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10 animals that could go extinct in the next 10 years

10 animals that could go extinct in the next 10 years

Let’s be honest: Mankind is the absolute worst for the other animals in the world. Not only are we messing shit up with climate change and carbon emissions, but we’re destroying natural habitats and poaching animals to the point of extinction. Which is a shame, because a lot of the animals we’re endangering are unique, beautiful, or incredibly important to the environments around them.

3 TV writers who would never make it in real life

3 TV writers who would never make it in real life

In the past, there was a kind of perception about what “writers” were like, based mostly on cliches projected by mass media (glasses, ugly sweaters, scruffy facial hair, high-strung personality, furrowed brows, Ethan Hawke, etc). The cliches have recently turned into images of cool, Caucasian 20- or 30-somethings who live in big cities and publish on the internet.

Monbiot proposes Hippocratic Oath for journalists

Monbiot proposes Hippocratic Oath for journalists

In his latest blog post, British journalist George Monbiot floats the idea that journalists should sign a kind of Hippocratic Oath, the idea being that it might “mobilise readers to demand that journalists answer to them, not just their proprietors.”He argues that:Journalism’s primary purpose is to hold power to account.

You might be a 20th century slave owner — take this quiz to find out

You might be a 20th century slave owner — take this quiz to find out

I KNOW THAT slavery exists in this world — perhaps not in the same way that impacted American history, but still an unacceptable option in today’s global economy. But I never thought the things I buy, and the lifestyle I lead, contributed to this abuse of human rights. Most of us are none the wiser, and it doesn’t mean we’re bad people; but with more awareness, we can make better choices, and possibly impact the industries that take advantage of those who provide us with the luxuries we take for granted.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this empowering video

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this empowering video

TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL Women’s Day — I’ve chosen to celebrate with hundreds of other women in New York City by attending the first ever Women’s Travel Fest, which aims to expose women to the benefits of travel, and help empower the female travel population in general. Travel Channel darling Samantha Brown, fearless writer Sarah Shourd, web series producer Kate Thomas, and a dozen or so awesome female travel bloggers from around the world, are set to speak on topics ranging from travel logistics, to safety issues, and more.

Scared shitless: A Peruvian evacuation

Scared shitless: A Peruvian evacuation

As the bartender hammered boards across the windows, I locked myself in the bathroom and cursed myself for such bad timing. My hiking group had run out of the bar and left me to my own demise, except for my friend Sandra, who is one of those unflappable travel partners who can handle just about anything.