.’ The continent has bewitched from the moment it was first sighted in 1820, attracting ‘explorers and madmen’ ever since. But it has taken on a new significance in recent years as the earth warms and the ice melts, and its ‘vulnerability and beauty will break your heart’. What it's like to visit Antarctica – earth's last great wilderness Inspiration What it's like to visit Antarctica – earth's last great wildernessLike this? Now listen to:AdvertisementCondé Nast Traveller podcast: Escape RoutesEscape Routes: the Condé Nast Traveller podcast Inspiration Escape Routes: the Condé Nast Traveller podcastEscape Routes with Condé Nast Traveller Podcast: Tulum, MexicoAdvertisementEscape Routes Podcast: Tulum, Mexico Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: Tulum, MexicoEscape Routes with Condé Nast Traveller Podcast: The Gili Islands
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Escape Routes Podcast: Borneo

Have you ever been to a place that feels like a trap? You walk in and you feel you're never getting out of it? No? Well, check out this article and take a trip with us to the escape route!
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Escape Routes Podcast: Koh Lanta, Thailand

The search for the perfect Thai isle, the one to match The Beach-fuelled fantasies, is a well-trodden path. Check out this article and settle into its groove and chart its laidback corners during this tale of blissed-out scenes.
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Escape Routes Podcast: Mallorca

Music by harpist, Olivia Jageurs: @15secondharpThis month, our podcast has been brought to you by The Thinking Traveller, a company that holds exclusive access to the Mediterranean’s best holiday villas. This offer can be redeemed in all of The Thinking Traveller destinations, not just Mallorca. Valid for new bookings only and cannot be applied retrospectively to bookings already made with The Thinking Traveller. Applies to 2021 stays only – stays must be taken before 31st December 2021. The Thinking Traveller reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without notice.
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Escape Routes Podcast: Malta

Like many island nations, Malta has been shaped by the ebb and flow of its neighbours’ intrusions: ‘invaders and settlers that left behind tidal flats of language, buildings and food,’ says Jordan. Grapes wine bar on the neighbouring island of Gozo Manuel Gomes da CostaTo book your next holiday to Malta, visit kuoni.co.uk/malta. AdvertisementMusic by harpist, Olivia Jageurs: @15secondharpThis podcast is sponsored by Visit Malta. Cast between Sicily and North Africa, Malta – including neighbouring islands Gozo and Comino – is famed for its average of 300 sunny days a year, making it a destination for every season. From top-notch diving to head-turning art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the archipelago is packed with discoveries.
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Escape Routes Podcast: Sri Lanka

Shaped like a teardrop peeling over the tip of India, this incredible Indian Ocean island has been fought over more than most. Turquoise Holidays can put together delicious Sri Lankan itineraries – find out more at: turquoiseholidays.co.uk. The leading tour operator – and Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 winner – is passionate about creating imaginative itineraries. Its specialists know destinations inside out, so whether you’re planning a sensational honeymoon or a please-everyone family gathering, Turquoise Holidays will craft your own unforgettable travel story. For more details, visit turquoiseholidays.co.uk or call +44 1494 678400.
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Escape Routes: the Condé Nast Traveller podcast

Escape Routes Podcast: Tulum, Mexico Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: Tulum, MexicoAdvertisementEditor-in-chief Melinda Stevens on the endless appeal of Tulum, Mexico’s slow-living beach town filled with yogis, hippies, the fashion set and foodies. Escape Routes Podcast: The Gili Islands Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: The Gili IslandsRead next The best travel deals for 2021 Inspiration The best travel deals for 2021Contributing editor Antonia Quirke on Indonesia’s Gili Islands and their empty shores that draw in a beachy crowd with their sun-soaked charm. Escape Routes Podcast: Sri Lanka Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: Sri LankaAdvertisementFeatures director Fiona Kerr on Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean island that is continually shifting and changing after decades of unrest, with the surfer south undergoing a contemporary update. Escape Routes Podcast: Lagos, Nigeria Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: Lagos, NigeriaAuthor Noo Saro-Wiwa on Nigeria, the country of her birth, where she spent four-and-a-half-months writing Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria. Read next The best Christmas lights in London 2020 Inspiration The best Christmas lights in London 2020Escape Routes Podcast: Comporta, Portugal Podcast Escape Routes Podcast: Comporta, PortugalAdvertisementUK editor Issy von Simson on Comporta, Portugal’s lovely, low-key beach town.
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Escape Routes Podcast: Ubud, Bali

Join the Zen seekers, digital nomads and self-improvement gurus in Bali’s green heart as an author and BBC Radio 4 presenter Quirke unravels its unwavering magnetic pull. Check out this article to know more.
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Escape Routes Podcast: Tulum, Mexico

The boho town’s star appeal changes with its traveller tides – the fashion crowd, foodies, yogis – but its slow-moving beauty always remains a little stellar. From the beach (‘a great beach by any standard. Turquoise Holidays knows all the out-of-this-world hits along the Riviera Maya, including Tulum – find out more at turquoiseholidays.co.uk. Its specialists know destinations inside out, so whether you’re planning a sensational honeymoon or a please-everyone family gathering, Turquoise Holidays will craft your own unforgettable travel story. For more details, visit turquoiseholidays.co.uk or call +44 1494 678400.
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Escape Zoom Meetings by Faking Technical Issues and Crying With This App

Zoom Escaper is a new program for those who need a break from the grinding crush of virtual interaction. Zoom Escaper is a soundboard that runs in a Chrome window. "Echo" and "bad connection" make it sound like you're experiencing Zoom technical issues we are all familiar with by now. Lavigne told Motherboard in an email that Zoom Escaper is a continuation in a series of projects about digital slowdown and self-sabotage. Lavigine said that Zoom Escaper took him a week to build in his spare time.
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Europe’s Festivals: April Fair in Sevilla

As if to continue this celebration of the return of spring, some places let loose in vibrant secular festivals. One of the most exuberant and colorful is in Spain: Sevilla’s gigantic Spring [April] Fair. Throughout southern Spain, a region so expert at fiestas and romance, cities like Sevilla greet each spring with a festival for all ages. For seven days each April it seems much of Sevilla is packed into its vast fairgrounds. Each striped tent is the party zone of a particular family, club, or association.
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Europe’s 10 Best Markets

What traveler doesn’t love a great European market? There are few better windows into local life than rubbing shoulders with shoppers, browsing stands piled high with colorful produce, nibbling on street munchies. Check out this list of Europe’s 10 Best Markets.
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Europe’s Festivals: Munich’s Oktoberfest

Of Europe’s many great festivals, one of the wildest is Oktoberfest here in Munich. Oktoberfest lasts for two weeks, from late September into October. Filling a huge fairground, under a dramatic statue representing Bavaria, locals set up about 16 huge tents that can each seat several thousand beer drinkers. The queen of the parade is the Münchner Kindl, a young woman wearing a monk’s robe riding the lead horse with her beer stein raised. After trotting through much of Munich, the parade finally enters the fair grounds.
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Everyone Loves the McElroys, So Why Is Everyone Mad at the McElroys?

The Adventure Zone is, at this point, much more than a family D&D game. For the McElroy family, hanging out with their brothers is now a part of their full time job. For some in the fandom, the current season of The Adventure Zone is a disaster. Some of these fans feel that the current Dungeon Master, middle brother Travis McElroy, has made the show unlistenable. The rapport that the McElroy family has with each other is a huge part of the appeal for listeners.
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Europe’s Patchwork Reopening

Spain, one of the hardest-hit countries in Europe, is waiting until July to lift most of its travel restrictions. That list hasn’t been finalized, Mr. Muñiz said in an interview, but it will probably include most European nations, and could be expanded to a select group of countries from outside the region. (The country’s land borders with neighboring France and Portugal are due to reopen on June 22.) He added that Spain has asked the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for specific guidance on how the country should draw up its list. “When you talk to epidemiologists, what they tell you is that if you have these two containers with equivalent amount of Covid risk, it’s almost irrelevant if there are transfers of movement of people from one place to the other,” said Mr. Muñiz.
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Everything you need to know about buying travel insurance with Covid cover

Travel insurance is important at any time, but during the coronavirus pandemic it's more of a necessity than ever. Getty ImagesRead next Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to know Inspiration Vaccine passports for travel: everything you need to know4. Does travel insurance cover coronavirus cancellations? The key value of travel insurance is the medical cover it offers while you are travelling. What should I look for in a travel insurance policy now?
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Evictions Have Led to 10,000 Additional COVID Deaths

More than 433,000 additional COVID-19 cases and over 10,000 deaths came after state-level eviction bans expired over the summer, according to new research out Monday. Forty-three states and the District of Columbia instituted temporary eviction bans in response to the widespread joblessness caused by the pandemic in the spring. And the researchers warn there will be another related rise in COVID cases after federal eviction protections expire on New Year’s Eve, putting non-paying tenants once again at risk of removal. “Effects grew over time, perhaps due to mounting displacement, crowding, and/or homelessness as evictions proceeded,” the study’s authors wrote. The researchers note that the severity of associated COVID-19 cases may have also arisen from “structural racism and poverty,” since evictions are more common among Black and Latino households—the same communities that are at a disproportionate risk for virus deaths.
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Field Guide to Smells

As Harold McGee shows in Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells, olfaction is a fascinating landscape that adds much to our sensory experience of the world, if only we would breathe a bit deeper. To answer that question, McGee discovered he had to immerse himself in the volatile world of scent. His account begins with “simple” smells — meaning the sulfurs and ammonia that suffused the Earth during its early formative period. What’s most important, McGee argues, is that readers listen to and interrogate the smells they encounter in the kitchen, the forest, or the city. It pays off as the world expands.”Sara Harrison is a freelance journalist who writes about science, health, and technology.
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Experience Tuscany: Lick Artisanal Gelato

Why choose Licks? Ice creams should not just taste good. It should benefit the body with nutrients as well. Check out this article to know the perfectlious spots to grab your next Lick Artisanal Gelato.
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Exhibiting less crowding and more rules

Museums that have opened in Vienna include the Albertina, the Leopold Museum and the KHM Museum of Fine Arts. In Brussels, a number of museums also opened in mid-May, according to Patrick Bontinck, CEO of Visit Brussels. Visitors must wear masks and observe social distancing, and to reinforce the standards, the museum website offers cartoons explaining the new rules. In Denmark, museums reopened June 8 with similar measures, and Norway's Munch Museum will reopen in Oslo on June 15, with limited capacity. Meanwhile, some smaller French museums and cultural venues already reopened, including the Giacometti Institute, which reopened May 15, with online advance ticket purchase required.
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Fascism in Spain, Franco’s Dictatorship, and Picasso’s "Guernica"

Germany was booming, and building up its massive military — blatantly breaking the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. Representing this reactionary faction, a military strongman, General Francisco Franco, invaded Spain from Spanish Morocco. Like Mussolini and Hitler, Franco vowed a return to order and to restore Spanish power and national pride. It was here that the world first witnessed the terrible power of the fascist state — a prelude to World War II. Picasso's painting put a human face on the horror of war, and threw a stark light on the brutality of Franco and Hitler.
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Finally: Fed Tax Credit for E-Bikes Proposed

Tax credits for buying electric and hybrid vehicles have been around for years now, are a proven motivator to encourage drivers to purchase cleaner cars, and have saved many millions of tons of carbon dioxide from belching into the atmosphere. Finally, a meaningful attempt at such legislation is here.
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First in at North Lodge, Berkshire, Coworth Park's fairytale cottage

For a few special days of cottagecore life amid the meadows, woods and parkland of the Coworth Park estate, up a little garden path of your own. Book your stayAdvertisementExterior of North LodgeSet the sceneHooves clop by, gardeners tend to trees, geese honk overhead. A little musical footnote: Coworth Park was Led Zeppelin’s HQ for a while, storing their gold discs. Read next The Readers' Choice Awards 2020: our readers' favourite UK hotels Places To Stay The Readers' Choice Awards 2020: our readers' favourite UK hotelsAnything left to mention? Hotel address: Coworth Park, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SEPhone number: +44 1344 876600Price: From £3,500 per night (five-night minimum stay).
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Firefall Returns to Yosemite This Week But You’ll Need a Reservation

Firefall Returns to Yosemite This Week But You’ll Need a ReservationFirefall, that ephemeral magic that happens in February, when Yosemite’s Horsetail Falls catches the afternoon sun just so and ignites into a brilliant fuming sweep of reds, pinks, and oranges, a lick of flames shooting down bare granite, looks likely to begin this year on February 12. If you haven’t seen it in person, it may seem like a quant regionalism. It’s a phenomenal experience to see a waterfall turn from white to blazing orange just as the sun begins to set out west of the mouth of Yosemite valley. You will, however, need a permit to enter the park if you’re interested in checking it out. They went on sale yesterday, so if you haven’t bought one yet, and intend to check out the show, head here, right away.
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First in at The Mayfair Townhouse: 2020’s most-talked-about London opening

AdvertisementBedroom at Mayfair Townhouse Adam LynkWhat’s the story? AdvertisementBar at Mayfair Townhouse Adam LynkHow about the food and drink? AdvertisementRestaurant at Mayfair Townhouse Adam LynkWhat sort of person comes here? Address: The Mayfair Townhouse, 27-41 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7BGTelephone: +44 20 8138 3400Book now:Book your stayLike this? Now read:Read next 15 of the best holiday cottages in Cornwall Places To Stay 15 of the best holiday cottages in CornwallThe best London staycationsThe best London staycations right now Inspiration The best London staycations right nowThe 30 best hotels in LondonAdvertisementThe 30 best hotels in London Places To Stay The 30 best hotels in London]The best walks in London right now
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Finding Adventure Through a Child’s Eyes

To write a kids book, you have to in some way become a kid yourself—or at least connect to and channel your own kid-like qualities. Check out this article to know a book got made through a child's eye.
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Florence’s Monastery of San Marco, Starring Fra Angelico and Savonarola

The Monastery of San Marco, with its peaceful cloister is now a museum — welcoming the public to enjoy the greatest collection of frescoes and paintings by Fra Angelico. Working in the mid-1400s, Fra Angelico — equal parts monk and painter — fused medieval spirituality with early Renaissance techniques. In this painting, he creates a realistic scene set in what many consider the first great Renaissance landscape. The monks lived above the cloister and greeting them at the top of the stairs was Fra Angelico's sublime Annunciation. Finally, when Florence decided it preferred the Renaissance to a Church-sponsored return to the Dark Ages, Savonarola himself was burned.
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Foodie Tuscany

It should come as no surprise that Thanksgiving week in Tuscany was all about the food. There were truffle hunts. There were wine tastings. There were three different cooking classes. Here’s a foretaste of the bountiful food experiences enjoyed in Tuscany.
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France’s Amboise, Home to François I and Leonardo da Vinci

Straddling the Loire River, Amboise is an inviting town with a pleasing old quarter below its hilltop château. It just made sense: The ultimate French Renaissance king invited the ultimate Renaissance Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci, to join his court. In 1516, Leonardo da Vinci left Rome, accepted the position of engineer, architect, and painter to France’s Renaissance king, and moved in. Enjoying the patronage of the French king, Leonardo pursued his passions to the very end. Five hundred years ago, when Leonardo was looking for work, the résumé he sent to kings touted his engineering skills.
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France’s Châteaux of Cheverny and Villandry

For my favorite gardens in the Loire, it’s gotta be Villandry. Finished in 1536, Villandry was the last great Renaissance château built on the Loire. The earliest Loire gardens were practical, grown in the Middle Ages by abbey monks who needed vegetables and medicinal herbs. Today’s beautiful gardens at Villandry — a careful reconstruction of what the 1530s original might have been — are the result of generations of passionate dedication. The châteaux of the Loire Valley have been shaped by the ups and downs of French history.
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France’s Mont St-Michel and its Romanesque Abbey

For over a thousand years, the silhouette of this island-abbey has sent pilgrim’s weary spirits soaring. Today it does the same for tourists. Check out this article to know what France’s Mont St-Michel and its Romanesque Abbey hold for you.
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France’s Loire Valley and Its Royal Châteaux

Because of its strategic location, the fertility of its land, and its long and involved history, the Loire Valley is home to a dizzying variety of castles and palaces. But when a “valley address” became a must-have for France’s royalty in the 16th century, the old medieval towers were replaced by luxurious châteaux. Exploring the vast domain by rental bike, you can imagine royal hunting parties chasing their prey. The royal connection with the Loire Valley goes back to the Hundred Years’ War — that was about 1350 to 1450. Still, the French kings continued to live in the Loire region for the next two centuries, having grown comfortable with the château culture of the region.
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France’s Palace of Versailles and Louis XIV

Versailles is the palace other palaces were modeled after, the one many tried to outdo — but none succeeded. This ultimate royal palace is all about this man: the ultimate divine monarch, Louis XIV. The Palace of Versailles was the residence of the king and the seat of France’s government for a hundred years. Throughout Europe, when you said, “the king,” you were referring to the French king — Louis XIV. Versailles celebrated Man, rather than God, by elevating Louis XIV to almost godlike status.
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Free Things to Do in New Orleans

If you’re headed to the Crescent City and are looking for some fun to get into that won’t cost you a penny, check out our list of 25 free things to do in New Orleans. You can have a really great experience without it breaking the bank.
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From Las Vegas: Grand Canyon National Park & Helicopter Tour

Depart from Las Vegas and set off for the widest and deepest part of the Grand Canyon - the South Rim. After this, arrive at the Grand Canyon Airport in the National Park where you will be checked in for your 45-minute helicopter tour. Enjoy a thrilling scenic flight as you observe the canyons, fault lines, and towering rock formations that are otherwise missed by many of the visitors to the South Rim. Take an 80-mile loop circuit that crosses the Colorado River in 2 locations and flies along the North Rim of Grand Canyon before returning to Grand Canyon Airport. At the end of your experience, after approximately 3.5-hours in Grand Canyon National Park, return to Las Vegas.
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Gear Brands Making Reusable Face Masks

Protective Face Masks You Can Check OutAt the start of the year, you probably never thought about buying a face mask. This sudden demand has meant a lot of companies have turned their efforts towards making reusable face masks, and we’re not just talking fashion retailers either. So we’ve put together this list (in no particular order) of brands making reusable face masks that you can check out. Hyperlite Mountain GearCheck out the Hyperlite Mountain Gear Face Mask. Stay Healthy & SafeSo there you have it—several gear brands currently making reusable, protective face masks.
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Georgia's GOP Secretary of State Unloads on Trump's Election Lies

Georgia’s Republican secretary of state has had enough of President Trump’s lies about voting integrity. #America,” Raffensperger wrote along with a post linking to a BuzzFeed story headlined “The President Tweeted Something Bad Again” that debunked Trump’s lies. Raffensperger has been the target of Trump and his allies ever since Georgia’s slow vote count eventually found Joe Biden with a lead of nearly 14,000 votes in the state. And Trump himself accused Raffensperger of entering a consent decree with Democrats that allowed them to cheat. Raffensperger partially caved to GOP pressure last week and ordered a full hand recount of all of the state’s ballots, a move that Collins and other Trump allies had been demanding.
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Funky, Camouflage Oasis in Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho

You want a relatively protected space, easy access to fun, a killer view for the sunset, and a submarine-free zone. As the fifth-deepest lake in the U.S., Lake Pend Oreille has a glassy surface, consummate mountain views, and occasional submarine traffic, courtesy of the U.S. Navy. In a meta experiment for any architect, the very layout of the floor plan was intended to camouflage the house from looking like…well…a house. ft., 10-sided area in the overall shape of triangle, the floor plan was borne. The result is an open floor plan with natural segmentation and privacy.
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Getting into the stride: Walking in Kenya's Loita Hills

Almost 50 years ago, in The Tree Where Man Was Born, Peter Matthiessen wrote of the Loita Hills as ‘roadless and little known... that epic Africa of hope and innocence’. In the Loita Hills the impression is one of congestion and enclosure. Yet the same forces affect the virtually unknown Loita Hills. Dry riverbed Julien CapmeilThe black rhinoceros, once abundant across southern Kenya, is no longer found in the Loita Hills. Yet glance away from a walking Maasai for a minute and he will have disappeared over the horizon.
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Germany’s Medieval Walled Town of Rothenburg

The Catholic army took the Protestant town of Rothenburg, and, as was customary, they planned to execute the town leaders and pillage and plunder the place. And when peace finally came, Rothenburg was never again a major player. They came here to paint and write about the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. But some of the townfolk needed a more physical form of guidance, as displayed in Rothenburg’s Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum. Glorious woodcarvings and cruel and unusual punishments shine a light on medieval life, but my favorite trip into medieval Rothenburg is with the Night Watchman.
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Getting Out to Get Out of a Stale Life

Until this point I had spent my life trying to fit into the mold of society; the more I struggled to fit, the more I felt it squeezing the life out of me, and the more uncomfortable and restless I became. I wasn’t really living; I was just watching from the sidelines as my life passed by. Trail life is simple. You walk and walk until you feel like your legs might fall off but somehow they just get stronger. An adventurous life is a fine balance between being discontent enough to keep tearing yourself down and content enough to appreciate what we already have.
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Glamping near London: 5 of the best sites

Gravel Pit FarmKENTIt’s a 15-minute walk or five-minute drive from the local train station of Marden to this spot, making this one of the best-connected sites for a post-pandemic escape from London. The neighbouring field – flowering yellow in May or pale with wheat in summer – lures you out onto footpaths to explore. Outside, there’s a copper bathtub on the deck where it’s possible to bathe in the last of the evening light as it streaks through the oak canopy. It’s a five-minute drive through High Weald countryside to the local train station at Wadhurst, about an hour from London Charing Cross. Now read:The best glamping in the UK: the sites to bookThe best glamping in the UK: the sites to book Camping The best glamping in the UK: the sites to bookThe best places to go camping in the UK this summerThe best places to go camping in the UK this summer Destinations The best places to go camping in the UK this summerThe best camping gear for 2021
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Giant Rats Are Sniffing Out Landmines and Tuberculosis

He’s made headlines for receiving the animal world’s highest medal of honor for his life-saving work detecting unexploded landmines across Cambodia. According to the organization, these rats can detect tuberculosis faster and more accurately than standard detection in developing countries. One rat can sniff 100 tuberculosis samples in less than 20 minutes, while a lab technician might take at least 4 days. Turns out the hero rats’ powerful noses can be used on just about anything that has an odor profile. So they’re currently in training to detect illegally trafficked wildlife, specifically pangolins, by sniffing outside of shipping containers.
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Globe Trotting As A Couple

What's it like to globetrotting as a couple? How do plan for spontaneous trips? Check out this article to know how a couple fell in love with each other through travel.
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Glasgow: Gritty Industry and Feisty Scottish Culture

Local: A person from Glasgow has more fun at a funeral than a person from Edinburgh does at a wedding. Local: They're honest, they're friendly, and they'll go out of their way to do anything for you at all. Don't know if that's red wine…Rick: This is a very Scottish thing, to walk around with your golf clubs. I don't actually play golf, I just walk around with these. For more Scottish art, we're heading inside and visiting Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
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‘Gone Viking’ Follows Epic Journeys of the Misunderstood, Well, Vikings

Viking was a verb, not one that described violence or strength, but simply going on a voyage to unknown places. To “go viking” then is to strike out on a kind of epic adventure, unsure of what you’ll find. In this case, it’s the root of Gone Viking a fun travel saga by Bill Arnott, who does, indeed trace the footsteps and the boat wakes of the legendary travelers we now call vikings. That night aboard the cutter our weather, according to the poem, was the type to keep Vikings away. In the black of night we watched phytoplankton – dinner for the sharks – twinkling like waterborne stars mirroring night sky.
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Going Over the Falls of Fear

A river of news, you might say, threatening to knock you out of your boat, pin you to rock, hold you under. It’s scary out there. But life doesn’t stop. Check out this thrilling story to get your adventure blood boiled.
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Google Earth ‘Found’ the World’s Best Wave—But Geology May Soon Destroy It

When Google Earth first debuted to the public in 2005, it was likely your first experience with robust, navigable satellite imagery of the planet’s surface. The software Google Earth is based on, or was then, however, was not new. Google acquired Keyhole in 2005, and just a few years later, Google Earth was already a cog in our pop culture machine, with millions of users virtually traveling the planet. In 2006, they kicked off the Google Earth Challenge. He’d spent dozens of hours poking around on Google Earth before he spotted this potential wave.
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GOP Senator Compares Gun Violence to Drunk Driving the Day After a Mass Shooting

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, amid the coronavirus pandemic. “We have a lot of drunk drivers in America that kill a lot of people,” Kennedy said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control on Tuesday. Both shootings came up during Tuesday’s hearing, but the focus of the hearing was on gun control measures, like universal background checks and concealed carry laws. AdvertisementIn an angry response to remarks denouncing gun violence from Democrats on the committee, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas condemned any thought of bolstering gun control measures. He closed his remarks by also moving the conversation away from the topic of gun violence and instead talked about his devout religious practices.
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GORUCK GR2 Buyer’s Guide

The GORUCK GR2 is a serious backpack with a price to match and given these bags last forever, deciding on one can be a big decision. Here’s what’s so special about the GR2 and how to tell if it’s the right backpack for you.
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Gourmet, Easy, and Crazy Good Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella

This Mediterranean themed baked chicken dish uses chopped prunes and olives to produce a sweet and savory combination that’s absolutely irresistible. So after a bit of tinkering, we came up with a way to make it in a Dutch oven. But that type of dry heat isn’t really possible in a Dutch oven, so instead, you’re going to brown the skin with a little oil. The result is a crispy-skinned chicken dish with a super-flavorful sauce that takes less than 45 minutes to cook. Dutch Oven Chicken Marbella is perfect for cooking over the campfire.
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GPU and Machine Learning Identify Spots on DNA That Are Likely to Mutate

One of the hardest parts of genetic research is reading DNA. In 2013, scientists invented Assay for Transposase-Accessible Chromatin using sequencing (ATAC-Seq), a method of rooting around in chromatin to see what’s going on. Enter AtacWorks, a machine learning program that augments ATAC-Seq and makes the data much easier to read. To train AtacWork, scientists fed it a raw chromatin dataset and the same dataset after it had been cleaned up using ATAC-Seq. Fundamentally, what is happening here is that AI—powered by GPUs typically used for gaming (and increasingly, of course, research)—is making key genetic research both much easier and much faster.
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Grotto Curved Cabin, Ontario, Canada

s it a lie? A clever ruse? Who cares! Slap some water on those hot stones and let the sauna-ing begin. The Grotto Sauna is the best kind of manipulation. Check out this article to know more.
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Greek Isle of Hydra: Easy Getaway from Athens

We're riding a Flying Dolphin — one of the fleet of speedy hydrofoils that zip from Athens to the islands, and from island to island. After a 90-minute ride, Athens is a world away, and we pull into the isle of Hydra. Its main town, also called Hydra, is home to about 90 percent of the island's 3,000 residents. Hydra was a Greek naval power famous for its shipbuilders. I hope you enjoyed our look at Athens, the oracle of Delphi, and the romantic isle of Hydra.
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Granada: Alhambra, Islamic Moors, and Reconquista

The story of Granada is all about the Islamic Moors. Granada's dominant sight is the Alhambra, the last and greatest Moorish palace. After the re-conquest, Charles built this Renaissance palace incongruously right in the middle of the Alhambra grounds. In fact, reliefs show the eventual forced conversion of Granada's Moors shortly after the Reconquista. For a time near the end of its Moorish period, Granada was the grandest city in all of Spain.
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Haarlem, Frans Hals, and a Grand Pipe Organ

Just down the street, Haarlem’s top museum features the work of its most famous son: the great portrait artist Frans Hals. Here, in a room full of his masterpieces, we get a good taste of Protestant Dutch art. Dutch society was a merchant society, and now artists worked for a new kind of customer…Merchants. Haarlem’s Grote Kerk, or “great church,” towers over the market square as if to bless all the business that takes place below. Haarlem’s towering organ has been giving worship here an inspirational soundtrack since 1738.
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Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say

Sodium hydroxide is also known as lye and can be deadly if ingested in large amounts. Advertisement"The hacker changed the sodium hydroxide from about one hundred parts per million, to 11,100 parts per million," Gualtieri said, adding that these were "dangerous" levels. In smaller quantities, sodium hydroxide can cause severe skin burns and eye damage. That instance of remote access was brief, but then it happened again at 1:30 p.m., and the hacker changed the sodium hydroxide levels, Gualtieri said. AdvertisementJessica Mackesy from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office told Motherboard in an email that the remote access software used was TeamViewer.
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Güzelyurt, Rural Turkey, and Visiting with an Imam

Imam: [speaks Turkish]Lale: [translates] It is our faith to believe in all prophets. Imam: [speaks Turkish]Lale: [translating] There is no difference to us between Muhammad, Moses, Abraham, or Jesus. Imam: [speaks Turkish]Lale: [translates] The only difference is we recognize Muhammad as the last prophet. Imam: [speaks Turkish]Lale: [translates] He requests that people do not believe the distorted view of Islam but try to understand and learn what really it is. Imam: [speaks Turkish]Lale: [translates] He requests people not to say Islam equals the terrorism, because it is not.
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Half the Great Barrier Reef’s Coral has Died in the Past 25 Years

The Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, has lost more than half of its coral in the past 25 years. That’s according to a new report from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, published this week, which found that mass bleaching events are irreversibly devastating small, medium and large coral populations along the 2,300 kilometre length of the reef. “Coral colony abundances on reef crests and slopes have declined sharply across all colony size classes and in all coral taxa compared to historical baselines,” the report states. "We can clearly correlate the rising temperatures to coral mortality and bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef,” he told the ABC. “We've had large-scale bleaching events in 1998 and 2002, but they were absolutely dwarfed by the more recent ones in 2016 and 2017.
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Halloween Events In London

Halloween is a great time to get excited about smokes and shadows. In this exclusive article, we have coupled the finest Halloween events from across London. Click on the link to know more.
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Hamburg and Its Destruction in World War II

A century ago, Hamburg's port was the third-largest in the world, with strong connections both east and west. Heavy damage in World War II devastated the commercial center. Let's take a closer look at Hamburg and its destruction in World War II.
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Have You Ever Seen Land Rover’s Edible Survival Guide?

There is something about a printed survival guide you can eat that just screams Land Rover Defender. That says Land Rover, right? It makes perfect sense then that they would have made an edible survival guide to include with Defenders sold in 2012. ADVERTISEMENTEach was printed on edible paper with edible ink and reportedly had approximately the nutritional value of a cheeseburger. But how many people really need a Land Rover Defender, anyway?
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He Built Homes for the Homeless. So the City Sued Him

A Toronto carpenter, whose work to build miniature, winterized shelters for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic has received immense public support, is speaking out after the city requested an injunction against further construction of the shelters. The problem is that Toronto’s most vulnerable people are falling through the cracks,” Seivwright said, adding that unhoused people have told him they have “nowhere to go” and they “no longer trust” the city’s shelter system. “Is the capacity in the emergency shelter system very high? The ultimate goal is to get people permanent housing through the city’s Streets to Homes program, and the encampments complicate that transition, Ross said. “It’s painful to see the city weaponize the (threat of fire) against the life-saving capacity that tiny shelters have, because the amount of lives that they have saved is huge at this point.”
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Hebron: The Tense City of Abraham’s Tomb

As if rising out of those ancient olive groves, the ancient town of Hebron, with over 200,000 people, is the largest city in the West Bank. That’s because this city has the tomb of Abraham, so sacred to both Israelis and Palestinians. Here, Jews live literally atop Palestinian Muslims as the two communities struggle to be near Abraham’s tomb. On one side of the glass Jews worship in the synagogue — the second most holy place in Judaism. And the other half is a mosque — where Muslims worship before their shared patriarch with equal fervor.
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Here’s How the 2020 Western Wildfire Season Got So Extreme

High fire risk days have been common this year as the 2020 wildfire season shatters records across the West. ADVERTISEMENTWhat caused the 2020 fire season to become so extreme? The 2020 season was dry, but the Western U.S. has seen worse droughts in the recent decade. Even more alarming, we found that extreme dry-hot conditions that would have been expected only once every 75 years have occurred three to six times in many areas over the same period. When soil moisture is low, more solar radiation will turn into sensible heat – heat you can feel.
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Here's What You Need to Know About Biden's COVID Team

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden holds a protective mask as he speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board. Those three officials, alongside 10 other doctors and policy experts, will guide Biden’s team through the winter, and what is already one of the darkest periods of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what else you need to know about Biden’s advisory team:Who all is on it? “From the very beginning of this outbreak, this administration has not told Americans the truth about this virus,” Bright told NBC News in October. I believe it's intensified.”Here are the other officials serving on the advisory team, many of whom have worked for or with the federal government before:
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Here’s how you can help London restaurants right now

Order a deliveryFor now, a handful of London restaurants are still operating their own contactless doorstep delivery systems, although those with team members not living within walking distance are generally shutting down to keep staff from travelling unnecessarily. Bao’s new offshoot, Rice Error, will be up and running soon, delivering roast chicken and rice boxes that make use of Taiwan’s chishang rice to Soho, Fitzrovia, Southwark and Hackney. Mediterranean opening Oren will deliver across East London and Yard Sale and Pizza Pilgrims are both still dropping off pizzas, with a 50 per cent discount for all NHS staff. Meanwhile, deli-slash-wine-bar Provisions on Holloway Road is sending out orders costing more than £60 with free delivery across the city. Browse more takeaways from London's best restaurants
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Hey, I’m in Europe!

After a particularly grueling flight connection from Seattle to Sorrento, it’s great to be back in Europe. Check out this thrilling experience that is screaming "Hey, I'm in Europe"!
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Hey, We Found a Pretty Good Instant Coffee and It’s Not Starbucks

Hey, We Found a Pretty Good Instant Coffee and It’s Not StarbucksBoulder, Colorado-based Alpine Start has been around for a little while now, not sure for how long, but for the past couple of years someone from the brand has stuffed little packets of their instant coffee in our bags at Outdoor Retailer. I’d always tossed them in my camp kitchen box but hadn’t gotten around to trying the coffee until recently. It’s better than the venerable Starbucks Via packets, though I still really like those too. It’s ground into a super fine powder and I’ve found you don’t really even need to stir it if you don’t have a spoon or a twig nearby, it dissolves that nicely. This size is ideal for car camping, even backpacking if you don’t mind putting up with a little extra weight.
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Here’s Why Women Are Less Likely to Have Gone In on the GameStop Gambit

As last week’s Reddit-driven Gamestop stock drama dragged financial market participation into the cultural spotlight, it gave way to another anomaly. AdvertisementIt’s no secret that, on average, women make less money than men do—or that the gulf widens for most women of color. A September 2020 report from the National Partnership for Women and Families found Latinas making a measly 55 cents, Native American women making 60 cents, and Black women making 63 cents to a white man’s dollar. Johnson highlighted the ways Black women specifically can benefit from investing in the stock market, given the $15,000 annual income gap between Black and white women and the way Black-owned businesses have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the realities of income inequality for women and people of color really blunt the GirlBoss, Lean In feminism of “ladies, you gotta get into the stock market!” plugs.
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Highgate: the insider's guide

You might have walked past Chango Empanadas without even realizing it’s there – pristine, prim and emblazoned with a tea-and-saucer emblem that makes it look like an average, run-of-the-mill coffee shop. Check out this insider's guide!
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Hey—Want Some Good News About the Environment? Some Glimmers of Hope?

Hey—Want Some Good News About the Environment? Some Glimmers of Hope? Hope, even, if you can muster it, about emerging from a pandemic, returning to a life together, outside. We could all use a lot more hope these days, though we’re not telling anyone anything they don’t already know. For more, read the column, “Yes, America, There Is (Some) Hope for the Environment,” right here.
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Hikers Are Missing at Already Mysterious Dyatlov Pass, a Bizarre Turn

Hikers Are Missing at Already Mysterious Dyatlov Pass, a Bizarre TurnThe pieces we’ve written about the mysterious death of nine hikers in 1959 at Russia’s Dyatlov Pass are some of the most read, most shared, and most argued over articles in the AJ archive. Briefly: Nine hikers died, some brutally, after making camp after becoming lost attempting to cross a snowy pass in the Ural Mountains. Some where crushed, some died of hypothermia, the camp was torn to shreds. Just last week, we covered some new information about what may have killed the hikers, a small, localized avalanche, but even that information was greeted with skepticism by those who suspect something malicious or far weirder killed the hikers. They were due back on Wednesday, and have yet to appear.
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Hiland Tall Hammered Bronze Patio Heater with Table - Walmart.com

Unfortunately, there is a picture of the heater on the outside of the box, and my husband quickly realized he'd discovered his Christmas present when he saw the box. I awoke Thanksgiving morning to the sound of him opening his gift, removing it from the box, and putting it together! When his present wouldn't light right away, he sadly came back into the house to inform me we would have to return it. I asked him if he'd read the part about how it sometimes takes a while for the air to clear. He spent the rest of Thanksgiving afternoon out on our porch watching his big screen outdoor television, being toasty and warm, while sitting beside his heater.
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HIKING in PATAGONIA – The Ultimate Guide to the Best Treks – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Just the thought of hiking in Torres Del Paine National Park sends shivers down my spine. Also it’s necessary to know that weather in Patagonia is so varied and can change at any time, which can very quickly alter your Patagonia hiking trip. Hiking In Torres del Paine National ParkWhen it come to hiking in Patagonia, no trip would be complete without spending at least a few days in Torres del Paine National Park, the crown jewel of Chile. If you are after a really magical experience spend the night in the park and start hiking up in the dark. You can pre-order food in some of the refugios in Torres del Paine, but that’s about it.
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Holy Week, Leading up to Easter, as Celebrated in Greece, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain

While Palm Sunday kicks Holy Week off with grand spectacle, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are quieter. In fact, all of Holy Week is a school vacation. It’s a time of music, blessings, and community as Holy Week builds to Easter Sunday. Back in Spain, in Sevilla, various religious fraternities parade on different days during Holy Week, so preparations continue all week long. The entire Holy Week in Spain is a glorious spectacle.
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HIKING in PATAGONIA – The Ultimate Guide to the Best Treks

Home | Adventure | HIKING in PATAGONIA – The Ultimate Guide to the Best TreksEverything you need to know about hiking in Patagonia. Just the thought of hiking in Torres Del Paine National Park sends shivers down my spine. Also it’s necessary to know that weather in Patagonia is so varied and can change at any time, which can very quickly alter your Patagonia hiking trip. Hiking In Torres del Paine National ParkWhen it come to hiking in Patagonia, no trip would be complete without spending at least a few days in Torres del Paine National Park, the crown jewel of Chile. If you are after a really magical experience spend the night in the park and start hiking up in the dark.
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Horror Movie Fans Are Having an Easier Time Dealing With the Pandemic, Study Says

"Although most people go into a scary movie with the intention of being entertained rather than learning something, scary stories present ample learning opportunities," they wrote. Through fiction, people can learn how to escape dangerous predators, navigate novel social situations, and practice their mind-reading and emotion regulation skills." What they learned was that people who indicated that they were fans of horror films and who "engaged more frequently with frightening fictional phenomena" were experiencing lower levels of psychological distress during the pandemic than those who preferred other genres. "Assuming the causation flows from watching horror movies to becoming more resilient, it may depend on the mechanism by which this happens. For example, if the primary mechanism is practicing emotion regulation and learning to deal with fear and anxiety, it's possible that it could help," he said.
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Honoring Heritage in a Renovated Barn

Over time, a structure’s function melds with physical signs of use and emotions that filled the space. Off in the foothills of the eastern Cascades, in Washington, is a renovated barn that, through maintaining the dignity of its original purpose, has avoided such a fate. When the 3,875-square-foot barn was repurposed into a home, the essence of its origin was maintained – physically and in spirit. All of the siding, paneling and flooring were repurposed from the original barn or nearby structures facing demolition. The repurposed barn, designed by MW Works Architecture+Design, displays the convergence of form, function and sentimentality in every corner.
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Hoh Rainforest Trail Olympic National Park

The Hoh Rainforest Trail in Olympic National Park was long hike with very little elevation change. Although the views inside the rainforest were incredible, the overall topography didn’t change very much throughout our hike. It wasn’t like any other hike I’ve been on, and I felt completely lost in there. Photos from the Hoh Rainforest Trail hike:PinPinWe spotted some elk while we were driving to the trial head. Not a fan of either of the ones pictured below, but I do like the Spicy Thai Chili flavor.
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Hotel Tablecloth

Rated 1 out of 5 by LisaB from Disappointed I bought this tablecloth in December 2020. Rated 2 out of 5 by JAB11 from Hotel Tablecloths I purchased a white hotel tablecloth for this Christmas 2020. I have purchased about 6 hotel tableclothes over the years for different tables and have been very happy with them, which is why I purchased again. Not colorfast As you can tell from the rating, I'm very disappointed with the Hotel Tablecloth and Napkins. Rated 5 out of 5 by Janie from Durable and with right handling, doesn't need iron I bought the hotel tablecloth in white, at least 15 and probably closer to 20 years ago.
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Hotel Dinner Cloth Napkins

I iron them when a little damp from line drying or use the steam setting and "block" them as I go to recreate the perfect square every time. The biggest problem with these is that they are not a perfect or even close to perfect square, so when you iron them and fold them the corners do not align. As you can tell from the rating, I'm very disappointed with the Hotel Tablecloth and Napkins. Rated 5 out of 5 by Calmbreeze from Love these napkins I have been using these napkins for years. When I went to do it this year, despite it offering a 3 letter monogram option online (and the SAME napkin with the border shows a 3 letter monogram), it only let me enter one letter.
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Honoring One Woman’s Love of Travel

We had a fun tradition of tucking a few euros aside with the promise that they would lead to our next tour! While I still have the travel lust and watch your shows religiously, without my travel partner, Nancy, and with the years going by, we don’t have plans to return to Europe. But we really like the idea of somehow seeing these leftover euros in our future trip kitty return and be enjoyed. ), I will buy beer for every one of those young travelers until those 255 euros is gone. And with each round, we’ll drink to Nancy and her family, knowing she is smiling down on us from an even more wonderful high-altitude perch.
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‘House of Gucci’ film locations: the coolest places in the Italian Alps

Adam Driver filming 'House of Gucci' Getty ImagesAdvertisementGressoney-Saint-JeanThis pretty village in the Aosta Valley is standing in for St Moritz in the film, where Gucci and Reggiani had a chalet. Hotels along the valley, including Lo Scoiattolo and Nordend, tend to be snug chalet-style affairs, heavy on wood, stucco and soft furnishings. Most spectacular is the Miramonti Boutique Hotel, south of the Merano 2000 ski resort, all angular timber and faintly steaming infinity pools overlooking an epic mountainscape. Places To Stay Miramonti Boutique Hotel review: Is this the coolest hotel in the Dolomites? Style & Culture Where is 'A Star is Born' filmed?
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How a Climate Corps Could Put Youth to Work in Greening America

But with so many competing proposals, what should a modern-day Civilian Climate Corps look like? Most Climate Corps proposals focus on employing young people from places that have suffered environmental injustice. And, as with existing AmeriCorps programs, Climate Corps projects could be selected through applications from nonprofits and various levels of government. Climate Corps jobs should be focused on maintenance and restoration programs that address these needs. A new Climate Corps could lead in restoring our economy and natural environment.
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How Apple’s Trade In Program Works

Apple’s Trade In program lets send back all but the oldest iPhones, Macbooks, and other devices for credit toward something new. How It WorksApple’s Trade In program gives you the option to send in an old Apple device (or select phones from other manufacturers) for credit toward a new one. Straight Store CreditOtherwise, simply using the trade in program (without a new purchase) will apply Apple store credit to your account. And if your old Apple product is too old for any store credit, Apple has a free recycling program. Otherwise, Apple’s Trade In program streamlines the process, is fast, and consistent with pricing.
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How Amy Coney Barrett Ruled in a Case About a Raped Pregnant Teen Is Worrying People

Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, is facing renewed scrutiny over her role in a 2018 ruling that found Milwaukee County wasn’t liable after a jailed woman said a guard repeatedly sexually assaulted her. The woman said that Thicklen sexually assaulted her again just four days after she gave birth. He was fired, sentenced to three days in jail, and fined $200, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Amy Coney Barrett’s judgment demonstrates a level of unconscionable cruelty that has no place on the high court,” Herrig said. “The only thing more concerning than the rush to confirm by Senate Republicans is what we are learning about Amy Coney Barrett’s extremist record.
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How a trip to Ethiopia helped Dervla Murphy to cope with living in isolation

It was time, I reckoned, to savour ways of being that would soon be obliterated by the food and tourist industries. Along much of my route everyday possessions were made of wood, stone, mud, wool, hides or horn. Blocking our way were some 200 geladas, or ‘bleeding-heart’ baboons, found only in Ethiopia, and in Ethiopia only on the highest mountains. These geladas crowded the whole slope, the nearest scarcely 10 yards away, giving me a clear vision of the heart-sized patch of crimson on each chest. Our intrusion had provoked hysterically raucous protests – reputedly baboons are cowards yet none moved far away as we slowly ascended their spur.
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How Beirut's urban scene has bounced back

The pool at Arthaus Hotel in Beirut Guillaume de LaubierDebs and his wife Zoe were set to launch their Arthaus hotel on that ill-fated day. Instead, they found themselves dealing with massive destruction to the historic 25-room property in Gemmayze, one of the hardest hit spots. Now partially reopened, Arthaus is meant to be an experiential creative hub, not least because of its location. AdvertisementA bar at Arthaus, Beirut Guillaume de Laubier‘This whole district is really avant-garde; it’s a concentrated area of innovative people who went about rebuilding immediately after the blast,’ says Debs. The art-collecting pair fought back the way they know best: gathering about 50 artists for a fundraising exhibition in the hotel, Beirut Year Zero, as well as a charity auction held by Christie’s New York.
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How did face masks divide America?

Some Republican lawmakers have mocked the practice of wearing masks, while local rules requiring masks have been rescinded in some locations following a backlash. ADThe U-turn regarding masks and the subsequent political divide over them has come to symbolize the chaos of the U.S. response to the still-raging pandemic. In many Asian countries, surgical masks were socially acceptable long before the coronavirus pandemic, partly as a result of experience in past pandemics, like SARS in 2003. The divide over masks in the United States cannot be blamed on the president’s vanity alone, however. ADOther factors include the United States’ decentralized political system, as well as Americans’ focus on protecting individual liberty.
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How Do the Fish Feel About Being Caught, Anyway?

Where the problem for the fish comes in is when fish are tossed up on to the bank, the angler digs around for the camera, poses with the fish, then chucks the fish back into the water. It’s an age-old practice and back in the day when folks keep all the fish they caught, it really wasn’t doing any more harm to the fish. “ Not only does using best practices increase survival rates of fish, but it also helps fish return to their normal behavior as quickly as possible after release. There is a new catch phrase going around that makes sense, “make the fish the hero.” If you want a photo, do it with the fish in the water. Where I fish and how I fish are what gets me outdoors and ground me.
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How Do Afghans Relax in a War-Torn Region? Go Hiking

A young man named Hamidullah, a good friend of Ramesh, my translator, has invited me to go hiking in Sholgara. Combat has ebbed but never ended, and small, locally based detachments of the two militias still clash here from time to time. “Where I am taking you, it is secure.”Mazar-e-Sharif to SholgaraAfghanistan’s blood-drenched history, ancient and recent, rolls past the car windows. SholgaraWe pull up to a pedestrian rope bridge sagging over the murky Balkh River, leave the car, and cross the bridge on foot. The mountains are white, then blue, then gray, then green as they swell toward us.”I love you, Afghanistan!” Hamidullah exclaims.
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nap

A decade of working from home and afternoon energy slumps set the perfect trap, and now that we've started, there's not a single plan to stop. Check out this article to know how napping can become a form of self-care.
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How I Travelled Across the World This Year Through Pokémon Go

2020 was Pokémon Go’s best year so far, reaching $1 billion in player spending in the first 10 months alone. Players criticise the game for putting several of its features behind a paywall like extra Pokéballs and Pokémon “storage” to be able to hold Pokémon, candies, potions—everything that makes up the trainer’s tool box. Since 2017, Pokémon Go has hosted a big festival, where players would assemble to win special Pokémon and finish event-based tasks. Another member, Jonas Wosnik from South Germany, has participated in over 50 remote raids. Remote raids have made it possible to truly catch ’em all.
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How Is My Goal To Visit Every Country Progressing?

2009 when I decided this was to be a blog teaching others how to travel smarter I wanted to also give foXnoMad, this site, a story as well. Around that time, I set the goal to visit every country in the world, with no particular end date. It’s been a while since I’ve updated you on that particular journey of mine, so here’s the latest.
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How Our Readers Made Wirecutter Better in February 2021

Andrew added, “I see this question asked about iRobot filters all over the place here at Wirecutter and on Amazon and other sellers. People are confused!” Andrew concluded by saying, “I would be interested if Wirecutter were able to find anything else out on this issue. Things we’re looking into thanks to youRetesting a space heater: Commenter rdclark asked us about the Lasko CD08200 Ceramic Bathroom Heater, a model we tested and dismissed several years ago. If you’re looking for an affordable blanket or a space heater, these recommendations from our commenters could be worth considering. But if you already have a Costco membership, the AWRH could be worth considering, especially if a remote control is a feature you’d appreciate in a space heater.
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How Scientists Discovered a Massive Toxic Dump Site Off the LA Coast

See More →A massive industrial dump site 10 miles off the coast of Los Angeles has been leaking the harmful chemical DDT into the ocean for decades, according to scientists who discovered the whereabouts of the underwater landfill. The submersibles revealed barrels of toxic waste scattered across the seafloor, some of which appeared to be slashed open, possibly to help them sink. Valentine said it’s “certainly possible” that harmful contamination from the relatively unexplored waste sites may be damaging ocean life that comes into contact with them. Just weeks ago, a new expedition deployed remote-operated robots to continue mapping the extent of the DDT waste sites. “DDT is known to cause various problems,” he noted, “but we don't yet have a good handle on how much DDT waste is actually present or the extent to which it is being reintroduced to animals.”
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How Sex Toys Became the New Celebrity Fragrance

But Allen’s announcement was the launch of “The Liberty”, a suction sex toy released in collaboration with the German sex toy company Womanizer. The actor became an investor and co-creative director of Maude, a sex toy brand known for its “sculpture-like sex toys”. Google searches for “sex positivity” boomed between 2015 and 2017, and publications began reporting the rise of sex positive influencers in 2017. “They should back up their communication with rich, sex positive, educational content.”The pivot to sex influencing comes with other issues, too. Topher Taylor, a sex educator and brand manager for queer sex shop Clonezone, says he’d like to see celebs who promote sex positivity address censorship on social media.
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How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps

The news highlights the opaque location data industry and the fact that the U.S. military, which has infamously used other location data to target drone strikes , is purchasing access to sensitive data. The other stream is through a company called X-Mode, which obtains location data directly from apps, then sells that data to contractors, and by extension, the military. "The Most Popular Muslim App!," Muslim Pro's website reads. Some companies obtain app location data through bidstream data , which is information gathered from the real-time bidding that occurs when advertisers pay to insert their adverts into peoples' browsing sessions. But some apps that are harvesting location data on behalf of X-Mode are essentially hiding the data transfer.
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How these African safaris are reconnecting with nature

The collapse of tourism in Africa in 2020, and the knock-on effects on the community and conservation projects that it supported, has been devastating. For years, Singita has been the gold standard due to the architectural flair of its lodges and the farm-to-table ingredients of its kitchens. But there is also a new emphasis on guests taking more time, allowing them to engage more meaningfully with its conservation and community programmes. But following a distressing year, this new meditative pace of safaris may be what we need too. Inspiration Is it possible to go on safari sustainably?
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How ‘Steel Grandpa’ Gustaf Håkansson Pirated Sweden’s Toughest Bike Race

After riding almost the whole course in reverse just to get to the race, Håkansson thought officials would surely let him compete. So, on the morning of the grand départ, the Steel Grandpa began riding after the other competitors had disappeared up the road. As Håkansson chugged into view in Luleå, a mere 140 kilometers into the race, a young boy blurted, “Here comes Stålfarfar!” and the legend of Steel Grandpa was born. He released his first record, a 45 titled Stålfarfar Vals (Steel Grandpa Waltz), barely a month after finishing the Sverigeloppet. Top image: Gustaf ”Stålfarfar” Håkansson during Sverigeloppet 1951, accompanied by Olympic cyclist Sven Johansson, who was not in the race but became a great fan.
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How to Actually, Effectively Quarantine, According to an Expert

To clear things up, VICE spoke with an infectious disease specialist who answered, in detail, all your loophole, nitpicky quarantine questions. Quarantine, by definition, is separating a possibly exposed person from everyone else, so they don’t inadvertently get others sick. But as our understanding of COVID-19 improves, along with testing capacity, it’s possible that you can feel safe about a slightly shorter quarantine. Chin-Hong said a proper quarantine means no going to the grocery store, drugstore, nearby park, walk-up neighborhood bar, etc. Fourteen days is the CDC-determined period of time for COVID-19 quarantine because it’s the long end of the average range of infection.
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How this Swiss fashion brand is helping to save our mountains

This year the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation was established as part of the brand’s commitment to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change. The Bally Peak Outlook capsule collectionIn addition to the organised clean-ups, Bally launched a capsule collection of 37 sustainably made activewear pieces. How did you become involved with the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation? We just returned from Mount Cho Oyu, Mount Makalu, Mount Lhotse, and Mount Everest.' Do so by shopping the collection below, with 100 per cent of proceeds going towards the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation's future expeditions and initiatives worldwide.
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How to avoid jet lag on your way to Australia and double your holiday

Every frequent flyer has their own tips and tricks for combatting jet lag, from avoiding salty in-flight meals to spritzing themselves with lavender. But when the long haul gets serious, crossing multiple time zones, there's not much you can do about it. Now you can! Head over to the article to learn the trick.
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How To Cook Your Favorites From Turkish Cuisine

Turkish food is disproportionately represented by doner and other kebab varieties in the minds of many. Although it’s not immediately evident eating out around Istanbul’s bright Istiklal Caddesi, most dishes served in Turkish homes are vegetable-based. Check out this article to prepare your own Turkish cuisines.
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How to Embrace Change & Find Balance When Traveling

Some years ago I've decided to fully embrace the phrase, “The only thing that will ever be constant is change.” Yes, it’s an annoying expression. Nevertheless, since accepting this concept as truth I’ve been able to honor my passion for travel in unforeseen ways. Learn these travel hacks.
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How to Drive in Sicily: Just Go Numb

I recently spent three weeks driving 800 miles around Sicily (working on our new Rick Steves Sicily guidebook, available now). I’ve got it: “Terrifying.”The trick to driving in Sicily is keeping in mind that you are driving in Sicily. But, like with other things in Sicily, if you just sort of go numb and roll with it…you’ll be just fine. If you’re ready to tackle the Sicilian roads, our Sicily guidebook is available now. In other blog posts, I wrote about my top 10 tips for visiting Sicily, Palermo’s amazing street food scene, and the challenge of driving in Sicily.
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How To Enjoy the Holidays if You’ll Be Alone This Year

I was definitely going to miss everybody, and I had no idea what I was going to do with myself. The very first year a good friend of mine became a vegetarian, she hosted a Friendsgiving dinner at her place. Take care of yourself by letting go of expectations and pressure to celebrate holidays a certain way. Once you clear the decks of holiday obligations and pressure, you can start adding back the good stuff. If the religious aspects of the holidays and religious ceremonies are important to you, pray on!
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How to Get a Sak Yant in Chiang Mai (Hygienically and Safely in 2020)

Sak Yant Chiang MaiI, however, noticed none of it. This time for my sak yant in Chiang Mai I booked an experience with Where Sidewalks End. Getting a sak yant in Chiang Mai was one of the most spiritual and powerful experiences throughout my time in Asia. Getting a Sak Yant In Chiang MaiIt is possible to simply visit a temple to get your sak yant in Chiang Mai, in much the same way I did at Wat Bang Phra in Bangkok. Click here to check out the great deals on Agoda.comMy Sak Yant Chiang Mai tattoo experience was provided by Where Sidewalks End.
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How to Escape the Confines of Time and Space According to the CIA

The left hemisphere then dishes the carefully prepared data to the non-critical, holistic, pattern-oriented right hemisphere, which accepts everything without question. There, stimuli can reach the sensor and motor cortices of the right brain, which corresponds to points in the body. 3) Biofeedback, on the other hand, uses the left hemisphere to gain access to the right brain’s lower cerebral, motor, and sensory cortices. With repetition, the left brain can reliably key into the right brain, and strengthen the pathways so that it can be accessed during a conscious demand mode. The left hemisphere then compares it to other data, reducing it to its 2D form.
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How to Get Internet While Traveling On the Road

During our 3 months living on the road in an Airstream, the hardest part was not having good or consistent Internet. Panera ending having really fast internet that was equivalent to home cable/DSL, but they were hard to find and the costs of a meal were much higher. Panera ending having really fast internet that was equivalent to home cable/DSL, but they were hard to find and the costs of a meal were much higher. Rent a desk for a few hours, day, or week and get all the fast internet you need. Rent a desk for a few hours, day, or week and get all the fast internet you need.
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How to Get Through the Pandemic Winter Without Leaning on Drugs and Alcohol

"Happy" "Holidays" 2020 is a series about feeling connected and vaguely festive during the coronavirus pandemic. can all propel people to use drugs and alcohol in search of relief. “An important part of an adaptation to loss is to process the reality and consequences of the loss,” she said. “Maintaining regularity is an important element in all of this.”Another important part of a healthy routine, especially when it comes to dodging tricky situations with drugs and alcohol? “For some people who are struggling with intense, prolonged grief, they don’t enjoy holiday gatherings much, because they find it stressful,” Skritskaya said.
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How to Have a Safe-ish Friendsgiving This Year

This year, however, any hope for a traditional holiday season has been thrown by the wayside. The pandemic has made in-person gathering, travel, and visiting with elderly or at-risk family members hazardous. If you’re thinking of rallying your chosen family for a small Friendsgiving dinner, here’s how to make sure everyone is safe and well-fed.
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How to Make Camp Bread While Actually Camping

Think about being able to say to your camping counterparts, “Do you want freshly baked bread tonight?”This will certainly win you points. ADVERTISEMENTFlatbread is one of the easiest “gourmet” ideas you can make on a camping trip. Don’t carry a measuring cup with you when you’re camping? You can easily double, triple, or even quadruple this batch depending on how many flatbreads you are going to want to make on your camping trip. Camp Notes is a big high five to the fun of sleeping outdoors and all that comes along with it.
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How to Have a Sexy, Romantic Night In When You Also Have Roommates

A fun, sexy little date night at home is no exception. But that doesn’t mean that creating a sensual vibe is anything other than essential to having a good date night in. Just be mindful of the sounds/sights/scenes involved as they relate to your roommate's night, too. Don’t freak if your date night doesn’t go exactly as you’d planned it. That means crossing your T’s and dotting your I’s in preparation for your date night doesn’t mean everything will go off without a hitch—on your end or your roommates’.
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How to make the airport departure lounge experience less stressful

Confession time: I love airport departure lounges. Yet many of the keys to turning your departure lounge waiting-time experience from painful to pleasant haven’t changed since the days of Pan Am and in-flight smoking seats. This beats sitting on a curved seat by the gate fretfully looking at the departure board every 90 seconds. USE THE ON-SITE TESTING CENTRESGet your Covid test at the airport if the country you're visiting allows you to do this. For some reason, there's a sense of detachment when you catch up on world affairs in an airport that’s strangely soothing.
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How to make the best pancakes in the world with Wolfgang Puck

Wolfgang Puck, chef founder of CUT at 45 Park Lane in London, opened his first restaurant, Spago, in Hollywood, California in 1982. We met with him at CUT at 45 Park Lane to learn how to make the best pancakes in the world. Wolfgang Puck at 45 Park Lane PressAdvertisementAn interview with Wolfgang PuckAre you a breakfast person? AdvertisementWolfgang Puck and David McIntyre at 45 Park Lane PressHow do you deal with jet lag? AdvertisementThe 30 best hotels in London Places To Stay The 30 best hotels in LondonThe best brunch in London for delivery 2021 Eating & Drinking The best brunch in London for delivery 2021
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How to Move like a Pro: Moving Tips and Checklist

In the past 5 years, we’ve moved to 5 different cities and learned a few things about the art, or shall we say, pains of moving. Hopefully, these tips will teach you how to move like a pro and help your move go smoothly. Moving ScamsThere are moving scams out there and you’ll have to do the research the be sure you find a reputable company. We’ve moved in a big truck, in just our sedan, and we’ve rented a van for our most recent move to NYC. MOVING CHECKLIST AND TIMELINEClick image for full PDF Click image for full PDF Pin Pin LET'S GO!
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How to Plan an Iceland Itinerary — From a 24-Hour Layover to a 2-Week Road Trip

For maximum efficiency — especially on a tight “layover” timeframe — it just makes sense to combine your Blue Lagoon visit with your trip to or from the airport. One important caveat is that the Blue Lagoon requires reservations — so you’ll want to plan this out in advance. There are several good options, but the two best — different but equally good — are the Golden Circle and the South Coast. The South Coast has at least a day’s worth of sightseeing, and it’s also a good home base for visiting the delightful Westman Islands. Since the ferry to the islands can be cancelled in bad weather, this plan works well: Plan two nights on the South Coast.
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How to Send Dirty Voice Notes

Dirty voice notes aren’t going to be for everyone. She says that when it comes to sending voice notes, the key is authenticity and not overthinking it. Maybe get used to sending regular voice notes first, she says, “Then get yourself in a space of sexiness. “Do not send unsolicited sexy voice notes to random people that you don’t know or haven’t been sexual with,” she says. Incorporate those in voice notes so you feel comfortable because it’s familiar.”When it comes to the actual voice part of the voice note, Gigi says it can be fun to lower your voice a touch – everyone loves a husky voice.
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How to Shower While Living in a Campervan

Where do we shower while living in a campervanThere are tons of places to shower when you are on the road, you just have to know where to look. While living in in our campervan, we would typically shower at various national and state park campsites. There are plenty of other places to shower in different towns, like a public pool bathrooms, fitness centers, or guesthouses. With a wide variety of places to shower, we would typically shower every 2-3 days. Products highlighted in the videoThere are many products that made our lives easier while living in the campervan.
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How to Tell If Your Favorite Fishing Stream Is at Risk from Climate Change

People have widely assumed that streams fed by substantial amounts of groundwater are more resistant to climate change than those fed mostly by snowmelt or rain. Because groundwater is typically colder than surface water in summer, the groundwater flowing into streams can buffer the overall stream temperature from climate warming. Previous studies have shown that groundwater temperature is tied to the depth that it travels. It is also more susceptible to drying, which can reduce, or even disconnect, the shallow groundwater flow from the stream. Other studies have also shown that changes to the land, such as from wildfires, snow pack changes and deforestation, influence shallow groundwater temperature more than deep groundwater temperature.
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How to Use Your Home Security Cameras Better

What it does: Motion Sensitivity determines how reactive your camera is to objects that pass in front of it, so you can tweak how much or how little the camera records. Why it’s smart: Motion Sensitivity will help you dramatically cut down on unnecessary smartphone notifications. How to do it: Motion Sensitivity controls are typically found in the camera’s companion app in the Settings menu, but some brands may call this by different a name. For instance, the Wyze Cam v2 (one of our indoor camera picks) calls these controls Motion Detection Sensitivity and Sound Detection Sensitivity and keeps them in Detection Settings. Eufy cameras put this control under Motion Detection, which can be found under your device’s Settings menu.
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How to Use Maps to Avoid Avalanche Danger

You should not travel in avalanche terrain until you and your partners undergo avalanche safety training and are competent in the use of avalanche safety gear (beacon, shovel, probe). Yes! Maps could be your safety gear!
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How to Understand—and Fight—the Mental Health Care Crisis in the U.S.

See More →The way we talk about mental health, or our emotional and psychological well-being, has shifted in the past decade, mainly because of the work of mental health advocates. Athletes, actors, and artists now talk about mental health in a way that simply wasn't done 20 or even 10 years ago; that openness is reflected in how the American public thinks about mental health. Mental Health Policies, Insurance Coverage, and Institutional ChangeAdvertisementInequities in the Mental Health SystemPersonal EssaysAdvertisementHow to Help a Friend (or Yourself)HotlinesSave these hotlines to your phone—you never know when you or a friend might need a professional to talk to. AdvertisementThe Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health by Rheeda WalkerPsychologist and mental health expert Rheeda Walker provides not only tips on how to spot mental illness and practice self-care, but adds context as how the mental health crisis in the Black community got to where it was. The National Alliance on Mental IllnessIf you’re looking to learn more about changing the mental health system, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization, working to create more public awareness on mental health through advocacy, education and support.
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How To Wash A Backpack & Other Gear Cleaning Tips

Let’s be real—your gear could probably use a wash. Things like backpacks, sling bags, down jackets, etc get dirty while you’re using them in your everyday life or life on the road. And, it’s probably been a while since you’ve taken the time to clean your gear.
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How We Made $14,179 in 1 Month On Our Travel Blog: Income Report March 2019

So in a way, this income report is an answer to all those people who have asked. We’ve found income reports incredibly helpful as we’ve grown our blog to what it is today. We can only hope that this income report is valuable to other aspiring bloggers out there. This road to earning a full-time income on our blog hasn’t been an easy one. So I guess in a way, pressing “publish” on this income report is a big milestone for us.
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How We Made $16,389 in One Month (while Island Hopping!): Income Report April 2019

We have nearly 30 affiliate programs we work with (just added a few new ones this month!). Here are our top-earning affiliates in the month of April (in no particular order):LOOKING FORWARDWe added a few new affiliate programs during the month of April, so we’re excited to see how they do. But for us, they’re just kind of meh...We’ve actually had the best luck working with smaller affiliate programs. In our income report last month, we predicted our advertising income would be lower in the month of April, and we were right. LOOKING FORWARDFor the month of May, we are expecting our advertising income to stay the same, or even decrease slightly.
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How we made $17,811 in 1 Month on our Travel Blog: June 2019 Income Report

Our Goals for next MonthWe release these income report late in the month, because we have wait for our affiliates to report their numbers. Next month goals: Like I said, we’ll be pretty go-go-go in the month of August, so hopefully we can make time to:Finish reading another book (I’ll finish my first one!) A change for our Income ReportsWe really hope you have enjoyed these monthly income reports and have learned a little more about travel blogging. The travel industry tends to be quite seasonal, so it is a better representation of our traffic and income to report on it seasonally. If you want to be updated when we release a new income report, please sign up for your Blogging Tips email list.
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How Will the New Brazil COVID-19 Variant Affect the Lockdown Roadmap?

Someone somewhere in England is infected with what is understood to be a more infectious variant of COVID-19, and they may not even know it yet. Among the most worrying factors is the potential for reinfection with the Brazilian variant among people who have already had COVID-19. “We don’t have the data yet, but by analogy with the South African variant, to which it has similarities, the vaccines aren’t as effective. Failing to do so could put Boris Johnson’s four-step roadmap for lifting lockdown – and reopening shops, restaurants, pubs and clubs – in jeopardy. Advertisement“The roadmap has four tests that must be met, and two of them are about reduced transmissions and the risk posed by variants,” Young says.
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How we made $18,065 in 1 Month on our Travel Blog: May 2019 Income Report

BONUS: Free Stuff: $5,181 valueWe NEVER include free travel or products in our income because even though it’s a nice bonus, it doesn’t pay the bills, honey. FREE* TRAVEL: $5,181 for two peopleOur Nepal press trip could technically be considered free travel, so we’re including the estimated value in this section. They might have nice meals and stay at a nice hotel and have an overall good time, but it’s still a work trip. Now, I think travel blogging press trips are probably way more fun than the work trip I just described, but it. MONTHLY COSTS:New Monthly Cost: This month, we joined Impact Travel Alliance, a media network for conscious travel bloggers.
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How Worms Can Turn Old Surfboards Into Soil

I threw the worms in with the surfboards and within a week they completely ate the surfboards, which can make a few coffee cans of soil. They just eat surfboards and poop out soil? After the worms eat the foam, what they leave behind gets fed to them a few more times in different forms. I wanted to grow food and I wanted to learn to do it the right way by regenerating the soil. Or teach worms how to eat old surfboards to make soil.
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Huns Weigh In on Hun Culture

Howells decided to join the party, and his account @hunsnet was born, its name a tongue-in-cheek hybrid of the notoriously conservative British parenting website Mumsnet and the burgeoning online subculture known as “hun culture,” characterized by pages like Hun Official. In 2021, “hun culture” is less a weird corner of Instagram for pop-culture-addled girls and gays, and more a part of mainstream British internet humor. Though their audiences are still predominantly young women and gay men, hun accounts have become a legitimate part of meme comedy. They appeal so widely because, in a nutshell, they represent the fun side of British celebrity culture: the deification of women who offer an alternative to the world’s dominant conception of fame as perfect, preened, and mostly American. The intense relatability of hun culture has been fuel for its growth—it’s diva worship for millennials sick of having glossily groomed girlbosses and gym-fit Insta models shoved down their throats.
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Hyderabad Just Got a Cab Service for Pets and Stray Animals

It’s been a weird year for the world at large but for our pets, it’s kinda been a mixed bag. While scientists believe our canine and feline companions are just thrilled to have us all working at home, Two animal activists in the south Indian city of Hyderabad recognized this issue and came up with a pet cab service to address it.
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I Was A Trans Comedian. Here’s Why I Quit

They're not picturing us in the audience, and definitely not onstage, even as trans comic geniuses like Patti Harrison and Jes Tom are reaching increasingly mainstream audiences. Over the next three years, I rose through the ranks as a semi-professional stand-up comic. It was a depressurizing way into what I really wanted to talk about onstage: going through life as a trans guy. I especially wanted trans people in the audience, and I wanted them laughing loudest. “But you don’t always have to tell trans jokes.
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I Watched the 2003 Rudy Giuliani Movie So You Don’t Have To

Considering the real Giuliani seems to land in headlines weekly for some stunt more ridiculous than the one that came before, the movie is worth revisiting 17 years later. Film producer Marie Bardi shared a 71-second clip from Rudy last week, and it quickly racked up more than 2.8 million views. Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story is currently streaming on Amazon Prime, and I spent 89 excruciating minutes watching it, all in the name of journalism. But despite the 'Mayor of the World' stuff, the movie itself wasn't praised as effusively as its subject had been. And in a takedown headlined "James Woods, USA Network, and Canada All Suck," the University of Miami student paper wrote the whole thing off as a "waste of a combover."
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I Tried (and Failed) to Pull Off a Romantic Mexican Vacation During COVID-19

We had heard from a friend that the COVID-19 travel ban wasn’t being enforced at the Mexican border. “I’ve decided not to let you drive into the States today, ma’am,” said the U.S. border officer assertively once we reached San Ysidro, the busiest land border crossing in the world. This whole experience showed me how each country is enforcing the travel ban in very different ways. The land ban is simply not being enforced, despite pleas from Mexican governors and citizens. Americans make up 90 percent of daily border crossings at the U.S.-Mexico land borders, according to U.S.
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I Went On a Weed Tour of Afghanistan

After India, Nepal and Pakistan, Afghanistan was next on my list, for its unique weed growing culture. In short, decades of conflict have stalled economic development and largely cut Afghanistan off from the rest of the world. Once in town, I noticed a few weed plants growing around people’s houses, probably planted for personal use. The further we drove from the centre, the more conspicuous the weed plants became among the neighbouring cotton fields – until, finally, they occupied entire plots of land. This traditional method filters the cannabis resin, making it more concentrated – a practice that likely originated somewhere between northern Iran and northern Afghanistan in the Middle Ages.
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Iceland in 72 Hours: The Perfect Off-Season Layover on a Budget

Last October, my parents wanted to stop off for a quick “layover” look at Iceland on their way home from Europe. Our goal was to get the best possible taste of Iceland in 72 hours, off-season, on a budget. If you’re truly on a tight budget, check out my Top 10 Budget Tips for Iceland. Ian Watson, the co-author of our Rick Steves Iceland guidebook (and longtime Iceland resident), once explained to me that for Icelanders, wind trumps all. You might have noticed that our “perfect” 72 hours in Iceland includes very little time in Reykjavík.
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Iceland’s 4 Best Day Trips from Reykjavík

The key is being selective, and these four day trips from Reykjavík clearly rise to the top. (tie) Golden CircleThe quintessential Icelandic day trip is a 150-mile loop east of the capital — figure about four hours of driving, plus at least another four or five for sightseeing stops. The South Coast is an achingly beautiful terrain of bald, craggy mountains blanketed in green, giving it an almost Celtic feel. The South Coast is more outdoorsy, with stirring coastal scenery and a few more substantial opportunities for easy to moderate hikes. You can hike across a glacier, snowmobile across a glacier, ride a boat across a glacier lagoon, or spelunk into a cave carved into a glacier.
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Iceland’s Wild Westfjords: Happy Icelanders and Filthy Cars at the End of the World

Iceland’s Westfjords dangle like a giant bunch of grapes from the northwest fringe of this rugged island. Ferry to the End of the WorldI’m catching my ferry to the Westfjords from the main town of Snæfellsnes, Stykkishólmur. My drive today connects Patreksfjörður (hub of the southern Westfjords) to Ísafjörður (capital of the northern Westfjords). But before leaving the Westfjords, I drive 15 minutes to Súðavík, on the next fjord over. I was in the Westfjords writing a brand-new chapter for our Rick Steves Iceland guidebook; the second edition (with the Westfjords) is available in April 2020.
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Iceland Is Open. Should You Go?

For me, the first question is an ethical one: Would I be doing more harm than good by visiting Iceland this summer? (To get your head around all of this, here’s a recent first-person account of visiting Iceland right now.) Europe’s ultimate road trip is Iceland’s Ring Road: 800 stunning miles on Highway 1, looping around the perimeter of the island. (The only ailment I’ve ever picked up in Iceland was a wicked case of athlete’s foot from a thermal swimming pool.) I’m still thinking about it, and keeping an eye on how those first few weeks’ worth of visitors are finding Iceland (and how Iceland is finding them).
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Illegally Serving BLM Head Illegally Remains At Post in Defiance of Court

William Perry Pendley, head of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), has been serving illegally in his position, according to US district judge Brian Morris. A couple weeks ago, Morris ruled that Pendley must vacate his position, having not been confirmed by the Senate, a legal requirement. Pendley has simply decided that, no, he won’t leave actually, in defiance of the federal court ruling. It also calls into question whether or not Pendley’s BLM feels the need to abide by any rule or law they disagree with. ADVERTISEMENTPhoto: BLM
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If We Care About Public Lands We Absolutely Must Reform the BLM

The Bureau of Land Management is the federal agency that controls the largest acreage of federal public lands, especially in the West and Alaska. My district comprised nearly 3 million acres and included two BLM national monuments and eight statutory wilderness areas. BLM lands can, and should, be a big part of achieving this goal. We see this in the BLM national monuments established under the Antiquities Act. For a great primer on public lands, pick up a copy of That Wild Country: An Epic Journey through the Past, Present, and Future of America’s Public Lands.
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I’m an ER doctor. Here’s what I feel OK doing as my state reopens.

Each of us will decide, with a certain degree of arbitrariness, what we consider safe and important. That would clearly just not be safe right now. People have done integrated strategies to mitigate their risk of COVID even as they march and kneel in the streets. So I will also ask myself, will this activity allow me to tread lightly upon the earth, and if it doesn’t, do I really need to do it? I still don’t really know, and that uncertainty is something we will have to learn to live with too.
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In Canada's 'Hippie Town,' COVID Has Led to an Influx of Vanlifers and 'CERB Surfers'

Tofino has long been known as Canada’s surf capital and “original hippie town,” drawing transient individuals that reject conventional ways of living since the highway to the town was paved in the 1970s. But after only a few months, he went back to Vancouver due to limited job opportunities. Knowing how difficult it was to find housing in the small town of 2,000, he decided to live out of the back of his van. “I’ve moved eight times, and I’ve been here for eight years,” said Bush, who’s now employed at a surf shop in Tofino. For years, it was common for people travelling through Tofino to sleep overnight in their vans.
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In a Huge Policy Shift, Pornhub Bans Unverified Uploads

"Effective immediately, only content partners and people within the Model Program will be able to upload content to Pornhub," a statement released by Pornhub says. "In the new year, we will implement a verification process so that any user can upload content upon successful completion of identification protocol." As part of its moderation expansion, Pornhub says it will use a newly established “Red Team” that’s dedicated to auditing the platform for potentially illegal material. Carrie Goldberg, CCRI board member and attorney, told Motherboard that it's "not enough" that companies self-police and moderate content their users upload. Pornhub declined Motherboard's request for comment on Tuesday's policy change.
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In Europe, Travel Returns, but Not Confidence About What Comes Next

LONDON — Europe’s internal borders, closed three months ago in a frenzy of panicked uncertainty, are opening again. The uncertainty remains even if the sense of panic has eased. France, Germany and Switzerland were among the nations that lifted restrictions on Monday for all arrivals from nations in the European Union or the border-free Schengen zone. They joined Italy, Belgium and other countries in trying to move to a new phase in the struggle to balance public health imperatives, economic realities and shifting public attitudes. To help people navigate rules that vary from nation to nation, the European Commission launched “Re-open EU,” a site dedicated to information on travel to and within European countries, including quarantine requirements and tourist facilities.
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In Praise of the Vanishing Ice Dragons

A few centuries after the extinction of dragons, glaciers will also have disappeared, exterminated by humans and the harmful consequences of their lifestyles. Black iceOn a physical level, glaciers (like dragons) are huge living, mobile masses, often covered in seracs, big blocks of broken ice shaped like scales. In many regions around the world, the extinction of glaciers has accelerated because of the darkening of the ice. Due to its lessened reflective powers compared to bare ice and its increased absorption of solar energy, the darkening of the ice accelerates the melting of glaciers. Although dragons still occupy a key place in our cultures despite their disappearance, what will the physical, ecological and spiritual consequences of a life without ice be?
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Inside the Bizarre Publishing Ring That Linked 5G to Coronavirus

An international group of scientists, some seemingly well-credentialed, have been publishing prolifically in obscure scientific journals, accruing hundreds of co-authorships over the past several years. The authors' public profiles range from essentially non-existent to seemingly normal; some have institutional affiliations and co-edit a journal from a major academic publisher. Interviews with the co-authors, representatives from journals, and experts in scientific fraud did little to clarify a confusing web of motives for why these bizarre papers exist. Other co-authors associated with the pseudoscientific papers—and Lotti—have co-authored dozens of Letters to the Editor in the journal. Two of the leading figures of this monumental effort in publishing pseudoscience are Massimo Fioranelli and Torello Lotti.
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In Rome, You Can Never Get a Taxi When It Rains

Visitors often describe Rome in terms of “chaos.” That strikes a little unfair because people often experience great hospitality and kindness in the Eternal City. But then it rains, and everything goes straight to hell.
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Indigenous Paddlers May Have Run the Grand in Reed Boats Just Like This

People have run the Grand Canyon in all sorts of boats, from wooden dories to rafts, kayaks, and the occasional open canoe. Who’s to say indigenous people didn’t run the Grand Canyon hundreds or even thousands of years ago? He later learned that the Peruvian fishermen who famously ride reed boats through head-high surf use a similar technique in rough water, straddling their caballitos de totora, or reed ponies, like so many nautical cowboys. Where a lightweight kayak would bob across waves and get recirculated in holes, the heavier reed boat submarined to safety. The Grand Canyon we know is full of formidable rapids, because at the standard flows released from Glen Canyon Dam the whitewater is both powerful and somewhat technical.
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Inside the Lavish, Secret Vacations Celebrities Are Taking During COVID-19

But they did share the details of just how opulent their clients’ trips have been. Heald said she recently organized a two-week trip to South Korea for a "very high-profile Korean-American" family of four. Private villas, private yachts, private jets." "That’s the highest we’ve had recently," Couvillion said. There is some of that: 'If I am traveling, I want it private, because I don't want people to know.'"
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Iran and the West: The Shah, Islamic Revolution, and Khomeini

Finally, with the establishment of a Third Persian Empire in the 16th century, this culture enjoyed a renaissance. After the war Iran's young shah, or king, Mohammed Reza Shah Palavi became more closely involved with the West. Back on the throne, the shah allowed Western oil companies to run Iran's oil industry again. After 25 years of the Shah's rule, the Islamic Revolution threw him out and brought Ayatollah Khomeini back from exile. Some Iranians claim the hostage crisis was a way to radicalize the Islamic revolution and put the hard-liners in power.
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Into the Heart of Africa With William Sheppard, the ‘Black Livingstone’

(As a young man, Sheppard rescued someone from drowning, and he once ran up three flights of stairs to save another person from a house fire, burning himself in the process.) The Mundele Ndom, the Black white man, as locals referred to the bizarre Westerner in their midst, seemed to settle right in. Word got ahead to the Kuba king, who demanded that the intruders be brought to the capital for punishment, along with the residents of Bishibing. “And really hospitable.”“Of The Kasai”Reincarnated sovereign or not, Sheppard wasn’t flawless and doesn’t merit our blind praise. Eight years after the Mundele Ndom, the Black white man, trekked to Mushenge, that art-filled city was looted and wrecked by white white men.
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Into Not So Thin Air—How Global Warming Is Altering Oxygen Levels on Everest

Even if you have, there’s some interesting work being done about atmospheric pressure changing as the planet warms, and what that means for oxygen saturation levels at various elevations. A new study, available for free (refreshingly) at iScience shows how oxygen levels change at Everest’s highest elevation depending on air pressure, and with warmer summers the air pressure will be higher, meaning more oxygen should be available near the summit. You can actually, well, typically, anyway, infer the amount of oxygen available at a given elevation by examining the air pressure/elevation relationship. The same is true for all other 8,000-meter peaks on the planet, simply because they lie in the subtropical zone, and have access to slightly warmer air. As pressure increases, oxygen molecules pack tightly together, increasing the amount of oxygen in a given mix of gasses, like our atmosphere.
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Ireland’s Kinsale and a Big Battle

Not many of us know that Kinsale mixes history and cuteness better than any town on Ireland's south coast. Check out this article to know more about the self-proclaimed gourmet capital.
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Ireland’s Potato Famine and Famine Ships

Ireland often called the terrible beauty, comes with a sad story and its feisty spirit pitted against the power of its mighty overlord meant centuries of suffering compounded by a potato famine. Check out this article to know more.
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Iran’s Shiraz, Poets, and Dinner with Iranian Friends

A couple more hours to the southwest is Shiraz - a booming city of over a million people. Shiraz is famous as the home of beloved Persian poets. Perhaps the two greatest were Hafez and Saadi, who lived here centuries ago. Check out this article to know more.
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Is Interior Department Blocking Public Lands Funding Out of Retribution?

The Great American Outdoors Act, which environmental groups considered a historic public lands conservation package, passed the Senate with what some dubbed “rare” bipartisan support on a 73-25 vote. The DOI list covers LWCF projects that would add land to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the U.S. “There’s no New Mexico LWCF projects approved through the Department of the Interior. Heinrich, who was instrumental in getting the Great American Outdoors Act passed in the Senate, agrees. Pendley was officially removed from his post in September, but not before the Trump administration formally nominated him to the position.
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Is It Safe to Fly During the Coronavirus? One Traveler’s Risk Assessment

Leading up to the trip, I thought long and hard about whether air travel was advisable with a deadly pandemic still raging. Considering the high air filtration standards, the biggest risk in commercial air travel seems to be the people in your immediate vicinity. I find it helpful to consider these decisions in terms of “risk budgeting.” This begins with the idea that risk isn’t a binary condition. The goal is to have a finite sense of how much risk you’re willing to take, overall, and then “spend” that risk thoughtfully. Before making any of these decisions, each person ought to make an honest and realistic assessment of their own risk.
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Is the Dyatlov Pass Mystery Finally Solved?

Is there a movie of the Dyatlov Pass incident? Realizing their mistake after a time, Dyatlov decided the group should make camp for the night where they were, though they were quite exposed. Check out this article for full details.
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Is this Scotland's most innovative archipelago?

It’s tempting to see the crossing on the wee MV Sheerwater ferry from Arisaig to Eigg as a journey back in time – towards white beaches of squeaking quartz sand, fields of foxglove and fuchsia. Check out Scotland's most innovative archipelago.
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Is this the coolest airport in the world?

This is surely the only airport in the world with a rooftop Cactus Garden. Among the more than 100 species, you’ll find surreal plants such as the golden barrel cactus and giant ponytail palm trees, alongside the edible apple cactus and prickly pear. In Terminal 1 there’s a Water Lily Garden; spot the Amazon water lily, one of the largest aquatic plants in the world. In Terminal 3, the Crystal Garden presents an integration of nature and art with 12 hand-blown dandelion glass sculptures surrounded by a tiered garden of bright flowering plants. Book in for a massage or facial at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3’s transit lounges.
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Is this the Caribbean's most beautiful island stay for 2021?

Aerial view of Jumby Bay AntiguaSet the sceneTucked along Antigua’s north coast, where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, Jumby Bay is a 300-acre island with dreamy palms that slow-dance in the breeze. Pool suite at Jumby Bay AntiguaAdvertisementWhat can we expect from our room? The Estate House at Jumby Bay AntiguaHow about the food and drink? Beachside suite at Jumby Bay AntiguaA final note: is it worth it? Address: Jumby Bay Island, Antigua and BarbudaTelephone: +1 2684 846000Price: Rooms from £1,661 per night, all inclusiveBook your stayLike this?
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Israelis and Palestinians: The Struggle to Share the Holy Land

In the Middle East, Israel and Palestine share the land west of the Jordan River. Israel is the predominantly Jewish State, while Gaza and the West Bank are Palestinian — mostly Muslim and Arab. The Muslims and Jews who call this region home share a family tree that goes back nearly 4,000 years. And today, most Arabs here are Muslim — a religion that arrived much later with their prophet, Mohammad, in the seventh century. Today, the combined population of Israel and Palestine is about 12 million — roughly half Jews and half Arabs.
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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, the Great Church of Constantinople

The best look at ancient Constantinople is a church-turned-mosque that's been considered among the greatest houses of worship in both the Christian and Muslim worlds: Hagia Sophia, the Great Church of Constantinople. Hagia Sophia, which marks the high point of Byzantine architecture, is the pinnacle of that society's sixth-century glory days. For four centuries after that, Christians in Europe looked to Constantinople as the leading city in Christendom and this was its leading church. But the Byzantine Empire collapsed in the 15th century, and Hagia Sophia was turned into a mosque. When Hagia Sophia became a mosque, they couldn’t move the church, but they could move the focal point of the praying.
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Italy's Alps, the Dolomites

We're on our way to Italy's dramatic limestone rooftop. The Dolomites, with their distinct and jagged peaks, offer some of the best alpine thrills in Europe. Check out this article to know more.
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Italy’s Cinque Terre Villages and Traditions

Giuseppe: Yes, yes. The dry-stone-masons of the Cinque Terre are famed for their skill at artfully building and preserving the trails and terraces. Monica: Exactly, exactly. Italy’s Cinque Terre is an irresistible mix of nature, culture, and human activity — well-worn locals, sunburned travelers, and inviting family-friendly piazzas. While the Cinque Terre now endures the storms of the modern world, the region’s charms are as endearing as its people are resilient.
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It's Not Just You, USPS Packages Are Massively Delayed Again

Every holiday season, the United States Postal Service gets inundated with packages and holiday cards. But this holiday season is proving downright crazy in some parts of the country. A spokesperson for the Northern Ohio District of USPS told Cleveland.com that the processing center has "faced challenges." The dynamic is similar to the one from the summer when packages were also significantly delayed around the country. Tintes told Motherboard he has roughly five times as many delayed packages this year as previous holiday seasons.
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Italy’s Lake Como: Honeymoon Country

While all have their charms, Lake Como is my favorite. Lake Como is lined with elegant, 19th-century villas, crowned by snowcapped mountains, and busy with fleets of little ferries. Bellagio, the self-proclaimed "Pearl of the Lake" is a classy combination of Old World elegance and new world luxury. Many Lake Como towns have a villa or two with their dilapidated 19th century elegance and wistful gardens open to the public — and even transformed into inviting hotels. Albergo Milano, located right in the old town, is the kind of place I like to recommend.
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Italy’s Padova: City of Galileo, Learning and Faith

Like the rest of the Veneto, Padova was ruled by Venice from the 15th century until Napoleon came — at about 1800. Four hundred years ago, the great scientist Galileo — notorious for disagreeing with the Church’s views on science — enjoyed that academic freedom. With 60,000 students, Padova’s university is always lively, and you’re likely to stumble onto some kind of spirited school event. The main drag leads to one of the most important pilgrimage churches in all of Europe: the Basilica of St. Anthony. For nearly 800 years pilgrims have flocked here to venerate the tomb of St. Anthony of Padova.
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Italy’s Cortona: A Classic Hill Town

When Florence took over Cortona, its captains ruled the city from here, the Casali Palace. That romantic view we have about Cortona is about people from France, from England staying in Cortona. Giovanni: So this is what I mean as a romantic view onto Tuscany. Rick: So this is really the only real flat road in town? Giovanni: It's the only flat road we have.
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It’s Market Day in Sarlat

Twice a week, the normally traffic-free lanes of Sarlat are clogged with a human traffic jam of shoppers. Wednesday and Saturday are the town’s market days. Check out this article to know what all goes down on a normal day at this market.
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It’s Time for the Eternal September to End

I am, of course, discussing the Eternal September, a 1993 move by AOL to allow its users into the free-for-all that is Usenet. Image: sarahe/FlickrHow the Eternal September set the stage for decades of online conflictFor decades, internet culture has struggled with the n00bs. The initial separation between the normal and the technical that the Eternal September fostered underlined the tribalism that other internet users follow without even thinking about it. And well, this user was a technical user in a highly technical role. And while technical corners can and should exist, we should no longer pretend that technical users have a monopoly on these stories.
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Jerusalem: Holy for Jews, Muslims, and Christians

Jerusalem is a sprawling and modern city with about 800,000 people. Exploring its shopping boulevards and malls, an American feels right at home. But its historic core, the Old City home to around 35,000 feels lost in time. Check out this article to know more.
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Jams Are Fun: A Rough Day on the North Sea

I wrote this a few years back, while working on our Northern European Cruise Ports guidebook, somewhere in the churning North Sea. As I write this, my cruise ship is rocking violently to and fro. In a bit of delicious serendipity, the afternoon’s scheduled entertainment was — I am not making this up — a troupe of Chinese acrobats. Wise move, Chinese acrobats. And if I’m lucky, maybe they’ll reschedule those Chinese acrobats.
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Jams are Fun: Speed Traps and Bribes in Republika Srpska

After two fascinating days road-tripping through Bosnia with my buddy Ben, we were on our way out of Republika Srpska, within sight of the Croatian border. Leaving the little town of Vrbaška, the country road entered a sparsely populated area, and the car ahead of me slowed way down. Finally came the answer: “We can pay fine for you later today. And who would later be blogging to the whole world about just how corrupt the police force is in Vrbaška, Republika Srpska, Bosnia-Herzegovina, postal code 78400. When it comes to getting out of a jam, 50 euros is a hefty price to pay.
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Jams Are Fun: Making the Most of a Bad Situation

As we head into a long, dark winter, I find myself thinking about my travel motto: “Jams Are Fun.” That means making the most of a bad situation, rolling with the unexpected, and finding humor, joy, and meaning in the chaos. But now more than ever, it’s important to stay the course, stay positive, and try to find the fun in the jams. I’ve been collecting my own “Jams Are Fun” travel stories for the last few years on my blog. And in the Comments, share your own favorite “Jams Are Fun” stories. What are some of your favorite “Jams Are Fun” memories?
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Keep Looking Forward: 20 Instagram Accounts for Environmental Inspiration

Let’s call it hopescrolling — the art and act of looking for beautiful things and important information to keep us inspired. With the pandemic and election results still looming over our heads, here are 20 of our favorite nature- and environment-related Instagram accounts. ADVERTISEMENTiNaturalistSome of the best photos from the app that helps scientists and everyday citizens keep track of the natural world. Everyday Climate ChangeSix photographers team up to showcase the very real effects of climate change around the world. David AttenboroughThe conservation icon doesn’t plan to be on Instagram very long — hey, he’s in his nineties — but this account is gold.
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Kittie Knox Rode Her Bike Up and Over the 19th Century Color Barrier

It was also in Beantown that a young woman named Kittie Knox picked up her first bike, and rode off into both cycling and civil rights history. Ayesha McGowan, first inaugural Kittie Knox Award recipient from the League of American Bicyclists. “With the Boston delegation is also Miss Kittie Knox, a pretty young colored girl, who rides in the Riverside Cycle Club, Boston’s only colored cycling club,” the article continued. Until February 28, 2021, USA Cycling is hosting the Kittie Knox Challenge, a virtual cycling event to honor her miles ridden between Boston and Asbury Park. Today, in her hometown of Cambridge, cyclists can take to the Kittie Knox Bike Path, a permanent honor to her memory and historical impact.
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Jodie Kidd's ultimate West Sussex pub road trip

It’s a beautiful spot to sit out and have a glass of rosé. We’ve got two rosettes so the food is gastro-pubby but still pubby, not quite Hand and Flowers level, but it’s a lovely little gem in a pretty Sussex village. It’s all about championing these little cottage industries all around us in West Sussex. The pub feels true to the area, both in food and the building’s style. Now read:9 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland9 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland Inspiration 9 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland16 of the best day trips from London16 of the best day trips from London Inspiration 16 of the best day trips from LondonScenic road trips in Scotland
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Johnson and Johnson's COVID Vaccine Is Safer Than the Birth Control Millions Use

A nurse gives a shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru vaccination site targeted to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders at Michael McCoy Elementary School. Meanwhile, hormonal birth control, a medication that millions of women in the U.S. use, can also raise your risk of a blood clot. Pausing the Johnson & Johnson rollout not only risks slowing down the U.S. fight against the pandemic—it may also increase already-rampant distrust of and fuel misinformation about all the coronavirus vaccines. In a Tuesday statement, Johnson & Johnson said that “no clear causal relationship has been established between these rare events” and the company’s vaccine. (Her original Johnson & Johnson jab was cancelled, she said, but she ended up getting a shot of Moderna.)
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Lake Mývatn: North Iceland’s Geothermal Wonderland – Camerons Travels

Our Rick Steves Iceland guidebook co-author, Ian Watson, told me I’d love the Lake Mývatn area. It feels like someone gathered up a half-dozen great American national parks and tucked them into one little corner of North Iceland. And, sure enough, I’m minutes away from one of the region’s most appealing eateries: Cowshed Café. After just 15 minutes, I turn off to see one last spectacular sight in North Iceland: the epic waterfall called Dettifoss. The epic Dettifoss is a fitting grand finale for my visit to the Mývatn area.
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Kelly Loeffler Posed for a Selfie With a Longtime Member of the KKK

Sen. Kelly Loeffler, one of two Georgia Republicans running in the crucial Jan. 5 runoff race that will determine control over the Senate, is trying to distance herself from a lifelong white supremacist she took a selfie with last week. Doles has a long history of racist violence, including a 1993 beating of a Black man at a Maryland traffic light. He also took part in the violent 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, where one counterprotester was killed. Doles told the AP that he’s denounced white supremacy since 2017, allegedly going as far as to address his past in front of an all-Black church congregation. If the two conservative incumbents lose, the Senate will be locked 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, which would make Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the tie-breaking vote.
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LA’s Rich Somehow Got COVID Vaccines Meant for Minority Communities

A man gets his first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Connie Castro, a Los Angeles Unified School District nurse, as LAUSD's first vaccination site opened at the Roybal Learning Center, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. More than 2,000 community organizations have contacted the state about participating in the program, California Office of Emergency Services (OES) spokesperson Brian Ferguson told the Times. AdvertisementBut after those codes became available last week, wealthier people in Los Angeles began getting the codes via group chats and messages, the Times reported. AdvertisementThe Los Angeles situation shows how the well-documented problems with vaccine signups persist. After Massachusetts expanded its COVID-19 eligibility last week, the state’s vaccine appointment locator website crashed for more than two hours, according to Boston.com.
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Learning From Turning All Year

ADVERTISEMENT“We have permits!” I yelled back, shuffling my muddy ski boot off the snow and onto a pile of sun-warmed rocks. The rain-or-shine challenge of Turns All Year beckons us to stop looking for that silver platter of fun and powder days and to go outside anyway. It was July 1 and we were skiing on a mountain covered more with sunburned rock than fields of snow. There are years when the local ski resorts can only open for a few days because the snowpack is so dismal. The rain-or-shine challenge of Turns All Year beckons us to stop looking for that silver platter of fun and powder days and to go outside anyway.
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Leon Crane Survived a Plane Crash and 80 Days in the Alaskan Winter

ADVERTISEMENTLt. Leon Crane’s ordeal began 25,000 feet above that lonely stretch of the Yukon on December 21, 1943. Crane watched Pompeo’s parachute drift over a nearby ridge before he landed up to his waist in snow. After calling out to no response, Crane starting pushing through the snow making for the smoking crash site, some 1/4 mile away. Crane managed to start a fire next to the frozen river using a letter from his father warmed in his breast pocket. Crane survived over 80 days in the Alaskan wilderness, with no training, no experience in the Arctic, and no survival skills.
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Learning to Love Backpacking in the Rain

The first time I got caught backpacking in a serious rain I was an idiot. The—barely there, I admit—sense of potential danger thrilled in a way fair weather backpacking never had. When rain starts, I get a little charge out of donning my rain gear. It’s like a miniature spring in the afternoon, as animals emerge from their bad weather refuges, me included. A little bad weather gives a more complete picture of the backcountry experience than you’d get if you only tramp around in 75-degree perfection.
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Lisbon's Bairro Alto and Fado Music

The Bairro Alto was laid out in the 16th century to house ship workers back when Lisbon was a maritime power and its ships planted the Portuguese flag all over the globe. Five centuries later its character survives, as families who call the Bairro Alto home go back generations. In the evening, the Bairro Alto buzzes with a thriving restaurant scene. And various restaurants serenade diners with the folk music of Lisbon's back streets. Traditionally, simple family-run restaurants entertained guests with fado music.
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Life with covid-19 requires smart thinking about how our risks accumulate - The Washington Post

It’s the same with a coronavirus budget. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has outlined specific criteria for who is at highest risk for worse outcomes from covid-19. The same applies for the coronavirus budget: What activities are essential? Where you live is the single most important determinant of how much more you can fit into your coronavirus budget. The concept of the coronavirus budget works at the community level, too.
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Lily of The Valley, St Tropez - Spa

Planning for a spa holiday? How about Lily of the Valley, St Tropez? In this exclusive article, we will tell you about the luxurious and soothing spa review that will treat you good.
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Listen to Michael Palin Discuss Scottish Mountain Legend Hamish MacInness

MacInness, a decorated mountaineer and rescue expert, became friends with Palin during the filming. ADVERTISEMENT“I rang Hamish from the heart of the Karakorum mountains: ‘I can see K2 how do I get there?’” Palin added to a reporter at Irish News. We’ll be covering his life in a future Historical Badass column, but for now, we wanted to share this wonderful interview with Palin about MacInness. I think I was the worst mountaineer in the team at the time. MacInness is legendary for his work, The Mountain Rescue Handbook, considered “the Bible” of mountain rescue books.
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Lockdown easing dates: What to book for each step of unlocking

Here, we try to break it down into what’s allowed and what you might want to think about booking now. Take a look at our favourite UK holiday rental companies to book with and check out what our team is planning from 12 April. Tabitha Joyce, deputy digital editor‘I’ve booked this cute cottage in the Cotswolds as I was keen to take a holiday as soon as legally possible. Check out our favourite UK hotels and think about the restaurants and pubs worth making a reservation for ahead of time. We’ve all got high hopes of making it to Europe, but for more staycation inspiration read about some of our favourite autumnal UK breaks.
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Livestreams and Punches: Front-Line Workers Suffer From Anti-Mask Conspiracies

AdvertisementAs the anti-mask crew enters the store, ignoring the workers telling them to wear masks, he starts ranting about mask regulations while searching for the soap. Furthermore, when deciding on a staging ground, anti-mask provocateurs often gravitate towards areas with low-wage workers whom they treat as pawns in their stunts. AdvertisementVICE World News spoke to several front-line workers who said they’ve become the de facto enforcers of their employer’s mask and social distancing policy. Their research showed that as the income of the workers rose so did the compliance level of the anti-maskers. It’s not just anger driving some of these anti-maskers to dehumanize front-line workers but a thirst for attention.
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London has some of the best breweries in the UK: These are the ones you should try

Then you’ll love Fourpure. A huge, horseshoe-shaped centrepiece dominates the revamped double-height taproom, with tables all around and a mezzanine level above. Team your brews (choose from Shapeshifter, Juicebox and the best-selling Basecamp) with something from resident street-food van Oh My Dog! Address: Fourpure Brewing Co, Bermondsey Trading Estate, 22 Rotherhithe New Road, Southwark, London SE16 3LLDelivery option? There’s wine, draft cider from Hawkes in Bermondsey and crowd-pleasing food from burgers, wings and fries to vegan fried chicken and wholesome salad bowls.
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Locanda Don Serafino, Sicily review

A Ragusan original carved into a historic hilltop town with a legendary restaurant. Check out this article to get a modest review of Locanda Don Serafino and plan your next dinner date!
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London’s Two Great Churches: St. Paul’s and Westminster Abbey

And the city that rose from the ashes of that fire was decorated by the Wren-designed spires of some 50 churches. Today, it’s the symbol of London’s resilience: its rise from the Great Fire, and of London’s survival of the Blitz of World War II. In the 1800s, Queen Victoria called St. Paul’s “dim, dingy, and ungodly,” so the east end of the church was then slathered with Victorian bling…beautiful Victorian bling. Christopher Wren spent nearly half his life working on St. Paul’s. The abbey is filled with the remains of people who put the Great in Britain — saints, musicians, scientists, and soldiers.
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Madrid and Its Love of Ham

No major sight is more than a 20-minute walk or a five-minute cab ride from Madrid’s lively main square the Puerto del Sol. My Spanish friend and fellow tour guide Carlos Galvin is joining us to share a local’s insight into Madrid’s culture and food. If Spain had a national food it would probably be jamón — that’s ham. The eatery, called the Museum of Ham, is tastefully decorated…unless you’re a vegetarian, or a pig. Rick: So in Spain you don’t just say "ham"?
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Lyon, France's Proud Second City

Despite being one of France's largest cities, Lyon has an old center that feels peaceful and manageable. Check out this article to know Lyon became one of the leading cities in France since ancient Roman times.
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London's National Gallery and Tower of London

And, overlooking it, is the National Gallery, with London's greatest collection of European paintings. The National Gallery lets you tour the sweeping story of European art without ever crossing the Channel. The Tower of London goes back to the Norman Conquest. This original tower — the White Tower — gave the castle complex its name. The tower marks the oldest part of London — a district called “The City.” Today this is the financial center of Britain.
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Love in the Time of Corona

Call me a romantic, but I don’t believe some rude little virus should get in the way of love, or, at least, in the way of dating. Host a remote movie dateUnder less cataclysmic circumstances, I love seeing a movie in a theater on a date. In lieu of going to a theater, schedule a remote movie date. Take a (virtual) museum strollGoing to a museum is another great date option that corona wanted to ruin but CAN’T. If your date is 420-friendly, you can both light up and pretend you’re in Amsterdam at the Van Gogh Museum.
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Maramureș: Romania’s Living Folk Museum

At the fringe of the country, tucked next to the Ukrainian border, is Romania’s most isolated region: Maramureș. The gates protect family compounds: along with the home, you’ll find a barn, a garden, and an old-time dipping well. After dinner, the evening continues in the music room, where Ana’s husband gets out his violin and shares some rousing folk music. Even modern churches are still built in the traditional wooden style. In 1935, a local woodcarver — reviving an old tradition — began adorning what’s known as the “merry cemetery” with a forest of vivid memorials.
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Many Climbers Claiming 8,000-Meter Summits Are Wrong

And whether by confusion or expediency, many have also missed the higher of the twin tops on Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters). There hasn’t been a lot of climbing activity since the piece came out, so people haven’t had to deal with it. You write also that most of these missed summits were honest mistakes, and that the earlier climbers didn’t have access to the technology that’s available today. If we set aside the professional climbers for a moment, the majority of the people that are claiming these false summits today, often unknowingly, are guided clients. And so I didn’t actually pay that much attention.
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Marfa, Texas, Surprises Us Again

Marfa, Texas, was destined to be a funky desert town in the proverbial middle of nowhere. It’s certainly quirky, and there are likely at least a few hermits and misanthropes around town, but Marfa has evolved into a compelling, cultural West Texas outpost. Inspired by the starkness of the landscape, Marfa produced – and still cultivates – a strong minimalism movement in the art world. The Marfa weeHouse was designed by Alchemy, a Minnesota-based architecture firm that pioneered this particular style of tiny (and not-so tiny) home. The Marfa weeHouse is 440 square-feet of horizon-watching relaxation.
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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Using Vaccine Passports to Spread Anti-Vaxx Disinformation

Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it's causing, and what we should do about it. “They are actually talking about people’s ability to buy and sell linked to the vaccine passport,” Greene tweeted. AdvertisementWhen someone pointed this out to Greene however, the freshman lawmaker responded by calling the plan “corporate communism.”“The private companies that do not mandate vaccine passports will have more customers and money than they can comprehend,” Greene wrote. Despite this, right-wing lawmakers in the U.S. appear to believe the Biden’s government has some sort of nefarious goal in helping develop these passports. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who like Greene has previously voiced support for QAnon, called the passports “unconstitutional,” while Rep. Jim Jordan from Ohio compared the introduction of vaccine passports to the passports immigrants present on the southern border.
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Mask-Wearing Is a Very New Fashion in Paris (and a Lot of Other Places)

In France, a strong belief that the French would culturally reject the practice — and confidence that masks could be imported quickly if needed — has contributed to a desperate shortage. In the past decade, France’s formidable national stockpile of masks shrank from 1.7 billion to 150 million at the outset of the current pandemic. The debate over the simple face mask has sometimes evolved into a larger discussion over the role of the individual in society, pitting the West’s individualism against Asia’s collectivism. President Trump appeared to embody that ambivalence when, even as he announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now endorsed widespread mask-wearing, he said he would not wear one himself. Frédéric Keck, a French anthropologist specializing in pandemics, said that, in the West, mask-wearing was seen through an individual’s perspective.
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Matt Gaetz Spent 4 Years Sucking Up to Trump — and Trump Just Abandoned Him

Rep. Matt Gaetz spent four years fashioning himself into one of former President Donald Trump’s top allies in Congress. “Not a lot of people are surprised” by the allegations against Gaetz, another person involved with Trump’s post-presidency told Politico. “Well, you gotta give the fans on Fox what they want, but I do love Donald Trump,” Hill recalled Gaetz telling her. (The Justice Department has not confirmed the existence of the investigation, though Gaetz has repeatedly said he’s being investigated and Nelson appeared to confirm that Monday.) The Justice Department has stayed silent on the nature of the investigation.
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Meet One of the Last Real-Deal Surfboard Craftsmen

Shapers who stocked local shops with a few boards, but spent most of their time making custom board orders for locals. If you wanted one of their boards you’d usually walk into a surf shop and fill out a Xeroxed form with a drawing of a surfboard on it. I have a Steve Coletta board that I cherish more than even the boards I’ve made myself. ADVERTISEMENTA few months later, my local San Francisco surf shop called to tell me my board was ready for pickup. Good for Steve.
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Meet, and Save, Slim Pickins, A Very Cool Outdoor Shop

Meet, and Save, Slim Pickins, A Very Cool Outdoor ShopIn downtown Stephenville, Texas, a small town smack in the middle of the state, there’s an old Recall Drugs storefront that, in 2017, became Slim Pickins, the nation’s first Black-owned outdoor gear shop. Jahmicah pondered leaving the town, a traditional cowboy-centric Texas place, but decided to make his, and his family’s stand right there in Stephenville. A dedicated angler, Dawes wanted a shop that the Black community could feel comfortable walking into, maybe learning a new skill, a new way to be. Together with The Outbound Collective, Slim Pickins put together a great short film about their shop, their community, and, whether they meant to or not, the film taps into that love we all have of our own gear shops. The film is below, and if you feel so inclined, here is a link to their GoFundMe page.
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Meet the African-based project helping save the environment

‘Restoring the land is a matter of survival.’ The semi-arid area runs the width of Africa south of the Sahara Desert. It faces droughts and desertification, and is a stark example of how the climate crisis and land degradation cause conflict and migration. It follows Modja through the Sahel, meeting those directly affected by land degradation and using music to raise global awareness of this ground-breaking initiative. AdvertisementThe Great Green Wall film poster‘Thirty million people survive on Lake Chad’s ecosystem. ‘We are now in a race against time,’ Modja says in a speech at the UN in New York.
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Meet the Fishermen Who Caught the Fish in Your Aquarium

He earned PHP4 for three days of work in the 1970s, selling one reef fish for 10 to 50 centavos. In 1993, at 27 years old, Mang Cito received an offer to be an aquarium fish diver in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mang Cito, then, traded education for a life at sea to continue providing for his family as the first-born son. Historically, the highest concentration of reef fish species could be found in the Visayas region. In the latest assessment of the Philippines’ marine ornamental fish industry, over 60 percent of the total supply of these types of fish come from Region 4A, where Batangas is located.
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Meet the female farmers changing the face of Australian agriculture

She fell for ‘another world and life, meeting phenomenal people who I made honest connections with, something I lost living in the city’. ‘I love station life; it is where I’ve learned my skills and what has made me who I am,’ says Gordon. A case in point is Camille Camp, head stockwoman at her family’s Kalyeeda Station in Kimberley. The day closes with an ice-cold stubby of beer and a hearty dinner before lights-out at 8pm in a simple, demountable donga. Days off are spent exploring new bush territory, swimming in isolated water holes and taking part in rodeo.
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Meet the Gen Z campaigners fighting for environmental justice

Climate justice has increasingly grabbed headlines since, and many of those driving positive action to protect the environment are still at school. Just as with the topic of sustainability as a whole, the cause of climate change is complex. There are no humans without the earth.’AdvertisementOluwaseyi MoejohTO SOLVE THE CRISIS WE NEED GLOBAL CITIZENS. Ask the University of Buenos Aires political science student what he thinks the biggest causes of climate change are and you won’t hear clichés. ‘To solve the crisis, we need global citizens.
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Lime Tree Hotel London: a great-value hideout in Belgravia

AdvertisementThe generous double bedroom at Lime Tree Hotel, LondonWhat can we expect from our room? Read next The best hotels in Kent Places To Stay The best hotels in KentDining space at Lime Tree Hotel, LondonHow about the food and drink? Living area at Lime Tree Hotel, LondonRead next Are UK hotels open? The garden at Lime Tree Hotel, LondonAnything else? Now read:The best hotels in the UK 2021The best hotels in the UK 2021 Places To Stay The best hotels in the UK 2021The best London staycactions right nowAdvertisementThe best London staycations right now Inspiration The best London staycations right nowBulgari Hotel London: a masterclass in elegance
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Meet the Guy Who Teaches Wilderness SAR Teams About Wilderness

You see, in my family, you had to know ‘the story’ of the plants and the landscape around you. I slowly started to consider that maybe, just maybe, I had received a different kind of indoctrination to my peers. After I left school, I discovered that clambering over increasingly steep and dangerous sections of mountainside could be good fun. I wanted to reconnect with those childhood studies and share a different type of knowledge with those I journeyed into the wilderness with. Police officers, SAR teams and military units would seem, at first glance, like a diverse range of clients.
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Milk Bar Heaven in Kraków

Looking to try something new? How about authentic traditional specialties for suspiciously low prices? Yes, this hidden gem in Poland lets you dive into the unique polish taste.
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Milan’s La Scala Opera House

Milan is home to possibly the world's most prestigious opera house, La Scala. Since it opened in 1778, La Scala has been committed to hosting the grandest of operas in all their intended glory. Check out this article to know more.
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Missed Out on Outdoor Gear Last Spring? It’s Back in Stock—But Not for Long

Last year, pandemic-related stock shortages made it difficult to get ahold of the outdoor gear you might have been seeking to properly celebrate the season. Go campingInterest in camping spiked in 2020, and gear such as tents and sleeping bags flew off the shelves. It’s a little easier these days to find the equipment you need to go camping this spring and summer. It’s also a great way for first-time campers to learn their preferences before dropping a ton of cash on gear of their own. Hop into the saddleAre you ready to feel the wind against your face as you whiz down hills on your bike this spring?
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Michelin reveals UK and Ireland's top sustainable restaurants in Green Star 2021 list

The Green Star, or four-leaf clover, marks sustainable dining and will appear in all future additions of the 121-year-old Michelin Guide. The symbol celebrates the restaurants holding themselves accountable for both their ethical and environmental standards. Lots of these joints work with eco-conscious producers and suppliers to avoid waste and reduce or even remove plastic and other non-recyclable materials from their supply chain. Check out our list of Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK and Ireland to see the 2021 winners. Now read:2021's new Michelin-star restaurants revealed2021's new Michelin-star restaurants revealed Eating & Drinking 2021's new Michelin-star restaurants revealed10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35Advertisement10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35 Eating & Drinking 10 Michelin-starred lunches for under £35The most beautiful restaurants in London
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Moab Arch Sees 100,000th Yoga Pose

We could use a little humor this week, so laugh along with us. Friday morning, Melissa Fortnoy of Aurora, Colorado, slowly bent into Warrior Pose on top of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, and recorded the 100,000th yoga pose performed on top of the iconic sandstone formation. Park staff would prefer hikers not walk on top of the arch, but that obviously hasn’t stopped more than 100,000 practicing yogis, and others who don’t mind the exposure to the east. Moab’s most famous arch, Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, doesn’t draw nearly the amount of yogists, according to McCann. “I don’t do yoga, but I get it,” McMann said.
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Mitch McConnell Just Slammed Trump’s Plan to Pull Out of Afghanistan

(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just took a big swipe at President Trump over his reported plan to slash U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, displaying a rare split from the president. McConnell has defended Trump for years through major controversies, including an impeachment and Trump’s refusal to admit that he lost the 2020 election. "A rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan now would hurt our allies and delight, delight, the people who wish us harm,” McConnell said. The U.S. currently has about 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 troops in Iraq, according to CNN. McConnell compared a rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan to what he called America’s “humiliating” pullout from Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
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Model Angela Lindvall's favourite sustainable places in the world

The island has many incredible experiences, but the Aman hotels are particularly special, and also work with the community. I live in Topanga Canyon, and Inn of the Seventh Ray is another favourite. Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to heal the planet. All the locations for the Netflix thriller Style & Culture Where is 'The One' filmed? All the locations for the Netflix thrillerAngela Lindvall organises mindfulness and yoga workshops through her platform Peace Begins in MeLike this?
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Modernism and Gaudi: Art Nouveau in Barcelona

The 19th century was a boom time for Barcelona. By 1850, the city was busting out of its medieval walls. A new town called the Eixample (or "expansion") was planned to follow a grid-like layout. Check out this article to know what happened next!
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Moderna's COVID Vaccine Is 94.5% Effective and Can Be Stored in a Home Fridge

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, phlebotomist Mayra Fernandez gets ready to take vials of blood from study participant Julio Li, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Taimy Alvarez)The COVID vaccine being tested by pharmaceutical company Moderna had an efficacy rate of 94.5 percent, a “truly outstanding” result, according to top infectious disease doctor Dr. Anthony Fauci. The results came from a study of more than 30,000 participants, according to an independent, government-appointed review board. “It's just as good as it gets -- 94.5% is truly outstanding.”Vaccinations could begin in the second half of next month, according to Fauci. Last week, Pfizer announced that its vaccine candidate was more than 90% effective, making it the first company to release results from a late-stage trial in the U.S. for a vaccine candidate.
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Monolith Disappears in Utah, Another Appears in Romania, Whoops, It’s Gone Too

Monolith Disappears in Utah, Another Appears in Romania, Whoops, It’s Gone TooLast week the whole world took a serious interest in the otherwise oft-ignored southern Utah desert when a 10-foot metal monolith was discovered. That remoteness did not stop people from somehow figuring out where it was and venturing out to try to get a much closer look. Photographer Ross Bernards went to visit the monolith and was stunned to see a group of visitors topple the monolith, break it into pieces, and cart it away. Another metal monolith is spotted, this time in Romania pic.twitter.com/K4BkfoVKSX — Reuters (@Reuters) December 1, 2020Will this be the end? Have the artists, or the aliens, or the alien artists satisfied themselves?
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Mount Etna: Sicily’s Lively Volcano

At about 11,000 feet, Mount Etna, Europe’s biggest volcano, towers majestically above the villages and farmland of the east coast. Today, the slopes of Etna are renowned for their fertile soil and some of the finest vineyards in Sicily. Salvino: We’re in the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano, and actually a great wine region. What we have here is volcanic soil. Etna, just like the rest of Sicily, has been producing grapes for thousands of years, but only in the last three decades has the quality of Etna wine achieved such great notoriety and prestige.
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Montenegro: The Black Mountain of the Former Yugoslavia

The black mountains that define this basin gave this country its name, Montenegro. Most of people from Montenegro are actually Serbian Orthodox Christians. Rick: That, in part, really kind of substantiates the fact that this is the most important religious place in Montenegro. As you can see, actually what makes hams for Montenegro different than hams from, you can say, other part of the Mediterranean coast is actually the process of smoking. Every 10 or 15 days, people who are doing that process are testing actually if the meat is good.
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Mountain Bike-Loving Bentonville, Arkansas, Will Pay You $10k to Move There

Mountain Bike-Loving Bentonville, Arkansas, Will Pay You $10k to Move There“It’s Pleasantville for a mountain biker and it’s a region with people behind it that are willing to do whatever it takes to grow the sport,” said Pinkbike’s Daniel Sapp this summer in an article about Bentonville, Arkansas, which has recently secured the trademark for “Mountain Bike Capital of the World.”Avid mountain bikers have probably heard whispers of Bentonville as a destination, but, at least for the Northwest Arkansas Council, not enough mountain bikers with good job experience have moved to Bentonville to live, so they’re sweetening the pot. For the next six months, they’re committed to spending a million bucks attracting young professionals to the area with $10,000 cash and $600 toward the purchase of a new bike. They’re gearing for remote workers, and, in fact, you must have a full-time remote job to be considered. You also must be willing and able to move within the next six months. But to take advantage of the riding, you really wanna be in Bentonville.
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Mumbai: female entrepreneurs changing rules in the city

Suhani JalotaThis isn’t just a revolution played out through creative circles; young Indian women are challenging the status quo in every aspect of the female experience. Suhani Jalota’s Myna Mahila Foundation, whose mission is to break down taboos around menstruation and end period poverty, is tackling wider challenges in Mumbai’s slums. It offers education, a support network and financial independence by empowering women through employment. ‘I see a lot of that “I’m not going to take s*** any longer” attitude now,’ adds Charanjiva. Now read:The best things to do in Mumbai, India10 Amazing Things to Do in... Mumbai City Breaks 10 Amazing Things to Do in... MumbaiFive charitable organisations empowering local women in IndiaFive charitable organisations empowering local women in India Inspiration Five charitable organisations empowering local women in IndiaThe best shopping in Mumbai
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Munich’s Art Gallery, Reflecting German History

As the capital of Bavaria for centuries, Munich was able to amass lots of great art. The Alte Pinakothek — or "old painting gallery" — shows off Bavaria’s best collection of European masterpieces from the 14th through the 18th centuries, featuring work by many of the greats. Paintings give a peek at the tumultuous events as Germany woke from its medieval slumbers and entered a new epoch. When this individualism met church authority, sparks flew. Albrecht Dürer actually met Martin Luther, he was impressed by his ideas, and became one of his supporters.
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Mysterious Monolith Update: New Mysterious Monolith Appears in Romania

See More →An almost identical structure to the now-famous Utah monolith has been found across the world in Romania. The European monolith is only a few feet away from where an ancient Dacian fortress once stood, according to The Daily Mail. In a comment on a post asking to find the monolith’s location, they explain the red Utah rock was a giveaway. Lastly, the Redditor looked at the helicopter’s flight path, which started in Monticello, Utah, according to the post, and they followed it until the chopper went off radar. In a direct message to Motherboard, they explain Google Earth images from 2015 and before show no monolith.
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My Ultralight Is More Ultralight Than Yours

ADVERTISEMENTThis is the moment of shame, and we’ve all been there, whether we acknowledge it or not. You would like to think of yourself as a purist, an expert on ultralight backpacking or fastpacking or just fitting everything inside your pack. You are calculating calories per ounce of certain foods to determine which will be the most effective for your trip. You are cutting extra straps off, removing zipper pulls, doing everything you can to cut your pack weight. Then you throw a flask of whiskey in the top of the pack (what are we, savages?
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Napa Flats Wood Fired Kitchen

Cuisine inspired by California flavors with an Italian flair, made from scratch and then prepared in an open kitchen over a wood-fired grill. Enjoy the great dining experience here at Napa Flats Wood Fired Kitchen!
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Neal Moore’s Two-Year Canoe Journey Across America and Into the Light

I woke up at first light and my canoe was gone and most of my gear was gone. Part of going ahead despite the pandemic was making a commitment not to call on others if I got into trouble—not to put them at risk or pull resources away from others. I did the Mississippi River in 2009 from the source to New Orleans. What I really like about a journey like this is you have your physical journey, which in itself is awesome. And when we put ourselves into the water you’re able to let go a little bit.
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Neo-Nazi Terrorists Planned Fortified Compound in Michigan

Following a joint FBI and Michigan State Police investigation, Watkins was charged with gang membership for his association with the Base and using computers to commit a felony. “We are buying houses and land and fortifying them,” said Watkins under an alias on the encrypted chat app, Wire, in early 2020. The chatroom was a place where members of different affiliations mingled and discussed the state of their violent movement. In early 2020, the Base was hit with a series of high-profile arrests of many of its most prominent members. But in the midst of the chaos, its Michigan cell, led by Watkins, remained intact.
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Nature's Miracle Just For Cats Advanced High Sided Cat Litter Box

I have a sweet older kitty who can't climb over high sides or down into a top entry box due to arthritis. The entrance is nice and low so she doesn't have to hurt herself to get in, and the high sides contain almost all of the mess from her obsessive pawing. A little bit of litter naturally tracks out with her or gets kicked out if she happens to paw towards the entrance, but everywhere else there is no litter outside the box. Can't I have a sweet older kitty who can't climb over high sides or down into a top entry box due to arthritis. The entrance is nice and low so she doesn't have to hurt herself to get in, and the high sides contain almost all of the mess from her obsessive pawing.
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Neuschwanstein: “Mad” King Ludwig’s Castle in Bavaria

And it’s a land of fairy-tale castles — and the most spectacular: the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria, a.k.a. "Mad" King Ludwig. Hohenschwangau Castle, Ludwig’s boyhood home, looks much like it did in 1836. This is young King Ludwig’s bedroom. King Ludwig intended to sit on a gold-and-ivory throne in the company of six historic kings who were made saints.
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Nestlé’s Cookie AI Looks Creepy As Hell, But Could Improve Your Baking

I'm feeling slightly judged by the face staring back at me. AdvertisementRuth does not seem amused by my unrelated speech; she’s here to talk about cookies, and I keep stalling. She gives me two options, for a recipe walkthrough or to customize my cookies, and it begins: I have entered the portal into Nestlé’s new Cookie Coach helpline. She was created in response to recipe troubleshooting questions that came into Nestlé’s customer service line, as Nestlé’s head of digital strategy & innovation Orchid Bertelsen announced on Twitter Tuesday morning. As a proficient baker, I’m not sure I need quite this much guidance personally, but I’m slightly reassured and amused to know that there’s someone there to troubleshoot the baking process with me, even if Ruth’s surreal appearance unsettles me a little.
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New coronavirus cases in the U.S. soar to highest single-day total

Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said, while the other states are not penalizing people for violating the “travel advisory.” Connecticut Gov. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have seen infections slow, while cases and hospitalizations have accelerated in many states in the South and West. “Learned that lesson.”Emphasizing the Northeast region’s progress, Connecticut Gov. Early in the coronavirus pandemic, in March, Florida Gov. New York was the main hot spot of the U.S. outbreak, while Florida had roughly 1,200 confirmed cases and 17 deaths.
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New Videos Show BLM Protester Running Away From Cops Before Being Fatally Shot

Screenshot of surveillance video of Jorge Gomez' fatal shooting at the hands of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Police say Gomez was also carrying a handgun in his backpack, which violates Nevada’s open carry laws. Police say they asked Gomez, who attorneys say was headed toward his parked car, to comply with orders to leave. After a brief exchange, one of the officers, who Gonzalez identified as Officer John Squeo, shot five non-lethal beanbag rounds. Police say Gomez raised his gun toward the four officers who had just arrived, prompting them to shoot at the man 19 times.
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New York City on a Budget: 17 Money-Saving Tips

Looking to fly to New York? Planning a budget trip to your favorite city? Check out this amazing article and get yourself 17 money-saving tips that can help you spend a great time in New York City without stressing too much on your pocket.
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Nice and Naughty: Santa Is a Sex Symbol

This year, Santa's parade arrival was pre-taped, as the parade organizers attempted to navigate around a pandemic to approximate some normalcy. But one thing remains constant in the holiday tradition: Santa is not just the star of the secular show from here until 2021, but a timeless sex symbol, and more people should say it. There are the old classic songs like "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" and "Santa Baby," two songs so unsubtle it's amazing anyone listens to them in the same rooms as their grandparents. Santa is Christmas' Porn Pizza Guy. Dozens, if not hundreds, of porn plots have taken advantage of these very tropes in their holiday content.
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New Yorker Suspends Jeffrey Toobin for Masturbating on Zoom Call

The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a Zoom video chat between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. I thought I had muted the Zoom video,” he added. There were also a handful of other producers on the call from the New Yorker and WNYC. At this point, they said, it seemed like Toobin was on a second video call. New Yorker spokesperson Natalie Raabe said: “Jeffrey Toobin has been suspended while we investigate the matter.”Toobin’s Conde Nast email has been disabled and he has not tweeted since October 13.
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Nicholas Clinch Proved American Teams Could Make First Ascents Too

Despite a nickname that makes it seem diminutive, Hidden Peak soars to over 26,500 feet the Karakoram range in northeast Pakistan. It’s also the only 8,000-meter peak with a first ascent nabbed by an American climbing team. That drive got two men to the top of Hidden Peak in the spring of 1958, before anyone else: Pete Schoening and Andy Kauffman. As in: “The plane ticket cost me five squirrels.”In 2006, a peak near Mount Vinson, reaching 15,900 feet into the sky was named Clinch Peak. ***You can still find copies of Clinch’s account of the Hidden Peak climb, A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak.
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Nîmes in Southern France: Roman Ruins and a Bullfight

The Pont du Gard reminds us that throughout the ancient world, aqueducts were stone flags heralding the greatness of Rome. It was a critical link, helping keep a steady river of water flowing cross-country to Nîmes — one of the Roman Empires largest cities. The Pont du Gard’s main arch is the largest the Romans ever built — 80 feet across. All this work was designed to bring water into the still grand Roman city of Nîmes. Nîmes' Arena — which is still in use — is considered the best preserved from ancient Rome.
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No Cooking No Problem For These Nut Butter Morning Oats

Nut Butter Morning Oats is a delicious, backpacker-friendly version of popular overnight oats recipes. If you’re an ultralight hiker and prefer to go stoveless or you’re not always a fan of a hot breakfast but need calories for the miles ahead, we’ve got you covered.
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No, more testing doesn’t explain the rise of covid-19 cases in the U.S.

ADADBut a closer look at the state of testing in the United States shows that this theory is dangerously wrong. It is true that the United States has dramatically expanded testing for the virus that causes covid-19. At the beginning of April, when testing was constrained at around 20,000 tests per day, positivity reached a peak of 50 percent. That’s the pattern health officials would like to see in testing, but it is not the prevailing pattern across the United States. ADADOverall test positivity in the United States has fallen dramatically (partly because we tested so few people early on).
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No Word From Winter K2 As Sleepless Summit Push Enters Third Day

They last spoke to their base camp manager at nightfall Friday, approximately 6 p.m., telling him they were pressing on for the summit. Snorri and the Sadparas started from base camp Wednesday morning, climbing to Camp 2 that day and arriving in Camp 3 early Thursday afternoon. Sherpa Pasang Norbu, who on Thursday morning began an audacious bid to climb base-to-summit-to-base in one go, has returned to base camp after reaching Camp 3. Skatov’s fiancé, who was in base camp with him, flew with the body to the regional capital Skardu. Top Photo: Muhammad Ali Sadpara on the summit of K2, summer 2018
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North Carolina Claims Prisoners Who Died of COVID Didn't Die of COVID

Bingham was the ninth prisoner to die of COVID-19 in North Carolina—or at least, he would have been counted as such. The death certificates confirmed the deaths due to COVID-19 that North Carolina’s prison system announced, through September 20, when the deadliest months for North Carolina prisoners were yet to come. North Carolina has had relatively few prisoners die of the virus compared to other states, such as California and Michigan. Known as the Office of Corrections Ombuds, it has provided independent reports on state prison conditions and data throughout the pandemic. This decision about whether a prisoner’s death is COVID-19-related is made internally, by the prison system’s chief medical officer, according to Bull.
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'Nomadland': where was it filmed?

Frances and David Strathairn McDormand in Nomadland © 20TH CENTURY STUDIOS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PROPERTY OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES. A road movie set among the van-dwelling nomad community of the American West, it’s based on a non-fiction work by journalist Jessica Bruder. AdvertisementFrances McDormand in Nomadland © 20TH CENTURY STUDIOS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. PROPERTY OF SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES.
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Normal Won’t Feel Like ‘Normal’ For a While

The tragedy is many of us won’t, experts say, and it might take a few months for everything to feel “normal again” even once the pandemic is finally over. Here’s what transitioning back to normal will look like—and feel like:Where are we at right now? “If they know their temperature will be checked, that may keep (symptomatic people) at home,” Hoption Cann said. “Some people who are vaccinated can still get infected, but generally have milder illness,” Hoption Cann said. The way leaders have responded to the virus likely influenced how scared people have been during the pandemic—and how reckless.
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Norway’s Natural Wonders: Mountains, Fjords, and Glaciers

Norway's lunar-like mountain-scapes and deep fjords were shaped by glaciers that covered most of the Continent 10,000 years ago. Rivers of ice like this carved huge valleys creating the defining feature of Norway's landscape. Check out this article to unleash the beauty.
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Norwegian Psyche in Its Art: Romantic Art, Munch’s "Scream," and Vigeland Sculptures

This genre peaked in the late 19th century, during the Romantic period, which stressed the power and beauty of nature. The birch tree — standing boldly front and center — is a standard -symbol for the politically downtrodden Norwegian people: battered yet still standing. This painting — Low Church Devotion by Tidemand, from 1848 — shows a dissenting Lutheran church group (of which there were many in the 19th century). Rather than accept the Norwegian king's "High Church," they worshipped independently, in a humble home. Today Vigeland's park is beloved by the people of Oslo.
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Norway’s Great Composer, Edvard Grieg

In the late 19th century, Norway's greatest artists and musicians called Bergen home. And just outside of town, is Troldhaugen, the home of Norway's greatest composer, Edvard Grieg. Touring his home takes you back to the Romantic age when Grieg was a major player among European composers. Composing at the turn of the 20th century, Grieg fused simple Norwegian folk tunes with the flamboyance of Europe's Romantic style. With a setting like this, Grieg fans become tuned into nature and nature lovers become tuned in to Grieg.
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Now’s a Great Time to Become a Backyard Naturalist — Here’s How

Experts say you can find nature where you are already — whether that’s your backyard, a window box, or whatever sliver of wild is within reach. If you’re not sure where to start, try birds. “Backyard birding by putting out feeders is a lot of people’s entrée into the birding world,” says Andrea Jones, director of bird conservation for Audubon California. Or a lack of insect-eating birds could indicate a loss of insects from things like pesticides and insecticides, Jones says. This is an opportunity to appreciate what you’ve got in your backyard, says Jones.
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Nürnberg and the Holy Roman Emperor

With one of Europe’s largest pedestrian zones, the city of half a million has the charm of a smaller town. The Holy Roman Emperor ruled much of Europe for over a thousand years. Check out this article to know more.
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Nürnberg Rallies: The Stage for Hitler’s Propaganda

Nürnberg, so steeped in German history, was nicknamed the "most German of German cities." And it was here, in Nürnberg, that Hitler declared the Third Reich — a powerful German empire to last a thousand years. When Hitler took power, he made Nürnberg's Zeppelin Field the site of his enormous Nazi Party rallies. Inspirational images from Leni Riefenstahl's propaganda movie Triumph of the Will were filmed at the 1934 Nürnberg rallies, and then shown in theaters and schoolroom throughout the country. Nürnberg shows the enormous power of fascism's secret weapon-: propaganda.
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Nürnberg: Destruction in World War II

While this church, along with the rest of the city was heavily bombed in World War II, much of its art survived, thanks to heroic and creative efforts by its citizens. One part of Nürnberg that avoided bomb damage was underground — its vast and long-established network of waterways, tunnels, and beer cellars. It’s also where countless art treasures — both local and looted — were safely hidden away. That, for example, [is] where guards used to be who protected the artworks, which were stored in here during the second world war. We didn’t just stash the art treasures down here — they were carefully packed.
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NYPD Cop Caught Saying 'Trump 2020!' on Squad Car's Loudspeaker Suspended Without Pay

A still taken from the viral video posted to Twitter by Brandon Hines. The New York City Police Department suspended one of its officers after viral video footage appeared to show the cop using their patrol car’s loudspeaker to declare their support for President Donald Trump. “Trump 2020,” the officer said over the patrol vehicle’s loudspeaker, according to a video posted by Twitter user Brandon Hines. BI-DEN!” Hines said in a tweet sharing the video Saturday, the first day of early voting in New York. Just last week, a Miami police officer was accused of voter intimidation after he wore a “Trump 2020” face mask to an early-voting site while in uniform.
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NXIVM Survivor India Oxenberg on Why She Didn't Believe She Was Brainwashed

Oxenberg’s involvement in NXIVM didn’t begin in 2015, and it didn’t start with blackmail or sex slavery. She first learned about his life coaching venture NXIVM from her mother, Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg, back in 2011. “I was groomed and coerced without my consent for nearly five years before I even had a relationship with Keith Raniere,” Oxenberg said. When Catherine Oxenberg went to the press about DOS in 2017, India says NXIVM suggested her own mother was a psychopath. Raniere’s sentencing comes a month after NXIVM funder Clare Bronfman was sentenced to six years and nine months in federal prison.
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Olympic National Park Hall of Mosses

Inside the Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park, there was a short 3/4 mile loop called the Hall of Mosses. Initially, we skipped the short loop, because we thought the scenery would be comparable to the longer hike. Plus, we wanted to see how far we could get on the rainforest trail first. Photos from the Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park:PinThere were mossy trees on the hoh rainforest trail but none like these. PinPinThis short loop highlighted the best of the Hoh Rainforest.
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On Day One, Biden Moves to Undo Trump’s Environment, Public Lands Policies

On the schedule for President Biden’s first day on the job? Moving quickly to reverse Trump’s business and energy-first environmental policies. According to Gina McCarthy, President Biden’s national climate advisor, Biden will move immediately to sign more than a dozen executive orders today, one of which will direct federal officials to tackle 100 different projects meant to undo Trump’s environmental legacy. Biden will also immediately cease construction of the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, a giant relief to conservationists in the Southwest, outraged by the construction of a wall through a sensitive and wild ecosystem. Within his broader push to undo Trump’s environmental decisions, Biden will also restore Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments to their original sizes, reversing the Trump administration’s shrinking and opening of them to oil and gas drilling.
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One Man's 16-Year Journey to Release an MMO Made Entirely By Themselves

Long before the video game industry was interested in making tools accessible for the average person, software like RPG Toolkit was absolutely essential. He was 10 years old at the time, and it would be several years before Johansson started on Key to Heaven. Johansson started making single-player adventures in RPG Toolkit, before feeling his ambition grow. Key to Heaven was an MMO, and an MMO needs players for it to function. "I ended up searching online using Google and 'top 100' lists to find '2D open world online RPG games,'" said Fisher.
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On Winter K2 The Search For Missing Climbers Comes To Reluctant End

Five days after Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri, and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto launched their summit bid on Winter K2, and more than 100 hours since they were last seen from base camp, the search for the missing climbers has effectively ended. A fourth climber, Ali’s son Sajid Sadpara, 22, descended Saturday to base camp in winds as high as 60 miles per hour after waiting overnight for the others. Their departure marks the bitter end of a season that on January 16 saw the first winter ascent of K2. “When I was putting the regulator on, the oxygen started to leak because it didn’t fit well,” Sajid Sadpara said. Sajid Sadpara believes they reached the summit and met an accident on the way down.
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Only One Republican Senator Is Expected to Vote Against Amy Coney Barrett Tonight

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one of only two Republican senators who might have voted against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, announced Saturday that, actually, she will vote for Barrett after all. And when it does, I will be a yes.”After a procedural vote Sunday, the Senate is set to hold a final confirmation vote on Barrett on Monday evening. Although every Democrat is expected to vote against Barrett, Republicans’ 53-47 majority in the Senate means there’s next to no chance that they will fail to confirm Barrett. Barrett, who will cement a conservative 6-3 majority on the Supreme Court, is likely to be sworn in as soon as possible. That will let her participate in oral arguments in a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act that will come before the Supreme Court in November.
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One Wild Week Road Tripping in Idaho

How to get to Thousand Springs: Getting to Thousand Springs is a little tricky. Along Highway 30, there is a big sign that says Thousand Springs Resort. Turn around and right after you cross over the bridge, turn east on the State Fish Hatchery Road through the Hagerman Wildlife Management Area. You will work your way through some farm roads in the direction of a road called “Thousand Springs Grade”. This steep road leads you into a park right next to the Thousand Springs.
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OnlyFans Bans Public Sex

OnlyFans content creators can no longer share images and videos featuring sex in "public places," the latest entry into the platform's already lengthy list of content it forbids. AdvertisementAs of archives saved in mid-February, no mention of public places was included in OnlyFans' Terms of Use, so this change is a new addition within the last month. The definition of "public" and "lewd" vary between states, however, with some states defining it as public if passers-by can see it—but there are no federal laws against public nudity. AdvertisementEden said she suspects that OnlyFans' terms of service, which fluctuate often, are due to payment processors' strict rules that are biased against the adult industry. Obviously, anything remotely illegal, like public sex could be in some places, would be seen as risky to a bank.
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Our editor-in-chief on how to get through this madness

Celebrating and supporting the travel industry. We are most satisfied when we track down the small, the independent, the curious and brilliant finds that don’t cost a fortuneRead next The best travel deals for 2021 Inspiration The best travel deals for 2021Ah, I love that film. I have to keep walking away from conversations because either a) I’m not hearing stuff correctly; b) I’m not hearing stuff because I don’t care; c) I’m not hearing stuff because I’m deaf; d) I’m not hearing stuff because what I’m hearing is not convenient to my current truth; e) I’m not hearing stuff because everyone is talking rubbish; or f) I’m not hearing stuff because if I listened properly it would mean I have to answer and I no longer have anything to say. That are special and one-off and lovely as can be, because all these places continue to need a helping hand. Celebrating and supporting the entirely reasonable in a world that gets madder by the minute.
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Osprey Packs StraightJacket Compression Sack

>Rating: 5Great BagsFamiliarity: I've put it through the wringerLove these bags, I've used these on extended backpacking trips and island hopping with my family in the South Pacific. I took three of these into the Pasayten WA for a 6 day backpacking trip - I had one for clean clothes, one for dirty and another for jackets, etc. My family and I used them for a 20 day trip to Fiji and surrounding islands – each kid had their own, it kept everyone’s clothes separated and organized. I assume they built them with rounded corners so they would slot into a backpack but it makes loading them with folded clothing awkward. You can never get the clothes in them just right and you're left with some dead space on the corners.
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Opinion: ‘Look At Me’ Culture Leaves Too Many Marks

The ranger showed a picture of rock art, or “ancestral inscriptions” as archaeologists often refer to the practice. Isn’t it just modern rock art?” she asked. Why are 800-year-old handprints sacrosanct, but not if hacked onto rock walls on public land today? Stacking up rocks, painting rocks, scratching poetry into the walls — it’s all part of the “look at me!” culture. Modern graffiti is often deposited over centuries-old rock art, and in some parts of the country, rock art has been used for target practice.
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Our editor-in-chief on our commitment to the planet

And yet I don’t mind being at home, I don’t mind it at all. Humans are rather remarkable, the way they love with such rigourRead next The ultimate road trip around Tuscany, Italy Inspiration The ultimate road trip around Tuscany, ItalyAnd I wander. So after many months and many discussions, here is our edition focused on exactly the most important matter at hand. This is when the true commitment begins, for our planet and for the people who live on it. He looks at me, holds up his fist, gives a smile and says, ‘Come on, let’s go again.’
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Our Editor’s Fave Facemasks From Outdoor Companies

I’ve been testing out more than a dozen different options from different outdoor brands over the past month or so. Favorite Overall: Outdoor Research Essential Face Mask ($20)Another mask with a filter pocket, the OR mask is a terrific blend of comfort, stability, breathability, and moisture-wicking. The filter pocket is prone to scrunching the included filters, but that’s the only gripe. Best for Demanding Physical Activities: Buff Filter Mask ($29)This mask boasts the sheerest and lightest feel, though it’s a double layer of polyester for extra protection. It also has a filter pocket and the mask comes with a handful of thin filters.
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Our New Favorite Fireside Blanket

Takibi, in Japanese, means something like “to gather with friends around a fire.” Sounds pretty good to us. Check out this article to know our favorite fireside blanket.
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Our editor-in-chief travels abroad for the first time post-lockdown

The moment I arrive, I doze off on the sofa as kids tumble in and out shouting and squawking. A second image is of the monks from the local monastery who have come to witness the brilliance of the lemon. Øivind HaugAdvertisementThis is the new issue of Condé Nast Traveller. For those who know there is alternative news, different stories, other narratives, if you wish to seek them out. Download the October issue of Condé Nast Traveller now, or subscribe to get your trial offer for only £1 a month + FREE home delivery + FREE instant access to the digital edition
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Outdoor Brands That Guarantee Their Gear for Life, 2021 Edition

Plenty of outdoor brands have either a full or limited lifetime warranty. Patagonia‘s Ironclad Guarantee promises 100 percent customer satisfaction, and if, for any reason, the gear isn’t up-to-par, they’ll replace, repair, or refund it for free. Sierra Designs will fix or replace manufacturing defects for the life of the product — not your life. The Outdoor Research Infinite Guarantee does not last for infinity, but rather the useful life of their gear. Duluth Trading Company makes refunds available for customers for the first year, then will warranty gear with manufacturing defects indefinitely after that.
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Outbreaker Travel Backpack – Tortuga

Looking for a handy travel bag? The Tortuga Outbreaker backpack is a very comfortable travel-specific backpack with features well-matched for airport travel. Check out the article to know more.
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Out of Gas on Scotland’s North Coast

Driving along Scotland’s north coast is treacherous. No, I’m taking about running low on gas. Assured by the tourist office that there’d be gas in the village of Tongue, farther east, I continued on my way. About 10 miles out of Durness, the “low gas” light flickered on. I’m famously stubborn about driving to work and back — twice — with the “low gas” light on.
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Outdoor drinking in London: the best bars with terraces to book now

River Cafe, HammersmithBest for: seasonal Italian menus with river views‘Who needs a restaurant? Well, cities do,’ says Ruthie Rogers, founder of legendary Thameside restaurant the River Cafe. With its manicured gardens, blue chairs at linen-covered tables and some of London’s best pasta dishes, the restaurant never fails to deliver its guarantee of comfort in its most elevated form. EATThroughout its 34-year history, the River Cafe has been home to some of Britain’s top chefs. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Ben O'Donoghue, Theo Randall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver have all concocted Italian-inspired dishes in the River Cafe’s kitchens.
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Parents Are Demanding Surrogates Who Won’t Get the COVID Vaccine

“It’s actually been surprising to me that there are a lot of intended parents that don’t want to do the vaccine,” Sonier said. Intended parents and surrogates have struggled to stay on the same page about safety since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak; the vaccine is no different. “Intended parents already feel a lack of control over this pregnancy since they’re not physically carrying themselves,” Garrett said. Johnson & Johnson, whose vaccine was approved in February, plans to test its vaccine on pregnant women after it launches trials that will include children and newborns. Instead, McCutcheon and the intended parents are more concerned about her exposure to X-rays at work than they are about whether she could catch COVID-19 again.
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Paris: France’s City of Light

The Seine River splits the city into the Right Bank and the Left Bank. Paris was born centuries before Christ right here on the Ile de la Cité — an island in the middle of the Seine River. But the little Ile St. Louis, connected by a pedestrian bridge, is laden only with the delights of good living. In fact, it faces the River Seine, and the River Seine has been called by Parisians “the mirror of the city.”Rick: Ah, it’s a great people zone. They were all, you know, very wild vendors which were all along the River Seine like that.
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Paris’ St. Sulpice Church and the Grand Pipe Organ

But the church I like to visit in Paris, especially on Sunday mornings, is St. Sulpice — to enjoy its magnificent pipe organ, arguably the greatest in Europe. For organ lovers, a visit here is a pilgrimage. Before electricity, it took three men, working out on these 18th-century Stairmasters, to fill the bellows, which powered the organ. St. Sulpice has a rich history with a line of 12 world-class organists going back over 300 years. This sacred music continues to fill the spiritual sails of St. Sulpice as it has for centuries.
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Paris’ Louvre, Europe’s Greatest Collection of Art

The Louvre’s huge collection covers art history from ancient times to about 1850. The crowded Grand Gallery — while a quarter-mile long — displays only a small part of the Louvre’s collection. His private paintings became the core of the Louvre’s collection. Leonardo’s work epitomized the esthetics of the Renaissance, and the Louvre’s collection of his paintings demonstrates his lasting influence. The French Revolution was all about ending kings…so Napoleon crowned himself “emperor.” The politically correct art style of the time was Neoclassical.
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Paris’ Latin Quarter and the Revolution

The Latin Quarter is the core of the Left Bank — as the south side of the Seine River is known. In fact, the University of Paris, a leading university in medieval Europe, was founded here in the 13th century. And Parisians called this university district “the Latin Quarter” because that’s the language they heard on the streets. The French Revolution was kicked off with the storming of the Bastille prison. Today, Paris’ vast Revolution Square is called Place de la Concorde — “place of harmony.” The guillotine is long gone, and its centerpiece is an Egyptian obelisk.
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Part-Time Digital Nomads Natalie & Thomas

My name is Natalie and I'm a chocolate loving, calligraphy obsessed, graphic designer who loves loves loves to travel! These bed liners are really great to use at hostels or hotels. Thomas' “Trusty Three” travel itemsEagle Creek Pack-It Clean Dirty Cube: In all honesty I'm pretty organizationally obsessed so any packing cube is amazing but this one is really great. They are pretty great when you find yourself in a situation with a bunch of people and everyone is looking for an excuse to get together and do something. Natalie: I think the weirdest travel item I've seen is the Suitcase Robot from Travelmate Robotics.
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Parler Is Coming Back Online, But Its Users Have Already Moved On

In the weeks when Parler was offline, many moved to Telegram, Gab, MeWe, and other fringe platforms. Advertisement“Fuck Parler” was a common refrain on Patriots.win, a rabidly pro-Trump forum formerly known as TheDonald. But Parler, whose user interface mimics Twitter’s, tapped into a desire for a new online space for people who felt persecuted by Silicon Valley. On Monday after the site went live again, the new CEO sought to reassure users that Parler was back for good. Even when Parler was online, they simply mirrored their posts on other platforms rather than engaging in any meaningful way.
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Pasta-Making Night at the Agriturismo

At Agriturismo Cretaiole, Thursday night is pasta night. Guests return from a busy day of tooling around Tuscan hill towns and wineries to make pasta specifically, the local hand-rolled noodles, called pici.
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Patagonia Active Hipster Brief - Women's

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer Fit: True to size Size Bought Medium Height 5` 5" Weight 130 lbsI used to have awesome tye-dyed cotton undies made from T-shirt material. So since I cannot get those undies anymore, I looked at the Patagonia Active Hipster Briefs. Not cotton, not tye-dyed t-shirt material, but dang if they are not just as comfy if not more so! My hubby said the stripes looked great on me, so I bought a few more... Thanks Patagonia for some awesome undies!
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Paros, Greece: the most undiscovered Greek island

Sea onion in the south of the island Alistair Taylor-Young‘Have you been to Naxos?’ he asked. He had been in the family building-supply business but became dissatisfied – the marble of Paros saved him. The story of the marble from Marathi is inseparable from the story of Paros and even of classical Greece. Harbourfront in Naoussa Alistair Taylor-YoungI was last in Paros 26 years ago. The best villas in Greece Places To Stay The best villas in GreeceAlexandra Skaltsogianni was one of the first to do this.
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People Take Care of Public Parks If They Feel They Have a Stake In Them

Based on my research in this area, I’ve found that it is possible for people to feel a sense of ownership toward parks and other public places without actually owning them. While people often intuitively feel this happens all the time, we directly measured its occurrence while conducting a series of four studies. Next, we asked half of the cross-country skiers at a public park to plan out their route on a park map. We tested the impact of “Welcome to your park” signs and an attendance sign showing the number of visitors to a hypothetical park. We hope that the managers of public parks take advantage of our findings.
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People in the UK Could Face EU Travel Ban from 1st January

But you might want to hold off planning that city break to Lisbon: from the first of January, people in the UK may be banned from travelling to EU countries for non-essential purposes. This is because our coronavirus rate is too high and, as we will no longer be in the EU, stricter rules will apply. There is currently a list of eight non-EU countries designated “safe” enough to allow their citizens to travel to the EU for non-essential purposes. According to a Financial Times report, there are currently no plans to add the UK to the list. As it stands, it remains unclear exactly how long this state of affairs can be expected to last, although the “safe list” is currently reviewed every two weeks.
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People Told Us About the Last Time They Hooked Up With Complete Strangers

One of life’s great pre-pandemic pleasures was kissing near or total strangers in public. I ended up ghosting him right after because I was gunning on hooking up with a different friend in the group, oops. — Brent, 23Puke-and-runAbout three years ago, I was at a bar in Austin with my friends during our senior year of college. Once I found her, she told me some older guy was harassing her. I'm not sure if he knew exactly why I pushed him, but I felt like the toughest person in the club.
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Place of Women in Iranian Society

In fact women outnumber Iranian men in both universities and in many respected professions. There was no real student union center, just a small commons in each department…with a snack bar for men and an adjacent one for women. Rick: I would like to take a picture (that’s a good looking hat). Iranian women live under strict Muslim laws in public. Local surveys indicate that about 70% of these women would dress more freely in public if allowed.
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Pilots Grounded by COVID Tell Us What They Are Doing With Their Lives

Seeing mass layoffs at other airlines, even grounded pilots who are still employed have taken up side hustles in preparation for the worst-case scenario. Simon, a pilot in Hong Kong, works on his personal passion of photography in his free time. “Before COVID happened the longest I’d ever been in Hong Kong was three weeks without leaving,” he said. Many pilots are choosing to set up their own businesses instead of convincing a potential employer of their worth. Photo: Emma RussellIn Hong Kong, which confirmed its first case of the coronavirus shortly after mainland China did, pilots were impacted even earlier.
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Pocket Outdoor Buys Outside Magazine, Other Brands In Huge Shakeup

For years, Larry Burke, who has owned Outside Magazine since 1978, had offers to buy the outdoor media flagship. As of today, Outside Magazine is now part of Pocket Outdoor Media, which already owned a bushel of outdoor titles, including Backpacker, Climbing, Ski, and Beta, the newly launched mountain bike magazine formed from the ashes of Bike Magazine. Nobody at Outside Magazine is expected to be laid off in the transaction. It’s a tough world out there for independent media these days, with ad revenue shrinking. It’s also a tough world for magazine lovers who value independent publications, with another biggie entering another big media brand tent.
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Pepsi's Biggie Ad Is OK, But These Videos of Him Freestyling Are Incredible

In a press release, the soda company touted Biggie's verse as a token of his “unwavering love [?] Watching the ad, you might think that Biggie's freestyle came out of nowhere, a random product of his allegedly deep devotion to the company's Refreshing, Delicious Beverage™. In reality, according to Biggie's friend DJ Enuff—who was there when Biggie recorded it—this verse was always meant to be an ad. We did a little digging and brought the wormhole to you, compiling some essential videos of Biggie freestyling about things decidedly less PG than a soda company. Biggie's Freestyle on 'Teen Summit'—1992 (or 1993?)
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Poland’s King Kazimierz and its Jewish Community

If you’re going to remember one Polish king, remember Kazimierz the Great, who ruled Poland from Kraków in the 14th century. In the 14th century, when other nations were deporting Jews, King Kazimierz actively welcomed them. The neighborhood of Kazimierz — named for the king — was a thriving and autonomous Jewish community for centuries when most of the world’s Jews lived here in Poland. As Polish and Jewish culture mingled here for so many centuries, it’s hard to distinguish between Jewish and Polish cuisine. This thriving Jewish community — like most in Europe — was decimated during the Holocaust.
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Poll: Majority supports removing Confederate statues from public places

The majority of voters now say they support removing Confederate statues from public spaces around the country, according to a new survey. A similar poll from 2017 found just 39 percent supported removing Confederate statues from public spaces, while 50 percent were opposed. ADVERTISEMENTSupport for removing Confederate statues is heavily split by party, based on the poll. Among Republicans, however, 80 percent said they oppose removing Confederate statues from public spaces and just 14 percent support it, the survey said. Independents are more split, with 50 percent saying they support removing Confederate statues and 46 percent saying they oppose doing so.
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Portugal’s Nazaré: Barnacles, Petticoats, and Wild Waves

Saving the capital city of Lisbon for another episode, we explore Nazaré, Batalha, Coimbra, the Douro River Valley, and visit the city of Porto. The fishing town of Nazaré. While touristy in the summer, Nazaré offers a good look at how bits of traditional Portugal survive. Nazaré and its golden beach stretch all the way to the new harbor. When conditions align, they create monster waves a hundred feet high, as dare-devil surfers enjoy the ultimate ride.
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Possession of All Drugs Is Decriminalized in Oregon Starting Today

Oregon has become the first jurisdiction in the U.S. to decriminalize possession of small amounts of all drugs effective today. The measure does not make it legal to produce and sell drugs in Oregon. Today, Oregon shows us a better, more just world is possible.”Portugal decriminalized small scale possession of all drugs in 2001. In Canada, the federal government is in talks with Vancouver—which is ground zero for the opioid overdose crisis—to decriminalize personal possession of drugs there. Montreal has also asked the Canadian government to decriminalize simple possession of drugs nationally.
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Powder Turns and the Art of Living

It was like hearing someone talk about a song or a work of art that spoke to them. Tele skiing. Mitsu’s response-describing the subtleties available within a telemark turn-made me realize that, for him, a perfect powder tele turn is a work of art. Or, what’s the most beautiful way to do this? By the way, if you’re into tele skiing, check out Paul Parker’s Free-Heel Skiing, now in its third edition.
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Prisoners Are Loading COVID Victims Into Mobile Morgues for $2 an Hour in Texas

El Paso County detention inmates on work release climb into a transport van after working at the Medical Examiner's office in El Paso, Texas on November 13, 2020. Mirroring COVID spikes nationwide, nearly 34,000 people are currently ill with coronavirus in El Paso, according to a public health tally kept by the city, and more than 1,100 are actively hospitalized. In the past month alone, more than 130 people have died of COVID-19 in El Paso County, according to data from the city. In response to the spike, El Paso tried to shut down nonessential businesses to block the spread of the virus. About 839,000 people call El Paso County home; the vast majority are Hispanic or Latino, government data show.
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Pre-Historical Badass? 9,000-Year-Old Female Big-Game Hunter Found in Andes

9,000-Year-Old Female Big-Game Hunter Found in AndesVery interesting news out of Peru this week, as archaeologists uncovered the remains of a big-game hunter who died roughly 9,000 years ago in the Andes. More digging, more points and hunting tools, clearly belonging to the body. Contemporary and recent hunter-gatherer societies typically see a massive division in labor, with men the hunting and women the gathering. Even if this hunter was an outlier, a 17-year-old woman, hunting big mammals 13,000 feet up a mountain, is not what many people, archaeologists included, think of when they imagine a pre-historic hunter. Top photo: Vicuña, game species native to the Andes, surveys a domain free of teenage hunters.
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Prehistoric Cave Paintings in France’s Dordogne

Long before the age of great castles, humbler groups in the Dordogne found refuge in caves. Tourists gather nearby at Lascaux, home of the region's — and the world’s — most famous cave paintings. When their time comes, visitors are called to meet their guide for a look at the precisely copied cave called Lascaux II. The region has many more examples of prehistoric cave painting. Today, as we ponder the prehistoric caves and artifacts of the Magdalenian people here in the Dordogne we can marvel at how much we actually have in common with these people and how sophisticated their culture was so long ago.
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Preserving the Shackleton and Scott Huts

For an over a decade, conservationists of the Antarctic Heritage Trust–a Christchurch, New Zealand-based historical preservation organization–endured year-round harsh conditions to preserve three iconic Antarctic explorers’ huts and their possessions. Known as the Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, two parties intended to sledge boats from either side of the landmass, meet at Beardmore Glacier, and proceed to Ross Sea. With excessive persistence, Shackleton and a few of his men rescued the team’s second half–the Ross Sea Party, which was likewise stranded–19 months later. Buried under snow, warped by ice and threatened by deterioration, the outposts that were once occupied by Shackleton’s Ross Sea Party and Captain Robert Falcon Scott had been redlined as endangered sites on the World Monuments Fund watch list. Photos courtesy of the Antarctic Heritage Trust
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Pups 4 Sale: Inside the Biggest Scam of 2020

As the coronavirus lockdown shuttered the nation, slimming Britain’s leisure industry right down to “long walks near your home”, demand for puppies peaked spectacularly. The most essential items of 2020 might have been N95 face masks, but not far behind were cute little designer puppies. According to Action Fraud, demand for investigations into this kind of puppy scam was nearly eight times higher than last year. The breeds most commonly used in fraudulent ads, they say, are Staffordshire bull terriers, Pomeranians, labradors and golden retrievers. In one instance, a vet in Crewe discovered a puppy with ocular problems so severe it lost both of its eyes.
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QAnon Can’t Decide If Harry and Meghan’s Entire Oprah Interview Was CGI

AdvertisementLast year, a false claim swept through the QAnon community that Oprah had been arrested in connection with a global child sex trafficking ring. But not everyone in the QAnon world this week is on board with the claim that Oprah was wearing an ankle monitor in her royal interview. A prominent QAnon influencer, whose Telegram channel has over 225,000 followers, posited the theory that the entire interview was a digital mirage. The White Hats threw in the ankle monitor just to get the discussion going,” the influencer wrote. “White Hats” refers to pro-QAnon people who theoretically created the CGI video and included a CGI ankle monitor as a sort of hat-tip to the followers of the conspiracy theory.
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Q Accidentally Outed Himself, But QAnon Followers Don’t Care

See More →In the final episode of Cullen Hoback’s six-part QAnon documentary, which aired late Sunday night, the administrator of 8kun effectively admitted to posting there as Q, the conspiracy movement’s anonymous leader. In one of the final scenes of “Q: Into the Storm,” Ron Watkins spoke about his newfound fame as a key spreader of baseless claims about voter fraud after Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election. It is still unknown who first posted as Q on 4chan, before Watkins took control when the movement moved to 8chan. Q hasn’t posted in four months, and both Jim and Ron Watkins told Hoback that posts would likely end after the 2020 presidential election. In that vacuum, some influencers have attempted to assert control, but for now, QAnon remains in a state of flux.
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QAnon Is Here to Stay—Even Though Trump Lost

But given how central President Donald Trump is to the conspiracy theory, Q’s current lack of messages to their millions of followers is possibly his most significant period of silence to date. “Some QAnon followers are bewildered, but most are still trusting the plan,” Travis View, a conspiracy theory researcher, told VICE News. “Honestly, QAnon is so Trump-centric that there's little hope of followers accepting defeat until Trump does. And even then it's not a guarantee.”Biden’s victory might look from the outside a significant blow to the QAnon community, which views Trump as their hero. The car the men were driving was plastered with QAnon stickers and one of those charged, Antonio LaMotta, was a QAnon believer.
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QAnon Lies Are Taking Over Election Conversations Online

See More →QAnon followers have an increasingly large influence on election-related conversations online, despite social media companies’ efforts to silence them. At 96,100 accounts, QAnon makes up just 0.02% of the total Twitter monthly active user base of 330 million. But despite being a tiny fraction of total Twitter accounts, QAnon accounts are punching well above their weight when it comes to driving conversation on Twitter — especially when it comes to the election. Put another way, approximately 1 in 20 tweets about the election are coming from QAnon-related accounts. For example, almost 10% of total posts using the hashtag #fightback were posted by QAnon accounts.
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Quarantine hotels in London: Which airport hotels will be included?

How do quarantine hotels work? Which are the quarantine hotels in London? Read next Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to know Inspiration Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to knowWhen will quarantine hotel restrictions be lifted? Unfortunately, there’s no word on when the government may decide to lift the quarantine restrictions. Now read:AdvertisementQuarantine hotels UK: everything you need to knowQuarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to know Inspiration Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to knowWhy you should think about booking a holiday nowAdvertisementWhy you should think about booking a holiday now Inspiration Why you should think about booking a holiday nowAre UK hotels and Airbnbs open?
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Quarantine hotels in the UK: everything you need to know

Part of this could mean mandatory quarantine for travellers entering the country, who would be required to stay in government-approved hotels. Having said that, relatively few people are travelling right now because of UK lockdown rules forbidding holiday travel. Getty ImagesAdvertisementHow long would you have to quarantine in a hotel for after travelling outside the UK? We don’t know yet which hotels will be part of the scheme. UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest travel corridorsAdvertisementUK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridors Coronavirus travel advice UK travel quarantine destinations: the latest news on travel corridorsWhat the latest UK lockdown rules mean for travel
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QAnon Thinks Trump Will Become President Again on March 4

See More →Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 19th president of the United States on March 4, 2021. When that doesn’t work, followers of the sovereign citizen movement have reacted violently. Now, QAnon followers have latched on to the theory and adapted it to suit their needs. QAnon followers believe that Trump will become the president of the original republic, and not the corporation that they believe the 1871 act created. While there was some crossover between QAnon and the sovereign citizen movement prior to Trump’s election loss, the conspiracy theory has gained a lot of traction in recent days, as QAnon followers struggled to reconcile their beliefs with Biden’s inauguration.
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Rare Rhino Feeding at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Most people who visit San Diego know about the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, but did you know that they have a second park just 30 miles outside of town called the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (or Wild Animal Park by the locals)? Check out this article to know more.
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Quarantine: Ministers urged to build ‘air bridges’ after travel industry backlash

Manuel Lobo Antunes made the demand as pressure grows on the government to ease the UK’s blanket quarantine rules. Department for Transport officials are negotiating reciprocal no-quarantine deals known as “air bridges” or “travel corridors” with key destination countries. The first review date for the UK quarantine policy is 29 June. But it is being increasingly challenged by Conservative backbenchers concerned about the damage quarantine is causing to the travel industry. The three biggest airlines operating in the UK – British Airways, easyJet and Ryanair – are seeking a judicial review of the policy.
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Ramallah, De Facto Capital of Palestine

The city of Ramallah is the de facto capital of Palestine. Second student: Women, I believe, women…First student: I think more women, yes. Second student: Yes, we can do everything together. Students: Yes. The city of Ramallah is filled with the same youthful and positive energy I felt at its university.
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Ravenna’s Mosaics at a Byzantine Mausoleum and Modern-Day Workshop

Its precious mosaics, dating from the fall of Rome, are considered the finest from ancient times. The light that sneaks through the thin alabaster panels brings a glow and a twinkle to the early Christian symbolism. The process is much the same as in ancient Roman times. The colored glass and gold leaf pieces are broken with a hammer, then artfully set in wet cement. The results are almost as beautiful today as they were in Justinian times, as the Ravenna tradition of fine mosaic work lives on to this day.
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Racism in the U.S. Prompts a Growing Community of Thriving, Black Expats in Mexico

TULUM, Mexico — As President Donald Trump and Joe Biden squared off in their third and final presidential debate in late October, Leesa Bahía enjoyed a glass of chardonnay in an open-air restaurant in Mexico. Bahía was attending a debate watch party in the seaside city of Playa del Carmen, organized by a growing community of Black expats and travelers in the Yucatan Peninsula. In the meantime, she's dedicated herself to the burgeoning group and trying to create more representation of the Black expat and traveler experience in Mexico. Like many within the growing community of Black expats and travelers in Tulum, her economic status and success allowed her the privilege of traveling freely. But while it's not all about partying, that's not to say the community doesn't like to have a good time.
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Reader's Choice Awards 2020: The best hotels in Australasia and the South Pacific

Reader's Choice Awards 2020Mark RoperThe best hotels in Australia and New Zealand10. The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia. Kokomo Private Island Resort, Yaukuve Levu Island, Fiji. Laucala Island Resort, Fiji. Now read:Readers' Choice Awards 2020: All the winnersReaders' Choice Awards 2020: All the winners Inspiration Readers' Choice Awards 2020: All the winnersThe best hotels and resorts in Europe 2020AdvertisementReaders’ Choice Awards 2020: the best hotels and resorts in Europe Places To Stay Readers’ Choice Awards 2020: the best hotels and resorts in EuropeThe best hotels in the UK 2020
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Recipe: How to make Gloria's Margherita pizza

We asked head chef Filippo La Gattuta to share the restaurants’ classic Margherita recipe – an easy-to-make, Napoli-inspired supper that could and should be made any day of the year. Prior to mixing in the yeast, take it and rub it between your hands with a bit of flour. Split the remaining quantity of flour in half, and add one half to the mixture. The pizza dough can be stored in the fridge for three to four days. Now read:Read next The best outdoor restaurants in London to book now Eating & Drinking The best outdoor restaurants in London to book nowThe best pizza in London for deliveryThe best pizza in London for delivery Eating & Drinking The best pizza in London for deliveryRecipe: how to cook Lina Stores' famous linguine dishAdvertisementRecipe: how to cook Lina Stores' famous (and super quick) linguine dish Eating & Drinking Recipe: how to cook Lina Stores' famous (and super quick) linguine dishThe best Italian restaurants in London 2020
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RECIPE: how to make kake udon noodles

Masaki Sugisaki, executive chef of London’s Dinings SW3, shows us how to make the ultimate Japanese comfort food: kake udon noodles. In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Any type of udon works for this, so it’s a great way to introduce the noodles into your cooking. Advertisement‘I was born and raised in a region called Kanto in Japan, famous for udon – in particular, what is known as Musashino udon,’ says Sugskai. Place the noodles in a serving bowl and pour over the heated broth.
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Recipe: How to cook the perfect Cornish squid

In order to see this embed, you must give consent to Social Media cookies. Having led the creative kitchens at London restaurants Brunswick House and St Leonards, Andrew Clarke co-founded Pilot Light, an ethical business focused on tackling the stigma around mental health in hospitality. AdvertisementAndrew’s chef journey began at The Swan in West Malling where he absorbed the importance of local produce, organic farming and foraging, hunting and butchery. It plays a key role in improving any budding chef’s interaction with produce and its preparation. Moreover, the Victorinox’s Grand Maitre Filleting Knife allows the precision needed when filleting fish (if Andrew’s squid recipe were substituted for a fish option).
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Recipe: How to make The Palomar’s grilled aubergine

Here, he shows us how to make The Palomar’s grilled aubergine drizzled with tahini, topped with cucumber yogurt and cherry tomatoes. I have adapted the usual flavours used in siniya – tahini, yogurt, lemon, pine nuts – to enhance the flavour of the classic Israeli vegetable: the aubergine, which is always abundantly available at markets. We normally cook the aubergine in the Josper at The Palomar, but it can be made under a very hot grill at home. It's best enjoyed by just scooping the flesh, baked tahini and yogurt out of the aubergine skin and spooning it onto warmed pittas. Rub the spice mix all over the cut side of the aubergine and leave to rest.
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Recipe: the ultimate scotch eggs from Holborn Dining Room

The renowned restaurant at Rosewood London’s, Holborn Dining Room, serves classic, seasonal British food amid reclaimed-oak-panelled walls, antique mirrors and sparkling chandeliers. Bring a saucepan with enough water to cover five of the eggs to the boil, carefully place the eggs into the pot and boil for five minutes. Leave the eggs for five to 10 minutes to cool completely, then peel the shell off and dry. Let the Scotch eggs rest for two minutes before eating. Now read:Recipe: how to cook Padella's famous pasta dish at homeRecipe: how to cook Padella's famous pasta dish at home Recipes Recipe: how to cook Padella's famous pasta dish at homeRecipe: how to cook super noodles with super chef Andrew WongAdvertisementRecipe: how to cook super noodles with super chef Andrew Wong Eating & Drinking Recipe: how to cook super noodles with super chef Andrew WongRecipe: How to make Chipotle king prawns
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Reconsidering the Past, One Statue at a Time

He said that statues removed from parks and street corners could be teaching points if they are placed in museums, side-by-side with documents and first-person accounts from the era. “Let’s say you put a Columbus statue in a museum and you show students the way Columbus was lionized in a history textbook and you have them read ‘Devastation of the Indies’ by de Las Casas,” he said. In Raleigh, N.C., the statue of a former newspaper publisher who was also a white supremacist was removed on Tuesday. In Sacramento, a tribute to John Sutter, a settler famous for his role in the California gold rush who enslaved and exploited Native Americans, was taken down this week. And in Dallas, construction crews recently removed a statue of a Texas Ranger, long seen as a mythical figure in Texas folklore, amid concerns over historical episodes of police brutality and racism within the law enforcement agency.
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Recipe: how to make the ultimate barbecue steak and barbecue sauce

The art of the BBQ has been hotly disputed ever since cavemen first rubbed two sticks together. When warm, brush the ribs with the glaze and cook to caramelise the sauce. Wolfgang Puck's perfect steak AlamyRead next Afternoon tea in London 2021: The best delivery options Eating & Drinking Afternoon tea in London 2021: The best delivery optionsWolfgang Puck's perfect steak recipeFour steps to achieving Wolfgang Puck's perfect steak'Always buy corn-fed beef: it has more fat, so it's richer-tasting. 'Present with a Béarnaise sauce finished with a little Dijon mustard to enhance the flavour and richness of the meat. CONDIMENTSAlways: BBQ sauce: a no-brainer.
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Red list countries: Which destinations were included on the latest update?

However, what we do know so far is that some countries are currently totally off-limits: the red list countries, which the government has defined as particularly high-risk for new and emerging strains or coronavirus. What are the red list countries? Since Monday 15 February, citizens and residents landing in England from a ‘red list’ country need to pay £1,750 to quarantine in a government-approved hotel. On Friday 26 March, Northern Ireland announced that it would introduce the same red list country and quarantine hotel rules. What’s the government said about the red list travel ban?
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Red list countries: Which destinations are on the UK's list?

However, what we do know so far is that some countries are currently totally off-limits: the red list countries, which the government has defined as particularly high-risk for new and emerging strains or coronavirus. What are the red list countries? Rumours have circulated that France may be added to the UK's list of red list countries due to an increase of cases and a fresh lockdown, but they remain only rumours as of Thursday 1 April. Only UK citizens and residents will be allowed to enter after returning from a red list country; anyone else will be refused entry at the border. What’s the government said about the red list travel ban?
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Remember the Blue Dogs From Russia? Now Look at These Green Dogs From Russia

Another pack of colourful stray dogs has gone viral in Russia, but this time they’re a rather sickly shade of green instead of vibrant blue. Stray dogs with a distinct green hue found in the city of Podolsk. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesLast week, pictures of the blue dogs blew up on Russian social media site VK. The Russian Society for the Protection of Animals told state news agency RIA Novosti that the green dogs were otherwise healthy. Photo: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty ImagesRegional food and agriculture minister Sergei Voskresensky said that according to government veterinary specialists, the green dogs were not aggressive.
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Remembering the Man Who Loved Bears

ADVERTISEMENTJonkel studied all kinds of North American bears, from polar bears in the Arctic to ghost populations of grizzlies in northern Mexico. However, I suspect that Jonkel’s greatest contribution can be found in a little can that weighs about 16 ounces: Bear pepper spray. Moses notes that, a couple decades ago, two or three visitors were mauled by grizzly bears every hiking season in Glacier National Park. Grizzly bears are highly intelligent, and cubs learn life lessons from their mothers. It’s called the Bearosol holster, and if we lived in a state with grizzly bears, we’d absolutely have one of these on our handlebars.
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REI Didn’t Make a Profit in 2020, Despite Crush of New Outdoor Participants

Instead, members will receive a reward (credit) for purchases at REI in the amount their dividend would have been, had there been one. Unlike a member dividend, however, the reward can’t be redeemed for cash—it must be used to buy something at REI. But most of the stock issues are related to supply chain shortages due to pandemic, not necessarily a crush of outdoor purchases. REI members received an email this morning from Vivienne Long, Vice President of Marketing:ADVERTISEMENT“2020 was a year like no other—at the co-op and around the world. You asked us how you could help the co-op; we responded by asking for your continued loyalty as co-op members.
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Republicans Went Full QAnon at CPAC

And MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who is currently facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit for spreading election conspiracy theories that emerged from the QAnon fever swamp, was also there. Angela Stanton-King, a former congressional candidate who has long boosted the QAnon conspiracy, spoke at CPAC on Sunday, and openly called for the authorities to investigate baseless allegations that Democrats are running a cannibalistic, pedophile ring. “So we know in this election, there were some things going on in regards to the conspiracy theories with Q, right? So Sunday’s speech, Trump’s first since President Joe Biden was inaugurated, was highly anticipated by QAnon believers — and their idol didn’t disappoint. Trump’s CPAC appearance was also received enthusiastically by members of QAnon-linked groups online.
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Review: The Unintended Consequences of Taming Nature

She writes for The New Yorker, where portions of “Under a White Sky” first appeared. In the Anthropocene era, when humans have fundamentally altered the planet and its environment, she asks, what does nature even mean anymore? As she mentions, the resulting changes could also include turning the color of the sky from blue to white. Yes, she quotes Allison Macfarlane, a former chairwoman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, who gives the idea a thumbs down over the unintended consequences. But she also suggests that the world might find its options so narrowed by inaction that it has little choice but to turn the sky white.
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Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States

Air passengers will also be required to confirm that the information they present is true in the form of an attestation. No, the Order to present a documentation of a negative COVID-19 test or recovery from COVID-19 does not apply to air passengers flying from a US territory to a US state. Do I still need a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery from COVID-19? Some state and local governments may have similar or more restrictive testing requirements for air passengers arriving in their jurisdictions. Air passengers traveling to the US are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery.
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Restoring ‘Adventure Tested’ Land Rovers

“When you look at a Land Rover, you’re almost immediately transported to this idea of what adventure should be. We bring our Land Rovers to a level in which you can go make the next chapter of the truck’s story,” he says. Ultimately, the costs are significantly lower than a new model that lacks the patina and soul of a restored Land Rover. He’s purchased Land Rovers that have delivered mail, towed sailboats around marinas, and served honorably in an ambulance configuration. Despite COVID-19 quarantines, interest in restored Land Rovers remains high.
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Republican leaders now say everyone should wear a mask — even as Trump refuses and has mocked some who do

The GOP-led city of Jacksonville — which President Trump recently selected to host many of the Republican National Convention festivities in part because of its relatively lax public health restrictions — is now mandating people wear masks in indoor public spaces. The recent shift on the political right has left Trump isolated, with the president and his White House staff openly resisting the calls for mask-wearing. Particularly among GOP senators, there has been a noticeable uptick in public comments and social media posts encouraging the public to wear masks as the number of infections rises nationwide. After a million-plus people get infected?”ADADThe rise in cases has not changed the thinking inside the White House. At Saturday’s “Salute to America” fireworks extravaganza, which Trump is hosting at the White House, social distancing will be observed and face coverings and personal hand sanitizer will be provided to guests, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.
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Rich Indians Are Making Travel Plans to Get COVID Vaccine in the UK

A Mumbai-based travel agent told news agency PTI that some people have raised queries about “how and when and if” they can travel to the U.K. to get the vaccine. “I have told them it is too early to say (whether Indians can get the vaccine in the U.K.). In November, Mumbai-based Gem Tours & Travels announced a coronavirus vaccine tourism package for rich clients who wish to travel to the U.S. We will finalise details only if and when the U.S. government allows outsiders to come and get the vaccine”, Tejas Kapasi, director of Gem Tours & Travels told VICE. Industry experts are cynical about vaccine tourism and if it is even a good idea.
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Rick Steves’ Europe Behind the Scenes: Romania’s Parliament Votes No… Then Yes

After filming more than 100 episodes of Rick Steves’ Europe, Rick and the crew have seen most everything…until they got to Romania. At every major sight, the tourist authority would dispatch little delegations to greet us: guides, local tourist board representatives, big-name hoteliers, and so on. The tourist authority was over the moon that Rick was going to film in Romania. The tourist authority was terrified that Rick, too, would present Romania in a negative light. This is part eight of my “Behind the Scenes” blog series about Rick Steves’ Europe Season 9 — now airing nationwide (check your local listings).
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Rewilding: the UK initiatives helping save our countryside

The plan to undo years of land mismanagement is the most extensive conservation project in the UK. Somerleyton Hall, the home of Wild East founder Lord SomerleytonThe most recent of the country’s regeneration projects, Wild East was set up in 2020 by Somerleyton, Ollie Birbeck and Argus Hardy. But debate is still welcome, which is why a lynx – a potential reintroduction to East Anglia – sits defiantly on the Wild East logo. Rotating crops, restoring heathland, introducing bison (something of a heavyweight rewilding pin-up, despite not being native to England). What does seem sure is that, while many rewilding projects feel out of reach, everyone will be welcome to join the Wild East mission; an approach that’s long overdue.
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Rivian Unveils Prices and Packages for SUV and Pickup

When we first walked around the Rivian RT1 all-electric pickup at OR a couple summers ago, we were impressed. One of the engineers said the pickup was planned to start at $69,000, with the SUV, the R1S, priced a little higher, probably around $75,000. Rivian just announced the pricing and trim level details for both the pickup and the SUV. But if it boosts range by even a hundred miles, suddenly range anxiety is a much smaller issue. Rivian is expecting to start delivering the R1T in June, 2021, the SUV the following year.
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RIP Larry McMurtry, the American West’s Prolific Novelist

RIP Larry McMurtry, the American West’s Prolific NovelistEven if you haven’t read Larry McMurtry’s books, you know some of his stories. The author of the epic demystifier of the American cowboy, Lonesome Dove, McMurtry wrote dozens of books and films, winning an Oscar for the screenplay of Brokeback Mountain, based on Annie Proulx’s short story. McMurtry combined his own past growing up in a dusty cowboy town with Stegner’s clear-eyed realism about the West to demythologize it in his writing. It wasn’t all cowboys with gleaming six shooters and jangling studs; in fact, it wasn’t that at all. My first taste of McMurtry wasn’t Lonesome Dove, but All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers, a semi-autobiographical novel of self-discovery by a young bookish man consumed with loving the West, but also desperately wanting to leave it.
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Rise in Shark Encounters Reminds Surfers of Unique Risk

Yesterday, a shark attack yards from a contest site in Maui shut down the first professional surf contest of the new season. “Expert Warns 2016 Could See a Record Number of Shark Attacks,” said the Washington Post. “It’s Not Just You: Shark Attacks Are Definitely on the Rise,” said Esquire in July. Surfers bear the brunt of shark attacks worldwide—nearly half of all shark attack victims are surfers, as opposed to divers, swimmers, fishermen, or waders—which is why we should be most concerned with their increasing presence. Over the last few years, he’s covered shark attacks in Australia extensively, as well as the government’s response to them.
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River-Running Badass Ellen Falterman Has Bold Plan to Row Around the World

So I just kind of woke up one morning and said I’m going to do the Mississippi. If I wasn’t exposed to Patrick and his way of navigating the world, I wouldn’t even know that’s an option. I’d been talking to the Missouri for so long that this river, the Mississippi, was like a brand new person. I didn’t feel right going down to the Gulf at that point because there’s all this water upstream that doesn’t know me. So I write in my head as I’m going, and then when I have a chance, I’ll write it down on my map.
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Rome's Historic, Art-Filled Churches

Popping into churches — many of them nondescript on the outside — you'll find sumptuous art treasures inside. The wonderful thing about seeing art in churches is that it's in situ — not hanging on museum walls, but exactly where the art was designed to be enjoyed. Thoughtfully stringing together a series of lesser-known churches can be an art lover's delight. Another even less-visited church, Santa Prassede, is decorated with the best Byzantine mosaics in Rome. Another gem awaiting those exploring Rome's back streets is the Church of St. Peter-in-Chains.
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Rome: Italy's exquisite, shape-shifting city

I was thinking about Rome and the way it unlocked every kind of feeling and that private notion that it belonged to us. I love the way Italian designers incorporate inspired modern elements in architecture whose roots lie in the centuries before Christ. Arched ceiling in St Peter’s Basilica Jenny ZarinsWe felt the city belonged to us, as if it was our own private realm. Read next 10 eco initiatives for greener city living Inspiration 10 eco initiatives for greener city livingCastel Sant’ Angelo Jenny ZarinsBut this past spring has been different. It is a rare moment – a moment of reflection, when you may just feel that the city is yours.
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Rome’s Borghese Gallery and Bernini Statues

For a breezy escape from the big city noise and intensity, head for the Borghese Gardens, Rome's "Central Park." This sprawling park has long offered people here a place to relax, unwind, and let the kids run wild. The park's centerpiece is the Borghese Gallery. In keeping with the Baroque age, Bernini's Rape of Persephone packs an emotional punch. Bernini's Apollo Chasing Daphne is a highlight.
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Rotterdam and the Dutch East India Company

Back in the 17th century the Dutch East India Company, which did business in ports around the world, was, in a way, the first great multinational corporation. Today, the Dutch, with little in the way of natural resources, still make their serious money in trade. Check out this article to know more.
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Rooftop bars in London: our 21 favourite terraces in the capital

PERGOLA PADDINGTON CENTRALA chilled-out sun-trap in the middle of Paddington? Pergola on the Roof's little sister venue has been open since 2017, adding to the area's ever-growing list of surprisingly cool places (Darcie and May Green; The Pilgrm). There's two open bars, plus street food from D/F Mexico, Mam and Patty & Bun. Grab a taco and a beer and take to the fairy-lit terrace for a sundowner with a view. This summer, book in for the bottomless rooftop brunch, taking place each Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 17 April 2021.
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Rudy Giuliani Hospitalized for COVID After Maskless Election-Conspiracy Tour

Former Mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference at the Republican National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)Former New York mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was admitted to a hospital in D.C. on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports. Slaoui told CNN that the vaccines are “highly effective,” and that he expects “most of the highly susceptible people,” around 100 million or so, to be protected against the virus by mid-March. Pfizer said last month that its vaccine, which requires two doses administered three weeks apart, is 95 percent effective. "We have a vaccine,” Slaoui told CNN Sunday.
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San Marino: A Small, Proud Republic in Italy

The Republic of San Marino brags it's the world's oldest and smallest republic. A leader of the Italian unification movement, Garibaldi hid from his enemies here in San Marino. Check out this article to know more.
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Russia Deploys Device Probing Reality to the Depths of World's Deepest Lake

Eventually, the JINR team plans to extend the observatory to encompass a full cubic kilometer within Lake Baikal. “Lake Baikal is perhaps the only lake where a neutrino telescope can be deployed because of its depth," Bair Shoibonov, a scientist at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, told AFP. For instance, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, operated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the largest neutrino observatory on Earth, with tendrils that delve 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) into the South Pole in Antarctica. Baikal-GVD is now the largest neutrino observatory in the Northern Hemisphere, according to the JINR team. Though JINR heads the project, the telescope is a collaboration between researchers from Russia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and Slovakia.
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Sarlat: Foie Gras and Force-Fed Geese

Still, it's an inviting tangle of traffic-free cobblestone lanes and handsome buildings, lined with foie gras shops (geese just hate Sarlat), and — in the summer — stuffed with tourists. And the biggie, what people come to this area for, foie gras, which is the luxurious liver of force-fed geese and ducks. Many question the morality of force feeding geese to make the foie gras. To have good foie gras the geese must have good life outside or in during the force feeding. This one’s confi, which is foie gras cooked in its own fat.
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Scenic road trips in Scotland

Isle of MullSlightly less busy than Skye but with just as spectacular scenery, Mull is perfect for those seeking an island adventure. To get there, take a car ferry from Oban or Ardnamurchan before making your way along the rugged coastline. Driving west from here, pass the Isle of Mull Cheese farm and café and the well-situated Glengorm Castle, which has guest rooms. South of here, a road leads west to more bays such as Fidden and the peaceful island of Iona. Now read:9 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland9 of the best road trips in the UK and Ireland Inspiration 9 of the best road trips in the UK and IrelandThe best road trips in IrelandThe best road trips in Ireland Destinations The best road trips in IrelandThe best places to visit in Scotland
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Saying ‘Bon Voyage’ to My Beloved, Long-Serving Approach Shoes

I also remember that he was incredulous that for all the time I spent in the mountains, both out West and in New England, I had never owned a pair of proper approach shoes. These unique shoes offer a unique way of approaching—a unique way of being with—the landscape. Feet and the ground they meet and the sticky rubber that plays the part of Cupid in that relationship! My approach shoes have helped me fall deeper in love with this infinitely textured planet. No offense to greasy Green Mountain schist, but Sticky Rubber Heaven must be the High Sierra’s immaculate white granite, eh?
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Scientists Just Found a New Way to Search for Habitable Exoplanets

“All we know about these exoplanets is their mass, radius, and properties of their orbit around the host star,” explained Atri in an email. Atri and Mogan focus in particular on “M-dwarf” stars, also known as red dwarfs, which are the most abundant type of star in the Milky Way. Exoplanets that orbit tiny red dwarfs—about 14 percent as massive and the Sun, and smaller—have the best odds of retaining their atmospheres over the long term. Scientists may be able to constrain models of atmospheric escape around these distant exoplanets by observing conditions closer to home—in this case, on Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently launched its first orbiter to the red planet, called Hope, which is due to arrive at Mars in February.
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Seafarer Tim Severin Recreated History’s Most Incredible Adventures

Centuries later, as European sailors began returning to the continent with tales of a vast new world far to the west across the Atlantic, some began to wonder: Did Brendan, now St. Brendan the Navigator, actually reach North America? Severin’s team christened the boat Brendan and in the summer of 1976 pushed off from Ireland’s Dingle peninsula. The real test was still before Severin and his crew, as they set out again in the summer of 1977. Had St. Brendan made the same voyage? Severin’s The Brendan Voyage is a classic, pick up a copy here.
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See the world through the lenses of the professionals in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021

Raw Nature, KenyaBritish fine artist Graeme Purdy uses wide-angle lenses and wireless triggers to capture pictures of animals in the wild. ‘It is well known that species such as polar bears are in such grave danger from the climate emergency. What is less well known is that there are four polar bears for every cheetah. They, too, are a vulnerable species – can we stand by and allow wild lions to become extinct? To save our wild animals, we must both understand and connect with them.
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Seven Wonders of the World for 2021

Aaron Millar is the host of the Armchair Explorer podcast, where the world’s greatest adventurers tell their best story from the roadWonder is nourishment for the soul. Of the original Seven Wonders of the World, only the Great Pyramids of Giza remain. These, instead, are seven wonders for our time. Because the real magic of wonder is not in the thing itself, but in the fact that the more you look for wonder in the world the more the wonder of the world becomes a part of you. Seven wonders of the world for 2021
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Should India, Emerging Global Virus Epicenter, Open for Tourism?

“Their [locals’] reaction made me realise that I was wrong to promote tourism at such a time,” Treasury told VICE News. Even as the country is now emerging as the global virus epicenter, it has started easing restrictions in a phased manner. We’re not sure if the incoming tourists will respect social distancing norms,” Simran Bandekar, 24, a financial analyst in Goa told VICE News. Chandel said that he is impressed by Himachal Pradesh, another north Indian state known for its hilly terrain. “Financially and psychologically, the lockdown put a heavy strain on us,” Chadha told VICE News.
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Should National Parks Be Returned to the Tribes?

Should National Parks Be Returned to the Tribes? “Parks, as they’ve existed for 149 years, have done a decent job of preserving the past,” Treur writes. “Placing these lands under collective Native control would be good not just for Natives, but for the parks as well. Many reservations are checkerboarded: Large parcels of reservation land are scattered and separated from one another. “Transferring the parks to the tribes would protect them from partisan back-and-forth in Washington.
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Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because Of Coronavirus?

Here’s how to handle your travel plans over the next 45 days and what to do about planned travel soon after that. What If You Have Travel Plans Confirmed? The information here isn’t about the medial implications of traveling (the World Health Organization has a good primer) but how to handle your travel plans. If you have international travel planned between now and April 15th for recreational purposes all things considered, you should probably cancel or delay your trip. booked) travel between April 15th and May 15th, it’s best to keep those plans as the middle of April is when a major reassessment but governments and the travel industry is likely.
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Sex Workers Are Fighting to Get the COVID Vaccine

But many sex workers have been economically ravaged by the coronavirus and driven to work in-person, sometimes without adequate PPE. Some sex workers who’d paid taxes as independent contractors can be eligible for unemployment, but that still leaves out wide swathes of people. “Sex workers have been cut out of a lot of benefits and are not able to make ends meet and so are going back to sex work,” D’Adamo said. That includes sex workers, who do not have the option to mitigate a lot of the risks.”AdvertisementIn the early days of the pandemic, during the first shutdown in the spring, researchers led by the University of Illinois, Chicago surveyed 21 sex workers in their city. The deplatforming was a gut punch to sex workers, who relied on online forums to find and vet clients as well as share “bad date” lists, which warn other sex workers against dangerous clients.
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‘Sistine Chapel’ of Prehistoric Rock Art Discovered in Colombia

‘Sistine Chapel’ of Prehistoric Rock Art Discovered in ColombiaLast year, combing the nearly impenetrable jungles of the Colombian Amazon, archaeologists discovered an astonishing series of rock paintings, thousands upon thousands of them, covering an eight-mile long network of cliffs. The paintings depict hunters attacking animals that have been extinct for at least 12,000 years, like mastodons and giant prehistoric lamas. “It’s going to take generations to record them,” José Iriarte, professor of archaeology at Exeter University told the Guardian. In addition to horses, lamas, and mastadons, there are depictions of people dancing, birds, lizards, and fish too. When you look at a horse or mastodon in these paintings, of course they weren’t going to live in a forest.
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Secret Amazon Reports Expose Company Spying on Labor, Environmental Groups

They also reveal, and an Amazon spokesperson confirmed, that Amazon has hired Pinkerton operatives—from the notorious spy agency known for its union-busting activities—to gather intelligence on warehouse workers. The Pinkerton spies were posted in a Wroclaw warehouse known as WRO1, operated by the Amazon contractor ADECCO, to investigate the allegation, according to the Amazon report. Requests for risk assessments of Amazon warehouse sites are sent to the team by email, according to an email viewed by Motherboard. It has become typical for workers across Europe to stage mass strikes against Amazon between Black Friday and Christmas, when Amazon workers experience the highest injury rates and the workload becomes especially grueling. "Potential labor initiatives at Amazon by traditional unions may constitute an attractive opportunity for SiCobas to attend and gain visibility," it continues, referencing an Italian labor union that has organized Amazon warehouse strikes on Black Friday.
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Singapore Airlines Cancels ‘Flights to Nowhere’ Following Backlash

Singapore Airlines first floated the idea of flights to nowhere in mid-September as a way to boost business. Most of Singapore Airlines’ planes have been grounded and the company has cut around 2,400 employees. Singapore Airlines also plans to hold guided tours of its training center on Nov. 21, 22, 28, and 29. Those at home can have Singapore Airlines’ food delivered with wine or champagne. Royal Brunei Airlines launched its Dine & Fly service in August that takes passengers on a scenic tour of Brunei.
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Sketchy: Two Dudes Skied Half Dome to Valley Floor

On Sunday, while you were doing anything else, two guys who live near Yosemite Valley, Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan skied the iconic shoulder of Half Dome, continuing all the way to the valley floor below, descending thousands of feet until they reached the frozen shores of Mirror Lake. At least once before, Half Dome itself had been skied, but not all the way to the valley’s bottom. Torlano is a longtime first descender of ski lines throughout Yosemite. He’d been scouting a Half Dome line for years, finally deciding this weekend that the snow would allow it. ADVERTISEMENTThe two hiked to the base of Half Dome on Saturday, woke at dawn on Sunday, trudged to the top of the dome and looked down.
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Six amazing reasons to visit Tokyo

Both formal and casual, traditional and hi-tech, Tokyo’s contrasts are what make it so endlessly fascinating. The city’s faithfulness to ancient customs and futuristic thinking, its patience and poise amid the buzz and flashing lights, its disarming ability to make you feel – even while jet-lagged, culture-shocked and most probably lost – utterly safe and at ease are all invigorating contradictions. Thanks to the enviably low crime rate, it's a place you may want to explore a little more than other world cities: perhaps you’ll head down that curious-looking side street, peek beyond that restaurant curtain and step into the scene inside, or meander back to that blossom-clad boutique you cycled past in a less well-trodden district. Not only is the city committed to a Covid-safe environment for travellers with its plans to host the Olympic Games in 2021, it’s the perfect launchpad for exploring wider Japan. From a thrillingly diverse food scene to head-turning artistic neighbourhoods, here are six reasons to visit Tokyo in 2021.
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Slovenia’s Karst Region and Škocjan Caves

A short drive south takes us into a totally different landscape: Slovenia's Karst region — a high, fertile, and windblown plateau. Since the limestone upon which everything around here sits is easily dissolved by water, the Karst is honeycombed with a vast network of caves and underground rivers. The most dramatic cave to tour is Škocjan. Guides tell the story as, drip by drip, stalactites grow from spaghetti-thin strands to mighty sequoia-like stone pillars. While there's little reason to go inside, the castle makes an ideal spot for a scenic drink — and a great capper for our visit to the Karst region.
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Smartwool Will Recycle Your Old Nasty Socks, Even if They Didn’t Make Them

Smartwool Will Recycle Your Old Nasty Socks, Even if They Didn’t Make ThemGive us your socks, says Smartwool. Smartwool is turning your old socks into dog beds. Which makes sense, because dogs love eating socks almost as much as they love eating bacon. Starting on April 21, and lasting through May 2, select retailers will have bins for you to toss your old socks into. But starting April 21, you can download a shipping label from Smartwool and mail the socks back, and this will be a permanent option.
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Sol Duc Falls » Local Adventurer » Travel Adventures in Las Vegas + World Wide

I wasn’t aware of this before our trip, but Sol Duc Falls (Olympic National Park WA) is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in the northwest. The falls, fed by the Sol Duc River, stand 48 ft tall and has a very unique shape where it can split into four channels depending on the time of year and water volume. PinPinPinPinPinPinPinPinVisiting Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park WA:It’s a good waterfall to visit all year round, but it flows best during March to July. The sign at the beginning of the trail said “Soleduck Falls” because prior to 1991, it was spelled that way. Some people also refer to it as Medina Falls because of a famous photograph.
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Ski Map Artist Jim Niehues Is The Picasso of the Piste

“I just don’t have enough words for it.” The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehues is now in its fourth printing. The 292-page hardcover contains more than 200 of Niehues’ hand-painted ski trail maps, and sells for $90 on Niehues’ website. He estimates that he’s painted trail maps for 75 percent of the resorts in North America, and a smattering on four other continents. Niehues became the “Monet of the mountain” and the “Norman Rockwell of ski resorts.”How about “Picasso of the Piste?” we asked. “Famous Artist School I think it was called.” Sixty years on, there’s no more famous or influential artist in the ski map world.
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Solitude and Survival at the South Pole

Six months later, I was packing my bags to fly south to start my tenure at Rothera Research Station, operated by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Fortunately, I am backed up by the British Antarctic Medical Unit (BASMU) based in Plymouth and can get expert advice within hours, if not minutes. Life on an Antarctic research station is unique. The Antarctic winter is a challenging but personally rewarding time that drew many of us down here in the first place. Slush, pancake ice and finally fixed sea ice forms over the bay and the silence becomes all-consuming.
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So, Can I Go to Europe? — How the Coronavirus Is Changing European Travel for Americans

My goal is not to give definitive answers, but to provide a midyear snapshot of European travel in the age of coronavirus. Among European countries, Sweden famously took a more hands-off (read: “American”) approach, and stands alone among European countries in its high infection rates and lower-than-hoped-for immunity rates. How European Travel Will Be AffectedThat said, the time will come — eventually — for Americans to head back to Europe. In the weeks after 9/11, hunkered-down Americans wondered if we’d ever travel in Europe the same way again. (I remember that panicked morning in Rick Steves’ Europe Travel Center — standing by to answer phones that never rang — and wondering whether planes would even fly again.)
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Some of the Raunchiest Hookups of My Life Were on Mumbai's Crowded Trains

I had broken the unspoken rule of local train cruising: Never interact outside the realm of the sweaty, jam-packed train—or it gets messy. One of those is: Why do queer men hook up in local trains? The local trains of Mumbai are infamous for being packed to the point that leaving with your own limbs intact at your stop becomes a mission in itself. As they say, “When life gives you lemons, you squeeze them like a stranger’s balls on a train.”There’s a legend among gay men in Mumbai surrounding the suburban local trains. Misery loves company and the Mumbai local trains keep proving it time and again.
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Sophie Showed Me The Cybernetic Divinity of Being Trans

When Sophie was asked "do you believe in god" during a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine, the avant-garde pop musician responded simply:“Yes. Sophie’s tragic death was felt especially hard by the trans community, which the once-mysterious pop star had embraced since coming out of self-imposed obscurity with the 2018 release of The Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides. Tracks like “Faceshopping” embrace body modification and plastic surgery as a form of self-determination—an undeniably trans narrative. It was through Sophie’s music that I began to see my own transness as a kind of beautiful cyborg divinity. I remember leaving early with my then-girlfriend, both of us exhausted and assured that we would get a chance to see the enigmatic pop star perform again.
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Spain’s Civil War: The Valley of the Fallen and Picasso’s "Guernica"

A 500-foot-tall granite cross marks the Valley of the Fallen — an immense and powerful underground monument to the victims of Spain’s devastating Civil War. Unlike America’s Civil War, which pitted north against south, this war was between classes and ideologies. But interred here — in chapels flanking the altar — are the remains of tens of thousands — victims from both sides — who lost their lives in Spain’s civil war. Another place to remember the victims of Spain’s Civil War is back in Madrid at the Centro Reina Sofia. It was a kind of dress rehearsal for the horrors of World War II — approved by Franco, carried out by Hitler.
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South Dakota Voters Said Yes to Legal Weed. This Judge Threw It Out.

South Dakotans will have to wait a bit longer to learn the fate of legal cannabis in their state. The amendment approved by a majority of South Dakota voters legalizes cannabis and orders the state Department of Revenue to issue licenses to businesses. Klinger wrote that the amendment was unconstitutional, according to the Argus Leader, because it violated an amendment voters approved in 2018 mandating that constitutional amendments only concern a single subject. “Due to the intermingling of multiple subjects within Amendment A, it is not possible for this court to ascertain which sections of the amendment the South Dakota voters supported,” Klinger wrote. Brendan Johnson, a former U.S. Attorney for South Dakota representing South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, told the Argus Leader that his group was preparing to appeal its case to the state Supreme Court.
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Sorry, Travel Won't Be Returning to Normal This Year...Or Next

When the world clued into the severity of COVID-19, travel was one of the first things to go. AdvertisementWith all the variation, it’ll likely take a year or longer for international travel to climb to pre-pandemic levels, experts say, though their estimates vary. He estimates domestic flights won't climb back to normal until 2022, while international flights won’t bounce back until 2023 or 2024. Globally, freer international mobility, particularly for luxury travel, won’t be safe until countries work together to vaccinate at-risk groups around the world. University of Alberta infectious disease expert Dr. Lynora Saxinger previously said full-blown travel won’t return until every country is safeguarded from the virus.
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Specialized Execs: ‘Prepare for Bike Shortages to Last Another Year’

It’s the best of times and it is the worst of times for bikes and component sales. There are massive lag times for most new bike deliveries, and components are backordered everywhere, with some parts more than a year away from being shipped to customers. Some overseas factories did shut down for a time, and shipping is way up in general for tons of products, but with the bike shortage, it’s mostly a surge in demand that has overwhelmed factories. Robert Margevicius, Executive VP at Specialized, gave a speech this week for the Tapei Cycle Online Show in which he pointed to a 38 percent surge in bike sales in 2020, which has destroyed the supply chain. We’re looking at another year of shortages of bikes and bike parts.
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Star Party on Mount Potosi Las Vegas ▶ Local Adventurer

This past weekend we got to attend our very first star party on Mount Potosi, which is an hour and a half southwest of Las Vegas. If you’ve never heard of a star party, you’re probably not nerdy enough. ;P A star party is where a group of amateur astronomers get together to observe the sky and nerd out over all the cool stuff they see. There were 6 being set up by a few folks from the Las Vegas astronomy club. Tips for going to a Star Party (some specific to Mount Potosi Las Vegas):Bundle up!
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Spate of new research supports wearing masks to control coronavirus spread

Several new studies published this month support wearing masks to curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus. Face masks appear to be most effective when supplemented with hand-washing and physical distancing, Schünemann and his colleagues said. Other states have directed workers in restaurants and other businesses to wear masks, while recommending that residents follow suit. And more than three-quarters — including those people who wear masks ubiquitously — said they wear their masks at least sometimes when they leave their homes. Some Republican lawmakers have criticized mask mandates as evidence of government overreach, and some have branded those wearing masks as weak.
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Spicy One Pot Jambalaya with Orzo

Combining orzo pasta, dehydrated veggies, summer sausage, rich tomato powder, and spicy cajun seasoning, this jambalaya is ready to eat in minutes but tastes like it has been simmering on the stovetop all day. Why It Works For Backpacking• Big flavor, small pot. Using spicy cajun seasoning and tomato powder, this jambalaya has a complexity of flavor that is rarely found in backpacking meals, and it uses only one pot so you’re not stuck doing a ton of dishes in the backcountry. This homemade one pot backpacking meal is worth washing a dish for – it combines orzo pasta with a spicy and flavorful sauce that will fill you right up after a long day of exploring. Ingredient Notes• The level of spice in Cajun seasoning can vary greatly from brand to brand.
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Steep Ravine Cabins, Marin County, California

One of the secrets (sorta) of California state parks are the nine Steep Ravine cabins on Mt. It shelters 6,300 acres of redwoods, oaks, and meadows, with views to the Farallon Islands from its 2,571-foot summit. On the first day of the month at 8 a.m. PST, slots are open for the month six months out via the Reserve California website. Our own Justin Housman stays at the cabins every year, thanks to an industrious and early rising sister-in-law. It’s the sort of place I’d normally keep to myself but it’s so difficult to get reservations it doesn’t really matter.”ADVERTISEMENTWeekend Cabin isn’t necessarily about the weekend, or cabins.
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Stella McCartney on how the pandemic is affecting sustainable fashion

‘The fashion industry relies on people – those who make our clothes, the farmers who grow the crops for the materials. We select materials and products through a carefully vetted network of partners around the world – many have been with us since Stella McCartney was founded. We have never used fur or leather because we believe that animals should not die for the sake of fashion. To me, it’s making shifts like these that is revolutionary.’AdvertisementDo you think the future of fashion is green? Now read:Our top 15 sustainable fashion brandsOur top 15 sustainable fashion brands Style & Culture Our top 15 sustainable fashion brandsThe best sustainable swimwear brandsAdvertisementThe best sustainable swimwear brands Style & Culture The best sustainable swimwear brandsThe sustainable shopping guide to London
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Split View Mountain Lodge, Buskerud, Norway

The Split View Mountain Lodge, in Norway, is pretty much the antithesis of the stereotypical mountain lodge. Large, sweeping spaces and oversized timbers are replaced with intimate – even small – rooms and blonde, standard-issue lumber. The only similarities between this private mountain home and our image of the quintessential mountain lodge are the enormous, peaked windows aimed smack at the mountains in the distance. The home was designed by Reiulf Ramstad Architects (Arkitekter), who were awarded the highest Norwegian honor for design and architecture – the Jacob Award. It’s not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape.
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Study: Climbing Chalk Appears to Halt Coronavirus

Study: Climbing Chalk Appears to Halt CoronavirusAs gyms around the country tentatively re-open, whether outdoors or indoors with reduced capacity, climbing gyms have set rules about mask and chalk use to combat any spread of the coronavirus in their buildings. A new study from the UK’s De Montfort University shows, however, that climbing chalk breaks deactivates the virus. Researchers used a substitute coronavirus, closely related to the virus that causes COVID-19 in the study. They put samples of the virus on plastic meant to mimic climbing holds. Some of the plastic was dusted with climbing chalk, and some was left clean as a control.
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Stuck in a Rut? Here’s a Way to Snap Out of It

ADVERTISEMENTMy colleagues and I at the Existential Psychology Lab at Texas A&M University study the psychological outcomes of belief in free will. So, we decided to explore how believing in free will influences our sense of self and identity. Participants who wrote about experiences reflecting low belief in free will reported feeling less “in touch” with their true selves. Participants in the low free will group reported feeling less authentic than participants in the high free will group. They are less in touch with who they are and do not believe their actions reflect their core beliefs and values.
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Super Mario Party, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch

A complete refresh of the Mario Party™ series The original 4-player Mario Party series board game mode that fans love is back, and your friends and family are invited to the party! Check out this article to know more.
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Super Yum: Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew

If you’re looking for something hearty, comforting, and healthy the next time you’re out camping, you need to try this vegan sweet potato peanut stew. Check out this article to get the recipe!
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Surprise! States That Make It Harder to Vote Had Lower Turnout in 2020

But a look at how voter turnout shifted in 2020 shows a strong link between states making it easier to vote and voters actually turning out. In 2020, the states that showed the biggest jumps in voter turnout were almost uniformly states that also made it dramatically easier to vote, often by allowing everyone to vote by mail. But these data show an undeniable correlation between mail voting laws and turnout in the last election. But there were significant differences in both the turnout rate by state and how much higher states’ turnout was from earlier elections. But after it instituted mail voting, turnout jumped a stunning 14.7 percentage points to 57 percent—still near the bottom in turnout, but a massive improvement.
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Surviving the World's Most Dangerous Hike

Everything you need to know about hiking Mount Huashan, better known as the ‘world’s most dangerous hike’, or the ‘plank walk’, in China. Check out our video of the World’s Most Dangerous Hike on Mount Huashan at the bottom of this article! She too was keen to tackle the world’s most dangerous hike. The thrill of surviving the world’s most dangerous hike was as immense as the mountain we had just scaled. The entire journey, including trekking on the world’s most dangerous hike, can be done in a day trip.
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Surviving The World’s Most Dangerous Hike – Mt Huashan – NOMADasaurus Adventure Travel Blog

Everything you need to know about hiking Mount Huashan, better known as the ‘world’s most dangerous hike’, or the ‘plank walk’, in China. Staring over the edge on the Mount Huashan hike. Check out our video of the World’s Most Dangerous Hike on Mount Huashan at the bottom of this article! Book here with Agoda.comThese views await you on Mount Huashan…How Much Does it Cost to Climb Mount Huashan? Mount Huashan is part of the Huashan National Park, and as such there is an entrance fee to get in.
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Texas Wants to Ban Facebook and Twitter ... From Banning

Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas. (Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP)The state that wants to deregulate everything wants to tell Facebook and Twitter how to run their platforms. Though Republican lawmakers generally claim to take a hands-off approach to the way businesses operate, social media is another thing entirely. But it’s far from clear that the Texas law, if passed, would actually result in the impact that Abbott and Texas Republicans seek. “From a First Amendment perspective, social media companies are private actors and aren't subject to the First Amendment,” University of Texas law professor Scot Powe told the Texas Tribune earlier this year.
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Switzerland's Jungfrau, Schilthorn, and Lauterbrunnen Valley

Its Lauterbrunnen Valley, which stretches south from the city of Interlaken, is a wonderful springboard for some of my favorite Swiss Alp experiences. Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its vertical sides and flat bottom, is U-shaped — a textbook example of a glacier-shaped valley. While the main town, also called Lauterbrunnen, sits on the valley floor, neighboring towns hang on cliffs high above. And perched on a saddle between two of those mountains is the Jungfraujoch station — and that's where we're going…by train. The Jungfraujoch [station] is like a small resort perched on a mountain ridge.
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Switzerland’s Military, Hiding in the Mountains

In the 20th century, Switzerland — famous for its neutrality — became an alpine fortress, honeycombed with underground military installations. My friend Fritz Hutmacher, who just finished 20 years in the army reserve, is giving away a few Swiss military secrets. Swiss men are required to spend time in the military, including about 20 years in the reserve. [knock, knock] Turn your mountains into a hidden fortress. Wandering through this hidden fortress you’re reminded how perilous Switzerland’s position was in the 20th century and how committed the Swiss were to defending their freedom.
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Ted Alexandro Said SNL Stole His Joke, So He Asked for a Million Dollars

“All the messages had varying ways of phrasing ‘they stole your joke’ or they took your joke’ or ‘they did the same joke,’” Alexandro told VICE. AdvertisementThe SNL sketch in question is a produced digital short, featuring the week’s special guest, Dan Levy, as well as several cast members. Alexandro has a 2019 bit with the same premise, which also name-drops Zillow. The SNL sketch sounded familiar enough to several people that they flagged the sketch to Alexandro. Upon review, Alexandro also saw the similarities, so he cut together a side-by-side clip, and asked NBC to Venmo him a million dollars.
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Thai Airways to Fly Over Holy Buddhist Sites to Boost Tourism Amid Pandemic

A grounded Thai Airways passenger aircraft is reflected on the windows of a terminal of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Aug. 1, 2020, as passenger numbers plummeted due to the coronavirus. Calling it a "Magical Flying experience,” the company told VICE News that the idea was to offer a "flight to nowhere" with a unique Thai Airways twist. People sit on airplane seats as they dine in at a Thai Airways pop-up airplane-themed restaurant at the airline's headquarters in Bangkok on Sept. 10, 2020. A Thai Airways official said the flight was part of the government's attempt to focus on domestic tourism. The restaurant employs flight attendants in uniform and serves around 2,000 meals a day.
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Sweden Tries Out a New Status: Pariah State

“We are really confident that our immunity is higher than any other Nordic country’s,” Mr. Tegnell said during a news conference last week. He added that while Sweden was not striving for so-called herd immunity, the higher level of immunity “is contributing to lower numbers of patients needing hospitalization, as well as fewer deaths per day.”Mr. Tegnell also said that infections in Sweden “had peaked,” and were now falling, a trend reflected in The Times’s figures. Experts in the other Scandinavian countries say the higher immunity levels have not been proven through rigorous testing, and that such talk misses a major point. But perhaps because of such differing outcomes, his star has dimmed lately. Confidence in Mr. Tegnell went from 69 percent in April to 60 percent on Monday, according to a poll done by the leading Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter and Ipsos.
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That Patagonia A-Hole Label Is Real and We Have the Story

Like a lot of people, I first saw the underside of the Patagonia label via Corey Ciorciari’s Twitter feed. “Vote the assholes out,” the label says, and who can argue with that? But with all the deepfakes and Photoshops in the hands of, well, everyone, I was dubious whether it was real. It’s true: Patagonia has made a super limited edition run of our Road to Regenerative™ Stand Up® Shorts that have a tag in them with the words, “Vote the assholes out” on the underside of the label. And we want to encourage our community to join us in voting for climate champions and voting the assholes out.
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The 10 best destinations for solo female travellers

The setting for this former royal capital (a title it held until 1975) could hardly be more idyllic – it lies in a valley at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers. Travellers come to visit the grand Buddhist temples, such as 16th-century Wat Xieng Thong, and to take trips into the hills for hiking, swimming in waterfalls and nature-spotting. The town has also built up a robust wellness scene, with a predictable but pleasant roster of yoga centres, juice cafés and meditation retreats, making it a dreamy destination for a solo soul-seeker. But another major draw is its food scene, in which flavoursome Laotian cooking melds with colonial French flair to produce a truly unique cuisine. And because the accommodation on offer spans everything from £10 guesthouse dorms to suites at the Rosewood, Luang Prabang draws every type of traveller, making it easy to find company or seek seclusion, whichever you prefer.
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The 10 best places to visit in Europe in 2021

The archipelago, 950 miles from the coast of parent country Portugal, is a place of volcanic craters, sulphuric hot springs, breaching whales and surf breaks overlooked by epic stacks. The archipelago of biospheres and marine reserves has also been a quiet paragon of sustainable tourism, a sort of European answer to Costa Rica. There are ferries and small planes to islands such as Faial, Pico and São Jorge, but most of the action happens on Sao Miguel, which is well stocked with good places to stay. This is a timeless sort of place; a deep-nature escape, which feels about right in 2021. Find out more about the Exploring the new wave of eco travel on the Azores
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The 10 most beautiful places in Yorkshire

YorkWalking around York is like taking several big steps back in time as a layer of history is unpeeled at every turn, from the grand Victorian train station to the Norman castle, the ruined Benedictine abbey to the city walls originally built by the Romans. However, two very different locations draw the biggest crowds. One of those, as you’d expect, is the jaw-dropping Gothic splendour of York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in northern Europe. The other is the more understated Shambles, a charming almost-caricature of a medieval street with atmospheric overhanging buildings and maze-like alleyways. Now read:The 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and IrelandThe 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and Ireland Inspiration The 20 most beautiful villages in the UK and IrelandThe 10 best places to visit in the UK in 2021The 10 best places to visit in the UK in 2021 Inspiration The 10 best places to visit in the UK in 2021Things to do in York: the ultimate guide
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The 12 best places to visit in the UK in 2021

Holidaying on home turf, albeit a little forced upon us recently, has never seemed so appealing. Nor – largely as a result of the pandemic – has it been so sought after; watching a growing wave of interest sweep across the UK’s best cities and beautiful landscapes, the travel industry is racing to curate exceptional staycation experiences. With four definite seasons, countless ecosystems and a growing sense of food ethics, homegrown flavours are on the up. Turning the tide on homogenisation, innovative and sustainably minded independents have more support than ever. Here are our 12 UK destinations to keep itchy feet happy at home in 2021.
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The 14 best exhibitions in London 2020

PARADISE LOST, KEW GARDENSConsider humanity’s impact on the worldClimate change continues to dominate the news, Sir David Attenborough has finally joined Instagram to hammer home the point online and a Climate Clock has been installed in New York’s Times Square to count down the years and days until the damage is irreversible. We’ve never been more aware of how society needs to change to protect our planet. Jan Hendrix’s latest exhibition, at Kew Gardens, examines what happens to the world when we alter and destroy our natural environment. Using intricately wrought glass and silver leaf, he creates a delicate monochrome depiction of Australia’s Kamay Botany Bay. A once-beautiful and teeming cove, it was destroyed as British colonials removed indigenous populations from the land in the 18th century and disrupted a centuries-old ecosystem over the following 200 years.
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The 14 best spas in the UK

The Gainsborough Bath Spa, BathBEST FOR ANCIENT TREATMENTS WITH A TWISTNo wonder there is so much excitement about Bath's latest arrival. This is how to take the city's thermal waters in style, and there is nowhere else in Britain like it. Staff are on hand to remind you how to use the circuit and you can pick between drinking gentle lavender-scented water or little liquid chocolate shots. Thoughtfully conceived and sensitively executed, this is the spa hotel that Bath, at last, deserves. Every member of staff is willing you to have a good time, all of them are 100 per cent behind the vision.
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The 18 Best Gifts for 1-Year-Olds

t's hard to find toys for 1-year-olds. Kids in this age group are not infants, and just barely toddlers. Check out this article to give your 1-year-old the perfect gift.
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The 10 best places to visit in the UK in 2021

Holidaying on home turf, albeit a little forced upon us recently, has never seemed so appealing. Nor – largely as a result of the pandemic – has it been so sought after; watching a growing wave of interest sweep across the UK’s best cities and beautiful landscapes, the travel industry is racing to curate exceptional staycation experiences. With four definite seasons, countless ecosystems and a growing sense of food ethics, homegrown flavours are on the up. Turning the tide on homogenisation, innovative and sustainably minded independents have more support than ever. Here are our 10 UK destinations to keep itchy feet happy at home in 2021.
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The 15 BEST Things to Do in Winnipeg (2021 Guide)

Everything you need to make the most of your time in the city with our guide to the best things to do in Winnipeg! Here are some of the best things to do in Winnipeg to help you make the most of this captivating city. Walking within its green beauty is one of the best things to do in Winnipeg. 9) Visit The Winnipeg Art GalleryThe Winnipeg Art Gallery has been drawing visitors for years, and it’s about to get a huge make over! 15) Simply Explore Winnipeg’s Awesome StreetsDon’t be fooled by this extensive list – one of the best things to do in Winnipeg is simply walk around its funky streets and alleyways.
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The 14 best podcasts to listen to in 2021

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The 20 best holiday destinations in April

A five-day public holiday in mid-April, the country essentially turns into one giant, good-natured water fight, with locals and tourists alike soaking each other in the streets. One of the more enthusiastic places to embrace this soggy ritual is Koh Samui. A world away from flimsy beach huts and lethal bucket ‘cocktails’, Kamalaya is a jungly wellness retreat staffed by monks. Sustainable travel tip: Thai staff who work in busy beach destinations such as Koh Samui must contend with the high costs of living in a tourist town, without comparable wages, so the best thing you can do here is tip – generously, and often. The best islands in Thailand
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The 17 BEST Things to do in Dawson City, Yukon (2021 Guide)

Wander the picturesque streets – just one of the many awesome things to do in Dawson City, Yukon. Here’s our complete guide to the best things to do in Dawson City, YukonREAD MORE – Check out our southern Yukon road trip itinerary. The best tour company in Dawson City is Klondike Experience, run by Canadian man Jesse, who moved to Dawson City over a decade ago and instantly fell in love with the town. Definitely one of the top things to do in Dawson City, Yukon if you can time your trip right. Party at Dawson City Music FestivalBesides the Sourtoe Cocktail Club, there was something else we kept hearing about whenever we talked to people about Dawson, and that was the legendary Dawson City Music Festival.
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The 23 best hotels in the Maldives

Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah, Baa AtollBest for: total privacyWide-brimmed straw hats off to the Four Seasons. With this five-acre, seven-bedroom, profoundly private island it has raised the proverbial bar. How much or how little you make of Voavah is likely to be your main - your only - concern. You've got the splendours of the Baa Atoll lapping at your shores and your own yacht on which to explore it. It serves to draw your eye outwards, back into the sublime, saturated colour and endless space of sea and sky beyond.
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The 18 Best Gifts for 3-Year-Olds

What do kids love? Storybook? More toys? Cupcakes? Well, the list is endless. If you're wondering what to get your 3-year-old. check out this list to get your child the best gift for growing years.
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The 7 Most Romantic Greek Islands

Can you think of any other country that evokes and celebrates romance goals other than Greece? Check out these 7 most romantic Greek islands to plan your next romantic trip.
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The 8 best farm stays in Europe

ROSSOBAVARIA, GERMANYIt’s not often you find wabi-sabi principles laid out deep in the heart of the Allgäu in Bavaria, amid the meadows, hills and cow-filled pastures. But that ancient Japanese philosophy has informed the renovation of this farm, its barns and stables. Lime plaster lines the walls, mattresses are covered with organic linen and cheerily big kitchens mean guests can cook up all the regional ingredients they find in the farm shop. This part of Germany is incredibly pretty, with fairy-tale castles, deep canyons and high-altitude walking trails. And it now has an earthy yet smart place for nature lovers to stay.
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The 8 most beautiful places in Arabia

With Saudi Arabia only recently opening up to international visitors, its beauty spots aren’t yet as recognisable (or overrun) as they perhaps deserve to be. The destination is home to Nabatean tombs to rival Petra, pristine dive spots that compete favourably with any of Egypt’s and great canyons that are as awe-inspiring as the well-trodden ones populating several American national parks. The landscape is as diverse and layered as the country's ancient culture of traders, poets, pilgrims and prophets, which can be experienced in the souks of gleaming modern cities as well as around the desert homes of prophets and poets, princes and pilgrims. Much of the south-eastern region is covered by the vast Empty Quarter, the world’s largest sand desert. Here are eight spots you shouldn't miss.
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The Alternatives to Instagram-Ready Desert Art

Art in the desert went viral last fall with the debut of a bewitching spear of reflective metal in southern Utah. When Desert X returned two years later, artworks that contrasted starkly with their environs proliferated again. The Painted Desert Project, an ongoing street art exhibition on the Navajo Nation, has a similar effect. (Desert X itself has expanded more controversially, bringing the biennial to Saudi Arabia last year; the show drew international condemnation, given the Saudi government’s human rights abuses.) Top photo: An installment of the The Painted Desert Project in Bitter Springs, Arizona, created by Jetsonorama in 2009.
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The Backpacker Who Carries Too Much

Every day at six in the morning Jeffrey would rise from his tent and stride through camp wearing-and I’m not making this up-red and white-striped silk pajamas. Who brought silk pajamas into the Sierra? Who, aside from Hugh Hefner, even owned silk pajamas? I’d never be the dude who stuffed his backpack with grooming gear, a hot-milk frother, and a full-size backgammon set. You need a compass, because I’m sure as hell not going to rely on my Casio to find the way, and a couple knives, because I’m always misplacing those things.
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The Australian Government Will Pay Half Your Flight if You Holiday at Home

Some destinations are only available from certain cities, however, based on indicative routes. Select locations were chosen according to their reliance on aviation for tourism and international visitors. AdvertisementAnd the incentives are compelling: the ABC indicates that a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast, as an example, could cost as little as $60. Depending on demand, more destinations and routes could also be included later in the year. Discounted tickets can be purchased between the beginning of April and the end of July, for travel through until the end of September.
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The Best Air BnBs In the UK and Ireland

Looking for Airbnb? We have carefully selected these as recommendations based on their location, design, previous guest reviews and the fact that they have achieved Airbnb's Superhost status at the time of our research. Check it out!
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