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4 little kids covering pop songs on YouTube
4 little kids covering pop songs on YouTube

Four kids take cover the hits with charm and grace. Sort of.If you’re not one of the ten million people who’ve watched video of a kid playing Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” then you’re missing out. It’s viral media magic.Below is the clip in question, as well as three other kids who seem to be embarking on early singing careers.

What’s in your backpack, Russell Simmons?
What’s in your backpack, Russell Simmons?

American icon and entrepreneur extraordinaire behind Rush Communications, Russell Simmons is co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam, creator of clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics, and the current Editor-in-chief behind Global Grind.Well, technically Russell doesn’t carry a backpack, but he is an ultralight traveler.

The Most Valuable Thing You Can Pack On The Journey
The Most Valuable Thing You Can Pack On The Journey

You may fill your backpack, but have you remembered to bring an open mind?Photo by Lola AkinmadeI wasn’t sure I heard her right the first time.“I said leave my store! I have many windows you can look in from!” she yelled, probably mistaking me for an impoverished immigrant she didn’t want in her shop.

Finding the tourism balance on Atiu, Cook Islands
Finding the tourism balance on Atiu, Cook Islands

Earlier in the day, Marshall Humphreys had taken two other travelers and me into the Rimarau Burial Cave, tucked in the woods on Atiu, one of the 15 islands that make up the Cooks.Marshall specializes in this dark tour, which leads visitors deep into a cave cluttered with skeletal remains. There are no ropes to partition off the skulls, and people have to simply watch their heads, hands and feet to ensure they don’t bump into stalactites or step on scattered bones.

GuiJu: Rules of the Traditional Chinese Hot Spring Baths
GuiJu: Rules of the Traditional Chinese Hot Spring Baths

Photo by sputnikrentA comprehensive guide to etiquette and what to expect when soaking in Traditional Chinese Hot Springs.When the Japanese occupied Taiwan from the late 1800s to the first half of the 1900s, they left an indelible social, cultural, and urban imprint on the island. Among the remnants are the continually popular Beitou Hot Springs facilities located in the northern portion of Taipei County.

Truth and Nail: Reddit’s Plea Through Charity to Stephen Colbert
Truth and Nail: Reddit’s Plea Through Charity to Stephen Colbert

Screencap of the Colbert Rally Reddit pageIn response to the audacity of delusion that was Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor Rally, impassioned Redditors who are fans of Stephen Colbert’s commitment to “Truthiness” have organized an astonishing financial response to one of his favored charities for the purpose of bribing the anti-pundit into hosting his own contrary rally.

Plastic or Pills? Choosing an option for treating your water
Plastic or Pills? Choosing an option for treating your water

Choosing to treat your own water can not only lessen your impact on the environment, but is cheaper and more convenient.We all understand the huge environmental impact bottled water is having on the planet- both in terms of food miles and the plastic (or glass) waste it creates.However, with the World Health Organization attributing 80 of travel diseases to drinking water, in many countries simply reaching for the tap is not a safe option – that is, if you even have access to a tap.

Perry Watts-Russell helps Josiah Leming navigate music production
Perry Watts-Russell helps Josiah Leming navigate music production

Perry Watts-Russell gives a glimpse at life as a top-level music executive and shows why he loves LA.Perry Watts-Russell near his home in Los Angeles, CA, USA. Photo by: Stuart HoltThe Most Interesting Person Project is a series of interviews in which each person interviewed gives the name of the person they think is the most interesting person they know.

City guide to Hobart, Tasmania
City guide to Hobart, Tasmania

WHAT/WHEREMark Shea, aka The Overlander, shares some of his favorite things to do in the Tasmanian capitol of Hobart.NETWORK CONNECTIONGet a look inside filmmaker Mark Shea’s back pack to learn what gear he brings on trips at Matador Goods.Knowing a few simple tricks for shooting great video can make a huge difference!

The 5 deadliest travel fears (and how to defeat them)
The 5 deadliest travel fears (and how to defeat them)

To boldly visit foreign lands, the wannabe traveler must conquer a slew of travel fears. Learn how to sweep them aside and embrace the true rewards of travel.Given the relative safety of aviation, and the existence of many budget airlines such as EasyJet, SkyEurope, and Ryan Air, one might be tempted to conclude that travel is a common pastime, partaken of by most.

100 Days & Counting…
100 Days & Counting…

With just 100 days left in what’s easily been the most exciting presidential race in my lifetime, voters are beginning to ask:Who will McCain and Obama select as their vice-presidential running mates? Hillary Clinton has clearly indicated her interest in the vacant position, and other former presidential hopefuls who were left in the dust on the campaign trail are also angling to be their party’s VP nominee.

Brush with fame: Mike Myers thinks I’m worthy
Brush with fame: Mike Myers thinks I’m worthy

It was the summer of 1992 and my friend, Patricia, had invited me over to her house to watch a movie.When I got there, I was disappointed to learn that the movie was Wayne’s World — the very flick I’d refused to see when it had come out the year before because it had seemed, to my eleven year-old eyes, ridiculous.