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Harry's Razors & Blades UK - An Expert Review

Harry’s Razors – A Brief History<p>We’ve covered US brand Harry’s Razors on Ape to Gentleman a couple of times now. The shaving company created by Andy …

David Beckham

Museum of London showcases rare Roman sarcophagus in first public display

In 2017 a rare Roman sarcophagus was excavated from Harper Road in Southwark; a site that archaeological research has shown was part of a large Roman …

Archaeology

Remembering Robert Moog - Inventor of the famous Moog Synthesizer

Robert Arthur Moog 1934 – 2005<p>On May 23, 1934, American engineer and pioneer of electronic music Robert Arthur Moog, who was born. Moog is best known …

Synthesizers

The 'Bad Lip Reading' people have done the royal wedding and it's the crowning glory

You’ll probably remember the ‘Bad Lip Reading’ people who did such a memorable job on Donald Trump’s inauguration.<p>Now they’ve done the royal wedding …

Royal Weddings

The Van Driver Being Put Out Of Business By Brexit

23 May 2018, 12:15<p>This van driver gave a fascinating insight into how Brexit will affect business in Britain - leading some Brexiteers to admit they …

United Kingdom

10 gardening apps perfect for summer upskilling

From a helpful care calendar to a plant identifier…<p>Spring and summer are the best seasons to get outside and enjoy your garden. Whether you’re a …

Gardening

Unhewn Throne Is One Of The Best Fantasy Series I've Ever Read

I have read many fantasy books over the years, many of them mediocre, and few as captivating as George R.R. Martin’s now-ubiquitous <i>A Song of Ice and</i> …

Cover Art

The 100 Best Fantasy Novels of All Time - Unbound Worlds

<b>1.</b><p>Dubbed the “Nigerian Harry Potter,” Okorafor’s YA crossover novel of a Nigerian-American girl with albino skin and a deep well of magical talent is …

Books

A little-known feature in Google Maps lets you explore our local solar system — here's how to visit Mercury, Venus, and other planets and moons in Google Maps

Most people just use Google Maps to get directions from A to B, but it's also an incredible educational tool in its own right.<p>Using Google Maps is a great way to learn more about the various cities and countries around the world. But many people might not know that Google Maps can also be used to …

Maps

Daily Mail reader royal wedding comments done as headlines and it's everything you'd expect and more

Here’s the always followable @TechnicallyRon who has taken Daily Mail reader comments about the royal wedding and turned them into headlines.<p>They …

Royal Weddings

Katie Hopkins said this about the royal wedding and here are the only replies you need

Try not to bother too much with Katie Hopkins but the replies to this were too good to ignore.No competition. You can’t buy class. #RoyalWedding2018 …

Royal Weddings

How to make walnut, mint and pesto pasta topped with tenderstem

<b>Walnut pesto with tenderstem and wholewheat spaghetti</b><p>Preparation time: 15 mins<p>Serves 2<p><i>140g wholewheat spaghetti <br>100g tenderstem broccoli <br>½ garlic</i> …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

7 Easy To Grow Flowering Herbs For Your Yard

Beautiful and delicious, flowering herbs are ideal to grow in a small backyard, or in pots on a balcony. With a “double functionality”, you’ll get to …

Plants

17 Really Interesting And Entertaining Websites That You Never Knew Existed

A simulation that lets you control a human vocal tract?!

Horns

CyberGhost is a VPN that stands out, and not just because it's on sale

One bright spot in this year's black hole of bad news concerning internet privacy and data security: VPNs are thriving. It seems like you can throw a …

Privacy

Comparing the Royal Wedding to Its American Equivalent, the Super Bowl

Royal Weddings

Texas Republican admits his kids get trust fund money only if they marry another white person

A former Texas judge running for Dallas County commissioner has admitted that he set up a living trust with a clause that rewards his children for …

Bill Cunningham

Something important was different about this shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> This newest shooting seems, sadly, familiar, but it is important that we pay attention to what is different here.<p>The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians …

Guns

Do it now! Protect your router from Russian hackers

A few weeks ago, the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued an alert about state-supported Russian hackers carrying out attacks against a large number of home routers in the U.S. These hackers are organized, motivated and well-funded.<p>They’re not a bunch of misanthropic …

Wi-Fi

Chesil Beach, Dorset: stark and beautiful, it makes your heart skip a beat

The beauty of the setting for the film On Chesil Beach is born of its rugged and rocky nature. The 18-mile sweep is best enjoyed in bite-size chunks, at its many beachside cafes<p>The notion of a British “beach” conjures up images of sugary sand between your toes, buckets and spades, deckchairs and …

Ireland

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

A flowing, connected interior—once a fringe experiment of American architectural modernism—has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.<p>For some American families, one kitchen is apparently not enough. What is wrong with having just one …

Dining Rooms

The seven funniest comedy sketches EVER as Two Ronnies 'Four Candles' script is set to sell for £40,000

Ronnie Barker’s handwritten script for The Two Ronnies’ classic Four Candles sketch could fetch £40,000 at auction next month.<p>Is it so valuable …

Paul George

Report: Costly Electric Vehicles Hardly Do Anything To Help The Environment

An in-depth study found that, contrary to widespread belief, zero-emissions vehicles actually increase the amount of pollution that is emitted into …

Electric Vehicles

This illustrated collection of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea books finally does the series justice

The illustrated collection of Earthsea novels was a painstaking collaboration and one of the legendary author’s final projects<p>Fifty years ago, science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin released <i>A Wizard of Earthsea</i>, the first installment of a well-lauded and influential fantasy series. Sadly, Le Guin …

Books

Is the first cut the deepest? What it’s like to dissect your first dead body

Sue Black, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee, tells us what it was like to begin her journey into unlocking …

Medicine

44 "Frasier" Jokes That Prove It's Still The Smartest TV Show

"Copernicus called, and you are not the center of the universe."

Jokes

‘You can wee in a catsuit!’ ‘Dump the Ed Sheeran fan!’: Perfume Genius’s festival tips

Sign up for the Sleeve Notes email: music news, bold reviews and unexpected extras<p>Read more<p><b>My boyfriend insists on bringing his acoustic guitar to the festival and breaking into a bit of</b> <b>Shape of You</b> <b>on the campsite. Should I dump him?</b> <i>Christine, Oxford</i><br>Yes, 100%. I actually like Shape of You, it’s …

Festivals

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

I rode China's superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours — and it shows how far behind the US really is

Traveling to China can often feel like visiting the future. The cities stretch out for what seems like forever, while new skyscrapers, bridges, and futuristically designed landmarks spring up every year.<p>Nowhere is this feeling more apparent than when you encounter China's high-speed railway …

Trains

The best recent science fiction – reviews roundup

Everything About You by Heather Child, Hunted by GX Todd, The Body Library by Jeff Noon, 84K by Claire North, The Rig by Roger Levy<p>Heather Child’s debut novel, <b>Everything About You</b> (Orbit, £14.99), reads as though the author has travelled to the future and returned with an itemised report. We are in …

Books