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Traveling teaches you to suffer well

Traveling teaches you to suffer well

Travelers returning from a journey always face one last challenge: being forced to tell others about it. People come to expect stories of wonder, personal evolution, enlightenment. With long or intense trips, they’re right to expect these things. But it’s incredibly hard to convey exactly what effect a trip has had on you, and in what way your understanding of the world has changed.

Content scraping: What do you do?

Content scraping: What do you do?

Once your internet footprint reaches a certain size, chances are people will start scraping your content. Matador contributor Eileen Smith shares a few thoughts on what happened to her.I WAS pre-coffee tweeting one morning when I saw a tweet on winetasting in South America, a story I had submitted a few days earlier.

How to get f*cked up on your travels

How to get f*cked up on your travels

FOR SOME PEOPLE THERE’S NO REAL CHALLENGE to getting fucked up. They don’t have to divide themselves. They just flow with the rest of the hostel heading out that night to a club called the “The Dome” where there are foam cannons and glow sticks and cologne / sweat-drenched people packed balls-, tits-, and pits-deep dancing to LMFAO.

Animal sounds translated in 17 languages around the world

Animal sounds translated in 17 languages around the world

When I was teaching ESL, it would just blow my students’ minds that a rooster says cock-a-doodle-doo! in English instead of cocorico! I can’t imagine what would happen if I showed them this video.Despite having learned French for over a decade, and living in a French-speaking country, onomatopoeia is one of those things that will never come naturally.

You really can’t watch the Super Bowl abroad

You really can’t watch the Super Bowl abroad

A couple of years ago, I was nursing a hangover in my London grad school dorm room and watching Friday Night Lights when my friend texted me this: “Hey, a friend of mine managed to get the Super Bowl playing in the common room, wanna come watch?”I was more than happy to continue watching fictional football in my darkened room in sweatpants, but one of our British friends was coming over to watch his first Super Bowl, so I thought it would be shitty for me to flake.

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be making you happy and fulfilled?Think about this question before you read on. A simple yes or no is all you need to answer.If you answered yes to this question, great.