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Classic film posters used as carpet underlay sold for £72,000

Cache of posters from 30s and 40s, including one for John Ford’s Stagecoach, were kept under carpet of Penarth house for three decades<p>A stash of beautiful cinema posters dating from the 1930s and 40s that were used as a makeshift carpet underlay have sold at auction for £72,000.<p>Two builders found …

Film Posters

Female film casting same as 100 years ago

<b>The percentage of women being cast in UK films has barely changed in more than 100 years, data released by the British Film Institute (BFI) shows.</b><p>In 1913, 26% of the cast in 53 films was female and of the 74 films made so far in 2017, the percentage is 28%.<p>However, the percentage of women crew …

Television Industry

13 Easy Things That Can Instantly Change How People Perceive You

Whether you're an anxious person who is worried about how people will perceive you, or someone who'd like to do damage control after making a bad …

Self-help

Why you must spend a week road-tripping in Ireland

What can happen on an epic 1,200km drive down the length of the dramatic Wild Atlantic Way in a Mini Cooper S Clubman<p>At <b>Harry’s Shack</b>, a grey wooden …

The Most Spectacular Underwater Hotels In The World

This article outlines the top 5 best luxury underwater hotels in the world. These submerged rooms, restaurants and spas are perfect to experience …

Swollen face of battered teen who took her own life after boyfriend's campaign of abuse

This is the harrowing selfie taken by tragic Emily Drouet, a beautiful teenage girl who committed suicide following a campaign of abuse by her …

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Oprah Winfrey says her 'secret to success' lies in a single question

The secret, she explained, is "the power of service." But you have to hear her out or risk believing she thinks success equals serving others.<p>Rather, she goes on to recall how, when she asserted that she'd "only do shows that were in alignment with [her] truth," she became truly successful. She …

Motivation

10 Horrible Habits That Destroy Your Happiness

Appreciating what we have and building on it is work. Feeling sorry for ourselves and staying stuck is no effort at all.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day we make choices in life that affect how we feel and think …

Happiness

Morning ritual: The 7 steps that will make you happy all day

We read a lot about this or that morning ritual that will make you productive. But what about one that makes you happy?<p>Research shows that being …

11 Unusual Reasons You're Habitually Late (and How to Master the Clock)

No one's on time 100 percent, but if you're chronically late, here's what might be happening.<p>Being late generally makes you look wildly unprofessional, not just because it makes you seem disorganized, but also because it keeps people waiting and, therefore, makes them feel disrespected. But …

As Cannes turns 70, must cinema adapt to survive in new digital era?

Festival bosses are welcoming TV shows but have banned Netflix films from the Palme d’Or<p>Some would call it a mixed message. The glittering Cannes film festival has at last opened up its exclusive, roped-off VIP zones to the lowly makers of television drama. And, since the French festival is the …

Why bad moods are good for you: the surprising benefits of sadness

<i>Homo sapiens</i> is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

Self-improvement

Two simple questions that have changed the way people hear inner voices

Once the province of prophets, “hearing voices” is still shorthand for madness. And yet in the past 30 years, a new understanding has been created by …