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A New Source of Fuel in an Aging Japan: Adult Incontinence

HOUKI, Japan — The restorative waters that flow into the public baths in this town near the coast of western…

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Urbanites Flock to Atlantic Canada as Pandemic Blunts Cities’ Appeal

BONAVISTA, Newfoundland — Only a few years ago in Bonavista, a small and sleepy windswept fishing town in Newfoundland, dozens…

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After the Flood, It’s Not Just ‘About the Coming Back’

MILLBURN, N.J. — To survive the pandemic’s waves, Kevin Cao, the owner of Thai House Restaurant, halted dine-in service, cut…

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For Britain’s Seaside Resorts, Rejuvenation in Small Doses

This article is part of our latest special report on Waterfront Homes. Britain has had a centuries-long obsession with seaside…

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A South African Town Lacks Water and Electricity. But Mayors? It Has Two.

LICHTENBURG, South Africa — Walking through what could be the charming tree-lined streets of Lichtenburg in South Africa’s rural heartland…

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A Hot, Dusty Town in the Middle of Nowhere? We’ll Take It.

MELBOURNE, Australia — From the air, the tiny outback town of Quilpie, Queensland, appears to be in the middle of…

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