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The 7 Oldest Surviving Cities of the World

The formation of the world has deep historical stories that are still a mystery for the mankind. The oldest cities in the world boast beautiful architecture and amazing stories, yet remarkably few ancient cities stand today. Though there is no clear information available in the history but there are certain cities that have been the witness of evolution of mankind. Here is the 7 of the oldest cities of the world that still are in existence to visit. 1- Varanasi,India 1000 BC  ...

As Beijing Becomes a Supercity, the Rapid Growth Brings Pains

YANJIAO, China — Every morning at 5:30, Liu Desheng joins a dozen retirees waiting for the express bus to central Beijing from this small city in Hebei Province. They stand at the front of the line but never board, instead waiting as bus after bus pulls up, each picking up 50 people from the ever-lengthening line behind the retirees. Around 6:30, their adult children arrive. The line, now snaking down the street, has become an hourlong wait. People cut in, and a shoving match breaks out...

#ILookLikeAnEngineer challenges sexism and showcases real women in tech

First it was #GirlsWithToys, then #DistractinglySexy. Now#ILookLikeAnEngineer has become the latest hashtag that women in science are using to fight sexism and challenge perceptions of whatpeople in the field should look like. This campaign started when Isis Anchale, a 22-year-old engineer at the identity management firm OneLogin, agreed to participate in a recruiting ad for her company, which ended up in San Francisco’s subway system. The poster received lot...

Norwegian “Game of Thrones” fans are enrolling in a new viking school

Seljord Folk High School, a private institution in Norway that offersyear-long continuing education courses, is now attracting students who want to live like vikings.     Interest in the seafarer-warrior lifestyle has increased on the heels of the popular television shows like HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the History Channel’s “Vikings,” according to Norway’s English-language news site The Local. Seljord Folk, which also has course...

Is The Digital Nomad Lifestyle The Answer To The High Veteran Unemployment Rate?

The Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is almost 2 percentage points higher than the national rate. Over 300,000 Veterans will transition out of the U.S. Armed Forces over the next 12 months and a large number will struggle to find decent jobs. Maybe it’s time for us Veterans to start looking at some unconventional options other than the typical government-backed transition programs that are clearly lacking.   Lately I’ve been get...