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A Taxi Service in Which Passengers Rate Drivers — And Vice Versa

A new company called Uber simplifies the process of hailing a cab. Just activate an app on your smartphone, and Uber will send a car to your location. You won’t even have to handle any money: Uber calculates the total fee on arrival, adds tax and a mandatory tip, and then charges the whole fee to [...]

The Swedish Christmas Straw Goat

Christmas is less than a month away, so it’s time to put up your Christmas straw goat. That’s what the town of Gävle, Sweden has done every year since 1966, although residents support the practice for different reasons: Half of the people take pride in the giant animal, while the other half take equal pride in [...]