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Travel Hack: How to Get Your Luggage First at Baggage Claim

We've all been there — arriving to an exciting destination after enduring a really long flight, only to end up waiting what feels like hours more at …

Luggage

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes

Could a real plan to succeed Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian ruler emerge from his apparent ouster?<p>Robert Mugabe, the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence, is this morning under house arrest. Although the military insists that this is not a coup, it has all the hallmarks …

Africa

Read the full transcript of President Obama's farewell speech

Here is an unedited transcript of<p>President Obama’s prepared remarks during his farewell address in Chicago, as provided by the White House.<p>---<p>It's good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we've received over the past few weeks. But tonight …

Political Science

Compact house in Mexico City makes the most of a 380-square-foot lot

A graphic black-and-white facade hints at the home’s minimalist interior<p>Built with a footprint measuring just 35.64 square meters (about 383 square feet), the Xomali House in Mexico City contains a series of modern, storage-concealing spaces spread across three floors. Designed by local firm DMP …

Creative design makes this B.C. social housing project ‘tenant-proof’

The building at the corner of Helmcken and Richards streets in Vancouver looks like an average new condo: sharp modern design, acid-green panels lighting up the putty-grey exterior, roof garden perched high above.<p>In fact, Jubilee House is social housing. And not just another serviceable …

15 Herbs That Grow in Shade

comments (13) May 14th, 2014 in Gallery<p><b>AllisonTaylor</b>, member<p>16 users recommend<p>Londoners often excuse themselves with the bad weather when you ask …

Gardening

After Long Absence, Banksy's Rat Is Back in San Francisco

When <b>Banksy's "Haight Street Rat"</b> first appeared on the side of the Haight bed-and-breakfast the Red Victorian back in 2010, the building's owners planned to repaint the side of their building, eliminating the famous graffiti artist's anti-establishment rodent. Prior to its scheduled destruction, …

Streetwear

Business Writing

We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in specific categories. Here, the best in business …

Science | The Guardian

science<p>Harvard Business School finds that people are four times more likely to quit a line if there is no-one else waiting behind them<p>Offering e-STI kits alongside existing sexual health services could improve testing rates, research indicates<p>Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online …

California drought puts water thievery on rise

As California’s drought has grown more extreme this year, so have efforts to obtain water — some now veering toward the criminal.<p>Parched places like the East Bay hills have experienced not only an increase in water thefts in recent months, authorities say, but a bump in brazenness.<p>In San Ramon, for …