1. Melbourne, Australia.
  2. Vienna, Austria.
  3. Vancouver, Canada.
  4. Toronto, Canada.
  5. Adelaide, Australia
  6. Calgary, Canada.
  7. Sydney, Australia.
  8. Helsinki, Finland.
  9. Perth, Australia.
  10. Auckland, New Zealand.

LONDON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Melbourne tops the ranking as the world’s most pleasant city to live in for the fourth year running, but an Economist Intelligence Unit poll also finds that turmoil in Ukraine and the Middle East have pushed other cities down the list.

Vienna, Vancouver and Toronto captured 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in the list of 140 cities released on Tuesday. Bottom was Damascus, capital of war-torn Syria, while just above it in ascending order were Dhaka in Bangladesh, Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Lagos, Nigeria.


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Is Financing a Tiny House a Viable Path to Financial Freedom for You?

The Cypress house ranges in price from $57,000 to $66,000, and monthly payments can be as low as $433 a month. One bed apartment rentals in New York City average about 750 square feet and cost $2,700 per month.” - Business Insider

The Apples to Onions comparison aside, the Tumbleweed Cypress is one of the most expensive tiny houses you can buy. But most folks seem to prefer to build their own tiny homes from savings and live debt-free.  Others argue that financing a tiny house can be a path to financial freedom too.

What do you think? Is financing a tiny house a viable path to financial freedom for you?

Continue reading about This Tiny House On Wheels Is Nicer Than Most Studio Apartments. Visit the Tumbleweed website to learn more about their homes. Photo by REUTERS/Rick Wilking.

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The top [online video creators] have built careers by posting videos on Google Inc’s YouTube and other platforms. While many aren’t mainstream celebrities, they reach millions of fans daily.

As of Wednesday, dozens of online personalities had joined the effort on www.videocreatorsfornetneutrality.org. Those creators represent more than 10,000 videos that have been viewed 5.2 billion times, according to the website.

"This is a huge community, and they will be massively impacted by this," said Michael Weinberg, a vice president at consumer group Public Knowledge, one of the organizers behind the petition.

People walk amid the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the Al-Fardous neighborhood of Aleppo July 14, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

News You Like to Use?

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism surveyed 18,000 online news consumers across ten countries on their news habits. The results are available in their 2014 Digital News Report.

Related, via Al Jazeera, American’s faith in the news is at an all time low:

The latest edition of a Gallup poll that tracks confidence in media follows a decades-long trend that shows a declining faith in television and print news. The percentage of Americans that have “a great deal” or “quite a lot” of confidence in the three media formats now hover around one-fifth.

Twenty-two percent of respondents trust newspapers, 19 percent trust web-based news sites, and 18 percent say they trust TV. All three of those numbers are within the polls 4-point margin of error. 

Somewhat Related, via The New Republic: Does Fox News Cause Ignorance, or Do Ignorant Viewers Prefer Fox News?

TL;DR: Yes, but give it a read. It’s a great analysis of bandwagon effects and confirmation bias no matter your political inclinations.

Image: Most Important Types of News Among US News Consumers, via Marketing Charts and based on data from the Reuters Institute. Select to embiggen.

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This Tiny House on Wheels Is Nicer than Most Studio Apartments

The tiny house movement might start looking really appealing to city dwellers — one roughly 172-square-foot house recently featured by Reuters looks nicer than many studio apartments youd find in New York City.” - Business Insider

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Look At Me In The Eye!

The eye of Hurricane Arthur is seen over the Atlantic in this photo taken from the International Space Station tweeted by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst. The first hurricane of the Atlantic season has gained strength as it spun toward the North Carolina coast on the verge of Category 2 status, forcing thousands of vacationers to scrap their July Fourth holiday plans amid evacuation orders.

Picture: Alexander Gerst/Nasa/Reuters

Source: The Telegraph

Details of Scotland

Scottish separatists are closing the gap on their unionist rivals as a September independence referendum draws nearer, according to a poll. But pollster TNS said it would still be a “major task” for them to draw level in time. In a poll of 995 adults, TNS found that support for the pro-independence campaign had grown by two points to 32 percent compared with last month, while the campaign to reject independence had slipped back a point to 41 percent. In the run-up to the vote, Reuters photographer Suzanne Plunkett took a series of close-up pictures of food, drink and various objects typically associated with Scotland. (REUTERS)

(Photographs by Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters)

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