Norway Voted to Decriminalize All Drugs. Should America Follow Suit?

Norway’s decision to push drug felons through treatment is a huge step forward.

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Hygge and Friluftsliv Are More Than Trends—They're Philosophies

There is no end to philosophies on living a good life, just as there is no end to those wanting to sell you a program for doing so.

Photo by Yingchou Han on Unsplash.

There is no end to philosophies on living a good life, just as there is no end to those wanting to sell you a program for doing so, in the form of a book or through coaching. The world moves so fast, the story goes, and so we need to reconnect with nature. Forest bathe. Long walks. Declutter. Meditate.

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The Arctic "Doomsday Vault" Just Got 50,000 New Members

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds the world’s largest collection of seeds, for safekeeping.

A man drops a precious parcel of seeds at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault (SGSV) in the Arctic. (Photo: JUNGE, HEIKO/AFP/Getty Images)
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What Is the Most "Godless" City on Earth?

Surveys reveal the least religious, most atheistic population centers in the world.

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Norway to Ban Gas-Powered Cars by 2025. Will the U.S.?

Norway, Europe's largest petroleum producer, makes an unprecedented commitment to green energy.

Norway’s major parties agreed to a proposal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered cars starting in 2025. This hasn’t yet become law, but marks the first time a nation has taken such a dramatic step towards green energy.  

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