Did you know that thirteen isn’t an unlucky number in many places like it is in the United States? In Korea, four is given the same treatment as thirteen in the US. This is because the Korean word for ‘four’ is pronounced the same as the Mandarin word for ‘death.’ So if you see the letter F next to an elevator button, it most definitely means four and not, well, whatever else it would mean.

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I gotta say, Korea, I don’t understand! Everyone knows what that F means. They’re still going to say the word for death in their head…


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I’ll be honest, I’m still not sure what a gut microbiome is, and I don’t know that I ever will. What I do know is that I love kimchi, and I don’t care if it’s good for me or not. It’s nice that it is, though. Today, let’s explore the world through some tasty and fermented foods.


Last updated: November 25th 2020

Hi ho! Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Travel Tuesday deals are upon us. This year, instead of shoving your way through virtual crowds on Walmart’s website to get a Roomba or Instant Pot that you’ll never use 🙅‍♀️, consider investing that hard-earned money on a Covid-friendly getaway. What does Covid-friendly travel look like? We’ll tell you in a second, but if you’re only here for the deals click here to scroll down to the DEALS!

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Is there a such thing as Covid-friendly travel?

We believe so, but not without significant sacrifices to keep yourself and others safe. It all comes down to common…


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The UK is known for a lot of things, from luxury brands to breath-taking tourist destinations. Unfortunately, despite gifting humanity with different delicacies such as the Yorkshire pudding, the full English breakfast, and mince pies, one thing it’s never really been lauded for is its cuisine. In fact, The Overtake explains that, just as Americans ridicule English gravy-based dishes, Europeans also joke that English cuisine is overcooked. The criticism towards British cuisine is so bad that even politicians like former French president Jacques René Chirac brought it up in an international meeting in 2005, saying that “One cannot trust people…


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All cultures from around the world use the clothes they wear to define how they work, live, and respect their history. Hat styles have especially become iconic cultural markers of how people dress in certain areas. This article looks at 8 unique hats from all corners of the earth, showing how diverse and interesting mankind can be.

Turkey 🇹🇷

The Fez hat is a cylindrical hat dating from 17th century Turkey. The brimless, flat-topped felt cap was popularized during the Ottoman Empire when Sultan Mahmud II banned turbans and made the fez standard military garb as part of a modernization effort. …


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Rice is one of the most consumed staple foods from around the world. Coming in various sizes and shades, this globetrotting grain goes from sweet to savory; rich to wholesome and everywhere in between. Here is a look at some of the most iconic rice dishes from around the world.

Iran 🇮🇷

Persian cuisine, especially that of Northern Iran, offers some of the most magnificent rice dishes in the world.

One the highlights is polo (or polow). Similar to biryanis, these dishes are aromatic mixes of Persian rice and tasty ingredients. Some of the more common polo’s you’ll find are listed below:


There is most likely no food that is more versatile than the humble sandwich. What is a sandwich? The United States Department of Agriculture says, “Product must contain at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread.” OK we disagree about meat being required, but anything else goes. From the super simple one-ingredient wonders like the solid grilled cheese to over-the-top towers of meat, veggies, and sauces that can never be managed in one sitting. …


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Looking for that classic All-American vacation? A road trip to South Dakota’s Badlands and Black Hills encapsulates everything a trip should be: swaying grasses on the prairie, abundant wildlife, historic sites, and exhilarating outdoor adventures that are just waiting to be explored! From the four monumental faces that shape American history on Mount Rushmore to the marvelous caverns of Wind Cave at Badlands, the Black Hills are home to monumental places, so choose your favorite covid-safe travel companion and get planning!


In time of conflict, communities come together to help each other survive. This is especially true for Black ‘culinarians’ across the United States. They create important edible connections, and spaces for Black community members to come together. These restaurants also provide Black entrepreneurs the opportunity to close the racial wealth gap and provide jobs for the community.

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Photo Credit: Clay Banks

Supporting the Black community by putting money into Black-owned restaurants shows solidarity with a community that has been oppressed not only the last couple weeks, but for centuries before that. Below, we have curated a list of notable Black-owned restaurants from across the…


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What will air travel look like when travel resumes? Not normal, that’s for sure. But just how different will things be? Our most compelling answers come from Asia, where countries are weeks or even months ahead in their recoveries. We tuned in to reports from award-winning freelance visual journalist Laurel Chor about her journey to her home in Hong Kong. What she experienced can only be described as “one dystopian scene to another.”

At CDG, the @British_Airways check-in staff wore masks and gloves. Masks are mandatory inside the airport. …

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