Internet Communities

How the Internet Changed Communities

Some see them as social circles or places where someone can stand out. Ideas are shared, plans for meet-ups can be arranged, and friendships are forged. How can anyone feel alone in the vast communities of cyberspace? We are living in a world where every clique, every group, every small little neighborhood of data and people flood every web page.
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Obesity

Obesity — A Tale of Two Countries

Historically Mexico and Chile have been synonymous with vacations and adventure, but now a third and less exciting commonality presents itself: obesity. Recent global research studies indicate these nations can now count themselves amongst countries with the highest obesity rates in the world. Why?
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Air Koryo Airplane

The World’s Only 1-Star Airline: North Korea’s Air Koryo

There is nothing better than airline service. Delays, plane food, and other mild annoyances tend to be a staple of every air travel experience. One airline, in particular, is considered the worst of the worst. Rated a single star on several sources, Air Koryo is one of the only carriers that take passengers to the despotic country of North Korea. Let’s take a tour of Air Koryo and see why travelers should beware.
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Machu Picchu and Mass Tourism

Trashing Machu Picchu: The Cost of Mass Tourism

Machu Picchu is one of the most remarkable historical sites in the world, set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru. Since it was discovered in 1911, the site gradually turned into a hotspot for tourists in South America. Today it holds many titles, such as UNESCO World Heritage Site and New Wonder of the World.
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Backpacking Travel Mt Cook

How the Internet Changed the Way We Travel

Today, we can simply run a quick search for “Cheap Hawaii Trips”, and are provided with a multitude of results from airliners, vacation packages and even travel price comparison sites. It seems nearly impossible to imagine travel bookings without the internet. Booking your holidays is not the only thing the internet has changed when it comes to traveling, in fact, the internet has changed nearly everything related to travel.
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Tokenism on TV

Does Tokenism Still Stalk Modern TV Shows?

Equality in America does not mean the country is perfect in all regards. Whether on TV or at movie theatres, race and inequality still tread the world in some ways. The Oscar fiasco of last year proved how Hollywood can’t seem to escape an apparent lack of representation of every race in a rather dated awards ceremony. Aside from the constant stereotypes and cultural ignorance of entertainment, there is one thing that is the feared boogeyman of many: tokenism.
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Fast Food Burger

Fast Food in the East – Spreading the Disease

Fast food is the new obsession of the century. With new restaurants popping up all over the world getting more creative, diverse, and convenient, they have slowly but surely invaded our lives and culinary habits.
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Dangerous Selfie

The Killer Selfie: How an Internet Fad Went Too Far

The perfect selfie is elusive for most of us. We spend hours looking for just the right lighting, poses (to duckface or not to duckface?), and filters that will allow us to capture the best versions of ourselves. There’s even a whole niche market of selfie accessories, including the infamous selfie stick, that promises to help us take the perfect pic. It’s pretty evident that the selfie market has proved that it’s here to stay, which begs just one question: how far is too far for the perfect selfie?
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