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Australian Slang Made Easy

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | July 15, 2015 | Canada Living
So THAT'S what all those *$!% abbreviations mean!

Russian Women Compete To Be Bitten By Mosquitoes | David Moye | July 15, 2015 | Weird News
Mosquitoe are the scourge of every corner of the Earth except for Berezniki, Russia. That's where the Russian Mosquito Festival begins on Friday. The big event is the "Most Delicious Girl" contest in which women compete to see who can attract the most mosquito bites in 20...

Happily Invisible: Tokyo Through The Camera Of An Introvert

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | July 15, 2015 | Healthy Living
Think of it as a reality TV show, I tell myself to quell the panic rising in my throat. Introvert: Trapped in Tokyo. The 150-square-foot flat is chosen for us by our elderly Japanese hosts. Family honor prevents us from sneaking off to a...

27 Reminders Why Brazil Is On Everyone's Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | July 15, 2015 | Travel
It has crossed your mind at least once ... You, Brazil, a beach, sipping on some fresh coconut water that an endearing elderly man probably just chopped open for you with a machete -- sun, relaxation, beauty. Whether you've been dreaming of experiencing Carnaval in the...

Artist's Abandoned Disney World Is A Whole New World Of Creepy

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | July 15, 2015 | Weird News
It's a world of dread. It's a world of fear. It's a world where there isn't anybody there. DeviantArt user eledoremassis02 laid waste to some of Walt Disney World's iconic attractions for his project "Life After Disney," which he has been sharing on the art...

Top 10 Small U.S. Cities To Retire In 2015

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | July 15, 2015 | Fifty
After a lifetime of saving and planning for retirement, you don't want to blow it by moving to a place where your dollar just doesn't go very far. While some metro areas may seem appealing for retirees seeking the city life, small cities offer plenty of perks, too. NerdWallet,...

Robots Run This Japanese Hotel To Cut Labor Costs

AP | Damon Beres | July 15, 2015 | Technology
Some of them are dinosaurs!

22 Things To Do In Nova Scotia

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | July 14, 2015 | Canada Living
With summer vacation in full swing, it's time to explore the incredible sites Canada has to offer — and the province that caught our attention this time around is none other than Nova Scotia. When we stumbled across this Reddit thread of places to visit in the east...

8 Ways To Conquer A Road Trip Without Technology

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | July 15, 2015 | Travel
The classic road trip is an adventure in which travel companions explore new places, take in new sights and dig deep into friendships during long conversations on miles of open road. This sounds almost NOTHING like the tech-infested road trips of today. It can be incredibly difficult...

Andrew Strain, Vancouver Adventurer, Is Our B.C. Photographer Of The Month

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | July 14, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
"For what I do, the reality is that B.C. is one of the best places on earth."

We Tried To Find The Non-Creepiness In This New Airbnb Ad Campaign, But Failed

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | July 14, 2015 | Travel
Airbnb wants you to stay in stranger's homes -- this, we know. But in a series of tweets and an odd YouTube video ad released Tuesday, it seems Airbnb is trying to get its message across in a new, albeit creepier way. Perhaps surprisingly, the ad caused the Internet to collectively freak out.  In the recently released video above, a tiny, adorable toddler stumbles to the door as Angela Bassett asks the audience seemingly existential questions. "Is Mankind? Are we good? Go see," says Bassett, before getting into the scarier heavier questions. "Go look through their windows, so you can understand their views. Sit at their tables so you can share their tastes. Sleep in their beds, so you may know their dreams. Go see. And find out just how kind the he's and she's of this mankind are."   It's trying so hard to be a sweet message, but will sleeping in someone's sheets really allow you to see their dreams? What if they have nightmares?  Airbnb then tweeted out its "Is Mankind" comments, which, somewhat understandably, began alarming folks on Twitter:   Go find out just how kind the he's and she's of this mankind are.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) July 14, 2015 Sleep in their beds, so you may know their dreams.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) July 14, 2015 Sit at their tables, so you can know their tastes.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) July 14, 2015 Go look through their windows, so you can understand their views.— Airbnb (@Airbnb) July 14, 2015 We asked Airbnb to shed light on its approach in the hopes that we were simply misinterpreting the company's message. Maria Rodriguez, Head of Global Consumer Communications at Airbnb, said the campaign "explores the kindness of man ... because when we trust in the kindness of our fellow man, we discover that the world isn’t such a scary place after all." To Airbnb's credit, it appears that this campaign really is well-intentioned -- it's about kindness, after all. But there's something about the tone of the ad --  with an unattended child in a poorly lit space -- that make us feel like something bad is about to happen. In the meantime, we'll keep renting out our homes and apartments and try not to think about strangers attempting to know our dreams.  Also on...

Dreamlike Airplane Window Paintings Recapture The Joy Of Flight

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | July 15, 2015 | Arts
Nothing can replicate the thrill of looking out an airplane window and seeing a landscape laid out below you in incredibly minute detail. You can take a picture of the sun-dappled crags of the mountain range spread beneath you through the glass, but the result will inevitably look...

Incredible Photo Captures Massive Grand Canyon Storm Mid-Lightning Strike

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | July 14, 2015 | Green
"I was REALLY close to the storm," photographer Evan Halleck says, describing how he captured this striking image of lightning bolts dancing in the sky above the Grand Canyon. "Maybe a little too close." In an email to The Huffington Post, Halleck explained...

11 Reasons Guam Is The Most Exotic Destination In America

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | July 15, 2015 | Travel
What happens if you mix Texas with Hawaii? You'd probably get a remote island paradise that looks a lot like Guam: an island with a rich culture, a contentious and diverse colonial history and absolutely stunning vistas. In many ways, Guam seems like a...

14 Places In France That Aren't Paris

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | July 14, 2015 | Travel
Photo credit: Paul Bica/Flickr Paris: you either love it or hate it. But don't let your feelings for Paris color your view of the rest of France... it's a wonderful country with lots to see and do. If you're a fan of...

IBM Just Made Life A Little Easier For Working Mothers

Andrew Lord | July 13, 2015 | Business
The company is offering an amazing new program to help nursing moms ship their breast milk back home when they're traveling for work.

Paying 'Less' For A Plane Ticket? Check The Baggage Fee.

Suzy Strutner | July 14, 2015 | Travel
If you think you've scored a "cheap" plane ticket, take another look to be sure. Checked-bag fees can add major costs to your trip. But many travelers often fail to realize that cheaper, "low-cost" airlines are sometimes where you'll wind up paying high prices in checked-bag fees....

Squirrel About To Eat Snake Shows Nature Has Gone Totally Nuts

Hilary Hanson | July 14, 2015 | Weird News
Turns out these bushy-tailed cuties aren't strict vegetarians. A photo of a squirrel clutching a snake in its paws -- reportedly just before devouring it -- is taking the Internet by storm, perhaps because most people can’t fathom America’s favorite acorn-eater is capable of such violence.   “They’re opportunists,” the...

BLgT USA's Latest Pit Stop On Its LGBTQ Equality Tour Is The South

JamesMichael Nichols | July 13, 2015 | Gay Voices
Note: The following is the sixth post in a series of posts from GET//OUT regarding its BLgT USA 50-state food equality tour. Each week, we'll be sharing updates, photos and more as the BLgT team travels across the country helping to raise awareness about and celebrate LGBT equality. It’s...

Oregon's Portland International Airport Allows In-State Travelers To Carry Marijuana

Matt Ferner | July 13, 2015 | Politics
Portland International Airport will allow travelers within Oregon to carry amounts of marijuana legalized by the state's recreational marijuana law, which took effect this month.  "For those flying to other cities in the state of Oregon, traveling with marijuana is allowable as long as that passenger meets...
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