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Did you know there were 9323 earthquakes in 2011?

ScreencaptureA video showing every earthquake on the planet in 2011. All 9323 of them.ON SUNDAY NIGHT the kitchen sink water sloshed towards me in the kitchen of my 7th floor apartment in Santiago, Chile. The dishes rattled and a couple of cabinet doors swung open. I knew intuitively that it was a “biggish” earthquake, but I stood still beside the sink, waiting for it to end, and willing the water not to splash out on me (it didn’t).

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How to: Bake your own amazingly easy, incredible bread Collections

How to: Bake your own amazingly easy, incredible bread

Susanna Donato joined the artisan bread revolution for the way to really make the easiest and best bread.Yes, it’s simple. You just need the right recipe. This one comes from the Artisan Bread In Five Minutes A Day cookbook, and this is how I do it.Mixing day:1. Get a container that can hold several quarts of dough.

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Grand Teton in 1 day: Gear essentials Collections

Grand Teton in 1 day: Gear essentials

Griffin Post’s essential gear for climbing The Grand (or any large objective) in a single day.DISCLAIMER: I’m neither a mountain guide nor a nutritionist. I have, however, spent a lot of time in the mountains, and this is what I’ve found works for me. This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive, but rather a review of what I brought given the time of year, forecast, and our trip’s particular needs.

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A day in the life of an expat in Papua New Guinea Miscellaneous

A day in the life of an expat in Papua New Guinea

Living in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Alice Banfield spent her time stori-ing with her adopted family, running post-conflict human rights workshops, and trying not to get rained on throughout the night.MOST DAYS I WAKE around six, and today is no different. It’s already light, but the sun is still low enough behind the coconut trees outside my room that I don’t have to face its full intensity for a little while yet.

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11 Washington, DC curiosities for International Relations geeks [PICs]

11 Washington, DC curiosities for International Relations geeks PICs - Our SiteFor PolySci nerds, DC has your stately busts, your embassies, and evidence of a shamanic mushroom cult.THERE ARE 177 national embassies in DC. There are also countless headquarters of various international organizations, not to mention the Cultural Centers, Economic Institutes, and monuments to national heroes from countries all over the world.

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Why every travel writer should embrace their ego Miscellaneous

Why every travel writer should embrace their ego

Getting your travel writing published is a game of numbers. If you submit enough work, you will find someone to publish it, eventually.IT’S FRUSTRATING because the fate of your writing career is in the hands of a seemingly fickle editor who has his or her own tastes when it comes to the written word.

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