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Why do celebrities like Lena Dunham leave Twitter?

As the Girls creator reveals that she no longer uses Twitter, we look at the reasons why others have quit the social media site too<p>Lena Dunham<p>"I deleted Twitter because I’m trying to create a safer space for myself emotionally," <b>Girls creator Lena Dunham told American radio host Ryan Seacrest at the</b> …

Paracetamol kills feelings of pleasure as well as pain

Researchers from Ohio State University find participants who took the painkiller reported a weaker emotional response than those who had taken a dummy tablet<p>Paracetamol may be an effective pain reliever but is also reduces feelings of pleasure, a new study suggests.<p>The previously unknown …

Why your daily cup of tea could be bad for your health

Rsearch suggests that drinking tea could cause frequent nosebleeds and brittle bones<p>We're a nation so in love with tea, the very idea that we don't know how to make a cup correctly was considered <b>almost blasphemous</b> by many. So it's sure to come as a surprise that your daily cuppa might be …

If you remember this story, another memory will die off

Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories<p>Remembering makes us forget as the process of recall actually causes people to lose other memories, a study has found.<p>Researchers at Birmingham University and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences unit …

9 Household Items You Need To Replace Sooner Than You Think

Nothing lasts forever — and we bet you haven't thought about tossing these items in a while. This piece originally appeared on goodhousekeeping.com<p><b>1. Toothbrushes</b>The bristles become frayed and worn over time, so they won't clean your teeth as well. Get a new one every three months.<p><b>2. Walking …

Liam Neeson: guns, not movies, to blame for increased levels of violence

Liam Neeson, the star of the ultraviolent Taken movies, has spoke out in favour of US gun control and expressed his sorrow in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.<p>Neeson launched a tirade against the proliferation of deadly weapons in an interview with Gulf News earlier this week, while …

How to maximise your health: The best exercise and fitness tips

A personal trainer reveals the time-saving ways you can revolutionise your exercise habits, plus offers Telegraph readers a discounted membership to an online workout programme<p><i>Christina Howells is a London-based personal trainer and co-founder of the online training programme That Girl. See below</i> …

Exercise

UK shops to receive Charlie Hebdo magazine despite radical cleric calling it an "act of war"

Hundreds of copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo 'survivors' magazine are expected to be brought to the UK when it is published on Wednesday despite claims by radical preacher Anjem Choudary it is "an act of war".<p><b>Hundreds of copies</b> of the 'survivors' edition of the Charlie Hebdo satirical …

Prophet Mohammed cartoons controversy: timeline

From Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten's cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist with a bomb in 2005 to Charlie Hebdo and Texas shootings, we look at how the cartoons row has developed<p><b>2005</b><p><i>September 30</i><p>Series of cartoons, some depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a terrorist with a bomb, …

This App Lets You Take Back Your Awkward Text Messages

There have been times where I wanted to take back an embarrassing text message. Fortunately, there is an app called Strings that lets you permanently take back text messages that you sent out. Created by Be Labs in Seattle, Strings allows users to “spontaneously and fearlessly” share your personal …

Men Who Share Selfies Online Show More Signs of Psychopathy, Study Says

Men who post lots of selfies on social media networks are more likely to show signs of psychopathy, a personality disorder characterized by …

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Planets

Signals Have Been Detected From the AirAsia Jet's Data Recorders

Indonesia says it has detected signals from the black-box recorders of downed AirAsia Flight 8501 and is racing to reach them.<p>S.B. Supriyadi, …

Obama Proposes 2 Years of Free Community College

President Barack Obama announced a proposal Thursday to provide two years of free community-college tuition to American students who maintain good …

The world's safest airline? Qantas again

A study has put Australia’s national carrier, Qantas, at the top of their latest safety rankings for the world’s airlines.<p>Airlinerankings.com, which was launched in 2013, rated the Australian airline as the world’s safest back in its previous assessment.<p>In its latest research, which monitored a …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are "well constructed mini-meals." That means food that contains protein, fat and fiber and …

Nutrition

10 Things You Didn't Know Your Android Phone Could Do

Whether you're rocking the latest Android device from Samsung, HTC, or LG, these tips will help you get the most out of your phone or tablet. RELATED: 10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do<p><b>1. Send That Unwanted Call Straight to Voicemail</b>We've all got a few people we'd rather not talk to. …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

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There's a Whole New Way to Buy Yourself an iPhone 6

Lefteris Pitarakis—AP<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Justin Tallis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Yuya Shino—Reuters<p>Xaume …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Running Out of Storage On Your iPhone? There's A Lawsuit For That

Do you feel like your iPhone runs out of storage, just so Apple can sell you iCloud storage? Well, there’s a class action lawsuit for you. Yesterday, Apple was sued in federal court by a class of plaintiffs alleging that the company engaged in unfair, deceptive, and fraudulent business acts and …

The Best of 2014: The Top 13 Series on Television (And Elsewhere)

How good a year was 2014? So good that a top 10 wouldn’t fully do justice to the level of excellence in series television (and elsewhere). So here, without further ado, the top 13 series of the year.<p><b>13. American Horror Story:</b> Analogies time: <i>The Soprano</i>s is to <i>Oz</i> as <i>True Detective</i> is to…<i>American</i> …

Police: Rocket Kills 26 at Afghan Wedding Party

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Travel<p>Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The …

These Are The Countries That Could Lose Internet Easily

North Korea was taken offline for 9 1/2 hours earlier this week, possibly as the result of a distributed denial of service attack. It wouldn't take much to DDOS the entirety of North Korea: the country has only one pathway to the internet, through a connection with a "backbone" network hosted by a …

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

What happens if you open the plane door during a flight?

It’s one of the nervous flier’s (numerous) nightmare scenarios. A potty fellow passenger makes a beeline for the emergency exit and yanks the door open, sending themselves, and any unsecured trolley dollies and holidaymakers, spinning into the stratosphere.<p>That nightmare almost became reality last …

These Were The Top 10 Most Popular Searches On Google In 2014

Each year, Google releases a list of the topics we’ve collectively searched for the most over the past 12 months. Each year, I try and see how many I can guess beforehand.<p>This year, I got about half. How many can you get? [Pro tip: remember, people generally search for depressing/scary stuff more …