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10 of the best things to do in Vietnam

1. Light a lantern in Hoi An<p>Every <i>Tết</i> (Vietnamese New Year), Hoi An is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour and light for its Lantern Festival. …

Manhattan transfers: New York’s boroughs by ferry

There are a lot of sights to tick off on a visit to New York City. Lots of tall buildings, lots of parks … and lots of people at all of them. But if you have seen the well-trodden attractions, it can be fun to find a more authentic side to the city. And this has become easier since the city …

Travel

This site makes browsing Netflix simple again

Tired of spending more time trying to find something to watch on Netflix than actually watching stuff? Flixable aims to fix that.<p>We've all been there. You sit down for movie night, open Netflix and start looking for something to watch. And you keep looking. And keep looking. And you look until you …

Watchlist

The 20 destinations you must visit in 2018

Our experts reveal their top 20 picks for the year ahead, from the beaches of Turkey to the rainforests of Nicaragua.<p>1. Turkey's Turquiose Coast<p>Sunshine-soaked and with a glittering blue seaboard, Turkey’s glorious “turquoise” coast wouldn’t normally rank as a newly rising star. The 300-mile loop …

Friday's top photos: alpacas on guard and a laser festival

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a presidential inauguration and Black Friday madness

Black Friday

Midlife muscle maintenance: the nutritional secret to building muscle in your 40s and beyond

We see it all the time. The busiest place in the gym is the mirror next to the weights – plenty of flexing, a few selfies and a protein shake thrown in for good measure.<p>Don’t worry, I'm not about to tell you that you need to go down that route – although you do need to start paying attention to …

Nutrition

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Mindfulness

This accessory turns your Echo Dot into a portable speaker that sounds better than an Echo

The VAUX Cordless Home Speaker + Portable Battery for Amazon Echo Dot is easily one of our favorite accessories ever for Amazon’s popular Alexa …

Tech Trends

Amazing bars around the world to drink at before you die

Nottingham Forest

Revealed: how to make the perfect gin and tonic

Lime or lemon? A little tonic or a lot? A scientist has researched how to make the definitive G&T<p>We Britons all have our own ideas about what makes a great gin and tonic – whether it’s Gordon’s with a slice of lemon or Beefeater with a wedge of lime<p>Now, however, the question of how to make the …

Bale

13 Minutes. 9 Stretching Exercises. One Routine That'll Make You Feel Like a New Person

We're all guilty of skipping out on the stretch at the end of a workout (sorry g2g!), but stretching can decrease recovery time, reduce your risk of …

The best spa hotels in the south of England

There are many hotels in the south of England that offer spas; but there is a subtle but definite distinction between ‘hotels with spa’ and ‘spa hotels’. The former offers spa facilities of some sort - often excellent - but it can’t be said that they are the main point of the hotel. The latter’s …

6 Stretches for a Lean, Limber Body

Stretch for Greater Flexibility<p>Still not getting the results you want from your exercise routine? Blame tight muscles, says Ashley Borden, a …

Yoga

All-Natural Headache Cures

Your Video is Loading<p>The No-Pill Migraine Solution, Pt 1 (4:51)<p>Instead of popping a pill, try these natural cures to relieve your headaches. Their …

Alternative Medicine

How to improve your knowledge of whisky

To the uninitiated, the world of whisky can seem bewildering – but it doesn’t have to be this way, says Johnnie Walker’s master blender Jim Beveridge<p>Jim Beveridge trained as an analytical chemist and was employed by Johnnie Walker 35 years ago to research and develop the flavours in its …

Henry Kissinger: Iran 'A Bigger Problem Than ISIS'

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that Iran "is a bigger problem than ISIS."<p>In an interview with NPR that was released on Saturday, Kissinger explained that because Iran has a stronger footing in the Middle East, it has a greater opportunity to create an empire.<p>"The borders of the …

Top 10 Scottish castle stays

You may have to camp or self-cater, but all of these Scottish castles offer a chance to stay in splendid surrounds at (relatively) affordable prices<p>Blair Castle, Perthshire (woodland lodges)<p>Blair Castle in bucolic Perthshire, the seat of the Dukes of Atholl since medieval times, wouldn’t look out …

iMore: Learn more. Be more.

An Apple as serious about AI as it is about silicon could be a powerful force for the future of computing.<p>Media, like medicine, should strive to help …

Discover Your Favorite Artists' Least-Known Music

If you like the idea beyond Forgotify, a web app that surfaces music that has never been played on Spotify, but want more control on what you discover, then you may be interested to hear of The Long Tail — an app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist into a playlist.<p>“With …

Travel tips: Sardinia's stunning south, and the week's best deals

Take me there: Costa del Sud, Sardinia<p><b>Why go?</b><br>Sardinia's Costa Smeralda, with its millionaires, models and mega- yachts, gets all the attention, but if you'd rather not spend €25 a day on a sun lounger, travel to the south of the island, where the white-sand beaches, backed by fig groves and …

How Long Should My Marathon Training Plan Be?

Training plans can last anywhere from 14 to 30 weeks. Coach Jenny explains how many weeks you really need to improve performance.<p><i>I’m training for my second marathon and shopping training plans, and I wondered about the best length of time for marathon training. I want to improve my time, and I’ve</i> …

Glute Strength

An exercise routine to build those important muscles that power your runs - and help you get a coveted "runner's butt."

How to be a smarter reader

Pursue 'targeted serendipity'<p>Pick each new book at random, and you'll end up with plenty of duds. But if you stick religiously to the same authors or genres, or rely on Amazon's recommendation engine, which makes suggestions based on past purchases, you'll never expand your horizons. Choose a …

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The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

While we are busy tweeting, texting and spending, the world is drifting towards disaster, believes Jonathan Franzen, whose despair at our insatiable technoconsumerism echoes the apocalyptic essays of the satirist Karl Kraus – 'the Great Hater' http://t.gu.com/oQ4CC Illustration: Mark Lazenby

What's the point of picnics?

After "Please come to my superhero-themed fancy dress wedding" the most distressing leisure time proposition in the English language has to be: …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Building Better Calf Muscles: How the Calf Works and How to Work It

<b>Take a gander at the muscles on the back of your lower leg.</b> Which category applies to you: Are they short and bulky? Long and bulky? Average size? …