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The author enjoying winter in the Midwest.

10 reasons why Midwesterners love winter

Frigid winters are one of the Midwest's characteristic charms. If you can make it through winter there, you can make it through anything.
Me on the Manhattan High Line.

I’m from South Africa and spent 2 weeks working in New York. Here are 10 things I found bizarre about day-to-day life.

After two weeks in New York City, I started noticing weird plants on sidewalks and strange behaviors of the city's inhabitants.
Cars are a necessity in the suburbs.

15 photos that perfectly capture what it’s like to live in the suburbs

City life offers a variety of conveniences and attractions, but there are plenty of perks to settling down in the suburbs.
Cars are a necessity in the suburbs.

15 photos that perfectly capture what it’s like to live in the suburbs

City life offers a variety of conveniences and attractions, but there are plenty of perks to settling down in the suburbs.

Over years teaching in China, I noticed 3 ways Chinese families think about money — especially when it comes to their kids

I left my native Canada to live in China for about eight years, working as an elementary teacher at an international school.

I moved from Canada to the US, and 3 money differences threw me for a loop

You wouldn't think moving to the US from Canada would be that big of a change, but there were some daily financial realities that came as a surprise.
Kate Middleton wore a traditional dress while visiting Pakistan.

How members of the royal family dress to respect local culture while traveling around the world

On royal tours, members of the royal family are often presented with traditional garments or adapt the local style of dress to respect the culture.
Rosalie, a 10-year-old from France, surrounded by what she eats in a week.

12 photos that show everything kids eat in a week around the world

Gregg Segal photographed children surrounded by everything they eat in a week for his new book "Daily Bread: What Kids Eat Around the World."
As much as I love living in New York, there are things I was surprised to discover I missed about Southern living.

I moved from the South to New York City. Here are 13 things I never thought I’d miss about Southern living.

From the tasty southern food to the miles-long highway, these are things I never thought I'd miss after moving from the South to New York City.

I moved from a town of 8,000 people to New York City — here are 9 things I do and don’t miss about small-town life

I was surprised by how much I missed little things like being able to drive to the grocery store or my mother's homecooked meals.