Mark Abadi, provided by Published 7:45 am PDT, Saturday, August 18, 2018 Time Out The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Livability Index, measuring the most livable cities in the world. For the first time in eight years, Melbourne, Australia, did not finish in the No. 1 spot. The cities were judged by metrics like crime rates, healthcare quality, infrastructure, and levels of corruption. The US had several cities on the list, but none in the top 20. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Hint: It’s nowhere near the U.S. Media: Fortune Although it's hard to find a perfect match, a few select cities have the perfect combination of factors that make them the most livable in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Livability Index, and for the first time in eight years, Melbourne, Australia, did not take the top spot on the list. The Economist ranked 140 major cities by averaging the results of five … [Read more...] about The 50 most livable cities in the world in 2018
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Lima is a gorgeous city. It sits along the western coast of Peru, its beaches kissed by the Pacific Ocean. source Fotos593/Shutterstock It’s no surprise that Lima is known for ceviche – a dish that consists of fresh, raw seafood that’s cured in citrus juice, mixed with raw red onion, and bolstered by aji chilies (a spicy pepper similar to a Fresno chili). It’s a dish that brings together much of what defines Peruvian cuisine. caption Ceviche features fresh seafood, raw red onion, aji chili, sweet potato, and corn. Peru is where potatoes originated, and it acts as a starchy foil to the spicy, sour punch of ceviche and onion. source Flickr/Christian Haugen Ceviche is a great representation of Peru’s vast ecological diversity. There’s the Andean region, which stretches above the clouds (and provides starchy potatoes); the coastal regions, teeming with fresh seafood; and vast stretches in … [Read more...] about I ate a 17-course tasting menu at one of the world’s best restaurants — here’s what it was like
Is the presidency just too big to handle? John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning" penned a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic on how the magnitude of the office itself might be its own greatest impediment. He sat down with Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg for an interview in the new "Face the Nation" studio to dive deep into the scale of the presidency. JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Hello, and welcome to the first and possibly last edition of "Face the Atlantic." I'm Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and my guest is John Dickerson, Atlantic contributing writer who also has a day job at CBS, co-host of "CBS This Morning," former moderator of "Face the Nation" and author of The Atlantic magazine's cover story, "How the Presidency Became Impossible." And we're going to talk today about the presidency. John, you know more about the presidency than many people including presidents. It's disconcerting how much you know about the presidency. So let's just jump … [Read more...] about POTUS: The hardest job in the world?
Will Martin, provided by Published 11:54 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Joe Penney/REUTERS Every year consultancy firm releases a ranking of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. The cities are broadly speaking, large conurbations in the Western world, with a handful in east Asia and Australia. But where are the cities with the worst quality of life? Business Insider took a look. The cities are generally in Africa and the Middle East, where war, poverty, and weak infrastructure are common. Quality of Living Index, which looks at the cities that provide the best quality of life. The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer. Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into account the following metrics to judge which cities made the … [Read more...] about The 23 major cities with the worst quality of life in the world
Universal basic income got its first endorsement this week from a 2020 presidential candidate (unless you believe the speculation that Mark Zuckerberg is going to run for president). In this week’s Beyond VB section, I included a link to a New York Times profile of Andrew Yang, the founder of Venture for America who is betting a long-shot presidential bid on advocating for universal basic income. Yang tells the Times that he would brand universal basic income as a $1,000 “freedom dividend” that would be given to every American from age 18 to 64. According to Yang, the freedom dividend is necessary to prepare for the continuous automation of jobs. He told The Times, “I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue.” I’m skeptical that Yang can get the necessary traction for universal basic income through a presidential bid that isn’t likely to be closely watched beyond those in the tech world. I favor … [Read more...] about Heartland Tech Weekly: Universal basic income already has a champion in the 2020 election