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Singapore is striving to be the world's first 'smart city'

There are few places better positioned to become a "smart city" than Singapore.<p>That's an easy statement to justify. Singapore is an island city-state just 30 miles across that has been governed by the same party for decades. Putting the implied democratic flaws to one side, the geography and …

Why critics are in love with 'Doctor Strange,' Marvel's 'most exciting spectacle'

The story follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), who tries to get his old life back after a horrific car accident by seeking out Eastern medicine. Instead, he finds enlightenment in the form of the mystical arts. And gets pretty good at it, too.<p>With a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and …

Marvel Universe

‘La La Land’ Will Be A Lot Of People’s Favorite Movie Of All Time

<i>(ED. NOTE: This review was originally published in September after we attended a screening at the Toronto Film Festival. We’re republishing it today, December 16, since the movie is scheduled to finally release in theaters nationwide this weekend.)</i><p><i>La La Land</i> will be a lot of people’s favorite movie …

10 Lessons Kids Learn by Traveling

Some of my friends have said they will wait until their kids get older before they start traveling with them because, "They will get more out of it then." Sure kids will appreciate some activities better if they are older, but if you plan trips that are appropriate for their age they will gain …

Kids

Green and Clean Smoothie With Kiwi

There is no better time of the year than spring to create fresh new recipes with whole ingredients to help us feel good from the inside out.<p>While I typically advocate eating healthy meals rather than drinking them, there is no denying that smoothies provide an easy way to add a variety of nutrient …

Nutrition

10 Things You Never Knew About Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Apparently, the chocolate bars were made out of a very, um, rough material.<p>You probably know the story of Charlie's trip to to Willy Wonka's factory like the back of your hand: Golden ticket, surprising somersault, mild disasters, and one giant tantrum from the candy maker himself. But a <i>lot</i> went on …

Top 5 Ways to Save Money When Travelling

Have you ever heard the saying 'If travelling was free, you'd never see me again'? The aspirations of just about every traveller are largely influenced by money. Trip destinations and lengths are usually dictated by the budget available for them. This is different for everyone but one thing common …

Savemoney

10 Places You Should Visit In Mexico

Mexico is incredibly rich in culture, vast landscapes, archaeological treasures, dramatic nature, food and of course that (in)famous Latino passion. There's a lot to see, however if you're traveling with a time limit you might as well see the very best Mexico has to offer.<p><b>1. Baja California Sur -</b> …

9 phrases that make you sound less experienced than you are

Although I could legally drink (barely), every single one of my 300-or-so co-workers was older and more experienced than I was.<p>I felt like the low woman on the totem pole — and worse, I probably acted like it. (Exhibit A: My email signature was hot pink and in Lucida Calligraphy font.)<p>But looking …

Employment

What NOT to do in Paris

1. Don’t… see the Mona Lisa.<p>More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this …

9 reasons I will always love Japan

1. I felt safe everywhere.<p>About one month after moving to Kyoto, Japan, I had the strangest physical sensation. What was that peculiar feeling, like …

Japan

How Twilight Made a Recluse out of Robert Pattinson

It’s been three years since Bella and Edward had their swan song and the <i>Twilight</i> saga wrapped up for good. (Or at least, for now.) That means <b>Robert Pattinson</b>—whose wolfish good looks and insane popularity made him a perennial paparazzi target—can finally go to the grocery store again. The actor …

Forrest Gump: Love it or hate it?

Some critics were outraged when the 1994 blockbuster made our list of the 100 Greatest American Films. As the film is screened at MoMA, two journalists debate its merits.<p><b>Why I love Forrest Gump</b> <i><br>Ben Svetkey is a senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter</i><p>Movies are like a box of chocolates – everybody …

Pulp Fiction

Why Learning a Language Should Be on Your Bucket List

I'm currently studying Portuguese. It's hard. The linguistic capabilities of my youth (at one point considerable -- I was a Modern Languages and Linguistics major with an emphasis on Russian) have faded. I first fell in love with Russian and then with Russia itself, though our affair was volatile, …

I couldn’t be their “happy girl”: Pixar’s “Inside Out,” childhood depression and the emotional stranglehold of “Minnesota nice”

<b>"Inside Out" (Disney/Pixar)</b><p>When appearing pleasant at any cost is a defining cultural value, admitting you’re unhappy is the biggest struggle<p>Libby Hill<p>June 26, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>There’s a story I tell people about my childhood growing up in South Dakota that involves me sitting in my bedroom and …

Mental Disorders

You have to try these 11 absurdly good foods next time you're in NYC

It's hard to figure out where to eat when you're in a new city — especially in New York, which is full of restaurants and food trucks.<p>But there's one unlikely place where the most unique and bizarre food samplings in any city can be found: Instagram. It's the perfect platform for figuring out where …

Ice Cream

8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p>Suddenly, all the bright colors and flavors of the things we’ve missed (and been anticipating) have arrived at the early-summer markets—things like …

A company by any other name: Naming during a tech bubble

For Silicon Valley upstarts and entrepreneurs, naming a fledgling company is often a daunting task. An increasingly crowded market signifies a growing number of creative impediments like trademark restrictions, URL availability and the difficulty of differentiating in a sea of sameness. While some …

Procter & Gamble

Depression Raises Parkinson's Risk, Study Confirms

People with depression were much more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease years later, Swedish researchers report in a new study that strengthens the theory that depression and Parkinson’s are linked.<p>This one suggests that the depression comes first, not the other way around, the team at Umeå …