How Sao Paolo made their streets cleaner by banning advertising

A decade ago, Sao Paulo introduced a law called Lei Cidade Limpa, the Clean City Law, after which 15,000 marketing billboards were removed from the streets. Additionally, 300,000 business signs hanging over buildings or painted in large typography were also subject to hefty fines if they were not quickly removed. It wasn't just for buildings, but also bus, taxi, and poster advertisements had to go under the law, too. Handing out ...

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Take the first steps to making the most of your summer!

Summer is a time to live in the moment, to forget about the problems in your life, any problems you have with yourself, and to just let your hair down and enjoy life. For many of us, myself included, the hardest part is getting started. Here are some tips that will help you get off to the best start this summer. Step 1: Identifying your goals: For many people it can help ...

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Travelling alone the SMART way

Travelling alone can be daunting and even a bad experience if you're not well prepared, so it's important to be smart when it comes to that all important trip you're dying to do! Here's what you need to do in order to make your time travelling as enjoyable as possible. Be laptop smart Not only is it exceedingly hard to navigate foreign transport sites from a phone, a laptop will prove very valuable ...

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How tipping works (or doesn’t work) around the world

It's tough to understand tipping etiquette from country to country, for example in the USA a tip is expected, whilst in Singapore it's not allowed. You may have lots of questions, some complex and some simple. Do you tip on a cruise? What if a tip is taken as an insult? We're here to help tell you all about the tipping customs of different countries! Argentina Traditionally, 10% is left at restaurants, ...

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