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Visa application processes around the world: your guide

<i>All the information below applies to British nationals but is liable to change at short notice - always check with the embassy of the country you are travelling to and Foreign Office advice before travelling or applying for a visa.</i><p><b>Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)</b><p>Airlines will sometimes …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

On the Red Couch with Skift CEO Rafat Ali

<i>Rafat Ali refers to himself as a “global soul.” Born in the U.K., raised in India and educated in the U.S., the former roving journalist and founder of online media hub paidContent feels at home almost anywhere.</i><p><i>These days, Ali’s online home is Skift, a travel site he founded in 2012 that features</i> …

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

Asia Travel

10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …

Self-improvement

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers …

6 Mistakes You Make With Your Flat Iron

Addicted to your flat iron? You're not alone. If you straighten your hair every day, make sure you avoid these styling blunders:<p><b>Mistake #1: You don't pre-treat your hair.</b>Maintaining healthy, hydrated hair starts way before you turn on your flat iron. Always pre-treat wet hair with a thermal …