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Expert guide to Dubai

Local laws and etiquette<p>Islam is an important aspect of UAE daily life, even in Westernised Dubai. Emiratis adhere to Islamic codes of conduct, following the Five Pillars of Islam (ie, declaring there is no God but Allah, praying five times a day, donating to charity, fasting, and making the …

No more ‘room at the top’ as middle class face slide down social ladder

Oxford University study shows end to ‘golden age’ of ambition and social advancement with ‘far-reaching political and wider social implications’ for future generations<p>Middle class young people in Britain are increasingly likely to end up lower down the social ladder than their parents because the …

This London Bar’s Cocktail Menu Is A Gorgeous Pop-Up Book

A good cocktail isn’t just about the taste, or the alcohol content. It’s the peacock tail of drinks: it’s all about the look and the flair. That’s why a description or even a picture can’t do a well-designed cocktail justice. To properly get a feel for it, you’ve got to see it in 3-D.<p>That’s what’s …

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Top 10: Things to Do in Ireland in Fall

Travel<p>Harvest festivals, music, and ghost tours are the highlight of fall season on the Emerald Isle.<p>Festivals and events highlight the fall season in Ireland. Get out and enjoy harvest fairs, traditional music and arts, guided weekend walks, creepy ghost tours, and much more.<p>Tour the Tombs at …

Ukip fury as Red Cross reject Calypso song charity donation for Ebola victims

Chair of Ukip hits out after the Red Cross refuse to accept the proceeds of the 'Ukip Calypso' song which had been branded racist and offensive by critics<p>Ukip have accused the Red Cross of "playing politics with people's lives" after the charity refused to accept a donation raised through the sales …

The 'smart suitcase' that locks, weighs and tracks itself

Bluesmart is a hand luggage suitcase synced to an app on your smartphone, allowing you to control it from your mobile. It features a built-in scale indicating its weight and whether it meets your airline’s baggage requirements on your phone screen when you pull on the handle of the suitcase.<p>The …

Is this how London will look in the future?

The most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean

An insider's guide to the most romantic hotels in the Indian Ocean, including the best for overwater villas, spectacular beaches, private-dining, dramatic views, clifftop infinity pools and a plethora of watersports, in locations including the Maldives, Seychelles and Mauritius.<p><b>Maldives</b><p>These are …

11 ill-conceived adventures that ended in failure

Women, down your tools! Why it's finally time to stop doing all the housework

As new research shows women do almost twice as much housework as men, Reni Eddo-Lodge confronts the elephant lurking in most of our homes<p>A friend of mine once told me an interesting tale. Her mum had arrived home from a long day at work, only to be confronted by a sink full of dishes. Instead of …

Wearing Kimye

<b>Ashish</b><br>The London designer created a completely terrifying Kimye-inspired sweatshirt. For the girl who has everything.<p><b>Bieber, Justin</b><br>Appeared in Calvin Klein boxer briefs—and nothing else—at the brand’s Fashion Rocks event. Was naturally the most retweeted moment of #NYFW.<p><b>Blass, Bill</b><br>Stages yet …

People are pretty sure Alibaba’s blockbuster IPO has changed the world—but they don’t agree on how

It was clear to reporters, traders, and Alibaba fans who gathered at the New York Stock Exchange this morning that the e-commerce giant’s public listing was a unique moment in time, signifying something huge.<p>But what?<p>The event was enough of a milestone that a hundred or so (mostly) Chinese people …

Southern California's top luxury experiences

Home to a galaxy of movie stars, many of the USA’s most famously wealthy zip codes and over 300 days of sunshine every year, Southern California is the perfect place to satisfy your craving for a little – or maybe a lot of – luxury. Whether you aim to hit the beaches or unwind at a sybaritic spa, …

All change: The little things that will have to change if Scotland votes for independence

From stamps, phone roaming and Gretna Green to licence plates and web domains, it's not just the obvious things that could change if Scotland votes for independence<p>Becoming an independent country means more than flying a new flag. What other things will have to change?<p><b>Brinnng Brinnng</b><p>Scotland would …

Top 10 London for first-timers

London is huge, fast-paced and packed with things you’ve been told not to miss. It's a great city, but it can be hard for a first-time visitor to know where to start. Here are our recommendations for the top ten places to make a priority.<p>1. Tower of London<p>A world of English eccentricity strikingly …

The weird world of the Japanese love hotel

Funny Mr. Bean Photo-manips by Rodney Pike

Now these cracked me up! I was taking a good look at Rodney Pike's work, an awesome set of celebrity photo-manip caricatures, but a bunch of his …

Urban Outfitters' Kent State sweatshirt and 7 other controversial clothes

By<p>Urban Outfitters added to its wardrobe of controversial clothes on Monday by introducing a seemingly blood-stained Kent State University sweatshirt …

Gordon Brown's battle for Britain: 'You have to think about 100 years down the line'

Every time we try to make a getaway Gordon Brown is grabbed by another Scottish elder – just a quick word, a reminisce, a photo. This is the former prime minister in his heartland – South Lanarkshire council HQ, Hamilton, just outside Glasgow, among old-time Labour loyalists. There is lots of white …

Sleeping inside a landmark: seven historic buildings reopen their doors

What's old is new again – in New York and in Cusco, on the beach in Uruguay, on a Venetian island – as historic landmarks are reborn as contemporary hotels. While the interiors now feature futuristic amenities from glass-topped spas to Instagram stations, the buildings' colourful pasts remain. You …

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A Gap Year Is a Waste of Time, and You Don't Deserve it

Taking a gap year before University was one of the most self-indulgent, unproductive and unoriginal things I've ever done.<p>After five years having the …

Floating Around The House – How Suspended Furniture Can Add Space To Your Home

As far as this subject goes, <b>floating staircases</b> are probably the <b>most popular</b> and common feature that comes to mind but there are actually others even …

The Look And The Legend Of Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, nicknamed "The Look," was one of the last remaining vestiges of the golden age of Hollywood — with the mythology, unique beauty, and gravitas of all classic stars. In the wake of her death, this is how her legacy came to be and how it will live on.<p>Lauren Bacall was a woman of sharp …

3 Financial Goals To Focus On In Every Decade

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>They say wisdom comes with age—but it’s never too early (or late!) to start making smart money moves.<p>How do we know?<p>Well, after culling some of the most popular goals that our premium LearnVest users are working toward, we found that the more things …

Yolo and binge-watch added to online dictionary

<b>Yolo, an acronym for 'you only live once', is among the latest new words added to the Oxford online dictionary.</b><p>The phrase, along with 'adorbs' - meaning cute or adorable, and 'binge-watch' - which means to avidly watch something - has been added to oxforddictionaries.com.<p>The website is a catalogue …

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For London’s Cabbies, Job Entails World’s Hardest Geography Test

In Focus<p>Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur …

The Unauthorized Rules Of How To Dress At Goldman Sachs

So, having recently covered Tips for Surviving a Goldman Sachs Internship and Attending a Sporting Event With Your Boss, my latest attempt (by request) is a fresh, succinct, and definitive guide to dressing like an investment banker.<p>The genesis of this post is simple; American men dress like …

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