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  The eclectic port town of Olympia, Washington, put itself on the feminist map in the early ’90s as the home of the riot grrrl movement, K Records, and badass lady-fronted acts like Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney. Washington’s capital city is still a progressive hub with a thriving music scene that no Kathleen Hanna fangirl should miss. Read More
Come for the devils and stay for the desserts in weird, wonderful Tasmania Mount Wellington Observation Center A strange and beautiful island, from which ships chart their course to Antarctica, Tasmania is a part of Australia like no other. Foodies flock to the “Apple Isle” to devour gorgeous produce that adorns the menus of some of Australia’s finest restaurants. Read More
Just in case you ever need a travel guide while wandering the deserts of Tanzania, trekking through waist-high weeds of Indonesia or hopping country to country on the Eurorail: look no further. From beer in Munich to pot in Saigon, Ayun Halliday, is no foreigner to the secrets of adventurous traveling. In No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late, she shares her wisdoms through hilariously candid personal tales of her mishaps on the road and the lessons she learned along the way. Read More
This Unexpected Destination is a Cosmopolitan Community in Every Sense of the Word Jersey City's official nickname is “The Golden Door,” but a more fitting one might be “the best of both worlds.” The second-largest city in New Jersey (watch your back, Newark!) is just eight minutes on the PATH train from Manhattan, but manages to feel totally unique from that big city across the river. Read More
Sunny days are finally here to stay and it’s the perfect time to start planning that vacation you've been wanting to take with your girlfriends for months. Here are some of our favorite places to visit—guaranteed to make for an epic summer girls adventure. (And sure, you could include the guys if you wanted too. But sometimes a lady trip is exactly what the doctor ordered!)  1. Mushroom Dome Cabin—Aptos, California This cozy and ridiculously cute cabin located in Aptos, California accommodates three and is perfect for all nature lovers. Read More
  Have you ever dreamed of living and working in Paris or Prague, Milan or Munich? Well, now there’s a way to make it happen. To entice new blood into their workforce, the European Union (EU) started introducing the “blue card” program in 2011. Like the American green card, it allows foreign nationals to secure employment in the EU (so you can make your favorite city your long-term residence). Plus, the blue card is recognized in all member countries within the EU (excluding the U.K. Read More
Pack Like a Champ This Holiday Season Travel can be a real pain, but being a skilled packer definitely simplifies things. As a hardcore globe-trekker, I’ve developed a knack for packing on the fly, tucking away essentials into my lightweight, durable suitcase during trips to East Africa, New Zealand, and in-between. Whether you’re hopping a train or stuffing yourself into a plane’s economy class, these tips will maximize your packing options when you’re heading home (or wherever) during the holidays: 210681. Read More
That is not a typo. Yes you, YOU RIGH THERE, have a chance of winning a day on the set of the Masterpiece Classic hit, Downton Abbey.  Have you ever wondered what Lady Mary smells like (no, just me?) or how to set up a table for a proper British supper? By making a $10 donation, benefitting Be The Change Philippines relief, you and a friend will be one step closer to answering these unsolved mysteries. The grand prize includes airfare and hotel for 2 and an entire day with the cast of Downton Abbey on set. Read More
  It’s Wednesday; you need some spice in your day. Well, here it is. This adorable group of people figured out that New York City’s subway conductors have a tedious and somewhat pointless task: when they arrive in the station, they must point at a sign to prove they’re awake. Read More
Quick: name a famous inventor. Is it a man? Women continue to fight hard to gain recognition as inventors. Scientific fields and patenting usually favor the dudes, but women created a lot of things that make our modern lives easy and efficient. We were inspired by Mental Floss's list of inventions by ladies and wanted to share them (and add a few), so take a look at twenty five items to be thankful for, and give these women a big round of applause!    1. The First Computer Grace Hopper, with the help of colleague Howard Aiken, constructed the first computer in 1944. Read More