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The best malls and industrial parks of Orange County

Josh Heller trespasses in storage complexes, traverses the third largest mall in the US, and eats a Jack in the Box combo meal in an industrial park as part of this exclusive tour of Orange County.I RELUCTANTLY TELL YOU that I live in Orange County. A temporary relocation across the Orange Curtain is almost a rite of passage for Angelenos: a purgatory where nobody wants to move.
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Getting the feel of an Olympus E-P1

Road Warrior Megan Wood upgrades to a micro four thirds camera in Belize.I’M A WRITER, NOT a photographer. But I was tired of coming home from trips with disappointing pictures taken with my point-and-shoot camera. When I found out I was going to Belize for three months, I knew it was time to take action.
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What can $250K buy in real estate around the world? [PICS]

With the economy supposedly getting better and house prices starting to level off, what will $250K get you these days?The global economy is slowly (but surely!) rebuilding itself. In my part of the world (Newfoundland), $250K will buy a one-room shanty on the outskirts of town… and that’s a bargain. If you’re considering becoming a homeowner, why not turn your sights abroad?
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Attending a bris in Jerusalem

Robert Hirshfield wishes he were watching someone chop vegetables.EVERYONE WAS CLAPPING THEIR HANDS and singing like it was a wedding. “Wait!” I wanted to shout. “Tone it down! Think of the eight-day-old baby and his doomed foreskin.”Jerusalem holds any number of spiritual events each day. Most don’t involve bloodletting.
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Help document indie folk music across the US

“Although there’s always an element of nostalgia in folk, there’s something new happening here.” – Matador contributor Nina Mashurova and the Folk to Folk projectFOLK TO FOLK is an independent documentary project about folk music, the young musicians who play it, and the communities that form around it.
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How to take the bus in London

The bus is a great alternative to the underground in London. You just have to know how to best use it.STRANDS OF RED LANTERNS crisscross the narrow alleys of Chinatown. Neon lights proclaim the latest offerings of historic West End theatres. Camden Market stalls overflow with exotic foods and fashions.
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