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Putin’s Polonium-Poison Revenge on ex-Spy Laid Bare in UK Inquiry

Details of the defector Alexander Litvinenko’s gruesome death in 2006 finally get aired in a public hearing. Thousands of innocents were put at …

Girlfriend dressing: how guys are learning to borrow from the girls

Boyfriend blazers, boyfriend jeans – they’re two-a-penny in womenswear. From jewellery to heels to skirts, this autumn the boys will be borrowing from the girls<p>Everyone knows boyfriend dressing – baggy jeans, longer line T-shirts, mannish brogues. But girlfriend dressing – men borrowing from …

How to look interesting (when you’re not)

Fashion used to be about looking glamorous – but it’s a lot more complicated now. This year’s big trend? Looking as though you have led a fascinating life and are too interesting to put much effort into your clothes<p>Have you got the memo yet? Figured out how to win round one in 2015 fashion’s game? …

Joan Didion

Smart Ways To Make The Most Of A Compact Kitchen

<i>Joanna Simmons, Houzz Contributor</i><p>We might all dream of a huge family kitchen, but most of us have to make do with something smaller. That said, whatever the size of our kitchen, the demands we place on it tend to be the same. We want it to function well for preparing and cooking meals. We might …

Easy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe

Jane Hornby shares a foolproof recipe for classic carrot cake with raisins, pecans and cream cheese icing<p>Carrot cake is perfect as a first cake to make, since it’s less likely to be dry, due to the water content of the carrots. You can make the cake in squares or cupcakes instead of</b> …

The 7 Most Important Fitness Tracker Measurements

How they work and what healthy data looks like<p>In early 2015, Apple will release its first major product since 2010 -- a health tracker dubbed Apple Watch -- that will reportedly log a litany of biometric information using 10 different sensors. The wrist device has the same aesthetic as the Nike …

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Reader Recs

If you're looking for a bit of wanderlust, look no further than your bookshelf. Here are the best travel books, as told by our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans.<p>We recently asked our National Geographic Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite books for inspiring wanderlust. From the story of an …

Easy peanut butter cookies recipe

Jane Hornby shares a foolproof recipe for peanut cookies from her new book for baking beginners<p>These peanut butter cookies are incredibly moreish.<p><b>PREPARATION TIME</b><br>15mins<p><b>BAKING TIME</b><br>10 -12mins per batch<p><b>MAKES</b><br>24<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>140g whole unsalted roasted peanuts<br>250g plain flour<br>½ tsp baking powder<br>80g light …