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Six maps that will make you rethink the world

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, …

North America

January 2016

Japan’s Newest Train Design Will Be Practically Invisible

Architect Kazuyo Sejima wants Tokyo’s next local express trains to be as hard to see as Wonder Woman’s jet plane.<p>Japan’s speedy bullet trains already move so fast that you almost can’t see them coming. The new train being designed for the Seibu Railway Co. by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima of …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

To help you figure out where to go next, the European travel website RoutePerfect.com has released a list of the best destinations in Europe for solo travellers.<p>The ranking is based on data from over 100,000 trips saved and booked by solo travellers from around the world through the site.<p>From grand …

European Travel

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

The Theatre

Cognitive psychology experiment reveals the invisible world of human perception

Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a …

11 Signs of a Truly Authentic Person

So here are the 11 signs of a truly authentic person:<p>In the last week or two, the topic of authenticity has been coming up in my life. The discussion of authenticity came up a couple times in a class and then it came up again during a therapy session. This led me to sit back and ask myself: What …

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

Home Improvement

What we learned about the brain this week: anxiety and motivation

Anxiety has many physiological side effects; increased heart rate, nausea, dizziness. Now a new study has added another side effect: changes in …