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50 destinations everyone wants to visit in the US this summer

Kayak compiled a list of the most searched destinations for summer travel. Florida came out on top with interests in Miami, Fort Myers, and Key West. Hawaii was the second most popular with interests in Kailua-Kona, Maui, and Kauai. Planning a summer vacation can be difficult, especially when trying to […]
50 destinations everyone wants to visit in the US this summer
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How much 25 major US cities pinch from your wallet in taxes

State and local taxes vary widely from place to place. Here are the sales and income tax rates faced by residents of the 25 biggest US cities. Tax season is upon us, and while most Americans are focused on their federal income taxes, state and local taxes vary wildly from […]
How much 25 major US cities pinch from your wallet in taxes
Lifestyle

The best place to live in every US state

There are tons of places to consider calling home in the US. We combed through Niche, a site that researches neighbourhoods in the US, to find the city in each state that residents love the most. Dublin, Ohio and Jackson, Wyoming were some beloved cities of the Midwest. While residents […]
The best place to live in every US state
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The 10 cities with the best quality of life in the world

Global consultancy Mercer ranked world cities by quality of life in its 2019 Quality of Living Ranking. It looked at housing, education, public services and transport, natural environment and other factors. The top 10 cities on the list are shown below. Businesses around the world are waking up to the […]
The 10 cities with the best quality of life in the world
Lifestyle

RANKED: The 19 best cities in the world in 2019

The best cities in the world for 2019 have been ranked in a new list. The Time Out Index surveyed 34,000 residents from 48 cities across the globe, as well as travel experts and editors. Food, drink, culture, nightlife, community, neighbourhoods, overall happiness, affordability, beauty, and convenience were all considered. […]
RANKED: The 19 best cities in the world in 2019
Lifestyle

The 50 happiest cities in America, ranked

A recent study released by WalletHub ranks the top 182 happiest cities in the United States. We took a look at the top 50. The top three include Madison, Wisconsin; Irvine, California; and Plano, Texas. Aside from North Carolina and Florida, the top 50 happiest cities are located mainly in […]
The 50 happiest cities in America, ranked
Lifestyle

Scientists say these 11 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

As global temperatures and sea levels rise, some of the world’s major cities could experience unbearable living conditions. Cities like Chicago and New Delhi have already endured fatal heat waves, which could get worse in the future. While climate scientists don’t anticipate any location will become fully uninhabitable, they worry […]
Scientists say these 11 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years
Lifestyle

The oldest tourist attraction in every state

The US is brimming with landmarks that reflect its rich history. Arizona’s iconic Grand Canyon and Wyoming’s Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park are ideal for any nature buff. There are also quaint farmhouses and historic forts scattered across the country. Ranging from an ancient settlement carved into rock in […]
The oldest tourist attraction in every state
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The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2019

The 15th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey has revealed the most expensive cities to live in around the world. The study looked at 309 housing markets in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK, and the US. It uses the “mean multiple” approach – the median […]
The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2019
Lifestyle

Here’s what 8 a.m. looks like in cities and towns around the world

Photographer Pascal Mannaerts has been travelling the world for 10 years. He noticed that the morning was the perfect moment to “feel the vibe” of a new place. His “8 a.m. around the world” photo series captures the “daily gestures, rituals, and landscapes” of cities and towns across Asia, Africa, […]
Here’s what 8 a.m. looks like in cities and towns around the world
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The average household income in the 30 biggest US cities, ranked

Salaries are determined by several factors, including geography. Using data from the US Census Bureau, we looked at how much households bring in on average in the 30 biggest metropolitan areas in the US. Nineteen cities have an average income that exceeds the national mean household income of $US84,525, nine […]
The average household income in the 30 biggest US cities, ranked
Lifestyle

40 of the most underrated travel destinations around the world

While big cities like Paris or Rome are probably at the top of your travel bucket list, there are plenty of off-the-radar destinations that deserve your attention. From overlooked second cities – Bergen, Norway, and Valparaíso, Chile, to name a few – to beautiful islands such as Anguilla and Pangkor […]
40 of the most underrated travel destinations around the world
Lifestyle

The 31 most popular cities in the world for travellers

The list of the most visited cities in the world was released this week by market-research firm Euromonitor International. New York City saw more than 13 million international tourists last year, but it only finished No. 8 on the global list. Asian cities dominated the top 10, with one city […]
The 31 most popular cities in the world for travellers
Lifestyle

10 flight attendants reveal their favourite places to visit

Flight attendants see plenty of places around the world, but not all of them prove to be equally captivating or special. Just the same, locales with a lively vibe, beautiful beaches, a tantalising food scene, or intriguing history can stand out from the rest. We uncovered 10 global places that […]
10 flight attendants reveal their favourite places to visit
Tech

The 50 most high-tech cities in the world

Silicon Valley may be home to huge tech companies like Google and Facebook, but the San Francisco metro area isn’t the most innovative city in the world, according to annual rankings compiled by data firm 2thinknow. Instead, the top spot belongs to Tokyo, Japan, according to the 2018 Innovation Cities […]
The 50 most high-tech cities in the world
Lifestyle

The 10 best cities to visit in 2019

The key to good travel is planning – so why not start looking ahead to 2019? The travel experts over at Lonely Planet recently released their list of the top 10 cities around the world to travel to next year. Crowd favourites like Miami and Seattle made the cut – […]
The 10 best cities to visit in 2019
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The 30 safest cities in the world

The Economist released its 2017 Safe Cities Index. It ranks 60 of the world’s major cities based on digital, health, infrastructure, and personal security. Tokyo, Japan, is the safest city with a score of 89.80 out of 100 (the average is 72). Bustling cities like Tokyo, London, or New York […]
The 30 safest cities in the world
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The 20 most visited cities around the world in 2018

Mastercard has released its annual Global Destination Cities Index, which measures the rise and fall of travel to and within 162 cities around the world. The ranking measures visitor volume and spend to forecast the growth in visits to those cities in 2018. This year saw Bangkok retain the top […]
The 20 most visited cities around the world in 2018
Tech

Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it’s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the scooter phenomenon

In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. An internal memo reveals that a City Council committee endorsed Lyft and Uber for permits – handing a crushing defeat for dedicated scooter […]
Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it’s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the scooter phenomenon
Tech

Washington, DC, just dropped plans to provide separate trains for a white supremacist rally — here’s why many transit workers support the move

Transit officials in Washington, DC, considered providing separate trains for those attending the “Unite the Right” rally this weekend. The goal was to help prevent a violent confrontation like the one at the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally in 2017. Unionized transit workers opposed the plan, arguing that it would give special […]
Washington, DC, just dropped plans to provide separate trains for a white supremacist rally — here’s why many transit workers support the move
Tech

These 3 American neighbourhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

For decades, many Americans have chosen to live in suburbs and commute to urban centres for work. That’s largely because cities – accounting for 85% of US GDP and jobs – help drive the nation’s economy. Neighbourhoods like Midtown in Manhattan, the Loop in Chicago, and Central/East Boston have long […]
These 3 American neighbourhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses
Tech

Trump is reportedly ‘obsessed’ with remodeling the FBI’s brutalist headquarters — here’s why the architectural style is so controversial

President Donald Trump reportedly wants to remodel the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, news website Axios reported Sunday night. An anonymous source told Axios that Trump called the complex “one of the ugliest buildings in the city.” The FBI headquarters is brutalist, an architectural style that rose to prominence in […]
Trump is reportedly ‘obsessed’ with remodeling the FBI’s brutalist headquarters — here’s why the architectural style is so controversial
Tech

Amazon, JPMorgan, and BlackRock are all snapping up space in the new $25 billion Manhattan neighbourhood that’s reshaping the city

Tech and financial firms are increasingly moving to Hudson Yards and the surrounding area. The $US25 billion neighbourhood is the most expensive real-estate development in American history. Hudson Yards’ tallest tower topped out this week. The ritzy new neighbourhood is part of a larger luxury development boom that has accelerated […]
Amazon, JPMorgan, and BlackRock are all snapping up space in the new $25 billion Manhattan neighbourhood that’s reshaping the city
Tech

China is building a 1,000-foot-long ‘sidescraper’ in the sky — and it may reveal a troubling trend

As urban populations grow, cities have experienced a boom in megadevelopments. In Chongqing, China, one of the city’s latest and largest megaprojects is Raffles City, an under-construction development with eight skyscrapers, plus a horizontal ninth tower that Curbed has dubbed a “sidescraper.” Resembling a tube, the roughly 1,000-foot-long building includes […]
China is building a 1,000-foot-long ‘sidescraper’ in the sky — and it may reveal a troubling trend
Tech

These will be the world’s biggest cities in 2030

With over 37 million residents, Greater Tokyo is the most populous metro area in the world today. Urban growth is not unique to Japan. By 2030, the United Nations predicts that the world will have 43 megacities, defined as metro areas with more than 10 million people. Most of them […]
These will be the world’s biggest cities in 2030
Tech

An executive behind Amazon’s massive warehouse fulfillment operation has moved to a vertical farming startup

Amazon veteran Brian Donato has joined Bowery, a vertical farming startup that grows greens indoors without natural sunlight or soil. At Amazon, Donato managed the company’s automated fulfillment operations. Donato was hired to help Bowery scale up, according to Bloomberg. Other vertical farming companies have faced challenges around energy efficiency, […]
An executive behind Amazon’s massive warehouse fulfillment operation has moved to a vertical farming startup
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China is building one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers — take a look

In China, construction has begun on Shimao Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre, which could become the world’s second largest skyscraper. At 2,191 feet tall, it will surpass the Shanghai Tower. The project builds on Shenzhen’s urban development boom. Chinese cities have some of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, including the 1,965-foot-tall Ping […]
China is building one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers — take a look
Tech

Amazon’s explosive growth has contributed to a glut of luxury apartments in Seattle, and now landlords are offering renters free Echos and gift cards

A number of local leaders and residents of Seattle say that Amazon’s growth has contributed to rising rents and an apartment-construction boom. The Seattle Times reports that the city is now seeing a rise in vacant apartment units, including in the neighbourhood of Amazon’s headquarters. Landlords are trying to entice […]
Amazon’s explosive growth has contributed to a glut of luxury apartments in Seattle, and now landlords are offering renters free Echos and gift cards
Tech

20 spectacular photos of cities celebrating LGBTQ Pride around the world

In the US, June is Pride month. It’s a time when cities show extra support for LGBTQ+ rights, culture, and communities through parades, drag shows, film festivals, talks, rallies, and more. The tradition that goes back to the early 1970s, when New York and San Francisco began hosting events to […]
20 spectacular photos of cities celebrating LGBTQ Pride around the world
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2 charts show that crime has dropped as immigration rises in the US

The Trump administration has argued that its new “zero-tolerance” immigration policy will lead to less crime. Research suggests the opposite is true. As immigration rates have climbed over the past four decades, violent crime rates have significantly declined nationwide, both in urban hubs and smaller towns. The 10 places with […]
2 charts show that crime has dropped as immigration rises in the US
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China could beat the US in a race to get solar power from highways

China is starting to find more success than the US with solar highway projects. Proponents of solar roads say they provide a way to generate solar power without paying for additional land. Critics say solar roads do not generate enough power for their cost, since the solar cells do not […]
China could beat the US in a race to get solar power from highways
Tech

The island that hosted the Trump-Kim nuclear summit has a dark past

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a summit Tuesday in Sentosa, a resort town frequented by the wealthy in Singapore. Sentosa translates to “tranquility” in Malay. Before Singapore changed the island’s name in 1970, it was called Blakang Mati, which means “Behind Death.” Sentosa […]
The island that hosted the Trump-Kim nuclear summit has a dark past
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The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018

ECA International has released its annual Cost of Living report, revealing the most expensive cities in the world to live in. In order to produce the list, the business management consultancy compared the costs of a basket of day-to-day goods and services commonly purchased by expats in various countries, including […]
The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018
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The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018

ECA International has released its annual Cost of Living report, revealing the most expensive cities in the world to live in. In order to produce the list, the business management consultancy compared the costs of a basket of day-to-day goods and services commonly purchased by expats in various countries, including […]
The 18 most expensive cities to live in the world in 2018
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June is LGBT Pride Month — here’s everything you need to know

June is Pride Month, when cities across the US show support for LGBT+ rights, culture, and communities. It’s a tradition that goes back to the early 1970s, when cities began hosting events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots and highlight issues that LGBT+Americans still face. Here’s what Pride Month is all […]
June is LGBT Pride Month  —  here’s everything you need to know
Tech

The US cities attracting the most college graduates

In the US, many college graduates are choosing to live in urban areas. This is great news for cities, which know that college graduates can bolster their tech industries and spur economic growth. But some cities are attracting more college graduates than others. A new analysis from Brookings Institution demographer […]
The US cities attracting the most college graduates
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Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley — but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan

Several American cities that did not make the shortlist for Amazon’s second headquarters, HQ2, are investing heavily into IT education programs, groups that fund local tech companies, and workforce development programs that focus on tech talent. An official from Cincinnati, Ohio, said that Amazon’s feedback after the HQ2 process persuaded […]
Amazon’s HQ2 competition is pushing ‘loser’ cities to become the next Silicon Valley  —  but some experts say it’s a dangerous plan
Tech

The 15 US cities where it’s easiest to live without a car

To get around in most American cities, you need a car. But some metros are making their streets more walkable and creating easier ways for residents to bike or take public transit instead of driving. For example, the Miami neighbourhood of Wynwood recently transformed itself into a walkable district – […]
The 15 US cities where it’s easiest to live without a car
Tech

This proposed city of $559,000 floating pyramids is seeking ‘citizens’

Around the world, coastal cities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sea-level rise. Some future-looking architects and city planners believe that floating neighbourhoods – in which buoyed homes could rise with water levels to avoid flooding – as a possible solution. An Italian architecture firm called Lazzarini Design Studio has created […]
This proposed city of $559,000 floating pyramids is seeking ‘citizens’