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The Future Of Neighborhoods: Five Projects That Show How We'll Live

Residential life could soon be changing.<p>1. We'll Generate Our Own Resources<p><b>An ambitious experiment in the Netherlands could be a model for life off the grid.</b><p>When a new housing development called ReGen Village opens as early as next year on the outskirts of Amsterdam, residents won’t have to rely on …

Environment

2017 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of the Electric Car

Increasing sales, competitive operating costs, improved range--and a startup that can make it happen.<p>Every successful technology, product, or service has a tipping point. Many signs indicate that 2017 will be the tipping point for electric cars. Here's why, and a startup that can make it …

Autos

Want to be a social media star? YouTubers give their top tips

Become a social media influencer with these tips from WIRED2016: Next Generation<p>Social media has a huge impact on the way we read and dissect news and information in the 21st Century. As platforms such as Twitter and YouTube have turned some of its most popular channels and accounts into bonafide …

Social Media

The Leading Hotels of the World

Europe<p>From the majesty of the Swiss Alps, to the shores of the Aegean Sea, and buzzing metropolitan capitals, explore Europe's historic landscapes …

Asia Pacific

Buying Art for Your Home in a Gallery: A Guide to Getting it Right

And when not to buy art<p>There it is, gleaming and white: a gallery filled with art looking for a new home. But sometimes the setting can be so …

Art

The mystery of why left-handers are so much rarer

Relatively few people are lefties, and it’s a puzzle why. Still, the science of handedness is revealing fascinating insights about you – from how it could change the way you think, to the fact that you might be ‘left-eared’.<p>From the time we pick up a chunky crayon and start scribbling as children, …

Psychology

10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

Long gone are the scary days of <i>Reefer Madness</i> and an insurmountable societal fear of cannabis. CNN's Sanjay Gupta recently blew up a 70-year myth about the enigmatic herb, confirming its medicinal properties. This, while some states are legalizing the herb's recreational use, and even more states …

Marijuana

Around the World in 10 Books

Send your imagination to distant lands with our fall reading list.<p>We believe every season is book season, so we found 10 new picks for you to cozy up with this fall. Whether you’re an armchair traveler looking for a quick getaway or a restless adventurer who’s already at the airport, these stories …

Books

How to live to 100: Town full of centenarians spills its secrets

By Ben Wedeman, CNN Senior International Correspondent. Photographs by Gianluca Cecere.<p>Updated 1927 GMT (0327 HKT) October 19, 2016<p>Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.<p>Acciaroli, Italy (CNN)"Eat badly and work hard," 94-year-old Giuseppe told me …

Health

A Butter Lover's Guide To Saturated Fats

Four healthy ways to keep the fat you love in your diet.<p>Butter used to be considered a serious no-no among health-minded folks (and enemies of Paula …

Healthy Eating

Avocados are now too popular for their own good

US consumption of avocados is at record levels, but the industry behind the fatty green fruit is staring down a gauntlet of new challenges brought by a changing climate.<p>Waves of scorching heat hit California avocado farms this summer. Then came pests, invasive beetles that drilled holes into the …

Avocado

What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Vegetarianism

How to Tell If You’re a Jerk - Issue 40: Learning

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, <i>am I a jerk?</i><p>It seems like a reasonable question. There are, …

Learning

Where should you sit on a plane?

A former flight attendant reveals the top spots for comfort, safety and service.<p><b>Aeroplane seats have come a long way:</b> The early ones were made of wicker. Yet ask any flight attendant, and he or she will tell you that they hear complaints on a frequent basis. Are some seats better than others? And …

Airplanes

17 Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask Your Airline Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker, 747 pilot and author of Skyfaring, answers them all.<p>Last year, Mark Vanhoenacker, an American British Airways pilot (with a Belgian surname), wrote a book about flying commercial airplanes for a living. That stackup of nationalities gives a first taste of the many many places the …

Truth, beauty and annihilation: my quest for chess mastery

When I hit a slump in middle age, I set out on a quest to see if playing better chess would make me a better person. I was unprepared for the pain of defeat<p>I was probably the most average chess player in the world. But there came a point where being average was no longer enough. I had become good …

Art

What It Feels Like to Ride in a Self-Driving Uber

PITTSBURGH — I’m parked on a patch of gravel outside the old Heinz ketchup bottling factory here early on a Monday morning, and I’m frustrated. My Uber self-driving car will not start driving itself.<p>The engineer in the passenger seat next to me, an Uber employee for all of three weeks who asked if …

Autos

Where To Travel Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Let the stars guide you to your next vacation.<p>Picking a vacation destination can be as simple as throwing a dart at a map of the globe or jumping on …

Southern Italy

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Fashion

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Is upscale expat life in Geneva worth your money?

The cost of day-to-day living could terrify frugal newcomers but an expat relocation package could make this city work<p>For an affluent country once considered one of the most stable economies in the world, Switzerland is going through a rocky patch.<p>My stereotype of the city was that it was stiff, …

Switzerland

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

21st Century

Blueberry Nutrition

Plump, juicy, and sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to blue-black and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom, …

The British Royal Family Through the Years

Watch five generations of the British monarchy unfold.<p>Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh<p>Princess Anne, Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Charles<p>Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord and Lady Alexander<p>Queen Elizabeth II<p>Prince William<p>Princess …

Royal Family

The Ultimate Guide to London's Luxury Hotels

The chicest places to sleep in England's capital city.​<p><i>On June 23, 2016, more than 30 million people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There are</i> <i>a lot</i> <i>of people</i> <i>unhappy</i> <i>with</i> <i>the decision</i><i>, but if Britain believes it can stand on its own, we thought we ought to find out why. This</i> …

Luxury Lifestyle

Behind the scenes at the world’s leading art business

Christie’s marks its 250th anniversary in 2016, and this historic year for the company has already been celebrated with a series of events and …

20 Best Airport Lounges In The World To Relax, Eat and Even Get A Haircut

To be honest, you may want your flight to be delayed.<p>British Airways London Concorde Room<p>Delta Sky Club Skydeck JFK<p>Finnair Premium Lounge At Helsinki Airport

Is this the most liveable city in the world?

As a conduit between East and West, Vienna is growing in popularity – and international firms are taking note.<p>Austria’s capital recently beat 229 other buzzing cities to be crowned the most liveable city in the world according to a study from consultancy Mercer.<p>If you came here 10 years ago, you …

Travel