What the rise of digital nomads can tell us about the next wave of remote working

The pandemic has many people questioning whether they ever want to go back to the office.

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If one thing is clear about remote work, it's this: Many people prefer it and don't want their bosses to take it away.

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Mysterious "Plain of Jars" in Laos has been dated

After years of speculation a team of researchers has pinpointed the age of this ancient mystery.

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  • The Plain of Jars consists of over 90 sites containing thousands of jars scattered across Laos.
  • According to new research, these jars were constructed sometime between 1240 and 660 BCE.
  • In 2019, UNESCO named a cluster of 11 regions as a World Heritage Site.
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  • The critically acclaimed Rosetta Stone language-learning method has been trusted for over 26 years and offers over 24 languages you can learn from your phone, computer, or tablet.
  • You can sign up for a one-year subscription and get access to unlimited languages for $99.99 (44% off) for a limited time.
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We have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything new

A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.

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On a double-decker bus from Dublin airport to Drumcondra early one June morning, a young lad stretched out on the back seat and started to rap.
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An ancient migration across the ocean was no accident

A new study shows that at least one long-ago journey would have required deliberate navigation.

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  • Historians have wondered whether ancient mariners drifted from Taiwan to Japan or navigated there on purpose.
  • The passage between Taiwan and the Ryukyu islands contains one of the world's strongest currents.
  • Thousands of buoys suggests that the journey was anything but an accident.
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