04 Apr 2018

Our Sterile Homes Might Be Giving Us Seasonal Allergies

It’s not just you. Allergies keep getting worse, and scientists are scrambling to figure out

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03 Apr 2018

Queenstown, New Zealand : Find Reward In The Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that count. Here are some of the best for free

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03 Apr 2018

Going Green Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Climate change is a massive problem. But can individual habit changes actually make an impact?

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03 Apr 2018

Why Eating Healthy Is So Expensive In America

Eating junk food isn’t just about taste — it’s expensive to eat healthy in America.

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02 Apr 2018

The Stockholm Metro: World’s Most Beautiful Underground System

The underground in Sweden’s capital city is not just a public transportation system but the world’s

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28 Mar 2018

How Illuminated Manuscripts Were Created During The Middle Ages

In an increasingly paperless world, it’s easy to forget books were once precious objects that

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28 Mar 2018

Why Can’t Everyone Do The ‘Asian Squat’?

All the way down! Not on your toes! Among the more practical advice that can

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26 Mar 2018

Singapore Changi Airport 2018: World’s Best Airport For 6th Consecutive Year

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been voted by air travellers as the world’s best at the

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24 Mar 2018

A Brief History Of The Wristwatch

The military origins of wearable tech, a century before the Apple Watch. On July 9,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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05 Jan 2018

Top 10 Cities 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.

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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

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30 Dec 2017

How A Mathematician Dissects A Coincidence

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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