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French workers enjoy first week of 'right to switch disconnect'

The end of the working week in France heralded a minor milestone for workers. It marks five days since the government enacted a law giving employees the right to switch off, the first time a country has sought to protect work-life balance in a hyper connected world.<p>It came as a relief for some in …

Six Simple Tips For Designing Stunning Infographics

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Infographics remain one of the best forms of visual content in the digital world today. They catch the eye and they can publicize a great deal of …

Ten weird and fascinating things every Londoner needs to see at... the Natural History Museum

Cursed jewels, exotic beasts and mysterious terrors of the deep – for centuries everything strange and peculiar has fascinated our curious little …

Zoology

Thirty of the best gadgets under £30

From innovative media streamers and VR headsets to super-compact memory storage devices and chargers, we select the best bargain gadgetry<p>Over-ear headphones<p><b>Sennheiser HD 201</b> <b>(£16.99)</b><br>Arrestingly reasonable offering from the stately German brand, and they ain’t too hard on the ears either.<p>Gaming …

Gear & Gadgets

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Tutorials

This Harry Potter Pop-Up Is Worth The Trip To London

Years ago, when you were first reading the Harry Potter books, you may have wondered to yourself, <i>How will they ever re-create this fantastic world in a movie?</i> It seemed like an impossible feat to bring J.K. Rowling's creation to life. Luckily, film designers Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima were up …

Apple's last great MacBook Pro was made four years ago — and there's one key reason for that

But thanks to a simple yet effective feature in MacBook Pros made between 2008 and 2012, my laptop will live on until at least 2020, and probably longer.<p>Normally, with the way I use my computer, it would have lasted two years and I would have had to buy a new computer for $1,800 or more.<p>What's this …

Traditional A-level subjects on the rise as students turn their backs on vocational courses

Thousands more students are studying academic subjects at A-level this year than had been predicted by the universities admissions service, new figures reveal.<p>An analysis by Ucas showed 4,000 more students are due to sit traditional A-levels this year than trends had suggested after pupils turned …

Your Old iPod Could Be Worth $20,000

Apple tech is highly collectible, even if it's not that old.<p>The outdated tech collecting dust in your closet could very well be worth big bucks. Like …

A Starter Guide to Phrases Coined by Shakespeare

Next time you’re at the local bar’s quiz night, and the question has something to do with state birds, guess cardinal. That is, if you’re otherwise unsure. Seven U.S. states use the cardinal for their representative plumed pal. Seven out of fifty odds isn’t bad for a guess.<p>Likewise, if you’re …

William Shakespeare

Nepalis Hold Their Breath as New Everest Climbing Season Begins

After two years of avalanches, earthquakes, and tragedy, climbers return to the world’s tallest mountain. But as usual, danger and controversy abound.<p>It’s that time of year when legions of mountaineers begin gathering on the flanks of Mount Everest, hoping to take advantage of a roughly two-month …

iPhone SE Vs iPhone 5S: What's The Difference?

The iPhone SE is here and, in many ways, it promises to be everything millions of customers wanted: a small smartphone with cutting edge technology. Then again the iPhone SE isn’t without flaws and it also looks identical to the model it replaces: the iPhone 5S.<p>So what’s the difference between …

Mobile Technology

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

England's 27 most beautiful villages

It's Hard To Argue With This Volkswagen T1 Revival Concept

Early Volkswagen buses are kind of a big deal. The older they get, the more rare and valuable they become—a group of fanatics even airlifted a …

Apple is upgrading iOS for education in a major way

Apple has always tried to position the iPad as a key tool inside the classroom, but it's never done all that much to tailor the device — or its software — for educational environments. Now that's about to change: Apple unveiled a preview of the next big update to iOS today, showcasing a range of …

9 exercise headphones that will make it easier to workout

<i>The Insider Picks 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>After researching and testing a whole bunch of these sports headphones, we can say that a handful stand out from the rest.<p>Below are our …

CES 2016: Awesome Accessories for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch

The second official day of CES is in full swing. It’d be nearly impossible to see everything or cover all the interesting products being debuted in Vegas: the convention center has seen futuristic cars, an array of drones, virtual reality tech, wearable tech, smart <i>everything</i>, and a plethora of …

Apple Watch

Christmas traditions explained: Why does Santa wear red? And why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

'Tis the season to deck those halls, but why do we do the strange things we do in December? We have all the answers...<p><i>Words by Kat Lister</i><br>An …

The best burgers in London

From a perfectly done cheeseburger to a patty that's been smothered in bacon jam, these burgers are catching the attention of London locals and tourists alike.<p>We've put together a list of 15 burgers you should make sure to try next time you're in London, based off of recommendations from Zagat, …

How to master the Apple TV remote’s new buttons

Like all well-designed products from the Apple mothership, the new Apple TV’s remote, also known as the Siri remote, looks simple but contains a surprising amount of depth.<p>Sure, you might know that one press on the Menu button will take you back one screen, but what about all the other secret moves …

Smart TV

These are 8 things Google looks for in a manager

The experiment didn't go down well and in the end failed. After only a few months, the engineering manager role was restored. It turns out that far from creating an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy, a good manager is actually key to a happy and productive team. Google's latest research, which they …

World Economic Forum

What to Know About Meat and Cancer

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Nutrition

Winning By Losing: Lessons In Resiliency At A First-Grade Soccer Game

The first thing you have to understand about first-grade soccer is how <i>real</i> everything suddenly feels to the kids.<p>For many of the kids (including …

Parenting

Miyamoto reveals the truth about Bowser Jr., Super Mario 3 myths

In an effort to promote both the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario Bros. series and this week's release of <i>Super Mario Maker</i> for the Wii U, Nintendo UK posted a Shigeru Miyamoto-starring, myth-busting new video to its official Twitter page.<p>Miyamoto addressed a number of fan questions and rumors in …

The Narrative 2 Lifelogging Camera Gets 1080p Video

Being able to capture and preserve memories is at the heart of everyday photography. In 2012, Narrative (then called Momento) took to Kickstarter to …

Human Heart Beats Outside Of A Body In New Transplant Method

An incredible new transplant method has been captured on camera, keeping a human heart beating in a machine.<p>The device, expected to save millions of …

First-time skiing in Falls Creek: 'What joy to hand back my skis with bones intact'

Skiing – bah! It’s not for me. It’s posh and elitist and requires a ton of equipment, and hours spent putting on special, ugly puffy clothes that don’t really fit.<p>You are then given heavy long things that you attach to boots and then they put you in a chair that takes you up a cold mountain, then …

Skiing

To Thrive, Many Young Female Athletes Need A Lot More Food

Participation in sports by girls and young women has soared in recent decades — by 560 percent among high school students since 1972, and 990 percent among college students, according to the Women's Sports Foundation. Highly committed young female athletes now run track and play soccer, basketball, …

Women's Sports