Around the World in Comfort Food

Moussaka – Greece

The Greek eggplant casserole known as moussaka is rich and delicious, and it’s worth all the time it takes to prepare. Moussaka has three distinct layers – a bottom layer of sautéed eggplant and a middle layer of spiced ground lamb are topped with a sweet and creamy béchamel sauce. All of the layers are cooked separately before being combined and baked together. It’s not a quick process, but the end result – the sweet and soft eggplant combined with the rich lamb and sauce – makes it worth all the fuss.

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Dhal – India

Dhal is a popular dish all across India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. It literally couldn’t be simpler to make, and its versatility is what makes it so popular. Dhal is a simple soup or stew, made with dried, split pulses, like lentils. Decadently spiced, it’s often served as a dip, as a side dish, or over rice. Dhal is filling, warming and cheap, which makes it the perfect dish to whip up on a rainy day.

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Colcannon – Ireland

While mashed potatoes are popular all across the world, in Ireland, a country that’s known for potatoes, they’ve done things a little differently. Their mashed potatoes are typically mixed with either kale or cabbage, forming a dish called colcannon.

On Halloween, many Irish families serve colcannon in a large dish, with little trinkets or coins hidden throughout. Whichever coin or charm you get is seen as a harbinger of your destiny for the coming year. While colcannon is filling on its own, it’s usually served with ham or bacon.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.