how to speak new yorker

How to Speak Like a New Yorker

TweetHow to speak like a New Yorker: these tips and tricks will have you speaking like a native in no time. Talking like a New Yorker just for shits and giggles is one of my favorite things to do. I will never actually adopt the accent on my own, so my version of the dialect ends up sounding like a 54-year-old retired mom from Staten Island who chain smokes and wears floral print polyblends to chu... »

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Save Seattle’s Rainbow Gum Wall

TweetSeattle officials are trying to clean up the accidental gum wall. I’m not a lesbian, so I have never been to Seattle, but I can tell you that I love anything bright-colored, sticky, or both. That is why I am taking it so personally that officials in Seattle are trying to wipe away their infamous gum wall. The gum wall at Pike Place Market started gaining steam around 1993, when customers of t... »

secrets of manhattan

Five Manhattan Facts You Never Knew

TweetFeel free to impress your next date with these Manhattan facts few people know: I was talking to a friend yesterday about the fact that no matter how long we live in Manhattan, we will never walk every inch of pavement, see every street, or discover all the secrets it holds. Even when you think you have a hold on things, the city has a way of smacking you hard in the face and reminding you th... »

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Is the Colossus of Rhodes Making a Comeback?

TweetPlans are in motion to rebuild the Colossus of Rhodes, in Greece. I don’t know if you have ever heard of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, but I am from Florida (the educational butthole of the universe), and I know about it, so you definitely should, too. The Colossus of Rhodes was an ancient statue of the Greek titan-god Helios to celebrate a war victory. The Statue stood at almost 10... »

oslo car ban

Oslo: The First Major City to Ban Cars

TweetDowntown Oslo will be completely car-free by 2019. Anybody who ever watched Captain Planet knows that cars are one of the major ways we pollute our atmosphere. I know it would be really easy to just blame Volkswagon for all this, but the truth is, every car, no matter how ‘green’ it is, releases some kind of pollutant into the air. In a bid to try and correct this problem, metropolitan cities... »

7 Unforgettable Runs Through Jerusalem

7 Unforgettable Runs Through Jerusalem

TweetMarathoners and fitness buffs from around the world flock to Israel for these unforgettable runs through Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world, is also one of the hilliest cities making it a fitness buff’s ultimate spiritual destination. While Jerusalem is a top tourist attraction for its rich history, delicious cuisine, impressive cultural calendar and constant vision for... »

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Gun Laws and Sex Toys: Texas Students Protest

TweetIn opposition to a concealed gun law passed in Texas, students are carrying around dildos. Gun control is totally a hot topic nowadays, especially given the string of horrific school shootings, and the presidential election coming up. A few months ago, the University of Texas passed legislation that allows students to carry concealed guns on campus. Meanwhile, students aren’t allowed to engag... »

Hummus Beer: It’s Gluten-Free and Holy

Hummus Beer: It’s Gluten-Free and Holy

TweetHummus beer is a thing! Amen. What do you get when you bring combine water, chick peas, and culinary know-how in the Holy Land? Hummus beer! There’s a new gluten-free concoction brewing in small batches in Jerusalem combining the ever-handy chickpea (also called “hummus” in the non-puree form), dates, and buckwheat. The Times of Israel reports: “It’s a very Middle Eastern fo... »

strange villages

Five Strange Villages From Around the World

TweetThese strange villages from all over the world are totally unique (and worth adding to your adventure list). The Smurf village: The pueblos of Juzcar, Spain were painted blue by Sony execs in a bid to promote the Smurfs movie. After the release, they decided they loved looking like a Smurf village and decided to keep it. I don’t know about you, but the idea of living in a village seems totall... »

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Ball-pit for Grownups Takes Over Instagram

TweetAn adult-sized ball-pit in Soho is just what your Instagram needs. I don’t know if anyone shares this sentiment, but when I was a kid, the ball-pit was my favorite place to be. You can make as many jokes about me liking balls as you want, but the fact remains that there is nothing more satisfying than diving into a vat filled with plastic balls covered in salmonella and children’s spittle, ex... »

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