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Passover Seder traditions
Passover Seder traditions

Seder is a Jewish feast taking place at the beginning of Passover. From matzah ball soup to symbolic wine cups, here’s a look at Seder traditions.WHILE MOST JEWISH ceremonies take place in a synagogue, Seder is traditionally a family gathering at home. A Seder follows a service outlined in a Jewish text called the Haggadah, which recounts the Exodus from Egypt, with vibrant scenes of plagues, enslavement, and Moses parting the Red Sea.

Road wisdom: 7 life laws from a long-distance cyclist
Road wisdom: 7 life laws from a long-distance cyclist

Editor’s Note: Alvaro Galvis is a 26 year old carpenter in the midst of a long-distance bike trip from his hometown of Popayan, in the far south of Colombia, to southern Argentina. I met Alvaro in a campground in the mountains near El Bolson, Patagonia, and was instantly struck by his aura of calm, even though he is alone, with very little money, 9,000 kilometers from home.

Waste water, kill a fish
Waste water, kill a fish

Having a hard time caring about water conservation in your home? Turn the faucet off, or your little fish is going down.I’ve been guilty of it for sure – letting the water run when I’m searching for my toothbrush, picking up a dropped toothpaste cap, groping for a towel to dry my face. I take it for granted, as if it’s an endless resource.

PrAna Tanner LS Shirt for men
PrAna Tanner LS Shirt for men

Images courtesy of prAna.The perfectly unlikely night-and-day all-weather base layer.It came in a white UPS envelope made in part from recycled plastic. Not a moment too soon. It was rolled and bundled with a short length of twine. There was no packaging, per se. Just a tag with a note on aspirations and a simple warranty spelled out in soy ink on 100 post-consumer waste, safety-pinned to the cloth.

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.

Healthcare in Cambodia
Healthcare in Cambodia

A Where There Be Dragons student researches healthcare in Cambodia and finds more questions than answers.Here in Cambodia, the guesthouse owner, a recent acquaintance, will openly ask if you have diarrhea. Women receive routine injections in their buttocks with family members, friends, and neighbors looking on.

Mind Over Matter: Travel Starts With You
Mind Over Matter: Travel Starts With You

Your mental state plays a surprisingly strong role in your perception of place, as revealed in the personal experience of Ekaterina Petrovna.Your perception of place depends on your mind.Travel is not just a physical experience. It is a state of mind, a life journey. And it can be all kinds of different things to different people.

Top 10 North American Resorts For Your 2008-2009 Ski Trip
Top 10 North American Resorts For Your 2008-2009 Ski Trip

Sunshine Village photo by Andy BellWhen it comes to choosing which mountains to ride and ski this year, remember that, “more famous” and “more popular” does not equate with “better skiing.”The following ten ski resorts have been selected based on two criteria more important than any other: consistency of good snow conditions, and quality of terrain.

War On Terror: Fun For The Whole Family
War On Terror: Fun For The Whole Family

All I want to know, is why didn’t I hear about this before Christmas?Everyone starts with the best intentions. Then you notice your neighbour has more oil than you. Before long, war is waged, nukes are dropped, revolutions are fought and terrorists are doing your dirty work, before turning on you…This is the War on Terror, the boardgame: A quality boardgame for 2 – 6 players, lovingly illustrated and politically correct (in a very literal sense).

8 classic sports movies
8 classic sports movies

The best sports films are usually based on true stories, layered with athletic heroes, the crooks and establishment wonks who try to sabotage them, and, of course, the underdogs. These eight titles are some of the genre’s classics.1. Bull DurhamA spectacularly written movie which captures the vernacular of baseball, metaphysics and sex.

Shinugu Matsuri: The Festival That Could Change the World
Shinugu Matsuri: The Festival That Could Change the World

Matador’s Ryukyu Mike travels into the far northern reaches of the Ryukyu Archipelago for this story and returns with a whole new perspective on the world situation.Imagine, if you can, a festival with no cotton candy, fireworks, rock ‘n’ roll bands, food tents, or people hawking overpriced trinkets.

Thoughts after the Egyptian uprising
Thoughts after the Egyptian uprising

With all the talk of military juntas, Nick Rowlands reckons people are starting to forget a crucial detail of the Egyptian uprising.On February 11th 2011, Hosni Mubarak stepped down as fourth President of Egypt, leaving the armed forces council in charge of the affairs of state.Hundreds of miles away in a cafe in Brixton, London, I burst into tears.