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Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

This Retailer Spent $30,000 on Its Employees--and Got $3 Million of Sales in Return

Gap stores conducted research that might turn industry labor practices upside down--while squashing 4 productivity killers along the way.<p>Everyone's looking for the keys to improved productivity and a way to dramatically improve performance. There are few industries more in need of such secrets than …

The coins in your pocket that could be worth thousands of pounds - look out for these

You might want to rummage through your pockets – as your change could be worth a small fortune.<p>The London Olympic 50p coin changes hands for £3,000 …

I’ll always hate what Thatcher stood for – but I’ve come to respect her | Joseph Harker

The more one compares her with later politicians, both Labour and Tory, the more she towers above them. And she wasn’t always wrong<p>Margaret Thatcher was the dominant political figure of my early adulthood. I never liked what she stood for: from the moment I saw her 1978 World In Action TV interview …

Great Britain

Third Trump-branded hotel attempts to cut ties with the US president

Not so long ago, an association with a US president, whether sitting or retired, would have been regarded as something of immense value.<p>But a luxury hotel which bears the name of the current incumbent of the White House has decided that it no longer wants the connection - and is seeking to cut ties.<p>…

15 Million Nigerians Lack Access to Drinking Water -Unicef

Citizens drink water from rivers, lakes, ponds, streams and irrigation canals, and unless the government puts in more effort to ensure accessibility …

Nigeria: 4 Strange Cultural Practices Associated With Marriage in Nigeria

Ethnic map of Nigeria.<p>Nigeria has over 250 ethnic groups. Hence, it should not surprise anyone that among these groups, there will be some strange …

Banks consider changing security codes on debit and credit cards every hour to foil online fraudsters

Banks are considering adopting debit and credit cards where the security code changes every hour, to keep ahead of online fraudsters.<p>UK financial institutions are looking at the technology which has unveiled in France last year.<p>The new cards replace the printed three-digit security code on the back …

This Pitcher of Strawberry Mojitos Has a Smart Secret

Reserve 6 whole strawberries for garnish. Hull and then slice the remaining strawberries and place in a pitcher. Add the lime juice and sugar and …

This Lemon-Turmeric Chicken Is Sticky, Sweet & Satisfying

Budget-friendly chicken thighs — cooked simply in some olive oil with salt and pepper — consistently deliver juicy, flavorful results. But sometimes …

What Happens When My 5-Year-Old Makes the Weekly Meal Plan

Just for fun, I let my 5-year-old daughter make this week's meal plan. As you might guess, her dinner choices are basic kid fare — with requests for …

Italy is giving away over 100 historic castles and villas for free

Struggling to see how you’ll ever get on the property ladder? The Italian government could have the perfect solution for you.<p>It’s giving away a total …

Turn Ripe Bananas into a One-Bowl Banana & Brown Sugar Cake

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Generously coat a 9 by 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Lay the banana halves …

Dessert

The Cheapest Day To Buy An International Plane Ticket, Mapped By Destination

It could save you tons of money.<p>Pinpointing when to buy your plane ticket can be a major headache. Thankfully, this map lays the rules out brilliantly.<p>Analysts at CheapAir.com reviewed more than 351 million individual airfares sold on more than a million international routes in 2016. They tracked …

Air Travel

How To Make Cloud Eggs, Instagram's New Breakfast Darling

Think meringue meets baked eggs.<p>If you thought you knew everything there was to make with eggs, you were wrong. Cloud eggs are the latest breakfast craze on Instagram, and they’re a whole new take on your morning eggs. Part meringue and part baked eggs, cloud eggs are meant to look like a sun …

Breakfast

Oukitel K10000 Pro smartphone goes two weeks on one charge

The Oukitel K10000 Pro can confidently say that it has the longest battery life of any smartphone currently on the market. Its enormous 10,000mAh is …

Housing crisis: more than 200,000 homes in England lie empty

Birmingham is the city outside London with the most unused properties, followed by Bradford and Liverpool, new figures show<p>More than 200,000 homes in England with a total value of £43bn were empty for at least six months during 2016 despite the desperate shortage of properties to rent and …

French Drugs Maker Targets Africa With Nigerian Acquisition

Biogaran SAS, a closely held French pharmaceuticals manufacturer, plans to tap into Nigeria’s $1.3 billion drugs market as a launchpad for its …

Real-life Willy Wonkas: how Hotel Chocolat turns bean into bar from a paradise HQ in St Lucia

The British entrepreneurs behind Hotel Chocolat have revolutionised the industry by growing their own beans, and bringing ethically produced, high-quality chocolate to a mass market. We visit their idyllic estate on St Lucia to discover how they do it.<p>One of the most surprising things about Hotel …

Kuwait Is Best Off, Nigeria Worst in Fitch's 2017 Oil Break-Even

Kuwait’s in the best position of major oil exporting nations in the Middle East, Africa and parts of Europe to have a balanced government budget this …

Honeycomb And Baklava Ice Cream Cones

Step 1<p>Preheat The Oven<p>Preheat an oven to 190ºC.<p>Step 2<p>Bake The Pastry<p>Lay a sheet of filo pastry onto a baking tray and brush with butter. Place …

African countries are wasting money on an outdated method of infrastructure investment

In a remarkable feat of engineering earlier this month, Glasgow Airport‘s runway was resurfaced with new high-tech material, all at night while Scotland slept. This was in sharp contrast with the decision by Nigeria to close down Abuja Airport for repairs to its runway. Passengers fly to the …

Here's how much it costs both Saudi Arabia and the US to produce oil

When crude oil prices crashed into the $20 range early last year, it had most oil-producing nations quaking in their boots. That's because few countries can make much -- if any -- money at that price point. I say <i>most</i> because there are a handful of producers that were still able to make a tidy …

Oil

The 13 best gins that you might not know about

The continuing gin boom means sales of spirits are earning more money for the Treasury than beer for the first time ever.<p>Gin sales have surged by 12pc over the past year with a total of 43 million bottles sold across the country according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.<p>Though a good solid …

Wine & Spirits