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People demonstrate for the legalisation of gay marriage and parenting on December 16, 2012 in Paris, France.

The 29 countries around the world where same-sex marriage is legal

Costa Rica became the latest country to approve same-sex marriage on May 26, 2020, becoming the first nation in Central America to do so.

This chart shows just how many jobs can be done from home in other countries

Many employees are working at home during the pandemic. Researchers found that the share of remote jobs varies by country, with Luxembourg at the top.

The 20 countries in the world best prepared for an epidemic like coronavirus still aren’t really all that ready

A 2019 report comparing how ready 195 countries are for a pandemic suggests even the best prepared have a lot of work to do. Now coronavirus is here.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon.

The most iconic tourist attraction in 26 countries around the world

There's something powerful about finally seeing a famous landmark or natural wonder in person instead of on a postcard (or on Instagram).

The countries with the youngest populations in the world

The world's population is aging, but these countries still have a disproportionately high percentage of young people.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon.

The most iconic tourist attraction in 25 countries around the world

There's something powerful about finally seeing a famous landmark or natural wonder in person instead of on a postcard (or Instagram).
Kindergarten looks different all over the world.

What kindergarten looks like in 7 countries around the world

Some kindergartens around the world allow students to stay outside all day, climb a tree to get to class, and even do yoga.

This map shows that each US state is basically its own country

Using data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the CIA World Factbook, we found the country with the closest-sized economy to each state.
A street bar at a bus terminal in Bridgetown, Barbados.

The 20 unhealthiest countries on earth, ranked

Countries most people consider to be idyllic, such as St. Lucia and Barbados, ranked poorly, which comes down to poor diet and lack of exercise.
Taiwan is one of the best places to be a working female expat.

RANKED: The 10 best countries for women to work abroad

Women are more likely to move abroad to support their partner's career than their own, according to the research.