300-Year-Old College Library in Dublin Has Over 200,000 Books

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When you travel abroad you don’t usually go for the college libraries. But if you’re visiting Dublin you totally should.

There, in city’s Trinity College you can find the biggest library in the country. Built between 1712 and 1732 the main chamber is almost 65 meters (213ft) long and houses over 200,000 books. Continue reading

Exbury Egg

Artist, Stephen Turner, who specialises in long term artistic explorations of environmental settings, has worked with the designers to create the Egg which he will now use as a ‘residency’, floating in the Beaulieu Estuary for a year, to examine the changing patterns of its marine ecology. He will produce artworks inspired by his surroundings to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the places like the Estuary. Continue reading

What Makes a Good Life?

What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy? There was a recent survey of millennialsasking them what their most important life goals were, and over 80 percent said that a major life goal for them was to get rich. And another 50 percent of those same young adults said that another major life goal was to become famous.

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