Category Archives: Life

The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

Norilsk, once a slave labor camp, now prospers as a source of palladium. Not bad, except for the two months of darkness and temperatures of minus 80 F. Source: The Lure of a Better Life, Amid Cold and Darkness

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We See Others’ Failures as Courageous. We See Our Own as Shameful. Why?

If your instinct is to feel compassion for brave people who try hard at something hard and fail nonetheless, consider granting yourself that same grace. Source: We See Others’ Failures as Courageous. We See Our Own as Shameful. Why?

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There Are Definitely at Least 14,003 Plant Species in the Amazon Rain Forest – Atlas Obscura

Including 6,727 different kinds of tree. Source: There Are Definitely at Least 14,003 Plant Species in the Amazon Rain Forest – Atlas Obscura

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The Transcendental Ritual of Mongolian Camel Coaxing May Soon Be Lost Forever – Atlas Obscura

Khuus, khuus, khuus. Source: The Transcendental Ritual of Mongolian Camel Coaxing May Soon Be Lost Forever – Atlas Obscura

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An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets – Atlas Obscura

Learn to navigate with the moon, stars, trees, and more. Source: An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets – Atlas Obscura

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BBC – Future – The unsurpassed 125-year-old network that feeds Mumbai

Dabbawalas deliver hundreds of thousands of meals on foot and by bike in one of India’s busiest cities every day. The new wave of food-delivery start-ups wants to know how they do it. Source: BBC – Future – The unsurpassed … Continue reading

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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts – The New York Times

People on the edges of the country’s vast seas of sand are being displaced by climate change. Source: Living in China’s Expanding Deserts – The New York Times

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The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIRED

“Build it and they will come.” Except no one has. Source: The Unreal, Eerie Emptiness of China’s ‘Ghost Cities’ | WIRED

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The Baby in the Plastic Bag – A true story in 9 parts – Dagbladet Magasinet

It’s a human being. A living newborn baby, blue and cold. «Am I seeing things?» Tor Schou Nilsen thinks to himself. «Am I losing my mind?» Source: The Baby in the Plastic Bag – A true story in 9 parts … Continue reading

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Where the Heroes of Your Favorite Fairy Tales Live

The dark and wondrous world of children’s stories. Source: Where the Heroes of Your Favorite Fairy Tales Live

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