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10 great sci-fi books to read before they become TV shows

Science-fiction literature has always been fertile ground for movies and television, with generations of screenwriters and directors finding …

Science Fiction

A local’s guide to Kendal and the southern Lake District: 10 top tips

Kendal is a vibrant, growing town of almost 30,000 people in South Lakeland and is also a gateway to the Lake District national park – itself a Unesco world heritage site. The town, eight miles south-east of Windermere, is listed in the Domesday book but while there is history to explore, it is the …

Lake District

Surprising starts to some of Britain's most beautiful train journeys

How to enrich an everyday rail journey? Scan the station departure screens for a glimpse of a faraway place, and plan for the day you will forsake …

Trains

10 of the best insider's tips to Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s reputation for stag dos, spliff and sex tourism belies the rich pickings beyond Dam Square. Described by locals as a village, Amsterdam has the arts, entertainment and startup scene of many larger cities but retains a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. As a resident, I love that all my …

European Travel

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018 | Inc.com

Last month, I wrote about <i>How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands</i> and the feedback was extremely positive. The biggest request I received was for more social media tools to help companies really take advantage of the medium.<p>And it's no wonder. Just three years ago, …

Social Media

Lumiere London guide

<b>What is Lumiere?</b><p>A city-wide collection of ace light installations set to brighten up London now that all those lovely Christmas lights have been …

England

Unmissable winter events in London

Hibernation is not an option when winter in London is this good. The temperatures might be plummeting but your social life is heating up, with …

England

Coral concept: Bulgari launches an urban resort in Dubai

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Dubai

How the sandwich consumed Britain

The invention of the chilled packaged sandwich, an accessory of modern British life which is so influential, so multifarious and so close to hand that you are probably eating one right now, took place exactly 37 years ago. Like many things to do with the sandwich, this might seem, at first glance, …

Sandwiches

The secret to how Tesla gets its cars to look absolutely fantastic

Before Franz von Holzhausen signed on with what was then called Tesla Motors in 2008, he was on his way to being a member of the automotive design world's elite.<p>He had graduated from Art Center College of Design in the early 1990s, making him an alumnus of the world's most prestigious …

Dropbox really screwed up its new design

We all know something is awfully wrong with the new Dropbox design, a design Dropbox says it’s the biggest change to the Dropbox brand in their 10-year history (might not necessarily be the best).<p>In this post, I attempt to simplify where Dropbox went wrong and why all the noise you’ve been hearing …

Apps

21 Stellar Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The early bird gets to relax!<p>Thanksgiving can quickly turn from an enjoyable holiday into a hectic cooking marathon if you don’t prepare ahead.<p>Thankfully, these savory side dishes keep well in the fridge, so you can prepare them beforehand and save yourself a headache on the big day. You’ll breeze …

Best ever meringue recipes

Our meringue recipes are easy dessert ideas to make at home. Whisk up a pavlova, classic Eton mess, lemon meringue pie and more with our meringue …

Google logo sparks 'correct design' debate

Back in September 2015, Google waved goodbye to the serifed logo that had served it well for years. In its place was a chunkier, sans-serif typeface, …

The History of Sears Predicts Nearly Everything Amazon Is Doing

One hundred years ago, a retail giant that shipped millions of products by mail moved swiftly into the brick-and-mortar business, changing it forever. Is that happening again?<p>Amazon comes to conquer brick-and-mortar retail, not to bury it. In the last two years, the company has opened 11 physical …

Sears

World’s Most Beautiful Kayaking Trips for the Ultimate Adventure

Unspoiled nature, stunning scenery, and an increased heart rate are cravings of the adventure travel lover’s soul, and there are few better ways to …

Kayaking

The 10 Best Crime Dramas On Netflix You Don’t Know About

Between the news and the drama that just comes with being a person, real life can be pretty stressful. That’s why there’s nothing that can make you …

20 of Scotland’s best hikes, from one-day walks and family trips to epic adventures

Few countries can match Scotland’s dramatic landscapes. Get your walking boots ready for these 20 greatest hikes, including best coastal walk, top …

Scotland

5 breathtaking road trips in England and Wales

Five stretches of UK road that make driving fun – and reveal some of the most stunning countryside you'll ever see<p>The UK has over 200,000 miles of …

The Guardian view on patient data: we need a better approach

Any fair-minded assessment of the dangers of the deal between the NHS and DeepMind must start by acknowledging that both sides mean well. DeepMind, owned by Google’s owners, is one of the leading artificial intelligence outfits in the world. The potential of this work applied to healthcare is very …

Radiation Therapy

Stop Using PowerPoint, Harvard University Says It's Damaging Your Brand And Your Company

PowerPoint, the much maligned and misused presentation platform, is harming people’s perception of you and your brand, according to new research from Harvard University. The research team at Harvard conducted a double-blind study to answer the immortal question: “How effective is PowerPoint as a …

Public Speaking

The New Baker: Vegan and gluten-free chocolate pumpkin cake

A pumpkin and chocolate sponge with a rich chocolate-avocado icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8-10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><p>240ml (9fl oz) plain, unsweetened almond milk<br>• 2 tsp balsamic vinegar<br>• 225g (8oz) tinned pumpkin purée<br>• 300g (10½oz) granulated sugar<br>• 120ml (4fl oz) melted and cooled coconut oil<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla extract<br>• 2 tsp …

7 examples of 2017's biggest logo design trend so far

April seems a little early for a logo design trends article, no? We’d usually agree, but when one trend is so in-your-face that you can’t ignore it, …

Your Avocado Toast Addiction Will Only Get Stronger With These 9 Awesome Recipes

Creamy, salty, crunchy — even at its most basic, avocado toast is pretty awesome. But these even-better recipes use Latin flavors to prove you can still kick things up a few notches. Keep scrolling for a list of tostadas that will become your new favorite go-to snacks. Then, if you're feeling more …

Breakfast

7 Apps Perfect For Outdoor Photography

Whether you're snapping photos of your vacation or the snow, it might be time to brush up on your outdoor photography. Whether you're vacationing in a big city, taking a trip to the rural Midwest, or coasting along the edge of California, you'll want to document your epic experiences. The seven …

Apps

40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Won't Bore You to Tears

Let's face it: boneless, skinless chicken breasts aren't exactly the definition of exciting. Prone to drying out, the lean dinner staple can also be pretty bland if underseasoned and overcooked. And yet they're a staple for good reason: they're convenient, reasonably economical, and can even be …

Cooking

Beyonce – ‘Lemonade’ Review

Beyoncé’s fury at her adulterous husband burns bright on a surprisingly honest and personal sixth album<p>“<i>Who the fuck do you think I am?</i>” Beyoncé …

Eight festivals you must attend in your lifetime

This week's winning letter<p>Appetite for New Zealand<p>“Well, good luck with that – I couldn’t eat half that stuff,” she shuddered, turning to serve the next customer.<p>We’d only learnt about the Hokitika Wild Food Festival while trekking across the Franz Josef Glacier on New Zealand’s South Island. …

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

Apps