23 Mar 2018

Why Our National Obsession With Work Is Killing Us?

In Japan, there’s a word for working too hard. Karoshi, or “death by overwork,” leads to

22 Mar 2018

AI Tackles The Vatican’s Secrets

Even church archivists don’t know what mysteries lie hidden in the Vatican Secret Archives, since

21 Mar 2018

Can We Fix It? The Repair Cafes Waging War On Throwaway Culture

When fixing items is actively discouraged by manufacturers, recycling becomes a political act, say Repair

21 Mar 2018

Why Isn’t Australia An Active Travel Mecca?

Australian city planners are seeking ways to make cities better for walking and cycling. “Walkability and cyclability are

20 Mar 2018

How The Language You Speak Affects Your Thoughts

How can a simple nursery rhyme be so complicated to translate? If your language doesn’t

19 Mar 2018

The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Certain cities are on everyone’s wish lists: New York, Austin, Nashville. And they belong on

16 Mar 2018

The Best Countries To Escape The Worst Effects Of Climate Change

Using research from the University of Notre Dame, Eco Experts created a map ranking the

16 Mar 2018

The Dickensian Aspects Of The Dark Knight Rises

When director Christopher Nolan and his brother and screenwriter Jonathan Nolan revealed that The Dark Knight Rises was

08 Mar 2018

The World’s Most Powerful Women 2017

Forbes has published its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. German Chancellor

07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

“These biomimetic designs reflect the natural world.” Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence

02 Mar 2018

25 Free Things To Do In Vancouver

We love this city, and we love free stuff, so it seemed logical to combine

01 Mar 2018

What Would The Ultimate Child-Friendly City Look Like?

The reality for many urban children is too much time spent indoors playing on smartphones

27 Feb 2018

The 14 Epic Must-See Libraries Of The World

A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10

22 Feb 2018

Against All Odds : A Brief History Of Casinos

Since the early days of man, gambling has always been part of our society. It

21 Feb 2018

14 Most Noteworthy And Beautiful Piers Of The World

Piers were originally built for the purpose of getting people and cargo from the boat

19 Feb 2018

How Winter Olympic Athletes Cope With The Cold

The canvas of white currently fascinating many viewers of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang may

15 Feb 2018

8 Chinese New Year Traditions To Get Right

Chinese New Year is just around the corner but what do the customs and food

13 Feb 2018

These Are The World’s Most Innovative Cities

Innovation is seen as a key ingredient for successful cities in the 21st century economy,

08 Feb 2018

10 Ways You May Be Commuting In The Future

It is somewhat safe to say that, without transportation, we wouldn’t have gotten anywhere. The

05 Feb 2018

Why Does The US Have 800 Military Bases Around The World?

The US has roughly 800 military bases around the globe: from massive military compounds to

01 Feb 2018

Top 15 Cities With The Most Trees

There’s a global movement encouraging cities to grow more trees and plan more parks. But which ones have

27 Jan 2018

The Big Dig: How The High Cost Of Land Is Forcing Hong Kong Into Caverns

With the highest house prices in the world, and most of its land unbuildable, the

26 Jan 2018

How Can We Bridge The Widening Global Inequality Gap?

For the past five years, I have carried Oxfam’s call to tackle global inequality to

23 Jan 2018

To Boldly Go Toward New Frontiers, We First Need To Learn From Our Colonial Past

How should we understand the idea of the frontier in the contemporary world, with spacecraft

09 Jan 2018

What It’s Like To Live In A Well-Governed Country

What makes a country well-run? Whether minimising corruption or spearheading educational and medical initiatives, governments

05 Jan 2018

Bitcoin is Currency, Not Stock: Where To Use The Cryptocurrency For Real Purchases

The true revolution of the cryptocurrency bitcoin is that it isn’t stock. You don’t need

05 Jan 2018

Top 10 In U.S. To Get Fit And Healthy In 2018

The most popular New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to get healthy, according to data from Twitter.

01 Jan 2018

Top Cleanest Cities In The World 2017

All human beings want to live in a clean and green environment but not all

30 Dec 2017

How A Mathematician Dissects A Coincidence

Whenever a seeming twist of fate happens, we muse “what are the odds?” This mathematician

29 Dec 2017

A Bizarre & Hilarious History Of The Whole World

You have been in development for literally billions of years. Thankfully, you don’t have to

27 Dec 2017

How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate The Pacific Ocean?

Imagine setting sail from Hawaii in a canoe. Your target is a small island thousands

20 Dec 2017

10 Misconceptions About Christmas That Get Repeated Every Year

Christmas is a time for friends, family, cheer, giving, and general annoyance. After centuries of

19 Dec 2017

19 Fun And Kid-Friendly Christmas Getaways For Your Family

1. May Your Getaways Be Merry & Bright ‘Tis the season when top destinations and

14 Dec 2017

Where Are The World’s Greatest Casino Holiday Destinations?

Choosing where to go on holiday isn’t as easy as it used to be. Instead

12 Dec 2017

The 21 Things You Should Know When Moving to Austin, TX in 2017

Chances are, you’ve heard a thing or two about “bat city,” the beloved capital of

07 Dec 2017

Building A Border At 4,600 Meters

There are some parts of the world that no empire, nation, or state has been

06 Dec 2017

How To Prepare For A Disaster In A Big City

How to survive a nuclear attack and other disasters in a big city, as explained

05 Dec 2017

When We Harm The Environment, We’re Hurting Our Health

Our planet’s resources find themselves in a precarious situation. The very ideals and strengths that

01 Dec 2017

The Top 10 Airport In The World 2017

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are the most prestigious accolades for the airport industry voted

27 Nov 2017

The Spice Island Swapped For Manhattan

Manhattan, in what is now modern-day New York, was a swampy piece of land when

20 Nov 2017

The World Is Poorly Designed. But Copying Nature Helps.

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was really fast, pushing 170

15 Nov 2017

The Top 10 U.S. Cities With the Best Public Transit

Finding a home with easy access to public transit is a wonderful thing. In the

09 Nov 2017

Why China Is Building Islands In The South China Sea

China claims they aren’t military bases, but their actions say otherwise.   This feature is

06 Nov 2017

5 Ways Technology Will Make Air Travel Better

Airline technology company SITA says passengers should look forward to better flying, thanks to technology.

27 Oct 2017

These Are The Cities Where Visitors Spend The Most Cash

Maybe it’s the fact that there are vending machines that dispense solid gold. But Dubai

07 Oct 2017

The Spectacular Autumn Colours Around The World

It’s the season for mother nature to dazzle us with golds, reds, yellows and oranges

25 Sep 2017

Where Is The Best Place To Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017?

Oktoberfest and foliage are arguably the biggest focus points of fall travel. And the benefit

18 Sep 2017

Top 12 Best Public Transportation In Major U.S. Cities

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which oversees the Long Island Rail

14 Sep 2017

The Emotional Joy Of Walking In The Nocturnal City

With technology whittling away at our attention spans, our sense of place is vanishing. In

06 Sep 2017

The 5 Most Inaccessible Monasteries Of The World

Buddhist monasteries are usually located in remote places far from the hub-bub of cities and