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Organic chocolate farming in photos Interesting

Organic chocolate farming in photos

Join Joshywashington in Grenada as he watches the beans of the Theobroma cacao tree transform into bars of delicious, organic chocolate.A visit to the Grenada Chocolate Company and the Dougaldston Spice Boucan enlightens me to the time honored tradition of fine chocolate making. Grenada has been producing some of the finest cacao beans for over 300 years and proudly carries on the sweet tradition in the form of award winning chocolate.

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Just how big is Alaska anyway? Interesting

Just how big is Alaska anyway?

Just how big is Alaska anyway? - Our SiteMore onAlaska, United StatesWe 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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Notes on an old woman hiding in plain sight Interesting

Notes on an old woman hiding in plain sight

She just sat there, hiding.There was no other way to describe it. Umbrella-clad tables filled the small plaza while little kids dodged waiters balancing food and beer. Tarifa’s full of them: Plaza San Francisco, Plaza del Angel, Plaza La Paz, each no larger than a front lawn in the suburbs, surrounded by wooden shutters and chalky white concrete with a narrow alley or two leading into another, the living rooms of the medina.

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20 weird souvenirs from around the world [PICS] Interesting

20 weird souvenirs from around the world [PICS]

Most travelers are guilty of picking up odd knick-knacks that seemed attractive at the time; I know I am. So we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest souvenirs out there for your viewing pleasure.1Weird SouvenirsSeems innocent enough, right? According to photographer Nathal, & 34;Dutch souvenirs with Denmark painted on them.

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McDonald’s around the world: There is no escape Interesting

McDonald’s around the world: There is no escape

Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take your New World Order?YOU CAN’T ESCAPE. Maybe you thought that going to Egypt, Israel, China or Malaysia would spare you the sight of the golden arches. Maybe you thought you could see the iconic structures of Rome, cover every inch of the Louvre, or sightsee in historic Vienna without being jarred by the realization that McDonald’s is a world leader in globalization.

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Chris Jordan photographs American mass consumption Interesting

Chris Jordan photographs American mass consumption

Photographer Chris Jordan describes the photos in his series “Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption” as his “first foray into being an engaged artist.” 1Cell phones 2, Atlanta, 2005& 34;The idea behind this series was to capture the scale of our mass consumption. It was the first time I stood in front of piles of the detritus of our mass consumption.

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12 natural wonders of Australia Interesting

12 natural wonders of Australia

12 natural wonders of Australia - Our SiteFor the record, I’m skipping straight over Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef.Not that they don’t deserve it, of course. But let’s all agree we know what they look like. Instead, here are some lesser-known natural wonders in the harsh, rugged land that is Australia.

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Love in the time of Matador: Navigating the waters of an open relationship Interesting

Love in the time of Matador: Navigating the waters of an open relationship

All photos by author.Inspired by a recent article on CNN about open relationships, Matador editor Christine Garvin reflects on an open relationship where she fell in love with a married man.I’ve dated my boss and my professor, and fallen in love with a much older, Sensitive New Age Guy. But I’ve always stayed clear of married men, or any man already involved in a committed relationship.

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How not to get laid in New York Interesting

How not to get laid in New York

Lauren Quinn’s encounter is a reminder of how fragile people are.“SO, CAN I ASK YOU SOMETHING?” Angelo flicks over a tentative glance.I curl my toes around the edge of the mattress, my legs crossed so that maybe he can see up my skirt and maybe he can’t. “Shoot.” I flash him what he’s told me is my Cali smile.

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Hitting the skids on Emerald Isle Interesting

Hitting the skids on Emerald Isle

A lot clearing business, a man named Brian, and life in a trailer — C Noah Pelletier describes growing up in a family of Beach People.There’s a certain stigma associated with people who live in trailers. Even a first grader can feel it. Technically, my family and I lived in a mobile home, but you never could have convinced me.

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Love in the time of Matador: Anatomy of a tour leader relationship Interesting

Love in the time of Matador: Anatomy of a tour leader relationship

Photo by authorNick Rowlands comes clean about his relationship with another tour leader in Egypt.How We Got TogetherYou know how it goes. We happened to be in the right place, at the right time. In the right mood.That pretty new tour leader who had been hovering around the periphery of my awareness suddenly snapped into focus, and we found ourselves on a felucca on the most romantic river in the world, huddled close under a blanket as the cold weather played cupid.

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Urban agriculture, coming to a freeway near you Interesting

Urban agriculture, coming to a freeway near you

Growing your own food isn’t just for farmers – you can do it in the city too!My first encounter with urban farming was in Philadelphia, smack in the middle of downtown. Between cheesesteak joints and T-shirt stores lay a gorgeous green lot, tended by a happy mix of young and old people. Children were gleeful with fat watering cans in their arms.

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16 reasons to travel Patagonia by bike Interesting

16 reasons to travel Patagonia by bike

WHEN MATADOR OFFERED ME a press trip slot with ExperiencePlus! on its latest Pedal the Andes Plus Chiloe 11-day cycle tour, I couldn’t refuse.My five-year-and-counting love affair with Patagonia began with a short ski trip in 2004. In 2007 I committed, and I’ve been based in Mendoza, Argentina, ever since.

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Love in the time of Matador: The easy answer that’s hard to accept Interesting

Love in the time of Matador: The easy answer that’s hard to accept

The author and her beau, overlooking the view of the mountains.Contributor Gabriela Garcia reflects on her “location independent” relationship.Our yellow jeep wound along a perilous stretch of road alongside a cliff in Maui. I’d insisted on taking us to see a series of natural pools that lead to the ocean.

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Help, I think my dog is gay! Interesting

Help, I think my dog is gay!

What is the world coming to when a gay dog can’t walk into a restaurant in a civilized society and order a Milkbone? I mean really. Am I taking crazy pills?When I first heard the story of Nudge, a gay dog, and his blind owner Ian Jolly being refused admittance to Thai Spice, an eatery in Australia, I was stunned.

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A Gmail app for iPhone that (tentatively) works Interesting

A Gmail app for iPhone that (tentatively) works

Google is trying to correct their epic fail earlier this month.THAT FAIL BEING THE LAUNCH of their first native Gmail app, which was released in the Apple store on November 2nd. It’s not that the app was bad – it’s that it didn’t work. After entering their login info, most users were greeted with an error notification.

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Does freedom lie In doing things you hate? Interesting

Does freedom lie In doing things you hate?

I hate driving. I always have. I don’t like sitting behind the wheel. I don’t care about going fast. I much prefer walking, biking, skipping, hopping and even crawling to getting in a car behind the wheel. I’ve been this way as long as I can remember, too.When we first moved to Salta, we lived in town, so it was possible to get around without a car.

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My hometown: A day in Calcutta Interesting

My hometown: A day in Calcutta

MatadorU student, Reeti Roy, takes us through a day in the life of being a student in her hometown of Calcutta, India.My day starts with a cup of steaming hot lemon tea. After a quick shower, I head to Jadavpur University. The University is arguably the best department in Asia for the study of English Literature.

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Don’t bring your balls to school Interesting

Don’t bring your balls to school

Kids attending Earl Beatty Public School in Toronto are no longer allowed to play with balls in the schoolyard.IN FACT, THEY’RE prohibited from bringing a soccer ball, football, volleyball, or even a tennis ball to school with them…only Nerf balls and sponge balls are acceptable. We might as well slap a “No Fun Allowed” sign somewhere and give them pogs to play with.

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A smile from Haiti Interesting

A smile from Haiti

The shutter flashes shut for an instant and a moment is immortalized in a series of pixels and metadata… The lens can be the ultimate tool of detachment but there are some images that stick to your soul.Walking into the series of tents that had been hastily erected in the aftermath of the ’09 earthquake on the Port Au Prince airport tarmac to serve as the Medishare field hospital for the first time was an experience that will forever be seared into my mind and body… The air was a sticky, sickly sweet mixture of sweat, misery and death.

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