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Tokyo's disaster tips, from earthquakes to terrorism – in pictures

The Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Guide shows you, among other things, how to stockpile properly, how to make a spoon out of a milk carton, and generally what to do when the big one hits. Includes advice on ‘accepting death’

Earthquakes

The 25 greatest British novels

BBC Culture contributor Jane Ciabattari polled 82 book critics from outside the UK, to pick Britain’s best novels ever – this is what some had to say about the top choices.<p>What are the greatest British novels ever written? In search of a collective critical assessment, BBC Culture contributor Jane …

Literature

CONFIRMED: The Carb Habit That Takes You From Overweight To Slim

Although a bit of body chub is necessary to keep us in good health, too much of the stuff can have the opposite effect on life expectancy and …

22 Nature Photos Taken In 2015 That Will Blow You Away

An inspiring sneak peek at some of the stunning pictures entered into the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>The natural world never fails to be the perfect subject for the avid photographer. Enjoy a selection of some of the best entries so far in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.<p>"The …

44 Ways To Lose 4 Inches Of Body Fat With Nutrition and Exercise

Fat: It’s the stuff that gives ice cream its creaminess, pizza its dreaminess, and Nicki Minaj her twerkiness. In the right places and in the right …

Oetzi the Iceman's nuclear genome gives new insights

<b>New clues have emerged in what could be described as the world's oldest murder case: that of Oetzi the "Iceman", whose 5,300-year-old body was discovered frozen in the Italian Alps in 1991.</b><p>Oetzi's full genome has now beenreported in Nature Communications.<p>It reveals that he had brown eyes, "O" blood …

How to Make Pushups 3 Times More Effective

This is the ultimate way to build raw strength during the exercise<p>You can do pushups the way everyone else does them—as fast as possible, up and down.<p>Or you can do them with a dead stop at the bottom.<p>The latter is more difficult, but it’s a true test of strength. And it’s the way <i>Men’s Health</i> …

Workouts

7 tiny solar-powered homes

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Want to see the state of the art in solar-powered architecture? Then head to the Solar Decathlon in Southern California where the US Department of Energy challenges students from around the world to create the most efficient solar-powered house. These tiny, high-tech homes are …

Clean Energy

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

21 Decorating Ideas Every Bookworm Will Love

Book lovers are notorious hoarders. We pile books on our nightstands and squeeze them underneath our beds. We fill up bookcases and create sky-high stacks on the floor. Instead of hiding books in every nook and cranny, let's celebrate this literary passion in our home.<p>Wear your library card loud …

NASA Spacecraft Provides First View of Our Place in the Galaxy

WASHINGTON - NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft has made it possible for scientists to construct the first comprehensive sky …

The Most Underrated Tourist Attractions in Europe

Let me just come out and say it: I hate tourist attractions. Or rather, I hate touristy tourist attractions. Don’t get me wrong, the Mona Lisa’s got …

Check out the Winners of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards

Another year’s worth of stunning photographs show both the beautiful and macabre sides of nature.<p>Another year of nature’s drama and rarefied forms are captured in the winning entries of the 2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Canadian amateur photographer Don Gutoski was the Grand Title winner …

Ireland's Castles

Castles dot the countryside of the Irish Isles. Some remain private homes, some are open to the public, and some are mere ruins of what they once were.

Ireland

Everything I ever knew or said about green sustainable design was probably wrong

The drawing above, or some version of it, has been part of every sustainable design class since about 1970: have lots of south facing windows …

10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die

On the occasion of the Nobel Prize in Literature being awarded to Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich, here’s an annotated list of the cream of …

30 Masculine Bedroom Ideas Evoking Style

Enigmatic or minimalist, rustic or industrial, a man’s bedroom is the place where a lifestyle emerges. Choosing to surround yourself with fragments …

Interior Design

100 books everyone should read Amazon Goodreads

To celebrate, start working your way through this list of 100 Books To Read in a Lifetime, as voted on and ranked by users of Goodreads, the largest book recommendation site on the web.<p>Amazon, which owns Goodreads, had its editors agonize over their own list, but the two turned out very …

What Were We Reading 30 Years Ago? 1985′s 10 Bestselling Books

It’s time for our annual look back at the 1980s, to see whether the bestselling novels of the era have stood the test of time, or if they were …

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

HP’s new all-in-one PC is curved and ultra wide

HP is introducing a number of new PCs today, but easily the most impressive — on a physical level, at least — is the Envy Curved All-in-One PC: a Windows 10 machine built into a curved and extremely wide 34-inch display. Just imagine how many windows you could have up at once. It's, like, a lot.<p>The …

DIY 1000 watt wind turbine

• Home<br>• ><br>• Wind Power<br>• ><br>• DIY 1000 watt wind turbine<p>posted 3 years ago<br>Categories: Wind Power<p>by sspence<p>We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the …

Four Books Every Novelist Should Read

Here are the four books I’m recommending to students in my Novel Writing Master Class. These are essential reading for anyone interested in narrative …

Writing

Heating Things Up with Passive Solar Design

Passive solar design <b></b>offers an affordable alternative to expensive active solar energy systems to use energy from the sun to heat and cool a …

Home Improvement

14 No-Brainer Ways to Be Greener at Home

These everyday moves can help you waste less and save more.<p>These everyday moves can help you waste less and save more.