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Culture

Hostel Managers Tell Us Their Worst Backpacker Stories

"He crapped himself while crawling up the stairs, then slid over in it, then picked it up and carried it back to his room."
Laura Woods
7.11.19
lifestyle

Western Australia Is Lonely Planet’s Best Place to Visit in the Asia Pacific

Other top contenders include New Zealand, Japan, and Fiji.
Meera Navlakha
7.5.19
Sex

How Many Oysters Does it Take to Get Horny: An Investigation

Turns out if I ate over a certain amount, I got very, very horny.
Laura Roscioli
6.25.19
Culture

How 'Subtle Asian Traits' Got 1.4 Million Followers in Under a Year

The Facebook page holds up a mirror to young Asians in western countries.
Naeun Kim
6.20.19
lifestyle

How to Survive the Worst Astrological Day of 2019 So Far

On June 19, Mercury and Mars oppose Pluto, bringing big fights, power struggles, and a generally catastrophic energy—here's how to deal.
Loretta Chao
6.19.19
Health

An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me HIV

Every time I tell someone I’m positive, I think of you. Not in anger, or resentment, but of the things about you that make me smile.
Beau Newham
6.18.19
lifestyle

An Afternoon of Rich People, Celebrities, and Super-Yachts at the London Boat Show

Scenes from an event so posh that the dude who played the Earl of Grantham on "Downton Abbey" was posing for pictures by wrapping himself in a British flag.
Simon Childs
6.5.19
Food

Nothing Unites Southeast Asians Faster Than Seeing a White Man Insult Their Food

People are understandably riled up after a viral tweet ranked Filipino food "worst" in the region.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.9.19
Restaurants

The World's Most Isolated Michelin-Starred Restaurant Is Closing

Fäviken, Magnus Nilsson's acclaimed Swedish restaurant surrounded by 20,000 acres of farmland, will soon be no more.
Jelisa Castrodale
5.9.19
jobs

I Quit My Accounting Job in Vancouver and Moved to Bali to Be a YouTuber

How Christian LeBlanc is making six figures travelling the world.
Anne Gaviola
5.8.19
body

Photo Retouching Is the Digital Skincare That Equalizes Us All

Everyone’s face looks the same at 500 percent magnification: curvy and abstract, like a big fun skate park.
Tony Tulathimutte
5.8.19
mind

How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.
Jamie Friedlander
5.8.19
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