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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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Books

New Zealand named world’s best country: prime minister welcomes Telegraph award

<b>New Zealand</b>was announced as Telegraph readers’ favourite country, with votes cast by almost 90,000 people in the widest-ranging travel survey of its kind.<p>Responding to the news, John Key, the New Zealand prime minister, described the result as “a great accolade.”<p>“Tourism forms a significant part of …

10 Coolest Melbourne Hotels To Experience In 2018

Forget what you know about hotels for a moment and repeat this word with us: Cool.<p>It takes a little more than room service and a half decent view of …

Steve Way: From cigarettes and alcohol to marathon man

<b>Maybe you're great and you just don't realise. Maybe there's a painter buried deep inside. A pianist? A pilot? A poet? You might be the finest puppeteer the world has seen. And never know it.</b><p>Steve Way didn't feel great back in 2007. Too many fags, too many kebabs, too much grog. Wasting away while …

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Gorgeous Black Rhino Recreated with Intricate Fabric Collage

Using fabric as her paint palette, Kenyan-based artist Sophie Standing produces gorgeous portraits of animals on her sewing machine. The one-of-a-kind pieces are constructed by first sketching the image onto a canvas and then appliqueing an intricate collage of fabric on top. Standing then stitches …

Art

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

4 Short Yet Powerful Quotes from Abraham Lincoln to Help You Grow | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

In today’s busy world, how do you find time to step back from your daily routine and think about where you’re actually going?<p>One great way is to tap …

Motivation

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Inside The Pixar Braintrust

In this exclusive excerpt from Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull unveils one of his key management tools–the Pixar Braintrust, which has helped the animation powerhouse score 14 box office hits in a row.<p>A hallmark of a healthy creative culture is that its people feel free to share ideas, opinions, and …

9 Pimm’s Cup Recipes to Toast Wimbledon

Much like the Kentucky Derby, Wimbledon is the perfect excuse to trade your PBRs in for some fancy cocktails. So put on your Lacoste, dig out your cocktail shaker and try out these classic summer Pimm’s cup recipes. We rounded up nine of the best ways to enjoy the U.K.’s liquor of choice. Cheers, …

Kanye West Sounds Off on Racism, Fashion Industry at Wireless Festival

Kanye West's appearance at London's Wireless Festival on July 4th offered the rapper another opportunity to share his feelings onstage, and he did …

Fashion Industry

Joey Chestnut, Hot Dog Champion, By the Numbers

He won last year by eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a total of 27,600 calories. How many actual chestnuts is that?<p>At last year's Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, Joey Chestnut won for the eighth time in a row by eating 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes, a total of 27,600 calories. Since none of that is …

Lifestyle

Amazing Digital Rendering

This is a 3D marketing campaign for Stryntrappa, a Norwegian company designing and producing stairs. When shooting stairs you need lots of space, …

Pistorius at risk of suicide, says psychologist’s report

Professor Jonathan Scholtz says that it is normal for people with disabilities to have exaggerated reactions to threats, strengthening the case of the athlete's defence team<p>Oscar Pistorius, the Paralympic champion accused of murdering his girlfriend, has been left suicidal by what happened and …

Eritrea president targeted by new Swedish law

Several top Eritrean leaders have been reported to the police for crimes against humanity by a Swedish law firm, as a new law took effect enabling such crimes committed anywhere else in the world to be prosecuted in Sweden.<p>The report lists a series of alleged crimes including torture and …

19 billionaires who grew up poor

<b>• Billionaires don't always come from moneyed backgrounds.</b><p><b>• In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor.</b><p><b>• From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here's a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing.</b><p>Billionaires aren't all born with silver …

Computer Science

What Japan's military shift means

<b>The administration of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced a major new interpretation of the security provisions of the country's 1947 constitution, permitting its Self Defence Forces (SDF) to participate for the first time in collective self-defence related activities.</b><p>In future, the …

Bill Gates: Eradicating polio easier than fixing U.S. education system

Fixing the U.S. education system is harder than eradicating some of the world’s worst diseases.<p>That’s what Bill Gates said on Monday during a talk at …

A Misspent Youth Doesn't Doom You To Heart Disease

We all know that a healthy lifestyle can keep heart disease at bay. But if like many of us you spent your 20s scarfing down pizza, throwing back a few too many beers and aggressively avoiding the gym, don't despair.<p>People who drop bad habits in their late 30s and 40s can reduce their risk of …

Best novels and fiction books of 2014

The must-read novels and short story collections of the year<p><b>THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH BY RICHARD FLANAGAN</b>(Chatto, 464pp)<p>A haunting story of POWs on the notorious Burma railway, which won the Man Booker prize<p>Read our review of <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep North</b><p>Buy <b>The Narrow Road to the Deep</b> …

Books

Woven Textile

Woven Textile<p>Fragment with reclining putto design.<p>Artist/maker unknown, Egyptian<p>Geography:<p>Made in Egypt, Africa<p>Date:<p>5th century<p>Medium:<p>Tan, blue, and red wool and linen tapestry weave<p>Philadelphia Museum of Art

What It Really Means If You're Dreaming About an Ex

But is a blast from the past haunting your dreams really a bad omen? "In general, having sexual feelings or dreams about other people is normal," says licensed counselor and relationship therapist Anne McKay. "It doesn't necessarily mean you want to cheat on your partner, it just means you're …