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'Britain's Most Festive Pub', The Churchill Arms, Is Covered In 57 Christmas Trees

And more than 1,500 lights.<p>Most of us are content with one Christmas tree, but not the team at The Churchill Arms in Kensington.<p>The London boozer, …

Google Photos update helps free up precious phone storage

Running out of storage space on a phone is a major pain point that affects millions of Android users across the world. Google understands that, and has come up with a simple solution that helps free up storage space on one’s phone.<p>Google has pushed a major update for Google Photos, which introduces …

Google Photos

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove beneficial. It would allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of …

The Brain

9 Fascinating Facts About The Microbiome, The Trillions Of Microbes Hidden Inside Us

The still-mysterious ecosystem of bacteria living inside you determines an incredible amount about your health–and your personality.<p>“Bacteria are living things. They are not trying to hurt you. They are not trying to help you. They are just trying to stay alive, like the rest of us.”<p>So begins the …

Biology

Immigrants' spouses 'must speak English before entering UK'

Supreme court judges unanimously dismiss Saiqa Bibi and Saffana Ali’s claim that pre-entry English test breaches their right to a private and family life<p>The supreme court has rejected a challenge against an immigration rule requiring spouses to be able to speak English before moving to the UK.<p>Five …

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

How traffickers use social media to lure vulnerable teenagers into sex work

<i>(By Alex Whiting, Thomson Reuters Foundation) –</i> When Nicole was aged 17 and her mother was sent to prison for white collar crimes, she met a man on Facebook who offered to take care of her.<p>But instead of looking after her, he sold Nicole to men across the United States from Texas to Washington …

U.S. Department of State

Diwali, The Festival of Lights: Pictures

Pakistan

24 Outrageous Looks From the National Beard and Moustache Championship

Photos from the National Beard and Moustache Champtionship

Beards

Why the pomegranate should be the ‘it’ fruit for your holiday table

We’re deep into Thanksgiving at WaPoFood headquarters (have you clicked through Thanksgiving Central yet?), but that doesn’t mean the wealth, and price, of pomegranates around us has gone unnoticed. These round, red fruits with the tart edible seeds called arils are in season till early winter. Are …

Recipes
CNN

Diabetic blindness could be reversed with eye injection

Injecting the drug ranibizumab into the eyes of diabetics improved their sight and prevented further deterioration<p>Diabetics blinded by the disease have been offered new hope afters scientists unveiled the first new treatment in 40 years.<p>Researchers said that injections of the drug ranibizumab …

Muslims Around the World Speak Out Against Terrorist Attacks in Paris

Marc Piasecki—Getty Images<p>Jeff J Mitchell—Getty Images<p>Jerome Delay—AP<p>Jerome Delay—AP<p>Christopher Furlong—Getty Images<p>Maxime Jouy—Newzulu/Alamy Live …

Cameron warns of British casualties in wake of Paris attacks

Prime minister coordinates Britain’s response to attacks as police and counter-terrorism officials assess threat to UK<p>David Cameron has said the UK must be prepared for a number of British casualties from the Paris atrocity as he condemned the “brutal and callous murderers”.<p>In a statement from …

European History

Tensions in Germany rise amid flood of asylum-seekers

Chancellor Angela Merkel, already under pressure from political foes and allies, seemed Saturday to hold onto her stance of placing no limits on the number of people Germany is willing to give refuge to — a stance that is increasingly being called into question.<p>In a somber statement hours after the …

North Africa

Nissan wants to bring wireless charging technology to electric cars

Electric car owners get to enjoy a certain level of pride in saying that they never have to deal with gas stations and dirty fuel-filler nozzles.<p>Most of those owners would likely agree that not having to deal with cords and charging ports would be another great step forward, however.<p>Soon, if Nissan …

Electric Vehicles