Creating your Thanksgiving staycation

All of your friends are talking about the exciting adventures awaiting them once Thanksgiving break starts. When they turn to you and ask about your plans, your only response is a lighthearted laugh followed by a spiel about wanting to spend time with family. But don’t lie to yourself; the
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Benedict Cumberbatch and other stories from London

On July 4, I stepped out of St. Pancras train station and into my storybook land. I was one of those kids who grew up with a weird obsession with England. I was raised on a diet of British fantasy novels by Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson. I pretended to be
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I left my comfort zone in Edinburgh

The most nervous I can remember being in a long time was staring between the clock and the door from my seat on the bus, just minutes before it was due to leave for Scotland. There wasn’t a lot of help available for my friends and travel buddies this late
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Memorial Day and similar holidays around the world

In the United States, Memorial Day means taking some time off with our families to remember those who died serving the country’s armed forces, before making a beeline for barbecued chicken. We celebrate with potlucks and a lot of proud red, white and blue amongst family and friends, but we’re
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Grass is always greener

Champagne Problems

This Saturday is March 17, known worldwide as St. Patrick’s Day, or “the day when you can start drinking before noon and still retain some level of social acceptance” in Ireland. My liver is cowering in fear and I’m getting just a little bit homesick, especially now that it’s raining
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Head of United Kingdom Foreign Office visits UC Berkeley

Head of the United Kingdom Foreign Office Simon Fraser visited UC Berkeley Thursday and held a round-table discussion on the United Kingdom’s interest in understanding how the United States approaches Asia-Pacific issues. At the discussion, entitled “Looking to the Pacific: US-UK Challenges & Perspectives,” Fraser addressed around 25 students, faculty
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