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Growing up in Northern Minnesota, Emily Vikre was used to a certain kind of camping. This is a region where winter lasts nine months out of the year and you’re practically born with a canoe paddle in your hand. 

“We grew up in a community of campers and canoers and my dad was a very hardcore person,” she remembers. “It was very much, let’s rough it, travel light, and eat all our food from packets.”

But, after traveling to the East Coast, Vikre gained a new perspective. “I met people that would go for a weekend to the cabin, bring

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A total of 5.2 million people in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region, or 91 percent of its population, need emergency food aid, the United Nations has warned.

The warning by the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) came as it appealed for more than $200m to scale up its response in the northern region where nearly seven months of fighting has caused an increase in already high hunger levels.

“WFP is alarmed at the impact of conflict on already high levels of hunger,” spokesman Tomson Phiri told reporters in Geneva. “We are deeply concerned at the number of people we see in

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Gordon Ramsay's restaurant in Hong Kong International Airport in 2019

Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant in Hong Kong International Airport in 2019
Photo: Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket (Getty Images)

We’ve been cooped up for 15 months and now that we’ve got those COVID antibodies shot into our arms, we are ready to move. The best way to get really far away really quickly is by flying. Which means a trip to the airport.

We know our memories have edited out some of the worst aspects of travel, like the middle seat, the screaming child, the long security lines, the ceremonial removal of the shoes, the overpriced snacks, etc., etc.,

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Bricknics, invented by product designers and Eindhoven grads Timm Donke and Leif Czakai, are bricks that are actually “modular cooking tools.” Their “Build-and-eat” concept calls for loading the two-part clay bricks up with food, stacking them into an oven shape with a group of friends, then setting a fire in the middle. (Alternatively you could throw them onto a grill or in an existing oven, but that’d be no fun.) “You can use it for baking, boiling, steaming, grilling and frying,” Donke and Czakai write.

The duo invented Bricknics for the purpose of enhancing

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WASHINGTON — President Biden on Monday had his first known sit-down visit to a DC restaurant since becoming president — joined by Vice President Kamala Harris and their spouses after a Memorial Day event at Arlington National Cemetery.

The unscheduled stop caught diners off guard at the popular French restaurant Le Diplomate, where staff designated Jill Biden a “Must Accommodate” guest even before she became first lady.

In honor of Jill Biden, the restaurant this year had lobster risotto, her favorite dish, as a menu special to celebrate her return to DC. Although some staff recall her joining saucy mid-week

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Media coverage, meanwhile, has swung from cheerfully overselling the (now disputed) health benefits of wine to screeching that no amount of alcohol is safe, ever; it might give you cancer and it will certainly make you die before your time. But even those who are listening appear to be responding in erratic and contradictory ways. Some of my own friends—mostly 30- or 40-something women, a group with a particularly sharp uptick in drinking—regularly declare that they’re taking an extended break from drinking, only to fall off the wagon immediately. One went from extolling the benefits of Dry January in

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