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You know you’re talking to a Tennessean when…
You know you’re talking to a Tennessean when…

1. Anything carbonated, sweetened, and flavored is a “Coke.”2. In terms of ribs, they prefer to “rub it dry.”3. They won’t come to your wedding (or funeral) because it’s Game Day.4. “I’ll pray for you” is their way of saying “f*** off.”5. And “bless your heart” isn’t any better.6. Their food pyramid is made up of “a meat and three.

What travel has become in the age of smartphones
What travel has become in the age of smartphones

I hadn’t eaten for 15 hours, my body clock was totally out of sync, and I had the equivalent of $4.60 to my name, the bills dense with the humidity of early monsoon season. The night was empty as I skirted puddles through the winding Southeast Asian streets in search of an ATM or register that would accept any of my foreign cards.

13 signs you grew up celebrating the holidays in Portugal
13 signs you grew up celebrating the holidays in Portugal

1. For you the best day of the quadra natalícia is the 24th of December.Delicious food on the table and family around it. Hell yes, it might even be the best evening of the year.2. You are afraid of finding a fava bean inside a Bolo Rei.Not because it is against health and safety, but because you want to avoid the queues in the pastelaria to buy the next colourfully decorated, delicious, round cake.

8 signs you were born and raised in Greece
8 signs you were born and raised in Greece

1. You greet someone by calling him “malaka.”“Where have you been malaka?” or “I missed you malaka.” This word is the equivalent of “bro” or “brother” in English. The difference is that the real meaning and translation is…asshole!2. You call your mum to take the “evil eye” away.No matter your age group, gender, or how modern or traditional you are, it’s likely that when you have a headache, you call your mum first to take the “evil eye” away, and only then do you take a painkiller.

3 reasons why girls need girlfriends
3 reasons why girls need girlfriends

1. We are not who we’re portrayed in the movies.Okay, ladies. Put down the curling irons. Set Oprah on mute. Pull up your tastefully upholstered chair and grab a glass of appallingly buttery Chardonnay. Let’s save the slow-mo topless pillow fight for later. I want to talk about stereotypical female friendship.

Farm at Green Heron Pond, Leicester
Farm at Green Heron Pond, Leicester

Located on 50 acres of secluded forest and farmland, this venue offers a beautiful setting with mountain views and a large pond. Day, overnight and weekend packages are available and include the use of property cottage, tables, chairs and on-site parking. See more Outdoor Weddings. Farm at Green Heron Pond157 Browntown RoadLeicester, NC 28748

Black Balsam Knob & Tennent Mtn Hike
Black Balsam Knob & Tennent Mtn Hike

Check updates for Pisgah National Forest trails, facilities, restrooms, picnic areas, campgrounds, and more here.A must-hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 420.2, about 26 miles from Asheville) is the Black Balsam Knob area, which includes some of the most spectacular mountain balds in the Southern Appalachians, including Black Balsam Knob (or Black Balsam Bald), Sam Knob and Tennent Mountain.

25 signs you were born and raised in India
25 signs you were born and raised in India

1. You are a grown adult and there is a heavy, uncomfortable silence in the room when you’re watching television with your parents and ads for condoms or sanitary pads come up.2. You still feel like a traitor because you weren’t aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s collision with Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman during the first ODI of the three-match cricket series.

In defense of the selfie
In defense of the selfie

THE SELFIE is a ubiquitous part of 21st-century Western culture. Oxford Dictionaries unanimously chose the term as the 2013 Word of the Year, while the BBC and Guardian continue to run stories about selfies. Even President Obama has jumped in on the action, taking a selfie at a funeral. Yet despite the cultural pervasiveness, the selfie gets a bad rap.

What nationality do your manners belong to? [QUIZ]
What nationality do your manners belong to? [QUIZ]

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Infographic: How to choose the ultimate European road trip
Infographic: How to choose the ultimate European road trip

Europe’s full of amazing road trips. Luckily, the good folks at WeBuyAnyCar.com have compiled the Continent’s ultimate road trips into this handy infographic. Enjoy! Click here for full-size version

Daily life around monasteries in Burma
Daily life around monasteries in Burma

CLASSIFYING MONKS and nuns as calm, meditative, religious beings is easy enough to do, but these ideals fail to tell their whole story. They are human beings just as we are, with desires, needs, and worries. Maybe most importantly, they too are drawn to both learn and play.The images below capture daily life in or near several monasteries in Burma, including pilgrims offering dana, monks playing a board game, and nuns learning trigonometry.