Escape Your Life: Unique Jobs You Can Get Abroad

Write a House in Detroit (USA)

The Write a House program in Detroit is one of the most unique non-profit organizations out there. Write a House takes houses that were previously in foreclosure, and hires people from the community to make them habitable again. Then, the house is given to a writer, free of charge. The writer gets to keep the house forever, and the community benefits from work being available and the stability that new life-long neighbors bring. The program seeks to help foster an emerging literary community in Detroit, while at the same time creating jobs and teaching new skills in the construction and renovation fields. The first house was given away in 2014 to Casey Rochteau, a poet and historian.

The residency will begin accepting new applicants in 2016, and welcomes any applications from American citizens who fall in the low-to-moderate income bracket. The only stipulation once a writer receives the house is that they make it their permanent residence, and that they contribute in their own way to the fledgling literary community in Detroit. Once a probationary period is complete, the writer then owns the house, free and clear. If you’re a writer and wish to start a new life somewhere up-and-coming like Detroit, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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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.