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How to piss off someone who meditates

How to piss off someone who meditates

Ask, “Don’t you get sore sitting in one position for so long?”Of course you do! The point of meditation is not to feel perfectly happy folded onto a zafu cushion…it’s to recognize when you feel stiff or sore and notice it before letting it go. Unpleasant situations arise in life all the time and you can’t do anything about them, so meditation is good practice for being able to deal with problems without freaking out and believing your legs are going to fall off.

What it takes to be a travel guidebook author: Conversation with Lily Girma

What it takes to be a travel guidebook author: Conversation with Lily Girma

LEBAWIT LILY GIRMA is a freelance travel writer and photographer — and MatadorU alum — who just returned from a seven-month stint in Belize, where she completed her first travel guidebook assignment and the 10th edition of Moon Belize for Moon Handbooks. Not only did she write the guidebook, but she also provided all the photos and even landed the prized cover shot over other candidates.

American football vs. rugby: Which is tougher?

American football vs. rugby: Which is tougher?

Matador attempts to put this old international sports debate to rest.Meet our panelistsN. Chrystine Olson: From the perspective of an American football officialRugby and gridiron compete for my loyalty in September. Tri Nations winds up, American football starts. I attempted to watch both last Saturday, contacting the only sports bar known for showing “the rugby,” hoping one screen could be dedicated to the South Africa / Australia match.

32 best Airbnbs in Venice, Italy

32 best Airbnbs in Venice, Italy

If you haven’t realized it yet, Airbnb is basically the ‘Couchsurfing’ of 2014. Sort of. The user-friendly website allows travelers to find location-based accommodations posted by the owners looking to rent out their spaces nightly.Those places, however, span 34,000 cities in 194 countries, and the prices (on a sliding scale from $10-$1,000 and beyond, a handy feature you can adjust yourself) are more than broke-traveler friendly.

8 spring break hotspots: Where are they now?

8 spring break hotspots: Where are they now?

Panama City, FloridaAfter Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt encouraged students to “do something with your college education and help out those less fortunate,” they adopted their 14th child from Central America. This sent a wave of trendy trustafarians on Alternative Spring Break quests to “save the world” and thus re-routed their plans from Panama City, Florida, to the legit capital of Panama.

Mapped: US states by legal marrying age

Mapped: US states by legal marrying age

IN THE US, a bride and a groom can typically marry without permission from anyone when they reach the age of 18. In many states, though, younger persons can marry with permission from a parent and/or a judge.It’s not a typo that the lowest technical marrying age in Massachusetts is 12. In 1854, in a case called Parton v.