metro systems

6 Aerial Views of the World’s Oldest Metro Systems

There’s something very science-fiction about a subterranean rail network. Even a century and a half after the world’s first subway system opened in London, taking a trip underground can be a thrill. Part of the mystery of traveling underground is that most of us don’t really know where we are in relation to the surface […]

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Unbuilt Britain: What 6 Cities Could Have Looked Like

The city is an inspiring playground for ambitious architects. A single great idea or astonishing building can change how way people perceive and navigate the city overnight. But ambitious ideas come with hefty price-tags. And in the city, there’s always a political story to negotiate, too. Often, the most exciting ideas for buildings, bridges, and […]

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UK banknote design

UK Banknote Concept Designs (Endangered Wildlife Edition)

Banknotes are fascinating things – little works of art that pass through our hands each day almost unnoticed. Every so often, there is a news story about a new design, and perhaps some controversy over which historical figure will feature on the front of the note. But what if the Bank of England is getting […]

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DIY lawn games

Fun and Fantastic Summer Lawn Games

Warm sunshine on your skin, bright blue skies, fresh cut grass under your feet — summer is here and it’s time to soak in the lovely weather before it creeps into winter again! You could spend your time on restaurant patios or in parks, but sometimes the more fun (and frugal) option is in your very […]

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literary map UK

A Literary Map of the United Kingdom

Reading has the power to transport like no other art form. A good novel can suck you deep down into its pages and to a completely different place altogether. Sometimes – if you’re lucky – you never fully come back and a little part of you lingers forever in that story. Part of this literary […]

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kitchen hacks

Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks You Need To Know

Whether you are a cooking novice or the next Jamie Oliver, there are some days where the amount of time lost to grocery shopping, chopping, preparing and cooking your food makes it a chore. The task may seem so daunting that you end up surrendering to easy frozen meals filled with sodium or spending loads […]

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fascinating foods

The Most Fascinating Foods Across the World

One of the best methods for getting to know a culture is to experience their cuisine. The signature food from a country reflects its environment, what the land provides and the temperament of its people, and it shares the stories of time long ago through a variety of flavours. Because the culinary layout is primarily […]

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A Literal Map of the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is full to the brim with history, and nowhere is this more evident than in its county names. Have you ever stopped to consider the background of these names – their etymology? We did, and this map reveals a fascinating past. Each UK country—England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland—is divided into counties, […]

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winter games

The Cost of Hosting the Winter Games

Countries across the globe place bids over a decade in advance just to be considered to host international sporting competitions. From the building of the stadiums, infrastructure renovations, housing, labour and more, the cost to host these tests of athleticism range in the billions. So why does everyone want to be in the running? Revenue […]

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