Amanda Cochran

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Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Picturesque Photos of the Norwegian Landscape

Last summer Anders Lönnfeldt visited Norway for the second time. He had been in Oslo once already, but that was several years ago. During this recent …

25+ Front Door Colors and Ideas for the Prettiest House on the Block

It's the easiest way to add instant curb appeal.<p>Go sunny with a cheery yellow, demure with a dove gray, or bold with a true red. After all, your front door is your home's first impression. Make it a good one.

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Say Yum to These Dwight Schrute-Approved Beet Recipes

There are a bunch of reasons why you should eat beets. They’re great for weight loss (hello, New Year’s resolutions!), they act as an energy boost and, for fans of <i>The Office</i>, they’re Dwight’s favorite food (duh, he owns a beet farm). His quirkiness and love for this colorful veggie inspired us to …

How to Build a Veggie Grain Bowl

It's back-to-school season! Looking for meals you can toss together with your eyes closed? I hear you. Even though I don't have any little mouths to …

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Soba Noodle, Roasted Broccoli, and Spicy Chickpea Bowl

Happy Wednesday, folks. As D.C. prepares itself for another blast of snow, I’m here to share the recipe for this easy soba noodle, roasted broccoli, …

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12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Food supplies to Syrian refugees halted as UN's money runs out

World Food Programme says decision to stop food vouchers to 1.6 million people will prove 'disastrous'<p>More than 1.5 million Syrian refugees are to lose a key lifeline after the World Food Programme, the UN aid arm, ran out of money.<p>The WFP announced on Monday that it could no longer afford the cost …

Pictures of the Week 11.27.14

The Week in Review: Iraq Uprising

Inside Flipboard / June 20, 2014<p>Formerly associated with al-Qaeda, militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have crossed the border …

53 Cool Cucumber Recipes That Are Shockingly Easy

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

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Nothing Compares to Barcelona in the Summer

As that famous song by Rufus Wainwright says: Nothing really does compare to Barcelona. You have to be there to experience all the beauty of the architecture, not only the magnificent works of Gaudí, but also streets like Passeig de Gracia. You can get lost inside the little streets of the Gothic …

Too Many Bras (and Other 'Unnecessaries')?

For all of my adult life, I admit, I have liked my "stuff" and attached great importance to it. I have spent a lot of time accumulating my possessions and my clothes and my belongings, and I have throughly enjoyed and found joy and comfort in all of my beautiful things. Now, based upon my current …

What Are the Most Scenic Rail Trails in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>Rail trails are the ultimate in reusing and recycling. Converted from former railroad corridors, these multi-use paths carve gentle grades through cities and the countryside, making them family-friendly routes for hiking and biking. To date, there are more than 1,800 rail trails open nationwide, …

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Lost and Found in Translation

I once had a German professor explain at the beginning of the course that speaking a different language makes you a different person, or at the very least gives you some sort of split-personality. Her theory was that in learning a language you develop a new personality that only presents itself …

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web, found our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>This weekend, follow in the footsteps of these inventive food bloggers and get creative with your ingredients. Add curry powder to salmon burgers, …

Burgers

Fattet Hummus + Strawberry Basil Lemonade

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Tonight, count on chickpeas.</i><p>When in doubt, count on chickpeas. They are little nuggets of nutrients, and when combined with yogurt and …

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