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The Thai Diet: 13 Ways To Stay Thin While Eating All Day

<i>This is the third in a series of posts about my month-long stint in Thailand. Here are the first and second parts.</i><p><i>Note: What follows are cultural observations about Thai eating habits. I am neither a physician nor a nutritionist, so please consult your doctor with any questions about your …

U.S. Companies Engage In Financial Jiu-Jitsu To Get Around Obamacare

Obamacare’s most notorious regulations — including the mandate that employers provide health insurance to their workers or pay a fine — are still several months off. But businesses are wasting no time finding ways to free themselves from the law’s strictures.<p>First, companies announced that they’d …

Metamoris: Spending a Day in the World of Jiu-jitsu-Centric MMA

Maybe I’ve never worn a gi and maybe I’ve never rolled, but I am still passionate about mixed martial arts. What little I know of jiu-jitsu comes …

Buddhism, Religion or Philosophy (Which Is It?)

Buddhism—some Buddhism, anyway—is a practice of contemplation and inquiry that doesn't depend on belief in God or a soul or anything supernatural. …

10 Reasons Why I Practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

My decade of 40 is nearing its end and it's been a great ten years of learning and growing. I got divorced. I battled breast cancer. I married the love of my life. I became a certified yoga teacher. I achieved both my first degree and second degree black belts in Muay Thai Kickboxing. When I turned …

The Radisson Blu Hotel's 82-Foot Aquadom Aquarium Brings Sea-Life and Scuba Diving to Berlin

'Scuba diving in Germany' isn't usually penned into many tourists' to-do lists -- for obvious reasons -- but at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin this …

Scientist's Scuba Trip Sparks Search For 'Vanished' WWII Plane

More than 400,000 Americans died in World War II, but thousands of them were never found. Some died in a prison camp, and others were lost behind enemy lines — and some were on planes that were lost in the vast Pacific ocean.<p>On Sept. 1, 1944, a massive B-24 bomber carrying a crew of 11 people went …

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

Cape Town, South Africa:Travel Tips From a Local

Camps Bay is only one of many beaches dotting Cape Town's Atlantic Seaboard and is a good place to watch the day end. On this clear, sunny day in June I decided to head out to watch the sunset, something for me that never gets old. There's a magic in seeing the end of the day as signified by the …

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15 Maui Adventures That Will Keep You Active, Happy ... And Shark-Bite Free

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Maui in 2013. On the one hand, the valley isle was voted the best island in the world by <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> readers for the 20th consecutive year.<p>On the other hand, it has experienced an unprecedented eight shark attacks so far this year, two …