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Added 31 July, 2017

Dubai is fast moving toward achieving its goal of becoming the world’s first government to execute all implementable transactions on blockchain by 2020. Worldwide, the market size for Blockchain is projected to grow from $210 million in 2016 to over $2.3 billion by 2021. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai...

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Added 28 July, 2017

Apple has updated its collection of emojis with 52 new icons, including a zombie, sandwich, elf and a woman wearing a headscarf. The company unveiled its new emojis yesterday to coincide with World Emoji Day. The designs will be coming to Apple's iOS, macOS and watchOS later this year. As per Apple's commitment to "reflect the diversity of...

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Added 28 July, 2017
Shameless rise of the 'beg-packers': Astonishing phenomenon of Western backpackers who beg for money to fund their travelling as they journey through some of the world's poorest regions. Backpackers in southeast Asia have started begging to fund their trip through the continent. Many are questioning why people with expensive travel...
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Added 26 July, 2017

The city of Vancouver is considering a ban on single-use cups, or at least finding strategies to lessen their use by consumers on a day-to-day basis. Single-use coffee cups, along with other disposable items like plastic and paper shopping bags, foam food packaging and takeout containers are the city's largest source of waste, and so an...

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Added 22 July, 2017

Mindfulness is having its moment, and may have even jumped the shark with the announcement of the Mindful Triathlon that is coming to the UK.
Rather than the regular 1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10k run, this event is a lot more gentle on your mind and your knees. Participants will be running, jogging or walking a 5k course before...

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Added 20 July, 2017

China has hired the Italian architect Stefano Boeri to build a forest city in the mountain area of Guangxi in the southern part of the country. Titled Liuzhou Forest City, the development in China will be a fully functioning city, complete with offices, houses able to home 30,000 people, hotels, hospitals and schools. Every building, street and...

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Added 18 July, 2017

Despite record numbers of people lingering around online social networks, attendance at live events is booming. Nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of respondents to a recent survey agreed that attending an event makes them feel more connected to other people, their community, and the world, a marked increase from 2014 (66 percent). Plus,...

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Added 17 July, 2017

Just in time for New York Fashion Week: Men’s, PETA threw a party for Brave GentleMan, the world’s first all-vegan luxury menswear store, celebrating its grand opening in Brooklyn. Founder and Creative Director Joshua Katcher unveiled his Spring/Summer 2018 collection, which includes stylish shoes and belts made of “future-leather” and suits...

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Added 15 July, 2017
London Underground workers have been told to stop greeting people by saying "ladies and gentlemen". Instead, Transport for London (TFL) workers will use phrases such as ‘good afternoon everyone’ as the city takes steps to become more gender-neutral.All new pre-recorded announcements are set to be changed, and written guidance given to...
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Added 14 July, 2017

Since Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes it's been attracting ever more pot tourists. Entertainment, including live shows, had already been displacing the casinos as a main tourist draw in Las Vegas. We'd be surprised if weed didn't turn out to be another.