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Photo essay: Make your own container garden Interesting

Photo essay: Make your own container garden

Who says you need a big yard to have a garden?1Metal Can1. You can squeeze in a container garden anywhere. On your window sill, on your balcony, on the terrace, on your patio, in your yard. Photo: Holly Crawford2Burlap Sacks2. Despite size restrictions, you can grow a number of vegetables (and flowers) in a container garden.

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Quilombo: The best little Argentine restaurant in Baños, Ecuador Interesting

Quilombo: The best little Argentine restaurant in Baños, Ecuador

Tonight, my friend and I checked out a little restaurant called Quilombo in Baños, Ecuador.I wanted to go because it’s run by an Argentine, and I’ve been feeling a little homesick for Buenos Aires. Outside, there was a mural of a couple in a tango embrace next to a jumbo bottle of wine. Inside, we sat next to a stuffed bull head that I ran into more than once getting up from the table.

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Biggest dam removal project in history begins this week Interesting

Biggest dam removal project in history begins this week

This week begins the biggest dam removal project in history, restoring over 70 miles of salmon spawning habitat and 4 miles of whitewater on Washington’s Elwha River.THE ELWHA WATERSHED is one of the most intense places I’ve ever been. A 20-minute ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, and then just a 90-minute drive across the Olympic Peninsula you end up in temperate rainforests with massive firs and bigleaf maple.

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Why the bus from Santiago to Mendoza is worth it Interesting

Why the bus from Santiago to Mendoza is worth it

Many expats take this route between Chile and Argentina to renew their visas.DON’T VOMIT, keep your eyes on the horizon. This is what I tell myself as I take a doubledecker bus on the windy road from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. There are 28 hairpin turns on the Chile side and most of the six hours of highway driving are enough to make my stomach lurch.

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The most alien landscapes on Earth Interesting

The most alien landscapes on Earth

***Copyright: Please visit the photographer links for licensing conditions for each photo. Some are available through a Creative Commons license, but many are copyrighted against unauthorized use. We were granted special permission to feature them in this Matador photo essay. ***1Salar de Uyuni, BoliviaThe largest salt flat in the world reflects the sky during the wet season.

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10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people Interesting

10 revolutionary acts of courage by ordinary people

Here are 10 people who stood up for peace and human rights. And inspired countless others to do the same.WHEN LOOKING BACK through the mystique of history, we tend to impose super-human status to those who stood up for their beliefs in a revolutionary way.For some of them, the decision to act was conscious defiance to the status quo.

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How to: Survive a plane crash Interesting

How to: Survive a plane crash

Mayday! Mayday! Your plane is going down… these 3 videos show you how you walk ( or better yet run ) away with your life.THINKING OF BEING IN AN PLANE CRASH makes my butt pucker, regardless if the majority of passengers end up surviving.Thankfully there are several tried and true rules that can increase your odds of escaping the burning wreckage with your skin mostly intact.

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How to: Turn a hoodie into a backpack Interesting

How to: Turn a hoodie into a backpack

How to: Turn a hoodie into a backpack - Our SiteWe use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. For more information on how we use cookies consult our revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

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The world’s oldest maps Interesting

The world’s oldest maps

Man has been carving symbols into stones and on cave walls for thousands of years so it was only a matter of time before navigational inscriptions would emerge to help guide our hunting and foraging patterns.From cave drawings and Babylonian clay tablets to stone carvings and papyrus text, here are some of the world’s oldest maps (in no particular order).

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Go where life leads, but keep that history degree in your back pocket Interesting

Go where life leads, but keep that history degree in your back pocket

Ted Templeton takes Stuart on a tour of his recording studio, Sunset Sound, showing some of the hit records he’s made and telling the stories behind them.Ted Templeton at Sunset Sound, Los Angeles. Photo by: Stuart HoltThe Most Interesting Person Project is a series of interviews in which each person interviewed gives the name of the person they think is the most interesting person they know.

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Notes on whuppin’ death Interesting

Notes on whuppin’ death

How elegant it is to be a carving of one’s own words. ~ Shamis Tabrizi, Sufi WandererIT WAS 1954. The girl was 14. She came home from high school to what seemed to be an empty house. The blinds were drawn. The television, for once, was off. Her mother was not on the living-room couch, a post she had been taking with alarming frequency.

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10 sacred mountains around the world Interesting

10 sacred mountains around the world

10 sacred mountains around the world - Our SiteSince ancient times various mountains around the world have been held sacred. Here are 10 worth visiting for a spiritual high.1Mount Olympus, GreeceThe legendary home of the Greek Gods and throne of Zeus is the highest mountain in Greece at 9,577 feet.

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Heliskiing with SEABA in Haines, Alaska Interesting

Heliskiing with SEABA in Haines, Alaska

Heliskiing with SEABA in Haines, Alaska - Our SiteHeliskiing in Alaska can be as dangerous as it is spectacular, but with the right guide, it’s something every skier/rider should put on their list.ALASKA OFFERS MANY different destinations and outfitters for heliskiing trips. I flew with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) out of Haines.

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7 ways to get on the water in NYC Interesting

7 ways to get on the water in NYC

Walking the concrete canyons of Manhattan, it’s easy to forget you’re on an island.AND WITH MULTI-LANE highways encircling the borough, it can be a challenge to enjoy the scenery and history of New York Harbor — unless you take to the water.The iconic orange Staten Island Ferry isn’t the only way. Here are seven more.

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Thoughts from someone scared shitless of flying Interesting

Thoughts from someone scared shitless of flying

What happens when you put an aviophobe on 10 flights in 9 days?St. John’s to Toronto, boarding: This will definitely be my last trip ever. I just know it this time. I have that gut instinct.Mom said she had a feeling I wouldn’t make it on this South America trip. I keep wondering why she thinks so. She’s always having these weird premonitions.

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Thaipusam festival in Malaysia Interesting

Thaipusam festival in Malaysia

Allison Heiliczer witnesses the Tamil festival of Thaipusam — commonly celebrated in India — just outside of Kuala Lampur.I RECENTLY ATTENDED the Thaipusam festival in Kuala Lumpur, at the Batu Caves. This day is celebrated mostly by the Tamils during the Tamil month of Thai on the full moon. It celebrates the birth of the god of war and victory, Murugan.

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How to roll a kayak Interesting

How to roll a kayak

Rolling a kayak is like learning to ride a bike. Once you’ve got it, you’ll have it forever.ROLLING A KAYAK is one of the most counter-intuitive things you’ll ever try.When you’re upside down, your instinct tells you to go UP, to get AIR, but it’s exactly the opposite that you have to do–keep your head down, and bring it up last–in order to roll correctly.

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Famous 10 year old chef is also Japan’s youngest sake connoisseur Interesting

Famous 10 year old chef is also Japan’s youngest sake connoisseur

10 year old Akane Niikura is Japan’s youngest certified sake connoisseur ever.KIDS AND BOOZE apparently do mix. Using just her sense of smell and expertise (i.e. the way the sake flows and sticks to the side of the glass), Akane is able to pick a type of sake to perfectly accommodate your meal. Yup, without even tasting the drink, she was able to pass the Sake Service Institute test.

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B&B etiquette for people under 60 Interesting

B&B etiquette for people under 60

2011 was my year of bed and breakfasts.I’M 25. I’M more inclined to stay in dingy hostels or on the couch of a stranger than in swanky accommodations. But such is the life of a travel writer, and many times this past year I’ve jumped from places like the indulgent Pan Pacific in downtown Vancouver with its meticulously moulded butter balls to the top bunk of a musty hostel bed in the Okanagan.

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How to protect yourself from vampires around the world Interesting

How to protect yourself from vampires around the world

Lonely Planet and Fodor’s don’t prepare you for quite everything.GARLIC, CHECK. HOLY WATER, check. Crucifix, check. So you’ve packed for every contingency, even encounters with Nosferatu, and now you’re ready to go?Think again, intrepid traveler. More than one kind of bloodsucker haunts the far reaches of the earth.

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