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The 12 coolest neighborhoods in Europe

Europe's hottest neighborhoods are home to cutting-edge art, hip restaurants, and eclectic bars.<p>Some of these neighborhoods were once areas of political turmoil that have been transformed into creative hubs. Others have stood as artistic gems for years.<p>From Kreuzberg, where Berlin's punk rock …

What Chipotle’s Ban on GMOs Says About Us

The Plate<p>The Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant chain–which boasts 1,500 restaurants worldwide–has become the latest to leap on the ban-GMOs bandwagon, with its recent announcement that it will no longer use genetically modified ingredients for its fast-food Mexican menu.<p>From now on, Chipotle’s …

Eye-Opening Graphic Reveals Which Countries Have the Best Work-Life Balance

We know that life shouldn't be all work and no play, but just how much do we abide by that? This eye-opening infographic, by Vicky Leta for Mashable, is based on data collected from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Better Life Index. It looks at a couple of …

Work-life Balance

12 of the best secret gardens in the UK

Photograph: Tania Pascoe<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/1/1430491931350/bd546bdb-a65a-4651-9895-d0c792e35479-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tania …

The Wild Side of Tuscany

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Over a decade ago, the film <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i> tossed the heart of central Italy into the global tourism spotlight, sending busloads of camera-wielding tourists to historic hamlets and pack-them-in, pack-them-out wine tasting pit stops.<p>For today’s thoughtful travelers, …

Wolves

How Addis Ababa is on the Frontier of Sustainable Transport for African Cities | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's crowded downtown streets are soon to get some relief as the city prepares to open its first major public transport system, a</i> …

Earth - The 15 most amazing landscapes and rock formations

<b>Fairy Chimneys, Turkey</b><p>These strange conical spires are found in the Cappadocia region of Turkey.<p>Several million years ago, active volcanoes spewed volcanic ash that covered the ground. Rainwater and wind eroded the soft compressed volcanic ash, leaving behind the harder overlying basalts, forming …

Earth Science

Solar to power thousands of off-grid homes in north Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province plans to supply solar power to 5,800 off-grid households in 200 villages, promoting clean energy amid conventional electricity shortages.<p>The provincial government has earmarked 400 million rupees …

Reclaimed Materials And Solar Power For This Home In Seattle

Design/build firm Dwell Development have recently completed their net-zero ‘Reclaimed Modern’ home in Seattle, Washington State.<p>About the project …

iPad: $1.50 per year

If you fully drain and charge your iPad every other day it will use about 12 kWh of electricity per year. Source: Electric Power Research Institute

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Voyeuristic Photos Capture Intimate Scenes Through Apartment Windows in Paris

American photographer Gail Albert Halaban has voyeuristic tendencies. When she peers out her window, she not only observes the world, but she documents it with her camera for all to see. In her first series, <i>Out My Window</i>, the New York-based artist staged a series of moments that capture people in …

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath

Last month's floods in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 281 people and left the main city of Srinagar under water. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a "national disaster".<p>Photographer Abid Bhat chronicles the aftermath of the worst flooding in the region in half a century.<p>Large parts …

2 Simple, Super Beautiful Studio Apartment Concepts For A Young Couple [Includes Floor Plans]

• 1 |<p>The team at int2architecture designed this one bedroom apartment as a temporary home for a young couple. Largely, the design focuses on dividing …

How To Make And Drink Coffee Like An Australian

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The world's smelliest cities

The world, mapped by countries’ greatest fears

The biggest fear among the Japanese is, unsurprisingly, nuclear weapons. People in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda are most worried about AIDS and other diseases. And inequality is the deepest concern for much of Europe and the US.<p>These are among the findings of Pew Research Center’s survey of over …

What a hacker can learn about your life from the coffee shop’s Wi-Fi network

We often shift between a phone signal, private internet connections, and public Wi-Fi networks. You pass by your local Starbucks, for example, and the phone remembers you’ve been there in the past and latches on to its signal—without you thinking too much about it. In June, the European law …

Eamon’s Belfast

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>A <i>bodhrán</i> player (and also a maker of the traditional drums), set dancer (a type of Irish folk dance), and bog oak sculptor, <b>Belfast</b> native <b>Eamon Maguire</b> is well versed in Irish culture. He also helps pass on these traditions as an instructor at An Droichead, an Irish language …

21 Maps Of Highly Segregated Cities In America

Just how bad things are can be determined through analysis of 2010 Census data.<p>The average black person lives in a neighborhood that is 45 percent black. Without segregation, his neighborhood would be only 13 percent black, according to professors John Logan and Brian Stults at Brown and Florida …

Florida

The Best Date Ideas for Summertime in NYC

Spring is for the newly coupled (holding hands in the park). Fall is for the recently engaged (apple picking). Winter is for marrieds (just staying …

New York City

The forgotten women of the 'war in the East'

<b>Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North has won this year's Man Booker Prize. But there's more to the "war in the East" than the horrors of the Burma railway says novelist Isabel Wolff.</b><p>The Narrow Road to the Deep North is a magnificent novel and a worthy winner of the Man Booker Prize. …

Nine Foods & Drinks Impacted by Climate Change

The <i>USA Today</i> headline was enough to stop the hearts of stoners and law-abiding burrito lovers across the nation: “Holy Guacamole! Chipotle may stop …

Earth’s last magnetic reversal took less than 100 years

A study demonstrates that Earth’s last magnetic reversal – 786,000 years ago – happened in roughly the span of a human lifetime.<p>Earth’s magnetic …

Body confidence: 'We urgently need to help Britain's teens with their body image issues'

As Body Confidence Week launches, Conservative MP Caroline Nokes explains how our body image issues are affecting everything from relationships to job interviews - and says we desperately need to give teens the tools to deal with their insecurities<p>A crisis of self confidence is afflicting young …

The who?! Europe’s lesser-known ethnic minorities | DW | 14.10.2014

<i>Our reporter Gönna got to know members of a Roma community in Paris while filming her report for our #WhoAmI episode. Watch it and you’ll see just</i> …