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6 American habits I lost in Madrid
6 American habits I lost in Madrid

1. I stopped counting the minutes.Even though Madrid is far from the coast, the Madrileños live an easy Mediterranean lifestyle.My first impulse was to use these free siesta hours to run errands. I was immediately frustrated to find nunca de las tiendas open. I couldn’t buy a piece of fruit or get a haircut to save my life.

One degree of separation
One degree of separation

“Stop being so silly,” the dinner-party guests said. “It’s a driver’s job to wait.”My friend Sholeh and I had arrived in India that morning. A friend of a friend was having a dinner party in New Delhi and had invited us. Our driver, Sharma, waited outside in the Ambassador car.“It’s cold,” I said.“It’s his work,” Sholeh said.

11 things Americans ask (and get totally wrong) about Australia
11 things Americans ask (and get totally wrong) about Australia

1. Do you see kangaroos wandering around daily?There’s a conception that the kangaroo in Australia is equivalent to the squirrel in America — but kangaroos do not, in fact, roam the cities of Australia or beg for food outside restaurant patios. Living on the Gold Coast, the only time I saw kangaroos was at the zoo… just like in America.

What travel has taught me about beauty
What travel has taught me about beauty

I’m 5’4 with fair skin that burns easily, long medium-brown hair, largish blue-grey eyes and teeth that aren’t too tidy by US standards, but that have never needed any work. My body’s not exactly thin, but not fat either. Most importantly, I’m in good health and I exercise often. I feel confident wearing makeup most of the time, but I don’t fret if caught running errands without.

Heritage Weekend, Folk Art Center
Heritage Weekend, Folk Art Center

September 19-20, 2020The annual Heritage Weekend at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville is a free festival sponsored by the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Enjoy traditional music, dancing and heritage craft demonstrations. Hours are Saturday 10 AM-4 PM and Sunday 12 PM-5 PM.A highlight of the weekend is the World Gee Haw Whimmy Diddle Competition on Saturday, 2-3 PM.

ColorFest Art Festival, Dillsboro
ColorFest Art Festival, Dillsboro

October 3, 2020The artsy village of Dillsboro welcomes 40 demonstrating artists along Front Street with plenty of colorful creations. This area is a haven for artists and you& 39;ll meet the best of them. This favorite fall event is free to attend and held 10 AM until 4 PM.Find a big variety of art while enjoying live music throughout the day.

Which US state should you move to? [QUIZ]
Which US state should you move to? [QUIZ]

Which US state should you move to? QUIZ - Our SiteTaggedWhat did you think of this story?MehGoodAwesomeTrending NowMore onUnited StatesThe 9 coziest Airbnbs in upstate New York 12 hours agoEben DiskinTake a car-free Colorado road trip with a bike, bus, and zero added emissions Aug 5, 2020Tim WengerThe lake from ‘Dirty Dancing’ is full again for the first time in 12 years Jul 20, 2020Eben DiskinAspen Snowmass is officially one of best mountain bike spots in the world Jul 22, 2020Tim WengerCongress has approved $9.

Can you beat the average American at these 25 history questions? [QUIZ]
Can you beat the average American at these 25 history questions? [QUIZ]

Can you beat the average American at these 25 history questions? QUIZ - Our SiteFeatured image by US Embassy Romania.TaggedWhat did you think of this story?MehGoodAwesomeTrending NowMore onUnited StatesThe best regional fast food chains to enjoy during your next road trip 20 hours agoNick HinesThe new US Olympic & Paralympic Museum honors athleticism, accessibility, and big dreams Aug 5, 2020Jacqueline KehoeBeating the summer crowds at Acadia National Park Jul 20, 2020Josh LaskinThe lake from ‘Dirty Dancing’ is full again for the first time in 12 years Jul 20, 2020Eben DiskinAspen Snowmass is officially one of best mountain bike spots in the world Jul 22, 2020Tim WengerCongress has approved $9.

30 signs you were born and raised in Malaysia
30 signs you were born and raised in Malaysia

1. Your hands have the superpower to stop incoming traffic.Just face palm the drivers and they will automatically stop.2. You speak Malay, but can’t understand the same slang from different states.Penang: Saya lapar gila.Sarawak: Kamek lapar ilakTerengganu: Kebulur weh tobak laa.3. 7pm is Hong Kong/Korea drama time no matter you what race you are.

WATCH: The Grand Canyon experienced a rare, beautiful phenomenon yesterday
WATCH: The Grand Canyon experienced a rare, beautiful phenomenon yesterday

THE GRAND CANYON doesn’t need any help being amazing. But every several years, a rare phenomenon fills the massive canyon up with fog, turning the wonder of the world into an otherworldly wonder.The phenomenon is called a “total cloud inversion,” and it happens when cold air in the canyon is trapped in by warm layer of air above it, forming a sea of clouds.

A community in Alaska decided to relocate. Guess what’s making them move
A community in Alaska decided to relocate. Guess what’s making them move

The community of Shishmaref, located on Sarichef Island, north of the Bering Strait, took a vote last Tuesday (August 16th). They had to decide whether or not to relocate their entire village due to climate change. The lack of ice affects their capacity to collect enough meat for the winter (by hunting and fishing), as well as other traditional activities.

16 images of life on the streets in LA
16 images of life on the streets in LA

LOS ANGELES has the highest homeless rates in the developed world. In a place that worships diamonds, fast cars, and red carpets, a more sinister undercurrent of crime, addiction, and mental illness has taken grip of the city. These conditions affect men, women, and children alike. This gallery came together while on assignment for numerous nonprofits in Los Angeles.