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2015 Edition: The year's best Magazine reads

<b>A collection of some of the best features from the BBC News Magazine this year, with an injection of your comments.</b><p>Michael House found this story so "enthralling" he missed his bus stop. It's the tale of the Bombshell Bandit aka Sandeep Kaur. The nurse's life changed at the age of 21 when she …

5 Squat Exercises From Top Models’ Personal Trainers

Squat exercises are key for toning, so we asked top personal trainers Matt Roberts and Danielle De Wildt for detailed instructions on how to do them …

Sajid Javid: 'Plenty of British Muslims would agree we can no longer be held back by political correctness'

Sajid Javid, the son of a Muslim bus driver, has enjoyed a smooth ride through the Tory party ranks to Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport. But could he make it all the way?<p>In Conservative circles the story of Sajid Javid’s family background has acquired almost the stamp of folklore. …

Sterling surge: 10 destinations where you'll have a cheaper holiday

The formula for the perfect flight

Ignoring for a second the fact that getting to the desired destination is the primary concern for most fliers, the flight booking company Skyscanner wanted to focus instead on what makes a flight enjoyable.<p>The company asked around 2,000 passengers whether they cared more about their flight being on …

UK coastal walks: Whitehaven, Cumbria

The coastline around Whitehaven is some of <b>Cumbria</b>'s best. This walk takes in Candlestick, Haig, Birkham’s quarry, and RSPB viewpoints, while those interested in ornithology will be attracted by the only breeding colony of black guillemots in England.<p>As Chris Gomersall, National Trust ranger at …

Hiking

Macro Photography Tips - Video Tutorials

This time of year is a great time to get out and find some macro photography subjects. So I dug around and found a few videos to help get you started …

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Adventurous Couple Quit Their Jobs and Built a Tiny Mobile House to Travel Across the Country

Guillaume Dutilh and Jenna Spesard are inspiring examples of what can happen when you decide to take the leap and follow your dreams. Two years ago, the couple were living in Los Angeles working as an engineer and an executive assistant for a movie studio to make ends meet. Guillaume had always …

Morecambe Bay scandal: 'lethal' warring behind deaths of mothers and babies

Dysfunctional relationships between midwives and doctors, and failings 'at every level' of the NHS allowed mothers and babies to die needlessly, an independent investigation finds<p>Eleven babies and one mother died following "a lethal mix" of failures in a "seriously dysfunctional" maternity unit at …

Radiation Therapy

The Week in Review: Measles Spreads, Vaccination Debate Continues

More than 100 people across 14 U.S. states have contracted measles this year as part of an outbreak that began after a December flare-up at Disneyland. Yearly cases have only topped 100 five times since 2001, a benchmark already passed in the first two months of 2015.<p>“There will be more cases…We …

The Best Way to Delete Photos From Your Memory Card

When it comes to photography, we spend most of our time thinking about taking photos – lighting, composition, exposure, and posing. Then, once the …

Spotlight: Globetrotter Maja Miasek

<b>My name is</b> Maja Miasek.<p><b>My love of</b> travel began a few years ago. I can’t complain about my daily life in Poland. But learning about the beauty and diversity of the world is truly addicting.<p>When it comes to dropping everything to go to Africa to spot a herd of elephants, I’m the person to call. …

Pharaoh of "Lost Dynasty" Died Brutal Death, Forensic Study Reveals

Forgotten pharaoh may have been earliest Egyptian ruler to die in battle.<p>Skeletal analysis of a little-known Egyptian pharaoh, whose remains were discovered only last year, has revealed dramatic details about the ruler's violent death.<p>King Senebkay lived between 1650 and 1550 B.C. near the ancient …

Archaeology

10 Hot Healthy Ways To.. Burn Fat Fast

Life<p>by Contributor | 03 03 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Burn Fat Fast<p>Lovisa from Lifesum<p>Let’s face it, who wouldn’t want to know how to …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

Why Auschwitz should be a selfie-free zone

Why did I visit Auschwitz? Why does anyone? I suppose I went because I’m a writer and Auschwitz permeates modern culture: from Bent to Samuel Beckett to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. I’m also Jewish and, like it or not, Auschwitz is part of my identity even though I lost no close relatives to the …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Slow boat to Thailand's temple cities of Ayutthaya and Sukhothai

My guide Ling told me that when Thais come to Ayutthaya and Sukhothai, they aim to visit nine temples in one day. “The word nine sounds like the word for progress,” she said, “and they think a quick tour of nine temples might bring them more money.”<p>I sighed. Any romantic notions I harboured about …

Jordan: Trip of a Lifetime

Sometimes, the name on the map is only part of the story. In the case of Jordan, it is barely a fragment. True, this intriguing country has only been painted on to the global atlas since 1921, emerging as the Emirate of Transjordan in the wake of the First World War before achieving full …

5 of England's best short cycling routes

With the summer in full swing, now's the time to get out on your bike. Matt Carroll, author of UK cycling guide Escape Routes, shares his five …

8 things you never knew about Vanuatu

Vanu-what? From a perilous postbox to depositing pigs tusks at the bank, here's how to get to grips with the tantalisingly remote archipelago of …

Vanuatu

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

Italy

What Outdoor Photos Would Look Like with Other Stars and Planets as Our Sun and Moon

The photo illustration above shows what a photo of a sunset here on Earth would look like if the sun were replaced with Arcturus, one of the …

Understanding the Exposure Triangle in Photography

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Even with the advent of digital technology, the …

Rubens' Antwerp laid bare

If he was looking down from the heavens last September, Sir Peter Paul Rubens might have had a wry chuckle at the result of the Scottish independence vote. After all, he was one of the key proponents of the original “Better Together” campaign. It was to Rubens whom King Charles I had turned to …

You have 8.8 seconds to impress with your CV. Here's how

New research has shown that you have less than 9 seconds to grab the attention of a potential employer. On the UK's busiest day for career development, Louisa Symington-Mills, unpicks the best way to make yours stand out<p>If one of your goals for this year was to take charge of your career, then …

Employment

Terra Firma: Portrait of a Planet - Photographs by Richard Waite | LensCulture

<i>“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”</i><p><i>—Ansel Adams</i><p>For over 10 years, photographer Richard Waite has been traveling around the world, seeking out the most remote (and extraordinary) landscapes that the …

Highlights of a Nile river cruise: in pictures