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The end of capitalism has begun

Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian<p>The red flags and marching songs of Syriza during …

20th Century

World-Class Cities in the Making: 10 Ideas Readily Implementable to Make Cities More Attractive and Dynamic

As a proud born-and-bred Parisian, as an enthusiastic traveller, as someone who's been living abroad, I must confess that each time I go back home I'm shocked by some archaic features of the City of Lights.<p>As a proud born-and-bred Parisian, as an enthusiastic traveller, as someone who's been living …

Environmentally Friendly

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

Using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just $100/night this summer. Suddenly, that trip to New York City looks much less appealing. But you'll be shocked by how gorgeous a resort you can score for just $100 in Phuket!<p>The costs of a budget motel …

Kuala Lumpur

10 American Spots You Don't Know About Yet, But Should

Up-and-coming is a phrase we use A LOT around here. And there's good reason for it. Yes, many places are "expected" destinations (ahem, Paris) and some are so remote you have to really try to know about them.<p>Don't get us wrong, we love them all. But anywhere where the crowds are smaller seem the …

Warning as alien mussels found near Heathrow airport

A type of mussel recently identified by scientists as the greatest single threat to Britain’s wildlife of any alien species has been found for the first time in a reservoir near Heathrow airport. Discovery of the quagga mussels at Wraysbury reservoir poses a severe threat to thousands of native …

Walrus mass in vast numbers on Alaska beach as sea ice retreats

Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in north-west Alaska.<p>An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed on Saturday about five miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

DAN LUVISI ART

Walking Tour-The West End Heritage Tour, August 14th

<b>Walking Tour-The West End Heritage Tour</b><p><i>Wednesday, August 14th, 2013; 6:00pm-8:00pm</i><br>Tickets: <i>$15; $10 Heritage Vancouver Members</i><br>Tour will meet at the …

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Language

U.S. 'Homeland' Includes Canada And Mexico On NSA Map (PHOTO)

Just when you thought the NSA surveillance programs couldn't get any scarier, the spy agency goes ahead and makes Canada part of the U.S. …

Vancouver History Walking Tours

Vancouver is so walkable that it makes sightseeing on foot the ideal way to learn more about the city and its past. Aside from popular food tours …

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