More Posts On: Health and Environment

6 Amazing Hotels Which Were Never Built — and One Real Underwater Residence Just Announced

Stays at hotel and resort properties around the world are discussed in articles with photographs here at The Gate with the main purpose of giving you information to reach a decision about whether or not you should stay at them if you find yourself in the corners of the planet where they are located — but imagine six hotel properties which were planned but never realized.

Although…

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Standard Time 2018 Reminder: Clocks Turn Back One Hour

If you have a flight tomorrow departing from most locations within the United States and Canada, remember that clocks turn back — or “fall back” — one hour due to the end of Daylight Saving Time, meaning that…Standard Time 2018 Reminder: Clocks Turn Back One Hour

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Lessons Learned From Food Allergy Tragedy Aboard an Airplane

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse was 15 years old when she tragically died in a hospital in France after suffering from an allergic reaction aboard an airplane operated by British Airways during a flight from London to Nice in July of 2016 — and an official inquest into how this fatality could have been prevented has concluded.

The daughter of Tanya and Nadim Ednan-Laperouse was eating a sandwich — the labeling of which gave no indication that the food was not free of sesame seeds, to which she is severely allergic.

“The Sept. 28 conclusions of…

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Allergic Passenger Versus Animal: Did a Cat Really Get Priority Over a Human Passenger?

Lewis Reckline is severely allergic to cats — so when his eyes began to water and his throat became scratchy aboard an airplane operated by Delta Air Lines prior to departure from Atlanta to Oklahoma City, he and his wife Jackie called for the attention of a member of the flight crew.

A woman had apparently boarded with her two cats. Mr. Reckline started experiencing the symptoms of his allergies within only minutes after boarding the airplane, which ultimately forced…

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See The One Surviving Rejected Design of Central Park in New York

Central Park is an oasis in the otherwise concrete jungle of Manhattan — and at greater than 750 acres in area, you can lose yourself in portions of the park where the flora of the natural wilderness fools you into disbelief that you are actually in the heart of a major world city…

…but imagine entering a competition with which you could win…

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9 Different Architectural Styles of The Empire State Building Reimagined

The Empire State Building is unquestionably one of the most famous buildings on the planet — and despite it losing its title of the tallest building in the world back in 1970 when the North Tower of the twin towers of the World Trade Center was still under construction, it never lost its iconic status in the world of skyscraper architecture.

As the first building in the world to be comprised of greater than 100 floors, the Empire State Building stands at 1,250 feet tall — but the antenna extends the official height of the structure to…

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I Walked At Least 30 Miles This Week?

I have no idea how accurate is the mobile software application program known as Health on my mobile telephone, but I never activated it and did not bother to look at it until just now — and according to it, I walked at least 30.68 miles this week.

I am…

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Stricter Requirements for Emotional Support Animals By Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines will require all passengers traveling with emotional support animals and psychiatric service animals to provide documentation of proof of health or vaccinations a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the departure of a flight effective as of Monday, September 17, 2018 — and emotional support animals are limited to only one per passenger; to only dogs and cats; and must remain in a carrier or be on a leash at all times.

For new flight reservations which are booked on or after Monday, September 17, 2018, passengers who travel with emotional support and psychiatric service animals must confirm to Southwest Airlines…

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10 Flags Around the World — and Their Evolution Over the Years

Along with its currency, nothing represents a nation as does its flag. It is the visually graphic emblem of a country, steeped with meaningful components which are designed to announce to the rest of the world the pride in which its citizens feel; and for centuries, people have generally been united under that ultimate symbol of nationality and love for country as an inspiration for patriotism — whether engaging in battle or waving it at a sporting event.

Because national flags have such a symbolic political purpose and importance, many of the designs with which we are currently familiar have changed over the years — some of them substantially. The colors and symbols on a national flag must be carefully chosen in ensuring that they capture the essence of that nation. As the sense of identity shifts, so, too, does the design…

…and then again, some countries attempt to change the flag with no success. Look no further than…

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