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Second World War camp survivor and wife both die on 76th wedding anniversary

War veteran Clifford Hartland died aged 101, hours before wife Marjorie, 97, died 'of a broken heart'<p>A Second World War prisoner camp survivor and his wife of 76 years died within hours of each other on their wedding anniversary.<p>Veteran Clifford Hartland died at the age of 101, 14 hours before his …

Photo Tip: Do This to Get Way Better Portraits When You Ask a Stranger to Take Your Picture

Asking a stranger on the street to take your picture often leaves you shaking your head afterwards. That’s because, for some reason, most people seem …

How to plan your dream wedding

Expert tips on choosing the perfect wedding dress, flowers, makeup and food for any bride<p><i>THE DRESS</i><p>Caroline Burstein offers her tips. She is the creative director of <i>Browns</i> fashion boutique and the founder of <i>Browns Bride</i> in London:<p>1. <i>Keep an open mind.</i> Often, women have a very fixed idea of what they …

8 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photographs

You have plenty of options to choose from when you want to reduce the noise in your images. However, you first need to understand why noise actually …

What exactly does one do at a posh, women-only sensual healing retreat? We investigate: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/1ez96 Illustration by Jean-Philippe Delhomme.

Michael Jackson: Intimate Photos From the King of Pop's Teenage Years

Amazing vintage pics of Jackson and his brothers from the lens of Jim Britt<p>13<p>Jim Britt had just signed as Motown's art director and photographer in …

This Ingenious Hoodie Could Save Homeless People's Lives

When Anders Hsi constructed a hoodie that zips up the front of a wearer’s face, he had in mind a person who values his privacy, like a passenger on an airplane.<p>But when a homeless man named Joe approached Hsi and was eager to try on the innovative sweatshirt, Hsi realized his product could take on …

Powerful Portraits of Incredible People Who are Facing Death with Acceptance & Peace

<i>Right Before I Die</i> is a tearjerker. It’s a heartbreaking photo series by Andrew George that strikes at the very core of most people’s deepest fear, …

Fantastic Macro Series of Ants in Their Natural Environment

Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov creates unbelievable ant images that are surprisingly devoid of any digital manipulation<p>The pictures in this …

Photography

Lost Camera with Wedding & Honeymoon Photos Washes Ashore in California

While taking her usual walk along the water on Cardiff State Beach, California resident Marian Rogers came across a waterproof camera, still intact, …

Jim Goldstein Offers Invaluable Advice for Novice Photographers

The question, “how can I take better photographs” never goes away for the photographer who is constantly looking to improve and evolve, no matter how …

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

13 destinations that all cat lovers should visit in their lifetime

St Petersburg: the cats of the Hermitage

"There have been cats in the Hermitage ever since the days of the Elizabeth Petrovna," says Maria Haltunen, Assistant to the Museum Director, and PR to the famous felines. "Except for the 900-day period of the Siege of Leningrad, when the people were starving. So of course, the cats did not survive …

The cat's meow: top 10 destinations for feline fanatics

Every day, millions of feline fanatics click on cat videos and cat memes. Time to get offline and on the road with this cat-centric itinerary.<p>Furry friends relaxing at a cat cafe. Image by Marser / Flickr Open / Getty Images.<p>Cat cafes, Japan<p>Japan is known for many things, but lots of living space …

Pets

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Asia Travel

Twenty destinations for 2014: in pictures

Bali's glass-bottomed hotel room

Set over a freshwater shrimp pond, Udang House (also known as the Shrimp House) at the Bambu Inda Hotel features a bedroom with glass floor panels that reveal a panorama of underwater activity. The rustic-looking suite, made from teak wood, aims to create a “fishing village experience”, kitted out …

21 confessions of an air hostess

Air New Zealand

Cable cars: 10 amazing rides around the world

Expert guide to Edinburgh

Essential Information<p>The VisitScotland website (visitscotland.com) is a useful source of information on where to stay and what to do while you are in Edinburgh. The main Edinburgh VisitScotland Information Centre is at Waverley Mall, 3 Princes Street, EH2 2QP; call 00 44 131 473 3868. There is also …

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

Relationships

Underwater Park

Our Year of No Sugar: One Family's Grand Adventure

<b>By Eve O. Schaub, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>Once upon a time, I was healthy; at least I thought I was.<p>Sure, I lacked enough energy to get me through …

Diabetes

The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the camera. Watch it here: http://fw.to/00HXuwg

Photographer Captures Astonishing Images of Southern Right Whales

Justin Hofman's stunning photographs of southern right whales showcase their beauty and gentleness—and their enormity.

Sex after cancer: 'Patients should not feel that bringing up sex is too trivial'

With more focus on rehabilitation, many people can overcome the effects of cancer on their sex lives with small adjustments<p>"It seems trivial almost when your life is on the line to ask the oncologist about having sex. You think, 'Thank God I'm here and I'm alive.' And, does it really matter if I …

A year after the Delhi gang-rape, more must be done to stop abuse of women

While revulsion at the brutal rape sparked some change in attitudes in India, we must all continue to speak out<p>This week marks one year since the gang rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in New Delhi. One evening she boarded a bus home from the cinema that never reached its destination. On …