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Knee problems?

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Our knees are so underappreciated that we don’t realise how much they work for us until they hurt or break down. For many athletes, it’s a very common injury point. Knees take a battering over the course of a lifetime, bearing our full weight when we stand, and take in extra force with every jump, run, kick, slide, or slalom.

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Denmark Wants Your Help to Eat Their Oysters

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Recently, the Danish Embassy in China attracted a ton of attention on Weibo when it asked netizens for suggestions on how to solve their oyster overpopulation problem. One answer seemed to be popular: send tourists to Denmark to eat them.

The Danish government wasn’t kidding about an overpopulation problem: the invasive Pacific oysters are killing off native European oysters at an alarming rate. While getting tourists to gorge on oysters may not be a permanent solution, at least you now know what to do when you’re in Denmark.

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Rwanda doubles the price of Gorilla Permits

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Effective immediately, the Rwandan government has raised the per-day tariff for gorilla trekking from USD$750/person/day, to USD$1,500/person/day, with 30% discounts for anyone visiting either of the Rwanda’s other national parks (Akagera and Nyungwe), along with 15% discounts for MICE attendees doing pre-/post- tours.

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Velothon Sunshine Coast (Queensland) 2017

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Entries are open for the Velothon Sunshine Coast which will be held from 13th to 16th July 2017 in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Velothon is a rapidly growing global event series that is already successful in Germany, Wales, Sweden and Canada.

A mass-participation cycling event in and around the stunning Sunshine Coast hinterland and coastal roads, Velothon Sunshine Coast brings the Gran Fondo experience to riders! The course offers dream riding conditions with the perfect mix of sprints, hills, flats and distances.

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Kaohsiung and Taiwan’s south

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s southern metropolis – once relegated as an industrial city – is now a bustling city that is known for its hipster culture, particularly around the Love River and Pier 2. As the main city in the south, with its gleaming skyscrapers and wide open boulevards, the pace is much slower than in Taipei.

Kaohsiung is also a convenient base if you’re visiting some natural gems like the Maolin Valley and Tianliao Moon World.

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Africa’s Best Walking Safaris

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A walking safari is one of the best and most authentic ways to experience Africa’s diverse range of wildlife. From a herd of elephants walking mere metres in front of you, to tracking a lion through the bush, they are hardly ever short of great experiences. Here are some of Africa’s best.

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Apps for Active Folks

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Research from JMIR (Journal of Medical Internet Research) has shown that exercise app users are more likely to exercise during their leisure time, compared to those who do not. This could be due to the fact that it’s making it easier for users to access. Whether you’re training for your first marathon/triathlon or attempting to shed some weight, or planning to go for nearby classes with a new workout buddy, there’s a download that can help amp up your results.

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Marathons: Setting Goals

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With a rapidly-growing list of marathons and fun runs that keep popping up almost every week in Singapore, it’ll only be a matter of time before leisure runners (and even non athletic types) will start taking part in one. But if you haven’t run a marathon (or long distance) before, there are things to keep in mind when preparing for one.

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Affordable Ways To Travel To The World’s Most Expensive Places

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Is your travel bucket list filled with spots like Iceland, France, and Hawaii? While the costs fluctuate due to exchange rates, here are some tips to get the most bang out of your buck in these destinations.

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Airlines That Offer Free Internet

We have become a society that is virtually almost always connected and dependant on the internet. Luckily, for the people who don’t enjoy the disconnected feeling on planes and are budget conscious, more and more airlines are offering free internet. There are currently only a portion of airlines who offer this service, JetBlue Airways being the first airline to offer this service, but hopefully this will spark a change for free Wi-Fi on more airlines.

The airlines that offer free internet are:

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