Stop with the Mount Fuji selfies

And why cafes have had it with nomads

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European cafes are clamping down on “laptop squatters.” From banning laptops to charging hourly rates, café culture is undergoing an evolution in response to the growth of remote work.

BRebecca Ann Hughes for Euronews

What’s the #1 reason employees quiet quit? Micromanagement. The need for autonomy at work is growing. Is getting rid of your boss the secret to maximizing productivity? Not exactly, but "unbossing" might be part of the solution…

Hailey Mensik for WorkLife

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There are thousands of ads competing for your attention this very second. How do you create a product that’s engaging and memorable? The secret is something called minimum viable personality.

Nick Grossman for AVC


The weak yen has caused a tourist surge to Japan, but the country’s most popular sites are getting crowded. One Japanese town has even erected a barrier to block views of Mount Fuji, hoping to stem the growing flow of selfie-takers.

Jason Dasey for ABC News


A vibrant festival in Singapore, an unconventional fair in Manila, a transformed yard in Lausanne, and imaginative structures at Burning Man. Can public art shape a city’s culture?

The Urbanist for Monocle

The Yvytu Porá Guaraní community in Argentina is blending Indigenous and Western astronomy to create an astrotourism initiative with a difference: an emphasis on sustainability. Will Misiones be the first region in the world to legally protect its soil, waters, sky…and starline?

Megan Eaves for BBC


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