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My township calls my lawn 'a nuisance.' But I still refuse to mow it.

A mutilated garter snake, a sliced frog and countless slashed grasshoppers. That was the scene of carnage in my yard in September, after local officials ordered me to mow my overgrown lawn or be fined $1,000. Three months earlier, I had stopped mowing my nearly one acre of country land outside of a …

Lawn Mowing

20 Travel Hacks To Save You Time, Money & Stress

Experienced travellers know that everything from overpriced flights and foreign transaction fees to the dreaded middle seat can put a serious damper …

Why We Must Stop Relying on Student Ratings of Teaching

The internet has made course evaluations even more unreliable, which contributes to their ineffectiveness as a primary metric for faculty assessment.

Education

The Art of Revision: Most of What You Write Should Be Cut

<i>In fiction there must be a theoretical basis to the most</i> <i>minute details. Even a single glove must have its theory.</i> <br>–Prosper Mérimée<p><i>It is in</i> …

Creative Writing

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If you just can’t take the chilly local weather anymore, why not consider a trip to a warmer locale? Southern Europe is full of destinations perfect …

Flight delayed or canceled? You could be owed up to $700.

Claim compensation for your flight delay or cancellation<p>Flight delays happen, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept them. You may be entitled to …

Write or Die 2

Write or Die website updates<p>This website is mutating. I don't want to change too much because I know a lot of people use the web version on a regular …

Fidesz plans for super-majority — Voting irregularities — Europe effects

<b>By RYAN HEATH and LILI BAYER</b><p>Write to Lili Bayer and Ryan Heath | Follow Lili and Ryan on Twitter | POLITICO’s Hungarian election coverage | View in …

Italy's Populists Can Beat Europe's Establishment

The recent Italian elections are a greater setback for Europe than Brexit. The British, after all, have always been Euroskeptic. The United Kingdom …

Six academic writing habits that will boost productivity

What’s the secret to a productive spell of writing? Chris Smith shares insights gleaned from interviews with a diverse group of academics, from which …

Humanities

Peer Pressure: Tax competition and developing economies

Economists tend to agree on the importance of competition for a sound market economy. So what’s the problem when it comes to governments competing to …

Economics

14 national parks in Europe you probably haven’t visited yet (but should)

If the term "national park" conjures up images of snow-capped peaks, crystal-clear lakes, secluded hikes and unlimited adventures, we're happy to …

Europe's beauty spots plot escape from the too-many-tourists trap

The fury rippled across Europe during a summer from hell in 2017. In Barcelona, they held up a tourist bus and slashed bike tyres. In Venice, they marched against the cruise ships and raised rents. In some Spanish cities, the writing was on the wall quite literally, as locals told travellers in the …

Tourism

Denver city guide: what to see and do plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

‘Gold!” went the cry in the summer of 1858 after a party of prospectors rolled into what is now Denver’s Confluence Park and discovered the kind of shiny stuff that makes hearts and bank balances leap. Sadly, there wasn’t enough of it to sustain a gold rush, and bigger deposits had to be drawn from …

Travel

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Airline industry improves baggage handling further as industry readies for June 2018 deadline<p>Designed for airline and ground handling agents, it …

In-depth Guide On How To Claim Delayed Baggage Compensation

Have you ever experienced a situation when you arrived to your final destination and find yourself staring at an empty baggage carousel and hoping …

Cum ne protejam de ger: 10cm polistiren = 58cm caramida = 435cm beton

<b>Pe final de iarna, se anunta ger in toata tara pentru saptamana urmatoare, inclusiv in Bucuresti, unde temperaturile vor atinge -20 grade Celsius.</b> …

2018, the year of Europe

Ten years after the financial crisis, will the year 2018 see Europe making a great leap forward? Several factors contribute to this view, but the …

Europe

Czech Republic re-elects far-right president Miloš Zeman

Anti-immigrant and pro-Putin leader takes decisive victory over liberal opponent Jiří Drahoš<p>Miloš Zeman, the Czech Republic’s populist president, has been narrowly re-elected in a tense contest against a liberal challenger, marking a victory for anti-immigrant, far-right forces in the country and …

Europe

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Big or small businesses...we love serving you all. Unlike other booking systems who will charge you based on the number of staff or services you …

Small Business

Germany's Left Is Committing Suicide by Identity Politics

On Sunday, the delegates of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) completed a massive U-turn by voting in favor of officially opening negotiations …

‘Trump hasn’t just done a good job, he’s done a great job' – the view from Muncie, Indiana

Griffin Timmerman, six, is a runner. Given the opportunity, the small, lively boy, who has autism and prefers to play on his own, would just keep going. He once ran into the road; this is one of the reasons why his family moved out of Muncie, Indiana, to the country, giving him more space and free …

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When It Began: The Birth Of The Alternative Grammys And The Commodification Of The Underground

At the beginning of 1991, the Replacements were in a bad place. The beloved Midwestern punks were weathering a mixed reception for their most recent album <i>All Shook Down</i>, they had recently fired drummer Chris Mars and were in the protracted process of breaking up.<p>But some things were shaking up. At …

New Tools and Tours for Solo Travelers

When it comes to seeing the world, more and more people are seeing it solo — and travel companies are rolling out tools and tours to accommodate them. Some are adding spaces for solo travelers to existing trips. Others are offering more affordable rooms and packages. This year also marked the first …

Tourism

How to Turn a Red State Purple (Democrats Not Required)

A tiny group of political renegades is transforming one of the reddest states in the country through a surprising strategy: ignoring their own party. Could it work elsewhere?<p>On May 23, 2012, after finishing final exams at the end of his junior year at Yale, a 23-year-old named Jonathan …

Income Tax

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5 Overlooked Plants That Can Survive In The (Almost) Dark

We've talked a lot about hard-to-kill houseplants, especially when it comes to really dark homes that don't get tons of natural light. You probably …

Plants