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Putin: The New Tsar review – a portrait of a lonely, lying narcissist

Stuffed with insight and bizarre anecdotes, this documentary about the Russian president could almost be funny if it weren’t so scary<p>It was 2006, not long since Vladimir Putin had passed a new law allowing the KGB to kill traitors outside Russia, and soon after Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned …

Russia

China's Chengdu: 10 Reasons to Visit Sichuan's Capital City

For tourists seeking to explore China beyond the Beijing/Shanghai basics, an excellent "starter city" is Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in the southwest. Once a silk brocade capital, it is pleasantly situated on the banks where the Jin and Fu Rivers intersect. It's central Tianfu Square …

Top 10 free (and almost free) things to do in Shanghai

Shanghai is a metropolis abounding in energy and excitement and there’s no shortage of interesting things to do. Designer shopping malls, expensive boutiques and upmarket restaurants might appear to reign supreme, but Shanghai is also chock full of free and inexpensive things to do.<p>If you’re lucky …

This is not just any petrol station: BP taps the M&S effect

As one of the most senior executives at oil giant BP, Turkish-born Tufan Erginbilgic might not be expected to have a particular interest in the grocery shopping habits of the great British public.<p>It’s a misconception that Erginbilgic, head of BP’s “downstream” refining and marketing division, is …

Oil & Gas Industry

Raising Stress-Proof Kids

<b>A Conversation with Psychoanalyst Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. and Author, Shelley Davidov</b><p>Shelley Davidow is a teacher and parent who wrote a fabulous book, <i>Raising Stress-Proof Kids</i> (Familius, 2015). As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist this book fell in my lap with joy. In the following interview …

10 Mac shortcuts you need to know

These tips and tricks will make your Mac life easier.<p>I've covered shortcuts for Finder, iTunes, Safari and Spotlight. Here are ten shortcuts for general Mac use that didn't fit in any of the above apps.<p>1. Command-Q to quit<p>If you are coming to Mac after a long tenure with Windows, then you might get …

Operating Systems

These are some of our favorite MacBook stickers for your laptop

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>This Darth Vader sticker is available for $16.80 at Etsy. Etsy It used to be that having a Mac at all would set you apart.<p>Not so much …

Which iPhone lens is best? The Zeiss ExoLens looks like a winner.

The iPhone has one of the best smartphone cameras out there. The only thing holding it back? Its fixed lens.<p>Committed iPhone photographers have long …

Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish …

Palm Springs

Will I pay CGT if I sell my buy-to-let to help fund a new home?

I’m hoping I don’t need to pay capital gains tax as I am using the ‘gain’ to help me move from one main residence to another<p><b>Q</b> I would really appreciate your advice on capital gains tax (CGT).<p>I own a second property, which I have let out for the past 10 years. I have declared the rental income each …

Housing

No headphone jack? No problem. Here's some wireless headphones to choose from.

Rumors have it that the new iPhone, which is being launched later today, will have no headphone jack. Without any sort of official confirmation, we …

Microsoft Launches Hub Keyboard for iOS

Microsoft has been on a roll on iOS lately. In addition to the news from the Outlook team that Sunrise integrations are coming back as Calendar Apps for Outlook on iOS, Microsoft Garage, its experimental apps project, launched an iOS keyboard called Hub.<p>Hub, which has a nice clean design, is …

15 Top Paying IT Certifications In 2016: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Leads At $125K

• Each of the five Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications brings in an average salary of more than $100,000.<br>• There are more than 685,000 Project Management Professionals (PMPs) worldwide, and their average annual salary is $116,094.<br>• Four of the 15 are Cisco certifications, solidifying the value of …

Project Management

The Turkish Puzzle

ISTANBUL -- While drinking tea by the Bosphorus a few days ago, I looked up and there sailing past me was the Moskva, a formidable-looking Russian missile cruiser returning home from its mission in support of Russia's Syrian pal, Bashar Assad.<p>Amidst the steady stream of tankers and merchant ships …

iPhone 6s Uses Different-Sized A9 Chips From Samsung and TSMC

Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, there were rumors suggesting both TSMC and Samsung were developing Apple's A9 chip for the device. There was some confusion over how the split would work, because the two companies used different technologies - TSMC was rumored to be using a …

iPhone

Western Bulldogs seal government Ballarat deal

Fairfax Media understands the Western Bulldogs have submitted a preference to host non-Victorian teams at the Ballarat venue, which is having a $15 …

Australia

50 Things to Do in Western Australia

Go west my friends, go WEST.Because if you only visit the east coast of Australia you’re missing out on some of the best landscapes, beaches, food …

Australia

‘We need a Blackburn hero’ to beat Liverpool in FA Cup, says Gary Bowyer

• Blackburn players can ‘write their names in lights’ in FA Cup replay • Blackburn struggling under transfer embargo with small squad • FA Cup match report: Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn<p>Gary Bowyer wants his Blackburn Rovers players to “write their names in lights” against Liverpool in Wednesday night’s …

Soccer

Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 in Amazing Photos

Total Solar Eclipse of 2015 Begins<p>Credit: NRK News<p>On March 20, 2015, the moon blocked the sun as seen from Earth in a total solar eclipse. See photos …

Solar Eclipse

Britain's Oil 'Cash Cow' Is At Risk

The oil industry has been hard hit by crude prices falling more than 50 percent since June to less than $50 a barrel.<p>Energy giant BP recently announced it was cutting 300 local jobs, mostly in the Scottish city of Aberdeen, Britain's oil "capital".<p>Others, including Shell and Chevron, warned late …