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Why doesn't Manchester have an underground rail network?

There is a gentle rumble below St Peter’s Square. High speed, electrified trains race below the streets as passengers are whisked from Victoria to …

Manchester

Germany greats attack current crop of having ‘body language of a dead frog’

Over the course of the last two World Cups, Joachim Löw has managed to give German football a new face. The teams he fielded in 2010 and 2014 were fluid and playful where previous Germany sides had been rigid and earnest, infused with an ego-less team spirit where previous squads had been studded …

Soccer

What If They Were Looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the Wrong Place All Along?

There are plenty of crackpot theories about the airlines that's been missing since 2014. But the futile four-year search has at least one serious investigator wondering if we've been looking in the wrong place.<p>Early this morning, local time, the <i>Seabed Constructor</i> recovered the last of eight sea …

Airplanes

Here's Where All the Great British Bake Off Winners Are Now — Food TV

One of the oddest things for an American watching British television competitions is how small some of the prizes are. U.S. shows tend to feature …

Mary Berry

New Jersey Cop Tells Woman 'You're About to Get Dropped' in New Body Cam Video

The new footage comes after a video of a cop punching a 20-year-old woman at the beach went viral.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Newly released body cam footage shows a police officer warning a woman she was about to “get dropped” shortly before a cop punched her on a New Jersey …

Crime

A woman’s negative Yelp review may cost her $1 million

One Yelp user is finding herself the target of a nasty defamation lawsuit. Her negative Yelp review, as well as posts on ZocDoc and Health Grades, …

San Francisco Bay Area

A Random Cat Gave Birth Under This Guy's Bed & His Twitter Thread Is Going Viral

If you're as organized as I am (which, let's be honest, isn't very organized in the slightest), you'd probably be able to find a lot of surprises …

Pets

‘Lil Tay Challenge’ highlights the worst part of YouTube culture

Will everyone please stop flexing?<p>The Lil Tay saga is YouTube and Instagram’s latest milkshake duck.<p>Lil Tay’s story is built on intricacies; a tale that captured everyone’s attention, leading to an inevitable appearance on <i>Good Morning America,</i> but here’s a quick introduction.<p>Lil Tay is a 9-year-old …

Rap & Hip-Hop

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy<p>As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to himself.<p>But when he spotted a young child dangling from the balcony of a fourth-floor Paris flat he felt …

Paris

Watch This Real-Life "Spiderman" Climb A Building In Paris And Save A Dangling Child

Mamoudou Gassama, the man who saved the 4-year-old, said he arrived in France from Mali just a few months ago.<p>According to La Chaîne Info, a French news station, the incredible incident took place on Saturday afternoon. Several videos of the moment emerged, one of which was first captured on …

France

Sun terraces and lawns: Dutch residents transform parking spaces

Project in The Hague has divided streets and revealed a deeply-held attachment to cars<p>It seems a straightforward offer: swap your resident’s parking permit for a bit of greenery in the freed-up space, a lawn, a sun terrace or somewhere for the children to play. However, if any further proof was …

Europe

Woman sucked out of Southwest plane window 'was wearing seatbelt' and died from blunt impact trauma

The woman who was killed when she was partially blown out of a Southwest Airlines plane was wearing a seatbelt at the time, but died from blunt impact trauma, according to authorities.<p>Spokesman James Garrow of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health said Wednesday evening that banking …

Trams are great for city transport – why doesn't the UK have more?

The UK used to be covered in trams, with networks in virtually every city and town, but now just eight (or six, depending on what you include) …

How I Journal

After last week’s focus on using pen & paper alongside digital tools, I had a few people ask me questions about how I journal. Rather than repeat …

The Way I Journal: Zach Weismann

<b>Who are you and what do you do?</b><br>My name is Zach Weismann and I’m a Partner at Connective Impact. Additionally, I am the Co-Founder of a healthcare …

GeoTagging

The National Gallery of Art Releases Over 45,000 Digitized Works of Art as Free Downloads

As esteemed art museums continue to digitize their archives, it’s becoming more and more effortless to view and learn about famous artworks by the world’s master painters, sculptors, and printmakers. So far, with over 45,000 digitally archived artworks, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC …

We Tested 5 Wireless Chargers for the iPhone and This is the Best

A few weeks ago, I tested almost every one of Apple’s wired charging solutions to find out which one was best. Job done, right? Well not quite, …

Tech Trends

Police release CCTV that shows pensioner having £1,000 savings stolen

Police are seeking a trio of thieves who were caught on CCTV stealing £1,000 from a pensioner in east London.<p>The 69-year-old had just withdrawn the …

Crime

Grenfell Tower management company hands over thousands of properties to Kensington and Chelsea Council

The body which managed Grenfell Tower is handing over responsibility for thousands of properties to Kensington and Chelsea Council, saying it can no longer deliver services effectively.<p>The Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO or TMO) wrote to residents announcing it would …

Woman hit with $284 billion electric bill

A Pennsylvania utility customer got the shock of her life after checking on her monthly electric bill and seeing that she owed $284 billion.<p>“My eyes …

Man attempts to slide down tube escalator, instantly regrets life choices

It may have looked cool in <i>Skyfall</i>, but in real life sliding down a London tube escalator is far, far less glamorous.<p>This was perfectly demonstrated …

The amazing ways intermittent fasting changes your body and brain

Stars such as Beyoncé and Hugh Jackman have spoken publicly about following intermittent-fasting plans to get in shape. So how does intermittent fasting work? We spoke with one of the leading neuroscientists in this field, Mark Mattson of the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, …

5 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux That Seriously Work

I'm fortunate enough to say I've only experienced acid reflux a few times—those awful cramps and pains near your ribs are certainly memorable—and I …

Home Remedies

Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick

A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, …

9 Things You Don’t Need to Be Adding to Your Smoothies

We already knew non-fat yogurt is a no-no, but some of the others are surprising.<p>There are so many ways to make a smoothie. You can make it green or fruity, you can have it in a bowl or a cup, and you can customize seemingly endless smoothie ingredients. But while a smoothie can be a healthy …

Why I Will Never Drink Bulletproof Coffee

41 grams of saturated fat in one serving? No thank you.<p>November 25, 2017<p>I'm here to demystify this entire Bulletproof coffee extravaganza (cough …

Nutrition

How I Use: Day One to Track My Goals

On my recent live session recording for LearnOmniFocus, I happened to mention that I track my goals within the journaling application Day One. The …

11 habits to avoid to make 2018 a more successful year for your career

The new year is a perfect time to say "hello" to workplace happiness and "good-bye" to the bad habits that make you miserable and hinder your professional success. You'll enjoy your time in the office a little more—and improve your professional reputation—if you make it your New Year's resolution …

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells firing properly, changing how we see the world

Sleep deprivation stops brain cells communicating properly and affects how people see the world around them, a new study has shown.<p>The new research, which has serious implications for driving while tired, shows that parts of the brain actually turn themselves off to rest even though a person is …

How Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Growth Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design the life you want.<p>You are essentially who you create yourself to be.<p>Once you embrace the “growth” habit, you will improve your way of life.<p>You will …