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I lived the Scandinavian dream: My wife and I moved to Norway for a year — where pregnancy is not a “pre-existing condition”

<b>The author and his wife</b><p>Bernie gets his ideas on healthcare and education from the Scandinavian model. We got to experience it firsthand<p>Eric Dregni<p>March 6, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>Bernie Sanders unashamedly looks to Scandinavia for a model for healthcare, education and, well, taxes. My wife and I packed up …

Bernie Sanders

25 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World

Our passion lies in adventure photography. If you give us a chance, we'll be out in the wilderness with no questions asked. Chanel and myself grew up in a Johannesburg, which is a massive urban area and the thought of exploring the outdoors has always appealed to us. At the beginning of the year we …

The 50 games coming in 2016 that you can't miss

The year is nearly over. It's a time for reflection, a time for looking backward and forward. Most importantly, it's time to start talking about which great video games you'll play in 2016.<p>This is the year that PlayStation VR launches, that Facebook's Oculus VR finally releases its Rift headset, …

So You Wish You Could Travel?

One of the most frequent comments travelers hear about their lifestyle is, "[Insert excited exclamation here]! I wish I could do that!" This sentiment frustrates me to no end, mostly because the people expressing it have no great impediment keeping them from traveling. They simply don't, whereas I …

Oprah just bought a $14 million mansion in Colorado

According to Zillow, she paid $14 million for the property, which previously belonged to tech executive Bob Wall.<p>The home has five bedrooms and is packed with smart-home features.<p>"[Wall] can water his indoor plants from San Francisco with his iPad," realtor T.D. Smith told Zillow when the house …

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the most out of their vacations -- which, to many, means more time spent in the destination. But we've all heard it before: <i>It's the journey that counts, not the destination.</i> While we find …

Meet a traveller: Jeremy Scott, solo cyclist extraordinaire

The next time you’re tempted to complain about a sore backside after an hour in the saddle, spare a thought for Jeremy Scott. The inspirational New Zealander, who was born with a hole in his heart, rode 52,000km through 29 countries on his last ride. Scott raised thousands for the British, …

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.<p>Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for …

Elon Musk says the Tesla Model 3 ‘won’t look like other cars’

From the very beginning, Tesla’s long-term goal has been to develop and manufacture an affordable and attractive electric vehicle for the masses. The …

Tesla

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

19 natural wonders everyone should see before they disappear

America is home to some of the world's most stunning natural wonders, but many of these sights are increasingly under threat from climate change and pollution.<p>While some are slowly experiencing change, others are deteriorating at a more rapid rate.<p>We've put together a list 0f 19 incredible and …

Elon Musk explains why he is so confident Tesla's batteries are the future

The electric car company and its partners are investing about $5 billion in total to get its giant battery plant, called the Gigafactory, up and running.<p>The Nevada-based factory is expected to begin producing battery cells in 2016 and is slated to reach full production by 2017. Once fully …

Tony Robbins shares the one thing you should teach your kids about money

What they do learn is how to <i>make</i> money — how to get a job and work hard — but money without financial intelligence is money soon gone, according to Robert Kiyosaki, author of personal finance classic "Rich Dad Poor Dad."<p>In an episode of his podcast,"The School of Greatness," Lewis Howes asked Tony …

Personal Finance

Tesla goes wild after earnings

Tesla came in a little light on earnings while revenue was right in line with expectations in its report after the market close on Tuesday.<p>In the third quarter, Tesla reported an adjusted loss per share of $0.58 against expectations for a $0.56 loss.<p>Revenue was $1.24 billion, as expected.<p>Following …

Tesla owner tracks stolen car with app, helps police arrest thief

Note to car thieves: Don't try to steal a Tesla. Or if you do, try and make off with the owner's smartphone too.<p>I mean, I'm not suggesting you steal …

Floating Solar Home is Completely Off-the-Grid, Generates Year's Worth of Energy in 6-Months

How about a modular floating home that's completely off-the-grid? Look no further than Floatwing. Designed by Portugal-based firm Friday, this live …

Articles about little cabin cantilevered over rocky ledge mountains on Dwell.com - Dwell

When nature laid down a boulder of a design challenge in the Massachusetts mountains, an architect’s solution elevated the...<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>How innovative, flat-packed problem solving led …

Architecture

Articles about quebec vacation home uses natural materials blend landscape on Dwell.com - Dwell

What’s probably the worst thing about traveling? In my opinion, it’s being on vacation without feeling like you’re on vacation.<p>A New Zealand family taps into the creative capital of architecture students to make their dream home a reality.<p>Inspired by their clients’ bold art collection, a pair of …

Architecture

Does expat life really make you healthier, wealthier and happier?

It’s official: living overseas is good for your health, wealth and happiness. Or at least, that’s the case if the latest survey on the topic is to be believed.<p>An online poll of 1,000 people was carried out for international relocations company MoveHub. Half the respondents (located in the UK and …

More than 400 towns and cities in America will be lost to the sea, study finds

Climate changes awareness has come too late for hundreds of towns and cities in the United States, environmental scientists have found<p>For millions of Americans, climate change has already passed the point of no return: no matter what action the world tries to take, their cities will be submerged by …

Climate Change

My 5-year study of rich and poor people found 4 types of habits that will keep you from getting rich

Your money habits can make you rich or put you in the poor house. According to a recent study by Brown University, in which nearly 50,000 families were surveyed, most of the habits we pick up in life come from our parents.<p>This includes money habits.<p>If your parents had bad money habits, it is likely …

Climate Change and El Niño May Leave 10 Million Hungry

Millions of the world’s poor will suffer from hunger this year and next because of droughts linked to rising global temperatures and the potential …

Articles about when designers produce furniture their own homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

Go inside L.A. designer Stephen Kenn's new furniture collection with an exclusive tour of his downtown loft.<p>An enterprising duo mines their respective creative and business backgrounds to create a furniture collection with French roots...<p>In Handcrafted Modern, photographer Leslie Williamson …

Real Estate

Cats do not need their owners, scientists conclude

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a new study has shown.<p>Although owners might worry that their pet is nervously pining for their return when they leave the house, in fact, cats show no sign of separation …

Pets

This underrated 2013 video game has the greatest levels I've ever played

On that front, I hit the jackpot: Rayman Legends is a real diamond in the rough — it looks like a playable cartoon, and plays like a dream.<p>If you've ever played a Mario game, you know what to expect. Run from left to right, collecting fairy-like Lums while evading deathtraps. Like the recent Mario …

Google Apologizes For Tagging Photos Of Black People As ‘Gorillas'

When Jacky Alciné checked his Google Photos app earlier this week, he noticed it labeled photos of himself and a friend, both black, as “gorillas.”<p>The Brooklyn programmer posted his screenshots to Twitter to call out the app’s faulty photo recognition software:<p>Yonatan Zunger, Google’s chief …

Gorillas

7 reasons your next trip needs to be Norway

1. Farm-to-table isn’t ‘hip’ in Norway. It’s just considered normal.<p>To say Norway’s culinary culture is impressive would not be giving the country …