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Unusual hotels around the U.S.

Unusual hotels around the U.S. Aug 3rd, 2009 at 2:00PM: Ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? How about in a wigwam, a light house, or even 30 feet underwater? At hotels around the United States, you can indulge these wacky fantasies and more. From yurts to train cars, here are some of the most unique places to stay around the country. Kokopelli's Cave Bed and Breakfast - Farmington, New Mexico Located in the cliffs of New Mexico, near Mesa Verde...

Galley Gossip: A question about why flight attendants are fat, old, grumpy, lazy and ugly

Galley Gossip:  A question about why flight attendants are fat, old, grumpy, lazy and ugly Feb 9th, 2009 at 9:30AM: Dear Heather, Here's another you hate to hear but I will say it anyway... Why is it that US domestic flight attendants are so much more fat, grumpy, lazy and uglier than their foreign counterparts? They are ALL drop dead gorgeous, smile and don't ask me for any money when I fly with them. Why is that? Big Daddy Dear Big Daddy, Why am I not surprised that a question like this is coming from...

Galley Gossip: Interview with a flight attendant - ME!

Galley Gossip:  Interview with a flight attendant - ME! Dec 15th, 2008 at 10:30AM: Dear Heather, I know this is really random and weird, but I'm a Jr in high school and we were given an assignment to write a research paper over a job that we would like to do once we graduate and I have become very interested in becoming a flight attendant. Anyway part of the assignment is to interview someone that does the job we would like to do. It's been very hard trying to find someone that...

10 Ways to Get Yourself Labeled as an Ugly American

10 Ways to Get Yourself Labeled as an Ugly American Nov 14th, 2008 at 12:00PM: "For some reason, the people I meet in my country are not the same as the ones I knew in the United States. A mysterious change seems to come over Americans when they go to a foreign land. They isolate themselves socially. They live pretentiously. They're loud and ostentatious. Perhaps they're frightened and defensive, or maybe they're not properly trained and make mistakes out of ignorance."...

No Wrong Turns: Coca-Cola Removes Toxin from Mexican Drink

No Wrong Turns: Coca-Cola Removes Toxin from Mexican Drink Apr 7th, 2008 at 8:00AM: According to statistics from the Coca-Cola Company, Mexico consumes the most Coca Cola per capita in the world. I am not a huge fan of soft drinks in general, but when traveling my intake of them often goes up due to unreliable drinking water and juices made with questionable ice. Diet drinks, like Coke Zero, freak me out with all those weird additives listed in their ingredients, but many people...

Study abroad ... in North Korea!

Study abroad ... in North Korea! Nov 30th, 2007 at 2:00PM: I've recently been in contact with Malcolm Gillis, former president of Rice University and one of the organizers of the first international university in of all places, North Korea. Known as Pyongyang University for Science and Technology, the institution is slated to open in April 2008. What's surprising, and welcoming, about this project is that it's the brainchild of both the North and South...

The Smartest (and Least Smart) Cities in the U.S.

The Smartest (and Least Smart) Cities in the U.S. May 15th, 2007 at 9:55AM: By analyzing Census data on educational achievement, Bizjournals developed a methodology wherein it ranked adults in nearly 16,000 cities, towns, villages, boroughs and unincorporated areas throughout the U.S. In the end, the methodology provided insight into the distribution of gray matter in America. Which big city proved to be brainiest? Seattle came out tops, with San Francisco and Austin...

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