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The quest to cram ever more human beings into ever-decreasing square footage of city real estate continues – with a skyscraper suspended from an asteroid. A New York architecture firm is proposing a design for the world’s tallest building Analemma Tower, which would hang down from the sky suspended by air cables attached to an asteroid. “Analemma inverts the traditional diagram of an earth-based foundation, instead depending on a space-based supporting foundation from which

In 2016, JP Livingston celebrated her 28th birthday. She also retired. Last month, I spoke with her about how she was able to retire, despite the fact that she only graduated from college about seven years ago. JP (a pen name she goes by on her blog, TheMoneyHabit.org) was able to retire because of her high earnings, lofty savings goals and disciplined investment techniques. Her investment strategies are part of what allowed

The dreaded overbooked flight is never any fun. Having been on the end as an airline passenger and as a ticket agent working a gate believe me it’s an ugly scene for both. So lets start with the basics. What does it mean when a flight is overbooked? This means that just like it sounds the airline has sold more tickets than they actually have seats on an aircraft. So let’s say there are 100

You’ve seen infinity pools that add a touch of Palm Beach-chic to luxury condos and five-star resorts. Now comes the “Sky Pool,” an outdoor swimming pool dangling 10 stories above London. Swimmers will be able to look through the transparent pool — which will be 82 feet long, 16 feet wide and 10 feet deep — at the bustling city life on the streets below. A “sky deck” will include a bar, a spa and

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you might have assumed that the medals given out are, as advertised, made of gold, silver, and bronze. Due to metal values, however, the reality is slightly more complicated. Giving out pure gold medals would be financially crippling for the International Olympic Committee, so unsurprisingly some compromises are involved. This graphic looks at the different metals used.Rio-Olympic-Medal-Compositions Gold Medals Gold medals at

It’s like going to any other restaurant advertising “natural ingredients:” A menu that offers mostly raw foods such as vegetables, fruits, flowers, smoked meat, and fish, with an added pièce de resistance – patrons eating in the buff.

Naked restaurants, or “foodies for nudies” as many call them, are becoming a trend, and a number have been opening with great success in, among other cities, London, Milan, Tokyo, Melbourne and, soon, Paris.

Here are 20 things to think about when visiting Thailand 1. Bring a cell phone “unblocked” and buy a Thai SIM card for it on arrival, they’re cheap (apprx. 50 baht) and include some credit already on them – e.g. – International calls to Oz/UK are about 5 – 8baht per min…Phones are cheap too – and unblocked 2. Money – Bring ATM and/or credit cards. – check fees and tell your bank

In an unusual tradition, in Iran you can specify the length of your marriage, from a few minutes to 99 years. It is a way for single men and women, divorced Iranians and precocious teens to date—and even have sex—in a way that is acceptable in Shiite Islam. Under Iranian law, unmarried couples who have sex or even date and hold hands can be arrested, fined or even flogged.

So how does a

If this is your first time traveling abroad, or maybe you just need a refresher here’s a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip. Security & Health 1. Check-in with your doctor and insurance carrier. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions. Also, ask you medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If

What is VOIP

VoIP (voice over IP) is an IP telephony term for a set of facilities used to manage the delivery of voice information over the Internet.VoIP involves sending voice information in digital form in discrete packets rather than by using the traditional circuit-committed protocols of the public switched telephone network (PSTN). A major advantage of VoIP and Internet telephony is that it avoids the tolls charged by ordinary telephone service.   VoIP derives from