Global housing prices index

The Economist published their most recent global housing prices report, which shows that housing prices in the U.S. have recovered to a new high (albeit marginal), while Spain and Ireland are seeing increases again and the Commonwealth is continuing to see prices increase in recent years.  Some of these rises can be attributed to the […]

Adele Finally Confirms That She’s Married:”I’ve Found My Next Person’

“Hello” from the married side! Adele confirmed that she and longtime love Simon Konecki have said “I do” during a concert in Brisbane, Australia. “I could see in their eyes as they were listening to it on their headphones that it reminded them of something or someone,” she said while talking about her hit “Someone […]

First state passes a law allowing robots to deliver straight to your door

Virginia has made robotics history. The commonwealth is the first state to pass legislation allowing delivery robots to operate on sidewalks and crosswalks across the state. The new law goes into effect on July 1 and was signed into law by the governor last Friday. The two Virginia lawmakers who sponsored the bill, Ron Villanueva […]

Humans watch a billion hours of YouTube every single day

YouTube users are now watching more than a billion hours of videos every single day, the company has announced. Put back-to-back, that’s more than 100,000 years of footage, split between the millions of YouTube users across the world. The company announced the figure in a blog post published on Monday, but said that the billion-hour […]

Flow, the secret to happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi asks, “What makes a life worth living?” Noting that money cannot make us happy, he looks to those who find pleasure and lasting satisfaction in activities that bring about a state of “flow.” Transcript I grew up in Europe, and World War II caught me when I was between seven and 10 years old. And […]

David Attenborough will narrate a new series of Blue Planet this year

Following the success of Planet Earth II, the BBC has announced its latest nature-doc extravaganza: a sequel to the award-winning series The Blue Planet. As the name suggests, the show will focus on the variety of wildlife found in the Earth’s seas and oceans. Blue Planet II will air in the UK later this year (hitting […]