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The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Has Alaska found holy grail of cutting costs and improving healthcare?

Not-for-profit organisation delivering health services for Alaska Native people has tackled waiting times and improved outcomes. What can the NHS learn?<p>Truly innovative leaders and organisations look far and wide for inspiration – and often find it in unexpected places; think of Alexander Fleming’s …

What Each GOP Hopeful Needs To Do At Tonight's Presidential Debate

<b>Updated at 12:10 pm ET.</b><p>Republicans are set to take the stage Wednesday night for their third presidential debate. This one is focused on the economy, but you can bet there will be plenty more topics explored.<p>For many candidates, who have been touting their business background and job creation …

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …

Trains

Napa wine train controversy: 'I do think it was based on the color of our skin'

It was meant to be a grand day out to celebrate Sandra Jamerson’s 63rd birthday, but it ended in humiliation, tears and another fraught discussion over race in America.<p>Book club says Napa Valley Wine Train ejected them for #LaughingWhileBlack<p>Read more<p>Over a gourmet lunch and a couple of glasses of …

Top 10 caves à manger in Paris

Photograph: John Brunton<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/28/1440754044382/4fcba8ec-7f5b-4a19-bdef-7f3a804b8142-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: John …

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Five lines of attack for embattled Tesco to start fighting back

With the supermarket giant’s figures likely to show a record annual loss this week, analysts offer chief executive Dave Lewis a to-do list<p>When Tesco releases its results on Wednesday, some in the City expect Britain’s biggest retailer to cap what has already been a disastrous year by announcing a …

How It Works: The Polaris Slingshot Three-Wheeled Supercar

It's like a hybrid between a motorcycle and a Ferrari<p>New classes of vehicle don’t come along all that often, which is why the Polaris Slingshot stands out among this year’s launches. The three-wheeled moto roadster draws from the company’s experience with both off-road ATVs and on-road motorcycles …

The Future Of British Warfare Is This Modest Tanklet

Development moves forward on a new family of armored scouts<p>In the future, when the United Kingdom goes to war, it will do so with small, tank-like vehicles. Last month, the U.K.'s Ministry of Defense approved the next stage of development for the General Dynamics Scout Specialist Vehicle. From the …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Sigmund Freud

A Guide to Identifying Your Home Décor Style

Many of us peruse home décor books, magazines, websites, and blogs and like much of what we see there…but when it comes to decorating our own homes, …

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

8 New Page-Turners to Pack in Your Beach Bag This Summer

You'll be hooked by page two.<p>If you're truly going to go OOO for a beach vacation, the most surefire way to make sure you're actually decompressing is putting down your smartphone (bye email alerts) to get lost in a good read. Below, our recommendations for the best books worth reading front to …

Books

From Utah Beach to Kabul: How Army gear changed since D-Day

At a distance, the two soldiers look pretty much the same. But up close, the parallels fall away as what was new and cutting edge in 1944 looks almost impossibly simple by comparison in 2014.<p>Today is June 6, the 70th anniversary of D-Day, perhaps the most important day in the history of American …

Military

The 18 Best Experiences to Give Your Dad This Father’s Day

Okay, so maybe we don’t know your dad personally, but there’s one thing we do know: His favorite gift from you is a shared experience. No matter if you’re taking him to see his favorite baseball team for the millionth time or learning to make moonshine together for the first time — father-child …