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The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day And Finding Focus

We start every day knowing we’re not going to get it all done or fit it all in. How we spend our time is really a function of priorities. That’s why …

Avoiding Stupidity is Easier than Seeking Brilliance

<b>Simon Ramo</b>, a scientist and statistician, wrote a fascinating little book that few people have bothered to read: Extraordinary Tennis Ordinary …

'Nothing is ever dry down here. Ever.'

Sixty feet below the sea, in the world's only underwater habitat, a group of scientists is trying to unlock the ocean’s secrets. But how do the crew of the Aquarius stay sane?<p>What Houston is to space stations, a turquoise two-storey home in Key Largo is to Aquarius, the world’s only underwater …

I Was a Washington Post Reporter. And a Crack Addict.

This is my story.<p>As was the case every Halloween, on October 31, 1989, a couple of <i>Washington</i> <i>Post</i> reporters were sent to cover the festivities in Georgetown, where thousands of mostly white and affluent revelers partied through the night. I was dispatched to the other side of town—Potomac Gardens, a …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

Philip Levine’s Advice for ‘Making It’ as a Writer

When I was about nineteen I showed my poems to one of my teachers at Wayne. He said these were incredible poems, poems that should be published. I …

25 Minutes of This Will Get Rid of Your Stress

In just half an hour, by focusing on your breathing, you can start to relax and melt away your cares.<p>Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University …

59 Cool Cucumber Recipes We're Very Into

Cucumbers add freshness and crunch to our favorite summer recipes, from Japanese-style pickles to popsicles.<p><b>We love a good cucumber, especially in summer</b> when the cukes are plentiful. But there's a whole world of cucumber goodness out there, and we're here to help you explore it all. From popsicles …

9 Ways to Use Melon

Full of water, melons are super refreshing and hydrating—the perfect summer ingredient. Here are nine ways to use them in both sweet and savory …

Totally Brilliant Movies That The Studio Tried To Bury

This weekend, the acclaimed movie <i>Snowpiercer</i> comes out in the United States at last... in a handful of theaters, with almost no publicity. And</i> …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

39 Recipes to Celebrate the Beginning of Strawberry Season

We wait all year for strawberry season—it's finally here, so we're celebrating with these strawberry recipes.<p><b>Sure, you can find strawberries year-round.</b> But there's nothing like the real, ripe, red, juicy in-season stuff. And, we're thanking our lucky stars that strawberry season's just beginning. …

Outside's Best Travel Photography: May 2014

Photo: Morgan Maassen<p>Photographer Morgan Maassen captures five-time world champion surfer Stephanie Gilmore bodysurfing beneath Oahu's famous Pipeline.<p>"Photos like this from days that would have otherwise been written off always remind me that there is a moment to be experienced and captured at any …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

Stuart Franklin: how I photographed Tiananmen Square and 'tank man'

At the start, Tiananmen Square had the atmosphere of a festival. Most people couldn't see the hunger strikers – they saw the crowds marching with banners and music being played. Lots of things were surprising about the events in Tiananamen Square, even the demonstration itself. It's pretty rare in …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

The Ultimate Digital Detox: Walking

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>The digital detox bandwagon is growing these days (here’s but one shred of evidence). People are increasingly looking for vacations that offer a break not just from the daily grind at home or at the office, but from their smartphones.<p>Quick tip: It’s not about where you …

First Listen: First Aid Kit, 'Stay Gold'

Stay Gold<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg first made their names with feather-light chamber-folk confections that echoed the soaring sweetness of Fleet Foxes. A cover of that band's "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" …

The Sandwich Generation: the people looking after their children and their ageing parents

<b>Name:</b> The Sandwich Generation.<p><b>Age:</b> 30s and up.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Beleaguered.<p><b>OK, let me guess – is this the generation that never learned to cook and is still living off sandwiches in its, their, whatever 30s?</b> No.<p><b>The generation that has embraced the freedom technology brings and chooses not to be tied</b> …

How I became a World Cup expert – by collecting stickers

"Hey, do you want to go to Brazil in June?" the sports editor asked on the office stairway.<p>Did I want to go to Brazil? This seemed a slightly random question for a rainy March afternoon. But then, I often get asked pretty random questions in the office: "What should I buy my wife for her birthday?" …

Identify 500 birds with new Birdsnap app

Take a picture of a bird and identify it. This free new iPhone app is an electronic field guide featuring 500 of the most common North American bird …