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While Xi Jinping charms Britain, China's struggling women wait

China's first couple may be on a Western charm offensive - but they have yet to do anything concrete to improve Chinese women's lives. Yuan Ren reports<p>There’s more to China’s President Xi Jinping’s visit to the UK this week than business deals and commerce. A lot more.<p>For the first time in decades, …

An Instant Guide To Making Coffee

The folks over at &Orange Motion Design have created a short animation showcasing the various techniques for making coffee, from Chemex through to …

5 Podcasts for Smart Women Runners

Podcasts are free, make you smarter, and download automatically to your iPhone.<p>I have found that runners staunchly plant themselves in one of two camps: runs-with-headphones and runs-without. Like allegiance to a political party, the issue can get emotional. Personally, I get bored listening to …

George Washington

25-minute walk could add seven years to life

New research shows that exercise can delay the ageing process, with experts suggesting one walk a day could halve the risk of heart attack death and add seven years to the lifespan<p>Just 25 minutes of brisk walking a day could add to seven years to your life, heart experts have said.<p>Researchers said …

Colouring for adults helps reduce stress and anxiety, boost creativity

All through high school and college, I often pulled out my box of Crayolas and a kiddy colouring book to help manage stress. In the midst of looming …

Mindfulness

How to Lose Weight Using a Treadmill

Lace up your running shoes and hop on a treadmill for a climate-controlled way to get in your daily cardiovascular exercise, a key facet in shedding …

I’ve been in and out of China for twenty years. Here’s what Americans get wrong about our country.

I was born in the middle of the United States — St. Louis, Missouri — but I never really lived there. Within a few weeks of my birth, my dad’s …

China

Why exercise is important— even if you don’t need to lose weight

The promise of a smaller waistline may get you into the gym, but all of your sweating and panting is delivering far more than aesthetic changes. An active lifestyle isn’t all about weight loss. Regular exercise can help prevent some of the most common diseases of the day, including heart disease, …

15 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Silicon Valley

15 Eating Habits That Make You Live Longer

<i>By Dan Buettner</i><p>For more than a decade, I've been working with a team of experts to study hot spots of longevity -- regions we call Blue Zones, where many people live to 100 and beyond. They are the Greek island of Ikaria; the highlands of Sardinia; the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica; Okinawa, …

A perfect day in Boston

Bostonians like their freedom. The city's rebellious reputation dates back to the days of its founding by a group of religious freethinkers fleeing the dictates of the English crown. A century or so later, the same flicker of freewill sparked the War for Independence and fired up a new nation. …

New England

The Dark Side of the Digital Age: E-Waste

<i>E-Waste via Basal Action Network</i><p>With the passing of Earth Day, I am left with the usual examination of areas in my life where I could possibly improve and be more eco-friendly. The findings are usually pretty dismal; I could do so much better. In the U.S., most of us have the luxury of not having …

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Coffee's True Effects and Benefits – Ending the Controversy

Coffee, the beloved warm elixir known for its life-giving properties. Were it not for this humble bean, most of us would be walking around like brain …

22 Things To Start Doing Now That Will Improve The Rest Of Your Life

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a 23-year-old student asked: "What can people start doing now that will help them a lot in five years?" Hundreds of answers poured in, and this one by Quora contributor Andy Giroux was one of our favorites. You can contribute your own answers to this</i> …

Europe's 8 Most Picturesque Towns

From the islands of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Alps, Europe's postcard-perfect towns continue to inspire travelers with distinct architecture preserved from 1,000 years ago. Filled with plenty of charm, many of these treasured areas contain historic ruins, cobblestone streets, and …

Vintage NASA photos full of space firsts (pictures)

Northern Lights dazzle in skies across Britain

Stargazers treated to rare glimpse of kaleidoscope of colours in skies across United Kingdom as Aurora Borealis visible as far south as the Midlands<p>People across Britain have been treated to a rare display of the Northern Lights, with a kaleidoscope of colours visible as far south as the …

Northern Lights

The Telegraph Festival of Business 2018

The Telegraph’s flagship event for SMEs returns in Autumn 2018 and for the first time will tour the country to champion entrepreneurship and provide essential advice for small businesses with ambitious growth plans. Coming first to Birmingham (September 18), then Manchester (September 27) and …

Small Business

Apple Unveils Most Stunning Photos Shot with an iPhone 6

Just how amazing can a picture be that's shot on an iPhone 6? Get ready to find out. Apple is rolling out a new global advertising campaign that shows off the incredible photos and videos that are taken on an iPhone 6 every day. Billboards around the world, 70 cities in 24 countries, will feature …

British Columbia

Happy face or angry face? A dog can tell the difference, study finds

Word to the wise: Don't play poker with your dog. He can read your face like a book. A new study shows that man's best friend is remarkably good at discerning happy expressions from angry ones – even when he's only looking at half of a person's face.<p>The authors say the findings, published in the …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

Italy

Apple Watch: everything you need to know

The Apple Watch is due for release in April, and will be further showcased at the company's March 9 event. Read on for everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date<p>Cometh the hour, cometh the Watch, and Apple are finally on the verge of releasing theirs following years …

Top 20 best video games for beginners

Want to get into gaming but don’t know where to start? Here are some great smartphone, console and PC titles to kick off your collection<p>So you’ve bought a shiny new games console, or a ridiculously powerful PC, or the latest smartphone iteration, and now you want to play games on it. What happens …

Mars One mission: five Britons shortlisted for one-way trip to Red Planet

Hannah Earnshaw, Maggie Lieu, Ryan MacDonald, Alison Rigby and Clare Weedon are the British names put forward to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet<p>Five Britons have been shortlisted for a one-way trip to Mars as they hope to become the first humans to step foot on the Red Planet.<p>…

Space Science

What are the 10 biggest risks facing the world in 2015?

European discord tops list of threats facing the world in 2015, ahead of Russian aggression and the advance of the Islamic State, warns leading risk consultancy Eurasia Group<p>Europe’s growing political dysfunction is the number one risk facing the world in 2015, as Europe’s fringe political parties …

What I Learned When I Moved to America

I grew up in the Middle East living between Egypt and the Gulf region until I was 21. I did not see many differences between these countries in the overall lifestyle, religion and the language yet I experienced the uniqueness of each country's culture. While moving from any country (or even a …

10 Questions You Must Ask Yourself in 2015

It's that time of year where we swear to ourselves that we'll finally hit the gym, reduce our carb intake and spend more time with the family. Unfortunately, our deeply engrained habits often supersede our good intentions, and we fall back into the same old habits eventually. In fact, according to …

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …