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In 2011 Preston hit rock bottom. Then it took back control | Aditya Chakrabortty

In a new series looking at how to make the economy work for everyone, Guardian columnist Aditya Chakrabortty finds out how Preston turned its fortunes around by spending locally<p>The city of Preston in Lancashire dates back to Roman times. It is listed in the Domesday book as Prestune. It’s where …

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When Dauntless Isn’t Enough: The Moral and Strategic Imperative to Fix America’s Close Combat Units

Nearly 80 years ago, the German blitzkrieg took Europe by storm. Often lost in discussions about the German military’s panzers and Luftwaffe is that …

Climate change is fuelling wars across the world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says

Tackling climate change will help prevent global conflict, the incoming UN Secretary General has warned.<p>The new head of the UN, Antonio Guterres, …

The best Chrome extensions to boost your productivity right now

Thanks to the emergence of Web-based tools and services, most of us work primarily in the browser these days, and that means it’s our main productivity center.<p>Google Chrome is far and away the most popular browser around and it supports a huge number of extensions, which are essentially plugins …

My Must-Have iOS Apps & Web Services, 2016 Edition – MacStories - page 3

Utilities<p>Weather Underground. I've tried hundreds of weather apps since the App Store launched in 2008; Weather Underground is the only one I was able to stick with for over a year. In addition to a great UI with a dark theme, Weather Underground is powered by hyper-local data that provides more …

15 Apps and Games Every iPad Owner Should Download

Got a new iPad? Start your app collection with these award-winning picks!<p>The Apple iPad family has the best tablets in the business. We've hand-picked several great apps and games that look great on a large screen.

The best apps for your new iPhone

You got a new iPhone, huh? Good luck with the headphone situation. It's really not so bad once you get used to it. Thankfully, no matter how Apple changes the hardware, the iPhone still has beautiful, useful apps, many of which are available on no other platform. I picked a few of my favorites. …

This is the Excel trick that will change everything about how you work with data

Don't waste time testing different values individually in Excel. Use a data table to show the results for many different possible scenarios at once.<p><b>Follow BI Video:</b> On Twitter

You should always check these two websites before buying anything on Amazon

It's the holiday season, which means it's time for retailers to bombard you with sales, special offers, and other attempts to sell you things.<p>For …

The 48-hour Elite Dangerous rescue mission to the edge of the galaxy

An Elite Dangerous fan spent two days travelling across the galaxy to rescue a marooned player who had declared his game was over.<p>CMDR Chiggy …

HTC Vive

5 Insider Techniques For Building The Ultimate Chest

You're no rookie, so forget the bench-press basics! Cellucor athlete Craig Capurso and Bill Geiger are here to serve up some of the best …

Workouts

How To Get The Most Out Of PH3

Layne Norton's PH3 training program has helped many lifters become stronger than they ever could have imagined. Layne Norton himself is here to …

Exercise

Turbulent Jet Ignition Comes to Formula One

A few weeks ago Formula One enthusiasts were all agog over reports that some kind of HCCI combustion was being used to boost fuel efficiency of F1 …

3 Ways To Row Yourself Ripped

Time for cardio! What are your choices? Let's see... Treadmill, elliptical, bike, stepmill. All legs! If only there were a better full-body option. …

Exercise

How Libor came to be fiddled

<b>Few outside the City of London knew anything about Libor before it hit the news in 2012, when Barclays was given a huge fine and its chief executive Bob Diamond resigned.</b><p>But Libor - or the London inter-bank offered rate - is crucial because, flawed as it is, it has affected most of our financial …

How Facebook helped this guy’s e-commerce store go from zero to $100K+ in 3 months

22-year-old Melvin Chee from Melbourne, Australia went from experimenting with e-commerce dropshipping during his semester break to a 6-figure business in just 3 months. He had previously started several different businesses, many of which failed spectacularly. Some of his efforts were featured on …

One chart shows you all the main economic forecasts for Britain in the event of a Brexit

Australian investment bank Macquarie has produced a handy chart so you can easily see all the forecasts from a range of economists, from some of the world's most important organisations, about life after a potential Brexit — a British exit from the European Union.<p>All but one of the forecasts …

5 Steps To Recovering From Any Injury

Spend enough time in the gym or participating in a sport, and injuries are bound to happen. Use these 5 easy strategies to recover faster and get …

A Two-Headed Approach To Building Your Biceps Peak

Building the perfect biceps peak is an art. If you're tired of the same old curls and are ready to sculpt your arms, here's where to start!<p>It's been …

Workouts

How to Create iPhone Reminders for When You Get In and Out of Your Car

Living in LA means two things: one, the weather is probably going to be very nice, and two, you’ll need a car to go anywhere over a mile. Having a …

13 Free Things on the Internet You Should Be Using

Why pay when you can get it for …

Internet

4 Unique Ways To Start Your Chest Workout

Lots of eager lifters start their Monday chest workout on the bench press, and for good reason: It's easy to go heavy, and it's a hell of a lot of …

Workouts

300 free wallpapers that will breathe new life into your iPhone (or Android phone)

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. Late last week I wrote a quick post about how I make my iPhone look so much better than yours. Long story short, …

Nvidia Spent Billions Making This Absurdly Powerful Graphics Processor

What would you pay for twice the gaming performance of Nvidia’s flagship $1,000-plus graphics card, dubbed Titan and available since March 2015? …

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Top Strength Coach Explains How One Back Exercise Can Help Transform Your Entire Physique

If it’s not part of your program, it should be. Here’s why<p>Walk into any gym in America and you’ll usually find a traffic jam at the bench press.<p>But if you were to point out a man with an impressive physique, I guarantee he’s not pressing all day long.<p>I promise he’s putting a premium on exercises …

EU expenses: MEPs claim over £1million in five years as Nigel Farage admits claims for bodyguard

Two Conservative MEPs have each pocketed over £1million in taxpayer salary and expenses payments in just five years, it has emerged.<p>Richard Ashworth and Sajjad Karim both claimed over £150,000 in travel expenses and the same again for subsistence, among other entitlements, prompting concern about …

Rosberg's Mercedes contract leaked in Panama Papers

<b>IN THE SPOTLIGHT:</b> 2016 Formula 1 leader Nico Rosberg's contract with Mercedes has shown up in the Panama Papers as leaked documents. <i>Image: AFP /</i> …

Corruption

F1 Revs Up New Business Platform For Hospitality

At this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix the 11 teams in Formula One will be vying to improve on their performance two weeks ago at the season-opener in Australia. However, perhaps the most significant development of the weekend will be showcased today away from the track.<p>In a plush suite F1 will début …

21 Insane Gadgets To Make Your iPhone Even Cooler

Because carrying a handheld computer isn't high-tech enough.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.</i>