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Smithsonian: Picnics are back

Gen-Z is spurning restaurants to enjoy hot dates outdoors—echoing the picnic’s racy beginnings

Smithsonian: Picnics are back

Smithsonian: Adventurer Elise Wortley recreates the journeys of famous female explorers

For historical accuracy, the 33-year-old Brit wears only the cotton dresses, yak wool coats and hobnail boots that her predecessors would have had

Smithsonian: Adventurer Elise Wortley recreates the journeys of famous female explorers

BBC: The Asian blouse that tells the tale of many cultures

There's one garment in Southeast Asia that embodies fashion, heritage and national pride. And now the kebaya is being nominated to join Unesco's Intangible Heritage List for 2023.

BBC: The Asian blouse that tells the tale of many cultures

Insider: I quit my job as a nurse to house-sit — and I've now lived rent-free in LA, Portugal, Costa Rica, and more

Erin McKee is a former mental health nurse from the UK. She quit her job a year after the pandemic began. She now travels and lives for free as a house-sitter, looking after the owner's pets or plants.

Insider: I quit my job as a nurse to house-sit — and I've now lived rent-free in LA, Portugal, Costa Rica, and more

BBC: The ancient drink that powers Indonesia

A herbal tincture that originated in Java's royal courts more than 1,300 years ago is being given a new twist by young Indonesians

BBC: The ancient drink that powers Indonesia

Daily Beast: Forget cows and almonds—lab-grown dairy is the future of milk

An ambitious cadre of new startups is plotting the next trend in alternative milk products.

Daily Beast: Forget cows and almonds—lab-grown dairy is the future of milk

The Guardian: Tiny Pacific island nation declares bold plan to protect 100% of its ocean

Niue is creating a marine park to protect its waters, an area the size of Vietnam, from illegal fishing

The Guardian: Tiny Pacific island nation declares bold plan to protect 100% of its ocean

BBC: The tiny forests designed by feng shui

As China embarks on an ambitious push to be carbon neutral by 2060, a collection of ancient forests may hold the key to its green future.

BBC: The tiny forests designed by feng shui

Nat Geo: Photographing Death Valley’s starry skies shines a light on pollution

A national park artist-in-residence captures the fragility and beauty of the desert at night.

Nat Geo: Photographing Death Valley’s starry skies shines a light on pollution

BBC: The birthplace of traditional Thai massage

While the practice of Nuad Thai can now be found in spas throughout the world, the soul of the humble therapy hasn’t changed much in the place where it was born.

BBC: The birthplace of traditional Thai massage

BBC: The berry that keeps Asia looking young

The goji berry, that has been part of Chinese culture since the 3rd century, is now being viewed as one of the hottest superfoods today

BBC: The berry that keeps Asia looking young

BBC: What Marie Kondo says about our new era of self-help

Each decade has a break-out self-help star, like today’s current queen of clean. But what exactly is it that makes us embrace them?

BBC: What Marie Kondo says about our new era of self-help
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