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THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE BY STEPHEN COVEY - ANIMATED BOOK REVIEW

How to make a good first impression

So we asked Susan RoAne—author of the recently released 25th anniversary edition of <i>How to Work a Room: The Ultimate Guide to Making Lasting Connections—in Person and Online</i>—for her tips on how to make those events less daunting and more fun. "In every room, there are people who you want to meet, …

Round-the-clock London: what it’s like to live and work in city that never sleeps

Strikes over all-night tube service highlight the changing nature of a capital where you can eat, drink and even have your hair done from dusk till dawn<p><b>The tube driver</b><p>Finn Brennan was a driver on the Northern line for 23 years, but is now a district organiser for Aslef, the drivers’ union that led …

England

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

Adventure Travel

Celebrity Sightings of the Week

Cambridge

5 extremely easy photo edits to use before you post

Photo editing is easier than it's ever been before, which means there's no longer any excuses for posting substandard pics on your social sites.<p>To …

'I took this photo at Tanah Lot temple on Bali's south-west coastline during a phenomenal sunset. It's certainly a must see if you ever visit!' - @jacob. Stay tuned for our final image to come from Jacob, for this week-end's #lpInstaTakeover. #travel

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California

9 Tips for Photographing Mountain Lake Reflections

There’s something ultimately alluring about lake and river reflections in landscape photography, especially when surrounded by majestic snow capped …

Beautiful Landscape Photos of the Great Outdoors

Corvallis, Oregon-based photographer Marc Adamus specializes in landscape images. The beauty and artistry of his photographs come from a keen eye for …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

Digital Photography

The incredible rise and fall of Tesco

The company announced losses of £6.4 billion for 2014-15, its worst set of results in 100 years of trading and the first posting since CEO Dave Lewis took the reigns last July.<p>Lewis has been struggling to reform the company after revealing last September that it overstated profits by £250 million …

Tesco

Busted! 7 Myths About High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range photography gets a lot of hate on the internet, particularly from other photographers. In this article, we're going to bust the …

HDR Photography

Seascapes: Ocean Waves Photographed to Look Like Mountain Ranges

Many photographers capture close-up photos of ocean waves, but photographer Ray Collins has a portfolio of wave shots that stands out. His images of …

Photography

18 Things You Do When You're Alone—But Would NEVER Admit

<b>2. Eat peanut butter out of the jar by the light of the refrigerator.</b> Or cream cheese. Or yogurt. Or cold leftover pizza. You're not picky as long as you've got that mood lighting.<p><b>3. Ignore serving sizes completely.</b> Who says you can't have three quarters of a frozen pizza all for yourself?<p><b>4. Talk</b> …

The best recipes for leftover chicken

As it's revealed that Britain wastes more food than any other country, we show you how to transform your scraps into delicious meals<p>We've all been there. It's a Monday night, and you've got the remains of Sunday lunch's roast chicken in the fridge, but you have absoloutely no idea what to do with …

Cooking

How to choose the best protein shakes

Protein powder was once a niche product, reserved for the larders of hardcore weight lifters and possibly pro sportsmen. Not any more. Today the benefits of protein are widely acknowledged—there's even Weetabix Protein—and the sports supplement industry in Britain is now worth £650 million a …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Delivery Room Nightmares: 5 Births That Make Yours Look Like a Disney Movie

"My baby boy was born early Sunday morning, on Father’s Day, and spent the first few days of his life with the most amazing team of nurses and doctors while I recovered in the ICU. When it was all said and done, I was diagnosed with severe preeclampsia, HELLP syndrome, and multiple organ failure. …

10 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies

9 Awesome Weight-Loss Tips From Women Who've Transformed Their Bodies<p>Because they know exactly what you're going through<p>Jennifer Tallman<p>Slimming down isn't easy—it takes time and commitment to reach your weight-loss goals. That said, it's definitely not <i>impossible</i>. But don't take our word for it. …

Everything You Need to Know About Vaginas

Now, we understand it can be easy to blow off your below-the-belt region. It's not like you can pop into your uterus to say hi, or ask your ovaries how they're holding up. Then there's the fact that, when it comes to anything "vagina," even the most jaded can act both captivated and prudish. But …

David Cameron 'deeply concerned' about Nigel Farage's call to scrap race relations laws

Downing Street rounds on the 'wrong and desperate' Ukip leader after he says laws to protect ethnic minority employees from discrimination should be scrapped<p><b>Nigel Farage's call to scrap race relations laws</b> is "deeply concerning", David Cameron believes.<p>Downing Street has rounded on the “wrong and …

National Geographic Travel

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

London has its fair share of iconic bridges already, but it wants more. It’s about to start building the Garden Bridge–a very green pedestrian walkway designed by Thomas Heatherwick. And now it wants another bridge to connect Pimlico, near Victoria Station, with a massive new development in Nine …

Venezuela’s nightly lightning show

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo sees more lightning than anywhere else on earth. Our writer gets a ringside seat to watch the action<p>Anyone who cowers under the duvet during a thunderstorm should look away now, but those who love the theatre and excitement of a good bout of thunder and lightning should …

18 Things You Should Know About Sleep, According To A Sleep Doctor

"The brain craves routine for good sleep."<p>For more on this topic, feel free to browse the Reddit thread or check out Dr. Verma's blog PeerWell.

6 Super-Smart Eye Shadow Hacks You NEED to Try

<b>Use a Large Oval Brush to Apply All Your Shadows</b><br>You can forget using a separate brush for every different color of your shadow look. Waitesmith says that you can use the <b>Artis Oval 3 Brush</b> ($32, artisbrush.com) to apply each layer, including under the lower lash line. Simply sweep your base color …

Paris

Most Paris numbers start with 01; mobile phone numbers start with 06; numbers beginning 08 are special-rate numbers, ranging from 0800 freephone to premium-rate calls<p><b>Time difference:</b> +1 hourTravelling times: London to Paris by Eurostar takes 2hr 15min. Flying time is about one hour<p>Local laws and …

The Anti-Aging Products You Should Be Using in Your Twenties, Thirties, and Forties

<b>Sunscreen and Antioxidants</b><br>Beating sun damage to the aging punch is especially important in your twenties. Sun exposure over time is proven to accelerate aging, as it damages the elastin that makes skin look youthful. Jaliman says to use a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen in the morning to protect …