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5 Plants That Can Help Purify Indoor Air, According to Science

<i>This article originally appeared on Health.com.</i><p>Want to clear the air in your home or workplace? Get some greens, says research presented today at the …

Research

15 Dramatically Beautiful Places You Have To Visit In Europe

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that Europe has a rather vast plethora of amazing and absolutely beautiful sights to see. We’re talking …

The best Apple HomeKit-compatible devices

In 2015, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The certification ensured …

Home Automation

How to design your forever home - that will last for your lifetime

With its open-plan living spaces, level flooring surfaces between inside and out, walk-in wetrooms and generous kitchen with minimal handle-free units, Jacqui Lait and Peter Jones’s house possesses the desirable design features that anyone would put on their wishlist if they were commissioning an …

Some of China's biggest celebrities have become serious investors

Late last year, He Jiong set off a wave when he joined Alibaba Music. Later, Chinese rock legend Zheng Jun would join Taihe Rye Music.<p>This year, investment firm Star VC has become a model for this trend.<p>To an Internet finance company, the star power these celebrities bring is even more valuable …

30 Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We tend to associate winter with bleak, gray skies and runny noses, but there's a beautiful side to the season that often gets overlooked. We're talking about Italian mountains covered with snow, pristine frozen lakes, and English cottages that put Norman Rockwell paintings to shame. And while we …

European Travel

The 20 best travel books of 2016

From Australia to America, and Bulgaria to Burma, Michael Kerr draws on the year’s travel books to find the ideal Christmas gifts.<p>The Outrun by Amy Liptrot<p><b>Canongate, £8.99</b><p>I was delighted to see this win the 2016 Wainwright Prize. It’s a wonderful book though hardly conventional, whether you …

How to decorate your home like a natural history museum

Looking for an unusual ornament to grace your mantelpiece? At online auction you'll find all sorts of curios and rarities, from fossils to taxidermy.<p>Ever wanted to curate your own mini natural history museum? Or to own a piece of Mother Earth or outer space? Well you can do both, and it is a whole …

Natural History Museums

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Aloe vera is a pretty magical little plant, and its medicinal properties are well known for treating minor cuts and burns. But there's another …

Plants

The cocktail-lover’s guide to 10 unforgettable, one-of-a-kind bars around the world

Any bartender worth their salt can mix a decent Manhattan or gin and tonic. But watering holes that serve up an unparalleled atmosphere are much more rare. Quartz scoured the globe for one-of-a-kind bars and found these 10 establishments that belong on any cocktail lover’s bucket list.<p><b>H.R. Giger</b> …

Los Angeles

From Boston to Reykjavik: These are the world’s best-looking cities

An urban escape doesn’t just mean concrete and pavements. The world is full of easy-on-the-eye cities, their good looks either lent to them by …

European Travel

Inspired by nature: the thrilling new science that could transform medicine

Jeffrey Karp is at the forefront of a new generation of scientists using nature’s blueprints to create breakthrough medical technologies. Can bioinspiration help to solve some of humanity’s most urgent problems?<p>In the summer of 2005, Jeffrey Karp, a bioengineer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) …

New York University

15 of the best Christmas markets in Europe

As the nights draw in, Chris Leadbeater finds plenty to celebrate in the cities of Europe.<p>While you read on about these great markets in beautiful cities across Europe, remember our collection of the best last minute holidays and winter sun getaways starting from just £399pp can get you there …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

A swath of technologists and physicists believe that ‘simulation theory’ will be proved, just as it was proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe<p>When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about …

Singularity

Men's Sunglasses For Your Face Shape

No matter if you’re taking a walk on the beach, in the park or if you’re on your way to a business meeting, you’ll always have your sunglasses on. …

How to Choose a Man's Wristwatch | The Art of Manliness

If you’ve been looking to become a watch wearer yourself, or already are, but know almost nothing about the timepiece you tote around on your wrist, …

The perfect dram: how to choose a whisky that's right for you

The whisky refusenik is often a victim of past experience. Perhaps as a first-timer, they were met at the bar by both an overwhelming complexity of flavour in the glass, and the intimidating rhetoric of a more seasoned “expert” whisky drinker next to them.<p>But they are denying themselves a drink …

How to make a James Bond martini (but limit yourself to one)

Women might desire him and men might want to be him, but you wouldn't want to have James Bond's liver.<p>According to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, the spy drinks so much he is at risk of impotence, liver damage and early death.<p>Researchers worked out that across the James Bond books, …

GCHQ summer school will pay students £250 per week

<b>UK intelligence agency GCHQ has announced it will pay £250 per week to students attending its Cyber Summer Schools this year.</b><p>Each course teaches students, who must be 18 or older when attending, about GCHQ's work to combat cyber-threats and helps them develop their "cyber-skills".<p>The schools are …

15 fun things to do in Britain this weekend

Still feeling blue? You're not the only one; this is, after all, the most depressing time of the year. But fear not because there are plenty of things happening in the UK this weekend to help you get through January...<p>1. Do a film marathon (as Sundance gets underway)<p>If you didn’t make it to this …

'Are my pensions and London flat enough for me to quit work and escape to the country?'

Brian Clements has struggled financially in the past, especially during his years as a freelance graphic designer, when his work was uncertain and payments had to be chased. He wants to ensure that his future is stress-free and that he has enough money to enjoy himself without worrying.<p>Mr Clements, …

Photograph: Everett/Rex/Shutterstock<p>A scene from Dario Argento’s Phantom of the Opera.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/8/7/1438965637659/a3f3c683-bc17-46ed-b23d-537515e2277c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Everett/Rex/Shutterstock<p>A scene from Dario Argento’s Phantom of …

Italy

7 travel apps for making your summer vacation plans

As National Lampoon can attest, summer travel rarely goes according to plan.<p>The list of things that can go wrong on a summer trip is endless: running …

What To Wear To A Summer Wedding

In the same way that you can generally expect the sky to be full of clouds, or an airport to be full of frustrating people, it’s possible to predict …

10 Simple Patterns of the Most Insanely Successful People

Success takes many forms. You can have monetary success, political success, in the form of power, or even cultural success, in the form of fame.<p>I spent a good part of last year interviewing the most successful people I know. These were ordinary people who've achieved extraordinary success. I …

Success

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

Nottingham Forest

Swiss Watches: A Guide To Buying The Perfect Timepiece

<i>The following article has been sponsored by Swiss Concept</i><p>The Swiss timepiece is a pertinent tool to any man’s wardrobe arsenal. Going well beyond its …

50 Terms Every Watch-Lover Needs to Know

Like cars and computers, the terminology behind watches is almost as complicated as the mechanics that drive them. Diehard watch nerds throw around …

The Best Cross-training Shoes for Men 2016

Sometimes you go for a run. Sometimes you lift weights or do plyometric HIIT workouts. Other times, you do a little of both in the same workout.<p>On …