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7 Social Norms from Around the Globe That Might Not Sound So Normal to Americans

It could easily be argued that the U.S. is near the top of the list when it comes to countries that are so contained within their own bubbles that people tend not to think about the way life is lived in other places. That in mind, here are some social norms from other parts of the world that may sound a little odd to American ears.

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Another Useful Tool for Finding Travel on the Cheap

Making travel affordable is one of the biggest obstacles many people come up against, which is why it’s a good thing there are so many resources out there to find good deals. You probably know about Expedia and Kayak and Hotels.com and all of that jazz, but just in case you needed another weapon in your arsenal, there is one other site you’ll want to check out.

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Star Wars Filming Locations That Are More Than Worth a Visit for Any Fan

While George Lucas and J.J. Abrams would have you believe that “Stars Wars” takes place in a galaxy far, far away, the rest of us know that the movies were filmed, for the most part, in real locations all around the globe (and otherwise on green screens). From the Redwood forests of California to the arid deserts of Jordan, the creators of the film franchise have made use of many destinations to create the various planets and moons that fans have witnessed over the years.

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Tired of Hunting for Cheap Flights? So Were They, So They Created a Tool to Do It for Them

Unless you live near a major hub, such as those located in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, or another large urban area, trying to find flights that are cheap (and which don’t charge you for your first bag or saddle you with ridiculously long layovers) can be about as difficult as locating Waldo among a sea of pedestrians clad in red and white-striped clothing.

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How Long Your Vacation Should Last, According to the Experts

Companies aren’t legally required to offer their employees vacation time, but more than 90 percent of all full-time employees working in the private sector receive paid vacation. Why? Because even your stingy boss knows that a burnt-out employee is just about as useful as a poopy-flavored lollipop. It’s a universal truth: everybody needs a break now and then.

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15 Islands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You may think you know the globe pretty well, but it’s highly likely there’s an island or two — maybe even 15 — that you managed to gloss over the last time you were checking out a world map. With 71 percent of the earth’s surface covered in water, who could blame you, though? There’s bound to be far-flung islands that are impossibly difficult to get to that you’ve never heard of — it’s just a fact.

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