Guest Post: Short Story – A Million Faces

A million faces
A million faces


Reuben stares at his own reflection in the mirror as he picks up the cologne from the counter and sprays it twice on his neck. He takes a small sniff, and picks up a tight cap from the counter. He pulls it over his head to hide his greying hair and adjusts it carefully, stuffing every strand of hair that emerged from the cap. He then turns to study his dimly lit bedroom.

Walking over to the closet, Reuben stops in front of a large board. On the board, he studies the many pictures of different couples that had been hung with thumbnails. Each picture has a different man and woman posing in front of a yellow statute of a dragon in a Chinese restaurant. He faces his closet, and pulls out a jacket and adjusts a brown colored wig over his head. Next, he takes out a pair of dark rimmed glasses from his jacket pocket and places them on. Looking down on the floor, he bends down to pick up a camera, wears it around his neck, and calmly exits the bedroom.

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Guest Post: Adventures on the Mount Whitney Trail, California

This is why we crawl out of our warm sleeping bags at 3 a.m. It’s to watch the sun rising above the trees in our dark camp ground. As we quickly enjoy our morning coffee in the dark, head lamps on our heads, this is why we brace ourselves against the chilly wind (even in late July!)

The coffee and the deserted forest sunrise felt hours ago as I had been hiking slowly and steadily uphill since just after dawn. I was already feeling the steady incline and this was just the first few miles! As my calves started to hurt and my head ached just a little, a sign of the super high altitude, I thought to myself, why am I doing this? Why am I forcing my body up another mountain?

Then I had mornings like this one; crossing creek after creek across slippery moss covered rocks and logs. I felt like giving up when like a scene out of a movie, so completely unreal, I realized there was an older baby deer in the middle of the trail just in front of me!

Standing in the middle of the single track trail, I was amazed as the fawn began to walk towards me.

The fawn up close and personal..
The fawn up close and personal..


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Guest Post: Spiti Valley – A Land of Mystical Experiences

Everest North Face towards Base Camp
Everest North Face towards Base Camp


Beautifully situated in the serene Himalayan mountains in the north-eastern part of Himachal Pradesh, the name Spiti means the Middle Land. It is the land between Tibet and India. The Valley lies almost 12,500 ft above the sea level. Just like a maze, the roads in and out of this valley are quite confusing. The backdrop and culture of this valley are quite similar to that of Ladakh and Tibet. Picturesque monasteries, fluttering prayer flags and monks in their orange robes add up to the mystic charm of Spiti.

Spiti has a number of alluring places in store that one should visit during their Himalayan Holiday Tour.

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Guest Post: Experience Sydney like a local

Everyone who ever visited Sydney realized that it’s a mixture of flawless seaside and cultural beauty, where amazing tropical climate, imposing architecture and laid-back lifestyle create its uniqueness. As a person who lives in Sydney for years, I just adore every part of it.

But when I became a freelance tour guide, I noticed that most tourists head for Opera House and Harbour Bridge, leaving all other magnificent spots completely undiscovered. Plenty of authentic suburbs, monumental places and secluded beach spots present amazing local nooks that show the real Sydney attractiveness. So let me discover the greatest Sydney attractions from a local perspective:

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Guest Post – Parking Signs: To Park or Not to Park

Parking signs..
Parking signs..

Last October, Andrea Hoagland drove up to Allentown, PA, parked her car, paid the meter and then met her friends. When she got back, 2 hours later, her car was gone. All that was left was a safety cone with a construction site where her car had been.

The Morning Call News interviewed Andrea as they played the video capturing the moment when the construction crew came and the tow truck took away her car. She had to pay a fine of $180 plus $10 for the parking ticket and all because the construction company, the city hired, didn’t put a ‘No Parking’ sign near their construction site.

Parking undeniably plays a major role in urban planning. In a Freakonomics podcast cheekily titled, “Parking is Hell,” parking fanatic and urban planning scholar, Donald Shoub discussed how “cruising” for parking spots affects the mobility, economy, and environment of urban cities. The lack of on-street parking space and signs are partly to blame for all the hopeful cruising drivers.

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Guest Post: How to Prepare for Phone Interviews


Telephonic interviews are now common and companies call prospective employees who are out-stationed or stay far away from the interview location. This post tells how to prepare well for phone interviews.

More and more employers are now conducting telephonic interviews to recruit candidates. Telephonic interviews are usually done to screen candidates from a vast pool of applicants and then the selected candidates would be called in for face-to face interviews. It’s usually good for interviewing out-of-town candidates where the expenses involved can be reduced.

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Guest Post: 5 Signs You’re Dealing With College the Wrong Way


College can be the best or the worst time of your life. But if you’re dealing with it the wrong way, then it is sure to be indeed the worst time of your life.

Not everyone enters college. But if you choose to do so, then you will have to deal with it. Although there are no rules and regulations on how to deal with college correctly, there are actually some sort of unsaid signs that you’re having it the wrong way. Below are five clear signs you’re actually dealing with it wrongly. See how you’re doing so far.

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