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Adventure of a lifetime: walking the Earth

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A couple from Freiburg in Germany decided to make a trip around the world without flying.

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Lady Gaby poetry: “Drape Me”

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A fulfilling relationship in the eyes of this Berlin-based poet.

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Fashionzig: second-hand paradise

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Leipzig is a a paradise for those who appreciate second-hand shopping, flea markets and environmentally conscious fashion. (Public domain photo)

Rummaging through the shelves of Leipzig is like a little girl playing dress-up in her grandmother’s wardrobe. Sometimes you have to dig deep and wait over ten minutes for the next tram to the next flea market, but finding that perfect piece (ahem, eye hologram necklace) is worth the over ten minute wait.

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Women’s well-meaning meanness

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Meanness towards each other, for example when it has to do with the touchy issue of weight, can come in a veneer of female sweetness that makes it all the more irritating. (Photo: public domain)

In my homeland of Brazil, known as Plastic Surgery Capital of the World, one of the worst things one can be – besides old, disabled and black – is fat. Worse still is being a fat woman. And perhaps even worse than that is being told so (nicely) by other women, when image matters so much in this society.

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“There’s a love at every corner”

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"There's a love at every corner" - but some never quite leave you.

I now know what he meant, but it’d take me years to fully appreciate it.

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Nostalgia, books and “The Durrells in Corfu”

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PBS poster for "The Durrells in Corfu," widely used in publicizing the series.

Before parting with my classmates, before embarking for the big adventure called adult life, we enjoyed Corfu in the spring with its sunsets, its old buildings, its incredibly beautiful landscapes.

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