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National Geographic's Best Stories of 2018
Offbeat  (tags: National Geographic, stories, pictures, environment, humans, animals, protection )

- 134 days ago -
From an epic and misguided attempt to summit K2 to a behind-the-scenes look at the man who literally unlocks the VaticanâEUR(TM)s doors every morning, these are National Geographic editors' favorite reads of the year.
BarbâEUR(TM)s Bodacious Blurbs!
Offbeat  (tags: barb's bodacious blurbs, bored panda, stories )

- 185 days ago -
Thought I would try publishing my Barb's Bodacious Blurbs! on Bored Panda! Take a gander!
Top 10 Cat Stories of 2015
Offbeat  (tags: cats, stories, 2015, most read )

- 1205 days ago -
Cats were up to a lot in 2015, and we covered the cat news that made headlines. The following news items topped the list of most-read CatChannel posts of 2015.
Share Your Horrifying (and Hilarious!) Pet-Sitting Stories
Offbeat  (tags: animals, pets, sitting, stories, funny, horrifying, humans )

- 2074 days ago -
The Daily Beast wants you to share your horrifyingly hilarious pet-sitting stories! Do it for the dog/cat/fish you were sitting. Or better yet, do it for the animal's owner.
The Story That Brings Forth Your Light ACTION
Offbeat  (tags: teleseminar, Luisah Teish, stories, tragedy, life, story telling, empowerment, art )

- 2091 days ago -
A free teleseminar event. Learning the skills of the storyteller helps you to create new guiding myths for your life. It helps you understand how to change the narration - and the destination - of your life path.
DreamKeeper   video
Offbeat  (tags: Native American, American Indian, Legends, stories, movie, powwow )

- 2326 days ago -
This is a wonderful movie that brings in many human life issues in a story line that revolves around a family, a Grandfather, son, and grandson. Interspersed are various Nations Native American stories all done with some good computer work. Enjoy! Part 1
20 Most Impressive Instances of Roommate Revenge
Offbeat  (tags: Roommate, Revenge, Humor, stories, instances )

- 2854 days ago -
Not everyone loves their roommate, especially in college, when you may not even be able to choose the person you're living with.Roommate hatred can sometimes get a little out of control, and many roommates decide to take out their revenge................
Top 10 Failed Apocalyptic Predictions
Offbeat  (tags: apocalyptic, predictions, stories, videos, pictures, wtf, end, world )

- 3088 days ago -
This is a list of predictions about the end of the world which, clearly, never came true. For the sake of fairness I have included five predictions based on religious beliefs, and five based on science or pseudo-science.
10 Pulitzer Winners Everyone Should Own
Offbeat  (tags: Classics, Books, Literature, Pulitzer Prize, Stories )

- 3135 days ago -
If you want to bone up on classics from all eras, explore some great stories, or just look smarter when people come over to visit, add these volumes to your bookshelf.
100 Best Travel Books Ever Written
Offbeat  (tags: Travel, Books, Biblio, Stories, Reading )

- 3178 days ago -
Whether you're reading them for school or just for fun, you'll find some great stories in these books. Read on to find the 100 best travel books ever written.
Some of the Most Amazing Dogs in History
Offbeat  (tags: famous dogs, amazing, history, stories, devotion )

- 3268 days ago -
People seem to have always bonded with famous dogs whether they are in a movie or an ad campaign. Some dogs are famous for other reasons that often touch the heart in ways that couldn't be imagined.
Amazing Stories. Shoko Tendo, Growing Up as the Daughter of a Yakuza Mob Boss.
Offbeat  (tags: Off-beat, Women, scape, Yakuza, Japan, past, mafia, tattoo, irezumi, life, stories, violence, mother, children )

- 3331 days ago -
When she was 6, she opened the door to find a gangster dripping blood. He was clutching a box for her dad, which contained the finger he'd just hacked off his own hand. "The man was my dad's underling who'd done something wrong," she says.
Pit Bull Makes Headlines for Tripping Woman
Offbeat  (tags: pit bulls, maligned, tripping woman, headlines, stories, newspaper )

- 3354 days ago -
Earlier this week, The News Courier had the opportunity to print the words "pit bull" and "bite" in the same sentence ... although no one was actually bitten. Here's the story: Donna Wheat was walking her two small dogs who began a Napolean-esque
"My Grandmother Says"....a Story of Snow Leopards
Offbeat  (tags: garndmother, stories, saving, snow leopards, endangered )

- 3381 days ago -
A few years ago after I returned from a trek in the Mustang region of western Nepal with a wonderful guide, Binod Rana, he introduced me to his brother, Dipak. Dipak was doing community work

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