Best Things to Do in Chengdu, China (PANDAS!)

Why Chengdu? Besides the fact that we scored a housesit there, we were pretty much sold on one other fact alone: pandas! I’d recommend Chengdu as an excellent place to visit if you really want to get out of the tourist areas in China (Beijing, Hong Kong, etc.) and want to see some real China. Here are…

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Who is ShuMAN? A Ladies MAN, but More So Here to Make Us Smile

Andy SHUman is … a ladies man. I don’t know how else to describe him. In addition to being able to make any girl blush, he is also a comedian in the making and recent transplant to Boulder, Colorado. I think it’s fair to admit that women as a species have a question or two that we’d…

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6 Father’s Day Gift Ideas – From a Real Dad

As if Mother’s Day wasn’t tricky enough, Father’s Day is coming up here in a couple of weeks. Don’t let your Dad get the shaft just because Mother’s Day came up first. My Dad (@macschlicht), the bird whisperer, insane Packers fan, and the guy that always catches the biggest fish on the lake, was cool enough to…

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Instagram Accounts For Animal Lovers: #FF

Freshen up your Instagram feed with our #FF (Follow Fridays) weekly column — here to give you recommendations of who to follow depending on what you’re into. This week’s theme features VIRTVE’s favorite animal accounts. Woof woof! 1. Animal Addicts/ @animaladdicts Bio: Animals All rights belong to their respective owners. Animalpicsinsta@gmail.com Kik: InstaThrill Tag us or #animaladdicts to be…

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How You F#$KING Feel 7 Days After a Break Up

WEIRD. You feel weird. And a lot of self-pity. And really weird. Like WTF just happened. We get it, and have all been there before (well, maybe not allllll of us). This will hopefully help, and if not, can just be something to relate to.  Uncertain Thoughts That Never Seem to Go Away Was this the…

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F&*% the Sensitivity – A Letter from a Real Celiac

Gluten “sensitivity” and intolerance is becoming more and more apparent and accepted work-wide by the day. While the food substitutions are getting better, the effect it is having on people with Celiac disease (a serious autoimmune deficiency triggered by gluten) could actually be getting worse. Here is an emotional (to say the least) letter from…

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Found: “Choir Boys” via Vixxxen Blog

When you’re a kid, nothing beats traveling with your [insert team or hobby] group. The shenanigans, the playfulness, the “one kid” that did [insert unforgettable moment], making fun of the teacher. I recently found a cute animation via Vixxxen Blog that captures this nostalgic essence and has beautiful design lines, too. “One of my favorite…

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