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Who's posting extreme 'terror pranks'?

<b>Fake bombs, staged murders, stunts that resemble acid attacks - as competition for eyeballs on YouTube gets fiercer every day, popular vloggers are resorting to extreme pranks to get clicks.</b><p>Arya Mosallah's video channel had more than 650,000 subscribers. But his YouTube career came skidding to a …

Internet

America’s Real Digital Divide

A group of former Facebook and Google employees last week began a campaign to change the tech companies they had a hand in creating. The initiative, called Truth About Tech, aims to push these companies to make their products less addictive for children — and it’s a good start.<p>But there’s more to …

Digital Divide

Dhaka, a city with no room for the dead

<b>Most graves in densely-populated Dhaka are temporary because the Bangladeshi capital has run out of room for its dead. But what do you do when someone takes over your loved one's burial plot?</b><p>Suraya Parveen can no longer visit her father's grave because a stranger's body is buried in the same …

Archaeology

7 Damaging Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

While I spend my professional time now as a career success coach, writer, and leadership trainer, I was a marriage and family therapist in my past, …

Parenting

The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Here, and This Is What's Most Interesting About It

A major shift appears to be underway with retail investors.<p>In 2017, cryptocurrencies could seemingly do no wrong. In fact, virtual currencies …

Cryptocurrency

There's a round-the-world plane ticket you can buy that will take you anywhere across the globe for cheap

There's a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes referred to as RTW — is typically offered by an alliance of airlines. Using partnerships like the Oneworld Alliance (including American Airlines, British …

Cathay Pacific

Is Albania Eastern Europe's answer to the Amalfi Coast?

“Albania!” my barrister friend exclaimed when Mrs Harding divulged our holiday destination. “What have you done wrong?”<p>The answer, in short, was that we were taking a punt on the word of a politician. In a political interview I did for this newspaper with Edi Rama, the country’s prime minister, …

European Travel

20 Most Amazing Places In Europe

Gothenburg, Sweden.<p>Peleș Castle, Sinaia, Romania.<p>Menorca, Spain.<p>Hydra Island, Greece<p>Dalmatia, Croatia.<p>Andalucía, Spain<p>Nice, France.<p>Spiez, …

European Travel

Singapore ranks low on excitement: Survey

SINGAPORE: Singapore is one of the least exciting among 32 cities from around the world, according to Time Out’s City Life Index 2018 which was …

Chicago

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

”Somebody once told me the definition of hell:<p><i>“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have</i> …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier In Life

Unconventional snippets of advice for young people.<p>R<b>egrets can eat at you</b> like mosquitoes by the lake at dusk. They’re a kind of emotional debt owed …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Texas couple spent $20k converting bus into a mobile home

Texas-born couple Tamra and JT Lane quit their conventional life to live freely in a converted coach. Since then, they've clocked-up more than 10,000 …

The best hostels from around the world for 2018 revealed

British-based booking site hostelworld.com has rated budget properties around the world and judged them on money, location, atmosphere, facilities, …

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling

LONDON — Ever since China announced last year that it no longer wanted to be the “world’s garbage dump,” recycling about half of the globe’s plastics and paper products, Western nations have been puzzling over what to do when the ban went into effect, which it did on Jan. 1.<p>The answer, to date, in …

Pollution

India has 600 million young people – and they’re set to change our world

This new generation is motivated: it combines the cultural values of the traditional Asian family with the life goals of the American teenager<p>An illuminating and sometimes alarming book, Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World, is published this month. About 600 million people, more than …

British Airways Plane Taken Out of Service for Bed Bugs When Crew Refuse to Fly

Now there’s a new story out about British Airways having to cancel a flight from London Heathrow to Accra, Ghana because cabin crew refused to work …

A Full-Body Strengthening Workout That Doesn't Require a Single Weight

Are you worried you don’t have the right gear for a good workout? Don’t be, says Michele Olson, Ph.D., professor of exercise science at Auburn …

Never Run Out of Content: More than 70 Places to Curate Great Content

It's a full-time job to build and maintain your brand, so check out these go-to places to share content.<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Curating top content from around the web is a great strategy to increase your social media reach. For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with …

10 American cities that have fallen into decline

These cities have seen the sharpest drop since their peak population numbers — mostly due to a decline in industries such as coal, steel, and automotive — as well as suburbanization.<p>Here's a look at 10 American cities that have experienced some of the most drastic population decreases in the …

Demographics

How death got cool

The latest death trend is a cross between hygge and Marie Kondo: a sign that dying well has become a defining obsession of our time. By Marisa Meltzer<p>Last spring, at Green-Wood cemetery in Brooklyn, where the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat is buried, another conceptual artist, Sophie Calle, launched …

Hong Kong, like India, needs to remember the truth about British colonialism | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In Hong Kong to address the Asia Society this weekend, one of the things that strikes me again is that amid the profusion of colonial buildings in …

Who gained the most from Hong Kong's colonial era: Britain, China or the city?

Hongkongers are often said to be too practical to worry about history, let alone argue whether colonialism here was good or bad. It’s hard to imagine …

Travel On A Budget - 55 Travel Hacks For When You’re Broke

Often find yourself scrolling through your social feed, daydreaming about faraway lands, inspiring photography and life-changing adventure? Then you …

The Travel Hacking Cartel: Fly Around the World For Almost Free

Photo: -Gep -<p>As a full-time traveler, my total cost of living for 2010 was $17,000. This included well over $8,000 in flights (business class flights …

Frugal Living

25 Secrets From the World's Most Frugal Frequent Travelers

Everybody has their own travel style, along with preferred systems and tricks to make it easier, quicker, safer, and more enjoyable. But don't just …

52 Places to Go in 2018

A starter kit for escaping into the world.

Sailing around the world: Meet the Gifford family

The Gifford family (minus Behan) aboard their boat, Totem, their home for nearly 10 years and counting.Gifford family/Facebook<p>In 2008, Jamie and Behan Gifford left their home in Washington and embarked on a boat trip around the world with their three children.<p>Nearly 10 years later, they still …

Sailing

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

1 of 13<p>Egremnoi, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 13<p>Crater Lake, Oregon<p>3 of 13<p>Con Son, Vietnam<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 13<p>Devil’s Bay, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin …

Colonialism can work – just look at Singapore

The country’s postcolonial rulers seized the advantages left them by the British empire and used them, for the most part, for the benefit of wider society<p>Bombay is Mumbai, Léopoldville is Kinshasa, Cecil Rhodes has been hoisted from his plinth by a crane; but when I moved to Singapore a few years …

Why America still permits child marriage

CHILD marriage is common in the developing world. One in three girls there is believed to marry before the age of 18, which is how child marriage is …