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20 First Photos from the History of Photography

Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to …

These gorgeous photos of endangered animals will make you want to save the earth

With more than 50 species in the world currently listed as endangered, or critically endangered, on the World Wildlife Fund's Species Directory, …

Endangered Species

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Negative interest rates put world on course for biggest mass default in history

More than €2 trillion-worth of eurozone government bonds trade on a negative interest rate. It's a bubble that is bound to end badly<p>Here’s an astonishing statistic; more than 30pc of all government debt in the eurozone – around €2 trillion of securities in total – is trading on a negative interest …

Swim Your Way to a 6-Pack

Here's our seven-step plan for leaving everyone in your wake<p>We're giving it to you straight: You're never going to swim like Michael Phelps. For starters, you're probably not 6'4''—and in the water, length means speed. Then there's your—by comparison—penguinlike wing span. Phelps's span is 79 …

Best Buy finally sees the light, says yes to Apple Pay

Best Buy on Monday announced it’ll support a new wireless payments technology both in stores and in a version of its mobile app, with the latter …

35 Tips from 35 Swim Coaches

I would have to say my best tip I always tell my kids before they swim is,<p>“Swim your Race! Think like a Bumble Bee, Race like a Race horse! ”<p>I love …

Swimming

It’s not just the UK left behind by ‘booming’ London. It’s Londoners too | Aditya Chakrabortty

In the latest of our pre-election series, Aditya Chakrabortty goes back to Edmonton, another suburb failed by the national economy<p>‘You work at the Guardian, but you’re from Edmonton?” That but, and the genuine wonderment packed into it, made me laugh. This was Kate Osamor speaking! Come next …

Great Britain

British men getting untoned for summer

<b>BRITAIN’S men are getting their bodies into the perfect overweight shape for the beach.</b><p>With summer approaching, millions of men are on strict diets …

The 10 Best Fat Burning Eating Tips

If you want to get more from your diet by burning fat while feeding your muscles, here are 10 eating tips to burn more fat. Though these tips focus …

The 10 Must Know Jazz Guitar Chords | TWG

Playing the right chords through a jazz standard can be tricky without the right chord vocabulary. In this lesson, we will cover the <b>10 must know jazz</b> …

Electric Guitar

Cameron lines up pensions expert as minister | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday that he would appoint a well-known pensions expert, Ros Altmann, as a financial services minister if he returns to power after next month’s election.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and Ros Altmann (C) at a garden centre …

The Unfortunate Side-Effect of Buying From the Internet

Big industry, transport and air travel are the great culprits of climate change and, indeed, the amount of CO2 emissions from these activities can definitely be said to lie at the heart of anthropogenic causes of alterations to the Earth's climate patterns. Climate change is such a massive issue …

Tory crackdown on mortgage 'age discrimination'

David Cameron says he will help protect people taking advantage of the government's new pensions 'revolution' by appointing Dr Ros Altmann as minister for consumer protection<p>The Conservatives will help older people buy new homes by mounting a crackdown on banks refusing to lend them money and …

Turkey’s best beaches: readers' travel tips

Idyllic beaches with nesting turtles, beautiful ancient ruins and boat trips to remote coves all feature in our readers’ tips on the best beaches in Turkey<br>• Enter next week’s competition to win a £200 voucher<p>Nestled in a valley, overlooked by the ruins of Olympos (Tahtalı Dağı), lies one of the …

Troops arrest top Mexican cocaine trafficker in Cancun | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican troops arrested a top drug trafficker in the beach resort of Cancun who is wanted for running huge shipments of cocaine through Central America and to the United States, the government said on Sunday.<p>A journalist uses her cell phone to take a picture of a screen …

Pension freedom is all well and good … but how do I get my money?

Financial firms received around four times their normal volumes of calls last week as the over-55s rushed to take advantage of the new pension freedoms to pay off debts and fund one-off purchases of a lifetime. A speedboat, a Bentley, a holiday home in France and a child’s wedding were among the …

Retirement

Long-overdue tax revolt is finally under way in Britain

When I moved from New York to London in the mid-1990s as a foreign correspondent, I hired a British accountant to ease me into the country's tax system. That he did. He told me about non-domiciled tax status – non-dom for short – a popular little perk I had never heard of previously. I filled in a …

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 …

Apps