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BBC – Capital – Parental Leave: Comparison of Rich Countries

Which nations offer the best maternity and paternity leave supplements? A new Unicef ​​report has examined family-related policies and reception rates in the richest countries in the world. The study examines the amount of full parental leave and the provision of childcare services. The Nordic countries surprisingly rank first in all categories. In Norway and Sweden, almost all fathers take …

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BBC – Future – The science of why some of us are shy

This article is from Why on I shy an episode of CrowdScience, which was produced by Datshiane Navanayagam and by Cathy Edwards. To hear more episodes of CrowdScience from BBC World Service, please click here. Is the idea of ​​meeting at a party creeping over your back with cold fearful fingers? Or the idea of ​​holding a presentation in front …

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BBC – Capital – The strange origins of the dollar symbol

The dollar sign is one of the most powerful symbols in the world and stands for far more than the US currency. It is an abbreviation for the American dream and all its associated consumerism and its associated marketing, which at one time means sunny longing and sparkling greed and rampant capitalism. It was borrowed from pop culture (think of …

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BBC – Culture – How good is the Game of Thrones final?

Warning: contains spoilers about the final episode of series 8. One day, a prestige HBO drama will likely be made out of the momentous fall-out from last week's penultimate Game of Thrones episode. Afterward, the decision to have Daenerys torch the whole of King's Landing and its citizens with fire fire blew the roof off the whole enterprise for many …

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BBC – Capital – The rise of the sober bar

When you enter Getaway, a stylish bar on a main street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you can be at any number of Instagram-friendly cocktail spots in New York. The walls are tastefully decorated in green and blue, the space feels so cozy that you can easily engage in a conversation in the neighborhood, and the menu includes a list of cocktails …

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BBC – Future – How weeds fight climate change

More than 60 years ago, when he was a child, farmer Peter Andrews saw his first dust storm. He still remembers it. "The noise was terrible," he says. "We hid in the house and waited for it to pass by. The whole sky was dark. And the damage we saw the next day was even worse. " The wind had …

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BBC – Future – Why Fukuoka is Japan's most innovative city

Located between the mountains and the sea in Japan's western corner, Fukuoka is a city trying to reinvent itself. In a country long dominated by megaconglomerates and Tokyo's unstoppable move, the country's fastest-growing urban area seeks to be Japan's response to Silicon Valley. Despite the country's reputation for hi-tech wizardry, Japan's start-up scene remains surprisingly stunted. The world's third largest …

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BBC – Future – The deepest hole we've ever dug

The lakes, forests, mists and snow of Kola Peninsula deep in the Arctic Circle make this corner of Russia seem like a scene from a fairytale. In the midst of natural beauty are the ruins of an abandoned Soviet research station. In the middle of the crumbling building is a heavy, rusty metal cap embedded in the concrete floor and …

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