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Is a text message more romantic than a phone call?

When it comes to expressing a romantic interest, the results of a new study suggest typing and texting are more effective than talking<p>Modern dating seems to be characterised less by face-to-face encounters and bunches of flowers than by buzzing smartphones and the screen-swiping of dating apps. And …

Four months after quakes, Nepal fails to spend any of $4.1 billion donor money

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.<p>A woman walks past the debris of a …

The plant that can kill and cure

<b>Nightshades have a deadly reputation but these plants, steeped in myth and folklore, have been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes. And they may have properties that could keep us healthy today, writes Mary Colwell.</b><p>"J K Rowling was extremely good at botany, and one of the plants she …

Botany

Why Is Light So Important?

Light is one of the most important elements to consider when taking photos. A really great shot could be ruined if the lighting isn’t good. Taking …

Landscape Photography

Pranking Tourists with Magical Photobombing

If you appreciate simple pranks, here’s a photo-related one you may find amusing. Greg Benson of MediocreFilms recently stood in front of the Chinese …

Haim Looked Classy In Chloé, Stella McCartney At The 2015 Grammys

After what looked like a fun Hawaiian vacation with bestie Taylor Swift before the Grammy Awards, the Haim sisters looked gorgeous and ready to rock on Sunday's red carpet.<p>After getting snubbed at last year's awards, the sisters -- Este, Danielle and Alana Haim -- looked incredible on their way to …

All Eyes on Kerry Washington

<b>Who:</b> Kerry Washington<p><b>Where:</b> The Limited Collection Inspired by <i>Scandal</i> spring shopping event in Glendale, California.<p><b>When:</b> Tuesday, February 3rd<p><b>What:</b> The actress paired a black and white Dolce & Gabbana dress with a Roger Vivier “Love” bag and white pumps.<p><b>Why:</b> Polka dots can be a tricky look. …

Attention Single Ladies: Here are the 27 Pieces of Jewelry to Buy Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, known to many of us as “singles awareness day,” is an annual reminder of the past year in love. And whether you spent that time with a significant other, searching for that person, or if it was a year all on your own, don't hesitate to celebrate it this February 14. While many …

How Impulsiveness Can Boost Your Creativity

The key may lie in a belief that slightly negative traits have silver linings.<p>Everyone who’s ever prepared for a job interview knows how to turn a personal weakness into a character strength. The flipside of being a little stubborn might be extra persistence. A bit of impatience, properly directed, …

Nigel Pearson plays down drama after James McArthur touchline tangle

Two months after being banned for a game and fined £10,000 for swearing at one of his own side’s fans, Nigel Pearson was involved in another incident in his technical area – the Leicester manager appearing to put his hands around the neck of Crystal Palace’s James McArthur.<p>The confrontation …

Soccer

In the Moment

The fashion calendar is a strange one. Currently, the international fashion press is gearing up for a month's worth of fall 2015 collections. Meanwhile, pieces from spring 2015 have yet to hit all of the stores. Louis Vuitton managed this seasonal limbo when it premiered the first installment of …