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Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

TweetGroundhog Punxsutawney Phil Didn’t See His Shadow, but You Can Still Make Like Snowmageddon for February 2016 and Take it by Storm So our Groundhog friend didn’t see his shadow this week, predicting spring is closer than we think.  Still, let’s face it, February will likely not win “Month of the Year.” While it’s the shortest, it only grants us one Federal holiday, which this year happens to ... »

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Photos From Lumiere London 2016

A light festival in London. »

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Five Random Texas Towns Worth Seeing

TweetThese random Texas towns would make great stops on a road trip. Pyote, Texas. This ghost town is little more than an airplane graveyard and abandoned airfield, but it’s an awesome place to see the stars or get bit by a rattlesnake. I’ve only ever set foot in Texas once, in the middle of a five-day Greyhound bus trip. Don’t look down your nose at me about it, because I was in college and it wa... »

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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... »

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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... »

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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... »

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