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The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Paradoxically, time-use studies in recent decades find increased boredom in leisure activities, a finding akin to the ubiquitous complaint of "busyness" in an era of unprecedented technologically driven productivity and automation.<p>Productivity-enhancing technologies don't make us any less busy …

Vancouver Island: The cosmopolitan meets 'natural' nature

Print<p>Related<p>VANCOUVER ISLAND — Massive, moss-covered trees in a forest called “Avatar.” Adorable Scottish Highland cattle with Donald Trump-style …

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10 farms in Italy you need to stay at

<i>In a new guide to Italy, Alastair Sawday highlights farmhouses and country retreats with a reputation for good food. Here he picks 10 of his favourites.</i><p>The slow, low drone of the bees among the flowers, the chirruping of crickets as you sip your wine in the evening, the total silence of deep …

How to see everything Google knows about you

The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads.<p>But you might be surprised to know that Google can easily take a look at all of the data it has on you.<p>In October, The Guardian …

Edouard Martinet’s Masterfully Sculpted Animals and Insects Made from Bicycle, Car, and Motorcycle Parts | Colossal

<p>French artist Edouard Martinet assembles faithful interpretations of birds, crustaceans, insects, and other creatures with countless objects from …

California is poised to become the center of cannabis culture

The other day, in a seaside cafe here, veteran cannabis journalist David Bienenstock gamely fielded my attempts to catch up on a subject I have failed to appreciate for far too long: the coming end of marijuana prohibition.<p>Earlier this month, the backers of a California initiative to legalize the …

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