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Alex Schenker

Alex started the website Exploring Life’sMysteries with his wife Michelle, as they set out on a quest to discover the mysteries of life together. Alex loves to philosophize, wonder what our purpose is, and travel the world in search of new cultures, ideas, and lifestyles.

Wondering How Uber Ridesharing Works? Here’s the Scoop

Backseat of Uber car

Uber is an on-demand internet-based transportation system which has brought about a revolutionary change in the transit industry around the world. Convenience and simplicity have the key to success and massive growth for Uber. Advanced and secured features and technologies of Uber have made it possible for a rider to have a car at his/her location whenever needed by simply tapping his/her smartphone…

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How Are Uber Drivers Rated?

Man driving guy in Uber

Uber is a great platform for both drivers (partners) and passengers when it comes to safe and reliable ridesharing. If you are planning to be one of the happy Uber partners or drivers in your city, you need to know how to maintain a spotless Uber driver rating. This is often times the difference between a mediocre shift and a cash-stacking ridesharing adventure…

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Can I Get A Free Uber Ride?

Empty Uber car

Uber, the pioneer ridesharing company, has changed the way we think about taxi transportation. With great flexibility for both drivers and riders, this has turned out to be the most preferred transportation system around the world. Uber is currently operating in more than 400 major cities in the world and the number is increasing at an exponential rate. To attract new riders both from existing and new cities, Uber offers a free Promo Code (worth approx $20) which lets newly registered riders enjoy their free Uber ride!…

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How to String a Tennis Racket

Tennis Racket with Balls

Play lots of tennis and want to save some money? You’d be surprised at how easy it is to string a racket once you’ve learned how to do so. If you’re a somewhat regular tennis player (ie. a couple times a month or more), it will be worth the investment for you to look into getting a stringing machine that will help you string your own rackets…

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Easy and Delicious Panang Curry Recipe

Bowls of Thai curries

I’m not sure why it took a backpacking trip through North and South Thailand to get me hooked on Thai food, but it certainly did the trick. My favorite food for the past decade continues to be Thai, and I’m especially partial to authentic Thai curries.I’m particularly fond of Panang curry….

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The End of the World and the 2012 Planetary Alignment

Milky way galaxy

Since the Mayan calendar is based on cycles, December 21, 2012 merely indicates the end of a cycle that began on August 11, 3114 BC. While there are wild interpretations as to what this date means, and many holiday resorts are booked out on this day, there is no evidence from any Mayan literature suggesting that the world will come to an end…

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Unbelievable Great Wall of China Facts

Great Wall of China Facts

The Great Wall of China is one of those feats of human vision, power, and technology that we find utterly amazing. It is a cultural icon that spans centuries of religious, political, and social belief systems. Like the great Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal of India, and Barabadour of Indonesia, the Great Wall of China inspires both curiosity and awe of ancient man…

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Casa Divina Cloudforest Retreat

Casa Divina sign

Casa Divina is a cloud forest retreat in the middle of the Ecuadorian jungle near the town of Mindo. It is run by a couple – Molly, who hails from the bay area in Northern California; and Efrain, a Mindo native and lifelong naturalist. They both share a love of nature and work hard to help the Mindo community preserve the cloud forest. They are very aware of the benefits of a sustainable economy, and therefore grow and use local ingredients, and run their lodge in harmony with their surroundings…

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Do You Ever Ponder Our Purpose?

Man sitting on hill alone

Do you ever ponder our purpose? What are we doing on this planet? Have you ever taken a break from the rigorous, sometimes monotonous, fast moving, non-stop pace of life that keeps us plugging away and moving forward, and taken a moment to reflect on the bigger picture?…

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