Five amazing facts about the Terai.

Have you ever heard of the Terai region in India? It is one of the most fertile landscapes and home to many animals. Here’s five captivating facts about the Terai.


Within its vast untouched environment contains the world’s most densely populated tiger habitat. There is approximately one tiger for every five km (3.1 mi), according to “The secret life of tigers” (available on Curiosity Stream).


The Terai region is also home to the one-horned rhino (also called the Indian rhino) and the majestic Guar. Guar is a type of bison that can grow up to six and a half feet…

You’ve never written like this before.

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I found the best productivity hack for writing more, right now.

This writing method will motivate you (procrastinators, I’m talking to you). It’s the best writing hack you didn’t know you needed. So what am I talking about?

Live dangerously

It’s called Danger Notes. Download the free app, open it and there you are on a blank page. Just start typing. You don’t have to sign up or give your name, email or other personal info. …

Save paper and your privacy in two easy steps.

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Hate junk mail? Of course you do. Junk mail increases the chances of identity theft (unless you’re committed to shredding every piece of mail that has your personal data on it). The daily deluge can leave you feeling overwhelmed and harassed, plus it’s wasteful.

“To produce this much paper requires cutting down somewhere between 80 million and 100 million trees annually,” which would otherwise “absorb 1.7 million tons of CO2 a year,” according to the Sierra Club.

But what if there was a way to greatly reduce or stop junk mail…

This real-life treasure hunt has been going on for the past decade.

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In 1988, after receiving a cancer diagnosis and believing he was going to die, Forrest Fenn decided to leave one last legacy.

So in 2010, he took 40 lbs. of his acquired wealth in the form of artifacts, jewelry and other wares, put it in a treasure chest and buried it in the Rocky Mountains. He then released a poem that was to point to the location of the treasure. His ultimate goal? To inspire people to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, just as he had his whole life.

And it worked. But, not without a few unintended…

But not in the way you think.

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What’s in a name?

I didn’t get married until my late 30s (exactly one month before my 37th birthday). This detail is what I credit for me being so attached to my name — I’d had it a long time.

My social media presence was already established. I’d been on Facebook since 2010, Instagram since 2014 and dabbled in other online platforms as well.

I wanted my branding, the branding of me, as a writer, as a creator, to be consistent across all categories. …

The cooking hack your momma never told you.

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Cooking at home can be a real Hell’s Kitchen, especially if you’re just learning to cook. Honing your skills takes time and practice, which can be difficult to come by if you’re cooking for one or just don’t have a lot of time (read: patience). But, the solution is here.

The secret to easy cooking

One-pot meals are your new holy grail. With one-pot meals, you can make a homemade dinner that you won’t be embarrassed to serve to your friends. What makes one-pot meals so great? Let’s take a look.

One of the most difficult cooking skills to learn is timing.

Making sure your…

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Dear diary, what am I doing with my life?

With every New Year’s Day comes a deluge of articles on how to set goals, how to make your goals stick, how to make this year more productive, better, faster and stronger.

The new year is also when we look back on the previous 12 months and think, “where did the time go?” and “what the heck did I even do this year?”.

Isn’t it amazing how you can be constantly busy, but can’t remember a single accomplishment from the past year? …

How to maintain cherished friendships when life gets real

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Two words: standing reservations!

Ok, sounds interesting, what do I do?

A standing reservation is a reoccurring event to keep your selected group of friends in the loop. The key to having a successful standing resy is to plan a time and date that is convenient for most of the group most of the time.

Inexpensive and shorter events (think 1–2 hours) will have more longevity. Meet-ups can be a few hours at the pool every other Sunday, weekly Taco Tuesday dinner, or a 30-minute coffee in the morning.

When you…

Lisa Iscrupe

Curious about everything. Reporting the best facts to you. Twitter/insta: @lisaiscrupe

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