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After Traveling to 25 Countries, I Can Tell You These Are the Only 11 Phrases You Need to Get By

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>There are more than 6,000 languages in the world, but the vast majority of people won't learn …

Language

Tips for Staying Safe in Bear Country

<b>The two biggest roadblocks to hiking that I hear about the most</b> <b>are lack of hiking companions and bears. I of course</b> <b>want to see everyone out hiking –</b> …

Wildlife

My tip will save you thousands in Europe

It’s cheap, stunningly beautiful and the local drink will set you back just $2 (yes, you’re now regretting the fortune you paid in Europe’s big name …

Islam - Facts Summary

Islam Facts<p>The word “Islam” means “submission to the will of God.”<br>• Followers of Islam are called Muslims.<br>• Muslims worship one, all-knowing God, who in …

72 Indian Breakfast Recipes In 20 Minutes For Busy Mornings

"It was a cloudy morning which made me sleep a little longer than planned. To please myself, I covered up my blanket and rolled over. When I finally …

Here Are Nearly 1,200 Coursera Courses That Are Still Completely Free

Courses from 166 universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Yale, Duke, and Michigan, are part of the list.<p>Are Coursera courses still free? At Class Central, we get that question so often that I wrote a guide to answer it. Generally speaking, Coursera courses are free to audit but if you want …

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

Petra Lost and Found

In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Chichen Itza

Chichen Itza is one of the new seven wonders of the world, and one of the most popular destinations in the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. The Mayan …

Ancient Maps Show Islands That Don't Really Exist

For centuries, mapmakers have conjured up islands that only exist in the imagination.<p>The treaty that drew the first borders of the newly established United States after the Revolutionary War refers to an island that does not exist. The northern boundary of the new nation, the 1783 Treaty of Paris …

Lake Superior

8 Reasons to Put the Blue City on Your Bucket List

The word <i>magical</i> is fairly overused today, but if there’s a place that truly epitomizes the mystical adjective it’s Chefchaouen, in the northwest of Morocco. It’s a destination known by many—especially Instagram and Pinterest addicts—as simply the “Blue City,” and it’s perched amid the Rif …

This Is How Countries Get Their Names

If you tell your friends you’re planning a visit to <i>Vitalia</i>, they’ll probably think you’re heading to some new spa for a week of pampering. Or you …

The 15 most dangerous and deadly hikes in the world

Nothing lets you connect with nature quite like a beautiful hike.<p>For some, that means a laid back stroll, while others prefer an adrenaline inducing brush with death.<p>This list is for the latter: these are the 15 most terrifying, dangerous, and deadly hikes in the world.

The True Story of the Koh-i-Noor Diamond—And Why the British Won’t Give It Back

The diamond came from India’s alluvial mines thousands of years ago, sifted from the sand. According to Hindu belief, it was revered by gods like …

The Rise of Dystopian Fiction: From Soviet Dissidents to 70's Paranoia to Murakami

Charting the wild progress of literature’s genre-of-the-moment<p>George Orwell is back in vogue these days — a far cry from 2014, when <i>The Guardian</i> was …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

National Parks

mango kesari recipe, how to mango kesari recipe | mango recipes

mango kesari recipe with step by step photos – smooth, silky and a really good recipe of mango kesari. kesari is the south indian version of sooji …

How Judaism and Christianity originated from Ancient Egyptian Mystic Sect

Professor Godini G. Darah of Department of English and Literary Studies, Delta State University, Abraka, has argued that Egyptian Mystery System gave …

This Man Rode a Bike From India to Sweden—for Love

Inspired by a prophecy, PK Mahanandia traveled more than 4,000 miles.<p>Pradyumna Kumar "PK" Mahanandia was born an “untouchable” in a remote village in eastern India, in the region that inspired Rudyard Kipling’s <i>Jungle Book</i>. As a member of one of India’s lowest castes, he had no hope of escaping …

India

Living in… the world’s most welcoming countries

In these five spots, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile.<p>For many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. But with huge variances in local culture and language capabilities, some places …

Central America

The Best Life Lessons We Learned From Children's Books

They still have a lot to teach us.<p>Children’s books are full of wisdom. They contain some of the most important, well said, and beautifully told …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

How Do You Know That You Love Somebody? Philosopher Martha Nussbaum’s Incompleteness Theorem of the Heart’s Truth, from Plato to Proust

“The alternations between love and its denial, suffering and denial of suffering … constitute the most essential and ubiquitous structural feature of the human heart.”<p>“The state of enchantment is one of certainty,” W.H. Auden wrote in his commonplace book. “When enchanted, we neither believe nor …

8 podcasts every woman should listen to

The world is noisier than ever, and it’s difficult to get a clear perspective from women who are facing society’s gender assumptions and …

Feminism

10 of the Strictest Food and Drink Laws from Around the World

01 of 11<p>Strict Laws Govern These 10 Products<p>Some food and drinks are so tied to a region that they simply aren’t as good if they're made anywhere …

How Trump's America Will Hurt Women

I used to have a science teacher who said that because women have an extra layer of fat on their bodies, they are better able to withstand hot dishwater than men. I fear this kind of thinking is about to go national.<p>I grew up in Trump Land, or one region of it, anyway: rural, mountainous Arkansas. …