Online dating and its global impact | The Economist

Online-dating apps Tinder and Bumble have generated 20bn matches around the world. On Valentine's day we examine the effect of the online-dating revolution.

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Whether you’re after guys with bushy beards, a partner who has a passion for classical music or you want to find love for you and your pooch–there’s a dating app to meet your needs.

The truth about the Winter Olympics | The Economist

As the Winter Olympics gets underway in Pyeongchang, South Korea, we examine some of the challenges facing the Games

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The first Winter Olympics were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Those Games had 16 events. This year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in South Korea, will feature 102 events and include participants from an unprecedented 92 countries.

Office Hours: Multiple Shocks with the AD-AS Model

Think you understand the AD-AS model? Put your knowledge to test by exploring how three real-world examples of multiple shocks to an economy might play out.


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Carnival: origins of the world’s biggest party | The Economist

Carnival started as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt and has grown to become one of the largest celebrations in the world. Today more than 50 countries celebrate the tradition, but where did the party start?

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From samba blocos in Brazil to masked balls in Italy, Carnival is a truly global phenomenon, celebrated in over 50 countries around the world.

Wooden skyscrapers could be the future for cities | The Economist

Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation. Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel.

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By 2050 the world’s population is expected to soar to almost 10 billion people and two-thirds of us will live in cities.

Space will be at a premium.

Skyscrapers and Slums: What's Driving Mumbai's Housing Crisis?

Mumbai, India is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with limited available land. So why isn’t it covered in skyscrapers to make the most of available space?


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