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Palestinians see worrisome trend in 'honour' killings rise | Reuters

AQQABA, West Bank (Reuters) - A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is a crime scene - testament to a practice so sensitive that it is spoken of only in whispers.<p>Palestinian women stand in front of a mural depicting al-Aqsa mosque during a protest against the …

Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK - animated video

Thinktank puts a figure on the annual cost of the gap between rich and poor and calls for politicians to act<p>Published: 15 Mar 2014<p><b>George Monbiot:</b> As the justifications for gross inequality collapse, only the Green party is brave enough to take on the billionaires’ boot boys<p>Published: 29 Jul …

97 Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

At-home brunch means no waiting in line, plus: eating in pajamas! These leisurely homemade brunch ideas will help you do it up in style.<p><b>An at-home brunch means no waiting in line</b>, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. These recipes will help you tackle a …

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13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search

Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.<p>Ever since the Internet's dozens of Web crawlers (AltaVista, …

This column will change your life: stop rating your whole self http://t.gu.com/oQiS8 'Trying to think of yourself as a good person dramatically raises the stakes of everything you do and magnifies mistakes' Illustration: Robin Hursthouse for the Guardian

35 Gorgeous Color Photos Of Russia 100 Years Ago

But he left behind over 2,600 amazing photographs of the Russian Empire he had taken between 1909 and 1915.<p>The Prokudin-Gorskii Collection at the Library of Congress shows the ethnographic and geographic diversity of the vast Russian Empire through images of people, religious architecture, pastoral …

Cookie Monster Learns a Lesson from Tom Hiddleston

Daily Inspiration #1540

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

What makes a language difficult?

EVERYONE has the intuition that some languages are more difficult than others. For the native English-speaker, professional agencies that teach …

Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Britain's national parks: readers' tips

WINNING TIP: <b>Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, Caernarfon</b><p>This is my all-time favourite place to stay in the UK. Set in a beautiful mountain pass in Snowdonia, this is a walkers' and mountaineers' hotel, with memorabilia from the 1953 Everest team, who trained there. The rooms are clean and traditional. The …

Iraq violence: Baghdad and Baquba hit by bomb attacks

<b>A wave of bomb attacks across Iraq has killed at least 46 people, police and medical sources say.</b><p>Worst affected were Baghdad and the central city of Baquba, which were hit by numerous blasts.<p>Violence during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which ended in early August, left more than 670 people …

Here's Tammy, a South American anteater, showing how every year the height and weight of the more than 16,000 animals in London zoo are recorded http://t.gu.com/o9YCm Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Quentin Tarantino Lists the 12 Greatest Films of All Time: From Taxi Driver to The Bad News Bears

<i>Creative Commons image via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>Any list of the most respected American filmmakers of the past half-century would have to include Stanley …

30 artists you really shouldn't miss at Reading Festival and Leeds Festival http://ow.ly/o5pCj