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6 Tips to Help Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone

How many pictures did you take during your last vacation? And how many of <i>those</i> were with a smartphone? With the rise of Instagram and other social media sites taking pictures with smartphones is becoming a very popular way to document your travels. Instagram, alone, has roughly 80 million photos …

How to Talk to Your Kids About that Bad Teacher

Most teachers are great.<p>But not every kid gets along with every teacher.<p>And when that’s the case, the problem is long-lasting: until the end of the …

One of the most popular psychological crime thrillers that...

One of the most popular psychological crime thrillers that Hitchcock ever made is definitely <i>Strangers on a Train</i>, the master’s adaptation of crime …

Books

Alex Wheatle: I was mesmerised by Tolkien’s inventiveness of language

I was first introduced to The Hobbit and Lord of The Ringsover 25 years ago at a writing and reading group that used to meet in an Islington pub. I deferred reading the latter work because of the sheer size of the novel – to my eyes it was more breeze block than a work of fiction. I gave up my …

Books

Bowie in Berlin: 'He drove round the car park at 70mph screaming that he wanted to end it all'

David Bowie moved to Berlin in the mid-70s in the grip of a cocaine addiction. But the city purged his demons and pushed him to new creative heights. Rory MacLean remembers their nights in his Hauptstraße flat – and one wild night out with Iggy<p>It’s Christmas Day in Berlin in 1977. Seated at the …

David Bowie

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

Cruising towards the goal of a true zero-emissions vehicle.<p>Compared to cars, electric bikes have a tiny carbon footprint. Still, if you’re charging your bike with coal-powered electricity, it isn’t completely clean transportation. A new solar-powered electric bike called the Dutch Solar Cycle is an …

Electric Bikes