Asia

How Palm Oil Deforestation is Hurting the Orangutan Population

How Palm Oil Deforestation is Hurting the Orangutan Population

Each year, Western citizens consume approximately 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of palm oil, often without knowing it. Each year, the orangutan population worldwide decreases in frightening amounts. Palm oil deforestation and the population loss for the already endangered orangutans is […]

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Exploring Taiwan Nightlife & Craft Cocktail Culture

On Tuesday night around 10pm I find myself traveling via taxi from the Regent Taipei to the Daan District of Taipei, known for its trendy nightlife and restaurants. I’m specially looking to check out Ounce, a speakeasy-style bar that I’m […]

How To Responsibly Help Nepal With Disaster Relief

How To Responsibly Help Nepal With Disaster Relief

In light of this week’s 7.3 aftershock earthquake in Nepal that followed the devastating 7.8 earthquake that struck on April 25 — the combination leaving over 8,000 dead and tens of thousands injured and homeless — supporting disaster relief efforts in this […]

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How Loop Of The Loom Is Uniting Autistic Weavers & Fashion Designers

Yukako Satone first knew that her life was going to change in 2001. She just had no idea how much. Yukako was a new mother, a graphic designer with 15 years of experience working in both New York and Japan. […]

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Masala Vada & Cutting Chai: Experiencing Indian Culture Via Train

Being an expat Indian, my husband and I are on the one hand, thankful for the experiences and adventures our son gets to have at such a young age. On the other hand, we sometimes rue that he doesn’t fully […]

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Wellness Travel: Top 10 Yoga Fusion Retreats Of 2015

Like last year’s round-up of unique wellness trips, Epicure & Culture wants to help you stretch your limits with yoga retreats that fuse flexibility, strength training and curative stretching with something else. Maybe you want to cultivate compassion by volunteering […]