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Meet Virgin's newest flight attendant - a 59-year-old grandmother of 11

A grandmother of 11 who took up her dream job as a flight attendant just shy of her 60th birthday is among the stars of a new documentary about Virgin Atlantic, airing on ITV tonight.<p>Katrine Haynes from Eastbourne will appear in the three-part programme, Virgin Atlantic: Up in the Air, which airs …

Deadly snake makes escape via 20ft-high telephone wire

Police reveal alarmed locals living in Anglesey, North Wales, reported seeing a Burmese python crawling along the wire and down a drainpipe<p>A deadly python terrified locals by making a bid for freedom across a telephone wire 20ft in the air.<p>In scenes "like a horror film" the 12ft-long pet snake …

10 Rooms Featuring Beadboard Paneling

<b>Beadboard paneling</b> adds instant texture and charm to a room, creating visual interest. While beadboard is often associated with traditional spaces, …

A guide to Vietnamese coffee

Strong and flavourful Vietnamese coffee makes converts as quickly as it raises pulses. French colonists might have introduced coffee to Vietnam, but the morning cup of <i>ca phe</i> soon became a local habit. With variations that make use of yoghurt, eggs and even fruit, Vietnamese coffee has developed a …

National Geographic Travel

How to Buy the Right Computer For Your Photography

Photographer Bill Wadman and one of the hosts of On Taking Pictures has created a website for photographers based on a question that keeps getting …

10 Beach Bags for Summer 2016

FASHION SHOPPING<p><b>Get back to nature with our pick of 10 woven baskets decked out with stripes, pompoms or a shimmer of gold to hold your beach</b> …

Movie Review - Ted 2 (2015)

<b>Ted 2</b>, 2015<p>Directed by Seth MacFarlane<br>Starring Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, Jessica Barth, John Slattery, Sam J. …

The Key Ingredient of Portrait Photography: The Story

As photographers, we are blessed with more choices of medium than could possibly be mentioned in a single list, but there are few that are as diverse …

Architizer

Maxwell Motorbikes EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle

Weighing in at under 27 pounds, the new EP0 Ultralightweight Electric Bicycle (up on Kickstarter now) from Maxwell Motorbikes aims to aid in daily commutes and adventurous bike excursions. Not only is it one of the lightest electric bikes on the market, it also purports to deliver a steady 20mph …

Electric Vehicles

Landscaping 101: Mulch

If mulch were a new invention, gardeners would tout it as a miracle. Spreading a thin layer of material on top of garden soil smothers weeds, …

Gardening

Architizer

Alleged Xiaomi Mi 5 and Mi 5 Plus specs leak

The Xiaomi Mi 4 looks set to be replaced soon by the Mi 5<p>It’s approaching the time when Xiaomi’s Mi 4 flagship reaches its one-year anniversary and due a refresher and a new leak has purportedly revealed the specs of Xiaomi‘s next flagship. An image has popped up on Weibo claiming to show the specs …

Mobile Technology

Articles about inside 5 modern barns and farmhouses on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Nantucket is an affluent zip code off the coast of Massachusetts known for its quintessentially New England charm,...<p>Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern …

Farmhouses

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

Articles about 6 radical red houses on Dwell.com - Dwell

In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and trials of ditching the suburbs, buying...<p>A teardown renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, comes with a mandate for maximum efficiency.<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has plenty of scarves …

Logging

Johnny Depp visits Australian children's hospital as Captain Jack Sparrow

Pirates of the Caribbean star delights children with a surprise visit<p>Actor Johnny Depp has taken some time out of filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film to visit an Australian children’s hospital.<p>Dressed as his character Captain Jack Sparrow, and accompanied by British actor and fellow …

Freedom to Move: Unplanned Migration

Seven years and three animal migrations later, here I am, still in western Wyoming focusing my life around photographing animals that migrate. I sometimes call myself a <i>National Geographic</i> magazine contributing photographer, but I need to pinch myself because it all was a far-fetched dream that …

Huawei Honor 7 sold out in China in just 2 minutes

Huawei’s new Honor 7 flagship had its first flash sale in China yesterday and the smartphone seems to have gone down rather well. The company achieved a new record, selling out of stock in just 2 minutes.<p>The flash sale stocked 200,000 units of the Honor 7 with a few different hardware …

Mobile Technology

Death by selfie? Russian police release brochure after spate of fatal accidents

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian police are warning the public of a new danger: Death by selfie.<p>The country's police force is advocating for people to take 'safe selfies' in the wake of a string of deaths. According to Russian news agency Tass, there have been more than 10 deaths and about 100 accidents from …

Justice

Swedish Dads - Photographs and text by Johan Bävman | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Portrait Awards 2015. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>No other country provides such generous terms of parental …

Do you have to be a vegan to help fix climate change? – video

Scriberia, Karl Mathiesen, Nabeelah Shabbir, Pascal Wyse and Paul Boyd

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Environment: News & features

The 15 Best Startups To Work For In America

That's because young companies, unconstrained by a traditional corporate structure, have the power to shape their own culture and mission as they get their businesses off the ground.<p>In an effort to highlight those organizations that have been especially dedicated to their people and culture, office …

America Is Raising A Generation Of Young People Who Can't Do Math

In a new study of adults' core skills in 23 mostly developed countries, the U.S. had a particularly unimpressive showing, scoring well below average in literacy, math, and tech skills. As bad as the overall scores were, young adults in America did even worse.<p>When you restrict scores to 16 to 24 …

Education

Everyday Carry: Walter White

It may not have been called “everyday carry,” but men have always had a selection of gear they traveled with on a daily basis. When you’re Walter …

Breaking Bad