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How to Read Your Own Palm Lines ?

Palm reading, otherwise known as palmistry or chiromancy, is practiced all over the world. It has its roots in Indian astrology and Roma …

25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On

<i>“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time,<br>for that’s the stuff life is made of.”<br>―Benjamin Franklin</i><p>This morning I received a thank you email …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

'Fragile five' elections add to 2014 risks for emerging markets

LONDON (Reuters) - Elections in all the “fragile five” emerging economies next year, along with the thorny topics of Syria and Iran, will make life tricky for investors trying to steer through political risks in developing markets after a hairy 2013.<p>The withdrawal of U.S. monetary stimulus will set …

Riot Time: Flipping FRCs like Prata

Woke up this morning to some pretty interesting status updates and tweets about a riot that happened in Little India on December 8, 2013, here in …

Say "No" to an overpopulated Singapore

A gender gap that simply doesn’t add up

The shocking divide between boys and girls in maths and science is damaging Britain<p>When last week’s PISA education tests hit the headlines, it was because they appeared to paint a picture of national stagnation. England came 26th in the world for maths, 21st for science and 23rd for reading.<p>Much of …

Education

JP Morgan warns customers of possible data theft after cyber hack

<b>JPMorgan Chase is warning 465,000 holders of pre-paid cash cards issued by the US bank that their personal data may have been hacked.</b><p>The bank's network was attacked in July, and it was detected in September that servers had been breached.<p>JP Morgan said it found no evidence that money was taken from …

JP Morgan Chase

Godfrey Bloom Wins 'Foot In Mouth' Award For 'Wince-Inducing' Gaffes

Godfrey Bloom's unique way with words has landed him with the Plain English Campaign's "Foot in Mouth" award 2013.<p>The former Ukip business …

How life in the digital fast lane has made us lose touch with our senses

It's no wonder that companies are training their staff in mindfulness techniques<p>Once self-driving cars become the norm, what will we do with all that extra time? When we can sit back and let the car take the strain, what will we do during that three-hour drive to the grandparents, or the 30-minute …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

National Geographic Travel

Modern Residence Seamlessly Integrating into the Landscape in Ottawa, Canada

Recently designed by Christopher Simmonds, this clean-lined modern residence located in Ottawa, Canada is a sanctuary of peace and tranquility. …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

Queen Elizabeth leads tributes to Britain's war dead

In Britain, thousands of war veterans have taken part in services to mark the annual Remembrance Day commemorations.<p>In London, Queen Elizabeth led the ceremony to honour all those who have died during combat.<p>She laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in Whitehall as hundreds of thousands of people across …

Greens ask EU citizens to help choose their top candidates

The Green Party in Europe is asking anyone in the EU with an interest in Green policies to help choose their two leading candidates.<p>They are holding US-style primary elections and people over the age of 16 living in the EU can go online and cast their vote until the end of January.<p>At Sunday’s …

Blame Baldrick for our view of Great War, says defence minister

Satirical television programmes such as Blackadder have left Britons without a proper understanding of the First World War, a defence minister has said.<p>Dr Andrew Murrison, who was a surgeon commander with the Royal Navy, told the Commons that television programmes had effectively hijacked people’s …

Rowan Atkinson

A man's perspective on why engagement rings are a joke

'A diamond is forever' is genius marketing with no basis in relationship reality. My love isn't proportional to a ring size<p>Most of us are adult enough to know magic doesn't exist. And yet we're the same species that thinks fat rings are fairy-tale items which somehow "secure" another person's love, …

'Anonymous Indonesia' attacks Australian websites

<b>A hacking group calling itself Anonymous Indonesia claims to have attacked over 170 Australian sites, following reports of Australian spying.</b><p>The sites affected seemed to belong primarily to small businesses.<p>On Friday, Indonesia summoned Australia's ambassador amid reports that its Jakarta embassy …

Edward Snowden

10 Reasons You Are Rich

Even in times of financial uncertainty, it’s always important to keep things in perspective.<p><i>Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.<br>– Henry</i> …

If you feel like you’re at the end the road with nowhere to go, realize you are lying to yourself. You have imprisoned yourself in your own mind by telling self-defeating stories – stories about what your life should be like, what you should have already accomplished, and so forth. By doing this you’ve created a tiny space in your mind and you’ve begun to believe you are actually living in it. But you are NOT. You are alive in a vast world with infinite destinations. Take a moment to remind yourself of this. Go outside. Look at the sky and the clouds. THIS is the space in which you really live. Breathe it in. Then look at your current situation again. - via: http://www.marcandangel.com/2012/11/02/9-things-to-think-about-before-you-give-up/

9 Reasons You’re Stuck Where You Are

<b>You haven’t taken responsibility for your circumstances.</b> – Too many people have a habit of blaming their circumstances or mistakes on bad fate or bad …

Can going freelance help manage depression?

Some people embrace the flexibility and freedom, but there's also the isolation and insecurity to contend with<p>Ask a group of freelancers what the biggest perk of their job is, and someone will invariably say "working in your pyjamas". For me, not having to get suited and booted every day isn't just …

Thousands of Britons claim dole in Germany

More than 10,000 Britons are claiming unemployment benefit in Germany because they are not “hassled” in to finding work there.<p>Ex-pats receive up to £23,318 a year from the German taxpayer at a time when many in the UK complain of EU “benefit tourists” heading here to drain public funds.<p>Those …

Europe

UK economy - Policy areas

Women and those based outside London and the South East set to be the biggest winners from the National Living Wage<p>Government launches plan to fix …

Economy