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Ray Wilkins dead: Chelsea and Manchester United legend dies days after suffering heart attack, aged 61

Ray Wilkins died on Wednesday, one week on from a heart attack and fall at his home.<p>The ex-England captain, 61, had been in a medically induced coma …

Some Simple Ways To Have A Healthier Mind This Year

How to be a better friend to yourself in 2018, and feel happier for it<p>We now spend almost eight hours a day consuming media. Eight hours every day scrolling through mind-numbing social media, WhatsApping our excuses to cancel on plans and reading terrifying news reports of potential nuclear …

How to Get What You Want Out of Life

A simple six-step system for achieving success.<p>We all have dreams of what we want from life, but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. Just wishing for something will not make it happen.<p>I've devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully …

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American …

Depression

10 Tough-but-Essential Questions That Will Set You Up for Success in 2018

The period after the holiday craziness is ideal for serious soul searching. Here's what to ask yourself.<p>According to science, if you want to actually keep your New Year's resolution, it's better to start it February first. Why? Because the hubbub of celebrations and back-to-work chaos in January …

5 Habits That Let Emotionally Intelligent People Adapt To Anything

The ability to stay flexible and open-minded in uncertain times isn’t just a personality thing. It also depends on what you do.<p>Adaptability has always mattered in the workplace, but with automation on the march and many industries experiencing major upheavals, it may be a more crucial skill now …

Inside Britain’s meme factory

When a pun I’ve written gets 5,000 retweets it has the same effect on your brain as when a standup plays an arena show<p>On a high wall in the corner of Social Chain’s Manchester office, with a look of serene exasperation, Jesus Christ looks down on the sea of millennials and Generation Zedders (or …

Why willpower is overrated

Psychologists increasingly think effortful restraint is not the key to the good life. So what is?<p>People with a lot of self-control — people who, when they happen upon a delicious food they don’t think they should eat, seemingly grin and bear the temptation until it passes — have it easy.<p>But why? …

The Things That Come to Those Who Wait

A sociocultural history of the line.<p>A many-legged organism winds its way through Soho, crawling the block at an excruciating pace. It strains the flow of New York sidewalk traffic, as ubiquitous as the Eastern gray squirrel, attracting the attention of an alien from Mars. The sound it emits is of …

Want To Be A More Confident Speaker? Tell A Story

You might get stage fright when you have to present, but chances are you’re already a natural storyteller.<p>Don’t like public speaking or giving presentations? You’re not alone–most people don’t. We’re fighting our primeval fear of ostracism whenever we stand up and begin to regale an audience. But …

A Psychological Explanation for Why Compliments Are So Embarrassing

Last month, I got an email from my life coach telling me how much he enjoyed our last conversation and how much progress I’d made. I scanned it, then …

Psychology

Luna turns your iPad into a wireless Mac display

Unfortunately, a kind of slow one<p>A little over two years ago, the startup Astro HQ emerged with an app that could turn an iPad into a drawing slate for Photoshop and other desktop illustration tools. Now, Astro HQ is back with a new product that goes even further: it’s a small piece of hardware …

Prototypes

Facebook users can now take 360 photos from within the app

Since inception, Facebook users have uploaded over 70 million 360 photos. And of these 70 million 360 photos, exactly zero were taken using Facebook’s built-in camera. Starting today, that all changes. Users can now take 360 videos from the Facebook app itself, and upload them instantly for viewing …

Facebook

Samsung president thanks fans for Galaxy Note loyalty

Samsung president DJ Koh expresses gratitude to the Samsung community for sticking with the company after the Note 7 debacle.

HP's Omen X is a monstrous, customizable gaming laptop

While companies like ASUS, Acer and NVIDIA are working on making gaming laptops thinner and lighter, HP is going in the opposite direction with its huge Omen X Laptop. It weighs a whopping 10.8 lbs, which is close to other 17-inch gaming notebooks. In exchange for being unable to carry it easily, …

Nintendo opens up eShop so you can buy Switch games and digital content using PayPal

The Switch has proven to be one of the most popular consoles Nintendo has ever released, and with fantastic titles like Breath of the Wild and …

‘World’s first’ fully autonomous drone delivery service kicks off in Iceland

Drones represent the future of consumer delivery services, if recent developments are anything to go by. Amazon, 7-Eleven, DoorDash, and the like have all dabbled with unmanned vehicles, both in the skies and on the sidewalks.<p>But one Icelandic company is claiming a first in terms of a permanent, …

Drones

Google’s Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier

Google is giving its Cloud Platform users a new, cheaper networking option. Developers can now choose between a premium tier, which routes traffic to their users over Google’s own high-speed networks for as long as possible to minimize hops and distance, and a standard tier, which routes traffic …

Cloud Computing

Samsung's Note 8 has a 6.3-inch screen and an £869 price tag

Samsung totally botched the refresh of its big-screened Galaxy Note line last year, but thankfully, an exploding battery doesn't seem to be among the new Note 8's feature set. As you'd expect from a 2017 flagship phablet, the Note 8 has bags of power with its octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset and …

Roman Abramovich tired of Stamford Bridge blame game as he steps into meltdown engulfing Chelsea

Roman Abramovich has stepped into the meltdown engulfing Chelsea.<p>The Russian billionaire owner is tired of the blame game developing at Stamford …

Per Mertesacker: ‘Some fans want a selfie but sometimes I want to say: Let’s just shake hands’

The Arsenal defender talks about his upcoming role as the club’s academy manager, what he told Martin Keown after the FA Cup final – and his Guinea pig Spike<p>Conversation flows in Per Mertesacker’s company. Gregarious, candid and good fun, the German has talked for more than an hour, discussing …

Antonio Conte Laughs off Diego Costa 'Criminal' Remark, Calls Striker 'The Past'

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte burst into laughter when asked for his view on Diego Costa's comments that he's being "treated like a criminal" by the club, suggesting his time at Stamford Bridge is over after dubbing the forward "the past."<p>Costa recently said to the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s Adam Crafton he felt …

Summer transfer rumours: the 10 big moves to watch

Philippe Coutinho<p><b>Current club:</b> Liverpool • <b>Could join:</b> Barcelona<p>The saga rumbles on. Liverpool remain adamant that Coutinho is going nowhere, while …

Manchester United are 'not a dream team or title favourites' after West Ham win, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has insisted no one should be lulled into thinking Manchester United are the Premier League’s “dream team” or title favourites after their 4-0 crushing of West Ham.<p>The United manager said he was far too experienced and level-headed to allow himself or his players to get carried away …

Angry Liverpool demand no further contact from Barcelona over 'never-never' Philippe Coutinho bid

Frustrated Liverpool have told Barcelona not to contact them again, after flatly rejecting yet another offer for Philippe Coutinho.<p>There is growing …

Mourinho Confirms Man Utd Not in the Market for Another Signing 'Unless Something Happens'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested that the club is no longer in the market to sign any more new players before the transfer …

Liverpool Transfer News: Emre Can Rumours, Latest on Manuel Lanzini

Juventus will reportedly put their pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Emre Can on hold until January after they agreed a deal for Blaise Matuidi.<p>According to <i>Corriere dello Sport</i> (h/t Tom Coast of Sport Witness), the Italian champions will resist making an offer for the German until midway through the …

Quick-thinking Everton steward rescues ball-boy from crowd trouble during Europa League tie

This is the dramatic moment a quick-thinking Everton steward hauled a ball-boy out of harm's way as crowd trouble marred the Europa League tie with Hajduk Split.<p>The match had to be stopped during the first half as fans of the Croatia side spilled onto the pitch.<p>One steward carried the ball boy out …

PSG Transfer News: Juan Foyth Blow Amid Tottenham Hotspur Rumours

The Juan Foyth transfer saga involving Paris Saint-Germain and Tottenham Hotspur has reportedly taken yet another turn, with the latest rumours suggesting Spurs are once again in the lead for the talented defender.<p>According to <i>El Dia</i> (via Sport Witness), PSG had agreed a fee with Foyth's current …

Liverpool holds all the cards in Coutinho saga

In a time of heightening player control in a rapidly expanding transfer market, one club sticks out as grasping a clear understanding of the shifting …