Anna Kochigina

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The real (and unspoken) rules of US roads

The United States is a very large place so driving cultures can be surprisingly, even hilariously diverse. Regional driving aptitude and situational awareness can range from commendable to terrifying, so stay on your toes when venturing into unfamiliar territory.<p>Knowing the local driving laws and …

America's Most Highly Taxed Destinations

You may think you scored a deal on your hotel and rental car -- but have you really come out ahead? In some popular destinations, tourism taxes are adding big bucks to your daily vacation spend.<p>(photo: Flickr: akasped)<p>You may think you scored a deal on your hotel and rental car -- but have you …

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Authentic Old West Road Trip

Travel<p>From the May/June 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>There are few places where the Old West remains free from the T-shirt stores and other detritus of modern-day tourism, but northeastern New Mexico is one of them. A harsh, starkly beautiful landscape marked by prairies, volcanoes, …

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Video: Two Weeks in Mexico

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>When it comes to eating, Mexico may be the best place on earth—at least in our humble opinion. We traveled to Chiapas, Oaxaca, Hidalgo, and the Capital Federal for two weeks, where we spent time with Oregano farmers, …

Mexico City Travel Guide

Why It's Worth It<p>Mexico City is having a moment. Just a five-hour flight from New York, Mexico City has quickly become an uber-popular weekend destination for urbanists and culture seekers alike. Long a center of anthropological history and Latin American art, a new wave of local business owners …

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The US and Mexico – a strong but difficult relationship

When US President Barack Obama travels south of the border for the North American Leaders Summit in Toluca on Wednesday, he visits a country whose relations with the US are important and complex.<p>The two countries share a 2,000-mile border, and bilateral relations between the two have a direct …

Enrique Pena Nieto's TIME Cover Sparks Outrage In Mexico (PHOTOS)

Enrique Peña Nieto may be saving Mexico, according to TIME magazine’s latest International cover, but who will save TIME from the wrath of the Mexican people?<p>The new issue, dated for publication on Feb. 24, features the 47-year-old Mexican leader standing boldly behind the words “Saving Mexico,” …

Video: On Oaxaca, Mexico and the Importance of Corn

The fourth film in our Mexico series takes us to Oaxaca. The city is a culinary Mecca and there's no ingredient more important to the region—or the country, for that matter—than corn. We met with Amado Ramirez Leyva, the guru of Mexican corn. He runs a small restaurant called Itanoni, where only …

Everyone is optimistic about Mexico, except for Mexicans

President Obama arrives in Mexico on Wednesday for talks with leaders of Mexico and Canada.<p>MEXICO CITY – When President Obama arrives in Mexico on Wednesday he will find a nation touted by some economists and political figures as on the verge of a great leap forward.<p>Ordinary Mexicans seem to …

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Mexico City legislators move to relax cannabis laws

Deep in the heart of the Tepito – the traditional home of Mexico City's black market – Juan's two mobile phones buzz constantly as he gets closes his deal. He takes the calls with precise and efficient directions, but a certain twitchiness breaks through his clean cut and calm exterior.<p>"Sure, you …

Mexico: parents in Sonora prevented from giving children odd names

A new law in the northern Mexican state of Sonora bans parents from registering names for their children defined by the authorities as "derogatory, pejorative, discriminatory or lacking in meaning".<p>The civil registry is distributing a list of 61 such names to its local offices around the state that …

Sochi 2014: Elise Christie hit by disqualification and Twitter abuse

Elise Christie, the short track speed skater considered one of Britain's brightest medal hopes going into the Games, has been left reeling following her second disqualification in three days and becoming the target of threats on social media.<p>Christie thought she had put the heartache of missing out …

Women's rights worldwide, Ghana's oil, sexual slavery in Mexico

Which countries have laws preventing violence against women? Which legislate for gender equality? And which countries allow abortion? To launch our new section on the Global development site, looking at women's rights and gender equality, we've taken World Bank and UN data to offer a snapshot of …

Lupita Nyong'o Talks Being Born In Mexico And Why She Misses It (VIDEO)

With a radiant smile and an unassuming demeanor, actress Lupita Nyong’o has walked into Hollywood's limelight and taken the film industry by storm.<p>The Mexican-born, Kenyan star’s breakout performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s highly-praised “12 Years A Slave” brought about a wave of nominations …

Mexico City: water torture on a grand and ludicrous scale

Water in Mexico City comes out of the tap in a variety of colours (yellow, rusty or earthy tints), flavours (sulphuric, chlorinated or metallic) and textures (muddy or gritty). Water that doesn't smell, taste or look funky, however, is actually more dangerous, for it can sucker people into …

Vamos – let’s go! While Canada procrastinates, the competition is wooing Mexico

Two million Canadians visit Mexico every year. Next week Prime Minister Harper will be one of them. In advance of the North American leaders summit, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has personally invited Mr. Harper to discuss a more meaningful Canada-Mexico relationship.<p>At this time of year …

Mexico Passes U.S. As Fattest Country In N. Hemisphere

Because America's finding it harder and harder to stay on top of anything, Mexico has officially passed the United States as the obese-est country in …

Facebook Data Reveals Olympics Buzz Worldwide

Social Media<p>The data scientists at Facebook have crunched the numbers and figured out who is talking about the Sochi Winter Olympics worldwide -- and what they're talking about. The results offer great insight into the top mentions by sport, by country.<p>Some top-level insights:

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Добрый октябрь

В мире ежедневно происходит что-нибудь плохое, и СМИ стараются сконцентрировать на этом внимание: кризисы, катастрофы, несчастные случаи — все это на …

Цитаты великих ученых

"Наука - это интересно, а если вы не согласны, то идите на х..." - Ричард Докинз, английский биолог.<p>Наверное, никто не будет спорить с тем, что наука …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

New Biz Ideas Site, a Startup Wiki, and More - Small Business Trends

We’re back with another community news and announcements roundup, to get a bead on what’s on the minds of entrepreneurs and small business owners. We …

The 4 Weapons Of Exceptional Creative Leaders

By Charles Day9 minute Read<p>For the leader of a company powered by creativity, the difficulties of navigating today’s complex marketplace are …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

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Flipboard for Photographers and Photography Lovers

Inside Flipboard / July 16, 2013<p>“Flipboard For You” is our bi-weekly series highlighting how different groups of people can make the most out of …

August 2013

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

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