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Centuries-old diet tips from indigenous Sámi Collections

Centuries-old diet tips from indigenous Sámi

If you’re vegetarian, you may want to skip this essay…I am not a licensed dietician nor am I recommending the last fad diet. While reindeer have been such a strong symbol of the Sámi for hundreds of years and remain an integral base of their diet, it is by no means the sole defining symbol of this richly complex indigenous group of people who I have been fortunate enough to spend some time with.

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9 foods you’re paying to produce, like them or not Collections

9 foods you’re paying to produce, like them or not

Since 1995, the US government has paid an average of $10 billion per year in subsidies to farmers. The concept is nothing new, nor particularly mind-boggling: farmers receive tax dollars as payment for growing particular crops, because if all farmers grew whatever they wanted then the ‘agricultural equilibrium’ would be vulnerable, and we might run out of corn for our soft drinks and McNugget breading.

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Craigslist uncovered: Llama drama and imaginary girlfriends Collections

Craigslist uncovered: Llama drama and imaginary girlfriends

Don’t ask me how I ended up on the Craigslist Personals while job hunting. The allure is irresistable.Missed connections. Rants. Tales of ninjas with special talents. These are some of the best I found in my, err, research. Spelling and grammar preserved to expose the glory of Craigslist.Looking for Someone to Sit On“I am a blind fellow who enjoys sitting on guys.

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20 reasons to visit Samoa Collections

20 reasons to visit Samoa

MatadorU student Abhimanyu Sabnis packs his camera and heads to Samoa.When MatadorU offered me a spot on a press trip to Samoa, organized by the Samoa Tourism Authority, I jumped on it. And I was not disappointed. Here are 20 reasons why I would recommend a visit to the Samoan islands:All photos by author, all rights reserved.

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Cruise ships: Why size matters Collections

Cruise ships: Why size matters

Here are some reasons why small is better than big.I LOST MY CRUISE VIRGINITY to the Star Flyer, one of the three vessels in the Star Clippers fleet. And I learned that size does matter.Full disclosure: I haven’t been on a large cruise liner. But after much research and hours spent talking to self-declared “cruise aficionados” aboard the Star Flyer — who, between them, had been on 200+ cruises of all kinds — I’m pretty certain that I never will, despite the cheaper price tag.

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The expat dilemma Collections

The expat dilemma

I don’t want to hear you whine about the what-ifs of your tourist visa renewal.None of us know anyone who’s been kicked out of the country.I don’t want to hear you say, “But they should be happy to have us here in their country spending our money.”I don’t want to hear you use “Argentines” as the subject of one more sentence.

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9 questions to answer before traveling with a friend Collections

9 questions to answer before traveling with a friend

Travel is a test for any relationship.EVEN DURING A ONE month adventure, new personalities seem to emerge in people you’ve known your whole life. Here are nine questions you might want to ask–and answer–before traveling with a friend.1. What’s the purpose?Does one of you travel to meet people while the other is focused on museums and architecture?

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15 unusual pets that could be yours [PICS] Collections

15 unusual pets that could be yours [PICS]

Sometimes the only thing to keep you company on a cold winter’s night is a pet cockroach.Check out these 15 examples of unusual pets kept around the world. Then next time you’re caught in the midst of some tedious debate between a cat lover and a dog lover about which is the better pet, you can just turn to them and say, “Actually, I’m more of a hippo person myself.

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25 of the coolest UNESCO world heritage sites in Western Europe Collections

25 of the coolest UNESCO world heritage sites in Western Europe

25 of the coolest UNESCO world heritage sites in Western Europe - Our SiteIn a region full of well-visited historical and natural sites, these are some of the best that impressed UNESCO. Editor’s note: I’m using the definition of “Western Europe” given by National Geographic (and Wikipedia).

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Money through the ages Collections

Money through the ages

Money makes the world go round, and has done for thousands of years. Where cowrie shells were once used as payment, nowadays the need for real, hard cash might be becoming obsolete. Here’s the run-down on the history of currency and how it’s changed over time. 1Money through the agesMany moons ago money as such did not exist.

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How people pray around the world Collections

How people pray around the world

Photographs can sometimes capture spirituality that cannot otherwise be easily explained.A Higher Power, in one form or another, is an elemental part of life for billions of people around the world. We thank, send wishes to, celebrate or simply reflect on him, her, it, or them in a variety of ways from East to West.

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Living the KEEN HybridLife Collections

Living the KEEN HybridLife

As part of the KEEN HybridLife Photo Contest, Matador asked for pictures which best expressed a “HybridLife,” which is how KEEN describes people balancing what’s important to them — playing in the outdoors, and taking part in a community. Here are the most inspiring shots so far in the contest.1During a sunset in the dunes between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the mind traverses the landscape of the soul.

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The future of money Collections

The future of money

As the digital and physical worlds become ever more intertwined, what does this mean for the future of money?A funny thing happened the other day. My Cairo taxi driver took one look at the bundle of raggedy notes I was trying to give him, and asked if I had some coins instead.But mere months ago, he’d have done everything in his power not to take coins, even if that meant committing the sacrilege of breaking a large note.

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TSA scanner-proof clothing and underwear Collections

TSA scanner-proof clothing and underwear

4th Amendment Clothing LineWhile this undergarment designed by artist artist Mike McQuade doesn’t technically block radiation, it does state the following in metallic-ink which shows up on the x-ray: & 34;The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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WTF is it about those cats, LOL! Collections

WTF is it about those cats, LOL!

Above photo by author. Feature photo byTorleyCats, cats, cats. You may hate them, you may love them, but put one on your website and you’ll find yourself an internet, social media favorite faster than you can cough up a hairball. Ack!My five-year-old daughter Lila spends a decent amount of her time on YouTube.

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Someday syndrome & the system of I-can’ts Collections

Someday syndrome & the system of I-can’ts

A few weekends ago, I went hiking with the family by Rio San Lorenzo, about a ten minute walk from our house. Lila loved the idea at first, but as soon as she encountered unwieldy pathways covered with mud and overgrown with weeds, she changed her mind.Lila doesn’t like to get her feet wet. She doesn’t like mud.

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The Upsetter: The life and legacy of Lee “Scratch” Perry Collections

The Upsetter: The life and legacy of Lee “Scratch” Perry

Before there was dubstep, before there was drum ‘n’ bass or trip-hop, before hip-hop emerged from the Boogie Down Bronx, there was Lee “Scratch” Perry.And while it might be a stretch to suggest that the Jamaican legend invented these genres, it’s likely that they wouldn’t exist without him.Born Rainford Hugh Perry in 1936 in the tiny Jamaican town of Kendal, the man has always been what you might call eccentric.

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How to: Bake your own amazingly easy, incredible bread Collections

How to: Bake your own amazingly easy, incredible bread

Susanna Donato joined the artisan bread revolution for the way to really make the easiest and best bread.Yes, it’s simple. You just need the right recipe. This one comes from the Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day cookbook, and this is how I do it.Mixing day:1. Get a container that can hold several quarts of dough.

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Point Reyes: The shore left behind Collections

Point Reyes: The shore left behind

Photo by John GorrindoWhy do certain places set anchor in us? Is it family or first love? Is it the unusual beauty that shapes these moments? Or?AT NIGHTFALL, MY friend and I climb into a motorboat with a group of Sicilians we’ve just met. We have been traveling the coast of Italy for nearly a month and now, having reached the Aeolian Islands, we are heading to Volcano, a volcanic island made entirely of black sand.

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Meal surreal: Evil Feng Shui grips gastro-pub Collections

Meal surreal: Evil Feng Shui grips gastro-pub

Tucson writer feels mortality at Wilko; pizza redeemsWilko, the ‘gastro-pub’ on the corner of University and Park Avenues in Tucson, AZ, is haunted. In fact, the building itself may be a paranormal trap.That said, the cheese selection is great and so is the veggie pizza.I walked through Wilko’s double doors feeling like Alice in Wonderland.

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