Sadie Cornelius

Sadie has been exploring the world since she was young - her first international adventure when she was 16 to Japan. She's traveled Europe and throughout the U.S. and loves to experience new places and things. When not writing, she can be found cooking vegetarian food, practicing yoga or enjoying museums and various cultures around DC.

Best Home Brewing Kit: BrewDemon vs Mr Beer vs Northern Brewer vs Brooklyn Brew Shop & More!

People toasting beers

The craft beer industry has exploded in recent years, giving ale drinkers a wide-selection of flavors and varietals to choose from. It’s also created a culture of beer consumers who have a whole new appreciation for the craftsmanship that goes into creating fine beer. According to the American Homebrewers Association, more than 1.2 million people are brewing their own beer in the U.S. alone. That’s a lot of guzzling! And for good reason since it’s easier than ever to join the movement and brew your own thanks to home brewing kits. No matter your level of passion for beer, there’s nothing more satisfying than enjoying the crisp taste of a frothy beer that you made yourself. It’s not only fun to do, but it’s also more affordable than you might think. We’ve researched the best brewing starter kits available so you can impress your friends and start hoppin’ to it…

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Great Courses Plus Review: Engage Your Mind

The Great Courses Plus on iPad on desk

Do you want to have a better understanding of the universe, learn the secrets of great mystery and suspense fiction, or master Tai Chi? What if you could do all these things without leaving the comfort of your home? Instead of binge watching TV shows, put your mind (and body) to good use binge learning thanks to The Great Courses. You’ll have access to courses that you can view anytime, taught by some of the world’s top professors in their field, for around the same cost as a Netflix membership. So sit back, relax, and find out why you might want to try this great learning adventure…

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What is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

Person waving hand in crowd: What is FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)?

As technology continues to creep into every aspect of our lives, do you ever feel that you are getting left in the dust? Or constantly in a state of updating your operating system on your devices? Websites are being created constantly and technology is ever evolving – how do you keep up? In this article we take a look at a term called FOMO (short for Fear of Missing Out). Technology gives us constant connection to what friends and the world are doing but this could make you feel that the world is passing you by and you are missing out on the “next big thing”…

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World’s Most Historic Movie Theaters

Old theater: World's Most Historic Movie Theaters

When you want to go to the movies now a days you typically have multiple multi-plexes to choose from. Whether it’s a nearby strip mall or the local mall, tens of thousands of people flock to the films every day of the week. But the silver screen experience wasn’t always that way. In the early 1900’s and better half of the nineteenth century entertainment was an exclusive and unique experience. Theater goers would get dressed up and wait in line to snag a seat to a Friday night showing of the latest flick. Similar to now, the venues themselves are a gathering place in city centers, but unlike today, back then their design was unique and reflected the era and the area in which they were built. If you want to take a step back in time taking a seat in a historic theater is a get a snapshot into history. Let’s visit some of the most iconic theaters around the world…

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Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga Poses for Back Pain

Yoga is a collection of stretches that gradually increase in difficulty. When performing yoga, you not only focus on the part of the body that you are stretching and the performance of the stretching activity itself. You also place great concentration on your breathing, posture and balance. Because yoga is meant to increase with difficulty over time and with practice, you should never experience pain while doing yoga. If you are experiencing pain, decrease the intensity of the stretch until you are able to do the exercise without experiencing pain…

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Comet ISON 2013: What Really Happened?

Comet ISON

In case you missed it, there was some hullabaloo in the astronomy sector in 2013 around Comet ISON, but for those of us who are less astronomically inclined the reason for this excitement is often overlooked. Formally known as C/2012 S1 the Comet ISON could have made history by being the brightest comet that Earth has ever seen. Below we will take a look at the discovery of the comet, where it came from and what really happened…

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Using Paranormal Investigators to Discover Mysteries

Ghost hand: Paranormal Investigators

When it comes to investigating the paranormal there are those who believe that it can be done and those who believe that it is impossible. For those who believe that paranormal investigations can be performed, their research relies upon a number of questionable methods and pieces of equipment that are seldom recognized by the official scientific community. Regardless of the lack of recognition for their efforts, however, paranormal investigation teams continue their efforts in an attempt to uncover that singular piece of elusive evidence to convince all of the skeptics out there that the paranormal does exist.

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How to Throw An End of the World Party

Calendar

As we move closer to December 21st, 2012, aka, the end of the Mayan Calendar Cycle (read more about how the Mayan Calendar works), or as some predict, when the world will end (read more about the 2012 end of the world predictions) the comments from you, our readers, are pouring in! We love to hear all your ideas, philosophies, theories and debates about what will happen come 12/21/12. We invite you to keep the discussion going, but for the sake of having a little fun, we thought we’d start giving you some ideas, tips and ways to celebrate the “end”…

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The Ultimate London Restaurant Guide

Street sign in London

When you travel, one of the best ways to get to know the culture is to eat the local food. So when we travel, we do a lot of it – eat that is. My parents (who we recently traveled to London with) tend to do a bit of homework in advance via guides and recommendations from friends as well as Frommer’s. Our bellies greatly appreciated this extra planning effort. So here’s a recap of our caloric intake in London, England, during the summer of 2013…

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