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Public Toilets

Here's The Real Reason Women's Bathroom Lines Are So Long (NEW BOOK)

Lee Jackson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Books
Lee Jackson

Where did strangers answer the "call of nature" in Victorian London? At the start of Victoria's reign, options were limited. Some pubs had primitive outdoor "urinals" -- no more than a vertical slab of stone -- but men largely resorted to the nearest alley.

Dispatch From Ghana: The Promise of Dignity

Jacqueline Novogratz | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Novogratz

Dignity requires shifting from a worldview based on inevitability to one based on possibility. It requires bringing our best selves.

Travel Reveals 10 Ways America Is Different From the Rest of the World

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.

Top 10 Public Toilets Worth Talking About

Cheapflights | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Loo, john, commode, porcelain god, toilet -- whatever you call it, we all need one at some point during our travels. So, why not make it an interesting stop along the way?

The Global Glory Hole

Mark Simpson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

While the general relevance of gay culture for gay people tends to recede as homophobia rapidly falls off and integration speeds up, it shouldn't be a surprise that the world of anonymous sex persists and in fact flourishes. Like camp, it's the slutty sensibility of a culture of (too much) choice.

Why Parisian Rudeness Can Be A Medical Emergency

Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough | Posted 03.11.2013 | Travel
Elizabeth Zephyrine McDonough

I had my own personal encounter with "Paris Syndrome." When I first saw the toilet, I never would've guessed that it was going to eat me alive -- which is not to say that it didn't look suspicious.

FLIES FLUSHED: Only Two Flies Allowed In Each Beijing Toilet

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.23.2012 | Weird News

Beijing, China, is truly a repressive place -- for flies anyway. In an effort to improve the city's public toilets, Beijing bigwigs have decreed th...

Homelessness Myth #1: "Get a Job!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

"Get a job!" is an easy expression to say. However, for some homeless people, getting a job is an impossible dream.