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How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

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Useful Apple Mac keyboard shortcuts

Master your MacBook.Apple<p>OS X might seem simple — but it's an absolute powerhouse if you know how to use it.<p>Some of the easiest ways to get the most of out of Apple's desktop operating system are hidden in plain sight: Keyboard shortcuts.<p>Flick between applications and tabs. Take screenshots. Fine …

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London events calendar

Events in April 2018<p>Enjoy a striking display of British pomp and pageantry, as you watch the free Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Bangkok's best views: top spots to admire the Thai capital

In pancake-flat Bangkok, elevated views are as precious as a good dish of pat tai. Yet for a place that barely breaks sea level there are quite a few places to marvel at the scale of the city: from a Buddhist temple on an artificial mountain to chic restaurants crowning towering skyscrapers.<p>River …

Expert guide to Dubrovnik

Essential information<p><b>British Consulate:</b> The British Honorary Consulate Dubrovnik is closed until further notice. If you need consular assistance in the area, you are advised to call the British Embassy Zagreb (Ivana Lučića 4, Zagreb; 00 385 1 600 9100; gov.uk<p><b>Croatian Emergency services</b>: dial</b> …

Terrible Real Estate Photos

Terrible Real Estate Photos (previously featured at Neatorama) is a website full of shots that defy all realty rational thought and reason. Toilets …

Disturbing & Uncensored Artworks That Reflect Modern Society

At first glance, the colourful illustrations of Spanish artist Gunsmithcat (aka Luis Quiles) look innocent enough, until you look a little closer. …

Burning the Clocks

A Brighton tradition for almost two decades<p>Held every year on the solstice - 21st December – the shortest day and longest night<p>A luminous lantern …

Tips for getting the most out of OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite packs a lot of new features inside a cleaner, flatter interface on the Mac. It’s a big upgrade, and there’s a lot to take in at first glance.<p>Whether you’re a Mac novice or a seasoned expert, there’s plenty to explore in the latest version of OS X. Wondering how to get started? Here …

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Conquer Insomnia In 6 Weeks? There’s An App For That–And It Could Change Your Life

There’s plenty of science behind Sleepio, now available on iOS 8, but it’s an animated professor that brings users back for weekly sessions.<p>When Peter Hames complained to doctors about his insomnia, they responded by pulling out a prescription pad. Then came the inevitable: more sleeping pills.<p>But …

South East Asia - in two weeks?

If annual leave is tight, don't despair - you can see South East Asia in just a fortnight. Here's how to cram Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam …

What Is Baltia Air Lines?

The airline industry is my life, though sometimes I’m caught totally off guard by start ups. Reader Chris left a comment on the blog a few hours ago …

Publish photos to Instagram stored on your Mac using Younity

One sad limitation of Instagram is you can’t post photos to the service from your Mac, only your iPhone. It’s by design, of course — Instagram wants to be a more spontaneous photo hosting service than the likes of Flickr — but it can make things annoying when you want to give a more polished shot …

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Car Salesman Confidential: How To Buy A Used Car

It's All About Who You Can Trust<p>In recent years, with the transaction price of the average new car climbing past $30,000, and the sluggish economy, more and more people are electing to keep their cars a little longer, or buy used. So the question is, how do you keep from getting stuck with a bad …

Final Fantasy-Themed Restaurant Opens in Tokyo

A Final Fantasy XIV-themed restaurant had its grand opening yesterday in Tokyo. Named the Eorzea Cafe after the region in which the game takes place, …

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Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

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Europe 24 – an air traffic data visualisation

European airspace is some of the busiest and most complex anywhere in the world. Every day thousands of air traffic controllers guide millions of …

NATS Blog - NATS is a global leader in innovative air traffic control and airport solutions

The recent deployment of EXCDS in to the London Terminal Control operation at NATS was the successful culmination of nearly three years of …

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?<p>Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who …

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38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

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5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs

A new book shows how our canine companions enrich our lives.<p><b>Dog owners know how how much joy our beloved canine companions bring to our lives.</b><p>They enrich us in small and undramatic ways every day—by making us laugh, keeping us company, and offering us unconditional love. My new National Geographic …

HUMAN REMAINS by Elizabeth Haynes

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

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"The Mortal Instruments," Another "Twilight" Wannabe, Is A Big Fail

Memo to Hollywood: The teen girl + sexy British guy formula was a fluke, so please stop wasting millions on bad imitations. Long live Katniss Everdeen!<p>The entertainment industry is fundamentally a reactionary business; decisions are made in corporate boardrooms, where box office reports are …