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Empathy is crucial to being a good person, right? Think again

Why do we flinch when we see someone hit their thumb with a hammer? Our intuitive tendency to feel what we imagine another person is feeling is called ‘emotional empathy’. Empathy is, among other things, believed to improve our personal relationships, motivate charitable giving and encourage …

Empathy

Preschoolers' Personality Traits May Be 'Contagious' Among Peers

The way kids' personalities develop may have more to do with their peers than their parents, according to a new study.<p>My 3-year-old is stubborn like I am; she's also very sweet and lovable like my husband. But now, new research out of Michigan State University and published online in the <i>Journal of</i> …

This train station which doubles as city hall in Sweden will function as an "urban living room"

The new station and city hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö is an urban living room that gathers several functions under one striking, …

VertiCrop Processes 10,000 Plants Every 3 Days Using Vertical Hydroponic Farming

Vertical farming is one of the most innovative solutions for lowering the amount of energy, space, and water needed to grow food, but Valcent …

Vertical farming explained: how cities could be food producers of the future

Growing food in population centres would increase yields, cut transport costs and overcome limited land area<p>Populations are growing and cities are booming – but could we soon see skyscrapers turned into centres for crop production? From Chicago warehouses to the south pole growth chamber in …

Walmart Commits To Massive LED Lighting Rollout

After a successful pilot test of the all-LED concept in Ohio, Walmart is investing in General Electric (GE) LED ceiling light fixtures across dozens of new and existing stores, and supercenters in the United States, Asia, Latin America and the United Kingdom.<p>The main sales-floor fixtures involved …

Vertical farms, smart ceilings and national pride at the world fair

Expo Milano is a makeshift city studded with spectacular pavilions. In an attempt to outshine each other at the world fair, which opens today, 143 countries brought in their A-list teams of architects, innovators and culinary experts to design their temporary buildings. The UK built a beehive …

The world's most toxic countries laid bare on this alarming map

When the Paris Agreement came into effect in November, the global focus on climate change policies was decried as a vital step towards reducing the …

How green is your terminal?

Airports are more keen than ever to demonstrate their “green” credentials but how are they going about achieving this? A recent survey of sustainable …

9 Stunning Next-Gen Airport Designs Cleared for Takeoff | WIRED

Few of us will have the chance to visit an office designed by a world-class architect; an even smaller group will enjoy the luxury of living in a …

Vancouver Airport unveils interactive installation by NanoLumens

A new interactive digital signage installation has been unveiled at Vancouver International Airport in Canada.…<p>Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), …

South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

South Korea is upping the ante for airports worldwide by announcing plans to build a sustainable mini-city within Incheon International Airport. …

Airports

Aerial Photographs Showing the Beautiful Complexity of Major Airports

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein says he has always been fascinated by how the ground from a flying airplane, and one thing in particular has captured …

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7 tiny gardens you can copy at home!

Immersion in nature has many proven benefits. It has been known to improve concentration, creativity, and calmness. There is no doubting the sense of …

Josh Wink in The Lab NYC

The Lab NYC is <i>Mixmag</i> and Smirnoff Sound Collective's weekly afterwork party where we stream the best American and international DJs from the intimate …

Inside Lotte New York Palace Hotel's Villard Houses South Wing

It's near impossible to deny the grandeur of the Lotte New York Palace Hotel, from the striking stone facade of its Villard Houses entryway to the uninterrupted penthouse views of the tower that's attached. Not many have been lucky enough to explore inside, where there is a Gilded Age (which ranged …

Murals

Ample Hills Will Open a New Shop Next to the High Line

More good news for New York cream lovers and High Line walking tourists. This May, Ample Hills Creamery, one of New York’s most celebrated ice cream …

Willy Wonka

The best farmers’ markets in NYC

If you want fantastic farmers’ markets, NYC’s close proximity to sustainable, family-run farms in the tri-state area means the markets are teeming …

artisanal

The best new restaurants in NYC in March

As the long and cold winter comes to end, March heralds the season for outdoor dining, awesome outdoor movies in the park and spring festivals in …

Dining Rooms

Lilia Wows Williamsburg With Serious Italian Food and Soft Serve

I could, if I were so inclined, easily review nothing but new Italian venues until Memorial Day (and Japanese omakase spots until mid-summer). But I won't. Because even though many of these pasta places are quite satisfying, few feel like the type of distinctive or groundbreaking venues we'll …

Italian Food

How a Fashion Editor Transforms a Tiny Brooklyn Studio into a Spacious Home

In just 400-square feet, somewhere on the border between Bed-Sty and Bushwick.<p>With just 400-square feet somewhere on the border between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, a cramped interior would seem to be inevitable. Yet, Racked’s fashion editor Nicola Fumo has managed to turn her studio into a …

Interior Design

What New York Hotels Have the Best Concierge Services and Amenities

New York’s most elite hotels do more than provide turn-down service with chocolates. Need a personal butler or tailored cocktail menu designed for …

Hospitality

New Starbucks Roastery in New York City Will Be Its Largest Store Ever

If you think New York City has enough Starbucks, think again.<p>The coffee store chain announced on Tuesday that it will open a 20,000 square-foot …