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Top Cities For Students, At Home And Abroad

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The U.S. offers so many great cities, it’s tempting to switch states without considering other countries. But don’t rule out studying abroad just yet! After all, international study is an unforgettable experience, and a great way to show prospective employers you’ve got the communication skills, adaptability and international experience they want. Below is a breakdown of how top US cities compare …

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Seldom-seen photos show what America looked like in the 1940s…in color

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Washington Post: The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was created in 1937 from an earlier agency named the Resettlement Administration, or RA. The RA had been created by a 1935 executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help struggling farmers and sharecroppers by providing loans, purchasing depleted farmland and resettling destitute families into government-designed communities. Roosevelt tapped a former Columbia University …

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The Forgotten History of Those Iconic National Parks Posters

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The Works Projects Administration (WPA), originally the Works Progress Administration, was the largest and most ambitious agency in FDR’s New Deal. The WPA appropriated 6.7 percent of the country’s GDP in 1935—$4.9 billion—to hire millions of unemployed people for public works projects. WPA workers constructed buildings. They built roads and bridges across the nation. The agency also became a patron …

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Cities to Untangle Traffic Snarls, With Help From Alphabet Unit

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In a world where taxi rides are summoned with a button and where people have become reliant on mapping applications to get around town, a paradox has emerged: Technology companies know a lot more about a city’s traffic patterns than the city officials trying to solve the problem.On Thursday, the federal Department of Transportation announced a partnership with Sidewalk Labs, …

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Infographic: Here’s why living abroad makes you smarter

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Living abroad is usually pretty damn awesome so it’s not surprising then that so many people across the world choose to do so. Research shows that travel and more specifically living abroad make you smarter, the reasons for which are explained in the following infographic by Work the World. By the end of it, you’ll be convinced to make that big move.  Infographic: Here’s …

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Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins

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New York Times: We’ve all heard about the purported benefits of study-abroad programs, the most fundamental of which is the opportunity for personal growth. Proponents are often vague about precisely what they mean in this regard, but growth is generally said to be signified by a broadening of perspective, greater adaptability and confidence, and enhanced empathy. Along with having the …

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Even Broke, Mark Twain Traveled in Style

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In 1895, a bankrupt Mark Twain embarked on a round-the-world speaking tour to pay his debts. It worked, but what we remember are his funny, acerbic travel notes.  Celebrity perks usually amount to a few comped bottles of champagne or courtside tickets.  A British railway once set aside 35 miles of mountain track in the Himalayas for Mark Twain to …

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Where beauty knows no bounds

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For photographer Mihaela Noroc, connecting with people (and more specifically, women) is the most important part of travelling.  With her blog The Atlas of Beauty, Noroc photographs women around the world, capturing beauty in all its different forms. “Often, The Atlas of Beauty will take me back to a country I had visited before the project began,”  Noroc said. “But …

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How Can Tourism Promote Peace In The Middle East?

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Social entrepreneur and educator Aziz Abu Sarah describes how he came to lead tours in which Jews, Muslims, and Christians cross contested borders to spend time in each others cultures. Aziz Abu Sarah is a National Geographic Explorer and a 2014 TED fellow. In 2009, he co-founded MEJDI Tours, a social enterprise that aims to foster peace in the Middle …

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How New York Gets Its Water

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Revelations about tainted water have sparked worry across the country.  The New York Times decided to look at how the nation’s largest municipal water supplier delivers what has been called the champagne of drinking water to 9.5 million people.  Read more.

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On ‘Paris Vagabond’ by Luc Sante

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Paris Vagabond, first published in 1952, is one of the most extraordinary books ever written about that city.   It follows in the lineage of great narratives by champion walkers—Louis-Sébastien Mercier’s Le Tableau de Paris (1781–1788), Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne’s Les Nuits de Paris (1788–1794), Alexandre Privat d’Anglemont’s Paris anecdote (1854), Léon-Paul Fargue’s Le Piéton de Paris (1939), among others—although its focus is more pointed and specific. Had …