Food & Travel
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'Four Evils' insurance comes to a South Korea grappling with social change
Government programs have led to 'four evils' insurance in South Korea as an answer to bullying, sexual assault, domestic violence ... and Spam.
The London tube strike is bringing out the best (worst) in people
When you can't get to work, that gives you more time to take pictures and post them on the internet. Thank god.
On Location: Learning to love cold eel jelly in London's East End (VIDEO)
GlobalPost correspondent Corinne Purtill finds some of the last stewed and jellied eels in London.
The 35 most glorious fashion statements in the history of Olympic figure skating
Once every four years, we are treated to the world's greatest fashion show on ice.
Is this 'castaway' for real?
'I’m not sure if I believe his story,' the Marshall Islands’ acting foreign minister said.
9 real-life castaways who are tougher than Tom Hanks
Some were teenagers. Some were in Siberia. Some lived to tell about it, and some did not.
Watch 2,000 awesome Swedes support LGBT community by singing Russian national anthem
This should warm your heart for the day.
Here's a shocker: North Korea is going to be short on grain in 2014
The average North Korean consumes only half the amount of rice and corn he's supposed to in a day.
Guess what happened to the komodo dragon at 'death zoo'
Meet Larry Donas, Mexico's doughnut vendor turned singing sensation
The Mexican father of five has gone from scraping a living selling doughnuts to releasing his debut album in Mexico and the United States.
When friends visit in North Korea, they get offered meth instead of tea
It's that casual.
So this is what Mexico's hipsters are drinking now
It’s also just about $1.65 a pint, and a nearly hangover-proof means of getting hammered.
Lunar New Year begins in a riot of color
Heavy smog threatened to cancel the usual riotous fireworks displays around Lunar New Year celebrations in China. But cities in Asia are already bathed in color to welcome the Year of the Horse.
China prefers red to white wine, but Americans like it all
VINEXPO says China drinks more red wine than France or Italy because red means good fortune, and white signifies death.
6 things that might ruin the Sochi Olympics
Spoiler: Not one of them is ‘gay people.’
Pamela Anderson's anti-fur letter to Netanyahu, explained
In case you were wondering WTF that was all about, we've put together a short explainer.
Bottoms up: World's most expensive whisky sells for $628,000
The six-liter bottle of single malt scotch by Macallan went for much more than the expected range of $258,000 to $516,000, according to Sotheby's.
12 reasons you should consider moving to Yangon
The newly opened capital of Myanmar is magnificent, even in its decay.
These photos of high-rise buildings in Hong Kong are crazy, beautiful, and horrifying
Photographer Michael Wolf documents what he calls the "architecture of density."
South Korea's Robot Land: theme park or training ground for robot armies?
Robot Land will feature a 364-foot statue of Taekwon V. Because apparently Japan's Gundam wasn't tall enough.
A beginner’s guide to Franglais
In the spirit of mutual mistranslation, here’s a brief glossary of the weirdest 'English' words you need a French dictionary to understand.
In Norway, it's so cold that fish are freezing in place while they swim
Thousands of herring were flash-frozen in place after a particularly cold gust of wind swept through a Norwegian bay.
'We love Elton John,' Putin says in bid to deflect anti-gay controversy
'Millions of our people sincerely love him despite his orientation,' Putin said.
Flying car spreads its wings in Slovakia
Slovak designer and engineer Stefan Klein has been honing his flying machine since the early 1990s.
Thousands of Hong Kong domestic helpers rally for 'tortured' maid
Erwiana Sulistyaningsih, 22, was reportedly left unable to walk following eight months of abuse in the southern Chinese city.
Hungry? These 14 countries are the best and worst at feeding their citizens
See who wins the food Olympics, according to Oxfam.
Swaziland to launch a new airline to give its new airport some traffic
King Mswati III is really committed to this whole international-air-hub thing. Call it a folie-à-un, because no one else is sold.
These are the questions the Mars One mission asked its applicants
The Mars One Mission, which plans to send four people on a one-way trip to Mars, narrowed its search for astronauts to 1,058 candidates. Here are some of the questions applicants were asked.
27 reasons we should all consider living in Mexico City
Here's why Mexico City is actually an awesome place to be.
The 10 most traffic-congested cities in North America and Europe
Sorry Chris Christie but these gnarly traffic jams are winning.
No Pants Subway Ride catching on around the globe (PHOTOS)
Improv Everywhere started the No Pants Subway Ride in New York in 2002, just because the world needs to laugh sometimes.