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12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

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10 of the best country campsites in France

The authors of the latest Cool Camping: France book pick the best family-friendly sites from Normandy to the Pyrenees<p>Historic chateau, Normandy<p>Since its commission – by none other than William the Conqueror – <b>Château de Monfréville</b>, 10km from the Normandy coast, has housed everyone from Walt …

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Can't ski, won't ski: why are so many non-skiers heading to the pistes?

New research has found that over a million Britons book a holiday to a ski resort each year without intending to hit the slopes while they're there.<p>Nearly £700 million is spent each season by these holidaymakers, who go on a winter holiday purely to enjoy après entertainment and alternative …

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Visitors to Italy can stay for free by sharing skills and goods

Thousands of B&Bs in Italy are offering stays in exchange for services and skills ranging from social media to live music, DIY to olive picking<p>Travellers who are short of cash (and don’t mind a spot of dishwashing) could bag themselves a free holiday in Italy this winter thanks to an initiative …

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Top 10 souvenir shops in Venice

Venice is awash with tacky carnival masks and Murano glass made in China, but away from the tourist boutiques unique gifts can be found in the city’s artisan ateliers, art studios, vintage stores and bookshops<p>• Have you come across a great souvenir shop in Venice recently?<p>Oi Va Voi Studio<p>On a …

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House prices in England and Wales fall by £3,600

Month-on-month drop takes average asking price to £304,222 as Brexit uncertainty and summer slowdown kick in<p>The average price of a home in England and Wales has fallen by £3,600 in August so far, as Brexit uncertaintycombines with the summer holiday slowdown.<p>The £3,602 month-on-month fall in the …

Housing

Edinburgh’s most perfect house

How to transform US landmarks with just a few paper props

“Someone once said “Go out and transform the world”. I took it literally”, declares globetrotting photographer Rich McCor on his Instagram profile – and he’s made a career out of doing just that.<p>In his latest shot, McCor – aka Paperboyo – turns Las Vegas's Statue of Liberty replica into a …

DIY phone camera lenses and filters

Use these everyday items to make your own phone camera accessories, including a macro lens and ring light.<p>These DIY lenses and filters are all inexpensive and add a bit of fun to your phone photography. But if you're looking to spend some serious cash on phone lenses, take a look at the Zeiss …

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Acesori 5 Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit | Popular Science Shop

• Fish Eye Lens<br>• Wide-Angle Lens<br>• Macro Lens<br>• 3 Lens Lanyard<br>• 3 Lens Covers<br>• Microfiber Cleaning Cloth<br>• Carrying Pouch<br>• Metal Rings<br>• Manufacturer's 1 Year Warranty

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The first colour photographs of France

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

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NASA Celebrates Hubble's 26th Birthday With Some Spectacular New Space Porn

What better way to celebrate Hubble’s 26th birthday than by releasing a gorgeous new photo taken by the intrepid space telescope. Behold the Bubble …

Emma Stone to play JFK's eldest sister in tale of enforced lobotomy

New film will tell story of Rosemary Kennedy, who was left with the mental capacity of a two-year-old after botched operation carried out on the order of Joseph Kennedy Sr<p>Emma Stone will star as John F Kennedy’s lesser-known eldest sister Rose Marie “Rosemary” Kennedy, who was lobotomised at the …

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Milky Way over a frozen pond

The Milky Way rising over a frozen pond in Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Massachusetts.<p>There’s an editor here at EarthSky (me!) who especially …

✨ An epic, star-studded night on the coast of Finland. Photo by @mikkolagerstedt 💫 Find him & his spellbinding work at 500px.com/mikkolagerstedt

How to make perfect pizza at home

Xanthe Clay reveals the secrets to getting a crispy base for your pizza<p>Crisp, chewy crust, puffy edge, and fresh toppings all hot from the oven: nothing is better, or more universally popular than a good pizza. And simple too – it’s just bread with some bits and bobs on top, after all. So why is it …

Thousands of Sheets of Paper Dyed and Rolled to Form Colorful Gradient Images

Seoul-based artist Ilhwa Kim hand-dyes, cuts, and rolls thousands of individual sheets of Korean mulberry paper to form vibrant, three-dimensional works of art bursting with striking patterns and imagery. The rigid layers of paper, which she calls “seeds,” are carefully arranged according to color …

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These Snow Art Creations Are About to Become Your Favorite Thing About Winter

Suddenly your snowman feels a little less impressive, doesn't it? This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com.<p>Making the most of winter snow usually means skiing and snowboarding, plus making a few snow people and maybe an igloo with the kids if you're feeling ambitious. For British …

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Happy Father's Day — All for the Boys

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” ― Jim Valvano<p>Author: Allison Waken<p>Allison Waken is a wife, …

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One of my greatest near-summer memories was when — mere days away from college graduation — a big group of us piled into our cars and headed to the Dan River. We rented inner tubes and spent the entire day in the sun, lazily floating down the river with a stocked cooler. What I would give to be …

UK Handmade Magazine Spring 2013

UK Handmade Magazine Spring 2013<p>Follow<p>UK Handmade Magazine Spring 2013<p>Throw off those winter woollies, fling open your windows and breathe in some …

UK Handmade Magazine Summer 2013

UK Handmade Magazine Summer 2013<p>Follow<p>UK Handmade Magazine Summer 2013<p>We may not be able to guarantee you actual sunshine with our beloved British …