Senegal is building a $2 billion futuristic city to help cut down on overcrowding in Dakar — check out its abstract design

Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group Senegalese leaders have long dreamed of building a new urban center amid mounting congestion and overcrowding in the capital city of Dakar. With a population that exceeds three million, the city plays host to skyrocketing housing costs and visibly high levels of unemployment. On any given day, locals encounter gridlocked roads, cramped minibuses, and […]

Super-successful people like Warren Buffett and Marissa Mayer swear by their hobbies, so I spent a month trying to find one of my own

Business Insider I spent a month trying different hobbies in an effort to become a more interesting person. Those hobbies included baking, meditating, coloring, and letter-writing. Many super-successful people, like Warren Buffett and Marissa Mayer, speak publicly about their hobbies, and experts I spoke to say hobbies can make you happier — but too few […]

Tensions are rising between China and Taiwan — and the US isn’t helping matters

Chiang Ying-ying/AP China views Taiwan as a renegade province, reinforced by Taiwan’s former president, Ma Ying-jeou, who regularly implied it was part of China. Once Tsai Ing-wen, of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), became President of Taiwan in 2016, Beijing has feared Taiwan is inching toward independence. Beijing also worries about Trump‘s motivation for improving […]

Scientists just discovered these 10 bizarre and beautiful animal species that show what it takes to survive on Earth against the odds

The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry just released its list of the “top 10 new species for 2018.” These newly discovered and named species demonstrate how large, small, beautiful, and bizarre the unknown life out there really is. The list is released annually on May 23 in recognition of the […]