Amanda Fletcher

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The world's 3rd-biggest cocaine producer says it struck 'the most important blow against drug trafficking'

Earlier this week, Bolivian police struck what the government called a vital blow against drug trafficking when they seized more than 8 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of mineral ore.<p>The shipment was discovered in a truck traveling on a remote mountain passage that connects landlocked Bolivia …

South America

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

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Fast Food and Beer Pairings for the Modern Day Gentleman

<b>It takes a certain kind of person to want to drink beer with his Breakfast Jack, but we're pretty sure we want to be his new best friend.</b><p>But not just any beer, mind you. No, our friend is much more refined that that. He understands that fast food, good fast food, is not simply the repurposed soy …

Flavors

Japan dos and don'ts: etiquette tips for first-time travellers

Japan is warm and welcoming to travellers, but its unique culture can be as inscrutable as it is intriguing for the first-time visitor. To help create a faux-pas-free journey, arm yourself with a few of these handy etiquette tips before your trip: from when to bow and take your shoes off, to when …

Japan

Better Sleep Through Meditation: 4 Techniques To Try Tonight

Anyone who's ever experienced a fitful night of sleep knows that "just relax" is easier said than done. But do-it-yourself meditation practices may help you prepare for rest, and put worries or discomfort behind you.<p>These techniques work best when done right before bed, in a quiet, calming …

Tired But Can't Fall Asleep? Good Sleep Hygiene Helps

People juggle many demands in their life that can cut into their sleep; work, family, and even leisure are often the culprits. As a result, people often experience the accumulation of lost sleep known as sleep debt. Yet many people experience a paradox: They carry a huge sleep debt, but when they …

Sleep

Your Sleep Position Says Something About You

You probably don't give much thought to how you sleep. But research shows your body position could reflect your personality. According to body …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Sea Level

Water Wars: Who Controls The Flow?

So often, we take water for granted. We turn on the faucet and there it is. We assume it's our right in America to have water. And yet, water is a resource. It's not always where we need it, or there when we need it.<p>Rivers don't follow political boundaries — they flow through states and over …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …