Tag: Life

The Major Ways Airlines Are Getting Greener

Uproxx It’s tricky to write about travel in an environmentally responsible way. Overtourism and emissions from air travel are hurting the planet. As travel writers, we want to combat that, encourage others to do the same, and live big lives, exploring the great wide world. It’s a tricky tightrope to walk. John DiScala, who runs […]

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Earth Day Is A Call To Make ‘Stewardship’ Part Of Your Ideology

Unsplash / Uproxx Thought experiment. Let’s just say that global warming didn’t exist (it does). That scientists were wrong about our planet being in peril (they aren’t). And that species weren’t collapsing due to human intervention at a staggering rate (they are). In this parallel universe, wouldn’t you still want to take care of the […]

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Celebrate The Planet While Traveling, With These Voluntourism Opportunities

Dylan Gordon / Uproxx Giving back while traveling is something every globe-trotting wanderer should consider as often as they possibly can. Sure, we all need that beach holiday where our worries are left behind once you board that airplane but that doesn’t mean that you can’t add a little meaning to your vacay. A trip […]

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Hotels Around The World That Are Taking Conservation To The Next Level

Uproxx Earth Day isn’t the most widely celebrated of holidays. Sure, since its inception in 1970 more than 193 countries have begun holding events to mark the day, but without costumes and traditional dishes it’s hard for people to truly rally together. Maybe we need an Earth Day masquerade so that folks can flex on […]

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Sustainable Spirits: Distilleries That Are Doing Right By The Earth

Getty Images/Uproxx We should be taking steps to care for the planet for our children and our children’s children (and so on), every day of the year. But on Earth Day it’s even more important that we celebrate the stewardship of this marble of ours. We can do this in a variety of ways. Some […]

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Ben And Jerry’s Released A Woke Tweet About Pot Arrests For 4/20 And People Are Impressed And Confused

UPROXX/Shutterstock One of the stranger trends of the last couple years is brands that are good at Twitter. Wendy’s, Charmin, KFC, even Netflix have strangely personable, somewhat eccentric social media staffers cranking out tweets that are witty, goofy, thoughtful, even recognizably, perhaps eerily human. Still, it was a touch surreal to see Ben & Jerry’s […]

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From Curly To Crinkle: The Definitive Ranking Of Fries

UPROXX It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in want of french fries will accept just about anything. That includes hours-old, oily potato sticks that probably should have gone into the garbage hours ago. Like pizza, fries are just one of those foods that are “relatively okay” even at their worst (mealy, soggy, […]

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Johnny Cash And Daisy Bates Will Replace Confederate Statues On Capitol Hill

Getty Image Last week, Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed a law that will replace the two statues representing the state on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. One prominent feature in the halls of the capitol building is a collection of 100 statues, meant to represent two great figures from each of the 50 states. Arkansas’ […]

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It’s Time To Examine The Idea Of ‘Cultural Appropriation’ In Food

Getty Image It’s tough to pin down when the notion of “food appropriation” entered the public consciousness. Indian Country Today wrote about the topic in 2013, but mainstream outlets weren’t talking about it until years later. Regardless, it’s safe to say that the very definition of the phrase has been creating confusion since day one. […]

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After Two Days, Samsung’s New Foldable Phones Are Already Breaking

UPROXX When Samsung announced, in November of 2018, that they’d be bringing a foldable smartphone to market, tech blogs were abuzz. Could they do it quickly? Could they do it for less than a king’s ransom? Could they do it well? And when LG and Huawei announced similar plans for foldable smartphones, the pressure was […]

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This Start-Up Wants To ‘Discreetly’ Weigh Passengers Before Flights

UPROXX Climate change is real. Climate change is here. And according to recent reports, we have just under 12 years to reign in our collective carbon footprint. Which includes not just overhauling massive public infrastructure and reliance on fossil fuels, but also individual changes — including spending our money where our collective mouth is. So […]

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Bartenders Tell Us The Best Liqueurs To Mix And Sip On

Getty Image In the cocktail world, the spirit is king (or queen). That’s because when we’re perusing drinks menus our eyes are usually drawn to the spirits we enjoy before any of the other ingredients. If we like whiskey, we’ll definitely opt for that take on the classic Manhattan featuring walnut bitters. If we enjoy […]

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New Photos Of The Cathedral Of Notre Dame Reveal The Extent Of The Paris Landmark’s Damage

Getty Image   The world continues to mourn the news of Paris’ famed Cathedral of Notre Dame catching fire early Monday evening, prompting scores of reflections and tributes for one of the world’s most grand architectural achievements. It appears that the 800-year-old structure will continue to stand as the two towers of the north belfry […]

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You Can Visit Any National Park For Free This Weekend

Unsplash Coachella? Been there, done that. Let’s be completely honest, the second weekend of Coachella is always lacking the electric energy of the first go around, and before you mouth off in the comments about Kanye’s Sunday service, yes, it’s bound to be dope, but it’ll also be live streamed. Instead, use this weekend as […]

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Bartenders Tell Us The Best Bock Beers To Drink This Spring

Getty Image In German, “bock” means goat. As a beer style, it’s commonly enjoyed in the spring (with historical associations with Easter and Lent festivities in Germany). The term is generally used to describe a strong lager, but the umbrella of bock also contains maibock, doppelbock, and eisbock (each beer style gets progressively stronger). Today, […]

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$4 Flights Around Asia Lead This Week’s Cheap Flights And Travel Deals

Pexels In spring, the best travel deals are never too far away. Cheap flights abound, with sales popping all the time. Hotels are always vying for your tourist dollars, especially as people begin planning for summer. Tour operators are keen to fill seats with last minute shoulder-season deals. This all adds up to right now […]

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Listen To Parisians Sing ‘Ave Maria’ In Honor Of The Burning Notre Dame Cathedral

Getty Image Monday’s been an upsetting one, with the world joining in sorrow over the sudden burning of Paris’ 850-year-old Notre Dame cathedral. The fire, whose cause is currently unknown, has been extensive though not complete. The iconic spire and its roof have collapsed, and much of the interior has perished. Still, the twin bell […]

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More Clarity On The Level Of Notre Dame Cathedral Destruction

UPROXX Since it caught fire early on Monday evening, the world has watched as the famed Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris continues to burn in a massive fire. Though firefighters have been working for hours and doing “everything they can,” the damage has, thus far, been extensive, and French officials are just now able […]

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