Say Goodbye to Spain's Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break, Let's All Swim in the Once-Filthy Canals of Paris, and more...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Say Goodbye to Spain's Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

Catalonia plans to shorten work hours—but don’t call it the end of the siesta.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Let's All Swim in the Once-Filthy Canals of Paris

Unlike many cities, the French capital has made good on its promise to re-open urban waterways to bathers. How did they do it?  

Feargus O'Sullivan

5 Reasons to Be Wary of Elon Musk's Hyperloop

High-speed vactrains might be the ticket for a Martian colony. As a practical transit investment for Earth, the technology has a long way to go.

Laura Bliss

What Uber Drivers Say About Uber

Researchers conducted in-depth interviews and discovered a lot about the pitfalls of working in the rideshare business.

Mimi Kirk

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.

Amanda Kolson Hurley

The Rivers of the U.S., Collected Into a Nifty Subway Map

A designer who spent his youth floating on rafts has conjured up a delightful transit guide to America’s waterways.

John Metcalfe

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