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SimCity for the real world The high street may be dying, but cities have always been subject to change. What we must plan for is life after death, argues David Shariatmadari

Experience: I was a bartender in Antarctica

'It was pretty much a given that anyone who had applied for a job on the base was trying to escape something'<p>Looking back, there was a clear omen of what was to come within minutes of my arrival in Antarctica. The first pallet offloaded from the plane that had brought me contained nothing but beer, …

A Guide to Watching the Spectacular Perseids

The annual meteor shower will dazzle skywatchers with a flurry of shooting stars.<p><b>Skywatchers around the world are gearing up for the famous August Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 11 through 13 and promises to be the best celestial fireworks show of the year.</b><p>The Perseids grace our skies …


Budget brushes: six of the best

'Nowadays, budget brands have raised their game to the point where their brushes sit happily alongside my investment tools'<p>I'm very serious about my beauty tools. My brushes are mostly pricey, by Laura Mercier, Stila, Suqqu, Japonesque, Mac and Space NK, but I've had many of them for well over a …

Secrets of a former spy

Annie Machon is a former intelligence officer of MI5 who resigned in 1996, along with her partner, to blow the whistle on issues she had with the …


4 Tips To Increase Energy | The HAPPY Formula

This week has been busy busy busy<p>I have been up and down the country working with some amazing people including <b>Lucy Mecklenburgh</b> from <i>The Only Way Is</i> …


17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.


The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately.<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Gwen Stefani

25 Ways to Win With Watermelon

There’s something about watermelon—it just isn’t summer without it. But you can do more than just serve it in wedges or in a fruit salad. Paired with basil and feta, it becomes a savory salad, and paired with vodka it becomes…well, the best cocktail to round out the summer months. So, for National …


Modern Seaweed House Inspired by Traditional Techniques

On an island where trees were scarce, crafty locals made use of an abundant, yet highly unusual building material: seaweed. Naturally insulating, …


The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

H. R. Giger

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.


Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …


Best Perseid shower in 96 years? Nah

Another erroneous and misleading meme is going around about an August 12, 2017 meteor shower. Will it light up the whole sky? Be the best in 96 …


The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Street Chic: 2013 Lollapalooza