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My 'buy nothing year': How one woman saved £22,000

Buying a round of drinks in a pub isn’t usually a spectator sport but when I punched my PIN number into the card terminal in my local, a cheer went up. As the clock struck midnight on 26 November this year, my friends and family gathered round to watch me make my first purchase in a year.<p>Twelve …

Radiation-Induced Heart Disease: Pathologic Abnormalities and Putative Mechanisms

1. Siegel R, Ma J, Zou Z, Jemal A. Cancer statistics, 2014. CA Cancer J Clin (2014) 64(1):9–2910.3322/caac.21208 [PubMed] [Cross Ref]<p>2. Clarke M, …

Going Solo: Tips for Safely Hiking Alone

Tips for Staying Safe on a Solo Hike<p>Hiking alone can be peaceful and the perfect way to spend some quality time with yourself. Hiking alone can also …

Who is the drowned mystery man? Police seek family of man cycling and canoeing across Canada

The mystery surrounding the identity of the man found on a Lake Huron beach more than a week ago just got a little clearer.<p>And, at the same time, a …

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The Rich Kids Of Singapore Can't Afford Clothes, Apparently

<b>By now you’ve probably all become painfully aware of the purposefully attention seeking ‘Rich Kids of London’ Instagram page, well now there’s some</b> …

The 7 Most Unique Restaurants Around the World

Often the mundane starts to settle in and our craving to jet-set across the world pulls us to do just that. There are a plethora of extraordinary …

Why Did the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Suddenly Close?

The world’s tallest and longest glass bridge recently closed after just 13 days of being open to the public<p>After opening to the public just two weeks ago, the world’s tallest and longest glass bridge has suddenly closed down. Located in south-central China, the record-breaking Zhangjiajie Grand …

Sleep 'resets' brain connections crucial for memory and learning, study reveals

Discovery that sleeplessness causes neurons to become ‘muddled’ with electrical activity could help develop new treatments for mental health disorders<p>For Jules Verne it was the friend who keeps us waiting. For Edgar Allan Poe so many little slices of death. But though the reason we spend a third of …

The Brain

From Vietnam to Los Angeles: Photographer who captured iconic image on one road sees end of another

Nick Ut stood on a road in a village just outside of Saigon when he spotted the girl — naked, scorched by napalm and screaming as she ran. He raised his camera and snapped the photo that changed his life.<p>Almost a half century later, Ut is driving east of Los Angeles International Airport, past the …

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The owners of these defiant 'nail houses' in China refuse to give in to developers

But all that new infrastructure and construction requires space, which means residents are sometimes forced to move in order to make room for new projects. Some people refuse to leave their homes, however, often because they consider the compensation they've been offered to be too low.<p>In China, …

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Dubai is building the world's first hotel with its own rainforest — here's what it's like inside

Set to open in 2018, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will boast over 2 million square feet of hotel, residential, and leisure space, an artificial beach, and a glass-bottom pool suspended above the streets of Dubai.<p>The hotel, designed by ZAS Architects, will be accommodated by a 47-storey tower …

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What a Pro Mountain Climber Who Burns 10,000 Calories a Day Really Eats

Melissa Arnot's body needs a lot of fuel. The professional climber and Eddie Bauer guide made history earlier this year as the first American woman to summit Everest without using supplemental oxygen. The 32-year-old's latest feat? The 50 Peaks Challenge. She and climbing partner Maddie Miller set …

'We have no maps, we don’t know where to go': How Lake Como became the unlikely hotspot of Europe’s migration crisis

As the sun sets over the mountains, young women in summer dresses promenade along the lakefront, Gulf Arab tourists lick ice creams and families tuck into plates of seafood spaghetti in outdoor restaurants.<p>But just a few hundred yards from the idyllic scenes on the banks of Lake Como in the north …

The yoga poses to relieve your lower back pain

By <i>Starts at 60 Writers</i> • In <i>Health</i> • On <i>Sunday 31st Jul, 2016</i><p>There’s no doubt a lot of what you do involves sitting — you sit to eat, you sit to drive …

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Virgin Galactic gets FAA license to start flight-testing its spaceplane

Virgin Galactic now has a commercial operating license for its SpaceShipTwo vehicle. That’s the company’s spaceplane that’s designed to take passengers into sub-orbital space. The license, granted by the Federal Aviation Administration, allows Virgin Galactic to begin conducting test flights of the …

Photos of a wrenching moment in history

Photographer Joseph Eid captures photos of Palmyra – one of the world’s most intact ancient ruins – before and after IS occupation. The juxtaposition is wrenching.<p>The Syrian army, backed by Russian air strikes, forced the Islamic State from the city of Palmyra at the end of March, ending the …

Take it outside: 17 alfresco restaurants to try this summer

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The murder of Qandeel Baloch lifts the lid on misogyny in Pakistan

<i>Shaista Aziz is a British freelance journalist who writes about race, gender and Islam.</i><p>Qandeel Baloch, a 26-year-old former model and social media star became a household name in Pakistan for her bold, unapologetic videos celebrating her sexuality and, in turn, exposing the deeply ingrained …

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

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Testing your limits on Vancouver Island’s West Coast Trail

<b>Trial by trail</b><p><i>The trail is the perfect means of moving yourself to a place thought impossible. This summer, load up a pack, feel wobbly, sweat, stumble, but over time, trail goodness will overcome fear and feel your soul become energized from being grounded in Canada</i><p>A path through the forest on the …

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<b>London (CNN) —</b> The most vocal architect of Britain's seismic decision to leave the European Union thumbed his nose at the EU Parliament Tuesday as members booed and turned their backs on him, in the most visible clash of ideologies between Britain and Europe since last week's vote.<p>Nigel Farage, …

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The world’s 10 best train journeys – by the woman who’s done them all

<i>After covering three continents and 45,000 miles by train for our Around the World in 80 Trains series, Monisha Rajesh shares her unmissable rail journeys</i><p>1. Xining to Lhasa<p>Climbing more than 17,000ft, the Qinghai-Tibet railway travels along the top of the world past ice-blue lakes and snow-capped …

Three shirts, four pairs of trousers: meet Japan's 'hardcore' minimalists

Fumio Sasaki gave away the majority of his possessions and now lives with just the bare essentials<p>Fumio Sasaki’s one-room Tokyo apartment is so stark friends liken it to an interrogation room. He owns three shirts, four pairs of trousers, four pairs of socks and a meagre scattering of various other …

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Plan your own Brexit: The world's cheapest places to emigrate to

As the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated in the Lords, the constant uncertainty and debate about Britain's future in Europe (not to mention the rain and relentlessly rising house prices) may have left you plotting your own Brexit. If you want to ditch the UK in favour of a …

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The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

The alberghi diffusi model is revitalising dwindling communities across Italy by repurposing their unused buildings into ‘scattered hotels’. Our writer lives like a local in a few of these hamlet gems. Scroll down for more<p>It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, …