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Daily aspirin 'cuts bowel and stomach cancer deaths'

British researchers say aspirin could reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - certain types of cancer.<p>The Queen Mary University of London team looked into the preventive use of the drug, which is better known for helping to relieve headache symptoms.<p>The study recommends people aged 50 and …

Cancer

How to Prepare for College

<b>Introduction:</b><p>Because I have been teaching at Cornell for more than four decades, and because I have been writing on Higher Education for the Huffington Post and in 2008 published <i>In Defense of Reading: Teaching Literature in the Twenty-First Century,</i> I am often asked if I have any suggestions for …

Education

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption -- that we are beginning to consume and experience more of it but in smaller chunks, from a diversity of sources, …

Learning

These 5 Pablo Neruda Quotes Taught Us About Love And Life

Pablo Neruda, renowned Chilean poet, was known for his beautiful love poems. In honor of his birthday, July 12, here are some of his most beautiful quotes.

5 Amazing Libraries You Must Visit

Modern libraries that are far from those dingy book crypts from your research paper nightmares!<p>Photo by: japanese_craft_construction<p>To safeguard libraries from analog death, modern book houses are spruced up with crazy cool architectural cues and new forms of media to keep you people comfortable …

Makerspaces

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

Top 10 free things to do in Amsterdam

From galleries, boat trips and concerts to the city's famous condom shop, there's plenty of great things to do in Amsterdam that won't cost you a guilder • Add your suggestions in the comments below<p>Galleries<p>The Van Gogh museum may be an unmissable (albeit very crowded and expensive) destination in …

No Upgrade, But a Happy Surprise on British Airways: The New Premium Economy Cabin

For years, I've been booking premium economy tickets when traveling to Europe, almost always on British Airways: My wife and I love London and use it as our hub for other travel. Why pay extra for premium economy (which BA calls World Traveller Plus)? It enables us to upgrade to business class …

Long Haul

What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

In the past, an ideal neighborhood was a cozy, mostly homogenous Thomas Kinkade painting come to life, complete with the helpful postman and pie-making grandmother from across the street. You went out to the brand-name grocer in your brand-name car. The other prevailing lifestyle was the polar …

Urban Design

10 Reasons Berlin Is Still Cool

In the last decade, Berlin has been transformed from a city that was once touted as "poor but sexy" to a rapidly growing international hub with a bustling tech startup scene, an expanding expat community, and a host of riled natives. Sure, there's been an invasion of 20-somethings from around the …

Glasgow: From Pubs to Parks In Scotland's 'Second City'

If you're a fan of edgy, Scottish-made movies, you might imagine that traveling here is like jumping through the screen into the bleak, urban landscapes of <i>Trainspotting</i> or <i>Shallow Grave</i>. And as far as Scotland's biggest city, Glasgow, is concerned, even the peat-smoky sound of the word evokes images …

Scotland

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

A cuppa at Amical. All photos courtesy of Tink Labs.<p><i>By Terence Kwok for Fathom</i> | Crafted coffee, artisanal pastries, design shops -- smells like a scene. Hong Kong's Tink Labs founder shows us around the hot spots.<p>HONG KONG – I've lived in Hong Kong most of my life, spending only a short stint in …

Hong Kong

London Tops The List As Most Well-Balanced City, Beating Out Paris And New York City

In a recent study done by PriceWaterhouseCooper, London has risen to the top as the shiniest, spiffiest city in all the land. The Big Smoke has pushed New York City out of the top spot this time and we can think of a few reasons why.<p>The sights to see are top notch, it's the best city in the world …

Articles about new zealand goes modern part two on Dwell.com - Dwell

For even more nifty nursery ideas, we checked in with the owner of online children's emporium fawn&forest and modern parent,...<p>You've already seen our favorites in Sydney and on Australia's southern coast.<p>Solar Farmhouse among the newest models of Renew...<p>Babies happen. They can even happen in a …

Architecture

Zane Lowe lists his 100 favourite records of 2013

The Radio 1 DJ has announced his favourite records of the year, asking listeners to choose the number one. So what would you pick?<p>Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has listed his 100 favourite records of 2013, in a giant edition of his weekly 'Hottest Record' feature.<p>He launched the list on Monday's edition of …

Blue Is the Warmest Colour is too moving to be porn

When Abdellatif Kechiche's film Blue Is the Warmest Colour screened at Cannes last week, its explicit sex scenes certainly made some waves. The story …

Blue Is the Warmest Colour translation hurried into print after Cannes victory

Small Canadian publisher Arsenal Pulp Press is pushing forward publication of its English translation of French graphic novel Le bleu est une couleur …

Seattle and Portland: best blogs for travellers

<b>PORTLAND</b><p>If you don't fancy what's on the menu at a street food cart in Portland, just turn the corner: there's bound be another one waiting, ready to …

Cannes 2013 Palme d'Or goes to film about lesbian romance

It was the popular choice reflecting a hot-button political issue. The award of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival to Blue Is the Warmest …

Five myths of the Australian economy

1. Australia survived the global financial crisis unscathed<p>One problem with getting through the GFC without going into recession is that it's easy to …

Welcome to Guardian Australia | Katharine Viner

Today we launch Guardian Australia, the Guardian’s third international digital edition, focusing our unique style of journalism on this vast and …

Rent your home to pay for your holiday

Fancy making money from your home while you're on holiday? Increasing numbers of websites are springing up which allow people to rent out their …

Cannes Film Festival: Lesbian drama wins Palme d'Or

<b>Blue is the Warmest Colour, an intimate love story about two young French women, has won the Palme d'Or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival.</b><p>It has attracted attention for its explicit sex scenes as well as the acclaimed performances of actresses Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.<p>Hollywood …

Steven Spielberg

Australia ranked 'happiest' developed nation again

<b>Australia has been ranked the world's happiest nation among developed economies for the third year running.</b><p>Top position went to Australia, because of the overall strength of its economy, in the Better Life Index compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.<p>Sweden, Canada, …

OECD