According to USPS data, the pandemic didn't change where people moved to or away from.

“It’s got to be interesting enough to hold its audience, it needs a certain rhythm. And it must stick to the word count. That has to include three Oyezs at the beginning and God Save the Queen at the end, of course.”

Due to Covid, this year’s British Town Crier Championships will be held in silence—entrants will be judged on written cries alone.

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The company behind McDonald's soft-serve machines doesn't want anyone—including clients—to know why its hardware always breaks.
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Lego meets Afrofuturism in intricate sculptures by Ekow Nimako.
Carbon emissions are set for their biggest increase since the financial crisis, pushing climate goals further from reach.
Amazon says a delivery van Brooklynites spotted being used to steal metal barricades is a "counterfeit."
"I was also setting myself up for the day, and felt a comfort I hadn't felt in months." The pandemic destroyed routines.
This is a chair that includes a running wheel for a cat.
Fabian Oefner turns sneakers, clocks, and cameras into a sculptural series of segmented objects.
The Australian government wants you to know: Covid-19 vaccines do not—and cannot—connect you to the internet.
Thousands flock to Iceland's Reykjanes volcano for photographs, including many people looking for a unique wedding site.
For young Asian Americans, posting and reposting images of graphic violence has become a means of processing.
Shannon Palus: As vaccinations increase, wearing masks outdoors "almost becomes ridiculous." But breaking social norms has costs.

The unusual thing about motivationalspeak on Instagram is it doesn’t just come from influencers with millions of followers; it often comes from your average joe cousin or friend or work acquaintance.

One byproduct of social media culture is that everyone now has a “platform.” Which means a lot of pep talks and “broetry.”

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Once you earn a solid living, a billionaire is not likely to be any happier than you are—is a fact that many struggle to grasp.
Thanks to TikTok, a night market emerges in L.A., possibly the most diverse street food market in the United States.

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Coral-inspired ceramic sculptures by Marguerita Hagan.