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50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …


Here Are The Books On President Obama's Summer Reading List

More like Reader of the Free World.


15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Body Art

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …


Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China


Uluru’s big secret

About 25km west of Uluru is another sacred site that rises even higher – but fewer people know about.<p>When you’re somewhere as remote as Australia’s outback, “over there” can mean a three-day drive to the state border. But when you’re standing in front of the region’s now famous spiritual icon, …


Protecting Forests for Orangutans – Bringing Together a Historic Team of Forest Guardians in Borneo

Wildlife<p>Orangutans in Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo © Katie Hawk/TNC<p><i>By Dr. Herlina Hartanto, Director of the Indonesia Terrestrial Program,</i> <i></i><i>The Nature Conservancy</i><p>A glimpse of red fur hanging on a tree branch caught my eye while cruising along the Kahayan River in …


Hunting the blue Yeti of Bhutan

Once thought to be a Himalayan myth, Bhutan’s national flower is a once-in-a-lifetime find.<p>On a clear day, the entire Jomolhari Range – including Bhutan’s second highest peak and one of the country’s most sacred places – should be visible from where I was standing. But on that cold and gloomy June …


This woman’s body was photoshopped 18 times in different countries to examine global beauty ideals

HOW DO PERCEPTIONS OF BEAUTY VARY ACROSS THE GLOBE? When the pharmacy Superdrug asked that question, they came up with a study where female graphic …

6 best views of the Taj Mahal

More than 3 million people pour into Agra each year to see the architectural wonder that was created by the 17th-century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan …

The quest for the perfect pad Thai

A fan of Thailand’s national dish scours Bangkok to find the greatest version – and to learn about the dish’s intriguing past.<p>“Oh god!” said the American expat, rolling her eyes disdainfully, when I told her I was here in Bangkok to write about pad Thai, the noodle dish found in almost every Thai …


The deep rooted history of Chicago’s deep-dish pizza

Starting with an ancient culinary tradition carried overseas by Neapolitan immigrants, pizza has evolved into a Windy City icon.<p>Pizza in the United States is deeply embedded into the nation’s culinary consciousness, from thin crust in New York to wood fired in San Francisco.<p>But Chicago’s version …


Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

Bike Lanes

A home from home: inside Airbnb's San Francisco headquarters – in pictures

AirBnb, the pioneering web company that allows people to rent out their homes to travellers, has just completed work on its new headquarters in San Francisco. The office space, which fills a century-old warehouse, takes inspiration from listings posted on the site, featuring replicas of apartments …

3 Makeup Tricks You Need To Know

When it comes to looking younger, who doesn't want instant gratification? Makeup artist Napoleon Perdis gives his easy secrets to having sculpted cheekbones, wider eyes, and fuller lips in minutes.<p><b>Sculpt sky-high cheekbones</b><p>First, apply foundation as you normally would to create an even, matte …