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The original hot tub time machine

By Kristance Harlow | February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
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Do you remember the time machine? I wish I knew how to work it. I’d go get you if I did, but you were the captain and I never learned the controls.

The Scared Traveler, My Dirty Secret

By Kristance Harlow | January 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
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The author, aka me, in Vermont. I write for a living. I write about myself and about the world. The façade I put on is that I do not fear self-analysis. I seem to be a person unafraid of being intimate with myself. That is my dirty secret. I continue to move and flee to…

Buenos Aires Obelisk at Sunset by Kristance Harlow

But You Can’t Speak Spanish

By Kristance Harlow | January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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“Wait, what? Don’t move to Argentina, you can’t speak Spanish!” Everyone reacted the same way when I announced I was moving. My Spanish education consisted of one class I took for a few months when I was 11 years old.

Motorized elderly by Roel Driever

10 Elderly People Who Are Anything But Feeble

By Kristance Harlow | January 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “I would love to be able to do what they do?” We’ve all done it at one time or another, but how often do we take steps to achieve that goal? This list looks at 10 people who live by the philosophy that age is nothing but…

Girls smiling peace sign

10 Scientifically Proven Ways To Become A Happier Person

By Kristance Harlow | January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
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It’s the holiday season and the new year is upon us. The holidays are not always an easy time of year—many of us are missing loved ones, while others are struggling with mental illness that stand in the way of feeling happy.

Happy child by 迪 王

10 Amazing Child Heroes

By Kristance Harlow | December 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
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Everyone knows and celebrates mythic heroes and famous leaders. But then there are those everyday heroes who just make a difference when the need suddenly arises. This list is about celebrating the youngest of our everyday heroes—kids whose courage and quick thinking prevented tragedy and saved lives.

Breaking My Personal Space Bubble In Argentina

By Kristance Harlow | November 26, 2013 | 1 Comment
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First off, I need to apologize for the lack of blog posts. A lot has been happening and I simply have not had the time to write anything lately. Here is my return to blogging after a two week hiatus! Argentina is all about people. Social connections are, without a doubt, one of the most…

For The Sake of Humanity I Won’t Be Quiet

By Kristance Harlow | November 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
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People who know me aren’t all that surprised I became a writer, I’ve never been one to have an idea and be quiet about it. Sure, as I’ve gotten older I’ve tempered my expressiveness into a calm art form. I even found I needed to quit debate in college because I took it too personally…

Foto Friday: Joy To The World

By Kristance Harlow | November 2, 2013 | 2 Comments
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Having relived some painful memories in my last post, today’s Foto Friday post is all about joy. Capturing true moments of happiness, few words are needed as the pictures truly speak for themselves. Take a moment and think about how your smile can bring joy to others. I find myself smiling just looking at these…

Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

3 Qualities International Volunteers Must Have

By Kristance Harlow | September 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
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In an earlier blog post I wrote about graffiti in the parks of Buenos Aires and shared a photo of art at Plaza Los Inmigrantes, I have more to tell you about Graffiti Mundo and the work being done in the Olivos barrio. The picture to the right was taken by Cris, Ale’s mother who dedicates…

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