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See the world before your camera does: 3 ways to fight gadget block Information

See the world before your camera does: 3 ways to fight gadget block

Ever tried to capture the moment, only to have it slip through your fingers because they’re full of gadgets? Ever returned home from a trip with a full memory-card, but an empty heart?IF SO, YOU MIGHT BE suffering from Gadget Block – a terrible modern affliction of the geographically minded. You’re so obsessed with recording your experiences that the recording itself is your focus.

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Speaking Spanish is hard

TWO LINGUISTICALLY- AND MUSICALLY-TALENTED Colombian brothers, Juan Andrés and Nicolás Ospina, team up in an acoustic duet about how hard it it to speak and understand Spanish, even for native Spanish speakers. They sing about the words for strawberry (can be fresa, or frutilla), and the other meanings of those words, and how you can get yourself in trouble by drawing parallels or even using the wrong word in the wrong country.

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Exploring sewers, utility tunnels, and catacombs around the world Collections

Exploring sewers, utility tunnels, and catacombs around the world

Urban explorer Steve Duncan shares shots from his out-of-bounds expeditions in New York, London, Paris, and other world cities. Editor’s note: All photos courtesy of Steve Duncan. All rights reserved. Steve Duncan has been an urban explorer for over a decade, first venturing underground as a student at Columbia University in New York City.

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Ski legend Jamie Pierre dies in Utah avalanche Information

Ski legend Jamie Pierre dies in Utah avalanche

Photo by Scott MarkewitzSki legend Jamie Pierre was killed in an avalanche Sunday, November 13th on the unopened slopes of Snowbird in Utah. A full report made by the Utah Avalanche Center can be found hereMother nature plays for keeps. It’s a fact I remind myself of every time I head into the mountains and one that is often roughly brought into focus when the mountains claim another friend.

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Language learning hack: Translate the web Information

Language learning hack: Translate the web

“Learn a new language and lend your awesome new translating skills to the world at large, by translating the web into your target language.”OR THAT’S WHAT THEY CLAIM.A new project called Duolingo says it will help you learn a language while you translate the web. In their two-minute video, they explain the process:You take a test in your target language.

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How NOT to internet date

Candice Walsh checks out the world of online dating, and comes back with advice on what NOT to do if you want it to be a success.I’ve tried Internet dating a few times. The experience is always amusing. I’m often ashamed to admit this; most people just don’t understand. Even I can’t help but judge myself.

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