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Slaves, serfs, apprentices and property rights | Letters | World news | The Guardian

The excellent article by David Olusoga (13 February), together with subsequent letters (15 February), seeks to place the 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act in context. But both sides of the debate follow an essentially Anglocentric approach. The total awards made by the Slave Compensation Commission …

Black History

Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death.<p>The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the …


How to break the habit of checking your phone all the time

Smartphone dependency is everywhere. Take a glance at your day-to-day life and you'll notice your friends are a bit too preoccupied with their …

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …


Her er alt søppelet etter Kristine siden høsten 2015

Ett lite syltetøysglass.<p>Oppi ligger noen gamle bussbilletter i plast, emballasjen fra en hamburger og andre småting som ikke kan resirkuleres.

Is sugar the world’s most popular drug?

It eases pain, seems to be addictive and shows every sign of causing long-term health problems. Is it time to quit sugar for good?<p>Imagine a drug that can intoxicate us, can infuse us with energy and can be taken by mouth. It doesn’t have to be injected, smoked, or snorted for us to experience its …


Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

10 Ways to Improve Apple Watch Battery Life with WatchOS 3

Users have complained about Apple Watch's battery life since its release. Depending on how much you use the Apple Watch, it can last anywhere from six hours to two days. Regardless, the Apple Watch’s battery needs to be charged each night. Compared to other wearables and fitness trackers, that’s …


Will We Miss Our Last Chance to Save the World From Climate Change?

"We have not hit the disastrous level," says leading climate scientist James Hansen. "But we are close."<p>In the late 1980s, James Hansen became the …


9 Insanely Easy Ways To Fix Your iPhone

Dropped your phone in a pool? Don't use uncooked rice.<p>Whether you lost you phone, somehow filled up its storage to capacity, or accidentally jumped into a pool with it in your pocket, DON'T FEAR. Here are a few solutions to the most common iPhone problems.


The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

If you thought the iPhone wasn't for tinkerers, think again. Workflow puts powerful task automation in the palm of your hand.<p>When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that …


5 Bad Bed Habits Keeping You From a Happier, Healthier Life

<i>This article originally appeared on</i><p>Not Going to Bed on a Schedule<p>I’ve had tremendous success controlling my sleep with this …


Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

You Have to See the Ikea Hack That Allows This Family of 7 to Sleep in the Same Bed

They hacked Ikea to make a pillowy wonderland.<p>When Texas mom blogger Elizabeth Boyce posted a picture of her Ikea bed hack that allows her family of seven (two adults, five kids) to all sleep in the same bed, the Internet exploded. Lots of people thought it was strange, but Boyce had responses for …

Road Trips
United States

How the South Skews America

We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.<p>Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the …

Political Science
New Hampshire