Lifestyle

  • Could Liberté Living-Lab be the future of start-ups?

    By on Jan. 6, 2017

    These days it's hard to ignore civic tech - a collective term for the startups and platforms that seek to provide solutions to social, economic and political problems. In Paris, Liberté Living-Lab is looking to support a new sort of startup.

  • New Europe 100: Looking to the East for encouragement

    By on Nov. 22, 2016

    In light of recent events, the division of a potentially utopist Europe seems more possible than ever. Thanks to new research, though, we have found a way to lift your spirits. Presenting our selection of the best of the New Europe 100: a group of individuals in Central and Eastern Europe that are going to change the world. 

  • The Dark Net: Neither entirely dark, nor entirely light

    By on Oct. 31, 2016

    The Dark Web is strange to many, often labeled as a cesspool of criminals thanks to stories like Silk Road, the online marketplace for illegal drugs. But there is a lighter side to this shadowy part of the Internet.

  • In Wikipedia We Trust?

    By on Aug. 17, 2016

    Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown into one of the most used sources of information on the planet. But when any one of its millions of pages can be anonymously edited at any time, how do you know what to believe?

  • The art of switching off

    By on Aug. 3, 2016

    The world turns and we turn with it. Sometimes we may feel as though we're on a treadmill, running too fast to jump off. So just how does Generation Y free itself from the shackles of everyday life and its associated stresses? We spoke to three people who make very different uses of their free time.

  • [Video] Cafébabel: 15 years and still going strong

    By on May 10, 2016

    Cafébabel is 15 years old! When we sat down to discuss how best to celebrate this glorious event, we weren't short of ideas. An interview with Queen Elizabeth II on the subject of Brexit? A rooftop party at European Parliament? An #EUtoo report beamed down from the moon? We finally settled on the magic of film! Here it is, made especially for Babelians everywhere: our anniversary video.

  • Generation What?: A self portrait of Europe’s youth (2/2)

    By on May 6, 2016

    "It's important that you take to the streets. Young people need to spread outside of their circle of friends and acknowledge that they are part of a collective that ignores its own existence." The second part of our interview with Christophe Nick, the co-founder of the operation aimed at passing the mic to Europe’s youth. 

  • Lost in Manboo: My life in a cyber-café

    By on May 4, 2016

    Most people only spend an hour or two in Tokyo's cyber-cafés. It's one thing to spend a sleepless night in front of a screen, and another to spend your whole life bathed in an electric glow. Masata and Hitomi live in a four square metre cubicle. For them, despite sleeping on the floor, the Manboo café is home. The latest documentary from our partners at 99.media.

  • Behind the numbers: Queen Elizabeth II likes this

    By on April 26, 2016

    She’s just turned 90, and Her Majesty Elizabeth II, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, “likes” this. She celebrated by offering 50,000 pounds a year to a “Head of Digital Engagement”.

  • Generation What?: A self portrait of Europe’s youth (1/2)

    By on April 21, 2016

    "You are the most educated generation the world has ever seen. It's absolutely necessary that you emerge with force and dynamism." The minds behind the project Generation What? are helping Europe’s youth to create their own self-portrait. The vast comparative survey not only allows young people to get to know themselves; it ultimately brings them together as an active community.