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20 quotes to inspire change Miscellaneous

20 quotes to inspire change

Photo: Sepperer MarkusThey’re profound thinkers who spoke powerful words.BUT THEY ALSO llived their lives as an example, putting these words into action every day. From Africa to the Americas, here are quotes from 20 famous–and not so famous–people, living and dead, who spent their lives thinking about and contributing to social justice movements.

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How to get laid in Chile Miscellaneous

How to get laid in Chile

Anne Hoffman meets someone in San Pedro and finds, as usual, it’s never how people tell you it’s going to be.I SAW A GUY come out of the back of a restaurant. He’d just gotten off work. He was about my age, and he reminded me of my first big crush: the lead singer of a high school punk band, The Bowlcuts.

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Marriage traditions around the world [PICS] Miscellaneous

Marriage traditions around the world [PICS]

All over the globe, marriage is celebrated in unique ways. Here’s a look at cultural wedding traditions in different countries of the world.1Pakistani brideA Pakistani bride& 39;s hand are adorned with henna during the mehndi ceremony a few days before her wedding. The henna is meant to bring good luck to the marriage.

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U.S. State to Nation GDP Comparison Miscellaneous

U.S. State to Nation GDP Comparison

AS DIFFICULT AS IT IS for us to conceptualize a trillion (1,000,000,000,000) or even a billion (1,000,000,000), the U.S. GDP was estimated at a staggering $13,160,000,000,000. That’s thirteen-trillion, one-hundred and sixty-billion dollars. Too big to fail? Some people think so.As entertaining as it is to delve into the concept that money is a fabrication, a symbol that we all buy into that doesn’t exist in any practical sense, we believe in it like kids do Santa.

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10 odd sports around the world Miscellaneous

10 odd sports around the world

The world’s weirdest games, from the fancy to the fiery.People can find competition in almost anything, including art. The goofier the sport, the more it makes some people nostalgic for long-gone gym classes.Below, we present just ten of the many odd competitions that have popped up around the world.

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Photo essay: 30 incredible moments from the 2011 Mongol Rally Miscellaneous

Photo essay: 30 incredible moments from the 2011 Mongol Rally

You have never seen a more beautiful display of recklessness than the Mongol Rally.Near the end of every summer, about 300 teams of the world’s most stupidly brave humans participate in a 10,000-mile journey from England to Mongolia as a way to reduce boredom and raise money (to the tune of about $4 million since 2004) for a good cause.

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What does English sound like to a foreigner? [VID] Miscellaneous

What does English sound like to a foreigner? [VID]

Even if you don’t speak a word of a language, chances are you can identify it based on the sounds you hear.GLOTTAL STOPS, LILTS, PITCH – there’s a lot more to hearing a language than just the words. Do you speak German? If not, do you know when you hear someone speaking German? Probably so.And what about English?

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Tokyo in slow-motion [VID] Miscellaneous

Tokyo in slow-motion [VID]

Slowing down the world’s fastest city.TOKYO IS A BEAST of a city. Billions of moments passing in a day – expressions that last a second. A woman watching paper flutter from the ceiling, serving drinks at a baseball game, or a thousand faces leaving the rail station.There in a sea of people. Missed. Lost.

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Exploring Western Ireland Miscellaneous

Exploring Western Ireland

Matador Goods editor and photographer Lola Akinmade leaves Dublin for the countryside.1Galway, Connemara, County MayoA busker strums classic Celtic tunes on his guitar along Galway& 39;s pedestrian drag - Quay Street.All photos by Lola Akinmade2GalwayIrish Gaelic is still spoken around the countryside and many store names, addresses, and signs are written in the traditional language.

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How to bake bread in your rice cooker [VID] Miscellaneous

How to bake bread in your rice cooker [VID]

Everyone loves a multitasker.IN EAST ASIA, homemade baked goods are a rare treat.Oh, us expats can whip up a mediocre microwave apple crisp. We can make tray after tray of Rice Krispies squares. But when it comes to homesickness-quelling stuff granny used to make? The warm dinner rolls or rich chocolate cakes?

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10 of the most attractive bases for US military service members Miscellaneous

10 of the most attractive bases for US military service members

As she approaches her one-year anniversary of being a military spouse, Matador intern Morgan Leahy deBoer thinks about what US military bases have the most appeal.I HAD LITTLE EXPERIENCE with the military before moving to San Diego with my husband two and a a half years ago, and I still feel like I learn something new about the Navy every day.

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7 ways to cook a turkey, make stuffing and carve the bird Miscellaneous

7 ways to cook a turkey, make stuffing and carve the bird

7 ways to cook a turkey, make stuffing and carve the bird - 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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Organic tequila from farm to glass Miscellaneous

Organic tequila from farm to glass

Dr. Adolfo Murillo is an optometrist in Oxnard, a city a couple hours north of Los Angeles. He also grows blue agave at ranch in his hometown of Jalisco, Mexico, which he turns into one of the only four USDA certified organic tequilas (the USDA visited his ranch and processing plant in Mexico and then awarded him with the certification).

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Cuba wants to pay for your sex change Miscellaneous

Cuba wants to pay for your sex change

Can Cuba change the way it treats homosexuals through state-funded sex change operations?REMEMBER WHEN CUBA threw all those homosexuals into “re-education camps”? Well, probably not, considering it happened after the revolution of 1959. But apparently Fidel feels pretty bad about it, and now Cuba is making strides to put things right.

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Canadian natural beauty across the country Miscellaneous

Canadian natural beauty across the country

Happy Canada Day! Now get out there and hit some of these up.GROWING UP IN Vancouver, I always promised myself that I would travel the vast lands of Canada before anywhere else in the world. I’ve broken that promise. I’ve never even been east of Calgary. So for the time being I have to settle on these beautiful shots of the amazing Canadian landscape.

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30 autumn scenes from 30 countries Miscellaneous

30 autumn scenes from 30 countries

30 autumn scenes from 30 countries - Our SiteAll around the world the colors are changing.1AustriaVienna. Photo: anvi5CanadaJasper National Park. Photo: pat_ong11FinlandHelsinki. Photo: nurpax12FranceGinkgo dans la cours de l& 39;Hôtel d& 39;Effiat. Photo: sybarite4813GermanyRaky-Weiher in Dalheim.

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The Kabul you don’t see in the news Miscellaneous

The Kabul you don’t see in the news

Traveling overland through Afghanistan, Daniel C. Britt photographs images of daily life you’d never otherwise see.FOR A WESTERNER exploring Afghanistan, Kabul’s the easiest place to begin. Air travel in-and-out is safe. The Zuhak taxi service is reliable and expat-friendly, if a little pricey. Mingle with NGO-workers, mercenaries and journalists at barricaded expat hotel-bars like Gandamack and L’Atmosphere to get the 411 on your next destination or the cell phone number of a good fixer.

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Travel for free as a work camper Miscellaneous

Travel for free as a work camper

Combine work and camping to save on travel costs in North America.WORK CAMPING IS an outdoor lifestyle that can be a good fit for people who enjoy long-term camping, are interested in seasonal work in between travels, or are looking for a way to afford sustained travel.Both volunteer opportunities and paid positions exist, but all work camping jobs have two things in common: either an RV hookup or on-site housing and the flexibility to move around by working on different camp sites.

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A panorama of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb Miscellaneous

A panorama of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb

Sometimes, extreme measures are required to put an end to terrible conflicts.Still, I find it heartbreaking and disturbing to picture a whole city being wiped out in order to pay for the atrocities committed by power-hungry leaders.What you see below is a 360-degree panoramic view of Hiroshima in Japan, after the atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped in August 1945.

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Khan Academy offers free education to anyone with an internet connection Miscellaneous

Khan Academy offers free education to anyone with an internet connection

It’s not every day that you scan a YouTube comment feed and see “More quantum physics, please!”Unsurprisingly, Khan Academy followers can’t get enough of the product: online education tutorials that are easy to use and, best of all, free.The site has thousands of math and science tutorials, and a decent library of finance and history lectures too.

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