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A day in the life of an expat in Salta, Argentina
A day in the life of an expat in Salta, Argentina

Matador Life editor Leigh Shulman details her typical day in Salta, Argentina.I’m a very new expat, only a few months living here in Salta, so for me, much of my day entails getting used to how things work. It’s a lot of little details.I get up in the morning, get my daughter Lila ready for school. She wears a uniform, so that makes it much easier.

Why would anyone ever want to leave America?!?
Why would anyone ever want to leave America?!?

America is the greatest country in the world. Why would you want to live anywhere else?Maybe to experience another culture. Maybe to do some traveling. Maybe for work.Maybe to escape the hordes of morons in this country who don’t know anything about the world, and yet insist on characterizing it as bug-infested, crime-ridden and moments away from a coup.

Burakku: Black culture in Japan
Burakku: Black culture in Japan

Photos: authorAn expat moves to Japan and discovers a fascination with his own culture.Whenever I meet someone who has been to Japan for any amount of time a superficial bond is instantly formed. The script begins: Where were you living? How long were you there? Were you teaching English? What company were you with?

6 Recommended Photography Podcasts
6 Recommended Photography Podcasts

Documentary Photographer Ryan Libre shares his list of recommended photography podcasts.PHOTOGRAPHY podcasts have been essential to my progression as a photographer.They have taught me so much about photography gear, business skills, places to publish, as well as provided endless example of projects, and given me the chance to dig deeply into the philosophy and history of the medium.

Yogis at play: Spend 10 minutes doing something fun
Yogis at play: Spend 10 minutes doing something fun

If they can do it, why can’t you?EVEN IF YOU love the work you do, are traveling around the world in search of adventure, or are working your little heart out toward spiritual enlightenment, sometimes the daily grind just takes over.We forget about one of life’s most important qualities: play.From the photographer who shot the above scene:In Rishikesh (upper India) which is a spiritual abode of yogis from across the world, I saw a bunch of yogis in a rare playful mood.

Lose weight by sniffing chocolate
Lose weight by sniffing chocolate

If only it were that easy…The Daily Mail reports that the latest in bulge-battling technology has been developed by a Harvard biomedical engineer. Professor David Edwards has invented a chocolate spray that you inhale to help curb your chocolate craving.According to Edwards, “..when you breathe the chocolate into your mouth, it dissolves immediately and coats the tongue and taste buds.

5 MORE Ways You Can Help Your College Go Green
5 MORE Ways You Can Help Your College Go Green

Photo: Tulane Public RelationsYou’ve graduated. That doesn’t mean that your relationship with your alma mater has to end.In fact, you hold much more influence over your school now then you did when you were a student on campus.Every college and university wants to keep alumni happy; they’re crucial to building and sustaining a school’s endowment.

Review: Sony PCM/M10 audio recorder
Review: Sony PCM/M10 audio recorder

I’ve dropped it a couple of times. Occasionally I put a furry hat on it and make it look like a troll doll. I once hung it from a tree in Uganda while people danced underneath. It’s my audio recorder and I do love it so.If all you are looking for is a simple, cheap device that will record interviews for the purpose of remembering what people said, or for personal notes, then you do not need this device.

Notes on Not Being Able to Pray at The Wailing Wall
Notes on Not Being Able to Pray at The Wailing Wall

All photos by the author.Robert Hirshfield sees a sign only he can read: Only Those Serious About Their Souls May Enter Here.My tiny digital camera weaves and bobs on the security belt. I am scanned from armpit to ankle. I tingle. Is it because I feel myself threatened, or because I feel myself a threat?

A Virtual Ride On A Chinese Train
A Virtual Ride On A Chinese Train

Go for a ride on a Chinese train.At 4:45 a.m. you wake to the gently rocking train and the early, absurdly early, Chinese morning light. It gets light around 4:30 now, probably because China rejects the idea of time zones in favor of national solidarity.Waking up at quarter to five — usually the thickest slog of night with darkness and dreams at their heaviest — and seeing pale green light rising is yet another of those in-between-worlds sensations so frequent in life in China.

What are the chances of finding your lost or stolen cellphone? [Infographic]
What are the chances of finding your lost or stolen cellphone? [Infographic]

At least once a month, “Send me your phone number!!” messages appear on my Facebook or Twitter stream from friends who just lost their phones.About 96 of the US population use cellphones and probably store valuable information like contacts, texts, personal photos, or banking information on it. Imagine the nightmare if it ever gets lost or stolen, having to track and lock it down while feeling naked and exposed.

Best budget North American ski resorts
Best budget North American ski resorts

When lift tickets come in under $60, there may even be a couple of bucks left over for après.P-tex and wax the gear at home, throw some duct tape where it’s needed, bag a lunch, and save money by finding this year’s unforgettable lines at resorts that don’t fleece you for every nickel.Mt. Bachelor, ORNew for this year, Bachelor has introduced sliding-scale ticket pricing.