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How to drink tequila like a Mexican

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Mexican agave farmerFirst made in Mexico in the 16th century, tequila is a liquor with a long and rich history.

Though the process of its creation has seen some changes over the years, there remains a proper way to choose and drink high-quality tequila.

In honor of Mexican Independence Day, we've come up with some tips on the right way to drink tequila.

We spoke with Sergio Pelayo, a tequila expert who works at Mexico's Vinata Los Osuna agave distillery, which is located outside of Mazatlan, Mexico, and makes Los Osuna tequilas.

Pelayo gave us suggestions on how to choose, pour, and drink tequila like a Mexican.

Instead of drinking tequila from a shot glass, Pelayo says that you should opt for a big cognac glass. Shot glasses were made for quick drinking while cognac glasses will give you the opportunity to smell and savor the liquor. 

cognac glassWhen pouring, hold the bottle in a high position so that when the liquor drops into the glass, it captures more oxygen to enhance the flavors.

Before taking a sip, water your tongue and take a small breath. 

Exhale after the first sip and Pelayo says that your second sip will be much smoother. This action should help avoid that burning sensation that can often come with consuming tequila. 

Then enjoy the liquor.

How to choose the best tequila

Before drinking your tequila, you'll need to choose the right brand. To know whether or not you're getting high-quality tequila, Pelayo recommends looking for bottles that have a label that reads, "100 percent blue agave" and if you're in the US, looking for bottles that cost no less than $45. 

Pelayo recommends several brands of tequila, starting with his own Los Osuna tequilas, which include the Blanco, Reposardo, and Anejo tequilas. 

tequila types

He also recommends Herradura, a premium 100 percent agave tequila that is naturally fermented with wild yeast, and Don Julio 70a clear and crisp tequila that is aged 18 months in white-oak barrels to release flavors of vanilla, honey, and toasted oak.

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There's now a dating app for people who love bacon, and it's hilariously real

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Sizzl bacon app

There's already a Tinder for everything, and now there's one for bacon lovers.

In a hilarious marketing stunt, Oscar Mayer has created a new dating app called Sizzl that's designed for lovers of the cured pork belly slices.

It's also real and downloadable for free on Android and iPhone.

Instead of asking your standard dating questions, you fill out your profile about how you like your bacon (Chewy, crispy, or burnt) and what you would do if there was one piece of bacon left on the table (obviously eat it, but I guess some people might share).

There's also the normal questions about gender, age, and so on, but that's not really the point when you're looking for a bacon match. If someone messages you on the app and says they actually don't like bacon, then you can report them, according to Oscar Mayer

We're not sure why you couldn't profess your love for bacon in a normal Tinder exchange, but if you're that passionate about bacon, you have found your app in the dating world.

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Two sneaker companies are at war over this shoe from the '60s

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The runaway success of the Adidas Stan Smith has spawned multiple copycats — but one in particular has really gotten under the German brand's skin.

Adidas has filed a lawsuit against sportswear manufacturer Skechers for its "unlawful behavior" and alleged copycat designs, namely the Stan Smith shoe, which is a dead ringer for the Onix sneaker by Skechers. 

Here's a look at the the two designs side by side:

adidas vs skechers

The Onix apes the 1963 shoe made famous by tennis star Stan Smith with its green markings, perforations, and general shape.

Adidas said in a statement that it "will not stand silently while Skechers copies the iconic Stan Smith shoe and uses terms like 'Adidas Originals' and 'Stan Smith' as keywords on its website to divert customers looking for authentic Adidas shoes."

At the time of this writing, a search on the Skechers website for "Stan Smith" yielded a link to the Onix shoe. 

Skechers Stan Smith Knock Off

Adidas creative director Paul Gaudio addressed copycat designs earlier this spring in an interview with Dezeen magazine

After saying that Adidas doesn't "appreciate" how its designs are routinely "knocked off around the globe," he noted that all designers tend to be copycats. "If there are things that look and feel similar, I don't see that as any kind of threat," he said. 

Many high-end brands — including Isabel MarantCommon Projects, and Saint Laurent — sell shoes that are strikingly similar to the Stan Smith.

A spokesperson for Skechers told Business Insider the company does not comment on pending litigation. 

A public relations representative for Adidas shared the following statement: 

"Adidas filed a lawsuit today against Skechers to protect its valuable intellectual property and put an end to a long-term pattern of unlawful conduct by Skechers to sell shoes that infringe Adidas’ rights. Adidas will not stand silently while Skechers copies the iconic Stan Smith shoe and uses terms like 'adidas Originals' and 'Stan Smith' as keywords on its website to divert customers looking for authentic adidas shoes. We believe Skechers’ unlawful behavior, which also includes misappropriation of Adidas’ SUPERNOVA and Three-Stripe trademarks, needs to stop now."

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6 reasons why everyone should learn Español

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We've read the arguments for learning French, but let's be honest: Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, or any other language with growing global importance would be a better choice.

Spanish may be the best choice of all for a second language, which is why its popularity in schools is soaring worldwide.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, here are some reasons why you should estudiar.

1. Spanish isn't a foreign language anymore

In the US, Spanish is rising ahead of any other non-English language at a rapid pace, with a steady flow of new immigrants from Latin America and growth in the already large Hispanic population.

According to a Pew Research Center report, an estimated 37.6 million people in the US spoke Spanish as their first language in 2013, and analysts predict the Latino population will reach approximately 128.8 million by 2060.

Proportionally, Hispanics will rise from around 16% of the US population in 2010 to 30% by 2050.

2. Learning Spanish will help your career

With such a large Latino population in the US and booming Latin economies outside the US, employers are desperate for people who speak Spanish. There is a huge demand in the US for Spanish-speakers in nursing, construction management, and media, among many other positions.

Big corporations are realizing the importance of reaching a market that will represent $1.5 trillion in purchasing power in the US by 2015. Meanwhile, Latin America received a record $174 billion of foreign investment in 2012, and companies everywhere are expanding there, such as PepsiCo, which announced a $5 billion investment in Mexico in January 2014.

3. It will unlock a world of travel destinations

There are approximately 329 million native Spanish speakers in the world, and they populate some of the coolest destinations in the world. You can leave behind the touristy resorts in Cancun and explore thousands of miles of cheap and beautiful Latin America cities, beaches, and trails.

Even if you do go to popular destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, speaking the local language will help you get off the beaten path and see some real culture. And then of course you can book a trip to Spain and see the wonders of Barcelona, Madrid, Andalucia and more.

4. You can enjoy amazing books and movies

Around 100 successful authors from 54 countries voted "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha" by novelist Miguel de Cervantes as the best book of all time, and while the 17th-century book is widely available in other languages, it, like any book, is best in its original language.

Other Spanish-language authors you'll want to read are Chilean poet Pablo Neruda — many of whose works have not been translated — Gabriel García Márquez, Roberto Bolaño, Mario Vargas Llosa, and many more.

And then there are the movies. Star directors Pedro Almodóvar, Alfonso Cuarón, and Guilermo Del Toro — who all have movies in their native language — should be enough to convince you of the richness of Spanish-language cinema.

5. Spanish is easy to learn

Arabic has a completely different alphabet, French spelling and pronunciation are incredibly specific and tricky, and Chinese requires learning unique tones. Written Spanish, on the other hand, is almost completely phonetic — look at any Spanish word, and you can tell how it is pronounced.

While mastering the grammar of Spanish can be a challenge, basic grammar is straightforward enough, and many vocabulary words are similar to English. Since the number of Spanish speakers in the US continues to rise, chances are it will become even easier to learn and practice this language.

6. Even the British are swapping French for Spanish

The British Council's “Languages of the Future” report ranks non-English languages in order of importance for British citizens to learn, based on a thorough analysis of cultural, economical, and diplomatic factors. Spanish topped the list, followed by Arabic, French, and Mandarin.

If the home territory of the English language — which is located just miles from France and which doesn't even have that many Spanish-speaking immigrants — has decided that Spanish is the best second language, then who are we to argue?

Gus Lubin obviamente contributed to this report.

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The sturdy English shoes every Bond fan needs in his closet this fall

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You can own the exact shoes Daniel Craig will be wearing as James Bond in "Spectre."

Once again, the Bond costume department has teamed up with legendary English shoemaker Crockett & Jones to outfit the MI6 agent in classic English footwear. Throughout the movie Bond will wear six different pairs of shoes, ranging from a suede brogue to a combat-style boot.

Here are all the shoes and what they retail for:

Camberley in black calf — £460 ($713)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Camberley Black Calf

Alex in black calf— £400 ($620)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Alex Black Calf

Northcote in black wax calf— £430 ($667)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Northcote Black Calf

Norwich in black calf— £390 ($605)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Norwich Black Calf

Radnor in black calf— £460 ($713)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Radnor Black Calf

Swansea in dark brown suede— £345 ($535)

Crockett & Jones x James Bond Spectre Swansea Dark Brown Suede

Though Crockett and Jones is pricey, it's one of the most highly regarded shoemakers in the world. After all, Bond only buys the best.

The company also supplied several models for Bond's last outing, "Skyfall," including the Alex.

The shoes will be available by special order and at Crockett & Jones shops in London, Birmingham, New York, Paris, and Brussels.

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MICHAEL JORDAN: How the richest NBA player ever spends his $1 billion

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Michael Jordan is on the Forbes list of billionaires for the first time.

Since he retired a decade ago, he has built one of the most successful, lucrative careers we've ever seen from a former athlete.

From sprawling houses to custom planes to his own golf course, he's clearly enjoying life after hoops.

Jordan still makes more money than LeBron, Kobe, or any other active player.

 



He reportedly makes $100 million per year from Nike royalties alone.

Source: ESPN



That's way more than he made in salary while he played. He made $90.2 million TOTAL in NBA salary.

Source: Basketball-Reference



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The 25 best colleges in America under $25,000 a year

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Cal Berkeley fans

The average cost of attending a private college was $46,272 last year, but can cost upwards of $60,000 at some institutions.

Fortunately, there are plenty of great schools that cost far less than that.

For our seventh annual list of the 50 best colleges in America, we chose what we perceived to be the top 100 schools and surveyed over 1,000 Business Insider readers, asking them to choose the colleges they think best prepare students for success after graduation. Read more about our methodology here.

We looked at this list and broke out the schools that cost less than $25,000 annually. We considered tuition and mandatory fees.

Most of the schools on the list are public or state schools that grant cheaper tuition rates for in-state residents.

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25. University of Connecticut

Tuition and fees: $13,366 (in-state), $34,908 (out-of-state)

Average SAT score: 1885

Median starting salary: $51,700

UConn has a built-out career services office, with resources both on campus and online. The online portal features a number of internship, co-op, and full-time job opportunities with companies like Pepperidge Farm, JetBlue, Unilever, and UBS, as well as a number of resources to help students apply and place there.

UConn is a place where "students can receive a stellar education without graduating with a mountain of debt," according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.



24. University of California at Irvine

Tuition and fees: $13,252 (in-state), $37,960 (out-of-state)

Average SAT score: 1740

Median starting salary: $49,300

Part of the prestigious University of California system, UCI is known for its top-rated research programs, which provide opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students alike to participate in research projects.

UC Irvine ranked 23rd for best overall value and 19th for lowest student debt on Kiplinger's annual list of best-value public colleges in the US.



23. University of California at Davis

Tuition and fees: $13,951 (in-state), $38,659 (out-of-state)

Average SAT score: 1815

Median starting salary: $50,800

UC Davis graduates enter a network of over 200,000 living alumni when they complete their degrees. While still in school, students have access to 104 major choices, preparing them for careers in everything from landscape architecture to microbiology to nutrition science.

UC Davis makes scholarships and grants widely available, and 43% of students graduate entirely debt-free.



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David Tepper's stunning Hamptons mansion is now complete — here is what it looks like

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Tepper Hamptons house

Hedge fund billionaire David Tepper bought an oceanfront mansion in Sagaponack, New York, in 2010 from Jon Corzine's ex-wife for $43.5 million.

The following summer, Tepper tore down Corzine's former summer home to build a mansion twice the size.

Tepper and Corzine had worked together at Goldman Sachs. Tepper left to set up the hedge fund Appaloosa, which now has about $20 billion in assets under management, after then-CEO Corzine decided against promoting him to partner. 

"You could say there was a little justice in the world," Tepper told New York Magazine when discussing the renovation plans to the home in 2010.

Tepper's sprawling mansion is now complete.

Aerial photographer Jeff Cully was kind enough to share some photos he took during a recent helicopter ride.

We've included a history of the construction of Tepper's summer abode

Here's what the property looked like in 2012, after Corzine's old home was demolished.



By June 2012, the frame of the house had been built. It was clear that it would be massive.



In January 2013, the construction had made a great deal of progress.



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Here's why a ranch in Montana was just named the best hotel in the world

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Triple Creek RanchWe just published our list of the 30 best hotels in the world.

The Triple Creek Ranch, a luxurious resort in Darby, Montana, took the top spot on our list.

The all-inclusive luxury ranch lies 75 miles south of Missoula in the mountains of western Montana, and is renowned for its excellent service.

The resort is home to luxe cabins and offers plenty of activities to keep guests busy, such as horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, tennis, or cooking classes. 

Rates start at $950 per couple, per night, but include a private cabin, all meals, drinks, and activities.

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The Montana resort bills itself as a "luxury ranch," and offers guests a rugged Western experience — only minus the ruggedness.



The property is a member of the fancy Relais & Châteaux brand, and guests are treated to impeccable service and luxe amenities, like gourmet restaurants, pool, tennis court, horse stables, and more.



According to the ranch itself, it's their "superior level of anticipatory service" that sets them apart, and has made it the best hotel in the world. According to them "a passing remark manifests itself in an unspoken wish granted."



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After joining Sheryl Sandberg's Lean-In movement, women get jobs, raises, and dump their boyfriends

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What Boyfriend?

Sheryl Sandberg's best selling book "Lean In" has become a huge international movement where women join what's known as Lean In circles as they pursue their leadership dreams.

Apparently, joining such a circle can have a profound impact on a woman's life almost immediately, Sandberg told Inc Magazine's Jeff Bercovici.

Within six months of joining, women "get raises. They get new jobs. They run for office. They change the dynamics they have with their partners. Some of them drop their boyfriends and decide they want new boyfriends who will be more equal partners," Sandberg said.

And there's an awful lot of women joining such circles and changing jobs, dynamics and boyfriends. "We have 24,000 circles in 117 countries," she said. "We grow by a hundred a week."

So if you're thinking about joining a circle, you might want to warn your boyfriend.

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Psychologists say you need these 3 compatibilities to have a successful marriage

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Although fewer young people are getting married today than ever before, research suggests that getting and staying married is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

As The New York Times recently concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."

But how do you know if you should get hitched in the first place? 

We asked Peter Pearson, couples therapist and cofounder of the Couples Institute of Menlo Park, California. 

Chemistry was his first answer. 

"Chemistry is not everything," he said, "but if the chemistry is not there, that's a tough thing to overcome. If the chemistry is more there for one person than the other, that's tough to overcome. It's hard to build passion if it's low at the beginning. If I could find a way to build passion where passion was low, I'd be richer than Bill Gates."

But it's not just sexual chemistry, Pearson said. What you might call social chemistry plays a crucial role — the way you feel when you're with the other person. In his experience, when people have affairs, it's more than simple lust — it's also about the way they feel when they're around the other person. 

That sense of "how I feel" can be investigated further by looking at the work of Canadian psychologist Eric Berne. Back in the 1950s and '60s, Berne developed "transactional analysis," a model that tried to provide an account of how two people in a relationship interact, or transact.

His popular books about the model became bestsellers, namely "The Games People Play." Drawing somewhat on Sigmund Freud, his theory argued that every person has three "ego states":

• The parent: What you've been taught

• The child: What you have felt

• The adult: What you have learned

When two people are really compatible, they connect along each tier. Pearson gave us a few questions for figuring out compatibility at each level: 

• The parent: Do you have similar values and beliefs about the world? 

• The child: Do you have fun together? Can you be spontaneous? Do you think your partner's hot? Do you like to travel together? 

• The adult: Does each person think the other is bright? Are you good at solving problems together? 

While having symmetry across all three is ideal, Pearson said that people often "get together to balance each other." One person might identify as fun-loving and adventurous, while the other takes on the role of nurturing and responsible. 

While that divvying up of roles makes for good odd-couple romantic comedies, it's not ultimately sustainable.

"That works until someone gets tired," Pearson said — until one partner is shouting, "I'm tired of being the responsible person here!"

When that happens (or ideally, before that happens), a couple has to go through the "differentiation" process.  

In another interview, Pearson's wife and Couples Institute cofounder Ellyn Bader described how the high-tension phase of differentiation works: 

People have to come to terms with the reality that "we really are different people. You are different from who I thought you were or wanted you to be. We have different ideas, different feelings, different interests."

Differentiation has two components. There is self-differentiation: "This is who I am and what I want." This refers to the development of an independent sense of self: to know what I want, think, feel, desire...

The second involves differentiation from the other. When this is successful, the members of the couple have the capacity to be separate from each other and involved at the same time.

For couples to survive that differentiation process and maintain their compatibility, the real secret sauce is effort. 

But despite all these theoretical models, Pearson said the clues about what predicts true compatibility are much more of a felt sense than something you reason out. 

He provided a litmus test. "If you're living together and your partner is away for a couple days and you see a favorite scarf, a pair of shoes, or another article of clothing that's important to them, how do you feel?" Pearson asked. "Do you feel annoyed that you have to pick up the clutter, or does it bring up happy memories?" 

The answer can tell you a lot about how your parent, child, and adult are getting along with theirs. 

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Nixon's 'Star Wars' watches are geek-chic done right

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Dark Vader 51-31 Nixon Watch

On May 4 (Star Wars Day), watch and accessories brand Nixon announced its collaboration with Disney and Lucas Films to create a sleek "Star Wars"-themed line.

Available on Nixon's website starting September 18, the STAR WARS | Nixon Collection features $55 small leather goods, a backpack, and watches named after the Dark Side.

For those who want to splurge, the limited edition Darth Vader watch is priced at a $2,500.

Back in May, we noted Nixon’s plan to modify pre-existing watch styles in addition to creating new designs with galactic elements that extend beyond “Star Wars” branding.

Nixon prides itself on style and attention to detail, which is evident throughout the collection.

The "Stormtropper" watch mimics the uniforms worn by the soldiers of the Galactic Empire, with black representing the full body glove and white acting as the protective armor. 

The monochromatic "Imperial Pilot" watch nods the all-black suits of Empire pilots. 

The small leather goods follow suit with all-black and black-accented color schemes. While the "Star Wars" influence is prominent, you won't be be embarrassed to wear these accessories to the office.

Nixon Star Wars collectionNixon Star Wars leather goods 

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The 17 best drinking apps for crafting the perfect night out — or on the couch

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When you're getting ready to go out drinking, you just want to focus on fun. You don't want to have to deal with overpriced drinks, lines at the door, or closed liquor stores. And, of course, it's always fun to discover delicious new cocktails and drinks.

Thankfully with the wonders of smartphones, a carefree night of drinking is within your grasp. Just make sure you don't go too wild.

These 16 apps give you drink ideas, connect you with your favorite bartender, and even tell you your approximate blood alcohol content. They will tell you where happy hours are and even let you create your own personal happy hour complete with discounted drinks for you and your friends.

Read on for the best apps for getting your drink on, many of which have been featured by the good people over at Product Hunt.

Additional reporting by Kate Shapiro.

 

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Bar Roulette takes you to a mystery bar near you

Bar Roulette plugs into Uber and Yelp to whisk you away to a random (highly rated) bar, keeping the destination a secret until you arrive. It's for those times when you just need to get a little spark of adventure in your life.

Cost: Free

Get the web app.



Next Glass scans beer and wine bottles to help you find your favorite drink.

With over 23,000 bottles tested and in its system, Next Glass is a powerful tool for predicting whether you'll like that case of beer or new brand of wine. Once you tell the app what drinks you like, you can scan the label of the bottle and you'll see a personalized score and the nutritional information, including the alcohol by volume.

Cost: Free

Get it for iOS or Android



Mixtura tells you all the great cocktails you can make based on the ingredients you have on hand

Mixtura is a drink recipe app with a clever tweak. You enter whatever alcohol and mixers you have in your cabinet and the app will tell you what drinks you can make. Perfect for when you want to try something new but you don't want to go to the store.

Cost: Free

Get it for iOS.



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Actress Sela Ward and her VC husband are selling their Bel Air mansion for $40 million

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Actress Sela Ward and her husband, venture capitalist Howard Sherman, are packing up their belongings and heading to New York.

They're leaving behind a massive Bel-Air estate, which recently went on the market for $39.995 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Originally built in the 1940s, much of the home has been rebuilt with reclaimed wood from Louisiana and Mississippi, where Ward grew up.

Among the 8-acre property's notable features are a 30-seat movie theater, outdoor kitchen, and mini golf course.  

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The home sits on a huge lot with more than eight acres of land. The main house itself has about 12,000 square feet of space.



The couple initially chose the property for all of the outdoor space it offered for their two children. "I really wanted them to be outside more than not," Ward told the WSJ.



Wide paths lead around the property.



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11 jobs that only exist in their own countries

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Sometimes, traditions and circumstances can lead to unique occupations in different countries.

We sifted through a Quora thread to find one-of-a-kind jobs that only exist in particular countries. From ostrich babysitters in South Africa to bike dredgers in the Netherlands, here are 11 jobs that only exist in their own countries.  

ENGLAND: Swan Uppers

swan uppersThe English counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire have a tradition called Swan Upping where people count the number of swans. The people who do this — Swan Uppers — report on the number of swans accounted for and note if any of them have injuries.

BOLIVIA: Traffic Zebras 

traffic zebrasIn La Paz, Bolivia, people are paid by the city to dress in zebra suits and help enforce traffic laws while assisting pedestrians to cross the road.

Thanks to their costumes, the traffic zebras are able to get the attention of cars and buses quickly, and their entertaining nature has helped to get more people to follow traffic directions.

IRAN: License Plate Blockers

In Tehran, Iran, thanks to the restrictions placed on how many cars can be on the road during a day, certain drivers will hire people to walk behind their car plates and keep them concealed.

THE NETHERLANDS: Bike Dredger

bike dredger In Amsterdam, traveling by bike is extremely common. But since many bikes end up in the water throughout the year, professional bike dredgers use hydraulic claws to pull around 15,000 bicycles out of the water each year. 

INDIA: Dabbawalla

dabbawallahMost commonly found in the city of Mumbai, India, dabbawalla are deliverymen who hand deliver hot lunches to people across the city. They collect the home-cooked meals from people’s residences all over the city (including the somewhat distant suburbs) and deliver it to the appropriate person in their workplace.

JAPAN: Oshiya (train pushers)

tokyo subway pushersIn cities like Tokyo, train operators employ “oshiyas” or pushers to literally push people onto crowded trains. Their role is to make sure to get everyone gets inside the train without getting caught in the doors.

THE VATICAN: Swiss Guards

vatican papal swiss guardsThe Swiss Guard is responsible for the Pope’s safety and acts as the security force for the Apostolic Palace and Vatican City. They can typically be seen outside the Vatican on a daily basis in their striped blue, red, and gold uniforms.

These guards are required to be Catholic, male, at least 5-foot-9-inches-tall, and have served at least two years in the Swiss military service.

MOROCCO: Water sellers

morocco water sellersIn popular tourist areas of Morocco, colorfully clad water sellers in elaborate traditional costumes and tasseled hats provide water from camel leather bags and copper cups. Their costumes are often adorned with brasses and bells.

CHILE: Café con piernas ("Coffee with legs")

cafe con piernasCafé con piernas, which translates as "coffee with legs," refers to coffee shops in Santiago, Chile, that operate with bar maidens who serve classic coffee in revealing clothing. Waitresses in some locations wear more scandalous outfits than others.

SOUTH AFRICA: Ostrich Babysitters

In South Africa, there's a job for watching over ostriches. These ostrich babysitters make sure the ostriches don't peck at one another too much. 

ENGLAND: Ravenmasters

ravenmasterRavens have been at England's Tower of London for years and their presence is believed to protect the Crown and Tower, which is why there is a Ravenmaster in charge of caring after the birds and ensuring that they don’t fly away.  

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Take a tour of an incredible $19.5 million log cabin once owned by Howard Hughes

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Boasting a private pier with jaw-dropping views and known as "Summertide," this legendary property along Lake Tahoe's North Shore is what real estate dreams are made of. 

Aviation entrepreneur and American business tycoon Howard Hughes was once the home's owner, but now it can be yours for $19.5 million. John Leles, who is affiliated with Oliver Luxury Real Estate and Christie’s International Real Estate, holds the listing

Keep scrolling for an inside-out tour of this lakeside paradise. 

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Welcome to Summertide.



Perched on a bluff, the home looks out across 500 feet of pristine shoreline.



The estate includes five parcels of land over 5.5 acres.



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A master coffee taster will be whipping up 60 pounds of a special coffee blend just for Pope Francis' visit to the US

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Having a vast knowledge in coffee can pay off. 

Tracy Allen, owner of coffee consulting company Brewed Behavior in Kansas City, Missouri, will be prepping 60 pounds of a special coffee profile in time for Pope Francis' arrival in the US Tuesday.

Recently referred to as a "master coffee taster" by Fox 4, Allen and his company have worked for eight years to help implement better-tasting coffee blends with roasters and producers. 

His company has another office in Italy, and they happened to be sharing the building with workers who make Nespresso machines.

When Nespresso machines were being installed in the Vatican, word got out about Allen's company, and he was later contacted by a client connected to one of the pope's handlers.

Now Allen will be creating a signature mix just for Pope Francis, though he couldn't reveal what kind of beans it would include. 

While Allen said won't be meeting the pope in person, he mentioned that he is thrilled about the opportunity.

The Pope must really love coffee. According to Eater, his favorite food and drinks include ice cream, dulce de leche cake, risotto, and of course, wine. 

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