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These Talented Artists Are Beautifying the World Tile by Tile

Take a walk through Brussels and you may spot charming tiles tucked under your feet. Or wander Miami and look out for a striking blue-and-white tile mural on the side of a building, demanding your attention. The world of tile art takes on myriad forms: There are intricate mosaics made with tiny fragments, massive spray-painted […]

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With Global Rental Platform, This Entrepreneur Is Building Community for LGBTQ+ Travelers

When looking to book a stay in a new city or country, many people turn to popular vacation rental platforms, but for some members of the LGBTQ+ community, those sites can’t always ensure that they’ll feel safe and welcome when traveling.  Such was the case for Matthieu Jost. In 2014, Jost and his partner were

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Detroit’s Abandoned Michigan Central Station Restored to Its Former Glory 111 Years After Opening

The historic Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood first opened in 1913 as one of the country’s most impressive transportation terminals.  At its peak, the Beaux-Arts building saw 4,000 daily visitors, but in 1988, after decades of declining rail travel, it was shuttered. The train station sat vacant for over 30 years, its once-stunningly

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From a Curious Dog to a Trapped Cat, See the Funniest Pet Photos of 2024 

One of the internet’s favorite events is here: the unveiling of the latest Comedy Pet Photo Awards winners.  The annual competition, now in its fifth consecutive year, is an ode to the silly situations and poses our pets often find themselves in. Creators Paul Joynson-Hicks and Tom Sullam also aim “to highlight the positive and

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Global Economic Growth Expected to Increase Through 2025, United Nations Report Says

This article was co-written by Marika Price Spitulski Things are looking up for the global economy, according to new data from the United Nations. Last week, the organization released its mid-2024 World Economic Situation and Prospects report, which forecasted that the world economy will grow by 2.7% this year, surpassing the 2.3% prediction made in

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