You should write because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. Writing comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to write.
— Annie Proulx, American journalist and author

DID YOUR COUNTRY MAKE THE CUT? THE 10 SAFEST PLACES TO LIVE IN 2016

June 22.2016 — Created annually, a list of the safest countries in the world is determined by the Institute For Economics & Peace, which has offices all over the world and... more


CONTEMPORARY ABORIGINAL ART

June 21.2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY — I recently wrote an article on contemporary Aboriginal art, and the depth and variety of work that is available... more


AN APP THAT ALLOWS YOU TO GET A TATTOO WITHOUT GETTING A TATTOO! 

June 20.2016 — Ever wonder what a lotus flower on your foot, a star on your neck, or a tree growing up the side of your body would look like? While, before you... more


BOOK LIST: THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F#CK

June 5.2016 — If the title of this book — The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F#ck — sounds vaguely familiar, that's because it is a hilarious parody of the bestselling... more


TRAVELING TO COLOMBIA OR SENEGAL? WATCH OUT FOR KILLER HIPPOS!

June 2.2016 — In reality, hippos are not the cuddly, cute animals that stuffed toys and this Canadian commercial make them out to be. In fact, they are... more


THIS TRANSLATION DEVICE COULD CHANGE EVERYTHING + SOME APPS YOU SHOULD KNOW

May 20.2016 — Like something out of a movie, the need to flip frantically through your pocket language guide the next time you are asking for directions in a foreign... more


THE THREE GRACES: NYMPHS, GODDESSES & SYMBOLS OF FEMININE BEAUTY

UPDATED — A familiar sight to students of art, and those who have visited any major museum, The Three Graces have been depicted in many different mediums since the ancient Greeks... more


IN THE NEWS: HAS A LOST NAZI TRAIN FULL OF TREASURE BEEN DISCOVERED?!

UPDATED — During World War II, Hitler was obsessed with tracking down and confiscating treasure in the form or art, relics, jewellery, gold, weapons, etc. He amassed massive... more


TAEKWON-HUH? YOUR GUIDE TO MARTIAL ARTS AROUND THE WORLD

April 22.2016 — Since martial arts movies hit the big screen in the 1960s, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, and other martial arts have grown in... more


TRAVELING BY PLANE? HERE'S WHAT NOT TO DO

April 10.2016 — Do yourself (and the other passengers) a favor and avoid doing the following on your next flight... more


10 TIPS FOR WOMEN VISITING MOROCCO

April 3.2016 — A maze of winding alleyways, intricately carved wooden doors, brightly woven textiles, the smell of wood-burning stoves in the air, and the hauntingly... more


WEIRD, HAUNTED & DESERTED SPOTS TO ADD TO YOUR MUST-VISIT LIST

March 25.2016 — While I was Internet-ing the other day, I came across a fascinating blog called Destination Strange and I couldn't stop clicking through... more


LION CITY: THE CHINESE "ATLANTIS" PRESERVED UNDER WATER FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS!

March 22.2016 — About 130 feet under Qiandao Lake in China sits a perfectly preserved city that disappeared under the water in 1959 when the valley where it sat was... more

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