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Pam Grout: Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

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Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss.What they SHOULD tell us has but four words:"Get to know a local."When that happens (and it's a lot easier than you might think), real magic can begin. Locals, of course, know the best restaurants, have true insight about the must-see "si

Jim Hill: For Imagineer Joe Lanzisero, Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor Is a High Point of His Career

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You know what they say: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it.Back in 2007, it's arguable that no one person was busier at The Walt Disney Company than Joe Lanzisero. As a Senior Vice President - Creative at Walt Disney Imagineering, Joe was riding herd on all of the Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland Resorts' theme p

Alison Teal: More Southeast Asian Food -- for Better and Worse (PHOTOS)

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Durian fruit is a delicacy for some and intimidating for others. It not only has a thorny husk, but also a disgusting smell. Below is the fruit and a warning sign concerning it in the Singapore airport:Embryo eggs netted in the market so the chicks won't escape should they hatch overnight:Thailand's pink eggs:Tea being served in Thailand:Dragon Fru

The Morning Ritual Oprah Can't Live Without

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Oprah has always loved drinking tea, but the first time she ever had real chai was in Mumbai in 2012. She was sitting on the floor in the small 10-by-10-foot home of a welcoming Indian family as the husband served up a memorable, incredible cup of chai.Ever since, Oprah has considered herself a "pursuant of good, strong chai," even working with the

Mark Sisson: 7 Nighttime Rituals To Help You Unwind, Relax, And Chill Out (That Don't Involve Alcohol)

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Last week, I shared my evolving relationship with alcohol. I'm off it, basically. A big change has been at night; a glass or two of wine with Carrie used to be my nighttime ritual. It would help me unwind from a stressful day, relax and reconnect with my wife, and get me ready for bed. So when I decided to give up alcohol -- or at least make it an

The Daily Meal: A Beginner's Guide To Tea: Everything You Need To Know

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When it comes to tea, there's a dizzying amount of choices available these days. From Earl Grey to Constant Comment, most teas come from the same bushy plant, Camellia Sinensis. Any tea that doesn't come from this plant aren't actually "tea" per se -- these are referred to as tisane (or sometimes teasan). These are herbal blends and can contain jus

Jason King: Here's How Tea Reminds Us...

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"I promise this just might be the most fascinating conversation you will hear all week."With these words, podcast host Rich Roll introduces us to a Buddhist monk named Wu De who travels the world, teaching people the importance of... tea.  To be specific, teaching about tea as a metaphor for ancient wisdom about the interconnectedness of everythin

Liza de Guia: Tea Lovers, You're Drinking Tea All Wrong

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Meet Timothy Hsu, the founder and tea connoisseur behind The Mandarin's Tea Room, an underground, semi-secret, tea-speakeasy lost in the heart of SoHo. The first time I met Timothy, he got me tea drunk. Sip after sip, I could sense my serious mood slowly vanish. I left giddy. My steps, lighter. My mind, brighter. Timothy was pleased.I never heard o

Charles Karel Bouley: Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

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Tea may have helped provide a high point in the history of the soon-to-be United State's Revolutionary War but now it is starting a revolution of its own -- a green economy that could rival that of the other growing green economy, cannabis.And it may have been that very famous tea party in Boston (which John Adams aptly described as the Destruction

William B. Bradshaw: Happy Birthday America

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Birthdays are fun to celebrate, and this week the United States as a nation will be celebrating what is officially named U.S. Independence Day. It was 238 years ago--July 4, 1776--that the Second Continental Congress, comprised of representatives from the thirteen North American British colonies, passed the Declaration of Independence, declaring t

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