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UK business groups plead for economy to be put first in Brexit talks

Prioritise early agreement on rights of EU and UK citizens, and transition period preserving access to single market, Theresa May told<p>Britain’s biggest business groups have made a joint plea to the government to put the economy first in Brexit talks and to secure a transitional deal that preserves …

United Kingdom

The Conservatives need to return to championing liberal economics

The meeting of Tory backbenchers with Theresa May on Monday evening was notable for complaints about austerity.<p>Many candidates reported how they were criticised on the doorsteps during the campaign for cuts while Jeremy Corbyn was touring the country promising the earth. After the meeting …

11 fitness myths that are doing more harm than good

Unfortunately, there's a lot of workout advice out there that won't help you meet your goals and could actually do more harm than good.<p>Here's an overview of some of the most enduring workout myths and misconceptions, as well as the real science that can help you meet your fitness goals in a healthy …

Exercise

Should the world eat more like the Cantonese?

Hong Kong is a rabbit’s warren of eateries offering all manner of dishes – some of them not for the faint-hearted. But could this adventurous eating actually be good for us?<p>Sitting down in this small Hong Kong restaurant, I assume that the white chest of drawers behind me are filled with tea …

Hong Kong

Singapore's National Carrier Plans Job Cuts After Posting a Quarterly Loss

The CEO of Singapore Airlines (SIA) has said that the carrier is considering cutting jobs as it seeks to bounce back from its first quarterly loss in …

Employment

The truth behind the 10 deadliest plane crashes of all time

Experts say one of the deadliest air disasters in history was averted last week, after air traffic control prevented an Air Canada from landing on a busy taxiway, on which four aircraft were waiting.<p>But what really is the deadliest? Here, we count down the 10 worst plane crashes of all time.<p>It’s …

The best running trainers for women

A good pair of trainers are essential for running. While the fashion world have fully embraced the concept of a trainer, if you’re actually going to exercise in them, you need to choose more wisely than just which colour will go with your new culottes.<p>“Choosing the right shoe will help protect your …

Want to improve your life? Get up early

At 20, Hal Elrod had a near-death experience when he was hit head-on by a drunk driver. His parents were told that he’d have permanent brain damage and might never walk again – but he went on to become an ultra-marathon runner, success coach and international speaker, as well as a husband and …

Mural of saintly Pope Francis kissing devilish Donald Trump appears in Rome

A life-size mural depicting Pope Francis with a saintly halo kissing US President Donald Trump sprouting devil's horns appeared on a wall near the Vatican on Thursday, less than two weeks before they are due to meet.<p>The mural, which was painted on paper and pasted on to the wall during the night, …

What Every Elegant Woman Should Have in Her Closet

Long before dressing down became a fashion statement, the elegant woman has been running companies, foundations, and errands in low-key but decidedly …

Clothing

How Models Ended Up Having Actual Sex in Eckhaus Latta's Spring 2017 Campaign

Though Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta have come to be known for their inventive casting since founding their label Eckhaus Latta, the designers gave themselves their most ambitious assignment yet recently: They were looking for people willing to not only be photographed in their spring 2017 collection, …

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Apple’s cash pile is as big as the GDP of Finland and Jamaica, combined

So much cash is raining on some U.S.-based corporations that they are at a loss on what to do with all the money.<p>With the $250 billion sitting in its bank account, Apple could comfortably go out and buy Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company, at today’s market price without borrowing a penny. …

Investing

New research shows a good night's sleep will make you happier than a pay rise. Here's how to get one...

With news that a good night's sleep is the biggest indicator of living well, it's more important than ever to make sure you're getting a satisfying …

Sleep

Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history'

Archive used in prosecution of Nazis reveals detailed evidence of death camps and genocide previously unseen by public<p>War crimes files revealing early evidence of Holocaust death camps that was smuggled out of eastern Europe are among tens of thousands of files to be made public for the first time …

World History

Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda featured in Mary Poppins Returns set photos

Thanks to Twitter user Nanny Lella, four set photos have arrived online for Disney’s upcoming sequel to the classic 1964 film <b>Mary Poppins Returns</b> …

The Country That Doesn't Exist

In little-known Transdniestria, life is a constant search for identity. One photographer recently took a closer look.<p>Snaking down the border between Moldova and Ukraine is a landlocked sliver of terrain called Transdniestria. It’s home to more than half a million people and run by an independent …

The end of the affair: how the historic day Article 50 is triggered will unfold

As the clocks struck midnight to herald New Year’s Day, 1973, a Union flag was raised over the headquarters of the European Economic Community to mark the moment Britain officially joined the European project.<p>George Thomson, one of the UK’s first European Commissioners, took part in a torch-lit …

Daily Mail's 'Legs-it' Front Page Of Theresa May And Nicola Sturgeon Provokes Outrage

'Two powerful female leaders, and THIS is the headline?!'<p>The Daily Mail has prompted immediate condemnation on social media after featuring Theresa …

How to get rid of cellulite (because it CAN be done)

While cellulite is perfectly natural, most of us will admit we want to see it gone for good<p>Although there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it, most …

Skin Care

These Workout Moves Are Like Espresso Shots for Your Metabolism

First, let's get a better understanding of what metabolism actually is. Put simply, it's the bodily process needed to maintain life, wherein the body …

UK terror attacks since 11 September 2001

Wednesday’s horrific events in Westminster were just the latest in a long list of terror attacks on Britain since 9/11<p><b>• November 2001:</b> Real IRA car bomb detonated in Birmingham by republican dissidents. No casualties.<p><b>• 7 July 2005:</b> Four bombs carried by jihadi suicide bombers explode on tube trains …

Extremism

Donald Trump offers Theresa May full US cooperation and support: world reaction to Westminster terror attack

Donald Trump offers Theresa May full cooperation and support<p>Donald Trump has spoken to Theresa May to offer Britain the full cooperation and support of the United States in responding to the Westminster attack.<p>The US president, who vowed to keep America safe from terrorism as one of his core his …

Extremism

How to conceal dark circles

Just like spots and facial hair, dark circles under the eyes are a beauty bugbear no one wants to have to deal with. But you are not alone. Why? Because the skin around the eyes (periorbital skin) is much thinner than anywhere else on the face, around 0.5mm, which means that any congestion below …

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Digital Economy

California Is The Snowiest Place On Earth Right Now

After years of dealing with a statewide drought, California is the snowiest place on earth right now.<p>While many ski resorts in Europe were plagued by …

Weather

Dollar slides, yields rise as investors digest Fed | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar sank to a five-week low on Thursday while U.S. bond yields rose as investors digested the recent U.S. interest rate increase and indications there would be no pick-up in the pace of monetary tightening.<p>European stock markets gained following the election victory by …

Economics

Zara founder to receive £1.1bn payout after record sales

Amancio Ortega, Europe’s wealthiest person, has earned more than £5bn since 2010 and has a net worth of £58bn<p>The multibillionaire behind the Zara retail chain has banked another £1bn after the fashion group reported record sales and profits.<p>Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest man, will receive €1.26bn …

Marks & Spencer

How Virtual Reality Is Changing The World

Crouching low amid the sparse vegetation of the African bush, a trio of lion cubs lollop towards me. Our eyes meet. Branches crack. It’s hot, bright …

Virtual Reality

Funds prepare $2 billion oil market play as supply tightens | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Passive investment funds are poised to shift an estimated $2 billion from far-term to near-term crude futures over the next week, anticipating an energy market rally as a historic OPEC output cut slashes supply.<p>Used oil barrels are seen outside a garage in Cuevas del Becerro, …

Oil

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

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