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Graphic of the Day: The World's Most 'Social' Landmarks

The locations where Facebook users check-in the most.

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A Global City Mash-Up

Urban landmarks the world over, all squeezed into one work of art.

Hayashi Paper

The Most Terrifying Toilet Paper You Will Ever Use

A Japanese company is marketing an English version of "Drop," a horror story by The Ring author that's printed on TP.

Reuters

In Bolivia, a Salute to the Sun

A winter solstice celebration gets Bolivia's Aymara Indians up before dawn to salute the first rays.

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Rebuilding Downtown Christchurch After a Series of Earthquakes

Striking images and video of the city in the midst of a rebirth.

Shutterstock

A Guidebook for the Urban Age

P.D. Smith's engaging and illuminating new book on the history, evolution and intricacies of cities.

Shutterstock

Re-Read of the Day: An Air Conditioner Probably Won't Kill You

One less thing to worry about as your face melts off during today's record-breaking heat wave.

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Rethinking the Milk Crate

A designer fashions the basic shell to include drawers, cork boards, seat cushions, and wheels.

Reuters

Times Square Becomes the City's Largest Yoga Studio

It's in celebration of the summer solstice.

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The World's Biggest Post-It Note Mural

Eduardo Zamarro's "Wall of Happiness" celebrates the little-known "Institute of Happiness" in Madrid.

Corine Vermeulen, MOCAD

A 'Vertical' Future for the Urban Factory

A traveling exhibition imagines a minor renaissance of urban manufacturing that's greener, cleaner, and more efficient.

VIGO Gallery

An Art Exhibit Underneath London Made of Entirely of Fungus

"The Majesty" is an installation in an abandoned London railway vault that's crawling with slow-moving, spore-spitting mold.

The Economist

Chart of the Day: The World's Top Theme Parks

California still reigns supreme.

Artnet

The World's Most Beautiful Building Makes a Really Ugly Coffee Table

Designers flipped a bronze scale model of the Taj Mahal for a table that sells for €36,000.

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Remember the Automat

Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.

Reuters

Greece, Without the Tourists

Despite hopes, tourism hasn't pulled Greece out of its recession.

Reuters

London's Opening Ceremony Might Actually Be Good

Leaked news of the city's first Olympic moment include nods to England's musical influence and winks to its agrarian past.

Reuters

Summer Loving, City Style

Photos of kissing couples around the world.

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A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.