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The real reason Donald Trump got elected? We have a white extremism problem

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency on a platform devoted largely to themes of ethnic nationalism and racial and religious intolerance was a wake-up call to those of us who believed our ethnic group was largely benign, but for small pockets of zealotry at the margins.<p>As white …

Political Science

Learn How to Prepare, Cook With, and Clean a Cast Iron Skillet

Cast iron skillets is a fantastic tool for most stove-top cooking. However, like all the best tools, they can require a little extra care to get the …

Cast Iron Skillet

International Beer Day: the world's best beers to try before you die

10 of the most gorgeous national parks you've likely never heard about

If someone asked the average American to name a few national parks, chances are they'd mention the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and maybe Yosemite or …

The top 5 street festivals in Toronto for spring 2015

Spring has officially arrived in Toronto and with it the promise street festival season. While most of our fests are clustered in late May and June, …

Are you satisfied with your life?

<i>Welcome to The Globe and Mail's Quality of Life survey, presented in conjunction with Howatt HR Consulting. Click here to take our survey, measure your life stress levels, find out your Quality of Life score and determine how well you are coping with life overall.</i><p>How much life stress are you …

My City: Alexander McCall Smith’s Edinburgh

<b>By Alexander McCall Smith</b><p>Some years ago I started to write a serial novel, <i>44 Scotland Street</i>, set in <b>Edinburgh</b>. In this series—now in its ninth volume—I wanted to explain why it was that this city should so beguile those who come to know it, why each morning makes me feel as if I am waking up to a …

I Heart My City: Igor’s Venice

Venice native <b>Igor Scomparin</b> led tours all over Europe with Globus for a decade before returning home to be a “local host” for Monograms. Now, this tourism industry veteran’s mission is to show the real, authentic Venice to travelers who come to visit his homeland. Here’s a look at the “city of …

Vine

Top 20 International Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

From Australia to Botswana and Italy to India, see the top luxury boutique hotels around the world.

Better with Age: Visiting the World’s Oldest Hotels - Vagabondish

<i>Editor's note: This post comes to us courtesy of Oliver Gaywood, HotelsCombined.com.</i><p>If there’s a hotel that’s been around for hundreds of years, you …

European Travel

Upping the Weird Factor: The World's 10 Wackiest Hostels - Vagabondish

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean your accommodation options need be stock-standard. If anything, cheap backpacker haunts can oftentimes prove far …

Search for "travel apps" - Vagabondish

From travel booking, to staying connected, to keeping your social networks up-to-date, Mike Richard reveals eight mobile apps no traveler should be …

Travelers

I Heart My City: Sonia’s Miami

<b>Sonia Gil</b> is host and co-creator of Sonia’s Travels, the weekly web show that cracks the code behind peoples and cultures around world. Winner of the 2012 People’s Voice Webby Award for “best web personality,” Sonia has been hailed as the “next Bourdain.” A biologist by training and beach lover by …

I Heart My City: Karen’s St. John’s, Newfoundland

Welcome back city-lovers! Karen Moores is a cities-focused travel writer who calls <b>St. John’s, Newfoundland</b> home. She is proud of her city’s commitment to historic preservation while retaining a hip, modern vibe. Check out her insider tips to the Canadian city.<p><b>St. John’s is My City</b><p><b>The first place I</b> …

I Heart My City: Ashley’s Paris

<b>Ashley Fleckenstein</b> is an American (a Michigander to be more specific) photographer and travel blogger who spent an extended amount of time in Paris before embarking on a trip to explore the world. Even though her wanderlust has led her to Asia (at least until her money runs out), Ashley’s heart …

I Heart My City: Jeremy’s Miami Beach

<b>Jeremy Albelda</b> was born and raised in Philadelphia, but when it came time to choose a college, he decided to trade in those northern winters for endless summer in Miami Beach. The city hooked him, hard, and he’s been a proud resident ever since. Though Jeremy’s gig as a travel blogger means he …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

Genealogy

29 Picture-Perfect Reasons to Love Toronto [Gallery] - Vagabondish

#1: First Touching Down at YYZ<p>#2: Princes' Gates<p>#3: Nighttime Visits to the Lake<p>#4: New Finds at St. Lawrence Market<p>#5: The Energy of the City after …

Toronto