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3 Books about Buenos Aires

Once upon a time, there was a city with over 734 bookshops…

Yep, Buenos Aires is officially a book lover’s paradise, with more bookshops per person than any other city in the world. You can rest assured that your literary

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10 Books For Your South America Reading List

Buenos Aires’ location right in the heart of South America, along with its well-connected travel routes, make it the perfect jumping off point for adventures all around the continent. From the steaming beaches of Colombia

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Four Months Without Gas: A Survival Guide

It was a morning like any other. Mid-March, about 9am. I’m making eggs when the portera rings to say that they are turning the gas off for a minute to do some repairs. Edesur was working on new power lines on the block during the

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Keep Your Seat, I’m Not Pregnant

By Vivi Rathbone.

The first time someone asked me if I was pregnant on the subway, I was embarrassed.

Claire and I were standing near the doors in the B line.  In between the Carlos Gardel and Pueyrredon stations, a homeless child, who was juggling balls for spare change, came up and addressed me while pointing at my stomach.  It

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On A Winter’s Day

How to let go, give in, enjoy and be healthy and happy this winter

When the shortest day of the year leads to the longest night. When the light is wanning and gives way to darkness. The image of a snowy starlit night, winds whistling through the windows covered in frost while we sit in front of the fire in a

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The Lonely-Hearts-Club Tango Binge, or, Karenina’s Dopamine

Tango was a great distraction.

Maybe I was addicted to the dopamine rush. Tango made me buzz. I could feel my vibration rise when I danced; I’d return late at night, and lie wide awake in bed. 

I had danced tango four nights in a row because

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A Response to “Why I Gave Up a 95K Job to Move to an Island” & Ode to the 9-5 Worker

Article by Rachael Leonie.

In response to Cosmopolitan’s “Why I Gave Up a $95,000 Job to Move to an Island and Scoop Ice Cream”

Preface: I usually hate these kinds of articles. The “I’m Cooler Than You Because I Left My Job

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Where I’ve Cried in Public in Buenos Aires

Let’s be honest.  We’ve all done it.

In a crowded city where anonymity in a crowded room allows you privacy in a public space, we’ve let our emotions show.

Inspired by the Bold

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2015 – The 21st Century’s Quinceañera

by Lauren Dulberg L.Ac, D.OM ; Mommy, owner and main acupuncturista at Acupuncture Buenos Aires.

You’re a teenager now entering into your years of rebellion and finding your voice. Just 15 years ago it was Y2K, you were just being born out of this

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