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Iceland will use more electricity mining bitcoins than powering its homes in 2018

Bitcoin prices may have plunged in the first months of 2018, but the cryptocurrency craze is still burning bright—and using up a lot of electricity in the process. 355 more words

Iceland in a Weekend: Icelandic Horses and the Secret Lagoon

Having seen all kinds of cool stuff in the eastern part of Iceland, we made our way back on Route 1 to the western part. Read on for our adventures in the western part (map at end of post). 346 more words


Iceland in a Weekend: Ice Caving in Photos

The first time I went to Iceland I was extremely unsuccessful in visiting an ice cave due to rain and flooding. But not this time! We visited two ice caves on our wonderful tour with… 178 more words


Photo Safari North

In his work as a landscape and advertising photographer based in Hamburg, Jan Erik Waider tells me he spends up to half of each year on the road, much of it in the Nordic countries. 20 more words


The Loneliest Places We've Been To

People and motion are the only two constants in a city. Everyone has to reach somewhere and everyone is in a hurry to get there. The fight to be the first is a rough one and rush hour does a brutal job of weeding out the weakest link. 528 more words


By law, women in Germany can now find out what their male peers are earning

Germany has taken a step towards trying to tackle its significant gender pay gap with a new law. As of Jan. 6, employees will be allowed to find out what their co-workers are making. 340 more words