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Never touch an Englishman: The cuddliest nationalities in Europe, ranked

Do you greet a stranger by kissing them on the cheek or giving them a firm handshake?<p>In the largest study ever quantifying where people were comfortable being touched and by whom, 1,300 men and women were asked the same question. The results suggest that when greeting most people, you’re better off …

University of Oxford

Following your dream and having a 5-year plan WON'T make you happy

How following your dream, being a 'yes' person and having a 5-year plan WON'T make you happy... expert reveals six pieces of self-help advice to …

New lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV panels

A houseowner in Lewes has become one of the first in the area to use state-of-the-art lithium battery technology to store energy from solar PV …

10 great scenic drives around the world … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>Irohazaka Roads, Japan.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/17/1429275416432/edc5ce61-9e22-4f23-8eaf-084a6e532bfe-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>Irohazaka Roads, …

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National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

19 Hard Truths For First-Time Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are often filled with blind positively and motivation from their supporters. Sometimes though, it's easier when someone can just give it to you straight.<p>I was reading a story last week from a young entrepreneur that had just experienced his first failed venture. It was more of a …

Entrepreneurship

A quartet of solar farms for Good Energy

We’re over-the-moon to unveil our newest solar farm which has started generating more lovely 100% renewable electricity!

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3 Morning Routines That Will Improve Your Day

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>Many of you probably have morning routines similar …

Time Management

These 4 Things Kill Relationships

John Gottman can listen to a couple for 5 minutes and determine, with 91% accuracy, whether they’ll divorce.<p>He was featured in Malcolm Gladwell’s …

Self-help

How Poor Planning and Being Impulsive Can Lead to Big Wins In Life

<b>I’ve posted a ton of research about how conscientiousness may be the most important personality trait out there.</b><p>What’s conscientiousness? Having your …

Creativity

Camping, partner swapping and free beer: it’s LondOntheinside’s tips for January – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:30 pm, January 4, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drink, Music & Nightlife<p><i>Yes Christmas is over but it’s not all doom and gloom.</i> …

Blue Zone Photos: Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica

TravelTips and Advice<p>How does an isolated community on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast experience extraordinary longevity? Find out how hard work, a life plan, and some maize can lead to a longer life.

Costa Rica

Holiday hotspots: where to go in 2015

Photograph: Luis Fidel Ayerves/Getty Images<p>Paseo Maritimo, Málaga.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/31/1420026337246/d31ab952-8af3-4c75-a7ae-56d79c4b888d-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Luis Fidel Ayerves/Getty Images<p>Paseo Maritimo, …

Travel

Rob Sheffield’s Top 25 Songs of 2014

What a year for songs — songs about love and underwear and mixtapes and lipstick. There were more killer songs this year than anyone could absorb, …

Music

We need to have a frank discussion about marriage

Marriage, as most know it in western countries, is regarded as the end goal of a relationship between (usually) a man and woman, and it normally has some sort of religious component. Marriage is regarded as "sacred". Weddings are planned that few really want to attend; pointless dresses are worn …

Ten ways to break a sweat in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca has been saying <i>adiós</i> to the cheap-as-chips package holiday cliché over the past few years to focus on its year-round outdoor appeal.<p>And whether you are jumping off a cliff, negotiating the Tramuntana's gruelling hairpins by mountain bike or kayaking to secluded coves too tiny to appear on …

Majorca

Top 10 fishing trips and seafood restaurants in Tobago

Go rock fishing<p>Many of Tobago's coves and beaches are separated by outcrops harbouring rock pools and forming barriers where frothy breakers crash. At low tide, you can fish among the rocks with equipment as simple as a piece of string or fishing line with crabmeat, or other bait, hooked on the …

Top 10 beaches in Tobago

Fred Hoogervorst /Guardian<p>Photograph: Fred Hoogervorst<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Travel/Pix/pictures/2013/9/24/1380036086503/Coconut-palm-trees-on-Eng-010.jpg<p>460<p>Fred Hoogervorst /Guardian<p>Photograph: Fred …

Top 10 beach bars and rum shops in Tobago

Fred Hoogervorst/Guardian<p>Photograph: Fred Hoogervorst<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Travel/Pix/pictures/2013/9/24/1380029380601/Ocean-View-Bar.-010.jpg<p>460<p>Fred Hoogervorst /Guardian<p>Photograph: Fred …

Top 10 hotels, guesthouses and villas in Tobago

Kariwak Village Holistic Haven, Crown Point<p>Kariwak is a tranquil foodie's paradise, down a quiet lane but less than a mile from the airport. Canadian-born owner Cynthia Clovis has been cooking here for the past 31 years and recently published a book of her most popular dishes, such as sautéed …

England's forests: The zombies are coming

We couldn't finish this series without mentioning what is surely the strangest event ever to have occurred on Forestry Commission land.<p>The first sighting came in February in Kielder Forest, Northumberland, with outbreaks soon after in Chopwell Woodland Park, Tyne & Wear, and Hamsterley Forest, …

Create Your Own Charisma–And Supercharge Your Personal Brand

What Darth Vader (okay, James Earl Jones), Steve Jobs, and others teach us about gaining confidence and telling great stories.<p>The boy never thought he’d be able to communicate with others.<p>He developed a stutter that was so severe, he chose not to speak at all. As a matter of fact, he remained …

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Father's Day: Fathers should get 'use it or lose it' parental leave

New fathers should be entitled to a "daddy quota" of paternity leave on a 'use it or lose it' basis - to encourage more men to share childcare responsibility, a think tank has claimed.<p>Currently UK fathers are able to take two weeks of paid leave after the birth of a child. But the Institute for …

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How To Stop Stressing Yourself Out

Here’s your bit of trivia knowledge for the day. The term stress was first used for something you feel by Dr. Hans Seyle in the 1930s, describing the physiological responses in the body in situations that people judged to be “stress-ful.” At a conference he attended nearer the end of his career, an …

Bail out universities rather than banks?

<b>World leaders will be gathering in Northern Ireland next week for the G8 summit. Like a bunch of well-dressed people standing around a car that won't start, they will be looking for ideas to revive the spluttering engine of economic growth.</b><p>But is it time to think differently about what creates new …

Best-value destinations in Europe for 2013

Offering some of the world’s most iconic sights, best museums and superb cuisines, Europe is always an attractive and exciting destination, though overpriced hotels, extortionate entry fees and eye-wateringly priced restaurants in many parts of the continent can make travel here feel less than a …

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How To Use Frustration To Create Something Amazing

If you find something that frustrates you, your choices are clear: Do something about it or stop complaining.<p>I met a really pissed-off doctor last week. And, wow, was it inspiring!<p>Dr. Jonathan Bertman launched his own practice in the late 1990s. Like so many others at the time, he got excited about …