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Purplebricks reports soaring revenues as it prepares to break America

Online estate agency Purplebricks has halved its pre-tax losses and reported soaring revenues as it embarks on a quest to break America.<p>In its first full year results since listing on AIM, the UK's junior stock market, it reported a pre-tax loss of £6m, down from £11.9m last year. During this …

The Supplements You Absolutely Need to Take in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, and Beyond

If you're one of the 40 million adults (that's about 18%) impacted by anxiety disorder in the U.S., then learning there are simple dietary changes …

The best slow cookers

These fast food cakes will have you questioning everything you thought you knew about baked goods

Self-taught 23-year-old baker, Laura Loukaides creates ridiculously realistic looking junk food cakes, and they will make you question everything you …

Food

Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue

The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.<p>When Buddha said “Peace comes from within,” he probably didn’t mean <i>inside</i> an actual Buddha statue. But Netherlands-based Drents Museum recently discovered that one of their Buddhas was hiding a secret: crouched inside was a monk who had …

How The Buddha of Suburbia let me in to a wider world | Nikesh Shukla

I recognised Hanif Kureishi’s depiction of a young man’s uncertain cultural identity immediately, and it began to show me how to be at home everywhere<p>“My name is Karim Amir, and I am an Englishman born and bred, almost. I am often considered to be a funny kind of Englishman, a new breed as it were, …

Books

I took the Dalai Lama to a ski resort and he told me the meaning of life

I had become friendly with a group of Tibetan exiles who lived in a compound on Canyon Road, where they ran a business selling Tibetan rugs, jewelry, and religious items. The Tibetans had settled in Santa Fe because its mountains, adobe buildings, and high-altitude environment reminded them of home.<p>…

Do This To Stop Lashing Out At Your Loving Partner

Avoid acting on those relationship damaging urges<p>Anger issues and lashing out in intimate relationships come from toxic thought that spiral out of …

The Anti-Engagement Ring Trend We're All Talking About

Getting engaged is an extremely exciting time in a woman's life. And one of the most thrilling parts of the process is the engagement ring. Whether …

Two-thirds of young hospital doctors under serious stress, survey reveals

Trainee anaesthetists complain of fatigue, disillusionment, ‘burnout’ and fears for patients’ safety as pressure mounts on NHS<p>Almost two out of three young hospital doctors say their physical or mental health is being damaged because pressures on the NHS are putting them under intolerable …

17 People Tell Us How They Knew Their Partner Was The One

OK, so love really does exist.<p>1. I had an ex that would never let me get guacamole on my Chipotle burrito bowl when he was paying, because it “cost extra”. I would even offer the extra money and he would lecture me on why I didn’t need it. When my now husband treated me to Chipotle the first time …

Instagram generation is fuelling UK food waste mountain, study finds

Research highlights generational divide in attitudes towards food as millennials focus on its appearance while buying too much<p>A generation gap in attitudes towards cooking and eating is helping to fuel the UK’s food waste mountain, research reveals, driven by time-poor millennials who do not …

Food

Shaving Face: What Is Dermaplaning?

It’s igniting debate among make-up artists, dermatologists and beauty editors alike. It’s flooding social media (one vlog by Instagram superstar Huda …

Myths About Dating in Your Twenties You Need to Stop Believing

If you believe the buzz about millennials—the group of people reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century—you've probably heard the statement that we're the generation that ruined dating. Supposedly, we're constantly buried in our apps, we barely interact in person, and when we do, it's just …

Oxford University embroiled in race row as students told to be 'vigilant' after black man seen in grounds

Oxford University has become embroiled in a race row after students received an email from staff telling them to be “vigilant” because a black man was seen walking through college grounds.<p>Harris Manchester College (HMC) has been accused of “despicable” double standards for urging undergraduates to …

Are you as fit as you should be for your age? Pass this simple test

It's National Fitness Day, so today seems like the perfect opportunity to rethink your approach to exercise. According to Virgin Active’s latest research, 52% of British women between the ages of 25 and 34 would rather look slim and toned in their holiday photos than be fit enough to run a …

Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling Stonehenge found in Amazon rainforest

Hundreds of ancient earthworks resembling those at Stonehenge were built in the Amazon rainforest, scientists have discovered after flying drones over the area.<p>The findings prove for the first time that prehistoric settlers in Brazil cleared large wooded areas to create huge enclosures meaning that …

These 5 Hormones Control Weight and Mood—Here's How an Expert Balances Them

When you hear the word "hormones," PMS, puberty, and menopause most likely come to mind. But these so-called "chemical messengers" do more than guide …

Trump's Immigration and Travel Ban Has Been Suspended—For Now

President Donald Trump's hugely controversial temporary travel ban on refugees and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries continued to unravel this week, with a Seattle federal judge, James Robart, temporarily halting the order on Friday. And although the government is complying, the …

The new property trap affecting thousands

<b>When putting pen to paper to buy a new home, most people expect to know how much they will need to pay to own it outright. But thousands of families in England and Wales are discovering the new-build houses they bought are not all they seemed.</b><p>Katie Kendrick bought her new-build home from Bellway in …

Students turn backs on nursing degrees in wake of Government decision to axe NHS bursaries, official figures suggest

Students are turning their backs on nursing degrees in the wake of a Government decision to axe NHS bursaries, official figures suggest.<p>Almost 10,000 fewer would-be nurses in England have applied for courses linked to the profession - nearly a quarter less than at the same point last year.<p>Nursing …

$14M Upper East Side penthouse is a glorious fixer-upper

The duplex penthouse is on the market for the first time in half a century<p>On the market for the first time in about 50 years, this Upper East Side penthouse could certainly use a little TLC—but even the mirrored-wall bathrooms and ancient kitchen don’t detract from the glorious architecture of the …

Manhattan

The 50/30/20 Budget: What It Is and Why You Need It

<i>When it comes to your finances, do you take a head-on or head-in-the-sand approach? If you identify with the latter, then the good news is, you're</i> …

Revealed: the 'real' reason why Donald Trump and Theresa May held hands - and it's not what you think

So it wasn’t necessarily an affectionate holding of hands after all.<p>It has emerged that Theresa May was only photographed hand in hand with Donald Trump - because, bizarre as it sounds, the president may have a fear of slopes and needed a soothing arm to negotiate a downhill stretch of path.<p>The …

Bake Pasta in a Bundt Pan for the Most Crispy, Delicious Edges

The best part of baked pasta is all the crispy corners and bits of broiled cheese, and cooking it in a bundt pan lets you maximize that joy.<p>As Justin …

Trump’s America, where even park employees have become enemies of the state | Sarah Kendzior

Brutal policies accompanied by suppression of the facts are sure signs of an autocracy<p>Last Tuesday, for a few hours, Badlands National Park defied presidential orders. “Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years #climate,” it tweeted. …

National Parks

Is It Better to Take Financial Risks or Be Financially Conservative?

Should You Be Financially Conservative?<p>Updated June 27, 2017<p>This is a question that every person needs to answer. Realistically, it makes more sense …

President Trump Just Got an Epic (and Very Necessary) Virtual Makeover

Before Donald Trump was known for trying to build a wall, pussy grabbing, and midnight Twitter rants, he was mostly just known for his orange skin and fake hair. Since—according to his critics—he hasn't exactly been focusing on topics during his first week in office that indicate he's ready to lead …