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29 Apr

Think You’re Tough? Try Living In Your Car

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living in your car

Ever looked at your car and thought “hmmm, that looks like a comfy place to sleep”? If not, perhaps you’re quite a sensible person, but if you have then you clearly like adventure (or self-enforced hardship). There’s nothing wrong with being a bit strange sometimes, and while the notion of living in your car may well be, at first glance, an odd notion to behold, it’s actually not as crazy as it initially seems. After all, we’re all trying to save money these days, and your car can be transformed into a home-from-home with just a simple few steps. Read More »

28 Jan

An Engineering Marvel: The London Underground Celebrates 150th Anniversary

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london underground 150th anniversary

It’s not an overstatement to say that public transportation played an enormous role in how major cities today are currently constructed. Imagine what trying to move across town would be like in major metropolises like New York, Chicago, Tokyo, or London if everybody had to drive. Instead, public transportation has provided hundreds of millions of people with the opportunity to stay mobile, have access to employment, community resources, medical treatment, and recreational opportunities. Public transportation offers an alternative to those who drive, and provides the only opportunity for transport for those with no other means of travel. In the U.S. alone, over 90 percent of individuals who receive public assistance do not own a vehicle and rely on buses, subways, and street cars as their sole means of transportation, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Read More »

4 Jan

11 Great Reasons to Live in the US

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Reasons to Live in the US

You may be considering moving you and your family to the US because you’ve finally had enough of the European weather. Perhaps you are having trouble persuading the rest of the family to follow suit or convincing work colleagues that you haven’t gone completely mad. Allow us to help by giving you 11 great reasons to live in the US. If these reasons don’t convince them then nothing will. Read More »

31 Dec

The Story of Coffee

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the history of coffee

Coffee has been a major fabric of almost every society for hundreds of years. While the true story of coffee origins is nearly impossible to know, popular legend puts its discovery as far back as the 9th century. The legend indicates that goat herders from the highlands of Ethiopia discovered the energetic effects of coffee beans when their goats ate the coffee berries and began ‘dancing’. From this initial discovery coffee soon found itself traveling the globe. First to Egypt and Yemen and then to the rest of the known world. Read More »